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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Alternate Title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: June 30, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Volume: 102 No.181




Bhe iAHAMi ATerat

FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2006


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Cuban detainees

cut through

barb-wire fences

CUBAN detainees have once
again put security protocol to
shame at the Carmichael Road
Detention Centre.
Around five o'clock yester-
day morning five Cuban immi-
grants escaped from the deten-
tion centre by cutting through
two barb-wire topped fences
that surround the compound.
According to Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of
National Security Cynthia Pratt
the detainees escaped from an
area obscured by two large yel-
low buses.
She also pointed out that a
number of other fences on the
compound were found cut
"The (Defence Force) of
course was alerted, because
they saw at the time, persons
running away they were able
to sound the alarm to foil the
escape of a large number, but
unfortunately five of them
escaped," she said. "We are not
happy about what happened
here this morning."
Mrs Pratt said it was discov-
ered that 20 or more Cuban
refugees were planning to
escape. It is not yet known how
many males and females made
up the group of five that
The Deputy Prime Minister
said she doesn't view this as a
failure of the security measures
set in place and that since the
last escape there had been much'
She said camera installations

were to begin yesterday at the
"Cuban migrants stay a
longer period of time here at
the detention centre than the
other nationals and because of
that it creates a problem for us.
They have a long time to sit
down and think and study and
escape we are hoping that
we are able to foil some of that
intention so that we can explain
to the Bahamian people what
we in fact are doing here at the
detention centre," said Mrs
An investigation into the mat-
ter is being conducted.
This is the third escape from
the. Carmichael Road detention
centre within three months.
Just last month two Cuban
women and a Jamaican man
escaped from the detention cen-
tre in two separate incidents;
consequently the security fea-
tures at the complex were sup-
posed to be improved.
It is not yet known if the two
women, who escaped last
month, were a part of the group
of five who overcame com-
pound security.
According to Immigration
Minister Shane Gibson, light-
ing was improved around the
complex and dogs were placed
between the two perimeter
fences, following the last escape.
Also mentioned in the plans for
fortification of the facility are
a perimeter wall and renova-
tions to the living and visiting
quarters of the holding facility.
SEE page 11



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THE body of Marcian Scott is removed from his car
(Photo: Onan Bridgewater)

Appeal against murder conviction upheld
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THE Privy Council has upheld the appeal of
a Bahamian man seeking to have his murder
conviction overturned, essentially outlining in a
written judgment yesterday that the judge's
direction to the jury in his trial had been unfair
and prejudicial to him.
Mark Anthony Capron was convicted in
Supreme Court in October 2002 of the daylight
shooting death of Andrew Simms Ferguson,
which occurred on the morning of March 6,

2001 at Johnson Alley off Wulff Road. Capron
was subsequently sentenced to death after being
convicted of the murder. He appealed his con-
viction but had his appeal dismissed by the
Court of Appeal in February 2004.
The Privy Council's judgment yesterday
stated that "the original direction to the jury, the
subsequent exchange with counsel and the addi-
tional direction were unfairly prejudicial to the
appellant because they undermined the alibi
SEE page 11

A FCORMER police officer
was killed in a drive-by shooting
outside his Pinewood Gardens
home earlh yesterday morning.
Though police have no
motive for the killing of 31-year-
old Marcian Scott, a source told
'77t Tribune that Mr Scott was
to have been a witness in a mur-
der case that would soon be
before tle coLurIs. The murder
\jas commnmltd seen \ears ago.
This the source said, may
ha\e been the motlie.
-As lItdn Commissioner of
P.l'li:c R.-2rin ld Fergu,,on
w.>uld not confirm or deny this
SEE page 11
Court hears allegations
of human rights
infringement at prison
Rights infringement at Her
Majesty's Prison emerged in the
Supreme Court yesterday as
four death row inmates seeking
to have their sentences over-
turned appeared in court.
Death row inmates Forrester
Bowe, Robert Green, Ronald
Simmons and Keith Jones
appeared before Senior Justice
Anita Allen to be given dates
for their sentencing hearing.
Lawyer for Forrester Bowe,
Gina Morley of GP Morley and
Co, told Justice Allen yester-
SEE page 11

BUT president hits out at Ministry
MORE than 1000 teach- Ik- -
ers gathered at the a .'
Bahamas Union of Teach-
ers headquarters yesterday
morning to discuss the
strained negotiations
between BUT administra- Sc
tion and government.
During the meeting Ida
Poitier, BUT president,

support their staff.
"We hear Mother Pratt
(Minister of National Secu- *:

SEE page 10 TEACHERS listen to Ida Poitier, president of the BT, esterda.
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Boyd consecrated as bishop

Tribune Staff Reporter

ANGLICAN clergyman
Laish Boyd yesterday official-
ly took up the mantle to be
Bishop of the Diocese of the
Bahamas and Turks and Caicos
In February of this year, Fr
Boyd was elected Co-adjuctor
Bishop to succeed Archbishop
Drexel Gomez when he retires
in 2008.
Nine priests from the diocese
were nominated to fill the post.
However, after eight rounds of
voting, Fr Boyd captured the
necessary two-thirds majority
from both the House of Clergy
and the House of Laity.
Moving a step forward yes-
terday, Fr Boyd was ordained
and consecrated the new bish-
op, at Christ Church Cathedral
in front of a packed church,
which included Anglican bish-
ops from various Caribbean




* THE Most Reverend Drexel Gomez holds the hand of the
new Bishop Laish Boyd yesterday on Bay Street as he waves to
the crowd

islands, members of parliament
and well-wishers from the wider
Anglican community.
Before assuming the title of

bishop, Fr Boyd underwent an
examination conducted by the
other bishops. This was done
so that they would know his
purpose, and that he could be
strengthened in his resolve to
fulfil his ministry.
His ordination and conse-
cration was not completed
until he was vested with the
pectoral cross, bishop's ring,
mitre and pastoral staff, all
which have significant mean-
ings in the liturgy.
Before heading into the
world to minister, Bishop
Boyd was given a taste of what
to expect through a sermon by
Bishop of the Diocese of Bar-
bados Rt Rev John Holder.
Bishop Holder pointed out
that Bishop Boyd is being con-
secrated at a time when there
are greater challenges in the
wider world.
He said it seems as if the
whole world is in a state of
rewriting and redefining much
of what "we have inherited
and have held dear for a very
long time."
Bishop Holder pointed out
that many changes are being.
"The old rigid moral lines
and boundaries are slowly, but
surely, slipping into large
bands of grey. There is much
confusion about what is the
church stand on a host of
moral issues, the least not
being the human sexuality

* NEW Bishop Laish Boyd lays face down as The Most
Reverend Drexel Gomez reads
(Photos: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)

The issue of homosexuality
has been a matter of concern
for the world-wide Anglican
communion in recent times.
In early 2005, the Anglican
Windsor Report asked that
the American church express
its regrets for ordaining an
openly gay Anglican priest as
On the other hand, the
Canadian church was asked to
express regret over legitimiz-
ing same sex blessings and to
declare a moratorium on same
sex blessings.
"I will venture to say that
given the proximity of this dio-
cese to our larger North
American neighbours, where
most of the traumatic changes
seem to be taking place, the
pressure may be far more
intense for you than it is for
us further to the south.
"In a region washed by the
tranquil and idyllic Caribbean

sea on one side, and pressured
by the Atlantic Ocean on the
other, we must search for a
way forward between these
two clusters of contrasting
experiences. We must learn to
withstand the pressure from
whatever quarter it may come,
as we search for a way for-
ward," explained Bishop
In continuing the celebra-
tion, members of the clergy
took to the streets of down-
town, Nassau in a parade of
In February, Bishop Boyd
said that his desire is to see
the church grow and to see the
message of Jesus Christ touch
and change lives.
Bishop Boyd was ordained
deacon in July 1986 and then a
priest in June 1987. He is mar-
ried to the former Joann M A
Gray and they have three sons,
Zane, Joash and Nathan.

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New frog


found in

Puerto Rico

San Juan

that's the size of a fingertip and
has a barely audible two-tone
chirp could be this U.S. territo-
ry's newest species of a tiny tree
frog, researchers say, according
to Associated Press.
The coqui was discovered
about one year ago in the US
Navy's former base in Toa Baja
by Neftali Rios, a doctoral can-
didate in biology at the Univer-
sity of Puerto Rico, said Alber-
to Puento, of the Department of
Natural and Environmental
Rios research was submitted
to a scientific journal for verifi-
cation. If confirmed, the frog
would be Puerto Rico's 17th
coqui species, Puento said.


to explore

for oil off



CANADIAN company
Rainville has been granted a
license to explore for oil off
Jamaica's south coast, the gov-
ernment said Thursday, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
' The Calgary-based company
will start seismic surveying 950
square miles in late 2006, said
Raymond Wright, spokesman
for the state-owned Petroleum
Corporation of Jamaica.
Wright did not say how much
the deal was worth, but noted
that Rainville Oil Company will
be allowed to prospect for five
Should it find oil, the compa-
ny will receive 20-year extrac-
tion rights with 12.5 per cent of
the profits going to the Petrole-
um Corporation of Jamaica.


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She is brown with a bald tip to her tail and
shrivelled ears. She is wearing a tick and chain collar.
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Training College want clarifi-
cation of "erroneous" informa-
tion about their school, which
was printed in a local tabloid.
Yesterday "The Punch"
claimed that "scores of civil ser-
vants are up in arms after find-
ing out that degrees obtained
from a college owned by an MP
may not be recognized by Gov-
ernment departments."
However, South Andros MP
Whitney Bastian said that his
Success Training College is an
accredited school and is recog-
nised by government agencies.
Just recently an official from
the Ministry of Public Service
sent Success Training a letter
acknowledging the accredita-
tion of the school.
According to a letter from the
Ministry of Public Service
approval was granted in 1995
for the accreditation of courses
done at the Associate Degree
level at Success Training Col-
The letter reads: "Since that
time, Cabinet has also given its
approval to award Public Offi-
cers a 7(a) increment for having
obtained additional qualifica-
tion, thus allowing officers the
benefit of a transfer to an area
of their discipline or for a pro-
The Punch printed its story
after discovering that Success
Training was not on Govern-
ment's 2006 list of accredited
and approved local colleges and
academic institutions.
An official at the school
admitted that the school's name
did not appear on the list, but
maintained that Success Train-
ing is an accredited school.
However, he did not know why
the school's name was omitted
from the list of accredited
Mr Bastian believes that
someone gave this story to the
Punch to discourage prospec-
tive students from attending
,Success Training.
"I think it was done by some
mischievous person," he said,
"who is trying to create some
problems with students who
have intentions of attending
Success College."
Both the Academic Dean and
Mr Bastian maintain that Suc-
cess Training College should be
on the list.

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Poster campaign on new rules

A POSTER campaign to
alert tourists to changing rules
for travellers has won the
approval of US officials.
As of January 1, 2008,
American citizens returning to
the US will be required
through the Western Hemi-
sphere Travel Initiative to have
a passport or other approved
documents to re-enter the
United States.
During his recent two-week
Washington consultations, and
in an effort to further promote
the travel initiative within the
US, Ambassador Rood met
with high-ranking US customs
and passport officials.
During those meetings,
Ambassador Rood secured
approval for placement of the
Bahamas Ministry of Touris-
m's. posters reminding trav-
ellers of the passport initiative
deadline to be posted .in all US
customs and passport facilities
,in Florida.
"My meetings were incredi-
bly encouraging. Americans are
already getting the message, and
now our official outreach efforts
also involve the Bahamas. The
enthusiastic response to my
request to place Bahamian
posters in US offices will
increase the number of Ameri-
cans with passports while shar-
ing the beauty of The Bahamas
with potential tourists," said

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Ministry of Tourism's posters reminding travellers of the
passport initiative deadline.

Ambassador Rood.
Ambassador Rood's Wash-
ington agenda also included a
series of meetings with
Thomas Shannon, Assistant
Secretary of the Bureau of
Western Hemisphere Affairs,
representatives of the United
States Congress, Customs and
Border Protection, Drug
Enforce Administration and
US Coast Guard officials, to
discuss the US Government's
continued commitment and

support of the OPBAT mis-
sion in The Bahamas.
Ambassador Rood received
support to maintain OPBAT
at its current level of effective-
ness, though the method of
provision of services may
change. OPBAT will be eval-
uated this week by an assess-
ment team, which will make
recommendations regarding
how best to organize and main-
tain OPBAT's mission perfor-

Rood: answers

on OPBAT soon

A DRAFT report on the
future of Operation Bahamas
Turks and Caicos is expected to
be completed by the middle of
July when top US officials will
decide the fate of the anti-drug
smuggling initiative, US
Ambassador to The Bahamas
John Rood said yesterday.
"Within thirty days after
that," Ambassador Rood said,
"we will have good direction
on where it is going."
The US role in the mission
came under scrutiny earlier
this month, when reports cir-
culated in the foreign media,
that US Defence Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld, had asked
for the complete withdrawal
of US Army helicopter sup-
port from the joint anti-drug
But meanwhile a special
assessment team from Wash-
ington, DC, and Florida is in
the Bahamas conducting a
review of the mission.
During a press conference
at the National Anti-Drug Sec-
retariat, at the Church House
Complex, Ambassador Rood
explained that the group was
given three objectives: to look
at OPBAT and collectively
determine if the mission is ben-
eficial to the United States; to
determine what is the ideal mix
of equipment for the mission,
and what agency is best to
replace the Army.
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efforts were spent (dealing
with these issues) and the
entire group came out very,
very strongly in support of
OPBAT," Ambassador Rood
said. "OPBAT... is important
to the United States. It is
important to the region and so
it is working and I was very,
very pleased that we have
come to that conclusion."
On Monday officers from
OPBAT, which include
Bahamas' Drug Enforcement
Unit and US Officers, acting
on information, searched an
area in Congo Town, Andros,
where they discovered a mari-
juana farm.
More than 10,000 plants
were being grown there and
an estimated 4,000 had already
been uprooted from that area.
Yesterday the team visited
Inagua, Ambassador Rood
said. At the end of the inspec-
tion there, they are going to
answer the question of what is
the best equipment to help
The Bahamas has for some-
time been pursuing the estab-
lishment of a joint
Bahamas/US base at Inagua to
interdict human traffickers and
drug smugglers.
"What I have challenged the
team to do is to put themselves
in the position if we had noth-
ing. If there was nothing what
would we ask for to do the job,
because so often when you
have a particular asset you are
so worried about losing that
asset ... that it is hard to look

beyond that," Ambassador
Rood said.
"They have done that and
they are in the middle of dis-
cussions right now as to what is
the ideal mix (of equipment to
bring in to aid in the mission),"
he said. Should we bring in
high altitude surveillance, a dif-
ferent type of radar or should
we bring in unmanned aircraft,
more helicopters or other fixed
winged assets." ."

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WACO, Texas When I went to school,
I was paddled for misbehaviour, ridiculed
for not doing my homework and played
dodge ball with some of my classmates dur-
ing recess.
I had no complaints.
The paddlings kept unruly kids in line.
The public humiliation goaded us to be
prepared for the next day's lessons. Dodge
ball was fun.
My school experience was no different
from that of my parents, grandparents and
previous generations.
During the social turmoil of the mid- to
late-1960s, a line of thought developed that
children were harmed by paddlings and
public scoldings from authority figures.
This was the beginning of the self-esteem
movement. The time-honoured practice of
encouraging children to compete for grades
and honours in the classrooms was an
assault on the self-esteem of children who
had their feelings hurt if they did not excel.
Now, according to recent USA Today
news story by Emily Bazar, a growing num-
ber of schools are telling the children that
they must not even play tag during recess.
According to the article, Donna Thomp-
son of the National Programme for Play-
ground Safety reported the growing trend
among schools to ban tag, soccer, touch
football and other activities that involve
contact among children.
"It's happening more," Thompson was
quoted by Bazar. Educators, she said, wor-
ry about "kids running into one another"
and getting hurt.
School officials and educators are pro-
tecting the psyches of the children from
academic or athletic embarrassment and
are protecting themselves from lawsuits in
case any alleged harm, either physical or
mental, befall the youngsters while on
school property.
It makes you wonder how children who
grow up completely protected from the
normal vicissitudes of life will be able to
compete when they become adults.
These issues would not deserve a second
thought if the changes in U.S. schools had
achieved higher academic accomplishments
over the past 30 or 40 years.
Schools exist for learning, not to provide

babysitters for parents or jobs for teach-
ers. If school children do not learn what
they need to know to succeed in life, then
schools are a waste of time and money.
Unfortunately, whether coincidence or
not, academic achievement learning -
started dropping off in the 1960s and dete-
riorated to the point that some youngsters
received high school diplomas they could
not read.
Rather than risk embarrassing students
who did not keep up with their classroom
assignments, the curriculum was dumbed
down, grades were inflated, egos massaged
and students who failed to learn the mate-
rial needed to succeed in the next higher
grade were promoted anyway.
Social promotions doomed the unpre-
pared students to greater failures, caused
classroom disruptions and held back stu-
dents who were willing and able to learn.
Expanding the self-esteem movement
from the classroom to the playground has
been underway for years.
More than five years ago, the Reston-
based National Association for Sport and
Physical Education inducted dodge ball
into its "Physical Education Hall of Shame."
That means generations of Americans
who played dodgeball during school recess
periods were participating in shameful
It's amazing that Americans were able
to overcome those debilitating childhood
scars and still win two world wars and help
the United States become the most power-
ful and economically successful nation on
the planet.
Fortunately, Bazar's USA Today article
included criticism of the trend to ban con-
tact games during recess based on argu-
ments that include the need for children to
learn to negotiate rules and resolve dis-
Children need to learn to compete in the
classroom and on the playground so they
can better compete in the workforce and
increasingly in the global marketplace.

(This article was written by Rowland
Nethaway, senior editor of the
Waco Tribune-Herald).

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Self-esteem movement in schools

EDITOR, The Tribune.
WELL Bullas, what a time
we had last year, 2005.
It would appear that there
was some drastic change in
this planet's environment that
the Poui tree could not pro-
duce all those blooms.
Even the plants need time
to adjust.
But we must give the Poui
tree some credit for trying to
convey. a message to us in a
new form.
Yes, I think instead of
blooming some thirty times
and run the risk of burning
itself out and probably dying,
it was trying to send a ratio
number of hurricanes to
You have got to say con-
gratulations to the Poui tree
for being spot-on by telling us
the nature of the first three
It said the first would be a
bad storm at least 100 mph

and then two storms. Right
on, bullas! The earliest hurri-
cane in many a year .
The overall result was sup-
posed to be in the vicinity of
1hr. :2s, but ended up as Ih
Well, not far off. This year
the behaviour of the Poui tree
is similar except the tree had a.
little more time to adjust
Although it bloomed more
times this year it still could not
carry out more than 10 times.
Again there must be a ratio
The first depression will be
a similar hurricane as last year.
The next four depressions will
be storms/and or much rain;
the sixth depression will be a
terrible hurricane maybe in

the region of 150mph; the next
depressions (7-10) will be
storms. The first six blooms
were very close and that cold
indicate that the Atlantic mfay
well be in for a continuous
bombardment, that is more
than one depression at any
one time. The ration thisyear
is similar -lh:4s I'
Well after the 10 depres-
sions it is anybody's guess.
Like I always tell 'ya
check your roofs, don't go
hustling for plywood too
Mr Miller MP said the Gov-
ernment would punish any6rie
found upping prices in time Of
crises. Well, bullas, I have nbt
heard of any punishment yet
but the price keeps going, up.

June, 2006.

EDITOR, The Tribune.
IT CLEARLY states in Romansl3:l-8 "that
there is no power but of God"; therefore why
have we grown accustomed to praising man
before God?
How soon do we forget that without God
nothing we accomplish would be at allpossible.
He is the same yesterday, today and tomor-
row, not like man who changes his spots to suit
their purpose.
God is the one who kept us safe through the
many storms, trials and tribulations which we
have experienced in our Bahamaland. After
the storms we were calling his name more than
we have ever done as a nation.
Oh, how quickly we forget, just turn on the
television; at most gatherings especially those
in the church atmosphere more focus is on the
politician's message or whose sporting the
broadest hat amongst the ladies, the word. of
God is not promulgated at all.
Lois Symonette's funeral at the Most Holy
Trinity Church was a prime example. The only

time you got a quick glance of the celelbrat,
and I mean quick, was his processed entrance.
At some functions State is often acknowl-
edged first with the singing of our National
Anthem before we give reverence to God.>,
By the way, where is the Christian Coun-
cil's voice in matters such as this? Insteadof
them dealing with non sequitur issues they
should take time to educate themselves.and
their fellow men of the proper protocol as, it
refers to church and state.
I advise that we be careful who we praise,
those same politicians whom you rejoice over
when you see them in the public's eye, will be
the ones who ignore you.
At the end of the day all you can say is thank
you God.
Religious leaders stop pandering to the politi-
Freeport, :.
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OIn brief

Man faces




A 33-YEAR-OLD man
was remanded to jail yester-
day after being arraigned on
armed robbery charges.
Shaun Feaster was
arraigned before Magistrate
Marilyn Meers yesterday on
two armed robbery charges.
The first charge alleges that
on Friday, June 23, Feaster,
being armed with a shotgun
a'nd a handgun and being
concerned with others.
lobbed Monique Hanna of
$4,800 which was the prop-
e'r-ty of Super Saver on
,Madeira Street.
A second charge stated
that at the same time he
robbed Sherelle Saunders of
$900 the property of Super
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*. Feaster was not required
to plead to the charges and
.was remanded to jail
because of the nature of the
qffences. The case was
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'Nearly 350
prisoners of
in Cuba'

monitoring human rights in
Cuba said Thursday there are
at least 347 prisoners of con-
science on the island and
warned that the jailing of
opposition activists was rising,
according to Associated Press.
."There is a worsening of
T-he situation," said Aida
Valdes Santana, of the
National Coordinating
Group of Prisoners and Ex-
Political Prisoners.
Valdes told a news confer-
ence that her group would
begin offering periodic
updates on the number of
political prisoners.
The Cuban Commission
'for Human Rights and
'National Reconciliation,
headed by veteran activist
Slizardo Sanchez, for many
:years has created a similar
report every six months
tracking the number of polit-
ical prisoners on the island.
The commission's latest
report listed 333 political
,' Cubs's communist run
govei';ment says there are
-no prisoners of conscience
cn the island, only common
- criminals.

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Roots visit Hanna for 15th

anniversary celebrations

*: .:'

* ROOTS junkanoo group steering committee is pictured with Governor General Arthur Hanna.
They are Leslie Johnson (leader), Vincent King (deputy leader), Kendal Major (costume commit-
tee chairman), Kishlane O'Brien (secretary), Rouschard Martin (legal counsel), Trevor Lloyd (cos-
tume committee), and Mark Bastian (treasurer).
(BIS photo: Kris Ingraham).

IN commemoration of their
fifteenth anniversary, Roots
junkanoo group paid a courtesy
call on Governor General
Arthur D Hanna on Tuesday.
"Junkanoo is an important
part of the culture of the
Bahamas and there is no doubt
that Roots continues to play an
important role in the develop-
ment of this aspect of our cul-
ture," said Mr Hanna.
"The Bahamas has held more
to its tradition than any other
part of the Caribbean. There is
no doubt about that. Possibly
the nearest rival we have might
be Haiti. But beyond that the
Bahamas is way ahead," he

Having brunch with the Gov-
ernor General were Leslie
Johnson (leader), Vincent King
(deputy leader), Kendal Major
(costume committee chairman),
Kishlane O'Brien (secretary),
Rouschard Martin (legal coun-
sel), Trevor Lloyd (costume
committee), and Mark Bastian
"(Mr Hanna) is an integral
part of the history of this coun-
try and it is our pleasure to be in
his company," said Mr Johnson.
"He is one of the architects of
majority rule and continues to
serve us with distinction."
A rush-out at the Western
Esplanade and a banquet are
also part of Roots' celebration.

Mall building demolition soon

Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT Demolition of
the dilapidated Sea Sun Manor
North Building on the Mall
could start in another 45 days,
according to Grand Bahama
Port Authority officials.
Two weeks ago, the adjacent
South Building was torn down
by the Port Authority after a
notice of demolition to the own-
ers had expired.
The condominium complex,
which is made up of 64 units,
was severely damaged by the
hurricanes in 2004. The building
was later condemned.
GBPA chairman Hannes
Babak said the Port Authority
will assess the Sea Sun Manor
property to see how best it can
complement the Mall Drive,
which is a major business/com-
mercial area.
"Just now we are assessing
the area and what is the best
building for the lots," he said. "I
think we have to wait until the
whole property is free and then
make a master plan for this
because it should be something
complementing the Mall it

should be our main business
A concerned resident
believes the Port Authority is
taking way 5.5 acres of prime
property from poor Bahamians.
The resident believes that
some consideration should have
been given to the owners, espe-
cially as the buildings were
destroyed by the hurricanes.
"The state of the buildings
came about as a result of natur-
al disaster; not as a result of the
lack of concern or diligence by
the owners. Why were they not
extended the courtesy of time to
get their resources together to
save their homes?" the resident
-Sir Albert Miller, CEO, said
the buildings were an eyesore.
He said efforts had been made
to get a number of the Bahami-
an owners involved.
Si Albert said the Port
Authority has spent $180,000 to
demolish the South building.
"Those buildings on the Mall
we just could not allow them to
stay there. And the very fact
that we paid $180,000 to demol-
ish it (the South Building) we
would have to put a lien on the

New cruise port is a 'top

priority' for Freeport

Tribune Freeport Reporter

Babak, chairman of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority, has
assured the public that a new
cruise port has top priority on
the Port Authority's list of
developments for Freeport.
SMr Babak said the Port
Authority is in discussions with
two major cruise lines for the
development of a new port that
is more conduciverto today's
cruise ship passengers.
"Over the last three weeks
we were in communication with
Carnival and Royal Caribbean
because this is on the top of our
list of new developments to cre-
ate a new cruise ship port that is
custom built for today's needs
of cruise ship passengers so that
we can become one of the top
destinations for the cruise ship
industry," said Mr Babak.
Despite a $10 million invest-
ment to improve the current
cruise passenger terminal at
Lucayan Harbour, cruise ship
operators believe that it is still
too industrial and unattractive.
Even though cruise arrivals
remain steady, tourism officials
believe that a new cruise port
would attract a larger number
of cruise ships to the island.

A location for the new port
has been identified somewhere
in the William's Town area.
CEO Sir Albert Miller said:
"There is a consensus with the
cruise lines, government, and
Port Authority that it would be
in our'interest to move the
cruise port from the industrial
harbour elsewhere.
"We have identified a loca-
tion, we have some renderings,
and as soon we get a study
report of the area, we will start
the process," he said.
Sir Albert said that the gov-
ernment, cruise lines and the
Port are very interested.
In the 2006/2007 Budget
debate, Tourism Minister Obie
Wilchcombe said that cruise
tourism is the fastest growing
sector, and that Grand Bahama
must be positioned to receive
its rightful share of this business.
"My ministry is moving
aggressively with the private
sector in discussions with major
players like Carnival Cruise
Lines to influence the develop-
ment of a new cruise port, along
with support shopping and
entertainment facilities."
Minister Wilchcombe believes
the new passenger cruise termi-
nal facility could more than dou-
ble cruise arrivals to the island in
the first year of operation.


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property," he said.
He said notice given to the
owners of the North Building,
which was destroyed by fire last
month, has already expired.
"We now have 45 days legal-
ly to do things and when that is
through the building will come
down," he said.
Sir Albert said there are other
eyesores in the Freeport area that
the Port also will be dealing with.
"We will ask the owners to
take them down. If they don't

we might have to take them
down at their expense," he said.
He said the Casa Bahama
complex on the Mall is also
being looked at.
The high-rise complex, which
was vacated nearly two years
ago as a result of fire, is still in
need of major repairs and refur-
"We understand the owner
of Casa Bahama is going to do
repairs. If they don't, it will def-
initely not fit for what we would

want on the Mall. And if we
demolished Sea Sun Manor we
would have to look at that as
well," he said.
Sir Albert said the shopping
centre downtown at the old
foodstore where conch vendors
are situated is another burning
issue for the Port.
He said efforts are being
made to clean up and revive the
area and find a permanent loca-
tion for vendors somewhere
near the water.




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Govt should grant

teachers their due

bedrock of a society. All per-
sons, professional or unskilled,
must have been taught by a
teacher at some point in their
lives. With that said, why is
the government playing hard-
ball with the moulders of our
society, who, dare I say, are
in desperate, need of a suit-
able pay raise and any other
accompanying perks?
Whilst an overwhelming
sense of calm is needed on
both sides, the efforts of the
new administration at BUT
are laudable. It is feasible to
state that it appears that teach-
ers are finally receiving the
bona fide representation that,
just as with the nurses, would
pursue their cause vigorous-
Due to inflation every year,
it is impractical to expect
teachers, all of whom must
possess professional qualifica-
tions, to survive on mere tid-
bits, when they have expenses
and families to maintain.
The current stalemate in the
negotiations suggests that one
or both sides may not be
forthcoming in their claims of
negotiating with good faith.
However, the efforts of the
BUT in seeking parity in
teachers' pay to that of other
professionals is setting a new
precedent and demonstrating
for Bahamians that teachers
have taken a cue from other
professionals and will no
longer be railroaded.
The BUT's pursuit to bring
the teaching profession on par
and on merit with other public
officers with similar qualifica-

tions is indeed legitimate.
SDaily, teachers have to
work under ghastly, almost
inhumane conditions. It is
widely known that many
teachers must purchase sup-
plies for their classrooms (in
some instances, even chalk)
and must teach in dilapidat-
ed, even leaky classrooms,
which in many instances lack
adequate furniture. A teacher
teaching classes of 40 or more
students should be rewarded
for the noble endeavours
under the most onerous of

Whilst the education minis-
ter is willing to increase the
entry level salaries of teach-
ers to $25,000, why is it so dif-
ficult to equate them with oth-
er professionals with the same
qualifications, who would still
receive higher salaries? I can
unequivocally state that 10
weeks of teaching practice is
the most arduous experience
any college student could
And, why are teachers being
blamed for the failing grades
in our schools? We must
incorporate other factors
when we analyse the failure
of Bahamian students, such as,
the need for curriculum revi-
sion mainly towards more tac-
tile activities, the lack of
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work/coursework and the
many technological and excit-
ing distractions of the new mil-
Many teachers know that
less than 30 per cent of all par-
ents attend PTA meetings.
This' is a disgrace, and one
chiefly linked to Nassau, as
many Family Island parents
are known to frequently
attend PTA meetings. Fur-
ther, many students may lack
an interest in learning due to a
desire for material posses-
sions, especially after watching
their relatives who failed in
school but attained jobs at
hotels where they are paid
well. I have known of students
who have asked: "Why should
I learn at school when I can
get hired at Atlantis and still
make mohey?"
It is,a cop-out for outsiders
to solely blame teachers for
the failure of students. In my
hometown, Long Island,
NGM Major and North Long
Island High frequently pro-
duce the best BJC/BGCSE
results. This is due to cooper-
ation between parents, teach-
ers and students, and should
be patterned in Nassau.
The government should
grant teachers their due. With
all the complaints surround-

ing paying teaching, how is it
that the budget for the Prime
Minister's office was recently
It is unfair to "cry poor
mouth" when there is more
than enoughconsultants at the
PM's office being paid a hefty
$80,000 per year, or when
Fred Mitchell can gleefully
travel the world more than
American Airlines. And, if the
Treasury cannot afford .to
accommodate teachers and
their quest for parity in pay,
how is it that government can
suddenly hire and pay 1200
unqualified persons?
The government's spokes-
men all claim that the econo-
my is blossoming, yet the gov-
ernment claims to be unable
to accommodate teachers.
Could it be that due to an
upcoming election, the gov-
ernment feels that to award
teachers a $4000 lump sum
would lead to 24,000 other
public servants wanting the
same and, therefore, lead to
a loss of votes when these
demands cannot be fulfilled?
It is my belief that govern-
ment can afford a lump sum,
but it may be cognisant of the
impossibilities of presenting
this across the board to other
public servants. However,
government must treat the
teachers fairly and produce a
worthwhile proposal.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2006, PAGE 7



The jrVIUe In our series of news features focusing
oll on the big issues, we take a look at the

SEducation Act and see who takes

Responsibility for our schools

An obligation to education

AS the war of words heat up
between Minister of Education
:Alfred Sears and the Bahamas
./Union of Teachers, some edu-
.cation officials at the agency
may be ignoring the same rule
of law, accountability, and
"compensation equivalent to
.value" issues that the minister
touted yesterday.
Appearing on the Jeff Lloyd
talk show yesterday, Minister
Sears indirectly told union
members that in the discharge
of their contractual obligations,
they, like everyone else, must
obey the law.
While reminding union mem-
bers of their contractual obliga-
'tions under the law, Minister
Sears, however, must acknowl-
edge his ministry's contractual
-obligation to the citizens of the
When asked yesterday to
elaborate on the Ministry of
Education's obligations to the
country, Minister Sears directed
The Tribune to The Education
Act of 1996.
Upon reviewing the Act, it
states that, the primary pur-
pose of schools is "to afford,
insofar as the Minister's
resources permit, opportuni-
ties to all pupils for education
offering the variety of instruc-
tion and training desirable in
view of their different ages,
abilities and aptitudes, and of
the different periods for which
they may be expected to
remain at school, including
practical, technical and voca-
tional instruction and Ir.ining
appropriate to their respective




* ALFRED Sears

However, what many in our
country probably may not know
is that, in doing the above, the
Act provides for the establish-
ment of school boards elected
by parents or guardians of the
children attending the particular
school to oversee the conduct
. of the school for which they are
And although these boards
are not autonomous bodies,
their role is to oversee the con-
duct of the school to which they
are responsible.
The Act also states that these
boards will not be autonomous
bodies, and the Education
Department would serve as a
safeguard against the possibility
.t .;cho'l iboa d-, running amok
with unbridled power.


However, with no public
boards established, govern-
ment seems to be the one
"running amok with unbridled
Next, as millions of dollars
have been allocated in the bud-
get each year for the construc-
tion of new school facilities to
ease overcrowding (and social
promotion), the minister's per-
manent secretary, as the chief

financial officer of the ministry,
has not been held accountable
to the public to explain these
funds in the absence of facili-
ties that, for years, have been
In the past few months, min-
istry officials have said that
these millions have been spent
on repairs, mainly from hurri-
cane damage, and extensions.
However, they have provided
no real figures to the House of
Assembly, the Public Accounts
Committee, or the public to
substantiate their claims.


Now, as the start of the elec-
tion and hurricane season
begins, a new round of build-
ing promises have surfaced.
In light of these shortcom-
ings, the Minister admitted to
talk show host Jeff Lloyd that
the level of cooperation and the
kind of collegiality that he
would have preferred to have
received from his top two offi-
cials, the permanent secretary
and the director of education,
was not there.
Yet, while some say this "tug-
of-war" has been taking place at
the ministry for some three and
a half years, the Minister has
been telling union members

that they would "be accorded
a compensation equivalent to
the value that they give."
But, with the state of the
Commonwealth's educational
system as it is, one must wonder
whether the compensation of
the permanent secretary, as the
most highly paid individual at
the ministry of education, has
been equivalent to the value
that he has given.
According to the 2006/2007
Draft Estimates, the permanent
secretary is scheduled to make
$73,000. This amount is an

$1800 increase over last year's
salary, a $3000 increase since
The increase that iMr
Creswell Sturrup has made in
a matter of three years is more
than double the $5,050 increase
in pay that Minister Sears said
teachers have made in 10 years.
Tomorrow, The Tribune will
look at the relevance of the
"ground breaking" concession
that Minister Sears says are
exclusive to teachers in the pub-

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US cheque clearing time is

cheque deposits will be reduced
from three weeks or more to
three days or less for customers
of Bank of The Bahamas begin-
ning today, the bank announced
at a press conference.
The move is expected to
make it easier for businesses
whose receipts include substan-
tial US dollar transactions to
operate, reducing time waiting
for cheques to clear and funds
to become available.
"Bank of The Bahamas is
pleased to continue its commit-
ment to deliver excellence in
service to our customers with
personal attention to their
needs and through the best and
highest use of technology," said
Paul McWeeney, managing
director. "Reducing US cheque
clearance time by 700 per cent
or more is a prime example of
putting available technology to
use for real results."
The technology to which Mr
McWeeney referred is elec-

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cut waiting time from three weeks to three d

tronic imaging that allows the
bank to send, store and man-
age transactions through com-
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front images of the cheque.
Those images, which serve as a
substitute cheque but retain the
same legal integrity, are elec-
tronically transmitted from
Bank of The Bahamas to its US
correspondent bank which then
inserts the images into the US
clearing system for payment,

eliminating the need to send the
physical cheque for settlement,
a process that could take up to
40 days to complete. A change
in US law also facilitated the
ability of banks to exchange
cheques electronically.
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key to making quicker process-
ing possible," explained Vaughn
Delaney, Manager of Informa-
tion Technology for the finan-
cial institution with branches
throughout the country. "Bank
of The Bahamas made a major
investment in imaging software
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e-banking solutions system,
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FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2006, PAGE 9

RE IIIRNING to hi. old ..Lh''.'I. h. urv :,. C HANIBER or Commerce Crime Presen-
teacher not as prudent Jitornc\ and ck c Ic-uer lion 1Committee Chairman Branmille McCarlney .
Brandll Bran' M ('.rine\ -h., rm.rn 1 the greel childrenar King~\oa! Academ. reinforcing
Crimf Pr-senll_,n c,.,nnifitl ,, Ihe (hJmber os the me, age he and members of Ihe Ro al
Corrncr c %. Jnd rhrh c,_-uher, 1_ he R,,! 1 ,j iri.I x Bahamia% Police Force delivered to help keep
Police Force dll ciecd :r j rtrol SAict\ FiiI f.t s- Ihem al e I'rom accidents and crime o'er Ihe sum-

Their message was clear the choices they make
today will help keep them safe tomorrow.
And it was delivered at a time when it would hit
home the hardest one day before school ended and
summer vacation began, the time police brace for an
increase in the number one killer of children under
the age of 14, accidents.
"Your future depends on you," Mr McCartney
told an assembly of students from grades 3-6. "It's all
about choices. The choices you make today will
affect tomorrow." Those choices, he said, could be
as simple as whether or not to put on a seatbelt or
low far to venture out when swimming at the beach.
SStudents too young to drive a vehicle are old
enough to drive their parents to practice safe driving
habits, including wearing seatbelts, one of the officers
told them.
"You might not understand the influence you
have on your parents, but if you tell them, 'Mummy,
Daddy, you need to buckle up', they will remember,"
said 1235 Sergeant Garlon Rolle, recounting his
dwn humbling experience when his 10-year-old
daughter told him to put on his seatbelt. Since then
he's been the first in the car to buckle up. Rolle
reported shocking statistics too close for comfort: In
the last week of May/first week of June, 97 vehicu-
lar accidents occurred in New Providence, and in the

(Photo be Craig Adderley)
week of June 4, five people were killed in car acci-
dents in the Bahamas.
RBPF School Policing Unit's Constable 1807
Darrell Ferguson had more frightening facts for stu-
dents: Summer months see an increase in the num-
ber one killer of children under the age of 14 -
accidents involving bicycles, fire/burs and drowning.
Ferguson, along with Corporal 2552 Davy Pratt
of the Community Relations department, levelled
with students about the future prospects of bullies.
Those who demonstrate bullying behaviour when
they are young, they said, are more likely to engage
in criminal activity and end up in jail than those
who are respectful and considerate of their peers.
The visit to Kingsway was the first in a series
planned as a cooperative effort by police and the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Crime Preven-
tion Committee. Mr McCartney and the officers
presented Kingsway Academy with copies of the
"School Based Policing Manual," produced by the
School Based Policing Programme, created by the
Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Min-
istry of National Security to strengthen police pres-
ence in schools. The team will visit other schools in
the fall.

F0{**I~m 1

Charity golf event

raises $25,000

THE Hilton K.I.D.S. Charity
Golf Tournament was held on
Sunday June 11 at the Cable
Beach Golf Course.
This year's tournament was
again in conjunction with The
Bahamas Football Association.
The golf tournament was a
tremendous success, and raised
many prizes and monetary
donations. This year the event
raised approximately $25,000 in
player's fees and sponsorship.
4'These resources will be allo-
ted to various children's char-
ies, the Children's Ward at
incess Margaret' Hospital,
Obildren's Emergency Hostel,
Elizabeth Estates, Bilney Lane
Children's Homes, The Church
Qf God of Prophecy Community
entire, and secondary Govern-
ment schools in the southern
family Islands and the various
jouth leagues in the Bahamas.
i These funds will assist with
looks, computers, appliances,
diagnostic equipment, soccer
gear, clothing, meals and much
The winners of the tourna-
ment were:
i First place net, Neil Stanford
and Billy Lee. The first place
winners received two round-trip
ckets to'London courtesy of
ritish Airways, including 6
ays/5 nights accommodations
t the Waldorf Hilton,
k Second place net went to
Ivy Penn and Frank Deveaux,
who won two tickets compli-
4ients of American Airlines for
travel to any place in North
Third place net went to
Andrew Sterling and Ian Bel-

N L-R: Neil Stanford, Opal Gibson Director of Sales & Mar-
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las. They received two round-
trip tickets compliments of Con-
tinental Airlines.
Fourth place net went to
Whitney Patton and Craig
Gomez, and first place gross, to
Richard Gibson Jr. and Cassie
The Hilton extended a spe-
cial thanks to its sponsors:
American Airlines, Bahamas
Fast Ferries, British Airways,
Cape Santa Maria, Continental
Gulfstream, John Bull, Mandara
Spa, Nassau Motor Company,
the Poop Deck Sandyport, San-
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of Harmony Hill, Nassau, The
Bahamas, passed away at her
home surrounded by her family
on Monday, 26th June, 2006,
after a long illness.

A loving Memorial Service will
be held at St. Anne's Anglican
Church Fox Hill, Nassau on
Tuesday, 4th July, 2006 at 3:30
p.m. Fr. Crosley Walkine will officiate and interment
will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Millar is survived by her husband, Mr. Frank
Annandale Millar; one son, Michael Anthony Millar;
one daughter, Diana Frances Skolnick; a daughter-in-
law, Jennifer Susan Millar; a son-in-law, Harvey
Michael Skolnick; four grandchildren, Gavin Matthew
Skolnick, Stephanie Kate Skolnick, Laura Anne Millar
and Victoria Jean Millar; a brother, Alfred Dorsett
Molson and his wife, Daphne Molson and family; a
dear cousin, Stanley Prothero and many other relatives
and special friends.

Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the
Cancer Society of The Bahamas, P.O. Box SS-6539,
Nassau, in memory of Mrs. Pamela P. Millar.

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formerly of Long Bay Cays
J Vli Andros and a resident of Dundas
Town Abaco, will be held on
Saturday 11:00 a.m. at St.
Andrew's Methodist Church
SDundas Town Abaco. Rev. Carla
Culmer will officiate and interment
will follow in the Public Cemetery
Dundas Town Abaco.
Precious memory are held by, her husband of 62 years,
Bert Williams; 6 sons, Junior, Tyrone, Larry, Paul, Jacky and
Joseph Williams; 1 daughter, Eleanor Darville; 1 step-daughter,
Willamae Moss; 1 step son and nephew, Christopher Newman;
grand-children, Shantique, LaSonya, Ryan, Raquel, Okell,
Shakeesa, Jamal, Jacksil Roger, O"Neil, Renaldo, Nikali,
Harmony, Telisha, Teron, Turkessa, D'Lamar, Tanisha, Damien,
Demetria and Shonie; great grand-children, Cameron, Trinard,
Barrisha and Konran; 2 sisters, Lucile Evans of Andros and
Bella Brown of New Providence; nieces and nephews including,
Mae and Tacoma Balfour, Rudolph, Paula and Audley Roberts,
Ervine, Antoinette and Michael Bowleg, Brian, Rolle, Gelita


BUT president hits

out at Ministry

FROM page one
someone else to run his min-
"Minister Sears is not fighting
for the teachers as other minis-
ters fight for those they repre-
"Amen!" teachers cheered
and shouted.
The demand for parity in
salary was top on the list of
requirements that the union
wants for its members.
"Bring the teachers on parity
and bring them on the same lev-
el as everyone else," Mrs Poiti-
er demanded. "We are not ask-
ing for anything outrageous,
we're just asking for them to
make sure that all of the pro-
fessionals that are on the ser-
vice are on a level playing
However, Foreign Affairs
and Public Service Minister
Fred Mitchell insists that the
salary increases the union wants
will put a heavy strain on the
Bahamian economy.
"To come now to this point,
to insist on the numbers that
they are insisting on, having
been briefed on the economy,
knowing what the constraints
of the country are, but to insist
that we just want this or nothing
else, has been their modus
operandi throughout these

negotiations, 'my way or the
highway', no more general con-
siderations," he.said.
"The fact is that we operate
within constraints. You have to
understand the nature of the
economy and how the econo-
my works," he continued.

Minister Mitchell cautioned
leaders of BUT in a press
release from Bahamas Infor-
mation Services. According to
the release "he said that the
leaders of BUT must be careful
that they do not undercut them-
selves by holding out for some-
thing which is unreasonable,
particularly at a time when the
summer holidays are before us,
the threat of other emergencies
and the teachers seeing other
public servants being paid."
However, Mrs Poitier insists
that the union will not stand for
inequality anymore. "Not under
my watch," she said.
Responding to allegations
that grades would be withheld
Mrs Poitier said, "I'm not sure
what the minister is talking
about, no teacher has withheld
any grades from anyone."
"I'd just like to state here and
now that he was deceitful in say-
ing that the 12th graders would
not receive their grades or

report card as all 12th graders
had to have their reports com-
pleted before graduation, so
that is not true," she said.
Mrs Poitier, previously of
Albury Sales Primary, said,
"The BUT will never put a gun
to anybody's.head. The BUT
and the 3,500 members of the
BUT are only asking for parity
with other public officers who
are in possession of the same
or equal qualifications as teach-
ers. Nothing more, nothing
"If we don't fight for our-
selves surely no one else will.
"They talk about perfor-
mance and being accountable,"
Mrs Poitier said referring to the
criticism the educational system
has endured during the past sevj
eral months, "but no one in the
public service sector is more
criticised than teachers. All year
long every time we have a
general teachers are evaluated."
Terrance King, Vice Presi-
dent of BUT, refused to
respond to Minister Mitchell's
comments about their misman-
agement of BUT's affairs.
"We respond only to the
Minister of Education, Alfred
Sears, and if the Prime Minister
requests, we will respond to
him," said Mr King.
Negotiations between BUT
and the government are contin-

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of #84 Mayfair Cresent, Freeport, Grand Bahama,
will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2006, at 1:00 p.m.
at St. John's Jubilee Cathedral, East Settlers Way,
Freeport, Grand Bahama. Officiating will be Bishop
Godfrey R. Williams, assisted by Pastor Karol Roach
and Bishop Patterson Williams. Interment will follow
in The Grand Bahama Memorial Park, Freeport, Grand
Left to cherish his memory are his loving and dedicated
S' wife, Annis "Patsy" Hall; one son, Rashad Hall; three
daughters, Natalia, Natasha and Rashae Hall; adopted
S *-daughter, Tatyana Worthy of Virginia, USA; father,
Emmanuel "Pappy" Hall; mother, Antoyn.Hall; seven
brothers, Andrew "Two", Anthony, Deon, Kevin, Justin
and Torrence Hall and Timmy Smith; 11 sisters,
Rosemary Williams, Vernice Reily, Lenora, Jackie, Janice, Shaneka, Mackell and Shannaka
Hall, Julieth Green, Sonya Paul and Coranell Walkin; one adopted sister, Melinda
Symonette; father-in-law, Noel Bain; brothers-in-law, David "Pop" Williams, Edward
Walkin and Mark Paul, William, Henry, John, Franklyn and Whitfield Bain Sr. and
Hayward Smith; sisters-in-law, Albertha and Shandi Hall, Shirley Smith, Clara, Chairmaine,
Melanie and Lynette Bain; nephews, Reuben, Jerrell, Kirby, Christopher, Brenvell "BJ",
Reginald, Jerome, Justin, Drexter, Davie, Juan, Perez, Andre, Reinhart, Reinnard, Edward
and Isiah, Denard, Deniko, Tremaine, Justin, Jason and Whitfield Jr., Warren and
Christopher Bain and Terouche Orlando; nieces. Stacey, Sharo, Royann, Renae, Sylvanna,
Alisha, Devon, Jasmine, Jackoye, Dayanice, Andrea, Hanfredra, Janiesha, Cornetta,
Ajaya, Aaliyah, Shanitra and Shadeia Smith, Acacia Bain, Lakeisha Mallory, Stephanie
Hall and Tammy Anne Butler; grand-nephews, Naquez, Reuben, Jacoby, Christopher,
Chrishaun, Sincere, Kinsey and Keky; grand-nieces, Tasia, Malaya, Naqueria and Richaro;
aunts, Geneva and Lisa Hall, Linda Romer, Annie Lightbourne, Nancy Parker, Delores
Duncanson, Raferlecta and Carolyn Smith; uncles, Novial and James Smith, Charles
Lawrence, Oneil Hall, Henry Romer, Clevinson Lightbourne, Nathan Parker and Bert
Duncanson; grand-uncles, Samuel Simmons and Edward Missick; grand-aunts, Mary
Simmons, Henreatta Fritz, Olive Rolle, Roselyn and Anita Missick and Effie Hall.
Numerous relatives and friends including, Della and Bill Parker, Bishop Patterson Williams
and Church of Christ Apostolic, none denominational, Dr. Susan Wallace and Access
Ministries, Pastors Benjamin and Marjorie Lafleur, Salvano Bullard, Newton and Violet
Missick, management and staff of Freeport Flight Services, Bahamasair, Continential
Airlines, American Eagle and Regional Airlines; all employees of The Grand Bahama
International Airport, Dr. Winston Forbes, Dr. Daniel Fowler, Dr. Nancy Hardy, Dr.
Ronald Gress and the entire staff of National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) and Safra
Lodge, Bethesda, Maryland and Washington D.C., Avis Minor of Columbia, Maryland,
Bishop Dudley Carter, Bishop Deryl Hunt, Gertie and Glenda Williams and Clarita Forbes.
Viewing will be held in the "Irenic Suite" of Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium,
11-A East Coral Road, Freeport, Grand Bahama on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and on Saturday at the church from 11:30 a.m. until service time.



of Eight Mile Rock, Pine Dale, Grand Bahama,
died at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau,
Bahams on Thursday, June 15th, 2006.
He is survived by his mother,, Sandra Hepbuen;
his father, Derek Hepburn; three sisters, Dereka,
Derinika and Dereeka Hepburn; four brothers,
Rihaime Colebrook, Delroy, Demiko and Dr
Hepbuen; grandparents, Louise Higgs, David
and Veronica Williams and a host of other
relatives and friends.
V RFuneral arrangements will be announced at a
later date.

Ingraham; 5 daughters-in-law; Ettamae, Alrica, Louise, Lavern
and Chandra Williams; lson-in-law, Patrick Moss; 1 sister-in-
law, Helena Thompson; 2 grand sons-in-law, Bruce Missick
and Barry Wright; 2 grand daughters-in-law, Shakera and Jackie
Williams, other relatives and friends include: Judymae, Tamika,
Alfred, Reno, Vernamae, PresCola, Israel Williams and family,
Burnell Williams and family, James William and family, the
Rolle and Smith families of Andros, Rebecca Russell of Cedar
Harbour Abaco, Cleola and Felamease Sawyer of Dundas Town
Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE
HOME INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 10:40-2:00
p.m. and at the church in Dundas Town on Friday from 7:00
p.m. to service time on Saturday.


Appeal is

FROM page one
which was the central issue raised in
his defence."
It was noted in the ruling that
the Crown's case had depended on
the jury accepting the evidence of
two eyewitnesses, Gregory Fergu-
son and Irvin Brown who testified
that they saw Capron shoot the
deceased. It was also noted that
although Capron had not given evi-
dence in his trial, he gave a state-
ment from the prisoner's dock
essentially saying that the prosecu-
tion's witnesses were lying and that
he had nothing to do with the mur-
der of Ferguson. It was also noted
in the ruling that Jermaine Hep-
burn had given evidence in
Capron's defence stating in cor-
roboration with what Capron had
testified, that the accused had been
on his uncle's porch which was up
fo the front of Wulff Road, some
distance from where the murder
took place. The ruling stated that
given that the prosecution's case
depended on the jury accepting the
evidence of Ferguson and Brown
and that Hepburn's evidence could
be seen as "casting doubt on their is impossible to say
that, if the jury had been given
appropriate directions on his evi-
dence, they would inevitably have
returned the same verdict. The ver-
dict must accordingly be regarded
as unsafe".
The Privy Council ruled yester-
day that Capron's appeal be
allowed and that the case be sent
back to the Court of Appeal for
the consideration of a retrial.

Five escape
FROM page one
According to Mrs Pratt the dogs
were present at the compound yes-
terday morning. She added that
insufficient lighting did not abet
the escape.
"We have ordered some screen-
ing devices so that we are able to
screen not only the items that are
brought into the refugees but also
to screen the person to know what's
on the person. Those machines are
forthcoming; they have been
ordered already," said Mrs Pratt
"This is a problem for all of us,
ot just National Security or Immi-
ration, but the Bahamian people,"
aid Mrs Pratt.

Drive-by shooting
FROM page one
theory. "He was a police officer and he may have been a wit-
ness in several murder cases," said Mr Ferguson.
Mr Ferguson said the police are investigating this homicide,
which, based on the information they now have, may have
been a murder.
The shooting occurred sometime after 7 am yesterday.
According to Inspector Walter Evans, Scott was sitting in
his vehicle when a white car pulled up near his home. The
assailant approached Scott's vehicle and opened fire.
Scott, who was still sitting in the car, was fatally struck. The
assailant then escaped in his white car. Scott was pronounced
dead at the scene.
Mr Evans said an investigation has been launched. Police
are asking anyone with information that might lead to an
arrest to contact them at 502-9991 or contact the nearest
police station.
"This is now homicide number 25," Mr Evans told The Tri-
Efforts to speak with members of the family were futile. It
was not allowed as a matter of protocol, The Tribune was
Residents were also uncooperative, fearing that if they
speak to the press their lives and the lives of their families
might be in danger.
Scott, before his death, was employed at Atlantis.

Court hears allegations

FROM page one

day that she had received a report from her client that for the
past six months his cell has been comparable to a dungeon,
with no ventilation. No date was set yesterday for Bowe's sen-
tencing hearing as Justice Allen said that these allegations
have to be investigated first. Prosecutor Francis Cumber-
batch assured the court yesterday that he would look into the
Bowe and his lawyers are expected to return to court next
week to raise the issue before another judge. Bowe, who was
involved in the January 17 prison break, is reportedly being
represented by Mrs Morley, Philip "Brave" Davis and
Edward Fitzgerald, QC, of Doughty Street Chambers, who
played a pivotal role in the Privy Council's decision to rule
against the Bahamas' mandatory death penalty. Mr Fitzger-
ald was lead counsel for inmates Forrester Bowe and Truno
Davis in their case before the Privy Council which led to
the Council's ruling that the mandatory death sentence in the
Bahamas was unconstitutional and that sentencing should be
at the discretion of the trial judge. Mr Fitzgerald told The Tri-
bune that he also will be involved in Bowe's sentencing case.
Forrester Bowe was convicted of the murder of Deon Roache
on February 25, 1998 and sentenced to death.
Keith Jones is expected to be the first of four death row
inmates to return for a sentencing hearing. His case is expect-
ed to begin in early October. Prosecutor Francis Cumberbatch
told Justice Allen yesterday that the prosecution will be
seeking the death penalty. Ronald Simmons is expected to be
the second death row inmate to return to court for a sen-
tencing hearing. Both men are represented by lawyer Mur-
rio Ducille. Robert Green is also seeking to have his death
sentence overturned.i

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makes key appointments

BAHAMAS Supermarkets
Limited has announced the
appointments of Owen Bur-
rows, Sharece Murray and
Mario Simmons to new posi-
tions with combined decision-
making responsibility for gro-
ceries, general merchandise,
dairy, meats, frozen foods and
warehouse stock nearly every
item that contributes to the
company's more than $132 mil-
lion annual sales.
The appointments made
over recent weeks were
announced as the company
completed internal restructur-
ing to support increasing sales
and market share.
"As Bahamas Supermarkets
continues to increase market
share and look to the future, it
gives us great
announce the appointments of
Mario Simmons, Sharece Mur-
ray and Owen Burrows, three
professional Bahamians who
have been named to key posts,"
said Bryan Knowles, CFAO.
"In each capacity, the deci-
sidns they make are critical in
affecting customer and share-
holder value and thus ensuring

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N BAHAMAS Supermarkets Limited CFAO Bryan Knowles,
standing left, and human resources manager Peter Goudie,
standing, right, announce the appointment of three employees.
Appointees include Owen Burrows, seated left, Sharece Murray
and Mario Simmons, not pictured.

continuing employee benefits
and satisfaction. In the restruc-
turing of our organisation to
meet the needs we face going
forward, it would be hard to
overstate how important these

positions are."
Bahamas Supermarkets Lim-
ited operates 12 stores, nine
under the City Market banner
in New Providence and three
Winn Dixie companies.

Choir groups perform at concert


The College of The Bahamas

The Secret of

Smith's Hill

Tuesday and Thursdays

Y hen the Claver family moves to a rural town to escape the dangers of their
Y big-city neighbourhood, 10-year-old twins Kelly and James look for-
ward to exploring their 18th-century house. But, the family's first night's sleep is dis-
turbed by loud crashing sounds. As more odd events take place, the twins realise that
someone or something is trying to communicate with them-and when their
mother finds part of an old war diary, they suspect a connection between an 18th-
century occupant of the house and the present-day disturbances. Could a ghost be
haunting the Clavers-and if so, why? Read The Tribune every Tuesday and Thurs-
day from July 4 through August 31, to find out if the twins finally restore peace to
the old house on Smith's Hill.





sponsored by
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ACM Council choir, The
Sons of Thunder will be per-
foming at 6pm on Saturday, July
1 at Holy Trinity Activity Cen-
tre, Stapleton Gardens.
The group originated in Aba-
co during the annual ACM con-
ference under the direction of
Clayton Curtis. It performed at
the ordination of Deacon La
Plante. Fr Shazz Turnquest
played the organ.
Since then the group has been
directed by director and com-
poser Adrian Archer and
accompanied by musicians Fr.
Shazz Turnquest and Dexter
On Saturday its concert will
be entitled "Men Praising God".
"The group has been an
inspiration to the men in our
diocese ,'rnd, p is!iini r --i t
large by their performances at
Diocesan events." said a parish-

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of Evans Cottman, the man who left behind his life in America, and
lived and worked in the Bahamas as "unqualified practitioner." Read about "De doc-
tuh's" life while attending to the medical needs of Bahamian residents in the Fam-
ily Islands in excerpts from the beloved book, Out-Island Doctor. Read Out-Island
Doctor every Wednesday and Friday from July 5 through August 18.
sponsored by

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inner "Our prayer-is that-they
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Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: New
Providence Community Centre: Mondays -
6pm to 7pm. The Kirk: Mondays 7:30pm to

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

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


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

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

& RESTAURANTS @ Club Nirvana: Tuesday nights at
Club Nirvana, Elizabeth Avenue, have been
dubbed Every tenth female patron is'
allowed into the club absolutely free and is given
a complimentary glass of Carlo Rossi. Tuesday
nights'also include the Carlo Rossi's Hot Body
Competition. Hosted by Daddi Renzi and music
provided by DJ Ai from 100 Jamz. Master Chef
Devito Bodie provides scrumptious appetif2el ."


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

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

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


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

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororit?, Eia P'i Omega
chapter meets every second,'Tuejda), b 310pm @
the Eleuthera Room in the \\ ndl-jn Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach.

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

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


LIVE MUSIC @ The Buzz, Nassau's Weekly
Jam Session & Musicians Hook-up. Located
East Bay Street two doors East of Esso On The
Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers
and numerous drink specials.


Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: New
Providence Community Centre: Wednesday -
7pm to 8pm. The Nassau Group: Rosetta Street,
Wednesday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.


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

TM Club 753494 meets every Wednesday, 6pm- the Solomon's Building, East-west nign-
way. TM Club 2437 meets the 2nd and 4th
TUESDAY Il Wednesday of each month at C C Sweeting
Senior High School, Oakes Field. '

International Training in Communication,
Essence Club #3173 holds its bi-monthly meet-
ings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each
month at Doctor's Hospital Conference Room.

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




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

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

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held
6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau GymNastics Sea-
grapes lhca.tion (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor
appro\jl is required Call 364 5423 to register or
for more into.

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


TM Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30ipm @ British
Colonial Hilton.
TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ Super-
Clubs Breezes.

International Association of Administratie Pro-
fessionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third
Thursday of ee cry month @ Superclubs Breezes,
Cable Beach,, 6pm.

The recently established National Insurance
Baord Retiree Association (NIBRA), meets
every fourth Thursday in the month, in the
National Insurance Board's (NIB) training
room, Wulf Road office complex, at 6pm. All
retirees are welcome.



New THE BUZZ Come on out and let loose
with the High Tide band! Let Shelley and Erick-

a's vocals take you to another level, while
Snucky's pumping bass, Gavin's guitar licks and
Monk's drumming antics keep you moving and
grooving. Show starts Friday at 9-ish. The Buzz
has the coldest beers on the island and great spe-
cialty drinks to keep you

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


Junkanoo Summer Festival, Street Party, will be
held on Woodes Rodgers Wharf every Friday
between June 9 and July 29, from 1 to 10pm.

Roderick Johnson will be teaching open dance
classes @ the NAGB on Friday nights at 6pm
* On Friday, June 30 is the "Ballroom and
Romantic Dances" class where traditional
dances like the Tango, Salsa, Waltz and Fox Trot
will be taught. There will be a small donation
for each session and participants are encouraged
to % ear comfortable fitting clothes and shoes.

New Young Bahamian artists, Jackson Petit,
Elkino Dames. Lamaro Wright, Lavar Munroe,
lMatherw Wildgoose and Ryan Turnquest hate
united their talents in an exhibition, "Looking
Out 2". The exhibition runs until Friday, June 30
at the Popop Studios in Chippingham. The exhi-
bition is open from Monday to Friday, 4pm -

Allegro Singers present CONCERT NOIR: The
Allegro Singers under the direction of Antoine C
Wallace will celebrate their 6th Anniversary as a
choral entity by presenting two grand concerts on
Friday June 30 and Saturday July 1 at the Grand
Ballroom of Government House.


Alchoolics Anon\ mouse. % ishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group. Rosetta Street: Fridays 6pm to 7pm
& 8 30 pm to 9 30pm. Sacred Heart Church Fri-
days @ 6pm to 7pm
New Providence Community Centre: Fridays @
7pm to 8pm.


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

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



Sun City Entertainment presents Saturday &
Sunday night functions for the alternative
lifestyle crowd (Gay) at Kendal's Auto Garage
on Gladstone road from 11:30pm to 4am. Music
provided by DJ X. Heading south on Gladstone
Road, Kendal's is located immediately past
Moss Gas station.


Junkanoo Summer Festival Heritage and Cul-

tural Extravaganza will be held at Arawak Cay
every Saturday between June 9 and July 29 from
2 to 11pm.

Junkanoo Summer Festival Box Cart Derby -
will be held on Marcus Bethel Way every Satur-
day between June 9 and July 29, from 2 to 6pm.


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

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third
Saturday, 2:30pm (except August and Decem-
ber) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor Close,
Shirley Street.

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


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

New Free NFL Fodtball Camp hosted by Alex
Smith #81 Tampa.Bay Bucaneers, Saturday, July
8 at St Augustines College 9am-3pm. Sign-up
must be in advance! Contact (242)327-3920.

New Under the distinguished patronage of
Archdeacon Etienne and Mrs Bowleg, the
Anglican Church Men's Council presents, "Men
Praising God" featuring the ACM Council
choir, the Sons of Thunder on Saturday, July 1 at
6pm at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, Stapledon
Gardens. The group originated in Abaco during
the Annual ACM conference under the direction
of Clayton Curtis. The group performed at the
ordination of Deacon La Plante.



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

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


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

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


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

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

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FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2006, PAGE,15



Bahamas cleans up

at catering contest

Tribune Business

MIAMI, Florida- The
Bahamas National Culinary
Team blew away the competi-
tion at the Taste of the
Caribbean cooking event to win
the first Hans Shenk Award for
the most innovative menu and
gained a gold medal for their
preparation and display of the
The talented chefs repre-
sented hotels all over New
Providence: Tracy Sweeting
and Jason McBride of the
Radisson Hotel, Alpheus Ram-
Ssey of Atlantis, and Kevin Cox
of Lyford Cay, facilitated by
Addimae Farfington. Tiey
combined their expertise and
love of Bahamian cuisine to
create not only a visually
appealing meal, but one that
was high on taste as well. Draw-
ing the final time in the com-
petition, the team saved the
best for last to ensure that their
presentation was the first the
judges remembered.
Their menu: an appetiser,
called "A Tasty Bahamian
Experience", featured a pump-
kin coconut bisque enhanced
with coconut foam, a curried
conch cake served with cream
callaloo, papaya salsa and herb
oil, along with spicy seared
conch served with a crisp onion
ring, red onion jam and a red
bell pepper reduction; Entree
Long Island Roast featuring
roasted stuffed lamb roulade
and a bacon wrapped tri-tip
beef served with Caribbean
stew, sweet potato, cassava pud-
ding, junkanoo cabbage, okra
stuffed zucchini, tomato wedge
and a tamarind Angostura Bit-
ters Reduction. It ended with
dessert, Sweet Funky Nassau,
which was an orange mouse and
Caribbean spice cake served
with a chocolate banana fritter
and passion fruit jelly, a pineap-
ple compote and a drunkin'
mango coulis was described by
the judges as a great Caribbean
In addition to their gold win-
ning performance, a step up
from the bronze performance
of last year, they were assured
a spot in the final round of com-
petitions held on Wednesday
The results of the event with
16 countries competing the

MUSICIANS in this island
chain frustrated by what they
say is a failure to clamp down
on piracy took to the streets on
Thursday one day before
local carnival festivities get
underway, according to Associ-
ated Press.
About 40 artists, music pro-
ducers, promoters and support-
ers said they're fed up with inac-
tion by the authorities to
enforce a copyright law passed
in 2002.
They also said sales of the
pirated music happens outside
the central police station in the
Police declined to comment,

* THE Bahamas National Culinary Team accepts their gold medal at the Taste of the Carribean
Competition held in Miami. They are pictured with one of the taste judges and Berthia Parle (in *
black and white the outgoing president of the Carribean Hotel Association and with Bahamain
Bartender Frederick Cash at end who won a silver medal in the bartending competition. ande and
chef Wayde Sweeting, the President of the Bahanmas Culinary Association.
order of team: Tracey, Alpheaus, Kevin and Jason in front is Addemae Farrington who faciliated
the team (full names in story)

bronze medals went Bonaire,
Grenada, St Vincent and the
Grenadines, Suriname and the
US Virgin Islands.
Silver medals were awarded
to Anguilla, Antigua and Bar-
buda, Barbados, the British Vir-
gin Islands, Jamaica and Puerto
The Bahamas joined
Curaqao, St Lucia, Saint
Maarten/St Martin and Trinidad
and Tobago to receive gold
medals. *
The team members were
expected to also compete in the
final team competition event
with Curaqao, Saint Maarten/St
Martin and Trinidad and Toba-
Tracey Sweeting also
advanced to the final pastry chef
competition with chefs from
Trinidad and Tobago Saint
Maarten/St Martin and
Curacao. And the Bahamian
chef will individually compete
with the other chefs from the
top four teams.
Speaking with The Tribune
following the awards breakfast,
the chefs all said the event was
an incredible experience with
stiff competition.

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saying they would issue a state-
ment on Friday.
Culture Minister Rene Bap-'
tiste told music pirates this week
to stop bootlegging and pledged
to prosecute offenders.
Promoter Brian Alexander
said bootleggers were stealing
from the artists, some who pay
up to US$300 (euro240) to
record one song.
"The artists sometimes have
to beg and borrow to make the
studio fee and at the end of the
day many of them are in tears
when the (carnival) season fin-
ishes. It is just not fair," he said.
In the lead up to the carnival
in St. Vincent and the
Grenadines, local artists pro-
duce songs for the 10-day festi-

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Youngster win


KRISTEN Pratt, a student at
Sadie Curtis Primary School, is
the winner of the Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority Inc, Young
Authors Programme for the
International Region.
Founded in 1908, Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
(AKA) became America's first
Greek-letter- organisation
established by Black college
women. Today the organisa-
tion thrives as a sisterhood of
women who undertake volun-
teer service.
,The Young Authors Pro-
gramme is one of the many pro-
grammes of the sorority that
focus on improving the lives of
children through literacy.
Kristen Pratt was awarded
the top honour in the grade
two-three category, beating out
more than 20 other local entries
in her category. Ms Pratt joins

winners from the other inter-
national chapters of the sorori-
ty in the US Virgin Islands.
Seoul, Korea, Bermuda, Ger-
many and Grand Bahama,
Kristen read her winning sto-
ry, entitled, The Person I
Admire The Most before the
entire school assembly. She elo-
quently described her teacher,
Ms Paul, as the person she
admires the most.
Kristen said: "Miss Paul is a
very intelligent person because
she knows almost everything.
She is able to answer most of
our questions, if she cannot she.
would tell us to look in the dic-
tionary, encyclopaedia or search
the internet. Sometimes she
helps other teachers with their
work and takes time to talk with
our parents."
As the winner, Kristen will

become a published author and
participate in a book-signing
evenC and foir;n! presentation
to the National President and
membership of the sorority. All
of this will take place this sum-
mer when Kristen and a chap-
erone will receive an all expens-
es paid trip to attend the soror-
ity's National Convention in
Detroit. MI. She will be accom-
panied by Mrs Mavis Johnson-
Collie and other local chapter
members. -Her story will be pub-
lished with the works of the
sorority's other winners in an
anthology to be released at the
sorority's Convention in
All participants of the local
Chapter's Young Authors pro-
gramme, including Kristen and
the grade five to six category
winner, Manelik Thurston were
given an audience with Educa-

0l MAVIS Johnson-Collie, local chapter president, Rhonda Lightbourne, programme chairwoman
and CC LaFleur, past president, visited Ms Pratt's school, Sadie Curtis Primary, to officially
present a letter of congratulations during their school assembly.

tion Minister Alfred Sears. Min-
ister Sears fully endorses this
programme and encouraged all
of the students to continue to

read and hone their creative
writing skills. The Minister says
he awaits a personal autograph
copy of the second volume of

"The Voices of Young
Authors", which will l-aiure
Kristen's work upon her return -
from Detroit.

David Yurman rewards

father with timepiece

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Jade McVeon, Lily Williams, David Yurman, manager, and Tarek Vanderpool, j ,.- id i..' .
buyer for the John Bull Group of Companies.

DAVID Yurman this year
treated fathers with great admi-
ration for their special occasion
and made it all about the spe-
cial men who are known as
"father" or "dad". With a spe-
cial promotion to give away a
David Yurman "Belmont time
piece", patrons who purchased
special gifts from the David
Yurman Boutique were all giv-
en an opportunity to win an
extra special gift for dad.
Father's Day at the David
Yurman boutique opened with
an exhilarating double game of
chance. With every Father's
Day purchase at the David Yur-
man Boutique, patrons were

presented with a key to the vit-
rine where the spectacular time-
piece was on display. If the key
opened the showcase that cus-
Stomer was then invited to enter
their name in the final drawing.
It was exciting to see the faces
as persons tried to open the vit-
rine and those who were not
able to open it. There were
comments such as, "Well, I'll
have to just purchase something
else for a second chance".
Jeremy McVeon was the
grand prize winner of the
Father's Day promotion and he
was surprised, but thrilled to
win this outstanding David Yur-
man ,"Belmont timepiece."

Certainly a gift to behold.
Lily Williams, manager of the
David Yurman boutique, said,2
"It is with great pleasure that
the representatives of David
Yurman and those of the John
Bull group of companies chose
to do this special promotion for
Fathers Day because it is impor?-
tant that we show fathers they
are appreciated. People who are'
just becoming familiar with
David Yurman collections are
also surprised to see such a'
large selection of exciting pieces-..
for men of all walks of'life.
David Yurman will continue to
reward patrons for their loyal-

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Resort owner faces charges

over Bahamas investments

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(FILE photo)

Pension fund to 'vigorously defend' allegations

multi-million investments British Colonial

Hilton, South Ocean 'mad without due care'

Tribune Business Editor
financial services regulators
have charged the Canadian
owner of the British Colo-
nial Hilton and South Ocean
Golf & Beach resorts with
failing to exercise due care over its invest-
ments in the two Bahamian hotel prop-
The Financial Services Commission of
Ontario (FSCO) has levied four sepa-
rate charges against the Canadian Com-
mercial Workers Industry Pension Plan
(CCWIPP) over its investments in the
two New Providence-based resorts, the
regulator having criticized the pension
fund for this in two previous reports.
.The fact that formal charges have been
laid is likely to come as little surprise to
observers who have followed the
CCWIPP saga and its Bahamian invest-

ments, given the regulator's previous
findings, the only question possibly being
why it has taken so long for this devel-
opment to happen.
The FSCO levelled two charges against
CCWIPP's Board of Trustees, and two
against its Investments Committee, in
relation to the Bahamian hotel invest-
ments. There were 15 charges in all, oth-
ers unrelated to the Bahamas.
The Board of Trustees and Invest-
ments Committee, in separate charges,
were alleged by the FSCO to have failed
"to exercise the care, diligence and skill"
expected of an ordinary person when
making CCWIPP's investments in the
South Ocean Golf & Beach Resort.
The charge said CCWIPP's invest-
ments were funnelled into South Ocean's
holding company, the South Ocean

SEE page 7B

Cav deal vet to complete Colina principals: Campbell's stake 'worth $7.195m'
C~av dcal vet to complete-

Tribune Business Editor
THE US-based resort devel-
oper seeking to acquire Walk-
er's Cay in the Abacos yester-
day told The Tribune that it had
not completed the purchase yet
as it was still finishing environ-
mental studies on the island.
Frank Rego, Cay Clubs
Resorts & Marinas vice-presi-
dent of operations for the US
eastern seaboard and the
Caribbean, said the date for
closing the purchase had been
pushed back. The company had
said in February that it hoped to
close the deal by mid-2006.
Mr Rego said: "We haven't
completed yet because we're
working on completing some
environmental studies that are
necessary for the island.
"The closing date has not
been determined. It's been put
back. We're in ongoing negoti-
ations with the owner."
The current owners are the
Abplanalp family of New York.
The Walker's Cay Hotel &
Marina were heavily damaged
by Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne in 2004, and have not
Mr Rego said Cay Clubs had

not spoken to the Government
or presented its plans to them as
it was still trying to complete
the purchase.
"We don't have all the infor-
mation yet, and that's what
we're trying to gather.- all the
facts and everything......," Mr
Rego said; "We're still in the
information gathering mode,
that's where we're at."
Cay Clubs would not have to
negotiate a lease with the Gov-
ernment for Walker's Cay, Mr
Rego said, as the deeds to the
island were owned by the
Abplanalp family.
The company announced in
February that it had signed a
contract to purchase Walker's
Cay. Michael Redd, of Michael
Redd & Associates, the com-
pany responsible for master-
planning the Walker's Cay
development,,said then: "Walk-
er's is definitely one of the rare
jewels in Bahamas chain of
islands. This will be one of the
truly unique Bahamian pro-
Walker's Cay has the strate-
gic advantage of being the
nothernmost island in the

SEE page 2B

Insurance industry

fears NHI job loss

Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Insurance Bro-
kers Association's (BIBA) presi-
dent yesterday told The Tribune
that the private health insurance
industry was very concerned
about the loss of jobs and rev-
enue that could result from the
implementation of a National
Health Insurance scheme (NHI).
Jeanine Lampkin said: "It
appears that NHI is coming
whether or not we are properly
prepared for it........
"The industry is very con-
cerned about the possibility of
having to look for employment
elsewhere, because once NHI
becomes the primary payer, it will
drastically reduce incomes for
these companies."
Ms Lampkin said both health
insurance carrier, and agents and
brokers who sold private health
insurance policies, would be
impacted if the Government
introduced the NHI scheme.
The five Bahamas-based carri-
ers involved in providing private
health insurance are Atlantic
Medical, Colinalmperial Insur-
ance, Family Guardian, British
American Insurance, and CLI-
CO (Bahamas).

National Health
Insurance on the
way, the only
question is how

She added that the insurance
industry looked forward to fur-
ther consultation and dialogue on
implementing NHI, so that it
would come in to "everyone's
Dr Bernard Nottage, minister
of health and national insurance,
on Wednesday urged businesses
to "review and renegotiate" their
private group health insurance
plans, indicating that the Gov-
ernment had accelerated the
process for implementing its pro-
posed National Health Insurance
(NHI) scheme.
Acknowledging that NHI
would "require certain legislative
changes", Dr Nottage said:
"These are not one year away,
six months away or three months
He warned that the "final con-

SEE page 6B

Tribune Business Editor
CQLINA Financial'Group (CFG) princi-
pals, Emanuel Alexiou and Anthony Fergu-
son, are arguing that the value of former busi-
ness partner, James Campbell's 45 per cent
stake in the company is $7.195 million, not
the $12.5 million previously agreed, a court
judgment has revealed.
The fascinating details of attempts to
resolve the dispute with Mr Campbell, for-
mer president of Colinalmperial Insurance
Company, are contained in a never-before
revealed Court of Appeal written judgment on
the case. Mr Alexiou and Mr Ferguson were
earlier this month granted leave to appeal the
court's verdict to the Privy Council.
The CFG principals, who between them
own the remaining 55 per cent stake in the
company, which acts as the holding vehicle

for all Colina companies, were unsuccessful in
their attempt to obtain an extension or stay on.
paying the remaining $9 million due to Mr
Campbell under compromise agreement.
The consent agreement was ratified on July
25, 2005, by Justice Hugh Small. While the
initial $3'5 million was paid to Mr Campbell,
his two former business partners sought an
extension on the $9 million that was due to be
paid by August 31, 2005.
The Court of Appeal judgment'confirmed
former Tribune Business articles that Mr Alex-
iou and Mr Feiguson asked for an extension of
time to allow three accountants Graham
Garner, Ishmael Lightbourne and Craig
'Tony' Gomez to complete their fair mar-
ket valuation of Mr Campbell's beneficial
interest in CFG.
However, they were unable to do this by the
set date of September 10, 2005.
The Court of Appeal judgment recorded

how Mr Campbell had sought to prevent his
removal as a director and officer of several _T,.
Colina companies on the grounds of "oppres-
sion and unfair treatment".
However, he then reached a compromise
with his former CFG principals, but another
dispute then arose over the valuation of vari-
ous Colina entities. As a result, Mr Alexiou
and Mr Ferguson claimed that the initial $12.5
million value placed on Mr Campbell's stake
was "likely to be substantially less".
After the dispute between the two sides
began in March 2005, they engaged the actu-
aries for Colinalmperial Insurance Company
(described as "the jewel in the crown" of the
Colina group), Eckler Parties, to value the
shares of Colina Holdings (Bahamas). The
latter-is the BISX-listed holding vehicle for

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Bahamas, thus making it the first
stop-off for US boaters and
yachtsmen as they move down
the Abacos chain already a well-
known destination for this mar-
Cay Clubs Resorts & Marinas
said it aimed to restore Walker's
Cay by capitalising on its world-
famous reputation among boaters
and sportsfishermen. Television
programmes in the past featured
activities such as shark feeding
from the island.
Anthony Giovanoli, a Bahami-
an who is an attorney with US
law firm Gray Robinson,
described Walker's Cay as being
among the top three recognized
sportfishing destinations in the
The island had a "cachet"
among the sport, with some 80
per cent of the world's game fish-
ing records held by boats who had
come out of Walker's Cay. The
island provided access to both
shallow water and deep water
fishing, with boaters in deep
water within minutes of leaving.
'"Walker's has a long-standing
reputation in the world and the
community," Mr Redd added.
Mr Rego said Cay Clubs &
Marinas had selected the 100-acre
Walker's Cay as the location for
its first international expansion
due to its proximity to the US,
"ease of doing business and abil-
ity to develop the project". The
island also fitted into the compa-

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Cay, d-a' 1"

ny's environmental philosophy,
which was built on sustainable
and eco-tourism.
Mr Rego said Cay Clubs &
Marinas "reciprocal use type of
membership" would ensure that
Walker's Cay would receive a
consistent, year-round flow of
business once the development
was completed and re-opened.
Along with a 2,800 ft airstrip,
Walker's Cay includes the 71-
room Walker's Cay Hotel &
Marina, which has 62 guest
rooms, three villas and the three-
bedroom Harbour House.
There are also the Conch Pearl
and Lobster Trap restaurants, two
bars, the Treasure Chest gift shop,
the Sea Below dive shop, fresh-
water and saltwater swimming
pools, tennis courts, and'75 mari-
na slips. The hotel is 50 feet above
sea level.
The only facilities on Walker's
Cay that are operational current-
ly are the Customs and immigra-
tion post, plus the utilities plant
that supplies nearby Grand Cay
with power and water.
Cay Clubs & Marinas was also
interested in providing a stopover
point on Walker's Cay to research
vessels, while entrepreneurial
opportunities will be available to
Bahamians in areas such as tour
guides, teaching ecology, and
excursions such as sea kayaking.
Cay Clubs & Marinas owns and
operates resort and marina prop-
erties throughout the Florida
Keys, Clearwater, Sarasota and
Las Vegas. It develops waterfront
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CIBC to buy out FirstCaribbean

parent's minority shareholders

FIRSTCaribbean Interna-
tional Bank yesterday
announced that its two control-
ling shareholders, CIBC and
UK-based Barclays, had reached
a "definitive agreement" for the
Canadian bank to acquire the
latter's 43.7 per cent stake.
CIBC will pay $1.62 for each
FirstCaribbean share for a total
price of about US$1.08 billion.
This will thus enable Barclays
to achieve what it always wanted
- a complete exit from the
Once the deal is completed,
expected to be by year-end,
CIBC will have to make a
mandatory offer to buy out
minority investors in First-
Caribbean, who will be left hold-
ing a combined 12.6 per cent
stake, at the same price of $1.62
per share.
It is unclear how this will
affect FirstCaribbean Interna-
tional Bank (Bahamas), First-
Caribbean's Bahamian sub-
sidiary, and an entity in which
it holds a majority stake of about
96 per cent.
There was no suggestion in
yesterday's release that First-
Caribbean, possibly 100 per cent
owned by CIBC, would make a
mandatory offer to buy out

Bahamian minority investors in
FirstCaribbean International
Bank (Bahamas). That, though,
is a possibility.
James Smith, minister of state
for finance, told The Tribune on
Wednesday that planned
reforms to the Securities Indus-
tries Act would address the pro-
tection of all consumers and
investors, including minority
Among the features to pro-
tect minority shareholders are
clauses that insist the same terms
be offered to them in cases
where there is a change in the
company's majority ownership,
as happened with the recent
Bahamas Supermarkets trans-
There, Winn-Dixie's 78 per
cent stake in Bahamas Super-
markets has been acquired by
investor group BSL Holdings for
$54 million, with the minority
shareholders excluded from a
transaction that is due to close in
about 45-60 days.
In the Bahamas, apart from
there being no competition laws,
policies or guidelines, The Tri-
bune understands there are no
statutory provisions currently
regulating takeovers of public
companies, particularly those

with large majority stakes.
Meanwhile, under the defini-
tive agreement, CIBC has the
option of paying Barclays for the
transaction in cash, CIBC com-
mon shares, or a combination of
cash and shares, the relative pro-
portions of which CIBEC will
determine b>1 ,arc completion.
The parties have agreed to
structure the transaction in two
stages, with Barclays selling 90%
per cent of its holding It n! ill
and CIBC potentially acquiring,
at Barclays option, the balance
in its subsequent mandatory ten-
der offer. CIBC will also pay an
additional sum to Barclays, as
well as the .'ili ltieholders
who tendeil lh-cn ,h.iies td this
offer, to I!I.:-Clt Jt idends in
respect of ihel-r .I i i'I. of own-
ership prior it:i clha:, ng :
FirstCaribbean's chief execu-
tive, Charles Pink, said: "First-
Caribbean continues to believe
that having a major global bank
like CIBC as controlling share-
holder will be a very positive
step for our company. We are
delighted that:with this defini-
tive agreement we are well on
our way to concluding the trans-
action." ,
Naguib Kherij, group finance
director of Barclays, added:

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The National Insurance Board wishes to advise

the general

public that all

of its

"While the combination of Bar-
clays and CIBC's Caribbean
retail banking assets created val-
ue for all stakeholders, the

future strategy of FirstCaribbean
is now best pursued with one
controlling shareholder."
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The Central Bank of The Bahamas issued Guidelines on the
Prevention & Detection of Money Laundering for Licensees
(Guidelines) in October 2005. The Guidelines direct licensees
to complete verification of existing clients by June 30th 2006
in accordance with section 6(6) of the Financial Transactions
Reporting Act, 2000.

Failure to verify your facility may negatively impact the normal
operation of your account/facility. Customers are encouraged
to visit their respective Bank (s) to update unverified
accounts/facilities on or before June 30th 2006.

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Verification of Address for example:

Voter's card;
Utility bill;
National Insurance Card ;or
Bank or credit card statement.

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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 30TH day of JUNE, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
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Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice is
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dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant to a
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
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Pricing Information As Of:
Thursday 29 June 200 6
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1 516 71 CHG -00 19 i 'CHG -00.01 / YTD 166.00 YTD ,%0 12.20 -
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1.85 0.59 Abaco Markets 1.85 1.85 0.00 -0.019 0.000 N/M 0.00%
11.75 8.70 Bahamas Property Fund 11.75 11.75 0.00 1.568 0.380 7.5 3.23%
7.24 6.35 Bank of Bahamas 7.23 7.23 0.00 0.738 0.330 9.8 4.56%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 1 0.00 0.292 0.020 2.7 2.50%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.43 1.43 0.00 0.143 0.060. 10.0 4.20%
1.49 1.05 Fidelity Bank 1.49 1.49 0.00 0.188 0.050 7.9 3.68%
9.60 8.00 Cable Bahamas 9.21 9.15 -0.06 10,000 0.618 0.240 14.8 2.62%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.91 1.96 0.05 2,884 -0.067 0.000 NM 0.00%
10.80 8.50 Commonwealth Bank 10.80 10.80 0.00 850 0.931 0.600 11.6 5.56%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.76 4.69 -0.07 0.115 0.045 41.4 0.95%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.50 2.40 -0.10 8,000 0.283 0.000 8.5 0.00%
6.21 4.02 Famguard 6.21 6.21 0.00 0.539 0.240 11.5 3.86%
11.50 10.45 Finco 11.50 11.50 000 0.745 0.540 15.1 4.78%
12.43 8.60 FirstCaribbean 12.43 12.43 0.00 200 0.885 0.550 14.0 4.42%
11.15 8.46 Focol 11.15 11.15 0.00 0.885 0.500 12.6 4.48%
1.27 0:95 Freeport Concrete 1.03 1.05 0.02 5,000 -0.162 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1020- 9.50 ICD Utilities' 9.50 9.50 0.00 0.532 0.405 17.9 4.26%
910.' 8.27 J.S. Johnson 9.10 9.10 0.00 0.565 0.560 16.1 6.15%
7.98 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 7.92 7.93 0.01 0.160 0.000 49.6 0.00%
n1 00 1000 Premier Real Etate 10 n 10 00 0.00 2.036 0.585 4.9 5.85%,
Fidelil, O,.'er-Th--Countler Secrurilles .. ;
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10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
n 1 0 20 RND Holdina- n 29 0 54 0 00 -0.084 0.000 NM 0.00%
-8 -'"-"" Colina Ovr.-r-The Counter S3curilles .. ,
S28 00) ABDAB i I i, 3: 1 ,-. ; 2 1i 00 0 19 4 U o0o
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.380 8.0 2.57%
0n 0 35 RND Holdings 0 29 0 54 0 35 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funda :....-': .a t-'.
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1.2933 1.2367 Colina Money Market Fund 1.293348*
2 8564 2.3657 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund, 2.78564***
2.3915 2.2487 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.391480**
1 1111 1 12-16 ColIna Bond Fund 1 174411"***
CoFa Bond Fud INDEX. CLOSE 667 4t / YT'D 20.95% / 2005 25 09%' : -
2wk -.1i HighestI losing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk I ow Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity = 10 Juno 2000
P-oviotn Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
I i(.iy Close Current days weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol, Trading volume of the prior week -31 May 2006
Clh- g, Clange in closing price from day to clay EPS $ A riompaily's reported earnings per share for the lasI 12 mthll
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NASSAU, BAHAMAS,'is applying to the Minister responsive
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalizatiosn
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 23RD day of JUNE,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenshb,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that MICHAEL EMMANU~L
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality ard
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of Te
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason wily
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 30TH day of JUNE, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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4th July 11th August, 2006

9 a.m. 1 p.m.

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sultation process is going to be
intense" and that business organ-
isations ap4d individual companies
should be very responsive to feed-
back requests, "because we're on
a short timeframe".
Dr Nottage dropped a heavy

hint that the Government would
seek to pass and implement NHI
before the next general election,
likely due in 2007, as "we really
don't want it to be a political foot-
ball in and around the election".
It is understood that the officials
working on NHI hope to be fin-
ished by December-end.
Meanwhile, The Tribune




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(4)
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 (No. 45 of
2000) that the above Company commenced dissolution procedures
on the 23rd day of June, 2006 and that Mr. Peter Waterhouse of
Suite 306, Centre of Commerce, One Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas,
has been appointed the Liquidator thereof.



IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or
lot of land containing by admeasurements 26,963
square feet being a part of Malcolm's Allotment
no. 59 situate in the Southern District of the Island
of New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas and being more
particularly situate Northwards of a 30 feet wide
Road Reservation and Westwards of a 20 feet
wide Right -of-Way in the aforesaid Southen
District of the Island of New Providence.

IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Drexel Rolle
of the Southern District in the Island of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas


The Petition of Drexel Rolle of the Southern District in the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas in respect of:- ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate in
the Southern District in the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and bounded on the
South by a 30 feet wide Road Reservation and running thereon in an
Eastwardly direction 150 feet and then on the East by another 30
Feet,wide, Road Reservation and running thereon two hundred and
ten',nd nine hundredths (210.09) feet on the North by a 20 feet wide
Right-of-Way and running in a Westardly direction thereon 50 feet
and then on thereqn the west and running Southwardly along the
Eastern Boundary of land the property of one Stacey Talbot and
running thereon 110 feet and then on the North and running
Westardly by land southern boundary of the said Stacey Talbot and
running thereon 50 feet and then Eastwardly and along Western
Boundary in part by land the property of the said Stacey Talbot and in
part by the dead end of the aforementioned 20 feet wide Right-of-
Way and together running thereon 130 feel and then on the North
by land which is another part of Malcolm's Allotmentr: no.59 and
running thereon 50 feet and on the West by land which is another
part of Malcolm's Allotment 230 feet which said pieces parcels or lot
of land has such shapes, boundaries, marks and dimensions more
particularly described on the diagram or plan filed herein and
thereon colored Pink.
DREXEL ROLLE the Petitioner claims to be the owner of the
fee simple estate in possession of the tract of land hereinbefore
described free from encumbrances.
AND the Peitioner has made application to the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas of under Section 3 of
the Quieting Titles act 1959 to have his title to the said tract of land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a certificate of Title to be g ranted by the court in accor-
dance with provisions of the said act.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having Dower
or a Right to Dower or adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the
Petition shall on or before the 7th day of August A.D., 2006 file in the
Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a
statement of his claim in the prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit
to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person to file and serve a
statement of his claim on or before the 7th day of August.A.D., 2006
will operate as a bar to such claim.

S' Copy of the filed plan may be inspected at:
.';' 1. The Registry of the Supreme Court
2. The Chambers of S.A. HARRIS-SMITH SR.& CO.,
Attorneys for the Petitioners, Mackey & Rosedale
Streets, Deal's Plaza Suite No.8 P.O. Box N-4755,
Nassau, Bahamas
Dated the 20th day of June A.D., 2006

Mackey & Rosedale Streets
P.O.Box N-4255
Nassau, Bahamas

Attorneys for the Petitioner

understands that the Coalition of
Private Sector Organisations is
looking to contract independent
studies to assess the potential eco-
nomic impact from NHI's intro-
The Coalition, which features
organizations such as the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce,
Bahamas Employers Confedera-
tion and Bahamas Hotel Associ-
ation, is likely to be concerned
that NHI will effectively act as
another tax on business and the
economy, harming this nation's
competitiveness. It may also

reduce disposable income, leaving
Bahamians with less to spend on
buying goods and services from
the private sector.
Philip Simon, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce's execu-
tive director, yesterday said it was
evident from Dr Nottage's
remarks that the Government
had already taken a policy deci-
sion to implement NHI, and it
was now just a question of "how"
it would be introduced.
"The Minister made it very
clear that the Government has
made a policy decision on imple-

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WILSON Late of #109 Rupert Dean
Lane in the Southern District of the
Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the above Estate
are required to send the same duly certified in writing
to the Undersigned on or before the 18th day of
November A.D., 2006 after which date the Executors
will proceed to distribute the assets having regard only
to the claims of which they shall then have had notice.
AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to
make full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore

Legal Notice


NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (6) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000 (No. 45 of 2000) YORK INVESTMENTS
HOLDING LIMITED, is in Dissolution. The date of
commencement of dissolution was the 28th day of June,
of Nassau, Bahamas is the Liquidator of YORK


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meeting NHI," Mr Simon said.
"Obviously, there's a lot of ques-
tions persons still have, and a lot
of dialogue is still required on
how it will be implemented."
He added that consultation on
the proposed scheme, which Dr
Nottage said was still a work in
progress, "is not on when or
whether it will happen, but how".
Mr Simon urged the Govern-
ment to include the private sector
and other stakeholders in drafting
legislation to bring NHI into
effect, saying this process made
laws more effective when intro-
While the business community
may not agree with NHI, Mr
Simon said it "expected" to be
included in the drafting of any
"It's happening, and if we're
not in control of what's being
done, we definitely want to play a
significant role in how," he added.
SAlthough the Government
appears convinced of NHI's fea-
sibility, it is difficult to see how
the scheme can be implemented
when the Bahamas Medical Asso-

ciation (BMA), the doctors, insur:
ance industry, pharmacists and
business community are lArgely
against the proposed scheme.
Few would argue against the
notion that something must be
done to provide the unemployed,
indigent and poor with affordable
access to healthcare, but many
believe the Government should
look at the catastrophic health
insurance fund being examined
by the former FNM government,
rather than the universal, one-
size fits all approach.
Several have suggested that
NHI is just a convenient smoke-
screen for the Government to
obtain extra funds to prop up the
existing healthcare system, which
is already severely underfunded.
This would avoid the obvious
imposition of a tax.
And others have claimed that
NHI is motivated by purely polit-
ical considerations, given that a
general election is in the offing,
and implementation of such a
scheme was a key plank of Prime
Minister Perry Christie's 2002


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 27th day of
June, 2006. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., of P. O.
Box N-7757, Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (6) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000 (No. 45 of 2000) GLOBAL SHIPPING AND
Dissolution. The date of commencement of dissolution
was the 28th day of June, 2006. MELANIE MOXEY
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-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 buisness through referrals and other personal
-Exceptional skills in long range guest relaional maintenance
-Use of tracking system for effective follow up andcustomer purchase
-Colege degree preferred
Please Send Resumes to:

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2006, PAGE 7B

Resort owner faces charges over Bahamas investments

FROM page 1B

Development Company, via a
Bahamian entity, PRK Holdings,
which had received the money
from a CCWIPP-controlled
Ontario corporation, I.F. Propco
Holdings 39.
-,And both the trustees and
Investments Committee were
charged separately in relation to
the British Colonial Hilton, again
for failing "to exercise the care,
diligence and skill" expected of
an ordinary person" when invest-
ing in the flagship Bahamian
resort property.
The FSCO charges said
CCWIPP's investments in the
British Colonial Hilton were
made into its holding company,
the British Colonial Development
Company, again via PRK Hold-
ings and the pension fund's I.F.
Propco 34.
In relation to the Hilton and
South Ocean investments, the
FSCO is alleging that CCWIPP's
.Investments Committee and
trustees both breached Canada's
.Pension Benefits Act.
A further FSCO charge alleged
that CCWIPP had also breached
the Pension Benefits Act by
investing more than 10 per cent of
plan assets with a single or asso-
ciated entity, in this case PRK
Holdings, the Bahamian succes-
sor company to Ron Kelly's RHK

Mr Kelly, a defrocked former
Roman Catholic priest, originally
purchased both the British Colo-
nial Hilton and South Ocean via
RHK Capital.
CCWIPP's investments in
RHK Capital were restructured
in 2000 to convert the debt owed
by RHK into preference shares
in PRK Holdings, after RHK
defaulted on its loan and mort-
gage obligations on July 31,2000.
Mr Kelly and'his business asso-
ciate, Tobias Rowe, maintained
ownership of RHK's common
shares, but as part of a restruc-
turing agreement following the
default assigned their voting
rights over to the Propco compa-
nies lending to RHK until
December 31, 2006.
In response to the FSCO
charges, CCWIPP's trustees con-
firmed that the allegations related
to non-compliance with Canadian
regulations between the period
February 15, 2002, to December
The trustees said the charges
were civil, not criminal, and
would be "vigorously defended".
CCWIPP would face fines if
found guilty, it said.
The trustees added that they
had "always acted in the best
interest of the plan and its mem-
bers", and denied breaching their

statutory obligations.
The FSCO charges will have
no impact on operations at the
British Colonial Hilton, the South
Ocean sill being closed and in the
process of being sold.
The situation is unlikely to dis-
rupt South Ocean's sale to New
York-based real estate developer,
the Stillman Organisation, which
has plans to invest $500 million in
transforming the site into a five-
star, 1,000-room hotel with a casi-
The acquisition, which is
expected to close by year-end
2006 and is still subject to due
diligence, is understood to involve
a purchase price of more than $50
The Stillman Organisation's
plan for South Ocean, apart from
the 1,000-room hotel, also
includes 1,000 residential units,
an expanded marina featuring at
least 60 slips, a marina village with
retail stores and restaurants, and
Greg Norman championship golf
Meanwhile, another New
York-based developer of luxury
marinas is behind a proposed
$150 million investment that
would be located in downtown
Nassau adjacent to the British
Colonial Hilton.
Island Global Yachting, a sub-
sidiary of Island Capital Group, a

private equity firm -p. 'i.,li ;iir. in
real estate transactions and sccLu-
ritisation, said in a statement that
it had "entered into various
agreements" to build and develop
a mega-yacht facility in Nassau
It is understood to be currently
working on its submissions to the
Government for a proposed
Heads of Agreement.
In its first report on CCWIPP,
the FSCO said it had a "special
concern" about the investments in
the two Bahamian resorts.
It demanded that Board of
Trustees conduct "a complete
independent due diligence
review" of their investments in
the British Colonial Hilton and
South Ocean resorts to deter-
mine, among other issues,
whether all funds advanced to the
resorts since December 2000 are
The Commission's examination
of CCWIPP blasted the pension
fund for poor record keeping and
the absence of financial state-
ments in relation to companies
through which investments in the
British Colonial Hilton and South
Ocean were made.
In relation to the two Propcos
lending funds to the British Colo-
nial Hilton and South Ocean and
other Caribbean investments,
"there were no signed debt agree-

menis covering these advances
indi. ,itiin the lender, borrower,
interest rate and i:rpai;
"There was no documentation
to indicate whether an ,inIlyis
of the pension fund's sccmity in
respect of these advances had
been performed, or alternately,
remains in place and continues
to secure obligations under the
The regulatory review called
for "full appraisals" of the
Bahamian properties to be per-
formed by "arm's length apprais-
ers" to determine what could be
raised through their "forced
sales", either as going concerns
or closed properties.
In addition to demanding full
financial statements for PRK
Holdings and RHK Capital, the
regulator also called for "full dis-
closure" on how all advances
from CCWIPP had been used,
confirmation that the pension
fund was in a legal position to sell
the properties, and legal opinions
to confirm" there was proper doc-
umentation in place to "recover
all funds" that had been
At year-end 2003, the pension
fund had invested 15.68 per cent
of its assets in the two Bahamian
resorts and other Canadian hotel

Some $166.988 million had
been invested thri riigh coiipanic,
known as Propco'., ilhe einlilu
that act as the 'in' companies for
CCWIPP to flow money to its
(,iiilhcaii resorts, at year-end
2003, when total plan assets had
been $1 .0 5 billion.
The Ontario regulator said
there had appeared td be an
'ongoing contravention" of the
Ill Ip COr:iit investment limit in
relation to CCWIll's dealings
with RHK Capital between 1998
and 2003.
The South Ocean resort, in par-
ticular, has had an unsuccessful
business history, having failed to
generate profits for a variety of
In a confidential report
obtained by The Tribune in 2003,
South Ocean was forecast to gen-
erate a $7 million loss for that
year, exceeding expected rev-
Since taking over from RHK
Capital, CCWIPP had to pay $20
million to subsidise the resort's
operating losses over five years,
and the operating losses for the
eight months to August 31, 2003,
were 40 per cent higher than for
the year before period.
The Canadian pension fund, at
the time, had sunk $50 million in
capital into South Ocean, upon
which it had yet to see a return.

Colina, from 1B

*ColinaImperial, and in which
CFG has a majority 67 per cent
Eckler's May 8, 2005, report
valued Colina Holdings
* (Bahamas) at $38.218 million, or
$2.32 per share. However, it
warned that the appraisal was not
a full one.
- Mr Alexiou and Mr Ferguson
offered,Mr Campbell $13.5 mil-
lion to sell-up on April 5, fol-
lowed by another offer of $12.8
million on April 28. Both sides
agreed that the Eckler valuation,
when it was agreed, was a fair
After more negotiations, a
Memorandum of Understanding
and Settlement was reached on

June 20, 2005, in which Mr Alex-
iou and Mr Ferguson agreed the
value of Colina Holdings
(Bahamas) at $2.32 per share.
Agreement was reached on the
value of four other Colina enti-
. Differences remained, though,
on the value of Mr Campbells 45
per cent CFG stake, held by his
wholly-owned company, PJ
Enterprises. His former partners
said:it was worth $12.805 million,
Mr Campbell claimed $13.5 mil-
Eventually, after agreeing that
the accountants be appointed to
conduct a fair market valuation of
various Colina entities. The Court
of Appeal said it was in this con-
text that the compromise was
reached, with Mr Campbell's

NOTICE is hereby given that ROBERT JOSEPH OF
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 30TH day of JUNE, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is.hereby given that TECHLER ST FORT OF
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 30TH day of JUNE, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is hereby given that PREVIL PATRICK OF KEMP
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 23RD day of JUNE, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

You are invited to apply for the position of


Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Plans, organizes, directs and controls all aspects of property
Integrates and directs the strategic plan for the development
of the organization ensuring future growth
Develop and control budgets
Perform personnel management'duties
Manage all aspects of advertising and marketing for the
Ensure the proper maintenance of the property
Other duties as assigned.


3-5 years experience in property management
Strong leadership skills
Strong decision-making, negotiating and problem-solving
Excellent communication skills, written and oral.

Interested persons may apply in writing by sending an e-mail

CFG stake to be "no less than
$12.5 million based on the mutu-
ally agreed valuations of some
entities in the group".
The court said: "It seems to us
the true intention of the parties
was that the mutual agreed valu-
ations be the starting point for
the experts in their determina-
tion of the true market value of
the respondent's shares in CFG..
"The parties have, in their bar-
gain, gone a considerable way in
settling the price to be paid for
the shares. They have agreed, as
evidenced by the terms of the
order, that it will be no less than
$12.5 million." It added that the
three accountants had been asked
to determine the "extent to which
the price exceeds that sum".
John Wilson, the attorney for

Mr Ferguson, argued that the
consent order was unclear, but.
the Court of Appeal disagreed.
The judgment recorded how
the three accountants felt unable
to meet the September 10 valua-
tion deadline. Eckler, they said,
felt the 'back of the envelope' val-
uation given on May 8 was no
longer valid.
The accountants cited uncer-
tainties in valuing CFG's shares,
citing the 21 conditions imposed
by the Government in'return for
approving the Imperial Life deal
and the subsequent KPMG
review to assess compliance with
these terms; Colinalmperial's
poor 2004 financial results, and
negative press reports on the
But the Court of Appeal point-

NOTICE is hereby given that TABIA THOMAS OF 37
52741, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why
registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 23RD day of JUNE, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,

The Public is hereby advised that I, DINO MARCELLUS of
Marshall Road, Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas intend to
change my name to DINO BROWN. If there are any objections
to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication
of this notice.

NOTICE is hereby given that JEAN W. NICOLAS OF
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
any reason why registration/naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 23RD day of JUNE,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
RO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


--I on -
A^o,-t. OA^,AMA1
Has two (1) vacancies for
Sales & Marketing Project Director:
-Responsible for onsite coordination of sales, sales administration and
-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
-College degree preferred, but not required.

Please Send Resumes to:

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

ed out that the consent order had
already been entered. Mr Alexiou
and Mr Ferguson filed motions
for a stay, which was granted
"erroneously" by Justice John
Lyons on November 30,2005.
In compliance with Justice
Lyons order, Eckler issues it new
valuation of Colinalmperial
Insurance on December 17,2005,
placing it between $37.8 million to
$55.9 million.
The value per share was placed
at between $1.53 to $1.74, a major
drop compared to the earlier
$2.32 valuation.
As a result, Mr Alexiou and
Mr Ferguson were arguing that
Mr Campbell was only entitled

to a total payment of $7.195 mil-
lion. Given that $3.5 million had
already been paid, this left an out-
standing balance of $3.695 mil-
The Court of Appeal, though,
rejected the CFG principals' con-
tention that they had "the liberty
to apply provision in the consent
order" because they hdd already
agreed a contract and their argu-
ments would leave the order
The consent order, it added,
"was clearly intended to be a
judgment of not less than $12.5
million based on the mutually
agreed valuations at the date or

Common Law Equity Division

IN TilE MATTER OFALLTIIAT piece parcel or
lot of land comprising 3.108 square feel and silinate
on Samuel Guy Street in the ea.stern part of Spanish
Wells. St.Georges.Cay, Eleuthera. Bahama- and ap
proximately 37 feet west of First Street






Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court Dated the l 3th day of January,
A.D. 006

Thc Peiition of 1eonard Albury of Samuel Guy Street in the
Eastern pan of Spanish Wells St Georges Cay. Eleuthera anotherore of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas showeth in respecr. to:

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate in
the Seitlement of Spanish Vells. St.Georges Cay
Eleuthera. one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas, which said parcel or lot of land
is bounded on the north by Samuel Guy Street and
running thereon Thirty- eighty and forty-five
hundreths feet (38.45') and on the east by land the
Property of Ethlyn Pinder and running thereon
Eighty-three and se enth- to hundreths feet
(82.72') and on the south by land the property of
Ceily Higgs and running thereon Thirty-six and
sixteen hundreths feet (36.16') and on the west
partly by land the property of Garth Albury and
running theron fty-five and forty-seven hundreths
feet (55.47').

The Petitioner, Leonard Albury, herein claims to be the owner in
the fee simple in Possesion of the said Piece of land and has made applica-
tion to The Supreme Court Of The Commonwealh Of The Bahamas under
Section 3 of the Quieting Act 1959 to have his title to the said piece of land
investigated and nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a
certificate of title to be granted by court accordance with provisions of that
Copies of the plan showing the position Boundaries shape marks
and dimensions of that said piece of land may by inspected during normal
office hours at the following places:
(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street
North, Nassau, Bahamas.
(b) The Chambers of Joseph C. Ledee, Suite No. 6,
Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
(c) The office the Commissioner /Administrator
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera

Notice is herby given that any person having Dower or right to
Dower or an Adverse Claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before
the expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final publication of these presents
file at the Registry of the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau, Bahamas
and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a Statemeni of his/her Claim
in the prescribed form, verified by a Affidavit to be therewith.

Failure of any person to file and serve a Statement Of Claim on or
before the expiration of Thirty(30) days after the final publication of these
presents shall operate as a bar to such claim..

Dated this 12th day of June, A.d.2006

Joseph C. Ledee ESQ.
Suite No. 6, G: asvenor Close
Shirley street
Nassau Bahamas
Attorney for the Petitioner







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Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker

Don't Spurn Math Entirely

South dealer.
East-West vulnerable.


+KJ 52

*A 102
The bidding:
South West North East
14 Pass 2 Pass
34 Pass 44
Opening lead- king of hearts.
Although it is certainly not neces-
sary to know everything about per-
centages in order to be a good bridge
player, it is important to hqve at least
a general familiarity with the subject.
For example, it is very useful in
many deals to know that when you
are missing six cards in a suit, they
will divide 3-3 a little more than a
third of the time (36 percent), and 4-
2 nearly half the time (48 percent).
South put this knowledge to good


use in today's deal. West led the K-A
of hearts, and declarer ruffed with the
spade three. There was now only one
correct play for South to make, and
he made it. He led the seven of
East won with the nine, but his
next play did not matter. Whatever
he returned, South would score 11
tricks. The most bothersome lead, a
heart, could be ruffed in dummy,
after which South would return to his
hand with a club, draw trumps and
claim the balance.
Now let's suppose that South had
instead simply cashed the A-K-Q of
spades after ruffing the heart at trick
two. In that case, he would go down
two against proper defense. The 4-2
trump division would prove fatal.
The lead of the seven of trumps
from the A-K-Q-7 at trick three vir-
tually assures the contract if the
trumps are divided 3-3 or 4-2.
Together, these divisions offer an 84
percent chance of success, while
drawing trumps in the hope of find-
ing a 3-3 split offers only a 36 per-
cent chance of success.
One way, declarer is roughly a 5-
to-1 favorite; the other way, he is a 2-
1 underdog. The correct play is clear
- if you know a thing or two about


HOW many words of T R
four letters or more
can you make from '
the letters shown
here?In making a
word, each letter may
be used onbe only.
Each must contain the
centre letter and there
must be at. least one
nine-letter word. No
plurals or verb forms
ending in 's", no words with Initial capitals and no
words with a hyphen or apostrophe permitted.
The first word of a phrase is permitted (e.g. Inkjet
in inkjet printer).
Good 18; very good 27; excellent 36 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.


4 Drink quietly concealed in an
old hat (6)
7 Expert swimerable to show you
points (8)
8 Choosingtomakeapoint
good (6)
10 Quick with the cash(5)
13 Shallow vesselright
Sinthe water (4)
14 Where to learn aboul a
S tnkee beverage? (4)
15 Talk with acurly-headed
16 Lair at the end of the garden (3)
17 Nobody can say that you haven't
one (4)
19 BirdIn the hibiscus (4)
21 A special chamber in
Broamnoor, perhaps (9)
23 Catshospital? (4)
24 Where, FrIance
notkg Is tothepoint? (4)
26 Transetaic record? (3)
27 Do wrong,onthquiet, btnot
bare t (4)
29 As a landbrd,the
cornmae (4)
32 Strongsupporterof a pous
monarch (4)
33 Actons areapt to be
dea to ak(5)
34 She has boys name wl as a
gM one(6)
35 In transport, they'd nowhere
without their beas(8)
36 Not reelyhetypeo
laze around (6)

Yesterday's cyptic soluto
ACROSS:1, Posnt 7,Tomorrow Pore 10, Hold-up11,
Pal-ate 14, ULT.16, Gamu 17, ise 19. M-one-y 21, Mater
22, Me-Ted 23, P-AYE 26, S-upr 28, Cob29,Tra-GI-c
30, Volume 31, Exit 32, Con U 33, La-ho.-
DOWN:1, Pusher 2, Noodle 3, Stp 4, Do-ager 5, Cream
6, S-wee-t 8, P-lu 9, Ru 12, Lay 13, Tummy 15, Hotel 18,
In-C-ur 19, Mat 20, NE-d 21, Me-dle-d 22, Meg 23, Polish
24. A-but 25, E-me-rge 26, Stidc 27, Pains 28, Cox 30, Veil

1 Being profitable, it doesn't bring us
4 complete penury (5)
2 The place for narrow boats (5)
3 Full of provisions?
That's not certain (4)
4 She provides less than a plethora (5)
5 It's a shame if piety seems
heartless (4)
6 They may well be in contact with
viewers (6)
9 Hospital centre possibly paved for
outdoor use (6)
11 During tea time? (3)
12 Something fatally attractive,
ducky? (5)
13 It can be shown to be
inhospitable (3,4)
15 Scurrilous dog? (3)
16 Girl with a great figure, but not very
bright (3)
18 Would she fib about a fool? (6)
20 Robes redesigned for an
old enemy (5)
21 An insect called Mike? (3)
22 Free from pride (3)
23 He likes nice dean sheets (6)
25 Only a youngster, but a sound cap-
tain (3)
28 He has skill, but encouragement's
needed (5)
30 An rishsaintand an
excellent fellow (5)
31 Onlythefewestleft for
the Orient (5)
32 He's a bt of an audiophile (4)
33 A partner for everybody starting
young (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS:1 Mousse 7 Conidor 8 La 1

... ..., ... ., .. .. o.. ..I ,
Abacus 14, Men 16, Utre 17, Sped 19, Panel 21, Denim
22, Peril 23, Pass 26, Aspic 28, Hop 29, Hernia 30, Caters
31, Used 32, Accredit 33, Sitter
DOWN: 1, Morass 2, Staged 3, Echo 4, Problem 5, Edict 6,
Arise 8, Lame 9, Sin 12, All 13, Urges 15, Manic 18, Prise
19, Per 20, Nil 21, Decider 22, Pin 23, Potent 24, Aped 25,
Sister 26, Ahead 27, Price 28, Has 30, Cuts

4 Cruel person (6)
7 Across (8)
8 Native American (6)
10 Baby carriages (5)
13 Promise (4)
14 Fish (4)
15 Tree (4)
16 Swamp'(3)
17 Posted (4)
19 Work (4)
21 Land mass (9)
23 Hebridean island (4)
24 Possessive pronoun (4)
26 Unit of current (3)
27 Herb (4)
29 Cupid (4)
32 Eyepiece (4)
33 Weight (5)
S34 Remember (6)
35 Wages (8)
36 Prper (6)

1 Skilful (5)
2 Heathen (5)
3 Chief (4'
4 Addict (5)
5 Sketch (4)
6 College (6)
9 Doorman (6)
11 Floor covering (3)
12 Stone-worker (5)
13 Deeds (7)
15 Insect (3)
16 Section (3)
18 Tooth covering (6)
20 Beginning (5)
21 Policeman (3)
22 Kemel (3)
23 Hinder (6)
25 Deceive (3)
28 Bay (5)
30 Circular (5)
31 Feeling (5)
32 Decorative
material (4)
33 Ditty (4)

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ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Anyone who tries to get you riled up
(no matter how easily that normally
happens) will be sadly disappointed.
You're saving up your energy because
you have bigger fish to fry.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You are earthy, sensual and magical,
this week, Taurus. Your rivals envy..
you, but friends look to you for com-
passion and advice often this week,
especially with important projects.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Don't expect to be very productive at
work this week, Gemini. Your emo-
tions get the better of you and start
impacting your judgement. All will
work out by the end of the month.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You've forced yourself to smile and
deal bravely with the situations that
have presented themselves in the
past. Expect to be up for another
challenge, Cancer.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
A certain someone has been sending
signals your way, but you don't
know whether to act on them. The
answer is a definite "Yes!" Others
agree to proceed.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You are in need of a hug, Virgo, and
this week presents challenges. Look
for someone who inspires you to pro-
vide some much needed TLC. Who
knows, it could turn into more.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Have you been wondering if some-
one has been thinking about you
romantically? If so,, initiate a casual
conversation and ask a few well-
placed questions to find out.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
An unexpected phone call or knock
at the door may be from someone
you've missed, Scorpio. Be bold and
make the first move now before it's
too late.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21;
A surprise is in store for you#
Sagittarius. However, the exact
day cannot be pinpointed. Be on
your best behavior and enjoy the
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
People are unusually drawn to you this
week, Capricorri, and you can't figure
out why. Better check to see if you're
giving off new pheremones or just a
winning smile.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You've been extremely sensitive to
others' needs, Aquarius. Now is the
time .to pamper yourself. A warm
bath and a good read sound like the
perfect plan.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
You'll be the. happy recipient of hugs,
love notes and tender embraces when
you least expect them. Revel in all of
the attention.

I~~~- CHSSb Loar6Bren-

Yifan Hou v Natalia Zhukova,
women's world championship,
Ekaterinburg 2006. Hungary's
Judit Polgar is the all-time
chess queen. She has reached
an elite grandmaster 2700
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championships, in Trinidad
and Tobago.
The blows delivered by
junior boxer Knowles, who is
competing in the light wel-
terweight division, forced the
medical doctors to step into
the ring to check on St Lucian
fighter Jerimiah James.
Knowles won the fight in
the third round and was lead-
ing 24-7 when the fight was

stopped by the referee.
According to the reports,
both boxers delivered explo-
sive punches in the first
round, but by the sound of
the bell, it was Knowles who
had James running.
Although Knowles didn't
get the knock-out, he forced
James to take two eight sec-
ond counts.
In the third round Knowles

turned up the heat and with a
right hook to the face forced
the referee to intervene.
James' win will let him
face-off with Frederic Pierre
of Guadeloupe, who got a
win over Trevon Richards of
the US Virgin Islands.
Dean might have been
leading by the second round
in his match against Rowley,
but a combination late in the
round sent him to the canvas
for an eight count.
This was Dean's second
eight count, as he found him-
self in trouble from the sec-
ond round. During the eight
count the referee discovered
Dean's bloody mouth and

called in the doctor to do a
routine check.
Only 46 seconds had
elapsed of the allotted time
in the second round when the
doctor was called in to check
Dean's mouth and it took a
little over three minutes to
make the decision that Dean
was unable to go on.
Also advancing to the finals
was Carl Heild in the light
welterweight division.
Heild fought his way to the
finals on Tuesday night with a
21-6 win over Randy Tello of
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Argentina in FIBA event

Sports Reporter
THE Bahamas got off to an
extremely rough start in the FIBA
Tournament of the Americas
under 18 Championship for Men.
Facing Argentina, the top seeded
team in Group B, the Bahamas
suffered a 40 point blowout loss,
99-59 in the tournament's opening
In scoring just 59 points, the
Bahamas shot just 23 of 84 from
the field for an abysmal 27 per
The 27 per cent from the field
included 38 per cent from two
point range and just 12 per cent
from beyond the arch.
The offensive ineptitude contin-
ued from the free throw line,
where they shot a "Shaq-like" 45
per cent.

99-59 defeat to top seeds

Argentina's Nicolas de los San-
tos led the way for a squad that
proved to be too potent on the
offensive end for the Bahamas.
He scored 13 of the teams' 21
first quarter points and finished
with a game high 21.
Diego Gerbaudo was also instru-
mental in the Argentinian attack
with 13 points and nine assists.
In the second quarter Argenti-
na went on an 11-0 run and took a
38-26 lead into the half.
Argentina pulled away in the
third quarter pouring in 38 points,
whereas the Bahamas countered
with just 19.
Head Coach Mario Bowleg said
his team simply did not give the
effort needed to compete and win

in a tournament of this calibre.
"There was nothing that
Argentina did that we could not
handle or that took us out of our
game," he said. "We did this one
to ourselves, we,were not aggres-
sive enough on either end of the
floor and we simply did not come
out to play."
He said the Bahamas .got away
from their: game and panicked
under the early deficit.
"We tool 34 three pointers and
made only 'eight," he said. "That is
very incha acteristic of the way
we play, w6eneed to focus more on
the itteridr and get ,tit toaget
more fastbreak points."
Despite the embarrassing loss in
game one, the Bahamas still had

a few bright spots, they demon-
strated their defensive prowess
with 14 steals to Argentina's nine.
Devaughn Jackson posted a dou-
ble with 13 points and 15
rebounds, Kyle Grant led the team
in scoring with 14 and Dartyn Bak-
er chipped in with 12 points and a
team high six steals.
"We have a very athletic team
and have some of the best low post
scorers in the tournament, so we
have to find a way to take advan-
tage of that," Bowleg said. "We
appeared mentally and physically
unprepared, and we must make
quicker adjustments to the ways
the referees call the game."
Last night the Bahamas took on
Canada in what Bowleg called "a
must win game" if the Bahamas is
to have any chance of advancing
to the 2007 FIBA U19 World
Championship in Malaysia, July 7-

Junior Sports Reporter
pounded his way into the
final rounds of the 22nd
annual Caribbean Amateur
Boxing Association (CABA)
Championships, yesterday in
Trinidad and Tobago.
While Knowles celebrated
a win, junior boxer Jarrett
Dean was forced to nurse a
bloody mouth sustained in his
loss against Khalid Rowley
of Trinidad and Tobago.
The duo were two of the
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Senior Sports
ARIEL Weech posted
her second record as the
Bahamas continued to pile
up the medals at the XVI
Caribbean Islands Swim-
ming Championships in
Salinas, Puerto Rico.
Bahamas Swimming
Federation's president
Algernon Cargill said the
24-member team's perfor-
mance could best be
summed up in one word:
"We expected to do very
well, but we didn't expect
to be doing as well as we
are doing right now," said
Cargill on Thursday from
Salinas as the team just
completed the preliminary
session of the fourth day of
Cargill said while the
performances come on the
heels of the second place
finish at the XX Carifta
Games with 65 medals, not
all of the members that
travelled to Bridgetown,
Barbados, are in Salinas.
"When you look at the
fact that we have such a
small team, compared to
all of the other countries, I
think we are doing very
well," Cargill pointed out.
"This is the best CISC
that we've had. This is just
a continuation of our suc-
cess at Carifta. We have
quite a few people who
have made the finals for
tonight. I think we could
have easily been in second
place if we had a bigger
team here."
Going into Thuisday's
final, the Bahamas has
accumulated a total of
446.5 points to remain in
third place. Puerto Rico
still held the lead with
968.5, followed by Trinidad
& Tobago with 600.
The Bahamas has
attained a total of 36
medals, inclusive of 19
gold, eight silver and nine
Weech, who joined
Vereance Burrows in the
record books when she
won the girls 13-14 50
metre freestyle on Tues-
day, came back on
Wednesday and inked her
name with her second
championship mark in the
50 back.
She clocked 31.89 in the
50 backstroke to erase the
previous mark of 32.27 that
was set by Jessy Ortole of
Martinique in 2004.
In addition to Weech's
record breaking feat, the
Bahamas also collected
four more gold, a silver
and three bronze on
Nikia Deveaux came
through with her third gold
in the 18-and-over 50 free
in 27.29. Alana Dillette
added her fifth gold in the
girls 18-and-over 50 back
in 31.64 and got her second
gold in the girls 13-14 100
breast in 1:17.41.
Arianna Vanderpool-
Wallace got a silver in the
girls 50 back in 32.36 and a
bronze in the 50 free in
Burrows, who posted the
first championship record
on the first day of competi-
tion, came back on
Wednesday for a bronze in
the boys 15-17 50 free in
The other bronze medal
came from Jenna Chaplin
in the girls 15-17 200 fly in
"We're doing very well,"
Cargill stated. "I am very
pleased because we have
such a small team and we
didn't expect to be per-
forming the way we are
doing with our size."
The championships will
wrap tonight.


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Senior Sports Reporter
WITH the format reverting
back to the best-of-five sets,
Mark Knowles and Daniel
Nestor were able to rally from
behind to stay alive at the
Wimbledon Tennis Tourna-
Knowles and Nestor, seed-
ed number three in the men's
doubles, were taken to four
sets before they pulled off a 4-
6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 decision over
the team of Lucas Arnold and
David Nalbandian from
:-- They were playing in the
first round of the third Grand
Slam Tournament.
N MARK KNOWLES "It was a tough match. We



knew it would have been
tough," said Knowles about
their opener. "On grass, you
have to be ready right away
especially because you're
playing three out of five and a
team start out real hot, you
can come back. We were able
to do that today."

Knowles and Nestor are
going after their first Wim-
bledon title and their third
Grand Slam crown to go
along with their victories at
the Australian and the US
"We will take it one match
at a time. We know every-
body is tough," said Knowles,

about having to face the
Argentinian team.led by Nal-
bandian, one of the top sin-
gles players in the world.
"They were the Argentin-
ian Davis Cup team, so we
knew it would have been very
tricky. But we have a very
tough match tomorrow, so we
just have to be ready."
Today, Knowles and Nestor
will take on the team of Alle-
gro Yves and Vligen Krisof
and they are not looking past
the second round. They want
to get through this match first.
"We just want to get
through one match at a time
and then we can look forward
to the end," Knowles stressed.
"It's still early and we still
have a lot of tennis left to

Knowles and Nestor are in
pursuit of their fifth title for
the year, adding to their tri-
umphs at the ATP Master-'
Series in Indian Wells, CgI-:
fornia; Rome; Barcelona,
Spain and Delray Beach,

They have also played in
the final of the ATP Masters
Series in Hamburg, Dubai
and Marseille, France and in
London at the recent Queen's
Knowles and Nestor have
compiled a 29-11 \\in-
loss record and hate
earned $218,180.00 in prize

* MEMBERS of the 'Untouchables' ladies softball team from Philadelphia arrived in town on Thursday with a view of winning the Bahamas Government Departmen-
tal Softball Association's annual Gatorade 3-2 Slowpitch Tournament this weekend at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex. Above they pose with members of the

Untouchables in town

for Slowpitch event
THE Bahamas Government Thompson said they hope to use
Departmental Softball Association this as a warm up to a bigger tour-
will play host to the visiting nament that they will be staging in
"Untouchable" ladies softball team September. It's expected that at
from Philadelphia during its annu- least 18-20 teams in the men's,
al Gatorade 3-2 Slowpitch Tourna- ladies and co-ed divisions will par-
ment. ticipate.
The tournament will be held on This the 15th year that Gatorade
Saturday and Sunday at the Baillou through Thompson Trading will
Hills Sporting Complex. This; year's sponsor the tournament.
event is being held in memory of Gatorade's representative Prince
the late Ramon Hart Sr, a former Turnquest said it will be a fun time
member of the Batelco Lasers as they will involve the entire com-
men's team, who died in February, munity with a number of prizes up
2006. for grabs.
"Our team is a very competitive Ramon Hart Jr will be on hand
team. We have good team spirit to throw out the first pitch at 2pm
and we come here to win the tour- on Saturday to kick off the tour-
nament and represent Philadel- nament and he will return on Sun-
phia," said Tammy Leonard, man- day for the presentation of awards
ager of the Untouchables, who at 7pm.
arrived in town on Thursday. The championship teams will
League president Thora Sweet- receive individual team trophies
ing and the rest of her executive along with one overall trophy. The
team was on hand to welcome the second place finishers will receive
"Untouchables" and she indicated silver medals along with one over-
that she hopes their visit will be the all trophy, while third place finish-
beginning of a long relationship, ers will collect bronze medals with
Commissioner Arthur 'Old Art' an overall trophy.

* EXECUTIVE members of the Bahamas Government Departmental Softball Association, head-
ed by Thomra Sweeting (third right) and Prince Turnquest of Gatorade (fourth right) pose above
as they announce plans for the annual Gatorade 3-2 Slowpitch Tournamentb this weekend at the
Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

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