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Bermuda readies itself as Florence



expected to become a hurricane


* BERMUDA
Hamilton
PEOPLE across Bermuda
installed storm shutters, hauled
their yachts onto beaches and
boarded up the airport in prepa-
ration for Tropical Storm Flo-
rence, which strengthened Sat-
urday and was expected to
become a hurricane as it nears
the North Atlantic island,
according to Assdciated Press.
Florence, which could
become a hurricane as it moves
over the open Atlantic on Sun-
day, was expected to reach the
tiny British territory Monday,
according to forecasters at the
US National Hurricane Center
in Miami, though it was too ear-
ly to tell whether it will make a
direct hit.


The storm should strengthen
as Florence turns north and
begins to approach Bermuda,
said Stacy Stewart, a senior hur-
ricane specialist at the centre.
"It's probably not going to
become a hurricane tonight, but
it could become a hurricane
tomorrow (Sunday)," he said,
adding that it could be a Cate-
gory 2 hurricane with winds of
96 to 110 mph.
Bermuda has issued a hurri-
cane watch and a tropical storm
warning, and the government
urged its 65,000 residents to
take precautions. Part of
Bermuda's volunteer army has
been mobilised.
"We are asking residents to
please stay home. We are urg-
ing the public's cooperation so
that emergency vehicles will


have free passage on the roads,"
Derrick Burgess, minister of
public safety, told a news con-
ference. "Also, we are discour-
aging the public from sightsee-
ing as this puts everyone at
risk."
The island's only airport,
Bermuda International Airport,
will close at 10pm AST and was
not expected to reopen until
late Tuesday at the earliest, said
acting General Manager Aaron
Adderley. Flights from New
York and Miami scheduled to
arrive late Saturday have been
canceled.
"That will provide our per-
sonnel enough time to secure
the airport and terminal build-
ing," he said.
Ferries stopped running Sat-
urday afternoon and bus ser-


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vice will end Sunday at 1pm.
Authorities have opened a shel-
ter in the island's center, and
the public utility has warned
there may be power .outages
due to the high winds.
Public schools and govern-
ment offices will be closed Mon-
day.
In boatyards and marinas in
Bermuda a wealthy island
chain 640 miles east of the US
coast boat owners dragged
their yachts onto beaches or
secured their moorings.
The Fairmont Hamilton
Princess hotel distributed a dis-
aster plan, which included pro-
visions for evacuation.
Roy Riggio, a 72-year-old res-
ident of New Canaan, Con-
necticut, said he and his wife,
Barbara, arrived in Bermuda
on Friday, "knowing full well
what's in store."
Though other guests at the
Fairmont were leaving, Riggio
said he wanted a "window seat"
at the hotel's restaurant to
watch the storm.

Plans

"I'm not a glutton for punish-
ment, but it's exciting," he said.
Acting Police Commissioner
Roseanda Young said arrange-
ments have been made for
tourists to leave after the air-
port shuts down.
"All tourists have been giv-
en the opportunity to leave.
Those still here have chosen to
stay," she said.
The storm was expected to
veer away from the US coast,
but forecasters said its large size:
could create high surf and rip
currents along the eastern US
coast.
"Those waves will affect a
good portion of the U.S. East
Coast from basically Florida all
the way up to the Cape Cod
area"' starting Sunday through
the early part of next week,
Stewart said. "When those large
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dangerous and potentially dead-
ly rip currents."
Large ocean swells were also
affecting Bermuda, Puerto
Rico, the US Virgin Islands, the
Dominican Republic and Haiti,
the hurricane centre said.
The storm's sustained winds
have slightly weakened to near-
ly 65 mph. Tropical storm force
wind extended up to 345 miles
from Florence's center.
At 8pm EDT, the storm was
centred about 430 miles south
of Bermuda, where it had start-
ed to rain. Florence was moving
northwest at about 13 mph.
Florence follows on the heels
of Ernesto, which was briefly
the season's first hurricane
before weakening and drench-


ing the US East Coast last
week. The storm was blamed
for nine deaths in the United
States and two in Haiti.
Florence developed in the
peak of hurricane season over
warm Atlantic water, the source
of energy for storm develop-
ment this time of year. Fore-
casters said the waters are not
as warm as last year's storm sea-
son, which had a record 28
named storms and 15 hurri-
canes, including Katrina.
The 2006 Atlantic hurricane
season has not been as rough
as feared. The National Hurri-
cane Center lowered its fore-
cast in August to between 12
and-15-pamed storms and seven,
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Venezuela, Guatemala say relations not



affected by competing bids for UN seat


* VENEZUELA
Caracas
VENEZUELA said Saturday
that its relations with
Guatemala have not been hurt
by their competing bids for a
UN Security Council seat and
that it considers Washington to
be its real adversary, according


to Associated Press.
Deputy Foreign Minister
Pavel Rondon reassured his vis-
iting Guatemalan counterpart
Luis Fernando Andrade that
bilateral relations were "in a
phase of intensification" and
remained excellent, the'
Venezuelan government said in
a statement.


Andrade was quoted as shar-
ing those views and saying his
country saw Venezuela as "a
friend, an ally for the ideals of
Latin American integration."
The US government, which
has long been at odds with Pres-
ident Hugo Chavez's adminis-
tration, has sought to block
Venezuela's quest for a region-


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"It is the United States that
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opponent to Venezuela's aspi-
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If Latin American and
Caribbean countries fail to
reach a consensus by Oct. 16,
the issue will be decided by a
secret vote in the UN's 192-


member General Assembly.
Venezuela and Guatemala
both pledged to respect the
results of the race, the state-
ment said.
Chavez later Saturday said
the League of Arab Nations has
decided unanimously to back
Venezuela for the spot.
"The Arab League in full has
voted to support Venezuela so
that it can represent the dignity


... of people abused by the '
world," he said during a cam-
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weeks that a growing list of
countries are supporting his
government's "anti-imperialist"
bid for a UN seat, including
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* HAVANA
CUBA'S Foreign Minister
said Sunday he could not con-
firm Fidel Castro will host a din-
ner for visiting leaders as noted
in a schedule released earlier in
the day, raising new doubts over
whether the ailing leader will
participate in this week's Non-
aligned Movement summit,
accordingto Associated Press.
If Castro did host the dinner
on Friday as listed in the sched-
ule, it would mark his first pub-
lic appearance since his surgery
more than a month ago.
The mention of a dinner by
Castro for visiting dignitaries in
the schedule sent. to interna-
tional media-Sunday morning
initially seemed to end specu-
lation over whether he will
make any appearance at the
gathering that opens Monday.
But Foreign Minister Felipe
Perez Roque's refusal to con-
firm that, and his subsequent
comments, cast nen doubt-
about Castro would pariiirpate.
"Fidel is recovering satisfac-
torily, the worst has been left
behind." Perez Roque told a
news conference.
AI cannot yet confirm his pres-
ence at the dinner," Perez Roque
said. "I can confirm that the head
of the Cuban delegation at that.
moment will be offering those.
dignitaries that dinner.
'If Fidel is not there, then
Raul will act as host at the din-
ner." the foreign minister added,
referrmnn to the 80-sear-old lead-
er's brother, Defense Minister
Ratl Castro, 75, who is acting
as Cuba's provisional leader
while he recovers from surgery.
"Logically, the physical
absence of Fidel in all of the
summit work constitutes a
notable loss," Perez Roque said.
'"All of us would like him to'
Head the delegation and be
therd all the time. If that does
not occur, we have made great
preparations under his personal
direction."
After the news conference, a
difference version of the Non-
aligned schedule was sent to
international journalists per-
manently accredited in Cuba,
with a note saying it was the
validd' version. Although the.
Fridaymnight dinner was still list-
ed, any mention of Castro host-
ing it lad been removed.
Fidel Castro announced Jul\
31 he had undergone emer-
gency surgery for an undis-
closed intestinal ailment and
provisionally handed over pow-
er asCuba's president and
Communist Party head to his
brotherlRaul.
Ddzeis of heads of state and
government are expected for
the summit starting Monday in
Havana, during which Malaysia
will turn over the chairmanship
of the movement to Cuba for
the next three years.
The nature of Castro's
surgery and his specific ailment
have beep treated as a state
secret, although photographs
and statements from him have
been released.
Earlier in the week, Castro
said in a statement published in
state media he would be able
to meet with some visiting dig-
nitaries, but gave the sense that
those meetings would be small
and private.
Since falling ill in late July,
Castro has met privately three
times with his good friend and
key political ally Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez, and
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to provide services to clear the airfield and establish grassy
areas.


Interested firms may collect bid packages from the
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hours commencing Tuesday, September 5, 2006 through
Friday, September 8, 2006.


A site inspection has been arranged for 9 am on Friday,
September 8,2006. Those persons interested in attending
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Bids are to be returned by 4 pm on Friday, September
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Banco Boavista Interatlntico S.A.

Member Company of Bradesco Group
Federal Register of Legal Entities n 33.485.541/0001-06
Headquarters: Cidade de Deus Vila Yara Osasco Sio Paulo Brazil
(A translation of the original in Portuguese, as published in Brazil, containing financial statements prepared in accordance
with accounting practices adopted in Brazil).


COTNE Noestote innca Satmnt:o Dcmbr 1 2005and 004


Renegotiated operations are maintained with a classification equal to their prior rating. Renegotiated operations, already written
off against the allowance and which are recorded in memorandum accounts are classified at "H" level and any gains derived from
their renegotiation are recognized as revenue only when Ihey are effectively received.
The allowance for loan losses is recorded at an amount considered sufficient to cover estimated losses and considers BACEN
requirements and instructions, as well as Management's appraisal of the related credit risks.
e) Income tax and social contribution (asset and liability)
The provision for federal income tax is calculated at the standard rate of 15% of taxable income, plus an additional rate of 10% for
income over established limits. The provision for social contribution is recorded at the rate of 9%' of pre-tax income. Provisions
were recorded for other taxes and social contributions in accordance with specific applicable legislation.
Deferred tax assets on temporary additions are realized upon use and/or reversal of the corresponding provisions on which they
were recorded. The deferred tax assets on tax loss and negative basis of social contribution will be realized according to the
generation of taxable income.
f) Investments
Significant investments in subsidiary and associated company are recorded on the equity method. The financial statements of the
foreign branch are adjusted to comply with the accounting practices adopted in Brazil, translated into reais and their related effects
recognized in income for the period.
The exchange membership certificates of CETIP Custody and Financial Settleme't Chamber were recorded at their unaudited
net book values, informed by the CETIP, and fiscal incentives and other investments were recorded at cost, less the provision for
loss, where applicable.
g) Other assets and liabilities
The assets were stated at their realizable amounts, including, where applicable, related income and monetary and exchange
variations (on a daily pro rata basis), less a provision for loss, when deemed appropriate. The liabilities include known or estimated
amounts, plus related charges and monetary and exchange variations (on a daily pro rata basis).


4) INTERBANK INVESTMENTS
a) Maturities


Open market investment:
Bank position ............................................... .......
Treasury financial notes ............................... ..... .............. ...............
Interbank deposits investments.......................................
Total in 2005.......................................... .................... ......
Total in 2004 ....................................... ......... ....................... ....
b) Income from interbank investments
Classified in the statement of income as result of operations with securities.


: : '... On December31-R $thousand


1to30dsay Toal
1,918 1.918
1.918 1.918
S 87,6822 867,622
89,540 8e,540
3,320 3,20


Years ended on December 31 R$ thousand
2005 2004
Income from purchase and sale commitments investments:
Bank position ... ............ ..................... ............... ...... ......................... 527 1,634
Subtotal ...................................... .... ...... ...... ........................ 1 34
Income from interbank deposits investments ........................................... 3,945 1,301
Total ......................................... 4,472 2935
5) SECURITIES AND DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
On December 31,2005 Banco Boavista InteratlAntico S.A. did not have operationswith securities. On December31,2004 the balance
was R$595,854 thousand.
Banco Boavista Inleratlantico S.A. did not have position of derivative financial instruments on December 31, 2005 and 2004.


6) CREDIT OPERATIONS
a) Total composition of the portfolios and maturity
On December 31 R$ thousand
Normal Course


Loans .....................................................................................
Other receivables (1) ................ ...... .. ............................
Total credit operations........................................ .........
Sureties and guarantees (2 ..............................................
Total in 2005 ...................................................................
Total in 2004 ..................................... .......... .............


1 to 30
days
894
961
1,855

1,855
1,470


31to60 61to90
days days
314 314

314 314

314 314
1,280 22,070


91to180
days
20,223

20,223

20,223
2,589


181a360 Over360
days days
2,072 15,234
431 1:724
2,503 16,958
29.977
2,503 46,935
4,860 58,748


Total in Total in
2005 (A) % 2004(A) %_
39,051 54.13 56,226 61.78
3,116 4.32 6,974 7.66
42,167 58.45 63202 89.44
29,977 41.55 27,815 30.56
72,144 100.00
91,017 100.00
On December 31 R$ thousand


Abnormal Course


Pnst dhe installmAnts


Overall total


1 to30 31 to60 61 to90 91 to 180
days days days days
Loans .................................. .................. .. 17 8 8 33
Other receivables (1).................................... 272 -
Total credit operations ................................ 289 8 8 33
Sureties and guarantees (2) ....................:.... -
Total in 2005 ................................................. 289 8 8 33
Totalin2004............................................. 1,125 8 8 33
S(1) Other receivables comprise receivables on purchase of assets and credit instruments receivable: and
(2) Amount recorded in memorandum account.
b) By type and risk levels


181 a 360
days
156

156

156
216


Total in Total in Total in Total in
2005 (B) % 2004 (B) % 2005 (A+B) % 2004 (A+B) %
222 44.94 282 20.29 39,273 54.07 56510 61.15
272 55.06 1,108 79.71 3,388 4.66 8,02 8.75, :
494 100.00 1,390 42,661 58.73 64,592 69.90-
,297 41.27 27,815 30.10
494 72,638 100.00
1,390 100.00 9,407 100.00
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On Decernber 31 R$ thousand
RISK LEVELS


AA A B C D E


Total in Total in
F G H H 20056 ',.: : .; 2004 %


Loans .................... ....................... ..... ..
Other receivables ..........................................
Total in 2005 ..................................... ..
% .............:..................................................
Total in 2004 ...............................................
% ...........................:. ..... t ...........................
c) Concentration of credit operations and other receivables


19.063

19,063
44.68
21,302
3298


9.351
14
9,365
21.95
20.188
31.26


On December 31 RS thousand


8.-..S -, C ; ........ 2005 .... ......% a,.:-:n -. 2004.:,-. --; %
La borrower ... ....... 19,063 21,302 23.05
La rg,:"' ..:.. ..... ..... ......... W' :..................
,, Ten largest borrowers ......................... ............. .. 42.572 9.79 63,36868.57
Twenty largest borrowers ........................................... 42.661 10000 64541 69.84
O their borrowers .............................................. .............. 27.866 30.16
d) Economic activity sector .
On December31 RS thousand
2005% 2004 %


Private sector
Financial intermediaries ...... .............. ................ ..
Manufacturing ...................... ........... ........... .....
Agriculture. livestock raising. fishing, forest development
and management ..........................................
Services ............ ................ ............................ ....
Individuals ......................................................... ...
Commerce ......... .............. .......... .. ....
Total ...... .................. ................ .. ......... .....
e) Composition of credit operations and allowance for loan losses


19.063
19.988


2,425
940
245
42,661


44.69
46.85


5.68
2.20
0.58
100.00


21.302
20.894

13,386
7.034
1.183
793
64,592


32.98
32.35

20.72
10.89
1.83
1.23
100.00


On December 31 RS thousand
Portfolio balance


Risk
Level
AA
A
B
C
Subtotal ..................
D
H
Subtotal ........................
Total in 2005 .i.................

Total in 2004
% ............. ....... .................


Course
Normal Abnormal
past due Total


19.063
9.365
2.203
94
30,725
967


10.475 49
1,442 49
42,167 49
98.84 1.1
63,202 1.39
97.85' 2.1


19.063
-. 9.365
2.203
94,
30,725
967
94 10.969
4 11,936
94 42,661
16 100.00
90 64,592'
15 100.00


Provision
% Specific Generic Existing


44.68
21.95
5.16
0.23
72.02
2.27
25.71
27.98
100.00

100.00


47
22

72
97
10475
10,572
10,644
95.56
1368
9079


47
22
3
72
S'97
10,969
11,066
11,138.
100.00
15,072
100.00


f) Movement of allowance for loan losses


Accumulated on December 31 R$ thousand'
2005 2004


Initial balance ..................................... .15,072
R eve rsa l ....... ................. ................ .................. ....... ....... .......... .. (3 ,934 )(
W rite-offs f ... ........... .. .... .... ............................. ........... -
Final balance ...:..................................... .................................... .. 11,138
Specific provision (1) ................................................................. ....... 494
Generic provision (2) .:.......1:................................ .... .......... 10.644
Operations recovered in the year (3) ...................... ................. ..... 8241
Operations renegotiated in the year (3) ......................................... -
(1) For operations which present past due installments more than 14 days:
(2) Recorded based on the customer/transaction classification and accordingly not included in the preceding item; and
(3) Recorded in credit operations revenues, as established in the BACEN rules and instructions.
7) OTHER RECEIVABLES SUNDRY


Receivables (Note 19a) ........... ............... ...... ...... ............. .. .............
Deferred tax assets (Note 18c) ......................... ....... .........................................
Deposits for other resources interposition .............................. ..................:........
Deposits for tax resources interposition ...................... ........ ................ ....
Recoverable taxes and contributions ...................... ............................
Paym ents to refund .......................... ...... ...... .. ... ............. ............ .
Receivables on purchase of assets ...... .. ..........
O il er ............... .......... ........ ... ... . ... .. ... ... ...... ..
Total ............... .......... ... ...... :.........


63.765
17.042)
:31.651)
.15,072
1,388
13.684
20,193
13,559


On December 31 RS thousand
2005 2004
153.283 177,954
43,548 54.827
20.941 8,575
20.187 20.187
1'4.747 11.929
5.232 5.657
3.388 8.077
223 365
261,549 287.571


805
967
2.27
1,058
1.64


S- 10.697 39,273 92.06 56,510 87.49
S- .- 272 3,388 7.94 8,062 12.51 :
10,969 42,661 100.00
25.71 10000
S3 14,780 64,592 64,52 10000
S- 22.88 100.00
8) INVESTMENTS
c 'Adjustments resulting (rpm evaluation by the equity accounting method of investments were recorded in income accounts under
"Equityln the.earnings-of subsidiary and associated company".
On D-emMor 11 .- R Ihnouand


A s Quantity of Percen- Adjusted Evaluation
Adjusted stocks/quotasheld tage t Book value adeten
Companies Capil stock- n thousands) owner- adu ent
stock holders' incomee ___
equity common Quotas shi (loss) 20 2004 2005 200
stocks capital l (loss) 20105
Boavista Banking
Limited (1)........ 305,744 1,127 1,311
Cia. Securitizadora
de Credilos Finan-
ceiros Rubi (2) (3)
(4) (5)............... 589.831 796,785 29,841 10.726% 159,886 85,463 146.785 -
Embauba Holdings .
Ltda (4) (5) ...:.. -772.027 778,493 710.070 91.975% 8.480 716,019 7,801 -
Other investments 1.251 27 59 15
Exchangevariation-
Branches and
foreign subsidiary (32,482) (18,795)
Total ... ........... 802,733 305,771 123,290 (17,469

SI) The Cc.Tmpjry end.i i: 31Wl actliini n Mairh 2005 and ili operations were translerred to Banco Boavista S.A Grand Cayman
Branch and the 2,849 thousand stocks offered in guarantee of litigations were replaced for stocks ofCia. Securitizadora de:
Credits Financeiros Rubi;
(2) On March 16 2005. the stocks of Cia. Securitizadora de Credilos Financeiios Rubi were merged by Banco Boavista '
Interatlantico S.A.. starting to be a wholly-owned subsidiary;'
(3) Out of the total of stocks held, 29.815 thousand were offered in guarantee of litigations;
(4) Data related io December 31. 2005;
(5) On December 31,2005 Bancd Boavista increased the capital of the company Embauba Holdings Ltda. with checking of assets
represented by the investment in Cia. Securitizadora de Cr4ditos Financeiros Rubi; and
(6) A31u- Irr eie ultr'.a ir.,.r e I' ,l,. n II c.n:i.de Is ire re iuils Oetermrnea by Ine companies Irom the acquiSilton and includes
equlllv 3i3:. rl ..I .re .r,...-see 1 noI ai3isr.g lion', Ihe result as well as ailusTmenls loi equaliiation of accounting principles
wnwee appi : ci.le '
b) Other investments
Onr Decemtber 31- R$ thousand
2005 2004
Investments for tax incentives .................................. .... ... .......... 14.559 14,559
Equity securities .................................... ................. . ....... 280 261
S Other investments .:...... ............ .... .............. ...... 12.521 12,521
Subtotal ...... ................................. .......... ........ ............ 27,60 27,341
Allowance for losses with investments for tax incentive ........................... (10,531) (10,531)
Allowance for losses in other investments ........................ ............. .. (11,267) (11,267)
Subtotal ... .... ....................... .................................. ...... (21,796) (21,7 )
Total ...... .... ........................................................... ... ........... 5,562 5543
9) CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
The legal status of the Bank comprises various proceedings of civil and tax nature, to which provisions for tax contingencies at the
amount of R$76,067 thousand (2004 R$87,306 thousand) were recognized, which are recorded in the account Other liabilities taxes
and social security contributions (Note 10a), and civil at the amount of R$12,876 thousand (2004 R$13,103 thousand), which are
recorded in Other liabilities- sundry (Note 10b). The provisions for contingencies are periodically reviewed by management and take
into consideration, amongst other factors, the stage of the proceedings. the contractual guarantees resulting from change of ownership,
and the opinion of the internal and external attomeys and are considered by management as sufficient to cover possible losses that the
Bank may incur.
10) OTHER LIABILITIES
a) Taxes and social security contributions


On December 31-R$ thousand .


Taxes and contributions payable (Note 19a) .......................... .. ...........
Taxes and contribution on salaries ..................................................... ...........
Taxes and contributions on profits .............................. ....... ....................
Deferred taxes and contributions .................................. ....................
Taxes and contributions on payable profits ...... ..........................................
O th e r .................................... ....................................... .. ....... .................. ..
Total .............. ... ..... ..... .......... ....... . :... ..... .......................... I ...... ......


2006 2004
175.492 175,035
36.181 36,181
27.530 39,195
436
79 4.688
12.356 11,930
252,074 267,029


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b) Sundry


Provision for contingent liabilities civil (Note 9) ..............................................
Sundry creditors country ...................................... .............................
,Allowance for payments to make ................. ............... .....
' Obligations for acquisition of assets and rights ............................. ...........
Total ..................................................... ..... .................


On December 31 R$ thousand
2005 2004
12,877 13.103
1 288
39
1 21
12879 13,451


11) STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
a) Capital stock
The Capital stock, fully subscribed and paid-up, is represented by 1,808,996,092 non-par registered, book-entry common stocks.
b) Movement of capital stock


Quantity on December 1,2003 ................................. ........
Stock cancellation/capital stock reduction (1) .........................................
Capital increase (2) .................................. ..............
Quantity on December 31,2004 ...................................................
Capital increase by merger of Rubi's stocks (3) ......................................
Capital increase with issuance of stocks (4) ...........................................
Quantity on December 31, 2005....................................................


Common stocks R$ thousand
1,678,389,573 164,074,,
(1,356,818,369)' (49,000)
S26
321,571,204 115,100
1,474,354,493 652,889
13,070,395 6,460
1,806,996,092 774,449


(1) As part of the corporate restructuring implanted in the Organization, in January 2004, an Instrument of Protocol and Justification
of Partial Spin-off amongst Banco Boavista Interatlntico S.A., Banco BCN S.A. and Banco Finasa S.A. was entered into, with
the purpose of partial spin-off of the stockholders' equity of Banco Boavista Interatllntico S.A. and incorporation of the installments
split by Banco BCN S.A. and Banco Finasa S.A., resolved by the companies' stockholders, at Extraordinary General Meetings
held on January 30, 2004.
The installment split was evaluated pursuant to the accounting criterion, makingg as basis the accounting balance as of
December 31, 2003. Dueto thisoperation, there wasadecrease in the Stockholders' Equity and Capital Stock of Banco Boavista
InteratlAntico S.A. at the amount of R$507,868 thousand and R$49,000 thousand, respectively, and cancellation of 1,356,818,369
non-par registered, book-entry common stocks.
(2) At the Extraordinary General Meeting as of March 31,2004, a capital increase by R$26 thousand was resolved, by means of
the capitalization of part of the balance.of the account profit reserves, increasing it from R$115,074 thousand to R$115,100
thousand. This operation was ratified by BACEN on June 18, 2004.
(3) At the Extraordinary General Meeting as of March 16, 2005, the merger of shares issued by Companhia Securitizadora de
Creditos Financeiros Rubi was approved, using as basis the specific Balance Sheets drawn upon 2.28.2005 by the companies
involved, with theconsequent capital increaseat theamount of R$652,889withthe issuanceof 1,474,354,493 non-par registered,
book-entry common stocks. The operation was Submittedto the approvalof BACEN and ratifiedpn 7.18.2005.
(4) A Capital Stock increase of R$6.460 thousand with the issuance of 13,070.395 common stocks was resolved, using resources
of part of the dividends for the year of 2004. Awaiting ratification of BACEN.
c) Interest on own capital and/or dividends
In compliance with statutory provision, the stockholders are ensured with dividends and/or interest on own capital, which added
up correspond, at least, to 30% of the net income for the year, adjusted under the terms of the corporate law. Dividends relating to
the year were provisioned, at the amount of R$36;422 thousand (2004- R$6.461 thousand), presented in Other Liabilities Social
andStatutory.


12) ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES .



Specialized technical services .................... ......... ... ... ...............
Advenising ..
Financial system services
-Third-party services ........... ........... ...........
S Communication ...... ................ ...... ................. .. ..............
Travel in the country ........................................................ ................


; rlu ..l..K.l.t ..............................................................................................
Rent ..... ................. .. ........................................................ ..........
Do tion s .........................................................................................


Total .................. ...........................................................................
13) TAX EXPENSES



Taxes and lees
Coninoution to COFINS
Expenses witn CPM F.................. ................ ........... ..........
SContribution to PIS/PASEP ............:.....................................................
Total .............................................................
14) OTHER OPERATING INCOME


Repayment of amounts ............................................... ... .............
Restatement of amounts receivable ................. ..................... .......
Reversal of provisions............. .................. ........................ .......
O their .. .... ................... ................... ..............................
Total ..;................................... ........... ...............

15) OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES



Discounts granted in negotiations.......................... .............
Restatement of taxes and contributions :........,::.:..........; .... ...
Monetary variation on civil contingencies ...................................................
O their ...... ........................ ...................................... ....... .......... .......
Total .:.................. .............. ............. ......... .
16) NON-OPERATING INCOME



Reveisal of piovisior. lo epreciatiun 0i otire amounts and assels
Losses ,n ,nveslmenli for lax inceri les
Loss in the disposal of amounts and assets, .. ;.....:................................
R ent income e .............................. .......... ....... ....... ... ..... .................
Other ................... ............... .. ............. ..................
ST o ta l........ ....................... ............................................................................


Years ended on December 31 R$ thousand
2005 2004
3,996 2,959
310 122
206 218
158 433
S120 .19
70 21.
41 7,206
33
3,250
242 1,168
5,176 '15,96


Years ended on December 31 R$ thousand
20065'. '- 2004
371 137
S ......... 285 .-.. 3,068
47 1,354
46 498
749 5,057

SYears ended on December 31 R$ thousand


- 2006--0-,


S2005 20, 2004
17,848
2,481 10.370
1-' 6,340
.1,257 3,722
3,'38' 38,280


Years ended on Decerber 31 BS thousand
2065 2004
.'7.147 6,177
2,488 .. 3800
. 76 -- 571
114 182
9,825 10,730


Years ended on December 31 R$ thousand
2005 2004
1,380 395
(4,310)
(777) (217)
28 400
118 2,242
749 (1,490)


17) TRANSACTIONS WITH PARENT COMPANY AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES
Transactions with the parent company and associated companies were made in conditions and rates compatible with the averages
practiced with third parties, effective on the dales of the operations.
On December 31 R$ thousand


Assets Revenues
(liabilities) (expenses)


Cash equivalents:
Banco Bradesco S.A. -overseas .............................. ..........
Interbank deposits investments (a):
Banco Bradesco S.A. ............................... ....
Interbank deposits funding (a):
Banco Bradesco S,A. ......................................... .. ...............
Boavista Banking Limited .................................. ............
Banco Bradesco Argentina .............................................
Banco BEM S.A. ......................................................... ....
Open market investments (b):
Banco Bradesco S.A .................................. ............
Open market funding (b):
Banco Bradesco S.A .................................... ..............
Banco Alvorada S.A: .................................... ................
Pre-export operations (c):
Banco Bradesco S.A. ......................... .. .........................
Dividends:
Banco Bradesco S.A. ....................................................
Embauba Holdings Ltda. ...............................................
Cia. Securitizadora de Cr6ditos Financeiros Rubi .................
Cia. Brasileiri de Meios de Pagamento VISANET ..............
Securities (d):
Banco Bradesco S.A. ........................... .......
Services provided:
Boavista Banking Limited ...............:..........................
Banco Bradesco S.A. ...........................................


695

87,622


1,918



19,054

(36,422)
1,852
4,143
10


3,876


2004
Assets Revenues
(liabilities) (expenses)

1,245

1252


(26,472) (539,733) (52,262)
(1,373) (272,680) (2,731)
(12)
(32) -

527 3,320 1,634
(2,732)
(137)

646 21,294 385

(6,461)-


1 -


19,179 505,991


74,994


(a) Short-term inlerbank investments interbank deposits of related companies at CDI rate (Interbank Deposit Certificate);
(b) Repurchases and/or resales to settle, of purchase and sale commitments, guaranteed by government securities, with rates
equivalent to overnight rates;
(c) Foreign credit lines for export financing in Brazil, with charges equivalent to the exchange variation and interest practiced in the
international market; and
(d) Investments in foreign securities Fixed Rate EuroNotes and Brazilian Govern Debt, subject to exchange vacations and carrying
interest at rates used for securities placed in the international market;
18) INCOME TAX AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION
a) Calculation of income tax and social contribution charges
Years ended on December 31 R$ thousand


Income before income tax and social contribution................................
Composite income tax and social contribution at the statutory rates of 25%
and 9% respectively ................................. ..... ........................
Effect of additions and exclusions on tax calculation:
Equity in the earnings of subsidiary and associated companies,.............
Non-deductible expenses, net of non-taxable income ...............................
O their am ounts ....... .. ....................... ...... .....................
Income tax and social contribution for the year ................................
b) Composition of the result account of income tax and social contribution


Deferred taxes
Amount recorded/(realized) for the year on temporary additions (1) ........
Amount recorded in the period on:
Negative basis of social contribution ....................................................
Tax loss ..............................:............ ........ ................ .... ..........
Subtotal ......................... ...... ................ ........................... ....
Currenttaxes
Income tax and social contribution payable ...........................................
Income tax and social contribution for the year .....:....................
(1) Net movement of taxes Assets and Liabilities.
c) Statement of deferred income tax and social contribution assets


2005 2 4
132,952 49,177


(45,204)

41,919
(1,894)
23
(5,156)


(16,720)

(5,939)
(5,804)
1,955
(26,508)


Years ended on December 31 R$ thousand
2005 2004


(14,225)

780
2166
(11,279)

6,123
(5,156)


p566)


(3,566)

(22,942)
(26,508)


R$thousand
Balance on Amount Amount Balance on
12.31.2004 recorded realized 12.312005


:d)


Provision for loan losses 1
Provision for civil contingencies ........... ........................
Provision fortax contingencies ..... .....................
Allowance for mark-to-market of securities and investments
Provision for loss on non-operating assets ....................


14,189
4,456
27,597
1,202
838


2 9,825
78
15 3,966
- 571


urm er ................................... ................................. ......, -
Total deferred tax assets on temporary differences ... 54,827 227 14,452
Tax loss and negative basis of social contribution .......... 2,946
Total deferred tax assets (N6te 7) ........................... 54,827 3,173 14452
Expected realization of deferred tax assets on temporary differences, tax loss and negative basis of social contribution


4,446
4,37*8
23,77#
1,202
257.
6533
40,602
2,946
43548


SOn December 31, 2005- R$thousand
Tax loss and
Temporary differences negative basis
Social Social
Income tax contribution Incometax contribution Total
2006 ..................:......... .............. 5,992 2,333 2,166 780 11,271
2007 .... ...........................:........... 11.740 3,679 15,419
200 ..................... ....: ..... ... 12,371 4,487 .- 1m6,8
Total 30,103 10.499 2.166 780 43,548
Prolecied leaizzal~on of deterred lax assets is estwrralea ana not directly rebate .. rpeie tr ook income
e) The present value of.deferred tax assets, calculated based on the average rate of funding practiced by Bradesco Organization, net
of taxeffects, amountsto R$39,086 thousand (2004 R$49,261 thousand), R$36,417 thousand (2004 -R$49,261 thousand) of which
are temporary differences and RS2.669 thousand are tax loss and negative basis of social contribution.
19) OTHER INFORMATION
By means of the Private Instrument of Business Integration Commitment Agreement and Other Agreements, as of July 7,2000, entered
into with Bpnco Bradesco S.A., the ex-controlling companies judged convenient the exercise of the option to adhere to PAES, aiming at the
payment ininstallments of tax and social security debts with the Government, guaranteed by them, which were questioned in management
and legal spheres, at the amount of R$165,340thousahd, in compliance with the permission instituted by Law 10.684, asof May 30, 2003.
Pursuant to the referred legislation, the amounts purpose of the payment in installments will be discharged at the minimum term of 120
months and maximum term of 180 months, duly restated by the long-term interest rate (TJLP).
The restated amounts relating to the tax liabilities at the amount of R$175,481 thousand and the respect right to receive from
ex-controlling companies at the amount of R$150,400 thousand, by means of the aforementioned instrument are, respectively, recorded
in other liabilities tax and social security contributions (Note 10a) and other receivables sundry (Note 7).


iOsasco; SR JanuarY 30, 2006. I To


Chief Executive Officer
Marcio Artur Laureili Cypriano


Officers
D4cioTenerello:
Laercio Albino Cezar
Arnaldo Alves Vieira
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi
SrgioSocha
Julio de Stqueira Carvatho de Araujo
Milton Almicar Silva Vargas
Josd LuizAcar Pedro
Norberto Pinto Barbedo


Adelmo Agnelli Neto
Accountant-TC- CRC 1 SP090360/O-1


The Stockholders and Officers of
BBanco Boavista Interatl&ntico S.A.
Osasco- SP


We have examined the balance sheets of Banco Boavista Interatlantico S.A. drawn up on December 31, 2005 and 2004 and the related statements of income, statements of changes in
stockholders' equity and statements of changes in financial position, corresponding tb theyeats then ended, prepared under the responsibility of its management. Our responsibility is to
express an opinion about these financial statements.

Our exams were carried out in accordance with the audit rules applicable in Brazil and comprised: (a) the planning of the works, considering the relevance of the balances, the volume of
transactions and the Bank's accounting and internal controls systems; (b) the verification,based on tests, of evidences and the registrations that support the amounts and the accounting
information disclosed; and (c) the evaluation of the most representative accounting practices and estimates adopted by the Bank's management, as well as the presentation of the financial
statements taken as a whole.

In ouropinion, the financial statements referred to above fairly represent, in all material aspects, the equity and financial position of Banco Boavista Interatlantico S.A. on December31,2005
and 2004, the results of its operations, he changesof itsstockholders'equityand thechanges in its financial position, corresponding to the years then ended, pursuant totheaccounting practices
adopted in Brazil.

February 10,2006


KPMG Auditores Independentes
CRC2SP014428/O-6


Cludio Rogdtio Sert6rio
Accountant CRC 1SP2120590-0


Banco Boavista Interatlantico S.A.

Member Company of Bradesco Group
Federal Register of Legal Entities no 33.485.541/0001-06
Headquarters: Cidade de Deus -Vila Yara Osasco So Paulo-.Brazil
(A translation of the original in Portuguese, as published in Brazil, containing financial statements prepared in accordance
with accounting practices adopted in Brazil).


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PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT

Manager I (Human Resources)
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Human Resources Manager I,
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Public Hospitals Authority.
Applicants must possess the following qualifications:-
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Human Resources or
equivalent qualification (a Masters degree would be an advantage); and at least five (5) years relevant
experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer skills are essential.
Job summary
Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Human Resources Department including planning,
organizing, coordination and delegating duties; the supervision of the staff of the Human Resources
Department; the coordination of the activities and assisting with the training, education and development
of the Human Resources Department staff.
Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Coordinates the development of Human Resources policies, procedures and practices in the hospital
and assists Corporate Office with policy development.
2. Prepares the Human Resources component of the Personnel Emoluments Budget.
3. Prepares the Human Resources Department budget.
4. Develops general quality standards for the Human Resources units.
5. Identifies and analyses Human Resources problems and recommend/implement solutions.
6. Develops and implements Human Resources and related training programs for relevant staff.
7. Advises and assists with interpretation of Human Resources policies for department heads, Area
Supervisors, Administrative Officers and Human Resources Officers.
8. Assists with the coordination of joint activities of Training and/or Payrolls Departments.
9. Serves as advisor to the Executive Management Committee on Human Resources issues.
10. Develops and designs systems and surveys to ensure a proactive approach to the Management of
Human Resources.
11. Interacts and assists in Labour Relations and Negotiations.
12. Assists Area Supervisors with the recruitment of staff by developing interview formats, serving on the
interview panel, testing and conducting background and reference checks.
13. Develops career paths for new and existing staff in collaboration with Human Resources Officers, Area
Supervisors and Administrative Officers.
Letters of application, resume, documentary evidence of qualifications and three (3) references should be
submitted no later than 18th September, 2006, to the Director of Human Resources, Public Hospitals
Authority, P.O. Box N-8200, or 1st Floor Corporate Office, Dockendale House, West Bay Street. (Serving
officers must submit their application through the Head of Department).



GN397
MINISTRY OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INVESTMENTS,
NOTICE

THE INDUSTRIES ENCOURAGEMENT ACT
(CHAPTER 326)


It is hereby notified pursuant to Section Seven of the Industries Encouragement
Act that the Minister is about to consider whether the following products should
be declared "APPROVED PRODUCTS" for the purposes of that Act.
PRODUCTS RAW MATERIALS TO BE USED IN
MANUFACTURE

Initially Crabs then venture into Natural Vegetation, Coconuts and
Shrimp, Crawfish and Fish Seaweed




It is hereby notified pursuant to Section Five of the Industries Encouragement
Act, Chapter 326, that the Minister is about to consider whether the manufacturer
specified in the first column of the table below should be declared an
"APPROVED MANUFACTURER" in relation to the products specified in the
third column.

MANUFACTURER LOCATION OF PRODUCTS
FACTORY 'PREMISES


Andros Hatcheries Long Bay Initially Crabs then venture
South Andros into Shrimp, Crawfish and
The Bahamas Fish.





Any interested person having any objection to these declarations should
give notice in writing of his objection and of the grounds thereof to the Office of
the Ministry of Financial Services and Investments, before, 15"' day of
September, 2006, by letter addressed to :-


THE PERMANENT SECRETARY
THE MINISTRY OF FINANCIAL SERVICES & INVESTMENTS
P.O. Box N-7770
NASSAU, N. P.,
THE BAHAMAS


Long Island


'on


going under,


FROM page one
The letter was addressed to
Obie Wilchcombe, minister of
tourism; Glenys Hanna-Martin,
minister of transport and avia-
tion; Tyrone Sawyer, tourism's
head of airlift; and Cyril Saun-
ders, at the Department of Civ-
il Aviation.
"We have lost an entire year
of business already," Mr Smith
wrote. "Resorts are shut down
indefinitely, with no hope and
no bookings on the horizon to
open any time soon. We are on
the street with noguests to cater
to, and are wondering where
and when our next dollar will
come.
"Everybody on Long Island is
affected by this from the work-
ers at the resorts to the bonefish
guides, grocery store owners,
taxi drivers and workers from
all types of businesses."
Some eight months after the
Government completed emer-
gency repairs to the Stella Maris
runway, the island was unfor-
tunately "in a much worse situ-
ation than we were before the
airport was repaired".
Mi Smith said: "If this airport
cannot have an immediate open


status, then the Government's
money was just a big waste and
Long Island will not recover."
Mr Smith added that he
recently invested $40,000 into
a new boat to improve his busi-
ness in full expectation that the
airport would have been open
and operational for this season.
He has had to let his two staff
members go, and has no idea
when he will be able to rehire
them.


Crisis


"For me, a small Long Island
man, that is my life savings. My
business simply cannot survive
another season of no income.
It is time for government to stop
pushing papers from one desk
to another, from one depart-
ment to another, while an entire
island is going under," he
added.
Mr Smith said the start of the
new season in October was only-
three weeks away. "We have
no time to waste if we are to
try and salvage this upcoming
season," he added.
He said the residents who
have banded together to form


the Long Island Airport Task
Force are imploring all min-
istries involved in the closure
and re-opening of the Stella
Maris airport to take action
immediately.
"There is no point in spend-
ing millions of dollars in adver-
tising how beautiful our islands
are if one cannot get there," Mr
Smith wrote.
"Flying Bahamasair to Dead-
man's Cay is not a satisfactory
answer. There is little point in
spending $500,000 in repair fees
if the airport is not opened
accordingly to allow scheduled
flights for, at the very least, an
interim period, until the out-
standing issues can be dealt with
in an appropriate time period.
"We have no scheduled
flights into Stella Maris airport
whatsoever to accommodate
tourists, nor Bahamians. No
Bahamasair flights, No com-
muters and a list of approved
private aircraft that are allowed
to land that does not eyen
include the smallest and most
popular single engine being
,used today, the C182.'"
And Mr Smith added: "Us
Bahamians are wondering if
you are fully aware of how dire
our existence is right now? Our
livelihoods are under serious
threat.
"I see and hear resort opera-
tors trying their best to talk to
Government to try and change
our airport status. Now it is also
time for us Bahamians to take -
the initiative and to tell you:
clearly in what kind of predica-
ment the majority of us are in
right now.
"We have accepted the fact
that somebody made a huge
blunder by shutting down the '. -
airport at the start of our high'
season without prior notice and
without proper consideration to
this island's economy, but -we
thank the Government for their
speedy action in repairing the
runway."


0 Bank of The Bahamas

I T E R N A T I O N A L
"A growing and dynamic Bahamian institution"

VACANCY FOR THE POSITION OF:
COLLECTIONS OFFICER EXUMA BRANCH



Core responsibilities:

0 Manage delinquent loan portfolio for the branch.
0 Conduct credit risk assessments.
O Coordinate repossession activities.
0 Make field calls as necessary.
0 Conduct research and prepare report.
0 Liaise with attorneys on legal issues relative to delinquent
accounts.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

0 Associates Degree in relevant area (e.g. Accounting/Business
Administration/Finance).
0 Certificate in Credit and Collections
0 Knowledge of laws governing contracts and properties.
0 Working knowledge of appraisals and land value
0 Excellent oral and written communications skills.
0 Three years banking experience.

Benefits include: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
and qualifications; Group Medical (includes dental and vision) and
life insurance; pension scheme. *

Interested persons should apply no later than September 22nd 2006
to:

The Senior Manager, Human Resources & Training
Bank of The Bahamas International
P.O.Box N-7118
Nassau, Bahamas


verge of


Is seeking qualified and experienced applicants to join its
Title Search Department

Attractive salary and benefits to the successful applicant.
Please address resume and cover letter to:

The Managing Partner
P.O. Box N-272
Nassau, Bahamas
Facsimile (242) 323-0012 or e-mail
info @gtclaw.com
NoTelphone alls willbeaccept


SHEILA CAREY
PERMANENT SECRETARY


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Employer's Addres.-''

Email


Country of Birth


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Have you resided in the Bahamas for more than five years? (If NO please state pre

Have you ever Judged a Junkanoo Parade? (if YES please give years) of parade)


residence)


a. Do you currently participate/rush with any Junkanoo group? If yes, name Group

b. Have you participated/rushed with any Junkanoo Group before If yes, name group

c. Are you an, avid supporter of any Junkanoo Group? If yes, name
group_ '

d. Do you have any relatives and/or close friends who participate with any Junkanoo Group?

If yes name persons and
groups)

e. Do you presently have any personal affiliation wi th ANY Junkanoo Group? (If YES please name the Group.

f. Do you have any religious reason that may prevent you from judging a parade? (If YES please explain)

g. Do you work on Boxing Day and/or New Years? (If YES please state which)


h. Why do you wish to be a judge?


Have you ever participated in any Junkanoo parade(s) before? (If YES, please give the year and name of the group)

Explain how "Integrity",relates to a judge and the parade.


C. Given the above, are you confident that you are able to Judge a parade fairly and in an unbiased manner, based solely on your training and
the presentation and performance of the groups during the parades? Yes or No

Do you see Judging of Junkanoo Parades as a National contribution and civic duty? Yes or No

Do you know of any reason that would disqualify you for being allowed to Judge any parade? Yes or No


D. MEDICAL INFORMATION
Please note this section is for insurance and medical emergency purpose ONLY

Do you have any medical conditions) that might prevent you from judging? (EG: asthma, heart condition, diabetes, hypertension, optical, hearing,
etc.) If'YES please explain and list any medication that you take for that condition.


Are you allergic to any specific medicine? (If yes please list)
I understand that I may be liable to take a medical examination to determine my abilities in areas related to my ability to judge the parade and
agree to the same.

Emergency Contact (LIST 2 PERSONS TO CONTACT IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY)


1. Name


Telephone


2. Name


Telephone


Relationship


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Relationship


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S. Declaration

I, declare that the information I have provided in this application is true and correct. I further agree that I am of
sound mind and body and pledge to be sober during the parade and to abide by all of the rules, regulations and
assignments set forth by JCNP or its assigns. I further understand and accept the full responsibility for the
... completeness and accuracy of the information that I have herein provided, and accept full and complete
responsibility for the same. If any of the information is found to be false and or misleading, either prior
during or after a parade that I have Judged, I render my self incapable of judging again in the future,
and agree to stand liable for any such act, and that any and all scores tendered by me will be discarded.-


PASSTE
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APPLICANT SIGANTURE


LIP.TE


Completed applications should be submitted to the
MIVinistry of Culture, IVIorro Castle on or before Friday, September 22, 2006
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Nationality


Age


Profession


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Land policy changes may




put 'economy into tailspin'


and Bahamians.
Without the current level of
foreign demand for Bahamian
real estate, the Bahamas Realty
chief warned that both Bahami-
an and foreign sellers of real
estate would have to either
reduce their asking prices or
choose to retain their assets.


Qualified and Interested persons
are invited to apply for the

Position of Office

Manager

At a growing medical practice

Knowledge Will Be An Asset

Please fax resumes to 326-8672

Resumes will be accepted until
September 30th







PROGRESSIVE SERVICE ORIENTED
COMPANY LOOKING FOR A FEW
GOOD PEOPLE

DIESEL MECHANICS
&
DC/AC ELECTRICIANS

Priorexpe1riene on repairs to .-A -, ,*
heavy trucks advantageous.

EXPERIENCED PARTS SALESMAN

Three (3) years working experience preferred.

Top wages and incentive program.

Uniforms furnished after probationary period.

Please send resume or. come by and fill out an
application or give us a call at 328-2463



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Attorneys, bankers, real
estate agents, accountants, con-
tractors, engineers and archi-
tects would be among the pro-
fessions most immediately
impacted by any downturn in
foreign demand for Bahamian
real estate, Mr Roberts warned.
He said this would then create
"a domino effect" trickling
down through the wider econo-
my, as these professionals
would earn less and thus have
less money to spend.
"The fact is, foreign invest-
ment is the engine that drives
our economy. Reduce it, and
you and I will earn less or be
out of a job. You and I will have
less money to spendif this sce-
nario plays out, and I sincerely
hope it does not," Mr Roberts
said.
SEE page
"Foreign investment is not a
tap you turn on and turn off.
Last time it was turned off, it
took 15 years to get it back."
This referred to the Immov-
able Properties Act, which the
former Ingraham administra-
tion replaced with the more
investor-friendly International
Persons Landholding Act. This
latter piece of legislation is what
the Government is now target-
ing for amendment.'
The BREA chief said it was
the International Persons Land-
holding Act, which made the
Bahamas attractive to foreign
real estate buyers, and Kerzner
International's Atlantis resort
that revitalised the previously


moribund Bahamian economy
from its pre-1992 slump.
Mr Roberts pointed out that
rival Caribbean jurisdictions,
such as the Dominican Repub-
lic and Turks & Caicos, did not
have the restrictions on foreign
real estate buyers and the
bureaucracy that the Bahamas
has.
While the perception of many
Bahamians and politicians was
that most real estate sales in this
nation were from Bahamian
vendors to foreign buyers, and
most buyers were foreigners,
Mr Roberts said a survey of his
own firm' sales showed this was
not the case.
From January 2005 to the
present, some 37.6 per cent of
Bahamas Realty's sales were
from Bahamian to Bahamian..
A further 27.7 per cent were
from foreigner to foreigner,
with only 11.6 per cent from a
Bahamian vendor to a foreign
buyer. And 23.4 per cent of
Bahamas Realty's sales had.
involved a foreign vendor and a
Bahamian buyer.
"I'm constantly amazed at
hearing politicians and mem-
bers of the public saying we're
selling out to foreigners, and
there is nothing left for Bahami-
ans," Mr Roberts said. "That is
nonsense.
"We have more property for
Bahamians to buy at any time in
history. We have more new sub-
divisions and new developments
than at any time in history that
Bahamians can afford to buy."
However, the proposed land


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 OF 2000)

SANDANDSEA HOLDINGS LIMITED


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act, No.45 of 2000, the
Dissolution, of SANDANDSEA HOLDINGS LIMITED has
been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck of the Register. The date
of completion of the dissolution was 30th day of August, 2006.




Ms. Alrena Moxey
Liquidator




NOTICE


IN THE


OF KIRKWOOD


ELSWORTH TAYLOR late of Grace
Avenue, Palmetto Village, in the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all
persons having any claims or demands
against the aboved-named Estate are
requested to send the same duly certified to
the undersigned on or before Wednesday
the 11th day of October 2006 after which
the Personal Representative will proceed to
distribute the assets of the Deceased among
the persons entitled thereto having regard
only to the cliams of which the Personal
Representative shall then have had notice.

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


CASH FOUNTAIN
Attorneys-at-Law
P.O.Box n-476
Armsrong Street
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Personal
Representative


policy changes had been,
sparked because "the public
and the politicians feel we are
selling out to foreigners, and
something needs to be done
about it",
Mr Roberts said any slow-
down in foreign demand as a
result of the proposed changes
could be exacerbated by the
"bursting" of the US real estate
bubble, something this nation
has no control over.
Given that many Americans
have become increasingly
wealthy as a result of the
increased value of their homes,
and reduction in house prices,
which Mr Roberts said in some
areas had been by 10-15 per
cent, could dampen demand for
Bahamian real estate.
And given that the Bahamian
real estate market tended to fol-
low US trends after a six to 12-
month time-lag, "we may be in
for a slowdown in the next 12
months for reasons we have no
control over".
Vincent Peet, minister of
financial services and invest-
nents, had previously con-
firmed to The Tribune that the
Government was assessing
changes to land policy and the
International Persons Land-
holding Act, and was consult-
ing with BREA aiid the
Bahamas Bar Association.
SThe Bahamas, and especially
islands such as New Providence,
Abaco, Eleuthera and Exuma,
are in great demand among for-
eign second home, condo, time-
share and other types of real


estate buyer, largely because
there is no coastal land left in
Florida.
However, Mr Peet said the
Government was concerned
that on islands such as Abaco,
the influx of foreign buyers was
driving up prices out of reach
of Bahamians, and gobbling up
the best locations.
There have also been con-
cerns that foreign second home
buyers are renting out their
properties to other tourists,
depriving hotels and other
Bahamian businesses of their
custom.
Mr Roberts implied that the
root cause of the perception
that the Bahamas was being
"sold out to foreigners" was that
many Bahamians aspired to
property and lifestyle they could
not afford.
He added that many Bahami-
ans wanted to live in gated com-
munities, and purchase proper-
tiesin high-class areas with
waterfront, but "they do not
have the money to buy".
Mr Roberts said that when
he returned to the Bahamas
from college in 1969, canal front
lots in Lyford Cay then cost
$25-$30,000, compared to
today's $1.5-$2 million.
"I didn't have the money, and
who wanted to live in a
swamp?" Mr Roberts said of
his decision not to buy then.
"The problem is that many
of is are not taking advantage of
opportunities when we set our
sights higher than we can rea-
sonably afford."


International Offshore Bank with Latin
American ties is seeking an
OPERATIONS ASSISTANT. Familiar
with general office duties, loan
documentation, filing. Applicant must
be fluent in Spanish. Proven
knowledge of MS Office products.
Please submit your resume to Managing
Director,
P.O Box CB 11903, Nassau, NP.




TRIMURTI LTD.


(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 7th day of September 2006. The Liquidatof is
Argosa Corp, Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




STAMFORD

VILLAGE INC.


(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 7th day of September 2006. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


FROM page one
In an address to the legal clin-
;" held by the Halsbury Cham-
bers law firm, Mr Roberts said
foreign buyers of Bahamian lots,
properties and other real estate
helped to create both demand
and value, driving up prices to
the benefit of both themselves


ESTATE


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T H I T M S


Ex-FNM MP: Report



shows the Bahamas



wrong to 'capitulate'


FROM page one
"I watch with great amuse-
ment that some of the same
people who held hands with the
former government in its assault
on the financial services centre
now emphatically doubt it."
He added that there had been
an "element of jealousy" among
OECD and FATF members,
particularly the European ones,
over the success of the
Bahamas, Cayman Islands and
Bermuda in providing interna-
tional financial services.
Describing the 2000 initiatives
as "duplicitous" in seeking to
drive the Bahamas out of the
business, Mr Turnquest said:
"They do not find it palatable to
have a Caribbean nation oper-
ating as a major financial centre.
They don't think anyone out-
side Europe can do it.
"As far as the European
countries are concerned, the
only thing we do in the
Bahamas, and Bahamians are
supposed to be doing, is serv-
ing them cold drinks on a hot
beach, not financial services."
Whether the Ingraham
administration responded too
hastily and overreacted to the
so-called 2000 'blacklisting' con-
tinues to be hotly debated, even
though the financial, services
industry has moved on and we
are long past the event, making
.any debate moot.
It has long been though that
the Government's urgency to
get the new regulatory regime
on the statute book was prompt-
ed by the January 1,2001, dead-
line for the US Internal Rev-
enue Service's (IRS) Qualified
Jurisdiction (QJ) initiative.
SThe Bahamas' 'blacklisting'
for alleged anti-money launder-
ing deficiencies was an impedi-
ment to this nation gainingQJ
status. Withoiit'thi' desigfation,'
clients of Bahamian financial'
institutions would have been at a


serious disadvantage, as the IRS
would have imposed a 1/3 with-
holding tax on all income earned
from US-based investments.
Yet many US states have
benefited*from regulatory arbi-
trage, and the fact they were
not required to impose the same
high regulatory standards as the
Bahamas.
One website visited by The
Tribune, Wyoming Corporate
Services' wyomingcompany.com,
is pitching for business using the
same attractions the Bahamas
once had, namely complete con-
fidentiality and secrecy.
This company plugs the
advantages of a Wyoming com-
pany as including "drawing little
attention", shareholders not
being listed with the state, no
information to be shared with
the IRS, and the legal use of
bearer shares.
The GAO investigation
found that the absence of infor-
mation on US shell company
beneficial owners had collapsed
numerous investigations by law
enforcement authorities.
The GAO report revealed:
"For example, an Immigration
and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) official provided an
example of a Nevada-based cor-
poration that received 3,774 sus-
icious wire transfers totalling
$81 million over a period, of
approximately two years.
"However, the case was not


prosecuted because ICE could
not identify the beneficial owner
of the corporation."
The GAO report found that
officials in some US states did not
attempt to verify the identity of
company officials, or screen their
names against lists of known crim-
inals, because "they do not have
the legal authority or means".
And in some US states, the
authorities did not check whether
the registered agents or corporate
services providers that incorpo-
rated such shell companies were
at the address they provided.
This contrasts sharply with the
reforms to the International Busi-
ness Companies (IBCs) Act that
the Bahamas was forced to enact
in 2000 under FATF pressure.
The Bahamas went further
than many FATF member states
and international financial cen-
tre rivals in banning the issuance
of bearer shares, devices that
could enable the beneficial own-
ers of Bahamian IBCs to conceal
their identity behind nominees
who held these shares.
Many nations placed the bur-
den for regulating bearer shares
on the registered entity that incor-
porated the vehicles for which
they were issues, with the shares
often having to 'immobilised' by
These agents acting as custodian.
In addition, US states such as
Delaware and Nevada continue to
issue bearer shares, while the
OECD report noted that China did
not have any mechanism for iden-
tifying the owner of bearer shares.


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Assistant Director, Networking

The Management Information Services Department is seeking applicants who will be
responsible for the Networking/Technical Services area and will provide the highest
level of professionalism and performance possible in the execution of duties. This
individual must be goal oriented, organized, a team player and enthusiastic to meet
all goals set by the College. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Managing medium to large infrastructure and core technologies installed base
* Managing enterprise PBX installation, with AMC request, CDP and CDR plans
maintenance requirements and availability of system
Working with a variety of hardware and software networking platforms
Experience of working with networking technologies including TCP/IP, routing
protocols (RIP, RIPII, OSPF, etc.) addressing, DNS, DHCP, AD, Proxy, network
management tools, CLI, wireless, security, 802.1X, multi-homing to the internet
and configuring equipment. .
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with relevant or equivalent professional qualification is required.
No less than 8 10 years experience with at least 4 years of supervisory
responsibility.
* Recent experience managing medium to large infrastructure and core technologies
installed base.
* Experience managing enterprise PBX installation, with AMC request, CDP and
CDR plans, maintenance requirements and availability of system.
* Experience with a variety of hardware and software networking platforms.
* Specific experience with networking technologies including TCP/IP, routing
protocols (RIP, RIPII, OSPF, etc.) addressing, DNS, DHCP, AD, Proxy, network
management tools, CLI, wireless, security, 802.1X, multi-homing to the internet
and configuring equipment.
* Specific experience with networking "big picture" issues including security.
* Ability to troubleshoot specific detailed network problems to resolution.
* Working knowledge of Ethernet and LAN/WAN technologies.

Additionally, the successful candidate should possess the following:
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along with three confidential work references no later than September 30, 2006 to:

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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
SPRINTER Debbie Fergu-
son-McKenzie and quarter-
miler Christine Amertil may
not have had the type of finish
they expected, butthey made
their presence felt at the
fourth IAAF World Athletics
Final.
Competing in the two-day
meet over the weekend, Fer-
guson-McKenzie Went for the
sprint double in the 100 and
200 metres, while Amertil
contested the 400.
They were the only two
Bahamians to participate in
ihe meet, which came just
before the duo are due to
travel with quarter-milers
Chris 'Bay' Brown and
Tonique Williams-Darling to
run on the Americas team at
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Ferguson-McKenzie com-
peted against two stacked field
of competitors, in her two
events.
In the 200 on Saturday, she
had to settle for fourth place
in a time of 22.58 seconds to
collect a cash prize of $7,000.
The race was won by Ameri-
can Allyson Felix, who ran a
meet record 22.11 to cart off
$30,000.
Quarter-miler Sanya
Richards ran second in a per-
sonal best of 22.17 for a
$20,000 purse and Jamaican
Sheron Simpson was third in


22.22 for $12,000.
Ferguson-McKenzie came
back in the 100 yesterday and
was behind in the blocks. She
never made up on the field
and ended up seventh in 11.26
for another $3,000.
Simpson, who has enjoyed
her best season so far, clocked
10.89 for the win to earn an
extra $30,000. Five other
Americans finished behind
Simpson and ahead of Fergu-
son-McKenzie.
Torri Edwards crossed the
line second in a season's best
of 11.06 for $20,000; Felix
picked up an extra $12,000 for


third fb 11.07; MIe'Lisa Bar-
b tiq s fourth in 11.10 for
$7,i000; Lolo Jones \\as fifth
in a personal best of 11.24 for
$5,000 and Stephanie Durst-
.-came in sixth in 11.24 for.
$4,.000.
SIn the women's 400, Amer-
til had the second fastest reac-
tion time, but she slipped to
fifth at the end of the race in
50.79 to earn $5,000.
Richards, who shared the $1
million jackpot at the end of
the Golden League, stayed
unbeaten as she won the race
in a championship record time
,of 49.25 for $30,000.
Jamaican Novlene Williams
got. second in 50.36 for
$20,000. Another Jamaican,
Shericka Williams, was third
in 50.44 for a purse of $12,000
and American DeeDee Trot-
ter came in fourth in 50.58 for
$7,000.
Bahamas Association of


A..thletic Associations' public
relations officer Ralph McK-
inney said the performances
by the Bahamian athletes
were commendable.
., "Looking at the reaction
time for Debbie in the 100, it
Showed why she was so, far
down the line," McKinney
stated. "I think that would be
her lowest finish in the 100 for
the year.
"In the 200, I think it was
very competitive. She had a
very stacked field. But after
coming off the injury last year,
she had a very good season."
As for Amertil, McKinney
said "Christine ran a very
good race in the 400. I think
her reaction time was also
very good. But she also had a
very good field to compete
against."
Both Ferguson-McKinney
and Amertil will now travel
to the World Cup in Athens,


Greece where they will com-
pete on the women's 4 x 100
and 4 x 400 relay teams
respectively.
Simpson and Novlene
Williams will carry the Amer-
icas flag in the 100 and 400
respectively, while Cydonie
Mothersill from the Cayman
Islands has been given the nod
to run in the 200.
Mothersill was sixth behind
Ferguson-McKenzie in
Stuttgart. She got $4,000 for
her efforts.
Olympic and World cham-
pion Tonique Williams-Dar-
ling, who didn't compete in
Stuttgart, will be going to
Athens to run on the Americ-
as women's 4 x 400 relay team.
Brown, who has only com-
peted in one international
meet this year, will be in
Athens as well to run on the
Americas team for the men's 4
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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
TWO of the three boxers
who participated in the first
Turks and Caicos In ita-
tional Boxing Tournament
over the weekend returned
with a medal.
Shamaelye Lightbourne,
competing in the welter-
weight division, carted off
Sthe gold medal in his return
after a three-vear hiatirs.
while Tamiko Dorsett. mak-
ing his debut in the mid-
dleweight, won a bronze.
Heavyweight James
McKenzie only competed in
an exhibition match as there
was no competitor to match
up to his size.
Coach Andre Seymour
said he was extremely
pleased with the team's per-
formance, considering that
the level of competition was
much higher than they had
S'.:. anticipated.
"We were not expecting
this level of competition at
this tournament," Seymour
summed up. "But the coun-
tries brought down boxers
who had just competed in
the Central American and
Caribbean Games."

International
Lightbourne, a junior
Olympic bronze medalist,
made his way back to the
International scene, after
taking three years off, to win
the gold.
His first opponent was
from Haiti and he won the
gold over a Jamaican, who
fought and defeated a
Dominican Republic boxer
in. his first bout.
Known for his comeback
style, Eightbourne took a lit-
tle while to get the ring rust
off when he fought the Hait-
ian boxer. He had to come
from behind as usual to xwin.
Lightbourne said he knew
he was prepared for the
Jamaican fighter in the gold
medal round.
"Of course it felt new
because of the long period
of time off," he insisted.
"But once I got in there, I
couldn't think about any-
thing else, but getting my
mind occupied on my oppo-
nent."
Lightbourne, 20, said all
he had to simply do was go
out and execute the way he
was taught by his coach Sey-
mour and that was the dif-
ference.
"I honestly didn't expect
the competition to be that
high," Lightbourne pointed
out. "But I went out there
and I displayed a heart of a


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* SLHAMAELYE LIGHTBOURNE (left) and Tameko Dorsett (right) pose abote with the
gold and bronze medals they won respectively from the first Turks & Cacios Islands Invita- I a
tional Tournament that was held over the weekend in the Turks & Cacios Islands. Missing is
James McKenzie, who competed in an exhibition match in the heavyweight division.
S(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)


Champion and did what my
coach told me to do."
Seymour said Lightbourne
trained extremely hard in
getting himself prepared for
his return and this was evi-
dence of the work that he
put in.
Lightbourne said he
enjoyed the gold medal
match because against the
Haitian fighter, "because it
was my first fight back, I
wasn't executing that much.
But I did what I had to do to
win.
"But that same night
against the Jamaican, I was
executing more jabs, my
movements were better, my.
combinations were better,
my entire movement was
better. All I had.to do was
feel the ring and get rid of
the rust."
Now that he's back, Light-
bourne said he's going to
stick in the gym training
because his ultimate goal is
to go to the 2008 Olympic
Games in Beijing, China and
come back with a medal -
preferably the gold.


Dorsett's opponent from
the Dominican Republic,
was the bronze medalist at
the CAC Games.
He used his experience to
over-power Dorset t, stop-,
ping the bout in the second
round.
'"When I first stepped in
the ring, I thought the guy
was, like me, a beginner. I
didn't know that he was so
experienced," Dorsett
reflected.

Stunned
"When I threw a jab, I
was stunned at first because
nobody never hit me like the
way he hit me before.
"I tried my best to keep
my guard up and keep fight-
ing."
Dorsett, a 17-year-old
11th grader at CR Walker
Secondary High, said he
realized that it was in his
best interests to have the
fight stopped, rather than
going ahead and getting
hurt.


,But the prot6g6 of veteran
coach Leonard 'Boston
Blackie' Miller said he now
knows that he will have to
train harder and learn
more technical skills in
Order for him to be success-
ful.
McKehzie was too big to
compete against the Turks
& Cacios' light-heavyweight,
but the two put on a four-
round exhibition.
The team competed
against the Dominican
Republic, Jamaica and
Haiti, all of whom brought
two members, as they com-
peted in a round robin for-
mat.
George Turner traveled as
the team manager and Alvin
Sargent served as the head
of the referees.
Seymour said the federa-
tion will be sending at least
five to six boxers to the
Dominican Republic to
compete next month in a
Roman Cup Tournament
and they are hoping that the
three boxers will be a part of
the team.


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officially chartered


Saturday, September 16th
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* SEATED Mynora Bryant International Grand Basileus and Joann Loveless International
First Grand Basileus. Standing Ricardo Deveaux former National First Vice-President, NPHC,
Mavis Johnson-Collie President, Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council, Jennifer Gunn -
Regional Director, Tanya Woodside Charter President, Kappa Delta Sigma Chapter, Deborah
Walsh Representative North Eastern Region, Christie Cash President, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.
(Bahamas Chapter) and Eugene Horton Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Bahamas Chapter).


LAST Saturday was a historic
day for eight Bahamian Sorors
of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.
The Bahamian Chapter was
officially chartered and given
the chapter name Kappa Delta
Sigma.
SThe Charter Members are:
President Tanya Woodside,
Vice-President Cara Gibson,
Sirneika Fraser, Colette
Knowles, Lynn Munnings,
Alexandria Seymour, Latoya
Storr and Sonia Williamson.
After the Sorority's charter-
ing ceremony, a reception was
held where representatives of
theLocal NPHC Affiliate Orga-
nizations were able to.meet and
greet the newly chartered chap-
ter members and the Interna-
tional Directorate of Sigma
Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. The
,International. SoQrarity..Dire.c- ,
torates of the Sorority in atten-
dance were: Soror Mynora


Bryant International Grand
Basileus, Soror Joann Loveless
- International First Grand
Basileus, Soror Jennifer Gunn -
Regional Director and Soror
Deborah Walsh Representa-
tive North Eastern Region.
On Monday September 18th
at the NPHC meeting, The


Sorors of the Kappa Delta Sigma
Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho
Sorority. will be officially wel-
comed into the Nassau, Bahamas
Pan-Hellenic Council Family.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,
Inc. officially became the 8th
NPHC Organization to be char-,
tered in The Bahamas.


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RESCUERS worked Sun-
day to recover the bodies of
the last of 25 miners killed by
a fire in a Siberian gold mine,
while Russia's top emergency
official suggested a delay in
reporting the underground
blaze was a fatal mistake,
according to Associated Press.
SEmergency workers found
the bodies of the last four min-
ers who had been missing.
since the fire broke out Thurs-.
day in the Darasun mine, ini
the Chita region about 3.0010
miles east of Moscow: Emer-
gency Situations Nlinistr)
spokesman Natalia Lukash
said. '
Of the 64 workers in the
mine when ihe blaze began,
31 made it to the surface \\ itl-
in hours..
S"From noo on \ie \ill cele-
brate a second birthday on Sept.
7," said one of them. Drmitr)
Strelov, in televised comment
from his hospital bed.
SEight more survivors
emerged from the smnke-
hiled tunnels Saturday, saving
they managed to sta ali\e for
two days several hundred
meters underground by stick-
ing together.
The eight were treated for
hypothermia and carbon diox-
ide poisoning.
One miner, Nikolai Seli-,
shev, said he and his compan-
ions had found an area where
fresh air was blowing and
stayed there until smoke and
gas lifted enough for them to
move further.
Officials said last week that
negligence during welding
work may have sparked, the


blaze at the mine, which has
been in operation since 1901.
The welders first attempted
to put out the fire themselves
and waited nearly% an hour to
call for help, which allowed
the fire to spread quickly,,
according to the ITAR-Tass
news agency. which cited
Nikolai Kutin; deputy head of
government safety watchdog
agency Rostekhnadaor.
RIA-Novosti reported that
more than 90 minutes passed
betweenn the start of the fire
Sand the time a message about
the blaze reached a dispatcher.
"This delay in reaction -
during which people tried to
deal with the situation them-
selkes and did not inform even
the leaders ot the shift or the
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lack funds to invest in safety
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* ROME
MORE than 2 million peo-
ple packed Rome streets to vis-
it museums, watch ballet and
listen to concerts as the Italian
capital held its annual all-night
party, city officials said Sunday,
according to Associated Press.
Rome's "Notte Bianca," or:
"White Night," js first held in
2003 and is modeled on the
French "Nuit Blanche" party'
held in Paris each year.
Thousands of people flocked
to Rome's city hall, \% here clas-
sical dancers Roberto Bolle and
Alessandra Ferri performed
scenes from "Romeo and Juli-
et." Soccer fans waited in long
lines to see the World Cup tro-
phy, put on display at the cen-
tral Vittoriano museum two
months after Italy won the
World Cup in Germany.
Overall, more Ihan 1.0(00 Ital-
ian and international artists per-
formed music, theater and acro-
batics in some 400' shows
around the city. Museums, mon-
uments and galleries, including
,the Colosseum and the Borgh-
ese Gallery, as well as many
shops and restaurants remained
open all night.


Prodi: plan
for Lebanon
calls for
unarmed staff

* FINLAND
Helsinki
THE plan to deploy unarmed
EU staff to help Syrian troops
Monitor the Lebanon border
will build confidence and trans-
parency in a volatile region,
Italy's premier said Sunday,
according.to Associated Press.
Romano Prodi said.he and
Sy nan Pr'Madert B _saj r.Astad
have agreed on "a European
Union joint effort to aid and to
train Syrian troops controlling
the border between Lebanon
and Syria."
Prodi stressed that news
reports over the weekend that
spoke of a military presence
were wrong.
The plan to deploy unarmed
personnel in civilian clothes
may allay Israel's concerns
about arms smuggling from Syr-
ia to Hezbollah guerrillas in
Lebanon.
"This technical aid will be
done by EU staff, without guns
and without (military) uni-
forms," Prodi told a news con-
ference in the margin of an EU-
Asia summit meeting.
"I think this is very impor-
tant. It is an act of transparency
that will be important in the
future development of the
area."
Prodi said details of how
many EU staff would be
required or how they can use-
fully assist Syrian troops will
still have to be worked out.


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Greek conservatives rule out early polls



and promise to meet EU deficit limits


* GREECE
Thessaloniki
GREECE'S conservative
government will not seek early
general elections and will press
ahead with efforts to reform the
country's economy to bring the
deficit below an EU limit, the
premier said Sunday, according
to Associated Press.
"The road of reform is the
only course and we will follow it


for the next two years," Costas
Karamanlis said at an annual
news conference.
"My agenda is very full for
the remainder of the govern-
ment's term. The notion (of ear-
ly elections) is not on my mind."
Karamanlis' center-right New
Democracy government is not
to due to go to the polls until
March 2008.
But his lead over rival Social-
ists in opinion polls and contin-


ued union opposition to con-
servative economic policy led
analysts to speculate he might
call a snap election a year early.
'"I am not concerned with the
political cost (of reforms),"
Karamanlis said.
He said the government was
determined to sell off stakes in
the former telecoms monopoly
OTE and financially troubled
Olympic Airways, but that no
decisions on the future status


of the state-run Public Power
Corp. would be made in the
government's current term.
The conservatives and Social-
ists will test'their strength in
municipal elections on October
15. New Democracy is current-
ly leading in nationwide polls
by about 2.5 points.
Karamanlis again promised
Sunday to reduce Greece's bud-
get deficit to below the EU-
required 3 per cent of gross
domestic product by year-end.


The finance ministry says the
budget deficit will fall to 2.6 per-
cent of GDP this year, and 2.3
percent in 2007.
"We're not at the end of the
road, but still on an uphill ...
The indications are positive:
The deficit will be below 3 per-
cent for the first time this year,"
Karamanlis said.
Karamanlis spoke at an annu-
al trade fair in the northern city
of Thessaloniki, a traditional
venue to outline government


economic policy.
But his appearance this year
was marred by rioting during
large anti-government protests
on Friday and Saturday, staged
by a variety of groups includ-
ing labor unions, laid-off facto-
ry workers and supporters of a
near-bankrupt soccer team.
More than 10 people were
arrested and charged with pub-
lic disturbance offenses after
dozens of cars and stores were
damaged in the city center.


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MOSCOW
RUSSIA successfully test-
launched an intercontinental
ballistic missile from a nuclear-
powered submarine from the
area of the North Pole, the'
defense minister said Sunday,
S. according to Associated Press.
The nuclear submarine K-
84 launched the missile Satur-
day, and all three test war-.
heads hit their target, a testing
range in the Archangelsk
region on the Barents Sea,
Sergei Ivanov reported to
President Vladimir Putin in
televised comments.
"The launch was successful,"
he said, adding that it had been
challenging: "Aiming from the
North Pole, where the concepts
of latitude and longitude are
relative, makes this launch dif-
ficult."
Ivanov suggested it was the


first time at.-st-launch homr the
area had been conducted b\ the
Russian military in 1I 3 ears.
I4e spoke days after an.unsuc-
cessful test of a new sea-based
intercontinental ballistic, mis-
sile. An experimental Bulava
missile launched from a sub-
merged nuclear submarine in
the White Sea on Thursday
veered off its designated flight
path'and fell into the sea,
according to the Defense Min-
istry.
Followingthat failure, Ivanov
urged quick action to prevent
the failure from derailing plans
for commissioning a new class
of submarines and said sea-
based nuclear missiles should
remain an important compo-
nent of Russia's nuclear deter-
rent, Russian news agencies
reported.
On Sunday, Ivanov told Putin
-and the nation, as.his com-,


ments were prominently fea-
'tured on state-run television -
Sthat Russia has eight nuclear-
armed submarines on duty at
sea.
Putin and Ivanov, who is also
vice-premier and seen'as a pos-
sible presidential candidate in
2008, have repeatedly stressed
that Russia will maintain
enough nuclear weapons to pro-
vide for its security.
Ivanov said Saturday's test-
launch was part of "serious
exercises of the sea-based
strategic nuclear forces" that
ended Sunday. .
He also.said that another
submarine, in the 'Pacific
Ocean, test-fired an ICBM on
Sunday, and that two of its test
warheads hit the targeted
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RATOAL


China tightens controls on news,




restricting foreign media sales


E CHINA
Shanghai
CHINA on Sunday
announced new controls over
the distribution of news by for-
eign news agencies, further
restricting foreign access to the
already tightly regulated Chi-


nese media market, according
to Associated Press.
The new measures took effect
immediately upon being issued
by the government's Xinhua
News Agency. The regulations
give Xinhua broad authority
over foreign news agencies,
requiring them to distribute


news, photos and other services
solely through Xinhua or enti-
ties authorized by Xinhua.
The rules would affect The
Associated Press, Reuters and
other foreign news agencies
seeking wider access to the
rapidly expanding Chinese mar-
ket. Under a decade-old set of


regulations, foreign news agen-
cies were allowed limited dis-
tribution of financial data and
other information deals that
the new rules also appear to
rule out.
The tighter restrictions and
the greater powers given to Xin-
hua underscore how the Com-
munist Party's political agenda
and Xinhua's business interests
are coinciding. President Hu,
Jintao's leadership has sought
to rein in a state-controlled
media that has strayed from
party dictates in search of prof-
its and market share. Journalists
and editors have been fired and
arrested.
At the same time, Xinhua has
been trying to transform itself
front an agent of stodgy gov-
ernment propaganda into a


worldwide competitor. The
agency, founded in 1931 as the
Red China News Agency, is try-
ing to build a financial news ser-
vice and has been trying to
leverage Beijing's hosting of the
2008 Olympics to boost its
sports coverage and photo ser-
vices.
"We must also learn, borrow
and make use of anything that is
advanced, and beneficial to us,
the aim being our own growth,
and expansion," Xinhua's head,
Tian Congming, said according
to the text of a speech given at a
closed-door meeting earlier this
year. "Only thus, can we truly
hope to find the entry point for
leapfrogging growth."
As part of its new powers,
Xinhua will also police the dis-
tribution of news in the main-


land by news agencies from
Hong Kong a former British
colony now ruled by China but
that operates under separate
laws and with a free press and
in Taiwan, which Beijing claims
but does not control.
Under the rules, news that
disrupts "China's economic and
social order or undermine Chi-
na's social stability" will be
banned as will news that under-
mines the country's "national
unity, sovereignty and territor-
ial integrity," Xinhua said.
The text of the rules issued
by Xinhua made no specific
mention of foreign distribution
of Internet or video news con-
tent, although such activities are
restricted under other rules.
China has long sought to lim-
it foreign distribution of news
inside the country while exer-
cising harsh limits on domestic
media that are often arbitrarily
enforced by vaguely worded
state security rules that man-
date harsh penalties, including
long prison terms, for violations.
The new rules appeared
designed to end any uncertain-
ties over the government's
determination to prevent for-
eign news businesses from oper-
ating in the Chinese mainland.
"Foreign news agencies shall
not directly solicit subscription
of their news and information
services in China," it said.
Xinhua said the rules were
meant to "promote the dissem-
ination of news and informa-
tion in a sound and orderly
manner."
Other news banned by the
rules included: information that
may, "endanger China's nation-
al security, reputation and inter-
ests," that which may "violation
China's religious policies or
preach 'evil cults' or supersti-
tion," and that which might
"incite hatred and discrimina-
tion among ethnic groups" or
undermine their unity, it said.
Also forbidden are "other
content banned by Chinese laws
and' administrative regulations,"
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without main opposition


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* BANGLADESH
Dhaka
BANGLADESH'S national
parliament began a new session
Sunday without members from
the main opposition party, who
were busy staging an anti-gov-
ernment strike, according to
Associated Press.
Lawmakers from the opposi-
tion Awami League stayed
away from the inaugural ses-
sion as their party led a nation-
wide general strike to demand
electoral reforms ahead of the
next national elections, due in
January.
During Sunday's strike, riot
police used batons to disperse
about 300 opposition supporters
who tried to march through the
capital's central Mahakhali dis-
, trict, according to an As.oFiated
Press reporter at the scene. Two
policemen were woun.t.dyhen
the protesters detonated sever-
al crude hand bombs tin pots
stuffed with explosives and
splinters, reported Bangla
Vision, a private television net-
work.
In another clash in the city's
Dhanmondi area, at least five
protesters and a policewoman.
were hurt, it-said. Opposition
activists also damaged several
buses and set fire to a taxi that
defied the strike in other parts
of the capital, Dhaka, added.
The current parliament ses-
sion may be the last under the
present government, with Prime
Minister Khaleda Zia due to
end her five-year term in Octo-
ber. She will then hand over
power to a nonparty caretaker
administration to conduct fresh
elections.
Fourteen new bills the last
pieces of legislation under Zia's
administration are likely to
be placed during this session,
which is scheduled to run until
September 27.
Parliament could be recon-
vened for another seating, if the
lawmakers insist, before its term
ends October 28, Speaker
Jamiruddin Sircar said.
The Awami League and its
13 smaller allies who have no
seats in the 345-member parlia-


ment want changes to the
election commission, which
they claim is biased toward
Zia's ruling Bangladesh
National Party. Both the gov-
ernment and the chief election
commissioner deny the charge.
The opposition also wants
to have a say in appointing
the head of the caretaker
administration.


* INDIA
Mumbai
INVESTIGATORS sifting
for clues Sunday following a
deadly attack on Muslim wor-
shippers in western India, said
they were looking at a link to
the July train bombings'in
Mumbai that killed more than
200 people, accordingto Asso-
ciated Press.
No one has claimed responsi-
bility for Friday's attack in
Malegaon, which killed at least
31 people and wounded more
than 100 others as worshippers
left afternoon prayer services
at a mosque.
The explosive devices used
in the attack were identical to
those used in the July 11 train
bombings in Mumbai, the Press
Trust of India reported, quot-
ing unnamed senior police offi-
cials.
Indian investigators have
blamed Pakistani-based militant
group for the series of bomb-
ings during rush hour which left
more than 200 people dead and
800 others wounded.
The officer also said the pres-
ence of RDX, a high-powered
explosive favored by the Islam-
ic militants, had been discov-
ered.
Police were not. immediately
available for comment.
However, there seemed to be
some confusion. Earlier, a
senior government official said
the bombs used were crude and
contained no RDX.
The bombs did not "need a
huge technical know-how" to
construct, V.K. Dugal, a senior


official in the Federal Home
Ministry, told the NDTV news
channel. He added the explo-
sives were "fabricated local-
ly."
Malegaon has long been the
scene of violence between Hin-
dus and Muslims, as have a
number of other towns in
Maharashtra state, where the
city is located. Many believe the
attacks' were an attempt to
incite violence between the two
communities.
Malegaon is a city of about
500,000 people, 75 percent of
them Muslim, about 180 miles
northeast of Mumbai.


The city was calm Sunday as
people returned to the streets,
and businesses opened again as
fears of riots receded.

Division

"The most important thing at
this juncture is to maintain com-
munal harmony," Sonia Gand-
hi, the head of India's ruling
Congress party, told reporters
after visiting the blast site.
"These terrorist acts were
aimed at creating a divide in the
society."
The bombings occurred on a


Muslim festival day when hun-
dreds of people were crowded
in and around the shrine.
A series of terrorist bomb-
ings have ripped across India in
the past year. The most recent.
was the July bombings of seven
Mumbai commuter trains.
India's worst religious vio-
lence in recent years was in
2002, in western Gujarat state.
More than 1,000 people, most of
them Muslim, were killed by
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West dealer.
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1 V Pass Pass 1
Pass 3+ Pass 4
Opening lead king of hearts.
Assume you become declarer at
four spades after West opens the bid-
ding with one heart. West leads the
king of hearts and shifts to a trump.
How would you play the hand?
Since West is virtually certain to
hold the ace of clubs as part of his
opening bid, his trump shift poses a
real threat to your contract. Without
the trump lead, you could have nego-
tiated a club ruffin dummy after los-
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HOW many words of four letters or more can you
make from the letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word. No plurals or Verb
forms ending in "s", no words with initial capitals
and no words with a hyphen or apostrophe
permitted. The first word of a phrase is permitted
(e.g. inkjet in inkiet printer).
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 12; very good 19; excellent 25 (or more).
Solution Monday.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
AEROPLANE alee aloe alone earl elan elope
enrol lane lean leaner leap learn leer leper
loan lone loner lope loran lore opal oral pale
paler panel parole parolee peal pearl peel
penal plan planar plane planer plea polar
pole real reel renal repeal repel role


nT-_CRYPTIC PUZZLE Ii 1' --1 13 4


ACROSS
1 Discussion about loud
music in ataxi (6)
7 Free to confuse Bert with Elia (8)
8 Additionally proved from hospital
sources (4)
10 Not serious points, but can be
troublesome (6)
11 Might he have been bred to
squander? (6)
14 Ran into old Bill (3)
16 Underground one, from
the sound of it! (5)
17 Swimmer sorry to be out of breath (4)
19 Being led astray some way, makes
you late (5)
21 New oven possibly left behind (5)
22 One's natural Inheritance (5)
23 No cold war figure(4)
26 Payment in prison? (5)
28 Some husbands will always
say nol (3)
29 Strikes sleeping policemen at a road
junction (6)
30. Nice place, but there could
be danger (6)
31 She'd hardly give a young man the
eye completely (4)
32 A non-extremist is somehow dear to
me (8)
33 Very old possibly inten years with no
listeners (6)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Dr-I've 6, Birch 9, Instead 10, Mecca 11, Lords
12, S-till 13, Me-Di-ate 15,Tis 17, Adam 18, Starch 19,
Rifts 20, Backer 22, Daub 24, Are 25, Novella 26, LIVID
27, AB-out 28, Pie-ty 29, RA-phael 30, Level 31, Pead
DOWN: 2, Ree-led 3, Vic-Tim 4, EN-a 5, State 6, B-allots
7, I-dol Ceddc. 12, St-air 13, Mam-B-a 14, Dan-ce
15, Trial 16, She-BA 18, Stood 19, Recital 21,
Ara-BL-e 22, Def-ile 23, Ulster 25, Night 26,
Lure 28, Pep


DOWN
1 Up a tree with many
branches? (6)
2 Gave up playing poker (6),
3 Only one sock, darn it 1(4)
'4 Vague asto rank? (7)
5 A hearty six-footer,
thisAfricah? (5)
6 Measure just about half of it (5)
8 Mater's first name? (4)
9 That clique In Dorset Square (3)
12 Youth with a hood (3)
13 To back her is an option (5)
15 Not an edition of
Verne (5)
18 Unnatural place for a rabbit (5)
19 let's assume it's the river (3)
20 The French boy
from Aries (3)
21 Not the place for old wine? (7)
22 A little treasure (3)
23 Wander around with
an official (6)
24 After a hush, he may
be drunk (4)
25 A week's start? (6)
26 Character of a saint
and politician (5)
27 Very definitely like a cherry (5)
28 A sheepish thing to do (3)
30 In general, central Middlesex is a low
area (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Carat 6, Pouch 9, Deliver 10, Bison 11, Ladle
12, Basil 13, Capital 15, Vet 17, Ales 18, Parade 19, Risen
20, Shaken 22, Bent 24, Eon 25, Refutes 26, Hover 27,
Cedes 28, Steal 29, Residue 30, Steed 31, Erred
DOWN: 2, Animal 3, Adonis 4, Ten 5, Vital 6,
Pelican 7, Oral 8, Called 12, Basin 13, Cause 14, Pecan
15, Valet 16,Tents 18, Peter 19, Reposed 21, Honest
22, Butter 23, Negate 25, Resin 26,
Here 28, Sue


ACROSS
1 Floats,(6)
7 Redundant (8)
8 Resound (4)
10 Overstretch (6)
11 Ripen (6)
14 Peculiar (3)
16 Giant (5)
17 Amount of
medicine (4)
19 Broaden (5)
21 Easily frightened (5)
22 Material (5)
23 Browns (4)'
26 Large room (5)
28 Curve (3)
29 Pictures (6)
30 Squirm (6)
31 Agents (4)
32 Sufficient (8)
33 Signalled assent (6)


DOWN
1 Extinguished (6)
2 Front (6)
3 Shortly (4)
4 Given (7)
5 First
performance (5)
6 Number (5)
8 Cupid (4)
9 Concealed (3)
12 Metal (3)
13 Black bird (5)
15 Copy (5)
18 Film award (5)
19 Humour (3)
20 Noise (3)
21 Angry fit (7)
22 Child (3)
23 Camera stand (6)
24 Performs (4)
25 Oozed (6)
26 Small fish (5)
27 Organ (5)
28 Plural of is (3)
30 Small bird (4)


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ous crimp in that plan, since there is
now a danger that persistent trump
leads by the defenders will exhaust
dummy's trumps before you can ruff
your third club. A substitute plan is
therefore needed.
When the deal occurred, South
found the answer. He won the spade
at trick two, drew trumps, cashed the
K-J of diamonds and led a diamond
to the queen. The queen of hearts was
then led and a club discarded.
West took the queen with the ace,
but found himself in a most uncom-
fortable position. If he returned the
jack of hearts, declarer would ruff,
cross to the ace of diamonds and dis-
card another club on the established
heart nine; if he returned a low heart
instead, South would obtain the club
discard immediately. And if he led a
club, declarer would score a trick
with the king of clubs. All roads thus
led to 10 tricks.
South's play was noteworthy on
two counts. First, he recognized the
potential of dummy's Q-9-8 of hearts
and took full advantage of it.
Secondly, he handled the dia-
monds perfectly, cashing three
rounds of the suit to make sure West
couldn't exit with a diamond when
he was thrown on lead. At the same
time, South retained a diamond entry
to dummy so that West couldn't exit
safely with the heart jack.


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MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 11

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Don't take a loved one's harsh words
to heart, Aries. He or she is going
through a rough time and just needs to
vent a little. Things will blow over by
early next week.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
*Don't try to force your views onto
others, Taurus. Everyone is entitled to
his or her own opinions. A family
friend drops by unexpectedly. Don't
rush this person out the door.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
When it comes' to a heart-to-heart
talk with a loved one, be blunt. That
special someone has an important
question for you. Be truthful, but also-
assist with the decision made.
CANCER -Jun 22/Jul 22
While you need to show your
authority at work, don't step on too
many toes. Show your coworkers:
some compassion. A friend asks-a
favor of you.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Don't be possessive when it comes to
a special someone, Leo. He or sje
truly cares for you tut also needs
some time alone. You give financial
'advice to a close friend.
1Vu GO Aug 24/Sept 22-
You get caught in the middle of a dis-
agreement between colleagues early in
the week, Virgo. While you didn't
want to get involved, help them work
through the issue.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
One day this week, coworkers will
need your help with a project. A:
loved one monopolizes your time
during the evening. Don't worry; the -
weekend is yours alone.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22/".
While you like to be in charge, that'IS
not how things work early inthe'
week. Let someone else take control
when it comes to a business prob-
lem. Pay attention, and learn.
SAGITARIUS Nov 23/Dec i
A lot of people are depending-oh-
you this week, Sagittariis.
Consider what is best for every-
one involved even if you must
make some compromises.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You have a lot on your mind,
Capricorn. If you're nervous, talk to a
trusted friend. Things will quiet down
by Friday, leaving you time to enjoy
your weekend.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Try to take it easy this week,
Aquarius. You've been busy for a
while. Now that you have a break,
enjoy yourself. Be supportive of a
loved one who needs your help.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
That special someone has a surprise
for you. Don't accept it if you're
having second thoughts about the
relationship. Consider it deeply.


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Sudan defiant




after UN chiefs




warning over




Darfur crisis


* SUDAN
Khartoum
SUDAN insisted defiantly
Sunday that there would be no
security vacuum if African
peacekeepers leave war-torn
Darfur next month,according-
to Associated Press.
U.N. Secretary General Kofi
Annan had warned Friday that
Sudan's leaders could be held
responsible for atrocities in the
troubled western region if the
African Union force is forced
to pull out and Khartoum refus-
es to allow their replacement
by U.N. troops.
Annan said that the Sudanese
"are placing themselves in a sit-
uation where the leadership
may be held collectively and
individually responsible for
what happens to the population
in Darfur." France on Thurs-
day raised the idea of sending
U.N. peacekeepers to the


region even without Sudanese
permission.
Foreign Ministry spokesman
Jamal Mohamed Ibrahim said
the African Union force had
not been ordered out after its
mandate ends on September 30,
but if it did leave, the situation
would remain under control.
"Even if the AU decides to
withdraw its forces, there will
be no security vacuum as Sudan
has its own plan for keeping
peace and security in Darfur
and implementing the Darfur
peace agreement," said Ibrahim
in comments quoted by the offi-
cial Omdurman Radio.
He reiterated Khartoum's
rejection of a recent U.N. Secu-
rity Council resolution that
called for the transfer of peace-
keeping from the weak African
force to a larger and stronger
United Nations mission which
President Omar al-Bashir has
denounced an attempt to


impose Western colonial con-
trol over Sudan.
The understaffed and cash-
starved African Union force of
-7,000 peacekeeping troops has'
been unable to halt the violence
in Darfur, a vast region the size
of France, since a conflict began
in 2003 between the Arab-led
government and ethnic African
rebels.
Some 200,000 people have
died from warfare, hunger and
disease in the past three-and-a-
half years and another 2.5 mil-
lion displaced and forced to live
in squalid camps.
But the African force has
provided a measure of security
for aid organizations to oper-
ate in Darfur. Sudan last week
said it would expel the AU
peacekeepers if they insist on
transferring their mission to the
United Nations.
Observers say Sudan is stead-
fastly opposed to the deploy-


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ment of the 20,000 U.N. troops
and police because it fears that
Sudanese officials could be
arrested on war crimes charges.
Since the revolt by ethnic
African tribes seeking more
autonomy began, the Sudanese
government and its janjaweed
Arab militia allies have been
accused of unleashing a cam-
paign of rape, pillage and mur-
der.
The United States has
described the situation in Dar-
fur as genocide, a charge reject-
ed by Sudan, which:on Aug. 28
launched a major new offensive-
reportedly involving thousands
of troops and military aircraft
aimed at flushing out rebel
strongholds in northern Darfur.
Amnesty International.said
that on September 5 five
women and girls were abducted
by the janjaweed and govern-
ment soldiers in a village called
Tarmakera some 25,miles away
from El Fasher, the provincial
capital of northern Darfur.


The women and girls, the
youngest of which was 13, were
reportedly taken away, raped
and severely beaten before
being released. Two of them are
reportedly critically injured, said
the London-based rights group.
Amnesty also expressed
grave concern about the fate of
four men it said were reported-
ly captured near the town of
Um Sidir on August 31. Anoth-
er three men captured with
them were reportedly found
shot dead in a valley near bar-
racks occupied by government
troops in Um Sidir.
The rights group in a report
posted on its Web site said it
had received the names of at
least 9 people killed by bombs
or shot dead since August 28.
New York-based Human
Rights Watch said earlier this
week that the Sudanese gov-
ernment was indiscriminately
bombing civilian-occupied vil-
lages in Darfur.
A May peace deal signed by


oneof the three rebel groups,
has not halted the violence,
which aid workers and rights
groups has reached a new high,'
in recent months.
The U.N. refugee chief oi. -
Friday warned that worsening'
violence in Darfur threatens the
entire region.
"Millions of people are
already at grave risk," said
Antonio Guterres, the U.N.
high commissioner for refugees.
"Hundreds are still dying amid
ongoing violence, and thou-
sands are still being forcibly dis-
placed."'
African Union spokesman
Nouredinne Mezni told The
Associated Press that talks were
taking place with the Sudanese
government in a bid to resolve
the looming crisis.
Asked if the AU force could
stay on temporarily, he replied:
"We will not abandon our
responsibilities. We are con-
cerned about Sudan and the
people of Darfur."


Somalia's Islamic rulers shut down




radio station that plays 'love songs'
ad.ta,, S oesns


I SOMALIA
Mogadishu
ISLAMIC militants control-,
ling much of southern Somalia
shut down a radio station Sunday
for airing "music and love


songs," the latest example of the
region's new fundamentalist rule,
according to Associated Press.
The group closed Radio
Jowhar because the programs
were un-Islamic, Islamic official
Sheik Mohamed Mohamoud


Abdirahman said. It was the
only radio station in Jowhar, 55
miles from the capital,
Mogadishu.
"It is useless to air music and
love songs for the people,"
Abdirahman said.


Said Hagaa Ahmed, Radio
Jovhar's director, confirmed
that the station had been closed
but declined further comment.
Since sweeping over much of
southern Somalia, including the
capital, in June, the Islamic


group has brought a semblance
of order after:years of anarchy.
But the imposition of strict reli-
gious rule has sparked fears of
an emerging, Taliban-style
regime.

Allegation

The United States accuses
Somalia's Islamic leaders of har-
boring al-Qaida leaders respon-
sible for deadly bombings at the
U.S. embassies in Kenya and
Tanzania in 1998.
Islamists in the capital have
banned movie viewing, publicly
lashed drug users and broke up
a wedding celebration because a
band was playing and women
and men were socializing
together.
Jowhar resident Ali Musse
said closing the radio:station


was a violation of freedom. "
"This dirc ii\ c i- likce the Tal -
iban," Muti. told The Ascsci- 1
ated Press in a telephone inter-..
view. "It is censorship against
independent media and free-
dom of expression."
Somalia has not had:a police
force or judiciary for 16 years
since the warlords overthrew
longtime dictator Mohamed
Siad Barre in 1991 and then
turned on each other, carving
much of the country into armed' -
camps ruled by violence and.
clan law.
Somalia has a weak transi-
tional government set up two
years.ago with U.N. backing,;.
but it has been unable to assert -
its authority beyond Baidoa,
150 miles northwest of
Mogadishu, and could only
watch helplessly as Islamic mil-
itants seized the capital in June.


Churches closed


in Zimbabwe


for bishop's


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* ZIMBABWE
Harare.
THE Anglican bishop of
Harare ordered his cathedral
and the capital's other Angli-
can churches closed on Sunday,
and instead held a prayer meet-
ing and fundraiser at a sports
arena to celebrate his 33rd wed-
ding anniversary, accordingto
Associated Press.
Church officials accused Bish-
op Nolbert Kunonga, however,
of demanding the closures so
congregations could attend his
event, which was also meant to
raise funds for a clerical training
college in Harare.
Of those attending the event,
individual parishes were asked
to contribute 500,000 Zimbab-
we dollars (US$2,000), and
members of the congregation
were to bring 5,000 Zimbabwe
dollars (US$20), officials said.
There was no notice posted
at the Harare cathedral to
explain why its doors were
locked Sunday the first time it
has been closed since Zimbab-
we's 1980 independence.
The 5,000-seat sports arena,
meanwhile, was less than half
full, with some stands taken
up by choirs and parties of


school children.
Several cars outside, including
the bishop's limousine, were
bedecked with ribbons and col-
orful balloons. Vendors sold
bibles and Christian mementos.
Men in dark suits identified by
lapel badges as "security"
patrolled the permitter of the
arena in scenes more reminis-
cent of a political rally in the
troubled southern African
nation.
The bizarre event celebrat-
ing Kunonga's 33 years of mar-
riage to his wife, Agatha, was
expected to deepen rifts in the
Anglican Church, one of the
country's main Christian
denominations.
Many Anglican clerics and
church leaders stayed away,
though Kunonga notified them
he would donate gifts for his
wedding anniversary to charity.
"I''s not right to be told
where you can pray," said one
cleric who asked not to be iden-
tified for fear of action by
Kunonga or his loyalists.
'Critics accused Kunonga of
running the church like a
branch of President Robert
Mugabe's ruling party, and of
using similar tactics of threats
and intimidation.


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