Group Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
Title: The Tribune
ALL ISSUES CITATION THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00084249/00360
 Material Information
Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Alternate Title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: March 22, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
Frequency: daily, except sunday
daily
normalized irregular
 Subjects
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
 Notes
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00084249
Volume ID: VID00360
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 09994850
oclc - 9994850

Full Text







"FISH FOR
5I f .*I N
LENT I'm lovin' it.
HIGH 84F
LOW 66F

PANRY SUNNY
AND WARM


The


Tribune


rI-ii~ -


Volume: 102 No.102 Wt-UNtSbUAY, MAHU-UI z2, 2U


P Rice t


s Ba amas ovt


American Secretary of State

pleased with how Cuban

dentists issue was resolved


M By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
IN WHAT is her first visit to
the Bahamas, US Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice yester-
day met with Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie and thanked the
Bahamas government for the
maimer in which the controversial
issue of the two Cuban dentists
was resolved.
Dr Rice and the prime minister
during the official courtesy call
discussed various bilateral issues,
including the Bahamas' relation-
ship with Cuba, the establishment
of a joint OPBAT base in Inagua,
and the democratisatiori of Haiti.
The US Secretary of State
arrived in the capital yesterday
afternoon to attend a meeting of
CARICOM foreign affairs min-
isters, scheduled to be held at the
Cable Beach Radisson hotel
today.
Following a brief welcoming


ceremony at Million Air, Dr
Rice's motorcade made its way
to the Cabinet office where she
met with the prime minister and a
number of his Cabinet ministers.
In discussions, which lasted for
30 minutes, security issues of con-
cern to both countries topped the
agenda.
"On behalf of the Bahamas I
highlighted our concerns about
the security of our country, in
terms of the integrity of our bor-
ders," the prime minister said.
Addressing the press outside
the Churchill building following
the meeting, Prime Minister
Christie said the relationship
between the Bahamas and Cuba
was a topic of "frank" discussion
during yesterday's courtesy call.
"We spoke very frankly about
some of the essential aspects of
relations between the Bahamas
and Cuba that the Americans
SEE page two


* MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie, Mark Wilson, permanent-secretary in the
Ministry of National Security, US Secretary of State Dr Con-
doleezza Rice, Dr Patricia Rodgers Foreign Affairs, and
Bahamian Ambassador Joshua Sears at the Cabinet Office
yesterday
(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)


| HHH. ..., ... ,


'kI-- T


Start your
g in. rs


Auto Insurance,
irt choice is
ia ement.
_i can tnist.


US SECRETARY OF STATE Condoleezza Rice at the airport yesterday
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


Skeletal remains of Lucayan Indian
and European found in historic cave


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
ARCHAEOLOGISTS in Eleuthera have
unearthed an exciting find in the historic Preacher's
Cave in North Eleuthera the skeletal remains
of a Lucayan Indian only a short distance away
from the skeleton of a European.
"This is extremely exciting. I mean it's truly fas-
cinating.
"You know like when you feel goose pimples?
Well that's what's happening to us right now. This
thing is so'magnificent it's unbelievable," Ray-
mond Harrison, co-chair of the North Eleuthera


Historical Society told The Tribune yesterday.
Along with the discovery of the two bodies,
there is even more reason for excitement as it is
believed that there may be more skeletons in the
area.
"Even though we were thinking that our work
was coming to an end, it looks like this has just
begun," Mr Harrison said.
Other than the discovery of a few artifacts at
the site this has been the most significant find to
date.'
"We've uncovered all sorts of different artifacts.
SEE page nine


COB student
union joins
opposition
to presidency
candidate
MEMBERS from the Col-
lege of the.Bahamas student
union yesterday joined the
mounting opposition to the
choice of a Canadian academic
as a candidate to head the insti-
tution.
Holding a press conference
yesterday at the college book-
store, COBUS added its offi-
cial voice to that of the Union of
Tertiary Educators of the
Bahamas (UTEB), who have
come put against the decision
to name Janyne Hodder the
third candidate for the COB
presidency.
On Monday, UTEB protest-
ed the methods used by college
council president Franklyn Wil-
son in identifying Ms Hodder
as a candidate.
At the press conference,
COBUS president Quinton
Lightbourne explained that he
has re-evaluated his initial posi-
tion that UTEB members were
wrong for walking out on a
SEE page nine

Would-be

armed robber
is shot by store
employee
A WOULD-BE armed rob-
ber is fighting for his life in the
intensive care unit of the
Princess Margaret Hospital
after he was shot in the back by
a store employee.
According to press officer
Walter Evans the gunman,
believed to be in his twenties,
was wearing a hooded jacket
when he entered Fergie's Meat
Market on East Street south
shortly after 10 o'clock yester-
day morning.
Armed with a handgun, he
approached the counter and
demanded money from the
cashier.
As the cashier opened the
drawer and was about to hand
over cash, a second employee
with a licensed gun walked up
to the armed robber and fired
SEE page nine


MANAGEMENT
D.~NSRANCE BROKERS & AG(;.N'l

|R M_ l a
HNb~P1 i^11mf^WM2am


N assau andEBaama Islands'leadingNewspap er


#1 PAPER IN CIRCULATION


hke DBiami meratl
BAHAMAS EDITION


Do what tastes right.


Pn'IUt /7O






I Il I I lJD~jiIL


rM'cA Z, Vv t'ii~3UMY, IvinhrlA LL, LUUO


LOCALNW


E CONDOLEEZZA Rice greets Golden Girl Eldice Clarke-Lewis yesterday along with repre-
sentatives of the Bahamian Special Olympics squad at Million Air


* THE leader of the Saxons Superstars, Percy Vola Frances, dances for Condoleezza Rice in a
Junkanoo parade for the US Secretary of State


* MEMBERS of the Special Olympics squad with gold medallist Eldice Clarke-Lewis


family guardian

announces promotions

Three sales representatives have been promoted
to Agency Managers in Family Guardian's
Financial Services Division in Nassau:

Julie Smith. CLU, joined Family Guardian in 1992.
She is a five-time and current qualifying member of
the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).
In 2005 she earned the Chartered Life Underwriter
lieSmith (CLU) designation.
!ncy Manager
Vernelle Butler. MBA joined Family Guardian
In 2001 following a career in education
and hospitality rnranagement In 2005 she
qualified for MDRT membership She is currently
pursuing the CLLU designation programme.

Ingrid Rose. FLMI. began her career in the insurance
industry in 1983. She joined Family Guardian in 2005
and qualified for MDRT membership the same year.
She is currently pursuing the CLU and ChFC
IChartered Financial Consultantl designations.

Family Guardian congralulates these accomplished
professionals.


Vernelle Butler
Agency Manager


FAMILY

GUARDIAN
INSURANCE
COMPANY

EAST BAY STREET, NASSAU P.O. BOX SS 6232


, In brief

Actions of
two officers
are being
investigated

THE Royal Bahamas Police
Force is investigating whether
the actions of two women police
officers were in violation of the
Police Act.
The two officers were
allegedly involved in an alter-
cation in the East Bay Street
Police Station on Friday which
resulted in one officer being hit
repeatedly in the head with a
radio.
Inspector Walter Evans said
yesterday that if the findings of
the investigation deem it nec-
essary, appropriate disciplinary
measures will be taken.


Share

your

news
The Tribune wants to hear
from people who-are: -
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.



TROICAL


* US SECRETARY of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in New
Providence yesterday
(Photos: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)


MAIN SECTION
Local News ...................P1,2,3,5,6,7,9,11,12
Editorial/Letters .......................................P4
Advts........................................ ....... P8,10
BUSINESS/SPORTS SECTION
Business ..................................... P1,2,3,4,5
Sports ................................................. P6,7,8
THE ARTS SECTION
Arts ............................................. P1,2,3,6,8
Com ics......................................... ........ :P4
O ut There.................................................. P5
Weather........................................ P7

CLASSIFIED SECTION 24 PAGES

AUTO SHOW SUPPLEMENT 16 PAGES

MIAMI HERALD SECTIONS
Main..............................................12 Pages
Sports/Business ............................12 Pages


American Secretary

of State pleased with

how Cuban dentists

issue was resolved
FROM page one

should understand, (issues) that the
Caribbean countries face," he said.
Mr Christie said he explained to
Dr Rice that Cuba offers access to
healthcare services and higher edu-
cation for many Bahamians.
He said he highlighted the fact that
more than 300 Bahamians recently
underwent various eye surgeries in a
special initiative in Cuba.
The establishment of a joint
OPBAT base in Inagua was an addi-
tional issue that was specifically
addressed during talks with Dr Rice,,
the prime minister said.
"We spoke about the potential of
strength in our relationship if we
jointly approached the establishment
of a base in Inagua for the purposes
of interdicting and intercepting drug
traffickers and human smugglers and
poachers," he said.
On the topic of Haiti, Mr Christie
said the election of president Ren6
Pr6val was discussed.
He said that Dr Rice said she
recently met with the newly elected
Haitian president and that she was
very "encouraged."
Further issues that were touched
upon during the meeting included
the particular attention paid by the
Bahamas to the strengthening of the
United Nations Security Council and
the role the Bahamas can play in that
process, he added.
"The overall impression the Sec-
retary left us with was that she and
the President of the USA regard the
Bahamasas a close friend and that
we must work to strengthen that rela-
tionship," the prime minister said.
Earlier in the day it seemed that
the press assigned to the Cabinet
office would be obstructed by gov-
ernment protocol officers.
Despite an assignment sheet sent
to the Tribune by Bahamas Infor-
mation Services requesting that it
send one writer and one photogra-
pher, members of the media after
waiting two hours for Dr Rice to
arrive were told that only ZNS,
BIS and a US Embassy photograph-
er would be allowed into the Cabinet
office.
Following complaints by the
media, US officials said that the deci-
sion was made by Bahamian author-
ities. BIS told The Tribune that gov-
ernmnien protocol-officer Andrew
McKinney was responsible for the
organisation of the press event.
Prime Minister Christie, however,
intervened on behalf of the press,
and photographers from all media
houses were eventually permitted
into the Cabinet office.








THE TRIBUNE


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006, PAGE 3.


L C ,rn6


0 In brief

Bishop calls

for faster

processing

of suspects

BISHOP Simeon Hall, senior
pastor of New Covenant Baptist
Church, has urged Bahamians
to hold new attorney general
Allyson Maynard-Gibson to her
promise to speed up the pro-
cessing of suspected criminals.
Former prison superinten-
dent Edwin Culmer said last
year that suspects can be on
remand for between two and
four years at the prison before
they are brought to trial.
"It is unjust for a person to be
on remand at Her Majesty's
Prison for an inordinate length
of time," said Bishop Hall, who
is a former president of the
Bahamas Christian Council.
According to Bishop Hall, the
long wait for trials in the
Bahamas is the cause of "deep
anger and submerged bitterness
that a great number of young
people harbour against the gen-
eral society".
He said nine months to a year
is sufficient time for the legal
system to bring an arrested per-
son to trial.
"It is important that we
search for answers to the crim-
inal element in our society; we
(must) look truthfully beneath
the surface to see and expose
those hidden causes which lie
at the root," Bishop Hall said..

31-year-old
charged with
attempted
murder

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT A 31-year-old
resident of Grand Cay, Abaco,
and Freeport, was charged with
two counts of attempted murder
in. Freeport Magistrate Court
on Monday.
Zeno Higgs appeared before
Magistrate Subu Swain in Court
Two, where-he. was charged
with the attempted murder of
36-year-old TroyiBeneby and
25-year-old Claudia Williams of
Sarah Court on Hudson
Avenue on March 14.
According to reports, Beneby
was shot in the head and Ms
Williams was shot in the stom-
ach. Both victims are presently
detained in hospital.
Higgs was not required to
enter a plea to the charges and
the matter was adjourned to
June 26 for preliminary inquiry.

$4,200 from

choir to

assist Grand

Bahama

MELANIE Griffin, Minister
of Social Services and Commu-
nity Development accepted a
cheque for $4,200.00 on Mon-
day from the Department of
Social Services choir to assist
their social workers in Grand
Bahama, who were affected by
hurricane Wilma.
The choir raised the funds at
a concert in December, 2005.
"It is a very noble effort and
I want to commend the choir
who was very excited about
what they were doing, and they
had a beautiful concert," Min-
ister Griffin said. "That shows
the heart of the social workers,
not just for persons who are
inclined but for their sisters and
brothers who are a part of the
service."

L -'










"Copyrighted Material
Syndicated Content


Available from Commercial News Providers"






-40


Rood ecstatic at Rice visit


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

AN OBVIOUSLY ecstatic
US Ambassador John Rood
welcomed US Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice to the
Bahamas yesterday.
Beyond pleased, Ambas-
sador Rood said: "We are
excited, and it's not everyday
that the secretary of business
- especially after coming off a
round-the-world tour it
shows to me how important the
Caribbean is and how impor-
tant this meeting is for her to
get back to Washington for one
day and head back out.
"So it is going to be a great
two days," he said.
Touching down at 4.29pm,
Secretary Rice disembarked
US Airforce Boeing 747 jet at
Million Air to the sound of
the Saxon's Superstars
junkanoo group led by Vola
Francis.
Taking nothing for granted,
security was at its highest, with
armed guards, sniffing dogs,
secret service personnel,, and
countless police officers sur-
rounding the airport's terminal
and hangar.
Clad in a exquisite purple


two-piece suit, Secretary Rice
was greeted by Foreign
Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell
and Ambassador Rood at the
steps of the US government
plane.
Olympic gold medalist
Eldice Clarke-Lewis present-
ed Secretary Rice with a bou-
quet of flowers and welcomed
her to the Bahamas.
Speaking of this once in a
lifetime encounter, Mrs Clarke-
Lewis said that it was a plea-
sure meeting her.
"One of the things she men-
tioned was that she had heard
about the Golden Girls from
the Bahamas. She mentioned
that she was very proud of our
accomplishment.
"She also said that I was
beautiful, and I said that's
thanks to my parents," Mrs
Clarke-Lewis laughed.
Secretary Rice spent little
time at the airport. She was
immediately whisked away,
accompanied by US Ambas-
sador Rood, in a white Chevy
Suburban with a full entourage
of security personnel.
Immediately following her
vehicle, another Chevy Subur-
ban with secret service officials
armed with assault rifles kept


guard as the motorcade made
its way through the streets of
New Providence to the Cabi-
net Office.
Security has already been
increased at the British Colo-


nial Hilton where the US Sec-
retary is expected to stay, and
armed guards can be seen in
the garden areas of the hotel's
entrance armed and pre-
pared for any eventuality.


(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)

Secretary Rice is expected to
meet with CARICOM foreign
ministers at the Radisson Cable
Beach Resort tomorrow morn-
ing before returning to Wash-
ington later that evening.


Hodder 'best choice' for future of COB


DESPITE protests by some.
faculty and students, Janyne
Hodder is the best bet to take
the College of the Bahamas
forward to university status, it
was claimed last night.
Management sources said
mother-of-two Ms Hodder is
a "world-class" academic who
has the deep respect of two of
Canada's top universities.
"There is no doubt that this
woman has what it takes to
carry this college forward. And
she meets the criteria set by
COB's stakeholders," said an
inside source.
Although Ms Hodder's
introduction to COB as a pres-
idential candidate prompted a
faculty walkout, her "grace
and poise" in the face of such
hostility impressed many of
those present.
"She handled herself very
well indeed," said a COB insid-
er, "In fact, some of those who
were prepared to condemn the
methods used for choosing her
had to admit she came over
very impressively indeed."
With two Bahamian chil-
dren, residency status in this
country and 14 years direct
experience of Nassau life, Ms
Hodder is seen by her sup-
porters as having enough local
credentials to counter anyone's


reservations.
"Based on her experience,
and the regard in which she's
held internationally, there's no
doubt she would be a tremen-
dous asset to COB," said the
source.
On Monday, members of
the Bahamas Union of Ter-
tiary Educators walked out of
a meeting called to introduce
them to Ms Hodder.

Protest

About half the union mem-
bers left the college auditorium
in protest when college council
chairman Franklyn Wilson
presented Ms Hodder as s.,
presidential candidate.-
'Th6ev"wie objeti'fi'gbt tb th
process of recruirrent adopted
by college management, and
said the job should have been
advertised, with candidates
vetted and interviewed by all
major stakeholders.
However, Ms Hodder's sup-
porters believe she will end up
as president to succeed Dr
Rodney Smith, who left under
a cloud last year after admit-
ting plagiarism.
SWith her high-flying man-
agement experience at McGill
University rated Canada's


number one learning institu-
tion Ms Hodder is seen by
them as a sound long-term bet
to see COB through to uni-
versity level.
At 55, she was described by
one college source as "in her
prime" with much to offer.
over the next few years.
As a McGill vice-principal
and former principal of the up-
and-coming Bishop's Univer-
sity, Ms Hodder is said to have
the academic and administra-
tive weight to tackle the job
admirably:
However, behind-the-scenes
opposition to her appointment
appears to be founded on
three points:
.*She does not hold a PhD
degree -" uiuall considered
essential for a college or uni-
versity president
She is not a Bahamian cit-
izen, though she does have two
Bahamian children
She is white, creating dif-
ficulties among some Bahami-
ans who feel the COB presi-
dent should be black.
Significantly, acting presi-
dent Dr Rhonda Chipmani-
Johnson said Ms Hodder had
"much to offer" and may pos-
sess qualities "which we are
looking for and may not have."
Despite Monday's walk-out,


School support staff endorse BUT


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

SCHOOL administrators,
guidance counsellors and
librarians have fully endorsed
the Bahamas Union of Teach-
ers as their official negotiat-
ing agent.
This comes on the heels of
the wrangling between the
government and the union as
to which professionals should
be included in anew industri-
al agreement.
Union executives have
maintained that the adminis-
trators, guidance counselors
and librarians are skilled
teachers, despite the fact that
they are not present in class-
rooms throughout the day.
However, the government
has claimed particularly in
the case of administrators -
that such workers should not
be catergorised as teachers
and therefore should not be
represented by the same
union.
In the event of industrial
action on the part of teachers,
the administrators are need-
ed to operate the schools and
maintain order, the govern-
ment has pointed out.
Charles Wildgoose, the
treasurer of the Bahamas
Association of School Admin-
istrators told The Tribune that
this is not a practical reason.
He explained that most
schools have a population of
1,200 students and 40 to 60
teachers, but an average of
only five administration per-
sonnel.
"It is illogical that they
could expect them to maintain
order they would have to
close the school.
In a statement issued yes-
terday, the association said,
"the administration calls on


the government to come to a
speedy agreement as the
national examinations are
scheduled to begin soon, and
administrators cannot invigi-
late these examinations with-
out the assistance of teachers."

Rights

The association also main-
tained that according to the
International Labours Organ-
isation (ILO) convention 1987,
workers have the right to
unionise with any organisation
they choose, and according to
the Bahamas Education Act,
all principals must be teach-
ers.
The Association of School
Counsellors (ASC) also main-
tained that its members wish
to remain part of the BUT.
The (ASC) noted that while
its members are neither
administrators or teachers, due
to their close dealings with
these two classes of profes-
sional, the BUT is the most
appropriate bargaining agent
for them.
BUT president Ida Poitier-
Turnquest told The Tribune
that the government and the
union met yesterday as sched-
uled.
However, she did not dis-
close the results of the meet-
ing.
Mrs Poitier-Turnquest said
her executive team has the
support of the entire union of
3,500, and intends to ensure
that the desires of the mem-
bership are enforced in the
new contract.
She said the union is now
awaiting word from the Indus-
trial Tribunal, as to whether
the administrators, counsellors
and librarians are to remain
in the BUT.


0 IDA Poitier-Turnquest


Ms Hodder remains interested
in the post.
An insider told The Tribune
that the only thing which could
block her appointment was "a
campaign of misinformation to
so sour the climate that it would


be impossible for her to func-
tion."
The source added: "Whatev-
er decision is made, we hope to
reduce the degree of fracture
in this institution and move for-
ward."


Established in 1956 by an old Bahamian family
Parliament Street (near BaySt.) Tel: 322-8393 or 328-7157
*Fax: 326-9953
j Crystal Court at Atlantis, Paradise Island Tel: 363-4161/2
Lyford Cay (next to Lyford Cay Real Estate in
Harbour Green House) Tel: 362-5235
S e-mail: www.colesofnassau.com P.O. Box N-121


* PRIME Minister Perry Christie greets US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as Foreign
Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell looks away in the background






THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 22. 2006


EDITOR *T RSTO THEEITOR


The Tribune Limited
NULLIUS ADDICTS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
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

TELEPHONES
Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising) 322-1986
Advertising Manager (242) 502-2352
Circulation Department (242) 502-2387
Nassau Fax: (242) 328-2398
Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242)-352-6608
Freeportfax: (242) 352-9348


National Health False Expectations


MORE THAN anything else the public's
high expectations from the proposed Blue
Rib1 on Commission's national health insur-
a- pi,,, what is going to kill the scheme
aborning and create major problems for
politicians who have promised more than the
system can deliver.
Writing in praise of the NHI scheme, a
mJmbcr of the public in a letter to The Tri-
bune on February 7, considered that "the
embryonic c proposal in its most sterile form is
a -. ad one.
"I i:-.'-r-Tnted and routinely practised, as
intended, would truly elevate the standard of
health care in our Bahamas," said the writer.
"The poor people for far too long have got
less th n efficiercv i-1 timely medical care
from the public system. The long, mentally
and physically tiring hours that the average
working Bahamian is accustomed to when
seeking public health care should be reduced
conspicuously."
This is what the public expects. But this is
not what is going to happen. The lines of
waiting patients will only get longer as more
people rush to benefit from the medical
scheme that many have bought into, and to
which others have made no contribution.
In a presentation to the Rotary Club of
Nassau on March 16, Dr Duane Sands, the
Bahamas' senior surgeon, while making it
clear that doctors are not opposed to nation-
al health insurance, bluntly stated that in
the view of doctors "the National Health
Insurance scheme, as currently promoted or
proposed, will not solve the health care prob-
lems of the Bahamas nor will it achieve the
benefits touted by the Blue Ribbon Com-
mission."
Dr Sands said the Medical Association of
the Bahamas has made it clear that it does
not support the NHI plan "as currently pre-
sented." And without the full support of
these men and women it obviously can't
work.
What is more surprising, especially from a
government that prides itself on consulta-
tion, Dr Sands complained about the Com-
mission's failure to "achieve truly non-parti-
san, consultative participation."
"The exclusion of participants of oppos-
ing views," he said, "who nonetheless are
committed to the touted goals of the Com-
mission, invalidates the view that all options
for achieving the best plan of health care
reform were considered."


He said the medical profession had not
been "convinced that the views of the medical
community have been adequately consid-
ered. This does not bode well for any fledg-
ling programme which will likely have hiccups
intrinsic to 'change' regardless of merit."
He thought the "spin" put on the intro-
duction of NHI was "perhaps the greatest
tragedy" "no more cook-outs, improved
access, shorter waiting lists, etc."
In his opinion this "'pork-barrel politick-
ing' detracts from the thoughtful considera-
tion of this important discussion because it
creates unreasonable expectations in a pub-
lic that already functions with an institution-
alised and politically supported incongru-
ence between desire and capacity.
"Simply put, Bahamians want first world
medicine at a third world price! Stated anoth-
er way, Bahamians are led to believe that
their public healthcare system can deliver
what the public demands even when it is
under-funded and under-equipped to deliv-
er."
If England couldn't make it work, and
Canada couldn't make it work both are
looking for help from the private insurance
sector what makes the Bahamas think
that it has the magic formula?
.We shall quote from another letter, this
time a Trinidadian commenting on the capi-
talist health care being exported by the
Cuban government to attract foreigners, but
denied to the Cuban people.
"The irony of this is so incredibly rich,
it's amazing," said the letter writer. "Cari-
com countries have lousy and socialist health
care systems. By that I mean that health care
is free, if you want to go to a hospital. Have
a medical problem in TT (Trinidad and Toba-
go), you either go to a fee for service physi-
cian, or you go to the hospital. Go to the
hospital and wait hours; pray you don't get a
quack or that you don't die while waiting
either for emergency care or for surgery. Go
for surgery and you'll get surgical dates sev-
eral months away; plus, when your date
arrives, expect to have another several
months-long delay. It's like that because the
health care system is built on the myth of
universal free health care, just like Britain's
and Canada's."
And that will be the sorry tale of thei
Bahamas unless this important matter is,
debated further and considered in more real-'
istic depth.


Good to hear




challenge on




environment


EDITOR, The Tribune
I WAS relieved to hear Mr
Ingraham take the government
to task in the House of Assem-
bly over the environmental
damage being permitted to take
place in our country today.
My biggest query is where are
all those environmentalists who
were happy to take to the
streets and to the press through-
out the 1990's to protest long
line fishing, rally against cap-
tive dolphins and demand pro-
tection of wetlands and archeo-
logical sites? Are they not
aware that the threats to our
environment are now one hun-
dred-fold more serious today
when the government gives lip
service to the environment but
quietly and daily accommodates
its degradation?
Last week Mrs Lynn
Holowesko a former FNM Sen-
ator, ambassador for the envi-
ronment and former president
of the Bahamas National Trust,
wrote in the press about the
development of Rose Island. It
certainly seems that she hit
some sore points. In fact, it
appears like someone has


thrown the cat among the
pigeons.
I listened very carefully to
what Mr Keod Smith, MP for
Mt Moriah and ambassador for
the. environment, had to say on
a talk show on Monday. He had
no answers to the points made
in the Holowesko letter. In fact,
Mr Smith's performance has
embarrassed himself and his
government because he contra-
dicted himself over the matter.
According to the Bahama
Journal of Monday, February
27, 2006, Ambassador Smith
said it is the policy of the
Christie Administration that all
projects are required to have
"an environmental study before
moving forward and such is
the case with Rose Island."
However, on Monday during
his appearance on Love '97
Ambassador Smith admitted
that the Rose Island develop-
ment proposal has not yet come
to the BEST Commission.


Smith then said th't if the gov-
ernment does not perceive an
"overt" environmental problem
in a proposal they would not
send the proposal to BEST until
after they have signed the
Heads of Agreement.
How curious? How can the
Government tell the people that
it is committed to saving access
to beaches and protecting the
environment for future genera-
tions of Bahamians and then
turn around and make a deci-
sion to develop an island where
people and families go to enjoy
themselves without considering
the environmental impact?
The Rose Island develop-
ment is just one more example
of the deceitfulness of this gov-
ernment with regard to its poli-
cy on environmental protection
and safeguarding the heritage
of our country for future gen-
erations.
I only hope that the 'iany
people who were hood-wiiiked
by the PLP in 2002 have now
had their eyes opened.
ITALIA JOHNSON (Ms)
Nassau
March 7 2006


Problem of sensationalism


EDITOR, The Tribune
ONE of the most valuable
assets democratic countries
have is the Free Press and the
right of every citizen free speech
however with regret more often
than what anyone should be
willing to accept I suggest the
Press might be forgetting that
they have to be responsible in
reporting and speculating as
they do. ..
Since all our newspapers have
gone to publishing in the morn-
ings I don't think I am imagin-
ing it but the headlines have
become more and more tabloid
style to induce sales get a
strong catching headline and
sales are generated.
Last week we had the scare of
bird flu did we see a full retrac-
tion in as dominant a position of
their newspaper? No snuck
down on the front page, small
headline in one paper and the
other on an inner page however
those headlines impacted our
largest Investor, Kerzner and
spun around the globe in min-
utes through the Internet. Min-
istry of Tourism and our hospi-
tality sector is having to spend
millions to counter this inaccu-
rate report surely one tele-
phone call before writing the


story would have been good
practice?
We expect this irresponsible
editorial position of a tabloid
who for example today writes
about the impasse over the ille-
gal immigrant dentists that
today the Bahamas economy is
being hurt to the tune of tens of
millions of dollars! One won-
ders where he gets his data but
then he must sensationalise the
news so that the gullible willbe
swung.
Even on the world scene one
has witnessed the once cool-


calm and unbiased BBC adopt
in many stories a tabloid style
and certainly an editorial posi-
tion. Their Iraq reporting a
good example. '
Hoping those in charge will
recognize the dangers of this
continued practice. Those head-
lines and false reports will cause
considerable damage 'to
employment and oiur imia -
think aboutthat? "" ~' "" '
B FERG SON
Nassau
March 6 2006


Expecting too much?


EDITOR, The Tribune
IN American jails do they
have maids service or janitor-
ial service?
I ask, this question because
of the comments arising out of
the recently closed illegal
immigrant dentist matter as
considerable emphasis was
made over the hygienic con-
ditions of the Detention Cen-
tre.
One presumes the Cuban
Americans expected their


beds to be made in .the
evenmgs sheets turned down
and a chocolate on the pillow!
This is a centre of deten-,
tiniifor illegal immigrants, not
a four-star hotel.,
Those detained should,be
required to keep the facilities,
the toilets, bathrooms,.etc,
clean as part of their daily
work routine.
MARGE JOHNSON
Nassau
March 15 2006


U


Constant Working

Pressure Hoses


For all of your hydraulic hose requirements
contact


B Dobcat

SDahamas


Mii)


Versatility Productivity Reliability
Crawford St., Oakes Field
Tel: 323-5171 Fax: 322-6969


Quality Auto Sales

PRE-OWNED CARS

& TRUCKS

For the best deal
in town on
pre-owned cars,
with warranty!

NOW IN STOCK :
'00 SUZUKI BALENO .


'98 YI ANTRA


'02 HYUNGAllERRACAN
'89 TOYOTA BUS

Visit us and see other used cars
and make your own deal!

A f I I TVu4to s
QUALITY" ieS
LIMITED
#1 AUTO DEALER IN THE BAHAMAS
EAST SHIRLEY STREET 322-3775 325-3079
VA our showroom at Qudalty Auto Sales (Freeport) LUd for similar deals Queens Highway 3526122


WHAT HAVE YOU

GOT TO LOSE?

GE'IDNO-9
GUAGEOSTEEL
ORIONONGRUST
(TEMPERED)
ALUMINIUM

Stronger
D O3SaferOthanOthe
others!
Checkldourill2
monthaguarantee


ONLY THE BEST
IS GOOD ENOUGH

FREFlESTIMATESlPROMPTlEFFICIENTlSERVICE


DON STAINTON
PROTECTION LTD.
BURGLAR FIRE HURRICANE
HILLSIDE PLAZA, THOMPSON BLVD.
PHONE: 322-8160 OR 322-829 9
ServingDtheOlBahamianlCommunity11Sincea019







WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006, PAGE 5

LOCALNW


oI

SOU
Sou

Anc

rec

fire

THE F
of the Ro
Force wi
dents of
greater d
from fire
a 1989 M
truck.
The n
engine, w
ty to pui
water pe
sent to re
ty's prev
has dete
years.
Accord
of Fire S
Superinte
veaux, th
direct res
between
local gove
Services I
Bahamas
Officer
vices divi
South A
week to (
the vehi
capacity
its front c
"With p
Assist Su
veaux, "t
lasi at le
and it. will
to fire fig
South An


*
-



"Copy
Syn
Available from
11
4b

0..


*





0


i brief

ith

Iros to

eive

truck
ire Services division
yal Bahamas Police
11 today give resi-
South Andros a
egree of protection
with the delivery of
lack Midliner fire
ew 1,000 gallon
which has the capaci-
mp 150 gallons of
r minute, is being
place the communi-
ious engine, which
riorated over the
ling to the director
services, Assistant
,ndent Jeffery Dele-
te new engine is a
;ult of co-operation
the South Andros
rnment and the Fire
branch of the Royal
Police Force.
s from the Fire Ser-
ision will travel to
ndros later in the
conduct training on
icle, which has a
for three person in
ab and four in back.
roper care," said
perintendent Dele-
the vehicle should
ast 10 to 15 years,
I be a valuable asset
ghting efforts in the
idros community."







we







4


righted Material
dicated Content
Commercial News Providers"




-



b. .o



--lo- o


NI I





WED. MARCH 22
2:00am CommunityPg. 1540AM
8:00 Bahamas@Sunrise
9:00 Fun
9:30 Tennessee Tuxedo & His Tales
10:00 Da' Down Home Show
11:00 Immediate Response
12:00n ZNS News Update
12:03 Caribbean Today News
12:05 Immediate Response Cont'd
1:00 Island Life Destinations
1:30 Spiritual Impact
2:00 All Access
2:30 Inside Hollywood .
3:00 Morning Joy
3:30 Eddie Long
4:00 The Fun Farm
4:30 Aqua Kids
4:58 ZNS News Update
5:00 iUsa Knight & The Round Table
5:30 411
6:00 A Special Report
6:30 News Night 13
7:00 The Bahamas Tonight
8:00 Healthy lifestyles
8:30 Around The Archipelago: LW.
Young Junior High School
9:00 BTC Connection
9:30 Bahamian Spirit: Rt. pon. Sir.
Lynden Pindling Pt. I1
,10:30 News Night 13
11:00 The Bahamas Tonight
'11:30 Immediate Response
:1:30 Comm.Pg.1540 AM

therihttomak lstmiut


* THE Bahamas Red Cross Grand Raffle will take place on Saturday April 22 at Solomon's
Super Center. Red Cross volunteers (Joyce Bain, Louise Gomez and Juanita Symonette) are
seen selling a ticket to Marcian Cooper. The raffle is being held in aid of the Red Cross'
humanitarian service. The society is asking the public's support.
(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)




Defence Force




officers trained




in treaty with US


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
DEFENCE Force officers are
taking part in a workshop to
make maximum use of a US-
Bahamas agreement on arrests
in Bahamian waters.
The two day workshop,
sponsored by the US
Embassy, is geared to giving
maritime securi\ personnel
an oL-rjew of the Bahamas
and United States Compre-
hensive Maritime Agreement,
which was established in June
of 2004.
The bilateral agreement
allows the US Coast Guard to
conduct maritime law enforce-
ment activities in Bahamian
waters while a Royal Bahamas
Defence Force officer is on
board.
A US Coast Guard vessel is
then able to make arrests for
any criminal activity that occurs
at sea, primarily drug and
migrant smuggling.
Lieutenant Commander Ter-


ry Johns, of the US Coast
Guard, said that the workshop
will help RBDF officers to
know the agreement "inside
and out" and to be aware of
what are their authorities when
on ship riding duties.
"It has been a very well used
and successful agreement," said
Mr Johns.
During the workshop, there
,\ ill be sessions on sbip orderr
standard operating.proce-
dures,judgmental pistol shoot-
ing, and other maritime law
issues such as international
crimes, salvage rights and
diplomatic status.
"The end results we hope will
be an individual who is an
expert at maritime laws, as well
as an expert on boarding anoth-
er vessel because it is dangerous
business, especially when you
are boarding vessels that may
be up to no good and are doing
criminal activity," said Mr
Johns.
Lieutenant Darren Henfield,
of the Royal Bahamas Defence


Man gives himself up to

police in connection

with Carey murder
i "i j
THE third man anted in con- ad% ised Brown to turn hifislf.-in.
nectibn with the murder of Keith Dw ig ht Kho\ le I22. of Rocks
Care turned himself m to police Pine Road and Jamal (hlinon,
on Nlonday. 24, ot Nassau Village. have
Sean Kendrick Brown, 28, of already) been formally) charged in
McKinney Dri e, surrendered Magistrate's Court with the mtur- :.
himself at the Bullocks Harbour der.
police station in Great Harbour Mr Carey was shot outside of '
Cay. the Bank of the Bahamas on Har-
According to police reports, rold Road as he attempted to
twoBullocks Harbour residents make a deposit.


Force, said that the pro-
gramme is strategically
important to both nations
for the security of their bor-
ders.
"The agreement provides
us the opportunity to main-
tain more days at sea, and
more days at sea for us nor-
mally results in more success
in our arena of maritime
enforcement," h't said.


Straw vendors



present gift to



'Mother' Pratt


N THE scene inside the Straw Market before the clean-up


STRAW vendors held a spe-
cial event yesterday to thank
Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia
Pratt for cleaning up the tem-
porary straw market.
Saying they are very grateful
to Mrs Pratt for her concern for
their welfare, the vendors pre-
sented her with a gift basket of
perfume as a token of appreci-
ation.
The gift was presented to Mrs
Pratt by Diana King-Thomp-
son, past president of Straw
Vendors Union.
At the meeting, Mrs Pratt
told the vendors she is going to
arrange for an awning to be
erected at the front and back
of the straw market.
She has also arranged for
signs to be put up so tourists
will know exactly where the
straw market is located.
Mrs Pratt was very thankful
and had a big smile on her face
as she received the basket.
Mrs King-Thompson stated:
"We at the straw market as ven-
dors are very thankful to Moth-
er Pratt as she is the only one to
everdo. anything for the straw
i,;v,endoxi She actually cares


about us and does not treat us
like underdogs like everyone
else does."
Mrs Pratt decided on Mon-
day, March 13 to close the mar-
ket for a clean-up and sanita-
tion work, after discovering a
huge build-up of trash at the
facility.
She said the condition of the
bathrooms, an infestation of rats
and the prevalence of illegal
substance peddling were among
the problems she noted at the
market.
"She wanted to help the ven-
dors and make the market more
attractive for the tourists to
come to give the vendors more
business," one vendor
explained.
"This was a very memorable
day, not only for the market but
for the vendors as well, Mrs
King-Thompson added. "The
vendors have noticed a huge
difference since Mrs Pratt inter-
vened on their behalf.
"She is a God-fearing woman
and she feels sorry for the ven-
dors, (as) she too grew up in
the market as a little girl," Mrs
,King-Thompson said.


5 New Restaurantf,


21 New Sqps,





All in the heart


d/J94rat/ife.








A whole new experience haf been unveiled on Paradise Island. Marina
Village at Atlanti offers the finest in worl-class showing and dining.
You 71find Irand names from around the world offering everything from
exuisite jewelry and timeyieces to resort wear and accessries. After you
visit the 21 boutiques, dine at one of the new restaurants, with dishes to
satisfy even the most refinedpalate. The village is situated at the eastern
end of The Marina at Atlantis, just over the Paradise Island Bridge.












VILLAGE
---*- AT 4.+-*




For more information, visit Atlantis.com


Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa


Invite application for the position of:

SOUS CHEF/HOUSEHOLD/
TAPPANUAKI

Applicant must be experienced in the above
mentioned fields, excellent communication
skills, written and oral; Team building and
management skills; position offers attractive
compensation packages competitive with
relevant experience.



Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box CB-13005
Email: cmajor(srb.sandals.com


Red Cross announce raff le date,













Producer's aid for coastal awareness


* KAYLEASER Moss works with editor Kareem Mortimer on
the Coastal Awareness programme that will air in April for
Coastal Awareness Month


A BAHAMIAN television
producer is joining the effort to
promote the preservation of
the unique coastlines of the
Bahamas.
Kayleaser Moss, a news spe2
cial and events producer for Fox
News in New York travelled
back to Nassau to produce a
programme on important issues
affecting local coasts.
The 12-minute special, enti-
tled "Bahamas Coastal Aware-
ness" will air locally in April as
part of the National Coastal,
Awareness Month campaign.'
At the invitation of the
coastal awareness committee, a
group of private and public
stakeholders formed to height-
en the public's awareness about


Wendy's Neighborhood Forum

Delaporte/Cable Beach

The residents of the areas of Delaporte and Cable Beach
are invited to attend a community forum to discuss the
proposal for a Wendy's Restaurant to be located on
West Bay Street.



Thursday, March 23, 2006

New Providence Community Centre

at 7 p.m.



For further infonnation, please call 328-5457.













PROFESSIONAL Professional


z Insurance

1/ \ Consultants Ltd.

V9! (Insurance Brokers & Agents)


seeks applications

for the position of






REQUIREMENTS:

BGCSE's or equivalent in Maths & English
Grade C or better

f Excellent telephone etiquette

Aged 16 to 25

Cheerful & enthusiastic

Presentable & punctual

Computer-literate

Must enjoy meeting & helping people


Please apply with CV, references and photo
in writing only to P .O. Box CB-10983
or by email to HYPERLINK
"mailto:pic@coralwave.com" pic@coralwave.com.

NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES WILL BE ACCEPTED.


coastline preservation, Ms Moss
produced the. special together
with editor Kareem Mortimer
of TaylorMade Productions.
The programme was also
sponsored by JetBlue Airlines,
Avis Car Rentals, the Bahamas
Hotel Association, Comfort
Suites and the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort.
"As a Bahamian, it was very
important to me to offer any
,assistance I could to help pro-
mote coastal awareness," said
Kayleaser. "It was a pleasure
to produce this programme. I
hope that as people watch, they
gain a greater insight into the
incredible natural resources of
our islands and become part of
the effort to preserve what is
ours to inherit."
Kayleaser Moss began her
career in New York at the
Bahamas Ministry of Foreign
Affairs working as the secretary
to the consul General.


She is also an actress, and
holds an MFA from the presti-
gious Actors Studio in New
York, and has performed on the
New York Stage and television.
In 2000, she became a co-
ordinating producer for Fox
News Live.

Promotion

She was promoted to associ-
ate/field producer on the broad-
cast ncl\. ork s w weekly show The
Pulse, a recapping of the Amer-
ican Idol progrqamme.
In her. current position as
a producer of special events
for the national Fox News
Channel, she has covered
many world events, including
the Samuel Alito supreme
court confirmation hearings,
the Ronald Reagan and
911 Commission hearings,
the Iraqi elections and the


2004 presidential election.
"We are grateful to Kayleas-
er for her tremendous contri-
bution to Coastal Awareness
Month," said Earlsion McPhee;
chairman of the coastal aware-
ness committee. "This pro-
gramme is very well produced
and offers a very important
message. It is such a pleasure
to see Bahamians using their
time and talents to help in this
important national initiative."
"Every year, the Bahamas
.welcomes millions of visitors
from around the world. The
attractiveness of our' natural
resources keep them interested
in the Bahamian tourist prod-
uct. Their interest in turn, helps
to sustain the Bahamian econo-
my and the livelihood of many
Bahamians," said Kayleaser. "It
is incumbent on ndt only the
government but all Bahamians
to help care for their surround-
ings."


infatiotelpssan asi ons tat em ant


U UNDER the leadership of its new president, Nadine Frazier, the Insurance Institute of the -
Bahamas said it plans to move forward with its mission of education and the dissemination of
information, while seeking to help sustain and enhance the professional status of the insurance
industry. The institute's council is looking forward to a very productive year. Standing, from left'to
right: Richard Adderley (immediate past president), Charles Sands (secretary), Nadine Fraizier;
(president), Michaela Theophilus (vice-president), Phelice Jones (board member) and Gilbert
Williams (board member). Board members-not picturedlarec David Kleaji, Andre Shepparid
Jeffrey Randall and Stephanie Cleare.










































OCIDS .1
BRMEIAS













oHRB


I---- II-


THE TRIBUN,E-


PAGE 6, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006






WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006, PAGE 7


LOA NT


0 In brief

PLP names
candidates
for general
election
THE governing PLP party
has confirmed five candidates
for the next general election.
Nominated were Obie Wilch-
combe for West End and Bimi-
ni, Philip "Brave" Davis for Cat
Island, Rum Cay and San Sal-
vador, Allyson Maynard Gib-
son for Pinewood, Neville Wis-
dom for Delaporte and Ron
Pinder for the Marathon con-
stituency.
The nominations were con-
firmed last Thursday at the
PLP's council meeting.
In a press release on his nom-
ination, Mr Pinder acknowl-
edged that there was still much
work to be done.
Mr Pinder said he seeks the
support of the people of
Marathon to be elected for a
second term, so he can continue
his partnership with the public
for a better Bahamian commu-
nity.


I Scholarship for


SJ police announced


New $6m superstore designed to


withstand Category 5 hurricanes


soft m d i
-o I


as*- e


O -


"Copyrighted Mate
Syndicated Conten
Available from Commercial News


ra








rial
t
Providers"







-


-


-*


--


* *

O ,


* BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT After suffer-
ing major hurricane damage,
the Home Centre is building
a new $6 million Super Store
on West Atlantic Drive that
will be able to withstand cate-
gory 5 hurricane winds.
H & F Babak Construction
Company, the contractor for
the project, is expected to fin-
ish work on the 80,000 square-
foot facility sometime in the
next few months.
Owner of the company
Hannes Babak is a major
shareholder and chairman of
the board of Freeport Con-
crete Company, the parent
company of the Home Center.
The large building will house
a wide selection of building
materials, plumbing fixtures
and supplies, paint, electrical
items, and a range of appli-
ances.
"I wish to thank the board
and directors of Freeport Con-


M HANNES Babak


create Company who share the
vision for creating a super
store here in Freeport', said
Mr Babak.
Other notable projects con-
structed by Babak include the
high-end Ocean View Condo-
minium located on Lucaya
Beach, and the prestigious
First Commercial Centre
building On the-Mall His
grandfather started in the con-
struction business, II Aitri ,
in the 1920s.


Wolfgang Geiger, an archi-
tect and project manager at
H&F Babak Construction
Company. said the building
has strength and beauty.
"We are extremely pleased
with the progress being made",
says Peter Andrews, a direc-
tor of H & F Bahak "The
construction method not only
surpasses building code stan-
dards, but is amazingly cost-
efficient by using the concrete
panel forms."
Chief Executive Officer,
Ray Simpson believes that
"this 80,000 square foot store is
going to be a landmark build-
ing on Grand Bahama Island."
"Not only will this be an
extremely attractive store
where customers will be com-
fortable and enjoy their shop-
ping experience, but the build-
ing with pie-cast and pre-
stressed concrete forms and
steel cabling, will be the
strongest building on the island
able to withstand over I50
mph wind '
'. iiie consi i n&D iiiio,!. -*


lpleted, this process will be avail-
able to local contractors for the
building of homes and com-
mercial properties. The stressing
equipment is used in accor-
dance to the recommendation
of Structural Engineers who use
specialised computer pro-
grammes to calculate specifica-
tions in order to determine the
correct pre-stressed force to be
added to the concrete slab.
Outside insulation is also a
new feature which will ensure
efficient air conditioning use.


* PETER Andrews


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I DESTINE WOODSIDE
of P.O. Box N-8654, Faith Gardens, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my name to DESTINE ROBINSON. 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, Nassau, Bahamas no later
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of thick
ioice


Looking for Integrity?


You'll Find It

At


Insurance
Agents & Brokers Limired


Visit our premises situated on Shirley Street,
at Collins Avenue,

across from the

Bahamas Chamber of Commerce


COMPETENTT


HONEST


RE(lIABLE


EXPERIENCED




-The name you can trust in insurance


131 Shirley Street PO Box N-121 Nassau NP Bahamas
Tel: 242 323-4111 Fax: 242 323-4222
SEmail: info@cole-insurance.com


2006 FORD "ESTA"


k -n


The all new FORD FIESTA, 1.6L engine, 5 speed Standard
Transmission, alloy wheels, power WINDOWS, LOCK,
MIRRORS, power Steering, outstanding fuel economy.


$15,99500


2006 FORD ECO SPORTS


3 .


1.6L4 Cylinder XLS Standard Shift Loaded Starting at $18,995.00
2.0L 4 Cylinder X I Standard Shift Loaded Starting at $22,460.00
1.4L 'urhbo Ditse Standai d Shift Loaded starting at $23,570.00
AVAILABLE AT


FRIENDLY MOTORS LTD
THOMPSON BOULEVARD TEL.: 356-7100 FAX: 3286094
EMAIL: friendlymotors@hotmail.com WEBSITE: friendlymotorsbahamas.com
<8~ "Built For The Road Ahead"


THE TRIBUNE


A HIGHLIGHT of the sec-
ond visit of Professor Dr Cedric
Bell to Grand Bahama was his
courtesy call on Asst Police Com-
missioner Ellison Greenslade and
senior officers of the-island force.
Mr Greenslade has recently
returned from a study course in
the UK, and opening the way
lor an exchange of ideas .
The visit was soon to be
marked by a special informa-
tion session for the officers, at
which Professor Bell. the head
of Holtlbrn College in England.
unveiled the virtues of the
Bachelor of Law and Bachelor
of Business Law programmes,
and answered questions.
Professor Bell officially


_


~~e ..........
TIMM


announced the offer of a full
scholarship to a police officer
recommended by the assistant
commissioner.
The scholarship is specifically
for completion of the law
degree programme at the Uni-
versity of Huddersfield, UK.
Professor Bell said that the
hospitality he had received was
so impressive that he will bring
his family, for a summer vaca-
tion in July.
He has also accepted an invi
station to be this year's distin-
guished commencement speak
er at the annual commencement
ceremony of Success Trainii,
College, Freeport Campus, co
Sunday, July 29.


* ASST Comm Greenslade shakes hands with Dr Cedric Bell, watched by Hernia Forbes,
faculty co-ordinator of the law programme at the Nassau campus, Deswell Forbes, president of
Success Training College, and Eric Stewart, Freeport campus director


S W-


I ';


~BL. ~RA





P 8, W N.A MAC 22, 20 1IHI .. TRIB


The Tribune's & Kelly's


t1'~


ntefL


1. Children ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-10. Staff members and relatives are not eligible to enter.
2. Coloring may be done with crayons. Adults or older child may assist the child in filling out the'entry form, BUT NOT IN COLORING THE ENTRY,
3. Enter as much times as you wish. All entries must be in The Tribune by 4pm on Monday, April 10, 2006. Winners will be announced Wednesday,
April 12, 2006. Look for your names in The Tribune or listen to 100JAMZ / JOY FM or COOL FM to hear your name.
4. There will be one first-prize winner, one second-prize winner and one third-prize winner in each age groups.
5. All entries become the property of The Tribune and may be used for any'purpose including, but not limited to, publication in'i future issue.


I N POO CO PIES US*NE SPAER D o r


Child's Name:


Parent/Guardian Signature


,__ __ __. Tel:____


Toys
Stuffed Bunnies
Easter Candies
Basket Fixings
Games
Decorations
Party Goods
Silk Flowers


* Egg Colouring Kits
* Reading Books
* Beach Toys
* Yard Decorations
* Gift Items
* Baskets
* Stickers
and much more!


Age:






Kel H.Ouse
KeI Home
Tel: (242) 3934002 (42) 3930 ,


Address:


eisTe rs
^MITS \
'|^j~~~j V T *


'la r IC rur I --


sl_, s I I


PAGE 8, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006


HE BY,,N F


FIRST PRIZE.' SECOND PR -I ZE THIRD PRIZEIl -
GITBSETau 12 ITBAKTaue$0 IF AKT au 7
In Each ge GroupIn Each ge GroupIn Each ge Grou






WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006, PAGE 9


THE TRIBUNE


L OCALNEWS


Skeletal

remains
FROM page one

Some that show a Lucayan
presence and other artifacts like
pipes, pottery and a number of
different types of European
artifacts, but nothing like this.
We have been after this cave
for a number of years and noth-
ing has been happening. But
the cave is a national treasure in
and of itself even without these
discoveries," Mr Harrison said.
The claim to fame of
Preacher's Cave is its associa-
tion with Capt William Sayles
and about 75 settlers who left
Bermuda in the early part of
S1648 to settle in a place where
.they could practise their religion
freely.
,-Known as:the Eleutherian
lAdventurers they were ship-
wrecked in a storm when their
4lip struck the Devils Back
Bone, a fringe of reefs just north
ofSpanish Wells. One man was
drowned and all their provisions
lot.
The group found shelter in
the cave and held a religious ser-
vie there on the anniversary of
the wreck in thanksgiving for
their safe passage to that land.
lNow the cave has the remark-
able contents of the skeletons
ofa Lucayan Indian and a Euro-
pean, found in close proximity to
each other, to add to its histori-
cl' significance.
4The find was surprising to the
American archaeologist and his-
tqian at the site, Mr Harrison
sa~, and Dr Keith Tinker of the
Bahamas Museums Antiquities
adl Monuments Corporation
wa flying down to the island to
taj~e a look at the site as early as
yesterday.
'he identity of the Lucayan
ws determined by dental work
anid the identity of the Euro-
pean by the structure and den-
siy of the bones. The experts
nov have the task of determin-
ii4 why the two bodies were so
close together.
4b'he slow process of uncover-
ing the two bodies continues,
bt thus far the jaw and parts
ol the upper body of the
I4cayan and the shoulder and
upieer torso of the European
hWe been uncovered.
Mr Harrison said that now the
North Eleuthera Historical Soci-
ety hopes to convert Preacher's
Cive into a national park to turn
ithto a tourist attraction.
'We have received a lot of
support from"the Ministry of
Tourism and. the North
Eleuthera Commonage Com-
mittee.
_'I think now instead of being
a'cave that has been lying dor-
mant and in a very poor state
of'maintenance and care we
wduld now see that it is some-
thing of importance and that we
need to look at it because it's
where we came from.
"I am sure now, that the gov-
einment and those in the com-
munity will look at the cave with
a; totally different perspective
on things and treat it in the way
we look at a Clifton, maybe even
more so," Mr Harrison said.


COB student union joins opposition





to candidate for college presidency


FROM page one

meeting where Ms Hodder was
being introduced.
After meeting with the stu-
dents, he said his initial decision
to comment on UTEB's actions
was misguided and did not
reflect the opinion of the major-
ity of union members.
Mr Lighbourne issued a state-
ment yesterday saying, "The
UTEB representatives staged a
demonstration to ensure that
their voices were heard. It is of
my sincerest regrets that we too
may be forced to act despite my
initial disapproval."
In the release given to the
press, Lightbourne stated, "As
President of COBUS I now
openly state that we are appalled
with the decision of the council


and plan to ensure that our voic-
es be heard."
"As the representative for the
students on the council," he con-
tinued, "it is indeed my duty to
represent their views for [the]
betterment of this institution."
The student union president
now says that he understands
UTEB's walk out two days ago
was not in opposition to Ms
Janyne Hodder, who he thinks
may be an excellent candidate
to lead the institution, but in
opposition to Mr. Wilson's
refusal to respect the word of
the College Act that requires all
council members to be involved
in the process to find a qualified
successor for Dr. Rodney Smith.
Both Mr. Lightbourne and
UTEB council member
spokesperson Jennifer Isaacs-
Dotson dismissed Mr. Wilson's


Shot by employee

FROM page one

several shots at his back. It is not known how many shots hit him.
The suspect was rushed to the Princess Margaret Hospital where
up to press time, he was in the intensive care unit.
It was unclear how many customers were in the store at the
time of the incident. However when The Tribune arrived at the
scene, a pool of blood at the front of the store was trickling out of
the door. Curious onlookers were also at the scene.
Mr Evans noted that business owners need to pay attention to
those persons who enter their facilities.
"Look at the nature of those persons who are coming in on the
inside of their facilities and that may perhaps give them some
indication.
"Observe persons closely, watch their movement, use your gut
feeling and pay close attention to the description of the person, their
movements and that may be some indication as to where they
may be going.
"If they (persons) look suspicious they can respond by dialing
919 or they can contact the nearest police station. Officers will be
happy to assist," he said.
Mr Evans added that there are a number of security measures,
small business owners can take to secure their premises. Police offi-
cers can also assist business owners in that regard he said.
He noted that many business owners think they can secure their
premises with a licensed gun.
"It helps them to some extent and persons can apply to the Com-
missioner of Police and if there is a legitimate concern, the concerns
will be considered," he said.
However, said Mr Evans, the police do not want to send out a
message that crime is at such a high level that personal guns are
needed.
"We do have some concerns about crime in our community,
because obviously if there is one crime, homicide or traffic fatali-
ty we are deeply concerned at the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
"We are concerned about crime on the whole, we are con-
cerned about persons being robbed, persons being deprived of
their personal possessions. There are persons who work hard, and
there are persons who want to deprive them of their personal
possessions. It's unfair and we don't condone that."
Mr Evans said the matter is being investigated to determine
whether any charges will be filed and if so what those charges
might be.
There were more than 100 armed robberies for the first quarter
of last year. While Mr Evans was not certain what the 2006 num-
bers were so far, he knew they were below the 2005 figure.


insinuations to the media that
Monday's action by UTEB had
anything to do with Ms. Hod-
der's race. "It has nothing to do
Ms Hodder's race, but every-
thing to do with consistency in
the process for finding suitable
candidates and consistency in
qualifications of candidates who
are considered."
"Normally," said Mrs Dotson
on Monday, "the job is adver-
tised, persons applying for the
job, they are short-listed, their
applications are vetted and the
persons invited to formal inter-
views with all major stakehold-
ers."
However, Mr Wilson
explained that due to the limited
time Ms Hodder was able to
spend in the Bahamas, an
impromptu meeting was orga-
nized with the entire institution.
He said that a similar process
was not held for the candidacy of
acting college president Dr
Rhonda Chipman-Johnson and
Dr. Pandora Johnson, as both
women reside in the Bahamas
and have more time to meet
with stakeholders.
Tehillah Campbell, a member
of the COBUS organization,
says Mr. Wilson's statements are
misleading because he and the
persons whom he chose to con-


suit knew in advance that Ms
Hodder was going to visit the
institution.
"If they knew that Ms Hod-
der was going to visit the col-
lege, they could have planned a
schedule of events where con-
cerned stakeholders would have
had the opportunity to become
familiar with Ms Hodder, like
they did with the candidacy of
both Dr. Rhonda Chipman-
Johnson and Dr. Pandora John-
son."
Both Mr Lightbourne and Mrs
Dotson said that they do not
want their actions to be miscon-
strued to the public as they
"need public support on this
matter because COB belongs to
all Bahamians. However, we
were entrusted by a constituen-
cy to ensure that the future of
the College of the Bahamas is
in good hands, and we must be
accountable to our constituen-
cy and the public, at large, who
send their children to the Col-
lege of the Bahamas."
"We must respect the decision
that the council makes, but the
process must be open and trans-
parent, and all council members
must be equally involved in the
decision making process. But by
not adequately informing stu-
dent and faculty and staff coun-


cil members of Ms Hodder's vis-
it, Mr Wilson demonstrated that
all council members are not
equal and our voices are some-
what insignificant. We have con-
cerns that need to be addressed,
as even when COB was a two-
year institution, the helm was
never held by an individual who
did not possess a PhD. In 2006,
as we move toward university
status for COB, is it now okay to
have a president with less quali-
fication?"

CORRECTION

IN AN article appearing
on page eight of Tueday's
Tribune, it was incorrectly
reported that a new health
clinic was opened in Marsh
Harbour, Abaco at a cere-
mony held last week Friday.
A new ambulance was
commissioned on that occa-
sion, but a new clinic was
only discussed as a possible
future project.
In the same article, Dr
Sarah Friday was incorrect-
ly referred to as an Abaco
doctor. Dr Friday is in fact
based in New Providence at
the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital.


New4k .l'1 amblance for Abac


* EMERGENCY Medical Services staff member Marcus Garvey displays some of the capabilities
of a new ambulance for Abaco to Dr Bernard Nottage, Minister of Health and National Insurance
on Friday in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, during a commissioning ceremony. Also looking on are
Alfred Gray, Minister of Local Government and Consumer Affairs, and Dr Sarah Friday.
(Photo: BIS/Patrick Hanna)


WIN $1,000 towards a new car !!


at the 17th Annual Bahamas Motor


Dealers Association's New Car Show


Fill out the attached .-

entry form and become

eligible to win!!! '. I

Fill out the entry form below and become eligible to win a "
$1,000 dollar voucher towards the purchase of a new car from
participating auto dealers at the Bahamas Motor Dealers 0
Association New Car Show at the Mall at Marathon Show Sc














* Complete entry form and deliver to The BMDA New Car
dates Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th, 2006.

Name: ............................................ The Tribune
Address: .......................................... ) i "p ...










Only entry forms delivered on Friday March 24th, 2006 are2006
Eligible for drawing
Enter as many times as you wish Aft __-_;: .:,0
Original newsprint only. Photocopies are ineligible






THE TRIBUNE
________________________________________--------------------------------------- r


PAGE 10, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 200(O


** THE LARAMIE PROJECT (2002, Drama) Dy- (:15) * DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY (2004, Come-
HBO-W lan Baker, Stephen Belber. Based on the stage play dy) Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller. Dodgeball teams compete
about the Matthew Shepard murder, n (CC) for$50,000 in as Vegas. n 'PG-13' (CC)
6:45) SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL (1997, Ac- * THE RING TWO (2005, Horror) Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, David
HBO-S ion) Sandra Bullock. A madman seizes the helm of a Dorfman. A journalist must protect her son from evil Samara. n 'PG-13'
luxurious ocean liner. n 'PG-13' (CC) (CC)
(:00)* s39 (:15) MAJOR LEAGUE II (1994, Comedy) Charlie Sheen, Tom SON OF THE MASK (2005,
MAX-E OUNDS OF Berenger, Corbin Bemsen. The Cleveland Indians return for another pen- Comedy) Jamie Kennedy, Alan
LOVE (2005) nant race. 'PG' (CC) Cumming. n 'PG' (CC)
** CRIMINAL (2004, Crime Drama) John C. Reil- * SOUL FOOD (1997, Comedy-Drama) Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica
MOMAX ly, Diego Luna. A con man and his protege try a com- A. Fox, Nia Long. Domestic troubles and illness threaten a close-knit fam-
plicated scam. C 'R' (CC) ily 'R' (CC).
S6:00)** SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (2004, Ad- The L Word "Last Dance" (iTV)
SHOW rlMELINE (2003) venture) Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie. iTV. An aviator and Bette considers fighting for custody.
'PG-13' a reporter fight gigantic robots. C 'PG' (CC) (CC)


TMC


WEDNESDAY EVENING MARCH 22. 2006

7:30 8:00 8:30 19:00 9:30 10:00 10:30

Great Romances Broadway's Best at Pops i (iCCi Broadway: The Golden Age Moie inria 1I1:1 pri'rmrn:-. Wh.:, have
B WPBT of the 20th Cen- wred, n c laiae hrare ire sirie, tioul r,: i Tde I i B':' B 'ld;
tury \ |ICCI
The Insider I l Out of Practice Couring Alex Criminal Minds -A Real Rn' The CSI. NY [ Il:i;, phaI ,Am ,ri.j u
0 W FO R i ) Trhe ..n :,rq i ii ;:euii e; NiPD lear irl a e. d he r i ali,,u.-e, y',uri,, ,:',, .*vre'tV llri:
wiiuTij fl, Ifl( l ud,,:e I l ,:,py'g Irhe ,,ii mu(,e ...i i Tiuj f lu Ti u C,.ijali
Access Holly- Deal or No Deal Coiinteiani re a Law & Order A pnvcle fiiliiariy :on- Heist Fill.I i.i ,: FP ini,:e) .1,:1
SWTVJ wood il |I. I :haPr 1v In 1 rrimCney IN I I'"CI i acialor is lound s o l O led.i, i ri. en ,i i plt a t i 'r'bt' i,' luri] an-
hotel room (i I t CC :lier Ir, e l 1 Ill
Deco Drive Bones A ilmmakerr remains are American Idol 1:32) News CC I
S WSVN found n an underground tunnel s iLive)l Ct CC J unanimous II1
veriilation shtal ( I r IPAI CC I IC
Jeopardy!(N George Lopez Freddie Freddle Lost rTh Wrhi:il Truth Sun a're. (.01) The Evidence IiipEil.e
W WPLG (CC Mae meeE a and Geoige land lies with ihe t1iih'u hl 01 lelirin J Bi:hpr nd I.ole pr,,.t: lherimuriei
woman online in jail I|N) newJtund iecrel I *o 3 i j 'u phr -iil i|

(:00) Cold Case Dog the Bounty Dog the Bounty Inked (CC Inked ILL Spying on My- Spying on My-
A&E Fies(CC| Hunter Finding Hunter Tarnoed self Amter irJn self'L -3rir IJ
fugitives (CC) bail-jumper (1: IlCCi
Hardtalk BBC News World Business BBC News Fast Track BBC News Asia Today. I
BBCI (Laternghl Report (LalPenighll iL eih
BET Access Granted The Parkers The Parkers C Girlfriends Ci Girlfriends i Comicview
CE IL,) CCI (CC)) .I'
CB Coronation Figure Skating WoVrld Chrapionjsrips Frrm iir Perilgirth Sjaddledme CBC News The National (CI.C
CB Street CC) in Lalgary (Live) (CCI
N00) On the The Apprentice n I CCl Mad Money The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch
CNBC Honey
S (:00) The Situa- Paula Zahn Now (CC Larry King Live ICCI Anderson Cooper 360 (CCI
CNN tion Room
Reno 9111 Con- The Daily Show The Colbert Re- Chappelle's South Park South Park Mind of Mencia
COM traband fireworks With Jon Stew- port ICC) Show (CC) Cnrinland (Seacn Pr~e- ISeason Pre-
(CC) art (CC) ( ~) mereO)l.L) mirer) (CC)
RT Cops Coast to The World's Scariest Police Forensic Files Forensic Files Psychic Detec- Psychic Detec-
COURT coast" (CC) Stings (CC) (N) "Nailed" tives(N) tives
That's So Raven TWITCHES (2005, Fantasy) Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, Kristen Wilson. Life With Derek Even Stevens
DISN "Dues and Reunited twins use magic against evil. The Poxfather" Louis videotapes
Don't" family.
This Old House Weekend Re- Ed the Plumber Barkitecture Contractor: Va- Kitchen Renova- Bathroom Reno-
DIY l (CC) modeling cation Homes tions nations (N)
In Focus (Ger- Journal: Made In Ger. Journal: In Euromaxx Journal: Im Focus
DW man). Tagestema many Depth Tagestema
El News Dr. 90210 A young model and an Tori Spelling: The E! True Holly- The Simple Life The Simple Life
El older actress desire new looks, wood StoryTori Spelling. (CC) 2: Road Trip ( 2: Road Trip A
SNBA Shoot- NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Detroit Pistons. From the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn NBA Basketball
ESPN around (Live) Hills, Mich. (Live) (CC)
ESPNI (:00) Spanish Soccer Teams to Be Announced. Beach Soccer SportsCenter-- International Edi- NBA Basketball
tion (Live)
Daily Mass: Our EWTN Live The Lamb's The Holy Rosary EWTN Presents
EWTN Lady________ Supper
FI T (:00) Go for It! The Gym Thrown Into the Spot- neat n (CC) neat Preventing FitTV's Housecalls A woman works
SV light Amber has her first client, clutter, n (CC) to change her lifestyle. n
OX-N Fox Report- The O'Reilly Factor (Live) (CC) Hannity & Colmes (Live) (CC) On the Record With Greta Van
FOX-NC Shepard Smith Susteren (Live) (CC)
S :00) NHL Hockey Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers. From the Best Damn Sports Show Period Best Damn
FSNFL ankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. (Subject to Blackout) (Live) (Live) (CC)I Sports Show
GOL inside the PGA Live From the Players Championship (Live) 19th Hole (N) Plaers Champ.
GOLF Tour _______________________ Highlights
GSN Lingo (CC) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Dog Eat Dog ,i (CC) Greed (CC)
(T:00) Attack of Star Trek: The Next Generation Star Trek: The Next Generation The Man Show The Man Show
G4Tech the Show! (N) "Interface" (CC) "Gambit' 0 (Part 1 of 2) (CC) "Jobs" (CC)
:00) Walker, Walker, Texas Ranger Wealthy *s FAMILY PLAN (2005, Comedy) Tori Spelling, Greg Germann, Jordan
HALL Texas Ranger teens decide to clean up Skid Row Bridges. A businesswoman hires an actor to pose as her husband. (CC)
"Money Train" by killing the homeless. (CC)
Buy Me Mary's Designed to Sell Trading Up Selling Houses Hot Property House Hunters Buy Me Mary's
HGTV family's tplex. "Mountain Home "Newport" A "Billedcay" n Dream home in Engaged couple family's triplex.
n (CC) Bound" (CC) (CC) Costa Calida. seeks a home. (CC)
INSP Morris Cerullo Breakthrough Zola Levitt Pre- Inspiration To- Life Today (CC) This Is Your Day The Gospel
(CC) sents (CC) day (CC) Truth
8 Simple Rules Sabrina, the My Wife and My Wife and Friends Chandler Everybody Everybody
KTLA Jim falls for a Teenage Witch Kids Overlong Kids Michael, tries to kick Eddie Loves Raymond Loves Raymond
PTA member. "Lost at C" flight to Hawaii. Janet pursued. out. (CC) Ray can't sleep. (CC)
EVERY 9 SECONDS (1997, Drama) Amy Pietz, Gail ** ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND (2000, Drama) Lisa Rinna, Gall
LIFE O'Grady, Christopher Meloni. A crisis hotline caller O'Grady, Sally Kirkland. An intimate revelation threatens two women's
threatens to kill her ex-husband. (CC) friendship. (CC)
MSNBC Hardball Countdown With Keith Olber- Rita Cosby Live & Direct Scarborough Country
MSNBC (co mannI
NI Jimmy Neutron: SpongeBob All Grown Up TV Land Awards 2006 Awards recognize the best and the brightest from
NICK Boy Genius SquarePants n (CC) television history. (N) n
NTV :00) 24 (N) Bones The Woman in the Tunnel" Deal or No Deal Contestants get a News (CC) News
N V PA)(CC (N) (PA) (CC) chance to win money. (N) (CC)
O :00) Survivor: Survivor: Pearl Islands "The Great Survivor: Pearl Islands "Would You Survivor: Pearl Islands The 10th
OLN earl Islands Lie" ,C (CC) Be My Brutus Today?" (CC) castaway is voted off. n (CC)
SPEED rt Car Rev- Tuner Transformation Special (N) Pinks! Pinks! (N) Unique Whips (N)
SPEED outionI(N)
:00) Billy Gra- Behind the Against All Taking Authority Jack Van Impe Praise the Lord (CC)
TBN am Classic Scenes (CC) Odds (CC) Presents (CC)
Crusades
Everybody Everybody Everybody Everybody Everybody Sex and the City (:35) Sex and
TBS Loves Raymond Loves Raymond Loves Raymond mound oves Raymond nd"Catch-38" the City "Out of
"Fairies" (CC) l (CC) The Canister" Ray's jealousy, Marital woes. (CC) the Frying Pan"
(:00) Inside Su- City Cops Las Vegas police officers U.S. Marshals: The Real Story The Repossessors 2 (CC)
TLC permax patrol the streets just southeast of Marshals help Washington state offi-
the Strip. (CC) cials catch a murder suspect.
(:00) Law & Or- Law & Order "Bounty" A bounty * 0 BROTHER, WHEREART THOU? (2000, Comedy-Drama)
TNT der Mother's hunter is found dead in a motel George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson. Three escaped con-
Day" A room. 11 (CC) (DVS) victs embark on an unusual odyssey. (CC)
TOON RobotBoy The Grim Ad- Codename: Kids Ed, Edd n Eddy Grim Adven- One Piece ( Dragon Ball Z
MO N ventures of Next Door tures (CC)
TV5 Complement d'enquete Acoustic Avocats et associes TV5 Le Journal

T\ 6:00 Weather: Storm Stories Storm Stories Weather: Evening Edition (CC)
TWCL PM Edition (CC) (CC) (CC) _________
(:00) Peregrina Barrera de Amor Alborada Don Francisco Presenta
UNIV Chayanne; Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez;
Marlene Favela.
(:00) Law & Or-, Law & Order: Criminal Intent Po- Law & Order: Criminal Intent A Law & Order: Criminal Intent A
USA der: Special Vic- lice probe corruption inpharmaceu- musician romantically linked to a church's campaign to canonize a
times Unit ,, tical corporations. C, (CC) psychologist is murdered. (CC) saint leads to murder. ,t (CC)
VH1 00) 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Most Wanted Bodies n The Surreal Life n (CC)
VH1 Ceremony n,
(:00) America's Becker Becker is Becker Becker Home Improve- Home Improve- WGN News at Nine A (CC)
WGN Funniest Home annoyed by his gets overflowing mentTaylors stay ment n (CC)
SVideos n (CC) neighbors, gratitude, at a resort.
Everybody One Tree Hill "With Tired Eyes, Gilmore Girls Luke is still unable to WB11 News at Ten With Kaity
WPIX Loves Raymond Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept" tell Lorelai about the existence of Tong, Jim Watkins, Sal Marchiano
,l (CC) (CC) his daughter. n, (CC) & Mr. G (CC)
Jeopardy! (N) America's Next Top Model The Veronica Mars Wallace's new girl- Dr. Phil Struggling alcoholic. ,
WSBK (CC) models walk the runway with giant friend enlists Veronica's help finding (CC)
hissing cockroaches. (N) (CC) her sister. (N) n (CC)

DODGEBALL: A Big Love "Viagra Blue" Bill compen- The Sopranos "Join the Club" Tony i* WHITE NOISE (2005, Sus-
H BO-E TRUE UNDER- sates for rising demands at home. suffers from a case of mistaken pense) Michael Keaton, Chandra
DOG STORY (CC) identity. ,' (CC) West. 'PG-13' (CC)
(6:00)** i* Six Feet Under Nate and David ** INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996, Science Fiction) Will Smith, Bill
H BO-P THE DOOR IN rent out a room at the funeral home Pullman, Jeff Goldblum. Survivors band together to repel an alien inva-
THE FLOOR 'R' to earn extra income. (CC) sion. 'PG-13' (CC)


+ As WAtt THE CRYING GAME (1992, Suspense) Stephen Rea, Miranda it is PULP FICTION (1
2003) 'R' (CC) enigmatic lover A 'R' Samuel L. Jackson. A 'R' (CC)


_I _ _ ~


I mEA WOO F RITU EF R E S












The best way forward for health?


THE sputtering debate
over the government's
proposed national health plan
is "as important as religion and
more important than politics",
according to Bahamian heart
surgeon Dr Duane Sands.
And, he added in a speech to
the East Nassau Rotary Club
last Friday, Bahamian health-
care goals "will not be achieved
with this plan... (which) will
likely cause far more damage
than ever anticipated."
According to Dr Sands, a
'one size fits all' tax-funded
health plan will be a virtual dis-
aster for the Bahamas: "As
responsible senior physicians
we feel it is our duty to ensure
that the plan is either not imple-
,meited or is modified substan-
tially."
Dr Sands has been a
:spokesman for the Medical
Association of the Bahamas on
:this:issue. The doctors have
joined local pharmacists and
insurance brokers in opposing
the tax-funded plan put forward
:by the government's Blue Rib-
bon Commission.
SAt the beginning of the 21st
:century, the Bahamas was at a
crossroads and in a state of con-
fusion over the strategic direc-
;tiordhealthcare should take. The
big question was whether we
should move from the present
:mixed system towards a public
or private sector dominated sys-
temr
S"The/challenge is to take the
righ4tdecision about which road
to follow," a team from the
International Labour Organi-
satin reported a few years ago.
On. option was to levy a health
tax that would go towards a spe-
cial nmd to finance medical care
thatcould not be provided by
the public sector or afforded in
the ~fivate sector.
Iii' addition to this cata-
strophic insurance, the ILO also
proposed a scheme based on
the ;wiss approach combin-
ing mandated private group
health insurance (with a mini-
mum defined package of ser-
vices) and an earmarked health
tax to finance care for those
unable to pay.
: Bt in 2004, after a two-year
study, the government's Blue


Ribbon Commission recom-
mended a sweeping restructur-
ing of healthcare to provide uni-
versal coverage within a tax-
funded, government-run system.
Critics, like Dr Sands, say
such a system will be unsus-
tainable and therefore unlike-
ly to provide equitable access
to quality care in the long run.
And it should be stressed here
that almost no-one denies the
need for a safety net to protect
the most vulnerable groups in
our society.

industrialized nations are
already wrestling with
costs that threaten the sustain-
ability of their health systems.
As a recent OECD report con-
cludes: "Ultimately, increasing
efficiency may be the only way
of reconciling rising demands
for healthcare with public
financing constraints."
No-one in their right mind -
including the Medical Associa-
tion is opposed to healthcare
reform, even if it comes in the
way of a well-considered nation-
al health plan. Doctors agree
that more funding is needed,
but they are adamant that the
Commission's proposal won't
achieve the desired result.
Government funding is the
main reason. The commission


proposes a total annual Nation-
al Health Insurance budget of
$231 million (up from current
government spending of about
$200 million), with the govern-
ment's contribution cut roughly
in half and the balance con-
tributed by wage earners at a
rate of 5.3 per cent of income
(split evenly between employers
and employees).
The remaining part of the
government's current allocation


for healthcare would be divert-
ed to environmental health ser-
vices and public administration
- meaning the civil servants and
buildings at the Ministry of
Health.
Dr Sands maintains that all
options for achieving healthcare
reform have not been consid-
ered because the Commission's
consultations have been parti-
san in other words, they have
excluded those with opposing
views.
"Many of the assumptions
used to arrive at the conclusions
are so tenuous, incorrect or
imprecise that they cannot be
relied upon for such critical
decisions," he told Rotarians.
For example, the Commis-
sion's scheme says all non-mem-
bers should pay in full for
healthcare services. But the gov-
ernment guarantees healthcare
for all, whether paid or unpaid,
legal or illegal. And most
Bahamians and immigrants
accessing the current govern-
ment-run system don't pay for


the services they receive to
the tune of more than a hun-
dred million dollars a year.
"As physicians play a sub-
stantive role in the delivery of
healthcare and have been instru-
mental in most of the recent
advances in healthcare, we are
vitally important to the success
of this project," Dr Sands said,
arguing that their views have
largely been ignored.
He characterized the politi-


cal spin placed on the Commis-
sion's proposal as "perhaps the
greatest tragedy." In order to
sell anidea intended to increase
taxes, many promises are being
made that cannot be fulfilled -
such as unlimited coverage and


We are handicapped by an
undercapitalised infrastructure
that has not been able to invest
in needed technology upgrades
or repairs."
He estimated an accrued
deficit of some $500 million.
And this is the amount that
would be needed to achieve the
healthcare targets outlined by
the Commission. Huge sums
will have to be found to invest
in new services and treatments,
expanded facilities, improved
maintenance, and upgraded
information technologies.


Successive governments have
been unwilling to admit that the
public health system is limited,
and cannot provide everything
to everyone, because they fear
the political fallout.


shorter waiting lists.
"This pork barrel politicking
detracts from the thoughtful
consideration of an important
discussion by creating unrea-
sonable expectations in a public
that already functions with an
institutionalized and politically
supported incongruence
between desire and capacity.
Simply put, Bahamians want
first world medicine at a third
world price."

S uccessive governments
have been unwilling to
admit that the public health sys-
tem is limited, and cannot pro-
vide everything to everyone,
because they fear the political
fallout.
"Bahamians have been led to
believe that the difference in
charges in the private sector is
largely the result of the greed of
healthcare providers (rather
than) critically evaluating the
real costs. Now we are about to
make the situation worse even
as we strive to make it better,"
Dr Sands said.
"Capacity in the public sys-
tem is stretched to the limit and
creating serious inefficiencies.


But the public sector has
proven itself to be
grossly inefficient, with exces-
sive overheads that will not
decline even if more funds are
pumped into the system.
"The current rationing of ser-
vices due to limited capacity will
be less tolerated by the public
because they are being further
taxed for healthcare. They will
demand healthcare of a stan-
dard that is found in the United
States. We need to honestly
manage expectations and usage
if we are to achieve sustainabil-
ity."
It is a question of 'too good to
be true'. And even if the actu-
arial data might seem to sup-
port the Commission's num-
bers, actual experience indicates
otherwise, he claimed.
"The free market defines
cost, not the government. The
current cost of living in the
Bahamas drives the cost of
healthcare and cannot be arbi-
trarily reduced without signifi-
cant repercussions. The added
cost of providing and paying for
(the Commission's proposal)
will lead to increases in health-
care charges and ultimately


reduce access."
As for the elimination of
cookouts, Ir Sands said there
will always be catastrophes that
elude the capacity of our health-
care system. The extra taxes will
lead to more spending on
ambiance, service and other
non-essentials that are current-
ly given a low priority because
of the need to use limited funds
for direct patient care needs.
"Shoddy paint, dirty bath-
rooms, inadequate vector con-
trol, infrequent garbage collec-
tion, limited parking and access
will not be tolerated by a public
that has surrendered significant
amounts of disposable income."

Dr Sands also touched
on the issue of
responsibility for one's own
health: Some people sacrifice
for a quality education or a
more secure home. Similarly,
they recognize the value of ade-
quate insurance and are willing
to pay for it if they can. Others
do not, and will look to public
relief at a time of loss: "Person-
al choice cannot be legislated."
And simply increasing fund-
ing without spelling out the scope
of reform will only exacerbate
existing inefficiencies. True
reform should focus on quality
issues rather than incremental
funding increases, he said.
So what's the answer?
"All patients should ideally
be private patients with rigidly
managed lengths of stay, quali-
ty controls and cost contain-
ment. A clearly defined mini-
mum level of care should be the
goal of the public sector. Pas-
sengers can fly to London in
first class, business class or
economy, but the destination
and safety factor is the same.
"One size does not fit all. The
idea that we should create an
inflated public sector in the
interest of improved quality is
as close as we can get to George
Orwell's 'Animal Farm'. It is a
frighteningly retrogressive step
and will lead to less account-
ability, longer waiting lines and
lower quality."
What do, you think?
Send comments to: larry@tri-
bunemedia.net Or visit
www.bahamapundit.com

77 7r


PREMIER

)fi RS LTD.
PORERSLTjM~^


060, 1 -^^


WISHES TO ADVISE THE GENERAL

PUBLIC THAT OUR SALES OFFICE

AND WAREHOUSE ARE OPEN FOR

BUSINESS AND ARE ACCESSIBLE

FROM WEST BAY STREET ONLY,

DUE TO THE PARTIAL CLOSURE

OF ST. ALBANS DRIVE TO

VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.





WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

CAUSED.



Building Materials to build any and everything


St. Albans Drive
Tel.: (242) 322-8396
Fax: (242) 323-7745
P.O. Box N-1085


Bridge Plaza Commons
Mackey St
Tel/Fax: (242) 393-4210
Toll Free: (242) 300-7035


It's time to


"Live your Dreams"





5.75%

on Savings & Investments


We offer Flexible Annuities starting with o help with:
an initial contribution of $500 minimum,
with monthly contributions as low as Retirement
$100 per month.
College
&
Savings
Single Annuities with a minimum of
contribution of $2500. Investments




Some Facts About our Company:

* We have been operating in the Bahamas since 1920.
* We manage more than 40,000 Policyholders and
more than 400 Institutional clients.
* We offer Professional and Prudent Management of o--
your money. &


B MW BRITISH

S.IAMERICAN
Ewii-xo s-itt IEVMC?1 .^M .


A strong link in your financial future

Telephone: (242) 461-1000 Fax (242) 361-2524 Email: financialservices@bainsurance.com


The public sector has proven
itself to be grossly inefficient,
with excessive overheads that
will not decline even if more
funds are pumped into the
system.


Serving Nassau and the family Islands


_ I I II a





THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 12. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 22, 2006


LOA NDCRB3ENNW


Charz IysM I S threalrnin Iran dA to rncrI criASi
-- "Copyrighted Material

-- Syndicated Content
.. Available from Commercial News Providers"

gi .. w ggpl a..


Bahamian artwork makes an


appearance in German town

BAHAMIAN artist Antonius Roberts has i
recreated his "Sacred Space" idea in a German
town.
He was invited to Wiesbaden to instal a group
of African women carved from casuarina wood
- outside a "Funky Nassau" exhibition.
The women are similar to a group at Clifton
which has attracted wide attention from art-
lovers.
Yesterday, a friend of Antonius said: "Of course,
he got rave reviews for the idea there in
Germany, too."
Nassau's Sacred Space, which overlooks the sea
close to Clifton Oil Depot, could if local artists
get their way be the start of an art park in the
area where other artists could create ir.;
installations.
The women gaze towards Africa from a site ia 4,
close to the old Whylly plantation, where many
slaves worked in the 18th century.
They are intended to reflect black Bahamians'
African roots and harken back to a distant past. ,









WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006


SECTION


business@tribunemedia.netMiami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Fe


proposal will


improve'


Andros economy


* By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Business Reporter

be "greatly improved" if a
proposed ferry system
between that island and
New Providence became reality, the
project's main proponent said yester-
day, providing Bahamians with invest-
ment opportunities and reducing pop-
ulation pressures in Nassau.
Attorney James Roosevelt Thomp-
son has requested that the Govern-
ment permit implement an Andros
Development Ferryboat Initiative, a
transportation system to run on the
hour every hour between Fresh
Creek, Andros, and Coral Harbour,
New Providence.
A petition is now being circulated
in Andros towards the cause, with
local councillors Brian Cleare, of
North Andros; Zebedee Rolle, of
South Andros; and Central Andros


deputy councilor Deon Sweeting
among those backing the plan.
"The economy of the island of
Andros will greatly change and
improve," said an advertisement pub-
lished by Mr Thompson. "Bahami-
ans and Androsians can invest in
Andros, and those Androsians in Nas-
sau will provide for themselves land
and apartments for them to come and
live, or visit their hometown in
Andros.
"Freight and cargo can now be car-
ried by private trucks from Nassau to
Andros. In effect, Andros will become
an extension of Nassau."
Pointing to another economic
impact from such a venture, Mr
Thompson told The Tribune that a
country limiting its major population
to a small island such as New Provi-
dence, yet expecting to hold pace with
the US, Europe and other countries,
"has little chance", being faced with
CSME "and other international waves


and pressures".
Mr Thompson said that in the US
in the "early years", its government
encouraged and paid its population
to 'go west, young man' to bring
about a use of all its land and assets.
"Imagine what the US would be
like if 60 per cent of its population
lived only in the New England states,"
he said. "The Bahamas restricting 60
per cent of its population to a small
island is not wise, particularly when
we do not have to."
In a letter to Prime Minister Perry
Christie, Mr Thompson said he was
writing on behalf of the people of
Andros for a docking facility to be
created in the Coral Harbour area,
to cut the present route between both
islands in half.
"Coral Harbour has docking facili-
ties, and further facilities to accom-
modate a ferry boat would not require
a large expense," said the letter.
"Government assistance in making


the ferryboat affordable (for exam-
ple, a $10 per trip with vehicle) would
greatly accommodate travel between
the two islands and make it possible
for a Bahamian to be living in Andros
Sand working in Nassau."
Mr Thompson said .he was hoping
the Governrpent would buy into the
project and put in the necessary infra-
structure, but he does not expect it
to weigh too heavily on the public
purse.
He gave three options for imple-
mentation:
1. Government operated and gov-
ernment ownership. "This is gener-
ally unacceptable by the population,"
said Mr Thompson.
2. Private control and ownership
subsidized by the Government. "This
is. similar to the mailboat system in
the Bahamas, ard would be a private

SEE page 3B


Loss of 'brain trust' may


Sdeter rival Kerzner bid


I By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
LOSS of "the Kerzner brain trust" if a
rival bid was successful could deter com-
petitors from making a counter bid for
Kerzner International, a Wall Street ana-
lyst said yesterday, as they would be
unlikely to obtain the same returns from
Phase II and other expansion projects as
the company's current management.
In downgrading Kerzner Internation-
al's stock from a 'Buy' rating to 'Hold' in
the wake of Tuesday's announcement
that an investor group headed by Sol
and Butch Kerzner had agreed a $3.6


billion bid to acquire the company and
take it private, investment bank Jefferies
& Co acknowledged that a rival bid was
possible.
But analyst Lawrence Klatzkin said:
"While another bidder is possible, we
think the fact that the Kerzner's would
leave makes us, and should make any
other potential buyer, worried about
achieving the same returns on the pro-
jects without the Kerzner brain trust."
The warning comes because the agree-
ment between the Kerzners' group and
independent directors who evaluated
their bid gives Kerzner International a
45-day window in which to seek rival


offers for the business.
If the deal is terminated because a
superior offer for Kerzner International
emerges over the next 45 days, the
Kerzners and their investor group will
receive a break-up fee of 1 per cent of
the equity value of the transaction, about
$30 million.
If a superior offer does emerge, then
Mr Kerzner and his father, Sol, will pro-
vide transitional services for a period of
six months.
Wall Street yesterday still appeared

SEE page 4B


Ferrier Lullin: no


exposure to Tremblay


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FERRIER Lullin's Bahamian
subsidiaries said yesterday they
were "not exposed to a risk"
requiring them to make a provi-
sion in their 2005 accounts and
balance sheet as a result of the
activities of then resident man-
ager, Martin Tremblay, who was
indicted in New York for.$1 bil-
lion worth of money laundering.
In their independent auditors'
reports, Ferrier Lullin Bank &
Trust (Bahamas) and Ferrier
Lullin Trust Company (Bahamas)
said an investigation into Mr
Tremblay's activities by their
management teams and parent
companies had shown that no


provisions, were required for the
.year to December 31,2005.
Ferrier Lullin's Bahamian
operations are being assisted by
their immediate parent, Panama-
based Ferrier Lullin Internation-
al, and that company's ultimate
parent, the Swiss-based Julius
Baer Group.
An "analysis and account veri-
fication" is currently being con-
ducted "to assess the potential
risk for the bank", based upon
the period between January 1,
2005, to January 23, 2006.
Those 12 months marked the
.period Mr Tremblay was
employed with Ferrier Lullin pri-


SEE page 2B


Investor forfeits


$140,000 deposit


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A FOREIGN investor is not
entitled to the return of his
$140,000 deposit, the Court of
Appeal has ruled, after he
pulled out of a $1.4 million
deal to purchase real estate in
Grand Bahama.
The court president, Dame
Joan Sawyer, and Justices
Ganpatsingh and Osadebay
ruled against the appeal
brought by Robert Patrick
Byrne Noonan, who was seek-
ing the return of the $140,000


SSure you'll win the Lotto!. .. .


Now what's Plan B?

.,, 'Ao k
IajD~~w~


deposit paid upon the signing
of a contract to acquire 1,000
shares.of a company called
Robert & Co.
Robert & Co's sole assets
were several real estate lots on
Grand Bahama, and its owners
and vendors, John and Joan
Harris, were named as defen-
dants in the action brought by
Noonan.
The Court of Appeal judge-
ment, written by Justice
Osadebay, said Noonan "is not

SEE page 5B


Oil explorer


'still evaluating'


Bahamas data


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A UNITED States oil explo-
ration company is "still evaluat-
ing" the results of seismic testing
in Bahamian waters to determine
whether oil and natural gas
deposits lie below this nation's
seabed, The Tribune was told.
A Kerr-McGee spokesman, in
response to The Tribune's
inquiries, said: "That's where we
were, still evaluating. That's
where we would be in the process,
the evaluation phase."
When asked how long this
process would take and whether


any oil or gas had been found,
the spokesman said: "I can't real-
ly speculate on that."
Leslie Miller, former minister
of trade and industry, told the
House of Assembly last year that
Kerr-McGee had completed its
seismic testing, having created a
joint venture for its Bahamian
operation with another oil explo-
ration firm, Canadian-based Tal-
isman.
Mr Miller said the Government
had earned more than $3 million
in revenues from Kerr-McGee to


SEE page 2B


HELPING YOU CREATE AND MANAGE WEALTH

NASSAU OFFICE
Tel: (242) 356-7764

FREEPORT OFFICE
Tel: (242) 351-3010


- I I I II 1 I


.,,~Pm.~~~n~mmn.n.,~mnnnnl mnnmmmmnnnrmmnrmam..rmmmmmmrrrrrmnrmnl.








PAGF 2R WEDNESDAY. MARCH 22. 2006


THE TRIlUNE


ITEMS FOR SALE ,


The INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT of the National Insurance
Board, located in the Board's Jumbey Village Complex on Baillou Road, has
the following items for sale. For further information, you may contact the
Department at telephone number 502-1726:

HP Laser Jet 4 Printers
PC Monitors and Speakers
Cisco Aironet 350 Series Wireless LAN Adapter Cards
IBM 3476, 3196, 3476 Terminals and Keyboards
Twinax Cables and Type 1 Patch Cables

PLEASE NOTE: These items will be sold on a cash or certified cheque basis.




CREDIT SUISSE

Credit Suisse Wealth Management
Limited
is presently considering applications for a
Position in Operations Department
Credit Suisse Private Banking is one of the world's premier private banks. It is setting new standards that
go beyond traditional banking services. Our dedicated and highly qualified staff provides our clientele with
comprehensive solutions in individual investment counseling and professional portfolio management. Our
total commitment is always to our clients and we focus without compromise on their financial well-being and
their personal values.
The position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements:
Qualfications:
Recent graduate accredited University/College
PC Literacy (MS Word and Excel)
Excellent mathematics skills
Outfto:
The candidate will be expected to:
Process payments and.trade orders
Process confirmations and client statements
Client database maintenance
Process subscriptions/redemptions Investment funds
Liaise sales force to process client transactions
Personal Qualities:
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Good work ethic and commitment to service excellence
Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision
Benefits provided Include:
Competitive salary and performance bonus
Health and Life Insurance

APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING. Persons not meeting the minimum requirements need not apply.
Applications should be submitted by fax to: (242) 302-6398
Or by mall to: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-4801
Nassau, Bahamas
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 31, 2006


BUSINESS~


Ferrier Lullin: no exposure to Tremblay


FROM page 1B


through Domi
and related ba


or to the US charges brought proceeds from
against him. tax evasion sch
Mr Tremblay was the 100 per marijuana an
cent beneficial owner of Domin- sales.
- ion Investments, a Nassau-based The US indict
investment advisory and bro- Tremblay acc
ker/dealer firm, and was its man- laundering by
aging director until March 4,2005, physical delive
until he left to become Ferrier transferring the
Lullin's resident manager. shore bank
Both of Ferrier Lullin's Bahamas, Ca
Bahamian operations said that elsewhere.
the analysis on the accounts and It also claim
transactions with which Mr Trem- created shell cc
blay was involved or related to, titious entities
coupled with legal advice, had same false no]
enabled management to give the and telephone
"opinion" that "the bank is not ceal the money
exposed to a risk requiring provi- ities.
Sion". He was caug
The US government had operation mo
alleged that Tremblay "used his Drug Enforce:
company to launder millions of tion (DEA) ii
dollars worth of illegal proceeds indictment all
for numerous clients in exchange with undercover
for a substantial commission". 19, 2005, to d
He has pleaded not guilty to proceeds frou
the charges,.and is awaiting the sales. At the n
outcome of a bail hearing, was alleged t(
The indictment, unsealed in the launder the p
US District for the Southern Dis- business, run t
trict of New York, alleged that agents.
among the monies laundered On May 23,


FROM page 1B

date, and if it was successful in finding oil in Bahami-
an waters, the Treasury would receive between 12.5-
25 per cent of revenues generated.
The seismic testing took place in the waters of the
Great Bahama Bank, and Kerr Mc-Gee has been
analysing laboratory data obtained from the tests -
completed in 2004 for more than a year.
Kerr-McGee has spent more than $25 million in
its search for oil in the Bahamas. In 2003, the com-
pany acquired a 100 per cent interest in nine licences
that enabled it to begin the search for oil off the
Great Bahama Banks.
The licences for oil and gas exploration in the


inion Investfents
nk accounts were
Securities frauds,
.emes and cocaine,
d date rape drug
ctment alleged that
epted monies for
Swire transfer or
;ry, depositing and
Proceeds into off-
accounts in the
nada, Texas and
ted that Tremblay
companies and "fic-
s", often with the
minees, addresses
e numbers to con-
y laundering activ-
ght through a sting
united by the US
ment Administra-
i New York. The
eged that he met
er agents on March
discuss laundering
m fictitious drug
meeting, Tremblay
o have agreed to
proceeds from the
by the undercover
2005, and again on


October 5 and.October 26,2005,
fohowing instructions from Trem-
blay, some $220,000 was alleged-
ly wire transferred to Dominion
Investment-related accounts in
connection with the 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 securities, accounts
linked to Dominion Investments
and Mr Tremblay.
The Securities Commission,
assisted by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, secured Dominion
Investments' books and records,
and halted all business. A search
was conducted at Dominion
Investments, and search warrants
obtained for other jurisdictions.
Securities Commission inspec-
tors were sent to Dominion
Investments' office on the same
day as the indictment was
unveiled.
Dominion Investments has
since been placed into liquida-
tion, with BDO Mann. Judd
accountant, Clifford Culmer,
appointed as liquidator. His attor-
neys are Metta McMillan-Hughes
and Simone Fitzcharles at Lennox
Paton.


Blake Plateau, about 100 miles north of Freeport
and covering 6.5 million acres in water depths rang-
ing from 650 feet to more than 7,000 feet, were
acquired by the Oklahoma City-based company's
wholly-owned subsidiaries, Kerr-McGee Bahamas
and Atlantic Exploration and Production Company.
Kerr McGee was said to have paid a one-time
application fee of $900,000, and based on its three
year agreement, was required to pay a yearly rental
fee. In the first year, 2004-2005, the Treasury
received some $450,000.-'
S In 2005, the Treasury was set t6 receive an addi-
Stional $675,000, and in the final year of the contract
will collect some $900,000 from the exploration com-
S pany... .. :


PICEWATERHOUS(OOPERS 0


Position of General Manager

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

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

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

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

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to either of the addresses
provided below (by hand or mail) no. later than Friday, April 7, 2006.


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

Re: GM


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


Re: GM


BAHAMIANS NEED ONLY APPLY


FLAMELESS ELECTRICAL

CONTRACTING LTD.'


is looking for


I ELECTRICIANS


Qualifications:
Minimum of 5-10 years experience with commercial and luxury,
Some projects.
Be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of
Electrical and Low
Voltage Drawings and Specifications.
Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the construction
process and related trades.
Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
Possession of a single and/or 3 phase license would be a plus.


Interested persons should apply at our office on.
Mount Royal Avenue


BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

VACANCY NOTICE

NETWORK SUPPORT ASSISTANT
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
DEPARTMENT FINANCE DIVISION

A vacancy exists in the Corporation for the post of Network Support Assistant
in the Information Technology Services Department Finance Division.

The Network Support Assistant is responsible for assisting with the continuous
operation of the Corporation's computer network system.
Duties for this job may included, but are not limited to the following:
Assisting with the continuous operation and maintenance of the
Corporation's Local and Wide Area Networks (New Providence & Family
Islands).
Troubleshooting and resolving network hardware/software conflicts
Ensuring that all network devices are properly configured and functioning
Providing end-user support for hardware, software and network access
issues.
Network performance monitoring and the maintenance of corresponding
statistical data.
Maintaining network architecture documentation.
Repairing Personal Computers and peripheral equipment.
Monitoring and maintaining computer equipment inventory/supplies
Identifying and recommending Information Technology solution

Job minimum requirements include:
A minimum of an Associate Degree with concentration in Computer
Science or the successful completion of a 1-2 year Community
College/Technical
A minimum of 3-5 years experience maintaining LAN/WAN environment.
Network + and/or A+ Certification (Cisco CCNA a plus).
Sound technical knowledge of network and computer operating systems
Demonstrates knowledge of the operation and function of standard
networking equipment.
Sound knowledge of the office automation software such as the Microsoft
Office suite.
Troubleshooting skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of effective user support services

Interested persons may apply by completing and returning the Application form
to: The Manager, Human Resources & Training, Head Office, Blue Hill
and Tucker Roads, P.O. Box N-7509, Nassau Bahamas, on or before Friday,
March 31,2006.
Humn Reources Deprtment,
March 14.,20
MDMS/ad


I M .A C-a V-.--,.. -l- -


I


- I I


..


I


i








THE TISUN WEDESDA, MACH 2, 206,IPGESS


District to vote





on planning its





economic future


* By A FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Business Reporter
A REFERENDUM is in the works for
three North Abaco settlements, whose
600 plus voters are set to decide their own
future next month as it relates to plan-
ning and economic development in their
district.
As reported by Tribune Business on
February 13, the Hope Tbwn District
Council produced a comprehensive white
paper on town planning and zoning,
designed to create proper planning for
commercial developments in Hope Town,
Man-O-War Cay and Guana Cay.
According to chief councillor Wayne
Hall, a successful referendum will allow
the council to put in appropriate by-laws
for the district.
"The local government authority does-
n't function as well as it could," he said.
"Because the district consists of seven cays
with uniquely different communities, it is
very difficult to do it. We want to put an
appropriate framework in place to have
better control over how we manage our
own affairs. The laws in some areas are a
bit vague and can be left up to personal
interpretation."
The council would have to lobby Cabi-
net to have the outcome presented to Par-
liament if the referendum is successful.
If bylaws are implemented, similar to
thekthree instituted in Freeport, they could
be Stricter than current legislation in some
cases, said Mr Hall.
Deputy Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweet-
ing!said the council held five town meet-


ings in each of the three settlements, con-
sulting the residents on what they wished
to see happen for their community's
future.
The council will now prepare a final
draft of that paper, and is awaiting a final
date from the Parliamentary Registrar as
to when the referendum can be held.
The referendum is expected to take
place towards the end of April, with about
300 registered voters in Hope Town, about
300 in Man-O-War Cay, and others on
Guana Cay participating.
Fifty-one per cent of total votes cast will
have to be in favour of the.white paper for
it to survive.
The purpose of the white paper is to
encourage appropriate and orderly phys-
ical development; to promote in all possi-
ble ways public health, safety, convenience
and general welfare; and to classify, des-
ignate, and regulate the location and use of
buildings, structures and land for agricul-
tural, residential, commercial, industrial, or
other uses.
"Unless we push our boundaries, it will
never get any better for us and this way,
the community can have more say in
deciding its destiny," said Mr Hall.
At present, he explained that there were
grey areas that needed to be further
defined in black and white.
For example, Mr Sweeting said in Man-
O-War, residents were concerned about
having a three-storey building constructed
there, and the fact that there was nothing
in law to stop another developer from
coming and doing the same thing.
He said that, ultimately, there was noth-


ing in law to stop other developers from
coming in and doing the same thing.
Presently, the council suggests to
builders that they do not go higher than 35
feet, Mr Sweeting said, "but we need to
give the laws better clarification".
"We don't want big developments," he
said. "We want to keep it low key to pre-
serve the three towns' quaintness and his-
torical value. This (referendum) is the
only thing to put the framework in place to
preserve it for future generations.
"We have nothing against develop-
ments, but we want it to be low scale to fit
in with the community. In our district, vis-
itors come here for the quiet, small scale
feeling that you can't get everywhere, like
Harbour Island, which has changed a lot
over the past 15 years. We want to control
our growth."
If any conflicts were to arise, Mr Hall
said the current legislation would take
precedence over the by-laws. He said the
Government has encouraged the council,
now in its 12th year, and is waiting to see
how the referendum will turn out, as it
could lay a path for other island districts to
follow.
Said Mr Hall: "This is an exercise that
every district may want to do because they
are all in the same boat that we are in -
local government doesn't work very effi-
ciently the way it is. If it works for us, we
can get them to legislate it and then it can
be used as a template for other districts."
The council plans to have its first draft of
the referendum questions completed by
next week. Mr Hall said it was not expect-
ed to be as in depth as the white paper.


FROM page 1B


company like Bahamas Fast
Ferries," he said.
"Such a lifeline between
islands ought not to be subject
to the rules of private enter-
prises only."
3'. "The third method
favoured by Androsians is
modelled after governmental
actions in the Bank of the
Bahamas," said Mr Thompson.
"A public corporation
owned by Androsians and oth-
er Bahamians willing to invest,
own anid operate the system
through a private company like
Bahamas Fast Ferries. Gov-
ernment starting up the system
subsidies this to the extent
where it is affordable. Once
the level of traffic settled, then
it is likely that no subsidy will
be required and profit may be


realized."
The system should be imple-
mented as a matter of national
security, the letter to the Prime
Minister further stated.
"Recent history has shown
that hurricanes are now a dev-
astation ,and we should expect
them, and the only means to
accommodate them is to evac-
uate (New Orleans, Houston)
or get out of their path," it said.
"Should such a hurricane
come to New Providence, a
ferry boat systehi to Andros
would be the only means of
evacuation out of New Provi-
dence."
Mr Thompson said Andros
was the only island in the
Bahamas large enough, "that,
if a hurricane hits the north it
will not be felt as a hurricane in


the south".
The south Bahamian islands,
such as Long Island, Acklins
and Crooked Islands on the
Great Bahama Bank (the
Mud), can now reach Ne'w
Providence with freight and
food by a shorter and effective
route, as they can go to South
Andros.
The rest of the journey to
New Providence was by car or
truck instead of the existing
mailboat route of several days, .
said Mr Thompson.
He added that Duncan
Town and Ragged Island could
reach Nassau by a "more con-
venient and direct route"
through Kemp's Bay via a fer-
ry.
When asked what his impe-
tus was to create this plan, Mr


Thompson said that if any
Bahamian citizen had an idea
that could benefit his fellow
citizens, they had a duty to
work towards having it imple-
mented.


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


NOTICE

BLUE FUTURES FUND LIMITED
IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 BLUE FUTURES FUND
LIMITED is in dissolution.
The date of the Commencement of dissolution was 20th March 2006.
David Thain of Amer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd, 308 East Bay
Street, P.O. Box N 3917 is the Liquidator of BLUE FUTURES FUND
LIMITED. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required to send their address and particulars of their
debts to the Liquidator before the 20th April 2006.


LEGALNOTICE

International Business Companies Act
(No. 45 of 2000)

WINVALE ASSOCIATES
LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45
of 2000), WINVALE ASSOCIATES LIMITED is in
Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution is 15th day of
March, 2006.

Hamilton Management Services Limited,
Fiman House,
La Houque du Valle,
Vale, Guernsey, GY3 5TE
Liquidator


THE
SECURITY
.C E N T R F

PROTECTING --PEOPLE PROPERTY PROFITS
Career Opportunity

GENERAL MANAGER
Applications are invited from qualified and experienced individuals to fill the role of the
Company's General Manager. We are looking for a dynamic, progressive thinking and
organised professional to lead the Company's operations. Reporting to the Board of
Directors, the successful applicant must be results-driven and will take overall
responsibility for providing leadership and direction for the Company.
'Key responsibilities will include translating the Company's strategic and.tactical business
plans into operational realities. Developing relationships with customers, clients.
government organizations corporate entities and regulatory agencies, Candidate must
display the ability to identifying growth opportunities within the security industry while
developing the Company's reputation with clients and shareholders. The successful
candidate will be required to achieve the Company's budgeted performance as well as the
short, medium and long tern objectives of the Board of Directors.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
The candidate should be an experienced manager of large numbers of personnel with a
sound knowledge of physical and technological security applications and the security and
life safety industry in general. Applicants must possess:
A minimum of 5 years previous security, law enforcement, military or other
uniformed type organisation is required.
Excellent leadership, directional, negotiation, oral and written communication
skills.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and provide solutions to a full range of
property and life safety requirements.
Strategic thinking initiatives including the ability to translate the Group's
bigger picture into operational detail and accommodate the future growth and
success of the Company.
Knowledge of risk assessment, threat reduction, executive protection, access
control, CCTV, intrusion and fire detection systems would be beneficial.
Applicant must be prepared to travel. We offer an excellent compensation package with
benefits and the opportunity to join a. leading security enterprise.
Contact Information:
If you think you possess the qualities outlined herein and would like to be considered for such
dynamic, fast paced and rapidly evolving industry position, please provide your profile, Curriculum
Vitae, professional and personal background and achievements to:
info(tisecuritvbahamas.com
OR P.O Box CB-12043
The closing date for applications is April 15"h 2006
APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED WITH TlHE STRICTEST OF CONFIDENCE.


ARAWAK

'Linhomes



Position Available

f:. or

Home Consultant


Position Summary
* An Arawak Home Consultant is responsible for advising
clients involved in Home Ownership.

Minimum Job Requirements
* Bachelor Degree
* 8+ years experience in banking, particularly as a mortgage;
lender.
* Strong work ethic and communication skills
* Computer literate

Compensation
* Commensurate with both qualification and experience.

Assurance of Confidentiality
* Assurance is given that every applicant will be treated in
the strictest of confidence.

Apply, only in writing to:

Human Resources Manager,
Arawak Homes Ltd.,
P.O. Box N-3180,
Nassau, Bahamas.

or email to: position@arawakhomes.com

Kindly include three references.

All applications are to be received at Arawak Homes Head
Office, East Shirley Street and Highland Terrace no later than
March 29th, 2006.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006, PAGE 3B


THE TFRq3UNE







P W


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MAXO CAMILLE OF NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalizatiion 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 15TH day of MARCH,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that FRENDY BOYER OF
BROUGHAM STREET, 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 22ND day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.





LAW FIRM























k ofi illoin
RESORT &a YACHT HARBQUR

Old Bahama Bay Resourt & Yacht Harbour has a vacancy for

ROOMS DIVISION DIRECTOR

Responsibilities include:

* Directs the activities of the Front Office, including Reservations,
Bell Service/ Concierge, Housekeeping, Laundry Services.
* Marketing input/output, Rental balancing, Guest Services.
* Administration and planning of forecast and budget, optimization
of profit potential and revenue maximization and cost reduction
& control.
* Marketing and Sales, such as the coordination and the
implementation of effectiof eetve and responsible business practices
with Marketing partners and electronic booking sources.

Qualifications & Experience
Must have at least a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Hotel
Management or equivalent, 5 years management experience in
Front Office operations in the Hotel Industry and have excellent
oral and written communication skills.

Candidates must be able to perform effectively on "Visual One"
Property Management System within 30 days of assignment,
remain current on "back-of-the-house" and "Front-of-the-House"
administrative functions and maintain a "hands-on" approach.
Knowledge and capability to perform Rooms Division forecasting
and electronic looking engine management is paramount. The
position reports to the General Manager.

Interested errsons may submit resumes and.salary requirements
to the Human Resources Department via e-mail:
a.beckles@oldbahamabay.com or fax to (242) 346-6494, no later
than 5:00 pm, 29 March, 2006.


VIS


Loss of 'brain trust' may deter rival Kerzner bid


FROM page 1B
to be clinging to hopes that a
rival offer for Kerzner Inter-
national would emerge, the
company's shares closing down
slightly at $77.95, a decline of
$1.48 or 1.86 per cent on the
day. Volumes, though, almost
matched Tuesday's, standing
at 2.796 million shares traded.
In his note to investors, Mr
Klatzkin said Kerzner Interna-
tional's stock was trading just
below the $81 share price tar-
get Jefferies & Co had placed
upon the company, meaning
that in the short-term it was
fully valued and had little
upside potential until the
expansion projects came on
stream.
Mr Klatzkin said: "We view
Kerzner International as
extremely innovative and think
highly of the company long-
term. However, we view the
stock as fairly valued in the
shorter term and are lowering
our rating to reflect this."
He added that he would be
surprised if any rival offer for
Kerzner International was to
emerge offering much more
than the $81 share price target.
The Kerzners and their group
are offering $76 per share.
Mr Klatzkin said: "Because
23 per cent of our valuation of


the company is future value of
projects which generate no cur-
rent cash flow, we believe the
company has limited ability to
pay much more than $76 per
share without leveraging too
high to get a debt financing
done.......
"We still like the stock in the
long term, but believe the
upside on the stock is limited in
the short term. We believe $81
per share is fair and would be
surprised to see a transaction
happen at a level above our
$81 target.
"If the transaction fails due
to lack of shareholder
approval, we believe at the cur-
rent price shares may be a little
ahead of themselves."
A shareholder vdte will be
necessary to ratify the Kerzn-
ers' buy out of their own com-
pany if no superior rival bidder
emerges, a move that would
kick-start the process of pur-
chasing all outstanding issues
shares in Kerzner Internation-
al.
Butch Kerzner on Monday
to The Tribune that their
investor group was already
well-placed to secure a majori-
ty vote in favour of the deal,
given that the group included
Istithmar, the Dubai-based
company that is already a
Kerzner International share-


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that FREDERICKA ENVELLA FORBES OF
P.O. BOX F-42416, HOLMES ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 15TH,day of MARCH,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.




PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I MARCO MAURICE
LAGUERRE of Mason's Addition in the Southern District
of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas, intend to change
my name to MARCO FERGUSON. 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.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE


OAKSLANDING

COMPANY LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 3rd day of
March, 2006. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


00W IFinancial Advisors Ltd.


F"IDEliTY


Pricing Information As Of:
21 March 2006
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECUFLITIE$ VISIT WWWr4Mt~i AMAVAS.COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1 ,60.431./ CO; '00.00 / 'HCMG 00.00 / YTD 29.72 / YTD % 02.20
*...r-I -.r L..L:.... ,rr. co' Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol EPS 0.. $ P E Yield
S- ,5. c.: lr-.l 0 59 059 0 00 9.300 0 0 00o N.M 0 00o'
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 x 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 0.00 350 0.565 0.240 16.5 2.58%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.69 1.69 0.00 -0.067 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.69 8.30 Commonwealth Bank 9.38 9.38 0.00 0.861 0.490 10.9 5.22%
5.48 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.13 5.37 0.24 0.099 0.045 51.8 0.88%
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 7.56 FirstCaribbean 10.97 10.97 0.00 0.828 0.500 13.2 4.65%
10.40 7.99 Focol 10.40 10.40 0.00 300 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 0.572 0.560 15.9 6.16%
7.95 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 7.95 7.79 -0.16 0.134 0.000 59.3 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.585 4.9 5.85%
FldeBty Over-The-Counier SeurUes "
....- H. ... ... -L, S,mrr..ol Bia $ Ask S Last Prce .VeeHl., '.ol EPS $ Di. i P .YielJ
13.-5 1 ..;.: Barnmam Supermarkets 13.25 14.25 1 1.00 19 I 0 "-2i 2 5 OS,..
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.044 0.000 NM 0.00%
Colirna Over-The-C.urlaer Securities .. :Y.t5*i: -
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.75 13.75 12.50 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds .. .
..- 52I-LC,- FFund Name NA V YTD%, Lasl 12 M.orhs Di. S Yield
1 ..-;.I 1 -1 ,J *,:.i.r. i,,:re M.aret Fund 1 278569"
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""
FirDEX CLOSE 596.31 / YTD 7.8'8 / 2005 26.P09% ,: .. .i '.. -.
-II- -,LL _.-IRiE INDEO X 19 C'-': *,',* = 1 l000 00 YIELD last 12 morh ai.i3 er..,,3s 31.i.. c. 1: si.-., cr-.:
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 fidellt
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 eamings FINDEX -The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
S- AS AT JAN. 31. 2006/ *. AS AT FEB. 28, 2006
S- AS AT MAR. 10. 2006/ AS AT FEB. 28. 2006/ *"" AS AT FEB. 28. 2006
T,' TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 / pfg ii',: .l-^ .


holder. Between them, that
entity and the Kerzners speak
for 24 per cent of the compa-
ny's issued shares.
And two shareholders who
sat on the independent com-
mittee that approved the deal,
Caledonia Investments and a
German family, own a further
12 per cent of the company's
stock, making for a 36 per cent
bloc set to vote in favour of the
transaction.
Meanwhile, there were
mixed view yesterday about the
impact on holders of Kerzner
International's Bahamian
Depository Receipts (BDRs)
and Bahamian ownership in
the largest,private sector
employer in this nation.
Only about 42.8 per cent or
428,000 ordinary Kerzner Inter-
national shares were subscribed
for when the BDR offering was
held in summer 2004, leading
to the listing and trading of 4.28
million BDRs on the Bahamas
International Securities
Exchange (BISX) at a total
market capitalisation of $20.159
million.
Based on the $76 per share
price offered by the Kerzners,
or $7.6 per BDR, as one ordi-
nary share is equivalent to 10
BDRs, the total BISX market
cap will have increased to
$32.528 million, meaning that


Bahamian investors who'
bought into the initial offering
will have enjoyed a total capital
gain of $12.369 million.
However, several sources
pointed out that while Bahami-
an BDR investors were set to
enjoy a substantial gain, if the
deal went through, Bahamian
ownership in the largest pri-
vate company in this nation -
however minuscule would
come to an end.
BISX will also lose one of its
most liquid stocks, and one
which provided Bahamians
with access to international
capital markets through the tie-
in to the listed Wall Street
price. Bahamian brokers also
had the ability to buy and sell
into the New York market,
providing further liquidity.
BISX will thus be losing a
major stock, and one that
showed the way for other
Bahamian-listed companies
when it comes to transparen-
cy aid timely disclosures.
It is a first for BISX to have a
listed company go private, and
several sources yesterday sug-
gested that some stocks, such as
Abaco Markets, Freeport Con-
crete and Benchmark
(Bahamas), would be better off.
returning to the private sector,
following Kerzner Internation-
al's lead.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that NAOMI ANESTA PANTRY OF
PINE BARON ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 22ND day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, RO.Box N- 7147;
Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that NEKITA DELVA OF GODET
AVENUE, P.O. BOX GT-2154, 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 15TH day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MACCINE ODEUS OF P.O.
BOX AB-20409, MARSH HABOUR, ABACO, 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 15TH day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE


IN THE ESTATE OF PAUL
PATRICK TYRONE
D'ARVILLE late of Cloister Drive,
Paradise Island, Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, deceased.



NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim 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
notice.



LENNOX PATON
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


BUSINESS


THE TRIBUNEE


PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006







THE TRIBUNE


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006, PAGE 5B


Investor forfeits $140,000 deposit


FROM page 1B

entitled to recover his
$140,000" deposit because he
would be effectively profiting
from his "own wrong", since
he was the one who aban-
doned the purchase agree-
ment.
The judgement recorded
that the Harris's were the ben-
eficial owners of Robert & Co,
and its entire 1,000-strong
share capital.
The company's assets were
Lots 6-11, Block 5, and Lots
19-20, Block 3, in Greening
Glade Subdivision on Grand


Bahama. A residential home
called 'Tulkatoo' was situated
on these lots, along with other
buildings known as the 'Alba-
core Lots' and 'Harrow Place'.
Through a July 15, 2002,,
agreement, the Harris's agreed
to sell all 1,000 shares in
Robert & Co to Noonan for
$1.4 million, with a $140,0001
deposit to be paid as a deposit
to the vendors upon the sign-
ing of the deal. The outstand-
ing balance on the purchase
price was to be paid in two.
instalments.
The agreement was duly
signed on August 6, 2002, and


the $140.000 deposit paid to
the Harris's. Clause 9 of the
sales agreement said that clos-
ing was to take place "as soon
as possible" following receipt
of the required Exchange Con-
trol and Investments Board
approvals, as Noonan was a
foreign investor.
Applications for those two
approvals were to be made by
Karin Sanchez, an attorney
with Grand Bahama-based
Management & Service Com-
pany (Masco), but the neces-
sary documentation she
required was not received by
her until early October 2002,
"resulting in a delay in the
application to the Central
Bank of the Bahamas".
However, on October 21,
2002, Noonan instructed Ms
Sanchez not to proceed with
the application to the Central
Bank, and neither exchange
control approval nor Invest-
ment Board approval for the
sale of shares and property was
obtained.
As a result, the Robert & Co
sale was never consummated,
and on November 18, 2002,
Noonan demanded a return of
his deposit. The Harris's com-
menced legal proceedings,
seeking a declaration that Noo-
nan was not entitled to the
return of his deposit and had
breached the sales agreement,
while Noonan denied the claim
and counterclaimed for the
$140,000.
In an August 5, 2005, judge-
ment, Supreme Court Justice
Stephen Isaacs ruled that Noo-
nan was not entitled to recover
the deposit because he "effec-
tively brought the said agree-
ment to an end".
However, Noonan appealed
against forfeiting the deposit,


RIDEFORH PE

Whether you can ride 10 miles or 100 miles
Whether you pedal slowly or like.the wind
Whether you can raise $50 or $5,000

Ride for Hope is your opportunity to do something
inspiring, something uniquely rewarding, to honor
loved ones touched by cancer.

Ride for Hope is a unique event with a meaningful
purpose. It is a charitable bik -a-thon which will occur
along the spectacular island leuthera It is open to
anyone who enjoys cycling a ants tdontribute to
one of the most important c c,.ommrurfity.'
enhanced cancer ~i proceed i*i~ l be6efit
the Cancer Caring Cenri ~eofe Cancer
Society of the Baha ::-

Be a part of the gr|| t s to come from
those who RIDE O .i.:




RIDE FORH PE W `
Anril 29 20nn6


Eleuthera,
Bahamas


RIDE FOR HOPE PARTNERSHIP
UdS iiimii


www.rideforhopebahamas.com


although he did not challenge
Justice Isaacs ruling that he
was the one who breached the
sales agreement.
Noorfan's attorney, Robert
Adams, argued that under the
contract the deposit was not
Subject to forfeiture unless
Noonan failed to complete the
contract after exchange con-
trol had been granted.
He claimed that as the
breach happened before this
stage was reached, the Harris's
were "entitled to assert claims
for relief at common law by
way of damages for breach of
contract".
Therefore, the Harris's had
to show in court how much in
damages they should be enti-
tled to.
Mr Adams also argued that
as the agreement involved the
sale of shares, "the measure of
damages is the contract price
of the shares less the market
price at the contractual time
of acceptance".
But attorney Roy Sweeting,
representing the Harris's,
argued that the sales agree-
ment's true purpose was the
purchase of the underlying real.
estate, the sales of shares being
the most convenient way of
executing the transaction.
Mr Sweeting argued that not
only was Noonan responsible
for the delay in applying for
and obtaining the required
approvals, but "by his own
deliberate decision put an end
to the contract. Mr Sweeting
submits that the appellant
ought not to be allowed to gain
an advantage or profit through
his own default".
The Court of Appeal said
the case law relied upon by Mr
Adams to support his argu-
ments did not involve a con-
tract for the purchase of shares
where the real purpose was to
acquire underlying real estate.
Nor was the forfeiture or
return of the deposit an issue.
The Court of Appeal said,
referring to the case before it:
"It seems to us that in this case,
the deposit was made as an
earnest or guarantee for the
due performance of the -pur-
: clh aSelr s (,ii i i'.,i, i .ii .. ....... .l.,.


"The rule at common law is
that it is forfeited to the vendor
or seller upon the discharge of
the contract by reason of the
default of the purchaser,
notwithstanding that it would
have gone in part-payment of
'the purchase price had the con-
tract been completed."
The Court of Appeal said
case law agreed with Mr
Sweeting's arguments, the con-


tract between the two parties
showing that the real purpose
was to acquire the underlying
real estate.
"A consideration of the rel-
evant authorities which we
have referred to leads us to the
conclusion that in this matter,
the appellant is not entitled to
recover his deposit of $140,000
paid to the respondents," the
Court of Appeal ruled.


is seeking to employ a
Development Manager
for projects under construction in Abaco and Nassau.
Applicants are required to have a background in
construction and possess people skills.
Applications to be submitted to info@carletonlanding.com




BOAT FOR SALE






'.- ... .-C '.
.1





The "Majestad 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 Diesel 12V71 recently rebuilt
Vessel has five compartments w/ five bilge pumps equipped
with 1 inch discharge hoses and a capacity 2,000gph.

PHONE 363-7163
S i SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY!


NOTICE

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
New Providence

WE, THE CAREFREE LIMITED, a body
corporate established and existing pursuant to the
provisions of The Law of Property and Conveyancing
(Condominium) Act of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas for the purpose of managing and operating
"CAREFREE LIMITED" Condominium situated in
Western District in the City of Nassau in the Island of
New Providence, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE in
accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of The
Law Property and Conveyancing (Condominium) Act
aforesaid of the constitution of change upon Unit B24
and B25 .in the said Carefree Apartments AND
HEREBY DECLARE THAT:-

(1) The Declaration of the Lease (Condominium)
relating thereto is recorded in the Registry of
Records in the said City of Nassau in Book 301
at pages 186 and 229;

(2) The' name of the owner of the said Units
designated as Unit B24 and B25 Joyce
Mongeon.

~)- The balance of common expenses in respect of
which levies have already been made upon the
owner of the above units and the date or dates
upon which same were payable to us and also
interest charged and accrued thereon are shown
on 'the attached Statement of Account.

IN ,WITNESS.
W HER EOF T:HE:
CAREFREE
LIMITED has caused
its Common Seal to be
hereunto affixed this
16th day of February,
AD, 2006.



PRISsWENi



VI RESIDENT


Share

your

news
The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won au
,award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.
i


THE NATIONAL INSURANCE BOARD ,

^U NOTICE
Payment of Benefits and Assistances for the month of March 2006, will be made in the following
districts, at the following pay stations between the hours stated below:

ADELAIDE DISTRICT:
Thursday, March 23, 2006:12 noon .. 12:30p.m., at the Church Hall.

CARMICHAEL DISTRICT
Thursday, March 23,2006: 9:30a.m. 11:45a.m., at Beacon Hill Church of Nazarene, Carmichael
Road.

GAMBIER DISTRICT:
Thursday, March 23, 2006: 12:45p.m. 1:30p.m., at St. Peter's Church Hall.

FOX HILL DISTRICT:
Thursday, March 23, 2006: 9:30a.m. 3:00p.m., at the National Insurance Board's Fox Hill Sub-
Office. Persons who cannot collect their cheques on the dates stated, may collect them throughout
the month of April 2006, from 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday to Friday.

WULFF ROAD LOCAL OFFICE:
Thursday, March 23, 2006: 9:30a.m. 4:00p.m. at the National Insurance Board's Wulff Road
Local Office. Persons who cannot collect their cheques on the dates stated, may collect them
throughout the month of April 2006, from 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday to Friday.

SOUTHERN DISTRICT:
Thursday, March 23, Monday, March 27, 2006: 9:30a.m.- 4:00p.m., at The Bahamas Public
Service Union Hall, East Street South.

GRANTS TOWN DISTRICT:
1. Thursday, March 23 Wednesday, March 29, 2006: 9:30a.m. 4:00p.m.
All persons with surnames beginning with the letters "A" "L", at the Cat Island United
Association Hall #1. Market and Vesey Streets.

2. Thursday, March 23 Monday, March 27, 2006: 9:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
All persons with surnames beginning with the letters "M" "Z", at the Salvation Army
Hall, Meadow Street.

3. Thursday, March 28 Wednesday, March 29, 2006: 9:30a.m. 4:00p.m.
Persons who did not collect their cheques from the respective stations on the days
specified, may collect them at the Cat Island United Association Hall #1, Market and
Vesey Streets, on the above-mentioned dates.

PLEASE NOTE:

Cheques must be collected from the listed pay stations on the dates and times given: In cases of
emergency, uncollected cheques may be collected from the Pensions Department, at the Jumbey
Village Complex throughout the month of April 2006 between the hours of 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.

Claimants and/or their representatives are required to produce proper identification in order to
collect their cheques. Acceptable forms of identification for claimants collecting their own payments
are:
Their National Insurance Registration Card, together with any one of the following:
1. A Passport;
2. A Voter's Card; or
3. Any other document which establishes, conclusively, the identity of the claimant.

Where the claimant is sending a representative to collect his/ her cheque, the representative should
provide an Authorization Form completed by the claimant, or a letter authorizing the Board to pay
the representative, together with any of the above-listed items to identify the representative.

All claimants and/or their representatives are advised that should they fail to provide satisfactory
documents to identify themselves as requested above, there may be a delay ordenial of payments.








PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


GN,324






MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION


DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CVILAVIATION

PUBLICATIONBYTHEMINITRYOF TRANSPORTf&AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVLAVIATION
PARTICULARS OFAN APPLICATION TO OPERATE SCHEDULED AIR SE ICS :
In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 9 of the Civil Aviatio (Licensing ofAir: ,
Services) Regulations 1976, the Minister responsible forAviation hereby publishes the
following particulars of the under-mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services to and .: '
from The Bahamas.


7 QCULARS OFAFPUMAfQN


i. Application: CATISLANDAIR. LTD.
2. Date offirst publication: February 14,2006
3. Routes: BETWEENNASSAUON THE ONE HANDAND NEW BIGHTON TfE
OTHER.

4. Purpose of services: Passenger, mail andfreight.


5. Provisional time table:
SLocal tmnes


NASSAUINEWbIGHT
NEWBIGHT/NASSAU
NAS4AUINEWBIGRT
NEWBIGHTINAUSAU


8oo/o0840 Daily
09000o940


1"011640
170011740


Daily


6. Frequency offlights: See above time-table.


7 Type ofAircraft:


EMBllo


Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with Regulation to must be
received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport &Aviation & the Department of Ciil
Aviation within fourteen (14) days after the date offirst publication of this Notice.



ARCHIE NAIRN
PERMANENTISECRETARY '



MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

PUBLICATION BY THE MINISTRYOF TRANSPORT &AVIATION D EPARTMIENO
CIVILAVIATION
PARTICULARS OFANAPPLICATIONO OPERATE SCHEDU LEDAIRSERVICES
In accordance with the provisions ofReguation 9 of the CivilAviation licensingg ofAir Servi).
Regulations 1976, the Minister responsibleforAviation hereby publishes thefollowing :
particulars of the under-mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services to and from The..
Bahamas.


PARUCULAMoQEAPELIMU


j. Application: REGIONALAIR


2. Date offirst publication: February 14, 206

3. Routes: BETWEEN FREEPORT ON THE ONE HAND AND NORTH ELEUTHIERA
ANDSANANDROS. ,



4. Purpose ofservices: Passenger, mail and eight. .


5. Provisional tine table:


FREEPORT/NORTH ELEUTHERA
NORTH ELEUTHERA/FREEPORT



FREEPORT/SA ANDROS
SANANDROS/FREEPORT


Local m


1115/12.5 Frt & SIt*I



ooo0/1o00 Fr i&Sun
1545/l160 .Fi& Sun


6. Frequency offlights: See above time-table.


7. Type of Aircraft:


PIPER AZTECSAND CESSNA GRAND CARAVAN.


Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with Regulation o .must be
received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport & Aviation & .the Department of Civil :
Aviation within fourteen (14) days after the date offirst publication of this Notice.



ARCHIENAIRN
PERMANENT SECRETARY

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION .

PUBLICATION BY THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT&AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION
PARTICULARS OFANAPPLICATION TO OPERATE SCHEDULED AIR SERVICES

In accordance with the provisions ofRegulation 9 of the Civil Aviation (Licensing ofAir
Services) Regulations 1976, the Minister responsible for Aviation hereby publishes the
following par-culars of the under-mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services to and
from The Bahamas.
PARTICULARS OF APPLICATION

r. Application: PINEAPPLE AIR LTD.
2. Date offirst publication February 14, 2006

s. Routes: BETWEEN NASSAU ON THE ONE HAND AND SPRING POINT,
ACKLINS, ROCK SOUND AND DEADMAN'S CAY ON THE OTHER.


4. Purpose ofservices: Passenger, mail and freight.
. Provisional time table:
dLocal Times


NASsr4U/DEADMN'S LCAY
I)FADMAN-SCAY/NASSAU
NASSAU/ROCK SOUND.
ROCK SOUND/NASSAU
NASSAU/SPRING POINT
SPRING POINT/NASSAU


o630/o730 M, W&SA
oo00/6900 "
o900/0830 Daily
0900/0930


0900/1030
UXOO/X130


M, W&SA
" "


6.: Frequency offlights: See above time-table.

7. 'Tpe of Airraft: BEECH 1900
Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with Regulation 1o must be.
received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport &Aviation & the Department of Civil
Aviation within fourteen (14) days after the date offirst publication of this Notice.


ARCHIENAIRN
PERMANENTSECRETARY


MIINISiTRYOF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVILAVIATION

PUBLICATION BY THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION
PARTICULARS OFANAPPLICATION TO OPERATE SCHEDULED AIR FERVICESU
.In accordanc iththe provisions of Regulation 9 of the CivilAviation (Licensing of Air .,,
Services) Regi.lations 976, the Minister responsible for Aviation hereby publishes the
following prticdars of the wader-mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services to and
from The Bahamas.
PARTICULARS OFAPPELCATION
i. Application: S4EAi AIRWAVS.
. Date offirstpublication: February 14,2006
s. Routes: BETWEENNASSAU ON THE ONE HAND AND NORTH EJlMUi ERA
ON THE OTHER.

: 4"p. Purposfers: Passenger, mail andfreight.


5. Provisional time table:


NASSAU/NORTHELEVMTERA
NASSAU/NORTH ELEVT IRA
NORTBT ELE TRA/NASlSAU
NASSAU/ELBV HERA
NORTH EEUITHRA/NASSAU


Local Times


0700/072
073O/800

1600/1625
1635/1700


Daily
-aft
Daibl7


S6 Frequency offlights: See above time-table.
7. Type of Aircraft: Piper.j Atet e & BittenNorman Islander,

Any rereeserttion regarding or objection thereto in accordance with Regulation 10 must be
Received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tran.port &Aviation & the Department of Civil
SAviation within fourteen (14) days after the date offirst publication of this Notice.



ARCIE NAIRN
PERMANENTSECRETARY


i MINST RYOF TRANSPORT&AVIATION
DEPARTMENTT OF CIVIL AVIATION

PUBLICATIONBYTHE MINISY OF TRANSPORT &AVIATION
; : PARTIMENT-OF CVLAVIATON
PARTICUrARSOFAN APPLICATIONTO OPERATESCHEDDULED AIR SERVICES
Sn accordance with th provisions of Regulation 9 of the CivilAviation (Licensing ofAir
Services) Regulations.196., the Minister responsibleforAviation hereby publishes the
following particars of the tnder-mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services to and
from The Bahamas.

PARTICLARS OF APPLICATION
z. Applicaion: SKY. UNLIMITED. LTD.
. Date offirst publication February 14, 2006
3 Routes: BETWEEN NASSAUON THE ONE HAND AND STELLA MARIS AND
EXUMA ON THE OTHER.


.* 4.-
.5.-


Purpose ofserice: Passnger, mail and freight.
Provision tie table:


Locai Times


NASSAU/S TELLAMA PS
sTE hA MARis/N~ssAU -
-NASSA U/S ~thUA MARES
STE hA Ms~ lt IS/NA&SA V1~
NASSAU/WJVMA
XUSlSNAS;SlAU

NASSAU/fX#JM.4
FXVMA/~NASSAU


0630/0715
0730/o815
Lsao/n615
1630/1 7
0800/0840
o85o/ogso2
la3o/Alo
13*0/1350
1600/1640
1650/1720


Daily
M, TH, F&SU

Daily


6. Frequency offlights: See above time-table.

7. type ofAircraft: BEECH oo1900

Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with Regulation 1o must be
received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport &Aviation & the Department.ofCivil,
Aviation withinfourteen (14) days after the date of first publication of this Notice.


ARGHIENAIRN
PDRuANIENTr1'RR(TA DY


.I I I ' ~'L I


I I I


- '"Y~`Y~. YUmkft- i


I


';''


..i
~


;,i


i








WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006, PAGE 7B


WHE TRIBUNE BUSINESS
it


MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION




DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION

PUBLICATIONBY THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT &AVIATION
DEPARTM ENT OF CIVIL AVIATION
PARTICULARS OFANAPPLICATION TO OPERATE SCHEDULED AIR SERVICES

In accordance with the provisions ofRegulation 9 of the Civil Aviation (Licensing ofAir
Services) Regulations 1976, the Minister responsible for Aviation hereby publishes the
following particulars of the under-mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services to and
from The Bahamas.

PARTICULARS OFAPPLICATION

1. Application: WESTERNAIR.

2. Date offirst publication: February 14, 2006

3. Routes: BETWEENNASSAU ON THE ONE HAND AND FREEPORT, BIMINI
AND EXUMA ON THE OTHER.

4. Purpose of services: Passenger, mail and freight.


5. Provisional time table:


NASSAU/FREEPORT
FREEPORT/NASSAU
NASSAU/FREEPORT
FREEPORT/NASSAU
NASSAU/FREEPORT
FREEPORT/NASSAU
NASSAU/FREEPORT
FREEORT/NASSAU
NASAU/FREEPORT
FREEPORTI/NASSAU
NASSAU/FREEPORT
FREEPORT/NASSAU
NASSAU/EXUMA
EXUMA/NASSAU
NASSAU/EXUMA
EXUMA/NASSAU
NASSAU/EXUMA
EXUMA/NASSAU
NASSAU/IMNI
BIMINI/NASSAU
NASSAU/Blon M
BMINI/NASSAU


ErIoA l 'lYmoc


0700/0745
,0700/0745
o8oo/o845
0800/0845
0800/0845
1200/1245
12oo/1245
1300/1345
1300/1345
1700/1745
1700/1745
1800/1845
1800/1845
0800oo/o84o
0700/0740
1400/1440
20oo0/240
1730/1810
16oo/164o

0945/1015
103/1100oo
16oo/1630
1645/1715


Daibj















Dail


6. Frequency of flights: See above time-table.

7. Type ofAircraft: BEECH 1900

Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with Regulation lo must be
received by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport &Aviation & the Department of Civil
Aviation within fourteen (14) days after the date offirst publication of this Notice.




ARCHIENAIRN
PERMANENTSECRETARY


MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


PUBLICATIONBY THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT &AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION
PARTICULARS OFANAPPLICATION TO OPERATE SCHEDULED AIR SERVICES

In accordance with the provisions ofRegulation 9 of the Civil Aviation (Licensing ofAir
Services) Regulations 1976, the Minister responsibleforAviation hereby publishes the
following particulars of the under-mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services to and
from The Bahamas.

PARTICULARS OF APPLICATION

i. Application: SOUTHERNAIR CHARTER CO. LTD.

2. Date offirst publication: February 14,2006

3. Routes: BETWEEN NASSAUON THE ONE HAND AND DEADMAN'S CAY,
LONG ISLAND, CHUB CAY, TREASURE CAY, ARTHUR'S TOWN,
GOVERNORS HARBOUR, NORTH ELEUTHERA ON THE OTHER.

4. Purpose of services: Passenger, mail and freight.

5. Provisional time table:
Local Times


NASSAU/DEADMAN'S CA
DEADMANS CAY/NASSAU
NASSAU/DEADMAN'S CAY
DEADMANS CAY/NASSAU
NASSAU/CHUB CAY
CHUB CAY/NASSAU
NASSAU/CHUB CAY
CHUB CAY/NASSAU


080/0845 M, W,TH, SA
o9oo/10o45 a a

1400/1445 Sun
1500/1545 S


8001o815
~8zs/0840
16&O/z6iS
ia62/1640


NASSAU/TREASURE CAY
TREASURE CAY/NASSAU
NASSAU/GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR
GOVERNORS HARBOUR/NASSAU
NASSAU/GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR/NASSAU
NASSAU/GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR
GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR/NASSAU
NASSAU/NORTHELEUTHERA
NORTH ELEUTHERA/NASSAU
NASSAU/NORTH ELEUTrERA
NORTH ELEUTHERA/NASSAU
NASSAU/NORTHELEUTHERA
NORTH ELEUTHERA/NASSAU


M, W&F
M, W&F
M, W&F
M, W&F


0900/930 M, W & SA
0945/1015 M, W&SA


0700/0720
735/o80oo
1200/1220
1235/1300
1600/162o
1635/1700
0700/0715
o725/0745
1200/1215
122s5/"245
1600/1615
1625/1645


Daily
u
"



u
u
U
"
"
a


le un


h Tri












Busin ss. Section


ib~-MondaytI~ shru Sataurd a y




32 18










okvq ~hI n.


6. Frequency offlights: See above time-table.


7. Type of Aircraft:


BEECH 19o0 ANDPIPER AZTEC


Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with Regulation to must be
received by thePermanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport &Aviation & the Department of Civil
Aviation within fourteen (14) days after the date offirst publication of this Notice.


ARCHIE NAIRN
PERMANENT SECRETARY


I I I,


JLqpLwgL A Liffawa


1.111u, Illus. L luc III UY wCullunluay

5pm.




-Cqll.us at




5 02.1.".. 356


''







PAGE8B WDNESAY, ARC 22,2006TRIBNEOSORT


Chris Brown takes




second to make final


* TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
MELBOURNE: Chris
'Bay' Brown made sure that
he solidified his claim to the
men's 400 metre title at the
XVIII Commonwealth
Games by running away from
the field in his semifinal on
Tuesday night.
Before another huge crowd
at the Melbourne Cricket
Grounds, Brown made up the
stagger in lane six on the back
stretch and surged out in
front off the final turn to
coast home in 45.24, holding
off a large challenge from
California Molefe from
Botswana, who came through
in 45.36.
While it was a fast heat,
home town favourite John
Steffensen shut it down 20
metres from the line as he
posted the fastest qualifying
time of 45.05, setting up an
exciting showdown in the
final tonight.
"Like I always say, I just
want to thank the Lord for
allowing me to go out there
and perform under these con-
ditions," said Brown, who
came directly from Moscow,
Russia where he won the
bronze medal at the IAAF
World Indoor Champi-
onships.

Control
"The race fell good. I went
in and took control. That was
my game plan. Hopefully I
can go home, rest up and
come back strong tomorrow."
As for Steffensen, Brown
said he saw his race, but he
wasn't concerned because he
wasn't in it.
"He's home and he has a
lot of home support, but hey,
every dog has his day,"
Brown quipped. "But even
the best get beat at home, so
I'm going to come back and
give it all I've got."
At the start of the race,
Trinidad & Tobago's Damion
Barry, running out of lane
eight, raised his left hand,
indicating that he wasn't quite
ready. He had to adjust his
starting blocks.
Then when they lined up
again, Molefe was called back
for the false start.
Brown decided to sit back


SCopyrighted Material

SSyndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"


-U 1- -- ____


and wait for the gun. When it
sounded, he shot out of the
blocks and caught Jamaican
Davian Clarke and Barry as
they headed around the first
bend.
By the time he reached the
end of the back stretch, he
was in total control of the
race. When he came off the
final curve, he started to
extend the lead, but Molefe


was the only one to go after
him and eventually closed the
gap.
"Before I left the Games
Village, I told myself to
expect anything," Brown stat-
ed.
"I'm a veteran now and'not
a rookie. So after I saw what
happened with the false starts
in the men's semifinal and
people getting kicked out, I


1 1


SCopyrighted


Syndicated C


Available from.Commerc


kMi;


was determined more to sit
in my blocks and wait to kick
out."
The final, reminiscent of
the IAAF World Indoors,
will be run at approximately
5:20am EST.
Brown will run out of lane
three with Steffensen ahead
of him in four and Molefe
trailing him in two.
The Caribbean will be well


Material


contentt


al News Prc

t1


represented in the race with
Jamaicans Lansford Spence
in six and Jermaine Gonza-
les in eight. Alleyne Fran-
cique of Grenada will be in
seven.
In picking up his bronze
medal in Moscow, Brown was
beaten out by Alleyne (gold)
and Molefe (silver). Last year
at home, Brown also lost out
to Spence at the,Central
American and Caribbean
Championships.
"It's payback time," said
Brown, about having to
face all these competitors
today.

Fifth
Missing from the final will
be former national record
holder and 2001 World cham-
pion Avard Moncur. He fin-
ished fifth in the first heat in a
season's best of 45.72 for 10th
place, just behind Trinidad &
Tobago's Ato Modibo, who
also missed a spot with 45.44
for fourth ahead of Moncur.
Brown said, while he had
a tough heat to run in, he felt
he did the best he could to
try and survive.
"It was good to see him run
a season's best everytime he
went out," Brown said about
Moncur. "So hopefully, as the
season progresses, he should
be on top of his game by July.
This is all a confidence boost-
er."
Having won a medal in a
good race in Moscow two
weeks ago, Brown said it
would be nice to add a Com-
monwealth Games' medal to'
his resume before he goes
after a spot in the World Cup
later this year.
Brown, however, would
also like for the men's 4 x 400
relay, which should include
Moncur, Dennis Darling,
Timothy Munnings, Troy
McIntosh and Dominic
Demeritte, togo for the
gold.
Darling went out to run in
the first round of the men's
400, but pulled out of the race
due to a technical problem.
His decision not to finish the
race does not have any effect
on his participation in the
relay.
Meanwhile today, McIn-
tosh and Demeritte will begin
competition in the men's 200
heats.


- -


riders"


Nikkita

makes


net gains

for FIU

* TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports
Reporter
NIKKITA Fountain is
holding court for Florida
International University
(FIU), with a perfect
week of play in tennis.
The three wins for
Fountain came over
Boston University, North
Texas and Minnesota, la-t
week at a tournament
where she led the team in
points.
The recently named Sun
Belt Conference women's"
player of the week leads
her schools statistics.
So far, Fountain has
played in 12 doubles
matches winning 11. Her,
winning streak in both
singles and doubles start-
ed earlier this month.
On the doubles end,
Fountain and partner
Paula Zabala topped the
charts at the weekend
tournament against
George Washington Ui|-
versity with wins over
Anastasia Ska% ronskaia>.
and Sandra Simunic 8-3
As a team they have wo'i
their last nine matches,,:
and are currently ranked
25th in the nation.
Fountain, who trans-
ferred to the university
from Southern Nazerene
College has a 10-2 win-
loss record and will be
looking forward to
extending her winning
streak to seven against
George Washington Uni-
versity this Friday.
Before transferring to
FIU, she was named to
the NAIA first All-Amer-
ica team.
Her 15-9 singles and 18-
5 doubles record ranked
her 17th overall at last
year's NAIA finals. In the
doubles competition, she
partnered with fellow
Bahamian Larikah Rus-
sell.
Fountain has represent-
ed the Bahamas at the
Federation Cup tourna- "
ment, and on the Interna-.
tional Tennis Federation,,
Junior World listing she
was ranked 231 in singles
2001 and 119 in 2002 in
doubles.
At the Central Americh
USA and Caribbean
(COTECC) she topped ,
the charts in doubles and.,
ranked fifth in singles. ,



BAAA

extends'

deadline

for trials

THE Bahamas Associatio'i
0of Athletic Associatto't
(BAAA) has extended A t,
deadline for athletes aniid
coaches wishing to participate
in the annual Carifta Games
trials for Thursday evening:-.;,
All interested persons are
reminded to return their comii-
pleted forms into the BAAA
office before 5pm.
The trials are set for net:
Friday and Saturday at t4 e
Thomas A Robinson stadium.,
.~...~......... i il


-- moo -N"
IZLW.) 8`


'---- 27/


A1l.
Ase41~i I
S P I rk ITS~' ri


EIH22~










B ,I SST 0.L&i..


WroWD,


TRIBUNE, SPORTS,.


PAGE8B, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006






TRIBUNE SPORTS


SP r 'r-


"Copyrighted Material


Syndicated Content
I -o- r ers"
le from Commercial News Providers"


O ** m 00oa


_0 m


Avard Moncur




just misses out




on final place





COMM ,.
GAMES


* TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
MELBOURNE: Still working
his back to the form that had him
on top of the world in 2003, Avard
Moncur just fell short of joining'
Chris 'Bay' Brown in duplicating
the same feat as Tonique
Williams-Darling and Christine
Amertil in the women's 400'final.
On day three of the athletic
competition of the XVIII Com-
monwealth,Games, Moncur ran
out of lane two in the first heat to
a fifth place finish in 45.72 sec-
onds on Tuesday night at the Mel-
bourne Cricket Grounds.
In lowering his season's best of
45.82 that he ran in the first round
on Monday, Moncur ended up in
10th place and out of cont&ation
for the final that will be contested
tonight.
"I was a little disappointed in
the time, but I'm still in a positive
frame of mind," said Moncur, who
is slowly working his way back to
international prominence since
undergoing a series of injuries
after he ruled the world in 2003.
"I was a little disappointed in
the time, but putting it all into per-
spective, I'm really looking for-
ward to the second half of the sea-
son."


Competing in his first individ-
ual event in a major meet in two
years, Moncur just fell short of
qualifying with Brown by two
spots. The last and final qualifier
was Paul Gorries of the Republic
of South Africa, who got sixth in
heat six.
Moncur, one of the tallest com-
petitors in the field, followed
Trinidad & Tobago's Ato Modibo,
the fourth place finisher in his heat
in 45.44. Modibo was ninth in the
final ranking.
Looking back at his race, Mon-
cur admitted that he wasn't as
aggressive as he should have been,
falling behind from the crack of
the gun.
"The bends were kind of tight,
but I just decided to go after it,"
he pointed out. "It didn't work
out for me,-but I just hope to come
back with the relay and give a
much better effort there."
While he will sit out the final,
Moncur will have plenty of time to
recuperate and get ready to team
up with Brown, Timothy
Munnings, Dennis Darling, Troy
McIntosh and Dominic Demeritte
in the relay.
The heats of the 4 x 4 will be
ran on Friday and the final is set
for Saturday as the track
and field competition comes to a
close.


Massie and Musgrove find




the going tough in time trial


* CYCLING
ByBRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter '
MELBOURNE: Jonathan Massie
walked off the 40 kilometre course gasp-
ing for breath. He knew he had had just
ridden one of the most gruelling races
of his-life.
Competing along the picturesque
seashores of Beach Road, Massie and
Barron 'Turo' Musgrove had to com-
plete three laps of the course in the men's
individual time trial.
Each of the 69 cyclists were given a
one minute head start of each other and
they were timed according to how they
com leted the course that saw Australi-
a's tthan O'Neill (48:37.29) and Ben
Da' '49 minutes and 1.67 seconds) pick
up the gold and silver, while New
ZeaTind's Gordon McCauley (49:50.70)
goftlie bronze.
Musgrove, the first of the Bahamians
to o-out in 23rd, returned in the 52nd
spot m a, time of one hour, 1:01:44.79
sec d s, while Massie started 22 spots
behind him and came home with the 40th
best-lime of 59:21.76.
"lIt':was really tough," said Massie,
kntwh more for his endurance as a dis-
tance road racer. "I didn't think the hills
were going to hurt me that bad."
Tlassie, the younger of the Bahamian
two-member team, admitted that he got
a little more than he bargained for going
up the couple of hills they had to climb
on'tire course.
With the race being staged on the out-
skirts of town, Massie said he was a little
bit prepared, but found out that it was a
rea[-.allenge to complete the course,
thfrst of two races for the team.
Sadreds of persons lined the entire
co[s' ; cheering for the cyclists as they
p4sed by oile after the'other. The
Boamians got a bit of local support with
theptirp swimming team, including
mr.ge/Nancy Knowles, coach Andy
K 'fle/ and swimmers Jeremy Knowles,
ChiVythoulkas and Alana Dillette
waving the national flags.
iut even their support couldn't inspire
M*ssie, who recently signed a profes-
si6nal contract, to ride any faster. Pulling
hi&sbicycle along as he walked through
the tunnel, he admitted: "I didn't know it
ws g6ing to be as tough as this."
',ulsgrove, the better of the two in the
tiie trials, also noted that it was one of
th. "toughest" races that he competed in.
,It was a good experience. Hopefully
we-will continue to get better and better


as we ride, "he stated. "Tiis is a good
start, but for me, I just want to start pass-
ing the experience on to the younger
guys.
"But I intend to sta on as long as I
could. I found out that the \ hole call for
proper dieting and proper conditioning.
Once I can do that, I feel I can still make
a contribution to the national team."
Musgrove, who caught a flat tire going
out on the first leg of the race, but man-
aged to get back on course thanks to the
assistance from mechanic Wayne Price,
said he's really looking forward to Sun-
day when they compete in the road race
because he's confident that Massie will be
the ore to keep the Bahamas name out
there.
"It's going to be tough," said Mus-
grove, who was more exhausted than
Massie after he completed his race. "I'm
just there to support him because he's
the road man. I will go out there and
support him for as long as I can."
Massie, who is recovering from the flu,
said he just wants to finish in the peloton.
"I think we will work together to try
and stay up in the group," he noted.
"Hopefully we can stay safe and con-
serve our energy so that we both can fin-
ish in the peloton."
Team manager Roy Colebrooke said
Massie and Musgrove rode as best as
they could, considering the fact that they
were competing against a number of pro-
fessional cyclists.
"They phased out, but Barron caught
a flat and he still came back and rode
down two cyclists, so that was a remark-
able ride," Colebrooke pointed out. "On
the way out, they had all head wind, com-
ing in, they had a cross wind. So it was a
very tough race.
"I think we can say that Jonathan rode
very well under those conditions. I think
this will only give him the motivation to
come out on Sunday and ride even hard-
er in the race that he specialises in."
Musgrove, the president of the
Bahamas Cycling Federation, said, for
the first time in the history of the Com-
monwealth Games, he expects to see the
colours of the national flag passing
through in the peloton.
"Sunday, this will be the first thing
that the Bahamas will finish the pela-
ton," Colebrooke projected. "That's for
sure."


JONATHAN MASSIE gets some
instructions from an official.








WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2006

SECTION




Fax: (242) 328-2398
E-Mail: sports@100jamz.com


~- ,
;. i ''"0


MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


opyrghtedl Material


S ynicated Content

Available from .Commercial News Providers"

I ..A


SilveP for


Tonique and


ourth place for Christine


* TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
MELBOURNE: It was one
of those heartbreaking
moments: silver for Tonique
Williams-Darling and fourth
for Christine Amertil in the
women's 400 metre final.
Far from what was antici-
pated.
Going into the featured
race on the third night of ath-
letics at the XVIII Common-
wealth Games, the Bahamas
looked like a safe bet to come
away with a pair of medals at
the Melbourne Cricket
Grounds.
The only debate was what
colours.
What happened during the
race before a fairly large
crowd was a different story.
Amertil, running out of lane
two, got left behind and
Williams-Darling couldn't


.P ;
.7M,-l.7, -


GAMES


hold off the powerful come-
back of Christine Ohuruogu
from England.
In the end, it was Ohuruogu
who crossed the line in a per-
sonal best of 50.28 to snatch
the gold, leaving Williams-
Darling, the Olympic and
World champion, with the sil-
ver in 50.76.
"I worked so hard to get
this medal," Ohuruogu stat-
ed. "I knew that Tonique was
the favourite, so if I stayed
with her, I knew I had the
kick to bring it on home. That
was what I did."
The Caribbean presence
was evident, but it was
Jamaica's Novlene Williams,


who sneaked in for the bronze
in 51.12 with Amertil trailing
in fourth in 51.52, just ahead
of Jamaican favorite Sheric-
ka Williams, the fifth place
finisher in 51.81.

Tough
"It was a race I really had to
get to mentally. It was tough
out there, not the race, but
my mental preparation,"
reflected Williams-Darling,
who at one point had ruled
out participating in the games
because of how early it came
in the outdoor season.
"I gave it all I had. It was a


good race."
While she went out from
the first bend and controlled
the lead on the back stretch,
most of the girls seemed to
have saved their best for the
home stretch where Williams-
Darling started to falter as
Ohuruogu gained strength.
"She just showed up, espe-
cially yesterday," Williams-
Darling reflected of the chal-
lenge that Ohuruogu brought
to the table. "I thought the
biggest challenge would be
Christine (Amertil) because
she just ran indoors.
"I knew the other girls
could run 51, but yesterday
she (Ohuruogu) showed up
and she brought her A game
today."
Giving herself a 70 on her
performance, Williams-Dar-
ling said she just has to con-
tinue her training and hope-
fully earn a spot on the World
Cup team that will compete


later in the year.
But for now, she will cher-
ish the silver.
Amertil admitted that her
decision to wait around hurt
her in the long run.

Stretch
"The race was fast. I think I
allowed them to get away too
much and then when I tried to
catch them on the back
stretch, it cost me too much,"
she pointed out. "It wasn't the
best run. Given a few more
days and it would have been
better. I can't feel bad about
it."
Having to make a quick trip
from Moscow to come here
in time to get ready for the
meet also played a factor for
Amertil. She was still going
through the jet lag, but noted
that the timing couldn't have
been set up any differently.


"It's still early, so I just have
to get ready for the rest of the
season," she insisted. "It's
tough to come here and not
get a medal, especially with
the way things had bqen
going." .
Amertil said she will takl
some time off to rest and their
she will head to the outdoor
season next month.
Novlene Williams, howev-
er, was elated. It was her first
individual medal, but she
hopes to cherish it because "it
was good to know that we
were all there from ,the
Caribbean and we went out
there and did our best. I m
really that I got a medal. ',-.,
The medal ceremony, whiicb
was scheduled right after the
race, was delayed until tonight
as the fans had deserted:4Oe
stadium. Tonight, Lhe
Bahamas will be going a(t r
another medal with Chris
Brown in the men's 400. "
'-a '.


-1


i 111-- --~--~-~ II --~ml~F~-Y-~~~YII~Y~-~-)~~LBllli~li


I




~
i.i:


COMImift8,,6




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - Version 2.9.9 - mvs