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Title: The Tribune
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: June 16, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
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Volume: 102 No.169 ____FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006

Americans to be

warned of ris


malaria in Exuma

Chief Reporter
THE Centre for Disease
Control plans to advise Ameri-
cans to take an anti- malaria
drug as a preventative measure
if travelling to Exuma, the Min-
istry of Health announced yes-
Through the intervention of
the ministry, however, the CDC
has agreed not to issue a travel
alert for the entire Bahamas.
"The ministry has been in
communication with the Pan
American Health Organization,
PAHO, headquartered in
Washington and the Centre for
Disease control in Atlanta both
of which support the surveil-
lance efforts we have undertak-

en so far. While they have
agreed not to issue a travel alert
for the Bahamas the CDC
intends to advise Americans
coming to Great Exuma to take
prophylactic choroquine as a
preventative measure," the min-
istry said in a statement.
This announcement came as
the ministry announced that five
of the patients who have com-
pleted their treatment were dis-
charged from hospital.
They responded well to their
choroquine treatment and,
according to the ministl are
in good health. The patients will
be followed up at PMH over
the next few weeks to ensure
there is no relapse.
SEE page 11

US pre-clearance could be

'scaled back' in Freeport
Tribune Staff Reporter
US OFFICIALS state that while there are no plans currently to
close the US pre-clearance facility in Freeport, Grand Bahama at
this time, such a move is not beyond the realm of possibility as the
US Customs Border Protection agency reviews its budgetary con-
straints, and re-evaluates the cost effectiveness of such postings.
During his contribution to the 2006/2007 budget, Foreign Affairs
Minister Fred Mitchell revealed that there was a possibility of the
"scaling back" of pre-clearence in Freeport. However Mr Mitchell
said that the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the government
are working with the US Embassy to see how this "problem" can
be addressed.
Noting that there has been a decrease in airlift from Grand
Bahama with the closure of the Royal Oasis Hotel, Dr Brent
Hardt maintained that there was no plans "ongoing" to close the
SEE page 13


Detainees and staff being checked

AS HEALTH officials work
to control the spread of malar-
ia in Exuma, detainees and
staff at the Carmichael Road
Detention, Centre are now
being screened for possible
infection, it was revealed yes-
In an official press release
issued by the Ministry of
Health yesterday, officials said
that because malaria is endem-
ic to Haiti, teams have been
screening areas where Haitians
However;, two days after
reported cases of the disease
began surfacing in Exuma,
health officials learned that
several illegal Haitian immi-
grants were apprehended in
Exuma and brought to the
'Nassau for detention, prompt-
ing concerns that the disease

may have accidentally been
transported to New Provi-
Now, according to ZNS
news anchor, Clint Watson,
detainees and staff at the cen-
tre are being screened for the
In addition to the new
health advisory, the chief med-
ical officer with the Ministry
of Health, Dr Mtrceline Dahl-
Regis, identified the parasitic
strain causing the disease as
Plasmodium falciparum, a
species of plasmodium that
causes the most severe and
potentially fatal malaria in
In its severest form, the.P.
falciparum strain, more preva-
lent in sub-Saharan Africa, is.
said to cause damage to organs
such as the brain (cerebral
malaria), lungs, and kidneys.
Of all the organ damage, cere-

bral malaria is said to be par-
ticularly dangerous, as it can
produce high fever, headache,
drowsiness, delirium, confu-
sion, seizure, and coma.
According to the Centre for
Disease Control's website, fol-
lowing the infective bite by the
Anoepheles mosquito, an incu-
bation period goes by before
the first symptoms appear. The
incubation period in most cas-
es varies from 7 to 30 days.
The shorter periods are
observed most frequently with
the type identified in Exuma.
Severe malaria, the site goes
on to say, occurs most often
in persons who have no immu-
nity to malaria or whose
immunity has decreased.
These include all residents of
areas with low or no malaria
transmission, and young chil-
SEE page 11

Towering Decision
oVe sau,. on separate
over Nassau. Pn :
ovr trials for
A NEW water tower, l I
part of the revese osmosis.
Plant under constteon t Farrington
alleviate water shortages in F : A i .l U
the capital stands against
the sky on top of Baillou '
Hill Road yesterday. due today
(Photo: FelipMajorJUSTICE Anita Allen is,
(Photo: lipe Major' j expected to decide today
Tribune staff) whether murder accused
Cordell Farrington, 38, will
be tried separately for the
murders of Jamaal Robin,
22, and four Grand Bahama
schoolboys who disappeared
in 2003.
Local prosecutors want
separate charges to be laid
against Farrington for the
murders of Robins, and the
school boys Mackinson
Colas, 12, Junior Reme, 11,
DeAngelo McKenzie, 13,
and Desmond Rolle, 14. The
four boys disappeared
between May and Septem-
ber that year. The four
reportedly worked as bag-
packers at the Winn Dixie
Supermarket in Freeport
and played video games
nearby. Jamaal Robins was
not reported missing until
May, 2003, although, accord-
ing to reports, it was
believed he had disappeared
Prosecutors say the cases
have been transferred from
SEE page 13


hBAe tHAMami TI ra

Ministry denies
that no fogging
has taken place
on Great Exuma
THE Ministry of
Health yesterday denied
statements made by
Deputy Speaker of the
House of Assembly and
MP for Exuma Anthony
Moss, that no fogging had
taken place on the island.
An official fogging
schedule distributed by
the Ministry revealed that
fogging had been taking
place since May 30.
The schedule notes that
fogging takes place from
dusk until dawn and
begins at 10 pm, when the
anoepheles mosquito is
It also stated that when
light trapping or human
baiting is conducted no
fogging takes place and
that rainy weather pre-
vents fogging because the
chemical aqua-reslin,
which the Department of
Environmental Health
Services (DEHS) now
uses because it has less of
an odour, does not
remain suspended in the
According to the sched-
ule, rain prevented fog-
ging on five of the 15
days. Light trapping pre-
vented fogging for two
days in two areas, and
human baiting prevented
fogging for one day in
another area.
The schedule noted the
following areas to be
fogged on-June 15:
George Town, Rolle
Town, Hartswell, Forbes
Hill to Williams Town,
Airport, Forest, Farmers
Hill, Steventon,
Rolleville, Curtis and
Stuart Manor.
The Tribune tried to
contact the Ministry of
Health yesterday for fur-
ther information, but
calls were not returned
up to press time.

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Bid to cut traffic offence case back-log


THE attorney general's
'office is hoping to cut down
;on the back-log of traffic
offence cases by appointing
lay magistrates to deal with
such matters.
; During her contribution to
the budget debate, Attorney
General Allyson Maynard-
Gibson said there will be Mag-
istrate's Courts to deal specif-
ically with traffic matters such
as speeding, running red lights
and parking offences.
"If persons choose trial

rather than payment of a fine,
the trial will commence within
weeks not months or years,"
she said.


"Magistrates will be asked
to fully implement the law in
terms of suspension of licences
pending payment of fines and
increase of penalty in the
event that a person who
pleads not guilty is at the end
of a trial found guilty of the
This measure is to be imple-
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Justice initiative.
The minister also
announced plans to.establish a
computer network system to
allow the sharing of informa-
tion between relevant govern-
ment agencies.
"There will be a computer
link to Road Traffic so that
persons who have not paid
their fines will not be able to
obtain a drivers licence while
payment remains outstand-
ing," Mrs Maynard-Gibson
"If we are able to remove
minor matters such as graffiti
offences to community courts

and minor traffic matters to
lay magistrates, magisterial
time will be freed up to
enable (magistrates) to deal
swiftly with other pressing and
more serious matters before
the courts."


She said that $1.5 million
has been allocated for the con-
struction of a new, state-of-
the-art judicial court complex,
and that a $5.3 million court
building being constructed on
Nassau Street is expected to
be completed by November.

Stressing the significance of
the Swift Justice initiative, Mrs
Maynard-Gibson explained
that the principle "is as old as
mankind," and will hopefully
reduced crime.
"We want to remind our-
selves that swift justice is
something to which citizens,
including victims of crime and
those accused of crime are
entitled," Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son said.
"Persons accused, if they
assert their innocence, want
to have their names swiftly
cleared . and victims of
crime want swift closure."

Bahamasair, BTC partnership

A PARTNERSHIP was announced yesterday between Bahamasair and BTC. As
a result, all Bahamasair domestic and international flights will now feature BTC
branded headrests and napkins.
Pictured from left: Van Diah, Deputy General Manager of Bahamasair; Leon
Williams, Acting President and CEO of BTC; and Kirk Griffin, Acting Executive
Vice-President, at the press conference yesterday to announce the partnership.
(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)

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If so, call us on 322-1986
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ACLU asks

judge to find

territory hn


U.S. Virgin Islands
THE American Civil Lib-
erties Union asked a federal
judge on Thursday to find
the U.S. Virgin Islands in
contempt for holding non-
convicted, mentally ill peo-
ple in the same jail as con-
victs, according to Associated
Jailing people ruled unfit
to stand trial or not guilty by
reason of insanity with con-,
victs was "abysmal" and.
often resulted in violence,
Eric Balaban, an attorney
with the ACLU's National
Prison Project, wrote in a
motion filed in District
Their stays at the jail in St.
Croix "are chaotic, marked
'by violent confrontations
with both fellow prisoners
and staff," he said.
The jail also has failed to
fix health and safety prob-
lems that it agreed to
improve 12 years ago under
a settlement with the ACLU,
Balaban said.
Virgin Islands Attorney
General Kerry Drue did not
immediately- return phone
calls seeking comment.
U.S.-judges have found the
Virgin Islands government in
contempt three times for
failing to improve conditions
at the jail, as mandated by
the settlement.
It was not clear when a
judge might rule on the

Family of Saudi
detaia1nee rejects.
suicide claim

N CAIR-q, Egypt
FAMILY members of a Sau-
di inmate found dead at Guan-
tanamo Bay prison in Cuba
accused the United States on
Thursday of killing their son,
adding they want an autopsy in
Saudi Arabia because they do
not believe U.S. claims he com-
mitted suicide, according to
Associated Press.
I In, a phone interview with
The Associated Press from the
ultraconservative province of
Al-Qasim, the sister of Mani
Shaman Turki al-Habradi al-
Utaybi said she would never
believe her brother had taken
his own life.
"He is an extremely devout
Muslim who would never, nev-
er, never commit suicide,"
Manyia Shaman Turki al-
Habradi al-Utaybi said.
The U.S. Defense Depart-
ment said al-Utaybi, Yasser
Talal al-Zahrani of Saudi Ara-
bia and Ali Abdullah Ahmed
of Yemen hanged themselves
in their cells early Saturday,
using nooses made from sheets
and clothing.
A lawyer for the families of
Snndiq detained in G~uan-




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Haitian faces
charge of
sex with

A 27-YEAR-OLD Haitian
man is expected to appear in
court today in connection with
allegations of unlawful sex with
a five year old girl.
The man, who was remanded
to prison yesterday, was
charged with the offence by
police and is expected appear
in court to be charged before
Magistrate Susan Sylvester.
He could not be arraigned
yesterday as he was without an
It is alleged that the man
committed the offence between
the months of January and May
of this year.

action to have

THE contractual battle
between the Bahamas Union
Teachers and the government
earlier this year will have no
more than a "negligible" impact
on the performance of students.
In March, teachers flooded
the streets in front of parlia-
ment in a demonstration.
They also spent weeks work-
ing to rule and refusing to take
part in extra-curricular activi-
Mr Sears said: "We had some
disruption, but I think it would
be unfair to say that all teachers
withdrew their service or dis-
rupted the system because
obviously that is not the case."
He said that government is
seeking to finalise the negotia-
tions with the BUT on a collec-
tive bargaining agreement.
Within a matter of weeks, Mr
Sear said, he expects the nego-
tiations to be concluded.

to focus on

MINISTER of Financial Ser-
vices and Investment Vincent
Peet will officially open the
Margaret McDonald Policy
Management and Administra-
tion Centre (MMPMAC) fifth
annual conference on July 12
at the Sandals Royal Bahamian
Resort and Spa.
The conference will be held
July 12 to 15, 2006, under the
theme, "Conquering the chal-
lenges of implementation for
It will focus on exploring
strategies for implementing
social and economic benefits
within the communities impact-
ed by the mega-investment ini-
tiatives and by extension to
the entire nation.
The topics will include:
Preparing Bahamians to
direct their 21st Century eco-
nomic and social development
Challenging the mindset:
moving from the internal eco-
nomic and social development
to the external
Empowering entrepreneur-
The pivotal role of women
in development
Reflections: tourism is
everybody's business
Lessons of experience: the
Atlantis success story
A large contingent of foreign
delegates is expected from the
United States.

Six countries
to join single
market for


SIX Caribbean countries that
had refused to join a regional
trade bloc because of a dispute
over trade issues were likely to

sign up in late June, officials
said Thursday, according to
Associated Press.
The islands of St Kitts, St.
Vincent, St Lucia, Dominica,
Grenada and Antigua had
resisted coming on board out
of fears that the single market's
ending of import taxes in the
free trade area would hurt local
industry and that they would be
flooded by products from the
bigger countries in the region.
Finance officials have recent-
ly finalized plans for a US$250
million development fund to
help the smaller countries.

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006, PAGE 3

Education "will be A

better in five years'

Tribune Staff Reporter

Alfred Sears said that because
of the efforts of his ministry,
over the next five years a
"qualitative improvement" in
education can be expected.
Last December, The Tri-
bune revealed that in 2004, the
public school national average
for graduating exams was F+.
The mean grade achieved
by students from all New Prov-
idence high schools that year
was D+.
The Tribune also reported
last year that according to the
Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB), 75 to 80 per cent
of Bahamian students taking

technical and vocational sub-
jects read below their grade
However, Mr Sears said in
an interview yesterday that his
team has moved to improve
the quality of instruction,
increase the involvement of
parents and to better socialise
In improving the state of
education in the country, Mr
Sear said, his ministry will con-
tinue to focus on pre-school
education, offer extended
learning programmes to 'high
schools and place more
emphasis on the professional
development of teachers and
He said the ministry is
expected to bring on stream a

minimum of 12 new pre-school
units with trained teachers.
"The reality of life in the
Bahamas is that middle-class
and upper-middle-class par-
ents send their children to pre-
schools with trained teachers.
"Many of our working peo-
ple leave their children often
with untrained teachers to mind
them, and when they reach
grade five there is a qualitative
difference in their perfor-
mance," Mr Sears explained.
He said provision has also
been made for the establish-
ment of an education lead-
ership institute to train
administrators of schools, such
as principals, vice principals
and senior masters and mis-

Freeport authority chiefs

outline improvements

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Responding
to recent remarks about
Freeport's depressed econo-
my, Grand Bahama Port
Authority chairman Hannes
Babak and CEO Sir Albert
Miller are determined "to
change things around as quick-
*ly as possible."
Grand Bahama Chamber of
Commerce President Dr
Doswell Coakley has expressed
concerns on the radio about
Freeport's economy. He said
99 per cent of the Bahamas is
booming, except Freeport.
In response to Mr Coakley's
remarks, Sir Albert said: "It is
true that we are in the dol-
drums in Freeport and our
desire is to change that as
quickly as possible."
"While there might be some
truth in (what was said on the
radio) we intend to change that
and we intend to change it by
encouraging Bahamians to
invest, and we know we can
give them better deals in
Freeport than they can get any-
where else in the Bahamas."
Sir Albert said the
announcement on Wednesday
of a $15 million brewery plant
in Freeport by Nassau busi-
nessman James Sands was very
good news.
Chairman Hannes Babak
said the Port Authority is now
working to give assistance to
getting the Royal Oasis resort
reopened to revitalise the
International Bazaar area and
provide jobs for residents on
Grand Bahama.
"It (Royal Oasis) is a very
important thing for Grand
Bahama, especially to sur-
rounding businesses in the
Bazaar as well as to a lot of

people who lost their jobs," ihe
Although the prime minis-
ter has announced that a buyer
has been identified to purchase
the resort, he did not disclose
the buyer's identity.
Additionally, Mr Babak has
met with two major cruise lines
in an effort to attract more
cruise ships to Grand Bahama..
"When I was appointed on
June 3 I met with Carnival
Cruise Lines and Royal
Caribbean as it is one of our
priorities to bring more cruise
ships. It would be way too ear-
ly to say anything at this time,
but I am confident that we can
find a way to bring more cruise
ships," he said.
When asked about any new
investments for Ffeeport, Mr
Babak said that announce-
ments could be made in anoth-
er.two to three months.
Sir Albert mentioned that
sometime ago Julian Francis
had announced that Associat-
ed Grocers would be coming
to Freeport.
He said the group was in last
week and are proceeding with
their investment of a proposed


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The group will construct a
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"It is abig company and spin
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The Tribune Limited
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEONE. H. DUPUCH P,,ihi, ..F. EJ'to l/)i-1914

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 19.19 /'97
Contributing Editor 1972-i 991

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama'

Switchboard (News, Circulation and A d, :, : -. 98:

Freeport faces anotfli a k-.a k

MANY REPORTS have been circulating
in Nassau since Foreign Affairs Minislei F'.d
Mitchell told the Hlouses WednCesday tliat
because of the dramatic drop ui the votlumne .t:
tourists through the Freeport airport, there is
a possibility of scaling'back of the pie clea.-
ance in Freeport."
The reference was to the US pre-clearance
at Freeport s privately owned Internatioinai
As Dr Brent Hardt, Chief ot Mission al
the US Embassy, told The Tribune (see front
page story) although there are no immediate
plans to close US pre-clearance at Freeport air-
port, it is being reassessed as to whether cost-
wise its continued operation is feasible.
As the US Customs Border Protection
agency reviews its budget, the possibility of
the closure of pre-clearance at Freeport is
"not beyond the realm'of possibility," said Dr
"This would be an absolute disaster should
this happen," said Sir Albert Miller, Chief
Executive Officer of the Grand Bahama Port
The Grand Bahama Airport Company,
which owns the airport in Freeport, is a part of
the Port Authority group of companies. Not
only has it spent $25 million to build a pre-
clearance facility to US Homeland Security's
exact specifications, but it is the first facility of
its kind to be built after the 9/11 terrorist
We understand that closure is being con-
sidered. If this is the decision, which will be
made in October, it is understood that US
Ambassador John Rood will argue for.sus-
pension, which,.if agreed, would befor.two,
years. If our information is correct, and the
decision is closure, it will be permanent. Sus-
pension means that the situation could be
reassessed in two years, and if Freeport's
tourism position has improved and the cost of
pre-clearance can be justified, the facility could
Sbe reopened. It all hinges on the future of the
Royal Oasis resort, which has been closed
since last year's hurricane. Time is now of the
essence. Someone remarked that not only is an
announcement of its opening important, but
the announcement should be made within the:
week if it is to be helpful to the preclearance
Deliberations in Washington.
It is understood that not only aie the Anmer
icans concerned that the fall-off in tourist
arrivals has made the facility redundant, but
they also have security concerns.
Those in authority in Freeport find this dif
ficult to believe. Not only does the airport
company spend $4 million annually to maintain
the facility, including providing security officers
Sto patrol the terminal and its periphery, but it
is in regular dialogue with the Transport Secu-
rity Administration (TSA), which is a part of

Homeland Se, uri- TIS.A has never reiae a

We h ave b: c n told of ai least foret instances
1o a .- already cleared by US Cus-
tomns,. wno has attracted the suspicion of a
B. a:ir;. see :;';"iv n fricr n each case the
pasrselge waps byt the Baharnian, pat--
ted dovw. i.;"id rii ',ive of drugs.
On t h.e icother iui'd iherne fha-r bsen com-
plainui '.iha! .her' s too easy access to the
rnamp after ,asseenger have been cleared. If so
this should ibe I.asy 1o correct.
As we write this Ambassador Rood should
already be in Washington. He will be pre-
senting thi Bahaiias case to keep pie-cear--
ance open, but if i! must be closed at this time,
to at ieasi make that closure a temporary sus-
pension. Obviously he also will be putting i
case to keep OPBAT intact and at its present
level of efficiency.
It is obvious shat these negotlia'ios will
not be easy. As we said in an earlier article, the
Ambassador has gone with a couple of mon-
keys on his back. We have been told that there
is no longer thait iarib a-no cosy 'eeling in1
Washington about the Bahaimas. Nor will there
be thai tuiiic desae to end over backwards
to help these islands. which have been visited
over the years by many US congressmen and
their families.
It is true that there was displeasure over the
Bahamas' vote in the UN for Cuba to be
admitted to merbei:ship in the Human Rights
Council but then the Bahamas was not the
only country to \ ote contrary to expectations.
11 was one of about 135 other countries -- 191
countries voted altogether that agreed for
Cuba a riladissioi,.
Hovwver\, w.e ae told that the Americans
were particularly concerned with the disre-
spect shown to their congressmen who were
trying to negotiate the release of the two
Cuban dentists held at the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre.
It is understood that telephone calls put
through to the offices of both, the Prime Min-
ister and Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell were not returned. Reference is made
to a letter written by the American Embassy
last June: explaining that the two dentists had
had p:., ;e;n 4cission c ,:.:" thee oUS and
rcqe,:.; ..;t., :' t .:hoy ,e turned d ove -:o the
eJibiassy The i bass. ns~ever receive a reply
to its letter.
it is; ndersitod :iha US Reprersetatives
Connim Mack and Ileana Rds-Lehtinen were
nof slow in making their complaints known
in Washington.
1t is hoped tha. Ambassador Rood. who
believes in the merits of his mission, will be
able to cut throu thug e waal of difference
that he will undoubtedly encounter when he
pleads the desperai.e .needs of the Bahamas.

EDITOR, The Tribune

A:!; you may verify in your
archives and elsewhere, some of
us h re have over the years, tor:
ment ed our local Environmental
Health Department concerning
the s:praying of Malathior for
mosquito eradication.
Our continuous agitation may
have resulted in Environmental
Health switching to another
odorless and hopefully less tox-
ic chemical, Aqua Reslin, which
much to my dismay they have;
beeii spraying, even in the day-
light hours of late evening aind
also alt night ovr. the past welc
SonIA spraying has also been 'a;:-
ried oiu prior to thie :ceCui out-
brea;k. So much so that wa just
aboilit to compliaifn!
Thus, the i : ,: i'n No Fogi-
ging' in Exama and front-page
'stori' in today's Tribune (Thurs-
day) leaves me almost totally
flabbergasted I cannot imagine
why anyone would ItI -q I.1..1-.
cally" state that "no :. ._' h as
taken place ove> the last o k
In all fairness I feel that some-
one& owes our Environmental

Health Department either a
heartfelt apology or a huge expla-
Yours in TRUTH.
George Town,
Great Ehsrin,
Tune 5, 2006.

(The i. adidn., in Thursday's
T ibune .. '"No fogging' ij Exu-
ma MP contradicts govt. claims
after malaria outbreak" --- was
written after an interview with
Exuwaa's MP Anthony Moss.
,i. Moss, .?wh should be the
last word on what goes on in his
constituency, told a Tribune
reporter at the House of Assem-
bly Wednesday evening:
("I can tell you today, right
now, tha< I am sure that no fog-
ging has taken place over the last
(".As far as treating the lakes

- yes. That is an ongoing thing
which has been happening over
the last two weeks. It was hap-
pening up until I left Exuma on
"But as far as the fogging goes,
that is something that we would
do annually around the summer
time when the mosquitoes are
there. But since the beginning of
this month, I cannot stand here
and tell you that fogging has tak-
en place in Exuma."
(However, on Tuesday evening
Ministry of Health officials
informed ZNS that it was fog-
ging and treating open water
areas in Exuma.
(Over the past several days,
residents from Exuma have tele-
phoned The Tribune to deny the,
Mjistry's statement that fogging
was iadera'ay at the island
(The last call from ,Ex-aroa was
received at about 4pm. Thursday
and the message was cieac "Gov-
ernmiei hasn't done a damn
fiing here"
(We .osw suggest that Mr
Syinonette and fellow Esumians
get together, find the truth, and
let us know. Ed).

Well done on immigration

EDITOR, The Tribune
ALLOW me to congratulate.
and give kudos to Minister Shane
Gilbson for the fine job he is
doing in rounding up ---- and I
hope sending back all Haitians
caught in our country.
1!'Mr Gibson is the only one with
thq courage to do what should
hav e been done a long time ago.
'There is not one Haitian in the
Bahamas who came here legally.
Everyone of them, with perhaps,
tlhe exception of the Haitian
Ambassador, are here illegally
including those with "work per-
mits" and "Bahamian citizen-
These people got their>
"papers" here in the Bahamas
after they came here illegally. I
think the law says that they have
to be outside the country when

they apply for these papers. What
kind of laws do we have anyway
if we break them or they are not
As for those Haitians caught
in Eleuthera and other Family
Islands who had "work permits
or some status", if.checked, will
find that they originally came
here illegally.
So let Minister Gibson do his
job by any means necessary.
I support him 100 per cent.
Keep up the good work Mr Gib-
son. Don't let anymore or any-
thing deter you from doing your
job or your duty to the Bahamian
A patriotic Bahamian
May 23 2006

(Based on this writer's
premise if each of us goes far
enough back in our family tree
we will probably find that we
have all come here illegally.
There is nothing in the law that
says that a person has to be out-
side of the country to apply for a
work permit. Anyone with citi-
zenship papers is a legal citizen
under the law and anyone hold-
ing a work permit is also legally
(Of course, where the prob-
lem arises is with the illegal
underground operation in which
Haitians were duped into believ-
ing that they were purchasing
'iegal viork permits. This little
eilteipiise, which grew, into a
lucrative trade was started under
the Pindling government it is
not something that arrived on the
scene yesterday. Ed).

Remembering Kayla Lockhart-Edwards

EDITOR, The Tribune
MY love and condolences are
extended to Desmond, Keysha,
Marquin, and the Lockhart fam-
ily. May God's love envelope
you an comfort you.
Kayla has always been special
.to me. rTwo.things I will always
.She was my daughter and she
called me "mtummy" like all oth-
er children.
1 travelled to Washington with
my daughter and the National
Children's Choirs to participate
in the Smithsonian Folk-life Fes-
tival. As we were preparing to
celebrate the Bahamian' Inde-

pendence in Washington she
approached me and said that we
has brought with us, dancers,
singerscooks, junkanoo, but no
g was asked to pay at the
beginning i the church tent and
then asked to preached on Sun-
day which was Independence
Day. I had only one day to pre-
pa-e the message which was tak-
n from Psalms 107:1-8.
Kayla iestructed my daughter
to take mse to a' be a guest
on her sho-w ,'r. ,i i.', Mirror',
at the ed off the interview she
asked me to giv; a spicui.m es.-
sage for a nation's young peo-
ple. quoted from Matihew 6:33.

Sometime later a young man
who was released from prison
came to see me. He said that he
was jailed for two years for a
crime that he did no' commit.
but that he wsoi bicsscd a::..i
encouraged whie.n h ss.w .he
show with Kayisa and mi:.. To
God be the Glory!
I will always remember you
Sleep on..
I will meet you i. the morn-
i, I ;t. -A DEA.N
:. 3,- 28 2006

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appeared in court yesterday
in connection with armed
robbery and firearm posses-
sion charges.
It is alleged that while
being concerned with others
and armed with a gun, 28-
year-old Valentino Deveaux
robbed Eric Murata of a Dell
laptop valued at $3,000.
The incident is alleged to
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March 31.
It was also alleged that on
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concerned with others,
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of a handgun and a rifle with
the intent to endanger the life
of Edward Russell.
Deveaux was also
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conspiracy to commit armed
robbery while being con-
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He was arraigned before
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Award to be presented as
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Thirty-three "unsung
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commitment, dedication and
selfless service" will be hon-
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Nominations are welcomed
for health heroes in adminis-
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munity health, environmen-
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categories), medicine, nurs-
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port services.
They are to be sent to the
Ministry of Health's Deputy
Permanent Secretary Mrs
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3730, Nassau, NP, Bahamas.
The criteria for selecting
health heroes include a
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Social programmes

'fail to reach needy'

THE government's social
programmes are failing to reach
the country's poorest citizens,
according to Minister Melanie
Mrs Griffin added that even
the schemes that are beneficial
are mostly designed for emer-
gencies and therefore do not
empower the most at risk fami-
The result, according to the
Living Conditions Survey, is
that many Bahamians are still
living on less than $8 a day.
During her contribution to
the 2006/2007 budget debate,
Mrs Griffin explained that her
ministry intends to address
these problems directly.
She explained that there
needs to be an "objective means
test" to determine who quali-
fies for social service help.
, "The introduction of this sys-
tem would rely on objective cri-
teria for approval rather than
the subjective process now in
place and would ensure that
there is equality and trans-
parency in the system," Mrs
Griffin said.
"Simply providing a person
with monthly food slips ... or

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* MELANIE Griffin

some other form of assistance
will not necessarily result in
their rise out of poverty," she
"Currently, there is a wide
range of programmes to assist
persons who are poor and indi-
gent but we want to shift the
focus from providing assistance
to capacity building."
One group which the Social
Services Department intends to
empower is disabled persons,
by providing them with more
employment opportunities.
Mrs Griffin explained that
she intends to invite the private
and public sectors particular-
ly employers associations and
trade unions to partner with

her ministry in an employment
fair designed to showcase the
talents of disabled persons.
In June 2004, the Disability
Affair Unit was expanded to
become,a division and is now
located on Eighth Terrace in
In the meantime, officials
from the Ministry of Social Ser-
vices and the Office of the
Attorney General are still seek-
ing to draft legislation to protect
the rights of disabled persons.
The minister yesterday
pledged that the draft document
will be available for public com-
ment and consultation by Octo-
ber 2006.
The consultative process on
the proposed Family and Child
Protection Bill is also under-
"Today consultation has been
done in New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Exuma," she said,
adding that these sessions will
continue throughout June in all
the major islands and will cul-
minate with a final consultation
in New Providence.
The government has allocat-
ed $26.3 million to Social Ser-
vices this year an increase of
almost $2.5 million over what
that ministry was given in the
2005/2006 budget.

Welfare officials reject

horse starvation claim

ANIMAL welfare officials
have rejected neighbours' com-
plaints that horses stabled on
land off Eastern Road were
being starved to death.
.Bahamas Humane Society
last night described the reports
as "inaccurate" and warned
well-intentioned callers to
beware of exaggeration.
The society's statement came
after vets and uniformed offi-
cers examined the horses at the
home of Edward Monroe of
Johnson Road. One of the ani-
mals was said to be lying down
close to death.
"We received a number of
calls about this horse and any
suggestion that it was starved to
death are inaccurate," it added.
"While the environment is
not suited to keeping large
draught horses the condition of
the second horse there is a good
indicator that they were being
fed and watered."
After tests, the society con-
cluded that the sick horse had
colic which, it said, "strikes
quickly and even more experi-
enced owners have lost horses
under similar circumstances."
The statement added: "We
are providing Mr Monroe with
some constructive advice on
keeping horses."
Chief Inspector Stephen
Turnquest said the sick horse
was lying in the yard when he
At first Mr Monroe declined

ilii i

* THE sick horse

the offer of a society vet's ser-
vices, assuring them he had the
matter in hand. "We spoke to
his vet later and kept in touch
with him throughout the fol-
lowing day."
Mr Turnquest said Mr Mon-
roe appeared to be following
his vet's advice by getting fluids
into the horse before trying to
get it on its feet.
Three society officers spent
about three hours trying to help
the owner get the horse up using
ropes, sandbags and hay bales.
"Another veterinarian was
present during the process and
every carq was taken to help the
poor horse," said Mr Tumquest.
"The owner was visibly upset
and everyone worked in earnest
but to no avail as the horse
stopped breathing and died.."
The officer said the society
would always investigate con-
cerns reported to them "but we
would urge callers to keep to
the facts, as exaggerating hin-
ders our inquiries and does not
help the animals. This was a
very sad episode."

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Exuma, Will Be Held On
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At First Baptist Church, 1st
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Will Be Rev. Earle Francis J.P.,i .
Assisted By Rev. Diana Francis. .
Internment Will Follow In "
Lakeview Memorial Gardens '.
J.F.K Drive, Nassau.
Cherished Memories Of Eddie
Are Held By: His Wife Inez
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Monique Toote, MinaLisa Levarity, Dominique Toote And Tadzia
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Angelina Tumquest; Nephewa: Marvin Rolle, Davie, Craig And
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Thaddeus Toote; Niees: Donna Brown, Gena Richardson Of North
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Vanti And Ramona Farquharson; Cousins: Henrietta Maycock,
Janmet Smith, Will Smith Of Ragged Island, Wenzil Smith Of
Toronto, Canada, Chuck., Farrol, And Al Smith, Linda Smith Of
Philadelphia, Pennsylvinia, Spindy Major, Roosevelt And Johnnie
Nixon Of Farmer's Cay, Exuma, Evelyn Deal, Lilly Nixon, Althea
Gibson Of Rock Sound, Eleuthers, Rev. Faith Maycock, Utah
Maycock Of Freeport, Grand Bahama,Ethel King, Swlena Of
Farmer's Cay, Exuma, Brenda Stuart; Uncle: Johnnie Nixon Of
Farmer's Cay, Exuma, Aunt: Eula Nixon Of Pleasant Bay, Andros;
Brothers-In-Law: Eleazor Johnson "The Sailing Barber", Phil
Johnson And Clyde Johnson; Sisters-In-Law: Alice Johnson,
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whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now
already is it in the world. 1 John 4:3

urge this
nation to
wake up
and see
what is
to our
Antichrist is
rampant in
our land.
We cannot
continue to
we must
wake up.

As you can
see I have
been very
successful in
farming and
raising some
of the best
livestock this
nation has
seen. I owe
all my
success to
the almighty
God. Pick
and pay
located on
Road is a
success. I am
urging you
do not be
deceived any
longer, God
is in control.


1. Reduction of the size and cost of government;
2. Tougher Immigration Laws and enforcement;
3. Increased Agriculture nd Fisheries Production in Family Islands;
4. Toughter Enforcement, of Domestic Laws;
5. Increase Funds available to farmers, Small Businessmen and
6. Enforcement of Death Penalty;
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Port Authority chairman, CEO to

allay any fears over appointment

Tribune Freeport Reporter
Port Authority chairman Hannes
Babak and CEO Sir Albert Miller
plan to meet with business persons
in Freeport to allay any fears
regarding Mr Babak's appointment
two weeks ago.
Mr Babak, a very successful busi-
nessman in Freeport, was appoint-
ed chairman on June 1, replacing
former chairman and CEO Julian
Francis, who resigned to pursue
personal business activities.
Since his appointment, there has
been some discontent among sev-
eral persons in the business com-
munity, who feel there is a conflict
of interest due to his business
involvement in Freeport.
Mr Babak, 45, has made signifi-
cant investments over the past 12
years in Freeport, including
Freeport Concrete, the First Com-
mercial Centre and the Home Cen-
He is joined by Sir Albert, 80,
who retired from the Port 10
months ago, but was persuaded to
return as chief executive officer, to
head the company.,
During a press conference in
Port Authority's boardroom on
Wednesday, Sir Albert said: "Even
though there has been all the appre-

#12 St. Albans Dr.

GBPA executives Hannes Babak, chairman, and Sir Albert
Miller, CEO, expect to meet with stakeholders in the business
community next week to allay any fears over the appointment of Mr
(Photo: Denise Maycock)

hension and comments in the press
among the business community, Mr
Babak has withdrawn himself from
his various businesses and he is
intending as he has been invited
to do to be the representative of
the shareholders of the Port
Authority, and I have been invited
to come back as CEO."
Sir Albert stressed that Mr
Babak is an experienced business-
man that has a keen interest in the

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"He has been associated with the
Port Authority in that the most
attractive building on the Mall the
Financial Center was built by Mr
Babak, in partnership with the Port
"We are proud of the fact that
the building is a show-piece. We
are delighted to have had tremen-
dous enjoyment working with Mr
Babak over the years," said Sir
"But, I want to dispel the fears
that the business community might
have about Mr Babik's involve-
ment with the Port Authority. He
has withdrawn from active partici-;
pation in those businesses. And he
will concentrate on the affairs and
development of the Port Authority
and its group of companies."
As CEO, Sir Albert will be
responsible for the day-to-day run-
ning of the group of companies. Mr
Babak will be focus on the "big pic-
ture" of attracting international
investors to Freeport in the interest
of the shareholders.
Sir Albert is confident that he
and Mr Babak "will turn things
around in Freeport."
"Sometimes the fear is in not
knowing what is happening and we
want to be open and frank.
"We will meet with lawyers,
bankers, and accountants and then
we will meet with the business com-
munity and give them the peace of
mind and assurance which they
need'tod support us in ginng fo-'
ward." he said.
Asked whether he, like late
chairman Mr Edward St George,
could attract major international
investors to Freeport, Mr Babak
'said: "It was one of the main rea-
sons why they asked me to take
over the chairmanship of the Port
"I have a lot of international con-
nections and business partners in
the US, and Europe that I think
would be good to grow this island,"
he said.
"I was very happy to convice
Mr Miller to come back to the MI-t
and take over the role of the Ci '"
I was very happy that he did it ta;,
I could have not found anyone bet-
Mr Babak said that withdrawal
from his businesses interests was
the natural thing to do following
his appointment at the Port


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o In brief

Raul Castro:
Cuba 'will

Community courts to make

justice 'accessible to all'

CUBA'S Communist Party
will remain the source of polit-
ical power on the island with or
without Fidel Castro, the presi-
dent's brother Raul Castro said
in comments published Thurs-
day, according to Associated
Raul Castro, the island's
defense minister and designated
successor of 79-year-old Fidel
Castro, dismissed claims that
Cuba's political system would
change dramatically after his
brother is no longer president,
saying the party would quickly
fill any political vacuum.
Raul Castro referred to the
pre-eminent role of his brother,
who led the revolution that tri-
umphed in 1959, as unique -
suggesting that successors may
have a somewhat less promi-
nent status.
As first vice president of the
Council of State, Cuba's
supreme governing body, the
75-year-old is legally designated
to assume his brother's role as
president of the council in the
event of "absence, illness or
death." Fidel Castro turns 80 in
Fire closes
Puerto Rico
airport for
three hours

San Juanr
A FIRE at a restaurant in
Puerto Rico's main airport
delayed several flights by about
three hours on Thursday, offi-
cials said. No one was hurt,
according to Associated Press.
The fire broke out in the
kitchen of the Sports Bar in
Terminal B at 7.40am, said Fred
Sosa, manager of the Luis
Munoz Manin International Air-
port jut outside San Juani.
Firefighters extinguished the
blaze after about 20 minutes.
The terminal, where Delta,
USAirways, Caribbean Sun,
Falcon Air and Sky King air-
lines operate, was temporarily
closed to air out smoke and
clean up water.

THE government has
promised to make justice
"more accessible to everyone"
by establishing community
courts, Attorney General
Allyson Maynard Gibson said
during her contribution to the
budget debate yesterday.
As part of the Swift Justice
initiative, she said, a committee
has been appointed by the
Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall to
look into the establishment of
such courts.
"Community Elders such as
JPs (justices of the peace) will
be invited to serve. This will

be an opportunity for the
award-winning Urban Renew-
al Programme to extended to
Swift Justice within communi-
ties," Mrs Maynard-Gibson
Community courts, she said,
are based on the principle that
it takes a village to raise a child.
"Community elders who
hear complaints in relation to
matters such as graffiti and sim-
ilar offences will be able to
immediately deal with social
and physical disorder and over-
all quality of life in the area,"
she said.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson point-
ed out that urban renewal is
about community building and
improving the lives of ordinary
"An example of what the
community court might do is
mandate that a young person
who painted a wall with graffi-
ti be ordered to remove the
graffiti by repainting the wall
"We shall count on the sup-
port of the bar in the imple-
mentation of these courts,"
Mrs Allyson Maynard Gib-
son said.

Prosecutors to be trained in anti-terrorism

undergo training on anti-ter-
rorism and money launder-
ing as part of the Swift Jus-
tice initiative, according to
Attorney General Allyson-
Maynard Gibson.
She said the Department
of Public Prosecutions has
committed to providing train-
ing for all prosecutors in these
areas, in an effort to keep
abreast of evolving global
standards and requirements.
Under the initiative, the
government is also review-
ing,'with the aid of the judi-
ciary, the number of judges
devoted to, crime, Mrs May-
nard-Gibson said.
She added that the num-
ber of attorneys that focus
on criminal matters is also
under consideration.
Speaking during the bud-
get debate in the House of
Assembly, Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son said that her Swift Justice
initiative is governed by the
maxim: "Swiftly caught, swift-
ly tried and swiftly punished."
The initiative is a pilot pro-
ject designed not only to
prosecute cases that have
been pending for an inordi-
nate length of time, but also
to review the entire system
of bringing matters before
the courts.
Mrs Gibson called for a
team effort on the part of all
judicial institutions including
the police, the probation


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department, the courts, the prison
and the attorney general's office.
"The baton of information
must be passed on swiftly from
hand to hand until we reach
the ultimate goal: justice for the
victims and their families and
for society as a whole," said Mrs

Under the Swift Justice pro-
ject, serious cases such as mur-
der, armed robbery, rape and
other sexual offences will pro-
ceed directly to the Supreme
Court by the Voluntary Bill of
Indictment process.

There will be no need to hold
preliminary inquiry in a Magis-
trate's Court, she explained.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
that under the plan, weekly
meetings will be held to ensure
that forensic witnesses are prop-
erly briefed, notified and in

place to give their evidence at
the appropriate time.
The meetings, she said, will
also allow for constant collabo-
ration between legal officers
and police to ensure that cases
do not fail on technicalities or
lack of proper planning.

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School projects 'must

be done by September'

3uttkr's IJumral x'mr es

& (remaiatrrium
Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas

construction of a pre-school unit
in Simms and a bathroom block
for Mangr. ve Busih F inary
School .vei (- in the est-limates for
the 2002/2003 budget but have
yet to be been built
According to Mr Cartwright,
the PTA of Deadman's Cay Pri-
mary are building the primary
school up to the belt course and

SCHOOL expansion and
construction projects in Long
Island must be finished before
the new school year because of
the high enrollment expecta-
tions for September, MP Larry
Cartwright said.
Mr Cartwright said that ihe

* LARRY Cartwright

are asking the government to
complete the construction.
"At the present the founda-
tion has been poured, materi-
als are on site and as soon as
the rain holds up, the rough
floor will be poured and the
blocks laid," he said. "This
school has suffered from
cramped conditions since the
amalgamation of primary
schools in Long Island years
Mr Cartwright said that with-
out the new classroom block,
the school would not be able to
handle the large enrollment in
He also commended the
work of teachers throughout the
country, stating that they are
doing fine work under extreme-
ly adverse conditions for unrea-
sonable pay and few benefits.
The MP told the story of a
principal with impeccable qual-
ifications who worked for over
30 years as a civil servant -- and
upon retirement, received a
pension 90 per cent less than a
foreman at one of the govern-
ment corporations who never
attended high school or univer-
sity and only worked just over
half of the pensionable 30 years
because he had reached the cut
off date at age 60.
"I think the foreman got his
due, but in my humble opinion
the teacher was short-changed
by the system," said Mr
"Please consider the plight of
our teachers. Well paid teachers
will be happy teachers; happy

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SSunday. June 18 Wednesda;. June 21'

S7 PM Nightll, Except Sunday, 6:30 PM

J Sunday, June 19'h
7 AM Fr. DeAngelo Bo0e
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teachers will foster happy class
rooms with happy pupils; happy
pupils in happy classrooms will
produce good grades that all of
us will be proud of," he said.

For thestorie

behig]nd the

of Fowler Street and formerly
of Fresh Creek, Andros will be
held on Saturday, June 17th,
2006 at 10:00 a.m. at St.
Barnabas Anglican Church,
Wulff and Baillou Hill Roads.
Officiating will be The Rt. Rev.
Gilbert A. Thompson Assisted
by Canon Basil Tynes and
Other Ministers of the Clergy.
Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier


Left to cherish her memories are her Three (3) daughters;
Betty Kerr, Emily and Vivian Miller; Three (3) Sons; Vincent,
Shervin and Charley Miller; Two (2) Adopted daughters:
Sarah Bowleg and Dian Smith; Three (3) G(auid--sons;
Sashewan, Shervin and Charles Miller Jr.; One (1) Grand-
daughter; Sydni Kerr; One (1) Son-in-law; Jeffrey Kerr;
One (1) Sister; Betty Cooper; Three (3) Brothers; Philip
and Langton Gay and Winston Ashe; Two (2) Sisters-in-
law; Eulean Kerr and Shirley Gay; One (1) Aunt; Irie Cooper;
Nieces; Kim, Karen and Maureen Pinder, Isabella and Betty
Cooper, Phillippa, Thelma, Kenya and Alicia Gay, Martha
Brown, Sdnia and Cassia Gay, Crystal Corbette, Yvonne,
Deborah and Sherry Conley, Lepeche Brown, and Diandra
Swain; Nephews; Charles Gay Jr., Morgan Graham, Jeff
and Michael Pinder, Jeremiah, Henry, Norman and Calvin
Cooper, Mario, Marvin, Henry, Valentino, Sidney, Wilfred
and Phillip Gay Jr., Thomas Jr., Burkett, Raymond, Patrick.
Foster and Spence Dorsett and a host of other relatives and
friends including; Amy Gay and family, Dr. Norman Gay
and family, Leroy Gay and family, Rose Butler and family,
Janice and Stephanie Miller, Sabrina and Faye Graham,
Wilmore, Henry, Charles, Sidney and Louis Dames, Lady
Maguerite Pindling and family, Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin
MP, Cessorina Francis, Sylvia Role, Catherine Johnson,
Elsie Chandler, Elizabeth Lockhart, Marion and Zelda
Saunders, Jennie and Mavis Holbert, Dorothy Cox, Peggy
Strachan, Corinne and Stephanie Mitchell, Leila Greene.
Leona Ferguson, Constance Adderley, Mildred Bowe, Dr.
Reginald Carey, Vylma Thompson-Curling, Verna Elcott,
the Minnis family, Veronica Reid, Marlene Stewart, The Staff
of Chickcharnie Hotel, Officers and Members of The
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and many others too
numerous to mention.
Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes
and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Fi id.', firorn
10:00 an. m until, 5 j p n.. ailid ,ii Saturday from ''i ;i I'
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PAGE,,, FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006



FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006, PAGE 9

The real Adrian

Gibson stands up

HERE I am. Mr Mitchell! I
am 21 years old. have just com-
pleted a bachelor's degree at
COB and am neither a nom de
plume for John Marquis nor
Eileen Carron. I do exist.
Ironically, on November 18,
1999. Mr Mitchell questioned
the existence of a letter writer to
The Tribune, Fredericka Fraser,
wvho he claimed attacked him.
Mr Mitchell even vent as far
as to suggest that M. r rasei was
the sister ot Punch columnist P
Anthony While. who shared
similar views Yet. in the same
paragraph, he questioned why
'one', presumably Mr White,
would hide behind a nom de
On May 28, 2006, 1 wa scur-
rilously attacked on Fred
Mitchell's website. where I was
referred to as "the jackass of
the week" among other childic';l
maligning jargon (severai yc "
ago Mr Mitchell called. Fred
Smith the same).
While the site purports to ihe
imnai-tged by a Russell Dames.
;h-. language used is eerily sim- tco its predecessor, wh, .h
Aas witten o y Prced M't.:i h
Here, those behind the snue
queried my existence theen con
tradicted their uncertainltw's h
stating thai I am "an c ,iibii
rassment for the Negroi i acdt i
the Bahamas". Someone that
does not exist should be 11 ino
particular race. The site ai.. used
me of being so "puffed up
about myself that 1 couldn't see
the forest for trees, jarringly
similar to Mr Mitchell's descrip-
tion of then Guardian managing
editor. Oswald Brown on Octo-
ber 24 1999
Believe what you may, but
will the real Fred Mitchell
please stand up? Based upon
Mitchell's previous comments
in the House of Assembly, as
well as his weekly diatribe on
the internet, his self-obsession
causes him to believe that
everyone has an inexplicable
and visceral dislike of him.
The boorish knavery of the
current website's content should
he souindIy condemned.' ls uase
of the race card in i-refurini, to



my views as "sill), and IUniJi,
I omimish' are similar to' those
used about Hubert Ingraham
Oswald Brown and almost any
one with an opposing opinion
Theiy ;i all btainded [Unclt
I am)lls
On January 17 1999 Mr
i ,I.l II stated that Huberl
lugraham had taken 'Ulncii
f :niisi to a ,ewk level when
Si .Stafford Sands was place
on the ten dollar bill. suggesting
that his tombstone would read:
"Here lies Hubert Ingraham,
former PM of the Common-
wealth of the Bahamas, a seri
ous mistake, and a great Uncle
Mr Mitchell's asinine com-
ments and use of the race card
shows some insecurity ani.
appears to represent a seriou'
inferiority complex. The mis
leading commentary on his for-
mer website suggests a pervert-
ed misunderstanding of the
truth and a knack of spreading
self-aggrandising propaganda.
Since 2002, Mr Mitchell has
been a peripatetic foreign min-
ister, globetrotting on taxpay
ers' dollars without any appar-
ent results, while levelling non-
sensical attacks at the press and
.:journalists with the immunity

and protection of the House of
Himself once a "journalist"
Mr Mitchell knows the obliga-
tions of reporters, yet he pro-
ceeds to scatologically attack
them now that he has tem-
porarily graced the House of
Assembly with his presence, I
believe that his assault upon the
press may just be a ploy to get
coverage particularly the cov-
eted front page that he previ-
ously accused Oswald Brown of
denying him.
When a grow. a-lian resorts
it such elementary tactics, it
appears he may be tioo insecure
for public life
According to Mi Mitchell's
website, lhe/they 'tried to give
(me) the benefit of (their)
advice to free (myself) from the
inerltal slavery of the Carron
household" If the website
w was .,ii .-, in'1 IL it would be
obvious that Mrs Carron and I
disagree on several topics,
including the deportation of the
Cuban doctors. the war in Iraq
and the Bahamas' strengthen-
ing relationship with Cuba.
However, we refuse to resort
to name calling and libellous
attacks upon each other. Since
Mr Mitchell cannot make strong
arguments on the facts, he and
his cohorts resort to name call-

The irony is that he now
attacks The Tribune in his
capacity as minister, yet it was
the Carron household that pub-
lished his absolute drivel when
other papers refused.
This same Fred Mitchell who
now criticises The Tribune as
"trashy" once said it was the
fairest newspaper in the
Bahamas. Boy, I tell ya, mouth
can say anything!
ajbahama@hotmail. corn


The Central Bank of The Bahamas Is proud to announce Its Twenty Third Annual Art Competition
and.Exhibltion to be held-from Monday, November 6 to December 1, 2006. The Grand opening
and Awards Presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at S:30pm.
The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognize and encourage young Bahamians
who demonstrate talent In the visual arts.
To qualify, participants must be citizens of The Bahamas age 26 and under, who are not
involved in commercial sales of artwork.

There are no restrictions as to the theme of works to be entered in the competition, however,
works reflecting aspects of Bahamian culture and of an experimental nature are encouraged.
Each artist rrust submit only three (3) works In any of the following media:
o Drawing
o Painting
o Print
o Collage
o Other pictorial presentation
Failure to present the required number of works may result In disqualification from the
competition and exhibition.
The entries must meet the folr6wing requirements:-
1. Each entry must be the authentic work of the participating artist.
2. Repeat entries will not be accepted and artists are encouraged to submit original works
completed within the la_ ------. .........
3. Artists must demonstrate imagination in concept and In skillful use of materials.
4. Paintings and drawings must be properly presented and should be framed unless artist
chooses to omit It as part of creative process. All works must have screw eyes and
hanging wire attached to rear.
5. Two-dimensional art works should be no larger than 30" by 40".
1. All art works selected for exhibition shall remain In the custody of the Bank for the entire
period of the exhibition.
2. Artists are requested to indicate whether they wish to sell their work and to submit a
reasonable suggested price for each piece. All sales by the Bank, on behalf of artists, will
be considered binding.

A panel of Judges will select the award winning entries which will be eligible to receive cash
$Cholarslps will be awarded to deserving artists based on their overall presentation and the
assessment by the judges. The scholarships will be tenable at the College of The Bahamas or
a accredited College outside The Bahamas for the study of art.

SGovernor's Choice Award
This will be presented :o the artist selected by the Governor as having the most
outstanding display of artwork in the Competition and Exhibition.
Best Participating School
The recipient of thisaward will be the school with the best overall participation in
terms of the quality of work.
SSpecial Scholarship Award
This award will be given, .in addition to the usual scholarship awards, to the
deserving Individual for completion of a two year Associate's Degree in Art at The
SCollege of The Bahamas.
Sualities such as originality of exresson, creative use of materials and presentation are among
omre of th iteFl eThe Judges reserve the- right tib lsqu-aiify any elt where there
\is doubt as to authenticity.
',The Central Bank stipulates that award winning entries will become te property of the Bank.
Participants therefore enter this competition In agreement that the Central Bank be allowed to
display winning pieces In any forum including but not limited to the Central Bank's webslte. All
other entries will be offered for sale during the exhibition.

Entry Forms may be obtained from the CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS, or from website or
from local news papers and in the Family Islands at the ADMINISTRATOR'S OFFICE or the
of the entries must be submitted with the Entry Form by FRIDAY, 8, September, 2006.
l entries must be delivered to the Central Bank of the Bahamas no later than FRIDAY, 20*
"-cober, 2006.
NB: All enies submntted will beJudged, however, only works of tMe highest quality
and presented In accordance wth the guidelines wlll be exhibited. Wort not
exhlbted wll be stored only for 60 days after opening of exhibition. The
Central Bank of The Bahamas willnot be responsible for works left beyond this

Na e of Artist:................................ ......................................................................
Age of Artist:........................................ Date of Birth .....................................................
Place of Birth :................................................................................... ...................
Address: ........................................................................................

TELEPHONE:... ............. ........... ................(H) ................... ................... ..............(W
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INDICATE MEDIA OF WORK: ..................................................................................................

Should any of my entries be chosen for either of the awards available, I agree to allow the Central
Bank of the Bahamas to display that entry (those entries) in any forum including but not limited
,to the Central Bank's website.

Signature:........................................................ Date........... .......................



Kindly type or print please

Name of Artist (Mr./Ms./Mrs.)
first Name: ..................................... Initial ............... Last Name: ..... ........................
Title of Work: ........................................................................................

Telephone Contact:

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#10 Palmetto Avenue & Acklins Street
P.O. Box N-3572
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 326-5773

S a resident of Sir Lynden Pindling Estates,
SNassau and formerly of James Cistern,
Eleuthera will be held on Saturday June 17th,
S2006 at 10:00am at the Church of God of
Prophecy, Elizabeth Estates. Officiating will
be Bishop Ghaly Swann and Pastor Dwight
SFerguson. Interment will follow in the
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Rolle of
Grand Bahama; three children, Tyrek,
Daijanay and Tyaijah Rolle; his mother,
Nathalie Whyte of James Cistern, Eleuthera; one step-father, Dewitt Whyte
of James Cistern, Eleuthera; three sisters, Karen Simmons, Nurse Melda
Hanna Ferguson and Bertha Hollingsworth; two brothers, Brian and Douglas
Rolle; eight aunts, Mariam Knowles, Olga Bowels, Ivy and Lavera Rolle,
Evelyn Johnson, Remonda Moore, Daisy and Patricia Bethel; seven uncles,
Godfrey Johnson, George Knowles, Nathaniel Rolle, Nelson, James, Claudius
and Lebran Bethel; eight brothers-in-law, Alfredo Bridgewater, Timothy,
Nathan and Randy Russell Jr., Leevan Knowles, Colyn Hollingsworth,
Salathiel Simmons and Wilfred Ferguson; 4 sisters-in-law, Clyphane
Bridgewater, Natasha Lockhart, Diane and Sandra Russell; two mother's-
in-law, Alfreda Russell and Millerine Bridgewater; two father's-in-law,
Rudolph Russel and Henry Bridgewater; a host of other relatives and friends
including, Adrian Butterfield, Alexander Archer, Kevin Higgs, Harnet
Goldbold and family of Miami Florida, Grants Twon Wesley Methodist
Church, Church of God of Prophecy, Elizabeth Estates, St. Judes Anglican
Church, Smith's Point, Grand Bahama, The Seventh Day Adventist Church,
the Green family, the Swann family, the Ferguson family, the Buchanan
family, the Bridgewater family, the Whyte, Columbus, the Bethel family,
the Petty family, the Rolle family, the Simmons family, the entire community
of Sir Lynden Pindling estates and James Cistern, Eleuthera.
Friends may pay their last respects to Newbold Brother Chapel, Nassau,
Bahamas on Friday, June 16th, 2006 from 10am to 5pm and at Church of
God of Prophecy, Elizabeth Estates on Saturday June 17th, 2006 from 9am
to service time.
In lieu of floral tributes and wreaths, the family requests that donations be
sent to Commonwealth bank, Wulf Road brand to account #7055037046


ayer Funeral Home Crematorium
Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301


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Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055

of Hatchet Bay Eleuthera, will be held on
Sunday 1 :00 p.m. at St. Mark's Methodist
Church Hatchet Bay Eleuthera. Rev. Godfrey
Bethell assisted by Rev. Denzil Clarke will
officiate and interment will follow in Big Bay
Cemetery Hatchet Bay Eleuthera.

J Cherished memory are held; 4 daughters,
Irene Stubbs, Francilda Cargill, Marilyn Rolle
and Keva Roberts; 5 sons, Hudson, Morris,
Rev. Denzil Clarke, Kenny and Clinton Clarke;
grand-children, Angela, Lavern, Carlton, Cardinal, Dianne, Melinda,
Jeffrey, Melissa and Antonia Clarke, ClaudiaWilson, Alana Dwaner and
Ursula Clarke, Melanie, Kendall, Demetrius, Maurice and Morissa Clarke,
Monique Martin, Chantel and Lenishka Stubbs, Dian Johnson, Donahue,
and Kenu Cargill, Erica Burrows, Kenria Johnson, Denzil Jr., and Desmond
Clarke, Nadia Fox, Mechie, David Jr,,Damian and Anishka Clarke,
Kadrianne, Shenica and Daniel Clarlke, Kendra Pinder, Cheslea Woods,
Javaro Kemp, Quant and Haysalah Rolle, Anarita Grant, Ashley, Shenik
and Clifton Clarkle,, Mikeo and Mekayva Roberts and Dian Johnson; 50
great grand-children; 6 sisters, Daisy Ferguson, Joyce Gibson, Cynthia
Miller, Coral Pinder, Esther Rolle and Prescola Fox; 1 aunt, Myrtis
Farrington; 16 nieces, Paula Rolle, Myra Kemp, Mary Farrington, Lizzieann
Taylor, Janice Pinder, Janice-Mullings, Pamela Watts, Tina Ramsey, Nova
Irving, Hopel and Petra Fox, Alicia, Katanya, Charmaine and Mikoa Rolle
and Latoya Bastian; 15 nephews, Reid, Gilbert, Gordon and Mark Kemp,
Daniel, Frederick and Clarke Ferguson, Kevin and Clayton Johnson, Andil
Miller, Matthew Louis, Llarento, Shannon Fox and Brian Rolle; 3 daughters-
in-law, Vernita, Susan and Paula Clarke; 2 sons-in-law, Hasten Rolle and
Michael Roberts; 9 sisters-in-law, Freida Johnson, Ida, Erma, Marion,
Priscella and Sybeline Clarke, Rebecca Ferguson, Viola Rolle, and
Fredamae Forbes; 6 brothers-in-law, Spence Pinder, Ezekiel Rolle, Audley
and Timothy Clarke, Rev. Dr. Irvin Clarke and Kingsley Forbes, a host of
other relatives and friends include, St. Mark's Methodist Church family,
Patsy Johnson, Edith Hanna, Rhoda McQueen and Lydia Scavella,
Coastline Community Centre Nursing Home family, and St. Michael's
Methodist Church family.
Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
DRIVE on Friday from 9:30-12:00 noon and at St. Catherine's Catholic
Church in Hatchet Bay on Friday from 6:00-10:00 p.m. and on Sunday
at St. Mark's Methodist Church from 12:00 noon. to service time.


"of Lakeview Road, Big Pond
Subdivision. will be held on
r .Saturday 1pm at Prevailing Church Of
SGod In Christ, Deveaux Street. Bishop
George Burns will officiate and
interment will follow in the Southern
Cemetery. Cowpen and Spikenard

Fond memories are held by his father, Vernon Brown Sr;
stepmother, Sherily Brown; 10 brothers, Rodger, Glenroy,
Bradley, Anthony, Tyrone, Jeffrey, Gregory, Sean and Terives
Brown; six sisters, Sandra Clarke, Cora Ferguson, Lerline and
Portia Brown and Patrice Munroe; 10 aunts, Dolly Saunders,
Margaret Edgecombe, Gorgie Wright, Faydora Munroe,
Charlotte McKenzie, Edith Lloyd and Martha Taylor; three
uncles, Johnny Bethel, Ralph and Roy Brown; numerous
nieces and nephews including Jermaine, Jay, Tommy Jr,
Valentino, Tomiko, Ricardo Jr, Michael, Glenroy Jr, Roderick,
Shenika, Tina, Gobbneil, Terril, Jeffery Jr, Dominique,
Tomasina, Darcel, Ciara Glendina and Frankdisha; two brothers-
in-law, Ricardo Ferguson Sr and Franklin Simmons; numerous
cousins including, Ednamae Munnings, Bloneva, Delores,
Johnnie, Tonkey and Geno Edgecombe, Perry, Standford and
Kirkwood Sweeting, Anthony Green, Judy Simmons, Brenda
Rolle, Basil Saunders, Juanita Romer, Donna Patton, Jackie
Rblle and Lillis Stuart; a host of other relatives and friends
including, Roselee Rolle, the Sandilands family, the McKenzie
family and the entire community of Big Pond Subdivision.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL
Independence Dive on Friday from 1pm -7pm and on Saturday
at the church from 12noon to service time.


of #8 Sparshalt Circle, Freeport will
be held 11am Sunday, June 18, 2006
at Shiloh S.D.A. Church, Torcross
Drive, Freeport. Officiating: Pastor
Henry Moncur.

pI She is survived by three children, Clara
S Lowe, Glendina Storr-Roy, and Darell
Storr; grandchildren, Jetaime, Jennie-Marie, Glen Alexandra and
Dawnique; sons-in-law, Daniel Lowe and Robert Sweeting;
brothers, Dr. Leroy "Duke" Hanna, Eugiene and William
Sweeting, Godfrey, Ivan, Phillip, Leslie, Donville and Van
Roberts; sisters, Ivy Sweeting-Butler, Doreen Hanna, Ernestine
Ward, Sandra Barrett and the Davis sisters; brothers-in-law, Paul
Butler Sr., Gerad Hanna, Cephas Ward, Edward Barett, Eldridge
Sands, Davis and Humes; brothers, sisters-in-law, Joan Hanna,
Mary, Melanie, Susie and Bridget Roberts, Doris Sands and
Marcella Sweeting; aunts, Miriam Smith-Shell and Maxine
Stevens; cousins, Ruth Glinton, Glorian and Brunell Storr,
Rowena Thompson and family, the Caroll and Barr family,
Cynthia Smith and family, Elizabeth Brennen, Charles McPhee,
Wilton Colebrook and family, Linda Sastre and Stevens family,
godchildren, Constance Desmond, Rochelle, Eustace and Eustacia;
numerous nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral
Home & Crematorium on Queens Highway, Freeport on Saturday,
June 17, 2006 from 12 noon to 6pm.

In lieu of floral arrangements, donations may be sent to The
Sasoon Heart Foundations, P.O. Box N-6189.

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006, PAGE 11


Pro-whaling countries set to take

control of group that bans practice

San Juan
PRO-WHALING nations are
expected to take control of the
International Whaling Cormis-
sion when it gathers this week.
giving those who favor whaling a
majority for the fist time since a
1986 ban on the practice. accord-
ing to Associated Press.
The expected shift to a pro-
whaling majority comes alter
years of lobbying by Japan to
get developing nations to join
the IWC. Environmental groups
accuse developing nations of
voting with Japan in exchange
for aid which Japan denies.
Delegates from 70 nations
will attend the annual meeting
that starts Friday in the
Caribbean island of St Kitls.

FROM page one

Currently there is no vaccine
for malaria on the market and
increasing areas of choroquine
resistant Plasmodium falci-
parum have been reported.
With the successful recovery
of these five patients to choro-
quine, however, there may not
be a problem of resistance in
What choroquine does is

Countries that have joined the
IWC rhis year are Cambodia,
Giatemala, Isiaci and the Mar-
shail Islands.
Ihe 198h ban was a major vic-
tory for environmentalist in pro-
tecting several species that were
near extinction after centuries
of whaling Pro-whaling nations
argue populations have risen.
Raphael Archibald, a
spokesman for the St Kitts del-
egation, said the focus should
shift from strict conservation to
sustainable fishing and whaling.
"There are stocks of whales
that are very abundant. What's
the idea of having them just
there, increasing, increasing and
increasing." he said.
Pro-whaling countries would
need a 75 per cent majority to
repeal the ban considered


enter the red blood cells and
interferes with an enzyme that
the parasite needs in order to
survive. It also decreases DNA
synthesis in the parasite.
The parasite needs an acidic
environment. The choroquine
changes this environment
therefore the parasite is unable
to digest the blood substance

FROM page one

dren and pregnant women in areas with high
On Thursday, the Ministry of Health
announced that 16 people, to date, have tested
positive for the malaria disease, and of the 16, five
were said to have been discharged from immedi-
ate medical care. They emphasized that the dis-
ease cannot be transmitted through human to
human contact, as it is only spread when an per-
son is bitten byan infected Anoepheles mosqui-
In a past advisory, health officials said that
they did not expect any further local transmissions
of the malaria disease, as their reports indicate no
evidence of the Anoepheles mosquito in Exu:

In reaching this conclusioS,. Dr

Dah-lRegis said

* THE tail of a southern right whale emerges from the waters of
the Atlantic Ocean
(Photo: AP Archive)

unlikely -but a simple iimljlo il\
will allow them to make signif-
icant changes.

It makes conditions ha
the parasite by decreasir
environment and by de
ing DNA synthesis, a
inhibiting certain enzym
result in a build up of tox
stances that kills the par
Nevertheless, an eff
vaccine against malar
been developed and co
licensed by 2010, scienti
The vaccine was used t
tect 2,022 children in M

Malaria screen
officials have gone into several different a
Exuma and have sampled all ponds and
collection looking for signs of the mosquito
Additionally, she said that officials have se
for mosquitoes and even offered these
human bait to determine that the mosqui
been eradicated.
Dr Dahl-Regis provided a schedule ou
the "fogging" exercises carried out by the
ministry, despite recent reports by Exur
Anthony Moss that no such exercises hac
Health officials promise to keep the
updated on its findings and. at the same
cautioned them to take the'necessary p
tions against the further spread and infect

"They'll be able to control
the voice of the IWC and make
statements under the organisa-

bique and cut the risk of devel-
rsh for hoping severe malaria by 58 per
ig acid cent.
*creas- Meanwhile the ministry is
nd by currently awaiting reports from
es that the readings of 200 slides taken
ic sub- from persons residing or work-
asite. ing in Exuma.
ective The surveillance teams in
ia has Exuma are continuing their
uld be efforts within the local com-
sts say. munities and are making steady
o pro- progress.
Iozam- There has been no increase
.............. in the larvae or mosquito
ng Once again, the ministry
reminded the public of the
areas in need to discard all collections
water of unused or stagnant water
larvae. andto ensure that exposed
t traps areas of their bodies are cov-
lves as ered at night.
ito had The use of insect repellents is
strongly advised.
itlining Anyone with fever chills,
health aches and pains should seek
na MP medical attention so that they
Taken may be properly advised
and tested and treated if nec-
public essary.
time, Inquiries may be directed to
reca-, the Department of Public
tion Health at 502-4740 or 502-4846.
tion .

tion's banner in support of com-
mercial whaling," said Bill Hog-
arth, head of the US delegation,
which votes with anti-whaling
countries like Australia and
New Zealand.
In the Caribbean, Japan has
given six countries St. Lucia,
St. Vincent, Antigua, Dominica,
Grenada and St. Kitts more
than US$100 million in fishing
aid since 1998. Most of them
have backed Japan on whaling.
The meeting will be a fight
for "the heart and soul" of the
IWC, said Vassili Papastavrou,
a whale biologist for the US-
based International Fund for
Animal Welfare.
"It will be in the hands of the
whalers for the first time since
the 1970s," he said. "It's like.
putting the fox in charge of the

hen house."
Both Japan and Iceland use
a loophole to kill whales for sci-
entific research which critics
call a sham and sell the car-
casses. Norway is the only coun-
try that ignores the moratorium
and openly conducts commer-
cial whaling. Tribal groups con-
duct whaling under IWC rules
that allow them to hunt the sea
mammals for subsistence.
Top on the agenda for the
new pro-whaling majority will
likely be a push for secret bal-
lots, Papastavrou said.
"They want to make deci-
sions in the dark because their
support of whale hunting poli-
cies will not stand public scruti-
ny," he said.
The meeting runs through
June 20.

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Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: New
Providence Community Centre: Mondays -
6pm to 7pm. The Kirk: Mondays 730pm to

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support
group meets the first Monday of each month at
6:30pm at New Providence Community Centre,
Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood
sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing is
available. For more info call 702.4646 or

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


Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British
Colonial Hilton Monday's at 7pm Club
612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort, Cable Beach Club 3596 meets at
the British Colonial Hilton Mondays at 7pm.

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


NEW "Fom Flle to orgven Te Bhama PrsonImntsCoirpeet

LIVE MUSIC @ The Buzz, Nassau's Weekly
Jam Session & Musicians Hook-up. Located
East Bay Street two doors East of Esso On The

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


Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: New
Providence Community Centre: Wednesday -
7pm to 8pm. The Nassau Group: Rosetta
Street, Wednesday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to


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

& RESTAURANTS @ Club Nirvana: Tuesday nights at
Club Nirvana, Elizabeth Avenue, have been
dubbed Every tenth female patron is
allowed into the club absolutely free and is giv-
en a complimentary glass of Carlo Rossi. Tues-
day nights also include the Carlo Rossi's Hot
Body Competition. Hosted by Daddi Renzi
and music provided by DJ Ai from 100 Jamz.
Master Chef Devito Bodie provides scrump-
tious appetizers.


Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Tuesday 6pm to
7pm/8:30pm to 9:30pm.

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month
at their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centre-
ville. Call 323.4482 for more info.

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held
6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau GymNastics Sea-
grapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364.8423 to register
for more info.


Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday,
7:30pm @ C C Sweeting Senior School's Dining
Room, College Avenue off Moss Road Club
Cousteau 7343 meets Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the
Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central
Andros Club 7178 meets each Tuesday at
6pm at the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, 3rd
Terrace, Centreville.

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

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every sec-
*ond Tuesday, 6:30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM
Office, 4th floor meeting room.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Tuesday, 6:30pm at the British Colonial Hilton.
Please call 502.4842/377.4589 for more info.


TM Club 753494 meets every Wednesday,
6pm-8pm in.the Solomon's Building, East-West
Highway. TM Club 2437 meets the 2nd and 4th
Wednesday of each month at C C Sweeting
Senior High School, Oakes Field.

International Training in Communication,
Essence Club #3[73 holds its bi-monthly meet-
ings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each
month at Doctor's Hospital Conference Room.

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


New Free public health lectures featuring
distinguished physicians are held at Doctors
Hospital every third Thursday of the month at
6pm in the Doctors Hospital Conference
Room. Free screenings between 5pm & 6pm.
For more information call 302-4603.

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Thursday 6pm to
7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The Kirk: Thursdays -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held
6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau GymNastics Sea-
grapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364.8423 to register
or for more info.

REACH Resources & Education for Autism
and related Challenges meets from 7pm 9pm
the second Thursday of each month in the cafe-
teria of the BEC building, Blue Hill Road.


New The National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas starts the summer season off with a
bang with a new installment of our 'Summer
Film Series' focusing on films from the
Caribbean and African Diaspora.
"Amores Perros" (Mexico) on Thursday, June
All films are free and open to the general pub-
lic. Films begin at 8pm and take place at the
NAGB's Outdoor Cinema on West Hill Street.
Due to the content of some of the films, we
urge parents not to bring children under the
age of 17

New The NAGB is proud to launch its Sum-
mer Dance Programme with Roderick John-

son, noted Bahamian dancer, teacher and
choreographer. In a special preview of our
summer of dance, Mr Johnson will speak on
"Bahamian Dance" on Thursday, June 22 at


TM Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @
British Colonial Hilton.
TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @
SuperClubs Breezes.

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

Music provided by DJ X. Heading south on
Gladstone Road, Kendal's is located immedi-
ately past Moss Gas station.


Junkanoo Summer Festival Heritage and Cul-
tural Extravaganza will be held at Arawak
Cay every Saturday between June 9 and July 29
from 2 to 11pm.

Junkanoo Summer Festival Box Cart Derby -
will be held on Marcus Bethel Way every Sat-
urday between June 9 and July 29, from 2 to

Back by popular demand NAGB has invited
David Weech again to do another installment
of his popular Kite Making Workshop for kids
and parents to take place on Saturday June 17
at 10am. Please call the Gallery early to secure
your space in what promises to be another fun


Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Saturday mornings -
10am to 11am.

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every
rnir*A C-fA-uuytipm x Ap -ugu .-

ht ird Saturday, 2:30pm (except August and
December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor
FRIDAY 1 Close, Shirley Street.

Cafe Europa on Charlotte Street North, kicks
off every Friday night with Happy Hour... spe-
cial drinks, live music/DJ from 6pm to 9pm and
Nassau's first European Night Restaurant -
Open Friday night till Saturday morning 5am,
serving hot food/and take out music, drinks
and an English breakfast. Cafe Europa...the
perfect place to spend your night out till the


Junkanoo Summer Festival, Street Party, will
be held on Woodes Rodgers Wharf every Fri-
day between June 9 and July 29, from 1 to

Roderick Johnson will be teaching open dance
classes @ the NAGB on Friday nights at 6pm
* On Friday, June 23, there will be a motiva-
tional session entitled "The Way We Move"
where participants will learn principles of coor-
dination, rhythm and new dance steps. On
Friday, June 30 is the "Ballroom and Romantic
Dances" class where traditional dances like the
Tango, Salsa, Waltz and Fox Trot will be
taught. There will be a small donation for each
session and participants are encouraged to
wear comfortable fitting clothes and shoes.


Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Fridays 6pm to 7pm
& 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart Church -
Fridays @ 6pm to 7pm
New Providence Community Centre: Fridays @
7pm to 8pm.


TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas
Baptist Community College Rm A19, Jean St.

Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second
Friday of each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus Cen-
tre at St Augustine's Monestary. For more info
call 325.1947 after 4pm.


Sun City Entertainment presents Saturday &
Sunday night functions for the alternative
lifestyle crowd (Gay) at Kendal's Auto Garage
on Gladstone road from 11:30pm to 4am.

Doctors Hospital CPR and First Aid classes
are offered every third Saturday of the month
from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hospital
Community Training Representative at
302.4732 for more information and learn to
save a life today.

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



Traveller's Rest Restaurant, West Bay Street,
features special entertainment Gernie,
Tabitha and the Caribbean Express every
Sunday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

New Mr Caribbean Bahamas competition
will be held July 15 to 23. Under the theme,
"Seduction Surrender", the final night of com-
petition will be held on Sunday, July 23 at 8pm
in the Rain Forest Theatre. The show will be
hosted by Olympic medalist, Ato Boldon,
America's Next Top Model (Season Three),
Eva Pigford, and Bahamian radio personality,
Krissy Luv. There will also be an after party
immediately following the Mr Caribbean
Bahamas Competition to meet the winner of
the competition, delegates, the international
judges, and celebrity hosts.


Junkanoo Summer Festival Royal Poinciana
Tea Party will be held in Government House
Gardens, every Sunday between June 9 and
July 29, from 3 to 6pm.

Junkanoo Summer Festival Old Town Jazz at
Sandyport will be held at the Olde Town
Sandyport every Sunday between June 9 July
29 from 4 8pm.


Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday 6pm to 7pm
/ 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Send all your civic and social events to
The Tribune
via fax: 328.2398 or e-maik ydeleveaux@ there in subject line

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EURTHMICS Dance Studio will hold its annu-
al dance production at the Rainforest Theatre
ai the Wyndham on June 18 and 19.
Held on Father's Day, the dance production
will be an occasion used to celebrate fathers,
Lawrence Carroll, founding director of Eurth-
mics Dance Studio, said.
The event will feature dance in its various
forms modern, ballet, classical, tap and pointe.
Mr Carroll said that he and his wife Gabrielle

C Br(l. iho is also one of the directors, intend to
acknowledge the many fathers who go unrecog-
"As a fatnrer, and because most of the chil-
dren that jJ.end the school are brought by
their fathers. 1 think that there are some good
fathers who are deserving of such an event," he
Founded in September 1994, Eurthmics teach-
es adults and children as young as three how to
dance in different stages.
'There are many persons out there who do

noi lakl-: !he art of dance seriously and therefore
caniinoi prneciate the messages that it brings,
sai Me CIarr, il,
After returning home from the Ryerson Uni-
ver:sit s eciiving a masters degree in theatre
arts, Mr Canroll and his wife decided to open a
dance school.
Mr Carroll said his main focus is to promote
students that are technically strong. He said also
that he would like to one day see at least one of
his students on television dancing in the interna-
tional arena, for example on Broadway.

Decision on

separate trials

or Farrington

due today

FROM page one

Grand Bahama to New Provi-
dence Supreme Court to avoid
iury prejudice.
According to the prosecu-
tors Robin's death was in no
way connected to the deaths
of the four boys.
However, Romona Far-
quharson, Farringtons
lawyer, wants all of the mat-
ters to be combined.
Mrs Farquharson believes
it would be in the best inter-
est of her client to have the
five charges joined so that
her client will face one trial.
She maintains that the mur-
ders were all a part of a series
of events. Prosecutors dis-
They claim that Robins'
murder occurred in 2002,
nearly a year before those of
she. younger boys.
Prosecutors want Farring-
mi; to stand trial for Robins'
murder. first, followed by a
: for h:e murders of the

US pre-clearance could be 'scaled back' in Freeport

FROMiV page oie

pre-clearance capahihitivs of
However, D i HarT.dt 'di
mention' thai theo:i edcaSi-
any pre-clearence, j -o' can
be closed.
"Theoretically any 9: t' c
pre-clearanoce fa.liitie a.iy-
where in the ,world :cii ,'
closed. The size o::: Emibassi,:
can be cut ibac. J mea,; if
Customs had their say thwy
would say we can deal with
all p,.,s..i. ng. com-ng in in Bat
there are other factors in
play. We do pre-clearence
both to assist US passengers,
to support ionirism aInd
economies of countries
around the world," he said.
Dr Hardt said that if pie-
clearence posts a;&. iio cost
effective there could be pres-
sures from th ,agencies that
pay for them to cut back
"But we as an Embassy
would certainly oppose that
and that is what we are look-
ing at. I would say that the
Ambassador will make :icat
the importance of. in any of
the routine assessmcim:s !)hai
go foLrward; the A- bh ..-A ..: )r
would Wiitfae nle Ulu -
tance of the facility ai'.i a'-
we believe i.hal. it is, i.:;:il

for the economy of Grand
B;)h;. arn:i ., e'h: said.
Di- 'tad; , that of
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spen1 t.; i>ve pre-cdeaience
cGa 'lte,; i.a Nw Prov -
dcnce ;a::d Grand Bahama.
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a L:w *~ thi-s awnnua.l .;,;
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ci.>i,.i (,fi o business, you
have. i look at what is the
most cosi u.. ive way to do
the job at hand, and the job
is to clear people into the
1S. We" e had the Freeport
facility for sometime, and we
hope to oiitnue toi do that.
"But or\biousy all of our
gois n..oen;u. agencies are
under budgetary pressures
and arc looking to see if they
can do i"jmgs morTe efficient-
ly. is pa. of the way we
Io business, ami I think no
agency or no .-;, when it is
set up is necessarily set up in
perpetuity, it has to continue
to be cost effective," he said.
As such, Dr Hardt said
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every year ": se: if: every per
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"Obviously the US has a
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Tourism generates

'1/3 of utility sales'

Tribune Business Editor
T he Bahamian
tourism industry
indirectly generates
more than one-third
of utilities sales and
almost 25 per cent of business ser-
vices sales, a study on the sector
has revealed, with just over
$23,000 in visitor spending
required to create another job in
the industry.
The Bahamas Tourism Satel-
lite Account for 2003 found that
$58 million or "over one third of
utilities sales" was generated by
the tourism industry, which also
accounted for 25 per cent of busi-
ness services sales some $343
In addition, the Satellite
Account prepared by economic
consultancy Global Insight, which
assessed the projected economic

impact from Baha Mar's $2 bil-
lion Cable Beach expansion and
the $175 million Baker's Bay pro-
ject on Great Guana Cay, found
that 21 per cent of construction
sales valued at $84 million was
generated by tourism.
The report found that out of
every $1 spent by a tourist in the
Bahamas, some 60 per cent or
$0.60 went towards "direct pro-
duction of the service or good",
meaning the resorts where they
The Bahamas Tourism Satel-
lite Account said: "The 60 cents is
the direct tourism value added as
a share of total domestic demand.
"An additional 26 cents goes
towards upstream local suppliers
(utilities or agriculture, for exam-
ple). This captures the indirect
value added share of domestic
demand. The remaining 14 cents
goes to offshore suppliers and
captures import leakages."

And it added: "An analysis of
direct tourism sales and total
tourism employment reveals that
one job is created for every
$23,061 in direct tourism-related
spending. This is the ratio of total
tourism domestic demand to total
tourism employees."
The Satellite Account said tlhe
impact that the tourism industry
had on the Bahamian econoihy
was felt at three levels directly,
indirectly and through the money
multiplier effect.
"Suppliers such as wholesalers,
agriculture, maintenance services,
storage, utilities and virtually
every other sector also benefit
indirectly from tourism activity,"
it added.
Tourism's total economic con-
tribution to the Bahamas in 2003
was some $2.8 billion, account-
ing for 51 per cent of gross
domestic product (GDP).
The industry generated $1.6 bil-

lion or 61 per cent of all wages
in the Bahamian economy, and
both directly and indirectly, cre-
ated 97,383 or 63 per cent of all
jobs in this nation.
While tourism GDP in the five
years leading up to 2003 had
increased by 30 per cent, and.
expanded by 45 per cent over the
previous 10 years, its direct share
of the overall economy had fallen
to 21 per cent from '29 per cent in
The Tourism Satellite Account
attributed this to the Bahamian
economy becoming more diversi-
fied, with financial services and
insurance accounting for 12 per
cent of GDP in 2003 compared
to 3 per cent in 1989.
The report added: "A strength-
ening supply chain for tourism
can be seen in GDP share

SEE page 8B

Tribune Staff Reporter
MONTANA Holdings,
developers of the proposed $600
million Rum Cay Resort Mari-
na, yesterday signed a $6 mil-
lion contract with Bahamian
firm, Heavy Marine and Foun-
dation, to complete the marina
and project's first phase. At
least 40 Bahamians are expect-
ed to be employed in the initial
stage of the project.
Present at the contact sign-
ing was the company's director
of construction, Tim Perkins,
Dwayne and Dwight Pratt, two
of the owners of Heavy Marine
and Foundation, and Rum Cay
MP Philip Davis.
Heavy Marine and Founda-
tion beat out four other com-
panies for the contract, which

requires them to complete the
initial construction preparation
for the marina.
This will require the firm to
excavate some 700,000 cubic
yards of various materials,
including rock sand and soil
from the marine beds at depths
of 8 to 12 feet. The excavation is
.needed to accommodate the
fishing vessels and super yachts
that will use the marina when
Dwayne Pratt, Heavy Marine
and Foundation's president,
said he and his brothers
(Dwight Pratt was not present)
were excited to have been
awarded the contract for this
beautiful project", and looked
forward to sharing an excellent

SEE page 8B

High prices cost

BTC customers

Tribune Business Editor
VONAGE and other Voice
over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
technologies are "particularly
popular in the Bahamas" even
though they are illegal, an Inter-
American Development Bank
(IDB) report has found. with
companies and residential users
subscribing "even at the risk of
substantial fines" to escape the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company's (BTC) costly charges.
The report, written by consul-
tant Paul Stern,'showed just why
up to 30-40 per cent of Bahamian
businesses and possibly up to 70
per cent of telecoms users used
illegal VoIP and callback, plus
the legal competition provided
by IndiGo Networks, rather than
BTC. i
For instance, the report showed
that computer-to-computer tele-
phone calls on Skype, originating
from a Bahamian computer, cost
And for computer to tele-
phone, Skype charged Bahamian
users $0.02-per minute for calls
to the US and Canada; $0.02 per

SEE page 7B

* IN yesterday's Tribune Busi-
ness, a photograph of Bradley
Roberts, minister of works and
public utilities, was used with
the wrong article on Page 9B. It
should have been used with the
article headlined '70% of over-
seas calls bypass BTC'. The Tri-
bune would like to make it cear
that Mr Roberts was in no way
involved with the events
described in the article head-
lined 'Three way Bahamas link
to $43m fraud'. The Tribune
apologises to Mr Roberts for
any embarrassment caused.

Sports fishing concerns

on proposed catch limits

Tribune Staff Reporter
BAHAMIAN companies
involved in the sports fishing
industry yesterday expressed con-
cerns that the Government's pro-
posed catch limits for fishing will
have a negative impact on their
During his budget contribu-
tion, Leslie Miller, the minister
of agriculture and marine
resources, said there would be
changes which would limit the
amount of fish caught per person
to a specific number allowed per
However, industry representa-
tives said that in addition to being
hard to police, such a change
would discourage sports fisher-
men and tourists from coming to
the Bahamas, particularly in light
of the high fees already in place
for them to fish in Bahamian
Mario Cartwright, owner and
proprietor of the Flying Fish
Marina in Clarence Town, Long
Island, said he wondered how
much consultation the ministry
engaged in with the industry.
Mr Cartwright said that in his
opinion, and based on his experi-
ence, sports fishing vessels did
not remove significant quantities
of fish from Bahamian waters.
He said that fisherman were
into catching large fish they can
be photographed with before they
filet them, and will often throw

smaller fish back. Mr Cartwright
added that the boats are pleasure
craft, not commercial vessels,
which means they do not have
the equipment or storage space
to haul a major catch.
Mr Cartwright said that given
the amount of money these per-
sons spend on diesel fuel and fish-
ing licences, it was not unreason-
able for them to expect to leave
the Bahamas with a freezer full of
In addition, Mr Cartwright said
the amount of money sportsfish-
ing companies spend on shore by
patronising stores and car rentals
while on their fishing trips also
needs to be taken consideration.
He added that when the Gov-
ernment suddenly increased the
fishing fees from $100 to $300, it
severely impacted the industry,
particularly the islands that were
closer to the US because people
were less willing to make quick
hops to the Bahamas if they had
to pay the fees each time.
Another person in the indus-
try, who asked not to be named,
said it would be hard to police
what people do while they are
out on their own vessels.
It will hurt business," he said,
"because if you put the limits too
low, they won't charter us."
The person added that at pre-
sent, a lot of the boats get at least
25-30 dolphin fish a day, which is

SEE page 5B

Investors complete Aquapure takeover

Tribune Business Editor
A BAHAMIAN investor group yesterday
announced it had closed its purchase of Aqua-
pure, the bottled water distributor, with for-
mer Esso executive Alexander Knowles now
running the company's day-to-day operations.
KLG Investments said its purchase of the
business from the McSweeney family had
been completed on May 27. and it took over
management of the i'..I, -' two days later.
Apart from Mr Knowles. who retired from
Esso in 2000 after spending 40 years with the
company in the Bahamas, Florida, Barbados,
Haiti and Jamaica, KLG Investments also
includes Bahamian realtor and businessman,
Geoffrey Knowles.
The new owners will continue Aquapure's
bottled water distribution business, and its
juice products, Tampico and Orlando Sun.
Geoffrey Knowles said in a statement: "We
are very pleased to have been able to com-
plete this transaction, allowing us to bring
new capital and ideas to this long-standing
Bahamian business.
"We are now implementing.plans which
will enable us to bring the plant to where it
needs to be, installing new equipment to allow

us to increase production while improving
KPMG Corporate Finance (Bahamas) han-
dled Aquapure's sale, overseeing a competi-
tive bidding process for the business.
Simon Townend, KPMG Corporate
Finance (Bahamas) managing director, said
that while Aquapure had experienced prob-
lems in recent years, these had not affected the
Mr Townend said: "It is well known that the
business has-faced various challenges over
the past few years; which have impacted the
financial position of the company and its abil-
ity to reinvest in its business.
"Despite this, the strength and potential of
the Aquapure brand allowed for a sale of the
business in the normal .course, with its full
complement of employees and minimal dis-
Aquapure had been hit in the past by union
unrest involving the Bahamas Beverage,'
Water and Distribution (BBWDU) union,
which had embroiled the company in a long-
running industrial dispute.
The firm's Gladstone Road pumping facil-
ity was also damaged by a fire in January
2005, a development that set back its busi-
ness and caused between $i0,000-$20,000 in

The union dispute erupted after AquaPure
failed to pay Christmas 2004 bonuses to non-
managerial staff, citing the fact that sales were
down and the company had endured a "bad
AquaPure said there was nothing in its con-
tract with the union to stipulate that Christmas
bonuses were mandatory, but the situation
escalated after the company fired 11 workers
for allegedly participating in an illegal strike
outside the its headquarters on Bernard Road.
That situation and sc eral other labobir-
related issues then ended up before the Indus-
trial Tribunal. It is not known whether they
have been resolved. The Tribune previously
reported that AquaPure was understood to
need more than $1 million in capital invest-
ment to upgrade plant and vehicles.
Mr Townend said yesterday: "There was
significant interest by several Bahamian and
non-Bahamian groups in acquiring the busi-
ness, the number of interested parties being in
the teens.
"The group represented by Mr Knowles
put forward an offer that was attractive both

SEE page 8B

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Exploring all

the 'factors'

of financing



Invites qualified applicants for the following position:



- Strong supervisory and organisational skills
- Commitment to excellent customer service.
- Must be a team player.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent probe solving skills.
- Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.


- Fluent in French.
- Knowledge of another language would be an asset.
- Working knowledge of investment instruments.
- At least five (5) years Private Banking experience.
- CFA qualification.
- Proficiency in a variety of software applications including
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Please send resume and two (2) references to:

The Human Resources Manager
Bayside Executive Park
P.O. Box 4837
Nassau, Bahamas

Offices in
Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich; Luxembourge, London, Montreal/,'
Vancouver, Nassau, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong

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IF you own a business with a
track record that offers credit
to customers, and you need
short-term finance, then sell-
ing your receivables could be a
sensible option for you. Many
small business owners face dif-
ficulty obtaining short-term
capital to cover temporary cash
flow problems, or to take
advantage of business oppor-
Selling your receivables is a
creative way in which to get
short-term money for your
business when traditional loan
and credit facilities are not
How it works is like this.
You agree with a financial
institution, such as a bank, or a
specialist factoring company,
to sell them the receivables
owed to you by your cus-
tomers. They in turn advance
you cash based on the value of
those receivables. And, finally,
when you collect these receiv-
Sables from your customers, you
:'pay them back to the bank.
. This bridging finance can come
'in very useful if you need cash
in a hurry to pay your payroll
or pressing creditors.
There are some advantages
to this type of lending.
Many businesses have their
cash tied up in inventory and
receivables. This type of lend-
ing allows you to free up capi-
tal tied up in your inventory.
It can be quickly organised
and relatively easy to adminis-
You will not need to prepare
or update your business pla4
for this type of lending.. -.
If a factoring company takes
over the collection process of
your customer receivables,

j Business
l ^ Sense

then this will allow you to focus
your energy on more produc-
tive areas such as marketing,
selling and fulfillment.
However, there are several
disadvantages to this type of
financing that you will need to
consider carefully.
The cost can be quite pro-
hibitive. Some factoring com-
panies charge a high discount
rate. In some cases they will
charge you up to 5 per cent of
the value of the receivable.
While this does not seem a lot,
over time it can be quite sub-
stantial. Your profit margins
will need to be high to sustain
this type of financing over the
long term. They will usually
only lend up to a percentage
of the value of the receivables,
and charge you high interest if
your customers pay you back
late. They may also request.
personal guarantees from you.
If your receivables are over
90 days old, then it is unlikely a
bank or a factoring company
will finance them unless there
is a very good reason why it is
late. For example, they may
take a view on Government
receivables, as government tra-
ditionally pays its bills late.
Another downside of this
type of lending is that most
banks either domnot understand
it, or do not wish to take the,
risk unless they understand
your business and your clients,
and you have a track record
with them. If your banker is
prepared to enter into this type
of arrangement, then the
process of getting this type of
finance should be fairly quick
and painless.
However, normally it is fac-
toring companies that have an
appetite for this .type of lend-
ing, and they charge heavily
for it. They will look at your
customers extremely careful-
ly, take credit checks on all of

them, and only lend to those
that pass the credit check
process. So, if your receivables
are from small companies, they
are unlikely to lend you mon-
They will also ask you to
assign the receivables to them,
and they will take responsibil-
ity for the collection process.
This could be considered a
conflict of interest. As the fac-
toring company charges you
interest on slow paying cus-
tomer receivables, they may
have less f an incentive to col-
lect them quickly.
Before you approach your
bank or factoring/finance com-
pany for this type of financing,
consider the following steps.
< Money
First, consider what the
money is going to be used for.
Is it really necessary for your
survival? Or is it to take advan-
tage of an opportunity that just
can't wait? Have you consid-
ered less expensive financing
options? Is this a short-term
arrangement that will provide
you extra time to negotiate
regular terms of credit from
your bank? i
Second, how does this
financing fit in with your busi-
ness plan? If, the money is for
an opportunity, consider
whether this is the right time
for expansion? Is the cost of
this type of finance matched
by the potential benefits? Are
economic i conditions
favourable for your expansion?
Third, look at the agree-
ments/contracts for this type
of financing carefully, check
out the small print and consid-
er negotiating hard on the dis-
count and interest rates to get
the best deal. Shop around if
there is morel than one com-
pany offering this type of
Fourth, get your yearly
financial'accoUnts up to date
if they are not already. Your
lender will want to see these.
Lack of this information will
demonstrate tp.them either a
problem in your accounting

SEE page 4B

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FRIDAY,' JUNE 16, 2006, PAGE 3B


Global body set to assess


coppyright laws

Tribune Business Editor
THE World Intellectual
Property Organisation
(WIPO) will make policy rec-
ommendations on the
Bahamas' regime to protect
copyright after a two-day visit
to this nation in July, the attor-
ney general told the House of
Assembly yesterday.
Allyson Maynard-Gibson
told the House of Assembly
that the WIPO mission would
review the current state of
intellectual property protec-
tion in the Bahamas, then
"make recommendations from
a technology and policy view-
The minister said WIPO
would help the Registrar Gen-
eral's Department, for which
she has retained responsibility
after the Cabinet reshuffle, to
implement a computer plat-
form for intellectual property.
She added that this would
enhance the Registrar Gener-
al's Department's ability to
produce documents and cer-
tificates to international stan-
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
the protection of intellectual
property and copyright was
"vital to the sustainability of a
vibrant economy and interna-
tional investor confidence in
the Bahamas' ability to pro-
tect valuable intellectual prop-
The Bahamas has come
under pressure from the US
over its copyright protection
regime, having been placed on
its Special 301 watch list for
several years due to alleged
deficiencies in its intellectual
property right protections.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson yes-
terday expressed her disap-
pointmentt that the Registrar

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General's Department had not
yet been relocated to Beau-
mont House, following its
enforced move earlier this'year
from the Rodney Bain Build-
ing to the British Colonial
Hilton's Centre of Commerce.
She added that the Registrar
General's Department would
return to the promised 30-day
turnaround time for the scan-

ning and filing of all deeds and
documents by the end of Jluly.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson admit-
ted that the 30-day timefr:ame
target for all deeds and d&ocu-
ments submitted after July 1,
2005, had suffered a setback
when "new hardware and soft-
ware were purchased to p rop-
erly secure and enable sp eedy
retrieval of documents,".

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IT I hire] mi

Receptionist / Office Clerk







Vacancy for

Project Manager

The Project Manager (PM) will over see the implementation of an Automated
Clering House (ACH) in The Bahamas. The successful candidate will be resporl-
sible for liasing with potential vendors, assembling a project team, assingning
individual, identifying appropriate resources needed, developing project schedules
and providing reports to ensure the timely completion of the project. The PM i.ust
demonstrate appropriate specialized knowledge and experience with the imple-
mentation of clearing and settlement systems; direct experience with (image
enabled) ACH systems is preferable.

The ideal candidate must possess the requisite skills to perform the following'

* Assist with project education and orientation
* Assist with implementation schedule, approach, budget, and staffing
* Review and monitor project plan progress
* Review and assist with implementation plan strategy
* Ensure that the risks of material deviations are minimized
* Review and assist with the test plan strategy
* Review and assist with training plan
* Assist with development of the Go-Live Plan
* Create public awareness of the ACH and its function
* Provide thought leadership
* Identify global issues and workflow opportunities
* Troubleshoot and escalate critical issues

** *s* ***u****+* ******** *
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

* BSc or equivalent experience
* Knowledge of clearing and settlement systems
* Knowledge of project management methodologies, project
management softwaretools and process improvement strategies
* Experience with implementation of financial system
* Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
* Proven track record of managing project economics
* Effectiveness in meeting project deadlines and deliverable

Send Resumes to:
CBA ACH Project Manager Response
Bank of The Bahamas International
1st Floor, Claughton House
Shirley & Charlotte Streets
Nassau, Bahamas
E-mail responses may be sent to:





Montana Holdings Ltd is undertaking a major lar id development
programme in Rum Cay. This project will comprise international
hotels, a large marina, over 400 homes and a rang e of holiday resort
facilities in one of the most beautiful Family Islani ds of the Bahamas.
We are now seeking a receptionist / Office Clerk to join our rapidly
expanding Nassau office and to become a team me ember of a growing
property development business.

The successful candidates will be organized, personable, ambitious and very
productive and shall have at least:
3 years office experience
Excellent communication skills both written and ora il
Capable of working independently and / or as a tear a member
Excellent typing skills with a minimum of 50 wpm
Must be computer literate with excellent knowledge 2 of Microsoft Office and
especially proficient in Word and Excel
General office duties

The Montana Holdings office environment is challenging g, energetic and very
demanding. It calls for staff to accept responsibility for all types of work activities,
which shall be undertaken to high professional standards.

Please send cover letter and resume by e-mail quoting. above reference (Clerk-1)
to or by post to .O. Box N-9322, Nassau,
The Bahamas. Please no telephone calls.

The closing date for receipt of applications is June 3()th, 2006


Citco Fund Services
(Bahamas) Ltd

The Citco Group Ltd. is an organization of financial service companies with offices
throughout the world and which provides corporate, fiducian, fund administration and
banking services.

We invite candidates from qualified Bahamians or persons with Bahamian status for the
position of:

Vice President /Residert Manager

The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the overall daily operations of the bank,
which primarily consist of the custody and trading o t Hedge Funds in addition to normal
banking operations. The candidate will be provijdiig guidance and strategic direction
for the development and/or marketing of the necessary banking product and services,
and seeking commercial opportunities for the barik.'

Operational responsibilities include management of the bank's client desk which work
consist of the input and reconciliation of general ledger data and administrative and
clerical responsibilities. Other duties consist of preparing the bank's business plan,
periodic internal reporting and maintaining contact with local authorities and external
auditor. Experience in reporting to a Central Bank is a definite advantage.
Given the synergy with the services provided by&other Citco affiliates in the corporate
management, trust and offshore mutual fund administration, a good working knowledge
of these services is required for the proper functioning of the candidate. Given the
importance to the bank of the increased number of customers, strong knowledge of the
Dutch language is a requirement.

The current environment of International Banking requires an extensive knowledge of
local and international regulation. As such the candidate such have experience with these

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 10 years experience in one or more
of the mentioned affiliated/related areas of service or responsibility, with strong emphasis
on custody and trading of Hedge Funds. At least 5 years of the minimum 10 years
experience should be in a banking environment with some years at a managerial level.
The candidate should be willing to be relocated.

The candidate must be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and
demonstrable career achievements. A high level of computer literacy is also required,
with the candidate having experience with IBM AS/400 mainframe systems, Microsoft
Office applications, SQL and Visual Basic knowledge.

Remuneration is based on knowledge and experience. Citco offers benefits and medical
insurance and excellent prospects for further career growth with the Citco Group of
If you are interested, please send your curriculum vitae and covering letter to:

Fax or mail resumes to:
Managing Director
P.O. Box N-4906
Nassau, Bahamas




International Business Companies Act
No. 1 5 of 2000
In Volunlia ry Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in ac cordance with Section 138 (4) of
the International Business C(ompanies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
Ms. Alrena Moxey is the L iquidator and can, be contacted at
The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited, The
Winterbotham Place, M arlborough & Queen Streets,
Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company at e required to send their namei
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidato bore the 15th day of July, 2006.



* t

* THE entire staff com-
plement of the Public Util-
ities Commission (PUC)
participated in a one-day
motivational seminar led
by Spence Finlayson of the
Phoenix Institute. They
are pictured at the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel.

i\' na!i er' and

Vacancy ftt

Administrative Assistatit

The Administrative A,.i. I'aint will be rev'pol)n.-'S I i:- I:.: .'.i .I :

clerical and Administrative support. l hc successful caonduiatie will be
responsible for documenti,ng meetings. ,i'rganuiriig iad c ..... u,'n .i'ig meeting
schedules, preparing all p!-oject commune nations and correspondence,
distributing project information and generally ensuring that all matters
relating to the project are fu.illy and project documented in a timely manner.
The candidate must possess; excellent typing and record keeping skills and be
proficient in the use of vario, us software applications such as MS Word, MS
PowerPoint and MS Excel, among others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

* Associates Degree or Certified Professional Secretary Rating or Certified.
Administrative Professional Rating;
* Detailed knowledge of comp uters to complete correspondence (e.g.,MS Word),
create and maintain forms, reports (e.g., MS Excel), presentation (e.g., MS
Power Point), and brochures ,,ind to respond to email as necessary;
* Basic business and accounting knowledge to prepare documentation and
statistical report;
* Excellent oral and written commtunicalion skills, including etiquette and
writing skills, to interact with associates and external persons, and to create
* Judgement requirement in treatment of information with confidentiality and
* Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including computer, calculator,
printer, fax, machine, and photocopier

Send Resumes to:

CBA ACH Administrative Assistant Response
Bank of the Bahamas International
1st Floor; Claughton House
Shirley & Charlotte Streets
Nassau, Bahamas
E-mail responses may be eti to:.

PUC staff get


TiHE Public Utilities Comn- "We must sail sometimes Work and Leadership.
missiiion (PUC) held a one-day with the wind and sometimes Chance Farringtoi. of the
motivational seminar for its against it, but we must sail and PUC's Acqounting Depart-
entiie, staff at the British Colo- not drift, nor lie at anchor," ment. said: 'if each one of us
nial Hilton Hotel. the master motivator said. only takes a part of what was
Thie facilitator, Spence Fin- learnt in the seminar, we
lays.n of the Phoenix Insti- Sem inar wv/oud iiave all gained some-
tute, reminded the partici- thing, because we have to first
pants\ about the importance of The motivational seminar be self-motivated.
tearriwork, and said that focused on topics such as: "Then we have to be moti-
"playiers play but teams win". Motivation for Peak Perfor- vators to all those we work
Grd;atness, he added, was mance, Quality Customer Ser-, with, looking at what we can
not AWhere we stand, but in vice, Productivity in the Work- do to share in a better envi-
what' direction we are mov- place, Establishing Strong ronment as a team needs all
ing. Work Relationships, and T7eam players to be successful.'

Public involvement key in

te lecoms regulatory process

A' POIBLIC Utilities Com-
missioil (PUC) official said it
was cri tical for Bahamian con-
sumer4i to participate in public
consul) nations so they could be
part o!0 the decision-making
process. in the telecommunica-
tions se:ctor.
Kathileen Riviere-Smith,.the
PUC's \financial analyst, told
an Orgiinisation of Caribbean
Utility I~egulators' (OOCUR)
workshop that the public con-

suitation p-ocess can bring
objectivity and transparency to
decision-making activities of
utilities regulators, be it
telecommunications, electrici-
ty or water.
Lisa Bellot, the PUC's con-
sumer affairs officer, high-
lighted the regulator's com-
plaint handling procedures and

its mandate to protect cop-
sumers. She detailed the types
of complaints that the PUC
receives, and the methods in
which consumers could seek
assistance from the PUC if
they were not satisfied with
service providers.
Apart from Mrs Bellot and
Mrs Riviere-Smith, the PUC
was represented at the work-
shop by E George Moss, the
PUC's chairman.

Exploring all the 'factors' of financing

FR1M page 2B

records, ,t problem with your accounts depart-
ment, or ~a problem with your business process-
Fifth, i)repare your monthly management
accounts (Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss)
for the bi your custp)mer receivables.
Getting short-term finance for your business
is a crucial area. Coming up with a well thought-
out strat; gy will help your business maintain

liquidity So, in order to avoid the trap of
antipreneurship,, make. sue you take some time
to plan this area, as it ,i pay large dividends for
your future business uccrss.
NB:3 Ai-daptled a's ils 'jsmi.'':;g book,
An'ireneuCrship And .,: ; A '.'oii J1, Mark
draws o. 21M years s I/ bu Vsiness, mar-
keting and ._,niua'.... xperieice in Lon-
doi arad the.Bahamas.. He -n.i-rulta and cur-
rently lives in Nassa'iu 'md ;ami be contacted at
* Iar, alexp ah?.er@,e.,-i6i s' i : ese:.;
< Maik Ralmer .. ii vighls reserved

,a -'' Colina
gl-jlH-fB Financial Advisors Ltd.


Pricing Information As Of:
15 June 2006 i*j-
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX. C:LOSE 1.508 89 / CHG 01.09 / %CHG 00.07 7 YTD 158.18 / YTD % 1 1.71
52wk-Hi 5;2,'-L:... : r r-,E ,_.,. i '.h: 5, T,:.,., 3 ,I:.h,..c nan ._e DTail Vol EPS 3, C'l IE P E ,*.1:
1.14 0.59 Abaco Markets 1.14 1.14 0.00 -0.019 0.000, N/M 0.00%
11.75 8.50 Bahamas Property Fund 11.75 11.75 0.00 1.568 0.36(, 7.5 3.06%
7.24 6.35 Bank of Bahamas 7.23 7.23 0.00 0.738 0.330, 9.8 4.56%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00 0.292 0.020 2.7 2.50%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.30 1.30 0.00 0.143 0.06 9.1 4.62%
1.36 1.05 Fidelity Bank 1.35 1.36 0.01 1,500 0.175 0.050 7.8 3.68%
9.60 8.00 Cable Bahamas 9.40 9.40 0.00 0.618 0.24( 15.2 2.55%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.81 1.81 0.00 -0.067 0.000( NM 0.00%
10.70 8.50 Commonwealth Bank 10.70 10.70 0.00 0.931 0.600 11.5 5.61%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.46 5.58 0.12 0.115 0.04E1 48.5 0.81%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.70 2.70 0.00 0.283 o0.0d 9.5 0.00%
6.21 4.02 Famguard 6.21 6.21 0.00 0.539 0.24d 11.5 3.86%
11.50 10.45 Finco 11.50 11.50 0.00 0.745 0.540 15.1 4.78%
12.43 8.52 FirstCaribbean 12.43 12.43 0.00 0.874 0.500 14.1 4.07%
11.00 8.42 Focol 10.77 11.00 0.23 5,100 0.885 0.5013 12.4 4.55%
1.27 1.03 Freeport Concrete 1.03 1.03 0.00 -0.162 0.001 N/M 0.00%
10.20 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.50 9.50 0.00 0.526 0.405; 18.1 4.26%
9.10 8.27 J. S. Johnson 9.10 9.10 0.00 0.565 0.561: 16.1 6.15%
7.98 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 7.91 7.93 0.02 0.160 0.001; 49.5 0.00%
1000 10 on Premrier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.586ii 4.9 5.85%
Fidelity Over-The-Countfr Secutirtt .. ..i '.::", ."';.. i .:',,
52wk-Hi 52.k-L:,'.-, 5 ,c.:i L.3 -s La Prce iVeekly Vol EPS S D, $ P.E el ield
14.00 Bahamas Sua .rm .rlp- 14 J ':' 15 00 11 0.) 1 923 0 72'' 7 8 8'-
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
054 0 20 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.084 0.00,0 NM 0.00%
Collra Over-The-Counter Secur ltes-. :...." :"-' .,-;:|] "
43.00 28.U. ABDA..B .1)l' 4 3 ".' 41 00 2 220 0 0 11 19 0 00,:
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.3( 0 8.0 2.57%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdinas 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.070 0.0d 0 N/M 0....00%
BISX Uitase Mulual Fund, '* -. rs- BX ;iu;i-i-' ,..". ,
-...h.k-HI 52.k-L.:... FuarO rj irr, e ifT1: Lah 12 .lonlh5 Dil $ Ylel ;___
2.8564 2.3657 Ficelity Banamas G & I FU.L 2.78564 . 0.44 22.4Y4
2.3915 2.2487 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.391480" 3.417
1.1643 1.1006 Colina Bond Fund 1 164331*".
INDEX. CLOSE ii5.08 I YTD f .,,'.
.' -. LI .. -.,l_. i di.i adE oa- iddd bVy closing once fJ E'
52wk-,,; i- .. > 0 -.-*rai r .d Fd.
52wk-L-Lo Lowest closi&i g-,;llCe ila, t b w ek -i.'.. .-. ,d' it. .'...,: .
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week 31 May 2006
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. -Number oftotal shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value ** 30 April 2006
F C.:,.l.. .a ... j . ..- . '. a -.. r, Ba. amas Stock Index. January 1, 1 41 =e 100 1.. 1 1 .lar.r. .'..':'
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FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006, PAGE 5B


* TY BRASSIE, director of sales and marketing at
the Westin and Sheraton Our Lucaya Resort.

Sports fishing, from IB

significantly higher than the three
per vessel the minister is propos-
He suggested the minister sit
down with industry personal
before any changes were made.
In his contribution to the bud-
get debate, Mr Miller said fish-
ing by visitors was to be for sport-
-ing purposes, not an opportunity
to finance a vacation, sell for prof-
it, or fill the freezers at home. He
noted that all over the Bahamas,
citizens complained the current
sport fishing bag limits were too
The minister proposed the fol-
lowing changes to the existing
Changing all catch limits from
being expressed in terms of "per
person per day" to "per vessel
per day"
Reducing the catch limits :
a) crawfish from six per per-
son per day to six per vessel per

b) conch from six per person
per day to three per vessel per
c) Demersal fish (eg snappers,
groupers- when in season- grunts
etc from 20 pounds per person
per day to 20 pounds per vessel
per day
d) For Dolphin, Kingfish and
Wahoo from a total of 6 per per-
son per day to 3 per vessel per
e) Establish a catch limit for
tunas and include these species
in the pelagic fish category and
Establishing a requirement
that all fish retained must be kept
with head and tail intact until
landed ashore to facilitate identi-
fication and eliminate the epro-
duction of filets while the vessel is
at sea.
Mr Miller also proposed that
his ministry reduce the amounts
of fish that a visitor can legally
take out of the Bahamas whether
travelling by boat or air.

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THE Westin and Sheraton
Our Lucaya Resort has
appointed Ty Brassie as its
director of sales and market-
"Ty has a strong track record
as a top-notch manager who
exceeds revenue goals and
brings out the best in his col-
leagues," said Bill Thompson,
area director of sales and mar-
keting, Caribbean and South-
east, Starwood Hotels &
Resorts Worldwide.
"We are thrilled to have him
leading the sales and market-
ing team at Our Lucaya."
With 16 years experience in
the hospitality industry, Mr
Brassie comes to Starwood
from the Boca Raton Resort
& Club in Florida, where he
improved group booking pace
by more than 24,000 room
nights in his first six months

"Ty has a strong
track record as
a top-notch
manager who
exceeds revenue
goals and brings
out the best in
his colleagues."

on the job.
He has also led sales and
marketing efforts at such lead-
ing properties as the Ritz-Carl-
ton South Beach, Miami's
Doral Golf Resort and Spa
and the Sheraton Chicago
Hotel & Towers.

Legal Notice



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-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 6th July, A.D.,.2006. In
default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 14th day of June, A.D., 2006

Karen Floyd
16945 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77080, U.S.A.



(BLOCK 22) LIMITED. is in dissolution under the provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 14th day of
June, 2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.
(c) -The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of 16945 Northchase
Drive, Houston, Texas 77002, U.S.A.
Dated the 14th day of June, 2006.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

Camperdown Riding Club

Weekly camps running June 26th August 25th.
9am 3pm, Mon Fri
Cost: $170.00/Week
Ages: 6+

Please contact Judy Finder at 324-2065 between
the hours of Bam 11am & 2pm 6pm to reserve
your spot. The camp only has 20 spots per week
and it is on a first come, first serve basis. There
is a deposit of $50.00 non-refundable to reserve
a spot.

Learn to ride English style.
Swim with the horses.
Grooming & tacking up.
Basic care of horses.
and lots more

Equity Side


IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or lot of
land containing 34,155 square feet situate on the East
side of the Town of Marsh Harbour in the Island of
Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas.
IN THE MATTER of The Quieting Titles Act 1959
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Lowell H. Albury and Eleanor


To: The heirs of John Wesley Pinder

The Petition of Lowell H. Albury and Eleanor Albury of the
Settlement of Marsh Harbour in the island of Abaco one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of:-

ALL THAT of all that piece parcel or lot of land containing
34,155 square feet situate on the East side of the Town of
Marsh Harbour in the Island of Abaco one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas bounded
NORTHEASTWARDLY by land the property of the
Estate of Wesley Sawyer and running thereon One hundred
and forty-six and Seventy hundredths (146.70) feet
SOUTHEASTWARDLY by land now or formerly the
property of John Jackson and running thereon Two
hundred and Twelve and Twenty-three hundredths (212.23)
feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY partly by a Ten (10),foot
Road Reservation separation the said lot of land from land
now or formerly the property of Donald Lowe and from
land now or formerly the property of the Estate of
Willard H. Sawyer and running thereon jointly One hundred
and Ninety-five and Four hundredths (195.04) feet and
NORTHWESTWARDLY partly by land said to be the
property of Wally Smith partly by land said to be the
property of Una Bethel and partly by a Six (6) foot Road
Reservation and running thereon jointly One hundred and
Ninety-two and Ninety-seven hundredths (192.97) feet.

Lowell H. Albury and Eleanor Albury claim to be the owners in fee
simple in possession of the said land free from encumbrances and
has made application to the Supreme Court in the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas under Section 3 of The Quieting titles Act, 1959 to
have their title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

A plan of the said land may be inspected during normal office
hours in the following places:

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court in the said City of
(b) The Chambers of McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes,
Mareva House, 4 George Street in the City of Nassau,
Attorneys for the Petitioner; and
(c) The office of the Island Administrator at Marsh Harbour,

Notice is hereby given that any persons having dower or a right of
dower or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition
shall on or before the 4th day of August, 2006 file in the Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement of
his claim in the prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve a statement
of his claim on or before the said 4th day of August, 2006 will
operate as a bar to such claim.

Dated the 12th day of June, A. D., 2006.

Attorneys for the Petitioner
Mareva House
4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas


Counsel and Attorneys-at-Law Notaries Public


On Friday, 16th June, 2006

due to the observance ofthe firms

Annual "Fun Day"

The office will re-open on

Monday, 19th June 2006

We regret any inconvenience caused

Our Lucaya resort appoints new

director of sales and marketing

KING & Co.
Please be advised that the offices
KING & Co.
Worldwide Corporate Service
Providers Ltd.
Have Moved to the following.address:
Old Towne Marina, Second Floor,
Sandyport, West Bay Street
Telephone No.327-3127
Fascimile: 327-3125(Temporary)





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NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(6)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)
GEDSER INVESTMENTS LTD. is in Dissolution. The date of
commencement of dissolution was the 14th day of June, 2006.
Melanie Moxey and Paula Johnson of Nassau, Bahamas are




VIBORG HOLDINGS LTD. hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(6)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)
VIBORG INVESTMENTS LTD. is in Dissolution. The date of
commencement of dissolution was the 14th day of June, 2006.
Melanie Moxey and Paula Johnson of Nassau, Bahamas are


MAY 6 TH 2006

1. 2006 CHEVY OPTRA SEDAN 07026 MS
2. WHIRLPOOLWASHING MACHINE 09910 LorraineLightbourn
Anonymous _09 10 Loraie....._ _
3. HAND CARVED BOAT-A.I.D 14722 Lyman Pinder
4. REFRIGERATOR 26773 Kendal Robbins
.- Geoffrey Jones & to. .2673 Kendal Robbins
5. $500.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE 05429 Valderezmilier
Tvre fmnire 05429 Valderez miller,
3 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION-KeithCarmli 06302 Gordon Hi
-Stella Maris nn 13593 Javan Sweeti
8. 3PAS IGHTS STAY 17019 Little Girl
Mr,&Mr..Atvdi,,N 04189 Ayripn Haring
i. R Jl 'DT AIPFP P I7P ., ... 1 2427 Deborah Liingqion
1 1 ,,-,irLTFE ,A ,. .......... 04133 M rs. R.W ells
2i TRIF FOi 2TO BLA -~.EARD :,1 24580 Janice Hall
13 ,I-nrERFa T!i ~i pl,.i. rr 29592 Godfrey McAlpine
PI,1-rIA ll, Mr F .r lI,-.u -_________ -
14 LADY w.RITwATC .....A.. .-..: 1 3609 Samuel Hepburn
IS LAWN McWEVEh PR ,-u.i,,, I.,p.. 24755 Margaret Wallace
16 BICYCLE Mr 6. Mrs. Can Tri,:, 06430 Emmanuel Alexiou
17 BICYCLE -Mrs~ Hai:elP frrrn 00813 RLK or VLK
18. S2c1OOGCIFTCERTIFICAlT 17400 Sharon Farringtor
___,__ C .. x,.r.r ejti. b Id1r-j . _____
19 S10.0OGIFT CERTIFICATE 25486 Margaret Rodgers
20 $Io0.OOGIFT ERTIFICATE 20706 Allen Dixon
v d FOj _lor_
21. $100.00 GIFT CERTIFIC^r 17986 Megan Braynen
havnes d artmen, Store _
-The Pescrrttlon Cene n iir, 11843 Jason
2 .3 .rF.5oe,,uni, 24850 Dwayne Delancy
.rpfilP.tcr7rnoi 06509 Emerick Knowles

Gems executive


the National Association of
Securities Dealers (NASD).
Mr Carroll is pictured
above with Reece Chipman,
managing director of the Nas-
tac (National Association of
Securities Training and Com-
pliance) Group, with whom he
prepared for the exam.




NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(6)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)
The date of commencement of dissolution was the 14th day of
June, 2006. Melanie Moxey and Paula Johnson of Nassau, Bahamas





NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(6)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)
date of commencement of dissolution was the 14th day of June,
2006. Melanie Moxey and Paula Johnson of Nassau, Bahamas





NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(6)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)
date of commencement of dissolution was the 14th day of June,
2006. Melanie Moxey and Paula Johnson of Nassau, Bahamas


GEMS Management's man-
aging director, Cedric Carroll,
has passed the Series 7 exami-
nation, enabling him to apply
for registration with the Secu-
rities Commission of the
The Series 7 examination is
administered by the New York
Stock Exchange (NYSE) and

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To adm *J

just cd 3-2-2-- V

NOTICE is hereby given that DR. CHERELUS EXANTE, OF
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as
a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 9TH day of JUNE,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

The Public is hereby advised that I, Laverne Laurine
Bowles of Sea Beach Esates, RO. Box CB 12762, Freeport,
Grand Bahama, intend to change my name to Rachel
Esther Symonette. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of publication of this notice.

Announces a special dividend
for the second half of 2006

The Board of Directors of
Benchmark (Bahamas) Ltd.
Announced at it Annual General
Meeting the declaration of a
special dividend of one cent per
share based on the results of the
company for the first half 2006.

Payment will be made on 31st July
to shareholders of record
30th June 2006

asses Series

-. tAu 19836 AshtonHiggster
26. LAEr n Paul Armbrister

All Prizes can be collected at:
Sabre Drug Store
Shirley Street
.:.t '; . -
i ;'. We would like to thank everyone for your
.support and donation of prices.
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PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006


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High prices cost BTC customers

FROM page 1B

minute to the UK and $0.06 to
Brazil; $0.09 per minute to other
Bahamian islands; $0.13 per
minute to Jamaica; and $0.16 per
minute to Trinidad.
And using Vonage, the cost of
calls from the Bahamas to the US
and Canada are also zero. For the
UK, the rate is $0.03 per minute;
for Brazil $0.09 per minute; for
calls to other Bahamian islands;
$0.10 per minute; and to Jamaica
and Trinidad, $0.12 and $0.14 per
Yet even with the recent tariff
rebalancing approved by the Pub-
lic Utilities Commission (PUC),
BTC's rates are still vastly uncom-
petitive when matched against
Vonage and Skype.
BTC's rate reductions were:
For outgoing calls to the US,
a reduction from $0.51 per minute
to $0.47 per minute, a drop of
$0.04 or 7.8 per cent.

For calls to Canada, a drop
from $0.54 per minute to $0.50
per minute, a cut of 7.4 per cent.
For the Caribbean apart from
Cuba, a reduction from $0.70 per
minute to $0.66 per minute, a fall
of 5.7 per cent.
For calls to Cuba, a cut from
$1.75 per minute to $0.85 per
minute, a reduction of $0.90 or
51.43 per cent.
For all other countries, a cut
from $0.89 per minute to $0.85
per minute, a drop of 4.5 per cent.
Mr-Stern wrote in the IDB
report: "In the Bahamas, calls to
subscribers on the same island
are free. However, inter-island
charges are quite high even after
BTC's reduced rates are taken
into account.
"Indeed, it is cheaper for a sub-
scriber in Nassau to use Skype
($0.09 per minute) or Vonage
($0.10 per minute) to make a call

to someone in Grand Bahama or
"In 2004 in the Bahamas, BTC
reduced its rates by up to 60 per
cent for four months. However,
even these were quite high and
did not prevent people from using
VoIP alternatives even at the risk
of being fined up to $300,000 if
Mr Stern said the Governmen-
t's "misunderstandiIng and/or mis-
calculation of the impact of new
technologies in the sector and the
scope they offered for bypassing
BTC's circuit-based switched net-
work" may have been a factor
that contributed to the failed
BTC privatization process in 2003.
Despite the current attempts
to privatise BTC, with the Gov-
ernment currently in talks with
Bluewater Communications
Holdings, Mr Stern said: "There
are sceptics in the Bahamas who
believe that BTC will never be
privatised, that the -window of

opportunity has passed and that
of the Government's conflicting
objectives of advancing the lib-
eralisation agenda and maintain-
ing the value of BTC, the latter
will prevail."
To remedy the situation, Mr
Stern's report urged the Govern-
ment to develop a long-term pol-
icy for Information and Commu-
nications Technology (ICT) in the

He added that this should seek
to continue reforms and "alleviate
the bottlenecks to potential
growth, which have resulted in
stagnation of the ICT sector in
the Bahamas and had a negative
impact on tourism, financial ser-
vices and the development of new
The IDB report urged the

Government to commit to BTC's
privatization and be prepared to
accept 'a fair market price"; indi-
cate how long it intended to main-
tain BTC's cellular monopoly;
when and by how much BTC's
tariffs would be rebalanced; and
when it and the PUC would have
in place all the regulations and
mechanisms for a universal ser-
vice programme and fund.

The Single and Three Phase

Electrical License Examinations

will be held at

The College of The Bahamas,
West Settler's Way, Freeport, Grand Bahama
on Saturday, July 1 at 9 a.m.

The Examination Fee of $175.00 must be paid
by Monday, June 26.

Interested persons are asked to call CEES at
352-9761 for additional information.

I tmii our webhire at

Credit Sulsse Wealth Management Limited
is presently considering applications for an

Credit Suisse Private Banking is one of the world's premier private banks. It is setting new standards which go
beyond traditional banking services. Our dedicated and h;.ih i' qualified staff provides our clientele with
comprehensive solutions in individual investment counseling and advisory services. Our total commitment is always
to our clients and we focus without compromise on their financial well-being and their personal values.

A minimum of five (5) years experience in banking with a large international irilstiulion
Knowledge of trading, trade reconciliation, custody business and securities markets with particular
emphasis on emerging market derivative instruments
Ability to speak and write in Portuguese fluently in order to converse with clients directly and process
documentation internally
Deep Knowledge and working eplenln-e N..,ii : Micr:,-o produc,'ti ;,.:iuding access, excel, etc.)
Must have working knowledge of GLOBUS application
Must be -a' .*i~h EUROCLEAR procedures and have deep knowledge of EUCLID application.
.Significant experience in an extremely active and dynamic operational environment
Comprehensive knowledge of operational and information technology principles, practices and processes
sufficient to interpret/analyze complex issues and develop innovative solutions to the challenges effecting
the business unit
Strong, problem solving and decision-making skills
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
Possess a confident and outgoing F.p'-'

Key Duties & Responsibilities will include:
Co-ordinate day-to-day operations functions of the main office
Oversee various Management functions; particularly the Payment, Settlement and Safe custody areas
Risk Management and liaise with managers to ensure maintenance of standards

Applications should t., I' leto:
Human Resources Department
Fax: 302-6398



Invites qualified applicants for the following position:



- Preparation of the bank's financial statements for internal
and external reporting purpose.
- Preparation of regulatory reports for Central Bank
- Preparation of statistical reports
- Preparation of various client statements and customized
- Assisting with the coordination of year-end audits.
- Responsibility for the accounting activity of managed banks.


- University degree, preferably in accounting.
- CPA, CA or equivalent.
- Two (2) to three (3) years audit experience.
- Strong communication, administrative, time management
and reporting skills.
- Advanced level capability in Micrsoft Word.
- Analytical Skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word.
- Must be willing to take initiative and be a team player.

Please send resume and two (2) references to:

The Human Resources Manager
Bayside Executive Park
P.O. Box 4837
Nassau, Bahamas

Offices in
Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich, Luxembourge, London, Montreal,
Vancouver, Nassau, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong


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SDeveloper gives Bahamian

firm $6m marina deal

FROM page 1B

relationship with them.
His brother, general manager Michael Pratt.
added that the company would do its best to
ensure things happened for Rum Cay resi-
"Our intention is to be fully involved in
using all the expertise that we can get on the
ground from Rum Cay and that area, and
we're looking forward to meeting and employ-

ing the residents," Michael Pratt said.
Mr Perkins, in congratulating the pair for
being awarded tne contract, expressed Mon-
tana Holdings' commitment to keeping the
Bahamian workforce employed in Rum Cay
as much as possible. He thanked the govern-
ment through Mr Davis for its support in
reaching this stage of the project.

Mr Davis said he was pleased the devel-
opers had shown their confidence in Baham-
an professionals by hiring the contractors.
"It need not be said that this expression of
confidence is welcome," he said. Mr Davis
added that this was just one example of the
Prime Minister's drive for Bahamian entre-
preneurs to take full advantage of the oppor-
tunities coming from anchor properties.
Montana Holdings has also received subdi-
vision approvals for its project.

Investors complete Aquapure takeover

NOTICE is hereby given that JACKSON DORGEUS OF
MARKET ST, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 16TH day of JUNE, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

Equity Side

parcel or tract of land containing One Hundred
and Sixteen and Ninety-nine Thousandths
(116.099).;acres situate on Eastern side of the
Eleuthera Main highway approximatley 3.6
miles Southeastward of the Settlement of James
Cistern and approximately 7.5 miles
Northwestward of the settlement of Governor's
Harbour on the Island of Eleuthera one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
and bounded North Westwardly by land aud to ,,
be the property of the late London Johnson'and ~
running theron One Thousand Nine Hundred
and Thirty-six and Fifty-eight Hundredths
(1936.58) Feet Northeastwardly and Eastwardly
by the sea, by high water mark (the Atlantic
Ocean) and running thereon Three Thousand
Two Hundred and sixty-three and Twenty-one
Hundredths (3,263.21) Feet Southeastwardly
by land the property of Eleuthera Adventures.
Limited and running there on One Thousand
Five Hundred and Forty-four and Eleven
Hundredths (1544.11) Feet Southeastwardly
and westwardly by the Eleuthera Main Highway
and running thereon Fourthousand One Hundred
and Four and Sixty-seven Hundredths (4,104.67)'

IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act 1959

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land contain One
Hundred and Sixteen and Ninety-nine Thousandths
(116.099) acres situate on Eleuthera Main Highway
in the Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas as described on the
Plan at Department of Lands' and Surveys. The
Petitioner, T & R DEVELOPERS LTD..Claims to
be the Owner of the fee simple estate in possession
of the said lot of land hereinbefore described and
Petition has made application to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas under Section
3 of the Quiting Titles Act, 1959 to have it's title
to the said land investigated and the nature and
extend thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provision of the said Act.
Copies of the field plan may be inspected during
normal office hours at:

a. The Registry of the Supreme Court,
Ansbacher Building, Bank Lane, Nassau
b. The Chambers of Douglas Sands &
Associates, Columbus House, 2nd Floor,
East & Shirley Streets, P.O.Box N-8566,
Nassau, Bahamas;
c. The Administrator's Office at Governor's
Harbour Eleuthera during normal office

Notice is hereby given that any person having
Dower or right to dower or any adverse claim not
recognized in the Petition shall before the expiration
of thirty (30) days of the receipt of this notice file
in the registry of the Supreme Court and serve on
the undersigned statement of such claim. Failure of
any such person to file and serve a settlement of
such claim within (30) days of the receipt of this
Notice will operate as bar to such claim.


FROM page 1B

in terms of price and their ability
to deliver the transaction from a
financing and approvals perspec-
tive. and in a timely manner.

"They followed through from
the Memorandum of Under,
standing and managed to com-
plete a transaction which was not
without its fair share of complex-
ities .Il.J I-Lu:L "
Maryann McSweeney, of the

vendor family, said of the busi-
ness started by her father in 1974:
"We are very pleased to have sold
it to a Bahamian group who evi--
dently have the drive and capital
to take it to the next level.
"We are also happy that we

managed to sell tie business and,
at the ,arae time, maintain the
job security of our employees,
who number more than 100. We
look forward to seeing Aquapuie
maintain its leadership position
for dthe next 30 years."

Tourism generates '1/3 of utility sales'


The Public is hereby advised that I, CARL JAMAL BAHEEN
FARRINGTON, of Governors Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas,
C/O P.O. Box N-10095, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change
my name to CARL JAMAAL BASHEEN PINDER. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
write such objections to the'Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box
N-792, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.


Common Law and Equity Division

CLE/qui/No. 00320

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of
land comprising 2,502 square feet and situate at the
S nurtheit :ile c-t Rodger's Corner and the we-_rdrn'side
of Baillou Hill Road in the city of Nassau in the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of The Commonwealth
Of The Bahamas
IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act of 1959
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Benjamin John

Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court dated the 3rd day of
May, A.D. 2006.
The Petition of Betjamin John of Cowpen Road, in the
Southern District of New Providence one of the Islands of The
Commonwealth Of The Bahamas showeth in respect of:
ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising
2,502 square feet and situate on the northern
side of Rodger's Corner and the western side of
Baillou Hill Road in the City of Nassau, New
Providence one of the Islands of The
Commonwealth Of The Bahamas and bounded
on the north by land the property of Barbara
Campbell and running thereon One Hundred and
Two and Twenty-eight hundredth (102.28) feet
and on the east by Baillou Hill Road and running
thereon Twenty Four and Sixty hundredth (24.60)
feet and on the south by Rodger's Corner and
running thereon One Hundred and One and
Twenty-two hundredth (101.22) feet and on the
west by land the property of Eloise Russell and
running thereon Twenty Four and Sixty hundredth
(24.60) feet.
The Petitioner, Benjamin John, herein claims to be the
owner in fee simple in possession of the said piece of land and
has made application to The Supreme Court Of The Commonwealth
Of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act 1959
to have his title to the said piece of land investigated and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate Of Title
to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of
that Act,
Copies of the Plan showing the position boundaries shape
marks and dimensions of the said piece of land may be inspected
during normal office hours at the following places:
(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court, 2nd Floor,
Ansbacher Building, East Street North, Nassau,
(b) The Chambers of Joseph C. Ledee, Suite No. 6,
Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
Notice is hereby given that any person having Dower or
right to Dower or an Adverse Claim not recognized in the Petition
shall on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final
publication of these presents file at the said Registry of The Supreme
Court, and serve on the Petitioner or on the undersigned a Statement
of his/her Claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to
be filed therewith.
Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement
of his/her Claim on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after
the final publication of these presents shall operate as a bar to
such claim.
Suite No. 6, Grosvenor Close
Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas.
Attorney for the Petitioner

increases in the utilities and com-
munication sectors, which
increased 235 per cent and 177

per cent, respectively, since 1989."
The Tourism Satellite account
said that the industry accounted
for 100 per cent of hotel sales, 69
per cent of restaurant sales, and
63 per cent of services, including
recreation and tourism.

The Public is hereby advised that I, Alicia Dionne Jervis
of #4 Tivoli Gardens, P.O. Box F-40729, Freeport, Grand
Bahama, intend to change my name to Alicia Dionne
Stewart. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box F-43536, Grand Bahama,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.

NOTICE is hereby given that ESSIE JOSEPH OF MARSH
HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 16TH day of JUNE, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

Established Bahamian Company
is seeking to fill the position of


The successful applicant should possess the
following minimum requirements:

Extensive experience in all aspects of
financial accounting including iiivento y
control, cost accounting and accounts
Proficient knowledge of accounting
principles and standards;
SExcellent computer skills;
Good communication and management
Must be driven, energetic, a team-worker;

Duties will include:
Preparation ot complete set ot financial
Cash flow management;
Liaison with external auditors;
Management reporting;
Budget preparation, business plans and
special projects, as assigned.

Only qualified persons should apply.

If interested, please send detailed resume and
cover letter to


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We have audited the accompMayi comaoldb d balance sheet of Credit Suisse (Bahamas)
Limited as of December 31, 2005. This eonlidatad balance sheet is the responsibility of the
Bank's management. Our responsibility is to press an opinion on this consolidated balance
sheet based on our audit.

We conducted our audit in accordsace with International Standards on Auditing as promulgated
by the International Federation of Accountanla. Those Standrds require that we plan and
perform the audit to obtain rmonable assuance as to whetMer the balance sheet is free of
material misstatement. An audit includes examining, mo a tt basis, evidence supporting the
amounts and disclosures in the balance sheet An audit also includes assessing the accounting
principles used and significant estimates m le by anu cement, as well as evaluating the overall
balance sheet presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the consolidated balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, the
financial position of the Bank as of December 31, 2005 in accordance with International
Financial Reporting Standards as promulgated by the International Accounting Standards Board.

Chartered Accountants

Nassau, Bahamas
June 7,2006

Consolidated Balance Sheet

December 31, 2005, with corresponding figures for 2004
(Expressed in United States dollars)

2005 2004

Cash and due from banks:
Cash and demand deposits:
Affiliates $ 28,383,474 35,502,305
Other 9,063,958 3,062,650
37,447,432 38,564,955

Time deposits (note 3):
Affiliates 1,432,594,464 1,59,221,818
1,470,041,896 1,797,786,773

Loans and advances (note 4) 146,731,272 91,093,087

Securities purchased under agreements to resell (note 6):
Affiliates 129,157,681 54,303,317
Others 29,183,728 38,576,567
158,341,409 92,879,884

Accrued interest and other assets:
Affiliates 3,136,345 1,766,045
Other 3,003302 1,823,023
S6,139,647 3,589,068

TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,781,254,224 1,985,348,812

Due to banks:
Demand deposits:
Affiliates $ 2,812,159 2,830,944
Other 2,025,478 43,396
4,837,637 2,874,340

Time deposits (note 3):
Affiliates 39,524,088 219,694,250
44,361,725 222,568,590

Customers' deposits (note 5):
Demand deposits:
Affiliates 217,156 11,463
Other 781,734,504 1,066,439,529
781,951,660 1,066,450,992
Time deposits:
Affiliates 501,000 20,568,700
Other 708,102,398 475,832,505
1,490,555,058 1,562,852,197

Securities sold under agreement to repurchase (note 6).
Affiliates 11,675,001 20,358,700
Others 127,174,187 89,510,644
138,849,188 109,869,344

Accrued interest and other liabilities:
Affiliates 5,560,441 6,457,980
Other 5,359,083 2,565,835
10,919,524 9,023,815
TOTAL LIABILITIES 1,684,685,495 1,904,313,946

Shareholder's Equity
Share capital:
Authorized, issued and fully paid:
12,000,000 shares of S.00 each 12,000,000 12,000,000
General reserve (note 15) 20,000,000 20,000,000
Retained earnings 64,568,729 49,034,866

TOTAL SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY 96,568,729 81,034,866


Commitments (notes 7 and 8)
See accompanying notes to consolidated balance sheet'

This consolidated balance sheet was approved on behalf of the Board of Directors on June 7,
2006 by the following: A


Notes to Consolidated Balance Sheet

December 31, 2005
(Expressed in United States dollars)

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1. General Information
Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited ("the Bank"), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Credit
Suisse, Zurich, Switzerland (the "Parent"), is incorporated under the laws of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas and .is licensed under the Banks and Trust Companies
Regulation Act, 1965 to conduct international banking and trust services. The Paient and its .
branches and subsidiaries are referred to in this consolidated balance sheet as "Affiliates".
The registered office of the Company is located in the Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley and
Charlotte Streets, Nassau, Bahamas.
2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
S(a) Accounting convention
This consolidated balance sheet has been prepared under the historical cost convention,
except as noted below, and in accordance with International Financial Reporting
Standards as promulgated by the International Accounting Standards Board.
(b) Basis ofpresentation
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This consolidated balance sheet includes.the accounts of the Bank and its wholly-
owned subsidiaries, CB Administration Limited, CR Administration Limited and
Credit Suisse Wealth Management Limited ("CSWM"), all of which were incorporated
under the laws of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. CB Administration Limited
and CR Administration Limited were incorporated on August 31, 1995 to serve as
corporate officers and directors of companies managed by the Bank. CSWM was
incorporated on September 5, 2003 to provide banking services to clients of the Bank
and its affiliates.
(c) Foreign currency translation
The reporting currency of the Bank is United States dollars, as the Bank's share capital
is denominated in United States dollars, a significant amount of the Bank's transactions
are carried out in United States dollars and the majority of the Bank's assets are held in
this currency.
(d) Assets under management
The Bank is engaged in the provision of corporate management services involving a
large number of clients with substantial funds under administration.
Property in the amount of $3,813.3 million (2004 $3,518.3 million), held by the Bank
in a fiduciary or agency capacity for its customers has not been included in this
consolidated balance sheet since such items are not assets of the Bank.
(e) Financial Instruments
Cash and cash equivalents are short term "highly liquid investments" which are readily
convertible into known amounts of cash without notice or within three (3) months of
maturity when acquired.
Loans and advances are financial assets that are originated by the Bank.
Held-to-maturity financial instruments are financial assets and liabilities with fixed or
determinable payments and fixed maturities that the Bank has the intent and ability to
hold to maturity. These include cash and cash equivalents (except deposits on
demand), deposits with banks, deposits from banks, deposits from customers, securities
purchased under agreements to resell and securities sold under agreements to
Financial liabilities that are not held-for-trading are investment management fee
payable and other liabilities.
The Bank recognizes financial instruments on the day that funds are disbursed or
received as applicable.

Financial instmnents are measured inially at fair value, which normally will be equal
to the transaction price, plus, in case of a financial instrument not at fair value through
profit or loss, transaction costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition or issue of .
the financial instruments.
Subsequent to initial recognition all non-trading financial liabilities, loans and advances
and held-to-maturity assets 'and liabilities are measured at amortized cost less
impairment losses, where applicable. Amortized cost is calculated using the effective
interest rate'method.
A financial asset is derecognised when the Bank loses control over the contractual
rights that comprise that asset This occurs when the rights are realized, expire or are
surrendered. A financial liability is derecognised when it is extinguished.

() Securites financing arrangement -
The Bank enters into purchases (sales) of investments under agreements to resell
(repurchase) substantially identical investments at a certain date in the future at a fixed
price. Investments purchased subject to commitments to resell them at future dates'are
not recognized. The Bank, under the terms of these agreements, has the right to pledge
or sell the assets received. The amounts paid are securities purchased
under agreements to resell. The receivables are collateralized by the underlying
The difference between the sale- and repurchase considerations is recognized on an
accrual basis over the period of the transaction.
The Bank may pledge securities received as collateral to secure borrowings under
repurchase agreements. As these securities received and subsequently repledged are not
owned or sold short by the Bank, these securities are not recognized.
() Impairment
Financial assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date to determine whether there is
objective evidence of impairment. If any such indication exists, the asset's recoverable
amount is estimated. Provisions are established by charges against income and are
maintained at a level considered by the directors to be adequate to provide for potential
(h) Useof estimates
The preparation of a consolidated balance sheet in accordance with IFRS requires
management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the
consolidated balance sheet and the accompanying notes.. These estimates are based on
relevant information available at the consolidated balance sheet date and, as such,
actual results could differ from those estimates.
3. Due from/to Banks- Time Deposits
Due from banks time deposits earned interest at annual rates ranging from 0.66% to 6.84% at
December 31, 2005 (2004 0.60% to 6.17%%), as summarized by currency below:

2005 2004

AUD 5.42 -
CAD 2.68-3.33 2.16-2.58
EUR 2.34-2.44 2.02-2.15
GBP 4.48 4.59 4.71 4.84
NOK .. 1.75
NZD 6.84 6.17
USD 3.61-4.64 0.09-4.18
CHF .66- 1.03 0.6- 0.67

Interest was paid on balances due to banks time deposits at annual rates ranging from
0.09% to 4.81% at December 31, 2005 (2004 0.10% 2.25%), as summarized by currency

2005 2004

EUR 2.06-2.25
JPY .09 0.1
USD 2.85 4.81 1.41 2.25


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4. Loans and Advances
Loans and advances are comprised of secured loans and overdrafts. Secured loans are those
which are either guaranteed by first class financial, institutions and companies or are
adequately collateralized. Annual interest rates ranged from 0.89 to 6.37% at December 31,
2005 (2004 0.89% to 4.82%), as sumrharized by currency below:

-. 2005 2004

CAD 3.75-5.05 3.16
CHF 1.39-2.77 1.21
mjpY .89 .91 0.89
USD 3.88-6.37 2.07- 4.82

The loan loss provision for 2005 ana 2004 is nil.

5. Customers' Deposits
Interest was paid on customers' deposit balances at annual rates ranging from 0.40% to
5.94% at December 31, 2005 (2004 0.19% to 5.25%), as summarized by currency below:

2005 2004

"AUD 4.50 -
CAD 2.18-2.70 1.38-2.18
CHF .40-0.91 .19-0.57
EUR 1.33-2.54 1.13-2.08
GBP 4.13-4.35 3.94-4.52
SNOK 0.00-1.06
NZD 5.94 5.25
USD 2.85 -4.28 0.55-4.28

6. Security financing arrangements

The Bank purchases financial instruments under agreements to resell them at future dates.
The seller commits to repurchase the same or similar instruments at an agreed future date.
The securities purchased under agreements to'resell are entered into as a facility to provide
funds to customers. At December 31, 2005 securities-purchased under agreements to resell
were as follows:

Fair value of Carrying
assets held as amounts of
_____ collateral receivable

Government bills and bonds $ 171,494,305 158,341,409

The Bank has pledged securities received as collateral for securities purchased under
agreements to resell with a fair value of $171,494,305 to secure liabilities due under
securities sold under agreements to repurchase with a fair value of $128,300,475 as noted

Securities purchased under agreements to resell earned interest at annual rates ranging from
1.9 % to 4.8% (2004 0.55% to 2.35%0). .

The Bank also raises funds by selling or pledging financial instruments under agreements to
repay the funds by repurchasing the instruments at future dates at the same price plus interest
at a predetermined rate. The securities sold under agreements to repurchase are commonly
used as a tool for short-term financing of interest-bearing assets, depending on the prevailing
interest rates. At December 31, 2005 assets sold/pledged under agreements to repurchase
were as follows:

Fair value of
assets held as

Government bills and bonds

amounts of
. ., receivable.

$ 128,300,475 138,849,188

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase bore interest at annual rates ranging from
1.4% to 4-% at December 31, 2005 (2004 0.85% to 3.45%).

7. Financial Instruments

The Bank is party to financial instruments with off-balance sheet risk and other derivative
financial instruments in the normal course of business to meet the financing needs of its
customers. Financial instruments include commitments to extend credit at fixed and floating
rates, standby letters of credit and currency swap agreements. These instruments involve, to
varying degrees, elements of credit and interest rate risk in excess of the amount recognized
in the consolidated balance sheet. However, the Bank's credit risk is minimal, since most of
the instruments have been entered into on behalf of clients.

The contract or notional amounts of financial instruments reflect the extent of the Bank's
involvement in particular classes of financial instruments and do not measure the Bank's
exposure to credit or market risks and do not necessarily represent the amounts exchanged by
the parties to the instruments. The amounts exchanged,are based on the contractual notional
amounts and the other terms of the instruments. Notional amounts are not included in the
balance sheet and generally exceed the future cash requirements relating to the instruments.

Interest rate, liquidity and currency risks

The Bank manages its exposure to interest rate changes, liquidity and currency risk related to
its portfolio of loans and customer deposits by maintaining a matched book of assets and
liabilities by currency and maturity. Its objective is to manage the impact of interest rate
changes on earnings. The notional amount of derivative financial instruments used by the
Bank to manage interest rate and currency risks for clients accounts, forward contracts, at the
balance sheet date was approximately $4,320.7 million (2004 $15.74 million), comprised of
$2,160.35 million (2004 $7.87 million) of purchase commitments, and $2,160.35 (2004 -
$7.87 million) of sale commitments.

Credit commitments

The Bank 'as outstanding in the normal course of business, payment obligations and
guarantees of $48,912,672 (2004 $7,010,805). The Bank's maximum potential exposure to
credit loss in the event of non-performance by the other parties to the commitments to extend
credit is represented by the contractual notional amount of those instruments. The Bank uses
the same credit policies in making commitments and conditional obligations as it does for on-
balance-sheet instruments. Management does not anticipate any material loss as a result of
these transactions.

Credit risk.
Credit risk is the risk that a counterpart to a financial instrument will fail to discharge an
obligation or commitment that it has entered into with the Bank. The Bank has a credit
policy in place and the exposure to credit risk is monitored on an ongoing basis. The carrying
amounts of financial assets and the outstanding amounts of credit commitments best represent
the maximum credit risk exposure at the balance sheet date.

Fair value

Management estimates that the total fair value of loans and deposit assets and liabilities do
not differ materially from their carrying values given that average effective interest rat
approximate the current interest rates available to the Bank for loans and placements d
offered by the Bank for deposit liabilities with similar maturities.

Management does not consider the exposure to certain of these risks to be significant for the
following reasons: (1) the Company's financial assets, for the most part, are comprised of
short-term deposits with reputable financial institutions (primarily Affiliates), and (2)
financial liabilities are comprised primarily of amounts due to Affiliates and customer
demand deposits.

8. Commitments

In 1998 the Bank entered into an initial five year agreement with Bahamas Financial Centre
Limited to lease office space for its operations. The lease was renewed on July 1, 2003 for a
further term of five years. The annual lease rental cost is $710,620 plus service charges.

The Bank has entered into sub-lease agreements with one non-related party and four (4)
Affiliates to sublease portions of the leased premises. The sub-lease agreements are for initial
periods of 12 months to 60 months, with options for renewal.
Assuming that options-under lease and sub-lease agreements are exercised, future minimum
lease payments, net of sub-lease payments to be received, for premises are as follows:

Not more than one year $ 662,131
Between one and five years 993,197
S 1,655,328

9. Related Party Transactions
The Bank entered into various transactions with the Parent and Affiliates. Transactions with
related parties are entered into on commercial terms.

During December 2005, the Bank entered.into a License Agreement with Credit Sisse
Group, Zurich to use the master brand "CREDIT SUISSE" commercial and service trade
marks and variations thereof. The agreement is subject to re-negotiation annually. Other
liabilities includes $172,386 (2004 -NIL) payable pursuant to this agreement

On December 23, 2004, the Bank entered into a service level agreement with the Parent to
house backup servers in Zurich and to provide some backup aid maintenance routines in
connection therewith at an annual fee of CHF 9,940. The service agreement fee for 2005
includes the annual fee of CHF 9,940 and set up costs of CHF 39,776 (US$37,845). The
related payable of $37,845 is included in otier libilities. 'ihe'agreementis subject t re-
negotiation at any time. .

Salaries and other benefits

The Bank has a compensation arrangement inplace for all.its, employees whereby a
substantial part is-dependent on the performance of the business. The performance accrual for
the period forms a significant part of other liabilities in the consolidated balance. .
Other information
Effective January 1, 2004, the Bank bought the private client business from Credit Suisse
Investment Bank (Bahamas) Limited ("CSBL"). Private client assets and liabilities as of
close of business on December 31, 2003 were transferred at book values. The transfer was
made at nil consideration and generated no gain oi loss for the Bank. Pursuant to the sale and
purchase agreement the Bank was assigned access on a continuing basis to a few of CSBL's
proprietary computer systems for nil consideration..

10. Pension

The Bank participates in a group contributory pension plan for local eligible employees and
reimburses the Parent for expenses associated with the: international contracted employees'
participation in their pension plan. The Bank's liability is restricted to the amount of the

11. Asset management activities
The Bank provides asset management services for a large number of clients to include
individuals, corporations, trusts and other institutions involving substantial funds, whereby it
holds and manages assets or invests funds received in various financial instruments at the
discretion of the customer. The Bank receives fee and commission income for providing
.these services. Assets under management are not assets of the Bank and are not recognized in
the consolidated balance sheet. The Bank is not exposed to any credit risk relating to such
placements, as it does not guarantee these investments.

12. Taxation

Under the laws of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, there are presently no income,
withholding or capital gains taxes payable by the Bank.

13. C(nctntranoun ol Astl andAl O dik ilities
S The following is ai analysis of selected assets and liabilities by geographical location:

British United
Virgin Cayman States of
Bahamas Islands Canada Islands Europ Panama America Other Totals
Due tront banks .074,440 5.600'000 463,920,388 992,184,243 5.262,825 1.470,041.896
Loans and
advances 42.475.781 6.158,525 3,476,889 88,744.010 498,313 799,873 3,616,656 961.225 146.731,272
securities pur-
chased under
agremrltrs to
sell .1,383.058 157,788 14.841.178 726.507 1.801,703 128,431,175 158,341.409
inlresir and
assets 2,846.837 102,154 9,605 148,193 2,017.068 17773 559.020 438,997 6.139.647
60,780.116 6.418.467 3.486,494 109.333,381 46- : .276 2.619,349 1,124.791,094 6.663.047 1.781,254.224

Duetobanks 6.169.394 2.124.752 34,069,365 1,998,214 44.361.725
deposits 889.914.946 157.807.969 21,948,552 32,397.404 97,226.693 70,277,281 27,848.939 193,133.274 1,490.555.058
Secureiis sold
under agree-
recll to re-
plrclase 124.200.060 11.675.002 2.974.126 138,849.188
interest and
liabilihes 9,012,477 456,305 33,334 42,259 370,958 12,239 466,075 525,877 10,919,524
1.029,296.877 158,264,274 21,981,886 32,439,663 111,397,405 70,289,520 62,384,379 198,631,491 1,684,685,495

14. Maturities of Assets and Liabilities

The following is an analysis of assets and liabilities in order of maturity:

On demand Up to I Year I o 5 years Total
Due from banks $ 1.040.835.675 422.487.221 6.719.000 1.470,041.896
Loans and advances 14,823.623 131,626,481 281.168 146.731,272
Securities purchased under agreements
to resell 4,015,028 154.326.381 158.341.409
Accrued interest receivable
and other assets 3.194.657 2,804.256 140.734 6.139.647
$ 1.062.868.983 711.244,339 7,140,902 1.781.254.224

Due to banks $ 4.837,637 39,524.088 44.361.725
Customers deposit, 781,951.660 701.749,094 6.854,304 1,490,555.051
Securities sold under agreement to
repurchase 4,640,263 134,208.925 138,849.188
Accrued interest payable
other liabilities .090.435 2.693,785 135.304 10.919.524
$ 799.519.995 878,175,892 6,989.608 1.684.685.495

15. General reserve

The general reserve of $20 million has been established for capital adequacy purposes and
generally is not available for the payment of dividends.

16. Regulatory Capital

Guidelines issued by the Central Bank of the Bahamas require a capital level where total
shareholder's equity must be maintained at a riMinimum of 8% of risk-weighted assets. At
Dece ber 31 2005 and 2004. management believes the Bank was in compliance with these
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The bidding:
East South West North
Pass V Pass 2
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Pass Pass 44 6V
Opening lead seven of spades.
Bidding is a form of science, but,
as in many scientific endeavors, it is
impossible to attain perfection. The
theoretical must give way to the
practical in numerous hands, and
some bids are only general-direction
shots with which the marksman
hopes to hit the target
This deal shows how difficult it is
to bid perfectly. It occurred in a
match between France and Italy in
the European championships of
1958. South was Pierre Jais of
France, partnered with Roger Trezel.
West was Walter Avarelli, playing

with Giorgio Belladonna.
Trezel found himself in an awk-
ward position after East had bid two
spades and South showed a mini-
mum by passing. Afraid of two spade
losers, Trezel gave up on a possible
slam and jumped to four hearts.
But when Avarelli belatedly bid
four spades, the bid boomeranged.
Trezel was able to infer that Jais was
short in spades, and backed his judg-
ment by leaping to six hearts.
The Italian pair could have sacri-
ficed at six spades (down three), but
the slam had been bid so shakily that
they thought there was a chance to
beat it. Jais guessed how to play the
diamonds and scored 980 points, los-
ing only a spade trick.
At the other table, Pietro Forquet
of Italy became declarer at six hearts
with the North hand. But disaster
struck in a strange way. The French
East led the ace of spades and shifted
to the jack of clubs.
At this point, Forquet claimed the
balance, not realizing it was possible
to lose a diamond trick if the suit
broke badly.
The opponents naturally con-
tested the claim. The tournament
director was called and gave the only
ruling possible under the Laws. For-
quet was prohibited from taking a
diamond finesse against the jack and,
went down one in the slam, giving
the French a gain of 1,030 points on
the deal. C'est la guerre.

Calvin & HjbdJ)

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Conceit can get you into trouble, Aries,
but you seem to ignore all warnings
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reconcile bank accounts.
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A great opportunity arises on
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the day off to make the most of this
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You haven't been feeling your best,
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It seems you've gotten yourself
into another work bind. You just
can't seem to find a place to work
that interests you, Cancer. Keep
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Have you been feeling lonely, Leo? It
might be time to invite over some
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a lt dinner. Romance could follow!
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Too many road trips have put wear
on your car, Virgo. You just made
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You've decided to jump in and
finally get that pesky task done
that's been haunting you. Good for
you! Wednesday is an uneventful
day, so sleep in and enjoy it.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
A better mood keeps you lively this
week, Scorpio. When you're on a
roll no one can match your work
effort, so make sure the boss sees all
of your hard work-
SAGITTARIUS- Nov 23/lec 21
It seems you've been pondering
starting a new business. Remember,
being self-employed has its benefits
but also several downfalls con-
sider them carefully. Capricorn is
the one to watch out for this week.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
A trip to the doctor has you mending some
of your wild ways, Capricom. Now is not
the time for fun and gaem, but concentra-
tion on setting a coure for your future.
Expect Friday to be very exciting.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
No plans for your birthday,
Aquarius? Why not think creatively
and coordinate a hiking trip with
friends. The countryside looks peauti-
ful snow-covered. Virgo will help.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
Have you been waiting for some
good luck to come your way, Pisces?
Well, this week it just may arrive in
the form of an overdue check. Spend
the money wisely, but have fun.

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ready for comeback

Senior Sports Reporter
AFTER a two and a half
year break to recuperate from
a series of injuries, Freeman
'the Natural' Barr will be back
in the ring on Saturday, July
29 in Fort Myers, Florida.
His manager Steve Canton
confirmed on Thursday that
his SJC Boxing Club has
sealed a deal for a show, but
they are still working on an
"I had so many promoters
telling me that they were
going to put Freeman on their
show and we trained and pre-
pared for it and they could
never find an opponent for
him," Canton stated.
"So they just cancelled it

Boxer recovers from over

two years out with injury

and we were out there with
nothing. But we decided to do
it ourselves. And by us doing
it ourselves, we don't have to
worry about whether or not
he will fight."
Canton said he's put togeth-
er a group, of businessmen
from Fort Myers, who have
banded their resources to
make the show a reality as
Barr makes his return to the
For Barr, 32, it was "sweet

music" to his ears when he got
the word from Canton.
"I know I'm a little bit rusty
from being off sick the last
two years," said Barr, a elec-
trician by profession in Naples
where he resides. "I'm looking
to be more aggressive and be
more effective, box a little
more and score more points.
"I'm going to go back to the
old style of being more of a
boxer-puncher and I know
that I will be more successful

that way."
While he waits anxiously for
the naming of his opponent,
Barr said he will continue to
work hard in the gym, prepar-
ing for whatever challenge
comes his way.
"It doesn't matter," he said
about his unknown opponent.
"Once I get the sparring, I
believe I can beat anyone out
Canton said it's not so
important as to who his oppo-


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Mixed fortunes for

softball division leaders

Sports Reporter
LEADERS in the New Providence
Softball Association experienced opposite
results during the week, but both still sit
atop their respective divisions with just
one loss.
The Boomer G. Swingers improved to
6-1 on Wednesday with a 12-5 victory
over the Proper Care Pool Sharks, while
the Stingrays Sporting Club suffered their
first loss of the season, falling to 4-1 with
suffering a 6-2 loss to the DelSol
Both teams now hold half-game leads
in their divisions.
The Arawaks pulled off the upset
against the Stingrays in a low scoring
affair, led by the pitching of ace Cardinal

Gilbert gave up just four hits to the
high powered Stingrays offence and
sparked a defensive effort that stifled
his opponents.
The lone damper on Gilbert's day
was the solo home run he gave
up to opposing pitcher Crestwell
For the Arawaks, Ivan Francis was
two for two, with two runs and two
Julian Collie went three for four, and
scored once.
The Swingers did not appear intent
to allow the PCP Sharks to pull off a
similar upset.
They came out with a high level of
intensity in the first inning, scoring two
early runs and setting the tone early for
the remainder of the game.
The Swingers' defence shut out the
Sharks in the third and fifth innings,

while at the same time they took
advantage of the Sharks' eight errors.
Bernie Farrington was the winning
pitcher and Alex Taylor was tagged
with the loss.
The Sharks dropped to 2-4 and
fourth in the division.
The Swingers offensive attack was
well balanced and a number of
players contributed to the seven-run
Rebecca Moss went three for four,
with four runs; Neressa Seymour was
two for three with three runs; Theresa
Miller was one for three with one run,
and four RBI; and Christine Hanna
went one for four with a home run and
'Qe RBI.'
Offensively for the Sharks, Vonetta
Nairn went two for three, and Divonia
Robinson went one for two, and scored
two runs.

nent will be as it is getting him
back in the ring.
"I think Freeman will be
sharp. He's been in the gym
all along, preparing to come
back as a light-heavyweight at
175," Canton pointed out.
"We'll fight a few fights at
that weight and we will decide
if he will hold the weight or
drop back down to 168 as a
super middleweight. But his
health is good. He's been
cleared by the doctors with
the problem he had and he's
looking forward to getting
back in the ring."
Canton said they will be
working on getting Barr an
opponent that will help him
to get the ring rust off before
they focus on getting him lined
up for a world ranking and a
possible title shot.

Junior Sports
TOP junior players
Jamal Adderley, Kerrie
Cartwright and Kalotina
Klonaris will have a swing
at the competition at this
year's Tee-Rex national
tennis tournament.
The week-long (June
17th-22nd) national tennis
event will begin this week-
end at the national tennis
stadium and is expected to
:..draw more than 40 young
tennis players lioping to
qualify for the upcoming
ITF Tennis tournament.
With Adderley,
Cartwright and Klonaris'
names being placed in the
draw, the competition lev-
el should be raised a
Adderley, ranked 208
on the International Ten-
nis Federation's website,
will compete in the 17 and
under division in both the
singles and doubles.
Currently, Adderley has
a 14-6 win-loss record on
the singles side and an 8-7
doubles record. On April
8th he was crowned the
Caribbean International
Junior Champion, captur-
ing the singles title.
According to Mike Gib-
son, public relations offi-
cer in the Bahamas Lawn
Tennis Association
(BLTA), "with the top
junior players signing up
to take part in the nation-
als, not only will the level
of competition peak, but
the matches should be
pretty intense."
"Jamal has had a lot of
success recently so we are
expecting some stiff com-
petition in the boys single
match-ups. We are look-
ing forward to see him
play at the nationals," he
"But we can't leave out
players at home like Jay
Farrington, Jason Rolle
and Justin Lunn. These
guys are also playing good
on the local circuit so
when add Jamal into the
mix the games will be at a
high level."
On the girl's side, the
head-to-head clash
between Cartwright and
Klonaris is the heated top-
ic around the national sta-
dium, This weekend will
be the second time for the
year the two will meet in
In May of this year,
Cartwright was named to
the ITF African/COTEC
14 and under team to
Europe, which will com-
pete in a series of junior
tournaments during the
July and August months.
While Cartwright is
ranked 1739 on the ITF

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Sports Reporter
THE Women's National
team made their presence felt
with a convincing blowout
victory in their debut game at
the 2006 Caribbean Basket-
ball Championships.
The Bahamas defeated
Antigua 72-53 on Wednes-
day, for their first victory in
the round robin style tourna-
ment, while Antigua dropped
to 0-2.
The team came out aggres-
sively, jumping on the
Antiguans early in the first
quarter en route to a 17-9
Maintaining the same
intensity throughout the sec-
ond quarter, the Bahamas
coasted to a 37-26 lead at the
The third quarter would be
the defining moment for the
team as they distanced them-
selves from Antigua, opening
up their largest lead of the
Roberta Quant led the
way, scoring 16 points and
being a force on the offensive
glass in the quarter.
In an unusually high scor-
ing quarter, they outscored
the Antiguans 27-19 and
essentially wrapped up the
Along with leading the
team in scoring, Quant pulled
down seven boards and had
one steal.
Kim Rolle added 10 points,
and Sherelle cash chipped in
with 14 points and five
Head Cdach Linda Davis
said despite the team exhibit-
ing early signs of tournament
anxiety, they were able to
overcome it and perform as
"It was our first game so
we had an opportunity to
workout some early jitters,"
she said. "But eventually we
got under control and we per-
formed very well. Our tield
goal percentage was very high
compared to our opponents,
we shot very well from the
free throw line."
The Bahamas shot 52 per
cent from the field, and 71
per cent from the free throw
line while holding Antigua to
a dismal 34 per cent from the
field and 51 per cent from the
Davis said much of the
team's early problems were
due to the fact that the ball
used in the tournament is a
new FIBA regulation ball
that many of the players had
not used before.
"We had to get accustomed
to the new ball they're play-
ing with, a new FIBA regula-
tion ball and unfortunately
we haven't had a chance to
use one before we left," she
said: "It called for some
adjustments it's a little more
slippery than usual and has a
bit more bounce to it."
She also said that to
advance further in the tour-
nament, the team must
improve on rebounding and
minimising turnovers.
Led by Alexandria "Shaq"
Fernander with 10, they just
out-rebounded Antigua 32-
26, but they also had 17
With only five teams in the
women's tournament, there
are no pools, therefore each
team will face each other
before the playoff round.
Thus, the toughest tests for
the Bahamas are still to come
when the square off against
the U.S. Virgin Islands today
at 2pm and against Jamaica
tomorrow at 7pm
Davis said she expects the
team to perform well and be
one of the top performers to
"We expect them to per-
form very well, the top three
reams advance to Mexico and
we expect to be in the mon-
ey," he said. "We need to
make sure that our defensive
intensity remains high. It will
help us to improve tremen-
dously and our offence will be
right there."
The three top teams with
the best record at the end of
the tournament advance to
the Centro Basket Tourna-
ment to be held in Mexico

June 24-29, 2006.

The Bahamas are on a

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there with John (Farrington), I
know I can't do wrong."
John Farrington, the team's
captain, said it was good that
Rolle was able to pull off the
team's first victory again to set
the tune for the rest of the match-
es to follow.
"Yesterday, we had a tough
match against Puerto Rico, but
we were able to pull that out
because Marvin and Devin want-
ed it badly," Farrington stressed.
"And we won the doubles.
"We have two more matches

today, so the confidence level is
there. The guys are feeling a little
more comfortable on clay.
They're upbeat and looking for-
ward to rest of the tournament."
The Bahamas will need to fin-
ish in the top two in pool play in
order to advance to the playoffs
on Saturday and Sunday where
they will cross over to play the
top two finishers in Pool B
between El Salvador, Cuba, Cos-
ta Rica and Haiti.
The teams finishing first and
second in this final pool are pro-
moted to Americas Zone Group
II in 2007. The teams finishing
third and fourth in each pool
advance to another round-robin
pool, The teams finishing in third
and fourth in this subsequent pool
are relegated to Americas Zone
Group IV in 2007.
Leo Rolle, who is watching the
team play intently from the side-
lines, said he's been very
impressed with the way his son,
Marvin and Mullings are both
"The performances have been
very good so far. Their confidence
is getting better and better every
day," he stated. "I think they are
adjusting accordingly to the clay
court, even thought they haven't
played on it in a while."

Senior Sports Reporter
MARVIN Rolle pulled off
another hard fought victory, giv-
ing the Bahamas a 1-0 lead in
their second match in the Amer-
ican Zone III Davis Cup tie on
Rolle, the number two seeded
player on the team, won 6-3, 3-6,
6-3 in a rain interrupted match
over Trinidad & Tobago's Shane
Stone at the Maya Country Club
in Nueva San Salvador, El Sal-
Top seed Devin Munnings was
scheduled to play the second sin-
gles match on the outdoors red
clay courts, but his result was not
available up to presstime.
And Rolle and Mullings
wrapped up the doubles compe-
tition as the Bahamas attempted
to stay undefeated in the round
tournament before they play
Honduras today in a bid to
advance to the playoffs.
"There's not that much ranked
players here, except for one guy
from Costa Rica, who is 139 in
the world," Rolle pointed out.
"Besides that, there are a couple

of guys who are ranked at 500-
"Other than that, most of the
other guys are over 1,000, so it's a
good level for us to get a workout
in. We are comfortable with play-
ing against these guys here."
Rolle and Mullings opened the
tournament with a 3-0 victory
over Puerto Rico on Wednesday
to snatch a 1-0 lead in the four-
team round robin play.
Rolle won his opener 6-3, 5-7,
6-3 over Ricardo Gonzalez-Diaz
and Mullings defeated Gilberto

Alvarez 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 before they
teamed up to secure the match
in doubles, 6-4, 6-4 over Gabriel
Montilla and Jorge Rangel.
For Rolle, it was a fantastic
feeling to have his father, veteran
Davis Cupper Leo Rolle, on the
sidelines as.the lone Bahamian
supporting the team.
"I know it's good for him
because he normally doesn't get
to see me play," said Rolle, who is
normally playing in Futures Tour-
nament. "I feel more confident
on the court because with him

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AFTER a year of finabsing the paperwork. the countdown has
started for the construction of the $30 million track and field sta-
With the ground breaking ceremony scheduled for Indepen-
dence Day, construction of the slate-of-art multi-purpose stadi-
um is set to commence immediately afterwards.
The stadium, a gift from the People's Republic of China, will
accommodate 15,000 but relocate more than three sporting dis-
Having to switch homes will be the Bahamas Softball Federa-
tion IBSF). the Bahamas Baseball Federation IBBF) and the
Bahamas Hot Rod Association (Motor Sports Park).
The BSF, which is in the middle of its season, will have to
make the fields at the Balliou Hills Sporting Complex its home,
instead of the Churchill Tener Knowles stadium, which its has
been using for many years now.
The Churchill Tener Knowles stadium along with the Andre
Rodgers and recently built Tony Curry and Anthony McKenzie
baseball diamonds will all be demolished to accommodate the
new stadium, which will host both track and field and soccer.
The softball season started late last month and is scheduled to
run until October. In order for the BSF to host games at any of
the fields located at the Balhou Hills Sporting Complex, proper
lighting must be installed.
Although the BBF had cut their season short, several of their
games "ill still have to be relocated to the newly constructed
Pinewood Gardens Baseball Field and the Freedom Farm Park
in Yamacraw. The Bahamas Hot Rod Association's racing track
will mo\e to a site withinn the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre.
In a earlier inter iew, the Minister of Youth Sports and Hous-
ing Neville Wisdom said, "-The construction of the stadium is
designed to improve all sports in the country."
Wisdom further stated that the relocation is just a temporary
thing, and, at the completion of phase one, the disciplines should
have a home of their own
He added: "The relocation will only be a temporary thing,
phase one of the construction plans includes all sports. giving them
all permanent homes.
"We have five sporting facilities that can host the two federa-
tions, so the idea is not to dislocate, but to ensure that all parties
affected will have comfort."
The construction of the new national baseball and softball
stadiums will commence simultaneously with the new state-of-art
multi-purpose stadium.

AN ARTIST'S impression of
the new $30m track and feld stadium.

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