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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 25, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Insiders claim

candidate felt she

needed full

backing of faculty

Archaeologists examine remains

CANADIAN Janyne Hod-
der has withdrawn from the
ICollege of the Bahamas presi-
dential race, insiders claimed
*last night.
She reportedly told support-
ers that she could not contem-
plate taking the job without the
full backing of the faculty.
Ms Hodder, 55, a vice-prin-
cipal at Canada's prestigious
McGill University, was said to'
have stepped down following
the furore over alleged "lack of
process" in introducing her as a

Faculty staged a walkout
earlier this week when Ms
Hodder was introduced as
"the third candidate" in the
presidential race by c'(4ege
council chairman FraiN n
Wilson. Lat.e4r,-the student
union joined the protest, stag-
ing a demonstration outside
Both bodies maintained that
protocol had not been followed
in throwing Ms Hodder's name
into the ring. And lecturers
SEE page two

Florida arrest reported in
Atlantis identity theft case

suggest that an arrest has been
made in Florida in the Atlantis
identity theft case.
A spokesman for Kerzner
International declined to com-
ment on the matter, however
according to a source who
wished to remain anonymous,
the suspect is or has been pro-
fessionally connected to the

company in the past.
The relevant spokesman
for the United States Secret
Service, which is reportedly
SEE page 11

* WILLIAM Schaffer, a member of the team from the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy out of Davie, Florida is pictured
studying the skeletal remains found in Preacher's Cave, Eleuthera yesterday. The remains which are estimated to be over 500 years
old are believed to be that of a European due to the burial formation. Another skeleton buried for more than a century was removed
only a day before. That skeleton is believed to be that of a Lucayan male in his early 20's who's DNA has traced a lineage to his
descendants who live today in Spanish Wells. See page seven for more pictures.

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after alleged
marijuana find

Tribune Staff Reporter
FOUR men are in police custody
after Drug Enforcement Unit officers
swooped down on a vehicle in the early
hours of Friday morning and discov-
ered it packed with a "significant"
amount of suspected marijuana.
Police say they believe the drugs are
worth nearly $1 million.
Superintendent Raymond Gibson,
who heads DEU, said his officers were
acting on intelligence tips when they
made the discovery shortly after 6.30am
off Marshall Road in the South Beach
"We received some information
about some illicit drug activities taking
place in the South Beach area. As a
result of that information a team of offi-
cers from my unit proceeded to the
Marshall Road area where they
observed a white van moving at a fast
rate of speed in the opposite direction.
They gave chase and stopped the vehi-
cle and discovered three occupants with
a suspected quantity of marijuana."
Mr Gibson said that officers were also
able to apprehend the boat that they
believe brought the drugs into New
Providence. They seized the boat, which
had one person and a small quantity of
marijuana on board, on a small ramp
on South Beach. The boat's occupant
SEE page 11

Electrical fire

forces closure

of Immigration

AN ELECTRICAL fire at the Immigra-
tion Department yesterday forced officials
to close the government office for the day.
An immigration official stressed that
there was no loss of data, in terms of their
According to ASP Jeffrey Deleveaux of
the police fire services, the fire department
received a report of a fire at the immigra-
tion building at 7.10am Friday. One fire
truck, he said, was dispatched to the build-
ing on Hawkins Hill.
It was discovered that there was an elec-
trical fire in the computer room on the first
floor of the building.
In an interview with The Tribune,
Deputy Director of Immigration Lambert
Campbell said that as a result of the fire a
computer in the data processing section
had melted.
He pointed out that the computer was
dedicated to the transmittal of data off site
to Indusa consultants in Jamaica, for
tourism purposes.
Mr Campbell stressed that there were no
loss of documents as a result of the fire.
He said work permits, permanent resi-
dency and citizenship files were not affect-
ed by the blaze.
Mr Campbell assured the public that if
files are destroyed, there is an off-site back-
SEE page 11

(Photo: Paul Turnquest/Tribune staff)

Reverend launches
petition over
punishing over-16s
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT minister Rev Glenroy
Bethel is launching a petition calling on
government to amend a law that does not
allow parents to discipline minors over 16
years of age.
Rev Bethel, pastor of Kingdom Wor-
ship Centre, said that even though parents
are responsible for minors under 18, the
law "ties the hands" of parents, preventing
them from disciplining children 16 years
and older for misconduct and disobedi-
"Many people do not know that such a
law exists and I am preparing to finalise a
petition seeking the support of those
Bahamians who do not support this law,"
he said.
Rev Bethel said that his 16-year-old son,
Rishawn Bethel, who was murdered, used
the law to his advantage by refusing to
obey rules of his parent's household and
slept out four days of the week without
their consent.
According to The Penal Code Chapter
84 Section 110 (1) "a parent may correct his
or her legitimate or illegitimate child, being
under 16 years of age, or any guardian, his
ward, being under 16 years of age, for mis-
conduct or disobedience to any lawful com-
Rev Bethel believes that the law should
be amended to make parental control
extend to 18 since parents are still liable for
SEE page 11


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FROM page one

accused Mr Wilson of
arrogancee" and "acting
like a corporation boss
instead of a college chair-
If Ms Hodder's reported
withdrawal proves irrevo-
cable, COB is once more
left with just two candidates
for the top job acting
president Dr Rhonda Chip-
man-Johnson and senior.
academic Dr Pandora
However, Dr Pandora
Johnson is now also report-
ed to have lost interest in
the job. A lecturer said:
"She is fed up with all the
controversy and wants
nothing more to do with
If true, that would leave
Dr Chipman-Johnson as
the sole contender.
Faculty sources said yes-
terday there was strong
support for Dr Chipman-
Johnson, a COB stalwart
described as having "excel-
lent leadership qualities."
Resistance to her
appointment came, it was
claimed, from campus non-
academic workers who
resented her strict discipli-
nary approach.
Meanwhile, supporters
of Ms Hodder said COB
had probably lost a major
opportunity to push ahead
under genuine "world
class" leadership.
"The college may well
rue the day this woman was
rejected," one lecturer said.
"She was a very impressive
person with excellent inter-
national credentials and
lots of overseas experi-

Wilson makes warning

to faculty at college

COLLEGE of the
Bahamas council president
Franklin Wilson warned fac-
ulty at the institution that the
public is watching them and
making judgments about their
"intellectualism and scholar-
Mr Wilson made this state-
ment while lashing out at the
presidents of both the tertiary
educator's union (UTEB) and
the college's student union
(COBUS), for the manner in
which they handled the nam-
ing of Janyne Hodder as the
third candidate for the COB
Mr Wilson said it is not in
the best interest of the college
"to be continually associated
in the public mind" with con-
When asked to comment on
the actions of COBUS presi-
dent, Quinton Lightbourne,
who led a student march on
Bay Street, Mr Wilson said,
"my heart goes out to the
young man. I say it very gen-
uinely... He is in a difficult
situation, and I pray for him. I
pray that he can find the
strength and the courage to
understand it's never the
wrong time to do the right
thing. He must understand the
public watched him."
Mr Wilson said that if Mr
Lightbourne or UTEB
spokesperson Jennifer Isaacs-
Dotson, had any concerns
about the selection process for

the candidate, they had ade-
quate means to deal with the
matter differently.
"What's the point of going
in the newspaper, marching
along the streets shouting?"
asked Mr Wilson.
"Clearly there was a break-
down in communication," he
continued, saying that this
breakdown could only have

occurred by virtue of mem-
bers of the council not being
"If nine people could leave
a meeting with one under-
standing and two don't, what
is the explanation?" Mr Wil-
son asked.
Pointing out some of the
dynamics at play in the col-
lege row over Ms Hodders

nomination, Mr Wilson said,
"Race has come up as an issue
in a number of the consulta-
tions that took place with
stakeholders . and the fact
of the matter is one of the first
persons who got up to walk
out Monday was a known
leader of the bring-Rodney
Smith-back movement."
Mr Smith was forced to
resign from his post at the
helm of the college last year
when it was discovered that
he had plagiarized portions of
a speech given at a college
convocation. In the interim,
Dr. Rhonda Chipman-John-
son has filled in as acting pres-
ident. She and Dr. Pandora
Johnson were said to have
been considered for the post
of president.
Mr Wilson sees UTEB's
statement that they were ral-
lying against the council's
process and not Ms Hodder
as a great tragedy. In his opin-
ion that is like "throwing out
the baby with the bath water"
because they could have nego-
tiated steps could have
been taken.
Reached for comments,
COBUS President Light-
bourne stood by his previous
statements that neither he nor
Mrs Dotson were aware of Ms
Hodder until the council met
the Sunday night before Ms.
Hodder's appearance on
Monday, which did not leave
much time for negotiations.

Attorney claims Hodder's

leadership vital to COB

A BAHAMIAN attorney
claimed yesterday that "every-
thing possible" should be done
to lure Ms Janyne Hodder back
to COB "otherwise we'll go

down the tube."
The female lawyer, who
wished to remain anonymous,
said Ms Hodder was the right
person for the president's job
- especially if the college want-
ed university status.
She said that acting president
Dr Rhonda Chipman-Johnson
ought, in the interim, to be sent
on an exchange programme to
get international experience.
"I am sure Mrs Chipman-
Johnson is a very fine person,
but we can't let emotionalism
get in the way of something as
important as this," she said.
"We can't have a Bahamas.
university run by someone just'
because they are Bahamian. \\ e
have got to go in the right direc-
"All this furore has done is
to muddy the waters. But we
need someone of the right cali-
bre to take us into a new era."
She said Dr Chipman-John-
son would almost certainly wel-
come additional experience in
developing her career.
The attorney's suggestion was
just one proposed solution to a
college recruitment problem
which has now gripped the
nation's attention.
Yesterday, several possible

courses of action were volun-
teered by readers including
Dr Chipman-Johnson continu-
ing as acting president until her
retirement in four or five years.
"What the college needs now
is a period of consolidation,"
said one source, "Dr Chipman-
Johnson has a strong back-
ground at COB and would be
ideal for steadying its course
until the next generation of aca-
demics comes through."
Several PhDs at COB are
seen as possible successors to
Dr Chipman-Johnson. But all
are said to be too young and
inexperienced at this stage.
College council chairman
Franklyn Wilson was advised
to do nothing more about the
presidency. "He can't get any-
thing right, so don't do anything
anymore," said a college source.
"In the fullness of time, some-
one will emerge as the right per-
son for the job."
Another proposal was that
Dr Rhonda Chipman-Johnson
be moved to another senior post
in education to allow Dr Pan-
dora Johnson to take over as
Dr Pandora Johnson has
been concentrating on the "uni-
versity status" project for some

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time and is said by her sup-
porters to have special qual-
ities for the presidency.
One lecturer dismissed
claims that she lacks charis-
ma for the post.
"You don't have to be a
rock star or rocket scientist
to be president of COB," he
Another possibility was to
bring in an outsider a non-
academic as president to
add extra scope to the job.
Former environment
ambassador Lynn
Holowesko was proposed as
a possible "ideal choice" to
run the college.
"It seems to me that the
government is looking in the
wrong places for a college
president," said the source.
"Someone like Mrs
Holowesko is smart enough
to think about COB's future
in a different way."
Meanwhile, there is spec-
ulation on campus that Mr
Wilson might see this latest
setback as a reason to step
A lecturer said: "I would-
n't be surprised if a mega-
development doesn't spring
up that would give him an
excuse to bow out of the
mess for business reasons.
"I have heard that he is
fuming mad about this
whole Hodder thing. His
supporters believe he is suf-
fering because of his deter-
mination to bring COB into
the 21st century."
SEE Monday's
INSIGHT section for a full
appraisal of the latest COB

o In brief


concern for


in COB

THE inability of the College
of the Bahamas to conduct its
affairs without a constant public
display of confusion and dis-
unity will cause the public to
loose confidence in the institu-
tion's leadership, according to
Bishop Simeon Hall.
In a press release, the New
Covenant Baptist Church pastor
said the ongoing controversy
about the leadership position
"is creating a distance" between
COB and "the community it
seeks to serve"..
"Those with a passion for
education must make commen-
tary when our nation's highest
educational institution cannot
"fire or hire' persons at its lead-
ership without confusion", Bish-
op Hall said.

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Man pleads

guilty to



A 31-YEAR-OLD Sunset
Park man was fined $10,000
after pleading guilty to a drug
possession charge yesterday.
Ramon Gibson was
arraigned, with four others,
before Magistrate Susan
Sylvester at the Nassau Street
court complex on a charge of
possession with intent to sup-
ply drugs.
However, after he alone
pleaded guilty to the charge, the
prosecutor withdrew the
charges against the others, who
had pleaded not guilty.
It was alleged that on Tues-
day, March 21, Gibson was
found in possession of 35 grams
of marijuana, which police
believed he intended to supply
to another.
Gibson faces a two-year
prison sentence if he fails to pay
the fine.

Woman in

court on



A 32-YEAR-OLD woman
was arraigned in the Magis-
trate's Court in connection with
a marijuana possession charge.
It was alleged that she pos-
sessed a quantity of the drug
when she visited Fox Hill prison
on March 22.
Levette Olearge Rolle was
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethel on the charge
of possession of dangerous
drugs with the intent to supply.
She was remanded to prison
until April 6 when a bail hearing
will take place.

Man denies




A 22-YEAR-OLD man of
Crooked Island Street was
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethel in connection
with a marijuana possession
charge yesterday.
Kareem Abdule Thompson
pleaded not guilty to the charge
of drug possession with intent to
supply, despite the prosecutor
opting to reduce the charge to
simple possession.
It is alleged that Thompson
was found in possession of the
drugs on Thursday, March 23.
He was granted $5,000 bail
with one surety. The matter was
adjourned to October 2.

Man is

fined for


of drugs

A 24-YEAR-OLD man of
Palmetto Avenue was fined
$750 after pleading guilty to a
drug possession charge yester-
Court dockets alleged that on
Thursday, March 23, Antonio
Woodside was found in posses-
sion of a quantity of marijuana
which police believed he intend-
ed to supply to another.
Woodside pleaded guilty to
simple possession.
The prosecutor noted that
Woodside has .one previous
drug conviction on his record.

Magistrate Bethel warned
Woodside that as he has now
been convicted twice, she would
enforce a stiffer penalty if he
were ever convicted again.


* MAGISTRATE Renae McKay conducted the swearing-in of 70 police district constables
yesterday morning.
(Photo by : Franklyn G Ferguson)

Constables sworn in

Tribune Staff Reporter
SEVENTY police district
constables who will assist in the
Urban Renewal Project were
sworn-in at Magistrate's Court
The swearing-in was con-
ducted by Magistrate Renae
McKay as the officers took an
oath of service.
The new constables, who
were appointed by the commis-
sioner of police, will serve in
the Englerston, Nassau Village
and Pinewood Gardens Urban
Renewal projects.
Beginning in December of
last year, the individuals have
attended weekend the
Police Training College, where
they received training in
defence tactics and police

They will continue their train-
ing until July when they will
graduate from the programme.
As a part of their training the
new constables were required
to perform foot patrols in vari-
ous districts around Nassau.
Inspector Harry Williams,
officer-in-charge of licensing at
district headquarters, thinks that
the new constables will he a big
help in the fight against crime.
"I think it will assist the force
greatly especially in the many
divisions that don't have the
manpower that is needed to
deal with the influx of crime in
the areas," he said.
William Clarke, attached to
the Kemp Road Urban Renew-
al office, said that the job is not
just about policing, but also
about working with the com-
munity at large to help solve
everyday issues.

Tension rises in Binini over

Spanish-speaking workers

TENSION in Bimini is nearing flash-
point as more and more Spanish-speak-
ing labourers arrive on the island to
work on a controversial resort devel-
opment, it was claimed last night.
Residents warned that Bimini is fast
becoming an "Hispanic enclave" with
the likelihood that locals will soon be
outnumbered by foreigners.
The tiny 1,500-strong island commu-
nity is growing increasingly anxious over
what they regard as a severe degrada-
tion of their landscape by US develop-
er Gerardo Capo and the creation of
an alien community.
Mr Capo's Bimini Bay project has,
they claim, not only destroyed a vast
acreage of the island, including man-
'grove areas crucial for local marine life,
but also caused enormous social prob-
Residents say the importation of
Spanish-speaking workers from Mexico,
Cuba and other parts of South and Cen-
tral America threatens to upset the
island's social and economic balance.
With more and more Spanish-speak-
ing employees earning $500 or $600 a
week or more, Biminites were begin-

ning to feel like poor outsiders in their
own home, it was claimed.
Resident Mr Lloyd Edgecombe
blamed the government for giving Mr
Capo "carte blanche" to change the
face of Bimini without any kind of con-
SHe said 300 or more Hispanics were
now working on Mr Capo's Bimini Bay
scheme while young locals were being
denied jobs.
"One or two local girls have even
fallen pregnant by these Mexican guys,"
said Mr Edgecombe.
Biminites are troubled not only by
the sheer numbers of outsiders they
form queues at the banks, laundro-
mats and foodstores but the likeli-
hood of violence as the foreign ele-
ment grows.
There have already been several
fights involving Mexicans and young
Biminite men. And residents feel the
situation could become "explosive" if
locals continued to be excluded.
Mr Edgecombe said: "The PLP is
allowing Mr Capo to destroy this island.
We feel left out. The elderly folk don't
even go up to Bimini Bay anymore."

He said no benefits were coming "out
of the gate" of Bimini Bay for locals. Mr
Capo was creating "another country
within a country", much as Freeport
developers tried to do 50 years ago.
"There is no-one watching Mr Capo
at all. The other day, he brought a
Cuban security firm in from the United
States. Why can't Bahamians be used
for security?
"While Mr Capo is bringing in cheap
labour, we are not getting any jobs. It is
going to reach flashpoint fairly soon.
We have been sold out and lied to."


With a general election approaching,
Biminites are beginning to feel that any
candidate with the island's interests at
heart could win whatever their party
Former PLP MP George Weech said
last night that he shared many of Mr
Edgecombe's views but was not pre-
pared to discuss the issue over the tele-
However, contractor Mr Vincent Ellis

described the Bimini Bay situation as a
"total disgrace", adding that the gov-
ernment was giving Mr Capo more and
more pover all the time.
"It is only a matter of time before
this whole thing explodes," he said.
"Two hundred Mexicans line up at the'
bank to cash their cheques, and Bimini
men stand outside watching. How long
can that go on?
"It's true that some local women
are getting pregnant by these guys.
They have the moAey, so they get
the women. You can't blame the-
Biminites also claim they are still
without an airmail service despite
promises made more than a year ago.'
"This is causing us severe invonve-'
nience. We have to send our post with
friends flying off the island," a resident
said last night.
"Tourists sending postcards from here
might as well wait until they get home.
We are having to depend on the week&
ly mailboat."
The problem, it is understood, stems
from:a contractual dispute between the
government and a local airline.


food prompts


THE Department of Envi-
ronmental Health is renew-
ing efforts to tackle the prob-
lem of unsanitary food ven-
dors after customers made a
number of complaints -
including finding cockroaches
in their food.
According to the Depart-
ment of Environmental
Health, this is one of just 50
complaints they are looking
into at the moment and the
rate at which complaints are
being made continues to
Two persons called The Tri-
bune after opening food con-
tainers they purchased from
a vendor who sells meals from
a stall.
"When I bought food
today, there was roaches in
the food, I felt totally disgust-
ed," one of them said.
Both customers decided to
return their food to the lady,
who replaced it with another
container which again con-

trained live roaches, they
"There is a high increase in
complaints," admitted Envi-
ronmental Health parliamen-
tary secretary Ron Pinder.
Mr Pinder pointed out,
however, that this may not
have to do with the fact that
"the island is becoming more
unsanitary", but rather that
more people are becoming
aware of "how crucial healthy
conditions are".
"There are programmes
about environmental health
being given to school students
to become more aware about
the health of the environment
they live in and what they can
do to help ensure it stays that
way," said Mr Pinder.
When made aware of the
cockroach encounter, Envi-
ronmental Health official
Nadia Bain said she would
check into this matter and
make certain that something
was done.

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tyovers on


EDITOR, The Tribune
THANK you for allotting me
space in your paper to express
my feelings about a very trou-
bling and serious matter to me.
The Tonique Williams-Darling
highway is a beautiful one with
smooth roads that make a car
feel like it is new when driving
on it. Madam, that is the prob-
lem, a lot of these cars are not
new and some of them can
become mechanically disabled
when driving on the highway.
This is the troubling issue, for
me there are no LAYOVERS.
Areas for drivers to pull over if
their vehicles have a flat tyre or
the car becomes mechanically
disabled as I stated before.
The qualified Architects and
Engineers who designed this
and I must say "beautiful" high-
way must have forgotten that
cars have flat tyres and at some
point become mechanically dis-

A suggestion from me for all
the drivers on this highway
please be extremely careful. If
you know that your car has a
tendency to break down avoid
the highway as much as possi-
ble. If you follow my humble
advice you would avoid putting
yourselves and other drivers at
Two weeks ago, my sister and
I were driving on this highway.
Thank God, my sister is a mod-
erate speed driver. A few yards
in front of us was a disabled
vehicle left abandoned on the
highway. Thanks to the kind-
ness of the other drivers in the
next lane who allowed her to
enter into that lane of traffic

without incident. Some other,
driver might not be as fortu-'
My friends and family mem-
bers told me that they try to:
avoid this highway for the same'
reason I stated NO LAY-
OVERS. They said at night dri-
ving on this highway is defi-
nitely out of the question.
There have been enough:
vehicular tragedies for the year
so far, let's try and avoid others
from happening. Ministry of
Works officials and all relevant
authorities please correct this
situation as soon as possible. If,
there are LAYOVERS on this
highway please indicate by"
whatever means possible. God
forbid, the ambulance or Police
want to pass what do we do'
March 16 2006

Criticism of union officials

EDITOR, The Tribune
I HAVE been observing the
demeanour of the President of
The Teachers Union since she
was elected and there is no
doubt that the lady seems to be
totally unfocused as to the
teaching profession and the hor-
rific state of affairs our so-called
educational system is in.
I would certainly suggest that
the good lady needs to start act-
ing more ladylike certainly
considering what she would
wish and require for her own
children and be realistic as to
her financial demands.
I think the teachers wish is
estimated to cost over $52 mil-
lion on top of what they get

paid today the fiscal annual
budget of the Ministry is over
$210 million now of which over
60 per cent goes to settlement of
Teaching is a wonderful pro-
fession and those who go into it
must have the required creden-
tials to ensure that they are
totally dedicated it is a voca-
tion in much of a way as possi-
bly one could compare with a
priest. Do priests demand such
high remuneration? No,
because their dedication and
professionalism is totally dif-
ferent from the labourer, con-
struction worker, plumber, util-
ity company employee or civil
Mrs Poitier and Mrs Wilson

need I suggest to adjust their
approach to their demands -
may I suggest put yourselves in
the position of the employer of
the teachers and see what you
see demands such high salary,
No, ladies, I see that some of
your members need to be fired
as non-performing and we hire
others, even foreign, as a child's
education to me is far more
important than some arrogant
union official pushiiig for what
appears to be irresponsible
ends. Alice driamt, but never
March 3 2006

Comments on monarchy

EDITOR, The Tribune
THE idea thatthe Monarchy
was imposed on The Bahamas
at independence (March 23rd)
by a "British chairman" at the
Constitutional Conference is
not accurate. Both the govern-
ing PLP and the Opposition
FNM chose to have this inde-
pendent country remain a Con-
stitutional Monarchy.
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and other Commonwealth coun-
tries. It provides stability which
brings an attractive climate for
overseas investment and the rule
of law under the Crown and
assures us of our civil liberties.
The Governor-General is a
safety valve at the top not
answerable to politicians and
ensuring that government oper-
ates in a legal fashion for the
public's benefit.

We already have a "people's
government" with the current
system and imposing a republic
could well jeopardise the impor-
tant balances we have at pre-
sent. Breaking our historic asso-
ciation with the Monarchy
would not make for a better
Bahamas. The track record of
republics is not very inspiring.
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arrest man

for firearm


man was arrested at the Fish
Fry on Wednesday evening
after police alleged that they
found him in possession of a
According to reports, some-
time around llpm, a 28-year-
old resident of Explorer's
Way West was observed by a
police officer picking up a
object that fell from his
The man reportedly used a
towel to conceal the object,
and tucked it into his waist-
band underneath his shirt,
police said.
The officer detained the
man and reportedly retrieved
a .9mm Glock pistol with 15
live rounds of ammunition.

Youths are




FREEPORT A 19-year-
old and 17-year-old were
arrested by police early Thurs-
day morning following a
break-in in the downtown
According to reports, some-
time around 2.45am officers
on mobile patrol spotted two
suspicious looking men wear-
ing dark clothing near the
Town Center Mall.
The suspects reportedly ran
from the patrol car. The offi-
cers gave chase and appre-
hended one suspect near Pio-
neer's Professional Plaza.
The officers then returned
to the Town Center Mall,
where they reportedly discov-
ered the glass door of Cin-
Lorn Fashion Store smashed.
The suspect took officers to
an area behind the Fidelity
Bank, where they reported
retrieving several bags con-
taining suspected stolen items.
A second suspect was
arrested around 5am. He took
officers to an area near
Esquire Men's Shop, where
they reportedly found a cash
register belonging to Cin-Lom
Fashion Store.
The suspects are expected
to be charged in connection
with the incident on Friday.

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Paradise Island developer

dies while on business trip

WELL-known Paradise
Island timeshare devel-
oper Hans Peter Kugler
died unexpectedly on
Monday at age 65 during
a business trip to North
Mr Kugler was the
developer of the award-
winning, luxury timeshare
properties, the Paradise
Harbour Club and Mari-
na and the Paradise Island
Beach Club.
A leader in the time-
share industry in the
Bahamas for decades, Mr
Kugler was also, the devel-
oper of the luxury condo-
miniums, Shangri-La,
Noble House and the
Residence Club all on
Paradise Island.
He was a distinguished
member of the business
community and sat on the
board of the Bahamas
Timeshare Council, the
Nassau/Paradise Island
Promotion Board, the
Paradise Island Tourism
Association, and was a
member of the Bahamas
Hotel Association and an
honorary member of the
East Nassau Rotary Club.
Born on July 5,1940, in
Hildesheim, Germany,
Peter Kugler began his
career in the early sixties
in public relations and
marketing in Hamburg.

After two years, he
began his own advertising
company, K&K Wer-
beagentur, which he lat-
er sold to an associate. It
still exists today.
On the heels of his suc-
cessful advertising firm,
Mr Kugler began his long
association with the boat-
ing world by representing
a German company that
sold German Coastguard
patrol boats to the gov-
ernments of Kuwait,
Bahrain and the United
Arab Emirates.
In 1978, Mr Kugler
came to the Bahamas for
the first time and imme-
diately became enchant-
ed with the clear waters
of the country.
He bought a condo-
minium on Paradise
Island and made the
island his permanent
From the beginning of
his stay in the Bahamas,
Peter Kugler believed in
the success of Paradise
Island and began buying
properties on the south-
eastern end of the island
in the early 1980s.
Together with several
local businessmen, he
developed the Paradise
Island Beach Club in
1983. He was also one of
the lead investors in

* WELL-KNOWN Paradise Island timeshare devel-
oper and businessman Hans Peter Kugler.

Vacations in Paradise
(VIP), the timeshare mar-
keting and management
company for the Paradise
Island Beach Club which
was established the same
Mr Kugler also saw a
need for high-end, pri-
vate, luxury condomini-
ums on Paradise Island
and began developing a
succession of landmark
properties Shangri-La in
1986 and 1987, Noble
House in 1988 and 1989,
and the Residence Club
in 1998 and 1999.
In 1991, he developed
the Paradise Harbour

Club and Marina, the lux-
ury timeshare vacation
resort on the southeast-
ern end of Paradise
The Paradise Harbour
Club offers a 22-slip, well-
protected marina that
attracts yachts from
around the world.
Also on-site is the first
class waterfront restau-
rant Columbus Tavern,
which serves Bahamian
and continental food to
both guests and the gen-
eral public.
Under Peter Kugler's
chairmanship, Vacation
In Paradise (VIP) resorts

won many awards.
The Paradise Harbour
Club and Marina earned
the prestigious "RCI
Gold Crown Award" for
13 consecutive years start-
ing the first year in oper-
The award, RCI's top
quality honour, places
Paradise Harbour Club
and Marina in an elite
group of resorts around
the world formally recog-
nised by RCI for having
attained the highest lev-
els of excellence, quality
and service standards.
With 3,700 RCI affili-
ated resorts in 100 coun-
tries, only 10 per cent
have earned the Gold
Crown designation.
The resort has also
received the "Nassau and
Paradise Island Small
Treasures" designation
from the Ministry of
One of only three
resorts on Paradise Island
to be selected, the desig-
nation is given to hotels
that offer impeccable ser-
vice, Bahamian hospitali-
ty, and intimacy.
After VIP regained
management of the Par-
adise Island Beach Club
in 2003, the prestigious
property received the
"RCI Resort of Interna-

tional Distinction" which
is RCI's second highest
Currently, Vacations In
Paradise Limited man-
ages 61 timeshare villas,
15 condo apartments and
22 boat slips and 65
employees in manage-
ment, administration,
housekeeping and main-
An established and suc-
cessful businessman, Peter
Kugler was also an avid
sailor. He was a member
of the Royal Nassau Sail-
ing Club and spent
decades sailing the waters
of the Bahamas and the
He was also a generous
donor to several local
charities, most notably the
Children's Paradise Foun-
dation, which provides
Bahamian orphan and
homeless children with
weekend and holiday
Hans Peter Kugler died
on March 20, 2006. He is
survived by his wife and
business -partner, Erika
Kugler; his sons Jan
Kugler (Hamburg) and
Peer Kugler (Berlin);
cousin Wolfgang Winter;
and step-niece and
nephew Corinne and
Olivier Fankhauser.

Inquest next month into prison officer's death

Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT A coroner's
inquest into the death of prison
officer Dion Bowles is sched-
uled for April according to
Deputy Prime Minister and
National Security Minister Cyn-
thia Pratt:
Mrs Pratt said the prison
break report that government
had promised to make public is
completed but cannot be
released until after the-inquest.
"I know that we did say we
will produce the report but now
that there is a coroner's inquest,
it has to go to Coroner in April

* DEPUTY Prime Minister
and Minister of National Secu-
rity Cynthia Pratt was in
Freeport on Wednesday
evening for the opening of the
third annual Women's Confer-
ence at Agape House on Oak
Street. Under the theme 'A
Higher Calling', Mrs Pratt
urged women to strive for the
highest calling in Christ Jesus.
The conference, which was
well-attended by women of all
religious denominations, ends
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when they told me the case
would come up, and then of
course it would be released.
"We would not want to com-
promise the report. We can't
do that because it is going
before the courts," she said
while in Grand Bahama.
During an early morning
prison break on January 17,
Corporal Deon Bowles died
and two other officers were
injured when four inmates
escaped from the maximum
security wing after cutting the
bars of their cells.
One of the prisoners, con-
victed murderer Neil Brown,
who was found guilty in the

2005 retrial for the murder of
Anglican Archdeacon William
Thompson, was shot dead while
trying to escape.
The three other escapees,
Barry Parcoi, Corey Hepburn
and Forrester Bowe, were
recaptured by police.
While addressing the Third
Annual Agape Women's Con-
ference in Freeport, Mrs Pratt
said that many of the social ills
in the country stems one issue -
the degeneration of the family
"The family structure is a
foundation and God tells us
how to build a solid foundation
on a rock, which is Christ Jesus.

"If we raise our children in
the fear of God most of the time
they will not end up with knives,
gups, and with machetes
because they would have been
brought up in the fear of God.
"And because we have
departed from the things of
God we are now paying the
price. Because our children are
riot brought up in the fear of
God they have no respect for
older people, themselves, or
respect for the people of God.
And so, we are suffering today
because we have turned away
from God.
"I don't care what pro-
grammes you put in place. If
you put a police officer to every
house, (it will not change a

thing) except a man is changed
from the inside," she said.
"And if God is a part of the
our lives we won't need police
Mrs Pratt stressed that the
church must play a greater role
in society and political leaders
should proclaim their faith in
"Positions are only tempo-
rary and no matter how high
you get you still looking up to
God," she said.
"They will say 'well, you are
deputy prime minister or mem-
ber of parliament and a profes-
sional person'. I am delighted
when I can go out and spread
.the Gospel of Jesus to a lost and
dying world," she said.

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$1m repairs to be made

to Cat Island sea wall

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CAT Island will benefit from more
than $1 million worth of sea wall
repairs through an extension on an
Inter-American Development Bank
loan first granted after Hurricane
At a contract signing ceremony in
Cat Island on Thursday, Works Minis-
ter Bradley Roberts explained that fol-
lowing Hurricane Floyd in September
1999, the former government, in col-
laboration with the IDB, "carried out
substantial repairs to both the roads
and sea defences" on the island.
Last month, the government
approached the IDB to extend the loan
to cover repairs to New Providence
sea walls damaged during hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
"Through careful administration of
this loan, the government realized sav-
ings in the amount of $5.5 to $6.0 mil-
lion which the bank and government
agreed to utilise to repair all of the sea
walls particularly in New Providence,
Eleuthera and Cat Island that were
damaged by hurricanes Frances and.
Jeanne," Mr Roberts said.
He explained that the purpose of a
seawall is to prevent the natural erosion
ofthl -
"aves that lap over the top could
erode the land behind the structure
as if the wall ":ere not there, so the
structure must be built high enough


1 v

to prevent such overlapping.
"To be protected against the water's
action on its face, a seawall must be
made of materials strong enough to
withstand battering by waves and by
wave-carried debris," Mr Roberts


Five companies expressed an interest
in submitting bids for project, but only
Knowles Construction and Develop-
ment Limited and Waugh Construc-
tion Limited actually did so, Mr
Roberts said.
He said the $1.13 million contract
was awarded to Knowles Construction,
the lower of the two bidders.
Mr Roberts added: "Under the
IDB's Hurricane Floyd loan project, a
foreign consulting firm was brought in
to carry out the damage assessment,
prepare the design drawings as well as
supervise the re-construction works.
"The government insisted and was
able to convince the IDB that Bahami-
an engineers were capable of doing
this work.
"There is every confidence that our
Bahamian consulting firm, Engineering
Technical Services (ETS) will prove
worthy of the task that the government
has set before them."

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11:00AM Pastor Martin Loyley/Youth Service
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March 29, 2006. The guest preacher will be Bishop Michael Watson the
Resident Bishop for South Georgia. The theme for this Crusade is "THE INNER

rant's' otan i eslep j tletlobilt I Ciurcl)
(Baillou Hill Rd & Chapel Street) P.O.Box CB-13046
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
(www.gtwesley. org)
7:00a.m. Rev. William Higgs/Mr. Jamicko Forde
11:00a.m. Bro. Jamicko Forde/Sis. Tezel Anderson
7:00p.m. Board of Visitation, Outreach & Social Witness
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* BRADLEY Roberts

Public workers in 'cycle of consumerism'

MANY public service work-
ers are j tting c *'gh,' :i a
destructive cycle of con-
sumerism, according to Works
Minister Bradley Roberts.
Speaking in the House of
Assembly on the Consumer
Protection Bill, Mr Roberts said
a high percentage of lower and

medium-salaried civil servants
are taking home very little pay,
because they are giving in
instead to the "strong induce-
ment of consumerism".
"I am advised, Mr Speaker,
that some people become very
desperate having been caught
in such a cycle and become a

burden to their families and
their friends, sometimes caus-
ing individuals to become
depressed and despondent," he
Mr Roberts added that many
young people entering the job
market also become "hooked
as victims" by modern con-

summer culture.
This, he said, often happens
through high interest rate
lenders particularly those who
offer automatic payroll deduc-
Such young persons, he said,
are the "prized sweet juicy
plums for the banks and other


Sunday School: 10am
Preachering 11am & 7:30pm
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm


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lending institutions".
"In addition to the
unscrupulous merchants in
our land be they super
large, large, medium or small
there is the significant
banking practices in the
Bahamas which promote
very successfully inducement
- programmes for credit cards,
car loans, etcetera, for school
leaves upon getting a job".
Mr Roberts said the first
"allure" offered to young
people is often a credit card -
that has an interest rate of
at least 18 per cent. The sec-
ond, he said, is usually a car,
"again at high interest rates
and insurance premiums".
According to Mr Roberts,
education is a key factor in
preventing consumer abuse
or injury.
He said leaders must
encourage the public to
make saving a priority.
Mr Rdberts said that
Bahamians are "in desper-
ate need" of the Consumer
Protection Act.
"We need to acknowledge
this Bill for an Act to make
provisions for the greater
protection of consumers, and
,to establish a consumer pro-
tection commission and for
the functions and powers of
That commission and related
matters," he said.

SUNDAY 8:30am ZNS-1


Temple Time Broadcast
Early Morning Worship
Sunday School For All Ages
Worship Service
Evening Celebration

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Rangers (Boys Club) Ages 4-17 Years
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Come and Worship with us!
During the Lenten Season we shall be
Revisiting the 40 Days of Purpose Programme

10:15am Sunday School
11:00am Divine Worship


Prayer & Bible Study

Charles Lewis

"A Journey In Faith & Obedience To The Will of God"


Speaker 11:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Marcel Lightbourne
SBible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m. "
Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. *
Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays) .
Sisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month)

Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
Sime P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
m>II Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
I SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2006

"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are" Mps
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622

Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future

Worship time: llam & 7pm

Sunday School: 9:45am

Prayer time: 6:30pm


The Madeira Shopping

Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712


A Life Changing Experience

Collins Avenue at 4th Terrace Centreville
Telephone: 322-8304 or 325-1689 P.O. Box N-1566
Fax No. 322-4793


Worship time: 11am & 7pm

Prayer Time: 10:15 am to 10:45 am

Church School during Worship Service

Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive

Minister: Rev. Henley Perry

PO. Box SS-5631

Telephone number:324-2538 Telefax number:324-2587


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Florida archaeologists study

remains found in Eleuthera

Pictures and text by Paul Turnquest

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l CHRISTIAN Robotti, Sandy Norman, and Whitney Anderson examine layers of ash and soil
for small artifacts at Preacher's Cave. The team has been in the country for more than week
;hanks to grants from both the Ministry of Tourism and the Antiquities and Museums

* SANDY Norman of the Archeological and Historical Conservancy is pictured holding pieces of
17th century pipes, nails, and flint, found at the entrance of Preacher's Cave

* DEEP within Preacher's Cave members of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy
continue to exhume skeletal remains. Volunteer Jane Schnee is seen in the foreground at the
entrance of the cave.

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* CAPTAIN Jack "Bandit Pilot" Morgan is seen with the first drawings of the proposed
Preacher's Cave Historic Site and Park. Captain Morgan is the chairman of the North Eleuthera
Historical Society and is advocating for the site to be preserved and properly maintained not only
for its touristic relevance, but also for its historic importance.
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Anderson of the
Archeological and
collects samples of
soil from a taped off
area to be further
examined. The team
continues to find
artifacts that lends
clues to the diet and
everyday life of the
people that once
inhabited this cave
before using it for
their religious

* VOLUNTEER Jane Schnee of Spanish Wells is seen shifting
through layers of ash and top soil carefully retrieving artifacts
that once had literally been lost in the sands of time.


* SKILLFULLY, Christian Robotti a member of the AHC
removes pieces of ash buried beneath layers of soil at the
entrance of Preacher's Cave.


The Public is notified for general information that in accordance with the requirements of the Real Estate (Brokers &
Salesmen) Act 1995, and as January 1st, 2006, the persons listed hereunder are licensed to practice until 31t
December, 2006.

Barbara 3. Brooks Broker 0003 N-4646 Nassau, Bah
Geoffrey Brown, Sr. Broker 0010 N-1110 Nassau, Bah
Geoffrey Brown, r. Broker 0113 N-1110 Nassau, Bah
Elvis Bullard Broker 0778 CR-56600 Nassau, Bah
Rudolph H.V. Ferguson Broker 0083 N-10892 Nassau, Bah
Erskine Gray Broker 0290 SS-19246 Nassau, Bah
Aubrey P. Hanna Broker 0087 N-3162 Nassau, Bah
Danielle R. Knowles Broker 0474 CB-12396 Nassau, Bah
Tamina C. McKinney Broker 0523 CB-13463 Nassau, Bah
Lester Smith Broker 0104 N-1110 Nassau, Bah
Frank C. Carey Broker/Appraiser 0008 N-4764 Nassau, Bah
Lauren Higgs Salesman 0656 N-4949 Nassau, Bah
Heather Petersen Salesman 0422 N-4949 Nassau, Bah
Cortez Turner Salesman 0706 N-903 Nassau, Bah

Katherine F. Weech

Fritz G. Stubbs


Alice Town,




Wendell Seymour, Registrar of Real Estate

Nassau, Bah

March 24, 2006


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Need to strengthen e


of international arms embargoes

THE Bahamas has an intense
interest in small arms traffick-
ing because gun crime has
increased alarmingly since the
drug era of the 1980s. However,
arms traffickers are enjoying
impunity as all UN arms embar-
goes in the last decade have been
"systematically violated".
This report is from the
Control Arms Campaign:
Amnesty International, Oxfam
International and International
Action Network on Small Arms

UN arms embargoes
are systematically vio-
lated and must be urgently
strengthened if they arefto stop
weapons fuelling human rights
abuses, according to a report
being presented to the UN
Security Council yesterday.
According to the Control
Arms Campaign, every one of
the 13 UN arms embargoes
imposed in the last decade has
been repeatedly violated.
And, despite hundreds of
embargo-breakers being named
in UN reports, only a handful
have been successfully prose-
"Over the past ten years sys-
tematic violations of United
Nations arms embargoes have
met with almost no successful
prosecutions. Unscrupulous
arms dealers continue to get
away with grave human rights
abuses and make a mockery of
the UN Security Council's
efforts," said Irene Khan,
Amnesty International's secre-

tary general.
Bahamians are very aware of
the upsurge in gun violence
here over the past two decades.
Once a rarity, gun crime and
the availability of weapons
which are illegal under Bahami-
aQ law, have been on the steady
Control Arms campaigners
recently appealed to the UN
Security Council for states to
strengthen the enforcement of
UN embargoes. They will argue
for a raft of new measures,
including the urgent agreement
of an International Arms Trade

This treaty would enable
governments to act in
unison to strictly control con-
ventional arms transfers, there-
by creating the conditions for
UN arms embargoes to be

Arms export, import and
freight documents are routinely
faked and state officials often
cover up arms transfers;
UN peacekeepers are some-
times not trained to adequately
record markings on weapons,

According to the report:
UN investigative teams
tasked with monitoring the
embargoes are given woefully
inadequate resources and time;
Despite UN mandatory
arms embargoes being legally

Despite hundreds of
embargo-breakers being
named in UN reports, only a
handful have been successfully

properly respected. Since the
Campaign began in October,
2003, over 45 countries have
stated their support for such a

binding under international law,
many states have not even
made violating an embargo a
criminal offence;

1990 and 2001 only eight of 57
conflicts had UN arms embar-
goes imposed. Even when UN
embargoes were agreed, it was
generally only once a conflict
had begun. An arms trade
treaty would provide a broader

An arms trade treaty would
provide a broader framework
to prevent weapons being sold
before wars start or human
rights abuses reach their peak.

while UN missions do not have
adequate means to monitor
ports of entry in embargoed
"Illegal arms dealers are get-
ting away with murder on a dai-
ly basis. Embargoes must be
strengthened but even then they
will remain a blunt instrument.
They are often imposed by the
UN Security Council on the
basis of politics rather than prin-
ciples and are usually deployed
too late to save lives. The world
urgently needs an Arms Trade
Treaty if we're to stop weapons
getting into the wrong hands,"
said Barbara Stocking, Oxfam's

A according to cam-
paigners, between

framework to prevent weapons
being sold before wars start or
human rights abuses reach their
peak. This would also enable
tougher enforcement of UN
embargoes according to com-
mon standards based on inter-
national law.
Today, Control Arms cam-
paigners from around the world
will also be marking 100 days
to go until the UN world con-
ference on small arms in June.
During the next 100 days, cam-
paigners in 110 countries will
be holding marches, concerts
and stunts to put pressure on,
their leaders to support an arms
trade treaty.
"It's less than 100 days until
the UN world conference on
small arms starts, an estimated
100,000 people will be killed

with arms and many more will
be injured and suffer severely
in other ways from armed vio-
lence. Today, people from
Kenya to Canada to Chile will
be calling on their leaders to
demand global controls to stop
weapons falling into the wrong
hands," said Rebecca Peters,
director of the Internationla
Action Network on SmailE

O ver 800,000 people in
160 countries hafe
already given their photographs
to the Million Faces Petitign,
which is the world's largest pl*-
to petition, calling on leads
to back stricter controls on the
arms trade. It will be delivered
at the June conference, repie-
senting the million people hoib
have been killed by arms sil
the last UN conference on siaU
arms in 2001.
The Bahamas gbvernmnit
should support the measures1to
control small arms sales.ZJt
would be a measure to support
our police and
lessen the threat from smill
Guns of this type are reg-
larly used in crimes here. T
assist police in lessening t e
threat from these weapons, e
should fully support all mia-
sures that could assist in takig
away the availability of th$e
To find out more about
Amnesty International, visit 4r
website at www.amnesty.orgpr
phone the offices of A I
Bahamas at 327-0807.

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the Ministry of Tourism Diana
Lightbourn (first from right)
presented the Tomassilli family
of Flint, Michigan with a cer-
tificate of appreciation in recog-
nition of their commitment to
the islands of the Bahamas.
Mrs Jean Tomassilli (second
from left) along with her hus-
band Anthony who is now
deceased and her children and
grandchildren (also pictured)
have been visiting the Bahamas

annually for the last 30 years.
During this time, the Tonias-
sillis met and developed a clbse
relationship with the Pratt fam-
ily of Cat Island. Birthnell Piatt
(first from left) met the Tonias-
sillis through his job as a taxi
driver years ago.
The two families have siice
undertaken many visits between
the two countries and have
forged a bond that has tran-
scended both decades and dis-

The Public is hereby advised that I, JAMAAL RYAN
DORFEVIL, of St James Road, Nassau, Baharmas,
intend to change my name to JAMAAL RYAN CLARKE.
If there are any objections to this change of name b6'
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no}
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publicationd
of this notice. .

NOTICE is hereby given that PHARNES LOUIS, #2 SILVER
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 18TH day of MARCH"
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Middle Men Enterprises, in conjunction with Batilles Marketing, to
present an R&B Extravaganza featuring Faith Evans & Carl Thomas
with a number of special guests at Botanical Gardens 8pm March 25.

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

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

Bahamian Party Hoppers and Smirnoff presents Friday Fusion @
Dicky Mo's (west of Radisson resort), Cable Beach. The first group of
10 or more will receive a free $100 bar tab of Fusion 3 for $10 specials.
Ask about our $13.95 dinner specials. Bahamian Night (Free admis-
sion) every Saturday with live music from 8 pm to midnight. Karaoke
Sunday from 8pm to midnight, $1 shots and dinner specials all night
long. For further information, call (242) 327-1300 or e-mail: bahami-

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

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

Ladies Night @ Power Boat Adventures Bar and Grill, every Saturday.
Ladies free, Gents, $10 all night. Bacardi Big Apple and other drink
specials all night long.

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

Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every Thursday night. Doors
open at 10pm. Ladies free before lam, $10 after. Guys: $15 all night.
Drink special: 3 @ $10 (Bacardi) Giveaways and door prizes every

Saturday Night Live every Saturday night @ Club Fluid, Bay St. The
biggest party of the week, pumping all your favourite hits all night long.
Ladies in free before 11pm. Strict security enforced.

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

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

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

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports Bar every Wednesday
5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and numerous drink specials.

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors open at 9pm,
showtime 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with flyer.

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late '80s music in the VIP
Lounge, Top of the charts in the Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go
dancers. Admission: Ladies free before 11pm, $15 after; Guys $20 all

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Holly Parotti a collection of etchings: The exhibition is being
held 6pm to 8pm at Cafe Europa, Charlotte Street north, until April

Organic Fusion Andret John and Imogene Walkine is being
held at the Central Bank of the Bahamas until March 31.

Funky Nassau Rediscovering Identity: Featuring the artwork of
John Beadle, Dionne Benjamin-Smith, Lillian Blades, Blue Curry,
Michael Edwards, Antonious Roberts, Heino Schmid, Clive Stuart.
The exhibition will be held 5 to 8pm @ Nassauischer Kunstverein
Wiesbaden, Germany, in conjunction with the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas. The exhibition continues through April 30.

African Art Exhibition "What is Africa to Me" from the private
collection of Kay Crawford running until Saturday, July 29 at The
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB).


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

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

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Tuesdays
and, Thursdays at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes location (off
Prince Charles Dr). Doctor approval is required. Call 364-842.3
to register or for more info.

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group meets the
first Monday of each month at 6.30pm at New Providence Com-
munity Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood
sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing is available. For
more info call 702-4646 or 327-2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third Monday every
month, 6pm @ Doctors Hospital conference room.

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third Saturday, 2:30pm
(except August and December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor
Close, Shirley Street.

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

The Graham nolaen ueal @ Tne Green rarrot....i-aviu jranam,
Steve Holden, Tim Deal and Friends perform Sunday, 7pm 10pm @ REACH Resources & Education for Autism and related Chal-
Hurricane Hole on Paradise Island. lenges meets from 7pm 9pm the second Thursday
of each month in the cafeteria of the BEC building.
m U Blue Hill Road.


The Bahamas National Trust will be hosting 'Spring Fling', Sat-
urday, March 25, from 11am to 5pm, in the Retreat Gardens
National Park, Village Road. There will be arts and crafts, kid's
games, great food and drinks, and lots of fun to be had by all.

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

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

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

JAR CYCLING: The owners of JAR Cycling are pleased to
offer a cycling clinic for juniors between 10 and 17. The free clin-
ic will be held every Saturday in an effort to encourage kids to
cycle. Parents interested in registering their children should con-
tact organizers at

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Send all your civic and social events to The Tribune
viia fa: 328-2398 or e-mail:




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Florida arrest reported in

Atlantis identity theft case

FROM page one
involved in the case, was
unavailable for comment late
yesterday afternoon.
A massive theft of personal
customer information from
Atlantis was reported to the US
Security and Exchange (SEC)

commission in January.
Kerzner International dis-
closed that more than 50,000 of
their customers may have been
left exposed to possible identity
fraud as a result.
The company said the infor-
mation stolen included names,
addresses, credit card details,

social security numbers, driver's
licence numbers and/or bank
account data.
It was thought that informa-
tion disappeared from the
hotel's computer database and
was the work of either an insid-
er with technological know-how
or an outside hacker.

Four in custody after

alleged marijuana find

FROMpage one
was arrested, however, his nationality is not
known. "
Mr Gibson said police believe that this ship-
ment of rugs may have come from Haiti.
Mr Gibson explained that the information was
a result of an ongoing investigation involving the
police force, the DEU and OPBAT.
He stressed that the bales, which filled the
entire back of the van, represented one of the
biggest discoveries of the year.
Mr Gibson noted that.the persons arrested,
"were kpown" to the DEU.
"Theywere involved in recent criminal activities
in the past and one was even charged with murder.
He wentithrough the system and he was cleared of

murder. The men are all Bahamians," he said.
Mr Gibson noted that there has been a trend of
marijuana trees being cultivated on the family
islands and just recently the unit made some sig-
nificant discoveries. He said officers in those
islands are working to aggressively locate thes4
Mr Gibson noted that in many cases, Bahami-
ans are being assisted by Jamaican nationals in the
cultivation of the plants.
"The DEU is up to the challenge and those
persons involved in illicit drug activities if they are
caught, they will be dealt with according to the
Officers also discovered a .380 pistol with sev-
en live rounds, after searching the men.
Police investigations continue.

Reverend launches

petition over

punishing over-16s

FROM page one
the conduct of minors.
"It is an old law but it is governing the
Bahamian people and their children in this day
and time. So, we are seeking to have this law
amended. We want to get the attention of the
government and the Christian Council in Nas-
sau and Freeport.
"Do they support it or are they against it?
They are being very quiet about it and they
have and there has been no response from any-
one on it," he said.
Rev Bethel said he has had a lot of response
from persons in the community as a result of
media coverage.
Based on the positive response from the pub-
lic, he hopes to collect a few thousand signatures
on the petition.
"I am asking the Bahamian people to stand
with me on this issue because it is important that
we have this law amended.
"(Today), we are faced with a whole lot of
teens that are causing a lot of problems and
that are now getting a hold of this law, and par-
ents are finding out that there is nothing they
can do because the law has tied their hands,"
said Rev Bethel.
Rev Bethel believes that parents have a God-
given duty to discipline their child in the best
way they know how.
However, he stressed that when the law ties

your hands there is just so much a parent can
Before his son's death, Rev Bethel went to
police and social services for help, but was told
they could not help him because his son had
broken no law and that he was too old to go to
the Boys and Girls Industrial School.
"Right now, that is the dilemma facing many
parents of troubled teens. And we need we to
get rid of that law," he said.
"If the law states that you cannot discipline a
child 16 years abiding in your house, how do
you correct them and where do you get help
"What measure should have been taken in
my son's case when the problem was seeking
help in correcting him?"
Although some parents believe in beating as
a form of discipline, he does think it is appro-
priate for children 16 years and older.
Rev Bethel believes that government should
consider establishing a correctional youth insti-
tution for minors that are too young to go to jail
and too old to go to the Boys and Girls Indus-
trial School in New Providence.
He is calling on the Christian Council to have
a greater awareness of laws that exist and those
being passed.
The Tribune telephoned Bishop Rev Ricardo
Grant, president of the Grand Bahama Christ-
ian Council, for comments. However he failed
to return our telephone calls up to press time.

US to fund nditdo

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Electrical fire forces

closure of Immigration

FROM page one
up system where the lost information can be
Immigration Minister Shane Gibson said: "I
want to reassure the public that not one single
piece of document or file belonging to the immi-
gration department was destroyed in the fire.
"Luckily we got quick response from the fire
department. We got excellent response from the
owner of the building, Mr Mosko, who in record

time had a team from Frank Hanna down there
cleaning up the area."
On the advice of the fire department the deci-
sion was made to close the building for health rea+
sons. Where critical operations had to be main-
tained a skeletal staff remained on site.
Immigration staff were also deployed to other
stations, such as the Detention Centre, the Air-
port and Prince George dock.
Mr Campbel said thai the immigration depart-
ment will reopen on Monday.

Position available for Marketing Manager
to develop and implement marketing initiatives for retail outlets in Nassau, Bahamas

Key Responsibilities include:
-Short and long term planning of brand development and strategic marketing
initiatives for multiple outlets.
-Day to day, seasonal and special event marketing planning and execution for retail
outlets (incl. advertising, promotions and public relations).
-Media placement and relations.
-Print, radio and television ad direction and development.
-Budgeting and tracking expenditures based on department's strategy.
-Retail store support as it relates to promotions, signage, merchandising and special
-Special projects coordination.

Individuals applying must:
-Have a minimum of a Marketing Associate's Degree and 3 years experience.
-Have excellent written and communication skills and be able to work with multiple
departments and personnel to accomplish tasks.
-Be outgoing and enjoy working with others.
-Be organized, able to take initiative and work unsupervised. Must be able to motivate
and supervise other team members.
-Have working knowledge of radio, print and television ad development.
-Have working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes and basic graphics.
-Have own transportation and be available for travel and weekend and seasonal hours.

To apply for this position, please submit resumes to:


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 leutheraAIt is open to
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April 29, 2006





__________ THE
Career Opportunity

Applications are invited from qualified and epcerienced individuals to .il the iroe ofrle ae
Company's General Manager. We are looking for a dynamic. progressive thinking and
organized professional to lead the Company's operations. Reporting to fie Board of
Directors, the successful applicant must be resulis-driveni and wivl taUke oeveai
responsibility for providing leadership and direction for the Company.
Ke.y responsibilities will include translating the Company's strategic and tactical business
plans into operational realities. Developing relationships with customers, clienLs,
government organizations corporate entities and regulatory agencies. Candidate must
display the ability to identifying growth opportunities v.ithin the security industry nti.i'e
developing the Company's reputation with clients and !shareholder's,. Te successful
candidate will be required to achieve the Company's budgeted piefoirm.nce as well as the!
short, medium and long term objectives of the Board of Directors.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
The candidate should be an expenerncd manager of large numbers of personnel with a
sound knowledge of physical and technological security applications :and thel sucuriry and
life safety industry in general Applicants must possess:
A minimum of 5 years previous security, law enforcement, nmlitnrya or other
uniformed type organisation is required.
Excellent leadership, directional, negotiation, oral and written conmunicatton
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and provide solutions to a full range of
S property and life safety requirements.
Strategic thinking initiatives including the ability to translate the Grutp's
bigger picture into operational detail and accommodate the ftrure grove. th 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 pacdcage 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. Curriculuan
Vitac, professional and personal background and achie 'ements to:
OR P.O Box CB-12043
The closing date for applications is April 15th 2006


- I By Franklyn G Ferguson





Nation of Islam leader visits

Last week, Nation of Islam leader
Louis Farrakhan visited the Bahamas.
He spoke at Zion Baptist Church last
week Sunday and attended a reception
in his honour at Robert's Castle, Dele-
porte Point.
Although brought up in Roxbury,
Massachusets, Minister Farrakhan has
Caribbean roots, as his mother, who
raised him, was originally from St Kitts.
His first claim to fame was as "the
Charmer" in Boston where he per-
formed as a calypso performer, dancer
and violinist.
While in Chicago, Illionis for a per-
formance in 1955, the young Farrakhan
attended a Nation of Islam convention.
He joined the Nation of Islam that
same year. Three months later, Minis-
ter Malcom X announced to an audi-
ence in the New York Mosque, includ-
ing the newly converted Farrakhan that
the nation's spiritual leader Elihah
Muhammad had said that all Muslims
must renounce show business. The new
convert decided at that point to dedi-
cate his life to the teachings of Muham-
Under the leadership of Minister Far-
rakhan, Ihe Nation of Islam has been a
major force for the growth of Islam in
the United States.

* FROM L to R: Dr Daniel Johnson, owner of Foot and Ankle Institute,
Rev Dr Reuben E Cooper, pastor of Mission Baptist Church, Minister Louis
Farrakhan and Oscar Johnson, former MP for Cat Island and champion of Bahamian
rights. Mr Johnson served in Parliament from 1968 to 1977 and was given the axe in
the Night of the Long Knives, by PLP chairman Hubert Alexander Ingraham and
denied nomination along with several others.

* FORMER MP for Exuma Ruby Ann Cooper-Darling greets
Minister Louis Farrakhan

SI FROM L to R: Minister Louis Farrakhan; Michael Roberts, owner of
the Roberts Company, owner of communication towers, two UPN
television stations, Luxury Hotels, Upscale Property Developers and
i FIR!. 'L o R-: Myes Munroe; senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries U SENATOR Paulette Zonicle shows businessman Al Collie. Minister Farrakhan and his group were the house
International, motivational speaker, best-selling author and business consultant; her delight in meeting Minister Louis guest of Mr Roberts during his stay in the Bahamas, at Roberts Castle,
Minister Louis Farrakhan and Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works Farrakhan. Delaport.

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Government signs medical agreemer t ith University of West Indies

N A NEW six-year agreement was signed between the Bahamas Seated L-R: Mr Herbert Brown, managing director, Public
government and the University of the West Indies Medical Hospitals Authority; Professor Howard Spencer, director,
Programme, St Augustine's Campus, on Thursday, March 23, University of the West Indies School for Clinical Medicine and
2006, at the Ministry of Health, which will greatly improve the Research; Senator Dr Bernard J Nottage, Minister of Health
development of medicine in the Bahamas. Some of the changes and National Insurance; Mrs Elma Garraway, permanent
in the new agreement are: the programme's name change, secretary, Ministry of Health and National Insurance; Dr
extension to include the Grand Bahama Health Services and a Merceline Dahl- Regis, chief medical officer, Ministry of Health
bilateral quality assurance audit to evaluate and report on the and National Insurance.
progress of the programme. Standing L-R: Mr Reginald Saunders, administrator, Scholar-

ship and Education Loans Division, Ministry of Education, ~
Science and Technology; Dr Patrick Whitfield, medical chief .
of staff, PMH; Dr Anthony Regis, Lecturer at the University o~
the West Indies School for Clinical Medicine and Research; ,-
Mrs Coralie Adderley, chief hospital administrator, PMH; Dr ,.
Baldwin Carey, director, Department of Public Health; Dr
Glen Beneby, medical advisor, Public Hospitals Authority; and
Mrs Janet Hall, acting legal advisor, Public Hospitals

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