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Officers monitored

in connection with

corruption allegations


By ALISON LOWE
A NUMBER of immigration
officers are under active inves-
-tigation by police in connection
with allegations Qf corruption.
Several other officers'are
being monitored and some are
on suspension, as there is suspi-
cron that they might be
involved in illegal activities.
However, the specific
offences in question have not
been revealed as the inmestiga-
Stions are in progress.
These re\ relations came from
Immigration Minister Shane
Gibson yesterday when he
appeared on the radio show
Real Talk on More94 FM and
was put under pressure by a
-caller and the show's host, Jeff
S Lloyd.
SMr Gibson said he could not
elaborate on his statements and
could not say if or when the offi-
cers might be charged.
A caller insisted that he had
directly submitted information
to Mr Gibson some time ago
indicating that some of the staff
at the-CarmicraelRoad Deten-
tion Centre had been accepting
money in return for the release
of illegal immigrants. The caller
Said he did not think any action
had been taken.
Mr Lloyd expressed concern
that despite numerous claims
" -,- :of corruption within the depart-
.ment, he knew of "not one sin-
gle person in the immigration
department who has been inves-
tigated."
At this point, Mr Gibson
agreed thathe did not think it


would be "incorrect" to say that
there are a number of corrupt
officers within the department,
and confirmed that an "active
investigation" into the matter
was in fact under way.
"We actually have individuals
out on suspension right now,
from the immigration depart-
ment. They have good evidence
to suggest that these persons
are' doing some things they
shouldn't be," he said.
Pressing the minister, Mr
LLoyd pointed out: "When a
crime is committed, police usu-
ally say 'we will be able to arrest
somebody for this crime some-
time this week, we have a per-
son of interest, we have investi-
gations that are underway.' Last
time you were on the show,
three months ago, you said basi-
cally the same thing you are say-
ing now."
He then asked the minister
when the public can expect
"somebody to possibly be
charged from the department
of immigration."
Mr Gibson said he "would
love to answer that," but he had
not been informed by the police
as to what the status of the
investigation is.
"There are a couple not the
majority who are under active
investigation. There are a cou-
ple who we are monitoring. I
don't want to go beyond that,"
he said. "When I speak to the
police officers I'll try to get
some definitive time as to when
they believe we can actually
SEE page 11


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* OFFICERS of the Royal Baiiamas Defence and Police Forcesyesterday performed
their first anti-terrorism test dire at (he Prince George Wharl.
* SEE STORY ON PAGE T%\O
(Photo: Felipe Alajor/Tribune staff)

Woman claims daughter 'snatched

from her care by Social Services'


* By ROYANNE
FORBES-DARVILLE
Tribune Staff Writer
A WOMAN who regained custody of her
15-year-old daughter two days ago after what
she considered a social service "nightmare,"
is speaking out against the way in which her
child was taken from her home.
However, Social Service officials maintain
that the woman, who now claims she was
"handled inhumanely and in an unjust man-
ner," is no stranger to the department hav-
ing "gone through the chain of command"
- becoming acquainted over the years with
all of the social service officers, the Director


Mellany Zonicle, and the Minister of Social
Services and Community Development,
.Melanie Griffin.
As the former nurse for almost 15 years
explains it, she was denied a fair chance to
state her case before, her daughter was
"snatched from her care" and placed in an
"unsafe environment."
She told The Tribune she received help in
April from the Ministry of Housing to repair
her home, which is located in the eastern dis-
trict of New Providence. However, after that
assistance, she claimed a month later her
SEE page 11


Minister:

money not

an issue in

BEC dispute
iBy PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
LABOUR and Immigration
Minister Shane Gibson said
that in the continuing dispute
between the Bahamas Elec-.
tricity Corporation and the
Bahamas Electrical Workers
Union, money is not an issue.
"All of us agree that they
are not owed a nickel or dime,
so that is just a none issue,"
Mr Gibson said yesterday on
the radio programme Real
Talk Live.
Mr Gibson said he is not
aware that there is any con- ,
tiiuing contention between
the corporation and the union,
but stopped short of saying.
that all outstanding concerns
had been resolved.
"I am saying that as far as I
know there are no contentious
issues, but they are looking at
sitting down and talking about
SEE page 11

Tribune managing
editor work permit
'will be resolved
impartially'
* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
WHILE the issue concerning
the renewal of Tribune manag-
ing editor John Marquis has not
been resolved, it will be done
so impartially irrespective of
whatever position The Tribune
has taken or is taking toward
the PLP, Immigration Minister
Shane Gibson said yesterday.
The Minister made the state-
ment yesterday while appear-
ing on More 94's talk show Real
Talk Live hosted by Jeff Lloyd.
It has been asserted in some
quarters that the deferral of the
work permit was a tactic by gov-
ernment in retaliation against
several critical articles Mr Mar-
quis wrote in The Tribune's
Insight section.
However, Mr Gibson said
that this was not so.
"If someone wanted to get
SEE page nine


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WORK is expected to begin
in two weeks on a $10 million
improvement project at Marsh
Harbour airport in Abaco.
However, there are already
rumblings that the scheme will
not fully serve local needs.
Minister Bradley Roberts
told Abaconians this week that
an expanded terminal building,
resurfaced runway and new
taxiway were included in the
plan.
But he did not include an
expected 1,000-foot extension
to the runway, which many
fliers feel is essential if the air-


port is to do its job properly.
Last night, a resident told
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general election. But the fact
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Plans

Meanwhile, larger aircraft
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long-term aim is for a com-
pletely new airport somewhere
between the two.


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anti-terrorist test drive


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* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE and Defence Force
officers yesterday performed
their first anti-terrorism test
dive at the Prince George
Wharf.
Equipped with all the appro-
priate scuba apparatus, two
teams of three divers combed
the 30 to 50 foot waters at the
edge of the wharf yesterday
morning.
.One diver remained on the
wharf handling the "tender
line" to which one set of divers
were linked as they searched
the waters below for explosive
devices that could be attached
to the docking structure.
According to Mr Don Moss,
reserve assistant superintendent
of police, exercises such as these
are now being requested or
demanded by some vessels -
mainly US Navy ships before
they dock at ports.
Noting that the team com-
pleted training for the exercise


A resident said: "To some
people, it seems the govern-
ment is spending $10 million
to do half a job."
Abaco has needed improved
landing facilities for some time
because of the island's boom-
ing economy.
An "exceedingly high" num-
ber of foreign investment
inquiries are being received for
Abaco. In recent years, second
homes have become an impor-
tant part of the island's econo-
my.
With air traffic from Nassau
and the United States increas-


ing all the time, Marsh Har-
bour airport has become hope-
lessly inadequate.
Mr Roberts also announced
improved water supplies for
Cherokee Sound, Cooper's
Town and New Plymouth at
Green Turtle Cay.
Government will provide
piping and infrastructure at
Cherokee Sound for a reverse
osmosis supply from the nearly
luxury Winding Bay develop-
ment. Work should be com-
pleted by Christmas. A reverse
osmosis system is also planned
for New Plymouth.


* TEAMS of divers searched the waters for potential explo-
sive devices at Prince George Wharf yesterday


in a US Embassy-assisted anti-
terrorism programme in July,
Mr Moss said this would be
the first time the team has
come together to conduct
such a search of the pier.
Arranging their divers in
three levels, the teams were
able to scan the length and
breath of the wharf easily.
Members of the press, who
were shuttled out to the dive
area by Captain 1828 Keith
Smith, watched as the dive
crews completed their search
of the outer walls in only half
an hour.
To c olupl i-L a search of the


entire area, Mr Moss said, it
would take the teams about
two hours.
Dan O'Connor, chief polit-
ical officer at the US
Embassy, said that this pro-
gramme is indicative of the
good relations between the
Bahamas and the US.
He said it showed how the
relationship can assist in tack-
ling any security threat that
.may arise.
Mr O'Connor pointed out
that last year, the US
Embassy budgeted several
hundred thousand :dollars to
such programmes.


0 In brief

Three men
suspected
of marijuana
possession

FREEORT Three Bimini
residents were arrested in con-
nection with a marijuana pos-
session allegation.
Police at Alice Town were
reportedly conducting inquiries
in the area of Club Meditation
in Bailey Town at around 11am
on Tuesday when the arrests
took place.
A 35-year old man, along with
a 31-year-old woman and a 45-
year-old man, were arrested
after officers conducted a search.
All three suspects were
charged with marijuana posses-
sion and later released on
$5,000 bail each.
They are expected to appear
in Bimini Magistrate's Court on
September 13.

Six pounds

of drugs

found in

police raid
FREEPORT Bimini Police
seized six pounds of marijuana
at the Old Admiral Hotel in
Alice Town.
Alice Town police acting on a
tip went to the hotel at around
10.15am on Tuesday, and found
two plastic bags containing sus-
pected marijuana hidden in a
wooden shed.
No arrests have been made
in connection with Tuesday's
discovery. The drugs were flown
to DEU headquarters in
Freeport for investigations.




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Man is in
custody
after armed
robbery
A 38-YEAR-OLD man
was in police custody in
connection with an armed
robbery only hours after the
crime took place.
Police inspector Walter
Evans explained that some-
time around 8.30am on
Wednesday, a 39-year-old
man was driving along St
Albans Drive when he was
approached by two men.
One man was armed with
a handgun, the other a shot-
gun.
The pair forced the man
from his vehicle and place
him in another car, then
drove him to an area off Joe
Farrington Road. There, he
was robbed of cash and
jewelry.
Around 10pm that night,
police arrested a 38-year-
old suspect in connection
with the matter.
Mr Evans said instances
in which criminals would
actually kidnap an individ-
ual and transport him to
another area before a rob-
bery are very "rare".
"Incidents like this, we
don't find them in very
large numbers. What would
have happened here is not
something that we find on a
continuing basis.
"What concerns us is the
mere fact thatpersons are
affected by these criminal
acts, which are being done
by unscrupulous persons -
so we are very much con-
cerned.in that respect," he
said.


Ministry
reneges on
financial

Reports
promise
* By ALISON LOWE
THE-Alinistrv of
Health has reneged on
its latest commitment
to explain why succes-
sive ministers failed to
table mandatory finan-
cial reports in parlia-
ment.
"We do have a
response, and we will
send you the complete
response by the end of
this week, or early next
week;i was the promise
made to The Tribune
by Health permanent
secretary Elma Gar-
raway on Wednesday
August 23.
More -than a week lat-
er, no such response
has been sent.
This comes after two
Full months of silence
on why Minister of
Health Dr Bernard
Nottage and his two
predecessors failed to
table any reports on the
financial accounts of
the Hospitals and
Healthcare Facilities
Licensing Board
(HHCFLB) as man-
dated by law.
As a result, licensing
fees received by the
HHCFLB from private
medical facilities and
hospitals unofficially
calculated at around $9
million since its incep-
tion have not been
reported to parliament
and remain unaccount-
ed. for.
According to the
Hospitals and Health
Care Facilities Act,
1998, the funds collect-
ed by the board must
be reported to parlia-
ment every year.
The Tribune was
unable to contact Mrs


Garraway for comment
yesterday.


AG over


ATTORNEY General
Allyson Maynard-Gibson has
boosted her stock as a front-
line politician with her firm han-
dling of the Samuel 'Ninety'
Knowles extradition issue, a for-
mer US envoy said yesterday.
In fact, Mrs Maynard-Gibson
has emerged as a possible future
prime minister because of her
"no nonsense" approach, said
Richard Blankenship, who was
US ambassador in Nassau for
two years.
"Allyson may have set the
stage for her becoming deputy
prime minister," said Mr
Blankenship. "She has certain-
ly shown leadership qualities
and a capacity to make difficult
decisions."

Declaration
Mr Blankenship said Mrs
Maynard-Gibson's early decla-
ration that Knowles must be
sent to the State's demonstrated
a "political awareness" that
would serve her well.
"She no doubt saw that
Knowles could be a political
anchor round her party's neck
at election time. This also
means the FNM will not be able
to tie the PLP to the drug prob-
lem."
Knowles, described as a
"cocaine kingpin" by President
George W Bush, was whisked
out of the Bahamas on Mon-
day after a top-secret operation
involving the US Drug Enforce-
ment Agency.
The Privy Council's recent
rejection of his appeal was seen
by observers as his last real
chance of staying in the
Bahamas.
However, several weeks
elapsed before Knowles was
removed from Fox Hill Prison,
where he had been remanded
for six years, and put on a plane
to Miami.
And Mrs Maynard-Gibson is
being credited with putting
pressure on Cabinet colleagues
- especially Foreign Affairs
Minister Fred Mitchell to
ensure the formal papers were
signed promptly.
'I am sure as a country we
are very pleased at the level of
co-operation that the Bahamas
has demonstrated," said Mr
Blankenship.
"It has been a long journey,
but we are happy to see it final-


ly culminate in Knowles stand-
ing before the bar of justice."
Mr Blankenship said the US
now looked forward to the
extradition of other suspected
drug dealers from the Bahamas.
"With more expeditious
extraditions, people will learn
that there is a price to pay for
transgressing the laws of the
Bahamas and United States.
"Many families and lives have
been harmed by the effect of
narcotics and there are no
words to describe the adverse
effect they have on the morals
of the nation, not only the
' Bahamas but the US as Well."
1 Mr Blankenship said Mrs
Maynard-Gibson had placed
herself in "the front-runner's
position" and "made a very
strong political statement" by
calling for Knowles' extradition.
"It may very well have put
her on the top rungs of the PLP
leadership," he said.
Meanwhile, reports that secu-
rity has been stepped up around


Mrs Maynard-Gibson and Mr
Mitchell as a result of the extra-
dition decision brought a warn-
ing from the ex-ambassador.
Any attempt by drug inter-
ests to harm any Bahamas min-
ister or government official
would provoke even more
intense scrutiny from the US,
he said.
Additional resources from
the DEA and other agencies
would be applied to the
Bahamas drug scene, he said.
It would be a "big mistake"
for anyone to try to harm any
government representative in
the aftermath of the Knowles
decision, he added.
"Nothing is going to stop the
Bahamas and US from enforc-
ing the drug laws," he said,
"Any attempt to harm a minis-
ter or official could very easily
intensify our efforts."
The US wants Knowles and
other Bahamian suspects to face
several drug charges relating to
cocaine trafficking.


issue


FORMER US Ambassador to the
Bahamas Richard Blankenship


(FILE Photo)


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Low status of women impediment in Mideast


DURING THE recent Middle East con-
flict, I saw on American and Eurqpean
media outlets two Lebanese women reflect-
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country.
The Arab part of me was elated at their
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However, I couldn't help comparing them
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Islamic world who are prohibited from
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Across the world and throughout the
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social gender differences, Middle Eastern
societies have not fared as well.
The social status of women in the Middle
East is a serious impediment to all forms of
development. The absence of free women is
hampering the evolution of the region's
societies. But not all Middle Eastern women
face the same probleins. There are stark
differences between and within countries.
Saudi Arabia, the most conservative of
Islamic societies, for example, segregates
the sexes very early in life. Women have no
political rights and few economic or social
ones. Most of the opportunities permitted to
men are denied to women. They own busi-
nesses but are not legally permitted to run
them for fear it would bring them into con-
tact with men.
SIn today's expanding cities, they can't
drive and must rely on male family mem-
bers for transportation. Indeed, some can't
even leave their homes unchaperoned.
Reminiscent of apartheid in South Africa,
the Saudis' "separate but equal" policy is
proving to be a failure.
Many women in the Arab world do work
with men, do drive and do have a choice in
whether they get married. In Libya, Egypt,
and Algeria, women are encouraged to join
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were elected in the last elections.
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And in some countries, such as Kuwait
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Unfortunately, women in much of the
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behaviour of their grandmothers.
Many women get married and give up
much of their independence. Studies show
that many of these women depend on males
for support, which leaves them in a precar-
ious situation if the marriage fails.
Without financial independence, women
in Arab society will never be able to change
their status.
Arab society is not equipped to deal with
women's issues in any serious way, let alone
homeless women. An example is the
absence of women's shelters or institutions
for abused women. The topic is taboo.
There already has been a great change in
the socio-economic conditions of men, and
males have been affected by the modern
world.
Yet there has not been a comparable
change among females. Modern Arab soci-
ety has not developed new institutions or
norms to deal with emerging women's
issues.
The assumption is that the old societal
norms that worked in the past will func-
tion in the future.
No society can evolve in a healthy way
When half of it is paralyzed. Arab dictators
know that, but they are willing to maintain
the status quo because they realize that the
sooner this lesson is learned, the sooner
the Arab world rids itself of their rule.
(This article was written by
Mansour O. El-Kikhia c.2006
San Antonio Express-News).


EDITOR, The Tribune
AS PREVIOUSLY dis-
cussed in another forum
recently, Mr Felix Wilson,
Cuban Ambassador to The
Bahamas, has been on a roll
disseminating information in
support of Castro and the
Cuban regime since Castro's
illness.
However, the Saturday,
August 26, 2006 edition of The
Tribune indicates that Mr Wil-
son is now suggesting that the
"US is trying to promote an
'international crusade' against
Cuba and wants the rest of the
Caribbean to join."
It is quite possible that the
US is on a crusade, but in the
minds of freedom loving peo-
ple, it is against the Castro
regime but it is in support of
the Cuban people, so they
might come to enjoy some of
the benefits at home that
Ambassador Wilson enjoys
while living here in The
Bahamas.
The Tribune states further:
"Commenting on the US
hopes that Cuba will release
political prisoners, and
improve its human rights situ-
ation, Mr. Wilson said the US
was in no 'moral position' to
make such requests in light of
Guantanamo Bay, Iraq and its
support of Israel."
While the US is far from
perfect, Mr. Wilson had to be
joking when he suggested that
the US is less moral than the
Castro regime he serves.
In an article by Carlos
Alberto Montaner. at
www.hacer.org titled Will
Cancer Render Justice? he
had this to say about the
morality of Castro and his
comrat"i's:
"...the nation left behind by
Fidel4astro is a tattered
country that today lives off
Venezuelan charity, as yester-
day it lived off Soviet alms.
The inventory of horrors is
almost unparalleled: More
'than 16,000 people dead, exe-
cuted, drowned and 'disap-
peared' have been document-
ed by economist Armando
Lago and Maria Werlau,
Lago's principal collaborator."
"Throughout the process,
tens of thousands of political
prisoners have gone through
the island's prisons (more than
300 are behind bars today) -
among them people punished
for being homosexual, having
religious beliefs or simply
rejecting the stupid Marxist
theories. Two million people
were stripped of their belong-
ings and thrown into exile.


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Thousands of young people
were forced to participate in
absurd African wars that last-
ed as long as 15 years. In sum:
an infinite material and spiri-
tual disaster."
As pointed out in this com-
mentary by The Nassau Insti-
tute back in November 2003,
"In the meeting with repre-
sentative's of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, the
public and the press, Minister
Perez Roque seemed a little
disingenuous when he advised
that some business people like
doing business in Cuba,
because the government hires
the employees and if the com-
pany wants to downsize, they
simply send them back to the
government office. No strings
attached. Furthermore, the
system has the employer pay
the government the wages
who in turn pays less to the
worker. It has been reported
that take home pay is $5 per
month for a labourer and $12
per month for an accountant."
"In response to questions,
the Cuban Minister informed
the audience at the Chamber
that neither individuals nor
businesses can own property.
This is hardly an incentive for
freedom loving people to
invest in Cuba. In fact the
Minister insinuated, that if
Bahamians wanted to invest
in Cuba they would have to
adapt to the 'Cuban way.' The
only thing missing was the
Defence Committee for the
Revolution guards to empha-
size that point."
Oh, and don't forget the
people that have to risk their
lives to leave Cuba because
the regime does not allow
them to leave or even travel of
their own free will.
This leads me to The New
York Times Bestseller by
Natan Sharansky with Ron
Dermer titled The Case For
Democracy: The Power of
Freedom to Overcome Tyran-
ny & Terror.
While the book focuses on
his experience with Russia and
the Middle East, you can see
the experiences he outlines in
Cuba.
In Chapter two titled "A
Free Society and a Fear Soci-.
ety" Sharansky talks about
"Doublethink", where people
no longer believe "in the pre-
vailing ideology, but who are
'afraid' to accept the risks'
associated with dissent.
They are the 'double-
thinkers'." And there are lot's
of these people in Cuba today.
In Chapter four titled, Mis-
sion Possible, he discusses how
Russia had to keep tightening
the grip on its subjects while


scaring them that the US was -
the ideological enemy.
In discussing when Russia
was collapsing Sharansky indi-
cates that "...the Soviets were
confronting a problem faced
by all fear societies. On the
one hand, they need a lifeline
from the outside, which neces-
sitates cooperation with other
states. On the other hand,
maintaining a fear society
almost always demands exter-
nal enemies."
When reading this book, it
is so clear what Castro, and
his Ambassador to The
Bahamas are doing.
So as Cuba collapses inter-
nally, which is heightened with
Castro's illness, this presents
an excellent opportunity for
the US to negotiate treaties
with Cuba. They can use the
lifting of the embargo as the
carrot.
These treaties could include
human rights, and opening up
to more freedom for the
Cuban people, etc, just as the
world, and the US in particu-
lar, did with Russia.
I would suggest that in this
day and age the only ideolog-
ical enemy Cuba has is the
Castro Regime itself.
The sooner they allow free-
dom for the Cuban people,
their citizens in Cuba and oth-
er parts of the world, will
respond positively to the chal-
lenges, just as other persecut-
ed people have done in the
past.
When British Prime Min-
ister Tony Blair spoke to a
joint session of the US Con-
gress in 2003, he reportedly
said the following:
"There is a myth that
though we love freedom, oth- .
ers don't; that our attachment
to freedom is a product of cul-
ture; that freedom, democra-
cy, human rights, the rule of
law are American values, or
Western values....
Ours are not western val-
ues, they are universal values
of the human spirit.
And anywhere, any time
ordinary people are given the
chance to choose, the choice is
the same: freedom, not tyran-
ny; democracy, not dictator-
ship; the rule of law, not the
rule of the secret police."
I suspect Mr. Wilson and
his other regime members are
afraid the Cuban people will
choose freedom, democracy,
human rights and the rule of
law over his masters dehu-
manizing policies.
Let's hope the Cuban peo-
ple get the opportunity to
choose whether or not they
wish to live in fear or freedom
in the near term.
Preferably with Castro
watching.
RICK LOWE
Nassau,
August 28,.2006


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OIn brief

New Italian
restaurant

to open at
Atlantis
KERZNER Internation-
al has announced that it will
open a new Italian restau-
rant at Atlantis.
The Casa D'Angelo Ris-
torante will soon replace the
once favored Villa d'Este, as
plans are afoot to transform
the old world look into a
contemporary, new and ele-
gant design,
"Exciting and varied din-
ing options have always been
a key draw for its market;
and now guests are asking
for a new upscale Italian
eatery to add to the resort's
expansive venue,'' said
Kerzner in a statement.
Italian-born Chef Angelo
Elia, and part owner of Casa
.D'Angelo in Ft Lauderdale
will bring this new project to
"Paradise Island later this
year.
"Highly rated as one of
South Florida's best restau-
rants, Casa D'Angelo has
received top rated reviews
and awards including year-
ly recognition in Zagat's
American's Top Restau-
rants," said the statement.
"This world class chef has
an old-country passion which
is seen in his traditional Tus-
can dishes for which he
insists on using only the
finest ingredients. Chef
Angelo plans to.bring this
passion with him to Atlantis
where the fare will be Tus-
can with Southern Italian
accents," it said.
The existing staff of Villa
d'Este will remain and train-
ing in this new cuisine will
be facilitated in both Fort
Lauderdale at Casa D'An-
gelo as well as on-property
at Atlantis, the company
said.


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
THE water problem in the
Winton area is now so bad that
two filters are needed to stop
thick rust and grime from flow-
ing out of taps.
Some who contacted The Tri-
bune about the problem sug-
gested that it is being caused by
the Water and Sewage Corpo-
ration, which is doing some
work in the area.
One Winton resident brought
in a filter that was completely
saturated with thick, brown liq-
uid. It was also emitting an
offensive smell and seemed to
be swollen with sediment.
She said that now, her filters
must be changed every other
week and that the one she
brought in was itself only 12"


days old.
The problem has become so
severe, she said, that two filters
are necessary one to collect
the filth and the other to filter
the water.
The Tribune called the Water
and Sewerage Corporation
(WSC) about the problem yes-
terday.
Andrew Woodside, a WSC
foreman, explained that in the
eastern area of New Provi-
dence, it is common for resi-
dents to have to change their
filters often, particularly when
work is being done.
He added that a project is cur-
rently underway in the area to
upgrade the system and change
some pipes in order to improve'
the quality of the water supply.
Every time work begins on


Quality of



water in



Winton area



worsens


* WHEN this water filter used for just 12 days by a resident of
the Winton area was taken out and placed on a sheet of paper,
rust and another identified particles were left
(Photo: Onan Bridgewater/Tribune staff)


the pipes, he explained, the dis-
tribution system will have to be
turned off.
"When you turn off the dis-
tribution system all of the frag-
ments in the pipe, like rust,
would drop down and when you
turn it back on, the rust would
have already settled at the bot-
tom, so that's the first thing that
comes out.
"This a normal thing when
people are working in an area
where you have rusty water.
Any time you turn it on and off,
more rust than the usual would


come up," he said.
To compensate customers
who are affected, Mr Woodside
said that once such a problem is
reported, the WSC will investi-
gate and determine if a new fil-
ter system is needed.
"If we see a need to put in a
filter system we will put it in
and we'll maintain it. That's a
service we provide without a
charge.
"There is no reason cus-
tomers would need to go out
and buy a filter, because we
provide it," he said.


Commissioner: crime summit success


THE first-ever international
crime summit to be held in the
Bahamas came to end yester-
day, with Police Commissioner
Paul Farquharson deeming it a
"great success."
Over the past four days, offi-
cers of the Royal Bahamas
Police Force and members of
the public were treated to pre-
sentations on crime fighting by
local and international experts.
Held at the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort and Crystal Palace
Casino under the theme:
"Enforcing the fight against
crime, violence and social ills
through global collaboration,"
the event included talks by US,
Jamaican, Bermudan and
Bahamian crime arid law
experts.


* COMMISSIONER
of Police Paul
Farquarson closed
the International
Crime Summit
yesterday at the
Wyndam Marriott
Cable Beach
(Photo: Felipe
Major/
Tribune staff)


Topics ranged from human Methods of alternative incar-
trafficking, forensics and cor- ceration and tracking of crimi-
ruption, to how crime affects nals was also highlighted dur-
tourism and how generational ing the summit.
dynamics influence criminality. Commissioner Farquharson,


S :6.


speaking at the closing ceremo-
ny yesterday, said he was espe-
cially impressed with the pre-
sentation by Gareth Spencer
and Tamara Thompson of the
Washington, DC-based DLIEU
Technology, who illustrated
new developments using an
electronic GPS monitoring sys-
tem to track persons.
The commissioner said that
although there were some initial
difficulties in hosting the crime
summit, it was well worth the
effort.
He said that as a result of the
event, Bahamian police officers,
businessmen and members of
the general public now have
more knowledge and are bet-
ter equipped to help in the fight
against crime.


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Volunteers getting ready for



international coastal clean-up


Debris Items



Glass Beverage Bottles
Beverage Cans
Plastic Cups, Plates Utensils
Plastic Beverage Bottles
Caps and lids
Food Wrappers
Bags
Clothing
Plastic Sheeting
Rope


Totals


Amount Percent
Of Total


1,756
1,695
1,528
1,383
1,172
654
467
449
376
255


9,735


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14.5
13.1
11.8
10
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4
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* By TRIBUNE STAFF
WRITER
VOLUNTEERS from
throughout the Bahamas are
preparing to take part in a glob-
al drive to stem coastal pollu-
tion.
International Coastal Clean-
up Day (ICC), organised by the
Ocean Conservancy, is the
world's largest one-day volun-
teer event aimed at removing
coastal debris.
During last year's event,
450,000 volunteers removed 8.2
million pounds of trash from
18,000 miles of coast in 74 dif-
ferent nations.
This year, the 21st-annual
clean-up day will be observed
on September 16.
The ICC started as a local
programme in Texas and grad-
ually expanded to include every
major body of water in the
world.
As such, organizers say it not
only makes a powerful state-
ment about global concern for
the environment, but also
empowers local communities to
do something about pollution.
"Last year 467 volunteers
came out to clean up shorelines
and waterways in the Bahamas
on International Coastal
Cleanup Day," said Janeen
Bullard, education co-ordina-
tor for Dolphin Encounters on
Blue Lagoon Island and nation-
al co-ordinator of the clean-up
day in the Bahamas.
"Volunteers covered 58 miles,
picking up 11,682 debris items
that weighed 6,265 tons. That
is a tremendous achievement,"


she said. "We hope that this
year even more people volun-
teer to participate in this impor-
tant event. There are many
ways to become involved."


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How To Participate
Nassau
Dolphin Encounters -
Project BEACH will host a
beach clean-up on Saturday,
September 16, at 9am at Jaws
Beach near Clifton Pier. The
public is invited to volunteer
and attend. Call Janeen
Bullard at 394-2200 for more
information.
Project BEACH will also
be hosting month-long
"beach buddies" and "pro-
ject green" programmes with
Iocal students.
Abaco
Friends of the Environ-
ment, the International
Coastal Cleanup co-ordina-
tors for Abaco, together with
the Ministry of Tourism
office, have organised month-
long events including beach
clean-ups at the Crossings and
the beach by Mermaids Reef
of Saturday, September 9.
For more information contact
Anita Knowles at 242-367-
2721, or anita@friendsoft-
heenvironment.org; or con-
tact Bernadette Harding at
242-367-3067 or
Bernadette@coralwave.com.
Andros
A clean-up will be held
on September 16. Contact
Ricardo Johnson at Central
Andros High School at 242-
368-2104 for details.
Grand Bahama
The Ministry of Tourism
Office in Grand Bahama
serves as the co-ordinator for
the cleanup. They have
planned several events. Con-
tact Renamae Symonette at
242-352-8044 or rsymon-
ette@bahamas.com.
All Other Islands
Contact Janeen Bullard
at Dolphin Encounters for-
information packets on form-
ing independent clean-up
teams at 242-394-2200 or
janeen@dolphinencoun-
ters.com


o In brief

Man is
charged with
cocaine
possession

A 48-YEAR-OLD man
charged with possession of
cocaine was arraigned in Mag-
istrate's Court yesterday.
It is alleged that on Tuesday,
August 22 Samuel Dean was
found in possession of a quan-
tity of cocaine which authori-
ties believed he intended to sup-
ply to another.
Dean was arraigned at Court
11, Nassau Street.
He pleaded no guilty to the
charge and was granted bail in
the sum of $3,500.
The case was adjourned to
November 20.
It is alleged that Dean was in
possession of one and a half
grams of cocaine.

Production

team to put

on cabaret

experience
THE international produc-
tion team of Chris Foster, Marc
Alexander and Mark Wygonik
are boasting of a show that will
have the island buzzing for a
long, long time.
FW Entertainment, of which
the threesome are partners, will
present "Jambalaya" a
cabaret show that expresses the
exciting Spanish, French and
African cultures.
"The production is going very
well," said Marc Alexander.
"We are so pleased to have
Bahamians as a part of our ini-
tial cast."
Jambalaya premieres tonight,
and tickets are available for
shows Tuesday through Satur-
day.
Interested persons can con-
tact the Crystal Palace Casino
for more information and tick-
ets.
"We have some of the top
dancers in the United States in
this show" said 'Chris Foster.
"They have extensive training
in choreography, acrobatics and
some of them are amasing con-
tortionists.
Michael Sean, who has
worked with Britney Spears, is
the lead choreographer for the
show, supported by Erin Lam-
ont.
"Its really great that Bahami-
ans are getting an opportunity
to be trained by these top level
choreographers. In fact its real-
ly hard for the public to find a
show like ours that has so much
talent on the stage at one time."
The Bahamiap dancers who
auditioned and were selected
for the first cast recently
returned from Los Angeles
where they received two weeks
of extensive dance training; they
are now working with expert
talent.
"The costumes are very rich,"
Foster continued. "They are
oranges, burnt reds in an array
of feathers. The costumes are
over $100,000 in costs."


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BAHAMAS Electricity Cor-
poration and Hitachi have
signed a contract for a new tur-
.- bine to be installed at the Blue
Hill electrical plant.
The unit is the fourth turbine
installed to replace an ineffi-
cient diesel-powered electricity
system.
The new turbine, the H-25,
said the company, will run with
a significant increase in output
and efficiency. At a cost of
$12million, the new electrical
" generator is intended to pro-
mote higher standards of envi-
ronmental conservation.'
BEC said the installation is
part of an ongoing development
process of upgrading power
plants across the Bahamas.
"Reduced amount of fuel
used to power the turbine will
result in a lower cost of power
for the Bahamian public. But
BEC does not control the inter-
national market costs," said
general manager Kevin Basden.
This comes just over two
months after the public was
alarmed by increase in their ele-
cricity bills as a result of a fuel
surcharge.
Previous installations saved
BEC roughly millionn in fuel
costs, according to Bradley
Roberts, Minister of Works and
Utilities, in his address at the
commissioning ceremony of gas
turbine 8R.
Additional cost savings would
come from reducing mainte-
nance of the old turbines, which
the minister referred to as "gas-
guzzlers". In 2005, BEC was
spending from $140 to $150mil-
lion on fuel purchases.
As well as the installation of
this new unit, BEC plans to
upgrade a number of plants on
the Family Islands. There is the
possibility of new plants and
upgrades in Abaco, Exumas,


* KEVIN Basden, general manager of BEC


Bimini, and Eleuthera, amongst
others.
"Upgrades and expansions
are being driven by growth on
these islands, but also to keep
our facilities' age appropriate,"
said Mr Basden.
Along with the structural
improvement of the plants,
BEC is setting up a programme
to train and retrain staff on the
use of the more efficient facili-


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JR. PORTFOLIO MANAGER
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provides our clientele with comprehensive solutions in individual investment counselling
and professional portfolio management. Our total commitment is always to our clients
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values.


We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Jr. Portfolio Manager.


Main Functions:

Implementation of the CS Zurich strategy investment decisions in the
clients' portfolios.

Management of investment portfolios and discretionary
accounts on behalf of the Bank's clients.

Analysis and research on companies, industries, markets and
countries.

Performance calculations.


Requirements:

Proactively in assisting relationship manager with their clients
Efficiency and accuracy in the management of client portfolios
Interest in the development of the financial markets
SKowledgeable on performance calculations
Excellent communication skills
At least 3 years experience trading in equity, capital and money markets
Excellent knowledge in MS Office
Languages would be an advantage

Applications only should be submitted to:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-4928
Nassau, Bahamas


DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS
SEPTEMBER 15, 2006









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strategic direction for COB


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Advisory
committee
to focus on
governance


.IN her first major address to
faculty and staff, COB Presi-
dent Janyne Hodder revealed
the new strategic directions the
college would follow in its bid
to achieve university status.
She also proposed an expan-
sion of the governance struc--
ture and announced a new
senior management team.
Mrs Hodder indicated that
the year 2007 would be devot-
ed to putting in place the nec-
essary policies, structures and
themes to make the final push
to university status.
The president declared that
the University of the Bahamas
would be "committed to high
standards of teaching, scholar-
ship and research and aim to
prepare students to participate
fully in the social, cultural,
political, economic and spiri-
tual life of their communities."
Under the present organisa-
tional structure, the college
council is solely responsible for
governance.
Mrs Hodder also announced
a council decision to invite an
elected member of the admin-
istrative and support staff to
join the college council as an
observer at this time of critical
deliberations on the future of
the institution.
Effective September 11, the
new administrative structure at
COB will comprise six vice
presidents, a registrar, and a
secretary general..
The latter officer will func-
tion as legal counsel and coun-
cil secretary. The new secre-
tary general, noted attorney'
Rubie Nottage,- will therefore
also support the governance
structure.
Dr Rhonda Chipman-John-
son who served as acting pres-
ident for academic year 2005-
2006 now assumes the mantle
of executive vice-president of
academic affairs, with the
responsibility of ensuring that
students have access to the
courses they need and that new
offerings are developed if and


when they are required.
Dr Linda Davis moves into
one of the new administrative
positions as vice-president or
research, graduate programmes
and international relations.
She is expected to create
international university part-
nerships aimed at enriching the
academic experience of stu-
dents and the academic careers
of the faculty. She will also
define areas for development
of both graduate programmes
and research options, especial-
ly where international
researchers are concerned.
Vice-president of student
affairs Colyn Major will even-
tually see his portfolio light-
ened when a new registrar is
appointed but in the mean-
time, Mr Major will fill both
roles.

Expansion

He is charged with expand-
ing the current student life pro-
grammes, facilitating the cop-
struction of new residences for
students and creating a full res-
idential life programme.
As acting registrar, Mr Major
has the task of improving the
registration process and find-
ing ways for COB to compete
successfully with North Amer-
ican institutions for top quality
students.
College council secretary
Patricia Glinton-Meicholas will
assume the position of vice-
president of human resources
and communications. "She will
bring her undoubted gifts as
writer, speaker and editor to
develop and implement a com-
munications plan in support of
the 2006-2007 goals, with the
focus on the talents of both the
faculty and the students," said
the college in a statement.
The new organisational
structure is completed by the
vice-president of outreach, a
position that will be filled by
Dr Pandora Johnson.


Dr Johnson is charged with
reviewing continuing education
programmes, expanding Fami-
ly Island programmes and
developing a distance educa-
tion plan.
Chief information officer
John Collins will, Mrs Hodder
noted, be responsible for lead-
ing "an aggressive agenda to
deploy and implement a new
standards-based, best practices
approach to information and
communications technology at
the College/University of the
Bahamas."
The president's office now
includes specific and direct
oversight of strategic planning,
development and alumni
affairs.


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Hodder told faculty and staff at
a recent seminar that the com-
mittee will advise the council '-
on matters of academic gover-
nance and the wisdom of estab- '.
fishing a university senate.
She further informed them
that President Emerita Dr Keva
Bethel had accepted the invita-
tion to chair the committee
made up of the following:
Chef Mario Adderley lec-
turer, Culinary and Hospitality
Management Institute
Judith Albury assistant
director, Training and Devel-
opment, Human Resources
Department
Virginia Ballance librari-
an, Grosvenor Close Campus
Dr Etienne Bowleg asso-
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Sciences
Dr Rhonda Chipman-John-
son executive vice-president
of academic affairs
Dr Danny Davis assistant
professor, School of Science and
Technology
Dr Linda Davis vice-pres-
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grammes and international rela-
tions
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professor, COB/UWI LLB pro-
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back at The Tribune it (the
work permit) would not be
deferred. It would have been
refused. If we wanted to get
back at John Marquis he would
have been gone," Mr Gibson
said.
The minister said that the only
difference between The Tribune
and other companies is that other
companies are not "paranoid".
"They respond to us right away
when we ask them for informa-
tion. Every other company who
would be in that same category
simply complied, but The Tribune
because of who they are and them
being very paranoid if you
notice anything having to do with
.the government they get very
defensive if they check and
they do their investigations they
would see that we have
approached over 100 companies
and all of them complied it was
only The Tribune who decided
to put pressure on us through the
press," the minister said.
Mr Gibson admitted that the
policy of Bahamianization has not
been applied consistently but
there has been a concerted effort
to apply all of the policies that he
met in place after taking over the
cabinet post.
"Like I told them they could
write about me in every single
editorial from now until election.
If they don't comply with the pol-
icy that can't helpMr Marquis. I
think we had someone who went
there already and interviewed
them and the report was sent to
my office and that report is what
will assist them, not writing about
Shane Gibson or writing about
the PLP government. They can
write about us until doomsday
but if they don't satisfy the policy
they will not have that work per-
mit renewed," he said.
.The policy that is in place, he
said, is for the employer to ensure


that over a reasonable period of
time that they would train a
Bahamian to eventually take over
that position.
"Because when you apply for
the work permit you apply with
the understanding that there are
no Bahamians qualified to fill the
position. Our position is that you
have to make sure you give a gen-
uine effort, because sometimes
people say they give an effort but
they are not genuine. They do
barely enough to make you
believe that they want to replace
a person with a Bahamian indi-
vidual," Mr Gibson said.
However, he admitted that
there are exceptions to this policy
where there are certain position
that are not asked to be
Bahaminized, particularly in the
financial services sector.
Mr Gibson said it is his opinion
that the work permit system was
abused simply because there has
been no enforcement of the laws
and policies on the books.
"So when companies realize
that we are not monitoring or
enforcing them as effectively as
we can, then they take advantage
of the situation," Mr Gibson
said.
Tribune publisher Eileen Car-
ron said she does not know when
The Tribune has not complied
with the Immigration Depart-
ment's requirements or requests.
She said that on August 18 she
received a letter from Immigra-
tion saying that Mr Marquis'
application "has been reconsid-
ered by the Immigration Board,
but was deferred for The Tribune
Ltd to identify an understudy for
the said position."
"If Mr Gibson would check
The Tribune's application and all
the forms required to be submit-
ted with it," said Mrs Carron, "he
will discover the information now
requested in his department's let-
ter of August 18 was given to his
Ministry by The Tribune on Jan-
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* HEALTH

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

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support
group meets the first Monday of each month at
6:30pm at New Providence Community Centre,
Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood
sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing is
available. For more info call 702.4646 or
327.2878

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

CIVIC CLUBS

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

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


THE MAIN EVENT
Lcjl ,JIC i n.. I cap, b Iut H bur I\
Chambers is making it a little bit easier with its
2nd Annual Free Legal Clinic help under the
theme "Information You Need For the Life
You Want" on Saturday, September 9 at
SuperClubs Breezes, West Bay Street from NASSAU GF\CE
9am to 1pm. Various speakers will cover top- ,'IL LAGE ROAC I.r'H .'
ics including building permits and what to L '?24, 393 .45.
look for in a contractor; budgeting and recov- .. ,, .tu
ering: how to manage when you haven't; tips.,
for buying or selling a home; financing your .
home purchase; conflict resolution and anger . '
management; getting a grip on life, health and
property insurance; entrepreneurship: pros & l
pitfalls of owning a business; new travel
requirements; and developments in financial
services in the Bahamas. Lawyers will be avail-
able until 5pm for free consultation. This com-
munity service event is broughtto you by
Halsbury Chambers, Andeaus Insurance,
Approved Lending Services, Cable Bahamas,
and CLICO Insurance.


Tuesday, 6:30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office,,
4th floor meeting room.

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


TUESDAY NO R" WEDNESDAY


* PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS & RESTAU-
RANTS

10.10.2.20. @ Club Nirvana: Tuesdavnights-ats
Club Nirvana, Elizabeth Avenue, have been
dubbed 10.10.2.20. Every tenth female patron is
allowed into the club absolutely free and is given
a complimentary glass of Carlo Rossi. Tuesday
nights also include the Carlo Rossi's Hot Body
Competition. Hosted by Daddi Renzi and music
provided by DJ Ai from 100 Jamz. Master Chef
Devito Bodie provides scrumptious appetizers.

* HEALTH

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

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

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

N CIVIC CLUBS

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

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

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

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

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second


* PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS


grapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364.8423 to register or
for more info.

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

CIVIC CLUBS

The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a break-
fast meeting every Thursday morning at 7am at


Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports the British Colonial Hilton Hotel., (Fellowship
Bar e. ern Wednesday 5pm-8pm. Free appetiz- begins at 6:45am)
ers and numerous drink specials. '" -. ". _
Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first, sec-
. HEALTH ond and third Thufsday at the Ministry of
Health & Environment building on Meeting


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

8 CIVIC CLUBS

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

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

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

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

f THURSDAY '

* HEALTH

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

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


Street commencing at 7:30pm. Everyone is wel-
come to attend.

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

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

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

THEATRE

.For this weekend only, Thursday, August 17 to
Saturday, August 19, Track Road Theatre will
present 'Da Market Fire', written by Emille
Hunt and directed by Deon Simms, at the Dun-
das Centre at 8pm.

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* PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

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


* HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-


sau Group, Rosetta Street: Fridays 6pm to 7pm
& 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart Church Fri-
days @ 6pm to 7pm New Providence Communi-
ty Centre: Fridays @ 7pm to 8pm.

CIVIC CLUBS

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

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

BI SATURDAY

* HEALTH

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

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

0 CIVIC CLUBS


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

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

1- SUNDAY TI

* PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

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


*HEALTH

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


EVENT

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


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The Tribune via fax 328.2398
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daughter was taken away.
"They never cared about
what I had to say and I believe
it was all because of the size of
my pocket," she claimed.
"They never told me why my
child was being removed. My
15 year old was placed in a
home with grown men. I
believe anything could have
happened to her."
According to the mother
social service officers would
visit her daughter at school,
and even attempted to involve
Usher child's father from whom
.she has been legally divorced
for years.
"They went to my daugh-
ter's school to question her
during BJC examinations,"
claimed the mother of two.
"I want Social Services to
know that every human being
deserves due diligence."
She said her child was
removed because of "trumped
up allegations" and she fears
officials "will attempt to
remove her from the home
again."
However, Barbara Burrows
Permanent Secretary in the
Department of Social Ser-
vices, explained that before
children are removed from a
legal guardian, the case is
always tried and heard.in a
Juvenile court.
"The Department of Social
Services has been working
with (this mother) who. has
had outstanding matters with
the department for years and
(who the department) has
been trying to help as best as


we can," Mrs Burrows
explained.
"The department is not at
liberty todivulge to the public
the particulars of this case, but
(the mother) knows that she
can come into the department
anytime as she has done so
often in the past."
The mother, who still car-
ries her daughter's primary
school grade report-cards, said
since an industrial accident at
the Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal, the only thing she has now
are her children.
"All I am basically is a
mother. My mother died
when I was one years old,"
she claimed. "In 1991, I suf-
fered a spinal injury when the
elevator broke down at PMH.
I was forced to lift five
patients off the broken eleva-
tor, who had just come out of
surgery. Five of them just
came from surgery," she said.
A year later she had cor-
rective surgery at a Florida
clinic.
After allegations that she
was an unfit mother, she
explained that she was never
given a fair chance to refute
the claims.
"The problem is today,
social services did not listen
and never gave me the oppor-
tunity to hear my side. They
never wanted to read a report
issued by Psychologist Valerie
Knowles," the former nurse
said.
"My child came home yes-
terday after I spoke with a
police officer," she said and
questioned: "What is the pro-
tocol of Child Social Services?


Officers monitored

Sin connection with

corruption allegations

FROM page one
have somebody brought before the courts."
Mr Gibson said he was not aware of the exact number of officers
under investigation, or exactly what activities they had been
involved in, but added only that the evidence was "sufficient" to
cause the police to be made aware of the situation.
His remarks come just over a year after an investigation was *
launched to determine whether immigration officers were issuing
illegal work permits to migrants in return for money and alleged-
ly taking money for turning a blind eye against immigration infrac-
tions.
At that time, Senator Rev CB Moss commented that a "thorough
house-cleaning" was required within the immigration department
- particularly in light of the fundamental role officers from the
department play in protecting the nation's borders.





Minister: money not an


issue in BEC dispute


FROM page one


some other issues. But I can
only say from my point of
view that I don't see that.
"So when you talk about a
labour friendly government,
not everything will be rosy at
all times. You will have strains
on the relationship all the
time.
"That don't mean you cate-
gorise the relationship as one
that needs assistance.
"That's just the way it is,"
he said.
The dispute between BEC
and the BEWU erupted after
government reduced working
hours from 44 hours a week
to 40. The union felt its mem-
bers were owed money as a
result of not having their
hours of work reduced at the


same time as other corpora-
tions.
However, Mr Gibson said
that at that time government
corporations were working at
40 hours or below, so by law
BEC workers were owed
nothing.
The union was demanding
as much as $9 million in back
pay initially before lowering
the figure to some $4 million.
Bishop Neil Ellis, the inde-
pendent mediator called in by
government to help with
negotiations, also confirmed
that in his opinion the union
was entitled to "nothing".
However, he said that from
a moral stance an offer of $1.2
million was made. The union
declined the offer.


Is Social Services attempting
to break-up families? They-
have stressed me out and I
question is the system a,just
or an insane system? Is there
no more mother's right?"
She also claimed that she


was "handled inhumanely and
in an unjust manner. The
whole situation was prejudi-
cial and I couldn't get a fair
trial."
But, Director of Social ser-
vices Mellany Zonicle said:


"She has gone through the
chain of command. We took
the necessary steps within the
law. We will continue to act
in the best interest of the child
and we will continue to moni-
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72% Kerzner return




boosts BDR interest


BISX chief executive says listing's success to

generate confidence in Bahamian-structured

investment products


. By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The Bahamas International
Securities Exchange's (BISX)
S chief executive said yesterday
that the 72 per cent capital
appreciation Bahamian
investors in Kerzner Interna-
tional had enjoyed was "creat-
ing a lot of interest" in Bahami-
an Depository Receipts (BDR),
with other companies looking
at doing their own issues:
Although Kerzner Interna-
tional's BDRs are expected to


be withdrawn from their BISX
listing imminently, after 75 per
cent of the company's share-
holders backed the $81 per
share offer by Sol and Butch
Kerzner to take the company
private, Keith Davies said the
whole process had given the
Bahamian capital markets "an
incredible learning opportuni-
ty".
The BISX chief executive
.explained that the 72 per cent
return enjoyed by Bahamian
investors, who bought into the
BDRs when they were initially


offered in summer 2004, had
shown the Bahamian capital
markets could successfully cre-
ate and structure products.
The BDR was essentially a
derivative of Kerzner Interna-
tional's ordinary shares, which
were listed oh the New York
Stock Exchange (NYSE). The
return on Kerzner's BDRs is
likely to engender increased
investor and issuer confidence
in the product as a tool to deliv-
er investor returns.
SEE page 6B


N KEITH DAVIES


BAHAMAS Supermarkets'
new Board yesterday announced
that shareholders would receive
a $0.36 per share extraordinary
dividend, in addition to the reg-
ular $0.24 per share quarterly
dividend, after the company gen-
S erated $8 million in net income


for fiscal 2006.
This means that shareholders
of record at September 29 will
receive total dividends of $0.60
per share when they are, paid
on October 10.
SEE page 4B


* BASIL Sands


Freeport


Container


Port in 26%


growth


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FREEPORT Container
Port experienced a 26 per cent
growth in the number of
TEUs (20-foot equivalent
units) that it handled during
the first six months in 2006,
further indicating its potential
as a logistics/transportation/
distribution centre for the
* Americas.
Hutchison Whampoa,
which holds a 60 per cent'
'stake in the Container .Port
via its Hutchison Port Hold-
ings subsidiary, said in its
results for the six months to
June 30, 2006, that the
Freeport facility was among
the "major contributors" to
. growth in TEU throughput.
Hutchison Whampoa's 2005
annual report showed how
Freeport Container'Port had
picked up in 2006 where it left
off last year..
SThe Container Port process-
es 1.115 million TEUs during
the 2005 full year, an increase
of 6 per cent upon the previ-
ous year.
Hutchison Whampoa said
. in its 2005 review: "Freeport
Container Port on Grand
Bahama- Island :reported
Sthroughpiut 6-per cent above
last year, and, operating
income that more than dou-
bled, mainly-dfe to-economies
of scale on increased through-
put."
Derek Newbold, Hutchison
Port'Holdings (Bahamas)
sales and marketing manag-
er, earlier this year said the
Container Port expected "to
exceed" in 2006 the 1.115 mil-
lion throughput TEU volume
that it processed in 2005, with
its parent company looking at
investing $572 miillion in the
port's long-term expansion.
He. told. a seminar on the
advantages of doing business
in Freeport that the Contain-
Ser Port was the "transhipment
hub of the Americas".


Mr Newbold said: "Over
the past five years, we have
realized a steady increase in
volumes, with the exception,
of 2004; when hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne devastat-
ed Freeport.
"This year, we. expect to
exceed the actual figures'for
. 2005."
Mr Newbold added that the
Freeport Container Port had
"a lot of room for growth and
opportunity", 'having devel-
oped "a very comprehensive
expansion plan".
The.potential Phase V
North Berth expansion would
see an additional 450 metres
of capacity and nine blocks'
stacking area, while Phase VI,
could lead to a further 340
metre expansion of the North' .
Berth.
And Phase VII might see
a 335 metre Berth expansion
and three blocks stacking
area. Another 600 metre area
was also available for expan;
sion.
When completed, all'this
expansion would give.
Freeport Container nine
berths with total docking
length of 2,749 metres.- 30
quay cranes, a 4.5'million
TEU capacity, and create
employment for 650 workers.
Mr Newbold said this did
not include a p6ssible-eighth .
Phase of expansion, which
would'require dredging and
land reclamation at Billy Cay.
At a cost of more than $200
million, this could provide
1,219 metres in berth space
and 12 qu4y cranes on a 42-
hectare site. -
Only 1 percent of the con-
tainers handled, by the
Freeport Container Port were
destined for the Bahamian
markets, with the largest
share some 44,.pr cent -
going to South America, and
another 32 per cent going to:
,Mexico and. the US Gulf
Coast.


Nassau/PI cruise


arrivals concern


tourism ministry


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter
THE Ministry of Tourism is
planning an aggressive cam-
paign to boost cruise arrivals to
the Bahamas, after the latest
statistics revealed a 3.3 per cent
decline in total cruise arrivals
to Nassau/Paradise Island for
the six months to June 30.
Carla Stuart, director of
cruise development at the Min-
istry of Tourism, told The Tri-
bune that the Ministry was very
concerned about the decline.


She said that in addition to
determining what the reasons
behind this were, the Ministry
was preparing a campaign to
boost cruise visitors to the
Bahamas.
Although first port of call sta-
tistics suggest that many cruise
companies stop at their private
islands first, Ms Stuart said she
could not say for certain if this
was a factor that affected cruise'
arrivals to Nassau/Paradise
Island as a first port of call.
SEE page 4B


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Retailers, hotels


rebound from


Ernesto's

* By CARA BRENNEN reta
Tribune Business Reporter froi
tha
BAY Street merchants are the
rebounding from several days T
of lost income resulting from mal
Tropical Storm Ernesto, with call
the storm having cost the of t
Bahamas more than $500,0000 we,
in lost tourism revenue. Em
In addition to the messy 29,
weather, which deterred had
Bahamians and stay over visi-
tors from shopping, Bay Street S


effects

oilers lost potential income
m a number of cruise ships
t had to be re-routed due to
weather.
'he Ministry of Tourism esti-
ted that the cancellation of
s to Nassau by the Majesty
:he Seas, Celebration, Nor-
gian Dawn and Regal
[press on Tuesday, August
and Wednesday, August 30,
I resulted in an estimated loss
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(product, place, price, promo-
tion and positioning), and decid-
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charge for your product or ser-
vice is an important considera-
tion.
The price of your product or
service will say a lot about your
business and how you are posi-
tioning yourself. A price that is
too high may lead to lower
sales, and a price that is too low
may lead to lower profits.
Getting the price right.
involves understanding two
important factors.
Understanding the cost of
providing the service (often
known as cost plus)
Understanding what your
market will bear (often known
as cost minus)
If you can manage to get a
good balance between these
two components, you will be on
your way to making healthy
profits.
So, how do you figure out the
cost of providing your product
and service? Well, there are two
components you will need to
calculate, namely your fixed
costs and your variable costs.
Your fixed costs are those
costs that don't change much,
such as your rent, rates, insur-
ance, salaries etc. They are inde-
pendent of the level of your
business and have to be paid
come what may.
Your variable costs, often
known as direct costs, vary
directly in relation to the level
of business. Examples of vari-
able costs are the cost of pur-


chasing items for resale, direct
labour in the production
process, raw materials and the
like.
Add these two together and
you will have your total of fixed
and variable costs.
Then work out a price you
are willing to sell your product
or service at that will cover
these costs and make you a
profit. Assume your total fixed
and variable costs total $80,000
per annum, and you decide you
want to make a $50,000 profit in
year one. Add the two together
to make $130,000. You have
marked up the total fixed and
variable costs by 62.5 per cent


($50,000/$80,000).
If you are providing a service,
and you calculate your staff can
work 4,000 hours in a year,
divide the $130,000 by 4,000 and
you will need to charge $32.50
per hour for your service. If you
estimate that you are only going


to be working at 50 per cent
capacity, you will need to dou-
ble your charge out rate to $65
per hour.

Now, let's look at
another example
where you are manufacturing a
product such as jewellery. You
make 80 pieces in a 40-hour
week, or two pieces an hour. If
you work 40 weeks a year, then
you can make 3, 200 items per
annum (80 x 40). If your fixed
costs are $500 per week and
your variable costs are $8 per
unit, you can work out the aver-
age cost of producing each piece


of jewellery. Total fixed costs
are $26,000 (52x$500) divided
by 3,200 units = $8.13 per unit.
Your variable cost is $8 per unit.
So your total costs are $8.13 +
$8 = $16.13 per unit. If you want
to make a mark-up of 50 per
cent, then $16.13 multiplied by


1.5 gives you a selling price of
$24.20.
Mark-ups vary from market
to market, so find out what the
mark-up is in your industry.
Luxury goods manufacturers
and restaurants normally mark
up their prices by 200 per cent,
making the end product three
times the value of their cost
price.


others, then your price will need
to be near the market price for
that product. If your product is
innovative, but easily copied,
then you could charge a higher
price initially, then lower it
when other competitors enter
the market. If your product is
unique and not readily copied,
then you may be able to charge
a premium price.


If your product is innovative,
but easily copied, then you
could charge a higher price
initially, then lower it when
other competitors enter the
market.

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These types of pricing are
known in accounting terms as
cost plus, but you can also cal-
culate prices as cost minus.
Instead of starting with your
costs, you start with the price
and deduct your costs to see if
there is a profit left for you to
earn.
This would happen where a
client either told you what they
were wiling to pay, or the top
price the market was willing to
pay.
Ultimately, how you price
your product will depend on
several factors.
If your product is a vanilla
product, easily replicated by


Also consider tactical pricing,
such as reducing prices for spe-
cific groups such as pensioners
and students, seasonal reduc-
tions, and one -off reductions
as a spoiling tactic to counter
your competition. Whatever
you do, you need to give
thought to this area so that you
do not alienate other customers,
or confuse them with different
pricing strategies.

C common pricing mis-
takes of the
antipreneur are:
Not putting a realistic price
on the product by selling at too


low, or too high, a price.
Failing to increase prices in
line with inflation.
Failing to keep prices in
line with the market and the
competition.
Failing to react thoughtful-
ly to the price changes of a com-
petitor.
Omitting some fixed and
variable costs of a product when
pricing.
Assuming the business will
operate at full capacity.
Discounting unnecessarily,
leading to the customer waiting
to get a good deal rather than
buying right now.
Focusing on price when the
customer's motivation for buy-
ing may be some other factor.
Not making the price clear
in promotions, or promotional
material.
Marketing your business is an
area that requires much
thought. So, in order to avoid
the trap of antipreneurship,
make sure you spend time on
pricing your product, as it could
make a big difference to your
bottom line:

NB: Adapted from his
upcoming book, Antipreneur-
ship And How to Avoid It,
Mark draws on 20 years of top
level business, marketing and
communications experience in
London and the Bahamas. He is
chief operating officer of
www.ezpzemail.com, currently
lives in Nassau, and can be con-
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markalexpalmer@mac.com
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Colina Financial Advisors rebrands


COLINA Financial Advisors
has rebranded and renamed
itself as CFAL, introducing
what it describes as Circle
Vision Financial Planning.
CFAL; which has $500 mil-
lion in assets under manage-
ment, said in a statement that it
would continue to provide
investment management, pen-
sion management and adminis-
tration, corporate advisory ser-


vices, and registrar and trans-
fer' agency. 1
Anthony Ferguson, CFAL's
president, said: "We realise the
marketplace for our services
continues to evolve and change.
We felt the time was right to
introduce a new name and
brand identity that reflects the
dynamics of the marketplace in
which we compete, and our
commitment to provide high-


quality investment and finan-
cial analysis services to the
irinvesting public:
"We are proud of our Colina
heritage and our new identity
provides linkages to our past.
However, our new brand rep-
resents the company we have
become and, as CFAL, we look
forward to the opportunity of
continuing to look in every
direction, every day, for solu-


tions and opportunities for indi-
vidual, business and institution-
al clients."
Mr Ferguson added that the
Circle Vision Financial Plan-
ning meant that CFAL "never
stops looking for solutions and
opportunities that are exactly
right for clients".
CFAL remains part of AF
Holdings, which was previously
the Colina Financial Group.


Also included in the group are
the BISX-listed Colina Hold-
ings and its subsidiary, life and
health insurer Colinalmperial
Insurance, Colina General
Insurance Agency, First
Bahamas Capital, and Sentinel
Bank & Trust.
Several sources have sug-
gested to The Tribune that the
CFAL rebranding is designed
to at least create the perception


that there is some separation
between the company and Col-
inalmperial Insurance.
The 21 conditions imposed
on Colina by the Government
in return for approving the
Imperial Life deal effectively
required that AF Holdings sep-
arate, or 'Chinese Wall', the
insurance company from
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THF TRIBUNE


Real estate head





to address clinic


The Bahamas Real Estate
Association's (BREA) chief
executive and president will
address the second annual Hals-
bury Chambers free legal clinic
on tips for buying or selling a
Some.
Larry Roberts, who is also
Bahamas Realty's chief execu-
tive, will speak at 10am during
the clinic, which is being held
on September 9 at SuperClubs
Breezes.
Following Mr Roberts's pre-
sentation, executives from
Approved Lending Services will
give a talk on financing home
purchases.
Glenn Ferguson, principal of
Comprehensive Consulting Ser-
vices and Comprehensive Insur-
ance Agents & Brokers, will


give an address on budgeting
and recovering. Other speakers
include psychiatrist Dr David
Allen and CLICO agency man-
ager, Bradley Ferguson.
Halsbury Chambers, a law
firm with offices in Nassau,
George Town, Exuma, and
London, is offering the clinic as
a community service event
sponsored by itself, Andeaus
Insurance, Approved Lending
Services and Cable Bahamas.
Along with hearing speakers
on a wide range of subjects, par-
ticipants will have the opportu-
nity to meet for limited sessions
with Halsbury Chambers attor-
neys without charge.

LARRY Roberts


Tourism aid course in Caribbean Cuisine


The Ministry of Tourism is
this week facilitating a course
in Caribbean Cuisine at the Col-
lege of the Bahamas' facilities
on Thompson Boulevard.
The course is being conduct-
ed by the Culinary Institute of
America, and provides training
to cooks/chefs and or aspiring


cooks/chefs who specialise or
wish to specialise in Caribbean
Cuisine, with a view towards
improving their skills in the area
of food presentation, menu
planning, use of local ingredi-
ents, accompaniments and gar-
nishes, vegetarian cuisine and
food preparation to contempo-


rary 'fine' dining standards.
The programme was devel-
oped by the Organisation of
American States (OAS) as a
part of its efforts to address the
upgrading of the restaurant sec-
tor in the Caribbean.
Julia Burnside, from the Min-
istry of Tourism, said: "The
workshop is targeted at Home
Economic teachers, aspiring
chefs (students) who are dis-
covering new ways to utilise
indigenous ingredients."
Chefs from New Providence
and a Family Island have
embraced this course as a
means of providing opportuni-
ties for continuing education
and mentoring of aspiring chefs
and Family Island teachers.
The Ministry of Tourism feels
courses such as this can only
augur well for the tourist indus-
try. As the cuisine is developed
and expanded, farmers will find
)fii(


new markets for their produce
and heretofore ignored prod-
ucts. Most importantly, it is felt
that the overall visitor experi-
ence will be enriched.
Jacqueline Ramsey, of the
Ministry of Tourism, is credited
with presenting this proposal-to
the OAS for the upgrade of the
restaurant sector in the
Caribbean. Chef Katherine
Polenz, of the Culinary Insti-
tute of America, is conducting
the course.


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PUBLIC NOTICE


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Signed:


Mr. Anthony M. Johnson
DIRECTOR
Fincancial Intelligence Unit
3RD Floor
Norfolk House
Frederick Street
P.O.Box SB-50086
Nasssu, The Bahamas


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Assistin thetraininganddevelopmentofstaff

REQUIREMENTS & PERSNALATRIBUM ES::
Candidates must meet the following criteria
S Minimum of fiftMen yes experince inbusiness with at ast five in an executive
levelposition. Leadt8ship, mnaM gment and supervision experience is required.
Previousesperlencein strategicplIaningand inancialbudgeting
Bachelor's Degree or higher in ated field. Masters degree preferred
Knowledge of and relations with international suppliers of food and beverages
Experience in inventory control and managing the logistics of international shipments
Knowledge of industry best practices
SProficient inoperational functions of wholesale and retailproduct distribution,
Manufacturing mnowdge would also be useful
SProven ability to enhance operational efficiencies
Proficient inthe use ofthe Microsoft rageof applications
Strongtechnicalandmanagerialskills
SExcellent communication, analytical and reasoning skills
Excellent ogaizonal and time management skills
STeamPlayer with the abity to add vaue and strength to the company
Honest, hardworking and poses ability to meet deadlines

The position offer an attractive salay sad benefits package, reflecting the successful
applicant's experience and qualification., including a pension plan and medical coverage.
Qualied individuals should submit complete resumes including references before September 15,
2006 to:
Matk E. Munnings
Deloitt &Touche
P.O. BoxN-7120
Nassau, Bahaman
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PAGE 4B, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2006


Company unveils $8m net profit for fiscal


2006, with an almost 7% revenue rise


FROM page one
BSL Holdings, the Bahamian investor
group, acquired Winn-Dixie's majority 78
per cent stake in Bahamas Supermarkets on
August 9, just over one month after the lat-
ter's fiscal year ended on June 28.


BSL Holdings acquired just over 3.546
million shares in the deal, and this means it
will receive a $2.128 million dividend pay-
ment. The minority shareholders, too, will
also benefit.
Basil Sands, Bahamas Supermarkets new
chairman, said in a statement on the 2006


KANNAPOLIS CO. LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)




Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which
commenced on the 30th day of August 2006.
The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)






SAPPORO RIVER

COMPANY LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which
commenced on the 30th day of August 2006.
The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.




ARGOSA SOO'RV.NCQ
(Liqtud.itor



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
ACT (No45 OF 2000)

IMPULSE INVESTMENTS LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 45. of 2000), IMPULSE TRADING
LIMITED has been dissolved andstruck off the Register
according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 17th day of August, 2006.



Nautilus Corporate Services Limited
of Nautilus House, La Cour des Casernes,
St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JEl 3NH
Liquidator


full year: "We are extremely pleased to
announce that Bahamas Supermarkets con-
tinued to maintain very strong market share
with profits at $8 million.
"These results are especially impressive
given higher energy prices driving up oper-
ating costs, as well as the cost of goods sold,


BRAZORIA S.A.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)




Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which
commenced on the 30th day of August 2006.
The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
ACT (No 45 OF 2000)


CAMBRAY CONSULTANTS LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 45. of 2000), CAMBRAY
CONSULTANTS LIMITED
is in Dissolution".

The date of commencement of dissolution is 21st
day of July, 2006.

Anthony Martin Shield
4 Ballure Court, Queens Drive West ,
Ramisey, Isle ofMsn
IM8 2JE



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
ACT (No45OF 2000)

DPS BAHAMA INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 45. of 2000), DPS BAHAMAINC.
has been dissolved and struck off the Register according to
the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 18th day of August, 2006.



FIDES LIQUIDATORS INC.,
Arango-Orillac Building,
East 54 Street, Panama,
Republic of Panama
Liquidator


and secondly, the impending
sale of the major shareholder's
shares in the company.
"Through all of that, includ-
ing the pending transaction at
the time the fiscal year ended,
Bahamas Supermarkets
remained solid and nearly every
one of the 12 grocery stores in
Nassau and Grand Bahama
enjoyed robust sales."
Bahamas Supermarkets saw
its total revenues for fiscal 2006
increase by almost 7 per cent
to $141 million, up from $132
million the year before.
The company's vice-president
and chief financial officer,
Bryan Knowles, said in a state-
ment that under BSL Holdings
the company had identified new
product sources that will soon
be exploited.
This seemed to be a reference
to Bahamas Supermarkets' new
operating/management partner,
Barbados Shipping & Trading,
which uses its membership of
major US and Canadian gro-
cery associations to generate
buying power and more
favourable terms from suppli-
ers, passing on discounts to con-
sumers.
The Tribune understands that
BSL Holdings is keen to get
Barbados Shipping & Trading
involved as quickly as possible,
rather than get locked in to a
one-year transition services
agreement with Winn-Di*ie.
Though the latter remains an


option, BSL Holdings does not
want to exercise it. This is
because it would have to pay a
$1 million flat fee to Winn-Dix-
ie under such an agreement, in
equal quarterly instalments.
It would also have to pay for
the cost of goods supplied by
Winn-Dixie, plus a 5 per cent
mark-up on this.
"Given the skyrocketing cost
of fuel that has driven up the
cost of shipping beyond our
control, it is even more crucial
to use the strength of our nego-
tiating power to secure quality
goods at the most competitive
prices," Mr Knowles said.
"We absorbed part of the
higher energy cost, but had to
pass some of it along. That is
why at the end of the day, while
we enjoyed a notable increase
in revenue, higher operating
costs due to the costs associated
with energy and staffing levelled
out net profit.
"Fortunately, we are in a firm
'enough position with a robust
balance sheet, with no debt and
healthy cash resources, to be able
to pay additional dividends to
our shareholders and that gives
all of us a sense of satisfaction."
Bahamas Supermarkets oper-
ates 12 stores in New Provi-
dence and Grand Bahama, and
employs about 700 persons. Its
shares were being bid at $14.25
as of the close of business on
August 29, though no shares
were being offered for sale:


Nassau/PI cruise


arrivals concern


tourism ministry


FROM page one
For the six months to June
30, total cruise arrivals to Nas-
sau/Paradise Island as a first
port of call fell.by 7.9 per cent to
900,572, compared to 977,776
in 2005.
Fo'Ptthe 2006 first quarter,
cruise arrivals to Nassau/Par-
adise Island as a first port of
call were down by 13 per cent,
standing at 465,666 compared
to 535,159 last year. The only
month in which cruise arrivals
to Nassau as a first port of call
were up was June, which
increased by 1.1 per cent to
125,118.
The statistics also revealed
that for the year to June 30,
2.194 million visitors arrived by
sea to the Bahamas, a 0.7 per
cent increase over the 2.178 mil-
lion who arrived during the
same period in 20,05.
However, the statistics also
revealed that only 1.134 million
cruise passengers came to Nas-
sau /Paradise Island in the 2006
first half, compared to the 1.174
who arrived last year.
The figures for the 2006 sec-
ond quarter did show increases'
for the entire Bahamas, with a
7.2 per cent increase in arrivals
by first and second ports of call,
and a 5.4 per cent increase in
Nassau/ Paradise Island from
1.046 million to 1.122 million,


and from 545,486 to 575,127,
respectively.
Grand Bahama on the other
hand finished very strong during
the 2006 second quarter,
improving arrivals by first and
second port of entry by 27.5 per
cent, from 79,808 in 2005 to
101,737 in 2006. The Family
Islands also improved by 5.7 per
cent, from 421,150 in 2005 to
445,364 in 2006.
Looking at second ports of
cal,l more visitors arrived in
Nassau/ Paradise Island an'd
Grand Bahama as a second
stop. In Nassau, the year to date
figures showing an increase of
19.5 per cent, up from 195,736
in 2005 to 233,879 in 2006.
For the year's second quar-
ter, there was a 36.3 per cent
improvement from 102,869 in
2005 to 140,221 this year.
Grand Bahama's second port
of call figures for the second
quarter showed a drastic
increase of 368.1 per cent,, from
1,113 in 2005 to 5,210 in 2006,
and a moderate increase of 7.2
per cent year-to-date from 7,225
last year to 7,743 to date..
The Family Islands improved
by 25.7 per cent from 142,436
to 179,113, and by 16.2 per cent
year to date up from 270,670 to
314,584.
Overall second port of entry
cruise arrivals increased by 17.4
per cent.


SFinanclal Advisors Ltd.

Pricing Information As Of:
Thursday 31 August 200 6
: TED.& ADED SECURITIES VISIT WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
'i'g8 .ALL.HAiRE INDEX: CLOSE 1,589.66 / CHO 03.24 / %CH 00.0 / YTD 238.95 / YTD 17.69
52.wk.H- 52wk-Low Srnbol Pr-.ilus iu Ci.T Tooai,s Cic, Change Dail, '.l EP3 S Di. $ P.E Y~i'ld
1.85 0.59 Abaco Markets 1.71 1.74 0.00 -0 .109 ,i 0 N r.1 u 00 .
12.05 9.50 Bahamas Property Fund 11.50 11.50 0.00 1.612 0.380 7.1 3.30%
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 9.42 9.42 0.00 0.618 0.240 15.2 2.55%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.90 1.90 0.00 22,650 0.009 0.000 211.1 0.00%
11.25 9.00 Commonwealth Bank 11.05 11.25 0.20 5,050 0.943 0.600 11.9 5.33%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.54 5.60 0.06 0.130 0.045 42.5 0.81%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.283 0.000 8.8 0.00%
6.21 4.02 Famguard 6.15 6.15 0.00 0.539 0.240 11.5 3.86%
11.51 10.60 Finco 11.51 11.51 0.00 0.763 0.540 15.1 4.78%
13.50 9.50 FirstCaribbean 13.513.50 0.00 0.885 0.550 15.3 4.07%
11.21 9.00 Focol 11.21 11.21 0.00 0.885 0.500 12.7 4.46%
1.15 1.00 Freeport Concrete 1.00 1.00 0.00 -0.170 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 8.65 ICD Utilities 8.65 8.65 0.00 0.532 0.270 16.3 3.12%
8.75 8.27 J.S. Johnson 8.75 8.75 0.00 10,000 0.527 0.560 16.6 6.40%
8.08 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 8.08 8.08 0.00 0.160 0.000 50.6 0.00%
10 00 1000 Premier Real Estate 1000 1000 0.00 2.036 0.195 4.9 1.95%
c :, Fidelty Over-The-CourlterOSuturWtt1
.52ri-.Hi 52wk-Loe Sym ,DoBl Bid Sisk $.1 LauI Price Veeki, Vol EPS S Di. 5 PE .eohl
14 13 12 25 Bahamas Supermarl'eo, 1. 2- 1 25 1350 7.0941 1 923 96.0 i r 74:
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0 54 0 20 RND Holdings 0 29 054 0.00 -0.084 0.000 NM 0.00%
: ::. ." Cofina Over-The-Corunt s.i .
.3 :0 28 00 ABDAB 1 0. 43 00 41 00 2 2210 0 ,0-' 19 d 0 .
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.360 8.0 2.57%
0 60 0 35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
.-A .i. -a,..t-.t'" BeISX listed MutuaLFi da.' "
52Zwl-Hi 52wk-Low Funa Nam-rv NA TD- LasI 12 Monihs Div i ii.3
1 3031 1 2454 Colina Mone' Y.larkel Funa, 1 304 t.i"l
2.9038 2.4169 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.9038*"
2.4500 2.2636 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.450018**
1.1886 11273 Colina Bond Fund 1.188633'"*
SFINDEX: CLOSE 897.69 / VTD 2O ..5.D .....i' -,s ,"
civ' ..cL v..i.. iENOFX .'qu..... I .,. I. i-ru i 'icuL. i ilZ.., ..L........ ,,.... ,, r. ...
B1 -LL .rt 'RE INDEX 19 1 iC ,)Z_ = ,..-..: .:.: l I-fii, E-T Tr-"I l- l=LI I-I .1 ..:3.6.-.r. 3.li e'-']s v1.1.3.:1] D, l:i l'-. h t.K =
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 18 August 2006
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current days weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week 31 July 2006
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded .oday NAV Net Asset Value "* 30 June 2006
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 31 July 2006
TO TIADE) CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 i FIDELITY 242-356-7764 / FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 394-2503


Vakerr *Bap
GOLF & OCEAN CLUS
As part of our commitment to employ 200 Bahamians on our
project we are seeking qualified Bahamians to apply for the
position of:

Sous Chef


Responsibilities will include:

Must have 8-10 years experience as an Sous Chef at leading
hotel or resort
Must be computer literate
Must have experience operating in multi outlet facility with
large staff
Must be willing to live on an out island
Ability to work on own initiative is important

Salary and benefits will be based on experience and will
include health benefits. Only qualified applicants need
apply.

Applications can be directed to:
Indira Edwards
Director, Human Resources and Training
P.O. Box AB20766
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Or Email:iedwards@bakersbayclub.com


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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
MS HOLDING LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

Take Notice that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the
Shareholders f the Company will be held at the office of The
Winterbotham Trust Company Limited, Winterbotham Place,
Marlborough & Queen Street, P.O. Box N-3026, Nassau, The
Bahamas on the 28th day of September, 2006 for the
purpose of having the Liquidators' final account laid
before the members and hearing any explanation that may be
given thereon by the Liquidators or their agents.

Dated the 28th day of August, 2006



ARENA MOXEY
LIQUIDATOR

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
a) Vitality Management Inc. is in dissolution under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
b) The Dissolution of the said Company commenced on August 31,
2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and
registered by the Registrar General.
c) The Liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of Shirley
House, 50 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company is
required on or before the 2nd day of October, 2006 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.
September 1,2006
ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

BEARBULL ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD.
(No. 12156 B)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of
The International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000), the
Dissolution of BEARBULL ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD. has
been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The
dissolution was completed on the 9th day of August 2006.



PAUL A. GOMEZ and PATRICK E. SMITH
Joint Liquidators


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ROMERO LIMITED


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) ROMERO LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the
International businesss Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced .
on the 11th July, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Paul Evans
of Helvetia Court, South Esplanade St Peter
Port, Guernsey GY1 4EE

Dated this 1st day of September, A.D. 2006

Paul Evans
Liquidator


LBGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
a) Springs Management Holdings Inc. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
b) The Dissolution of the said Company commenced on August 31,
2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered
by the Registrar General.
c) The Liquidator of the said company is Alisa Richardson of Shirley
House,.50 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company is
required on or before the 2nd day of October, 2006 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.
September 1,2006
ALISA RICHARDSON
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY



NOTICE

ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
ANGOLA (BLOCK 22) LIMITED


Pursuant to the provisionof Section 137 (8) f4e International
Business companies Act 2000, notice is hereby given that the above-
named Company has been dissolved and struck off the Register
pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 11th day of July, A.D., 2006.


Dated the 30th day of August, A.D., 2006.


KARREN FLOYD
Liquidator of
ESSO EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION ANGOLA
(BLOCK 22) LIMITED


LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

Bahamas International Business Companies Act
(No45 Of 2000)
GLOBAL TRADE CONSULTANTS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (8) of the Bahamas International
Business Companies Act 45. of 2000, the
Dissolution of GLOBAL TRADE CONSULTANTS
LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the company has
therefore struck off the Register. The date of
completion of the dissolution was 21st of August,
2006.





LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
a) Zol InvesBments Ld. is in disoio n rthe provisions of
the International Business Companies Act 2000.
b) The Dissolution of the said Company commenced on August 30,
2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and
registered by the Registrar General.
c) The Liquidator of the said company is AlisaRichardson of Shirey
House, 50 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.
d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company is
required oar before the 2nd dayf October, 2006 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidatorof the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.
September i, 2006
ALISA RICHARDSON.
LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


PUBLIC



NOTICE

The Ministry of Local Government and
Consumer Affairs invite the public to attend
and participate in a consultative meeting on
the establishment of Local Government in
New Providence at the Annex Baptist Church
Hall, Wulff Road on the
4th September 2006 at 7:30 p. m.

Speakers include:-

Honourable George A. Smith

Honorable C. B. Moss

Dr. Thab s McDonald



Refreshments will be served after the meeting.


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THE TRIBUNE


BISX chief executive says listing's success to generate


confidence in Bahamian-structured investment products


FROM page one
Mr Davies said: "People ini-
tially did not appreciate the val-
ue of the BDR. With the suc-
cess of the Kerzner BDR, it's
created a lot of interest.......
"I've received some inquiries
from other companies, suggest-
ing this may be something
they're interested in the future."
Although declining to iden-
tify the companies involved, Mr
Davies said they were interna-


tional companies with opera-
tions in the Bahamas.
Kerzner International was
hoping to complete the $81 per
share buyout by the Kerzners
and their private equity back-
ers, valuing the company at
about $3.8 billion, yesterday.
There was no announcement,
though, as to whether the trans-
action had been completed. To
complete the buyout, various
Bahamian government


approvals were needed from the
Investments Board, National
Economic Council (NEC), the
Cabinet and Gaming Board.
To complete the withdrawal
of Kerzner International's
shares from the public domain,
the company will first suspend
their trading in New York, then
delist them from the NYSE.
When trading ceases in New
York, it will also cease in the
Bahamas. Then, the shares and


BDRs will be withdrawn from
their respective exchanges, with
both BISX, Bahamas-based
broker/dealers and investors
notified.
The notification will go out
to the market once the Kerzner
International buyout transac-
tion is completed, and the time
at which it will be completed it
set.
Mr Davies described the,
.process of ending Kerzner
International's BDR listing on
BISX as "straightforward",
adding that the whole 'going
private' transaction had.been
"a good lesson" for the Bahami-
an capital markets.
"Anytime you're able to do
something in a new way, and
there is a listing, cancellation
and removal from the exchange,
it's an incredible learning
opportunity for us and the
entire investor community," Mr
Davies said.


"From our standpoint, it was
a lesson that was welcome and
beneficial to our industry."
Mr Davies acknowledged
that there were "mixed feel-
ings" about the loss of Kerzner
International's BDR listing on
BISX, as it was "good to have
numbers on the exchange" to
provide investors with a variety
and broad range of investment
opportunities.
"I do not look at it as a nega-
tive," he added. "There's been
some windfall for people, and
it's been excellent in proving
that structures we put together
can be useful, instrumental, in
deepening and strengthening
the capital markets, and the
country as a whole."
Mr Davies said the success of
Kerzner International's BDR,
and the transparency involved
in the buyout process, had gen-
erated "knowledge, experience
and comfort levels" within the


Bahamian capital markets.
Kerzner's BDRs were priced
at $4.71 when they were issued
in summer 2004, and given that
10 BDRs equal one ordinary
share, Bahamian investors will
receive $8.1 per BDR when
their investment is redeemed.
The 2004 offering raised
around $20 million, so around
$34.4 million will be returned,
to Bahamian investors. These
funds are likely to boost liquid-
ity within both the-capital mar-
kets and banking system, as
they will look for new invest-
ment projects and homes.
Kerzner International's BDR
was among the most liquid
stocks on BISX, given the link
to the NYSE ordinary share
price, and the ability of Bahami-
an broker/dealers to act as mar-
ket makers and buy and sell in
New York to avoid liquidity
crunches.


Retailers, hotels rebound


from Ernesto's effects


JOB OPPORTUNITY


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 communities and local stakeholders to engage them in planning
efforts and conservation advancement in and around national parks in their respective
communities.
Plan and facilitate workshops designed to engage stakeholders planning process.
Establish resource management goals and develop tools for measuring effectiveness of the
management efforts.
Lead the development of proposals for new national parks in New Providence, Grand Bahama
and other Family 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 commensurate 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 bnt@bahamasnationaltrust.org by September 15,2006.


Another souvenir store, locat-
ed downtown, said the bad
weather did affect them as they
had less customers due to the
cancellation of the cruise ships.
"We did not have very many
locals either, although some
came in looking for umbrellas
and raincoats," one employee
said.
Another souvenir store point-
ed out that this is typically a
very slow time, as it does not
cash into the back to school
rush the way other stores can.
"So we were slow anyway," a
worker added.
Grand Bahama was able to
cash in on two ships that were
rerouted there to the tune of an


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estimated $54,833.20 in revenue.
The Ministry of Tourism said
the Celebration was rerouted
to Grand Bahama, and was esti-
mated to bring 946 visitors
ashore, spending roughly $58
per person.
On the other hand, Discov-
ery Cruise Lines was expected
to remain in Grand Bahama
until the reopening of Port
Everglades, the ministry added.
Several companies had to
reroute their ships from private
islands in the Bahamas, includ-
ing the Sovereign and Majesty
of the Seas cruises to Coco Cay.
However, the Enchantment of
the Sea will be rerouted there
today, generating an estimated
potential revenue of $19,670,
roughly the amount lost by the
other ships each.
"Although we expect to
derive revenue in the following
amounts from the rerouting of
ships -'Coco Cay $19,670 and
$54,833.20 in Grand Bahama -
the total loss for the Bahamas is
estimated at $475,123.71," the
Ministry of Tourism said.
Hotels in Nassau also experi-
enced some minor disruptions.
due to the storm
Stacey Campbell, spokesper-
son for Sandals Royal Bahami-
an Resort and Spa, told The Tri-
bune that the property did not
suffer any damage as a result
of Tropical Storm Ernesto.
She added that only one cou-
ple cancelled their stay, and said
there were about four couples
who checked out, left for the
airport and had to return and
spend another night because
Florida airports were closed.
Similarly, Opal Gibson, direc-
tor of business development at
the British Colonial Hilton, said
they had about 10-20 room can-,.
cellations due to the storm,
largely because persons got
stuck at Florida airports.
Some of the other cancella-
tions, she said, were the result of
some persons' fears about hur-'
ricanes and storms in the
Caribbean.
Despite the cancellations, Ms
Gibson said the hotel was
expected to finish strong with
an occupancy rate in the 80 per
'cent range.


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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:
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to reach us before September 25, 2006.


FROM page one
of 7,317 passengers. Projected
estimates placed 92 per cent of
these visitors ashore, with a
potential spend of $73.50 per
passenger, resulting in an esti-
mated loss of $494,793.71.
Bay Street merchants speak-
ing with The Tribune said the
cancellations were definitely
felt, with less consumer traffic
coming into their stores.
Monique Adams, of Atlantis
Manufacturing, noted that the
bad weather did affect traffic
flow during the height of wind-
storms.
"We had less persons coming
in," she said.








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ACROSS
8 Only lots of fasteners (7)
9 From which you (earn how to gain
access to anything? (6,3)
13 Mean me to leave and not bome
back with him (5)
14 For a biff, the very best (5)
15 Comply with, in regard to (7)
16 How a boat moves round a river with
currents (7)
17 About a quarter fail badly in the big
exam (5)
18 Money foolishly spent? Rubbish! (5)
20 A bit quiet, embarrassed by (5)
22 Give the winner a ball-point (6)
23 Take the stitches out and put back
into bed? (6)
25 Prepared to shoot the arrows when
one withdraws'(4,3)
27 Do, when with the one-and-only,
cheer up (7)
30 Yield the answer (6)
31 Did mother want to know what the
material is? (6)
32 Put in its place! (5)
35 Shattered by the spontaneous
applause (5)
36 The green-wood (5)
37 Make look small by comparison with
oneself (7)
39 Notices the inside is bubbling (7)
41 Cast one gave a party for (5)
42 Then off I go into yours (5)
43 What the snooker player likes to
make in the morning? (9)
44 Questioned behind bars? (7)


ESTERAY'S CRYPTC SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 1, Swiss 6, Pinch 9,
Capital 10, Relay 11, L-lama 12,
Dumas 13, St-rate-s 15, Pep 17,
Ahab 18,'igure 19, Fag-n 20, Croc-
us 22, Scar (car-O-s) 24, Yen 25,
Me-mph-ls. 26, A-ft-ER 27, Tessa
28, Jaffa 29, Tighter 30, Bl-air 31,
Tsars
DOWN: 2, Wr-E-ath 3, S-car-ab 4,
Say 5, Minus 6, Pa-lad-in 7,lls 0,
Camber 12, D-E.g.-as 13, Saucy 14,
Ramon 15, Punch 16, Pears 18,
Finer 19, Fun-fair 21, Re-VE-al 22,
Spears 23, Al-m for 25, Me-lh-s 26,
Asti 28, Jet


DOWN
1 Grumble about a German dam (6)
2 Support the flag (8)
3 Consorts with and beats
,people up (6,5)
4 Stick around, mind boggling, to see
the game (9)
5 Open with a large key and give a
surprise to (7)
6 Does X mark the spot for them on
the weather charts? (10)
7 Had been having a
little run-through (4)
10 How one spends time getting the
authorisations (6)
11 Flies off with not a word -most
inconsiderate (7)
12 Vein it takes a bit of luck to find (6)
19 Prepared to murder the occupant of
the vessel (7)
21 Bird table with a hole in it (7)
24 Have blinkers on,.as
you anticipate (4,7)
26 On which a golfer enters all his good
rounds? (7,3)
28 Cash I'm not laying out for a coat (9)
29 For "Professions," put dashes (7)
30 Going up hill, a vehicle in it must be
strong (6)
32 Posed to get the picture, did what
the photographer said (3,5)
33 Had drunk a number,
one confessed (6)
34 Becomes sour when one ceases to
like (4,3)
38 Complained about being barred (6)
40 Get in position (4)


YESTERDAY'S EASY S0LLmUTNS
ACROSS: 1, Chasm 6, Riots 9,
Tallies 10, Spray 11, Pleat 12, Cable
13, Beakers 15, Leg 17, Ants 18,
Attire 19, Style 20, Innate 22, Thor
24, Nee 25, Bothers 26, Spout 27,
Fatal 28, Wound 29, Feather 30,
Cedes 31, Tyres
OOWN: 2, Happen 3, Stacks 4, May
5, Pleas 6, Replete 7, Isle 8, Trailer
12, Crate 13, Basin 14, Alone 15,
Lithe 16, Gears 18, Allot 19, Staples
21, Negate 22, Theory 23, Orange
25, Busts 26, Safe 28, Wet


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ACROSS
8 Afternoon show (7)
9 Ruthless -
competition (3,2,3)
13 Major religion (5)
14 Kingdom (5)
15 Ghost (7)
16 Fairground prize (7)
17 Scope (5)
18 Magic servant (5)
20 Flanks (5)
22 Personin charge (6)
23 House of God (6)
25 Feast(7)
27 Wash and iron (7)
30 Intelligent (6)
31 Polite, respectable (6)
32 Is priced at (5)
35 Broaden (5)
36 Two times (5)
37 Duck type (7)
39 Rotate (7)
41 Over(5)
42 Of the nose (5)
43 Abducted (9)
44 Football official (7)


Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker


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South dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
NORTH
464
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WEST EAST
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The bidding:
South West North East
2V Pass 3+ 44
6 V
Opening lead three of spades.
This deal was played in an Indo-
nesian pair championship many
years ago. The declarer was L. Spier
of Holland, who got to six hearts as
shown and found a very unusual way
to make the slam.
Spier won the spade lead with the
ace and drew three rounds of trumps,
discarding a club from dummy. He
then cashed the ace of diamonds, on
which East showed out.
East's original distribution thus
became an open book he had
started, with seven spades, three
hearts and no diamonds, and there-
fore had to have exactly three clubs.


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The good news was that dummy's
clubs could be established by playing
the A-K and ruffing a club; the bad
news was that there was no visible
entry to dummy to cash the clubs
once they were established.
One possible approach to the play
was for South to cash all his trumps
and the king of diamonds, forcing
East to come down to four cards. If
East discarded down to one spade
and three clubs, the rest would be
easy. A spade would put him on lead,
and his forced club return into the A-
K-J would hand declarer the con-
tract.
The trouble with this was that if
East came down to two clubs and
two spades, South would have to
guess whether to play the A-K of
clubs to drop the queen (if East had
it), or to finesse the jack (if West had
the queen).
Spier solved the problem in bril-
liant fashion, finding a sure way to
produce 12 tricks. At trick six he led
a club to the ace, then cashed the
king and discarded the king of dia-
monds on it! A club ruff established
the suit, and the diamond three was
then led toward dummy's J-7.
West took the queen, but since he
had only diamonds left, he had to
return one to dummy's jack. This
allowed Spier to dispose of his two
spade losers on dummy's minor-suit
winners, and the slam came rolling
home.


The
Target
uses
words in
the main
body of
Chambers
21st
Century
Dictionary
(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 beat least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 20; very good 29;
excellent 39 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.


DOWN
1 Pungant bulb (6)
2 Card suit (8)
3 Hat type (11)
4 Starts (9)
5 Spotty disease (7)
6 Bolster (10)
7 Twelve inches (4)
10 Bits (6)
11 Partol a
golf course (7)
12 Divulge (6)
19 Male relatives (7)
21 Cul-de-sac (4,3)
24 Crabby (3-8)
26 Australian state (10)
28 Shilly-shallies (9)
29 Bring to maturity (7)
30 Yellow-belly (6)
32 Perforated
pan (8)
33 Rider's seat(6).
34 Try (7)
38 Solution (6)
40 Blood
vessel (4)


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against any black defence (by
Johannes Hane). Yes, White is
two rooks up against a lone king
which is vulnerably placed near
the board edge. Mate in three is
not so simple, though, so here's
a due. Black appears to threaten
Kxa8 capturing a rook, but this is
harmless if White moves his
front rook along the al-hl rank,
for example 1 Rhl Kxa8? 2 Kb6
Kb8 3 Rh8 mate. So it's easy?
No, the real difficulty occurs
when White performs his
horizontal sidestep from al and
Black counters by running his
king to c7 or c6..OK, let's stop
that resource by 1 Rcl and now
the black king really must
capture at a8. But 1 Rd Kxa8 2
Kb6 Kb8 3 Rc8+ no longer
works because of Kxc8. Which is


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SEPTEMBER 1

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
When someone younger than you-,
offers advice, take it. Just because
you're older doesn't necessarily
make you wiser. Benefit from the
experiences of this other person.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
A big moneymaking opportunity
comes your way. You may need to
ask family for h loan to help you get
involved in this investment. Not
everyone will be receptive.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Make the most of a meeting with an
old friend, Gemini. You haven't seen
this person in a while, and you
should make up for lost time. Head.
out for a night on the town.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
A financial situation puts you in the
red for a few days, Cancer, until
your next paycheck clears. You
must be a bit more careful with your
money for the next week.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
That difficult situation at work has .
blown over, Leo, leaving you in the',
clear to resume your previous'
duties without distraction. Enjoy
the minor victory.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You've finally seen a light at the
end of the tunnel, Virgo. Enjoy the
the newfound positive attitude:
Apply it to all areas of your life for
maximum benefit.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
There are changes ahead, Libra.-
Unfortunately, you will not like
them all. Make the most of the posi-
tive aspects and patiently wait for
the negative ones to blow over.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You're looking for a night out with
the guys or gals, Scorpio. Make it
happen now, because in a few
weeks you'll be too busy to spare
any time.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Put your best foot forward when you
meet someone for the first time this
week, Sagittarius. This is your only
chance to make a good impression, so
make it count.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You don't always need to be the cen-
ter of attention, Capricorn. Th6se.
around you are tired of shining the
spotlight solely on you. Give others','
a chance for a change.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
There will be some good news in
store for you this week, Aquarius.
Don't drive yourself mad waiting
for it to arrive. Go about your nor-
mal business.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
There are troubles brewing with a
romantic partner, Pisces. You both just,
can't see eye to eye on anything. It's .
time to move on.


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* VOLLEYBALL order to fit in all the games they will
By KELSIE JOHNSON have missed.
Junior Sports Reporter The NPVA league usually opens in
the second week of August.
THE late start in the season isn't wor- Bain said: "We know that is will be
trying executive members of the New challenging, but the executive members
Providence Volleyball Association are ready. We are in the final phase of
(NPVA). Instead, they are anticipating making preparations, for the opening
the best season ever. games and the remaining schedule for
Newly elected president Glen Bain the league.
said his team of officers are more than "We are still awaiting a few confirma-
happy to 'piggy back' on the success of tion from the teams, we know that there
the Bahamian teams at the recently held are some additions to the league so we
Caribbean Volleyball Championships. are working out the necessary kinks we
It is Bain's belief that the upcoming need to plug them in."
season will re-introduce the sport to for- So far, nine men's teams have con-
mer players and also welcome new inter-, firmed participation while seven wom-
esting players, en's teams have agreed to participate.
The NPVA league is expected to re- Despite the growth in the females divi-
open on September 10th, at the DW sion, top team Scottsdale Vixens are
Davis gymnasium. reassuring the competition that they will
He said: "It is never too late to open be ready to defend their title.
the season. The only reason we are start- Adding to the mix of the team will be
ing this year's season this late is because recent college graduate Krystel Rolle.
we wanted to give the governing body of Although Rolle will bring a much need-
the sport, Bahamas Volleyball Federa- ed boost to the defending champions'
tion, our support. offence, the team has lost some of their
"Now that the championships have players like Davia Moss and Tia Wilson
concluded, we will be moving full steam to college.
ahead with our season." Before the Vixens can charge to the
Admitting that the season will be a top of the listings, the will have to hold
little strenuous on everyone involved, off runners-up Da Basement (women)
Bain said that the team members have and the new team Scotia Bank Spikers.
come to an agreement and have except- On the men's end, defending cham-
ed the challenge. pions Da Basement are hoping to start
Part of the challenge members of the the season the way they ended last
association will face is trying to host year's, with a bang.
more than three games every week. According to' team captain Randy
In the past, the NPVA scheduled three Dorsette, Da Basement's men are con-
games per week on Sunday, Tuesday stantly working out and have dared the
and Thursday. But Bain said that the other male teams to come and dethrone
weekly play will have to be extended in them.


Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that MAUDLINE COOPER, of
CARIB RD. OFF MACKEY ST., P. O. BOX N-44 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 1st day of September, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, JACQUELIN MINNIS,
of No. 30 Ross Corner, P. O. Box N-1552, Nassau, Bahamas
intend to change my name to JOHNATHAN JACQUELIN
MINNIS. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, PO.Box SS-19478, Nassau, Bahamas
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication
of this notice.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, JESTAN SANDS, of
#10 Beachway Drive, intend to change my name to JUSTIN
ESCADA. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, PO.Box SS-19478, Nassau, Bahamas
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication
,of this notice.



Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that FLEURISSAINT MARC, of
ROCK CRUSHER ROAD, 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 glrnted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 30th day of August, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


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Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that SHEKIRA BOOTH, KEY WEST
STREET, P. O. BOX N-6070, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 25th day of
August, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that JOWLE FLEURISTIN, JAMAICA
AVENUE #339, P. O. BOX EE-17835, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 25th day of August, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


* BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
AFTER sitting out of the
Caribbean Amateur Boxing
Championships and the Cen-
tral American and Caribbean
Games, boxer Taureano
'Reno' Johnson's indefinite
suspension by the Amateur
Boxing Association of the
Bahamas has been lifted.
In a letter dated August 8,
Johnson was informed that he
can now enjoy the status that
all other boxers enjoy under
the governance of the associ-
ation.
The letter further wrote that
"the unfortunate circum-
stances" will never again occur
in the future, as they "wel-
comed" him back and
"wished" him success in the
future on the road to the 2008
Olympic Games in Beijing,
China.
However, there was no indi-
cation of whether or not it
means that he will now be
allowed to receive his month-
ly stipend from the Bahamas
Government and whether or
not it will be retroactive to the
time he was suspended in
June.
When contacted on Thurs-


day, Johnson offered his
thanks and appreciation to
God and to the ABAB and
the Bahamian public for their
support.
"The suspension has been
lifted and, even though I am
reinstated, I hope that a hear-
ing will be held so that I can
get the truth of the matter out
in the air," Johnson charged.
He claimed that, during a
meeting with the association
on Tuesday called by secre-
tary general George Turner,
he requested a hearing, but
was informed that there was
no need for a hearing by pres-
ident Wellington Miller.
"That really shocked me. I
was hurt by it because he said
they were finished with it, but
to me that was a slap in the
face," Johnson claimed.
"It's like you lock me up,
throw away the key, find it
again and open the door and
let me out and that's the end
of it. But it hurt because I real-
ly wanted to know why I was
suspended."
Turner said the association
didn't see the need for a hear-
ing because it was specially
,stated during the letter of his
suspension that it was only for
the Caribbean Championships
ahd the CAC Games.


"Once those games were
over, his suspension was
over," Turner stated. "But
that didn't have to be. When:
he was training for the.
Caribbean Championships, a
coach filed a complaint against
him and we asked him to
come in and meet with us and'
he refused to."
Now that the suspension is
lifted, turner said there's no
need for a hearing because
Johnson has served his sus-
pension. But Turner said they
are still working on getting his
stipend from the ministry.
During his suspension,
Johnson,said he's been work-
ing out in his backyard,
Because the gym was closed,
and he's fit and ready to com-
pete again.
He will get that opportunity
to compete in September in
the Dominican Republic in a
tournament where he previ-
ously made history becoming
the first Bahamian to beat a
Russian.
"This is a short time to get'
ready for this tournament, but
I'm going to train hard over
the next month to get myself
ready," he insisted. "As far as
I'm concerned, I'm still train-
ing, but I'm still hurt. Hope-
fully I will get over it."


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* TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
SPRINTER Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie posted her 1-2 punch for
the year at the Zagreb 2006 in Zagreb,
Croatia on Thursday.
As the lone Bahamian competing at
the meet, Ferguson-McKenzie clocked
11.26 seconds to win the women's 100
metres over Kim Gevaert from Bel-
gium (11.31).
About a hour later, Ferguson-
McKenzie came back and finished sec-
ond in the 200 in 22.97. The race was
won by American Stephanie Durst in
22.95.
Bahamas Association of Athletic.
Associations' public relations officer
Ralph McKinney said the perfor-
mances show that Ferguson-McKen-
zie is preparing to finish off the year on
a high note after getting off to a slow
start.
"She's rounding into good shape,"
said McKinney, who noted that he
spoke to Ferguson-McKenzie on
Wednesday and was looking forward to
September.
That's when she's expected to com-
pete in the 4th IAAF World Athletics
Final in Stuttgart, Germany, September
9-10 before she goes to the 10th IAAF
World Cup in Athens, Greece, Sep-
tember 16-17.
'She's really looking forward to
going to the World Cup and competing
in the 4 x 100 relay team knowing that


her mentor will be the coach of the,
team," said McKinney, referring to
Frank 'Pancho' Rahming, one of the
two coaches on the Americas team. .
"I think she's in the shape that she"
wants to be in. But you have to remem-
ber that athletics is a funny sport. One'
year it could be your worst year and the. '
next year, it could be one of your bet.'.
ter years."
Considering that she's making her
comeback after going through surgery
twice last year and getting married in
December, McKinney said,.
Ferguson-McKenzie is quite pleased'
with her progress at this point in the
season.
"Last year she didn't run at all and
this year she's back up in there in the
top ten in the world in both the 100'
and 200," he stressed. "She has nothing
to be ashamed about because she's run-"
ning extremely well."
Ferguson-McKenzie is currently sit-.
ting in sixth place in the 2006 World"
Athletics Tour standings ih.the 100;:
which is headed by Jamaican Sheron
Simpson and fifth in the 200, headed by
Gevaert.
While the World Athletic Final and.
the World Cup are both her priority'
as her season begins to wind down, the
final meet will be the Shmaghai Golden
Grand Prix in Shanghai, China on Sep- -'
tember 23.
But it's not certain yet if she will con-
tinue competing for that long, or she
will shut it down and start preparing for
her off-season for 2007.


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* TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
IT LOOKS like Chris Brown will have to wait another two weeks to make his comeback.
after having another no-show at a meet yesterday.
Brown was expected to compete at the IAAF Grand Prix Zagreb meet, in Zagreb, Croa-
tia, yesterday in the open 400m, but never showed up to the starting line.
Yesterday's meet would have ended a month's drought for Brown, who has been hav-
ing difficulties securing a lane on the track at any meet.
According to Bahamas Association of Athletic Association's (BAAA) public relations
officer, Ralph McKinney, Brown's manager was having a difficult time scheduling him for
competition and, during a conversation with Brown on Wednesday, returning to the track
was his main focus.
Brown's last international appearance was recorded at the opening of the Golden-'
League series a meet held June 2nd in Oslo, Norway.
On the local scene, Brown competed at the BAAA National championships in July, but
not in his specialty, the 400m. At the national championships, Brown competed in the 200m.
Brown's absence has resulted in a drop in the IAAF world ranking listings.
Although he is still ranked in the top ten on the recent listings, posted yesterday by the
international track and field governing body, the lack of competition,saw him drop six spots:
Brown is ranked eight with 1283 points before his drought, he was ranked second behind
current leader Jeremy Wariner. At the last meet Brown competed in, he clocked 44.80 sec-
onds, at the BAAA nationals he opted not to compete in the 400m but in the 200m
instead. His lack of competition has not only affected'his overall ranking but has pulled him.
out of qualification for the IAAF World Athletics Finals.
But it is confirmed that he will be competing at the World Cup in Athletics, set for Sep-
tember 16th-17th.
He will not compete inan individual event, but was selected as one of the alternatives for
the 4x400m relay.




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