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Publication Date: March 17, 2006
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Volume: 102 No.98

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006



Officer shot

by pair armed

with shotguns

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE public's help is needed
in capturing two men posing as
police officers who robbed a
la-undromat on-Carrlichael
Road and shot a police officer.
The plea from Chief Supt
Hulan Hanna comes after the
officer was shot shortly after
3.30am yesterday.
The Superwash laundromat
was robbed by two men who
not only identified themselves
as officers, but were dressed in
police uniforms and armed with
On leaving the store, the men
noticed two officers approach-
ing and opened fire, hitting one
in the left arm and "leg areas".
According to police press liai-
son Walter Evans, the injured
officer was rushed to hospital
by ambulance and was last night
listed in stable condition.
Reportedly, at the scene of
the crime in nearby bushes a
pair of gloves, a mask, shotgun,
and a small amount of cash
were discovered.
Mr Hanna said it is still not
known if the impostors are con-
nected to a spree of robberies
last month that utilised a similar
"mode of operation".
Although declaring it highly
unlikely, Mr Hanna admitted
that there was a possibility that
the robbers could, in fact, have
been officers.
"It is easy for a person to pre-
tend to be a police officer

because they know that if the\
go to someone's home and say
they are police officers the aver-
age person would entertain
"While it is of concern to us
that persons would pretend to
be police officers f~ypu to back
in time as far as recent memor'
you would have persons trom
time to time who would put on
jackets or other paraphernalia
and say they are police officers."
he said.
Mr Hanna promised that.
although the men got a" av this
time, "they will be apprehended
at some point."
"The behaviour of police offi-
cers going into crime would be
something that would be more
on the slide, as opposed to tak-
.ing a gun and boldly going into
an establishment and announc-
ing this is a hold-up in police
"Any right-thinking person
would expect for the police to
be concerned, and so we are not
taking it in a cavalier fashion.
"But certainly we do not want
to read too much into it for per-
sons to become afraid of police
officers," he said.
Mr Hanna said that, if such
crimes go too long without
being stopped, it won't be long
before the crime is replicated
in the community.
Therefore the public is asked
to phone in to their nearest
police station or call 919 if they
have any information which
could lead to the arrest of the
two men.

Straw Market 'was a fire hazard'

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Cuban dentists reflect on

time in detention centre

TWO Cuban dentists released to the US
this week said yesterday they are happy to be
reunited with their families and are appealing
to the Bahamian government to reduce time.
detainees spend at Carmichael Road deten-
tion centre.
However, their fight to be completely

detached from their homeland has not ended.
Dr Marialys Darias Mesa told The Tribune
she is now fighting to have her daughter
brought from Cuba to the US. She said her
daughter also had a visa and that she was trying
to get her to Florida by the quickest means
SEE page 12

FNM hits out over diplomat postings

THE two newest overseas
postings of top-level Bahami-
an diplomats in China and
Cuba were made inexplicably
.ahead of schedule and at
unnecessary cost to taxpay-
ers, the FNM said in a release
The opposition said the
rushed postings did not
appear to be the result of nor-
mal relations between states
but "they smell of personal

"The PLP government con-
tinues to bungle and, regret-
tably, it is at the expense of
the Bahamian people," the
party said.
Increasingly in the man-
agement of its foreign rela-
tions, the government of
Prime Minister Perry Christie,
said the FNM, is not behaving
like a sovereign government
acting in the best interests of
its people.
"Diplomatic action appears

to be dictated by the whims
and fancy of a foreign minis-
ter who is beyond the control
of the prime minister,
whether dealing with devel-
opments in Haiti, member-
ship in the CSME, trade with
India and China, the policy
governing the grant of visi-
tors visas, the treatment of
asylum seekers or the identi-
fication and posting of senior
SEE page 12

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Ehe Aiami S feraDb

STRAW vendors whose livelihoods
went up in flames nearly five years ago
have been put at risk yet again by a
massive build-up of rubbish in their tem-
porary market.
When they moved into a huge tent
on Bay Street in 2002, no provision was
made for removing trash from the site, it
was claimed yesterday.
As a result, the market used by hun-
dreds of tourists every day was a fire
hazard which could have erupted at any
This week, health workers were
amazed at the quantity of garbage they
found in the tent. They filled hundreds
of bags with refuse.
Public health officer Ezekiel
Munnings told The Tribune that the
livelihoods of straw vendors were again
at risk because no acceptable method
of trash disposal was ever put in place at
the facility.
When the old market burned down
on September 4, 2001, a major factor in
the extent of the disaster was lack of
water. Mr Munnings said water pres-
sure in the area is a little better, but still
run on an electric pump.
The vendors were helped out by many
people after they were left without work
SEE page 12



R FROM LEFT: Gregory Bethel, Executive Chairman; Indi-
na Burrows, retiree; Delores Nottage, retiree, cutting ribbon; a "
COB marketing student, and Leon Williams, acting President
and CEO Bahamas Telecommunications Company. -
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FREE Safety Clinic

for Children

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with The Meridian School and !Webcite
to provide funds for a free Safety 1st!
Safety Smart! Clinic for children ages 3
to 12 years old. This special clinic is

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designed to equip children in our
community with strong, effective, safety
smarts. The safety clinic will be held at
the New Providence Community Centre,
Blake Road on Saturday March 18, 2006
from 3pm to 5pm. This interactive
celebration or safe choices will be
presented in the form of music, skits,,
mini-workshops and audience
participation. Safety 1st! Safety Smart!
utilizes information brought together
from sources such as The Bahamas
National Child Prevention Council and
The Child Lures School Program. Other
safety tips will also be addressed by
child safety advocates from abroad. RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is proud to be an
Elite Safety Corp Sponsor for this Safety
1st! Safety Smart! clinic which will teach
our nations children the importance of
safety in their surroundings.

tion in recognition of their
members' years of devoted ser-
The association, which was
formed in March 2005, has a
membership of 270.
With the dedication of the
building on Thursday, the asso-
ciation now has a headquarters
where they can keep a cen-
tralised filing document storage
system, permanent address and
telephone/fax number where
members may make inquiries,
renew membership arid main-
tain contact with their former
Executive chairman of the
board of directors Gregory
Bethel pointed out that the
association has been instru-
mental in providing assistance
to retirees and had been vital
in improving pension payments
and benefits for its members.
,--Through a new programme,

many of the members have
agreed to put their experience
to use and help the company
with customer relations.
They will be on hand at all
BTC offices and customer ser-
vice desks, where they will be
wearing blue aprons with the
words "ask me, I can help"
clearly displayed on them.
With this in mind, he said, it
has come increasingly impor-
tant for the organisation to have
a proper facility from which to
do business.
Acting BTC president and
CEO Leon Williams said that
throughout their years of ser-
vice, the retirees have con-
tributed greatly to the company
and continue to do so through
their participation in the asso-
"Although we miss their dai-
ly participation,,.we take com-
fort in knowing that they have

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a resident of Fire Trail Road East,
& formerly of Eaglesham near
Glasgow, Scotland, will be held
at New Providence Community
Centre, Blake Road, on Saturday
I at lla.m. Officiating will be
S'. Pastor Clint-Kemp, assisted by
Pastor Matthew Sweeting.
Interment follows in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in
the garden of Harmony, J.FK. Drive

Left to cherish her precious memories are her mother:
Fiona Mary McLean Macdonald Edwards; father:
Lindall "Lindy"Jonas Edwards; 1 brother: Samuel
Clive Proctor; grandparents: Bette & Alex Smith of
Scotland, Princess & Jonas Edwards; aunts & uncles:
Sandy & Thomas Duff, Pemell Edwards, Alma Cox,
Alva Thurston, Juan Edwards, Patricelli Edwards,
Jennifer Edwards, Sandra Edwards, Mae Mae
Edwards, Mateo Edwards, Larry McKenzie; cousins:
Lewis Duff, Janae, Marcellino, Petra, Kyle, Ryan,
Sterling, Amanda & Nikki Edwards; a host of relatives
& friends including our family in Eaglesham, Scotland;
Gurth Knowles, Jr., Keith Knowles, Frank Mcintosh,
Reginald Saunders, Brady Glass, & all the members
of N.A. & all the many, many friends who loved &
supported us.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's
Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on
Friday only.

Dr Nottage

calls for an end


Tribune Staff
against persons with HIV
and AIDS in the Bahamas
is taking lives and must
stop immediately, Health
Minister Dr Bernard Not-
tage said yesterday.
Speaking at the College
of the Bahamas Golden Z
Club Health Rally, Dr
Nottage also noted the
importance of sexually
active persons knowing
their HIV status, and
infected persons accepting
"Too many of our
young adults are dying
because of pride, fright-
ened of stigma and dis-
crimination and reluctant
to come in for evaluation
and treatment, even
though they know they are
HIV infected. We must
stop the stigma and dis-
crimination now," he said.
Dr Nottage reported
that over the past 20
years, 10,479 persons have
tested positive for HIV in
the Bahamas.
Presently, he said, 6,853
persons are HIV positive
or living with AIDS.
He added that 5,243
persons have already
developed AIDS and over
the past two decades 3,612
have died from AIDs and
related illnesses.
Treatments are avail-
able that arrest the
progress of the virus, Dr
Nottage said, but added
that persons need to come
in for follow-up care.
He said abstinence is
still the best way to avoid
infection. Putting off sexu-
al activity until you are
mature enough to deal
wit the consequences is a
good plan, he said.
Dr Nottage also advised
those who are sexually
active to use a condom
correctly every time they
have sex.
"Too many of our
brothers and sisters, and
our fellow citizens have
been struck down by darts
made out of their own
feathers. Not learning the
facts about HIV/AIDs
puts you at risk it puts us
all at risk.
"Its time to be smarter.
It's time everyone of us
began making positive
choices and encouraging
each other to make posi-
tive choices," said Dr Not-

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THE Retirees Association of
the Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company (BTC) received
a permanent home yesterday
from which to conduct business.
A building located at the
Poinciana Drive BTC facility
was dedicated to the associa-

Pictured from left: Judy Knowles, manager customer service and operations, RBC JFK Branch,
Carol L. Rock-O'Brien designer/developer !Webcite, and Lisa Sawyer-McCartney, director,
SThe Meridian School. Students from The Meridian School are also pictured.



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FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006, PAGE 3



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A REPORT on the govern-
ment's hurricane restoration
project in Grand Bahama will
soon be presented to parliament
according to former Housing
minister Shane Gibson.
Mr Gibson said that although
the full financial figures for the
project are not yet available, an
account of how much money
was spent and received by the
government in the aftermath of
hurricanes Francis and Jeanne
in 2004 can be expected in the
near future.
He "a ,responding to High
Rock MP Lindsay Russell, who
also asked whetherr the restora-
tion contact that was signed
included road work in Hanna
Hll, Eight Mile Rock and
whether that contract includ-
ed any road outside West End.
Works Minister Bradley
Roberts responded, saying that
roads outside West End were
included in the contract.
He added that specific con-
tracts will be issued for the
Eight Mile Rock area and par-
ticularly for coastal areas that
were severely damaged by
Francis and Jeanne.

Teachers put on 'amber alert'

as negotiation meeting fails

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas Union of
Teachers (BUT) warns that it
will not be "filibustered" by the
government's bargaining con-
tractors and called for all mem-
bers to be on "amber alert"
until further notice.
Yesterday a pre-arranged
meeting was to take place
between the union and the gov-
ernment's industrial contrac-
tors, however according to
BUT president Ida Poitier-
Turnquest and secretary gen-
eral Belinda Wilson, the gov-
ernment negotiators failed to
turn up.
Speaking with The Tribune
at the site of the failed meeting,
Mrs Poitier-Turnquest said the
union remains adamant that it
will not allow the government
to limit who will be included in

the union's bargaining agree-
On Wednesday, contract
consultants Keith Archer and
Frank Carter said that the
union demonstrated a disrup-
tive spirit and was "unco-oper-
ative" and "argumentative"
during the past two meetings.
However, Mrs Poitier-Turn-
quest claimed that it is the con-
sultants who are demonstrat-
ing a negative attitude during
meetings. She pointed out that
they did not even turn up at
yesterday's meeting.
The union and the govern-
ment have been at odds over
whether the BUT should be
representing both teachers and
administrative staff and have
virtually reached an impasse
on the issue.
The BUT, which wants to
represent all school workers,
has since sent the matter on to

* IDA Poitier-Turnquest

the Industrial Tribunal, which
has been asked to examine the
government's proposal and give
the union advice.
"The BUT has been recog-

nised as the sole bargaining
agent for all its members in the
public school system in the
Bahamas for the past 59 years.
We are greatly concerned that
the government is trying to
deny our members the right of
representation," the union
president said.
Mrs Poitier-Turnquest said
that the union was sensitive to
the government's predicament
following Hurricane Wilma and
postponed its contract negotia-
tions in November, 2005.
She said the "good faith"
that the union has displayed
over the past several weeks has
not been reciprocated.
If it agreed to make a dis-
tinction between teachers,
administrative staff and other
personnel, the union would risk
losing up to 1,200 of its 3,500
members, Mrs Poitier-Turn-
quest said.

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She said such a blow to the
base support of the union
would drastically reduce its bar-
gaining capability.
"We invite the government
to come back to the table and
negotiate in good faith and
desist from using this as a
stalling tactic. We reiterate that
the BUT shall continue to rep-
resent and negotiate for all
3,500 of its members from
Grand Bahama to Inagua," she
The union has placed its
members on amber alert, ask-
ing them to await further
instructions from their respec-
tive shop stewards.
While not wanting to elabo-
rate on exactly what action the
union could take next, Mrs
Poitier-Turnquest stated that
all teachers know exactly what
the "amber alert" message

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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals for the position of MANAGER/BUSINESS CONTINUITY in its IT Business
Continuity Department.
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.
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
SKnowledge 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:






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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

Recalling the past for Mr Christie (2)

WHEN Prime Minister Perry Christie lam-
basted Opposition Leader Hubert Ingraham
and his deputy, Montagu MP Brent Symonette,
for not being in the House for the opening of a
new session of parliament last month, he obvi-
ously forgot what had taken place at the open-
ing of a new parliament in 1992.
Mr Christie was so aghast at the behaviour of
the two opposition leaders that he told the
House that of all his years in parliament -
dating from the time he was appointed to the
Senate in 1974 he had not "witnessed such
an experience from a leader in this country."
He had not heard about it, read about it or
seen such behaviour, he said.
Obviously, he had blanked out 1992. On.
August 19 of that year, the FNM won the gov-
ernment from the 25-year stranglehold of Sir
Lynden Pindling's PLP. It was a political blow
that the PLP neither understood, nor expected.
Sir Lynden did all that he could to minimize
the humiliation, convinced that the FNM had
been elected just as an "interim" government.
He also did all that he could to disrupt the
When a new parliament opens, members
meet in their own chamber to elect a speaker
in readiness for the moment when the Gover-
nor-General summonses them to the Senate
chamber so that members of both houses can
hear the Speech from the Throne.
For the first time in Bahamian parliamen-
tary history the new prime minister Hubert
Ingraham decided to hold the opening of
parliament in the public square rather than in
the Senate chamber, which could seat only a
few invited guests.
Symbolic of the kind of government he
hoped to head an open government in the
sunshine; a "new political culture in a vibrant
democracy" the acting governor-general
opened parliament in the public square. The
ceremony was held in Rawson Square, Mr
Ingraham explained, to "allow the diplomat
and the straw worker, the paper boy and the
banker, the politician and the hotel worker,
rich and poor to view the majesty of the peo-
ple's parliament, in the people's square of the
people's Bahamas."
By 9 o'clock on the morning of September 2,
1992 a large crowd started to gather in Rawson
Square. Members of the Opposition, led by
Sir Lynden, had already taken their seats in the
House chamber, with their family and friends
seated in the gallery, when the new prime min-
ister and government parliamentarians arrived
to the cheers of the crowds in the square.
A political argument, started by Sir Lynden,
disrupted the proceedings in the House cham-
ber with Sir Lynden protesting the reading of
the Speech from the Throne by acting Gover-
nor General Sir Kendal Isaacs rather than
Governor-General Sir Clifford Darling.
Sweltering in the hot sun, the crowds below
grew agitated, loudly urging government and
opposition to hurry downstairs so that Sir

Kendal could be sent for to start the proceed-
"Throw Ping downstairs!" someone shout-
ed, recalling the days when Sir Lynden
snatched the mace from the Speaker's dais,
walked to the window and smashed it on the
pavement below.
The proceedings were further delayed when
it came time to elect a speaker. Apparently, Sir
Lynden had agreed by telephone with Mr
Ingraham that he had no difficulty with the
appointment of Mr Vernon Symonette as
speaker. With such an agreement, the show
of hands for the election was expected to move
smoothly and quickly.
There was only one hitch. Sir Lynden had
changed his mind, delaying proceedings even
further. Mr Ingraham told Sir Lynden, who
was obviously still reeling from his unexpected
defeat at the polls, that if he had changed his
mind, the gentlemanly thing would have been
to have informed him.
The chief clerk could not conduct the elec-
tion, because of the constant interruption by Sir
Lynden and his colleagues. "At one point,"
reported The Tribune, "Sir Lynden and oppo-
sition MPs, Sir Clement Maynard, Darrell
Rolle and Perry Christie were all standing at
once talking."
Eventually, the vote was taken with the
opposition voting with the government for Mr
By this time the crowds in the square, aware
of what was happening upstairs in the chamber,
were hot, bothered and angry.
Eventually the Opposition walked out of the
House, refusing to participate further in the
proceedings. They left to the boos and cat-
calls of the Bahamian people.
Mr Ingraham and his government entered
the square to tumultuous cheers and the pro-
ceedings continued.
When government returned to the House's
chambers upstairs to take the oath of qualifi-
cation one of two oaths required, before
being admitted to serve the Bahamian people
-- the Opposition was not there to be sworn in.
Nor did the PLP Senators return to the Senate
chamber to participate in their own swearing-
in ceremony.
"Today," reported The Tribune on Sep-
tember.3, 1992, "all PLP parliamentarians -
both House members and Senators are still
members-elect to the new parliament."
The new government also deferred the
appointment of House committees until the
PLP were properly sworn in.
Did the absence of Messrs Ingraham and
Symonette at last month's opening of a new
session of parliament threaten to scuttle that
opening as did the behaviour of the PLP in
1992 at the opening of a new parliament?
How does the PLP's 1992 behaviour fit into
Mr Christie's concept of a parliamentary
To be continued Monday.


of land still

going on

EDITOR, The Tribune
I NOTED with interest in this
morning's daily that the Great
Land Giveaways continues on
the fast track. From Grand
Bahama and Abaco in the north rent real estate prices being
to Rum Cay and now Mayagua- what they are, the I-Group
na in the south, our country should have no trouble recoup.
continues to be gobbled up for ing their initial investment
what appears to be a pittance along with a handsome profit
and some promises. "Long forgotten, long neglect.
The latest heads of agree- ed, long forsaken Mayaguans
ment announced by the Christie can now rise and take its place
government, if I read correct- at the national table as a ful
ly, involves the initial capital partner," said Mr Christie.
investment by a US-based I am sure that the native
enterprise, The I-Group, of Mayaguanas and all enterprise
fourteen million dollars, with ing Bahamians are now eagerly
further two million dollar clos- awaiting their opportunity t(
ing payment to the government buy into this venture or perhaps
for 5825 acres of Crown land they will wait for the second
on Mayaguana, with the gov- stage development of the 200
ernment also providing addi- room hotels, golf courses
tional development concessions expanded marina and the 200(
and the "expertise" of the Hotel + lot housing estate where
Corporation. The first stage of undoubtedly, numerous lucra
development apparently con- tive investment and employ
sists of a 10-slip marina, how ment opportunities will be avail
grand, and a 50-lot housing able to deserving Bahamians
estate and golf course. With cur- And let's not forget about al

Concert is a

of that wonderful infrastructure
promised, airports, water plants,
roads, etc, which is forthcom-
ing, will see the government
give the I-Group another 4000 +
acres with which to speculate.
Mr Christie said "with this
agreement Mayaguana joins all
of the other islands of the
Bahamas that are helping to
write a new history of econom-
ic progress and prosperity for
our country." I have no doubt
that the I-Group are laughing
all the way to the bank having
helped to write this particular
chapter of history.
We Bahamians are truly liv-
ing in the promise land, but
promised to whom? I recognize
that foreign investment is nec-
essary but not at the expense
of the present and future gen-
erations of Bahamians who are
seeing their birthright being
parceled off piecemeal under
the guise of economic progress.
March 8 2006




tribute to founder

EDITOR, The Tribune
IT was a celebration of love
concert for such a worthy indi-
vidual as Mrs Kayla Lockhart-
Edwards. The concert was pro-
duced by Mrs Joann Deveaux-
Callender and her husband Lee.
Two esteemed artists in their
own right. The choir was the
Chamber singers, a group.that
Mrs Edwards founded many
years ago. They are now called
.the Kayla Lockhart-Edwards'
Chamber Singers.
I have been to many concerts
here and abroad but none so far
in my life can compare to this
concert held at the National
Centre for the Performing Arts.
It was awesome, professional
and spirit-filled. Magic was in
the air from start to finish.
The Chamber Singers, Pat
Rahming, Osana Neely the St
Thomas More dancers to name
a few kept the audience totally
thrilled and entertained. This
was such a wonderful tribute
for a dainty woman in stature
but a giant in the cultural arena
of this country. Mrs Lockhart-

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Edwards is truly an icon in all
that pertains to culture in this
country and has been for many
She has always tried to make
Bahamians appreciate the
diverse and rich heritage that
we have in our country as she
always said appreciate "dis we
ting". Mr and Mrs Callender
deserve so much praise for tak-
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schedules to accomplish this
feat that went off without a
Our country, the Bahamas, is
a small nation in size and popu-
lation; but our talent is huge.
We can compete on any world
stage and make it look so easy.
My brother, William (Billy)
Brown, and my friend, Mrs
Lauren Major-Higgs, are two
of the original member of the

Chamber Singers. Knowing
their voices I knew that I was
going to be totally entertained.
Hats off to the organizers
once again, the participants and
everyone who had something
to do with the honouring of Mrs
Edwards in this way while God
has her here to see and feel the
love for her from her country-
men and women. May God
continue to give her good
I personally feel that an
encore performance should
happen and please Chamber
Singers remain intact and keep
the legacy of Mrs Edwards
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force has deteriorated to such
distressing levels that the insti-
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lawlessness, Deputy Commis-
sioner of Police John Rolle said.
Mr Rolle made this charge
during the police's Inspectors
Day Away event on Wednesday.
He told the assembled officers
that discipline within the organ-
isation has sunken to a "dis-
iders graceful and shameful low."
"Without immediate and deci-
sive intervention on your part to
- ensure that the policies and
S guidelines are adhered to by
those whom you manage, we
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ness and anarchy," he said.
- Mr Rolle said that he would
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have inherited. I trust that as
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S return to your various divisions
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left of a once proud and noble
institution," he said.
Mr Rolle told the officers that if
they wish to carry out their duties
effectively and efficiently they
must have their fingers on the
"pulse of activities in your divi-
sion and demonstrate the ability to
manage and influence your sub-
ordinates in a positive manner."
"As you are aware, your posi-
tion was not given to you merely
as decoration, or for you to strut
around like some peacock lost in
wonderland but each man,
inclusive your female counterpart,
must man your post and ensure
that the fundamental principles
upon which this organisation has
survived for the past 160 years is
not compromised," he said.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Minister of National
Security Cynthia Pratt said she
supports the deputy commis-
sioner's quest to enforce disci-
pline in the police force.
"We are in the business of
upholding the law, and there
have been cases where officers
have bent and gone around the
law, but that cannot be. Police
officers cannot act above the
law," she said.

Investigation into environmental concerns

at Gold Rock Creek 'nearing completion'

THE investigation into the environ-
mental impact that Bahamas Film Stu-
S dios is having on Gold Rock Creek is
0 Hearing completion, Minister of Energy
Sand Environment Dr Marcus Bethel said
Residents and home-owners in the
eastern part of the High Rock con-
: stituency in Grand Bahama have report-
edly expressed concerns that damage
,,has been done to the creek by the devel-
Sopments undertaken by the film studios.
S In the House of Assembly on Wednes-
day,,MP for High.Rock Kenneth Russell
Raised the concern that the construction

of a large open water Collyer tank near since Hurricane Floyd. This has nothing and supporter of the concerned resi-
the creek may have damaged the envi- to do with the film studios." dents, told The Tribune that he wel-
ronment. "We are now awaiting the completion comed the prime minister's "refreshing-
Dr Bethel said that until his ministry's of the environmental impact assessment ly prompt" response in the matter.
technical teams have finished their and the principals of the film studios will However, he that it is important that
assessments, it remains unclear whether also shortly present us with their envi- politicians do not simply pay "lip ser-
the environmental degradation evident ronmental management plan," he said. vice" to the problem, but act rapidly.
in Gold Rock Creek is,due to the film Prime Minister Perry Christie said in Mr Adderley said that measures
studios, or the hurricanes that have parliament this week that government need to be taken immediately to pre-
passed through the area in the past sev- will make every effort to "minimise vent permanent destruction of the
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SIGHS of relief added extra
force to the strong trade winds
blowing across Long Island last
weekend after the government
decided to buy and repair Stella
Maris Airport.
Closure of the strip would have
meant big economic trouble for
northern Long Islanders. The gov-
ernment's quick decision to step in
and upgrade it over the next three
months or so kept locals' hopes
alive that this Bahamian gem will
one day be a major force in the
tourism business.
Loss of the airstrip would have
left the popular Stella Maris Estate
and the neighboring Cape Santa
Maria development high and dry
at the end of a 40-mile drive from
Deadman's Cay.
"The government has to be con-
gratulated for identifying the prob-
lem and dealing with it quickly,"
an island source said.
SEE Monday's Tribune for
an INSIGHT feature about Long

BAHAMIAN families wor-
ried by the land carve-up in Rum
Cay are hastily staking claims to
beat off outside developers.
Three injunctions have been
issued by the Bahamas Supreme
Court over the last few weeks halt-
ing clearance work on some sites.
More could follow as concern
grows over what many locals see
as land grabs by outsiders of plots
left untouched by generations of
old Rum Cay families.
"More and more families are
flying in to lay claim to property
which has been in their possession
for many, many years," said a
Trouble began on this Bahami-
an outpost population about 80 -
when a new airstrip was installed.
Until then it had been one of the
most remote islands in the archi-
Now outside developers are
eager to sell off residential lots,
mainly to foreigners. However,
land title is disputed in many areas
- and now anxious owners are re-
asserting their rights.
One islander said: "We want
more and more Bahamians to
come here and lay claim to their
"There is some legitimate devel-
opment going on here, and there is
now more work for locals. What
we don't want are too many
strange people we certainly don't
want any of Nassau's crooks and

MORE than 2,000 copies of
Delores Wilson's book, Rum Cay,

My Home, have now been sold -
evidence that the Family Island
lifestyle has a strong appeal for
many people.
Visiting yachtsmen take home
Ms Wilson's book by the armful.
Hundreds more have been bought
by the government for Bahamian
"One visitor bought 14 copies
the other day," she said. "People
who come here like to learn more
about the island and the way life
here used to be."
In fact, some things in Rum Cay
never change. In her book, Ms
Wilson writes about her goat-hunt-
ing adventures as a child.
"Of all my memories, most dear
to me are the memories of things I
did to survive," she reveals in her
64-page memoir.
"Hunting was always fun. I
would go out in the woods with
the men at night to find wild goats.
All by myself once, I killed a goat
and, with it on my back, I walked
for miles through the dark, back to
the settlement.
"That was a Saturday night.
When I got home I shared it with
all the neighbours. This was their
Sunday dinner and mine."
The book is full of such charm-
ing reminiscences. Goat-hunting,
said Ms Wilson, is still very much
part of Rum Cay life..
"The boys sometimes go out
goat-hunting now," she told The
Tribune. Wild cows are also part of
the local diet. Thousands roam in
the bush on this sparsely populat-
ed isle.

Bahamians believe some islands
need to change their names to
make themselves more alluring.
Crooked Island is one. Ragged
Island is another. Cat Island is a
"Who wants to visit islands that
are crooked, ragged or full of
cats?" asked one critic, admitted-
ly with tongue in cheek.
However, there is something in
what he says. Remember, Hog
Island changed its name to Par-
adise Island and look what hap-
pened there, even though some-
one obviously overlooked renam-
ing Cabbage Beach!
Best endowed with attractive
settlement names is the southern
island of Acklins, which boasts not
only Delectable Bay, but also
Lovely Bay and Snug Corner.
Andros does well, too, with
Fresh Creek, Love Hill and Pleas-
ant Bay.
Pity about poor old Crooked
Island. Apart from Cabbage Hill,
it is also saddled with Cripple Hill
and Pittstown.

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WHAT is all this nonsense that
Bahamians should no longer
should accept British awards?
What nonsense.
Personally, I do not see any
reason why deserving Bahamians
should not accept awards pre-
sented to them by the British or
any other foreign country for that
I am sorry if I am Miss Con-
trary, but I just happen to have a
mind of my own. And I don't see
anything wrong with it.
Some Bahamians see to be bit-
ter about everything. Why can't
they understand the importance
of history? I believe the most
important history of all is per-
sonal history.
Whether we want to admit it
or not, Britain has done quite, a
lot for the Bahamas. Most people
in my age group got our early
education from the British.
Those persons who disagree
with Bahamians accepting British
awards do not have to accept
them. But stop trying to bully
deserving others not to.
History is history. Family
members, our country, genera-
tions to follow, can learn about
their people whose works were
documented in some form or
Written documents, plaques,
trophies, certificates and recorded
works will remind you of the life
they led, and that their living was
not in vain.
One of my high points as a
Bahamian woman was when I
added my name to the list of
women who agitated for the
enfranchisement of Bahamian
women. It is part of my legacy
and documented for all to see.
The late librarian Lillian Coak-
ley, who was secretary for the
Writers' Society of The Bahamas,
received numerous awards. She
mounted them all on one and
one-half walls of her house on
Blue Hill Road. I remember read-
ing every one of them. She was
indeed a very interesting woman.
Incidentally, for the curious,
the society is not dead. It lives
under the name of the Cat Island
Writers' Society, a small but
vibrant group.
Cat Islander Davidson Hep-
burn, whose birthplace was
Douds, New Bight, was awarded
the Knight Cross of the Legion
of Honour by the French govern-
ment. He served as the first
Bahamian ambassador to the
United Nations from 1976 to
He is still very much alive, but
many young people, including
here on Cat Island, have never
heard of him.
I am so proud of that man that,
whenever I am doing people-to-
people business, I take them to
Douds and point out his birth-
place. Cat Island's history should
be taught in the schools.
We are now an independent
country, the ball is in our court.
Whenever we open our mouths,
we should think before we speak,
and talk in a matured dgd civi-
lized manner.
Believe me, we need Great
Britain, as much as we need
America. Remember, we cannot
teach Bahamian history, and
exclude what the British have
taught us.


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* REV Dr Erold Farquharson and Minister Israel Bodie of New Bethlehem Baptist Church in
Nassau are seen presenting blankets to BHCAWU Trustee Alma Mills in Freeport

Tribune Freeport
FREEPORT The Bahamas
Hotel Catering and Allied
Workers Union received a
donation of 60 blankets on
Thursday for their members
who were affected by Hurricane
Making the presentation at
Workers House in Freeport

were the Rev Dr Erold Far-
quharson and Minister Israel
Bodie of the New Bethlehem
Baptist Church, Independence
This is the second donation
made by the. church to the
union in Freeport.
"1 am pleased on behalf of
the pastor, Rev Dr Edward
Brown, officers and members
of the New Bethlehem Baptist
Church in New Providence to

make this presentation to some
of the friends in Freeport who
have had tremendous losses
during the recent storm, Rev
Farquharson said.
Union Trustee Alma Mills
said the union is continuing to
assist its members and would
be presented hurricane relief
cheques to somel5 members.
Some 60 members were initial-
ly presented cheques by the

Bishop hits out

at Bond picture

A FORMER Christian
Council president is criticising a
local newspaper for disregard-
ing the Bahamas' gun problem
by printing a photograph of a
gun-wielding James Bond on its
front page.
Bishop Simeon Hall yester-
day slammed the Nassau
Guardian for its "tasteless"

decision to use a photograph of
the new James Bond actor
Daniel Craig, pointing a gun on
the front page of the paper's
Tuesday's edition.
"I respectfully remind you
that the local police are
presently on an anti-gun cru-
sade and the picture clearly
shows how out of touch and

brainless someone in your
organisation is," he said in
an letter to the Nassau
Bishop Hall said that he
expected the newspaper to not
only report on criminal activity
in the country, "but also to
avoid the subliminal messages
that encourages it."


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ernment is depriving Bahami-
ans of their heritage by selling
crown land "dirt cheap" accord-
ing to lawyer Fred Smith.
Mr Smith claimed this is
being done as an incentive to
foreign developers in the Fam-
ily Islands, who theri sell the
land for millions of dollars.
He gave the example of
Mayaguana, where, he claimed,
the government is "giving
away" crown land to developers
for as little as $300 per acre.
"The PLP are not only giv-
ing it away, they are doing
everything they can to deprive
Bahamians of a future her-
itage," said Mr Smith.
He said 9,999 acres of crown
land is being sold in Mayagua-
na, where the Boston-based I-
Group is proposing a $1.8 bil-
lion resort, marina, golf course
and residential project.
The Mayaguana Island
Developers Limited (MID)
company will be equally owned
by the I-Group and the govern-
ment, through the Hotel Cor-
poration of the Bahamas.
According to Mr Smith, when
this and other such projects are
completed, most Bahamians
will not be able to afford to buy
property in the gated resort
He claimed that Bahamians
do not stand to benefit in any
significant way from the devel-
opments, and will find that only
menial jobs will be available to
them while foreigners are
brought in to reap greater ben-
"It is not going to be Bahami-
ans that are going to buy the
land in Mayaguana, Abaco,
Eleuthera or Bimini. These
properties are being developed
as gated private mega yacht
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* FRED Smith

foreigners," he said.
Fred Smith, who is the vice
chairman of the Grand Bahama
FNM Council, said he believes
that government is offering
many tax incentives to devel-
opers in the Family Islands to
distract them from Freeport.
"Are they still punishing
Grand Bahama politically for
remaining the center of opposi-
tion? Why is it when you
already have the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement that gives
you all tax incentives for the
developer to develop here, they
give away their real property
tax, hotel licence tax, business
licence taxi, stamp duty exemp-
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Stacy Campbell live in concert, "My'Life Through Music", at the Nation-
al Centre For The Performing Arts 7pm March 18.

CAFE EUROPA @ Charlotte Street North, kicks off every Friday
night with Happy Hour... special drinks, live music/DJ from 6pm to 9pm
and Nassau's first European Night Restaurant open Friday night till
Saturday morning 5am, serving hot food all under $10 and to go,
music, drinks and an English breakfast. Cafe Europa...the perfect
place to spend your night out till the morning.

MiddleMen Enterprises, in conjunction with Batilles Marketing, to pre-
sent an R&B Extravaganza featuring Faith Evans & Carl Thomas with
a number of special guests at Botanical Gardens 8pm March 25. *

Bahamian Party Hoppers and Smirnoff presents Friday Fusion @ Dicky
Mo's (West of Radisson resort), Cable Beach. The first group of 10 or
more will receive a free $100 bar tab of Fusion 3 for $10 specials. Ask
about our $13.95 dinner specials. Bahamian Night (Free admission)
every Saturday with live music from 8 pm to midnight. Karaoke Sundays
from 8pm to midnight, $1 shots and dinner specials all night long. For fur-
ther iofornia non, call (242) 327-1300 or e-mail: bahamianpartyhop-
pers@yahoo corn

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

$5 Friday @ First Down everyFriday night. Music by Barry Da Pusher,
Selector: Dominique. Ladies $5 all night, gents $10. Early juggling by Mr.
Xcitement and DJ Fatal. Drink specials all night long.

Bacardi Happy Hour @ Power Boat Adventures Bar and Grill (one
door east of Texaco Harbour Bay), every Friday. $3 Bacardi drinks all
night and $3 beers.

Wednesday-Thursday 8pm-12am.

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

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

Ladies free, Gents, $10 llniglit. Bacardi Big Apple and ot ier Ui P .
iales eall night long. i Hh Paroull -.a collection of etchings: Will host the official opening at
i ong. Cate Europa. Charlotte Street north. Thursday, March 16 from 6pm to
Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @ Club Trappers, Nassau's 8pm. The exhibition continues through April 16.
"upscale" gentleman's club. Featuring a female bodJ, p ',iiin_ citra .,-
ganza. Free body painting @ 8 pm. Ladies always \v Ic..nmi .-\dnimoi Organic Fusion- Andret John and Imogene Walkine will be held Fri-
Men free before10 pm. Females free. There will b'e trc n !:, ,nd I d, 1i. aich 17 at 6:30pm at the Central Bank of the Bahamas. The exhi-
d'oeuvres between 9 and 10 pm. Open until 4 am. bition continues through March 31.

Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every Thursday night. Doors : .Moods to Methods le ,i i Ii ,i the artwork of internationally acclaimed
open at 10pm. Ladies free before lam, $10 after. Guys: $15 all night. Drink"'- artist Nicole Angelica, will be held Friday,'Mardh 17 from 6:30pm to
special: 3 @ $10 (Bacardi) Giveaways and door prizes every week. 9:30pm at Mountbatten House, West Hill Street.

Saturday Night Live every Saturday night @ Club Fluid, Bay St. The Funky Nassau Rediscovering Identity: Featuring the artwork of John
biggest party of the week, pumping all your favourite hits all night long. Beadle, Dionne Benjamin-Snmith, Lillian Blades, Blue Curry, Michael
Ladies in free before 11pm. Strict security enforced. Edwards. Antonious Roberts, Heino Schmid, Clive Stuart. The exhi-
bition will be held Saturday, March 18 from 5 to 8pm @ Nassauischer
Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz spinning the best in Old Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germiany, in conjunction with the National Art
Skool. Admission $35, all inclusive food and drink. Gallery of the Bahamas. The exhibition continues through April 30.

Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports Bar. Drink specials all African Ar i Exhibition "What is Africa to Me" from the private col-
night long, including karaoke warm-up drink to get you started. Party election o ay Crawford running until Saturday, July 29 at The
from 8pm-until. Natiot'.l A\it Gallery of the 13ahamas (NAGB).

Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover charge includes a free Guin- ATH
ness and there should be lots of prizes and surprises. Admission: Ladies EALT
$10 and Men $15.

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports Bar every Wednesday Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting
5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and numerous drink specials. times and places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday Fri-
days 6pm to 7pm 8:30pm to 9:30pm Saturday mornings 10am to
The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11am Sacred Heart Church: Fridays 6pm to 7pm The Kirk: Mon-
11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with flyer. days and Thursdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm New Providence Communi-
ty Centre: Mondays 6pm to 7pm Wednesday and Fridays 7pm to
Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late '80s music in the VIP 8pm.
Lounge, Top of the charts in the Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go
dancers. Admission: Ladies free before llpm, $15 after; Guys $20 all The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at 5.30pm on the second
night. Tuesday of each month at their Headquarters at East Terrace, Cen-
treville. Call 323-4482 for more info.
Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco's, Sandyport, from 4pm-until, playing
deep, funky chill moods with world beats. Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Tuesdays and
S. Thursday at Nassau gynNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince
Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, every Sunday, 4pm-midnight @ Charles Dr). Doctor approval is required. Call 364-8423 to register
Patio Grille, British Colonial Hotel. or for more info.

Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight @ Crystal Cay Beach. Admis- Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group meets the first
sion $10, ladies free. Monday of each month at 6.30pm at New Providence Community
Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood sugar, blood
TooLooSe @ Indigo. Restaurant on West Bay St and Skyline Drive. pressure and cholesterol testing is available. For more info call 702-
Singer/songwriter Steven Holden performs solo with special guests 4646 or 327-2878
Thursday from 9pm midnight. MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third Monday every

The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Parrot....David Graham, Steve month. 6pm @) Doctors Hospital conference room.
Holden, Tim Deal and Friends perform Sunday, 7pm 10pm @ Hurricane
Hole on Paradise Island. Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third Saturday, 2:30pm
(except August and December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor
Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge, British Colonial Hilton, Close, Shirley Street.
-- Docor"~ Hospital the nfficial traniinc centre of the
l. lit ,, ,ttl, i,_,[' CPR lts-Sc c i[i

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fled by the AHA. The course defines the warning signs of respiratory
arrest and gives prevention strategies to avoid sudden death syn-
drome and the most common serious injuries and choking that can
occur in adults, infants and children. CPR and First Aid classes are
offered every third Saturday of the month from 9am-lpm. Contact
a Doctors Hospital Community Training Representative at 302-
4732 for more information and learn to save a life today.

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


Earth Village Ranch (petting zoo), St Albans Drive and
Columbus Avenue, offers free admission every Wednesday
by appointment between 9am and 3pm. Bring your class, play
group, or family and experience some of the greatest won-
ders of nature; a petting farm, a nature trail, pony/horse rides,
and wetlands. For movie information or to book events call
356-2274 or 434-8981. Special rates available for groups of 20
or more with a two week advance reservation. Donations are
accepted in exchange for tips.

The next meeting of the Bahamas Historical Society is scheduled for
6pm on March 30, at the Museum on Shirley Street and Elizabeth
Avenue. William Fielding of the College of the Bahamas will speak on
'"Everybody in Nassau has a Dog, and They Bark All Night": Potcakes
a History.' A PowerPoint presentation will be given. The public is
invited to attend.

St Andrew's Kirk After School Programme: The members of St
Andrew's Kirk have launched an After-School-Programme for chil-
dren from the Woodcock and Albury Sayle Primary Schools. The
programme, is held Monday to Friday at the St Andrew's Presby-
terian Kirk. The activities include tutoring, computers, karata,
sports, art, drama and baking. The programme is free to children
from the Bain and Grants Town communities. Parents interested in
enrolling their children should contact the church at 322-5475 or

interested in registering their children should contact organizers at

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

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Mon-
day's at 7pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Considering abolition

of the death sentence

AMNESTY Interna-
tional welcomed last
veek's landmark decision by the
Judicial Committee of the Privy
Council (JCPC) to abolish the
inandatory death sentence for
those convicted of murder in the
' The UK-based JCPC, which
is the highest court of appeal for
most of the countries in the Eng-
lish-speaking Caribbean region,
ruled that the mandatory death
sentence is in violation of the
Bahamian Constitution.
, Previously in the Bahamas,
anyone found guilty of murder
has been automatically sen-
tenced to death. The mandatory
death penalty denies the accused
invoIved the opportunity of hav-
ing the court consider mitigat-
ing circumstances in his or her
' "Amnesty International urges
the government of the Bahamas
to seize this opportunity to aban-
don state killings," the organi-
sation said today. "The majority
6f the wofld's countries no
longer have the death penalty in
law or practice and only a small
minority actually carry out exe-
I "The government of the
Bahamas should take this chance
to join the global trend away
from the use of the death penal-
ty." ...
The cases of at least 28 pris-
oners currently on death row will
now have'to be reviewed.
SIn its judgment, the Privy
Council stated that the manda-
tory death penalty should have
been regarded as inhuman and
degrading punishment as early
as 1973 when the Bahamian Con-
stitution was redrafted following
the country's independence.

The ruling brings the Bahamas
into conformity with evolving
international standards pertain-
ing to the use of the mandatory
death penalty.
The United Nations Special
Rapporteur on extrajudicial,
summary or arbitrary executions
has stated that the death penalty
should under no circumstances
be mandatory by law, regardless
of the charges involved and that
"the mandatory death penalty
which precludes the possibility
of a lesser sentence being
imposed regardless of the cir-
cumstances, is inconsistent with
the prohibition of cruel, inhu-
man or degrading treatment or
Amnesty International oppos-
es the death penalty as a viola-
tion of the right to life and the
ultimate cruel, inhuman or
degrading punishment.
The organisation has great
sympathy with the victims of
crime and recognizes the duty of
governments, including the
Bahamas, to tackle problems of
law and order.
But Amnesty believes that evi-
dence shows the death penalty

is by nature ineffective, arbitrary
and does not deter crime. On the
contrary, it creates more victims
and demeans society as a whole.

T he death penalty
remains in force in
much of the English-speaking
Caribbean region. Sixteen peo-
ple have been executed in the
Bahamas since 1973, six in the
last ten years.
The last execution in the
Bahamas took place in January,
2000, but death sentences con-
tinue to be handed down.
Following the fatal stabbing
of a prison guard during a prison
escape in January this year, there
have been public calls for the
resumption of executions and
the prime minister has said he
supports a return to executions.
In March, 2002, the JCPC
upheld a ruling that the manda-
tory death penalty was in viola-
tion of the constitutions of seven
island states of St Vincent and
the Grenadines, St Lucia, Grena-
da, St Kitts and Nevis, Dominica,
Belize and Antigua and Barbu-
In 2001, the Inter-American
Court on Human Rights ruled
that the failure to consider indi-
vidual circumstances when
imposing the death sentence vio-
lates the ban on torture and cru-
el, inhuman, or degrading pun-
ishment or treatment provided
for in the Inter-American Con-
vention on Human Rights.
So while the death penalty can
still be imposed in the Bahamas,
the ruling of the Privy Council
means that cases in the future
will be weighed on their individ-
ual merit.
Justices may reach the con-
clusion that a particular case may

have circumstances that do not
warrant hanging. They now have
the option to impose a lesser sen-
It also means that those
presently on death row will have
their cases reviewed. Amnesty
International has also had
reports that there are a number
of prisoners presently oh death
row who should have had their
death sentences squashed by the
Pratt and Morgan ruling which
the Privy Council handed down
years ago.
This ruling would commute
those prisoners' death sentences
to life imprisonment. Yet these
prisoners have unlawfully
remained on death row beyond
the five-year period which Pratt
and Morgan calls for. Those pris-
oners should have their cases
immediately reviewed for com-
pliance with the terms of the
Pratt and Morgan ruling.
For more information about
Amnesty International and
human rights, visit the Amnesty
website at

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006, PAGE 11




The tbrtttmloni Sclh, l o0f1e B1aamas

World school

St Andrew's School, The International School of The Bahamas, an authorized International
Baccalaureate (IB) World School, invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for
the following teaching vacancies, with effect from August 2006. Full information regarding the school
may be found at its website:
Candidates should be qualified teachers who possess the necessary academic qualifications for the
positions) for which they apply, including a teaching qualification and a bachelor's degree, and
normally need to have a minimum of two years successful school-based experience. Desirable
qualifications, in addition to those specified for individual posts, are that teachers have successful
experience in an independent and/or international school and an advanced degree. Applications
from candidates able to coach team sports or advise school clubs and activities are particularly
welcomed. Secondary (i.e. middle and upper) school teachers will be expected to undertake the
responsibility of a homeroom.
The school is authorized to teach the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate
Organization. Candidates for all posts in the primary school should be committed to the principles
of, and preferably trained in, the PYP. Applications are warmly welcomed from teachers who are
c mmitted to an inquiry-based pedagogy but who have not yet had the opportunity to teach in a PYP
Homeroom .teachers: Class sizes range between 15 and 20.
The school offers its own middle years programme in years seven through nine and the BGCSE in
years 10 and 11 (grades 9 and 10). The school is authorized to teach the Diploma Programme (DP)
of the International Baccalaureate Organization in years 12 and 13 (grades 11 and 12).
Upper school
English and TOK
Candidates for this post must be qualified to teach to IB HL in English and be able to teach TOK in
years 12 and 13. Successful BGCSE/IGCSE-and.SAT experience in teaching English is also desirable.
Candidates for this post must be qualified to teach to IB HL. Successful experience in teaching
calculus to IB level is preferred. Successful BGCSE/IGCSE and SAT 1/SAT 11 experience is also
Middle school
Middle school homeroom and core teachers: Middle level educational qualifications, experience
working with early adolescents and a familiarity with the philosophy of middle schools are required
from applicants for these posts. Applicants may also be required to teach BGCSE courses up to
year 11.
One of the successful applicants will have documented successful experience in teaching English
and social studies in years 7 to 9 and will be able to offer English and, preferably, either art or drama.
Another successful applicant will have documented successful experience in teaching general science
in years 7 to 9 and will be able to offer any combination of biology, chemistry and physics at BGCSE
level. If he/she could also teach mathematics that would be useful.
Candidates for these posts must be qualified to teach to pre-university level and be familiar with the
demands of the International Baccalaureate diploma programme. Successful BGCSE/IGCSE and
SAT 1/SAT II experience is also desirable.
Interested candidates should apply to the school's principal, Mr Dennison MacKinnon, by letter, email
or fax as soon as possible. All applications MUST include the following:
* letter of application
* a personal statement detailing the candidate's educational philosophy
* a full curriculum vitae,
* either the names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax and email numbers of three people who may
be approached for confidential professional references or the name and address of the recruiting
agency from which the candidate's confidential dossiers may be obtained.
Information on the teaching posts offered may be obtained from the heads of the schools by email
or fax only.

Frank Coyle, Head of the secondary school: email:
Sharon Wilson, Head of the primary school: email:
(1 242) 324 0816
Fax: (1 242) 324 0816

YO, C r/' ~N EC r'!O rO THE WORL 4 .0 .



The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably qualified
individuals for the position of SENIOR ASSOCIATE/KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR in its IT
Program Office.
The Key Performance Indicator Analyst is responsible for identifying and developing key performance
indicators (KPI) by which to measure efficacy and service delivery success of the IT department.
The KPI Analyst identifies meaningful metrics and measures to enable management to quantifiably
evaluate IT performance. The analyst works closely with IT peers, IT management, executive
management, and Business Partners to develop meaningful, quantifiable metrics suitable for
regular comparison and reporting. The KPI analyst works to develop an Executive Dashboard
to assist senior management in measuring key IT metrics as well as key company performance
metrics. The KPI Analyst is also responsible for the timely reporting against performance indicators.
Identify IT KPIs necessary to measure the effectiveness of iT processes and services
Identify key company KPIs as requested in order to provide executive management with
Executive Dashboard updates
Develop reporting metric measurements through software programs such as BMC Patrol,
Nagios, or other statistical monitoring systems
Develop procedures and utilize tools to gather statistics relative to KPIs
Prepare written and graphical weekly and monthly reports relative to KPIs
Develop, build, and support an Executive Dashboard
Identify and implement, with the assistance of IT peers, tools necessary to gather data
relative to KPIs
Provide trending analysis over time to measure improvement
Make adjustments as necessary to ensure the effectiveness of KPIs
Possess a customer service approach to security
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Engineering,
"Information Systems, Management Information Systems or equivalent industry experience
in related fields.
5 years experience in an IT or Accounting organization
2 years report writer experience
Thorough understanding of the different areas of IT and the ability to identify KPIs for the
Expert knowledge of end user reporting tools such as Crystal Reports to facilitate KPI
SStrong knowledge of Extraction, Translation, and Load tools (ETL) to build statistical repositories
and produce reports
Good working knowledge of HTML and ASP to enable development of Intranet based
reporting mechanisms
_.. Excellent working knowledge of BMC Patrol, Nagios, or similar metric monitoring and
reporting system
-Excellent development, programming, and configuration skills utilizing metric monitoring
Working knowledge of Oracle, DB2, Windows2000, Linux
*. Strong planning and organizational ability
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:



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Sale starts today:Thursday 16th March, 2006

D J MacKinnon
St Andrew's School
P 0 Box EE 17340
fax: (1 242) 364 1654
The closing date for applications is 28 March 2006. Applications from unqualified candidates,
applications arriving without the full information requested, or applications received after this date
will not be considered.



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diplomatic representatives, the FNM said.
"Upon taking up positions respectively in
Havana and Beijing, Ambassador to Cuba
Carlton Wright and charge d'affaires in the
Bahamas embassy in China Philip Miller were
required to take up residence in and perate
their diplomatic offices from hotel suites.
"Many weeks later both diplomats continue
to reside in and work from hotels," the oppo-
sition party said.
In response to the statement, a Foreign
Affairs spokesman said it is clear the FNM
and former prime minister Hubert Ingraham,:
in particular, are hurting from successful polit-
ical attacks upon Mr Ingraham and his party by
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, dating back to
the PLP convention last year.
"At that time, the minister exposed the real
reason that Mr Ingraham contemplated his
return to the leadership of the FNM- a return
to triple-dipping into the public treasury for
massive sums in pension and salary," the
spokesman said.
He said that because Mr Ingraham and the

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for a while. Everything is now
being done to make sure the same
thing doesn't happen again, said
Mr Munnings.
The temporary straw market
was closed by Deputy Prime Min-
ister Cynthia Pratt on Wednes-
day because, after touring the site
earlier this month, she noticed
the deplorable conditions and
realized the market needed a full
clean-out and makeover.
Among other things, the bath-
rooms were in deplorable condi-
Speaking to vendors yesterday
at a special meeting, Mrs Pratt
did not mention the trash prob-
lem, but referred to the poor state
of the bathrooms and the fact that
illegal immigrants were working
in the market.

FNM hits out

FNM cannot respond effectively to the facts on
Mr Ingraham, they are now seeking to manu-
facture a patently and demonstrably false basis
for political counter-attack on the Minister of
Foreign Affairs and the Public Service.
"It will not work. It is plain to see that Mr
Ingraham and the FNM do not understand
the conduct of international diplomacy, nor
do they support a forward moving and pro-
gressive foreign policy for the country.
"Sadly, they continue to be mired in the
dark ages of the past, when they had a for-
eign minister who was fast asleep at the wheel.
Their insipid and infelicitous press release is
therefore treated with the contempt it
deserves," the spokesman said.
The FNM said it was difficult to understand
why the PLP felt it necessary to rush these
two diplomats to their overseas posts ahead of
"The Bahamas has had a consular office in
Hong Kong for more than six years now and

Straw Market
"I am here to talk with you,
not at you," she said. "We need to
look at the way forward for the
straw market. The market is for
Bahamians. If you are here ille-
gally, I'm sorry, but you must go."
Speaking to The Tribune later,
Mrs Pratt said the amount of
trash found was "unthinkable",
adding that the smallest spark
could have started a fire.
Mrs Allison Maynard-Gibson,

Attorney General, said: "Straw
market vendors are the founda-
tion of our economy in the
She suggested that a straw mar-
ket museum be built and that
vendors should start an organi-
sation with health and life insur-
ance provision.
A new three-storey straw marry
ket is planned, with a restaurant,
chapel and a 100- foot observa-
tion tower.
There will also be 50 toilets,

an ambassador from China has been resident
in Nassau since the FNM government ended
the misguided PLP policy of recognizing i-
wan as the Government of China," the FNM,
The relationship between China and the
Bahamas, it pointed out, had evolved over the
years and an excellent level of co-operatjoq
existed between the states.
It was a shame, the statement said, that since
December, 2002 more than three yeas -
when the FNM-appointed non-resident amb-7
sador demitted office, the PLP has bfea
unable to appoint a Bahamas ambassador o
The opposition said that the Bjhamas had
long had a non-resident ambassador to Cuba
and a Cuban ambassador is now residenfbi4'
"The FNM finds it especially interestit'g
that the number of Bahamian students study
ing in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad.has
not prompted the PLP government to nathe
senior career diplomats to posts in those coxinr
tries, but they have now rushed to post career
officers in Cuba and China," the party said.~n

freight elevators, regular elev-a
tors and stairs. A lounge area is
also planned. .
Booths will be twice to fier
times the size of current botl~s
and a police station and sectiri4y
cameras will be. installed inside
the new building.
Architect Mike Foster said'
new market would increase pRo~,
its from tourism. ,
After being closed,for twq
days, the straw market is no"
back in business.

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She said conditions were very bad at the detention
centre and that she found it very hard living away
from her family.
In the last few days, her situation improved through
the help of some persons who she could not identify,
but who she thought might be medics of some sort.
Dr Darias Mesa said she was glad the Bahamas
government did not send her back to Cuba.
A relative of Dr David Gonzales Mejias, speaking
on the doctor's behalf, said he was ecstatic to be with
his family in South Florida and told The Tribune he
was healthy, happy and wanted to thank everyone
who aided in his release.
However, he criticised some detention centre staff,
saying detainees were treated like prisoners, not per-
sons awaiting transportation to another country.
The pair were flown to Jamaica on Tuesday; from
where they made their way to the United States.
The move brought an end to almost a year of diplo-
matic wrangling. The pair were detained at
Carmichael Road detention centre fof 11 months.

Cuban dentists
This protracted period of detention led to r,
Darias Mesa's only request of the Bahamian g
Dr Gonzales Mejias had only one n ore requesof
Bahamian authorities, that they seek toimpro\ e con-
ditions at the centre and ensure that in future peJople
are not detained as long as hei as.
The US Coast Guard interdicted the two dentists;
along with other Cuban migrants, in Bahamian waters
off Elbow Cay inApnrl. 2(105. They %ere then turned
over to the Bahamas in accordance with protocol'
governing relations with the US. :: : .
At the time of the handover, according to Foreign
Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell in the Houseof Asserin
bly on Wednesday, it was pointed out to U.S author-
ities that the pair appeared to ha\e the xightito
travel to the United States,.since the. po.sessed
However, they were handed over to the Bahamian
government and detained at Carmichael Road.

YO U.P c. N',' E' C rT i T T E IVORto


The .BaarhiasTlecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitablyIqualified individUals
'for the positidtn'tf MANAGER/COMPUTER OPERATIONS in 'its"IT CiompTitbeperati6nis Departmej)t.
The Manager of Computer Operations is responsible for two main areas, computer operations and scheduling
and billing fulfillment. The Manager ensures that the production computer scheduling is accurately and
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 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 governing use of the room, and has the final determination of where devices
are placed and general maintenance of the room.
* Manage the computer scheduling and computer operations functions
* Manage the computer room including physical access to the room
* Develops computer operations 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
skill levels, monitors performance levels, consuls employees as to their effectiveness, and makes
personnel changes as necessary to ensure that the Operations group delivers as intended
* Maintains a strong customer focus, providing service to Business Partners
* Ensures that any changes to the production environment go through the prescribed change control
* Works closely with the Manager of Data Security to implement and enforce proper security access rules
* Provides emergency change procedures and staff on call 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
* Regularly interacts with internal customers to understand their existing and strategic business needs
and that support service levels are being met effectively and on time
* Ensures that adequate operations and scheduling documentation exists and is stored in a manner
easily accessible
* Ensures staff members provide high quality support for 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 of all organization issues or situations that affect the overall
operational effectiveness of BTC application systems
* Assists the CIO in determining fiscal requirements and prepares budgetary recommendations;
monitors, verifies, and reconciles expenditure of budgeted funds; prepares proposals for capital
and operating expenditures
* Recommends various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals,
promotions, transfers, and vacation schedules
* Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the CIO
* Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Engineering, Information
Systems, Management Information Systems or equivalent industry experience in related fields.
* 10+ years experience managing, implementing, running or maintaining computer operations and
* Strong supervisory ability with attention to detail,
* Strong organizational skills
* Working knowledge of billing systems, fulfillment processes, and accounting and reconciliation techniques
* Strong working knowledge of systems support and maintenance processes (includes problem
management and tracking, SLA management, release / version management, escalations and notifications)
* Ability to lead staff to ensure the effective performance of the group
* Ability to establish organization standards, operating procedures, SLA's and develop guidelines
* Strong customer focus
* Strong leadership ability and desire
* Knowledge and experience with trouble management, systems management and remote administration
tools and technologies
SStrong written and verbal communications skills
* Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts and ideas in a non-technical, simple
* 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:


The College of The Bahamas has introduced SCT/PowerCampus, COB's new
,College Management System designed to enhance advisement, registration
and payment processes, with the ultimate goal of permitting full on-line
registration and payment. In connection with the operation of
SCT/PowerCampus, kindly note the following the changes:

1. All current College of The Bahamas student numbers will be
retired and a new SCT/PowerCampus number issued to each

2. As of Early Advisement/Registration on the 27th March 2006,
students wishing to be advised and register for Summer Session I
(022006) must use their SCT/PowerCampus number.
3. For subsequent semesters Students will also be required to use.
their SCT/PowerCampus numbers in all contacts with COB that
require a student ID number.
4. Students will be notified of their new ID numbers in a letter from
the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
5. Lists of the new student numbers will also be lodged in the
following offices:
a. Main Office of Chair of School/Academic Unit
b. Office of HOD/Programme Coordinator
c. Office of Dean
d. Office of the VP-Academic Affairs
e. Office of the VP-Student Affairs
6. NOTE WELL: All students will be issued new College of Te
Bahamas Student ID Cards, to be collected beginning 27 March,
2006 in the Foyer of the Portia Smith Building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For further information contact the Office of
Academic Affairs at 302-4309


Change in Academic Policy

The College of The Bahamas is becoming a university. This transition will
require changes in policy, as the evolution progresses.
Students, potential: students and interested members of the general ,public'
are asked to note the following new academic policy:
It is no longer permitted to exit at the associate degree level from programmes
that have been upgraded to the bachelor level. Students are advised, therefore,
that the option of exiting at the associate degree in business-related areas.
is no longer available. Please check with your Academic Advisor to deterrnlih
your current status if this policy change affects you.

For further information contact the Office of'
Academic Affairs at 302-4309:

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SVit our website at 7"r.: ,T-.,': ',' ..


FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006, PAGE 13

Student achieves a fist in law contest

A BAHAMIAN student was the
first Caribbean national selected to
participate in an international human-
itarian law competition in Europe.
Tayares LaRoda, 21, is currently
undertaking a law degree at Leeds
University in England.
This year, he is studying at a partner
university, the Katholieke Universiteit
of Leuven, Belgium a leading univer-
Ssity for international law.
After two rounds of internal inter-
views, Mr LaRoda was selected to take
part in Leuven's International Moot
After selection, his team submitted
applications to the Comit6 pour le
Concours Jean-Pictet competition,
which made selections based on the
strength of the essays and the academic
achievements of the team members.

His team was among the 48 selected
to participate in prestigious competi-
tion which included representatives
from the top universities on five conti-
The competition was also a week-
long training event on international
humanitarian law (IHL).
It consisted of taking law out of the
books through simulations and role
play exercises, allowing the jury of the
competition to test teams' theoretical
knowledge and practical understanding
of IHL.
For the 2006 competition, the sce-
nario was based on a fictitious armed
conflict occurring in San Juan, a
Caribbean island state.
The competition was held March 4
to 11 in Varnja-ka Banja, Serbia-Mon-

"Admittedly, I new very little
about humanitarian law when I was
selected for the team, and participa-
tion meant becoming an expert in
many areas of that body of law," said
Mr LaRoda.


"Preparing for the competition was
quite difficult as I was starting from
the beginning whilst other competitors
had undertaken extensive courses in
the field. However I welcomed the
Humanitarian law is the body of laws
which govern conduct during armed
conflicts. This applies to both internal
(traditionally called civil wars) and
international armed conflicts.

"Fortunately for us in the Bahamas
we have not had any major cases
where these laws would have been
applicable. However as a 'sovereign
state' equal to all others, we have a
duty to understand and participate
in the dialogues concerning these
laws and the ramifications for per-
sons who infringe these values. Nei-
ther our size nor lack of substantial
military forces bars us from influ-
encing the development of IHL," Mr
LaRoda said.
His areas of specialisation on the
team were: matters related to
refugees/displaced persons and policy
"During the course of the moot, I
was recognized as being first national
from the West Indies to participate in
the English segment of the competi-

tion. And although we did not win, I
am satisfied that we tried our best and
offered sound analysis on the issues
which we were presented with," he
"My only regret about participating
in this competition is I represented a
foreign University and de-facto a for-
eign state. At this point, I have not
decided what my final plans for the
rest of my formal education will entail,
however my commitnient to the ser-
vice and development my country is
absolute," LaRoda added.
Tavares LaRoda was educated in
the Bahamas at Columbus Primary
School, Saint Augustine's College,
the College of the Bahamas; in the
UK at the University of Leeds; in Bel-
gium at the Universiteit Katholieke,

Telling gospel singer's story

TOP gospel musicians are set
to j6in Bahamian Stacy Camp-
bell'as she reveals her life
through music.
Sticy has travelled the world
as a background vocalist to the
likes of Kenny Rogers, BeBe
and CeCe Winans, Carman and
Donnie McClurkin.
Sie'can also be heard amidst
the -singers on the Grammy-
nominated Nashville sound-
tradk to The Prince of Egypt.
While most Bahamians may
not know her as the star soloist
of her college choir who sang
for royalty in the Middle East
and Europe, they tune in to
hear her as "Sister Stace" on
Joy.101.9 FM.
This Saturday, March 18, at
the National Centre for the Per-
forming Arts, Stacy Campbell
reveals her life through music
as she returns to her roots.
"Starting at 7pm, those in
attendance will be treated to an
unforgettable night of Negro
spirituals, hymns, classical ren-
ditions, Broadway revivals and
some of 'dat ol' time religion',"
said the organizers in a press
"Joining Ms Campbell will be
Kenyatta Taylor of the World-'
famous quartet Vision, the tal-
ented Nadine Moss and awe-
inspiring Joy Mullings.
"Clint Watson and his soul-
stirring gospel: choir

* STACY Campbell

SHABACK will also be on
;hand. Special guests perform-
ers also include Hands of Praise,
a hearing impaired choir who
evokes their audience with a
passionate combination of itur-
gical dance and si-n-lan.uage,"
the release suld -.

"This concert is a long time in
coming," says the classically-
trained vocalist. "While part of
our proceeds go towards the
Hands of Praise choir, I feel the
main reason behind this con-
cert is to bring forth God's min-..
.. -istry through music."; -

Public Utilities Commission



The Bahamas Telecommunications Company's
Application To Reduce
International Long Distance Rates

The Public Utilities Commission he-reby invites comments from
Consumers and other interested parties on its consultation docu-
mtent on The Bahamas Telecommunications Company's (BTC's)
application of January 20, 2005 to reduce International Long
Distance (ILD) rates/prices.

BTC indicated at a town meeting (held on August 11, 2005) that
it was awaiting "....PUC's approval, to reduce ....long distance
states even further."

The goal of this consultation is to:
Sa) inform consumers and other stakeholders of BTC's
application of January 20, 2005, to reduce ILD rates/prices;
Sb) indicate the PUC's intentions with respect to the
application; and
c) invite comments from consumers and other stakeholders

Section.6(4) of the Telecommunications Act, requires the PUC to
Oct in a timely, transparent, objective and non-discriminatory
tnanner and consistent with the objectives of the Telecommuni-
tations Act, 1999,

The PUC is minded to consider favourably the proposal by BTC
to reduce ILD rates. Details of the PUC's analysis of the applica-
tion is to be found in the Consultation Document titled "The Ba-
hamas Telecommunications Company's (BTC's) Application to
Reduce International Long Distance Rates"

Copies of this document can be obtained from the PUC's office
located in the Agape House at 4th. Terrace, East, Collins
Avenue or downloaded from the PUC's website at Written comments should be submit.......
ted by March 31, 2006 via post, hand delivery, facsimile or
e-mail to:

Nassa-, heahmsT
FaxL2238lH S
Email: i0f0 0u 0bahamas0 0v^bs






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.
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
SIT 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 dagnosing, troubleshooting and correcting problems
Quickly wirn a high degree of accuracy. Esilaties and coordinates-with othberIT functional areas
or vendors to resolve problems as necessary
Perform first point of contact (level 1 support) to receive, monitor and track all end user
.r requests (trouble reports, bug reports, enhancement requests, PC support and maintenance,
.r etc.) that come into the IT Service Desk
? Perform daily duties in accordance to defined service level and standard operating
t, 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.
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
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:


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Visit by Turks and Caicos officials

Bethel Brothers Morticians
Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


SF D Ach i of #37 Churchill
Avenue, Boyd
Subdivison will be held
on Saturday at 1lam at
Christ Church Cathedral,
George Street. Fr. Joseph
Mycklewhyte, assisted by Rev. Angela Palacious
and Fr. Delano Archer will officiate. Interment
will be made in Woodlawn Garderns, Soldier

Cherished memories of Wayne's charismatic life
are held by his loving parents, Lionel and Naomi
Symmonett; wife, Pamela Symmonett daughters,
Raquel Pyfrom, Tamika Symmonett and
Chrishanne; one brother, Steven O. Symmonett;
two sisters, Della-Reese and Anya Symmonett;
grandmother, Kitty Symmonett; grandchildren,
Orry-Nicholas Pyfrom and Tatyanna; two nieces,
Krista and Kandice Hanna; son-in-law, Ricardo
Pyfrom; aunts and uncles, Kathleen and Roy
Warren, Ervin and Stella Knowles, Angela
Achara, Daniel and Ingrid Knowles, Betty Brown
of Miami, Fla., Vernon and Phyllis Symmonett,
Cutel Symmonett, Geoffrey "Dougie" and
Audrey Symmonett, Don and Bridgette
Symmonett, Oris Symmonett and Lillith, Sheila
and Yvonne Symmonett, Veronica and Warren
Fraser, Iris, Lorraine and Marilyn Knowles;
sisters-in-law, Alice McKenzie, Shirley and
Christine Cartwright; brothers-in-law, Sidney
and Keith Cartwright; numerous cousins from
the Symmonett, Knowles, Warren, Christie,
Adderley, Major, Conliffe, Cartwright .and
Sullivan families and many other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel
Brothers Morticians on Friday from 12 noon to
6pm. There will be no viewing at the Cathedral.

Gooi Shepherd

Funeral Home
Montrose Avenue 322-4258 Fax: 325-8343
Paging: 382-0040, 382-0039
T Fu erl evie So


-.-iB-- of Rolleville, Exuma will
be held on Saturday, llam
at the Salem Union Baptist
Church, Taylor Street.
Officiating will be Rev.
Adam J. Brown, Pastor of
Ebenezer Union Baptist
Church, Rolleville,
Exuma, assisted by other
ministers. Interment will
follow in the Fox Hill Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.
Left to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory
are his wife Carrie; one daughter, Elaine Franklyn of
Farmer's Hill, Exuma; three grandchildren, Jana, Edison
and Lisa Moncur; one sister, Viola "Una" Rolle of Nassau;
two brothers, Fred of Winchester, Va. and Rudolph of
Miami, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Marjorie and Leroy
Morrison, Carolyn and Dexter Jones of Miami, Fla.,
Roylston and Williamae Knowles, Doncil and Velthia Rolle,
Eustace, Wendell, Billmore and Stephen; son-in-law, Leroy
Franklyn of Farmer's Hill, Exuma; sister-in-law, Louise
Rolle of Winchester, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Harcourt
and Clifton McKenzie and families of Rolleville, Exuma,
numerous grandnieces and nephews and other relatives
including Lillian and Ophelia Smith and family, Vernal,
Thomas and Stella Rolle and family, Andrew Rolle and
family, William and Ruben Rolle of Zellwood, Fla., Alvin
Taylor of Nassau, Katherine McKenzie and family, Neko
and Caesar Taylor, Pastor Aggierina Taylor, Rev. Dr. Charles
Rolle and family, Mavis McPhee and family, Verlene
Knowles and family, Roland Rolle and family, Dorcas and
Paula Cartwright, Arnold McKenzie, Hughdon Bowe,
Francina Nixon and family, Judymae Bowe Earns and
family, Cudymae, Rufus, Ernest and Franklyn Stuart and
family, Edithmae, Lonamae, Essy, Delores Kelly and family,
Helen Knowles and family, Carol Smith of Pembroke Pines,
Fla., Turnquest McKenzie of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the
Collins family, Barbara Cooper, Helen Knowles and family,
Forester Rolle; special friends, Commissioner Everette
Hart, Kermit and Clayton Rolle, Roslyn McKenzie and
family, the Romer, McPhee, Munnings, Williams, Davis,
Curtis, Taylor, McKenzie and Rolle families, the entire
community of Rolleville, the Rev. Adam Brown and the
members of the Ebenezer Union Baptist Church in
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at the
Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Mt. Rose Avenue on Friday
from 10am to 6pm at the church on Saturday from 10am
to service time

THE Governor of The Turks
and Caicos Islands, Richard
Tauwhare, was in the Bahamas
leading a delegation on an offi-
cial visit this week.
Turks and Caicos Islands
Chief Minister Michael Misick
is also part of the nine-member
contingent, which arrived in
Nassau on Tuesday and depart-
ed yesterday.
While in The Bahamas, the
governor and chief minister
called on several officials,
including Governor General
Arthur Hanna, Prime Minister
Perry Christie, Deputy Prime,
Minister and National Security
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Students learn ..,,,I

about taking care of

the environment

STUDENTS at Yellow Elder Pri-
mary School learned about the dan-
ger posed to the environment by
marine debris in a special assembly
featuring a presentation by Project
During the assembly, the entire stu-
dent population was treated to an
interactive presentation entitled
"Trashing our treasures."
Dolphin Encounters education co-
ordinator Ranaldo Smith taught the
students about marine debris and how
it can affect ocean animals, the envi-
ronment and humans.
Project BEACH (Bahamas Educa-
tion Association for Cetacean Health)
is a non-profit affiliate of the Dolphin
Encounters marine facility on Blue
Lagoon Island.
The students were invited to partic-
ipate in activities that demonstrated
what can happen to animals when they
become entangled in trash that is dis-
carded in the ocean.
They also learned about the marine
debris timeline, and were shocked to
discover, for example, that it takes 200

years for an aluminum can to break
down and 600 years for a fishing line to
"I learned that when we litter, we
destroy a part of what God has given
us," said Stanley Northe, a sixth-grade
student and prefect.
The assembly, organised by grade-six
co-ordinator Phyllis Johnson, was con-
ducted by the sixth grade class and
included, prayers, songs, readings and
a dance all of which highlighted pre-
serving the environment.
"The assembly's theme: 'Environ-
mentally conscious and proud' is one
that is very important to Yellow Elder.
Through student participation we
made the children aware of the envi-
ronment and the world around them by
using science, technology and fun,"
said Ms Johnson. "They learned a great
deal today in an exciting and interest-
ing way that made them pay attention
and participate."
Ms Johnson said she believes the
students gained a greater appreciation
for the natural resources of the
Bahamas and the importance of keep-

ing them clean and healthy.
"The students at Yellow Elder were
so enthusiastic and willing to learn
about how marine debris can affect so
much of what we cherish in the
Bahamas," said Ranaldo Smith.
"Many people think that the ocean is
so big that it cannot be harmed and
that their one little bit of trash could
not hurt it and of course that is
"Through our educational pro-
grammes, we hope to foster a greater
awareness in students about the serious
harm marine debris can cause to ocean
animals, and humans," he said.
"This was a great learning experi-
ence for everyone," added Catherine

* STUDENTS at Yellow Elder Primary School listen to the presentation

McPhee, principal of Yellow Elder.
"When children are actively involved in
this type of programme they listen and
retain the information.
"Our goal is to make each child
responsible for our environment. To
keep the momentum going, we have
also implemented the Master and Lit-
tle Miss Yellow Elder Primary com-
petition. It includes goals of developing

an appreciation of science throughiran
integrated approach as %el] as fostering
the development of en\ ironmental
ethics with an emphasis on aw areness.
attitudes and action," she said.-
After the assembly. students were
invited to participate in Dolphin
Encounters Project BEACH's 6th
annual Marine Education Poster Con-

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Bahamas cannot afford to 'stand

isolated' and remain outside WTO

Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamas cannot afford
to remain outside the World
Trade Organisation (WTO)
because it would leave itself
exposed "to discrimination by countries
in it",.negatively impacting the econo-
my, the minister of state for finance
said yesterday.
James Smith said the Bahamas could
not "stand isolated" and remain out-
side the WTO, because in that position
it would be unable to influence the
development of international trade rules
that could impact the major industries in
its economy.
"I think you have more to lose being
outside the game, as you can't affect
the rules," Mr Smith said.
"It will be much easier for other
countries to discriminate against us, bla-
tantly, and we will have no recourse.
Our risk is that by being outside of it,
we leave ourselves open to discrimina-
tion by people in it."
He pointed to the success that Bar-
bados enjoyed in removing itself as a

target for the Organisation for Eco-
noaic Co-Operation and Develop-
ment's (OECD) 'harmful tax practices'
initiative as an example of how it was
easier to influence the game by play-
ing, rather than standing on the side-
As a WTO member, Barbados was
able to assemble a top team of attorneys
and threaten to complain to that body,
which governs world trade and its rules,
that the OECD initiative was discrimi-
natory because it only focused on so-
called offshore centres.
Mr Smith said that when this hap-
pened, the OECD immediately backed
off from Barbados and dropped the
country from its list of target nations, as
it knew it would lose any case before the
By remaining outside the WTO and a
rules-based system of trade, Mr Smith
said the Bahamas would leave itself
open to initiatives advanced by com-
petitors that might be harmful to this
nation's economy.
As an example, he used the US pre-
clearance status that the Bahamas
enjoys, a vital ingredient to the tourism

Minister says stance would leave islands

exposed 'to discrimination by countries in it'


industry's success. Apart from this
nation, he could think of only Canada
and Mexico as also enjoying pre-clear-
ance status.
Mr Smith said that other nations from
the Caribbean region, who did not have
US pre-clearance, could argue as WTO
members that the US was discriminating
against them and giving the Bahamas
preferential treatment, in violation of
WTO rules.
"If they can demonstrate the US is
giving us special treatment and they're
not part of the club, the US will have to
give pre-clearance to the rest of the
world or take it away from us."
In addition, by remaining outside the
WTO, the Bahamas could also leave
itself exposed to problems such as price
fixing by major industries doing business
in this nation, something that could be
eliminated through the WTO as global

trade rules banned such practices.
Mr Smith said that to conclude that
there were no advantages for the
Bahamas of joining the WTO was pre-
mature, the minister likening it to
"putting the cart before the horse". He
added that more rigorous analysis need-
ed to be done.
On fears that joining the WTO would
lead to a loss of Bahamian sovereignty,
with Parliament ceding its powers to
resolve investment-related disputes to
an international tribunal, Mr Smith said:
"As all countries of the world become
more integrated, there's a loss of sov-
ereignty. There's no two ways about
He pointed to the security arrange-
ments the Bahamas had with the US

SEE page 5B

Bahamas is 'trailblazer'

on sustainable tourism

Tribune Business
able tourism awareness pro-
gramme in the Bahamas began
its first phase yesterday, with
officials determined to find ways
to save the natural environment
and culture for future genera-
With a $60,000 grant from the
United Nations Environmental
Programme, the Ministry of
Tourism launched the initiative
at the Wyndham Resort.
According to international
environmental consultant Roger
Lefrancois, this is the first known
programme of its kind in the
world, which makes the

Bahamas a "guinea pig" of sorts,
but also a trailblazer in sustain-
able tourism, mapping out a way
for other small island developing

SEE page 3B

Morton Salt renovation to aid Inagua's tourism

Tribune Business.Editor
MORTON Salt will be encouraged to
renovate the Salt House as part of a pro-
ject to develop Inagua into a destination
for sustainable tourism, with the south-
ernmost island seen as appealing to a
niche market of academic, scientific and
educational visitors.
The $181,177 project to develop sus-
tainable tourism in Inagua, which is being
aided with financing from the Inter-
American Development Bank's (IDB)
Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF),
aims to generate Bahamian ownership of
the tourism industry on that island and
the wider Family Islands.
One of the project's goals is to encour-
age Morton Salt and its parent, Rohm &,
Haas, to renovate the Salt House.
Among the ideas suggested for the ren-
ovated property and surrounding ocean-

front are conversion into a Flamingo and
Salt story programme; an arts centre,
producing handicrafts and art from recy-
cled material; visitor's information cen-
tre; and equipment rentals. The IDB
document for the project said: "Despite
a rich mix of existing and potential attrac-
tions, Inagua is literally unknown in pri-
mary target markets."
It described the best potential for
developing tourism in Inagua as lying
with the SAVE (Scientific, Academic,
Volunteer, and Educational travel) mar-
ket, as these groups would be interested
in Inagua's flamingos, sea turtle nesting
grounds, and the National Park.
The IDB project document said:
"There are a number of aspiring entre-
preneurs in Inagua today, but in addition
to a lack of access to capital, most lack an
understanding of target markets and the
tools and technologies available to devel-
op the island's tourism industry.

"Some are sophisticated business peo-
ple with a wide range of skills, but know
little about the kind of tourism that is
best suited to Inagua's mix of existing
and potential products, including the
SAVE market, ecotourism, soft adven-
ture, diving, and bird watching."
The project aims to start the process of
having Inagua become one of the first
Bahamian islands designated as a Blue
Flag destination.
It will also explore "in depth" the use
of wind and solar energy as an alternative
to diesel, reducing costly imports to run
the island's current two generators and
establishing Inagua's eco-tourism cre-
Other goals include forming an Inagua
Tourism Association to promote the
island and undertake joint marketing
with the Ministry of Tourism, and the
creation of a Flamingo Research Sta-

Insurance industry

urged to prepare

free trade study

Tribune Business Reporter
SINSURANCE industry executives were yesterday urged to raise
funding for a study on how free trade and globalisation will impact
the Bahamian industry.
Speaking to members of the Bahamas General Insurance Asso-
ciation (BGIA) yesterday, Philip Simon, executive director of the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, said the pros and cons of global-
isation should be carefully weighed by insurance agents and com-
panies, to see how it would impact the industry in the Bahamas.
Mr Simon said the BGIA should
mobilise itself and its resources to
conduct such a study. SEE page 5B

Accused $lbn launderer

awaiting decision on bail

THE Bahamas-based finan-
cial services executive charged
with laundering $1 billion from
illegal drug sales and financial
frauds will have to wait until
March 27 to learn whether he
will be released on bail.
Martin Tremblay, the 100 per
cent beneficial owner of
Bahamas-based Dominion
Investments, and its managing
director until March 4, 2005, last
year, appeared in a US federal
court on Wednesday to plead
for his release.
However, the judge was
reported to have deferred his
decision until March 27. He
wanted to review a video tape
in which Tremblay allegedly
accepted $20,000 in purported

proceeds from drug sales from
undercover US federal agents,
agreeing to launder this.
Tremblay's attorneys argued
that he needed to be released
on bail to help prepare his
defence, and that he had no
intention to flee the US.
But prosecutors argued that
he was a great flight risk due to
the allegedly overwhelming evi-
dence against him, even though
Tremblay had pleaded not guilty
to all the charges against him at
an earlier hearing.
The US government had
alleged that Tremblay "used his
company to launder millions of

SEE page 4B

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Charting the way forward for

Domestic Investment Board

THE new Minister of Financial Services and Investments Vin-
cent Peet has met with private sector representatives to kick
start talks on a 'Working Document' that will chart the way for-
ward for the Government's Domestic Investment Board.
Among the organizations that met with Mr Peet,. according to

a Ministry statement, were the Bahamas Light Industries Coun-
cil, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Association
of the Bahamas, and the Government's venture capital fund.
Also present were representatives from the Ministries of
Finance and Tourism, plus the Bahamas Agricultural and Indus-

trial Corporation (BAIC)..
Mr Peet said investment incentives were available to both
Bahamian and foreign investors. He said that he felt the Domes-
tic Investment Board would increase awareness among Bahami-
ans of the opportunities available to them.

Bahamas is 'trailblazer' on sustainable tourism

FROM page 1B

Earlston McPhee the Min-
istry of Tourism's general man-
ager of planning and investment,
is spearheading the programme.
He, along with Mr Lefrancois,
reiterated a long-standing call
from Obie Wilchcombe, the
minister of tourism, that the
industry can only survive if every
Bahamian buys into the concept
that it is being done to provide
for generations to follow.
Speaking at the opening cere-
mony yesterday, director-gener-
al Vernice Walkine said: "The
tourism industry is more than
the bricks and mortar of hotels;
it is a tightly woven fabric of
plans, policies, services and facil-
ities that come together to facil-
itate the ability of people to trav-
el for the enjoyment of experi-
ences and recreation.
"Poorly planned or regulated
tourism can be hard on an envi-
ronment, overwhelming to a cul-
ture and insensitive to local tra-
ditions and ways of life. When
that happens, the visitors lose
interest, the locals become
resentful and the basis for busi-
ness between' them is eroded."
Mr Lefrancois, who is serving
as a consultant on the project,
has toured the Family Islands to
get a sense of what Bahamians
really want when it comes to sus-
tainable tourism.
He said Bahamians were very
clear in what they wanted and
needed, and the concerns var-
ied from one island to the other.
"It is critical that this pro-

gramme does not come from the
top down. It must be owned by
the Bahamian people. They told
me: 'You have to involve us
every step of the way; we'll help
you put this together but it has
to be for us'. No blanket solu-
tion will work," said Mr Lefran-
Mr McPhee said sustainable
tourism is more than saving the
environment it extends to hav-
ing Bahamians change their
behaviour and realise that it is
necessary for their own better-

Said Ms Walkine: "In
essence, sustainable tourism
development entails an
approach to planning and devel-
opment of a tourism industry
that not only avoids the deple-
tion or erosion of resources and
assets, but may also enhance and
improve upon them. By adopt-
ing such an approach, we ensure
a viable tourism industry for
future generations of Bahami-
. "Sustainable tourism, by defi-
nition, must also be concerned
with the conservation of natural

resources and, while it is clearly
in our interest to minimise pol-
lution, waste, energy consump-
tion, water usage, landscaping
chemicals and excessive energy
usage, we can also be encour-
aged by the extent to which con-
sumers have come to share these

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Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
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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
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responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
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To reach us before April 28, 2006
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Accused $lbn launderer

awaiting decision on bal

alleged that among the monies
laundered through Dominion
Investments and related bank
accounts were proceeds from
securities frauds, tax evasion
schemes and cocaine, marijua-
na and date rape drug sales.
The US indictment alleged

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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

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Religious Studies
History/Social Studies

Only qualified Teachers, with Bachelor or Master Degrees
from an accredited University or College and Teaching
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For further details and application forms, please contact
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Sat telephone (242) 322-3015/6/7.

Letters of application and/or completed application forms
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Department addressed to:-
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Anglican Central Education Authority
P.O. Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas

that Tremblay accepted monies
for laundering by wire transfer
or physical delivery, depositing
and transferring the proceeds
into offshore bank accounts in
the Bahamas, Canada, Texas
and elsewhere.
It also claimed that Tremblay
created shell companies and, "fic-
titious entities", often with the
same false nominees, addresses
and telephone numbers tocon-
ceal the money laundering activ-

He was caught through a sting
operation mounted by the US
Drug Enforcement Administra-
tion (DEA) in New York. The
indictment alleged that he met
with undercover agents on
March 19, 2005, to discuss laun-
dering proceeds from fictitious
drug sales.
At the meeting, Tremblay was
alleged to have agreed to laun-

NOTICE is hereby given that AVRIL FERGUSON OF
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 17THl day of MARCH,
2006, to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

for immediate employment.
Salary commensurate with experience.
One Attorney with 5 years experience &
One with 2 years experience.

Send Resume to P.O. Box N-1462,
Nassau, Bahamas, Fax 393-4910 or
call 394-0043 for an appointment.

Legal Notice.


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act.
CO. LTD., is in dissolution, as of March 10th, 2006.

International Liquidator Services Limited situated at
A5A Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City,Belize is the



D'ARVILLE late of Cloister Drive,
Paradise Island, Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demand against or
interest in the above-referenced Estate
are required to send same duly certified
in writing to the undersigned on or before
31st May, 2006 after which date the
Executors will proceed to distribute the
assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of
which the Executors shall then have had

Attorneys for the Executors
Fort Nassau Centre
Marlborough Street
P.O. Box N-4875
Nassau, The Bahamas
Ref: Estate of P.P.T. D' Arville

der the proceeds from the busi-
ness run by the undercover
On May 23, 2005, and again
on October 5 and October 26,
2005, following instructions from
Tremblay, some $220,000 was
allegedly wire transferred to
Dominion Investment-related
accounts in connection with ,he
agreement reached on March,-19,
2005. ;
Once the US indictment
against Mr Tremblay was
unsealed, the Bahamian Finan-
cial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
froze bank and secur-itiess
accounts. linked to Dominior
Investments and Nr Trembla\.
The Securities Commission,
assisted by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, secured Dominion

Investments' books nd records,
,4ng;4alted all business. A search
i wgsa,90,ducted at Dominion
In vetments. and search war-
Ira.nts obtained for other juris-
oq( qingspectors.:
i bh securities Commission inspec-
,g,,ps were sent to Dominion
In\ estmenls' office on the same
today as the indictment was
Dominion Investments has
since been placed into liquida-
ition, with BDO Mann Judd
ac.o u n ant, Clifford Culm6r,
appointed ,as liquidator. Iis
attorneys are Metta McMillam-
Hughes and Simone Fitzchar es
at Lennox Paton.

NOTICE is hereby given that STEVEN OLIBRICE OF CARl
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalizatioi
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who know
any reason why registration/ naturalization should not b
granted, should send a written and signed statement of th
facts within twenty-eight days from the 10TH day of MARC
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas

NOTICE is hereby given that MARGUE RITE DECIUS 0
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 wh%
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 10TH day of MARCH, 2006 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship.
PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



The "Malestad 1" has an open deck Defender Hull of fiberglass,
construction with a 2nd deck affixed to accommodate passengers,
which also houses the pilot arrangements. Hull is in excellent,
condition and all equipment onboard is in good working condition.,
Principal Dimensions
Length Overall: 61.0 feet
Breadth: 18.0 feet
Engine: ,(2) Detroit DI3 'S, 1 recently rebuilt .
Vessel has five compartments iW/fji ~"prnps equipped
with 1 inch discharge hoses and-a-eapaeity-2a,000gph.
PHONE 36'3..3'



Ability to communicate with, supervise and
direct employees
Ability to drive cosmetic sales and meet gross
profit target
Provide superior customer service to our
Make purchasing decisions
Represent the Company on buying trips as
Regularly visit stores weekly to train and guide
staff, check displays and stock levels, etc.
Review relevant monthly cosmetic
merchandising results


Compensation will reflect experience of candidate.
The benefits package includes medical insurance.

Please submit resume to:

Fax: 242-356-6924

Human Resources,
Attn: HR3/06
P.O. Box N-3218
Nass'au, Bahamas

FROM page 1B

dollars worth of illegal proceeds
for numerous clients in exchange
for a substantial commission".
The indictment, unsealed in
the US District for the South-
ern District of New York,



PAGE 413, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006

Nk-ai pTl


Bahamas cannot afford to 'stand


and remain outside WTO

FROM page 1B
as evidence of this, adding: "I
don't think the Bahamas can
stand outside the international
order, and the way the world is
changing, I think all countries
will have to give up some sover-
eignty whether there is a'WTO
or not. It's just the nature of
being a small country in a big
"This is the way the world is
going, and we have to remove
the blinders and engage the
world, whether we like it or

Mr Smith recently signed a
loan agreement with the Inter-
American Development Bank
(IDB) for a project entitled
Information as a toolfor negoti-
ating effectiveness, designed to
aid the Bahamas deal with nego-
tiations on entering multilateral
and regional trade agreements.
Among the project's compo-
nents is the hiring of a consultant
who, following consultations
with both the Government and
private sector, will draft the
Bahamas' initial offers on trade
in services for the WTO. Three
drafts will be prepared.


Employee Profile:
*High Energy
eGreat Customer Service Skills
*Computer literate
*Sales Experience
*Team Player
*Work with minimum supervision
Please submit resume to:
Fax: 242-356-6924

Human Resources,
Attn: HR3/06
P.O. Box N-3218
Nassau, Bahamas


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 10TH day of MARCH,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



urgently, for new growing business
Down Town location.

The consultant will prepare
three versions, identifying which
sectors of the Bahamian econo-
my should be offered for open-
ing to competition, when and by
how much. He/she will also iden-
tify those industries that should
be reserved for Bahamians only,
and any timelines over which
they should be opened up.
The IDB project document
added: "WTO accession and
other trade initiatives pursued
by the Bahamas could result in
significant changes to the rules
governing the operation of
Freeport, the country's main free
trade zone (FTZ).
"The WTO, in the Agreement
on Subsidies, prohibits the use of
certain types of incentives that
are used in FTZs. The NAFTA
eliminates the use of duty draw-
back, a common tool used to
facilitate assembly in FTZs."
A consultant will be hired to
help Bahamian policymakers
understand how the WTO and
agreements such as the Free
Trade Area of the Americas
(FTAA) would impact Freeport,
suggesting options to ensure its
continued success, due to "the
importance of Freeport, both in

terms of employment and as the
country's main centre of manu-
Mr Smith yesterday told The
Tribune that Freeport was
unlikely to be impacted by the
WTO, because similar free trade
zones in developed nations had
previously been exempted from
its strictures.
"I think they would regard
Freeport, like many free trade
zones, as a carve out," Mr Smith
sa-id. He added that the
Bahamas would probably seek
"derogation" from WTO rules
for Freeport, and this was
unlikely to be challenged.
However, he pointed out that
Freeport could not benefit from
any trade agreements that were
entered into by the Bahamas.
For instance, while tariffs
imposed by other countries on
goods made in the Bahamas
could be eliminated under a
trade agreement, the same goods
made in Freeport would still be
subjected to those tariffs.
Looking at the economy as a
whole, Mr Smith said its major
industries tourism, financial
services and maritime services -
had been engaged in interna-

FROM page 1B

When agreements such as the
WTO (World Trade Organisa-
tion), FTAA (Free Trade
Agreement of the Americas),
CSME (Caribbean Single Mar-
ket and Economy), and Euro-
pean Union initiatives are pre-
sented, they will ask for virtual-
ly everything in terms of mar-
ket access, he explained.
It is therefore up to each
country to know what it is will-
ing to give and where it will draw
the line.
Mr Simon said there were four
main modes of services in nego-
First, cross border movement,
offering services via the Inter-
net, in which full market access
would be required.
Second, 'consumption
abroad', where a national cross-
es a physical border and con-
sumes a service, as in tourism.
Treaties will require full market
access to all types of insurance.
Third, globalisation will bring
a stronger commercial presence,
where foreign businesses will
establish themselves in countries
outside of their jurisdiction. For
insurance agencies, countries
establishing such treaties would
ask for the removal of any
restriction that would make it
difficult to do so.
Mr Simon told the BGIA that
with fierce competition, and
insurance companies being more
vulnerable than commercial
banks, some businesses may
cease to exist.
What will make the differ-
ence, he said, is how businesses
execute their strategy and how
much attention is paid to the cus-
"If the relationship is solid, I
don't believe they will take their
business elsewhere," Mr Simon
He also noted the growing
trend in insurance, where larger
companies are buying out the
smaller ones, which will eventu-
ally place them ahead in the
globalisation scheme.

Some of the challenges insur-
ance agents will face, said Mr
Simon, include safeguarding dis-
advantaged businesses; shifting
to a low fixed-cost operation;
legislating for competition; revis-
ing migration policies; rational-
ising government procurement;
and improving customs admin-
"If we are not involved in the
process, we will be dictated to,"
he warned.
Mr Simon said that by con-
ducting a study on the business
and its effects on consumers,
insurance companies will ulti-
mately be better able to answer
questions about how globalisa-
tion will affect them;

tional competition since they
were established, and were
therefore well prepared for free
"It's really the small parts of
the economy that have the pro-
tectionist cover," Mr Smith said,
"an I doubt they would be of
interest to large scale invest-

The IDB project will also
assess the implications for the
Bahamas investment and incen-
tive regime from signing on to
the WTO, as this would bring it
into contact with Trade Relat-
ed Investment Measures

The Public is hereby advised that we Densil Tynes and Edlyne
Edmond of the Island of New Providence the parents of,
DENLEY EDMOND intend to change the name of the child
to DENLEY PEDRO TYNES. If there are any objections to
this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Deputy Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box F-
43536, Grand Bahama, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days
after the date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE is hereby given that CHARLINE FERGUSON OF
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 17TH day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


The Public is hereby advised that I, ROLAND CINOR of
Podoleo Street, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my
name to ROLAND SINOR. If there are any objections to
this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such,
objections to the Deputy Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box
N-742, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of publication of this notice.

I tt I r1iIoulNt

A Single Storey Commercial Building of concrete structure approximately 9 years old with houses 3 Commercial
Offices (units are currently being rented) and comprising 2,014 sq. ft. situated on Lot No. 90-A (17,807 sq. ft.)
being a portion of a Lot of Land totaling 4.646 acres on Main Eleuthera, Queens Highway, Lower Bogue, Eleuthera
The property is well landscaped and is in close proximity to a Shopping Centre and Gas Station. Utilities: Electricity,
City Water and Telephone

For conditions of the sale and other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit at: 356-1685 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas
Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
To reach us before April 28, 2006
Directions: Travelling on the western side of the Main Eleuthera Highway and approximately 2,219 feet northerly
from Four for Nothing Road on the Island of Eleuthera, Bahamas
Financing available for the qualified persons
Serious enquires only

years experience necessary.
Salary commensurate with experience.

2005/CLE/gen/No. FP/107
Common Law & Equity Division





Nassau, Bahamas

TAKE NOTICE that an action has been commenced against
you in The Supreme Court of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas,
intituled 2005/CLE/gen/No. FP/107 by J.S. JOHNSON &
Plaintiff claims:

The balance due and owing to the Plaintiff by virtue of a
Promissory Note dated the 26th February, 2003.

AND that by order dated the 12th day of December, 2005 leave
was granted for service of the writ of summons in the said action
on you be effected by this advertisement.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that you must within Fourteen
(14) days from the date of this notice (inclusive of the day of
such publication), acknowledge service of the said writ of
summons by entering an appearance at The Registry of the Supreme
Court situate at the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre, Freeport,
Grand Bahama and on the Firm of Counsel and Attorneys whose
name and address appears below, otherwise judgement may be
entered against you.

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes
Chancery House
The Mall
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Attorney for the Plaintiff

S~flfIl~f ^"^^Colina
Financial Advisors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of:
16 March 2006
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1.380.43 / CHG 02.30 1 %C'HG 00.1" y-YT.I ... .!e
52wk-H 52wv.Low Symbol Preiious Closeu Toca ,'s Close Change Daily Vol EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
095 0 59 Doaco r.lariets 0 59 0 59 000 -0.169 0000 NIM 009;
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 6.97 6.97 0.00 0.643 0.330 10.8 4.73
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.70 0.70 0.00 0.175 0.020 4.0 2.86%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.26 1.26 0.00 0.105 0.060 12.0 4.76%
1.20 0.95 Fidelity Bank 1.18 1.18 0.00 0.070 0.040 16.7 3.42%
9.60 8.00 Cable Bahamas 9.30 9.30 0.00 0.565 0.240 16.5 2.589
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.64 1.69 0.05 1,000 -0.067 0.000- NM 0.00
9.69 8.27 Commonwealth Bank 9.38 9.38 0.00 0.861 0.490 10.9 5.22
5.48 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.35 5.48 0.13 0.099 0.045 54.0 0.84%
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 10.97 10.97 0.00 0.828 0.500 13.2 4.65
10.40 7.99 Focol 10.05 10.40 0.35 3.000 0.833 0.500 12.5 4.81%
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 0.00 300 0.572 0.560 15.9 6.16/
7.00 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 6.93 6.95 0.02 0.134 0.000 51.7 0.00%
10 00 1000 Premier Real Estate 1000 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.760 4.9 7.60/
Fkdlibty Over-Tha-Counler Securilles .
.IK -Hi i52,k-Lo.s Symtol B.J 5 Ask S Last Price NVeekly Vol EPS I Div l PIE Yield
13.25 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 13 25 14 25 11 00 1 917 0 720 7 2 505%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.801
054 0 20 RND Ho.lairc.s 0C 2j 0 54 00 -0 044 0000 NM 000.
Colna Over-The-Counter Securitles ....-;.... .
43.00 28.00 ABDAB a )O 43 00 41 00 2220 0.000 19.4 000"
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.75 13.75 12.50 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93'
060 0 35 RND Holdings 029 054 035 -0 103 0000 NIM 0000
ISX Lisled Mutual Funds "o .
5-.-H 52...-Lo. F,-,d Narr.e NA YTD., Last 12 Months Div $ Yield 6%
1 2909 1 2129 Colina r.loney;ke Fur. 1 250 49"
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**
1.1592 1.1547 Colina Bond Fund 1.159154"***
FINDEX: CLOSE 594.29 I YTD 7.69% 1 2005 .2 6.09,
l-'SY LLS. M,-i E II / 1 ~ .e: ''.2 = 1 0u:'.".'': YIELD lasi 12 monlh ail ends dl.ldea by closing price
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelit)
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelit)
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100
* AS AT JAN. 31. 2006/ .* AS AT FEB. 28. 2006
"- AS AT FEB 24 2006/ *- AS AT FEB 28 2006/ **** AS AT FEB 28 2006
TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 FIDELITY 242-356-776 d ' :*' :- "'''" ':.;i.: .'-";': ". "




P.O. Box N-8860



The Public is notified for general information that in accordance with the
requirements of the Real Estate (Brokers & Salesmen) Act 1995, and as
January 31 s, 2006 the persons listed hereunder are licensed to practice until
31st December, 2006



Allen-Dean Pauline N-540 Nassau, Bahamas 0875
Bethell B. Stanley GT-2381 Nassau, Bahamas 0521
Cleare P. Gregory N-7759 Nassau, Bahamas 0525
Deveaux E. Judy SS-19248 Nassau, Bahamas 0232
O'Brien G.S. Andrew
Patton Michael EE-16984 Nassau, Bahamas 0497
Pyfrom M. Giselle N-4777 Nassau, Bahamas 0441
Smith Aranha N-8482 Nassau, Bahamas 0606
Willams N. Clarence N-4439 Nassau, Bahamas 0291

Bethell A. Godfrey F-422389 Feeport, Grand Bah. 0397
Bethell J. Patrick AB-20521 Marsh Harbou, Abaco 0404
Bethell Wilshire N-8485 Nassau, aehames 0383
Rodriguez Anton N-1132 Nssau, Bahamas 0662

Hinsey Kirk N-318 Nassau, Bahamas 0137

TEL: (242) 325-4942
FAX: (242) 322-4649

P.O. Box N-8860



The. Public is notified for general information that in accordance with the
requirements of the Real Estate (Brokers & Salesmen) Act 1995, and as
January 31 2006 the persons listed hereunder are licensed to practice until
31" December, 2006

Ageeb Charles SS-5931 Nassau, Bahamas 0017
Albury James CB -13616 Nassau, Bahams 0160
Albury Ruth Ann AB -22183 Treasure Cay, Abaco 0068
Alexou Alexander N-3371 Nassau,Bahamas0470
Andrews Silvina N -1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0202
Armaly M. Christopher SS-19085 Nassau, Bahamas 0316

Annbrister Anthony General Delivery Fernandez Bay, Cat Island 0298
Armbrister Floyd EX 29034 Steventon, Exuma 0471
Armstrong Gurney SS-5230 Nassau, Bahamas 0018

Beade Charles General Delivery Salt Pond, Long Island 0374
Bethell A. Godfrey F-42389 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0397
Bethell John N 3006 Nassau, Bahamas 0020
Bethell Kathleen General Delivery Green Turtle Cay, Abaco 014
Bethell Patricia AB -20179 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0057
Betty Schmidt Nassau, Bahamas 0847
Black Suzanne P.O. Box N-82 Nassau.Baham as0488
Bridges Elizabeth F -42482 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0237
Brown Barbara N-1110 Nassau, Bahamas 0073
Brownrigg G. Andrea SS-6299 Nassau,Bahamas 0076
Buckner Garth CS -13500 Nassau, Bahamas 0126
Buckner Jolicka CB -13500 Nassau, Bahamas 0492
Burrows F.A. Barbara FH-14053 Nassau, Bahamas 0296
Chaplin Kenneth N -531 Nassau, Bahamas 0813
Christie Care N 8164 Nassau, Bahamas 0336
Christie John N 8164 Nassau, Bahamas 0114
Cleare Gregory N-77 Nasu. Bahamass 0625
ClareJ. Perry SS-.9710 Nassau,Bahamas 0509
Coverley S. Dudley N-9318 Nassau, Bahamas 0312
Curry Pauline SS-5123 Nassau, Bahamas 0026
Curtis Vernon EX 29034 Georgetown, Exuma 0221
Demlanos Nicholas George, Jr. N-732 Nassau,Bahamas 0027
Damianos-Premock Virginia N-732 Nassau,Bahamas 0028
Darling Dennis N 8998 Nassau, Bahamas 0777
Darville E. Christopher CB -11932 Nassau, Bahamas 0127
Das Gupta Orian Princess F-40111 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0241
Davis Bernard Austin F 43681 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0265
Demeritte V. Terry FH-14578 Nassau, Bahamas 0362
Deveaux Judy SS -19248 Nassau, Bahamas 0232
Disston June N -7776 Nassau, Bahamas 0080
Governors Harbour,
Duckworth Kathleen General Delivery Eleuthera 0128
Edgecombe E. Kingsley, Jr. N-10414 Nassau, Bahamas 0082
Evans Sandra AB 20955 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0368
Farrington Christopher General Delivery Green Turtle Cay, Abaco 0424
Fox Percy EX29190 Georgetown, Exuma 0085
Fraser B. Astrid CB-10964 Nassau, Bahamas 0084
Frith Charles F -44704 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0308
Galanos Peter CR-54906 Nassau, Bahamas 0361
SS-6339 Nassau, Bahamas 0144
Gibson M. James F-43401 Nassau, Bahamas 0216
GrahamGregory CB 13443 Nassau, Bahamas 0086
Halbert Stuart N -1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0405
Sall-Robert, Sr. F 43250 Freeport, Grand Bahama 0131
Hanchell S. Walter N-1444 Nassau, Bahamas 0032
Hanna Sterling N 4142 Nassau, Bahamas 0033
Hepburn Albert S 6778 Nassau, Bahamas 0486
Hepburn E. Roberta N-7776 Nassau,Bahamas 0089
Hepubrn Steven GT-2368 Nassau, Bahamas 0314
Herrod Christopher CB-13647 Nassau, Bahamas 0803
Higgs Vincent AB -20285 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0035
Hudson-Carey B. Priscilla CB-11556 Nassau, Bahamas 0360
Hugh Buckher CBB-13500 Nassau, Bahamas 0012
Hurlock Judith EX-20098 Georgetown, Exuma 0483
Isaacs Jack N 1458 Nassau, Bahamas 0034
Johnson A. Wendy SS-19270 Nassau, Bahamas 0176
Johnson H. Steven FH-14397 Nassau, Bahamas 0333
Kanitsch O. Fred CB 12103 Nassau, BahamHl 094
Kemp Jacquelyn I :26016 I Rock Sound, Eleuthetf _ali_
Knowles Erskine CB-11894 Nassau, Bahamas 0036

TEL: (242) 325-4942
FAX: (242) 322-4649

DATE: MRBCH 17TH, 2006


TEL (242) 325-4942
FAX: (242) 322-4649

P.O. Box N-8860



The Public is notified for general information that in accordance with the
requirements of the Real Estate (Brokers & Salesmei) Act 1995, and as
January 31s, 2006 the persons listed hereunder are licensed to practice until
31 December, 2006

Albury Kathleen AB -20856 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 0482
Beauregard Lorraine EL -27600 Spanish Wells, Eluthera 0452
Brownrigg Robin N 1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0021
Carey C. Carey N -4764 Nassau, Bahamas 0008
CareyMaio N -1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0022
Carey Paul C -11556 Nassau, Bahamas 0190__
Christie William IMPhermon N -8164 Nassau, Bahamas 0115
Clear Douglas N -7655 Nassau, Bahamas 0169
Cross Kevin N -N1132 Nassau, Bahamas 0026
Culmer C. Kenneth Gen. Delivery Tarpum Bay, Eleu 0149
Davis Ambrose N -957 Nassau, Bahamas 0476
Dean Rudolph SS-5988 Nassau, Bahamas 0500
Dupuch Peter SS -6650 Nassau, Bahamas 0170
Ellis L Garnett CBs -11617 Nassau, Bahamas 0305
Galanos Peter CR -54906 Nassau, Bahamas 0361
Gibson Levi N- 957 Nassau, Bahamas 0009
Lightboue E. Bertram F40693 Freeport, Grand Bah. 0215
Lowe Paul N 8164 N iau, Bahamas 0380
Mauricio George N-9128 Nassau, Bahamas 0345
Morley F. David SS-19085 Nassau, Bahamas 0006
Pinder Rachel N 3709 Nassau, Bahamas 0381
Ritchie Paul EE 16336 Nassau, Bahamas 0046
Seymour E. Wendell SS-6938 Nassau, Bahamas 0011
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MELBOURNE: For first
timer Alana Dillette and
second timer Chris
Vythoulkas, the first day of
competition in the Com-
monwealth Games was an
encouraging one.
The duo didn't make it to
the finals of the two events
they competed in on the first
day of competition on
Thursday, but are both
inspired by their perfor-
mances and are anxious to
get back in the pool to com-
pete again.
"Andy and I tried some-
thing different where we
built up on the beginning of
the race," said Vythoulkas
after he posted a seventh
place finish in the men's 50
backstroke semifinal for
13th overall, knocking him
out of the final picture.
"It definitely felt a lot eas-
ier than it did in the morn-
ing. So I just have to get
back to training and hope-
fully try to develop that
technique a little more."
For Vythoulkas, 19, it was
still a good performance,
considering the fact that he
only started training in Jan-
uary for the games. But all
things considered, he knew
that he had to be in tip top
shape to be a real con-
"No one wants to swim
out of lane one, but I
haven't gone this fast in a
long time," he charged. "So
I'm really encouraged. If I
can get down to almost my
best times in three months, I
have to be pleased. I just
have to see what the rest-of
the week brings for me."


Unlike the heats, where
he was almost in the middle
of the pool and could
observe what was going on
around him, swimming out
of lane one had it's disad-
vantages as Vythoulkas was
unable to keep abreast of
the field when they surged
away from him in the final.
"I really thought I was
right up there with them,"
he stated. "I knew I got out
fast, but I guess I didn't
have that much left at the
end of the race."
Vythoulkas will have
almost the same type of
workload as he did in the
last games in Manchester,
England in 2002 when he
felt short of the final in the
50 and 100 free and 50 and
100 fly.
He has dropped both the
100 free and fly and added
100 back to the 50 back. But
having reached the semis of
the 50 fly here, he's confi-
dent that he can do well in
his other events.
While she didn't advance
out of the heats in either of
her two opening events,
Alana Dillette felt her per-
formances will only serve as
an inspiration for the
remainder of her stay here.
"It was average," she said
about going through the first
day jitters. "My nerves real-
ly got to me, but tomorrow
is another day."
Yesterday, she didn't do
as well as she expected.
She was seventh in her
heat in the women's 200 free

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in 2:09.60 and eighth in her
50 fly heats in 29.46.
But today, she will be
back in the pool competing
in both the 100 back and 100
Her speciality doesn't
come until Sunday when
she's entered in the 50 back.
"I'm hoping to make the'
semifinal and swim my best
time," she said.
"I'm really looking for to
"I think the two events
today really helped me to
get my nerves settled."
As for the games, Dillette
said so far the experience
has been "great and the
atmosphere is really excit-

BOA president pleased with swimming team

Senior Sports Reporter
MELBOURNE: With the first day of
competition completed, Bahamas Olympic
Association president Arlington Butler
was quite pleased with what he saw from
the three-member swimming team.
While Jeremy Knowles ended the night
for the Bahamas with a close fourth place
finish in the final of the men's 200 butter-
fly on Thursday night, Butler said it's just
an indication of what to expect for the
remainder of these Commonwealth
"It's'an unfortunate. I would have liked
to have seen that, in the same place his
grandfather won the first medal for the
Bahamas on the water, he would have won
one in the water," Butler pointed out. "But

it was so close."
Butler was referring to Durward 'Sea
Wolf' Knowles, who teamed up with the
late Sloane Farrington to win a bronze
medal in the Star Class of sailing at the
Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia
in 1953.
"He gave it all he had. I knew the New
Zealander was going to run away with it
because of his time (in the preliminary),
but I thought he would have been able to
split the Australians, but it didn't hap-
pen," Butler stressed. "He came close."
As the day came to a close, Butler was
eagerly looking forward to the remainder
of the games that will conclude on March
27 with boxing, cycling and track and field
still waiting to compete.
"We've got some great performances to
watch for," he charged. "I'm looking for a

1-2 finish in the ladies' 400 and I'm hoping
to see the relay team do well despite the
fact that we had a couple of setbacks.
"And Chris Brown, I expect him to do
well. We still have the swimmers and the
boxers. Maybe they can pull one off. And
there are some other things we can expect.
Lavern (Eve) has always been there (in
the women's javelin). So there's still plen-
ty of hope left."
Having been 'Down Under' so many-
times before, Butler said the conditions'
are very good for a fantastic performance"
from the Bahamian 26-member delega-
"The facilities where the athletes are
living with the food and everything else
is great," he insisted. "We're hoping that,
although we've had some setbacks, we will
give a good account of ourselves."

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Highlights from the BAAA

High School Championship

* ALEX FORBES (left) of St. Francis De Sales in the under 17 boys javelin.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

* AUGUST CAMPBELL (above) of Jack Hayward in the under 17 boys javelin
with a throw of 52.50.
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Knowles had swam just a little
faster in the last 50 metres of
the final of the men's 200 but-
terfly on Thursday night at the
Melbourne Sports and Aquat-
ic Centre, he could have been
on the podium with the
Bahamas' first medal at the
Commonwealth Games.
Instead, Knowles had to set-
tle for a heartbreaking fourth
place finish in a time of one
minute and 59.37 seconds, just
shy of his national record of
1:59.21 that he set back in
He was caught and passed
about 20 metres from the final
wall as Aussie Joshua Krough
avenged an earlier defeat in
the preliminaries to secure the
bronze in 1:57.26. He joined
New Zealand's Moss
Burmester, the gold medalist
in a games' record time of
1:56.64 and fellow Australian
Travis Nederpelt, the silver
medalist, in 1:57.26.


For Knowles, it was a race
that if he had to do it all over
again, he would probably
change his strategy. But, then
again, it was a race plan that
he and his father and team
coach Andy Knowles had
gone over with a fine tooth
comb before the event.
"The strategy was to go out
strong and try to put myself
in the race," he admitted. "I
think I achieved that, but it's
so frustrating being that close
to a medal and not beingable
to get it.
"But I think I swam well. I
hurt a little coming home. But
it was a good race. It's just
frustrating being that close
and not coming away with a
In what turned out to be the
best performance ever by a
Bahamian swimmer at these
championships, Knowles said
coming off the third wall was
"like I was tightening up, so I
knew it was going to be a
struggle coming home."
"I couldn't really see that
much on the other side of the
pool. I didn't even really know
it was that close. But the last
50, you just put your head
down and give it your all. It
ended up being close, but
there's no cigar."
Knowles, 24, went into the
race with the third fastest

qualifying time, having won
his heat in 2:00.70. So he knew
that he had a legitimate
chance of getting a medal.
"I kind of gambled tonight
by going out strong and being
in the race," he pointed out. "I
think if I had played it a little
safer, I could have been on
the medal stand. But you have
to gamble with these things to
be in the race to get where
you need to be. I just paid for
it tonight."


After falling short in what
is considered his best event,
Knowles will now concentrate
on the remaining four events,
starting with the 50 fly that he
will swim with Chris
Vythoulkas today.
While there's plenty of rac-
ing still left for Knowles, his
father, Andy, noted that it's
going to be tough after he
came so close, yet so far from
making history as the first
Bahamian to win a Common-
wealth Games' swimming
"It was a good performance,
definitely finishing fourth was
the highest we've finished in
swimming at the Common-
wealth Games," he reflected.

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"I know Jeremy was kind of
disappointed. Finishing fourth,
he was just on his best time
and the national record. But I

think he was shooting for the
"The last 50, he was really
hurting coming home. He fin-,

ished fourth a couple times at
Pan Am and now he's fourth
"So I know he would have

liked to crack that top three.
But it's right on his best time
and he has to be pleased with
his swim."

Brown, Cash impress at BAAA event

Junior Sports Reporter
THIRD time was a charm for Gerard
Brown, who finally inked his name in the
record books.
After surpassing the record marks in
two events last week, with none being
awarded to him due to the wind readings
attached, Brown got to breathe a sigh of
relief yesterday.
He set one of four records at the
Bahamas Association of Athletic Associa-
tions (BAAA) high school national cham-
pionships, taking the intermediate boys'
triple jump with a best leap of 14.96 metres
(49 feet-linch).
The record 14.83m was set in 1993 by
Allen Mortimer of CI Gibson. Finishing
second in the event was August Campbell
of Jack Hayward with 13.66m, third place
went to Rashad Moxey of CR Walker with
a best of 13.51m.
Brown said: "I can finally breathe a sigh
of relief, it happened and it will stand. It
feels great, words can't describe the feeling,
but I know I am very happy with the per-
"I was on target for my goals, I wanted
the two records in the private school meet
but it was too windy. This time it worked in
my favour, the wind worked with me.

fashion. The old record of 4.98m wab set by
Deaundra Sawyer of Habour Island in
Taking second place behind Cash was
teammate Printassia Johnson with 5.32m
and Henrietta Carey in 4.93m.
The second record set by Cash will not
stand due to the high wind reading indi-
Cash clocked 12.07 seconds in the 100m,
the fastest time heading into the finals,
which were set for later on last night. The
second fastest time went to Valonee Robin-
son in 12.37 seconds and Johnson with
12.65 seconds.
The current record of 12.40 seconds
belongs to Cash and was set last year at the
Strong man Colin Christie's name will
appear in the meet's record book in the
shot putt event, as he erased a year old
record held by Alex Forbes of AF Adder-
Christie threw the shot put 12.99m for
the win over Troy Laguerre of CH Reeves
who posted a best throw of 12.34m and
Mario Williams of Nassau Christian Acad-
emy with 12.23m.
August Campbell missed out on a record
but did claim the gold medal in the javelin
event with a best toss of 52.50m, coming in
second was Donavon Williams with 50.48m
and Peter Smith with 48.06m.

"I am more confident now heading into
the Carifta Games, I know that I am on
track. Today I jumped 49,.by Carifta I want
to be jumping 50 or better, so knowing
that I did that helped me.
"Knowing that I did it with a record

attached makes me feel even
Erasing a five year old record was
Sparkyl Cash in the junior girls long jump
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AFTER setting a record in the long jump, Sparkyl Cash of Queens College
sprints her way to another record performance only this time it wouldn't stand
because of the wind reading. Her time was 12.07.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

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