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i By NATARIO McKENZIE
A 40-YEAR-OLD man
charged with the murder of Tri-
bnhie employee and molther-of-
"five Ericka Fowler was
arraigned in court yesterday
afternoon.
Leo Johnson, of Second
SStreet, The Grove, Was escorted
Sby police officers from Central
Police Station to Court One
Bank Lane shortly before 3pm.
A small group of onlookers,
including relatives of the
deceased, assembled at Bank
Lane to watch as Johnson was
ushered out and then back into
SCentral Police station.
Court dockets stated that on
SSaturday, August 19, by means
of unlawful harm, Johnson
intentionally caused the death
Sof Ms Fowler. Thirteen wit-
nesses are listed on the court's
docket.
Johnson was arraigned
before Chief Magistrate Roger
Gomez. Attorneys Murrio
Ducille and Tamara Taylor
appeared on his behalf.
Sergeant Alexander Bannister
was the prosecutor.
Johnson appeared impassive
as the charge was read to him.'
He was informed by Magistrate
Gomez that he was not required
to plead to the charge and that
a preliminary inquiry would be
held to determine whether
there was sufficient evidence to
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* LEO JOHNSON
outside of court yesterday
(Photo: Felipe Major/
Tribune staff)


* By ROYANNE
FORBES-DARVILLE
Tribune Staff Writer
HEALTH officials are con-
cerned about allegations that a
particular drug is being admin-
istered by doctors in an effort
to induce abortions.
As a result of the concerns,
investigations have been
launched into the practices of
several local doctors, the MmN
istry of Health told Ihe Iri-
bune yesterday.
It is believed that abortions
may be being performed using
a drug approved to treat
ulcers, Dr Baldwin Carey,
director of public health con-
firmed.
"We have been investigat-
ing this for some time. We are
still investigating it and really,
in effect, our problem is that
we have no direct proof that
the physicians concerned are
attempting to do abortions,
when they administer
Cytotec," Dr Carey explained.
"However, we are monitoring
who gets Cytotec and who uses
it."
"Cytotec should not be used,
no questions. It should not be
used to induce an abortion.
Absolutely not. And the rea-
son is because it is often an
incomplete abortion, the
patient usually ends up with
heavy bleeding and winds up
having to have some sort of
surgical procedure done. So
Cytotec should not be used for


that purpose," Dr Carey said.
Cytotec is a small pill that
can be taken orally or bir'lcn
in pieces and inserted vaginal-
ly.
Experts say there are grow-
ing concerns about the safety
of this drug when used for
labour induction.
In August, 2000, Searle,
Cytotec's manufacturer, sent
physicians a letter reminding
them that Cytotec was not
approved for use as a cervical
ripening agent and that it was
contraindicated for use in
pregnancy. The letter listed
serious adverse effects associ-
ated with using Cytotec,
including maternal or fetal
death, uterine rupture, and
severe vaginal bleeding and
shock.
According to Dr Carey,
physicians at Princess Mar-
garet Hospital noted a dis-
turbing trend, among scores of
Bahamian women seeking D
and C treatment, which
brought the burgeoning issue
to light.
"We have had patients
checked into PMH with vary-
ing gynaecological problems,


that have been allegedly due to
the use of Cytotec," Mr Carey
explained.
According to a medical offi-
cer at PMH, in separate inci-
dents, two women who had
reportedly taken the drug gave
birth prematurely. The infants
lived, but were left behind at
the hospital.
Dr Carey said he had ho
personal knowledge of those
cases: "But I do know of
patients who have come to the
hospital usually with bleeding
problems where it is alleged
that Cytotec was used."
While abortion remains ille-
gal in the Bahamas, there are
at least two circumstances
under law that permit the pro-
cedure.
According'to Dr Carey, the
ministry has implemented
strict measures to monitor all
-Cytotec prescriptions.
"We are aware of the prob-
lems and the questions con-
cerning the use of Cytotec and
because of the early allegations
concerning Cytotec, we have
put into place a system where
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U By!RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
SENAIOR Plilip Galanis has called for government to look
more! closely at the Grand Bahama Port Authority and with
greater asLi iny on any and all appointments to executive man-
agement positions.
"It is time. then. that we examine that social order and those eco-
nomic opportultietl and determine what is best ttoi ,Iccpoi 01
Grand Bahama and for this entire.nation," Mr Galants said jil -
ing a town meeting on the GBPA.
Mr Galanis also called tor a deeper examination of the "painful
history and shaky future" that exists in Grand Bahama today as a
result of the "shady manoeuvres that took place to fulfil the goals
of the owners of the GBPA and cautioned persons to give long
consideration before advocating duplication of the "soul-less
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1 By ALISON LOWE
TH1E failure of successive ministers of health to table a key
report in parliament will be explained 'in short order", accord-
ing to the Ministry of Health.
"We do have a response, and we will send you the complete
response by the end of this week, or early next week," ministry
of health permanent secretary Elma Garraway told The Tri-
Oune yesterday.
This comes after nearly two months of silence on the issue of
why the present minister, Dr Bernard Nottage, and his two pre-
decessors failed to table a report on the financial accounts of
the Hospitals and Healthcare Facility Licensing Board
(HHCFLB) as mandated by law.
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* By ALISON LOWE
THE number of patients that
die at private medical facilities is
not taken into account when
deciding whether they should
continue to operate,
That was the admission yes-
terday by Jerome Gomez, chair-
man of the Hospitals and
Healthcare Facilities Licensing
Board, the body responsible for
granting and renewing licenses
to all private medical facilities in
the Bahamas.
According to the law that
governs private hospitals,
licenses are to be granted upon
satisfaction that facilities are
being "operated in the interest
of the public health" and in a
way not "injurious to the public
health."
However, Mr Gomez said the
board concentrates more on
issues like "buildings and equip-
ment" than on matters such as
death rates when considering
licence applications.
His comments follow criti-
cism of the board for allegedly
declining to investigate com-
plaints about the circumstances
of certain deaths at private med-
ical facilities.
According to Mr Gomez
"current protocol" the actual
practice in hospitals and health-
care facilities is that medical
staff who preside over a death
fill out a "medical certificate of
death".
: This certificate is never seen
by the chief medical officer
:(GMO) nor as such, ever seen
or considered b\ the board
Ho eltr, the 1t9S Hupeals-
and Healthcare Facilites Act -
% which mandated the creation of
the board states that adminis-
.traters of hospitals or health care


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facilities must report all deaths
to the CMO within 48 hours.
If they do not, they are guilty
of an offence and liable for a
fine or imprisonment.
Mr Gomez referred to th sit-
uation as a "disjuncture"
between the requirements of,
the Act and current protocol.
He claimed it is the Act that
should be reviewed to bring if in
line with the protocol which
reflects the traditional practices


of medical officers.
Mr Gomez said this part of 7
the Act is unworkable because
the board would be "over- '
v. r.in\in,,I if all deaths at pri-
vate medical facilities were
brought to its attention.
. He admitted in a previous
interview that the Hospitals and .
Healthcare Facilities board has *
never disallowed a licence to
any medical facility that has
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LOCALNW


o In brief

New system
'will better
manage land
resources'

THE successful integration
of the Land Use Policy and
Administration Project into the
day-to-day administration of
land use will significantly impact
the socio-economic develop-
ment of the country, according
to officials.
The 'system, known as
LUPAP, will reportedly allow
for the effective and long-term
management, monitoring and
use of land resources.
Officials at the Bahamas
National Geographic Informa-
tion Systems Centre (BNGIS)
explained that land administra-
tion is the term used to describe
the various processes for col-
lecting, recording, using and dis-
seminating information about
the physical location, extent,
ownership and value of land.
Addressing a one-day
LUPAP seminar, BNGIS direc-
tor Carolann Albury said one
of the key functions of the pro-
ject is to improve the country's
ability to collect and manage
land information to support
land use planning and sustain-
able development.
Geographic Information Sys-
tems are computer-based tools
that support a country's plan-
ning, management and decision-
making process.
Ms Albury said there are five
major components to the pro-
ject, including the geographic
profiling of the islands of the
Bahamas.
Abaco, Andros and Inagua
have been chosen to begin
work.
Once completed, the profil-
ing will assist the government
in determining more effective
strategies for the location and
monitoring of housing and
property developments, land
management, disaster manage-
ment, planning, zoning, envi-
ronmental analysis and the con-
struction of new infrastructure,
including roads and utilities.


'Masked

gunman

raids food

store
POLICE report that a
masked gunman robbed the
John Chea foodstore on Wulff
road yesterday.
The man whose face was
obscured with a ski mask -
reportedly entered the food-
store at around 4pm yesterday
wielding a handgun and
demanded that all customers
and employees go to the rear
of the building.
After stealing a small quanti-
ty of money from the cash desk,
the man fled on foot. No one
was injured.
Police investigations into the
incident continue.


Prisoner rushed to hospital after





being stabbed by another inmate


AN INMATE at Her
Majesty's Prison had to be
rushed to hospital yesterday
after being stabbed by anoth-
er prisoner.
Prison officials confirmed
that a fight broke out between
the two inmates inside the
medium security block of the
prison.
A prison public relations
officer said that one inmate
was stabbed during the alter-
cation, which took place in
one of the block's dormito-
ries.


The inmate was immediate-
ly taken to Princess Margaret
Hospital where he is being
treated for his wounds.
None of his injuries were
reportedly life-threatening.
The wounded inmate is
expected to be returned to the
prison some time today.
Following this latest inci-
dent of violence at the prison,
officials took the decision to
move the two inmates in ques-
tion into separate quarters.
From now on, they will be
housed at two different build-


ings on the compound.
.Yesterday's stabbing inci-
dent comes at a time when
Fox Hill prison is still working
to heighten security and
ensure the safety of prisoners
and prison officers.
Several new safety initia-
tives were launched at the
prison since the January 17
break-out of four inmates, in
which prison officer Corporal
Dion Bowles was killed.
Some of those initiatives
include new safety vests and
self-defence training for


prison officers, as well as new
identification armbands and
more easily recognisable uni-
forms for the different cate-
gories of inmate.
There has been no word
from prison officials about


what kind of instrument was
used in the stabbing, or how
the inmate was able to have it
in his possession.
The police investigation
into the incident in continu-
ing.


Minister announces director of tourism


MINISTER of Tourism
Obie Wilchcombe has
announced that Basil Smith,
senior director of communica-
tions in his ministry, will be
leaving to become the director
of tourism for Jamaica.
Mr Smith is expected to
assume his new post on
November 1, 2006.
"We in the Bahamas can
take pride in having produced
a cadre of leaders in Caribbean
tourism," said Minister Wilch-
combe, "and I am pleased to
see the tradition continue.
"Mr Smith has overseen the
development of some cutting-
edge work for the islands of
the Bahamas, work for which
we have been awarded tro-
phies and rewarded by popular
acclaim."
Mr Wilchcombe also
expressed appreciation for the
leadership Mr Smith has pro-
vided the communications
department of the Ministry of
Tourism.
"That department functions
in support of all areas of activ-
ity in the Ministry of Tourism
and is often expected to be all
things to all men. Mr Smith has
provided stable and able lead-
ership in those circumstances."
During Mr Smith's time with
the ministry, the Bahamas
received high accolades for its
"station domination" out-of-
home advertising strategy in
New York, where for the past
two years the destination has
totally dominated the transit
system with advertising first
in Grand Central Station and
then in Penn Station.
In both instances the "dom-
ination" entailed the use by the
Bahamas of every available
advertising placement in the
respective station and in train
or subway cars to select demo-
graphic areas.
Additionally, at the Hospi-
tality Sales and Marketing
International (HSMAI) award
ceremony in January 2005, the
Bahamas walked away with
three gold, one silver and one
bronze award for public rela-
tions and crisis communica-
tions.
Similarly, at the Adrian
Awards for.advertising, the
Bahamas swept the board with
awards for its advertising, tak-


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senior director of communications in his ministry


ing a platinum, three gold, a
silver and two bronze trophies.
Mr Smith has' had a long
association with the tourism
industry of the Bahamas.
He came to the Ministry of
Tourism from the Bahamas
Hotel Association, where he
functioned as executive vice-
president between 2001 and
2003.
He has also held the posi-
tions of partner and senior
vice-president of the Counsel-


lors Ltd and editor in chief of
the Bahamas News Bureau.
He is co-author and editor
of two books on the Bahamas:
Bahamian Art, 1492-1992 and
The Bahamas in Black and
White.
"I wish Mr Smith all the very
best in his new endeavour,"
said Mr Wilchcombe.
The ministry said an
announcement will be made in
due course about a successor.
for Mr Smith.


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E DI O R 3 **ULE TO THE EDITOR


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Immigration Department in confusion


CONFUSION REIGNS at the Immigra-
".on Department. Minister Shane Gibson,
r:ew to the immigration portfolio, can't find a
policy manual to guide his decisions. All he
iit:s are inter-office memos, which are obvi-
ously not shared with the public.
"When I went in Immigration as minis-
ter," Mr Gibson told The Tribune, "I told
:iem to bring me a written policy, and they
didn't have any. Even the ones that are
Enforced are not written. I am in the process
of putting together a policy document now."
Yet the public is meant to follow rules
*hat Immigration has not shared with them.
With Mr Gibson at the helm, businesses are
learning of rules that obviously only very
senior, long-serving department staff know
because they were probably the ones who
drafted, or received, them.
Obviously with this haphazard way of
doing business many doors are open to those
who would be corrupt. So we're not surprised
at the many rumours that we've heard over
the years.
Mr Gibson has berated The Tribune for
not sending him a copy of our training pro-
gramme to demonstrate how we are trying to
Bahamianise our staff. It's all very simple.
Such a programme was not submitted
because The Tribune was never asked for it.
However, from what Mr Gibson has said pub-
licly it would seem that he is under the
impression that details of training pro-
grammes are automatically sent in with each
application. This is not so, unless this is now
a part of the new rules that he is making up as
he feels his way through the labyrinthian con-
fusion of the department.
The Tribune over a period of 40 years has
submitted applications to Immigration,-filling
out forms that meet immigration's require-
ments. Occasionally over the years a new
minister has asked for an outline of our train-
ing, and we have readily submitted it. Some
have even invited us to meet with them to
give them some idea of how a newsroom
operates. And we have gladly met with them.
Mr Gibson, other than his recent public state-
merits, has asked us nothing. The first
acknowledgment of our application came
from Immigration in a letter deferring Mr
John Marquis' permit, and asking us to send
in a list of our editorial staff. It also informed
us that the department would make no deci-
sion until it had ensured itself of "what efforts
have been made to Bahamianise the posi-
tion (of Mr Marquis)."
Although we were not asked to do so -
although we infer that this was what was


required of us from what Mr Gibson was say-
ing publicly not only did we send in the
requested staff list, but we also outlined how
we train our staff at The Tribune.
And yesterday a very fine gentleman from
the Labour Board spent time at The Tribune
to "ensure" for the Immigration Board that
The Tribune was indeed making efforts to
Bahamianise Mr Marquis' position.
However, from comments made by cer-
tain of Mr Gibson's cabinet colleagues and
also on Fred Mitchell's so-called former web
site, it would seem that they haven't a clue
about this country's immigration policy. They
have urged government to arrest Mr Mar-
quis and deport him from the Bahamas,
because, they claim, he is now working ille-
gally.
For their information, Mr Marquis has nev-
er worked illegally in the Bahamas. As long
as an application has been submitted for the
renewal of a permit, and Immigration has
given the applicant a receipt acknowledging
that the processing fee has been paid for a
renewal, he continues at his job. This means
that all the required forms have been sub-
mitted and the applicant is legal until the
Immigration Board decides to reply.
Apparently, banks will not transfer funds
for the applicant to pay overseas bills until he
has been granted a work permit. However, as
long as the applicant has the renewal of per-
mit receipt this is an acknowledgment by
Immigration that he is working legally and he
can continue to carry out his banking trans-
actions until that permit is officially can-
celled.
In Mr Marquis' case it is no fault of his
that the Immigration Board has let six
months pass without deciding his status. Also
for those PLP politicians who want to give
him a one-way ticket out of this country
because of his "illegal" status, Immigration
has recognized that he continues to work
legally because twice during this period he
has left the country without difficulty. He
re-entered each time on an Immigration trav-
el document that clearly stated that he had
applied for renewal of his work permit, and,
therefore, was being "afforded re-entry facil-
ities into the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas."
Mr Gibson is now in the process of writing
a policy manual. However, before it is
finalised it should be widely discussed,
because, judging from some of the public
comments he has made, we do not think Mr
SGibson has fully considered the ramifications
of some of his decisions.


EDITOR, The Tribune.
IF THE PLP and the Christie
Administration wish to be re-elect-
ed during the next general elec-
tions, there are at least five things
which they must do and do now
rather than later. This is no time
for pussy footing around and play-
ing political games and economic
pantomimes.
From the very day that it came
to power in 2002 it was clear, to
me at least, that the "new" PLP
had/his a serious communication
problem. For varied reasons,
which are clear and compelling,
the PLP has just not been able to
"show and tell" the average
Bahamian person what it has
achieved over the past four and a
half years.
The PLP has, in fact, done a
tremendous job at restructuring
the economy and enticing foreign
investors to our shores. Yes,
believe it or not, the local econo-
my is booming and there are lobs
for persons who really want to
work. There are pockets of abject
poverty and personal inertia, but
can a sensible person really blame
the central government for this
when so many of us refuse to take
responsibility for our own actions
and/or behaviour?
Having said this, I submit that
the PLP should immediately move
to revamp its internal public rela-
tions department and The
Bahamas Information Services.
Several months ago, the Hon Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs indicated
that if he had his way, each min-
istry of the government would
have its own spokesperson, etc.
This, of course, is a cock-eyed
proposal, if ever there were one
and would only cause more con-
fusipn as the Christie Administra-
tion seeks to get its clarion mes-
sage across to the good people of
this nation. In addition, the cost
factor would be too high and the
potential benefits too meager to
justify such a financial burden on
the taxpayers.
A new Director should and
must be appointed at BIS and the
workers there should be placed
on contracts based on perfor-
mance and productivity for a
defined period. I know of persons
who are on BIS's payroll but who
really have so little to do and too
little supervision that they tend to
get lost during the day and go
about their own business. There
must be a vision statement and a
clear mission plan for this vital
portion of any administration.
The Hon Obie Wilchcombe,
MP and Minister of Tourism, is a
savvy man and one who has a def-
inite and attainable vision for the
future Bahamas. He, perhaps
more than any other member of
the Christie Administration,
appreciates the absolute necessity
of getting one's message across to


the particular constituency and/or
audience. The power of the oral
and written word has been over-
looked, for too long by the well
intentioned and progressive
Christie Administration.
The current National Chairman
is not suited to be the public face
of the PLP and too many ministers
take to the public airwaves and
media without putting their brains
in gear before they open their
mouths, with all due respect. This
disjointed and knee jerk sort of
public relations and communica-
tions must cease immediately.
Foot-in-mouth disease has caused
many administrations to fail and
succumb to political paralysis.
Another point, which seems to
be ailing the PLP, is this unneces-
sary and diversionary concentra-
tion on racial elements and profil-
ing. The PLP -and most of our
black people should realise, by
now, that we, the black majority,
are large and in charge from a
political stance.
We still need to achieve eco-
nomic parity and integration. To
do this successfully, we will require
the continued financial buoyancy
of the so-called white man and
foreign investors. It is no point
adopting a seemingly racist pos-
ture only to do.ourselves right in,
again. The Prime Minister must
rein in people like Rigby; Galanis
and, of course, our own Freder-
ick Audley Mitchell, in short order
before they alienate even more
potential voters and supporters by
their seemingly racist and xeno-
phobic utterances in public.
Thirdly, the PLP must sit down
with all of the stakeholders in our
local trade unions and seek to find
common cause with the issues and
legitimate concerns which may
cause unnecessary industrial
unrest; societal strive and eco-
nomic dislocation.
The Minister of Labour and
Immigration, Shane Gibson, is the
wrong man for this dual portfo-
lio. Having been a trade unionist,
Gibson would have had to mash
many corns on his way to the top
leadership position. As a result,
he would have made a number of
enemies and turned supporters
into opponents. He may have too
much baggage and too many
scores which he may need to settle.
Bringing in the clergy to arbi-
trate strictly labour and industrial
matters is nothing short of a cop
out and a startling public admis-
sion that he and his department
are incapable of bringing the rele-
vant parties to the negotiating
table. What a sad indictment'on a
man who was once a powerful and
seemingly compassionate trade


union leader!
I strongly advise the Rt Hon
Perry Gladstone Christie to call a
national labour conclave with all of
the unions and their leadership;
sit down and discuss the matters at
hand and come to sensible and
viable conclusions. The South
Ocean Beach Hotel Resort or
down at Sandals would be an ide-
al venue for such a conclave.
The PLP cannot afford to go
into the next electoral cycle while
fighting, in an unseemly manner,
with our erstwhile trade unionists.
After all, tens of thousands of
union members supported the
"new" PLP in 2002. This is not the
payback which they expected.
Keep in mind also that, trade
unionists have family and friends
who may listen to what they may
have to say, politically. Why antag-
onise them over trivial matters?
The Attorney General should be
ashamed of even fixing her mouth
to threaten unionists with jail time.
Talk about "swift justice"!
Public arrogance and an in-
your-face attitude is crippling the
effectiveness and productivity of
far too many PLP ministers. This
has got to change right now! Once
elected, no representative should
attempt or appear to attempt to
become, overnight, lord and mas-
ter of the people. It do not go like
that in The Bahamas.
Prime Minister Christie, despite
the noise in the arena, has a won-
derful and once in a life-time
opportunity to carve out his polit-
ical; social and economic legacy
in granite, if he were to play his
hand with dexterity and with
vision.
His mandate, at this stage, must
be to economically empower all
who may have the sincere desire to
better oine'slifewhile \ .rkinm to
do so either as entrepreneurs or as
stakeholders in our major indus-
tries: Restructure the Develop-
ment Bank and let the Hon
Michael Halkitis, MP and Parlia-
mentary Secretary in the Ministry
of Finance, handle a Small Busi-
ness Administration sort of start
up entity. The SBA should have
less of a rigid structure but must
have solid internal controls to lim-
it political bias and nepotism.
With just a bit more diligence
and application, he should be able
to drive the final nail into any and
all resurrected political vampires,
forever.
To Yahweh then, that Great
and Awesome God, Who stood
with the Jews of old, when they
clamored to turn back and re-
enter Egypt, in all things, be the
glory.


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L OAL NEWS


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Fifteen
local
heroes are
named

GRAND Bahama named
and honoured 15 of its local
heroes for the island's Wall
of Fame at a grand luncheon
at Our Lucaya Resort.
Minister of Energy and the
Environment Dr Bethel, who
addressed the luncheon, said
"each of these individuals in
their own right has con-
tributed to the weaving of
the fabric that we are now
talking about our history
and our culture."
The inductees for 2006 are:
Writing Dr Susan J
Wallace, PhD
Law enforcement Ger-
aid Augustus Bartlette
Business Rev Havard S
Cooper
SReligion Rev Dr
Wellington Pinder
Cuisine Queenie Har-
riet Hanna;
Fisheries Omeko S
Glinton
SEducation Sister Mae-
dene Naomi Russell
Law Moses A Hall
Medical Service Eliza-
beth Pinder-Pierre
Sports Roger Smith
Farming Rosalie Coop-
er
Boat building Alfred
Zephaniah Hield
SHospitality Florence
"Ma Flo" Edden
Community service -
Talmadge John McIntosh
Most outstanding stu-
dent Anastarcia Nicholette
"Star" Huyler.
"The recognition of local
heroes at this time in our
national development is evi-
dence of the level of maturity
that we have attained as a
People in our beloved
Bahamaland," Dr Bethel said.



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* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE TDMA cellular system,
currently still used by thousands
of Bahamians, is expected to be
completely phased out by the
end of next year, Bahamas
Telecommunications Company
(BTC) CEO Leon Williams
announced yesterday.
Addressing members of the
press during BTC's first ever
media appreciation luncheon
held at SuperClub Breezes yes-
terday, Mr Williams said that
the company will finally be get-
ting rid of the old service,
which in recent years has
resulted in the loss of hundreds
of thousands of dollars for
BTC.
He explained that with
Bahamians using other net-
works when travelling abroad,
and tourists visiting the
Bahamas primarily using the
GSM system, BTC has lost out
on about $600,000 to $700,000
to date by still offering the
TDMA system.
BTC, he said, is therefore
scheduled to switch completely
to the newer, more powerful
GSM system sometime between
2007-2008.
Mr Williams pointed out that
tourists spend up to $4 million a


month alone on GSM phone
calls.
He further warned Bahami-
ans about buying TDMA-
equipped cellular phones in the
US.
Mr Williams said that as cel-
lular companies no longer pro-
duce TDMA phones, customers
will most likely be buying refur-
bished goods.
Of the refurbished merchan-
dise, he said, at least 20 per cent
is faulty.
In anticipation of the end of
the TDMA era, the latest
order for TDMA phones from
Nokia and Motorola was also
BTC's final one, Mr Williams
added.

Reminder

At yesterday's media event,
Mr Williams also took the
opportunity to emphasise that
the local telecommunications
giant is no longer BaTelCo, but
BTC "an entirely different
company than the one you
knew one year ago, two years
ago."
He explained that BTC has
begun thinking "outside of the
box" and will soon be. offering a
number of new services, includ-
ing the introduction of the


* BTC CEO Leon Williams



much-anticipated Black Berry
products.
In an addition to the Black-
Berry services, which is cur-
rently in the beta testing phase,
BTC will also be offering new
VoIP (voice over Internet Pro-
tocol) packages for cheaper
overseas telephone calls to the
US, Canada and Europe.


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* MIAMI
Tropical Storm Debby
became less organized off the
coast of the Cape Verde islands
in the eastern Atlantic Wednes-
day, and posed no immediate
threat to land, forecasters said.
At 5pm EDT, the storm was
centered about 610 miles west-
northwest of the Cape Verde


islands, which are about 350
miles off the African coast. It
was moving toward the north-
west near 20 mph, and this gen-
eral direction was expected to
continue for the next day, the
National Hurricane Center
said.
There are hopeful sigtis that
that storm will stay out at sea
and not reach the U.S.,-'senior


hurricane specialist James
Franklin said.
"We are forecasting it to
become a hurricane in about
four days, but we do see some
factors that could prevent that,"
senior hurricane specialist
Richard Pasch said.
It is the fourth named storm
of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane
season.


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noon ZNS News Update
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according to Rosa Mae Bain,
head of a local HIV treatment
centre.
The social stigma surrounding
sex in the Bahamas is a signifi-
cant barrier in the process of
decreasing teenage pregnancy
and the spread of STDs includ-
ing HIV/AIDS, according to
experts.
More than two per cent of
the adult population is current-
ly living with HIV, according to
the International AIDS Con-
ference 2006.
This, some young Bahamians
say, can partly be traced to a
denial of the sexual activity of
the youth by Bahamian society.
Walking into a supermarket,
drugstore, or even a gas station
in order to purchase condoms is
possibly the hardest task to per-
form in the process of sexual
intercourse and the step many
youths say they are likely to
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the condoms were not tucked
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often embarrass themselves.
This stigmatisation of sex is
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norms. But meanwhile, fig-
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teen pregnancies show that
the youth is already having
sex despite the social climate.
"It would be better if we
talked about sex, and perhaps
even distributed birth control
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Schools are a means of pro-
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Courses like "Family Life"
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sex, but as one young person
pointed out, a social setting is
a very different scenario from
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One way to distribute con-
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being revived in gold and sil-
ver, as the Bank of Jamaica
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memorative coins bearing the
late reggae superstar's dread-
locked likeness.
The 1,000 gold and silver
ducats, which were produced
by the British Royal Mint, are
being sold for US$100, bank
spokeswoman Jacqueline Mor-
gan said Wednesday.
Though the coins were intend-
ed to mark the 60th anniversary
of Marley's birth in 2005, the
bank is just now offering them
for sale, said Morgan.
Born in Jamaica's rural St.
Ann parish, Marley rose from
the gritty shantytowns of
Kingston to global stardom in
the 1970s with hits like "No
Woman, No Cry" and "I Shot
the Sheriff." His lyrics promot-
ing "one love" and social revo-
lution made him an icon in
developing countries worldwide.
Marley died of cancer at age
36 in 1981.

Guyanese
students get
scholarships
in Cuba
GUYANA
Georgtetown
ABOUT 365 Guyanese stu-
dents will travel to Cuba next
month as part of a program
granting scholarships to univer-
sities in the communist-run coun-
try, an official said Wednesday,
according to Associated Press.
The Cuban government is
offering scholarships to 965 stu-
dents from this South Ameri-
can country over the next three
years to study medicine, engi-
neering and other subjects
under a pact the two nations
renewed in February, Cabinet
Secretary Roger Luncheon said.
More than 1,000 scholarship
students from other Caribbean
countries are currently study-
ing in Cuba, while fimbre than
1,200 Cuban doctors, nurses and
medical technicians are `aiing
shortages across the regic:.
Over the last three years, e
government of Fidel Cast.
granted 350 scholarships to
Guyanese students, mostly to
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LOCALNEWS


Why the next election




is so vitally important


A RETURN TO THE
FRONTLINE

I WAS asked recently by a
Number of people
whether I would reconsider
.. . returning to active frontline pol-
Majo itics this election.
.. e X :',:.O While I tended to elude the
question, the fact is that I have
.. j A., : ....a.: ,...been reconsidering a return.
& sso &cia Yes, many people have been
S. ordially not the principal reason for my
...i ....* reconsideration.
1il8 e1 y0u Yes, I am concerned about
the quality of governance in our
t.o the nation and believe that change
is necessary, but this is not the
zi principal reason.
V~ .:..... . ..,, Yes, I believe that I can make
a contribution to our national
W 'development as a politician but
that is not the principal reason
for reconsidering my decision.
7 .Yes, I have even been the tar-
isation since removing myself
from the frontline political fray
but this, like the others, was not
~ 20..',:it the principal reason for my
- ---t-reconsideration.
These were all realities for
6:30 pm me at the time I made my deci-
D ,sion a little more than one year
.awsn ago.
n My principal reason for
S uare, returning to frontline politics
.. would be that today the public
affairs of our nation are my
.undeniable and unrelenting pas-
sion.
No matter what 1 do or where
I go in this world, the govern-
mental affairs of this nation
dominate my consciousness.
Burying myself in private pur-
suits over the last year has done
nothing to diminish my intense
interest in what happens in this
country and my strong desire
to influence the same.
Night and day I think about
ways to improve our national
circumstances. I become angry,
very angry, when I observe
things that embarrass, harm or
trouble our people.
When I try to write about
matters other than those that
focus on public affairs, I soon
return to the subject matter. In
fact, it is such writings in this
same column that made me the
target of political spite and vic-
timisation. Nothing competes
with the fulfilment I get from
participating in matters of pub-
lic affairs at this stage in my
life.
Frankly, I believe that this
passion speaks to my purpose
in this time and in this season.
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of what I should do about this
great passion of mine at this
time, I have decided to give
consideration to pursuing it in
this election season. In doing
so, 1 am not seeking anyone's
blessings, consent or approval.
I do not even seek to justify my


The next general
election will be
important because
it will call upon us
to redefine the
very philosophical
basis on which we
govern ourselves.


reasons for doing so. When I
decided to withdraw from pol-
itics a year ago, it was solely
my decision, just as this one is
now.
HIGH STAKES IN
UPCOMING GENERAL
ELECTION

E ach general election is
important as, through
them, all of us give general
direction and control of our
government to some of us in
the hope that within a five-year
period we will be better off as a
group.
The stakes in the upcoming
general election will be as high
as they have ever been. The
1965 election was important
because it rid us of a system of
minority rule that may have
kept the majority of Bahami-
ans a permanent underclass for
longer time than we could have
imagined.
The 1992 election was criti-
cal because it rid us of a group
of politicians whose lengthy stay
in power seemed to convince
them that they were entitled to
office and were vested with
power to enrich themselves,
their families and a precious few
cronies.
In reality, 1992 reminded us
that our democracy was not set
on a fixed axis of choice but that
change was a very real possibil-
ity in it.
The next general election will
be important because it will call
upon us to redefine the very
philosophical basis on which we
govern ourselves.


G O


A I NG


Gone will be the superficial
offerings about fixing roads and
building buildings. These will
be seen as necessary elements
of public operation, not needing
to be debated over,
Gone will be the shallow
trappings of shuffling leaders
and smooth talking personali-
ties; these will be regarded as
relics of our juvenile past.

Following the next gen-
eral election, the gov-
ernment will have to make
fundamental decisions about
what consensus exists in our
nation as to our national devel-
opment project; what strategy
will we employ to make effec-
tive our education system so
that generations to come can
achieve an education com-
mensurate with their ambitions
and employment commensu-
rate with their training; what
will be the moral and ethical
basis upon which we approach
our treatment of other nation-
als in our country, legal and
illegal; what will be our defin-
ing economic strategy moving
forward in a globalised world
promoting liberal trade; how
will we realistically secure our
peace in a world threatened by
global terrorism and less stable
because of regional wars; how
will we make.government
work better for most of the
people most of the time;.what
will we do to weed out public
corruption; and how will we
alter the very nature of our
governing system in order to
better administer our democ-
racy.
The margin of error in
today's national and global cli-
mate is much narrower than it
used to be. Our more enlight-
ened citizenry and a more
interconnected world commu-
nity mean that the conse-
quences of choices materialise
more rapidly and impact more
broadly.
We must be more mature'
and more informed in our
decision-making in govern-
ment now. That is why the
stakes will be high in the next
election, because it will deter-
mine who those decision-mak-
ers will be.
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They quoted local bone-fish-
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about the breeding grounds of
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have not seen any damage to
date, but if I do, then that's
another story.
n tlei ms of the big picture, I
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ing from this project. As it
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because the labourers all come
to purchase things from my
shop and the home owners at 4'
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rant and I cook for them and I
sing for them as well."
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ject of employment of locals.
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employment drive to hire ,
Bahamians and provide train-
ing where necessary.
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training. I can truly say Bimini
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ly nice place to work."
Bimini Bay homeowner, Jim
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ing made the choice to buy into
the project, the developers said.
"I live in Florida and it just
takes me one hour to get to'
Bimini Bay so I come as often
as I can," he said. "That was the
major selling point for me. I',
expected a lot of problems with'*
the closing but it was even,
smoother than closings in the
United States," the statement
quoted Mr Summerlin as say-
ing.
"This development is far,
more than what people bar-'
gained for. It has truly surpassed
everyone's expectations."
Norma Wilkinson, the Min-,
istry of Tourism's manager for>'
its Bimini office, said that
because of the Bimini Bay pro-.
ject, airlift has increased slight-'
ly along with boat arrivals to,'
the island of Bimini.
She said with the new resort,"
there is now a choice for home-
owners to enjoy the modern life
or venture into "old" Bimini
and enjoy the island life.
"From this Bimini Bay pro-'
ject, I can see more jobs becom-',
ing available in the hospitality
industry and of course more
training," she explained. "This is'.
great for younger people com-.'
ing out of school to be trained-,
and start work. They won't even.
have to leave the island to go,
elsewhere to look for a job. This"
project is definitely going to.
enhance the look of Bimini and'.
Bimini's profile as an upscale'
destination," she said.


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* By TRIBUNE
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ABACO's third annual busi-
ness summit is set to begin next
month, with key participants from
New Providence and the Family
Islands in attendance.
The Business Outlook confer-
ence seeks to give a practical
assessment and an informed pro-
jection for Abaco's economy over
the next 12 months.
The event is expected to bring
together experts in tourism, eco-
nomics, financial services and
developing industries.


"The conference focuses on
issues that are important to the
people of Abaco, people who are
living there, working there and
investing there," said Joan
Albury, founder of Abaco Busi-
ness Outlook.
The conference will be held
on September 20 at the Abaco
Beach Resort.
"We have talked with key
players in Abaco to find out what
are their issues and what is it that
they would like to get out of this
conference. They want to know
about infrastructure plans for
Abaco, how does the develop-


THE Business Outlook conference seeks to give a practical assess-
ment and an informed projection for Abaco's economy over the next
12 months.


ment impact the environment.
migration and immigration, diver-
sification of the economy and
business opportunities and
trends," Ms Albury said.
Organisers of the event went
on a fact-finding mission, gather-
ing information from Abaconi-
ans about the needs of their
island.
"It is important that we con-
tinue to educate our people. At
the end of the day we want to
make sure Abaconians are more
informed about the issues facing
that island and solutions for these
issues. We also want people to


leave knowledgeable about how
to invest their time and resources,
future plans for the private sector
and the plans of the government,"
Mrs Alburv said.
There will be an exciting line-
up of speakers who will share
their knowledge with the partici-
pants.
"This will not only be a time
of networking for business per-
sons and residents, but Abaconi-
ans will also be encouraged to
become more active in their com-
munities by giving back," she said.
Speakers include Transport
and Aviation Minister Glenys


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deputy director general at the
Ministry of Tourism; Paul Major,
former managing director at
Bahamasair and Bahamas Devel-
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FROM page one
we know who is writing them
and we know who they are
being written for," said Dr
Carey, who is also chairman of
the medical council.
In The Bahamas Cytotec is
allowed for two purposes: Occa-
sionally for bleeding ulcers and
in the hospital under controlled
circumstances to induce labour
in patients at full-term preg-
nancies where necessary, Dr
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He added: "We do not use it
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the proper conduct of one's
practice, those matters are
referred to the medical council,
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dictated," Dr Carey said.
"This is a process which is fol-
lowed that involves the courts,
to make sure that any proce-
dure or any action being done
in an office meets whatever the
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The discipline can go any-
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removal of a physician's licence,
he said.
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say is that the use of Cytotec to
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Key financial report

FROM page one
vate medical facilities and hospitals calculated by unofficial
sources at around $9 million since its inception have not been
reported to parliament and remain unaccounted for.
According to the Hospitals and Health Care Facilities Act,
1998, the funds collected by the board must be reported to
parliament every year.
Responding to questions about the failure to table the reports
several weeks ago, chairman of the HHCFLB, Jerome Gomez
said that all the board's financial accounts have been presented
to the office of the Minister of Health both during his chair-
manship and that of his predecessor.


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cation for that purpose and if it
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that is a violation of its use."


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FROM page one

have him stand trial in the
Supreme Court.
Johnson indicated to the
magistrate that he under-
stood the charge. The case
was adjourned to Septem-
*ber 27 and transferred to
Court 10, Nassau Street.
Johnson was remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison.
Ericka Fowler, 33, for
nine years a valued employ-
ee of The Tribune, became
the country's 35th murder
victim when she was stabbed
to death in front of her
home at Comet Terrace in
Golden Gates on Saturday
night. Her murder shocked
her family, co-workers.and
friends.
Initial reports stated that
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into a heated argument just
before 9pm on Saturday.
Reportedly, the argument
quickly escalated. Ericka
was attacked with a sharp
object, which police believe
was a knife.
When police arrived Eric-
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back on the street. She had
stab wounds about her body
and several gashes to her
throat. Her four of her five
children and her mother
reportedly witnessed the
crime.
Ms Fowler leaves behind
her mother, Mrs Roselda
Fowler, her father, Hayward
Fowler, and her five chil-
dren, Leo Jr, 15; Natrell, 14;
Tanrio, 12; Targe, 11, and
Laslion, 9.
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began in 1997 Ms Fowler
held the official title of assis-
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* ATTORNEY Fred Smith


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT The appoint-
ment of Hannes Babak as chair-
man at the Grand Bahama Port
Authority has awakened Grand
Bahama citizens from their 33-
year slumber, according to
Freeport Attorney Fred Smith.
"In my view, the appointment
of Mr Babak is not the real
issue confronting the citizens of
Grand Bahama," Mr Smith
said. "In my view. Mr Babak's
appointment, and the storm sur-
rounding it, is a blessing in dis-
guise."
Mr Smith was speaking on
Tuesday at a town meeting at


the Foster B Pestaina Hall at
Christ the King Church.
Under the topic, 'Grand
Bahama Port Authority in tran-
sition," Mr Smith spoke on the
role of the Port Authority in
Freeport.
PLP Senator Philip Galanis,
Attorney Maurice Glinton,
and Dr Doswell Coakley also
spoke.

Gratitude

Mr Smith said residents owe a
tremendous debt of gratitude
to the Mr Babak, the 45-year-
old Austrian businessman who
was appointed in June to
replace former CEO and chair-


man Julian Francis, who
resigned.
"I say that because Mr Babak
has finally awakened the citi-
zens of Grand Bahama and
interested parties from their 33-
year poisoned slumber and
sleep."
Many residents and business
licensees in Freeport criticised
Mr Babak's appointment.
Mr Babak is owner of the
Home Centre, First Financial
Centre and Freeport Concrete,
has since stepped down as CEO
of his three companies.
Mr Smith said he is pleased
that residents on Grand
Bahama are finally beginning
to raise important questions
about issues that affect them.


"Finally our coniniunity is
starting to focus on real and
important issues. And Mr
Babak is the reason we are sud-
denly bestirred. He is the hand-
some prince that has delivered
the magic kiss to awaken the
Snow White in Grand Bahama
from her poisoned sleep.

Debates

"So 1 say, "thank God for
Hannes Babak' because we are
finally taking responsibility for
ourselves and our community.
We are starting to engage in
constructive debates about our
community and the role of the
Port Authority in Freeport, and


by extension Grand Bahama."
However, Mr Smith criticized
officials at the Port Authority,
government and opposition
leaders for their absence at
Tuesday's town meeting.
"The Port Authority should
be here tonight. There is a duty
to people who hold themselves
out as our leaders and those
who have governmental and
regulatory responsibility for us
such as Port Authority to be
here and to participate in this
dialogue," he said.
Mr Smith said the Port
Authority is legitimately in the
Bahamas to make a profit for its
shareholders, whilst at the same
time having regulatory and
development duties.


Senator calls for closer look at Port Authority appointments


FROM page one
quality of Freeport elsewhere in our
Bahamas".
The role of the government in the
GBPA, Mr Galanis said, must be
closely scrutinised.
"In fact, it was the former Prime
SMinister, the Right Hon Sir Lynden
SPindling, who realized that there
could never be independence for The
Bahamas until Freeport was, as he
said, 'brought back into The
Bahamas.'
"He was aware then, as we all still.
should be today, that the Govern-
ment of The Bahamas has a very dis-
tinct and important part to play in
insuring that the GBPA does not
overstep its position and once again


attempt to become the government
of Freeport,' the senator said.
He said that a careful reading of
the Hawksbill Creek Agreement will
reveal that government is supposed
to be far more involved in this com-
pany than some would believe.
This, said the senator, makes com-
plete sense since the GBPA directly
affects the everyday lives of many
people and not just their employees.
"Whether you wish to do business,
to live, to purchase goods and ser-
vices or to license an automobile,-the
tentacles of the GBPA extend into
these seemingly simple transactions,
taking a government-like place in
the lives of those who live and func-
tion within its jurisdiction. And this
company should not be taken to task


about its hiring and firing when those
staff changes directly impact the
well-being of the good people
of Freeport," Mr Galanis
said.
The formation of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority, Mr Gala-
nis said, enabled its founders to trans-
form a tract of land on a barren,
sparsely populated and neglected
island into the second city of the
nation.
However, there is a need, he said,
to reflect on whether this vision was
realized and at what human and
national expense.
This examination of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority is particu-
larly relevant at this point, the sena-
tor said, as the country embarks on


the establishment of anchor projects
on similar "barren islands" whose
populations have left to pursue an
easier life.
"It is disturbing to me that there
are many in our land who view the
GBPA as a model of how to create a
metropolis out of sand and bush. I
would like to caution those persons
to carefully examine the painful his-
tory and shaky future that exists in
Freeport and Grand Bahama today
as a result of the shady manoeuvres
that took place to fulfil the goals of
the owners of the GBPA, as well as
the failure of the GBPA to change
and grow with the times. I would ask
them to give long consideration
before advocating the duplication of
the soul-less quality of Freeport else-


where in our Bahamas," Mr Galanis
said.
"That is why I believe that the gov-
ernment and the people of Freeport
should'be heard regarding who is
selected to lead the Port. It is not an
ordinary post, with duties that
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suspected of corruption, the for-
eign minister said Wednesday,
according to Associated Press.
The diplomats, all appointed
by the U.S.-backed interim gov-
ernment that ruled the
Caribbean nation between 2004
and 2006, could be fired or pun-
ished upon a review of their cas-
es, Foreign Affairs Minister Jean
Raynald Clarisme told The
Associated Press.
The announcement came a
day after Haitian legislators
alleged that several million dol-
lars (euros) may have disap-
peared during that period from
at least three foreign missions:


Officials 'could be fired

or punished upon a

review of their cases'


the Haitian Embassy in Wash-
ington, and missions in Cuba and
the Dominican Republic.
The move could open the
door for the first major probe
into alleged corruption under
the interim government, which
was appointed after a revolt top-
pled former President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide in February
2004.
Clarisme said the recalls
"should happen very quickly"


but declined to say which diplo-
mats would be ordered home or
from what countries. He said the
move was first suggested by law-
makers, who recommended
recalling diplomats for a review.
"The deputies have suggest-
ed we recall people who have
been nominated by the interim
government," Clarisme said. "I
think it's a wise approach and
I'm willing to do that."
"We are working on cleaning
house and putting order in the
administration," he added.
Clarisme said the Haitian con-
sul in Barahona, Dominican
Republic, was fired this month
for selling entry visas to Chinese
migrants. He said other diplo-
mats will be disciplined, but not-
ed that most are accused of
incompetence, not corruption.
"Some will be recalled, but we
have to take it on a case-by-case
basis," he said. "People involved
in corruption will be severely
reprimanded for their behavior."
In a legislative session Tues-
day, Sorel Francois, a deputy in
the lower house and president
of the Commission on Foreign
Affairs, said receipts showed


that US$250,000 vanished from
Haiti's Embassy in Washington
in June 2005.
He said another US$1.9 mil-
lion was transferred from the
same embassy to a nongovern-
ment account in October 2005.
Reached by phone in Wash-
ington, Haitian Ambassador to
the United States Raymond
Joseph denied embezzling any
funds.
"No money disappeared in
Washington," Joseph said. "It
didn't go into my pocket or the
pocket of anyone else."
Joseph, appointed by former
interim Prime Minister Gerard
Latortue in 2004, said the money
may have been used to pay bills
owed by the government, includ-
ing the purchase of weapons for
Haiti's police force.
"If there is a full audit of this
embassy I have no doubt that
everything will be very, very
clear," he said.
Joseph said he didn't know if
he would be recalled, but said
he would be present for an audit.
Joseph is the publisher of the
New York-based weekly news-
paper Haiti Observateur, and
was an outspoken critic of Aris-
tide's Fanmi Lavalas political
party. Francois, the legislator
who alleged that funds disap-
peared, is a member of Fanmi
Lavalas.
Joseph declined to say
whether he thought the allega-
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* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter
BAY Street merchants yesterday
said they were experiencing a "drastic"
reduction in consumer traffic and sales,
which some believe is linked to the
decline in cruise passenger arrivals,
down 10.3 per cent for the first four
months in 2006.
With cruise arrivals into New Provi-
dence seemingly on the decline,
Bahamian retailers and other tourism-
related businesses said they had adopt-
ed creative tactics to ensure passen-
gers spend money while in Nassau.
Those merchants speaking with The
Tribune yesterday felt that many cruise
passengers spent their time in port on


sightseeing, which limited their shop-
ping time.
Visitor numbers had also been
reduced recently by bad weather,
which diverts cruise ships, and prob-
lems such as when the Carnival Cele-
bration hit an object in Nassau Har-
bour, forcing it to dry-dock in Grand
Bahama for repairs.
Anthony Smith, senior marketing
representative of Diamonds Interna-
tional, said that while the jewellery
chain had seen a "drastic" difference in
the amount of consumer traffic coming
into the stores, they had managed to do
well du'e to their strong marketing
machine.
Diamonds International, he
explained, had a number of persons


hired to promote the store and lure
customers in. In addition, the company
advertised heavily in tourist shopping
guides, which also attract hotel-based
customers.
Mr Smith said Bay Street stores also
have to ensure they target resident
Bahamas customers as well.
He said his company had partnered
with other establishments to increase
sales.
"We need more merchants helping
merchants," Mr Smith said, adding:
"We encourage local merchants to
unite towards improving the increase of
business on Bay Street through their
own collective efforts."
Mr Smith said conditions on Bay
Street should significantly improve


once the Bay Street Redevelopment
project is completed, but added that
until then merchants had to rely on
what they had.
A Burns House liquor store located
in the downtown area agreed that there
had been a significant decrease in traf-
fic, which affected sales at their outlet.
Another shop owner, who requested
anonymity, said the increasing trend
of cruise ships to visit their own private
islands, either bypassing Nassau com-
pletely or as the first port of call, was
having a major impact on cruise visitors
and their spending.
He told The Tribune that he fears it
is only the downmarkett" ships, whose
passengers tend to spend much less,
that still come into Nassau.


According to 2006 statistics for the
year to April, the last month for which
Ministry of Tourism data is available,
cruise arrivals to New Providence by
first and second port of entry decreased
by -8.4per cent, falling from to 853,119
in 2005 to 781,173 in 2006 .
For the 2006 first quarter, cruise pas-
senger arrivals to Nassau/Paradise
Island as a first or second port of entry
were down by 10.5 per cent upon 2005
figures.
By first port of entry alone, cruise
visitor arrivals to Nassau/Paradise
Island during the three months to
March 31, 2006, were down by 12.5 per
cent on 2005 figures.
SEE page 4B


PM's comments fuel


speculation over two


Nassau-based resorts


Employment Act 'not



as comprehensive as



it could have been'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
PRIME Minister Perry
Christie's remarks on Monday
that the Government is finalis-
ing aipprI'ovu i<; F lling i to Ilmce
transactions involving Lehmani
Brothers has fuelled specula-
tion that two Nassau-based
resorts may be in the process
of being sold.
Both the Nassau Palm Resort
on the junction of West Bay
Street and Nassau Street, and
the Paradise Island Harbour
Resort are owned and operated
by the same combination that
was behind Grand Bahama's
Royal Oasis resort before it
closed.
In all three cases, the private
Ieuity arm of Lehman Broth-
ers, the New York-headquar-
tered investment bank, provid-
ed the financing for the resorts,
while Florida-based Driftwood
Hospitality Management acted
as the management/oeprating
partner.
The Lehman Brothers/Drift-
wood combination is still in
charge at the two New Provi-
dence-based properties, and the
Prime Minister's comments on
Monday have fuelled specula-
tion that they are seeking to exit
these two hotel properties.
Mr Christie told The Tribune


* PRIME Minister Perry Christie

then that he was currently
deciding whether to approve
three projects that are in some
way linked to Lehman Broth-
ers, describing the situation,as
"an interesting one", upon
which he has to make a deci-
sion in the next few days.
SEE page 8B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Employment Act is
'"not as comprehensive as it
could nave been the
Bahamas Employers Confed-
eration's (BECon) president
said yesterday, creating uncer-
tainty and leaving employers
unable to deIermine theii
potential liability from termi-
nating employees.
Brian Nutt said one of the
main criticisms voiced over the
Employment Act when it was
introduced by the former FNM,
administration in 2001 was that
it did not address, or codify,
avenuess of common law" that
could be used by employees to
pursue damages above what
they were entitled to in the leg-
islation.
Mr Nutt said: "This legisla-
tion is not as comprehensive
as it could have been. It would


Court of Appeal rulings on

common law avenue leave

employers unable to determine I
liability, with legislation t

creating uncertainty for both

employer and employee


have been beneficial to the for wrongful dismissal via com-
employee and worker to know mon law actions, overturning
where you are on every issue. verdicts previously delivered
"From the time the Act was by Supreme Court Justice John
enabled, the right of common Lyons.
law existed in certain areas." I The Court of Appeal found
Mr Nutt was speaking after that the Employment Act
the Court of Appeal ruled in sought to establish "minimum"
two separate cases that
employees can pursue damages SEE page 6B


Bahamas 'not ready' to

cope with outsourcing


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas has "'not posi-
tioned" itself to exploit global
business trends of outsourcing
back office functions to coun-
tries where they are performed
more efficiently. leaving many
Bahamian jobs and businesses
vulnerable, The. Tribune was
told yesterday.
Philip Simon, the Bahamas
chamberr of Commerce's exec-


utive director, said that reform-
ing the education system was
"the number one factor" in
ensuring the Bahamian work-
force and businesses were able
to exploit opportunities arising
from increased global econom-
ic integration.
Information technology (IT)
and enhanced communications
systems, chiefly the Internet,
are the mechanisms facilitating
SEE page 4B


Residents must play

their part in Freeport


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FREEPORT residents have
been urged to take responsibil-
ity for their city's economic and
social development, with a
Bahamian attorney arguing that
the controversy surrounding
Hannes Babak's appointment
as Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity (GBPA),chairman had
"finally awakened the citizens
of Grand Bahama from their
33-year poisoned slumber".
Fred Smith, a partner in Cal-
lender's & Co and outside coun-


sel to the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and its group of affil-
iated companies, said the
debate on Freeport's future
should focus on the interlinked
roles of the Government, Port
Authority, and licensees.
Addressing a Town Meeting
on the Port Authority's future,
Mr Smith said: "The one point
which I make tonight is that it is
time for 'We', the citizens of
Grand Bahama, to take respon-
sibility for our community.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2006, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


BTC: Haiti cable



will pay for itself


i BUSINESS


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC) yes-
terday said its much-criticised
deep-sea fibre optic cable link-
ing the Bahamas to Haiti will
pay for itself because it will no
longer have to pay fees to US-
based carriers.
Yesterday, BTC hosted the
media to a special appreciation
luncheon to unveil it new ser-
vices as the company "thinks
outside the box" in providing
telecommunications service.
The company's chief execu-
tive, Leon Williams, said BTC
was no longer the same
BATELCO that Bahamians
have been accustomed to.
He added that BTC had to
make decisions which will
increase its bottom line, even
though it has been criticised for
some of its management deci-
sions.
Mr Williams said that
although BTC was criticised for
running the cable to Haiti, it
was economically practical due
to the high volume of calls
between the two countries.
He said that currently, BTC's
system handles 300,000 calls
each year from Nassau to Haiti,
and 50,000 calls from Haiti to
Nassau. BTC was previously
charged for the latter calls
because they were routed
through the US first.
Mr Williams said the cost of
building the cable would pay
for itself, taking into account
the fees the calls generated.
Amoung BTC's new services
is the Blackberry, which will
allow customers to check their
e-mail while away from their
computer, and organise their
agenda. The service is to be
offered to customers at around
$60 per month.
In addition, BTC will also
be offering new VoIP (Voice
over Internet Protocol)
packages for cheaper over-
seas telephone calls to the


Incumbent carrier

unveils Blackberry; says

Haiti calls will no longer

incur US charges for it


* THE Blackberry, one of a range of new services being offered
by BTC


US, Canada and Europe.
Mr Williams explained that
TDMA cellular services will be
completely phased out by the
end of next year. He said cellu-
lar companies no longer make
the software for the system.
Mr Williams warned that per-
sons who purchase this type of
equipment oversees are pur-
chasing faulty equipment.
While providing TDMA ser-
vices had cost BTC hundreds
of thousands of dollars,
Bahamians travelling abroad
and tourists arriving here cost
the company between $600-
$700,000 because they were
unable to use TDMA.


Mr Wlliams pointed out that
tourists spend up to $4 million a
month alone on GSM phone
calls.

PRIVATE
PRE-SCHOOL
seeking
SNursery Worker
SNursery Workers Aide
Candidate must share
christian values.
Please fax resume to:
341-4296


Address:
Samana Hill
14 Village Road (North
PO. Box N-45SO,
Nassau, Bahamas

Telephone/Fax:
[242] 394-1823
[242] 394-1824

Website:
wwwv.ccsbahamas.com
info@ccsbahamas.com


HANCELLORS
JCH M HA. E RS




We are pleased to announce the
establishment of Chancellors Chambers,
) Counsel & Attorneys-at-Law, a full service
commercial law firm at Samana Hill, 14
Village Road (North).

The attorneys of Chancellors Chambers
are. Kenred M.A. Dorsett (Partner), Lori
Nelson, Merrit Storr and Richette
Percentie. Other members of our staff are


Ms. Denise


Cart, right.. Ms. KayIN'n.


Fisher, Ms. Kayla Smith, Ms. Tameka
Rolle, Ms. Marvia Thomas, Ms. Renell
Coleby and _Mrs. Ruthnell Edgecombe.


Partner: Kenred M. A. Dorsett
Associates: Merrit A. Storr
Lori C. Nelson I Richette C. Percentie


PICTET
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PICTET BANK & TRUST LIMITED

Invites qualified applicants for the following position:-


GLOBAL CUSTODY ASSISTANT

REQUIRED SKILLS:-

-Strong supervisory and organisational skills.
-Excellent administration skills.
-Commitment to excellent customer service..
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:-

-Bachelors degree in Business/Finance
-Series 7 (international) or equivalent qualification.
-Knowledge of another language would be an asset.
-Working knowledge of investment instruments.
-Ability to manage money market, forex and trading desks.
-Excellent knowledge of corporate actions and settlements.
-At least seven (7) years Private Banking experience.
-Proficiency in a variety of software applications including
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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


The Human Resources Manager
Bayside Executive Park
P. 0. Box 4837
Nassau, Bahamas


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Bahamas Realty agent .






fast-tracks broker effort ..


haiamas i-alty's top leas-
igent i. aist-tracked his
.,pis tI. ni-come a broker
.gh tl;:: C S designation
..imple~i three specialist
se iun iiantic City this
,ih.
iri,: Li.',: co)lpleted three
C -.e to A,'idl the ( council of


Residential Specialists of the
National Association of Real-
tors designation. They are pre-
requisites to earning a broker's
licence, and are precursors to
gaining CRS (Certified Resi-
dential Specialist) status.
The courses were CRS 200 -
Business Planning and Market-




SBACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED

Bacai di & Company Limited is seeking
i candidates to fill two vacancies for the position of




(_e company has been based in Nassau for over 40 years
IJt-! significantt manufacturing operations in the areas of
I .: Lk nn. production and bottling of various spirits beverages,
primarily for export markets.

T'ie Trailer Head Drivers will be primarily responsible for
S:''e 'ansport of raw materials and products between the
i Cant and C I' ion Pier. Successful candidates will be self-
iitii I i.:d, dihgent, and available to work shift hours as
required.

: nd.catcs must be in possession of a valid driver's licence
i i w..st have obtained at least a high school diploma.

ilces!:ed candidates should submit a completed application
fonn tdirecdy to Bacardi & Company Limited
P. O. Box N-4880
Nassau, Bahamas
Attention: The Human Resources Manager

Information may also be forwarded via e-mail to
mlstuart@bacardi.com
/,.lplislioi Deadline: September 29, 2006
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ing for the Residential Special-
ist; CRS 210 Building an
Exceptional Customer Service
Referral Business; and CRS 204
- Creating Wealth through Res-
idential Real Estate Invest-
ments.
"I love seeing the satisfaction
on people's faces when they
walk into a home that is just
right for them, and I am driven
to do whatever I can to be at
the leading edge of real estate
professionals in the Bahamas
when it comes to professional-
ism, education, integrity and
success," said Mr Lowe in a
statement.
"This is an exciting field with
constant change, and that is why
I am constantly updating my
knowledge."


Larry Roberts, Bahamas
Realty's chief executive, said:
"Chris began doing freelance
real estate photography for us a
few years ago, and had such a
natural instinct about what
makes a house sell, we support-
ed him when he asked to train
as a sales agent.
"His drive has been nothing
short of amazing. In less than
two years, Chris is accomplish-
ing his sales goals, setting
records in leasing, and in 2005
he was the top salesman in the
affordable residential Rolling
Hills project, which we devel-
oped on Carmichael Road.
Everyone at Bahamas Realty
admires Chris's enthusiasm and
we are proud of his most recent
achievement. "


THE TRIBUNE


* CHRIS LOWE


Bay Street feeling the pinch


FROM page one
For the first four months,
cruise visitor numbers to Nas-
sau/Paradise Island by first port
of entry were down by 10.3 per
cent on 2005, dropping to
649,913 from 724,639.
The Government, Nassau
Tourism and Development
Board (NTDB) and the entire
private sector are pinning their
hopes for the revitalisation of
downtown Nassau on the
recently-unveiled masterplan
that aims to transform the city's
water and harbourfront.
Up to 4,000 new jobs could be
created through the revitalisation
of harbourfront Nassau, the pro-
ject's master plan has projected,
with an extra $264 million spent


in the area per annum and a rise
in "tourism stays" of 98,000 annu-
ally.
The plan, crafted by more than
200 Bahamian stakeholders work-
ing with urban planning consul-
tancy, EDAW, said the overall
economic impact from trans-
forming downtown Bay Street
and the area between Montagu
and Arawak Cay would include
raising property values by $48
million.
It added that the enhanced
attractions, improved retail expe-
rience and variety of activities for
tourists, cruise visitors and
Bahamians would also boost
cruise visitations by two million
hours per year.
Acknowledging that it was the
first step towards reviving the


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Are you looking for a new challenge?

We are currently seeking an experienced Human Resources Professional to join the management team at our Firm.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Successful candidates for the role of Human Resources Manager should have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and at
least five years of human resources experience. Professional certification such as SPHR or PHR would be a plus.
Responsibilities will include recruitment, compensation and benefits administration, performance management,
training/leadership development, employee relations and deployment of global human resources initiatives for 80+
employees in Nassau and Freeport. Excellent communication skills both written and oral are required. Candidates should
also have strong'interpersonal skills and have demonstrated the ability to provide strategic advice to senior management.

This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your professional experience in a varied practice that offers competitive
compensation and benefits package.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and copies of'any relevant certifications, to: KPMG, Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box N123, Nassau,
Bahamas or tvlilst to kpJ? 1 t's.



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SColina B
Financial Advisors Ltd.

Pricing Information As Of:
Wednesday, 23 August 200 6
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES VISIT WWW.BISXBAHANMAh.COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX, CLOSE 1.586.34 I'CHG 01.12 /%CHG 00.07 I YTD 235.63 I YTD % 17.44
*_ ..I *I- .. L... ,r-r .:.i F .. l,:,.i Ci.:,.; T..a.3. E Close Cnar.ga DEily Vol EPS 3. D 1 1 E Yil- 11
J.. .9.a: r.:lr ..i- 1 7.4 1 74 O Oji 0c I *ji F, C I, N: o '
12.05 9.35 Bahamas Property Fund 11.46 11.46 0.00 1.612 0.380 7.1 3.32%
7.50 6.55 Bank of Bahamas 7.50 7.50 0.00 1,951 0.738 0.330 10.2 4.40%
0-85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00 0.292 0.020 2.7 2.50%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.143 0.000 10.5 0.00%
1.49 1.10 Fidelity Bank 1.44 1.44 0.00 0.188 0.050 7.7 3.47%
9.60 8.80 Cable Bahamas 9.40 9.43 0.03 1,750 0.618 0.240 15.3 2.55%
20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.90 1.90 0.00 0.009 0.000 211.1 0.00%
11.05 8.80 Commonwealth Bank 11.00 11.05 .0.05 1,500 0.943 0.600 11.7 5.43%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5,.40 5.44 0.04 0.130 0.045 41.4 0.83%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.45 2.45 0.00 200 0.283 0.000 8.7 0.00%
,21 4.02 Famguard 6.21 6.21 0.00 0.539 0.240 11.5 3.86%
11.51 10.60 Finco 11.51 11.51 0.00 0.745 0.540 15.1 4.78%
13.50 9.30 FirstCaribbean 13.50 13.50 0.00 0.885 0.550 15.3 4.07%
1 !.21 9.00 Focol 11.21 11.21 0.00 0.885 0.500 12.7 4.46%
1.15 1.00 Freeport Concrete 1.00 1.00 0.00 -0.170 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10 20 8.65 ICD Utilities 8.65 8.65 0.00 0.532 0.270 16.3 3.12%
8.50 8.27 J. S. Johnson 8.74 8.74 0.00 0.527 0.560 16.6 6.41%
.07 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 8.07 8.07 0.00 0.160 0.000 50.5 0.00%
10 00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.195 4.9 1.95%
Fidelity Over-The-Countwfr Sourtes
.I ... I -L.:.. Smtoi .1 Ajk $ Last Price Weeikl, .ol EPS 1i. FI_ E.
i400 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.25 15.25 13.50 1.923 0.960 7.9 6.74%
10 14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdinas 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.084 0.000 NM 0.00%
Collna Over-The-Ccilnter scultiS.
I. .uu .ld.u0 ABDAB .i1 O0 4-3.00 41 O i00 -2 0 .* 19 0 '0'.
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.360 8.0 2.57%
0 60 0 35 RND Holdinas 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISX Usled Mutual Furnds
HL Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
,1.303'1 1 2454 Colina Money Market Fund 1.303064*
2.9038 2.4 169 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.9038***
24500 2.2636 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.450018"*
1.1820 1.1246 Colina Bond Fund 1.182038**"*
FINDEX: CLOSE 697.09 1/ TD2i.#%%12 2065 ft.0%
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1.000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV KEY
52wk-Fi I TIjhost c losing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
i i. owest closing pr o in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity '- 11 August 2006
S Ios E Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
lose Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week 31 July 2006
Chl.u e Change in closing price rom day to day EPS S A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value 30 June 2006
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing once divided bv the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 "" 30 June 2006
Ti-. TRADE CALL COLINA 242-502-7010 I FIDELITY 242-356-7764 I FOR MORE bATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 394-2503


Nassau Harbourfront, the Mas-
ter Plan said: "Nassau cannot
afford to delay moving forward
given the estimated billions of
dollars that could be generated
in the economy and the
improved quality of life that will
come as a result of implementing
this plan.
"The renaissance of Nassau is
imperative and cannot be left to
decline.......... It is time to man-
age, enforce codes, clean up and
revitalise as a world class desti-
nation and liveable tropical urban
model."
Revitalising the harbourfront
- a project that many believe
could be Prime Minister Christie's
greatest achievement and his
legacy to the Bahamas even if he
just kick-starts Nassau's regener-
ation, is dependent on three key
steps.
First is the relocation of all


commercial shipping facilities to a
new port in southwestern New
Providence, followed by redevel-
oping the waterfront and the cre-
ation of a Business Improvement
District (BID) to promote down-
town's redevelopment. The buy-
in from all relevant stakeholders
will be critical.
To implement the project, the
Master Plan has been divided into
seven segments: Government
Green, Downtown Waterfront,
Arawak Cay and Beach, the Liv-
ing Waterfront, Potter's Cross-
ing, Fort Montagu, and
Streetscapes.
To reinforce the sense of
.Bahamian and Nassauvian cul-
ture, the master plan recomt-'
mended focusing on projects such
as the Junkanoo Cultural Centre,
Performing Arts Centre, Farmer's
Market and Fish Fry at Potter's
Cay.


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FIRST CLASS LICENSING SERVICES
P.O. BOX N-4136
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Phone: (242) 326-2669


St. Augustine's College



Is accepting applicationsfor the following position
2006 2007Academic Year


Spanish Teacher
One person to teach Spanish to grades seven
through twelve.


Mathematics
One person to teach Mathematics to all Grades seven through
eleven. Experience in preparing students for external
examinations (BJC, BGCSE & SAT) is a requirement

All applicants must hold a degree from an accredited Univer-
sity and a Teacher's Certificate or must have some teaching
experience. Two letters of reference, copies of all degrees and
certificates, proof of teaching experience and two passport size
photos should be submitted.
A commitment to the values of Catholic, Benedictine educa-
tion is expected of our teachers. Only those persons who have
no difficulty with Roman Catholic beliefs and teaching need
apply.
Please submit applications and required
documents to:

THE PRINCIPAL
ST. AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE
P.O.BOX N-3940
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
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THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2006, PAGE bb












DUNDAS TOWN CROWN ALLOTMENT,
DUNDAS TOWN ABACO

l i All that parcel of land having an area of 14,400 sq. ft. being a portion of the Dundas Town Crown allotment this land is rectangular in
1' L& vII shape with dimensions of 80 ft by 180. Located on the above mentioned lot is a concrete block structure with dimensions r f 27 x40.
This house is an approximate 30 year old single family, residence comprising of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining area and kitchen.
SThis house is in fairly good condition for its age with a projected future life of about 25 to 30 more years. The land rises above road level,
to a height in excess of approximately 15ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in an hurricane. The grounds are sparsely
landscaped.
Appraisal: $90,000.00
This house is located in Dundas Town Abaco which is adjacent to Marsh Harbour and is pgjnted white trimmed teal green.


LOT #7 EARLY SETTLERS DRIVE
S.I (Eleuthera)

All that lot of land and improvements having an area of 11,200 sq. ft. being #7 Early Settlers Drive, North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This property is comprised an incomplete two storey single family structure
consisting of approximately 2,255.92 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, dining, kitchen and
tv room.
Appraisal: $132,968.00



LOT 29 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

AIll that lot of land having an area of 15,950 sq. ft. being lot No. 29 of the subdivision known and designated as the Government
S Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the southern side of the town of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. Located on the subject
property is a block structure 32x34 plus an addition of wood partially completed being 29x5 the house is an approximate 25 yrs old
single family residence comprising of two bedrooms, one bathroom, living and dining rooms, and kitchen. The house is structurally sound
with the exception of the woodwork. The land rises above road level, to a height of approximately 15 ft and is 30 plus ft above sea level.
Appraisal: $130,000.00

u, i.... _* .. This property is located in the Government Subdivision in Marsh Harbour, Abaco and is painted blue trimmed white.


(Lot No. 42, Lower Bogue)
ELEUTHERA
SAIlll that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 42, comprising of
about 11,570 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 25 year old single story home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one incomplete),
front room, dining, kitchen and basement area. Total living area is approximately 1,703.66 sq. ft. and basement area about 144 sq. ft.
This home is in good condition. The land is flat and on a hill, and is clear of all debis. Area is complete with all goods, utilities and services
available.
Appraisal: $108,934.00
This property is situated on the northern side of the road leading to the public cemetery and approximately 66 ft westerly from the main Eleuthera
Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.



(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)
Tfi ELEUTHERA.

SAll that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of
about 34,210 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room,
dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room, with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
S car garage,.and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property
is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.
Appraisal: $235,638.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.


| Investment Opportunity Must Sell
JOHNSON'S HARBOUR VIEW ESTATES SUBDIVISION

All those piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements having an area of approximately 4,500 sq. ft. Being Lots 12E and 13W situated in the Johnson's
Harbour View Estates Subdivision on Harbour Island, North Eleuthera, Bahamas. This site encompasses a single storey apartment block that is
approximately 4 years old and consist of a living area of approximately 1,555.36 sq. ft. Each apartment contains 2-bedrooms, 1-full bathroom, front
room/dining in one, and kitchen. These apartments are fully furnished. The kitchen and bathrooms are complete with cabinets. There is a wooden
storage to the rear wood landing, and a wood decking to the back door entrance. This building is in good condition. The property is partially landscaped
with crab grass, and fiascos trees. All Utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $196,348.00
This said pieces, parcels or lot of land and improvements is situated in Johnson's Harbour View Estates subdivision, on Harbour Island, Eleuthera one
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


: | Lot No. 25 ORCHARD CLOSE SEA BREEZE
NASSAU

l^t1 p All that lot of land having an aproximate area of 5,000 sq. ft. more or less being lot 1 of the subdivision Orchard Close,situated at the southeastern
L ,' corner of Sea Breeze Lane and the roadway of Orchard Close about half mile west of Fox Hill Road, in the eastern District of New Providence,
Bahamas. This property encompasses a 16 year old single storey house with an attached 1-bedroom apartment is the principal improvement.
..... ~ The quality of construction is average and maintenance is fair, so the effective age of the building is 8 years, besides the apartment. The house
-- is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, livingroom dining room, kitchen a utility area and a covered area that is being used for the preparation


of Catered meals, also attached to the house is an open back patio, with concrete block railing and climate control is provided in tne nouse
by ducted central air-conditioning. The lot is completely enclosed, by chain link fencing in part and by concrete block walls and metal gate in
part. The grounds are fairly maintained, with minimal landscaping in place.
Appraisal: $183,430.00
Travel south on Bay Lily Drive turn right onto Sea Breeze Lane. Go to the 5th corner right, subject property, is 1st left painted white trimmed
white.




NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA), Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded, on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry
fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill
over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00


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THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 6B, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2006


Act 'not as comprehensive as it could have been'


FROM page one
standards for employee com-
pensation when a worker's job
was terminated.
Section 4 of the Act showed
that the did not prevent a work-
er's pursuit of greater rights or
better benefits provided to


him/her under any law, contract
of employment, custom or
arrangement.
The Court of Appeal ruled:
"It seems to us that the object
or purpose of this legislation
was to establish a formula for
compensating employees who
are terminated, without the


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ARJU

MANAGEMENT

INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named company is in
dissolution, which commenced on the 21st day of July 2006.
The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)
-


employee having to undertake
the burden of incurring the
expense of prosecuting a claim
for compensation at common
law for wrongful dismissal.
"The employee, if of the view
that he would not be adequate-
ly compensated under the
statute, could pursue his greater
rights for larger benefits at com-
mon law if he is so minded."
Mr Nutt yesterday told The
Tribune that the Court of
Appeal rulings had not cleared
up any confusion that existed
over the Employment Act and
the common law that comple-
ments it.
"Unfortunately, I don't think
it clarifies it," Mr Nutt said.
"What it does, it shows that.......
from the time this legislation
was passed, there are common
law avenues people can pur-
sue."
He explained that before the
Employment Act was enacted,


in cases involving allegations of
wrongful dismissal, there was a
"great range between the highs
and lows" awarded by different
judges when claims were
proven.
Now, even with the Employ-
ment Act in force, the Court of
Appeal ruling that employees
can pursue extra compensation
for their dismissal over and
above what they are entitled to
in the legislation means that
effectively nothing has changed.
"It really leaves an employer
in a situation of not knowing
what his liability could be, both
now and back then," Mr Nutt
said.
Generally, the higher the
position an employee holds, the
better the terms and conditions
of their employment, and there-
fore the more compensation
they were likely to earn from
their jobs being terminated.
Companies cannot avoid pay-


ing compensation above what
is required in the Act to
employees whose contracts and
terms of employment provide
for this. It was this category of
workers that is more likely to
pursue common law actions for
greater compensation than pro-
vided for by the Employment
Act.
However, Mr Nutt pointed
out that the Employment Act,
and its provisions relating to
terminating employment con-
tracts, had benefited Bahami-
an workers lower down the cor-
porate chain.
"Some employees on the bot-
tom rung of the ladder did not
get anywhere near the compen-
sation they have in the Act. The
Act provides for a much higher
level of compensation," Mr
Nutt said.
One possible obstacle to
employees using common law
to pursue greater compensation


and wrongful dismissal actions
is the potential cost they could
be saddled with if they fail to
prove their claim.
Unlike the Industrial Tri-
bunal, where both sides pay
their respective legal fees
regardless of the outcome, a
common law action would be
held before the Supreme Court.
If an employee failed to prove
their claim, they could have to
pay both sides' legal fees.
Mr Nutt told The Tribune
that the then government's
decision to shelve two out of
the five Labour Bills it planned
to introduce could have created
a "hole" causing problems with
the three Acts that were
passed.
He added that there other
parts in the Employment Act,
other than the common law
aspect, that were open to inter-
pretation and yet to be tested in
the courts.


Bahamas 'not ready' for outsourcing


FROM page one
outsourcing, and Mr Simon said
number and quality of highly-
skilled Bahamians would be key
to this nation's economic future.
"We haven't positioned our-
selves to take advantage of it,"
Mr Simon said. "We are an
expensive destination, and that
doesn't play to our advantage
on the surface, but there are
niche markets the Bahamas can
target for outsourcing."
The Chamber's executive
director added that while India
had traditionally been the main
beneficiary from outsourcing,
attracting IT, textile and manu-
facturing industries diue to its
highly educated, well-skilled
and relatively cheap labour
force, other nations were also
now starting to benefit.
Apart from China, Jamaica
had made "some inroads" into
attracting call centres to estab-
lish themselves within its bor-
ders.
Mr Simon said: "I don't see
why we can't do the same [as
Jamaica]. There are some obsta-
cles in terms of expense, but the
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based companies.
"I believe there is the poten-
tial for outsourcing, call centres,
offshore services for the
Bahamas and Bahamian com-
panies."
Outsourcing and offshoring
had been, happening for
decades, Mr Simon said, point-
ing out that many Bahamas-
based banks had sent adminis-
trative, back office functions to
be performed in other countries,
where they could be performed
more efficiently and cheaply..
They felt their needs were not
being met in the Bahamas.
Mr Simon said the Bahamas'
ability to compete was directly
linked to the quality of its work-
force, and tha availability in
sufficient numbers of Bahami-
ans with the correct skills.
"If it [the necessary work-
force] doesn't exist, businesses
will not develop or companies
will have to apply for increasing
numbers of work permits," Mr
Simon said. "We have to be
prepared to take advantage of
the opportunities."
Describing education as "the
key that will start the engine",
Mr Simon said: "Something
needs taabe done. We are in a
state of crisis in education."
He added that this was not
just a government problem, but
that everyone had a part to play
in addressing the issues "in a
comprehensive manner".
Any plan to tackle the
Bahamas' educational deficien-
cies, Mr Simon said, had to be
directly linked with a plan and
vision for the Bahamas' future,
and not "take place in a vacu-
um".
Brian Nutt, the Bahamas
Employers Confederation's
(BECon) president, said that


businesses were increasingly
establishing virtual offices, with
support systems and telephone
hotlines increasingly manned
by staff based in another coun-
try.
"This is something the
Bahamas has to figure out how
to deal with," Mr Nutt said.
"This is something filtering
down to small companies, with
the transfer of information over
the Internet.
"You are not going to be
guaranteed that work supposed
to be done in this country actu-
ally is."
The BECon president added
that he felt the Bahamas had
"missed the boat when it comes
to the Internet", as it could have
used its tax neutral platform to
attract computer programmers,
software developers and web
designers to establish them-
selves in this nation.
"We really should have con-
centrated on the Internet indus-
try and brought those people
in. It would have proven so ben-
eficial to us," Mr Nutt added.
"This would have allowed
Bahamians to become adept
and really become involved in
*it." .
Ultimately,IT and the Inter-
net, coupled with outsourcing
trends, mean that the National
Investment Policy and work
permit system are becoming
increasingly less useful as pro-
tectionist tools to safeguard jobs
for Bahamians.
In a recent newsletter, the
Fidelity Group of Companies
said Bahamians had to stop
thinking that their Bahamian
nationality was enough in itself
to secure them a job, as out-
sourcing and offshoring meant
there were thousands of Eng-
lish-speaking persons who could


take their jobs without needing
to obtain a work permit.
Fidelity said: "We hope that
the Government takes a long
and hard look at our deterio-
rating social infrastructure. Our
schools are in a dire state, and
our ability to compete with
three billion new workers who
have entered the global job
market, thanks to the Internet,
is non-existent......."
Fidelity described a "sub-
stantial portion" of the Bahami-
an economy as being vulnerable
to outsourcing trends, especial-
ly given the relatively high oper-
ating costs in this nation.
"We need to equip our chil-
dren to compete on a global
platform," Fidelity said.
"We cannot compete if we
believe that a D+ is a passing
grade for the BGCSE. We can-
not compete if parents are not
engaged, teachers are poorly
paid and physical infrastructure
is in shambles. We cannot com-
pete if the cost per unit of pro-
duction is high.
"These are conversations we
must have. The Government
needs to engage Bahamians in
discussing this issue and draw
up a blueprint on how the
Bahamas will compete in the
new cyber age, where sovereign
borders will be amorphous and
where low cost and high pro-
ductivity will be thekey to sus-
tainable competitive advan-
tage."
Rick Lowe, an executive with
the Nassau Institute think-tank,
said offshoring, did not n-cos-
sarily result in job losses fc;: i
economy.
Pointing to the US expert:
ence, he said' that while some
retraining might be necessary,
employment overall had not
declined.


The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following
position:


CASHIER

Serves a Collection Clerk with responsibility for collecting Consular fees in accor-
dance with specific guidelines.

The position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

A high school diploma
- One year of experience in performing basic cashiering and clerical functions.
Must have a good working knowledge of an electronic cash register.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Must have the ability to identify fake monetary instruments, meet deadlines in
a timely manner and work independently with minimum supervision.

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:

The successful candidate will be offered an excellent compensation package includ-
ing performance-based incentives, medical and dental insurance, life insurance,
pension and opportunities for training and development.

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are eligible for
employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Application forms are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
at the security area of the American Embassy, Queen Street. Completed applica-
tions should be returned to the Embassy; addressed to the Human Resources Office
no late than Thursday, August 31, 2006.


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For direct entry into a two-year BEC Engineer-In-Training Programme,
applicants must have the minimum qualification of a Bachelors Degree in
Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, from an accredited University with a
grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

As BEC supplies and maintains electricity throughout the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, candidates who successfully complete the Engineer in Training
Programme, may be posted in the New Providence and or the Family Islands
Operations which will be based on the Corporation's manpower needs.

Application forms can be collected from BEC's Head Office located at Blue
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collect these forms from their local BEC office in their respective districts.
Applications should be returned completed with all the supporting
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excellent interpersonal skills and a range of management,
supervisory and accounting experiences.

Principal Duties: The duties of the post will include establishing
and implementing accounting and financial control policies and
procedures; ensuring the proper maintenance of the internal
accounting systems and records for external auditing; ensuring
the maintenance of the general ledger and the bank reconcilia-
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receivables and revenue collection.

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relevant experience in accounting and financial matters.

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benefits package and opportunities for further training and devel-
opment are excellent. Starting salary will be commensurate with
relevant experience.

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PM's comments fuel speculation over resorts


FROM page one
Mr Christie said the decision
will be closely tied to a success-
ful conclusion of the Royal
Oasis sale.
Two of the projects involve
the sale of resorts, while anoth-
er involves Lehman Brothers
participating in the financing of
an investment in another resort.
The Tribune had been told
earlier this year that Kerzner
International, owner of Paradise
Island's Atlantis and One &
Only Ocean Club Resorts, was
seeking to acquire the Paradise
Island Harbour Resort.
The latter denied this at the
time, while Kerzner Interna-


tional executives contacted by
The Tribune said they had no
knowledge of any deal in the
works.
However, The Tribune
understands that personnel
employed on construction work
at the Atlantis Phase III devel-
opment have been involved in
surveying work and other pre-
liminary activity on the Paradise
Island Harbour Resort proper-
ty in recent days.
Kerzner International and
Lehman Brothers/Driftwood
have conducted business before,
the former last year purchasing
the Hurricane Hole Marina,
associated real estate proper-
ties, and seven acres of land


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from the pair for a purchase
price around $25 million.
Kerzner International would
thus be a logical buyer for the
Paradise Island Harbour
Resort, which could be used as
part of any Phase IV expansion
plan for the island.
Final due diligence on the
Royal Oasis is being conduct-
ed between a "Florida-based
company", World Investment
Holdings, and Lehman Broth-
ers' private equity arm. The
final details are still being
worked out.
The Tribune reported on
Monday that World Investment
Holdings, which plans to close
the Royal Oasis purchase for
around $40 million and invest
$170 million to upgrade it to
five-star status, is now waiting
on Lehman Brothers' private
equity arm to produce evidence


of clear title to the still-closed
Grand Bahama resort before
the deal closes.
The purchase has a 60-day
window in which to close.
The investors in World
Investment Holdings include
Seyed Moghani, an Iranian by
birth who has owned and man-
aged 12 Holiday Inn-branded
properties. He said he had also
developed low cost housing,
and now owns a warranty insur-
ance company, believed to be
called American Premier
Group.
The other investors in World
Investment Holdings include
Keith St Clair, chief executive of
Coral Gables-based Internet
travel agency, TraveLeaders, a
father-and-son duo who are
both called Fernando Alvarez,
and Idalberto Rodriguez.
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NOTICE


IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN JACOB
CONRAD late of 1933 6th Line in the
Town of Innisfil in the County of Simcoe,
Province of Ontario in the Dominion of
Canada, 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 14th day of September,
2006, after which date the Executors will
proceed to distribute the assets having re-
gard only to the claims of which he shall
then have had notice.


AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are re-
quested to make full settlement on or before
the date hereinbefore mentioned.


HIGGS & JOHNSON
Attorneys for the Executor
Chambers
P.O.Box N-3247
Ocean Centre
Montagu Foreshore
East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas


Bahamian partner is Lawrence
Chisholm & Associates, an
architectural and planning firm
based on Elizabeth Avenue in
Nassau. The company will be
the lead architect and planner in
the investors' bid to revive the
Royal Oasis, once the deal is
closed.
Mr Christie said that in mak-
ing his decision over the three
projects, he will take into
account the success of the Roy-
al Oasis sale.
Lehman Brothers' private
equity arm was the financial
backer for Driftwood
(Freeport), lending it $25 mil-
lion to acquire the Royal Oasis
and investing a further $70 mil-
lion to upgrade the property.
The .private equity firm
became the Royal Oasis de fac-
to owner as a result of the mort-
gage and debenture it held on


the property, and was the main
player along with the Govern-
ment and potential buyers in
talks involving its sale.
The Royal Oasis's fate has
frequently been embroiled in
controversy, due to the $22 mil-
lion that Driftwood (Freeport)
owed to Bahamian creditors
when it closed the property, and
the lengthy negotiations to
resolve its fate.
In addition, the Government
had to step in and pay the for-
mer Royal Oasis employees
their due severance pay after
the resort's owners did not pay
up.
In the Royal Oasis sale
process, Lehman Brothers has
diligently and legally looked
after its own interests, playing
'hardball' to secure the best pos-
sible price, which would enable
it to settle any debts.


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SG Hambros, part of SG Private Baro-',e_ is a private bank providing
a comprehensive wealth management service with offices in the UK,
Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and The Bahamas.
SG Hambros is currently looking to recruit a manager to supervise the
assistant private bankers. You will also be required to set up this new
function which will comprise of the following responsibilities.


* -i,, private bankers aind
investment Managemento
* provide banking se-rvices to
the Trust & Fiduciary Services.
Department
* lialse with cOunierparties for
portfolio transfers
* liaise with external investmearn
rranagers and biokers on third
party !rades
. liaise with hack office on open
issues. couDorate actions, general
queries.
The role will entail supervisory and
training function and : .. i "
policies and procedures are being
updated and conm.plied with by all
siRafl i mnm'rs,.
You should ideally:
* hold a Bachelor's Degre.e in
Banking & Finance, and have
at stlist 5 yieais (xpernenc in
Private Banking and Secuiilies
* have good working lInowi''ye of
'-reicis aid Sparnish


" have the capacity to learn quickly
and in an independent manner
* have broad knowledge of banking
procedures and processes
" excellent written skills (experience
iil wriiinq procedures). The ability
to comn:iunicate well with clients
is essenhai
" advanced Excel skills including
formul!ae, c"np!eix orm creation.
r and a keen sense of business
awareiress.
t'e position offers an attractive
salary arid benefits package.
Applications should be submitted to
Ithe following address. b' close of
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SG Hambros Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) L invited
PO Box N7789
Nassau
Bahamas
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PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, LEEKY HYPOLYTE.
of Allen Drive, off Carmichael Road, Nassau Bahamas,
intend to change my name to LEEKY EUGENE. 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 SS-19478, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.


Administrative Assistant the successful candidate must have:-
* High School Diploma, however an Associates Degree is
preferred
* Good writing and communication skills
* A working knowledge of Microsoft word (computer literate)}
* Ability to work independently, keep organized and multi task
* Bahamian citizenship


Messenger/File Clerk
* Valid drivers license
* High School Diploma
* Computer literate
* Bahamian citizenship


Applicants can mail their resumes to:
The Manager
P.O.Box CB-11901
Nassau, The Bahamas


CLE/QUI/01317 "" ........ .......2005":
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Side

NOTICE
THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1959

The Petition of PHILIP ANDREW ALBURY SR.,, PHILIP
ANDREW JR. AND CELIA ALBURY of the Settlement of
Marsh Harbour, in the Island of Abaco, on of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising 7.739 acres
being a portion of Grant B-88 granted to john Sweeting and
situate in the Town of Marsh Harbour in the Island of Abaco
one of the Islands of the Conmmonwealth of.the Bahanas which
said piece, parcel or lot of land is bounded on the EAST by the
Sea of Abaco and running thereon One Hundred and Twenty
Five and Sixty-two Hundredths (125.62) feet and on the EAST
SOUTH by the Sea of Abaco and running thereon Seventy-
two and Nineteen Hundredths (72.19) feet and SOUTHWEST
by land now or formerly the property of the Estates of the late
Howard Sweeting and running One Thousand and Sixty-three
and Forty Hundredths (1.763.40) feet on the WEST by land
now or formerly the property of the Estate of Milton Kenneth
Sweeting and running thereon One Hundred and Seventy-eight
Hundredths (178.68) feet and on the NORTHWEST by land
now or formerly of Audrey Roberts and running thereon One
thousand Seven Hundred and Three and Forty-eight
Hundredths (1,703.48) feet.

The Petitioners, PHILIP ANDREW ALBURY JR. AND
CELIA ALBURY, claim to be the owners in a fee simple
estate in possession of the pieces parcels or lots of land
hereinbefore described and the Petitioners have made
application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas under S.3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have
their title to the said land and investigated and under the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared, by a Certificate of
Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of the said Act.

Copies of the plan may be inspected during
normal office hours at:-

(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court, Second Floor.
Ansbacher Building, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO.. Equity
House, Mount Royal Avenue North, (Hawkins Hill), Nassau.
Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right
of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the
said Petition shall on or before the 23rd November, 2006 file in
the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or undersigned a
Statement of Claim in the prescribed form verified be an
Affidavit to be filled therewith. Failure of any such person to
file and serve a Statement of Claim on or before the 23rd
November, 2006 will operate as a bar to such claim.

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
Chambers,
Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau,Bahamas


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LAKESHORE INVEST
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) LAKESHORE INVEST & TRADE LTD. is in
voluntary dissolution under the provisions of
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 22nd August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Blue Seas
Administration Ltd. 4th Floor, The Bahamas Financial
Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets,
Nassau, Bahamas.
Dated this 24nd day of August, A.D. 2006
Blue Seas Administration Ltd.
Liquidator


The Burns House Group
of companies

Career Opportunity

Burns House Limited invites applications for the position of
SOFTWARE APPLICATION ANALYST/DEVELOPER

Applicant should have
Bachelor's Degree in I T relatedfield

* Experience with accounting and inventory management
software (installation, configuration and user training)
* Ability to analyze business needs to meet user
requirements
* Familiarity with environments and business processes,
commonly used in a corporate environment
* Good working knowledge of Microsoft SQL, Access
and Crystal Reports
* Work experience with various database interfaces
* Excellent interpersonal and writing skills, strong
attention to detail'

Interested persons please fax resume to:
Human Resources Manager
S(242) 326-6655
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MANAGER- INSPECTIONS

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas, a statutory agency responsible for regulating the
Investment Funds, Securities and Capital Markets in the Bahamas through its administration of
the Securities Legislation (the Investment Funds Act, 2003 (IFA) and Securities Industry Act,
1999 (SIA), is seeking candidates for the f lluow ing position:

Responsibilities:
Planning and conducting on-site inspections of registered securities market participants,
including investment fund administrators, broker-dealers, securities investment advisors,
securities exchanges, and public companies to determine compliance with the Securities
Legislation and Financial Transactions Reporting Act.
Identifying and reporting breaches in legislation / policies and administration practices to
Legal Counsel for enforcement.
Managing the affairs of market participants and the Inspections Department.
Providing accounting advice and support, as required, to all departments within The
Commission.

Qualifications and Experience:
Qualified Accountant with a minimum qualification of a Bachelor's degree in
Accounting or Finance (Master's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred)
5-7 years experience in auditing or public accounting
Working knowledge of the securities industry and the relevant legislation

Competencies:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficient in computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word
and Excel)
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
Ability to work well independently, as well as in a team
Innovation and creativity in problem solving
Highly self-motivated with a keen interest in developing expertise in the capital markets
Ability to multi-task

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a comprehensive
benefits package. Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:
MANAGER CORPORATE AFFAIRS
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS
P. O. BOX N-8347
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Fax: 356-7530
E-Mail: info@scb.gov.bs

Deadline for applications is September 1", 2006


SECRETARIAL POSITION


The Professional Engineer's board has an

immediate opening for one Secretary/

Administrative Assistant.



Minimum Requirements:


* High School Diploma, however, an Associates Degree
is preferred with a minimum experience of two years
working in a similar environment.
* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to multi task and keep organized records in a
dynamic environment.
* Demonstration of professionalism an courteousness in
answering telephone calls and interacting with
members of the general public and technical
professions.
* Progressive and reponsive personality a plus.
* Basic familiarity with the Engineer's Act 2004 a plus
but not required.

Qualified persons should reply with resume, cover letter, and three
references to:


csb@coralwave.com or;
The Professional Engineer's Board
P.O.Box N-3817
Nassau, N. P.,Bahamas


The Professional Engineer's Board is an Equal
Opportunity Employer


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Residents must play part in Freeport


JOB DESCRIPTION
Reports to the Chief Financial Officer & CEO
Maintain general ledgers to preserve the integrity
and accuracy of financial Statements.
Assist in the preparation of financial statements.
Maintain accounting files, and analyze accounting
records
Special projects as needed
Perform other related duties as necessary, including
general clerical duties as related to position
Any other duties assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Associate degree in Accounts or 5 years
experience.
Must be mature, enthusiastic, able to work with
little to no supervision and willing to learn
Computer literate
Good organization and communication skills a
must
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent work ethic and attitude (team spirit)
Must be detail-oriented.'

Interested persons must submit a resume to the
following address no later than August 31, 2006:

Human Resources Department
P.O.Box CB-11444
Nassau, Bahamas
Email:kkerr@wemcosecurity.com or fax: 325-6175



ESTATE OF DAVID

STAFFORD

MORRISON
Late of Coral Harbour in the
Western District of the Island of
New Providence

Notice is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the
above Estate are required to send their names,
addresses and particulars of the debts or
claims certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before the 3rd October, A.D., 2006
required, to prove such debts or claims, or in
default be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made before such debts or claims
are proved: after the above date the Executor
will distribute the assets having regard only to
the proved debts or claims of which he shall
have notice.


And Notice is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to
make full settlement on or before
3rd October, 2006.



McKINNEY, BANCROFT & HUGHES
Attorney for the Executor
Mareva House
4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas


FROM page one
abdicate this responsibility to
the Port Authority, or to Cab-
inet, or to the Office of the
Prime Minister, or to the Mem-
bers of Parliament. The Port
Authority is not a paternalis-
tic philanthropic charity. It is
legitimately here to make a
profit for its shareholders,
whilst at the same time having
regulatory and developmental
duties."
He added: "If we do not
take responsibility for our-
selves, our community, our
environment and our home,
and participate in the process
and sit at the Round Table as
equal partners, then we can-
not expect the Port Authority
or the central government to
look after our interests. Cer-


tainly, we cannot complain
when they are obviously sim-
ply looking out for their own
interests."
Mr Smith said the Port
Authority, its licensees, gov-
ernment and Freeport and
Grand Bahama residents need-
ed to work together to plan and
create the community they
wanted.
It would not be a 'company
town', he added, but one that
belonged to all and not just the
Port Authority.
Among the issues about
Freeport's that needed to be
debated, Mr Smith said, were
the Port Authority's rights,
responsibilities, regulatory and
developmental duties, and the
rights and entitlements of
licensees.
Mr Smith questioned who


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 OF 2000)

BRIGHTHORN PROPERTIES LIMITED


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act, No.45 of 2000, the
Dissolution of BRIGHTHORN PROPERTIES LIMITED has
been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck of the Register. The date
of completion of the dissolution was August 1, 2006.





Ms. Alrena Moxey
Liquidator


was responsible for adminis-
tering the Health and Safety
at Work Act 2002 in
Freeport.
He added: "How much does
the Port Authority earn in-
licence fees? Service charges?
Waste management charges?
Water rates? Power rates? Is
there a Public Utilities Com-
mission that sets rates for
Freeport? If so, who is it? If not,
why not?
"How much revenue gets put
back into public infrastructure
and amenities?
"Can the Port Authority
charge any amount for license
fees? Can the Port Authority
legally refuse you a licence? If
so, on what grounds? Does cen-
tral government have a right to
veto licences? If so, which gov-
ernment agency? Is it legal to


discriminate between Bahamnianu
and non-Bahamian licence
applicants?"
He added: "How much does
central government earn in tax
es each year from Grandi
Bahama? Is it $150 Million'!-
($13 Million per month.,
$433,333 per day, $18,000 per
hour, $300 per second) Is i-'
more? Is it less? Why are such
figures not disclosed to the Lta
paying public'? Why do they
earn anything at all in a 'Tax
Free Zone'? Where does ;!ll Ilh
money go?"
Another issue was fo,
Freeport to decide on the kinds
of real estate development i
wanted, Mr Smith said, and who
conducted due diligence on
developers and enforced real
estate and timeshare rre o -
tions.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that DURONA JOSEPH OF PRINCE
CHARLES, 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 17TH day of AUGUST,.
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, CHRISTOPHER JAMES
MAEDOWS of Watlings Street, The Grove, Nassau, Bahamas,
intend to change my to CHRISTOPHER JAMES GRIFFITH.
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
NOTICE is hereby given that JENESSA FERGUSON OF ROMER
STREET, FOX HILL, P.O. BOX EE-15676, 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 24TH day of AUGUST, 2006 to .the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that SINTALISE ROMEUS, OF LILLY
OF THE VALLEY CORNER, 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 24th day of August, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


GN 388



MINISTRY OF FINANCE
TENDER


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, VELANDE GELIN of Key
West Street, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my to
VELANDE AUGUSTIN. 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
NOTICE is hereby given that ROBERT BAPTISTE OF SOUTH
BEACH, 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 17TH day of AUGUST,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that JOMANN DONAWA, 2775
SW 2ND ST., DELRAY BEACH, Ft. U.S.A., 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 24th day of August, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that CLAUDE DONAWA, JR., 2775
SW 2ND ST., DELRAY BEACH, FL. U.S.A., 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 24th day of August, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


HELP WANTED IM MEDIA TEL Y

Administrative Assistant
We have an immediate need for and individual seeking a. challenging career
as an Administrative Assistant. The position involves a variety of duties in a
great work environment. Detailed-oriented, good organizational skills and the
ability to multi-task will be keys to success in this dynamic organization. Will be
responsible for supporting the CEO. The ideal candidate will be highly polished
and who has excellent communications skills and grammatical skills, and will
have a high level of interaction with clients. This is a high visibility position
that requires a solid back ground as an Executive Assistant. If you have a great
personality and are interested in this position, apply today. Knowledge of MS
Word, Excel and Access required. Typing 80-160 wpm and 3-5 years experience
a plus.
Research Officer
Must have a solid appreciation of the geography and history of The Bahamas
and possess a proven record in research and the ability to present research in
written reports in a professional and timely manner.
Field Manager
A hands-on administrator with a back ground in building construction. Ability to
read plans and supervise on site construction teams. Must be willing to travel to
Family Islands to oversee projects.
Project Officer
This candidate will coordinate analysis and make recommendations to the
management and client on feasibility of projects. Must have a background
in determining strengths and weaknesses of projects and make necessary
recommendations for corrective action or enhancing project strengths.
Client Relations Agents
Must possess a strong back ground in marketing, with emphasis on sales and
public relations. The successful candidate will be required to make presentations
to the company's current and potential clients and must be able to effectively sell
the company's products and services. Experience in marketing retail, financial
services and real estate is a plus.
Retail Sales Representativest
Must have experience working in a retail establishment. Must be articulate, like
people, and have a strong back ground in customer relations. Experience in the
hardware and furniture business will be a plus.
Please, send your resume with remuneration requirements to arrive not later than
September 1, 2006 to:

Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-7790
Nassau, N.P., Bahamas


Wellcraft
25"
1993
2 Inboard
WELC7479D393


The Bahamas Customs Department is pleased to
invite tenders for the above captioned vessel.

The vehicle can be viewed by contacting the
Investigation Section, Customs House, lThomps)o
Blvd, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

Tenders marked "25 Wellcraft" should be received
no later than 5pm on th 14th September, 2006.

The comptroller reserves the right to reject Ainy i
all tenders.


Make:
Length:
Year:
Engine:
Serial #:


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well at the highest levsils oi( 'ir gar ne
certainly are daen'ving,[ e moni"-t
tions they lhire earned. -iut the
chances are that if you watched a top
expert play, you would nrot be greatly
impressed.
The fact is that an expert seldom
does anything sensational. His most
valuable trait is that he rarely makes
a mistake. The ability to play one
session after another without erring
is his :locl. in trade, but it does not


induce kibitzers to, stand up and.
cheer.
Take this deal from a national
championship. South was in four
spades, and West led a heart. East
took his A-K and returned a heart,
won by declarer with the jack. South
played the ace of clubs, ruffed a club
and cashed the ace of diamonds.
Next came the jack of spades, which
lost to West's king. When West
returned a club, declarer ruffed and
easily took the rest.
What did South do that was
extraordinary? On the face of it,
nothing. He had to lose two hearts
and a spade and he lost them. Yet,
upon closer study, South did .some-
thing really good, and if he hadn't
done it, he would have gone down.
He made the key play of cashing the
ace of diamonds before taking' the
itump finesse.
LI say he hadn't done this.
that after he ruffed a club at
u 1.. t v, he had next led the jack of
spades, losing to the king.
West would then have returned a
diamond, and the contract would
have been lost. South would have
been unable to lead from dummy
without losing a second trump trick
to West's ten, and ,he would have
gone down one. Giant oaks from tiny
acoms grow.


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once only. Each must contain the
centre letter and there must be
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plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET,
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ACROSS
Extent of one's ambitions? (5)
What to wear for noisy music? (5)
A singtilarly glassy looking thing
(7)
Take up physical training after
some fuss (5)
.Swift creation of crude type (5)
Yes, Sarah has fibrel (5)
Sweet wine will spoil most salad
(7)
Back us with many an amount of
money (3)
This lets me out (4)
Is able to imitate something
tasteful (6)
If its untrue, hiss a politician (5)
To fine leg? (6)
In a rage, you'll find me out to do
wrong! (4)
A fishy, slippery type (3)
What Ron East became (7)
A good line sold out (5)
He, having returned, is in the lab
(5)
Good place for a pop group (5)
Nominally, he's more wary than
zanyl (7)
Hang up, craftily (5)
One woodenly supporting an
artist's views? (5)


DOWN
2 Character crazyto make the most
movies? (3,3)
3 The tax I'mto send (6)
4 Totally friendless youngster (3)
5 Her boy gets an excellent rise (5)
6 Being giddy, rush off (7)
7 Genuine fire alarm component (4)
8 Concoct something good in one
brilliant stroke (4,2)
12 Tales rewritten instone (5)
13 Confuse me with ridiculous Regl
(5)
14 Competitor's right to take part in
camivals (5)
15 Wild boast of something afoot? (5)
16 You need cash to feed one (5)
18 Eric, upset by the sad ending,
burst into tears! (5)
19 Academic's companion absorbed
in an astronomic system! (7)
21 Smoothly played by tie alto, for
instance? (6)
22 More than one part of Malaysia?
(6)
23 Figures the female's out to be
tractable (6)
25 A good deal of sense (5)
26 That of the paste packet? (4)
28 Source of t( metal for a gold key?
(3)


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ACROSS: 4, Op.-pose 7, Ter-minus 8, Curios 10, Grass 13, Hank 14, Sump 15, Mars
16, Kip 17, Open 19, Unit 21, Found-ered 23, Pa-NS 24, Ores 26, Old 27, Hour 29,
Thu-G 32, Felt 33, Isere 34, Safari 35, Victoria 36, Revere
DOWN: 1, Stags 2, Cream 3, Kiss 4, OS-car 5, Park 6, Stop it 9, U-nsur-e 11, Rub
12, Spoon 13, Hand-out 15, Men 16, Kid 18, Pusher 20, Nests 21, F-ad 22, Err 23,
Please 25, (h-)Our 28, O-live 30, Henry 31, Get at 32, FA-me 33, lota

EASY SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 4, Resort 7, Retrieve 8, Sadist 10, Steer 13, Mine 14, Turn 15, Want 16,
Wit 17, Duet 19, Rhea 21, Fortified 23, Iowa 24, Name 26, Err 27, Need 29, Drag
32, Muse 33, Aside 34, Unless 35, Activate 36, Occupy
DOWN: 1, Trust 2, Utter 3, Tier 4, Resin 5, Side 6, Russia 9, Antrim 11, Tub 12,
Endow 13, Matinee 15, Wet 16, Wed 18, Uranus 20, Heeds 21, For 22, Fad 23,
Ironic 25, Lad 28, Essay 30, Rival 31, Genes 32, Menu 33, Acid


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Airship (7)
Country (5)
Sing (5)
Pained sound
(5)
Discloses (7)
Poem (3)
Second-hand
(4)
Invent (6)
Type (5)
Infuriates (6)
Peaked cap (4)
Shelter (3)
Rotating rod
(7)
Injures (5)
Crazy (5)
Representative
(5)
Via (7)
Untidy (5)
Anaesthetic (5)


DOWN
2 River (6)
3 Calmed down
(6)
4. Male (3)
5 Insults (5)
6 Travels (7)
7 Soon (4)
8 Tills (6)
12 Pastes (5)
13 Rustic (5)
14 Margin (5)
15 Lubricated (5)
16 Creepy (5)
18 DiscaLds (5)
19 Bad tempered
()
21 Nullify (6)
22 Chess piece
(6)
23 Thrust (6)
25 Backless seat
(5)
26 Strikes (4)
28 Eon (3)


Tribune

Horoscope


By LINDA BLACK

THURSDAY,
AUGUST 24
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Stop worrying about what you can't
change, Aries. Focus your attention
on those things that are in your con-
trol, like your finances. Start saving
for a big purchase.
TAURI IS Apr 21/May 21
Hold onto your hat, Taurus; things
are going to be a whirlwind this
week. Many people will be vying for
your time, and you'll need to sched-
ule most of them in.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Think hard before you give a friend
advice, Gemini. Are you voicing your ,'
opinion because you care, or do you'.
have an ulterior motive? Don't cause
added problems.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Things are I.jking :p, Caml-ir. You
just need to hacg in these a little while
longer to ride uoxt a storm that has'been
brewing. Friends and family are a con-
tinued source of support.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
You can't always get what you want,
Leo, but this week thingss seem' to
fall into place. Your every desire is
granted, almost as if a fairy god-
mother is watching over you.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
The old adage says, "look before /
you leap," and it's particularly true
for you this week, Virgo. Before
jumping into a new relationship,
examine all the sides.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Your romantic partner thinks a break
is in order, Libra. You're not that
inclined to agree, but will go ahead
with the plan anyway to keep con-
versations peaceful.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You have a new outlook on life,
Scorpio, and it's a positive one.
Things seem awfully manageable
and within reach. Right now is a time
to realize your dreams.
SAGITARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Mediation is no longer an option
for a relationship that cannot be
salvaged, Sagittarius. Cut your ties
and do so quickly. The neater the
loose ends the better.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You've been the center of a conflict
between two people, Capricorn.
While you thought you were acting
correctly, you've actually been self-
ish in your persuits.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Make time for romance with your
partner, Aquarius. He or she needs
sonic alone time with you. If you're
not attached, now is the time to seek
out a new mate.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20
You're feeling better than ever,
Pisces. Build upon your burst of
energy by starting a new project
around the house.


CHESSby-genar Sarde


Larry Evans v Dan E Mayers,
simultaneous match, Las Vegas
2006. Millionaire Mayers, who
resided for many years near
Tunbridge Wells, is a sprightly
84-year-old who lives by a
fitness regimen based on 200
daily health-food tablets plus
regular skiing. He is a former
British senior champion and
competes annually in the world-
title contest for over-sixties.
Remarkably, too, in his eighties
he has scalped several masters
and even grandmasters, in blitz
and simultaneous chess. He
already has victories over the
Polgar sisters and US GM Dmitri
Gurevich, and today's diagram
is his latest achievement, a
point against a former US
champion. How did Black (to
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better for the CVC


L COOKING around
inside the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium, people can
pick, choose and refuse a seat as
they watch the XI Caribbean
Volleyball Championships.
That's because the fans' par-
ticipation since the tournament
got started on Sunday has not
been what the Bahamas Vol-
leyhall Federation had envi-
sioned.
It would appear that there are
almost as many persons who
have been accredited with free
Passes attending the games as
those persons who are patron-
ising the gate.
That certainly doesn't look
good, considering the fact that
the fans are being treated to
some high qualify of volleyball
action on the court in both the
men and women's divisions.
Maybe the federation should
not have signed on with ZNS
to carry the championship live
on radio and television because
There are too many persons who
have decided to stay away and
tune in instead.
Maybe, the federation should
Shave reduced the prices on the
tickets so that they can lure


TS I body inside watching.
S B Nvf Maybe, the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Housing
could have helped by providing
tickets to the various affiliated
sporting associations and fed-
erations to send their member-
ship out in droves in support.
.There are so many things that
could have happened to ensure
that there are more persons sit-
.' s. -" ling or standing in the gym,
Cheering the players on.
But we have to face reality.
S" T' he reality is that volleyball
has suffered drastically in New
Providence over the last few
years, not only in the fan base,
but in the participation of the
players.
The federation itself is just
trying to close a gap that has
hurt the national programme
for quite some time in that there
were no players in place to take
-- - over from the veterans, who
O PIN O N have moved onto the sidelines.
These crop of players cur-
rcntly playing on the national
iMrs r <`.,, ....... .-'-'* !~ teamn clearly represents the
future of the sport. So it may
not be appropriate to look for
more persons into the gym; instant success because we are
especially during the day ses- hosting the tournament.,
sions when Ihere is hardly any- All of the visiting teams have


a good mixture of youth and
experience and that has helped
them to perform at such a high
level.
We've gone mostly with.


before you sow. Our player
going to have to endure
growing pains that come
their maturity.
However, that doesn't n


"There are so many things
that could have happened to
ensure that there are more
persons sitting or
standing in the gym,
cheering the players on."


young players, except for the
women's team's reliance on
Jackie Conyers to perform mir-
acles. It's going to take time for
this team to succeed.
Yes, the majority of the play-
ers have achieved success as
many of the junior national
teams.
But this is a different ball
game.
The senior and junior levels
can be compared to planting a
seed. You don't expect to reap


that the public should not c
ouit and support the player
going to be tough for bot
them to get into the m
round.
So we need to see n
Bahamians coming out ani
ing up the seats. If you're a
leyball fanatic or a sports er
siast, then the Kendal Is
Gymnasium is the place
want to be before the cha
onships conclude on Satu
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ST. PAUL'S Baptist Fox
Hill served notice that that as
the new kid on the block, they
intend to make some waves
in the Baptist Sports
Council's Joann Webb Soft-


ball League.
St. Paul's :ik ,li 1)f [ll the sc;i
son on Saturday :i! 11 ( ,i I l ,
W. Saundlers 1I ghi school,
Jean Streel will' 14-5 roiut
over Golden .'1 ;3 Nlive
Baptist Chui I'.
In anotl'' '! I's ,ariic


M BASKETBALL
BAIN/GRANTS TOWN TOURNEY
SENATOR Rev. Dr. CB Moss is invitiilg p'r,"'; i.t.r-
ested in helping to form a basketball leagoi iu the H:in &
Grants Town area to attend a meeting tonighltl Ithe Mil. (Olive
Baptist Church on Meadow & August;) St itI, sterling ;at
7:30pm.
Moss said the intention is not to just put i h'r clbll
tournament. Instead, he said he wants to haIve a-: in g jinie
sustainable in place in which the community lic i i i i
over a longer period of time.
Whenever the league gets started, Moss said Ile inlte.ion i'v
to host junior mini and super mini ladies. scnii( meni and
.golden oldies divisions.
The intent is for the league to be played ever\ i,;v :ir'n ;,t
urday night at the four parks that are h'.:lc 1 i; '; i'.
Grants Town area.


played, Calvary Bible pulled
off a big 19-14 slug-fest over
Transfiguration and in a 15-
and-under game, Golden
Gates knocked off Macedo-
nia 15-6.
Here's a summary of the
games played:
St. Paul's 14, Golden Gates
5: Rodney Hanna went 3-for-
4 with a pair of runs batted in
(RBIs) and scored once; Rev.
Stanford Davis was 3-for-3
with an RBI and three runs
scored; Wesley Forbes was 2-
for-3 with an RBI and two
runs scored; Shervin Brown
2-for-23 with an RBI and run
scored and George Burrows
2-for-3 with an RBI and two
runs scored.
Peter Morris went the dis-
tance for the win on the
mound over Junior Moss.
Ramon Johnson was 2-for-3
with a solo home run, scoring
twicee to lead Golden Gates.
Calvary Bible 19, Transfig-
eration 14: Byron Ferguson


enjoyed a 3-for-5 day with a
three-run homer, driving in a
total of five runs and scored
four times to lead Calvary
Bible to victory.
Devaughn Wong was also
3-for-5 with an RBI and three
runs scored; Ken Curry was
2-for-4 with a two-run homer
and four RBIs in total with
three runs scored; Robin
Shepherd was 3-for-3 with two
RBIs, scoring twice and Gar-
rett Lewis was 2-for-4 with
three RBIs and two runs
scored.
,Basil Miller got the win on
the mound over Nelson Far-
rington.
Farrington helped his own
cause by going 2-for-3 with
two RBIs, scoring three times.
Anthony 'Stick-A-Ton' John-
son was 2-for-4 with two RBIs,
scoring twice and Zander Bain
added a two-run homer.
Golden Gates 15, Macedo-
nia 6: Devon Francis went the
distance from the mound and


he helped his own cause with
a pair of doubles, driving in a
couple of runs and scoring a
few times for Golden Gates
15-and-under team.
Richard Bastian was 2-for-3
with a two-run homer and he
joined Raymond Bastian,
Neko Rolle and Danreko
Carey in scoring two runs
each.
Ishan Rolle suffered the loss
for Macedonia. Renard Fer-
guson went 2-for-2, scoring
two runs.
Here's how the fixture
looks for Saturday:
10am Macedonia vs St.
Paul's (M)
11am Metropolitan vs Mt.
Tabor (Co-ed)
Noon Official opening cer-
emonies
1pm Macedonia vs Golden
Gates (19-and-under)
2pm Faith United vs Cal-
vary Bible (M)
3pm Mt. Tabor vs Mt. Cal-
vary (M).


Injuries

"It's difficult," Petro-
va said. "Because when
you played so good,
coming back from the
injuries, I expect to
defend my position. I
expect myself to play
the same tennis, to beat
all the players I'm los-
ing to now and that's
irritating, you know."
Meanwhile, lucky los-
er Mara Santangelo
reached the quarterfi-
nals when Li Na had to
withdraw with a
sprained ankle. Ranked
No. 40 in the world, the
25-year-old Italian won
a spot in the tourna-
ment, despite losing in
qualifying, when
Dinara Safina pulled
out with an elbow
injury. Santangelo has
played just one match,
beating 2004 French
Open champion Anas-
tasia Myskina in the
first round.
Lindsay Davenport
advanced Wednesday
with a 6-4, 6-2 win over
Francesca Schiavone.
Second-seeded Justine
Henin-Hardenne was
to play later Wednes-
day.
In the men's tourna-
ment, second-seeded
Nikolay Davydenko
had little trouble
against Paradorn
Srichaphan, winning 6-
4, 6-1 to reach the
quarterfinals.
"Paradorn beat me
last year in the U.S.
Open," Davydenko
said. "I think (today)
he has a little bit of an
injury on his forehand
wrist and he can't play
long rallies.
"He tried to push and
make some winners
faster.
"That's why he made
so many mistakes
today.
"He lost control and
I need only to play
back on the baseline
and play long
rallies."


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S* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
ONE day after looking invin-
cible, Trinidad & Tobago came
tumbling down as they were
shocked in four sets by the
Netherlands Antilles in the ear-
ly session of day three of the XI
Caribbean Voilleyball Champi-
onships.
On Wednesday at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium, the Nether-
lands Antilles produced one of
the biggest upsets with their 25-
20, 25-22, 15-25, 25-18 victory.
With the win, the Nether-
lands Antilles improved their
win-loss record to 1-1 to join
favourites Trinidad & Tobago
in a two-eay tie for second
place in Pool A.
Gilbert Paulina came
through with 11 spikes and
Omar Kalmez added seven to
lead the Netherlands Antilles.
Brunkard Criston had four
block shots.
For Trinidad & Tobago,
Nolan Tash had 11 spikes and
Sean Morrison chipped in with
10. Marc-Anthony Honore had
six blocks.
In another men's game
played, defending champions
Barbados stayed undefeated at
2-0 to lead Pool A with a 28-26,
25-16, 25-17 win over Gaude-
loupe, who dropped to third at
1-2.


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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


* VOLLEYBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
COACH Marcello Good-
en likes the way his
Jamaican men's team is
clicking at the XI Caribbean
Volleyball Championships.
The Reggae Boyz took
apart the Netherlands
Antilles 25-23, 25-22, 27-25
on Tuesday at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium to
remain undefeated after two
games.
"This one feels good
because this was one of our
threats in the zone," Good-
en stated. "It's good to come
out with the win. The team
is gelling right now."
Gooden said they came
out from the first set and
stamped their authority over
their opponents as they
managed to put themselves
in contention for the play-
offs.
Dany Wilson came up
with 17 kills and Mark Lewis
added 11. Lewis and
Richard Reynolds also pro-
duced a pair of block shots
each.
"What we did, was we
stopped their centre (Gilbert
Paulina), because in the
past, he basically dominat-
ed us whenever we played
the Netherlands Antilles,"
Gooden further noted.
"When they get going
through their centre, they
can be crucial. But we were
able to stop them."
Despite the loss, Nether-,
lands Antilles' coach Hubert
Petronia said they played a
very good game.
"Jamaica beat us in three
sets, but they were very
close," Petronia reflected.
"We have to play Trinidad
and the Virgin Islands, so
we have to win to get back
on top. We're not concerned
because we know we can do
it."
In other games played on
Tuesday, Trinidad & Toba-
go also stayed undefeated
as they handed the US Vir-
gin Islands a 25-13, 25-17,
25-18 decision.
Nolan Tash and Sean
Morrison combined for 20
kills 10 each and Marc-
Anthony Honore and Kevin
Nimrod produced three
blocks each.
For the US Virgin Islands,
Jelani Richards had six
spikes and Kirk Rojas added
two.
The upset of the day came
when Haiti stunned Guade-
loupe with a 26-24, 25-23,
25-21 decision.
Dimitri Edouard collected
11 kills and Ralph Adolphe
added seven. Edouard also
had three blocks and
Vladimir Louis came up
with two.
Bruno Cotellon had 13
kills and Jacques Lux
chipped in with 10.
In a ladies' game played,
Barbados knocked bff Dom-
inca 29-27, 25-8, 25-22.
Annette Chapman had 10
kills and Janelle Chase
added six. Both Chase and
Juan Bovell had four blocks.
Anna-Marie Xaviar and
Samantha Smith had seven
and five kills respectively in
the loss.


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* VOLLEYBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THE Bahamas women's
national team didn't have to
look at the stats to find out
why they were beaten in
three straight sets by
Trinidad & Tobago in their
marquee game in the XI
Caribbean Volleyball Cham-
pionships.
It was T&T's power hitter
Kelly-Ann Billingy.
The 6-foot-2 teenager
drilled through the wall of
defence for 23 kills, four
more than the entire
Bahamian team posted in the
feature game Tuesday night
at the Kendal Isaacs Gym-
nasium.
Billingy, considered the
best female spiker in the
Caribbean, said they came
here to get the championship
title that slipped out of their
hands at the last CVC in
2004.
"We know that if we want
to win the championship, we
have to come out and play
hard every night," she stated.
Admitting that they didn't
know what to expect from
the Bahamian team,.Billingy
said they "were serving so
well and hitting and passing
the ball'' that it turned out
to be easier than they had
anticipated.

Tempo
Except for the second set,
Trinidad & Tobago con-
trolled the tempo of the
game as they went on to post
their second straight victory,
while they dropped the
Bahamas to 1-1.
The Bahamas took advan-
tage of a decision by
Trinidad & Tobago to start
Billingy in the backcourt in
the second set. They opened
an 8-5 lead and extended it
to 18-13.
But, once Billingy returned
to. the frontcourt, the
momentum switched to
Trinidad & Tobago and not
even the Bahamian crowd
could rally thp local team
from giving up the set.
"That's when you have to
play your hardest, when
you're down, not* when
you're up," Billingy reflect-
ed. "We kind of encouraged
each other, one point at a
time. The game is not over
until you get to 25."
After blowing the lead and
eventually falling behind 2-Q
in sets, the Bahamas seemed
to have lost their concentra-
tion in the third set as well as
Trinidad & Tobago kept up
their intensity.
T&T would open up with a
8-3 lead and they extended


ime


* TRINIDAD'S Kelly-Ann Billingy soars over the defence of Bahamas' Davia Moss and Tia Wilson for this dig in their XI CVC
game played on Tuesday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)


it to 18-12 as they went on
to maintain.a four-point mar-
gin the rest of the way.
While Billingy was the key
factor, Rheeza Grant helped
out with eight kills. Grant
and Karen Moses also pro-
duced two block shots each.
The Bahamas got eight
kills from Katrina Johnson
and three from Jackie Cony-
ers. Middle/outside hitter
Kelsie Johnson seemed to
have gotten in some big
spikes, but her name only
showed up on the defensive
end as she joined Krystel


Rolle with two blocks each.
Coach Joe Mo Smith said,
having played three close
sets, the youthful Bahamian
team showed that they are
capable of playing with the
power houses in the tourna-
ment.
"We're just going into spo-
radic movements and not
doing what we have been
telling them to do all night,"
he pointed out. "Kelly is an
exceptional player, but there
are ways to play against her
defensively and we tried to
do that.


"We just didn't execute the and the hitting," she reflect-
plays that we went through ed. "They're taller than the
in practice. If we did, we average player .we have, so
would have won those three when they hit, we have to
sets because we were right delay our jumping and our
there with Trinidad." block.
Smith said they just had a "But we fell.flat in the first
mental' lapse and they :set and it carried over in the
allowed Billingy to step up second set. We just gave up
and dictate the tempo of the the momentum. I wouldn't
game. say that Trinidad beat us
But Katrina Johnson, the three sets. We gave the game
Bahamas' outside attacker, away because of our errors."
took it a bit further. Johnson, however, assured
"Trinidad came out with a the Bahamian public that
jump serve and it took us a ;there is no need to push the
while to adjust to the service panic button just yet.


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