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Pair in court over

shooting death

of businessman


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
TWO men accused of the
shooting death' of Nassau
businessman Keith Carey
were arraigned in the magis-
trate's court yesterday on the
charge of murder.
Dwight. KnowLes,-repr e-
sented by lawyer Cecil
Hilton, and co- accused Jamal
Glinton, represented by
.lawyers Sidney Collie and
Craig Butler, were arraigned
before Magistrate Renee
Mckay at Court Six in Parlia-
ment Street.
Court dockets stated that
Knowles, 25, of Rocky Pine
Road, and Glinton, 24, of
Nassau Village, on Monday,
February 27, being concerned
together and armed with a
handgun, caused the death of
Mr Carey and robbed him of
$40,000 in cash and cheques,
the property of Esso On The
Run service station in
Carmichael Road.

Recusing
Magistrate McKay
informed the court that she
was recusing herself as she
and Mr Carey had graduated
from high school together.
She informed the accused
that she would merely set an
adjournment date and trans-
fer the matter to another
court.
The hearing was adjourned
to August 10 for a prelimi-
nary inquiry.


* KEITH CAREY


Reports state that shortly
after 11am on Monday, Feb-
ruary 27, Mr Carey, 42, was
shot down by a masked gun-
man while he was about to
enter the Bank of The
Bahamas International Har-
rold Road branch to make a
deposit.
The gunman reportedly
fired several shots at Mr
Carey, who was wounded in
his mid-section. The gunman
also took the deposit bag Mr
Carey was carrying and
reportedly fled the scene in
a white Nissan Maxima.
Mr Carey operated Esso
On The Run in Carmichael
Road and Faith Avenue,
Keishel's 99 cents breakfast
stand and the Junkanoo
Shack restaurant.


* DWIGHT KNOWLES (left) and Jamal Glinton outside of court yesterday.
The pair are accused of the shooting death of Nassau businessman Keith Carey
(Photos: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


Condoleezza
Rice will visit
the Bahamas
US SECRETARY of State
Condoleezza Rice will visit the
Bahamas from March 21-22
to participate in a meeting
with CARICOM foreign min-
isters in Nassau.
Dr Rice is expected to dis-
cuss such issues as the US's
engagements in the Caribbean
and CARICOM's desire to
deepen co-operation with
countries in the region to pro-
mote democracy, enhance
economic competitiveness,
strengthen security and the
rule of law, and improve dis-
aster preparedness.
The Secretary of State will
also meet with Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie to discuss
US-Bahamian relations.
Florida Congressman Con-
nie Mack IV last week said
that he hoped that Dr Rice
will use her visit to the
SEE page 11


Concern over

criminals

exploiting

the Bail Act
* By PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are concerned
about the massive backlog of
cases that ultimately allows
criminals to exploit the Bail
Act and continue to commit
violent crimes.
Under the Bail Act, if a per-
son's case is not tried within
two years he has the right to
petition for bail.
It is this clause which cur-
rently is being exploited, cre-
ating a "revolving door" at
Her Majesty's Prison, a top
police official said.
Speaking to The Tribune
SEE page 11


Former police
officer acquitted
after receiving
10-year sentence
* By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER police officer
Kendal Hanna, recently sen-
tenced to a ten-year jail term
for armed robbery, is a free
man today.
His attorney Ramona Far-
quharson successfully argued
for his acquittal in the Court
of Appeal on Monday.
She told the court that, dur-
ing Mr Hanna's trial, he was
not afforded the opportunity
to present an alibi.
Mr Hanna, who was
attached to the Cable Beach
police division, was accused of
robbing Centrevill'e Auto
SEE page 11


Privy Council
ruling 'might
lead to the
abolition of
death penalty"
N By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Privy Council's rul-
ing that a mandatory death
penalty as a punishment for
murder is unconstitutional
might lead to the abolition of
capital punishment, particu-
larly.in light of the fact that
16 persons executed since
1973 may have been killed
unjustly, according to attor-
ney Stephen Turnquest.
Mr Turquest, an attorney
at Callenders and Company,
said yesterday that the fami-
lies of those executed may
have a case that their loved
ones were wrongly executed.
"In the first instance they
might conclude that the exe-
cution took place without
SEE page 11

Senator: Bahamas
seems to have
cavalier attitude
to human rights
By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas seems to
have a very cavalier attitude
towards human rights, par-
ticularly in the aftermath of
the unlawful imprisonment
of a Japanesse man for eight
years and the recent death
penalty ruling of the Privy
Council, it was claimed yes-
terday.
The Tribune last week cov-
ered the case of Atain Taki-
tota, 41, who was awarded
$500,000 after being held
unlawfully in Her Majesty's
Prison and Carmichael Road
detention centre for eight
years and two months with-
out ever having had a trial
or being convicted of any
crime.
Calling into the radio pro-
gramme Issues of the Day
yesterday, Senator and attor-
ney Damien Gomez pointed
out that Mr Takitota's case
followed so closely by the
Privy Council's ruling that a
mandatory death penalty is
SEE page 11


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Capital punishment debate




flares in wake of PC ruling


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A RULING by the Judicial
Committee of the Privy
Council last week sent shock waves up
and down the country and added fuel to
the ongoing debate over capital pun-
ishment in the Bahamas.
It also sparked renewed demands for
the removal of the Privy Council as the
country's highest court.
Bahamians calling for the replace-
ment of the Privy Council (PC) offer
two options: going with the Caribbean
Court of Justice (CCJ) or making our
own Court of Appeal the final judicial
authority.
Some feel that the PC is too remote
and not fully appreciative of Bahamian
attitudes and circumstances, but the
main objection is based on the percep-
tion that the PC is intent on getting rid
of capital punishment.
It ruled previously that convicted
murderers could not be executed if the
sentence were not carried out within
five years of conviction. To many, even
some opposed to capital punishment,
that ruling seemed a bit of a stretch and
looked like legislating from the bench.
Now the PC has overturned the
mandatory death sentence for convicted
murderers and ruled that the sentence
should be at the discretion of the court.
This is a right that exists under our Con-
stitution, say the five law lords who
decided the appeal.

Nevertheless, it has come as a
big surprise to the public as
well as the legal fraternity to learn that
the practice of mandatory. death sen-
tencing for murder is unconstitutional.
However, say the judges, "It is...clear
that it took some time for the legal
effect of entrenched human rights guar-
antees to be appreciated, not because
the meaning of the rights changed but
because the jurisprudence on human
rights and constitutional adjudication
was unfamiliar and, by some courts,
resisted.
"It matters little what lawyers and
judges might have thought in their own
minds: in the context of codified Con-
stitution, what matters is what the Con-
stitution says and what it has been
interpreted to mean. In 1973 there was
no good authority contrary to the
appellants' argument, and much to sup-
port it.
"In the final resort, the most impor-
tant consideration is that those who are


STo THE


POINT


ARTHUR

FOULKES




entitled to the protection of human
rights guarantees should enjoy that pro-
tection. The appellants should not be
denied such protection because, a quar-
ter century before they were con-
demned to death, the law was not fully
understood."
In one part of its 30-page judgment
the PC reiterated a position taken in
another case that the crime of murder
embraces a range of offences of widely
varying criminal culpability and that not
every convicted murderer deserves to
die.
"It covers at one extreme the sadistic
murder of a child for purposes of sexu-
al gratification, a terrorist atrocity caus-
ing multiple deaths or a contract killing,
at the other the mercy-killing of a loved
one suffering unbearable pain in a ter-
minal illness or a killing which results
From an excessive response to a per-
ceived threat. All killings which satisfy
the definition of murder are not equal-
ly heinous."


All the countries of Western Europe
have abolished capital punishment
and that is a condition for
membership in the European
Union. Well over 100 nations of the
world have either abolished, or
limited its use or not practised it in the
last 10 years.


We are still recruiting foreign judges
because there are not enough
Bahamians who are both qualified and
willing to serve on our high courts.
This situation is exacerbated by the
constitutional age limit which requires
judges to step down at the height of
their competence.


This principle has always been
recognized in the Bahamas and
since 1973 more convicted murderers
have been reprieved than executed. The
Constitution provides for the Gover-
nor General to remit the whole or any
part of any sentence on the advice of the
relevant minister.
The minister is required to review
murder cases along with the Advisory
Committee on the Prerogative of Mer-
cy before advising the Governor Gen-
eral, but he is not required to act in
accordance with the advice of the com-
mittee.
The constitutional provisions for the
exercise of the prerogative of mercy still
stand, but now, at least in the first
instance, the courts will decide which
convicted murderer will live and which
will die.

T,

he Bahamas government has
kept the door open for a later
decision to join the CCJ, and perhaps
the time has come to look again at
that option, at least for criminal mat-
ters.
Three decades ago, Bahamian Chief
Justice Leonard Knowles declared that
the PC was afflicted with a terminal ail-
ment. It has taken a long time but now
the British are planning to establish a
court more on the lines of the United
States Supreme Court and doing away
with .the PC as the highest court in the
land.
So, even leaving aside the question
of capital punishment, the Caribbean
option seems attractive. To end the
appeals process with our own Court of
Appeal may not be the wisest thing for
a country as small as the Bahamas.
We are still recruiting foreign judges
because there are not enough Bahami-
ans who are both qualified and willing to
serve on our high courts. This situation
is exacerbated by the constitutional age
limit which requires judges to step down
at the height of their competence.
s**

W whatever we decide to do
WV with regard to our judicial
system, the Bahamas will face increasing
international pressure to abolish capital
punishment. That pressure is not as
intense today as it might have been


because our great neighbour, the US,
still allows it.
In North America both Canada and
Mexico have abolished capital punish-
ment and nearly all the countries of
South America have either abolished
it altogether or retained it only for spe-
cial cases.
All the countries of Western Europe
have abolished capital punishment and
that is a condition for membership in the
European Union. Well over 100 nations
of the world have either abolished, or
limited its use or not practised it in the
last 10 years.
Even in conservative Africa the abo-
litionist movement has caught on with
South Africa, Namibia, Angola and
Mozambique having abolished. It is. not
inconceivable that sometime in the
future the Bahamas may be barred from
certain international organizations or
otherwise sanctioned if we continue to
practise capital punishment.



W whenever the debate flares up
in the Bahamas, there is the
inevitable appeal to scriptures to sup-
port capital punishment, and advocates
. almost always quote from the O.d Tes-
tament of the Bible.
Radio talk show host WendaliJones
last week challenged a cafler and
observed that only. Old Testament ref-
erences are used to support capital.pun-
ishment. Columnist Nicki Kelly recent-
ly made much the same point.
The truth is that in this and other
issues many Bahamian religious lead-
ers seem more comfortable with the old
dispensation and its eye-for-an-eye pre-
scriptions. They seem to forget that the
founder of the Christian religion came
with a new dispensation of compassion,
forgiveness and redemption.
On one occasion Jesus intervened in
a capital punishment case and remitted
the death sentence of a woman who
had committed adultery and was about
to be executed by stoning.
The religious authorities of the old
dispensation knew exactly what Jesus
was up to, they understood the pro-
found ramifications of his message and
his actions, and so they had him put to
death.
Next week: The Great Bahamian
Land Rush.
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Suspected

illegal

immigrants

arrested

FOUR suspected illegal
immigrants were apprehended
over the weekend during the
police operation "Quiet Storm."
The migrants three Haitians
and one Jamaican national -
have been turned over to immi-
gration officials for processing.
Police also conducted 136
searches of suspicious vehicles
and persons on the weekend.

26-year-old

accused of

having sex

with minor

By NATARIO MCKENZIE
A 26-YEAR-OLD man
accused of having intercourse
with a 13-year-old girl was
arraigned in the magistrates
court yesterday.
Police have charged Tavari
Williams of Nassau Village and
Pinewood Gardens with having
sex with the minor. Williams
allegedly committed the offence
on Monday February 20.
He has also been charged with
committing an armed robbery
on Sunday March 5. Williams
allegedly robbed Andre Marc of
a motorcycle belonging to
Delexis Thompson.
Williams was arraigned
before magistrate Marilyn
Meers at Court 5 on Bank Lane
yesterday. He was not required
to plead to any of the charges
and was remanded to Fox Hill
prison. Both matters were
adjourned to July 20.

Man faces

multiple

robbery

charges

A 30-YEAR-OLD Flamingo
Gardens was arraigned in court
yesterday on armed robbery
charges.
Tamico Ferguson, alias "Syn-
dicate", was arraigned before
magistrate Susan Sylvester at
Court 11 Nassau Street.
It is alleged that on Saturday
January 7, Ferguson, being
armed with a handgun, robbed
Vincent Ferguson of $600 cash,
property of The Rusty Nail
night club on East Hill Street.
A second armed robbery
charge stated that on Saturday
December 31,2005, while being
armed with a handgun Fergu-
son robbed Goldies jewellery
store located on Montrose
Avenue. There it is alleged that
he stole $2,500 in jewelry, the
property of Ann Marie Evans.
It is also alleged that on Sat-
urday December 31 2005, Fer-
guson, being concerned with
another and armed with a hand-
gun, robbed Denise Cooper of a
cellphone, handbag, gold
bracelet, chain and watch
totalling $1,500.
An attempted armed robbery
charge read that on Saturday Jan-
uary 7 2006. Ferguson attempted
to rob Elvita Nordelus. Ferguson
was not required to plead to the
charges and was remanded in
custody. The case was adjourned
to May 19.








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Unification of bus system 'will



improve road safety and service'


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE unification of the bus
system will improve the quali-
ty of service and make travel
more safe according to Public
Transit Association of the


Bahamas (PTAB) president
Reuben Rahming.
Mr Rahming weighed in on
the plan to bring all buses in
New Providence under central
control in the wake of the
death of a child who was
struck by a bus last week.


"Where there is unity there
is harmony, there is under-
standing, and there is strength
in collectivity. Unity offers a
better environment for ser-
vice," Mr Rahming said.
Last week Thursday, six-
year-old Faith Mackey lost her


Governor General of Canada

pays visit to the Bahamas

CANADIAN Governor- ..' .
general Michaelle Jean and
her. daughter Marie-Eve
arrive in the Bahamas for a 0- .
private visit with Robert
Nihon, the Honourary Con- '
sul for Canada in the
Bahamas. i
The governor-general was .
appointed last year by the
government of outgoing ,
Canadian Prime Minister .
Paul Martin.
Ms Jean is Haitian by"
birth. She was forced to :-
leave Haiti and migrate to. ,
Canada. She is a journalist
by profession. .
Prime Minister Martin
told his Caribbean col-
leagues last year that he
appointed Ms Jean as gov- .
ernor-general to reflect the ,. "'" .
changing face of Canada., t
A spokesman of the Min- '
istry of Foreign Affairs in, -
the Bahamas said that as an
6migr, Governor-general
Jean is an example of what i: .-'.
can be accomplished by a i '
person who started from
humble beginnings.
Recently-appointed ;
Bahamas Governor-general
Arthur D Hanna welcomed
Ms Jean at Nassau Interna-
tional Airport and saw herN MICHAELLE Jean with Bahamas Governor General
off to North Eleuthera for a Arthur Hanna
private visit. (Photo: Peter Ramsay)


Union hopeful pledges $1.3m


for former Royal Oasis workers


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT The United
We Stand Committee has
promised to allocate $1.3 mil-
lion for the 1,200 former
workers of Royal Oasis if it
wins union elections in May.
Thomas Bastian, a former
union president, has criticised
Bahamas Hotel Catering and
Allied Workers Union presi-
dent Pat Bain for the stance
he took on the plight of the
laid-off workers.
Mr Bastian claimed that the
bargaining unit turned their
backs on the workers and left
them to fend for themselves
when the hotel closed in Sep-
tember 2004.
At a press conference with
several supporters, Mr Bast-
ian said the new administra-
tion would allocate $1.3 mil-
lion over a three-year period
or earlier, depending .on the
union's financial perfor-
mance.
He stressed that the first
approach is to secure the list
the government used and to
examine the extent to which
the union can deliver on its
promise. He noted that even if
members are not alive their
legal dependant will be in
receipt of their category of
payment.
"I am disturbed about this
matter and it bothers me to
see and hear how the union
wasted millions of dollars
when its members who pay
their dues into the union can't
be assisted in such disasters,"
Mr Bastian said.
"The hotel union president
Pat Bain and his officers did-


* THOMAS Bastian
(Photo: Denise Maycock)

n't lift the financial basket of
help, knowing how those
members contributed to the
union over the years, and
should hang their heads in
shame."
He said it would have
looked more decent if the
union had borrowed $5 mil-
lion to assist the workers in
Freeport.
Mr Bastian said the
BHCAWU is at a crossroads
with the Rainbow adminis-
tration. He stressed that the
union has experienced the
worst period in its history
since May 2002 when the
administration came to office.
According to the former
union boss, the union has
failed in its role to defend,
protect, promote and advance
the quality of life its members.
Mr Bastian also criticised
the leadership for the termi-
nation of shop stewards.
He expressed confidence
that the United We Stand
Committee would win the
upcoming union election.


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life after being hit by a jitney.
Her mother Fiona Edwards
called the public transportation
system "terminally ill", and is
advocating a safer bus system
for the country.
Mrs Edwards claimed that
the public transportation mar-
ket has been "flooded" with dri-
vers and buses that are all rac-
ing for a limited customer pool.
Last year, the government
announced that a "preferred
model" for the unification of
the public bus system had been
put together.
Controller of Road Traffic
Department Jack Thompson
said that the outline of the plan
has been distributed to the own-
ers and operators of the public
bus system for their feedback.
Tonight, the Road Traffic
Department will conduct a sem-


inar and workshop on the issue.
Mr Thompson said that the
government will also ask for
feedback from the public.
"I think we are like the doc-
tor. We know that there is a
problem and we have come up
with what we think is a remedy.
We are prepared to come up
with the best plan to deal with
the illness and what exists.
"I am confident that we are
going to move as expeditiously
as humanely possible. Also to
ensure meaningful change in a
system that is efficient, profes-
sional and that represents what
good transportation ought to be
like," said Mr Thompson.
He said implementation of
the new plan can begin when
once the findings of the consul-
tation sessions are incorporated
into the model.


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PAGE 4, TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006


EIOI AUL E S T HEEITOR


WE KNEW when Speaker Oswald Ingra-
ham allowed Mr Keod Smith to continue his
personal attack in the House of Assembly on
two foreign investors in an attempt "to pro-
tect" his own "integrity", a Pandora's box had
been opened. It will now be difficult to close.
However, we did not expect the fall-out to
come so soon. It was only two weeks after Mr
Smith's February 22 attack that another mem-
ber of the House was on his feet, this time
attacking the Attorney General's office to pro-
tect his own family's good name.
The House is a forum where legislators
debate the people's business, not their own. At
one time it was the practice that citizens should
not and civil servants could not be
attacked from the floor of the House by a mem-
ber. The reasoning was that such an attack
would be unfair because the citizen would have
no right of a privileged reply. That is why there
have been times in the House when a member
would taunt another with the challenge:
"Repeat that remark outside these chambers."
Inside the chamber they were sacrosanct; out-
side the chamber they could be libellous and the
person so libelled could seek redress at the bar
of the court.
An unfortunate civil servant had no recourse
against unfair remarks made in the House; nor,
if he valued his government job, could he real-
istically do anything about them outside the
chamber. And so it was considered poor taste to
attack someone who was a "stranger" to the
chamber, because that "stranger" had no right
of rebuttal inside the chamber.
Mr Smith had not gone very far in his attack
on February 22 when Speaker Ingraham, who is
not a lawyer, showed unease. One could see
that his commonsense had told him that there
was something wrong.
He stopped Mr Smith. "Has the final judg-
ment in this matter been passed down?" he
asked. Mr Smith had referred to an affidavit
that was presented in a court case.
Mr Smith told the speaker that although the
court case had not been settled, the affidavit
to which he referred was ruled by the judge
not be relevant, and had been thrown out. The
affidavit was, therefore, no longer sub judice
(not before the court), and so, he was free to dis-
cuss it.
"I can and I am entitled in protection of my
integrity to speak to that affidavit, it is no longer
part of the court proceedings, I can speak," Mr
Smith told the speaker.
Montagu MP Brent Symonette intervened to
say that it was for the Speaker to rule on the
matter, not for Mr Smith to decide whether he
could continue to speak on it.
The Speaker looked helplessly from face to
face in the chamber, hoping for some guidance.
'Eventually a voice from the government side of
'the room a voice that sounded very much like
;that of Fred Mitchell said words to the effect
-that Mr Smith was protecting his integrity, and
:had a right to do so. And so the show moved on.


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Mr Smith continued his lengthy debate, mak-
ing all kinds of outlandish allegations, and using
what would be considered "unparliamentary
language" against persons outside the House's
chamber. We do not know whether his allega-
tions were true or false, but we do know that if
they had been said against a member of the
House, the Speaker would have ordered them
expunged. And unless, he changed his tactics,
Mr Smith's speech would have been stopped
in mid-flight.
"Because of the privileges accorded to those
appearing before the Supreme Court, there was
no straightforward remedy available to my
brother or me for the scurrilous and untrue
attacks of these two foreign modem-day pirates
and profiteers," Mr Smith said.
If this document presented to the court was
perjury, then it was very much a matter for the
courts not parliament, which had no power to
cross-examine the accused or probe the truth or
falsity of either side. We find it difficult to accept
that Mr Smith did not have a legal remedy.
However, as his accusers had sought the
privileged protection of the courts for their
accusations, he also wanted to benefit from
some protection for what he had to say. He
chose parliament.
"The reality is," Mr Smith explained, "simi-
lar to this place, anyone who appears in the
Supreme Court, be they a witness, a juror, a
judge, a lawyer, they stand, Mr Speaker, behind
the glass of privilege. No matter what they say,
there's nothing anyone can do about it. You
can say anything in any court document and
no one can sue you, you can't."
Is Mr Smith suggesting that even an irre-
sponsible lie would be protected if spoken in
court or in parliament? If so these are fright-
eningly dangerous words.
Therefore, when it was Mr Whitney Bas-
tian's turn to air his personal complaints about
the court system on the floor of the House last
Wednesday, he had every right to protest the
Speaker's attempt to stop him. Pointing his fin-
ger in Mr Smith's.direction he asked how Mr
Smith had been allowed to run on without any-
one putting the brakes on him. And then he
rounded on newly-appointed Attorney Gener-
al Allyson Maynard Gibson, who also tried to
stop Mr Bastian.
She argued that what he was saying was
putting the axe to the very root of the justice sys-
tem. Mr Bastian reminded her of the day she
criticised a former member of her civil service
staff from the floor of the House.
Mr Bastian was right in his argument from
the point of view, as he told members, that
"what's good for the goose, is good for the gan-
der."
Speaker Ingraham now has to get his House
under control. If he had ruled Mr Smith out of
order, it would have been easy to have dealt
with Mr Bastian. But, in giving Mr Smith his full
head, it was unfair to rein in Mr Bastian. Both
members were out of order.


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

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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

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EDITOR, The Tribune.
I NOTICE that my con-
tributions to "Letters to
the Editor" are not reach-
ing the pages of some
newspapers. It is sad when
a newspaper is "not bal-
ance" and is not willing to
entertain contrasting points
of view. It has been
brought to my attention
that certain newspapers
will not publish letters by
persons who make anti-
government comments.
Any attempt to suppress
people's opinion is a threat
to democracy. I stand to be
corrected, but if my infor-
mation is true, any news-
paper that prevents democ-
racy from working should
be boycotted.
The indecision by the
Prime Minister of the
Bahamas Perry Christie
concerning the Cuban den-
tists has caused the
Bahamas the worst press
since "A Nation for Sale",
during the drug trade years
under the PLP watch. But
Sat least Sir Lynden had the
guts to address it.
Fox News' Hannity &
Colms interviewed the
spouses of the Cuban den-
tists who are frustrated
about the length of time it
is taking "slow" Perry
Christie to make a decision
that will undoubtedly affect
us all.
Fox News showed
deplorable conditions of
toilet facilities filled with
waste, mounds of garbage
and obvious inhumane con-
ditions at the Carmichael
Road Detention Centre. I
am embarrassed that my
Bahamas is shown in such a
"filthy' light. The Defence
Force officer obviously
knew why he did not want
anyone filming the embar-
rassment.
This time Mr Christie has
outdone himself in the area
of slowness. Bahamians are
not listening to his
"baloney" any more. We
were hoping that the Prime
Minister had enough guts
to act promptly and deci-
sively to avoid embarrass-
ment and stress on the
Bahamian people and the
families of the dentists.
There was absolutely no
attention paid to the sen-
sitivity of the matter or the


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concerns already expressed
by many right thinking
Bahamians.
We all know how persis-
tent Fox News is. They will
hound us until they get the
Bahamas government to do
something unusual, like
making a decision, only
this time it will be after the
US negative press destroys
our tourism industry.
- The Bahamian people
will not be so kind with
Perry Christie if there is
significant fallout from this
"nightmare". Mr Christie
could have avoided all of
this if he had had some
guts. But we all know that
is asking too much. For all
we know, Mr Christie
could be waiting on a com-
mission to report. Mr
Christie's legacy would be
that he was afraid to make
a decision, causing the
Bahamas unnecessary
embarrassment, and possi-
bly putting Bahamians in
harm's way by the possible
reaction from Cuban-
Americans when we visit
Miami. This kind of nega-
tive repercussion will not
be too palatable with
Bahamians who frequent
Miami.
The insensitive and non-
chalant attitude of Foreign


Affairs Fred Mitchell on
this matter also added
insult to injury. The
"expert" of all foreign
affairs in all his wisdom,
could not advise his leader
of the possible repercus-
sion from this unfortunate
situation that has.been
dragging on for far too
long.
Do we really need a
prime minister whojAs
"frightened to death" just-
to make a decision? Can
the Bahamas afford anoth-
er five years of indecision
and fear? We must rid our-
selves of this weak leader
and replace him with a real
leader who has some guts.
We cannot risk another day
of Perry Christie.
Indecision must be a lia-
bility. This liability is now
like an albatross around
the necks of all Bahamians.
If we keep it (indecision)
around our necks, it will be
our demise. A word to the
wise is sufficient.
My fear of the Lord is
what drives me to speak
out against these games
that are being played on an
unassuming people. I will
not be deterred from my
mission to expose insubor-
dination by an employee
(the Prime Minister).

IVOINE W
INGRAHAM
Nassau,
March 10, 2006.


Returning dentists to Cuba

does not preserve freedom

EDITOR, The Tribune.
THIS controversy over the Cuban dentists, and the position
that The Bahamas should abide by its agreement with Cuba,
reminds me of what John Locke said many years ago: "The end
of law is not to abolish or restrain it, but to preserve and enlarge
freedom."
Returning those people to Cuba, when they have documents
to go to the United States, does not preserve freedom, it places
them back into a system they apparently wish to flee of their
own free will, and is morally repugnant.
Maybe we should renegotiate our agreement with Cuba
because surely we would not want to restrain people who seek
a different or better way of life. An option we are fortunate
enough to take for granted as Bahamians.
Sincerely,

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Nassau,
March 11, 2006





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TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006, PAGE 5


6'CAL NEWS


0 In brief

Ambassador for
Environment
presents prizes
to winners of

competition
AMBASSADOR for the
Environment Keod Smith
presented prizes to students
who won a national environ-
mental poster and poetry
competition.
The competition was put
on by the Bahamas Environ-
ment, Science and Technolo-
gy (BEST) Commission on
Friday, February 24.
It aimed at increasing
awareness of the importance
of preserving the ozone lay-
er, which protects humans,
aninials and plants from the
harmful ultraviolet (UV)
radiation.
Students had to write a
poe or:design a poster that
would show or explain the
importance of the ozone to
the earth, as well as the dan-
ger that may be posed by
Chlorofluoroc'arbons
(CFCs).
Abel Abraham, a grade
five student of St Paul's
Methodist High School in
Freeport, Grand Bahama
was the overall winner of the
poster competition.
Nacoya Ingraham, a grade
12 student from Queen's
College was the overall win-
ner of the poetry competi-
tion.
One of the ways The
Bahamas hopes to protect
the ozone layer is by cutting
out products that use CFCs
completely by the year 2010.
Chlorofluorocarbons
chemicals containing atoms
of carbon, chlorine, and fluo-
rine.
They are used in the man-
ufacture of aerosol sprays,
blowing agents for foams
and packing materials, as
solvents, and as refrigerants.















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Two of four men charged


with murder are arrai


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
TWO of the four men charged
with the murder of Pedro
Demeritte were arraigned in
court yesterday.
During the arraignment, Ian
Cargill, the lawyer for one of the
accused men, raised some ques-
tions about the proceedings.
Mr Cargill asked why the men
were arraigned yesterday after-
noon if they had been discharged
earlier that day.
He said the prosecution had
indicated that it wanted to pro-
ceed in the matter by issuing a
Voluntary Bill of Indictment,
which, according to Mr Cargill,
was not ready.
Mr Cargill claimed that if he
had not happened to be in the
Bank Lane area yesterday, his
client would have been "snuck"
into court.
Benjamin Gray, 29, of Stra-
chans Corner, who, is being rep-
resented by Mr Cargill; Troy
Symonette, 31, of Sunlight Vil-
lage; Jamalio Laing, 24, of Gibbs
corer; and Dwayne Evans are
all charged with causing
Demeritte's death sometime
between December 20,2005 and
January 2 2006.
Gray and Laing were the only
two accused brought to court
yesterday.
According to Mr Cargill, all
four of the accused men had
been in custody since December
2005.
Mr Cargill told the court that
the men appeared before Magis-
trate Linda Virgill yesterday.


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* JAMALIO LAING (left) and Benjamin Gray outside of court yesterday.
(Photo: Felipg Major/Tribune staff


morning and where discharged.
He said that at that point, the
prosecution had indicated that
they wanted to proceed with a
Voluntary Bill of Indictment
which is not yet ready.
He told the court that after the


BDM leader affirms his


support for death penal

By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMAS Democratic Move-
ment (BDM) leader Cassius Stuart
said it is time for the Bahamas to : ..
draft a constitution that reflects the
wide support for capital punishment
in the country.
"In the Bahamas we want the :'-'
punishment of murder to be death,"
he claimed at a press conference
held outside the Supreme Court yes-
terday.
Mr Stuart affirmed his own sup-
port for the death penalty and said
the Bahamas must outline its own
position on the issue if it is to expe- 0 BDM leader
rience "true sovereignty". Cassius Stuart
"It is only common sense to me
that if a man murders another man,
that man's punishment should be death. The punishment of death fits
the crime of death," he said.
"If the Bahamas is to experience true sovereignty, we must make
tough decisions as it relates to our future relationship with the British
Monarch. In fairness, if they (the British) do not want the death
penalty, that is their right as a sovereign society," he added.
The debate on the death penalty as the mandatory punishment for
murder in the Bahamas was given new momentum last week by a rul-
ing by the Privy Council in London.'
Hearing the appeal of convicted murderer Forrester Bowe, the
court ruled that judges should be able to use their discretion when sen-
tencing convicts to death.
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said that the ruling
does not mean that the death penalty is unconstitutional, as some
commentators suggested.
"The effect of the recent Privy Council judgment in the case of
Bowe and Davis is that the Bahamian trial judge may still impose the
death penalty but he must now determine as a matter of discretion
whether or not to do so in the particular circumstances of each
case," said Mrs Maynard-Gibson.
Mr Stuart said that the Privy Council's ruling is a clear indication
that the Bahamas must complete the process of "dismantling its
chain of colonialism."
"Our dependency on Europe to decide or not to decide our fate
must be brought into question by our people. It is evident from this
present ruling that the dialogue must begin about the future of our
final court appeal," said Mr Stuart.


men were discharged, they were
taken to the Central Police Sta-
tion, where they were to be
released.
Mr Cargill claimed that his
client was struck in the chest by
CDU officers in front of onlook-
ers.
According to Mr Cargill,
accused Troy Symonette is now
on bail and Dwayne Evans is in
hospital.
Prosecutor Bradley Sands said


that he was "not minded" that
the men had been discharged
and pointed out that the police
are not responsible for the Vol-
untary Bill of Indictment.
Magistrate Renee McKay told
Mr Cargill that his arguments
would be reflected in the record,
but that she was only dealing
with the arraignment.
The matter was adjourned to
March 30.
SSeeking an earlier adjourn-


ment date, accused Benjamin
Gray stood in court and told the
magistrate that the last time he
had appeared, he received in
formation that his fiance had
died.
Gray said that his fiance had
been the care-giver of his three
children since the time he was
taken into custody.
The magistrate informed him
that she could schedule no earli-
er date.


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$500,000-a-year fund established




for community of Mayaguana


ABRAHAM'S BAY The
government has announced the
establishment of a $500,000-a-
year fund to benefit the com-
munity of Mayaguana.
Prime Minister Perry Christie
announced that the Mayagua-
na Community Fund, into
which the developers of a pro-
posed $1.8 billion project will
contribute annually, will go
towards the improvement of
infrastructure on the island.
This will include the devel-
opment of affordable housing, a
new health system, improved
electricity, potable drinking


water, cable TV, and a sewerage
disposal system among other
infrastructural developments,
he said.
According to the team leader
of the Mayaguana Develop-
ment Company, being part of a
major project on the island
bodes well for the future of the
entire Bahamas.
Local developer Ramadan
McKenzie.has been in charge
of about 30 Bahamians on the
future site of the residential and
commercial resort and marina
since work began almost two
years ago.


"The young men are excited.
The thing about this project is
you don't have to know how to
operate an equipment, once you
have that mind to work and is
disciplined," Mr McKenzie said.
"This is a great thing for the
entire Bahamas, especially for
the people of Mayaguana
because I'm a Bahamian who
now has the opportunity to
build an airport," he said. "Very
seldom you see foreign
investors come into our country
and take this road but here you
have your very own Bahami-
an."
Mr McKenzie's primary
responsibility is to construct a
7,000-foot runway, which will
be the world's largest upon
completion.
He will also be overseeing the
construction of a marina at
Pirate's Well Creek to accom-
modate 100-ft yachts, and the
25-unit boutique resort at North
Beach near Flamingo Pond on
the north coast of the island.
Mr McKenzie noted that the
first building for this project was
constructed entirely by Bahami-
ans including road pavement,
surveying of lands, and an envi-
ronmental report compiled with
the assistance of students.
He added that plans are
underway to establish a sum-
mer training programme for
students on the island, and that
within five years, about 1,700
new jobs will have been created
for Bahamians in the resort and
residential communities, recre-
ational facilities, industrial ven-
tures and other areas within the
development.


PRIME Minister Perry Christie toured the site of the proposed $1.8 billion development on
Mayaguana on Thursday, March 9. Pictured are: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National
Security Cynthia Pratt; Prime Minister Christie; Dr Baltron Bethel, chairman, Hotel Corporation
of the Bahamas; Stephen Roy, president of the Boston-based I-Group; Igatha Marcelle, Parlia-
mentary Secretary, Ministry of Tourism; Junaid Yasin, executive vice president, Mayaguana
Development Company; John Carey, Parliamentary, Ministry of Public Works; Senator Bernard J
Nottage; Minister of Health; and Vincent Peet, Minister of Financial Services and Investments.


* EXCITED students from the Mayaguana All-Age School welcomed Prime Minister Perry
Christie to their island to tour sites of the proposed $1.8 billion development.
(Photos: BIS/Peter Ramsay)



Development 'will not



cause land conflicts'


ABRAHAM'S BAY There
will be no land application con-
flicts in Mayaguana as a result
of the $1.8 billion development
proposed for that island, Prime
Minister Perry Christie said.
Mayaguanians and foreign-
ers who have applied for plots
of land will not have to worry
about the developers taking
them over, according to Mr
Christie.
"There is to be no conflict-
ing application, no conflict in
the process, so that this devel-
opment, in its goodness, could
be seen to be what it represents
and be appreciated fully by the
people of this island," he said.
According to a government
report, Mayaguana residents
have been "quite receptive" of
the project, which is aimed "at
transforming their home into a
mega residential and commer-


cial resort".
Mr Christie visited the island
last week Thursday, accompa-
nied by principals of the
Boston-based I-Group devel-
opers.
Noting that the government.
through the Hotel Corporation
of the Bahamas, is in a 50/50
partnership with I-Group, Mr
Christie said that with owner-
ship comes obligation to ensure
that the project succeeds.
I-Group is to contribute $14
million in the initial stage of the
development, as well as exper-
tise and management capabili-
ties.
"You must not be looking
through a window at this devel-
opment. You are the owners of
it. You must be guaranteeing
that it succeeds by the labour
you provide, by the prayers you
offer up for it, by the manner in


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ment and by the manner in
which you ensure that what we
say would do, we do," Mr
Christie told residents.
He explained that in decid-
ing to allow the development
to proceed, the government had
to think carefully about whether
it was risking the way of life
enjoyed by the island's tiny pop-
ulation of under 300.
"So the government became
a partner in this development
to ensure that as we make
pi lug 'ss,. the civilisation of
Mayaguana and of Bahamians
is preserved." he said. "One of
the most important components
in development is recognizing
that development loses its
strength and purpose if it goes
beyond the people's capacity to
grow with it."



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VACANCY NOTICE

Senior Marketing Representative Product
Development for Wireless
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably qualified
individuals for the position of SENIOR MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE/PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
FOR WIRELESS in our Marketing Department.

JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for performing all functions and tasks necessary to develop and launch
products and services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND SKILLS
Plan/Implement:
Assess new technology in relation to customer requirements and existing product sets for
product feasibility
Monitor, research and analyze technological, competitive and market factors to drive development
and marketplace activities
Practice and monitor Product Development methodologies and processes
Project manage product development efforts, including management and leadership/membership
of cross-functional product development teams
Lead product development activities to ensure timely and successful implementation of product
initiatives and consistent product documentation
Develop business requirements, product descriptions and product support plan
Implement product support plans
Perform feasibility and impact analyses
Successfully transition product to Product Management after launch
Relationships:
Establish and maintain effective and productive relationships with cross-functional departments
within BTC
Work effectively with Product Management team
Goals/Performance:
Set performance goals consistent with corporate objectives
Manage product development implementaions to schedules
Reporting:
Track and report status of product development and implementation
Initiative:
Take independent action and calculated risks
Look for and take advantage of market opportunities
Product/Industry Knowledge:
Have in-depth knowledge of BTC's products and services
Be cognizant of technological trends in the telecommunications industry
Have in-depth knowledge of customers and competitors
Education/Experience:
Bachelors Degree in Marketing or Business or equivalent combination of education and
professional experience
Minimum of five years related experience in telecommunications industry desirable
Minimum two years in marketing functions in high tech company desirable
Require Skills and Abilities:
Capable of working in a team environment as a team member or team leader in managing the
development and implementation process across diverse departments and levels
Demonstrated assertive, persuasive and creative problem solving and project management
skills
Product development and/or product support planning experience
Project management experience
Process development experience
Good verbal and written communication, presentation, organization and time management
skills
Able to work and lead effectively in a changing environment
Strong qualitative and quantitative analystical skills
Computer Literacy:
Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project (or other project management application)
and e-mail applications
All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy Drive, no later than March
15, 2006 and addressed as follows:
DIRECTOR
HUMAN RESOURCES & TRAINING
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD.
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
RE: SENIOR MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE/PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
FOR WIRELESS


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FREEPORT Thirteen
families in West End received
keys to their newly-built
homII S JUring a ceremony on
Monday.
The homes, which were
built on columns so as to be
capable it withstanding hu'
ricanes and stlor surge: were
constructed through a part-
nership established between
the Bahamas government and
USAID. following the hurri
canes that devastated Grand
Bahama in 2004.
The 'Jniied Stales Agecn
for international Develop-
ment (USAID) contributed
$500,000 towards labour costs.
and the 1Bahamans government
provided ai tll hu, iatuals
required oi tih project, which
included the coasuiactioni of
19 units.
In December six units were
completed uidil turn d over to
tdi f'l. I giorip of families in
tiinte .c.. C' istmas.
Presenting keys to the
remaining recipients on Moir-
day were Minister of Youth,
Sports and Housing Neville
Wisdom, US Ambassador
John Rood and Minister oft
Tourism Obie Wilchcumbe.
who is also the MP for West
End.
Mr Wisdom said he was
thankful for the kind dona-
tion made by the US govern-
ment through the US
Eabassyj and USAi,.D o s;
with iiecvery efforts ai West
End.
He said recent hurricanes
have placed a significant bur-
den on the resources of tihe
government, which has spent
$18 miiion to date on iecon-
struction.
While reconstruction efforts
for hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne are completed, tbh
minister oted tht an addi-
tional $4 million is needed to
restoic homes damaged in
West Grand Bahama by Hur-
ricane Wiimra.


* By cLb-in4m BET-EiiELL

AFi ER 50 yvear s as aedu-
cator in the Catholic school
sys. :.Fr Blizabeth Miller is
obidc.i.g t'rew:l to hey pas-
sion
I'his v'el iaii began her
career as a teacher at the age
of 15 at St Thomas Moore
School, from where she
moved to the Bishop Leonard
Junior High School as a guid-
ance counsellor.
\ i. the sa.rsgacaatc.,n of
Bishop Leonard Junior -High
Schuoi a;d Aquinas C. -.
took place, she became 4
reading specialist at Aquinas
College.
Ms Miller then senrevd as
principal of St Thomas Moore
before :ursu inig to Aquinas.
where she has been the prin-
cipal ever since.
"I love what I do. I love tihe
kids, I have no regrets. f I
conid choose all I .e agai I
I'd :'hch se the .aie ,' in;.; .
shie loid 7Ti rr )ib'?ane vystet-
day
iVi ivii.e: .sa;d i'a ~,hl. lhas
never wanted to do anything
but teach ard feels eood
about her accomplishments
whene:e-r she sees her stu-
dents succeeding.
She admitted that leaving
Aquiirias vill not be easy
1 am going to miss my kids.
I an. going to riAis Aq',i>:is
College," she said. "Eui 1
know that I have to move on.
I have to give other young
persons ihe chance to do what
J. h ,:- 0 ""

severance was encouraged by
the support of faculty, stu-
dents and parents
"Th. C( tholih ed'ductiJon
system has be d'0n good ..c: I. i
always said jha- 7 would love
to pass on something good. I
have gained during my time
and I thank God that I was
able to be a part of the Min-


Minister Wisdom'said the
Ministry of Housing and
USAID have been able to
provide all the materials for
the project through donations
worth $397,000.
In addition to the $100,000,
USAID with the assistance
of two technical officers from
NEMA conducted a new
home owners' disaster pre-
paredness senriirnar on Febru-
ary 5.
US Ambassador John
Rood said he was disheart-
ened by the devastation he
sa;n* in We.st EId during a vis
it to th:' sc hin'll' t. iin 2004
following hurricane Frances.
"It was at that point it was
ciealr to e what the people
had suffered -what I saw was
devastating. It was horrific. It
was during that trip that I told
Bonefish Foley 1 would build
him a house. And I told the
staff we need to find a way
for the US government to par-
ticipate in the rebuilding of
West End," he said.
Ambassador Rood said the
objective of the project was
to "build back better" m order
to ensure that the, 19 recipi-
ells wouid lot aganl be Ifaced
with the devastation they
experienced in 2004.
He ihanked HAVCO. the
iniplemepting agency for the
project, ihe tree local con-
tractors that built the homes,
and the recipients for their
patience.
"There is not much more
that has been satisfying to me
Than the previous turnover
Aui I amn sure this would be
equally satisfying and I know
that when 1 look back even-
tually on my time in the
Bahamas, I will know that 19
families are living in homes
that were built better, that has
now got a roof above their
heads and a house designed
to wrnstand hurricanes.
"This has been meaningful
ir h.i, W-'r ir.d has bee' my .
Ilrst unor.e,, daO ocuiig apail.oi. ,
rebuildia~g trhesc 19 homesL..
think it is only filing that it
was in West End," he added.


istry of Education because it is
a ministry where you have to
educate the whole chil not
just the academics.
I feel good that I have
beei ibice k g.*_ back some
of what i have received,' she
said.
Lesley Hutchinson, a reli-
giotis edtucatiui teacher a! ti.he
school refeir~aid io MN Mir
as "a lady filled with wisdom,
knowledge and passion".
"Her dedication is immea-
sui abl :ancd can be nmeasiiu'e
within any of our lite times.
Her worth is tuily worthy of
praise. She is a miodei educa-
tor, mother and disciplinari-
anl.
"She is a woman whose
footsteps I would tr!y. like to
folIo', r, termo of hie. im;nil
ty and dedication.
"We can only wish her all
the best and pray that it brings
her much fruitful times as she
- ;ild have it Ie s-id.
C'arltorn T' -,:'. n, a 1lth
grade at Aquh a- feels that
Ms Millc. ~ la n i kind
teacher" and will be greatly
missed.
You can talk to her about
anything anl she is lx\-. :i.
willing t. ;alk to you. 6rc :ai.
Constantina Hamilton.
another 12 grader. referred to
Ms Miller as a unique leader.
"Instead of disciplining us
haishi she disciplines us wv' u
love," ;lI'- said. She doesn't
have to express herself er-
bally because we really know
hce expressions and how she
fIl's abco'.u us "
H ist :; ,.'i" 1".i".abetrh
iv1O *i'!aOli aid tihat Lhi pinci-
pal has been a source of inspi-
ration for her.
"She is a people person
a;id do.. '. >,'i .k d: J :. < :
you. I respect her and forever
I will see her as a consummate
educator."
Ms Miller's last day as prin-
cipal is June 16. 2006


M US Ambassador John Rood, Minister Neville Wisdom and West End MP Obie Wilchcombe are
seen with 13 recipients of homes in West End
(Photo: Denise Maycock)

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VACANCY NOTICE

MANAGING

COMPUTER OPERATIONS

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably qualified individuals
for the position of MANAGER/COMPUTER OPERATIONS in its IT Computer Operations Department.
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Manageri of Comrp ter Operations s ri.sp .... i olfor two main areas, computer operations and scheduling
and *:..i. fulillrnent. The '.l. *- ansiires thia the production computer scheduling is accurately arn
timely maintained, jobs are run on time, do not conflict with one another, jobs run to completion, and the
appropriate people are notified of a production scheduling problem. The second area, billing fulfillment,
requires timely running of bill r cycles, bill stuffing and metering (fulfillment), and timely completion with
prescribed SLAs. The manager ensures that fulfillment technicians are adequately trained and all shifts are
properly staffed. The manager also escalates all problems directly to the applicable vendor for service as
needed. The Manager manages bill stock inventory and prepares budgets for the CIO as applicable. The
Manager is also responsible for the physical security of the IT computer room and controls access to the
room, policies and procedures. .'' r ning use of the room. and has the final determination of where devices
are placed and general maintenance of the room.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage the computer scheduling and computer operations functions
Manage the computer room including physical access to the room
Develops computer c -. rati policies and procedures
Ensures that jobs and processes are run on a timely basis to completion
Executes bill cycles at the appropriate time of the billing period
Establishes service level agreements regarding scheduling and bill production
Ensures that physical bills are produced accurately, timely, and fulfilled within SLA
Maintains adequate inventory of billing collateral
Deals directly with support vendors to obtain adequate support
Negotiates a service level agreement with hardware vendors for timely response to system problems
Establishes the group budget for the year
Maintains performance statistics and measures billing cycle delivery
Continually evaluates staff to understand strengths and weaknesses, provides training to increase
.I ii levels, monitors performance levels, consuls employees as to their effectiveness, and makes
personnel .' .- -- as necessary to ensure hat the Operations group delivers as intended
Maintains a si;ong customer focus, providing service to Business Partners
S Ensiures that any changes to Ihe production environment go through the prescribed change control
process
Works closely with the Manager of Data. Scuriiy to implement and enforce proper security access rules
Provides en lergency change procedures ari stafn on n:aii procedures to support emergency system
support as required on a 24x7 basis
Formally evaluates the performance all staff members upon the completion of a project
Ensures that Help Desk trouble tickets are addressed promptly and resolved in a timely manner
P-. i i .I interacts with internal customers to understand! their existing and strategic business needs
and that support service levels are' ;;n,, inmet effectiely andi on: time
Ensures that adequate operations and scheduling documentation exists and is stored in a manner
easily accessible
Ensures staff members provide high; :'I.; s.!ppart nor the systems and to the end-user community
Proactively plans and implements strategies to ensure systems are reliable and responsive during
all key business cycles
Escalates and notifies management oi all organization; issues or situations that affect the overall
operational effectiveness of BTC ;. : i. systems
SAssists the Gi in del.ermiring fiscal requiremeints and prepares budgetary recommendations;
monitors verifies and reconciles expenditure .i', budieietc funds; prepares proposals for capital
anrd i.p*- :,iju expenditure.;
Recommernds various personnel actions including, but noi limited to, hiring, performance appraisals,
promotions. transfers, and vacation schedules
Performs other lobi-reiated duties as : i.,-,-.' by the CIO
MINliwN'-; '-- ;. -IiRFMENT'S;
Bachelor degree in Computer Science. .nComipuler i:y!gineering, Information Engineering, Information
/Systers Management rif.... i,,ni Systems or equivalent industry experience in related fields.
10+ years experience managing, implementing, running or maintaining computer operations and
5[Jppon:
Sironi supivisory ability wrti attention to detail,
Strong organizational skills
Working knowledge of billing systems, ulrillriei' o'rocesses, and accounting and reconciliation techniques
Strong working knowledge of systems supporL and ; ,airtenance processes (includes problem
management and tracking, SL A management, release / version management, escalations and notifications)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
,"',' to lead stai.ff to ensure thie *ffei:ivee ppcioriiiAiiU:e of ihe gioup
SAbility to estabiish ..... ... i .si-ndards, operatinJ procedures, SLA's and develop guidelines
Strong customer focus
Strong leadership ability and desire
Knowledge and experience with trouble maratjem:rh. systems management and remote administration
tools and technologies
Strong written and verbal on.; itios skil
SAbility to effectively cornmunicat- complex tech;ica .;3 i n:. as and. ideas. in a i on.tecnnical, simple
manner
S Proiciei n skiiis :i ':'. 0 i MS Office tools and ar.plicatio,-!s
All applications are to be received al BTC's Head Office, 2i John F. Kennedy Drive, no later than March 17,
2006 and addressed as follows:
DIRECTOR
i-. RESOURCES & IRAiNING
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD.
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
RE: MANAGER/COMPUTER OPERATIONS
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KERZNER International
yesterday donated a total of
$160,000 in community service
awards to 29 local organisa-
tions.
The company has donated
more than $1 million over the
past seven years through the
awards scheme.
The awards are divided into
eight different categories: arts
and culture, education, youth
related services, social com-


munity service, civic commu-
nity service, senior citizens,
sporting and special health ser-
vices.
Each of the organizations
received $5,000 to put towards
projects that benefit the com-
munity.
The awards for the arts and
culture division were presented
by George Markantonis, pres-
ident managing director.of
Kerzner presented the arts and


culture awards to the Bahamas
National Youth Orchestra, the
Track Road Theatre Founda-
tion, the Bahamas Dance The-
atre and the Bahamas Nation-
al Youth Choir.
He presented the education
awards to the Hopedale Centre
and PACE (Providing Access
to Continued Education)
.Awards for youth related
services went to the Ranfurly
Home for Children, the


Bahamas Children's Emer-
gency Hostel and the Grand
Bahama Children's Home.
The civic community service
wards were presented to the
Bahamas National Pride Asso-
ciation and the Wild Horses of
Abaco Preservation Society
(WHOA.)
The remaining awards were
presented by Kerzner senior
vice president J Barrie Far-
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Senior Marketing Representative Product
Development for Broadband & Data
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably qualified
individuals for the position of SENIOR MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE/PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
FOR BROADBAND & DATA.in our Marketing Department.
JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for performing all functions and tasks necessary to develop and launch
products and services.
Plan/Implement:
Assess new technology in relation to customer requirements and existing product sets for
product feasibility
Monitor, research and analyze technological, competitive andmarket factors to drive development
and marketplace activities
Practice and monitor Product Development methodologies and processes
Project manage product development efforts, including management and leadership/membership
of cross-functional product development teams
Lead product development activities to ensure timely and successful implementation of product
initiatives and consistent product documentation
Develop business requirements, product descriptions and product support plan
Implement product support plans
Perform feasibility and impact analyses
Successfully transition product to Product Management after launch
Relationships:
Establish and maintain effective and productive relationships with cross-functional departments
within BTC
Work effectively with Product Management team
Goals/Performance:
Set performance goals consistent with corporate objectives
Manage product development implementations to schedules
Reporting:
Track and report status of product development and implementation
Initiative:
Take independent action and calculated risks
Look for and take advantage of market opportunities
Product/Industry Knowledge:
Have in-depth knowledge of BTC's products and services
Be cognizant of technological trends in the telecommunications-industry
Have in-depth knowledge of customers and competitors
Education/Experience:
Bachelors Degree in Marketing or Business or equivalent combination of education and
professional experience
Minimum of five years related experience in-telecommunications industry desirable
Minimum two years in marketing functions in high tech company desirable
Require Skills and Abilities:
Capable of working in a team environment as a team member or team leader in managing the
development and implementation process across diverse departments and levels
Demonstrated assertive, persuasive and creative problem solving and project management
skills
Product development and/or product support planning experience
Project management experience
Process development experience
Good verbal and written communication, presentation, organization and time management
skills
Able to work and lead effectively in a changing environment
Strong qualitative and quantitative analystical skills
Computer Literacy:
Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project (or other project management application)
and e-mail applications
All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F Kennedy Drive, no later than March-
15, 2006 and addressed as follows:
DIRECTOR
HUMAN RESOURCES & TRAINING
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD.
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
RE: SENIOR MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE/PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
FOR BROADBAND & DATA


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Sporting The Bahamas Sailing Association, the Bahamas Junior
Golf Association, the Bahamas Cycling Confederation, the New
Providence Softball Association and the Dolphin Swim Club. Spe-
cial Health Services The Cancer Society of the Bahamas
(Eleuthera Branch), the Bahamas Institute for Child and Adoles-
cent Mental Health (BICAMH), the Resources and Education for
Autism and Related Challenges (REACH), the Bahamas Infant
Stimulation Programme, the Crippled Children's Committee and the
Kids Under Construction Academy.
Social Community Service The Bahamas Association for the
Physically Disabled,.the Royal Bahamas Police Dependents Trust
and Drug Action Services (DAG).
The Senior Citizens Award The Mary Ingraham Inter-genera-
tional Care Centre.
The Harbour-side Resort at Atlantis also presented special annu-
al awards to the Crisis Centre and Special Olympics Bahamas.
The main award under the scheme is the Kerzner International
Outstanding Community Service Award, which is worth $20,000. It'
was presented to The Nazareth Centre in 2005 and the Crisis Cen-
tre in 2004.
This year, it was presented to the Freedom Farm Baseball League.'
The league, which has been in operation for 18 years, has sent
more than 20 young men to schools in the United States to play col-'
lege baseball.


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Eleuthera bike-a-thon organised to



raise money for Cancer Society


An innovative partnership
involving the Cancer Society of
the Bahamas, the Lyford Cay
Foundation and VMG Racing
has been formed to host the first
'Ride for Hope', a charitable
bike-a-thon which will take
place in Eleuthera on April 29.
All! proceeds will benefit the
Cancer Caring Center and pro-
grammes of the Cancer Society.
"A unique event with a very
meaningful purpose, Ride for
Hope will bring cyclists of all
abilities from the Bahamas and
around .the globe to Eleuthera
where they will ride a distance
of their own choosing and
through their participation raise
sponsorship money for the Can-
cer Society," the organizers said
in a press release.
Stephen Holowesko, presi-
dent of VMG Racing and a


moving force behind the Ride
for Hope, said: "Statistics show
that one in three people will be
diagnosed with cancer in their
lifetime. Cancer and the quality
of cancer care in the Bahamas is
an issue that affects us all. With
that in mind, we have designed
Ride for Hope to be an event
for everyone."
Lyford Cay Foundation pres-
ident Paul Sandford added:
"Sadly cancer affects us all in
one way or another. It does not
discriminate by age group, gen-
der or ethnic background.
Hence, we feel strongly that we
have to do our part throughout
our community to fight cancer."
The Cancer Society is partic-
ularly pleased that Ride for
Hope highlights its new Cancer
Caring Center.
Opened in 2005, the center is


designed to provide accommo-
dation and a peaceful, caring,
and supportive environment for
cancer patients who have come
to New Providence for treat-
ment.
"The foundation is so grateful
that the society took on such an
important project in building
the Cancer Caring Center," said
Tania Martin-Achard, a Lyford
Cay Foundation board mem-
ber.
"Battles against cancer can
be won every day with a proper
treatment. Now Bahamian
patients from all over our
islands will be able to travel to
Nassau with a family member
for treatment anrd not worry
about finding a suitable place
to live while here. The Cancer
Caring Center is a state-of-the-
art facility that is also so peace-


ful and welcoming."
A "dream come true,"
already $2 million in the mak-
ing, the Cancer Caring Center
needs substantial on-going sup-
port from Bahamians and
friends from all walks of life for
its dream to be fully realized.
It is here that Ride for Hope
has set out to make a differ-
ence.
To emphasise the point,
Holowesko added, "Whether
you can ride 10 miles or 100
miles, whether you can raise $50


or $5,000 you are welcome to
Ride for Hope. This is an
opportunity for people to do
something inspiring, something
uniquely rewarding, to honour
loved ones touched by cancer
and enhance and expand the
availability of cancer care in our
country."
Ride for Hope will begin in
North Eleuthera on Saturday,
April 29. Participants will head
south for a distance, up to 100
miles, of their choosing and
then return to the staging area


where their overall mileage will
be verified and recorded.
Prizes will be given to those
who raise the most money rela-
tive to the miles they rode mak-
ing the awards within the reach
of everyone who participates.
Ride for Hope will be com-
plemented by a number of
events on Harbour Island,
including a "high carb dinner"
for participants on Friday, April
28 and a celebratory reception
on Saturday, April 29.


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IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably qualified
individuals for the position of SENIOR ASSOCIATE/IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN in its IT Enterprise
Support Department.
POSITION SUMMARY:
The IT Service Desk is the primary support for all problem reports, break / fix notification, or other
service requests entering IT. The Sr. Associate, IT Service Desk performs level 1 support responding
to inquiries and requests for assistance with the company's enterprise support systems, applications,
and PC's. Responsibilities include first point of contact for end-users, trouble ticket management,
remote problem isolation, resolution and customer follow-up of reported issues. The Sr. Associate
IT Support ensures internal customer satisfaction through diagnosing, troubleshooting and
correcting problems quickly with a high degree of accuracy. The Associate escalates and
coordinates with other IT functional areas to resolve problems as necessary. The Associate, PC
Products Administration works primarily in maintaining PC systems, which include but are not
limited to Desktops, Workstations, Laptops, Servers, Printers, and other peripherals in the setup,
installation and configuration, upgrade, and troubleshooting of all systems hardware and OS
platforms. Assist in Inventory Control and maintenance of all company owned computer equipment,
peripherals and assets on hand and remote sites according to the defined Asset
Management/Tracking Inventory procedures. Respond, analyze and resolve hardware maintenance
issues within the required service levels and report on issue status and resolution. Effectively and
accurately document failure conditions and repair actions in the IT trouble ticket application.
Ensure internal customer satisfaction through diagnosing, troubleshooting and correcting problems
quickly with a high degree of accuracy. 'Escalates and coordinates with other IT functional areas
or vendors to resolve problems as necessary
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform first point of contact (level 1 support) to receive, monitor and track all end user
requests (trouble reports, bug reports, enhancement requests, PC support and maintenance,
etc.) that come into the IT Service Desk
Perform daily duties in accordance to defined service level and standard operating
procedures
Provide trouble ticket tracking numbers for all service requests to the Service Desk
Troubleshoot, isolate and resolve all issues that can be solely addressed by the
Service Desk to minimize escalations to the next level support
Interact with all IT functional areas to escalate and manage problems to the next levels
of IT support that cannot be resolved by the Service Desk on its own
Perform follow-up calls to internal customers upon problem resolution for acceptance and
to close trouble tickets
Advise the Manager, Enterprise Systems and Support Services, of any situation
arising that may affect the overall functioning or performance of the IT Service Desk
Document processes and procedures as required
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by management
Perform PC maintenance, PC software installation, and PC configuration management
Maintain and support existing PC equipment including Desktops, Workstations,
Laptops, Servers, and Printers as well as implement new PC's, software and
network peripherals as required.
Perform the installation, configuration, and tuning as well as ongoing maintenance
of PC client software and 3rd party product components and subsystems.
Perform daily duties in accordance to defined services levels and standard
operating procedures.
Maintain the company's computer hardware, software and peripheral asset inventory.
Test hardware and software components for compatibility and stability within end-
user environment.
Perform preventive maintenance on all hardware peripherals and off-line equipment
as required.
Interface with IT Service Desk level 1 support to receive trouble ticket information and
manage issues through to resolution. Interact with all IT functional areas or vendors to
escalate and manage problems to the next levels of support that cannot be resolved.
Participates in the evaluation and review of software/hardware solutions and
systems, while also assisting in the preparation of reports and recommendations.
Document software/hardware specific install instructions and other related
processes and procedures as required.
Advise the Manager, Enterprise Systems and Support Services of any situation arising that
may affect the overall functioning or performance of the PC Product Administration group.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by management.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors degree Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Engineering,
Information Systems, Management Information Systems or equivalent industry experience
in related fields.
7+ years Help/Service Desk support experience
3 years experience utilizing a trouble ticket support system such as Remedy, Heat, or other
system
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving
Strong customer service focus and excellent interpersonal skills
Broad range of network, desktop and application technologies and architecture knowledge
is required, including experience and support skills in the following: Win NT/2000/2003
Servers, Win 95/98/2000/XP Desktops, MS Exchange, MS Office Professional Products,
Anti-Virus solutions
Experience with technologies such as PeopleSoft, Sentori, ICMS or ROSS Systems is a
strong plus
Intermediate experience in the following systems knowledge: AS/400, Solaris and AIX
Basic experience in the following database technologies: Oracle, SQL Server and DB2
Knowledge and experience with trouble management, systems management and remote
administration tools and technologies
General office and phone skills
Testing and documentation skills
Proficient skills utilizing MS Office tools and applications
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with all levels of staff
Must have a thorough knowledge of Windows Operating Systems (Windows 95, NT, XP,
2000) and Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access) at the end-user level.
Able to work under time constraints and have the ability to manage a diverse and sometimes
heavy workload.
* A+ Certification, MCP Certification and/or MCSE Certification is a strong plus.
All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy Drive, no later than
March 17, 2006 and addressed as follows:
DIRECTOR
HUMAN RESOURCES & TRAINING
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD.
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS









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VACANCY NOTICE

Senior Marketing Representative Product
Development for Voice and Cards
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably qualified
individuals for the position of SENIOR MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE/PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
FOR VOICE AND CARDS in our Marketing Department.
JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for performing all functions and tasks necessary to develop and launch
products and services.
Plan/Implement:
Assess new technology in relation to customer requirements and existing product sets for
product feasibility
Monitor, research and analyze technological, competitive and market factors to drive development
and marketplace activities
Practice and monitor Product Development methodologies and processes .
Project manage product development efforts, including management and leadership/membership
of cross-functional product development teams
Lead product development activities to ensure timely and successful implementation of product
initiatives and consistent product documentation
Develop business requirements, product descriptions and product support plan
Implement product support plans
Perform feasibility and impact analyses
Successfully transition product to Product Management after launch
Relationships:
Establish and maintain effective and productive relationships with cross-functional departments
within BTC
Work effectively with Product Mainagemenritteiam
Goals/Performance:
Set performance goals consistent with corporate objectives
Management product development implementations to schedules
Reporting:
Track and report status of product development and implementation
Initiative:
Take independent action and calculated risks
Look for and take advantage of market opportunities
Product/Industry Knowledge:
Have in-depth knowledge of BTC's products and services,
Be cognizant of technological trends in the telecommunications industry
Have in-depth knowledge of customers and competitors
Education/Experience:
Bachelors Degree in Marketing or Business or equivalent combination of education and
professional experience
Minimum of five years related experience in telecommunications industry desirable
Minimum two years in marketing functions in high tech company desirable
Require Skills and Abilities:
Capable of working in a team environment as a team member or team leader in managing the
development and implementation process across diverse departments and levels
Demonstrated assertive, persuasive and creative problem solving and project management
skills
Product development and/or product support planning experience
Project management experience
Process development experience
Good verbal and written communication, presentation, organization and time management
skills
Able to work and lead effectively in a changing environment
*. Strong qualitative and quantitative analystical skills
Computer Literacy:
Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project (or other project management application)
and e-mail applications
All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F Kennedy Drive, no later than March
15, 2006 and addressed as follows:
DIRECTOR
HUMAN RESOURCES & TRAINING
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD.
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
RE: SENIOR MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE/PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
FOR VOICE AND CARDS


* STUDENTS of Sandilands Primary school paraded the flags of various Commonwealth
countries yesterday at their Commonwealth Day celebrations


By KEESHA BETHELL
FACULTY AND STAFF
MEMBERS gathered yester-
day in the courtyard of Sandi-
lands Primary School to cele-
brate Commonwealth Day.
This year, the theme of the
annual celebration was: "Health
and vitality-the Commonwealth
challenge".
During the festivities, stu-
dents sported foreign and native


costumes and paraded across
the pavement holding the flags
of the various Commonwealth
nations.
This was followed speeches
in which in-depth information
was given about the various
countries, including their topog-
raphy, primary industries and
crops, official languages and
religions.
Indigenous music forms
including rake n' scrape, drums


otos: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)

and the sand n' bottle were used
by the Sandilands Primary Rake.
n' Scrape Band to add to the
festive environment. ,
Minister of Foreign Affairs
and Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell
reminded the students of.how,
lucky they are to be Bahami-
ans.
"You can speak and be free'
throughout our country. You
can travel wherever you want
to go," he said. "There are no
restrictions."
Lynette Deveaux, project
director for Focus on Youth and
former CARIFTA Gold medal-
ist, spoke to the students about
the significance behind this
year's Commonwealth Day
theme. "Health and vitality go
together," she said. "It is impor-
tant to have healthy bodies and
minds."
Ms Deveaux urged the stu-
dents to eat right and become
active in order to avoid obesity.
She also spoke on the grow-
ing problem of AIDS in the
Bahamas.
"Make sure you know the
facts," she warned, stressing that
AIDS is the number one cause
of death for persons between
15 and 25 years old.
"Our goal is to make sure
that you are not part of the sta-
tistics," she said.
Reverend J Carl Rahming,
pastor at St Paul's Baptist
Church and former student of
the 106 year-old school, said
that the theme of this year's
Commonwealth Day represents
a good lesson for the children.
"They are learning informa-
tion about other nations in the
Commonwealth and giving
information about what they
(the countries) do," he said.


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concern over criminals




exploiting the Bail Act


FROM page one

yesterday, Chief Superinten-
dents Marvin Dames and Hulan
Hanna reminded the public that
Commissioner Paul Farqharson
has expressed his concern about


this issue in the past.
Supt Dames said the ques-
tion now is how to move cas-
es through the criminal jus-
tice system more swiftly.
"We can talk about bail all
we want, the critical point is
how do we move matters


Former police officer

acquitted after receiving

10-year sentence
FROM page one

along with Patrick Strachan, who was acquitted when the trial
ended on October 26,2005.
Owner of Centreville Auto and Rentals, Nigel Bethel, told the
Supreme Court that on June 29,2001, his company was robbed
of $5,000 cash.
Police reported that two unmasked men entered the estab-
lishment, one of them brandishing a handgun.
Prosecution witness Frederick Rigby, who was waiting to be
served at the time, pointed to Mr Hanna as one of the men,
while Mr Bethel pointed to Mr Strachan.
The jury found insufficient evidence to convict Mr Strachan,
but handed down a 8-3 guilty verdict for Mr Hanna.
Prosecutor Sandradee Gardiner presented the case, and
Senior Justice Anita Allen sentenced Mr Hanna to ten years
imprisonment.
Yesterday, Miss Farquharson told the Court of Appeal that
her client did have an alibi, but she was unable to contact the wit-
ness because she had got married and moved out of the juris-
diction.
Miss Farquharson said under Section 22(e), the court should
offer to find the witness for the defendant.
The justices ruled that Mr Hanna was not afforded that
opportunity, and set him free without a retrial.
Before his ten-year sentence, Miss, Farquharson said the ex-
officer was a good citizen with no prior convictions.


through the system quickly.
That is the key.
"If you can move matters
through, then you don't have
to concern yourself about
persons being on remand for
a year or two years because
that won't be an issue," he
said.
Supt Hanna said it is unfor-
tunate that persons take the
privilege of bail to commit
other offences, but warned
that this would not deter the
police from relentlessly pur-
suing criminals.
"Until there is this collab-


orative effort to advance the
course of justice in this way,
where you have speedy tri-
als with consistency all the
way through, then we will be
faced with these challenges."
FNM Senator Carl Bethel
lashed out at this very same
issue during a recent address.
Mr Bethel said that no
matter how the Bail Act is
amended, if the chronic back-
log in criminal trials at the
Supreme Court level is not
addressed, people will still
have the right to be released
on bail after two years if their


trial has not been called.
As quoted on the FNM
website, Mr Bethel said:
"Crime is not a political
issue, but the government's
response, or lack of a
response is a very serious
political issue. This govern-
ment needs to get serious
about the job of protecting
Bahamians from the
onslaught of criminals.
"Presently there are only
three judges assigned to crim-
inal cases in Nassau, and the
judge in Freeport has to
divide his time between crim-


inal and civil trials. The gov-
ernment, through the Judi-
cial and Legal Services Com-
mission, should commit to
appointing additional acting
judges specifically to tackle
the backlog of criminal cases,
which has worsened every
year under the PLP," he said.
Another option that Mr
Bethel put forth was the
appointment of senior
Bahamian lawyers as acting
judges for "a fixed period"
of time to help clear
up the backlog of criminal
cases.


Condoleezza Rice


will visit the Bahamas


FROM page one
Bahamas to address the controversial issue
of the two Cuban dentists who have been
held at the Carmichael Road Detention
Centre for the past 10 months.
Mr Mack said that he has reached out to
Dr Rice in his effort to have Dr David
Gonzalez-Mejias and Dr Marialys Darias-
Mesa released to the US and that she is
fully aware of the situation.
Other agenda points which are expected
to be discussed at the meeting include.
security, social and economic issues and
the situation in Haiti. .
At this point it is not known if Haiti's


new foreign minister will be invited to the
meeting. By the time of the sit-down ses-
sions later this month, Haiti's newly-elect-
ed President Ren6 Preval and his Cabi-
net would have been installed.
It is still unclear whether the United
States will insist on Haiti's involvement
and, if so, if CARICOM will consent.
As it concerns the issues to be discussed
at the meeting in Nassau, the Caribbean
states are adamant that anti-terrorism
should not be the dominant issue on the
table, as the region has much more press-
ing matters on their list of priorities for
Dr Rice.
Because of the high incidence of
HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, Guyana and


Suriname are said to be insisting that the
impact of the deadly disease on people
throughout the region be discussed, a
CARICOM official stated yesterday.
A further hot-button topic expected to
be addressed is the refusal by the Bush
administration to hold a minimum of once-
yearly meetings with Caribbean foreign
ministers at the highest levels of the State
Department.
"What has happened, going back to the
era when Colin Powell was Secretary of
State, the United States routinely sent
assistant secretaries to meet with the for-
eign ministers," said a CARICOM offi-
cial.


Privy Council



ruling 'might lead




to the abolition


of death

FROM page one
legal basis on the wrongful understanding of the
law essentially without judicial basis and therefore
there would be liability incurred on the part of the
executors and ultimately the government, I sup-
pose.
"Or it could conclude that the execution
occurred under or pursuant to a sentence dually-
handed down."
The ramifications are quite wide, he added.
Mr Turnquest said the question would then be
if there is liability and who is liable. However, he
said it would be difficult to bring a case against the
judge unless his actions in ruling were malicious
and noted that a family could not sue the execu-
tive (government) because it did not pass the
sentence of death.
He also noted that, in the Bahamas, one could
not sue simply because of the loss of a person.
Rather, he said, damages would have to be
assessed.
"You must prove that the deceased had depen-
dants who would lose economic sustenance by
virtue of the death."
At present, there are 28 persons on death row
and Mr Turnquest said he felt the case decided by


penalty'

the Privy Council may lead to the abolition of the
death penalty because of the sensitivity of passing
the death sentence at the discretion of the judge
or a change in the defence of murder.
"Either there will be more defences for some-
one and hence it does not amount to technical
murder or it will be abolition because if you say it
is murder but there are degrees of culpability, I
think it is too much of a shock on Bahamian soci-
ety."
In addition, he said it places a tremendous bur-
den on judges who would now have the burden of
deciding which murders should be executed and
which be given jail sentences.
"Judges in the Bahamas tend to be very con-
servative and so all off a sudden someone who has
been sitting on the criminal bench for years is
asked to take the personal responsibility of hand-
ing down a death sentence. I am not sure, as a
matter of human nature, that that would be a
very comfortable position."
He said there is a difficult thing where there are
varying levels of evidence and all cases are not
created equal.
"This will lead to a lot of second-guessing and
this is why I think ultimately the death penalty
may be abolished," he said.


FROM page one

unconstitutional is a serious
reflection on society.
He claimed that 16 persons
had been executed since 1973
who, if they had had the option
of a sentence hearing, may not
have been given the death
penalty.
Instead he said they might
have simply be given a prison
sentence.
He said those people were
not given an opportunity to per-
suade the judge that they should
not have been executed.
Mr Gomez said that, while
they had been given a proper
trial, they were not given a
proper sentencing.


"We have as a society killed
those persons without having
given them their constitutional
rights to a hearing as to whether
they ought to have been killed
or not.
S"That is something that is
very serious because it comes
on the heels of an award of half
a million dollars to a Japanesse
gentleman who was imprisoned
for eight years and .two
months."
The senator added that "we
seem to have a very cavalier
attitude towards the bill of
rights and human rights law in
this country.
"Because, when you look at
the cases, you have this stag-
gering number which pops out
at you and they may well have


deserved to be killed, but that is
not for us to decide, that's for a
judge to determine, having
heard the evidence and having
listened to what was said on
behalf of the convicted person
as to whether he ought to be
killed or not."
Mr Gomez said that the
Privy Council ruling may have
been a polite slap on the wrist
by their lordships to the entire
legal community for not com-
ing forward on matters of
utmost constitutional impor-
tance.
"Are we that bloodthirsty,
have we lost our sense of reason
to the point where we would
just rush in to treat everyone as
being in the same position?" he
asked.


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VACANCY NOTICE

MANAGER
BUSINESS CONTINUITY
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals for the position of MANAGER/BUSINESS CONTINUITY in its IT Business
Continuity Department.
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Manager of Business Continuity is responsible for developing, maintaining, documenting,
communicating, testing, and certifying the viability of the IT Disaster Recovery Plan. The
manager works with IT peers to ensure that proper backup and restoration processes are
in place and an IT recovery plan is developed. The manager also works with Business
Partners in the company to assess the risk, time to recover, and develop the external IT
procedures necessary to effectively recover the systems. In order to accomplish this, the
Business Continuity Manager will work closely with the third party disaster recovery supplier
and external site.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Develop the strategy for recovering IT systems
* Develop a comprehensive IT disaster recovery plan
* Perform risk assessment and determine the criticality and timing for system restoration
* Participate in or lead a company wide business continuity program
* Develop procedures and policies within the recovery plan from declaring a disaster to final
recovery
* Continually maintain and update the plan as systems change
* Continually test various portions of the plan to ensure their efficacy
* Work with BTC Internal Audit to verify or discover recovery problem areas
* Work with IT peers to ensure that they know what portions of the plan they are responsible
and what they have to deliver
* Effectively communicate the plan to executive management and the company at large
* Document the plan and distribute it as required
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Engineering,
Information Systems, Management Information Systems or equivalent industry experience
in related fields.
* 5+ years experience managing and implementing IT disaster recovery procedures
* Demonstrated ability to develop a practical and workable IT recovery plan
* Strong leadership ability and a desire to take charge of the area and be accountable for
success
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
* Practical knowledge of disaster recovery processes and techniques
* Knowledge of LDRPS (Living Disaster Recovery Plan System) is a plus
* Strong disaster recovery implementation capability coupled with the ability to test the plan
and make the necessary adjustments to ensure that it is effective
* Strong planning and organizational ability
* Ability to determine effective system backup strategies with off-site storage and archival
* Ability to manage one direct report responsible for providing adequate system backup
and archival
* Basic project management skills
* Strong leadership ability
* Knowledge of project management processes, applications (MS Project) and disciplines
* Strong written and verbal communications skills
* Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts and ideas in a non-technical,
simple manner
* proficient skills utilizing MS Office tools and applications


All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F Kennedy Drive, no later
than March 17, 2006 and addressed as follows:

DIRECTOR
HUMAN RESOURCES & TRAINING
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD.
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
RE: MANAGER/BUSINESS CONTINUITY


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Mohammed Harajchi defeated


Bahamas is moving "imme-
diately" to wind-up the con-
troversial Suisse Security
Bank & Trust, after the Privy Council
yesterday ruled it was "inconceivable"
that the institution owned by
Mohammed Harajchi "be allowed to
continue as an operating bank".
Mr Harajchi's final appeal against the
revocation of his bank licence by former
Central Bank governor Julian Francis
was emphatically rejected by the UK-
based Privy Council, which delivered
some stinging criticism of Suisse Secu-
rity's owner and management team.
The verdict will come as little sur-
prise to most in the Bahamian finan-
cial services industry, and will likely be
met with relief at the Central Bank.
Wendy Craigg, the Central Bank's
governor, yesterday told The Tribune
that the banking regulator would move
"as soon as possible" to petition the


Privy Council rejects final Suisse Security appeal, paving way for full

winding-up, as receiver faces tough task in locating missing millions


Supreme Court to finally wind-up Suisse
Security and appoint Raymond Winder,
currently only the provisional liquidator,
as full liquidator.
The Privy Council ruling thus brings
to an end a saga that has dragged on for
almost five years, since the Central
Bank first suspended Suisse Security's
licence on March 5, 2001. It was subse-
quently revoked by Mr Francis on April
5,2001.
The protracted legal process did little
for the Bahamian financial services
industry's reputation, as the bank's
depositors and creditors have had to
endure an agonising five-year wait
before getting near to discovering the
fate of their funds.


* MOHAMMED HARAJCHI


Mr Winder will now have the tough
task of locating Suisse Security's assets
and distributing them to depositors and
creditors. It is by no means certain that
he will recover 100 per cent of investor
monies.
The Privy Council, which is the high-
est court of appeal for the Bahamian
judicial system, was particularly exer-
cised by the failure of Suisse Security's
shareholders and management to co-
operate with Mr Winder, a Deloitte &
Touche accountant, in his capacity as
provisional liquidator.
It noted that Suisse Security directed
clients to deposit funds not into the
bank itself, but two affiliated Interna-
tional Business Companies (IBCs);


Suisse Security Holdings and Suisse
Security Investments. These companies
held accounts with the former Barclays
Bank in Nassau, and UBS in Geneva,
Switzerland.
Mr Winder reported to the Central
Bank that in March 2001 after the
licence suspension he controlled only
$5.485 million of Suisse Security's cash
and investment balances, compared to
$27.14 million shown on the bank's 2000
fourth quarter report, and January 31,
2001, position.
The missing balance, according to the
Privy Council judgement, related to

SEE page 4B


Cable Bahamas shrugs


off $2.36m write down


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
CABLE Bahamas generated
a 1.77 per cent increase in net
income to $11.309 million in fis-
cal 2005, despite taking a $2.36
million one-time write-off charge
by converting to a fully digital
cable TV platform.
Through switching to the dig- .
ital platform, Cable Bahamas
discontinued providing services
in analog format. As a result,
analog set-top boxes included
among its property, plant and
equipment were impaired and
written off for the one-time $2.36


million cost.
The $2.36 million hit means
that the minor increase in Cable
Bahamas' income for the 12
months to December 31, 2005, is
even more impressive.
Without this charge, Cable
Bahamas' net income would
have reached $13.669 million, an
increase of 23 per cent upon
2004's $11.112 million compara-
tive.
Before the write-off, net
income per ordinary share would
have increased to $0.68 in 2005,

SEE page 4B


FirstCaribbean: No

operational effect from

$ bn Barclays disposal

* By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Business Reporter
FIRSTCARIBBEAN International Bank (Bahamas) managing
director, Sharon Brown, said the proposed billion-dollar sale of
Barclays Bank's stake in its parent company to fellow controlling
shareholder CIBC will not impact day-to-day operations in this
nation.
It was announced yesterday that Barclays and CIBC have signed
a non-binding Letter of Intent, under which CIBC would acquire Bar-
clay's 43.7 per cent ownership stake in FirstCaribbean Internation-
al Bank.
The deal, set to be complete in late 2006, will not affect the
Bahamian operations, staff or shareholders in the Bahamas, Ms
Brown said.
The $1.08 billion deal is strictly at the holding company level, and
not at the operating company level, she said.
The transaction is anticipated to take place at a price per First-
Caribbean share of $1.62, and upon completion, CIBC will own
about 87.4 per cent of FirstCaribbean.
FirstCaribbean is the majority
shareholder in FirstCaribbean
International Bank (Bahamas), SEE page 3B


Francis: Bank 'badly run'


THE former Central Bank ot the
Bahamas governor decided to revoke the
licence of Mohammed Harajchi's Suisse
Security Bank & Trust because it was
"badly run", threatening depositors and
the Bahamas' financial services industry's
reputation.
In an affidavit disclosing his reasons for
suspending Suisse Security's licence, Julian
Francis said: "The danger I saw was that
this was an institution, three quarters of
whose capital was frozen by the courts in
the United States. I saw no sign that the
management and the owners appreciated
the gravity of the situation. This state of
affairs pointed in my mind to an institution
which was badly run and represented a
threat to depositors and to the good name
of our financial system.
"The situation could not, in my opin-
ion, go on. I should stress that I did not
come to this opinion lightly. I fully recog-
nised the serious nature of the step being
taken, not least as regards Suisse Security's
40 or so employees, but I was and remain
firmly of the opinion that this was the cor-
rect course."
Mr Francis's affidavit, the contents of
which were revealed in yesterday's Privy
Council judgement that rejected Mr Hara-
jchi's final appeal against the bank licence
revocation, said that he would have recon-


sidered the suspension had concerns about
almost $20 million in missing Suisse Secu-
rity assets been addressed. He said these
were not.
' Mr Francis was referring to sums of $8.4
million and $11 million that were supposed
to be held in the accounts of two Interna-
tional Business Companies (IBCs), Suisse
Security Holdings and Suisse Security
Investments, with the former Barclays
Bank in Nassau, and UBS in Geneva,
Switzerland.
Sums
These sums have yet to be located by
Raymond Winder, Suisse Security's pro-
visional liquidator. Mr Francis referred to
this as "a grave and unacceptable man-
ner".
Mr Francis's affidavit recorded that.
Christopher Lunn, the former Central
Bank employee who was Suisse Security's
final managing director, attempted to
blame the decision to terminate the bank's
staff as a the reason for Mr Winder's
inability to assess the bank's financial sta-
tus. This was rejected by Mr Francis.
SHe added: "The receiver's inability to
locate more than a small amount of Suisse
Security's cash and investment assets, com-
ing on top of the other matters referred to,


led me to conclude that the public interest,
and the interests of the depositors and oth-
er creditors, required that Suisse Security's
licence be revoked.......
"Based on the position which the receiv-
er had been able to establish, there was no
evidence that Suisse Security was viable. I
do not believe that it was viable. Nor was
there any evidence which supported a deci-
sion to allow it to continue its operations.
"In view of what had happened, I con-
cluded that no further confidence could
be placed in the competence and reliabil-
ity of Suisse Security's senior manage-
ment."
The Privy Council ruling thus brings to
an end the long, bitter fight conducted by
Mr Harajchi against the revocation of his
banking licence.
The battle included an alleged major
donation to theProgressive Liberal Party
(PLP) in 2002, which Mr Harajchi said
was instrumental in helping to win that
year's general election.
He also established the Confidential
Source tabloid newspaper, which was used
to attack government ministers and offi-
cials, including Mr Francis, when his bank
licence was not reinstated.

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Dear minister, please end the


unproductive hours spent in traffic


Need for solutions
From time to time, events so
outrageous occur that citizens
are forced to publicly appeal to
those responsible for help.
While we readily agree that
governance and management of


the country's affairs cannot be
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some planning must be evident,
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dence, and especially during the
work-week and when students
have to be transported to school.
This crisis is most evident dur-
ing the hours of 7.30am through
9.30am, and then again from
3pm until 7.30pm. It does not
matter whether you are travel-
ling from west to east along the
Bay Street corridor, or west to
east along JFK Boulevard, or
east to west along Shirley Street
going into town, or east to west
along the Prince Charles corri-
dor, or any of the south to north
corridors...be it East Street
South or Blue Hill Road South,
or from Bernard Road to Vil-
lage Road it is utter chaos
between peak hours.
Appeal to Authorities
This article is therefore writ-
ten as an open appeal for the
relevant Ministers of Govern-
ment to do something...urgent-
ly......before there are more
deaths on the road, and the lev-
el of road rage gets further out
of hand.
The inhabitants of New Prov-
idence, and the Bahamas as a
whole, are livid and justifiably
so over last week's traffic acci-
dent that resulted in the death of
a six year-old child. However,
to the frequent road traveller, it
was something we all knew was
bound to happen sooner or later.


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The madness on the street,
where a journey that would nor-
mally take 15 to 20 minutes ulti-
mately takes an hour to an hour
and a half, is just not acceptable.
It is alarming that senior gov-
ernment officials as well as tech-
nocrats, who like the rest of us,
have to allocate these unpro-
ductive hours to get from point
A to point B, have not demand-
ed that some solution be found.
There is much talk about mov-
ing to the first world, but more
focus should be made on getting
Bahamian citizens from home
to work, and the students to and
from school, safely, and within a
reasonable time framework, thus
increasing the number of pro-
ductive hours per day.
In offering a solution to this
vexing problem, one loses heart
after conversations with respon-
sible individuals, who feel
mighty proud in explaining away
the problem in terms of sug-
gesting that you simply leave
home earlier.
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tive solution to this problem,
which has been festering for
some time, is to allocate
resources from the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, or the
Ministry of Transport, or the
Defense Force, or whoever
needs to be reassigned, to facili-
tate traffic flow manually. Yes,
manually, with the use of walkie-
talkies and cell phones.
Dear Government Minister
responsible; you, like the citi-
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at what a difference it would
make to have manual traffic
assistance at the major junctions
and major corridors, at a mini-
mum allowing a few hundred
cars to pass in one direction at a
time, thus improving traffic flow
and minimising road rage.
It cannot be acceptable for a


motorist to take anywhere up to
three hours per day, on any
work day, to get from the east to
the west, or the south to th
north, or west to east, or north to
south, or any combination there-
of.
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responsible, please do some-
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TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


BANK of the Bahamas International has
signed an agreement with Panamanian-based
company, Processing Centre, to use its pay-
ment processing services for its credit card
and prepaid card portfolios.


In addition, Fidelity Bank, which is head-
quartered in the Bahamas, will use the com-
pany's platform for account processing in
relation to its Cayman Islands-based credit
card portfolio.


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FirstCaribbean: No



operational effect from



$ bn Barclays disposal


FROM page 1B

holding just over 95 per cent of
the stock, with Bahamian insti-
tutional and retail shareholders
owning the remainder.
Effectively, the proposed deal
means that CIBC, a Canadian
bank, will become the majority
shareholder in FirstCaribbean
International Bank (Bahamas)
by virtue of its its controlling
stake in the FirstCaribbean hold-
ing company.
The deal will also mean that
Barclays will exit the Caribbean
region, something that the 2002
merger between its operations
and CIBC's was always intended
to be a stepping stone towards.
"CIBC and FirstCaribbean
remain committed to maintain-
ing local listings and a strong
minority ownership in the region
that they expect to grow over
time," said the Barbados office.
CIBC has stated that it its
intention is to maintain the First-
Caribbean brand. In addition,
FirstCaribbean will continue to


operate under the leadership of
its existing management team.
The Head Office will remain
in Barbados with the existing
functions, such as human
resources and finance, continu-
ing to support the company's 10
Strategic Business Units.
The commitment to operat-
ing country management teams
in each of the 17 countries of
operation will continue, as stated
by the Bahamas' Managing
Director.
Board
FirstCaribbean's Board has
formed a Special Committee ,
comprised of those directors of
FirstCaribbean who are not affil-
iated with CIBC or Barclays, to
review the potential implications
of the deal, if any, on the com-
pany's minority shareholders.
The Independent Directors
have retained independent
financial and legal advisors.
FirstCaribbean's chief execu-
tive, Charles Pink, said the pro-
posed additional $1 billion


investment by CIBC is a huge
vote of confidence in First-
Caribbean, and the Caribbean
more widely.
"Having a single, controlling
shareholder would bring
enhanced focus in support of
FirstCaribbean's strategic direc-
tion. We welcome this move by
our two controlling sharehold-
ers," he said.
Gerry McCaughey, CIBC's
president and chief executive,
said that with its established
retail, wealth management, cor-
porate and capital markets busi-
nesses, FirstCaribbean was an
excellent fit for CIBC.
Naguib Kheraj, group finance
director of Barclays PLC, said:
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businesses complete, First-
Caribbean is now well posi-
tioned for its future develop-
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believe that the future strategy
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we have reached this prelimi-
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THE TRIBUNE


Mohammed Harajchi defeated


FROM page 1B

sums of $8.4 million and $11 mil-
lion that were supposed to be
held in the accounts of the two
IBCs.
The Privy Council said of the
missing funds: "To this day,
there has been no explanation
for, or attempt to justify the sit-
uation which began to emerge
in March 2001, and which fur-
ther information after April 2,
2001, has shown to be extraor-
dinary."
It supported the findings of
Supreme Court Justice Austin


Davis, who found that by direct-
ing clients to deposit funds with
the two IBCs, Suisse Security
had breached the Bank and
Trust Companies Regulations
Act 2000. This was because nei-
ther company was a bank.
The Privy Council ruled:
"Suisse Security's audited
accounts and its most recent
quarterly reports to the Central
Bank were evidently erroneous.
Suisse Security did not have
'cash in hand and in banks' in
the sums stated.
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controlling shareholder were not
disclosed as related party trans-
actions. The disappearance in
April 2001 from the Bahamas of
the funds with Barclays Bank,
and the inability to confirm the
existence or location of the funds
deposited with UBS in Switzer-
land, are astonishing."
The Privy Council described it
as "wholly unconvincing" for Mr
Harajchi to argue that if the
Central Bank had given notice
about problems in locating
Suisse Security's cash and invest-
ments, 'much could have been
said in response'.
"Mr Harajchi's silence and
non-cooperation speak volumes
already," the Privy Council
said....... "The state of affairs dis-
closed by the evidence before
their Lordships makes it incon-
ceivable that Suisse Security
could be allowed to continue as
an operating bank.
"Their Lordships see no basis
on which to set aside or remit
the Governor's decision to
revoke Suisse Security's
licence...... Their Lordships will


humbly advise Her Majesty that
this appeal be dismissed."
Suisse Security, which was
represented at the February 8-9
hearing by David Pannick QC
and Javan Herberg, had
appealed against the Court of
Appeal's decision to back the
Central Bank on three grounds.
Arguing on Mr Harajchi's
behalf, they submitted that by
first suspending, then revoking
Suisse Security's licence, Mr
Francis breached an interlocu-
tory injunction granted by Jus-
tice Hartman Longley on March
2,2001. This stemmed from sep-
arate judicial review proceed-
ings begun by Suisse Security
against the then Governor on
February 22,2001.
However, the Privy Council
said it "has no hesitation in
rejecting" this ground, finding
that the injunction "never pre-
cluded suspension or revoca-
tion" of the licence on the
grounds that the Central Bank
based its decision on.
The Privy Council found that
the injunction issued by Justice


Longley just addressed the issue
of whether Suisse Security was
required to keep its deposits'
within a range of five times its
shareholder capital, which in
2001 was around $6 million.
However, the Central Bank's
concern that gave rise to the
licence suspension and revoca-
tion was that a sum equivalent to
$4.6 million or 75 per cent cent
of Suisse Security's capital was
frozen after the bank became
embroiled in two US court cases.
The second ground on which
Suisse Security attempted to
appeal was that the Governor
breached procedural fairness by
failing to give the bank notice
that its licence might be sus-
pended on the grounds used.
However, the Privy Council
found that Mr Francis had
"ample justification for consid-
ering that he had to act at once".
It added: "The prevarication
and non-cooperation that the
Central Bank and Mr Winder as
receiver experienced after the
suspension confirm the delay
that would probably have fol-


lowed if prior notice had been
given.
"As it is, the suspension and
receivership meant there was at
least the possibility that Mr
Winder could locate and lay his
'hands on Suisse Security's assets.
Unfortunately, both the Barclays
Bank and UBS assets appear in
the event to have eluded him -
the former being transferred out
of the Bahamas on instructions
unknown to a destination
unknown in late April 2001."
The third and final ground of
appeal was that Mr Francis
breached procedural fairness by
revoking the bank's licence on
different grounds from those
invoked in the suspension, giving
Suisse Security no opportunity
to respond.
That was also dismissed, the
Privy Council finding that Suisse
Security's "continuing rnon-doop-
eration and obstruction" ielat-
ing t9 the funds missing from
the two IBC accounts atiBar-
clays 6nd UBS had cnfitmed
the then Governor's position
that the licence must berevbked.


Cable Bahamas shrugs off $2.36m write down


FROM page 1B

compared to $0.56 the year-before. After
the charge, it was $0.57.
Gross revenues rose by 14.6 per cent to
$57.051 million, compared to $49.791 mil-
lion, with net revenues up 14.9 per cent at
$54.634 million, compared to $47.564 mil-,
lion.
Cable Bahamas saw expenses rise 11.6 per


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www.cbrichardellis.com


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cent, a rate slower than revenues, to $27.905
million compared to $25.002 million in 2004.
As a percentage of gross revenues, oper-
ating expenses in 2005 were 48.9 per cent,
compared to 50.2 per cent in 2004.
Operating income increased to $26.729
million in 2005, compared to $22.562 mil-
lion in 2004, a rise of 18.5 per cent.
Depreciation and amortisation at Cable,
Bahamas increased to $9.055 million in 2005,


compared to $7.942 million in 2004,,with
interest expense up from $758,000 to $1.28
million.
Cable Bahamas' retained earnings at the
end of 2005 stood at $40.880 million, com-
pared to $34.371 million at the year's begin-
ning.
Some $4.8 million and $2.725 million were
paid out in dividends to ordinary and pref-
erence shareholders respectively.


TEACHING VACANCY

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites
applications from qualified Teachers for positions
available at St. John's College, St Anne's School, Bishop
Michael Eldon School Freeport and St Andrew's School
- Exuma.

10 Primary
Language/Literature
Mathematics
Biology/General Science
Physical Education
Religious Studies
History/Social Studies
Physics
French
Librarian

Only qualified Teachers, with Bachelor or Master Degrees
from an accredited University or College and Teaching
Certificate need apply.

For further details and application forms, please contact
the Anglican Central Education Authority on Sands Road
at telephone (242) 322-3015/6/7.

Letters of application and/or completed application fopns
with copies of required documents must be sent by
Friday, March 31st, 2006 to the Anglican Education
Department addressed to:-

The Director of Education
Anglican Central Education Authority
P.O. Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas


Poco Loco
35' Tiara 3500 Express. Year: 1995 LOA 38' 10" Beam: 13' 9"
Displacement: 22,0001bs, Draft: 3' 6"
Engines: Diesel Caterpillar 3208's 435hp
Hours: 620 Cruising Speed: 25 knots
Fuel: 354gals. Water: 124gals. Holding Tank: 30gals... -; 6.5kW Phasor generator (new 2005)
Maintained to highest standards. Sleeps total of 6.' Forward enclosed
stateroom with double bed, L-shaped leather lounge sleeps 2, iooiierti le
dinette seats 5 and sleeps 2, enclosed head/shower, full servicealley
with frig/freezer, 2 burner elec. stove and microwave oven, forward and
aft A/C units (new 2005), Stereo 6 CD changer. Extensive electronics.
Sales Price: $198,000 (Bahamas duty paid)
For inspection call: Days: 393-2795 or 357-7909., : ;: ,
Nights: 324-1462













Must know CAD and have good
communications and presentation skills.

Experience in the automotive
industry is a plus.

Please send resume to
P.O. Box N-4910,
Nassau, Bahamas

or email it to: rgagnon@ucftrading.com


Legal Notice


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT (No. 45 of 2000)


KOLTON HOLDINGS LIMITED


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(4) of the
Internalionai Business Companies Act No. 45 of 2000, KOLTONOLDINGS
LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck off theRegisterccording to
the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 6th
day of March, 2006.


David Gaskell of
7 Boulevard des Moulins,
MC98000 Monaco
Liquidator






BOAT FOR SALE
-dto tUJ


;Legal Notice



NOTICE .

INTERNAtIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT(No. 45 of 2000)


CLC CORPORATlON -


Notice is hereby given thai in accordance with Section 137(4) ol the
International Bisines sd'IatiniesAct o. 45 of 0, CLC CORPORATION,'
has been dissolved and'Strftck'off the Register according to the Certificate
of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 6th day of March,
2006.

David Gaskell of
7 Boulevard des Moulins,
MC98000 Monaco
Liquidator


HI sI M Financial Advisors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of:
13 March 2006
S BISX LISTED & TRA. ED SECURITIES VISIT WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX AUj SHAREw~HDEX: CLOSE 1,381.94 / CHG 12.27/ %CHG 00.90 / VTD 31.23 /YTD % 02.31
52wK-H 52wK-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol EPS $ D,, $ P/E Yeld
0.95 0.59 Abaco Markets 0.59 0.59 0.00 -0.169 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.52 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.40 10.40 0.00 1.456 0.360 7.1 3.46%
7.24 5.88 Bank of Bahamas 7.00 7.00 0.00 0.643 0.330 10.9 4.71%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.70 0.70 0.00 710 0.175 0.020 4.0 2.86%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.26 1.26 0.00 0.105 0.060 12.0 4.76%
1.20 0.95 Fidelity Bank 1.18 1.18 0.00 250 0.070 0.040 16.7 3.42%
9.60 7.96 Cable Bahamas 9.31 9.31 0.00 0.565 0.240 16.5 2.58%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.64 1.64 0.00 -0.067 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.69 8.20 Commonwealth Bank 9.69 9.69 0.00 0.861 0.450 11.0 4.74%
5.46 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.18 5.30 0.12 0.099 0.045 52.3 0.87%
2.88 1.45 Doctor's Hospital 2.55 2.55 0.00 0.437 0.000 5.8 0.00%
6.21 4.02 Famguard 6.21 6.21 0.00 0.542 0.240 11.5 3.86%
10.99 9.99 Finco 10.99 10.99 0.00 0.738 0.540 14.9 4.91%
11.00 7.50 FirstCaribbean 11.00 10.97 -0.03 1,725 0.828 0.500 13.2 4.65%
10.05 7.99 Focol 10.05 10.05 0.00 0.833 0.500 12.1 4.98%
1.27 1.15 Freeport Concrete 1.15 1.15 0.00 -0.162 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 9.60 ICD Utilities 9.50 9.50 0.00 0.526 0.405 18:1 5.68%
9.10 8.22 J. S. Johnson 9.09 9.09 0.00 0.572 0.560 15.9 6.16%
7.00 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 6.87 6.94 0.07 0.134 0.000 51.3 0.00%
10 00 10 00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.760 4.9 7.60%
Ph ,.ow ,, ...:..- ^ ?: .. '- .
52,k-Hl 52wk-Low Symbol. Bid $ Ask $ Last Price NVeekly Vol EPS $ Div $ P.E Yield
13.25 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.25 14.25 11.00 1.917 0.720 7.2 5.05%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.044 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2220 0 000 194 000
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.75 13.75 12.50 IL 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 ;1 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-Hi 52WK-Low Fund Name NA V YTD'. Last 12 Monlns Div S Yield '
12909 1 2129 Colina Money Market Fund 1 290869'
2.6662 2.2268 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.6662 *** -
10.8590 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.8590"**"
2.3312 2.1953 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.331152**
11592 1 1547 Colina Bond Fund 1 159154***
iFwonu mersBaea.iBeases:, .- ..- .--r -
BISX ALL SHARE INDE X 19 Dec. 02 = 1 000 0 Y0IELD last 12 monlh d ,idendrs dil&ded b, losir. pi ce
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina arid Fidelit
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and.fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume ... Last Price Last traded over-th.e-.puhter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Dally 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 eamnngs FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100
* AS AT JAN. 31, 2006/ *** AS AT FEB. 28. 2006
S- AS AT FEB. 24. 2006/ ". AS AT FEB. 28. 2006/ "** AS AT FEB. 28. 2006
TO TRADE CALL: COU LIMA- iai0aT01 Q i.UTYW f4-3~T7i A,'







TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2006, PAGE 5B


TMF TRIRIIN BUSINESS


FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited

Consolidated Financial Statements
For the Quarter ended January 31, 2006 (expressed in US dollars)

CHAIRMAN'S REVIEW
For the period ended January 31, 2006

I am pleased to report another quarter of growth and expansion in your Bank. Not only
have we completed the acquisition of the ABN AMRO Offshore and Wealth Management
business in Curaao and rebranded it under the FirstCaribbean umbrella, the first quar-
ter of our fiscal year has shown very strong results in our core operations. Excluding the
gain on sale of the Republic Bank shares of $117 MM reported last year, our earnings
were up 35% year-on-year.

Net income for the period was $43.0 million as compared to $31.8 million in the prior
year (excluding the Republic Bank share gain). Net interest income has risen by $6.7 mil-
lion or 9% over the prior year as a result of increase in loan balances and improved US$
rate spreads, despite'the costs of our subordinated debt of $2.6 million (which was issued
in March 2005 to replace our preference shares).

Normalised operating income was $5.3 million (17%) above the prior year, benefiting
from strong performances in capital market transactions and returns from the outsourced
investment portfolios.

Loan balances now stand just below the $5.0 billion mark, reflecting year-on-year growth
;'-f $974 million or 24%, a record for your institution. Total assets stand at.$9.6 billion.

Operating expenses were below the prior year by 1% and our efficiency ratio (ratio of
costs to revenues) was 56.9%, reflecting our continued efforts to improve productivity
and manage growth in an effective and efficient manner.

Annualised return on equity for the quarter was 20.8% versus 13.8% for 2005.

These results do not include the operations of our recently acquired business in Curacao
as this transaction was completed at the end of the quarter.

Based on current economic and market conditions continuing, management expects full
year earnings to be in the range of 10.8 cents to 11.4 cents per share.

Recent Event

The Board of Directors of FirstCaribbean was informed that CIBC and Barclays had signed
a non-binding LEtter of Intent ('101") under which CIBC would acquire Barclays 43.7%
interest in FirstCaribbean at an anticipated share price of US$1.62 with a total transaction
value of approximately US$1.08 billion. This LOI is subject to a number of conditions
including the performance of due diligence and the negotiation and execution of defini-
tive documentation. The transaction would also be conditional upon regulatory approvals.

Given the above, the Board deemed it appropriate to form a Special Committee of the.
Board, comprised of those directors of FirstCaribbean who are not affiliated with CIBC or
Barcays (the "Independent directors) to review potential implications of the transac-
tion, if any, on the company's minority shareholders. In this regard the Independent
Directors, on behalf of the Board, have retained financial and legal advisors and will
report to the Board. The Board will communicate with shareholders, as appropriate. For
further information please refer to the press release issued by FirstCaribbean today.





Michael K. Mansoor
Chairman

March 13, 2006

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET


Unaudited
Quarter ended
January 31, 2006


Cash, balance? with Central Banks
and other fanks
ITrading secuities
Loans and lvances to customers
I investment securities
Property and equipment
Other assets
Goodwill'


Liabilities

Customer deposits
i Other liabilities
"Debt securities in issue


Minority interest

Equity

Shire capital & reserves
Re gained earnings










^.l^


2,410,812
690,179
4,988,548
676,124
142,509
430,366
305,535


Unaudited
Quarter ended Audited
January 31, 20050ctober 31, 2005


3,389,230
327,084
4,014,155
668,455.
153,117
50,054
305,535


2,900,039
668,899
4,630,998
646,594
148,956
266,912
305,535


9,644,073 8,907,630 9,567,933


7,866,328 7,640,222 7,771,743
435,482 33,772 463,915
200,330 198,274
8,502,140 7,673,994 8,433,932

21,085 18,565 21,334



743,817 898,173 736,601
377,031 316,898 376,066

1,120,848 1,215,071 1,112,667

9,644,073 8,907,630 9,567,933


Sir Allan Fields
Director


_____________________________________________________ A


Net cash (used in)/from
operating activities

Net cash (used in)/from
investing activities

Net cash (used in)/from
financing activities

Net (decrease)/increase in
cash and cash equivalents
for the period


FIRSTCARI BBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK


CONSOLDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


Share
Capital


1,297,349


Balance at October 31, 2004

Net income for the period
Dividends

Transfer to reserves
Foreign currency translation
Net change in available-for-sale
investment securities

Balance at January 31, 2005

Balance at October 31, 2005

Net income for the period
Dividends
Transfer to reserves
Foreign currency translation
Net change in available-for-sale
investment securities
Net change in cash flow hedges

Balance at January 31, 2006


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME

Unaudited
Quarter Ended
January 31, 2006


Interest income
Interest expense

Net interest income
Operating income



Operating expenses

Loan loss expenses



Income before taxation and
minority interest
Taxation-

Income before minority interest
Minority interest

Net Income for the period


137,485


Reserves Retained
Earnings

(285,625) 195,379


149,263
- (22,561)


5,183
(227)


(5,183)


Total
Equity

1,207,103

149,263
(22,561)


(227)


(118,507) (118,507)

1,297,349 (399,176) 316,898 1,215,071


1,117,349


(380,748) 376,066


8,118.
(860)


(4,392)
- 4,350


43,017
(33,934)
(8,118)


1,112,667

43,017
(33,934)

(860)


(4,392)
4,350


1,117,349 (373,532) 377,031 1,120,848


Unaudited
:Quater. Ended
January 31, 2005


113,695


Audited
October 31, 2005

479,415


(53,145): (36,019)' (168,664)

84,340 77,676 310,751
36,998: 149,060 235,817

121,338 226,736 546,568

68,993 69,741 262,172

2,982 3,061 7,308

71,975 72,802 269,480


49,363 153,934 277,088
:4,824 3,503 13,9731


44,539


Average number of common shares
outstanding (000's) 1,525,176


Net income per common share in cents
- basic 2.8
-diluted 2.8


150,431


263,115


1,522 1,168 5,180

43,017 149,263 257,935


1,527,874



9.8
8.8


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS


Unaudited
Quarter ended
January 31, 2005


358,483


(23,597)


42,437


377,323


(190,156)


(21,677)


(36.287)


(248,120)


Cash and cash equivalents acquired
as a result of an acquisition


Effect of exchange rate changes
cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents,
beginning of period

Cash and cash equivalents,
end of period


on


(860).


(227)


1,525,176



16.9
16.9




Audited
October 31, 2005


240,326


278,752


.(59,740)


459,338


4,701


(2,066)


2,002,667L 11,540,694 1,540,694


1,753,687 :1,91 7,790 2,002,667


Note: Results have been converted to US$ at an exchange rate of US$1 .BBD$2
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT DISCLOSURE
This report contains forward-looking statements, including statements about our financial condition; results of operations, earnings
outlook, asset quality trends and profitability. Forward looking statements provide management's current expectations or forecasts
of future events and, by their nature, are subject to assumptions, risks and:uncertainties. Although management believes that the
expectations and forecasts reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable actual .results could differ materially from
those contained in or implied by such forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors including: (1) changes In interest rates;
(2) changes In trade, monetary or fiscal policy; (3) changes in general economic condition, or in the condition of the local
economies in which we have significant operations or assets, which could, among other.things, materially impact credit quality
trends and our ability to generate loans; (4) Increased competitive pressure amongfinancial services companies; (5) the ability to
successfully execute strategic initiatives designed to grow revenues and/or manage expenses; (6) consummation of significant busi-
ness combinations or divestitures; (7) operational or risk management failures due to technological or other factors; (8) heightened
regulatory practices, requirements or expectations; (9) new legal obligations or restrictions or unfavorable resolution of litigation;
(10) adverse capital markets conditions; (11) disruption In the economy and general business climate as a result of terrorist activi-
ties or military actions; and (12) changes in accounting or tax practices or requirements. Forward-looking statements are not guar-
antees of future performance and should not be relied upon as representing management'sviews as of any subsequent date. We do
not :assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. For further information regarding FirstCaribbean
Int6hadtional Bank Limited, please read FirstCaribbean Intemational Bank Limited's financial and other reports that are available on
the company's website at www.firstcaribbeanbank.com.


Assets


Unaudited
Quarter ended
January 31, 2006


Richard Venn
Director


I 9awl91- LOWl l go-%


: , .


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THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


PAG6F fR TUESDAY. MARCH 14. 2006


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SUPREME COURT


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2005/PRO/NPR/00514

Whereas ROLAND McHARDY, of Deadman's Cay, Long
Island, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration for the real and
personal estate of LAGLORIA LOUISE McHARDY late of
Deadman's Cay, Long Island, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date
thereof.

Katie Mackey
(for) Registrar



THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
PO. BOX N-167
Ph: (242) 322-4348
Nassau, The Bahamas
Mar. 16, 2006

NO.2006/PRO/NPR/00083

In the estate of WILFRED ARTHUR GRIFFIN, late of Spring
Grove, Fetcham Surrey KT 22 6NH, England in the United
Kingdom,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its Probate Side by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Western District of the Island
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for the Resealing of a Grant of Probate in
the above estate granted to DAVID NICHOLAS PINK,
RAYMOND PHILIP SPOONER AND ROBERT DAVID
PREECE, the Executors, by The High Court of Justice in
the District Probate Registry at Winchester on the 14th day
of December, A.D. 2004.

Signed
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar



THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
P.O. BOX N-167
Ph: (242) 322-4348
Nassau, The Bahamas
Mar. 16, 2006

NO.2006/PRO/NPR/00084

In the estate of LILY PATTERSON, late of 6 old Barn Court,
64 Woodfield Lane, Ashtead Surrey in fhe United Kingdom,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its Probate Side by
VERONICA DELORES GRANT of 19D Santa Maria Avenue
in the City of Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney-at-Law, is the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas
for the Resealing of a Grant of Probate in the above estate
granted to BRIAN ROBERT PATTERSON, the Executors,
by The High Court of Justice in the District Probate Registry
at Brighton in the United Kingdom on the 18th day of
February, A.D. 1997.

Signed
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00085

Whereas VINCENT JOHNSON, of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has


made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for Letters of Administration with Will annexed for the real
and personal estate of MARION GOLD JOHNSON late of
Martin Street off Blue Hill Road, New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
thereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00082

Whereas RUBY ROSANA ROBERT, of Bullock's Harbour,
The Berry Islands, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration for the
real and personal estate of ROSITA DELLROE ROBERTS,
late of Bullock's Harbour, The Berry Islands, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date
thereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
RO. BOX N-167
Ph: (242) 322-4348
Nassau, The Bahamas
Mar. 16, 2006

NO.2006/PRO/NPR/00099

In the estate of MAUREEN CATHERINE BLADON (formerly
known as CATHERINE MAUREEN BLADON), late of
Charleslea, 57 Churchfield Drive, Ansford, Castle Cary,
Somerset, England, United Kingdom,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its Probate Side by
EARL A. CASH of Marlin Drive in the Western District on
the Islands of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law, the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for the Resealing of
a Grant of Representation in the above estate granted to
MICHAEL JOHN BLADDON and ERIC LESLIE SKINNER,
two of the Executors, by The District Probate Registry at
Ipswich on the 31st day of December, A.D. 2004.

Signed
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
P.. BOX N-167
Ph: (242) 322-4348
Nassau, The Bahamas
Mar. 16, 2006

NO.2006/PRO/NPR/00101

In the estate of MARLENE STASSEN, late of 135 Seaman
Road, Jericho, New York, USA,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its Probate Side by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of the Western District on the
Islands of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law, is the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for the Resealing of
a Grant of Probate in the above estate granted to
KIMBERELY BARNES, the Executrix, by The Surrogate's
Court of the County of Nassau in the state of New York on
the 26th day of March, A.D. 2005.

Signed
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00103

Whereas CLARA MONCUR, of St. Lucia Road, Southern
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of
Administration for the real and personal estate of ANTHONY
MONCUR late of St. Lucia Road, Southern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
thereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00104


Whereas KARRAN STURRUP, of Curacao Street, Golden
Gates Estates, Western Distrct, New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for Letters of Administration for the real and personal estate
of DEVAUGHN ROLUE late of Curacao Street, Golden
Gates Estates, Westerh District, New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,.
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
thereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00105

Whereas NORA LOUISE DORSETT, of South Beach,
Southern District, BERNARD "PORKY" DORSETT of
Western Villas, Western District, and ARNOLD DORSETT
of Cowpen Road, Western District, all of New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for Letters of Administration De Bonis Non of the real and
personal estate of ALBERT EDWARD DORSETT late of
Rum Cay, one of the Islands of the'Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date
thereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00106

Whereas NORA LOUISE DORSETT, of South Beach,
Southern District, BERNARD "PORKY" DORSETT of
Western Villas, Western District, and ARNOLD DORSETT
of Cowpen Road, Western District, all of New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for Letters of Administration De Bonis Non of the real and
personal estate of EDITH ANN DORSETT late of Rum Cay,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date
thereof.

,D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00107

Whereas NORA LOUISE DORSETT, of South Beach,
Southern District, BERNARD "PORKY" DORSETT of
Western Villas, Western District, and ARNOLD DORSETT
of Cowpen Road, Western District, all of New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
has made application to the Supreme Court of The&Bahamas,
for Letters of Administration De Bonis Non of the real and
personal estate of EMILY VICTORIA DORSETT late of the
Southern District on the Island of New Providence, The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
thereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
S Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00108

Whereas NORA LOUISE DORSETT, of South Beach,
Southern District, BERNARD "PORKY" DORSETT of'
Western Villas, Western District, and ARNOLD DORSETT
of Cowpen Road, Western District, all of New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for Letters of Administration De Bonis Non of the real and
personal estate of NELLIE DORSETT late of Rum Cay, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date
thereof.


D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00109

Whereas NORA LOUISE DORSETT, of South Beach,
Southern District, BERNARD "PORKY" DORSETT of
Western Villas, Western District, and ARNOLD DORSETT
of Cowpen Road, Western District, all of New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for Letters of Administration De Bohis Non of the real.and
personal estate of CAROLINE DORSETT late of Rum Cay,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date
thereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

:No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00110
'Whereas NORA LOUISE DORSETT, of South Beach,
*Southern District, BERNARD "PORKY" DORSETT of
,Western Villas, Western District, and ARNOLD DORSETT
'of Cowpen Road, Western District, all of New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
4has made application to the Supreme Court of The
4Bahamas, for Letters of Administration De Bonis Non of
,the real and personal estate of WILLIAM EDWARD
;DORSETT late of the Southern District, New Providence,
,one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
Nby the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the
Date thereof.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar
-,
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
PO BOX N-167
Ph: (242) 322-4348
Nassau, The Bahamas
Mar. 16, 2006

NO.2006/PRO/NPR/00111

In the estate of DOROTHY BARBARA DATTNER, late of
24 Colebatch Bishops Castle in the County of Shropshire
in England,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that.after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof., application will be
made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its Probate
Side by HARRY BRACTON SANDS of Skyline Drive,
Western District, of the Islands of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas; is the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas, for the Resealed
Grant of Probate in the above estate granted to ROSITA
JANE HAMAR and CAROLYN ANN DAVIES, the
Executors, by the District Probate Registry of The High
Court of Justice at Liverpool in the County of Lancashire
in England, on the 27th day of July, 2004.
Signed
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
PO. BOX N-167'
Ph: (242) 322-4348
Nassau. The Bahamas
Mar..1 6, 200&,

NO.2006/PRO/NPR/00112
In the estate of RICHARD M. GRIMALDI, late of 8517
S.W. 16th Street in the City of Davie in Broward County in
the State of Florida, U.S.A.,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of.
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be
made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its Probate
Side by ARTHUR SELIGMAN of The Western District, of
the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for the Resealed Grant of Letters of
Administration in the'above estate granted to STELLA
HORTON, the Personal Representative,,by Circuit Court
for Broward County in the State of Florida, U.S.A., on the
2nd day of November, 2004..
Signed
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
; Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/000113

Whereas PORTIA V. SMITH, of Carmichael Pines, Bellot
Road. Nwvv Providence- The Bahamas, has made
appit dauul. to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for
Letters of Administration of the real and personal estate
of TERELL LAYFAYETTE MINARD SMITH late of
Carmichael Pines, Bellot Road, New Providence, The
Bahamas. deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the
date thereof.
D. Robinsor
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/000114
Whereas JANICE WALLACE, of Colony Village, New
Providence, The Bahamas, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration
for the real and personal estate of PETER WALLACE
(a.k.a.) PETER ALEXANDER WALLACE, late of Colony
Village, New Providence, The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications wiii b heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the
date thereof.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00119

Whereas ANGELA FOWLER-BROWN, of No. 96 Water
Street, Big Pond Subdivision on the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration for the real
and personal estate of MILTON ALEXANDER FOWLER
late of No. 96 Water Street, Big Pond Subdivision on the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the
date thereof.
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/00122

Whereas JEREMIAH GRAY, of Sunset Park on the Island
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration for
the real and personal estate of DENSIL GRAY late of
Sunset Park on the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the
date thereof.
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/000126

Whereas CHRISTEN DAVIS, of McCleans Town, Grand
Bahama, The Bahamas, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of
Administration of the real and personal estate of BERSOL
DAVIS late of McCleans Town, Grand Bahama, The
Bahamas, deceased..

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the,
date hereof.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrai


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16. 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/000127

Whereas PEARL TURNQUEST, of Cowpen Road, New
Providence, The Bahamas, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration
of the real and personal estate of GIA TURNQUEST late
of Petty Coat Lane, New Providence, The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the
date thereof.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE .iViSiONN
Mai 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/000128

Whereas MICHA CORVETTE LUNDY-HEPBURN, of No.
15 West Avenue, Millers Heights, New Providence, The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the real and
personal estate of KEMUEL LEVI HEPBURN ii late of No.
15 West Avenue, Millers Heights, New Providence. The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the
date thereof.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Mar 16, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/NPR/000129
Whereas SANDY PRATT, of Malcolm Road, New


Providence, The Bahamas, has made application t i0he
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration
of the real and personal estate of BEATRICE PRATT late
of Malcolm Road, New Providence, The Bahamas,
deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the,
date thereof.
D. Robinson'
(for) Registrar


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SFROM p e security to find such a share-
FROMK page 1B holder within six months, and
requested that third party liabil-
ities not exceed the $27.3 mil-
Questions are now likely to lion shown at June 30,2000.
be raised about whether Mi The Privy Council recorded:
Harajchi will remain in the "In July 2000, the Central Bank
Bahamas in the wake of the sought explanations regarding
Privy Counci ruling. There has Suisse Security's apparently
been speculation that he has put increased profitability shown by
his multi-million Paradise Island its quarterly return as at 31
residence on the market, and is March, 2000, and a Visa debit
seeking to liquidate other card operation, about which it
Bahamas-based assets. had not previously been
Attempts to contact Mr Hara- informed and of which it feared
jchi via the Confidential Source use might be made by criminal
or the former Village Road elements for money-laundering."
Squash Club building, which he And by September 30, 2000,
bought, proved fruitless yester- Suisse Security had exceeded the
day. He also has business inter- 5:1 deposits to capital ratio, with
ests in Europe. deposits totalling $31.578 mil-
The Privy Council detailed lion against shareholder equity
how matters came to a head of just over $6 million.
between the Central Bank and Then, Suisse Security failed to
Suisse Security, the affair begin- disclose that it had pledged $3
ning during the 2000 second half. million of its assets as collateral
The Central Bank was insist- for a bond relating to a ruling
ing that Suisse Security attract in a US court in New York, even
a major institutional sharehold- though it involved a sum equiv-
er; commission a special audit alent to almost 50 per cent of its
of its Visa debit card portfolio; share capital.
and maintain a 5:1 ratio of capi- Mr Francis warned Mr Lunn,
tal to deposits. the bank's managing director,
The 5:3 deposit ratio was a on December 7, 2000, that in
condition set by the Central relation to the 5:1 ratio "it is a
Bank for granting Suisse Securi- very dangerous strategy to vio-
ty's licence in 1993, and had late limits placed on the bank"
been accepted by its sharehold- and that "this clearly indicates
ers. as a complete failure to moni-
The Privy Council noted that tor our limit placed on the
Suisse Security's September 30, bank".
1999, accounts showed that it Suisse Security then chal-
had total capital of $5.891 mil- lenged a special audit of its Visa
lion, comprising $3 million in operation, holding $10 million
share capital and $2.891 million for around 500 customers, which
in retained earnings. was performed by Deloitte &
However, the bank had paid Touche on the Central Bank's
$1.6 million into a trust account behalf. It also failed to provide
to cover damages awarded the regulator with information
against it by the US District on the risk to the bank from the
Court for the Middle District of New York court case.
Florida. It had appealed the ver The Centra- Bank then dis-
dict, and Mr Harajchi had corn- covered a purported insurance
mitted to underwrite any poten- policy did not cover Suisse Secu-
tial loss. rity from the $3 million in poten-
N Mi H.iralchi. though, reject- tiallosses, while no Comfort Let-
' lo Nih tr inc- ,- i quest to find ter guaranteeing to underwrite
_an institutioiial shareholder at the potential $1.6 million loss
an August 21. 21,10). niceting .from other court case was forth-
the- governor was concerned coming.
about 77.5 per cent of Suisse Because such a large chunk of
Security's share capital being in the bank's share capital was at:
Sthehan4s,of a single family,. risk, the Central Bank first sus-
i he Central Bank senf a letter' `pelided ahndthen revoked the
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Head Office Tel (246) 367-2300
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CIBC to acquire Barclays stake in FirstCaribbean

in major investment in the Caribbean

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CIBC and Barclays Bank PLC, the two controlling shareholders of FirstCaribbean International Bank, have
announced that they have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent for CIBC to acquire Barclays 43.7% ownership
stake in FirstCaribbean. Upon completion of the transaction, CIBC would own approximately 87.4% of
FirstCaribbean.

The transaction is anticipated to take place at a price per FirstCaribbean share of US$1.62, with a total transaction
value of approximately US$1.08 billion. CIBC and FirstCaribbean remain committed to maintaining local listings
and a strong minority ownership in the region that they expect to grow over time.

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution. CIBC provides a full range of products and services to more
than 11 million individual and small business clients, administers $203.2 billion of assets for individuals and meets
the financial needs of Corporate and Institutional clients. With approximately 37,000 employees worldwide, CIBC
offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network And at branches
and offices across Canada, the United States and around the world. CIBC enjoys an Aa3 rating from Moody's
Investors Service and an A+ rating from Standard & Poor's.

CIBC has a long-standing presence in the Caribbean region. It opened its first branch in 1920, and acquired its
current ownership stake in FirstCaribbean when its Caribbean operations were merged in 2002 with those of
Barclays to form FirstCaribbean.

What does this mean for our customers? We anticipate no change to our day-to-day operations, and you will see
no change in your relationship with FirstCaribbean. Upon completion of the transaction:

We will continue to operate under the FirstCaribbean brand.
Our management structure and governance remains the same.
There are no impacts on the staff who serve you.
Our relationship with our customers will continue under existing terms.

The partnership between CIBC and Barclays which created FirstCaribbean has built a strong leader in the
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the continued growth of our business in this region, and we anticipate that this new relationship will be fruitful for
all our stakeholders, including you, our customers.

This is an exciting new chapter in FirstCaribbean's history. This proposed additional US$1.08 billion investment by
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by our two controlling shareholders.

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0 TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
TREVOR Barry was
crowned the king of the jumps
over the weekend at the
National Association of Inter-
collegiate Athletics (NAIA)
indoor championships.
Barry had to battle two fel-
low Bahamians, one of whom
was a teammate, for the men's
high jump and long jump
titles.
Coming into the high jump
competition ranked second
behind Donald Thomas of
Lindenwood University, Bar-
ry cleared 2.23 metres, with
Thomas coming in second
with 2.18m.
Barry moved from the high
jump pit to the long jump run-
way where he leaped to 7.70m
for the win over teammate
Adrian Griffith's best perfor-
mance of 7.63m.
The second place finishing
was just the beginning for
Griffith who also took part in
the men's 60m dash.
In the first round of the
event Griffith competed in
heat five, posting 6.89 seconds,


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moving him to heat one in the
semi-finals where he posted a
time of 6.78 seconds.
The time give Griffith the
fourth fastest time heading
into the finals, but at the end
of the race, Griffith would
steal the second spot turning
in a 6.83 seconds performance
behind Michael Rodgers of
Lindenwood who clocked 6.72
seconds.

Dash
In the women's 60m dash,
Bahamians Lanece Clarke
and Petra Munroe met up on
the track for the first time this
year.
With both athletes produc-
ing fast times that placed them
in the top 10 ranking in the
champions, the title was
awarded to Clarke, a member


of the Missouri Baptist track
and field team.
Clarke went into the finals
with the second fastest time
with 7.62 seconds while
Munroe grabbed the fourth
spot with 7.76 seconds.
However, Clarke would run
away with the crown with a
best of 7.58 seconds ahead of
teammate Nickesha Anderson
who clocked 7.59 seconds,
Munroe was fourth with 7.78
seconds.
After competing in the 60m,
Clarke moved onto the 200m
dash where she fell short of a
qualification spot for the
finals.
She and Munroe ran in the
same heat with Munroe snag-
ging the last qualification spot
with a time of 25.31 seconds,
Clarke's time was 25.63 sec-
onds.
But the luck in the finals


would run out for Munroe
who suffered a false start -
taking her out of the event.
The men's 200m would see
Olympian Aaron Cleare of
Dickinson State take heat two
in 21.50 seconds, but he had to
settle for third place in the
finals behind Rodgers, who
won the 60m dash.
Cleare's time was clocked
at 21.34 seconds, Rodgers was
first in 21.07 seconds and Had-
dow Weatherborne in 21.20
seconds for second place.
Both Cleare and Ramon
Miller would sit out the sec-
ond round of the 400m just
missing qualifications.

Heat
Although Cleare won his
heat in 49.10 seconds and
Miller posted the second
fastest time in his heat of 49.1-5
seconds, the top six perform-
ers all dipped below 48
seconds to advance to the
finals.
At the Charleston Southern
University meet held in
Charleston, South Carolina,
the team members of Bene-


dict College were back in
action.
In the high jump event,
Petra McDonald was second
behind Sarah Vanhorn with a
clearance of 1.58m, Vanhorn
cleared 1.65m for the win.
McDonald would settle for
fourth in the 100m hurdles
with 15.96 seconds and 10th
in the 200m with 28.04 sec-
onds.
Julie Nixon would take the
third spot in the 400m with
58.91 seconds.
Also in the event was
Aniska Rolle who finished up
eighth with a time of 1:02.42
seconds.
Nixon also snatched the sec-
ond spot in the 800m with
2:25.67 seconds, Antius
Robinson was ninth in 2:40.26
seconds while Amanda
Mackey was 12th in 2:45.63
seconds.
Taking the third spot in the
400m was Carl Rolle with a
best of 48.65 seconds, team-
mate Antonio Williams was
14th in 52.17 seconds.
Rolle took the men's 400m
hurdles with 55.53 seconds
and Williams was eighth in the
100m with 11.62 seconds.


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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MARINES AUGUSTINE OF
GOLDEN GATES #2, 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 14TH day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that BRADLEY JAMES TRECO OF
IMPERIAL PARK, 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 14TH day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau. Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that NATALEE DELL OF P.O. BOX
SS-6063, 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 7TH day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147. Nassau,
Bahamas.


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of Commonwealth Games


TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
SNATHANIEL McKinney
will not compete in the Com-
monwealth Games, after
pulling his hamstring at the
World Indoor Champi-
onships over the weekend.
The injury has forced the
Bahamas Association of Ath-
letic Association (BAAA) to
remove McKinney's name
from the 14-member team
Sand the 4x400 meter squad.
i i.McKinney, who would
have been enroute with his
Fellow team members to Mel-
.bourne, Australia, for his
first appearance in the Com-
C monwealth Games is expect-
ed to return home no later
than Wednesday.

Melbourne
Teammates Christine
Amertil, Chris Brown, Den-
nis Darling, Tim Munnings
and Troy McIntosh were
expected to leave for Mel-
bourne from Moscow, Rus-
sia, yesterday to join Lavern
.Eve, Tonique Williams-
Darling and Dominic
B '. "Demeritte, who are already
in Australia
McKinney, the lead-off
runner for the men's 4x400m
team was anchoring the
event for the team at the
0 NATHANIEL MCKINNEY celebrates at last year's World Championships meet when he pulled out of
the race. The team, which


Competition heats up for NPWBA finals


consisted of Darling, McIn-
tosh and Munnings, was'in
third place at that point, in
the semi-finals.
SAccording to public rela-
tions officer Ralph McKin-
ney, Nathaniel (McKinney)
will be missed on the relay
team, but his non-appearance
will not hurt the team's
chances at a medal.

Important
Ralph said: "The team will
definitely miss Nathaniel, he
is an important part of the
team on and off the track.
"This is one of the reasons
why we have alternates.
There are six members on
the 4x400m team, the count
includes McKinney. While it
is unfortunate he is down,
the chance of securing a
medal is possible.
"The .team consists of
capable runners who are able
to go through the rounds and
getting us a good spot into
the finals."
The five members include
Munnings, McIntosh, Dar-
ling, Avard Moncur and
Chris Brown.
With McKinney out of the
competition, sprinter
Demeritte will be asked to
assist the team if needed.
Track and field is expected
to get underway way next
Wednesday with the rounds
of the 4x400m beginning on
Friday.


WITH McKinney out of
the competition, sprinter
Dominic Demeritte (above)
will be asked to assist the
team if needed.


B BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE Johnson Lady Truckers are look-
ing to finish what they have started on
Thursday past by closing out the best of
three series tonight.
While the Truckers hope to make their
second appearance in the New Providence
Women's Basketball Association (NPW-
BA) finals, the Sunshine Auto Cheetah's
are hoping that their streak of luck con-
tinues and they can create an upset in the
league by sending the defending champi-
ons, the New Cleaners Angels, packing.
Botlf the Truckers and the Angels came
to the DW Davis gym on Saturday night
with plans of closing out their series, but
their opponents the COB Caribs and the
Cheetahs had different agendas.
The second game saw the Caribs bring
an upset to the Truckers' plan with a 89-75
victory to extend the lead.
Sparking the Caribs comeback was
Kimberly Rolle who blazed to 27 points
and Adina Knowles with 13 points.
But, according to head coach Jeanie
Minus, the lack of taking care of the bas-
ketball was her team's main problem
which they will correct by the next game.
She said: "The team didn't play with
intensity, we came out flat and it showed
in our play. This game we will need to
protect the ball better, make the other
team make the turnovers.
"We also need to pound the ball inside
some more. We have to get our big men
involved, work the inside. We will have to


play a well rounded basketball in order to
pull off the win."
The Caribs were able to stop the Truck-
ers on the fast break, holding Glenda
Gilcud to 15 points. Gilcud is the Truck-
ers' lead fast break scorer.
Minus said: "I am sure we will come
out victorious if we master the fast break
again. I knew they were going to come
back looking to extend the series, but I
thought we would respond every time
they came fighting back. '
"We weren't able to do that because
of the fast break points. The problem
doesn't lie in the offence, its our defence
that is costing us big time. The defence
continuously breaks down. We are going
to get our points on the offence, but our
defence is the key to generating our fast
break points and once we don't play any
defence we will lose."
The Truckers had produced a better
half-time shooting performance, because
the Caribs weren't connecting on their
field goals.
This all changed in the second quarter
when Rolle took the shooting role in
hand. She scored 15 of her 25 points in the
second half.
In the feature game on the night the
Cheetahs bounced back from a 10 point
loss to take the game 71-60.
The win was no surprise for coach
Mario Bowleg, who revealed that his
team's game plan will be the same heading
into game three.
For Bowleg, his team will only need to'
play tough and the victory will be theirs.
Bowleg said: "We didn't do anything


different from last game. We are capable
of playing them, I believe that we match-
up better with them than anyone else in
the league. It's just confidence.
"After losing the game we know where
our downfalls were. I's just a matter of
the girls coming out to play.
"I think the team lead it all out on the
line, if they come out to play, then the
game would be very competitive and can
swing anyway. Once we keep it competi-
tive the best team with endurance will
win, and we feel as though we can pull it
off."
Not too concerned about the Angels
figuring out his team's game plan, Bowleg
said that his opponents should expect a
press that will work in the Cheetah's
favour.
Bowleg admitted that he will press but
it will be up to the Angels to figure out
when in the game it will take place.
He added: "We're not going to change
anything, we are going to continue with
the press, trying to confuse them. They
know the press is coming, every game
they expect a press, but the trick about
that is they don't know which one we are
going to use on them."
The first of the two decisive games will
see the Cheetahs in action first followed
by the Caribs and the Truckers.


THE Cheetahs and the Angels in
action on Saturday night. The Cheetahs
won 71-60.
(Photo: Felipg Major/Tribune staff)


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