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Volume: 102 No.174


THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2006


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Dr Nottage: no

other cases on

any other island


* By ROYANNE FORBES
DARVILLE
FQRMALLY addressing the
nation from the House of
Assembly yesterday, Senator
Dr Bernard Nottage announced
that; the malaria disease is under
control and that there has been
"no cases of the disease on any
othcr island."
"Emphatically and unequiv-
ocally," he said, "it is not con-
sidered necessary for anyone
who visits Exuma to take anti-
malarials."
Aside from local concerns,
reports have circulated interna-
tionally, generating health risk
fear, that many Bahamians
believe could negatively affect
the :tourism industry.
But, Dr Nottage explained
that from the onset of the out-
break, his ministry has "treated


this matter with the utmost
urgency and sensitivity."
In a show of support, mem-
bers of PAHO and the local
team of health officials sat in
the gallery of the House of
Assembly as the minister made
the much anticipated announce-
ment.
"We have already identified
several l~cafiofis in Exuma
where the few. adult
.-nocphele, mosquito and its
larvae have been found. We are
monitoring the movement of
persons and conducting sero-
prevalence survey in those
areas. This will ultimately
reveal the source."
Before the business of the
House started, Prime Minister
Perry Christie, explained the
significance .of the interruption
SEE page 10


* MINISTER of Health Dr Bernard Nottage speaks in the House yesterday
tPhmoto: Franndd n G Ferouson)


City Dump fire extinguished after Kresident announces

fire fighters' ten week battle Kerzer dent ann
3y KAHMILEREID, home rebuilding partnership
kFTER 10 weeks of intense efforts by fire fighters, the fire at the
Cij:y Dump, located on Tonique Williams Darling Highway, was BUTCH Kerzner, President ,
completely extinguished on Friday, June 14. of Kerzner International, has .
It was estimated that 1,700 hours went into the effort, announced a significant home ., t
'The fire was extinguished...and no longer poses a threat to the rebuilding partnership in the
neighboring communities," said Superintendent Jeffery Dele- inner city constituency of St
,,JIy I Trrotnr riFf Firo Qorvirpn at the nrPes cnfrepnce held at the Cecilia.


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Department of Environmental Health yesterday.
The fire on Friday, April 28, was caused by spontaneous com-
bilstion, that is, self ignition of highly flammable materials.
4In an,effort to prevent a recurrence of this event, Assistant
SEE page two


The partnership, in con-
junction with Deputy Prime
Minister Cynthia Pratt, who
represents the area, and The,
Tribune's Santa Claus Christ-
mas Committee, will refurbish.
homes, repair damaged roofs,
provide running water, toilets,
plumbing, and electrical facili-
ties to the less fortunate in the
St Cecilia community.
The deputy prime minister,
said she was delighted that Mr
Kerzner had chosen St Cecili-
a's for his community assis-
tance programme.
"I thank Butch Kerzner,"
she said,."for his generous
offer in assisting unlderpivi-
leged persons in the con-
stituency of St Cecilia. It's a
life saver for so many of these
people who are not able to
help themselves."
Mrs Pratt said the offer was
the result of Mr Kerzner's tour
of the St Cecilia constituency


ll DEPUTY Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt talks to
Butch Kerzner, president of Kerzner International
(PIhoto: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


last Christmas.
She said the elderly persons
of St Cecilia, who own their
own homes, but haven't the
means to repair them, will ben-
efit from this venture.
Explaining why poverty-


stricken St Cecilia's had been
chosen for special attention,
Mr Kerzner said that commu-
nity involvement was built into
Kerzner International's mis-
SEE page 14


Ingraham: PM
twisted facts
of Bahamas'
budgetary
performance
0 By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter'
PRIME Minister Perry Christie
has twisted the facts of the
Bahamas' budgetary and eco-
nomic performance, according to
opposition leader Hubert Ingra-
ham,
Describing the PLP's adminis- -4
tration as one of 'smoke and mir-
,jors, Mr Ingraham in his
2006/2&007budget communication
to parliament, questioned the
interpretation of data given by
Mr Christie to show thlt the
Bahamas was experiencing
unprecedented economic growth.
"Illusion is now the order of
the day. And the marketing of
illusion is now a primary activity
for the governing party," he told
the House of Assembly yester-
day afternoon.
Mr Ingraham said that the fol-
lowing statement made by Mr
Christie in his budget speech was
untrue:
"In the ten years of the previ-
ous administration, impressive '
SEE page 10
FNM leader
claims household
incomes fell by
$735 in 2005
By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
HOUSEHOLD incomes in the
Bahamas decreased by an esti-
mated $735 in 2005 while the cost
of goods and serviceJave
increased, former prime pnipster
and leader of the oppqsiftidn
Hubert Ingraham told the House
of Assembly yesterday during his
contribution to the 2006/Q7 bud-
get debate.
Mr Ingraham said that this
shows that Prime Minister-erry
Christie and his government are
"twisting facts on the country's
budgetary and economic'perfor-
mance" to create the appearance
of prudent fiscal management.
This he said fits well with the
government's policy of "niarkei-
ing of illusion."
"He (the prime minister) iAl
not tell Bahamians that od his
government's watch household
income decreased by an estimat-
ed $735 in 2005 while the cost of
SEE page 10


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Dump blaze
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This Friday 8 Saturday I


FROM page one
Director of Environmental
Health Services, Roscoe Fergu-
son said prevention plans are
already underway.
"Already we have ordered
our own fire suppression equip-
ment, similar to the ones used
by the fire services, we are
coordinating some training pro-
grammes with Supt. Deleveaux
for our staff," Mr Ferguson
said.
Mr Ferguson also said that
during the dry season the
department will continue to
water the site to keep it moist
and to prevent a recurrence.
He also pointed out that
when the fire started it was
very windy and some smoke
pockets, which still existed at


strength
in numbers
Family Guardian announces the appointment of
Deborah Delaney, Agency Manager, Financial
Services Division, Freeport.


Mrs. Delancy is a 15-year veteran in the life
insurance industry and brings to her new role
al Family Guardian a successful record
in sales and blanch management.
She is on 8-time qualifier of the prestigloub
Million Dollar Round Table and has also served
as MDRT's local chairperson lor The Bahamas
Family Guardian welcomes Mrs Delancy to
its management team in Grand Bahama and looks
forward to her continued success as a recognized
leader in sales and customer service delivery.


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the site, fuelled the flames and
consequently caused a large
fire.
The fire fighters, referred to
as an "awesome team of six",
were met by major health and
weather-related challenges, Mr
Ferguson said.
"The challenges were most-
ly health related and industrial
site related, there were also
challenges with respiration and
breathing," said Mr Ferguson.
Mr Ferguson said visual chal-
lenges were included in the
health challenges.
The visual challenges, he said,
were met when water was
applied to the area and dense
smoke flared up.
Mr Deleveaux said his
department intends to work in
conjunction with environment


* FIRE rescue shows the press the area where the fire tooi
place


(Ph,

and health and with Mr Fergu-
son and his crew in an effort to
constantly monitor the site to
prevent a recurrence.
"We have put in place a
plan, effective immediately


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-:,* A -TRACTOR tries to spread the garbage at the dump where
the fire look place


otos: Felipi Major/Tribunq staff)

where each Guard Cothman-
der is responsible for having
an officer come and viiit the
dump site, and any sign of
fire, immediate action 1wll be
taken against it," Mr Dele-
veaux said.
This inspection of the ite, he
said, will be done on a mjp.thly
basis.

Confident

While the occurrence of a fre
of this nature, most of the time
cannot be prevented, the
department is confident that
they will be "on top of it' when
it does.
"Whenever the condition is
right, it will happen because of
the nature of the landfill. This is
why we are going to be O top
of it as soon as it startsI" Mr
Deleveaux said.
He added that during the
summer months spontaneous ,
combustion is a possibility on
the site due to the materials at
the site and the heat rays.'
He said there also will be
monitoring of the scavengers
on the dump site, because
even though they can keep a
subterranean fire under con-
trol, smokers who come on the
site might carelessly discard
their cigarettes and cais.e a
surface fire, despite the "'No
Smoking" signs on the piop-
erty.
Mr Ferguson said plans are
also underway to acquire equip-
ment to break down the mater-
ial on the site, thereby reduc-
ing its volume, this will in turn
reduce the risk of spontaneous
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THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2006, PAGE 3


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Funeral to

be held for

Livingston

Coakley


Peet gives assurances on


s environment


* LIVINGSTON
Nathaniel Coakley


AN official funeral will be
held on Friday, June 23, for for-
mer Cabinet minister and mem-
ber of parliament Livingston
Nathaniel Coakley.
The funeral will begin at
11am at Christ Church Cathe-
dral on George Street, the Cab-
inet Office announced in a
statement yesterday.
Mr Coakley died June 11. He
was 81 years old.
He is survived by his wife
Marietta Coakley and four chil-
dren.
His body will lie in state in
the foyer of the House of
Assembly at 11am Thursday for
public viewing.
At 10.30am on Friday, the
bearer's party will take the body
in procession from Parliament
Square, west along Bay Street
onto George Street and into
Christ Church.
When the service is complet-
ed, Mr Coakley's body will be
taken in a convoy to the junc-
tion of Wulff and Bernard
Roads.
There, the procession will
regroup and proceed to Wood-
lawn Cemetery, where his body
will be interred.
The public is advised that Bay
Street between George Street
and Parliament Square will be
closed to traffic and there will
be limited parking on Bay
Street.


Man faces

assault and

possession

charges

A 26-YEAR-OLD man was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
yesterday in connection with
charges of drug possession and
assault.
Maurice Knowles was
arraigned before magistrate
Guillemina Archer.
He plead not guilty to the
charge of marijuana possession
with the intent to supply.
It is alleged that he was found
in possession of 36 grams of
marijuana on Friday June 16.
He is also charged with hav-
ing assaulted a woman with a
shotgun on the same day.
Knowles plead not guilty to
this as well.
He was granted $8,000 and
the matter was adjourned to
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A GREAT deal of atten-
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environment in the wake of
a $1.8 billion joint venture
between the government and
the Boston based I-Group,
according to Vincent Peet.
Mr Peet, who is the Minis-
ter of Financial Services and
Investments, said attention is
also being paid to beach
accessibility for the island's
residents.
During his budget contri-
bution, yesterday, Mr Peet
explained that some areas
have been designated as envi-
ronmentally sensitive 'no-












A JURY in the retrial of
the nurse Joan Lunn mur-
der case has been dis-
charged and the trial
adjourned to next month as
the prosecution could not
proceed with its case.
Prosecutor Francis Cum-
berbatch said that he was
not at the liberty to say why
the case was put off, but
noted that a new trial has
been set for July 17.
The trial was expected to
get underway this week.
The case is being tried
before Justice Jon Isaacs.
Kendon Brown will
stand trial again for Lunn's
murder, the attempted mur-
der of Anthony "Blackus"
Saunders and conspiracy to
murder Saunders.
SMonty Thompson will be
tried for conspiracy to com-
mit murder.
Nurse Lunn, 65 was shot
and killed While attending
patient Anthony Saunders
on July 7, 2001.
Saunders had been trans-
ferred to the private surgi-
cal ward of the Princess
Margaret Hospital the pre-
vious day.
He had already been shot
twice during a drive-by
shooting on Grand Bahama.
Nurse Lunn was report-
edly shot in the heart. Saun-
ders was shot three times
but survived.
Brown and Thompson
were initially convicted of
the murder, but had their
sentences were quashed by
the Court of Appeal in
2004.
The accused are being
represented by Murrio
Ducille and Wayne
Munroe.
Prosecuting the case are
Francis Cumberbatch and
Neil Brathwaite of the
Attorney General's Office.


build' zones and other areas
are earmarked for the cre-
ation of public spaces; includ-
ing beach parks.
A public beach park of not
less than 20 acres near the
Curtis Creek area is in the
development plans according
to Mr Peet.

Access

He said that all traditional
beach access rights enjoyed
by Bahamians will be pre-
served, emphasising the gov-
ernment's commitment to
protecting beach access.
"One of the key areas in
which the government sought
the developers commitment
was in the preservation and
enhancement of pristine areas
on the island, for the enjoy-
ment of both residents and
visitors alike," he said.
According to Mr Peet 5,000
acres of land is to be pre-
served in recognition of "the
vitally important objective of


MINISTER of
Financial Services and
Investments Vincent Peet

protecting our natural trea-
sures."
"These preserves will be
restricted to research, educa-
tion and recreational purpos-
es only and will be made
accessible to the public
through the placement of
walking trails and observation
sites," he said.
The billion-dollar, 50/50
joint venture development
between the government and
the I-Group, which was for-
mally announced in March,
has already met with criticism.
Just weeks after the deal
was announced, Freeport
attorney Fred Smith accused
the government of "breach-
ing the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement," in its pursuit of
developing another free-trade
zone, which would be in com-
petition with the tax-free zone
in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Mr Smith said in a Tribune
article in March, "we are fac-
ing tremendous challenges in
many parts of the Bahamas.
There is very little land, and
there are three unique envi-
ronment and fragile eco-sys-
tems; we have no environ-
mental protection legislation.
We do not have an environ-
mental regulatory authority.
The BEST Commission does
not exist in law and that is the
big vacuum that we have in
the development profile of
the Bahamas."
Another Tribune article
printed in March expressed
Mayaguanians concern
that the status qud on the


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island might possibly be dis-
rupted.
Some residents raised con-
cerns about crime on the
island once workers began the
development; one resident
pointed out that at present,
in Mayaguana a person could


sleep in the street and never
fear for their life.
However, they were gener-
ally positive about the devel-'
opment, saying it will allow
their children to find employ-
ment without having to move
to Nassau or Freeport.


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PAGE 4. THURSDAY. JUNE 22, 2006


EDITOR IE STITOR


. "I ALSO FIND it most interesting that Mr
I Marquis (John Marquis, Managing Editor of
iThe Tribune), who is unquestionably on a
"wprk permit in the Bahamas, is particularly
liaid-hitting on that subject," wrote PLP
Senator Philip Galanis in a letter published
.inThe Tribune on Monday. "And his colo-
iiial evaluation of the importance of for-
eigners to all sectors of corporate Bahamas,
as well as the media, is a grave insult to all
bright young Bahamians, especially the new
generation of journalists at his own news-
paper."
The two most senior Bahamian members
of our editorial staff local news editor
Paco Nunez and senior reporter Rupert Mis-
sick say they can see right through Mr
Galanis' not so subtle, hypocritical mischief-
making.
They recognize the changing face of the
new Bahamian, a better educated Bahamian;
a Bahamian more open and exposed to the
outside world; a Bahamian without the built-
in insecurity buttons for politicians, like Sen-
ator Galanis, to push; a Bahamian who will
soon make the Senator Galanises of this
Bahamaland and their underhand manipu-
lating, redundant.
Mr Nunez, the most senior in our news-
room, recognizes his lack of experience in
the profession. He points out that he has
only been a journalist for five years. "My
memory only goes back five years, to 2001,"
he says, "I need experience."
Our news room functions on the collec-
tive experience and knowledge of all of its
staff each onehelping the other, and dip-
ping into the well of expertise brought to
'the table by our foreign editors.
"There is not a second that he's here,"
says Mr Nunez, "that I am not learning from
Mr Marquis. I even keep a file for future
use as to how he handles situations that I
'might have to face in the future."
Neither one of these fine young men fool
themselves into thinking that they are ready
to replace Mr Marquis. But their day will
come. While they work on their writing,
editing and management skills, they are
building up their journalistic experience.
And as we all know in this profession expe-
rience only comes with the accumulation of
years. Daily Mr Marquis burdens them-withb
more responsibilities. He-is proud of his
news room and his young Bahamian staff.
And who is this man John Marquiis w hc
dares to write with such jiiiui itl. on things
Bahamian,' He is a writer who is no stranger
to the Bahamas. He has been with us much
longer than most of our readers imagine.
He is the only journalist to whom our
late father, Sir Etienne Dupuch, once said he
would relinquish his editorial chair with con-
fidence. Sir Etienne made that judgment on


the ability he recognized in '. budding jour-
nalist of only 24 years. i, only was the
young man a brilliant vwritei' bul he was a
hard working, object. c;i, au feiriless jour-
nalist, who -- like Si i~ti..J ,'. itself- .
championed the cause ,i llhi *:.:.:. *dog. of
society's voiceless.
Mr Marquis came to ihle h;niui-.i,,tIs in 1966
at the age of 22, having haed iao years of
experience as a journalist l a speech to
the Rotary Club of East Nassau in 1969, he
talked of "the frightened society" in which
Bahamians were then living.
"I am conscious of the danger of every
word I utter being attributed to some per-
sonal prejudice no matter how objectively or
sincerely they are expressed," he told Rotar-
ians. "I think undue sensitivity to criticism is
one of the more unfortunate characteristics
of politicians in countries still going through
their political puberty."
Thirty-seven years later he finds the
Bahamas a less frightened society, but still
going through "political puberty."
He recalled that the best compliment
paid him in his early years as a Guardian
reporter was when a PLP minister, in effect,
accused him of being a UBP swine and in
the same week a former UBP minister
accused him of being a PLP dog
SA journalist always revels in such com-
pliments, because they confirm that at least
he is being fair to both sides.
But the day came when he could no longer
live in a smothering, frightened society. He
returned to England with fond memories of
a newspaper and a publisher who encour-
aged him to be outspoken and fearless.
In England he carved out an enviable
career, travelling the world for the Thomson
Newspapers -- even once returning to Nas-
sau on assignment. As an investigative
reporter he won the British Press Award
for Provincial Journalist of the Year and
before coming to the Bahamas was a mem-
ber of'the South West England Advisory
Committee on Journalism Iraining. As he
neared retirement, he -iecalled 'Ihe Tribune's
fighting spirit and decided that that was
wheree he v-anred Itc ;pAd i i. ceriaining
years of his professional life
And it is b,..re Thai he is s ,iarig his expe-
rience w,: Ym.i:.g BahAma.a, preparing
them for a new Bahamas, a Bahamas in
which, thanks~ to .hem. 'There will always be
a free and iadepeandri pres's.
We know that government wouid like to
pull his work penrmii and send him packing,
but we warn them dhai this time Ithey would
be making a big mistake..
Such a move would be a glaring example
of an immature ard over sensitive govern-
ment attempting to intiimdaite ta ree and
outspoken press.


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Galanis 'insult' remark answered


EDITOR, The Tribune.

I AM not usually one to butt
into other people's conversa-
tions; however, it would be
foolish of me to stay out of this
fundamental debate going on
between writers of The Tri-
bune and former Metrmbcr of
Parliament Mr Philip (Calanis..
(John Marquis, [vlay 29) 2006:
Philip Calanis, June 6, 2006;
Tribune Editorial, June 6,
2006).
S In an i, inni lli d1 way, the
issues at hand have to do ,ilth
the state of the Baimlanian edu
cation system attitudes
towards foreigners and contri.-
butions of foreigners to devel-
opment, and tlireats to the
tourism industry.
The discussions bring to
mind a particular trend that
seems to be thriving in the
Bahamas whereby Bahamnians
respond to criticism, especially
from Bahamian immigrants, by
assuming a foreign identity of
their own.
Bahamians speak from the
point of view of a tourist; as if
they were foreigners looking
at the Bahamas from afar. The
say, "what would the tourists
think about that" or "how
would a tourist react to this"
or "how is this going to affect
the tourists".
Quite frankly, I am sick of
all this tourist talk. Is it tourists
who live in the Bahamas?
When we rationalise problems,
the only cost benefit analysis
that is performed is how it will
appear to the tourists; how it
will cost or benefit the tourism
industry.
The problem is so bad, even
in matters of policing we have
lost sight of who our con-
stituents are. I remember read-
ing of an increase in the num-
ber of incidents of rapes com-
mitted in the Cable Beach area
and to my dismay the com-
mentary and news reports that
emerged as a response to the
problem were overwhelming-
ly centred on the need to create
a special sexually-based-crimes
unit for the tourists.
I do not recall these tapes
being committed against iay
tourists and I certainly do not
recall any talk of establishing
more victim support units for
victims of rape or any public
awareness campaigns to help
reduce the problem of stigma-
tisation surrounding rape vic-
tims. What we were concerned
about wag how to preserve this
exotic picture of the Bahamas
as an island paradise where we
have no problems.


In fact, Bahamians like Mr
Galanis, and many others -
PLP, FNM, BDM or Indepen.-
dents make it their life's work
trying to project a romantic
image of the Bahamas to for-
eigneis, where no problems
exist and Bahamians live in
muted conversation on what
Marion Bethel calls "this coral
cay where tourism is king
di In, People of this mental-
ity try to convince the rest of us
that this romantic Bahamas
actually exists; and worst of all,
they try to convince us to live
out or act out this lie. Dis-
senters, who refuse to live this
lie, are called unpatriotic or un-
Bahamian.
It is this kind of thinking that
reduces very important
debates, like the debate about
the state of our education sys-
tem, into a frivolous discussion
about what the tourists will
think about us pointing out our
own flaws.
It does not take a genius to
deduce that the Bahamian edu-
cation system is defunct; and
it certainly does not take a for-
eigner. In 2004, the Math
BGCSE exam was written by
the greatest number of stu-
dents. On a grade scale of A
to U, the 4,367 students who
sat the exam earned an average
grade of E. In the English Lan-
guage exam, the 4,281 students
who sat the exam earned an
average grade of D-. I am will-
ing to bet that the 2005 and
2006 results reveal a similar
scenario. The education system
is defunct. The question is what
aew we going to do about it;
that matter is for another dis-
cussion.
As for the matter of our
xenophobia, in my 21 years on
this earth. I have travelled to
over 20 countries in the world
in three continents and I have
seen few people that are as
xenophobic as Bahamians. But
do not say it too loud, the
tourists might hear.
Bahamians fear immigrants
because they fear their own
ability to be competitive. This
fear has become so terrifying
that it has induced a state of
denial that is spreading like the
plague. Sometimes I dream
that I could find a way to dispel
this persistent myth in Bahami-
ans"heads that people want to
be like us.
There is a kind of warped


thinking that says just because
we have a lot of illegal immi-
gration that people are dying
to come and take over the
Bahamas and be like Bahami-
ans. If these immigrants were
not so desperate, I guarantee
you they would not choose to
come to this country.
I am certain you have heard
the following phrases before,
"I'll let my Haitian mow your
lawn" or "He smell like a Hait-
ian". Why would a Haitian
man or woman want to cdme
to a country that prides itself
on the denigration of immi-
grants to levels unparalled any-
where else in the world? Pover-
ty and desperation make us do
unthinkable and undesirable
things.
The irony of the matter is
that our xenophobia is com-
pletely unfounded. I am will-
ing to bet if we were to calcu-
late the cost of illegal immi-
gration to the Bahamas and
match it against the benefit of
legal immigrants there would
be no real comparison. It is a
fact that the Bahamas employs
more Caribbean people per
capital than any other
Caribbean island. As much as
we do not like to admit it, the
Caribbean Single Market
(CSME) already exists in our
land.
The two largest employers
of Bahamians outside of the
government are both foreign-
ers. I could also list a score of
names of politicians and lead-
ing Bahamians, who to their
apparent dismay are all chil-
dren of immigrants.
As Bahamians we need to
get over ourselves. Our inse-
curity of identity is driving us to
madness. This facade of wealth
made.possible by the tourism
industry is stifling our ability
to conceive of a Bahamas
beyond the minimum passing
grade standard. Our fear of
being inadequate has turned us
into a monopolistic, anti-com-
petition society. But, it takes
an apolitical pair of eyes, an
honest heart and a strong sense
of identity to see these things.
Unfortunately, not many of us
can boast of these things.
NOELLE NICOLLS
Nassau,
June 19, 2006.
(Noelle Nicolls is a Media
and Communications and Cul-
tural Studies graduate of the
University of the West Indies,
Mona. She is a cultural activist
and a Pan-Caribbean woman
Ed).


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Repaving

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THE Ministry of Works
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the public that it has com-
menced the repaving of John
F Kennedy Drive, between
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Peet's remarks spark opposition anger


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
YESTERDAY'S session of
parliament once again turned into
a shouting match between gov-
ernment and the opposition side
when members reacted passion-
ately to remarks made by North
Andros MP Vincent Peet about
the owners of Western Air.
Delivering his budget commu-
nication in the House of Assem-
bly yesterday morning, Minister
of Financial Services and Invest-
ments Mr Peet said that although


Hubert Ingraham is now endors-
ing Western Air owner Shandrice
Woodside-Rolle as a potential
FNM candidate for the North
Andros seat, the opposition
leader once considered her and
her husband "scum".
Mr Peet emphasised that it was
his personal opinion that Mr
Ingraham treated the Rolles as
"scum".
"Western Air owners were in
(Mr Ingraham's) bad book in
2002," he said.
The comments by Mr Peet led
to outrage from opposition mem-


bers, who demanded that he with-
draw the statement.
However, the North Andros
MP following advice from
Speaker of the House Oswald
Ingraham and further protesta-
tions by opposition members -
decided to withdraw only one of
his criticisms of the Western Air
owners, and to let the "scum"
comment stand as his opinion.
Prime Minister Perry Christie
supported Mr Peet in his right to
express his opinion.
Independent MP for South


Andros Whitney Bastian, how-
ever, advised Mr Peet to tread
with caution where the Rolles are
concerned.
He said that as the airline own-
ers are unable to defend them-
selves in the House, he would be
willing- step in and defend their
name.
"I know the facts, I was there
with them since day one, I am
still there with them. If you are
going to tell the story, tell the
whole story," he said.
During the dispute, the Speak-
er had to stand three times in an
effort to restore order to the pro-
ceedings.
Mr Peet made the statements
while highlighting the govern-
ment's achievements in Andros
since the PLP came to power in
2002.
Pointing out contracts awarded
in his constituency during his
tenure as MP, Mr Peet said that
Andros has experienced more
development in four years than
it has in the past 20 years.
He placed special emphasis on
the development of educational
facilities in Andros.
"Education is the best weapon


to affect change in the world," he,
said.
Western Air owner Mrs Wood-,
side-Rolle has in the past claimed-
that Mr Peet has a complete "lack,
of interest" in Androsians.
According to Mrs Woodside-'
Rolle, aside from Western Air,:
there is hardly any investment in:
Andros.
She said that her husband Rex,
Rolle has many projects under-:
way, such as a commercial devel-
opment not far from the airline's
main hub, which currently holds'
seven 10,000 square-foot com-
mercial buildings and is planned
to include a 44-room hotel.
However, Mr Peet said that he
would put his four-year record in,
North Andros up against the pre-
vious 20 years of representation-
daring any challenger to try to;
beat him.

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* By REUBEN SHEARER'
MORE than four months after claims that a
Defence Force officer beat a US journalist, the gov-
ernment is unable to give an update on the case.
The incident allegedly took place outside the
Carmichael Road Detention Centre on February
8.
The next day, the Ministry of Labour and Immi-'
gration issued a statement promising to launch an
investigation into the incident.
However, yesterday The Tribune contacted the
new Minister of Labour and Immigration, Shane
Gibson.
Claiming that he had no knowledge on the min-
istry's promise to investigate the matter, and could
not comment on the developments of the case, he
recommended someone else.

Police
Mr Gibson said that the investigation was never a
procedure to be carried out by his ministry, as the
police are usually in charge of such matters.
Next, The Tribune tried the Department of Immi-
gration.
A senior officer there insisted on a personal inter-
view because he claimed that the case could not be
discussed on the phone.
However, when a reporter arrived at the depart-
ment's headquarters, the officer said he could not
assist in any way with information about that matter.
He then suggested that the Ministry of National
Security be contacted.
However, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry


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we have to all take some blame,
says the Director of the Depart-
ment of Education, but the
major problem that we face in
New Providence, in particular,
is the lack of parental involve-
ment and support.
For years our nation has
spent millions of dollars seeking
ways to fix its ailing education-
al system, and most of our.
efforts have been focused on
the failings or shortcomings of
our teachers and administrators.
Yet where many in society
may wag their fingers at the
government or seek to burn our
teachers at the stake, one can-
not get away from the difficult
fact that education begins in the
home.
In an interview with The Tri-


bune on Tuesday, Mrs Iris Pih-
der, Director at the Department
of Education said: "We take the
licks in education, but 1 don't
think the public really under-
stands.
"I agree that good education
is determined by the quality of
instruction and the care that a
teacher demonstrates toward a
child, but it is also determined,
to a larger extent, by conditions
in the home.
"In all of our high schools in
New Providence, the cream of
the crop do as well as the cream
of the crop at the independent
high schools, but those students
usually receive the support of
a parent, parents, or some
extended family member.
"So we can't say that the cur-
riculum is not relevant, that the
teachers cannot teach, that the
environment is,not conducive
to teaching and learning. The


major problem in the public
school system is the lack of sup-
port from parents."
Mrs Pinder's statement, at

"The major
problem in
the public
school system
is the lack of
support from
parents."

Iris Pinder

first, may seem "harsh," and she
may even be pilloried for mak-


ing them, but, if one examines
her words closely, one can see
the truthfulness in them.
.In a famous 1965 report, The
Negro Family: the Case for
National Action, Daniel Patrick
Moynihan argued that "the
heart of the deterioration of the
fabric of Negro society is the
deterioration of the Negro fam-
ily."
The then assistant Secretary
of Labour and later a U S sena-
tor added that unless steps were
taken to halt that deterioration,
the result would be increased
"crime, violence, unrest [and]
disorder."
Moynihan statements, at the
time, were seen as racist and
"harsh," and he too was heavily
criticised after the report was
published. As a white man,
many accused him of racism for
ascribing the black condition to
anything other than generations


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of our education system?



Director of education Iris Pinder speaks out on our schools.


of systemic inequality.
One critic, Boston psycholo-
gist and civil rights activist
William Ryan, criticised the sen-
ator for attacking "the victim."
Yet years later, despite Moyni-
han's "harsh" statements, many
are not as critical of his words,
as some of its truths are being
realized.
Likewise, the director of edu-
cation is asking the Bahamian
community to take a look at
some of its own practices which
factor into the failing of the edu-
cational system.
"The unfortunate thing is that
over the years, we have had
children who have had children.
You have grandmothers now
who are 30 years old," Mrs Pin-
der said. "They were not ready
.to have kids, so they did not
nurture and they did not train.
This becomes cyclical.
"Then you have many of
these children living in two dif-
ferent environments. They
come to school where there is
structure, then they go home
where, in most cases, there is
no structure. You have children
that go home in the afternoons,
and there are no adults, so the
television or the gangs on the
street are the supervisors.
"Look at students at an NGM
Major in Long Island or stu-
dents at a Central Eleuthera
High and North Long Island
High. Those students will do
better because their parents val-
ue education and their parents
would go out and purchase
books and the likes. But mind
you, some of the parents in the
government schools in New
Providence do that as well, and
if you go and you track those
students whose parents support
their education, those students
do well as if they were students
at a St Andrews or a St
Augustines," the director con-
cluded.
Contributing to the debate
on education, one observer stat-
ed: "It is not just the educa-
tional system, it is our whole
societal system."




o In brief


Bishop

co-adjutor

due to be

consecrated

THE service of ordination
and consecration of bishop co-
adjutor elect Father Laish Z
Boyd, will be held on Thursday,
June 29.
The consecration has been
organised to coincide with the
feast day of St Peter and St
Paul, and will begin at 10am at
Christ Church Cathedral on
George Street.
The chief celebrant at the
mass will be Drexel Gomez,
Archbishop of the province of
the West Indies.
The preacher will be the Rev-
erend Dr John Holder, Bishop
of the Diocese of Barbados.
Immediately following the
service there will be a proces-
sion from the Cathedral, mov-
ing north on George Street, east
on Bay Street, south on Parlia-
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cluding at the Cathedral Parish
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According to Archbishop
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tremendous celebration and
thanksgiving to God, as Angli-
cans and the wider community
share in this special occasion."
Father Boyd was elected co-
adjutor bishop of the Diocese
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and Caicos by the 179 members
of the elective assembly, com-
prising the house of clergy and
the house of laity on February
24.
He was unanimously con-
firmed by the House of Bish-
ops on March 21.


"It does not matter if you
come from a single parent
home, if you come from a home
where both parents are illiter-


The director of education
agrees, in part, as there is a
small minority of public school
parents who do value learning


the school in respect to disci-
pline, attendance, homework,
and reading.
"Our public school parents
need to take a more proactive
role in their children's educa-
tional lives, and not just show
up at graduation or prom," Mrs
Pinder said.
Many in, our society under-
stand that education does not
exist in a vacuum, and whereas
much of our efforts at improv-
ing the system has been focused
on the system itself, we must
consider what a Tribune
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ate, it is a matter of your values
and your philosophy. If you val-
ue education, because you
understand what an education
means, you will ensure that your
child does what it takes to suc-
ceed."
"If parents value "things,"
more than ideas (learning), then
their child will not do as well."


more. She points to the culture
of excellence at the Oakes Field
Primary as one of several exam-
ples.
The excellence in those pub-
lic schools which are succeed-
ing, said the director, comes
from parents providing for their
children, which includes training
and nurturing and supporting


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* By 4RYSTEL ROLLE attributed to a breakdown in Bahamas Brain Bank." dents, which includes students i I


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Housing is launching a job ini-
tiative o address the mounting
probl i of unemployment in
the B amas,.
Alt ough unemployment
ociur in all demographic
group ; it is particularly preva-
lent a iong the youth.
Ac rding to Neville Wis-
dom, Pinister of Youth, Sports
and 1 using, the "extraordi-
naril "high" level of unem-
ploe \outh in Bahamas is




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co-ordinated informati
Mr Wisdom explain
there is an abundance
qualified young labc
appropriate career op
ties in the Bahamas -
problem is, these two r
are unaware of each ot
"What we want to dc
ry opportunity with q
young people," he said
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dom said, the govern
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our and as a nation to 'bank' their cre-
portuni- dentials," he said.
the only To do this, the ministry must
sources first establish a database. With
:her. the co-operation of the min-
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qualifiedd Tourism and other government
1. agencies, Mr Wisdom is hoping
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nent has ans wherever they are and col-
p "the lect their relevant information.
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July 26 from 3pm to llpm.
"This event will bring togeth-
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S graduates, recent college gradu-
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and other young college students
throughout our country seeking
not just jobs, but new and excit-
ing career opportunities."
Mr Wisdom is hoping to get
thousands of students and
recent graduates to turn out.
There will be career booths
set up with representatives from
both the private and public sec-
tor, who will expose attendees to
present and future career oppor-
tunities in their organizations.
"We expect the participation
of a number of major investors
looking for our nation's best
and brightest."
"This will not just be an
event," the minister stated, "this
will be an ongoing attempt to
prevent this brain drain that we
see sometimes rearing its ugly
head in the Bahamas for lack
of communication."


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PAG& Es, I HURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2006


* NEVILLE Wisdom


Cuban official gets 12 years



for influence-peddling


* HAVANA
A Communist official long
held up as an example of the
island's future leadership was
sentenced to 12 years in prison
for influence-peddling, the par-
ty said Wednesday, according
to Associated Press.
Juan Carlos Robinson Agra-
monte, among the youngest
members of the ruling Politburo
before being kicked out of elite


body and the party in April,
pleaded guilty Friday during a
trial in Havana, the official
Granma newspaper said. Gov-
ernmept prosecutors had sought
a 15-year sentence.
"It was demonstrated that
Robinson Agramonte, in the
open process of his ideological
weakening and with abuse of
his position, forgot his high
responsibilities and the integri-
ty demanded of a revolution-


ary cadre and used his influence
to obtain benefits," Granma
said.
It offered no specifics on what
benefits were obtained or how
Robinson used his influence to
get them.

History

Cuban officials had once
pointed with pride to Robinson
as an example of the island's
young black leadership.
Robinson, now 49, is from the
eastern city of Saftiago -
Cuba's second-largest city and
had been the party's first sec-
retary for the Santiago Province
since 1994.
But in late April, the Polit-
buro announced that Robinson
was expelled from the party for
repeatedly failing to overcome
"errors" such as abuse of
authority and arrogance.
At the time, the party leader-
ship said Robinson had become


"a lamentable and unusual case
of the inability of a political
cadre to overcome his errors."
Cuba is striving to build up
its younger leadership to even-
tually take over for the original
revolutionary leaders, many of
whom are now in their 70s.
President Fidel Castro will turn
80 in August, and his brother
and constitutionally designated
successor, Defense Minister
Raul Castro is 75.
"Criticised, warned and
exhorted more than once by the
(party leadership) to overcome
his failings, he pretended to
recognize them and end them,"
the Politburo said then. "But
that wasn't what happened."
The party leadership indicat-
ed Wednesday that Robinson
should serve as an example,
warning that "in our country,
no one, despite their responsi-
bilities and merits, can violate
the law. He who does so will
inexorably receive the weight
of revolutionary justice."


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* AUDREY Farrington said:
"Students should be repeated
if they don't meet the required
standards."


* JOHN-MICHAEL Clarke
said: "The effects are scary, we
already have a problem in the
country, with finding qualified
Bahunmians '


* REV Doctor V L Cash said:
"We have two choices, either
build bigger and better prisons
or start repeating students."


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not ac~e pl-allie.a''.')'


Speaking out on education


IN early 2001 officials began
expressing concern over the
increasing number of students
not achieving the necessary
grade point average for gradu-
ation.
Many began to worry about
what allowing them to gradu-
ate anyway would mean for the
future of the Bahamian econo-
my.
That same year, Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie, who was
opposition leader at the time,
said education was in a "state of
crisis".
Five years on, the concerns
continue to be expressed and
many believe "social promo-
tion" -- the practice of allowing
underachieving students to
move up through 'the grades -
continues to take place.
With this in mind, The Tri-
bune hit the streets to pose the
question: "Should students be


promoted despite failing to
meet the passing standards?"
"The D, E and F averages are
not acceptable," said Beverley
Strachan. "The government is
allowing the low grades, and
Ihen' r'bipk!yers have no choice
but to hire unqualified work-
ers.
She went on to say that par-
ents also carry some of the
blame, and should take a
more active role in making
sure that their children are
advancing through the system


in the proper manner.
Local businessman John-
Michael Clarke said: "We have
been too busy pointing fingers
and not handling the prob-
lem."
"The effects are scary. We
already have a problem in the
country with finding qualified
Bahamians. We must think
about the good of the country -
everyone must be comfortable."
Mr Clark went on to speak
about the need for teachers to
feel compensated for their work


if they are to perform correctly.
He also criticised the condi-
tion of the schools as learning
environments.
Iijl ik. is being done to the
children if we move them to
higher grades, which they aren't
ready for," said Rev Dr V L
Cash. "We arc basically look-
ing for Ihem to fail again."
Rev Cash continued: \\ i i
a man's miud is not exposed,
he doesn't think things through
properly. This is where crime
comes in.
"We have two choices, either
build bigger and better prisons
or start repeating students."
School principal Audrey R
Farrington said: "Students
should be repeated if they don't
me the required standards. The
Ministry of Educatiori has man-
dated that students be repeated
if they don't make an average
GPA."


US opposes Venezuela's UN bid 'because


it would stand up to Washington'


I VENEZUELA
Caracas
VENEZUELA condenined
what it called US diplomatic
pressure against its bid for a UN
Security Council seat, saying
Washington is trying to lobby
Latin American nations to keep
Venezuela off the council
because it would stand up to
the Bush administration.
according to Associated Press.
Maripili Hernandez,
Venezuela's deputy foreign
minister for North America,
said in a statement Tuesday that
the United States "is worried
that a small country like
Venezuela can stand up to the
empire with dignity and
strength".


Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez's eovcrnnment, which
has close ties with Iran and
Cuba and has opposed the wai
in ':aq, is competing with US
ally Guatemala for a regional
seat. The duelling bids are
expected to be a test of support
for the leftist Chavez in Latin
America.
The council has five perma-
nent members with veto power
- the United States. Britain,
Russia, China and France and
10 non-permanent members
that serve two-year terms but
have no power to veto resolu-
tions.
The UN General Assembly
will elect new council members
in October, and they will take
their seats January 1. Consen-


sus candidates are almost position very clear, very per-
always approved by the assem- suasively, too," Bolion said,
,hly, and in the case of contested- '' 'r c!lboraiueg.
races its 191 members. willt' ,::'e -,"''i:
select the new council member
from Latin America and the
Caribbean.
The US has made clear that it
favors Guatemala. US officials
have expressed concerns about
what they call Venezuela's con-
frontational stances in foreign
policy.
US Ambassador to the Unit-
ed Nations John Bolton said
the US was pushing for
Guatemala When Wednesday
asked by reporters whether
Washington was encouraging
countries not to back
Venezuela.
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goods and services have
increased. He will not tell them
that they have to do more with
less," Mr Ingraham said.
During his contribution, the
opposition leader presented
what he described as proof of
the dramatic economic turn
around under the FNM, con-
tradicting statements by the
prime minister that the current
government had to rescue the
economy from the former's mis-
management.
Mr Ingraham said that
instead of acknowledging the
FNM's accomplishments, the
governing party, "perhaps out
of envy, makes every effort to
belittle the successes of our
tenure in office."
"I do not know whether it is I
or the prime minister who is
having a Rip Van Winkle expe-
rience during this budget exer-
cise, but certainly the prime
minister (who also serves as


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minister of finance) does not
live in the same reality as do I
and as do the vast majority of
the Bahamian people," the
opposition leader said.
In 1992, the year in which the
now opposition came to office,
the Bahamian economy expe-
rienced negative growth of -2.0
per cent; the year before in
1991 the economy also experi-
enced a negative growth of -2.7
per cent.
Through its polices, howev-
er, the FNM attracted high
quality, employment-generat-
ing private sector investments
to the Bahamas and caused a
reduction in unemployment to
single digits and its lowest level
ever 6.8 per cent.
In 1992 when the FNM came
to office, private foreign capital
inflow was $88 million; the year
before that private capital
inflow was $65 million.


During his communication at
the start of the budget debate
two weeks ago, the prime min-
ister said that his government
had surpassed the FNM's eco-
nomic growth rates of five per
cent in 10 years, as his adminis-
tration has achieved the same
in just under five.
Since the PLP was re-elected,
in 2001, the prime minister said
that.his government has steered
"the economy from stagnation
to the present situation."
However, Mr Ingraham said,
Mr Christie has failed to tell the
Bahamian people that he inher-
ited an economy that was grow-
ing even after the hit it and the
US economy took in the after-
math of 9/11.
The opposition leader said
that after 1992, when his party
first gained power after 25 years'
of PLP administration, the
Bahamas experienced a "dra-
matic turn-around in its for-
tunes."
When the governing party
came to office in 2002 the
Bahamian economy grev by 2.3
per cent; the year before, in
2001, the growth was .8 per
cent.
"During our terms in office
the policies of my government
created 40,000 new and addi-
tional jobs, slashing unemploy-
ment in half; government rev-
enue doubled; household
incomes increased by nearly 50
per cent from $22,000 to
38,995," the opposition leader.
said.
During his time as prime min-
ister, Mr Ingraham saw income
the country derived from its
premier industry, tourism,
increase by half a billion dol-
lars nearly 40 per cent from
$1.3 billion to $1.8 billion.
As a result of this period of
economic growth, infrastructure
throughout the country was
upgraded and expanded; the
tourism stock was renewed,
upgraded, revitalized and
expanded and inflation declined
from 5.6 to 1.6 per cent in
2001.
"At the end of the period
1996/99 the FNM administra-
tion achieved a surplus of $77
million on the recurrent balance
and repeated with a surplus of
$43 million the following year.
This was unprecedented in
more than 23 years," Mr Ingra-
ham said.


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growth rates of five per cent or
better were achieved in five
years -under my administration
such growth rates have already
been achieved."
"That is not true. The tables
in the Budget Statement do not
show this alleged achievement
either," Mr Ingraham.
Mr Ingrahan said that the
data shows that the period of
"unrivaled economic growth"
occurred under the FNM
administration in the four years
from 1996 to 1999, "when the
cumulative growth was 20 per
cent and the average annual
growth was five per cent."
"The four years under the
PLP administration that the
prime minister boasts about
show cumulative growth of less
than 10 per cent. And the aver-
age annual rate was just under
two per cent half the growth
between 1996 and 1999," he
said.
The opposition leader further
said that the prime minister's
statement, in which he
announced that the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund (IMF)
projected a medium term
growth perspective for the
Bahamas which will result in
the country "realising and main-
taining a level of economic
growth unrivaled in this region
and unequalled in the recent


economic history of the country,
was untrue.
"The IMF said no such thing.
Where did the prime minister
get this from?" he asked.
Mr Ingraham said that the
IMF only prepared a medium
term fiscal outlook, in which it
recommended that the central
government reduce its debt
from 38.8 per cent of the
GDP to 30 per cent of by
2012/2013.
"In that unlikely event, the
IMF projects rates of GDP
growth for the country. In no
year is the rate of growth pro-
jected to reach five per cent,
which was the average growth
rate achieved during the period
1996/1999," he said.
Mr Ingraham added that the
country's economic growth of
the last four years was limited
and that whatever growth there
was, it was due to "a less effi-
cient pursuit of policies put in
place under the FNM adminis-
tration. "
"Indeed, the basis for the lim-
ited performance of this admin-
istration was laid by the previ-
ous FNM administration in the
restructuring of the tourism sec-
tor through the privatization of
several bankrupt government-
owned hotel properties which
now form solid pillars of the
sector and through the conclu-
sion of Heads of Agreements,"
he said.


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as necessary to inform citizens
of the Ministry of Health's suc-
cess in containing the outbreak.
Health officials confirmed
that they have found no new
cases over the past eight days
and, therefore, remain opti-
mistic.
According to the health min-
ister, the first case of malaria
was brought to his ministry's
attention on Saturday, May 27,
when a man who had visited
Exuma for three days, consult-
ed a physician in the United
States, for persisting symptoms.
He was diagnosed with malar-
ia and another infectious can-
dition.
Following that report, Dr.
Nottage said a team of officers
from the Health Ministry's Sur-
veillance Unit, the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health
Services, and Ministry of Ener-
gy and the Environment;ias
immediately dispatched'to
Exuma. However, no cases, of
malaria were found.
He explained that once the
first case was reported, a three-
phase process was initiated, of
which health officials are now
entering the third phase -
which is to carry out a sero-
prevalence study in order to
establish the source of irfec-
tion.
"In phase one, emphasis was
placed on identifying any per-
sons in Exuma who had symp-
toms consistent with malaria,
taking blood samples for qal-
uation and treating them where
positive smears were foup.,"
Dr. Nottage said.
The examinations of he
slides were immediately ted6ed
by staff of the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital's laboratory
technicians.
The work, he said, was later
"greatly enhanced" by the
arrival of two microbiologists
Dr Krishnalal from Guyana
who is responsible for his
country's malaria programme
and Ms Shree Baboolal from
the Caribbean Epidemiolpgi-
cal Centre in Trinidad.
Epidemiologist Yitades der-
ber, and Dr Christian Freder-
icsson, an entomologist, were
also secured to thoroughly
evaluate the situation on Exu-
ma.
"These advisers not'only
provided valuable assistance to
the local team but were itlso
able to authenticate the validi-
ty of our work to the satisfac-
tion of the relevant interna-
tional health agencies,"'Dr
Nottage said.
The minister said that ini-
tially blood samples were tdken
from persons considered 'vul-
nerable" and tested for vi-
dence of the parasite ands"all
tests were negative."
"They all worked tirelessly
in the identification of all pos-
itive cases... And over 600
specimen were taken for test-
ing, of which evidence of both
recent and old infections were
found in sixteen bases," 'Dr.
explained.
"Of the 12 cases with recent
infections, nine were Bahami-
ans all of whom lived in Exima
or visited Exuma withinithe.
past month; two were
Uruguayans, who worked in
Exuma and one, a Haitian
national, who was also
employed there. Subsequently
one additional Bahamian was
diagnosed in China.
Malaria is a parasitic disease
caused by the plasmodium
species and is transmitted by
the bite of the female
Anoepheles mosquito, which
feeds from dusk to dawn but
is not prevalent in the
Bahamas.
The female mosqfaito
becomes infected when it bites
an infected person. The incu-
bation period is between 7-14
days after a visit to a country in
which malaria is endemic. Mos-
quitoes, commonly found in
the country are the Culex and
Aedes species, which, accord-
ing to health officials, do not
transmit malaria.
The surveillance team was
initially led by Dr. Mohammed
Imana, the Department's epi-
demiologist, who met with
members of the local health
teams and reviewed the log
books of clinics for the previ-
ous month to determine
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Improving the standard of





the national Budget debate


HE national budget
L debate should be a lot
niore than the political tit-for-
tat, electioneering and profiling
'we see today.
'''At its essence, the debate is
.'about the constitutionally man-
''cated estimates of revenue and
expenditure presented by the
government to the House of
'IAssembly and the Senate for
tieir approval or otherwise.
-FThis means that the debate, if
tris to be true to its intent,
shouldd focus on the credibility
the revenue forecast pre-
'sented by the Minister of
finance e as well as the accept-
ability and reasonableness of
the expenditures proposed for
,.the upcoming fiscal year.
S i"Parliamentarians, therefore,
"'" should spend the bulk of their
time speaking to the actual
numbers presented in the bud-
get with a view to examining
and assessing the robustness of
those numbers.
For example, ministers of the
government should make pre-
sentations that begin with, "In
'I{he upcoming fiscal year my
ministry y has been allocated the
1s,1m of so many millions of dol-
4lars and projects that it will col-
lect in revenue an amount of so
much dollars."
C512
r0s T he minister should con-
S,,TL tinue with, "Of the so
~"iriany millions of dollars allo-
ated to my ministry, this num-
?'";''er of dollars or x% will be
'-spent on personal emoluments
and allowance, this amount of
"dollars on rent and so on."
rt~'Doing this will permit mem-
bers of the public, most of
whom will not actually see the
-'3udget estimates, to be
informed more fully about the'
n.amount of their money pro-
) 'osed to be spent by any given
Ministry and how that money
[ill be spent."


Attached to the minister's
explanation of the expenditure
proposed for his or her ministry
should be details of the laws,
policies, programmes and ratio-
nale that have lent themselves
to those expenditures.
MPs who are not ministers
should speak to their support
or otherwise of the numbers

This year's
budget
presentation is
especially high
on rhetoric,
focused on
making
promises that
might entice
voters to
support the
government.


estimated, being careful to show
that they have at the very least
studied the estimates and
understand the numbers.
They should further speak to
how those numbers have rele-
vance to their particular con-
stituencies. At the end of the
day, however, the debate, for
them is about the estimates of
revenue and expenditure.

Opposition parliamen-
tarians have. a special
responsibility to examine and
test the veracity of the numbers
presented by the government to
parliament. They should ques-
tion the government's revenue
forecast, compelling the govern-


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ment to provide more detailed
accounting of how it arrived at
the numbers presented.
This accounting should go
beyond saying that a "robust
economy" or "revenue
enhancement measures" will
lead to a certain percentage
increase in revenue.
Opposition members should
inquire as to why the govern-
ment believes it will collect
more in stamp duties or hotel
room taxes. Proposed expendi-
tures should be taken to task
by opposition members.
All expenditure should be
scrutinised and called to full and
reasonable account. Ministers
should be questioned exten-
sively, at the very lea-st to test
whether they have command of
the details of their own expen-
ditures and at best to obtain for
the public an appreciable
accounting of how their monies
will be spent.

W hen ihe public
walks away from
the national budget debate it
should have an adequate aware-
ness of what monies the gov-
ernment proposes to collect,
how much it proposes to
expend, how much of a deficit it
will or will not incur, the impact
of that deficit on the overall
national indebtedness and how
those fiscal operations will
impact the administration of the
country.
Additionally, when the public
walks away from the national
debate they should be able to
express support or otherwise
for government estimates of
revenue and expenditure based
on a reasonable appreciation ol


LAIN


how the government arrived at
those estimates, what it said it
was seeking to do with their
money and how the opposition
tested the government's thor-
oughness in considering to do.


Parliamentari-
ans should
spend the bulk
of their time
speaking to the
actual numbers
presented in
the budget with
a view to
examining and
assessing the
robustness of
those numbers.


Finally, the public should
walk away from the national
budget debate confident in its
parliamentarians' understand-
ing and competence in dealing
with the nation's fiscal affairs.
NO 2006/2007 BUDGET
REVIEW


This writer did not both-
er to conduct the
extensive budget review that he
was accustomed to doing this
year because quite frankly it


does not make much sense to
do so. This year's fiscal budget
is the same old formulaic exer-
cise that we have seen for the
past several years. It proposes
overly optimistic revenue fore-
casts, vote-getting excessive
expenditure proposals and a
continuing bulging of the coun-
try's overall indebtedness.
Nothing in it will provide any
meaningful positive changes to
the country's economic struc-
ture or governmental function-
ing. Given that this is an elec-
tion year, this year's budget pre-
sentation is especially high on
rhetoric, focused on making
promises that might entice vot-
ers to-support the government.


Additionally, it hardly makes
an honest effort at addressing
the structural problems facing
the country and reference to
such problems are only made
when the government can
attempt to blame the former
administration for such prob
lems. Why waste an intellihgcit
review on a superficial and
unintelligent budget exeirci;,'?
THOUGHT FOR THE
WEEK

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ple to excite themselves ov' r
doing nothing much.


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THE TRIBUNE


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Executive VP of port




authority steps down


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Barry Mal-
colm has resigned as executive


vice-president of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority.
It is the second departure of a
top Bahamian executive in the
company this month.


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Mr Malcolm resignation's
comes 20 days after the resig-
nation of former chairman and
CEO Julian Francis, who was
succeeded by Austrian-born
Hannes Babak, a successful
Grand Bahama businessman.
Sir Albert Miller, 80, was per-
suaded to return after his retire-
ment last year as the port CEO.
Mr Malcolm, who has been
with the company since Febru-
ary 2001, was responsible for
business development and
licensing.
The Grand Bahama Port
Authority issued a statement
on Mr Malcolm's resignation
on Wednesday.
"It is unfortunate that Mr
Malcolm has tendered his res-
ignation at this time," said Sir
Albert Miller. "We would like
to express our sincere thanks
and appreciation to Mr Mal-


colm for the great work that he
has done over the years, and
are happy that he has agreed to
work with us to complete a
number. of projects in the
pipeline."
The resignations of Mr Fran-
cis and Mr Malcolm shocked
many residents of Grand
Bahama, who felt they were
among the best and brightest
Bahamians at the company.
Mr Francis was a former gov-
ernor at the Central Bank of
the Bahamas. Mr Malcolm has
had an impressive career back-
ground, and has worked with
BORCO, as CEO and execu-
tive director of the Bahamas
Financial Services Board, and
as an executive with the Inter-
American Development in
Washington DC.
Mr Malcolm said that his
parting with the port has been


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N BARRY Malcolm is seen during an interiei s ilh ZNS
reporter Nathalee Martinborough.
(Photo: Denise Maycock)


an "amicable" one, and he
looks forward to his future
endeavors in business develop-
ment and investment.
When asked whether he was
asked to resign, he replied, "my
resignation was requested by
the port and we arrived at a
very reasonable and amicable
understanding that looking for-
ward to the future, perhaps this
was the best way to go," he said.


Mr Malcolm plans to remain
in Freeport.
"Freeport is very much my'
home and I have a passion fr-
development work and invest-
ment. And I would be working
in that area in my own capacity-
now, and doing something here
in Grand Bahama with the port,
and I am looking forward tothe
future in a very positive kind of
way." he said.


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* HAITI
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A CANADIAN missionary
who runs an orphanage in Haiti
was kidnapped outside the
Caribbean nation's capital, offi-
cials said, in the latest in a string,
of abductions since President
Preval took power, according
to Associated Press.
Ed Hughes, 62, was kid-
napped from his home late
Monday in Cabaret, a rural
town just north of Port-au-
Prince where he runs an
orphanage, Michael Lucius,
chief of the Haitian Judiciary
Police, said Tuesday.
Haitian broadcaster Radio
Metropole reported Hughes
was kidnapped Sunday. Offi-
cials could not immediately
explain the discrepancy.
Police conducted a raid in the
same town on Tuesday, freeing
a kidnapped Haitian and arrest-
ing four people, but Lucius said
it was unknown whether they
had any connection to the
abduction of Hughes.
"We still have not located the
Canadian missionary and do not
have additional information
concerning a ransom," he said.
UN spokeswoman Marie-
Evelyn Petrus-Barry said UN
authorities were working with
Haitian police to find Hughes
and "liberate him as soon as
possible."
Hughes was wounded in
December 2005 during the kid-
napping of a man who was
working for the orphanage.


Hughes' arm had to be ampu-
tated after being shot by the
kidnappers, Radio Metropole
reported.
Haiti has been plagued by a
series of abductions since Preval
took power last month.

Fears

The rise in kidnapping and
killings in recent weeks has
raised fears of a flare-up of vio-
lence similar to the mayhem fol-
lowing a February 2004 revolt'
that toppled Preval's predeces-
sor, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Police said Tuesday that well-;
armed gangs have killed 10
Haitian police officers since:'
May in a surge of violence.
aimed at intimidating tie*
impoverished country's 'iff-
equipped security forces.
The victims include t'wo'
policemen whose bullet-riddled'
bodies were decapitatedand'
burned last month in the Port-
au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil,
police spokesman Frantz Lere-
bours said.
"My impression is that gangs
are starting a campaign to intim-
idate both Haitians and the'.
police force," Lerebours said.:
"This is a new phenomenonin.'
Haiti and we are currently dis-.
cussing strategies to combat the
bandits."
Haiti has only 6,000 poorly
equipped police to patrol the.
country of 8 million people. UN.
officials say a country of that
size needs at least 20,000 police-.


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THE TRIBUNE


Seven given Faithful Patriot awards


* FREDDIE Nabbie
'SEVEN men were honored
and given Faithful Patriot
yardsrs at the St Francis
Xavier's Cathedral Catholic
TeI,'* Association Father's Day
lunCtieon.
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palitrnage of Reverend Patrick
C Finder, Archbishop !.'( Na us,
under the theme: "Honour thy
father".
,The luncheon was attended
b~, n;.ore than 230 parishioners,
amnily members and friends of
the honourees.
* 'The honourees were: Roy Bar-
iiqtt. Winston "Tappy" Davis,
Mvl4rveyn Hepburn, Kenneth
Higgs, Joseph Lleida, Roland
Maura and Freddie Nabbie.
The awards were given based
on 50 years or more of dedicat-
ed service to the Cathedral
.parish of St Francis.


* JOSEPH Llieda


* ROLAND Maura

Wellington Oleander, presi-
dent of the St Francis Xavier's
Catholic Men's Association, said:


* KENNETH Higgs


"We wanted to show our appre-
ciation to them by highlighting
their contributions so that it can


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pleased with the progress" the
Bahamas has made in strength-
ening its financial services reg-
ulatory regime, The Tribune
was told yesterday, although it
found this nation had gone fur-
ther than the OECD countries.
James Smith said the
CFATF, which completed its
visit'to the Bahamas two weeks
ago, and is due to publish its


* By NEFL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Save Guana Cay Reef
Association will apply directly
to the Privy Council for leave
to appeal the decision relieving
the $175 million Baker's Bay
Golf & Ocean Club developers
of their undertaking not to
continue work, its attorney told
The Tribune yesterday, if it is
unable to get a hearing date
soon from the Court of
Appeal.
Fred Smith said the Associ-
ation was "very disappointed"
not to have yet received a date
from the Court of Appeal for a
hearing at which it could seek
leave to apply to the London-


full report on the regulatory
regime in October this year,
indicated this nation had
"made pretty good progress"
in addressing some previous
weak points.
Mr Smith said: "In their
wrap-up, they seemed quite
pleased with the progress,of
the Bahamas. We don'texpect
any surprises. They think we've
made some good progress on
some of the weak areas. Other
areas were as usual.
"They said that in some
areas, we've exceeded the
OECD countries."
Mr Smith said the areas
where the Bahamas had gone


based Privy Council, the last
court of appeal" for the
Bahamian judicial system.
Mr Smith said: "We have
desperately been trying to get a
date before the Court of
Appeal on our appeal for a.
stay and leave to appeal to the
Privy Council."
He added that the Court of
Appeal registry had told the
Association that a date may
not be available until "July,
August, September".
The Association, said Mr
Smith, was concerned that the
Court of Appeal decision that
lifted the stop work undertak-


SEE page 8B


Minister said FATF affiliate 'seemed very pleased!

with Bahamas progress; expects good report


further than Organisation for
Economic Co-Operation and
Development (OECD) mem-
bers in reforming financial ser-
vices regulations included this
nation's treatment of special
purpose vehicles (SPVs).
This primarily included
International Business Com-
panies (IBCs), for which the
Bahamas had abolished 'bear-
er shares', devices that could


be used\ beneficial o ners to
conceal their identity.
Other jurisdictions includ-
ing many rival international
financial centres, hae "immno-
bilised" bearer shares rather
than abolishing them. This has
placed the regulatory burden
on the registered agent that
incorporates IBCs and other
SPVs, as they now act as cus-
todians of the bearer shares.


Guana Cay opponents Taino, Marriott plan


Mr Smith said other areas
where the CFATF fell the.
Bahamas may have gone fur.
their than the OECD were in;-
the removal of so-called 'rLng, %
fencing', arid ending the- on-
cealment of beneficial own's.i
of bank and irust comraai'v
accounts.

SEE page 10B :



Bahamian Law,


timeshare expansion bank


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter
GOVERNMENT revenues
from the timeshare industry
for fiscal year 2005-2006
Increased by 68 per cent over
the previous year to reach
$813,647, the minister of finan-
cial services and investments
revealed in the House of
Assembly yesterday.
In 2004-2005, Vincent Peet
said the timeshare department
at the ministry collected
$483,250 through registration
and licence fees.
"At that time, we estimated
that totals for the fiscal year
2005-2006 would climb to
$600,000. Actual figures for the
year 2005-2006, however, hate
substantially exceeded the esti-


mate and amounted to
$813,647, which represents a
68 per cent increase over the
previous year's revenue," said
Mr Peet.
According to recent statis-
tics, about 40,000 timeshare
visitors stay in the Bahamas
each year.
Mr Peet said the American
Resort Development Associ-
ation (ARDA) indicated that
the typical timeshare purchas-
er spends about $3,600 per
week when they stay at a time-
share property.
, "As such, timeshare visitors
alone contributed an estimated
minimum $144 million to the
Bahamian economy;" Mr Peet
said.
He added that the figure was
based.on a one-week stay. "A


substantial number of time-
share visitors stay for up to
three weeks," he said.
The timeshare. induLtr in
the Bahamas directly employs
a minimum of 2,000 full-time
workers.
Mr Peet said that while no
new timeshare properties were
added in 2005, his ministry was
currently reviewing an appli-
cation submitted by Taino,
Beach Resorts,
In addition. Mr Peel said the
first 100 per cent fractional
time share resort,'the Exuma-
based 80/50 Club, was expect-
ed to open for business in late
2006. Mr Peet, said the $2 bil-
lion Baha Mar development at
Cable Beach was also expected
to have a significant timeshare
component.
Mr Peet added that the
launching of the amended
Timeshare Act was the num-
ber one priority for the time-


SEE page 11B


. By NEIL HARTNELji ."
Tribune Business Editor- 1
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BAHAML- N hnancialinsti-'-.
tutions were yesterday urged,
to review client contracts and
make "suitable provisions" ini
these documents for informa-
tion sharing with their global
head offices, given the "chal-
lenges" this nation's privacy
laws posed to this.
John Delaney, an attorney
and partner with Higgs &
Johnson, told a Bahamas Asso-
ciatiori of Compliance Officers
(BACO) conference that there
was "an ever increasing push"
towards global financial ser-
.vices information sharing.
This, he said, had implica-
tions for Bahamian financial
services institutions add their
employees, given the strict
client confidentiality and pri-

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small and large businesses, it is
important that the legal consid-
erations regarding the techno-
logical framework companies
operate within, locally and inter-
nationally, become a primary
strategic tool for entrepreneurs.
The Electronic Communica-
tions and Transactions Act4003,
enacted in June 2003, is designed
to facilitate online commercial
activity in the Bahamas. It seeks
to recognize, in law, electronic
writing, electronic contracts and
electronic signatures, particular-
ly in instances where there is a
statutory or legal requirement
for a document to be in writing,
executed with a signature, or be
an original or copy.
These requirements may be
now be satisfied, under the rele-
vant provisions of the Act, once
the writing, contract or signa-
ture is generated electronically,
and the information contained
within the electronic communi-
cation is accessible and capable
of retention by the intended
recipient.
Additionally, the Act allows
the parties to a contract to estab-
lish, negotiate and conclude the
contract and other legally-bind-
ing commercial arrangements
through the use of electronic
devices.
Under the Act, "electronic
communication" is defined as
information that is communicat-
ed, processed, recorded, dis-
played, created, stored, gener-
ated, received or transmitted by
electronic means.
An 'electronic signature' is
defined as any letters, charac-
ters, numbers, sound, process or
symbols in electronic form
attached to, or logically associ-
Sated with, information that is
used by a signatory to indicate


his intention to be bound by the
content of that information.
"Electronic authentication" is
defined, under the Act, as any
procedure employed for the pur-
pose of verifying that an elec-
tronic communication is that of
the originator, and that it has
not been altered during trans-
mission.
The Act has very specific con-
sumer protection provisions, par-
ticularly where goods are being
purchased for household or per-
sonal use. It requires vendors,
who must provide consumers
with a record of the transaction
in writing, to ensure the con-
sumer has expressly consented
to the transaction being con-
ducted electronically and has not
withdrawn his consent. And pri-
or to consenting, the consumer
must be provided with a clear
and conspicuous statement
about the right to have the
record provided in paper form,
his right to withdraw from hav-
ing the record of the transaction
provided electronically, and the
conditions, consequences and
fees for such withdrawal by the
consumer.
The consumer must also be
informed of the procedures for
the withdrawal of consent, and
for obtaining a paper copy of
the electronic record and any
fee to be charged in connection
with such withdrawal.
The Act provides specific legal
rules relating to.electronic com-
munication, particularly where
the law requires, by common law
or statute, that a communication


be in writing, under signature,
or in an original form. The Act
also ensures that the validity,
admissibility and enforceability
of electronic communication are
recognized and adhered to by
the courts. The reliance on the
admissibility of electronic com-
munications in evidence is based
on the following conditions:
The reliability of the manner
in which the electronic commu-
nication was generated, stored,
and transmitted.
The reliability of the manner
in which the integrity of the
information was maintained.
The manner in which the
originator was identified.
Any other relevant factor.
One should note that the Act
also allows a contract to be
formed, documents notarised,
and information delivered or
documents served, electronical-
ly, under certain specific condi-
tions.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2006, PAGE 38


Fund's 'profound disarray'


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Privy Council has
slammed the former $260 million
Bahamian-registered Oracle
investment fund for being in
"profound disarray", as it upheld
a Court of Appeal verdict that
found that two different share
classes ranked equally in the
fund's winding up.
In its judgement in the latest
piece of litigation resulting from
the Oracle fund debacle, the
Privy Council said it "had to hack
their way through some tangled
thickets in order to identify what
are the relevant questions".
"It is common ground that the
company's constitutional docu-
ments have been in disarray from
the first. When the problems
were finally recognized, insuffi-
cient thought was given as to how
to solve them," the Privy Council
said.
Fortis Fund Services
(Bahamas), the Oracle Fund's
former administrators, previous-
ly paid $60 million in damages to
the Oracle Fund's liquidators,
Paul Clarke and Maria Ferrere
of Ernst & Young (Bahamas), to
settle a separate action.
Mrs Ferrere has since left
Ernst & Young (Bahamas).
Fortis also reached financial
agreements to settle separate lit-
igation by investors in the fund,
who included affiliates of the
UBS and HSBC banking groups.
The liquidators in 2004 had
recovered some $150-$160 mil-
lion invested in the Oracle Fund,
but were expecting to reclaim no.
more than $170 million as
recouping any more would
involve expensive and time-con-
suming litigation.
The latest case involving the
Oracle Fund concerned an
appeal by holders of Class B
shares in the fund. The plaintiffs
who held these shares included
three affiliates of global banking
giant HSBC, consumer products
firm Hunter Douglas Holdings,
and two other investors.
Mr Clarke and Mrs Ferrere
had taken out a summons on
May 16, 2001, asking the court
for directions to determine the
rights attached to various classes
of shares in the Oracle Fund.
Supreme Court Justice Hugh
Small gave an October 2, 2002,
verdict in favour of the Class B
shareholders, but the Court of
Appeal overturned this on Octo-
ber 27,2003, following an appeal
by the OracleFund's Class A
shareholders.
The Class A shareholders were
led by Cantrade Privatbank AG,
now called Ehinger & Armand
Von Ernst AG. The Court of


Appeal decided that the Class A
and Class B shareholders ranked
equally in the Oracle Fund's
winding-up, leading to the Class
B shareholder appeal to the Privy
Council.
Brian Simms, head of litiga-
tion at Bahamian law firm
Lennox Paton, who represented
Cantrade in the case, yesterday
told The Tribune: "We're pleased
the Privy Council upheld the
Court of Appeal."
Brian Moree, senior partner at
McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes,
represented the Class C share-
holders. The case was argued
before the Privy Council by Eng-
lish QCs.
Describing the Oracle Fund as
a case of "corporate disarray",
the Privy Council said it was
incorporated in the Bahamas as
an International Business Com-
panies Act on May 3, 1995, and
licensed as a mutual fund after
it had been relocated from the
Cayman Islands.

Suspended

Id did business until July 1999,
when it was suspended by the
Securities Commission, and then
placed in voluntary liquidation
on July 12, 2000. The Supreme
Court ordered that it be wound-
up on September 11, 2000.
The Privy Council judgement
found: "The promoters made the
mistake of deregistering the Cay-
man company before making
their application to the Registrar
General in the Bahamas, and the
application was refused for that
reason. Instead the company was
incorporated as a new company,
and the assets of the Cayman
company were in due course
transferred to it.
"That is the explanation of
why Cantrade Privatbank AG is
shown (on a printout supplied by
the liquidators) as having become
a shareholder on 1 November,
1993, long before the company
was incorporated.
"It is also the explanation of
why a table of net asset values
(NAVs) of the company's Class
A Investor Shares begins (at
$100) in March 1993. It may also
be the explanation of the egre-
gious errors, mentioned below,
in a succession of offering docu-
ments prepared in order to meet
the requirements of....... the
Mutual Funds Regulations."
The judgement found that the
private placement memorandum
for the Oracle Fund, issued in
March 1995, "contradicted" both
the Memorandum and Articles
of Association.
The fund's first Board meet-
ing, held on May 4, 1995, involv-
ing the two directors, Fortis


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employees Barry Herman and
Rhonda McDeigan-Eldridge, did
not fix the rights and preferences
of the different share classes, or
alter the Memorandum of Asso-
ciation.
The judgement said: "The
inconsistencies in the offering let-
ter were simply blunders. No
doubt they had the effect that
successive versions of the offering
letter did not comply with sec-
tion 3(9) of the Mutual Funds
Act, and possibly shareholders
might (if they had acted prompt-
ly) have had a remedy for any
material misrepresentation.
"But their Lordships are sat-
isfied that they did not have the
effect of altering the company's
constitutional documents.....
"Nor did they produce the
nightmare scenario, which coun-
sel on both sides agreed to be
arguable, though neither put it
in the forefront of his submis-
sions, that no A Investor Shares
or B Investor Shares were ever
validly issued."
The Privy Council found: "The
disarray was very profound.
From the incorporation of the
company until the 1997 resolu-
tion, A Investor Shares were
being issued at one net asset val-
ue and redeemed at another net
asset value, and B Investor
Shares were being issued at $100
and redeemed for $100 plus
accrued preference dividends, on
the basis of special rights spelled
out in the articles and in succes-
sive offering letters -' but not in
the one document of real legal
significance the memorandum
(or a resolution made under
paragraph 8 of the memoran-
dum)."
Discussions between the Ora-
cle Fund's secretary, Helen
Forbes, and its investment advis-
er, William Rafter, resulted in a
Board meeting on February 21,
1997, after the latter asked that
the Memorandum of Association
be brought into line with the Pri-
vate Placemeqt Memorandum.
While two Board resolutions
were passed, these contained
"obvious defects", and the Arti-
cles of Association were not
amended and left "starkly incon-
sistent" with the Memorandum
of Association.
Another resolution was passed
in January 1998, but the Privy
Council found this did not impact
the rights of both share classes
to participate equally in the carve


up of Oracle Fund assets in a
winding-up.
As a result, the Privy Council
dismissed the Class B sharehold-
ers' appeal. However, all Oracle
Fund investors will have to wait
on a distribution of fund assets, as
other issues remain to be settled.


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1.49 1.05 Fidelity Bank 1.49 1.49 0.00 0.188 0.050 7.9 3.68'
$.60 8.00 Cable Bahamas 9.21 9.21 0.00 0.618 0.240 14.9 2.61
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.81 1.90 0.09 2,174 0.067 0.000 TN 0.001
0.80 8.50 Commonwealth Bank 10.80 1C.80 0.00 0.931 0.600 11.6 5.56
;.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.17 5.39 0.22 0.115 0.045 '16.0 0.8"7'
1.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.60 2.60 0.00 0.283 0.000 9-2 0.001
C.2] 4.02 Famguard 6.21 (.2J 0.00 24,000 0.539 0.2.10 1 3.86(
1.50 10.45 Finco 11.50 11.50 0.00 0.745 0.54IO b1. 1 4./18
2.43 8.60 FirstCaribbean 12.43 12.43 10.00 0.885 0.'00 14.0 4.01
41.07 8.42 FOCol 11.07 11.07 0.00 0.885 0. 0 00 12.5 4.526
1 .27 0.95 Freeport Concrete 0.95 0.95 0.00 -0.162 0.000 N/M 0.00?
0.20. 9.50 ICD Utilities 9.50 9.50 0.00 0.526 0.40% 18.1 4.26'
.10 8.27 J. .. Johnson 9.10 9.10 0.00 0.565 0.560 16.1 6.15'
..98 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 1 7 7.92 0.010 107 0.16.0 0.000 9 .b 0.001
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derived from tourism.
Professor Clayton attributed
this to the few links that had
been developed between the
Bahamian hotel industry and
the private sector.
Mr Wilchcombe told the
House of Assembly: "The
tourism sector in the Bahamas
is largely foreign-owned and
operated, and at executive lev-
els laden with too high a com-
ponent of non-Bahamian staff,
which exacerbates the picture
we face with regard to our
leakages.
"The Government of the
Bahamas, and by extension the
Ministry of Tourism, must set
as national goals the objective
of reducing in a very deliberate
manner, the leakage rate we
are presently experiencing in
the Bahamas.
"This must not only become
the platform from which we
move forward with our tourism
business plans, but in fact our
national economic plans dri-
ven by the effort of all govern-


ment agencies."
Meanwhile, attempting to
paint a brighter future for
Grand Bahama's tourism
industry, Mr Wilchcombe said
some 595 rooms, and 1190
beds, should be back in its
room inventory by winter 2007,
taking it close to where it was
prior to the September 2004
hurricanes.
He added that the Wynd-
ham Viva Fortuna was set to
break ground by autumn 2006
on its 78-room condo hotel.
Old Bahama Bay's 25-room
expansion was set to be com-
pleted by winter 2007, while
the Ginn Clubs & Resorts $4.1
billion Versailles Sur Mer pro-
ject for West End, Grand
Bahama, would involve 4,000
condo hotels albeit a 20-25
year build-out.
The Ginn project will also
include two 18-hole Jack Nick-
laus and Arnold Palmer golf
courses, and a Monte Carlo-
style casino, along with spas
and fitness centres.


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THE TRIBUNE







THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


THURSDAY, JUNE, 22, 2UUb PAGE 5B,


IEE O ON


LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2
"', A. All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as,;
Golden Gates, the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, bahamas. This propertyo.;
is comprised of a 25 yer old single family residence consisting of approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and
level, however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual
S heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway and=-
low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5 foot chain linked fencing and a low cement block wall to the
front.
Appraisal: $162,616.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left again after passing clico and pre-school.
The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.

KENNEDY SUBDIVISION
(NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry
and an entry porch.

Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner on the left then 1st right, house
is second on your right with garage.

MURPHY TOWN
(ABACO)
All that lot of land and improvements having an area of 40,000 sq ft being portion of lot #120 of the original Murphy Town Corwn Allotments,
Abaco, Bahamas. One of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This property is comprised a single storey concrete structure
consisting of approximately 1,000 sq ft of enclosed living space, with three bedrooms, one bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen..
The building appears to have recently undergone refurbishment. The property is enclosed with chain-ink fencing and partially lanscaped:
Appraisal: $144,350.00
This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco. ;

MURPHY TOWN
(ABACO)

Lot #60 with a structure, lot size 60 x 115 ft., 6,900 sq. ft., 10 ft., above sea level but below road:level:and would flood in a severe hurricane
iI the duplex has dimensions of 60 ft by 30 ft partly of wood and partly of cement blocks with one section virtually finished and occupied with
S- blocks up to window level and floor ready to be poured. The roof is asphalt shingles, the interior walls and ceiling are of 1x6 pine and the.i
floor of ceramic tiles. The finished work is average/below, 2 bedrooms, one bath, living/dining. The occupied portion of the structure is not
complete. Age: 10 years old.
S Appraisal: $60,540.00


LOT NO. 68 WOODLAWN WAY
WINTON HEIGHTS
(NASSAU)
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 14,897 sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the Subdivision known as Winton Heights, this
Property is comprised of a 26 year old 11/2 storey single family resident consisting of approximately 2,567 sq. ft. of enclosed living space
with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths, upstairs and downstairs consisting of a foyer, guest bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder room,
sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided by wall air conditioning units throughout the house quality of construction
Sand maintenance is fair as a good amount of remedial work is needed on the roof and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is
seven years the property is rectangular in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly elevated above the road to disallow flooding,
During annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds improvements include a concrete wall with two double gates at the front with chain-link
fencing otherwise, open patios at the front and back, and a 20,000 gal rainwater cistern under the front patio overall, the grounds are attractive
and well kept.
Appraisal: $387,647.00

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then second left to T Junction, turn right at T junction and the subject property is the third house right painted
Fellow trimmed white.
LOT NO. 24
FRELIA SUBDIVISION

S : .r :- -All that lot of land having an area of 6,724 sq. ft., being lot no. 24 of the subdivision known and designated as Frelia Subdivision, the said
S'subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This propertyis comprised of a 4 yr old single story residence
=i consisting of approximately 1,223 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, kitchen and utility
w room. The land is flat and slightly below the level of the roadway, but was brought up to road level by land fill to disallow the possibility of
: flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with minimal landscaping in place. The yard is open at the
front and enclosed on its sides and back with 7ft chain linked fencing. Remedial work required to the house includes repair of cracks in the
"" partitions belts and columns.
Appraisal: $161,148.00
Travel south on Sir Milo Butler Highway until you get to Fire Trail Road. Turn left onto Fire Trail Road, go all the way to the last bend right, take first left then first right the subject
house is the 5th house right painted white trimmed yellow.

LOT NO. 413
ST. MARTEEN ROAD, GOLDEN GATES

S"W'B'i All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot 413 St. Marteen Road of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates No.
S2, situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the property is a structure comprising of an approximately 20
... yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,052 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living/dining
- *- room, and kitchen. This land is on grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual
Heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain
linked fencing.
^ Appraisal: $144,297.30

Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right onto St. Vincent Road which is the 4th corner after passing the Golden Gates Shopping Centre. Take 1st corner right Toria Street,
then right onto St. Croix Road, turn left again onto St. Johns Road then first left onto St. Marteen Road the subject property is the 7th house left painted white trimmed aqua.



LOT NO.1 HOPKINS DRIVE CORAL HARBOUR
All that lot of vacant land having an area of approximately 17,557 sq. ft. Being lot no.1 And is situated on hopkins drive of the subdivision known and designated as Coral Harbour,
the said subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence Bahamas. This area is zoned residential single family with all utilities and services available. The land is on a
grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual rainy periods of the year.
APPRAISAL: $105,342.00
Directions: take Coral Harbour road from round about head straight towards canal, take the third corner on the right, Hopkins Drive. Take Hopkins Drive all the way towards end
of road heading north, the subject property is located on the left just before unpaved road and southern side of Country Club Road and the western section of Coral Waterways
Subdivision.

RAINBOW SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 3 BLOCK 27 (ELEUTHERA)
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about
103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02 ft. east and about 99.94 ft south of Rainbow Hill Circul 139.91 ft west, all utilities and services available.


Appraisal: $37,4400.00



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'BUSIN"S


International Offshore Bank
,-with Latin American ties is
seeking an OPERATIONS
;"ASSISTANT. Familiar with
general office duties, loan
documentation, filing.
Applicant must be fluent in
SPANISH. Proven knowledge
of MS Office products. Please
submit your resume to
Managing Director, P.O. Box
CB11903, Nassau, NP.


Government reviews Land Policy Paper


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"The paper outlines interim
solutions that would require
minimal legislative change with
respect to the sale and use of
Crown and Government land
to foreigners, the evaluation of
projects involving government
expenditures or incentives, the
use of those incentives and
maximising (land) revenue
potential," the minister said.
Years
Mr Peet said that in the past
five years, there had been in
excess of $5 billion invested in


land acquisitions in the
Bahamas by foreigners.
Sales
These sales have resulted in
a substantial revenue stream
to the Public Treasury from
stamp taxes alone. This, Mr
Peet said, was due to the Inter-
national Persons Landholding
Act, which relaxed the require-
ments for international persons
in 1993.
Although the Act was a
major impetus for economic
development on islands such


as New Providence, Abaco.
Eleuthera, Harbour Island.
Exuma and Grand Bahama, it
had the effect of driving up the
cost of land for Bahamians, Mr
Peet explained.
"This is a matter of consid-
erable concern to my govern-
ment, and various strategies,
including appropriate amend-
ments to the IPL Act and
review of crown land policy,
are being considered to assure
that land is available to
Bahamians throughout the
country on an affordable
basis," he said.


NOTICE



"Please be advised that the following
offices will be closed on Friday June 23,
2006 and will re-open on Monday, June
26, 2006 at the usual business hours.


Bahamas First General Insurance
Company Limited
Nassau Underwriters Cole Albury Agency Ltd.
Moseley Burnside Insurance Agency Ltd."


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

IN an effort to address some
of the undesirable aspects of
the International Persons
Landholding Act, and to
ensure land is not priced out
of reach of Bahamians, the
office of the Prime Minister
has submitted a Land Policy
Paper, Financial Services and
Investments Minister, Vincent
Peet, told the House of Assem-
bly yesterday.
Mr Peet explained that while
the Act has been an obvious
success in the promotion of the
second home market for for-
eigners, it has come with some
unintended consequences.
He said that in some islands,
non- Bahamians who pur-
chased homes for residential
purposes, are also renting them
out to others.
"In many cases they are
competing with licensed
hotel/resort accommodations,
which are required to meet
certain physical and opera-
tional standards. These facili-
ties fall outside the tax net,"
said Mr Peet.
Issues
He added that it was and
other issues that had prompted
the Government to consider a
suitable land policy that would
address the current develop-
ment and national needs of the
Bahamas.
Mr Peet said the Land Poli-
cy Paper was compiled by an
Inter-Ministerial Committee
following consultations with a
wide range of stakeholders,
including the Bahamas Real
Estate Association and the
Bahamas Bar Association.


THE TRIBUNE


PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT

VACANCY
i Deputy Laboratory Manager
Princess Margaret Hospital

SApplicants are invited from suitably Qualified employees of the Public Hospitals
Authority for'the post of Deputy Laboratory Manager, Princess Margaret Hospital,
Public Hospitals Authority.

,Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

Bachelori degree in Medical technology, be corporate member of the relevant
professional body with seven(7) years post qualification experiences; five (5) of which
must be at he supervisory level.

The Deputy Laboratory Manager will report to the Laboratory manager and will be
responsible for the effective operations of the Laboratory services.

Duties

1. Assumes responsibility for all personnel and training matters relating
to the technical and non-physician staff of the Department of
Pathology and laboratory medicine.

2. Monitors workflow, productivity, performance methods and
recommends the implementation of changes that will provide
improvement for all sections associated with the Laboratory.

3. Supervises and coordinates technical staff rotations, cross-training and
in -service education programs in consultation with the laboratory
manager and the Director of Pathology ad laboratory medicine

4. Prepare seminars and other forms of educational instruction for staff
professional development in conjunction with the overall training
Department of Public Hospitals Authority.

5. Assists the Laboratory Manager in establishing and monitoring
the department's quality control, performance improvement and
preventative maintenance programs to ensure high quality service.

6. Assists the laboratory manager in consultation with the Director in
preparing the capital, recurrent and personnel emolument aspects of the
budget submission for the department.

7. Assist the Laboratory manager with reviewing internal and external
controls, polices and procedures to ensure compliance with the Health
Professional Act and Public Hospitals Authority guidelines.

Letters of application and curricula vitae should be submitted no later than 5th July,
2006 to the Director of Human resources, Public Hospitals authority, P.O.Box N-8200
or Manx Corporate Center, Dockendale House, West bay Street.Employees should
apply through their Heads of Department.


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Located Village Road (in the Aarow Travel Building)

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Thursday, June 22nd & Friday, June 23rd, 2006
Time:
6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. Revival Service
Under The Theme:
"Will Thou Be Made Whole?"
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Rev. Godfrey & Sis. Judith Apostle J. Rodney Roberts




Come & Receive Your Miracle.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
MRS. JUDITH HUYLER OR MRS. VANESSA BURROWS
PHONE: (242) 394-7180 OR EMAIL: missnessa_80@hotmail.com



Police Headquarters, GN 364
Royal Bahamas Police Force,
Nassau, Bahamas
21 June, 2006

-Re: Traffic Press Release Notice
Official Funeral Service
forThe Late
Honourable Livingston Coakley,CBE
Friday, 21 June 2006 at 11:00am
Christ Church Cathedral, George Street

INFORMATION
Official Funeral Services for the late Honourable Livingston Coakley, CBE will be held
on Friday, 23 June 2006 at 11:00am at Christ Church Catherdral,
George Street.

The body will lie in State in the Foyer of the House of Assembly from 8:45am on
Thursday, 22 June 2006 to 10:20am on Friday, 23 June 2006; where the remains will be transported
via motorcade to Christ Church Cathedral, George Street.

ROUTE:
At 10:30am on Friday, 23 June 2006, the motorcade will leave the House of Assembly
and travel west along Bay Street to George Street, south along George Street to Christ Church
Catherdral.

After the Funeral Service, the motorcade and the mourning party will leave the Church
and travel north along George Street to Bay Street; east along Bay Street to East Bay Street,
continuing south along Village Road to Village Road Round-about where the motorcade ind
mourning party will form into a Procession and march south along Soldier Road to Woodlawn
Road, east along Woodlawn Road to Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery.

ROAD CLOSURE:
From 7:00am on Friday 23 June 2006, the following Street will be closed to vehicular
traffic:

(a) George Street between Bay Street and Duke Street
from 1:00 om until after the motorcade leaves Christ Church Catherdral, the
following Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:

(a) Bay Street between Navy Lion Road and Armstrong Street
(b) East Bay Street between Armstrong Street and Village Road
(c). Village Road between Shirley Street and Bernard Road
(d) Soldier Road between Village Road Round-about and Prince
Charles Drive

TRAFFIC DIVERSION:
From 11:30am, vehicular traffic traveling east along Bay Street will be diverted through
Charlotte Street North at the commencement of the Procession from the House of Assembly

NO PARKING

From7:00am until after the Service, No Parking will be permitted on the following Street:
(a) George Street and King Street Both Sides
Paul H. Farquharson, Q.P.M
Commissioner of Police.







THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2006, PAGE 7B


THE TRIBUNE


Bahamian law 'challenges'



bank sharing of information


vacy regime still in effect in
this nation.
Mr Delaney said the Basel
Committee on Banking Super-
vision had called for informa-
tion sharing between institu-
tions in the same financial
group as part of its drive for
Consolidated Know Your Cus-
tomer (KYC) risk manage-
ment.
The Committee, which plays
a key role in developing finan-
cial standards worldwide, said
subsidiaries and branches -
such as those in the Bahamas -
should provide information on
high risk clients and activities
to global head offices.
In addition, the Committee
had also called for the removal
of barriers to home country
supervisors verifying that a
branch or subsidiary was in
compliance with group poli-
cies.
This, Mr Delaney said, might
require home country super-
visors during on-site inspec-
tions to access customers'
names and balances to evalu-
ate KYC standards.
Mr Delaney said: "Under
Bahamian law, absent consent
of the client, there remains in
existence a robust privacy
regime that presents challenges
for a Bahamian financial insti-
tution to exchange client infor-
mation with its head office,
parent or other affiliate for
their inter-group purposes.
* "It is therefore prudent for
all Bahamian financial institu-
tions to review the circum-
stances within which they rea-
sonably contemplate a need to
share information within their
group, and to make suitable
contractual provisions in their
mandate with customers that
would permit it."


* JOHN DELANEY


The Higgs & Johnson attor-
ney added that while the regu-
latory reforms enacted in 2000
had created gateways for
Bahamian authorities and
supervisors to share confiden-
tial client information, "it was
not the objective of those
reforms to provide for the
exchange of confidential infor-
mation between affiliated pri-
vate financial institutions with-
in the Bahamas or multi-juris-
dictional".
Mr Delaney pointed out that
the Banks and Trust Compa-
nies- Regulations Act 2000


"imposes a statutory duty of
confidentiality upon banks and
trust companies that prohibits
the disclosure of customer
information".
A Bahamian bank and trust
company could only send cus-
tomer information to a head
office or other subsidiary after
obtaining approval from the
Inspector of Banks and Trust
Companies. And the informa-
tion must only be sent "for the
purposes of carrying out col-
lation, synthesis or processing
of information on behalf of
that bank or trust company".


Join in on the fun


this summer ,


Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center.

Kids will love to learn about nature at the Ardastra
Gardens Camp Safari. They will learn about animal
classification, behavior, adaptation, habitats and
conservation issues. All whilst playing games and
having fun.


The summer camp will run from 8:30am 12:30pm for
one week. but there are 4 different weeks to choose
from:
3rd 7th JULY
17th 21st JULY
14th 18th AUGUST
28th AUGUST 1st SEPTEMBER

Kids ages 7-11yrs only and there are only 15 spots
available for each week so please book early. Members
pay $100.00 and non-members pay $150.00 per child.
You can book or get further information about the camp by
calling us at 323-5806.


Similar statutory require-
ments, Mr Delaney said, were
included in the Investment
Funds Act 2003, the Financial
Transactions Reporting Act
2000, and the Data Protection
Act 2003. The latter, though,
had not yet been brought into
force.
The Data Protection Act
2003 will prohibit the disclo-
sure of personal data without
client consent, while the Data
Protection Commissioner yet
to be appointed "may pro-
hibit the transfer of personal
data from the Bahamas to a
place outside of the Bahamas
in cases where there is a failure
to provide protection either by
contract or otherwise equiva-
lent to the protection, provided
under the Data Protection
Act".


I.M11R5 SE :1


3 Bed/ 2 Bath Residence 2,854 sq ft situated on 1.85 acres
Located Queens Highway, Nicholls Town, North Andros.
For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas
-S
Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before July 2s1 2006.

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Field Assistants for


Exciting Scientific

Research Project

The Kirtland's Warbler Training and Research Project is
seeking to employ two biology or environmental science
majors as field assistants for its next two field seasons
beginning October 2006 thru April 2008) 4

College of The Bahamas Sophomore Students Preferred.

Unique opportunity to work with distinguished
ornithologists on a broad spectrum of bird research issues.
Excellent training opportunity in field research, public
education and community-based conservation.
Opportunities to travel to other Islands and also to the
United States to conduct research and make scientific
presentations.

Through a special arrangement with COB, students can earn
college credits for participation in the project. Scholarship
opportunities may also be available for students successfully
completing the project.

Comfortable stipend offered to successful applicants.

Duration: 18 months (October '06 April '08)

SL Location: South Eleuthera, Bahamas and
S": lMichigan, USA

Send letter of interest and CV to:

Jasmine Cooper
Bahamas National Trust
P.O. Box N4105, Nassau, Bahamas
Email: jelcl@batelnet.bs



the Kirtlan 's

Warbler
training,
research o
project:
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F I II


SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE


Report Cards


Report Cards will be distributed on Thursday, June
29th, and Friday, June 30th, 2006 in the
Administration Office of St. Augustine's College.
Office hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Parents
are asked to please come to the school and collect
the reports on these dates, as there are very important
letters attached.

The Report Cards will not be given to the students,
only a parent or guardian may collect them.

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Guana Cay opponents may




go direct to Privy Council


impact other cases involving
the Baker's Bay project.
He added that Acting Jus-
tice Norris Carroll, sitting in
the Supreme Court, had heard


the action involving the merits
of the Association's case, or
the substantive issues it raised,
but had yet to deliver his judg-
ment.


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i Company (Bahamas) Ltd.

The Citco Group Ltd. is an organization of financial service companies with offices
throughout the world and which provides corporate, fiduciary, fund administration and
banking services.
'We invite candidates from qualified Bahamians or persons with Bahamian status for the
sition of:




Vice President /Resident Manager
The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the overall daily operations of the bank,
which primarily consist of the custody and trading of Hedge Funds in addition to normal
banking operations. The candidate will be providing guidance and strategic direction
for the development and/or marketing of the necessary banking product and services,
and seeking commercial opportunities for the bank.
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.
9Qiven 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
)utch language is a requirement.

The current environment of International Bancing requires an extensive knowledge of
local and international regulation. As such the candidate such have experience with these
regulations.
T'he 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
pn 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.
he candidate should be willing to be relocated.
t e candidate must be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and
emonstrable career achievements. A high level of computer literacy is also required,
Smith the candidate having experience with IBM AS/400 mainframe systems, Microsoft
office applications, SQL and Visual Basic knowledge.
emuneration is based on knowledge and experience. Citco offers benefits and medical
insurance and excellent prospects for further career growth with the Citco Group of
Companies.

Sf you are interested, please send your curriculum vitae and covering letter to:
Fax or mail resumes to:
Managing Director
; P.O. Box N-4906
LNassau, Bahamas


Mr Smith said: "The Associ-
ation is feeling uncomfortable
that development is going on,
and that the [Supreme Court]
judgment might be rendered
nugatory if we do not get
before the court to hear the
stay application....
"If we are unable to secure a
date before the Court of
Appeal, the Association
intends to apply directly for
special leave to the Privy
Council fairly soon."
The Baker's Bay develop-
ers, Discovery Land Compa-
ny, resumed work on Great
Guana Cay on June 1 follow-
ing a Court of Appeal verdict


that relieved it of the under-
taking given on November 22,
2005, in which it promised not
to do any more work at the
development site.
It gave the undertaking on
condition that the legal action
being brought by the Associa-
tion, which is attempting to
stop the development, be
heard on its merits in the
Supreme Court by the end of
January 2006.
After several delays, Acting
Justice Carroll heard the trial
in February, but has yet to
deliver his verdict. As a result,
Discovery Land Company suc-
cessfully appealed to the Court


F# OM page 1B


ing from the developers could


of Appeal last month that its'
interests were being harmed,
by the length of time being tak-
en to decide the Supreme ,
Court case.
Mr Smith said: "The people
of Great Guana Cay are con-
tinuing their protests on Great
Guana Cay, their campaign on
the Internet, their public rela- -
tions campaign.
"They are attempting as best
they can, given the secretive .
nature of the licensing and 'r
planning process, to find out *
what licences and permits may T,.j/
have been issued." i
The dispute between the c'
developers and Association bhr
over the Baker's Bay invest- f-.d,
ment project has raised a host ,
of issues relating to this ,.,
nation's processes for approve= id
ing major investment projects. ,-
Apart from consultation ,
with local populations and .
Nassau imposing its vision for
the development of the ,
Bahamas on areas that may ,:,
not want major projects, the -.
controversy has also highlight-
ed the need for a National ,ij
Land Use policy and the leas- jc
ing of Crown and Treasury ,rdl
land to developers.
Some 105 acres of Crowni-H
Land and 20 acres of Treasury l.I
Land are being leased to theg
developers at what the Gov-j,-,
eminent describes as "normal 1
commercial terms".
While Discovery Land Com- ,;
pany has pledged that 66 acres
of the leased land will be used, .
for a nature preserve accessible,,
to Bahamians and Guana Cay
residents, the issue has sparked
debate on whether Crown and
Treasury Land should be;
reserved exclusively for the .,
benefit of Bahamians.
Other issues raised by the ,->
battle include the transparency ,.1
involved in the investors '
approvals process in the .
Bahamas.


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Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.

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Working knowledge of investment instruments.
At least five (5) years Private Banking experience.
CFA qualification.
Proficiency in a variety of software applications including
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Bayside Executive Park
P. O. Box 4837
Nassau, Bahamas


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Late of Harbour Island, The Bahamas

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any claim or demand against the above Estate are required
to send their names, addresses and particulars of the
debts or claims certified in writing to the undersigned.
on or before the 21st July, A.D., 2006 required, to prove
such debts or claims, or in default be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution made before such debts or
claims are proved; after the above date the Personal
Representatives of the above Estate will distribute the
Estate assets having regard only to the proved debts or
claims of which they shall have had notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make full
settlement on or before 21st July, 2006.


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4 George Street
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Legal Notice

NOTICE


EAGLETON LIMITED


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
No. 45 of 2000, EAGLETON LIMITED has been
dissolved and struck off the Register according to the
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General
on the 7th day of June, 2006.

Hamilton Management Services Limited,
Fiman House, La Hougue du Valle,
Vale, Guernsey, GY3 5TE
Liquidator
-----------------------


FROM page 1B

"We may be a little beyond
the curve," Mr Smith said,
based on the indications from
the CFATF.
The CFATF's findings could
reignite debate among finan-
cial services professionals over
the 2000 regulatory regime
changes, which were brought
through the enactment of more


than 10 different Acts.
The legal changes were
largely forced upon the
Bahamas by the Paris-based
Financial Action Task Force
(FATF), of which the CFATF
is its Caribbean affiliate, after it
had 'blacklisted' this nation for
allegedly being "uncoopera-
tive" in the fight against mon-
ey laundering.
Prospect
At the time, the Bahamas
faced the prospect of becom-
ing uncompetitive and being
cut-off from the global finan-
cial system if it failed to com-
ply, and missing the deadline
to achieve Qualified Jurisdic-


tion (QJ) status with the US
Internal Revenue Service
(IRS).
Fact
However, the fact that the
CFATF believes the Bahamas
went further than OECD and
FATF members in its regula-
tory reforms will strengthen
the opinion of those who
believe this nation went too
far.
Of the forthcoming CFATF
report on the Bahamas, Mr
Smith said: "I think we're like-
ly to get a pretty good sign-
off." The Bahamas, he added,
had fared well on "the major
issues", and would see a draft


This is to certify that I Elkin Sutherland Jr. am no longer
affiliated with the following companies and I am no longer
responsible for doing any business in conjuction with these
companies / corporations:
Asia Tiger Market Company LTD
Quick Kicks Company LTD
Signature Dream Weddings Company LTD


Legal Notice

NOTICE

ISMAR FAMOWAR
LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act No. 45 of
2000, ISMAR FAMOWAR LIMITED has been dissolved
and struck off the Register according to the Certificate of
Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 9th day
of June, 2006.
Stephen Whale of 15 Union Street,
Malzard House, St. Helier, Jersey,
Channel Islands
Liquidator


copy of the body's report and
give comments on it before it
was released publicly. ,
But even if the CFATF
report was favourable for the
Bahamas, Mr Smith said there
was likely to be no let up in
the efforts by the OECD,
FATF and their members'to
force this nation and other
international financial centres
to bow to their demands.
"My own view is th t the
position of the OECI and
some of the European Union
countries goes beyond the idea
of information exchange and
transparency," Mr Smith said.
"There's a competitive issue
here.
"The Bahamas and other
international financial centres
think the agenda is to remove
business from or close down
these centres.
"The OECD/FATF harmful
tax practices is really a Trojan
horse for a more insidious
objective. We really dot't see
them letting up. TheyIl find:
some other way" to pus their
plans.
Credibility
Mr Smith said the CFATF's
own credibility could be threat-
ened by the FATF, which had
the right to submit its own
report on the Bahamas and
other countries, "which may
or may not" be consistent with
the CFATF's findings.
The minister pointed out
that the CFATF was estab-
lished to assess the regulatory
and supervisory standards of
individual Caribbean countries,
but if its Paris-based parent
refused to fully sign-off on its
reports, it would raise ques-
tions about the CFATF's role.
However, in the short term,
the Bahamas was unlikely to
come under any pressure from
the OECD.
Mr Smith said: "I don't think
there's going to be any imme-
diate move to penalise the
Bahamas or put it in a bad
light. The OECD is recognis-
ing the weaknesses in its argu-
ments and procedures, but it
will probably regroup and we
will have to wait and see what
it comes up with."


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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.


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PICTET BANK & TRUST LIMITED

Invites qualified applicants for the following position:-


ACCOUNTING OFFICER

DUTIES INCLUDE:-

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


REQUIREMENTS:-

-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 Microsoft Excel.
-Analytical skills.
-Proficient in Microsoft Word.
Must be willing to take initiative and be a team player.

ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Please send Resume and two (2) references to:

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


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


Receptionist / Office Clerk


PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT AND REAL ESTATE

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

Requirements:
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 oral
Capable of working independently and / or as a team member
Excellent typing skills with a minimum of 50 wpm
Must be computer literate with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and
especially proficient in Word and Excel
General office duties

The Montana Holdings office environment is challenging, 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 island_developmentl@yahoo.com or by post to P.O. Box N-9322, Nassau,
The Bahamas. Please no telephone calls.

The closing date for receipt of applications is June 30th, 2006


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FROM page 1B


share department.
Certain amendments to 1
Timeshare Act were reco
mended following consultant
with the industry.
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office is currently review
those amendments, and it
i,.l; i expected that the draft amem
; --ed legislation will be prese
ed to Parliament shortly," s
'! ;' Mr Peet.
S'i. He added that his Minis
:had met with representative

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nt- "They recently began con-
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Has two (1) vacancies for
Sales & Marketing Project Director:
-Responsible for onsite coordination of sales, sales administration and
marketing.
-Achievement of targeted sales volume and maintaining inventory.
-Develop future(MVCI. experience preferred) managers and implement
self developed program
-Implementation of tour efficiency and building of strong team values
-Forecast and budget annual sales targets.
-Ensure communication, between personnel and others
-Strong leadership skills
-Minimum 5 years marketing vacation ownership
-Minimum 5 years marketing in management of sales, marketing and /or
administration
-College degree preferred, but not required.
Please Send Resumes to:

Attn: HR Director
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
P.O. Box AB2057
Mash Harbour, Abaco
or
Fax: 242-367-0077


Legal Notice


NOTICE

FACULTY INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the
undersigned at Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East
Bay Street, P.O. Box N-3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole
Liquidator on or before the 3rd day of July 2006. In default
thereof they'will be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 22nd day of June, 2006

Lynden Maycock
LIQUIDATOR






Sg.

WIN ) ING AV
>na.oU. DAtAMAAs
Has two (2) vacancies for
Membership Sales Executives:
-Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. organization
skills
-Exceptional Telephone skills
-Public speaking preferred
-Ability to demonstrate strong relationship sales capability
-Ability to interface professionally with all members of staff
-Generation and execution of an annual business plan
-Self generation of Iiii.it-., iliih.nli referrals and other personal
contacts
-L .\ p.'III.d kill- in long iangt guest retaional maintenance
S-Iie .,fr ai kina -i ml t for effketive follmo up andcustomer purchase
sequence
-College degree preferred
Please Send Resumes to:

Attn: HR Director
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
P.O. Box AB2057
Mash Harbour, Abaco
or
Fax: 242-367-0077


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005/FAM/div/631
IN THE SUPREME COURT
BETWEEN

SHARMAINE LOUISE BURROWS (nee) STRACHAN
Petitioner
AND
SHARRAN AMOUNTS BURROWS
Respondent
AND
SHENIQUE NICARA JOHNSON
Co-Respondent

NOTICE OF PETITION

TO: Miss. Shenique Nicara Johnson
Nassau N.P.,
The Bahamas

TAKE NOTICE that a Petition has been presented to the
Supreme Court by Sharmaine Louise Burrows (nee) Strachan and
you have been named Co-Respondent.
You must contact the Law Firm of Collie & Collie, Suite
104B, First Floor, Saffrey Square, Bank Lane & Bay Street, Nassau,
Bahamas for a complete copy of the Petition.
If you do not answer the charges, nor wish to be heard
on the other claims made in the Petition, and if you do not wish to
make any application on your account, you need not do anything.
The Court may then, without further notice to you, proceed to hear
the Petition and produce judgment, notwithstanding your absence.
If you wish to be heard on any matter in connection with
the Petition you (or your Attorney) must complete the Memorandum
of Appearance in duplicate and send or deliver both copies (without
fee) so as to reach the Registry within Fourteen (14) days of the
date of the appearance of this Notice. You (or your Attorney) will
receive Notice of the case being set down for Hearing. When this
case is heard, you must attend the hearing.
If you wish to defend the case at the hearing, you (or your
Attorney) must, in addition to sending the Memorandum of
Appearance, send or deliver an Answer in writing together with a
fee of $2.26 so as to reach the Registry within Fourteen (14) days
after the time allowed for sending the Memorandum of Appearance.
You (or your Attorney) must at the same time send a copy of your
Answer for the Petitioner.
NOTE:
If you intend to instruct an Attorney to act for you in these
proceedings you should ial once complete and sigy.'.:dn
Acknowledgment of Service Form available from Collie & Collie
Chambers he will then take the necessary steps on your behalf
within the times specified.
Dated this 14th day of June A.D., 2006.


Deputy Registrar
The Registrar of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court Registry
Nassau, Bahamas


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PROFILING EXERCISE
ON BUSINESSES & HOUSEHOLD

STARTING JUNE19.2006


Trained enumerators from The Department
of Statistics will visit business establishments
and households throughout New Providence
and Grand Bahama in order to collect
information to update our registers. This
profiling exercise begins June 19,. 2006.


During this exercise very limited range of
questions will be asked, eg:business name
of what type and address; contact person;
employment size, etc. No information will
be sought on income or expenditure.


As always, enumerators will carry official
photo identification and correspondence. All
information collected will be held in the
strictest of confidence and used only for
statistical purposes.


For additional information please contact
The Department of Statistics Establishment
Section 302-2460, 302-2461 or 326-4602.



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1 Went around as muted? (6)
7 Charged wth sometirg
shodng (8)
S How apupisan mature
creature (4)
10 Timeforaladtogo
,tosea(6)
11 Foolish natMuaton wth a g or a
longtime (6)
14 Historic general of the French,
note (3)
16 Wines, suitably blended,give
strong (5)
17 There ar Dutch onesn '
Whelmhknwmn4)
19 Po nh*g out
but the drink (5)
21 Room exes for him
to beside (5) .
22 Ifbit ofabloomer(5)
23 Very quickly fixed(4)
26 Undressforcomic
purposes? (5)
28 Apecuiaralcohol
container (3)
29 The upper body, where a girl gea
kiss?(6)
30 Far short of control (6)
31 The centralline, where a crosing
exsts (4)
32 Where, In Lnes, to make allowance
for bad acting?.(8)
33 A dayone Is like a lying saumr )


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS:1, Dram-a 6, Reaps 9, A-c.-ued 10, Rinse 11,
SFt in 12, AB-ou13, S-Rocco 15, Tow 17, Knu 18,
Gamin-e 19, Peart 20, Numbed 22, Cip 24, Try 25,
Fsh-ery26, L-aen 27, Cubit 28, Brook29, Nan-bia 30,
Jackt 31, (Old) Glory
DOWN 2, R-le-n 3, MA-Scot 4, Ace 5, Jumbo 6,
ReFUSA-L 7, Edt. 8, Poison 12, A-hed 13, Sldn-t 14,
Rum-my 15, Tile 16, Wee-py 18, Gran 19, Pesetas 21,
Ur-sula 22, Ch-oral 23, A-R-mour25, F-R-aIl 26, Lnk 28,
BI-G


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1 The paper lor lies? (6)
2 Rose, mad about us,stirs
ings(6)
3 JamesfromAden?(4)
4 Thkles someone about current
expenses? (7)
I The nose, for instance, may need
bowing (5)
6 Whatthe driverturnedin(5)
I Kind of oil for a newlamp? (4)
9 Edgar Allan, presumably (3)
12 Brief confirmation that central heating
Sexsts (3)
13 An abbreviation used for.
convenience (5)
15 In the end, possibly nail tothe
figurehead (5)
18 LIthe acrobatics somewhere In
Scotland (5)
19 Go out of shape permanently (3)
20 The significance of a ring? (3)
21 Desmond'accepts a role,
yet leaves (7)
22 Dear addressee (3)
23 Angry about the smoking? (6)
24 Nominal samosa filling (4)
26 It secures something round one's
neck (6)
26 A platform for histrionics (5)
27 Of such legions, were there numbers
on watch? (5)
28 Rightful former name for a king? (3)
30 A slope in the Grampians (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS:, Chest 6, Poise 9, Monitor 10, Strip 11, Regal
12, Scots 13, Defence 15,Ten 17, Add 18, Morose 19,
Argon 20, Hoarse 22, Cede 24, All 25, Sirrlar 26,
Rifle 27, Debar 28, Banal 29, Revered 30,
Steed 31, Gavel
DOWN: 2, Hotter 3, Smiled 4, Top 5, Mince 6, Portion 7,
Ores 8, Slaves 12, Scare 13, Dacha 14, Final 15, Towel
16, Never 18, Movie 19, Aspired 21, Oldest 22,
Cicada 23, Damage 25, Sleep 26, Rare
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Famous Hand


South dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
NORTH
*K92
VK762
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+A4
WEST
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VQ53
109
4753


SOUTH


EAST
4Q 10764
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The bidding:
South. West
I1 Pass
3+ Pass
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North
2
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Opening lead ten of diamonds.

For good technique, it's hard to
beat this hand played many years ago
by Philadelphia star Sidney Silodor.
He got to six hearts, and West led the
diamond ten. It seemed highly likely
that East had the king, so the main
problem was how to escape a trump
loser.
Silodor solved the problem in
magnificent style. He took the ten of
diamonds with the ace, played a
heart to the ace, returned the heart
S jack and finessed. When the jack
held, he cashed the king, ran six club
tricks, discarding dummy's J-4-3 of


Diamonds, and thus finished with all
13 tricks.
What's so extraordinary about
all this, you ask? Certainly others
have at times elected to finesse with
nine trumps missing the queen, even,
though the finesse is slightly against
the odds. Well, there's one little fillip
we haven't mentioned yet. On the
ace of diamonds Silodor had dropped
his queen!
Silodor had no idea at the start
where the queen of trumps was
located, but his play was beautifully
designed to make the contract
regardless of whether East or West
had the queen!
Let's suppose, after dropping the
queen of diamonds on the first trick
and playing the trumps as he did, that
East had shown up with the double-
ton queen of trumps. What do you
think East would have returned?
East almost surely would not
have played the king of diamonds.
He would have thought his partner's
diamond lead was from the 10-9-8
and that declarer's queen was a sin-
gleton. East would therefore have
returned a spade to his partner's
hoped-for ace unless he himself
had the ace, in which case he would
probably have tried to cash it.
Had Silodor decided to finesse
the opening diamond lead, he might
or might not have guessed the actual
trump situation, but the way he
played the hand materially improved
his chances of making the slam.


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ACROSS
1 Sick (6)
7 Bockof ats(8)
8 On agrandscale (4)
10 Unfasten (6)
11 Bounded (6)
14 Number(3).
16 Bector(5)
17 Post(4) -
19 African
~oury (5).
21 Collier(5)
22 Rier (5)
23 Horse's gat (4)
26 Sap(5)
28 Pastry tem(3)
29 Source (6)
30 Keepback(6)
31 Spoken (4)
32 Contaminated (8)
33 Evicted (6)


DOWN
1 Residences (6)
2 Stretch (6)
3 Engrave (4)
4 Hand over (7)
5 Deserve (5)
6 Navigate (5)'-
8 Public school(4)
9 Frozen water (3)
12 And not (3)
13 Musical sped (5)
15 Child (5)
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ARIES March 21/April 20
Responsibilities at home must not
be allowed to stop you from having
a good time this week, Aries. Live
life to the fullest as much as possible.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
There will be times this week,
Taurus, when you feel all alone, and
others when you feel connected to
everyone around you. In truth, you're
never alone: friends are there to help.
GEMINI May 22/June 21 ,
If you think fast and act quickly,
you could be the one to benefit from
changes taking place at work,
Gemini. On Thursday, a neighbor
stops by to say jello. Make time in
your busy schedule for chit-chat.
CANCER June 22/July 22
You've been patient, and you've
worked hard in recent weeks,
Cancer. Now, something you've
been working on for a long time is
about to pay off. Good for you!
LEO July 23/August 23
It's not often that your confidence
wanes, Leo, butit might do so thi
week. Keep reminding yourself tdt ;
it's only a phase, then go out and
have a little fun.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You're feeling more passionate and
adventurous than usual. Use this to
your advantage: do something outra-
geous to win someone's heart.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Change is a good thing, Libra, and
altering your work routine this
week will not only give you more
satisfaction, but also attract the
positive attention of the higher-ups.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
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you least expect it, Scorpio. You're
about to reap the rewards for sacri-
fices you've made in recent weeks.
Strangers will be also drawn to your
positive energy this week.
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or family if you need a little financial
help this week. Others are willing to
help, but. you must act quickly. A
romantic encounter looks promising.
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ever, even if you're one of those
Capricorns who like to plan every-
thing down to the last detail. Luck is
on your side in all your endeavors.
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Others will applaud al4 reward you
for being your usual outspoken self
this week. Romantic possibilities
also look great for you, Aquarius.
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of the things that limit you in life
and become the kind of person
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BASEBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
A WEEK might not be long
in the eyes of other camp hold-
ers, but the Association of For-
mer and Present Professional
Baseball Players (AFPPBP)
ard certain that the players
passing through their summer
camp will leave with the basic
fundamentals.
The sixth annual baseball
camp is set to start Monday
July 17th-22nd, at the JBLN
field of dreams, at the St
Andrews field in Nassau East.
The camp will cater to young
boys and girls between the
ages of 8-18, and will run from
9am until 1pm.
Although the camp is expe-
riencing a change of venue,
both president Vincent Fergu-
son and Jacke Wright, camp
organiser, are still expecting a
big turnout.
The camp was once held at
the three fields located in the
Queen Elizabeth Sports Cen-
ter, but the week of activities
will clash with the ground
breaking and construction of
the new stadium.
Ferguson said: "The change
in venue does create some
problems, especially since the
majority of the persons who
we have catered to in the past
lives in the city. So it might
create some inconvenience for
people who would like to leave
their children off at the camp.
"Because driving will create
a problem, especially coming
from the southern part of the
island, it didn't create to much
of a difficulty dropping the
children off at the Sports Cen-
tre and then moving on to
work. But we will have to wait
and see how that turns out."
The change in venue isn't
putting a damper on the
enthusiasm level of the execu-
tive members, instead they are
expressing great joy to have
secured the JBLN field.
"This is going to be the best
camp ever," said Wright.
"Although we are a little
Disappointed with not being
able to use the sporting facili-
ties at the Sports Center we
are happy that the JBLN was
able to assist us.
"Even though the camp is
just a week long, the campers
will learn the basics of the
sport and will be taught by
some of the best in the coun-
try."
Instructors for the camp
include Wright, Ferguson,
Fred Smith, Adrian Rodgers,
and Basil Hall.
Registration for the camp
will be held this Saturday at
the Sports Centre in the Mall
at Marathon and the Foot
Locker located in the Town
Center Mall.


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needed to bring in the fans


T SEEMS as if the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Associ-
ations will have its work cut out when
the new national stadium is complet-
ed.
The ground breaking ceremony for
the stadium being built by the Chi-
nese Government is scheduled for
Independence Day, July 10 and is
intended to be completed in 2007, or
before the 2008 Olympic Games is
staged in Beijing, China.
The question is: Can the BAAA fill
the seats in the huge stadium?
An example of the problem they
face came at the BAAA's BEC spon-
sored National Open Track and Field
Championships at the Thomas A.
Robinson Track and Field Stadium
over the weekend.
While the majority of the top ath-
letes came home to compete in the
biggest meet on the local calendar,
there were not that many fans in
attendance, raising the question of
what will happen when the new state-
of-the-art facility is completed.
One suggestion from some of the
fans is that, at the nationals, they get
to see the matchups that they expect
in all of the races instead of athletes
avoiding the local head-to-head com-
petition with their rivals.
For instance, Chris 'Bay' Brown
opted not to contest his speciality in
the 400 metres. Instead, he went down
to the 200 and won the event over
Dominic Demeritte and another quar-
ter-miler Dennis Darling.
The same happened in the wom-
en's 400 where Christine Amertil once
again displayed her versatility by run-
ning in the 200, coming second behind
double national sprint champion Deb-
bie Ferguson-McKenzie.
This time, around, Tonique
Williams-Darling didn't compete in
either event. She watched from the
stands due to a slight injury.
If the fans are going to be enticed to
come out and support the nationals,
they have to be assured that the com-


STUBBS


OPINION


petitors will go head-to-head in their
respective events, providing the
excitement that is normally only
viewed at the big international meets
on television.
The United States and Jamaica
insist that, at their nationals, the ath-
letes must compete in their specialities
in order to be selected for represen-
tation in those events at the interna-
tional meets.
We have to ensure that the athletes
not just come home for the nation-
als, but that they indeed compete in
their respective events.
On the other hand, it was good to


see some of the bright young stars
like Sheniqua Ferguson and T'Shon-
da Webb lining up against the more
experienced and seasoned competi-
tors. They helped to bring out more of
the excitement on the track.
But it's not something that the fans
would like to see when there are only
two competitors entered in events
such as the 1,500 for both men and
women when there are more than suf-
ficient distance runners around.
The men's high jump was one of
the events that lived up to its


-oto
advanced billing.
All four of the top contenders phr--
ticipated in what was anticipated, as
one of the best high jump competi-,
tion to be staged at the stadium ift--
quite some time. It came down to. a, '
jump off between the favourites.
defending champion Trevor Barry:
and newcomer Donald Thomas.
The new stadium will be a welcome
site for the Bahamas. But it will be
even better if the expected matchups
materialise and the fans come out and, -
show their support.
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SUBDIVISION, 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
25th day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship,. P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



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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-
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responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
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Tennis


juniors


get set


for their final flurry


M TENNIS
AT THE 2006 BLTA Junior
National Championships, a number
of key matches were played yester-
day, setting up today's finals match
up$.
In the boys 16 and under, it was
the unseeded Jacob Fountain knock-
ing off number one seed Ashwood
Hall in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
It is safe to say that Hall's perfor-
mance during these nationals were
far short of expectations after he
was knocked out of the Boys 18's as
well.
On the other hand, Fountain has
been nothing short of impressive,
advancing to both the boys 16's and
18,s finals where he will meet Jason
ROlle.
Fountain has displayed the talent
in the past to perform at a high level
and this year he has shown he's pre-
pared to do it consistently.
On the flip side of the coin how-
ever, he's going to have his hands
full with Jason Rolle.
Rolle is riding a wave of momen-
tum as well, coming off a couple of
impressive wins en route to his finals
showdown with Fountain this after-
noon. Both matches are expected
to-be very competitive.
S the boys 10 and under, the rival-
ry&ntinues. Not wanting to make it
thi4 in a row, Phillip Major was
determined to win.
Going up against Justin Roberts
forfhe third time in as many weeks,
it was Major coming out on top this
time with a straight set 6-4,
6-4 win and the boys 10 and under
title.
In other matches played yester-
day, Autice Mortimor captured the


* PICTURED in action are: Kevin Major Jr, Ondre Cargill and Phillip Major


Girls 18 and under title with a three
set win over Elanqu Griffin 3-6, 6-4,
6-4.
Back on the boys scene Johrathon


Taylor rolled over K.C. Strachan 6-3,
6-3 then bowed out to Jason Rolle by
the same scores.
In the Boys 12 and under, Ondre


Cargill defeated Kevin Major in
three sets.
In the Boys 18's doubles, J, foun-
tain / M. Coleby def. R. Lightbourne


/ J. Lightbourne 6-4, 6-2.
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Jacob Fountain and Jason Rolle in
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* TRACK AND FIELD
By RENALDO DORSETT
and ANDRE DAVIS
THE Bahamas Association
of Athletic Associations is
looking to build upon the suc-
cess of last week's National
Championship Meet, by
focusing on the country's elite
junior athletes.
The BAAA's will host the
2006 Junior National Cham-
pionships, June 23 and 24 at
the T.A. Robinson Stadium.
The Junior Nationals will
feature a number of captivat-
ing matchups between 100m
sprinters in both the under 17
and under 20 divisions.
In the under 17 girls 100m,
2006 Carifta Games sensation
Nivea Smith will look to con-
tinue her breakout season.
Smith, who dominated the
XXV edition of the games
with gold in the 200m, bronze
in the 100m, and silvers in
both the 4xl00m and 4x400m
relays, will face off against fel-
low 4x400m teammate Car-
lene Johnson, as well as lesha
White, Latavia Curry, and
V'Alonee Robinson.
In the under 17 boys 100m,'
Karlton Rolle and Warren
Fraser (pictured) come into
the meet with the two fastest
times of 10.76 and 10.79
respectively.
Rolle, another Carifta
games 2006 quadruple medal-
ist, capturing gold in the


200m, bronze in the 100m, sil-
ver in the 4xl00m and a
bronze in the 4x400m, will
also try to fend off challenges
from Brad Miller and Aaron
Wilmore.
In the under 20 girls 100m,
200m gold medalist and 100m
silver medalist Shaniqua Fer-
guson (pictured) will contend
against T'Shonda Webb, Lan-
ice Clarke and Tia Clarke
among others.
Ferguson enters with the
top time of 11.63, followed by
Webb's 11.71, Clarke's 11.99
and Rolle rounds out the4op
four with a time of 12.09.
The under 20 boys 100m,
Ryan Penn will enter the
meet with the fastest time of
10.72.
In what should be one of
the more closely contested
events of the meet, the four
fastest qualifiers are separated
by just tenths of a second.
Carl Stuart comes in with a
time of 10.78, Jonathan Davis
with 10.80 and Cardinal
Minns with 10.85.
The Junior Nationals will
serve as a qualifying trial for
the Junior Central American
and Caribbean and World
Junior Championships,
The Junior CAC Champi-
onships will take place July
14-16th in Port of Spain,
Trinidad, while the World
Junior Championships will
convene August 15-20 in Bei-
jing, China.


Arawaks win to put the


heat on TBS Truckers


* SOFTBALL
By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
WITH A two game winning streak, the
Del Sol Arawaks have propelled themselves
into a first place tie, early in the New Prov-
idence Softball Association (NPSA) sea-
son.
A 13-6 win against the winless Electro
Telecom Dorsey Park Boyz gave the
Arawaks a 5-2 record and a tie for first with
the TBS Truckers.
An offensive outburst by the Arawaks
in the sixth inning sealed the win and denied
the Dorsey Park Boyz an opportunity to
get their first win of the season.
Ramon Johnson's grand slam, his lone
hit of the game, accounted for four of the
six runs the Arawaks put up in the final
inning.
Dorsey Park jumped out early, scoring
two runs in the first inning and keeping
pace with the Arawaks throughout the fifth.
Headed into the sixth, Dorsey Park
trailed by just a single run, but Johnson's
grand slam put the game out of reach.
Solo
Offensively for the Arawaks, Julian Col-
lie went three for four with two runs and a
solo home run, Cardinal Gilbert was three
for four and scored two runs.
For the Dorsey Park Boyz, Raynaldo
Russell was one for two and scored two
runs with two RBI.
Anton Gibson picked up the win
and Ruel Williams was tagged with the
loss.
In the ladies game, The Electro Telecom
Wildcats distanced themselves from the
Boomer G Swingers by a half game with a
victory.


The Wildcats improved to 7-1 with a 14-
7 come from behind win over the Whirlpool
Eagles.
Like the Dorsey Park Boyz, the Eagles
held their own for the'T fi five innings of
the game, but collapsed in the sixth, giving
up eight runs.
Trailing, 7-6 going into the final inning,
the defending champion Wildcats scored
their eight runs on just five hits, as losing
pitcher Rhonda Treco and the Eagles
defence fell apart down the stretch.
Offensively for the Wildcats, Donette
Edwards went two for four with three runs
and two RBI, Chryshann Percentie went
two for four with two runs and' one RBI
and Jeannie Minus was two for five with
two runs and two RBI.
For the Eagles, Indi Thompson was one
for three with two runs and three RBI.


* REMAINING WEEK'S
GAME SCHEDULE
Wednesday, June 21,2006
7.00 pm P.C.P. Lady Sharks vs.
Briteley's Angels
8.30 pm Whirlpool Eagles vs.
Boomer G Swingers
Thursday, June 22, 2006
7.00 pm DHL Brackettes vs.
P.C.P. Lady Sharks
8.30 pm New Breed vs.
Stingrays Sporting Club
Saturday, June 24, 2006
7.00 pm Electro Telecom Wildcats vs.
Whirlpool E; gles
8.30 pm New Breed vs.
Stingrays Sporting Club


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O N.P.S.A Team Standings
MENS DIVISION
W L Pct. GB
TBS Truckers............................. .......................5 2 0.714
DelSol Arawaks ...................................................... 5 2, 0.714
Stingrays Sporting Club.........................................4 2 0.667 1/2
New Breed ............ ..... ................................3 4 0.429 2
Electro Telecom Dorsey Park Boyz ........................0 7 0.000 5

LADIES DIVISION
W L Pct. GB
Electro Telecom Wildcats........................................7 1 0.875
Boomer G Wildcats .................................................6 1 0.857 1/2
W hirlpool Eagles................................................... 3 4 0:429 3 1/2
Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks................................3 4 0.429 3 1/2
Britleley's Angels..................................................... 1 5 0.167 5
DHL Brackettes....................................................... 1 6 0.143 5


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