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Christie calls for

immediate changes

PRIMlE MINISTER Perry Chrislie and
(in background) Prison Superintendent Dr EHislon
Rahming during yesterday's lour of the prison

Minister Perry Christie called
for immediate changes to be
made at Her NM.jet)y s Prison,
after viewing the "painful" con-
ditions that inmates and prison
guards must endure.
Mr Christie was touring the
prison in the absence of Deputy
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt,
who is on leave.
'We have become the victim
of very old facilities and it is
very difficult to have a sustained
maintenance programme. Very
serious contemplation must be
given to replacing those facili-
ties as quickly as possible," he
The second major issue, Mr
Christie said, was that of the
physical conditions under which
prisoners in maximum security
Prime Minister Christie said it
was "painful" to see "vibrant
young men" living in conditions
.that caused him to feel that
their future is not being helped
by those conditions.
Mr Christie noted that
although these conditions have
existed for generations, given
the expertise available, a deci-
sion has to be. made as to
whether these men could be giv-
en more hope and a greater
chance of finding a role outside
the prison, and therefore not
come back, if they were to be
housed in a different way.
"The reason why I speak so
strongly on the conditions that
maximum security inmates live,
is because they are released

back into society," he said.
"If you have any kind of tacd-
ity where one can argue that II is
contributing to the viciousness
that exists in the minds of some
and that there is no real mech-
anism in place to access them
psychologically, we are return-
ing these people back into soci-
ety without a support sNstem
that they are able to rel on.
either to find a job or be moni-
tored to determine whethicr in
fact society is giving henm-e en
a minimal chance to I e a noir-
mal life in society," he said.
In this regard, Mr Christie
said he has proposed the imme-
diate implementation of a
"tracking and support system"
to monitor and assist inmates
who are released back into soci-
ety, so as to stop them from
becoming repeat offenders.
"Several weeks ago i spoke
with the Commissioner oif
Police and the Superintendent
of the prison about.putting in
place a tracking and support
system to not just kno\t thit
prisoners are being. released.
but to track them upon release."
he said. There are those t ho
constantly complain that the\
are unable to get an\ kind of
support in finding a job and ulti-
mately resort to breaking the
law again and being put back
in prison," he said. "For the
protection of the greater society
and even the best interests, of
the prisoner and his family, I
proposed that the tracking and
support system be place
to advance our efforts to protect
SEE page 11

$400,000 of
renovations to
PMH Radiology
THE Radiology Department at the
Princess Margaret Hospital is currently
undergoing major renovatiohse at a cost of
almost $400,000.
Additionally, a new 16-slice CAT scan-
ner at a cost of $987,000 will be opera-
tional by December, 2006, with more than
$50,000 dedicated to training.
A further $300,000 has been allocated
for the appointment of additional staff to
facilitate delivery of the existing and new
diagnostic services to be offered.
This announcement comes after sources
close to PMH claimed that the radiology
department was an area of the hospital
that is inefficiently run.
The Tribune earlier this week reported
that employees are demanding a thorough
inspection of the institution.
SEE page 11

GB Chamber of Weather system
Commerce president could be of
calls for inquiry
into Port Authority serious concern

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Grand Bahama Cham-
ber of Commerce president Dr Doswell
Coakley expressed strong concerns over
the recent policy changes and adjustments
impacting business licensees in Freeport.
. He called on government to immediate-
ly institute a commission of inquiry into
the affairs of the Grand Bahama Port
Dr Coakley said that it is very unfortu-
nate that the GBPA has lost its believabil-
ity and is constantly looked upon with sus-
picion in Grand Bahama.
The Grand Bahama Port Authority has
come under intense scrutiny over the past
few months in Freeport for its recent
administrative changes and dismissals of
several top Bahamian executives at the
SEE page 11

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE newest weather system in the
Atlantic, expected to become this season's
fifth named storm, could be of "serious
concern" to the Bahamas, forecasters said
Only a day after Tropical Storm Debby
was declared not to be a threat to land,
people were once again asked to closely
monitor the new system.
The latest tropical depression, which was
pelting the Windward Islands with wind
and rain at press time last night, is pro-
jected to become Tropical Storm Ernesto
and follow a north-northwestern track
through the Caribbean.
Chief Meteorology Officer Basil Dean
said yesterday that there is the possibility of
the southeastern Bahamas experiencing
SEE page 11

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charges from customer's bill

BTC has yet to remove
$350 worth of extra

charges angry
customer's bill despite
having admitted that the
charges resulted from their
own computer malfunction
and promising to in\esti-
gate the problem.
Several months ago,
Adam Darville said he was
outraged to find that his
cell phone bill was
$550 compared to the
$150-$200 it usually costs
Mr Darville pointed out
that h't always -pays his
bills in'full in order to
avoid charges being carried
Following three dals of
trying to contact personnel
at BTC, he was told b\
staff that the charges were
from months before, and
had not been added to his
bills due to a technical
"After yoii send me a bill
you can't come six months
later 'oh, we forgot some-'
"I paid my bill; in full
when they gave it to me.

they can't come back and
say, 'Oh we made a mis-
take, you owe us some
more money,'" said Mr
At that time, BTC CEO
Leon Williams said he was
"currently investigating"
the issue.
Yesterday, Mr Darville
said he is still frustrated;
because the charges are
still appearing on his bill,
aqnd that BTC has not
responded to his telephone
calls or faxes. .. "
SMr Darville aa)s ihat he.
has not paid any of the
extra charges and has been
deducting the amount from
his bill payments for the
last three months yet his
phone has not been cut
This, according to Mr
Darville, must mean that
BTC realises it is "in the.
Talking to The Tribune
'today, BTC chief informa-
lion officer James Medick
said that he would investi-
gate the situation.

0 In brief

Man arrested

for firearm

POLICE on Harbor Island
arrested a 36-year-old man
Wednesday afternoon for
firearm possession.
According to police press liai-
son officer Walter Evans,
around 6pm Wednesday, offi-
cers on the island spotted the
man driving a golf cart.
Acting on information, the
officers stopped the man,
searched him and discovered a
.9mm handgun as well as nine
live rounds of ammunition.
The 36-year-old was taken
into custody.

is charged
owner running for president
in this South American
nation has been charged with
sexually abusing an 11-year-
old girl, authorities said
Thursday, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Chandra Narine Sharma,
59, a perennial candidate
from the small party Justice
for All, pleaded innocent
Wednesday to one count of
indecent assault. He is due
back in court Oct. 2.
Sharma dismissed the
charge as part of "a smear
campaign designed to hurt
me because the polls show I
will get 5 percent of the
votes or about four seats."
It is not the first abuse
allegation against Sharma,
who Ivas indicted on two .
counts of attempted sex with
an 11-year-old girl in the
weeks leading up to national
elections in 1997. He was
cleared of the charges,
authorities said.
Separately, President
Bharrat Jagdeo designated
Monday a national holiday
to boost voter turnout and
security during elections for
the presidency, a 65-seat,
National Assembly and sev-
eral district posts.
Rioting and looting are
common during elections in
this former Dutch and
British colony, where ballot-
ing frequently has been
marred by allegations of
Jagdeo has said Guyana's
police and military will be on
"full alert" during the elec-
tions in the violence-
wracked country.

Generic drugmaker
to close island plant

TEVA Pharmaceutical
Industries Ltd., the
world's largest generic
drugmaker, is closing a
plant in Puerto Rico as
part of an reorganization
related to its acquisition
of Ivax Corp. earlier this
year. according to Associ-
ated Press.
The Israel-based com-
pany announced Wednes-
day that it plans to close
its Cidra, Puerto Rico
plant, which originally
made about 50 products,
in the fourth quarter,
affecting about 550 work-
ers. Most of the manufac-
turing performed at Cidra
has already been trans-
ferred to other plants.
Teva estimates it will
save about $45 million
(euro35 million)'in 2007
as a result of the closure.
The company said it will
offer affected employees
financial and placement
assistance, and that the
closure will not affect its

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ingredients plant in Puer-
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0 In brief

Man admits

A MAN pleaded guilty yes-
terday to more than 10 charges
of indecent assault against
Sidney Byron Cooper was also
charged 'with unlawfully carry-
ing arms and resisting arrest.
Cooper, of Amos Ferguson
Street, was arraigned was
before Magistrate William
It was alleged that Cooper
committed the offences on
August 15, 21 and 22.
On the charge of unlawfully
carrying arms, it was alleged
that on Monday, August 21,
while at Bay Street, Cooper was
found in possession of a knife.
It was also alleged that at the
time, Cooper resisted the arrest
of L/C 5041 Comarcho.
Cooper was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison until Monday.

Two arrested
after drugs
and firearm

Bahama Police arrested two
Freeport men on Wednesday in
connection with the discovery
of an illegal firearm and drugs.
The men, who are 34 and 27
years old, were apprehended in
the area of Lawrence Close
around 8.15pm by officers of
the Central Detective Unit.
According to reports, officers
noticed two men standing near
a parked car.
Police reported finding a
semi-automatic Colt 45 pistol
and six live rounds of .45 ammu-
nition at the scene, along with a
small quantity marijuana.
The suspects are expected to
be charged on Friday.

harm in
A YOUNG man walked
away unscathed from a serious
Car crash that occurred at Eight
Mile Rock early Thursday
Ricardo Sawyer, 26, of West
End, was driving his Nissan
350Z Sports car around 4.30pm
west on Queens Highway when
the accident occurred.
According to police, Sawyer
lost control of the vehicle in the
vicinity of Red Bar in the Han-
na Hill area.
The car reportedly skidded
off the road and crashed into a
utility pole, which was
destroyed causing a tempo-
rary power outage in the area.
The vehicle was extensively

* FOX Hill, where prisoner Adlet Cilice escaped from

Police arrested

fugitive convict

without knowing

Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE officials are in
shock after learning that for
the last week, they have
unwittingly been holding a
prison fugitive that was on
the run for nearly a month.
The man was arrested on
August 10 for unlawfully
carrying arms. According to
police reports, he was found
sleeping near the long wharf
beach area and was alleged-
ly discovered with a pocket
The officers who made
the arrest had no idea the
man was in fact Adlet Cilice,
a prisoner who escaped
more than three weeks ago.
A nation-wide manhunt
was launched for Cilice after
he walked off a prison work
detail and disappeared.
"Because there was no
identification, or no circula-
tion of his photos, police had
no idea that the man that
they arrested was actually
an escaped prisoner," said
Chief Superintendent Kirk-
lyn Hutchinson, the officer
in charge of the Central
Cilice, who is of Haitian
parentage, was admitted to
Her Majesty's Prison on
November 21, 2003 after
being convicted in Magis-
trate's Court of passing and
uttering a fraudulent docu-
Before his escape, he was
serving a three year prison
term and was scheduled to be
released on October 13, 207.

According to reports, Cilice
was last seen working around
the chaplain's office on the east-
ern side of the prison com-
pound. He was not discovered
.missing until guards were
rounding up inmates shortly
after noon.
The prison has been criti-
cised for the number of recent
escapes and attempted
escapes, including the January
17 prison break, in which a
prison guard and a convict
were killed.
During a coroner's inquest
into the death of prison officer
Dion Bowles, prison guards tes-
tified that the facility was not
adequately prepared for an
escape attempt.
One officer involved in the
effort to foil the January escape
said he had neverin his 11 years
received training to deal with a

Though Cilice's recent escape
was different from the January
break-out, the question of
prison security has once again
been raised.
In April, the prison under-
went security improvements as
a result of the Januiry tragedy.
Since the prison break, new
security measures have been
put in place.
According to prison offi-
cials, the work detail which
Cilice was on when he disap-'
peared has been a part of the
prison system since its incep-
tion and only inmates with no
history of violent behaviour.
and whose release from
prison is imminent can take
"There is no control over the
thoughts of these inmates, and
there is always one bad apple
that makes it bad for the oth-
ers," said a prison officer.


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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Is govt. policy against human rights?

FACED WITH THE complaint that
illegal immigrants, mainly Haitians, are
putting an unequal strain on our educa-
tional and health care facilities, Immigra-
tion Minister Shane Gibson has decided
that persons on work permits must prove
they can afford private schooling and
health care for their families before they
can bring them to the Bahamas.
This immediately divides the haves from
the have-nots not that any country is
expected to welcome persons who will
become a burden on its society but it
does eliminate the much-needed Haitian
workforce from the Bahamas. It also
affects the areas in which they are needed
the most on the farms, and on land-
scaping and building sites.
Discrimination also rears its ugly head
in this decision. Persons needed for jobs
that most Bahamians now refuse to do,
are generally poor blacks. Those brought
in to hold skilled positions in such organi-
sations as banks, trust companies and oth-
er businesses are generally white.
The latter, being in the higher earning
bracket, send their children to private
schools, have them cared for by private
doctors and admitted to private hospitals,
either here or abroad. They are no burden
on society. And so their families remain
Usually the non-working spouse, gen-
erally the wife, is so bored with a life of
indolence that she joins a social organisa-
tion and makes a contribution to society by
donating her own skills.
In every way these families are an asset
to the Bahamas.
On the other end of the wage scale, is
the poor Haitian. He is as much needed for
his manual labour as is the banker for his
specialist skills.
However, the Haitian, unlike the skilled
permit holder, cannot afford a private
school for his children or a private doctor
for his family. He is, therefore, forced to
use public facilities.
To prevent this, government now pro-
poses to break up this low-income family
unit. This is the very social unit that it is in
the best interest of every society to
strengthen in order to reduce crime and all

of the other social ills that result from a
broken home.
In this decision government also comes
into a head-on collision with Article 16 of
the Declaration of Human Rights, which
declares: "The family is the natural and
fundamental group unit of society and is
entitled to protection by society and the
SIn other words it would be against the
spirit of this international document, to
which the Bahamas is a signatory, to break
up the family unit.
It would be unconscionable to tell a
Haitian that he has to leave his wife
behind, because he is the only one who
holds a permit.
Bahamians now complain about for-
eigners having second homes in the
Bahamas, they will then be complaining -
which they are probably already doing -
about Haitians having second families.
These second families will remain in the
Bahamas when he returns to Haiti to his
first family. In the meantime, the Haitian-
Bahamian community will increase and
multiply. Those half-Haitian children, with
a Bahamian mother, belong here.
However, if he is allowed to have his
legal family with him, with his wife finding
a job to help him, and his children bagging
groceries in foodstores as they now do,
they too will be able to pay for their
schooling and contribute to their health
care. And when the work permit holder's
time is up, the family will return to Haiti as
a single unit.
If Mr Gibson's plan is adopted we shall
drift back to the slave plantations where
"Massa" broke up slave homes for his own
selfish purposes and in total disregard of
the sanctity of marriage.
We believe that the over-burdened
schools and health care facilities will get
almost immediate relief if Mr Gibson
would concentrate on repatriating those
immigrants who have no permits.
This whole immigration exercise was
calculated to win votes. In the end it could
mean government's defeat as too many
Bahamian families and businesses also are
being disrupted by government's arbitrary
immigration decisions.

The policy of


EDITOR, The Tribune.
PLEASE allow me some
space in your.valuable news-
paper to express my point of
view on a topical Bahamian
There are those who claim
that in a modern age of grow-
ing globalisation, internation-
alism and multicultural edu-
cation the Bahamianisation
policy is irrelevant. Further, it
is believed that the force of
international and industrial
conglomerates may prove to
be just too powerful for such
nationalistic pursuit.
However, the government
can still make the Bahamiani-
sation policy an effective mea-
sure for building a better
Bahamas, provided it has the
political interest and courage
to implement the policy fairly,
completely and consistently.
A balanced approach that
allows for career advancement
for Bahamians, economic
national growth and reason-
able profits for proprietors
should be an arrangement that
is acceptable by all concerned
The question is: How are
we to provide prospective jobs
in this small country without
some form of protective mech-
ahism? The reality is that
thousands of Bahamian grad-
uates from the College of The
Bahamas, Success Training
College, Bahamas Baptist
Community College, Galilee
College and Omega College
are looking forward to stay-
ing in The Bahamas to work
and to further develop their
How about the thousands
of Bahamian students abroad
who are excited about com-
ing back home for employ-
ment? In fact, many received
!:schlarships, an,the basis of
national needs and a commit-
ment on their part to come.
back to fulfil such needs. We
should not disappoint gradu-
ates like those who just com-
pleted their studies at North-
ern Caribbean University.
Also, most of our college
graduates both here and
abroad have to make loan
How are we to protect our
children's birthright, if we do
not put in place a measure
that says: The Bahamas is for
Bahamians first. Unfortu-
nately, there are too many
"Jacobs" in the land. Arro-
gant, unscrupulous and manip-
ulative foreign employees who
are not prepared to comply
with our country's immigra-
tion policies.
It appears that they circum-

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vent certain rules, regulations
and policies during,their work
permit period until they posi-
tion themselves to qualify for
permanent residence status or
citizenship. Our forefathers
laboured and suffered for cen-
turies to create a Bahamas of
economic opportunities for
their descendants.
While there is a significance
number of law-abiding and
helpful foreign workers in this
country who are making
tremendous contributions
even on a charitable basis,
:there are still those who are
here taking bread out of the
mouths of hundreds of ambi-
tious and hardworking
Bahamians. They know that
it's better in the Bahamas so
they try every trick in the
book to stand in the way of
our people acquiring the nec-
essary training for upward
mobility in the work place.
A cursory examination of
the job advertisements in the
local dailies coupled with
checking the Department of

Labour and making a few
phone calls at the companies
will reveal much shady busi-
ness going one.
We must not only be edu-
cated about our rights and
privileges under the Constitu-
tion, the general laws and
Bahamianisation policy but
also, and perhaps more impor-
tantly we ought to know how
the immigration system works
and make a concerned effort
to support it.
Could you imagine what
opportunities would be
embraced by ordinary
Bahamians if they knew just
how the system works at the
Departments of Immigration
and Labour? Maybe we all
would find out how easy it is
for foreign persons to take
"we things".
The Bahamianisation policy
is consistent with that noble
objective of foreign Christian
missions that says the mis-
sionary's desire is to work*
himself out of a job.

August,18, 2006.

The record of the PLP

since coming to power
EDITOR, The Tribune,
I WRITE in response to Mr Raynard Rigby's press release on
August 21, 2006. It appears that Mr Rigby continues to live in a state
of great delusion. He claims that since talkingto Bahamians he is
satisfied that the PLP will be returned to power. Well, I don't
know which Bahamians Mr Rigby has come in contact with but the
record of the PLP since coming into power in 2002 is deplorable.
This is a Government that in less than five years has managed to:
1. Have more scandals in two years than the FNM had in 10.
2. Severely strains the relationship between the USA (our bread
and butter) and The Bahamas. .. ..
3. Despite claiming anti-foreign policy-and being a Government
for Bahamians, are now boasting of all the land they have given
away to foreigners.
4. They claimed before 2002 that they would be a Government to
consult the Bahamian people. Yet without any consultation at all,
have opened an Embassy in Cuba, voted in favour of Cuba and
implemented a National Health Insurance to deduct monies from
Bahamians' salaries.
5. Have yet to explain what happened to the millions of dollars
donated to NEMA.
6. Have industrial unrest with just about every union in this
country and have to call a bishop to handle it for them.
7. Try to silence a journalist because his views differ from the
Perhaps Mr Rigby should try to read the writing on the wall him-
self instead of his "dear diary" entries of how he sees it. You are
right about one thing, Mr Rigby, and that is those who live in
glass houses should not throw stones. So I suggest the PLP put down
their stones and try and concentration becoming a Government
that has actually accomplished something before your five years are
August 21, 2006.

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calls for jail
or end of
ACTIVIST Martha Beat-
riz Roque has an unusual
request for the Cuban go'v-
ernment: stop the harassment
or send her back to jail,
according to Associated Press.
The former political pris-
oner, who has opposed Fidel
Castro for 17 years, says she
can no longer endure the
threats and insults by govern-
ment supporters, who yell at
her when she walks down the
street, slip menacing notes
under her door and last week-
end banged a pistol against
her window in the middle of
,the night.
"This life has become just
about impossible," Roque,
one of Cuba's most high-pro-
file dissidents, told The Asso-
ciated Press in her small
Havana apartment Tuesday.
"I would rather be behind
bars than dealing with this
constant harassment."
Roque, an economist, was
the lone woman among 75
people imprisoned in the
spring of 2003 under a gov-
ernment crackdown on dis-
sent. Given a 20-year sen-
tence, she was released on
parole for health reasons in
July 2004.
In May 2005, she organized
an unprecedented gathering
of more than 200 dissidents
to discuss promotion of a
Western-style democracy in
Roque said pressure has
been building since July 2005,
when Castro lashed out at
opponents in his annual rebel-
lion day speech, calling them
"traitors" and "mercenaries"
paid by the U.S. government.

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Campaign touts

use of condoms

HIV/AIDS Centre hopes to

remove stigma of contraception

* THE logo used to let
customers know a store is a
'hassle-free' outlet

THE HIV/AIDS Centre has
launched a campaign aimed at
alleviating the embarrassment,
stigma and discrimination of
purchasing condoms.
The centre is involved in a
region-wide campaign that is
seeking to slow the rate of
HIV/AIDS infections in the
While the campaign does not
seek to encourage teens to
become involved in premarital
sex, it targets sexually active
"The concept is simple -
reach those who are most at risk
for new infections, which in the
case of the Bahamas are per-
sons 15-35.
"Through the use of novel
marketing strategies we hope
to achieve the goal of an
HIV/AIDS-free region," the
centre said in a statement.
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 including
HIV/AIDS, according to experts.
At the moment, more than
two per cent of the adult popu-
lation is currently living with
HIV, according to the Interna-
tional AIDS Conference 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
skip because attitudes to sex
make this act embarrassing.
Purchasing condoms is a
stressful endeavor, and is made
even more so by the location of
the items in the store. Instead of
being greeted with locked cabi-
nets and glares from other shop-
pers, the customer should be
commended for their decision
to be safe, said one teen who
spoke to The Tribune.
The project is being conduct-
ed with Population Services
International, one of the most
established social marketing
organizations in the world.
PSI Caribbean, through the
Bahamas Ministry of Health,
will use its distribution network
to introduce condoms to busi-
nesses in a way that will allow
persons to readily access them.
Some of these businesses
already provide facilitating envi-
ronments by their very nature:
barber shops, hair salons, gas
stations, bars, trendy clothing
shops, to name a few.
A series of island-wide initia-
tives are being launched at
existing condom outlets.
The outlets are asked to dis-
play the campaign's logo on the
property, which signifies that
the establishment is a "hassle
free" condom outlet.
"Also we are asking for co-
operation from the business
with and agreement called the
condom pledge. The condom
pledge is the criterion for how
condom customers should be
treated by cashiers.
"Once the manager and
cashiers agree to the terms of
the document they can sign it
but it is only a symbol of the
business' commitment to the
customer and the only copy will

be kept at the particular branch
of the business," the centre

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Haitian bishop in US



CAN priest who ministered
to the Haitian and Bahami-
an Catholic communities in
New Providence in the 1960s
has became the first Haitian
bishop appointed to the
Catholic Church in the Unit-
ed States.
Auxiliary Bishop Guy
Sansaricq, 71, was elevated
to his position in the Dio-
cese of Brooklyn in a cere-
mony on Tuesday.
Ordained in 1960 in Port-
au-Prince, the young Father
Sansaricq became a chaplain
to Haitian refugees in Nas-
sau from 1963-1968.
His arrival coincided with
the ordination of Charles
Coakley, who served as the
first Bahamian Catholic
Diocesan Priest during that
According to the Rock-
land Journal News, Guy
Sansaricq has set a number
of precedents. In addition to
being the. first Haitian-
American bishop in the US
Catholic Church, he was
also the first black bishop in
the Diocese of Brooklyn.


The report quoted the
reaction of several persons
in his diocese, which encom-
passes the boroughs of
Brooklyn and Queens.
"Everybody's elated," said
Jocelyn McCalla, executive
director of the National
Coalition for Haitian Rights,
a New York City-based
human rights organisation.
"I mean, its a major event
for the Haitian community
in New York."
"I've known him for sev-
eral years and he has always
been a remarkable servant
of the people of Haiti,"
McCalla said of Sansaricq.
"That's where .his heart is,
that's where his heart lies,
and he has done everything
to make sure that the com-
munity continues to grow."
Local Haitians like Jean
Nicolas a parishioner at
St Joseph's were excited
about the development.
"I think it's a great thing,"
said Nicolas, a Na'ntet resi-
dent who was born in Haiti
and came to America in the
1960s, "especially for the
Haitian community around
Even though Bert Jean-
Louis is not Catholic, the
Haitian-born man was
proud of Sansaricq.
"Its a great honour to

"I've known him
for several years
and he has always
been a remarkable
servant of the
people of Haiti.
That's where his
heart is, that's
where his heart
lies, and he has
done everything to
make sure that
the community
continues to

Jocelyn McCalla,
executive director
of the National
Coalition for
Haitian Rights

have him promoted to a
bishop," he said. "Its not,
just that he's a black man,
he's also a Haitian man and
that's a first for us . He
makes us, all Haitians, very
The report continued:
"The 2000 census count-
ed 11,000 Haitians in Rock-
land, although community
advocates said that estimate
was low. Approximately
3,711 Haitians were count-
ed in Westchester County.


"Guy Sansaricq studied in
Haiti and later at St Paul
Pontifical Seminary in
Ottawa, Cana'da, where he
received master's degrees in
ph~lB'Yphy and theOlogy. He '"
also studied at the Gregori-
an University in Rome,
receiving another master's
degree in 1971.
"Before he came to the
United States in the early
1970s, Guy Sansaricq min-
istered to people in the
"He was parochial vicar of
Sacred Heart parish in Cam-
bria Heights, NY, before
moving on to become pas-
tor of St Jerome's Church,
a Flatbush congregation that
has a large Creole-speaking
Sansaricq is known as an
immigrant advocate. He co-
founded Haitian Americans
United for Progress, a ser-
vice agency." I

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Tour operators still

seeking answers

Tribune Staff Reporter
MARITIME operators con-
tinue to request answers from
the government on the planned
Kerzner development at Athol
Island, without success.
Almost two months after a
group of operators met with
government officials and the
Bahamas Environmental, Sci-
ence and Technology (BEST)
Commission representatives to
discuss their environmental con-
cerns regarding the proposed
golf course, there still has been
no response from authorities,
the maritime operators said yes-
terday in a press release.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Minister Financial
Services and Investments Vin-
cent Peet said that although he
could not comment in full on
the issue as he was out of the
country at the time he is con-

fident that the BEST Commis-
sion would be willing to share
its completed report with the
maritime operators.
He also suggested that the
group contact Minister of Ener-
gy and Environment Dr Mar-
cus Bethel for further assis-
In an earlier press statement,
the group of operators said that
Dr Bethel's permanent secre-
tary Camille Johnson had
informed them that according
to government policy, they
would not be allowed access to
the final Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA) report.
Up until press time last night,
The Tribune was unable to con-
tact Dr Bethel.
In a new press release, the
group once again demanded to
know the government's posi-
tion as it regards protecting the
coral reef area and the marine

"We all agree progress i.s
good. But, our government
should remember there has to
be balance in our progress. To
destroy marine environment
and cut the throats of their own
Bahamian'business people to
satisfy a foreign investor request
for more land is deplorable and
unacceptable," the group said.
According to environmental-
ist and director of Re-Earth
Sam Duncombe, the proposed
golf course on Athol Island will
increase the land mass by 35
acres and erase a part of
Bahamian history in the
When the marine reef was
declared a protected marine
reef in 1892, Athol Island made
history by becoming the first
marine sanctuary in the world.
Environmentalists are con-
cerned that the project would
kill most, if not all of the sea
life in the area.




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Potcake takes a trip to London

AN Abaconian potcake has
beat the odds to make new
home for herself overseas -
thanks to a little help from the
Bahamas Humane Society.
Thomas Brown, a young Eng-
lishman who had been living on

Abaco, found an emaciated
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He was helped by Ms Candy
Key of Abaco who generously
assisted with veterinary bills,

and when Mr Brown decided
to return to London, Ms Key
also provided a Sky Kennel for
the flight for the beige puppy
now called 'Simba'.
All went well until there was
an administrative hitch at Lon-
don with the quarantine
arrangements and while Mr
Brown was ready to board the
British Airways flight for Lon-
don Heathrow he learned Sim-
ba could not travel.
He called the Bahamas
Humane Society (BHS) for
urgent assistance and they sent
their ambulance driver, Venito
Bain, to the rescue.
He collected Simba and took
her to the BHS shelter where
she was cared for over the fol-
lowing seven days.
Daily emails were sent
between Mr Brown in London
and the BHS management.
One week later Venito Bain
delivered a very waggy-tailed
Simba to British Airways car-
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She was safely sent to Lon-
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in quarantine, but Mr Brown
will be visiting her.
When asked how much fhe
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U VENITO Bain with Simba

Mr Brown added up all the bills
and realized Simba will have
cost him around $6,000.
BHS executive director Kevin
Degenhard, said "Simba is an
extremely lucky, although very
expensive, little Royal Bahami-
an Potcake.
"She will be living in central
London and we are wondering
if she will have to learn the
Cockney accent.

"We know Bahamians love
to travel, and they are gregari-
ous, friendly people. Let's hope
these positive Bahamian attrib-
utes will help her settle in to
her new city life.
"Both dog and owner have
touched each other's lives and
both will benefit greatly from
their life changing encounter
on Abaco," Mr Degenhard

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quarters on East Street.
The speaker at this event was
David Brooks, the 1990 World
Champion Public Speaker. Mr
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With Humor, Substance and
Some 60 members of the
Division attended the workshop
including Lt governor of mar-
keting Antionette Fox, division
governor Jamaro Thompson
and assistant division governor
education and training George
Taylor. The Bahamas Division I
is working toward one day
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Should abortion

be made legal in

the Bahamas?

E JONATHAN Roach said:
"I see it as a sin, its like
committing a murder."

* MELINDA M said: "It
sometimes has a lot to do with
issues a single mother would be
faced with."

RECENT allegations of drugs
being administered by some
local doctors to induce abor-
tions has sparked concern
among health officials.
Earlier this week the Ministry
of Health confirmed that an
investigation has been launched.
"We have been investigating
this for some time," said Dr
Baldwin Carey, director of pub-
lic health. "We are still investi-
gating it and really, in effect,
our problem is that we have no
direct proof that the physicians
concerned are attempting to do
The Tribune took to the
streets yesterday to ask the local
public their views on abortion
in the Bahamas.
Most of those interviewed
believed abortions could be
accepted in "critical situations"
such as a woman terminating a
pregnancy after being raped.
Most of those interviewed
also said it was common knowl-
edge which doctors to visit to
perform such procedures.
On the other hand some per-
sons voiced their disapproval of
abortions .and called on the
church and government to rec-
tify the problem.
"I think that it's wrong, but in
critical situations like a woman
terminating a pregnancy after
being raped, I would agree it,"
said Anthony Pinder. "I am very
aware that it is illegal, but there
are many things that are illegal
that we treat as if they were
legal. I also know that there are
lots of risks involved and if the
procedure isn't done properly, it
could place the woman's life in
, Jonathan Roach said: ,"I see
it as a sin, it's like committing
a murder. It's not in our cul-

ture to do such things. I
believe it is something we
picked up from outside influ-
ences." He continued: "The
weight of finding a solution
falls more on our religious
leaders. The government can
play a roll in prosecuting the
doctors if what they are doing
is illegal, but it would be up to
the church to teach the peo-
ple right from wrong."
Health officials believe that
the drug Cytotec, used to treat
ulcers, is being used by some
local doctors in attempts to facil-
itate abortions. "We are mioni-
toring who gets Cytotec and
who uses it." said Dr Carey.
Talking about the improper use
of Cytotec, he added: "It is often
an incomplete abortion, the
patient usually ends up with
heavy bleeding and winds up
having to have some sort of sur-
gical procedure done."
Melinda M said: "It some-
times has a lot to do with issues
a single mother would be faced
with. The child support is not
enough to help effectively and
the single mother may be pres-
sured into having an abortion if
she already has one or two chil-
dren to take care of." She
added: "It's how you look at it -
in some cases the parent may
have no choice but to do so. It is
common knowledge which
doctors to visit to perform such
"We need to teach the value

* ANTHONY Pinder said:
"There are lots of risks
involved and if the procedure
isn't done properly, it could
place the woman's life in

of life in the home," said
Wellington Rahming. "These
doctors who are performing the
abortions are just into making a
quick dollar, they don't have the
person's best interest in mind."
Mr Rahming suggested that
religious leaders should talk
more about such issues in
church to help educate the
people on right from wrong.
He added: "The law should be
enforced when persons step
out of line. The doctors should
be suspended from the prac-
tice or have their licence taken
away." "
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1 : MONDAY .


Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform
the public of its meeting times and places:
New Providence Community Centre:
Monday -
6pm to 7pm. The Kirk: Mondays 7:30pm
to 8:30pm

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


The Kiwanis Club of New Providence
meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the
Holy Cross Community Centre, Highbury

The Luncheon Pilot Club of Nassau meets
every third Tuesday at SuperClubs
Breezes, Cable Beach at 12:30pm. We
invite afl community minded persons to

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

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

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

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



Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters
Sports Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm.
Free appetizers and numerous drink spe-


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


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

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

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

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Colum-
bus meets the second and fourth Wednes-
day of the.month, 8pm @ St Augustine's



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

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform
the public of its meeting times and places:
The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Thurs-
day 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The
Kirk: Thursdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being

held 6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau Gym-
Nastics Seagrapes location (off Prince
Charles Dr). Doctor approval is required.
Call 364.8423 to register or for more info.

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


The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a
breakfast meeting every Thursday morn-
ing at 7am at the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel. (Fellowship begins at 6:45am)

Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first,
second and third Thursday at the Ministry
of Health & Environment building on
Meeting Street commencing at 7:30pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @
SuperClubs Breezes.

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

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


For this weekend only, Thursday, August
17 to Saturday, August 19, Track Road
Theatre will present 'Da Market Fire',
written by Emille Hunt and directed by
Deon Simms, at the Dundas Centre at



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


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


TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @

Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm
A19, Jean St.

Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every
second Friday of each month, 7.30pm at
Emmaus Centre at St Augustine's Mones-
tary. For more info call 325.1947 after



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

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets
every third Saturday, 2:30pm (except
August and December) @ the Nursing
School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.
Doctors Hospital CPR and First Aid ,
classes are offered every third Saturday of
the month from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doc-
tors Hospital Community Training Repre-
sentative at 302.4732 for more informa-
tion and learn to save a life today.


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

AGLOW International Northern
Caribbean Area Bahamas, Nassau West
Anniversary Thanksgiving Meeting
When: Saturday August 26, 2006 9am to
12 noon
Where: Superclubs Breezes Hotel, Cable
Speaker: Minister Jacquelyn Dean of
Evangelistic Temple, Anointed women of
God, president of Aglow International,
Northern Caribbean area board New
Providence Bahamas.



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


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



3rd Annual DJ Awards under the theme
"Vision of Unity". Categories: Best Female
Radio Personality, Best Male Radio Per-
sonality, Best Radio Talk Show, Best
Bahamian Mix Show, Best Radio DJ, DJ
of the Year and many more
The public is allowed to vote online @ or at selected outdoor

Send all your civic and social events to
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FROM page one

tropical storm conditions late
Reconnaissance aircraft last
night determined that the sys-
tem's wind strengths were at
"borderline tropical storm lev-
"Weather conditions are
favourable for this becoming a
tropical storm in the next few
hours," Mr Dean said yester-
Meteorologists from the US-
based AccuWeather, however,
pointed out that there are still
many factors which could pre-
vent this system from develop-
ing into a storm.
"Right now we still have a
lot of hindering factors, there's
a lot of dry air and some

New weather system

African dust. Also once it hits
the eastern Caribbean, there
are some cool water pockets
that could slow it down.
"However, there is definitely
the possibility of this reaching
storm strength by the late
weekend", an AccuWeather
forecaster told The Tribune.
The forecaster further said
that if the system travels on the
track currently projected,"the
Bahamas would only experi-
ence "some rain, some mois-
ture and gusty winds."
"There's a high pressure
ridge pushing down into the
southeastern United States and
as long as that ridge holds the
system should follow a path
that brings it close to Jamaica

and ultimately into the north-
western Gulf," the forecaster
Should this high pressure
ridge weaken, he-added, the
Bahamas could experience
more severe weather condi-
This season has so far pro-
duced only three other storms -
Alberto, Beryl and Chris. There
have been no hurricanes. Last
year this time nine storms had
already been formed.
Experts at the National Hur-
ricane Centre in Miami are pro-
jecting a total of 12 to 15 named
storms this year, of which seven
to nine will intensify to hurri-
canes, including three or four
becoming major hurricanes.

PM calls for immediate changes

FROM page one

the people and I hope that we are able to inte-
grate into urban renewal so that we may form the
basis of the tracking and support system."
Mr Christie also noted that after meeting with
the -prison officers staff association, it was con-
firnied that there were matters that could be
easily addressed pertaining to the conditions of
the service of officers.
"When I met with the staff association, they
confirmed what the ministry and the Superin-
tendent of the prison had advised me, that there
weie matters that could be easily addressed
affecting the condition of service of officers at
the'prison," he said. He noted that a promotion
exercise has not taken place since 2001 and that
this and other matters affecting one class of
prison officers whose promotions ought to have
taken place will soon be addressed.
"We have major work to do in this prison that
affect your working conditions," he told prison

officials. There is a commitment to, in a pro-
gressive and timely fashion, address the condi-
tions of service, to address the living conditions
and to address the working conditions," he
Mr Christie also said that a new approach to
the administration at the prison will soon be
legislated in the form of a new Correction's Bill,
which he said will bring a "modern application of
prison administration to the prison service."
Prison Superintendent Dr Elliston Rahming
said that the Prime Minister's visit came as a
result of an invitation he had extended to him
several months ago.
"Several months ago I asked the Prime Min-
ister to visit the prison to which he replied, 'Just
invite me'. "Upon his assumption of the duties
of acting minister of National Security this
month, I wrote him a formal letter of invitation
on August 8 inviting him to come and see first
hand the challenges and accomplishments
that define Her Majesty's Prisons," Dr Rahming

FROM page one GB Chamber of Commerce

The company was further
criticised for the recent adjust-
ments and hikes in business
license fees in the last year.
A town meeting on the top-
ic "GBPA in Transition" was
held on Tuesday evening at
the Foster B Pestaina Hall at
Christ the King Church.
Dr Coakley was among four
panellists at the meeting. PLP
Senator Philip Galanis, and-
Attorneys Fred Smith and
Maurice Glinton also made
No representatives from the
Port Authority were present
at the meeting.
During his presentation, Dr
Coakley demanded that the
Port Authority inform busi-
ness licensees of its vision and
plan for Freeport.
"The GBPA is obviously in
trouble, and as businessper-
sons and licensees this trou-
bles us greatly," he said.
"The signal it sends to
potential investors Bahami-
an and non-Bahamians alike
- is not a good one. In fact, it
is very negative."
Dr Coakley said that since
the death of chairman Edward
St George there has been all
sorts of policy changes, which
have significantly impacted
how Bahamian businesses
operate in Freeport.
He noted that a policy initi-
ated by Mr St George that
gave an automatic 50 per cent
discount to Bahamians who
paid their license fees within
the confined period before.
expiry, has been terminated.
Another recent decision by
the Port Authority, he said, is
that Bahamians can no longer

president calls for inquiry

into Port Authority

buy commercial land in
According to Dr Coakley,
Bahamians can now only lease
commercial property for 20
years in the first instance.
He questioned whether this
is also the case with non-
Bahamian's wishing to pur-
chase commercial property.
"I believe most of us would
have to admit that Edward St
George demonstrated a seri-
ous interest in Grand
Bahama. Edward St George
encouraged Bahamians to buy
land and invest in Freeport.
"From what I can see, there
is no shortage of commercial
property in Freeport, so why
is there an obvious attempt to
keep Bahamians from buying
a piece of the land that God
give them?"
Dr Coakley also believes
that the recent arbitrary
increases of licence fees with-
out advice or consultation
with licensees, particularly at
a time when the Freeport
economy is at its worst, was
"Our members at the
Chamber of Commerce are
very concerned that they have
to pay hefty fees to the GBPA.
for the privilege of operating
in Freeport. We have come to
feel that they derive almost
no legal protection and bene-
fits over its counterparts who
operate in other parts of
Grand Bahama," he said.
He said that business
licensees in Freeport have

formed themselves into a
licensee council with plans to
form a licensee association.
Dr Coakley is pleased that
Bahamians in- Freeport are
finally openly questioning the
role of the GBPA and how it
impacts their continued sur-
vival and that of their fami-
"As licensees we want to
know the vision and plan for
Freeport. We feel that we
have the know. And
we call upon the GBPA to
make those plans known to
its licensees without delay.
"We also call upon govern-
ment to hold the GBPA
accountable to its commit-
ment under the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement. The gov-
ernment of Bahamas must
champion the rights of
Bahamians in this town, and
to my mind, the HCA or any
other agreement should not
stand in the way of that," he
"Freeport is an wonderful
place to live, but it is very
expensive and no one seems
to care about the small
"We (at the chamber) join
with fellow panellists of the
cost and accounting of what
has happened at the Port
Authority, and I go further
and call on government to
institute without delay a com-
mission of inquiry to deter-
mine exactly what has
happened in our midst," he

FROM page one

It was alleged that the depart-
ment suffered from poor man-
agement, bad organisational
skills and mistreatment of
patients. It was also claimed that
somepatients were forced to
wait as long as six months to be
examined or receive an ulta-
When one of this newspaper's
reporters called PMH to con-
firm reports made against the
hospital by presenting herself
as a patient, she was told that
shd would have to, wait until
SDecember or January next year
to have an ultrasound _\.imi-
nation. .i .
A PMH executive, contacted
for response, refused to com-
ment on the matter.
The Public Hospitals Author-
ity claimed yesterday that it had
no record of an inquiry by The
Tribune into this matter, but
nevertheless welcomed the
opportunity of public debate to
share its major immediate and
long term initiatives to advance
the services and infrastructure
of the nation's public health
care facilities in general and the
Radiology Department at the
Princess Margaret Hospital in
"The Public Hospitals
Authority welcomes any oppor-
tunity to discuss the ongoing
improvement in the delivery of
quality health care that is the
standard in hospitals, but rejects
unfair and overblown criticism
by faceless individuals.
"There is always room for
improvement in the PHA's mis-
sion to provide quality health
care for all; and plans now in
place for the Radiology Depart-
ment will provide a significant
leap forward in this ever ongo-
ing quest," it said.
In July of this year, the Pub-
lic Hospitals Authority signed a
contract for the expansion of
the Radiology Department,
which will vastly improve those
facilities and the experience of
the patient.
The new and renovated con-
struction will double the capac-
ity of rooms available for ultra
sound procedures, add more
on-call doctors' facilities and
expand reception, patient wait-
ing areas and provide other
extended amenities for patients
and staff.
As a result of the national
budget allocations approved in
July of this year, funds have
been allocated to upgrade the
physical plant of the Princess


Margaret Hospital along with
equal attention placed on the
need for acquiring additional
equipment and qualified staff
for selected areas, including the
Radiology Department.
In specific terms of patient
care at the Radiology Depart-
ment, currently there is a delay
brought on by an almost 50 per
cent increase in demand since
Because of this increase,
detailed in the attached graph,
the capacity of the Radiology
Department is now oversub-
scribed. However, there is spe-
cial provision for emergency
scans, ultra sound procedures
and mammograms each week
so that timely patient/doctor
decisions are not compromised.
The plans to double the
capacity of the Radiology
Department, particularly for
ultra sound procedures, have
been well underway in response
to this significant rise in patient
demand for radiological services
and are now coming to fruition
as the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital consistently seeks to
improve the quality and time
sensitivity of its patient care.
The Public Hospitals Author-
ity said that it had every confi-
dence in the management and
services of the Radiology
'Department at the Princess
Margaret Hospital, which has
performed admirably under an
ever-increasing workload.
In particular, it said, the
Bahamian public has been well-
served over many years by high-
ly dedicated foreign doctors and
other health professionals,
working in concert with
Bahamians and without whom
this country's health system
could not function at appropri-
ate levels in New Providence or
in the Family Islands.
"At the same time, the train-
ing of additional Bahamian doc-
tors in radiology and Bahamian
radiographers is a priority of
the Government and the
Authority. The PHA has plans
and budgetary'allocations now
in place for the employment of
two additional Radiologists and
six additional Radiographers
(technicians) as well as other
support staff for the Radiology
Department at PMH. Begin-
ning in September, 2006, fifteen
Radiographers and Radiologists
will undergo special training in
CAT imaging at cost of
$56,585," the PHA said.



FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006, PAGE 11

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Giving South Africa a taste of the Bahamas

The Bahamas I
National Youth -.
Choir toured
South Africa from
August 4 to 16,
showing the
South African
people a little of .
their culture in i.
music, song and d4"a
dance, while
the chance to
experience some
of the South i AFRICAN homes in Durban
African hospitality
and culture. The
choir visited
schools, concert
halls and famous
sites and in
Pretoria, Durban N SOME traditional Afridan food being prepared on the way to
and Swaziland. Durban from Pretoria

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Sale of Nassau resorts

likely 'in 10 to 15 days'

Tribune Business Reporter

THE SALE of the Paradise Island Har- C hr
bour Resort and Nassau t PalmradiseIslandoHar-s US hotelier' looking to acquire
expected to be completed within the next 7 Iland H arbour R ort
10 to 15 days, the Bahamian attorney repre- Para
senting the prospective future owners said
Valentine Grimes said a sale of both prop- and N assau.Palm H tel
erties had been pending for the past several
months, and his client, who he described as ______
a "well-known US hotelier", would be pur-
chasing both resorts.
He said his client and his family, who he be making "an interesting decision" regard- properties.
declined to name, have a "significant number ing the approval of three projects which were In all three cases, the private equity arm
of investments" throughout the world, all in some way connected to Lehman Broth- of Lehman Brothers, the New York-head-
although this will be there first time investing ers' private equity arm. quartered investment bank, provided the
in the Bahamas. Mr Christie said his decision would be financing for the resorts, while Florida-
The purchasing family is also planning based in large part on a successful conclusion based Driftwood Hospitality Management
another investment in the Bahamas, although of the sale of the Royal Oasis property on acted as the management/oeprating part-
Mr Grimes would not say what that invest- Grand Bahama. ner.
ment was. Lehman Brothers and Driftwood Hospi- Two of the projects Mr Christie referred to
Mr Grimes said he expected the sale of tality Management are the combination still involve the sale of resorts, while another
both resorts to be consummated "in short in charge at the two New Providence-based involves Lehman Brothers participating in
order within the next 10 to 15 days", properties, the Paradise Island Harbour the financing of an investment in another
On Monday, Prime Minister Perry Christie Resort and Nassau Palm Hotel, and the resort.
hinted that a sale of both properties was Prime Minister's comments fuelled specula-
imminent, telling The Tribune that he would tion they were seeking to exit these two hotel SEE page 4B

Attorney voices concern over project incentives

Tribune Business Editor
MANY Family Island devel-
opment projects are private res-
idential communities that incor-
porate a small, boutique hotel
to enable the developers to claim
all the investment incentives
under the HI-Icl Enci:otu,ie rllnlL
Act, a Bahamian attorney is
Fred Smithth-feo-utspoken
attorney who is representing the
Save Guana Cay Reef Associa-
tidn in its fight against the $175
million Baker's Bay Golf &
Ocean Club project, told The
Tribune he believed that the
granting of full Hotel Encour-
agement Act incentives to such
developments went against the
legislation's design.
As a result, Mr Smith claimed
that "very few taxes are being
-earned" from such develop-
ments, with the amount of
investment incentives granted
out of proportion to these pro-
jects' economic impact.

A number of Family Island
tourism-related projects are tak-
ing on the appearance of high-
end residential communities and
private members' clubs, as
opposed to pure resort develop-
Among projects with these
characteristics are the proposed
$5lo- niillion prolcCit I'r Royal
Island, ult the co.i-a of North
Eleuthera, and other projects
scheduled for that island, plus
the Baker's Bay project on Great
Guana Cay.
The Environmental Manage-
ment Plan (EMP) for the.Bak-
er's Bay Golf & Ocean Club
describes the project as contain-
ing about 400 residential units,
including ocean-front sites, golf
villas and marina village homes.
it further describes the pro-
ject as a "a highly-amenitised
equity club with 400 members",
and. the development also
includes plans for 75 villa-style
rooms available for rental.
Mr Smith was responding to
a Tribune article in which Dis-

cover Land Company, the San
Francisco-headquartered devel-
opers of Baker's Bay, accused
the Association of sending sig-
nals to other potential investors.
that were "dangerous and
potentially very harmful to the
Bahamas' economy and repu-
tation" through its actions.
Tih -..Npmy' Y said: "c T ,
group is likely unaware ;h.ii
they are signalling to onlook-
ers that the Bahamas can be
hostile to investors, who can
find themselves with little if
any recourse to rectify quick-
ly and amicably events that
should be addressed at the busi-
ness table as opposed to court
SDiscovery-Land Company's
comments came in the wake of
a Privy Council ruling, which
upheld an injunction obtained
by the Association that has
forced it to stop all work on
Great Guana Cay.
An affidavit sworn by Joseph
Arenson, a Discovery Land
Company partner and attorney,

alleged that the firm may lose
$440,000 per week or $1.75 mil-
lion a month, resulting from
fixed costs related to operating
expenses, staff costs, equipment
and dredgers, if the injunction
was upheld as it has been.
Arguing that "the majority of
these costs would remain if the
in i. q,;on \\c ,: n, ,t dis-
ch.ii g'l Ml .itiiinson said its
continuation would also result
in Discovery Land Company
losing potential real estate sales
and employees, and harm the
firm's reputation.
He added: "Every time the
development is interrupted, its
attractiveness investment
is materially prejudiced. These
losses are extremely difficult, if
not impossible, to quantify."
Not surprisingly, Mr Smith
disagreed. "I believe the exact
opposite. The signals being sent
to investors are that there is the
rule of law in the Bahamas, laws
do matter, and the courts are
SEE page5B

Kerzner targets August

30 buyout completion

SATLANTIS, on Paradise Island

KERZNER Interna-
tional is hoping to com-
plete on August 30 the
buyout led by its chairman
and chief executive.
respectively father and son
duo Butch and Sol Kerzn-
er, which will take the
company private.
The Kerzners and their
private equity finanders
are offering shareholders
$81 per share to end
Kerzner International's
time in the public realm
and remove its New York
Stock Exchange (NYSE)
The only remaining
obstacles to consummating
this transaction include
'Monday's Extraordinary
General Meeting (EGM)

on Paradise Island, in
which the company that
owns the Atlantis and One
& Only Ocean Club
resorts needs a simple
majority of shareholders
(50 per cent plus) to vote
in favour of the transac-
tion. About 40 per cent of
the votes are effectively
already in the bag.
Kerzner International
will also need to obtain all
the relevant Bahamian
government approvals
from the Central Bank of
the Bahamas, the Govern-
ment, National Economic
Council, Gaming Board
and Hotel Corporation of
the Bahamas to consum-
mate the deal by August

Attorney: Rulings make

appeal avenues clearer

Tribune Business Reporter
A TRADE union leader yes-
Sterday expressed surprise that
the Bahamas Employers Con-
federation (BECon) felt the
recent decision by the Court of
Appeal to allow employees to
pursue damages for wrongful
dismissal at common law did not
clarify confusion which existed
over the Employment Act.
Obie Ferguson, the Trades
Union Congress (TUC) presi-
dent, who was also the attorney
that won the two separate
appeals for his clients, told The
Tribune the rulings did not
introduce anything new. He felt
BECon was aware.of this, as
the organisation was part of the
consultation process that devel-
oped the Employment Act.
Mr Ferguson said the Court
of Appeal's rulings give unions,
employees and employers a

detailed understanding of exact-
ly what rights a dismissed work-
er will receive. He said the
rights were always in the Act
and complementary common
law, but perhaps were now
more clear.
Mr Ferguson said the rulings
showed dismissed employees
had the opportunity to pursue
the avenue of appeal that would
give them the highest financial
,The Court of Appeal ha,
ruled in two separate cases that
the Employment Act 2001 did
not seek to codify "the law of
employment relations", and that
employees can still pursue dam-
ages for alleged wrongful dis-
missal through common law
Twice within two weeks, the
Court of Appeal overturned
judgments by Supreme Court
SEE page 5B

Tribune Business Reporter
eries Minister Leslie Miller has
announced plans to crack down
on the size of sportfishing
catches in an effort to protect
the revenue of Bahamian fish-
ermen and sustain local marine
He said an immediate amend-
ment to the law was necessary
to ensure Bahamian fisherman

were able to provide for their
Mr Miller expanded on some
of the changes his ministry plans
to make during a speech to
Rotarians this week, saying he
hoped the initiatives would
decrease the hostility now fes-
tering between Bahamian fish-
ermen and foreign sportsfishers.
"Currently, the industry con-
tributes some 3 per cent of the
SEE page 6B

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The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following


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.


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


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.

K NOWING your product
is the first part of the
marketing mix (product, place,
price, promotion and positioning),
and deciding on the right product
that elegantly meets your cus-
tomers' needs is crucially impor-
Products are either tangible
things that you can touch, such as
food items, cars, clothing and elec-
tronics, or it can be intangible
things such as a service, repair-
ing, maintaining, cleaning or mar-
keting things.
In common usage, a product
would denote both a product and
a service. Whichever way,we
define it, without a product, mar-
keting would not exist as there
would be nothing to place, price,
promote or position.
So, what is your product?. Well,
there is more to it than you would
First, a product is a combina-
tion of features. You need to be
aware of the features of your
product, as this information is use-
ful to know and communicate.
Features are great, but not nec-
essarily why people buy some-
thing. Your photocopier may have
a feature that allows you to collate
your copies, which is nice. How-
ever, understanding the benefits
of those features will be more
important to the customer's deci-
sion-making process. If you
explained to your customer that
the feature will save them time,
cost and money, that will surely be
more of a factor to motivate
someone to buy it.
Second, are you augmenting -
or planning to augment and
enhancin your product in any
way? For example, if you are sell-
ing a PC, you may wish to aug-
ment it with some free software.
Can you think of ways in which
you can augment your product?
Can you add something at no
extra price?
Observe how shopping chan-
nels often enhance their products
by giving two for the price of one,
at no extra charge in an effort to
generate sales. Can you enhance
your product in other ways? Can
you offer a cast iron guarantee?
Will you replace it free of charge,
no questions asked? The latter is
something that Marks &
Spencer's offered early on to dif-
ferentiate itself from the compe-
titiog, and built its successful busi.
Third, what benefits does your
product have? This is a crucial
area. Your product may be a shoe,
a piece of leather stitched togeth-



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er, along with a tongue that can be
tied together with laces. But, in
reality, it is the benefits that the
consumer buys. The consumer is
motivated to buy the 'sizzle' and
not the sausage, the 'sizzle' being
the benefits.
Maybe the benefit of your shoe
is that it lasts longer because of
the quality of the materials you
use. Maybe the benefit is that it
will keep your feet dry due to the
waterproof compound in the
leather. Be clear of the benefits
and communicate them effective-
ly, as these are what your sales-
people will focus on.
Fourth, what needs or per-
ceived needs does your product
meet? If it does not meet a need,
then there is no purpose for it
being here. People have different
reasons for buying things. Is your
product something that is going
to be bought by early adopters? Is
it something that meets a social
need of acceptance, like a partic-
ular car, or watch, or item of
clothing? Is it something that
meets a practical need? Be clear
how people perceive your prod-
Fifth, under what circumstances
will the product be utilised? Is it a
necessity that is needed every day
like a can opener, or is it some-
thing that will languish on some-
one's shelf until, they need to use
it? Is it seasonal, or is it some-
thing that can be used all year.
Sixth, consider who will buy.
your product? Will it be upper,
middle and/or working class peo-
ple? Will it be bought by people
of a certain group, race or political
persuasion? Is your product tar-
geted at a particular segment of a
particular market, or will it have
general appeal? Be clear who
your product is targeted at.
Seventh, where does your prod-
uct fit in the market place? For
your product to be a success, it
needs to fit somewhere in your
market place, and needs to be dif-

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Pursant to Section 4(2) (i) of The Financial Intelligence Unit Act, 2000 we
hereby advise the public and financial institutions to be aware that there are
several fraudulent schemes being perpetrated via the Internet.

Please note that it has come to our attention that persons have had
their personal information, bank account details and or funds misappro-
priated from their bank accounts after providing their personal details/
information to person or persons unknown to them over the Internet.

We hereby WARN the public not to disclose any personal banking
information to unknown individuals and or entities especially in situations
where the person or entity makes the following representations:

1. Request to provide banking information in exchange for a
promise to share a proportion of an inheritance/monies currently
being held within a dormant account, which has not been claimed
bythe next of kin as the deceased, who died tragically left no heir;

2. Payment for services, which have not been rendered, with a
promise that a portion of the money will be paid out upon
submission of bank account information.

3. Request for assistance in transferring to you a foreigner a portion
of substantial sums of monies, as the claimants state that they can
not keep the money as their respective laws forbid ownership of the

4. Claims from unknown persons or entities alleging that your
name was selected in a lottery, for which you are aware your name
was not submitted. Stipulations are imposed, such as in order to
retrieve the prize a registration fee is payable and banking
information is required.

In the event that you are in receipt of correspondence relating to any of the
aforementioned fraudulent schemes, we advise that extreme caution be

Signed: Mr. Anthony M. Johnson


Fincancial Intelligence Unit

3RD Floor

Norfolk House

Frederick Street

P.O.Box SB-50086

Nasssu, The Bahamas

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ferentiated in your consumer's
minds. Are you in the top end,
middle end or the low end of the
market? Is it exclusive, value for
money, or for the mass market? Is
it targeted at a large segment with
limited spending power, or small-
er groups that can afford premium
prices? Be clear where you fit in.
Finally, your product needs to
be evaluated in 'the context of
your overall proposition. Is it just
the product your customer is buy-
ing, or are they also buying an
expectation of customer service,
quality and guarantees? Is the fact
they trust you an important con-
sideration in purchasing your
product? You may have a great
product with great features and
benefits, but your customer may
refuse to buy your product if your
customer service and support has
a poor reputation.
As you can see, there is more to
a product than meets the eye.
Understanding your product is an
important consideration in mar-
keting. You will need to delve
beyond its simple features, and
also consider its benefits, who it is
targeted at, what needs it meets
and how it fits into your overall
service proposition.
Marketing your business is an
important area and will require.
constant effort. So, in order to
avoid the trap of antipreneurship,
make sure you spend time under-
starfding your product, as it could
pay large dividends for your
future business success.
NB: Adapted from his upcom-
ing book, Antipreneurship And
How to Avoid It, Mark draws on
20 years of top level business,
marketing and communications
experience in London and the
Bahamas. He is Chief Operating
Officer of,
currently:lives in Nassau, and can
be contacted at. markalex-
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BFSB unveils Student ,.... ...

of the Year finalists

* JODY Wells 0 AISHA Johnson

THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) has announced
the names of the three finalists for
the annual Financial Services Stu-
dent of the Year award.
They are: Aisha Melvina John-
son, BBA Banking & Finance;
Candace Rolle,, BBA Account-
ing; and Jody Christina Wells. AA
- Law & Criminal Justice.
The student award is sponsored
in collaboration with the College
of the Bahamas, the Professional
Industry Association Working
Group and the Central Bank of
the Bahamas.
The focus is on disciplines such
as economics, banking and finance,
law, accountancy and computer
information systems.
Wendy Warren, the BFSB's
chief executive and executive
director, said the organisation's
ongoing Financial Centre Focus
(FCF) programme "seeks to inte-
grate the industry with the wider
community, and its various initia-
tives address issues such as chal-
lenges impacting the sustained
growth and development of the
industry, improvements to the lev-
el of service, and attracting and
maintaining qualified profession-
Aisha Melvina Johnson
A graduate of C.R. Walker
Senior High, where she was the
1998 Head Girl, Aisha earned ear-
ly acceptance into the College of
the Bahamas, and also received
the Apprenticeship Scholarship of
Credit Suisse (Bahamas), which
allowed her to attain her Associ-
ates of Arts degree in banking.
At the completion of the
apprenticeship programme, Aisha
worked full time with Credit Suisse
for a year before enrolling in the
Bachelor of Arts Programme in
Banking and Finance at COB. "-
Between April-June 2006, she

worked with Credit Suisse-Zurich,
obtaining exposure to back office
functions and account manage-
She currently is a senior securi-
ties executor at Credit Suisse
Candace Rolle
An accounting assistant at Price-
waterhouseCoopers (PwC), Can-
dace was a spring graduate of
COB, obtaining her BBA in
Accounting with Distinction.
She was the recipient of the
2006 School of Business Award
for outstanding academic achieve-
ment and contribution to. the
Since graduating, Candace has
returned to COB for a special'pre-
sentation to the Advanced
Accounting Class on the process
for qualifying to take the CPA
Candace has been working with
PwC's auditing department since
starting at the firm, and is expect-

ed to join the audit team shortly.
Jody Christina Wells
Jody attended St. Anne's High
School, and was selected as Senior
Prefect while she was in grade 12.
A student at the College of tThe
Bahamas from August 2004 to
April 2006, Jody obtained her AA
in Law and Criminal Justice. She
was a member of the Law Society
for two years.
Jody made the President's List
for her two years at the College
of the Bahamas. In May 2006, she
graduated from the College of the
Bahamas with an Associate of
Arts Degree in Law and Criminal
Justice with Distinction. She also
received the law And Criminal
Justice Award.
Summer employment while at
the COB included stints with
Pyfrom & Co, and later with McK-
inney, Bancroft & Hughes.
Jody is planning to attend the
University of Nottingham in Not-
tingham, England, this autumn.

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Common Law and Equity Division

CLE/qui/No. 00443

or lot of land comprising 1.012 acres and situate at
Major's Cay Settlement, Crooked Island, one of the
Islands of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas


IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act of


IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Japheth Edison


Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court dated the 27th
day of June, A.D. 2006.

The Petition of Japheth Edison Deleveaux of Imperial.
Park in the Eastern District of New Providence, one of
the Islands of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas
showeth in respect of:

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate at
Major's Cay Settlement in Crooked Island, Bahamas,
and comprising 1.012 acres being a portion of Crown
Grant 1-49 and bounded Northerly by another portion
of the said Crown Grant and running thereon Four
hundred and eighty-four and forty-five hundredths
(484.45) feet and Easterly by the Queen's Highway
and running thereon One hundred and twelve and
fourteen hundredths (112.14) feet and Southerly by
another portion of the said Crown Grant (formerly
incorporating the old Major's Cay Public School)
and running thereon Four Hundred and eighty-two
(482.00) feet and Westerly by another portion of the
said Crown Grant and running thereon Seventy and
eighty-two hundredths (70.82) feet.

The Petitioner, Japheth Edison Deleveaux, herein
claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession
of the said piece of land and has made application
to The Supreme Court Of The Commonwealth Of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles
Act 1959 to have his title to the said piece of land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate Of Title to
be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of that Act.

Copies of the Plan showing the position boundaries
shape marks and dimensions of the said piece of land may
be inspected during normal office hours at the following

(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court, East Street
North, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of Joseph C. Ldee, Suite No. 6,
Grosvenor Close, Slurle5 Street, NaJs. Baihamas.

(c) The office of the Administrator, Major's Cay
Settlement, Crooked Island.

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

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


Suite No. 6, Grosvenor Close
Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorney for the Petitioner

Sale of Nassau resorts

likely 'in 10 to 15 days'

FROM page one
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,
although this no longer appears


International Business Companies Act
(No45 Of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance'with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 45.
of 2000, the dissolution of ROSFIELD INVEST LTD.
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
the 14th day of August, 2006.



International Business Companies Act
(No45 Of2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
45. of 2000, the dissolution of PECS PETROMAR DE
COLOMBIA LTD. 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 the
26th day of May, 2006.



International Business Companies Act
(No450f2000) -
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 45.
of 2000, the dissolution of SHERWOOD
DEVELOPEMENT LTD. 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 the
1st day of August, 2006.


Finan cal dvisors Ltd.

Pricing Information As Of:
Thursday 24 August 200 6
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,586.34 / CHG 00.00 'I %CHi3 00.00 i YTD 236.63 / YTD % 17.44
5.-.H. ',2.r..-L.:..0 .,mccI Pre.ous Closs. Toga., Close Change Dail, Vol EPS $ D.. I F1- '1 l
1.8,5 0 59 A l.,o MarKels 1 74 1 74 C 00 -0i 1,.: 0 j"i..' N 1.1 u'." :
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 5,010 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 9.43 9.43 0.00 0.618 0.240 15.3 2.55%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.90 1.90 0.00 0.009 .0.000 211.1 0.00%
11.05 8.80 Commonwealth Bank 11.05 11.05 0.00 0.943 0.600 11.7 5.43%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.44 5.45 0.01 0.130 0.045 41.7 0.83%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.45 2.45 0.00 0.283 0.000 8.7 0.00%
6.21 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%
11.21 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%
.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%
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to be the case.
The Paradise Island Harbour
Resort denied this at the time,
while Kerzner International
executives contacted by The
Tribune said they had no knowl-
edge of any deal in the works.
Final due diligence on the
Royal Oasis is being conducted
between a "Florida-based com-
pany", World Investment Hold-
ings, and Lehman Brothers' pri-
vate 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 insurance
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.
World Investment Holdings'.
Bahamian partner is Lawrence,
Chisholm & Associates, an
architectural and planning firm
based on Elizabeth Avenue ini
Nassau. The company will be
the lead architect and planner in
the investors' bid to revive the
Royal Oasis, once the deal is



(No.45 OF 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
Joneka A. Wright is the Liquidator and can be contacted at
Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, P. O. Box
N 3026 Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names addresses
and particularsof their debts or claims to the Liquidator before
the 23rd day of September 2006.

Siganck wri



(No.45 OF 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
Mrs. Alrena Moxey is in the Liquidator and can be contacted at
Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, Nassau,
Bahanas. All persons having claims against the above
-named company are required to. send their names addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before
August 29, 2006.

Alrena Moxey


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
Special projects as needed
Perform other related duties as necessary, including
general clerical duties as related to position
Any other duties assigned


Associate degree in Accounts or 5 years
Must be mature, enthusiastic, able to work with
little to no supervision and willing to learn
Computer literate
Good organization and communication skills a
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 or fax: 325-6175

I -I I



Attorney voices his

concern over

project incentives

FROM page one
there to enforce the law," he
As for the work stoppage's
impact on the wider Abaco
economy, Discovery Land
Company had told The Tri-
bune: "We do know that mer-
chants and other entities with
which we have transacted busi-
ness since our arrival in the
Abacos will realise a reduction
in such transactions.
"We believe it's safe to say
that in general, this short-term
halt will have an adverse effect
on the Abaco economy, likely
to the tune of hundreds of
thousands to millions of dol-
lars on a monthly basis."
But Mr Smith countered:
"The economy of Great Gua-






FROM page one
Justice John Lyons, finding
instead that the Employment
Act sought to establish "mini-
mum" standards for employee
compensation when a worker's
job was terminated. This was
regardless of whether the
employee was wrongfully ter-
minated or not.
Both cases involved claims
for damages at common law for
alleged wrongful dismissal. The
first involved a claim by Paula
Deveaux against Bank of the
Bahamas International, and the
second a claim by Thalberg
Wells against Snack Food
Ms Deveaux's claim was
based on the allegation that
Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional had breached her
employment contract by failing
"to give reasonable notice",
while Mr Wells had claimed his
employment was wrongly ter-
In both cases, Justice Lyons
dismissed their actions on the
grounds that the two employ-
ees were bound by the Employ-
ment Act's terms, especially
Section 29 that dealt with com-
pensation for employees when
their job was terminated by
their employer. ,
In Ms Deveaux's case, Jus-
tice Lyons said he believed Sec-
tion 29 codified "common law".
eCourt of Appeal Justices Gan-
'patsingh, Emanuel Osadebay,
and Hartman Longley ruled dif-
ferently, though.
Given that a statute was not
supposed to impact general law
- unless it used words directly to
That effect, the Court of Appeal
found in Ms Deveaux's case: "It
seems to us that Parliament did
not intend that the Employment
Act be a codification of the law
of employment relations.
"On the contrary, the Act
was passed to establish mini-
mum standards of working
hours, and to make provisions
relating to notice to terminate
contracts of employment, and
to make provisions relating to
summary dismissal."
The Court of Appeal said: "A
reading of the section [29] clear-
ly indicates that this provision
was intended to allow for a min-
imum payment of compensa-
tion to an employee in the event
of termination of employment,
whether that employment was
wrongfully terminated or not."
It added that the Employ-
ment Act's Section 4 showed it
was not intended to codify com-
mon law. That Section said
nothing in the Act would "lim-
it or restrict" a worker's pursuit
of greater rights or better ben-
efits provided to him/her under
any law, contract of employ-
ment, custom or arrangement.
The Court of Appeal ruled
in Ms Deveaux's case: "It seems
to us that the object or purpose
of this legislation was to estab-
lish a formula for compensat-
'ing employees who are termi-
nated, without the employee
having to undertake the burden
of incurring the expense of pros-
ecuting a claim for compensa-
tion at common law for wrong-
ful dismissal.

"The employee, if of the view
that he would not be adequate-
ly compensated under the
Statute, could pursue his greater

na Cay doesn't need Baker's
Bay to thrive. Guana Cay has
been blessed with sustained
growth and there has been
only 100 per cent employment
on Great Guana Cay."
He added that to complete
the proposed project, Discov-
ery Land Company would
have to bring in workers from
the Abaco mainland, and the
influx of outsiders and popu-
lation increase was likely to
change the way of life on Great
Guana Cay, and causing social
and cultural tension.
"It is going to strain the
social fabric," Mr Smith
argued. "It is absurd of the
Government to impose this
scale of development on a tiny

island like Guana Cay."
He argued that many of the
employees at Baker's Bay had
come from businesses based
on the Abaco mainland, who
were now having difficulty in
finding replacements for them.
Arguing that the Associa-
tion's case was "baseless and
frivolous", Discovery Land
Company had previously said:
"Discovery Land Company
came to the Bahamas, entered
into a Heads of Agreement
with the Government of the
Bahamas, and has since con-
ducted itself consistent with
Bahamian laws and sound
development practices..............
"Discovery Land Company
will continue to abide by the

Manager of Assistant Private

Bankers Team
SG Hambros, part of SG Private Banking,,is a private bank providing
a comprehensive wealth management service with offices in the UK,
Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and The Bahamas.
So 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.

* assisting private bankers and
Investment Management
* provide banking services to
the Trust & Fiduciary Services
* liaise with counterparties for
portfolio transfers
* liaise with external investment
managers and brokers on third
party trades
* liaise with back office on open
issues, corporate actions, general
The role will entail supervisory and
training function and ensuring that
policies and procedures are being
updated and complied with by all
staff members,
You should ideally:
* hold a Bachelor's Degree in
Banking & Finance, and have
at least 5 years' experience In
Private Banking and Securities
* have good working knowledge of
French and Spanish

* have the capacity to learn quickly
and in an independent manner
* have broad knowledge of banking
procedures and processes
a excellent written skills (experience
in writing procedures). The ability
-to communicate well with clients
is essential
* advanced Excel skills including
formulae, complex form creation
* and a keen sense of business
The position offers an attractive
salary and benefits package.
Applications should be submitted to
the following address, by close of
business on 25 August 2006.
Manager. Human Resources
SG Hambros Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) Limited
PO Box N7789

laws and regulations of the
Bahamas. We will continue to
support our staff and 'family'
at Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean
Club, and once we are suc-
cessful in the legal matters, we
will build the most dynamic
and environmentally responsi-
ble development that the
Bahamas and the region have
ever seen.
"The Discovery Land Com-
pany/Baker's Bay Club's
unwavering commitment to
the environment and develop-
ment of the project will con-
tinue, and the developers are
as strong as ever in their
resolve to create a truly great


.i The property is 10,436 sq.
S..: .i i ft. and comprises a 2 Bed
S.2 Bath, Living, Dinning

For conditions of sale and any other information please contact:
The Commercial Credit CollectiRoom & Kitchen all in

neto reach us before September 25, 2006and is located
within 5 minutes walk
,, from the beach.
Gross floor area 961 sq. ft.

For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before September 25, 2006.

Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute

Introduces Development Mathematics and
English beginning September 4, 2006

Monday and Wednesday
6:00 7:50 pm
8:00 : 9:50 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 7:50 pm
8:00 9:50 pm

Want to improve your Math or English skills?
All interested persons, call the Admission Office

SG Hambros ,ank & Trust (Bahmas) Linited is
licensed under me Banks r& uiast companies Regulation Act.



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.

Attorney for the Executor
Mareva House
4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas

S. Under The Patronage of

Hon. Cynthia A. Pratt M.P

Deputy' Prime Minister and Minister of National Security

The Royal Bahamas Police Force

Is hosting an




Enforcing the Fight Against Crime, Violence &

Social Ills through Global Collaboration"

Topics to be discussed:
H-uman Trafficking
SThe Effect of Crime on Tourism
Gun Violence/Crime Prevention-A Concern for Business Owners
Adult Violence: Anger rlanagement/Conflict Resolution

August 28th-31st. 2006
9am 3pm
I Jenue:
W\&nd ham Nassau Resort & Crystal ce
West Bay Street

Regi ,

Group rate: i persons or more)
:DayPiss: $30 per person

For further information, contact the Reserve Office

(242) 302-8050/8048








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 Diodata
Holdings Ltd., Wickhams Cay, P. O. Box 146,
Road Town, Tortola, BVI.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006
Diodata Holdings Ltd.



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 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.
(c The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02,
Singapore 039393.
Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Mark Edawrd Jackman




(a) DIVINE GRACE LIMITED 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 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffels Link #05-02,
Singapore 039393.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Mark Edward Jackman


International Business Companies Act, 2000

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,

Coi mental Liquidators Inc.


International Business Companies Act, 2000

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),



Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice is
hereby given that the above-named Company has
dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant to a
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 11th day of August, 2006.

Lynden Maycock




(a) DELTA SPRING LIMITED 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 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02,
Singapore 039393.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Mark Edawrd Jackman



(a) PEACEFUL FAMILY LINTITEDb s in \ oluntar)
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137
(4) of the International Busihess C6mphnies Act
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 12th July, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02,
Singapore 039393.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Mark Edawrd Jackman


International Business Companies Act, 2000

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137. of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
HILLFORD INVESTMENT CORP, is in dissolution.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,

Co mental Liquidators Inc.


International Business Companies Act, 2000

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),

Sportsfishing limits

are announced

FROM page one
Gross Domestic Product, and
the potential for further contri-
bution can be enhanced through
sustainable development of the
sector," Mr Miller said.
Under current laws, he said
sports fishermen were allowed
to catch six crawfish, conch,
Dolphin, Kingfish and Wahoo
fish, per person, per day.
Mr Miller is now proposing
that all catch limits be changed
from "six per person per day"
to "six per vessel per day".
Eventually, -he said, that
number should be further
reduced to three per vessel per
Mr Miller added that a sig-
nificant amount of money was

lost by persons harvesting craw-
fish from traps owned by
Bahamian commercial fisher-
men, and said he had recom-
mended that by regulation for-
eign sportsfishers were pre-
vented from doing this.
In addition, he added that he
was planning to amend the
existing Fisheries Regulations
to decrease the quantities of
marine resources that can legal-
ly be exported from the
Bahamas as personal baggage.
An exception to this would
be persons participating in
sports tournaments.
Mr Miller is expected to pre-
sent the proposed amendments
to Parliament when the House
of Assembly resumes after sum-
mer break.




(a) EDELWEISS GLOBAL 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 21st July, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Diodata
Holdings Ltd., Wickhams Cay, P. O. Box 146,
Road Town, Tortola, BVI.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Diodata Holdings Ltd.




voluntary dissolution under'the provisions of Section
137 (4) of the International Bus~ess Companies Act
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and.registered by
the Registrar General:
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Dizame
Cosulting S.A., Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola,
British Virgin Islands.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006
Dizame Consulting S.A.


International Business Companies Act 2000,
(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,

The date of commencement of dissolution was August 23,

Square, P.O. Box #71, Alofi, Niue Islands is the Liquidator

iL. ,r---- ~~
J B. Fo~tcr
For: Conlinental Liquidators, Inc.


International Business Companies Act, 2000

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
PRENTISS VENTURES INC. is in dissolution.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,

Con mental Liquidators Inc.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,

Co mental Liquidators Inc.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,

Con inental Liquidators Inc.




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been broken (5-4)
10 The number of the annexe? (9)
12 Pale, having taken a toss (4)
13 Provides booths: will g .0
further (6)
14 Local anger at a lot of firings (7)
15 Does one get all possible benefits
when so employed? (9)
17 Correction reading: "Meant to convert
and repair the interior" (9)
18 Young agent somehow getting
Duplicate keys to enter (7)
19 Dracula? (6)
20 The ex who was never on time? (4)
23 A very fitting skif about a night out (9)
25 As before, walks on to make the
introductions (9)
26 Fiddles- replicas of the real thing (4)
27 By the way, there's one L, silly, in
"filched"! (6)
29 A new bride's grasp of how meat may
be cooked (7)
32 Understanding about their
disbanding the group (9)
34 Sets off carrying freight:
French food (9)
35 Pouring gin and tonic before doing a
household chore (7)
36 Had shied and dislodged from the
saddle (6)
37 Shep a c-call (4)
38 A tree for the charm bracelet? (6,3)
39 Has a flirtation and doesn't
stop there (7,2)

AC S 1,Ambil 6,F-rock 9,
Monocle 10,Ado-PT 11, Yahoo 12,
SI-Sa 13, Mar-ala 15,Su-M 17, Exit
18, Canape 19, -Tory 20,Glance
22, M-ode 24, Eel 25, Senator 26,
S SoC-d 27, Ba-s4 (rev.) 28, Oasis 29,
R Za-hary'30, Hover 31, Easel
DOWI: 2, Mad Max. 3, I'm-post 4,
S Tot 5, Son-IA(Al) 6, Fly-away 7, Real
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R-ival 15, Sabot 16, Meter 18, Crie-d
19, S-CH-olar 21, L-e.g.-ato 22,
Malay-a 23, Do-CIL-e 25, Sight 26,
Size 28, Or-E

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2 How the stereo buff said "great
loyalty"? (4,8)
3 For the fake sick, brought in
medication (8)
4 Actually he left here with a friend (6).
5 Begin again with the Din "bird' (8)
6 Steady, chuml He's from the sams
establishment as the other! (10)
7 Enter without invitation and I get
turned out (7)
8 The female who's back in the
line (10)
11 I am classifiable as angry (5)
16 Eats a iot but doesn't eat a quarter
the contents (6)
19 Only an'upturned plastic
container (3)
21 No need for despair, I've still got
my shirt (3,2,3,4)
22 To say you're a twosome would be
detrimental (6)
23 Very opposed to being given as an
opponent (3,7)
24 Not being punished for, is going to
sleep (7,3)
25 Fix up with a drink (3)
28 They're responsible for the flaming
boats (8)
29 It's a draw, stupid (8)
30 Don't ride, walk, the mud is
not bad (8)
31 Save and give to (7)
33 Charge right in to see the dwarf (5)
34 Make better by putting more
expensive ingredients in? (6)
ACROSS: 1, Steam 6, Vague 9,
Balloon 10,Japan 11, Yodel 12,
Groan 13, Reveals 15, Ode 17, Used
18, Devise 19, Genus 20, Angers 22,
Kepi 24, Lee 25, Spindle 26, Hurts
27, Manic 28, Agent 29, Through 30,
Messy 31, Ether
DOWN: 2, Thames 3, Abated 4, Man
5, Slurs 6, Voyages 7, Anon 8,
Upends 12, Glues 13, Rural 14,
Verge 15, Oiled 16, Eerie 18, Dumps
19, Grouchy 21,Negate 22, Knight
23, Plunge 25, Stool 26, Hits 28, Age

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9 Dental pain (9)
10 Conclude (9
12 Goes on a (4)
13 Public speaker (6).
14 Naturists(7)
15 Toad, say (9)
17 Artificial language (9)
18 Ruin (7)
19 Unfortunate
20 Hit at flies (4)
23 Playwright (9)
25 Police vehicle (6,3)
26 Golf pegs (4)
27 West Indian music (6)
29 Imply (7)
32 Cultivated plant (9)
34 School janitor (9)
35 Civilian fighting
force (7)
36 Ordered piles (6)
37 Spool (4)
38 American city (9)
39 Large passenger
planes (9)


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The defenders often sign:
other during the play in an e
find the best defense. With
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standard agreements desig
overcome the natural advant
the declarer, it would be n
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four hearts and West leads the king of
diamonds, on which East plays the
five. What should West do next?
If he continues with a low dia-
mond, East.wins with the queen and
returns a spade, and the contract goes
down one. But if West cashes the ace
kST of diamonds at trick two, or does
6 anything else, the defense collapses,
because there is then no way for
5432 West to score more than one spade
2 trick.
How can West possibly know that
his best play at trick two is a low dia-
mond? Certainly, it is an unusual
play, but it is far from a shot in the
For West, who is searching for a
West clue to the most effective defense, it
Dble should not be difficult to figure out
Pass that East signaled possession of the
queen of diamonds by playing the
nonds. five on the king. It is true that a five,
a relatively low card, would not usu-
al each ally be construed as a positive signal.
effort to But when West studies the first
ut sig- trick, he observes that the 4-3-2 are
f other missing. It is -surely reasonable for
ned to him to assume that East has one or
stage of more of these cards and hence is sig-
next to naling that he has the queen. Since
o func- West urgently needs a spade lead
from East, he underleads the ace and
h is in so defeats the contract.

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the main
body of

HOW many words of four
letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here? In
making a word, each letter may
be used once only. Each must
contain the centre letter and
there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals
Good 16; very good 24;
excellent 31 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

1 Par (8)
2 Stormy sea journey
3 Dearth (8)
4 Defeated (6)
5 Completely naked (8)
6 Medcal operation
7 Hampers (7)
8 Toyweapon (10)
11 Illegal burning (5)
16 Invasion, hostile
attack (6)
19 Floor covering (3)
21 Cricket position (12)
22 Fail to
remember (6)
23 Indifference (10)
24 Unavoidable (10)
25 Baked food (3)
28 Mobster (8)
29 People on industrial
action (8)
30 Indefatigable (8)
31 Kept prisoner (7)
33 Governs (5)
34 Neckwear item (6)



White mates in two moves,
against any defence. Today's
puzzle kicks off the annual
Winton Capital British Solving
Championship, open to all
British residents. If you would
like to enter, simply solve the
problem and send White's first
move before 31 July to Paul
Valois, 14 Newton Park Drive,
Leeds L57 4HH. Include a
cheque/PO for 3 payable to
British Chess Problem Society,
and mark your answer Evening
Standard. In mid-August all
entrants will receive the solution
plus a free magazine. If you get
it right you qualify for a postal
round, which leads to a 1,000-
prize-fund final in early 2007. A
clue? The first move is not a
check, but it creates a checkmate
threat. And watch ort for

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White'sf4 king blocking his own
g3 bishop. At present the WK can't
move, but it can and does on some
black replies. Remember, you only
need White's first move for a
correct answer.

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ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Romance should be in the air this
week, Aries. If you don't have a
sweetheart, you can easily come up
with a project to enjoy; something
that captures your tender side.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You'll get lots done in the way of
repairs or.renovations on your home.
Taurus. Progress will be easy with a
few extra hands to pitch in. Invite
friends to help out.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
You'll feel like indulging loved ones
this week, and you-should go right
ahead, Gemini. Make a purchase that
allows you to feel decadent, without
worrying about the price.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
It'll be fun to give into your senti-
mental feelings early in the week,
Cancer. Consider a lazy week full of
daydreams and relaxing in your
favorite chair.
LEO Jul 23/A'ug 23
Use this week as an opportunity to
rest and bolster your health, Leo.
You'll- need full-strength for the
arduous tasks awaiting you in the
weeks to me.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Your family might need a little extra
TLC this week, Virgo, so don't
make plans to be out of town. You're
the only one who can serve as a
mediator when things get rough.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Be sure others don't play on your
sympathies this week, Libra.
Otherwise, you could be made a fool.
Seek advice from a friend if you feel
someone is trying to take advantage.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You will feel quite passionate about
helping others this week, Scorpio,
Volunteer for a service that assists
needy individuals. It will be a hum-
bling and gratifying experience.
SAGITrARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
You will feel upbeat and down-
right playful this week,
Sagittarius. Have fun with this
youthful attitude by hosting a
crowd on the weekend.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Take it easy this week, or else you'll
be sure to burn yourself out,
Capricorn. You've been tackling too
many projects, and now you have to
schedule some rest.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
A close friend needs some extra sup-
port, Aquarius. It really won't be
what you say but the closeness
you'll provide that will be most
appreciated by this person.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20
You'll prefer to be a homebody this
week, Pisces. Putter around without
any tangible goals. But snap out of
it for Sunday drama is in store.




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Box CB- 13630, The Bahamas is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
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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
18TH day of AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister responsible
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NOTICE is hereby given that MATHILDE DIEUJUSTE,
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 18th day of AUGUST, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
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that any person who knows any reason why registration/
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and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 25th day of August, 2006 to the Minister responsible
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is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
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Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
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will be some new fa
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education departmi
both the private and
ernment schools.
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Felix 'Fly' Musgrove i
from St. Augustine's
lege; Godfrey McQua
left St. Anne's and I
Cambridge is no lon
Jordan Prince Willian
The government sc
will also see a series o
sitions, not only in
Providence, but in the
ily Islands.
One of the biggest
has Reuben Mounts l
DW Davis Junior High
again, this time going t
ston Albury High in
He is expected
joined by Cambridge
will be returning ho
work at Governor's Ha
SHigh after an accide:
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Agassi starts, off
against Andrei Pavel of
Romania, a former top-
20 player currently,
ranked 76th. Agassi
owns a 5-1 career edge
against him. If Agassi
makes that 6-1, he could
face the eighth-seeded
Baghdatis, a 21-year-old
from Cyprus who was
the runner-up at this
year's Australian Open
and a semifinalist at
"If Baghdatis is on
and healthy and fit,"
said U.S. Davis Cup
captain Patrick McEn-
roe, John's brother. "I
think that's a very
tough match for Andre
to win right now."
Two rounds later
might bring another
intergenerational clash
- against Roddick,
who'll turn 24 next
week, was the 2003 U.S.
Open champion and is
seeded ninth. Roddick's
been working with Jim-
my Connors, and the
partnership paid off
with a title at the
Cincinnati Masters last
"It's a great thing for
both of them, potential-
ly," John McEnroe said.
"Andy's been struggling
with confidence."
Another past U.S.
Open champion and
No. 1 player who's
unseeded this year, Ser-
ena Williams; was given
a tough draw, too.
She fell out-of the top
100 while sidelined with
a left knee injury and
needed a wild card
to enter the tourna-
Her possible second-
round opponent is No.
17 Daniela Hantuchova,
who knocked off
Williams in the Aus-
tralian Open's third
round in January. If
Williams reaches the
third round, she could
face No. 16 Ana
Ivanovic, who won last
week's Open tuneup at
Montreal and leads the
U.S. Open Series stand-

Action from the Bahamas

men's team's loss to Haiti



THE Bahamas men's earm sufferedd
their second defeat in a rim at the
Caribbean Volley hall Chaipionihip,..
After falling to Guadeloupe in their open-
er. the Bahamas leam uent down 25-20.
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3S to be heading back to make While in South Andros,
porter a contribution on a Family Mounts was instrumental in
Island. instructing Jeremy Barr in'
1 year "I think it's a very good basketball before he took off
there move. It gives me an oppor- for Houston, Texas with
ces in tunity to see what is on the Frank Rutherford and is
lysical islands," Mounts stressed. "I now in his second year at the
ent in understand that things are University of South Caroli-
d gov- slow on the island, so it will na.
be a good challenge for me As for finding anymore
hools, to bring ,things back to diamonds in the rough,
s gone where it used to be." Mounts said, "If they're
s Col- Mounts said he intends to. there, I will try to find out
ay has use every resource available and make the Bahamas'
Dexter to him, including calling on proud of them."
ger at his counterparts in New Mounts said he loves the
n High Providence to assist wherev- challenge of moving to a
er they can with their human Family Island because it
schools resources. gives him an opportunity to
f tran- really develop the student-
'New Coach athletes' skills.
Fam- As for having Cambridge
Challenges are nothing on the other side of the
moves Challenges are nothing island coaching, Mounts said
having new to Mounts, who faced they should "do a lot of
leaving Similar, situation when hethey.should "do a lot of
h once similar situation when he great things, working togeth-
to Pre coached in South Andros er as physical education
South and Long Island prior to teachers and making the
coming back to DW Davis programme a vibrant one."
to be two years ago. On the loss of Crean,
, who 'I won two junior boys Mounts said it is a tremen-
me to basketball titles in Long dous one for Eleuthera, but
me Island and I went to South
arbour Island and'I went to South he wants to publicly wish
nt left Andros and came up with him a "speedy recovery
Srecu- numerous junior boys titles because he's done a great
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* THE BAHAMAS in action against Haiti on Wednesday- (Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


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Senior Sports Reporter
THE youthful Bahamas
men's national team suffered
its second.straight loss in the
XI Caribbean Volleyball
Championships on Wednes-

Senior Sports Reporter

NATIONAL triple jump record holder Lee-
van 'Super' Sands said he's disappointed that he
was given a six-month suspension for taking a
Vick inhaler.
Sands, who turned 25 on August 16, was hit
with a six-month suspension by the Interna-
tional Amateur Athletic Federation on the
recommendation of the Bahamas Association
of Athletic Associations after its tribunal hear-
ing in June.
While at the IAAF World Indoor Champi-
onships in March on Moscow, Sands said he
was informed about the indefinite suspension
after he tested positive for a banned substance
when he competed at the Tyson Irivitational on
February 10 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
"I was disappointed because I saw people
competing after they tested positive for tak-
ing steroids and I was told that I couldn't com-
pete because of a Vick inhaler," Sands said in
an interview with The Tribune on Thursday
from Auburn. "I just didn't understand that."
The six-month suspension Sands received
started from the date of his indefinite suspen-
sion and will be up on September 9. But Sands
said it has forced him to sit out the entire sea-
son, something that he was hoping he would
not have had to do.
"I didn't do anything wrong. I was disap-
pointed from the beginning," he charged. "I've
gotten over it now, but I was really upset with
it because I only used a Vick inhaler.
"At the time when I got the call, I didn't
know what it was, but all of the evidence came
out and it was only the Vick inhaler, some-
thing that couldn't have enhanced my perfor-
mance. That's why I was upset on getting any

day night at the Kendal Isaacs
The loss came at the
expense of a highly spirited
Haitian team, which has
emerged as the Cinderella sto-
ry of the championships
after stunning defending
champions Barbados the

straight loss


night before.
Behind a large contingent
of cheering fans waving flags
and dancing throughout the
stadium, Haiti pulled off a 25-
20, 25-21, 25-21 victory to push
their record to 2-1 to join Bar-
bados in a two-way tie,for first
place in Pool A.

The Bahamas remained at
the bottom of the pile at 0-2.
"We feel we're the Cin-
'derella team of the tourna-
ment," said power hitter Dim-
itri Edouard. "We knew we
had talent, we knew we had
heart, so after losing to
Guadeloupe in a close game,

Sands said he will be home this weekend
and will be in town for a couple of weeks before
he returns to Auburn to start his off-season
training with Bahamian coach Henry Rolle for
next year.
While at home, Sands said he hopes to find
out from the BAAA exactly why he had to be
suspended at all, as he alleges he was told orig-
inally by the BAAA that he would not be.
"At the end of the tribunal, they accepted my
explanation and I still ended up getting a sus-
pension, so I really didn't know what was going
on." he claimed.
Since the tribunal in June, Sands claims he
was told that they would have informed him a
week later what recommendation they would
have made to the IAAF.
"I didn't hear from them until about a month
later when I got a letter from the BAAA say-
ing that they had agreed with the tribunal to
recommend that I get a six-month suspension,"
Sands pointed out.
"They did what they had to do, but I just
don't understand why. I explained to them my
situation. I made a honest mistake and I told
them that."
Sands said, since the suspension, he has lost
all of his shoe contracts and endorsements and
he will now have to start all over from scratch.
But the most important thing, he said, is to
clear his name
"I never had any problems all through my
years of competing. I never had a missed test.
I get tested all the time. I don't have any reason
to do that. It was a honest mistake and I had all
the facts to prove it because the amount I had
in my system wasn't enough to do anything."
When he starts his off-season training in
September, Sands said he will be working
towards competing in the IAAF World Out-
door Championships after he was denied the
Opportunity to compete at the World Indoors.

we were determined to come
back and play better against
Barbados and the Bahamas."
Against the Bahamas, the
Haitian team played in a total
different zone. They managed
to stop every line-up that the
Bahamians placed on the
They were so fired up that
the Haitians took the lead ear-
ly in both the first two sets and
never relinquished it as they
went on to pin the Bahamas'
backs against the wall.
Trying to at least avoid
being swept in three sets, the
Bahamas came out smoking
in the third, taking a 6-4 lead
and 8-7 before the Haitians
rallied back to go up for good,
After that, it was all Haiti
as they stopped every streak
that the Bahamas mounted for
the win.

Ralph Adolphe posted 11
kills and Frantz Joseph added
nine to pace Haiti. Vladimir
Louis had two block shots and
Rudolph Gaetan chipped in
with another.
Romel Lightbourn and
Prince Wilson came up with
10 and nine kills respectively
for the Bahamas. Muller Petit
and Arison Wilson had two
and one block apiece.
There was some concern at
the beginning of the match
about whether or not setter
Wayne Johnson would have
been able to play, much less
start, after he had to be treat-
ed for an injured left thumb.
Johnson started and coach
Joey Demeritte even inserted
back-up setter Tony Simon at
one point in the second set,
but that still didn't make a dif-
Demeritte even brought in
Petit for starter Renaldo


Knowles in the second and
third sets. And even though
Petit tried to motivate his
team-mates and the Bahamian
fans, it didn't faze the
The Haitians found a way
to get through the Bahamian
defence that was anchored
around Byron Ferguson II
after the hometown boys col-
lapsed up front and fell short
in the backcourt.
"I'm not really disappointed
with the team," Demeritte
reflected. 'I think we made a
lot of silly mistakes and it
showed the lack of exposure
on behalf of the men's nation-
al team. It showed in our play
Demeritte said the differ-
ence he's noticed about the
powerhouses in the tourna-
ment like Barbados and
Trinidad & Tobago is the fact
that they have pumped a lot of
money into their programme.
"They are just back from
the CAC Games. We have not
participated in any tourna
ment for the last two years."
he stressed. "We played one
tournament in the last two
"The other teams have 12,
13, 14 tournaments under
their belts in the last two
years. We are a disadvantage
because we haven't had the
opportunity to travel or play
any teams prior to the tour-
Despite the criticism that
they have received over hav-
ing too young a team in the
tournament, Demeritte said
he's proud of what they have
put out on the court.
"Once this team stays
together and they gain some
more exposure, we feel they
will be allright," Demeritte
summed up. "We may not do
it in this tournament, but at
least we know what we have
to work on."

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