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Employees stand by

allegations after Public

Health Authority response


B By MARK HUMES
EMPLOYEES at Princess
Margaret Hospital stand by
their claims of alleged misman-
agement at the health facility,
pointing to a number of dan-
gerous practices which they say
put Bahamians at risk.
Last week, after PMH
employ -i-: V ... ;' gov-
ernment tto i', c.i -Ig.i and
"weed out" alleged "bad
apples", particularly in the radi-
ology department, the Public
Health Authority responded
with a resounding show of faith
in the team.
In their statement to The Tri-
bune, the health authority said
that "it had every confidence in
the management and services
of the Radiology Department
at the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital, which has performed
admirably under an ever-


increasing workload."
However, this response fr.,'m
the PHA has prompted one
hospital employee to say: "Tell
the Public Hospital Authority
they need to be very care 'ul
when they make that statement
because they are going to eat
all of their words back."
Since the report broke ':st
week, employees have stepped
forward to shed light on alleged
poor management decisi .ns
that they claim are putting
Bahamian lives at risk.
"With a disease like breast
cancer, which spreads fast," .ne
employee said in last week's
report, "the hospital's radiology
department should make a huge
effort to examine persons who
believe that they may be infe ct-
ed by the disease. By doing this,
we can prevent a problem
SEE page 12


STACKS of patient X-rays awaiting radiologists' reports at
Princess Margaret Hospital. Workers claim that many patient *
are being diagnosed and misdiagnosed without reports.


BDM leader
hits out at PM
prison visit
PRIME MINISTER Perry
Christie's decision to visit Her
Majesty's Prison last week was
only spurred by the pending
general election, Bahamas
Democratic Movement leader
Cassius Stuart claimed yester-,
day; ,
He criticised Mr Christie for
visiting the prison for the first
time after four and a half years
of being the leader of the coun-
try.
This, he said, was indicative
of what he described as Mr
Christie's decision to govern
"with a hands-off approach".
"His latest visit, or should I
say first visit, to the prison
strongly indicates that the prime
minister doesn't have a clue of
what's going on in. this coun-
SEE page seven


Hurricane could bring rain, strong wind
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE first hurricane of the .2006 Atlantic season is expected
to pass the Bahamas by, bringing only rain and strong winds to
the islands.
Ernesto officially became this year's.first hurricane yesterday
morning when its winds reached 75mph as it barrelled towards
Haiti's south coast with heavy rain, which threatened to set off
deadly mudslides.
Although the storm's current track has Ernesto passing the
Bahamas on the west, forecasters are encouraging Bahamians
to continue to stay alert.
SEE page 13


Shooting
lands two
in hospital
i By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO men are in hospital
with serious injuries following
a shooting in Stapledon Gar-
dens over the weekend.
According to reports, a 28-
year-old man of Stapledon Gar-
dens and a 25-year-old man of
Big Pond were injured when a
fight broke out at a party short-
ly after midnight on Sunday.
Details were still sketchy last
night, but press liaison officer
Inspector Walter Evans told
The Tribune that the 28-year-
old sustained a gunshot wound
to the face, and the 25-year-old
suffered "severe lacerations to
the face."
Both men were rushed to
hospital where they are -being
treated.
"Their injuries were very seri-
ous, but not life-threatening,"
Mr Evans said.
Police, acting: on a tip, also
apprehended a man suspected
of carrying illegal weapons and
SEE page 13


Police break
up a human
smuggling ring
By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter ,
POLICE over the weekend,
broke up a human smuggling
scheme operating out of New
Providence.
Police in a special operation
discovered a vessel transport-,
ing suspected illegal immigrants
docked off East Bay Street.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, press liaison officer
Inspector Walter Evans said
police found a group of eight
Guyanese four men, four
womei and one Jamaican
man "stowed away" on the ship
Liberty at Bay Shore Marina.
,"Police during the special
'Quiet Storm' operation found
this group of stowaways shortly
after 5am on Sunday. We know
that this was part of a human
smuggling operation," he said.
At press time last night,
police had not yet arrested any-
one in connection with the inci-
SEE page 13


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* THE Valley boys made history as the largest Junkano event in
Bimini. The rush was presented by Peter Adderley, president of
Creative Works


Valley Boys rush out in Bimini


Alice Town, Bimini The
smallest island of The Bahamas
rocked to the sounds of
goatskin drums and cowbells in


the biggest "Junkanoo rush"
celebration to ever hit Bimini
as the premier Valley Boys
junkanoo group put on a heart


thumping display Saturday
night that is bound to be the
talk of the town for months to
come.


Kings Highway, one of only
two main streets in North Bimi-
ni, was transformed for several
hours as Biminites and tourists
to the fishing capital of The
Bahamas were treated to a cul-
tural display usually reserved
for Boxing Day and New Year's
Day mornings in downtown
Nassau. As one resident put it:
"Bimini may never be the same
again."
Two hundred and fifty mem-
bers of the Valley Boys
Junkanoo group descended on
the island over several days in
boats and by plane in what
amounted to a massive celebra-
tion honouring outstanding
members of the Bimini coin-
munity.
Minister of Tourism Obie
Wilchcdmbe, in officially open-
ing the "rush", called it "a cele-
bration of greatness by individ-
uals who have put the name of
the island on the map. Tonight
represents all they believed in.
We are celebrating not what
they have but what they have
achieved.
"We have brought to a Fam-
ily Island one of the premier
Junkanoo groups. This has nev-
er happened before. It is his-
toric. Junkanoo is the beat that
gives us rhythm. We should
therefore embrace each other
and show' our love," said Mr
Wilchcombe.


(Photos: Felipi Major/Tribune Staff)


The Bimini Junkanoo rush
was in honour of Chester Rolle,
regarded as the "heart and
soul" and "grandfather" of
Junkanoo in Bimini. He died of
cancer in 1997, but his daughter
Daisy Rolle continues the tra-
dition.


Members of Mr Role's fam-
ily were on hand to receive an
award in his honour and a street
plaque.
Organiser of the Bimini rush,
Mr Peter Adderley, noted that
while Mr Rolle spearheaded -
Junkanoo for many years, his.
contribution was to the devel-
opment of culture on the island
generally. He was delighted:
that the Valley Boys leadership;
shared his company's vision to
use Junkanoo "to impact the
culture and economic life in the
Family Islands."
Valley Boys leader Winston
"Gus" Cooper noted:
"Biminites welcome us with
open arms. It was a delight to
perform for them and we look
forward to coming back. For
many of our group members
this was their first visit and for
them it was educational. After
all The Bahamas is more than
Nassau. Now that Bimini has
had a taste of first-class
Junkanoo, hopefully it will fur-
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LOCAL NEWS


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Ex-pat is

killed in

industrial

accident

FREEPORT An expatri-
ate worker at the Grand
Bahama Shipyard was fatally
injured in an industrial accident
at the facility early Saturday
morning.
The victim, a Filipino, was
struck down around 4.18am by
a heavy duty forklift driven by
another Filipino worker.
Chief Police Superintendent
Basil Rahming said the incident
occurred on the sloping ramp
leading to Dock Two, where the
Carnival cruise ship 'Celebra-
tion' is undergoing ship repairs.
The victim was near the dock
with another employee when
the accident happened. His
identity is being withheld pend-
ing notification-of next of kin.
Mr Rahming said that foul
play is not suspected at this
time, but officers of the Central
Detective Unit have launched.
an investigation.

Search on

for two men

missing

at sea
FREEPORT BASRA and
police have launched a search
for two men who are overdue
from a fishing trip off West End
since Thursday.
According to reports, at
about 7.20pm on Thursday,
Hilton Miller, 53, of Bayshore
Road, West End, reported to
West End Police Station that
around 7.20am on the same
date, two of his friends,
Shadrack Newton and Sarja
Liberal of West End, had not
returned from their fishing trip.
Mr Miller told police that the
men left aboard a 25ft yellow
speedboat and were due to
return around 3pm on Thurs-
day. He had not seen or heard
from them since.
Supt Basil Rahmning said
BASRA started searching for
the vessel and its two occupants
early
Friday morning, but was
unable to locate them.
Mr Rahming is appealing for
all vessels and light aircraft
operating near Grand Bahama
to look out for the speedboat.
Police and BASRA can be con-
tacted at 919 or 911.

Legislator
kidnapped
and released
in Haiti
* HAITI
Port-au-Prince
GUNMEN kidnapped and
briefly held a Haitian legislator
before releasing him unharmed,
local radio reported Saturday,
according to Associated Press.
Rodney Alcide, a deputy in
the lower house of Parliament
and a member of President
Rene Preval's Lespwa party, was
snatched late Friday in a suburb
north of the capital of Port-au-
Prince along with his driver and
bodyguard, Kiskeya radio said.
Alcide was reportedly freed
unharmed two hours later, but
the driver and bodyguard were
still in captivity.
It was unclear if a ransom was
paid to free Alcide, the first law-
maker to be kidnapped in a
recent spate of abductions
sweeping Port-au-Prince.
Ronald Lareche, a deputy
and president of the legislative
safety commission, said it did
not appear that Alcide was tar-
geted because of his govern-
ment position.
Police did not answer calls
seeking comment, and attempts
to reach Alcide were unsuc-
cessful.
Kidnappings surged to their
highest level in months in July,
with at least 60 abductions
reported.
Authorities blame the kid-


nappings mostly on well-armed
street gangs based in the capi-
tal's violent slums. The crimes
have raised fears of a return to
the lawlessness seen in the after-
math of a bloody revolt that
toppled former President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide in February
2004.


Postal system 'a dinosaur'


THE Bahamian postal sys-
tem is a dinosaur, paralysed
by lack of vision and an inad-
equate appreciation of its
role in helping the Bahamas
to take greater advantage of
the global economy, the
FNM said yesterday.
In a policy statement, the
party said: "Antiquated
equipment, under-funding,
bureaucracy and poorly-
utilised personnel tell only a
part of the story of the
decline of a postal system,
which was once one of the
more efficient areas of gov-
ernment and the envy of
much of the Caribbean."
It said dramatic advances
in communication technolo-
gies were transforming eco-
nomic, social and political
interactions within and
between nations and that
these advances had made the
current age of globalisation
different from any other in
human history.
To benefit more substan-
tially from globalisation and
the ongoing communications
revolution, the FNM said,
the Bahamas needed an inte-
grated transportation and
communications master
plan.
"A core part of such a
plan is the modernisation of
the central arteries of the
Bahamian communications
and transportation network,
including domestic and inter-
national air and marine trav-
el, ground transportation,
telecommunications and
cable networks and the
postal system," it said.
The FNM said in a city as
large as London home-deliv-
ered mail usually takes no
more than a day or two while
in New Providence, sending a
piece of mail from one box in
the Main Post Office to
another box in the same
building may take up to two
weeks.
"Mail between Tokyo,
Japan, and New York City
may take a few days. But


mail that same letter from
Tokyo to Freeport and it could
take a month.
"Misrouted mail happens
with extraordinary frequency
and inter-island and intra-island
mail happens at a snail's pace as
stubborn attachment to outdat-
ed systems and practices make
nonsense of the system," the
party said.

Reform

It makes no sense, said the
FNM, for a letter posted by a
resident in Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, to an addressee in
Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, to
have to be sent first to Nassau
and then by return trip to
Green Turtle Cay.
"The same scenario is applic-
able to ostal service between
FreepoLc and West End and
throughout our Family Islands.
The postal system is broke. But
it does not need to be fixed. It
needs to be transformed," the
party said.
The party proposes to trans-
form the system based on a
number of core values, investing
in new technologies and new
strategies which will make the
system more efficient and inno-
vative.
Among those strategies will


be to ensure all streets are
named and that all residences
and businesses are numbered
to make home delivery of mail
possible.
It proposes to also commer-
cialise the Post Office as have a
number of postal systems
around the world.
"We believe in economically
empowering Bahamians to own
a greater share of our econo-
my. Accordingly, Bahamians
will be able to purchase shares
in a new postal company," the
party said.


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A year of tears in Louisiana


ON THE MORNING of last August 29,
Hurricane Katrina was churning northward
over the Gulf of Mexico and started claiming
victims even before it came ashore along the
Louisiana-Mississippi line. A vast dome of
water whipped up by the storm swept into
populated areas east of New Orleans's his-
toric core and along the Mississippi coast. In
central New Orleans, though, the worst seemed
to pass by midday, and as the winds died down
there was no obvious reason to be alarmed.
Then, there was. The water kept rising. Gaps
widened in levees that were far more fragile
than the Army Corps of Engineers had made
them out to be. And New Orleans, a place
known for its music, its spicy food, and its
graceful buildings, descended into pandemo-
nium all because of the failure of a federal
public works project. Handling the crisis was
clearly beyond the capacity of a poor city in a
poor state, and yet in those first awful days
the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife
did more than the Bush administration to come
to New Orleans's relief.
Two weeks later, a chastened President Bush
spoke from the city's Jackson Square and
promised that "we will do what it takes, we will
stay as long as it takes, to help citizens rebuild
their communities."
A year after Katrina, the storm's victims
have yet to see President Bush's promise fully
realized. For a variety of reasons, federal aid
has been slow to reach people who have huge
mortgages on useless homes. The Corps of
Engineers has yet to take responsibility for its
role in the disaster and has missed its own
deadlines for shoring up the city's damaged
flood-protection system. Meanwhile, the city's
recovery grinds along, and half the city's pop-
ulation has yet to return and may never.
At a press conference last week, President
Bush responded to questions about his com-
mitment to the Gulf Coast by noting that the
federal government has promised $110 billion
in hurricane relief. But less than half of that
money has actually been spent.
Some of it went to cash assistance to hun-
dreds of thousands of displaced people. Some
of it was lost in the multiple layers of federal
contractors and subcontractors and sub-sub-
contractors. And some of it has been-misdi-
rected. Of the two states in Katrina's path,
the damage was far worse in Louisiana. But
Mississippi got more aid per victim, largely
because of its stronger congressional delegation
and the influence of its governor, longtime
Republican bigwig Haley Barbour.
In much of New Orleans and its environs,
the scale of damage remains jaw-dropping.
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immediate challenge is how to keep vast, less
famous areas of the city from falling under
the control of gangs, squatters, weeds, and'
stray animals.
Local officials also need to stop stringing
residents along. New Orleans city government
cannot afford to pick up trash, repave roads,
and deploy police officers everywhere it used
to, so officials need to decide how to ration ser-
vices among a reduced population scattered
across a devastated landscape. So far, city offi-
cials have not come up with a clear, realistic
plan, so thousands of homeowners are in lim-
bo.
The Bush administration shares responsi-
bility for the slow process of rebuilding. It lost
valuable time by dithering over and ulti-
mately shooting down a proposal by US
Representative Richard Baker, a Louisiana
Republican, to buy out tens of thousands of
homeowners, freeing them to relocate on high-
er ground. Federal and state officials later
agreed to a relief plan whose terms could end
up encouraging people, even in the lowest-
lying areas, to rebuild their existing homes.
That money is only starting to flow now.
The Katrina crisis showed that the nation is
still poorly equipped to handle a major urban
disaster. Investigations into the failures of the
.city's levees shed light on the insular, self-pro-
tective culture of the Corps of Engineers,
which is in charge of flood control and a host of
other vital public works projects nationwide.
More fundamentally, Katrina also revealed
the banality, the utter emptiness, of the
nation's present political debate. An adminis-
tration that, as a matter of principle, doesn't
believe in government has no.particular stake
in making it run well. When desperate people
are begging for help on their rooftops, it helps
to have a government that works.
But the opposition party's response to the
crisis was disappointing as well.
Reflecting upon the Katrina crisis, some
lawmakers have suggested obtusely that peo-
ple just shouldn't live in New Orleans as if
there were no economic reason for a major
port city to be located near the mouth of the
Mississippi River.
All cities (and their suburbs) are built in
places that expose them to some form of risk.
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another, in the straits New Orleans finds itself
in now. Which raises these questions: How
much do we care for other Americans? How
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In New Orleans and in all the places where
evacuees have taken shelter people are still
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Baker's Bay


EDITOR, The Tribune

ON August 9, 2006,
excerpts of an Affidavit sworn
by one Dr Michael Risk and
filed on behalf of Save Guana
Cay Reef Association Ltd
(SGCR) before the Privy
Council was published in an
article appearing in the Busi-
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expressed by Dr Risk are not-
supported by the facts.
Below are my detailed
responses to specific com-
ments presented by Dr
Michael Risk's affidavit. This
is the first of a two part series
in response to his affidavit.,.
I) Dr Risk states that two
years ago he formed an
impression after review of
"parts of the developer's
EIA." Reviews of partial
EIAs can often provide an
incomplete perspective of the
full scale of' the issues and
may, as it appears in this case,
lead to inaccurate conclusions
and recommendations. Dur-
ing the two years since Dr.
Risk's review of the "parts of
the developers EIA", the
always intended review of the
complete draft of the EIA has
been submitted to the BEST
(Bahamas Environmental Sci-
ence and Technology) Com-
mission. The Commission
completed its review of the
Baker's Bay EIA in Novem-
ber 2005 and concluded "no
objections" to the designs and
plans for the Baker's Bay golf
course and marina. All other
components of the project
plans to date were also
acceptable to the Commis-
sion, with conditions attached
to and subsequently accept-
ed by the developers to all
appropriate components of
reviewed EIA Development
plans. Based on his non-
involvement in the EIA
review process, Dr Risk is
completely out of date and
unfamiliar with the currently
proposed project, the site con-
ditions. and the approved
EIA, EMP, and other per-
mits. Dr Risk has never con-
tacted Discovery Land Com-


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pany (DLC) or Baker's Bay
Golf and Ocean Club (BBC)
to request readily available
and updated documents,
back-up, or a tour of the site.
He has not communicated
with the Researchers at Uni-
versity of Miami since initial
contact either.
II) Dr Risk states that DLC
has not responded to requests
for dialogue. Nothing could
be further from the truth. We
can document several meet-
ings with residents of Guana
Cay and members of SGCRA
with extensive dialogue about
the project and changes to the
plan resulting from the dia-
logue. These meetings date
back to at least August 2004,
with subsequent meetings
held in August 2005 and June
2006. Further, DLC has
advertised on radio, in news-
papers, and on national TV
for interested entities to
accept an open invitation to
tour the project site and have
dialogue with us about the
project.
III) The above referenced
Tribune article quotes Dr Risk
as follows: "I outlined several
extremely serious deficiencies
in the EIA, where aspects of
the development that could
develop into full-blown envi-
ronmental catastrophes had
been handled badly, or not at
all. I underlined problems with
the mnirina dredging, runoff
of nutrients from the golf
course (I dove a lovely fring-
ing reef no more than 20 yards
from one of the proposed
holes), and emphasised that
there were grave problems
with the marine monitoring
programme."
Response: We note that Dr
Risk has not reviewed the
Environmental Monitoring
Plan (EMP) for the Passerine
at Abaco, Ltd/Baker's Bay
project. The concerns he
voiced and which are repeated
above are all addressed in the
EMP and being practised by
the independent Environ-
mental Monitoring Team
(EMT) team from the Uni-
versity of Miami as well as the
BBC in-house environmental
management team on proper-
ty.
IV) Dr Risk states that he
does not understand that any
deficiencies of the draft EIA
have been addressed. We note
that he has never attempted
to understand whether or not
they have. He has not called,
made written request, nor
attempted to schedule meet-
ings to discuss and/or review
the current EIA and EMP.
Importantly, the BEST Com-
mission conducted an in-depth
and exhaustive review of the
EIA where additional docu-
mentation, changes, clarifica-
tions, etc, were requested and
subsequently provided by the
developers. It was only after
these iterations that the
favourable review of the EIA
was concluded by the BEST
Commission in early Novem-
ber 2005.
VII) In point 11 of his affi-
davit Dr Risk states: "It would
appear that operations on
Great Guana Cay fall well
short of best practices. Dredge
plumes have become com-
mon, mangroves have been
bulldozed, and silt curtains are
ineffective and I am told by
Troy Albury are not being
used at all where they should
be. Corals along that coast will
now be in a state of stress
from sediments, to add to the
levels they were already expe-
riencing; the best way to kill
coral is to put sediment on it,
and this appears to be what is
happening. Many acres of for-
est have been bulldozed down,
causing further environmen-
tal stress."
Response: Dr Risk states
that he has been "told by Troy
Albury (that silt curtains) are
not being used at all where


they should be." This is simply
a completely false and unin-
formed statement that Dr
Risk makes on the basis of
what he has been told by Mr
Troy Albury.
Dredge related activities only
commenced at the project site
during June 2006 and the use
of properly installed silt cur-
tains have been well docu-
mented by the project con-
tractors and the in-house BBC
environmental team. Further,
there is no evidence that coral
reefs are being adversely
impacted by any sediments
originating from development
activities at BBC. Importantly,
Dr Risk's statements are anec-
dotal and not based on any
quantitative or scientific infor-
mation. Bulldozing, but more
accurately clearing of any
trees at the project site is con-
sistent with approved EIA
standards, acceptable devel-
opment practices, best envi-
ronmental management prac-
tices, as well as appropriate
Government of The Bahamas
permits and approvals.
VIII) The above referenced
Tribune article quotes Dr Risk
as follows: "Another of my
fears has been realized: the
bedrock on the island is much
closer to the surface than pre-
viously estimated. This means
that any wastewater discharge,
and all fertilisers, herbicides
and pesticides used on the
proposed golf course (or as
part of the preparations of the
development), will be on the
reef in a matter of hours. It
appears that the developers
have already removed sub-
stantial areas of topsoil which
means that any substance with
an environmental impact (oil,
fertilisers, pesticides, etc) will
simply.pass straight into the
reefs, destroying it."
Response: The assertions
here are false and opinionat-
ed. Dr Risk provides no sci-
entific information and/or
quantitative measures to sup-
port these allegations.
Detailed geotechnical stud-
ies conducted by the BBC
developers provides the data
necessary to determine
bedrock depth on the island;
to our knowledge, Dr Risk
and/or his associates have not
conducted these kinds or any
comparable studies. Most dis-
turbing, the development site
to date has no areas where
"the developers have already
removed substantial areas of
topsoil"; a statement that is
grossly false and its associat-
ed consequence ("......which
means that any substance
with an- environmental
impact oil, fertilisers, pesti-
cides, etc will simply pass
straight into the reefs,
destroying it"), is intended
to harm the reputation of the
developers.
In closing, it is important
to note that proper research
and testing using proven and
novel approaches are need-
ed rather than public judg-
ments and pronouncements
based on speculation and
hearsay. This will do more to
ensure the generation of reli-
able base line measurements
and data that can stand up to
the scrutiny of other mem-
bers of the scientific commu-
nity. More importantly, such
an approach will provide the
optimal and most beneficial
environmental safeguards for
the Great Guana Cay com-
munity. The environmental
team at Baker's Bay is com-
mitted to this methodology.
It is regrettable that the prop-
er fact finding methods
appear not to have been fol-
lowed by Dr Risk in such an
important case.



LIVINGSTON S
MARSHALL, Jr, PtiD
(Marine Science)
Sr VP, Environmtei &
Community A~firsuker's
Bay Golf & Ocean Club
Nassau
August 2006


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4, MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2006






MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2006, PAGE 5


THE TRIBUNE


0 In brief

Guyana

battling

rise in drug

trafficking


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do with a bad workforce


a GUYANA
Georgetown
DRUG trafficking is cor-
rupting this sparsely populated
South American nation and the
government is letting it happen,
opposition politicians warned
as they wrapped up campaign-
ing for presidential and parlia-
mentary elections, according to
Associated Press.
The two leading challengers
to President Bharrat Jagdeo in
Monday's elections say eco-
nomic stagnation is providing
fertile ground for drug traffick-
ing in Guyana, which lies on the
Caribbean coast between
Venezuela, Brazil and Suri-
name.
The US State Department
said drug trafficking accounts
for up to 60 percent of this for-
mer Dutch and British colony's
economic activity and claimed
authorities have awarded
"known drug traffickers" tim-
ber concessions in the country's
interior, allowing them to build
remote outposts and airstrips.
Jagdeo's government denies
the allegations and polls show
he is likely to retain the presi-
dency Monday when some
492,000 voters are eligible to
cast ballots for president and 65
parliament seats. Candidates
from the governing People's
Progressive Party, or PPP, and
nine other parties are running
for office in this nation of
730,000.
Polls show opposition parties
could take control of parlia-
ment, forcing the government
to negotiate a power-sharing
agreement.

West Indies

cricket

legend

Sdies at 80

BARBADOS
Bridgetown
CLYDE Walcott, a West
Indies cricket legend and the
first non-British chairman of the
International Cricket Council,
died Saturday at a hospital, his
wife Muriel said. He was 80,
according to Associated Press.
The cause of death was not
imiiaediately known.
Walcott, a Barbados native
known for his powerful batting,
was part of the famed West
Indies "Three Ws" formation
in the 1950s, along with Frank
Worrell and Everton Weekes.
The trio featured in the emer-
gence of the West Indies as a
force in the game after World
War II.
"His contribution to the game
all over the globe, and to Bar-
bados and the West Indies,
were among the best in the his-
tory of the game," said Rudi
Webster, a former manager'of
the West Indies team.
Walcott scored 3,788 runs,
with 15 centuries, in 44 tests for
the West Indies from 1948-60.
His batting average of 56.68 is
15th in the all-time rankings.
His time as manager, selec-
tor and eventually president of
the West Indies Cricket Board
from the late 1970s through the
early 1990s coincided with the
most successful period of West
Indies, cricket, when the team
did not lose a test series for 15
years.
In 1993, he was knighted by
Queen Elizabeth II for "his ser-
vices to cricket and cricket
Indies and internationally."


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T is perhaps not sur-
prising that the
Bahamas Employers' Associ-
ation, like its counterparts
anywhere, would voice its
opposition to any hint of an
increase in the minimum
wage.
But it seems that, in doing
so, they miss an important dif-
ference between the nature
and practices of traditional
Bahamian businesses and
those elsewhere.
A small or medium-sized
private company that pro-
vides its owners with a solidly
wealthy lifestyle yet pays its
ordinary workers minimum
wages is (and ought to be) an
anomaly in much of the
world. Not so in The
Bahamas.
Here, owners of the tradi-
tional, family-owned compa-
nies that once dominated the
employment landscape, often
have expectations regarding
the relative income of propri-
etors to workers that make
sense nowhere but within the
traditional cultural contextof
The Bahamas.
While it may be hard to dis-
agree with those who argue
that enforced wage increases
are a tax on productivity, the
problem is that, in traditional
Bahamian companies, profits
have vety little to do with pro-
ductivity. And low wages
often have very little to do
with either profits or produc-
tivity.
In fact, a large part of the
problem is that the profit
margins of Bahamian compa-
nies are often artificially high,
a feat achieved partly at the
expense of investment in
labour. Rather than going
into reducing the massive
income gap between workers
and upper management, these
profit margins often go into
the boats, cars and foreign
travel of the owner.

One of the first things
outsiders notice
about the Bahamas is that it
has a lot of people who are
exceptionally wealthy and
who, if they did not live in
The Bahamas, would (as a
matter of certainty) not be so.
Often, these people are
owners of rather small and
relatively unproductive busi-
nesses with unproductive,
unmotivated and often
'sticky-fingered' workers. Yet
somehow these businesses
manage to fund affluent
lifestyles for the owners and
their families.
But if you look closely at
the set up of these companies,
you will find that underlying
their ability to keep their
owners rich is an unusually
steep pyramidical structure,


with a base of low-paid (with-
in the local context) workers,
a virtually non-existent pro-
fessional managerial compo-
nent and an ownership/man-
agement that takes not only,
all the decisions, but all the
money, too!
Within this context the
ever-maligned bad, unmoti-
vated worker becomes a fix-
ture, as being bad and unmo-
tivated are almost required
qualities for any non-owner-
ship position.
This is both because no
motivated, ,self-respecting
worker would be prepared to
work on the terms and condi-
tions offered (these usually
go to sectors like tourism


The profit
margins of
Bahamian
companies
are often
artificially
high, a feat
achieved partly
at the expense
of investment
in labour.


and banking dominated by
foreign owners, with more
modern attitudes toward
labour) and because nepotism
and socially selective appoint-
ments to management posi-
tions create a disincentive for
any ambitious workers.
Atlantis, which has among
the best employees in the
Bahamas, both in terms of
productivity and remunera-
tion, is a good example of a
non-Bahamian approach to
labour and productivity. It
and many other foreign-
originated businesses in our
dynamic sectors would
probably not be affected in
the least if the present min-
imum wage were to be dou-
bled.
PILFERAGE IS NO
EXCUSE FOR LOW
WAGES (NOR VICE
VERSA, OF COURSE)

A favourite retort of
Bahamian business
owners to the arguments for a
higher minimum wage is that,
owing to the ubiquity of pil-
ferage, labour budgets could
not absorb higher wages. If it
appeared in a book of disem-
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a cogent argument. But when
you add the rest of the context
of Bahamian, nuances appear.
Some companies in some
industries simply do not pri-
oritise honesty, since they view
labour in expendable terms. If
your idea of a labour force is a
crew of $150 a week packing
boys doing the work that one
trained employer (with the
prospect of promotion) can do,
then you probably would con-
sider an investment in security
cameras a less favourable solu-
tion to thefts than the summa-
ry dismissal of a few packing
boys.
That Bahamian employers
are actively complicit in mak-
ing the kind of workforce they
complain about is evidenced all
around us, in the low quality of
workers they tolerate and in the
extent to which they alienate
better ones.
Companies like Atlantis fire
bad, thieving employees and
train and encourage good ones.
And their operation in The
Bahamas (using Bahamian
workers) is, like the rest of their
operations abroad, a testament
to the ability of a fair, discrimi-
nating hiring process to deal
with the wiles of even us
crooked Bahamians without
having to resort to 19th century
labour relations.
(Here, incidentally, I must
put prospective employers on
notice: if I were being paid any-
thing less than $300 per week
to do any job in The Bahamas
in 2006, there would be some
considerable risk of my supple-
menting that income at the
expense of my employer. With a
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is consistent with our nation-
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away from this sensitive fact,
and politicians' failure to face


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burying our heads in the sand
about those aspects of Bahami-
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members of his family while
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His untimely death in 1979
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home of old friends Mr and
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Puerto Rico to collect the
humanitarian award of an
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THT IB E M, A T 2, 2 P E 7


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FROM page one
try," Mr Stuart said.
On Thursday a concerned
Mr Christie called for imme-
diate changes to be made at
Her Majesty's Prison, after
viewing the "painful" condi-
tions that inmates and prison
guards must endure."
Mr Christie was touring
the prison in the absence of
Deputy Prime Minister Cyn-
thia Pratt, who is on leave.
Now, in light of his
remarks and persistent dec-
larations by Mrs Pratt that
conditions at the prison were
improving, Mr Stuart said
new questions about Mrs
Pratt's competence and
effectiveness in this partic-
ular position had to be
raised.
Mr Stuart said that in his
opinion it showed that she
was "out of her league and
should never have been
made Minister of National
Security."
The party leader said that
after four and half years of
being the prime minister of
the Bahamas it is startling
to know that Mr Christie
"just found himself at the
prison".
"What kind of a leader,
after hearing complaints
about the prison, just now
decides to visit after four
and half years? It is safe to
assume that Mr Christie's
decision to visit the prison
is only spurred by the pend-
ing general election. The
prime minister doesn't care
about the conditions of the
prison or the working con-
ditions of the prison officers.
He only cares about votes,"
Mr Stuart claimed.
He declared it unaccept-
able for the nation's leader
to just be visiting the prison
after all this time.
"In addition to being
prime minister for four and
half years, Mr Christie was
the leader of the opposition
for five years. Mr Christie
also served in the Parliament
of the Bahamas for more
than 30 years and he is just
realising how bad the prison
conditions are. Where does
Mr Christie live?
"It appears that the prime
minister lives in a delusional
world along with most of his
cabinet ministers. The con-
ditions at the prison have
been deplorable for decades.
It makes me angry to know
that Mr Christie will put on
this circus act just before
elections and act as if he
cares. If he cared, he would
have found his way to the
prison a long time ago," Mr
Stuart said.
Leaders like Mr Christie
bring disgrace to the leader-
ship of the Bahamas, he
added.
"How could a leader allow
his people to suffer for so
long and in the end only give
lip service to their prob-
lems? Ironically, this is not
the first time Mr Christie
displayed these actions. It
was just last year when he
made his first visit to the
Defence Force base at Coral
Harbour after three years of
being prime minister. What
type of leader is this?
"To make matters worse,
Mr Christie said he didn't
know how bad the prison


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was. How many times ha\e
there been complaints from
the Prison Staff Association
about the deplorable state
of the prison? Additionall.
the Minister of Nation:al
Security said on many occa-
sions that the conditions at
the prison were improving
Now. for the prime minister
to order that something be
done right a a\ about the
deplorable condition speaks
0o the competence ot his
Minister of National Secuil-
i." MNr Stuait sjid.

E BDiM Leader"--
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The phenomenon of multiculturalism



and how it endangers British society


* By Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business exec-
utive and former Caribbean
diplomat who publishes widely


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M ulticultura
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rs). nomenon by which nation
states of different religions, tra-
ditions and customs maintain
lism is an their individual cultural iden-
)nal phe- tity while engaging in a range
of peaceful activity such as
trade, investment, tourism and
sports.
While it works in an interna-
tional context, unmanaged mul-
ticulturalism does not work
within nation states.
For instead of contributing to
a strong single society, it frag-
p.i ? ments society and weakens the
nation through the creation of
separate groups with individual
identities and competing values
and traditions.
Britain's now an example
of how unmanaged multicul-
turalism can disrupt a
society. The bombings of Lon-
don trains last year and the
alleged plot a few weeks ago to
blow up several trans-Atlantic
flights by disenchanted persons
born in Britain of foreign par-
ents demonstrates the dangers
of multiculturalism. Their loy-
alty is not to Britain or to
British values, for both their
birth and existence in Britain
are incidental not integral
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n the past, governments
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nient not to manage multicul-
turalism. Instead, they submit-
ted to the extreme views of reli-


It was
convenient for
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and desirable
for community
and religious
leaders, to
push
immigrant
groups into
their own
separate
neighborhoods.


gious and other leaders to per-
mit separate schools and the
development of separate com-
munities. It was convenient tor
governments, and desirable for
community and religious lead-
ers, to push immigrant groups
into their own separate neigh-
bourhoods.
Thus, no funds were allocated
to integrate new immigrants
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grated into it as best they
could.
Bul, a reality of Britain today
is the existence of persons from
ethnic minorities who are born
"in" theii society but are not
"of" it. The challenge that faces
the government is how to manl-
age multiculturalism so that it
does not reinforce separale-
I nes.


R religious tolerance
must continue but not
to Ihe point ol separate "faith"
schools: schools that are pic-
dominantly white should he
required to accept more el h-
nic minorities: scholarships
should also be provided for
bright and talented children
from ethnic minorities; dis-.
crimination, particularly by law
enforcement agencies, should
be rigorously policed to stop
abuse: and funds should be
provided to rehabilitate
deprived areas to create
employment and higher stan-
dards of living. In other words,
minorities must be made to feel
parl of British society.
All this will also require the



The vast
technological
advances of the
last few years,
particularly
in satellite
television and
the internet,
have also
reinforced the
separateness
of these
communities.


active cooperation of-the lead-
ers of ethnic groups who
should incorporate into the
guidance of their communities
the notion of a strong and com-
mon national British culture
undiluted by many flourishing
and different religious strands
and customs.
Without such an approach,
multiculturalism will do noth-
ing more in Britain than pro-
mote discontent and weaken
the nation; as it will in every
other'country in which it is not
managed for the good of the
society as a whole.
Responses to: ronaldl-
sanders29@hotmail.com


u SIR Ronald Sanders


ment, and laws that stopped
racial discrimination, particu-
larly by law enforcement agen-
cies.
Such laws as have been enact-
ed came too late to quell the
resentment that had built up in
the separate communities over
the years.
The vast technological
advances of the last few years,
particularly in satellite televi-
sion and the internet, have also
reinforced the separateness of
these communities. They watch
television programmes in their
own language and they follow
events including about the
country in which they live -
through the news programmes
and websites originating in the
countries from which they
came.

ver the last few years,
schools for Asians
have become "faith schools". In
the case of Muslims, for exam-
ple, children attend separate
schools wearing Muslim dress
and following the Muslim reli-
gion.
And state schools are also, by
and large, separate schools. For
in deprived areas where mostly
ethnic minorities live, the stu-
dent body is also mostly ethnic
minorities.
So, education and technolo-
gy, instead of becoming inte-
grating influences, became a
further means of.creating real
separateness in British soci-
ety.
Fortunately, despite the
weaknesses in the system, the
vast majority of immigrants -
while maintaining aspects of
their culture have adapted
to British society and inte-


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citizens.
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years."
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LOCALNEWS


Environmentalist's efforts at Baker's Bay


A BAHAMIAN environmentalist
is leading the way in ensuring that the
area around the Baker's Bay Golf and
Ocean Club development in Guana
Cay, Abaco, is protected for future
generations.
Shenique Albury is at the head of
the Baker's Bay Environmental Man-
agement Plan, a project trying to
ensure that the Baker's Bay develop-
ment causes minimal damage to the
environment, and makes positive steps
towards the improvement of the habi-
tat on the island.
Albury's position did not come easy
- her choice of a bachelor of science


Albury's work 'will benefit Guana Cay'


degree in biology and environmental
science was looked upon as dubious
by friends and relatives who were not
sure there was a living to be made in
this field, and thought that the "tradi-
tional" science route of a career in
medicine would be more wise.
However, her enthusiasm for the
environment has paid off and looks
to pay off for Great Guana Cay, too.
Appointed as environmental man-


ager at the Baker's Bay development,
Albury has overseen considerable
restoration projects, including a pro-
gramme to restore coastal areas found
in a poor state, and to remove "inva-
sive species" such as casuarinas, which
prevent native species from flourishing.
Such programmes will help protect
the coastal area, said Ms Albury, and
will not only benefit Baker's Bay, but
enhance Guana Cay and future


homeowners at the development will
be expected to keep up the good work.
"A layer of healthy vegetation
breaks'the wind and prevents it from
coming full force at people's homes or
properties during storm events. It is
also habitat for wildlife, one function
Baker's Bay considers to be very
important. We have seabirds that lay
eggs within the coastal buffer zones or
that forage there."


Aside from physical conservation
work, the plan also sees education as
key to conservation, and has launched
numerous awareness raising events and
meetings in the community.
"I feel that I am making a difference -
in saving the environment for future
generations. In that way my job is
rewarding and it is also rewarding
because I am doing something that I
love," Ms Albury said.
Developers of Baker's Bay have
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* VENEZUELA
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VENEZUELAN President Hugo
Chavez said his country is gaining
broad support in its bid for a UN
Security Council seat, even as the
United States tries to persuade gov-
ernments to vote against Venezuela,
according to Associated Press.
Speaking by phone from China
on Sunday, Chavez told Venezue-
lan state television that his govern-
ment is scoring "big victories" in its
effort to obtain a rotating seat on
the Security Council. He noted that
Chinese President Hu Jintao
endorsed Venezuela's campaign on
Thursday, and said other countries in
areas from the Caribbean to Africa
have also pledged their backing.
"I am sure that support is going to
continue growing," Chavez told state
television, speaking from the eastern
Chinese city of Jinan.
US officials, alarmed by Chavez's
deepening ties with countries like
Iran and North Korea, are backing
Guatemala for the UN seat instead.
The race is expected to be decided
by the General Assembly in a secret
ballot in October.
Chavez rattled off a list of region-
al groups that he said were mostly
backing Venezuela after just two
months of campaigning by diplo-
mats.
"China, Russia, the majority of
the countries of the African Union,


the Arab League, Mercosur, Cari-
com and many countries don't say
it," Chavez said. He said the United
States, in opposing Venezuela, "has
turned this into a sort of battle for
the world."
"The US government has been
sending letters to the majority of the
countries in the world," opposing
Venezuela, Chavez said. "Many gov-
ernments... react against the empire
Because they realise it's immoral for
the US empire to try to keep a small,
modest country like Venezuela from
entering a body, whatever it is."
Chavez said he was pleasantly sur-
prised last month when Russian
President Vladimir Putin announced
his support for Venezuela. "We had-
n't even touched on the subject,"
until Putin mentioned Russia would
back Venezuela, Chavez said.
"I'm not going around asking for
votes from any president," Chavez
said.
Chavez often clashes with Wash-
ington and has warned his oil-rich
country must be prepared to defend
itself against a US attack. American
officials insist there are no such
plans.
Chavez also said he met with Chi-
nese businessmen involved in satel-
lites and discussed Venezuela's plans
for "a group of satellites for our air
defence." He didn't elaborate. Chi-
na is already building a separate
communications satellite for
Venezuela to be launched in 2008.,


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Church 'must focus


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community

IF the Christian Church con-
tinues to renege on its respon-,
sibility to focus on the Bahami-
an family then the complex
problems of domestic violence
and child abuse will continue to
spiral out of control, pastor of
New Covenant Baptist Church
Simeon Hall said yesterday.
He said while the 3,500
churches engage in religious
tribalism daily, members are
killing each other, and children
are being beaten and raped.
Statistics show that almost 50
per cent of all murders stem
from domestic violence and
similar reports indicate a 20 per
cent increase in child abuse
Bishop Hall said children are
being mercilessly abused and
sexually exploited.
He said while there are pock-
'ets of church-sponsored family
life projects in some quarters a
national programme with focus
on the family and supported by
a majority of our churches does
not exist.
"Thirty-three years into
nationhood the Bahamian
church remains divided, frag-
mented and isolated with most
church leaders singing 'you in
your small corner and I in
mine'.
"A divided church has little it
can honestly say to'a broken
and divided community."
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This weekend, another hos-
pital staffer said: "They are
encouraging all females to have
mammograms annually, but the
government health facility is
scheduling patients for next year
when it should not be happen-
ing."
With the increase of local can-
cer incidents and understanding
the urgency of the matter in


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ee said that some in the radiol-
ogy section have made them-
selves available so that more
mammograms can be done per
day.
But, according to the employ-
ee, management is saying: "We
are not doing more until the
government gives us more
staff."


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when a Bahamian nurse came
to the department in uniform,
presented a request for a mam-
mogram, and was given an
appointment three months
down the line.
At the request of another hos-
pital worker, the nurse was
allowed to be examined later
that day. She was diagnosed as
having breast cancer and had to
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cancer, and you tell me to come
back in January, do you know
what can happen between now
and January?" asked one
employee.
In investigating the initial
report last week, a Tribune
reporter tried to make an
appointment for a pelvic exam-
ination, only to be told that an
ultrasound could not be per-
formed until late in December
or the first week in January.'
Hospital employees feel that
some foreign staff do not have
the interest of the Bahamian
public at heart and are using the
"short staff" excuse as a ploy to
"hold government hostage" in
order to get more of their com-
patriots into the country.
The staffers said there are sev-
eral qualified Bahamians who
have applied as radiologists andl
radiographers. However, many
have been turned down or
"pushed out."
"If you go to the radiology
department now, honestly, they
have stacks and stacks of things
which should have been report-
ed and sent out with the patient
so that the doctor in the teach-
ing hospital could have made an
accurate diagnosis, and it s not
happening." one employee


pointed out.
In addition to the shortage of
"qualified" workers, this back
log, according to some workers,
could be attributed to hours
when radiologists are available
to. read X-lays..Presently,
according to the employees, the
radiology unit remains open
until 3pm or 4pm, despite the
majority of emergencies occur-.
ring after 6pm.
Compounding the situation,
another employee said, most
doctors working in the emer-
gency rpom cannot read X-rays,
and therefore depend on quali-
fied radiologists to read and
send a report along with the X-
rays and patients being exam-
ined.
In the absence of qualified
radiologists to read the X-rays
and write the reports, said the
employee, many patients are
being misdiagnosed, and in sev-
eral instances, people have died
unnecessarily from the misdiag-
nosis.
Giving an example of the
repercussions that can occur if
concerns in the radiology
department are not addressed,
one employee said: "If you came
in today and you may have TB,
if you do a chest X-ray, and they


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doctor without a corresponding
report, an inexperienced doctor
may miss the indicators, and
send you home.
"When the radiologist comes
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you have ihi'. .d* been released
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nity and have contaminated a
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"If they [doctors] got this
report on time," the employee
said, "instead of sending you
home, we would ha\e sent you
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On top of X-rnvs being diag-
nosed wilitoul radiologist
reports employees complain
that unqualified persons are
making requests fo; X-rays Lo -
be performed, vlii'n, by law,
only doctors should b!e ilmking
such requests.
In light of this. 7Th I Tribiie
was shown a radiology and
ultrasound requisition for an X
ray to be conducted on a body
part which turned out to be the
wrong body part needing the X-
ray. In addition to that, the sig-
nature on the request form did
not belong to the doctor to
whom it was ascribed.
"In America," said the
employee, "'the patient could
sue."
"The problem in the
Bahamas, however," the '
employee added, "is that the
public is not knowledgeable
about radiation, so they do not
take it too seriously."
Responding to radiologists'
concerns, last week the hospi-
tal authority said: "The training
of additional Bahamian doctors
in radiology and Bahamian radi-
ographers is a priority of the
government and the authority.
"The PHA has plans and bud-
getary allocations now in place
for the employment of two addi-
tional radiologists and six addi-
tional radiographers (techni-
cians) as well as other support
staff for the radiology depart-
ment at PMH." -
"Beginning in September, ."
2006," the PHA said, "fifteen
radiographers and radiologists
n.S undldrgo special training in
CAT imagi.g/'
But an employee of the radi-
ology department said: "You
cannot go to a CAT Scan for
two weeks and come and run a
department.
"If you do not have your five
or six years of training in that
area," continueLd !ie employee,
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Human

smuggling
FROM page one
dent.
This latest crackdown on a
human trafficking scheme
comes just five months after the
Joint Anti-Smuggling Unit
(JASU) an initiative of US
and Bahamian law enforcement
officers conducted a pulse
operation at four New Provi-
dence airports to stop human
smuggling activities.
Led by the investigative unit
of the Bahamas Immigration
Department, the operation
included a multi-agency team
of Royal Bahamas Defence and
Police Forces, Customs, and US
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity personnel.
During that weekend opera-
tion, the team questioned 50
suspected illegal migrants and
developed several leads into
identifying those involved with
facilitation of the criminal activ-
ity. The team was expected to
extend the operations to other
parts of the island and other
locations throughout the
Bahamas.
Inspector Evans said yester-
day that human smuggling con-
tinues to be a challenge for
Bahamian authorities.
He said that these kind of
operations are not easily uncov-
ered, so police were very
pleased to have uncovered the
Liberty scheme on the week-
end.
In the US' 2006 'Trafficking
In Persons Report', the
Bahamas was included in the
"special case" section at the end
of document as a country where
"although the presence and
scope of trafficking has not been
documented, some factors indi-
cate that a significant number
of trafficking victims may exist."
"The problem of trafficking-
in-persons in the Bahamas is
unmonitored and undocument-
ed. The lack of reliable data at
the present time makes it
unclear whether a significant
number of trafficking victims
enter, transit, or depart from
the Bahamas," the report read.
Minister of Immigration
Shane Gibson has since vowed
to introduce stricter and more
efficient methods of identifying
and tracking immigrants into
the country.


FROM page one
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Chief Meteorology
Officer Basil Dean said that a
high pressure system over the
north-east of the US is currently
preventing Hurricane Ernesto
from making a jog to the east
towards the Bahamas.
"As long as that ridge holds,
we should be all right, the core of
the storm is well south of us. Only
if there is a shift, then we could be
in trouble," he said.
However, he pointed out that
Ernesto is at the moment expect-
ed to remain on its projected
track, therefore allowing the
Bahamas to make an lucky
escape.
"As the system passes off Cuba
tomorrow, the south-eastern
Bahamas will experience some
strong winds and heavy down-
pour. Then as the storm contin-
ues to move north-west later in
the week the central and north-
ern Bahamas could also experi-
ence some heavy showers," Mr
Dean said.
At press time last night, Hur-
ricane Ernesto was expected to
weaken to tropical storm
strength.
However, hurricane watches
remained in place for Jamaica,
FROM page one


Hurricane
Cuba, Haiti, the Cayman Islands,
the Florida Keys and portions of
the Florida peninsula.
Florida Governor Jeb Bush
yesterday issued a state of emer-
gency because of the possibility
that Hurricane Ernesto could
threaten the state.
All visitors were ordered to
leave the Florida Keys and all
travel trailers and recreational
vehicles were ordered off the
islands immediately.
The storm moving north-
west at near 8mph was expect-
ed to move over Cuba, then bring
rain and wind to southern Florida
by early Tuesday, the National
Hurricane Center (NHC) in Mia-
mi reported yesterday.
It was projected to strengthen
off western Florida on Wednes-
day, but the location of any US
landfall was still unclear.
The NHC warned that Emesto
could intensify into a hurricane as
strong as Katrina, which devas-
tated the Gulf Coast last August.
Experts at the NHC 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.

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ammunition.
"Police received a complaint about a man in the Churchill sub-
division. When officers arrived on the scene the man in question
was standing in a yard. He removed an object from his waist and
threw it on the ground. That object was later discovered to be a
9mm pistol. Eleven live rounds of ammunition were also found,"
Mr Evans said.
Further investigation by officers also turned up a 12-gauge
shotgun with seven live rounds.
Police have arrested a 20-year-old man of the Churchill sub-
division in connection with this incident.

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Super Value, Continental Food pledge


BUYERS from Super Val-
ue supermarkets and Conti-
nental Food have pledged
their "full support" for Cat
Island farmers during a
meeting with them last week-
end.
"Our company is 100 per
cent oomimitted in supporting
-nd purchasing of all Bahami-
an-grown produce," said


Clifton Fernander of Super
Value.
Added Continental's Patrick
Treco: "We totally support the
local market and want to buy
more Bahamian-grown pro-
duce."
They were part of a Ministry
of Agriculture/BAIC team
which met with Cat Island
farmers last weekend to map


out marketing strategies.
Super Value and Continen-
tal bought all the produce at
the Smith's Bay Packing
House in Cat Island, includ-
ing hundreds of pounds of
water melons, pumpkins and
peppers.
Fernander and Treco
pledged to open a market for
the sale of produce the gov-
ernment's packing house
refuses to accept.
They also offered to buy
directly from farmers at a price
higher than that offered by the
government's packing house,
and to assist farmers with
transporting produce from the
mailboat at Potter's Cay dock.
Also in the delegation were
BAIC chairman Michael
Halkitis, Cat Island MP Philip
'Brave' Davis, Ministry of
Agriculture and Marine
Resources assistant director
Stan Smith, BAIC's assistant
general manager Arnold
Dorsett, consultant Benjamin
Rahming, consultant Erring-
ton Watkins, and Bahamas
Agricultural Producers Asso-
ciation president I G Stubbs.
The Bahamas imports more


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N NATIVE grits are popular again. BAIC chairman Michael Halkitis, Continental Food's Patrick
(right) Treco and Clifton Fernander of Super Value Food stores inspect dried corn in a Cat Island field
last weekend. (BIS Photo by Gladstone Thurston)


than 80 per cent of its food
products, said Fernander, "and
that gives us an enormous
opportunity in the agriculture
sector."
He said Super Value wants


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officiate. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.
He is survived by 17 children, Derwin, Godfrey,
Brian, Catherine, Nancy, Denise, Margo, Joan,
Clarence, Michael, Derek, Lisa, Derica, Shon, Kevin,
Antoinette and Dion Higgs; sisters, Naomi Foulkes
and Blanche Butler; sons-in-law, Perry Cunningham,
Michael Higgs, Eric Deveaux and Whitfield Woodside;
daughters-in-law, Linda Higgs, Effie Higgs, Paulette
Higgs, Nadine Higgs, Vanessa Higgs and Janneth
Higgs; 48 grandchildren, Tamar, Miyoshi, Derwin Jr.,
Demetre, Daryll and Danielle Higgs, Miquela, McCara
and Michael Bethell II, Alethis, Adelphus and Athena
Cunningham, Shaniqua, Tene, Kamara and Eric
Deveaux Jr., Brithney, Brian II and Branden Higgs,
Chanel Wells, Hernipha Wilkinson, Cameron Laing
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Clarica, Shandy, Adam, Clarnique, Derek Jr., Jemiel,
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Montez Jr., Nimaal and D'Andrieca, Robert Nixon;
great-grandchildren, Shamara Campbell and Zaniyah
Newton; brothers-in-law, Joseph and John Symonette;
sisters-in-law, Jackie Barry and Ruth Symonette; nieces,
Julie Herrera, Chantelle Okpere, Lisa Bethel, Emily
Lockhart, Christine Butler; nephews, Brenden, Dion,
Michael, Leo, Joseph and John Foulkes, Anthony,
Darryl and Louis Butler and a host of other relatives
and friends.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers
Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Tuesday from 10am
to 6pm and on Wednesday at the church from 9am
until service time.


to buy more Bahamian-grown
produce than imports.
"It is our view," he said,
"that we should be purchas-
ing and selling a higher vol-
ume and percentage of local
crops throughout the year.
"But we realise that this
could only be done and made
possible by crops being avail-
able to us."
Fernander said it was of
"great concern" to Super Val-
ue that, especially over the last
four years, agriculture in the
Bahamas has been in decline.
Despite Super Value's com-
mitment, he said, the compa-
ny's standards must be main-
tained.
"We do require that prod-
ucts consistently be of good
quality," he said. "We know
that farming in the Bahamas is
not inexpensive, but we do
expect prices to be on par with
the market."
The government's packing
house in Cat Island does not
accept water melons under ten
. pounds.
"But an eight-pound water-
melon is an ideal size for the
housewife to take home," said


Fernander. "Super Value must
be committed to taking that
size of watermelon.
"It hurt my heart, walking .
through those farms, seeing ,i
those watermelons on those
vines just laying there doing
nothing. We have a market for
them in Nassau.
"And melon is just one
thing. Our aim is to put food
on the Bahamian table at the
best price possible. The con-
sumer demands it."
Treco, who also owns food-
stores on Baillou Hill Road
and in Fox Hill, said he was
pleased with what he saw in
Cat Island.
"Being a farmer I always
support the local market first,"
he said. "The prices may not
be the best but I know that
they work hard and they need
value for money.
"So, when they come on the
market, I buy them. I may not
make as much money as the
US stuff but then we keep the
money here.
"Once we have established a
relationship, and once we
SEE next page


EAST SIUNRSE MORTUARY


"A New Commitment To Service'



ANDRE NICOLE
MILLER, 42

of Rodgers Corer off Blue Hill
Road will be" held on Tuesday,
SAugust 29, 2006, at 11:00 a.m..
on August 29, 2006, 11:00 a.m.
~ at St. Gregory's Anglican
SChurch, Carmichael Road,
.ia u officiating will be The'
i" Venerable James Palacious and
Father Carlton Turner.
Cremation will follow.
Cherished memory will
always linger on and in the
hearts of his loving wife
Rochelle; two sons, Breyden
and Andre; one daughter, Shaneka of Florida; three
grandchildren, Kenska, Shivonne and Kenasha; three stepsons,
Kyle, Kevin and Kayron; parents, Horace and Delores Miller;
two brothers, Adrian and Antione Miller; four sisters, Mona
Lisa Seymour of New York, Camille Stubbs, Cindy Curtis
and Sadica McKenzie; father-in-law, Charles Armbrister;
mother-in-law, Marilyn Armbrister of Florida; nine brothers-
in-law, Joel Seymour, Roger Stubbs, Sgt. 1139 Anthony Curtis,
Kareem McKinney, Charles, Omai, Brian, Demetrius and
Earlyn Armbrister; three sisters-in-law, Raquel Glinton,
Beidina Mizejewski of Florida and Birdie Coroly; one son-
in-law, Reagan Rolle; three uncles, Bruce Carroll, Harry
Miller and Rudolph Miller of Atlanta; seven aunts, Dillis
Saunders, Gloria Ward, Cynthia Saunders, Nellie Cooper,
Edna Pennerman, Myrtle Murphy and Sandra Miller of New
York, four grand-uncles; two grand-aunts; six nephews; four
nieces; numerous cousins, ahost of friends and other relatives
including their families, Nigel Rosson, Philip "Spy" Prosper,
James Williams, Randy Davis, Kaydra Russell, the Armbristers,
of Rodgers Corner and Oxford Street, David aid Jill Kendell
of England; also other friends of England, the Rolles of
Florida, Delrose Bullard of Harbour Island, Saturn and Karen,
Paradise Fisheries, members of St. Gregory's Anglican Church,
Faith Avenue North, Miller's Long Island, The All Saint's
Camp especially Diana Thompson, Theresa Glinton, Joann
Bannister and Charlene Stuart.

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0'CALNEWS I


support for farmers


know what is being produced,
why should we spend our
money supporting the Florida
market? Keep our money here
and help our people.
"We will be in constant con-
tact with the packing house in
Cat Island. And until we have
established what you are doing
we will be supporting the
packing house.
"We could only buy from
you. It is up to the consumer to
say whether the local stuff is
okay. We know that the local
stuff is okay.
"The grading may have to
improve a little bit but we
S-know what we have been get-
ting locally is okay."


0 SUPER Value
and Continental Food
bought all the packing
house in Cat Island
had to offer during a
visit last weekend. Pic-
tured from, left are
BAIC consultant
Errington Watkins,
Bahamas Agricultural
Producers Associationi
president I G Stubbs,
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Lawsuit pushed


Kerzner buyout




$81 per share


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
KERZNER International
and its Board of Directors have
admitted that a class action law-
suit filed against them helped
to increase the price offered by
Sol and Butch Kerzner, and
their investor group, to buy out
all other shareholders to $81
per share.
The acknowledgement is con-
tained in the Settlement Agree-
ment, agreed on Wednesday,
August 23, 2006, by Kerzner


Class action settled before today's EGM; Bah
may be able to participate in Settlement Clas


International and its Board of
Directors to settle a class action
lawsuit in the California courts
that was brought by a Joseph
Piechura on behalf of himself
and other shareholders.
The Settlement Agreement
was described as "a good faith
compromise", and did not mean


that Kerzner International and
its Board of Directors, who
were also sued as individuals,
had admitted to any wrongdo-
ing or the lawsuit's allegations.
Members of the Settlement
Class, or all those entitled to
any settlement proceeds, the
terms of which have not been


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nary share lge mt
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Resort hits second quarter


Central Bank to enforce $500 rer, aideby Easter timing


ATM withdrawal limit


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
-and CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter
Some Bahamians might find
this September that the amount
of cash they can withdraw from
overseas Automatic Teller


Machines (ATMs) is less than
they are used to, as the Central
Bank of the Bahamas moves t )
enforce a $500 per day limit for
ordinary cash cards.
The Tribune has confirmed
that the Royal Bank of Canada
has been asked to reduce the
amount of cash its customers


can withdraw from overseas
ATMs using their ordinary cash
:.cards to a maximum of $500 per
day, rather than iite current
$1500.
The issue goes back to the
late 1990s, when Royal Bank
was first given permission to
issue to its Bahamian clients


cash cards that allowed them to
withdraw funds from ATMs
outside this nation, chiefly the
US. -- -
As a condition for approving
this, the Central Bank imposed
the $500 maximum per day limit.
SEE page 2B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
KERZNER International's'
Atlantis resort on Paradise
Island would hai. e .en.: ited a
20.7 per cent operating income
rise in the 2006 second quarter
had it not been for a $4.8 mil-
lion one-time provision, as the
property enjoyed the benefits


from a later Easter and the
now-open Marina Village.
Unveiling its financial
results for the three months to
June 30, 2006, which are likely
to be the last ever as the
Kerzners move within the next
three days to take it private,
Kerzner International said
SEE page 9B


Isle of Capri


takes $2.2m


Freeport hit


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Isle of Capri said it has taken
a $2.2 million one-time hit over
the impending termination of
its casino lease at Freeport's
Our Lucaya resort, something it
does not expect to be repeated.
The US-based casino opera-
tor is planning to exit its Isle-
Our Lucaya operation by June
2007, and the Government has
been engaged in talks with oth-


er casino operators to find a
replacement and preserve som e
270 jobs.
In its results announcement
for the fiscal 2007 first quarter,,
which ended on July 25, Isle of
Capri said: "The company
approximately $2.2 million in
lease termination costs at the
Isle-Our Lucaya in the first
quarter df fiscal 2007.
"This charge relates to the
SEE page 2B


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tem have been tackled, in addi-
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likely impact on tourism and an
already high-cost economy.
The Nassau Institute, the
Bahamian economic think-tank,
said the Bahamas spent 54 per
cent and 32 per cent more on
healthcare than the UK and
Canada respectively, when mea-


sured as a percentage of gross
domestic product (GDP) and
adjusted for population age.
The Nassau Institute pointed
out that both the UK and Cana-
da had public healthcare sys-
tems similar to the Govern-
ment's proposed NHI plan, aid
that both countries were expe-
riencing funding and 'patient
access to care' problems.
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think-tank, which commission-d
SEE page 9B


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* By Fidelity Capital Markets
IT was another active trad-
ing week in the Bahamian mar-
ket as 64,113 shares changed
hands. The market saw a whop-
ping 18 out of its 20 listed stocks
trade, of which three advanced,
five declined and 10 remained
unchanged.
Volume leader for the week
was Commonwealth Bank
(CBL) with 12,918 shares
changing hands, accounting for
20.15 per cent of the total shares
traded.
The big advancer for the
week was Cable Bahamas
(CAB), whose share price
increased by $0.30 to end the
week at $9.43. On the down
,side, the Bahamas Property
Fund's (BPF) share price fell
by $0.59 to close at $11.46.
For the week, the FINDEX
advanced by 0.68 points to stand
at 697.67.
COMPANY NEWS
Abaco Markets (AML) -
AML has released its 2006


first quarter financial, posting a
net loss of $1.8 million versus a
net loss of $410,000 in the 2005
first quarter. Some $1.5 million
of the $1.8 million net loss rep-
resents a non-cash restructur-
ing charge on assets to be
divested.
Sales grew by $2.3 million or
14.6 per cent to total $17.8 mil-
lion, while the cost of sales
increased by $1.5 million or 14.1
per cent to total $12.3 million.
Gross profit margin remained
unchanged at 31 per cent.
Operating expenses increased
by $310,000 to total $5.1 mil-
lion, compared to $4.8 million in
the 2005 first quarter. Net oper-
ating profit was $495,000 ver-
sus $40,000 year-over-year.
AML reduced its bank debt
by $721,000 during the quarter,
resulting in interest expense
declining from $449,000 to
$383,000, a trend that AML's
management expects to contin-
ue going forward.
In related news, AML man-
agement said the divestment of
its operations in Abaco and


Turks & Caicos is progressing
nicely. The sale of Solomon's
SuperCenter in Marsh Harbour
was completed in June 2006,
and the sale of Solomon's, Trea-
sure Cay, and the Solomon's
Cedar street building in'
Freeport should be completed
by the end of the second quar-
ter.


Additionally, AML's man-
agement is also in discussions
with interested parties for its
Cost Right Abaco and Cost
Right Turks locations. AML's
management is optimistic the
divestments will help reduce the
company's bank debt and allow
it to move forward as a leaner
and more profitable entity.


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Central Bank to'


enforce $500 ATM


-withdravwal limit


FROM page one
Royal Bank raised this several
years ago to $1,500 per day, but
the Central Bank is now say-
ing that the approval conditions
need to be met, and the $500
limit adhered to.
The changes are likely to
take effect from September,.
and it is unclear whether other
Bahamian clearing banks are
impacted. However, the $500
limit is said to apply to all cash
cards issued by each of the
Bahamian clearing banks.
The $500 condition does not
apply to credit cards, though,
making it uncertain what


impact this will have on
Bahamians' spending, shopping
and eating habits overseas.
It is understood that the Roy-
al Bank has asked the Central
Bank to reconsider the $500
limit, given that the regulator
has embarked on a policy of
relaxing exchange controls.
In addition, the foreign
exchange reserves, which the:
Central Bank is probably trying
to protect through this initia-
tive, arAc lose to an all-time
high, standing at $653.44 mil-
lion as at June 30, 2006.
RoyalBank and the Central
Bank can also monitor the
amount and frequency of over-


seas withdrawals by Bahamian
customers, meaning that any
abuses of the system can be
easily detected.
Gerald Horton, of the Cen-
tral Bank's Exchange Control
Department, said the Central
Bank allowed Bahamians the
option of making withdrawals
using their ATM cards while
overseas.
He said the maximum daily
amount that could be with-
drawn was $500, a limit which'
,was still in place and applied
to all banks.
Mr Horton said that if the
Central Bank set limits, it
expected them to be adhered to.


Isle of Capri

takes $2.2m

Freeport hit

FROM page one
company's planned exit of
the Isle-Our Lucaya opera-
tion by June 2007. No fur-
ther lease termination costs
are expected to be recorded
related to Isle-Our Lucaya."
For the 2007 first quarter,
Isle-Our Lucaya generated
an operating loss of $2.924
million. A $79,000 gain on
depreciation and amortisa-
tion pushed the adjusted
operating loss to $2.845 mil-
lion, with operating margin
at a.negative-59.3 percentt,
Net'revenues for the three
months to July 25, 2006,
stood at $4.93 million, com-
pared to almost $7 million
the year before.


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President, RBC Bahamas and
Caribbean, is pleased to announce
that Mr George Roache has been
Promoted to the position of Vice
president, Commercial Banking,
RBC Royal Bank of Canada,
Baharas and Caribbean, Royal
Bank's Commercial Banking Centre
provides clients with tailor-made
financial solutions for both domestic
and international clients, The
Centre's lending services include
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Credit and Guarantee, multi-
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management positions within
Commercial lending Markets across
Canada in his 30 years with Royal
Bank, George is married to
Marguerite and has two daughters
Sarah and Deirdre,.


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Royal Bank of Canada Is North
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network of 23 branches throughout
New Providence and the Family
Islands, a Commercial Banking
business centre, and 37 automated
banking machines. The regional
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Caribbean is located In New
Providence. Mr Ross McDonald,
Senior Vice President, RBC Bahamas
& Caribbean oversees a retail
network ofr42 branches, four
business centres and 68 automated
banking machines In eight
Caribbean countries, employing
more than 1,200 persons.


The Local Stock Market

FINDEX 697.67 YTD 26.42%
BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTDPRICE
SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE
AML $1.74 $- 939 138.36%
BAB $1.44 $-0.04 3579 30.91%
BBL $0.80 $- 0 14.29%
BOB $7.50 $0.01 8394 7.14%
BPF $11.46 $-0.59 5210 10.19%
BSL $14.25 $0.25 0 11.76%
BWL $1.50 $- 645 19.05%
CAB $9.43 $0.30 2971 -1.26%
CBL $11.10 $0.10 12918 21.84%
CHL $1.90 $- 11310 15.85%
CIB $13.50 $- 900 24.08%
CWCB $5.44 $-0.02 10702 -0.37%
DHS $2.45 $- 200 12.90%
FAM $6.15 $-0.06 1000 1.65%
FCC $1.00 $- 1484 -13.04%
FCL $11.21 $- 510 11.54%
FIN $11.51 $- 938 5.60%
ICD $8.65 $- 588 -13.07%
JSJ $8.74 $-0.36 1188 -3.43%
KZLB $8.07 $0.02 637 17.81%
PRE $10.00 $ 0 0.00%

DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:
Kerzner International (KZL) will hold an Extraordinary
General Meeting on August 28,2006, at 9am in the New Prov-
idence Room of the Coral Towers, Atlantis, Paradise Island.
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) (BAB) will hold its Annual Gen-
eral Meeting on September 7,2006, at 6pm in the Wedgewood
Room of the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Bay Street, Nassau,
Bahamas.'


International Markets
FOREX Rates
Weekly % Change
CAD$ 1.1091 -1.42
GBP 1.8871 0.31
EUR 1.2753 -0.57
Commodities
Weekly % Change
Crude Oil $72.42 1.96
Gold $624.80 1.46
International Stock Market Indexes:
Weekly % Change
DJIA 11,284.05, -0.86
S&P500 1,295.09 -0.55
NASDAQ 2,140.29 -1.09
Nikkei 15,938.66 -1.04


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THE TRIBUNE


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
Baha Mar will accomplish
in three years what Kerzner
International has achieved
in ten years, its executive
vice-president of adminis-
tration and public affairs
said.
Robert Sands was speak-
ing to a group of teachers
who had just completed a
week-long industry intern-
ship designed to equip them
with strategies to teach their
students about tourism.
Mr Sands said Baha Mar's
$2 billion Cable Beach rede-
velopment represents the
largest single investment in
the Caribbean, which when
completed will provide 5,000
permanent jobs for Bahami-
ans.
He said the project will be
an unprecedented joint hos-
pitality and gaming venture,
which will usher in a new era
for Nassau and Cable Beach.
Mr Sands said Baha Mar
was building on the success
of Kerzner International's
Atlantis resort, adding that


when you combined Baha
Mar's 5,000 jobs with the
1,700 jobs Kerzner Interna-
tional is expected to create
through Phase III, it was evi-
dent that the best and bright-
est minds must be recruited
to tourism.
He said that, regrettably
in the past, the hotel sector
had benefited from "what is
left over" in the workforce.
Mr Sands told the teach-
ers they were vital to ensur-
ing that promising Bahami-
ans are involved in the
tourism industry as it grew
and expanded.
Permanent Secretary in
the Ministry of Education,
Veronica Owens, told the
teachers it was vital that edu-
cators dialogue with all the
relevant partners in educa-
tion.
She was glad that educa-
tors were committed to the
cause. Ms Owens added that
ventures such as this were
necessary to "stick a pin in
the collaboration process".
This is the third year that
the Bahamas Hotel Associ-
ation has sponsored the
week-long event.


1700 Kerzner jobs not



confined to tourism norms


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter
THE 1,700-plis permanent
jobs that will created by Kerzn-
er International's Phase III
expansion will not be limited to
the typical housekeeping and
hospitality sectors, Karen Carey
senior vice-president of human
resources for Kerzner Interna-
tional, said.
She said there will be oppor-
tunities in a variety of non-
industry professions for quali-
fied Bahamians, including fields
such as veterinary care, animal
training, photography, fitness
training, specialist engineers,
and laboratory technicians.
Ms Carey explained that each
of these fields, although not


considered tourism jobs, all
added to the visitor experience.
She was speaking at the clos-
ing ceremony for an Industry
Internship for Educators, which
gave teachers a week-long
opportunity to learn strategies
that will help them implement
lesson plans to teach students
tourism-related studies.
Mrs Carey told teachers
that Phase III will require
more than 1,700 permanent
jobs, including room-related
jobs, 300; food and beverage
688; banqueting 108; marine
and water park, 300; facilities,
81; finance, human resources
and information technology,
136; casino, 60; and security,
66.
"Leadership is critical, and it


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(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which com-
menced on the 24th of August 2006.
The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)






BASEL INVESTMENTS

LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which com-
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The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
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will be v :ry important that per-
sons are trained 'to the right
'standards," Ms Carey told'the
teachers. . '
She added that persons wish-
ing to join Kerzner
International now have the
opportunity to do so by visiting
Kerzner's employment website:


www.atlantispijobs.com.
She invited persons of varying
skills to apply.
Following the luncheon, the
teachers received certificates of
participation.
The luncheon and week were
sponsored by the Bahamas
Hotel Association.


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Exuma resort sends




fi rst Bahamian to





sister hotel property


The Four Seasons Resort
Great Exuma at Emerald Bay
is sending its first Bahamian
manager to a sister property,
through the transfer of
Hubert Rolle to the Four
Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
as assistant restaurant man-
ager.
Mr Rolle joined the Four
Seasons Resort Great Exuma
as part of the pre-openingO"
team in food and beverage in
2003.


A.INVETMNT PPRTUIT
VILA 4, ADRS EAC,6OLNY UBIVSIN
'iNi[ICH[0] I TOWN ANDROSI ~I ~IWX ISAD, BAHAMhAS.


The property is 10,436 sq.
ft. and comprises a 2 Bed
2 Bath, Living, Dinning
Room & Kitchen all in
one and 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.
.,.


His stint in Philadelphia is
for 18 months. The eight-
storey Four Seasons Philadel-
phia Hotel is located steps
from the city's financial, retail
and commercial centre. It
offers 364 guest rooms,
including 96 suites, all featur-
ing federal-style furnishings
to reflect Philadelphia's rich
history.
Antoine Chahwan, the Four
Seasons Resort Great Exu-
ma's general manager, said:
"It's with great pride and plea-
sure that we make this
announcement. Hubert has
earned this opportunity to
train at a sister Four Seasons
Resort abroad.
"It was evident that Hubert
has great talent for service
and a strong ability to con-
nect with our guests. This suc-
cess led to his transition join-
ing the room team as Royal
Villa manager, where each
guest that Hubert has inter-
acted with has been made to
feel like royalty."
Mr Chahwan: "He has
enthusiasm, passion, hospital-
ity, personality and drive. All
this adds up to tremendous
potential, which we would
wish to further help him devel-
op. His understanding of the
culture and attitude makes
him an excellent ambassador
for Four Seasons and the
Bahamas.
"/We wish Hubert all the
best in' this exciting move to
the States, and we look.for-
ward to welcoming him back
again one day to Four Seasons
Resort Great Exuma to con-
tinue his adventure with the
family here, back where it all
began." ..

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Pricing Information As Of:
Friday. 25 August 200 6
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES VISIT WWVW.BISXBAHAMAS COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1.586.88 CHG 00.54 / %CHG 00.03 / YTD 238.17 / YTD % 17.48
~. i .. .L .. ...P.-c .: . T,: i,' .5 I Cr.an~ -_ a.l, .,1 EPS C I. P E .. 13
I1 C ,., r. r ii- 1 1 "- 0 : J ': ,:: i 1 ',ri
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 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 2,000 0.009 0.000 211.1 0.00%
11.10 9.00 Commonwealth Bank 11.05 11.10 0.05 2,000 0.943 0.600 11.8 5.41%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.45 5.61 0.16 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 6.15 -0.06 1,000 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 9.50 FirstCaribbean 13.50 13.50 0.00 600 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%
8.50 8.27 J. S. Johnson 8.74 8.74 0.00 100 0.527 0.560 16.6 6.41%
8.08 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 8.07 8.08 0.01 0.160 0.000 50.5 0.00%
1000 1000 Premier Real EEtle 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.195 4.9 1.95%
Fidelit; Over-Tne-Counler SecLriltes
_--i..p-H. 5 ..CL.-t 7i .'.e rl EP.i EF LjEi [ '': .'ee.* 6,1 E1'., i __ i 7 E _- .:13
14.13 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.25 15.25 13.50 7,094 1.923 0.960 7.9 6.74%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
n 54 0 20 RND Holdrinare ?9 0.54 0.00 -0.084 0.000 NM 0.00%
oulina O.ar-The-Counier Securities
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.360 8.0 2.57%
0 60 0 35 RND Holdings n 45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISX Lisled Mutual Funds
. .--2H. rV;tOK-LO F .jr. r T 1.- r. lr, L .:3 I u
1.3031 1 2454 ColrIr. r. r -.1 ,,.-e Fu.u.-, i -i ,,,"
2.9038 2.4169 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.9038**
24500 2.2636 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.450018**
1 1820 1 1246 Colina Bond Fund 1182038"**
FINDEX CLOSE 697 67 I YTD 26 42% 2005 26.09%
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weekly Ask S Selling price of Colina and fidelity 11 August 2006
Previous Close Previous day's wr rnhler i.- J i, volur- L:ist Pice Last traded over-the-counter price
Tod;.y Close Current day .veigli l p, L ui,. ..ekly Vo; Traddll volume of the prior week 0
ChnI qe Change ilr closing price frlr d, E PS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 iIthli
D;liy Vol Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value '" 30 June 2f006
DIV S Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closina rice divided b v he last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 "" 30 June 2006
TO TRADE CALL COLINA 242-502-7010 / FIDELITY 242-356-7764 / FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL f242) 394-2503


* HUBERT Rolle and Antoine Chahwan, general manager of
Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay


* PICTURED from L to R are Jackie Gardiner, director of
human resources at Four Seasons; Hubert Rolle, Antoine Chah-
wan, general manager of Four Seasons Resort; and Helen Barry,
director of rooms at Four Seasons.



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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT 2005/QUI/00283

NOTICE

The Petition of MARK ANTHONY THOMPSON of the
Township of Governors Harbour in the Island of Eleuthera
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
in respect of:-

"IN THE MATTER of All those pieces parcels or tract
of land known as Tract B comprising" 0.953 acres and
Tract C comprising 0.688 acres situate Southeastwardly of
Rolle's Lane in the Township of Governors Harbour in the
Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
Sof The Bahamas".

MARK ANTHONY THOMPSON claims to be the
beneficial owner in fee simple in possession of the parcels
of land hereinbefore described and such ownership arises
by virtue of possession of the said land.

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

(1) The Registry of the Supreme Court,
Ansbacher House, East Street,
Nassau, Bahamas
(2) The Chambers of Johnson & Co., #1 New
Bond Street, Governors Harbour,
SEleuthera
(3) The Office of the Island Administrator,
Governors Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Notice is given that any person having dower or
right of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized
in the Petition shall on or before the 30th day of October
A.D., 2006 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioner or the undersigned a statement of such claim in
the prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure by any person to file and serve a statement
of such claim on or before the 30th day of October A.D.,
2006 will operate as a bar to such claim

LLOYD C. JOHNSON III
Attorney for the Petitioner
#1 New Bond Street
Governor's Harbour
Eleuthera, Bahamas


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Royal Oasis buyers




seek 40-day closing


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT The Florida-
based World Investment Hold-
ings Group is workings toward
closure its Royal Oasis purchase
within 40 days, the minister of
tourism disclosed.
The investors, said Mr Wilch-
combe, have promised the cre-
ation of a new experience
encompassing the International
Bazaar and Goombay Park.
Mr Wilchcombe stressed that
Grand Bahama, which has just
about 3,000 rooms, needs 7,000
to 10,000 rooms in the next
decade to be competitive.
"When Grand Bahama is
able to welcome three million
tourists a year, then we are on
our way, But, right now, we are
still under one million," he said.
"We got up to one million
in 1992, but we haven't been
back there. But, you can't talk
about a sustainable industry
without the inventory that has a
brand and the marketing."
Mr Wilchcombe said: "So
what is happening now is we
are looking to ensure that the
players over here are strong.
That is why it [the Royal Oasis]
has taken longer than we want-
ed to take because we have had
three or four real good players
at the table ,and we are still
talking to everybody.
"But the individuals who
have exchanged contracts, we
can tell you that the potential
developers are having to meet
with us on a regular basis
because we cannot afford to
make a mistake with this."
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 in
Nassau. The company will be
the lead architect and planner in
the investors' bid to revive the
Royal Oasis, once the deal is
closed.

Waiting

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.
Meanwhile, Mr Wilchcombe
pointed out that a ground-
breaking is set to take place by
investor Preben Olsen for con-
struction of a condo-hotel near
Port Lucaya Marina.
And approval has also been
given to the construction of
another 250 condo units for
Lucaya, Mr Wilchcombe said.
He added that Grand
Bahama's "boom bust" year is
nearly over, as plans are under-
way for the re-branding of the
island, which will make it unri-
valled in the Caribbean.
"We have one of the leading
marketing gurus from the US
who has been working with us
in developing a plan for the re-
branding of Grand Bahama,"
Mr Wilchcombe told members
of the Rotary Club.
"We must do that, and mon-
ey must be spent in doing that
so that Grand Bahama will have
its tourism industry."
Mr Wilchcombe indicated
that the lack of brands on
Grand Bahama has significant-
ly impacted the island's tourism
industry.
He believes the Ginn Clubs
& resorts project in West End
will propel tourism on Grand
Bahama in the same way that
Sol Kerzner's Atlantis has done
for Paradise Island, New Prov-
idence, and the Bahamas.
"Sol Kerzner, whether we


like it or not, you can criticise
him all you want, but the truth
of the matter is that Kerzner
has helped us revitalise the
tourism industry," Mr Wilch-


* OBIE Wilchcombe


combe said.
"When I became Minister of
Tourism, no one really knew
about Grand Bahama. I can tell
you today that we have many
people at present interested in
being in Grand Bahama, and
that was not the case many
years ago. That's the case now
because we have a big fish. Bob-
by Ginn is a big fish."
Last December, the Govern-
ment signed a Heads of Agree-
ment with the Ginn Group for
the development of a $3.7 bil-
lion mixed-use resort in west
Grand Bahama.
Ginn has cleared a large por-
tion of the 2,000 acres of land in
West End in preparation for
first phase construction.
Mr Wilchcombe said Bobby
Ginn was able tp attract the
large numbers of people to
Grand Bahama.
"The boom bust year of
Grand Bahama tourism is near
an end in my view. I say that
with a high level of confidence'


because Grand Bahama will
have a brand and a destination,
perhaps unequalled to anything
in the Caribbean," he said.
"I think we've had a boom
bust period in Grand Bahama
because we didn't get brands.
You need brands. You are not
going to build a tourism indus-
try just by putting a name on a
property. It has to mean some-
thing, and you have to be able
to tap into the databases that
exist with these major compa-
nies, like Bobby Ginn.
"Bobby Ginn comes in with a
database with thousands of
clients, and when they come they
will create the tourism we want."
Mr Wilchcombe also men-
tioned that several, other pro-
jects are in the advance stages in
west Grand Bahama, such as
the Blue.Marlin Condominium
in Bootle Bay, Seaward in
Deadman's Reef, and the Boo-
tle Bay Beach project, plus a
multi-million dollar expansion
at Old Bahama Bay.


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NOTICE



IN THE ESTATE OF
EDWARD WARREN
STEINER, late of
416-550 Wilbrod
Street, Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada, deceased


NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having

any claim or demand against or interest in the above

Estate should send same duly certified in writing to the

undersigned on or before 9th October, 2006 after which

date the Executrix will proceed to distribute the assets

of the Estate having regard only to the claims, demands

or interests of which she shall then have had.notice.


FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attorneys for Executrix
P.O. Box AB-20405
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas


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SUPREME COURT



THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
PO. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
August 31, 2006

PROBATE DIVISION
2006/PRO/NPR/00420

In the estate of CYNTHIA HOWE ARMOUR, late of the
City of New York, in the State of New York, one of the
United State of South America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be
made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by LORI ELIZABETH LOWE, of Lakeview
Road, in the Eastern District on the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas, for obtaining the Resealed Grant of
Letters of Testamentary in the above estate granted to
WINTHROP RUTHERFURD JR. AN FIDUCIARY TRUST
COMPANY, Executors, by the Surrogates' Court of New
York County in the State of New York, on the 6th day of
August, 2004.

.Signed
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006

No. 2006/PRO/npr/00430

Whereas OTIS DEVEAUX of The Northern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, Attorney by Deed of Power of Attorney
for the brother has made application to the Supreme
SCourt of the Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of
the Real and Personal Estate of VENSIL B. DEVEAUX
late of Our Lucaya in the Southern District, Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the
date hereof.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00431

In the Estate of JOAN HARRISON late of 31 Sudeley
Street, Camden Passage in the Town of Islington in the
County of England,
deceased.


Notice is hereby given that after the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof, application will be made
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, on its Probate
Side by RHONDA L. C. HULL of The Township of Marsh
Harbour, Abaco, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, is the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas, for obtaining the Resealed
Grant to Probate in the above estate granted to KEITH
GEORGE STUART, The Personal Representative, by the
District Probate Registry at Winchester in the High Court
of Justice, England on the 9th day of March, 2005.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00432


Whereas CARRIE MAE GRAY GARDINER, of No. 129
Poinciana Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Lawful
Widow has made application to the Supreme Court of
the Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real
and Personal Estate of JAMES GARDINER late of No.
129 Poinciana Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the
date hereof.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00433

Whereas RONALD LLOYD, of The Western District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, the Eldest Lawful Son has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of
Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of OTIS
LLOYD late of Mayor's on the Island of Crooked Island,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the
date hereof.

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
ugust 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00434
Whereas RICHARD HERBERT ROGER LIGHTBOUR,
of Mareva House, 4 George Street, New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Attorney by Deed of Power of Attorney for USBANK, the
Executor has made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration with the Will
annexed of the Real and Personal Estate of LILLIAN
RAWLINGS, LILLIAN M. RAWLINGS, LILLY M.
RAWLINGS, LILLIAN MAY RAWLINGS, LILLIE M.
RAWLINGS, LILLY MAY RAWLINGS late of 41 Chalfonte
Place, Ft. Thomas in the County of Campbell in the State
of Kentucky 41075, U.S.A.,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the
date hereof.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00436

IN THE ESTATE OF BEATRICE A. RUSSELL a.k.a.,
BEATRICE ANN RUSSELL, late of 114 Hesketh Street,
Chevy Chase, Montgomery, Maryland,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be
made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by FREDERICK F. GOTTLIEB, of Marsh
Harbour, Abaco, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas, for obtaining the Resealed Grant of
Letters of Administration in the above estate granted to
JOHN B. DUNN, Personal Representative, by the State
of Maryland Montgomery County, Office of the Register
of Wills; on the 23rd day of January, 2006.
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00437

IN THE ESTATE OF JULES GRIFFING a.k.a., JULES D.
GRIFFING, late of the City of Rutland, Vermount, U.S.A.,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be
made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by FREDERICKF. GOTTLIEB, of Marsh
Harbour, Abaco, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas, for obtaining the Resealed Grant of
Appointment of Administrator in the above estate granted
to PATRICIA W. GRIFFING, Administratrix, by the Probate
Court for the District of Rutland on the 21st day of June,
2005.
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00441

In the Estate of ANNA L. BOUDREAULT, late of the City
of Los Gatos in the State of California, U.S.A.,
deceased.


NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be
made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by JETHRO L. MILLER, of the City of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, is the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas, for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters of Testamentary in the above
estate granted to BRENDA BAINS and ROBERT
BOUDEREAULT, the Executors by the Superior Court
of California, County of Santa Clara Probate Department
in and for the State of California, U.S.A., on the 14th day
of September, 2005
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00442

In the Estate of GEORGE MUSGROVE late of The city of
New Haven in the State of Connecticut, U.S.A.,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be
made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, on its
Probate Side by JETHRO L. MILLER, of The City of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, is the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas, for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters of Administration in the above
estate granted to ALTHEA NORCOTT, the Personal
Representative by the Court of Probate, District of West
Haven in and for the Stat of Connecticut, U.S.A., on the
19t day of March, 2004.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00443

Whereas LYNDON O'BRIEN CURTIS, of Florida Court,
Englerston, Eastern District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Only
Son has made application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the .Real and
Personal Estate of VELMA CURTIS late of Florida Court,
Englerston, Eastern District, New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the
date hereof.
D. Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00444

Whereas ARLINGTON WOOD, of Carmichael Road, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of
the Real and Personal Estate of JOSEPH HENRY WOOD,
late of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the
date hereof.

K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
August 31, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00445

In the Estate of KATHLEEN CASSIDY, late of 49 Dennis
Park, Crescent, Wimbledon, Lodon of the United Kingdom,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application will
be made to te Supreme Court of The Bahamas, on its
Probate Side by ROSHAR G. BROWN of George Town,
Exuma, one of the Islands of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, is the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas, for obtaining the Resealed Grant of
Probate in the above estate granted to PETER DAVID
LANSDOWN SCOTT and DAVID AERON EVANS, the
Executors by the High Court of Justice District Probate
Registry at Brighton, London on the 26th day of May,
2004.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
P.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
August 31 2006

NO.2006/PRO/npr/00446

In the estate of MARJORIE MARY FURLONG, late of
46 Marina Court, 35-37, Marina, Bexhill on Sea, East
Sussex of The United Kingdom,


deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of
fourteen days from the date hereof, application will be
made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its
Probate Side by ROSHAR G. BROWN of George Town,
Exuma, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, is the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas, for obtaining Resealed Grant of Probate
in the above estate granted to GEOFFREY FURLONG,
the Executor by the High Court of Justice District Probate
Registry at Brighton, London on the 21st day of February,
2005

D. Robinson
(for) Registrar.


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Tackle 'inefficiencies' before embarking on NHI plan


FROM page one
a comprehensive review of the
SNHI plan by Nadeem Esmail,
director of health system per-
formance.studies at Canada's
Fraser Institute, implied that
the problems experienced with
* the UK and Canadian health-
care systems could be worse
should the Bahamas follow the
same road, due to this nation's
already high spending.
In a statement, the Nassau
Institute said it hoped to for-
mally present Mr Esmail's study
to Prime Minister Perry
Christie, and urged him to
"recogiise that Bahamian
healthcare is among the costliest
in the world".
To assess the cost of the exist-


FROM page one
Atlantis's operating income
increased by 20.7 per cent year-
Son-year to a record $64.8 million.
S This compared to $53.7 mil-
lion for the 2005 second quarter,
but Kerzner International said
the 2006 results were diluted by
a $4.8 million provision related
to a claim from a supplier.
S The claim was resolved after
the second quarter, but includ-
ing that reduced the operating
income increase to 11.7 per cent
Sof $60 million.
Meanwhile, Atlantis saw its
Snet revenues increase by 20.1
per cent to $174.2 million, com-
pared to $145 million the year
before, another record. This
indicates there will be plenty of
upside potential for the Kerzn-
Sers and their private equity part-
ners to enjoy once the company
goes private.
Atlantis's operating income
margin for the 2006 second
quarter was 37 per cent, the
Same as in the 2005 compara-
tive period,
Meanwhile, Atlantis enjoyed
an 8.2 per cent increase in rev-
enue per available "foom
(RevPAR) during the 2006 sec-
ond quarter, growing this from
$256 to $277.
Occupancy levels rose to 90
per cent from 87 per cent the
year before, and the average
daily room rate (ADR) at
Atlantis increased by 5.1 per
cent to $309 compared to $294.
Kerzner International said:
"The increase in net revenue in
the quarter was driven primari-
ly by higher occupancy as a
result of the timing of Easter,
which occurred in the second
quarter this year.
"In the quarter, food and bev-
erage revenue increased by 33
per cent compared to last year."
It attributed the growth in
food and beverage revenues to
the opening of the 75,000 square
foot Marina Village, and the
new Nobu Atlantis, located next
to the Atlantis casino.
Kerzner International said
completion of the main phase
of the $730 million Phase III
expansion, which includes the
600-room all-suite hotel, water
attractions and extra 100,000
square feet of convention space,
was expected in the 2007 first
quarter.
In addition, construction had
begun in June on The Resi-
S dences at Atlantis, the 495-unit
condo hotel project that is a
50/50 joint venture between
Kerzner International and
Turnberry Associates.
Deposits for 179 units more
than a third have now been
received, and in July the joint
venture partners finalized a
$277 million loan to finance
construction and sales and mar-
keting for the property.
Elsewhere on Phase III,
Kerzner International said the
88-unit Ocean Club Residences
was 45 per cent complete at
June 30, with deposits received
on 81 units. The four buildings
involved in the project are
expected to be completed in
stages between January and
May 2007.
The 116 twin and three-bed-
room units involved in the sec-
ond phase at the Harborside
timeshare complex, completed
in August 2005, were 48 per
cent sold at the end of the 2006
second quarter.
Kerzner International added
that slot and table win in the
Atlantis casino increased by 5
per cent and 3 per cent respec-
tively over the same period last
year.
S Over at the One & Only
- Ocean Club, RevPAR
increased by 3 per cent during
the 2006 second quarter,
increasing from $811 to $836.
Yet operating income fell by
S 14.3 per cent from $4.2 million
. in the 2005 second quarter to


ing healthcare system, the Gov-
ernment's Blue Ribbon Com-
mission in 2004 looked at the
share of GDP that was spent
on it per annum.
For 2001, using the Commis-
sion's method, the Bahamas
spent 6.9 per cent of GDP on
healthcare. This compared to
13.8 per cent in the US, 9.4 per
cent in Canada, and 7.5 per cent
in the UK.
But the Nassau Institute said
this method was not correct,
because it failed to account for
the differences in average age
between the Bahamian popu-
lation and those of the other
countries.
Currently, the Bahamian
population is relatively young,
but is set to become older over


$3.6 million this year, which
Kerzner International blamed
on the continued closure of one
of the resort's restaurants.
Kerzner International said it
expected to spend between $120
million and $140 million in cap-
ital spending on Paradise Island
during the 2006 third quarter,
compared to $117.5 million in
the second quarter.
Overall, Kerzner Interna-
tional's total second quarter net
income increased almost five-
fold to $51.9 million, compared


time. Given that healthcare
spending rises as people get old-
er, the Nassau Institute said
healthcare spending compar-
isons between countries had to
be adjusted to reflect the rela-
tive ages of their respective pop-
ulations, something the Esmail
study did.
"On an 'age-adjusted' basis
the expenditures of both the
Bahamas and the US are 14.9
per cent of GDP. Both share
the title of 'Biggest Spender',
and Bahamian spending is 32
per cent greater than Canada
and 54 per cent greater than the
UK," the Nassau Institute said.
"Both have universal access,
publicly funded national health-
care systems and...significant-
ly...both have funding and


to $10.5 million the year before.
This generated diluted net
income per share of $1.33, com-
pared to $0.28 the year before.
Adjusted net income was
$47.6 million, compared to $37.2
million the year before, gener-
ating adjusted earnings per
share of $1.22 compared to
,$0.99 the year before.
Average occupancy exactly
matched 2005 at 86 per cent,
with average daily room rate
(ADR) increasing by 3.7 per
cent to $977 from $942.


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TECHOULOI IEFS

POSITION

AVAILABLE

Administrative Assistant

Skill set: is
Degree in Computer Science or related
field preferred
Experience with coordinating events
Efficient in PowerPoint, Word, & Excel
Exceptional time management and
communication skills
Personable attitude with good customer
service skills
Must be highly organized
Must be a team player

SEND RESUME TO:
Lignum Technologies (Bahamas) Ltd.
The Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza
Fax: 394-4971
Mail: P.O. Box SS-6295









UBS (Bahamas) Ltd., a leading global wealth manager, is
seeking an experienced professional to join their team as


Data and Document Management
Specialist

The main duties of this position are:

* Review of client documentation
* Account opening and maintenance
* Addressing client advisors' requests and queries
* Handling client correspondence

Candidates must possess:

* Strong organizational skills
* Knowledge of "know your customer" requirements
* High level of self-motivation and ability to work
independently
* Attention to detail and commitment to service
excellence
* Proficient in MS Office Applications
* Associate Degree or above in Business Administration
or Accounting

Please send your written application to:
UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
-Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas


'patient access to care' problems."

Cost

The Nassau Institute said the
Blue Ribbon Commission had
acknowledged the cost of public
health services in the Bahamas
was higher than it should be due
to inefficiencies in the system.
In addition, the National
Insurance Board (NIB), which
was the agency likely to admin-
ister the NHI scheme, was 25
per cent overstaffed, and with


administrative costs more than
twice what they needed to be
to make NHI "feasible".
The Nassau Institute said the
healthcare system had some-
thing in common with the
Bahamian tourism industry,
namely its high operating costs,
as shown by the Tourism Task
Force on Trade Liberalisation
report in April 2003.
That report showed that
Bahamian hotels faced operat-
ing costs that were 20 per cent
and 185 per cent higher than
those faced by similar hotels in


the US and the Caribbean, with
operating profits between one
half and one third lower.
The Nassau Institute said:
"The bottom line is that both
the specific and differing cost
problems of the public health-
care and the private tourism
industries suggest the country
should not embark on the
National Healthcare plan until
it has demonstrated concrete
achievement in eliminating the
inefficiencies enumerated in the
Blue Ribbon Commission
report."


Supplier claim impacts


20% Atlantis income rise


Parks Planner and Community Liaison Officer

The Bahamas National Trust has a vacancy for Parks Planner and Community Liaison
Officer. The position is based in New Providence, but will require frequent travel within
The Bahamas

Primary Tasks:

Assist with the development of management planning documents for National Parks
Work with family island conmrnunities and local stakeholders to engage them in planning
efforts and conservation advancement in and around national parks in their respective
conniuunities.
Plan and facilitate workshops designed to engage stakeholders planning process.
Establish resource management goals and develop tools for measuring effectiveness of the man-
agement efforts
Lead the development of proposals for new national parks in New Providence, Grand Bahama and
other Fanily islands.

Requirements/Skills:

The successful candidate must have broad knowledge about conservation issues in The
Bahamas. The individual must be well-organized with the ability to multitask managing several
projects in different locations. Desired skills include:

Strong computer literacy (GIS Skills would be an asset)
Familiarity with conservation issues in general
Background in Science (ecology, biology, marine biology, etc)
Ability to write well and think critically
Ability to multitask and work within deadlines.
Workshop organization and facilitation
Strong organizational skills
Willingness to travel
Pleasant personality

Salary conunensurate with experience. Other benefits include a vacation package, training and
professional development, and an opportunity to travel to several family islands to meet and work
with community based organizations and conservation enthusiasts.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and three references to Human Resources
Manager, P.O. Box N 4105 or HYPERLINK "rnailto:bnt@baharnasnationaltrust.org"
bnt@bahanmasnationaltrust.org by September 15, 2006.






OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE

Ou client, a leading Bahamian company, with more than 135 employees and lilies throughout
The Bahamas, is seeking applications for an Operations Executive to oversee its multi-million dollar
operations.

JoB OBJECTIVE:
The Operations Executive will be responsible for management of the operations of the company
and will report directly to the President The Operations Executive will be responsible for achieving
the operational and financial goals of the company.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSBITIES:
Establish and implement procedures and processes to foster company growth and
efficiencies
Assist in strategic planning exercises
Assist in the annual budget exercise
Assist in the training and development of staff

REQUIREMENTS & PERSONAL AmTTIBIES:
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
Minimum offifteenyears experience in business with at east five inan executive
levelposition. Leadership, managementandsupervisionxperience is required
Previous experience in strategic planning and financial budgeting
Bachelor's Degree or higher in related field. Masters degree preferred
Knowledge of and relations with international suppliers of food and beverages
Experience in inventory control and managing the logistics ofinternational shipments
Knowledge of industry best practices
Proficentin operational functions of wholesale and retail product distribution.
Manufacturing knowledge would also be useful
Proven ability to enhance operational efficiencies
Proficientin the use of the Microsoftrange of applications
Strong technical and managerialskills
Excellent communication, analytical and reasoning skills
Excellent organizational and time mangementskills
Team Playerwith the ability to add value and strength to the company
Honest, hardworking and possess ability to meet deadlines

The position offers an attractive salary and benefits package, reflecting the successful
applicant's experience and qualifications, including a pension plan and medical coverage.

Qualified individuals should submit complete resumes including references before September 15,
2006 to:
Mark E.Munnings
Deloitte & Touche
P. O, Box N-7120
Nassau, Bahamas
ort
Email mmu finge deloitte.co


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Lawsuit pushed




Kerzner buyout to


RBC

FINCO






NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS


The Board of Directors of Finance
Corporation of Bahamas Limited
hereby notifies all of its Shareholders.
that the Bank's actual net profit, based
on unaudited results for the quarter
ended 31st July, 2006 was $5,552,567.
As a result, an interim dividend of
thirteen cents (13 cents) per Ordinary
Share will be paid on 12th September
2006, to all shareholders of record as
of 5th September 2006.

The Bank's total assets stood at
$633,217,617 for the quarter ended
31st July 2006.

KEVA L. BAIN
CORPORATE SECRETARY

Dated this 28th August, 2006


per share


of the action during the negoti-
ations of the terms of the
amended merger agreement,
and acknowledge that the
action contributed to the nego-
tiations that resulted in the
increased price."
The higher $81 per share
price was also likely to have
been prompted by the demands
of Baron Capital Group, the
institutional investor and asset
manager that held 15.8 per cent
of Kerzner International's stock.
Baron Capital Group had
said it wanted a price of around
$80 per share if it was to support
the buyout.
It is thus unclear whether the
words used in the Settlement
Agreement are a convenient
way for both sides to climb
down without losing face.
Mr Piechura and his attor-
neys were also successful in
forcing Kerzner International
to admit that some $6.9 million
of the $10.9 million in total fees
payable to its corporate advis-
ers, JP Morgan Chase, would
be payable only if the deal was


successfully completed.
But the California court then
ruled on July 18 in favour of the
defendants, staying the action
in favour of litigation in the
Bahamas. The Kerzners had
also entered a motion to quash
the lawsuit over a lack of per-
sonal jurisdiction.
Mr Piechura wanted to avoid
litigation in the Bahamas, and
the defendants to avoid an.
appeal of the July 18 ruling,
making a Settlement Agree-
ment a natural to "ayoid the
uncertainty, expense and delay
of further protracted litigation".
Today's Extraordinary Gen-
eral Meeting (EGM) will see
Kerzner International share-
holders, including Bahamian
investors who hold the compa-
ny's Bahamian Depository ."
Receipts (BDRs), vote on
whether to approve the deal
offered by the Kerzners and
their private equity backers.
The Board of Directors has
already accepted the Kerzners'
offer, and with investors owning
close to 40 per cent of the shares
already thought to be backing
the buyout, today's vote is being
viewed as a formality given that
50 per cent plus one is all that is ,
required to approve it.
The Kerzners and their group
are hoping to complete the buy-
out by August 30. To do so, the
Bahamian government will
need to have all the required .,
approvals in place, relating to
ownership changes, at the
Investments Board and Cabi-
net IeVe.
As part. of the Settlement
Agreement with Mr Piechura,
Kerzner International has
agreed to pay all his attorney
fees up to $495,000.


Private bank requires afi
Accounting Officer
who is reliable, personable & a self-startbr.
Must have experience with Microsoft Windows
and working knowledge of accounting
programs. In house accounting program. 3 to
5 years experience an asset. Salary
commensurate with qualifications and
experience.

Send resume, qualifications and 3 references
to "Employment" P.O. Box N-7507. Nassau.





UBS (Bahamas) Ltd., a leading global wealth manager, is
seeking an experienced professional to join their team as

Operations Securities Specialist

In order to meet our requirements all applicants
must possess:

* Minimum of BA.in Accounting, Banking or Finance
or min. three years work experience in the securities
industry;
Strong emphasis in trade processing, settlements,
corporate actions;
Highly skilled in all aspects of Mutual funds subscription
and Redemption;
Keen knowledge of complex financial instruments i.e
Structured products, hedge funds;
Strong problem resolution skills;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, bloomberg, telekurs;
Completion of the Series 7 or Series 6 course is a plus;
Supervisory skills is a plus.

Written applications by Bahamian nationals only
should be addressed to:
UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources

RO. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas


Mr Piechura's action also
sought a declaration that the
merger was unenforceable, and
a direction that the Board seek
a transaction with a better price
and in the shareholders' best
interests.
The Settlement Agreement
read: "The action alleges that
the proposed purchase price of
$76 per share was inadequate,
and that the proposed break-
up fee of 1 per cent of the equi-
ty value of the transaction was
unfair to shareholders." '
Apart from the company,
also named as defendants in the
class action lawsuit were Sol and
Butch Kerzner, and fellow
directors Peter Buckley, Eric
Siegel, Stephen Ross, Howard
Marks, Heinrich von Rantzau
and Hamed Kazim.
Mr Siegel and Mr Marks filed
a motion to dismiss the action
on April 24, 2006, in favour of
bringing it to the Bahamas to
be litigated. All the defendants
denied the allegations, and said
they had "numerous defences".
Then, on April 30, the Kerzn-
ers and their fellow investors
increased their offer to $81 per
share.
The Settlement Agreement
said: "Defendants were aware


$81


FROM page one
investors who hold Kerzner
International Bahamian Depos-
itory Receipts (BDRs) have the
same rights as ordinary share-
holders, it seems they could be
eligible to participate in the set-
tlement class, too. Bahamian
investors who bought in tle
2004 BDR offering stand to
gain a 72 per cent return from
capital appreciation if the buy-
back goes through.,
The Kerzners, backed by
their private equity partners,
had initially offered $76 per
share to buyout all Kerzner
International shareholders and
take the company private, end-
ing its listing as a public com-
pany on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE).
The $76 per share offer was
unveiled on March 20,2006, and
Mr Piechura filed his action in
the Superior Court for Califor-
nia, Los Angeles County, six
days later.
He alleged that Kerzner
International's Board of Direc-
tors had "breached their fidu-
ciary duties of care, loyalty, can-
dor and independence to our
shareholders in connection"
with the planned buyout.


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MINISTRY OF HEALTH & NATIONAL INSURANCE
7-WIArNAL=HALTWINSURANCE IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT



VACANCY NOTICE

PROVIDER RELATIONS SPEIIALIST


Applicants are now being invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Provider
Relations Specialist,

JOB SUMMARY: The successful candidate will be required to take the lead in establishment of
business relations with national and overseas providers of health care services. Prepare and
maintain an up-to-date comprehensive inventory of public and private health service providers
with specific attention to those services In the proposed benefit package [outpatient care,
prescribed drugs, laboratory and imaging services, inpatient hospital care]. Develop a network
of health providers. Establish formal relations with key officers in health facilities and health
professional groups for ongoing flow of information to and from the NHI. Assist in development
of contractual agreements with overseas institutions for provision of care to NHI beneficiaries.
Assist in developing procedures and protocols for utilization and quality of care reviews.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: The holder of the position will report to the NHI Project Manager.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT. Twelve(12] months. May be renewed on favourable review.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
In-depth knowledge of the local health sector,
0 Strong research, written and oral communication skills including computer literacy in the
main word processing, spreadsheet and presentation graphics programmes.
+ Skills in managing meetings, negotiation and consensus building.

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:
Education: Academic qualifications at least at Bachelor's Degree level in Business
Management, Health Management of one of the Health disciplines,
+ Experience in Health Insurance with at least five [51 of those years in a Management or
Supervisory Position.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE: Negotiable

APPLICATION: Interested persons may apply by submitting a Letter of Application and recent
Curriculum Vitae to the following no later than September 8, 2008.

Mr, Stanley Lalta
Project Manager
National Health Insurance Implementation Project
The National Insurance Board
P. O. Box r(-7508
Nassau, Bahamas


Phone: [242] 502-1782 or [242] 502-1786
Pax: [242] 502-1750
Email: slalta@nib-bahamas.com


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THY S 2, 206,


Tourism workshop aims to aid teachers

The first Certified Hospi-
tality Instructor Workshop for
teachers is currently under-.
way in the Bahamas.
The senior director of Fam-
ily Island and product devel-
opment for the Ministry of
Tourism, Angela Cleare,
.,poke about the importance .
of the Certified Hospitality
Instructor workshop to the
Bahamas, during the opening
held on August 22, 2006, in
the Inagua room at the Wyn-
dham Nassau Resort.
The certification is designed
for high school teachers of
lodging, food and beverage
and tourism courses.
Tg he five-day workshop is t PICTURED from L to R: Sherry Collie, manager of small hotels for the Ministry of Tourism;
emgheld in cTonjunrtin wan Faye Gayes, vice-president of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute
the Ministry of Tourism and and facilitator of the workshop sessions; and Ms Cleare.
the Ministry of Education. It (BS Derek
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NOTICE
BLANCHARD SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(a) BLANCHARD SHIPPING COMPANY
LIMITED. is in dissolution under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced
on the 25 August 2006 when its Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is M.J. Jordan
of 539 S. Main Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840,
U.S.A. as sole Liquidator.
Dated the 25 day of August, 2006.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
for the above-named Company



NOTICE


IN THE ESTATE OF
CLEVELAND EUGENE
ALBURY, late of Marsh
Harbour, Abaco, Canada,
deceased


NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 9th October, 2006 after which
date the Executrix will, proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only to
the claims, demands or interests of which she
shall then have had notice.

FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attorneys for Executrix
P.O. BoxAB-20405
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas


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STHE BAtHt% ..
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

MANAGER INSPECTIONS

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas, a statutory agency responsible for regulating the
Invesiment Funds, Securities and Capital Markets in the Bahamas Ihro, gl its administration of'
lhe Securities Legislation (the Investment Funds Act, 2003 (IFA) and Securities Industry Act,
I 99 (SIA), is seeking candidates for the following position:

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

Qualifications and Experience:
Qualified Accountant with a minimum qualification of a Bachelor's degree in
countingg or Finance (Master's degree in Accounting or Finance preferred)
5-7 years experience in auditing or public accounting
Working kno\ ledge of the securities industry and the relevant 'evi-.1.il i n
Competencies:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
SProficient in computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word
and Excel)
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
Ability to work well independently, as well as in a team
Innovation and creativity in problem solving
Highly self-motivated with a keen interest in developing expertise in the capital markets
Ability to multi-task
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a comprehensive
henef package. Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:
MANAGER CORPORATE AFFAIRS
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS
P. O. BOX N-8347
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Fax: 356-7530
E-Mail: info@scb.gov.bs
Deadline for applications is September I", 2006


BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
EXTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE











GRADUATE ENGINEERS


The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites applications for Graduate
Engineers in the fields of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering.

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

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

Application forms can be collected from BEC's Head Office located at Blue
Hill and Tucker Roads, Nassau Bahamas. Family Island applicants can also
collect these forms from their local BEC office in their respective districts.
Applications should be returned completed with all the supporting
documentation to:

The Manager Human Resources & Training
P.O.Box N-7509
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas


Applications must be received on or before Wednesday. August 30.2006


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Pass 1 NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead nine of spades.
The key to success in many deals
lies in visualizing what the situation
will be after, say, nine or 10 tricks
have been played.
This is not as difficult as it might
seem. To illustrate, consider this deal
where South is in three notrump.
Declarer allows East's jack of
spades to hold the first trick, and East
then exits with the ace and another
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body of
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21st
Century
Dictionary
1, R D Iy(1999
edition)
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
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 21; very good 32;
excellent 43 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.


0I CRYPTIC PUZZLE I 1 122- 4 5 -i -6 8


ACROSS
1 Startspending money on a hoax (5)
6 Areawhere Charlie's In the way(5)
9 Where todrive a decent distance (7)
10 Boatbuilder'sskiU(5)
11 A warmtone (5)
12 Fgure afathead hasgotform(5)
13 How to get anaesthetzed atthe
nearest pub(7)
15 One's avourite kind of shop (3)
17 Unique feature of the London
Lyceum (4)
18 A certain elegance of language (6)
19 Writer of note with broken nibs all
round (5)
20 Wldnightsaint what
they usedto be (6)
22 Abadresulttobehold
with ahisl (4)
24 Avuncular American? (3)
25 Givesome men a righttoSir'? (7)
26 Buddyof aChristmascard
decoator? (5)
27 Nominal award (5)
28 Flertoderide unreasonably, not
having started? (5)
29 i's arisky
business (7)
30 Having spl rice on the diner's head,
wept(5)
31 .Advantageous arrangement
of seats(5)


SYesterday's cyptic solutions
ACROSS: 3, Past-a 8, Go-t in 10, Op.-era 11, Leg 12,
Stum-p 13, Blanc-he 15,Tawny 18, Sir 19, Sol-ac-e 21,
Modicum 22, Twin 23, Be-ar 24, Peoples 26, Fru-gal 29,
Lid 31, Fuses 32, S-up-port 34, Atlas 35, Our 36, Maori
37, Aster 38, Studs
DOWN: 1, Dolly 2, Sign-s on 4, Ante 5, Tom-tom 6, A-pp-Al
7, Franc(-o) 9,Tea 12, Sh-rivel 14, CID 16, W-ale-S 17, Y-
earn 19, Sur-plus 20, Stiff 21, Mi-nus 23, Bedpost 24, Past
it 25, Up 27, Rural 28, G-ears 30, Er-red 32, Sa-l-d 33, Out


DOWN
2 Good man needing a bit of help with
crime (6)
3 Bad time to be away fora while (3,3)
4 Such a lot means little (3)
5 How I'll be yours if I send
you a letter (5)
6 Desire to overtake the
one ahead? (7)
7. Singularly positive voters (4)
8 See pay increases as meaning
troubled times (6)
12 The suit to be in,
being sociable? (5)
13 Out of uniform, many are
mere yobs (5)
14 Obtain many an
objective (5)
15 Whatever his rank, he may be
captain (5)
16 The ones Theo's got wrong (5)
18 A dreadful price? (5)
19 Not being attended to makes the
diner go madl (7)
21 Cable from a ship? (6)
22 Many lies are white (6)
23 You may have a hand in it, albeit
briefly (6)
25 The Spanish brew tea to stimulate (5)
26 Be obliged to start home the short
way (4)
28 Geraldine's age (3)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 3, Vista 8, Early 10, Ember 11,Tie 12, Clam
Debacle 15, Place 18, Sou 19, Teeter 21, Settler 22,
23, Band 24, Refuses 26, Rentpr 29, Run 31, Andes
Repents 34, Pines 35, Far 36, Braid 37, Rigid
38, Dealt
DOWN: 1, Water 2, Pleased 4, Idle 5, Temper 6, Amp
Deuce 9, Rib 12, Clutter 14, Cot 16, Atlas 17, Erode
Tenures 20, Opera 21, Sound 23, Benefit 24, Reside
Sup 27, Entry 28, Tepid 30, Strip 32, Reel 33, Nag


ACROSS
1 Sneaked (5)
6 Grind (5)
9 Found (7)
10 Discard (5)
11 At no time (5)
12 River mouth (5)
13 Obstructed (7)
15 Bundle (3)
17 Otherwise (4)
18 Ox-like (6)
19 Pale (5)
20 Veer (6)
22 Yield (4)
24 Pitch (3)
25 Coach (7)
26 Attempted (5)
27 Deserve (5)
28 Biscuit (5)
29 Taken
away (7)
p 13, 30 Enquired (5)
Plod 31 Narrow (5)
32,

ple 7,
19,
e25,


DOWN
2 Remember (6)
3 Fish (6)
4 Summit (3)
5 Domesiicaled (5)
6 Say in
passing (7)
7 Notion (4)
8 Greek islander (6)
12 Thick (5)
13 Bully (5)
14 Willow (5)
15 Broaden (5)
16 Postpone (5)
18 Facial
hair (5)
19 Turned
aside (7)
21 Bets(6) .
22 Insect (6)
23 Cross out (6)
25 Singer (5)
26 Weary (4)
28 MIst (3)


In other circumstances, declarer
might try driving out the ace of dia-
monds or attempt a heart finesse to
develop his ninth trick. But either
approach would be foolish here
because East is virtually certain to
hold both the king of hearts and ace
of diamonds for his opening bid. A
trick for East in either of these suits,
plus his remaining spades, would
spell immediate defeat for declarer.
However, the fact that East is
marked with these cards can be used
against him. With three tricks already
played, South should try to picture
what East's hand will consist of after
six rounds of clubs have been
cashed, reducing everyone to four
cards.
Since East has to keep a guard
for the king of hearts, his last four
cards will be the K-x of hearts, the
ace of diamonds and a spade, in
which case the contract cannot be
defeated.
Declarer therefore cashes all six
clubs, East discarding two diamonds,
a heart and a spade. Dummy's
remaining cards are the A-Q of hearts
and K-J of diamonds. A diamond is
now led.
East wins with the ace and cashes
his good spade, but is then compelled
to concede the last two tricks to
dummy s ace of hearts and king of
diamonds, giving South his game.


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By LINDA BLACK

MONDAY,
AUGUST 28


ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You're not to be taken seriously this
week, Aries, because you're not
thinking properly. Doi't make any'
major decisions or financial moves-
without consulting others first.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
A piece of interesting information.
finds its way into your lap, Taurus.-
You know what to do with the news,
found knowledge. Use it to your'
advantage, but be careful.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
A kink in your well-oiled plans
leaves you frazzled, Gemini. Take
some time out to recoup and rethink
your strategy to cope with the road;-,
block. You'll overcome the proiem. r
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 .'
Help from a stranger is in your
immediate future, Cancer. Put your
pride aside and accept what is
offered it's no scam. Expect oth, '
ers to act reserved.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Advice from a faInily member'
should be heeded, Leo. Put aside
, :i,, br..i ,. 1.-. nd adopt a submissive
p-.u'i, .- .s point. This persqn-
A. luu.l i .. what's best.
VIR-GO Aug 24/Sept 22
A misunderstanding with someone
close lead' to a screaming match.
The unpleasantries shared hurt your.
ego and you go on the attack. It wifl-
take a few days to rectify.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You know what's best for you, Libra,
So when a friend tries to give you
advice on a romantic matter, say thank.
you and then do your thing. Expect big
changes in the days ahead.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You crave structure and control,
Scorpio. but this week your entire'
schedule will be out of whack. Don't -
let it put a chink in your armor,
You'll rebound and get things done.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Stop trying to rekindle a romance that
has no future, Sagittarius. Direct your
energy toward finding a new mate. If
you're already attached, devote some
alone time to your spouse.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
An argument at work will put you in
foul mood for most of the week,
Capricorn. A day off may help you
resolve your feelings faster. Aim for a
break on Friday.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18r
A fitness plan still hasn't material-
ized, Aquarius. Devote some energy
to drawing up a way you can get in
shape. All it takes is a little effort for
big results.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Masters of business are what will
consume your attention this week,
Pisces. They will allow little time for
fun or relaxation.


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Ivan Sokolov v Lev Aronian,
Netherlands v Armenia, Turin
Olympiad 2006. World number
three Aronian led his small
country to the gold medals
ahead of China, the US and
Russia, but his moment which
made headlines was when
Londoner Danny Gormally
aimed a punch at him at the
Olympiad party. In a show of
patriotic solidarity, one fellow
Armenian took a swing at
Gormally that evening and
another followed suit the next
day, after which the England
number four wisely took an
early plane home. Fact is,
though, many regard Aronian,
24, as a potential world
champion in the next couple of
years. Today's diagram was his
most visual moment at the


board. White's K-side is totally
undeveloped and the black army is
menacing, yet White hopes to turn
the tables. If Aronian swaps
queens, then the b4 pawn forks
rook and bishop, while if the
queen sidesteps. Black's h8 rook is
loose. What should Black play?
LEONARD BARDEN


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* By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
IT'S been about two
decades since William
'Knucklehead' Johison
stopped running competi-
tive for the Bahamas. But
he was still pleased to see
that his name was still
remembered in the Fox
Hill community where he
grew up.
Johnson, who has domi-
nated the men's 1,500
metres and still holds the
national record, went back
to community as the Fox
Hill Sporting Association
put on a road race in his
honour on Saturday morn-
ing.
The event attracted a
good number of competi-
tors, but Johnson said his
wish is that it would be
moved to the road running
season that begins in Octo-
ber so that it can be includ-
ed on the Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Athletic Associ-
ations' calendar, thus
attracting a wider cross
section of competitors.
However, Johnson, who
is ngw working at St.
Augustine's College where
he gives back his experi-
ences to the Big Red
Machines track and field
team, said he was pleased
to note that he "wasn't a
forgotten man."
His long-time friend and
arch-rival Rupert Gardiner
stood his side, supporting
him. Gardiner said it's
important that persons like
Johnson are remembered
for their contribution to
sports in the country.
Both Johnson and Gar-
diner opted not to, renew
their rivalry on the track
and in road races in the


past. Instead, they walked
together, but in the end,
Gardiner made sure he got
the better of the two by
stepping across the line
ahead of Johnson.
The race, however, was
in the road race that left
the park and traveled
south to Robinson Road,
west onto Soldier Road,
north onto Bernard Road
and east back to the park.
Jason Williams separat-
ed himself from everybody
on Soldier Road and made
a run for the finish, coming
back home in 33 minutes
and 20 seconds. His near-
est rival was Domingo
Duncan, who clocked 35.40
with Kevin Rudon third in
35.50.
While Williams was
unavailable for comments
after the race, Duncan said
it was a nice course, but he
admitted that Williams
proved to be that much
better than everybody else
as he surged to an easy vic-
tory.
For Duncan, he was
delighted to be a part of
the race because he said
"William Johnson was
always my idol, so I was
glad to come out here and
run in this race in his hon-
our."
The three competitors
above competed in the 19-
49 year old category.
In the 50 and over divi-
sion, Raymond Rudon ran
36.45 to win the title over
George Smith, who did
44.34. Gary Brathwaite was
third. No time was given
on his performance.
The female competitors
opted not to run. Instead,
they took part in the walk
race, which traveled from
the park, to Robinson
Road, through Monastery


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Park, to Bernard Road and
back to the finish line.
Sarah Rolle-Burnside


emerged as the overall
female champion. She
competed in the 19-49 cat-
egory, winning over bas-
ketball star Sharelle Cash
and former versatile ath-
lete Lillian Flowers.
For Rolle-Burnside, it
was her second walk for
the morning. She noted
that she had already done
her routine walk at 3am,
but after her husband Jeff
Burnside was preparing to
get ready to compete in the
race, she decided to go
with him.
"I didn't expect to win,"
she said. "I just decided at
the last minute to do it.
But it's a great feeling to
come out and win it."
Rolle-Burnside, a Fox
Hillian by birth, who still
resides in the area, said she
knew of the exploits of
Johnson and was proud to
be involved in such an
event that recognized him
for his contributions.
Michaela Thompson won
the 13-and-under catego-
ry, while Cecelia Higgs was
the 14-18 champion.
Nelson Rahming was the
overall male winner. He
won the 19-49 division over
Stephen Basden and
Ronald Pierre. Eric Sey-
mour won the 50 and over


category ahead of Jeff
Burnside.
Leonard Thompson was
the 13-and-under winner.
Teran Ferguson got second
and Chris Higgs was third.
James Weech captured the
14-18 title and Levan Mar-
tin was second.
Dr Jacinta Mackey-Hig-
gs, the aspiring FNM can-
didate for Fox Hill in the
upcoming general election,
said she was pleased to
sponsor the event because
of the person who was
being honoured.
"As long as the Fox Hill
Sporting Association is
willing to organise the
event. I will be willing to
sponsor it because as a Fox
Hillian, I was also proud
of what William Johnson
has done for our sporting
community through
track and field," she
stressed.
Minister Stanford Davis,
who organised the event,
said it was obvious that
"God had a hand" in mak-
ing the event a success and
he thanked persons like
Frank 'Pancho' Rahming,
John Davis and William
Rahming for joining forces
with Dr. Mackey-Higgs in
getting the first event off
the ground.


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who sponsored the event.


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NOTICE is hereby given that NICOLE ANREA POWELL, OF
VILLAGE ROAD, P. O. BOX CR 56278, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.



Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ANDREA MARIE POWELL, OF
VILLAGE ROAD, P. O. BOX CR 56278, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that TALEUS FATAL, OF 8 GOUGH
LANE, P. O. BOX F-43752, GRAND BAHAMA, 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 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Freeport, Bahamas.



Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ALEXIA MARSHA-GAYE
POWELL, OF VILLAGE ROAD, P. O. BOX CR 56278,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as
a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELAURE CELESTIN FATAL,
OF 8 GOUGH LANE, P. 0. BOX F-43752, GRAND BAHAMA,
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 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ROBERTSON ESTIMON, OF
FLAMINGO AVE. OFF FARRINGTON ROAD, P. O. BOX
SS 5951, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 21st day of
AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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THE men's national team
salvaged some pride and
avoided losing all of their
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games in the XI Caribbean
Volleyball Championships.
On Saturday, the men
handed the US Virgin
Islands a 25-18, 24-26, 27-25,
25-13 defeat at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium to finish
in seventh place.
The USVI had to settle for
last place.
"I think the guys played
pretty good, based on the
amount of time that we've
been playing," said head
coach Joey Demeritte. "I'm
really proud with the way
they played.
"Of course, there are some
things that we need to work
on, but, in the next two years,
you will see a totally differ-
ent team with these same
guys."
Demeritte said if had to do
it all over again, he probably
would have made one or two
adjustments with the person-
nel he had to work with.
But he said based on what
he had, he was still pleased
with the effort they turned in.
Renaldo Knowles pro-
duced another solid game for
the Bahamas with 14 kills
and Anton Rolle came
through with 10 and two
block shots. Byron Ferguson
II added three blocks.
Libero Audril Farquhar-
son said they finally came
together as a team at the end,
but if they had played
defending champions Barba-
dos at the beginning, they
would have been in a better
position.
"In the game against Bar-
bados, I was really proud of
my team," he stressed. "We
finally came together and I
believe from here on, if we
start to travel and get some
more experience, we should
go far.
"I was really proud of our
team. Our backs were against
the wall against Barbados
and we came back to force a
fifth set. They were really
scared. I could see the tears
in their eyes."
Barbados, however, went
on to win the game as they
stayed undefeated in pool
play. The Bahamas finished.
last in the pool, but many felt
they should have won a cou-
ple of the games played.
"The game against Guade-
loupe, the game against
Haiti, they were games that
we should have won," Far-
quharson stated. "But
because of the lack of experi-
ence on the team, we could-
n't end the match. We did
the best we could."
Ferguson, the youngest
member of the team at age
17, said it was a good expo-
sure for him because he now
have an opportunity to
improve on his skills for the
next CVC in 2008.
"It wasn't a disappoint-
ment for us as a team
because it was our first time
gelling together," he insisted.
"The next time we will be
better.
"I think the level of play of
the other teams really
pushed us to try and get bet-
ter. But we will have to learn
from the mistakes we made
and improve for next time."


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* VOLLEYBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THE Bahamas women's
national team blew a two-set lead
to give up the bronze medal to
Haiti on Sunday at the XI
Caribbean Volleyball Champi-
onships.
Having knocked off Haiti in
four sets in the round robin, the
Bahamas couldn't hold off the
Haitians when it counted the
most in the medal round at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
The Bahamas, coming off their
four-set loss to last placed US
Virgin Islands in their fifth and
final game of the round robin on
Saturday night, suffered a heart-
breaking 16-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-


Haiti win five


set thriller


14, 15-9 loss to Haiti.
It was the second straight time
that the Bahamas women fell
short of a medal, but Krystel
Rolle said this one hurt the most.
"I think after we won the first
game against Haiti, we took them
for granted today," Rolle said.
"Obviously, they are a weaker
team, but we lost our head and
our composure.
"We didn't make the simple
plays, made too many service


errors and we hit the ball into the
net too many times. We just sim-
ply lost focus."
Head coach Joe Mo Smith
couldn't agree more.
"The girls just stopped playing
volleyball. They stopped playing
defence and Haiti just made the
adjustments, starting picking up
the balls and touched everything
and out-hustled us," Smith
lamented.
Smith said anytime you lose


focus in a five-setter and you give
your opponents the momentum,
it's hard to stop them.
"In the third set I was telling
them to stop playing around, stop
toying with the team and stop
taking pictures," he charged. "We
just got caught up in the moment
and lost the momentum and
focus in the game.
"We hit too many balls into
the net and our service errors
came back to haunt us. We
refused to go into the positions
that we sent them. Anytime you
add those factors up, you will
lose."
Mariola Saint-Fleur was a tow-
er of strength for Haiti, especial-
lyas they rallied in the third and,
fourth set to force the decider in,
the fifth. She finished with a game


Tonique pips


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high 28 kills, while Sainvilia
Aubert added nine. Ruth
Mitchell Antoine had five block-
shots and Nadege helped out
with two.
After forcing the tie for the
fifth set, Haiti went into another
groove and they hardly missed a
ball. They were tracking down
just about every ball the Bahamas
returned and they gave a gallant
effort to pull off the win.
Afterwards, they celebrated
with their men's team, who had
also stunned our men's national'
team with a three-set upset vic-
tory in their pool play.
Head coach Frantz Bernadine
insisted that they will celebrate
for a long time, especially con-,
sidering the fact that they only
practised for about six weeks'
before coming here for the tour-
nament.
"This was for all the Haitian
people in the Bahamas," he said..
"Now the country knows that we
are a force to reckon with."
Bernadine said their goal was
to block up the Bahamas in the
middle and they managed to do.
that, forcing them to go primari-
ly to the outside.
Kelsie Johnson tried to stay up
the middle, but the Haitian
defence keyed down on her, lim-
iting her to just 15 kills. Krystel
Rolle got an early start in the first
two-sets-and finished with eight
kills and three blocks.
Jackie Conyers closed out her
career with three blocks, but she
managed to come through in
spurts with a couple of kills. How-
ever, it wasn't enough to get the
Bahamas over the hump.
Coach Smith even tried to run
different line-ups, substituting
Sherice Rolle for Conyers and
Keva Seymour for starting set-
ter Tia Wilson.
But even that didn't help tQ
propel the Bahamas in the third.
The difference came with the
Bahamas leading 13-12. Haiti
managed to pull even and the
score sityed tied for the remain-
,, er of the match until Haiti got a
spike from Saint-Fleur to pull off
the win.
The Haitians carried their
momentum over into the fourth.
With some of their players hob-
bling around the court from
fatigue, they managed to deep
down inside and opened a con-
vincing 12-3 lead.
Before the Bahamas knew
what hit them, they were trailing
16-5 and they never got out of
the hole as Haiti started to play
with a lot more aggression to eas-
ily win the set.
As in the fourth, the fifth set
belonged to the Haitians as they
closely moved from one point to
the next with two players at a
time running after the long balls
to keep it in play as they took
apart the Bahamas.
"We are very happy. We were
hoping to win the third set," said
Haiti's team captain Stephanie
Rebu. "After we won it, we knew
we had a chance to win. We nev-
er gave up. We went out there
with nothing to lose."


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