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Demonstrations Firefighters battle blaze in Okra Hill

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reporter assaulted


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
THE Bahamas Consulate in
Miami yesterday received a
bomb threat in the wake of
Tuesday's alleged attack on an
American reporter by Bahami-
an Defence.Force officers.
Mario Vallejo, a reporter
with Univision a South Flori-
da Spanish-language news chan-
nel was taken to hospital after,
according to witnesses, being
hit in the face with a baton
while he was using a pay phone
outside the Carmichael Deten-
tion Centre. Seven stitches were
necessary to close his wounds.
According to Oscar Corral of
The Miami Herald "an ambu-
lance finally came for Vallejo
and rushed him to the airport,
where he caught the first avail-
able flight to Miami. He was
treated at Kendall hospital,"


said Telemundo reporter Alber-
to Tavares, who witnessed the
beating.
Mr Vallejo was covering the
reunion between seven Cubans
rescued last week from Elbow
Cay and their Miami relatives
who flew to New Providence.
His cameraman. Osvaldo
Duarte, was arrested, along with
Telemundo reporter and cam-
eraman Lazaro Obreu. The
men were eventually released.
According to Corral's report,
Mr Duarte, who filmed the
episode from inside a taxi, left
his equipment in the taxi when
he was detained. Mr Vallejo
said Mr Duarte recovered his
equipment later that night after
being released.
"Everyone there saw it," Mr
Tavares said. "I saw him hit the
ground (Vallejo), and he tried
SEE page 12


Latin American

businessmen

boycott Bahamas


THE Bahamas tourism indus-
try is experiencing the first fall-
out from Tuesday's attack on
an American reporter, as Latin
American businessmen can-
celled their trip to the country.
According to the Associated
Press, a local construction
industry group, composed of


about 750 members, joined
Cuban-American activists
Thursday in a boycott of the
Bahamas to protest alleged mis-
treatment of migrants who pass
through here on their way to
the United States.
SEE page 10


* A FIREFIGHTER puts out the blaze which destroyed this one-storey wooden building in Okra Hill yesterday afternoon.
Although the fire units were unable to save the structure, they prevented the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)


GBHRA
shock at
beating of
journalist

* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT lawyer and
human rights activist Fred
Smith expressed his shock
over the beating of an
American journalist this
week at the Carmichael
Road Defeption Centre in
Nassau.
Mr Smith, president of the
Grand Bahama Human
Rights Association, said the
incident is but one example
of many instances of mis-
treatment and abuse by
SEE page 10


Juror's family say she is a 'scapegoat'


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Family of Lana Bain,
the juror who was found in con-
tempt of court and jailed for 14
days, is appealing against her
sentence, claiming she is being:
used as a "scapegoat".
Mrs Bain was one of 12 jurors
in the much-publicised murder
trial of Mario Miller, son of
Trade and Industry Minister
Leslie Miller.
A wife and mother of two
children, one 14 and.the other
three, Mrs Bain, who reported-
ly suffers from difficult preg-
nancies, is four months preg-
nant and without her medica-
tion at Her Majesty's Prison.
Justice Anita Allen handed
down the ruling on Mrs Bain
on Wednesday, saying she was
convinced that Bain was aware
that Brian Beneby.was the
brother of the accused, Ryan
and RicardoMiller.
* Louise Burrows, Lana's moth-


* LANA Bain's mother Louise Burrows and sister Shakira are
pictured being interviewed at The Tribune
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)


er, and her sister Shakira Bur-
rows, said Lana worked at the
Wyndham Nassau Resort with
Beneby but had never spoken
to him more than in passing.


"She is not saying that she
has never met him, but she only
knows his first name as they all
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* By TIFFANY GRANT May 11, 2001.
Tribune Staff Reporter He said that he saw "Ray-
mond" and "Derek" standing
THE father of murder vic- at the bar in the restaurant.
tim Peter Clark broke down Mr Moxey said that an indi-
on the witness stand yester- vidual by the name of "Ellie"
day after viewing a photo- said that he had to pay in
graph of his son. in the order to get inside. He said
morgue. that Ellie told him if he did
George Clark told the court not have the money he must
that the last time he saw his "go from the door".
son, Peter, alive,ehe was in He added that Ellie pushed
jovial spirits and a good mood,; him and that he pushed Ellie
as it was regatta time in back.
Andros. Mr Moxey said that a
Mr Clark also told the court "Sergeant Duncombe" came
that it was on a Saturday at over and held him, that he and
lam when he saw his son lying--the-sergeant walked-away; and
motionless in the back of a car that Ellie then hit him over
covered in blood, the head with two Guinness
When Mr Clark was shown bottles.
a picture of the body of his It was then, Mr Moxey said,
son in the morgue, he was that he and Ellie started to
overcome with grief. He wrestle.
placed his hands over his face The witness said that an
and started to weep. officer called "Williams" held
However, he soon corn- him, while sergeant Dun-
posed himself and was able to combe held Ellie.
continue with his testimony. Mr Moxey told the court
Six men: Don Bastian, son that later, while he was at the
of South Andros MP Whitney restaurant, he was grabbed
Bastian, Derek Bastian; Ray- around the waist by one of the
mond Hepburn, Neil Prosper, defendants and stabbed by
Jerome Bastian and Jeffrey another defendant.
Miller are accused, being con- He said that the ordeal last-
cerned together, of the May ed for:20 minutes and that he
12, 2001 murder. was stabbed eight times.
The men are also charged Moxey told the court that
with the attempted murder of. after the stabbing, when he
John Moxey. and his companions were leav-
It is alleged that they caused ing the restaurant, a truck
the death of Clark and pulled up outside Travellers
attempted to murder Moxey Rest and some men threw bot-
during an altercation outside ties and a garbage tin at the
the Travellers Rest restaurant car that he and Peter Clark
in Mangrove Cay, Andros. and others had arrived in.
The jury also heard the tes- At one point during this
timony of John Moxey. incident, Mr Moxey said that
During his testimony, the he jumped into the sea.
lawyers had difficulty hearing During the cross-examina-
the witness, tion, Mr Moxey revealed to
He told the court that he the court that he threw a cut-
had difficulty raising his voice lass at one of the defendants
because of his stabbing injury, during the altercation inside'
Mr Moxey testified that he the restaurant.
and Peter Clark, along with The proceedings were
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in a car at around 10pm on morning.


Roberts

approves

rebuilding

project

a By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Minister of
Works Bradley Roberts
signed a $2.9 million contract
on Thursday for the rebuild-
ing and repair of roads in
West-Grand Bahama follow-
ing Hurricane Wilma.
Mr Roberts announced
that the major road works
project is expected to be car-
ried out within the next 90
days by Waugh Construction.
"Grand Bahama sustained
damages to its civil infra-
structure in excess of $2 mil-
lion. My officers have been
directed to negotiate with the
local contractor to have the
south coastal roads reinstat-
ed," he said.
The work will include the
repair of hurricane damaged
roads in Hepburn Town,
Martin Town, Lewisyard,
and variious townships in west
Grand Bahama.
It also includes six miles of
resurfacing of Queens High-
way, and 69,000 square yards
of roadway for Chisholm
Avenue, Quakoo Street and
Seagrape Road.
Technical officers at the
Ministry of Works are also to
install a drainage system in
Bootlle Bay and Quakoo
Street.
Mr Roberts is expected to
address the issue of flooding
at Fishing Hole Road at a
town meeting on Thursday
evening.


0 In brief


Man is shot

by police

during

break-in

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT A man armed
with a crowbar was shot twice
by police in Abaco early Thurs-
day morning during a break-in
at Marsh Harbour Auto Parts
Store on Don McKay Highway.
According to reports; the
shooting occurred sometime
around_ 1.33anm_iwhen police.
received information that a man
had broken into the establish-
ment.
The suspect; a 43-year-old
resident of Murphy Town, Aba-
co, has been airlifted to the
Princess Margaret Hospital in
New Providence for medical
attention.
Supt Basil Rahming said two
officers spotted the suspect
inside the store.
When one of the officers ran
to the back of the building, he
was confronted by the suspect,
who was wielding a long metal
rod.
The suspect was ordered to
lie on the ground but he refused
to comply and allegedly charged
the officer with the crowbar
raised in a threatening manner.
..... Mr.Rahming said the officer
fired twice and the suspect was
hit in the hand and grazed in
the head. He said the suspect
continued to struggle with offi-
cers, but was subdued.
He was taken to the Marsh
Harbour Clinic, where he was
treated for his injuries. He was
later flown to the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital in New Provi-
dence, where he is detained.

Woman

fights off

attempted

abduction

SA ZO-year-old man was
arrested in connection with the
attempted abduction of a
female jogger on Wednesday
afternoon at Grand Bahama
Highway.
Lisa Heath, 42, of Freeport,
reported to the police that she
was jogging at around 5.30pm
near the Chicken Farm when a
man pulled up alongside her in
a black Nissan Sentra.
She told police that the man
got out of the vehicle and
attempted to drag her to his car.
The victim resisted .and
. 'f-guht- ff the assailant, who
fled into the bushes leaving his
vehicle in the road with the
engine still running.
Ms Heath, who was slightly
injured during the ordeal, was
able to contact the police.
Supt Basil Rahming said
police were dispatched to the
scene to investigate.
Officers impounded the sus-
pect's vehicle and took Ms
Heath to the Rand Memorial
Hospital, where she was treated
for her injuries and discharged.
Mr Rahming said sometime.
around 7pm, the suspect went
to Central Police Station and
reported his vehicle stolen *'
The 20-year-old resident of
Newton Crescent was then
arrested and taken into custody.


Human
rights group
ask to visit
Fox Hill
"IN the wake of the publica-
tion of alleged prisoner abuse
photographs, the Grand
Bahama Human Rights Asso-
ciation (GBHRA) has asked for
permission to visit Her
Majesty's Prison, Fox Hill.
Association president Fred
Smith -said that the-GBHR-A
has written to the Minister of


National Security, Deputy
.Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt
and Prison Superintendent
Elliston Rahming for permis-
sion to send a delegation to the
prison.
"We want to interview pris-
oners directly and to see the:
conditions that they are being
held.
"Now, if everything is okay -
if they are being treated prop-
erly there is no reason why
we should be refused. So we are,
waiting for an answer to that:
letter," he said.


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0 In brief

Hawksbill
project may
be done by
end of year

TWO proposed projects in
the Hawkesbill area of Grand
Bahama could both be com-
pleted by the end of the year.
According to a Bahamas
Information Services (BIS)
spokesman, construction could
soon begin on a new subdivi-
sion an graveyard in the area.
The graveyard would replace
several along the shoreline that
were damaged or destroyed
during Hurricane Wilma, par-
ticularly in the Hunters and Pin-
ders Point areas.
The official said designs for
this project are presently being
finished and Ministry of Works
has committed to starting con-
struction at the site as soon as
they are done.
The new subdivision at
Hawksbill is to be built on land
donated to the Grand Bahama
Port Authority.
The land will be passed on
"free" to new homeowners,
Housing Minister Shane Gib-
son said last week.
The owners will only have to
pay for infrastructural work,
and Mr Gibson said his ministry
is trying to keep the cost around
$70,000.
He added that the cost of the
homes would also depend large-
ly on the cost of building mate-
rials.

Employees

recognized

for long

service

MORE than 130 Cable
Beach Resorts employees who
have served between 20 and 46
years will be recognized during
the company's Diamond
Awards gala.
The event will be held at the
Rainforest Theatre in the Wyn-
dham Crystal Palace Resort on
February 13.
Those receiving honours will
include 14 employees from the
Wyndham, 38 from the Nassau
Beach Hotel and 82 from the
Radisson.
Prizes will also be presented
to the most outstanding
employee, supervisor and man-
ager of 2005 from each of the
three member properties, and
an award will go to Cacique
2005 chef of the year Jason.
Honourees will be treated to
musical entertainment by Ron-
nie Armbrister, La Femme, St
John's Choir, Simone
Cartwright and the Cable Beach
Resorts Valley Boys.
Newly appointed human
resources director Selvin Bas-
den said the event is an indica-
tion of the value the company
places on its workers.
"The Diamond Awards is just
one example of how important it
is to recognize those individuals
within our company who have
made a contribution not only
through their long and outstand-
ing service, but also through the
professionalism and understand-
ing they share every day with
their co-workers," he said.


Dedicated force planned for centre


DETENTION centre chief
Edwin Culmer said yesterday
he wants a 40 to 50-strong
force of his own to run the
controversial institution.
He said the government is
working on recruiting a new
unit to take over from the
Royal Bahamas Defence
Force at the Carmichael Road
centre.
His comments came after
this week's incident outside the
centre, when a Defence Force
guard attacked a foreign news-
man, splitting his face with a
baton. An investigation is now
underway.
Mr Culmer, who was not at
the centre when the assault
happened, said he could not
comment on the incident itself,
but said he wanted a 'deten-
tion force' for all hands-on
duties.
The Defence Force, he said,
would continue to be respon-


M EDWIN CULMER


sible for security, but it was
felt a dedicated force for work
inside the centre itself was his
major requirement.
"I believe everyone in the
centre, including foreigners, is
entitled to fair treatment," said
Mr Culmer, who was trans-
ferred from Fox Hill Prison


last year.
"However, we have had
problems with Cubans before,
both at the prison and the
detention centre. You must
remember that they become
violent and want to take over.
"There are two sides to
every story but if the officer
involved in this incident was
wrong, then he will be dealt
with according to the law."
Mr Culmer said he did not
approve of brutality, but there
were always unruly types in
every institution.
His new force, he said,
would be young and able to
offer something to the coun-
try. He did not want retirees
from other services.
Repeated allegations of bru-
tality have been made against
the detention centre, which is
used primarily for processing
illegal immigrants.
Mr Culmer was said to be


unhappy about his move from
Fox Hill, but told The Tribune:


"I have no problem about being
transferred."


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POLITICAL and financial
pressures imposed on Jones
Communication may have
been the cause of his termina-
tion from the Love 97 radio
station, according to former
talk show host Michael Pintard.
Mr Pintard, who from Sep-
tember to last Friday hosted
the midday show Issues of the
Day, says he was fired because
he would not apologise for
comments he made regarding
Prime Minister Perry Christie.
Mr Pintard said that
although Jones Communica-
tions CEO Wendall Jones told
him he was being dismissed
because he violated "a basic
tenet of journalism," he
believes it was because pres-
sure was put on the company
- politically or financially.
At a press conference in
front of the Cabinet Office,
Mr Pintard said that what he
said about Mr Christie's com-
ments regarding the death
penalty at the funeral of prison
corporal Dion Bowles was the
source of friction between him
and the company. Mr Pintard
gave his opinion on air that it
was inappropriate for the
prime minister to voice his
support of capital punishment
in that particular setting.
He said he took this view
because he felt the Prime Min-
ister should have used the
occasion to offer words of
comfort to the family, friends
and co-workers of the slain
officer. He added there were
other things the prime minis-.
ter could have done to show
his position, such'as cause
his government to start to
read death warrants. This, he
said, would have forced the


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condemned to take their
appeal to the Privy Council.
Mr Pintard said that while
he expressed his views, he did
not mean any disrespect to the
Prime Minister, nor he did
ever call him a liar.
"I chose not to apologize,
because if I did, I would not
be able to look at myself in
the mirror. I want to leave a
legacy for my kids that I am
not bowing."
"Right or wrong, Corporal
Bowles died and not one
prison officer lost his job.
Right or wrong, the head of
the prison did not lose his job,
right or wrong, the Minister
of National Security did not
lose her job and the prime
minister is still in place.
"Only one talk show host
lost his job, I find that phe-
nomenal," he said.


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LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

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EDITOR, The Tribune
CAPITAL punishment is a
worthy subject for public dis-
course. Concerning this subject,
I had written two letters actual-
ly, before I finally had a rare
moment of clarity and produced
this one. I'll try to keep it brief.
As Jesus Christ was prose-
cuted for trumped up crimes,
beaten severely,.and finally
hung on that old rugged cross
between two common criminals,
he.never once denounced the
practice of capital punishment.
When one of those common
criminals, realising that this man
Jesus was indeed Messiah,
asked Him (Jesus) for forgive-
ness, Jesus responded by say-
ing "I tell you this one thing -
this practice of executing crim-
inals is illegal and needs to be
stopped, and when I get back'
to Heaven, I'm going to see to it
that something is done about it,
okay?"
No, no, that's not right. Jesus
said to Ihis new ly humbled man
- "Today, thou shalt be with me
in Paradise". (Isn't that very
beautiful?) Not one word about
the severity of the punishment
that had put them both there.


Not a word against the Roman
government's practice of state
sponsored execution, or the
falsely arrived at opinions of the
Jews. Fact is, Jesus never once
alluded to the law concerning
capital punishment being
changed as it had been laid out
in the Old Covenant.
The legal system here in the
Bahamas, and everywhere else
for that matter, is broken.
Everybody is not equal under
the law. Some are more equal
than others, if you know what I
mean. The reason for this is
because man is what he is the
most corrupt life form on the
planet. However, as much as it
is possible, the law of the land
must be upheld. The law of this
land makes provision for per-
sons convicted of murder to be
executed. My question is why
isn't this process conducted in a
time efficient and determined
manner?
I accept that there are those
opposed to capital punishment,


and they have a right to make
their voices heard. In order to
settle this thing once and for all,
our government needs to give it
to the people by way of refer-
endum. Let us decide whether
we want to dispose (yes, I said
dispose) of those individuals
who will not be subject to our-
rules of behaviour.
Finally, I know that I will be
accused of being bloodthirsty
and simply falling prey to the
atmosphere of violence that
permeates our society today.
Well, all I can say to my detrac-
tors is that while I am no college
graduate, I think that I am quite
the intellect. And, I am intel-
lectually honest, simply because
I am not a college graduate and
therefore I am not influenced
by an education with a decid-
edly liberal bent.
Redemption may, and hope-
fully will, come before one
encounters the hangman's
noose. But he is still subject to
the noose.
WILLIAM (BILLY)
ROBERTS
Nassau
February 3 2006


EDITOR, The Tribune
INCREDIBLY Bahamian society picks and
chooses which segment of law that it wishes to be
upheld seemingly based on convenience and little
else.
The inexcusable murder of the overseer recent-
ly is unacceptable however likewise the public
vulgar positioning of wanting revenge is ungodly
and certainly very questionable.
Quote all the biblical quotes you like I am
more interested in what Christ, our Redeemer,
taught whilst amongst us'and certainly it was not
revenge.
The State has a problem and only those
empowered in government can resolve it but at
this time they correctly uphold the status quo as
a result of past Privy Council judgments which our
jurisdiction is required to abide with.
I wonder what the Commissioner of Police
or any other proponent of the death penalty is
going to say when after hanging the 30+ up in
Fox Hill the murder rate does not decrease?
What are they going to say then, as the rate will
not decrease? After the last hanging there were


two murders within 48 hours!
The system is flawed as in itself it is inhumane
as it allows for matters to be drawn out for year:
and years for process to be see to have beei
done.
In teachings of Jesus Christ, as so mania
Bahamians say they believe in, not the Bibl
which is a series of predictions, when did Jesu,
Christ teach revenge and eye for any eye?
Why do we have those who flare off the end ir
a temper and murder? It is the society which we
all 310,000 of us have decided is best for us. We
have very, very few premeditated murders. Yes
we need a system that meters out appropriate
' punishment over and above being locked up
which will punish physically the person and will be
a true deterrent as most cannot stand pain but this
must be administered regularly and humanely tc
men and women equally.
I am ashamed that a growing number of church
people are advocating revenge.
HHUMES'
Nassau
January 28 2006


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PRIME Minister Perry
Christie is heading the Bahamas
delegation to a Caricom Heads
of Government meeting in
Trinidad and Tobago.
The delegation left New
Providence yesterday and will
return on Saturday.
Among the items on the
agenda are the current situation
in Haiti and a farewell to the
departiqng prime minister of
Jamaica PJ Patterson.
Trayelling with Mr Christie
will .be Minister of Tourism
Obie Wilchcombe; Minister of
Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell;
Minister of Financial Services
and Investments Allyson May-
nard Gibson and Ambassador
to Caricom Leonard Archer.
Accompanying the delegation
will ;be chief. of protocol
Andrew1 McKinney. and Rhoda
Jackson. first assistant secretary
in the ministry o.f Foreign
Affairs.
During Mr Christie's absence,
Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia
Pratt will act as prime minister.


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service at

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cathedral

A special men's day service
will be held at St John's Native
Baptist Cathedral on Sunday,
February 12.
The theme for the day will
be: "Be Christ, men, from head
to toe'"
The scripture will be taken
from Romans 13:14: "But put
ye on the Lord Jesus Christ and
make not provision for the flesh
to fulfil the lusts thereof."
The chairman of the event
will be Deacon.Nehemiah
Cooper and the co-chairman
will be Brother Ralph Collie.
The speaker for the 11am
worship service will be Rev-
erend Jerome Pratt of Rich-
mond, Virginia. He is the son
of the church's pastor, Rev-
erend Doctor OA Pratt.
There will be a grand gospel
concert at 3.30pm featuring var-
ious church male choirs.
On Saturday, February 18, at
7.30 pm there will be a post
Valentine's dinner at the Royal
Palm Convention Hall on Nas-
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THE Ministry of Transport
and Aviation announced the
purchase of more than $57,000
worth of equipment to aid in the
containment of oil spills.
The supplies include oil con-
tainment booms, anchors, and
absorbent pads to trap or
remove spills that occur in
Bahamian waters.
Officials estimate that the
materials are sufficient to handle
a "tier one" spill which is any-
thing from one to 10 barrels of
oil.
A tier two spill is between 10
to 100 barrels, and a tier three
spill is anything beyond that.
Currently if there is a tier two
spill in the Bahamas, the .local
oil companies have an obliga-
tion to assist in the containment.
However a tier three spill
would have to be addressed with
the help of international part-
ners such as the Clean


Sir Freddie Laker dies at 83


SIR FREDDIE LAKER, the
charter airline pioneer with close
business ties to the Bahamas,
died in a Miami hospital yester-
day at the age of 83. He had'
been ill for some time.
The flamboyant businessman
had an up-and-down career in
more ways than one, but will go
down in aviation history as the
man who brought transatlantic
no-frills air travel to the masses.
Laker, who eventually went
bankrupt after making headlines
with his pioneering Skytrain in
the 1970s, bounced back in later
years and relaunched Laker Air-
ways in the Bahamas in 1992.
In that year, the airline added
a Fort Lauderdal. flight to its
Columbus, Ohio, service into
Nassau, enlisting Majestic Tours
as its local sales agent.
Then, in 2001, Sir Freddie was
on board his plane for an inau-
gural Jacksonville-Nassau ser-
vice, offering three, four and sev-
ef-riight paickj ge atAt choice of
five New Providence hotels.
Last night, aviation expert
Stuart Birch of The Times of
London told The Tribune: "He
was undoubtedly a pioneer of
cheap flights. He was very suc-
cessful but eventually went down
the tubes. However, typically,
he was able to bounce back. He
was undoubtedly a major figure


in aviation history."
When the Bahamas-registered
Laker Airways succeeded his
original venture of the same
name in 1992, Sir Freddie had
already been an aviation fron-
trunner for 16 years.
But this time;he based him-
self in Grand Bahama and told
Associated Press: "I'm starting
from scratch again by having a
lean operation that specialises
in the high-demand charter busi-
ness."
Using two Boeing 727s, Sir
Freddie operated five weekly
flights from Orlando and also
operated packaged holiday
flights Irom Cincinnaii,
Nashville, Cleveland, Raleigh-
SDurham and Richmond..;, :
His Bahamas venture did not
always run smoothly. Freeport
workers claimed in 2001 that
they were "inhumanely treated"
and their lawyer called for an
inquiry into the airline..
However, Sir Freddie contin-
ued to smile, and was a familiar
figure around Grand Bahama in
his 80-foot yacht Jacqueline,
which was named after his wife.
In the mid-1980s, Sir Freddie
was reported to be advising
financially troubled Bahamasair
when it was going through one
of its many crises.
During the 1970s, Laker was


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train service bringing transat-
lantic, air travel within the reach
of tens of thousands of Britons
and Americans.
However, his cheap-and-
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when major carriers like Pan.
Am British Airways and TWA
allegedly conspired to force him
out of business. He was eventu-
allyj offered a personal $8 mil- .
lion] settlement for the collapse.
of his airline.
In the end, he said, he had 29
airlines ganged up against him..:;,
To former British prime minister
Margaret Thatcher he was a
Business icon, but he claimecdshe, .,
""turned her back on him when
the heat was on.
Even so, his ideas led to the
current boom in low-cost airlines
and he always said he was proud
of what he did to force big car-
riers to change their approach.
Sir Freddie, married four
times, suffered personal tragedy-; i'
when his: 17-year-otd son Kevini'
was killed ini a car crash. -' '


Caribbean and Americas
(CAA) the main objective of
which is to respond to oil spills
anywhere in the Caribbean,
Latin America, and South
America.
Mrs Hanna-Martin said that
her ministry will be holding
training sessions in Abaco and
Exuma very shortly and that
they look forward to training
persons in as many Family
Islands as possible in the proper
use of the equipment.


"This initiative is on fairly a
small scale, but it ensures that
we are not entirely reliant on
private individuals. This will not
allow us to respond to a major
oil spill, but it definitely is a step
in the right direction," she said.
Rather than scattering the
equipment on every island, Mrs
Hanna-Martin said the equip-
ment will be positioned in var-
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THE government has taken
great strides.in promoting
international co-operation in
an effort to ensure that the
financial services industry
remains regulated against the
dangers of money laundering
and terrorism financing, Attor-
ney General Alfred Sears said.
He said the Bahamas has
spent millions of dollars on this
effort, and will continue to
maintain "high standards" -
despite the removal of formal
monitoring by international
regimes.
Mr Sears made the com-
ments while addressing the
Special Programme for Inter-
mediaries in Nassau (SPIN)
conference at the British Colo-
nial Hilton on Tuesday.
He noted that the Bahamas
has a long history ofeconomic
and political stability, a tradi-,
tion of parliamentary democ-,,-r
racy since 1729; a robust tradi&
tion of the rule of la%\; and an ,
independent judiciary. '';
"But the contemporary
themes that are in sharp focus
are the tremendous challenges
facing the industry'over the
past eight years and the way in
which the Bahamas has sought
to meet them," he said.
According to Mr Sears, the
Bahamas' commitment to
intexnationalco;Qper.a~in in
the area of financial crime.,is
being strengthened by a pack-
age of legislation that came into
force-in-2000, as well as other
significant laws.
These, he said, include the
Anti-Terrorism Act, 2004, and
the International Obligation
Act. which jllo\s the Bahamas


ATTORNEY GENERAL
ALFRED SEARS
to give effect in domestic law to
economic sanctions required
by the UN Security Council
Resolution 1,373.
Recognised
Mr Sears said that since 1856,
when the Foreign Tribunals
Evidence Act was passed, the
Bahamas has recognized that
it must co-operate with other
nations in order to maintain
the rule of law within and out-
side its borders.
This Act has been replaced
by recent laws which cover Var-


ious requests for judicial dek
operation including: ;
Requests for assistance in
criminal matters under tlh
Mutual Legal Assistan4
(Criminal Matters).Act >,
Requests for obtaining et
dence in the Bahamas for u
in criminal proceedings or
investigations in foreign juris;
dictions under the Criminal
(International Co-operation)
Act ' .*
Request for obtaining evi-
dence in the Bahamas for use
in civil proceedings or.inveSti-
gations in foreign jurisdictions
under the Evidence (Proceed-
ings in Other Jurisdictions)
Act, 2000.
Mr Sears said international
judicial co-operation is tlhe
responsibility of the Interna-
tional Legal Cooperation Unit
(ILCU), which has been estab-
lished in the office of the Attor,
ney General.
He added that the functions
carried out by the ILCU are
especially important to the
Financial Action Task, Force
(FATF) from whose list of
'uncooperative jurisdictions'
the Bahamas was removed in
October 2005.
"This lends credence to- iur
assertion that the Bahamas has
always maintained and contin'-
ues to maintain that both ju4i-
cial requests for assistance.
processed through the office of
the Attorney General, and r`g"
ulatory requests processed
through the respective regil1-,
tory agencies in the Bahama,:
have and continue to be expert
ditiously processed, within the
framework of regulatory
requirements, due process cot,
siderations and institutioril-
capacity," Mr Sears said. .'


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by the Yale university continues
to go strong providing thou-
sands of Bahamians with
advanced eye care and medica-
tiom
The programme a co-ordi-
nated effort with the Princess
Margaret Hospital first launched
in 1982 gives more than 2,000
Bahamians access to first-class.
treatment and medication every
yeai, Yale co-ordinator Dr ,
Willard Abrahams said pe-ser-
day.
The initiative provides for six-
week rotations at PMH for
third-year Yale residents as well
as-f&r university faculty mem-
ber's.
During their six-week stay,
medical students and Yale pro-
fessors staff and run an eye clin-
ic at: PMH, sharing information
and training with Bahamian doc-
tors. :
Speaking at a press confer-
ence held at the US Embassy,


Dr Abrahams said that in addi-
tion to the eye care, Bahamians
also receive free medication
worth tens of thousands dollars
through the programme.
He explained that each med-
ical student brings with them
approximately $40,000 worth in
eye drops and other medication.
In a country in which the eye
disease glaucoma occurs quite
frequently, and with the steadily
rising prices of eye drops, these
donated medications constitute a
special benefit. hesaid..
Dr Abrahams emphasised
that the programme is "truly
mutually beneficial" to both par-
ties.
He said that while Bahamians
benefit by having access to
advanced micro-surgical proce-
dures in the field of ophthal-
mology, Yale students have the
opportunity to be exposed to the
medical needs and practices of
the. "wider world." .
"We're exposing our doctors
to the needs of less fortunate


countries," he said.
Dr Abrahams explained that
the third-year residents for the
most part treat cataracts and
trauma cases during their tenure
in the Bahamas.
However, retinal surgery is
not available, as the eye clinic
at PMH does not have the nec-
essary facilities, he said.
Charge d'Affaires at the
embassy Dr Brent Hardt said
that this programme exemplifies
the success of people-to-people
relations between the Bahamas
and the US.
He said that too often, the
good work done by Americans
from non-governmental organi-
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The White Nite,'The Ultimate Glow Party', Saturday, February 18 @ Fort Char-
lotte. Music by Killa B & DJ Mercenary and special prizes from Signature
Styles to the sexiest lady in white.

Spintech Promotions and Bacardi presents Tuck In Ya Belly on Saturday,
February 12 @ Fluid Lounge & Nightclub (Relaunching the Liquid Terrace out
back). Admission: $20 B4 midnight, $500 cash prize for winner of "Tuck In Ya
Belly" dance contest and Motorola Razor cellular phone give-away.

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, Sunday at 6pm. Amateur musi-
cians try out & Open mic Wednesday & Thursday after band practices. Pro-
fessional musicians welcome to sit in on jams Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Book
now for special events, concerts, private parties. Call 393-2800 (393-BUZZ) or
www.thebuzznightclub.biz for more info Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Reggae -
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$5 Friday @ First Down every Friday night. Music by Barry Da Pusher, Selec-
tor: 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 specials all night
long.

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

Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every Thursday night. Doors open at
10pm. Ladies free before lam, $10 after. Guys: $15 all night. Drink special: 3 @
$10 (Bacardi) Giveaways and door prizes every week.
Saturday Night Live every Saturday night @ Club Fluid, Bay St. The biggest par-
ty of the week, pumping all your favourite hits all night long. Ladies in free before
11pm. Strict security enforced.

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

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

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, showtime
11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with flyer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St and Skyline Drive. Singer/song-
writer Steven Holden performs solo with special guests Thursday from 9pm -
midnight.

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

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

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

Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the Caribbean Express perform at Trav-
eller's Rest, West Bay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.


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Transforming Spaces:'The Natioftal Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Post House
Gallery, Popoip allery,; T-YFIrtdwok Gallery, Doongalik Art Gallery, New
Providence Art and Antiques, and Malcolm Rae's Stingrae Studio will partic-
ipate in the second Transforming Spaces event in March. Transforming Spaces
is an art happening designed to nurture increased cooperation and a sense of
community among art spaces, extend their audiences and deepen their rela-
tionships and relevance to Bahamian people through experience based dialogue.
If you're an artist interested in participating in the "Paint Out", please contact
Malcom Rae at stingrae@batelnet.bs.

Malcolm Rae's Stingrae Studio Gallery's contribution to the Transforming
Spaces 2006 will be a "Paint Out" on Saturday, March 4. The "Paint Out" will
consists of six to ten local artists being present in Montague Park painting in their
style out in the open. The reason the park was chosen was to make the work of
these artists accessible to the general public. Passers by can stop, see what is hap-
pening, ask questions, interact with the artists, learn more about the art of
painting and in a sense become a part of the event. The space will literally be
"transformed" into a classroom.

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhi-
bition that takes the viewer on a journey through the history of fine art in the
Bahamas. It features signature pieces from the national collection, including
recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-
Smith. Call 328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition closes February 28,2006.

The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will be holding a number of
events in February. Jewellery Show to celebrate mixed media Friday, Feb-
ruary 10, from 6:30pm 9:30pm. The show features innovative pieces made in
the Bahamas by local designers NADIA CAMPBELL, JUDY DARVILLE,
TESHA FRITZ, DARCY MOSS, KIM REIDEL The show is open to the pub-
lic. First International Artists Bienhale Friday, February 17 Sunday Febru-
ary 19. Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator presents the 1st International
Diaspora Artists Biennale, a three day retreat, at the NAGB and Popop Studios.
Artists from the Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, St Martin, Colombia, the
Dominican Republic, Aruba, Barbados and the US, along with art historians, crit-
ics, art lawyers and curators explore contemporary Caribbean art practice. *
Youth Workshop Glass Mosaics Saturday, February 18 10am 1pm Instruc-
tor is Samantha Moree. The class is open to persons 10 years old and up. *
Bahamian Art History Lecture Tuesday, February 28 @ 6:30pm Max Taylor
speaks on Chelsea pottery The lecture is open to the pubic. African Art
Exhibition "What is Africa to Me" from the private collection of Kay Crawford
Friday, February 24 Saturday, July 29

la w :Health '"all

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting times and
places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday Fridays 6pm to 7pm
8:30pm to 9:30pm Saturday mornings 10am to 11am Sacred Heart Church: Fri-
days 6pm to 7pm The Kirk: Mondays and Thursdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm New
Providence Community Centre: Mondays 6pm to 7pm Wednesday and Fridays
7pm to 8pm.

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

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364-8423 to register or for more info.
Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic
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Providence Community 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.

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third Saturday, 2.30pm (except
August and December) @ the Nursipg 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 serious injuries and choking that can occur in
adults, infants and children. CPR and First Aid classes are offered every third
Saturday of the month from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Communi-
ty Training Representative at 302-4732 for more information and learn to save
a life today.

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

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The Bahamas National Trust hosts lecture: Dr John E Mylroie, professor of
Geology, Mississippi State University, will be lecturing on Ancient Tsunamis, the
primeval Forest and other Karst Mysteries of the Bahamas. The lecture will be
held Thursday, February 16 at The Retreat on Village Road @ 7pm. BNT
members free admission, general public $2

The Bahamas Historical Society: The next meeting of the Bahamas
Historical Society is scheduled for Thursday, February 23 at 6pm at the
Museum on Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue. The guest speaker,
Darius Williams, will give a presentation on "The Rail and Locomotive
History of The Bahamas." Copies of his book will be available after the
meeting. Also, after the meeting Ronald Lightbourn will make a pre-
sentation on his new book, "Reminiscing II," copies of which will be avail-
able.

St.Andrew's Kirk After School Programme: The members of St Andrew's
Kirk have launched an After-School-Programme for children from the Wood-
cock and Albury Sayle Primary Schools. The programme, is held Monday to Fri-
day at the St Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk. The activities include tutoring, com-
puters, karata, sports, art, drama and baking. The programme is free to children
from the Bain and Grants Town communities. Parents interested in enrolling
their children should contact the church at 322-5475 or email: stan-
drewskirk@yahoo.com

JAR CYCLING: The owners of JAR Cycling are pleased to offer a cycling clin-
ic for juniors between 10 and 17. The free clinic will beheldevery Saturday in
an effort to encourage kids to cycle. Parents interested in registering their chil-
dren should contact organizers at jarcycling@gmail.com

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

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Col9nial Hilton Monday's at 7pm.

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

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

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

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 Mon-
day 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.


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FROM page one
Bahamian authorities in gener-
al.
He stressed that something
must be done to stem the "cul-
ture of accepted violence that
seems to be developing in the
Bahamas."
A Defence Force officer at
the Detention Centre allegedly
struck American television
reporter Mario Vallejo of South
Florida in the face while he was
in New Providence covering a
story about seven Cubans res-
cued from Elbow Cay.
It is alleged that a camera-
man was also punched in the
back during the ordeal.
Mr Smith said that this is not
the first time that journalists
have been mistreated in the
Bahamas.
"Over the last 30 years, from
my personal recollection, in par-
ticular journalists from The Tri-
bune have often been abused;


denied access, and I recall a
number of instances where they
have been mistreated," he said.
"And this is another exam-
ple of journalists being mis-
treated. There is no excuse if
indeed the officer was acting
illegally."
Mr Smith urged government
to look into matter very quick-
ly. He also added that an apol-
ogy should be issued whether
or not the officer was wrong.
"If the officer was not wrong
it doesn't harm that we have
given an apology because it
means we are being responsi-
ble and we don't want this thing
to blow up."
Mr Vallejo, who was taken
to hospital and treated for
injuries, received seven stitch-
es.
While speaking to the Rotary
Club of Freeport, Mr Smith said
the Bahamas is a part of the
global village and must behave
responsibly.


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"We have to realise that we
cannot live in splendid isolation
here. This is a journalist that
has access to American televi-
sion that this has happened to,
and we keep shooting ourselves
in the foot," he said.
Mr Smith also criticised
Prime Minister Perry Christie
for remarks he made during the
funeral of a prison officer
regarding the death penalty.
"It doesn't help when the
Prime Minister goes to the
funeral of that poor prison offi-
cer and seemingly takes political
advantage of that, and calls for
the death penalty; and calls for
hanging.
It was Mr Smith's opinion
that "that kind of promotion of
violent activity will percolate
down to the lower ranks. He is
the chief executive and he
should be calm."
Mr Smith felt that such a
position could possibly "incite
violence."


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FROM page one
Association head Gus Gill'
also called on industry and com-
munity leaders that do business
in the Bahamas to pressure the
island's government to improve
its .handling of .migrant
detainees.
The move came days after a
Florida television reporter was
allegedly struck by a prison
guard in the Bahamas as he
interview cd seen Cuban
migrants who complained of
abuses at the hands of Bahaman
authorities.
The Ministry of Labor and
Immigration said Wednesday
the incideiJ was under investi-
g.ation The country typically


detains and then deports illegal,
migrants back to their native
countries.
Gill said he hopes to meet
with Bahamian officials about
improving communications
between immigrants and their
families.
"I'm trying to go beyond just
saying 'I'm going to boycott an
event,"' Gill said. "We want to
have a broader effect."
Ramon Sanchez, head of the
Cuban-American activistgroup,
Democracy Movement, called
for the boycott earlier this week
to protest the treatment of
Cuban, Haitian and other
migrants who land in the
Bahamas.
"The government has con-


verted' the mistreatment
against the immigrants into a
policy of the state to dissuade
immigrants from coming to
the island while they are in
transit," Sanchez said before
heading to a protest outside
the Bahamas Consulate in
Miami.
Amnesty International has
reported poor treatment, of
immigrant detainees in the
Bahamas in the past, includ-
ing not providing enough food
or drink, forcing detainees to
sleep on the floor, failure to
provide toiletries and restrict-
ed visiting and telephone
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FROM page one
to get up, but the guard
squashed him. What happened
to Mario was very, very vio-
lent."
Bahamas Consulate General
Alma Adams said that around
9.45 am yesterday the recep-
tionist at the Consulate received
a call from a female advising
that "we will put a bomb in the
building today."
It so happened that three
Miami police officers were
already in meetings with Ms
Adams and the information was
passed onto them.
"They took that matter very
seriously and brought in anoth-
er team of investigators to
investigate it and that investi-
gation is persistently ongoing,"
she said.
When asked if she felt that
there was any serious threat to
the safety of the consulate she
said that any time there is a
demonstration there is a threat.
"When situations such as
what occurred at the detention
centre takes place and due to
one or two things that happened
when we were here at the office,
I took precautionary measures
to ensure that I met with the
police first thing yesterday
morning to ensure the safety of
the Bahamas Consulate and our


staff," Ms Adams said.
No one has been arrested as
yet for the bomb threat call.
Demonstrations, in which 25
persons participated, started
Wednesday.
Ms Adams said she was
informed that the demonstra-
tion will continue for an hour
each day between 12.30pm and
1.30 pm and may continue until
February 15.
On Wednesday three US
Congressmen sent letters to US
Secretary of State Condoleez-
za Rice and US Ambassador
John Rood requesting an inves-
tigation into the beating of Mr
Vallejo at the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre on Tuesday.
The letters sent to The Tri-
bune from the office of US
Congress Member Ileana Ros-
Lehtinen expressed concern
over the incident and called for
Secretary Rice and Ambassador
Rood to ensure that the "per-
petrators of this violence be
held accountable for their
actions."
"We have received informa-
tion regarding the detainment
and aggression against several
members of our community's
local media who travelled from
Miami to the Bahamas follow-
ing the story of several Cuban
nationals detained in the
Bahamas.


"We have been informed that
the group of reporters travelled
to the Bahamas to film and
obtain information regarding
several Cuban refugees that are
currently detained on the island.
We understand that while they
were filming the detention cen-
tre they were attacked and
injured by several guards at the
facility, some have been admits
ted to a hospital for emergency.
treatment while others w.re
taken into custody.
"We are respectfully request-
ing that you investigate this sit-
uation and ensure the safety of
all these members of the
media. We also ask that the
detainees be given humane
treatment and that perpetra-
tors of this violence be held
accountable for their actions,"
the letters read.
Charge d'Affaires at the US
Embassy Dr Brent Hardt said
that Foreign Affairs Minister
Fred Mitchell has assured US
officials that the Bahamas has
launched a thorough investiga-
tion into Tuesday's incident.
He said embassy officials
have indicated this to Congress
members and will advise them-
in due course on the results of
the Bahamian investigation. I'
Dr Hardt added that the US
will not launch an independent
investigation into the matter.


Juror was 'scapegoat'


FROM page one
wearnhame tags with their first
name on them.
"She re\er kne\\ his last
name, so while they \were refer-
ring to this Brian Beneby in the
cour4.. 9w isshe to know that
i this might be the 'Brian' she
worked -with?
!"IHei n.\ er called before
Sthe cogtspo she could actually
see that this was someone she
had 'seen before. If she had
known tha i as him she would
ne\er have been there ion the


jury)," Shakira said.
The family said they find it
very ironic that the information
"phoned in" to the court about
Lana's connection with one of
the brothers of the accused
came just one day before the


jury was expected to give their
verdict in the trial.
They said they have their
lawyer Sidney Collie actively try-
ing to appeal. They claim once.
that is done, they will consider,
taking action against the court.


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Harewood Sincidir Higgs L.F.D.
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CYRIL EDWARD
STRACHAN, 89


a resident of Soldier Road will be held
at Christian Life Church on Sea Breeze
Lane on Friday 10th February at 11:00
am. Interment will follow at Woodlawn
Gardens on Soldier Road. Officiating
will be Pastor Jay Simms. Service have
been entrusted to Gateway Memorial
Funeral Chapel. Wulff Road and
Primrose Street, Nassau, Bahamas.


He was survived by his sons, Edward,
Charles, Anthony, Steven, Trevor, Shane Strachan and Timothy
Musgrove; daughters, Zelda Munnings and Sandra Rolle; adopted
children, Michael Ingraham, Ben Williams, Arthur Henfield and Judy
Gilbert; grandchildren, Monique Pratt, Christine Maimqot, Kacey,
Khamal, Kenio Rolle, Charlen, Javaughn, Chaquille, Kentrell, Misty,
Kyle, Keiran, Danielle, Antonia, Kendice, Stevisha, Stefinsha, Steven
Jr., lan, Amanda, Namishia, Lateva, TrevorJr, Travis, Alvin, Rondea,
Mario, Tinia Strachan, Tevaughn, Tamika and Tavonia Musgrove;
numerous great grandchildren including, Davante Brown, Chino
Ferguson Jr, Kristen Campbell, Deargo and Kenon Strachan;
daughters-in-law, Debbie, Paulette, Melda and Leslie Strachan and
Vania Musgrove; son-in-law, Keith Rolle and Sgt. 1102 Edwin
Munnings; aunt, Olevia Minnis and other family and friends; Annie
Archer and family, Alma Sands and family, Wendell Minnis and fmaily,
Father Strachan and family Michael Sands and family, Barbara
Thurston and family, Edna Minnis and family, Pandora Carey aridd
family, Mel Thompson and family, Faith Ene and family, Michael
Cartwright and family, Carl Strachan and family, the Sign Man, Robert;
Miller and family, George Capron and family, Lee Rolle Strachan'
and family, Samuel Strachan and family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Gateway Memorial Funeral
Chapel on Wulff Road on Primrose Street on Thursday 9th, 10 am
to 6:00 pm and at the church from 9:030 am until service time.

SRICHARD "RICHIE"
SHAKESPARE LODGE, 24

a resident of Gladstone Road will be
held on Saturday, February 11th, 2006
at 11:00 am at Miracle Working
Church of God on East Street South.
Interment will follow in the Southern
Cemetery. Officiating will be Apostle
Quebell Martin, assisted by Pastor
Geraldine Martin. Services have been
entrusted to Gateway Memorial
Funeral Chapel on Wulff Road and
Primrose Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

He was survived by his wife, Dencina Lodge; children, Richard
Jr and Rechae Lodge; mother, Zangena Munroe; father, Joseph
Lodge; stepfather, Harry Munroe; sisters, Jodi-Ann and Paula
Lodge; brothers, Jason Daxon and Anton Lodge; sisters-in-law,
Sherinque Martinborough, Shernell Ethlin, Darlene, Lashanta
and Andrenique Gaitor; brothers-in-law, Dencil Jr, Andrew, John,
James, Nevlin, Samuel Gaitor and Damon Martinborough; adopted
brothers, Mark Wignal, Lewis and Kingsley Morris, Patrick Pears,
Michael, Kevin Darville, Ryan Martinborough, Timothy Moore and
George Turnquest; adpoted sisters, Latovia Smith, Valentina
Bethel, Donna Bethel, Natasha Stuart, Sherry Wells, Marsha
Collie and Georgette Turnquest; aunts, Dianne Henry, Jacqueline
Henry, Arlene Higgins, Stepanie Brown, Pastor Sharon Rigby,.
Patricia Campbell, Pauline Henry, Hazarene Henry and Karen
Henry, Antoinette Turnquest, Millicent Beckele, Millicent Pratt,
Shema Darling and Ruth Martinborough; uncles, Owen, Oswald
and Noel Henry, Leroy Brown, Harvey Rigby, Omell Campbell,
Prophet Godfrey Rolle and Charberto Darling; grandmother,
Martha Henry and Mrs Lodge; adopted grandmothers, Monica
Sweeting and "mama" Beckles; cousins, Mark, Ramona, Damian,
Deborah, Shenika and Edwin Rigby, Owen Jr, Athena, Akeem
Lareene, Kimberley and Tracy-Ann Henry, Dominique Tingling,
Latonia, Milkeisha and Anthony Higgins, Jessica and Alisson
Brown and Aunt Campbell; nieces, Laquita Martinborough,
Johnique, Johnell, Denisha and Andrenique Gaitor, Travania and
Traventae Smith; nephews, Daniel Gaitor and Travano Smith;
godchildren, Preann and Stephen Perez Smith; other relatives
and friends including, The Martin family, the Munnings family, the
Rolle family, the Beckles family, the Martinborough family, Edith
Mae Morris and family, the Larrimore family, the Commonwealth
Bank family, the Scotia Bank family, the crew of the "Turn Me
Loose" fishing boat arid CC Sweeting Senior Graduated class of
2000, Mytte Folks.
Friends may pay their last respects at Gateway Memorial Funeral
Chapel on Wulff Road and Primrose Street on Friday 10th at
10:00 am to 6:00 pm then at the church from 9:30 am until service
time.


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Isaac Chester "Iy Davis Sr., 52
of Musgrove Street, Chippingham East, will
be held on Saturday, February 11th, 2006 at
11:00 a. m. at St. Francis Catholic Church, West.
Hill Street. Officiating will be Fr. Kendrick
Forbes. Interment will follow in the Catholic
Cemetery, Infant View Road.
"Iky" will be remembered mostly in the hearts
of his Mother: Dorothy Georgieana Davis,
Sons: Isaac Chester Jr., Ian, and Tehran Davis,
.Daughter: Ikena Davis, Step Son: Rashard,
Sisters: Vanrea Tomas, JudithI awkins, Sandfra
Oliver; Dorothea King, and Casscine Grant-Kinnear, Adopted Sister: Esther
Curry, Brothers-in-law: Cuthbert Thomas, Richard Dawkins, Minister
Julian Grant-Kinnear, Nieces: Glenda Thomas, Pamela Paynter, Karla
Florence, Eva, Etha and Sheena Dawkins, Gian Lightbourn, and Sylfronia
King, Nephews: Garner and Richard Dawkins III, Cuthbert Jr. and Valdez
Thomas, Edriseu' Forbes, Miguel Oliver, Christopher Beckles, Jacques
Russell, Kenneth and Scott King, Jue-He'nri, Juron and Julian II Grant-
Kinnear, Elton Paynter Sr., Jefferson Lightbourn, and Michael Florence,
Grand Nieces: Shauna Thomas, Shaunna and Shannon Dawkins, Shane
Russell, and Kiana Lightbour, Grand Nephews: Elton Paynter Jr., Zavier
Dawkins, Trusten Oliver, Karl Florence, Devon Russell, Isaiah and Josiah
Thomas, and Erim Beckles,, Cousins: Glen Holmes, Doranell King, Deborah
Gaitor, Beryl Cummings, Millet Dorsette, Marva Minnis, Shelia Rolle, Deloris
Knowles, Beulah Edwards, Sandra Olander, Beverley Edwards, Ellamae
Fleming, and Lillian Beckles, and other Relatives and Friends including:
Terry Davis, Sylvia Arnold, Archbishop Patrick Pinder, Msgr. Preston Moss,
Rev. Samuel Pinder, Pastor Eric Dawkins, Ronnie, Rafael, Yvette, Cynthia,
Jules and Juliette Holmes, Hansel, Dwayne, Antoine, and Atoinette King,
Mekella Cartwright, Darius Turnquest, Theadore and Thea Gaitor, Ted,
Doreen, Adrian and Bernadette Rolle, Michelle Butler, Patrick Basden,
Richard Sands, Lambert Butler, Steven, Don, and Vernell Brennen, Agnes
Deleveaux, Florine Wilson, Remelda Moxey, Patricia Strachan, Raffelo
Swaby, Sandra Vassal, Corrine Rhoden, Melvin Ferguson, Hubert Mortimer,
Winified Murphy and the Staff of the Nassau Public.Library, and the
Chippingham Family.
Viewing will be held in the "Celestial" Suite at the Chapel at Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Road on
Friday from 10:00 a. m. until 6:00 p. m. and then at the church on Saturday
from 9:30 a. m. until service time on Saturday.


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1 January 4th, 1920 February 10,2005

You left an indelible mark in
our lives and in our hearts.
You are sadly missed by your wife, Naomi(Amy);
children, Samuel, Thaddius, Charles, Olga,
Kenneth, Yvonne, Helen, Basil, Ronald, Roslyn,
Carl, Shervan, Christine and Barbara;
S,-, grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces,
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Understanding issues of dyslexia


A companion piece to





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education .


How to spot dyslexia
Many past psychologists in
the field at one time focused on
visual perceptual deficits as the
basis of dyslexia, where a child
sees a letter or number in the
reversal.
The assumption is that this
disorder is predominantly a lan-
guage-based learning disabili-
ty.
As intellectual beings, Vac-
ca, Vacca, and Gove (2000) stat-
ed that we acquire knowledge
about reading and learning how
to read by building from the
inside as we interact with peo-
ple, processes, ideas, and things.
Two of the most common
warning signs of dyslexia
involve the reversal of letters
and numbers. The true prob-
lem may be disguised and the
child may continue throughout
his or her school years with the
disorder.
Not every reversal of letters
or numbers by a child confirms
the presence of dyslexia. Nei-
ther are we recommending that
the two components signal the
presence of dyslexia.
In essence people with
dyslexia have problems dis-
criminating sounds within
words. The most common
impact often observed is in sub-
ject areas such as reading,
spelling and writing.
At what age level does
DYSLEXIA become a
problem?
It is quite possible that during
early childhood education,
many children, like Jamie, per-
form well.b.ut whenasked to
read orafly, the child' omits,
adds, or alters the pronuncia-
tion of words to an unusual
extent. However, as time pro-
gresses and the child is promot-
ed to higher-grade levels, the
child finds the concepts more
difficult to grasp.
What are some characteristics
of dyslexia?
According to The Interna-
tional Dyslexia Association
(IDA) noticeable characteris-
tics include: difficulties naming
colours, objects, and letters,
memory problems (having to
see or hear concepts over and
over again to learn them), dis-
tracted by visual stimuli, and a
decline in academic perfor-
mance.
Another obvious sign that
might reveal itself is the child's
inability to copy from the board
or a text/workbook. Reflecting
on our case scenario involving
Jamie's experience in the sec-
ond grade, Jamie's mother had
to write his spelling words for
him.
Other characteristics may
include the child experiencing
difficulties with spatial (space)
relationships, awkward co-ordi-
nation (difficulty with organ-
ised game or sports), and diffi-
culty with movement in relation
to rhythm.
What causes dyslexia?
Research is inconclusive as
,to causes. However, one theory,
though controversial, concludes
that dyslexia disorder is a heri-
table component (Pennington
cited by Davison and Neale,
1998).
Others agreed with the
prospect that brain abnormali-
ties, possibly heritable, might
be responsible for dyslexia. In
other words, some researchers
postulate that an adult who is
dyslexic is likely to have a child
with dyslexia. This perspective
is debatable.
Does this mean that dyslexia
is traceable to one of Jamie's
parents? One factor to take into
account is that the theoretical
position of heritable dyslexia' is
not clear, and studies are ongo-
ing.
Additionally, studies' have
pointed to differences in the
way the brain of a dyslexic
child develops and functions
compared to that of a normal
child.
Recent research sheds insight
on the complexity and the
understated nature of visual
perceptual deficits. Heward
(2006) suggested that children
and adults with dyslexia show
a significant disorder in visually


This article is publishedin association with The Tribune's

reading scheme, which promotes literacy in the Bahamas.


presented stimuli as compared
to the average person.
The opposing view from
Habib (2000) states that for
impaired learning to read is
phonological in nature and has
to do with the oral language
rather than the visual percep-
tion. Can dyslexia be "cured"?
Dyslexia is not a disease but a
disorder! Dyslexia may mani-
fest itself during early childhood
with deficiencies in basic lan-
guage skills. As a person gets
older dyslexia becomes more
pronounced and is associated
with fluent oral reading, com-
prehension, and the written lan-
guage.
The adult as difficulty com-
piling complex information,
which requires Ihe use of gram-
mar, understanding textbook
materials, writing essays, and
probably with the spoken lan-
guage.
Can persons with dyslexia
pursue successfuI careers?
It is possible. Can you tell
what these persons have in com-
mon, other than being famous?
Albert Einstein, Thomas Edi-
son, Gen. George Patton, John
F. Kennedy, Bruce Jenner,
Eddie Rickenbacker, Harry
Belafonte, Walt Disney, Steve
McQueen, George C. Scott,
Tom Smothers, Suzanne
Somers,Jules Verne, "MagicV'.:
*Johqo$',i Carl Lewis, NKlson
RockAfeller, Oalileo,'"-v-este' "
Stallone, Mozart, Wright Broth-
ers, Leonardo da Vinci, Cher,
Whoopi Goldberg, Gen West-
moreland, Tom Cruise, Charles
Schwab, Henry Winkler, Danny
Glover, F'Scott Fitzgerald, John
Lennon, Robin Williams, Greg
Louganis, Louis Pasteur, Win-
ston Churchill, Werner yon
Braun, Henry Ford, Dwight D
Eisenhower, Robert Kennedy,
Lindsay Wagner, George
Bernard Shaw, Alexander Gra-
ham Bell, Beethoven, Woodrow
Wilson, Hans Christian Ander-
.sen...they are alldyslexic!
How many local famous per-
sons do you know are dyslex-
ic? These famous persons may
have discovered their strengths
and relied on those abilities to
carry them through adulthood
as a dyslexic individual may
excel in the arts or a related
field.
Thus far we can summate
that not every child who expe-
riences difficulty with phonics
and language-based concepts is
dyslexic.
We could say that dyslexia
as a disorder is noted as one of
the most commonly diagnosed
elements of learning disability.
A child can be in a regular
classroom and the teacher may
be unaware of the deficit. To
note, making an assumption
based on observations can be
misleading, as there are other
difficulties associated with the
dyslexia.
Please note, that we
advocate responsible use
of labels as precautionary
measures
There are multiple deficits
and factors to take into consid-
eration before concluding the
presence of dyslexia. Other fac-
tors could be in relation to
dyscalculia (a disorder with
numbers), and dysgraphia (a
disorder with the written
expression).
In addition, a person with
dyslexia would demonstrate
several of the characteristics
mentioned earlier and these
may persist over time and inter-
fere with the child's ability to
learn.
Prior to Ms Mac's referral to
the psychologist, she recom-
mended screening by the
optometrist andin audiologist.
Furthermore, only qualified
professionals (psychologists) or
individuals in a related field
would be equipped with the
necessary tools or instruments
to make appropriate assessment
and evaluation.
We invite everyone to learn
more about preventive mea-


sures in combating illiteracy,
and find suitable programmes
that will help students cope in
regular classrooms.


With proper diagnosis, appro-
priate instruction, hard work
and a strong support system,
children with reading disorders


can succeed in school and later
in life. .
In the remaining two arti-
cles, we shall discuss alternative


approaches to learning for
dyslexic, school support for
dyslexic and the parent resources
Sfor the dyslexic child. Inclusive
to the final arricle,4 e.-vill exa*-
ine some statistical infonlhiarnr
and provide readers wiith them.
Contributors tro artuii.
Antoinette M. Lewis and,.
M. Knowles; Edited by enora
Archer.


COMMONWEALTH BANK


COMMONWEALTH BANK LTD.
UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2005


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NET INCOME AVAILABLE TO CdAMON S6l' 'l000)

EPS (in cents) BASIC AND FULLY DILUTED


RETURN ON EQUITY .


Willian. Sands
President & CEO


T. Donalron
Chairman


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SCbharman s Report


Chairman's Report on Unauditd Results December 31, 2005

Commonwealth Bank achieved another year of excellence in 2005, recording our ninth consecutive
year of record profits. The Bank's Net Income in 2005 of $31.8 million represents a 25.5% increase
over restated 2004 Net Income of $25.3 million. Eamings per share increased 32.8% to 85 cents
per share up from 64 cents in 2004. Total Assets at December 31, 2005 were $853.4 million, an
increase in the year of 11.5% or $87.8 million. Return on equity was 32.6% an increase of 15% from
2004's 28.3%. Dividends paid during the year increased from 39 cents to 45 cents per share, an
increase of 15.4%.


Adoption of new International Accounting Standards and an amendment to a subsidiary company's
2004 earnings required fheBank to restate 2004 earnings 1% from$25.6 million to $25.3 million.


S. New Povidence di ~spced strongg economic activity and this was reflected in;strong mortgage lending
throughout the year. Mortgage lending increased by $31 million or 27.3% over December 2004.


'However, Grand Bahama's economy continued to struggle as Hurricane Wilma dealt another blow
to the island We anticipate continuing slow recovery in Grand Bahama in 2006.


Despite the economic struggles :in Grand Bahama, the BankV reported very strong portfolio
performance wi Impaired Loans falling by $10 million to $9.3 million or just 1.3% of the loan
portfolio, down from 3:28% in 2004.


Asthe yr closed, we completed the acquisition of property nd contract signing for our latest New
Providence branch at Golden Gates and launched our online banking product "CB Online". We
believe both steps will givebetter service to our customers.


An organization is only as good as.the people who comprise it. We are proud of our staff who
contribute to making us the leader in personal banking in The Bahamas. Our record year in 2005 is
a testimony to their professionalism and dedication, and we look forward to working together to
make 2006 another successful year.



T. B. Donaldson
Chairman.


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Guantinamo: A life sentence




of suffering and stigmatisation


T HE-US detention cen--
tre at GuantAnamo Bay
is condemning thousands of peo-
ple across the world to a life of
suffering, torment and stigmati-
sation.
For those of us in the
Bahamas, this is not a remote
issue. Both the US and Guni-
tAnamo are qur neighbours. So it
is of particular interest for all
Bahamians.
Hundreds of people remain
held in a legal "black hole" after
four years of indefinite deten-
tion. According to testimonies
collected by Amnesty Interna-
tional, some families, who know
that their relatives are:.or have,
been detained by the USA, have
received little or no communi-
cation from Guantanamo. Some
do not know the whereabouts
of their loved ones, or evenif
they are alive.
The report Guantdfamo:
Lives torn apart The impact of
indefinite detention on detainees
and their families contains testi-
monies of a number of former
detainees and their relatives and
assesses the current state of
those still held at GuantAnamo,
including nine men who
remained imprisoned despite no
longer being considered "ene-
my combatants" by US authori-
ties. r.; . ..
But the torment does not end
in Guantanamo. For some of the
"war on terror" detainees, trans-
fer from Guantinamo has meant
a move from one place of unlaw-
ful detention to another. For
others, it has meant continual
harassment, arbitrary arrest and
ill-treatment.
Even for those who have been
returned to their home country,
the physical and psychological
reminders of their time at Guan-
tAnamo remain, and the stigma
of having been labelled an "ene-
my combatant" or "the worst of
the worst" by the USgoyern-
ment will stay with them fbr the
rest of their lives .
Four years since the first "wai
on terror" transfers to Guanti-
namo, some 500 men from
around 35 nationalities remain
held, most without charge or tri-
al.
Some allege they have been
subjected to torture or other cru-
el, inhuman and degrading treat-
ment. In desperation, some
detainees have attempted sui-
cide. .
Others'have gone on pro-
longed hunger strike's, being
kept alive only .through what1i
they have described as painful
forced feeding measures.
Amnesty Intriinational also
examines the impact on some of
the family members of the
detainees,' many of whom have
suffered immeasurably as a
result of the detentions.
Finally, Amnesty Inrernation-


al describes the consequences
for some detainees who were
released from Guantanamo yet
continue to suffer the direct
results of their experiences in
US detention in GuantAnamo
and elsewhere.
Whilst the immediate concern
is for the situation of those
detainees who remain in Guan-
tAnamo, this document also
points to the responsibility of
the US authorities for the suf-
fering of thousands of family
members around the world
whose lives have been irrevoca-
bly damaged by US policies at
the base.
Amnesty -International
Believes that the US administra-
tion cannot simply ignore the
consequences of its actions on
those detainees who have been
returned home only to face more
abuse, illegal detention and the
stigma of having been labelled
a;n "enemy combatant", and
denounced in such terms as "the
worst of the worst" by US go\ -
ernment officials.
THE CONTINUING
HUNGER STRIKE

am dying here every
Sday, mentally and
physically. This is happening to
all of us," GuantAnamo
detainee-Shqker Aamer.0 -
.On December 1,2005, the US
Department of Defeice (DoD)
estimated the number of long
term participants in the ongoing
hunger strike'at'GuantAnamo -
described among the guards as
voluntary y fasting':".-:tobe.
between 30 to 33. Of those, 22
were said to be receiving liquid
nutrition through a nasal tube.
The DoD also stated that the
'intravenous and nasogastric
feeding methods being used are
humane and within common
standards of medical care and
that only in rare cases were the
t-ube-s- inserted against the .
detainees' will. "Some, because
of their character and tempera-
ment, they would be less than
co-operative and would need to
be restrained."
Some of the detainees'
lawyers have given much higher
numbers of those participating
in the hunger strike. The mixed
reports may relate to the US
authorities' definition of what
constitutes a hunger strike.
In GuantAnamo detainees are
considered to be officially on
hunger strike only when they
have missed nine consecutive
meals. Lawyers representing
detainees'in GuantAnamo have
told Amnesty International that
some are accepting one of these
nine meals in order not to be
force-fed or given medical treat-
ment.
According to the US official
figures, the numbers participat-
ing in the hunger strike peaked
at 131 around the fourth
anniversary of the September
11, 2001, attacks in the USA.
Statements made by Guanli-
namo officials at the time the
figures were released demon-
strate the continued stigmatisa-
tion of the men, and assump-
tions that all those detained are
linked to those attacks.
"One has to really kind of
scratch their head and ask wh.
would they pick the anniversary
on 9/11 (to protest their deten-
tion)," said GuantAnamo
Deputy Commander Brig Gen
John Gong, his question appa r-


ently answered by Army Lt Col
John Lonergan, whose unit pro-
vides security at Guantinamo.
"It's their little contribution to
the cause."
US officials have also stated
that the number of those partici-
pating in the hunger strike fluc-
tuates and announced that
towards the end of 2005 another
46 men began refusing their food.


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protest. "This is consistent with
al-Qaeda training and reflects
detainee attempts to elicit media
attention and bring pressure on
the United States government."
Such attitudes call into doubt
the veracity of official claims to
be prioritising the physical wel-


fare of the detainees. Certainly
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Bazaar retailers


seek


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Royal


Oasis


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
retailers in
Freeport's
International
Bazaar have
approached an
attorney to see what pressure
can be brought to bear to force
a rapid sale or re-opening of
the Royal Oasis resort, The Tri-
bune has been told.
Attorney Fred Smith said
that with the property's rooms
- some 900 or one third of
Grand Bahama's total inven-
tory out of action, the
Freeport tourism industry was
"on the verge ofcollapse".
He added that businessmen
and retailers from the Interna-
tional Bazaar, which relied
heavily on patronage from
Royal Oasis guests, had told
him business was down by 60-


Attorney calls for Subsidised air fares as

immediate stimulus for Grand Bahama tourism


70 per cent as a result of the
resort's continued closure since
Hurricane Frances in Septem-
ber 2004.
"I was talking to them," Mr
Smith said. "I was approached
by businessmen from the
Bazaar to see what could be
done to force Driftwood to sell
or re-open the Royal Oasis.
They cannot survive."
He added that had it not
been for the high-point of the
tourism season over the Christ-
mas-New Year period, and the
fact that Disney had booked
20-40 per cent of Grand
Bahama's available rooms for
filming Pirates of the Caribbean


II and III, the island would
have seen very little tourism
'business.
Mr Smith, who is a Grand
Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) licencee, said: "The
economy in Freeport, especial-
ly the tourism economy, is on
the verge of collapse.
"The question really is why
an island that has so much for
tourists is on the verge of col-
lapse in that sector of the econ-
omy," '
Mr Smith said Grand
Bahama had a wide variety of
tourism attractions, including
its beaches, cruise facilities, har-
bour, forests, luxury hotels and


casinos.
He claimed that the reason
why Freeport's tourism poten-
Stial had not been marketed and
realized was because of a polit-
ical focus on Nassau and New
Providence, and the fact that
Grand Bahama was seen as a
competitor.
Mr Smith said that if the
Government. "immediately
wanted to stimulate" Grand
Bahama's economy, it needed
to subsidise air fares into the
island as it had done for Nas-
sau.

SEE page 4B


No National Health

contributions paid

on hotel gratuities

* By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Business Reporter
HOTEL industry employees will not have to pay National
Health Insurance (NHI) contributions on gratuities, only their base
salary, Dr Marcus Bethel, the Minister of Health, said yesterday.
Members of the Bahamas Hotel Association of Human
Resource Professionals (BHARP) yesterday addressed their con-
cerns on gratuities to Mr Bethel during'a briefing on the proposed
NHI scheme at the Radisson Cable Beach resort.
The main concern was that some employees in the hotel indus-
try had a base salary of $200 per week, but could earn as much as
$900 per week in tips.
BHARP members asked if a
percentage of whatever tips line .SEEpage 2B


Bank of the Bahamas is

co-manager on BEC bond


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BANK of the Bahamas
International will be co-man-
ager with Scotiabank on the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion's (BEC) $100 million bond
issue, The Tribune was told yes-
terday.
Al Jarrett, Bank of the
Bahamas International's chair-
man, said talks on the bond
issue were at an "advanced
stage".
He told The Tribune: "Sco-
tiabank and Bank of the
Bahamas International are the
co-managers of a major bond
being issued by BEC. All the


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A LEADING free trade crit-
ic yesterday said the way in
which China was forced to
open up its financial services
sector in return for joining the
World Trade Organisation
(WTO) "should send chills
down the spine" of Bahamians,
as this nation would likely be
subject to the same pressures.
Paul Moss, a leading mem-
ber of Bahamians Agitating for
a Referendum on Free Trade
(BARP ). sil hid I nI ldil Clh
na one of the w\tilds ;lt,


government agencies are aware
of it, and it's at an advanced
stage."
The Tribune revealed yes-
terday how BEC was talking
to Scotiabank about acting as
placement agent for the bond
issue, which is being launched
to raise financing for BEC's
capital Works projects.
The bond issue has caused
some controversy in Bahami-
an financial circles, as Scotia-
bank's Trinidad office will be
playing a role in the $100 mil-
lion bond's placement.
This has led some to ques-

SEE page 6B


powerful economies was
forced by the US to open up
its financial services industry
more than it wished, showed
what lay in store for the
Bahamas if it sought to become
a full WTO member.
"That should send chills
down the spine to see that a
country like China, which is
perhaps the most dominant
player emerging today, had
those rules forced on it," Mr
Moss said.
"The Bahamas can take its

SEE paige 6(,


Cuban protest fallout fears


for the tourism sector


* By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Business Reporter
THE Bahamian tourism industry may
suffer from the alleged assault on a US
reporter at the Carmichael Road Deten-
tion Centre, with one US business group
yesterday saying it had suspended plans
to hold its annual retreat in this nation.
The Associated Press reported that
the Latin Builders Association, a con-
struction industry group with 750 corpo-
rate members, had.suspended its annual
plan to hold its fishing tournament aid
retreat in the Bahamas.
This came after Florida TV reporter,


Mario Vallejo, alleged he vmas beaten by
one of the guards at the Carmichael
Road Detention Centre.
The possible boycott has raised serious
concerns for tourism officials, who are
closely monitoring the situation and
awaiting the result of investigations into
the alleged assault by Bahamian author-
ities.
According to the Ministry of Tourism's
news bureau chief, Edwin Lightbourne,
the Latin Builders Association was still in
the process of negotiating a deal with
the Ministry for its fishing tournament.
While those plans remain in the bal-
ance, he said the investigations into the


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plete, leaving his hands tied in terms of
making further comment.
Ministry of Tourism officials yester-
day made contact with the Association,
who had stressed that they wanted to see
a "speedy resolution" to the situation.
The 750 corporate members of the
group were planning to have the tour-
nament this Spring, but no official date or
venue had been finalised, according, to
the Ministry.
"Any adverse impact on people con-

SEE page 5B


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0 workers made would have to
go towards Nflcpntribtion~,
They were assured by Mr
SBethel that hotel employers
V would only have to pay their
, 2.65 per-cent contribution on
an employee's base salary.
Employees pay 2.65 per cent
of their earned wages them-
selves, for a total of 5.3 per cent
Being paid to the NHI plan.
Proposed
The proposed NHI scheme
has been a further concern for
the Bahamian hotel sector,
coming on top of the Social
Security Reform Commission's
proposals on the National
Insurance Board (NIB).
That Commission has rec-
ommended that NIB contribu-


tions be paid on gratuities as
well, rather than just on base
salaries. As a result, hotels are
fearing a further rise inoper-
ating costs that could wipe out
_a.Jarge chunkoLexisting prof---
its.
The NIB reforms could also
leave hoteliers with less capital
to invest to upgrade their prop-
erties, but Mr Bethel's assur-
ances are likely to ease their
fears on NHI,
Some employees already
enjoy an attractive health pack-
age, the vice-president of
BHARP's public relations
department, Youlanda
Deveaux, said yesterday.
She added that with the ben-
efits they are already enjoying,
employees might end up "dou-
ble-dipping" into the resources
provided by both the Goverft-
ment and their employer.
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same benefits from their


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ject manager, and theto Gove Pin-
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Progress
They said that while much
progress is being made towards
of the managersath and xtend -
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eases or injuries, the high cost
of investment to keep up with.
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EC-4L9T '408OPPORTUN TTV-


Senior Clerk


The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is seeking a suitably qualified individual
to fill the vacant position of Senior Clerk. The specific duties of the post will
include word processing, spreadsheets and presentation matters; records
management; day-to-day administrative functions and routine human resources.

Applicants must possess an Associate's Degree or equivalent from a leading
institution and five years advanced clerical experience. The applicant must also
possess advance qualifications in Microsoft Office applications including word
processing, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Interested applicants may deliver or fax resumes to the Executive Director,
Public Utilities Commission, 4th Terrace, East, Collins Avenue, Nassau, The
Bahamas, so as to be received by 16 February, 2006. Only applicants who
have been short-listed will be contacted.

Fourth Terrace East, Collins Avenue, P.O. Box N-4860, Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 322-4437, Facsimile (242) 323-7288
Email: PUC@pucbahamas.gov.bs


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Cruise arrivals to




Family Islands up




101% in December


* By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Business
Reporter

ger arrivals to the
Family Islands
more than dou-
bled during the
last month of 2005, according
to the latest statistics from the
Ministry of Tourism.
The Ministry's Market
Update report revealed that
arrivals to the Family Islands
increased by 101 per cent dur-
ing December 2005, 76 per cent
higher than the total average
increase for cruise arrivals into
the country.
Cruise arrivals were up pri-
marily because Disney Cruise
lines, Royal Caribbean Inter-
national, Norwegian Cruises
and Princess Cruises brought
in more passengers than they
had in the same period for
2004.
According to the Ministry of
Tourism's statistics and
research senior manager,


Georgina Delancey, the 2004
fall-off was as a result of the
devastation the Family Islands
suffered after Hurricanes Fran-
cis and Jeanne.
However, she said the Fami-
ly Islands were not hit by any
major storm this year, result-
ing in a higher level of confi-
dence among cruise travellers.
Disney
Disney Cruise Lines take its
guests to.Castaway Cay in the
Abacos. Celebrity Cruises, part
of Royal Caribbean, and the
Radisson Seven Seas take their
passengers to Coco Cay or Lit-
tle Stirrup Cay, while Norwe-
gian Cruise Lines goes to Great
Stirrup Cay. Princess Cruises
goes to Princess Cay in
Eleuthera.
All reported an increase in
bookings for the latter part of
2005. Cruise arrivals for the
entire country in December
2005,'by first port of entry only,
were up by 25 per cent.
However, the arrivals for
Nassau/ Paradise Island were


down by 3 per cent.,, .i n::(i
Grand Bahama experienced
a 12 per cent jump for its cruise
arrivals, primarily because Car-
nival Cruise Lines brought in
69 per cent more passengers
than they had in December
2004.
The number of passengers
brought in by Carnival was
more than enough to counter-
act the decline in the number of
passengers brought into Grand
Bahama by Costa Cruises, Dis-
covery Cruises, MSC Cruises
and Royal Caribbean.
Visitor arrivals for the
Bahamas overall, including
both air and sea arrivals, were
up by 20 per cent for Decem-
ber 2005, compared to the
same period for 2004.
The Ministry of Tourism said
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines,
Radisson Seven Seas, Celebri-
ty, Crystal Cruises, Disney
Cruises, Hapag Lloyds Cruises,
Holland American Cruises,
Imperial Majesty Cruises, and
Princess Cruises all brought in
fewer passengers to Nassau and
Paradise Island.


Bank unveils



extraordinary



dividend


COMMONWEALTH Bank yesterday
announced it would pay an extraordinary divi-
dend of $0.12 per share to shareholders on April
28, 2006, returning some of the record $31.8 mil-
lion net income generated in fiscal 2005 to
investors.
The extraordinary dividend will be payable
to shareholders of record as at April 15, 2006,
and Commonwealth Bank added to the good
news by also declaring a 50 per cent increase in
quarterly dividends.
"Given the level of earnings in the last five
years, the Board felt that now was the appro-
priate time to increase our quarterly dividends,"
said chairman T B Donaldson.
Approved
"Accordingly, the Board has approved the
increase of quarterly dividends to $0.12 per share
payable at the end of each calendar quarter
beginning March 31, 2006."
The quarterly dividend increase represents a
50 per cent increase over the $0.08 per share
per quarter paid over the last five years. "Our
shareholders have been very loyal to the bank,
and with the largest shareholder base of any
public company in the Bahamas, these increases
will touch shareholders in every walk of life," Mr
Donaldson said.


ST. B. DONALDSON


PaIC WAERHOUsOOPERS

Position of Administrative Assistant

One of our clients involved in the retail business is seeking an energetic Administrative
Assistant for their Freeport, Grand Bahamas operations. Must be self-motivated and able
to work with little or no supervision and have a willingness to accept responsibility.
Candidates should have a minimum of two (2) years practical experience in a secretarial
position. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for the administrative
functions of the store and will report directly to the General Manager.
Duties will include, screening telephone and personal calls, operating office equipment
such as photocopier, and facsimile machine. Interested candidates must have excellent
filing and organizational skills and be able to organise business travel itineraries,
conferences, meetings, and social functions for management as well as, maintain budgets
and accounting records.
Remuneration and benefits package will be commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resume to the address provided below (by hand
or mail) no later than Friday, February 17, 2006.

Resident Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Regent Centre East Suite A
P.O. Box F- 42682
Freeport, Grand Bahama
The Bahamas
Re: Administrative Assistant




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QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED ACCOUNTANT
We are a successful international group active in international real estate investment and
insurance brokerage among other business activities. Our holding company and our Chairman
are based in The Bahamas and we are looking for a dynamic and competent accountant to
take on the accounting requirements of the holding company, the Chairman's office and a
number of affiliated ventures.
The candidate will be a qualified accountant (CPA, CA, CMA UK, USA, Canada or equivalent)
with well rounded experience in a fast moving commercial environment. Confidence from
technical competence, an ability to get the details right working under pressure, a high level
of energy and strong interpersonal skills are necessary. Strong English language skills are
vital. You will be ambitious to move your career forward and have the ability to make change
happen.
Given the global nature of the Group's activities and the diversification of the projects in
which it is involved, the candidate must be ready and willing to work the hours necessary
to complete and close tasks accurately and on time.
Working conditions are excellent locally and some international travel will be required. Salary
indicator is around USS100,000pa plus benefits.
Please send your detailed CV to:
The Chairman, CIT Holdings Limited, Winterbotham Place, Queen & Marlborough Streets,
P.O. Box N-3026, Nassau. Or email to: chalrman@vip-wtb.com
Applications will be accepted up to 24th February, 2006.


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HELP

WANTED


Major firm in the financial and legal services industry
Invites applicants for the function of
Marketing/Client Services Coordinator
Degree in Marketing preferred
SMust be highly motivated and self starter
SPossess excellent oral and written communication skills
SSalary commensurate with experience
SAttractive benefits
Reply in confidence to:
Fax: (242) 394-8430


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0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.044 0.000 NM 0.00%
Cofina Over-The-Caunter Securille
43 00 28 00 ABDAB 4100 4300 4100 2 220 0000 1'~ 0 000'
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.75 13.75 12.50 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
52.vk-H. 52.k.Low Fund Name NA V YTD4' Lasi 12 Months Div $ Y.eld '
1.2728 1.2085 Colina Money Market Fund 1.272793"
2.6262 2.0704 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.6262 *"
10.8183 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.8183"***
2.3241 2.1660 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.324145*
1.1442 1.0782 Colina Bond Fund 1.144217"***
FINDEX: CLOSE 594.02 YTD 7.641% I 2005 26.09%
BISX ALL SHARE INDE X 19 Dec 02 = 1.0o, 00 ViELD asi 12 month ldivdends divided by closing piuce
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelitj
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Collna and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. -Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
* AS AT JAN. 31. 2006/ ** AS AT NOV. 30, 2005
S- AS AT FEB. 03. 2006/ AS AT JAN. 31. 2006/ "" AS AT JAN. 31. 2006
TO TRADE CALL CLLINAi42-2802-70'7()Q I tDIELtTY 242-3 6- 776 '. '' '.-;, :..:. .


casino trips cost $180, while
for Freeport a similar trip cost
$270-$300. This meant
Freeport was priced out of the
market and losing business to
rivals. Mr Smith said the Port
Authority, had spent $1 mil-
lion per year on subsidising air
fares.
"It as bad today as it was
after [Sir Lynden Pindling's]
'bend or break' speech," Mr
Smith said. We have a better
tourism product, and yet are
dying. We really need the


Government to pay attention
to Freeport."
He urged Freeport licencees
to form an association and;
"hold the Port Authority's and'
government toes to the fire to
make things happen".
And Mr Smith added that
the Government should focus
on Freeport as the industrial
hub of the Bahamas, refraining
from giving concessions under
the Industries Encouragement
Act to encourage companies
to establish elsewhere.


The Eugene Dupuch Law School Students' Association presents.



Race


Judicata
A Fun Run/Power Walk

Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2006
Time: 6:30 am
Race commences at the
Culinary and Hospitality Institute
College of The Bahamas

For route, details and rules,
please see forms available at:


The Eugene Dupuch Law School
Library
Thompson Boulevard

The Eugene Dupuch Law School
Administrative Office
Farrington Road

The Law Library, UWI
College of The Bahamas Campus

or call 326-8507-8
of fax: 326-8504







It's Fun, It's Healthy

See you there!!!


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that TALES RENAUD JEAN OF 735
N.W. 45ST, MIAMI, FLA 33127, 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 3RD
day of FEBRUARY, 2006 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas..




NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JAHVIS FURGUSON, 146
BEACH 24ST, APT 310 FAR ROCK AWAY, NY 11691, USA,
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 10TH day of FEBRUARY, 2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




4AUBS.

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd., a leading global wealth
manager, is seeking an experienced professional
to join their team as

Operations Securities Specialist

In order to meet our requirements all applicants
must possess:

Bachelor of Science degree in Finance,
Economics or equivalent;
Series 7 qualifications is a plus;
Minimum of five years working in the financial
sector;
Sound knowledge of international markets and
financial instruments;
Extensive knowledge of processing Corporate
Actions, Income, Securities Trade, Free Deliveries
& Receives;
Keen knowledge of MS Office;
Team oriented.

Written applications by Bahamian nationals only.
should be addressed to:


UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757,
Nassau, Bahamas


WINOINO BAY
AiACO.'14. &,AMA,
Is seeking a
Quantity Surveyor
with the following experience:

. Performing Takeoffs and Preparing Bills of Quantities
* Constructing Microsoft Excel Worksheets for Tracking Costs of Construction
SPreparing Budgets & Traclkng Costs agaun't them-,
* Familiarity with wide variety of Construction Materials
* Willing to relocate to Abaco
* Familarity with the logistics of ordering and Tracking Materials


Please send resumes to:
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
C/O Development Department
P.O. BoxAB-20571
Marsh Harbour, Abaco.


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Cuban protest fallout fears for tourism sector


FROM page 1B

sidering coming to the
Bahamas and enjoying the
overwhelming hospitality
which most of our people pro-
vide would be very disappoint-
ing, said Frank Comito, execu-
tive vice-president of the
Bahamas Hotel Association
(BHA).
"Hopefully, the investigation
into the unfortunate incident
could be resolved as quickly as
possible," he added.
"If due process determines
there was an .abuse of power,
the Bahamas' justice system
will prevail and demonstrate
to those who have potential
concerns about such that
indeed, this was an isolated
incident."
Mr Comito said all Bahami-
ans should be mindful of the
fact that since tourism is the
country's main industry, their
actions are viewed by many
around the world.
"Every day, all Bahamians
need to make every effort to


put our best foot forward, no
matter who we are and what
we do," Mr Comito said.
Cuban-American activists
protested in front of the
Bahamas consulate in Miami
yesterday, calling for the basic
human rights of Cubans in cap-
tivity here to be respected.
Three US Congressmen have
sent letters to US Secretary of
State. Condoleeza Rice, and.
US Ambassador John Rood
requesting an investigation into
the beating.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ANTONIUS TOUSSAINT, PINEDALE,
EIGHTMILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA, 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 10TH day of FEBRUARY,
2006 to the Minister responsible. for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. '* ', :! : '
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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

CRANBERRY SPIRIT LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section
137 (8) of the International Business Companies At
2000, the dissolution of CRANBERRY SPIRIT LTD.,
has been completed:-a Certificate of Dissolution had
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




NOTICE
IN THE ESTATE OF LAWSON ROLLE
late of Dew Gardens off Cow Pen Road in the
Southern 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 their names, addresses and particulars of the
same certified in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 10th day of March, A.D., 2006 and if
required, to prove such debts or claims, or default be
excluded from any distribution; after the above date
the assets will be distributed having regard only to the
proved debts or claims of which the Executor shall
have had notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted
to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement
on or before the 3rd day of March, A.D., 2006.

SYDBRI LEGAL SERVICES
Attorneys for the Executrix
245 Baillou Hill Road
SP.O. Box EE-15075
SNassau, Bahamas
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PRfCEWATERHOUSOPERS


Position of General Manager


One of our clients involved in the retail business is seeking an energetic experienced
General Manager for their Freeport, Grand Bahamas operations. Interested candidates
should have a proven track record of accomplishments and a desire to advance a chain of
Drug/Convenience Stores and Perfume stores into a new era of growth and development.

The qualified candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years hands on experience in
multiple store management, preferably in convenience and perfume store retailing and
will report to the Chief Operations Officer. The General Manager will be directly
responsible for the stores' management teams and he or she will lead them in the delivery
of high standards of customer satisfaction, achievement of aggressive sales targets and tb
drive the profitability of the business.

Proven track records in inventory control, merchandising and excellent communication
skills, are essentials the individual must posses. The ability to effectively provide a level
of customer service that exceeds customer expectations, and the expertise to train and
motivate sales staff in exceeding company sales targets are also a must.

*An excellent remuneration and benefits package is offered, including generous
;performance bonuses, medical, dental, and life insurance.

SInterested candidates should submit their resumes to either of the addresses provided
below (by hand or mail) no later than Wednesday, February 22, 2006.


Resident Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
S Regent Centre East Suite A
P.O. Box F- 42682
Freeport, Grand Bahama
The Bahamas


Re: GM


Human Resource Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
OR East Hill Street
P.O. Box N- 3910
Nassau, The Bahamas

Re: GM


BAHAMIANS NEED ONLY APPLY


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that AUDLEANA SHENEKA SWANN, P.O.
BOX, F-44612, #51 EAST BRUCE AVENUE, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA,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 10TH day of FEBRUARY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama,
Bahamas.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006, PAGE 5B


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WTO 'sends chill down the spine'


FROM page 1B


cue and know what to expect. The
same will happen to the Bahamas if
we go ahead and join this thing."
He added that another foretaste of
what would happen to the Bahamas if
it became a WTO member had been
seen in other Caribbean countries,
whose economies had previously been
heavily reliant on banana exports to
Europe.
A US multinational, Chiquita


Brands, had complained to the WTO
that the trade preferences granted to
Caribbean banana exports discrimi-
nated against it and violated WTO
rules a position the organisation
agreed with. It then forced Europe to
remove its preferences regime.
The rules forced on China were dis-
closed by Winston Cox, the Com-
monwealth's deputy general secretary,
in his address to the Nassau Confer-
ence this week.
He also advised the Bahamas
against joining the WTO, and warned
that this nation would be at its most


vulnerable during the accession .
process.
Mr Moss said yesterday on the
accession process: "'We \will be as \ ul-
nerable as'we are right now, to the...
extent we are not members today. We
have seen the fallout for those who
are members.
"Those who are in. are in'a more
precarious position than \we are."
Mr Moss sAid the Bahamas was cur-
rently "in a slightly better position",
because by remaining outside the,
WTO, there %\as "no way" this nation
could be taken to a disputeresolution


i-iblnal and have to pay large sums of
money td iradeTawyers "-to defend a
position we hold dear".
Mr Moss. backed Mr Cox's advice
for the BahamTas, adding: "It's always
good and rdf'shing to bave our com-
ments echoed by a person of his ilk."
He acknowledged that Leslie Miller,
minister of trade and industry, was
right to advocatie that the Bahamas
move slowly on deciding whether to
join the WTO.
The Bahamas, if it signed up, would
have to abide by WTO rules and thus
erode some of its Parliamentary sov-


ereignty to make its own laws.
Mr Moss said the Bahamas would
come under immense pressure to join
the WTO, describing claims that this
nation would isolate itself by remain-
ing on the outside: as "scare tactics"
designed to intimidate a nation prob
testing its sovereignty.
"The reality is that they [the Govy
ernment] will receive a tremendous.
amount of pressure to join, and that's
why it's important to have a true lead-
ership at the helm, that will not shake
under pressure and make bad deci-
sions," said Mr Moss.


Share your news
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PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, EDISON PAUL OLIVER,
of Elizabeth Estates, Bahamas, intend to change my name
to EDISON PAUL SWEETING. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)days after the
date of publication of this notice.




NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELINE PIERRE, 1220 NW
20 ST, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33311, USA, 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 10TH day of FEBRUARY, 2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147; Nassau, Bahamas.


I 1


Bank ofthe Bahamas is


co-manager on BEC bond


FROM page 1B

tion why BEC and the Gov-
ernment appear to be ignoring
the pool of experience and
expertise in placing and under-
writing securities that exists
among Bahamian-based bro-
kers and financial institutions.


Mr, Jarrett, who used to be
BEC's chairman before resign-
ing that post to take up his cur-
rent position'with Bank of the
Bahamas International, point-
ed out that as a major interna-
tional bank with operations in
multiple countries, Scotiabank
was just "using all of its


SALE


BAHAMAS REALTY LTD
CO M M kRCIAL
CBRE
CB RICHARD ELLIS
NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD
Tel. 242-393-8618
www.bahamasrealty.bs
www.cbrichardellis.com


resources" to make the bond
issue a success.
Kevin Basden, BEC's gen-
eral manager, said previously
that all talks had been con-
ducted with Scotiabank
(Bahamas), and nothing had
been settled yet.
He told The Tribune: "We
are looking into this $100 mil-
lion bond, but we are dealing
with Scotiabank here. They are
our bankers and who we have
been discussing it with. We are
still at the discussion stage."


On the bond issue, MrI BaSd
den said: "We are going to the:
bond market to raise funds f9r
capital works."
In an interview with The Tki-
bune last summer, Mr Basd,
said the bond issue would li.
used to finance projects, such
as three new turbines, costing
$70-$80 million. The plan was,
to enable BEC to fund its owin
capital development, rather
than have all its loans and-
finance-raising guaranteed by
the Government.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that WILFRED JOSEPH, WINDSO1 R
LANE #83, 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 3RD day of FEBRUARY, 2006 to the Ministr
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 71.4Z,
Nassau, Bahamas.


LEGAL NOTICE
I international Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)

OIRAM HOLDINGS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section,
137.(4) of the International Business Companies Actp'
(No 45. of 2000), OIRAM HOLDINGS LIMITED
is in Dissolution.

date of commencement of dissolution is 12th day
of January, 2006.

Fides Liquidators Inc.,
Arango-Orillac Building,
S 2nd Floor, 54th East and 50th Street
Panama, Republic of Panama
Liquidator


LEGAL NOTICE
International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000) '

WHITBURN ESTATES LIMITED


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sectioq
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
SNo. 45 of 2000, WHITBURN ESTATES LIMITED,
has been dissolved and struck off the Register according
to the Ceertificate of Dissolution issued by the Registra-:
General on the 2nd day of February, 2006&



Europlan Financial Services Limited
of Lister House, 35 The Parade,
St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QQ.
Liquidator


RETAIL STORES
Bahamas Realty Commercial has been retained as the
exclusive marketing agents for the sale of a retail busi-
ness offering a wide selection of merchandise includ-
ing linens, china, bedding, clothing, place mats, table<
cloths as well as a wide range of accessory items.
The company operates two stores: One on Bay Street
and the other on Paradise Island.


For copy of Offering Memorandum contact:
Larry Roberts 242.393.8618 or 242.357.7909


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
2005/CLE/equi/001137
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Side
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land
containing Ten (10) acres situate in the vicinity of the Settlement of
Kemp's Bay on the Island of Andros being Crown Grant F-2 at page
148 to Robert Woodside and bounded Northwardly by vacant land
Eastwardly by a Thirty (30) Links Road Reservation separating it from
Jane Sturrup Southwardly by a Twenty (20) Links Road Reservation
separating it from land generated to Sarah Whewell and WEstwardly
by vacant Crown Land.

AND

IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND
IN THE MATTER OF the P tition of IZM GROUP ITD.
NOTICE OF PETITION
ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing Tea (10) acres
situate in the vicinity of the Settlement of Kemp's Bay on the Island
of Andros being Crown Grant F-2 at page 148 to Robert Woodside
and bounded Northwardly by vacant land Eastwardly by a Thirty (30)
Link Road Reservation separating it from Jane Sturrup Southwardly
by a Twenty (20) links Road Reservation separating it from land granted
to Sarah Whewell and Westwardly by vacant Crown Land. The Petitioner
IZM GROUP LTD claims to be the Owner of the fee simple estate in.
possession of the said lot of land hereinbefore described and the
Petitioner has made application to the Supreme Courtiof'the.
Commonwealth of the'Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting ilties.
Act, 1959 to have its Title to the sid land investigated andhe 'nature
and extent thereof determined and declared in a Cernlicate of Tille.to
be granted by the Court in accordance with the provision of fi Said
Act. ,--

Copies of the field plan may be inspected during norrial office hours
at: ..

a. The Registry of the Supreme Cour AnsbaI'er Building,Bank Lane,
Nassau, Bahamas; .' ,

b. The Chamber of Douglas Sands & Associates, Ltd., East &,Shirley
Street, P.O. Box N-8566, Nassau, Bahamas;

c. The Attorney General's Office. Eat.Hill Streei. Nassau. The Bahamas;

d. The Commissioner's Office in the Setlenit f Kemp's'Bay, Andros,!
Bahamas.

Notice is here by given that ny perso4s having Dower or right to
dower or any adverse claim not recognized in the Petitior shall before
the expiration of Thirty (30) days of the receipt of this Nonce file in
the Registry of the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner of the
undersigned statement of such claim. Failure of any such person to
file and serve a statement of such claim within Thirty (30) days of the
receipt of this Notice will operate as bar to such claim.

DOUGLAS SANDS & ASSOCIATES, LTD.,
Chambers
2nd Floor, Columbus House
East and Shirley Streets
P.O. Box N-8566
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner


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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND AVIATION


PORT DEPARTMENT
I II


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 23" February, 2006 at 3:00pp for the purpose of granting
licences 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) days before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in writing to the
Board and to the applicant.

Person attending the meeting on behalf of an applicant must produce written
Authorization at the meeting.

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

He under mentioned persons have applied for grant of licences as specified below:


NEW JET SKI LICENCES NEW PROVINCE


REG NO APPLICNT


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

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

NB/03/06 Blades Carl
P.O. Box GT-2009
Nassau Bahamas

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

NB/05/06 Blades Carl
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

NB/08/06 Blades Carl
P. O Box GT-2009
Nassau Bahamas

NB/09/06 Cunningham Edward
& Cyprian
P.O Box N-10515
Nassau Bahamas

NB/10/06 Cunningham Edward
& Cyprian
P.O. Box N-10515
Nassau Bahamas

NB/11/06 Darling Sharlton
Carmichael Road
Nassau Bahamas

NB/12/06 Darling Sharlton
Carmichael Road
Nassau Bahamas

NB/13/06 Darling Sharlton
Carmichael Road
Nassau Bahamas

NB/14/06 Pickering Dianne
Nassau Bahamas

NB/15/06 Pickering Dianne
Nassau Bahamas


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9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski

No Name
9ft Jet Ski


CLASS PASS


USE


D 2 Rent



D 2 Rental


2 Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D



D


2 Rental



2 Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental


RENEWAL JET SKI LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT


NP:917NSB Bannister Dwayne
Nassau Village
Nassau Bahamas

NP:906NSB Farrington David
Golden Gates
Nassau Bahamas

NP:143ATE Forbes Robert
Yamacraw Estates
Nassau Bahamas

NP:125ATE Green Elvis
Nassau Bahamas

NP:700BSC Green Alexander
Tuckaway,
Nassau Bahamas

i'J:148ATE Gibson Garvin
Leeward Estates
Nassau Bahamas

NP:149ATE Gibson Garvin
Leeward Estates
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS


No Name
6ft 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


PASS


USE


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


S NP:605ATW Jaydees Funsport
P.O. Box CR-
56535
Nassau Bahamas

NP:610ATW Jaydees Funsport
P.O. Box CR-
i, i 6535
Nassau Bahamas

NP:604ATW Jaydees Funsports
P.O. Box CR-
56535
Nassau Bahamas

NP:100ATE Jacdenjober
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:101ATE Jadenjober
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:600ATW Jacdenjober
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:658ATW Jacdenjober
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:601ATW Jacdenjober
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:103ATE Jacdenjober
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:102ATE. Jacdenjober
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas


NP:635ATW Minnis Zeke
102 West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:640ATW Minnis Zeke
102 West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:639ATW MinnisZeke
102 West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:638ATW Minnis Zeke
102 West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:636ATW Minnis Zeke
102 west Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:659ATW Minnis Zeke
102 West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:637ATW Minnis Zeke
102 West Bay St
Nassau Bahamas

NP:653ATW Taylor Dwayne,
Soldier Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:123ATE Taylor Dwayne
Soldier Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:825BSC McKenzie Inez
Derby Rd
Nassau Bahamas



NP:826BSC McKenzie Inez
Derby Rd
Nassau Bahamas

NP:908NSB Moss Philip
Nassau Bahamas

NP:907NSB Moss Philip
Nassau Bahamas


NP:904NSB


Moss David
Nassau Bahamas


NP:113ATE Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:112ATE Paradise Ocean
Sports
Nassau Bahamas


NP:612ATW


Paradise
Oceansports
Nassau Bahamas


NP:613ATW Paradise
Oceansports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:115ATE Paradise
Qceansports
Nassau .Bahamas


NP:111ATE



NP:145ATE


Paradise
Oceansports
Nassau Bahamas

Paradise
Oceansports
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 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 Sd

No Name
10ft Jet ski


No Name
10ft Jet Ski


No Name
10ft Jet Ski


No Name
10ft jet Ski


No Name
10ft Jet Ski


No Name
10ft Jet Ski


No Name .
10ft Jet Ski


D 2 Rental


2 Rental


D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental


2 Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


2 Rental


D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D 2


Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental





D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental


D 2


Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2006, PAGE 9B


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE
NEW JET SKI LICENCES NEW PROVIENCEI


,REG NO APPLICANT


NP:114ATE Paradise
Oceansports
Nassau Bahamas


Rolle Cephas
Joe Farrington Rd
Nassau Bahamas


NP:607ATW Rolle Cephas
Joe Farrington Rd
Nassau Ba.amas


Rolle Cephas
Joe Farrington Rd
Nassau Bahamas

Wright Frankie
Ida street
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT NAME


No Name
1Oft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski




No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


No Name
9ft Jet Ski


CLASS PASS USE


D 2 Rental





D 2 Rental



D 2 mental



1 mental


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


LICENCE NO


7275



7451



7836



7755.



6040


6520


7951



7884



7487


1495



7180



7759


6684


6763



6565



6697


6146



5056



6053



7446



8142



6631



6874



6834



7040


NAME


Adderley Ezekiel
Soldier Road
Nassau Bahamas

Archer Anthony
P.O. Box N-10542
Nassau Bahamas

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

Brown Leslie
P.O. Box N-7266
Nassau Bahamas

Brown Michael
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas


Brown Stuart
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas

Brown Wilton
Yellow Elder Gardens
Nassau Bahamas

Byles Jason
P.O. Box EE-15401
Nassau Bahamas

Cartwright Alex
P.O. Box N-1401
Nassau Bahamas

Carroll Gregory
Nassau Bahamas

Clarke Franklyn
P.O. Box N-5693Nassau
Bahamas

Clarke Kelvin
P.O. Box N-5693
Nassau Bahamas

Comell Keith
Nassau Bahamas

Deveaux Harrison
Nassau Bahamas

Curtis Courtney
P.O. Box N-4167
Nassau Bahamas

Dobbins Fred
P.O. Box SS-5693
Nassau Bahamas

Doyle Edward
P.O. Box CB-12730
Nassau Bahamas

Dean Johnathan
P.O. Box SS-6140
Nassau Bahamas

Doyle Frances
P.O. Box CB-12730
Nassau Bahamas

Eldon Ricardo
P.O. Box SS-6668
Nassau Bahamas

Ferguson Brian
P.O. CR-55254
Nassau Bahamas

Flowers Christopher
P.O. Box CR-55562
Nassau Bahamas

Flowers Wayne
P.O. Box N-5004
Nassau Bahamas

Greenslade Levan
P.O Box SS-19423
Nassau Bahamas

Hanna Bronson
P.O. Box CR-54078
Nassau Bahamas

Horton Christopher
Nassau Bahamas


CLASS


A



A



A



A



A




A



B



A



B



A


A



&,



B


A


A



A



A



A



A



A



B



B



A



B



A



B


LICENCE NO


7872


7387


7036



6670


6755



7111



1594



7067



7764



'852


8133


6457


6667



7922



7006


6320


NAME


NP:662ATW


1144



6776



7490



4007



8013


6764


6413



6353



7326



7958



7820



6804



6770



1145


Smith Phillip
P.O. Box N-10839
Nassau Bahamas


Smith Ellis
P.O Box N-379
Nassau Bahamas


CLASS


B


B


A


B



B



B


NP:60tATW



NP:642ATW


Jonnson Bircel
Nassau Bahamas

Johnson Floyd
Nassau Bahamas

Johnson Jermaine
P.O. Box CB-13315

Kemp Randolph
P.O Box N-5700
Nassau Bahamas

Knowles James
P'OBx SS-19448
Nassa i ( AMl 1 .

Knowles Andrew
P.O Box EE-16303
Nassau Bahamas

Kerr Marvin
P,O. Box SB-50466
Nassau Bahamas

Knowles Thomas
P.O. Box SS-6554
Nassau Bahamas

Kemp Ronald
High Vista
Nassau Bahamas

Lloyd Christopher
P.O. Box CB-10960
Nassau Bahamas'

Lightboume Barry
P.O. Box CB-12291
Nassau Bahamas

Johnson Terrace
Nassau Bahamas

Moore Sheridan
P.O. Box N-3365
Nassau Bahamas

Moss George
Pinewood gardens
Nassau Bahamas

Moss LutherNassau
Nassau Bahamas

Moxev Dave
P.O. Box EE-1700
Nassau Bahamas

Moxey Andy '
P.O. Box N-10236
Nassau Bahamas

Munroe Robert
Nassau Bahamas

Munroe Wilmore
P.O. Box GT-2804
Nassau Bahamas

Munroe Fredlin
P.O Box N-969
Nassau Bahamas

Newton Dion
P.O. Box SB-51914
Nassau Bahamas

Percentie Floyd
P.O. Box EE-17771
Nassau Bahamas

Pratt Reckwell
Pinewood Gardens.
Nassau Bahamas

Pratt John
P.O. Box SS-5693
Nasau BahamaWs

Rahming Marvis
P.O. Box CB-11345
Nassau Bahamas

Roxbury Leroy
Bernard Road
Nassau Bahamas

Robinson Solomon
Nassau Bahamas

Robinson Rudolph
Pinewood gardens
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Wesley
P.O Box N-10642
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Stephen
P.O. Box CB-11085
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Daniel
Farrington Road
Nassau Bahamas

Rolle Leehendro
P.O Box N-9729
Nassau Bahamas

Smith Jacob
P.O Box SB-52708
Nassau Bahamas


A



A



A



A



A


A



A



B


A



A-



A


A



B



A



A



A



A



B



A




A


A



A



A



B



A



A



A



A


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AGE 10B, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10. 2006


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


GOERNIIET OT1E


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


NAME


Stubbs Mark
P.O Box EE-17715
Nassau Bahamas


CLASS


A


Taylor Jeriad
Johnson Road
Nassau Bahamas


Taylor Cardvell
Sir Lynden Pindling Est
Nassau Bahamas


Williams Davon
P.O.Box N-8825
Nassau Bahamas

Woodside Wellington
West'Bay Street
Nassau Bahamas

Wilson Godfrey
P.O. Box SS-19433
Nassau Bahamas

Wilson Kingsley
P.O. Box N-5693
Nassau Bahamas

Williams Sidney,
P.O-Box 59223
Nassau Bahamas


Williams Avilu
Nassau Bahamas


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE FAMILY ISLAND


LICENCE NO


6758


NAME


Albury Sterling
Freeport
Bahamas


Albury Stanley
P.O. Box AB-20567
Marsh Harbour
Abaco



Albury James
Man O War Cay
Abaco

Albury Troy
Great Guana cay
Bahamas

Bain Dereck
P.O Box F-42087
Freeport

Brown Dominique
Waterford
Eleuthera

Cartwright Kyrle
Deadman's Cay
Long Island

Curry Neil
P.O. Box EL-27500
Spanish Wells

Cartwright Robert
P.O. Box F-40758
Freeport

Clarke Stanley
P.O. Box F-2435
Freeport



Ferguson Hosea
Freeport

Ferguson Luther
P.O. Box F-42666
Freeport


Gardiner Howard
P.O. Box F-41374
Freeport


Jones Branford
Eight Mile Rock
Grand Bahama

Grant Dencil
Freeport

Gray Tony
Staniel Cay
Exuma

Harris Michael
Knowles
Cat Island

Higgs William
Spanish Wells

Jones Nickalas
P.O. Box F-60386
Freeport

Johnson Delton
Freeport

Moss Sterling
Harbour Island


CLASS


A



A






A



.A



A



A



A



A



A.



A





A


A




A




A



A


A



A



A


A



A


A


REG NO

NP: 1652




: NP:1553





NP:6635.


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE FAMILY ISLAND


LICENCE NO


6077



7859



1297



7207.


7:245


"'


7364



7197


5068



6725


NAME


Moss Bradley
Chester's
Acklins


Pratt George
Bullock's Harbour
Berry Island

Pinder Charles
Spanish wells


Russell Ronald
P.O. Box F-60284
Freeport


Rolle Vernon
Freeport


Sears Michael
P.O. Box F-42820.
Freeport

Smith Kenneth
Eight Mile Rock

Smith Perry
P.O. Box EMR-46055
SEight Mile Rock

Stubbs Alpheus
Bullocks Harbour

Thomas Perry
P.O. Box AB-20237
Marsh Harbour

Ward Kent
P.O. Box F-41478
Freeport

Tumquest Glen
P.O BoxF-42138
Freeport

Wallace Christopher
P.O.Box F-40285
Freeport

Waton Harry
Spanish wells


LI ICENCE NO


NEW MASTER'S LICENCE


SLICENCE NO


NM/01/06



NM/02/06


NAME


Morley Cyril
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau Bahamas

Siddons Jonathan
P. O Box FH-14010
. Nassau Bahamas


CLASS


B



B


NEW BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


.REG NO


APPLICANT


NB/01/06 Water And
Sewerage
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT NAME C


"David
Turecamo"
86ft Steel


:LASS PASS USE


A 0 Barge


APPLICANT BOAT NAME CLASS


Bimini Men
Association
Alice Town
Binini

South Riding
Point Ltd
P.o.Box F-
42530
Freeport

Stuart Gerald
North.
Eleuthera


NP:2686 Stuart
Theophilus
P.O. Box EE-
16697
North
Eleuthera


M/V"Bimini Mack"
99.9ft Steel



"Chindit"
106.28ft Steel




"Island Trader"
140ft Steel


M/V "Bahamas
Daybreak"
11Oft Steel


kEG NO APPLICANT


NP:2239 Adderley Ezekiel
Soldier Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6388 Adderley Ezekiel
Soldier Road
Nassau Bahamas

NP:1345 Brozozog
Lenneth & Gray
RollyP.O. SS-
19433
Nassau Bahamas

NP:946 Brown Wilton
Nassau Bahamas


Nt:4;87


Brown Michael
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS


"Capricorn I"
30ft


"Capricorn II"
34ft


M/V "Grand
Master"
120ft Steel



"Escape"
32ft

"Fantasea"
38ft
Sportsfisherman


PASS


36 Mailboat


A 0


A 29 Mailboat




A 24 Mailboat


PASS USE


34 Ferry



50 Ferry



50 Mailboat


40 Ferry


12 Charter


7-,09


CLASS

A



A



A



A



A


A



A


A



A


A



A



A



A



A


8117


6400



7227


6219


6934


8116



1178



6737


6393


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE FAMILY ISLAND


6342


7155


USE


6387


:6602


614


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCES NEW PROVIDENCE


641(94






6 00


..........


I


6680



7299






S 8038 .


6924


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2006, PAGE 1


r- DI IC'IlCCC


tE BUOIINEO')O


0R T T


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCES NEW PROVIDENCE


Brown Michael
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas


NP:3029 Brown Michael
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas



NP:992 Brown Michael
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau Bahamas

NP:918 Bahamas Best
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas


NP:639 Bahamas Best
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

NP:886 Bahamas Best
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas


Bahamas Best
Watersports
Nassau Bahamas

Bahamas Best
Nassau Bahamas

Custom
Powerboat
Charters ltd
Bueno Retirement
Road

Dean R Earnest
Nassau Bahamas


Dean R Earnest
Nassau Bahamas

Doyle Frances
P.O. Box CB-
12730
Nassau Bahamas

Doyle Frances
P.O. Box CB-
12730
Nassau Bahamas


Flowers
Christopher
Nassau Bahamas

GMP Holdings
P.O. Box SS-
5178
Nassau Bahamas

Knowles Andrew
Nassau Bahamas

Maycock Etienne
Johnson Road
Nassau Bahamas

Moxey Shipping
Ltd
Nassau Bahamas


NP:1114 Marine
Adventure Co.


BOAT NAME CLASS PASS


"Fantasea II"
35ft
Sportsfisherman


B .i2:6.)'


"White Cloud" B2 ,.:- .'. ,44;:.


51ft
Sportsfisherman



"Top Gun II"
50ft
Sportsfisherman

No Name
17ft Boston
Whaler


No Name
28ft Parasail


No Name
17ft Boston
Whaler

No Name
28ft Parasail


No Name
28ft Parasail

No Name
40ft Powerboat




MN "Gurth
Dean"
11Oft Steel

M/V "Legacy"
160ft Steel

Boomer"
28ft Center
Console


"Grey Dawn"
40ft Downeast
Trawler



"Good
Intention"
30ft Sportsboat

M/V "Lady
Emerald"



"Eagle Eyes"
36ft Chris Craft

MV "Captain
C"
120ft Steel

"Captain
Moxey"
135ft Ft

"Three Queen"
28ft Bertram


Ltd
P.O Box N-7108
Nassau Bahamas

NP:6492. Munson Shipping "Captain
Nassau Bahamas Emmett"


USE


Charter



Charter


20 Charter


3.'~iL.~


Rental


10 Q A -.:


Rental



Rental


12 B Rental



12 B Rental


16 A Charter


A Mailboat



A Mailboat


7 Dive


10 Dive


12 Rental


Mailboat


.,Ag..i:. ..: 38


6 Charter


NP:6633



NP:639


NP:6495






NP:6282



NP:6404


NP:3243




NP:6628





NP:6552



NP:6608




NP:3189


NP:6381



NP:980


Mailboat



Mailboat

.... 7n a. ; a
r nifts a if.<,;
Rental


,' e-.Oc) T..
A 60 Mailboat


OKI V1.)


if ,. .33: ~


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCES NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT

NP:6490 New Providence
Towing


NP:271.6
.,












.
NP: 116








NP:1073





| NP:1668


671 bay Street
Nassau Bahamas


Patton Leviticus
P.O. Box CR-
54999 Nassau

Powerboat
Adventure Ltd
P.O. Box CB-
13315
Nassau Bahamas



Powerboat
Adventure Ltd
P.O. Box CB-
13315
Nassau Bahamas

Powerboat
Adventure Ltd
P.O. Boat CB-
13315
Nassau Bahamas


NP:2900 Powerboat
Adventure Ltd
P.O. Box CB-
13315
Nassau Bahamas


BOAT NAME


Tug Flushing
83ft



M/V"Lady
Francis"
85ft Steel

"Legitimate
Business II"
40ft
Openfishermari


"Le
busi
40fl
Ope


"Bo
40ft
Lan




"Le
Bus
37f
Op


NP:962 Pratt John "My
P.O Box SS-5693 45fl
Nassau Bahamas


NP:6625 Roberts Duane "Ar
P.O. Box N-1621 46ft
Nassau Bahamas Yac

NP:436 Paradise Ocean No
Sports 28fl
Nassau Bahamas



NP:641 Paradise Ocean No
Sports 28f
Nassau Bahamas

NP:172 Paradise Ocean No
Sports 171

NP:6624 Paradise Ocean No
Sports 30l
Nassafl Bahamas




NP:6589 Sunshine Cruise
(1990) Ltd
P.O. Box CB-
11932
Nassau Bahamas


NP:6494 Yellow Tail
Charters
Nassau Bahamas





S L.- -


, ). 't


CLASS PASS USE


0 Tug




45 Mailboat



25 Charter


28 Charter


13 Barge


22 Charter


12 Charter


12 Charter



10 Rental





12 Rental


gitimate
iness III"

enfisherman


*ng Dengue"

.dingcraft




gitimate
siness"
t
enfisherman



y Time"
t Hatteras



na Jo"
f Qcean
cht

Name
t Parasail




Name
ft arasail


Name
t Boston

Name
ft Surf Rider






Rookie"
68ft








"Yellow Tail
II"
42ft Ocean
Yacht '


14 Rental


170 Charter


12 Charter


Benjamin E Ferguson
Sr. Deputy Port Controller
(for) Port Controller


r: ,.,;.Jl .*,'.,


M
't,3 ~lr4' I '<


if.'


REG NO APPLICANT


NP:6406


A 50



A 50



B 17


'if .~if if.
j,'t/L '-1


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,: TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
ORGANISERS of the 3rd annual Club Moni-
ca track and field classic are expecting to top the
results from previous years, as well as doubling
the: number of qualifiers for the Carifta Games.
The annual track and field meet will be held
this weekend, but with a new twist.
Already having more than 800 athletes sign up
to take part, organizers had to extend the one-day
meet to two days: Friday February 10th and Sat-
urday llth.
Over the two days, athletes will compete in
categories ranging from the under-9 division to
the open men and women.
According to Dianne Woodside, the idea of
stretching the track meet was implemented to
assist the athletes who are looking to qualify for
junior teams.
Woodside believes that having the meet over a
two-day period will give the athletes sufficient
time to reach the maximum potential. As a result.
the times and distances should be a lot better.
She said: "We use to have a day and a morning
session in the past meets, but we realized that
the space between the two sessions wasn't suffi-

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cient time and the athletes had a hard time recu-
perating. So this meet we wanted to do some-
thing a little different.
"We decided upon a two-day meet to give the
.athletes more than enough time to recuperate.
Hopefully this will help in the times and dis-
tances. This was designed especially for the ath-
letes who were doing two and three events.
"We didn't want them to go through the gru-
elling heats and then come right back and run the
finals. We realise that not many of their times
were up to standard because they were tired.
"The two day meet will help the athletes espe-
cially those who are looking to make the Carifta
Games team. This is a great opportunity for them
to learn how to adjust through the rounds. The
Carifta Games are set-up basically the same way
so this is an added plus for them."
With a rolling time start scheduled, the first
day of competition will mainly be for heats and
finals in the 100m, 200m and the 800m. Long jump
in all boys divisions, high jump, shot putt and
javelin will also be held on that day. The 4xl00m
in all divisions will bring the night to a close.
Competition on Saturday will begin at noon
with the 300m hurdles for under-17 girls followed
by the 400m hurdles for under-17 boys.
Woodside added: "We are hoping that since we
are having the meet over a two day period we can
get more qualifiers for the Carifta Games.
"We were very pleased with the number of
qualifiers last year so hopefully we can double the
number coming out of our meet."
Last year six athletes were able to obtain qual-
ifying standards set by the Bahamas Association
of Athletic Association (BAAA) for the Carifta
Games.
This Carifta Games will be held in Guadeloupe
April 14-17. All standards are set by the BAAA,
which are the third place finishing in all events
from the previous games.


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SOFTBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter


FOR the fourth consecutive two-year term,
Thora Sweeting will serve as president of the
Bahamas Government Departmental Softball
Association.
The association, according to Sweeting, is
looking forward to hosting its 28th.season, on
Saturday, February 25 at the Baillou Hills Sport-
ing Complex.
However, next weekend, Sweeting said the
league will host a "Jackie Moxey Pre-Season
Jamboree" on Saturday, February 18, starting at
11 a.m.
Sweeting said she is excited about the team
she has to work with for the next two years.
"Most of those guys I've worked with before,"
she said. "It's an excellent crew. Last year, the
season went very well, but this year, I hope it will
be even better."
Joining Sweeting on the executive board are
Peter Frazier, the first vice-president; Terrance
Wallace, second vice-president; Kemuel
Knowles, treasurer; Lynden Gaitor, assistant
treasurer; Yvonne Taylor, secretary and Nicar-
do Knowles, assistant secretary.
The following have been appointed to assist
the executive board:
Arthur 'Old Art' Thompson, commissioner;
Thgomas Sears and Michael Hanna, chief
umpires: Marge Delancy and Rozina Taylor,
chief statisticians; Gary 'Super' Johnson, press
liaison officer; Ivan 'Showtime' Francis and
Sharon 'the General' Storr, public relations offi-


cers and Althea Clarke,.official scorer.
There are at least six teams making up the
competitive A division, but Sweeting said they
are really excited about the involvement of the
United States Embassy this year.
"They have expressed an interest,to have two
teams participate in the league," Sweeting
stressed. "They have members of the Defence
Force and the Police Force stationed there, so
they have decided to integrate, their employ-
ees."
Sweeting said the managers arid coaches have
accepted them into the league. '
The jamboree next Saturday will be held in
memory of.the late Moxey, who was killed just
after she played her final game with the NIB
Queens, who lost the championship title to the
Finance Health Invaders. ;
Sweeting said they are.minviting teams from
the New Providence .Oldtimers Softball Asso-
ciation, the Masters Softball League, the New
Providence Modified Pitch Softball League, the
Bankers' Softball Leaguie and all old and new
teams to participate in the jamboree.
When the season opened on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 25, the men's B.divisional champions
Police Reserves will play last year's runners-up
Batelo Lasers at 10.45am.
At 2pm, the ladies champions Finance Health
Invaders will play last year's runners-up NIB
Queens and at 4pm., the men's A divisional
champions Defence Force Floaters will battle
last year's runners-up, Police Aces.
The opening-ceremonywill take-place at 1pm
with a gala affair. From 2-6pm, a live remote on
Power 104.5 will be staged.


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Lady Nathalie ready for regatta


* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter

THE Lady Nathalie will have
a brand new look when she sets
sail on the open waters this
weekend.
The once battered paint job
that lined the boat's outer sur-
face for years has been changed,
along with the boats' masks.
The improvements have rein-
forced captain Eleazor 'The
Sailing Barber' Johnson mes-
sage to the other skippers and
also highlights this year's Valen-
tine's Day Massacre Regatta
theme: "Catch me if you can."
According to Johnson, the
other boats will not only be
blown out of the water by his
boat's speed, but they will also
see the boat as she crosses the
finish line way ahead of them.
Johnson is also advising all
motorists to be extremely care-
ful when they past the Mon-
tague Beach, as the Lady
Nathalie's bright coat of paint
will be blinding.
He said: "This boat is built
for speed, the only thing it need-
ed was a little makeover. I
wanted the boat to have a new
look heading into such a spe-
cial regatta.
"The Valentines' Day Mas-
sacre is a big race and with all
the boats coming after me I
wanted the boat to look its best.
I can't have them chasing after
a dull-coloured boat, I had to
make sure that she was in tip-
top shape."
The brand new paint job,
which brightens the red and


white coats of the boat, heads
the makeover improvements to
the nine-year-old boat which
was built by the late Mark
Knowles. The last time the boat
was given a new face was in
2003.
However, Johnson said the
age of the boat doesn't mean
that it is old, but that it gets bet-
ter with every race.
The boat has withstand five
major hurricanes and is the only
boat currently sailing in the
regattas with a different struc-
ture. The boat is 19ft 6in in keel
and 21ft in width.
He added: "This is a special
boat, there is no other like this
in the history of the regatta and
that is why I have to do all in
my power to protect her.
'She doesn't need to, be
painted all the time, but on spe-
cial occasions and races I usu-
ally paint her up to show of her
beauty.
"This is the fastest boat and
the other boats always try their
hardest to beat her on the
water. What makes this boat so
special is it has five captains, so
at any given day 1 can call on
one of them to sail her to a vic-
tory.
"When Mark Knowles built
this boat he had a special design
in mind, one that will endure
any kind of hardship. That is
why the Lady Nathalie is so
tough."
The annual Valentine's Day
Massacre is being sponsored by
the Burns House Group of
Companies and will start at
noon this Saturday.


THE Lady Nathalie gets ready for the Valentine's Day Masscre as Jeffry Lewis puts the final touches to the boat
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)
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* BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

WHILE his Prince William Falcons
forced a third and deciding game in
the Bahamas Association of Indepen-
dent Secondary Schools' senior boys
basketball championship series on
Monday, Dexter Cambridge is prepar-
ing to launch his fourth basketball
developmental programme.
The developmental programme is
scheduled to get started on Saturday at
Prince William High School and will
run through Saturday, June 24 from


9am to noon.
"It will teach the basic fundamen-
tals in basketball," said Cambridge,
the head basketball coach of the Fal-
cons' junior and senior boys basket-
ball teams.
Among the aspects of the camp will
be dribbling, passing, defence, shoot-
ing, training and understanding the
importance of teamwork in basket-
ball.
Joseph 'Mandella' Joseph, a long-
time friend of Cambridge and a physi-
cal education teacher at Xavier's Pri-
mary School, will be assisting.
Both Cambridge and Joseph hail
from Eleuthera, where they have rep-


resented that island together in bas-
ketball in the Bahamas Games.
Cambridge, a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Texas and a one time mem-
ber of the Dallas Mavericks team in
the National Basketball Association
(NBA), said the camp will stress the
emphasis on the basic fundamentals
of the game.
"I'm trying to discipline these kids at
a young age," Cambridge disclosed. "I
want them to grow up and understand
that basketball is a team sport and you
must have discipline to be a good bas-
ketball player.
"That's the problem we have with
most of the kids who go off to school.


They don't have any discipline and as a
result, they don't get to go too far."
The developmental programme,
according to Cambridge, will be
opened to both boys and girls between
the ages of 5 and 18 years.
"We're going to go through a lot of
basketball drills," Cambridge pointed
out. "We will drill them for two hours
and the last hour, they will play in team
situations."
Persons interested in participating
in the developmental programme can
contact Cambridge at Jordan Prince
William or telephone 361-5143 or 361-
4847 for further information.
While the developmental pro-


gramme will get underway on Satkg
day, Cambridge said he is lookingX f6r7
ward to game three of the BAIS,
championship, against the Bahanas
Academy Stars.
The Falcons, who are hopirig.td
regain the title they relinquished to(
the St Augustine's College Big Red
Machines last year, fell behind in the:
opener of the series on Monday. ,
But on Wednesday, they bounced
back to pull even, forcing the third and
deciding game on Monday immedi-
ately following game three in the junior
boys' series between St Augustine's
College and defending champions St
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Senior Sports Reporter
WITH three of the biggest names in women's
athletics opting not to compete, the Bahamas
Olympic Association will be sending a "quality"
28-member team to the Commonwealth Games in
Melbourne, Australia next month.
In announcing the team, the BOA confirmed
that the Dassler family have agreed to provide the
uniforms for the team not only for these games,
but all teams sanctioned by the BOA through
the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The Bahamas team, led by chef de mission Liv-
ingstone Bostwick, will be out to improve on the
eight medals four gold and four bronze won in
.Manchester when the games are held from March
15-26 in Melbourne.
Despite the absence of sprinters Chandra Stur-
rup and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie and quarter-
miler Tonique Williams-Darling, the BOA will be
returning three of the five individual medalists
and two relay teams on the athletic squad.
The BOA will also field a three-member box-
ing team, a two-man cycling squad and three
competitors in swimming at the four-yearly
games. Since competing in the games from 1954,
the Bahamas has won a total of 23 medals eight
gold, seven silver and eight bronze.
While the best performances so far were turned
in at the last games in Manchester, the three com-
petitors mentioned above indicated that they are
"not fit enough" to compete so early in the out-
door season and will not be a part of the 20-
member athletic contingent in Melbourne.
Ferguson-McKenzie is the defending 100m and
200m champion, having won the double in Man-
chester, England in 2002 and she ran on the sec-
ond leg of the victorious women's 4 x 100m team
that comprised of Sturrup, Sevatheda Fynes and
Timicka Clarke.
In their absence, both Fynes and Clarke have
been entered in the women's 100 and will be a
part of the 4 x 1 relay team that will use a combo
of Shandria Brown, quarter-miler Christine
Amertil and long jumper Jackie Edwards.
With Williams-Darling, the reigning Olympic
Games and World Championship 400m champi-
on not competing, Amertil will be the only com-
petitor entered in the 400m.
For the first time, the Bahamas will have two
competitors in the women's javelin. Defending
champion Lavern Eve will be joined by Chafree
Bain. Bain will double up in the hammer as well.
On the men's side, Derek Atkins will carry the
flag in the men's 100m, while Dominic Demeritte
will compete in the 200m. Christopher Brown,
Avard Moncur and Nathaniel McKinney have
all been entered in the 400m.
Brown, Moncur and McKinney will be joined
by Dennis Darling, Troy McIntosh and Timonthy
Munnings as members of the men's 4 x 400m
relay team.
In Manchester, the team of Brown, Demeritte,
Munnings and McIntosh picked up the bronze
behind England (gold) and Wales (bronze).
Also on the track, Ednol Rolle and Douglas
Lynes will provide a 1-2 punch for the Bahamas
in the 400m hurdles.
On the field, Leevan 'Superman' Sands will


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head the field of competitors entered in both
the long and triple jump. He will team up with
Antonio Saunders in both the long and triple,
While Osbourne Moxey will be added in the long
jump.
Sands was a bronze medallist in Manchester
in the triple jump behind world record holder
Jonathan Edwards and Phillips Idowu, both from
England. Moxey was fifth in the long jump.
The team will be managed by Julie Wilson and
the coaches are Keith Parker, Frank 'Pancho'
Rahming, Peter Pratt and Fritz Grant.
In boxing, three competitors will be making
their debut at these games. They are Tureano
'Reno' Johnson, the veteran of the crew, Carl
Hield, the youngest member and Leevan Stewart,
the newest member to the Bahamian interna-
tional boxing team.
They will be managed by Wellington Miller
with Andre Seymour and Leonard 'Boston Black-
ie' Miller as the coaches.
In cycling, Barron 'Turbo' Musgrove and
Jonathan Massie will be making a return for a
shot at the road race. They will be managed by
Roy Colebrooke with Wayne Price as the
mechanic.
And in swimming, former junior sensation
Alana Dillette will be the lone female competitor.
She will be joined by veteran Jeremy Knowles and
Christopher Vythoulkas. They will be managed by
Nancy Knowles with Andy Knowles back as the
coach.


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* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
NOT since Stevie'the Heat' Larrimore went to
Brisbane, Australia in 1982 have the Bahamas
ascended the medal stand at the Commonwealth
Games.
Next month, the Bahamas Olympic Association
will be sending three boxers as a part of a 28-
member contingent to compete at this year's
games in Melbourne, Australia.
And Bahamas Amateur Boxing Federation's
president Wellington Miller is beaming with
excitement about the selection and participa-
tion of the team in Melbourne, Australia next
month.
"I think the three-man team is a very young
team, but we are confident that they will do well,"
Miller said. "We have been knocking around for
a little while and we feel that this could be the
year that we make our break through and secure
a gold medal."
Miller will be managing the team that com-
prise of welterweight Tureano 'Reno' Johnson,
light welterweight Carl Hield and lightweight
Leevan Stewart.
"The good thing about these three guys are
they are very close in weight class, so we expect
them to do very well," Johnson stressed. "Reno is
a power boxer, Carl is a very good boxer and
Leevan is an adjustable boxer. He can adjust to
any situation."


Miller said every time the games roll around,
they are reminded that they have not won a medal
since 1982 when Larrimore claimed the bronze in
the men's lightweight division.
However, in Melbourne in 2002, Jermaine
'Cho-Cho' Mackey won a bout in the men's mid-
dleweight division. Mackey is now the Bahamas
(professional) middleweight champion.
"Lately with all of the good performances that
we've had in the other sports, I think this is the
year for us to make our breakthrough in box-
ing," he stated.
Also at the games, former amateur boxing pres-
ident Alvin Sargent will be officiating as a refer-
ee and judge. It is a major milestone for the
Bahamas, according to Miller.
"That's good for us because it will give us more
respect on the international scene," Miller stated.
In preparation for the games, the three boxers
have been training in Cuba. But Miller said there
is no way that they will be able to allow the coach
working with them to travel to the games.
"We're not going to have a coach from Cuba,"
Miller said. "We have Andre (Seymour) and
Leonard (Miller) traveling, who are just as qual-
ified as the Cuban. They went through Ihe same
training method."
Miller said the only reason they have been los-
ing in the past is because of technical difficulties.
But he said they have improved on these areas
;ind they iC'JI d i n' i-'pried t compete at a
high level this year.



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