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By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
Shane Gibson has asked for
police protection after receiv-
The minister, who has
launched a campaign to rid the
Bahamas of illegal immigrants,
is seeking security after being
told to "be careful."
Mr Gibson said he believes
these threats are the result of
his new tough immigration pol-
"Some persons have been
getting (work) permits very eas-
ily in the past. Now people who
By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
SECURITY is set to be
increased at Carmichael
Road Detention Centre fol-
lowing the third break-out
in two months.
Minister of Labour and
Immigration Shane Gibson
yesterday told The Tribune
that, after the escape of two
Cuban women on Thursday,
authorities have decided to
increase the number of secu-
rity cameras on the com-
S"They are currently in the
process of ordering surveil-
lance cameras. They are, in
fact, now looking at quotes
for the cameras," he said.
However, Mr Gibson said
he could not give any more
information on the matter
as the Defence Force, and
not-the Ministry of Immi-
gration, has responsibility
for the centre's security.
In its attempt to verify
details of this latest escape.
The Triune on Thursda
contacted permanent secre-
tary in the Ministry of
National Security Mark Wil-
son, under whose portfolio
the Defence Force falls.
regarding the incident were
redirected to Thelma Bene-
by, permanent secretary at
the Ministry of Labour and
Mr Gibson said yesterday
that he was surprised by Mr
"I was really surprised
that he would refer the mat-
ter to my permanent secre-
tary. I don't understand that.
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were making money off work
permits, and are now unable to
do so, are upset. I guess in some
instances their revenue is cut
off," he said.
Mr Gibson said that, although
he has yet to receive any direct
threats, messages of warning
have been passed on to him.
"I've not been threatened
directly, but persons have been
sending messages with other
people saying I should be care-
"I have heard sufficient mur-
murings out there to cause me
to believe that a police escort
is necessary," he said.
Mr Gibson initially applied
to Police Commissioner Paul
Farquharson for personal secu-
rity, but was told the force had
no-one to spare.
"The commissioner suggested
I use an immigration officer, but
the problem with that is that
immigration officers aren't
trained to be security like that.
So that's not something that I
can consider," he said..
The minister said he will now
apply a second time to police,
asking the commissioner to
reconsider his request.
Mr Gibson said that, in addi-
tion to indirect threats, he has
received letters written by peo-
ple who are unhappy with his
"We've gotten letters which
expressed upset and people ask-
ing us to relax what we are
doing," he said.
The minister said that,
although he has not been direct-
ly threatened, he still feels that
an upgrade to his personal secu-
rity would be wise.
Mr Gibson took over as Min-
ister of Labour and Immigra-
tion from now-Minister of
Financial Services and Invest-
ments Vincent Peet earlier this
year following Prime Minister
Perry Christie's Cabinet shuf-
Upon taking office, Mr Gib-
son immediately announced
that he would be following a
stricter policy in dealing with
illegal immigrants and in issuing
work permits to foreigners.
He vowed that his ministry
would not stop in its efforts until
every illegal immigrant is cap-
In his first address to parlia-
ment as immigration minister,
he called for all illegal immi-
grants to voluntarily leave the
country and for Bahamians who
employ illegals to "get rid of
Mr Gibson announced that
illegal immigrants designated
for repatriation to their various
homelands will be fingerprinted
before leaving the Bahamas, to
better identify returning offend-
He also declared that all
applications for work permits
will be more closely scrutinised
than they have been in the past.
Accused prison officer
still free as stay extended
By Mark Humes
Prison officer Sandy Mackey remains a free
man today after a stay was indefinitely extended
to give his attorneys a chance to prepare a defence
against a coroner's jury's verdict handed down
Claiming that officer Mackey's constitutional
rights were breached during an inquest that found
him responsible for the death of inmate Neil
Brown, attorney Dion Smith said his client will be
free until there is a determination on their origi-
Coming out of a closed session held in the
chambers of Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs,
attorney Smith said: "The Justice allowed the
stay, as long there was not an objection to it.
"Today was just for them to agree to the stay's
continuance or for them to make a determination
to send him to jail until they heard the motion,"
added Mr Smith.
He said that, after carefully considering every-
thing they were going to be arguing, Neil Braith-
waite of the Attorney General's Office appeared
before Justice Isaacs to indicate that his office did
not object to a continued stay.
"What we have asked the court to do is provide
us with records of the proceedings so once we get
our hands around that and fully digest it, then we
would come back and see what is a convenient
day for the court to have a hearing to see whether
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Work permits face
By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH more than 25,000 work permits grant-
ed each year, the Immigration Department is
now looking to cut back on the abuse of the sys-
tem by scrutinising each applicant more close-
In an interview with The Tribune yesterday,
Minister of Labour and Immigration Shane
Gibson said that there are currently 25,000-
30,000 immigrants working in the Bahamas.
"We think this is more than sufficient," he
Mr Gibson, who took on the job as immi-
gration minister only three months ago, said
he does not understand why work permits were
granted "so liberally" in the past.
"I'm not sure why they were as liberal as
they were, it is difficult to say. I only know that
my position is that we must scrutinise these
applicants much more closely," he said.
The minister explained that often people will
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A MAN became the crrrn-
try's 23rd murder victim of .he
year after being shot in front of
a bar in broad daylight yester-
According to police. tl,. .,ic-
tim had just left the F jiii'.
ner's Bar No 1 on Arndros
Avenue at 4pm when n itni-sse
say a loud sound bcl,' _1 to
be gunshot was heard ,!
The man immediately got on
a motor-cycle and sped down
the adjoining Quinton Alley.
"He drove about 1 70 ceel
before he fell off the lmokt.' 4
He then walked anothei.i-i-l
feet before collapsing on Qui"
ton Alley," press liai-.on otf'cel
Inspector Walter Er r. tol
The Tribune late yesLterdv ".
An ambulance wds scalkl 'c .
the man was taken to Prit,'c '
Margaret Hospital where I:c
died of a gunshot wound.
"Police immediately launchecy
an all-out investigation into the
incident," Mr Evans said.
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PAGE 2, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2006
Protest at Gaming
By KRYSTEL ROLE
THE executive board of the
Bahamas Public Service Union
(BPSU) held a protest yester-
day against the "injustice" they
say was served on union mem-
ber Theron Flowers.
President of BPSU John Pin-
der said: "The board is demon-
strating our support of Theron
Flowers who was wrongfully
dismissed on Monday."
The seven members on the
executive board paraded up and
down the Cable Beach strip in
front of the Gaming Board dis-
playing placards with messages
such as: "BPSU will not accept
The protest began around
11.30am. Mr Pinder said the
demonstration was not only ah
effort to show support for Mr
Flowers, but for all union mem-
"We will not allow our mem-
bers to be trampled on," he
However according to Ganm
ing Board Chairman Kenyatta
Gibson, it was only after exten-
sive investigation that the deci-
sion was made to terminate Mr
"He was not fit to be working
"Reporting tor The Tribune is a
responsibility and privilege. We
respect and honour the people's
right to know cveryda.. I'm
proud to he a part of the leading
print mnediul in The B1ahamnas.
The Tribune is my newspaper."
RUPERT MISSICK, JR..
CHIEF REPORTER, THE TRIBUNE
To report the news, ca'l!our
Niw,,. Tip's Line at 502-2359;.
as a Gaming Inspector because
he broke rules," Mr Gibson
He said the board stands by
their decision to fire Mr Flow-
ers, as the action was "just and
"This is wrongful dismissal,"
Mr Pinder insisted, accusing the
chairman of "micro-managing".
In response, Mr Gibson said
that Mr Flowers has recourse.
"He can always take this to
Mr Flowers was employed
with the Gaming Board for
around 18 months.
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE are expected to
file charges in connection
with an alleged marriage of
convenience held in Long
Island, sources revealed last
night. ** .,.
,An investigation was
launched after a father
claimed his son was "taken
advantage of" in a wedding
involving a Cuban woman.
The Tribune revealed
exclusively last week that
locals were in an uproar after
a wedding on the island
reportedly went ahead with-
out going through all the
The father claimed his son
was promised money to mar-
ry a "Cuban woman" whose
visiting visa had ,allegedly
expired in order to keep her
in the country.
Although police say
charges will be laid, no details
Officer in charge of Long
Island Lindy Knowles said
charges would be filed "very
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The Bahamas Hotel, Catering and
tions as many workers showed up
By KRYSTEL ROLE
UNION members flooded
election stations yesterday to
cast their votes for the leaders
of the Bahamas Hotel Catering
and Allied Workers Union
Elections took place in New
Providence, Freeport and on
the Family Islands.
Three elections stations in
Nassau opened at 8am and
closed at 6pm. They were: the
Bahamas Union of Teachers
(BUT) building on Bethel
Avenue, the Bahamas Commu-
nications and Public Officers
Union building on Farrington
Road and Workers House on
Supporters of the Rainbow
Team under the leadership of
current BHCAWU president
SPat Bain; the I for Justice Team;
and the United We Stand Jus-
tice Team came out to the
polling stations in droves.
"Competition is fierce," one
voter commented, "I don't
know who's going to win."
Calls of, "rainbow baby!" and
"justice for all" could be heard
clearly throughout the day.
Mr Bain is looking to extend
his seat in office for another
three years but Roy Colebrooke
of the I for Justice team and
Samuel Duncombe of the Unit-
ed we Stand Justice Team are
lied Workers'Union held their elc-
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hoping to upset him.
In total, there are 12 seats up
for grabs including:; president.
vice president, second vice pres-
ident, third vice president, sec-
retary-general, assistant secre-
tary-general, treasurer, assistant
treasurer, two executive board
seats and two board of trustee
Labour officer Chegera Pople
reported that the polls were
busy all day.
She expected at least 2,900
people at the BUT headquar-
ters station, she said.
Voter Ezekiel Hanna said,
"whoever wins, I hope that they
will stick through until the: end."
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LOCALg NEW I0I I
By MARK HUMES
IT has been confirmed that
after months on the run, for-
mer Defence Force Officer
William R Cleare has been
recaptured and remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison to serve
out the sentence for a drug
On Thursday, The Tribune
got word from a source that
the former officer had been
Officials in several branch-
es of the police force were
contacted about the matter,
but none was able to confirm
that Cleare had been taken
Now, it has been explained
that Cleare was apprehended
on Tuesday night and held at
the Grove Police Station. He
was Ihen moved to prison to
begin the sentence for his
According to court docu-
ments, in June of 2003, the
former Defence Force officer
was convicted of possession
of dangerous drugs with the
intent to supply, and of taking
steps to export the drugs -
cocaine from the Bahamas.
On the first count, posses-
sion, he was convicted and
sentenced to three years and
On the exporting count, he
was also sentenced to three
years, with both sentences
Lawyers for Cleare
appealed his conviction, how-
ever while out on bail, Cleare
went missing and never
showed for his March 2006
In his absence, the case was
heard, and his appeal was dis-
missed for want of prosecu-
Subsequently, his convic-
tion was upheld and a war-
rant was issued for his arrest.
Contacted yesterday, an
official from Her Majesty's
Prison confirmed that Cleare
was incarcerated at the facili-
ty. However, she was not able
to say on which day he was
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Union watches hiring
IF the government approves
the plan suggested by Foreign
Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell
to hire 1,200 additional employ-
ees, the Bahamas Public Ser-
vices Union will be watching to
ensure that more than 300 relief
workers are among them.
Mr Pinder, who spoke to The
Tribune yesterday, applauded
government's decision to look
into hiring the additional work-
ers because the public service
is "severely short staffed".
He pointed out that the reg-
ularisation of the relief work-
ers who are currently without
the security of steady work
hours was a provision includ-
ed in the last industrial agree-
ment the BPSU signed with
"Our concern is for the 300-
plus relief workers and part-
time workers; sundry workers.
We want them to get first pref-
erence in any hiring that is
done," Mr Pinder said.
Earlier this month, the govern-
ment announced that it was
looking into removing the
moratorium on hiring in the
Speaking at the PLP's one-
day convention on May 2, Mr
Mitchell said that it may be pos-
sible to create some 1,200 pub-
lic service jobs within the next
"The idea will be that those
people who do not have the
basic qualifications, which is the
minimum of five BJCs, will be
able to come onto the service,
receive training with an agree-
ment to upgrade their training,
so that they can be promoted
in the service and not use the
lack of qualifications against
them that's what the PLP
plans to do," said Mr Mitchell.
In an interview with The Tri-
bute, Mr Mitchell said he is
presently holding meetings with
the Ministry of Finance to go
over next year's budget.
He said if the resources per-
mit, the moratorium will be lift-
ed on July 1.
John Pinder, president of the Bahamas Public Service Union
over ocain fin
Police seek man
POLICE say that they are
still searching for a man wanted
for questioning in connection
with the shooting death of a
Bacardi Road man at a popular
laundromat last week.
Eric McGregor, 23 was
reportedly shot in his upper
body as he was about to enter
the Pond Wash laundromat on
McGregor was reportedly
shot as he neared the entrance
of the building by a lone gun-
man who had just got out of a
light coloured vehicle.
The gunman shot McGregor
in the upper body before fleeing
the scene in the car.
The victim mustered enough
strength to make his way inside
the laundromat where he col-
lapsed and died, police say.
McGregor was the victim of
the second of two separate
homicides that day.
Dames told the Tribune yester-
day that police have still not
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"Sin" who is
Taylor (shown here), a resi-
dent of McQuay Street is
described as being of medium
build and dark brown complex-
ion. He is said to be five feet,
nine inches tall.
Mr Dames told the Tribune
that there have been no reports
suggesting that Taylor is in the
United States, but said that it
is possible that he may have left
New Providence for the Family
The police are urging the
public to help them locate Tay-
A 75-year-old Freeport
woman and her son were
sentenced to prison in con-
nection with the discovery of
$360,000 worth of cocaine.
Carmelina Perpall and her
son Liston Perpall, 42, were
charged in October of 2004
with possession of cocaine
with the intent to supply.
,The two were accused of
committing the offence while
in Grand Bahama.
Prosecutors argued that
the two were in possession
of 44 pounds of cocaine.
The mother and son were
represented by lawyer Mur-
rio Ducille. They initially
pleaded not guilty to the
charge and were each on
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earlier this week when the
two were convicted of the
offence and sentenced by
Magistrate Carolita Bethel.
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and fined $50,000.
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prison, she was told.
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notice of his intent to appeal
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Bahamas National Trust
The Bahamas National Trust is seeking a qualified
conservation administrator for posting at the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Successful
candidate will be required to live full time at park
headquarters on Warderick Wells. Position requires
own transportation to travel to and from the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Position requires
long periods at the park headquarters, at a remote
location in the Exuma Cays chain of islands.
The Conservation Administrator (CA) must be
an experienced yachtsperson, able to identify with
and help meet the needs of the yachting
community which heavily use the Exuma Park;
The CA must also possess general office
management skills, including bookkeeping and:,
inventory management. The CA must be prepared'
to live in the park in isolated conditions for long;
periods of time. This posting requires a devotion
Computer literate (Word Processing, Quick
Books, Internet technology and
Familiarity with yachting/boating operations
Familiarity with scheduling and monitoring
Familiarity with VHF radio operation and
Familiarity with conservation issues in general '
Willing to work under demanding conditions.
Position offers flexible work hours, vacation time,
medical insurance and an opportunity to meet
and work with interesting volunteers and cruisers.
Housing is provided for the successful applicant
only no accommodations are available for family
To apply for this position please send resume to:
Bahamas National Trust, Human Resources
Manager, P.O. Box N 4105, Nassau, by June 9,
PAGE 4. SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2006
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The lessons of the AIDS epidemic
'LIKE ANY epidemic, AIDS has been sweep-
ihg in its lethal reach. Its victims have included
,gay males, haemophiliacs, injection-drug
,abusers, heterosexual men, heterosexual
*women, and the babies of infected women. A
two-part TV documentary by "Frontline,"
scheduled to air on WGBH Tuesday and
Wednesday this week, chronicles its toll and
leaves viewers with no doubt that, with a vaccine
still years or decades in the future, better pre-
Svention will be the key to keeping AIDS from
devastating other regions as relentlessly as it
has southern Africa.
Directed by Renata Simone for the Public
Broadcasting Service, "The Age of AIDS"
marks the 25 years since five gay males in Los
Angeles went to doctors with symptoms of
immune-system collapse that set off alarms at
the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fair and comprehensive in its examination of
AIDS's past, the film implies a lesson for its
future: With forthright leadership, the disease
can be kept within bounds. But if populous
countries with emerging epidemics like Russia,
India, and China do not muster such leader-
ship the prognosis is grim.
At a time when President Bush is facing low
approval levels, "The Age of AIDS" is a
reminder of what might turn out to be his pres-
idency's finest moment: His commitment in his
2003 State of the Union of $15 billion over five
years to help Africa and the Caribbean cope
with AIDS. President Clinton also comes off
well, both for making it a priority in office and
for his efforts since. The contrast with the indif-
ference of President Reagan is striking.
In Africa, Ugahda's President Yoweri Musev-
eni saw the peril of AIDS early on and led his,
country in the ABC prevention campaign of
abstinence, being faithful to one partner, and
In South Africa, President Nelson Mandela
did not provide leadership, and his successor,
Thabo Mbeki, for a long time denied that a
virus caused AIDS and resisted efforts to make
AIDS drugs widely available.
The film lays bare all the prejudice, profi-
teering, and denial that have marred the
response to AIDS. But it is full of heroes, from
the Brazilian schoolteacher who fought in court
to get Brazil committed to universal drug treat-
ment to the AIDS activists in the industrial-
ized countries, many of them gay, who shamed
governments .and pharmaceutical companies
into making the drugs available to the world's
poor as well as to AIDS patients in the West.
SO MANY of our kids conclude, ""I'm not
going to make it.' And the odds are they're right,"
Geoffrey Canada said recently in a telephone
interview, explaining the fate of teenagers who
know they've fallen behind. "Our job is to inter-
fere and interrupt that thinking at all costs." It is
a matter of "keeping kids hopeful."
In Cambridge last month and on '60 Minutes"
this month, Canada is on a mission to breed more
success for children, especially in poor commu-
nities. "We've become comfortable with failure,"
he argues, saying the country should get to every
child early, before they can fall behind.
His strategy is to stick with children from birth
through college graduation with programmes
that keep them educated, healthy, and on track.
He does this work in New York City through
the Harlem Children's Zone, reaching thousands
of families through schools, social services, and
recreation programmes. It's a stand against pover-
ty, violence, despair, and limited public resources.
Still, it's only a drop in the national bucket. The
unmet challenge is how to spread the birth-to-col-
lege concept nationally to reach every child who
wants or needs the help.
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the thousands of dollars and not the risk-taking
millions that Canada would like to see. Then,
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when the economy stumbles, funding dries up
and that economic cycle's crop of children have to
make do with less.
Canada has an interesting proposal: Build local
bridges made of non-profit organizations. They
would be stepping stones forming a path from
infancy to early adulthood. In addition to ser-
vices, the organizations would provide children
with exit plans, a clear next step into another
non-profit organization. Canada estimates that it
would take $15 million and two years to develop
a model of non-profit collaboration.
One group that desperately needs attention is
adolescents especially the ones with angry, rock-
hard bad attitudes and even harder lives. They're
very good at getting adults to leave them alone,
Canada says, even though they could benefit
greatly from adult attention and assistance.
Typically life in the 21st century means keep-
ing up. with technology. But for children it means
keeping afloat amid increases in guns and asthma
rates and the danger of falling to the bottom of
the economy. It's a vital construction project:
building a path that leads children to prosperity.
(Authorities in this country should perhaps
take note of this Ed.)
These articles are from the Boston Globe
. .. .
EDITOR, The Tribune.
TWO years ago I travelledto
Nassau, and as I stood waiting
for a friend to pick me up, I sud-
denly became aware of a drastic
change in the atmosphere
around me. Our familiar If we
Bahamian dialect was blanketed ours, we
by the constant chatter of Cre- grant pi
ole. now. Th
The Haitian immigrants have note of
taken root, and intertwined in United
the very fabric of our society, making
while we had "our heads in the if they w
sand." They ne
Little Haiti communities are for the e
materializing at an alarming Haiti.
rate, and we can see examples Bahama
of this in Abaco, Grand own ho
Bahama and Nassau. As a result clean ou
of this growing population an On Th
enormous strain is now placed I was ret
on our educational and health papers ir
care systems. a passage
We must take note of the ian/Bah
constant stream of Haitians all said he
around us. New faces can be because
seen on a weekly basis. We are Bahamas
catching them by the thousands in The B
every year, but after every raid ents, yoi
we are still finding more and may apP
more illegal immigrants. in the B
It was reported that.work vote, wt
permits were for sale on the of eight
streets of Nassau, and as incred- If he
ible as it appears to be, even Bahama
the Haitian had Bahamian doc- is Haitia
uments for sale to illegal immi- then he
grants. We must not forget that ian/Bahi
over the many years thousands passage
of work permits were believed paper- "
to be paid for "under the table." ian/Bah!
It is quite clear to me that ters to r
Haitians are smuggled into this vote for
country faster than we can catch because
them. At this rate, if we include will stan
their offspring we will have over these In
100,000 Haitians in this coun- officers'
try 10 years from today. to this H
This operation is funded by Smith is
the Haitians in the Bahamas. I look out
believe that nine out of every There
10 persons going into the Cen- ple in H
tral Bank of the Bahamas on a them ar
daily basis for a card to that som
exchange Bahamian currency force ha
for US currency are Haitians. gal Hait
are to protect what is
must bring our immi-
oblem under control
e Haitians have taken
what is going on in the
States, and are now
ill sorts of demands, as
ere Bahamian citizens.
eed to make demands
ight million Haitians in
Our motto in The
s, is to go clean your
use first, before you
lursday, March 4,2006,
fading one of our news-
n Freeport, when I read
ge written by a "Hait-
amian". This Haitian
he was born in The
s. I say if you were born
ahamas to Haitian par-
u are Haitian and you
ply for papers to reside
lahamas, but never to
hen you reach the age
was born in The
s and one of his parents
in and one Bahamian,
may call himself a Hait-
amian. Let me quote a
that he wrote in the
'Wake up all my Hait-
amian brothers and sis-
register so that we can
our brother Fred Smith,
he is the only one who
d up for his own against
migration and Police
', unquote. According
[aitian immigrant, Fred
Half Haitian, and will
for his Haitian people.
are eight million peo-
aiti and 80 per cent of
e poor. It was alleged
.e Haitians on the police
ve refused to arrest ille-
ian immigrants. We all
know that there are go\ e rnment
workers, including \ er pom c r
ful politicians x ho are at Hait-
ian parentage. \\e know for a
fact, that we won't get an\ real
help from these people.
Thank God for Mr L Roker
and Mr S Gibson.The\ are the
only two Bahamians with the
"guts" and the fortitude to step
up and put up a real tight, for
what belongs to the Bahamian
people, come hell or high water
In order to bring this situation
under control, it %ill require a
great deal of hard \work. time
and patience \ %e \ill ha\e to
do something that we hawe not
done in more than flft\ \ears
Enforce the la\s of this country
as it relates to illegal immi-
The next step is to issue prop-
er machine readable identifica-
tion cards. ith picture and fin-
gerprints. \hen rwe need addi-
tionjl immigrant labour, we \\ill
bring them in through the prop-
er channels, issue proper ID and
when they empire after the prq-
ject is finished. the\ ~dil be sent
back to Haiti until wtc need
Please don't get me wrong, ,I
have nothing against the Hait-
ian brothers and sisters, but the
law is the law. It is very clear
to me, that there are some peg--
sons who want to break the law,
to accommodate the Haitianj
immigrants. The majority of the
Haitians who have papers camei
to this country illegally in th,
In truth and in fact, they are)
saying that the law is for me,
you, the Prime Minister and the-
Deputy Prime Minister, but not
for the Haitian people. To these,
persons I say, "the devil is a,
May 2006. .
Hurt by Minister Peet,
EDITOR, The Tribune.
THANK you for allowing me
to express my hurt in your
I was a PLP from 1954, I had
never ask the party for any-
thing, I never got anything, I
am just a die-hard PLP. The last
Saturday in April, I attended a
meeting held by the represen-
tative. At the meeting I was
allowed to ask a few questions
which got Mr Peet mad. After
the meeting, I was told by one
of his bodyguards that if my
building was a church, the PLP
would not put Bible in it.
I took it for a joke until three
days later, when I went out to
see persons in charge to finalise
preparing my building to be
rented to government. The per-
sons in charge told me they
were sad and very sorry. They
were told not to use my building
because Mr Peet said he will
find another building.
After voting for the PLP for
50 years, this is what I got for
speaking out against what I saw
was wrong. I would expect' lit.
tle more out of Mr Pet' Tor
what I have done for him wh
he came here to run. I gave hiasi
a building for his campaign
headquarters free of charge,
and this is how he is telling me
I will be a thorn in his flesh
until election day.
NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUELINE PHILIPPE, QF
BARCARDI ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, ad a
that any, person who knows any reason why :
registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send k
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 27TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 717, i
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marketing and/ or administration
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SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2006, PAGE:
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson addresses the court reporters and their
responsibilities in the court system. (Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune Staff)
Justice system needs
more court reporters
By CHESTER ROBARDS
COURT reporters were sur-
prised by a visit from Attorney
General Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son during a training session at
the Hilton yesterday.
The almost 30 ladies involved
in the training session, were
praised by Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son, who also is the minister of
Legal Affairs, for being an
essential part of the Bahamas'
During a question-and-
answer session just before her
visit, Mrs Maynard-Gibson
spoke about the need for more
court reporters within the legal
"We have permission to hire
up to 50 court reporters which is
what is deemed necessary at the
moment with the volume of lit-
igation that we have in our sys-
tem," she said.
The minister also made a
public call for anyone with
training as a court reporter to
apply for the position.
The director of court report-
ing, the registrar general and a
few court reporters have been
invited by the AG to travel to
the United Kingdom to experi-
ence the advances that court
reporting have made in the 21st
"When they return hopefully
they will have some concrete
suggestions that we can imple-
ment here in the Bahamas as
to how we might change our
way of utilising court reporters
here in the Bahamas," Mrs
According to the attorney
general, in the UK, not all court
proceedings have a court
reporter because it is an expen-
sive function, but all are record-
ed and are assigned a court
reporter on a case-by-case basis.
The justice system currently
employs court reporters from
the private sector as well as gov-
"In today's world, courts that
thrive and are vibrant have
court reporters," she said.
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SOCIETY GENERAL GROUP
4 4 -- DRYERS
--- --- REFRIGE
By CHESTER ROBARDS
ATTORNEY fees should be
capped to avoid wealth being a
factor in justice, said Attorney
General Allyson Maynard-Gib-
Speaking at a legal seminar
at the British Colonial Hilton
yesterday, Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son contended thaf excessive
fees are a major cause of client
"Some among us may say
that a lawyer is a legal busi-
nessperson and that since we
don't limit company profits, we
shouldn't cap attorneys fees.
"I think that most of us called
to the bar will agree that the
rule of law demands that every-
one is equal before the law and
that a just society is one in
which justice is not measured
by the size of one's pocket but
by the integrity of those who
operate in it," she said.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson urged
all attorneys to impose ethical
limitations on fees charged for
legal services and assured full
participation and collaboration
between the Attorney Gener-
al's office and the private Bar.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson also
called on members of the
Bahamas Bar Association to
assist in eliminating the com-
mon practice of trial "double-
She said that in order to expe-
dite cases in the legal system,
the Swift Justice initiative has
.Mrs Maynard-Gibson also
mentioned the possibility of
THE Ministry of Tourism has extended its
contract with DreamKatcher Media (for-
merly TaylorMade Productions) for another
three seasons of the popular TV show
The show's first season covered several
issues in the tourism sector and profiled many
Bahamians who are making it in the industry.
The production travelled to numerous
Bahamian islands as well as to Florida and
Currently in production, next season's
establishing community courts
in order distribute cases across
the court system.
"So that our mutual desire to
see the justice system work
swiftly, smoothly and effective-
ly can fully bear fruit, I have
asked the Bar Council to sup-
port the Swift Justice team's
attempt to see that matters set
down for trial do proceed on
the date upon which they are
scheduled for trial," she said. s
Mrs Maynard-Gibson also
reminded the BBA that the
death penalty is still lawful in
the Bahamas, and that the Privy
Council's recent ruling merely
found that a mandatory death
penalty for individuals found
guilty of a capital offence was
shows will feature Ministry of Tourism ini-
tiatives and events in places like Lake Como,
"We are delighted to extend our contract
with DreamKatcher Media," said Colin Hig-
gs, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry'of
"We have been getting an outstanding
response from viewers who comment on,the
quality and informative nature of the show.
We will to continue to bring our viewers the
best show we can."
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2001 No.41
IN THE SUPREME COURT
, EQUITY SIDE
IN THE MATTER of Quieting Titles Act 1959
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Remelda Smith
IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel of lot of land com-
prising Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty (4720)
Square feet and situate East of East Street and North of Thomp-
son Lane in the Southern District of the Island of New Provi-
dence and bounded in the North by land now or formerly the
property of H.E. Ferguson and running thereon Seventy- Three
and Forty Three Hundreds (74.43) feet on the East by land
now or formerly the property of James Newton and running
thereon Sixty Five and Ninety Four Hundredths (65.94) feet
on the South by Thompson Lane and running thereon Sixty
Eight and Seventy Hundredths (68.70) feet on the West by land
occupied by the Ministry of Housing and National Insurance
'and running thereon Sixty Six and Ninety Nine Hundredths
REMELDA SMITH claims to be the owner in fee
simple in possession of the tract of land herein before men-
tioned described and the Petitioner has applied to the Supreme
SCourt to have her title investigated under section 3 of the Qui-
Seting Titles Act and nature and extent there of determined and
Declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
Accordance with the provisions of the said Act. Copies, of the
plan may be inspected during normal working hours at the fol-
1. The Supreme CourtRegistry Ansbacher House, East
Street North Nassau Bahamas
2. Chambers of Dorsey McPhee & Co Columbus House
Annex, Shirley & East Streets Nassau Bahamas.
Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right of
dower or an adverse claim or claim not recognized in the Peti-
tion shall before the 1st day of August 2006 file in the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitoner or her Attorney a Statement of
his or her claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit
and other related documents to be filed therewith. failure of any
such persons to file and serve a Statement of his or her claim
together with other related documents on or before the day 1st
of August A.D., 2006,will operate as a bar to such claim
DATED the day 25th of May A.D; 2006
DORSEY MCPHEE & CO.
Columbus House Annex
Shirley & East Street
Attorneys for the Petitioner.
Tourism extends TV
PAGE 6. SATURDAY. MAY 27, 2006
5an cps ,,e 58 ,1- :
With the Labour Day Parade a week away, In Days Gone By
i looks back at worker demonstrations and Labour Day celebrations
of the past.
SPictured left is the scene on Saturday June 5, 1976, when union
members and workers draw spectators off the streets.
S" .. (Photo by Franklyn G Ferguson)
PC"- i .. Pictured below on Monday, June 5, 1972 Then Labour Minis-
A" wi-, *i. ter Clifford Darling (left, foreground in dark gasses) heads a group
'' of about 3,000 trade union members, among them the Bahamas
Hotel and Catering Workers Union during the Labour Day cele-
S.brations. Mr Darling objecting to the presence of political banners
S -which bore such slogans as "We want jobs and bread for our chil-
r' dren" and "Where has all the money gone." He threatened to call
SK off the rally after CLP leader, the late Sir Randol Fawkes, refused
to get rid of them.
(Photo by Franklyn G Ferguson)
LIGHT AND LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Grounded In The Past &
Geared To The Future
Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Sunday School: 9:45am
Prayer time: 6:30pm .
The Madeira Shopping
Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
Telephone number 325-5712
GRACE AND PEACE WESLEYAN CHURCH
A SOCIETY OF THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH OF NORTH AMERICA
( WHERE GOD IS ADORED A.ND EI'ERYONE IS AFFIRMIED)
S Worship time: 11am & 7pm
Adult Sunday School: O1am
Church School during Worship Service
Place: Twynam Heights
off Prince Charles Drive
Minister: Rev. Henley Perry
PO. Box SS-5631
Telephone number:324-2538 Telefax number:324-2587
COME TO WORSHIP, LEAVE TO SERVE
THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST CHURCH
Hillside Estates, Baltic Avenue, Off Mackey Street.
P.O. Box SS-5103, Nassau, Bahamas
PM00 Phone: 393-3726/393-2355/Fax:393-8135
SUNDAY, MAY 28TH, 2006
I SPIRITUAL GROWTH CONFERENCE
On Sunday, May 28, 2006, Ascension, Coke
Memorial, Curry Memorial, Ebenezer, Global Village,
St. Michael's and Trinity Methodist Churches will
close for their morning Worship Service. Members
will join the Closing Worship Service at the Queen's
College Auditorium at 11:00am.
Prior to the Service, a March of Witness will be
held. Persons are asked to assemble at the City
Markets Parking Lot, Village Road at 10:00a.m.
The Closing Worship Service will feature The
Workshop Choir; St. Michael's Chorale; The Rising
Stars and Mr. Maxwell Poitier.
Mrs. Kenris Carey, President of the Conference will
give the charge to the people called Methodists.
Rev. Dr. Darryl Starnes will give the message.
Rev. Godfrey Bethell and Pastor Sharon Loyley will
be the worship leaders.
WE WANT TO SEE YOU THERE
SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2006
Youth Event Adventure to Rose Island
St. Michael's Methodist Church
Steak-Out 12 noon 6:00pm
Church Grounds, Boyd Subdivision,
i'dart's T.O nUll 3 1P l, jil l)t llbiir lllrtl)I
(lell u: Hill Rd S :Crap-l Streej PC, BoE CE.-1 3016
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
SUNDAY MAY 28TH, 2006 (Church Anniversary)
7:00a.m. T. Anderson/S. Brown
11:00a.m. Guest Preacher/Lay, Preachers:
7:00p.m. A Service of Praise
CENTRAL GOSPEL CHAPEL
CHRISTIE & DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921
SUNDAY, MAY 28TH, 2006
Speaker: Michael Johnson
11:00am Youth Choosing A Spouse/Lifemate
7:00pm UMD Rally, East Street Gospel Chapel
Bible Class: 9:45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10:45 a.m. Community
Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service: 7:00 p.m. *
Midweek Service 7:30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
Sisters' Prayer Meeting: 10:00 a.m. (2nd Thursday of each month)
' ZION METHODIST MINISTRIES
E- T 5T E E T 5 1iT
PO Box SB-51628, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Come and Worship with us!
OPP ]PTUNITIIEl FOP "EN:
"A Journey In Faith & Obedience To The Will of God"
A Life Changing Experience
Collins Avenue at 4th Terrace Centreville
Telephone: 322-8304 or 325-1689 P.0, Box N-1566
Fax No. 322-4793
SUNDAY 8:30am ZNS-1
Temple Time Broadcast
Early Morning Worship
Sunday School For All Ages
Selective Bible Teaching Royal
Rangers (Boys Club) Ages 4-17 Years
Missionettes (Girls Club) Ages 4-17.
VISIT OUR PREMISE BOOKSTORE, TEMPLE BIBLE & BOOK SUPPLY
Tuesday April 24. 1973 Hundreds of Workers turned out on Easier Mon-
day morning to take part in the Bahamas Hotel and Catering Workers'
Union's "March for Bread" to aid union members who are unemployed.
In this photograph by Philip Symonette the Boy's Brigade band leads the
marchers along Bay Street.\
BAPTIST BIBLE CHURCH
SOLDIER ROAD & OLD TRAIL
Sunday School: 10am FUNDAMENTAL
Preachering 11am & 7:30pm EVANGELISTIC
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2 Pastor:H. Mills
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm
"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are"
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622
10:15am Sunday School
11:00am Divine Worship
7:30pm Prayer & Bible Study
THE BAHAMAS, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS _Q
OF THE METHODIST CHURCH IN THE
CARIBBEAN AND THE AMERICAS
L'EGLISE METHODIST DANS LA CARAIBE
SET LES AMERIQUES
NASSAU CIRCUIT OF CHURCHES
108 Montrose Avenue
P.O. BoxEE-16379, Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone: 325-6432; Fax:
METHODISM: RAISED UP IN THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD, TO
REFORM THE NATION, BUT ESPECIALLY THE CHURCH AND TO
SPREAD SCRIPTURAL HOLINESS THROUGHOUT THE LAND (Father
"Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist witnessfor
Christ in The Bahamas"
THE SIXTH LORD'S DAY OF THE RESURRECTION, MAY 21,2006
INTROIT AND COLLECT:
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing, Alleluia!
I will acclaim you, O Lord, for you have lifted me up and have not made my foes
to rejoice over me, Alleluia! Alleluia!
LORD JESUS CHRIST, who before you ascended to heaven bestowed a blessing
on your apostles: leave us not comfortless, we beseech you, but send to us the
Holy Spirit, and raise us to the same place to which you have gone before us; who
reign with the Father, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
METHODIST CHURCH (Malcolm Rd East)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes (Holy Communion)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes (Anniversary)
3:00 p.m. Annual Circuit Church School Rally and March at Malcolm
RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH
(108 Montrose Ave. near Wulff Rd)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Colin C.L. Newton (Holy Communion)
10:00a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly
11:00 a:m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly/ Rev. Jeanty Maurose
3:00 p.m. Circuit Church School Rally
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (Rose Street, Fox Hill)
11:00 a.m. Bro. Andrew Hunter Local Preacher
PROVIDENCE METHODIST CHURCH (Shirley Plaza)
11:00 a.m. Sis. Cecilia Gardiner Local Preacher
HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST CHURCH
(28 Crawford St, Oakes Field)
7:00a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts Jr.
GOOD SHEPHERD METHODIST CHURCH (20 Cedar Terrace, Tall Pines)
8:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte (Holy Communion)
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS ALDERSGATE (Quackoo Street)
9 a.m. Rhodes 7a.m. Men's Chorale
METHODIST FELLOWSHIP OF CHRIST THE KING
6:00 pm. Saturday, May 27, 2006
MONASTERY PARK METHODIST FELLOWSHIP
6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2006 (Holy Communion)
CIRCUIT TRAINING SESSION AND MEETING OF ALL MISSION ZONES-
Coke Memorial Church, Rose Street on Lord's Day, May 28, 2006 at 5:45 p.m.
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St) -Thrift Shop and other Ministries
JOHN WESLEY METHODIST COLLEGE (28 Crawford St., Oakes Field)
Reception to Primary
CIRCUIT DISCIPLE PROGRAMS
Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road. East
Thursday at 10 a.m. and at 6:45 p.m. at Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church
OBSERVING THE FAST Thursdays after the evening meal to Friday lunchtime
"Vision" On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; "Great Hymns of Inspiration" On
the Lord's Day, Radio 810 at 5:30 p.m.; "Family Vibes" ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.;
"To God be the Glory" ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.
OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE WILMA AND
OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS; THE PRIVY COUNCIL APPEAL
~ "-~ ..
Wordse of W~Eisdom for a] ColtE!Ie I
Minister of Youth, Sports and Housing Neville Wisdom met Indianapolis Colts defensive end
Raheem Brock at the Radisson Cable Beach Resort on Friday, May 26.
(BIS Photo: Tim Aylen)
By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
A NEW trial schedule at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital blood bank has helped alleviate the
work load on technicians according to Bahamas
Public Service Union president John Pinder.
Mr Pinder said the technicians are now await-
ing a compliment of four more lab workers to
further reduce the strain on them.
Following last week's industrial action by the
technicians, Mr Pinder said that the union and the
hospital administration formulated a schedule
which allows for workers to have one weekend off
"We have agreed to a schedule on a trial basis
for a few weeks and once they hire the four per-
sons they are trying to get we should be fine," Mr
Presently, he said, the bank is not operating
with the full compliment of workers it needs.
"There is a need for four more workers. They
said that they will hire two persons in the imme-
diate future and two more after the budget," he
said. Mr Pinder said that hospital officials also
promised to resolve the problem of only one per-
son working on a shift at a time.
"They said that they will address the issue as
best they can and they promised to install a device
where if one person is on a shift they will be able
to contact someone for help," he said.
On Monday of this %seek the blood bank "sick
out" :l Piincess Margaret Hospital has spread
to three other laboratories.
At the time, union leaders threatened that the
action could become an "institution-wide" prob-
lem if concerns of laboratory technicians were
Later that afternoon, managing director of
the Public Hospital Authority Herbert Brown
and chief hospital administrator Coralee Adder-
ley said in a joint statement that they met with Mr
Pinder to discuss what led to the sick-out.
Since this meeting, Mr Brown has said that
several of the concerns have already been
The outstanding matter related to scheduling
and the employment of more staff, he said.
At the time, Mr Brown expressed adamantly
that the Public Health Authority values its
employees and seeks to ensure that all of their
concerns are addressed as expeditiously as pos-
sible in the best interest of the staff, patients and
the Bahamian public.
SATURDAY. MAY 27, 2006, PAGE 7 ,
has a vacancy for the position of
* Record/prepare/circulate executive meeting minutes
Manage records and filing
* Organize schedules and diary systems for both the CFO and
* Provide customer service to clients & respond to enquiries
* Type a variety of material and correspondence
* Assist with compilation of statistical data, reports and research
* General office duties
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
* Strong organizational skills a must
* Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
* Shorthand an asset
* Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
* Ability to work with minimum supervision
* Ability to handle stress and to multi-task
* Professional and discreet nature
* Confident and able to manage on own initiative
The successful candidate will report to the Chief Financial Officer (FO)
and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive
compensation package including benefits and bonuses
commensurate with his/her experience and performance.
The Human Resource Director
51 Frederick Steet
P.O. Box N-4853
2.5 Turbo Diesel
2.5 Turbo Diesel
FRIENDLY MOTORS LTD
THOMPSON BOULEVARD TEL.: 356-7100 FAX: 328-6094
PART OF YOUR LIFE EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: friendlymotorsbahamas.com
PART OF OUR LIF
COMMONWEALTH BREWERY LIMITED
P.O BOX N-3 97 CI II-TON PIER. NASSAU. BAHAMAS
TEL: 12421 362-4790.2, 3u()-2)0)(i. l12-29il FAX: (242) 362-4793
.4 manufacturing entity located on the western tip of
New Providence, is presently seeking the Jollowing:
Processing of accounts payable documents.
Processing of periodic pa ment runs.
Reconciling pay able and accrual accounts
Maintenance of freight expense account.
Maintenance of prept\ ments schedules
Maintenance of miscellaneous excel reports.
University Degree: Finance or Accounting:
Two years Experience in financial arena:
Strong communication, administrative, time management skills
and reporting skills:
Excel spreadsheets u sage at an advanced level a must:
Proficiency in Wobrd applications required:
Must be a team play er with a professional attitude, strong
commitment to detail and god analytical skills.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
SMlust be a team player that is w illing to support the efforts of the
team or any team member.
The successful applicant should be able to act on his or her own
initiative with little supervision.
Must ha\e good communication skills
A competitive salary, performance related compensation, career related
training and a competitive employee benefits package are all available to
he successful candidate.
Interested persons should submit a current resume iand co er letter to the
address below no later than Nlay 26th, 2006:
Human Resources Manager
commonwealth Brewery Limited
P.O. Box N-4936
PAGE 8. SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2006
BY DENISE 1MA .COCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The Grand
Bahami Porn Authont hosted
the counrn's top spellers to a
congraiulator. luncheon on
Thursday before they lea'e for
Washington, DC to attend the
Scripp's Spelling Bee competi-
Anjanet Loon, an 11-year-
old student at Grand Bahama
Catholic High, placed first in
the national Spelling Bee in
New Providence and will be
representing the Bahamas in
the competition in Washington
fionm May 31 to June 1.
SRaneisha Higgs, a 10-year-
old student of McClean's Town
Primary School, placed second
Both girls made history at the
national competition, which was
the longest running spell-off in
the'Spelling Bee's nine-year his-
The girls, who were accom-
panied by their parents, were
showered with praises and
received gifts during the lun-
cheon held at the Westin at Our
Lucaya Resort on Thursday.
Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity executives Julian Francis,
Willie Moss, and Albert Gray
weie present. Also in atten-
dance were Minister of Educa-
tion, Science and Technology
Alfred Sears (pictured above).
Mr Francis congratulated the
girls and wished Ms Loon well
Minister Sears said he hopes
that students throughout the
Bahamas are motivated by the
success of Miss Loon and Miss
Both students have displayed
perseverance, self-discipline and
self-confidence, he said.
Mr Sears said the Family
Islands were well represented
at this year's competition in
Nassau, where four of the top
five finalists were students from
Grand Bahama, Andros, or Cat
Grand Bahama has won the
national title for six consecutive
He noted that the spelling
bee contributes to the national
agenda on literacy, as it increas-
es vocabulary and helps develop
correct English usage.
Mr Sears also commended
Discovery Cruise Line for their
presentation of tools to girls that
were needed to participate in
the competition at the highest
Anjanet Loon will compete
in preliminary rounds next
Thursday on June 1 via ESPN
live from noon to 3pm.
If she qualifies, she will com-
pete in championship on which
will be broadcast live on ABC
from eight to 10pm.
GRAND Bahama Port Authority executives present gifts to top spellers Anjanet Loon and
Raneisha Higgs, for their outstanding achievement in National Spelling Bee Competition in Nassau.
Seen left are GBPA president Albert Gray, Rick Hayward of GB Development Company, Anjanet
Loon and Raneisha Higgs, Caroline St George of GBPA, Julian Francis GBPA CEO and chairman,
and Ms Willie Moss deputy chairman.
(Photo: Derek Carroll)
ANJANET Loon and Raneisha Higgs look through an Oxford Dictionary. Both girls will travel to
Washington, where Loon will represent the Bahamas in the Scripps Spelling Bee Competition in Wash-
ington next week.
(Photo: Derek Carroll);
NOTICE is hereby given that PAUL SIMON OF HOPE TOWN,
ABACO, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas; and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 20TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
COMMONWEALTH BREWERY LIMITED
P.O. BOX N-3897 CLIFTON PIER. NASSAU. BAHAMIAS
TEL: i242 36-4', --(-2. 302-290 302-2 1. FAX: (242i 362-479 3
Exists in the Utilities Department
JOB TITLE: UTILITIES OPERATOR
* Nlonitoring of Utility Equipment specifically the Ammonia Plant.
Co2 Plant. Generator. Water, Air and Lagoon Plants.
* Perform lubrication and first line maintenance of equipment.
* Perform daily sample collections and analysis of fluids related to
Utility Equipment to ensure efficient operation of the equipment.
* Responsible for off loading bulk diesel fuel and Co2.
* Maintain housekeeping standards within the Utility Area.
* Maintains adequate stock levels of chemicals, oils and fuels.
* Maintains daily logs of activities within the Utilities Area
* Accurate recording of performance data of all utility equipment.
* High school diploma \ ith BGCSE in Math, English and in one
of the sciences or the equivalent.
* At least three years experience in operation of utility equipment
(Boilers. Cooling Plant. Compressors or similar equipment).
* Basic computer skills necessary Excel spreadsheets)
* Must be a team player and have a proactive approach to area of
* Must be willing to work in a three shift rotation s\ stem.
A competitive salary. performance related compensation, career related
training and a competitive employee benefits package are all available
to he successful candidate.
Interested persons should submit a current resume and cover letter to
the address below no later than May 26th. 2006:
Human Resources Manager
commonwealth Brewery Limited
P.O. Box N-4936
NOTICE OF VACANCY
Excellent opportunities for career advancement exist
in the Legal Department of The Grand Bahama
Development Company Limited. The Company invites
qualified applicants to apply for the position of Legal
The successful candidate must have at least (5) years
experience as a Legal Assistant in the fields of
conveyancing, commercial transactions and probate
matters, and must be proficient in all Microsoft Word
and Excel programmes.
The successful candidate must also have:
1. Completed a recognized paralegal/legal executive
2. A minimum of five (5) B.G.C.S.E "0" levels or
equivalent, two (2) of which should be Math and
English with grade "C" or above.
Resumes with supporting documentation should be
THE PERSONNEL MANAGER
THE GRAND BAHAMA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
P.O. BOX F-42666
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Deadline for receipt of resumes is June 23, 2006.
__ _ _
SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2006, PAGE 9
S..... and losers
yesterday, Young Man's View public appeal. him.
In Pinewood Gardens, However, if a bright, ne,
started to look at the election
f'ances of the New Providence
WPs. The assessment continues.
Bv"idrian Gibson ministers should adhere t
S;, old adage that "when your
,' ronica Owens, MP for is in the mouth of a tiger
(Garden Hills. is a weak back- pat its back?"
be-neher and has performed Pierre Dupuch, MP f
abysmally. When it comes to Margaret, reportedly will i
her presentations on issues leaving the constituen
related to education, Ms Owens either be eliminated or
seems to be on Pluto. bly redrawn and contested
Brent Symonette will easily Frank Smith.
retain his seat in Montagu. In St Thomas More, I
Glenys Hanna-Martin's Smith could possibly win.
chances of retaining her seat in ever, Mr Christie could
Englerston are bright. While
she has not performed well as
transport minister, with the jit-
ney arid jet-ski situations
becoming reminiscent of the
wild west, her down-to-earth
persona and likeability will earn
her another term.
Besides, Englerston has
always been PLP territory, with
Nigel Lewis being the.only
FNM coming close to winning
SIn Fort Charlotte, if Alfred
Sears decides to contest the
eajt hr will face a staunch com- bly absorb this constitute
petitor in ex-PLP Michael Bar- he redraws his old Centr
Mr Sears has performed dis- If Mount Moriah MP
mall as attorney\ general and Smith is nominated, he w
education mninster and, accord- defeated. While many p
ingrb constituents, as MP. may not view Tommy I
'A' for his recent comments quest as a party leader, his
ab ut teachers, he and Fred stituency leadership is un
jchell may have just cost their tionable. Keod Smith is vi
pNy a hefty voting block. Both as overly aggressive and
Allyson Maynard-Gibson will
undoubtedly lose. Mrs Gibson
has performed grimly as an MP,
and as financial services minis-
ter oversaw the record setting
sales of land to foreigners for
private homes. More recently
in her role as attorney general,
she has been grandstanding on
prosecution issues with her swift
Yamacraw MP Melanie Grif-
fin will be voted out. As an MP,
Mrs Griffin's performance is
questionable, and her tenure as
social services minister has been
mediocre at best.
Cynthia 'Mother' Pratt is
unbeatable in St Cecilia.
In Holy Cross, PLP insiders
say that the controversial Sid-
ney Stubbs could be replaced
by Dr Bernard Nottage. If
allowed to run, Mr Stubbs will
be soundly defeated.
Ron Pinder, Marathon MP,
may retain his seat. However,
this depends upon the candi-
date contesting his seat. If
Algernon Allen is nominated,
Pinder will severely trounce
F-We are seeking to employ for a senior position within our lending team, with a minimum
of five years experience in the financial services arena. This role provides service support
to senior management and relationship managers in respect of credit related matters
and will participate fully as a member of the Bank's junior management team.
This challenging and demanding position will require the job holder to continually improve
a process of credit analysis that will identify and document the strengths and weaknesses
of an allocated portfolio of credit proposals, including analysis of the suitability of security
offered. The job holder will also be fully involved in the business development activities
of the Bank to generate new lending business.
The job holder will also provide training and guidance as required to junior members
of the Lending department in keeping with the Bank's business objectives.
1. Posses a minimum of five years experience of credit analysis
2. Have an in-depth knowledge of credit risk assessment, measurement and control
techniques and corporate credit and cash-flow analysis.
3. Possess a sound knowledge and understanding of the workings of the international
treasury, capital and securities markets
14. Demonstrate an ability to work effectively under pressure
i5."/ Have excellent negotiation, communication, inter-personal and time management
S Supervisor/Senior Administrator
In addition to the above management position, we are also looking to fill a more junior
Position, with a minimum of 3 years experience in the financial services arena. Skills
will be similar to those above.
This challenging and exciting role encompasses relationship management with skills
and knowledge of international markets.
The role involves maintaining excellent internal communications and also ensuring the
highest quality customer service to the Bank's client base. The successful candidate
will be expected to contribute towards the group's investment strategy and comment,
as well as dealing face to face with private clients and introducers of business. Working
closely with the Business Development Manager, the successful applicant will be
expected to travel, develop relationships and contribute to new revenues on an on-
1. Have proven experience in the development and nurturing of client relationships
2. Have a sound knowledge and experience of the rules and workings of the major
international securities markets
3. Have gained a relevant professional qualification, or be prepared to commence
studying for such a qualification
i4. Possess robust IT skill sets.
5. Be able to demonstrate a high level of communication, strong personal organization
and the ability to maintain accuracy while working to deadlines.
WAttractive salary and benefits package.
'Applications should be submitted by June 9, 2006 to the following address:
SHead of Human Resources
P O Box N-4944
candidate is put forth by the
FNM, Mr Pinder, who seeks
press even if it involves him
being photographed in the cab
of a garbage truck, could possi-
bly lose. His representation can
be graded as fair to good.
Kenyatta Gibson, MP for
Kennedy, has been unimpres-
sive. He has been another invis-
ible man, failing to live up to
Mr Gibson has done a fairly
good job at the gaming board,
but his retention of his seat
depends upon who challenges
him. Mr Gibson, with Ron Pin-
der, is most memorable for his
appearance at the Nassau Vil-
lage riot some years ago.
Next week, I'll examine the
re-election odds of the Grand
CREDIT SUISSE (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
NOTICE is hereby given that ANDREW CHARLES OF HOPE
TOWN, ABACO, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as
a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
any reason why registration/naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 20TH day of MAY,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.
NOTICE is hereby given that MARADONNA SMITH OF SEA
BREEZE LANE, ANEITHA'S CLOSE, EE-15776, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for'
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, arid
that any person who knows any reason why
registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-'
eight days from the 20TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited offers applications for an Apprenticeship Program which is
outlined hereafter. Full details and an application form can be obtained from:
The Program Administrator
Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited
The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4h Floor
Shirley & Charlotte Streets
P.O. Box N-4928
Application forms should be returned no later than June 23, 2006.
As a corporate citizen desirous of making a positive contribution to the local community,
Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited plans to offer a scholarship to two Bahamian students
to pursue an Bachelor's Degree at the College of The Bahamas ("COB") under its
1. The candidate may select Business Administration or any banking related field (i.e.
Secretarial Science, Accounting, Finance or Economics major) as their field of study.
2. A minimum grade point average of 2.6 must be maintained at all time.
3. Grades must be submitted to the Program Administrator at the Bank within three weeks
at the end of each semester.
4. The candidate must be willing to work twelve (12) hours per week (part time) and four
(4) months per year (full time) at the Bank during MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST and
any other month (or parts thereof) whilst pursuing full time studies at COB.
5. The candidate cannot be an immediate family member of a person employed at the Bank.
6. The candidate should choose course electives after consultation with the Program
Administrator at the Bank.
7. The candidate will report to and consult with the Program Administrator who is responsible
for supervision, work assignments, advice, release of payments and all other administrative
and supervisory details.
8. The candidate must be "drug free" throughout the entire three (3) year contract period.
9. The candidate should register for and successfully complete twelve (12) credits per
semester as a full time student.
10. The candidate cannot be employed by a third party during the three (3) year period.
11. The candidate must become PC literate by the end of year one of the program.
Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited will pay for the following costs whilst the candidate is enrolled
as a student at COB:
1. Tuition and fees at COB up to $2,000.00 per annum.
2. A Housing Allowance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,600.00 (year two), and $1,700.00 (year
3. A Transportation Allowance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,500.00 (year two), and $1,600.00
4. A Book Allowance of $800.00 per annum.
5. Allowance for Miscellaneous expenses of $600.00 per annum (year one) and $1,200.00
per annum (year two).
6. Health Insurance (provided the candidate submits to a medical examination by the Bank's
medical doctor prior to commencing Apprenticeship Program)
7. Special Allowance for candidates from the Family Islands $3,000.00 (year one), $3,200.00
(year two), and $3,500.00 (year three).
1. No consideration will be given to the sex, race or religion of the candidate during the
2. The Bank shall have no obligation towards the candidate with regards to employment or
scholarships at the end of the three (3) year contract period.
E) PROGRAM OUTLINE
The Apprenticeship Program has a duration and contract period of three (3) years as follows:
YEAR 1: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 2: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4. 1
YEAR 3: Full time employment with the Bank at an entry-level job at the Bank's discretion.
In lieu of salary, the Benefits as per Paragraph C are paid during the first two years of the program.
During the third year, a salary will be paid in lieu of tuition, fees and allowances (adjusted for
cost of living increases).
NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled in COB are not eligible.
PAGE 10, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2006
W H AT S O N I N
AND AROUND N A S S A U
"OUT THERE" IN THE SUBJECT LINE
* THE ARTS
The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
(NAGB) is holding an African Art Exhibition -
"What is Africa to Me" from the private col-
lection of Kay Crawford running until Satur-
day, July 29.
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: New
SProvidence Community Centre: Mondays -
t 6pm to 7pm. The Kirk: Mondays 7:30pm to
Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support
group meets the first Monday of each month at
6:30pm at New Providence Community Centre,
Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood
sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing is
available. For more info call 702.4646 or
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the
third Monday every month, 6pm @ Doctors
Hospital conference room.
St Andrew's Kirk holds an After-School Pro-
gramme for children from the Woodcock and
Albury Sayle Primary Schools. The free pro-
gramme is held Monday to Friday @ St
Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk and is open to
children from the Bain and Grants Town com-
munities. Parents interested in enrolling their
children should contact the church at 322.5475
or email: email@example.com
Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British
Colonial Hilton Monday's at 7pm Club
612315 meets Mondai 6pm @' Wnd~ m N.as-
sau Resort, Cable Beach Club 're i ,t
the British Coldlnil Hilton Mon. i m i
The Nassau Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the
month in the Board Room of the British Colo-
nial Hilton Hotel, Bay St.
10.10.2.20. @ Club Nirvana: Tuesday nights at
Club Nirvana, Elizabeth Avenue, have been
dubbed 10.10.2.20. Every tenth female patron
is allowed into the club absolutely free and is
given a complimentary glass of Carlo Rossi.
Tuesday nights also include the Carlo Rossi's
Hot Body Competition. Hosted by Daddi Ren-
zi and music provided by DJ Ai from 100 Jamz.
Master Chef Devito Bodie provides scrump-
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Tuesday 6pm
to 7pm/8:30pm to 9:30pm.
The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month
at their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centre-
ville. Call 323.4482 for more info.
Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held
6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau GymNastics Sea-
grapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364.8423 to register
for more info.
New The Governor-General's Youth Award
Bronze & Silver Award Ceremony will be held
Tuesday, May 30 @ 7pm at Epworth Hall,
Shirley Street. Call 326-1760/1 for more details.
Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday,
7:30pm @ C C Sweeting Senior School's Dining
Room, College Avenue off Moss Road Club
Cousteau 7343 meets Tuesdays at 7:30pm in
the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central
Andros Club 7178 meets each Tuesday at
6pm at the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, 3rd
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega '
chapter meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm @
the Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every sec-
ond Tuesday, 6:30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM
Office, 4th floor meeting room.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Tuesday, 6:30pm at the British Colonial
Hilton. Please call 502.4842/377.4589 for more
LIVE MUSIC @ The Buzz, Nassau's Weekly
Jam Session & Musicians Hook-up. Located
a-Eist:qBay Street t'.o, ddbtf'ENi t or E:s'riOn The
Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetiz-
ers and numerous drink specials.
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: New
Providence Community Centre: Wednesday -
7pm to 8pm. The Nassau Group: Rosetta
Street, Wednesday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to
New,- The Governor-General's Youth Award
Bronze & Silver Award Ceremony will be held
Wednesday, May 31 @ 7pm at Christ the King
Anglican Church Hall ,East Atlantic Drive &
Pioneers Way, Grand Bahama. Call 1-242-352-
8010 for more details
Bahamas Association for Social Health
(BASH) presents the Earth Village Ranch
(petting zoo), St Albans Drive and Columbus
Avenue. Free admission every Wednesday by
appointment between 9am and 3pm. For more
information or to book events call 356.2274 or
434.8981. Special rates available for groups of
20 or more with a two week advance reserva-
The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
meets 6:30pm every third Wednesday at the
Bahamas National Pride Building.
TM Club 753494 meets every Wednesday,
6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Building, East-West
Highway. TM Club 2437 meets the 2nd and
4th Wednesday of each month at C C Sweeting
Senior High School, Oakes Field.
International Training in Communication,
Essence Club #3173 holds its bi-monthly meet-
ings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each
month at Doctor's Hospital Conference Room.
Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus
meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the
month, 8pm @ St Augustine's Monestary.
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Gioup. Rosetta Strect. Thurs-da3 6pm
to 'pm 3':?ipm to r-31Ipm The Kirk Thurs-
da.\ 301pm :to ..31ipmn
Pre & Post Natal Ftnress Classes are being held
6:31.lpm Thur.d.,)s at Nassau G\ mNastics Sea-
grapesoca loi lott Priice Ch 'rles Dr Doctor
appro' .al is required Call 3n4-.'-123 to register
or for more into
REACH Re'ources A& Education tor Autism
and related Challenges meets from 7pm 9pm
the second Thursday of each month in the cafe-
teria of the BEC building, Blue Hill Road. ,,;-.
New The Bahamas Historical Society is
scheduled to hold its next meeting June 8 at
6pm @ the Museum on Shirley Street and Eliz-
abeth Avenue. The guest speaker will be Dr
John Burton of DePaul University, Chicago.
His topic will be "To Sell Again": Economic
Life of Nineteenth-Century San Salvador.
TM Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @
British Colonial Hilton.
TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @
International Association of Administrative
Professionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the
third Thursday'of every month @ Superclubs
Breezes, Cable Beach,'6pnm.
in llg! FRIDAY
* PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
Cafe Europa on Charlotte Street North, kicks
off every Friday night with Happy Hour... spe-
cial drinks, live music/DJ from 6pm to 9pm and
Nassau's first European Night Restaurant -
Open Friday night till Saturday morning 5am,
serving hot food/and take out music, drinks
and an English breakfast. Cafe Europa...the
perfect place to spend your night out till the
* THE ARTS
New Junkanoo Summer Festival, Street Par-
ty, will be held on Woodes Rodgers Wharf
every Friday between June 9 and July 29, from
1 to 10pm.
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Fridays 6pm to
7pm & 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart Church
- Friday @ 6pm to 7pm
New Providence Community Centre: Fridays @
7pm to 8pm.
* CIVIC CLUBS
TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas
Baptist Community College Rm A19, Jean St.
AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Fri-
day of the month at COB's Tourism Training
Centre at 7pm in Room 144 during the acade-
mic year. The group promotes the Spanish lan-
guage and culture in the community.
Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second
Friday of each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus Cen-
tre at St Augustine's Monestary. For more info
call 325.1947 after 4pm.
NOW ... SATURDAY 1
* PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
Sun City Entertainment presents Saturday
& Sunday night functions for the alternative
lifestyle crowd (Gay) at Kendal's Auto Garage
on Gladstone road from 11:30pm to 4am. Music
THE MAIN EVENT
The Bahamas' most anticipated cultural
festival has evolved into an even larger and
.more comprehensive event..Junkanoo Summer
Festival, an evolution of Junk2nOO in,11111e,
will Span two months, June 9 through.luly 29.
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a cIa w ci
.. .. . .. .:.. . .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. .I.. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. . .. .
provided by DJ X. Heading south on Glad-.
stone Road, Kendal's is located immediately;.:,
past Moss Gas station.
m THE ARTS
New Junkanoo Summer Festival Heritage '' -
and Cultural Extravaganza will be held at
Arawak Cay every Saturday between June 9:
and July 29 from 2 to 11pm.
New Junkanoo Summer Festival Box Cart
Derby will be held on Marcus Bethel Way,:
every Saturday between June 9 and July 29,
from 2 to 6pm.
Alcoholics Anonymous, mtishes to inform.the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group. Rosetta Street: Saturday morn- ,
ines 10am to I lam.
Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every
.-...,,rid'"Satud.da., 2 30pm (except August and
December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor
Close. Shirley Street.
Doctors Hospital CPR and First Aid classes
are offered every third Saturday of the month
from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hospital
Community Training Representative at
302.4732 for more information and learn to
save a life today.
JAR CYCLING: The owners of JAR Cycling
are pleased to offer a cycling clinic for juniors
between 10 and 17. The free clinic will be held
every Saturday in an effort to encourage kids
to cycle. Parents interested in registering their
children should contact organizers at jarcy-
Traveller's Rest Restaurant, West Bay
Street, features special entertainment -
Gernie, Tabitha and the Caribbean Express'-
every Sunday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.\ :
The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green
Parrot....David Graham, Steve Holden, Tim
Deal and Friends perform Sunday, 7pm '
10pm @ Hurricane Hole on Paradise Island.
Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restaur,.'i
rant & Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Dri-, :,
ve. Featuring Frankie Victory at the key :
board in the After Dark Room every Sun-.,
day, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine food, drik4s, ,,
STHE'ARTS 6 .
New Junkanoo Summer Festival Royal .
Poinciana Tea Party will be held in Gov- ,
ernment House Gardens, every Sunday
between June 9 and July 29, from 3 to 6pm
New Junkanoo Summer Festival Old
Town Jazz at Sandyport will be held at the
Olde Town Sandyport every Sunday -
between June 9 July 29 from 4 8pm. '
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform, :.,
the public of its meeting times and places: .
The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday,:
6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm, .
New The Cat Island Sailing Club will host!:
its Annual Cat Island Day Sunday, May :
28 at the Western Esplanade from lOainmr- '
Send all your civic and social events to
via fax: 328.2398 or e-mail: ydele.veaux@
tribunemedia.net/Out there in subject line
can, we can. 1
SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2006, PAGE 11
I [AL i'F1LJvl.Ji4L ________________________________________
Phrty holds second protest
oVer Lady Wallace-Whitfield
ByDENISE MAYCOCK Mrs Russell denies allegations
Triune Freeport Reporter of victimisation. However, High
k Rock MP Kenneth Russell said
IREEPORT -. Lucaya MP he has proof that the parlia-
Neeo Grant is demanding that mentary secretary had the lock
Prime Minister Perry Christie changed to Lady Wallace-Whit-
relive his parliamentary secre- field's office while she was on
tarp Ainn Percentie-Russell of vacation last Friday.
hefdutis' inFreeport.. '! Mr Grant said the Free
comparing Mrs Russell to a National Movement holds the
losee cannon", Mr Grant said prime minister responsible for
staff at the Office of the Prime the actions of his parliamentary
Minister are afraid of her secretary in Freeport.
alleged unpredictable behay-, Lady Wallace-Whitfield, who
iotur. i,, ti ..' serves as office manager, is the
Mr Grant and several FNM widow of FNM founder, the late
supporters held a second Sir,Cecil Wallace-Whitfield.
demonstration on Thursday at Mr Grant said there are con-
th4 Government8 Complex on, :tinuing reports that Mrs Rus-
the Mall to protest rhe alleged sell walks around the office sug-
ongoing victimization of staff. getting that she will rid the
particularly Lady Naomi Wal- office of all those she believes to
lace-Whitfield, in Freeport. be FNMs.
calls on PM
"This is disgraceful for a pub-
lic officer to say because we live
in a democracy and persons
have a right to choose the polit-
ical party that they would sup-
"No parliamentary secretary,
no minister, no MP should be
intimidating persons in this
country at this stage in our
"I am advised that employ-
ees in that office, even of her
party, are on pins and needles
because they do not know when
she is next going to explode.
She is a loose cannon rolling
around a deck that can just fire
away and the PM needs to
relieve her of her responsibili-
ties." Mr Grant said the par-
liamentary secretary's alleged
acts of victimisation go back to
2003 when she allegedly refused
to hire qualified guidance coun-
sellors and others who could
provide wholesome recreation
for children during the summer
Mr Grant claims she also vic-
timised children from the High
Rock and Lucaya constituency
in the summer employment pro-
"If you were to look at the
number of children employed
in Pine Ridge and Marco City
compared with the children in
Lucaya and High Rock,.it is evi-
dent that this woman continues
the old trait of the PLP," he
Mr Grant said this kind of
thing was totally unacceptable
at this stage in the country's
Permits.need better justification
FROM Pige one
apply for permits for foreign
workers that they do not need.
anil in some cases never
.We have individuals asking
fo!a handyman or a gardener
wl en they don't have a need a
fo* full-time handyman or gar-
.Say, for instance, you have a
50,by 100-foot property, and
yc have a house on that prop-
erl, then that doesn't leave you
wih much yard space. So why,
thIn would you need a full-time
gardener?" Mr Gibson asked.
'he minister said that immi-
grtion officers are now taking a
moch closer look at the details
of very permit application.
|We also often found indi-
vi uals applying for live-in
mids or house keepers and
thy never employ the person
a that person is out there in
SROM page one
thI iCoi6n' verdict should be
qIashed fand the whole pro-
cedings should, start again,"
saPI Mr Smithi.
ague that, based on their
instruction, he was not proper-
ly.advised from the beginning
ofthe Coroner's proceedings as
to whal his constitutional rights
Mi ackey, they said, should
hte been told from the onset
thtt he may have been found
guilty jj the matter of Neil
Btown, and thIt,. he matter
cd have leen referred to the
Attorney General's Office.
-n early April, Officer Mack-
e testified before the Coroner's
court about his recollection of
events in Januar, when inmates
Cbre Hepburn, Bariry Parcoi,
. NeilBrown and Forrester Bowe
escaped from Foxn Hill Prison.
)He testified to firing shots in
tle direction of three figures
who accgstfd him in the dark
while runpig through bushes
on Yamacraw Road.
aHowever, it was not until
after the testimony of Assistant
Superintendent James Farring-
ton and inmate Barry Parcoi
that Mackey was implicated in
the death of inmate Neil Brown
the community. Some apply for
multiple permits," he said. -
Mr Gibson said that his min-
istry had discovered cases of
agriculture entrepreneurs apply-
ing for 20 to 30 permits for
farmworkers, when their prop-
erty only required 10 to 15
One of the main problems
with the system, the minister
said, was that immigration offi-
on board a prison bus after the
men had been recaptured.
ASP Farrington testified that,
while on-the prison bus trying to
control an angry mob of law
enforcement officers from get-
ting at the three inmates who
were recaptured, Officer Mack-
ey slipped by him.
Farrington said that he heard
what sounded like a gunshot
behind him. Spinning round, he
said he saw an officer who he
later identified as Mackey with
a gun pointed in the direction of
A few days later, inmate Bar-
ry Parcoi testified how he
watched an angry Mackey
board the prison bus, gun in
hand, and fire a shot into Neil
When Mackey reappeared
before Coroner Virgill to
answer these allegations, Coro-
ner Virgill informed him that
he could remain in the witness-
box and say nothing or answer
the questions put to him, which
would then be submitted as evi-
dence against him.
He was given the opportunity
to contact his attorneys and,
after not being able to reach
them, Officer Mackey exercised
his right not to respond to
incriminating questions put to
Survey ane cameras
f6r Deteitioh Centre
FROM page one
The Defence Force is respon-
sijle for security at the Deten-
tion Centre, not Immigration.
Immigration officers are only
responsible for administration,"
"When The Tribune tried to
contact Mr Wilson yesterday
a$oot another news story, Mr
Wilson's secretary said a new
l lcedure of referring media
q tions to the director of
Tmas Information Services
h* been put in place.
until l press time last night,
go rnment did not make any
o41icial statement on the two
b k-outs from the Detention
CeMntre which occurred this
that Demont Baker, a
Jamaican, escaped on Saturday,
followed by two Cuban women
who broke out in the early
hours of Thursday.
The women Anet Savia
Gainza, 22, and Karina Reyes
Labra, 36 are believed to have
cut through several fences in
their bid for freedom.
A similar method was used
by three Cuban men when they
made their escape in April this
Mr Gibson said yesterday
that it would be very interesting
to find out how and where the
detainees are obtaining the nec-
essary tools to break out of the
cials in the past did not act in
accordance with government's t WF S"'
"They were allowing people ra r eb LrC e
to apply for work permits while -
they were already in the coun- ra
try. Once you let the word get S -"- tu r a'
around that you can apply for iS &
permits while you are in the 4 - -
Bahamas illegally then of course 4.D
you Will'have lots of people who 1 |
would do so." he said. S m to IO
S Nr Gibson emphasized that .
his ministry willnot put a com-
plete stop to the issuance of
work permits, but will definite- ISO"Y.
ly refrain from granting docu-
ments to persons without prop-
"There is a lot of abuse of the
system. And while we cin nev- Daily
er stop all the abuse that goes r Midnight
on, we are now resolved not to, Midnig
be as liberal as we have been ,._
in the past.
"We're not putting a mora-
torium on work permits, but
people have to better justify
why they are applying,"-he said.
Their behuu back
With hi n8w KCOVERUPpaint
T-A.iTrTi i IMPC
PG 1 SATURDAY, MAY 27,2006THER
NASSAU EVENTS CAPTURED ON CAMERA
Frank Hanna's daughter weds
Hanna and Lee Vincent
Chong were united in
liol matrimony at 4 pm
Saturday, May' 20.2l1i6.
Pastor Hugh Roach olficiated
during the wedding ceremony held
at Lucky Hill. Eastern R6ad.
The father of the bride is Bahanu-
an business giant Frank Hanna.
owner of Frank Hanna Company
Limited, who also owns a franchise
in New York run b\ his son. The
mother of the bride is Ursula Ded-
en. a registered nurse at Klinic Por-
ta Westfalca, Germany.
Here, the bride wears a beauti-
ful white bustier bridal gown of
bridal satin and charmeuse. The
bodice and train are clustered with
pearls and crystals along with
sequins to give that aura of illunu-
nating elegance. Her headpiece a
simply swirled teminine crown of
pearls strung on silk wires with Aus-
trian crystals, then yards of silk
bridal tulle stream down the back
with that majestic and imperialstic
look of the Nile.
.r i rl~
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FRANCIS Heidi Dedert-Hanna Chong ranked by her parents Frak Hanna and rsula Dede
l FRANCIS Hteidi Dedert-Hanna Chong flanked by her parents Frank Hanna and Ursula Dedeft
* LEE Vincent Chong wth his wife, Francis 0 MICHAEL Gillett, owner of Lucky Hill,
Heidi Dedert-Hanna Chong. with his fiance Dorica Duncombe
M SHOWN (from left to right) are Lillis Adderley, Paul Adderley,
deputy to the Governor-General, Francis Heidi Dedert-Hanna
Chong and Attorney Paula Adderley
* SHOWN (from,left to right) are Dr Kirtland Culmer,
Shanta Love and photographer Kenneth Love
* LO EBIRDS Attorne) and businessman Algernon Allen
with his ;ife. Senior Justice Ania Allen
* SHO%' N (Ironl klef to right) are Paul Adderle>. Francis Heidi
Dedert-Hanna Chong. Lee Vincent Chong. Frank Hanna and
Joseph Ferguson. Cat Island commissioner
M SHO() N r(hom left to right) are Barbara Jean Deveaux, .
Captain Paul Aranha. Earl Deeaux and Kim Aranha ..
I 4 I r
P.O. Box N-4659,
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