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Publication Date: April 10, 2006
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Volume: 102 No.118


MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006


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Applause as CEO

announces donation

for St Anne's pool


THUNDEROUS applause
erupted in St Anne's auditori-
um Friday as students and
teachers heard the surprise
announcement: After years of
fund-raising the school would
have a swimming pool.
Howard "Butch" Kerzner,
Kerzner International's Chief
Executive Officer, visited the
school on Friday and
announced that Kerzner will
donate a quarter of a million
dollars $250,000 to con-
struct a new state of the art pool
at the school that sits atop Fox
Hill.
The gift was the result of a
casual comment made to Mr
Kerzner by St Anne's Principal,
Cynthia Wells, when he visited
the school two days earlier.
During that visit Mrs Wells
told him that even though the
school had no pool, their swim
team came second in a recent
competition between all of the
Anglican Schools.
"When I was among you all a
few days ago talking about all
sorts of things my heart was
really touched," Mr Kerzner
told the school assembly on Fri-
day. "Barrie Farrington and I
got talking and so today I am
here to announce that my dad
(Sol Kerzner) and I are to
donate one quarter of a million
dollars to create a swimming
pool..."
Mr Kerzner was unable to
finish his sentence. Jubilant stu-
dents and teachers rose to'their
feet in thunderous applause.
Mr Kerzner said the compa-
ny hopes to start the project


immediately. "Whatever it
takes, if it takes a little bit more,
we % dll make sure that the pool
gets done," said Mr Kerzner as
he urged students to start taking
out their swim trunks.
This latest donation is in
keeping with Kerzner's com-
mitment to assist in the devel-
opment of the Bahamas. It is
also a major step forward for
the school that has for a number
of years been holding fund rais-
ing events to accumulate
enough money to build a pooL,
Kerzner International has
been a major supporter of St
Anne's. Last year the company
made a special donation to the
school's library.
Mr Kernzer said that since
moving to the Bahamas in 1996,
he and his family have been
welcomed and accepted by the
Bahamian people.
"I left my home country,
South Africa, about 25 years
ago," said Mr Kerzner. "For
many years I lived in various
places. It was not until I came to
The Bahamas around 10 years
ago that I truly could say to
myself: 'I have found a new
home.'
"My wife, two kids and i love
this country. What we have
going in this country is just
astounding. I believe that in 10,
20 or 30 years, we, together with
e\ervbody. are going to build
some amazing things in the
Bahamas. The story is just get-
ting started."
Although Mr Kerzner
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Miller seeks meeting

with AUTEC officials


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE FIRST face-to-face
meeting between officials at the
US Atlantic Undersea Test and
Evaluation Centre base and
Bahamian officials is being
sought by Agriculture and
Marine Resources Minister
Leslie Miller.
Mr Miller said that it is
"beyond time" that Bahamians
know exactly ). hat is being done
at the US base, and its affects
on the marine life and even the
human beings living in the area.
This call comes after a sec-
ond whale was found beached
in less than a month near the
US facility. In the past, whales
have been found even in the
harbour where US submarines


AGRICULTURE and
Marine Resources Minister
Leslie Miller
dock, sparking and outcry from
not only environmentalists, but
also local residents.
SEE page 10


Call for public ,
apology after
more than 140
are wrongfully
detained
0 By PAUL
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
ABNER Pinder, chief
councillor of Spanish Wells' '
is calling for the Minister Of
Immigration to publicly
apologise for the wrongful
detention of more than 140
permanent North Eleuthera
residents in an immigration
round up Friday.
And the Commissioner
of Police can expect a bill
to reimburse their overnight '
expenses in Nassau and.
their return transportation'
to Eleuthera, said Mr Pin-
der.
The raid, carried out ear-
ly.Friday morning in the
North Eleuthera and Har-
bour Island areas, brought
in more than 200 persons
who were taken to New.,
Providence for processing,
They were brought to Nas-
sau on board "The Rook-
"ie", a double-decker sight-
seeing' boat specially char-_,,
e's School, jumps for joy on tered for the purpose,.
ef Executive Officer Howard Hearing of the news, Mr
.e school.
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Mourners protest at

Deron Bethel funeral.,,'


* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
MOURNERS of Deron
"Sharky" Bethel, determined
that justice be done and there
be "no cover-up" in investiga-
tions into his death at the
hands of the police, mounted a
placard protest as they
marched to the cemetery Sat-
urday.
Friends of Mr Bethel led a
short march from John F
Kennedy Drive to the Lake-
view Memorial Gardens,
where they hoisted various
placards.
One of the placards read,
"Sharky says: 'I will never see
my unborn child. This is not
fair."'
On Saturday morning at the


Baptist Bible Church. persons'.
said farewell to Deron.-
Family and friends claim that
Deron, 20, was an innocent
victim of a police shooting.
Persons attending the funer-
al wore t-shirts with a picture
of Deron and the words
"Sharky ants no cover-up."
Among those attending was.
Attorney General Allyson
Maynard Gibson, who is the.
MP for Pinewood Gardens.
She assured mourners that
there would be no cover up in,".
the investigation. The congre-.
gation applauded.
"I am MP for the area and
the attorney general and I am
standing on holy ground. I
want to assure all of you that-
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RBC Royal Bank of Canada recently
made a contribution towards The
Royal Bahamas Police Force
Dependants' Trust fund. This year
marks the thirteenth year since the
fund was established. The objective
of starting the Royal Bahamas Police
Force Dependants' Trust fund, is to
assist the dependants of the men


and women of the Police force who
were seriously injured or killed in the
line of duty. Presently there are
twenty-six (26) children receiving
tuition or financial assistance from the
fund to ensure that they can continue
their education with the least
disruption. Mr Clifford Johnson,
Trustee and Chairman of the Fund
Raising Committee, o The Royal
Bahamas Police Force Dependants'
Trust, says that he is, "pleased to
accept this donation on behalf of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
Dependants" Trust from RBC Royal Bank
of Canada because it demonstrates in a
tangible way their support for the work
of the Trust". He further states, "With
support from corporate citizens like
RBC Royal Bank of Canada, the Trust
has taken steps to extend its assistance
in providing tertiary level education for
the dependants of the Trust".


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Pinder who had just returned
to Spanish Wells from Nassau,
caught the ferry back to New
Providence..
There, and with the help
of Immigration officials,
whom he thanked profuse-
ly, Mr Pinder secured the
release of more than 140
people who had been
wrongfully detained.
"Some of these poor peo-
ple were supposed to sit
their BGCSE mock exams
on Friday," Mr Pinder
remarked, "but they
(police) could have cared
less."
"But what I find mind
boggling is that with all the
crime in Nassau, they can
find 80 to 90 police officers
to come and harass these
poor innocent people.
"If they would have used
some discretion or common
sense, none of this would
have had to happen. They
could have allowed them
to show them their docu-
ments and avoid all of
this," he said,
Accommodations were
generously provided by
Stephen Wrinkle of Wrin-
kle Construction who pro-
vided rooms for Friday
night at the Parliament
hotel.
In the morning, a charter
was arranged through
Bahamas Fast Ferries, and
the bill of more than $9,000
was paid by Mr Pinder to
take them back to
Eleuthera.
When speaking of his
generosity, Mr Pinder said


he doesn't know how to sit
on the sidelines and "allow
evil minds to prevail".
He said the Commission-
er of Police can expect
to receive a bill for
reimbursement very short-
ly.
"These people were
treated like dogs. You
could swear they weren't
human beings.
"That's why I think the
Minister (Shane Gibson)
should apologise. I have
assisted them (police)
before in finding those who
didn't have their papers,
but these people have
theirs. They have rights
just like you and me.
"Raids have been done
to this magnitude before,
but never this foolishly.
Some of those people
(police) are so careless -
they have no feelings. And
I have to get in it because
if not, these people suffer,"
he said.
A number of those
detained told of being
awakened from their beds
around 2anm and dragged
from their homes, despite
pleading with officers to let
them show them their legal
documents.
Paulin Ti-Paul told The
Tribune of his harrowing
ordeal, and the rough
treatment he received at
the hands of the police.
"They came into my
house and took me outside.
They didn't even allow me
to get anything. I told them
I was a permanent resident
and had papers, but they
said they didn't want to see
anything," he said.


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Women in

custody

after

stabbing

A YOUNG woman is in
police custody in connection
with the stabbing death of a 22-
year-old man on Tuesday.
According to press office
Walter Evans, the couple were
on Farrington Road when they
got into an argument.
The man, who was stabbed
in his chest, was rushed to the
Princess Margaret Hospital
where he is in serious condition.
The young lady is now being
held for questioning.
This latest incident comes
three cays after a domestic dis-
pute in Yellow Elder in which a
13-year-old girl and her 57-year-
old grandmother were shot in
the face.
Both the grandmother, Jack-
lyn Burrows, and the girl were
sitting in a double-cab truck on
West Dennis Court when they
were shot.
At the scene of that incident,
Mr Evans confirmed that the
shooting was the result of a ver-
bal exchange between two men,
after one man came to pick up
his child.
He described that incident as
a "prime example" of how
Bahamas continue to be faced
with the problem of violent con-
flict resolution.
He reiterated the police's
appeal to all Bahamians to
refrain from using violence to
solve domestic problems.
Police continue their investi-
gations into both matters.

Crews repair
pipe after
massive
sewage leak

N US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Charlotte Amalie
CREWS ha;e completed
repairs to a jipe that broke and
released millions of liters (gal-
lons) of raw sewage near a res-
idential area in the U.S. Virgin
Islands, officials said, according
to Associated Press.
Crews fixed two breaks in the
pipe on Saturday in the island of
St Croix, replacing about 50 feet
of it, said Stella Saunders, pub-
lic works spokeswoman.
The breaks occurred because
part of the pipe was corroded,
she said.
The sewage spilled into a har-
bor near Christiansted, a city
on St Croix's north side. The
break, discovered on Thursday,
forced officials to reroute the
wastewater through an emer-
gency bypass pipe outside the
harbor.
The pipe that broke usually
transports 1.2 million gallons of
wastewater a day.
Officials estimate that nearly
10 percent of the sewage pipes
in St. Croix were at risk of
breaking or need replacement.
Since 1996, the U.S. Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency
has fined the territory's gov-
ernment more than US$2.7 mil-
lion for not complying with the
Federal Clean Water Act
because it failed to meet repair
deadlines.

Jamaican

officers

suspended

after death

JAMAICA
Kingston
FIVE Jamaican police offi-
cers were suspended pending
an investigation into the setting
on fire of an inmate at a jail in
Montego Bay, a police
spokesman says, according to
Associated Press.
The inmate, being held on a
robbery charge, was hospi-
talised with burns to his face in
the incident on Wednesday.
National Police Commission-
er Lucius Thomas ordered the
five police officers on jail duty
at the time of the fire to be sus-


ended so they wouldn't influ-
ence the investigation, Angell
said.
Montego Bay is located about
140 miles west of Kingston.


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First woman




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passes away


MRS Patricia Cozzi, the first
woman to be called to the
Bahamas Bar, is dead at the
age of 80.
Mrs Cozzi died in Dorch-
ester, England on Saturday
after a brief illness.
Mrs Cozzi, who qualified as
a barrister in England, was
called to the Bar of England
and Wales before returning to
the Bahamas with her husband
and first child, Bruno.
She joined the firm of
Dupuch and Turnquest for a
short time on her return and
her petition for call to the
Bahamas Bar was presented
by the Hon. Eugene Dupuch,
QC. on July 11, 1953. The late
Sir Lynden Pindling, former
prime minister, was called to
the Bar in the same ceremo-
ny.
Mrs Cozzi practised criminal
and company law here for
many years before taking up
residence with her family in
Dorchester, England, where
she worked with Inland Rev-
enue.
The mother of six children,
she never let childbirth inter-
rupt her law practice. A day
or two after the birth of one
of her children she was repre-
senting a client before the Bar.
Five of her six children were
born in Nassau.
Mrs Cozzi was the second of
three daughters of the late
Hon. and Mrs A.K. Cole. Mr
Cole was the Bahamas' Comp-
troller of Customs.
Mrs Cozzi was educated
at Queen's College in Nas-
sau and Victoria College,
University of Toronto, in
Toronto, Canada, where she
started the study of law dur-
ing World War II. After the
war she completed her legal
studies in England, where she


N DEAD AT 80 Mrs Patricia Cozzi, first woman to be
called to the Bahamas Bar, died in England on Saturday. Here
she is seen at the door of the Supreme Court after her call to
the Bahamas Bar on July 11, 1953 with her sister, Miss Betty
Cole (at left), her husband, Enrico Cozzi, and her father, the
late Hon. A.K. Cole, Comptroller of Customs.


was called to the Bar.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Enrico, three sons,
Bruno, Marco and Paul, and
three daughters, Ann Marie,
Claudia, and Margaret (Peg-
gy), eight grandchildren, one
sister, Betty Cole of Nassau, a
nephewO, Arnold Shephard of


Nassau, and other friends and
relatives.
Funeral services will held in
England either on Tuesday or
Wendesday after Easter Sun-
day. A memorial service will
be arranged for Mrs Cozzi on
her sister's return from the
funeral in England.


A FORMER police chief
inspector died after participat-
ing in a walk-a-thon at the
weekend.
Garnet Lockhart, 63, High-
land Park, was pronounced
dead at Doctor's Hospital
shortly before 8am.
On Saturday, he, his wife
Vivienne, and a family friend
participated in the Atlantic
Medical Back to Fitness Walk-
a-thon.
Vanessa Clarke, spokes-


woman for the family, who
also participated in the walk,
said she was not certain what
happened, but she assumes he
collapsed on the walk.
"When I saw he was on the
ground and they were picking
him up and putting him on the
stretcher. They were bagging
him with oxygen," she said.
Ms Clarke said that Mr
Lockhart did not have a heart
condition, and was an individ-
ual who went to the doctor reg-


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ularly. She said he recently
went to the doctor and received
a "clean bill" of health.
"It is a shock to family and
friends but we are coping with
the situation. Also with the
prayers of family and friends
we will see it through," said
Ms Clarke. '"
An autopsy as to the cauiiei
of death is still pending:
He is survived by his wife
Vivienne Lockhart and eight
children.


MOTNIQUE
Kiwanis present equipment to PMH ..
THE Kianis ClubNew A Trassilluminator light provide around the clock care.
THE Kiwanis Club New A Transsilluminator light provide around the clock care : ..


Providence, Young Children
Priority One Committee
(YCPOC) partnered with cor-
porate sponsors such as The
Nassau Guardian, Photo Mag-
ic and Mr Audley Artist to
donate a transsilluminator light
source to the Neonatal Inten-
sive Care Unit of the Princess
Margaret Hospital.


source is used to detect pneu-
'mothoracies (collapse lungs-
air trapped in lungs), and to
identify small veins on the
limps of infants to properly
insert IV lines.
The Princess Margaret Hos-
pital Neonatal Intensive Care
units treat as many as 550 infants
per year. Nurses and physicians


to provide the highest level of
healthcare to infants and sup-
port care to their parents.
The Executive Management
Committee, and staff of the
Princess Margaret Hospital, on
behalf of with the hundreds of
infants that will benefit,
thanked the Kiwanis Club of
New Providence.


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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
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Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Egyptian leader warns of civil war


Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak angered
Iraqi leaders Sunday by saying Shiites there
and across the Middle East are more loyal to
Iran than to their own countries as he gave a
startlingly frank warning about possible civil
war in Iraq.
The flap highlights the escalating tensions
between predominantly Sunni Arab countries
- alarmed by possible Kurdish and Shiite
domination of their neighbour and Iraqis
who say they are not getting enough support
from their Arab brothers.
"Definitely Iran has influence on Shiites,"
Mubarak said in an interview broadcast Sat-
urday evening by Al-Arabiya television. "Shi-
ites are 65 per cent of the Iraqis ... Most of the
Shiites are loyal to Iran, and not to the coun-
tries they are living in."
He also said civil war "has almost started" in
Iraq.
"At the moment, Iraq is almost close to
destruction," he warned.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, said
Mubarak's comments were not accurate.
"It is true that there are some kind of clash-
es among Sunnis and Shias. But it is not civil
war," he told Britain's Channel 4 News.
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw reit-
erated that civil war in Iraq was neither immi-
nent nor inevitable but accepted that the situ-
ation was "very serious."
Mubarak has rarely commented on the sit-
uation in Iraq and his statements usually are
broad, vague expressions of concern oer the
violence and political turmoil there. Arab lead-
ers also generally avoid pointed criticism of
their fellow leaders.
So the interview startled not only Iraqis but
also the Shiites who form large communities in
a number of Mideast nations particularly
the Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Some of
them said Mubarak's comments only fuel
momentum toward civil war.
Mubarak's spokesman, Suleiman Awad,
tried Sunday to soften the impact. He said the
president was talking about Shiite sympathy
with Iran "in view of its hosting of (Shiite)
holy shrines."
"The president's statement about Iraq was
only reflecting his increasing worries about
the deteriorating situation and his keenness to
maintain Iraq's national unity," Awad said in
a statement carried by the state news agency
MENA.
That did not seem to mollify Iraqi leaders.
"This is a stab in their (Shiites') patriotism
and their civilization," Iraq's three highest-
ranking Kurdish, Shiite and Sunni Arab lead-
ers Talabani, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-
Jaafari and Parliament Speaker Adnan
Pachachi said in a joint statement Sunday.
"Reality and historical facts show that the
Shiites always have been patriotic and gen-


uine Iraqis. This unfair accusation against Shi-
ites is baseless," Talabani, a Kurd, later told
Iraqi television.
Mubarak's comments are likely to fuel com-
plaints by Iraq's new Shiite and Kurdish lead-
ers that Sunni-led Arab nations.are biased
toward the country's Sunni Arab minority and
do not consider their government legitimate.
Last month, Zebari lashed out at Arab lead-
ers in a summit in Khartoum, Sudan that
Mubarak did not attend telling them they
are to blame if Iran has influence because they
have not supported Iraq since Saddai Hus-
sein's fall in 2003.
Iraq has demanded Arab countries follow
through on promises to send ambassadors to
Baghdad, and it sees their'failure to do so as a
lack of support and recognition. Iraqi leaders
also want their Arab neighbours to forgive
their debt and condemn the-insurgents, most of
whom are Sunni Arabs.
But Arab nations appear increasingly wor-
ried about Iranian influence in Iraq and the
possibility that Shiite power there will stir up
Shiite minorities in their countries.
Last year, Jordan's King Abdullah II warned
that Iran was seeking to create "a Shiite cres-
cent" that would disrupt the balance of power
in the region. Saudi Foreign Minister Saudi
al-Faisal made similar warnings.
Arab leaders at the Khartoum summit
expressed deep concern over plans for U.S.-
Iranian talks over Iraq, fearing that meant they
were being squeezed out of a say in the country.
Arab governments are countering by try-
ing to form their own united stance on Iraq.
Arab foreign ministers are due to meet in
Cairo on Wednesday to discuss Iraq.
Last week, Arab diplomats told The Asso.
ciated Press that top intelligence officers from
several Arab countries and Turkey have been
meeting secretly to coordinate their govern-
ments' strategies in case civil war erupts in
Iraq and to block Iranian interference.
Turkey, a key non-Arab Sunni Muslim
nation bordering Iraq, is worried about Iraq's
split into sectarian and ethnic entities that will
give rise to Kurdish ambitions for indepen-
dence.
The Cairo-based Arab League also is plan-
ning a meeting of leaders of the Iraqi factions
ahead of a proposed conference that will bring
together representatives of Kurds, Shiites and
Sunnis in June.
For Shiites around the region, Mubarak's
remarks hinted at Arab governments lining
up against their community.
Shiites are the majority in Iran, Iraq and
Bahrain and have significant minorities in Sau-
di Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon and
Yemen.
(* This article is taken from The Associated
Press 2006)


Pastors





respond on





film ban


EDITOR, The Tribune
IT is with some interest and
amazement that we watched the
orchestrated "furore" over the
banning of the homosexual-
themed movie Brokeback
Mountain. How the four people
cited by The Tribune on Tues-
day, March 28th, amounted to a
"public outcry" against the
movie being pulled, left us won-
dering how many people it took
to make up the public?
This is sensationalism. It is
absolutely irresponsible-as
though the attempt is being
made to create news rather than
report it. Do you want a real
example of public outrage? The
furore created by Keith Carey's
murder! Everywhere one went
in this country it was the topic of
conversation-real anger was
being expressed. Not this manu-
factured "outrage".
We observed the skilful use of
the "outraged public" in their
rhetoric, that a few people (The
Bahamas Films and Plays Con-
trol Board) were controlling
what the rest of us can see, when
the reality of the matter is that it
is a few persons (The Rainbow
Alliance and their sympathisers)
who are telling us what we
should think and what we should
accept. It is clear that the intent
is to ram this issue down the col-
lective throats of the Bahamian
people.
The Board members represent
the Bahamian people not mere-
ly themselves.
The Rainbow Alliance and
others have tried to represent
The Bahamas Films and Plays
Control Board as self-appoint-
ed guardians out of touch with
the wishes of the general public,
but this is not so. The members
of the Board are appointed by
the Bahamas Government to
protect the will and interests of
the Bahamian people as it relates
to the public showing of films
and performances of plays. The
Government understands that
these people can be trusted to
perform this role on behalf of
the Bahamian people. To repre-
sent them as small-minded is to
hold the whole process and the
Bahamian people in contempt.
Not censorship but public
decency
The truth of the matter is that
this issue, is not about censor-
ship! The real issue is this blatant
attempt to remove yet another
social barrier that has been hold-
ing back indecency. Let us show
you why we maintain that the
censorship argument is insincere.
Where were these "warriors
against censorship" when the
Danish cartoons lampooning the
prophet Mohammed were being


outlawed and reacted to vio-
lently around the world? One
would have thought that they
would have taken to the streets
of Nassau and insisted on the
freedom of expression and free-
dom of speech for these car-
toonists and insisted that The
Tribune, Guardian and Journal
print them. But as we all know
they did not.
Is censorship always a bad
thing?
Why don't The Tribune,
Guardian, or the Journal have
pictures of persons having sex in
their newspaper? Isn't that cen-
sorship also? Of course it is, but
we expect the newspapers to
support established moral codes
of public decency. This censor-
ship argument is a deceptive
public relations stunt to garner
blind support.
Are people really being hin-
dered from seeing this movie?
Who has called for a ban on
the movie itself? No one! The
argument that to ban it from
local theatres is censorship might
have worked back in the 50's
when there was no cable, DVDs
or videos. However, anyone can
see this movie TODAY, right
now! Who is stopping them? If
Ms Liz Roberts likes to see
movies on "the big screen" as
she said on the radio, let her see
it the next time she goes to Flori-
da. In fact, we are surprised that
in the many months since it was
released she has not already seen
it.
The question must be asked,
"What redeeming social benefit
could be derived from showing
the vileness of graphically por-
trayed sbdomy up on the big


screen as this movie does?"
(Screenit.com will help all and
sundry to know what happens
without seeing the movie). The
answer to that question is obvi-
ous, and we can say without fear
of contradiction that the aver-
age Bahamian still finds homo-
sexuality objectionable and vile.
The spin-doctors are spinning
Brokeback Mountain as an "epic
love story" but the movie's real
story is how two reckless and
irresponsible men destroy their
wives and families. It is also
interesting to note how the spin-
doctors in the Rainbow Alliance
can take the banning of a movie
designed to attack the moral sen-
sibilities of a people, and say that
the banning itself is an attack
against homosexuals!
Can we not also justly say that
the antics of the Rainbow
Alliance are an attack against
the majority morally minded
community by a minority homo-
sexual small grouping? This
rhetoric is nothing but spin. Per-
haps they have concluded that
if they say "black is actually
white and white is black" enough
times we shall all become con-
fused and colour blind.
We call on the newspapers to
be more responsible and stop
letting the selfish agenda of a
select few command the nation-
al attention of the whole nation!
Honestly, does the banning of a
movie really warrant four-five
headlines/front page articles in
The Tribune and Guardian
newspapers over the course of
four days? We don't think so!
Let us move on to real news and
issues that will better our society
for good and for decency.
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charge for
officer

A PRISON officer was
arraigned in court on Friday
in connection with the alleged
indecent assault of a minor.
Hartman Rolle, 30, was
charged with indecently
assaulting a 12-year-old girl
sometime during the month
of February.
Rolle pleaded not guilty to
the charge and was granted
$7,500 bail with one surety.
The matter was adjourned
to July 17.

Heightened
search for
gangs is
urged

* GUYANA
Georgetown
GUYANA'S interior min-
ister has called for police to
step up the search for armed
gangs that have targeted busi-
nesses robbing patrons and
killing owners in recent
months, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Interior Minister Gail Teix-
eira urged police to increase
the fight against gun and
gang-related crimes, saying
the public was losing faith in
the criminal justice system
and in some cases, people
were living in fear.
Police are investigating
nearly 50 killings that hap-
pened since January, many
believed to be the work of
gangs, including last month's
slaying of eight people south
of Georgetown.

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* By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter
A FLAMINGO Gardens res-
ident became the eleventh traf-
fic fatality for the year after a
car collision on Friday.
Arinetta Ferguson, 55, died
of her injuries later that night.
The accident occurred after
5pm on Friday when a Saturn
car, driven by a man, and a
Chevy Cavalier, driven by
woman, collided on Carmichael
Road, near Unison Road.
Press liaison officer Walter


Evans said that the victim had
to be removed from the vehi-
cle by the jaws of life.
After being freed, she was
taken to hospital where she died
sometime before 8pm.
Police investigations contin-
ue into the matter.
Sergeant David Lockhart,
crash reconstructionist of the
traffic division of the police
force, said that speed still
remains the cause of most
traffic fatalities in the
Bahamas.
"We have noticed an increase


in crashes involving small
infants, where the infants are
not being placed in any type of
car seats or restraints. As a
result the kids are receiving seri-
ous and sometime fatal
injuries," said Mr Lockhart.
He said the police continue
to have speed checks to crack
down on persons who violate
the. speed limits.
They are also continuing
their campaign to encourage
people to wear their seat belts
and to have their children in a
car seat.


Downpour 'floods Bay Street


Investigations

continue into

stabbing

POLICE investigations are
progressing into the stabbing
death of a man believed to be in
his 30s.
The incident occurred on
Matthew Street in Nassau Vil-
lage on Thursday shortly after
8pm.
According to police reports,
the man was stabbed in the
upper right side of his chest and
was dead when officers arrived
on the scene.
Witnesses have identified him
as Adrian Roker.
He was wearing a white shirt
and beige coloured trousers at
the time. He is the country's
thirteenth homicide for the
year.
Marvin Dames, officer-in-
charge of CDU, said that police
investigations are progressing
very well.
However, he said, he is not
in a position to say when some-
one will be brought before the
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M By SIR RONALD
SANDERS
(The writer is a business exec-
utive and former Caribbean
diplomat who publishes widely
on small states in the global com-
munity).

A ROUND table dis-
cussion held in Bar-
bados on April 3rd and 4th
between CARICOM sugar pro-
ducing countries and the Euro-
pean Union (EU) appeared to
achieve the exact opposite of
what it intended.
Organised by the British
Department for International
Development (DFID), the
round table was meant to bring
the two sides to a better under-
standing of the needs of CARI-
COM countries in their efforts


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WORLD VIEW

to reform the sugar industry fol-
lowing the 36 per cent unilater-
al cuts in the price paid for their
sugar by the EU. CARICOM
sugar producing countries will
lose US$95 million per annum.
Instead, .of the desired under-
standing, the round table pro-
duced a good deal of rancour.
The Barbados Agriculture
Minister, Erskine Griffith,
accused the EU, during a par-
liamentary debate after the
round table, of believing they
could settle issues on the basis
of "the old colonial mentality".
This followed a statement to
the press on the first day of the
round table by Ambassador
Amos Tincani, Head of the EU
Office in Barbados and the
Eastern Caribbean, that if Bar-
bados did not put up a viable
strategy by April 30th it would
lose 2.074 that had been bud-
geted for it as compensation or
what the EU creatively calls
"accompanying measures".
The Barbados Minister
directly reproached Ambas-
sador Tincani declaring that he
should look to his country
(Italy) and France which are
"two glaring examples" of inef-
ficient agricultural
production. And, he insisted
that Barbados would submit its
strategy on time, but it would
not be a "funeral" grant since
the Barbados government had
no intention of "burying" the
sugar industry.
Only Guyana and Jamaica
have so far submitted their sug-
ar reform strategies to the
EU. Belize, Barbados, Trinidad
and Tobago and St Kitts-Nevis
are all expected to do so by
month end, and each of them
presented the outlines of their
plans at the round table.
Representatives of other
CARICOM countries who
attended the round table
described it as "largely a pub-
lic relations exercise to fulfil a
commitment made by British
Prime Minister Tony Blair when
he met CARICOM Heads of
Government in London late last
year".
Mr Blair had undertaken to
fight in the EU for 250 million
per annum for the African,


Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)
sugar producers for the period
2007-2013.
With the best will in the
world, Mr Blair was unlikely to
achieve that objective. The pre-
sent EU of 25 countries com-
prises many states with no his-
torical connection to the
Caribbean and little interest in
its problems. In any event, big
players, such as Germany, are
also less disposed to being sym-
pathetic to the region, and by
all accounts, the German repre-
sentative at the Barbados round
table did not hesitate to demon-
strate this.
CARICOM delegations to
the round table wanted to hear
clear and definitive answers
from the EU representatives on
three matters: what would be
the quantum of compensation;
will it be front-loaded, i.e., will
the money be disbursed up
front; and will the compensa-
tion be timely and freed of EU
red-tape as occurred with
bananas?
They went home with no
clear answers from the EU and
with a great deal of bitterness
over the two-day encounter.
The EU Commissioners have
proposed 190 million per year
as compensation for the period
2007-2013 60 million less
than Mr Blair had envisaged,
and it is being said in the corri-
dors that the figure is more like-
ly to be 120 million divided
among all 18 ACP states.
So, one way or the other
CARICOM sugar producing
countries will not get the level of
compensation to which they feel
entitled.
But whatever the amount of
money, the important point is
that they need it up front if their
reform programmes are to
work. Delays in the delivery of
compensation will derail reform
programmes causing unemploy-
ment and revenue loss to inten-
sify
The Chairman of-the Guyana
Sugar Corporation, Ronald Ali,
is reported as saying that if the
funds are not in place, Guyana
could fall below the production


of its allocated 300,000 tonnes."
The EU's reluctance, so far,
to make a firm commitment to
frontloading compensation is
being viewed in the region as
"ominous".
Amid the concerns expressed
publicly by a few and privately
by all CARICOM delegates
over what the EU will do about
compensation, the President of
'the Caribbean Development
Bank, Dr Compton Bourne,
who attended the round table,
was pretty blunt about the
Caribbean's own need for
action.
Dr Bourne said, "The fact of
the matter is that the global sug-
ar industry has changed, as a
consequence of which
Caribbean participants in that
industry must also change. In
economic life there are no con-
stants".
And, he added, "We should
not allow the circumstances of
EU price reform to deflect us
from the essential issue, namely
how should economies adjust to
the structural changes in the
global industry and to changes
in the EU market specifically."
Dr Bourne was right to focus
Caribbean attention on the need
to adjust and change in their
own interest. The strategies for
reform that the countries have
developed, shows that even
though belatedly, they are swal-
lowing the bitter pill that the
unilateral EU price cuts of sug-
ar prices have become, and they
are putting the reform pro-
grammes in place.
But, the CARICOM sugar
producing countries have a legit-
imate right to be concerned
about the success of their
reforms, if the EU does not
deliver adequate compensation,
up front and in a timely man-
ner.
The rancour that emerged
from the Barbados round table
indicates worsening relations
between CARICOM and the
EU even as they are in the
process of negotiating an Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA).
The EU can recover this sit-
uation by acting now to provide
adequate funds up front and
free of burdensome condition-
alities before the full impact
of the price cut makes the issue
of sugar even more bitter than it
now is.
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"Globalization and Competitiveness:
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8:00 REGISTRATION / NETWORKING


8:30 OPENING CEREMONY
Opening Prayer.
National Anthem.
Opening Remarks:

Special Remarks.

Welcome/Introduction
Of Keynote Speaker.
Musical Selection-
Keynote Presentation:
Vote of Thanks:


10:15 GENERAL SESSION I


Topic:.

Presenter:


11:00 GENERAL SESSION II


Topic.

Presenter:


Bahamas Christian Council
Uriah McPhee Primary Orchestra
Gershan Major
Chaiperison Globalizanon and Foreign Affairs Comminee BCOC
Jimmy Mass-Solomon
President. Canrbbean Assonation of Industry and Commerce
Tanya Wright,
President, BCOC
L W Young School Band
Rt. Hon. Perry Chrisrie Prime Minister, Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Winston Rolle
Co-Choir Globaliorlion and Foreign Affairs Comminree, BCOC
Immediate Poal President, B.OC


"A Global Competitive Report: Country Assessments"

Margareta Drzeniek, PhD
Senior Economist, Global Competitiveness Report, World Economic Forum


"The Bahamian Economy: A Critkal Review 1950 to Present'

Olivia Sounders, DBA
S0hiool of Busine BThe College of The Bahamas
Franklyn Wilson
Chairman Arowak Homes & Sunshine Insuran


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Raneisha Higgs in the National Spelling Bee Competition.
(Photo: Denise Maycock)




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by minister


"Perspective of Globalization: Video Presentation"

"Globalization and its Implications for the Future on The Bahamas"
Sen. Hon. James Smith

2:00 GENERAL SESSION III


Session A:

Presenters:



315 GENERAL SESSION IV
Session B-

Presenters:


4:30 GENERAL SESSION V
Session A-

Presenters:

5:00 END


8130 OPENING SESSION

Topic-

Presenters:


11:15 GENERAL SESSION VI
Topic:

Presenters:



"The

2:30 GENERAL SESSION VII
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"Alphabet Soup: Trade Agreements 101"
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Economist Pro-Life Developmeni Systems
Lincoln Price (CSME & EU-ACP EPA)
CRNM Pr ire Seilr Lioraion
O&A

"The Implications of Trade Agreements on The Bahamas: Cause
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Wendy Craigg (Governor, Cenlral Bonk of The Bahomas)
Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson (Aforney General)
Brian Moree (Partner McKinney Bancrofl & Hughes)
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"So Where are We Now? A Trade Update"

Hon. Frederick Mitchell (Minister of Foreign Affairi and The Bahamas Public Servie)
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H.E. Felix Wilson (Cuban Ambaiiador)

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Vernice Walkine (Dsrecor General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism)
Wendy Warren ((EO' Eleure Dirertor Bahamas Financial Servkes Board)
K. Neville Adderley (Chairman. Bahamas Development Bank)
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Jackson Burnside


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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Education
Minister Alfred Sears has
praised two Grand Bahama stu-
dents for their "outstanding"
performance in the National
Spelling Bee Competition in
New Providence.
Anjanet Loon, a 12-year-old
seventh grade student at Grand
Bahama Catholic High, and
Raneisha Higgs, a 10-year-old
student of McCleans Town Pri-
mary, came first and second,
respectively.
Loon will represent the
Bahamas in the Scripps Howard
Spelling Bee Competition in
Washington this year.
Mr Sears was very impressed
by the tremendous intelligence
and poise displayed by both
girls, who were the only two
competitors left on the stage
after the 20th round.
"I want to recognisse two of
the outstanding young people
of Grand Bahama because I
had the opportunity on Sunday
to sit and watch them, and for
the first time the national
Spelling Bee Competition went
almost to 29 rounds," he said.
"And when we reached the


20th rounds I looked on the
stage and the only people sit-
ting on the stage were not New
Providence, notwithstanding all
of the investments we make in
schools in New Providence. The
two persons still standing by
round 20 were two representa-
tives from this island.
"And as I observed them I
saw tremendous intelligence,
grace and discipline. They tack-
led words, which in all of my
university training and experi-
ence, on few occasions I had to
consult the book."
"I felt such incredible pride
as I saw Anjanet Loon and
Raneisha Higgs, demonstrate
to this entire country that while
we may hear some negative
things from time to time about
education, they were the best
ambassadors that this national
educational system could ever
have produced and showcase -
one from a private school and
one from a public school.
"I have decided to ask my
office to free my scheduled so
that I will be able to travel to
Washington and give Anjanet
my support as she represents us
in Washington," he said.
Daisy McPhee, principal of
GB Catholic High, was confi-


dent that Anjanet and Raniesha
would do well in New Provi-
dence after their impressive per-
formance in Freeport.
In very a competitive battle,
Anjanet emerged as the top
speller in Freeport after spelling
the word lentigo.
This is the sixth time that
Grand Bahama has retained the
national championship since the
competition's inception nine
years ago in Nassau.
"I was very happy that we
again came back as champions.
Anjanet worked extfrsfely hard
and now that she is preparing
for the Scripps Howard Spelling
B and she has a lot of work to
do and we are going to prepare
her as best as we can," Mrs
McPhee said.
"I'really expected that both
she and the young lady from
McCleans Town would do well.
The reception we got when we
returned to Grand Bahama was
wonderful."
Anjanet and Raniesha con-
tinue to receive praise for their
achievement last week in Nas-
sau. The two were invited to a
special adoption ceremony at
Eight Mile Rock High School,
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For this meeting with officials
trom the US facility, Mr Miller
said they would have to arrange
it through the Foreign Affairs
Ministry with cooperation from
the US Embassy. Despite the
formalities, Mr Miller said he
is still hopeful.
"Hopefully when these meet-
ings would transpire this would
be the first face to face meeting
with the people at AUTEC. I
think it is time that we sit across
the table from them, and get to


the bottom of the situation.
"It is being perilous, where
Androsians are in fact blaming
them almost on a daily basis
about what they believe to be
the cause of great concern to
them. I think Bahamians every-
where now are arriving at the
same conclusion as
Androsians," he said.
Suspicions have shrouded the
AUTEC base and its testing
methods for years. The beach-
ings of whales and other mam-
mals have been blamed on the
base's sonar testing in the


Tongue of the Ocean, and envi-
ronmentalists have been chal-
lenging government to look
into the activities at the base.
"If their testing is going to
harm the marine life of the
Bahamas. then I think the gov-
ernment, certainly the minister
has an obligation to the people
of this country to ascertain and
verify the facts. And to ask
them either to cease and desist
in what they are doing if it is
harmful or to get with our offi-
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stop the deaths of the mammals.
"I don't think it is fair. What-
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be done in the Bahamas where
it is going to destroy some of
our dwelling mammals. I think
that it is just a situation that has
to be rectified at all costs, and
hopefully to the satisfaction of
the marine life of the
Bahamas," he said.
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to a number of testing pro-
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and surface ship, submarine,
and aircraft sensor performance
tests amongst many others.
"The people have a right to


know what is going on there,"
Mr Miller said, "because cer-
tainly if it is affecting the marine
life, who knows what else they
are doing that may affect
human habitat.
"But I think questions such
as these need to be answered,
and hopefully a cavalier atti-
tude won't be displayed on the
part of those persons responsi-
ble for the base," he said.
Mr Miller said he is looking
forward to the possible meet-
ing.
"I trust that the US Ambas-
sador would make this meeting
happen sooner than later. I
haven't had the pleasure of see-
ing the facility myself, but that is
a city unto itself hopefully the
attitude won't be that it is a
country unto itself," he said.


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Felix Bethel, friend of
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Rodney Moncur, leader
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political activist, also
spoke at the funeral.
At the burial, family
members placed yellow
carnations and roses on his
coffin. His mother, Diana
Bethel, sat at her son's
graveside in a daze. When
Deron's casket was being.
lowered into the ground,
she reached for it and
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In his obituary, Deron
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Mitchell, Senior Mistress of St. Anne's School; Sonia Johnson, Vice Principal of the Primary Department; Cynthia Wells, Principal of
St. Anne's School; Mr Kerzner, President and CEO of Kerzner International; J.Barrie Farrington, Senior Vice President of Adminis-
tration at Kerzner International; Hope Curry, President of St. Anne's Parents Teachers Association and Mailroom Co-ordinator at Kerzn-
e international and Quinn McCarthney, Chairman of St.Anne's School Board. Pictured in the second row is Kurth Hollingsworth, Vice
Pruicipal of St. Anne's School; Godfrey Simms, Board member several students of the schoi,.
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believes the Bahamas has
"incredible potential," at the
end of the day, he said, it comes
down to the people.
"And it really boils down to
each and every one of you; it
comes down to being educated,
hard work, having values and
finally it comes down to not
chasing money or material
goods. It is about doing what
you love, it's about passion and
following youri~eart. It's not
about chasing material things,
that stuff follows," he said.
Mr Kerzner encouraged the
students to dream big and to
aspire to the greatest. Holding
his father, Sol Kerzner, up as
an example, he said: "My dad
started with literally nothing
many years ago. It was his pas-
sion and the fact that he loved
doing what he was doing that
led to his success.
"Each and every one of you
has that opportunity, if you
believe in yourself and follow
that road. As the Nike ad
says, get out there and 'Just Do
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Mr J Barrie Farrington,
Kerzner.International's Senior
Vice President of Administra-
tion, commended the Kerzner
family for their contributions to
The Bahamas. "I have the high-
est regard for Butch Kerzner
and his father, Sol, because they
have become part of our com-
munity. Over many, many years
they have shown that they care
about the needs of our country
and the needs of our people.
Not only is Butch Kerzner sen-
sitive, but his dad is a true
visionary," Mr Farrington told
the students.
Calling Mr Kerzner the
"godfather of St Anne's
School", Mrs Wells thanked
him on behalf of Anglican
Archbishop Drexel Gomez;
Dean Patrick Adderley, chair-
man of the Anglican Central
Education Authority; and the


staff and students St. Anne's
School.
"We are truly grateful for
this gift and we pledge to do
our very best every time to
ensure that we uphold the stan-
dards that you met and to in

"I left my home
country, South
Africa, about 25
years ago. For
many years I lived
in various places.
It was not until I
came to the
Bahamas around
10 years ago that I
truly could say to
myself: 'I have
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fact exceed them," said Mrs
Wells.
Mrs Hope Curry, President
of St. Anne's Parents Teachers
Association and Mailroom
Coordinator at Kerzner Inter-
national, said she was not only
pleased to be the school's PTA
president at this time, but that
she was "most proud" because
she was an employee of Kerzn-
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"Mr. Kerzner on behalf of
the 1,400 parents and the 700
students your contribution
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said.
"On behalf of the school
board...we are truly, truly
grateful to Mr Butch Kerzner,
his father, and the whole organ-
isation, including Mr. Farring-
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".'.... .... Bahamas will be held
.,. at Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses,
Johnson Road,
Nassau on Thursday,
S13th April, 2006 at
10am.

Monty Ritchie and
Johnie Smith will
officiate and
interment will be made in the Eastern
Cemetery, Dowdeswell Street, Nassau.

Mrs Bennett is survived by her daughters,
Nicola Bennett, Natalie Bennett, Elise Bennett
of Montreal and Jigi Zwieczynski of England,
grandsons, lan A Bethel of Puerto Rico and
Christopher Zwiecynski of England,
granddaughter, Natasha Bethel-Sands of Rock
Sound, Eleuthera; sisters, Helen Lachapelle,
Luxie Henay of Montreal and Gerri Black,
grandsons-in-law, Thomas Albert Sands II of
Rock Sound, Eleuthera; great grandson,
Thomas Albert Sands III of Rock Sound,
Eleuthera, nephews, Marc Lachapelle of
Canada, nieces, Nina Lachapelle and Charlotte
Ann Henay both of Canada and many true
and dear friends.

Relatives. and friends may pay their last
respects at Kemp's Funeral Home Limited,
Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale on Tuesday, 11th
April, 2006 from 3pm to 6pm.


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PAGE 14, MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006


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ets own Local Government office


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RI SIDI)NTFS in Acklins
recently celebrated the open-
ing ot their Local Government
admniistrative complex, which
allows them access to essential
public services on the south-
eastern island.
l'i'\ iousl\, A\cklins residents
lhad to trav el to nearby Crooked
Island lor essential public ser-
\ices.
IThe conompoLund, which is
located in Mason's Bay and
houses the administrative
otTlic:s. Post Office, court house
aii a clinic, was officially
opened ib Prilme Minister Per-
rv (:hi istie during a commis-
sionino ceremony attended by
the island's Local Government
iliciails. members of the clergy
ad rescidenls.
St dents froin Snug Corner,
Sali;a Point, Lovely Bay and


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Perry Christie

Pompey Bay High Schools sang
several Bahamian-themed
songs.


It is the first time since the
implementation of Local Gov-
ernment in 1996 that Acklins
will have its own Family Island
Administrator and facilities crit-
ical to meeting the needs of res-
idents.
"This is the first opportuni-
ty Acklins will have for admin-
istrative empowerment and giv-
ing the people of Acklins the
opportunity to know and to
experience that your affairs are
being developed and handled
and focus is being brought to
bear in Acklins about Acklins,"
the Prime Minister said.
He said, however, that it does
not mean residents were not
well served in the past.
"It means that we moved on
and moved forward as the
National Anthem urges us to
do," the Prime Minister said.


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lins District the Rev. Roston
Cox said that the estimated 500
residents were happy that they
no longer have to travel by fer-
ryboat to Crooked Island for
essential services that the island
administrator provides.
"One of the problems we've
been having is that the Local
Government Act provides that
no business be conducted with-
out the presence of the.admin-
istrator. And if the Chief Coun-
cillor is absent, the deputy car-
ries out the functions. However,
the council can still meet but
decisions would not be formal,"
he said.
Rev Cox added that it was
difficult having one administra-
tor juggle himself between the
three districts Acklins,
Crooked Island and Long
Cay.
"We see today's event as a
very good thing for the island
because no longer will we have
to call Crooked Island for our
financial status. Whenever
council have to carry out a pro-


ject, we had to find out from
the administrator whether we
have the financial capability.
Sometimes it was difficult to
reach him in Crooked Island,"
Rev. Cox said.
"But we look forward to a lot
of good things happening."
Prime Minister Christie also
spoke about the "disappearing
settlements" from which resi-
dents flocked, particularly to
New Providence and Grand
Bahama, for employment. He
said his Government is institut-
ing a policy of an anchor devel-
opment on each Family Island,
so as to entice residents to
return to their respective
islands.
"There is no questioning the
fact that we have island by
island begun to trek through
The Bahamas, establishing
these developments to guaran-
tee that the civilisations that dis-
appeared before us are main-
tained and no longer the chil-
dren have to go to New Provi-
dence and Grand Bahama look-
ing for jobs," he said.


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those jobs on the islands."
The Prime Minister also
encouraged residents to pre-
serve their history, in response
to a letter written by former
Cabinet Minister A Lofton
Rocker, a descendant of Ack-
lins.
He said that the Antiquities,
Monuments & Museums Cor-
poration will identify and certi-
fy the authenticity of historical
monuments on the island.
The Prime Minister also
pledged that roads will be
repaired, and facilities for Cable
TV and other communications
installed as fibre optic cable will
be laid in the area shortly.
Remarks were also made by
the V. Alfred Gray, Minister of.
Local Government and Con-
sumer Affairs and MP for
Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked
Island, Acklins and Long Cay;
Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minis-
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and Shane Gibson, Minister of
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and Family Guardian's group life, dental and vision,
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* By NEIL HARTNELL
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T he Rum Cay Resort
Marina project is "hop-
ing" to hold its ground-
breaking in May, with
the development involv-
ing a total investment of $600-$700
million and the "third largest airport
terminal in the Bahamas".
John Mittens, chairman of Mon-
tana Holdings, the developer behind
the project, told The Tribune that the
company was "hoping to do the
groundbreaking in May", and added:
"Things will really start to fly from
here on in."
He said all the materials required to


Rum Cay Resort Marina to 'really fly' with
'third largest airport terminal' in Bahamas


construct the new airport terminal on
Rum Cay had been ordered, with the
concrete base already present. Work
on constructing the terminal, which
is being billed as the Bahamas' third
largest, will start "shortly thereafter".
Mr Mittens told The Tribune that
Montana Holdings was "considering
the potential of extending the run-
way", given that the resort was aiming
to bring in visitors directly by air from
the US, Nassau and elsewhere.


"We would like to put in place a
fixed base operation," Mr Mittens'
explained, pointing out that there.
were no aircraft refuelling facilities
in that part of the Bahamas.
"We want to put in refuelling, stor-
age and maintenance facilities at the
airport."
He added that when completed, the

SEE page 4B


Dunkin' Donuts Retailer's sales up 9% after Abaco Q4 woes


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ABACO Markets has sold
the Dunkin' Donuts franchise
to Blue Shuttle Ltd, a Bahami-
an company, for a sales price of
'$150,000, The Tribune has
been told.
The sale, which was com-
pleted on January 31, 2006, the
last day of Abaco Markets'
financial year, also enabled the
BISX-listed retail group to
reverse loss provisions of
$150,000 that it had made in
..... .case. the pii r:ot cted sale of
".Duffin' Donitl, Jidi not go"
Through.
The sale had required the
approval of the international
franchisor, Dunkin' Donuts in
the US. Blue Shuttle is headed
by its president, Jonathan
Mitchell, a Bahamian who has
numerous other business inter-


ests in this nation.
Meanwhile, David Thurlow,
Abaco Markets president, said
the company had "got some
interesting discussions going
on" over the potential sale of
its former Solomon's Super-
Centre in Freeport.
The Cedar Street building
was effectively destroyed by
Hurricane Frances in Septem-
ber 2004, and Mr Thurlow con-
firmed that Abaco Markets'
Board had taken a decision to
sell it.
The company was also mov-
ing its Training School from
Thompson Bouilevard t6 Its'.
head office at Town Centre
Mall over the weekend; freeing
up more space at the former
site for leasing to third parties
and driving revenues to the

SEE page 5B


South Oceanlawsuit settled
* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A POTENTIAL obstacle to the $60-million plus sale of the
South Ocean Golf & Beach resort has been removed after a
US company settled a lawsuit against the Canadian pension
fund that is selling the property.
Case Financial announced in a filing last week with the Secu-
rities & Exchange Commission (SEC) that it had reached a set-
tlement with the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pen-
sion Plan (CCWIPP) over the South Ocean lawsuit on March 31.
The agreement "resolves and dismisses the litigation com-
menced by [Case Financial] in the Federal District Court of
Miami, Florida, regarding the South Ocean property in New
Providence, the Bahamas".
The timing of the settlement is unlikely to be a coincidence, giv-
en that CCWIPP had agreed last month to sell South Ocean to a
New York-based real estate developer, which has plans to invest
$500 million in transforming the site into a five-star, 1,000-room
hotel with a casino.
The Stillman Organisation is acquiring the still-closed resort,
located on New Providence's south coast, from CCWIPP in a
move that could "finish the triangle" of major resort develop-
ments on the island, in conjunction with Paradise Island and
the proposed $1.6 billion Cable Beach revitalisation.
The acquisition is expected to close by year-end 2006 and is still
subject to due diligence.
The Stillman Organisation's plan for South Ocean, apart from
the 1,000-room hotel, also includes 1,000 residential units, an
expanded marina featuring at least 60 slips, a marina village
with retail stores and restaurants,
and Greg Norman championship S p
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ABACO Markets, the BISX-listed
retailer, told The Tribune that group like-
for-like sales were running 9 per cent
ahead of prior year comparatives during
the first quarter of its new financial year,.
having closed the quarter to January 31,
2006, with a $95,000 profit despite inven-


Abaco Markets sees $95,000 net profit in final quarter, although
inventory problems in Abaco depress margins almost two per cent


tory problems and write-offs in its Abaco
operations.
I David Thurlow, Abaco Markets presi-
dent, said that despite good performances
from the company's Nassau and Freeport


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and high-write-offs in Abaco had

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* By Fidelity Capital
Markets

IT was another active trad-
ing week in the Bahamian
market as just under 70,000
shares changed hands. The
market saw 10 out of its 20 list-
ed stocks trade, of which five
advanced and five remained
unchanged.
The volume leader for the
week was Doctors Hospital
Health Systems (DHS), with
18,550 shares changing hands
and accounting for 27 per cent
of the total shares traded. The
big advancer for the week was
FirstCaribbean International
Bank (Bahamas) (CIB), up
$0.50 to close at a new 52-week
high of $11.50
Other companies posting
new 52-week highs last week
were Commonwealth Bank


(CBL) and FINCO (FIN),
which rose by $0.49 and $0.33
to end the week at $9.99 and
$10.99 respectively.
The FINDEX rose by an
astonishing 19.04 points this
week to close at 614.23. The
rise in FINDEX's value was
driven by the hike in the share
prices of CIB, CBL and FIN.

US ECONOMIC NEWS
Unemployment rate
declines -
The US economy created
211,000 non-agricultural jobs
last month, topping expecta-
tions and driving the unem-
ployment rate down to 4.7 per
cent, its lowest in four years.
The gain, which topped the
190,000-job median estimate
of economists surveyed by
Bloomberg News, came on the
heels of a 225,000-position gain


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in the previous month. The
February tally was revised low-
er from an initial estimate of
243,000.
The latest snapshot, released
by the Labour Department on
Friday, suggested that an accel-
erating economic expansion is
prompting companies to add
to their payrolls.
There was little sign of infla-
tion, as average hourly earn-
ings rose at a pace of 3.4 per
cent below the 3.5-per-cent
pace expected by economists.

Investor Tip of the Week

Types of Dividends -
The average Bahamian
investor loves a dividend-pay-
ing stock! A cash dividend,
that is. Some investors would
not even consider investing in a
company, no matter how
sound the investment, if the
company is not prepared to
paid out a portion of its earn-
ings in the form of a cash divi-


CAD$
GBP
EUR


Commodities


Crude Oil
Gold


dend.
While Bahamiam investors
are accustomed to the cash div-
idend payment, dividends paid
to common shareholders can
take on two other forms. They
are;

Stock dividends -
These are dividends paid out
in the form of additional stock
shares in. the company, or
shares of a subsidiary of the
company. They are usually
issued in proportion to shares
already owned. Stock divi-
dends benefit the company by
conserving its cash, and they
benefit the shareholder by
increasing his/her number of
shares in the company.

Property dividends -
These are paid with assets
owned by the issuing company.
Property dividends are usually
paid in the form of products
or services that the company
produces.


Weekly %Change


1.1491 -1.68
1.7431 0.33
1.2095 -0.16



Weekly %Change

$67.41 1.64
$593.40 1.70


International Stock Market Indexes:


DJIA
S & P 500
NASDAQ
Nikkei


Weekly %Change

11,120.04 0.10
1,295.50 0.05
2,339.02 -0.03
17,563.37 2.95


The Bahamian Stock Market

FINDEX 614.23% YTD 11.30%


BISX CLOSING
SYMBOL PRICE


AML
BAB
BBL
BOB
BPF
BSL
BWL
CAB
CBL
CHL
CIB
CWCB
DHS
FAM
FCC
FCL
FIN
ICD
JSJ
KZLB
PRE


$0.59
$1.18
$0.70
$7.10
$10.70
$14.00
$1.26
$9.20
$9.99
$1.69
$11.50
$4.94
$2.45
$6.21
$1.15
$10.40
$10.99
$9.50
$9.09
$7.74
$10.00


CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
CHANGE


$-

$0.15
$-

$-
$-
$-
$-
$0.49
$-
$0.50
$0.12
$-
$-.
$-
$-
$0.33
$-
$-
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$-


14225
0
0
3400
0
0
0
5068
1550
1345
5000

18550
0
0
1000
14355
5462
0
0
0


-19.18%
7.27%
0.00%
1.43%
2.88%
9.80%
0.00%
-3.66%
9.66%
3.05%
5.70%
2.49%
12.90%
2.64%
0.00%
3.48%
0.83%
-4.52%
0.44%
12.99%
0.00%


DIVIDENDIAGM NOTES:

Commonwealth Bank (CBL) declared an extraordinary
dividend of $0.12 per share payable on April 28, 2006, to all
common shareholders as at record date April 18, 2006.

Consolidated Water Company (CWCO) declared a div-
idend of $0.012 per share payable on May 5, 2006, to all com-
mon shareholders as at record date March 31, 2006.




South Ocean lawsuit settled
i


FROM page 1B

In return for dropping the
lawsuit, Case Financial will not
have to repay CCWIPP $2.5
million in debt plus interest
that it owes. CCWIPP will also
return one million ordinary
shares of Case Financial to the
latter's Treasury, and cancel
three million warrants to buy
the latter's common stock.
New warrants will be issued
to CCWIPP, and the two par-
ties are forming an operating
committee "to oversee the col-
lection of receivables due from
advances made through the
company by both parties".
The now-resolved lawsuit
was filed by L&M Specialities
and Case Financial, who


alleged breach of contract,
breach of fiduciary duties and
fraudulent inducement against
the South Ocean Development
Company and its ultimate
owner and financial backer,
the Canadian Commercial
Workers Industry Pension Plan
(CCWIPP). They had sought
$100 million damages, plus
interest, costs and legal fees.
The crux of the dispute,
which was filed on November
9, 2005, was a contract that
South Ocean entered into with
L&M that year, which alleged-
ly gave the latter and its sub-
sidiaries an exclusivity period
to conduct due diligence and
conclude the resort's purchase.
CCWIPP and,,the other
defendants denied all the alle-
gations.


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THE TRIBUNE


THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce has named Craig
Symonette, chairman of
Bahamas Ferries, as its Busi-
nessperson of the Year, with
Lisa McCartney its Entrepre-
neur of the Year.
Philip Simon, the Chamber's
executive director, said in a
statement: "Mr Symonette is
responsible for Bahamas Fer-
ries, the inter-island marine
transportation company which
is revolutionising marine trans-
portation in the Bahamas, and
Lucayan Tropical Produce, the
first major hydroponics farm
in the Bahamas and the single
largest investment in agricul-
ture by a private company."
Executive
Mrs McCartney, a former
Miss Bahamas, is the chief
executive of Unicorn Village
and the Meridian School at
Unicorn Village. The school
opened its doors in 2003, cater-
ing to children in grades one
to four, and currently has 92
students.
In addition to the two tradi-
tional awards, the Chamber
will honour two long-standing
members of the business com-
munity %ith Life Time
Achievement Awards.
Businessmen Franklyn
'Frankie' Butler and Vincent
D'Aguilar will receive these
awards at the honours ban-
quet. Both men have made
tremendous contributions to
the Bahamian Business Com-
munity over the last 30 plus
years.
The Life Time Achievement
Award will now become a
standard award given to long
serving members of the busi-
ness community.
The Awards will be given
out on Saturday, April 22, at
the 35th annual Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce
Awards banquet, which will be
held at the Wyndham Crystal
Palace Resort and Casino at
8pm.
Week
Chamber week begins on
Wednesday, April 19, with the
Bahamas Chambers President
Meeting and an Opening
Reception at the British Colo-
nial Hilton.
On Thursday, April 20, the
Business Development Semi-
nar sponsored by the US
Embassy, the Bahamas Devel-
opment Bank and the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce begins at the Radisson
Cable Beach Resort.
Chamber week culminates
with the first annual Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce Glob-
alisation Conference at the
Radisson Cable Beach Resort
on Monday, April 24, arid
Tuesday, April 25.


* THE Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce has named Lisa
McCartney as its Entrepreneur
of the Year. Mrs McCartney, a
former Miss Bahamas, is the
chief executive of Unicorn Vil-
lage and the Meridian School
at Unicorn Village.


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is moving to our new location on
Wulff Road opposite Mount Royal Avenue,
West of Shell Gas Station.

WE WILL BE CLOSED AT OUR PRESENT LOCATION
FROM APRIL 12, 2006 AND WILL RE-OPEN
APRIL 18, 2006 AT THE NEW LOCATION.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Telephone Number 323-4191
Fax Number 322-7458

Signed The Management


Insurance Executive
US$80,000 to US$100,000
Freeport/Anguilla
International boutique life insurance company catering to
the needs of high net worth individuals seeks senior level
insurance executive. Looking for all round experience at
the management level. Will oversee all aspects of the
application process, underwriting, issuing, and maintenance
of life and annuity policies. Offices in Freeport and Anguilla.
This position can be located in either location. Send. resume
to: humanresources8751@hotmail.com




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ION ONE

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PHONE: 328-1 on 1 (328.1661)
1. -.


q UBS -
UBS (Bahamas) Ltd is one of the leading Wealth
Managers in the Caribbean. We look after Wealthy
private clients by providing them, with
comprehensive, value-enhancing services.

For our newly created UBSI Quality Desk in Nassau
we are looking for a

DESK HEAD (QUALITY DESK)

In this challenging position you will be responsible
for:

Advising clients (mainly from Latin America)
Liaising with UBSI Financial Advisors
Proposing investment solutions in the client's
mother tongue

We are searching for a team player with extensive
experience in international wealth management,
specializing in the fields of customer relations and
retention, investment advice and portfolio
management. A proven track record in a comparable
position with a leading global financial institution,
excellent knowledge of investment products and
fluency in English as well as Spanish and/or
Portuguese is essential.

Applications by Bahamian nationals only should be
addressed to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
Nassau, Bahamas


TEACHERS AND SALARIED WORKERS
CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD.

THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

wishes to announce that applications are now being invited
from all qualified members who wish to be considered for
recommendation as candidates for the seats to become
available on either the Board of Directors or The Supervisory
Committee at the 29th Annual General Meeting.to be held
on Saturday, May 20, 2006.

All members interested in serving in either capacity should
collect an application form from any office of the Teachers
and Salaried Workers Co-operative Credit Union Limited
offices in Nassau, Freeport and Abaco.

The qualification for each post is available upon request.

Completed applications, along with the other information
requested, should be returned to any of the offices on or
before the close of business on Friday April 28, 2006.

Any application, not fully completed or without the requested
supporting information, or received after the aforementioned
date will not be eligible for consideration.

"BIG ENOUGH TO SERVE,
SMALL ENOUGH TO CARE"


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THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4B, MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006


National Health based


on


awed assumptions'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

MANY assumptions used to devel-
op the proposed National Health
Insurance (NHI) scheme "are so ten-
uous, incorrect and imprecise" that
they cannot be used as a basis for
such a critical project, a leading med-
ical practitioner has warned.
Dr Duane Sands, in an address to
the Rotary Club of East Nassau, said
the Blue Ribbon Commission's failure
to incorporate all points of views,
even opposing ones, into its delibera-
tions, indicated that not all options
for Bahamian healthcare reform were
considered.

Assumptions

On flawed assumptions, Dr Sands
gave the example of the NHI scheme
proposing that all non-members pay
in full for services provided by the
Bahamian healthcare system.
However, he pointed out that the
existing government policy was one
of universal access, guaranteeing


healthcare for all, regardless of
whether it was paid or unpaid, or if
the person was an illegal immigrant.
The public health sector was also
failing to collect the mandatory fees
payable for nominal services, gaining
only $6 million per annum despite
providing $170 million of services.
Dr Sands described the 'spin'
placed on the NHI as "perhaps the
greatest tragedy", saying that promis-
es of 'no more cook-outs', improved
access and shorter waiting lists were
creating unrealistic expectations
among the Bahamian public.
He explained: "Simply put,
Bahamians want first world medicine
at a third world price. Stated another
way, Bahamians are led to believe
that their public healthcare system
can deliver what the public demands
even when, it is under-funded and
under-equipped to deliver.
"Successive governments have been
unwilling to admit that the public
health system was limited that it
could not provide everything to all -
because the political fall-out would
have been unacceptable.


"Further Bahamians have been led
to believe that the difference in
charges in the private sector was
largely the result of greed of the
health care providers, physicians and
institutions as opposed to critically
evaluating .the real components of
cost.

Strive

"Now, we are about to make the
situation even worse even as we strive
to make it better. Capacity in the pub-
lic healthcare system is stretched to
the limit and creating serious ineffi-
ciencies. The current staffing is hand-
icapped by an undercapitalised infra-
structure that has not been able to
invest in needed technology, repairs
or upgrades."
Dr Sands estimated that there was
a $250-$500 million accrued funding
deficit in the Bahamian public health
sector, meaning the amount needed to
bridge the gap between reality and
the healthcare targets set by the NHI
report.
He said: "Bahamians idolise the


healthcare system in the USA...
indeed the standard is that found in
South Florida and the public demands
reflect this.
"While this illustration can be
embellished,-the pivotal issue is that
we need to honestly manage expec-
tations and utilisation to achieve the
sustainable endpoint of improved
quality and access. The current 'spin'
is doing exactly the opposite."
Dr Sands pointed out that the tax
that would be imposed to pay for the
NHI, equivalent to 5.3 per cent of an
employed worker's income split
evenly between employee and
employer would be primarily paid by
those on fixed salaries, and those
whose incomes were easy to calcu-
late.
This system, he added, would "min-
imise" payments by those on variable
incomes, such as hotel workers, taxi
drivers, jitney drivers and fishermen.
Dr Sands said: "Existing data
already confirms that Bahamians live
well beyond their means and save lit-
tle. The assumption that a tax to pro-
vide more funds for healthcare will


result in an improvement in percep-
tion of well-being is a very long
stretch.... .............
"Simply increasing funding with-
out clearly spelling out the required
extent and scope of process reform
will exacerbate the inefficiency. 1
believe that true health sector reform
will more substantively impact quali-
ty than incremental funding increases.
"All patients should ideally be 'pri-
vate patients' with rigidly managed
lengths of stay, quality control and
cost containment. While the level and
extent of benefits will vary, a clearly
defined minimum standard of care
should be the goal of the public sec-
tor............
Sector

"The idea that we should create an
inflated public sector in the interest of
improve quality is as close to Orwell's
Animal Farm as we can get. It is a
frighteningly retrogressive step pos-
sible and will lead to less account-
ability, longer waiting times and
reduced quality."


M&E Limited




TRAINEE DIESEL TECHNICIANS
WANTED


Applicants are invited for a limited number of positions available in a program
starting July 2006. High School and BTVI graduates, or anyone having a passion for
hands-on technical work is needed to train for the opportunity to work with
Caterpillar heavy equipment including generators, marine engines, etc.


/ Industry best 5 year Internship Program
/ Overseas state-of-the-art training (2 4 months)
/ Potential for growth
/ Safe working conditions
v Health & Pension benefits


Machinery & Energy Limited is looking for ambitious, diligent and enthusiastic
applicants. Graduates of this Internship Program will be qualified to analyze and
repair highly complex equipment. Applications are available at our office located on
1 College Avenue, Oakes Field next to C.C. Sweeting High School.


Email: apply()me-ltd.com
Website: http://me-ltd.cat.com







Financial Advisors Ltd. iJI I
Pricing Information As Of:
7 April 200 6
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7.24 6.00 Bank of Bahamas 7.10 7.10 0.00 1,000 0.643 0.330 11.0 4.65%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.70 0.70 0.00 0.175 0.020 4.0 2.86%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.26 1.26 0.00 0.105 0.060 12.0 4.76%
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9.60 8.00 Cable Bahamas 9.20 9.20 0.00 5,050 0.565 0.240 16.3 2.61%
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6.21 4.02 Famguard 6.21 6.21 0.00 0.542 0.240 11.5 3.86%
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TO TRADE CA.LL COLIPNA 242-502-7010 i FIDELITY' 242-356-.76


$600-$700 development


eyes May groundbreaking


.FROM page 1B

Rum Cay terminal would have
all the essential requirements,
including immigration and cus-
toms facilities.
SMr Mittens said construction
of the resort's marina, which
will initially have 90 slips, is
scheduled to "start in earnest"
with the groundbreaking and
take seven to eight months to
complete.
As work progresses on the
marina, which together with
the marina village retail and
entertainment complex will be
the project's centrepiece, Mon-
tana Holdings will start work
on the other component, which
include a boutique hotel and
fractional ownership.
"Once the marina is built,
people have to have some-
where to stay," Mr Mittens
said. "Very quickly` after the


marina starts, we will have to
start developing the marina vil-
lage and the hotel."
The hotel will be structured
around a central facility that
will incorporate a spa, with the
accommodation featuring 50
cottages set in a garden-type,
authentic Bahamian setting.
The fractional ownership
component will consist of
about 80 units, and the project
will include other land and real
estate segmentt. .
Mr Mittens'aid the Rum
Cay Resort Marina would be
constructed over a six-year
period, although,"most of it
will be completed in three
years".
At the construction peak,
between 300-400 workers will
be employed, and Montana

SEE page 7B


Notice


This is to inform the public that



Maranatha Close



will be CLOSED on
Tuesday, April 1 th, 2006
between the hours of
6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

We apologize for any
inconvenience experienced.














The Public Hospitals Authority invites tender for the purchase of
the following vehicles:-
1. 1999 Mitsubishi L300 Bus
2. 2. 1997 Daewoo Damas Van
3. 1995 Daewoo Racer
4. 1990ChevyS10
Vehicles 1-4 can be viewed at the Princess Margaret Hospital's
Compound, Shirley Street.
5. 1998 Daewoo Cielo
6. 1997 Daewoo Espero
7. 2000 DaewooTico
8. 1999 Kia Pregio Van
Vehicles 5-8 can be viewed at Materials Management directorate's
Compound, Shirley Street.
Sealed envelopes, marked tender should be addressed to the Managing
Director, Public Hospitals Authority, Manx Corporate
Centre/Dockendale House, P.O. Box N-8200, to arrive no later than
April 30, 2006. (Vehicles are sold as is)

Herbert H. Brown
Managing Director


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BUSINESS






MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006, PAGE 5[


T-IF TRIRI INF


Inventors: System 'patently'


outdated


* By Greg Griffin
The Denver Post
Boulder, Colo.- The Unit-
ed States' system for patenting
new innovations isn't working
and needs to be reformed,
intellectual-property experts
and business leaders said last
week in Boulder.
The system has come under
fire as the explosion of techno-
logical innovation during the
past decade has dramatically
increased paterit filings. One
result is a proliferation of
"bad" patents that protect
inventions that aren't really
new or innovative, or are just
plain obvious. Not surprisingly,
patent-related litigation also
has mushroomed. "The prolif-
eration of patents is out of con-
trol," said Tom McGimpsey,
general counsel for McData


Corp., a network- storage com-
pany based in nearby Broom-
field. "It's the: perfect business
storm."
Boulder venture capitalist
Brad Feld suggested the gov-
ernment do away with all soft-
ware patents. He said the main
reason software companies
obtain patents is to defend
themselves against infringe-
ment suits. "Software compa-
nies would be dramatically bet-
ter off without a patent sys-
tem," Feld said.
McGimpsey and Feld were
among more than a dozen legal
and business experts who dis-
cussed problems with the
patent system in a symposium
Thursday at the University of
Colorado law school. Not
everyone agreed that the sys-
tem needs an overhaul. Boul-
der-based Cellport Systems


chief executive Pat Kennedy
said the U.S. system remains
far better than Europe's more
stringent system. "Every patent
I have there is challenged. ..
It's killing me. It's a great way
to stifle innovation," he said.
Of particular concern among
some panelists is the ability of
patent holders who don't pro-
duce anything to extract large
settlements from companies by
threatening to shut down their
operations.
The maker of BlackBerry
personal e-mail devices recent-
ly agreed to pay such a patent-
holding company $612 million
to end a four-year legal battle.
"We need to recalibrate the
system so that the patent own-
er is entitled to something pro-
portionate to what they actual-
ly invent," said Stanford Uni-
versity law professor and


patent specialist Mark Lemley.
The U.S. Supreme Court is
considering whether to make
it more difficult for some
patent holders to force accused
infringers to stop production.
Congress also is weighing
measures to increase the scruti-
ny that proposed patents
receive. The idea is to approve
fewer, higher-quality patents.
Lemley suggests that the
government establish a "gold-
plate" patent to offer better
legal protection than standard
patents. "You ought to be able
to buy yourself a really rigorous
examination," he said.
Competitors also should be
given the opportunity to chal-
lenge a newly granted patent
to ensure its quality, Lemley
said. But Kennedy, whose com-
pany patents and licenses wire-
less technology, said such


Dunkin' Donuts sale completed


FROM page 1B

bottom line.
On the franchise side, Mr
Thurlow said Domino's Pizza
had plans to open one more
store in either southern or
western New Providence,
although no location had been
pinpointed.
Domino's had evolved into a
business with an annual
turnover that was "just shy" of
$10 million, Mr Thurlow said,
having opened two stores last
year one on Blue Hill Road,
the other in Freeport and
closed its Bay Street outlet.
He added that the franchise
was delivering an "increased
contribution to the bottom
line" and big cash flow, with
costs, especially payroll, well
contained.
Over the fiscal year to Janu-
ary 31, 2007, Mr Thurlow said
Abaco Markets was looking to
broaden its product offering,
fine-tune merchandising and
improve customer service.


"Probably our number one
focus right now is to improve
the speed of check out and cus-
tomer experience at the check
out," Mr Thurlow said.
Of the financial targets, he
added: "I certainly hope that
we will be able to make a prof-
it each quarter this year, but
we're not quite there yet."
On the product front, Mr
Thurlow said the group had.
expanded its Cost Right store
at the Town Centre Mall by,
3,000 square feet of warehouse
space, enabling it to broaden
product ranges.
Grocery and lawn/garden
were two product areas tar-
geted for expansion, while the
produce and meat departments
were also due to be revamped.
"We've upgraded all our
stores from a shopability,
equipment, technology and
image point of view," Mr
Thurlow said. "We think, over-
all, we have much nicer stores
than our competitors, and peo-
ple will recognize that and that


will, help us significantly down
the road."
He added that Abaco Mar-
kets would also seek to lever-
age what it believed was a
technology advantage it had
on its principal rivals.
It is also possible that the
company and its retail formats
could benefit from the poten-
tial sale of Winn-Dixie's 78 per
cent stake in Bahamas Super-
markets to BK Foods, the
Bahamian group headed by
Mark Finlayson and Jerome
Fitzgerald, in a $50 million
deal. On the balance sheet
side, Abaco Markets said its
total bank debt had declined
to $9.7 million at year-end Jan-
uary 31, 2006, compared to
$13.8 million at the beginning
of the year. Net debt had fallen
by a further $400,000 in the
fourth quarter.
Monthly interest on its debt
was decreasing, Mr Thurlow
said, and the company was
already beginning to set aside
funds to pay preference share-


SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS

PUBLIC NOTICE

No. 2 of 2006 7th April. 2006

RE: Williams Matthey Ltd.



This NOTICE is issued by the Securities Commission of The Bahamas ("the
Commission") pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Industry Act, 1999 ("the
Act").

It has been brought to the attention of the Commission that the above named company
may be carrying out activities that are registrable under the Act.

The general public is HEREBY ADVISED that neither Williams Matthey Ltd. its
agents nor its consultants are registrants of the Securities Commission nor have they
made application for registration with the Commission. Therefore, any activity by
this company, its agents or consultants in conducting registrable activity in or from
this jurisdiction is a violation of the Actz Further, if this company in any way holds
itself out as fully compliant and bona fide persons operating in the securities industry
from this jurisdiction, it has committed an offence and is liable for criminal prosecution
and/or regulatory sanctions under the relevant laws of The Bahamas.

Background

Williams Matthey Ltd using the acronym WMAM appears to be a company engaged
in providing investment advice to the public. The company is said to be located at
the "2nd Floor of the Caf6 Skans Building, Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas." The
Commission advises that it has visited this address and to the best of its knowledge,
there is no company named Williams Matthey Ltd. operating from that address.

Further, Williams Matthey Ltd is purportedly offering the opportunity to members
of the public to purchase shares in entities named TriClean Enterprises Inc. and
National Detection Clinics Ltd.

The Commission advises that it has no knowledge of an entity by or an offering in
an entity named TriClean Enterprises Inc. or National Detection Clinics Ltd. Further,
the Commission advises that it has no knowledge of Williams Matthey Ltd., its
business practices nor its officers and directors.

Persons desirous of conducting business with Williams Matthey Ltd. its agents, or
its consultants, should be cognizant that they are doing so with an unregulated entity
and individuals. You are therefore strongly urged to conduct full and proper due
diligence and exercise the utmost caution before engaging in transactions with the
above named company, its agents or its consultants.

Any persons who are already involved in transactions with the above named company,
its agents or its consultants and are concerned about these transactions should contact
Ms Mechelle Martinborough, Secretary & Legal Counsel at the Securities Commission
of The Bahamas at telephone number 356-6291/2 or in writing to P.O. Box N-8347,
Nassau, The Bahamas or via email: info@scb.gov.bs


holders the first $2 million
instalment on December 31,
2006. Abaco Markets was
developing a Bahamian mid-
dle management team, some-
thing Mr Thurlow described as
"the secret of success", while
many group structures had
been streamlined.
Mr Thurlow, whose Abaco
Markets contract expired at
the end of the company's
financial year, said a "transi-
tion plan will be announced
very shortly".
Of his time at the company,
he said: "We're definitely in a
lot better shape than we were.
We're making steady progress.
There's no doubt about that.
It's not been swift, it's been
one step at a time."


reforms are likely to hurt problem" with the patent s)
inventors. "Lawyers are the ,tem, he said.




SUBS.

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the leading Wealth
Manager, has opening for a

WEALTH MANAGEMENT
CLIENT ADVISOR

In this challenging position you will be
responsible for the high net work individuals
from Europe. Your main tasks are:

Advisory and servicing existing clients
Supporting the acquisition of new clients
Proposing of investments solutions in the
client's mother tongue.

We are searching for a personality with extensive
experience in international wealth management,
specialized in the fields of customer relations,
investment advice and portfolio management.
A proven track record in a comparable position
with a leading global financial institution, as
well as fluency in English, French and German
is essential.

Written applications by Bahamian nationals
only should be addressed to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources Management
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas


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





POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY


Customer Service


Representative
At


Domino's Pizza &

Dairy Queen


Qualifications:
Good customer service skills a must

Duties:
4- Answering the phone
. Anything necessary to ensure the proper execu-
tion of store operations.

Send resume to Attention:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box SS-6704, Nassau, Bahamas ~ Fx: 356.7855 or
Deliver to: Abaco Markets Ltd., Town Centre Mall or
Email: hr@abacomarkets.com


ITOTYS L


A Single Storey Commercial Building of concrete structure approximately 11 years old which houses a Restaurant
& Disco comprising 6,456 sq. ft. situated on Lot No. 90-D (42,616 sq. ft.) being a portion of a Lot of Land totaling
4.646 acres on Main Eleuthera, Queens Highway, Lower Bogue, Eleuthera
The property is well landscaped and is in closed proximity to a Shopping Centre and Gas Sthtion. Utilities: Electricity,
City Water and Telephone


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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
SERIOUS ENQUIRIES ONLY!


This is the House of Repre-
sentatives' version of sweep-
ing legislation that would over-
haul federal oversight of the
two mortgage giants.
The California Association
of Mortgage Brokers thinks it's
a good idea and recently
attended a hearing in Sacra-
mento to voice support for
Assemblyman Mark Ridley-
Thomas' AJR 47.
This is a joint resolution of
the state Assembly and Sen-
ate that urges the president
and Congress to recognize the
high cost of buying a home in
California.
Ridley-Thomas, in an inter-
view Friday, notes that Cali-
fornia lags the national aver-
age in homeownership so
something needs to be done.
"If we want more people to
experience homeownership,
we need to take the steps that
are practical to facilitate that
outcome," he said.
He's right.
For years, California resi-
dents have been shortchanged
when it comes to obtaining
mortgages guaranteed by Fan-
nie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Each year the two mortgage
companies set their conform-
ing loan limits based on the
October-to-October changes
in the average home price
computed by the Federal
Housing Finance Board.
This year it is $417,000.
In February, the median sin-
gle-family home price in Cali-
fornia was $535,470. In Los
Angeles County, it was
$565,600, according to the Cal-
ifornia Association of Real-


tors. Only five of 22 major
markets tracked by the group
were under the new loan limit.
Fannie Mae, in a new release
last year, said its average loan
size for single-family proper-
ties in the first three quarters
of 2005 was about $172,000.
That seems to put the Gold-
en State at a disadvantage.
Borrow money from a Fan-
nie or Freddie affiliated lender
up to that the conforming
amount and you get a pretty
good interest rate. If you have
to stretch above that in places
where homes are expensive
you may need a jumbo loan,
which cost more.
Jumbo's typically carry a
quarter to a half point more in
interest that a traditional loan.
"I can tell you it comes at a
very high cost to the people of
this state, somewhere between
$500 (million) and $700 mil-
lion annually in higher mort-
gage payments and interest
costs," Ridley-Thomas said
said of the disparity between
the conforming loan limits and
California prices.
"It's completely avoidable
and that's why I feel it's imper-
ative that Congress and the
president give us the appro-
priate relief in this regard."
Michael Faust, chairman of
the government affairs com-
mittee for the California Asso-
ciation of Mortgage Brokers
and vice president of American
Pacific Brokers in Roseville,
agrees that California residents
are getting a raw deal.
For example, if someone
used a jumbo loan to buy a
$470,000 home late last week,


the monthly mortgage pay-
ment would be about about
$155 more a month than if a
traditional loan were used.
"Some people say its only
$155 a month. The reality is
that's a lot of money," Faust
said late last week. "This is
really important to the people
of California."
The irritating part of this is
that there are exceptions for
some designated high-cost
areas where the limit is 50 per-
cent higher. Those areas are
Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the
U.S. Virgin Islands.
Go figure.
HR 1461 would change this.
Section 123 of the bill, spon-
sored by Richard H. Baker, R-
La., brings price in the eqta-
tion for determining a high cost
area.
That would give place like
Los Angeles, San Jose, San
Francisco, Ventura and San
Diego a better shake. Same for
places like New York City,
Miami and Washington, D.C.
Of course there is a compet-
ing bill from the U.S. Senate.
It does nothing to address
the housing cost inequity.
Ridley-Thomas thinks this is
an oversight.
And ironic.
"We boast of being the sixth
most powerful economy in the
world and we lag behind the
national average in terms of
home ownership, which is a
fairly fundamental feature of
a robust economy," he said.
Lag probably isn't the best
choice of words in this case.
California is next to last in
homeownership.
And it remains to be seen
whether the politicians in the
nation's capitlWare


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













GERACE RESEARCH CENTRE SCHOLARSHIPS (FORMALLY) BAHAMAS FIELD STATION/
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

SCHOLARSHIPS FALL 2006

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for twelve (12) Scholarships tenable at accredited
institutions in the United States of America under the Bahamas Field Station/Ministry of Education
Agreement (1971), commencing September 2006.
Under the Agreement, participating Colleges and Universities will offer full tuition scholarships and the
Ministry of Education will pay board and lodging charges.

Applicants should have gained admission into one of the following institutions where the number of
awards available is indicated:

GANNON UNIVERSITY, Erie Pennsylvania 1
ALBRIGHT COLLEGE, Reading, Pennsylvania 1
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Aiken, South Carolina 1
WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY, Springfield, Ohio 1 PARTIAL
DICKINSON COLLEGE, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 2
HARTWICK COLLEGE, Oneonta, New York 1
MIAMI UNIVERSITY OF OHIO, Oxford, Ohio
a. UNDERGRADUATE PARTIAL 1
b. GRADUATE-FULL 2
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN, New Haven, Connecticut 1
ELMIRA COLLEGE, Elmira, New York 1

Applications will be accepted only for the Colleges/Universities
specified above.

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens, should have successfully completed high school education in The
Bahamas, and be in possession of at least 5 G.C.E./B.G.C.S.E. subjects, including English language and
Mathematics at grade A, B, or C.
Bahamian citizens currently pursuing studies at one of the named institutions may apply for this award and
should submit an up-to-date transcript along with the completed application form.

Applicants should note that the area of study must be one deemed acceptable for the further development of
the country.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Scholarship and Education Loan Division
of The Ministry of Education or from the Ministry of Education website at www.bahamaseducation.com

Completed application forms should be returned to The Scholarship and Education Loan Division,
Ministry of Education, P. O. Box N-3913,
No later than Friday. May 19, 2006.

Application forms received after this date will not be considered.


$


.00

) per hr.


Plus Tips!
Applicants must be 18 years or older,
have valid driver's license, have access to a vehicle with proof of insurance.
Please bring current Health Certificate, police record & a passport photo
Applications available at
Abaco Markets Ltd.,Town Centre Mall

Ph: 325-2122



CAL OR \COMEIN TOAY


* By Gregory J. Wilcox
c.2006 Los Angeles
Daily News
LOS ANGLES -- Anyone
in the market for a house in
California or any other expen-
sive market might want to
keep tabs on HR 1461. That's
the Housing Finance Reform
Act of 2005, and if it passes
with a key provision in place, it
could save home buyers money
when it comes to getting loans
for properties meeting Fred-
die Mac and Fannie Mae con-
forming loan limits.


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


LEGALONOTICE.

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
No.45 of 2000

CAPITAL LEASING CORP. #4 LTD.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 137 (8) of
the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
the Dissolution of CAPITAL LEASING CORP. #4 LTD.
has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was the
29th day of December, 2005.



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Holdings has acquired an 80-
berth accommodation barge
from the US Marines to pro-


vide living quarters for work-
ers. The barge is due to be
moved down to Rum Cay fol-


lowing a refit in the next few
weeks.
The Montana Holdings
chairman added that, when
completed: "There will proba-
bly be 400 [full-time] jobs min-
imum, and a number of those
people will have families; We.
think the population of Rum
Cay will increase to at least
1,000 people."
The developers are already
employing eight of Rum Cay's
existing inhabitants, out of a
total population of around 80.
With all financing in place
to complete the project, Mr
Mittens said the Rum Cay
Resort Marina's "big market"
will be the US. He explained
that it "probably had the best
fishing in the world", while the
spa facilities and equestrian
centre would prove attractive
for wives and families when
the husband was out at sea.
The development is target-
ing active families and trav-
ellers, who are seeking adven-
ture and plenty of activities
during a vacation, whether it
be an extended vacation or
weekend trip.
"The American market,
we've found, has boaters who
may want their boats left in
Rum Cay for dry storage," Mr
Mittens said. These clients
would be able to fly into the
island from the US, and the
resort would have ensured
their boats were ready to go,
all prepared for a day's fish-
ing.
Rum Cay's real estate would
appeal to Americans seeking


unplanned short breaks, Mr
Mittens said, enabling them to
"step on the plane and have
an instant holiday".
Another potential market
were private plane owners and
their passengers, Mr Mittens
said, adding that Monta-na' ,
Holdings was still in discus-
sions with potential operators
for the boutique hotel.
A reverse osmosis plant will
be installed to meet the devel-
opment's water demands, and
Mr Mittens said the developers
would continue to provide
water to Rum Cay's residents
in conjunction with the Water
& Sewerage Corporation.
He added: "We believe that
BEC will have to upgrade their
facilities to meet the demands
of the new development, and
negotiations will begin in the
very near future."


Legal Notice
NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

MEDSALL INVESTMENTS
LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), MEDSALL
INVESTMENT LIMITED, is in dissolution. CONTINENTAL
LIQUIDATORS INC. is the Liquidator and can be contacted at No.
2 Commercial Centre Square, P.O. Box #71, Alofi, Niue Islands. All
persons having claims against the above-named company are required
to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts or claims
to the Liquidator; before 8th May, 2006.

_a- ._..........
S B. Foster
For: Continna Liquidators, Inc.
Liquidator


TEACHING VACANCIES

The Anglican Central Education Authority invites applications
from qualified Teachers for the following positions available
in Anglican Schools for September 2005. The public is advised
that these positions are being advertised in accordance with
the policies of the Immigration Authorities before Application
for the renewal of Work Permits is submitted.-Bahamians are
encouraged to apply.

One (1) Spanish Teacher
One (1) Primary Spanish Teacher
One (1) French Teacher
One (1) Home Economics Teacher
One (1) Commerce/ Economics Teacher
Two (2) Social Stddies Teachers
Two (2) Primary Teachers
Three(3) Language/ Literature Teacher
Three (3) Mathematics Teachers
One (1) Computer Teacher
One (1) Physics Teacher
One (1) Technical Drawing Teacher
One (1) Music Teacher
One (1) Art Teacher

Applications must be received by Friday, April 15, 2005.
:Only:qualified Te.l, hiLi % i il Bachelor's Degree and Teacher
Training need apply. A minimum of two years teaching
experience is required. Teachers should have a working
Knowledge of Computers.

For further details please contact the Anglican Central
Education Authority on Sands Road and East Street at
telephone (242) 322 3015 or write to:

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
THE ANGLICAN CENTRAL EDUCATION
AUTHORITY
P.O.BOX N-656
NASSAU, BAHAMAS


POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY


Assistant Manager
At

Domino's Pizza



Qualifications:
. High School Diploma
s Past Managerial Experience
*. Available for day and night shifts, weekends
included.
Valid Driver's License
Strong leadership skills
4 Positive attitude toward customer service

Duties:
Maintain product service and image standard
Assist in supervision of all phases of production
Maintain high levels of efficiency and producti-
vity- in all areas of store operation

Send resume to Attention:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box SS-6704, Nassau, Bahamas Fx:356.7855 or
Deliver to: Abaco Markets Ltd., Town Centre Mall or
Email: hr@abacomarkets.com


A Single Storey Commercial Building of concrete structure approximately 5 years old which an incomplete Gas
Station and Underground Fuel Storage Tank and comprising 2,121 sq. ft. situated on Lot No. 90-F (27,738 sq. ft.)
being a portion of a Lot of Land totaling 4.646 acres on Main Eleuthera, Queens Highway, Lower Bogue, Eleuthera
The property is well landscaped and is in close proximity to a Shopping Centre and Gas Station. Area Utilities:
Electricity, City Water and Telephone


For conditions of the sale and other information, please contact:
.The Commercial Credit Collection Unit at: 356-1685, 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas
Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Cre lit Collection Unit,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
To reach us before April, 2006
Directions: Travelling on the western side of the Main Eleuthera Highway and approximately 2,219 feet northerly
from Four for Nothing Road on the Island of Eleuthera, Bahamas
Financing available for the qualified persons
Serious enquires only
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Retailer's sales up 9%




after Abaco Q4 woes


FROM page 1B


* DAVID THURLOW


ap

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd is one of the leading Wealth
Managers in the Caribbean. We look after Wealthy
private clients by providing them with
comprehensive, value-enhancing services.

For our Wealth Management team in Nassau we
are looking for an experienced.

DESK HEAD NORTH
AMERICA/CANADA

In this challenging position you will be responsible
for:

* Acquiring high net worth clients
* Advising clients (mainly from Canada)
Proposing investment solutions in the client's
mother tongue
* Leading the North America Desk

We are searching for a seasoned team leader with
extensive experience in international wealth
management, specializing i the fields of customer
relations and retention, investment advice and
portfolio management. A proven track record in a
comparable position with a leading global financial
institution, a very good network in Canada, excellent
knowledge of investment products and fluency in
English as well as French is essential.

Applications by Bahamian nationals only should be
addressed to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas




private investment bank limited

is presently looking for an

ACCOUNT OFFICER

The position. is open to candidates with the following
profile.

Qualifications
Bachelors of Science in Business, Banking,
Finance or equivalent. We will also consider
applicants who are in the process of achieving
this qualification
3-5 years experience in a similar capacity in an
offshore banking environment
Excellent PC skills
Excellent command of the English language,
French an asset

Responsibilities
Maintenance and administration of client accounts
Maintain customer satisfaction and keep excellent
customer relations in order to promote business
General administrative duties

Personal qualities
Excellent organization and communication skills
Able to work independently and in a small
structure
Commitment to service excellence
A positive and flexible attitude

Applicants should only apply in writing, (phone calls
will not be accepted) by April 17, 2006, enclosing a
full resume with a covering letter to:

Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box N-3918
Nassau, Bahamas


dcprcs,'ed the company's over-
all gioss margins by almost 2
per cent in the quarter to Jan-
uary 31, 2006.
This reduced the impact
from the almost 12 per cent
sales increase Abaco Markets
generated during that quarter,
group sales rising from $22.7
million the previous year to
$25.4 million.
Period

The period to January 31,
2006, was Abaco Markets'
fourth quarter, and also
includes the Christmas period
- a time when some retailers
make as much as 40-50 per
cent of annual sales.
Gavin Watchorn, Abaco
Markets chief financial officer,
said 50 per cent of the fourth
quarter sales improvement
came from the group's


Freeport operations, which had
rebounded following a 2004
Christmas where trading was
heavily impacted by the hur-
ricane aftermath.
Balance
He added that the balance
of the sales increase came from
the Nassau operations, and
said that "week-on-week",
Abaco Markets sales in the
first quarter of its new fiscal
year were up by 9 per cent on
2005.
Mr Watchorn said Abaco
Markets was seeking to
increase the group's year-on-
year sales by around 9 per cent.
The company was targeting
$100 million in sales for the
year ending on January 31,
2007, compared to this year's.
$94 million.
He added: "We're meeting
our budgets."
The $95,000 fourth quarter
net profit compared to a
$646,000 loss in the same peri-


Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

KEYWAY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

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

The date of commencement of dissolution is 31st
day of March, 2006.
HUANG, WEN-CHIN at Room 804,
Sino Centre, 582-592 Nathan Rd.,
Kin. H.K.
Liquidator




Legal Notice

NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

ATLANTIC ENERGY RESOURCES LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

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

The date of commencement of dissolution is 9th
day of February, 2006.
Michael Charles Russell,
P.O. Box 460,
Waterloo House,
Don Street,
St. Helier, Jersey
Channel Islands, JE4 5RS
Liquidator




Colombian/ Versace/Chopard
Versace Jeans Couture


Due to high volume and growth of the company, we
are looking for seasoned SALES MANAGERS,
ASSIGNTANT MANAGERS and SALES
ASSOCIATES with at least 2-5 years experience in
sales and 21 35 years of age. The following applicants
must possess the following qualities:

have a great personality
have a pleasant smile
be a peoples person
be very energetic
a team player
and love the fashion and jewelry industry.

If you have the criteria of all the above? And selling
is your forte; Come and be apart of an elite company
with rewarding incentives and great financial
opportunities.

Submit your resume in person with small photo to:
Charlene Johnson
Human Resources Manager
Versace Boutique
Crystal Courts
Atlantis, Paradise Island
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


od last year. For the full year to
January 31, 2006, the compa-
ny's made a loss of about
$300,000.
Abaco Markets generated
its $2.7 million sales rise in the
2006 fourth quarter on costs
that were $250,000 lower than
in the comparative period the
previous year.
As a result of payroll man-
agement and containment of
sales, general and administra-
tive expenses, Abaco Markets
enjoyed a 4 per cent reduction
on the expense ratio relating
to its sales numbers.
As a percentage of sales,
costs fell from 32 per cent the
previous year to 28 per cent in
the 2006 fourth quarter.
Mr Thurlow added: "We
would have had a really nice
report if not for the Abaco
problems. There will be some
continuing drag over the next
three to six months, but not to
the same extent."
Challenges

.To deal with the organisa-
tional challenges in Abaco, the
group has switched the deputy
chief of its Nassau-based
Solomon's SuperCentre to the
island to run the operation
there.
Mr Thurlow said: "We made
a change immediately after
Christmas, so from January 1


we had a new management
team there, and that's sta-
bilised the situation there."
Apart from a Soloimon's
SuperCentre, Abaco Markets'
Abaco operations also include
the former Abaco Wholesale,
now re-branded as Cost Right,
and its Solomon's store dn
Treasure Cay, which is "doing
a lot better".
Inventory

Mr Thurlow said: "All those
inventory issues in Abaco
impacted us badly. We did well
on the cost control side, and
not on the margin side, so
we're looking for margins to
increase in the first quarter of
the New Year."
Margins at Solomon's and
Cost Right in Nassau and
Freeport were up in the fourth
quarter, and Mr Thurlow said:
"Overall, gross margins steadi-
ly increased throughout the
year. On the most part, we're
happy with the gross margins.
We're more or less where we
want to be."
Abaco Markets recorded a
$353,000 gain on the revalua-
tion of its real estate proper-
ties, which it took in the
income statement in the fourth
quarter, as this reversed a par-
tial writedown three years ago.
Real estate is revalued once
every three years.


Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

HORIZON SECURITIES LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

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

The date of commencement of dissolution is 2nd
day of February, 2006.
Rubicon Corporate Services Limited
of Palm Grove House,
P.O. Box 438,
Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Liquidator




Legal Notice


NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 131 (4) (a), (b) and
(c) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, notice
is hereby given that:-

(a) MOTORDROME INC., is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution is
the 27th day of March, A.D., 2006 and

(c) the Liquidator is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308 East
Bay St.



C.B. Strategy Ltd.
Liquidator




LEGAL NOTICE



NOTICE



SUPE LTD


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act, 2000, the dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.
Dated this 6th day of April, A.D. 2006.



Anthony B. Dupuch
Liquidator


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Opening lead king of hearts.
This fascinating hand appears in
"Spotlight on Card Play" by Robert
Darvas and Paul Lukacs. West leads
the king of hearts, East following suit
with the five, and the question is how
declarer should proceed so as to give
himself the best chance of making
three notrump.
Let's first assume that South takes
the king with the ace and tries a dia-
mond finesse. East wins and returns
a heart, and South goes down one.
Let's. next assume that South
ducks the king of hearts, playing the


three on it. If 'West leads another
heart, South easily makes four
notrump. But if West gives proper
weight to his partner's play of the
five of hearts the lowest heart
available he does not lead another
heart, realizing that South has the
A-J.
West instead shifts to the queen of
spades and continues the suit even if
declarer ducks the queen and jack. In
this case, South also goes down one,
eventually losing a heart, three
spades and a diamond.
It might therefore seem that
declarer is doomed no matter what
he does on the first trick, but that is
not quite so. In fact, he stands a very
good chance of misdirecting the
defense if, at trick one, he drops the
jack'of hearts on West's king!
Wqst would have to be truly
inspired to stop leading hearts after
this extraordinary play, since he
would naturally assume that South
started with the A-J alone. This
would be consistent with East hold-
ing the 6-5-3 and signaling mildly
with the five.
West would almost surely play
another heart at trick two to force out
the ace. South could then afford to
win with the ace and attempt the dia-
mond finesse, guaranteeing the con-
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nine-letter word. No
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words with a hyphen or apostrophe permitted.
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in inkjet printer).
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25 Spirit (3)
28 Fire-raising (5)
30 Skinflint (5)
31 Relicent (5)
32 Conceal (4)
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effort (3,5)
8 Is eating one most
elevating? (6)
10 Act unfairly in many a race (5)
13 Enlightenment for a Los Angeles
politician? (4)
14 They're off to show appreciation and
respect (4)
15 Bob's gir? (4)
16 It can easily get out
of hand (3)
17 Bernard was maybe out of breath (4)
19 Aristocrat in a right
old mess? (4)
21 A good shot-stopper (5-4)
23 In effect, music on
a plate (4)
24 Find out about modern
times? (4)
26 He cut a superior
woman short! (3)
27 Was consciously fresh after a
weekend (4)
29 Regarded as less than
moneyed (4)
32 Pretty little thing on
a atdirg? (4)
33 Jazz,note is a
business (5)
34 Players with high
voices? (6)
35 Could a plumber do one for
entertainment? (3,5)
36 A horsy question why go
round the pub? (6)


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1 Should it always be a draw? (5)
2 A naval force possibly left out East
(5)
3 Be next to an upturned tub (4)
4 How traps might serve as
restraint (5)
5 Vessel known for its tidy shape? (4)
6 Sent In chains, perhaps? (6)
9 She may have a meal with a bit of a
liar (6)
11 Female fished out in the
repechage (3)
12 Idiots making a ship into a
stormy sea (5)
13 Depressed by a more down-to-earth
Editor? (7)
15 Bound to go out of phase (3)
16 Sooner than finish nowhere (3)
18 Is he into computers for kicks? (6)
20 Send for a system (5)
21 Police department, though it could
be a medical centre (3)
22 Not enough, perhaps, to help make
life wearisome (3)
23 Are such foreigners rather
like Dan? (6)
25 Guided by a little coloured light (3)
28 Unpleasant in no out-of-the-way
Infarlfi-. (5)
30 Open:, up wicked ways to hide a
mistaken conclusion (5)
31 Put off the doctor about to change a
fee (5)
32 Eating just one seems funny,
mister (4)
33 New diet that makes
its mark (4)


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Horoscope


By LINDA BLACK


MONDAY,
APRIL10


ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You must look for compromises,
Aries, otherwise you'll be butting
heads with everyone who crosses your
path. Cool your temper to get through
the week.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You may not be getting the support
you need on the work front, but there
is no point in making a scene about it,
because that will only add fuel to the
fire, Ride it out; it won't last long.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
You may be a bit impulsive this
week, Gemini, but it's not necessar-
ily a bad thing. Spontaneity is some-
times needed to break up the hum-
drum. Enjoy living.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
It's likely to be an emotional week
for you and loved ones, Cancer. Rely
on each other as a support group, and
you'll be able to rally through this
tough time together.
,LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Yoel will find plenty to laugh and 'be
happy about this week, but not
everyone will share your positive
view bf the world. Leo. Don't let
them get you down.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
This is not a good time to take risks
with money, Virgo. You may think
that because you've been frugal you
can let loose. Reconsider, and con-
tinue to watch your pennies.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You may get irritated this week by
people who can't make up their
minds about tirings, Libra. Rather
than getting flustered, why not help
them solve their problems?
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Don't let your disappointment over
something that goes wrong early in
the week ruin the rest of your
plans, Scorpio. Stop sulking, and
get over it fast.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Not everyone agrees with the pro
ject you've chosen to focus on,
Sagittarius. But that's not for
everyone to decide. Continue to
do what you think is best.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Before you get involved with some-
thing you believe will have a bene
ficial effect on your career, do the
research. It may not be all it's
cracked up to be, Capricorn.

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Don't take anything you hear at
work too seriously, Aquarius. What
you'll discover is it's mostly gossip
and deliberate. Tune out the negative
and focus on your work.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Someone close to you will make life
difficult for you this week. Pisces.
Don't be too concerned it's for no
apparent reason.


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* BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
MEMBERS of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force
(Crimestoppers) took time
out of their busy schedules to
host the first leg of the
Bahamas-Miami basketball
clash.
Hosting members of the
Miami Precinct, the
Crimestoppers tipped off the
first game in the tournament
on Saturday at the Sir Kendal
Isaacs gym. The Crimestop-
pers held off the Miami
Precinct 69-54.
With only five members of
their basketball team coming
to the first game, the Miami
efforts left head coach Willard
Delancey feeling proud.

Warned
Delancey warned the
Crimestoppers that his team
will be prepared when they
take to the court again.
Delancey said: "If you look
at the score you won't think
that we were only playing
with five athletes, they played
great for a limited member
team.
"Although the team was
short staffed, the team played
great. Unfortunately every-
one wasn't able to make it
down to the Bahamas this


time, but they are coming to
our home turf and we will be
ready for them.
"The Bahamas Police squad
'has a pretty excellent team,
well balanced, but I knew if
we were able to have new feet
on the court the match-ups
were going to be a little bet-
ter. So these are the things we
will be looking at when they
come down to play our full
squad."
The score didn't reflect the
number of players the Miami
squad was playing with. The
team was still pushing the ball
down the court. The effort
caught the Crimestoppers off
guard and, as the third quar-
ter came to an end, the Miami
precinct were on an 8-0 run
and down by six.
Fuelling the run was the
team's top scorer Emmanuel
Proper, who ended with 15
points.
Feeding him passes were
Edd and Kenneth Joseph,
both finishing with 13 points.
On the Crimestoppers side,
top scorer was Vernon
Stubbs, 17 points, Aaron
Sands had 15 points while
Leon Strachan chipped in
with eight points.
Delancey said: "You could
see the frustration on the
guys' faces, they were fatigued
so what I tried to do was use
the time-outs wisely.
"I wanted to use the times-
outs as a big rest period. See


the guys weren't committing
that many fouls because there
was only five of them they
were playing very carefully.
They weren't able to get that
little rest on the free throw
line on the defence end
because they weren't com-
mitting fouls.
"Now they were sending us
to the free throw line but the
guys were fatigued and they
were missing baskets I knew
they were able to make.
"But we can't cry over
spilled milk, we will just have
to bounce back and get them
in Miami."

Assistance
But Crimestoppers head
coach Alphonso Albury said
the Miami team will have to
seek the assistance of the Mia-
mi Heat if they want to beat
them in June.
A confident Albury said his
team will go back to the draw-
ing board to ensure that the
win and the title in the friend-
ly tournament come back to
the Bahamas.
"They might as well seek
the assistance of Dwayne
Wade and Shaquille O'Neal
if they plan on beating us,"
said Albury.
"They'won't be keeping this
trophy the Bahamas will
have this one in the annual
tournament."


Jamal Adderley takes



title in Barbados


* TENNIS

GRAND Bahamian Jamal Adderley has
added another title and improved in the world
ranking in the process.
Competing at the 2006 FirstCaribbean Inter-
national Tennis tournament in Bridgetown,
Barbados, Adderley posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory
over his close friend Yohansey Williams to
clinch the under-18 boys singles title on Satur-
day at the National Tennis Centre.
Adderley, 16, who climbed to number 40 in
the world, was seeded at number two in the
tournament. He breezed past his Trinidad &
Tobago opponent to secure the title.


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tried to hold on to my serve. It worked for
me."
Adderley had to rebound after dropping
serve at the beginning of the first set, but he
came back and controlled the match the rest of
the way.
He followed on the heels of Ryan Sweeting,
who played in Barbados last year before he
went on to win the US Junior Open Champi-
onship.
Adderley and Williams departed Barbados
for Trinidad & Tobago where they are sched-
uled to play in another ITF junior tournament,
starting today.


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* BASKETBALL
THE Baptist Sports Council
will continue its best-of-three
playoff series on Tuesday night
at the Baillou Hills Sporting
Complex.
At 6pm, the 19-and-under
semifinal will be played. Pen-
nant winning First Baptist will
take on Golden Gates.
At 7pm, defending champi-
ons Macedonia will face Trans-
figuration in the other semifi-
nal.
The night will conclude at
8pm with the third and decid-
ing game in one half of the
men's first round between New
Bethlehem and Evangelistic
Centre.
On Thursday at the same
time, the 19-and-unders will
play game two in their series
and the men's semifinals will
follow.
Last Thursday night, defend-
ing champions and president's
divisional pennant winners Mt.
Tabor Full Gospel knocked off
St. Mark's 52-46 to even the
series. But St. Mark's, who won
game 36-32 on Tuesday,
were disqualified from the


remainder of play. ,
Mt. Tabor will now play St.
Paul's Fox Hill on Thursday.
St. Paul's swept Temple Fel-
lowship in two straight games,
winning 42-30 in game one on
Tuesday and 41-38 on Thurs-
day in game two.
On the vice president's side,
pennant winners Lord's House
of Faith didn't need to break
sweat as Mt. Nebo failed to
show up for their first two
games in the series. Lord's
House of Faith will now play
the winner of the 'series
between Evangelistic Centre
and New Bethlehem.
New Bethlehem 44, Evange-
listic Centre 41: Therell Dun-
combe scored 14 points, Kyheil
Roberts had 11 and Kendrick
Wilson chipped in with nine as
New Bethlehem rebounded to
even their series Thursday
night.
Alrick Farrington had 14 in
the loss.
Evangelistic Centre 34, New
Bethlehem 29: Lamont Bain,
Alrick Farrington and Harry
Sands all helped Evangelistic
Centre pull off game one Tues-
day after Dereck Sands went


out with an injury.
Therell and Deangelo Dun-
combe paced New Bethlehem
in the loss.
Mt. Tabor 52, St. Mark's 46:
Ernest Saunders had a side
high 18, including a couple of
slam dunks, to lead Mt. Tabor
as they evened their series.
Chevy Simmons had nine to
help out.
Armon Baker had a game
high 23 in the loss.
St. Mark's 36, Mt. Tabor 32:
Renardo Benson had a game
high 11 and Armon Baker nine
to lead St. Mark's to a game
one victory.
Donnie Johnson had 13 and
Teshawn Lockhart 11 in the
loss.
St. Paul's 42, Temple Fel-
lowship 30: Daron McKenxie
scored a game high 18 and
Edwin White added 11 as St.
Paul's took game one of the
series on Tuesday.
St. Paul's 41, Temple Fel-
lowship 38: Edwin White had
14 and Tunde Davis chipped
in with 10 as St. Paul's won the
series opener Tuesday.
Edwin Burrows had 12 in the
loss.


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* ABOVE: lan Pinder of Mt. Nebo drives to the basket around the
defence of St. Paul's Sheldon Davis in the Baptist Sports Council's
2006 Rev. Harrison Thompson All-Star Classic. Pinder was named
the MVP as he led the Vice President team over the President's on
Saturday at the DW Davis Gym.
* LEFT: A President's player tries to drive to the basket against the
defence of Pastor Arthur Duncombe of Lord's House of Faith
(Photos: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)


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Jeremy Knowles

makes historic

appearance

in FINAfinal

E SWIMMING
By BRENT
STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
JEREMY Knowles
turned in another his-
toric performance over
the weekend when he
became the first
Bahamian to reach a
final at the FINA
World Short Course
Championships.
As a member of the
Bahamas' three-man
team at the champi-
onships in Shanghai,
China; Knowles saved
his best performance
for last when he com-
peted in the men's 200
metre butterfly final

Race
He finished fifth in:
the race on Sunday's
final day of competi-
tion, touching the wall
in one minute and 55.2
seconds. The time sur-
Spassed the national
record that he posted
earlier in the day in the
preliminary round.
In the preliminary,
Knowles went in as the
sixth qualifier when he
swam 1:55.54 to post
his personal best in a
national record time.
The final was won by
Peng Wu of China in a
championship record
time of 1:52.36. The sil-
ver went to Moss
Burmester of New-
Zealand in 1:53.9,
while Nikolay
Skvortsov of Russia
took the bronze in
1:54.1.
It was a great climax.
for Knowles for the
past month of competi-
tion.

Records

Three weeks ago, he
turned in a couple of
national records and
S finished fourth in the,
final of the men's 200
IM, the best showing
by a Bahamian at the
Commonwealth
Games.
Nikia Deveaux, who
skipped the trip to
Melbourne, Australia
for the Commonwealth *
Games, turned in a
S 31st place in the wor-
en's 50 free in 26.69 on
Saturday.
She came back on .
Sunday and closed out
her appearance at the
championships in the
200 free, but no results
of the preliminaries
were available.
The other member of
the team was Chris
Vythoulkas.
The team was
coached by Andy
Knowles.
They are due to
return home today
after spending more
than a month overseas.


Bahamas swimmers









close in o0n fPrs place


* SWIMMING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE Bahamas' swimming
team was holding onto a slim
21-point lead over the French
Antilles with'51 medals going
into the final session of the
Carifta Swimming Champi-
onships in Bridgetown, Bar-
bados last night.
But head coach Bert Bell
said, if the team continued to
perform the way they have
been from Thursday, they
would end up with the victory.
"We've gotten as many
people as we've expected in
the final. Now it will come
down to what they do in the
pool," said Bell in an inter-,
view with The Tribune on
Sunday.
"It looks very tough. On my
calculation, we should win by
three points. That means no
DQ (disqualifications) and
French Antilles doesn't do
any better than is expected."
The Bahamas has accumu-
lated a total of 646 points to
hold the lead over the French
Antilles, who were hot on
their trail with 625. Trinidad
& Tobago were sitting in third
with 558.
Up to that point, the
Bahamas had collected a total
of 14 gold, 21 silver and 16
bronze medals to lead the
medal table as well. French
Antilles is second with 22
gold, 15 silver and six bronze
for a total of 43, while
Jamaica is in third with 16


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* GOLD
McKayla Lightbourn, girls 13-14 800 metre freestyle in 9:24.24.
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, girls 15-17 800 free in 9:27.75.
McKayla Lightbourn, girls 200 breaststroke in 2:49.74.*
Ariel Weech, girls 13-14 50 backstroke in 32.06..
Ashley Butler, Ariel Weech, Jade Thompson and Anthaya Rolle,
girls 13-14 400 free relay in 4:17.10.
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Alicia and Teisha Lightbourne and
Jenna Chaplin, girls 15-17 400 free relay in 4:08.95.
John Bradley, boys 13-14 200 free in 2:03.84.
Vereance Burrows, boys 15-17 50 butterfly in 25.32.
Ariel Weech, Anthaya Rolle, Kadesha Culmer and Ashley Bulter,
girls 13-14 400 IM in 4:47.73.
Teisha and Alicia Lightbourne, Jenna Chaplin and Arianna Van-
derpool-Wallace, girls 15-17 400 IM relay in 4:41.93.
McKayla Lightbourn, girls 13-14 200 IM in 2:27.64.*
Anthaya Rolle, girls 13-14 50 breast in 36.81.
Ariel Weech, girls 13-14 100 free in 1:01.06.
Jenna Chaplin, Alicia and Teisha Lightbourne and Arianna Van-
derpool-Wallace, girls 15-17 800 free in 9:05.76.
E SILVER
Shante Moss, girls 11-12 200 breaststroke in 3:05.31.
Anthaya Rolle, girls 13-14 200 breaststroke in 2:54.88.
Alicia Lightbourne, girls 15-17 200 breaststroke in 2:46.51.
Jade Thompson, girls 13-14 50 backstroke in 32.97.
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, girls 15-17 100 butterfly in 1:05.94.
Vereance Burrows, boys 15-17 100 butterfly in 59.54.
Mancer Roberts, Evante Gibson, Devonn Knowles and Delano
McIntosh, boys 11-12 400 freestyle relay in 4:26.80.
McKayla Lightbourn, girls 13-14 200 free in 2:14.18.
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, girls 15-17 200 free in 2:10.33.
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, girls 15-17 50 butterfly in 30.15.
Anthaya Rolle, girls 13-14 400 IM in 5:54.37.


gold, 19 silver and 11 bronze
for 36.
McKayla Lightbourne, 13-
year-old, turned in the per-
formance of the meet when
she won the open girls' 800
metre freestyle in nine min-
utes and 24.04 seconds.
She came back over the


next two days and produced a
pair of Carifta records in the
girls' 13-14 200 breaststroke
in 2:49.74 and the 200 indi-
vidual medley in 2:27.64.
Another Carifta record per-
formance came from Ariel
Weech in the girls' 13-14 50
back in 32.06.


Taylor L.,c is, boys 13-14 400 IM in 5:41.04.
Shane Armbrister, Ashton Knowles, Denaj Seymour and Vere-
ance B1 crows, boys 15-17 400 medley relay in 4:11.28.
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, girls 15-17 200 IM in 2:29.70.
Shante Moss, girls 11-12 50 breast in 38.41.
McKayla Lightbourn, girls 13-14 50 breast in 37.46.
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, girls 15-17 100 free in 59.85.
Bria Deveaux, girls 11-12 200 butterfly in 2:49.32.
McKayla Lightbourn, girls 13-14 200 butterfly'in 2:33.69.
Jenna Chaplin, girls 15-17 200 butterfly in 2:35.25.
Ariel Weech, Ashley Butler, Amber Weech and McKayla Light-,
bourn, girls 13-14 800 fly in 9:38.43.
* BRONZE '
Jenna Chaplin,.girls 15-17 800 free in 9:49.73.
Je'Nae Saunders, girls 11-12 200 breaststroke in 3:07.15.
Evante Gibson, boys 11-12 200 breaststroke in 2:54.61. ;
Evante Gibson, boys 11-12 100 butterfly in 1:10.26.
Vereance Burrows, Ashton Knowles, Shane Armbrister (and*
unidentified anchor) in boys 15-17 400 free relay in 3:44.62. ;
Bria Deveaux, girls 11-12 200 free in 2:25.55.
Jade Thompson, girls 13-14 100 backstroke in 1:11.39.
Teisha Lightbourne, girls 15-17 100 backstroke in 1:13.18.
Pemrae Walker, boys 13-14 400 IM in 5:56.30.
Alicia Lightbourne, girl 15-17 400 IM in 5:31.77.
Michael McIntosh, boys 15-17 400 IM in 5:38.00.
Je'Nae Saunders, Shante Moss, Bria Deveaux and Shayla Campbell,
girls 11-12 400 medley relay in 5:12.81.
Mancer Roberts, Evante Gibson, Matthew Lowe and Devonn
Knowles, boys 11-12 400 medley relay in 4:58.59.,,
Je'Nae Saunders, girls 11-12 200 Im in 2:43.40.
Ariel Weech, girls 13-14 200 Im in 2:35.79.
Matthew LoWe, boys 11-12 200 butterfly in 2:35.84.
*denotes Carifta records set by Bahamians.


Bahamas Swinming Feder-
ation president Algernon
Cargill said the appearance of
Minister of Youth, Sports and
Housing Neville Wisdom in
Barbados has certainly made
a difference.
Wisdom held a luncheon
for the team and all the


* PASTOR Arthur Duncombe of Lord's House of Faith passes the ball off to avoid the defence applied by Kedor Knowles of BIBA.
Duncombe helped the Vice President team pull off the victory over the President's side in the Baptist Sports Council's Rev. Harri-
son Thompson All-Star Classic on Saturday at the DW Davis Gym.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)


Bahamian fans who traveled
on Saturday and gave the
swimmers a pep talk before
they went back in the pool
that evening.
Cargill said the Bahamas
Government has also played a ..:..
significant role in funding the
team's trip to Barbados.



Stars shine at

BSC Classic

BASKETBALL
MARIO Dean, Rohn
Johnson and lan Pinder all
emerged as the biggest stars
of the day in the Baptist
Sports Council's Rev Harri-
son Thompson All-Star Clas-
sic on Saturday.
But in the big showdown
tor both the three-point and
slam dunk titles, Jamial Rose
came out on top at the DW
Davis Gym.
In a shootout between the
two finalists. Dexter Burn-
side of Temple Fellowship
out-scored Kevin Smith of
Mt. Tabor 11-7 to clinch the
three-point shooting title.
The duo emerged from a list
of more than 20 competitors.
In the slam dunk competi-
tion, Rose converted a shot
oft the wall that brought the
fans to their feet as he got a
near perfect score from the
judges to seal the title.


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