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Title: The Tribune
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: September 14, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
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o some


Claim that 20-year-old had

died in Anna Nicole Smith's

rpom before hospital

officials were called in


SBy PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
AN-N-\ NIcolc Smith's son, 2l-
ye'ar-ollJ Daniel \\ai)ne Smith!,
hld; been dead "t':r some time"
before hospital officials were
called in to perform advanced life
saving procedures, The Tribune
wafstold.
'This infohrntir-.iin comni altera
r. port from MNla,.irare Lrda Vir-
gill thdt a coroner InqucL t [ Nill
open on Ociober 23 Whilk Ide is
now aware of ihe cause of de-.ih.
she is, still awaiting a toxicology
Report to confirm it, she said.
i The inquest will take a week or
longer if necessary, Magistrate
Virgill told the local and interna-
tional press. At this time, a num-
ber of staff from both Princess
Margaret and Doctors Hospitals,
the police, persons Daniel may
Sh,\u L coini, inti contact with
before visiting the hospital, and
even his mother, Anna Nicole,
ill bhe called to give evidence.
"Whenever we have sudden
deathh, and we term them suspi-
cio:,us dcatis. it is usual to have
:his r)pc ...t procedure. It is usual
for the police to comnieince their
investigation and for us here iat
the Corone r's Court to call for an
inquiry and hnld an inquest. So
there is nothing unusual ahout this
particulalir incident.
"This is just a normal rtin i f the
millisituation whereunfortunate-
Sly, because deaths never read il
accepted; we hau-c someone \oilc
is dead under,unusual circum-
stanicess which we term suspicious..
And it is suspicious.until such time
3a the jurors determine ,othcrl. isie
An inquest is held to determine
how, when, where, and by what
manner Daniel met or came by


h!i death," ,he said
Danil.I Smrth. was pronounced
dead in Doctor's Hospital at 10 115
Sunday\ morning after spending
the night risingg his mother \%ho
had i- nen birth to a babv girl
Thur.da\ moinin,1
A.cLordin.!! to, siatemcnt Irom
.4 ,I' ll,!- At D r [,-.! H. -,Spital.
Danirel .s I.il seien alive on Sun-
da',. e ptl mhci 10, at 6.20am..He
\v.a atic ndlini lu hl l moih~r An
alarm .' as rais.J a1t 9 38(.rm heo
he was I(iund to b e "unrespon-
sive"., iting uip riht in :i chair in
the corner of the room Resusci-
tatiLv clttorils \ire made. but
Dan:cl \ as pronounced dead 't
10.05:in. Hlis bo hod has minc been
transcrred to the PrincessI Mlr-
garel Honplnal ~ here an autopsy\
and t'\i'e.lid.\ test is undern\\
-Magistraie \ irtll sjid that lhe\
are still not prepared to speak
about what .\aill\ happened In
hc h.is.pit.il lo,.iir thai night
Tills is i a rm ir thai \\ill be
hcild ith a jur, and lirh jurn must
niak: their finding, Soi i I am
prenmaLire and I ge \,-'j c JUsC
of deIth. %e cuuldl tamper ilth
the lur\ p':i":l Th-i would d not be
legal or l\\ ait the end ot the da\,
nor would It be right \e must
proiteci intereited persons or par-
nPes," -he said
Maisidate \ irgill said th.it
ha;sed on it finindings the Iur\
if the case in' ol es that ol a crim-
inal nature then the matter util bc
refern-d to the Supreme Court for
criminal chargcL
MI \ irgill also denied a report
in tihe As sclt-iiad Press attributed
ito her siitirn that a thtrd person
had heen in the room at thi time


SEE page 14


* A SEA SWELL causes water to flow into West Bay Street yesterday forcing traffic to come to a standstill. The remains of
Hurricane Florence were responsible for bringing the water onto shore.
il. (Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


Students at

AFAdderley

get week off

due to grounds

being 'unsafe'
N By KRYSTEL ROLE
AFADDERLE Y student s
,got the rest of the week off


after teachers complained that
the school's grounds had
become a."construction site"
S' and were unsafe for students. i
School got out early on
Tuesday as more than two-
'thirds of the. teachers staged
a "sit-in" and refused to be
held responsible in case. a stu-
dent was injured on the
premises.
One teacher commented
that the campus was an "acci-
dent waiting to happen".
The school "vas closed for
three days, starting yesterday
in order to give contractors
sufficient time to get all the
major work done, and teach-
ers enough time to get their
classrooms prepared.
"We did not expect a rose
garden," one teacher com-
SEE page 14


MP: glorification of Ninety would

show something wrong with society
* By KARIN HERIG be truly disgusting," he told The
Tribune Staff Reporter Tribune yesterday.
Upholding a suspected drug
ANY form of glorification of lord as some sort of local hero,
Samuel "Ninety" Knowles would Mr Dupuch said, would be a sign
show that something is."dis- of a "sick society."
turbingly wrong" withBahamian Mr Dupuch emphasised that
society. while he is aware that Knowles
This statement was made yes- may still have a case. pending
terday by St Margaret's MP before a Bahamian court, and
Pierre Dupuch following exten- believes that the suspected drug
sive coverage in the Bahamian lord is entitled to exhaust all his
media of Knowles' court pro- legal avenues, he is taking issue
cdedings and his extradition to with the attitude of some Bahami-
the US. ans.


"If Ninety is ever held in the
bracket of folk hero then it would


SEE page 14


Gaming machines seized

in customs clampdown
* By NATARIO McKENZIE
A CONTINUING effort by Customs officials to crack down on illegal
use of gaming machines in local establishments resulted in the seizure of
several machines from enterprises in New Providence yesterday.
Controller of Customs John Rolle could not say how many machines
were seized, but noted that the operation was a continuing effort.
A number of gaming machines were reportedly taken from several
downtown establishments yesterday.
The operation, according to Mr Rolle, began about a month ago and
includes New Providence as well as the Family Islands. According to Mr
Rolle, the operation was initiated when a Customs officer on one of the
SSEE page 14


Doctors Hospital
threatens legal
action against
newspaper
* By PAUL
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter


DOCTORS Hospital has
threatened legal action against
The Nassau Guardian if
demands for a retraction for
"erroneous and inaccurate
statements" published on Mon-
day in 'connection with the
death of 'Anna Nicole Smith's
20-year-old son, Daniel, are not
made.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, vice president of
operations Michelle Rassin said
that earlier reports in The
Guardian were "totally inaccu-
rate." She claimed that it was
nothing more than "irresponsi-
ble journalism". Ms Rassin was
referring to a report in the
Guardian's Monday edition,
which alleged that a medical
team was unable to find the
proper oxygen supply needed
to resuscitate Daniel at the time,
and that the room was a total
mess with vomit and blood
splattered everywhere. Ms
Rassin has categorically denied
these claims.
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0 In brief

Man jailed
after
admitting
drug charge

IMMIGRATION officials
over the past two days appre-
hended some 50 suspected ille-
gal migrants.
Officers of the Department
of Immigration on Tuesday cap-
tured nine undocumented Hait-
ian nationals eight men, one
woman as they disembarked
the my Sealink from Exuma.
An apprehension exercise
conducted in the Pinewood
Gardens and Sunshine Park
areas in New Providence on
Tuesday turned up another
group of illegal immigrants -
nine Jamaicans and 10 Haitians.
Immigration officials in Aba-
co were able to arrest five
undocumented Haitian men as
they came off a Bahamasair
flight at Marsh Harbour airport.
In Freeport, Grand Bahama,
two Jamaican men and 15
Haitians were apprehended on
Tuesday evening.

Gordon not
expected to
threaten
land
* MIAMI
THE remnants of Hurricane
Florence brought high winds
and heavy rain to Newfound-
land in Canada on Wednesday,
while a strengthened Hurricane
Gordon and a tropical depres-
sion in the open Atlantic
weren't threatening land, fore-
casters said,according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Out in the central Atlantic,
Gordon the third hurricane
of the Atlantic season -
formed Tuesday night. It was
destined to remain over open
waters and was not expected to
threaten land, the National
Hurricane Center said.
"It's possible that some waves
could make their vav to%\ard
Bermuda, but right no\ t[he
forecast-rack has Gordon well
to the east of Bermuda," huri-
cane specialist Michelle Mainel-
li said..
Also, the eighth tropical
depression of the season was
becoming better organized off"
the coast of Africa. It formed
Tuesday, and could become a
tropical storm by Thursday.
"For now it's only a concern
to shipping in the Atlantic,"
hurricane specialist Jamie
Rhome said.
The Atlantic hurricane sea-
son began June 1 and ends Nov.
30. The National Hurricane
Center's latest forecast for the
season expects between seven
and nine hurricanes.
Former NY
commissioner
to reform
Guyana police
GUYANA
Georgetown
GUYANA'S president has
said former New York City
police commissioner Bernard
Kerik, who US authorities are
reportedly investigating for pos-
sible financial improprieties, will
oversee reforms to the violence-
wracked country's police force,
according to Associated Press.
President Bharrat Jagdeo told
reporters late Tuesday, that
Kerik will "definitely" lead an
overhaul of the South Ameri-
can country's police department
despite recent criticism over the
move.
Kerik will work with former
law enforces from England and
Scotland to upgrade Guyana's
ability to battle drug traffickers
who are increasingly using the
country as a base for smuggling.
His responsibilities will include
enhancing the department's
technology and bettering its
forensic and investigation meth-
ods, Jagdeo said.
Jagdeo, who won a second
five-year term in general elec-
tions Aug. 28, did not say when
Kerik would start work.


Last month, the New York
Daily News reported that U.S.
authorities were investigating
Kerik for his involvement in a
foundation that he oversaw
while head of the city's Correc-
tion Department.







TROPICAL


Unfair treatment



claim from staff



at Sandilands


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
A DISPUTE with the
employees and the administra-
tion of Sandilands Rehabilita-
tion Centre came to a head
yesterday when some workers
protested alleged "unfair treat-
ment".
About 30 employees met
with the managing director of
the Hospital Authority Her-
bert Brown to discuss several
challenges they experienced on
the job.
"We are not being treated
fairly," one employee claimed.
According to Mr Brown, he
was at the facility discussing a
separate issue with the admin-


istrator when he was called to
meet with the group of dis-
gruntled employees.
"They expressed to me a
number of concerns," he said.
"And those concerns will cer-
tainly be addressed with the
hospital administrator and the
other heads of departments
forthwith."
One of their issues was with
promotions. Several staff mem-
bers feel like they were deserv-
ing of promotions.
Mr Brown admitted that one
of their concerns was with pro-
motions but he could not con-
firm that staff members felt
only "a category of staff" were
receiving promotions, as one


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The Tribune.
"I have assured them that the
concerns that they have raised
would certainly be addressed
with the hospital administrator
who has direct day-to-day
responsibility for administra-
tion," Mr Brown said.
"I have a responsibility when
staff would have brought certain
matters to my attention to bring
resolution to those concerns as
quickly as possible," he added.
Mr Brown met with the
group around 1pm today.
Reports came in that employ-
ees held a demonstration yes-
terday, but the director could
not confirm those claims.


$ m to restore cemeteries


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Works Min-
ister Bradley Roberts signed
contractsfor more than $1
million yesterday for the
reconstruction and restora-
tion of cemeteries devastat-
ed in south-west coastal com-
munities on Grand Bahama.
Mr Roberts said govern-
ment surveys were completed
at the cemeteries in Hunters,
Pinder's Point, Holmes Rock
and Eight Mile Rock, which
were destroyed by storm
surge from Hurricane Wilma.
He said four of the nine
local contractors invited to
submit tenders were selected
by the government to carry
out work required.
The contract signing was
held at the West Grand
Bahama Local Goyernmen-
-t's Office in Eight Mile Rock.
Permanent secretary Ani-
ta Bernard. Lindy Russell.
FNM MP for Eight Mile
Rock and local government
officials were present.
Clearwater Construction
was awarded a $459,230 con-
tract for the Hunter's ceme-
tery; The Marble Centre was
awarded a $390,000 contract
for the Pinder's Point ceme-
tery; WG and S was awarded
a $205,300 contract for
repairs at Holmes Rock, and
Richville Limited was award-
ed a contract for $297,000 for
repairs at Eight Mile Rock.
The contracts call for
demolition, clearing and lim-
ited landscape, construction
of perimeter walls, and special
"lock block" seawall on the
sea side of the cemeteries.
Aall uorks are expected
to be completed before the
end of December.
He also announced that
government, as a matter of
public policy, will no longer
approve the development of
cemeteries on the shoreline
throughout the Bahamas. He
united that government will


SMINISTER of Works Bradley Roberts signed contracts for
more than $1 million for reconstruction of cemeteries in
south-west coastal settlements on Grand Bahama. From left are
permanent secretary Anita Bernard, Mr Roberts, and Senator
Caleb Outten.
(Photo: Denise Maycock)


identify property inland to cre-
ate new cemeteries.
Mr Roberts said that govern-
ment is in the final stages of
securing properties for the.0n-
struction of two new cemet'Pies
- one at Holmes Rock, he
other at Hawksbill.
He noted that each would


comprise 18,000 sq ft to include
748 grave sites with a capacity
for 1,496 and 200 mausoleums.
Mr Roberts also said the min-
istry has awarded a contract-for
repairs at Eight Mile Rock
Administration Building and
the adjacent police station for
$102,843 by Cartwright Jones.


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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Hotter weather on the planet


THIS SUMMER seems hotter than usu-
al, especially judging by the remarks of
Bahamians who complain that the heat is
killing them.
Whether the temperatures have broken
all records is beside the point. The fact is
that Bahamians feel that they have and
as a consequence they are suffering.
It may be that as we grow older the heat
gets to us and makes us feel that it is hotter,
or, which is more probable, we have become
so used to our air-conditioned offices,
homes and cars that just going outside feels
like stepping into a furnace.
But the reality is that the planet is heating
up. There is ample evidence of this from
various data collected from around the
world.
A news analysis on climate change in a
recent issue of Business Week discussed the
problem and reported how it is now affect-
ing people world-wide.
For instance, in the frozen wastes of
northern Canada winter "ice ov6rs" enabled
a diamond mining company to use frozen
rivers, lakes and tundras as "ice highways"
to haul thousands of tons of equipment,
fuel and supplies it needs for its mining
operations 200 miles northeast of Yel-
lowknife.
But not anymore.
Winter temperatures this year were II!
above normal, so the "ice highway" shut
down early. Also, the ice never got thick
enough to support the weight of the big
trucks needed to haul the supplies and
equipment. So the operators faced a choice:
Slow operations, or haul everything up by
air. Because of the mine's value it pro-
duces more than eight million carats of dia-
monds a year top executives opted for
the expensive airlift.
The company is spending millions of
extra dollars "all because of the short ice
road season," said the company's president,
adding, "I think a lot of people are becom-
ing more convinced that climate change is
real" and that we inust adapt to it.
This company's predicament is just one
example of a new inflection point in the
story of global warming, writes John Carey
in the Business Week article. Until now, the
central quarrel has been over whether -
and how best to reduce emissions of car-
bon dioxide and other gases that are respon-
sible for climate change, he said. But it is
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The predicted physical effects of climate
change include rising sea levels, shifting
agricultural cycles and more severe storms
(hurricanes). All of these will in some way
impact on the Bahamas and all of us.
Already due to rising temperatures in
British Columbia millions of acres of pine
forests have been lost to the deadly pine
beetle. Normally the onset of the winter
cold keeps the newly hatched bugs in check,
killing them off. But recent hotter fall sea- -
sons allowed the bugs to survive and spread
like wildfire. The pine beetle has already
destroyed 22 million acres of forest an
area the size of Maine In British Colum-
bia, according to Carey, and "within six
years, scientists expect, it will have killed 80
per cent of the mature pine forests in the
province and could be rampaging across
Canada and the United States."
The scientists who study the pine beetle
say it presents a cautionary tale. Other nasty
surprises are expected to arise from the del-
icate dance of nature and climate, affect-
ing both public health and the economics of
entire regions.
In China, for instance, the line below
which there are no hard freezes has moved
northwards and as a result a parasitic snail
that carries the disease of schistosomiasis
has put an additional 20 million Chinese at
risk of the illness. The earlier freezes killed
off the snails, but not in the new global cli-
mate change. People repeatedly infected
over a number years by the parasite suffer
damage to their liver; intestines, lungs and
bladder..
Sub-Saharan Africa is also confronting
new burdens because of climate change.
Over the last several decades, temperatures
are up two degrees in Mali, and the rainy
season has decreased by more than a month.
That means that the growing season is too
short for standard rice and due to the
increased heat the dry season's potato crop
is also starting to fail.
All round the world the hotter tempera-
tures are affecting the world's climate and
people's lives. It is also affecting us here in
the B4hamas. Fishermen will tell you that
the hotter seas are affecting the spawning
cycle of crawfish and killing off some of
our low lying reefs. After Katrina and Rita
last year we are all aware that hurricanes
are getting more monstrous and deadly.
So far this hurricane season we have
been fortunate to have been spared any
storms. Let's pray that our good luck will.
continue to hold.


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PLEASE allow a small
space in your daily for the
publication of my response to
letters that I read on Wednes-
day, August 23rd and Tues-
day, August 29th. The first let-
ter was entitled "Is Pinder
Marathon's Man?" and was
undersigned "DeLasWordin-
Marathon". The second was
entitled "Ron Pinder is doing
well for Marathon" and was
undersigned "The True Word
in Marathon".
The first letter in my mind
was just mischief.
The second letter is where
my response lies.
The letter writer seems to
have spoken for ALL of us in
the Marathon constituency.
Well, he or she can't do that.
He or she goes on to say
that a lot of work has been
done in Marathon because not
only has he/she seen it, but
also because he/she has asked
for a lot or two to be cleared
down and it was done.
He/she also wrote that
while all is not perfect, one
cannot in good conscience
speak ill of Ron Pinder's rep-
resentation of Marathon.
"The True Word in
Marathon" also says that,
while everyone is entitled to
his or her opinion the person-
ality behind "DeLasWordin-
Marathon" is biased and ill-
informed and the comments
were grossly unfair.
Well, Mr/ Mrs True Word
in Marathon I am in Good
Conscience.and I am entitled
to my opinion.
While I dare not speak for
the entire Marathon con-
stituency, I can speak for the
eight homeowners and up to
20 voters in Benson Street.
My first conversation with
'Ron Pinder was during Janu-
ary of 2005. I told him of the
situation with our road. We
had the most inconsiderate
developer this side of the
equator and we were left with
a dirt road among other
things. He promised to speak
with the relevant minister and
also the developer and get
back to' us because he had
heard our story before. I gave
him our telephone number
and email address.
I emailed him on March 16,
2005 to find out if he had any
update. A few days later
he called our house, spoke to
my husband and apologised


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for not getting back to us in a
timely manner, but said he
was still working on the matter
and that it was important to
him.
I sent him an email on May
1; 2005, again on May 19,
2005, again on June 21,
2005, again on August 22,
2005, again on October 9,
2005, again on November 19,
2005, again on July 14, 2006
and lastly on July 20, 2006.
In between those emails we
had conversations, mostly
pleasant ones. The last time I
spoke to Ron Pinder was
about five weeks ago. I told
him that we, the residents; had
decided to empower ourselves
and level the street where a
major crater, that gathers


water which settles for several.
days at a time was. He sug-
gested that we wait for the
engineers at the Ministry of
Works. While I had him on'
the phone I also asked him'
about moving an abandoned
truck that was left on my,
property. He asked me if they
removed it, where would they
put it?
If at any time during my
correspondence or conversa-
tions with Ron Pinder, he had
told me or any of the rest of us
there was nothing he could do,
we would have had no other
choice but to accept it and see
what we could have done by
ourselves.
Now I am done speaking,
for the rest. But as for me,
Ron Pinder: Don't play with,
me!

CAROLYN MACAULAY'
Marathon,
August, 2006.


The complaints


of Abaconians

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I WRITE in reference to your article of September 6, 2006
"Abaco Islanders favouring breakaway from Nassau."
It appears that Abaconians believe that their complaints of-'
numerous outages, poor conditions at the airport and poorly;
maintained roads are exclusive only to Abaco.
Perhaps if Abaconians became more inclusive rather than
exclusive they would realise that all Bahamians suffer the same
plight and'are just as frustrated. All Bahamians contribute to the,; -
Treasury and are offered very little back. All Bahamians are' -
frustrated by the number of Haitians that occupy our country
and yet more work permits are granted.
Abaconians need to realise that the economic success that they
brag about was brought about by Bahamians patronising their
businesses and by Abaconians fishing in Bahamians waters.
How sad it is that now they feel they are economically suc-
cessful they wish to break away from a country that has helped
them get where they are 'today. Should Abaco wish to break
away from the Bahamas would they still expect to fish in
Bahamian waters?
Perhaps a better solution to their frustration would be for,
them to leave the Bahamas and return to England as it's obvi-',
ous that they no longer wish to be Bahamian.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2006, PAGE 5


THF TRIBUNE


MEMO


oIn brief

Man jailed
after
admitting to
drug charge

A MAN was sentenced to
lwo years in prison and fined
yesterday after pleading
guiIty to a substantial drug
charge. ,
Court dockets stated that
35-year-old Patrick Bosfield,
on Saturday, March 5, while
at Cat Cay, Bimini, was
found in possession of a
quantity of cocaine which he
intended to supply.
According to prosecutors,
136.4 pounds of cocaine-was
seized. Bosfield was initially
arraigned on March 7. He
pleaded guilty yesterday
before magistrate Carolita
Bethel.
Bosfield was sentenced to
two years in jail and fined
$20,000. Failure to paV the
fjle will result in an addi-
tional year to his sentence,
he was told. Bosfield was rep-
resented by lawyer Shaka
Seville.

Delaware
and Trinidad


collaborate
on security

* TRINIDAD
Port-of-Spain _
THE governor of Delware
has met with Trinidad'prinme
minister as part of US:fforts
to boost regional tier and to
improve homeland,ecurity,
according to Associded Press.
Gov Ruth An Minner
said she and paders of
Delaware's Natiinal Guard
were holding meetings this
week with government and
military leaders in Trinidad
as part of the national Guard
,S,tate Partneship Program,
SVhich linksU S states with
individual countries. -
The Deltware delegation
also brought advisers to dis-
cuss judidal and education
polhc) f l officials in the
Caribbeot country.


Kenneth back at home




after miracle recovery


KENNETH Bethel
IKENNETH~ Bethel


2 By KRYSTEL ROLf
TWO months ago hfell into
a coma and was givera one per
cent chance to live.wo weeks
ago lie regained c'sciousness
and began speakpg, and yes-
terday he was at4ome resting
with his family.
'Kenneth BetPl, 18, was one
of two victimSin a violent car
crash that leffhim fighting for
his life and hffriend Greg, who
was on thepassenger side, in
the hospital for more than a
week. Gyg, who is also his
neighbor, said after seeing his
friend'sitill body, he thought
he wa' dead. But Kenny's
miraculous recovery has
turne everything around.
Apr the dire synopsis of his
chances to survive, Kenny';
familyy refused to give up. Whr
w., once a depressing and sor
Ie situation has now become
Ie lesson, and a second chare
,or Ken.
Lil' Ken, as he is affect'n-


on his temple and minor
scratches, Kenny's life was
spared, his mother believes, for
reasons beyond this world.
Mrs Bethel recalled her feel-
ings when her son opened his
eyes for thefirst time. "All I
could think was, thank you
God, thank you God."
"This is a second chance for
him," she said. "His heart had
stopped beating that Monday
(a day after the accident). I.told
him; I'm your mother and I
couldn't do anything for you --
only God," she finished.
After he was able to talk
again, Lil Ken recalled what he
could remember from that hor-
rific night.
"We were on Mackey Street
heading to the 'On The Run'
on Kemp Road and, when we
were coming over the hill from
Mackey Street, a car approach-
ing us head:on was speeding
and driving in the middle of the
road without headlights," Lil'
Ken recalled in a previous inter-


view.
"We swerved to avoid the car
and ended up hitting a wall and
a tree."
The space which should have
contained an airbag was stuffed
with newspapers.
As the days go by, he gradu-
ally remembers things, his
mother reported. Lil' Ken is not
strong on his legs, and is unable
to walk on his own, but Mrs
Bethel remains undaunted.
S"He is going to walk," she
said. "I already got that word
from God."-
His doctors have given a pos-
itive prognosis on his chances
to fully recover.
As for what he is going to do
now, his mother said: "God will
decide what role he must take
up.


WITH the goal of eihancilg
racial harmony and urifying tie
Bahamian people, the Ore
Bahamas Foundation was r-
launched yesterday.
Sir Orville Turmquest, chai-
man of the foundation, in is
address to the press, announced
that his committee has now fo-
mally established the Onr
Bahamas Foundation to prc-
mote national unity and cel
brate the diverse heritage of thl
Bahamian people.
Sir Orville emphasised thE
the purpose of this organisatid
is to "unify our people."
He stated that "despite (th)
we are a country with a divee
race we are fortunate to h'e


racial harmony."
He urged Bahamians that "it
is important we believe, that we
not only give lip service to the
ideal of Bahamian unity, but
that we also jealously guard our
heritage and do all we can to
build upon the legacy
bequeathed us by God and nur-
tured by the hard work and sac-
rifice of all Bahamian nation-
builders. "
Former Cabinet Minister Mr
Algernon Allen said the foun-
dation "is about bringing
together Bahamians to cele-
brate our unity, our nationality
and our diversity."
He also added that the One
Bahamas Foundation "is the


coming together of persons with
so many different persuasions
and opinions to celebrate the
essence of being a Bahamian."
A representative of the com-
mittee stated that the founda-
tion is focusing on the youth of
the nation and that they are
working feverishly to imple-
ment programmes that will ush-
er in unity. She pointed out,
however, that this effort will
have to begin with the country's
youth.
The representative also stat-
ed that the foundation will need
the ideas and suggestions from
the public to make this venture
a reality for the youth of the
nation.


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SEPTEMBER 14
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noon ZNS News Update
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6:00 This Week In The Bahamas
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PROSPECTUS
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2021, 2022 2023. 2024 2025 AND 2026


ISSUE OF B$100.000, 000.00


Issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act, and authorized by Resolutions of the House of
Assembly, 21st June, 2006.

Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 11th September, 2006
and will close at 3:00pm on 20th September, 2006. Allocations will commence at 9:30 a.m. on 21st September,
2006 and will cease at 3:00p.m. on 22nd September, 2006.

If the total subscriptions exceed the sum ofB$100,000,000.00 (Nominal) partial allotment will be made to
subscribers, and a proportionate refund will be made as soon as possible after allotment. No interest will be
paid on amounts so refunded.
The date of this Prospectus is llth September. 2006

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas invites applications for Bahamas Registered
Stock totalling B$100,000,000.00. The Stock will be available in a range of maturity dates; the earliest being
repayable in 2021 and the latest in 2026. The total amount of Stock offered, the rate of interest and the issue
price are given below :-


Rate Of Interest

5/32% Above Prime Rate
3/16% Above Prime Rate
7/32% Above Prime Rate
1/4% Above Prime Rate
9/32% Above Prime Rate
5/16% Above Prime Rate


Bahamas Registered Stock 2021
Bahamas Registered Stock 2022
Bahamas Registered Stock 2023
Bahamas Registered Stock 2024
Bahamas Registered Stock 2025
Bahamas Registered Stock 2026


Amount
BS
10,000000.00
10,000,000.00
20,000,000.00'
15,000,000.00
20,000,000.00
25,000,000.00
100.000.000.00


Issue
Price
BS
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00


The Stock shall be repaid on 22nd September, in the year appearing in the name of the Stock.

INTEREST

The Stock will bear interest from 22nd September, 2006, at the rate shown against the name of the Stock as
the percent per annum over the Prime Rate (i.e. the prime commercial interest rate from time to time fixed by
the Clearing banks carrying on business in the Island of New Providence in The Bahamas. If there shall be any
difference between them, then that which is fixed by Royal Bank of Canada). Interest shall be payable half-
yearly commencing on 22nd March, 2007 and thereafter on 22nd September and 22nd March in every year until
the Stock is repaid.

CHARGE UPON CONSOLIDATED FUND

The principal monies and interest represented by the Stock are charged upon and payable out of the,
Consolidated Fund and assets of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
Issue of Stock The Stock will be issued by the Registrar (The Central Bank of The Bahamas).
Applications will be received by The Banking Department beginning at 9:30 am on 1 ith
September, 2006 and will close at 3:00 pm on 20th September, 2006. Allocations will
commence at 9:30 a.m. on 21st September, 2006 and will cease at 3:00p.m. on 22nd
September, 2006. All envelopes enclosing applications should be labelled "Application
For Bahamas Government Registered Stocks".

Units The Stock will be in units of B$100.00.

ANDlications Applications must be for B$100.00 or a multiple of that sum.

Application Forms Applications for the Stock should be made to the Registrar on the form attached to the
Prospectus and may be obtained from the Registrar offices in Nassau and Freeport, The
Treasury Department (Marlborcugh Street & Navy Lion Road, Nassau) or any of the
following banks:

1. Bank of The Bahamas International
2. First Caribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
3. Finance Corporation of Bahamas Limited
4. Commonwealth Bank Limited
5. Royal Bank Of Canada
6. Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited
7. Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited (formally British American Bank(1993)
Limited)
8. Citibank, N.A.
PUBLIC DEBT

Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts as at June 30, 2006 show the Public Debt of The
Bahamas to be B$2,823,456,000.*

GOVERNMENT REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE

The following information is extracted from the unaudited accounts of the Government of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


Revenue


Recurrent Expenditure (excluding
Repayment of Public Debt)

Capital Development
Expenditure (excluding loans
contributions and advances
to public corporations) -


FY2004/2005p**
B$

1,039,376,000

1,053,095,000



90,374,000


FY2005/2006p**
B$
Approved Budget

1,132,774,000


1,145,691,000



132,901,000


FY2006/2007p**
BS
Approved Budget

1,338,971,000

1,269,560,000



162,356,000


** Provisional estimates from the unaudited accounts.
The Public Debt amount is inclusive of The Public Corporations contingent liability which as at June
30, 2005 totalled BS505,687.000.


THE GOVERNMENT Of THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAIMAS
BAHAMAS REGISTERID STOQK 2021. 2022. 2023, 2024.2025 AN12026


FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY \
APPLICATION No_
ALLOTMENT No.__
DATE:


The Registrar
c/o The Central Bank of The Bahamas
P.O. Box N-4868
Nassau, Bahamas

Sir:


I/We hereby apply ftrhe following amount of Bahamas Registered Stock:

Ir.nerr below the jmourn applied ior
in Units of B$100


5/32% Above Prime Rate Bamas Registered Stock 2021 B$
3/16% Above Prime Rate Btmas Registered Stock 2022 B$
7/32% Above Prime Rate Baias Registered Stock 2023 B$
1/4% Above Prime Rate Bahas Registered Stock 2024 B$
9/32% Above Prime Rate Bah s Registered Stock 2025 B$
5/16% Above Prime Rate BahalA Registered Stock 2026 B$


and undertake to accept any less amount which may otted to me/us.

I/We enclose B$ in payment for the Stock applied for.

In the event of the full amount of Sto\) applied for above is/are not allotted to
me/us, I/we request that the sum refundable to me/us be apld for the following Stock:

% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$
% Bahamas Registered Stock B$


BANK DRAFTS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE CE _I\L BANK OF THE BAHAMAS.


1. (One Person)
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Name in Full (BLOCK LETTERS, state whether Mr., Mrs., or Miss andes if any.)

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be given below.)

Ordinary Signatures

Names in Full '

And/OR

Address


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I/We hereby request semi annual interest to be paid to:

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BTC's


launch


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT The Bahamas
Telecommunication Company
will begin VoIP services on
Wednesday with the launch of
its newest VIBE service to cus-
tomers on Grand Bahama.
The company is also intro-
ducing the popular Blackberry
product, which will help to
improve productivity level for
individuals and companies in
the Bahamas.
Leon Williams, acting presi-
dent of BTC, said new services
and products puts BTC on the
cutting edge of innovations so it
can remain competitive with
competitors such as Vonage,
which earns millions from cus-
tomers in the Bahamas.
During a special media lun-
cheon at the Westin at Our
Lucaya Resort, Mr Williams
and a team of associates at BTC
introduced various new prod-
ucts and services coming on
stream.
In addition to the VIBE ser-
vice, BTC is also launching, a
new online service .called/
EZPAY, which gives customerYV
the ability to personalise tihe
service and pay bills online. /
- Mr Williams reported tY
BTC experienced signifit
losses in long distance revue
in less than five years as a/'sult
of the illegal VoIPs.
He noted that the company
has received approval bm its
board for $40 million further
develop the "next g/ieration
network" that w!1 allow
Bahamians to get ole televi-
sion, internet servicA and VoIP
all on one single lii coming to
their homes.
"When Baharins use VIBE

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in the Bahamas it benefit box andcome L
macro and micro econo to our SL n
the Bahamas as oppo to doesn't pay B
Vonage, which cont tes Vonage does no
nothing to the econn sa here and peers
Mr Williams. card and the m
M rWiigtothe utive, the country."
According to the Mr Willianr
the $90 million J venue Mr William
distin 2002 earned $261 mi
earned for long 5 to $40 He noted tha
by BTC dropped $300 to 400 m
million in 2006. $300 to 400
He said manyidents and telephone netv
major businesssuch as the to put in a DS
financial service ctorand off- spends $145,0
shore banks,e using illegal connect inte
Vo serviceBahamas to th
P service mine who has "So when we
it and we ut it off, but we a Bahamian t.
opted not e had indepen- jobs, and what
dot wnor ne that noted that Bahamas. Am
aent wo ancial services and BTC have to b
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N By DENISE MAYCOCK
STribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT A Bahamian
garment manufacturing compa-
ny is being praised for the high-
standard and competitive prices
of quality garments that are pro-
duced at its facility on Grand
Bahama.
SEsor Garment Manufactur-
ing Company, situated at Cedar
SStreet, has been in business
-since 2000; manufacturing gar-
ments for various government
,agencies, including the Royal
Bahama Police Force.
r Last week, officials at
, Bahamas Agriculture and
Industrial Corporation (BAIC)
visited the facility, where a total
' of four persons are presently
Ci employed a tailor, two seam-
stresses, and two assistant
helpers.
Ms Madelyn Bowe, manag-
Ser/owner, said the business is
, doing well.
SThe company manufactures
company uniforms, jackets,
pants and school PE shorts and
skirts, chef jackets and hats.


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about all kinds of uniforms and
we also order uniforms from
abroad at competitive prices,"
said Mrs Bowe.
In support of Esor, BAIC
assistant manager Rudy Sawyer
said the corporation has made
orders with the company to pro-
duce a batch of garments for
the BAIC office in Freeport.
Mr Sawyer received the first
order of shirts embroidered
with the corporation's logo last
week during an official visit at
the garment factory. He stated
that BAIC's mission is, more so
than any other government
agency, "to support the creation
and development of local busi-
ness and domestic investors."
"We demonstrated that man-
dated support in the most tan-
gible way by ourselves con-
tracting with the local manu-
fa'cturer of the shirts and blous-
es for our staff. And today it is a
proud moment for us to be here
to receive these garments from
Esor Garment Manufacturing
Company."
Mr Sawyer stated that BAIC
assisted Esor in the preparation


of their business in 2000. He
said the corporation has also
made arrangements for the
company to receive technical
training in garment manufac-
turing through a similar com-
pany in Barbados.
He commended the opera-
tors for continuing to remain in
business despite the economic
challenges in Grand Bahama.
"They have been established in
Freeport since 2000 and they
continue to survive the expect-
ed, and unexpected, hurdles of
establishing a business. We are
proud of them."
Mr Sawyer said the compa-
ny has proven its capability of
producing garments for a num-
ber of the larger businesses on-
Grand Bahama, as well as for
companies in the Family
Islands.
He encouraged more busi-
ness owners and operators to
support Esor in producing their
uniforms for their companies
and businesses. '
"Their quality is of a high
standard and their prices con-
petitively advantageous, and
-they are here," he said.


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This is not Wallace Groves' Freeport


W HEN Wallace
Groves, the Ameri-
can financier from Virginia,
approached the Bahamas gov-
ernment in 1955 about building a
town in Grand Bahama, no
doubt he had profits on his mind.
After all he was a businessman.
Groves envisioned making his
profits from catering to tens of
thousands of tourists from the
nearby booming economy of
post-war America and by the
building industry.
Both the tourists and investors
in industry would be interna-
tional clients who would bring
wealth to the Bahamas rather
than take wealth from it or rely
predominantly on residents in
Grand Bahama to enrich them-
selves and Mr Groves.
Herein is the great difference
between the principals of
Freeport today and Mr Groves,
the founder of Freeport, who.
signed the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement with Acting Gover-
nor A G H Brown on August 5,
1955.


Today, the principals of the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) get much of their prof-
its from Bahamians residing in
Freeport, not international
clients. By selling essential ser-
vices such as water, electricity
and waste elimination to resi-
dents of Freeport and Grand
Bahama. the present owners of
the GBPA make millions of dol-
lars for themselves.
In addition, these principals
earn good profits from their
ownership of the one harbour,
the one international airport and
mainland development compa-
ny in Freeport.
Finally, the owners of the
GBPA raise substantial revenue
from the licence fees levied on
those who operate in the Port
area. If ever these fees exceed
the expenses of the Port, the
owners get to claim them as div-
idends to themselves.
Given that 85 per cent of the
licensees of the GBPA are
Bahamians, it is likely that the
bulk of the revenue here is
derived from Bahamians, as is


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the case for the other profit cen-
tres.
Under Wallace Groves' mod-
el of Freeport, wealth would flow
into Freeport from the ever
expanding market of interna-
tional tourists and investors.
Both groups would rely on the
global economy for their wealth
rather than the local Bahamian
economy.
In particular, international
businesses that located to
Freeport to take advantage of
the many tax concessions would
have international customers as
their main market. In no way
could Mr Groves have imagined
that his investors in industry in
Freeport would rely heavily on
local customers to sustain them.
Rather, he envisioned Freeport's
industrial centre being export
driven, selling its goods to the
huge North American market in
particular.
Had this model prevailed in
Freeport, we would likely have
today a vibrant city, the economy
of which flourished from a
dynamic tourism sector and


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export-oriented industry. Under
this model the local market
would have enjoyed significant
economies of scale as its client-
base would have been extended
by its service to the world com-
munity.
Indeed, it is possible that
under this model, Freeport
would have been the largest
earner of foreign reserves for the
entire Bahamas and its popula-
tion might exceed 100,000 per-
sons, greatly alleviating the strain
on the capital.
Today, however, Freeport is
only a shadow of this model and
of its potential. Tourism exists
but only meagrely and it is sick-
ly. Industry exists but sparsely
and in many ways it is anaemic.
Our Lucaya, the most recent-
ly built resort, speaks of what
could be and the Freeport Con-
tainer Port, a major transship-
ment facility, screams of what
might have been. If both types of
businesses had been pursued
abundantly and consistently
from the days of Wallace Groves
to now, Freeport would likely
rival some of the major cities of
the USA.


THE TURNING POINT

T his did not happen.
*. Instead, at some point,
those who succeeded Wallace
S Groves took a different turn.
They saw that while they could
attract an investor here and an
investor there, they could enrich
Themselves much more by pri-
vatising and monopolising the
essential services and land devel-
opment enterprise in the city.
Under this model, whatever hap- '
opened to tourism and industry
52 in Freeport, they and their inher-
itors would do well.
Under this model, the local
economy became the principal
i. agency of wealth, meaning that
S the bulk of the wealth would not
*" flow into the. economy from
without but would be generated
S from within. How was this
,' ', 31 elah to be generated? Bahami-
ans would obtain licences from
I the GBPA and start businesses
of their own.
Who would be their cus-
tomers? Their customers would
be tourists and residents of
S Grand Bahama. Tourists would
get their money from. home and
residents would get their money
working in hotels, driving taxis
or other tourism-related activi-
ties. Alternatively, residents
would earn money by working


G O


LAIN


for the few businesses in industry
or the GBPA or government.
At the end of the day, this was
primarily a circular flow that
could be either vicious or virtu-
ous. It would be vicious when
the tourists were not coming in
any great numbers to Freeport
and/or not spending a great deal
of money.
As a result, the residents
would make little money to
spend with the local businesses.
As a result of that, the local busi-
nesses would struggle and the
economy would go into a tail-
spin. This would be even worse if

The principals of
the GBPA... are
getting a lot more
than most licensees
for whom the
Freeport dream was
first envisioned.

tourism and industry in Freeport
were not growing, as it is the case
today. The opposite would hap-
pen if things went well.
Notwithstanding the pain that
residents feel from the sickly
economy of Freeport, for the
most part the principals of the
GBPA remain in good shape.
Why? They are OK because,
people in Freeport must have
water, electricity and waste elim-
ination services, which they must
buy from the monopolies owned
by the principals of the GBPA
and their partners.
Additionally, businesses hop-
ing that things will get better one
day, a hope they have had now
for decades, continue to pay
something on their licence fees
and services charges. The har-
bour and airport continue to be
used and the coffers of the prin-
cipals continue to enjoy cash
inflow. Land continues to be sold
and service,charges paid, again
enriching the coffers of the prin-
cipals of Freeport and their busi-
ness partners.
The principals of the GBPA
may not be getting all they
would like from their ownership
in Freeport these days but they
are getting a lot more than most
licensees for whom the Freeport
dream was first envisioned. The
principals of the Port are better
shielded from hard times than
licensees because they provide
essential services that are more
robust than the non-essential'
goods and services that their
licensees sell.


Today in Freeport, the most
stable businesses are the profit
centres of the GBPA, the food
stores namely Winn Dixie,
FOCAL the monopoly gas sup-
plier, and government services.
The businesses that export are
also fairly safe because their
markets are abroad.
The local businesses that sell
predominantly to local residents,
however, are in a precarious sit-
uation. Most continue to survive
but growth is minimal and com-
fort is an illusion. Why? Because
Wallace Groves' model of inter-
national capital inflows to fuel
the growth of a city was aban-
doned for privatised monopolies
to generate capital flows from
the pockets of locaFresidents to
coffers of rich principals. Unless
this changes the city of Freeport
will never realise its full potential.
BOOBOOO PRIZE"

Accept my boobooo prize"
for listing 1965 as the year
we got rid of minority rule when,
in fact, it was 1967. Actually, I
realized my booboo before any-
one "clued" me in. You see, I
wrote that article on a cruise ship
and vacillated between whether
1965 or 1967 was the date.
I confess to having a memory
that sometimes is uncertain of
exact dates, "former minister"
and all. Woe is me for this flaw!
I wrote 1965 down tentatively,
fully intending to verify the same
when I got home.
However, by the time I got
off the ship, cleared customs and
got home that Wednesday, the
day before the column was pub-
lished, it was about 5pm, long
past the deadline for submitting
my article.'
Eager to turn the article in, I
forgot to verify the date and
emailed it to The Tribune. About
9pm that night I realized that I
did not verify the year and that
1967 and.not 1965 was the year
minority rule ended. By that time
the deed had been done and
there was nothing I could do.
I fully expected someone to
point this error out and feel no
pain in them so doing, even if in a
somewhat mean-spirited manner.
If, however, for this boobooo" I
cannot be forgiven as someone
suggested because it is not always
true that "to err is human but to
forgive is divine", then more pow-
er to those who believe so.
THOUGHT FOR THE
WEEK

G od bless the merciful
and may the merciless
never find themselves in need of
forgiveness.
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posed billion dollar i'nvestm'n.';.
underway in the ciury.
Veronica Owe s, pariais usn-.
tary secretary in tile Min*iiy of
Education, Science and Tcch-
nology, addressed about 200,
students who were officially
inducted into the progrannite'C
at Workers House.
"Each of you can make a.
valuable contribution to the suc-e
cess of one or more of these
projects and at the same time
assist in the development of our
beautiful country," Ms Owens.
told the students from public:
and private schools.
"You can carve out a ;u -0
ductive, life for yourselves and'
your families if you seize tihc'
opportunities presented to you.
now, and become professional-
ly trained in your chIos_ itc!h K -:
nical career."'
Miss Owens said all Bal ;ai-
ans should support any prrl-
gramme developed in the crm-:.
try that focuses on, enhai:ic-
ment of learning by youth.
"It is our duty a d that of the-
Ministry of Edvi,;aion, Scincitce
and Technology t'; ,encourage
all students to continuously take .
advantage of -ew incentives iii,
their quest io 1 b ..cnfr pr.odue -
tive citizens," she said.
The Technical Cadet Corp
Programme, established 16
years ago, provides opportuni-.
ties for young people to discov-
er their interests, to iealna skills,
and reinforce .the knowledge
gained in thec classrooms, and
also enable tem to further theii
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technology, Miss Owens said
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understand that aspect of dailyK "
life.
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of Daniel's death.
"No, that is incorrect. Yes a
question was asked of me whether
or not a third person was in the
room. I said that I could not con-
firm that. What I could say is that
based on the police report there
may have been other persons or
person in the room."
Ms Virgill said that she has spo-
ken with Ms Smith and would not
disclose anything she has dis-
cussed with her with the press as
she vill be called as a witness in
the inquest.
Mqs Sith's legal representative,
Michael Scott of Callenders and
Co. said that she is .still in the
Bahamas. He would not say
where she is staying.
"She is in seclusion with her
family and friends as you would


Son's death FROM page one


expect any parent who has sus-
tained this kind of loss you
would expect them to be in that
situation," he said.
Magistrate Virgill said that she
is guarded in the amount of infor-
mation that she will release at this
time as the police investigation is
still ongoing.
"What I'm saying is, on exami-
nation of the body there are no
visible injuries to the body. No
physical injuries. And that is why
you need an inquest, because even
though you have the medical
cause of death, we need legally to
have the legal cause of death. So
when I use the word no external
injury we are talking about phys-
ical injuries," she said.


Family Islands observed the
machines and questioned their use.
Persons from the Gaming Board,
he said, subsequently conducted an
investigation and determined that
they were, in fact, gaming machines.
"They are really restricted items,"
Mr Rolle explained yesterday.
"There are some people who
import these machines and simply
list them as games and not gaming
machines," he said.
Mr Rolle noted that Customs
officers are being assisted by the
police in their seizures. However,
he added, customs officers have a
standing search warrant that allows
them to go anywhere reported to
have or suspected of having uncus-
tomed or restricted goods.
Secretary to the Gaming Board


Machines
Bernard Bonamy said: "The law
states that slot machines can't be
brought into the country without
the permission of the Hotel Corpo-
ration and the Gaming Board and
must be confined to casinos.
"A number of business propri-
etors go abroad and purchase these
machines and say that they are
amusement machines. We found
out that they were slot machines.
However, as the Gaming Board
only has authority over casinos, the
Customs department was called to
step in," he said.
Mr Bonamy said that amusement
games are legal. However, it has
also been discovered that these, too,
are being converted into gaming
machines.


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"I believe every man has a right .
to his day in court, I don't dis- "'
pute that. It's just this pretend- 1
ing he is some sort of hero that is ..
fundamentally wrong," he said.
Some members of the Knowles
family and some residents of his' I
old neighbourhood in Fort Char-
lotte have in the past described ,
the suspected drug lord as the
area's "Robin Hood."
Some people in Fort Charlotte
have gone so far as to call him a
"folk hero", who will be remem-.
bered for distributing gifts to chil- :.
dren going back to school and at
Christmas time. I
Mr Dupuch, however, pointed K3
out that these actions by Knowles
should in no way cloud Bahami-
ans' view of the man.
"So he was generous, that's
good. But so was Al Capone. In
fact he was one of the most gen-
erous men around at the time, he
had bread lines for the people
and everything, but that doesn't
excuse his involvement in slav-
ery, prostitution, corruption and
all the other crimes he commit- '
ted," he said. '


Hospital


FROM page one


She said the hospital is being
quite forthright with information
regarding the unfortunate death, ..
but expressed her disappointment .
in the way that some reports had .,
reflected health care and by
extension, journalism in the
Bahamas.
"It is unfortunate how such
irresponsible reporting can have
an impact to our detriment, espe-
cially in a situation of such mag-
nitude," Ms Rassin said.
Ms Rassin said that Doctors
Hospital is passionate about pro-
viding quality heath care to the '
country's residents and visitors.
"We would once again like to
extend our sincerest condolences
to the friends and family of .'*
Daniel Wayne Smith, and we'd .
encourage the press to be sensi-
tive to the family's loss and give ,
them the opportunity to grieve "
during this time. We would like to 0
thank our associates for their con-
fidentiality, professionalism, and
respect given to our patients and ,
visitors at this time," she said.
Senior director of communica- *
tions at the Ministry of Tourism
Basil Smith said that when deal-
ing with situations that portray >-
Bahamians in the international '.
media, it is important to steer *'
clear of speculation and""
"hearsay".
"I'm glad that it was made per-,
fectly clear that the health care#'
people receive when visiting the-*
Bahamas is equal to any received
at the best institutions anywhere .
in the world. But people need to *'
really avoid speculation and'.
hearsay or anything of that sort at. 1'
this time.
"I don't think there was any
serious damage (to Tourism), but
thankfully we don't see this mat-' -
ter being directly tourism relat-,
ed. But we do deeply sympathize'
with the mother who is bereaved
- but beyond that we don't have
anything else to say on the mat-
ter," he said.
However, Ms Smith's local,
attorney Michael Scott of Cal- .
lenders and Co, was not as for-p4
giving in his opinion of the cov-;"
erage from the local press.
"Let me say this, I watched the
Larry King Live programme last,*
night, and I saw a representative,.
a journalist, or an apparent jour-#"
nalist from The Guardian mak-;'
ing those claims, fanciful claims*,
on being interviewed by Mr King.-,,
I don't know where she gets her',
information from, I certainly have,-:
not heard that. '
"That certainly has not!
emerged from any injury or evi-.
dence that I understand has been`#
laid before the authorities, and rI'
think it is sheer speculation. It's%
irresponsible speculation, let me'
point out, and I think that Thei
Guardian needs to take a closer.
look at its operation," he said.
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rection of its Monday report on '
page 10 of yesterday's edition. ."
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tion did not satisfy the hospital. ,5
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mented, "but we expected things to be further along than this." She
pointed to several repairs still being made.
Some teachers have not been able to get into their classrooms to .'
put up educational charts, and several classrooms are being used for "
storage, another teacher said.
According to an FNM release, "The teachers have expressed
fear for the safety of students and themselves created by the constant
presence of large equipment on the campus, which also caused a
major distraction to students."
The FNM is also deeply disturbed by reports that trailers, which
are used as classrooms, are not solidly grounded and do not afford
easy access for teachers, especially women.
Teachers at A F Adderley have urged parents to work with them. *
One teacher commented that she was a little disappointed in the .
parents.
"When the parents see the condition of the school grounds, I hope
that they would show their concern for their children. Education is
not only the teachers' responsibility, but also the parents," she said. ': '
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AN Egyptologist who inves-
tigated two hills in central
Bosnia believed by some'to be
ancient pyramids on Wednes-
day recommended that archae-
ological digs be carried out
there, according to Associated
Press.
After investigating the two
hills for a week, Dr Mohammed
Ibrahim Ali, a professor of
Egyptology in Cairo, said
nobody should be jumping to
conclusions but having in mind
everything he had seen in
Visoko, his recommendations
would be that "it is worth dig-
ging here".
"You have to be patient. This
might take decades," he said;
No pyramids are known in
Europe, and there are no
records of any ancient civiliza-
tion on the continent ever
attempting to build one.
SHowever, the theory that at
least two oddly shaped hills near
the central Bosnian town of
Visoko might be ancient pyra-
mids covered by;dirt and vege-
tation was proposed by an ama-


teur researcher last year.
Semir Osmanagic, who has
been investigating Latin Amer-
ican pyramids for 15 years,
organized excavations on the
Visocica and Pljesivica hills,
about 20 miles northwest of
.Saraje o, in April.
His team made up mostly of
volunteers found that the
2,120-foot (650-meter) Visoci-
ca hill has 45-degree slopes
pointing toward the cardinal
points and a flat top. Under lay-
ers of dirt, workers discovered a
paved entrance plateau,
entrances to tunnels and large
stone blocks.
When digging at the neigh-
bouring. smaller hill of Pljesivi-
ca. the team discovered pave-
ments on variouslevels of the
hill.
The theory has been disputed
by a number of local and inter-
national experts, who claim that
at no time in' Bosnia's history
did the region have a civiliza-
tion able to build monumental
structures.
In June, a British archaeolo-
gist rejected claims that Viso-
cica is a man-made structure.
Professor Anthony Harding,

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pean Association of Archaeol-
ogists, visited the site and said
the formation was natural.
This did not discourage
Osmanagic's team, which mean-
,while excavated more pavement
.and stone blocks and sought
help from Egypt.
Ali said Osmanagic's findings
raise many questions, and the
answers are worth looking for.
He said he could claim with
certainly that the pavements on
the Pljesivica hill "cannot be
naturally composed."
* "What we are missing here
are artefacts, organic material.
But this kind of work should
continue until facts are found,"
he said.
However, Bosnia has little
archaeological expertise. Teams
of experts should be working
on the hills simultaneously but
the country does not even have
an archaeological institute and
should -first establish one, he
recommended.
"Start now! This is the time
You are just scratching the sur-
face. There is a lot to do here.
Egypt can help you with
experts," he said.


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Chinese premier visits


Germany as trade booms


* GERMANY
Hamburg
CHINESE Prime Milimstei
Wen Jiabao praised his naii onc
relationship with the European
Union as "complementary,''
and insisted that China does not
pose a threat to any other coun-
tries, in an address Wednesday
to a German conference,
according to Associated Press.
Wen arrived in Germany's
largest port city after a visit to
London and the EU-Asia busi-
ness summit in Helsinki, Fin-
land, during which China's gal-
loping economy was a dominant
theme. The emergence of China
as an economic superpower is
making the country's leadership
much in demand in Europe.
In an advance release of his
address to the "China meets
Europe" conference here, trans-
lated into English, Wen praised
China's relationship to the EU
as "stronger than ever before."
"Economically, China and
the EU complement each oth-
er," Wen said. "China has main,


tainted sustained and fast eco-
nomic growth and has a huge
market and abundant supply of
labor. The EU is developed,
ad\ anced in technology and rich
in capital resources."
Within the EU, Germany is
one of China's most important
trading partners, with US$77.6
billion worth of goods flowing
between the countries in 2005.
Wen also reiterated a com-
mitment made to British and
Chinese business leaders in
London on Tuesday night to
respect intellectual property
rights, saying the country would
improve its mechanisms for
strengthening both administra-
tive and legal protections.
"We must make sure that in
China steps taken to protect
intellectual property rights are
hard as steel rather than some-
thing soft like bean curd," he
said.
In London, Wen also vowed
that China would maintain its
openness for companies. That
is important for companies who,
despite seeing the potential for


profit, must also contend with
human rights questions.
"With the balance of trade
moving rapidly in favor of Asia,
due mainly to the rise of China,
the EU has become increasing-
ly focused on this aspect of rela-
tions," said Rachna Uppal and
Tanja Vestergaard, analysts
with London's Global Insight.
'"However, the relationship has
been accompanied by rising
trade friction, as the EU has
continued to push relatively
unsuccessfully for China to
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* CARACAS, Venezuela
VENEZUELAN Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez is more
than three times as popular
among potential voters
than his chief rival, who
saw his numbers more than
double, less than three
months before December's
presidential elections,
according to a survey pub-
lished Wednesday.
According to Associated
Press, results of the survey
Carried out by the local
Datanalisis polling firm
showed that 58 percent of
those polled in August said
they intended to vote for
Chavez.
In June, 55 percent said
they would vote for him.
Support for opposition
candidate Manuel Rosales
rose from 8. percent to 17
percent.
The Aug. 18-30 poll of
1,300 adults published in
the Ultimas Noticias daily
newspaper on Wednesday
had a margin of error of
2.7 percentage points.
Support
Jose Antonio Gil Yepes,
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SDatanalisis polling firm,
Said the surge in support
for Rosales coincided with
a.decision by other leading
opposition candidates to
drop out of the race and
rally behind the leading
contender.
S"He's gaining the votes
of the other opposition
Candidatess" Gil Yepes
said.
Rosales, the popular gov-
ernor of the western Zulia
state, and comedian Ben-
jamin Rausseo, are the two
prominent opposition can-
didates challenging
Chavez.
Support for Rausseo in
August was 1.4 percent,
according to the Datanali-
sis poll.
The comedian, who
announced his candidacy in
July, says he may pull out
of the race and. throw his
support behind Rosales if
the governor is ahead of
him in the polls prior to the
election.

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Sdates have registered to
run in Venezuela's Dec. 3
presidential election
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Chavez has accused the
United States of urging
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BAGHDAD, Iraq
THE chief prosecutor in
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trial demanded that the pre-
siding judge step down,
accusing him Wednesday of
bias toward the deposed
leader and his co-defendants,
according to Associated Press.
"You allowed this court to
become a political podium for
the defendants," roared the
prosecutor, Munqith al-
Faroon, as judge Abdullah al-
Amiri listened.
Saddam thundered Tues-
day against "agents of Iran
and Zionism" and vowed to
"crush your heads" after lis-
tening to Kurdish witnesses
tell of the horrors committed
by the fallen regime two
decades ago.
Al-Faroon alleged that al-
Amiri was giving Saddam the
time to make "political"
statements that were irrele-
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"For instance yesterday,
instead of taking legal action
(against Saddam), you asked
his permission to talk," al-
Faroon said. "The action of
the court leans toward the
defendants."
Al-Amiri did not directly
answer the accusation, but
recalled how one successor to
the Prophet Muhammad was
known for allowing the
accused to voice their opin-
ions.
One of the "pillars of the
judiciary is to treat everyone
equally," al-Amiri said before
ordering that the proceedings
resume.
The trial was adjourned
until Thursday after the court
heard testimony from four
more Anfal survivors, includ-
ing a former Kurdish guerril-
la, Omar Othman, who said
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- meant in Iran and Germany
S7.


FORMER Iraqi Presi-
dent Saddam Hussein listens
to defence testimony during
his trial on genocide charges
at the fortified Green Zone in
Baghdad, Wednesday, Sept.
13, 2006. The chief prosecutor
in Saddam Hussein's genocide
trial against the Kurds on
Wednesday demanded the
presiding judge step down,
accusing him of being biased
toward the deposed leader
and his co-defendants.
(AP Photo/
Erik de Castro, Pool)

after suffering chemical burns
during an attack in March
1988.
Witnesses have told the
court about mass graves
where the bodies of their rel-
atives were found two
decades after they went miss-
ing in Operation Anfal, a
1987-88 campaign to suppress
a Kurdish revolt during the
final stages of the Iraqi war
with Iran. Saddam, one of
seven defendants charged
with genocide and other
offenses in connection
with the operation, accused
the Kurds of helping
Iran.
If convicted, Saddam and
his co-defendants could face
death by hanging.
The court heard more tes-
timony Wednesday from sur-
vivors including a former
Kurdishgtierrilla, Omar Oth-
man, who said he received
medical treatment in Iran and
Germany after suffering
chemical burns during an
attack in March 1988.
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dropped chemical weapons
on his village in February
1988.
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village and took our arii-


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by Saddam's forces against
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es of trying to sow ethnic
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* CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
ASTRONAUTS working to
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solar panel addition to the inter-
national space station lost
another screw to the void
Wednesday but made it through
a successful if arduous space-
walk, according to Associated
Press.
In a 7-hour, 11-minute space-
walk nearly 45 minutes
longer than planned Dan
Burbank and Steve MacLean
of the Canadian Space Agency
connected the solar arrays and
prepared the structure's joint
for an inaugural rotation later in
the day.
Once the solar arrays are
operating, the rotating joint will
move with the sun to maximize
the amount of power generated.
They eventually will supply a
quarter of the space lab's pow-
er when it is completed by 2010.
The spacewalking duo's con-
struction shift was not without
incident. The astronauts had to
remove more than a dozen insu-
lation covers and scores of bolts
while wearing bulky spacesuit
gloves, and the work wasn't
easy. One stuck bolt on a launch
restraint slowed down the
process. The astronauts strug-
gled together to get it loose,
with astronaut Joe Tanner,
inside the space station, help-
ing out.
"We sure appreciate you
answering that age-old question
from Mission Control how
many astronauts does it take to
unscrew a bolt," said astronaut
Pam Melroy in Mission Control
in Houston. "Apparently, it
takes three. Two outside and
one inside."
While MacLean was remov-
ing a cover on a crucial rotary
joint, one of the four bolts he
had for the task disappeared.
Another bolt had escaped dur-
ing a spacewalk Tuesday.
"I did -not see it go,"
MacLean said.
SpFaidebris.cL-r bedaincTr-
ous if it punctures space station
walls or spacesuits and can jam
crucial mechanisms. However,
spacewalkers have a long his-
tory of losing things in space.
In July, Discovery spacewalk-
ers lost a 14-inch spatula that
floated away.
There was no indication that
the latest missing bolt went into
the rotary joint or any other
space station mechanisms, and
the assumption is it floated
away, NASA spokesman Grey
Hautaluoma said. He said that
the astronauts simply used three
bolts for the task instead of
four, and that there shouldn't
be a problem with that.
MacLean ran into another
small problem a short time lat-


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he was trying to remove a
restraint on the rotary joint.
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then gathered the pieces in a
trash bag so they wouldn't float
away and went to a toolbox to
retrieve another.
Tanner and Heidemarie Ste-
fanyshyn-Piper, who conduct-
ed the first spacewalk, planned
to return for the third and final
spacewalk on Friday.
Before the mission, NASA
managers and the astronauts
had warned that the three
planned spacewalks to hook up
the new $372 million addition
to the space station during
Atlantis' 11-day mission could
be difficult.


"What they're doing is so
extremely critical, but very
repetitive," Tanner said before
the mission.
"We will work hard at not
getting lulled into boredom or
complacency."
Engineers have determined
that Atlantis' heat shield is in
such good shape free from
the type of the damage that led
to Columbia's disintegration -
that it is clear for landing at the
end of its scheduled mission
next Wednesday.
MacLean, in his spacewalk
debut, got a chance to infor-
mally inspect the shuttle's
underside when he posed for a
spacewalking photo.
"That's about as photogenic
as I get," he said.


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DOWN
1 Even managed not to fall off the
bicycle (8)
2 Of importance for a short time (6)
3 Alley an adder is crawling
round in (4,4)
4 Retaining one's balance, fight against
(6)
5 Having alotof land, making
a killing (8)
6 Relaxed, but not by
getting tight? (8,2)
7 An entertainer who's good, you'd do
wrong to upset (7)
8 Give up the occupation again, then
take it up again (6)
.11 To revoke it would be a
misfortune (7)
16 How delighted a mountaineer is on
reaching the peak? (6)
19 Only said it's not a gift (5)'
20 He's a spot upset (3)
22 Getting the ball to the green in the
open (5)
23 Said to the minstrel who gave you his
jacket? (6)
25 Talking nonstop in a
shaky voice? (8,2)
26 Tease the poor daily? (3)
27Mean the work to be in everyday
language (7)
, 30 "Impressive is laying it on (8)
31 Incline, in general, to fizzle out (8)
32 Insisted on having the damn
amendment in the document (8)
33 Focused on, when being taught (7)
35 Mean to, assume you'll forgive (6)
36 With hardly any grey hairs, out to be
flashy (6)
37 See as, when you are a
spectator (4,2)
YESTERDAY'S CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 1, Essay 6, P-O-pp-y 9,
Ber-tram 10, Chest 11, Rails 12,
Spear 13, Son-nets 15, Des(-pots)
17, Plot 18, Co.-gent 19, Gruel 20, D-
rear-y 22, Do-pe 24, So-t 25, Uberal
26, Man-la 27, Ab-b-ot 28, G-IV-en
29, Old boys 30, Weedy 31, Meaty
DOWN: 2, School 3, AB-sent 4, Ye-T
5, St-ops. 6, Paras-ol 7, OM-ar 8,
Pollen 12, Story 13, Spuds 14, Nonet
(tenon) 15, D-E-cor 16, S.-eel 18,
Celia 19, Gre-atl-y 21, Rouble 22,
Devise 23, Pa-rent 25, Limbo 26,
Moo-D 28, Gym


ACROSS
9 Yearns to have an assistant around;
close by (9)
10 Worried greatly about taking
on-is old (8)
12 Appeared heartless when one
mimicked (4)
13 Dilatory concerning spinster (6)
14 Wailing for an overhaul (7)
15 Such competition as there is to play
the assassin role? (3-6)
17 Getting stick for translating the notes
into Chinese (9)
18 Drew a figure wearing tattered
clothes (7)
20 Score a goral in, being smart (6)
21 The females have asnooze, we're
told (4)
24 Caught, many are put in an unheated
prison (8)
26 The telltale gun? (8)
28 The animals retreated in a rush (4)
29 Smart, nabbing ihe royal pearls! (6)
S31 Admitted by the key, kicked up a fuss
(7)
34 It prevents the leaves from
falling (5-4)
36 How the card player described the
big bang? (5,4)
38 Cut up, braise the last of the mutton
for the foreigner (7)
39 Streak to music (6)
40 On paper- blue (4)
41 Pressed on, fed up,
you confess (4,4)
12 A pebble on the beach? (9)
YESTERDAY'S EiSY S01IUTtOtiS
ACROSS: 1, Sprat 6, Tamed 9,
Gradual 10, Glory 11, Lends 12,
Cedes 13, Accedes 15, Era 17, Deed
18, Stones 19, Flies 20, Idlers 22,
SMere 24, Too 25, Aspirin 26, Slice
27, Cacti 28, Purse 29, Acrobat 30,
Verbs 31, Needy
DOWN: 2, Palace 3, Agreed 4, Try
5, Edges 6, Talents 7, Ales 8, Endure
12, Cells 13, Admit 14, Cello 15,
Enter 16, Aspen 18, Sense 19,
Frolics 21, Donate 22, Minute 23,
Rinsed 25, Actor 26, Sltab 28, Pan
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Partner bids One Diamond, nei-
ther side vulnerable, the next player
passes, and you have a partscore of
60. What would you bid with each of
the following four hands?
1. 4 KJ8 V A94 J62 + AQJ7
2. 4 94 V K6 KQ83 + AJ952
3. K7 Y K93 Q75 + K10642
4. AKQ62 V K4 K986 4 K8

1. Two notrump. A response of
two notrump to partner's opening bid
of one of a suit normally indicates a
balanced hand of 13 to 15 high-card
points with stoppers in the side suits.
Ordinarily, the opener is required to
continue bidding until a game is
reached.
But when the bidding side has a
partscore of 60, the two-notrump
response has a different meaning.
This is because one notrump would
constitute a game contract, so the
two-notrump bid, being one level
higher than necessary, amounts to a
slam try. Opener is not compelled to
bid again and, in fact, is expected to
pass with minimum values. The two-
notrump response with a partscore of
60 is usually based on 15 or 16 high-
card points.
2. Thre diamonds. The same
principle apples when responder
raises a suit one level higher than
necessary. This is intended to alert


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making a word, each letter may
be used once only. Each must
contain the centre letter and
there must be at least one nine-
letter word. No plurals
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 12; very good 19; excellent
25 (or more). Solution
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ACROSS
9 Hospital vehicle (9)
10 Makes bigger (8)
12 Midday (4)
13 Outcome (6)
14 Arrogant person (7)
15 Sport (9
17 Robot (9)
18 To lower (3,4)
20 Playroun
21 Painful (4)
24 Brown sugar (8)
26 Short pause
for rest (8)
28 Cooker (4)
29 Life-size fqure of
someone (6)
31 Rues (7)
34 Made-up (9)
36 Take apart (9)
38 Spanish drink (7)
39 Serviette (6)
40 Slight quarrel (4)
41 surround (8)
42 One responsible for
funds (9)


DOWN
1 Man-eating
human (8)
2 Overseas (6)
3 Undefeated (8)
4 Go back (6)
5 Long dry
spel (4,4)
6 xplainith
pictures (10)
7 Take for
granted (7)
8 Leave (6)
11 Surprised,
shocked (7)
16 Pressed clothes (6)
19 Topic (5)
20 Adriatic, say (3)
22 Very fat (5)
23 Mark of disgrace (6)
25 Number of people
present (10)
26 Flyin insect (3)
27 Admit (7)
30 Gifted (8)
31 Breathes (8)
32 Pullovers (8)
33 Attack b enemy
planes (3,4)
35 Doglike (6)
36 Warehouses (6)
37 Thin candles (6)


opener to the possibility of a slam,
but, as before, the jump-raise is not
forcing. It should also be noted that a
response of two clubs inasmuch
as it is sufficient to complete the
partscore is not a forcing bid, and
opener is free to pass.
3. One notrump. Without the
partscore, the normal response would
be two clubs. But a weak suit should
not be bid under partscore conditions
at a time when the opener is under no
obligation to bid again, since he
might pass with two or three small-
clubs. This could result in defeat if
the trumps were banked against
declarer.
The notrump response, however,
permits the contract to be made on
high-card strength alone, without
running the risk of an unlucky distri-
bution of the opposing trumps. With
11 high-card points facing an open-
ing bid, you should have no concern
about making seven tricks at
notrump.- if partner is willing to
accept that contract.
4. Two spades. The jump in a new
suit i.e, a jump-shift --is 100
percent forcing and compels opener
to bid again regardless of the nature
of his hand. The jump-shift differs
from the jump-raise,, which is merely
an invitational step toward a slam.
There is no upper limit to the
strength shown by a jump-shift.


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Alexey Shirov v Alex
Areschenko, Aerosvit Yalta 2006.
Former world finalist Shirov likes
to live dangerously on the
chessboard. The Latvian-born
grandmaster who now
represents Spain is always ready
to consider sacrificing pieces
and pawns for nebulous
compensation or, as here, to
boldly use his king as an
attacking weapon. His Ukrainian
opponent was too respectful.
Rather than allow the diagram,
Areschenko swapped off the
queens a few moves earlier and
settled for half a point when he
was on the brink of victory.
What should Black play?
Coulsdon hosts an open-to-all
speed chess event on Bank
Holiday Monday. Anyone from


STribune

Horoscope


By UNDA BLACK


THURSDAY,
SEPTEMBER 14


ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You may want to put pleasure before
business this week, Aries, but that is no',
a vise decision. Higher-ups are keeping :
their eyes on you, and it's imperative
you make a good impression.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
A new relationship has taken a,dowrn-
ward turn. Rest assured that it's not
your fault, Taurus, but rather a mutual,
acceptance that it won't work out.,'.
Seek greener pastures.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
You love to offer your opinion ..f
Gemini, but sometimes you coi'ime
across as callous. It may be better to"
hold your tongue if you have nothingi
nice to say.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You've been spending a lot of time
alone lately. Now you have the,
chance to get back out and enjoy'
what civilization has to offer. It will
boost your spirits tremendously.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 24
It is time to give up on a project
you've been tackling. Accept that it
is beyond your grasp and that it-
should be left to a professional.
Swallowing your pride is difficult,
VIRGO Aug 24/Iept 22
A new member of the family causes,
you to reevaluate your own life.
Virgo. It is time to take a hard look;
at the traits that bother you. Don't
worry, you'll have support.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You have finally found your career;
groove. Enjoy the rush that success,
brings in the weeks to qome. Friends'
and family are jealous of your happi
ness,.but it doesn't faze you.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
It will be a roller coaster of emotions
this week, Scorpio. Try to pull your-
self together and stay grounded!
Focus on your intellect to negate the
irrational feelings you have.
SAGHITARIUS -Nov 23/Dec 21:
Activity, activity. Keeping busy. is
the only way you'll make it through
the week, Sagittarius. Otherwise#
you'll find yourself with too mucd
time on your hands.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 206
Need some time away from it ai!f
Now is not the time for frivolous
adventures, Capricorn. People ard
relying on you to take change, not r,
avoid the issues.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
It's time to pitch in more, Aquarius,;
although y6u already do so much. A.
relative needs your help desperately,
so hop to it, and fast. You'll enjoy-
the rewarding feeling afterward. .4
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
If you're feeling like a failure, it's
probably all in your head, Pisces.
Those around you know how
capable you are. Cheer up.


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Chess solution 8202: 1.Rc4+! 2 Kxc4 Qb4+ 3 Kd5
Oc5 mate
Mensaqui 80. The sum of the aphabetical values
plus the number of letters in the place name gives the
number of miles.
One possible word ladder solution is CORN, con
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Attracting Chinese visitors





has tremendous potential





for boosting economy


(Fl,E phro)


m By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
Attracting Chi-
nese visitors to
the Bahamas
has a tremern-
dous potential
for boosting this countrys'
economy as each visitor from
that country spends an average
$1,000 while on holiday'.
Speaking at the China Shop
and Ship Conference yester-
day, Tourism Minister Obie
Wilchcombe noted that his
ministry had set about a delib-
erate and considered course of
action to identify regions of the
world that are fast becoming
important objects of the:
world's tourism marketing
efforts.
"We have looked at.these
.important regions, and based
on our strategy and potential
benefits, The People's Repub-
lic of China figures significant-
ly in our plans."
He noted that the Bahamas'
designation as an approved
destination for China in Feb-
ruary, 2005. is a significant
attraction for Chinese visitors.
According to Mr Wilch-
combe, as the living conditions
improve in China, it is pre-
dicted that the number of Chi-
nese travelling abroad will
increase by an annual growth
rate of 10-15 per cent.
This means, he explained,
that the number of Chinese
nationals travelling abroad in'


"We have
looked at
these important
regions, and
based on our
strategy and
potential
benefits, The
People's
Republic of
China figures
significantly
in our plans."'.
Obie Wilchcombe

2005 was expected to exceed
32 million and 56 million by
2010.
WVorld Tourism Organisation
predicts that number to exceed
10i. million by 2120l, making
China the number four tourist-
generatinrg country in the
world;
Noting these recent atistiics.
Mr Wilchcombe said nowhere
in the world is the economic
impact of tourism more clearly
seen than right here in The
Bahamas.
e "The wealth of this nation
. ,' n* on


literally depends upon the per-
formance of tourism. So, we
must constantly be aggressive
in our search for individuals
and groups for whom a
Bahamas vacation is well-suit-
ed. We must match our desti-
nation with the expectations of
suitable consumers We would
do well to attract the growing
numbers ot Chinese travellers.
'"Chinese travellers have an
amazing potential for boosting
our tourism economy. The
average spending for Chinese
travellerss s well over $1,000
per person. This does not
include air and hotel expendi-
tures. They devote 71.2 per
cent of their spending to shop-
ping for gifts'and souvenirs,
12.9 per cent to entertainment,
11.6 per cent to sightseeing. 1.2
per cent to stood, and 3.1 per
cent to other items, said Mr
Wilchcombe.
In addition to boosting the
SBahamian .economy through
tourism, Mr Wilchcombe noted
that Bahamians have much to
learn from the Chinese.
"As we get to know the Chi-
nese market and gain further
exposure to the talents that
they are renown' ned for, that is
their entrepreneur ial spirit and
their ability to trade. I hope
that we ma) learn from them
and become better traders our-
selves, as well as gain the abil-
ity to deliver well-designed
products at low unit cost and
increase revenue from such
areas as souvenirs and textiles,"
said Mr Wilchcombe.


Approval for



$180m port



expansion



expected


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE approval for a $180
million expansion to Freeport
Container Port is expected to
be granted in a few weeks,
which will allow the company
to accommodate and attract
more shipments through the
port, executive Raymond Jones
told delegates attending the
Global United Shipping Chi-
na Shop and Ship Conference.
The container port is one of
the largest in the world and, at
52 feet, is one of the deepest,
which allows it to bring in more
volume on much bigger ships.
"The larger the ship, the low-
er the price," said Mr Jones,
the chief operating officer. The
company's 700 workers are all
Bahamians, he said, noting that
only his boss is an expatriate.
Currenty the port moves 1.3
million containers each year.
Mr Jones reminded mer-
chants that there is tremendous
potential for them to use the
container port to become the
"wholesalers of the region."
Mr Jones noted that many


of the goods sent to this side
of the World at some point go
through the container port. He
suggested that merchants take
advantage of this by using the
facility to house their products
for export to other countries
in the region.
This sentiment was echoed
by Ned Brantley, a Global
United representative who
reminded merchants that they
can save substantial money by
ensuring that that their goods
were shipped to the container
port rather than to Florida.
, He explained that by having
a shipment terminated in Flori-
da, a merchant would have to
then arrange a new shipping
lease to ship the goods from
Florida to the Bahamas. That
new shipping arrangement
could be very costly.
Mr Brantley also walked
merchants through the process
their goods would take once
they were ready to be shipped,
explaining that there were myr-
iad options open to them.
The two men both stressed


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Chief hotel





executives





in training





retreat


Sdi RBovid single and multifamily home

t hs brace d 4 automated aningC poratonf Bahate s
L g lt oday ule6 t 0he m poht)mot Of Mrs, Annamarla DeGrepry to
Ma -yctoWd fR-RINCQ, with. rimanagement responsibility for the
busl]ne' ovraltai ktiooperatlbns: ,
RBC-FINCO haibeen- a liedling provider of single and multli.amily home
mortas to Bahamlinsfqir 53 years. Offering attractive Interest rates for Its
depositors, It -has branches and 4 automated banking machines located In
New Providence.and Freeport. RBC FINCO is owned 25 percent by more than
4,000 Bahamian shareholders, and 75-percent by its majority shareholder
Royal Bank of Canada,
"Mrs. DeGregoy has been an exemplary leader of our organization," said
Mr. Nathaniel Beneby, jr., Vice President and Country Head for The Bahamas.
"She brings tremendous industry knowledge and experience to this role,
which will help In building our business, while focusing on meeting the
needs of our customers and enhancing client satisfaction."
Mrs. DeGrgory has had a successful 17-year career with Royal Bank.
After Joining the firm In 1989, she.held a variety of positions Including Senior
Loan Officer, Branch Manager, Account Manager for Commercial Banking, and
Area Manager for Nassau East. Currently, she Is Manager of Customer Service
and Operations for New Providence & Grand Bahama, a position she has
held si~ri 2002.
She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple
Uniersty in Phlladelpha; PA, alter graduating from St. Augustine's College
High School She Is also an Associate of the Canadian Institute of Bankers

Mrs. DeGrego y hasr4bh n a member of the Rotary Club of South East
Nassau for thrpalst five yir and also-i a Board Member for St. Augustine's
SCole:geHi;ghScIhoot,, d r.
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -
The Caribbean Society of
Hotel Association Executives
(CSHAE), which brings
together the chief staff execu-
; tives from hotel and tourism
associations from the Bahamas
and across the Caribbean, is
meeting in Barbados this week
for a two-day workshop on
media relations and advocacy.
The training retreat, to be
held at the Island Inn Septem-
ber 14-15, is designed to guide
chief executives and presidents
of national hotel associations in
the Caribbean in enhancing the
flow and substance of accurate-
and timely information to the
media on the tourism indus-
try..
"The media, the fourth
estate, shapes public opinion,"
said Susan Springer, executive
vice president of BHTA and
president of the region organ-
isation CSHAE. "It behooves
the industry to be an effective
facilitator that stimulates com-
prehensive coverage of
tourism-related issues in order
to sensitize Caribbean resi-:
dents about the huge role of
tourism to the development of
healthier and wealthier com-
munities." .
Gil~ienti' tbkiil nature, the
training will make use of a cur-
rent research study funded by
the European Union to gauge
the expenditures of Caribbean
lodging establishments on
locally-provided goods and ser-
vices finding their way into
the local economy by support-
ing directly the well-being of


workers, local entrepreneurs,
professionals, small, medium
and large corporations, and
other economic sectors.
The interactive workshop
will be led by Brian Charles,
client services manager for
SFA Communications, who
brings a wealth of experience
in various aspects of marketing
and corporate communica-
tions.
Mr Charles will be support-
ed: by Emmy award-winning
journalist and author Andria
Hall, a former Fox News cor-
respondent and CNN news
anchor; and Bevan Springer, a
freelance journalist, communi-
cations advisor, and director
of the Caribbean Media
Exchange for Sustainable
Tourism (CMEx).
SThe two-day event is pre-
sented by the Caribbean
Regional Sustainable Tourism.
Development Programme
(CRSTDP) in conjunction with
the Caribbean Hotel Associa-
tion (CHA) and the Barbados
Hotel & TourismAssociation,
and the assistance of Bajan '
hotelier Peter Odle, president
of CHA; the Barbados
Tourism Authority; Island.
Inn;, Sandy Bay Hotel; John-
'son Sable's: and Tall Ships' '
The CRSTDP is a pro-
gramme supported by the
European Union to contribute
to economic growth and pover-
ty through increased competi-
tiveness and sustainability of
the Caribbean tourism sector.
As part of its support,,
CRSTDP will also sponsor the


attendance of hotel associa-
tion executives from all ACP
countries Antigua & Barbu-
da, the Bahamas, Barbados,
Belize, Dominica, Dominican
Republic, Haiti; Jamaica,
Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts' &
Nevis, St Vincent & the
Grenadines, St Lucia, Suri-
name, and Trinidad & Tobago.
Following the workshop, the
members of CSHAE will stay
on in Barbados to participate:
in a strategic planning session
to ensure that the work of the
grouping dovetails with that of
the umbrella body, CHA, as
well as with the memorandum
of understanding and cooper-
ation signed by CHA and the
Caribbean Tourism Organiza-
tion.
CSHAE is an independent
organisation for the profes-
sional development of nation-
al hotel association executives
of all member countries of the
* Caribbean Hotel Association
(CHA).
Member countries include
Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba,
Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,
Bermuda, Bonaire, British Vir-
gin Islands, Cayman Islands.
Curagao, Dominica, Domini-
can Republic, Grenada,
,Guadeloupe. Guyia'n Haitii '
Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico: -i
Cozumel, Mexico: Quintana
Roo, Puerto Rico, St Barthle-
my, St Eustatius, St Kitts &
Nevis, St. Lucia, Sint Maarten,
St Martin; St Vincent & the
Grenadines, Trinidad & Toba-
go, Turks & Caicos, and Unit-
ed States Virgin Islands.


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Tribune Business
Reporter
BANK of the Bahamas is set
to launch a new initiative in
partnership with a United
States mailing company that
will see them providing their
customers with a US mailing
address.
Speaking at yesterday's Chi-
na Shop and Ship two-day con-
ference held at the Wyndam
Nassau Resort and Crystal
Palace Casino, Tanya Wright,
an executive with the bank,
and president of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce,
announced that the new ser-
vice will soon be offered to the
bank's customers who hold
pre-paid Visa credit cards.
Mrs Wright said that this will
increase their customers' buy-
ing power by enabling them to
make purchases from compa-
nies which require a US:
address giving added value to
the card.
Touting the benefits of the
card, Mrs Wright said that it
eliminates the exposure that a
card holder may have if they
use a credit card online and
allows the benefits of setting
their own credit limits.
Mrs Wright's comments
came as she discussed possible
avenues of financing purchases
from China at the conference.
She also discussed the bene-
fits of the American Express
Corporate Card which has a
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52nk-1Hi 52wk-LoB Securit Pre.,ous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol EPS 5 Div S P.E Y.elo
1.85 0.59 ADaco Markels 1 74 1 74 000 -0 109 0O000 N. 0 00'
12.05 9.50 Bahamas PropertyFund 11.50 11.50 0.00 1.612 0.380 7.1 3.30%
7.50 6.55 Bank of Bahamas 7.50 7.50 0.00 0.738 0.170 10.2 2.27%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00 0.208 0.020 3.8 2.50%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.51 1.51 0.00 1,000 0.168 0.000 9.0 0.00%
1.49 1.10 Fidelity Bank 1.44 1.44 0.00 0.188 0.050 7.7 3.47%
9.60 8.81 Cable Bahamas 9.40 9.40 0.00 670 0.618 0.24b 15.2 2.55%
2.20 .1.39 Colina Holdings 1.88 1.88 0.00 0.009 0.000 208.9 0.00%
11.50 9.00 Commonwealth Bank 11.50 11.49 -0.01 1,175 0.943 0.600 12.2 5.22%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.16 5.22 0.06 0.130 0.045 39.6 0.87%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.283 0.000 8:8 0.00%
6.21 4.12 Famguard 6 6.15 6.16 0.01 1,725 0.539 0.240 11.4 3.90%
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Dear Madam,

ACCREDATON OgSUCCESSCOLI. QE.'S9XO ) SJRSE
I wrote with regards to the captioned, I have been advised to inform you that approval
has been granted in 1995 to approve Accreditation of courses done at the Associate
Degree level at Success College.
Since that time, Cabinet has also given its approval to award Public Officers a 7(a)
increment for having obtained additional qualification, thus allowing officers the benefit
of a transfer to an area oPtheir-decipltne or for a promotion.
The areas considered are: Business Studies, Information rechnotogy, Management,
Secretarial Studies, Technical and Vocational Sludies etc.
Congratulations are extended to Success CulleRe in iLi 'venture of providing higher
education for countless Bahamians, allowiiig them to fulfill thelrcareer goals.
S further information required, please conillat the undersigned at the Ministry of
,uhuc Service.


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EXXON ARCTICNEFT LIMITED


Pursuant to the provision of Section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000, notice is
hereby given that the above-named Company has been
dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant to a
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General
on the 10th day of August, A.D., 2006.

Dated the 13th day of September, A.D., 2006.


K. L.FLOYD
Liquidator of
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LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision
situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old single family residence consisting of
approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade
and level, however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The
grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5 foot chain linked fencing ,
and a low cement block wall to the front.
Appraisal: $162,616.00
service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left again after
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right ono the service left painted opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left again after
passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.


ABACO LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,
E, ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being
lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in the subdivision called and known as
Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey
building which is approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There
is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden
porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor
area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00

This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.


MUTTON FISH POINT
NORTH ELEUTHERA.
111W inia All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements containing
approximately 44,587.76 sq. ft., forming a portion of land known as Mutton
-'J g Fish Point. This site encompasses two structures.
The first building which is a commercial building houses a wholesale bar;
a restaurant with a private dining room area; and eight studio apartments
with one apartment completed to date, a gross floor area of approximately 4,995 sq. ft. + entrance porch area =
315 sq. ft. this building is approximately 60% completed, and is in very good condition.
The second building is just in the back of the first and is about 50% completed. However, the floor has not been
poured as yet, but is filled with quarry. The plumbing nor electrical roughing have been put in place. This second
building have a gross area of approximately 720 sq. ft. The area is complete with all utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $388,415.00
This said lot being one acre of land in an area known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwest
of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island Eleuthera one of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU) MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)
All that lot of land and improvements having an area of 40,000 sq ft being
portion of lot #120 of the original Murphy Town Corwn Allotments, Abaco,
Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom Bahamas. One of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This
2 bathroom, living room, dining area, family room, kitchen, study, property is comprised a single storey concrete structure consisting of
laundry and an entry porch. approximately 1,000 sq ft of enclosed living space, with three bedrooms,
one bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. The building appears
Appraisal: $188,406.00 to haverecently undergone refurbishment. The property is enclosed with
X Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy chain-link fencing and partially lanscaped.
----- .. Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner on the left then 1st
right, house is second on your right with garage. Appraisal: $144,350.00
This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco.

DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO) MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)
Lot #60 with a structure, lot.size 60 x 115 ft., 6,900 sq. ft., 10 ft., above
3 two bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an area for a sea level but below road level and would flood in a severe hurricane
small shop.Age 12 years the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Ithe duplex has dimensions of 60 ft by 30 ft partly of wood and partly
... -----r--i- Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front of cement blocks with one section virtually finished and occupied with
Street, being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A blocks up to window level and floor ready to be poured. The roof is
concrete block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in asphalt shingles, the interior walls and ceiling are, of lx6 pine and
design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the floor of ceramic tiles. The finished work is average/below, 2
the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors tfr am i. in d k va/o
ohe interior al ar ort b iing es heet rk and .o bedrooms, one bath, living/dining. The occupied portion of the structure
of vinyl tiles. is not complete. Age: 10 years old.
Appraisal: $220,500.00
Appraisal: $60,540.00

SAPPODILLA BOULEVARD, PINEWOOD GARDENS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MUST SELL LOT.NO. 433
SUBDIVISION (Lot No. 217) .- GOLDEN GATE SECTION 1 (NASSAU)
-T st S All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 217 of All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft., being lot No. 433 of
the subdivision known as designated as Pinewood Gardens, the said lthe subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the said
Subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas.
S This property is comprised of a 20 year old single family residence This property is comprised of a 28yr old single family residence consisting
consisting of approximately 992 sq. ft., of enclosed living space with 3 of approximately 1,342 sq. ft on enclosed living space with 3-bedrooms,
bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living/dining room, and kitchen, The land is on ...'. 2-bathrooms, living, dining rooms, utility room and kitchen. The land is
a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elivated on grade and level: however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
to disallow hte possibility of flooding during annual heaoin rainy perond i lo d valthe ih po- tib iity of loading during annual heav rainy periods
of the yeac. he grounds are fairly kepti-with improvements including driveway, walkway, yard is open. of he year. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including
Appraisal: $122,749.00 driveway, wwaJkw'a a3rd wow shrubs and trees. Yard is enclosed with chan
Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn into Kennedy Subdivision, linked fencing and.a concrete wall with iron gate to the front.
go all the way to T-Junction, turn right then first left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church Building, after passing Appraisal: $188,702.00
Mount Tabor take first left (Sappodilla Blvd), the subject house is about 400 yard on the right painted yellow trim green, Traveling south on Baillou Hill Road and make a left just pass the stop light at the junction of Carmichael Road,
with green and white door. follow the Curve around then first left again. At the t-junction turn left the subject house is the 2nd house right
painted pink trimmed white with wall in front.

1 LOT NO. 413 ST. MARTEEN ROAD, GOLDEN GATES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MUST SELL.
LOT NO. 46 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2
All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot 413
St. Marteen Road of the subdivision known and designated as All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot 46
Golden Gates No. 2, situated in the southwestern district of New of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates
Providence, Bahamas. Located on the property is a structure 2, the said subdivision situated in the Southwestern District
"a comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of
consisting of approximately 1,052 sq. ft. of enclosed living space a 20yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living/dining room, and kitchen. 1,854 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 4-bedrooms, 2-
This land is on grade and level and appear to be sufficiently ,i ... bathrooms, living/dining rooms, and kitchen. The land is on
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently
heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual
including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept,
with chain linked fencing. with improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs.
The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing and cement block wall to the front with wrought iron gate.
Appraisal: $144,297.30
'Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right onto St. Vincent Road which is the 4th corner after passing Appraisal: $180,678.00
the Golden Gates Shopping Centre. Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left on Dominica Drive, corner just after St Gregory's Church
Take 1st corner right Toria Street, then right onto St. Croix Road, turn left again onto St. Johns Road then the subject house is the 8th house on the right hand side painted light peach trimmed dark peach with
first left onto St. Marteen Road the subject property is the 7th house left painted white trimmed aqua. large mango tree in front.


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LOT NO. 68 WOODLAWN WAY WINTON HEIGHTS
(NASSAU)

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 14,897 sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the Subdivision known as Winton Heights, this property is comprised of a 26 year old 11/2
storey single family resident consisting of approximately 2,567 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths, upstairs and downstairs consisting of a foyer, guest
bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided by wall air conditioning units throughout the house
quality of construction and maintenance is fair as a good amount of remedial work is needed on the roof and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is seven years the
property is rectangular in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly elevated above the road to disallow flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds improvements
include a concrete wall with two double gates at the front with chain-link fencing otherwise, open patios at the front and back, and a 20,000 gal rainwater cistern under the front
patio overall, the grounds are attractive and well kept.
Appraisal: $387,647.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then second left to T Junction, turn right at T junction and the subject property is the third house right painted


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MUST SELL LOT NO. 47 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2
All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot 47 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates 2, the said subdivision situated in the Southwestern District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is currently vacant with
various bearing fruit, vegetable and flowering trees the land is on a grade and level; and appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, and is enclosed
with chain linked fencing.
Appraisal: $65,000.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left on Dominica Drive, corner just after St Gregory's Church the subject house is the 8th property on the right hand side and being a part of lot 46 that contains peach house with large mango tree in front.

NASSAU FORT FINCASTLE (no picture available)
Parcel of vacant land located on the north side of North Street approximately 12,347 sq. ft., (Appraisal $77,700.00) and ... parcel of vacant land having an area of 10,970 sq. ft., (Appraisal $69,300.00) both lots are within six hundred feet east of Reeves
Street and about 1/4 mile east of East Street. Zoning: Residential. Both lots are on hilly terrain, rising on moderate incline from roadside to the back.
Appraisal: $147,000.00
Heading north along east street, you will take the corner on the right before the Police Station on top of the hill (Prison Lane). As you turn on to Prison Lane you will take the second corner on the right that continues on to North Street. As you continue
left to North Street, the subject property will be located on the left side and is visibly marked by stakes on the road.
MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera,
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.; outwardly by a
30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon
Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately
2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.;
southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property
having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"
MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56
hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly
by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft.
with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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Accounts/Payroll Clerk

A vacancy exists in the Accounts Department for an Accounts/
Payroll Clerk. The successful applicant will be responsible for
assisting with the day to day operations of the Accounts and
payroll Department.

Skills Required:
Matured/responsible
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Knowledge of Quickbooks/Peach Tree Accounting

Minimum Education Required:
Associates Degree in Accounting

Applicants may apply in writing to: The Human Resources
Manager P.O.Box AP-59203, Nassau, Bahamas, no later
than 21st September 2006.


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We are seeking an Investment Project Administrator for an international life science venture fund.
The General Partner of a Bahamas Limited Partnership is seeking an Investment Pioject
Administrator to assist in the evaluation of investment opportunities in international nirk-',ts,
The Partnership invests in the life sciences field and is particularly interested in ideJ i il'
innovative approaches to prevent chronic diseases.
The job is specialized and requires that the candidate have a sound degree in Biology,
a minimum of 3 years research and hands on analytical and research experience.
Demonstrative expertise and experience in the development and monitoring of clinical studies
for an international pharmaceutical company, preferably in an international context is
paramount. Fluent English is a prerequisite, other language a plus. The candidate
will be based at the company's office in Nassau.
A competitive salary package commensurate with experience will be offered.
Please reply to Inventages Whealth Management Inc.,
Marlborough & Queen Streets,
P. 0. Box N -3026, Nassau for the attention of HUMAN RESOURCES- Ref: IPA
The deadline for applications is September 25th, 2006



COOK
A major Caribbean resort seeks to hire a qualified Cook
The Successful applicant will be responsible for preparing food items,
based on standardized recipes, for the Restaurant, Room Service,
Employee Cafeteria and Banquet, while maintaining the highest standards
to produce an appealing appetizing product. This successful candidate
is also responsible for ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation and safety in the
kitchen and work areas while minimizing waste and maximizing
cost/production ratio.

The successful candidate must have experience in culinary arts, a
high school diploma or equivalent and/or experience in a hotel or
related field preferred.

All interested applicants should forward a copy of their resume
with salary requirement to:

The Human Resources Manager, Box
__ ,c/o The Tribune, Nassau, Bahamas,
on or Before September 29, 2006

All resumes will be held in the strictest of confidence.


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Notice
Re: Armored Car Services
The Government of The Bahamas is seeking Armored
Car Services to service some of its revenue collection
sites. Interested firms may collect bid specifications
from:
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitefield Centre
West Bay Street
P.O.Box N-3017
Nassau, Bahamas
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The two-day China Shop and Ship Confer-
ence held. at the Wyndam Resort ,concluded
with presentations from Karlton Brown on glob-
alisation, Mr Li Sheng on establishing contacts
and distribution in China and Lawrence Palmer,
a representative of Insurance Management, on
protecting investment and finance options from
the Bank of the Bahamas by Tanya Wright.


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BSI

BSI OVERSEAS (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
BS1 Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an established
international Private Bank, with its headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland,
specializing in wealth management, is presently accepting applications
for the position of

INVESTMENT SPECIALIST


LATIN AMERICAIEUROPE


Candidates for the post of Investment Specialist Latin America/Europe
must have at least 10-years' experience at an international private
bank with particular focus on European & Latin American clientele
and emphasis on commitment to service excellence. The successful
candidate must have good understanding of local and Swiss
regulations, banking practices & standards and in-depth knowledge of
international financial markets and excellent capabilities in managing
relationships with clients, advisors & internal Relationship Managers.
Fluency in English, Italian and Spanish is required, and the position
entails travel. The job requires the individual to

- Research, develop and implement strategies for new bank
products
- Liaise with Relationship Managers, head office and third parties
regarding development of products
- Provide investment proposals and markets' analyses to
Relationship Managers and Senior Management
- Guide and assist staff in the training of bank's products
- Provide advisory services to sophisticated European and Latin
American clientele
- Manage allocated clients both in Europe and Latin America
- Cooperate with the Group's South American network regarding
business plan

The individual will report to the Head of Private Banking.

Resumes should be faxed to #702 1253 or mailed or delivered to the
offices of BSI, addressed to :-

Personnel Officer
BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited
Bayside Executive Park, W. Bay St. & Blake Road
P. O. Box N-7130
Nassau, Bahamas
(ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)
Only applicants having the above attributes will be contacted.


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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).

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The Westin and Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort managed by
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Prerequisites include:
S Exceptional Customer Relations Skills
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* Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
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* Ability to implement and maintain established standards and procedures.

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* Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or equivalent.
* 5-7 years experience in the management of spa, beauty salon and health
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* 3-4 years of accounting experience
* Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel
* High school or equivalent education.
* Bachelor's Degree preferred.

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Prerequisites include:


* High school education with some college preferred
S Minimum 3 years experience in food & beverage operations
S Previous managerial skills: including scheduling & forecasting
* Some knowledge of financial statements
S Self-motivated
* High energy

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* Minimum high school education with some college preferred
* Minimum 3 years as convention service manager working with group sizes
of 300-500 rooms
* Knowledge of property management systems, e.g. Delphi, Galaxy.
* Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, other Microsoft
programs

CULINARY
Prerequisites include:
* 3-5 years resort experience
* Multiple food outlets and high volume banquet operations.
* Should have knowledge in stewarding operation.
* 3 years experience as Asian Chef.

ENGINEERING
Prerequisites include:
* Minimum of 5 years experience managing different trade groups.
* Knowledge of computer systems
* Knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems
* Good communication (oral and written) and people skills
* Bachelor's degree preferred.

HUMAN RESOURCES
Prerequisites include:
High energy, independent thinker, action oriented person with the following
qualifications/experience:
* Bachelors Degree (preferably in Business Management) or equivalent
experience required.
* Minimum of 3 years working in Human Resources
* Excellent time management and planning skills necessary with the ability
to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
* Strong leadership skills with a sound understanding of accountability
S Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
S Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
All candidates must be of legal age and have the ability to perform the requirements of
the position and legally employable and have unrestricted ability to work in the Bahamas.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit package including relocation.

To apply:
1. E-Mail your Resume in Word.Doc on or before September 21, 2006 to
sharon.sands@starwoodhotels.com
2. No phone calls please.
3. Selected candidates will be contacted for interview appointments in Nassau
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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, KNESHIA LAVERNE
FORBES. of the, Leeward Palms Providenciales, Turks and
Caicos Island, intend to change my name to KNESHIA
'LAVERNE CLARKE. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.


THE BAHAMAS
SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003
", '' : 'QUALITY ASSUR DANCE COORDINATOR, 9
PRE-SCHOOL & SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Education & Training for Competitiveness Project
(ETC). The project will support the development and implementation of activities aimed
at improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian labour force. Part of the
proceeds of this loan is to ensure the development and publicity of the project. In
accordance with the Project report document, and under instructions from the Ministry
of Education, Science & Technology, Assistant Director of Education with responsibility
for the Pre-School Division and the Permanent Secretary coordinate, plan, design and
implement the following component of the SPTET Programme.
* Transformation and repositioning of the Pre-School & Special Education
Divisions of the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology.
Interested person are.therefore invited from individuals to provide services in the areas)
listed below:
1. Position reports to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education,
Science and Technology and the Director of Education and functionally to the
Project Manager of the CPMU.
2. Assist in the translation of project studies into projects,
3. Consult with the Project Manager on matters relating to budgets, cost approvals,
schedules, reports and review meetings.
4. Works closely with Assistant Director and Consultants in preparation of project
studies/activities.
5. As instructed by the Director of Education and the Permanent Secretary,
monitor and evaluate project implementation.
6. Conduct site visits and provide feedback which will inform the transformation
process.
7. Ensure timely execution of tasks/activities.
8. Assist the MOEST Permanent Secretary and Director of Education in defining
and strengthening policies on, TVET to meet the country's manpower needs.
9. Conduct site visits to assist in defining needs for TVET, particularly at the
secondary level.
10. Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Education in the writing of Terms
of Reference for consultants, and support the Assistant Director in coordinating
the work of the project consultants.
11. Assist in the coordination of training activities that is proposed for the
component.
12. Assist in the coordination of all other activities of the Pre-School & Special
Education Component of the SPTET Programme.
13. Assist in consultation with the Project Manager in preparation of programme
schedules.
14. Develop as guided by the Project Manager work breakdown structure for
component activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Professional post-graduate qualifications in Education.
Minimum of six (6) years experience in curriculum and instruction at the Pre-
School &/or Special Education level..
Ability to evaluate educational systems and to work effectively as a team
player.
Considerable experience in the development of work schedules.
Experience or training in managing projects.
Knowledge of Project Management.
Excellent Interpersonal and Communications skills.
Must be computer literate.
All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive no later than
Friday, September 29, 2006 and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
P. O. Box N 3913/14
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: Glenn W. P. Major
IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748
Fax: (242) 325-4660
Email: gmajoridbproject@yahoo.com


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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003
QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR,
STechnical &Vocational.Education & Training (TVET a'f
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) l
The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Support Programme for Transforming Education
& Training (SPTET). The project will support the development and implementation of
activities aimed at improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian labour
force. Part of the proceeds of this loan is to ensure the development and publicity of the
project. In accordance with the Project report document, and under instructions from the
Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and Director of Education, coordinate, plan,
design and implement the following component of the SPTET Programme.
Transformation and repositioning of the Technical & Vocational Education
& Training Secondary Curriculum (TVET).
Interested person are therefore invited from individual consultants to provide services in
the areas) listed below:
1. Position reports to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education,
Science and Technology and the Director of Education and functionally to the
Project Manager of the Project Management Unit (PMU).
2. Assist in the translation of studies into projects.
3. Consult with the Project Manager on matters relating to budgets, cost approvals,
schedules, reports and review meetings.
4. Work closely with Consultants in preparation of project studies/activities.
5. As instructed by the Permanent Secretary and the Director of Education, monitor
and evaluate project implementation.
6. Conduct site visits and provide feedback which will inform the transformation
process.
7. Ensure timely execution of tasks/activities.
8. Assist the MOEST Permanent Secretary and Director of Education in defining
and strengthening policies on, TVET to meet the country's manpower needs.
9. Conduct site visits to assist in defining needs for TVET, particularly at the
secondary level.
10. Collaborate with the Director of Education in the writing of Terms of Reference
for consultants, and support the Manager in coordinating the work of the project
consultants.
11. Assist in the coordination of training activities that is proposed for the component.
12. Assist in the coordination of all other activities of the TVET Component of the
SPTET Project.
13. Consult with Project Manager in preparation of programme schedules.
14. Develop, as guided by the Project Manager, work breakdown structure, for
component activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Professional post-graduate qualifications in Technical/Vocational Education or its
equivalent.
Minimum five (5) years experience in working in a Technical/Vocational training
environment.
Ability to evaluate educational systems (with emphasis on TVET) and to work
effectively as a team player.
Considerable experience in the development of work schedules for specialists in
the areas of TVET.
Training & Experience in managing projects.
Excellent Interpersonal and Communications skills.
Must be computer literate.
All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive no later than
Friday, September 29, 2006 and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
P. O. Box N 3913/14
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: Glenn W. P. Major
IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748
Fax: (242) 325-4660
Email: gmaioridbproject@vahoo.com


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PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, FRANCINE ROLLE. of
Sandilands Village in Sweetings Allotments in Eastern District
of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas, intend to change
my name to FRANCINE FRANCELIA ROLLE. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box N-742,.Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.


Bank of The Bahamas International
P.O.Box N-7118
Nassau, Bahamas


PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY

VACANCY NOTICE

Risk Manager II
Princess Margaret Hospital
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Risk Manager II, Princess Margaret
Hospital, Public Hospitals Authority
Applicants must possess the following qualifications:-
Bachelors Degree in Healthcare or Business Administration with a minimum of two years relevant experience.
Proficient use of a Personal Computer Software including presentation graphics and statisticalports.
Experience in healthcare environment preferred.
The Risk Manager II must be able to plan effectively, organize and direct various activities relating to risk
and insurance functions, and demonstrate effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of
the organization, including clinican, patients and families.
Job summary
The Risk Manager coordinates the hospitals risk management program, i.e., risk detection, assessment,
prevention and appraisal.
Duties:
1. Centralizes the risk program, maintains and coordinates the administrative activities and reports relating
to both internal and external risks.
2. Investigates and follow-up of potentially compensable events identified through the incident occurrence
reporting system.
3. Establishes hospital-wide methods to avoid, reduce or minimize risks inlcuding reviews of risk
management data and intra-departmental policies and procedures with department heads.
4. Reviews the language of pertinent hospitals policies and procedures to assure their defensibility.
5. Maintains close liaison and cooperation with Corporate Risk Manager and Legal Advisor for the purpose
of reporting, investigating, analyzing, setting and defending claims.
6. Confers with all departments of the institution including the medical staff as the need arises to investigate
a potential risk situation.
7. Develops and implements and evaluates patient/family complaint system.
8. Integrates risk management activities with quality assurance.
9. Coordinates risk management activities with medical staff, infection control, employee health, Legal
Advisor, Corporate Risk Manager, engineering, nursing, preventive maintenance, patient representative, etc.
10. Provides ongoing educational sessions and assistance, for relevant risk management issues, to all levels
of staff.
11. Conducts periodic appraisals of hospital management activities to determine program effectiveness.
12. Maintains current knowledge I risk management through attendance at local, regional and national
meeting and through review of current literature.
Letters of application, resume and three (3) references should be submitted, no later than 18th September,
2006, to the Human Resources Director, PublicHospital, AurhoritN PO0 Bu-, N-8200,or lstFloorCoporate
Office, DockendaleHouse, West Bay Street.



0I Bank of The Bahamas

INTERNAL IONAL
"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.
0 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:

6 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






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Notice
NOTICE is hereby given the AMONDIEU DUMERLUS
ELVERT, OF GOAL ALLEY, P. O. BOX SS 5951, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 14th day of SEPTEMBER, 2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ROBERT PIERRE, OF HANNA HILL
Eight Mile Rock, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the
7th day of SEPTEMBER, 2006 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,Freeport, Bahamas.








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. 0. Box CB 11903, Nassau, NP.


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Bahamas National Trust

'Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the Post of Executive
'Director of The Bahamas National Trust;,Nassau;-Bahamas.

Requirements for the post:

1. Minimum of seven years experience in senior administrative post. Experience
in the domestic or international civil service, NGO, regional or international
environmental agency or similar organization would be an advantage.
2. A relevant first degree, e.g. in Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences,
Conservation, Management or Administration (a Graduate Degree would be
an advantage).
3. Experience/Knowledge of the Bahamian natural environment would be an
asset.
4. Experience in capital fund raising would be an asset.

The successful candidate will:

1. Be the Chief Executive Officer of The Bahamas National Trust.
2. Be responsible to the President of the Bahamas National Trust and to the
Council for the effective management and operation of the Bahamas National
Trust and oversight of all national staff.
3. Oversee the day-to-day management and administration of BNT's annual
budget.
4. Serve as an Ex-Officio Member of the Executive Committee, and on all other
Standing Committees of the BNT Council or Executive Committee.
5. Be responsible for the maintenance of good public relations.

Specific duties of the post include but are not limited to:

1. Implementation of the Strategic Plan of the Bahamas National Trust.
2. Contribute toward the development of new policies and implement policy
decisions of the Council.
3. Stay informed and advises the President, Executive Committee and Council
on issues relevant to BNT mandate.
4. Review and report on the progress of projects and programmes.
5. Oversee management of existing national parks.
6. Manage the development/expansion of the national park system.
7. Provide leadership and oversight of BNT staff.
8. Coordinate with the Council and Executive Committee representation of the
BNT on Government Advisory Boards
9. Represent the BNT in all negotiations for the development of partnership
agreements with national and international affiliates.
10. Ensure the BNT's compliance with all relevant national laws and regulations.
11. Provide management oversight to ensure the protection of the legal position
of the BNT.
12. Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of all BNT real property assets.
13. Provide administrative support to the President of the BNT in the preparation
of agendas and documentation for Meetings of the Executive Committee; the
Council and the Annual General Meeting of the BNT.

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. In
additional to base salary the post of Executive Director receives Health Insurance
coverage, the use of a Trust vehicle, and annual vacation leave of 25 working
days.

Applications must include cover letter, candidates resume and three letters of
reference and will not be considered if all requirements are not met. Applications
should reach the Chair of the Search Committee, Bahamas National Trust, by -
Monday, October 16th, 2006. Applications may be delivered to BNT Headquarters
at The Retreat, Village Road, Nassau, or mailed via registered mail to P.O. Box
N-4105 Nassau, Bahamas so as to be received prior to the deadline stated above.
No electronic applications will be accepted.


THE BAHAMAS
SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003

INFORMATION OFFICE
The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Support Programme for Transforming Education
& Training. The project will support the development and implementation of activities ,
aimed at improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian labour force. Part
of the proceeds of this loan is to ensure the development and publicity of the project.
Interested person are therefore invited from individual consultants to provide services
in the areas) listed below:
1. Develop social marketing strategies in collaboration with the respective unit
heads of the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology in keeping with the
objectives of the SPTET Programme and the following sub-components/
components: Pre-School, Special Education, ICT in Education, EMIS, BTVI,
Secondary, PPP.
S2. Collaborate with the relevant unit heads and the Permanent Secretary in
arranging for dissemination of information at public for a.
3. Prepare any press releases relevant to the Project.
4. Develop pamphlets/brochures on the ETC Project's purpose and components
as is required for dissemination to the Ministry's agencies, schools and the
various publics.
5. Prepare as requested presentations/speeches for the Permanent Secretary and
other Managers in the Ministry and Project for project related public
presentations.
6. In collaboration with the PPP Liaison, Quality Coordinators and in keeping
with general directives received from the Permanent Secretary and respective
unit heads develop material and or infomercials for use in the public media.
7. Convenes regular dissemination meetings to report to relevant units of the
project on the progress and status of Public Relations/Communications
activities, as well as, to brainstorm on communications strategies.
8. Maintain files of pertinent news items and prepares summary for the relevant
unit heads and the Permanent Secretary.
9. Devise effective strategies to ensure public awareness of the goals of the IIP
Project.
10. Undertake site visits as required to gather feedback/information on the
implementation of the programme to monitor and make changes in social
marketing strategies developed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
University Degree preferably in Liberal Arts with major in English or any
equivalent qualification
Diploma/Certificate in Mass Communications and/or Marketing
Knowledge of Civil Service regulations and procedures in The Bahamas
At least five (5) years experience in the planning and execution of public
relations, public education and public information programmes.
Ability to communicate effectively in Public
Excellent Interpersonal Skills
Computer literate with knowledge of specialized programmes/software commonly
used by communications/public relations professionals
All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive no later
than Friday, September 29, 2006 and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
P. O. Box N 3913/14
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: Glenn W. P. Major
IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748
Fax: (242) 325-4660
Email:gmajoridbproject@yahoo.com


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Have you ever judged a Junkanoo Parade? (If YES please give years) of parade)

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

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


c. Are you an avid supporter of any Junkanoo Group?
group


If yes, name


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 ONL Y

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


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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.9


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Senior Manager, Trust &

Fiduciary Services Department
SG Hambros, part of the SG Private Banking, is a private bank providing
a comprehensive wealth management service with offices in the UK,
Guernsey, Jersey Gibraltar and The Bahamas.
SG Hambros is currently looking to recruit a Senior Manager, Trust &
Fiduciary Services Department. The individual will be required to:


* visit on a regular basis significant
clients whose business with the Bank
is important clients enough that
it warrants direct client contact in
a meeting
* work with team colleagues to ensure
that there is a high quality of
relationship management provided to
clients of a trust and fiduciary
services team
" develop new client relationships front
a particular target marketing region or
country for the bank
* develop new business from existing
and new clients, ensure maintenance
and profitability of existing client
relationships all towards achieving
income and sales goals for the team
ti, iii ill I. t.,i k L '1...'r Management
a develop a detailed knowledge and
understanding of client estate planning
and financial needs and provide.
advice to existing clients and
prospective clients on the
Bank's products and services, liaising
with product specialists as appropriate
in providing more detailed product
recommendations. In particular, work
closely and co-operatively with
Private Bankers to introduce
specialized investment products and
services in accordance with the
clients needs
" ensure that the Bank is properly
compensated for services rendered
to clients.

SG mtmhtos Bank &Tnast (5ma@nm) U~n is
iif~mmd rnde the Batnk & Tri ComPmrk Ragutetiu Io


The role will entail supervisory and
training function and I -i'ur.] rti
policies and procedures are being
followed with the department.
You should ideally have:
a a Bachelor's Degree in Banking &
Finance. and have at least 7-10
years' experience in Trust and
Fiduciary Services
a a superior numeric, writing and
communication skills
a a superior knowledge of trusts, trust
law, companies and company law
* the ability to read and understand
financial statements, valuations and
related forms of financial reporting
I a management and sales experience
and proven ability to work with others
in a multi-faceted'financial
services organization.
The position offers an attractive salary
and benefits package.
Applications should be submitted to the
following address, to arrive on or before
15 September 2006
Manager, Human Resources
SG Hambros Bank & Trust (Bahamas)
limited
PO Box N7789
Nassau
Bahamas

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THE BAHAMAS
SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003

QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR, BTV

The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Education & Training for Competitiveness Project
(ETC). The project will support the development and implementation of activities aimed at
improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian labour force. Part of the proceeds
of this loan is to ensure the development and publicity of the project. In accordance with the
Project report document, and under instructions from the Ministry of Education, Science &
Technology, Manager for BTVI and the Permanent Secretary coordinate, plan, design and
implement the following component of the IIP Project.
STransformation and repositioning of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI).
Interested person are therefore invited from individual consultants to provide services in the
areas) listed below:
1. Position reports to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science
and Technology and the Manager of BTVI and functionally to the Project Manager
of the CPMU.
2. Assist in the translation of project studies into projects.
3. Consult with the Project Manager on matters relating to budgets, cost approvals,
schedules, reports and review meetings.
4. Works closely with Consultants in preparation of project studies/activities.
5. As instructed by the BTVI Manager and the Permanent Secretary, monitor and
evaluate project implementation.
Conduct site visits and provide feedback which will inform the transformation
process.
7. Ensure tiiely execution of tasks/activities.
8. Assist the MOEST Permanent Secretary and Manager, BTVI in defining and
strengthening policies on, TVET to meet the country's manpower needs.
9. Conduct site visits to assist in defining needs for TVET, particularly at the secondary
level.
10. Collaborate with the Manager, BTVI in the writing of Terms of Reference for
consultants, and support the Manager in coordinating the work of the, project
consultants.
11. Assist in the coordination of training activities that is proposed for the component.
12. Assist in the coordination of all other activities of the BTVI Component of the IIP
Project.
13. Assist in consultation with the Project Manager in preparation of programme
schedules.
14. Develop as guided by the Project Manager work breakdown structure for component
activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Professional post-graduate qualifications in Technical/Vocational Education or its
equivalent.
Considerable experience in working in a Technical/Vocational training environment.
Ability to evaluate educational systems (with emphasis on TVET) and to work effectively
as a team player.
Considerable experience in the development of work schedules for specialists in the
areas of TVET.
Experience or training in managing projects.
Excellent Interpersonal and Communications skills.
Must be computer literate.
All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive no later than
Friday, September 29, 2006 and addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
P. 0. Box N 3913/14
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: Glenn W. P. Major
IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2006, PAGE 13B


THE TRIBUNE


DENVER (AP) A Flori-
da farmworker group has
begun pressuring Chipotle
Mexican Grill Inc. to buy
tomatoes from suppliers that
the group says take proper
care of labourers and pay fair
wages, the latest target in a
workers' rights campaign that
was successful against Taco
Bell.
The Coalition of Immokalee
Workers has accused the casu-
al dining restaurant chain of
buying tomatoes from growers
who have mistreated workers
and paid substandard wages.
Chipotle said Tuesday the
Immokalee farms that supply
the chain tomatoes are in com-
pliance with standards.
The campaign against Den-
ver-based Chipotle is part of
the coalition's effort to
improve wages and conditions


"We'd like to give them the opportunity
to see that the human beings in their
food supply chain are also afforded
humane treatment."
Julia Perkins


for labourers.
After a four-year coalition
boycott, Taco Bell's parent
company, Yum Brands Inc.,
agreed in 2005 to pay a penny
more per pound for tomatoes
with the money passed on to
workers who pick the crop that
is sold to Taco Bell.
The coalition also has joined
a national farmworker organi-
sation in lodging similar accu-
sations against the Oak Brook,
Ill.-based McDonald's. Corp.,


NOTICE
FEMME-LASHELLE LTD.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of FEMME-LASHELLE LTD. has
been completed: a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the
company has therefore been struck off
the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator




NOTICE
BASEL INVESTMENTS

LIMITED
p- -
Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of BASEL INVESTMENTS
LIMITED. has been completed: a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the company has therefore been
struck off the Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator.i



Seeking Highly Qualified Professionals
for the following positions:
Sales Managers, Assistant
Managers & Sales Associates

Due to high volume and growth of company, we are
looking for experienced persons in the retail of
high-end jewelry, watches and exquisite fashion
The following applicants must posses the following
qualities:
A great personality, a pleasant smile, must be well
groomed, love meeting new people, dynamic,
energetic, highly motivated, a strong team player, and
has a love for the fashion and jewelry industry.
If you meet these criteria's, and selling is your forte;
Come and be a part of an elite company with
rewarding incentives and great financial opportunities.
An opportunity awaits you at our Nassau and Freeport
locations.

Submit resume in person with small photo to:
Charlene Johnson
Human Resource Manager
Versace Boutique
Crystal Court
Atlantis, Paradise Island

No phone calls please!


which previously owned
Chipotle but has begun divest-
ing its shares. McDonald's has
said it is reviewing the accusa-
tions.
"The reason we've chosen
Chipotle is because they've
said very clearly that they
believe in honest foods," coali-


tion employee Julia Perkins.
said.
"We'd like to give them the
opportunity to see that the
human beings in their food
supply chain are also afforded
humane treatment." ,
Chipotle executives believe
the company, which promotes
its fresh food products, has
been singled out because of its
relationship with McDonald's.
About five per cent of its
supply of tomatoes comes from
Immokalee farms which are all
in compliance, company
spokesman Chris Arnold said.
"It's unfortunate the group has
painted an entire industry with
the same brush," he said.


,.. NOTICE

TOURS VICHY INC.
4 i --*

Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of TOURS VICHY IN C. has
been completed: a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the.
company has therefore been struck off
the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)









Eligible Candidate must posses:

Bachelors of Business Administrative
Degree with main concentration in
Accounting..

4 to 5 years experience in the
related field.

Excellent oral, written and
organizational skills.

Must be team player.

Experience with supervising 10 or
more people.

Excellent benefits and remuneration
package.

Interested persons should submit resume to:


The Financial Controller
P.O.Box CB 13049
Nassau, Bahamas


Farmwork-er group puts



pressue on Cipotl


* schedule meetings,
appointments and travel
arrangements
* organize and maintain an
appropriate and accurate filing
system
* produce a variety of written
communication:
* conduct research for special
projects;
a coordinate and follow-up on
actions and deadlines for
projects sponsored by
Executive Management
* attend meetings with
Executive Management with
the view to draft minutes and
action plan
* perform as requested ad hoc
analysis or research and
prepare synthesis to facilitate
decision making process by
Executive Management,
You should ideally have:
* a Bachelor's Degree in Business
Administration or the Certified
Professional Secretary
designate (CPS) '


* at east 5.7 years' experience in
:he related field
* :he capacity to larn quickly and
.in an independent manner
* excellent written skills
a excellent communications
skills (experience in making
presentations)
* advanced Excel skills induding
formulae, with check boxes,
buttons, drill down etc
-- a keen sense of business
awareness.

The position offers an attractive
salary and benefits package,
Applications should be submitted
to the following address, to arrive
on or before 15 September 2006
Manager, Human Resources
SG Hambros Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) Limited
PO Box N7789
Nassau
Bahamas

www.sghambros.com


SG Hamnbros Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Umited Is
licensed under the Banks & Trust Companies Regulation Act.




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NOTICE

KUPANG CO. LTD.
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Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of KUPANG CO. LTD. has
been completed: a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the
company has therefore been struck off
the Register.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


BUSINESS i


Legal Notice

NOTICE

CLEAR VISION

HOLDING INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 12th day of September 2006. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas. ;


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator). ;


Legal Notice

NOTICE

BLEU MARVELLE

CORP.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above named
company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 12th day of September 2006. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc:, P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas. ,


ARGOSACORP. INC. ;
(Liquidator)






RECEPTIONIST/ WEBSITE
MANAGER
Applicant must have a bright, pleasant
personality, strong organizational skills, and '
the ability to multi-task, along with
exceptional computer, telephone, and creative
writing skills. This is a small firm for which
responsibilities will include support for the
salespeople, accountant, and administrative
staff and to maintain the web site
on a daily basis.'

Please send resume to '
connectl003@hotmail.com



Ass t an1t to ,


executive Management
SG Hambros, part of the SG Private Banking, Is a private bank
providing a comprehensive wealth management service with
offices in the UK, Guernsey, Jersey Gibraltar and The Bahamas.
SG Hambros Is currently looking to recruit an Assistant to
Executive Management. Your main responsibilities will be to:







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SAdditionally, the associa- American school to accom- The Bahamas Association
HE Bahamas Schol- tion has made it possible for plish such a feat. of Athletic Associations,
arship Foundation for some members of the Road That means that Galilee will headed by Mike Sands and
Student Athletes must be Runners Track and Field Club get the opportunity to take its the BSFSA, headed by
commended for their latest to benefit from a $5,000 grant athletic teams to various Petty, have all thrown their
achievement, at Galilee College. meets in the United States to, support behind the pro-
The association, headed by The college must also be compete. They will also get a gramme.
businessman Harrison Petty, commended for the initiative chance to contest for the More of these programmes
has made it possible for anoth- they have taken by opening national title. are needed to make sure that,
er group of Bahamians to go up their campus on Joe Far- our athlete_ are given' every
off to college on athletic schol- rington Road to accommodate opportunity 'at home to
arships. a prep college programme. during his tenure:at increase their chances of get- :-
From Division One to, Rupert Gardiner, back RM Bailey, Gar- ting into"the bigger colleges
NAIA schools, the association home from a one-year coach- diner took athletes from his and universities.
has been able to place nine ing sting in the Turks and school to compete in meets It's no use sending our ath-
students this past August Cacaos Islands, is the athletic such as the Penn Relays where letes off to colleges where they
two more will be registering director at Galilee and he has they have excelled, only get lost in the system and
Sin'-January in Missouri and already made an impact. So having already had a they are never heard off after
North Dakota. Gardiner was able to chance to test the waters at they leave home.
That's a remarkable encourage a number of for- the. high school level, it will Every effort must be made
achievement, considering that mer high school standouts. be interesting to see what Gar- to ensure that they get into
these athletes could have been who didn't succeed as antici> diner does with Galilee on the those programmes that will
right here at home in the pated when they first went off collegiate front. help them to maximize their.
Bahamas. to college,,to stay in school by Galilee president Dr. Willis potential and are seen on a
At least they will get,the,, owningg the programme. .. Johnson and his wife, Yvette, regular basis..'" "
opportunity to further their And what's good to note'isi :the executive director, may We just hope that more of
education and at the same. that the school has been have put afeather in their cap the athletes who are home can
tiine continue their track accepted into the Northeirn when the\ introducedJ he pro- take part in the programme.
careers with the view of com- Christian College. Athletic gramme with Gardiner atthe Who knows where they could
peting at a higher level. Association as the first non- helm, end upin the future? .


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Bahamas set
for its biggest:,
sailing event
SAILING
By KELSIE JOHNSON.
Junior Sports Reporter
LOCAL snipe sailors are
preparing to hoist their sails
in the biggest sailing compe-
tition to hit the waters of the
Bahamas.
The Snipe Class World
Master Sailing Champi-
onships, hosted by the
Bahamas Sailing Association
(BSA) and Royal Nassau
Sailing Club (RNSC), is
expected to attract some of
the top names from around
the world in snipe sailing,
October lst-8th. The pic-
turesque Montagu Bay will
be the sailing venue for the
championships.
The championships, an
international affair which is
recognized by the Snipe Class
International .Racing Asso-
ciation (SCIRA), will attract
crew members from nine dif-
ferent countries including
USA, Italy, Spain, Norway.
and Uruguay.
More than 35 boats have
confirmedtheirparticipation
in the regatta seven races
are scheduled.
Although the champi-
onships are being hosted in
the midst of the hurricane
season, an optimistic Jimmie
Lowe, regatta organiser and
committee member, said
"Most sailors enjoy these
international events no mat- :
ter what the weather brings."
He added: "All the sailors
come to win the races, and
Montagu Bay offers such
fantastic conditions for rac-
ing, with crystal clear water
and usually good wind. But a
lot of international sailors
love the Bahamas equally
because of the warm wel-
come they receive from
everyone they meet here. It's
not difficult to get them to
come back."
Races are scheduled for
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
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Fax: (242) 328-2398
E-Mail: sports@100jamz.com


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' TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports
Reporter
DESPITE having three
coaches in less than seven


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months, Dominic I
is still not pleased
performance.
And the nation
holder in the 200 m
decided to call it
his 2006 season.


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al record
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terday that his perfor-
mances this year were not
even close to spectacular
and before he discredits
himself, he is choosing to
bring his season to a close.


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The last time Demeritte
competed was at the Cen-
tral American and
Caribbean Games in July.
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took part in the 2I)ilm and
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By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter


THREE sets and it was done.
The new and improve First Caribbean Bank Dig-
gers wasted no time on Tuesday night, disposing of
the Lady Techs in three straight sets.
The Diggers got their first win in the season after
posting scores of 25-17, 25-18 and25-15.
Leading the way for the Diggers as Anastacia
Moultire with eight spikes, four blocks and one
ace, teammate Bridgette Rolle contributed with
five spikes and three aces for the win.
The Lady Techs tried to get things fired up with
Sonia Hensey drilling dow n nine spikes, t\w o blocks
and one ace, and she received help from Rochelle
Henfield who delivered fi\e spikes and one ace.
When the Diggers finally finished off their oppo-
nents, it was time for the Sbarro Gold to add a
stroke in the win category.
Playing against the Diamonds International club;
one of the new teams in the New Providence Vol-
le\ball Association (NPVA), Gold won in scores of
25-22. 25-15 and 25-22.
Ruel Williams led his team as an all around play-
er with seven spikes, four blocks and one ace, he
was joined by Matthew Taylor, who powered down
10 spikes.
Ashley Roberts became. the go to man for the
Diamonds International with fie spikes, one block
and one ace, Endrick Rahming chipped in with
five spikes.
Play action will continue today with the Scotia
Bank Lady Defenders taking on Scottsdale Cougars
in women's play and the Twin Brothers Techni-
cians going up against the Sbarro's Intruders. Game
time is set for 7.30pm at the DW Davis gym.,


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a silver medal in the latter.
Even though he won a
medal at the games,
Demeritte said he did some
self evaluating and noted
that his times weren't that
impressive.
But Demeritte reassures
the Bahamian public that
his participation in track
and field is not over.
He said: "At this point in
time I am just trying to get
my life together. But I must
say that it is coming to that
point where one must con-r
sider retirement, it might,
not be too far off. Possibly;
another two or four years.
"I am just planning and
transitioning, getting myself
ready for that time. That's
what I was going through.
this year."
An optimistic Demeritte:
said that his time on the cir-
cuit is not over and done '
with as yet, despite what
some might think.
He believes that since he
opted to bring his season to
an early close, he will be
competing better than 100
per cent.
"All is not over and done
with = 7as-- yc- -C t, said
Demeritte.
"I chose not to compete
on the circuit this year.
because I wasn't competing
too well. Taking the year
off was the best decision.
All this means is that I am
on an off year, not done
with as far as my career is
concerned.
"This is better for me,
taking the break. All this
means is my body is getting
the much needed rest, even
though there wasn't too
much strenuous days like in
the past.
"I suspect that when the
season starts next year I
will be in tip-top shape."
As far as changing coach-
es, Demeritte who has
worked with three coaches
in less than a year -
believes that he will contin-
ue to search for the best
person, who has a reputable
programme.
In fact he described the
switch-up as another one of
his many transition periods
he has been going through.
Last year, Demeritte also
became the father of a
beautiful baby girl, who
recently celebrated her first
birthday in August.
Because of this, Demeritte
said his decision to pack
things up became a lot eas-
ier.


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