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* By MARK HUMES
CHAOS could erupt if the
government does not get to the
root of a ballot mystery which
has thrown the hotel workers
union into turmoil, it was
claimed last night.
The union's leadership elec-
tion was left in a shambles after
three ballot boxes allegedly
"went missing" over the week-
end.
Last night officials.were say-
ing the poll would have to be
declared "null and void" amid
allegations of skulduggery.
The boxes were reportedly
being held by police pending a
recount today. But they were
removed and officials claimed
they didn't know where they
were.
Now the Bahamas Hotel,
Catering and Allied Workers
Union is in turmoil as angry
members last night called for
justice.
According to Roy Colebrook;
president of The Justice Team,
which is trying to oust the pre-
sent union leadership, the box-
es were taken to Grove Police
Station after Friday's poll.
There they were secured by
police and Ministry of Labour
officials.
Mr Colebrook said represen-
tatives from factions contesting
the election agreed that, when-
ever the boxes were to be
removed for the recount, all
those with a stake in the elec-
tion, along with the Ministry
of Labour, were to be present to
ensure that the boxes were
intact. That was to occur at
9.15am today.
.i. However, Mr Colebrook said
there was a breach of this agree-


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ment which he only heard about
when ZNS reported that The
Rainbow Team, under the lead-
ership of Mr Pat Bain, were
unofficial winners.
"We found out on ZNS of a
new recount," said Mr Cole-
brook, "Upon hearing this, we
went to Grove Police Station,
and that is when we found out
that the boxes were gone."
Yesterday, a ZNS reporter
confirmed that late Saturday
evening Director of Labour Mr
Harcourt Brown submitted
unofficial results from which
they made their report.
But a furious Mr Colebrook
made it clear the result will not
stand, saying: "We will stop at
nothing to secure justice for the
Bahamian workers in the hotel
industry."
And he warned Minister of
Labour Shane Gibson that
"chaos is going to erupt in this
country" if the matter was not
resolved satisfactorily.
Mr Colebrook, disputing the
new "unofficial" results, said:
"When the polls closed on Fri-
day and the ballots were count-
ed, the unofficial counts came
out, and The Justice Team had
already won 11 of the 12 seats,
as the assistant treasurer's seat
was up for protest. The people
of the union made it loud and
clear who they wanted to be
their leaders.
"On Saturday, we spoke with
Minister Shane Gibson to con-
firm the procedures, and he
assured us that before the box-
es could be moved, Mrs Albury,
along with officers and repre-
sentatives from other teams
would be there to escort them
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* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
THE Bahamas Telecommunications Com-
pany (BTC) is potentially putting profits
before lives by refusing to route calls origi-
nating on a competitor's network to the emer-
gency services, it has been alleged.
' Paul Hutton-Ashkenny, president of Indi-
GO Networks, said in a letter to the Public
Utilities Commission's (PUC) about requests
for consultation on BTC's application to fur-
ther reduce its long-distance tariffs: "It is only
a matter of time before a member of the gen-
eral public suffers serious harm as a result of
BTC's failure to accommodate emergency


service calls originating on IndiGO's net-
work."
He said it was not difficult to foresee that
BTC's omission to accommodate the routing
of emergency service calls created a significant
breach in public safety.
Barrett Russell, executive director of the
PUC, which regulates the Bahamian telecom-
munications industry, told The Tribune that
the issue of routing emergency calls was one of
several wrapped up in concerns BTC had
about interconnecting with IndiGo's network.
Interconnection is the term used to describe
how one company's phone network links with
another's, ensuring calls flow seamlessly
between the two.


However, Mr Russell said BTC was claim-
ing that interconnecting with IndiGo Net-
works system would enable illegal Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) operators to have a
"bypass" on to its system and steal Bahamas-
based customers from it, eroding its revenues,
profits and competitive position.
Referring to IndiGo Networks by the name
of its parent company, Systems Resource
Group (SRG), Mr Russell said: "BTC is'alleg-
ing the connections between BTC and SRG
are being used as a bypass for VoIP.
"That is what's going on. As a result, they're
saying the interconnections between BTC and
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SENATOR Tommy Turn-
quest has accused the PLP of
spending thousands of public
dollars on unnecessary expens-
es, partying and cronyism.
Mr Turnquest made the
statement on his official web-
site yesterday, reiterating his
support for the Bahamian
workers as the country
approaches Labour Day.
He added that the PLP gov-
ernment has allowed workers
in our country to be left
defenceless and unprotected,
particularly in the public sec-
tor,
The senator said: "There are
many Bahamians who carry
heavy burdens. Some are fac-
ing the fact that they have no
job and others are on the
verge of loosing their jobs
because of lack of vision and
focus by the government.
"Meanwhile, the PLP gov-
ernment is continuing to spend
taxpayers money to no abate;
squander millions on non-
essentials items, on providing
consultancies for their friends
and family, and on partying
for themselves and their
cronies."
Mr Turnquest said the
FNM, once re-elected, will fos-
ter a country where every
Bahamian who seeks an
opportunity to work is able to
find a job in our country,
despite status or political affil-
iation.
He claimed that during the
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served as a Minister of State.
for Labour, there were many
achievements in labour man-
agement in the Bahamas.
"Despite the many chal-
lenges that were faced by the
FNM during its administration,
the party was fair in the admin-
istration of industrial relations.
We sought to establish indus-
trial harmony in the Bahamas.
Under the FNM government
labour was heard and respect-
ed. We did not make it a prac-
tice to bash union or their lead-
ers or members in the media,"
Mr Turnquest said,
The party, he claimed,
established a relationship built
on trust, encouraging full tri-
partite participation and invit-
ing sincere co-operation from
others in the development of
the Bahamas for the better-
ment of all.


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* FLORIDA
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JUANIUSKA Saldana
thought about leaving Puerto ,.
Rico for years, but it took a ..,4
two-week government shut-., ,
down earlier this month to get. ,:
her to finally hop on a plane to':.;
the US mainland and scout out ,-
a new life, according toAssoci- '
ated Press.
Unlike previous generations. :
though, the 34-year-old corn
puter technician and single ';
mother skipped New York and ::
other northern cities. Instead, ,,
she headed straight for Florida..
"I lived in New York City six '
years as a kid. It's a busy, more ;
accelerated city, too much" she .:,
said. "I wanted to find a place '
that is safe for my son."
Saldana is not alone. In'
recent months, Florida business '
and Puerto Rican community
groups have been flooded with A
calls and visits from people ,_,
looking to escape the island's;
latest political turmoil. The, calls,
have subsided somewhatsince:
Puerto Rico's legislators and
governor reached a budget
agreement that reopened the
commonwealth's government
offices and schools.
For more than a decade,
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moved from the northern iRust
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Farmhouse

inspected

where FBI

shot rebel

* PUERTO RICO
San Juan
A US forensic scientist is
inspecting the farmhouse where
fugitive Puerto Rican indepen-
dence leader Filiberto Ojeda
Rios was killed during a
shootout last year with the FBI,
local media reported Sunday,
according to Associated Press.
Peter De Forest, a professor
at the John Jay College of
Criminal Justice in New York,
told El Nuevo Dia newspaper
he could'not say how long it
would take to examine the
remote house, which was rid-
dled with more than 100 bul-
lets.
"I have many observations
but no conclusions" after initial
inspection, said De Forest, who
was reportedly hired by the
Puerto Rico Bar Association.
"It is a very complex scene, and
the fact that they have taken so
many things from the scene
makes it more complicated."
Last September, FBI agents
raided the home of Ojeda Rios,
a leader of the People's Boricua
Army, also known as the
Macheteros or "cane cutters."
The militant group is accused
of bombings and attacks in the
1970s and 1980s aimed at gain-
ing independence for Puerto
Rico, a U.S. territory.
Witnesses and his widow
allege that the FBI shot Ojeda
Rios and let him bleed to death
at the farmhouse in the west-
ern town of Hormigueros. The
FBI has said Ojeda Rios fired
first.


Cuba's new

industry

minister is

named

11i1 CUBA,
Havia a
CUBAhon Saturday named a
new light ,industry minister in
the communist government's
second leadership shuffle this
week, according to Associated
Press.
Jose Hernandez. 55. from the
southrn pro\tnce of Cienfue-
gos. will replace Estela
Domr guez, \ ho headed the
lighi4ihndustry minister. since
Oc(te.r '"00. Cuba's official
Pre Rsa'La'lia news ser% ice
repc e'd. "'
Hernandez %was the
Carnbe'an nation's ice nunister
of edonom. and planning for
the Iist three \ears.
The ',change aims to
"strstngthen the %work of the
ministry,":said an official state-
menf ih the Communist Part\ s
daily newspaper Granma.
0) Wednesday, Cuba
announced il wtas replacing the
leader of the auditing and con-
trol niinistr. No reason kas -gi\ -
en.
The changes came amid a
masive anti-corruption cam-
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Hall blames detention escape




on 'unpatriotic' Bahamians


UNPATRIOTIC Bahami-
ans contribute to the break-
outs of illegal immigrants from
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre, it was claimed yester-
day.
Bishop Simeon Hall, in a
press release, described the sit-
uation as an "affront to our
national security".
If any Bahamians involved
themselves in this practice they
should be prosecuted for their
"treasonous acts", Bishop Hall
said.
Bahamians from every walk
of life, he said, must come to
see and believe that the sover-
eignty of the nation transcends
vested interest, influence or
money.


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* SIMEON Hall
"As poor as many Cubans
are it is difficult to find Cubans
in Cuba willing to violate their


national laws for a few filthy
dollars. Bahamians should do
the same," the Bishop said.
Reports indicate that
Demont Baker, a Jamaican,
escaped on Saturday from the
Detention Centre, followed by
two Cuban women who broke
out in the early hours of Thurs-
day.
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.
The continuous ability of
Cuban detainees to walk out
of Bahamian places of incar-


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Apostolic Nuncio,
and Ambassador
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reception to
celebrate the first
anniversary of the
election of His
Holiness Pope
S Benedict XVI


Beleaguered security spokesman

passes media inquiries onto BIS


* By MARK HUMES
After several news stories
appeared in the media high-
lighting shortcomings at
agencies under the Ministry
of National Security, perma-
nent secretary Mark Wilson
has now instituted a new pro-
cedure of referring media
questions to Bahamas Infor-
mation Services.
When contacted at his
office to answer further ques-
tions that have arisen con-
cerning the Defence Force's
King'Air 350 Turbo aircraft,
Mr Wilson, relaying informa-
tion through his secretary,
told The Tribune that "any
question can be submitted
through the director at the
Bahamas Information Ser-
vices."
Asked if this was protocol,
the spokeswoman for Mr
Wilson said that she assumed
so because she had told the
same thing to someone else.
When asked to inquire of
Mr Wilson if this was the new
protocol, she returned with
Mr Wilson's reply: "That's


not protocol now, but in regard
to that, you should go through
BIS..They in turn will submit
them to him."
She also said that Mr Wilson
was not speaking with The Tri-
bune any further and if we want
any answers we must submit
our questions through BIS.
When we contacted, Mr
Edward Ellis at BIS said he was


not fully aware of Mr Wilson's
request, but added that if Mr
Wilson wanted to have ques-
tions submitted to him through
BIS, then that was the way it
must be done.
The Tribuie forwarded a list
of five questions about the air-
craft and its operations to Mr
Ellis on Friday and is awaiting
the permanent secretary's reply.


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ceration with "brazen impuni-
ty", said Bishop Hall, is a clear
and present danger to the coun-
try's national security.
"This ongoing affront to our
national security could not exist
or continue if unpatriotic
Bahamians or powerful resi-
dents in the Bahamas were not
complicit in these breakouts,"
'Bishop Hall said.
He said that Bahamians who
conspire to participate in these


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kinds of actions should be made
to pay for their "treasorn6i st
actions". *
"The two recent break6ois
from the beleaguered, d*
Carmichael Road Detentoqiii,
Centre is a painful reminded of '
the two busloads of Cubanstthat
were taken from Her Majesty's
Prison several year ago and the
Bahamian people are still await-
ing the report," Bishop Hall
said.




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What human rights do we support?


"IF THE Human Rights Council is ever to
achieve the goals Kofi Annan envisaged for
it, all countries must take a clear stand on the
side of repressed people around the world
who live without freedom," said Ambas-
sador John Rood in a letter to the press on
Thursday. "If the United Nations is to be
relevant and effective in promoting universal
human rights, its member nations must have
the courage to promote their own values, as
reflected in the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights. I know the people of the
Bahamas hold these rights dear, just as we in
the United States do. The United States has
taken a public pledge to support only coun-
tries genuinely committed to these ideals;
we hope in the future The Bahamas will join
in this pledge and work with us to build a
world where respect for mankind's most fun-
damental rights is truly universal."
On this score it would seem that the world
can count the Bahamas out. At the moment,
we are unsure outside of commerce -
to what ideals we are committed.
"In so far as we can," Foreign Affairs
Minister Fred Mitchell told the House in
explaining the Bahamas' UN vote to elect
Cuba as one of the 47 members of the new-
ly formed UN Human Rights Council, "it is
better for us to stay out of the disagreements
of neighbours. That is not in our interest to
get involved in disputes which have nothing
to do with us."
What Mr Mitchell fails to appreciate is
that we are not talking about the Bahamas'
right to trade or have diplomatic relations
with Cuba, we are now viewing the world
from a higher plane from man's God-
given right to freedom; his right not to have
the state's cruel boot of repression on his
neck. And until Mr Mitchell can separate
the principles of human rights from com-
mercial intercourse, there never will be a
meeting of the minds.
When it comes to human rights, how can
Mr Mitchell say it "has nothing to do with
us." As long as we are a part of humanity, it
has everything to do with us.
This was not Mr Mitchell's tl-nking when
he headed the Southern African Commit-
tee to help win the release of Sri,'th Africa's
Nelson Mandela. In those days he fully
understood that mankind was diminished
by Mr Mandela's loss of freedom. He made
South Africa's repression of its native sons
very much his personal affair. He felt fully


justified in interfering in South Africa's
affairs to fight its human rights violations.
But, obviously he does not feel the same
wayabout Cuba. It would be interesting to
know why.
And in reviewing his position, we would
refer Mr Mitchell to poet John Donne's lines
that "no man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the Continent, a part
of the main...any man's death diminishes
me, because I am involved in Mankind; And
therefore never send to know for whom the
bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
The Bahamas sits too near Cuba and too
many of our young people are attending and
being brainwashed at their institutes of learn-
ing for us not to take a stand on what we
believe to be every man's inalienable rights.
Bahamians would be well advised to remain
awake and ever vigilant for fear Cuba teach-
es our government its meaning of human
rights, as promised by their ambassador. At
present we. are reading out of different rule
books.
It would seem that Mr Mitchell does not
yet pick up on the subtle nuances of diplo-
matic language. The fact that the unspoken
word is sometimes more important than the
many words spoken.
It is true that Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice has made it very clear that
the Bahamas' relationship with Cuba is a
sovereign decision that only the Bahamas
can make. But whenever we have read her
statements we get a very clear picture that
she, like Ambassador Rood and Florida
Governor Jeb Bush, believe that this country
has every right to trade with Cuba. Howev-
er, trade has nothing to do with human rights.
And to come down on the side of human
rights despite Cuba's position should in
no way diminish our sovereignty.
Governor Bush was quite blunt. Although
Mr Mitchell says that the Bahamas govern-
ment would not do anything to jeopardise its
close relationship with the United States,
Mr Bush warned government not to pre-
sume too much on that friendship.
And Mr Rood has reminded this gov-
ernment that "the United States has taken a
public pledge to support only countries gen-
uinely committed to these ideals."
Is the Bahamas genuinely committed? Its
UN vote would suggest not.
Only time will tell what the US means by
its public pledge.


Anchor projects





and land use policies


EDITOR, The Tribune.
AT THE last sitting of the
House of Assembly, the
Member of Parliament for
Cat Island, Philip "Brave"
Davis, made an application
for the appointment of a
select committee to consider
all aspects of commonage;
generation property and the
registration of title to land
throughout The Bahamas.
He spoke for quite sometime
and had to be reminded by a
clerk, on behalf of the Hon
Speaker, Oswald Ingraham,
that he was running out of
his allotted time. It appeared
to me, at least, that he may
have been preening for the
television cameras and the
attendant press personnel.
Davis is a longtime
acquaintance of mine and
my late father, who was a lit-
eral surrogate father to him,
especially when he was still a
mere articled clerk at the
law chambers of the illustri-
ous Charles Barnwell, a for-
mer Stipendiary and Circuit
Magistrate.
Since his elevation to high
office, he has gone on to
even greater things, both
politically and, apparently,
financially.
As a trained attorney, I
fully agree with Davis that
the time for addressing the
vexing land problems which
confront countless Bahami-
ans is now. One must, how-
ever, question the timing of
the PLP administration in
seeking this select commit-
tee. It is no accident or sud-
den burst of illumination
which caused Davis to move
for his committee.
Davis is a descendent of
Cat Island and as a lawyer
of considerable standing he
could have and should have
done something concrete by
now, four years into the first
and last term of the Christie
administration, to alleviate
the tremendous social and
financial burdens which
weigh down many of our,
people. In fact, this is his
second time around as a
Member of Parliament.
Apart from appearing to
represent many of the for-
eign investors, especially at
the public execution of the
ballyhooed 'Heads of Agree-
ment', Davis has remained
under the political radar. His
leader, for whatever reasons,
has not seen fit to elevate
him to cabinet status, as Sir
Lynden also failed to do.
Why is this? Is it to allow
him room to engage in the
private practice of the law,


while serving at National
Insurance Board?
Four years ago, Davis
faithfully promised me that
he would move a Private
Members Bill, on my behalf
to amend the Legal Profes-
sions Act, 1992. All that is
needed is a three line addi-
tion. Christie promised me
the same thing when he was
still in opposition. Before
the return of my beloved
leader to high office and
while I still believed that the
"new" PLP were, in fact,
"new", Davis and Christie
were "my boys".
The minute I was bold
enough, however, to tell the
PLP that it appeared to be
on the wrong track, they,
along with most other high
ranking PLP's started to
refuse my telephone calls or
would give me appointments
which they had no intention
of keeping. Immediately
after he had made his
remarks about how Bahami-
ans were being shut out from
acquiring affordable land
(thanks to the cockeyed
"anchor projects"), I accost-
ed him.
I congratulated him on his
succinct and timely remarks.
I also asked him when he
was going to move the
promised Bill on my behalf.
He started to stutter and act
as if he did not know what I
was talking about. His atti-
tude has vividly demonstrat-
ed to me, again, that I will
never be reinstated to the
Bar, so long as this crew is in
power.
They ain't checking for
Ortland H Bodie Jr, despite
the fact that Davis used to
practically live in my family
home off Wulff Road. Why
am I not surprised? Because
this "new" PLP does not
believe in so-called "second
chances" unless you belong
or act as if you belong to
their political tribe. This is
quite fine with me and I wish
Davis and his hapless leader
well over the next few
months which they have
remaining in this their first
and last term.
I will await, patiently, the
mandatory return to the
office of Prime Minister by
the Rt Hon Hubert Alexan-
der Ingraham, MP, PC for
my professional change to
come.
Davis, et al, sat right down


while Christie practicallY!
gave away tens of thousands.
of acres of prime Crown'
Lands to foreign investors,
to develop his fabled anchor
projects. Mind you, an acre
went for less than a thou-.
sand dollars in one instance,:
An acre of land can be sub-
divided into a minimum of.,
four large sized residential
lots to sell to Bahamians, .,,
What happens instead?
The foreign investor subdi--
vides that same acre into
half acre lots which are then
sold to his fellow foreigners
for a half million dollars or
more. Yet, Davis expressed
alarm over the rapid devel-
opment of the Family
Islands by his,"clueless"'
Prime Minister.
Yes, these would appear
to be the best of times for
some, especially .those
lawyers and consultants who
are connected to this one
term administration. In fact,
a full blown casino has been
approved for Cat Island. Is it
now possible that a foreign
investor may well start
prospecting for gold in the
hills at Rum Cay and San
Salvador, all under the aus-
pices of Christie, Davis &
Company?
The advent of a casino,
however, in Cat Island, the
island where my mother was
born, will decimate the qual-
ity of life for residents and
will spawn the creation of a'
hydra that will introduce all
sorts of deviant and-anti,
social behaviour to thit
Island.
By that time, Davis, would
have either been replaced as
MP or his defunct party
would have been voted otit
of office. Hopefully, the goli
would have been mined and
the criminal elements would
not have infiltrated Cat
Island.
By the way, what is th'
position of the so-calle4.
Bahamas Christian Council
on this casino at Cat Island?
It had plenty to say about
one homosexually-themed4
movie and they are still
attempting to tell grown
Bahamians what numbers
not to buy in the three or:
four balls. This week I like'
2554 and 345 in those balls;
To Yahweh, then, in all:
these things, regardless :
the political repercussion1
be the glory.

ORTLAND H
BODIE JR


Nassau,
May 20, 2006.


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Three held
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were arrested this week when
poice.disjcovered a firearm and
amrnunitioin at an apartment on
R 1fif 1aDrive.
'Kc cording to police reports,
a9.i b if4ispm on Wednesday,
a Y76i~i'fdete6tives with the
D'ii :'Endfbricement Unit
seAVid'idtan apartment at Rum
Ca~'Vill'as where they discov-
er6atlt6dded black P220 Sig
SleS(a454Spistol; with ,a maga-
zineid.nritai'ning seven live
rounds of :45. ammunition.
'.nspector.Loretta Mackey
saidtheyy also found 27 rounds
of) ,4, ajnmunitign and a Hal-
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conditions at liftoff, according to
Ab,''u;t.Il Press. .
'L he'-At anI I5 ifoket cruised
through cloud\ skics uriderthe
pgu er of its ::ryogenic main
JArgine and-two boosters. It
blasted off from the Kourou
IniNchi center, about 40 miles
frpim,French Guiana's capital
qf,Cayenne, at about 6.10pm.
Reaching an altitude of about
&.i miles, the rocket released
4exi.co's.Satmex 6 satellite
about 27 minutes after takeoff.
F release of the Thaicom 6
Itelhfe. for a Thai private
t e lecommun iti :.-,t-ca s co pe. :,tor[
tllIo\efd hie minutes Ijc--
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The blastoff was originally
scheduled for Friday but was
jt6poned because of equip-
Art alerts.
"The Ariane's payload of
reglily 8:3 tons was its heaviest
01tsaid 'Jean-Yves Le Gall,
ih'ief evecutm e officer of the
d6timrercial launch services
jmpani '. '


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* FNM leader Hubert Ingraham


SUPPORTERS
and friends of FNM
leader Hubert
Ingraham held a
testimonial banquet
under the theme
"Life... What's it all
about?" for the
former prime
minister and his wife
Delores.
The event was held
at the Great Abaco
Beach Resort to show
appreciation for the
Ingrahams' "love and
dedication to the
people of Abaco and
the Bahama Islands."
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* NICHOLAS Jacques: "I'm sick
and tired of the situation, and not
just about the Haitians."


* ALTHEA Gibson: "It's our fault
as Bahamians."


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* KEITH Phillippe: "The govern-
ment needs to set up a system to
control the immigrants here."


* ANDREW Dean: "Immigrants
are necessary, some jobs Bahamians
won't do."


* CRYSANTHA Strachan: "I don't
mind the fact that immigrants are
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Bahamians speak out




on 'illegal immigrants'


With the recent break-outs at
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre, the issue of illegal immi-
grants has become a matter of
attention in the Bahamas. The
Tribune scoured the streets yes-
terday to ask Bahamians 'how
they felt about illegal immi-
grants residing in the Bahamas'.
Most Bahamians polled did
not support the issue of illegal
immigrants residing in the
Bahamas but were in agreement
with the idea of giving work
permits to those immigrants
that qualify.
However some of those
interviewed were strongly
against illegal immigrants liv-
ing in the country and expressed
the importance of 'the matter


being looked at seriously by the
government'.
One interviewee said: "There
is no proper security in place.
The Bahamas is a small country.
The government needs to stop
them from coming."
Another said: "They need to
reinforce the security at the cen-
tre. The immigrants are in our
systems and intend to stay."


Taxi-driver Nicholas Jacques
said: "I ami.sick and tired of the
situation. I don't mean only the
Haitians and Jamaicans, we
have other races here illegally,
too."
"It's our fault as Bahamians,"
said Althea Gibson, "We don't
strongly address the issue."
Chrysantha Strachan stated:
"I don't mind the fact the immi-


grants are here trying to make a
living for themselves. We
should give work permits to
those who qualify."
"The government needs.to
set up a system to control the
immigrants here," said Keith
Philippe, "The raidsthey do are
too extreme. There is a right
way and a wrong way to do
everything."
Andrew Dean said: "It is. get-
ting out of control, but the
immigrants are necessary."
Not everyone polled was
against illegal immigrants resid-
ing in the Bahamas. One
Bahamian said: "They con-
tribute to our society in many
ways. If we send them away, we
may lose the balance in'the
country."


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CHEVRON Bahamas Lim- The winner of the competi-
ited announced winners of its tion will serve as the 2006-2007
annual National Safety Speech Texaco Youth Safety
Competition at the weekend. spokesperson and will play a
The programme, which aims key role in taking the road safe-
to foster a new and more ty message throughout The
responsible culture of driving Bahamas via the media and
in the Bahjmasn, had 23 of the public appearances.
best young orators from private "No other programme brings
and public high schools in New such an esteemed cadre of
Providence, Grand Bahama, youth speakers, as participants
Abaco, Eleuthera, Andros and in this contest have already dis-
Cat Island gathered at the tinguished themselves by
British Colonial Hilton on Fri- advancing to the finals of the
day evening to speak on the other annual speech or debate
topic, "Road Safety Required competitions held throughout
To Safeguard Our Future." The Bahamas. This contest pro-
At the end of the semi-finals vides the opportunity for the
competition, the nine finalists young people to do research on
were Nikia Bain, Philicia Arm- road safety, and in the process
brister, Krystnell Storr, Elaine increase their awareness about
Styles, Reon Curry, Shireen the rules of the road," said
Hanna and Devine White of DTM Antionette Fox, division.
New Providence and Samuel governor, of the Bahamas Divi-
Brown and Anastarcia Huyler, sion One of Toastmasters.
both of Freeport, Grand The top. three winners will
Bahama. receive $5,000, $3,000 and


$1,500 scholarships, respective-
ly, to the college of their choice.
The College of The Bahamas
will match the scholarship
amounts for those students who
elect to study at the college.
Each of the nine finalists will
receive Toshiba laptop com-
puters and all speech competi-
tion participants will receive
certificates of participation and
trophies.
Brand marketing specialist at
Chevron Bahamas Limited,
Rhonda Lightbourne, said:


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"These are our future drivers
and it is important to focus on
them with the objective of
affecting and influencing their
behaviour before they establish
hard and fast habits. The long-
term goal of the Texaco Natioh-
al Safety Speech Competition
is to work along with our part-
ners to develop a new safety
culture and generation of dri-
vers," said Ms Lightbourne.
Shantarra Davis, Chauncy
Adderley, Corain Smith and
Barry Griffin II are all former
'Texaco National Safety Speech
Competition winners and have,
at the forefront of the national
effort, made stride; continue
educating the public, and par-
ticularly young people, a'out
road safety since 2002.
Texaco's first Youth S::- i-
spokesperson, Shantarra Dav;s,
was a student of Temple Chris-
tian High Schoolx hen she 'o6r,
the competition back in 2002:
Toda\. she is a 20-\ear-old
student slud\ n1 corporate ajd
international la\\ at the LUi-
versity ot Leeds in England. "It
is always a benefit to the public
at large when rth primate sec-
tor and the yoLciinment cL,.i
come togetliri toi naked aii
attempt to alleviate a social ill
within society. I fecl thit tar-
geting young people is an c \ce
lent way to get the messagL
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Dominicans
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* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Santo Domingo
AT least 270 people were
stranded at the Dominican
Republic's main airport after
being swindled out of roughly
US$1.28 million on false
promises of employment in
Spain, police said Saturday,
according to Associated Pt ess.
The stranded travelers told
authorities they were given pho-
ny visas after paying thousands
of dollars each to work for
Spanish companies in Madrid.
Authorities believe the travelers
did not intend to travel illegally,
he said.
A man claiming to be a Span-
ish Embassy official took the
group's money and passports at
the airport Friday, left the wait-
ing area and never returned,
National Police Chief Gen.
Bernaido Santana Paez said.
Police detained three people
for questioning and are search-
ing for the man, who they
believe was operating as part of
a human smuggling operation.
Santana said.

Gunmen
kill police

officer in
Jamaica
JAMAICA
Kingston
A POLICE officer was killed
by gunmen who sprayed his car
with bullets in an impoverished
area west of the Jamaicancapi-
tal of Kingston, authorities said
Saturday, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Police Sgt. Desmond Carter
was driving an unmarked police
car late Friday in Spanish town,
a wood-and-tin shantytown
known for gang activity, when a
,group of gunmen opened fire,
police Sgt. Dahlia Garrick said.
Carter, who was a veteran
member of the narcotics divi-
sion, got out of the car and was
, shot by gunmen hiding in bush-
,es, Garrick said. He died imme-
Sdiately.
Carter was the second police
,officer to have been killed in
"Jamaica this month.


AMAZON.com bestselling
author Donna Fareed
Warfield will visit the
Bahamas at the end of the
month as part of a tour to pro-
mote her new book Whatever
Floats Your Boat, which hit
number one on the Amazon
Spirituality and Religion Best-
seller list.
Her visit also represents an
initiative by Wayne Johnson,
founder and CEO of Execu-
tive Marketing Group Inter-
national, to promote and
encourage young, Bahamian
writers to become published.
Mr Johnson, in conjunction
with the Commonwealth
Writers Association headed


by Ms Vera Chase, is deter-
mined to expose Bahamian
writers to publishers such as
Amazon and to explore inter-
net publishing marketing pos-
sibilities.
Mrs Fareed Warfield will be
at the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel on Wednesday, May 31,
from 2pm to 4pm to talk
about her work and encour-
age Bahamian writers and the
public to become involved in
the industry.
An inspirational speaker,
she has a passion for awaken-
ing the spiritual essence in
everyone.
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CONGRA TULATIONS
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MISS

KEVVAL A.

HANNA


daughter of Kevin and Lavern Hanna
graduated on May 14, 2006 from
American University, School of
International Service, Washington
D.C. with a Masters of Arts Degree
in International Affairs.

She obtained a B.A Degree in Economics & Management and International
Relations, from Beloit College, Beloit Wisconsin in May 2003.

Her Masters thesis was entitled, "Factors contributing to sustainable
Economic Development in the Caribbean".

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Canada and CARICOM


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* By Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business exec-
utive and former Caribbean
diplomat who publishes widely
on Small States in the global
community).

A MOST remarkable
conference on
strengthening Canada's rela-
tionship with the Caribbean
took place on May 23rd. It was
remarkable for several reasons
not least because it was initiated
not by the Caribbean but by an
influential group of Canadians
chaired by former Prime Minis-
ter Joe Clark.
The group of current and for-
mer high level Canadian offi-
cials invited several represen-
tatives of Caribbean govern-
.ments, agencies and the private
sector to join them in examining


the Caribbean-Canada rela-
tionship. I was privileged to be
amongst the Caribbean persons
at the meeting which included
Barbados Foreign Minister
Dame Billie Miller and Ambas-
sador Richard Bemal, the Head
of the Caribbean Regional
Negotiating Machinery.
As Joe Clark put it, "There
was once a natural almost
reflective relationship of sup-
port between Canada and the
Caribbean. It has weakened.
Something has gone wrong and
needs to be put right".
No one disputed that obser-
vation, and all were conscious
that there has not been a full
fledged meeting between the
Prime Minister of Canada and
Caribbean Heads of Govern-
ment since 2001.
These Heads of Government
meeting have been important
in themselves dating back to the


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THE IDEAL CANDIDATES MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING;
* Two years or more restaurant management experience
* A strong background in a quick food service restaurant
environment
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* Computer skills including Excel and Microsoft Word
* Strong ability to communicate with customers, staff and others
* A secondary education degree required
Compensation is based upon experience & sills
Bonus is base upon performance
NO TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS ACCEPTED


time of Pierre Trudeau in Cana-
da and Errol Barrow, Michael
Manley and Eric Williams. The
personal relationship developed
by the Heads of Government
made support for each other's
countries easier in hemispheric
and international fora.
Drawing on their common
experience as part of the former
British Empire and a host of
common traditions and values,
Canadian and Caribbean gov-
ernment representatives found
themselves to be natural allies.
This redounded to their
mutual benefit. It has been very
seldom that Canada's positions
or its candidates for posts in the
international system have not

It is clearly in
the interest of
both Canada and
CARICOM coun-
tries to revitalize
and reinvigorate
their relationship
in their mutual
interest.


found immediate backing from
the Caribbean.
And, Canada has strongly
supported Caribbean's aspira-
tions in the international com-
munity. This is exemplified by
the fact that Canada represents
the Caribbean on the Boards of
the IMF and World Bank and
has advanced Caribbean causes
when the necessity has arisen.

Canada has also argued
Caribbean positions in
multilateral organizations, such
as the Organisation for Eco-
nomic Cooperation and Devel-
opment (OECD) where the
Caribbean has no voice. It cer-
tainly did so over the OECD's
"Harmful Tax Competition Ini-
tiative" to inveigh a more rea-


ii ht


WORLD VIEW- -_,
W \a/ la B IL/ 1E~iiT'B


* SIR Ronald Sanders


sonable approach than the
black listing of countries.
The Caribbean is also a sig-
nificant area of investment for
Canadian companies, particu-
larly in financial services. As
was pointed out at the May 23rd
meeting, the Bank of Nova Sco-
tia was established in Jamaica
before it was set up in Toronto.
Canadian investment in the
Caribbean earns the Canadian
economy a great deal of rev-
enue, provides thousands of
jobs for Canadians. and facili-
tates Canadian business in ofh-
er parts of the world.
The Caribbean also provides
good quality immigrants to
Canada whose low birth rate
and older population requires
people in the job market to con-
tribute to the social security
scheme. Many of the immi-
grants to Canada from
Caribbean Community (CARI-
COM) countries are persons
with a high-letel of education
anrd training.
It is clearly in the interest ot
both Canada and CARICOM


countries to revitalize and rein-
vigorate their relationship in
their mutual interest.
So what can be done? The
meeting came up with a number
of ideas, among which is a new
trade and investment agreement
between Canada and the
Caribbean that could serve as
a model for relations between a
big country and a group of
smaller ones.
CARIBCAN, the existing
trade agreement between Cana-
da and the Caribbean, was
essentially a Canadian offer to
the Caribbean to allow duty -
free' entry of'eertain goods to
the Canadian market, but it
excluded products of \ ilil inter-
.est.to, the Caribbean. A net%
trade arrangement .should
include ser ices as well as a
\wider range of goods. but it
should also encompass and
encourage pri ate investment.
debt relief as longn as the pro-
ceeds of such relief is tied to
infrastructural development.
Attention w\as also paid.to the
importance ol developing the
human resources of the
Caribbean to satisfy the
employ ment needs of
economies which are adjusting
to a competitive world eco-
nomic order. At the same time,
it was recognized that skilled
labour is highly mobile and that
Canada and other OECD coun-
tries are the beneficiaries of the
brain drain from the
Caribbean. Nonetheless, Cana-
da could help the Caribbean to
overhaul and modernise its for-
mal education system to make
:schooling more attracrime and.
to stem the tide of under
achievement particularly by
boys.


O n the Caribbean Sin-
gle Market and Econ-i
omy (CSME) which CARICOM
countries are seeking to estab-
lish both to deepen their internmi
markets and strengthen their
external negotiating capacity, was felt that Canada could help
CARICOM countries to develq
a Regional Health Insurange
Scheme. Such a scheme would
facilitate the movement of peo-
pie between CARICOM States
without placing a burden on
national health services a
source of resentment by local
communities of immigrants frofit
neighboring States.
And, at the bottom line, the
meeting held the strong view
that it was essential to establish
a structured relationship
between Canada and the
Caribbean and not to rely only
on the sentiment of the histori-
cal relationship.
The recent neglect of the rela-
tionship has shown that the
attention of governments is dis-
tracted by both domestic and
international events that require
urgent attention. But, if a struc-
ture is in place with a set time
table and a programme of work,
neglect is less likely.
What will come of the meet-
ing in Canada itself and in
Canadian government circles is
left to be seen. But, it is
extremely encouraging that an
influential group of high level
; Canadians recognize the mutu-
ally beneficial economic and
political relationship between
Canada and the Caribbean arid
is eager to keep it alive. I
Should this happen, it woutd
be good not only for Canada
and the Caribbean but also for
what they could do together i
the Commonwealth, the Organ-
isation of American States an i
the World Trade Organisatioh
to promote world stability basedfl
on practical and helpful trade.
in\eslnment and cooperation.
agreements.
Responses to: ronald-
sanders29@hotmail.com


Public Utilities Commission








STATEMENT OF RESULTS
PUBLIC CONSULTATION
On
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company's (BTC's) Application
to Reduce International Long Distance Rates/Prices




The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has concluded its public consulta-
tion of The Bahamas Telecommunications Company's (BTC's) application
(of January 20, 2005) to reduce International Long Distance (ILD)
rates/prices. The Statement of Results as captioned summarizes, and
responds to, the substantive issues raised by respondents to the Public
Consultation Document on BTC's application to decrease ILD
rates/prices.


The PUC is required to exercise its powers and functions in a manner that
is transparent, objective, non-discriminatory and consistent with the
objectives of the Telecommunications Act, 1999, particularly Section 6(5).


The PUC has authorized BTC to reduce ILD rates/prices by between
7.8% and 51.43%. These reductions in ILD rates/prices will bring benefits
to residential and business customers, especially those in the hospitality
industry and financial services. In light of this decision, the PUC will
amend Table 1 of Schedule 1 contained in BTC's Interim Licence as
amended April 26, 2005. All other conditions in and amendments to
BTC's Interim Licence remain in full force and effect.


Copies of the Statement of Results on the Public Consultation Document
may be obtained from the PUC's office, Fourth Terrace, East, Nassau or


by downloading


the documents from the


PUC's website


(www.pucbahamas.gov.bs).


Barrett A. Russell
Executive Director


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Atlantis Grand Ballroom.
Hundreds of employees
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Quartz Period (from Decem-
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address, Kerzner Interna-
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aging director George
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always a little bit saddening
when we say, 'and the winner
is'...but the reality is that all
of these individuals whom
we recognized today on the
sage are winners."
He added: "In the end all


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B KERZNER International's leader winner for the Quartz Period, Barry 0 KERZNER International's chief operating officer, Nan Palmer, at left,
Rolle, financial controller of Kerzner International's Joint Venture Partnership, along with Kerzner International's president and managing director George
at centre, is pictured with Kerzner International's chief operating officer Nan Markantonis, at right, is pictured with Kerzner International's manager for the
Pahner, at left, along with Kerzner's president and managing director George Quartz Period Valderine Knowles of the One and Only Ocean Club account-
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total of 126 line employees.
Valderine Knowles of the
One and Only Ocean Club
accounting department was
declared the manager of the
Quartz Period. Knowles was
selected from among ten of
her peers within the manager
category.
Knowles, a 20-year
employee with Kerzner
International, was surprised
over news of her big win. "It
was unbelievable just to be
nominated and then win. It is
indescribable it's a bless-
ing...It makes me feel like a
million dollars," she said.
Barry Rollp, financial con-
troller of Kerzner Interna-
tional's Joint Venture Part-
nership, was selected from
among five of his peers as
the leader of the Quartz
Period.
"I think it is great that the
company and the department
recognized me...I think it
came with great effort and
great sacrifice and support
by a great group of people
in the finance department.
Had it not been for the sup-
port of the persons and man-
agement in finance, I would
not have been here today,"
said Rolle.
In keeping with its theme,
'Celebrating our Atlantis
Hollywood Stars', the awards
featured exciting entertain-
ment. Employees dressed as
reporters and members of
the paparazzi added a unique


twist to the. event as they
pressed senior executives for
autographs and asked them
which designer line they
were wearing.
There was also a perfor-
mance by the Atlantis Dance
Troupe, and special music by
DJ Pat, Count Bernadino
and Tabitha. For the grand
finale employees were
moved by a special presen-
tation by Devendo Fowler,
guest service agent 'in
Atlantis' Transit Loun'g6
along with the Hands of
Praise Hearing Impairied
Choir followed by Stacy
Campbell, communications
manager in Kerzner's public
relations department, who
was joined by Shaback.
Camille Fields, Kerzier.
International's employee
programmes manager, waS
very pleased with the awards
ceremony and thanked all of
the departments that assisted
in making the event such a
great success. "All of.our
employees honoured today
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way to celebrate their]
achievements Hollywodod
style."
Stephen Sawyer, senior
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manager of Kerzner Inter-
national's Coral and Beach:
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president of Hotel Opera-
tions for the Royal Towers,
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SArticle and photographs hoppd ndfl .... -ho CARPET NITURE MARBLE TILE CARE
by LIONEL LEVINE the st ll CARPET, FURNITURE, MARBLE & TILE CARE
birds Icli thl- rill i w .prLSuiTm hl T i- I i R . :. i 11i i Nr C.r r N CLEtLNIN TL I F i F
M OST Bahamian birders ablk u tull\ 1 ..u I n tic Ill ... '... ...L LC.
regard May as the beginning of ifnig'9-"A l
the slow quiet summer months AL it-1 timiL'e ,I li th i dcp.iLul..: I k ,..arpem Ldri,,, sl,:.. J lal:0,Cl,: r, &


dunil the migrating birds return in
(liobcer
ST1'he spring migrants have most-
ly left in April for their northerly
h,. iire. and summer territories.
which sometimes involve them in
as tnishingly long migration jour-
neys to northern Canada and the
Ar,-ii
..I l.alc. mniy migrants stay here
wlI into May and, to compensate
fbr'their loss, several other species
o birds, particularly the terns,
arrive to begin their nesting here
Sfhe difficulty is that the aver-
agebirder.does not bother to seek
dou the migrants and the arriving
terns cannot readily be seen, since.
the majority nest on remote cays
well away from human habitation.
Earlier this month. 1 had an
opportunity to see at close quar-
ters late migrating American Red-
starts (Setophaga ruticilla). The
Redstart is a common wood war-
bler whose wintering territory is
widespread in the Bahamas, the
Caribbean, Cuba and Central and
South America.
Its summer areas are equally
widespread extending from Flori-
da far to the North. The bird has
been well-researched and inves-
tigators have determined that
some of this species, of which first
year males form a high percent-
age, can migrate late in May and
may not reach their summering
territories far to the north until
June or even July.
I have just had an opportunity
fortuitously to satisfy myself that
these observations appear to be
correct. I was on a cruise ship
approaching Nassau from Central
America and due to arrive in Nas-
sau early on Tuesday morning,
May 13. On the early morning of
May 12 six American Redstarts
resting from their northerly noc-
turnal migration flight, rested to
spend the day on the decks of the
,.lp. which was then heading
north in the Florida Straits, run-
iing parallel with the Florida Keys
in international waters betlwcn
Key West and Cuba.
*During that day the birds


we \\ere he dmLn cjst in the North
West Channel \%ell inside Ba.ihrni-
an :a.te lr Their in-icr[ll. n h-,
ship hjid it Ln theni t to he
Bahjami.
It 'Aa inipoi''- ble Io tiure
whehrr [he hirds h.ad -started their
migrjti:n in (Ccnrar.il Sioulh
Americ .:,r Cub.i or the
Caribblcan but h, the time the
bird' lell ti he i h p ihe\ .e re
Bah.aumn birds- Did lhe\ kno'\
how Lt oadluu their fliel.t accord-
ingl to1 reach their intended des-
tinaton Once v. Oiid lo\i t kn>~'
whether ith\ .erc ;ippfcriclat\i
or not in hating .Iaed themcheR
flying distance of suome 21.1.I miles
The .Am-ricn Redstajr kemale
adult is greenisi -gie \vcith ioii
strong bhliches. ot \cllo in the
outside tail feathers and in the
wing feathers. The juvenile is sim-
ilar to the female but the yellow in
the wing is less pronounced. The
mature male is strikingly differ-
ent since the upper side of the
bird is a uniform black while the
areas that become yellow in the
adult female become bright
orange in the adult male.
The birds of this species flit
between the trunks, branches and
twigs of trees constantly gleaning
for its meal of insects and then
appear to drop down out of sight.
They are also seed-eaters. Its dis-
tinctive plumage permits either
sex to be immediately identified
but photographing its erratic
movements in the bush is a night-
mare. Another identifying feature
of the species is that the bird tends
to hunch down and both fan and
cock its tail so the yellow or
orange in the tail is well displayed.
Whether the birds ate or drank
during the day is unclear. They
ignored water put out for them
but there was some collected rain-
water they may have drunk. It is
possible in the course of their fly-
ing around they came across
insects but not surprisingly they
appeared not to notice some seeds
from a kiwi fruit I put down for
them.i
Notwithstanding their ability
on the ship to hide in lifeboats


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and other crannies once it was
apparent that the birds had no
intention of continuing their
migration during the daylight
hours it became possible to
observe and photograph the birds
more conveniently than on land. It
was found that all six birds were
juveniles approaching the end of
their first year and five were males
in varying degrees attaining their
adult male plumage.
That gave a uniqv'e opportuni-
ty that would not ha\ e been pos-
sible on lano without mist-netting
the birds to examine the stages
by which these birds were chang-
ing to.adult male plumage. Three
of the birds had attained darker
plumage only in the tail and had
black spots and splotches appear-
ing on the head and face. (As
shown in photograph).
On a fourth bird the black
plumage had spread to the back.
On the fifth young male the bird
had almost achieved adult male
plumage but the yellow in the
feathers had yet to attain its full
orange colour.
Friends in New Providence,
when birding that weekend, had
also found that American Red-
starts were still in evidence. But
-. 1 o ,.t i had the opportunity
.c Limin. these birds, which had
become tamed for one day.


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sons should discharge
towards the elderly and
young with whom they have
relations and will secondly
seek to enable The Bahamas
to fulfil certain obligations


THE proposed Child Care
Protection Act will challenge
some of the age-old cultural
practices and beliefs about
effective child-rearing, it
emerged over the weekend.
It will offer more rehabili-
tative and family services to


assumed under the Conven-
tion of the Rights of the
Child," Mrs Griffin said.
Minister Griffin said the
draft legislation covers a
wide range of matters includ-
ing the rights of the child,
custody, maintenance rights
and duties of members of the
family as between them-
selves, care and protection
of children, the establish-
nient of a national commit-
tee for families and children,
juvenile courts, places of
detention and children
detained or brought before
a court.

Provisions
She said that while the
proposed legislation will
include several of the provi-
sions currently included in
various Acts intended to
form part of the new legisla-
tion, it also contains "some
new and innovative provi-
sions."
"These include, but are
not limited to, raising the age
of criminal responsibility
from seven years to ten
years; supervision orders for
uncontrollable children in
the first instance rather than
committal to a detention
centre; raising the upward
age for juvenile centre
detainees from 16 to 18, in
addition to provisions for a
minors' advocate who will be
responsible for representing
children without legal repre-
sentation (and) who are par-
ties in court proceedings such
as those before the juvenile
court," Minister Griffin said.
"It is the intent of the gov-
ernment to undertake wide
public consultation on this
proposed piece of legislation'


"It is the intent of
the government
to undertake
wide public
consultation on
this proposed
piece of legislation
which I feel
will have some
far-reaching,
positive
consequences for
children, families
and a number of
agencies that
provide services
to them."

Social Services
and Community
Development
Minister
Melanie Griffin

which I feel will have some
far-reaching, positive conse-
quences for children, fami-
lies and a number of agen-
cies that provide services to
them," Mrs Griffin added.
The minister and a team
of technical experts from the
Ministry of Social Services
and 'Community Develop-
ment and the Office of the
Attorney General will travel
to Abaco today to host a
town meeting that will
address various aspects of
the proposed legislation.
They will travel to Grand
Bahama two days later
(Wednesday, May 31) for
town meetings at Mary Star
of the Sea (Freeport; Grand
Bahama) and the Bartlett
Hill Primary School in Eight
Mile Rock. Grand Bahama.
The meetings are scheduled
to start at 7pm.
Ministry and government
officials anticipate wrapping
up the public consultative
process by the end of June.
201.16.
"These consultations will


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repeal of a number of exisA-
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among them the Childr'e'
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Chapter 9": the Maintenance
of Emigrants Act, Chapt'eP
12.; the Guardianship ahi
Custody of Infants Act,
Chapter 132: the Affiliation
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Department of Social Services


THE proposed Family and
Child Protection Act will
provide the Department of
Social Services with statutory
powers to safeguard and pro-
mote the welfare of children
and to mediate in circum-
stances where children's
rights..are being infringed
upd;.attorney Kayla Greene
told a town meeting.
"This is a critical responsi-
bility that is being placed on
the Department of Social
Services (but) it's a duty that
they have already assumed,"
Ms Greene said.

Sections

Examining sections of the
proposed legislation that
relate specifically to the
rights of the child,'custody.
and maintenance.". Ms
Greene, an attorney in the
Attorney General's office.
said that Section 37 of the
Adt makes provisions for the
Department of Social Ser-
vices to institute proceedings,
for maintenance against any
person! who has responsibili-
ty for maintaining the child
in the care of the Depart-
ment.
-''So if we have a child in
the children's home and they
have a father or mother who
has responsibility for their
maintenance, the Depart-
ment of Social Ser~ices can
institute proceedings to
enforce the maintenance
order against that particular
parent and this also relates
to institutionissuch as Sandi-
lands Rehabilitation Centre,"
Ms Greene said.
'Section 22 of the Act gives
tie court jurisdiction in all,
matters relating to custody
tQ.make an order for a parent
nft.having custody of a child
tgmake payment towards the
child maintenance.
S"So even if a mother does-
nt have custody or the t-jher
49esn't have custody the


court has jurisdiction to order
either one of them to make
payments towards the main-
tenance of the child."
Ms Greene said that
among other key matters
addressed in the proposed
legislation is the provision
under Section 42 of the pro-
posed Act which provides for
a single woman to bring an
application for maintenance
within five years of the birth
of her child, an increase
of two years over the previ-
ous time-frame of three
years.
She said that the five-year
time-frame extends to six
years in circumstances where
the father is out of the juris-
diction.
Ms Greene said another.
key component of the pro-
posed legislation is Section
43 which provides magis-
trates with the powers to pro-
hibit a person from leaving
the jurisdiction if adequate
provisions have not been
made for maintenance of the
child;
Section 43 of the proposed
legislation is reinforced by
Section 51, which.requires
that a person ordered to
make maintenance payments
by the court, give notice of
-any change in address. Fail-
ure to do so will constitute,
an offence subject to a fine,
not exccdinii $T.000.
SI he Act L .i outli nes
some.of the factors,a magis-.
trate may.consider in mak-
ing an order for maintenance
and thclc incliid the ilcincome
earning capacity, financial
needs and the standard of liv-
ing of the respondent, the age
of the dependant and the
respondent, the physical or
mental disability of the
dependant or respondant
and, of course, the contribu-
tion by either party," Ms
Greene said.
"And of course the Act, as
is the case now., nakes provi-.
sions for the committal of


non-payment," Ms Greene
added.
She said that "even in cir-
cumstances where a person
has been committed for non-
payment of maintenance,
their committal will not dis-
charge them from their oblig-
ations.
"So they will serve their
time, but the order will still
be in place in relation to
maintenance," Ms Greene
added.
Attorney Greene said that,
under Section 61 of the pro-
posed Act, those who receive
maintrati, c: Ipayments, but
nii'..ppl. those funds, result-
ing in neglect o6 a child, will
be guilty of aii offence pun-
ishable by a $5,000 fine and
twio \eais imprisonment
upon conviction,

Dynamic

Ms Greene said the laws of
any society must be dynamic
and "continuously evolving"
to respond to the various
issues and challenges facing
that society, be it social or
otherwise. She said it is pre-
cisely the social issues that
this particular: bill seeks to
address in addition to meet-
ing' the*.>iL !i'I 's .:commll-
ment to certain international
plincipiq hj i1ig riaiificLd (ii'
United Nations Con\ention
on.the Ridhti of the Child.
"This Bill seeks to address
issues of.cliildren's rights,
maintenance, cut[od\ and the
various ,toci.il issues' while
simultanci'isply helping The
Bahamas to miet its iter i ,a-
tibnal commitment under the
Convenriton of the Rights of
the Child," Ms Greene said.
S' "The public discussions are
dIsigihid to hear the views of
the cizns ot.Tf The .Bahamas
and so to see, based on their
response, whether there
would be a need to revisit
an ey,,Q he ..royisi.. s." M .
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a place where they would .
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"The message is clear. We back to the minister, who "and the people of the union ""
cannot allow these things to ordered Brown to ensure that made it known loud and clear ." ..
ont iue in this country. This they got a copy of the register, who they wanted to be their
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Bahamas National Trust host-
ed various schools during May
giving several educational pre-
sentations on birds of the
Bahamas.
The school presentations
were part of the Caribbean
Endemic Bird Festival which i
co-ordinated by the Society.for
the Coniiervatlion and Study of
Caribbean Birds (SCSCB).
The BNT's presentation
introduced students to the
Bahamas endemic birds: the
Bahama Woodstar. Bahama
Yello~throat and Bahama


Swallow, emphasising that these
are special bird species exclu-
sive to the Bahamas.
Participants were also famil-
iarised with the importance of
birds to our environment as
indicators of environmental
health, forest replenishers (seed
distributors), insect and rat
eradicators, pollinators as well
as providing beauty to our sur-
roundings.
"This regional festival is a
wonderful opportunity to
acquaint our young people with
our unique birds and their val-


ue to Bahamian biodiversity,"
said Lynn Gape, BNT director
of education and communica-
tions.
Participants in the pro-
gramme included students
from Uriah McPhee, E P
Roberts and Bayview Acade-
my, The..presentations were
made possible by a grant from
the Royal Bank of Canada,
which enables the BNT to
offer educational programmes,
at no charge, to children in
public schools on New Provi-
dence.


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M PUERTO RICO
San Juan.
ELEVEN Cuban migrants
landed Saturday in a mostly
uninhabited natural reserve off
this USterritory's west coast,
police said, according to Asso-
ciated 10ress.
The six men, four women and
a toddFer traveled to Puerto
Rico's Mona Island in a boat
from t h Dominican Republic,


the Mayaguez police said in a
Statement. The boat returned
to the Dominican Republic.
All the adults were reported
in good health, but the child
appeared sick, police spokes-
man Ramon Soto Rodriguez
said. The migrants were turned
over to U.S. authorities.
Under the U.S. government's
long-standing "wet-foot, dry-
foot" policy, Cubans who reach
the United States including:


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Centre

FROM page one

"That," the minister said,
"was put on hold until it is
determined when and where
the centre will be permanent-
ly housed."
To show the public how
serious the stockholders of the
centre are about minimising
breakouts, Mr Gibson said:
"We will be setting up a man-
agement committee, which
was something not done in the
past, where the committee will
be comprised of defence and
immigration officers who will
sit.on a weekly basis and
assess the situation and look at
ways of constantly improving
the conditions here, as well as
improving security."


FROM page one
SRG are causing them harm. This VoIP thing
is causing us a headache."
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny insisted: "The abili-
ty of the general public to call the emergency
services from every carrier is paramount and
is a regulatory requirement incumbent on
every carrier in accordance with the terms
of their individual licences."
He pointed out that when the existing
equipment was installed many years ago, it
was designed to only receive calls form a sin-
gle carrier BTC since it was the only tele-
coms operator in existence in the Bahamas at
that time.
Until such time as the equipment is upgrad-
ed, he said, all calls to the emergency ser-
vices must be routed through BTC.
"This is a vital public service that would not
involve BTC in any expense or any technical
compromise," Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said.
The company president said that IndiGO
first wrote to BTC on September 12, 2005,
requesting that they route such emergency
service calls in the public interest.
In addition to extensive efforts to advance
matters with BTC, Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said


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the company requested a meeting with the'
PUC on September 16,2005. The matter was
then discussed at a meeting on Septemberi
22, 2005. 1
In addition, IndiGo wrote to the PUC to
request feedback on September 30, 2005, and
on January 3, 2006, via its attorneys.
However, Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said BTC1
had yet to accommodate the routing of emer- '
agency service calls originating on IndiGo's'
network, and the PUC has not responded to,
IndiGo with respect to any of its correspon-
dence.
"This is yet another example of BTC acting.,
and being allowed to act in a manner which is
contrary to the public interest. In this instance,
it is not difficult to foresee that BTC's omis-
sion to accommodate the routing of emdr-
gency service calls creates a significant breach,
in public safety and that it is only a matter of:
time before a member of the general public
suffers serious harm as a result of BTC's fail-
ure.to accommodate emergency service calls'
originating on IndiGo's network." Mr Hut-
ton-Ashkenny said., :









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BTC


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terms with impu


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

been allowing
the Bahamas
Telecommuni-
cations Compa-
ny (BTC) to violate "the terms
of its licence with impunity",
its only legal competitor has
charged, harming the interests
of both residential and busi-
ness consumers and the
Bahamian economy's compet-
itiveness.
In a response to the Public
Utilities Commission's (PUC)
consultation on BTC's appli-
cation to further reduce its
long-distance tariffs, Paul Hut-
ton-Ashkenny, president of
IndiGo Networks, urged the
regulator to create a telecoms
sector 'level playing field' by
enforcing the rules equally.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said
that while the PUC was 'mind-
ed to approve' the reductions
ipi international and inter-
island long distance rates that
TTC was requesting, the regu-
l4tor "does not appear to be
equally minded........to ensure
that neither IndiGo nor the
consumer is penalised or prej-


udiced in the development of a
competitive telecommunica-
tions sector".
The source of the contro-
versy is BTC's alleged non-
cooperation on a variety of
interconnection issues. Inter-
connection between BTC's
and IndiGo's networks is vital.
to enable calls that originate
on one network to be seam-
lessly transferred to the other.
Barrett Russell, the PUC's
executive director, told The
Tribune that his organisation
was having to negotiate a reg-
ulatory "minefield" in regard
to the interconnection dispute
between BTC and IndiGo (see
other story on Page 3B).
He said BTC's non-cooper-
ation had its roots in fears that
interconnection with IndiGo's
network would be exploited by
illegal Voice over Internet Pro-
tocol (VoIP) providers, harm-
ing the state-owned carrier's


* PAUL HUTTON-
ASHKENNY


financial performance.
IndiGo's parent, Systems
Resource Group (SRG), is the
only other operator apart from
BTC to be licensed to provide
VoIP services in this nation.
Yet BTC has filed a legal


action seeking "declaratory
relief" from the courts that it is
the only licensed VoIP
provider in this nation.
Ultimately, the whole issue
boils down to BTC attempting
to protect its market position
by squeezing out its only
licensed competitor, backed by
the Government and with the
seeming acquiescence of the
PUC.
On telecommunications, the
Government is pursuing two
competing policies, causing it
to effectively speak out of both
sides of its mouth.
On the one hand, it is talking
of telecoms deregulation and
liberalisation, allowing in com-
petitors such as IndiGo, which
has ended BTC's monopoly in
fixed-line services.
However, on the other its
overriding objective is to pro-
tect whatever value is left in
BTC, given that it is still trying


THE Court of Appeal has
thrown out an attempt by
Colina Financial Group
(CFG) principal Emanuel
Alexiou to reinstate an
appeal involving a Bay
Street business he bought for
his sons, finding that the fir-
m's owners did not misrep-,
resent its financial perfor-:
mance as he had alleged.:
The case, which had no
connection to CFG or any
of its subsidiaries, involved
the $500,000 purchase of Big
Kahuana by All-Cat
Designs, the company con-
trolled by Mr Alexiou's sons,
via a July 8, 1998, agree-
ment.
Shares in the business,
which were held by the
respondent, Zachary James
Galantis, were acquired
from the latter's holding
firm, BK Holdings. The pur-
chase involved the payment
of $300,000 at closing, with
the $200,000 balance secured
by a promissory note
payable.in monthly instal-
ments over a three-year peri-
od, with 6 per cent interest
attached.
The Court of Appeal
judgement, handed down on

SEE page 6B


to privatise the state-owned
carrier. Therefore, the Gov-
ernment is seeking to constrain
the inroads made by BTC's
rivals, attempting to preserve
the incumbent carrier's mar-
ket share and profits.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said
IndiGo was not opposed to
BTC further lowering its long
distance rates, pointing to the
fact that since his company
entered the market'in Sep-
tember 2004, consumers and
the Bahamian economy had
already benefited from tariff
cuts between 55-80 per cent.
But Mr Hutton-Ashkenny
added: "BTC appears to have
been increasingly adopting a
policy of non-cooperation with
respect to cross-carrier rela-
tionships, even though such
relationships are a normal part

SEE page 4B


Mid-June decision

on new port finance


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Government should be
able to identify the financing
for the proposed new com-
mercial shipping facility at
Clifton Pier by June 15, the
Prime Minister's chief planning
consultant, Malcolm Martini,
has told The Tribune.
Mr Martini said that since
Energy and Environment Min-
ister, Senator Dr Marcus
Bethel, assumed responsibility
for the downtown Nassau
regeneration project, he had
appointed a Task Force to
determine the way forward.
He added that there were
several viable options for


financing the relocation of all
commercial shipping facilities
from downtown Nassau to
Clifton Pier, including work-
ing with the International
Development Bank, a com-
petitive process or by simply
selecting a specific group of
financial backers.
However, Mr Martini said a
final decision on the financing
providers and structuring has
yet to be made, although it
should be done by mid-June.
He added that the Cabinet
had already approved a reso-
lution that commercial ship-
ping will be definitely moved-

SEE page 5B


Kerzner facing buyout lawsuit


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
KERZNER International
and its Board of Directors
have been named as defen-
dants, in a class action lawsuit
filed against them by an
aggrieved shareholder over the
:$81 per share bid by the Kerzn-
ers to return their company to
the private sector.
The Atlantis and One &
Only Ocean Club owner, in a
Securities & Exchange Com-
mission (SEC) filing, described
the lawsuit that was filed on
March 23, 2006, by Joseph
Piechura on behalf of himself
and other shareholders as
being "without merit".


Firm says action
'without merit'

Kerzner International added
that if the Superior Court of
State of California, in Los
Angeles County, did not dis-
miss the action, it would
oppose the lawsuit "vigorous-
ly".
The SEC filing said Mr
Piechura's lawsuit was alleg-
ing that Kerzner Internation-
al's Board of Directors had
"breached their fiduciary
duties of care, loyalty and can-

SEE page 2B


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Dividend/AGM Notes:

J. S. Johnson Company will hold its Annual General
;Meeting on May 29,2006, at 6pm at Radisson Cable Beach &
Golf Resort, Nassau, Bahamas.

Consolidated Water Company has declared a dividend of
$0.012 per share payable on August 8, 2006, to all common
shareholders as at record date June 30, 2006.


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* By Fidelity Capital
Markets

Moderate level of
trading took place in
the Bahamian mar-
ket this week as over 59,000
shares changed hands. The
market saw nine out of its 20
listed stocks trade, of which six
advanced and three remained
unchanged.
The volume leader for the
week was Commonwealth
Bank (CBL), with 36,845
shares changing hands,
accounting for 62 per cent of
the total shares traded.
The big advancers for the
week were Bahamas Property
Fund (BPF), Commonwealth
Bank (CBL) and Freeport Oil
Company (FCL), all increas-
ing by $0.10 respectively to
close at new 52-week highs of
$11.35, $10.70 and $10.60.
On the down side, Kerzner
International's Bahamian
Depository Receipts (KZLB)
declined by $0.01 to close the,
week at $7.93. The FINDEX
increased by 0.35 points to end
the week at 646.68.

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BSL released its financial
results for the 40 weeks ending
April 5, 2006. Net income
stood at $6.5 million, repre-
senting an increase of $708,000
or 12.10 per cent over the $5.7
million achieved for the same
period last year.
Contributing to the increase
in net income was an $8 million
or 7.95 per cent growth in net
sales to $108.7 million, in light
of an increase in cost of sales of
$5.8 million to $79.5 million.
Earnings per share gained
$0.16 or 12.50 per cent to $1.44
from $1.28 in 2005.
BSL attributes its growth in
sales to'competitive pricing,
effective sales promotions,
improved store conditions and
soft competitive pressures in
the Grand Bahama market.
Operating and administra-
tive expenses increased by $1,5
million to $22.8 million, which
BSL management has attrib-
utedto increases in payroll,
utility and supply costs. :; c

Bahamas Waste Company
(BWL) -

BWL appears to gradually
be turning things around. For
the quarter ending March 31,
2006, BWL posted a positive
net income of $247,000, which
represents a significant
increase of $136,000 or 123 per
cent versus $110,000 in 2005.
Total sales grew by $451,000
or 35.78 per cent to total $1.7
million, while the cost of sales
increased by $273,000 or 34.97
per cent to total $1 million.
Operating expenses grew by
$40,000 to total $407,000 com-
pared to $366,000 for the same
period last year. Earnings per
share increased by $0.03 to


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In related news, BWL held stand at $784,000, which rep-
its Annual General Meeting resents an increase of $569,000
on Monday May 23, 2006. It or 265 per cent over the
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are $100,000 per month from The positive net income can
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Eleuthera and Grand $831,000 to BBL's bottom line,
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Kerzner facing buyout lawsuit


RQ.1 Ipage ,J r

dor", plus their independence
to shareholders, by agreeing to
accept the $81 per share offer
by Sol and Butch Kerzner, and
their private, equity partners,
to acquire the company and
take it private.
The SEC filing added: "The
complaint seeks to declare that
the merger agreement is
unlawful and unenforceable,
to enjoin the completion of the
proposed merger while proce-
dures are implemented to
obtain the highest possible
price for shareholders of
Kerzner International, and to
direct our directors to obtain a
transaction which is in the best
interests of the shareholders."
In approving the bid led by
the Kerzners, the special com-
mittee appointed by the Kerzn-
er International Board of
Directors said the auction held
for the company had done its
job.
It explained that the two
rival bidders who showed the
most interest named as Party
A and Party B had indicated
they would not be interested


in submitting rival offers high-
er than the $.8i)-$S1 per share
offeredby: the Kerzner-led
group.
The committee added that
it had also succeeded in
increasing the Kerzners' offer
from 'an initial $73 per share
to $81.
The SEC filing reveals that
the buyout to return Kerzner
International to the private
sector will cost the Kerzner
group $4 billion.
Some $3.2 billion of that will.
go to Kerzner International
shareholders and Bahamians
who invested in its Bahamian
Depository Receipts (BDRs),
with the remainder refinanc-
ing the firm's existing debt and
paying fees associated with the
transaction.
The Kerzners and their
investor group will put in a
combined $860.5 million of
their own equity, plus $400 mil-
lion in bridging loans and
$2.075 billion from secured
loans.

The Kerzners and one of
their partners, Istithmar, have
agreed to contribute their
entire shareholdings in Kerzn-


er International to the buyout;
Group in exchange for the'lat-f
' ter's-sharesi
They will not receive the $81
price for their 4.5 million and
almost four million shares
respectively.
The equity contributions are

Istithmar $85.5 million
The Related Companies
$60 million -
Whitehall Street Glob
Real Estate Partners and relate
ed entities $372 million
Colony Capital -
$218 million .,:0 ;:J', ~'fiT
Providence Equfty
Partners $125m~imlii

The Kerzner father and so
duo currently hold jusliatd
12 per cent of Kerzner fitel
national's stockk' :
After the buyot. their stake
in the private Kerzner Inte
national will be just under 2
per cent, having more tha
doubled.
This will allow ythem to rea
more benmfitni frm their ris
taking and exspnSion project
delivering the greater finance
reward t'hepb live they a
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THE TIBUNEMONDA, MAY29, 206,IPGESS


PUCs


VoIP 'headache'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
VOICE over Internet Proto-
col (VoIP) is giving the Public
Utilities Commission a
"headache", its executive direc-
tor told The Tribune, as the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company (BTC) is citing this
as the reason why it is reluctant
to interconnect its network with
that of rival IndiGo Networks.
Barrett Russell said BTC was
claiming that interconnecting
with IndiGo Networks system
would enable illegal VoIP oper-
ators to have a "bypass" on to
its system and steal Bahamas-
based customers from it, erod-
ing its revenues, profits and
competitive position.
Referring to IndiGo Net-
works by the name of its parent
company, Systems Resource
Group (SRG), Mr Russell said:
"BTC is alleging the connec-
tions between BTC and SRG
are being used as a bypass for
VoIP.
"That is what's going on. As a
result, they're saying the inter-
connections between BTC and
SRG are causing them harm.
This VoIP thing is causing us a
headache."
In a hard-hitting letter, Indi-
Go Networks' president, Paul


Hutton-Ashkenny, said the
PUC had been allowing BTC
to violate "the terms of its
licence with impunity",,harm-
ing the interests of both resi-
dential and business consumers
and the Bahamian economy's
competitiveness.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said
that while the PUC was 'mind-
ed to approve' the reductions
in international and inter-island
long distance rates that BTC
was requesting, the regulator
"does not appear to be equally
minded........to ensure that nei-
ther IndiGo nor the consumer is
penalised or prejudiced in the
development of a competitive
telecommunications sector".
Mr Russell told The Tribune
he felt IndiGo Networks was
being unfair, explaining: "We
have been looking into it, and
had meetings with them. We
feel the concerns they are
expressing.are not fair, as we've
had meetings with them to dis-
cuss these things.
"SRG had a meeting with us.
We gave them some indications
of what was going on. They
keep pressing us for action and
we have to go to our lawyers
to get everything before we
make any move. There's some
legal issues."
BTC and SRG are the only


licensed providers of VoIP ser-
vices in this nation. However,
The Tribune can reveal that
BTC has filed a Supreme Court
action seeking declaratory relief
that it should be the only
licensed carrier to offer VoIP.
The PUC's attorney, Ferron
Bethell at Harry B Sands,
Lobosky & Company, respond-
ed by seeking to dismiss the
BTC action on the grounds that
there were procedural irregu-
larities. He is understood to
have argued that the BTC
action was tantamount to an
appeal of the earlier PUC deci-
sion to licence SRG for VoIP,
yet the timeframe in which BTC
could appeal this had expired.
Therefore, BTC was not going
down the statutory route to
challenge the PUC, but instead
using a declaratory action.
SRG was eventually enjoined
as a second defendant along-
side the PUC and made some
submissions in the regulator's
favour, but then-Supreme Court
Justice, Hartman Longley, gave
a verdict for BTC.
The PUC and SRG have
appealed that decision to the
Court of Appeal, and are now
awaiting the verdict. If they are
successful, the BTC action will
be dismissed.
But if BTC wins, then the


Baha Mar costs close on $2bn

BAHA Mar's executive vice-president of 5,000 direct permanent jobs at full operation
administration and public affairs has said the and indirectly generate another 2,525 jobs for
first phase cost of the Cable Beach redevelop- suppliers and other economic sectors, but only to
ment is now approaching $2 billion, meaning those who have the drive and initiative to offer
the project will add about 6.5 per cent to the relevant, first class and consistent goods and
Bahamian economy's annual gross domestic services to Baha Mar."
product (GDP) output. Baha Mar recently sent out to tender the con-
In a presentation to members at the Rotary tract for the realignment of West Bay Street
Club of Nassau Sunrise at the British Colonial and the extension of Gladstone Road. Project
Hilton, Robert Sands said: ""It means that with- works will include the demolition of existing
in its first full year of operation, the resort will buildings, site clearance, non-public utility diver-
contribute nearly $400 million to GDP, equiva- sions, road construction and associated land-
lent to some 6.5 per cent above the current GDP scaping.
figure. The company's project engineers are work-
"This is a direct result of just over 12 months ing with government officials and planners on the.
of continuous planning, upgrading and a com- re-direction of West Bay Street to accomplish the
petitive drive to expand the vision for the bene- 'resort campus' vision of Baha Mar and to
fit of all. accommodate, among other features, West Bay
"Furthermore, the resort will sustain over Village.,.



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is presently considering applications for a

SECURITIES ADMINISTRATOR


The position is open to candidates with the following minimum
requirements:


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Settlements Department in an international banking institution
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Knowledge of securities markets and instruments (bonds,
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Pension Plan
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ONLY PERSONS WITH SECURITIES TRADING AND
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Applications should be submitted:

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or via fax 356-8148

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 6, 2006.



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way will be cleared unless
there is a further appeal for
the case to go back to the
Supreme Court for a trial on
the merits of the action.
Mr Russell said the PUC was
trying to negotiate a regulatory
"minefield. We're trying to
avoid a number of things hap-
pening".
He added that the PUC had
held discussions with BTC over
its refusal to interconnect with
SRG's network on Abaco in an
attempt to move that situation
forward. "The other intercon-
nection things are tied up with
this bypass issue, this VoIP
issue. We've not been able to
move them," Mr Russell said,
although he added that the
PUC would take unspecified
action within the next few
weeks. "The PUC is of the
opinion that the consumer
should benefit from any tech-
nology changes and advances
as soon as possible, rather than
wait for BTC to be sold, but
right now we have that prob-
lem," Mr Russell said. "We're
still working on these issues."


CREDIT SUISSE (BAHAMAS) LIMITED


APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

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, 4" Floor
Shirley & Charlotte Streets
P.O. Box N-4928
Nassau, Bahamas

Application forms should be returned no later than June 23, 2006.

A) AIM

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
Apprenticeship Program.

B) CONDITIONS

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.

C) BENEFITS

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
three).
3. A Transportation Allowance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,500.00 (year two), and $1,6,00.00
(year three).
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).

D) COVENANTS

1. No consideration will be given to the sex, race or religion of the candidate during the
selection process.
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.
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.


LEGAL NOTICE



NOTICE



HANDYVENTURE LIMITED
(In Voluntary Dissolution)


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138 (4) (a), (b) and (c) of the,
International Business Act, 2000 notice is hereby given that:

HANDYVENTURE LIMITED is in dissolution

The date of commencement of the dissolution is the 26th
May, A.D. 2006

-The liquidator is Cornell Rolle of Dupuch & Turnquest
& Co., 308 East Bay Street, Nassau Bahamas


Liquidator


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of a professional, competitive
telecommunications sector.
"The PUC, of course, as the
regulator of the telecommuni-
cations sector, must ensure that
no service provider within the
sector, and particularly the
dominant incumbent, is per-
mitted to frustrate the devel-
opment of competition, which,


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is against the interests of the
consumer and contrary to the
PUC's statutory mandate.
"Notwithstanding the salu-
tary effect of competition
between BTC and IndiGo on
rates within the sector, the gen-
eral public is, in our view,
being deprived of the wider
benefits of such competition
by a number of open issues
between the two companies,
which to date have not been
resolved."
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny cited
the issue of BTC's and
IndiGo's networks in Abaco,
which had not happened since
.IndiGo first requested this 17
months ago in December 2004.
He alleged that BTC had
"refused all efforts" to deal
with this, despite being man-
dated by its licence to provide
interconnection with'other
operators at any technically
feasible point.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said
the issue was brought to the
PUC's attention on March 22,
2005, and IndiGo subsequent-
ly filed a formal dispute on the
issue on June 20 last year.
He added that IndiGo's two
suggestions for interconnection
locations had been rejected by
BTC, and the PUC had taken
no action to address the situa-
tion.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said:
"BTC has been permitted to
disregard the terms of its
licence with impunity, while
IndiGo's legitimate business
interests and legal rights have
been frustrated.
Residents
"Furthermore, Abaco resi-
dents have been denied the
opportunity to share in the
benefits of the competitive
telephone service and lower
rates that other Bahamian res-
idents have been able to enjoy
since September 2004."
IndiGO held a meeting with
the PUC on September 22,
2005, to address this and other
issues, and subsequently wrote
to the regulator seeking fur-
ther guidance, which it alleged


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ROLE:
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projects in our Retail chain ensuring they are executed with the highest safety standards '
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was not forthcoming.
In additiBn, M r Hutton-
Asikeiny said.a he PL'C'.hbd
approved aid issued addition-
al telephone exchangegupi-
bers to Indi'Go on August 2,
2005, but BIC had refused.Jo
programme its s itches 1o,
enable IndiGo numbers to e
routed on its network,
Regulator,
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny
added: "Although the lPiTCs
the industry ,regulator has;
validly issued numbers to Indi-|
Go, they have not required&
BTC to action them, andc
accordingly the numbers
remain unusable and IndiGo's
plan to use them in a residen-|
tial launch has been thwarted
to the detriment of both Indi-'
Go and the consumer." |
The same situation had
occurred with IndiGo's request
for BTC to order additional
joining circuits for intercon-
nection between their two net
works.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said:
"Yet again, BTC is being
allowed to ignore its obliga-
tions under its licence with
impunity. As IndiGo's inter-
connection traffic wit BTC
grows, not only will the public
be disadvantaged through busy
signals and lost calls from
BTC's network but. at ti.
same time, IndiGo's telecom-
munications business will be
harmed."' "- '_
And Mr Hutton-Ashkenny
further alleged that BTC had
yet to share radio masts and
towers with IndiGo, despite
facilities sharing making com-
mercial and environmental
sense, and it being mandatory
in BTC's licence.
He said the upshot of the
entire affair was that the
Bahamian public and business
community, especially in Aba-
co, had been "materially dis-
advantaged".
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said:
"IndiGo believes that BTC
should not be allowed to inter-
fere with IndiGo's efforts to
expand its services to the con-
sumer or behave inam:mgner
that is contrary to the terars of i
its licence and the-mandlife of ('
government undeii!:,'; the f-
Telecommunications: S-eotr.
"We respectfully. contend
that the PUC should enforce
,the rules in relation- to
licencees and,.at the sanmetime,
protect,the ,inter.e~tSofb, i neon- ;
summer. In the first,;f,,tlese
roles, we submit that the PUC
should not allow BTC to use
lower prices on the one hand
to help protect its marlksare
whilst simultaneously acting in
a protective, anti-competitive
manner on the other.
"The PUC must enforce the
rules against BTC, just as it
does against IndiGO. This is
especially so, as it is not only
'IidiG6' whichh is being disad-
vantaged:but all consumers in
the Bahamas."
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thelifton site. ers and heavy trucking facilities
Mr a~tini said the Gov- to the western end of New
rnm%. s still awaiting an Providence was critical.
tde etdent environmental Mr Martini said those plans
evi= dof the Clifton site were moving forward quite
)methl g' that the Bahamas well.
environment, Science and "Things are happening. Peo-
echnology Commission pie are expecting buildings to
3EST) ii'adinsisted be done. sprout out overnight, but this is
Although there had been something that will take a
linor delays in that assess- while to get accomplished," he
ient, Mr Martini said it was added.
expected to be completed next Several sources spoken to by
IoIth as well. The Tribune believe that Prime
S those blans' fall into Minister Christie's greatest
ace,',3t itini said the Nas- achievement and his legacy
lu Eiq omic Development to the Bahamas could come
omm h on iad hired a con- from kick-starting downtown
iltant t1 design the next stage Nassau's transformation, some-
f the pl~s for redeveloping thing that could generate
ie Bay Street area. major economic and social
That body is headed by Nor- spin-offs.
an Solomon, %\hoe co- chair Frank Comito, the Bahamas
as the latc George Mackeq. Hotel Association's executive!
aL'tt.vpr :,Prime Mnlister vice-president, who has been
e'rr' ,Lhhstie had said he heavily involved with the pro-
anted' something "in th'e ject, yesterday told The Tri-
routd" by'thl summer to sig-: bune: "Getting downtown right
if\ ihe'sari of the re-de'el-' f6r'the country is one of the
pnent'of harbour front Nas- major economic development
au. initiatives for this century, in
fe told his. party during myview.
ieir convention lat' tear that Frank Comito, the Bahamas
loving all shipping.facilities Hotel Association's executive
nd associated freight contain- vice-president, who has been


I: Major firm in the financial and legal
services industry
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LEG \L NOTICE



"'-, ,NOTICE



VALESIBUSINESS INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation

LIQUIDATOR'S STATEMENT
.1RSUANT TO SECTION 137 (4) OF THE INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT 2000


otice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
companies Act 2000, WALES BUSINESS INC.
s in dissolution.

Lhe date of commencement of dissolution was
10th May, 2006.

aulo Miranda of PSM CORPORATE SERVICES,
155 Los Pinos Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL
3'143 is the Liquidator of WALES BUSINESS
NC.,


Paulo Miranda
Liquidator


heavily involved with the pro-
ject, previously told The Tri-
bune: "Getting downtown right
for the country is one of the
major economic development
initiatives for this century, in
my view.
"What we're doing is trans-
forming the entire face of the
harbour and that will take
many years to do. We've just
got to get it going now."
Mr Comito pointed out that
downtown Nassau's revitalisa-
tion would "not happen
overnight", adding that Mia-
mi had first developed con-
cepts for its harbour and water-
front in the 1970s, and the
development of Charleston's
waterfront had started as far
back as the 1940s.
Due to its long-term nature,
Mr Comito said the regenera-
tion of Bay Street and the
Montagu-Arawak Cay water-


front required people to stay
"engaged and have a long-term
vision".
He added: "We have a
vision and a gameplan. It's up
to us to have the wherewithal
and the sustainability to make
it happen.
"This is a long-haul effort.
We're actively laying the foun-
dations for transforming the
entire city. There's no quick
fix, but it's got incredible
potential."
Mr Comito said the regen-
eration was not being done just
"from the tourist point of
view", but to engage Bahami-
ans and help them realise the
economic and social benefits.
He emphasised that the plan
for downtown Nassau and the
commercial shipping port was
not an EDAW plan but one
devised by Bahamians, with
some 200 stakeholders


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that SARON MANEKA NEWBOLD
OF HOMESTEAD STREET, GRANTS TOWN, BAHAMAS,
P.O. BOX GT 2660 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 29TH day of MAY,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice

NOTICE

RBC/FINCO INVITES TENDERS
SRBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of
the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot Coral
Meadows Subdivision, situated in Southern District on
the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a
Single Family Residence.
Property Size 7,500 sq ft
Building Size: 1,448 sq ft
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATIONS OF
THE BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau Bahamas
and marked "Tender 0676". All offers must be recieved by
the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd June, 2006.



Legal Notice

NOTICE
RBC/FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders-for the purchase of
the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot B,
Carmichael Road, situated in South-western District on
the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a
Single Family Residence consisting of (2) Bedrooms, (2)
Bathrooms.
Property Size 19,123 sq ft
Building Size: 2,752 sq ft
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATIONS OF
THE BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau Bahamas
and marked "Tender 0465". All offers must be recieved by
the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd June, 2006.



LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

FRANKLIN TEMPLETON FIDUCIARY
BANK & TRUST LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims against the
above-named Company are required to send
particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O.
Box N-4352, Nassau, Bahamas on or before
the 9th day of June, 2006. In default thereof
they will be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made by the liquidator.

Dated the 26th day of May, 2006.

MRS. JEAN GOMEZ
Liquidator
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON FIDUCIARY BANK & TRUST LTD
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


involved in planning sessions
and meetings to develop it
over the past two years.
Those involved had included
private property owners, the
commercial shipping compa-
nies, straw vendors, retailers,
realtors and hair braiders.
To oversee and manage the
plan's implementation, he said
it was likely that two different
entities would be created one
to manage and develop the
new port, and the other to
focus on downtown.


Mr Comito said the body
developed to oversee down-
town Nassau's regeneration
could be similar to how a Busi-
ness Improvement District
(BID) worked in nations like
US and Canada.
In nations such as these,
BIDs, which were mainly pri.
vate sector driven, had been
created to oversee issues like
security and cleanliness in
major commercial areas, and
had now evolved into "eco
nomic development tools".


NOTICE

HR AND OFFICE MANAGER

A leading mid-size professional firm is looking
for someone to serve as both HR and Office,
Manager. Applicants must have accredited H-
qualifications, a minimum of 5 years experience
in HR and possess a good working knowledge;
of labour law.

Please send resumes via email to:

HRBahamas@hotmail.com



Legal Notice

NOTICE
RBC/FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for'the purchase of
the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot#64,
Section #2, Tropical Gardens situated in the Eastern
District on the Island of New Providence one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated
thereon is Vacant Land.
Property Size 8,050 sq ft
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATIONS OF
THE BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau Bahamas
and marked "Tender 1770". All offers must be recieved by
the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd June, 2006.





ARNER BANK & TRUST (BAHAMAS) LTD.

Small offshore bank accepting applications for the position of:
Private Banking Administrator

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

Minimum of two years banking or general office
administration experience
Knowledge of IBC legislation
Knowledge of Bahamas Investment Fund
Legislation would be an advantage
BIFS Banking certification preferred or with
progress being made to completion
Highly. motivated and enthusiastic with good
time. management skills
Ability to work well in small group environment
SComputer skills essential

All applicants are asked to send their resumes by fax
for the attention of the Assistant Manager to:

Fax no. 242 394 5975
(NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE)


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

FRANKLIN TEMPLETON FIDUCIARY
BANK & TRUST LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary
General Meeting of the Shareholders of the above-named
Company duly convened and held on the 25th day of May,
2006 the Shareholders resolved that FRANKLIN
TEMPLETON FIDUCIARY BANK & TRUST LTD. be
wound up voluntarily and that MRS. JEAN GOMEZ of
Templeton Building, Lyford Cay, N.P. The Bahamas be
appointed the Liquidator of the Company.

Dated the 25th day of May, 2006.

HIGGS & JOHNSON
Ocean Centre.
Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas'
Attorneys for
FRANKLIN TEMPLETON FIDUCIARY BANK & TRUST LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


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PAcr RR M6NMnAY MAY 299 2006


Appeal, from 1B

May 25,2006, recorded that Mr
Alexiou purchased Big Kahua-
rna for his sons using its "unau-
dited and unsigned" financial
statements to calculate the pur-
chase price.
Mr Alexiou, who represented
both parties in the deal, based
tihe purchase price on a formu-
1., of ive times earnings, based
on profits of $100,000 per
amnnum.
However, by March 1999,
Ali-Cat Designs was alleging
that the business was not per-
iorming as well as expected, and
Mr Alexiou claimed it would
only generate profits of $60,000
per annum.
Ali-Cat Designs then insist-
ed it would make no further
payment under the promissory
note unless it received evidence
to verify the company's finan-
cial information upon which the


purchase price was based.
No information was forth-
coming and the payments were
stopped, prompting Mr Galan-
tis to file an October 22, 1999,
writ claiming the balance owed.
Ali-Cat Designs was by that
time eight months in arrears on
the payments, but in its defence
it alleged misrepresentation by
Mr Galantis, arguing that this
meant it was no longer bound
by the note.
Supreme Court Justice
Faisool Mohammed had found
in favour of Mr Galantis. The
Court of Appeal had struck out
Ali-Cat Designs appeal on
October 4 because neither side
appeared for the case when it
was called, prompting the com-
pany to file for the appeal's
reinstatement.
Yet the Court of Appeal
struck out the reinstatement
attempt, finding there was not
"sufficient merit" to justify this.
Ali-Cat Designs and Mr


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Nassau, Bahamas


Alexiou's cased revolved
around their allegation that Mr
Galantis had misrepresented
the company's financial perfor-
mance, and that its annual earn-
ings would be $60,000 per
annum rather than $100,000.
The Court of Appeal found
that the misrepresentation case
had no grounds, as there was
no guarantee that the compa-
ny would continue to generate
$100,000 per annum in earnings
after the takeover.
In addition, the judges found
that Ali-Cat Designs had failed
to show Big Kahuana's finan-
cial statements were false.
The Court of Appeal said:
"Furthermore, a prudent
investor would have been
aware, on examination of the
financial statements, that they
showed a declining profit mar-


gin.
"The applicant would there-
fore have been put on notice of
that declining curve and could
not therefore be heard to say,
having regard to the principle
'caveat emptor', that the expec-
tation was higher that the high-
er profit margin would contin-
ue."
In addition, the court found
that the fact that Big Kahuana
did not do as well under Ali-
Cat Designs did not mean the
financial statements were false.
Instead, the court said it could
have been caused by a change
in the Bay Street traffic pattern,
change in business hours and
product line, and "general
downturn in business".
The Court of Appeal said:
"The case based on the falsity of
the representation was there-


NOTICE


EVIMAR HOLDINGS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 11th day of April, 2006. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP INC.
Liquidator


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NOTICE

The Bridge Authority would like to'serve
notice to the general public concerning
the area located west of the foot of the
western bridge Nassau side and east of
the old traffic police station.

Please be advised that all vehicles, trailers
and containers left in the clearing between
the foot of the western bridge and the
old road traffic police station should be
removed immediately. All unauthorized
vehicles, containers and trailers left after
the 31 st of May 2006 will be removed at
the owners expense.




private investment bank limited

is looking for an

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

The position is open to candidates with the following profile:

Qualifications
Bachelors degree in Business Administration or CPS certification
or equivalent
Minimum 5 years executive secretarial experience in a similar
capacity, in an offshore bank and trust environment
- Proficient in the use of MS Office applications
- ShorthandiSpeedwriting and excellent typing skills
Excellent command of the English language, both written and oral,
French an asset

Responsibilities
Handle all executive correspondence
Maintain central client document files
Assist with compliance reviews
Assist in implementing policies and procedures
Liaise with both local management and Head Office

Personal qualities
Have an excellent track record for trustworthiness, confidentiality
and dependability
Ability to apply independent judgment to diversified tasks and
projects with attention to detail
Ability to work in a small structure with minimal supervision
Possess time management skills
Committed to service excellence

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

Human Resources Manager
private investment bank limited.
PO Box N-3918
Nassau, Bahamas


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NOTICE
RBC/FINCO INVITES TENDERS

SRBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of
the.following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot#21
&22, Blk# 47, Nassau Village situated in the Eastern
District on the Island of New Providence one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated
thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting of (3)
three Bedrooms, (1) one Bathrooms.
Property Size 5,000 sq ft
Building Size: 880 sq ft
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATIONS OF
T HE BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau Bahamas
and marked "Tender 9994". All offers must be recieved by
the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd June, 2006.


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NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM T. PASCOE, Ii
Late of Orange County, California Deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons havini:
any claim or demand against the above Estate arp.
required to send the same duty certified in writing toi
the undersigned on or before the 30th August 2006,
after which date the Trustee will proceed to distribute,
the assets having regard only to the claims of. which
they shall then have had' otice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make fdll
settlement on or before the date hereinbefore mentioned.

SARAH LEE PASCOE.
Trustee of the Estate
Orange County, California
c/o ALEXIOU, KNOWLES & CO.
P.O. Box AB 20115
Marsh Harbour, Abaco i
THE BAHAMAS






NOTICE OF SALE

The Town Court Management Company
(hereafter"'the Company") invites offers for
the purchase of ALL THAT Unit Number C-
44 of The Town Court Condomininims situated
on Nassau Street in the Western District of the,
Island of New Providence being a one
bedroom/one bath apartment unit together ith
ALL THAT 1.26% share in the common
property of the Condominiums.

The Company makes no representations or
warranties with respect to the state of repair of
the building situate thereon.

The Company will sell under Power of Sale
contained in a Declaration of Condominium
of Town Court Condominiums dated 8th
October 1979 which is recorded in Book 3189
at pages 366 to 405.

TERMS: Ten percent (10%) of the
purchase price at the time of
contract and the balance upon
completion within Thirty (30)
days of contract.

This sale is subject to reserve price. The
Company reserves the right to reject any and
all offers.

Interested persons may submit written offers
addressed to the Attorney R. Dorsett, P.O. Box
N-272, Nassau, Bahamas to be received no
later than the close of business on the 2nd day
of June, A.D., 2006.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that IRIS AGATHA SCOTT OF-7
WINDSOR PLACE, NEW PROVIDENCE, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible far
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 tile
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.


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fore lacking and needed more
to support it if the applicant
hoped to succeed.
"The applicant pointed to the
fact that they had checked the
business licence fees paid by the
respondent and found that they
did not correspond with the size
of the business represented.
"It is clear that did not nec-
essarily mean that the state-
ments were false. And while the
appellant had alleged fraud, it
was obvious that the evidence
and pleadings fell far short of
that."
Describing the misrepresen-
tation claim as having no merit
and being "misconceived", the
Court of Appeal said the sec-
ond ground of the appeal also
had "no merit".
Ali-Cat Designs had alleged


that the Supreme Court prred
by awarding Mr Galantis the
full amount owed of $182,531,;
arguing that only eight instal-
ments worth $48,675 ladd
become due at the date the'~'rit
was filed. '
The Court of Appeal, though,
found that Mr Galantis wsas
entitled to claim the full amotiit
due to the other side's breach of
the promissory note agreement.
"By declaring its intention
not to make any further pay-
ment, the applicant wasn
breach of the agreement aind
the note," the Court of Appeal
found. ,
Terry North, of Alexiiu,
Knowles & Co, represented
Ali-Cat Desighs, while Cedric
and Miles Parker represented
Mr Galaitis.'", ''
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A WVEEK of activities end-
ed in fireworks on Saturday
afternoon for members of the
Bahamas Special Olympics
Association (BSOA).
The Bahamas Special
Olympics kicked off their
week of activities with a Spe-
cial Olympics Awareness cer-
emony, held last Sunday and a
torch run which took place on
Saturday past.
This weekend the BSOA
held their annual fun-day,
which included a swimming
competition and some fun at
the Thomas A Robinson sta-
dium (track and field).
For many of the athletes,
participating in the national
fun-day is described as com-
peting in a mini Olympics. For
those who will be looking to
secure a spot on the World
Games, the one day of fun
gives them a little competi-
tion.
But for Basil Christie, chair-
man of the association, the
fun-day gives all the persons
enrolled in the programme an
opportunity to showcase their
talents in a friendly atmos-
phere.
He said: "We had a fantastic
week; to end a week of activi-
ties tfie way we did today only
showS that the programme is
growing and I am very happy
to see that.
"Not too many of them are
able to showcase what they
can do, so we use this week-
end to give them the opportu-
nity to show it all off. The best
thing about this weekend is it
gives the programme and the
persons involved in it an
opportunity to interact. So
many of them are being kept
isolated so when they get out
here they just go wild in a fun
type, way of enjoying them-
selves."
Christie also added that
through the week of activities
many friendships are made
which grow to be everlasting.
He expressed great gratitude
to the other associations under
the BSOA's umbrella.
"Even though we have
experienced a drop in the
numbers of associations
throughout the Family of
Islands, to have the ones that
are still active come and take
part makes this week much
more special than it is,"
Christie said.
"We have anywhere from
150 to 175 kids out here today
and they are very excited to
compete. If you had seen the
looks on their faces earlier this
morning, it was priceless. This
is an event they all look for-
ward to."
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weekend's activities were New
Providence (host), Grand
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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
A NUMBER of Bahami-
ans, led by Aymara Albury
on the field and Andretti
Bain on the track, compet-
ed in two of the four
NCAA Regional Champi-
onships held over the week-
end.
The championships
served as a tune up for the
NCAA Outdoor Champi-
onships that are set for next
month. Athletes who
haven't met the qualifying
standards in their respective
events had the opportunity
to secure their spots.
Albury. a junior at the
University of Alabama, led
the charge at the Mideast
Regional in Knoxville, Ten-
nessee where she competed
in two events.
In her specialty the
women's shot put Albury
threw a best of 17.23 metres
on her sixth and final
attempt for second place in
the last of three flights
behind Amarachi Ukabam,
a senior from Southern Illi-
nois, who threw 17.97 on
her sixth attempt as well.
Both marks held up for
the two best in the com-
bined total.
Albury also competed in
the hammer where she post-
ed a seventh place in flight
three with a mark of 57.64.
That put her in the same
position in the combined
total as Brittany Riley, a
sophomore from Southern
Illinois who won with 63.77.
On the track in Ten-
nessee, Tia Thompson
clocked 13.42 seconds for
ninth place in the prelimi-
naries of the women's 100
hurdles. She just missed
qualifying for the finals
when she was beaten out by
Latasha Pharr, a senior
from Alabama, who ran
13.04. The top qualifier was
Angel Bryd, a senior from
LSU in 13.04.
And in the men's 110 hur-
dles, Shamar Sands ran
13.72 to secure the eighth
and final spot in the final.
He was fourth in heat four.,
Aries Merritt, a junior at
Tennessee, turned in the
fastest qualifying time of
13.29.
But in the final, Sands,
now in his junior year at
Auburn University, was
clocked at 18.21. It
appeared as if he had suf-
fered another injury, Sands
had been plagued with
injuries for the past two
seasons.
The final was won by
Merritt in 13.36.
Meanwhile, over at the
Midwest Regional in
Austin, Texas, Andretti
Bain ran 46.27 for second in
the preliminary round.
Bain, representing Oral
Roberts iUiversity, came
back in the final and ran
46.11 for fourth.
The winning time was
45.87 by Aaron Buzard
from Minnesota.


* SOFTBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter

AFTER getting off to a
shaky start, the TBS Truck-
ers are starting to roll along
in the New Providence Soft-
ball Association men's divi-
sion.
In a rematch of last year's
finals, runners-up Truckers
rolled over the defending
champions Electro Telecom
Dorcy Park Boys 12-0, stop-
ping them in four innings via
the NPSA's newly institut-
ed mercy rule.
"Tonight, I expected it to
be an easy game because it's
not the same team from last
year," said TBS' winning
pitcher Terrance Culmer.
"Anything less than a win
for us would have been
unsatisfactory."
The win enabled the
Truckers to climb into a
two-way tie for third place
in the standings with the
New Breed at 2-2, while the
loss kept the Dorcy Park
Boyz winless at the bottom
of the pile at 0-5.
Electro Telecom are cer-
tainly not the same team
that won it all last year.
They are back without ace
Edney 'the Heat' Bethel and
his brother Edmund 'Binks'
Bethel and brothers Mario
and Andy Ford are current-
ly serving a 10-game sus-
pension.

Struggling
The Dorcy Park Boyz are
struggling in the pitching
department and had to rely
on teenager Eugene Bain.
The lefty did the best he
could to hold off the Truck-
ers, but came close to get-
ting involved in a brawl on
the field.
In the top of the third
inning trailing 6-0, Bain
threw a pitch to Truckers'
shortstop Marvin 'Tougie'
Wood. Batting from the
right side, Wood ducked as
the ball went behind his
back and hit his bat for a
strike.
Wood took off his helmet
and walked to the mound
with the bat in his hand and
was restrained by Dorcy
Park Boyz' catcher Nardo
Smith before both dugouts
cleared. However, order was
immediately restored.
Wood, who could face a
suspension from the NPSA's
newly instituted 'No Toler--
ance" rule, was removed
from the game and replaced
by Charlie Rolle.
Bain, a multiple standout
for the CC Sweeting Cobras
in the Government Sec-


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* ACTION from the game featuring TBS Truckers and Electro Telecom Dorcy Park Boys
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)


ondary Schools Sports Asso-
ciation, went on and gave up
another three runs before
the Truckers came out of
the inning with a 9-0 lead.
Leading off the bottom of
the frame against Terrance
Culmer, Bain was hit in his
back with a pitch as he was
awarded first. But Culmer
said afterwards, "It wasn't
intentional."
"I kind of messed up my
ankle on that same pitch. As
soon as the ball came off my
hand, it slipped. But he
knew it wasn't intentional-
ly."
Culmer went on to hold
the Dorcy Park scoreless in
the inning, despite the fact
that they mounted their
biggest threat with Bain and


Herbie Williams on second
and first with two out.
All Culmer did was get
Rodney Taylor to hit a field-
er's choice that forced
Williams out at second and
they ended th6 bid for Elec-
tro Telecom to get on the
scoreboard.
The fourth inning saw
pitching changes from both
teams, but the Truckers kept
the offence going off reliev-
er Ruel Williams, picking up
two more runs for the
abbreviated win.
Vince Williams came in
for the Truckers and closed
the door with her teammates
turning a double play to end
the game with a 1-2-3 out-
age.
Tommy 'Bucker T' Fergu-


son,.who started at third and
ended up behind the plate,
finished with a 2-for-3 night
with a pair of doubles, dri-
ving in three runs and scor-
ing twice to lead the Truck-
ers' offensive attack.

Scoring

Right fielder Philip Cul-
mer had a pair of hits with
as many RBIs, scoring three
times and centre fielder
Ramon Storr, catcher/third
baseman Jamal 'Sarge'
Johnson and first baseman
Winston Seymour all scored
twice.
Left fielder Van 'Lil Joe'
Johnson added a single with
an RBI and run scored.


The Truckers will have a
big test on Tuesday night
when they take on the unde-
feated Stingrays Sporting
Club, who currently lead the
league at 4-0. They will play.
the feature contest.
In the ladies' opener at
7pm, the Proper Care Pool
Lady Sharks will be going
after their second straight
victory of the season when
they face the, Bommer
George Swingers.
After losing their first
three games,: the Lady
Sharks won their first game
on Saturday night by default
over the DHL Brackettes.
The Swingers are currently
tied for first place withthe
defending champions'i-
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