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Volume: 102 No.251


THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 2006


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Claims of 'unlawful

arrest and detention of

Bahamian citizen by

immigration officials'


By DENISE MAYGOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
LAWYER Fred Smith has
filed a lawsuit innthe Supreme
Court;against TmInmiiration Min-
ister Shane GICbuon. tiih Director
of Immigration, .nJd I h .-\tI o-
ney :General for the alleged
unlawful arrest and detention of a
Bahamian citizen by immigration
officials on Grand Bahama.
..;-".' Mr Smith, awhattorne at Cal-
lender and Co, has filed a writ on
behalf of Lewis Alnan, the plain-
tiff, who was arrested by immi-
S gration officials and forced into a
van during the small hours on
iJune 23.
Although Amhan,20, was born
n Enrland his mother, who mar-
:j .d :1ia E neli'hmil n. a Bahami-
an. Before his arijest, he had
applied to be registered as a
Bahamian citizen and was await-
ing his certificate of registration.
In the writ, Minister of Immi-
gration Shanc GibNon is named
as the first dLIc ndant, Vernon
Burrows, as Director of Immi-
gration, is named.the second
defendant, and the Attorney
General is the third defendant.
;The l ailtiffs claim is for dam-
ages, aggravated dlimJCas., and
punitive and exemplary damages
for alleged assault, battery, false
imprisonment, and breaches of
his constitutional rights under
Articles 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 25 and
26, resulting from his unlawful
arrest and detention at Grand
Bahama Airport.
It also alleged tha Mr Alman
was subjected to inhuman and
degrading treatment; and there-
fore, notwithstanding the knowl-
Sedge that the allegations against
the plaintiff were unfounded,


insisting on continuing to wrong-
fully detain the plaintiff.
Mr Smith said that Mr Alman
will also be bringing criminal pro-
ceedings against the individual
immigration officers for -alleged
kidnapping, threats of harm, and
assault and battery in their criminal
courts.
Alman, who is employed at
Kelly's Freeport Limited,
returned to the Bahamas a year
ago with his mother, Jennifer
Alman, the sister of Freeport
businessman Joe Thompson.
On June 23, Alman and his
girlfriend were leaving the 'Feel
the Rush' parade in downtown
Freeport when a van pulled up
and a swarm of immigration offi-
cers dressed in battle fatigues and
armed with guns surrounded him
and began questioning him.
Mr Alman and his girlfriend
tried to explain to the officers that
his mother was a Bahamian, and
that he was awaiting his certifi-
cate of regi.tratlon for Bahamian
citizenship
"When I was approached, I
volunteered to go and get the
papers so I could show them. I,
had a copy of the letter from
Irnmiriration in my vehicle stat-
ing that they had no objection to
my living and working in the
Bahamas.
"Immigration would not let me
approach the vehicle or get to my
house or telephone to call a rela-
tive to get the paper "
Instead, Alman was allegedly
handcuffed by officers and spirit-
ed away in an immigration van.
He remained in the van for many
hours as officers travelled all over


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Port Authority denies Alleged fraud scheme
allegations made by affects c AMs
Caroline St George


THE Grand Bahama Port Authority and
Sir Jack Hayward yesterday issued a press
release denying certain allegations made by
Caroline St George stemming from a phone
conversation which occurred last Friday.
The release said that when the conversa-
tion occurred at 1 Chester Square, London,
Patti Bloom, Derek Harrington, Hannes
Baback, Lady Henrietta St George and Lord
Euston were all present.
"Everyone present at 1 Chester Square who
witnessed the conversation confirms that there
was no threat made to the life of Ms Caroline
St George by Sir Jack Hayward at any time
during this conversation. Sir Jack was very
calm during the conference call and never
shouted or lost his composure," the statement
said.
The statement did say, however, that during
the conversation Sir Jack expressed extreme
concern about Caroline's remarks to the media
and the impact that it could have on the Grand
Bahama Port Authority, its licensees, Grand
Bahama and his and her father's life-long work.


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
AN ALLEGED international fraud
scheme has left several Bahamians and vis-
iting tourists using local ATM machines
angry and frustrated over.stolen or missing
funds.
Although money was later returned,
many clients of a local bank are now hesi-
tant when using automated machines.
One college student said she was very
disturbed after realising that $1,000 was
missing from her account and immediately
contacted her mother, who lives on the
island, to investigate the matter for her.
Cheryse Rolle, a senior at Benedict Col-
lege in South Carolina, said she realized
her money was missing on August 9, the
day after she returned to school when she
attempted to withdraw some funds.
After calling the bank, Cheryse's moth-
SEE page 14


Coroner's court
dissolved after
complaints in
Daniel Smith case
By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamian Coroner's Court has
been dissolved in the wake of complaints
regarding the high-profile case of 20-year-
old Daniel Smith, son of US celebrity Anna
Nicole Smith.
The decision to follow through with the
drastic measure to disband the Coroner's
Court in its current form and return to the
system used before 1993 in which all mag-
istrates can automatically serve as coro-
ners was made by Chief Justice Sir Bur-
ton Hall on Tuesday, effective immediate-
ly.
Speaking with The Tribune yesterday,
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THE TRIBUNE


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New homeowners are 'unable to



move into government homes'


AN opposition MP is claim-
ing that frustrated homeowners
filed down to the Ministry of
Housing's office in Freeport
yesterday after learning that
despite a ceremony held by
Minister of Housing Neville
Wisdom handing over keys to
government constructed homes
- they cannot actually move in.
Although the government
held the much-publicised cere-
mony on Monday, the home-
owners were reportedly told,
that they would have to wait
until they signed their respec-
tive conveyances which have
not yet been completed and
sent up from New Providence.
This claim was made by FNM
MP Kenneth Russell at a press
conference yesterday, where he
condemned what he described
as the latest "charade" perpe-
trated on Grand Bahama resi-
dents by the Ministry of Hous-
ing.
Minister of Housing Neville
Wisdom travelled to Grand
Bahama to officially open the
Sunset Subdivision on West
Pioneer's Way in Freeport, and
issued keys to more than 40
families who, Mr Russell said,


believed they would be able to
move immediately into their
new homes.
"These hardworking home-
owners, who were led through
the charade that was Monday's
key presentation ceremony,
were reportedly not given a
definitive date as to when the
conveyances would be ready
and when they would be able
to occupy their new homes, and
were not given letters from the
Ministry of Housing needed to
apply for utilities since their
conveyances were not yet
signed," Mr Russell said.
The MP said that at least one
confused and irate homeowner
complained that upon gaining
access to her new home she
found it not ready for occupan-
cy, with electrical wiring and
other infrastructure work
incomplete.
"Some homeowners this
morning were still being told
the necessary paperwork was
not ready to be signed. Not only
did the government neglect to
have the homeowners' paper-
work ready for the signatures
it says it requires, buit a walk
through this subdivision last


evening revealed that none of
the houses earmarked for
move-in were connected to
electricity," Mr Russell said.
He said one family, obvious-
ly anxious to move into their
new home, sat outside yester-
day evening with the doors and
windows open in a house with
no electricity.
"What's more, Bahamas
Mortgage Corporation officials
were in meetings with housing
officials in Freeport yesterday
to reportedly discuss the mat-
ter of a number of the would-be
homeowners whose mortgages
were not yet completed," Mr
Russell said.
The MP said guard cones
blocked vehicular access
through the subdivision yester-
day, arid instead of the happy
sounds of satisfied homeown-
ers and their children filling the
area, there were the intrusive
sounds of heavy construction
equipment paving roads and
carrying out other work ongo-
ing at the site..
"Sadly, this is but the latest
sham perpetrated against home-
owners,on Grand Bahama who,
having endured the island's eco-
:nomic hardships and persevered
to buying their new home, have
been dealt yet another round
of false hope by the govern-
ment.
"Keys were presented in a
Ministry of Housing ceremony
Sto hurricane-ravaged home-
owners in the Eight Mile Rock
area last Near. even though the
.minister at the time knew the
houses could not be occupied
:because, 'nimong other things,
the cesspils and soak-aways
%\ere not Net installed." Mr Rus-
sell claimed.
Eight of 1'0 houses built in
West Grand Bahama by the
government following hurricane


0 MP Kenneth Russell speaks to reporters


M ACCESS to the subdivision is blocked


Frances remained unconnect-
ed to electricity and unoccu-
pied following their construc-
tion, he added.
"And to add insult to the
injury storm-weary residents
there experienced, persons
who were led to believe that
they would be given those
houses were later told they
had to pay for them -
notwithstanding the fact that
the houses were built with no
closets, and the single bath-
rooms therein with no win-
dow," Mr Russell further
claimed.
He said that the govern-
ment has perfected the art of
building up the hopes of
Grand Bahamians only to let


those hopes down through
empty promises.
The MP said that it is a dis-
grace that the government
would parade Grand Bahami-
ans who have worked hard to.
qualify for new homes in front
of TV cameras, government
officials and scores of well-
wishers with keys to homes
they cannot immediately
move into.
"This is yet another stark
example of the disrespect the
PLP has for Grand Bahama,
and of its disregard for the
hardships Grand Bahamians
have been forced to endure
due to its nearly five years of
bad governance," Mr Russell
said.


* In brief

Pair plead
guilty to
marijuana
possession

TWO men have been granted
$20,000 bail each after plead-
ing not guilty in Magistrate's
Court to a drug charge.
It was alleged that Whitney
Newbold, 25 and Windsor
Bethel, 26 were found on Sun-
day, September 17 in posses-
sion of a quantity of mariaana
which authorities believed they
intended to supply to another.
According to the prosecution,
the two men were found in pos-
session of 13 pounds of mari-
juana with an estimated street
value of around $13.000.
The two men were arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita
Bethel at Court Eight. Bank
Lane on Tuesday.

US officials
says region
should not vote
for Venezuela
M GUYANA
Georgetown
THE US ambassador to
Guyana on Wednesday said
Caribbean nations should not
support Venezuela's bid for a
seat on the UN Security Coun-
cil because the South Ameri-
can country could hinder their
ability to combat terrorism and
nuclear proliferation.
Most Of the Caribbean Com-
munity, which has 14 votes at
the UN, is expected to back
Venezuela for a two-year, non-
permanent seat on the council.
Washington has lobbied to keep
Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez, who on Wednesday
referred to US President
George W Bush as "the devil,"
from winning a high-profile
platform for his views.
"This vote matters and is
one we should take seriously
with the future in mind, and
not try to signal symbolic dis-
pleasure with the US," Ambas-
sador to Guyana David Robin-
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THE TRIBUNE


o In brief

Canadian and
Jamaican
admit to false
documents

A CANADIAN man and a
Jamaican women.were fined
and ordered to be returned to
their countries of origin after
they pleaded guilty to possess-
ing fake documents in Magis-
trate's Court yesterday.
Staeton Grant, alias Remel
Anthony, and Rose Grant alias
Latoya Gibbons, both pleaded
guilty to charges of possession
of forged documents and utter-
ing forged documents.
It is alleged that on Monday,
September 18, with the intent
to evade the requirements of
the law, the two being con-
cerned together had in their
possession two Manitoba, Cana-
da learner's permits in the
names of R Anthony Gibbons
and N Latoya Gibbons as well
as two Manitoba birth certifi-
cates in the names of Remel
Anthony Gibbons and Latoya
Natasha Gibbons.
The two were also charged
with uttering the forged docu-
ments.
They both appeared before
Magistrate Marilyn Meers at
Court Five, Bank Lane yester-
day and were each fined $500
on each charge.

Officials says
US attacking
Cuban
business

UNITED NATIONS
A TOP Cuban official said
Wednesday that the United
States was spending more on
harassing Cuba's business deal-
ings than on investigating the
finances of the terrorists who
attacked the United States on
September 11, 2001, according
to Associated Press.
Vice President Esteban Lazo
Hernandez told ministers assem-
bled for the UN General Assem-
bly meeting that the United
States is orchestrating "severe
-.reprisals" against companies
doing business with Cuba.
'The very government of the
United States recognizes that it
is spending more today in per-
secuting and punishing those
who have business dealings with
Cuba than in monitoring the
finances of those who attacked
the Twin Towers," he said.
Lazo, the island's most pow-
erful black leader, is part of the
collective leadership ruling
Cuba as Fidel Castro recovers
-from intestinal surgery. Raul
Castro has been filling in for his
brother as acting president.
In his speech, Lazo under-
lined Cuba's support for a coun-
"try's right to use nuclear power
for peaceful purposes, a refer-
ence to Cuban ally Iran, ,which
is locked in a nuclear standoff
with the United States over its
uranium enrichment pro-
gramme.


Venezuela tip
'led to cocaine
seizure by
Dominicans'

*-CARACAS
Venezuela
A VENEZUELAN official
said Wednesday his country
helped the Dominican Republic
make a massive seizure of nar-
cotics that had slipped unno-
ticed past US officials in Puerto
Rico, according to Associated
Press.
The statement by Venezue-
la's ambassador to the Domini-
can Republic, Francisco Alber-
to Belisario Landis, came two
days after the White House
chastised Venezuela for failures
in anti-narcotics efforts.
Belisario Landis told the
.state-run Bolivarian News
SAgency that Venezuela's
National Guard provided infor-


nation that helped Dominican
agents seize 2,250 kilograms of
cocaine on Monday.
The drugs were found in a
shipping container that left
Venezuela bound for Belgium
and which had previously
passed undetected through the
US territory of Puerto Rico.
US customs officials did not
find the drug shipment because
the container was neither sched-
uled to be unloaded in San Juan
nor had it been flagged by a
computer, said Wendy Vallejo,
a spokeswoman for US Cus-
toms and Border Protection.


STHE site for the new national stadium lies deserted while a building permit waits for approval
M THE site for the new national.stadium lies'deserted while a building permit waits for approval


* By KELSIE JOHNSON
Sports Reporter
A CHINESE construction
crew flown into Nassau
weeks ago to start work on a
new 30,000-seat sports stadi-
um are still waiting for the
official go-ahead because
they don't have a building
permit.
Just as officials were
expecting to make speedy
progress on the new national
stadium, official snags have
arisen, leaving the Chinese
builders sitting on their
hands.
The Chinese arrived in
Nassau several weeks ago to
discover they still have to
wait for a building permit
and the destruction of a con-
crete wall.
These have been listed as
the biggest problems by
Thomas Robinson, chairman
of the new stadium commit-
tee, who is now working
feverishly to put things right.
Mr Robinson revealed to
The Tribune yesterday that
plans for the new stadium
were submitted by architects
in China to the Ministry of
Works, where they are being
reviewed. But work can't
start without a building per-
mit. .
As a result, heads of con-
struction teams are left with
the task of securing the assis-
tance of potential sub-con-
tractors and tools they will
need for the project.
Mr Robinson said: "Yes,
the plans were submitted by
the architects in China to the


Ministry of Works, and they are
being reviewed. We are only
waiting on a building permit,
but there are still some chal-
lenges we are facing.

Challenges

"In my opinion the biggest is
the language barrier. That is
why I have suggested that the
architectural team come to meet
with officials from the Ministry
of Works so that all the ques-
tions can be cleared. ,
"Even though we haven't
received the building permit as
yet, we are still working. We
are in the process of having the
area cleared completely, there
are still some trees that need to
be uprooted and a foundation
wall located on the western side
of one of the stadiums that is
giving us a lot, of trouble. We
are awaiting approval so that
wall, and the foundation of the
wall of the old racing track, can
come down."
Mr Robinson believes that
the approval and a copy of a
building permit should be ready
in six to eight weeks, with con-


struction starting no later than
the end of November.
Even though the lots appear
to be ready for building, Mr
Robinson said there are still
some technical things that need
to be carried out.
He pointed out that both sta-
diums had towering light-posts
that needed to be carefully
removed by professional elec-
tricians, and.bleachers and 15-
feet walls that protected the
interiors.
Mr Robinson said: "The Min-
istry of Works has indicated that
they will pay special attention to
it, so we are looking at six to
eight weeks before anything ca n
start.
"This is not an easy project.
We were faced with a lot of
challenges. Moving the lamp-
poles, the old bleachers which
were sitting in the area for many
years. And, of course, we had
fences and the dugouts...it was a
very big job.
"But most of that has been
done. What we are waiting for is
just the approval so the con-
tractors can go ahead and pro-
ceed. on the foundation wall
which is there."


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The Tribune Limited
NULLIUS ADDICTS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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Press saved freedom in Jamaica


IN THIS column yesterday we told our read-
crs how Jamaica would have become a second
Cuba if a strong newspaper The Daily Glean-
r backed by the Jamaican people, had not
,topped the Manley government in its tracks.
But, of course, the Gleaner's victory was not
without a desperate struggle, which almost
brought the paper down.
In 1979 a 12-man delegation, headed by Dud-
ley Thompson, chairman of Manley's leftist
People's National Party (PNP), including six
cabinet ministers, and PNP secretary-general
DK Duncan, met with Gleaner Managing direc-
tor Oliver Clarke and his board of directors at
the Pegasus hotel in Kingston.
In those days Mr Thompson, a lawyer, was a
well-known figure in Nassau. He did legal work
for Sir Lynden Pindling and the PLP. Many
Bahamians, knowing of his activities in Jamaica
and his close ties with the governing party in
Nassau, were unhappy with his presence here.
At the meeting with the Gleaner the Thomp-
son delegation accused'the newspaper of
"erring from the ethics of journalism." PNP
secretary-general DK Duncan had said that
the meeting had been called to lay down rules
for the operation of the Gleaner for the next
two years. He later denied this, obviously
because the international press had now
focused its sights on the Manley government.
The Gleaner's directors had invited Prime
Minister Manley to attend the meeting. How-
ever, the prime minister declined, replying that
"such a meeting was out of the question."
On September 24, 1979, the governing PNP
and Communist Party members marched on
the Gleaner. Michael Manley, of all people,
was in the crowd.
It reminds us of the day in 1980 when Prime
Minister Pindling, placard in hand, joined the
picket line in Freeport threatening BORCO.
"I have no speech to make," Manley told
the crowd storming the Gleaner's building.
"You have made the speech for me, and you
have made the speech for the progressive
forces. And you have made the speech with
no notice and no plans or preparations, But
next time, next time, next time..."
Added the prime minister: "Let them learn,
freedom of the press, yes; but no more
lies.. .But next time, next time...Be alert and lis-
ten for ... next time:"
The crowd was then addressed by the leader
of the Workers Party, one of Jamaica's two
Communist parties.
Asked at'the meeting with the Gleaner's
board what Mr Manley had meant by his
threats, Mr Thompson did not answer. How-


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threatened.
Mr Clarke's report on the threat to press
freedom had already been made to the Inter-
American Press Association's Freedom of the
Press Committee, which was then holding its
general meeting in Toronto.
Mr Clarke had reported that the Gleaner
was under severe pressure from Mr Manley.
"The situation remains extremely delicate," he
told IAPA.
Today Mr Clarke still heads the Gleaner and
also IAPA's Freedom of the Press Committee
for our area. When we spoke with him a few
weeks ago, he was still very much in charge.
In the Manley-Estrada era, the Gleaner was
the only independent news media left in
Jamaica. The one television station, the four
radio stations, and the only other newspaper
were all government-owned.
Up to that timehee Gleaner had successful-
ly resisted the Jamaican government's threats to
restrict the importation of newsprint, withhold
official advertising, and efforts from the prime
minister's office to persuade Jamaicans not to
buy the newspaper.
In Nassau at the same time The Tribune
was experiencing similar problems. The only
difference was that no attempt was ever made
to stop newsprint. The Pindling government's
lethal weapon, which could be used out of pub-
lic sight, was the withdrawal of work permits. In
Jamaica, Mr Clarke had a pool of well-educat-
ed Jamaicans from which to draw his young
journalists, The Tribune had no such pool.
In its recent fight for the work permit of its
Managing Editor John Marquis, newly appoint-
ed Immigration Minister Shane Gibson accused
The Tribune of being "paranoid" about press
.freedom: .
The Tribune has lived through tough times
and suffered much to keep its presses rolling. It
has reason to be paranoid when it sees young
Turks trying to test their power. Mr Gibson is
newly arrived on the scene, and in Our opinion
doesn't know what he is talking about.
As a result of the Gleaner's letter of protest
to Cuba's resident ambassador, Ulises Estrada,
Mr Estrada met privately with the directors of
the Gleaner and Opposition leader Edward
Seaga, who had also written him a letter of
protest.
After the meeting Ambassador Estrada
called a press conference at the Cuban
Embassy. He accused Mr Seaga and the Glean-
er of spreading lies about him. He warned of a
Cuban reaction.
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AS HAS been blatantly
obvious by the absence of any-
thing submitted to the editor's
column on my part lately, I
have lost almost all of my inter-
est in things political, because
regardless of who occupies our
houses of high political office,
to the greater degree, they will
do just as they please, irre-
spective of how we the peo-
ple feel about any given
subject or policy. I'm tired -
no, weary of politicians and
their bloody egos.
Abaco has received a lot of
media attention very recently,
in part because of an extreme-
ly humorous write up in John
Marquis' column, entitled
"Rumblings of Rebellion" or
something like that, in which
he basically suggests that Aba-
conians are re-thinking a
movement to secede from the
rest of the Bahamas and
become an independent state.
That's funny. Boy, talk about
the news media sensationalis-
ing something in order to
either sell papers, or simply to
offer some juicy gossip.
The reason this silly talk of
breaking away from Nassau
came about recently is because
Abaconians are damn tired of
helping to bank roll so many of
Central Government's projects
and floating so much of the rest
of the Family Islands, while not
being able to realise the imple-
mentation of some of our own
extremely vital projects to the
continued growth of Abaco.
Let me say right here and now
that this attitude of dismissing
'Abaco seems to be a policy of
every government that has
ever occupied our houses of
Parliament.
And if I hear one more per-
son say: "Well you can't get
everything right away", I think
I'll go berserk. We don't want
everything, we simply want the
most needed things, such as an
airport.,
I realise that Nassauvians
have always been a bit jealous
of Abaco's ability to be self
sufficient to a great degree, and
that is why I think we have
been treated like outside chil-
dren by UBP, PLP, FNM, and
now PLP again. Yes, the FNM
built our new seaport, but that
came at the end of their second
term in office. It took ten
years! And yes, the new PLP is
promising to build a new air-
port, but that remains to be
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be worked out. It would
appear that my fears were well
founded that is to say this
airport promise seems to be an
election deal.
Let me explain a few things.
so the rest of the Bahamas
understands our (Abaco's) sit-
uation. Abaco generates
enough internal revenue that
all of our most needed infra-
structural projects could be
implemented and maintained if
the right decisions were made
before hand, and there is still
money left over to assist other
national needs. There is no
other Family Island that comes
close to Abaco's level of rev-
enue generation.
It would seem to me that
from a business perspective,
you would reinvest most of
your money in those projects
that give a greater return on
your initial investment. So,
Abaco not only wants a new
airport.and other very impor-
tant items, but we bloody well
deserve those things we have
paid for already, some of them
several times over. Got it?
Now, to make it clear, I am
not a member of any group of
people here in Abaco. I am an
independent thinker arid doer
who does not expect anything
in return for my ratings to the
news media or anybody else.
As far as I know, there is no
official group of people that
are seeking any kind of a move
to secede from the rest of the
Bahamas. But you have to
admit, it is a good way to get
the attention of government
and news media alike. As far as
I'm concerned, at this point in
time, whatever it takes, man.
Finally, I wish to refer to a
letter from one Marsha
Knowles in September 14th's
Tribune entitled "The Com-
plaints of Abaconians", and
also to a call to Radio Abaco
on its last "Speak your mind
at nine" show on Friday, Sep-
tember 15th.
Ms. Knowles seems to think
that she is an expert on Abaco.
She claims Abaconians are,
"exclusive" rather than "inclu-
sive". Ha-ha.
She also thinks that we think
that our problems are unique.
And then she finally suggests
that we "return to England" if
we are so desirous of breaking
away from the rest of the
Bahamas.
Allow me to respond -
Abaco is, exclusive of Nassau-
vians only, because they think
they know more than us due


to the fact that they are city':
dwellers. Surprise! I lived in
the city (Nassau), and only des-
perate people still live there.
As for us thinking our prob-,,
lems are unique, I say, "Chile, ,
please." We simply are more
vocal than the rest of the'
Bahamas perhaps, and actual-
ly if the rest of the Bahamas
took our lead and started rais-
ing some hell, then maybe we'd
all be better off. Where is it
written that "the people" are to-
be afraid of their government.
The opposite is supposed to be'
true in a real democracy. '
And lastly for Ms. Knowles,'
one cannot return to where /
one has never been. The.
assumption is, as she has been-
incorrectly informed or incor-,
rectly assumes, is that Abaco is,.
made up of predominantly.,
white folks, who, of course,j
descended from Europe. Well,.,
I as a conchy joe, have no more
desire to "return to England'" -
Sthan any of my many blacle
Abaco brothers have of return:-
ing to Africa. Except for a vis-
it one of these days, hopefully.
And then there was a caller'
to Radio Abaco on Friday last'
that tried to draw an illustra-'
tion of the people's relation-)
ship with government as that of
children with their mommn:
and daddy, in that sometimes,
mommy and daddy make deci-;
sions that we children cannot
understand as being in our best,
interest in the long run. What
utter foolishness! We are no
children, and government cer-
tainly is not my mommy or my
daddy. I am all grown up, pay,
ing my own way through life
making my own decisions, arnd
I have decided that I have had
enough of the crap coming out-i
of the mouths of self serving
bureaucrats. That's pretty sim- i
plistic.
And now a true final note. i
Whenever the next general:
election is held, and yet anoth-
er government takes office,
whoever they may be, I hope i
that Abaconians will hold their
feet to the fire as, far as getting'
what we deserve is concerned
I truly hope that this wholli
exercise that has gained us so,
much publicity lately is noi"
merely a politically motivated
one. That would be a shame. "I '
I hope I haven't hurt anyN '
body's feelings. q
If I have, then get over it
already, and quit whining foi
goodness sake!


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* TRINIDAD
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PRODUCTION at
Trinidad's only oil refinery
has resumed after a two-
week shutdown caused by a
high level of worker absences
and much-needed repairs to a
key unit, a company official
said Wednesday, according
to Associated Press.
*Operations at the state-
owned Petrotrin plafit restart-
ed Tuesday, but the refinery
was producing only between
20,000 and 26,000 of its nor-
mal 160,000 barrels a day of
refined gasoline, diesel and
oil, spokesman Arnold
Corneal said.
,Production should reach
normal capacity by the week-
end, said Corneal, who
declined to say hqw much
money the company lost as
a result of the stoppage,
which began September 6.
The Oilfields Workers
Trade Union and Petrotrin
have wrangled for nine months
over worker's pay. The union
Wants 'salary hikes of up to 35
per cent, while the company
has offered 10 per cent increas-
es over three years.
'Though Petrotrin had
planned routine repairs on
the catalytic cracking unit
that powers the refinery and
the company would have
stopped production for a few
days, the absences made it
unsafe to operate the refinery
and forced the shutdown,
Corneal said.
Corneal could not say if all
employees had returned to
their posts but that enough
had to put the refinery back
online safely.


BTC customers furious as



cellular services falter


CUSTOMERS of BTC have
been left outraged as many cel-
Jular phone numbers in New
Providence have been unreach-
able for days.
For almost a week, land-line
customers dialling cellphone
numbers beginning with the dig-
its 422 or 427 have been greeted
simply by the message "the
number you have dialled is not
a long distance call do not dial
the digit '1' before you dial the
number you are trying to call".
This, they say, is despite the
fact that they did not dial '1'


before any of the calls.
Though customers with cell-
phone numbers beginning with
the problematic digits can still
be reached by calling from"
another cellphone, the fault in
the service has significantly
affected those who do not enjoy
this option.
Other customers pointed out
that it is much more expensive to
make calls from cellular phones.
One customer said she has
already contacted BTC via
land-line to complain. "I can-
not contact my mother her


only mode of contact is her cell-
phone and I don't have a.cell-
phone to call her," she told The
Tribune yesterday.
"I am extremely peeved with
BTC," she said. "Every time
you turn around, your cell-
phone, your land-line ... my
home phone sometimes cuts off.
BTC needs to do better there
is no excuse," she said.
BTC has been advertising an
upgrade to the GSM service in
The Tribune in recent weeks,
mentioning that some "disrup-
tion" to the service, could be


experienced.
Yesterday, a member of staff
at BTC's marketing and public
relations department said that
she was not aware of the prob-
lem, but suggested that it may
have.something to do with the
upgrade.
Earlier in the day, The Tri-
bune was told that information
about the problem had been
passed on to "the relevant
authorities".
However, no calls to senior
BTC officials were returned up
to press time last night.


* By ALISON LOWE
A FATHER is being treated
in hospital for severe acid burns
to his face and body after
allegedly trying to protect his
12-year-old daughter from the
advances of an older man.
The father was taken to Doc-
tor's Hospital on Thursday,
September 14 after having liq-
uid acid thrown over him by
another man.
Sources say the father had
remonstrated with his attacker
about lewd comments made to
his daughter over a period of
time.
The girl who attends karate
classes told her mother that she
had repeatedly been pestered by
the man when she was on her
way to and from the lessons. ,
Her mother reportedly
informed her father, who then
took up the issue with the man
in question.
Following the acid attack, the
father is being treated for a
severely damaged eye, and
burns to the left side of his face
and body.
Sources indicate that an indi-
vidual is currently being ques-
tioned at the Wulff Road Police
Station in connection with the
incident.
SThe Tribune attempted to


confirm the status of the inves-
tigation with police officials yes-
terday, however Assistant Com-
missioner Reginald Ferguson
said he did not know enough
about the matter to comment.


Ah officer at the Wdlff
Road Police Station who iden-
tified herself as Corporal Fer-
guson said refused to release
details of the case to The Tri-
bune, saying she had not


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by businesses in Nassau, with.taxi-
drivers describing the situation as
catastrophic.
Long queues of cabs have been
cramming Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport as drivers have
clamoured for whatever business
they can get.
"It's awful," one driver told
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hours on end for a fare. Planes
are coming in half-empty. Sep-
tember is always one of our bad
months, but this is the worst in
decades."
Average daily earnings for cab-
drivers have dropped from $100
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"Come to the airport at any
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our gas bills and maintenance
costs."
Hotels and food importers are
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reflection of the national trend,
then things are very poor indeed .
said one driver.
"I'm not sure how I'm going to
meet my mortgage payments this
month."
However, when these asser-
tions were put to Robert "Sandy"
Sands, vice president of adminis-.
tration at Wyndham Nassah
Resort and Crystal Palace Casing,
his response was that: "The
Bahamas has experienced worst
September than this one."
He stated that the 9/11 attacks
in 2001 and major hurricanes in
previous years had caused drastic
losses in occupancy levels at many
of the hotels.
The Tribune tried to learn how
the Atlantis Resort on Paradise
Island was faring this Septembe?,
but calls to Kerzner Internation-
al public relations representatives
were not returned up to press
time. .



Investigations into,

shooting death

INVESTIGATIONS con-
tinue into the shooting death
of 41-year-old Anthony Bal,
four who was gunned down:
outside his home in South 1
Beach last week Friday.
Police inspector Walter tI
Evans said yesterday that at{
this point, there have not '
.been any significant leads ini
the probe into the 38th
homicide o'fthe year. iinspfie
tor Evanrs aid that the h'tii~t
cide is still under "'active!."
investigation.
Balfour, 41, was gunned
down outside his apartmentit
His 13-year-old daughter '
was at home at the time of
the incident.
The shooting occui red
shortly before 7a-a Friday as
the 41-year-old wa. Fpei'ar-
ing to leave his home L. ,
work.
Balfour was at his tTu.
outside his apartment when,
it is reported, he was I
approached by a short, dark'
man.
There was reportedly a '
struggle, followed by gun-
shots.
Mr Balfour was shot ih th6
upper part of his body. He
reportedly collapsed outside
at the back of his apartment
where he was found lying oli
his back.
A man, dressed in a short
pair of jeans, was seen run-,
ning from the scene in a
northerly direction in some !
bushes.,
Persons with any informal
tion regarding the incident t
have been asked to come
forward and assist the police
in their investigation.


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Independent MP defies



efforts by government


South Andros


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
INDEPENDENT MP for
South Andros Whitney Bastian
is confident of victory in the
upcoming general election -
despite what he said are
attempts by members of the
government to undermine him.
Mr Bastian, speaking with
The Tribune yesterday, said
that he has been able to
accomplish much in South
Andros even as an indepen-
dent and while he is happy
with the success so far, he
.resents the fact that members
of the government are
attempting to make incursions
into his constituency.
"As it comes close to the elec-
tion, three ministers of the gov-
ernment went into the con-
stituency without having the
decency to extend the courtesy
of asking me if I wanted to go
on a trip with them," Mr Bast-
ian said.
Meanwhile, Mr Bastian said
he is convinced that he will be
successful in agitating and cre-
ating.awareness of the needs of
the people in South Andros.
Mr Bastian is considered by
many to be the only "true inde-
pendent" candidate in the
sense that both the FNM and
PLP ran persons against him in
2002, whereas the other three
independents were unchal-
_ Jenged by at least one of the
two major parties.
This time around, there is talk
among campaign generals that
Mr Bastian's seat is being fierce-
ly pursued by the PLP as a mat-
ter of principal for two reasons:
South Andros is the former seat
of the late Sir Lynden Pindling,
and Mr Bastian's victory even
amid the party's joy following
their sweeping victory was
seen as an embarrassment
because he was rejected as a
candidate by the PLP.
Mr Bastian was a member of
the PLP and commentators say
he assisted with the running of
its headquarters in New Provi-
dence.
In October of 2000, howev-
er, the candidate selections
committee voted 15 to 6 against
Mr Bastian during a heated
meeting.
At the time, The Tribune was
told that some party members,
including newly appointed can-
didates, felt so strongly about
Mr Bastian not representing the
PLP that they threatened not
to run if he was nominated for
the next general election.
A year later Mr Bastian was
Described by then PLP chair-
man Bradley Roberts as an
"irritant".
"The time for independents is
over and finished as far as I am
concerned. An independent
cannot help any constituents in


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independent MPs Pierre
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Whitney Bastian.
As for the FNM, one person
doing foot-work for the party
said that there is still some heat-
ed debate as to whether or not
the party should or would run a
candidate in South Andros.
"The question now is whetheY
or not to run someone against
Whitney. The thing is we are
not too sure we can win South
Andros and .a candidate there


House," he said.
Mr Bastian said that he was
not aware of who the FNM was
running, if anyone, in South
Andros but said that there
were several prospective candi-
dates for the PLP doing leg-
work in his constituency.
"J have been down there for
some time now and who these
people are going to run I really
don't know, but it depends on


who you talk to. To tell you the
truth, the government has no
.footing in South Andros," he*
said.


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If things are so good, then why




do Bahamians feel so bad?


HE government
believes that things are
great in this country. It says that
investments are at an all time
high; the economy is booming;
tourism is soaring; inner-city
communities are being trans-
formed through urban renew-
al; houses are popping up out of
the ground everywhere; and
Family Islands are rocking and
rolling with prosperity.
These "good times" have cab-
inet ministers jet-setting across
the country cutting ribbons,
signing contracts and breaking
ground in a frenzied fashion.
One would think that given
such a report, most Bahamians
would be as happy as a lark.
Are they? We Bahamians are
by nature a happy bunch, so
even if our mortgage is in
default, our jobs are in limbo
and our dogs have diabetes, we
can still go out to Arawak Cay
and have a good time.
This happy disposition, how-
ever, should not be taken for
granted; often, it is in spite of
our circumstances. The truth be
told, most Bahamians are not-
happy with the state of affairs in
this country and they are not
happy with the leadership
responsible for managing the
same. Why?
The reason is simple: most
Bahamians cannot relate to the
success the government claims it
is having. Most Bahamians sim-
ply have too little in the way of
anything positive to connect to
the efforts of this government.
On the ground, where the rub-
ber meets the road, most
Bahamians are not experienc-
ing any improvements in their


lives, notwithstanding that more
than $4 billion of their public
funds have been spent by this
administration over the last four
years. Here, one is not talking
about "some" Bahamians see-
ing, feeling or experiencing
what the government says is
happening; one is talking about
"most" Bahamians doing so.
Government succeeds when its


We Bahamians
are by nature a
happy bunch,
seven if our
mortgage is in
default, our jobs
are in limbo and
our dogs have
diabetes, we can
still go out to
Arawak Cay and
have a good
time.

efforts positively affects the
many, not a precious few.

Take, for example, the
government's boast
that it has built 1,500 houses
over the last four years. The fact
is that within the ten years prior
to this administration coming
to office, more than 10,000
Bahamians became homeown-


ers and thousands more before
that were home owners.
These tens of thousands of
mortgage-paying home-owners
might be happy for the 1,500
houses over four years but they
are waiting for the next level of
improvement to their lives by
this government and have not
seen anything yet.
Take, for example, the gov-
ernment's boast that it has some
"$18 billion" in foreign invest-
ments in the "pipeline". This
notwithstanding, almost 20,000
Bahamians are out of work,
resulting in unemployment
being unacceptably high. The
government says that the econ-
omy is growing at "unprece-
dented levels", yet wages are
flat, household income is stag-
nant, the cost of living is rising
and property is harder for
Bahamians to own. The
promise of prosperity simply
does not translate into the real-
ity of prosperity for most
Bahamians, so they feel bad.
The government and others
boast that the "Urban Renew-
al" programme is the most
meaningful undertaking by any
government; yet, the large mid-
dle-class in The Bahamas who
make it possible to fund such
programmes for the underpriv-
ileged feel like it is losing its
privilege and might slip into
urbania. The middle class in
The Bahamas feels under siege
by crime, illegal and legal immi-
gration, an underperforming
public education system and a
deteriorating physical environ-
ment.
The government says that
there are now anchor projects in
every Family Island, yet Grand


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STRAIGHT Up TALK

Z H I VAR GO L A I N G


Bahama's economy seems on
the brink of collapse, Eleuthera
struggles for survival, Cat Island
longs for genuine relief and
Long Island feels threatened by
economic decline.
The government has paid
attention to the plight of some
1,600 prisoners living in inhu-
mane conditions; this it ought
to do. Yet, the plight of the
thousands of victims trauma-
tised by criminals has been left
untouched. As Jesus once said;
,"you ought to have done the
one and not to have left the oth-
er undone."

The problem with the
government today is
that its efforts are not touching
the masses of people in ways
that they appreciate. Instead,
the negative things that plague
the masses continue unabated.
Crime, violence, D average,
congested streets in New Prov-
idence, joblessness, stagnant
personal fortunes etc persist.
Despite these clear concerns of
the masses, the administration
goes on its merry way explain-
ing little, accounting for little,
promoting promises and
promising promotions.
There is a disconnect
between the tale they tell and
the realities our people are liv-
ing. When a government's
efforts are touching the mass-
es, it does not need to do too
much talking and its apologists
do not need to be on the defen-
sive. At present both things are
true about this administration
and it only speaks to the fact
that, while they believe things
are g$od. Bjhamians. far too
many Bahamians, still really feel
very.bad.
This is why so many Bahami-
ans seem to have made up their
minds about what they will do
in the upcoming election. This is
why PLP apologists are working
so hard to convince our society
that what it is seeing, hearing
and feeling is not real.
And this is why the govern-
ment is using the nation's public
broadcast station shamelessly


to push its propaganda, no mat-
ter how fictitious it is. This is
what happens when your efforts


The problem
with the
government
today is that its
efforts are not
touching the
masses of
people in ways
that they
appreciate.


cannot produce genuine
applauds from the masses. It's
like magic; it's entertaining but
it ain't real.
IMMIGRATION
ELECTIONEERING

Perhaps one of the few
things that the goverp-
ment is doing that might touch
masses of Bahamians is its iron-
fisted approach to immigration
these days.
Bahamians find the illegal
immigration problem in this
country troubling and rightly
so. Indeed, the PLP has poll
numbers that suggest that immi-
gration is probably the number
one issue on the minds of
Bahamians polled.
This might explain why it has
decided-to take an almost
Machiavellian approach to deal-
ing with the matter. The PLP
feels that it now has the luxury
of treating Haitians any way it
wants, even cruelly, and
Bahamians will not only let
them get away with it, they will
applaud them for it.
They might be right but while
Bahamians may appreciate the
effort to some degree, they also
seem to be recognizing that this


late surge on the issue is more
an election ploy than the gen-
uine effort of a genuine gov-
ernment to do that which is sen-
sible and expected.
Meanwhile, as with unskilful
reapers, the wheat and the tare
are being rooted up together,
as legitimate immigration issues
are being abused by this fanati-
cal approach to dealing with the
illegal issue.
No-one should expect that
some innocent people will not
be harmed as one seeks to
aggressively capture the guilty
but it is also true that no-one
wants any baby to be thrown
out with the bathwater, espe-
cially when a sensible approach
to solving a problem can avoid
doing so.
THE GOVERNMENT
S KNOWS BETTER

he government knows
that it does not impress
the nation's masses. They can
feel it. Those of us who have
been in government know that
there is a real feeling one gets
when one walks among the peo-
ple and feel their disappoint-
ment over your performance.
Yes, the people still smile and.
act courteously but it's not the
same as when they are happy
about what you are doing. One
can tell by the demeanour, pos-
tures and speeches of the gov-
erning politicians that they are .'
feeling enormous heat.
Perhaps the most tell-tale sign
is the frantic amount of activity
taking place by the government
and the intense public relations
given to them. They all speak
to an administration that is con-
vinced that in four years it has
not done enough to impress the'
masses to continue to support it
and therefore it has to redouble
its effort at the final hour in an
attempt to do so.
Whether this will work or not,,
is anyone's guess but this much''
is true, Bahamians today are
different than they were when
such things were done in the
pre-1992 Bahamas.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006, PAGE 9


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GOVERNMENTS across
the Caribbean are concerned
about the rising cost of food
imports according to Minister
of Agriculture Leslie Miller.
He said regional leaders are
also worried by the low levels of
productivity in their domestic
agricultural sectors.
"This concern was expressed
at the level of heads of govern-
ment, who agreed on a strategy
outlined in the Jagdeo Initia-
tive to address the major con-
straints in the agricultural sec-
tor," Mr Miller said yesterday.
The Jagdeo Initiative, led by
President Bharrat Jagdeo of
Guyana, seeks to build on past
efforts for agricultural develop-
ment in a more comprehensive
and long-term framework.
Mr Miller was speaking at a
press conference to announce
the Sixth Annual Caribbean
Week of Agriculture (CWA)
from October 2 to 7.
The CWA will be held under
the theme: "Sustaining agricul-
ture and marine resources for
the future."
Mr Miller said thatthe CWA
will provide stakeholders and
ministers "an opportunity to
discuss the progress of various
policies and programmes that
are being implemented as well
as those being planned under
the Jagdeo Initiative."
The week, hosted by the Min-
istry of Agriculture and Marine
Resources and the Inter-Amer-
ican Institute for Co-operation
on Agriculture will seek to
"highlight the importance of
agriculture and fisheries to the
economic, social and environ-
mental stability of rural com-
munities and to appreciate the
role of these sectors in the
national economy," he said.
A youth workshop will take
place during the technical meet-
ings on Monday to examine
what can be done to support
young people who are interest-


ed in the agriculture and fish-
eries sectors.
Director of Agriculture Sime-
on Pinder said that despite the
negative impact of recent hur-
ricanes the Bahamas has made
"significant progress."
"Before the hurricane three
years ago, we had succeeded in
bringing Bahamian pineapples
back on the dock at Potter's Cay,
which was the first time we'd seen
Bahamian pineapples on the dock
for sale in 10 years," he noted.
Mr Pinder said that the
Department of Agriculture has
been working actively trying to
obtain new varieties of onions,
and will introduce three new


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Mr Pinder added that despite
the disease that plagued the
production of jelly coconuts "we
have imported 45,000 coconuts
from Jamaica for the tourist
market."
When asked about the
progress of citrus crops, he said
that in the effort to reintroduce
Bahamian limes, his team has
met with farmers in North
Andros, who have agreed to allo-
cate a minimum of 300 acres to
the effort over the next two years.
As part of CWA, on Thurs-
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Influential US lawyer



welcomed by officials


ONE of the United States'
most influential lawyers
received a warm welcome
from the Bahamas' top offi-
cials.
Prime Minister Perry
Christie and Minister of
Tourism Obie Wilchcombe
hosted attorney Willie Gary


Philanthropist meets Prime Minister at Atlantis


at Atlantis resort last week, as
he rewarded staff members of
his firm and companies with
an incentive trip to the
Bahamas.


The prime minister and Mr
Wilchcombe joined them dur-
ing a special evening celebrat-
ing Bahamian culture.
Mr Gary is celebrated for his


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rise from deep poverty to
become a multimillionaire phil-
anthropist.
As a lawyer, he has overseen
more than 150 cases and set-
tlements valued at more than
$1 million each.
Forbes magazine has listed
him as one of the top 50 attor-
neys in the US and Ebony
magazine has ranked him
among the 100 most influen-
tial black Americans.
In addition, he serves as the
chairman of Black Family
Channel, the only 24-hour
cable television channel that
is owned by African Ameri-
cans.


* WILLIE Gary (second from right) with Perry Christie, Obie
Wilchcombe and guests

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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
IMMIGRATION Minister
Shane Gibson expressed shock
over reports claiming immigra-
tion officers on Grand Bahama
traumatised and physically
abused a young man who was
taken into their custody.
"I am really surprised and
shocked...certainly that is some-
thing that we would never ever
encourage in the Department of
Immigration," Mr Gibson said
yesterday while in Grand
Bahama.
Lawyer Fred Smith claims that
his client, Lewis Alman, 20, was
unlawfully arrested and detained
by immigration officers on June
23. He also claims that his client
was assaulted and subjected to
inhuman and degrading treat-
ment.
Mr Smith has filed an action in
the Supreme Court against the
Minister of Immigration Shane
Gibson, Vernon Burrows, Direc-
tor of Immigration, and the
Attorney General. He is seeking
damages, aggravated damages,
and punitive and exemplary dam-
ages on behalf of Mr Alman.
Mr Alman, who was born in
England and whose father is
British, is the son of a Bahamian
woman.
Before his arrest, he had
applied for his Bahamian citizen-
ship.
Mr Smith said that Mr Alman


FROM page one


MINISTER of
Immigration Shane Gibson
was employed at Kelly's depart-
ment store for over a.year and
was awaiting for his certificate of
registration as a citizen.
He claims that Alman and his
girlfriend were leaving the 'Feel
the Rush' parade when immigra-
tion officers suddenly swarmed
them and began questioning him.
He was allegedly assaulted and
battered by armed immigration
officers, who allegedly handcuffed
him and placed him in a van.
Mr Alman alleges that he was
not allowed to go to his vehicle
for documentation, nor was he
allowed to make any calls to his
mother or relatives.
Mr Gibson said at the time
that Mr Alman did not have any
current documents in his posses-
sion on June 23,to verify his status
and was taken for questioning.
He also said that immigration


Sued


Freeport, randomly stopping people
and seizing and detaining them.
Mr Alman was allegedly detained overnight in a cell by the immi-
gration department for 10 hours. He was allegedly kept in handcuffs,
in cramped and uncomfortable conditions, and was not allowed to
call his mother or relatives.
His mother became very worried when he had not returned
home, and was later informed by his friends about what had hap-
pened.
Mr Alman was released the next day following inquiries by his
uncle Joe Thompson, and family friend Joseph Darville.
Mr Smith, who is also president of Grand Bahama Human Rights
Association, said the action taken by the immigration officers was
an abuse of Mr Alman's rights. t
He said: "The law does not allow random questioning by officers
of the state. We are presumed innocent and we do not live in an
inquisitorial state."
Mr Smith said abuse by immigration officials must stop and
called upon all Bahamians to decry this behaviour.
Although James Rolle, Deputy Director of Immigration, was
very professional and apologised, Mrs Alman was very saddened by
the entire ordeal.
"That night, I was just afraid. I was afraid for my son because I did
not know why he had been taken. I thought a terrible mistake had
beein made," she said.
"1 thought if I took his papers he would be released. I could say
itjas a teiri ible misukci but I was not allowed to see or even speak
to him. I was completely dismissed.. They said nothing could be
done until the next day. Mr Rolle was good. He got my son released.
"There was no reason for him to be detained. He said a mistake
had been made. It made me very sad as a Bahamian that may son is'
not welcome here. I think it is very wrong. This is our home. My
entire family is here."
Mr Alman said the entire incident was very frightening and
degrading.
'"I feel they targeted me because I was white. They targeted me for
their amusement. My car was parked near where they took me
away. I told them I had papers in my car.
"I left England one year ago to return home. I consider Freeport
my home. I returned to make a contribution to my community.
This whole thing has made me feel very degraded. I was scared.
"The Bahamas is supposed to be a first world country, place
where people can live without being in fear. Since I was taken
away, I feel scared whenever I see a uniform. I have been afraid to
travel. I do not know what they will try to do to me when I come
back in.
"I no longer feel safe. I am afraid to go out at night, even to events
like 'Feel the Rush'."
Chris Lowe of Kelly's described the alleged action of the immi-
gration officers as "disgraceful."
"I have known Lewis' family for more than 20 years. When he
returned to the Bahamas with his mother he was employed at Kel-
lv's.
"Personally, I think this is disgraceful. In this day and age we have
people who will treat other people like animals."
He said it is disruptive to a company's operation.
"From the company's perspective, which offers benefits, statutory
rights will not be denied by the company. We stand behind him as
a company. We will allow him to pursue his statutory rights," he said.


officials deny that Mr Alman was
abused while in their custody.
"The information I got is that
he was not physically abused or
manhandled. I have not seen any
reports that would say that. I am
just hearing this for the first time.
I am really surprised and shocked
at what you're saying now,
because certainly that is some-
thing that we would never ever
encourage at the Department of
immigration."
Mr Gibson added: "He said
he was traumatised and abused. I
am not aware of that. It is the
first time I am hearing that," he
said.
Mr Gibson explained that, at
the time of the incident, Mr.
Alman only had papers to show
that his mother was a Bahamian.
"He is not a Bahamian, he is
somebody who qualifies for
Bahamian citizenship. His moth-
er is Bahamian and his father is
British. He applied for a work
permit and never came and paid


for a work permit until August,
two months after the incident in
June. And so at the time of the
incident he did not have any cur-
rent documents in his possession,"
he said.
Mr Gibson said Mr Alman was
apprehended around 3am and
released some six or nine hours
later after it was verified around
9am that he had an application
in at the department for citizen-
ship.
"After it was verified that he
had an application in, they (immi-
gration) released him and allowed
him to regularise his status and
since then he has picked up his
work permit.
"But, obviously, he couldn't
produce those papers because the
work permit he applied for was
not current at that time," the min-
ister said.
Mr Gibson has given an assur-
ance that Mr Alman's application
for Bahamian citizenship is
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Left to right: Anne Lightbourn, Human Resources Manager of Commonwealth
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Commonwealth Bank is once again excited to support the 2nd Annual
Cancer Society Stride for Life on Saturday the 30th September, 2006 at
6:00 o'clock in the morning which commences at the Cancer Society
Headquarters, East Terrace, Centreville (2 doors South of ZNS).
Commonwealth Bank is proud of its ongoing partnership with the Cancer
Society. The Bank recognizes the impact that cancer continues to have
on the Bahamas. Therefor, opportunities to promote cancer awareness,
prevention and early detection continues to be a part of what is important
to Commonwealth Bank. The Bank has already registered over 100 of its
employees and looks forward to a competitive and exciting event.
The Cancer Society would like to thank Commonwealth Bank for donating
monetary funds to cover the cost of the overall prize for the male and
female winner. The Walk will have participants who are survivors, persons
walking in memory of loved ones and persons who, wish to support the
Society. Exciting Prizes will be given out! .
The Cancer Society is committed to being of service to cancer patients
and their families; and educating the public about cancer so that it may
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at Breezes SuperClubs.
Mr Dames, producer of the
event, said the evening's show-
case of "straight and smooth
jazz" was something that rarely
happens because of the differ-
ence of the two styles.
Straight jazz, a style played
by the concert's featured artist,
Marcus Johnson, is described
as urban contemporary.
Mr Dames said that unlike
smooth jazz, straight jazz is "in
your face, cross over, a high
energy sound. The difference
between the two is significant."
The event, the first of its kind,
will feature local artists includ-
ing a quartet led by up-and-
coming jazz saxophone player
Tino Richardson, playing in the
style of American greats, and
jazz legend Charlie Parker.
Lou Adams Jr will also per-
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will be the Three Keys record-
ing artist pianist Marcus John-
son and his band from Wash-
ington DC.
Mr Jbhnson is also the CEO
of Three Keys Music, an alum-
nus of Howard and George-
town Universities and business
partners with Robert "Bob"
Johnson (founder of BET).
In addition, Marcus Johnson
will be releasing his latest CD
(International release) here in
the Bahamas.
Principal sponsors of the
event include Chancellors
Chambers, Remy Martin, Coca
Cola, American Airlines/Amer-
ican Eagle, Nassau Motor Com-.


pany and Beck's Beer.
Spokesperson for Remy Mar-
tin Cara Seymour said that as a
premium event, the Remy Mar-
tin brand saw the association as
a positive one, and that the
brand and its products would
be on display during the con-
cert.
Ken Dorsett. of Chancellors
Chambers said that it is the
intention of the law chambers to
sponsor art and cultural events
in'the Bahanhas and that the
evening presented them with an
opportunity to do just that -
support the artistic and cultural
endeavours of Bahamian artists
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warning from jail to young Bahamians

tempted to follow his path


'Don't make my mistake'


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT A young
Grand Bahama man serving
time in the United States for
drug trafficking is pleading to
other young Bahamians involved
in the trade to stop before they
too end up behind bars.
Tennyson Joseph, who is serv-
ing seven years, is one of many
young Bahamians in Florida
State Prison. He said the facility
is now referred to as 'the new
Fox Hill Prison' because of-the
large number Bahamians incar-
cerated there.
In a poignant open letter from
his jail cell, Joseph, 25, warned
that no amount money is worth a
life behind bars away from fam-
ily, friends and loved ones.
Joseph, who comes from a sta-
ble, middle-class family, was edu-
cated at a private school and
went to church often.
However, he became enthralled
by the lifestyle of fast money
enjoyed by so-called drug barons.
Last November, he boarded a
plane with narcotics strapped to
his body. However, his trip do
not go over as planned and
when he landed in Florida he
was met at the airport by drug
agents and arrested.
After his arrest, Joseph's mug
shot was placed on the Broward
County Sheriff's Office website.
It has been removed since his
incarceration.
Joseph said that many
Bahamians have a similar story
to tell. Over the past several
months, the mug shots of sever-
al more young Grand Bahami-
ans arrested in connection with
drug trafficking charges were
placed on the website.
In his letter, Joseph expressed
a deep concern over the increas-
ing number of young Bahami-
ans that have been arrested over
the past several months, and the
many more who are still in jail
after 10 or 15 years.
Joseph is convinced that
everything happens for a reason.


Since his incarceration he has
had a spiritual transformation,
and hopes that' his story can
change the hearts and minds of
those young Bahamian men and
women involved in nefarious
drug activities.
"I know there will be those
skeptics who will say and think
the same way I did before I got
arrested. I thought I was smarter
then the law. I thought I knew
what I was doing. I thought I had
a better plan than the ones who
got caught before me. I thought
I was careful and the others were
sloppy and inexperienced.
"Believe me, I was saying all
these things just like you because
I was trafficking drugs and get-
ting away while others were get-
ting caught and'once I got
caught all of that changed."
Joseph said that it is easy for
young persons to find themselves
lured in by so-called "finer things
in life" that can be obtained
through drug trafficking, with-
out any consideration of the con-
sequences.


"We see the cheese, but never
see the trap some of us even
see the trap and know that its
there, but we just got to have
that cheese. That is all that real-
ly matters to a drug trafficker
most of the time," he said.
Joseph warned that the US
government has a zero tolerance
policy on drug trafficking and
smugglers who are treated as if
they were terrorists.
"I hope and pray that all that I
have shared will make a differ-
ence and redirect the choice
some young man or woman who
are being misled would make
now to enjoy a more productive
life. I hope it would be blessing
and a sufficient warning to reach
and touch as many lives as pos-
sible," he said.
Paul Joseph, who was shocked
and devastated to learn of his
son's arrest in Florida, said he is
proud that his son has come for-
ward to try to prevent other
young Bahamians from making
the same mistakes.
Mr Joseph, who is an ordained


minister, believes his prayers were
answered when he got the call
informing him that his son was in
jail. "So many young people
involved in drugs end up either
dead or missing, never to return to
their families," he explained.


* FATHER Paul Joseph of Grand Bahama reads a letter from
his son, Tennyson Joseph, who is serving time in Florida State
Prison for drug trafficking.
(Photo: Denise Maycock)


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FROM page one

Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez said that Magis-
trate Linda Virgill, in setting the date of the
inquest into Daniel's death for October 23, acted
"prematurely".
He said as a result of the announcement of the
October date, the judiciary received numerous
complaints from Bahamians who have waited
months, and in some cases years, to receive an
inquest into the deaths of their family members
and friends.
Mr Gomez said people were upset that Daniel's
case seemingly received a date immediately.
Due to this, he said, as of Tuesday past, all
permanent magistrates are able to act as coroners.
"The cases will be shared up between all the
magistrates," he said.
It is hoped the backlog in inquest hearings can
be alleviated with 13 magistrates (in New Provi-
dence) instead of one single coroner hearing
cases.
At this point, he said, it is possible that Magis-
trate Virgill will not be chosen to hear the inquest
into Daniel's death.
Mr Gomez also added that, depending on the
results of the toxicology report, there may never
be an inquest into the case.
"It depends on what the toxicology report
determines. If he died of natural causes then an
inquest will be unnecessary," he said.
At the same time, he added, if anything indi-
cates that Daniel may have died under suspicious
circumstances, an inquest will be ordered.
Mr Gomez explained that it is standard proce-
dure-for the toxicology report to be viewed by a
pathologist, who then passes the report along to
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police with a recommendation on how to pro-
ceed.
The report is then turned over to the Attorney
General who issues an order to the coroner to
hold an inquest.
In the case of Daniel Smith, Mr Gomez said,
this procedure has not been followed.
"We don't have the toxicology report, we don't
even have a file as such on this case," he said.
Up until press time last night, Magistrate Virgill
did not return.The Tribune's calls to comment on
the matter.
Also up until last night, the body of Daniel -
was still being held at Butler's Funeral Home.
and Crematorium.
Loretta Butler-Turner, director of the funeral
home, told The Tribune that she still has not
received a death certificate for Daniel, but is
aware that "a document is being worked on at the'
moment."
She said that she has also yet to receive any.
information regarding the transport of the body to
the United States.
"Let's just say, the body is going nowhere in the'.
next day or, two," she said.
Daniel died at Doctors Hospital on Sunday,
September 10, while visiting his mother, who had ,
given birth to a daughter three days before., '
Two pathologists Dr Govinda Raju of the
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The toxicology report is expected to be comn-
pleted within the next two to four weeks.
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draw funds from the unsuspecit
ing victim's account. Money canna
be withdrawn locally and inter r
nationally.
Unconfirmed reports ha\i ,
reached The Tribune suggest
ing that foreigners are respon-
sible for the scam.
However, police ha\ e noti
revealed if they have been abl6.
to determine who the culprits'
are.
Meanwhile, the Clearing .
Banks Association is urging',
Bahamians to be "vigilant" an-d
to beware suspicious un t\iyI
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co-hosts of CH Television Morning View.


Film officials out


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' BAHAMIAN film officials
are locked in a scouting mis-
sion in search of projects to.
be filmed in the Bahamas as
well as exciting films for the
third edition of the Bahamas
International Film Festival.
Craig Woods, film commis-
sioner for 'Ministry of
Tourism, headed a two-per-
son delegation to the Toronto
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* MEMBERS of Friends of the Environment and the Reef Ball Foundation are transplanting
purple seawhip soft coral onto the new reef balls.


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A COMPLETED reef ball waits for deployment off the coast
of Abaco by Friends of the Environment in Abaco and the Reef
Ball Foundation.

FRIENDS bf the Environ- become populated with more
ment constructEd four reef balls fisherman and divers you run
in Abaco over the weekend to the risk of having more prob-
help alleviate some of the pres- lems. So a snorkel trail like we
sure on the existing reefs as well built at Mermaid Reef helps take
as create moire options for the pressure offthe naturalreef
S divers and snorklqrs in the Mer- and by doing the transplants it
S maid Reef area. helps preserve the species.
The project was carried out "It creates more homes for
under the tutelage of the Reef the fish and other marine life.
Bill Foundation (RBF). We had to do a site survey, but ,
S "Coral Reefs are dital to the I think they are needed to-
Abacos as far as protection restore the fish habitat and to'
from storm surges during hurri- help maintain the coral species.
canes, to enhancing the econo- In order for the fish to be.
my through dive and snorkel healthy they need a strong reef
groups visiting our shores and system," Kirbo added.
local fisherman having a means The Friends said the project
of securing their daily catch," will help the community in
said the Friends in a statement. many different ways as l ell as
S It said the effort was only the help the students learn about
beginning of a "huge project" their environment, the con-
in the Abaco community. struction of the reefs, why reefs
Members of the group, along are important to the Bahamas
with the students from Abaco and what is needed.to help and
schools, are hoping to construct preserve coral reefs for future
S over '100 reef balls to create a generations to come.
snorkel trail at Mermaid Reef. "It is very important because
The idea was proposed by so many of Abaco's kids have
local dive operator Tim Higgs not had the opportunity to
of Abaco Dive Adventures, and snorkel or see a coral reef and
supported by Friends board without that experience it would
member Jim Richard. Together be impossible for them to
they built the first two reef balls, understand why they are impor-
Other board members of tant to the Bahamas and why
Friends of the Environment, they need to be protected," said
with the help of Todd Barber Lindsey McCoy, executive
(chairman of the ;RBF) and director of Friends of the Envi-
Kathy Kirbo (executive direc- ronment.
tor) dropped twoimore reef "This will give the kids own-
balls into position off the shoe ership of the Mermaid Reef
of Marsh Harbour by Mermaid area, that they have helped
Reef on Sunday, September 16. enhance it. We hope that they
Kirbo said after a gruelling will then help protect it from
weekend: "The coral that we saw their friends standing on the
off Abaco is very healthy but it is reefs or throwing trash over-
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placed on the sea floor to
encourage the further
growth of existing reefs.
The construction of each
ball starts with a mold.
which is made of fiber
glass .
A special, long-lasting
concrete mixture is added.
which makes the mold
stronger and has a similar
PH1 balance to salt water.
A marine buoy. or
bladder is then placed in
the middle of the mold to
create a hollow centre and
then tether balls (like
olle'.balls) are added
around the outside.
These create "vortex
hbles" in the reef balls
where fish and other
marine life make their
homes.
SCoral adaptors are added
so when parts of existing
reefs are propagated to the'
mold the) can attach
themselves.
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A BAND of up to 30 youths
armed with makeshift weapons
and some wearing masks
attacked two riot police
patrolling a housing project out-
side Paris in an apparent
ambush that seriously injured
one of the officers, police offi-
cials said Wednesday, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
The attack Tuesday night
raised the spectre of the vio-
lence that racked poor suburbs
last year. It came amid reports
of growing suburban delin-
quency, with the prefect of the
Essonne region, where the irci-
dent occurred, saying that youth
gangs were engaged in "acts of
war".
One of the officers, who sus-
tained a double skull fracture,
was undergoing surgery yester-
day at a Paris hospital, a police


official said. The other was
released after treatment from a
hospital in Evry.
The two were attacked by 20
to 30 youths while patrolling in
an unmarked car around a
housing project known as a
trouble spot in the town of Cor-
beil-Essonnes, police said.
The youths stoned the car,
encircled the officers when they
got out, then attacked, accord-
ing to various accounts.
"The youths were waiting in
ambush in the woods and
jumped out, their faces masked,
to strike them with fists and
pieces of wood," Joaquin
Masanet, head of the UNSA-
Police union, said in an inter-
view. "The two officers had fall-
en into a trap and they (youths)
were hitting them to kill."
Police were called in to dis-
perse the gang but no arrests
were made.


"We'll find them one by
one," Interior Minister Nicolas
Sarkozy vowed Wednesday.
"Not just (here) but in every
place in France where law
enforcement officers are
attacked."
He promised "extremely
severe" punishment.
Prefect Gerard Moisselin, the
highest state official in the
Essonne region, said an investi-
gation was under way, but cul-
prits like those who carried out
the attack "disappear into build-
ings".
French authorities have kept
a watchful eye on the suburbs
surrounding big cities where
most low-income housing pro-
jects are located, fearful of a
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ESRI LANKA
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POLICE opened fire on
Muslim protesters in eastern Sri
Lanka on Wednesday, wound-
ing 14 civilians, officials said,
according to Associated Press.
The protesters, who were
demanding the transfer of a
local police chief following the
murder of 10 Muslim laborers,
allegedly by an elite police
force, shut down shops and
offices in Pottuvil town and sur-
rounding villages, 155 miles east
of Colombo, said Mohammad
Mustafa, who represents the
region in Parliament.
The shooting began as pro-
testers tried to prevent officers
of the elite police Special Task
Force from entering Ullai vil-
lage, Mustafa said.
Fourteen protesters were
injured, according to Rauff
SHakeem, a lawmaker and
leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim
'*- Congress, the largest political
party representing the Muslims.
The demonstrators claimed
police were involved in the slay-


ing of 10 Muslim laborers whose
mutilated bodies were recov-
ered in the area on Monday.
Government troops have
been deployed to the area to
restore law and order, and the
Special Task Force's chief has
been ordered to rebuild rela-
tions between the elite force
and the public, said government
defence spokesman Keheliya
Rambukwella.
Authorities have ,declared a
curfew in the region to prevent
a further escalation in violence,
a policeman said on condition
of anonymity.
Rambukwella has said the
massacre of the 10 laborers on
Monday bore the "hallmarks"
of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels,
who have been accused in the'
past of slaying Muslim rivals,
and that the police were being
blamed without evidence.
Local politician MI Ibrahim
said relations between the
police and local Muslims have
been strained for a long time.
Muslims are Sri Lanka's sec-
ond-largest minority after ethnic
Tamils, who are mostly Hindu.


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the Tamil Tiger rebels, who are
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Tamil homeland.
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Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information
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2 years report writer experience

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Thai coup leader




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THAILAND
Bangkok
The army commander who
seized Thailand's government
in a quick, bloodless coup
pledged Wednesday to hold
elections by October 2007 and
received a crucial endorsement
from the country's revered king,
- as the ousted prime minister
headed to London, according
to Associated Press.
"In order to create peace in
the country, the king appoints
General Sondhi Boonyaratkalin
as head of the Council of
Administrative Reform," the
military announced on state-run
television.
"All people should remain
peaceful and civil servants
should listen to orders from
General Sondhi Boonyaratkalin
from now on."
Late Tuesday, Sondhi led a
precision takeover without a
shot fired, sending soldiers and
tanks to guard major intersec-
tions and surround government
buildings while the popularly
elected Thaksin Shinawatia -
accused of corruption and
undermining democratic insti-
tutions attended a UN Gen-
eral Assembly session in New
York.
Rights groups and govern-
ments around the world called
for an immediate return to
democracy, with some con-
demning the action outright.
Many warned their citizens to
stay away from the Southeast
Asian tourism hub.
In isolated signs of anti-coup
sentiment, some Thaksin sup-
porters faced off against peo-
ple celebrating the' tycoon-
turned-politician's downfall at
two gatherings in Bangkok. Sol-
diers intervened, narrowly
averting clashes. .
Asked if there would be
moves to confiscate Thaksin's
vast assets, Sondhi said at a
news conference that "those
who have committed wrongdo-
ings have to be prosecuted
according to the law."
He did not elaborate, but in


its television announcement the
military's new Council of
Administrative Reform said it
had sacked the state audit com-
missioners and given Auditor
General Jaruvan Maintaka
greater powers to investigative
corruption.- which could put
Thaksin's wealth under the
microscope.
A British government
spokesman said Thaksin was on
his way to London where he
owns a residence but that he
was not scheduled to meet
Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Sondhi said he would act as
prime minister for two weeks
until a new leader is found, that
an interim constitution will be
drafted, and that Thailand's for-
eign policy and international
agreements will not change.
i Thailand will hold a general
election in October 2007, he
said.

Rifts

Sondhi said the coup, Thai-
land's first in 15 years, was nec-
essary to heal mounting rifts in
Thai society, and to end gov-,
ernment corruption, insults to
the King Bhumibol Adulyadej,
and what the general called
Thaksin's attempts to destroy
democratic institutions.
"We would like to reaffirm
that we don't have any inten-
tion to rule the country and will
return power to the-Thai people
as soon as possible," he said,
flanked by the three armed
forces chiefs and the national
police chief.
Most residents and tourists in
Bangkok, a city of more than
10 million, were unfazed
Wednesday. Stores remained
open, traffic ran as normal and
the tanks on the street quickly
became popular tourist attrac-
tions. Thais and foreigners lined
up to get their photos taken
alongside smiling soldiers hold-
ing bouquets of flowers.
"I'm not worried because I
know this happened for a rea-
son," said a 31-year-old Swiss
national who only gave his
name as Alex, grinning for a
photo as he grasped the hand
of a soldier. "Many people want
Thaksin to go."
About 500 people gathered
outside the army headquarters
to show their support, chanting
"Thaksin Get Out!"
The council imposed martial
law late Tuesday and declared
its loyalty to the king. It also
seized television and radio sta-
tions and ordered government
offices, banks, schools and the
stock market to close for the day.
Nearly 20 tanks their gun
barrels festooned with ribbons
in the monarch's color, yellow -
blocked off the Royal Palace,
Royal Plaza, army headquar-
ters and Thaksin's office at
Government House.


A statement from coup lead-
ers urged workers and farmers -
Thaksin's key constituents to
remain calm, and said unautho-
rised gatherings of more than
five people were punishable by
six months in prison under mar-
tial law.
The Nation newspaper in
Bangkok said several from
Thaksin's inner circle had been
arrested, their fates unknown,
including Deputy Prime Minis-
ter Chitchai Wannasathit and
Thaksin's top aide, Prommin
Lertsuridej.
Central bank head Pridiy-
athorn Devakula said the coup
was unlikely to have much
impact 'on investor confidence
and that the Thai baht had
recovered from an overnight
low without intervention.
In New York, a Thai business
executive who said he was
speaking on behalf of Thaksin
said the toppled leader was not
resigned to his fate.
"The prime minister has not
given up his power," said Tom
Kruesopon, chief executive offi-
cer of Boon. Rawd Trading
International, who said he was
travelling with Thaksin.
But Thaksin's official gi
ernment spokesman, Surapc;..
Suebwonglee, also traveling
with him, was gloomier. "We
have to accept what happened,"
he said. "We are not coming
back soon."
Some Thais welcomed the
coup as a necessary climax to
months of demands for
Thaksin's resignation amid alle-
gations of corruption and elec-
toral skullduggery, and a wors-
ening Muslim insurgency in
southern Thailand.
The US State Department,
though, expressed unease about
the takeover and said it hoped
"the Thai people, will resolve
their political differences in
accord with democratic princi-
ples and the rule of law".
Sondhi, 59, known for his
close ties to the king, is a Mus-
lim in a Buddhist-dominated
nation.
He was selected last year to
head the army, partly because it
was felt he could better deal
with the Islamic insurgency in
the south, which has killed 1,700
people since 2004. He has urged
negotiations with the sepa-
ratists, in contrast to Thaksin's
hard-line approach.
Thaksin, a telecommunica-
tions tycoon before entering
politics, won three general elec-
tions after coming to power in
2001 and garnered great sup-
port among the rural poor for
his populist policies.
But he alienated the urban
middle class, intellectuals and
pro-democracy activists. They
began mass street demonstra-
tions late last year, accusing him
of abusing his power, corrup-
tion and of weakening Thai-
land's democratic institutions.


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NATIONALIST candidate
Shinzo Abe won the race for
Japan's ruling party leader
Wednesday, all but clinching
next week's election as prime
minister and pledging to make
*' his country a more robust force
-'qn the world stage, according
to Associated Press.
The son of a foreign minis-
ter and grandson of a prime
minister, Abe defeated his two
opponents by winning 464 of
-the 702 votes counted in the
'Liberal Democratic Party elec-
tion.
The youthful conservative -
he turns 52 on Thursday -
immediately vowed to push
ahead with economic reforms,
make Tokyo a world leader,
pursue summit meetings with
both China and South Korea,
and keep Japan in the interna-
tional fight against terrorism.
"I want to make Japan a
country that is trusted and
loved by the countries of the
world, and one that asserts
Leadershipp" Abe, currently
chief Cabinet secretary,
declared after his victory.
Abe, who favors a hard line
against North Korea and tighter
military cooperation with top
ally the United States, won a
three-year term as LDP presi-
dent. The ruling coalition-dom-
inated Parliament votes for
prime minister on Sept. 26.
If elected next week, Abe
(pronounced AH-bay) would
.be Japan's youngest postwar
prime minister and the first
born after World War II. He is
relatively inexperienced, hav-
ing joined Parliament in 1993
and assumed his first Cabinet
position only a year ago.
The White House welcomed
Abe's election.
"We have worked closely
with Mr. Abe in his capacity as
chief Cabinet secretary, and we
look forward to working with
him in the future to further the
Japanese-U.S. alliance," said
Frederick Jones, a spokesman
for President Bush's National
Security Council.
S Abe campaigned on forging a
more confident Japan. He said
'he would seek to revise the
pacifist Constitution to give the
military more freedom of
action, promote patriotism in
the schools, and distance Tokyo
.from its post-1945 war guilt.
"He's from the generation
that doesn't know war," said
Takashi Sasagawa, an LDP
lawmaker. "Not knowing war
is his strength, because he can
be on equal terms with other
countries."
Despite his inexperience,
Abe came to the vote with key
-'essentials for victory: high sup-
port ratings inside and outside
the party and the blessing of
his mentor, Prime Minister
Junichiro Koizumi, who
remains widely popular after
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to join everyone in helping Mr.
Abe win the public trust,"
Koizumi said minutes after the
vote.
Because Abe's victory
appeared certain, his competi-
tion has been lackluster. Chal-
lengers Finance Minister
Sadakazu Tanigaki and Foreign
Minister Taro Aso never came
close to rivaling him in popu-
larity.
One looming question for
Japan's neighbors is how far
Abe will push his vision of a
country freed from the restrain-
ing legacy of World War II, in
which Tokyo's attempt at
regional dominance left Japan
and much of Asia in ruins.
Abe, for instance, supports
revisionist history textbooks
that teach students to take
pride in their nation rather than
focus on the dark accounts of
Japanese atrocities and aggres-
sion. He is also a proponent of
the Yasukuni war shrine, which
honors war criminals among
the country's war dead.
He has compounded this
conservative image by ques-
tioning whether every prime
minister must repeat Japan's
standard apology for. its
wartime actions. When North
Korea tested several missiles in
July, Abe suggested a look into
whether the Constitution would
allow Japan to conduct a pre-
emptive military strike.
Japanese pacifists say Abe's
attitudes border on the dan-
gerous.
But for supporters, he repre-
sents a Japan that can stand up
to other nations after
decades of turning the other
cheek.
"He thinks seriously about
Japan's national interests," said
Ryohei Saito, 65, who visited
the Yasukuni' war shrine on
Thursday. "Japan has been too
weak till now, so we need to be
more assertive. I think Abe can
build a strong Japan.".
After the vote, Abe said his
top priorities for the next par-
liamentary session would be
education reform and extend-
ing Japan's anti-terrorism law,
which allows Japan to assist


U.S.-led coalition forces in the
Indian Ocean.
It was unclear how his
approach would affect Japan's
troubled relations with China
and South Korea, two victims
of Japanese aggression that
have refused 'to meet with
Koizumi because of his visits
to the Tokyo war shrine.
Abe said Wednesday he
wants to pursue a summit meet-
ing with Beijing, and that both
sides needed to take steps to
improve relations.
"It is regrettable that the
summit meetings between Chi-.
nese and Japanese leaders
haven't happened," Abe said
in an interview with Japan's
national broadcaster NHK. "It
is important for leaders to
frankly talk with each other,
even though there may be.var-
ious problems between neigh-
boring countries."
Earlier Wednesday, China's
Foreign Ministry called on Abe
to keep his word and to help
improve bilateral ties.
"We hope the new Japanese
Liberal Democratic Party
leader is good to his word and
works diligently at improving
and developing China-Japan,
relations," Chinese F.1, in
Ministry l.pokelsm.Ln Qin gang
was quoted as saying on the
ministry Web, site.
Abe also said he wants to
"make an effort" to meet his
Korean counterpart after tak-
ing office. South Korea did not
offer an immediate response to
Abe's comments.'
If he becomes prime minis-
ter, Abe will take the helm of a
Japan in transition.
After five years under Koizu-
mi, reforms have made Japan a
more competitive market, pow-
ering the economy out of a
decade-long slowdown but also
widening an increasingly trou-
bling gap between rich and
poor.
On Wednesday, Abe said he
would keep the flame of change
alive.
"I will vigorously bring
reform forward. We must not,
at any cost, stop reforming," he
said after the vote. "We must
speed up reforms."


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Applicani t must be 21yrs or over

OFFIIICL 4USE O.1VL Y

JUDGE NUMVICBER





Please PR.INT LEGIBLY all information in the spaces provided below and answer all questions and
provide documentation including a passport photo as requested Or application may be subject to
outright rejection

All information given by applicants will be subject to follow up background
investigations and checks.

A. PERSONAL, INFORVIMATIO N

Full Name (Ms./Mr./Mrs.)
SURNAME FIRST MIDDLE Alias

Maiden name aliases nick names

Address
(STREET, CITY, ISLAND)

Date of Birth Country of Birth Age
DD/MM/YY


P. O. Box Sex Nationality


Telephone _(W) _(H) (C)


Employer Profession


Employer's Address "

Email


B. GENERAL SB BACKGROUND XINFORIVIATION

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

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

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

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

c. Are you an avid supporter of anyJunkanoo Group? If yes, name
group

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

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

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

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

h. Why do you wish ,t be a judge?


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

Explain how "integrity" relates to a judge and the parade. -




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

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

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


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

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


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

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


Relationship


1. Name

Telephone


2. Name


Telephone


Relationship


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Declaration

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


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ACROSS
9 Subject the lyrics are
discussing? (5,4)
10 The lateone, scold,
but let off (9)
12 Register the key (4)
13 Before Saturday begins, he's on your
side (6)
14 Arose from having been
stalked (7)
15 Surprised and awfully sad to see the
misspelling "doe-nut In (9)
17 Letter from an oddball (9)
18 Gave the wrong date to
the fellow (7)
19 Covers, when one
attacks (6)
20 It is, my love, about a place in Ireland
(4)
23 A fish and one Insectprove to be very
dever(9)
25 Carry out theappliance (9)
26 Ondropping the orange, throw a
tantrum (4)
27 Triedto get the short ends twisted
over (6)
29 Hangsonto:s reliant upon (7)
32 Frantic,speed off-
speed after (9)
34 Settled for punctuation before
outside" (9)
35 Agony it's wrong to put people
through (7)
36 It's back in the cave, prowling; not still
(6)
37 Kitty, ring back (4)
38 Reckon you look silly
in the jester's costume? (4,1,4) .
39 Had vetoed
because told to (9)


DOWN
1 Mean to provide support (8)
2 Though not getting the seat, not
Demolished (4,8)
3 Consumed by and disheartened,
carrying a gun (8)
4 Granted the old housing again (6)
5 Aterrible cad, giving a laugh about
what's worrying one (8)
6 Nonsensel The fish was thrown, by
vote, back (10)
7 The many loose leaves, tuck right
Inside (7)
8 For the novice, money is at the
bottom of It (10)
11 Own, having had a mad struggle to
obtain it (5)
16 Very many are left in the
dark about (6)
19 Determined to get the
collection (3)
21 Sampled dishes from recipes one
had published and retracted? (3,4,5)
22 Intensify the need to get back the
record in (6)
23 Wanting to stretch one's legs during a
dull lecture? (5,5)
24 Fghtabout a mince tart resulting in a
drawl (10)
25 Shoot the top off,
in afury(3)
28 Garment many a lover's cavorting
about in (8)
29 Saves and hands over to (8)
30 Preparing to ride off, leaving one
encumbered with (8)
31 Rank as'non-specific (7)
33 You'll get no flannel from him! (5)
34 Interrupted a blow to
the heart (3.31


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ACROSS: 1, Spitz o,... -
ashd-ay 10, Creep 11, Lenin 12 Bills
13, Festoon 15, H-'em 17, A-shy 18,
Morose 19, He-MA-n 20, Crater 22,
Cite 24, Ear 25, fighter 26, Med-oc
27, limit 28, Folly 29, Min.-uses 80,
Ant-lc 31,Weary
DOWN: 2, P-u-rses 3, Twenty 4, Zap
5, Chain 6, B-all-oon 7, A-yes 8,
Knives 12, Bo-X-er 13, Fa-R-ce 14,
She-ar 15, Hop it 16, Meter 18,
Magic 19, Heretic 21, Ration 22,
Choose (chews) 23, Teller 25, Lot-us
2-3. Mi-mi 28. Few


3S: 1, Wants 6, Stops 9,
Muster 10, Argon 11, Reaps 12,
Grave 13, Happily 15, Bus 17, Idle
18, Accent 19, Grace 20, Pantry 22,
Grin 24, One 25, Celeste 26, Ended
27, Elect 28, Still 29, Restful 30,
Proud 31, Peach
DOWN: 2, Abroad 3, Troupe 4, Sun
5, Story 6, Service 7, Tree 8, Popgun
12, Glory 13, Hippo 14, Plane 15,
Beers 16, Stone 18, Acted 19,
Granted 21, Antler 22, Gentle 23,
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South dealer, seems to rest only on which defender
Neither side vulnerable, has the king of. clubs. The standard
NORTH play is to lead toward the queen at
+ 8 4 some point, and if East has the king,
V K J5 2 South's troubles are over.
SK J The other possibility, that West
A 86 5 3 has the king, is the chief cause for
WEST EAST concern, .and that % as where South
QJ 7 2 410 9 5 3 concentrated his attention. He won
V 86 Y'74 the spade lead with the king and
+ 10 7 54 3 Q 9 8 2 cashed the A-K of trumps. Next
+K 9 +J 10 2 came a spade to the ace and a spade
SOUTH ruffin dummy. South then cashed the
AK6 A-K of diamonds, thus completing
VA Q 10 9 3 all the key preliminary steps.
+ A 6 With all the spades and diamonds
+Q74 eliminated from both.his own hand
The bidding: and dummy, declarer no .' cashed the
South West North East ace of clubs and returned a low club
1 V Pass 3 V Pass toward his queen. When East fol-
4 NT Pass 5 Pass lowed suit with the ten, it seemed
5 NT Pass 6V that South had to guess whether to
Opening lead queen of spades. play the queen and hope East had the
king, or play low and hope West now
On many hands, declarer is faced had the king alone. (If West had the
with what appears to be a 50-50 K-J at this stage, the party was over.)
chance for the contract, depending However, thanks to South's
on where a certain card is located. If advance preparations, it did not mat-
one opponent has it, he dill succeed: ter which of these two situations
if the other opponent has it, he will existed he could cover both possi-
fail bhdries by playing the queen. When
However. a resourceful declarer \est took the queen with the king, he
:;n often trpr' o" i' O r 50-50' was forced 10 return a spade or a dia-
chance s.o thaS~e.-ep 'iFlhe-ly- card i,- iM, .ndTThui allo~wedSouthi-.'dlrscard
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ACROSS
9 Complicated in
design (9)
10 Or ese(9)
12 Sort, kind (4)
13 Handtool 6)
14 Diapers (7)
15 Controls(9)
17 One on a bus (9)
18 Chooses (7)
19 Use (6
20 Ring olight (4)
23 Group of
musicians (9)
25 Morning snack (9)
26 Playthings (4)
27 Bomb hole (6)
29 Quantities(7)
32 Make, build (9)
34 Railway worker (9)
35 Rice-based dish (7)
36 Highly-spiced
sausage (6)
37 Burden (4).
38 Moving staircase (9)
39 Creature with many
legs (9)


DOWN
1 False teeth (8)
2 Cheerfully
casual (5-2-5)
3 Broad heavy
knives (8)
4 Against (6)
5 Sweeton a stick (8)
6 Imitation gem (10)
7 Soothsayer (7)
8 Harshly critical (10)
1 Cake ecoration(5)
16 Servile follower (6)
19 Epoch (3)
21 Preoccupied,
forgetful 6-6) '
22 Married panish
woman (6)
23 Not working (3,2,5)
24 Hard unglazed
earthenware (10)
25 Make mistakes (3)
28 Cherish (B)
29 A quarrel (8)
30 Omnous(8
31 Handguns(7)
33 Fundamental (5)
34 Comfort in
distress (6)


THURSDAY,
SEPTEMBER 21
ARIES March 21/April 20'
This week is highlighted by your aBil-.
ity to put others in a good frame of
mind, Aries. While others' doom and
gloom may catch you off-guard, you'll
overcome the sensation quickly.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
Follow your heart this week, Taurus.
The need to make others happy
should take second place to your need
to be happy first. Don't ever overldok'
your well-being.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
Be true to your intuitive feelings,.
Gemini, and don't let others sway'
your decisions. A family member+is-
being secretive. Watch out, because'
it could impact your finances.
CANCER June 22/July 22
It's time to really buckle down and
finish all of those projects that you
started, Cancer. It will be easy once
you get into the swing of things
again. Stop procrastinating.
LEO July 23/August 23
Taking charge will help deflect the '
isolation you've been feeling lately, ,
Leo. Step up to the plate concerning'-:
an important work project. Others
will respect your leadership.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You've been moving double time to
impress people lately, Virgo. All of
the effort has paid off. Take some
time Thursday to slow down and '
relax from the hustle and bustle.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
A close friend is going to make a,
mistake this week, Libra, and you
have to keep quiet about it. It's best
if he or she works through the situa-
tion without your input.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
There's lots you want to express this
week, Scorpio, and your amazing
social skills allow you a captive audi-
ence. Think through your points
clearly and enjoy the limelight.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Limitations due to poor financial
decisions are hurting your budget,
Sagittarius. This has put you ifn an. .
awkward situation. A fami-ly-:
member may bail you out.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Someone is keeping secrets, and you
have the ability to let the cat out of
the bag, Capricom. Your openness has
friends keeping close by. You may
need your space soon enough.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18'.
Wealth and power are important to-,
you, but this week you desire only to'
concentrate on people who matter.
Family concerns are at the top of the
list. Tuesday is a trying day.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
You may be an adult, but this week "
it's all about getting back to basics:
Think about what made you happy'as.
a child, and try to regain that feeling.


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Adam Hunt v Rob Hartoch,
Amsterdam Open 2006. If
pressure against your
opponent's weak point proves
insuffident for a winning
breakthrough, look for a way to
open a second or even third
front. Is just basic military
strategy applied to the
chessboard. Here Oxford's
international master Hunt
(White, to move) has queen and
rooks tripled on the open d line,
pinning Hartoch's d7 knight
against the d8 rook. But how
does White make progress? The
knight has triple protection from
Black's queen, rook and bishop,
with the king ready to lend a
hand. The problem for Black is
that the d file pin prevents a
defensive regroup so that the h8
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NASA cleared Atlantis for a
Thursday landing alter find-
ing that the space shuttle
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space shuttle W'ednesdas to
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found floating outside theopyghedMateal
spacecraft. Landing was set for
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Hale said the cren would be
well-rested for Thursday's
landing. despite the extra.
improvised work using cam-
-eras and sensors at the end of
the shuttle's robotic arm and a
'50-foot boom.
"It was a long day. especial-
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bank. ho operated the robot-
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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Port Authority urged to





devolve regulatory duties


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
T he Grand
Bahama Port
Authority
(GBPA) was yes-
terday urged to
devolve its regulatory and qua-
si-governmental responsibili-
ties to a 'Local Authority', as
provided for by the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement. Some sug-
gested this was the only way
to prevent the business envi-
ronment in Freeport from
becoming paralysed by the dis-
pute over the late Edward St
George's estate.
Dr Doswell Coakley, the
Grand Bahama Chamber of
Commerce's president, yester-
day described Tribune Busi-
ness's call for the Port Author-
Sity to devolve its regulatory
Sand licensing functions to a


'LocalAuthorit' as "right on
target".
Dr Coakley told The Tri-
bune: "The whole situation is
negative for the business envi-
ronment. All the parties con-
cerned ought to enter into
immediate dialogue, led by the
Government, to invoke that
provision of the Havwksbill
Creek Agreement, with a view
to devolving those powers to
an Authority."
Describing this as "the best
way forward" for Freeport's
hcensees and people. given the
three-way battle over Mr 'St
George's estate, Dr Coakley
said the licensees should not


be left out of any talks as they
were "part and parcel of the
agreement".
"I don't see no reason why
the parties can't put the admin-
istration of the Port into a trust
body, pending the conclusion
[of the estate situation]." Dr
Coakley added.
"This can be put into the
hands, of a trust body, which
has transparency and is dealt
with by the courts. It can't con-
tinue the way it's going cur-
rently."
Senator Philip Galanis yes-
terday agreed with Dr Coakley
on the devolution of the Port
Authority's regulatory respon-


sibilities. saving: "I believe that
this, in the long-term. is going
to be the only workable solu-
tion to the situation that now
exists."
The 1960 amendments to the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
,include Clause 4, which allows
for the creation by statute of a'
'Local Authority' that can
exercise "powers of local gov-
ernment or administration" in
the Port Authority area. -
The key is sub-clause 2 of,
this clause, which allows the
Port Authority through a writ-
ten agreement to transfer all
its "rights, powers and obliga-
tions" to this Local Authority.


This, then. effectively pa es
the way for the Port Authority
to transfer all its regulatory.
licensing, and quasi-govern-
Smental powers to another enti-
rt while maintaining its private,
profit-making interests.
The catch. though. is that
Such an agreement between
the Port AuthoritN and a
'Local Authority' must be
Approved by at least 80 per
cent of the former's licensees.
This effectively gives a major
say over the Port Authority
and Freeport's future to its
licensees, although thus far
they have shown few signs of
grasping this.


The Port Authorit\ had
always had a tough balance to'
strike between its functions at.
a private company on the one
hand, seeking to create a prof-
it for its shareholders, the St
George and Havaiard families,
and its responsibilities as a reg-
ulator, to the Government. its
licensees and the people of
Freepor t.
By splitting off the owner-
ship ot pnvite assets, such as
the Grand Bahama De\elop-
ment Compan\. from the Port
Authority's regulatory and

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Economy outpacing

'capacity of its people'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamian education
system is the nation's weakestst
link" ,in its attempts to gener-
ate economic prosperity and
higher livmg standards, a for-
mer FNM government minister
warned yesterday, with the
country's "economic prospects
outpacing the capacity of its
people to sustain potential
development".
Addressing the Abaco Busi-
ness Outlook Conference, Earl
Deveaux, a former agriculture
minister who is the marketing
director for Lucayan Tropical
Produce, said the Bahamian
economy's competition eness was,
directly linked to labour force
productivity.
He added: "The challenge is
the decline ip our ability to
compete as a consequence of
deteriorating performance in
education....... From a Strongly
capable background, we seem
to be losing our focus, as a result
of a number of factors, amongst
which education plays a lead
role.....
"An educated and trained
labour force is the best invest-
ment to ensure our future com-


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
SENATOR enator Philip
Galanis yesterday denied
that there was an emerging
alliance between the
investor group he repre-
sented in seeking to acquire
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and Caroline St
George, after The Tribune
received reports of a week-
end meeting in Freeport.
This newspaper was
informed by reliable sources
that a weekend dinner meet-
ing took place at La Dolce
Vita restaurant in Freeport's
Port Lucaya district. Among
those present was Mr Gala-
nis and Harvey Tynes, the

SEE page 5B


Education is Bahamas
'weakest link'

petitive ability.
"Our educational system is'
our weakest link. It must .be,
fixed for us to continue on the
road to sustained long-term.
social harmony and economic
prosperity. The jobs created in
our society, which will improve
our standard of living and
expand our economy, will
depend on a functioning edu-
cational.system and high nation-
al standards."
However the Bahamas
sought to stimulate economic
growth, Mr Deveaux said it
needed to improve its educa-
tional system.
As an example of how the
Bahamas' economic growth was
outpacing the capacity of its
people, he identified a Bahami-
an sand and rock mining indus-
try, which would improve road
construction and home build-
ing costs. Mr Deveaux said
training in every area of this
industry was "lacking".

SEE page 9B



Regulator

warns on

identity

scam

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Central Bank of the
Bahamas yesterday warned of
an identity theft scheme, tar-
geting "non-resident aliens",
that had arrived in this nation
through fraudsters claiming to
be representatives of the US
Internal Revenue Service
(IRS).
The Central Bank warned
that the scam involved the US
of false IRS correspondence
and an altered IRS form, in an
effort to fraudulently obtain a
person's personal financial data,
especially bank and card num-
bers. This is then used to steal
the victim's identity and finan-
cial assets.
The scheme especially tar-
geted "non-resident aliens who
may or may not derive income

SEE page 9B


Senator: Port uncertainty may harm Hutchison plans


* PHILIP GALANIS
(FILE photo)


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE continuing uncertainty at the
Grand Bahama Port Authority could
'damage substantial investments" planned
by its partner. Hong Kong-based con-
glomerate Hutchison Wh mpoa, a PLP
Senator warned yesterday.
Philip Galanis told Thd Tribune that
while Hutchison Whampoa has "plans to
expand their investments in Grand
Bahama", they were likely to have been
unsettled by the battle over the late
Edward St George's estate, which includes
a 50 per cent stake in the Port Authority.
Hutchison Whampoa is effectivelyy the
joint venture partner w'th the Port
Authority in a number of IKey Freeport-
based assets, chiefly the Grand Bahama
Development Company (Devco).
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Freeport Harbour Company. Grand
Bahama International Airport Company.
and the Sea Air Business Park.
Yet before the company undertakes any
more in\es-tments. Mr Galanis pointed
out that it would "w'ant to ensure a degree
of stability in Grand Bahama".
Freeport Container Port. in which
Hutchison Whampoa holds a 60 per cent
stake. experienced a 26 per cent growth in
the number of TEUs (20-foot equivalent
units) that it handled during the first six
months in 2006. further indicating its
potential as a logistics/transportation/
distribution centre for the Americas.
Derek Newbold. Hutchison Port Hold-
ings (Bahamas) sales and marketing man-
ager. earlier this Near said the potential


SEE page 9B


Chamber president fears business environment in Freeport could be

paralysed if Port is enjoined in legal dispute over St George estate


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* RICHARD DOLEWSKI, vice-president of technicaland
contingency services at Mid-Range (Canada)
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SA CANADIAN disaster aecov-
ety planner will be a key speaker
at the Bahamas Financial Services
Board's (BFSB) upLcomirn. semi-
nar on disaster recovery and busi-
ress continuity planning.
q Richard Dolewski, a certified
systems inti g rition -spcialisl and
dijastet rLc:). er', planner, is vice-
president for technical and con-
tingency services at Mid-Ran~
(Caiijda : He has extensive expe-
rience in disaster recovery plan-
Sning, business continuity plan-
ning, backup and recovery pro-
gramme design, and systems
'availability.
Mr Dolewski has implement-
ed a variety of solutions for.cus-
tomers in Canada, the US and
Mexico. He is past president of
the Toronto Users Group for
Mid-Range Systems (TUG), and
is a frequent speaker at technical
conferences.
The seminar is being hosted as
part of BFSB's business seminar
series, and co-sponsors include
the National Emergency Man-
agement Agency (NEMA), Cable
Bahamas, CIBC Trust Company
(Bahamas), Pictet Bank & Trust,


and Providence Technology
. Group.
In addition to Mr Dolewski's
presentation on the technical
aspects of planning, the agenda
also includes presentations on
Lessons Learned/The Bahamas
Response; Regulating for Disas-
ter Preparedness: What is expect-
ed of Financial Services Sector
Licensees?; National Planning
Initiatives; and Infrastructure
Readiness.
Wendy Warren, the BFSB's
executive director and chief exec-
utive. said ihe organizations Busi-
ness ComLnuit) Planning Work-
ini Group :o-ordinator of'the
forum had as one of its key goals
the greater integration. 'f. the
business continuity plans of indi-
vidual financial services firms,
along with those of the Govern-
mi n t and agencies providing key
infrastructure.
Ms Warren said business con-
tinuity planning was an essential
component in the delivery of high
quality financial services, and the
Bahamas has an excellent record
in ensuring business recovery and
continuity in terms of disruption.


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staff was spending too much time
surfing the Internet and not
enough time on their jobs. The
managing director knew this just
from walking around the organi-
sation. Many staff members
would be viewing non-work relat-
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Case Study

Overview
Island: Nassau
Industry: Financial
Services
Business Situation
The major challenge lac-
ing this compajn is to
Improve the producinatl of
their staff The managing
director is \er\ concerned
about the cost of the staff'-
Internet surfing. The manag-
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cost of the loit producrtit tir at
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based on 10 hours per week of
casual Internet surfing, he calcu-
lated it was costing him $2,000
per day, or $10,000 per week, in
lost productivity.
Second, he was concerned
about protecting the organisa-
tion's assets from the problems
associated with Internet misuse
in the workplace. He wanted to
ensure that the company's cor-
porate resources are used for
work-related purposes, while pro-
tecting employees from inappro-
priate Web content in the office,
such as pornography and gam-
bling. When the managing direc-
tor went for his walks around the
offices, he could see pornogra-
phy on people's desktops. So he
knew that other employees were
being forced to view this content
as they went about their jobs. He
wanted to provide a safe and
harassment-free environment for
all his staff.
The managing director came
to Providence Technology Group
requesting a solution for this
problem. How could he reduce
the amount of casual Internet
surfing in his office?
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Access Control solution called
Websense Enterprise. Websense
Enterprise is an Internet Man-
agement Solution that allows
companies to transparently mon-
itor, report and manage employ-
ee use of the Internet. The main
benefit of the solution is increased
productivity. Non-business relat-
ed Internet surfing is kept to a
minimum, and distractions are
removed from the employee's
desktop.
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installed on to a server. Once it
had been configured, all the
employees' Internet use was
clearly evident. The solution
includes real-time online report-
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now monitor, report and manage
his employees' Internet use.


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selected the categories of sites he
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languages.
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day, such as during lunch or
before and after work. It also
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saging (IM) applications that are
one of the biggest time wasters
in the office.
In the case of the managing
director, he was shocked at the
Internet use by his employees. As
soon as the solution was
deployed, he reviewed the past
week of Internet activity. Out of a
40-hour work week, one of his
employees had 27 hours on the
Internet, all on pornographic
sites. On average, he found his
estimate of 10 hours of casual
Internet surfing was an underes-
timate.
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reclaimed much of the lost pro-
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,dollars per week. He has also
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THE BAHAMAS
SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003


INFORMATION OFFICE

The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Support Programme for Transforming Education
& Training. The project will support the development and implementation of activities
aimed at improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian labour force. Part
of the proceeds of this loan is to ensure the development and publicity of the project.
Interested person are therefore invited from individual consultants to provide services
in the areas) listed below:

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


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Wednesday, 20 September 200 6
"bX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES VISIT WWW BISXBAHAMAS C O FQ QAA & O~RiATiN
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,627 83 ,'CHG 00.00 / 9OCHG Ob. 0'iYf t' 7.12 /YTD % 20.52
5',-.vk Hi 5,2-.K-Low Seurilt Prei.ous ).la.'e Tcoaa's Clsce Change Daily Vol EPS 5 Di. $ P E Yiel
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 0.777, 0.330 9.1 4.40%
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 9.05 Cable Bahamas 9.40 9.40 0.00 0.659 0.240 14.3 2.55%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.85 1.85 0.00 0.009 0.000 205.6 0.00%
11.50 9.00 Commonwealth Bank 11.50 11.50 0.00 0.943 0.660 12.2 5.74%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.48 5.45 -0.03 0.130 0.045 40.6 0.85%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.283 0.000 8.8 0.00%
6.21 4.20 Famguard 6.15 6.15 0.00 0.428 0.240 14.4 3.90%
11.51 10.60 Finco 11.51 11.51 0.00 4,700 0.763 0.560 15.1 4.87%
14.00 9.50 FirstCaribbean 14.00 14.00 0.00 0.885 0.550 15.8 3.93%
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 8.49 ICD Utilities 8.49 8.49 0.00 0.532 0.270 16.0 3.18%
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 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.291 0.195 7.7 1.95%
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14 j0 12 25 Bar.arr.a- Super.i.arkels 14 60 15 0) 14 00 1 923 C 9W0 79 7, .J':
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 Holdinas 0.45 0.55 0.00 -0.002 0.000 NM 0.00%
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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 1.192331****
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52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price ofCollna 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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Applicants must have the following qualifications:


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Applications should be sent to:


DA 2962
C/O The Tribune
P.O. Box N 3207
Nassau, Bahamas.






NOTICE



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


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


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



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


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, RAMON JAMAL
ANDREWS, intend to change my name to RAMON JAMAL
ANDREWS-MUSGROVE. If there are any objections to
this change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of publication of this notice.


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SPort 'alliance'


i>claims denied


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U, attorney who represented the
, same investor group, and Car-
, line St George and her attor-
n,,ney, Damian Gomez.
SWhen contacted about a
rl ,potential allianceyesterday, Mr
-Galanis initially said he was
'" unable to comment. When the
restaurant meeting was men-
'tioned, he did not deny it had
''taken place, but added: "I
'- wouldn't characterise it as an
alliance."
Y Caroline St George, the
daughter of Edward St
o George's first wife, is one of the
11'parties involved in the three-
d';1way dispute over her late
i,' father's estate.
-' She is alleging that her father
sr- used a portion of her inheri-
-rf .tance to fund the acquisition of
his 50 per cent stake in the Port
_rAAuthority, and has warned via
t .Mr Gomez that she is prepared
' to initiate legal action to safe-
r guard her alleged interests.
Meanwhile, Mr St George's
rf, ex-second wife, Mary, is seeking
gra declaration from the New
,b York courts that she is entitled
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by implication a 25 per cent
stake in the Port Authority.
Mary St George said that
when Mr St George divorced
her in 1979, he drafted a sepa-
ration agreement that was
incorporated into the divorce
decree.
This, she is alleging, gave her-
self and her daughter, Laura,
half his assets at the time of his
death, with the remaining half
to be divided between Lady
Henrietta and Mr St George's
two elder daughters, Sarah and
Caroline.
Mary St George alleged that
attempts to settle her claim
against the estate with the three
executors Lady Henrietta, her
brother, the Earl of Euston, and
Freeport attorney Christopher
Cafferata -.had broken down,
giving rise to the New York lit-
igation and other potential
actions that might target the
estate's England assets and seek
to remove the three executors.
Mr Galanis and Mr Tynes
-represented an investor group,
thought to include Captain
Jackson Ritchie, Global Unit-
ed's owner, who made an offer
for the Port Authority that was
rejected earlier this year by Sir
Jack Hayward.
Mr Galanis said the bid he
represented was 100 per cent
Bahamian, backed by $400 mil-
lion in financing. He added that
Sir Jack had left the door open
to revisit their offer.
Mr Galanis declined to com-
ment on the status of their bid
yesterday.
Yet significant questions
remain over what any investor
would be buying if they
acquired the Port Authority,


since it has been divested of
asset ownership since the early
1990s, leaving it with just its
licensing, regulatory and qua-
si-governmental functions.
Behind the scenes, much
interest is focused on the activ-
ities of a little-known company
called Port Group Limited.
This company acts as the pri-
vate investment firm for the St
George and Hayward families,
and is the holding vehicle for
their stake in the Port Author-
ity and all other Grand
Bahama-based investments.
Port Group Limited holds
the families' stakes in assets
such as the Grand Bahama
Development-Company (Dev-
co), Freeport Harbour Com-
pany, the Air/Sea Business
Centre, and Grand Bahama
Airport Company.
In most of those entities,
Port Group holds a 50 per cent
stake. The ownership structure
usually takes the form of a
joint venture partnership, often
with Hutchison Whampoa
holding the remaining equity.
Several sources have sug-
gested that all these develop-
ments could be setting the
scene for the assets owned by
Port Group to be separated
from the licensing and regula-
tory functions vested in the
Port Authority.
Yet sources close to the
Hayward and St George fami-
lies have been told that nei-
ther is interested in selling out
and exiting Freeport.
However, recent develop-
ments have added to specula-
tion that Sir Jack Hayward
may be prepared to sell if the
price is right.


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Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the post of Manager II,
Human Resources, Grand Bahama Health Services, Public Hospitals Authority.
Applicants must possess the following qualifications:-

Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Management or equivalent and at least
three (3) years post qualification experience in Human Resource Management. Computer
skills a must.

The Manager II will report to the Manager I, Human Resources and as a part of the
Human Resources team at the Grand Bahama Health Services, will share responsibility
for the day-to-day administration of Human Resources transactions and services in
support of the organization.
Duties:
1. Processes all recommendations in connection with:
SAppointments
Confirmations
Pensionsigratuity benefits
SPromotions
*Disciplinary actions .
SDismissals
STransfers
Reassessment of salaries
Retirement
Reemployment and renewal of contracts
Salary advances and medical loans
Salary progression
Resumption of duty after study leave and un-coding of increment month

2. Researches all matters of complaints from assigned areas, prepares documentation
and submits recommendations for consideration.

3. Reviews Human Resources systems and makes recommendations for update
periodically.

4. Assist with annual Budget preparation of Personal Emoluments.

5. Liaises with the Payrolls Unit in connection with matters relating to salary
adjustments and financial clearance.

6. Participates in the recruitment and selection process, as well as, completes
background checks on prospective employees.

Opportunities will also be given for the involvement if. Human Resources Strategic
Planning.

Letters of application, resume, documentary evidence of qualifications and three (3)
references should be submitted, no later than 29th September, 2006 to The Director,
Human Resources, Public Hospital Authority P.. Box N-8200, or 1st Floor Corporate
Office, Dockendale House, West Bay Street. (Serving officers must submit their
application through the Head of Department.


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THE BAHAMAS
SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003
QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR,
-PRE-SCHOOL & SPECIAL EDUCATION

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


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c,.;,i i'IcUt jion accountlli ti..lictio s, AP, AR, .-',, Job Costs and GL
balancing, reconciifationl and P/L statements. Establish and interpret
accounting records. Lead and make recommendations for
improvement. Analyze change orders and claims, verify labour
costs, billing and cost accounting. He/ she will report directly to
the owner and General I,. i:, ,i.

This successful candidate niw-:. have at least 5 years experience,
hold a Bachelor's or .,Lki, s dcgi ,c in Accounting. Experience in
ACCPAC, Crystal Reports and Microsoft Office including Word,
Excel, Outlook and a minimum of 3-5 years experience in Sage/
Timberline Office Software.

Only a short list of candidates will be.contacted.
Please respond by e-mail to: info@pbwlbahamas.com
Fax: 242.363.1279 Mail to:
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to the Bank's.
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0 Three (3) to live (5) years of banking experience.
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and use judgment tio provi. reasoned recommendations.
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financial balance sitcc i i'lnfiaion to internal and external persons.
0 In-depth knowledge : of ir': :: :t software e (e.g. Microsoft Excel)
to create reports.

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


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_____ left, Windward Isles Way, then take 3rd corner right, St Thomas Road, then first left, grenada Crest, drive around the bend then 1st left again
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NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA), Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry
fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill
over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00

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S (Lot No. 42, Lower Bogue) INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
MUST SELL
ELEUTHERA 'MURPHY TOWN ABACO
AIllI that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, All that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000
in the settlement of iLower Bogue, North Eleuthera, *, sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family
being No. 42, comprising of about 11,570 sq. ft., this wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft with asphalt shingled roof.
site encompasses a 25 year old single story home This house is approximately 1 yr old and comprising of 3
comprising of 4 bedro oms, 2 bathrooms (one f bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen. This
S incomplete), front room, dining, kitchen and basement i- house is in need of some serious repairs. The future life of
area. Total living area is approximately 1,703.66 sq. this house depends on the repairs that will be carried out.
ft. and basement area about 144 sq. ft. This home Without repairs it is not more than about 5 years. If upgrading
is in goodcondition Teandis fat and on a hill and maintenance is carried out it could be longer the land
is in good condition. The land is flat and on a hill, rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately
and is clear of all debis. Area is complete with all 15ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a
goods, utilities and services available. hurricane.
Appraisal: $108,934.00 Appraisal: $30,000.00
This property is situated on the northern side of the road This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150
leading to the public cemetery and approximately 66 ft ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue trimmed white.
westerly from the main Eleuthera Highway in the settlement
of Lower Bogue.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MUST SELL
Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue
-7a .. LOT #7 EARLY SETTLERS DRIVE ,. I ELEUTHERA
S(Eleuthera) -' on F Alll that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on a plan
() o on record in the department of Lands and Survey as plan
'- no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this site encompasses
All that lot of land and improvements having an a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms;
All that lot of land and improvements having an -1 bathroom, living/dining room in one, and kitchen with a
area of 11,200 sq. ft. being #7 Early Settlers total living area of 1,452 sq. ft. There is also a unit to this
Drive, Nort Eeu,. E h. e r o,-n ,.." structure to be used as a bakery which could bring in an
Drive, North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera one .- average of approximately $600 to $800 per month. There
of the islands of the Commonwealth of The is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building,
with an area of 90.4 sq. ft. (one at the front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is
S Bahamas. This property is comprised an in very good condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications
incomplete two storey single family structure as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is flat and
consisting of approximately 2,255.92 sq. ft. of properlylandsAppraisal: $177412.00
enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 A :
bathrooms, living room, dining, kitchen and tv This property is situated on the Western side of the main Eleuthera Highway and approximately 1,200 ft Northerly from
room. four-for-nothing Road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue.

Appraisal: $132,968.00 LOT 29 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

AIll that lot of land having an area of 15,950 sq. ft. being lot No. 29 of the subdivision known and designated as the Government
Subdivision, the said subdivision situated in the southern side of the town of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. Located on the subject
S property is a block structure 32x34 plus an addition of wood partially completed being 29x5 the house is an approximate 25 yrs old
.t.. single family residence comprising of two bedrooms, one bathroom, living and dining rooms, and kitchen. The house is structurally
sound with the exception of the woodwork. The land rises above road level, to a height of approximately 15 ft and is 30 plus ft above
sea level.
Appraisal: $130,000.00
This property is located in the Government Subdivision in Marsh Harbour, Abaco and is painted blue trimmed white.

DUNDAS TOWN CROWN ALLOTMENT,
DUNDAS TOWN ABACO

I All that parcel of land having an area of 14,400 sq. ft. being a portion of the Dundas Town Crown allotment this land is rectangular in
Li I I II i shape with dimensions of 80 ft by 180. Located on the above mentioned lot is a concrete block structure with dimensions of 27 x40.
This house is an approximate 30 year old single family, residence comprising of 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining area and kitchen.
.This house is in fairly good condition for its age with a projected future life of about 25 to 30 more years. The land rises above road
level, to a height in excess of approximately 15ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in an hurricane. The grounds are sparsely
S- landscaped.
Appraisal: $90,000.00
This house is located in Dundas Town Abaco which is adjacent to Marsh Harbour and is painted white trimmed teal green.

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)
SELEUTHERA

All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of
about 34,210 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room,
dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room, with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
S car garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property
is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $235,638.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.

SInvestment Opportunity Must Sell
.. | JOHNSON'S HARBOUR VIEW ESTATES SUBDIVISION

S^ All those piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements having an area of approximately 4,500 sq. ft. Being Lots 12E and 13W situated in the Johnson's
S a s Harbour View Estates Subdivision on Harbour Island, North Eleuthera, Bahamas. This site encompasses a single storey apartment block that is
approximately 4 years old and consist of a living area of approximately 1,555.36 sq. ft. Each apartment contains 2-bedrooms, 1-full bathroom, front
room/dining in one, and kitchen. These apartments are fully furnished. The kitchen and bathrooms are complete with cabinets. There is a wooden
storage to the rear wood landing, and a wood decking to the back door entrance. This building is in good condition. The property is partially landscaped
_lr3- with crab grass, and fiascos trees. All Utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $196,348.00
This said pieces, parcels or lot of land and improvements is situated in Johnson's Harbour View Estates subdivision, on Harbour Island, Eleuthera one
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

LOT NO. 370 GRENADA CLOSE GOLDEN GATES #2
(Nassau)
All that lot of land having an area of 5,500 sq. ft., being lot 370 Grenada Close of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates No.
2, situated in the Southwestern district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of 25 years old single family residence consisting
of approximately 1,234 sq. ft., of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, living/dining room, and kitchen. The Land is on a
grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are
.. : .... fairly kept, with improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing to the sides and rear.

" -' ~Appraisal: $142,742.00







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The Public is hereby advised that I, TAMICO SHANDREA
WOODS. OF #82 PIONEER'S WAY 6. B.I. P.O. BOX F-
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The Government of The Bahamas is seeking Armored
Car Services to service some of its revenue collection
sites. Interested firms may collect bid specifications
from:
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whitefield Centre
West Bay Street
P.O.Box N-3017
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George estate could drag the
Port Authority into a legal
wrangle.
As a result, its licensing, reg-
ulatory and business-decision
making could possibly be harii-
strung. "What if there is an
injunction that enjoins the Port
Authority in court action," Dr
Coakley asked. "Would this
mean that businesses would go
to the Port, and the Port would
have to go to court to get a
decision?"
Although the battle over Mr
St George's estate, whiqh
involves his 50 per cent stake
in the Port Authority, was, a
"diversion", Dr Coakley said
it would take its shareholders
and executives focus away
from managing Freeport, and
its duties and obligations under
the Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment.
He added that the uncer-
tainty at the Port Authority
was impacting the confidence
and decision-making by both
foreign and Bahamas licensees
on future investment. .
"Many of them are in the
process of borrowing .to
restock or expand their busi-
ness," Dr Coakley said. "Now,
they are worried about what
tomorrow is going to bring,,
and whether to bother moving
to the next level."
Still, he added that he
believed "it will all work out
in the long run", but urged the
Port Authority to involve its
licensees more in FreeporttS:
affairs.
Dr Coakley said tl9e
licensees had not been
involved in Freeport's affairs
as much as they should have
,been, adding: "Fear is greater
Than reality, as they lo not
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SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR TRANSFORMING
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BH-L1003
QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR,
Technical &Vocational Education & Training (TVET) and
Information and Cbmmunication Technology (ICT)
The Government of The Bahamas (GOB) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Support Programme for Transforming Education
& Training (SPTET). The project will support the development and implementation of
activities aimed at improving the quality and competitiveness of the Bahamian labour
force. Part of the proceeds of this loan is to ensure the development and publicity of, the
project. In accordance with the Project report document, and under instructions from the
Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and Director of Education, coordinate, plan,
design and implement the following component of the SPTET Programme.
Transformation and repositioning of the Technical & Vocational Education
& Training Secondary Curriculum (TVET).
Interested person are therefore invited from individual consultants to provide services in
the areas) listed below:
1. Position reports to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education,
Science and Technology and the Director of Education and functionally to the
Project Manager of the Project Management Unit (PMU).
2. Assist in the translation of studies into projects.
3. Consult with the Project Manager on matters relating to budgets, cost approvals,
schedules, reports and review meetings.
4. Work closely with Consultants in preparation of project studies/activities.
5. As instructed by the Permanent Secretary.and the Director of Education, monitor
and evaluate project implementation.
6. Conduct site visits and provide feedback which will inform the transformation
process.
7. Ensure timely execution of tasks/activities.
8. Assist the MOEST Permanent Secretary and Director of Education in defining
and strengthening policies on, TVET to meet the country's manpower needs.
9. Conduct site visits to, assist in defining needs for TVET, particularly at the
secondary level.
10.. Collaborate with the Director of Education in the writing of Terms of Reference
for consultants, and support the Manager in coordinating the work of the project
consultants.
11. Assist inthe coordination of training activities that is proposed for the component.
12. Assist in the coordination of all other activities of the TVET Component of the
SPTET Project.
13. Consult with Project Manager in preparation of programme schedules.
14. Develop, as guided by the Project Manager, work breakdown structure, for
component activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Professional post-graduate qualifications in Technical/Vocational Education or its
equivalent.
Minimum five (5) years experience in working in a Technical/Vocational training
environment.
Ability to evaluate educational systems (with emphasis on TVET) and to work
effectively as a team player.
Considerable experience in the development of work schedules for specialists in
the areas of TVET.
Training & Experience in managing projects.
Excellent Interpersonal and Communications skills.
Must be computer literate.

All interested persons must submit Curriculum Vitae/Resumes so as to arrive no later than
Friday, September 29,2006 and addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, Science & Technology
P. O. Box N 3913/14
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attention: Glenn W. P. Major
IDB PROJECT EXECUTION UNIT
Telephone: (242) 325-5200/4748
Fax: (242) 325-4660
Email: gmaioridbproiect@vahoo.com


THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS

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
ABachelor'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 COB Application Form, a detailed curriculum
vitae and 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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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006, PAGE 9B 1


Senator: Port uncertainty may harm Hutchison plans


FROM page 1B

Phase V North Berth expansion would
Ssee an additional 450 metres of capacity
and nine blocks stacking area, while Phase
VI could lead to a further 340 metre
expansion of the North Berth.
And Phase VII might see a 335 metre
Berth expansion and three blocks stacking
area. Another 600 metre area was also
Available for expansion.
When completed, all this expansion
would give Freeport Container nine berths
with total-docking length of 2,749 metres
30 quay cranes, a 4.5 million TEU capac-
Sity, and create employment for 650 work-


Economy, from 1B

He suggested training in fly
Fishing, a tourism offshoot
,, requiring specialised skills, as a
means of providing employ-
ment for young Bahamians in
the Family Islands.
Mr Deveaux described these
Sectors, and other such as infor-
mation technology, environ-
mental management, water
manufacturing and quality con-
trol, and urban, residential and
recreational planners as areas
that were "poorly served" by
S the labour force and education
system.

Regulator, from 1B

from a United States source".


ers.
Mr Newbold said this did not include a
possible eighth Phase of expansion, which
would require dredging and land recla-
mation at Billy Cay. At a cost of more
than $200 million, this could provide 1,219
metres in berth space and 12 quay cranes
on a 42-hectare site.
Separately, The Tribune has also been
told of differences that exist between the
Port Authority and Hutchison Whampoa
over financing of needed upgrades to
Grand Bahama's airport.
Several informed sources have told The
Tribune that Hutchison Whampoa has
invested more money, including a loan,


"Somewhere along the way,
the Government which fostered
Majority Rule and mass public
education also spawned the
notion that people could get
something for nothing, and that
they could be rewarded with-
out putting out effort," Mr
Deveaux said.
"The search for equality was
stalled by inefficiency in public
administration. Schools became
overcrowded, people started
believing that they could
depend on the Government to
bail them out. Bahamian meri-


The IRS warned in August


tocracy began to lose out to
upward mobility through social
promotion and profiling. This
negative trend has to be
reversed if we are to build a bet-
ter and a more competitive soci-
ety."
The former FNM minister
added that the Bahamas was
"storing up real problems for
the generations of tomorrow"
by failing to tackle poverty, with
almost half of all people living
in poverty under the age of 15.
To improve incomes and
reduce economic insecurity for
Bahamians, Mr Deveaux said
an improved education system


2004 that the scam had spread
to the Caribbean, appearing in
countries such as Barbados,
Puerto Rico, Tobago, Trinidad
and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Describing the scam as
'phishing' for information, IRS
commissioner Mark Everson
said: "'Phishing' in Caribbean
waters for valuable information
from potential victims is an old
scam in a new place.
"Taxpayers should be wary
of strangers trying to obtain sen-
sitive personal information,
whether it's in person, over the
phone, through the mail or over
the Internet."
Generally, identity thieves
use someone's personal data to
steal his or her financial
accounts, run up charges on the
victim's existing credit cards,
apply for new loans, credit
cards, services or benefits in the
victim's name, and even file
fraudulent tax returns.
The IRS: "In this particular
scam, an altered IRS Form W-
8BEN, 'Certificate of Voreign
Status of Beneficial OWner for
United States Tax Wihhold-
ing', is sent with correspondence
purportedly from the IRS to


to enhance the airport through the provi-
sion of crash/rescue services, a new control
tower, and upgrade the domestic terminal.
The airport is a subsidiary of Freeport
Harbour Company, and is understood to
be viewed by Hutchison Whampoa as an
integral part of its bid to have Freeport
approved by the US as a pre-clearance
facility for goods, as well as people.
However, sources said the Port Author-
ity had declined to put in its share of the
financing for the airport upgrades, and
Hutchison Whampoa became upset when
it declared a dividend to its shareholders,
taking money out of the business rather
than reinvesting it.


was needed to increase produc-
tivity and develop scientific
capacity.
Increased investment in sci-
ence and technology, and
research capacity, would fur-
ther boost productivity, Mr
Deveaux said, while "sound,
transparent policies and an effi-
cient legal system will stimulate
domestic and foreign private
investments".
He added that securing prop-
erty rights and access to finance
would also stimulate economic
benefits, aiding employment
and economic ownership by
Bahamians.


non-resident aliens who have
invested in US property, such'
as securities or bonds, and
therefore have US-sourced
income.
"The correspondence claims
that the recipient will be taxed
at the maximum rate unless the
requested personal and finan-
cial data is entered on to the
form, and the form is faxed to
the phone number contained in
the correspondence.
"The correspondence's threat
is baseless. In reality, the rate at
which a non-resident alien pays
tax to the US depends on the
terms of the tax treaty the US
has with the foreign person's
country."


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NASSAU/JFK
FT. LAUDERVALb/NASSAU
NASSAU/FT. LAUDERDALE
FT. LAMDERDAB/FQREPORT
FREEPORT/NASSAU
FT. LAUDERDALE/FRREPORT
FREEPRT/FT.LAtLDERDALE
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6. Frequency offlights: See above time-table.

7. TypeofAircraft: BEECHCRAFT19oo
Any representation regarding or objection thereto in accordance with Regulation 1o must be
rceied by the PeranentSeretary, Ministry ofTransport &Aviation & the Department of
CivilAviation
within fourteen (4) days Cqer the date offrst publication of this Notice.

Permanent Secretary
ARCHIENAIRN


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CABLE BEACH AREA


Needs Experienced Cooks,
Waiters, And Bussers


Please Drop Off A Written
Resume At Indigo Cafe
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PROGRESSIVE SERVICE ORIENTED
COMPANY LOOKING FOR A FEW
GOOD PEOPLE

DIESEL MECHANICS
&
DC/AC ELECTRICIANS

Prior experience on repairs to
heavy trucks advantageous.

EXPERIENCED PARTS SALESMAN

Three (3) years working experience preferred.

Top wages and incentive program.

Uniforms furnished after probationary period.

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


Doctor Wanted


Certified Specialist in family

practice, internal medicine or

emergency medicine needed.


Position to begin October 2006

through May 2007


Fax CV to: 362-4493
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PUBLICATION BY THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT& AVIATION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION
PARTICULARS OFAN APPLICATION TO OPERATE SCHEDULED AIR SERVICES
In accordance with the provisions of Regulation 9 of the CivilAviation (Licensing ofAir
Services) Regulations 1976, the Minister responsible for Aviation hereby publishes the
following particulars of the under-mentioned applicant to operate scheduled air services to
and from The Bahamas.

PARTICULARS OFAPPLICA TION

I. Application: BIGSKYTRANSPORTATIONCO.

2. Date offirstpublication: 21st September, 2006

3. Routes: BETWEEN FT. LAUDERDALE ON THE ONE HANDAND NASSAU,
FREEPORTAND BIMINI ON THE OTHER.



4. Purpe ofservics: Passenger

. Proisional time table:


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Maafgr IiaResurces)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the post of Manager I, Human
Resources, Grand Bahama Health Services, Public Hospitals Authority.
Applicants must possess the following qualifications:-
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Human
Resources or equivalent and five (5) years post qualification relevant experience. Excellent
oral and written skills and computer skills are essential.
The Manager I will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Human Resources
Department including planning, organizing, coordinating and delegating duties; the supervision
of the staff of the Human Resources Department; the coordination of activities and assisting
with training, education and development of the Human Resources Department staff.
Duties:
1. Manages and supervises the daily operation of the Human Resources Unit, ensuring
that all assignments are delegted, including special projects.
2. Applies the Policies and Regulations of the Public Hospitals Authority, to daily human
resource matters ranging from recruitment and appointments to annual performance
appraisals, disciplinary procedures and involuntary and voluntary terminations.
3. Coordinates the development of Human Resources policies, procedures and practices
in the hospital and assists Corporate Office with policy development.
4. Assists the Administrator with policy development and ensures that policies and
regulations are disseminated throughout the Grand Bahama Health Services and that
they are adhered to.
5. Develops and disseminates annual human resources strategic action plan and conducts
periodic review to ensure completion of identified projects.
6. Ensures that the Registry functions efficiently and files are accurately compiled and
available on request.
7. Prepares and maintains reports of departmental statistics and outstanding Payroll
issues.
8. Prepares all Personal Emoluments and applicable allowances for the annual Budget
in consultation with the Administrator.
9. Conducts orientation and coordinates continuous training of all personnel in collaboration
with Supervisors.
10. Liaises and consults with the Director of Human Resources on human resource issues.
11. Liaises with the Financial Officer and Payrolls Unit on matters relative to:
Salaries
Allowances
Financial Clearance

12. Manages the annual Employee Recognition exercise.
13. Oversees the processing of Human Resource Management Information System reports.
14. Ensures that all Departments obtain Performance Appraisal records and conducts the
appraisal process in a timely manner.
Letters of application, resume, documentary evidence of qualifications and three (3) references
should be submitted, no later than 29th September, 2006 to the Director, Human resources,
Public Hospital Authority P.O. Box N-8200, or 1st Floor Corporate Office, Dockendale
House, West Bay Street. (Serving officers must submit their application through the Head
of Department.


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Bahamas National Trust

'Appliic:tion are in\ ited froni'Muitabl) qualified persons for the Post of Executive
director of Thfe'Bih.illma National TIrust, N.iss:un, Bahamas.

Requirements for the post:

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

The successful candidate will:

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

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

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

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

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


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Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ILSON ADOLPH, OF EAST BEACH
DRIVE, CARVEL BEACH, P. 0. BOX F-21422, FREEPORT, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 21st day of SEPTEMBER, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,Freeport, Bahamas.


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Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000, notice is hereby given that the
above-named Company has been dissolved and struck off the
Register pursuant to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by
the Registrar General on the 31st day of August, A.D., 2006.


Dated the 19th day of Septeriber, A.D;, 2006.-


KAREN FLOYD
Liquidator of
ESSO EXPLORATION INTERNATIONAL
VENTURES LIMITED


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










VACANCY

The Anglican Central Education
Authority invites applications for the
position of Secretary/Messenger at
St. Anne's School. Applicant should
be in possession of their own vehicle
and a valid Drivers License.


Letters of Applications should be
taken to St. Anne's School, Fox Hill,
attention Principal.







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This is to inform the general public and
my patients/clients that I am no longer
associated with Dr. Kirk Lewis and
Lewis Blue Hill Dental Center on Blue
Hill Road opposite B.E.C.

For information and appointments please call
364-3982/322-3583


The CENTRAL BENEFITS DEPARTMENT of
the National Insurance Board, wishes to remind
Parents/Guardians of children, ages 16 through
21, who are in receipt of Survivors'
Benefit/Assistance that a letter must be
submitted confirming their full-time enrollment
in an educational institution for the new school
year on or before September 30, 2006.

Failure to comply may result in the non-payment
of their cheque(s).













PEPSI-COLA BAHAMAS


HUMAN RESOURCE
MANAGERE_

Pepsi-Cola Bahamas is seeking a qualified
Bahamian to fill the position of Human
Resource Manager.

In this role, you will manage the overall
administration of the HR functions, including
Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Safety
and Health, Performance Management,
Succession Planning, Training, Staffing and
Retention Programs. The person in this role
will be instrumental in the planning and
preparation for collective bargaining
agreements and contract negotiations.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource
Management, Industrial Relations or a closely
related field. The candidate must be
knowledgeable and have.experience working
with the Labour Laws and regulations
pertaining to the Bahamas. In addition, we
require a minimum of 5 years of human
resources management expciience in a union
environment. This incumbent will be required
to travel periodically.

Our employees enjoy competitive benefits
package.


Please email resume to:
leotha.nixon@pepsibahamas.com

Mail to: P.O. Box N-3004
Nassau, Bahamas


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005CLE/gen/
IN THE SUPREME COURT
EQUITY SIDE
IN THE MATTER OF Property comprised in a Mortgage dated
the 22nd August A.D., 2000 between Leisa Lomax-Thompson
and Barclays Finance Corporation (Bahamas) Limited and now
about to be recorded in the Registry of Records in the City of
Nassau in the Island of New Providence
AND IN THE MATTER of a Mortgage Action pursuant to
Order 77 of the Rules of the Supreme Court 1978
BETWEEN
First Caribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited (Formerly Barclays Finance
Corporation (Bahamas) Limited)
Plaintiff
AND
LEISA LOMAX-THOMPSON
Defendant
ORIGINATING SUMMONS
TO: LEISA LOMAX-THOMPSON her servants and/or agents or otherwise any
other person in the occupation of the premises situate at Unit Number 2, High Vista
Condominium situate in the Eastern District of the island of New Providence
LETTHE DEFENDANT within fourteen (14) days after service of this Summons
on them, inclusive of the service cause an Appearance to be entered on this Summons
which is issued on the application of First Caribbean International Bank.
THIS SUMMONS is issued on behalf of the Plaintiff, First Caribbean International
Bank, a company duly organized and existing under the Laws of The Commonwealth of
The Bahamas to carryon banking business within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
aforesaid and who claims to be a Mortgagee under a Mortgage dated the 22nd A.D. of
August A.D., 2000 and now about to be lodged for record in Registry of Records.
BY THIS SUMMONS the Plaintiff claims against the Defendant under Order 77 of the
Rules of the Supreme Court 1978:-
1. Delivery of possession to First Caribbean International Bank all that
piece or parcel of land referred to in the said Mortgage.
2. The said Mortgage be enforced by sale.
3. Further and other relief.
4. Costs.
If the Defendant does not enter an Appearance such Judgement may be given or Order
made against or in relation to them as the Court may think just and expedient.
Dated the 8th day of July A.D.,2005
REGISTRAR
This Summons was taken out by Halsbury Chambers, Chambers Halsbury Commercial
Centre, Village Road North, P.O.Box N-979, Nassau, The Bahamas, Attorneys for the
Plaintiff.
This Summons is to be served within twelve (12) calendar months from the date hereof,
or if renewed, within six (6) calendar months from the date of the last renewal including
the date of such date and not afterwards.
DIRECTIONS FOR ENTERING APPEARANCE
The Defendant may appear hereto by entering Appearance either personally
or by Attorney at the Registry of the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau
in the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas.'


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CLE/QUI/01317 2005
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Equity Side

NOTICE
THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1959

The Petition of PHILIP ANDREW ALBURY SR., PHILIP
ANDREW JR. AND CELIA ALBURY of the
Settlement of Marsh Harbour, in the Island of Abaco, one of the
Islands of the Conmnonwealth of the Bahamas.

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising 7.739 acres
being a portion of Grant B-88 granted to John Sweeting and
situate in the Town of Marsh Harbour in the Island of
Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
which said piece, parcel or lot of land is bounded on the EAST
by the Sea of Abaco and running thereon One Hundred and
Twenty Five and Sixty-two Hundredths (125.62) feet and on the
EASTSOUTHEAST by the Sea of Abaco and running thereon
Seventy-two and Nineteen Hundredths (72.19) feet and SOUTH-
WEST by land now or formerly the property of the Estate of
the late Howard Sweeting and running thereon One Thousand
Seven Hundred and Sixty-three and Forty Hindredths (1,763.40)
feet on the WEST by land now or formerly the property of the
Estate of Milton Kenneth Sweeting and running thereon One
Hundred and Seventy-eight and Sixty-eight Hundredths (178.68)
feet and on the NORTHWEST by land now or formerly of
Audrey Roberts and running thereon One thousand Seven
Hundred and Three and Forty-eight Hundredths (1,703.48) feet

The Petitioners, PHILIP ANDREW ALBURY SR., PHILIP
ANDREW ALBURY JR. AND CELIA ALBURY, claim to
be the owners in a fee simple estate in possession of the pieces
parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and the Petitioners
have ade applicationto the SupremeCourtoftheCoranonwealth
of the Bahamas underS.3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have
their title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined and declared, by a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the
said Act.

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

(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court, Second Floor,
Ansbacher Building, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity
House, Mount Royal Avenue North, (Hawkins Hill), Nassau,
Bahamnas.


Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right
of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the
said Petition shall on or before the 23rd November, 2006 file in
the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or undersigned
a Statement of Claim in the prescribed form verified be an
Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person
to file and serve a Statement of Claim on or before the 23rd
November, 2006 will operate as a bar to such claim.

HOPE STRACHAN & CO.
Chambers,
Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),
Nassau,Bahamas


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COMMONWEALTH OF THE.BAHAMAS 2006iCLE/geni0013
IN THE SUPREME COURT
COMMON LAW SIDE
BETWEEN

BANK OFTHE BAHAMAS LIMITED
Plaintiff

AND
LOPEZ CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED
First Defendant


AND
LENWOOD LOPEZ'


Second Defendant


ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Commonwealth of the
Ba-amas and of her other realms and territories, Head of the Commonwealth.


TO: Lopez Construction Company Limited
00 Nonis R. Carroll & Company
International Building
1st Iloor, Suite E21
P.OBox: F-44646
Ilreeport, Grand Bahama


Lenwood Lopez
PO.Box: I-44674
Freeport, The Bahanmas


WE COMMAND YOU That within Fourteen days after service of this writ
on you inclusive of the day of such service, you do cause an appearance to.he entered for
you in an action at the suit of BANK OFTHE BAHAMAS LIMITED Freeport Branch.
PO.Box F-42608, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas and whose address for service is
Messrs. Halsbury Chiunbers, Halsbury Commercial Centre, Village Road, North, P.O.Box
N-979, Nassau, The Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff,
And take notice thatin default of your so doing the Plaintiff may proceed therein, and
judgement may be given in your absence..
WITNESS, the Honourable Justice Burton Hall .
Our Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas the 24th day of January in the year
of Our Lord Two Thousand and Six.
REGISTER
N.B.- This Writ may not be served more than 12 calendar months after the above dates un-
less renewed by Order of the Court.
DIRECTIONS FOR ENTERING APPEARANCE
The Defenendant may enter appearance personally or by attorney either by
handling in the appropriate forms, duly completed, at the Registry of the
Supreme Court, Garnett J. Levarity Justice Centre, in the City of
Freeport in the Island of Grand Bahama, or by sending them to that office by
post.
STATEMENT OF CLAIM

THE PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM
1. The Plaintiff is and was at all material times a Company duly organized and
existing under the Laws of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to carry on
business of moneylending at drivers branches within the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas.
2. The First Defendant was at all material times a customer of the Plaintiff's.
3. The Second Defendant was all material times a guarantor of the First
Defendant's loan
4. That on the 12th day of December A.D., 1997 the Defendant was granted a
loan in the amount of $29,000.00 with interest at the rate of 13%.
5. That the amount repaidby the First Defendant is $10,000.00.
6. That the principal amount due but unpaid by the First Defendant is $30.145.25,
which became due on the 5th day of DecemberA.D., 2004;

7. That the amount of interest due unpaid is $13,814.53, which is accusing at the
rate of $10.736 per diem.
8. To date the First Defendant has failed to pay the outstanding amount due and
owing to the Plaintiff as aforesaid despite repeated demands by the Plaintiff
for payment thereof.
9. As a result of the aforesaid matter the First Defendant is indebted to the
Plaintiff in the amount referred to in paragraphs 6 and 7 herein.
10. That the said Loan was guaranteed by the Second Defendant.
11. That the Guarantee was executed on the 8th day of December A.D., 1997.
12. That the Second Defendant was given Notice of the default of payment by
letter dated the 8th day of DecemberA.D.,2004.
13. As a result of the aforesaid the Second Defendant is indebted to the llaintiff in
the amounts referred to in paragraphs 6 and 7 herein.
14. By reasons of the matter aforesaid the Plaintiff has Suffered loss.
AND THE PLAINTIFF CLAIMS:


The principal sum of $30,145.25.
The sum of $13,814.53 being interest due and uncollected and
continuing at the rate of $10.736 per diem;
Cost;
Such further or other relief as the Court deems just.


Dated this 20th day of December A.D.,2005.

LL-eg
HALS CHAMBERS
HALSBURY COBRCUL CENTRE
AD, NORTH
.O.BOXN-979
NASSAU, THB BAHAMAS
ATTORNEYS PORHE PLAWFF

This writ issued by HALSBURY CHAMBERS of, and whose address for service is, their
Chambers, lalsbhry Commercial Centre, Village Road, North, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.


LEGAL NOTICE



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT. 2000
(No. 45 of 2000)

ENERGY OVERSEAS TRADING LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sectionl38 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
the Dissolution of
ENERGY OVERSEAS TRADING LIMITED,
has been completed, a Certificated of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Registrar. The date of completion of the dissolution was
August 31, 2006


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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2006
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/GEN/No.415
COMMON LAW AND EQUITY DIVISION (CLE)


NOTICE

THE PETITION OF RUPERT ROBERTS Jr. IN RESPECT OF:-

ALL THAT piece parcel of land situated near the
Settlement of Marsh Harbour in the Island of Abaco
aforesaid being 8.548 Acres and being a portion of
a larger tract of land comprising One Hundred and
Twenty (120) acres granted to John Sweeting on the 23rd
day of March, AD 1811 and recorded in the Department
of Lands and Surveys in Grant Book B at page 88 which
said piece parcel or tract of land is bounded NORTH-
WARDLY by a portion of land belonging to one Howard
Sweeting and running thereon One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Twenty-nine and Sixty hundredths
(1,829.60) feet SOUTHWARDLY by a portion of Grant
B-88 and running thereon One Thousand Six Hundred
and Sixty and Fifteen'Hundredths (1,660.15) feet EAST
WARDLY by High Water mark and running thereon Two
Hundred and Seventy-four and Sixty-six Hundredths feet
WESTWARDLY by a Twenty (20) feet wide Road
Reservation and running thereon One Hundred and
Ninety-nine and Forty-eight Hundredths (199.48)
feet which said tract of land has such dimensions
and boundaries as are shown on the diagram or
plan annexed hereto and is thereon coloured RED.
RUPERT ROBERTS Jr. claim to be the owner in
feet simple in possession of the said land and has made
application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles, Act
1959 to have his title to the said investigated and the nature
and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate
of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of the said Act. A plan of the said land maybe
inspected during normal working hours at the following
places:-

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court,. 2nd Floor
BitCo Building, New Providence,
The Bahamas.
(b) The Chambers of V. Alfred Gray & Company,
Suite #5 The Malcolm Building, Bay Street &
Victoria Avenue, Nassau, The Bahamas.
(c) The Administrator's Office Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, The Bahamas

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person or persons
having dower or right of dower or an Adverse Claim or
Claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before
29th day of September, 2006 file in the Supreme Court of
the City of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner
or the undersigned a Statement of his Claim aforesaid non
compliance with this Notice will operate as a bar to such
claim.

V. ALFRED GRAY & CO.,
Chambers
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner


A leading aggressive insurance agency is seeking an
Office Administrator. This position reports directly
to the Managing Director and will be responsible
for the day to day supervision of a staff of 20 in a
highly motivated working environment servicing
the general public and its clientele with customer
service as its main priority.


Requirements:

* Management experience and/or management,
degree
Leadership skills
Customer Service Oriented
Results Oriented
Interpersonal Skills
Excellent Oral and Report writing skills
Flexible Hours
Advanced computer skills, including
mainframe and PC applications
Insurance administrative experience (asset)


Benefits:
Pension
Group Insurance
Others

Please submit Resume to:
Human Resource Manager
P.O. Box EE-15484
Nassau, N.P.,
The Bahamas



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

NOTICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Leevan Sands justified?


ON SEPTEMBER 9, Lee-
van 'Superman' Sands had his
six-month ban from the IAAF
lifted.
Unfortunately, it came a bit
too late for Sands to compete
in any meets this year.
While the IAAF World
Athletics Final was held at the
same time, Sands was unable
to make the Americas team
that competed at the IAAF
World Cup in Athletics this
past weekend.
His suspension, which came
from a banned substance he
took at the Tyson Invitational
on February 10, prevented
him from participating in the
S IAAF World Indoor Cham-
Spionships, the Commonwealth
SGames, the Central American
and Caribbean Games and
even the Grand Prix circuit.
SAn over-the-counter drug
was used by Sands to help him
endure the pain he was going
through from a nagging injury.
Sands, in a letter dated to
the BAAA's tribunal com-
mittee, appointed'to investi-
gate the situation, acknowl-
edged that he made a "hon-
Sest" mistake.
He even apologised for tak-
Sing the medication.
S So why couldn't he just
been given a "public warning"
and allowed to continue com-
Speting?
S As this was his first positive
.test, it would have been a bet-
Ster punishment for the rising
star, who has excelled through
high school and college and is


STUBBS


OPINION


now stepping out on the pro-
fessional circuit.
.This should serve as a lesson
for all of our athletes, but it's
scary to know that the smallest
mistake they make, they will
have to pay the price.
While Sands endured his
hardship in athletics, Taure-
ano 'Reno' Johnson, the coun-
try's most accomplished ama-
teur boxer today, is going
through his.
His indefinite suspension


was just lifted last month after
he was forced to sit out
the Caribbean Boxing Cham-
pionships and the CAC
Games.
What's hard to fathom is
that Johnson was said to have
"cussed out" one of the
national team coaches, Stevie
'the Heat' Larimmore.
I've had the opportunity to
travel to the Commonwealth
Games in Manchester, Eng-
land in March where Johnson
headed the three-member
team that competed.
I witnessed how frustrated
Johnson was when he lost a
fight that he apparently felt
he should have won. He hates
losing.
So I'm a little surprised that
he was cited for "unsports-
manlike" conduct.
Like Sands, Johnson will
have to chalk this up to expe-
rience, even though it hurt
them both more in their pock-
et books as,'they were not
allowed to receive the Gov-
ernment subventions offered
to the elite athletes.
It will be important for both
of these athletes to try and put
these disappointments
behind them and focus on
what's ahead of them their
futures.
Both athletes have their
sights set on winning a medal
at the Olympic Games in Bei-
jing, China and what a story it
would be for them if they can
look back and use this as the
incentive to spur them on.


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M TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE season is not over just
yet for two of the Bahamas'
top female athletes.
While most world class ath-
letes decided to hang up their
shoes for a short vacation,
starting last weekend,
Olympic and World Champi-
on gold medallist Tonique
Williams-Darling and fellow
country-woman Christine
Amertil will compete one last
time.
The duo will be in action at
the final track and field meet
of the year on Saturday: the
Shanghai Golden Grand Prix
in China.
The meet will host 14 reign-
ing World or Olympic winners
including top performers from
the World Athletics finals.
Both Williams-Darling and
Amertil are expected to com-
pete in the women's 400m
along with top athletes like
Monique Hennagan and Svet-
lana Pospelova.
This will mark the second


Stars will compete

in Shanghai, China


meet for Williams-Darling
after a break in-season due to
injury. She has only competed
in five international meets this
year, failing to dip under 50-
seconds.
Williams-Darling has also
dropped in the IAAF world
ranking list, moving from sec-,
ond to seventh.
But this year has been an
impressive one for Amertil,
who has improved on the
world ranking listing and per-
sonal performances.
She will be heading into the
final meet of the year slated in
the fifth spot and with a sea-
son's best of 50.51 seconds.
World leader in the event
Sanya Richards will not be
competing.
Chandra Stiurrup's name
also appears on the field listing


for the 100m, but it was
revealed to The Tribune that
Sturrup has decided to
bring her season to a close
after the World Athletics
Cup.
With 14 events scheduled
for the one-day meet, it will
mark the return of Justin
Gatlin and Maurice Greene,
in the highly anticipated men's
100m.
Although .Gatlin and
Greene will be the key ath-
letes to watch on the men's
side, Kenenisa Bekele, multi-
ple world record holder in the
3000m, is expected to steal the
show.
Bekele will head the field,
which also includes his broth-
er Tariku Bekele, and
Kenyans Boniface Songok
and Shadrack Korir.


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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
ALKENA 'Ali' Saunders said 'Mar-
velous' Marvin Smith has bitten off more
than he can chew, challenging him for the
vacant Bahamas light-heavyweight title.
Saunders said he will be willing to
accept the challenge to fight Smith on
January 19, 2007 'as First Class Promo-
tions host their first professional show for
the new year.
"Marvin said that he was going to retire
and give it up to the younger fellows, but
I want him to know that I have worked
out and sparred with Jermaine (Mackey)
so that will help me to defeat Marvin,"
Saunders stated.
He was referring to Mackey, who
fought and defeated Smith twice last year,
first to dethrone Smith as the Bahamas
super-middleweight champion and then
to successfully defend the title against
him.
"My thing with Marvin is that I don't
think Jermaine hit Marvin hard enough. I
think he punished him, but I don't think


he hit him hard enough to let him know
that the young boys are coming," Smith
stated.
"I will just have. to go out there and do
what Jermaine didn't do and that is to
put down on the canvas for good."
Saunders, one of the younger profes-
sionals at age 25, said fights in the
Bahamas are "far and few," so anytime
that the opportunity comes his way, he
will not back down from a challenge.

Power
"No disrespect to Marvin as a man, but
as a fighter, I intend to take him out,"
Saunders projected. "I will hit him harder
than Choo Choo. So definitely when he
feels my power, he will definitely want to
go back into retirement and stay there."
First Class Promotions president
Michelle Minus said it may not be the
Smith-Mackey showdown that they had
last year, but she's confident that this
could be a real good match-up between
Smith and Saunders.
"Providing both guys are in tip top


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