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Mountain pulled

from cinema

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE banning of the critically
acclaimed movie Brokeback
Mountain has sparked public out-
rage and has called into question
the nature of censorship in the
Following the ban of the gay-
themed love story by the
Bahamas Plays Films Control
Board, many Bahamians have
expressed anger and disappoint-
ment over what they feel is the
denial of their right to free choice.
"It seems like you have a group'
of people who are telling grown
men and women what they can
and cannot watch. I can under-
stand if they want to give this
movie the highest rating they can
- and then enforce the rating not
to allow anyone under 18 to see
the movie but I cannot under-
stand denying people the right to
make their own choices.

Man believed to
have drowned
A MAN believed to be in
Shis late fifties drowned in Nas-
sau harbour yesterday after-
Police said it is believed that
his dingy may have capsized in
the area of Nassau Yacht
Haven, East Bay Street at
Police investigations contin-
ue into the matter.

"The (board) rejects when it is
called the censorship board, but
now it seems to be living up to
that name," veteran Bahamian
director of plays and actor Philip
Burrows told The Tribune yes-
Mr Burrows said that although
he personally had no great inter-
est in seeing the film, he thinks he
has to stand up for the right of
adults to make their own choices.
Following its release in the US
late last year, Brokeback Moun-
tain was finally advertised to be
shown in the Bahamas at the Gal-
leria 6 cinema on John F
Kennedy Drive starting last Fri-
However, before movie-goers
got the chance to see the film, the
Control Board following a
request by the Christian Council
- pulled Brokeback Mountain
from' the country's cinema
An irate reader yesterday told
The Tribune that he fears that the
banning of Brokeback Mountain
presents a dangerous precedent
for the Bahamas.
"This is nothing to do with cen-
sorship or Christianity. It's sim-
ple-minded prejudice. Violent
films have come here recently
that inspire a real blood lust in
the audience and no one bats an
eyelid. Yet here we have a criti-
cally acclaimed movie that would
do no damage to society, but
backwards thinking is preventing
it from being shown. It sets a dan-
SEE page 10

PM speaks at heritage site briefing Late move by
______________.__ Czech authorities

PRIME Minister Perry Christie spoke at a briefing by the Clifton Heritage Authority yes-
terday, about the state of work to improve the site.
The briefing, held at the British Colonial Hilton, included presentations about environmental
challenges in the Clifton area and reports on the clean-up campaign there.
Mr Christie mentioned the need to open the Clifton site to the people even as work is being

(Photo: Felipg Major/Tribune staff

Ministry's language
unit aims to generate
more business
for the Bahamas
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Ministry of Tourism through its lan-
guage department is seeking to generate more
business for the Bahamas by ensuring that
guests from non-English speaking countries
feel welcomed and appreciated while vaca-
tioning in the country.
According to Tourism Minister Obie
Wilchcombe the Asian market, in particular
the Chinese, are the main focus behind the
new touristic push.
"Mandarin is spoken by the Chinese and at
the moment we are looking for people who
speak Mandarin, Bahamians we are trying
to find. We are also going to begin some class-
es to assist (that).
"We have a language unit and in our lan-.
guage unit we have people who speak French,
SEE page 10


Sears: by law I cannot
replace function of
the Council at COB
Minister Alfred
Sears yesterday said
that by law he can-
not replace and
does not intend to
replace the function
of the Council at
Responding to
comments made by 'V
UTEB president
Jennifer Isaacs- JANYNE
Dotson that the HODDER
Minister of Educa-
tion, Science and Technology has a moral
and legal duty to intervene to resolve the
impasse at COB, Minister Sears says, "The
Council has the conduct of the College,
but as Minister, if one of the stakeholders
SEE page 10

to have Kozeny
CZECH authorities have
launched a last minute bid to
have former Lyford Cay resi-
dent and financier Viktor
Kozeny extradited from the
Bahamas, a Czech newspaper
reported yesterday.
Deputy Justice Minister
Roman Polasek and two mem-
bers of the Prague state attor-
ney's office left for the
Bahamas, on Friday.
Mr Polasek is scheduled to
meet with Allyson Maynard-
Gibson, Minister of Legal
Affairs and Attorney General,
and prosecutor Francis Cum-
berbatch who is in charge of the
"He wants to convince them
that the Czech Republic had
submitted the request for extra-
dition before the US. Under
international conventions,
Czechs have priority," a Justice
Ministry official told the paper.
This may be good news for
SEE page 10

Outdoor church in
Haitian settlement
angers neighbours
A HAITIAN settlement is
provoking yet more fury from
neighbours because it has now
set up an outdoor church that
creates a major noise problem
every night.
Bahamians living close to the
. community off Joe Farrington
Road say "loud screaming"
from the church is making life a
misery and hitting their prop-
erty values.
They claim a public address
system is being used to amplify
the racket. And no-one is doing
anything to control it.
The protesters blame gov-
ernment inaction for the prob-
lem, and have condemned Ron
Pinder, parliamentary secretary
at the Ministry of Health, for
allegedly failing to face up to
One resident told The Tri-
bune yesterday that pledges
made by Mr Pinder to investi-
gate the site were "a big show"
and nothing more.
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Visit of Secretary Rice puts

relations in right context


U S Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice did not stay
long and did not speak a lot. Neverthe-
less, her visit to the Bahamas was a ver-
itable tour de force. Perhaps she will
return under different circumstances for
a deeper experience of Bahamian hos-
The public comments Dr Rice made,
though brief, were nevertheless com-
pelling and instructive. Those conduct-
ing our affairs of state and contributing
in the media to the shaping of public
opinion ought to take note.
Dr Rice is an African American at
the highest level in an administration
that is more to the right that any in
recent memory. That might seem a bit
odd since the great majority of black
Americans are of a liberal bent because
of their history and experience.
That is not to say that black conserv-
atives are unknown in America. In
recent years some blacks in the media
and academia have discovered the ben-
efits of black conservatism in America
and have made it a lucrative growth
There is no doubt that Dr Rice is a
genuine conservative, although not of
the extreme ideological brand that has
created so many headaches for the US
and the world. Her predecessor, Colin
Powell, was a liberal dove in a conserv-
ative hawks' nest and he was eventual-
ly picked to pieces.
Mr Powell tried to be a moderating
influence in the Bush administration
and warned of the dire consequences
bf pursuing harsh ideologically driven
policies in international affairs. His
famous and prescient warning about
Iraq must today be ringing in the ears of
Beleaguered President George W
Bush: "If you break it, you own it!"
SIn the end Mr Powell is not likely to
knd up in as honoured a place in histo-
ty as he might have otherwise enjoyed
because of his brilliant military career.
i His dramatic performance at the UN
helped to pave the way for the invasion
jf Iraq with the claim that Saddam Hus-
sein was in possession of weapons of
Inass destruction and was therefore an
Immediate threat to the US and the
vorld. But it was not true, and that is
something Mr Powell now says he will
have to live with for the rest of his life -
4nd in history, too.

Drr Rice has been busy using
her considerable intellect, tal-
ent and personality in an effort to
reverse some of the worldwide disaf-
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policies. Her visit to the Bahamas to
meet with CARICOM ministers of for-
eign affairs was clearly a part of this
wider diplomatic initiative.
Like most of the nations of the world,
Caribbean states for the most part did
not support America's adventure in
Iraq. Closer to home, most Caribbean
countries were also deeply disturbed
when it appeared that the US aided and
abetted the violent overthrow of Haiti's
democratically-elected President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide.
Dr Rice's visit should close that sad
chapter. CARICOM states should now
collaborate as fully as possible with the
US and the international community in
supporting the Haitian people in their
struggle for democracy, stability and, in
lime, prosperity.
Ne er again should any state encour-
age the violent overthrow of a democ-
ratic government in Haiti. The US
should also resist the temptation to
interfere, however covertly, in the inter-
nal affairs of working democracies in
the region.
Dr Rice's visit should help'to correct
the myopic vision of those Bahamian

Never again should any state encourage
the violent overthrow of a democratic
government in Haiti. The US should also
resist the temptation to interfere, however
covertly, in the internal affairs of working
democracies in the region.


We can be absolutely certain that the US
hospitality industry is preparing to enter-
tain Chinese tourists and that the State of
Florida will be right there competing with
us for its share of the Chinese market.

isolationists who believe that the
Bahamas should have as little as possi-
ble to do with our brothers and sisters in
the rest of the Caribbean and that our
horizons should extend no further than
Regionalism is a fact of life in today's
world and there are few countries that
do not belong to some kind of regional
bloc. Regionalism can be a valuable step
towards just and sustainable globalism.
The US understands this and is obvi-,
ously happy to deal with Caricom on a
wide range of issues.
As Dr Rice put it: "We can do a lot
together. We share common values; we
share many ties of kinship between the
Caribbean and the United States."

T his does not mean that the
Bahamas cannot continue its
special relationship with the US and
that we cannot also continue to pursue
common objectives bilaterally.
But Bahamians should remember that
we are not the only ones with a special
relationship and many ties of kinship
with the US. There are, for instance,
more persons of Jamaican descent in
the US than Bahamian and one of them
became Secretary of State!
It must have been a big blow to the
local isolationists, cold warriors and pan-
derers to hear Dr Rice say:
"Of course the government of the
Bahamas is a sovereign government that
will make its own decisions on its inter-
national relations.
"We are here because the United
States has positive relations with Cari-
com. It is not to be our concern for what
other relations there are. It is our
responsibility, our obligation and indeed
our intention to deepen and broaden
the relationship of the United States
with the countries of Caricom."
That effectively gives the lie to those
who try to scare the Bahamian people
into believing that the US will punish us
for having relations with other coun-
tries, especially China and Cuba. Inter-
national relationships do not work that
way; they are not like marriages in
which one relationship requires the part-
ners to renounce all others.
As if to underline the point, Dr Rice
added:'"I'd like you to note that we
have an extensive relationship with Chi-
na in trade."

o the PLP government should
not be timid about relations with
China which were initiated by the FNM
government. Care should be taken with
all our relationships, of course, but it
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in the long term to develop our friend-
ship with China.
The Chinese economy has 'for some
time been enjoying the fastest sustained
growth in the world. Why should we
buy Chinese gpoda pdut ; ofilpaid when
we can get them cheaper 'directlyifrom
China? This would make no sense, espe-
cially now that \\e have a containerised
port in the Bahamas to facilitate:this
trade. ;
After all, % hat the Secretary of State
describes as an..extensive relationship
between the US and China is, in fact, a
massive trading relationship amounting
to hundreds of billions of dollars.
Why should we not prepare to get
ourshare of Chinese tourism? This is
bound to,be. one of the biggest per-
hapsithe biggest;- tourinsmmarkets in
the world if present trends continue.
The. Ministrypf is to be con-
gratulated for, its. orward thinking in
this matter.
We can be absolutely certain that the
US hospitality industry is preparing to
entertain Chinese~;tpourists and that the
State of Florida will berightthere com-
peting with us for its share of the Chi-
nese market.

The Ministry of Tourism is to be
congratulated for its forward
thinking in this matter. Prime Minister
Perry Christie should do likewise and
without further delay appoint an ambas-
,sador to China. It is disgraceful that
there has been no Bahamas Ambas-
sador to China since December 2002.
Dr:Rice rightly acknowledged that
"Everyone knows that \e have a special
Asset of circumstances with Cuba. I would
just note that I would hope that one
day Cuba would be able to take its right-
ful seat at the Organisation of American
States as a democratic state."
Bahamians are aware of those spe-
cial circumstances and most do not
believe the US is managing that rela-
tionship so as to hasten Cuba's inclu-
sion in regional organizations. US poli-
cy towards Cuba is dictated, by. local....
political considerations and many Amer-
icans do not expect the rest of the world
to fall in line behind it.
,The problems we have with Cuban
immigration today are a direct result of
failed US policies towards that country
over the last half century. But there are
indications that more and more Amer-
icans are becoming fed up with the
Cuban American tail in Florida wag-
ging the dog. Perhaps Dr Rice is one
of them.

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field on

Cat Island

OFFICERS from the police
Drug Enforcement Unit have
discovered a second large mar-
ijuana field on Cat Island.
Further investigations are
being conducted into the find,
which has resulted in the arrest
of two men.
According to police press liai-
son officer Walter Evans, some
time around 12.30pm on Satur-
day, Cat Island police were in
Arthur's Town when they
noticed a dark man in a culti-
vated field of marijuana.
The man was arrested and
taken into custody, and another
man was later apprehended in.
connection with the discovery,
Mr Evans said.
Police reportedly uprooted
1,790 marijuana plants, ranging
between 5 and 12 inches in

Man in
hospital after
Arawak Cay

A SHOOTING incident at
Arawak Cay on Monday morn-
ing has left one man in hospital
in serious condition.
Police reported that a car
pulled up to the fish fry just
after midnight and that shots
were fired from the vehicle, hit-
ting one man in the chest.
Investigations into the mat-
ter continue.

Man is
while leaving
night club

A man isin hospital and list-
ed in serious condition after a
stabbing incident on Monday.
According to Inspector Wal-
ter Evans, the man was report-
edly stabbed around 2.30am
while leaving a night club on
Rosetta Street.
Reports indicate that the vic-
tim was approached by a group
of men he did not know.
The men reportedly stabbed
him about the body.

Mitchell says all countries must support Haiti

* HAITIAN president-elect ReneePreval meets
Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell

Chief Reporter
THE international community
must continue to lend as much sup-
port as possible Haiti to ensure that
the country remains democratical-
ly stable, Foreign Affairs Minister
Fred Mitchell told the UN Security
Council at a meeting in New York.
As chairman of CARICOM's
foreign ministerial body, Mr
Mitchell told the council that a
long-term "horizon of commit-
ment" from the international com-
munity will be required.
"A new dawn of hope is rising in
Haiti. This opportunity must not be
squandered. The people of Haiti,
the regional community, and the
international community will have
to co-ordinate their respective roles
and inputs," Mr Mitchell said.

However, he admitted that ulti-
mately, the responsibility for trans-
forming hope and expectation into
"uplifting reality" lies with the
Haitian people.
In the meantime, he said, CARI-
COM is ready and intends to again
field an electoral observation mis-
sion for the second round of the
legislative elections and for local
government elections.
It will be joined in this effort by
international support groups in
Haiti, he said.
The 2006 elections to replace the
interim government of Gerard
Latortue took place on February 7.
Ren6 Pr6val won the office of
president with 48.8 per cent of the
vote. He needed to win 50 per cent
to be declared president on the first
But on February 16, following

days of protests by supporters of
Pr6val, and meetings between the
electoral council and the interim
government, it was agreed that Pr6-
val would be declared the winner of
the election.
"There is no room, however, to
be complacent about the process
that led to this result; the elec-
toral season in Haiti has not yet
ended. Every effort must be made
by all involved to rectify the
organisational shortcomings
which bedeviled the presidential
and legislative elections of 7 Feb-
ruary, and which have led to the
delay of the second round, as well
as the postponement of the inau-
guration of the president-elect.
The attachment of the people of
Haiti to the democratic process
demands no less," Mr Mitchell

AES lawsuit 'not relevant to LNG'

STHE lawsuit being brought
against AES by the govern-'
ment of the Dominican Repub-
lic has no bearing on LNG in
the Bahamas, said the Minister
of Agriculture and Marine
Resources Leslie Miller.
In a suit filed in a Virginia
court on Thursday, the
Dominican government
accused AES of ,dumping.
waste from its plant in Puerto
Rico on Dominican beaches..
AES is the parent company
of AES Ocean LNG, which
has proposed the construction
of a liquified natural gas regasi-
fication plant on Ocean Cay,
a man-made island near Bimi-
According to the Dominican
government's suit, the waste
has allegedly contributed to
skin lesions, breathing difficul-
ties, decreased tourism, and six
deaths on the island.
However, Mr Miller made it
clear that the waste in the
Dominican issue is a by-prod-
uct of an electrical utility plant.
He said that a distinction must
be made, "as no such waste
emanates from a regasification

"Liquefied natural gas as an
industry is the safest industry
out of all the petrochemical
industries that man has ever
created. It is the cleanest fuel
that man has created today,"
the minister said.
Addressing the possible
safety concerns involved with
having an LNG terminal in the
Bahamas, Miller acknowledged
that there will always be con-
cerns, but he reassured the
public that he would never put
the safety of Bahamians in
jeopardy for financial gains -
despite what others may think.
Mr Miller considers the con-
cerns of critics of LNG to be
unfounded and pointed to
operations at BORCO in
Freeport and BEC at Clifton
Pier as being more dangerous
than the proposed facilities.
"BORCO in Freeport has
the capacity to store 21 million
barrels of fuel oil," the minister
said. "That equates to 4.3 bil-
lion sticks of dynamite. But
BORCO has been there for
over 40 years, and nothing has
happened yet."
The Dominican Republic
itself has LNG facilities that

operates safely, the minister
pointed out.
Minister of Energy and
Environment Dr Marcus
Bethel agrees with Mr Miller
that the LNG facility does not
pose any conceivable danger
to the Bahamas and its envi-
ronment. He notes that
"Ocean Cay is seven to eight
miles away from the nearest
inhabited land and its already
an industrialized Cay. It has no
residential value, and it's not
a tourist area. So the environ-
mental risks are minimum for
such a facility out there."
However environmentalist
Sam Duncombe of ReEarth
disagrees with both the Agri-
culture Minister and Dr Bethel.
She warned that the inci-
dent in the Dominican Repub-
lic should be looked at very
closely by the Bahamas. "We
do not have the regulatory
body to deal with these pro-
jects, neither do we have the
personnel to deal with it," she
said. "If we cannot regulate
an aquarium coming in and
reffoving fish from our reef,
which is a fairly low-key oper-
ation, how in God's name do

PM: Bahamas must be

ready for emergencies

Tribune Staff Reporter

WITH forecasters predict-
ing that the 2006 hurricane

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season will produce 17 named
storms, Prime Minister Perry
Christie told delegates attending
a national weather conference
that the country must be fully
prepared to deal with any emer-
gency situation.
Mr Christie opened the
National Emergency Manage-
ment Conference at the Radis-
son Hotel yesterday.
The 2006 hurricane season is
nine weeks away, but already
forecasters are predicting that
there will be seven named trop-
ical storms, nine of which will
develop into hurricanes and five
of which will develop into major
hurricanes of category three sta-
tus or higher.
The prime minister noted
that the impact of recent hurri-
canes on coastal communities
underscored the need to give
particular attention to where
and how critical infrastructure
such as homes, roads, schools,

hotels clinics and police stations
are constructed.
"We need to understand that
the root causes of disaster risk
are linked to development prac-
tice and that proactive disaster
risk management is a.prerequi-
site for sustained risk reduction,
social and economic growth and
Mr Christie explained that
the government has created a
Comprehensive Disaster Man-
agement (CDM) strategy
around which to structure co-
ordinated action.
A major step toward better
disaster management the new
Disaster Preparedness and
Response Act, 2006, he added.

they expect to be able to regu-
late this project when its more
than 50 miles away from Nas-
Mrs Duncombe feels that it
would be completely irrespon-
sible for the government to take
on the LNG project at this time
without the personnel and legal
structure to deal with it. "There

is no way that you can build a
facility like that without impact-
ing the environment. When
they wash down the plants at
the end of the day, there's going
to be acid, oil, diesel, gas going
into the sea untreated. It's real-
ly not a project this country
should be taking on... when we
are really not ready for it."


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EDITOR, The Tribune
ANYONE in business in a
small community like ours must
understand that you have to
have good customer relations
or sooner or later you will be
out of business.
A Cowpen Road business is
in competition with a business
on University Drive, Miami and
anywhere in Ft Lauderdale so
any further restrictions, inop-
erable laws and agencies will
simply drive business to our
Cuban friends who hate the
I caught the first part of the
presentation of the proposed
Consumer Act and was shocked
by what seems to becoming the
businessman's way and how the

government blindly thinks a
business is going to survive.
Talk about over-kill!
Just look at the power a con-
sumer is going to have and what
the business will have to do to
cover himself from claims? I
buy an appliance, I forget to
read the manual at the time of a
sale to the purchaser, the pur-
chaser can write a complaint
againstthat business! Imagine
an automobile and something
goes wrong?
Mr Minister, you honestly did
not show us that you had the

smarts at Agriculture but since
PM Christie has put you in
charge of Consumer Affairs it
seems you are hogging the air-
waves and television. I think
you have been on almost every
day since the 'shuffle'.
Anything to cause the
increase in costs of merchan-
dise or services is very detri-
mental to us so, Minister, think
again or you will be the cause of
many being put out to graze and
unemployed right on the eve
when a governing party needs
everyone employed.
Think again Minister, think
March 22 2006

Letter to PM on Guana Cay

EDITOR, The Tribune
THIS is an open letter to
Prime Minister Christie:
Good afternoon, sir.
I just returned home to the
United States after the best
week of my life visiting your
Abaco islands.
Your country truly is a nat-
ural treasure and marvel. I
understand the difficulties in
balancing development and
conservation. As an American
from the Eastern coast of North
Carolina I have seen the disas-
trous results when development

wins completely. Right now the
beauty and lifestyle of your
county is .unparalleled. I plan
on;travelling back this summer,
and the group I was with plans
to visit annually.
It would be a crime to destroy
such a beautiful reef (I dove it
four days ago) for a golf course
and mansions that will proba-
bly be owned by non-Bahami-
ans. What made many of my
destinations special was the
local atmosphere. Obviously I
didn't fit in, but I only met with
kindness. Developing a nation-
al treasure will destroy this Jocal

The need for
EDITOR, The Tribune commented, t
argument very
EVEN to the untrained legal that owing to w
eye recent Privy Council deci- tain Justices 1
sions concerning the sentenc- Appeals Cou
ing process of those sentenced Appeals Court
to hang raises more than the and then hear s
obvious question but a most Critically w.
fundamental position that the what was sup]
whole legal system is dysfunc- been going on i
tional. reform over the
I will immediately admit that in the time that
I am not legally trained howev- Tuinquest was
er if the Privy Council now eral the taxpayer
requires a new sentencing heavily for th
process surely the sole judge look what we I
that may readdgess this the cessive Privy
judge who heard the case? Most ments have n
of these sit on the Appeals they did with tl
Court. decision which
The fact that the Privy Coun- untrained legal
cil requires for the sentencing stantiates and
phase to occur again as in its
own admittance was initially Q
wrong surely this is a prima C
facie case for a mistrial?
As a letter writer H Rahming

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he rest of the
clearly shows
'here today cer-
now sit in the
irt, how can
judges sentence
subject appeals?
e must look at
posed to have
n regards to law
e years I recall
now Sir Orville
Attorney Gen-
ers were paying
is service, but
have now? Suc-
Council judg-
ever stated as
his most recent
ch to me, an
il person, sub-
suggests that a

environment along with its nat-
ural beauty.
I urge you to use your influ-
ence to halt this project and
protect the most beautiful place
on earth I have been (the coral
reefs) and preserve the cay for
those Bahamians who call it
their home.
Very respectfully, from a con-
cerned guest.
March 18 2006

I reform
line from the famous British
operetta writers of Gilbert &
Sullivan that "the law is an
Mr Rahming certainly raises
an all-important point that com-
ments of the current Attorney
General seems to have already
prejudiced the proposed process
in this obviously dysfunctional
The Government had better,
gather some legal eagles to
resolve what clearly is a mas-
sive problem as a country with-,
out a legal system is not a coun-,
try anyone would wish to;
belong to.
March 21 2006

tion of advertising

EDITOR, 'The Tribune
I THINK my memory is not
lying to me but when: the
FNM granted the exclusive
cable license to Cable
Bahamas it was conditional
that they did not and were not
allowed to sell advertising
time. .
Early this morning Watch-
ing the opening of The Com-
monwealth Games on Cable
Channel 12, Community

Channel; from Australia, Mel-
bourne I noticed that Cable
Bahamas was presenting the,
live show sponsored by KFC-
Can someone. please.
explain? Possibly Senator
James Smith will please
respond as he is responsible
for Cable Television matters.
March 15 2006

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finding for continued excavation

fears as Tribune Staff Reporter
ADDITIONAL funding for
bridge. the ongoing excavation at
| i Preacher's Cave in North
CO eS Eleuthera will be made avail-
able as archeologists continue
to find historic artifacts that
RESIDENTS of George not only enrich Bahamian cul- "
Town, Exuma, fear severe traf- ture, but also enhance the
fic congesd nnnext mon- tourism product.
because mallidge in the terday, Minister of Tourism
town has been closed for Obie Wilchcombe said that his |
rebuilding. ministry is determined to create
"Work on the bridge is not a product that is more than just
expected to start until July, yet "sun, sand, and sea".
it:iaready.closed and causing "One of the things that you'd N ARCHAEOLOGIST Jeff I
bad traffic build-up,' a resident cover is that if you look at what is believed to be a Lucay
told The Tribuneyesterday, s,_ he .-rlrves that we
",Th is isightin Ae: heart of would ee what the ,sttois are
George Town and an important asking for they want more of
part of the traffic system. It has our culture and our heritage and Two weeks ago, a team of
been closed for about three to understand this Bahamas. archeologists from the Arche-
With the regatta due in the
third week of April, residents .. '
fear the bridge closure will l1
make traffic problems unbear- ,
able as boat enthusiasts fly in. i n .
It is understood the bridge ,gi ; ,s i, "
has been closed for safety rea- ,: to :',>1F-ipieopl of, ~R umi;t e mSgypng; that work is available,
sons, but the resident said: "The w w4orrted :that.':,therisland nrw .andillegals are landing by
span isn't wide enough to cause :; has a-i Haitian problem. ipoits sloop on the island's south side,
a safety hazard because only co. np wiht,'nthmxe-haan2OQ nmi- totyllyat night.
half of a large vehicle is on it at grants living in the bush ne~r ,..Mr Turnquest said: "Those
any one time." the capital, George.T-owj n,,. i! power seem to have their
SUnless authorities step in, ,,;ead.sburiied in the sand.
---^ they say,, Exrma could find ::Nobod wants to do anything
itself with the same problems until it goes in the paper."
^ ,, ^ .^, ~ as Abaco. whichh fr e awiias Fears are mpontinQ tlhat
been plagued by iailiai sli&m 'onice t. Ii.nbr.igi.-accuiAu-
Ssettlements.-' .L. .ki. enough Monie to.buyply-
Resident Mr Collingwood wood, they will start building
Turnquest told The Tribune shacks in the bush.
-H yesterday that,'police'a'nd Then, say residents; Ekima
immigration officials appeal to will have the beginnings of
be oblivi 6figtWgrWiiiitttin-m ohither Abaco-style problem,
bers -60i1fueg '"ithb idlatid. with unhygienic shanty com-
S Every morning, he said, munities marring the land-
more than 100 immigrants can scape.
"Copyrighted Material be seen waiting' aiotmid the Mr Turnquest said the ille-
Avai Syndicated Content town for %,o4ki' bedreled to 10 gals are about 80 per cent
Available from Commercial News Providers.
them at between $2)and $30 a male. "They live in the bush,
day. go to the bathroom in the
S"Legal Haitians are also now bush, drop garbage in the bush,
becoming concerned about the then come out in the morning
situation," said Mr Turnquest. looking for work. The govern-
"These illegals are driving ment doesn't appear to have
down labour costs. Before they the will to act."
arrived, legals were able to He said Haitians had been
S charge $60 or $70 a day." living in Exuma for about 40
SHaitians are being drawn to years. But it was only in the
S Exuma by a mini-boom cen- last three years that illegal
S tred on the new Emerald Bay immigrants have appeared,
S &4be + %,-YsportdevelopmentL,. ,. *-- draw mainly b- hyEEmeld-B3ay
"-Word has gone back to Haiti and other developments.

Haitian church angers neighbours

FROM page one
"Nothing has changed. We
are still in danger from disease
from gallons of raw sewage.
Trees are still being chopped
down," she said.
"Now the village has started
up its own church. Every
evening, we are forced to
endure hours of loud scream-
ing into a PA system. This is a
residential area and it is not
zoned for outdoor churches.
Our once quiet evenings no
longer exist."
The protests follow concern
expressed last year about Hait-
ian immigrants possibly burn-
ing human bodies.on the site.
Residents said the immigrants
rarely if ever held organised
fun.eris and that smells com-
in .th s'estt'leiiin't vwre of
When Mr Pmder subsequent
ly claimed the imnfidtghW&'rd
b u'rni n charcoal. ineighbours

accused him of making "stupid
statements", adding that the
ministry had address
their worries over hygiene.
Last September, neighbours
said they were troubled by the
dumping of garbage and raw
sewage on the site. And they
claimed that dead dogs and
possibly human remains were
being burned in a pit there.
Yesterday, residents repeated
their call for action.
"They come here illegally,
clear land they don't own, build
homes without permits or
inspections, chop down our
trees, dump raw sewage, burn
. garbage and, YES, bodies now
they start up a disruptive church
without a permit.
"What a great deal they have!
No,wonder they risk life and
limb to come here. They can do
what they want whenever they
f2l like it'- and all they have to
do'is grease kome immigration
officers and police."

She added: "Our property is
devalued because of this. We
legally obeyed every rule,
invested a substantial amount
of money in our home and for
what? To be told the re-sale is
bad. No-one would pay to live
near that village.
, "They aren't confined to the
village. They've spread through-
out the neighbourhood. Ask Mr
Pinder when he really plans to
do something to help his
Bahamian people."
Last week, Abaco residents
complained about the new Hid-
den Valley Haitian settlement
near Treasure Cay.
They said it was growing
without any formal controls and
threatened to create a new
"nucleus" of immigrant settlers
in Abaco's pine barrens.
When asked for comments
about resident's complaints in
the Joe Farrington Road area,
Mr Pinder promised to visit the
site between now and Friday.

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Ransom exhibits the remains of

(Photo: Derek Smith/BIS)

logical and Historical Con-
servancy in Davie, Florida

found the skeletal remains of a
European, and what they
believe to be the remains of a
Lucayan Indian. The artifacts
may be more than 1,000 years
"We also found out that
they can in fact trace back to
someone who lived on the
island today. It is an incredible
discovery. So yes we are
deeply committed and very
focused on it and very excited
about what has been discov-
ered so far," Mr Wilchcombe
Students from Spanish Wells,
Eleuthera and New Providence
have already visited the site as
archeologists continue to find
other artifacts dating back as
far as the 17th century.
Mr Wilchcombe said that
special thanks should go to
Captain Jack "Bandit Pilot"

Morgan, the president of the
North Eleuthera Historical
Society, who was determined
to have the site preserved.
"Susan Day is deeply com-
mitted to the Bahamas as well.
She came back and at the drop
of a dime she was here. She
met with me and from that
moment we started this pro-
ject. And I'm very pleased that
we are getting a tremendous
return and the entire country
is going to benefit from this,
and the entire world is inter-
ested in this," Mr Wilchcombe
Dr Day has been instrumen-
tal in the work ongoing at
Preacher's Cave since the first
remains were found in 1992.
Mr Wilchcombe said that the
government is currently trying
to organise a documentary to
highlight the discovery.

concern on Haitians

During the Family Island
Regatta in George Town in
April, two boats are expected
from Haiti carrying around 300
illegal immigrants.
Mr Turnquest said he had
been told that the boats were
hoping to land on the island
while the eyes of police and
immigration authorities, wese,
diverted elsewhere.
"If this happens, Exuma will
be on its way to having a seri-
ous Haitian problem,"' said Mr
Police Inspector Edgar Bain,
second officer in command of
the Exuma District confirmed
that there is a "serious" immi-
gration problem on the island.
When asked to give an esti-
mate as to just how many ille-
gal Haitians are living in
George Town alone, Inspector
Bain said,
"To just state a number
would be wrong but I would
say that almost 80 per cent of
the population in George
Town are of Haitian ethnici-
Inspector Bain told The Tri-
bune yesterday that with only
three officers on the island, the
local Tmmigrarrtion Depai tmint
Slacks the ,manpower to effec-

tively deal with the issue and
the police have been forced to
step in by conducting raids and
housing immigrants until they
can be transported to New
According to Inspector Bain,
the largest concentration of
illegal Haitian immigrants is in
George Town, although the
immigrants do manage to
blend into other settlements.
He added: "When we get
them in our custody, we end
up housing them under almost
inhumane treatment, over 48
hours. We don't even house
prisoners over 48 hours and its
simply because Immigration
usually says that they have no
transportation to get them off
the island."
Inspector Bain suggested the
establishment of an Immigra-
tion reserve unit on the island
resembling the police reserves,
to help alleviate the manpower
Inspector Bain said that
although he had no problem
with helping to tackle the
immigration issue he feels that
immigration officers should
play a more focal role.

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0 D1J Kymani "Special K" Smith on the decks

The building, whicjl was for-
imerly the headquarters of
AIDS Secretariat and Island
Florists, is now also the home of
the Nassau office of Cool 96, a
radio station based in Freeport.
The move came as a result of
a growing need for space, par-
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Another factor was a need
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for the radio station business,"
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two months. The multi-coloured
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THE Bahamas govern-
rnent's decision to release two
Cuban dentists was made in
the best interest of all the
concerned parties, Foreign
Affairs Minister Fred
M*tchell has assured Bahami-
a~ns living in South Florida.
Speaking on7 Sunday at the
St Agnes Anglican Church in
Miami, Mr Mitchell denied'
that the decision to send the'
de ni i i t~o Jamaica 7 from
where they travelled to the
UCS was influenced by out-
side pressure.
"We are an independent and
sovereign country, make our
own decisions within the world
community, and no matter
who shouts and screams, and
threatens, the decisions have
to be made in the best interest
of all concerned," he said.
Mr Mitchell thanked mem-
bers of the South Florida
Bahamian community for
their support during the den-
tist saga.
He told the congregation
that no matter where
Bahamians live, they can help
their fellow citizens. "Your
are our best ambassadors
abroad," h~e said.
A controversy erupted at
ihe beginning of the year over
the ,fate of Marialys Darias-
Mesa and David G~onzalez-
Mejias, two Cuban dentists
who were apprehended in
Bahamian waters -while
attempting to join their fami-
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The Bahamas is signed on
to a treaty which stipulates
the return of all economic
refugees from Cuba that are
captured in Baharnian waters.
Dr Darias-MesBa and Dr
Gonzalez-Mejias had won a
US visa lottery, but their visas
were expired at the time of
their capture.
In response to their deten-
tion at the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre in Nassau,
SCuban Americans staged
protests outside the Bahami-
an consulate and US officials
threatened economic sanctions.
After being held for 11
months in the Bahamas, the
dentists were sent to Jamaica.
From there, they made their
way to the United States.
."I have come then today to
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support for you moral sup-
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midst of the storm the
Bahamnas stood tall, we never
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1.0 The Ministry of Education, (hereafter called the
"Purchaser") now invites sealed bids, from Suppliers for
the procurement of School Furniture/General School and
Cleaning for the School Year 2006.,
2.0 Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding
documents from the Purchasing/Supplies Section of the
Ministry of Education, Headquarters, Thompson Blvd.
from Monday, 27 February, 2006, and obtain further
information, at the second address given below.
3.0 Bids must be in English and shallbe enclosed in duplicates
in a sealed envelope bearing no identity of the bidder and
endorsed with the subject bided on (e.g. "School
4.0 Bids must be deposited in the tender box provided, at the
first address, on or before the extended date of Friday,'
April 2006 by 5:00 p.m. (local time). It will not be
necessary to submit bids in person since they may be sent
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* FNIM delegates to independence talks Saturday Decemher--9,
1972. Members of the opposition Free National lMoement team
attending the London independence talks are shown before
their departure. From left are Senator Or% ille Turnquesl: St
John's represenlalike Noel Roberts, "ho was attending in an
adisor capacity: FNIM leader Kendal Issacs. QC: Senator
Arthur Foulkes and legal adisor Eugene Dupuch. QC.
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* LORD Balniel. Minister of State in the Foreign and Common-
wealth Office and leader of the British delegation, was the host
at a luncheon giien in London to delegates attending the
Bahamas Independence Conlerence. A group picture taken at
the lunch shows, left to right, Mr Kendal G Issacs, leader of the
opposition in the Bahamas Parliament; Lynden Pindling, leader
and prime minister of the Bahamas, Lord Balniel and AD Han-
na, deputy prime minister and minister of home affairs for the

* FRIDAY, December 22,197. The end of the Constitutional
Conference in London was marked with a handshake between
Lord Balniel, British minister of state and Bahamas Prime
Minister Lynden O Pindling.

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LAST week, the Bahamas Constitutional Commission
announced its preliminary report after canvassing the entire
country for recommendations for constitutional reform.
Two of its recommendations were: that the English
monarch should be abolished as the official head of state and
that the Bahamas should become a democratic parliamentary
This week, In Days Gone By looks back at the final Bahamas ::*1
Constitutional Conference, held in London in December
1972, just before the Bahamas gained Independence.




The Bahamas as a society and as a nation on the International Scene has been faced with CSME and other International Waves and pressures. A Country
limiting its major population to the small Island of New Providence expecting to hold a place with the USA, Europe and other,countries has little chance. A
Bahamas where its population is shared with Andros has a better chance.

The USA in the early years encouraged and paid its population to "go west young man" to bring about a use of all its'land assets. Imagine what the US would
be like if sixty percent (60%) of its population lived only in the New England States. Bahamians restricting sixty percent (60%) of its population to a small
island is not wise, particularly when we do not have to.



Many persons in New Providence would move and live in Andros. Therefore, the traffic and human congestion in New Providence will improve.

In effect, a family in Stapledon Gardens can drive on a Sunday morning to Andros and return that same Sunday evening having attended church in Kemps
Bay, having a crab and doe dinner in Stanyard Creek and taking out time to see one of the greatest natural wonder in the Bahamas at Stafford Creek where
scientists from other parts of the world come to study. ("Judy Hole" is a place whose waters while traveling West turns around somehow and travel East.)


(a) The economy of the Island of Andros will greatly change and improve, for the number of tourists coming to the island will be Bahamians from Nassau
as seen in such examples as CrabFest and Andros Regatta.

(b) Bahamians and Androsians can invest in Andros as those Androsians in Nassau will provide for themselves lands and apartments for them to come
and live or visit their hometown in Andros as they can now drive to Andros.

(c) Freight and Cargo can now be carried by private trucks from Nassau to Andros. In effect, Andros will become an extension of Nassau.


The South Bahamian Island of Ragged Island on the Great Bahama -. UMorgan's mus C AYS
Banks (The Mud) can now reach New Providence with freight .. CHOLS ,Tw N
and food, etc., by a shorter and effective route, as they can go to yReds: c r an
South Andros and the rest of the journey to New Providence is .. Point Iyford CayU
by car or truck instead of the existing mailboat route of days. EastEndPoint
s atideNEW
Exuma, Long Island, Crooked Island, could benefit by this A Ha .our
alternative route to new providence. Sord Crek


(1) The Defence Force should be head-quartered in Inagua.
This would bring about a new city around the Defence I
Force as is clearly needed in the Southern islands instead
of further congestion in New Providence. Cri craee

(2) The Mandate of the Grand Bahama Port Authority under i og Uo cav
the Hawksbill Creek Agreement should be regarded as
spent. The Grand Bahama Port Authority should be
encouraged to relocate to another Island needing, pxey Tow
development with increased incentives (if necessary). ". c
Yellow Cay ; : Hill
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A ferryboat System running on the hour every hour between Fresh Creek, Andros and Coral Harbour, New Providence is requested from the
Bahamas Government.


(1) Creation of Docking Facilities at Coral Harbour. This would allow shipping between Andros and New Providence by approximately
half the distance at present.

(2) Coral Harbour has docking facilities and further facilities to accommodate a Ferryboat would not require a large expense.

(3) Government Assistance in making the Ferryboat affordable (for example $10.00 per trip with vehicle). This would greatly
accommodate travel between the two (2) islands and make it possible for a Bahamian to be living in Andros while working in

(4) Facilities now exist in Fresh Creek to accommodate a Ferryboat system.

($10.00 round trip)

(where a Bahamian can be working in Nassau but living in Andros) .


PAGE 10, TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006


Ministry FRON
Kozeny. If
FROM page one the US, he
life senter
Spanish, and other languages Czech Re
such as German, but we don't receive a r
have Mandarin," he said. sentence.
Mr Wilchcombe said they are Kozeny h
seeking to incorporate the lan-' the Czech
guage into some of the offer- nection wi
ings so that when guests come $569,575,46
they will not be turned off by of Harvar
the inability to communicate. holding.
"When you have a country The Un
that's catering to destinations requested
from all over the world and tion on cha
people from all over the world, and money
it's not going to do us any good is accused c
to say that we can't. ing the priv
"We have to say that we can. industry in
We have to prepare our coun- Kozeny,
try and our people for it and we innocent, h
are making every effort to do in the Bah
so," he said. ber 5 last ye
Noting that the Bahamas has The trial
been seen for a long time as
only a touristic destination for
Americans or English speaking
persons, Mr Wilchcombe said
they are extending their reach,
going after the entire continent
of Europe.
"That is why we have created
our language unit And that lan- B a
most and we are able .,
municate. The more business'
that we generate toi this coun- FROI
try, the more we believe that
the shop owners and restaurants
and hotels are going to have to wishes to n
follow suit. However
"Because we are going to ister said th
bring the bodies, and we want Manager
to make sure that we can cater president is
to them. We are trying to com- "My role is
pletely reduce criticism of the ommendat
Bahamas; reduce completely mination."
matters of crime that are relat- The Min
ed to tourists, to make the stakeholder
Bahamas the most complete hopes that
warm destination in the world," semester b
he said.

FROM page one

gerous precedent," he said.
Brokeback Mountain, which has won three Acad-
emy Awards and four Golden Globes among many
other film prizes, depicts the epic love story based
on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Annie Proulx and adapted for the screen by the
team of Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning author
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Set in Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the sto-
ry of two young men -ranch-hand Ennis del Mar
(Heath Ledger) and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake
Gyllenhaal) who meet in the summer of 1963 and
form a life-long connection.
While censors in Jamaica and Singapore both
countries with stringent laws against homosexuali-
ty passed the film for release, the Bahamas on Fri-
day made the decision to ban the movie due to its
"extremely homosexual content."
"The board chose to ban it because it shows
extreme homosexuality, nudity and profanity, and
we feel that it has no value for the Bahamian pub-
lic," said Chavasse Turnquest-Liriano, senior exec-
utive officer at the Ministry of National Security and
liaison officer for the Control Board.
Mrs Turnquest-Liriano said that although there
are many homosexuals living the Bahamas who
may have an interest in watching the movie, the
Control Board came to the conclusion that Broke-
back Mountain would hold no interest for the
"broad audience."
Chairman of the Control Board Olga Clark yes-
terday did not wish to comment on the decision to
ban the film.
Christian Council president Rev William Thomp-
son said that the council made the request to have
the movie banned as it "promotes homosexuality."
Rev Thompson said that he is aware of the fact
that many Bahamians have already watched the
film on bootleg DVDs.
"We can't regulate what people watch behind
closed doors, but we cannot condone it being shown

M page one Kozeny

he is sentenced in
e may receive the
ice, while in the
public he may
maximum 12-year
as been wanted by
Republic in con-
th a fraud worth
69 as former head
dsky prumyslovy
ited States has
Kozeny's extradi-
rges of corruption
laundering that he
)f committing dur-
atisation of the oil
43, who says he is.
as been in custody
amas since Octo-
started in February

when the prosecutor
explained the US accusations
and proposed that Kozeny be
extradited to the United
However, Polasek is to try
and persuade Bahamian
authorities that they should
extradite Kozeny to the Czech

college of the

lamas Council

%I page one

teet with me, of course I will hear them."
:, as to having a legal duty to intervene, the Min-
hat he would not characterize his role in that way.
nent of the process involved in finding a college
s to be done by the Council, Minister Sears said.
to give directions in terms of policy, to review rec-
ions in terms of presidents, appointment, or fer

lister, who has recently met with some of the
Ts involved in the COB fiasco, said that he honestly
She can see this issue resolved before the fall
egins in August.

Movie ban

publicly. We stand against all immoral movies,' he
said. ,g
Despite films such as "The Hills have Eyes" -~'
intensely violent movie with sexual content a-nd
profanity currently being shown at Galleria. Ei
Thompson emphasised that the council also iaSs
the same stand on movies that promote violent
"We request for a lot of movies to be bani
Sometimes the film board bans thdA ies; s.
times they don't," he said.
Criticising the banning of Brokeback Mountain,
gay rights advocate group, the Rainbow Alliance of
the Bahamas, yesterday called the Control Board "a
farce created to appease the Bahamian people."
The Alliance in a press statement said that most
Bahamians find no rationale in "the idea that a
small group of appointed individuals, that are all
presumably Christian, can provide the moral com-
pass for the entire country."
"Ironically, the demand (for the movie) in the
Bahamas comes mainly from straight or hetero-
sexual movie fans, who don't find rational the idea
that homosexuality or a movie that discusses the
issue of homosexuality can destroy the Bahamas,
Bahamian life or our respect for ethics and moral-
ity," the statement read.
Concerned citizen Liz Roberts, who has a back-
ground in film direction and production, said that
the subject of Brokeback Mountain is one that
should be tackled openly.
"This is not a movie to be banned. This is not a
subject to be censored, or covered bver;orto have
a blind eye turned on to it. It is a subject to be
aired, a subject to be confronted openly.' .
"Going to see a movie is a choice wt'make, as
are the books we read, the web sites %e go onto, the
TV programmes we watch, where soon anyone will
be able to view this movie, in any case," she said.

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Memorial Service

July 5,1940 March 20, 2006

Memorial and celebration of his life to be held
Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 4:30 p.m.
Paradise Harbour Club and Marina, Paradise Island

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.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Children's
Paradise Foundation, which provides vacations for orphaned and homeless
children of the Bahamas, P.O. Box SS 6308, Nassau, Bahamas.

Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited, 22 Palmdale Avenue,
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas.

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mental Health Services can
do for your community when'
you can do it yourself.
That was the view taken
by Englerston's "youth for a
cleaner community" who
cleaned their main park last
With their Member of Par-
liament Glenys Hanna-Mar-
tin's assistance, garbage bins

have been placed and sharp
eyes onthe look out for lit-
"They came together by
their own initiative and did
work on the park, including
the repairing and painting of
the walls and bleachers," said
Mrs Hanna-Martin.
It is a project they took on
as a Ne\ Yeai's resolution
and so far they have had

much success, especially
against graffiti writers.
"For more than two
months now we have not
had any graffiti on the
walls," said Sean Barrett, a
leader of the group. "I
believe that is so because we
in the community have tak-
en it upon ourselves to see
that the park is kept

N ENGLERSTON Member of Parliament Glenys Hanna-Martin and youngsters from that constituency
during last week's clean-up of the community park
(BIS photo by Gladstone Thurston).

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Port Authority approves $6m


Whampoa contract

Tribune Business Reporter
The $6 million Hutchison
Whampoa contract to
screen all US-bound
containers leaving
Freeport Container Port
was ratified by Grand Bahama Port
Authority yesterday, with its deputy
chairman saying fears expressed
about the deal by some US senators
should not negatively impact the port.
Mrs Willie Moss said GBPA was
"very pleased" that the decision was
made for port officials to use radiation
detection equipment to straddle car-
riers to detect nuclear material,
reminding the public that the deci-
sion had been made since May, 2005.
"I think it is a very good thing,"
she said. "We have pre-clearance
facilities at all our ports of entry and
this is another step in that direction."
Mrs Moss added that there are 60
examples of such equipment being
used at ports around the world. The
Bahamas has been chosen as the first
country in the region to be commis-
sioned to participate in anti-terror-
ism efforts in this way.
"I am proud that the port has been

chosen to participate in this kind of
exercise," she said.
Hutchison Whampoa's Hong Kong
officials defended the move yester-
day, telling the Associated Press that
"it's not feasible or practical for US
officials to work in ports across the
The best option for the United
States is to rely on trusted agents
using sophisticated inspection equip-
ment to scan shipments at ports
abroad, said John Meredith, group
managing director for Hutchison Port
Holdings. The company is
Hutchison's maritime subsidiary and
the world's largest ports company.
Hutchison is in the final stages of
being awarded a no-bid, $6 million
contract from the US to help run a
sophisticated radiation detector at the
Freeport Container Port in the
Bahamas, 65 miles from the Ameri-
can shoreline.
In last Friday's Tribune Business it
was reported that US Senator Charles
Schumer said the move "raised many
A US customs investigator who
specialises in smuggling cases said his
concern is that a low-paid employee
might be vulnerable to bribes and

Deputy chairman of GBPA says US senators' fears,

over deal shouldn't have negative impact on port

provide terrorists with information
about how the equipment works and
which material triggers alarms.
But Mr Meredith told AP that his
company has elaborate security
checks, including filming inspectors
checking the containers.
He said the US can't afford to post
its own customs agents in ports all
over the world. Even if the US agents
were abroad, they wouldn't have juris-
diction and would be restricted by
local laws, he said.
Some of the 43 ports are operated
by Hutchison, and each of these ports
has radiation scanners. Cargo that
flows through such "CSI" ports is
expedited through American security
procedures once it reaches US shores.
At these 43 ports, cargo scanning
and inspection is done by local gov-
ernment customs agents, but US cus-
toms inspectors work alongside them,
said US Customs and Border'Protec-

tion spokeswoman Kristi Clemens.
"We accompany them or do it in
conjunction with them," she said. "It
is the foreign port operator's equip-
ment, but we must be allowed to also
inspect the cargo that is being trans-
shipped. "
Customs security procedures at the
sprawling Bahamas port are not rig-
orous enough to qualify it for partic-
ipation in the US customs security
programme, and so American agents
are not allowed to work there.
Mr Meredith told AP that since the
September, 2001, terror attacks,
Hutchison has been at the forefront of
the movement to protect shipping
lanes from terrorist threats. He said
the company which is among the
shipping industry's most respected -
has played a key role in pushing for
more advanced X-ray and radiation-
detecting systems. "We've been doing
it because we think it's a good thing to

do, but we don't like to get kicked in
the teeth doing it," he said.
He added that if the US govern-
ment doesn't want to trust "friend-
lies" or inspectors from responsible
companies and governments to screen
shipments, then it would have to build
its own offshore inspection sites and
"that would be far too expensive."
Another option would be not to
inspect cargo until it arrives at US
ports, but that would risk an attack onl
the American coast, he said.
Senator Schumer claims that the
Bahamas government left no option"
for the deal to go any other way. He:
said he does not oppose awarding the
contract to a foreign company, but
believes US customs agents should
be stationed at the Bahamas port.
"The Bahamas basically said no and
we sort of shrugged our shoulders,':
Schumer said. "We ought to push
harder to do that."

Organizations team

up for April seminar

Tribune Business
THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce, the United States
Embassy's Commercial Sec-
tion, and the Bahamas Devel-
opment Bank (BDB) have
teamed up to present the sec-
ond annual Business Develop-
ment Seminar, designed to give
small, medium, and micro-
sized businesses the footing
they need to be able to be
more competitive on the glob-
al stage.
The seminar is a part of the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce week, which will be held
under the theme "Globalisa-
tion and Competitiveness: The
21st Century Bahamas", from
April 19 to 26.
The Business Development
Seminar will be held on April
20 and 21 at the Radisson
Asher Epstein, managing
director of the Dingman Cen-
ter for Entrepreneurship at the
University of Maryland, will
be the keynote speaker at the
seminar, addressing new chal-

lenges faced by such business-
es and entrepreneurs, while
highlighting the opportunities
for growth and/or specialisa-
Factors such as limited
economies, use of technology,
new markets, impact of trade
agreements, ingenuity arid
invention, and access to capital
will be discussed.
Emphasis will be placed on
the role of entrepreneurship
in sustained economic devel-
opment, according to Cham-
ber president, Tanya Wright.
Mrs Wright hosted a press
conference at the Chamber's
headquarters yesterday, along
with Dale McCardy of the
BDB, Ann Marie Bain of the
US Embassy, Chester Coop-
er, chairman of Chamber
week, Gershan Major and
Kaalis Rolle.
"We need to recognize our
economic potential and our
voices need to be heard," she
told the local business com-
Mrs McHardy said that
BDB was excited about spon-

SEE page 5B

CAIC meeting in Bahamas for first time

Tribune Business Reporter
THE Caribbean Association of Industry
and Commerce (CAIC) board of direc-
tors meeting and The Chamber of Com-
merce Presidents will be held in the
Bahamas for the first time, it was
announced yesterday.
Mrs Tanya Wright, local Chamber pres-
ident, was appointed as vice-president and
director of CAIC last year, a move that
has led to this significant conference grac-
ing Bahamian shores.
CAIC is the umbrella organisation that
helps the private sector of representative


bodies for the Caribbean region, and is
vocal on issues affecting economic growth,
regional integration, social development,
poverty alleviation, and the enabling envi-
ronment for private sector development.
"The Chamber of Commerce is look-
ing forward to hosting this delegation,
which takes place during our 35th annual
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Cham-
ber Week." said Mrs Wright at a press
conference at her headquarters yesterday.
The CAIC represents industries ranging
from banking to distribution, to avia-

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Comments indicate that

'economy is doing well

R recent comments
by Government
and Central Bank
officials continue
to indicate that the economy
is doing well. In fact, official
projections are that the econ-
omy should grow by some 3.5
per cent this year.
To validate this view, I can-
vassed some of my contacts on
whether they felt that the econ-
omy was, in fact, doing well.
My informal survey gave me
mixed results. Those who ran
service, retail and financial sec-
tor related businesses general-
ly agreed... but the everyday
person trying to make ends
meet found this whole notion
of a strong economy somewhat

According to Central Bank's
observations...with the excep-
tion of Grand Bahama, it
appears that tourism is doing
quite well. This was further
confirmed by industry execu-
tives, who recently commented
in the local press on the
improvement in the industry's
(revPAR), a key statistic of the
sector's health.
The domestic housing sec-
tor is expected to be strong for
some time into the future as


there is significant shortage of
affordable low-income and
middle-class housing. There-
fore, for the next several years,
there must be a continuing
effort to pro ide for this shortt-
Another important driver of
economic growth during the
second quarter was foreign
investment inflows. While
there have been many
announcements of new pro-
jects the most notable being
Phase III of Atlantis, Baha
Mar, Ritz Carlton at Rose
Island, and the I Group at
Mayaguana with the excep-
tion of Atlantis, major con-
struction on these projects will
begin within a few years.
In checking with the Min-
istry of Financial Services and
Investments, I was told that
some $1.5 billion in new pro-
jects throughout the Bahamas
had already begun.
If this is indeed the case,
then this would explain the
economic momentum reported
by the Central Bank and gov-
ernment officials.
There cannot be a meaning-
ful discussion about the
Bahamian economy without
recognizing the importance of
ongoing foreign investment.
The point that I wish to
focus on for the remainder of
this column is the need to
ensure that the public has ade-
quate information about major
developments approved in the

I was privy to several con-
versations this weekend about
these various proposed pro-
jects and was surprised to dis-
cover that too many persons
seem clueless as to the scope,
manner and implications of
these proposed developments.
The environmentalists con-
sistently voice their concerns
over the impact these devel-

opments would have on our
fragile eco-system. There is
growing body of Bahamians
who feel that this is perhaps
the 'greatest land giveaway of
all times'. And, there is a con-
stituency who fully supports
these,projects and laud their
long-term benefit based on the
public relations spin given at
the time of announcement.
Sadly, however, the greatest
number of persons have no
real opinion because they sim-
ply do not have sufficient infor-
mation for informed analysis.
At the end of the day, the
public has a right to know what
is being proposed and what is
being approved. I would like
to suggest that all heads of
agreement, which are
approved by Parliament, be
posted on a House of Assem-
bly website. Once documents
are tabled in the House they
should be posted within 24
Indeed, citizens are entitled
to have their views factored
into mega projects which'
include Crown Land grants, re-
routing of major roads, nation-
al economic development pol-
icy and environmental con-

Further, all developers
should have where
they post their plans etc and
rationale for their proposals.

The maintenance of a website
should be a condition prece-
dent for all major develop-
There is no reason to believe
that any of the developers who
have executed heads of agree-
ment, or any of our proposed
major developers, have any
hidden agenda. Further, I fun-
damentally believe that all
developers would embrace an
open and dynamic partnership
with the community regarding
their plans.
However, without good
information, misinformation
could contribute to unneces-
sary opposition.
Until next week...

Larry R. Gibson, a char-
tered financial analyst, is vice-
president pensions, Colonial
Pensions Services (Bahamas)
Limited, a wholly-owned sub-
sidiary of Colonial Group
International Ltd, which owns
Atlantic Medical Insurance
Ltd and is a major shareholder
of Security and General Insuir-
ance Company in.Te:
Bahamas. ,
The views expressedare
those of the author and do not
necessarily represent those of
Colonial Group International
or any of its subsidiary and/or
affiliated companies. Please
direct any questions or com-'
ments to rlgibson@atlantic-




The Public Hospitals Authority invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the post
of Manager, Business Office, Grand Bahama Health Services.
Applicant must possess the following qualifications.
Professional qualification Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Certified Chartered
Accountant (ACCA) or Chartered Accountant (CA), Masters of Business Administration (MBA),
Master of Arts (MA) in the relevant area and one (1) year experience as Assistant Accountant or
Bachelors of Science Degree (BSc), Bachelors of Arts Degree (BA), Bachelors of Business
Administration and two (2) years experience as Assistant Accountant; Associate Degree and a
minimum of four (4) years experience as an Assistant Accountant and must be Computer literate.
The Business Office Manager will report to the Financial and Accounting Officer and be responsible
for the management for the management of all operations of the Business Office.
1. Prepares department budget and strategic plans for each fiscal year.
2. Prepares comparative analytical report on revenue collection for each fiscal year.
3. Prepares monthly analysis of revenue collected and ensures monthly financial reports are
4. Ensures policies and procedures are in place to prevent opportunity for fraud and system
5. Reconciles end of year accounts receivable for private patients and submits findings and
recommendations to Finance Officer.
6. Ensures all effort is made to meet monthly and yearly revenue collection targets.
7. Establish new job functions to improve customer service and revenue collection,
8. Consults and assists patients with financial constraints.
9. Liaises with Social Services Department regarding approvals for patients medical procedures.
10. Ensures patients are made aware of outstanding balances and receive bills in a timely manner.
11. Evaluates staff and ensures that all business office employees adhere to their job descriptions
and any other duties assigned pertaining to their job function.
12. Assists in any other duties assigned by the Finance Officer to provide excellent customer
(internal and external) satisfaction and revenue enhancement.
13. Ensures that National Insurance Board and companies billings are forwarded for payments in
a timely manner.
Letters of application and curricula vita should be submitted to the Director of Human Resources,
Public Hospitals Authority, P.O. Box N-8200 or Manx Corporate Centre, Dockendale House, West
Bay Street or through your Head of Department no later than 10th April, 2006.



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By LaryGbsn



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000, the dissolution of PLAYSMART HOLDINGS
INC., has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.

(Liquidator) .,,


Credit Suisse Wealth Management
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:
Recent graduate accredited University/College
PC Literacy (MS Word and Excel)
Excellent mathematics skills
The candidate will be expected to:
SProcess 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 mail to: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-4801
Nassau, Bahamas

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B flE TA

'No environment



leaves the Bahamas

vulnerable to developments

Tribune Business Reporter
THE fact that there is no land or marine use
policy in the Bahamas is having detrimental
effects during a time when the country is
embracing a number of major developments
throughout the islands, a leading human rights
and environmental advocate told an interna-
tional conference last week.
According to Grand Bahama Human
Rights Association (GBHRA) president
Fredrick Smith having "no environmental
protection laws" leaves the country vulnerable
to the massive developments now occurring,
and "all developments have huge impacts on
our fragile, varying and unique eco-systems."
Mr Smith made the comments while pre-
senting a paper at an International Conference
in Santo Domingo on the use of environmen-
tal laws to protect the environment in the
His paper, entitled "Description and the
use of Law in the Bahamas to protect the
Environment", outlined the Bahamas' "par-
ticular challenge" of being made up of small
land masses.
It also emphasised the similarity of chal-
lenges faced by Caribbean nations with respect
to investment, development, pollution and
environmental marine and land destruction.
"Deforestation and development not only
cause destruction of our land environment,
but likewise cause huge collateral damage to
our marine habitats and reefs," he said.
"The Bahamas has become a seductive
playground for affluent, foreign, second home
owners and resort developers, golfing com-
munities and mega yachts and marinas. With

little available beachfront land for develop-
ment in South Florida, the pristine and cheap
beachfront land in the Bahamas is at a pre-
' mium."
Mr Smith made similar comments in Mon-
day's Tribune Business, when he warned that
not enough may be left for Bahamians, and
"only half of one per cent of all affluent
Bahamians will one day be able to buy prop-
erty or houses" in the exclusive developments
coming on stream.
He told the conference, sponsored by E-
LAW, the Environmental Law Alliance
Worldwide from California, the Institute of
Environmental Lawyers of the Dominican
Republic (IDARD) and the Jamaica Envi-
ronmental Trust (JET), that he felt that citi-
zens of the Bahamas are discriminated against
as the numerous concessions given to foreign
investors are not available to Bahamian citi-
"Our public lands, called Crown Lands, are
given away almost free to promote foreign
development and resold for millions of dollars
by the developers, Mr Smith told the confer-
"Our government gives away property,
business, hotel, customs and stamp tax exemp-
tions unnecessarily. They are no match for
the slick talking fast paced financial wizards
who work up glossy project brochures to
extract permits from eager politicians intent
only on making public announcements about
the huge investments they have succeeded in
attracting to the Bahamas."
Mr Smith went on to review the "Save.Gua-
na Cay" matter now before the courts to the
Santo Domingo Conference.
He emphasised that the challenge by the

grass-roots lobby was a three-pronged attack
through courts, political action and interna-
tional exposure and scrutiny on scientific
issues and due process.
Finally, he encouraged his colleagues to
"be persistent, be patient, take a many
pronged approach, achieve incremental and
small successes, educate constantly through
all media and importantly fight for the sake of
exposing issues.
"Because even if a battle in the war to pro-
tect rights is lost, merely having the battle
will change the course of the war, and cause
policy-makers, governments and developers to
rethink their next steps and reduce abuse.
That, in and of itself, is winning the war."
Mr Smith's colleagues from E-LAW assist
public interests lawyers and scientists around
the world to gain skills and resources needed
to protect the environment through law.
The group focuses on empowering advo-
cates with legal and scientific tools in their
home countries to help them to protect the
It also provides technical assistance to
strengthen national NGOs and provides
intensive training fellowship and helps to build
national and regional networks.
E-LAW has been assisting the Save Guana
Cay Reef Association in its fight to save the
environment in Guana Cay.
JET is the Jamaican environmental NGO
which lobbies for protection of the environ-
ment, development of sounder environmental
laws and lobbies for sustainable development
practices in Jamaica.
The conference was attended by about 40
lawyers from the Dominican Republic, Ore-
gon, The Bahamas, Haiti and Jamaica.

Tourism representatives attend trade show

MINISTRY of Tourism repre-
sentatives attended Seatrade 2006
Cruise Shipping Convention and
Trade Show at Miami Beach
Convention Center.
Seatrade is the largest cruise
industry trade show and a meet-
ing place for cruise line visitors
and cruise line suppliers, with 950
exhibiting companies and over
100 countries represented.
It includes four full days of
cruise shipping conferences and
three days of exhibition.

"Our focus at Seatrade 2006
was on small luxury cruise lines,
which have a smaller passenger
capacity, but the average cabin
cost is $400 per night. The small
luxury cruise line passenger has a
greater visitor spend..Our goal
was to meet with the leading lux-
ury cruise lines and present our
inter-island itineraries.
"We liaised with the Port Con-
troller to create routes that are
safe, navigable and also showcase
the multiplicity of the destination.

The itineraries include calls on
Nassau, Grand Bahama and the
Out Islands," says Carla Stuart,
director cruise development, Min-
istry of Tourism.
The small luxury cruise line
industry is a fast-growing segment
which includes roughly 40 brands
and accounts for $6 billion of a
global cruise market, which gen-
erates $20 billion dollars in sales
Small luxury cruise lines calling
on the Bahamas provide an

avenue for exposure to the Fam-
ily Islands, where larger cruise
ships cannot access. It also expos-
es high end visitors to the islands
of the Bahamas.
In addition to attracting new
cruise lines, the cruise develop-
ment department at the Ministry
of Tourism is also responsible for
implementing a cruise conversion
programme (convert cruise pas-
sengers to stopover visitors),
which is in its initial stages of
planning and implementation.

Toad ert illeinThe r ibune/7

Electronic Banking
A reputable financial institution headquartered in Bermuda, with offices in
The Bahamas, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and the United
Kingdom, Butterfield Bank offers a wide range of services to local and
international clients. Offering excellent benefits in a service-focused, positive
working environment, this position provides an opportunity to live and work
.in Bermuda, an international business centre and popular tourist destination.
An exciting opportunity currently exists for a results oriented self starter with
a record of professional achievements to join a dynamic Electronic Banking
team. The successful candidate directly to the Vice President,
Electronic Banking and has the overall responsibility for the operations of the
Bank's credit card, debit card and merchant acquiring businesses.

Core Responsibilities
* Manage an operations organisation for various card issuer/merchant
acquirer back office support functions
Participate with Finance and Product Management in establishing
operating budgets
Create and launch best practices, which include establishing,
documenting and instituting workflows
Institute and manage risk management practices and controls
Establish productivity benchmarks, service levels and as well as
formulating measurements and tracking
Provide support and knowledge to ensure that line and staff
personnel develop the necessary knowledge and skills

Desired Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Business or related discipline from a well
recognized university
* A minimum of seven years progressive experience in an issuer/acquirer
operations role with 2-3 years in a management capacity with direct
experience of managing issuer/acquirer operations
* Demonstrated experience in card/merchant industry including business
dynamics, operations, servicing and issues related to fraud and risk
* Sound knowledge of bankcard operating regulations and experience
with all facets of card issuer and merchant acquiring operations and
back office functions including core processor functionality and
risk/fraud management tools
* Experience in back office re-engineering and efficiency enhancement
* Strong managerial, interpersonal and communication skills and project
management skills
* Proficient in Microsoft Suite of products

Closing date: April 6, 2006

Debra Hamlin, Human Resources
Butterfield Bank
P.O. Box HM 195
Hamilton HM AX
Fax: (441) 292 2073

RA-The Bahamas Co-operative
.OER/ly League Limited

SVacancy Notice

-s--' ,-

The Bahamas
Co-operative League
Requires the services of a:

Messenger / Office Assistant

The successful applicant will be responsible for:.
-Pr6vidTng messenger services
*Assiting with general office duties

Applicants should:
Be a Bahamian Citizen
Possess a valid drivers license
Possess a minimum of a High School Diploma
Be Computer Literate
Have good interpersonal skills

Applicants should submit their resumes to:
The Bahamas Co-operative League Limited
#9 Jerome and Campbell Avenues
or fax the resume to 393-3700.

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#25 Jerome Avenue Tel: 242-393-3691 Fax: 242-394-5834
P.O. Box SS-6314 Nassau, The Bahamas


Bed "Bath Kitchen

Last Street South & IndepnJenence Roun-about

L:' in Low (,

..... 4 forks/knives/spoons $1.00 | '*
Pitcher & 4 cups $6.25
* 'W IS~erving Dishes (3 piece) $9.95
Steam Iron $13.95

S T. : ? f hamas

-- Dish Towels .45
:."L Wash Cloths .95
-Am o.ini Laundry Baskets $1.95
Bath Towel $4.95
Kitchen Set $4.95
Ironing Boards $6.95
'(5 piece) Bathroom Set $9.95
Decorative Vases $9.95
. . ..... .. . .. .^

2 piece Salad Spoon 4
6 piece Steak Knife Set $1,45
S5piece Storage Set $4.95

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TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2006, HAUL 3B~t

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Bahamians get scholarships to CFA programme

Legal Notice



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137(4) of the International Business Companies Act
has been dissolved and struck off the Register
according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by
the Registrar General on the 13th day of March,

Continental Liquidators Inc,
No. 2 Commercial Centre Square,
Aloifi, Niue Islands

Legal Notice


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2002, Notice is
hereby given that:-

1. FDS ADVISORS LTD. (In Voluntary Liquidation) is
in dissolution.
2. Proceedings to wind-up and dissolve the Company
were commenced on the 27th day of March A.D.,
3. Mrs. Debi Williams Hancock whose address is
Katherina Court, Suites 203 & 205, Lagoon Building,
Olde Towne at Sandyport, is the Liquidator of the
Company for the purposes of such dissolution.

Registered Agent


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


N SHOWN (from left to right) are: Charlene Lewis, CFA Bahamas membership chair; Magali Granges, CFA Bahamas president;
Stephen Sherman; Kia Curling; Cheryl Rolle-Deleveaux; Jeanelle Toussaint; Michealla Rolle; David Ramirez, CFA Bahamas sec-
retary; Kristina Fox, CFA Bahamas treasurer; David Slatter, CFA Bahamas vice-president. Missing: Christopher Dorsett, CFA
Bahamas education chair; Warren Davis, CFA Bahamas past president.

FIVE Bahamians have been
awarded scholarships to the

Chartered Financial Analysts
(CFA) programme.

Legal Notice


(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

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

The date of commencement of dissolution is 1st day of
March, 2006.
Taurin Corporate Anstalt of Stadtle 36,
9490 Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein


Legal Notice



Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby
given that the above-named Company has been dissolved
and struck off the Register pursuant to a Certificate of
Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 9th day
of March, A.D., 2006.

Dated the 24th day of March, A.D., 2006.

K. Floyd
Liquidator of

w I s oFinancial Advisors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of:
27 March 2006
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CL08E 1.369.50 / CHG 01.35.' %CHG 00. 10 YTD 19 79,' ', TD ': 01 :,
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
0.95 0.59 Abaco Markets 0.59 0.59 0.00 0.169 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.70 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.70 10.70 0.00 1.456 0.360 7.3 3.36%
7.24 5.88 Bank of Bahamas 6.95 6.95 0.00 1.500 0 643 0.330 10.8 4.75%
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 O 10' 0 060 12.0 4.76%
1.20 0.95 Fidelity Bank 1.18 1.18 0.00 0.070 0040 16'7 3.42%
9.60 8.00 Cable Bahamas 9.20 9.20 0.00 8,500 0.565 0.240 16.3 2.61%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.70 1.70 0.00 -0.067 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.69 8.33 Commonwealth Bank 9.38 9.50 0.12 16.500 0,861 0.490 11.0 5.16%
5.68 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.68 5.47 0.21 20,000 0 091 0 091 62.7 0.84%
2.88 1.45 Doctor's Hospital 2.45 2.45 0.0O J .4V/ 0 000 5.6 0.00%
6.21 4.02 Famguard 6.21 6.21 0.00 3.00 0 542 0.240 11.5 3.86%
10.99 9.99 Finco 10.66 .10.66 0.00 800 0.738 0.540 14.4 5.07%
11.00 7.75 FirstCaribbean 10.90 10.90 0.00 200 0.828 0.500 13.2 4.59%
10.40 7.99 Focol 10.40 10.40 0.00 500 0.833 0.500 12.5 4.81%
1.27 1.15 Freeport Concrete 1.15 1.15 0.00 -O 162 000 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 7.89 7.88 -0.01 0.134 0.000 58.9 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.585 4.9 5.85%
Faielity Over-The-Counter SenurItles
-'..'.H,-i 52.Sk.Lo. S/r,mbol Bid S /A k S L I I -_ i1 : P1 C. 1 i I' -
i 25 1Z. 25 Bahamas Sup.rmarKels 13 25 t4 25 11 i 0 1 -I -' '"
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0 5J 0 20 RND Holdings 0 29 0 54 0 00 044 0.000 NM 0.00%
Cclina Over-The.Courer Seourllles
Ji OC, d28 00 ABDziB 41 00 J -' J I ,-', .. .....: 1 I
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.75 13.75 12.50 1.105 0 810 14.6 6.93%
j 0 u 0 35 RND Hold;ngs 0 29 0 54 0 n- n imt 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
2.v, -. 52.'-Lo Fun.3 Name NA .' TD'. L.:l 1 J %
I7Si 1 2144 Colina Meor.ey Market Fund 1 278569'
2.6662 2.2268 Fidelity Baharrias G & I Fund 2.6662 "
10.8590 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.8590**"""
2.3312 2.1953 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.331152**
1.1592 1.1547 Colina Bond Fund 1.159154***
FINDEX. CLOSE 592 03 / YTD 7.28% / 2006 28.0%.
BiZ,t LL SHA-RE INDE X 19 Dec 02 = I 0orj0 00 IELC.-L'. i' 1i I Il l.. ../idends divided by closing price
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prlol week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings pei 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 Baharnas Stock Index January 1. 1994 = 100
"* AS AT JAN. 31, 2006/ ... AS AT FEB. 28, 2006
" AS AT MAR 10. 2006 "" A AT FEB 26. 2006 ""....AS AT FEB 28 20.06E
TO TRADE CALL: COt.tNA 242-602-7010 I PtIDEITYV g4g-35y768

The CFA Societyof the
Bahamas, a non-profit organi-
sation of investment profes-
sionals, said the five were Kia
Curling, Michaella Rolle,
Cheryl Rolle-Deleveaux,
Stephen Sherman and Jeanelle
The CFA programme sets a
globally recognized standard
for measuring the competence
and integrity of financial ana-
lysts, portfolio managers and
investment advisers. Currently,

mure than 70,000 investment
professionals in 100 countries
hold the CFA charter.
The CFA Society of the
Bahamas's scholarship pro-
gram will enable the recipients
to take the June 2006 exam in
Nassau for a reduced registra-
tion and enrollment fee of
Candidates normally pay up
to $1.050 to take the CFA
,exam, depending on when they
register and Where they live.

NOTICE is hereby given that FRANCIS JOSEPH OF HOPE
TOWN, 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 28TH day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that JOHNNY MAURICE, EAST
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 21ST day of MARCH, 2006 to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

S Legal Notice



SPursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby
given that the above-named Company has been dissolved
and struck off the Register pursuant to a Certificate of
Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 9th day
of March, A.D., 2006.

Dated the 24th day of March, A.D., 2006.

C. C. Beekman
Liquidator of

Legal Notice



Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby
given that the above-named Company has been dissolved
and struck off the Register pursuant to a Certificate of
Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 9th day
of March, A.D., 2006.

Dated the 24th day of March, A.D., 2006.

C. C. Beekman
Liquidator of


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Organizations team

up for April seminar

FROM page 1B

scoring Chamber week, because
it creates even more outlets for
entrepreneurs to gain priceless
information and contacts.
She noted that the bank
recently opened its business
information centre, which has
resourceful computer software
to assist.smaller businesses.
"About two.years ago, we
saw the need to develop a
small business advisory service
department," she said. "Both
of these services give business
information to small or aspir-
ing businesses that are looking

for a way to improve their
Anne Marie Bain, econom-
ic/commercial assistant of the
American Embassy, ando>,, dJ
the conference as .onie ih.t
would offer a wealth of infor-
mation to its participants.
Day on& of the seminar will
also focus on the topic "Devel-
oping a Winning Business",
addressed by representatives
from the Bahamas Domestic
Investment Board, the Min-
istry of Financial Services and
Investments, Scotia Bank,
Ernst and Young, and the
Ronald Langston, national
director of the Minority Busi-

ness Development Agency of
the US Department of Com-
merce, will address the subject:
TIhe Changing Face of Small
Business in the 21st Century:
Opportunities, Challenges and
Threatsonri the 20th.


Day two of the conference
will focus on the "A to Zs of
Franchising", which will be fol-
lowed by an executive round-
table panel discussion.
Mrs Wright said this year's
Chamber week will be marked
with a number of "significant
firsts", including a national
presidents meeting between

leaders of all the chambers
throughout the country.
Chamber week will also be
highlighted by the first annual
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce Globalisation Confer-
ence; an awards banquet
recognizing the outstanding
business person of the year and
the developing entrepreneur
of the year; and the Caribbean
Association of Industry Com-
merce Regional Chanfber
president meeting.
Nominations for the awards
banquet must be submitted to
the Chamber by the end of this
week. Registration for the sem-
inar can also be submitted to
the Chamber at a cost of $125.

CAIC meeting in Bahamas for first time

FROM page 1B

tion/transportation. CAIC
hopes for co-operation with
Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB), and trading
agreements with the World
Trade Organisation (WTO),
African Caribbean and Pacific
(ACP), Caribbean Single Mar-
ket and Economy (CSME) and
bi-lateral agreements through-

out the world.
Said Mrs Wright: "There is
no doubt that the region is
looking for the Bahamas to
play a greater role in the
regional private sector coali-
tion, although the CAIC has
already solidified itself as the
means by which Caribbean
businesses can now ensure that
there is a representative which
can bring a private sector per-
spective and ensure that prac-

NOTICE is hereby given that MAGDELINE ROSE D. DILOT,
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 28TH day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.



Employment Opportuni
SJunior Human Resources 7Clerk

Commonwealth Bank is the premier Bahamian Bank with branches
located in New Providence, Grand Bahama'and Abaco. We are
committed to delivering superior quality service, to training and
developing our employees, to creating value for our shareholders
and to promoting economic growth and stability in the community.

This position is open to candidates with the following minimum
requirements: -

Core Functions:
Administering the Bank's aptitude test to applicants
Supporting the smooth functioning of the recruitment process
Typing correspondence relative to the recruitment process
Preparing new employee files
Serves as the relief Receptionist ,

Job Requirements:
Associate's Degree in Business, Human Resources or a
related field
Very Good PC skills (MS Word, MS Excel)
Excellent command of the English Language, both written
and oral

Personal Attributes:
Excellent work attitude, punctuality and attendance record
Highly confidential in nature
Ability to interact with others in a professional manner
Ability to prioritize tasks
Initiative and ability to learn new tasks quickly

Compensation Package:
The successful candidate will be offered an excellent compensation
package including outstanding benefits such as:

Performance-based incentives
Medical, vision and dental insurances
Life insurance

Qualified persons should submit their resumes and copies of certificates
in WRITING or EMAIL before April 7, 2006 to:

Head Office, The Plaza, 2"d Floor, Mackey Stree.
P.O. Box SS-6263,
Nassau, Bahamas
SFax: 394-0758
E-mail address:

tical business realities are tak-
en into consideration.
"This globalisation confer-
ence will assist the Bahamian
business community and others
in identifying the role we will
play in globalisation," she
With the second annual

Business Development Semi-
nar and Franchise Show, as
well as the 35th annual
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce Chamber Week all tak-
ing place in the same time
frame, it is sure to be one of
the busiest and best meetings
of the year.

NOTICE is hereby given that NATASHA TIME OF MACKEY
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 28TH day of MARCH, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 HAYWAIN HOLDINGS
LTD. is in dissolution.
The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 21st March, 2006.
David Thain of Amer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd., 308 East Bay Street,
P.O. Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of HAYWAIN HOLDINGS LTD.
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 21st April 2006. "



Core Functions:
Engineer, install, administer, maintain, audit, optimize
and troubleshoot the organization's Local Area Network
(LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) facilities, providing
users with a continuous connectivity to networked
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related
field from a recognized tertiary Intuition plus three (3)
years computer experience in both Local Area Network
(LAN) and Wide Area Nework (WAN)
MCSE, CCNA and MCSA certifications
Sound knowledge of Microsoft 2003 Service and
office products
Sound knowledge of AS/400 operations and security
.* Sound oral and written communications skills
S* Ability to interpert technical installation documents.

Interested persons should submit a resume and a copy
of degrees) and transcripts) to:
The Human Resources Manager
c/o: The Tribune
DA 4575
SP.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, The Bahamas
Deadline: Wednesday, April 5th, 2006




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 COWART INVESTMENTS
LTD. is in dissolution.
The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 21st March, 2006.
David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd., 308 East Bay Street,
PO. Box N-3917 is the Liqultdator of COWART INVESTMENTS LTD.
All persons having claims aalinst the above-named company are required
to send their address and particulars of their debts to the Liquidator before
the 21st April'2091.'

/ dThain
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Credit Suisse Wealth Management
is presently considering applications for a


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:

Minimum of 10 years well rounded banking experience in treasury/execution and related departments
of an offshore bank
Strong management and leadership skills
Well versed in Swiss/ Brazilian banking practices and standards
II-depth knowledge of international Money Market/Forex Exchange Trading/Treasuries/Emerging
Markets/Derivatives/Securities Operations/Execution, etc.
PC Literacy (MS Word, Access, Excel)
Experience in trading platforms like TradeWeb, eSpeed, Bloomberg Bond Trader.
Knowledge on risk management and portfolio management.
Fluent English and Portuguese
Proven track record

The candidate will be expected to:
Develop. recommend and ensure the implementation of the bank's trading operation strategy
Monitor/evaluate the bank's position and oversee existing and prospective trading activities
Provide advice and guidance to dealers and traders engaged in treasury activities
Provide sales support to relationship managers

Personal Qualities:
Excellent organizational and communication skills
A 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 mail to: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-4801
Nassau, Bahamas




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"A MONKEY has been
placed on the backs of the
Bahamas," said Bahamas
Association of Athletic Asso-
ciations (BAAA) public rela-
tions officer Ralph McKinney.
"And in order to get this mon-
key of the backs of the run-
ners, they will need more
McKinney's comments
came after the baton slipped
out of the hands of Avard
Moncur at the Common-
wealth Games on Saturday -
the slip up forced the
Bahamas to pull out of the
finals of the men's 4x400m.
Moncur's foul is being
described as a rookie mistake,
but one that could have hap-
pened to any team.
While not trying to make
any excuses, McKinney
explained that the members
of the team have about two
or three opportunities to prac-
tice with each other. These

Reaction after

4x400m final

practice sessions take place at
the meets days before the
scheduled event.
To some that is not a lot of
time, but the BAAA has to
work with the members select-
ed because the majority of the
athletes are competing on the
international scene.
McKinney said: "We always
have a hard time in fielding a
team for the Commonwealth
Games. The games are sched-
uled so early and because of
that we have a difficult time.
"The team practises while
they are at the games, but it is
difficult because these athletes
compete all over the world.
They are not awarded the
time to practise like in an actu-
al event or meet, all the teams

need a pre-meet."
Dropping the baton not
only haunted team Bahamas,
but Jamaica's women's
4x400m team, and Ghana's
men's team in the 4x100m.
In the women's 4x400m,
Jamaica was able to pick up
the baton finishing in fourth
place, while Ghana did not
This is the second time the
men's 4x400m team have had
to walk off the track recently,
the first happening just days
before the start of the Com-
monwealth Games.
At the World Indoor Cham-
pionships, Nathaniel McKin-
ney pulled up on the second
leg of the race with a ham-
string injury forcing the team

to throw in the towel.
McKinney added: "Relays
are always a problem and the
only thing we can do is hope
and pray that they can exe-
cute in the finals, especially
since they don't practise.
"The difficult thing about

were invited last year to the
Penn Relays, I can't say if they
are going to extend it again to
us or if they have already, but
I know that those four guys
will love the opportunity to go
and compete.
"This will be their second

"The team practices while
they are at the games, but it is
difficult because these athletes
compete all over the world.
They are not awarded the time
to practise like in an actual
event or meet, all the teams
need a pre-meet."

BAAA public relations officer Ralph McKinney

relays is trying to field a team
who is available to run. We

chance, a time to reveal to the
Bahamian public and the
world that they are still the

team to reckon with.
"I want us to go to Penn
Relays, if only to run the
relays for both squads. These
little meets allow the team
members to come together, a
time out of their busy sched-
ules to get in at least one or
two races, together.
"These races are the key to.
our success, not only in the
men's 4x400m but the sprint
relays as well. This will better
prepare us."
With no major champi-
onships scheduled until late
July for the senior teams,
McKinney said he and the
BAAA will have to take
another look at the calendar
hoping to schedule several
meets for the members.
Although the professional
athletes will be busy on the.
circuit, the Penn Relays is the
only meet they can compete
as team Bahamas.
This meet is set for April
while the BAAA national
championships will be hosted
in July and the Central Amer-
ican and Caribbean Games for
late July.

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Junior Sports Reporter
AFTE Rfalling to the hands of the HO Nash Lions all season,
the SC McPherson Sharks bounced back on Friday to even up
the championship series and pull off a one game lead yesterday
with a 34-27 victory.
Although the win was a combined effort, Maleisha Peterson
and Derinique Young took the game in their hands in the final
Lions were holding on tightly to a two point lead until Peter-
son stepped to the line to complete a there point play.
Now up by one point, the Sharks came back looking to bite
another piece out of the Lions. This portion was taken by Young
with a successful three pointer.
But the defending champions weren't settling. Leading their
charge was Kenva Johnson.
Even with Johnson making connections, the Sharks were
determined to score on their end. The see-saw battle finally
went in favour of the Sharks, who came back from a 10-point
deficit, a drought which started early in the second half of play.
According to the'Shark's head coach Albert Simms, the two
wins have only built the team's confidence and a closure should
come on Wednesday.
He said: "The girls are more confident now. The win on Fri-
day was the first time, since the season started, that they've
beaten HO Nash so now they know they can bounce back from
a 10 point deficit.
"All we need to do is continue playing the way we are and the
championship is ours to have. I know the team will be ready, con-
fidence-wise they are, so we will come out to the gym ready to
But for Lions' head coach Patricia Johnson, the loss should
come as a wake up call for her team, who were expecting the
Sharks to just hand them the victory.
"When you come out thinking that you have the team beat
only one thing happens after that, you will lose," said Johnson.
"That one thing happened to us, we lost. The girls thought
since they were the champions the other teams will come out and
play dead on them, that was a shock.
Now if they want to take this championship home they will
have to play for it, play hard to because the Sharks girls are com-
"I will let anyone know, if this team played the way they
played in here today, they will get beat."
The fourth game in the Government Secondary School Sport-
ing Association will continue on Wednesday at the AF Adder-
ley gym.

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