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Police confirm lawyer

was third person

in hospital room


By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
US CELEBRITY ANNA
Nicole Smith and her lawyer
How\ard K Stern can Ica\e the
country if they wish to do so,
police said yesterday.
Police also confirmed that Mr
- Ster, who is also described as a
"family friend", was the third
peron in Doctoi Hospital room
2 U1 \ hen 'I0-)ear-old
Daniel Wayne Smith- died


YOUNG Tribune journal-
ists covering the Anna Nicole
Smith story have been praised
as "true professionals" by
their international counter-
parts.
Journalists from some of
the world's biggest and most
prestigious news organizations
have singled out The Tribune
as "leader of the pack" in the
Bahamas press.
A reporter from the New
York Daily News said: "You
are a very professional
paper." .
The famous New York dai-.
ly said they, were so impressed
that they wanted access to all
Tribune stories about the
case.
Fox News and Star Maga-
zine journalists have also con-
gratulated The Tribune for its
SEE page 11


Sunday morning.
While police yesterday main-
tained that the cause of death is
still unknown at thistime, The Tri-
bune has learned that all tests on
Daniel's body are expected to be
completed in the next two days
Sand that the bod\ will be sent to
California no later than Saturday.
Bahamian police called a special
press conference yesterday at the
Comstat room at headquarters to
inform local and foreign press
about the latest developments in
the case.
Addressing ihe press. Assistant
Commissioner of Police. ofttcer in
charge ot crime. Reginald Fergu-
son could give lirle new informa-
tion about the investigation into
Daniel's death, but said tht at at us
time no "embargo" has been
placed on Ms Smith or Mr St rn
Police yesterday also confirmed
that, Daniel arrived in the
Bahamas last Saturday at 9pm
from Miami on an American
Eagle flight.
He was met at the airport by
Mr Stern who drove him to Doc-
tors Hospital to visit his mother
and new-born sister
ASP Ferguson told the press
yesterday that the police control
room received a call from Doc-
tors Hospital informing them of
the death of Daniel at around
10.25am on Sunday.
When officers arrived at the
hospital, they discovered the "life-
less body of a male Caucasian in
room number 201 lying on its back
in one of the two beds in the
room," Mr Ferguson said.
"Present in the room were sev-
eral doctors, other healthcare pro-
fessionals from Doctors Hospital,
SEE page 11,


* THE police hold a press conference yesterday to update the press on the death of Anna Nicole Smith's son.
(Felipe Major/Tribune staff)


IUS Ambassador hopes Mitchell will

support democracy at NAM meeting


N By PAUL TURNOUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
US AMBASSADOR John
Rood said he hopes Foreign
Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell


will support democracy and con-
demn terrorism at the 16th Min-
isterial Conference of the Non-
Aligned Movement meeting in
Havana, Cuba, today.
The Non-Aligned Movement
(NAM), which was formed pri-
marily to confront the East-West
ideology'during the Cold War


SEE page 11


Rood: attempt made for meeting

between Mitchell, Condoleezza Rice


. By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff ReporterT
A SECOND attempt is being
made to facilitate a meeting
between US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Foreign Affairs
Minister Fred Mitchell, The Tribune has learned in an exclusive inter-
view with US Ambassador John Rood.
According to the ambassador, a tentative date has been set for
"late September".
SEE page 11


Work permit is granted for

Tribune managing editor


JOHN MARQUIS, manag-
ing editor of The Tribune, has
been granted a one-year work
permit by the government, a
decision hailed by his sip-
porters as "a triumph for free
speech and common sense."
The controversial editor,
whc claimed he was being yic-
timised for criticising the PLP
when his permit wasideferred,
was given the green light after
a Labour Department inquiry
into The Tribune's training
arrangements established
there was no Bahamian
replacement for him at this
time.
Last night, human rights
activists and readers welcomed
the decision as "a major victo-
ry for the cause of press free-
dom in this country."
And lawyer Frederick
Smith, president of the Grand
Bahama Human Rights Asso-
ciation, said: "We all hope this


will be the last time a work
permit is used as a weapon of
victimisation and intimida-
tion."
Mr Marquis, a professional
journalist for 46 years, had to
wait nearly nine months for
his permit.
Media observers are con-
vinced it was deferred because
of a series of hard-hitting arti-
cles he wrote against the gov-
ernment earlier this year.
. The government's decision
to grant the permit will come
as a blow for Foreign Affairs
Minister Fred Mitchell, who
led the campaign against the
editor. The former fred-
mitchelluncensored website
waged a long but ultimately
unsuccessful campaign to
have him expelled from the
country.
Mr Smith said: "Withhold-
SEE page 12


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Mitchell in Cuba





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* By ALISON LOWE

HAVANA, CUBA: For-
eign Minister Fred Mitchell
arrived in Havana at 5.30pm
yesterday for the Non-
Aligned Movement (NAM)
Summit at a time when antic-
ipation among delegates and
journalists alike is height-
ened.
Flying into Jose Marti
International Airport on a
chartered plane, Mr Mitchell
and the rest of the Bahamian
delegation have entered into
the albeit highly co-ordi-
nated fray near to the close
of the event, which has been
underway since Monday and
culminates on Saturday.
Nonetheless, Mr Mitchell
will be present during some
of the most crucial and excit-
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ian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad and
Caribbean representatives
such as Jamaican Prime Min-
ister, Portia Simpson Miller -
were also said to be arriving
in Cuba that day.
.Many of those covering the
event consider themselves,
about to become witness to
the lighting-up of the already
bright and modern confer-
ence centre by some
momentous political "fire-
works".
Though arriving a day too
late to attend a welcoming
reception held by the Cuban
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Felipe Perez Roque in hon-
our of foreign ministers of
the movement on Wednes-
Sday evening, official business
for Mr Mitchell will now
begin on Friday.
Yesterday, other ministers
of foreign affairs took part
in discussions concerning the
work methods and proce-.
dures of the Movement and
were invited to take part in
analysing and approving doc-
uments to be submitted for
consideration at the meeting
of the Heads of State or Gov-
ernment on Saturday.
Meanwhile, with the pass-
ing of each hectic day at the
summit, expectations have
been growing and rumours
circulating about the where-
abouts and likelihood of see-
ing the convalescing Cuban
leader, Fidel Castro.
Though so far elusive in his
distinctive manner, it was
made widely known at the
beginning of the week that
Castro would be hosting a
private meeting with all the
Heads of State to which the
press would be given access.
On Wednesday, talk was
circulating among journalists
that the meeting would hap-
pen, but would now be closed
to tha n(sile '.! : eA -
Meanwhile, hundreds' of


foreign media representatives
continue to work towards
deadlines in innumerable dif-
ferent time zones from the
impressively outfitted and
updated "Centro de Prensa"
at the Miramar Business
Centre in Havana.

Delegations

Journalists have been
received into vast and tech-
nologically accommodating
environs directly above the
rooms in which h Heads of
State and officials from the
116 countries that have sent
delegations to the summit are
meeting.
It is clear that the NAM
summit's organizers have
made effective efforts to
ensure media representa-
tives' needs are accommo-
dated both in and outside of-
the press centre with as lit-
tle difficulty as possible -
with internet, phone, fax and
live telecast facilities avail-
able 24 hours a day and not
before being met directly at
the airport and transported
for free to the centre.
According to the director
of the International Press
Centre, Jose Luis Ponce,
there are more than 1,200
journalists attending the
event.


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addresses Rotary Club


CUBAN ambassador Felix Wilson addresses the Rotary Club
of Nassau Sunrise.
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CUBAN ambassador to/the
Bahamas, Felix Wilson, told
Nassau Sunrise Rotarians that
"many people do not know the
truth about Cuba, but still they
speculate".
Among historical milestones
that he retraced were the
Cuban-Spanish-American War,
the 1934 US withdrawal, the
Platt Amendment which today
he said still defines US control
of Guantanamo Bay, the days
of the US-supported Batista
Government in the 1950s and
circumstances surrounding the
US embargo in 1962.
It was because of this embar-
go, he said, that Cuba was
forced to turn to the Soviet
countries of the day, whom they
relied on for the purchase of
Cuban sugar cane, and from
whom they bought oil, "since
they were closed off from US
markets".
On US-Cuban relations, the
ambassador said emphatically
that "we want to build a kind of
society where we cannot be held
hostage by a superpower telling
us what to do and where to go."
Regarding US criticism of
Cuba's human rights record, the
ambassador said: "The US can't
talk about human rights, they
have Guantanamo Bay and
Iraq," referring to much-publi-
cised allegations of US human
rights abuses in recent times.
"The US," he said, "has rela-
tions with China and Saudi Ara-
bia, but does not want the
Bahamas to have relations with
Cuba."
He described his country and
its people as "not trying to get
others to support the Cuban
government, but to get people
to understand that Cuba is a
poor country of people who are
just trying to survive," and he
underscored the plight of
Cubans not having access to US
markets for very basic necessi-
ties like medicine.
"Under the conditions, we
have the only society we can
have, and we will not allow the


Cuban government and system
to be undermined by the US."
Ambassador Wilson remind-
ed the audience that Cuban-
Bahamian relations date back
to 1974, which was further
affirmed, he indicated, with the
opening of the Cuban consulate
office in the Bahamas in
2000.
While numerous possibilities
exist whereby the Bahamas can
benefit from Cuba's human
resources, its doctors and teach-
ers in particular, the Bahamas
can teach Cuba about tourism.
To illustrate his point, Mr
Wilson informed the Club that
"27 Bahamian doctors are
expected to graduate from
Cuban universities next year
and this year seven Bahamian
doctors."
He said that, in addition to
medicine, Bahamian students
were today studying engineer-
ing, accounting and other pro-
fessional disciplines in Cuban
universities.
In addition, the ambassador
stated that "more than 600
Bahamians have travelled to
Cuba for medical purposes",
services which he said are pro-
vided at significantly lower cost
than other alternatives.
The ambassador also spoke
of his own humble beginnings in
Cuba. He was born, he said, in
Guantanamo Bay and as a
young adult studied political sci-
ence and sociology at the Uni-
versity in Havana.
His diplomatic assignments
for the government of Cuba
have included postings in Ango-
la, Zimbabwe and Nigeria and
the Bahamas since 2001.
Ambassador Wilson said rela-
tions between the Bahamas and
Cuba "were going well", men-
tioning the recent opening of
the Bahamian Embassy in Cuba
as evidence of the strength of
this relationship.
Cuba, he said, "wants to
strengthen relations with the
Bahamas and the whole
Caribbean."


o In brief

CARICOM
examines new
deals with US
and Europe
* GUYANA
Georgetown
FOREIGN ministersfrom the
15-nation Caribbean Communi-
ty are taking a hard look at how
to forge new trade deals with the
SUnited States and Europe,
according to Associated Press.
The secretariat of the group,
known as CARICOM, said the
gathering will focus on finding
a way to start negotiations for a
free trade agreement with the
United States and a new trade
and aid package with the Euro-
pean Union.
An arm of the regional group
that pursues trade deals, the
Caribbean Regional Negotiat-
ing Machinery, said it will brief
the ministers on a study assessing
the possibility of a trade pact
like the one Washington signed
last year with Central American
countries and the Dominican.
Republic.
The meeting comes days after
Trinidadian Prime Minister
Patrick Manning said the United
States had not been working
hard enough to renew the
Caribbean Basin Initiative, a
preferential trade deal for 24
countries set to expire in 2008.
At a July summit in St. Kitts,
Caribbean leaders said they
wanted formal talks with Wash-
ington regarding a free trade
agreement, noting the current
pact must be renewed every year
by unanimous decision of the
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* In brief

People in

custody

over string

of car thefts


SEVERAL persons suspect-
ed of being part of the "ring
operation" responsible for the
theft of several vehicles are in
police custody and will be
arraigned today, a police offi-
cial revealed.
Supt Marvin Dames said that,
after working with the manage-
ment of Friendly Ford Motors
in Nassau, they were able to
confirm that the mass theft of
vehicles was an inside job.
"As we always believed, there
was some collusion," Mr Dames
verified, "or some persons oper-
ating from the inside and the
investigations have confirmed
what we believed."
Following a tip by well-placed
sources, the Central Detective
Unit (CDU) sent a team of offi-
cers to the Nassau Village area
where they recovered a Ford
Escape. Additionally, an indi-
vidual was taken into custody
as a result, Mr Dames said.
Three 2006 Explorers stolen
from Friendly Motors were
found later on Saturday in
remote locations, abandoned,
Mr Dames believes, after
thieves heard about police
investigations.
"One car was recovered in
the area of Yamacraw, another
in a shopping centre on East
Street South and what we
believe to be the third was burnt
and found somewhere in the
southern area."
Mr Dames reported that the
investigation had reached a
state of maturity "but we have
not completed it so we will con-
tinue to pursue suspects as we
move forward."
He added: "We are still pick-
ing people up as a number of
persons were actually a part of
this enterprise."
The cars were removed from
the storage lot across from
S Friendly Ford headquarters on
Thompson Boulevard.
In an earlier article published
Sin The Tribune, it was revealed
thati.600.cars had be ~


Court.will
not hear case
on beach
development

PUERTO RICO
San Juan

OPPONENTS of a planned
resort on an undeveloped beach
in Puerto Rico's northeast said
Thursday that they will ask the
island's top court to reconsider
its decision not to hear an
appeal challenging an environ-
mental study approving con-
struction, according to Associ-
ated Press.
The U.S. territory's Supreme
Court said Wednesday that it
would not review the study for
the Marriott International Inc.
resort, which said the project
would not harm the environ-
ment. Opponents said the study
was faulty and that the coastal
land near Fajardo should be
declared a natural reserve.
Environmental activist Luis
Jorge Rivera Herrera said they,
will ask the court to reconsider:
"This is not the end of the
road," he said.
Marriott and Four Seasons
Hotels Inc. have plans to build
resorts on the 3,200 acres (1,295
hectares) of coastal land. They
have said the projects were
planned to minimize the dam-
age to the environment.
Environmental groups and
other opponents say the beach,
which is ringed by forested
mountains, is a prime nesting
spot for endangered leather-
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are Sent home for school repairs


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE

ONLY students expecting to
take national exams at the end
of the year returned to Long
Island's NGM Major school on
Tuesday, after being sent home
last week because school
repairs had not been complet-
ed.
Following the temporary clo-
sure of NGM Major High,
which left 190 students out of
school, several seniors wanti-
ng to perform well on their
exams, expressed concerned
about the disruption in their
classes.
According to Principal
Machon Cartwright, the ninth
and twelfth graders were


brought back so that they can
get the maximum time to pre-
pare for their BJC's and BGC-
SE's.
"Initially," he explained, "it
was the teachers that didn't
want school to open because
of the repairs. Then during the
PTA meeting 78-3 persons
wanted to withdraw the stu-
dents. (But after some students
complained) the teachers
decided to accommodate pupils
in ninth and twelfth grades."
Mr Cartwright said he talked
to officials from the Ministries
of Works and Education and
it was decided that school
would re-open for the other
grades on Monday.
Teachers are willing to go


back to work on Monday, he
reported as most of the repairs
would be completed.
The principal blamed the
school's disruption on the
"slow pace on repairs."
When asked if he was happy
with the repairs, he said that
it's an "on again, off again
process."
Some days a lot of things
happen and then other days,
nothing happens, Mr
Cartwright explained.
"Regardless of the ongoing
reconstructive efforts," he said,
"we want to start school on a
good foot, particularly for these
grades so we cannot take a
break in the beginning of the
term."


'Culturefest' for Bain and


Grants Town announced


ECONOMIC opportunities
are here for residents of Bain
and Grants Town areas as The
Bain and Grants Town Tourism
Board formally announced the
official launch of the Bain Town
Culturefest yesterday. *
Culturefest will take place
every Saturday at noon begin-
ning on Saturday, October 14,
2006, at Bain Town market
place (vacant lot east of Mt
Olive Baptist Church, Augus-
ta Street).
Rev Dr C B Moss, president
and chairman of The Bain and
Grants Town Tourism Board,
stated that "culturefest is an
event that will display many
aspects of the cultural life of
Bain Town past and present."
Rev Moss said: "It will per-
haps be the most significant cul-
tural, economic and social event
to ever occur in the over-the-


hill area of New Providence."
He added: "Culturefest is
one of the major components
of the tourism board's plans to
make Bain and Grants Town
one of the hottest tourism
spots in the entire Bahamas."
Rev Moss said: "Once
Bahamians show an apprecia-
tion for Culturefest, we will be
able to invite visitors to come
and see what it authentically
is to be a Bahamian."
Rev Moss said: "This event
will have a dramatic and last-
ing impact upon the public
development of not only the
community of Bain and Grants
Town but, indeed, the entire
over-the-hill area."
He added: "Once quality is
the main ingredient, the sup-
port will be there and also it
will generate income directly
to the local people in Bain and


Grants Town." ,
Mr Fred Munnings, director
of culture for Bain and Grants
Town Tourism, said: "Cul-
turefest will create more eco-
nomic opportunities for
Bahamians."
Mr Munnings urged resi-
dents to "bring your souvenir
items, bring your special
designs, bring your Bahamian
dishes it is for us to demon-
strate every aspect of the visu-
al arts, of the performing and
literary arts, and every con-
ceivable creative art form will
be encouraged to come."
He also added that all pre-
sentations will be screened for
professionalism and quality.
The Environmental Health
Department will also be
involved in the screening. For
further information, the public
can call 326-7114.


Popular clergyman denies carrying

out same-sex marriage ceremony


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT Legal action
is expected to be taken against
former Grand Bahama Christ-
ian Council president Rev J C
Wallace for alleged slander
against a well-known local cler-
gyman.
The Tribune has learned that
Bishop Reno Smith of Mount
Gilead Church has retained the
services of attorneys Robert K
Adams of Graham, Thompson
and Co and Ms Pleasant
Bridgewater of Bridgewater
and Co in the matter.
.It is understood the alleged
slander centres on an alleged
same-sex marriage ceremony.
The Bahamas Christian Coun-
cil has been informed.
Bishop Smith held a press
conference on Tuesday at Viva


Fortuna Beach Club Resort, in
response to accusations made
by Rev Wallace. He and resort
managers emphatically denied
that such a ceremony was per-
formed by Rev Smith, or at the
property.
Acting Deputy Registrar
General Joyanne Pratt has also
reported that no marriage
licence was granted to a gay
couple by the department in
Freeport, as it is against the
laws of the Bahamas.
Two separate lawsuits are
expected to be filed in the
Supreme Court one on behalf
of Bishop Smith by lawyer
Robert Adams, the other on
behalf of Mount Gilead
Church by lawyer Pleasant
Bridgewater.
Bishop Smith referred a
Tribune reporter to his
lawyers, who had advised him


not to comment.
Rev Smith is a justice of the
peace and a government
appointed marriage officer in
the Bahamas. He has per-
formed marriages for the past
14 years on Grand Bahama.
He is one of the most
requested ministers for con-
ducting tourists' weddings, hav-
ing performed marriages for
more than 1,000 couples from
around the world, including
Australia, Germany, UK, Spain,
France, the US, the Caribbean,
Africa, Italy, Canada, Russia,
Ireland and Austria.
On Rev Smith's website
www.bahamasweddingpar-
adise.com a disclaimer in bold
lettering reads: "Please note,
we respect your sexual orien-
tation. However, same sex mar-
riages'are not performed by
Bahamas Wedding Paradise."


Repairs were expected to be
finished August 28, but "very
little was done," Mr Cartwright
said.


Construction will continue
into the school year, but not in
key areas that will disrupt class-
es.


* TOURISTS walk along Bay Street yesterday in the area of
the Straw Market
(Photo :Felipe Major/Tribune staff)
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Bahamian Friends: Help tortured Cuban


IN THE Tribune on April 31 a small group of
"concerned Bahamians" announced that they
had met at the Cuban Embassy in Nassau and
after.a briefing had decided to espouse the cause
of five Cubans imprisoned in the US on espi-
onage charges.
They say that they have joined a.world cam-
paign being held between September 12 and
October 6 to push for the release of five of Cuba's
so-called "heroes" from US jails. We hope that
before they submerge themselves too deeply into
this political quagmire they will get a full briefing
.on the case and not just through Cuban eyes.
Anyway, their announcement must have pro-
voked a public backlash because on September 12
they were back in the columns of The Tribune
anxious to let the public know that the "Bahami-
an Friends of the Cuban Five" should not be
"suspected, or accused of being anti-American."
Maybe we can help them crawl out of their
image problem.
We suggest, if they are indeed serious to prove
to the public that they are not being duped into
climbing into bed with the so-called "non-aligned"
nations.now closing ranks against the US, they
should widen their sights to urge Raul Castro to
free all independent journalists being held and
mistreated in Cuban jails.-
If these Bahamians can put their necks on the
line for those found guilty of espionage in the
US, surely they can risk something for those men
Sand women, imprisoned in Cuba for fighting to
keep democracy alive so that "Bahamian.
Friends", and oihci like (Ihem. cani firm ithir'
committees and protein~ ;iginJt uaJustnccs t i out
fear-- something they wouldn't dare do in Cuba.
Imagine a Cuban journalist held without charge
for the past year, now facing trial for "disturbing
the peace." Another beaten this month by prison
guards for insisting on the right to make tele-
phones calls; and yet another going on a seven-
month hunger strike for the right to have intemet
access. These are the men for whom our
"Bahamian Friends" would be justified in going
to bat. But, they probably wouldn't dare you
see, they would consider. that they were interfer-
ring with Castro's internal affairs. If that be their
argument, then what are "Bahamian Friends"
doing meddling with prisoners in US jails?
Surely they wouldn't be so ungentlemanly as to
turn their backs on a Cuban damsel in distress -
one who certainly deserves their attention. They
should acquaint themselves with the terrible case
of Martha Beatriz Roque, 61, an internationally
recognized economist from the Instituto Cubano
de Economistas Independientes in Havana and
leader of theAssembly to Promote Civil Society
in Cuba. Ms Roque made the mistake oT valuing
freedom above her own safety. She was arrested
in March 2003 with 77 other dissidents and inde-


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pendent journalists. In a quick trial she was sen-
tenced to 20 years in the high-security Manto
Negro prison. She was accused of "subversive
activities" and "conspiracy" under Act 88 of 1999.
This law prescribes draconian punishment for
persons who allegedly pass information to "for-
eign enemy states" in order to destabilise the
socialist state.
Ms Roque was put in solitary confinement
under inhuman conditions.
Her case and those of her fellow prisoners
attracted world attention. "Never before has the
government tried to punish so many people so
severely for their political beliefs," said Elizardo
Sanchez, president of the Independent Cuban
Human Rights Commission, at the time. Because
of world protest and her failing health she suf-
fers from diabetes, heart and blood pressure -
she was released from prison in 2004. No sooner
out than she called on the world community to
increase pressure on Cuba and to call for the
unconditional release of all political prisoners of
the Castro regime.
However, even outside prison her life has been
made a living hell. One day she was beaten in her
home and dragged across the floor by what was
described as "a mob of the Castro regime's polit-
ical police intent on preventing her from leaving
the house to participate in an important telecon-
ference meeting."
Reporting her case AP reporter Vanessa
Arrington wrote:
"Havana- Activist Martha Beatriz Roque has
.an unusual request for the Cuban government:
s. p t he harassment or send her back to jail.
.. "The former political prisoner, who has
opposed leader Fidel Castro for 17 years, says
she can no longer endure the threats and insults
by government supporters, who yell at her when
she walks down the street and slip menacing
notes under her door. Last weekend, they banged-
a pistol against her widow in the middle of the
night.
"'This life has become just about impossible,'
Ms Roque, one of Cuba's most high-profile dis-
sidents, told The Associated Press in her small
Havana apartment Tuesday. 'I would rather be
behind bars than deal with this constant harass-
ment.'" '
She also told the AP reporter that the harass-'
ment has been steady since July 31 when Castro
announced he was ceding power to his younger
brother Raul while he recovered from intestinal
surgery.
If the "Bahamian Friends of the Cuban Five"
do not include Ms Roque and the other political
inmates of Castro's prisons in their campaign,
then they should have no argument with those
Bahamians who suspect their and the Cuban
Embassy's motives.


promise


EDITOR, The Tribune.
IT IS time for Bahamians
to accept the fact that
despite the PLP hype about
the economy and the FNM
assurances that they can pro-
vide better government as a
country we have failed to
use the past 25 years to build
on a very promising early
start. We have also lost our
moral compass.
As a country with an
extensive and open perime-
ter, made more critical by an
open economy, aggravated
by an increasing trend to
rely on one specific area,
Tourism to an alarmingly
increasing degree, the very
survival of the Bahamas as
a sovereign country and the
home of a distinct people is
more in doubt than at any
previous time in our histo-
ry.
SWe have failed to main-
tain the necessary external
and internal security, with
the result that very power-
ful forces are at work pos-
ing a very real challenge to
the true emergence of a
strong and enduring
Bahamian identity.
Crime continues to
increase, which compound-
ed by the increasing density
of the population in New
Providence aggravated by
the shrinkage of land and
seaside access by gated com-
munities, make this island
increasingly a place from
which Bahamians will try to
escapiJ'8ither to live'abroad,
or to live in the Family
Islands{ ?
Education is'hot serving
to produce a society more
capable of competing on the
international scene, or of
improving the delivery of
services at home. Social pro-
motion in our schools and
the entrenchment of the
political hook up as a means
of obtaining and keeping a
job combine to prevent the
development of a more
involved and constructively
critical political culture.
The preservation of not
only the structure but also
the mentality of the former
colonial administrative sys-
tem, including General
Orders, either directly of
indirectly has guaranteed
that the delivery of critical
services presently controlled
by government will never


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achieve the standard of effi-
ciency necessary to improve
the standard of living of our
people.
This is made even worse
by the insistence of succes-
sive governments on increas-
ing the size of government
instead of consciously doing
the exact opposite and
instead promoting the
greater growth of the private
sector, which in all countries
performs more efficiently
than the civil service in pro-
viding goods and services.
The changing state of the
world in particular the rise
of terrorism, when combined
with the entry into tourism
as a major industry by vir-
tually all Caribbean nations
who lost their British agro
markets with the entry of
Britain into Europe, chal-
lenge the complacency with
which we delude ourselves
into thinking that all will be
well indefinitely. The
inevitable return of Cuba to
a capitalist economy with its
huge touristic appeal will
affect our current market
share. Remember that the
growth of Bahamian tourism
coincides with the closure of
Cuba due to communism..
These are only some of
the factors which will affect
our survival and our remain-
ing a nation with a distinctly
Bahamian character.
The Bahamian National
Party will not lie to you, will
not spin the facts, will not
tell you that all will be well,
and that nothing needs to be
changed in order for us to
succeed in the goals we set
our faces towards when we
took on Independence in
1973.
Just as we have achieved
success in the.field of sport
by ensuring that our best,
with international exposure
and seasoning, represent us,
we must start by seeking to


start

utilize our best in charting
our course in today's more
challenging world.
We must begin by paying
greater attention to oir
think tanks, and we must
develop them to a greater
extent, we must promote
Greater networking between
our Bahamian thinkers and
planners, and use all our
accumulated expertise. For-
eign consultants are well and
good, but there is no substi-
tute for Bahamians who
have been there and done
that in bringing their exper-
tise to bear on our problems.
The Bahamian National
Party is willing to interact
with all such entities, as we
realize the enormous chal-
lenges which the Bahamas
must surmount if we are to
survive.
Our people are still sleep-
ing in the colonial induced
slumber generated by cen-
turies of being discouraged
from engaging in critical
thought, when any question-
ing of government was con-
sistently and ruthlessly dis-
couraged, and when we were
encouraged to leave our
brains at the door.
New Providence resi-
dents for example ought to
have insisted on Local Gov-
ernment decades ago, but
the colonial passivity is dif-
ficult for us to shake. We
have only recently woken up
to the importance of the
position our government in
our name is taking in For-
eign policy, to give another
example.
Future letters to the edi-
tor from the Bahamian
National Party will continue
this discussion with the
Bahamian public.
DR. DEXTER
JOHNSON,
Leader,
The Bahamian National
Party,
Assistant Law Professor,
The College of the
Bahamas.
Nassau,
September, 2006


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Men charged
in connection
with robbery
of expatriates

FREEPORT Two young
men were charged in
Freeport Magistrate's Court
in connection with the armed
robbery of expatriate work-
ers at Grand Bahama Ship-
yard.
Shawn Alexander Parotti,
23, of 536 Inagua Avenue,
and Edley Eldmekio Sweet-
ing Jr., 21, of 3 Oleander
Street and 134 Clive Avenue,
were arraigned on armed
robbery charges on Wednes-
day.
It is alleged that the men,
on September 10 while
armed with a knife, held up
and robbed 23-year-old
Romanian Apostol Gigi; a
resident of Sea Horse Vil-
lage, of cash and personal
items.
Both men were not
required to plead to the
armed robbery charge, which
is an indictable offence.
The matter was adjourned
to October 31 for a prelimi-
nary inquiry.
Meanwhile, Parotti and
Sweeting were remanded to
Fox Hill Prison.


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Union: staff in hazardous



places not compensated


PERSONS entitled to
receive hazard/risk allowances
were "deliberately left off the
list", the secretary general of
the Bahamas Public Service
Union (BOPS) claimed yes-
terday.
S J Miller said six propaga-
tion staffers who work in haz-
ardous locations are not being
compensated for risks
involved with their jobs and
that the exemption of their
names may have been inten-
tional.
According to Mr Miller;
after sending letters t6 both
director of agriculture Sime-
on Pinder and the minister


Leslie Miller more than six
weeks ago without receiving
any feedback, the secretary
general believes it could be
more than just an oversight.
"I copied the relevant let-
ters I sent to Mr Finder and
sent them to Leslie Miller. 1
believe something was done,
but I still have not heard from
any correspondence. This is a
disgrace and smacks of what
the technical leadership in the
department has become: vir-
tually non-existent," he
claimed.
"In the new industrial
agreement signed between the
government of the Bahamas


and the BPSU it states that all
persons who use agro-chemi-
cals or are around those toxic
chemicals are due to
hazard/risk allowance. Six per-
sons were deliberately left off
the list,". Mr Miller said.
, In a letter dated June 29 to
Mr Pinder, S J Miller noted
that an oversight was made as
regards the rest of the staffers
at plant propagation.
He remarked that six per-
sons are indirectly exposed to
drift and sometimes the actual
chemical itself from working
around plants.
The letter continued with a
request that the necessary


adjustments be made. But,
according to Miller, he has not
yet received any response.
"Mr Pinderhas no working
relationship with technical
staffers. So if he is not speak-
ing.to technical staffers, how
can he discuss Bahamian
farmers?" He asked.
"Simeon Pinder cannot lord
over technical staffers in a
government department and.
get away with it," S J Miller
shid.
Minister Miller is.on vaca-
tion and vas unavailable for
comment while calls made to
the director were not returned
up to press time.


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S_. _ _________ BAHAMAS Real Estate Association President Larry
* LISA McCartney and her staff of The Meridian School pro- Roberts used the forum of the 2nd Annual Halsbury
LISA Mc"artney aChambers Free Legal Clinic, to drop a bombshell that the
vided free child care, playing games and socialising at their level. Chambers Free Legal Clinicto drop a bombshell that the
government is considering legislation that could cripple for-
More n 30 e s p t ad a r eign investment with a disastrous impact on'the economy of
More than 300 persons Roberts,psyhiastandauhor the nation.


flocked to the second annual
Halsbury, Chambers Free Legal
Clinic on Saturday at Super-
Clubs Breezes for a chance to
get up close and personal with
experts on everything from trav-
el requirements to real estate
trends and meet with the firm's
team of lawyers without charge.
Held under the theme "Infor-
mation You Need for the Life
You Want," the day-long work-
shop featured presentations by
Bahamas Financial Services
Board CEO Wendy Warren,
building control officer Craig
Delancy, Bahamas Real Estate
Association president Larry.


SDr David Allen, Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce execu-
tive director Philip Simon, con-
sular diplomat and economic
officer at the American
Embassy Paula Wikle, financial
consultant and columnist Glenn
Ferguson, insurance executive
CLICO's Bradley Ferguson and
mortgage broker Renae Rolle
of Approved Lending Services.
Halsbury Chambers founder
attorney W A Branville 'Bran'
McCartney called the turnout
stunning.
"The fact that more than 300
persofis chose to spend their
Saturday trying to learn more


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selves the best possible life
shows there is a real.thirst
for information," Mr
McCartney said.
"That's an excellent sign


and for all the negative things
we hear about, this is such a
positive example of people
believing that life can be bet-
ter if they are equipped with
knowledge."


Employees

at Social

Services

honoured

FiFTY-three employees of the
Ministry of Social Services and
Community Development were
honoured at Government House
for faithful service to the country.
The honorees, who were pre-
sented with plaques by Governor
General Arthur Hanna, have been
employed in the public service from
25 to 41 years.
Minister of Social Services and
Community Development Melanie
Griffin told the honorees that it is
oftentimes said that success in one's
career occurs when one is in the
right place at the right time. But it
happens in. the minority, not the
majority, of cases.
"One does not obtain a career
instantly. It is something that one
must build over time. It is some-
thing one must invest in, it is some-
thing that often requires great sac-
rifice," Minister Griffin said.
She said the honorees can be
proud of the fact that they have
achieved their award the old-fash-
ioned way.
"I believe if their collective life
stories were told, the pages would
overflow with the acts of self-sacri-
fice they made in order to provide
for their families, not just food,
shelter and clothing, but an educa-
tion that would allow their children
a better quality of life than they
had," Minister Griffin said.
The minister said even though
there were challenges along the
way, the pages of the book of the
honorees' careers would show that
they are indeed not the type of
employees that popular.musician
Kirkland Bodie (K.B) sang about in
his song abour civil servants.
"As persons who were desirous
of building a successful career, our
honorees did not live by the prin-
ciple of 'social promotion,' and take
'the position, 'o.ce I stay here just.
doing what I am doing, I will even-
tually move up'," said Minister
Griffin.
Minister Griffin added: "We live
in an instant age, where patience
is no longer a virtue. People gener-
ally do not want to wait for any-
thing. Whatever they want, they
want now and get upset when they
don't get it now."


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Allies hopeful on


Castro's recovery


* HAVANA
VENEZUELAN President
Hugo Chavez said he was going
straight to Fidel Castro's side'
after arriving in Cuba Thursday
for the Nonaligned Movement
summit, and that the Cuban
leader's recovery from intestinal
surgery has been remarkable,
according to Associated Press.
"If you saw.Fidel riding a
horse here, you would think
he's the Man from La Mancha,"
Chavez said. "Fidel has always
been a Quixotic figure. But this
Don Quixote is victorious and
invincible."
Chavez also said that with his
close friend in charge, the group
representing two-thirds of the
world's nations will be much
stronger. Cuba takes over the
three-year chairmanship of the
movement from Malaysia this
week.
GCstro praied-.Ghavez as a
world leader who is making
major changes to benefit his
people in a democratic way,
Bonasso said. "Chavez has been
creating an indestructible mod-
el. He does not represent an
extreme form of socialism, but a
realistic one," he quoted Cas-
tro as saying.
And Chavez is now genuinely
popular in the Middle East after


withdrawing Venezuela's top
diplomat from Israel in protest of
the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, a
North African diplomat said.
Chavez has been traveling the
world to make Venezuela's case
for a seat on the United Nations
Security Council, and the diplo-
mat said "that particular issue
made him a hero."
The summit features an array
of US critics whose appearances
in Cuba could shape the con-
tentious debate at next week's
UN General Assembly session
over Iran's nuclear ambitions
and Venezuela's UN campaign.
The summit also has provided
a fresh look at the collective
leadership that has emerged
during Fidel Castro's recovery.
Raul has taken on his brother's
protocol role, meeting with the
leaders of Malaysia, Algeria,
Vietnam, while several other
top Cuban officials have given
forceful speeches.
Also on the sidelines, the
Group of 15 developing nations
was convening on Thursday. Ini-
tially set up to foster cooperation
with international groups such as
the World Trade Organization,
the.G-15 has since grown.to
include .18 members: Algeria,
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt,
India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica,
Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nige-


ria,.Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka,
Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
One country that won't take
part is the United States, which
declined an invitation to attend
as an observer. A press officer
at the US Interests Section in
Havana said they wouldn't com-
ment on any matters discussed
at the summit.
Still, the policies of US. Pres-
ident George W Bush have
come up repeatedly. Cuban
National Assembly President
Ricardo Alarcon accused the
US of breaking its own anti-ter-
rorism pledge by harboring Luis
Posada Carriles, former CIA
operative and militant Castro
foe wanted in Venezuela for the
bombing of a Cuban airliner
that killed 73 people.
Cuban Vice President Carlos
Lage also singled out the Unit-
ed States as he exhorted the
movement to remain peaceful.
r'tAmmr-d warsa.andthreat-s;of -"
more'w'ars; the world in which
we live is each day more unjust
and unequal," Lage said. "The
end of the East-West con-
frontation was not the begin-
ning of the peace that many of
us dreamed of ... The real his-
tory has been that of a growing
dominance of a nation that is
unscrupulously exercising eco-
nomic and political pressures."


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Antique Auto CHILDREN
CHDR iGEN TEL

Club moves ,


into gear for



school children


THE Antique Auto Club of
The Bahamas used the pro-
ceeds of its annual Antique
Car Show of 2006 to buy
school uniforms in time for the
opening of school for the 35
school age children at the Chil-
dren's Emergency Hostel.
The hostel was established
in 1969 as a community service
project of the Kiwanis Club of
Nassau and it is dependent on
and appreciative of assistance
received from various civic
groups and individuals to meet
operating and other costs.
As the name implies, it hous-
es children on an emergency
and short notice basis. Most of
the children live there for short
Periods, but some, for various
reasons, stay for a number of
years.
The children range in age
from infants to age 12. On
reaching 12, the children must
move to another of the. chil-
dren's homes on the island,
unless they are adopted or
there are some family mem-
bers to accept them.'
The Antique Auto Club of
The Bahamas runs an Antique
Car Show each year. In recent
years, the show has been held
at Arawak Cay, which has
proven to be a popular loca-
tion.
Funds are raised through
the sale of barbecue dinners,
while corporate sponsorships
cover the costs for trophies,
etc. The club donates all pro-
ceeds each year to a charity or
organisation benefiting chil-
dren.
"The donation of school uni-
forms this year was especially
gratifying to us, not only from
seeing the appreciative looks
on the children's faces but on
those of the hostel administra-
tors as well," said Murray


Forde, chairman of the 2006
Show.
The Antique Auto Club was
formed in 1987 by six men who
shared a common interest in '
the love of vintage and special
interest automobiles. The club
has a membership of 50 men ,-4.
and women.
MEMBERS of the Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas pre-
sent school uniforms to Children's Emergency Hostel, purchased
with the proceeds of the Club's Antique Car Show for 2006. Left to
right: Richard Blake and Peter Armstrong, Treasurer and President
respectively of the Auto Club, Nikita Smith, Assistant Adminis-
trator, Katie Gardiner, Administrator of the Hostel and Murray
Forde, Chairman of the Antique Car Show 2006.
(Photo: Tim Aylen)


Dominican Republic

President leaves for

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Dominican Republic 2008-2009 term. Temporary
members, which must be
PRESIDENT Leonel Fer- approved by at least two-
ndez left Thursday on a trip thirds of the General Assem-
Cuba, the United States bly, lack veto power but gain a
d United Nations, his press high-level platform to influ-
ice said, according to Asso- ence world affairs.
ted Press. The president is scheduled
Fernandez and Foreign to fly to Chicago on Sept. 17
nister Carlos Morales Tron- for meetings with politicians,
so will first stop at the Non- academics and theDominican
gned Movement summit in community.
avana, where they were He is expected to head to
pected to use the meeting New York two days later to
the 118-member organiza- address the U.N. General
n to campaign for a seat on Assembly.
SU.N. Security Council. After stops in Philadelphia
The Dominican Republic and Miami, Fernandez is
pes to win one of Latin scheduled to arrive back in the
nerica and the Caribbean's Caribbean country oq Sept.
o non-permanent seats on 22.


NEMA to
hold disaster
readiness
exercise
THE national emergency man-
agement agency (NEMA), in col-
laboration with the Office of For-
eign Disaster Assistance
(OFDA), is hosting an Initial
Damage Assessment Training
exercise at the Defence Force's
Coral Harbour Base today from
8.30am to 5pm.
Emphasis on training will be
placed on shelters and shelter
management, and incident com-
mand systems.
Twenty Defence Force officers
and marines are expected to par-
ticipate in the exercise, to be con-
ducted by representatives of the
United States Agency for Inter-
national Development through
the OFDA for Latin America
and the Caribbean, in partner-
ship with NEMA.


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tor General, Ms Walkine.
THE Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism continues to blaze
award-winning trails with the
recent award of the Public Rela-
tions Society of America
(PRSA) Bronze Anvil for cut-
ting edge Bahamas Weather
Conference Podcast.
In accepting the PRSA
Bronze Anvil, Tourism Director
General Vernice Walkine not-
ed: "This happens to be the very


first Anvil ever awarded for a
pod cast, proving again that we
are leaders rather than follow-
ers. "
The Public Relations Soci-
ety of America solicits thou-
sands of entries from across
the US in a fierce competition
to determine "the best of the
best" and, according to Rene
Mack of Weber Shandwick,
the Ministry of Tourism's pub-


lic relations firm, "of the many
awards available, this is the
ope everyone wants on their
shelf."
The PRSA awards are tradi-
tionally dominated by corpora-
tions and consumer products
with enormous budgets, lots of
research and a traditional pro-
gramme models and so The
Bahamas winning this award is
even bigger.


* MINISTRY of Tourism management personnel attended a one-day seminar to examine global
trends in the tourism industn on Wednesdas at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel. Vincent
Vanderpool Wallace, secrelar) general of Ihe Caribbean Tourism Organisation, speaks to
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HEALTHCARE


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Doctors Hospital in conjunction with Nova Southeastern
University, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida will host a Health Careers
Open House Wednesday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in the Conference Room at Doctors Hospital. Admission is free,
the general public and all healthcare employees are invited to
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be considering advancing their career and those interested in
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Realtor to

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ceremony

PAT Strachan of Pat Stra-
chan Realty Sales Ltd is to
be awarded the prestigious
Certified International Prop-
erty Specialist (CIPS) des-
ignation and will join a
worldwide referral network
of elite global real estate
practitioners with expertise
in working with internation-
al clients as well as immi-
grants.
The CIPS Designation
will be awarded by the
National Association of
Realtors (NAR), which rep-
resents over 1,200,000 real-
tors in the United States.
Mr Strachan will be for-
mally recognized at the
NAR's annual convention in
New Orleans, Louisiana, on
November 11,2006.
Members of the CIPS
SNetwork are crucial players
in today's global real estate
market. The CIPS designa-
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who have achieved the nec-
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ence to work successfully
with international clients
and properties.


Online system for tracking




building control launched


MINISTER of Works and
Utilities Bradley Roberts said
the newly-launched Buildings
Control Online Tracking Sys-
tem is one of the "most exciting
initiatives" since the ministry
was created by law in 1971.
"This technological milestone
that we have achieved here
today has a number of positive
implications for the construc-
tion industry, both in New Prov-
idence and the Family Islands,"
Mr Roberts said.
Mr Roberts said among the
benefits of having the online
system was that those who sub-
mit building permit applications
will now be able to track
progress of their application
over the Internet, using the gov-
ernment's website.
"This means that it will no
longer be necessary for con-
tractors and the general public
to telephone the Buildings Con-
trol Division to make inquiries
relative to the status of their
permits, provided they have
Internet access in their busi-
nesses and homes," he said.
"One can simply go online
and, in your search engine,
enter the Government's Uni-
form Resource Locator (URL)


and follow the respective link."
Mr Roberts said that, to facil-
itate the search, both the con-
tractor and the homeowner will
be given a special Client Access
Code whenever permits are
submitted for processing and,
on visiting the site, a person will
be able to view the status of the
application, as it relates to fees
payments and progress.
"Client ministries will also be
able to log on using their unique
access code and view the status
of their building projects being
managed by the ministry, while
consulting directly with the pro-
ject officers," he said.
Members of the public who
do not have internet access can
use the online kiosk or obtain
assistance from project staff
members in the lobby of the
Ministry of Works and Utilities
headquarters on John F
Kennedy Drive.

Expansion

Mr Roberts said his ministry
is also in the final stages of
expanding the new software, so
that its benefits will also be
passed on to employees of the


* BRADLEY Roberts navigating the Buildings Control Online
Tracking System at its launch on Monday. Those who submit
building permit applications to his ministry will now be able to
track the progress of their application using the government's
website. Also pictured, from left, Desiree Nairn, a member of
the promotional staff for the system; permanent secretary at the
ministry Anita Bernard and Director of Public Works Melanie
Roach.
(Photo: BIS/Patrick Hanna)


ministry and sub-division devel-
opers.
"As it relates to staff, shortly
they will be given an individual
identification code (password
protected) to enable them to


log on-line to track vacation
leave, apply for vacation, view
performance appraisals and oth-
er personal information," he
said.
"And, in the case of sub-divi-


sion developers, they will be
able to log online to track the
progress of their sub-division
developments, from section to
section, within the ministry. This
feature will be available before
the end of the year."
Mr Roberts said his ministry
has launched its online citizens'
complaint Action Line, where
the public can go to HYPER-
LINK "http://www.citizenac-
tion.bahamas.gov.bs" www.cit-
izenaction.bahamas.gov.bs to
lodge complaints.
"When the browser opens,
you can 'click' on and open up
the e-mail, type the complaint
and send it off," Mr Roberts
said. .
"Here the public can file
complaints with respect to pot-
holes, flooding, drainage, etc.
Upon receiving a complaint, our
staff has been charged with the
responsibility to check the site
daily, and will refer them to the
appropriate officers for speedy
action."
"I encourage the public, who
for various reasons are afraid
of the computer, to learn how to
use a computer," he added. "I
am self-taught and I am still
learning new operations daily."


What is our violent


society coming to?



YOUNG MAN'S VIEW

AD R I A N G I BS N


A S a young man, it is
troubling to observe
the disregard that other
Bahamian young men have
shown towards life.
It is a travesty that young-
sters, particularly in the inner
city communities, have devel-
oped an attitude where it
appears that the lives of others
are valueless.
Nearly two weeks ago, 23-
year-old Hosea Lightbourne,
alleged to be a leader of the
Gundogs street gang, was
viciously killed in a drive-by
shooting.
As Lightbourne is slated to
be buried tomorrow, the Black
Village and Bain Town com-
munities are fearful that a
slaughter fest between the
neighbourhood gangs will
erupt.
In these underprivileged
communities, it is baffling and
disheartening that many young
men are arming themselves
with guns, machetes, switch-
blade knives, and other
weaponry to disrupt social har-
mony and destroy the lives and
livelihoods of families, instead
of educating themselves or
working for an honest living.
Recent news reports have
stated that Black Village resi-
dents claim that people among
them have been pinpointed as
possible retaliation targets.
What is more repulsive is the
nonchalant statement of a
Bain Town resident on televi-
sion last week suggesting that
there should be "a life for a
life". What has society come
to in the Bahamas when crime
is encouraged? This resident
should be immediately appre-
hended for inciting violence!
It is troubling to think that
many young men are becom-
ing violent egomaniacs, some
so self-absorbed that even a
look in their direction could
lead to questions such as "what
da vibe is?" (a colloquial ques-
tion used by many to deter-
mine if someone has an issue
and/or to engage a fight).

t is stunning that the man
accused of Lightboume's
murder, whose mouth is wired
shut as he is still suffering from
a previous gunshot wound,
now finds himself choosing
between protective custody or
becoming a victim of acts by
vengeful enemies.
Years ago, the police were a
constant presence in inner city
areas such as Bain Town,
Black Village, Ida Street and
others, rounding up any sus-
picious characters. Whatever
happened to those buses of
armed officers that raided
these communities? Why does
it seem that the police were
far better at infiltrating these
gang-riddled communities and


gathering intelligence than
they are now?
Community activist Rodney
Moncur is right to state that
the government's urban
renewal programme has col-
lapsed, due to poor funding
and the lingering presence of
idle young men. A carrot and
stick policy (i.e. the softer
urban renewal and police
snatch-and-grabs) should be
utilised in inner city commu-
nities.
With all this talk about a
war between Bain Town and
Black Village gangsters, we
should awaken to the sad state
of affairs afflicting our society.
When Bahamians are fearful
of young men retaliating
against each other and taking a
life as if it's as simple as dis-
carding garbage, it is high time
we realise that our society has
lost its moral fibre and has
eroded from one that was
sociable and docile to a sad,
violent freak show.
In recent years our society,
particularly in Nassau, has
become reminiscent of the
wild west/Iraq with gun crimes
and murder soaring ever so
high. The irony is that, while
the social fabric of our society
rips and the crime rate soars,
our national exam grade aver-
ages plummet.

I grew up in Long Island,
so I'm aware of the
peaceful, serene environment
certain parts of the Bahamas
still have to offer, but even in
places such as this, the crime
wave is spreading. Whatever
happened to the days when
Bahamians could sleep with
their doors open?!
The social degradation we
are now witnessing began with
the destructive drug trade,
when greed would turn sib-
ling against sibling, when the
lure of easy wealth took prece-
dence over the social con-
sciousness of many Bahami-
ans, leaving cold-blooded and
ruthless misfits in its wake.
Why is it that I must require
the services of a security alarm
company, a gated living facili-
ty and security bars to feel safe
at night? It is a shame that
each night I must enter a secu-
rity code before sleeping or
each time I leave home!
What have we come to in
this country when we MUST
live behind security bars in our
little prisons? How far are
we now behind Jamaica and
Trinidad?
We need to wake up and
address the sociology of our
current population now we
need to address crime and the
social collapse of Bahamian
society NOW!
ajbahama@hotmail. cor
www. weblogbahamas. corn


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for 30 years. The Management and Staff of John Bull

Group of Companies extend condolences to the Lowe

family during their time of bereavement. May it help to

know how many people share your sorrow and stand

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Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting times and
places: New Providence Community Centre: Mondays -
6pm to 7pm. The Kirk: Mondays 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group meets the first Monday of
each month at 6:30pm at New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road.
Dinner is provided and free blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing
is available. For more info call 702.4646 or 327.2878
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third Monday every month, 6pm @
Doctors Hospital conference room.
* RELIGIOUS

New Yom Kippur The Nassau Jewish Congregation will hold Yom Kippur
services on Monday, October 2/10 Tishrei, beginning at 10am. A children's
service will be held at 4pm, Avodah & Yizkor will be held at 5pm, Ne'ilah &
Blowing of Shofar will be held at 6pm and Break-the-fast meal will be held at
7:30pm. Services will be led by Chazzan Gonzalo Vega, of N'nei Israel, Costa
Rica, who will be in the Bahamas from September 21 to October 5. All ser-
vices will be held at the New Providence Community Centre, on the corners
of John F Kennedy and Blake Road.
* CIVIC CLUBS
Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Monday's at 7pm *
Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach *
Club 3596 meets
at the British Colonial Hilton Mondays at
7pm.
The Nassau Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) meets every third Monday
of the month in the Board Room of the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Bay St.


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TUESDAY


* PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS & RESTAURANTS

10.10.2.20. @ Club Nirvana: Tuesday nights at Club Nirvana, Elizabeth Avenue,
have been dubbed 10.10.2.20. Every tenth female patron is allowed into the club
absolutely free and is given a complimentary glass of Carlo Rossi. Tuesday
nights also include the Carlo Rossi's Hot Body Competition. Hosted by Daddi
Renzi and music provided by DJ Ai from 100 Jamz. Master Chef Devito Bodie
provides scrumptious appetizers.
* HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting times and
places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Tuesday 6pm to 7pm/8:30pm to
9:30pm.
The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of
each month at their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville. Call 323.4482
for more info.

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

The Kiwanis Club of New Providence meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the
Holy Cross Community Centre, Highbury Park.
The Luncheon Pilot Club of'Nassau meets every third Tuesday at SuperClubs
Breezes, Cable Beach at 12:30pm. We invite all community minded persons to
attend.
Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7:30pm @ C C Sweeting Senior
School's Dining Room, College Avenue off Moss Road Club Cousteau 7343
meets Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central
Andros Club 7178 meets each Tuesday at 6pm at the Cancer Society of the
Bahamas, 3rd Terrace, Centreville.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega chapter meets every second Tues-
day, 6.30pin @ the Eleuthera Room in'the Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable
Beach.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second Tuesday, 6:30pm @ Atlantic
House, IBM Office, 4th floor meeting room.

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

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PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

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

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting times and
places: New Providence Community Centre; Wednesday 7pm to 8pm. The
Nassau Group: Rosetta Street, Wednesday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.
.* CIVIC CLUBS
The Rourt Club of SouthEast Nassau meets every Wednesday from 1pm -
2pm at East Villa Restaurant, East Bay Street. Always an interesting speaker-
and great fellowship. If you would like to attend our meetifigs please send an
e-mail to bruno.pletscher@gottardo.com or kltfhyvsmith@hotmail.com.
The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorpo-
rated meets 6:30pm every third Wednesday at the Bahamas National Pride
Building.
TM Club 753494 meets evefy Wednesday,6pm-8pm in the Solomon's Building,


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East-West Highway. TM Club 2437 meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each
month at C C Sweeting Senior High School, Oakes Field.
International Training in Communication, Essence Club #3173 holds its bi-
monthly meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at Doctor's
Hospital Conference
Room.
Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus meets the second and.fourth
\ .:,jir .1%i of the month, 8pm @ St Augustine's Monestary.
* THEATRE
New James Catalyn & Friends presents "Summer Madness" Revue 2006,
Wednesday, September 13 to Saturday, September 16 at 8:30pm at The Dundas
Centre. A special AIDS Foundation benefit performance will be held Tuesday,
September 12. The Box Office at the Durdas is 393.3728/394.7179.

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* HEALTH
Free public health lectures featuring distinguished physicians are held at Doc-
tors Hospital every third Thursday of the month at 6pm in the Doctors Hospital
Conference Room. Free screenings between 5pm & 6pm. For more informa-
tion call 302-4603.
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting times and
places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Thursday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to
9:30pm. The Kirk: Thursdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau
GymNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor approval is
required. Call 364.8423 to register or for more info.
REACH Resources & Education for Autism and related Challenges meets
from 7pm 9pm the second Thursday of each month in the
cafeteria of the BEC building, Blue Hill
Road.

CIVIC CLUBS

The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a breakfast meeting every Thursday
morning at 7am at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel. (Fellowship begins at
6:45am)
Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first, second and third Thursday at the
Ministry of Health & Environnment building on Meeting Street commencing at
7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes.
International Association of Administrative Professionals, Bahamas Chapter
meets the third Thursday of every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach,
6pm.
The recently established National Insurance Baord Retiree Association
(NIBRA), meets every fourth Thursday in the month, in the National Insurance
Board's (NIB) training room, Wulf Road office complex, at 6pm. All retirees
are welcome.

New The Rotary Club of West Nassau holds its weekly meeting every Thurs-
day at Choices restaurant on the campus of the College of the Bahamas. Fellow-
ship starts at 12:30pm, a irh [he meeting held from 1pm to 2pm.


serving hot food/and take out music, drinks and an English breakfast. Cafe
Europa...the perfect place to spend your night out till the morning.
* HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting times and
places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Fridays 6pm to 7pm & 8:30pm to
9:30pm. Sacred Heart Church Fridays @ 6pm to 7pm New Providence Com-
munity Centre: Fridays @ 7pm to 8pm.
* CIVIC CLUBS
TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm
A19, Jean St.
Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second Friday of each month, 7.30pm at
Emmaus Centre at St Augustine's Monestary. For more info call 325.1947 after
4pm.
* RELIGIOUS

New Erev Rosh Hashanah celebrations The Nassau Jewish Congregation
will hold Erev Rosh Hashanah Friday, September 22/29 Elul. Dinner will be
held at 5:30pm, with the evening's service beginning at 7:30pm at the New
Providence Community Centre. Services will be led by Chazzan Gonzalo
Vega, of N'nei Israel, Costa Rica.
New Shabbat Shuvah The Nassau Jewish Congregation will hold Shabbat
Shuvah Friday, September 29/7 Tishrei. The Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at
7pm at the New Providence Community Centre. The service will be led by
Chazzan Gonzalo Vega, of N'nei Israel, Costa Rica.


S SATURDAY :4

HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting times and
places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Saturday mornings 10am to 11am.
SBahamas Diabetic Association meets every third Saturday, 2:30pm (except
August and December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.
Doctors Hospital CPR and First Aid classes are offered every third Saturday
of the month from 9am-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Community Training
Representative at 302.4732 for more information and learn to save a life today.
RELIGIOUS J
New Rosh Hashanah The Nassau Jewish Conregauon ,ill hold Roh
Hashanah on Saturday, September 23/1 Tishrie Three senice; will be held at
the New Providence Community, Centre at 10am, 4pm (a Children's Set-
vice) and 5pm (Tashlich). The servicewill be led by Chazzan Gonzalo Vega,
of N'nei Israel, Costa Rica.

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

SUNDAY -S

PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS
Traveller's Rest Restaurant, West Bay Street, features special entertainment -
Gernie, Tabitha and the Caribbean Express every Sunday from 6:30pm to
9:30pm.
HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting times and
places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to
9:30pm.
N RELIGIOUS

New Kever Avot The Nassau Jewish Congregation will hold Kever Avot
on Sunday, September 24/2 Tishrei. The service, which will be led by Chazzan
Gonzalo Vega, of N'nei Israel, Costa Rica, will be held at the Jewish Ceme-
tery on Shirley Street at 5pm.
New Erev Yom Kippur The Nassau Jewish Congregation will hold Erev
Yom Kippur services on Sunday, October 1/9 Tishrei. The pre-fast meal will
be held at the Jewish Cemetery on Shirley Street at 5:30pm.

UPCOMING

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


FRIDAY


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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006, PAGE 11


FROM page one

Initially Mr Mitchell and the
US Secretary had planned to
meet and discuss a variety of
issues pertaining to Bahamas/US
relations. However the meeting
was scheduled to take place on
the day that Mr Mitchell flew to
Cuba to open the Bahamian
Embassy there.
Clarifying what had happened
with the first meeting, Ambas-
sador Rood said that Mr Mitchell
did not "blow off" the visit with
Secretary Rice, but that there was
simply a scheduling conflict.
"When meetings are set up
often dates are provided and
before they are responded to
something else gets on the calen-
dar. So apparently dates were


Rice, Mitchell
provided and something got on
his calendar that created the con-
flict and when she got back to us
and we to him with a date that
could work, by then his calendar
had changed and he could not
attend that meeting.
"We now have another date
that we are hoping is going to
work out for a private lunch
between the secretary and the
minister and we are working very
hard to make this happen.
Because the minister has indicat-
ed that he would like to discuss
with the secretary the OPBAT
(Operation Bahamas Turks and
Caicos) mission and how impor-
tant it is to the Bahamas as well as


Praise for young Tribune journalists


FROM page one

sound coverage of a story which is being used all
over the world.
International reporters who have flown into Nas-
sau have admitted that they are using The Tribune as
the foundation of their own coverage of the case.
Singled out for special mention were staff reporter
Paul Turnquest, who has broken some of the best
angles on the story, chief reporter Rupert Missick Jnr
and assistant news editor Karin Herig.
All have been heavily engaged in the story since
it broke last Sunday.


Managing editor John Marquis said: "These young
Bahamians are among the cream of the journalistic
profession in the Bahamas.
"They are smart, committed and dedicated in
hunting down the story and presenting it as solidly
and accurately as possible."
He added: "When the eyes of the world's media
are upon you, and you are the guy who is expected
to get all the facts straight, you know what it is to be
a true journalist. The Tribune has proved it can pro-
duce journalists to compete with the best.
"It's very heartening to me that Tribune journal-
ists come through spectacularly on the really big
stories. I'm very proud of them."


FROM page one Anna Nicole Smith


the importance of the pre-clear-
ance facility in Freeport. And we
are optimistic that this meeting
will take place in late Septem-
ber," he said.
Concerns have been high with
regards to the anti-drug OPBAT
mission after US Defence Secre-
tary Donald Rumsfeld wrote a
letter in May of this year indicat-
ing his intentions to withdraw sev-
en Army Blackhawk helicopters
from the OPBAT mission by
October 1, to assist in the war in
Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ambassador Rood, however,
has stated before that there has
never been discussions about
withdrawing the helicopters, but
more about what other US
agency would be better able to
take on the mission.


Ms Anna Nicole Smith, mother
of the deceased, and another
male who identified himself as
Mr Howard Stern, Ms Smith's
attorney and a family friend," he
said.
The assistant commissioner said
that Daniel spent the entire night
in the hospital room with his
mother, the baby and Mr Stern.
"Our inquiries indicate that Mr
Smith was last seen moving about
the room at 6.30am. At 7.40am all
three adults were observed to be
asleep in the room. Our informa-
tion is that around 9.38am an
alarm was sounded at the nurse's
station from room 201," Mr Fer-
guson said.
After 23 minutes of resuscita-
tion efforts, Daniel was pro-
nounced dead at 10.05am.
According to her Bahamian
attorney Michael Scott, Ms Smith
experienced memory loss and had
to be reminded of what had hap-
pened.
At 1.45pm on Sunday, Mr Fer-
guson said, Daniel's body was
transferred to the morgue at
Princess Margaret Hospital.
The autopsy on Daniel's body
was performed on Tuesday by
forensic pathologist Dr Govinda
Raju.
"The samples collected from


LOCAL NEWS


FROM page one

era, was created for the world's
"non-aligned" nations that strug-
gled against colonialism, imperi-
alism, and all forms of foreign
aggression.
This movement, which cur-
rently has more than 110 mem-
bers, including Iran, Iraq, and
Venezuela- all of whom have
been quite vocal in their disdain
for the US has been presented
in the international press as a
meeting between "people who
hate America". The US declined
to attend or send an observer.
In an exclusive interview with
The Tribune yesterday, Ambas-
sador Rood took a few minutes to
express his views on the high-lev-
el conference.
"Minister Mitchell called and
we discussed a variety of out-
standing issues that we are work-
ing on and he did mention that
he was heading to the meeting
and wanted us to know what they
are going to work on and doing
what they can so that the meeting
would be 'balanced' I think
that's the word he used and
Constructive.
"He said, however, there are
quite a number of countries there,
so ho knq hshp.y muh iallu-
enee onicountry wouldcibv.e,ibut
he is hoping that countries that
are forward looking, like the
Bahamas and others in the
Caribbean, could make a differ-
.ence. It is our hope that they will
reaffirm the importance of
democracy and human rights.
We're also hoping that they will
condemn terrorism, no matter
who commits it," he said.
Ambassador Rood said, how-
ever, that the initial reports he
has heard thus far from the con-
ference are "rather disturbing".
"It doesn't seem as if the meet-
ing is forward looking or con-
structive. And there is so much
addressing the United States.
They are trying to compare us,
saying how can we promote
human rights when we have prob-
lems in our country. But the real-
ity is that every country has prob-
lems.
"There is no such thing as a
perfect human rights environ-
ment, but the difference is when
we have human rights issues it's
'investigated. We have problems
in Iraq, we investigate the peo-
ple and we prosecute. We have
problems in some of our own
prisons, some of our own jails,
some of our own police forces but
we deal with it and we act," he
said.
Ambassador Rood also said
that the same technique applies
for the Bahamas.


US Ambassador
"The Bahamas isn't perfect.
But when.there are instances like
have occurred since I have been
here, they are investigated and if
there was something that was
done that was not proper there
is action taken. The difference
between the United States and
the Bahamas compared to Cuba
is that people are held without
trials.
"In Cuba the press can't come
in and interview the various
Ambassadors and print whatever
they want. In Cuba people don't
have access to internet to learn
what the rest of the world is say-
ing. People can't travel, or buy a
plane ticket and leave. So for the
(Cuban) foreign minister to say


that we have human rights issues
- yes we do, but it doesn't com-
pare to the types of human rights
issues that are being faced in
Cuba. So it was, to me, kind of a
disappointing start to what I hope
will be a very positive meeting so
that this organization can take a
positive role in world'affairs," he
said.
Ambassador Rood said that he
hopes that friends of the US in
the Caribbean who will be attend-
ing the conference will push a
"forward looking agenda" that
supports democracy, human
rights, and the condemnation of
terrorism.
"I am very confident that they
are going to push it. Whether or
not they are going to overcome
the nosier countries that have oth-
er agendas time will tell."


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Smith's body by Dr Raju were for-
warded to the forensic science sec-
tion of the Royal Bahamas Police
Force later that same day.
"To date the cause of death is
not known. We await the results of
the toxicological and other analy-
sis and the autopsy. A death cer-
tificate has not been issued," Mr
Ferguson said:
Police would not say if they are
questioning airport or American
Eagle personnel, but Chief Supter-
intendent, and senior director of
media relations Hulan Hanna said
that at this time "a number" of
persons are being questioned.
Loretta Butler-Turner of But-
ler's Funeral told The Tribune yes-
terday that Ms Smith's lawyer, Mr
Stern, called her family's funeral
home on Sunday afternoon after
Daniel's death.
She said that Mr Stern made all
the necessary arrangements.
Mrs Butler-Turner said she has
been in contact with Coroner Lin-
da Virgill and understands that as
soon as the toxicology
report has been completed,
Daniel's body will be turned over
to them.
She said she expected that to.
happen sometiine today.
After the body is embalmed for


transport, it will be sent to Cali-
fornia.
Mrs Butler-Turner said that it
will take the funeral home only
about a day to prepare the body.
At this time she said she did not
know if the body would be trans-
ported by commercial airline or
private plane.
Mrs Turner-Butler said that
although she does not know how
Mr Stern became aware of her
establishment, Butler's Funeral
Home has a good reputation in
diplomatic and international cir-
cles.
"We handled the body of (Rn'B
singer) Aaliyah back in 2001 and
all the people who were travelling
with her. We also handled the
bodies of the Austrian aristocrats
who were killed in Bimini last
year," she said.
On the question of whether
Bahamian police are currently
working with a.US law enforce-
ment agency, ASP Ferguson
would only say that his officers
would seek foreign assistance
when the need arises.
However, US Ambassador
John Rood yesterday told The Tri-
bune that US officials are "confi-
dent that Bahamian authorities
are going to thoroughly investi-
gate this." .
"We have a great working rela-
tionship," he said.


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PAGE 12. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 15, 2006


Deandrea holds her own in Miss World


* DEANDREA Conliffe


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SENIOR ASSOCIATE/


KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications
from suitably qualified individuals for the position of SENIOR ASSOCIATE/KEY
PERFORMANCE INDICATOR in its IT Program Office.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Key Performance indicator Analyst is responsible for identifying and
developing key performance indicators (KPI) by which to measure efficacy
and service delivery success of the IT department. The KPI Analyst identifies
meaningful meirics and measures to enable management to quantifiably
evaluateIlT performance. The analyst works closely with IT peers, IT
management, executive management, and Business Partners to develop
meaningful, quantifiable metrics suitable for regular comparison and reporting.
The KPI analyst works to develop an Executive.Dashboard to assist senior
management in measuring key IT metrics as well as key company performance
metrics. The KPI Analyst is also responsible for the timely reporting against
performance indicators.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Identify IT KPIs necessary to measure the effectiveness of IT processes
and services
Identify key company KPIs as requested in order to provide executive
management with Executive Dashboard updates
Develop reporting metric measurements through software programs such
as BMC Patrol, Nagios, or other statistical monitoring systems
Develop procedures and utilize tools to gather statistics relative to KPIs
Prepare written and graphical weekly and monthly reports relative to KPIs
S. Develop, build, and support an Executive Dasihboard
Identify and implement, with the assistance of IT peers, tools necessary
to gather data relative to KPIs
Provide trending analysis over time to measure improvement
Make adjustments as necessary to ensure the effectiveness of KPls
Possess a customer service approach to security


MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:


Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information
Engineering, Information Systems, Management Information Systems or
equivalent industry experience in related fields.
5 years experience in an IT or-Accounting organization
2 years report writer experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Thorough understanding of the different areas of IT and the ability to
identify KPIs for the area
Expert knowledge of end user reporting tools such as. Crystal Reports
to facilitate KPI management
Strong knowledge of Extraction, Translation, and Load tools (ETL) to
build statistical repositories and produce reports
Good working knowledge of HTML and ASP to enable development of
Intranet based reporting mechanisms
Excellent working knowledge of BMC Patrol, Nagios, or similar metric
monitoring and reporting system
Excellent development, programming;, and configuration skills utilizing
metric monitoring systems
Working knowledge of Oracle, DB2, Windows2000, Linux
SStrong planning and organizational ability
Strong leadership ability .
Knowledge of project management processes, applications (MS Project).
and disciplines
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts and ideas
in a non-technical, simple manner
Proficient skills utilizing MS Office tools and applications

All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy
Drive, no later than September 27th, 2006 and addressed as follows:

VICE PRESIDENT
HUMAN RESOURCES, TRAINING & SAFETY
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD.
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS

RE: SENIOR ASSOCIATE/KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR


MISS Bahamas World 2006
Deandrea Conliffe is holding
her own as she competes against
over 100 contestants in the
world's oldest and largest beau-
ty competition.
The Bahamian beauty is mak-
ing her presence felt in Poland,
where the 56th edition of the
Miss World beauty pageant is
now in full swing.
She placed among the top 30
of the swimsuit competition, just
narrowly missing one of the 25
spots that would have secured
her chance to win an automatic
trip to the semi-finals.
And, although she didn't
advance to the finals in the Miss
World Sports competition, Miss
Bahamas World Deandrea
Conliffe gave it 'her all in what
turned out to be a gruelling and
exciting race to the finish.
She has spent the past 13 days
carrying the banner of The
Bahamas throughout Poland
with a warm smile and friendly
demeanour, in a variety of set-
tings from meeting.former
Polish president and Nobel
Peace prizewinner Lech Wale-
sa, to appearing on Polish tele-
vision, to painting the faces of
hospitalized children.
And throughout it all, she is
emerging as one of the
favourites of the competition.
The lovely Deandrea has
been named by not one, but
two, of the world's leading
pageant websites as one of the
girls to watch in this year's Miss
World competition.
The leader in the industry
Global Beauties (www.global-
beauties.com) has consistently.
listed her among the top three
candidates from the Caribbean
region since its coverage of the
.event began.
And following close behind
is the Grand Slam Beauties
website (www.grandslambeau-
ties.org) which initially had her
listed in its top 20 "hot picks"
list as favourite number seven,


* DEANDREA pictured in Poland


* CONTESTANTS meeting children


but has since dropped her to
number 18 after a short stint off
its list.
This is no small task when
one considers that Deandrea is
competing against beauty
queens from around the world,
including the region's pageant
power houses like Puerto Rico,
Trinidad and Tobago, the
Dominican Republic and
Jamaica.,
Deandrea hopes to build on
this momentum as the Septem-


ber 30 final draws near. "I'm
just doing my best to stay
focused, and represent my
country in such a way that all
Bahamians can be proud," she
said in a statement from Poland.
Bahamians now have the
opportunity to assist Deandrea
in her efforts to advance to the
semi-finals by voting for her
online at the Miss World web-
site (www.missworld.com). Her
voting number is MW402.
Each vote.is free of charge
and one may vote as many
times as desired.
Miss Venezuela has already
captured the.Beach Beauty
award, while Miss Canada has
won the Miss World Sports'
award. The other fast track
events to be held are the Talent
Competitioin,' ai the Beauty
with a Purpose Award.
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Marquis'


permit

FROM page one
ing a work permit in this way was
a flexing of absolute political will.
It had a pernicious and intimi-
dating effect on free speech.
"The very fact that the permit
was not immediately forthcom-
ing was sending a threatening
message to The Tribune and
this should not have occurred."
He added: "It would have been
a sad day for the Bahamas if the
eloquent prose and fiery stories of
Mr Marquis had been silenced.
He has brought the pages of The
Tribune alive with his passionate
pen and scrutinising eye."
For Mr Marquis, a former
award-winning investigative
reporter and international
sports writer, the decision was
cause for a double celebration.
His book, Blood and Fire,
launched in Nassau last Christ-
mas, was this week declared a
Caribbean bestseller only three
weeks after it hit the Amazon
Canada bestseller charts. His
publisher, Mr Michael Henry,
described it as a "phenomenal
success" for a first book.
Mr Marquis said: "I'm glad to
be able to continue working in
the Bahamas and I thank all those
who expressed their support.
Words of encouragement came
from many quarters, and from all
sections of Bahamian society.
"I believe our readers recog-
nise that press freedom is their
freedom and that expulsion of a
working journalist for telling the
truth would have meant their
constitution was meaningless.
"I hope this will serve as a
watershed in the country's his-
tory the day when victimisa-
tion came to an end."
Mr Marquis, whose weekly
INSIGHT articles frequently
confront highly controversial
issues, has worked in the
Bahamas for a total of 11 years.
He worked as a political
reporter for both The Nassau
Guardian and The Tribune for
three years in the 1960s and
returned as The Tribune's man-
aging editor in 1999, having
spent nearly 30 years in editor-
ial management in the UK.
An Abaco reader who rang
to offer support shortly before
the decision was known said:
"Mr Marquis is the only editor I
know who makes the news as
much as he writes it. Life here
would be very dull without him."


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EDNA COREEN ALBURY, 79

formerly of Harbour
Island and a resident.
of Miami Florida,
will be held on
Saturday, 11am at St
John's Anglican
Parish Harbour
Island. The Rev'd
Father Oswald D
Pinder Jr will
officiate and .
interment will follow
in St Catherine's
Cemetery, Harbour
Island.

Precious memories are held by her children, Zoe Major
of Harbour Island, Carlis Lightbourne and Lenora Albury
of Miami Florida, Timothy and Stella Sawyer and Alvin
Sawyer of Nassau, Brian and Faye Sawyer of Harbour
Island; grandchildren, Dawn Joseph Calixte, Eddie and
Candid Major, Javon Major of Harbour Island, Shawnta
and Anita Lightbourne, Miami, Letisha Paul, Sanjay,
Renaldo, Eugeneal "Jen" and Stefan Sawyer of Nassau,
Lauren Albury of Miami Florida, Brjnette, Bianca Sawyer
and Casimo Davis of Harbour Island; great grandchildren,
Sintra Major, Gabrielle Paul, Detric, Alexia, Tamara and
Trishell Major, Demetrius Pyfrom, Leila Daqwan and
Tyqwana Major; great great grandchild, Ditron Major;
sisters, Mary Sawyer of Nassau, Patricia Kathleen Rolle
and Alma Lena Canty of Miami Florida; brother, Percival
Higgs of Harbour Island; nieces Pandora Sawyer of
Nassau, Sandra McMullen, Marsha Curry, Portia Canty,
Daphne Stuart, Tanya Marabell of Miami Florida, Judy
Bain, Michelle Cumberbatch of Freeport, Grand Bahama;
nephews,, Dwight Sawyer, Charles Sawyer of Freeport,
Giand Bahama, Anthony "Tony", Martin, Paul Ambrose,
Chfford and Wayde Higgs of Nassau, Terry and Gordon
Higgs of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Kenneth Rolle of
Miami, Florida, Delvin Higgs of Rock Sound, Eleuthera;
grand nieces and nephews including, Sharelle, Christian,
Darron, Amanda Sawyer and Dominique Turnbull,
Kimberley, Paulette, Shandra, Antoine, Sherice and
Sherine Higgs; many relatives and friends including,
James Major, the family of Geraldine and the late Hartman
Saunders, the family of the late Earl and Hattie Sturrup,
Peggy Barry, Doreen Albury, Brenda Higgs, Yvonne Pratt,
Anne Sawyer, Nollie and Rose Higgs, Annie Sawyer,
Fanette Albury, Coralee Longley, Billy and Robert Sawyer,
Wendell Bain, the family of the late Sybil Cleare, Eloise
Johnson and family, Thackla and Olga Higgs, Sarah
Hutcheson, Edith Cleare, Delores and Alsaida, Johnson,
Oliva Parkinson, Theresa Fairweather, Gladys Taylor,
Agnes..Kemp, Janice Major, Patrick and Frederica Fisher,
Cynthia and Curtlyn Johnson, Daisy Dorsette, Felicia
Roberts, Simeon, Leander, Clement and Thomas Higgs,
Leomie Neely, Luann and Shelley Lewis, Bishop Carl
Dennis Lafrenia, the family of the late Whitfield Higgs,
Nellie and Sidney Major, members of the Church of God
of Prophecy Harbour Island, members of St John's
Anglican Church and the Community of Harbour Island.

Relatives and friends may view-the remains at
Commonwealth Funeral Home, The Chapel of Memories,
Independence Drive on Friday from 10:30 2:30pm and
at the church in Harbour Island on Friday from 5pm to
service time on Saturday.


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Celebrity came to the Bahamas o Material



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ANNA Nicole Smith came to the
!Bahamas to have her baby "because
.he was looking for some privacy",
i business associate has revealed.
She had a problem earlier in her
iiegnancy and wanted to be away
trom the Hollywood scene, said
company boss Alex Goen.
Before son Daniel's death, they
had enjoyed "a perfect day", with


Daniel holding his baby sister and
talking to his mother, he said.
"They spent that night in the
hospital room and next morning
Anna found him," said Mr Goen,
CEO of Trimspa, a well-known
weight loss firm.
"The next morning Anna found
him not breathing. She screamed
for Howard (believed to be


Howard K Stern, her lawyer) to
come and take a look."
Mr Goen, interviewed by Fox
News' Greta van Susteren,
described Daniel as "a good kid, a
straight kid, a good student, very
respectful."
Mr Goen said he knew Anna
because "she lost a lot of weight
with our product. She toured the


country in one of our buses."
He added: "If Anna was there,
Daniel was there. They had a mag-
ic relationship. When she walked
into a room, he lit up. When he
walked into a room, she lit up."
Mr Goen said Anna gave birth
to Daniel when she was 17. "They
were not just. mother and son.
They were very good friends."


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P.O.Box N-7245
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Rental



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Bahamas


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West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas

Common Aggregate
Transport Ltd.


Common Aggregate
Transport Ltd.

Turquest Brian
P.O.Box SS-6192
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS PASS


"Float Mat"
6ft Rubber


"Arctic Circle
No. 1 34.13ft
Steel

"A.S. No 1"
53.34ft Steel

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Charter


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Nassau,
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San Salvador


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Alexander
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Village Road


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Nassau,
Bahamas


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Campbell Al
Nassau,
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Rickey
Nassau,
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Demaro
Nassau,
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Ferguson Kevin
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Nassau, Bahamas

NB/03/06 Hanna Lionel
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/04/06 Hanna Lionel
Nassau, Bahamas


NB/07/06 Kemp Osborne
P.O.Box N-4072
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/05/06 Taylor Basil
St Alban's Drive
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/06/06 Tycoon Management
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


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"Clear Water"
28ft Parasail


"Banana Boat"
17ft Rubber


"Banana Boat
17ft Rubber

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25ft

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Nassau, Bahamas


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Nassau, Bahamas

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Harbour Drive East
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Nassau, Bahamas


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Nassau, Bahamas


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M By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter
AS the Ministry of Tourism aggres-
sively works to diversify its markets, it
will be essential to have Bahamians
who are bilingual employed in all
aspects of the tourism experience.
Yesterday Glenda Johnson, who
heads the new Latin American
Department at the Ministry of
Tourism, said the, ministry is looking
for qualified Bahamians to cater to


the needs of visitors.
Ms Johnson:noted that, in particular,
the ministry is aggressively targeting
China, Latin America and India as
areas that would diversify the tourism
market from the United States.
,As a result, she said that it will
become increasingly important to find


; Bahamians who can speak a second
language, particularly in those areas.
In fact, noting the increase in the
Chinese market, the ministry hasthree
persons who are currently in an,
immersion programme in China to
learn Mandarin.
"I have mterviewed quite a number


of them o\ er the last month. We have
a need for them. The timing is right
and we have a priority list that we are.
creating with all the Spanish speaking
or any foreign language," she said.
Ms Johnson's comments came at a
joint press conference on the eve of a
joint trade mission her ministry will


have with the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce to Panama to explore trade
and tourism opportunities in Latin
America later this month. The press
conference was held at the chamber.
Presently, the ministry is working
to expand its English campaigns into
Spanish to accommodate a potentially
growing Latin American market.
Noting the need to communicate
with visitors, Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce president Tanya Wright
said the chamber is to launch a series
of workshops designed to assist per-
sons in language skills.
"I expect the business community
to really be the drivers of the various
programmes. They are the ones who
will be able to articulate their needs."
For example, she said the vendors
at Arawak Cay may decide as an asso-
ciation to get together and determine
what they need to do as a group.
S"In the evolution of relationships
throughout the world, we are going to
find that Bahamian business persons
will adapt and seek ways to assist with
the adaptation to be able to sell and
service the growing tourism market.
"We will call on the business com-
munity to articulate what their respec-
tive business concerns are in terms of
foreign languages interaction," she
said.
: Mrs Wright saidthat now is the best
time to ensure that the interests are
developed. "We will also work with
the Ministry of Tourism and the Min-
istry of Education because we want to
bring back ibe human resources that
are floating around the world so that
their skills can be utilisied in these ser-
vices. The market has driven us in that
direction."
Gershan Major, a chamber mem-
ber, added that there had been a
change in world events.
"We are more globalised and the
ddmands of skills and competencies
are far greater. The chamber has done
a tremendous job in providing access
to the market. The challenge in having
access is that you have to enter
through the door and once the door is
opened and you are invited to come in,
you need to be prepared to take
advantage of the opportunity," he said.


Delegation to explore


new trade avenues


By CARA BREONEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Ministry of Tour ism
and a 20-member delegation
From the Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce are set to travel
S to Panama--this month to
'explore new avenues of
tourism and trade as well as
the potential for a riew air mar-
ket from Latin America.
Holding a combined press
conference at the Chamber of
Commerce yesterday, the new
head of the Latin America
Department, Glenda Johnson,
explained that the ministry
continues to tap into new mar-
kets in an effort to crease vis-
itor arrivals to the Bahamas.
She expressed confidence in
the tremendous potential that
exists for establishing a strong
customer base in the region,
"There are a lot of booming
economies in Lain America
and a rapidly growing affluent
class that have both the means
and the desire tO travel, Ms
Johnson said.
"Both the timing and the
opportunity are perfect for tap-
ping into this emerging mar-
ket."
She said that, with a popula-
tion of just over 2.. million and
a currency on parwith the US
dollar, Panama could provide
both the volume and socio-eco-
nomic class of visitors that the
Bahamas had grown accus-
tomed to seeing.
According to. the World
Travel and Tourism Council,
Sby the end of the year Pana-


manians would have spent
some US$662.5 million on
travel and tourism, which adds
up to,6.1 per cent of the total
annual personal consumption
of the country. This figure is
expected to grow to US$1.2
billion by the year 2013.
In an effort to capitalise on
this, the Latin American Divi-
sion and the Airlift develop-
ment are exploring possibili-
ties of securing direct flights
from a number of key trans-
portation hubs in Central and
Latin America.
In particular. the airlift divi-
sion is working with Copa air-
lines on the potential for ser-
vice to and from Latin Ameri-
ca.
At the moment there is not
direct service to this country
from a Latin American hub.
"Panama is known as the
economic hub of globalisation
for the Americas, so it is only
fitting that this should be the
first country we should begin
with," said Tyronne Sawyer,
the ministry's director of airlift.
From the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce perspective,
the trip will prove beneficial
to allow them to meet with
their respective counterparts
in a wide array of industries
towards the ultimate goal of
establishing business relation-
ships that could prove mutu-
ally beneficial.
This is an opportunity that
could be particularly benefi-
cial given Panama's Colon
Free Trade area and the Pana-
ma Canal, said the chamber's
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Consider advertising to promote your business


NOW that you are ready to
promote your business, you may
wish to consider advertising.
Of the various promotional
tools that you can use, advertising
is probably the one you are most
familiar with.


However, to get it right will
require considerable planning and
you will need to get a lot of things
right to succeed.
Advertising has several advan-
tages. You can control what you
want to say, when you want to


say it and where you want to say
it. ,
There are also disadvantages.
Someone famous once said that
advertising is only 50 per cent
effective, so the trick is to find
the 50 per cent that works.


Another disadvantage is cost,
as advertising can be very expen-
sive. You also may not be able to
control the timing, as some mag-
azines have long lead-in times, so
to get your advert in the Christ-
mas edition means you may have


to submit copy by the end of July!
Also, once you have submitted
your ad, you may not be able to
change it.
So, what are the steps to create
an effective advertising cam-
paign?
Firstly, you must define what
you are trying to achieve. Are
you trying to create awareness
around a new product launch, a
store opening, change of address,
a special event or promotion?
Are you trying to increase sales
of an existing product or service?
Are you trying to recruit staff?
Be clear on this area and the rest
will fall in place.
Secondly, decide what type of
advertising you are going to do.
There are many types of adver-
tising available. Posters? Leaflets?
Website? Directories? Papers?
Magazines? Radio? TV, Nation-
ally? Locally?
The method you use will need
to reach your targeted audience.
Each has its advantages and dis-
advantages as to the time it will
take to organise, how often you
can make changes, the broadness
of its appeal, readership/viewer-
ship, cost and timing.
Thirdly, you must consider
your timing. The best time to
advertise has to be when people
are in a buying mood. So, off-
peak periods such as summer may
not be the best times to adver-
tise. Planning your advertising
schedule is important. Make sure
you put the deadlines for the pub-.
lications you want to advertise in
your schedule, so that you don't
miss important shopping periods
like Christmas, Easter and bank
holidays.
I would recommend creating a
campaign spreadsheet with dates
on the left and columns with each
of the types of adverts you want
to do. Put in as much detail as
possible.
Fourthly, how often are you
going to advertise? It is very
rarely that a single advert placed
in one publication one time will
work. You may need to prepare a
campaign.
Many small businesses adver-
tise on a regular basis in order to
build up customer awareness of
their product, so they can capture
the customer when they decide
to buy.
Fifthly, decide where you are
going to advertise. This is com-
monly known as targeting your
advertising at the particular audi-
ences that you wish to reach.
If you wish to target local cus-
tomers, then you could advertise
on local newspapers and maga-
zines, local radio, local TV,,
leaflets. posters in your shop win-
dow, hoardings on games pitches,
ello pages and possibly posters
on sides of buses and taxis.
If you wish to target national
customers, then you could adver-
tuse in national papers and maga-
zines, national radio, national TVx
as well as yellow pages, and your
website. The choice is yours, but
think it through. '
, If you are going to advertise, in


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newspapers, magazines and radio,
make sure that you check their
readership matches your target
audience. If only 20 per cent of a
readership of a publication would.
be interested in your product, or
service, then 80 per cent of your
advertising will be ineffective.
You can find out this informa-
tion by asking the publication to
send you a media pack, which will
tell you what circulation they
have, the types of readers, a copy
of publication and the cost of
advertising.
Remember, when you adver-
tise in a newspaper, it will only
be read once, whereas a maga-
zine will probably be picked up
several times. Also free publica-
tions will probably be read less
than those publications that peo-
ple buy to read.
If you decide to book ad space
in a publication, make sure you
discuss the positioning: The most
effective ads are usually on the
right-hand page, usually near the
bottom right-hand side.
Earlier in the publication is
often better than later and oppo-
site an article is also good. Try to
avoid being placed too near
someone's full-page advert. Try
different positions over time and
monitor the results.
Sixthly, when you design your
adverts, make sure that you. are
consistent in design and copy so
that each ad reinforces the previ-
ous one to create' a brand in the
customer's mind. So when they
see the logo or design in future,
they will make the connection
with your company.
Finally, you must monitor the
results. Otherwise, you won't
know what Works and what does-
n't. Make sure you survey every
customer to find out how they
found you. Train oybur staff to ask
'customers when'they phone in.
Ask customers at the till as well.
Keep a record of this informa-
tion and review it regularly.
SSome cdmmorn mistakes made
'by the antipreneur:
Not enough rime spent plan-
ning, budgeting and campaign
management J
Choosing the wrong place to
advertise, i
Youl ads targeted to the
wrong audience' in the wrong
publications
Getting the timing wrong
Lack of consistency in design,
colour, copy and! message of your
Sadverts
Marketing your business is an
important area and will require
constant effort. So, in order to
a'oid the trap of antipreneurship,
make sure you'spend time on this
area as-it could pay large divi-
dends for your future business
success.
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* VINCENT Vanderpool Wallace, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, speaks to participants. (INSET) -
Seminar participants, including Vernice Walkine (left on front table), director general of the Ministry of Tourism, Tommy Thompson
(centre), deputy director, and David Johnson, deputy director.


Examining




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tourism industry


MANAGEMENT person-
nel in the Ministry of Tourism
attended a one-day seminar to
examine global trends in the
tourism industry.
The seminar was held at the
British Colonial Hilton hotel
earlier this week.
S Participants reviewed global
travel trends of th; affluent
consumer, regional industry


growth trends as compared
with Bahamian industry
growth trends, and discussed
the Bahamas' place in the
global travel arena.
Presenters
The presenters were Dennis
A Marzella, executive vice-
president of Yesawich, Pep-


perdine, Brown & Russell -,a
Florida-based marketing,
advertising and public relations
firm, Vincent Vanderpool
Wallace, secretary general of
the Caribbean Tourism Organ-
isation, David Johnson, a
deputy director of the Ministry
of Tourism, and Vernice
Walkine, director general of
the Ministry ofTourism.


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The property is 10,436 sq.
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2 Bath, Living, Dinning
Room & Kitchen all in
one and is located
within 5 minutes walk
from the beach.
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For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas
Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before September 25, 2006.
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2006
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/gen/No. 00102
Common Law Side

BETWEEN

SENTOSA FISHERIES LIMITED
Plaintiff
AND

FELIX A. BOWE
First Defendant

AND

MICHAEL LUNN
(also known as Mario Bowe)
Second Defendant

To: FELIX A. BOWE whose last known address
was East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas. TAKE
NOTICE that an action has been commenced
against you personally in the Supreme Court of
this Commonwealth of The Bahamas as the First
Defendant namely CLE/gen/No. 00102 by
SENTOSA FISHERIES LIMITED a
company incorporated in accordance with the
laws of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
in which the Plaintiff's claim is for a declaration
that it is the owner of the Vessel "SENTOSA
I" the delivery of the to the authorized servants
or agents of the Plaintiff an injunction restraining
the Vessel the First Defendant whether by himself
his servants or agents or otherwise from entering
upon the vessel, damages and costs.
AND TAKE FUTURE NOTICE that it has
been ordered that service on you of the write
issued in this action be effected by this
advertisement. If you desire to defend the said
action you must with fourteen (14) days from
the publication of this advertisement inclusive
of the date of such publication enter an
appearance at Registry of the Supreme Court,
Ansbacher House, Nassau, Bahamas. In default
of such appearance judgment maybe entered
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Thursday 14 September 200 6
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES VISIT WWW.BISXBAHAMAS.COI4FORA MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,614.02 / CHG 00.00 / %6C1416 00.O /YTD 263.31 YTD % 19.49
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Securit y Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
1.85 0.59 Abaco Markets 1.74 1.74 0.00 -0.109 0.000 N/M 0.00%
12.05 9:50 Bahamas Property Fund 11.50 11.50 0.00 1.612 0.380 7.1 3.30%
7.50 6.55 Bank of Bahamas 7.50 7.50 0.00 0.738 0.170 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 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 0.618 0.240 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 9.60 Commonwealth Bank 11.49 11.49 0.00 0.943 0.600 12.2 5.22%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.22 5.27 0.05 0.130 0.045 40.1 0.86%
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 6.16 6.16 0.00 0.539 0.240 11.4 3.90%
11.51 10.60 Finco 11.51 11.51 0.00 0.763 0.560 15.1 4.87%
13.76 9.50 FirstCaribbean 13.76 13.76 0.00 0.885 0.550 15.5 4.00%
11.21 9.21 Focol 11.21 11.21 0.00 0.885 0.500 12.7 4.46%
1.15 0.95 Freeport Concrete 1.00 1.00 0.00 -0.170 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 8.65 ICD Utilities 8.65 '8.65 0.00 0.532 0.270 16.3 3.12%
9.10 8.50 J.S.Johnson 8.75 8.75 0.00 0.527 0.560 16.6 6.40%
8.09 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 8.09 8.09 0.00 SUSPENDED 0.160 0.000 50.6 0.00%
10.00 1000 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 2.036 0.195 4.9 1.95%
4.,1ff SIM Fidelity Over-The-Countei Securiies
52wk.Hi 52wk-Low Symboil Bid Ask A Last Pr.,ce 1'Veeki, Vol EPS D$ P E Yel.-:
14.30 12.25 Bahamas Suporrna i -ir 14.60 1.-u6 1 00i 1 323 9r: 7
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0 54 0 20 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.002 0.000 NM 0.00%
Colne Over-The-Cournter SeouriUes
3.00 28.00 ABDAB -1.00i 43 00 4 1 00 2 I22 0 ri0 19 4 :'- 19
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.360 8.0 2.57%
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1 3073 1 2508 Colina Money Markel Funa 1 307286"
2.9513 2.4403 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.9513**
2.4606 2.2560 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.460616"*
1.1923 1.1348 Colina Bond Fund 1 19233.1 ""
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52wk-HI Highest closing prise In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing prie In lest 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 08 September 2006
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week 31 August 2006
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value ** 31 August 2006
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
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Doctor Wanted..

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Position to begin October 2006
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Eligible Candidate must posses:

SBachelors 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


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BSI 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 AMERICA/EUROPE

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
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Research, develop and implement strategies for new bank
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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
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Cooperate with the Group's South American network regarding
business plan

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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

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STAFF VACANCY

Assistant Director, Networking
The Management Information Services Department is seeking applicants who will be
responsible for the Networking/Technical Services area and will provide the highest
level of professionalism and performance possible in the execution of duties. This
individual must be goal oriented, organized, a team player and enthusiastic to meet
all goals set by the College. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Managing medium to large infrastructure and core technologies installed base
Managing enterprise PBX installation, with AMC request, CDP and CDR plans
maintenance requirements and availability of system
Working with a variety of hardware and software networking platforms
Experience of working with networking technologies including TCP/IP, routing
protocols (RIP, RIPII, OSPF, etc.) addressing, DNS, DHCP, AD, Proxy, network
management tools, CLI, wireless, security, 802.1X, multi-homing to the internet
and configuring equipment.
Networking "big picture" issues including security
Troubleshooting specific detailed network problems to resolution

Qualifications & Experience
A Bachelor's Degree preferably in Computer Technology or a related area along
with relevant .or equivalent professional qualification is required.
No less Than 8 10 years experience with at least 4 years of supervisory
responsibility.
Recent experience managing medium to large infrastructure and core technologies
installed base.
Experience managing enterprise PBX installation, with AMC request, CDP and
CDR plans, maintenance requirements and availability of system.
Experience with a variety of hardware and software networking platforms.
Specific experience with networking technologies including TCP/IP, routing
protocols (RIP, RIPII, OSPF, etc.) addressing, DNS, DHCP, AD, Proxy, network
management tools, CLI, wireless, security, 802.1X, multi-homing to the internet
and configuring equipment.
Specific experience with networking "big picture" issues including security.
Ability to troubleshoot specific detailed network problems to resolution.
Working knowledge of Ethernet and LAN/WAN technologies.
Additionally, the successful candidate should possess the following:
Strong Supervisory skills
Ability to work unsupervised
Good organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proficient knowledge of Ethernet and LAN/WAN technologies

Interested candidates should submit a COBApplication Form, a detailed curriculum
vitae ant a cover letter of interest, giving full particulars of qualifications and experience
along with three confidential work references no later than September 30, 2006 to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas


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VACANCY FOR THE POSITION OF:
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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
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0 Three years banking experience.

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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.,




PRESS

STATEMENT

Bahamas Public Services Union
Health Plan
The Bahamas Public Services Union is grateful for
the overwhelming support of its Medical Plan
members during the past few decades.

In regard to the present series of negotiations which
are ongoing between the BPSU and Doctors
Hospital, the membership should be advised that
health services utilizing the Health Plan card may
still be obtained at the Princess Margaret
Hospital and private health, facilities, excluding
Doctors Hospital, where payment is now required
prior to services.

In the meantime, BPSU is in discussion with Doctors
Hospital regarding outstanding matters and seeks to
clarify these issues, soon.

If members require additional information please
contact the Medical Plan business office at
telephone numbers 356-4947 through 9 or the
Chairman at telephone numbers
325-0038 or 326-0350.

Bahamas Public Services Union apologizes for any
inconvenience caused.


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environment. This incumbent will be required Any persons who objects to the granting of the said
like to apologize to totravelperiodically.
ke to apol g e toto travel periodically. Certificate of Title is required to file in the Supreme Court
ur e lees e y c e ve bee and serve on the Petitioners or their Attorney a Statement
there Our e ye y competitive benefits of his, her or its Claim in the prescribed form, verified by
package. an Affidavit and other related requirements to be filed and
during our down tim e served therewith by the 9th day of October, 2006. Failure
of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his, her
Please e-mail resume to: or its Claim by the 9th day of October, 2006 will operate
Ice is available now to leotha.nixon@pepsibahamas.com as a bar to such Claim.

serve the public. Mail to: P.O. Box N-3004 JAMES M. THOMPSON
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containing 15.00 Acres in the vicinity of Hooper
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for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, East by land originally granted to Amelia Smith
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/ ; but now the property of various owners and
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and running there One thousand and Eighty-seven
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from therun tren On t n n it- vn
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dissolution has been completed in accordance with the and Health, Performance Management, hundred and Twenty-nine and Thirty-five
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ACROSS
3 The smallest gets left on one side (5)
8 Concentrate on getting a dear
picture (5)
10 Discoverthe real possibility of a bit
ofrfun 5)
11 Theheightof great
original ()
12 Being aaint, hewold help one (5)
13 Get in touch and deceive with
diplomacy (7)
15 She'sinlove,statedly(5)
18 The horse dealer's beverage (3)
19 Tie up Tuesday at three, perhaps (6)
21 Goes through a straining sort of
process (7)
22 On accepting me,
gives a sign (4)
23 A catdoes so at many points (4)
24 Sligtlytouched (7)
26 Hore that starts as it
finishes (3-3)
29 Aost a royal mly? (3)
31 To checkout public relations can
befun (5)
32 Pn a leamrerlongsfor ()
34 Ideas possibly ignored by actors on
stage (5)
35 Oflthtypea aid can be endless (3)
3 Acrop ococonuts? (5)
37 One benton boozing? (5)
38 What omewould call
roadho (5)


DOWN
1 Off, in the sense of "out of the
question" (3,2)
2 There maybe call for it in the
theatre (7)
4 A dramatic departure is no longer the
thing (4)
5 Saves about a quid for the lowly
workers (6)
6 It can be dogmatically held to provide
shelter out East (5)
7 What you do, on paper,
seems right (5)
9 A trick to see in advance (3)
12 Expert sound, albeit perhaps
thinner (7)
14 In mere display, everything is
shallow (3)
16 To round up herds takes very little (5)
17 Come up for more pay (5)
19 Run like a sort of chargers (7)
20 Chinese pick-up devices? (5)
21 As on a hot Saturday night? (5)
23 Servants having meals in,
perhaps (7)
24 View a cutting tool as a plaything (6)
25 Even Mr Keino needed a rest (3)
27 Where the salts are far
from the sea (5)
28 Machine partsmuch changed (5)
30 Ancient king of a wild horde (5)
32 Port engulfed? (4)
33 The point of cannibalism (3)


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ACROS. 9, A- i 10, Ag-ons-d 12, Ap(pear)ed 13,
Re-mis* 14, Sehce 15, Cu-throat 17, Can-tones-e
18, D-ragged 20, Tr-end-y 21, Does (doze) 24 Col-L-are-d
26, Repeaer 28, Reed (rev) 29 St-R-ing 31, ranted 34,
Paper-clip 36, Grand slam 38, Serbia-(mutton)n 39, Strain
40, Down 41, Bore d-own 42, Sand-stone.
DOWN: 1, Balanced 2, Moment 3, Side r-o-ad 4, Res-l's-t
5, Mass-acre 6, Loosened up 7, Pi-ef-ot 8, Re-thre 11,
Reverse 16, Highly 19, Alone (a loan) 20, Tod (rev) 22, n
vt 23, -bard 25, Rattling on 26, Rag 27,Pr-Op-osl
30, Imposing 31, Gra-die-nt 32, De-mand-ed 33, Trained
35, Par-don 36, G(rey)-arish 37, Look on.


yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 9, Ambulance 10, Enlarges 12, Noon 13, Result
14, Upstart 15, Badminton 17, Automaton 18, Let down
20, Seesaw21, Sore 24, Demerara 26, Breather
28, Oven 29, Statue 31, Regrets 34, Fictional 36,
Dismantle 38, Sangria 39, Napkin 40, Spat 41, Encircle
42, Treasurer.
DOWN: 1, Cannibal 2, Abroad 3, Unbeaten 4, Return 5,
Heat wave 6, Illustrate 7, Presume 8, Depart 11, Stunned
16, Ironed 19, Theme 20, Sea 22, Obese 23, Stigma 25,
Attendance 26, Bee 27, Confess 30, Talented 31, Respires
32, Sweaters 33, Air raid 35, Canine 36, Depots 37,
Tapers.


ACROSS
3 Baked food (5)
8 Japanese bed (5)
10 Asian country (5)
11 Weight (3)
12 Boundary (5)
13 Ceased (7)
15 Honour (5)
18 Meadow (3)
19 Procession (6)
21 Malicous (7)
22 Flightless birds (4)
23 Fewer (4)
24 Colonised (7)
26 Bomb-hole (6)
29 Age (3)
31 Radio (b)
32 Craftsman (7)
34 Chimes (5)
35 Devour (3)
36 Blemish (5)
37 Rage (5)
38 Thick (5)


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Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker


Maximizinq Your Chances


West dealer
Neither side vulnerable.
NORTH
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WEST EAST
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The bidding:
West North East South
1 + Dble Pass 1
Pass 3 V Pass 4V
Opening lead ace of diamonds.
Declarer often obtains valuable
information about the opponents'
hands from the bidding. Since a great
part of the skill in dummy play rests
upon deducing how the defenders'
cards are divided, such knowledge
can be the key to producing the best
result.
This deal occurred in a pair event.
At most tables the final contract was
four hearts, and in every case but
one, ith nrac was defeated when
dclarerri' r\\, -rw-nps, a diamond
and a club.


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Where a spade was led or shufied
to later m the play, declarer won and
led the ace and another heat. This
resulted in the loss of two heart tricks
and down one.
But one alert declarer, his ears
tuned to the bidding, lost only one
trump trick and so made four hearts.
He reasoned that West could hardly
have an opening bid without the king
of hearts. Therefore, when West
shifted to a spade at trick two after
leading the diamond ace, this South
won the spade with the jack and
returned the queen of hearts.
Whether West covered with the
king or not, he could score only one
trump trick, and the contract was
home.
The successful declarer clearly
made the best play when he led the
queen of hearts, even though that
card was not backed up by the jack or
ten.
It is true that this play would have
cost the contract if West's king had
been a singleton, but against that
possibility were all the hands where
West might hold two, three or even
all four hearts.
Declarer should reason that when
the hearts are divided 2-2, it does not
matter which heart he leads. But
when West has three hearts including
the king, the queen play guards
against the possibility that East's sin-
gleton is the jack or ten.


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and there must be at least one I0 PP
nine-letter word. No plurals
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 18; very good 27;
excellent 35 (or more). Solution
tomorrow.


DOWN
1 Glazier's
paste (5)
2 Confound (7)
4 Attack (4)
5 Beast (6)
6 Dissuade (5)
7 Cold dish (5)
9 Also (3)
12 Hide (7)
14 For every (3)
16 Old-fashioned (5)
17 Contract (5)
19 Gamblers (7)
20 Respond (5)
21 Mortal (5)
23 Tolerant (7)
24 Calm (6)
25 Auction iem (3)
27 Out of practice (5)
28 Lukewarm (5)
30 Afterwards (5)
32 Mountain range (4)
33 Droop (3)


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FRIDAY,
SEPTEMBER 15

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
This is a good time for repairing
bridges, Aries, especially personal
ones. The more you worry about a sit-
uation, the worse it will seem. It's time
to get positive.
TAURUS Apr'21/May 21
.You cannot be all things to all people,
Taurus. The sooner you realize that
you, too, have limitations, the happier
you will be. Set aside time for your-
,self in the next few days.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Now is the ideal time for caution,
Gemini. It is better to be safe than
sorry when it comes to what you say
and do. If you try to outsmart some-
one, it will come back to haunt you.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You're smart, but a cocky attitude
will not win fans, Cancer. You don't
have much experience with financial
matters, so let the experts handle this
area of your life.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
So many ideas, so little time. Is it
any wonder that you've been feeling
frustrated lately? Be patient just a lit-
tle while longer, and things are sure
to work out for the best.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
No matter how much you may be
tempted, Virgo, avoid getting
involved with the rumor mill. It can
get you into trouble faster than the
blink of an eye.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Although you may have your suspi-
cions about a coworker's poor work
ethic, it's wise to keep your feelings
to yourself, Libra. The right people
will find out in time.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Quit worrying, Scorpio, After all,
negative thoughts often lead to neg-
ative results. Put your fears behind
you, and get on with the week.,
Others will appreciate your effort.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Your natural instinct toward caution
is in conflict with a desire to take a
big risk. If it is a financial risk, you,
may want to listen to the reasonable
half of your brain. Trouble brews.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You don't know what you want
lately, Capricorn. Don't let a tem-
porary dry spell in your cash flow
limit your ability to live..Now is the
time to be adventurous.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 -
Your work and well-being are of.
most concern this week. Aquarius.
However, there is a danger that this
preoccupation will mar your per-
sonal relationships.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
There will be a lot of talk occurring
around you this week. Tune into
what people are saying because some
of it may ring true.


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Vadim Milov v Chanda
Sandipan, Philadelphia World
Open 2006. The World Open,
staged annually since 1973, has
a huge first prize as well as large
awards for lower-rated players.
Unaccustomed to such sizeable
pay cheques, the grandmasters
usually bale out with cautious
draws in the final rounds. So it
proved this year when there was
a nine-way tie, the players
sharing $65,000. There would
have been 10 winners but that
one GM drew on time in a
winning position. Drew on time?
Yes, both clock flags were down
and the referee could not
determine which had fallen first
Switzerland's Milov was one of
the sharers despite reaching this
barren diagram against an
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Bahamas makes huge




leap in soccer rankings


FROM page one
citation (BFA), said that the
team and executive members
would like to take a minute:
to bask in the'success.
Ari elated Haven sa d:
"The results of the recently
held competition are incred-
ible as well as the placement
in the FIFA rankings, and
even more of an incentive
for us to continue the work
we are doing. But we are
not misled by the ranking.
.. "Placing us ahead of some
o- f the teams in our region
may be a little ambitious,
but we will accept it. We are.
striving for mid-level posi-
tioning in the region and we
are all but there. But getting
there alone isn't the mis-
sion. Once we arrive, we
have to prove that we
belong by staying there or
even moving on."
The improvement in rank-
Sing is an historic one for the
Bahamas, who have never
Moved up further than 182.
-It also elevated the team's
Ranking in the Confedera-
Stion of North Central Amer-
ican and Caribbean Associa-
tion Football (CONCA-
CAF). The Bahamas is cur-
rently ranked 16th.
SHaven added: "Some
years ago, the BFA adopted
and modified FIFA's slogan
to "Take the game to the
world," when we established
our mission to make the
Bahamian game better.
Ours now reads: "take the
game to the region first, and
eventually the world."
"Making it better starts at
the foundation, with the
youth, teaching them the
fundamentals. You will also
have to alter your coaching
programmes to make sure
that the youth are taught
properly at this early stage.
Even at this level, the com-
petitions serve as a signifi-
cant role, where you have to
ensure not only good play-
ers and good coaches but
also good referees, so that
the games flow smoothly.
"The clubs are very
important in this overall pic-
ture in that this is where the
players get the large majori-
ty of their training and
playing, so attention and
focus must also be placed
there."
The commitment by the
BFA to improve the sport of
soccer in the Bahamas has
extended on all levels, as
they are continuously
introducing new methods of
the game in their league
-play.


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Bahamas team in action
during the second round
of the Digicel Caribbean
Cup in Havana, Cuba.
As a result of the per-
formances there, the team
has moved up 55 spots,
from 193 to 138 in the
FIFA World Rankings.


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By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
FOUR Bahamians will
compete for a share of what is
being called the biggest prize
pot in the history of athletics.
The 10th IAAF World Cup
in Athletics, set for Athens,
Greece, this weekend, is offer-
ing a prize purse of $2,826,000.
Debbie Ferguson-McKen-
zie, Tonique Williams-Dar-
ling, Christine Amertil and
Chris Brown were named to
the Americas team, but are
not expected to compete in
any individual events.
Ferguson-McKenzie is a
member of the women's
4x100m relay while Williams-
Darling, Amertil and Brown
will run a leg on the 4x400m
teams.
The IAAF is offering a cash
prize of $30,000 for first place,
$20,000 for second and
$10,000 for third.
Ferguson-McKenzie will
team up with Cydonie Moth-
ersill, Sherone Simpson and
Aileen Bailey.
In the women's 4x400m,


* INDIVIDUAL
EVENTS
1st- $30,000
2nd- $15,000
3rd- $10,000
4th- $7000
5th- $5000
6th- $3000
7th- $2000
8th- $1000
RELAY EVENTS
1st- $30,000
.2nd- $20,000
3rd- $10,000
4th- $8000
5th- $6000
6th- $5000
7th- $4000
8th- $3000

Williams-Darling and Amertil
will be joined by Novlene
Williams, Shericka Williams
and Hazel-Ann Regis.
Brown, the only male to
represent the Bahamas at the
games, will join up with
Alleyne Francique, Michael


Blackwood, Tyler Christopher
and Carlos Santa.
The Bahamians will only '
compete in the relays due to:
their positioning on the IAAF .
world ranking list.
Currently, Ferguson-..,
McKenzie is ranked fifth in. ,'
the 100m, behind Simpson,"
Me'Lisa Barber, Marion Jones
and Torri Edwards.
Representing the Americas '.
in the century will be Simp- ,
son, who has clocked a world, '
leading time of 10.87 seconds.' -
Mothersill will compete in the
200m, even though Simpson
had once again posted the -
world leading time in the -
event of 22.00 seconds.
It was a clear cut choice as
to who would represent the
Americas in the women's
400m. Sanya Richards is con-
tinuing to show her domi- '
nance in the full lap event, -.
leading the world with a score -
of 1393.
The 10th IAAF World Cup
in Athletics is designed to
bring together teams from
Africa, Americas, Asia,
Europe, Oceania, USA, Rus-
sia, France and Poland.


* DEBBIE FERGUSON-MCKENZIE


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* TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
WITH the exception of
quarter-miler Chris 'Bay'
Brown and sprinter Chandra
Sturrup, the Bahamian mem-
bers of the Americas Team for
the IAAF World Cup are in
Athens, Greece and ready to
compete.
Frank 'Pancho' Rahming,
back for his second appear-
ance as a coach, said the
majority of the athletes have
arrived and the last group is
expected to.today.
"We're still waiting to find
out if Chris Brown is coming.
We haven't heard anything
from him and he's not here


Majority of athletes

have arrived in Athens


yet," said Rahming in an inter-
view with The Tribune from
Athens yesterday.
Brown, who has only com-
peted in one meet on the
European circuit this year, is
expected to join the team of
Alleyne Francique from
Grenada, Michael Blackwood
from Jamaica, Tyler Christo-.
pher from Canada and Carlos
Santa from Dominica on the
men's 4 x 400 relay team.


Francique is scheduled to
represent the Americas team
in the men's 400.
No Bahamian will run in an
individual event at the two-
day meet this weekend. But
already in town and preparing
to run on the relay teams are
sprinter Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie and quarter-milers
Tonique Williams-Darling and
Christine Ameirtil.
Chandra Sturrup was also


named to the women's 4 x 100
relay team along with Fergu-
son-McKenzie, Jamaicans
Sherone Simpson and Aleen
Bailey and Cayman Island's
Cydonie, Mothersill.
But Sturrup opted not to
travel to the meet because of
an injury that has hampered
her on the European circuit
this year.
Williams-Barling and Amer-
til will run on the women's 4 x
400 team along with Jamaica's
Novlene Williams and Sheric-
ka Williams and Grenada's
Hazel-Ann Regis.
While Williams-Darling flew
in from the United States. Fer-
guson-McKenzie and Amertil
came directly from the IAAF
World Athletics Final in


Stuttgart, Germany where
they competed over the week-
end.
Rahming,,who is responsi-
ble for assembling the Ameri-
cas relay teams, said he has an
idea what order the athletes
will run, but he's not at liberty
to reveal it.
Opportunity
He said the final technical
meeting is set for today when
a list will be submitted, but
like any major international
meet, they will have an oppor-
tunity to reshuffle the line-up
a hour prior to the start of the
races.
"We're just working with


the athletes wh~: are here,"
Rahming stressed. "All of the
athletes who are;scheduled to
run in the individual events
are here, so our athletes will
only run on the relays.".
Ferguson-McKenzie was
beaten out for a spot in both
the 100 and 200 by Simpson
(100) and Mothersill (200).
Novlene Williams won over
Williams-Darling and Amer-
til in the 400.
Having been to Athens two
years ago for the Olympic
Games, Rahming said every-
thing is in place, inclusive of
the training ard warm-up facil-
ities.
"We're living in a pretty
good hotel, one of the better
hotels here," he pointed.


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Bahamas makes huge leap in soccer rankings
-o,.,". ,:, .. .l.. ...., SOCCER
By KELSIE JOHNSON
.- ,-' Junior Sports Reporter
S-, THE Bahamas kicked their
way up the Federation of
International Football Asso-
ciation (FIFA) World Rank-
ings yesterday.
The team moved up 55,
spots, from 193 to 138. This
"gigantic leap of improvement
is due to the team's success at
i the recent qualifying tourna-
ment in Havana, Cuba.
The Bahamas was able to
qualify for the second.round
of the Digicel Caribbean Cup,
with a 2-1 win-loss record, fin-
ishing second in the Group E
qualifying round.
.. The international listing,
Which was released yesterday
-54---- ... -' Z .. ,..... b\ the FIFA board, has placed
S- the Bahamas ahead of several
k of the bigger Caribbean coun-
-,v* ,-,. c tries -iBritish Virgin Islands,
.,. .Bermuda, Barbados and St
.- -.-. Kitts and Nevis. They have
''i 'K~~7~ ~~,' ?narrowed the gap that
:': rrinidad and Tobago, Haiti,
Jamaica and Cuba had creat-
"'--. ed.
-" 'r': The Bahamas team are
Q. preparing to play. against these
_.-; sides in the second round of
-N, APi ;, .. the Digicel Caribbean.Cup.
Before the team make their -
initial second round tourna-
ment preparation, Lionel
.: ""Haven, general secretary in
the Bahamas Football Asso-
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