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Title: The Tribune
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: September 25, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
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Homicide rate is


almost double that of


same timelast year


By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE country's homicide rate
has almost doubled compared
to this time last year. as two
gruesome stabbing incidents
over the weekend bring the
number of murders up to 40 for
the year.
As the murder rate steadily
increases. police yesterday
expressed concern o\er this
worrying trend
We are indeed ver\ con-
"' cizned. Obviously there are a
number of social ills that are
plaguing the communities. We
are now up to 40 murders. Last
year this tune we were only in
the,lower to mid 20s. The num-
bers have gotten pretty high."
press liaison officer Inspector
Walter Evans told The Tribune
yesterday.
On SaturdaN night, shortly
before 9pm, a man of Cowpen
Road -believed to be in his ear-
lv 40s %as taken to Princess
Mlargaret Hospital in a private
vehicle
'The man had stab wounds
to his chest and succumbed to
his injuries a short time after
arriving at the hospital." Mr
Evans said.
Up until press time last night
it was still unknown how the
man' received the stab wounds
that caused his death.
"We have no information as
S to tlie motive at this time, but
investigations are underway,'"
he said.
Meanwhile, Grand Bahama
recorded its eighth murder of
the year follow ing an early


morning double stabbing inci-
dent.
At around 2.30am on Satur-
day an unidentified man tele-
phoned police and reported that
a man was lying on the ground
near the barber shop at the
International Bazaar.
The man was reportedly
bleeding from stab
wounds.
Police and emergency med-
ical services personnel respond-
ed and found a young man clad
in short blue jeans and white
polo shirt lying motionless on
the ground with "multiple stab
wounds about the body."
He was rushed to Rand
Memorial Hospital where he
was pronounced dead on
arrival. Grand Bahama police
reported yesterday.
A second male was also
found in the same area suffering
from stab wounds to the left
shoulder and upper arm.
He was also taken to the hos-
pital, where he is being
detained in "satisfactory condi-
tion."
Information obtained by
Grand Bahama police so far
indicates that the stabbing vic-
tims-both in their late 20s and
residents of Regency Park,
North Bahamia- were walking
past the barber shop when they
were suddenly accosted by two
men armed with knives who
began stabbing them about the
body, and subsequently fled the
scene.
Officersof the Central Detec-
tive Unit on that island have
launched an 'intensive investi-
gation" into the incident.:


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(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff


$14 million worth of FNM calls for investigation into
.riuan. captured Shane Gibson personally receiving
mariana cap reAnna Nicole Smith permit cheque


OFFICEIRS of the D'ru g,
Enforcement Unit (DEU)
made one of the biggest drug
busts of the year when they
captured over $1.4 million
Sort of marijuana over the
weekend, according to police.
Speaking with The Tribuni,
yesterday, pressliaison officer
Inspector Walier Evans said
officers Ira\cllcd to Sou'th
Andros at noon on Fi Jd.i)


\heie thicy discovered 34 crbo-
,Ius-sacks some 14.i100'
2'iund- filled ~ ith the drugs
in two caves.
At this time, Mr Evans said,
police do not want to disclose
the:name of the settlement
whichh i- closestt- o the caves in
question. ,
According to reports, DEU"
SEE page 13


Sandilands employees

plan protest over

'inhumane conditions'

* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
IRATE employees of Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre are
planning to demonstrate in front of that institution's gates
today in protest. at what they call "inhumane conditions" at
the counter's only psychiatric hospital.
In an interview at The Tribune offices, two Sandilands staff'
members claimed that living and working conditions at the
SEE page 13


PRIME Minister Perry
Christie should investigate
wh) Immigration Minister
Shane Gibson received the
$10.000 cheque for Anna
Nicole Smith's residency per-
mitl personally at Ms Smith's
house, the FNM said yester-
day. -
The opposition party wants
to know why the cheque was
not handed to "the appropri-
ate officers" at the Immigra-
tion Department.
"Mr Gibson has acknowl-
edged that Ms Smith is a close
personal friend. He is a fre-,
quent visitor to her house and
he visited her three or four
times when she was m hospital
to have her baby," the FNM
said.
In fact, it added, the prime
minister should ask a lot of
questions about this sequence
of events and should make an
example of Minister Gibson
so that, in future, ministers will
know how to conduct them-
selves with propriety and dig-
nity.
"Ms Smith has been


described in tIle press as a
'celebrity'. Of course, there
are many kinds of celebrities.
We know that Ms Smith has
been the subject of much pub-
licitv in the United States of
America.
"No-one can argue that her
presence here adds to the lus-
tre and reputation of the coun-
try, but it's a safe bet that it
will attract tabloid media hype
of the variety not normally
desired or sought after by
high-end tourism, financial ser-
vices or business locations."
the opposition said.
The FNM said this was a
clear case where a minister of
the PLP government had per-
sonally intervened and fast-
tracked an application for a
permanent residency permit
.for an individual whom he
described in speaking to the
press as "a foreign friend".
S"Then, he adds'insult to
injury by telling the Bahamian
people that he did it in the
national interest. The unmiti-
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year-old Hosea Lightbourne,
who was gunned down near his
.home two weeks ago.
Officers in body armour,
urban renewal staff and plain-
clothed detectives mixed with
mourners as they packed a Bain
STown church.
Fortunately, the service
Passed without incident, despite
Sthe threats of reprisals that
have been sweeping the Bain
Town and Black Village com-
munities since Lightbourne's
death.
Lightbourne, said to be a
Founder of the Gundogs gang,
was riddled with bullets as he
walked along Rupert Dean
Lane a few yards from his
home.
He was the victim of a classic
drive-by shooting, alleged by
police to have been a reprisal
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some days before.
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of a possible tit-for-tat revenge
attack.


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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006, PAGE 3


TI-F TRIRI INE


o In brief

Former
minister:
stop Port
Authority row

FORMER Minister of Eco-
nomic Development Zhivargo
Laing is calling on principals of
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority to abandon their
public row and focus calmly on
the strategic direction of the
organisation.
Mr Laing yesterday expressed
great concern over the public
row in which certain principals
of the Port are engaged.
He figrther urged the govern-
ment to take an intelligent and
informed approach to dealing
with Freeport and called it
"utter nonsense" to suggest that
the GBPA is strictly a private
business and hope that it has a
plan.
"The GBPA by law and prac-
tice is more than a private enti-
ty. Its municipal functions
demand special treatment.
Unless there is some unholy
alliance preventing it from
doing so, the government
should offer a sensible account-
ing to the people of Freeport
as to ifs relationship with the
Port and its efforts to ensure
-that it is living up to its respon-
sibilities under the agreement
it signed with the government,"
he said.
He said it was no secret that
Grand Bahama's economy was
hurting, primarily because
Freeport is not doing well.
"Unemployment is high and
businesses are faltering. Many
residents are having a difficult
time making ends meet. These
problems plagued Freeport pri-
or to the storms of the last few
years but were made worse by
them.
"In such a dismal economic
climate, the city of Freeport
needs, sound leadership; lead-
ership -focused upon pursuing
the broader interest of the com-
munity as opposed to the nar-
rower private interest of a few,"
he said.
Freeport, said the former
minister, needs leadership that
understands that the GBPA has
a broader mandate than max-
imising shareholder wealth and
bolstering any top manager's
profit-sharing opportunities.
"If there must be a fight. let
ihai fight be for the most appro-
priate av of securing for
Freepct and Grand'Bahama
the prosperity necessary to lift
the [ves of those \ ho now feel
at risk.of losing that for which
the\ haie worked so hard," he
said.
Mr kaing said it would be
inot regrettable if Freeport's
future becomes compromised
by a tight over value accrued in
the past rather than intelligent
discussions about creatingvalue
moving forward.
"It I\ould be regrettable if the
prospect of there being a broad-
er ownership in Freeport is
'dimmed by an unhealthy Uis-
agreement by the few existing
owners. Freeport has the poten-
tial to bring great relief to the
social and economic dilemma
that now faces our nation," he
said.
Grand Bahamians, Mr Laing
said, 'are watching with great
anticipation to see whether the
leadership needed in this hour
will be provided by those whose
responsibility it is today to pro-
vide thatleadership.


Documentary
on Windsors
gets airing in
December

A CHANNEL Four docu-
mentary about the Duke of
Windsor and the Oakes mur-
Sder mystery is now expected to
be seen by millions of British
television viewers in early
December.
The programme has provi-
sionally been given a "desir-
.able" pre-Christmas slot on
- December 7. As this is a time of
dark winter evenings, when
British people tend to stay
indoors, ratings are expected to
be high.
Several Nassauvians were


interviewed for the documen-
tary, including lawyer Paul
Adderley and historian Gail
Saunders.


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Call for government to act on




dilapidated Eleuthera schools


* GREGORY Town Primary

AN MP is calling for the gov-
ernment to deal urgently with
overcrowding and repairs at
four schools in North
Eleuthera.
Disgusted by conditions at
the schools, MP Alvin Smith is
demanding that government
deal with "dilapidated physi-
cal and overcrowded condi-
tions" at Gregory Town Pri-
mary, P A Gibson Primary,
North Eleuthera Primary and
Harbour Island All Age
School.
Gregory Town Primary,
which has 44 children, has been
under-repaired for two years,
said Mr Smith.


PA Gibson Primary


"There are portions of the
school still with no electricity,
the air-conditioning is not
working and many of the locks
on the doors are not working,"
said Mr Smith.
"The children are in school
under these conditions," he
added. In addition, the MP said
construction of the new bath-
room had not been completed.
"I was at the school on Fri-
day and the contractor had
resumed work just days ago,"
he said.
Along with Gregory Town
Primary, Mr Smith said there
was still a lot of work needed at
P A Gibson All Age School,


which accommodates about
130 students.
"They installed house win-
dows at that school. These are
not windows you use for
schools. So now in the event of
a hurricane these windows
have to be battened up and,
not only that, just after they
were installed, some of them
were broken and I can guaran-
tee that every one of them will
be broken by the end of the
school year," he said.
Mr Smith said he brought
this to the attention of Minister
of Education Alfred Sears, who
promised that he would advise
the Ministry of Works to


change them, but nothing had
been done.
At North Eleuthera Primary,
Mr Smith said he had raised
serious concern about the lack
of perimeter fence to separate
the children from the sea,
which lies no more than 12 feet
from the school.
"Again, I spoke to the min-
ister about this and, to my
knowledge, no contract has
been given. I don't want any-
thing to happen to those chil-
dren before government takes
steps to correct it. This school is
seriously overcrowded. Some
classes have in excess of 38 chil-
dret," the MP said.


Also, at Harbour Island All
Age School, which Mr Smith
said was the largest all-age
school in the Bahamas, there
is a serious overcrowding
problem, with come classes
holding as many as 40 stu-
dents.
"I spoke to the minister and
he also promised me that two
classrooms were in the process
of being built on Harbour
Island. I was there on Friday
and nothing has happened. I
was told that a representative
from the Ministry of Works
was on the ground one day last
week but no progress so far,"
Mi Smith said.


Death certificate was issued 'pending



toxicology reports', says lawyer


AUTHORITIES issued a
death certificate for the son
of controversial Playboy play-
mate Anna Nicole Smith but
left the cause of death unde-
termined pending toxicology
tests, a lawyer for the former
reality TV star's family said.
Attorney Michael Scott
-said the document would let
Ms Smith bury the remains
of her 20-year-old son


hospital bedside in Nassau.
The death certificate lists
the cause as "pending chemi-
cal analysis," said Chief Mag-
istrate Roger Gomez.
"It is not unusual in instances
where- the cause of death-ean-
not be determined to issue a
dei:,h ciitific:iwt, .G,'mez id.
"This is not matter of lSl.-
cial treatment being given in
this particular case."


uments registering the birth
of her two-week-old daugh-
ter, but he declined to reveal
the girl's name. He added that
Anna Nicole Smith has been
granted permanent residency
in the Bahamas, where she
came.to avoid, media scrutiny
during her pregnancy.
It will likely be two weeks
before pathologists receive
test results, said Mr Scott,; who


Authorities say there is no
evidence of homicide or sui-
cide. A private examiner has
said Daniel Smith was taking a
low dose of antidepressants at
the time of his death but he did
not know if it was a factor.
D.rDair Snmith. *.lo apipL.cSic J
seeidal times on th E' re-alit
series The Anna Nicole Show..


was the son of Anna Nicole and
Bill Smith, who married in 1985
and divorced two years later.
Anna Nicole married Texas
oil tycoon J Howard Marshall
II in 1994, when she was 26 and
he was 89. He died the follow-
ing year and she has since been
in'.olk.qi in legal disputes o',el
the est+'?te.


Daniel, who died on Sep- Mr Scott also said that ; is the lawyer' for Daniel
tember 10 at his mother's Smith, 38, planned to file doc- Smith's estate.
I. f


Japanese TV takes interest


in Anna Nicole Smith case


THE international spotlight
continues to shine on the
Bahamas in the wake of the
death of 20-year-old Daniel
Smith, with film crews flying
in from as far as Tokyo, Japan.
The Tribune was visited on
Friday by a news team from
the Tokyo Broadcasting Sys-
tem (TBS), who were in Nas-
sau with the assignment to get
accurate information about the
mysterious death of the son of
US celebrity and former play-
mate Anna Nicole Smith.
Reporter Yoko Yamada and,
her cameraman interviewed
and filmed Tribune staff for
a popular Japanese one-hour
news programme, similar to
CBS' 60 minutes in the US.
Ms Yamada explained that


the Japanese population had
previously not been overly
familiar with Anna Nicole
Smith, but following the death
of Daniel, were eager to learn
all there is to know about the
Trimspa spokeswoman.
She said that TBS sent her
to the Bahamas to unearth
more about a story that has
captured the interest of so
many of Japan's TV viewing
audience. '
"It's on TV all the time now
in Japan. The people just can't
get enough of it," she said.
Since the death of Daniel on
September 10 at Doctors Hos-
pital, Nassau has been
swamped with international
media, including People Mag-
azine, Star' Magazine, Fox


News, the New York Daily
News and the National
Enquirer.
Photographers and camera-
men from countries like the
UK, Germany and Sweden
have been camped out in front
of the Smith residence on the
Eastern Road for the past two
weeks in the hope of getting a
glimpse of the celebrity and
her newborn daughter.
The media circus is expected.
to continue and reach new
heights if the death of Daniel
receives an inquest by one of
the island's newly-appointed
13 coroners.
At this time it has not yet,
been officially ruled if the 20-
year-old man died of natural
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PAGE 4. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 25. 2006


I IA -LTTR TO THE EDITOR


Tony Blair and Perry
AS WE watch with some incredulity the grad-
ual political demise of beleaguered British Prime
Minister Tony Blair, there is the temptation to
draw a parallel with our own political leader
who, as a product of the same Westminster sys-
tem of government, must face a General Elec-
tion by next May at the latest.
It is amazing to the uninvolved observer that
Mr Blair as a sitting prime minister, who made
the Labour Party electable in 1997 after a long
period in the political wilderness and who was
re-elected only 18 months ago with a comfort-
able majority, should now be forced out by his
own Labour Party colleagues much as Mar-
garet Thatcher was brutally dismissed by the
Conservatives in 1990. No one could accuse
him of inaction or indecisiveness indeed, his
forceful international (not least on Iraq and
Afghanistan) and domestic policies have pro-
gressively run in to opposition to the extent
that his colleagues now see him as an electoral
liability.
Compare that toPerry Christie who as Prime
Minister of the Bahamas prefers endless con-
sultation to decision-making. He is widely seen
as being reluctant both to reach decisions on
important subjects affecting the whole nation
and to discipline his errant ministers for a range
of indiscretions, disloyalty and poor judgment.
Despite criticism over a host of issues when
decisive action was required and should have
been taken by a man chosen-by the Bahamian
people to provide strong leadership, somehow
the country has muddled through during the
last four years. One thinks of delays over the
new airport, the LNG project, the Korean boats
scandal, Junkanoo bleachers, the Sidney Stubbs
,saga, foreign policy blunders in relation to Cuba
and UN votes, to cite just a few. And yet, so far
Mr Christie has got away with his inaction.
So it is ironic that, when this well-meaning
but indecisive man finally takes firm action in
relation to a major issue, it could well precipitate


MINISTER Shane Gibson gets high marks for
looking after his special friends. However, he
must remember that we, the Bahamian taxpayers,
have put him in office, and are paying his salary
to look after each and every one of us equally,
fairly and without the hassle that we have now
come to expect from his Ministry.
From now on Bahamians will expect the same
fast-track treatment for their Immigration appli-
cations as given to newly-arrived American Anna
Nicole Smith. And if Bahamians don't get it, Mr
Gibson will have many embarrassing questions to
answer.
Bahamians have always complained that to get
ahead in this one-horse town, it's not what you
know, but who you know and, of course, if you
have a few gold sovereigns in your pocket to
spare that could carry you even further.
Mr Gibson says that Ms Smith is a good friend
of his. It would be interesting to know when this
friendship was formed and under what circum-
stances.
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lawyers nonetheless are still intent on pursu-
ing the remaining habeas corpus plea here in the
Bahamas which, it is argued with some justifi-
cation, should have been heard before a decision
was reached about extradition. If the courts
now find in his favour and thus that the gov-
ernment acted precipitately and prematurely
outside the law, it follows that the Attorney
General's office erred in ordering Knowles'
extradition when it did and that the Minister of
Foreign Affairs should not have signed the
papers for the extradition to be carried out.
This would be a most serious matter and impor-
tant heads could roll at an inconvenient time,
politically, for the Prime Minister. Moreover,
the grassroots supporters of the PLP saw 'Nine-
ty' Knowles as a latter-day Robin Hood who
went out of his way to help the poor, so there is
anyway the danger of a political backlash at
election time and this will be exacerbated if the
government is now seen to have acted improp-
erly.
This newspaper condemns drug trafficking as
fiercely as all right-minded Bahamians and
believes that Knowles should answer the charges
against him in the US. But, given the sensitivi-
ty of the matter, it was incumbent on the gov-
ernment to be careful to act strictly in accor-
dance with the law. The repercussions arising
from its mishandling of this long drawn out case
may come back to haunt the PLP sooner than
they think.
The first decision by Mr Christie about a
major issue after ducking so many earlier ones,
and it seems to have gonQ wrong. Some of the
Prime Minister's harsher critics might see this as
a cruel but delicious irony.


information that the processing ot Ms Smith's res-
idency permit took only three weeks not three
months, as was first repo-ted. His only brazen
.comment was that if it could have been done in
a day, he "would have done it in a day." Well, as
they say, that is what friends are for!
According to Mr Gibson the Bahamas under
its policy of economic permanent residence,
advertises to "high-end" foreigners inviting them
to come to this country and invest by buying
property.
In view of all that has transpired in the past
few weeks, guidelines should now be in place as
to what signifies a "high-end foreigner" and just
what type of "high-end" the Bahamas wants to
attract to its shores.
Remember money is not everything, and it
certainly does not put all persons in the "high-
end" classification.
It would seem that in the past 25 years the
Bahamas has had more than its fair share of
international notoriety without going out of its
way to look for more.


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

LEONE. 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

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama


EDITOR, The Tribune.
I WISH to respond to the let-
ter dated September 6, 2006
concerning Abaconians com-
plaints.
The success of Abaco is due
to the industrious nature of its
people and their intelligent
application of good sense and
proper management of their
resources.
Yes, Abaco can make it on
its owp! The only reason the
previous attempt in the 1970's
was not pursued was because
the rest of The Bahamas and
some colonial powers persuad-
ed Abaco to remain with the
other islands.
Abaco was one of those
islands that was deliberately
neglected by the government of
the day. Nevertheless, through
their own initiatives the island
became a favourite destination
for visitors and yachtsmen. It
has beautiful waters and is
located very close to the conti-
nental USA. It continues to
excel to this date.
When the central government
dragged its feet, Abaconians
banded together and a volun-
tary fire brigade operated their
own fire engines at the airport
so that planes could land and
bring visitors to the island. Even
in those early days, it was evi-
dent that the airport at Marsh
Harbour was too small to
accommodate the many visitors.
It has a vibrant diversified econ-
omy which includes good farm-
ing poultry operations, fishing,
canning factories and other
activities well known to
Bahamians.
When one considers that:
(1) The Bahamian people
hare not been afforded the
co'iic('s\ of in format on on how
the o\ernment \otes at the
Uhiihid Nati6is on their behalf;
(2) The Bahamas seems to
be moving in step with the dic-
tates of leftist dictators in South
America and Cuba, such as
Chavez and Castro;
(3) It has been rumoured that
our country will opt out of its
present status in the Common-
wealth, and appoint a 'Presi-
dent for life' similar to Haiti
and Cuba;
(4) We have not yet received,
as promised, the accounting for
the millions of dollars which one
millionaire alleged to have said
he gave to a political organisa-
tion to turn the last election
around in their favour;
(5) All the building and street
paving works have been strate-
gically postponed to take place
within the year prior to the next
election. Is it possibly with a


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LAKEVIEW DRIVE, 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
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into thinking all is well only on
one side? Of course, most of
the money for these projects
will be obtained from the Public
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(6) Lastly, according to
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People of South Andros


in 'proverbial wilderness'

EDITOR, The Tribune.
ON June 8, 1956, about three years after the formation of the
Progressive Liberal Party, the people of Andros went to the polls
and elected two of its members in the person of Clarence A Bain
and Cyril St John Stevenson.
Six years later Androsian returned to the polls and re-elected the
above mention members. On January 10, 1967, the people of
Andros again went to the polls, this time they elected Clarence A.
Bain,for the north and Lynden O Pindling for the south, this was
made possible after Mr Stevenson parted company with the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party on principle, after the throwing of the
"mace" out of the House of Assembly by Mr Pindling. However,
he ran as an independent candidate and lost to Mr Pindling.
The continued support for Mr Pindling, and loyalty to the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party by the people of South Andros in a sense
really defies logic; how a politician can convinced a people to
support him for eight consecutive elections without creating any
employment to keep their children from wandering to other Fam-
ily Islands is beyond comprehension.
On June' 8, 2006,'fifty yeirs afteitheiopeople of Andros lit the
flaffie'ftmftiadd th erstldtT1967 possible, they, we are still in the
proverbial wilderness with no promised land in sight, in spite of
having had the most powerful politician this country ever pro-
duced.
The tax payers of Andros subsidized Bahamasair, our national
flag carrier, but Bahamasair gave no service to Andros, North,
Central or South, the people are at the mercy of Western Air, and
are asking why?
Androsians squandered their opportunity between 1967 and
1997, they were then represented by the most powerful of that
time, but they settled for sweet talk only.
The political party that the Androsians supported religiously
now holds the reins of power, but their Member of Parliament,
now is an Independent, so they are between a rock and an hard
place, because the government in not going t6 do anything to make
him look good.
Andros' lack of proper representation over the years has caused
its population to dwindle at an alarming rate, in 1956 the Andros
population was twice that of Grand Bahama, but now, there are
more Androsians in Grand Bahama than in Andros.
We love to brag about majority rule, and we should! But why is
it that the island that led the way, is being treated with contempt?
January 10, 2007 less than five months from now, will mark the
40th anniversary since the proverbial Exodus from under the
UBP rule, according to scriptures 40 years is the benchmark for the
duration of a people in the wilderness, as an Androsian, I don't see
any Promised Land in sight.
Banks in South Andros are enough to convince the doubters that
there are no economical activities there, with a geographical area
more than six times the size of New Providence.
From my vantage point, it seems as though all of the Androsians
that took part in the elections of 1956, '62 and '67, would die in the
proverbial wilderness, that it seems is the reward for our loyalty.
PRINCE G SMITH
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006, PAGE 5


THE TRIBUNE


A plea to our


icians: leave


the courts of the Bahamas alone


LAST week witnessed a
regrettable frenzy of
politicians weighing into the
sensitive matter of a possible
impending inquest into the
death.of a foreigner in the
Bahamas.
The official opposition was
first to jump in, attacking the
decision of the Chief Justice to
organise his court as he deems
,fit and hinting at some devious
attempt either to disorganise
the court system (though it is
not quite clear why) or to give
privileged treatment to the sur-
vivors of the deceased in this
case.
This was followed by the
Attorney General's complete-
ly unnecessary defence of the
decision, which. (again wrong-
ly) seemed to credit it to her-
self and her political col-
Sleagues.
Here politicians should be
-very careful. Whatever particu-
lar members of the governing
Party may think of the -decision
Sand the Attorney General's
statement must be taken as a
personal position), the decision
to reassign duties within the
magistrate's court was taken not
by a politician but by the Chief
Justice, who merely announced
the scrapping of a practice that


PERSPECTIVES


AN DRE W
cooler heads will look no fur-
ther than the unbelievable
behaviour of the Coroner for
illumination.
We all know that cameras
and press attention can some-
times modify human behav-
iour, but it is clearly not the
place of a magistrate acting as
coroner to announce that she
already knows the cause of
death before the police do,
before the toxicologists do and
before an inquest is even
begun: You don't have to be
an Attorney General, a PLP
or even a lawyer to recognize
that.
OUR PERMANENT
RESIDENCY POLICY IS
QUESTIONABLE

Ifyou are a politician look-
ing to make capital (or
mischief) out of the whole
unfortunate affair, then a much
fairer and more sensible place
to start is with the unusually


SMinister Gibson is right in
retorting that he did not make
the policy, but is merely
carrying it out in the very
spirit that the "priority
treatment" policy so blatantly
endorses.

he aid the Chief Magistrate swift approval of Mrs Smith's
seem to have deemed unhelpful permanent residency status.
to the course of atpatqidla-ftti ,-If, as isiprobably the case. you
inquiry.; :'', ,~is tdie.c iso-. happen to be a-lawyer, then
:. ",.;. I '. ..( b-m you willbe very familiar with
-,' ". : , process which all to often drags
o anyone who really
-" L-understands:the issue,
Ihe FNM's criticism of the
"change of policy", and its
(sadly successful) attempt to
drag members of the govern-
ment.into a politicised argu-
mert, borders so tightly on the
ridcalous that it begins to sur-
piss it. The insinuation of pref-
erence is particularly spurious V al ic Fi
and serious. I .Va i 0 (S
Why was the decision made NOW l
at this time? Public rumour and NOW Avalable a
speculation (now fuelled by sil.-i r
ly politicians) will no doubt pro-
vide many scandalousversions
of a reason, ranging from influ- .
ence peddling to an undue awe Ty' Z '
of celebrity: All such specula-
tion wrongly assumes that the
decision was taken at a political
level. It was not. -
It also ignores the obvious
corrective effect of the measure
in this instance. While they may
detect more than mere coiici-
dence in the timing of the move,


ALLEN
on for years and which subjects
clients to notoriously capricious
decision-making (discretion,
they call it) over an issue that is
often very emotional. We all
know of applicants dragged on
for years and then denied
despite what seem to us com-
pelling circumstances in their


favour.
Then every now and again we
hear of a case like that of Miss
Smith, who clearly fulfil both
the policy requirement of a
$500,000 investment and the
less quantifiable 'celebrity' fac-
tor and so find themselves 'fast-
tracked'. It can be galling both
in that it revives the whole
"nation for sale" image, and in
that it frankly seems to offend
the notion of natural justice
when compared to the treat-
ment of extremely compelling
applicants with less money or
glamour.
However, Minister Gibson is
right in retorting that he did not
make the policy, but is merely
carrying it out in the very spirit
that the "priority .treatment"
poleyv so bl:tahfiffndorsesRHe
is also right in po iting to e~gal-
ly questionable, virtually imme-


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diate approvals of immensely
wealthy people under the FNM.
Such recriminations could go
on forever.

M aaybe it is time to
look again at the'
way we present ourselves to the
world, and re-examine the
potentially corrupting nature of
a process that is so dependent
upon the discretion of unsuper-
vised politicians. At present, the
arrangement virtually guaran-
tees an unhealthy relationship
between political donations and


swift approvals (of course, the
question of campaign finance
reform deserves its own col-
umn).
At the very least, the process
should be made far more trans-
parent than it is at present. In
Britain, where Mr Blair has
been accused of dishing out
Unconditional Leave to
Remain (permanent residency,
basically) to big patrons of his
party, the guidelines are both
clearer and far more stringent.
This is largely as a result of
greater public attention to scan-
dalous instances involving dis-
cretion, which suggests that the
best way of reforming the sys-
tem (short of scrapping it) is by
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In an effort to not only promote healthy living in our employees, but also to be consistent with our
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Cuba: an economic



tiger in the Caribbean?


* By Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business exec-
ytive and former Caribbean
diplomat).

UIS President George W
Bush and UN Secre-
tary-General, Kofi Anan, talked
on Tuesday, September 19th
about the possibility that Cuba
"could once again be an eco-
nomic tiger in the Caribbean."
This information was
revealed to news reporters at'
the Algonquin Hotel in New
York by Mike Kozak, Senior
Director for Democracy
Human Rights, and Interna-
tional Organizations in the
National Security Council.
According to Mr Kozak,
'This was not a long, deep, ana-
lytical thing... But just that one
of these days, if Cubans are able
to make the kind of changes.
that they need to make, that it
could once again be an eco-
nomic tiger in the Caribbean."
What are the kinds of changes
that Cuba would have to make
to become an economic tiger in
the region? Crucial among these
would be a move toward a mar-
ket economy, trade expansion,
increased productivity through
better wages and salaries for
workers, access by Cubans to
capital which they can use to
invest in businesses, and more
foreign direct investment.
And, a very important ele-
ment in expanding trade and
increasing foreign investment
would be the lifting of the 40-
year old US trade embargo, and
pormalisation of relations
betweentCuba and the US.
Against this background,
Cuba is not likely to become an
economic tiger in the region
anytime soon, unless there is a
massive collapse of the govern-
mental system and a swift kiss
and make up period between
Washington and Havana.

F or the time being, the
Cuban government cari
afford to continue its present eco-
nomic and foreign policies, but as


As pressure


a --w


WORLD VIEW


industry as well as tourism,
transportation and telecommu-
nications, and it intends to
explore for oil. And, India's
state-owned ONGC Videsh has
signed a production sharing
agreement with Cuba's'state oil

There is
pressure for
change in Cuba
now both
within the
country and
from external
forces

company Cupet.
According to the Economy
and Planning Minister, Jose
Luis Rodriguez, the Cuban
economy-grew by ,125 per cent
in the first half of 2006 and he
expects annual growth to
exceed 10 pre cent for the sec-
ond successive year.
He is adamant that Cuba's
policy towards market opening
will not change.


increases in a, But, there is pressure for
change in Cuba now both with-


in the country and from exter-
nal forces. Cuba's trading part-
ners, Canada and the European
Union (EU), have been urging
greater respect for human
rights, more room for dissent
within the society and more
individual freedom.

M meanwhile the US
Commission for
Assistance to a Free Cuba,
which is chaired by US' Secre-
tary of State Condoleezza Rice,
has called for US$80 million to
be spent over two years to
"increase support for Cuban
civil society, expand interna-
tional awareness, break the
regime's information blockade
and continue developing assis-
tance initiatives to. help Cuban
civil society realise a democrat-
ic transition."
All these factors will play a
part in determining the policies
of a Cuban government in the
not too distant future.
One of the scenarios that
could play out is a normalisa-
tion of relations between Cuba
and the US in the post-Castro
era.
Should this happen, there will
be ramifications for the rest of
the Caribbean.
For example, the Caribbean's
quota of sugar exports to the
US would have to be reduced to
accommodate Cuban sugar, and
this would adversely impact an
industry that is already reeling
from the reduction in prices
being paid by the EU for sugar
from the countries of the
Caribbean Community and
Common Market (CARI-
COM).
, Some,:trade .experts inthe
Caribbean also-fdar that there
could be a displa pment pf
CARICOM products such as
rum, and they ponder what kind
of favourable bilateral free
trade agreement the US might
work out with Cuba to gain
influence on the economy.
Equally, they are concerned
about whether US assistance to


Cuba would reduce aid to the
rest of the Caribbean.
There is little doubt that if
Cuba's relationship with the US
is normalised, Washington's
interest in the smaller
Caribbean countries, which is
already limited, will diminish
even further. Apart from drug
trafficking and illegal immigra-
tion, the CARICOM countries
would command little attention
or resources from the US.
Therefore, that brief conver-
sation between Kofi Anan and
George W Bush about Cuba
once again becoming an eco-
nomic tiger in the region should
not simply be dismissed. The
implications are worthy of care-
ful study.
Responses to: ronald-
sanders29@hotmail.com


pressure increases in a post-Cas-
tro era, a re-think of these poli-
cies, including in its relationship
with the US, is bound to come.
SAt the moment, increased
investment and aid from
Venezuela is helping to bolster '4
the Cuban economy. So too, is
investment from France, Spain,
Canada and more recently Chi-
na and India.
China is now Cuba's third
largest trading partner with a
trade exchange of US$985 mil-
lion in 2005. China has invested
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Nottage attending conference on



reducing gaps in health provision


MINISTER of Health Dr .

END OF SUMMER u the 47th Directing Council of
Bernard NuturHe is attending n ;. ....
the Pan American Health
Organisation, an annual health
summit to discuss crucial public
health issues.
PAHO Director Dr Mirta
Roses is scheduled to inform
ministers on progress toward
reducing gaps in health for the
benefit of the least protected
populations in the Americas as
part of her annual report, which
also details advances in malaria
control, reduction of
HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis,
and progress in regional immu-
nisation programmes, notably
the elimination of rubella and
congenital rubella syndrome.
Panama's First Lady, Vivian
03-n ESFernmndez de Torrijos, is sched-
AlALL SALES uled to speak today during a dis-
C ICO NADG FINAL cussion on "Disability: Preven-
N ,20%OFF tion and Rehabilitation in the
SALES Context of the Enjoyment of the
Highest Attainable Standard of
O F .F-0 Physical and Mental Health and
rylic LaOther Related Rights." A panel E DR Bernard Nottage
Hou Pdiscussion on strategic alliances
to attain the UN Millennium
I AND Declaration development goals PAHO's director. nificant challenges, which
is slated for Monday afternoon, Elections this year are sched- include completing the unfin-
ACCESSORIES along with presentations of the uled to choose three countries ished agenda of achieving 9"5
PAHO Award for Administra- replacing Argentina, Barbados per cent coverage in lou-per-
Including Ladders, Brushes, tion and the Abraham Horwitz and Costa Rica, whose terms forming districts; reaching the'
Rollers and more! Award for Leadership in Inter- are expiring. Also up for elec- target of the elimination of
American Health. tion are posts on the boards of rubella and congenital rubella
On Tuesday, delegates will joint special programmes for syndrome (CRS) by 2010; and
discuss the PAHO annual research in tropical diseases and introducing new-generation vac-
report, hear an update on the in human reproduction. cines against priority diseases
process of institutional strength- Thursday's sessions will focus of children, adolescents, and
ening of the Bureau and discuss on achievements and lessons adults."
the Commission on Social learned in health promotion Other topics on the agenda
100% 1 Vinyl Determinants of Health and the and new regional strategies on for Thursday include neonatal
n4-1HITRAT Acrylic Latex development of a new health prevention and control of health, the health of indigenous
ANT$70.00 5g. agenda for the Americas. A chronic diseases, including diet, peoples of the Americas, a pro-
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TEL: 393-8006 OR 393-8225 TEL: 325-3507 OR 394-0641 organisation's strategic plan for Delegates are slated to dis- PAHO experts will also brief
2008-2012, a performance cuss the regional strategy for ministers on the preparationI
STORE HOURS: 7:00am 4:00pm Monday Friday assessment on the 2004-2005 sustaining national immunisa- for a possible influenza paril-
Saturday 7:00am 3:00pm programme budget, the WHO tion programmes, which notes: demic, and deliver a progress
medium-term plan and pro- "Despite excellent progress, report on national and regional
posed budget for 2008-2009, and national immunization prow" -'R4lst'er preparedness and
the process of election 6f 'arirriini co:ntin'u' t' fAce sig- response.


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individual must be goal oriented, organized, a team player and enthusiastic to meet ge l
all goals set by the College. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: Are you an e nerget c, self-motivated person
* 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 with a passion or SUCC SS in a company that
* Working with a variety of hardware and software networking platforms i
* 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 itlfn c mer Sc
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responsibility. continuing to build it's team of professionals A minimum of two (2) years experience in
* Recent experience managing medium to large infrastructure and core technologies in various areas. Collections
installed base. Excellent communication skills
* Experience managing enterprise PBX installation, with AMC request, CDP and We offer a competitive salary & benefits A strong work ethic
CDR plans, maintenance requirements and availability of system. package as well as ongoing professional Basic offce procedures
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protocols (RIP, RIPII, OSPF, etc.) addressing, DNS, DHCP, AD, Proxy, network
management tools, CLI, wireless, security, 802.1X, multi-homing to the internet Benefits:
and configuring equipment. Health Insurance*
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* Working knowledge of Ethernet and LAN/WAN technologies. Competitive Salary
Professional training & development
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along with three confidential work references no later than September 30, 2006 to: Please submit your application by Mail to:
SDlr Director of Human Resources
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I LOCALNEWS


* PICTURED during Sunday's press conference at Atlantis Resort are Jorge Vergara and the
Ministry of Tourism's Tommy Thompson


Omnilife welcomed to the Bahamas


The Ministry of Tourism wel-
comed a group of 6,500 from
Latin American countries to the
Bahamas on Sunday.
Omnilife de Mexico, a multi-
services company headed by
Jorge Vergara, has a presence in
15 Latin American countries as
well as the United States, Cana-
da and Russia. They produce
60 different products including
innovative vitamin supplements.


Ministry of Tourism Deputy
Director General, Tommy
Thompson said their arrival
augers well for the ministry's
Latin American market pene-
tration initiatives.
He added that he was partic-
ularly pleased that group chose
to visit in September, a normal-
ly slow period. Some 21 char-
ter flights along with the use of
commercial airlines are neces-


sary to transport the group to
Nassau.
Omnilife president, Jorge
Vergara noted that for 80 per
cent of the group, this marked
their first flight and first visit
outside of their respective coun-
tries. He described the visit to
The Bahamas for many of them
as a "life changing experience".
The group are in The
Bahamas until October 1.


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Ph: 242-325-4961 Wulff Road


; By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport lgLprter,
FREEPORT Frequent
power outages continue to,
>, plague parts of Freeport with
'th latest disruption occurring
'' Friday morning when Grand
SBahama Power Company lost
its largest generation unit.
S Roger Johnson, public rela-
tions and community develop-
nient director, reported that the
Soutage occurred around 9.30am
when their 40 megawatt unit -
SUnit 13 went off-line.
As a result, he said, electri-
cal supply was lost to about nine
feeders, causing outages in sev-
eral areas of Freeport, including
Central Downtown and the
Lucaya areas.
Power was restored to some
I major businesses in the down-
town area around 11.41am, par-
ticularly at the Insurance Man-
agement Building, BTC's
Administrative Building, and
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority.
However, The Rand Memor-
ial Hospital, situated in the
downtown area, experienced no
disruption in power supply at
all.
"We have not had any elec-
tricity disruption at all," said
one hospital employee.
Mr Johnson explained that
while efforts were made to get
the combustion turbines back
on line, the company rotated
feeders to provide power supply


to those areas, which provide
, more essential services.
The Power Company and the
Commonwealth Electrical
Workers Union are presently
negotiating a new industrial con-
tract. Both parties have been at
odds for over a year, failing to
reach any sort of conciliation.
When negotiations stalled
again two weeks'ago, the CEW
Union initiated a work to rule,
ordering movie than 100 workers
to only work the required eight
hours.
Last week, many residents
were left without power some
for two days.
Mr Johnson said that power
to those residents was restored
on Thursday night. He said the
ongoing 'work to rule' has
affected the company's opera-
tion, customers and morale.
"And, of course, in our busi-
ness the regular hour is 24
hours. But right now people
come in at 8am, they finish at
4pm whether there is a prob-
lem or not. It is not our normal
mode of operation."
"Our position is that we will
do all we can to give our cus-
tomers power supply for as long
as we can," he said.
The power company employs
180 people. The CEW Union,
which represents 135 workers,
took a strike vote on Thursday.
According to unconfirmed
reports, there were 95 votes cast
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MANAGER

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT


The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals for the position of MANAGER/PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
in its Marketing Department..

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for directing, promoting, planning, coordinating and managing
all life cycle activities for BTC product lines, including revenue and profitability, either
personally or through subordinates.

Manage:
* Manage and direct the Product Management staff for wireless, broadband, voice
cards and corporate services including recruitment, training and development.

Plan and Implement:
* Manage the provision of product definition, pricing direction and positioning
throughout product's life cycle.
* Monitor technological, competitive, customer and market factors to identify
positioning and promotional requirements.
* Provide key drivers for the each significant revenue line to be used in the
preparation of the revenue budget.
* Manage development of programs and plans, ensuring cross-functional
implementation, monitoring results and initiating corrective action.
* Lead the department in development of strategies, goals and tactics necessary to
achieve pfruct / service performance goals and objectives.
* Manage tracking and reporting of product performance.
*. Manage vendor and channel management and support.
* Manage and provide day-to-day sales support for product issues, positioning,
special pricing and non-standard products.
* Provide messaging and content to Marketing Communications for product collateral
and sales tools.:
* Set and manage projection and forecast numbers for all product lines.
* Manage the development of programs to keep all product lines competitive
* Manage all ROIlactivities, business cases and cost benefit analysis.
* Manage day-to-day product trends and analysis.
* Track and report product performance.

Relationships: .
* Establish and maintaai effective ail productive relationships with industry
influencers and key strategic.partners / suppliers internally and externally.
* Work effectively across criss-functional departmental boundaries.

Goals/ Performance:
* Set performance goals consistent with corporate objectives.
* Direct performance evaluations.
* Manage product development implementations to schedules.

Reporting:
* Track and report product performance and other customer and segment data.

Initiative:
* Take independent action and calculated risks.
* Look for and take advantage of market opportunities.

Product and Industry Knowledge:
* Have in-depth knowledge of BTC's products and services.
* Be cognizant.of technological trends in the telecommunications industry.
* Have inhdepth knowledge of customers and competitors.

Required Skills and Abilities:
* Capable of working in a team environment as a team member or team leader in
managing the development of implementation process across diverse departments
and levels.
S. Demonstrated assertive, persuasive and creative problem solving and project
management skills.
* Product management and / or product support planning experience.
* Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, organization and time-
management skills.
* Capable of interfacing at all internal management levels and representing the
Company with customers, partners and vendors.
* Able to work and lead effectively in a changing environment.
* Knowledge of revenue budgeting and analysis is critical.
* Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
* Demonstrated effective people management skills.

Computer Literacy:
* Proficient use of Microsoft Office, and e-mail applications.

Reporting Relationiships:
* This position reports to Senior Manager of Marketing & Public Relations.

Qualifications:
* CPA or equivalent
* 5 years managerial experience in an Accounting or Finance role.


All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy Drive,
no later than October 3"', 2006 and addressed as follows:


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


RE: MANAGER/PRODUCT MANAGEMENT


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THE board of directors and
senior executive team of the
Water and Sewerage Corpora-
tion have announced that
Bradley Flowers, senior man-
ager, will be seconded to ATS-
Chester Engineers, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, for an 18-month
work assignment period, effec-
tive January 1, 2007.
While at ATS-Chester, Mr
Flowers will be trained in all
aspects of wastewater and
sewage treatment and mainte-
nance operations. His training is
in preparation for the opening
of WSC's first ever tertiary
wastewater treatment facility.
The specialised training will also
include an attachment to
Robert O Agbede, CEO of
ATS Chester.
Upon his return to the
Bahamas, Mr Flowers will suc-
ceed Glenn Archer, who cur-
rently serves as assistant gener-
al manager of the Sewerage Ser-
vices Division.
ATS-Chester, the largest
African American owned engi-
neering firm in the continental
United States, is the engineer
of record for wastewater engi-
neering and management in
more than 80 communities in
Pittsburgh.
The company was recently
awarded the contract to provide
engineering and planning ser-
vices for the first ever state-of-
the art tertiary wastewater treat-
ment facility in the Bahamas,
which is scheduled to be com-
pleted at Gladstone Road with-
in the next 18 months.
Donald Demeritte, chairman
of the corporation's board, said
Mr Flowers' secondment would
be the most comprehensive
training stint of its kind ever
S.t takep py WSC personnel.
*-He hoted thht it was part of the
government and corporation's


I


* BRADLEY Flowers
strategy to modernise and
upgrade the country's sewerage
operations.
Mr Flowers said he is excited
about the opportunity to train at
one of the foremost wastewater
engineering consultant firms in
the United States.
"I am glad to see the corpo-
ration is expanding and con-
centrating on its sewerage sec-
tion because sewerage has been
a stepchild, so to speak, for
some time now. I'm looking for-
ward to learning all I can about
the treatment of wastewater
and having the opportunity to
contribute to efforts to enhance
the division and upgrade the
standard of service offered to
the public," Mr Flowers said.
Mr Flowers will be exposed to
new technologies and method-
ologies that will enable him to
apply a fresh approach to the cor-
poration's operations and main-
tenance area upon his return.
It was also announced that,
,.as part.of the.longrterm training
strategy for sewerage opera-


tions, exchange arrangements
are being made for an engineer
from ATS-Chester to be dis-
patched to WSC for a similar
period to begin training staff in
the sewerage division in modern
wastewater and sewerage oper-
ations and maintenance.
Glenn Archer, current AGM
of sewerage services, applauded
the fact that there is a proac-
tive training and succession plan
in place' (in his division) and
that he is happy to be an inte-
gral part of it.
"He is the most senior of
senior management and has a
wide scope of experience by
virtue of'his tenure in the Cor-
poration, which makes him the
most likely candidate. Mr Flow-
ers has proven himself to be
capable, competent and reliable
and has demonstrated com-
mitment, integrity and profes-
sionalism in the execution of his
responsibilities," Mr Archer
said, as he notes that Mr Flow-
ers wil succeed him when he
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Sandilands

employees

planning

protest over
'inhumane

conditions'
FROM page one
facility are deteriorating.
With mould allegedly
on walls throughout the
hospital wards and fre-
quent power outages,
employees are claiming
that the facility is being
"run into the ground" to
the detriment of staff and
patients.
Mispa Ferguson, securi-
ty guard at the hospital,
said that administration
recently cancelled the
10pm to midnight mainte-
nance shift and, as a
result, patients have been
forced to put up with pro-
longed power outages.
"The hospital only
rents a generator. And
recently it has been
breaking down all the
time. The generator was-
. n't working for days and
this is in a mental institu-
tion. Nurses have to use
little hand searchlights.
Nobody is there to start
the generator, they have
to call the chief engineer
to come from home," she
said.
Mrs Ferguson said
patients get particularly
agitated when the air-con-
ditioning is off for long
periods.
In addition to power
outages, the security
guard said, mould on the
walls is causing both
patients and staff to suffer
respiratory problems.
"People are coughing
and having problems
breathing. And they don't
fix it or remove it. They
just paint over it," she
said.
Most of the centre's
staff have now signed a-""
petition addressed to ,, i ,
managing director of the
Public Hospitals Authori-
ty Herbert Brown asking
for changes to be made at
the administration level.
The hospital manage-
ment was not available
for comment last night.
t n


FROM page one
gated gall of Immigration Min-
ister Shane Gibson is stunning.
Does he take the Bahamian
people for a bunch of fools?
The answer to that could very
well be 'yes'.
"Bahamians will recall that
this same minister on a previ-
ous occasion was already so full
of himself that he couldn't
believe an elderly Bahamian
gentleman in one of the Fami-
ly Islands had the sense to
determine what quantity of
shingles he needed to fix his
roof after a hurricane," the par-
ty said.
Both the PLP and FNM gov-
ernments, the opposition said,
had subscribed to the idea that
it is a good thing to give annu-
al residence permits to wealthy
foreigners who own second
homes in the Bahamas so they
can come and go without run-
ning into problems with Immi-
gration authorities.
"Indeed, the FNM devel-
oped a Home Owners Card
that is issued to foreign per-
sons who own a residence in
The Bahamas to facilitate their
frequent entry to The Bahamas
though without providing any
legal entitlement to residency
status or gainful employment,"
the FNM said.
Responding to criticism by
former FNM minister Earl
Deveaux, Mr Gibson claimed
that he is now trying to speed
up the system, and asked:
"How does the former Immi-
gration Minister excuse the
long waiting list for applicants
he left behind?
"Whenever the PLP politi-
cians get into trouble which
has been quite frequently over
these last four and a half years
you can bank on them trying
to put the blame on somebody
else. Mr Gibson should remem-
ber that he did not succeed Dr
Deveaux as Immigration Min-
-iste.&r, HessucSceded ,his.'own
PLP colleague Vincent Peet,
who was Immigration Minister
for four years before he took
over," the FNM said.
The opposition said that Mr
Gibson inevitably brought up
the case of Viktor Kozeny, who
came into the country on the
FNM's watch and is now in'


prison awaiting the outcome of
extradition proceedings against
him. But he fails to take the
right lessons from this case.
"When Mr Kozeny came to
The Bahamas he bought a $5
million home and invested
tens of millions of dollars in
development projects.
"That qualified him as an
investor. The FNM govern-
ment gave him his permanent
residence after two months and
a week, not three weeks. Mr
Kozeny had problems outside
the country that only came to
light after he had taken up res-
idence in The Bahamas. If
there is a lesson in this, it is
that these things should, not be
rushed.
"Even so, there is no guar-
antee that an investor with a
clean record, or what appears
to be a clean record when he
enters, cannot get into trouble


afterwards or have a record
which comes to light after the
grant of residence status. Of
course the law makes provision
for the latter," the FNM said.
The Anna Nicole Smith case,
the party said, does not fit any


of these categories.
"We know that Ms Smith is
not a long-time resident of our
country. The press reports that
she has purchased a home
somewhere on Eastern Road,
though they have been silent


as to its monetary value or
intended use. And nothing
appearing in the press about
Ms Smith indicates that her
permanent address will not
remain in the United States of
America," the FNM said.


$1.4 million worth of


marijuana captured


FROM page one
officers were on the island to execute a search
warrant on a home when they received infor-
mation that led them to the caves.
Four men have been arrested in connection
with this incident and are expected to


appear in court today on drug-related
charges.
Mr Evans said that, traditionally, the caves in
South Andros have not been of concern to
police as possible locations to hide drugs. How-
ever, he added "people will always find different
ways to do these kinds of things."
Investigations are continuing.


Verification of address,
Voter's card;


for example:


Utility bill;
National Insurance card; or
Bank or credit card statement


In the case of corporate or business accounts/facilities
please contact your nearest bank for verification
requirements.
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CLEARING BANKS ASSOCIATION M BEiSi:i'a


Limited


FNM calls for investigation into


Shane Gibson personally receiving


Anna Nicole Smith permit cheque


CLEARING BANKS ASSOCIATION


IMPORTANT


NOTICE


In accordance with section 6(6) of the Financial
Transactions Reporting Act, 2000, all bank
account holders are advised that
customer accounts/facilities not verified

by October 1, 2006 will be frozen on

or after this date. Customers are strongly
encouraged to visit their respective banks) to
update unverified accounts/facilities.


The following documents, in addition to your
bank's verification documentation are required
for updating personal accounts.


Official current photo, for example:
Current valid passport;
Driver's license; or
Voter's card


Cheryl Brookes


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


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LCAL


* ENTRIES for the 'Name that Beer' competition.


PROPERTIES FOR SALE




FAMILY ISLAND


GRAND BAHAMA EAST SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 27 Section 21 Block D
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Storey Residence
(10,446 sq. ft.) .
LOCATION: Linday Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $59,00
HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION PHASE 1
LOT NO. 57
PROPERTY SIZE: 3 Bed/1 Bath Single Storey
Family Residence (5,487 sq. ft.)
LOCATION: Abaco Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $89,000
FREEPORT CITY SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 7 East Section 1
PROPERTY SIZE: 3 Bed/1 Bath Multi Family,
Single Storey Residence (12,500 sq. ft.)
LOCATION: Drake Avenue
APPRAISED VALUE: $80,000,
HOLMES ROCK SUBDIVISION
LOT NOs. 2 & 3
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Residence
(30,000 sq. ft.)
LOCATION: Holmes Rock
APPRAISED VALUE: $73,000
FREEPORT CITY SUBDIVISION, WEST
SECTION I
LOT NO. 15
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Residence 3
bed / 2 bath (8,800 sq. ft)
LOCATION: Clarke Avenue
APPRAISED VALUE: $59,000
HUDSON ESTATES SECTION II
LOT NO. 292
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Residence -
3bed 21/2 bath (6,250 sq. ft.)
LOCATION: John Rut Lane
APPRAISED VALUE: $116,000


YEOMAN WOOD SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 4 Block 41 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family (14,250 sq. ft.)
LOCATION: Cul-de-sac off of Man-O-War Circle
APPRAISED VALUE: $16,000


BAHAMIA REEF YACHT &
COUNTRY CLUB
LOT NO. 14 Block 5 Section 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi Family Sixplex
1.17,010 sq )i f ..
LOCATION: Indiana Lane
APPRAISED VALUE: $457,000
MALIBOO REEF ESTATES SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 104
PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex Building
(11,866 sq. ft.)
LOCATION: Galleon Avenue & Outrigger CT
APPRAISED VALUE:: $360,00
GOLDEN GROVES ESTATES
LOT NO. B-109 (part of the Charles Weatherford
Tract)
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Storey Quonset Hut
(1.8 acres)
LOCATION: Gold Rock, East End
APPRAISED VALUE: $186,000
BAHAMIA SECTION X111 SUBDIVISION
LOT NO. 1 Block 36
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi Family, 3 beds/2 baths
(0.26 acres)
LOCATION: Yorkshire Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $256,000
ROYAL BAHAMIAN ESTATES
LOT NO. 4 Block 29
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi Family Residence 4
beds/3 baths (.47 acres)
LOCATION: Jamaica Avenue, East of Beach
Way Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $315,990


FORTUNE POINT
LOT NO. 9 Block 01 Unit 3
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi Family (14,250 sq. ft.)
LOCATION: South Side of Midshipman Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $31,000


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competition


THE deadline is nearing for
all entries into the Bahamian
Beverage and Brewery Company
'Name that Beer' competition.
"We are delighted about the
participation of local Grand
Bahamians. I knew it would be
exciting but the entries we
received so far are great!"
exclaimed an excited James
Sands, president.
I For many Grand Bahamians
normal office talk of reality
shows, news and politics have
been replaced by the Bahamas
Beverage and Brewery competi-
tion talk.


The 'Name that Beer' compe-
tition began on September 1 and
gave Grand Bahama residents
the chance to win $3,000 by com-
ing up with a winning name for
the new brewery's beer.
Each resident is allowed three
chances to enter the competition
and will have the opportunity to
win two lots of $3,000 as
the brewery is looking for two
names. -
Residents can enter on the offi-
cial brewery website, mail in their
ideas or drop their application at
the company's marketing firm,
Barefoot Marketing in Freeport.


"At the time of this press
release, over 900 entries have
been e-mailed, dropped off and
posted into the competition,"
according to Mr Sands, "there
have been some fantastic names
and some great ideas. When we
pick the names we prefer, the
winners of the competition will'
be notified and then we will
announce the names to the
media.
"The winners are going to have
to be in the spotlight and have
their 'five minutes of fame'. But
the best part is the winners will
get to be part of our celebrations,
too, and of course will see their
beer come off the brewery line
and into local restaurants and
bars."


Mr Sands also advised that
locals keep checking the website
in the coming months for updates
on the brewery building and
opening announcements. The
company\ will also use all e-mail
addresses they have received to
keep interested persons up-to-
date with the brewery growth and
ad< ise them about employment
opportunities, special events and
eventually sales.
"'Ve're moving along nicely,"
Mr Sands commented, "the foot-
ings of the building are in and
the brewery is coming along as
projected."
hr Sands, a Nassauvian, also
noted: "I am really enjoying my
return to Grand Bahama. Every-
one has been so welcoming to
me and the response to this com-
petition has been phenomenal.
"I want to thank everyone who
has ente red so far and those who
need to enter, remind them they
onl) hate a week left, and of
cour-e wish everyone good luck!"
Grand Bahama's newest brew-
ei is planning to open in 2007
.'. f e about 40,000 square
Construction on the 20 acres
of land at the intersection of
Queen's Highway and Grand
Bahama Way began three
months ago.
This is a 100 per cent Bahami-
an-o\ ned business which will
emplo) about 50 Bahamians ini-
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role as it extends is mission in
-:; the region while the interna-
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Sudan to accept a UN takeover.
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Sudan's remote Darfur region
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lion made refugees over the
past three ,ears
The AU mission as sched-
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September and be replaced b, a
larger United Nations peace-
keeping force, but Khartoum
fiercely opposes such a move
and the Al has announced it
will stay on until at least the end
of the year.l
AU Ieadrrs are finalising a
decision to add some 1,200 new
troops to the existing 7,000-
strong force officials said. Even
more soldiers-could come if
NATO provides adequate
material support, and if the
Arab Leagde aid other inter-
national donors secure funding,
the AU officials said.
The Arab League recently
backed Sudan's opposition to
the August 31 UN Security
Council resolution that plans for
some 20,000 UN troops to take
over peacekeeping in Darfur.
Monique Mukaruliza, the act-
ing head of the AU mission in
Sudan, said new troops and gear
would be necessary to boost the
AU's role until the UN reaches
a compromise with Khartoum.
"We are:being asked to
assume a broader and broader
mission, but ve need the means
to do so," she told AP.
AU peacekeepers also intend
to broader their rules of
engagement o they can protect
civilians more efficiently in Dar-
fur a vast, arid region nearly
the size of Texas.
Under theii new "concept of
operations,"' peacekeepers
would not only monitor vio-
lence and investigate incidents,
but also actively interfere to
prevent attacks on civilians by
the multiple rebel groups and
pro-government militias that
plague the re ion.
The AU's spokesman in
'


Sudan, Nouredinie Mezni, said
these new operational rules
would enable peacekeepers to
better implement the Darfur
Peace Agreement signed in
May between Khartoum and
the main rebel group.
.With our current resources.
we don't really have the means
to fully implement the peace
agreement." lezni said.

Violence

Jan Pronk, itie bead of the
UN in Sudan, said last week
that the agreement was "in a
coma," and international aid
organizations say violence has
only worsened in Darfur since
the peace deal was signed.
Infighting among splinter
rebel factions is a major cause
for the ongoing violence, along
with a new offensive by the
Sudanese military against rebels
who refuse to join the peace
deal. Khartoum is accused of
bombing villages where these
groups hide, in effect causing
more civilian casualties.
UN Secretary General Kdfi
Annan has strongly condemned
the escalation. "The Sudanese
government should immediate-
ly stop this offensive," Annan
said last week, warning that
Khartoum was at risk of "dis-
grace" in Africa for refusing a
UN peacekeeping force.
Some rebel leaders warn that
Khartoum is also reinforcing
the Janjaweed, a pro-govern-
ment militia of Arab tribesmen
that has been blamed for much
of the atrocities against ethnic
African villagers in Darfur. The
Sudanese government denies
these allegations and has
pledged to disarm the Jan-
jaweed.
In Khartoum, AU officials say
they are pushing for a political
solution to end violence in Dar-
fur. An Ethiopian diplomat,
Abdoul Mohamed, has been
named to initiate a thorough
round of peace discussions
known as the Darfur-Darfur Dia-
logue. The talks could include
all warring factions and allow
rebel leaders to reach a compro-
mise with the government.
The Security Council unani-
mously voted to-extend the .
AU's mandate in Darfur, but
US ambassador John Bolton
said the move aimed at giving
the U.N. more time to build up
pressure on Khartoum.


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Visit our website at www.cob.i



THE CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION
AND EXTENSION SERVICES, CEES





Course are held Saturdays 9:00am 1:00pm


REAL ESTATE LAW


BUYING AND SELLING"PROPERTY
This course covers pertinent content including:
Law of Real Property Origins of Land Law;,Creation of Leases; Leasehold
Covenants; Assignment and Termination of Leases and Distress; Co-ownership;
Condominiums; Restrictive Covenants; Mortgages; Adverse Possession.

Law of Mortgages :General Characteristics of Mortgages Nature of a Mortgage;
Creation of Mortgages; Rights of the Mortgagor; Rights and Remedies of the
Mortgagee: Tacking and Consolidation Right to tack further advances; Right to
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Siart Date: Sept 30
Tuition Cost: $600.


End date: Dec 9
Materials: $25


EMPLOYMENT LAW


f LEGAL ISSUES RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT
This course covers pertinent content including:
Employees and the Self-Employed Distinction and legal implications
The Employment Contract The Written Statement, Terms, Duties under the
contract, The Employment Act, Heath and Safety at Work Act, The Minimum Wage
Act

Disciplinary Procedures and Dismissal and Redundancy Disciplinary Practices,
Types of Dismissal,'Wrongful Dismissal, Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy Payment


Start Date: Sept 30
Tuition Cost: $600


End date: Dec 9
Materials: $25


Application Requirements

$40 Non-refundable Application Fee
A copy of pages 1 3 and picture page of current passport

Interested persons are asked to visit the CEES office at COB, West Settlers Way.
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/ $40 Non-refundable Application Fee
'" A copy of ages 1 3 and picture page of current passport

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Pre-School Management Certificate
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Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Review
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CERP- College Entrance Review
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following position:


Research Assistant, Marine and Environmental Studies Institute


The College/University of The Bahamas seeks an individual to provide research support
for the Executive Director, of the Marine and Environmental Studies Institute. The
Institute is intended to facilitate the discovery of knowledge about the marine and island
environment of The'Bahamas and build on the solid foundation of research and monitoring
programmes. The mandate of developing specialised laboratory and field courses to
compliment the current Bachelor of Science degree courses at The College/University will
be a significant focus.
The responsibilities of a research assistant in the Marine and Environmental Studies Institute
include day-to-day management as well as data analysis of environmental projects; writing
professional reports, collaborating on manuscripts and composing general correspondences
related to environmental and marine issues; supervising student interns; partaking in
occasional field research and associated travel; and, providing general research support to
the Executive Director of the Marine and Environmental Studies Institute.
The successful candidate should have had some experiences in field research, certification
in Standard First Aid, competency in swimming and snorkelling SCUBA certification is
also desirable, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including MS Word, PowerPoint
and Excel. A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution n a relevant area
is preferred. Excellent managerial, oiganisational and communication skills are desirable.

Interested persons should submit a College of The Bahamas Application by Friday, 6th October
2006 to:
The Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following position of:
COMPUTER TECHNICIAN I Northern Bahamas Campus
The successful applicant's responsibilities include: Resolving hardware issues with respect
to the components of personal computers, setting up various user accounts on machines
after they are created, ensure that persons are able to open applications on the desktop and
connect to approved network resources. He/She must insure that assigned computer
laboratories are properly maintained and' in good order to 'serve students.
The Computer Technician will be called upon to install, troubleshoot and maintain printing
capability. He/She will be called upon to maintain computers of all types inclusive of PC,
Apple, Silicon Graphics and Sun Microsystems. Knowledge of Windows XP, Mac OS,
Unix, and Linux are a plus.


SALARY RANGE: DPS-3


$19,490 x $500 $26,490


The successful candidate must have an A+ Certification OR Associate Degree in Electronics
or Information Technology plus one (1) year experience. He/She must have a basic
knowledge of networking including: LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, switches and Ethernet.
Interested candidates should submit an application, a detailed resume and a cover
letter of interest, giving full particulars of qualifications and experience along with a
letter of interest no later than September 30, 2006 to:

The Director,
t Human Resources Department
The College of The Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
Email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs


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IN RATOAL


Iraqi premier calls for Muslim unity for




Ramadan amid more sectarian killings,


0 BAGHDAD, Iraq
PRIME Minister Nouri al-
Maliki called Sunday for Shi-
ites and Sunnis to use the
Islamic holy month of
Ramadan to put aside their
differences, while authorities
reported that at least 20 peo-
ple were killed in scattered
violence across the country,


according to Associated
Press.
Al-Maliki's plea for peace
came a day after a retaliatory
bombing killed dozens of Shi-
ites in the capital.
"We are all invited to make
use of these days to strength-
en the bonds of brotherhood
and avoid anything that could
hurt the social fabric of the


Iraqi people," he said in a
statement. "Iraq is living in
a very sensitive and historic
period."

Support
Al-Maliki also pleaded for
support for his nascent gov-
ernment, which received a
boost Sunday when parlia-


mentary groups agreed to
open debate on a contentious
Shiite-proposed draft legis-
lation that would allow the
creation of federal regions in
Iraq.
The deal ends a two-week
political deadlock that threat-
ened to further sour relations
between Iraq's Shiites, Sunni
Arabs and Kurds. It came
after a compromise was
reached with Sunni Arabs on
setting up a parliamentary
committee to amend Iraq's
.constitution, a key demand
by the minority.
Meanwhile, violence per-
sisted across the country
despite heightened security


for Ramadan.
The Health Ministry in
northern Baghdad was hit by
two mortar shells, seriously
injuring three civilians, police
Lt. Ahmed Mohammed Ali
said. As police patrolled the
area later, a roadside bomb
exploded killing six people,
including four policemen. Six
people, were injured.
In eastern Baghdad, a car
bomb targeting another
police patrol killed five peo-
ple and wounded 17. A car
bombing next to an army
patrol in northern Baghdad
killed two Iraqi soldiers.
An Iraqi soldier was
gunned down in his car on


Administrative Assistant
A non-denominational church is seeking to employ an Admin-
istrative Assistant. In addition to being a Christian, interested
candidates must possess:

* Strong organizational skills;
* The ability to multi-task and work with minimal
supervision;
* A strong command of English language, with excellent
oral and written communication skills;
* Strong computer literacy with proven knowledge of
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his way to report to his unit
in Baghdad Sunday morning,
and two Iraqi soldiers wer
killed when a suicide car
bomber slammed into
checkpoint in Tal Afar, abd t
260 miles northwest of Bag -
dad.
Authorities also disco\ ered
another 13 bodies, the appal-
ent victims of sectarian dea( i
squads.
In Tikrit, Associated Press
Television News footage -
showed medics in the morg ue
working to identify the sev-
ered heads of 10 Iraqi sol-
diers that were tossed into p
crowded market in nearby\
Beiji the day before 1y
unidentified gunmen. \,
The covered body of police
Col. Ismaiel Chehayya- ,
killed the night before
gunmen while having h~s
Ramadan fast-bredking dii-
ner at a friend's house, la\
nearby.
On Saturday, a bombing
the Shiite slum of Sadr Ciy
killed 38 people and wouri-:
ed 42 as they stocked up
fuel for Ramadan. The group
claiming responsibility said it
carried out the bombing ,l
avenge a Friday attack by a
suspected Shiite death squaI
on Sunni Arab homes aod
mosques that killed four peg-
pie in a mixed Baghdhd
neighborhood.

Captured :
In other development,
Iraqi security forces arrested
a leader of the al-Ashre
Brigades, a group respont-
ble for attacks and kidnp-
pings, the prime minister's
office said. The leader along
with seven aides were cap-
tured in Kharnabat, a region
just north of Baqouba.
The statement did not give
the name of the captured
leader. The prime minister's
'office refused to give mdte
information, citing security
reasons.
Meanwhile, an Internet
statement posted Sunday said
the leader of an al-Qaida-
linked terror group had dot
been captured, contradicting
an Iraqi government report.
Iraq's armed forces
announced the arrest Friday
of Muntasir Hamoud Ilelwi
al-Jubouri, a senior leader of
the Ansar al-Sunnah grolp,'.
and two of his aides near
Muqdadiyah, 55 miles north-
east of Baghdad. "
The group said Sunday it
had killed 10 Pakistani and
Indian Shiite Muslims in the
western province of Anltar
province as they were return-
ing home by way of Syria! It
did not give the exact day. of
the killing, saying only tlat
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TENDER
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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. is pleased to invite tenders from
experienced companies to provide design and graphical artwork for the production of
the year 2007 telephone directories.

Interested companies may pick up a specification document from BTC's Directory
Publications Department, located in the Summerwinds Plaza, Tonique
Williams Darling Highway, between the hours of 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday to
Friday

Bids are to be marked, "Tenders For Graphic Artist Services" and delivered to the
attention of:

Mr. Leon Williams
Acting President & CEO
The Bahamas Telecommunications Co. Ltd.
P.O.Box N-3048
Nassau, The Bahamas

Bids should reach the Company's Administrative Office on John F. Kennedy Drive
by 4:30p.m. on October 3, 2006.

Tenders will be opened in BTC's Boardroom on John E Kennedy Drive at 4:00p.m.
on Wednesday, October 4th, 2006.

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GENEVA
SWISS voters ratified new
asylum and immigration laws
Sunday making it more diffi-
cult for refugees to receive
assistance and effectively
,blocking non-European
unskilled workers from enter-
ing the country, according to
Associated Press.
More than 67 percent vot-
ed in favor of the stricter rules
on asylum, originally approved
by the Swiss government in
December. The proposal was
overwhelmingly accepted in
all of Switzerland's 26 cantons,
According to results released
by the federal government.
The government says the
law is designed to prevent
abuses in the system caused
Sby non-refugees finding ways
to stay indefinitely in Switzer-
land. It makes it easier to send
home people whose asylum
-,requests have been rejected,
-,.which the government says
*will allow it to devote more
resources Jo real refugees.
Those refusing to leave
despite a rejected application
can now be denied social wel-
*.fare. Adults deemed to be
only posing as refugees can be
imprisoned for up to two
years, and children can be
kept in state custody for one
year even if they are never
charged with a crime.
"We take note of the results
of the referendum and regret
that it has been adopted," said
William Spindler, a spokesman
for the United Nations refugee
agency.
The Geneva-based body has
criticized the law as being one
of Europe's strictest and noted
its adoption comes at a time
when asylum applications in
Switzerland have reached a
two-decade low.
Critics contend the new.
requirements will close the
door on victims of war and
persecution around the world
who are unable to produce
valid identity papers within 48
hours of entering Switzerland,
as the law demands.
They say the bill passed
after heavy campaigning from
the right-wing Swiss People's
Party and its billionaire leader,
Christoph Blocher is unre-
alistic in expecting rape or tor-
'ture victims to be able to fur-
nish papers after fleeing their
,homes. Rights groups have
said it could lead to violations
of international law.
"Many don't have the
opportunity to obtain docu-
ments," Spindler told The
Associated Press. "There are
historical examples of oppres-
sive authorities getting rid of
-documents, and it is also true
today."
There were 10,061 asylum
applications in Switzerland last
year, a 30 percent drop from
2004, according to the U.N.
refugee agency. People from
Serbia, Turkey, Iraq and Rus-
sia were the most frequent to
seek refugee status in the
country.
Numbers have continued to
fall this year, though Switzer-
land still remains one of the
world's top destinations for
asylum seekers in proportion
to its population of 7.4 million
people.
More than 20 percent of all


SWISS Justice Minister Christoph Blocher talks during a
press conference in Berne, Switzerland, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006.
Swiss voters have overwhelmingly approved tougher regulations on
asylum seekers as well as new limits on immigration for people from
outside the European Union. Around 68 per cent of voters
endorsed amended laws on asylum and immigration in Sunday's
vote, according to official results. But an initiative to prop up the
country's ailing old-age pension scheme with profits from the
National Bank failed to win a majority at the ballot box.
(AP Photo/Keystone, Monika Flueckiger)


people living in Switzerland
are foreign nationals, one of
the highest rates in the world.
More than half of all foreign-
ers come from non-European
countries who opponents
of the law say will now unfair-
ly become second-class immi-
grants.
Sixty-eight percent of vot-
ers also approved new immi-
gration rules that effectively
cut off legal immigration
routes for unskilled workers
coming from non-European
countries.
Supporters of the law say it
will alleviate unemployment,
which has risen to an estimat-
ed 5.5 percent.
On a separate issue, voters
rejected an initiative to fun-
nel billions of dollars from the
central bank's profits in the
coming years to prop up the
country's pension system.
The plan aimed to annually
redirect about $1.2 billion
from the Swiss National Bank


to the 'national pension sys-
tem,
Switzerland is one of a num-
ber of European countries bat-
tling ballooning pension costs
caused by low birth rates and
an increasing number of
retirees.


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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites
applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of
SENIOR ASSOCIATE in our Materials Planning Department.

JOB SUMMARY:

Supervises all activities with reference to the day-to-day operation of
the Materials Planning Dept.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises all matters pertaining to die maintenance of the item
master, ordering of inventory and tracking of movement patterns
within the Inventory Management System.

Assist with the monitoring and requisitioning of stock items.

Keep abreast of technological changes in materials and equipment.

Interact with user groups and monitor quality and performance
of stock items; initiate/ recommend changes as appropriate.

Organize and execute stock cycle counts throughout the year.

Responsible for the supervision of all employees within the
department.

Ensure that polices and procedures are distributed to all staff
and enforced.

Assists the department manager in processing all correspondence,
reports, documents, etc for the department.

Prepare monthly reports of key department activities.

Prepare interim and annual performance evaluations for all staff
within the department.

Any other reasonable job related assignments.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

1. Bachelors Degree in Business or Engineering/Electronics or
equivalent work experience in related field.

2. Must be able to work effectively with other departments to plan
the materials resource needs of internal and external customers.

3. Must be a team player with keen planning and follow-through
skills.

'4. Knowledge and experience of working in an inventory
management environment would be an asset.

5. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications including
Microsoft Word and Excel.

6. Strong written and verbal communications skills.

All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John E
Kennedy Drive, no later than Thursday October 5, 2006 and addressed
as follows:

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

RE: SENIOR ASSOCIATE/MATERIALS PLANNING


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on her rocket ride to the interna-, e
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been wonderful up here," said a
Iranian-America-n Anousheh S
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agency $20 million to ride in the s
Soydlz vehicle to the orbiting
space lab. ii
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to the station "was not fun for I
me" since she experienced back
pain, a headache and motion sick- (
ness. But her favorite moment t.
came during the ride when she
saw Earth for the first time. It a
was "so beautiful and peaceful... c
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departed the orbiting outpost 220
miles (354 kilometers) above
Earth.
U.S. commander Michael
Lopez-Alegria and Russian flight
engineer Mikhail Tyurin will
place Russian commander
'avel Vinogradov and U.S. flight
engineer Jeff Williams, who along
vith Ansari return to Earth next
veek. Thomas Reiter, a German
astronaut with the European
Space Agency remains at the sta-
ion, which has 15,000 cubic feet
425 cubic meters) of inhabitable
pace.
."It's always a great experience
f you get guests up here, being
together for quite some time,"
Reiter said.
"It's really fun to have them.
Of course, at the moment, in cer-
ain places, it's a little bit tighter."
Two days before the Soyuz
arrived, on Monday, the 8-year-
old space station had the first
emergency ever declared when a
Russian oxygen generator over-
leated, spilled a toxic irritant,
melted a rubber seal and pro-
luced puffs of smoke.
NASA said the crew members'


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They cleaned up the spill with
towels, and a charcoal filter
scrubbed the irritant out of the
air.
The space station crew never
at any time considered going to
the Soyuz vehicle attached to the
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Williams said.
Crew members planned to
replace parts on the generator on
Saturday.
"We never though we were
anywhere near the point of hav-
ing to go to the Soyuz," Williams
said. "We just executed the pro-
cedures and it all worked out
great. "
On Friday, a day after astro-
naut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-
Piper returned to Earth in the
shuttle Atlantis, she collapsed
twice, and officials attributed her
wobbles to. the adjustment from
12 days at zero gravity.
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1 He's that woman's chap (6)
7 Before you run, see how
graceful it isl (8)
8 Foreigner coming back in
at intervals (4)
10 Regulardatesarrangedatthe
end of July (6)
11 Mydog? (6)
14 Abreadandbutterwoman?(3)
16 Goes a rotten reddish
colour (5)
17 Givemebackmyawardl(4)
19 To start with, getright
in hand(5)
21 Brownie keeping the
team in grub (5)
22 Hegot punlsment n
the Bble (5)
23 Not overdone word
of praise (4)
28 Vessel a bin'splt into? (5)
28 Favouringless
Formation? (3)
29 Pass as peel, possibly (6)
30 An Americanlo wer(6)
31 Figure the quarter ded's covered in
spWoilo(4)
32 Cold ones cn be made
toleelbeter(8)
33 Gumraneetobe sen
ranoed fr abo he an hour (6)


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ACROSS: 1, Whch 6, eas Haircul 10, U-bot 11,
Roo-my 12, Do-yen 13, Jugler 15, Pas 17, Able 18,
P-li-ant 19, Bowel 20, Eleven (XI) 22, Once 24, Sad 25,
Crystal 26, Stars 27, Locum28, Seals 2, Rainier 30,
Green 31, Ashes
DOWN: 2, Hubbub 3, Change 4, Hal 5, Prior 6, Cue-ll 7,
Eton 8, Sam-pan 12, De-von 13,James 14, Glued 15,
Paint 16, Steel 18, Peers 19, Best man 21, Labour22,
Os-l-ers 23, Cat-te 25, Crank 26, Sure 28, Sea


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1 Argument with the hot-headed one at
short leg(6)
2 Sickness of youth during May (6)
3, The service is negative around the
civic centre (4)
4 Righttreatment for severe
contretemps (7)


Some saboteurs wreck them (5)
Looks for shelter as
showers finish (5)
Miners' union? (4)
She double-crosses 14 Across" (3)
An Impatient noise from the tutor (3)
It provides anaesthesia in the
Netherlands (5)
Mason's marginal companion (5)
Gold at best, but many
may be lead (5)


19 One In a forest fire? (3)
20 Freeride that never ends (3)
21 Isonepaid ittostaythere?(7)
22 Rose's joint (3)
23 Mechanicaltypes having their roots
around Birkenhead (6)
24 Thissea is a great lake(4)
25 To be breathless is no longer a way to
heal (6)
26 Placeofworkorrest(5)
27 Bad stain, nevertheless is good (5)
23 Abtof dafget-up,perhaps?(3)
30 Extra inaccurate (4)


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Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1,Trust 6, Power 9, Caption 10, Heart 11, Rummy
12, Mints 13, Decagon 15, Ant 17, Edam 18, Porter 19,
Cumin 20, Mortal 22, Slap 24, Spy 25, Resolve 26, Gibes
27, Great 28, Abort 29, Lactose 30, Usual 31,
Strew
DOWN: 2, Reeked 3, Scream 4,Tat 5, Stain 6, Portion 7,
Onus 8, Ermine 12, Mogul 13, Deems 14, Carry 15, Atoll
16, Tipe 18, Pines 19, Capital 21, Operas 22, Sorbet 23,
Averse 25, Rests 26, Gala 28, Ass


South dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
NORTH
473
YK753
*AQ1095
+K6
WEST EAST
*KJ964 41082
VA84 V1096
*72 *K64
+J92 +Q753
SOUTH
+AQ5
VQJ2
*J83
+A 10 84
The bidding:
South West North East
14 Pass 1 Pass
1NT Pass 3NT
Opening lead six of spades.
If someone aims a gun at your
head, it is a good idea as a matter
of self-preservation to disarm him
if you can.
An analogous situation some-
times occurs at the bridge table when
a particular opponent threatens your
chance of making the contract In
that case, you try, if possible, to
eliminate the threat.
Let's say you're declarer at three
notrump in today's deal. West leads a
spade presumably fourth-best -
and you win East's ten with the
queen. You see that the contract can
be made easily enough if West has
the king of diamonds. He can be
finessed repeatedly, and you would
in all'ikelihood wind up with five


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diamond tricks, after which you can
drive out the ace of hearts to assure
either 11 or 12 tricks.
However, there's no way of know-
ing for sure that West has the king of
diamonds, and if the finesse loses,
East will return a spade and establish
West's suit. Then, if West has more
than four spades and also the ace of
hearts, you will go down.
Once you reach this point in your
considerations, you might see the
advantage of leading the queen (or
jack) of hearts at trick two instead of
taking an immediate diamond
finesse. The effect of this play is that,
for practical purposes, you assure the
contract.
West is the dangerous opponent,
and he is the one who may have a
pistol (the ace of hearts and spade
length) in his pocket. You can disarm
him by leading the queen of hearts
before you do anything else. If he has
the ace and takes it, you intend to
duck the spade return and win the
next spade.
Now when you take the diamond
finesse, you are on safe ground. If the
finesse loses, either East will not
have a spade to return (because he
started with only three of them), or
East will lead a spade (because he
started with four of them), in which
case the contract is safe.
Of course, if West does not take
the first heart, you can then try the
diamond finesse with impunity and
finish with at least nine tricks. Either
way, the contract is assured by lead-
ing a heart first.


HOW many words of four letters or more ,an yju
make from the letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letterword. No plurals or verb
forms ending in "s", no words with initial capitals
and no words with a hyphen or apostrophe
permitted. The first word of a phrase is permitted
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 14; very good 21; excellent 28 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
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deform fend fermion fern fiend find finder fine
fined finer fire fired firm firmed fond fonder
force forced ford fore form formed formic freon
fried friend from frond infer info inform
informed rife


ACROSS
1 Cross out (6)
7 Winebottle(8)
8 Secure (4)
10 Selected (6)
11 Witch(6)
14 Guided (3)
16 Narrow (5)
17 Stepped (4)
19 Mountain
ash(5)
21 Board(5)
22 Disgustng(5)
23 Fog(4)
26 Giant(5)
28 Headwear tem (3)
29 Throaty(6)
30 Wooded
area (6)
31 Partide (4)
32 Pardoned (8)
33 Vocalist (6)


DOWN
1 Sweet (6)
2 Rubbedout(6)
3 Paradise (4)
4 Ofmarriage(7)
5 Thong(5)
6 Mstake (5)
8 Unaccompanied (4)
9 ProvidedwIth
food()
12 Managed (3)
13 Class(5)
is of sound(5)
18 Proporton(5)
19 Rodent (3)
20 May (S)
21 Allowance (7)
22 Distant (3)
23 Abandon(8)
24 Thing(4)
25 Giggle (6)
26 Dense (5)
27 Sully(5)
28 Very warm(3)
30 Crazes(4)


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SEPTEMBER 25

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You'll welcome extra privacy during- :
the evenings as days may prove"
stressful and emotionally demanding.'
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Career prospects surface, and you
will be faced With a very important,. *-
decision. Make sure you weigh the*. .
pros and cons carefully. **. .
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
This will be a non-eventful week, ,
but it will be a productive and
relaxing one. You should be able to
tackle the tasks you've been
putting aside for months., v
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 '*'
If you find yourself caught up in the:-
middle of a family argument, try to "
stay neutral. If you don't, you could.
end up looking like the culprit.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Romance will be the highlight of the '
week. You may even start thinking
seriously about marriage. <'r
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
There may be some frustrations'
regarding finances and business'-
dealings. This could mean waiting
longer than you had expected for
cash or a loan. Think'wisely in your
own interest and try not to be too'.
extravagant. An exciting and romantic
weekend is inr store for you.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Romance .is looking good. If single,
you could meet that special some-'-,
one. If in a relationship, you will-
njoy a very romantic weekend. :.-
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family matters. Now is the time to
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spective and insecure may surface,.;
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in order to make progress.
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members. Someone close to you will., .
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friends. You will be very in-tune with.
your feelings and the feelings of.-
those around you.
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from the work you accomplish. It's a,
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SPCASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy
POPE Benedict XVI on Sun-
day praised an Italian nun for par-
doning her killers as she lay dying
from an attack in Somalia that
may have been linked to world-
wide Muslim anger over his
recent remarks about Islam| and
violence, according to Associat-
ed Press.
Benedict spoke to pilgrims at
his Castel Gandolfo sunm;er
palace where, on Monday, ho will
meet with ambassadors from pre-
dominantly Muslim countries in
an effort to defuse tensions aris-
ing from a speech he gave Sept..
S12 while on a pilgrimage in Ger-
many.
Rosa Sgorbati, an Italian mis-
sionary who worked' in a pedi-
atrics hospital in Somalia under
her religious name Sister Leonel-
la, was slain in Mogadishu Sept.
17ithe day that Benedict said he
was deeply somr his remarks had
offended Muslims.
The pontiff has also stressed
that the w ords he spoke, a citation
from a Byzantine emperor, in
nmelieval times. did not reflect his
own opinion.
Speaking Sunday about the
need to overcome selfishness.
Benedict cited the slaving of the
nun in Somalia. where she had
worked as a nurse.
"Some are asked to gie the
supreme testimony of blood, as
it happened a few days ago to the
SItalian nun, Sister Leonella Sgdr-
'bati, who fell- victim to violence,'!
the pontiff said.
"This nun, who for many years
served the poor and the children
in Somalia, died pronouncing the
wdrd 'pardon,'" the pope told pil-
grims dunng his traditional Sun-
day noon appearance. "This is
the-most authentic Chnristan tes-
tiniony, a peaceful sign of con-
tradiction which shows the \icto-
ryof love over hate and evil."
In the pope's controversial
speech, at the University of
Regensburg, where he had taught
while a German theology profes-
sor, Benedict quoted the words
of a Byzantine emperor who char-
acterized some of the teachings


of the Prophet Muhammad as
'evil and inhuman," particularly
"his command to spread by the
sword the faith."
In his appearance in the sum-_
mer palace, 25 kilometers (15
miles) southeast of Rome, Bene-
dict did not speak of his hopes
for Monday's appointment, which
the Vatican has said was called
because of urgent need for dia-
logue.
But the Vatican spokesman,
the Rev. Federico Lombardi, told
reporters at'Castel Gandolfo that
there were "expectations for a
cordial meeting."
Lombardi said that the num-
ber of Muslim countries annqunc-
ing they would attend had been
increasing'over the last few days,
S'although he didn't saythow many
ambassadors would attend nor
identify the countries.
: The meeting "certainly is a sign
that dialogue is returning to nor-
mal after moments of distur-
bance, of misunderstanding in the
past days," Lombardi said.
On Saturday, the pontiff,
speaking to a group of African
visitors, spoke of the need to
encourage dialogue between
Muslims and Christians.
The Vatican said Friday that


the pope had invited ambassadors
to the Holy See from predomi-
nantly Muslim countries to meet
with him in Castel Gandolfo.
Among the countries expect-
ed to send a representative was
Indonesia, where Christian-Mus-
lim tensions were sharpened last
week by the execution of three
Catholic militants. Benedict last
month had appealed to Indonesia
to spare the men. Other countries
included Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya
and Turkey, an officially secular
:country; which the pope is plan-
ning to visit in late November.
Also invited to Monday's meet-
ing were leaders of the Muslim
community in ,lialy, \hhic hie.,
ad\ ised the Italian gci- n.;1r ,
on political] delicate Issue 0ot
'Muslim.integration in.the larpitly.
Catholic country. Benedict s chief
aide on inter-religious dialogue.
French Cardinal Paul Poupard.
will also participate
Last week, the pope said he
had."deep respect" for Islam.
Amid fury in the Muslim
world, the Vatican also ordered
papal representatives around the
world to meet with.leaders of
Muslim countries to explain the
pope's point of view and the full
context of his speech.


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Hotels fear 'serious


bottom line impact'


from US travel plans


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE
Bahamas
H o t el I
Association
(BHA) las
urged the
US govern-
ment i to
exten iithe
deadline HEBETHEL
for indplue-
menting its
Western Hemisphere Travel Ini-
tiative (WHTI) to June 1, 2009,
warning that the current dead-
line "will have a serious bottom
line impact" on employment and
S. profitability in this nation's
S- resort industry.
In its feedback on the initia-
tive to the US Bureau of Cus-
,toms and Border Protection, the
"BHA said it felt not enough had
been done to inform US trav-
ellers about the changes the ini-
tiative will mean for them, even
though it is set to be imple-
mented in less than four months
time on January 8, 2007.
A letter, signed by BHA pres-
ident Earle Bethell, said: "US
visitors to the Bahamas repre-
sent nearly 85 per cent of our
total visitor arrivals, which
S- exceeded five million in 2005.
!'A significant number of these
.visitors do not have a US pass-
port, hence-our deep concern
about the impact which the
WHTI will have on our econo-
-- m our 4rhpl,: l rnen! level, is


Urge US to extend.
passport deadline
for all to June 1, '09

well as business and government
revenues."
The WHTI, introduced by the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity, will require all US citizens to
possess a passport "or other
accepted document" when they
return from travelling to the
Bahamas and the Caribbean,
eliminating the current passport
exemption.
Currently, many US tourists -
both stopover and cruise passen-
gers travel to the Bahamas using
other documents, such as a valid
driver's licence or birth certifi-
cate. Yet to return to the US
from January 8, 2007, onwards,
they will need a passport.
The BHA said that while it
welcomed a previous extension
to the WHTI deadline, it felt "not
enough" had been done to suffi-
ciently inform US travellers
about the pending changes.
It backed the views advanced
by the Caribbean Hotel Associa-
tion,(CHA), Caribbean Tourism
Organisation (CTO) and
Bahamian government, warning
of "the considerable negative
economic:impact which an earli-
er implementation schedule will

SEE page 9B


Less than 1% of




Haitian workers




hired from home


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

cent of Haitians
working in the
Bahamas were
hired by their
employers while living in Haiti,
a survey for the International
Organisation on Migration
(IOM) has found, indicating
that most Haitians working in
this nation's economy initially
did so illegally.
The IOM report, conducted
in conjunction with the Col-
lege of the Bahamas and other
government agencies, in sur-
veying Haitians working in the
Bahamas found that most -
some 36.9 per cent -obtained
their jobs after arriving here,
and personally visiting the
employer, while another 24.6
per cent were recommended
for the post by a Haitian friend
or relative.,
The IOM) report said: "Less
than 1 percent were hired'by
the employer while living in
Haiti. This observation proba-
bly shows how rare.it is for
migrants to arrive in the coun-
try with a job already arranged.


Its also suggests that disorder-
ly migration is widespread.",
The report's findings willnot
come as a shock to many, but it
puts into statistics what many
Bahamians and residents know.
to be a reality.
The fact that so few Haitians
are hired by 'Bahamians
employers while living inHaiti
also shows the issues likely to,
arise when the Immigration
Department enforces its new
policy of requiring allillegals
who obtained a work permit
in 2004 and 2005 to leave their
country before reapplying
when back in their homeland.
SIt is likely that few will be able
to reapply and be rehired legal-
ly. ..
The IONI report found that
based on a survey of 175 Hait-
ian respondents, the lack of a
work permit did prevent
migrants from finding work to
"some extent", as 81.7 per cent
were asked b\ employers to
produce identification and oth-
er documents if they wanted
to be employed.
Yet the survey found that 40
per cent of working Haitian
respondents were doing so
without possessing a valid


Report finds 40% of

working Haitians do so

without valid work permit


work permit. This shows that
not possessing a work permit is,
no barrier to finding employ-
ment in the Bahamas, and that
the problem is fairly wide-
spread.
The IOM report found that
Immigration Department and
police raids were only part of
the solution to illegal immi-
gration issues.
The report said: "The motor
which drives migration is the
demand for cheap labour, par-
ticularly in the construction
indust ry. Most migrants arrive
intending to work, with the
knowledge that previous
migrants, who also arrived.ille-
gally, managed to find work
and regularise their stay.
"Employers are willing to
employ illegal migrants. The
lack of legal status in the coun-
try obliges these workers to be
compliant to employers'


requests as they are outside
the protection of worker's
rights, and it allows employers
to pay migrants low wages."
The construction industry,
in particular, was singled out
as being a sector where the hir-
ing and employment of illegal
Haitian workers occurred.
Out of Haitians currently
working, some 20.3 per cent
said their first job was in con-
struction, with a further 19.1
per cent employed in garden-
ing/landscaping.
Terrance Knowles, president
of the Bahamian Contractors
Association (BCA), told The
Tribune that their members
would not hire illegal workers,
as they would "not put them-
selves at risk" of prosecution
by breaking the law like that.

SEE page 6B


Abaco closest to


tourism 'balance'

* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
SReporter
" ABACO's tourism industry is closest to achieving "the balance
we 6ught to strive for in our tourism ix", theMinistry of Touris-
m's deputy director-general said, having grown at a pace the
island can handle and attracting visitors with a long-terrh com-
mitment.
Addressing the Abaco Business Outlook Conference, David
Johnson said: "Abaco's tourism today represents that which is
closest to mirroring the balance we should have in our tourism
mix."
He added that Abaco's tourism industry had grown naturally,
"as opposed to forced growth".
"In other \words it has come
largely in portions that can be SEE page 8B



Contenders for Port

consultancy revealed


-. By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Ministry of Energy and
Environment last week inter-
viewed the five companies bid-
ding to serve as consultants on
the proposed relocation of all
shipping facilities from down-
town Nassau to southwestern
New Providence, the key first
step towards revitalising Bay
Street.
Malcolm Martini, the Gov-
Sernment's chief planning con-
sultant, told The Tribune that
S. the ministry was interviewing
their short list of possible can-
didates all week at the British
Colonial Hilton hotel.


The final five companies
interviewed were KPMG,
CoxShell, Ecorys-Liviense out
of Rotterdam, the Nether-
lands, London-based Halcro,
and th2M Hill from Palm
Beach, Florida.
Mr Martini said no decision
had been reached on the suc-
cessful firm yet.
The-relocation of the port is
a major factor in the master
plan" for the redevelopment
of Bay Street.
Running alongside the port
relocation project, the Gov-
ernmeht and private sector last
month formed a joint commit-

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Markets
IT was an active trading
week in the Bahamian market
as more than 106,000 shares
changed hands. The market
saw 10 out of its 19 listed
stocks trade, of which three,
advanced, two declined and
five remained unchanged.
Volume leader for the week
was Colina Holdings (CHL)
with 41,990 shares changing
hands, accounting for 39.3 per
cent of the total shares trad-
ed. The big advancer for the
week was FirstCaribbean
International Bank (Bahamas)
(CIB), up $0.24 or 1.74 per
cent to end the week at a new
52-week high of $14.
On the down side, ICD Util-
ities (ICD) lost $0.16 to close at
a new 52-week low of $8.49.
The share price of ICD con-
tinues its downward spiral as
shareholders await the end of
the hurricane season to see if
dividend payments will be
resumed by Freeport Power
Company.
For the week, the FINDEX
advanced by 7.59 points to end
the week at 717.85.

COMPANY NEWS
FirstCaribbean
International
Bank (Bahamas) (CIB) -
FOR the 2006 third quarter,
CIB posted net income of
$28.3 million, representing an
increase of $5.06 million or
21.8 per cent over the same
period last year. Total interest
income grew by $14.8 million
to total $61.6 million, while
interest expenses increased by
$8.4 million to total $24.4 mil-
lion.
Non-interest income
declined to $8.4 million versus
$10.4 million in the 2005 third
quarter. Operating expenses
grew by $2.1 million or 126
per cent to total $18.5 million.
CIB's management said the
higher income levels can be
attributed to the substantial
growth in the bank' s loan
book. particularly in business
loans and residential mort-
gages, which increased by $294


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DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:
Bank of the Bahamas (BOB) has declared a dividend of
$0.16 per share payable on September 25, 2006. to all share-
holders of record date September 19, 2006.
Commonwealth Bank (CBL) has declared dividends of
$0.12 per share payable on September 29, 2006, to all share-
holders of record date September 15, 2006:.
Cable Bahamas (CAB) has declared dividends of $0.06
per share payable on September 29, 2006, to all shareholders
of record date September 22, 2006.
Bahamas Supermarkets (BSL) has declared dividends
of $0.24 per share payable on October 10, 2006 to all share-
holders of record date September 29, 2006.
Bahamas Supermarkets (BSL) has declared a special div-
idend $0.36 per share payable on October 10, 2006, to all
shareholders of record date September 29, 2006.
Consolidated Water Company (CWCO) has declared:
dividends of $0.012 per share payable on November 7,2006,
to. all shareholders of record date September 30, 2006.
RND Holdings (RND) will hold its Annual General
Meeting on September 27, 2006, at 6pm at the British Colo-
nial Hilton, Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas.


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By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
SOME 74 pr cent of visitor
nights recorded for Abaco dur-
ing the 2006year-to-date are.
repeat visitors, leading the
Ministry of Fourism's deputy
director-gereral to call for the
island to wcfk at raising intent
to return els in Treasure Cay and Marsh
Harbour.
In his Iresentation to the
Abaco Bisiness Outlook Con-
ference, David Johnson said
repeat viitors to Abaco from
the US on average stayed for
four nights longer than first
timers.Canadian returnees
stayed or 10 nights more than
first tiners, and for European
returr visitors, the average
length of stay was 11 nights
long" than first time visitors.
Based on length of stay
alone, this meant that repeat
visitors spent more per capital
thai first time visitors.
Mr Johnson said 74 per cent
S.of visitor nights in Abaco were
attributed to repeat visitors in
2006, saying 11 nights on aver-
age. Some 57 per cent of visitor
nightsfor private boaters were
from repeat visitors, staying an
average of 22,8 nights.
Aid 69 per cent of visitor
nights for tourists staying in
apartments/villas/condos were
for repeat visitors, staying an
average 10.4 nights, while 67
per cent of visitor nights for
hotel guests were repeat visi-
tors, staying an average 7.6
mn lights.
S'For home owners, some 98
per cent of their visitor nights
were for repeat business, stay-


ing an average of 18.2 nights.
"This underscores the cru-
cial need to work at keeping
intent to return or recommend
at the very high levels we see
especially in the Abaco Cays
and raise it a bit more in Trea-
sure Cay and Marsh Harbour,"
Mr Johnson said.
Some 85 per cent of visitors
to the Abaco Cays were likely
to recommend the island as a
vacation destination to family
and friends, but this was down
to 80 per cent and 77 per cent
in Marsh Harbour and Trea-
sure Cay.
Visitor nights in Abaco had
increased by 123,700 in the
2006 first half compared to the
same period in 2000, Mr John-
son said, with 94 per' cent of
this increase coming from visi-
tors who stayed in apartments,
condos or villas.


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Some 60,000 more visitor
nights were being spent by
affluent US visitors with a
household income of $75,000
or above, generating 48 per
cent of the growth in visitor
nights since 2000, while house-
holds with incomes of between
$50,000 to $75,000 were also
spending .60,000 more nights
in Abaco.
Some 73 per. cent of
stopover visitor nights in the
2006 first half came from
tourists arriving by airline, with
Continental delivering 44 per
cent of airline visitor nights.
The airline was followed by
American, with a 19 per cent
market share, and Bahamasair,
at 7 per cent.
A further 12 per cent of
stopover visitor nights was
accounted for by private plane
arrivals.


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of rthe Cancer Caring Centre, a home ,wa\y from home rl.

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Saturday, October 28

Re-Launching of the Support Group


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THE FIRST BAHAMI4N REAL TOR TO SIMULT4NEOUSLYHOLD
ALL FOUR LEADING DESIGNATIONS FROM THE
N.4 TIONAL ASSOCL4TION OF REALTORS,
CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.

















Pat Strachan....... Leading the wayforward in professionallsm...integrity...reslts oriented

A FIRST IN THE HISTORY OF
THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY IN THEEBAHAMAS


GRI Graduate of the Florida Realtor Institute An Affiliate of the National
Association ofRealtors Chicago, IL. Awarded the GRI Designation in
1996 after successfully completing the Florida Realtor Institute -ourses
GRI 1,2 and3.



CRS First Bahamian realtor to attain the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Designation in 1995. The CRS Designation is the highest designation
awarded to a sale's associate in the real estate field by the National
Association of Realtors (NAR), the largest trade organization in the world
with over 1.5 million members. Less than 5% of NAR members hold the
CRS Designation.



CRB First Bahamian realtor to attain the Certified Residential Brokerage
Management Designation (CRB) in 1996. The CRB Designation is the
highest management designation awarded to Brokers/Managers by the
National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chicago, IL.



CIPS Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). The highest
International designation awarded to a realtor by the National Association
Of Realtors after meeting the tough criteria of successfully passing five
educational courses, involvement in international transactions with other
cultures and credits earned for real estate experience.-2006.

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Financial Careers Fest set for October


THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) and Min-
istry of Education's 2006
Careers Fest will be held on
October 10-11 at the Sandals
Royal Bahamian Hotel. Public
and private secondary schools
in New Providence have been
invited to attend.
The two-day event will focus
solely on careers in the financial
services industry, targeting
senior level grades in the public
and private secondary schools.
Sponsored as part of the BFS-
B's ongoing Financial Centre
Focus (FCF) public awareness
and education programme, the
annual Careers Fest showcases
the various career opportuni-
ties within financial services.
The event is co-sponsored by
the Ministry of Finance, Min-
istry of Financial Services and
Investments, and Rotary Sun-


rise.
At the Careers Fest, exhibits
are manned by industry profes-
sional associations and regula-
tors, with each providing details
on career options in banking
. and trust, compliance, invest-
ment funds and securities, insur-
ance, accounting, legal, telecom-
munications, and real estate.
Complementing the exhibits
is a lecture series focusing on
the broad range of careers with-
in the sector, as well as the aca-
demic qualifications and skill
sets necessary for entering the
world of financial services.
Key components of the
Financial Focus Centre are an
industry awards'programme,
industry media briefings and a
school outreach.
The Careers Fest was
launched in 2001 as part of this
last component.


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Pricing Information As Of:


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.... ........."E I00i8X: CLOSE 1.627.91 / CHG 00.08 /%CI- OGO00 t ..O W a.,
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9.21
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Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Kerzner International BDRs
Prme el Estate


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0.80
1.51
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IU.UU 10.00 Premier Real F- .

52wk-H 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
14.30 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.923 0.960 7.9 6.74%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
3.54 0.20 RND Hoidind a 0.45 0.55'0.00 -0.002 0.000 NM 0.00%

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D.60 0.35 RND. ... 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%

52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV I YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.3073 1.2508 Colina Money Market Fund 1.307286*
2.9513 2.4403 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.9513***
2.4606 2.2560 Collna MSI Preferred Fund 2.460616**
11923 1.1348 Coline Bond Fund 1192331"***

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NA KEY
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bi $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 Weeks Ask$ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 08 September 2006
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally 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
Dally Vol. -Numberbtflotalshares traded tobay :NAV -NetAsset Value 31 August 2006
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE -Closing price divided by the last 12"month Barns FINDEX -The Fdelity Biamas Stock Index. January 1 1994= 100 31 August 2006


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Dian Lvm MierRotay Siris; Vronia Oen.


Job Openings


Esso On the Run located at Carmichael Road

and Faith Avenue is seeking to attract suitable

candidates for deli, convenience store and pump

attendant positions.


Candidates must be pleasant and courteous.


Interested persons should contact Tel# 364-8338

to make an appointment to be interviewed.


We're drivers too.


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P.O Box N-82 Nassau, Bahamas
P.O. Box N-4827 Nassau, Bahamas


DIVIDEND




NOTICE



TO ALL SHAREHOLDERS



The Board of Directors of

Bahamas W "t~iT'Ilit& cRlt u

declared a Divideffrbfor OrdfWaiary

Shares, to all shareholders of record

as at Octobe 11th 2006

of 6C per share.



The payment will be made on

October 20th 2006 byColina '

Financial Advisors Ltd., the

Registrar & Transfe? Agent,

in the usual Manner.


David B. Donald .
Corporate Secretary


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Bahamas businessman



to assess Cayman lessons



on disaster recovery plans


INSIGHT-


ROBERT Myers, of the
Caribbean Group, will lead the
session on Lessons Learned/the
Bahamas Response at the
Bahamas Financial Services
Board's (BFSB) upcoming Busi-
ness Continuity Planning Seii-
nar, drawing on his experience
in the Cayman Islands.
*During Caribbean Land-
scape's development of the Ritz-
Cailton. Hotel and Golf Course
in the Cayman Islands, the
islands were hit by Category 5
Hurricane Ivan. The project sus-
tained heavy damage and mas-.
sive operational set backs as a":
r e s u l t .. '1
It was through this experience
and his determination to man-
age his company's way out of this
disaster that Mr Myers, who has
extensive experience in .con-
struction- and development,
became -involved with the pre-,
paredness of his Bahamiiai busi-
nesse. He then went on to form
the Disaster Management Work
Group for New Providence's
western.district.
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Mr Myers partnered with
Tropical Shipping and the Lyford
Cay Property Owners Associa-
tion.to host the first group meet-
ing in March 2006. The group is
now in the middle of organising
its disaster management plan,
and hopes to establish its active
Emergency Support Service
Groups (ESS) by the end of
2006.
Mr Myers said it was clear to
/him after going through Hurri-
/cane Ivan and attending his first
Disaster Management Seminar
in the Bahamas. that it would
take a lot more than just gov-
ernment-organised agencies such
as NEMA, or the Red Cross, to
get through a direct Category 5
hurricane hit on Nassau.
In Cayman, Mr Myers said:
"Nothing that I have ever heard
or read would have prepared me
for what we would go through -
and then endure for so long -
during and, most importantly,
after Ivan hit. The island just
came unglued.
"There is a real need for com-


munities and business to get
together and plan, implement
and then practice these disaster
management programmes.
"Everyone must take respon-
sibility to protect, safeguard, sus-
tain and, most importantly,
rebuild their lives and that of the
community. This is the only way
that we as a nation will recover
and maintain stability."
Mr Myers, Dwayne Mortimer,
Larry Glinton and Mary Braith-
waite head up the Disaster Man-
agement Work Group in the
west. This is a volunteer group
founded on the basis of taking a
proactive approach to all kinds of
potential disasters that may occur
in their community.
Mr Myers owns and operates
Caribbean Construction and
Management Services,
Caribbean Landscape,
Caribbean Garden Centre, West-
ern Hardware & Lumber and
Integrated Security Services in
the Bahamas, and Vigoro
Caribbean in the Cayman
Islands.


ONSTRUCTI

COMPTROLLER/ ACCOUNTANT


The eligible person will be required to manage and maintain
construction accounting functions, AP, AR, PR, Job Costs and GL
balancing, reconciliation 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 Manager.

This successful candidate must have at least 5 years experience,
hold a Bachelor's or Masters degree 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 email to: info@pbwlbahamas.com
Fax: 242.363.1279 Mail to:
PBWL
P.O. Box SS-6386
Nassau, Bahamas





Vacancy for the Post of Executive Director
Bahamas National Trust

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

Requirements for the post:

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

The successful candidate will:

i. 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 16t, 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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Bloch International is the leading provider of specialty dancewear. It is
currently based in Sydney, Australia with sale and distribution to specialty
retailers in the U.S. and Europe in addition to a manufacturing operation
in Bangkok, Thailand. Bloch International is in the process of setting up
operations in The Bahamas and is seeking a

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Position Summary:
The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the operation of
Bloch International through offices in The Bahamas. This will entail providing
leadership and direction to the Brand Strategy to ensure that all business
functions perform to their maximum potential and efficiency Reports to the
Board of Directors.

Dutiesand respQosiilities:
GlobafB3nd De44topMent-
*Dvelop the Global business Calendar from concept through to delivery to
market. Drive forward the development of the Business and Brand Strategy
into the marketplace.
Develop and implement strategic Business Plan in conjunction with Senior
Management in Australia to capitalize on all market opportunities.
Ensure the prediction of development strategy through accurate and early
feedback rather than reaction so as to ensure new product and new business
in accordance with the Global Business Calendar.
Work alongside Head Office team and CFO to develop the infrastructural
processes and specific systems to ensure maximum efficiency and
communication, and to instigate clear reporting and analysis function so sales
reporting become a seamless function and available to all relevant personnel.
Product Development
To execute, monitor, communicate, manage and confirm all product
development processes against a critical path tied into the Global Business
Calendar.
Ensure Design integrity is executed efficiently and accurately to strengthen
the overall product mix of the business in accordance with both market
feedback and innovative creative practice.
Management of the Design team and oversee Design Process, Marketing,
Promotion, Delivery, Education and Quality of Product:
Marketing
Implement necessary structure and procedures with the Marketing Manager
to establish a total Market Research Infrastructure for the Company. This will
include but not be limited to US Sales Teams/Retailers/Distributors/Product
Tasters/Focus Groups.
SImplement and monitor annual budget for all internal and external marketing
functions and ensure all departments are accountable and on plan throughout
the year.
I
; I.Cultivate key relationship and implement specific marketing programs to
realize the full potential of the Brand to penetrate the Dance Market. This is
to extend to all segments of the iharket from grassroots through to Company
Business.
Education and Experience
The role will suit someone with a demonstrable tract record of success
gained as a Managing Director or General Manager. The successful candidate
will also have a proven track record in Business development and Project
delivery.
Educated to degree level or above.
Compensation
Substantial package f9i the right candidate dependent on experience.
hIterested candidates should submit their resume by 10 October 2006
'to:

,// Clifford A. Johnson
PricewaterhouseCoopers
S Providence House, East Hill Street
P.O. Box N-3910
SNassau, Bahamas
pwcbs@bs.pwc.com


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PAGE 6B, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006


THE TRIBUNE


Less than 1% of Haitian


workers hired from home


COMMONWEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS 2006)CLE/gen/0013
IN THE SUPREME COURT
COMMON LAW SIDE
.BETWEEN

BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
Plaintiff

AND
LOPEZ CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED
First Defendant


AND
LENWOOD LOPEZ


Second Defendant


ELIZABETH THE SECOND, bs the Grace of Gnd. Quicn of iheC'r:,rriimii-.wean of th e
Bahamas and oi her other r ailns and terntones, Head of the 'onInsiii,'ijllh


TO: Lupr Construction Company Limited
,' N..ms k C'airall &I Compan;
Ijllmirn,,Tinul Hluldiny
1st Floor. Suite E21
P.O.Box: F-4646
Freeport, Grand Bahama


Lenwood Lopez
P,O.Box; F-44674
Freeport, The Bahamas


WE COMMAND YOU That.within Fourteen days after service of this writ
oil ..I iiiII I t"le l ~ i If 'Icih sen% It. %"U d.o eti..u n n aill|rriicr I K i. cll.io. tfor
).,,u w Il j I....n l ihe ir 1 BANK OFTHE BAHAMAS LIMITLII l -.1q.riil ruIl.
P.O.Box F.42608. Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas and whose address for service is
Messrs., Halsbury ( hlnller. Ilalshur) C'nomiin l ltenntr, 'Villd ageiJ R id 'il. I'O.Box
N-9"'I. N ,It. Tlhe Ruhulillja, Allonimcs fr Ihc PlminlllT.

.\d di. l i. e ,c Ilhal han dulltlll of \our s doing the Ilaintiffl mi.% pr .red ihNr In niid
judgement may be given in your absence.
WITNESS, thl' orfourableJTiuti Bfurton Hall .

'Oii racl Jusine uf the LCo'nnionucallh of the B.aiani, the 2-lJh J.i. Il liari.Idr' in the year
of Our : IrJ I hIsjand and St\

RE6hill.AR
N.B.-' hi. Hni nat m not bh- ed more than 12 calendar months after the above dates un-
less renewed by Order of the Court.

DIRECTIONS FOR ENTERING APPEARANCE
'I he Lkl'ieieindanl nI:l eilter appearranlse per.soall cr bN jl'~l .ru. wilhTi I.
hnidlin; n the JpprTpnelr Inrms. dul; iomplcld. at Ihc R,_iier'. .I ith
Saoprimr Cl urt. Grnmell J Lcs ants Juslice Cicnre. In rhe 1.11. ..I
hreewp.in in ihe Island of Grand Bahama, or by sending them to that office by

STATEMENT OF CLAIM

i iF PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM

I he Pljinlillf i and was atall nutrnal tllinr :i (t lllptlli dul'i .ery Jil..li .iil
existing under the Laws of ihc (.mmonw arlh ,I lh eB.ah.in.ir ..... -,i II.
business of money lending at drivers branches within the Commonwealth of
ihe HiliasnA'
ile a a r
2. The Fiti Defltndlant i.is t all mateal Ilniies .it ustmlincr ol il; PLjirnul's.

3. 1 lie tL.oidhl, Delnidntl ti all inatenal lime'. a giu:.iianl.r olthle Firs
Defendant's loan

4. hat on the 12th dai of December A I). 1997 the Defendant was granted a
loan in the amount of $29,000.00 with interest at the rate of 13%.

5. That the amoit repaid by the First Defendant is $10,000.(X).

6. 1 h.l the principal amount due hur unpaid b\ the Firi L\)clen.aiii i; t 145.25,
which became due on the 5th day of December A.D.. 2004.

7. That the am,'iIn ni inerrstl due unpuld I $1 814 51, 0 hirh i .i:;irit,,. t Ilie
rate o $10,736 per diem.

8. To dateie -irt Defendant h has filr It 1 the .iitmllin.l :,n.iaii tlue .ii
owing to thePlaintiff as aforesaid despite repeated der,~i.ni ii, i1 I'11 iI ii
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. I hi, the (tiurantee ia e\eulted on the 81h ld.i, tI l,,reii h., \.D,1,997.

12. That the Second Defendant was given Notice of the default of payment by
letter dated ith 8th da. of Decemnbr A D.,2004.

13. As a result of the aforesaid the Second Defendant is indebted to the Plaintiff 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:

i) The principal sum of $30,145.25.

ii) -The sum of $13,814.53 being interest due and uncollected and
continuing at the rate of $10,736 per diem;
'iii Cost;
iv) Such further or other relief as the Court deems just.

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


C ..h.ms y a R N .to
HALSBUR CHAMBERS
HALSBURY COMMERCIAL CENTRE
P.O. BOX WN79
NASAU, MBBAHAMAS
ATTORNES FOR THEKAM TP .

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


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FROM page 1B


He conceded, though, that
the BCA and its members did
not comprise or speak for the
whole Bahamian construction
industry, and it was likely that
other contractors did hire ille-
gal workers, although the size
of the problem could not be
determined.
Mr Knowles, though,
acknowledged that it was
"extremely hard" to attract
Bahamians into the construc-
tion industry, especially to fill
apprenticeship positions and
labourers.
He added: "It's not a glam-
orous industry by any means,
so it's extremely hard to attract
Bahamians."
This represents another
dimension to the issues sur-
rounding the hiring of illegal
workers. It is widely known


Wilton Street

Tel: 325 4459; 322 7865

Offering

Nursery, Toddler Care & Pre-Sc ool

Education
6 Weeks 6 Years
7:00a.m. 6:00p.m. Daily


AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING a n
HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE


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that many Bahamians view
jobs involving manual labour
as beneath them, or paying too
little, meaning they do not
want to do them and leaving
employers with little choice but
to look abroad to nations such
as Haiti.
And if their work permit
applications are rejected, or
take too long to be processed,
then it is easy to see why some
employers may be tempted to
hire illegal workers, just to stay
in business. Although this can-
not be condoned, it would pro-
vide one explanation for the
hiring of illegal workers.

Report

And the IOM report
summed up the attitudes of
many in a quote it attributed to
an unnamed pastor it inter-
viewed for the report.
The pastor, referring to a
Haitian he had hired to help


build his church, allegedly said:
"Do you know how much
work he gets through? He
works much faster than my
Bahamian relatives who start-
ed to help out.
"He got caught again in 'the
raids this weekend, but some-
how he paid $300 and got let
out. I cannot have him being
caught'like that again. I am
going down to Immigration to
get him sorted out."
And the IOM survey added:
"Some employers require
cheap, manual labour.
Although employers may be
unwilling to employ an immi
grant without a, work permit
once that person has a wo
permit they will employ hiri~.
The IOM recommend
that the Government crack
down on employers who hire
illegal workers as part of,a
wider drive to fully enforce thl
rules on work permits anid
migration. ,


PEPSICOLA BAHAMAS







WAREHOUSE MANAGER


Applicants are invited from suitably
qualified persons to fill the position of
Warehouse Manager. This position is
responsible for the day-to-day activities
of the warehouse operations to include,
supervision of 13 employees, shipping
and receiving of goods, inventory
control, and loading of sales trucks as
it relates to specific orders.


Ideal candidate would have a minimum
of an Associate Degree in Business
Management or related field and/or a
minimum of two years experience as
a Warehouse Manager/Supervisor
along with logistics experience.




Please send resume to:


Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box N-3004
Nassau, Bahamas




Email:
leotha.nixon@pepsibahamas.com


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2006'CLE'geni0024
IN THE SUPREME COURT
COMMON LAW and EQUITY DIVISION
BETWEEN

BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
Plaintiff
AND
TAMEKO BANNISTER
Defendant
ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas and of her other realms and territories, Head of the Commonwealth.
TO: Tameko Bannister
P.O. Box F-44199
#11 Pearl Way
Freeport, The Bahamas
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 be entered fo- ,
you in an action at the suit of BANK OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED Freeport Branch,
P.O.Box F-42608, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas and whose address for service is
Messrs. Halsbury Chambers, Halsbmy Commercial Centre, Village Road, North, P.O.Box
N-979, Nassau, The Bahamas, Attorneys for the Plaintiff.
And take notice that in default of your so doing the Plaintiff may proceed therein, and
judgement may be given in your absence.
WITNESS, the Honourable Justice Sir Burton Hall
Our Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas the 7th day of Feburary 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
unless 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, Gamnett J. Levarity Justice Centre, in the City of Freeport
in the Island of Grand Bahama, or by sending themto that office by post.
STATEMENT OF CLAIM
THE PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM
1. The Plaintiff was at all material times a Company duly organized and
existing under the Laws of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to cany on
business of money lending within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
2. The Defendant was at all material times a customer of the Plaintiff.
3. That on the 5th day of MarchA.D., 2004 the Defendant was granted a
Sloan in the amount of $14, 680.66 with interest at the rate of 14%.
4. That the amount repaid by the Defendant is $2, 855.00
5. That the principal amount due but unpaid by the Defendant is $15, 264.91.
6. That the date of default was the 28th day of February A.D.,2005
7. That the amount of interest due and unpaid is $1,410.87.
8. To-date the 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 Defendant is indebted to the
Plaintiff in the amount referred to in paragraphs 5 and 7 herein, upon which
interest continues to accrue at the rate of $5.86 per diem.
10. By reasons of the matter aforesaid the Plaintiff has suffered loss.
AND THE PLAINTIFF CLAIMS:
i) The principal sum of $15,264.91.
ii) The sum of $1,410.87 being interest due and uncollected and
continuing at the rate of $5.86 per diem;
iii) Cost;
iv) Such further or other relief as the Court deems just
Dated this 30th day of January A.D.,2006.

5L..... ... ..
cA NORTH
P o.BOXNw9i
KA SAU.TMB IHAMAS
AroNBWFO.RTHPlAlTiF
This writ issued by HALSBURY CHAMBERS of, and whose address for service is, their
Chambers, Halsbury Commercial Centre, Village Road, North, Attomnys for the Painiff.


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tee that will work to form a
Business improvement District
and other structures to over-
,,see the city of Nassau 's rede-
,. velopment.
The joint committee will
, work with consultant Brad
SSegal from Progressive Urban
SManagement Associates to
guide the BID committee
Through the development
Process.
In announcing that the 'Mas-
ter Plan' for Nassau's'regener-
ation,. developed by the private
and public sectors in close.col-
laboration with urban planners
EDAW, had been submitted
to the Government, Prime
Minister Perry Christie said
last year that all commercial
shipping interests would be
moved to a $200 million port
that would be built near
Clifton Pier.
Shipping


^* He added that the port
P' v would be able to meet New
, *Providence's shipping needs,
S when built, "for the next 50
years"
The Government, Nassau
Tourism and Development
S Board (NTDB) and the entire
private sector are pinning their
S hopes for the revitalisation of
downtown Nassau on the
S recently-unveiled masterplan
That aims to transform the
city's water and harbourfront.
%; Up to 4,000 new jobs could
be created through the revital-
.. ,f isation of harbourfront Nas-
'.-- sau. the project's m% aer plan
. .has prnliected.. ith ar, e'.\tr
-*,. $264 nhillioh' spent irk'th'-aren
*' per annum and a rise" in
S "tourism stays" of 98,000 annu-
: .'o ally.
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than 200 Bahamian stakehold-
ers working with urban plan-
.' a- ning consultancy, EDAW, said
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Bay Street and the area
between Montagu and Arawak
Cay would include raising
property values by $48 million.
It added that the enhanced
attractions, improved retail.
experience and variety of activ-
ities for tourists, cruise visitors
and Bahamians would also
boost cruise visitations by two
million hours per year.
Acknowledging that it was
the first step towards reviv-
ing the Nassau Harbourfront,
the Master Plan said: "Nas-
sau cannot afford to delay
moving forward given the
estimated billions of dollars
that could be generated in the
economy and the improved
quality of life that will come
as a result of implementing
this plan.
"The renaissance of Nassau
is imperative and cannot be
left to decline.......... It is time to
manage, enforce codes, clean
up and revitalise as a world
class destination and liveable
tropical urban model."


Revitalising the har-
bourfront a project that many
believe could be Prime Minis-
ter Christie's greatest achieve-
ment and his legacy to the
Bahamas even if he just kick-
starts Nassau's regeneration,
is dependent on three key
steps. The buy-in from all rel-
evant stakeholders will be crit-
ical, though.
Project
To implement the project,
the Master Plan has been
divided into seven segments:
Government Green, Down-
town Waterfront, Arawak Cay
and Beach, the Living Water-
front, Potter's Crossing, Fort
Montagu, arid Streetscapes.
To reinforce the sense of
Bahamian and Nassauvian cul-
ture, the master plan recom-
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Centre, Performing Arts Cen-
tre, Farmer's Market and Fish
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Nassau, Bahamas. Beginning in 2004, IndiGO introduced the Bahamas' first
licensed telephony competition to the islands of New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Abaco. IndiGO Networks is currently in search of a highly qualified
Senior Systems Engineer.

POSITION:

SR. NETOWRK ENGINEER

Job Description
Successful candidates should, be highly energized and willing to take on the
challenges of a fast-paced network rollout. IndiGO Networks requires significant
billing and provisioning integration, and administration of Oracle DBs and various
Windows and Sun Solaris platforms. Reporting to the Manager of Network
Services, the well-rounded successful candidate will be challenged with a collection
of objectives in the next year.
Responsibilities
Administration of MIND CTI IPhonex billing platform
Administration of Oracle DBs
Network Appliance NAS Storage Management & System Backup/Restoral
Billing platform/softswitch integration for all telephony products
Invoice management and development
Billing platform/web integration for online account queries
MS Windows 2000/2003 and Sun Solaris Admin
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Qualifications
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006, PAGE 7B


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'Interested parties'


look at Film Studios


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Film Studios
at Gold Rock Creek, the loca-
tion where the Pirates of the
Caribbean II and III films were
shot, has "several very interest-
ed parties" examining whether


to use the facility to shoot their
productions, sources close to
the situation have told The Tri-
bune.
The studios' immediate hold-
ing company, Gold Rock Creek
Enterprises, is facing a lawsuit
filed in Miami, but the company
has denied the allegation that


Legal Notice

NOTICE

KANTINGTON LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) KANTINGTON LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on the 22nd
September, 2006 when the Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Dizame Consulting S.A.,
Pasca Estate, Road Town, Tortola, BVI

Dated this 25th day of September, A. D. 2006


Dizarne Consulting S.A.
Liquidator



NOTICE


IN THE ESTATE OF
EDWARD WARREN
STEINER, late of
416-550 Wilbrod
Street, Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada, deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all. persons having
any claim or demand against or interest in the above
Estate should send same duly certified in writing to the
undersigned on or before 9t October, 2006 after which
Sdate, the Executrix will proceed to distribute the assets
ofthe Estate having regard only to the claims; demands

or interests of which she shall then have had notice.


FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attorneys for Executrix
P.O. Box AB-20405
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas


it has failed to meet lease pay-
ments on the 3,500-acre facility,
saying that all payments to the
Bahamian government were up
to date.
Ross Fuller, a Nashville-
based investment banker who
is an officer of Gold Rock
Creek Enterprises, described
the lawsuit's allegations as
"lacking merit", adding: "We
are confident they will be
thrown out of court."
The lawsuit was filed in Mia-
mi-Dade County Circuit Court


by the Bahamas Films Studios
Inc, a company unrelated to the
Bahamas Film Studios or Gold
Rock Creek Enterprises.
Mr Fuller described the
Bahamas Films Studios Inc as a
"shell corporation" founded by
a Bjorn Monteine.
The lawsuit alleged that the'
Bahamas Film Studios had been
in financial turmoil, projects
have been undercapitalised, and
it owed significant debts to var-
ious investors,
It is unclear whether the law-.


suit will impact the planned
takeover of the Bahamas Film
Studios by an investor group
not named in the court action.
Bahamian investment banker
Owen Bethel, president of the
Bahamas-based Montaque
Group, helped to put the group
together and is assisting with
their plans to restructure the
company's financial set-up.
Mr Bethel has been off-island
and unavailable for comment,
but The Tribune understands
that the due diligence period


for his group consisting off a
mixture of new and old
investors in the Bahamas Film
Studios had been extended
from August to this month.
The Tribune had been told
earlier this year that the
Bahamas Film Studios and its
managing director, Paul
Quigley, one of the project's
three founding partners, were
coming under increasing pres-
sure to produce profits and a
return on investment for
investors.


Abaco closest to tourism 'balance'


FROM page 1B

digested and at a pace that
enabled it to be readily assim-
ilated by the community," Mr
Johnson said.
"Abaco is demonstrating
that big is not better in Abaco,
and that a good mix can and
does work very well."
Mr Johnson said Abaco had
largely been shaped by its
repeat visitor business, and
seasonal residents and home-
owners.
These visitors had a long-
term commitment to Abaco,
rather than being "speculators
seeking to acquire and flip for
quick profits", which he felt
had "underpinned" the island's


stability.
Mr Johnson's presentation
may be interpreted by some as
hinting that the Governmen-:
t's so-called 'anchor property'
strategy for the Family Islands,,
with large resort projects to
underpin economic activity,
may not be the best develop-
ment models.
Mr Johnson said Abaco had'
received 65,000 visitors during
the 2006 first half, generating
some 590,000 visitor nights,
with guests staying an average,
of 9.4 nights.
He added that cruise visitors
to Abaco in 2005 reached
470,000, representing a 1 per
cent increase over 2004 when
468,000 cruise passengers
arrived.


LEGAL NOTICE



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

BRAMONT LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
the Dissolution of BRAMONT LIMITED,
has been completed, a Certificated of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been truck off the
Registrar. The date of completion olfthe dissolution was
August 14, 2006




IaB. Foster
loi: ConlintnitaI Llquiaior.s Inc.
Liquid.tor


RBC
FINCO

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #21, Blk#7, Winston
Estates Subdivision situated in the Eastern District on the Island of
New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
SBahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family Residence consisting of
'(3) three Bedrooms, (2) two Bathrooms.

Property Size: 18,007 sq. ft.
Building Size: 3,014 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 1011". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 29th September,
2006.


RBC
FINCO


NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No. 20, Lexington
Estates situated in the Southern Districts on the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon
is a Single family Residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.
Property Size: 7,296 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,175 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau,
Bahamas and marked "Tender 3005". All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 29th September, 2006.


Total air visitors to Abaco
in 2005 were 102,609, down 1
per cent over 2004, but a
"growing trend" had resumed
in the 2006 first half.
I In terms of the challenges
Abaco faced, Mr Johnson said
that while the island was visit-
ed by some 400,000 cruise pas-
sengers per year at Castaway
Cays, spin-off opportunities for
Bahamians were limited.
"We are barley scratching
the surface in terms of the rev-
enue opportunities from this
segment of visitors," Mr John-
son said.
A strategy "to reduce the
leakages of the tourism dollar
out of Abaco and simultane-
ously begin to increase the lev-
el of ownership by Bahamians
in the tourism sector as we
grow" was viewed as essential,
along with infrastructure
upgrades, the removal of
derelict vehicles along, the
Treasure Cay highway and
roadside mechanics, dealing
with stray animal issues, and
the provision of improved and
affordable housing options for
Bahamian workers.
"We need to replace the pre-
sent inadequate airport facili-
ties at Marsh Harbour and



Not
NOTICE is hereby given that
GREEN TURTLE CAY, ABACC
the Minister responsible for N
registration/naturalization as a
that any person who knows
.naturalization should not be grar
signed statement of the facts wi
18th day of.SEPTEMBER, 2006
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.E


upgrade field capabilities to .
handle jets, as well as provide a
modem and more spacious ter-
minal," Mr Johnson added.










gages.
The simplest form of
mortgage-backed security
is a mortgage pass-through.
With this structure, all prin-
cipal and interest payments
(less a servicing fee) from
the pool of mortgages are
passed directly to investors
each month.
A fixed-rate residential
mortgage makes a fixed
payment each month until
its maturity. Each payment
represents a partial repay-
ment of principal, along
with interest. Over time, as
more of the principal is paid
off, the size of the interest
payment declines.




ice a
MARILYN SAUNDERS, OF
O, BAHAMAS, is applying to
ationality and Citizenship, for
citizen of The Bahamas, and
any reason why registration/
ited, should send a written and
thin twenty-eight days from the
to the Minister responsible for
3ox N- 7147, Abaco; Bahamas.


RBC
@, FINCO


NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #209, Sunshine Paik,
situated in the Southern District on the Island of New Providence one
of the islands of the Commowealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon
is a Fourplex Apartment consisting of (2) 2-Bedrooms, (1) Bathroom,
and 2-2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Property Size: 4,957 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,940 sq.ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 2910". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 15th September,
2006.


RBC
FINCO


NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No.247,
Dorsettville Subdivision situated in the Southern District on the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Triplex consisting of (2)1-
Bedroom, 1 Bath 1-(2) Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Property Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,981 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 1967". All
offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday
29th September, 2006.


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Requirements:

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PAGE 8B, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006






MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006, PAGE 9B


,THE TRIBUNE


Hotels fear 'serious bottom line




impact' from US travel plans


FROM page 1B

have on our nations and our
lifeblood industry, tourism".
A 2005 study prepared for
the CHA by the World Travel
and Tourism Council (WTTC)
found that in a worst-case sce-
nario, the Bahamas could have
lost 13,134 tourism jobs and
$446 million in per annum
earnings some 21.7 per cent
of its current earnings total -
if the US had introduced the
initiative at its previous dead-
line December 31, 2005.
Survey
The WITC survey found the
Bahamas had the region's most
US-reliant tourism industry,
with 86.6 per cent of visitors
coming from that nation'
About 25 percent of all US'.
Visitors to the Bahamas cur- '


rently did not have a passport.
Initiative
The WHTI initiative and its
potential economic impact will
be raised during today's meet-
ing in New York between US
Secretary of State Condbleeza
Rice and her Caribbean coun-
terparts, including Bahamian
foreign minister, Fred Mitchell.
The BHA said Obie Wilch-
combe, minister of tourism,
had informed its executive
committee that he would
update Mr Mitchell of the
Bahamian hotel industry's con-
cerns.
It added that the Caribbean
foreign ministers would argue
that not enough had been done
to prepare the US travelling
public, and an extension to the
WHTI was reasonable because
"the economic consequences


legal Notice

NOTICE
HORNISSAF INC.


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

Cordelia Fernander
(Liquidator)



Shfavonne Rolle

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S ... Legal No-tice .... ..

NOTICE

BRAZORIA S.A.



Notice is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138 (8) of the International
SBusiness Companies Act 2000, the
dissolution of BRAZORIA S.A. has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the company has
therefore been struck off the Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




NOTICE


IN THE ESTATE OF
CLEVELAND EUGENE
ALBURY, late of Marsh
Harbour, Abaco, Canada,
deceased


NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above Estate should send same
duly certified in writing to the undersigned
on or before 9th October, 2006 after which
date the Executrix will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only to
the claims, demands or interests of which she'
shall then have had notice.


FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attorneys for Executrix
P.O. Box AB-20405
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas


for the region will be consid-
erable".
The BHA said the US Sen-
ate had passed an amendment
to the WHTI legislation,
extending its implementation
date to June 2009. The CTO,
CHA and the cruise industry
were lobbying for the House
of Representatives to pass a
similar amendment, and Flori-
da-based representatives had
given some signs of support..
The BHA also urged that
the WHTI deadline be extend-
ed to June 1, 2009, and that
this date be adopted for all
countries and both and air and
sea travellers.
The Bahamian organisation
also backed calls by the cruise
industry for the implementa-
tion date to be the same for
both air and sea travellers.
"The cruise lines enjoy a
price competitive advantage',
with labour and operating costs
which are well below that of
hotels in the region," the BHA
said.
Destination
"They use our destinations
to support and market their
offering. This gives them a
competitive advantage. Adding
to this by not creating parity
on the implementation date
would be detrimental to our
economy.


"Similarly, Mexico draws a
large share of US visitors to
the region and, like the cruise
lines, would be given an advan-
tage of time should there be a
staggered implementation
date."
Concern
The BHA had previously
expressed concern that the
existing US rules could affect
its 'impulse' traveller business
from Florida, as many in this
category travelled without a
passport.
Also among the categories
that could be especially hard
hit were travellers attending
conferences and meetings, as
they made their travel plans
months in advance.
In its latest feedback, the
BHA said that while some
Bahamian and Caribbean
hotels had incorporated the
cost of passport applications
by US travellers into their mar-
keting strategies, "this is not
practical across the board".
It called for pricing incen-
tives to be built into the pass-
port application fee structure
for families, group travel,
senior citizens and others.'
The Bahamian government
and private tourism sector has
worked on a joint communi-
,.cations plan on the WHTI
since last year, with the placing


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!with, Setiton 1 38 (8) of the International
Business Coni'anies Act 2000, the
dissolution of SAPPORO RIVER
COMPANY LTD. has been completed; a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the company has therefore been
struck off the Register.

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


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
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of posters in hotels, air and sea
ports in the Bahamas, and at
trade and travel shows.
But despite also taking out
advertising in the US, and in
airline magazines, the Internet
and reservations offices, the
BHA said this "falls far short
of what is necessary".
The US State Department,
the BHA said, had told it ear-
lier this year that communica-
tions on the initiative by the
US government would be lim-
ited until the rules were adopt-
ed; but this only happened in


August 2006, not April.
Resources
"We believe that insufficient
time and resources exist to sen-
sitise the public and to support
the processing of large num-
bers of passport applications,"
the BHA said.
"A well-funded comprehen-
sive communications plan, to
supplement that which is being
undertaken by industry and
government travel partners, is
essential."


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2006
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/Qui/00274

IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT Tract of land
containing 15.00 Acres in the vicinity of Hooper
Bay approximately 3 miles Northwest of George
Town, Exuma. .
AND

IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT tract of land
containing 52.50 Acres situate in the vicinity of
the Hermitage approximately 5 miles Northwest
of George Town, Great Exuma.
AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles; 1959.
AND

IN THE MATTER of The Petition of Jennifer
Johnson and Mary Moss (Administrators of the
late Edward Johnson),

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby giventhat Jennifer Johnson and Mary
Moss are applh ing to-the Supreme Court to have their Title
to the follow in investigated under Section 3 of The Quieting
'Titles Act, and the nature and extent thereof determined
and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the
said Court in accordance with the provisions of the said
Act.:

S. AL THAfraictoflant' siuttrl iwity
of Hooper Bay' approximately 3 miles Northwest-
of the Settlement of George Town, Great Exuma,
containing Fifteen (15) Acres and bounded as
follows: On the North by the sea and running
.thereon Three hundred and Ninety-five and
Seventy-eight hundredths (395.78) Feet. On the
East by land originally granted to Amelia Smith
but now the property of various owners and
running thereon One thousand and Eighty- seven
and Fifty-five hundred (1,087.55) Feet on the
South by a Thirty (30) Foot wide road running
thereon Five hundred and Fifty-six and Twenty-
eight (556.28) Feet. And on the West.by land
originally granted to Philip Bullard, but now
Hooper Bay and running thereon One thousand
Two hundred and Twenty-six and Fifty-three
hundredths (1,226.53) Feet. And
2. ALL THAT Tract of land situate in the vicinity
of the Hermitage approximately five (5) miles
.Northwest of the Settlement of George Town,
Great Exuma, containing 52.5 Acres and bounded
as follows. On the North by land the estate of
David Rolle and running thereon One thousand
One hundred and forty-two and Sixty-eight
hundredths (1,142.68) Feet. On the East by a
Thirty (30) Foot wide road reservation and land
now or formerly the property of the late Jasper
Ferguson and running thereon One thousand Seven
hundred and Twenty-nine and Thirty-five
hundredths (1,729.350)'Feet and on the West by
land said to be the property of Sunny Isle Estates
Phase Number Two (2) and running thereon One
thousand Three hundred and Thirty-five and
Ninety-six hundreths (1,335.96) Feet.

Copies of the Plans may be inspected during normal office
hours at the following places:-

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street
North in the City of Nassau, N.P., Bahamas; or,

2. The Chambers of James M. Thompson, Terrace
House, First Terrace, Collins Avenue, Centreville
in the City of Nassau, aforesaid;

3. The Local Administrator's Office at George Town,
Exuma.

Any persons who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate of Title is required to file in the Supreme Court
and serve on the Petitioners or their Attorney a Statement
of his, her or its Claim in the prescribed form, verified by
an Affidavit and other related requirements to be filed and
served therewith by the 9th day of October, 2006. Failure
of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his, her
or its Claim by the 9th day of October, 2006 will operate
as a bar to such Claim.

JAMES M. THOMPSON
ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONERS


BUSINESS


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Freeman Barr anxious' for




second fight in two months
seco dfil 1


R BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
IN A continuation of his
comeback in the ring, Free-
man 'the Natural' Barr will
have his second fight in two
months.
On Tuesday, October 31,
Barr will be appearing on a
card dubbed: "Fright Night,"
according to his manager/train-
er Steve Canton.
The fight will be scheduled
for the Harbourside Event
Center in Fort Myers, Florida
where Barr train in Canton's
SJC Boxing Club.
"He's looking good. He's
anxious to get back into the
ring," Canton said from'his
home in Fort Myers on Sun-
day. "We hope that if we have
this nice show on Halloween,
we can come back a month lat-
er on November 28 and have
another fight for Freeman."
Canton said the idea is that
they want to give the Andros ailable fron
native, now residing in Naples,
Florida, the opportunity to
fight as often as he can.
"We really want to get him
back in the picture," said Can-
ton as they look ahead to a
possible rating for Barr in any
or all of the major interna-
tional boxing organizations.
In the past, Barr was rated
in all of the organizations as a
super middleweight. But he
suffered an eye injury as he
attempted to fight for one of
the titles and he eventually
slipped out of the rankings and
then out of action.
Having sat out for the past
two years, nursing a series of
injuries, Barr made his return
to action in July and he need-
ed less than three rounds to
dispose of Terry Acker from
Tuscaloosa, Alabama in his
debut as a light-heavyweight, get a higher quality fighter very good and very
; Barr, at the time, said he was than Acker for Barr as h6 Canton stated. "He's
quite comfortable moving up lwats to give him every oppor- to get back into the r
in weight class and he was --tunit to ork-at glting beer really motivated and
dloking forward to slowing., d better as, s.hake,.ptff the Although he's bee
working his way up the ladder rng rust. the green light to fight
in the rankings. "He's anxious to become a said the doctors have
Canton said they intend to: world champion and he feels him that it will take al




Young sailors


take to the water





or annual event


0 SAILING
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE shores of Montagu were invaded by
45 boats and scores of enthusiastic young
sailors over the weekend.
The two-day, 2nd annual Royal'Bank of
Canada Optimist Sailing regatta featured
some of the Bahamas' top youths navigating
through the calm waters.
With a two and a half mile course mapped
out, the young sailors took part in three cat-
egories: red, white and blue. Red caters to
sailors between 12-15 years old; blue, 11-12
years and white 10 years and under. There
was also a green fleet for novice sailors.
The increasing number in the sport and
the large entry over the weekend left regat-
ta coordinator Jimmy Lowe very pleased
with the response.
Lowe spoke about the participation of
youth sailors from Long Island in the regat-
ta and the fact that many other Family
Islands have decided to include the sport in
their extracurricular activities.
Lowe said: "I am pleased with this year's
turnout, the response has been overwhelm-
ing. This is a great indication as to where
sailing is going in the country.
"We went from having only six boats in
Nassau to having 47, big improvement. We
are building on the Family Islands as well.
We have some boats in Abaco, Eleuthera.
Freeport recently got some boats.
"The increasing number has left me look-
ing forward to the nationals now. I am sure
the sailors will be looking forward to sailing
against each other as well.'
Lowe is hoping to follow the pattern of
the senior regattas, hosting annual regattas
in the Family Islands.
According to Lowe, this will increase the
growing numbers and spirit of the Bahamian
people towards the sport.


"I am smiling, the turnout has left me feel-
ing very excited," said Lowe.
"This is a great sport and we will have to
do everything in our paths to promote it.
Swimming is an important factor, so what
we did last year was the public schools in
the Oakes Field area we made it possible
for them to train at the swimming complex.
This will help with the fear most persons
have with swimming.
"But our biggest goal is taking it into the
Family of Islands, this is a dream we are
working towards and not too far in the dis-
tant future we should.host the first one."

Shores
But the young sailors who lined the shores
on Sunday afternoon weren't willing to wait
that long, using every opportunity they had
to hit the waters.
With only one race left, 14-year-old
Gerzario Anderson believes that he has done
a tremendous job in the first six races,
enough to place him in the top 10.
Although Anderson is optimistic, he
admitted that there are areas of improve-
ment he will have to work on to be the best
in optimist sailing.
He said: "I've been sailing for two years
now. When I first started it was a little hard,
but now I am getting the hang of things.
"I still have a lot of the things to work on,
but I saw, some improvements since I started
sailing. I moved from coming 15th to finish-
ing ninth so I am very proud of myself.
"I hope to improve on my finishing, I
know what I have to do. I am always late
when the horn starts so if I could move
quicker, I know that I will be right up in the
top five."
The overall results were not available up
until press time and will be listed in Tues-
day's edition of the Tribune.


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strong," months for Barr to have com- October and we are looking
i anxious plete vision in his eyes. at November."
ing. He's "We thought-in-the mean- Once the new year roll
anxious." time that we would-at least-ger- ar-und; Cant6i said tfieyf"ill
en given him about three fights before work immediately on getting
t, Canton the year is over," Canton another fight in January and
advised pointed out. "So we had a July hopefully again in February or
t least six fight, now we have this one in March so that he can get him-


self back into the ratings.
"By then, he should be feel-
iri 'at 100 perdet'tand ready to'
ft~gt anybody Canton said. -:-
o we are working at bringing; -
him back slowly. But he's anx-
ious and getting to go right'-
now."


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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


* SOFTBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
AFTER pulling off a 3-1 victo-
ry over the Del Sol Arawaks to
clinch the New Providence Soft-
ball Association men's pennant,
the TBS Truckers gave up game
one of their playoff series against
the New Breed.
The Truckers were holding
onto a 7-6 lead over the New
Breed on Sunday at the Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex, but they
forfeited the game after manager
Perry Seymour and third base-
man Stephen 'Slugger' Brown
were ejected.
Apparently the two players
took too long to leave the dug-
out and home plate umpire Harry
Dean called the game, awarding
the victory to New Breed.
Seymour said they were upset
because none of the umpires said
they called the play and he felt
that he, nor Brown, should have
been ejected for arguing the play.
The controversial play after
Alcott Forbes led off the top of
the fifth with a one-out walk, stole
second and scored on Sherman
Ferguson's double.
Ferguson eventually reached all
the way to third on an error, but
apparently Brown had applied the
tag, which the umpires claimed
they didn't see.
Words were exchanged Brown
and Seymour were ejected.
Now that they are trailing 1-0 in
the best-of-three series that will
have to continue after the med's
national team return from the
World qualifying tournament,in
Mexico, Seymour said he doesn't
know what will happen.
"Right now, we are too hot
headed to think about playing
softball," he stated. "I guess after
we calm down, we will decide
what we will do."
In the meantime, New Breed
celebrated with the opening vic-
tory, knowing that they only need
to come back when the series
resumes on October 14 arid win
the next one and they will advance
to the final.
the winner of their series will
play the winner between Del Sol
and the Stingrays Sporting Club
when they play game one on.
October 14 with game two on
October 15.
Their scores %as, also scheduled
to resume this weekend, but it was
postponed.
On Saturday, the Truckers
clinched the pennant with their
3-1 victory.
They had to play a sudden
death game after both teams fin-
ished tied at 7-2 %hen the league
was forced to break in July'
because of the destruction of the
Churchill Tener Knowles Nation-:
al Softball Stadium.
The stadium was demolished,
along with th6 Andre Rodgers
Baseball Stadium, for the con-
struction of the new national sta-
dium by the Chinese government.
Here's a summary of the pen-
nant game:
Truckers 3, Arawaks 1: Van 'Lil
Joe' Johnson led off with a single
and scored on Marvin 'Tougie'
Wood's RBI doubler before
Wood came home with the win-
ning run on an error that put
Philip Culmer on first.
TBS then scored an insurance
run in the seventh as Ramon Storr
had a lead off double, moved to
third on a passed ball and scored
on Wood's RBI sacrifice fly. :
Leroy Thompson got the win
and-Terrance Culmer came in for
the save.
Cardinal Gilbert suffered the
loss and Julian 'Jue' Collie had a
two-out single and scored on
Angelo Dillette's RBI single in
the sixth for Del Sol's only run.


up clash with


* SOFTBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THE Bommer George
Swingers are into the New
Providence Softball Associ-
ation ladies' championship
and are now awaiting the
defending champions Elec-
tro Telecom Wildcats.
With the NPSA cutting
short their regular* season
and resorting to a firsi round
best-of-three playoff series,
the Sw fingers swept the Prop-


er Care Pool Lady Sharks in
two straight games to
advance to the final.
They completed the sweep
on Sunday at the Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex with
an abbreviated 11-3 victory
in five innings via the ten-
run rule after out-slugging
the Lady Sharks 15-12 in
game one on Saturday..
"It's been a long time com-
ing to the championship,"
Swingers manager Gary
:'Super' Johnson admitted. "I
think we had a long break


and this year we were able
to put together because of
the weekend, a better team
to play. We got some good
pitching and some good hit-
ting.

Runs
In game one, Johnson said
they didn't play well, but
they scored sufficient runs
to win. In game two, he said
they did everything that they
had to do to seal the deal.


"It's good to be
the championship,
ed. "If we continue
like we played today
down on our mist
have a chance to w
The road to the
Sonship title won't b
one as the Swingers
to prepare for the
of playing champ
pennant winning
who blanked W
Eagles 8-0 in five
game one on Satur
The Wildcats wi


Ic


back into
"he not-
le to play
ay and cut
akes, we
champi-
be an easy
w ill haveo


opportunity to sweep the
Eagles on Sunday when they
.will play game two in their
playoff series on Sunday at
2pm at Baillou Hills.
*Here's a summary of how'
their games were played:


possibility N Swingers 11, Lady
lions and Sharks 3: After missing the .-
Wildcats, opportunity for the shut-out,
'hirlpool Bommer George tightened
innings in up their defence by bringing
rday. in Desiree Taylor to closed.
11 have an the door on Proper Care
Pool.
Trailing 11-0 going into
the bottom of the fourth, the
Lady Sharks came up with
*- three rug.s off 'starter
SBernadette Farrington as she -
started to struggle, forcing '.
manager Johnson to bring in
Taylor.
The Swingers had pro-
duced a six-run top of the -
first inning, highlighted by a."
S In a one-out. tw-run single fromni
ngh i Randell Cooper and another
onl\ two-out two-run single from
S Rochelle Moss.
co'ni- Cooper and Moss, joined .-
C.11 Christine ;Haniia, Nerissa--.-!
S.an1 Seymour, Theresa Miller an4d'-
c nd Denise Sears in getting two-
r, l\ hits apiece in the n in. Sey-
re\ mour also scored three
s times, while Miller, Cooper
ional and Dorothy Marshall all 2.
scored twice.
In e Alex Taylor suffered the'
Slene loss and she scored the first.
1. She of their two runs on DebbiW?
the McClure's RBI double.
a I P McClure:caught a ride home,
114 on Rosemary Green's RB'.
tI-ne single and Shirley Stubbs'
A honm one-out RBI single plate-'.
Greene.
ed up
1 the M Swingers 15, Lady
,on Sharks 12: Christine Hanna,:
s to Theresa Miller, Nerissa Sey;-
'rda,. mour and Denise Sears'
S. sparked Boomer George's,
0 TO offensive attack in game one".
Hanna went 2-for-3,with'
three RBIs, scoring twice;
Miller was 3-for-4 with three
S RBIs and three runs; Sey-.
mour was 2-for-3 with an
S RBI and two runs and Sears
S was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Desiree Taylor went the-
distance for the win on the
Sound,
Sherry Beneby suffered
the loss. She also helped her
- own cause with a 2-for-2 day .
Vi: with an RBI and two runs;
i.' Rosemary Green was 2-for-3
with an RBI and three runs
and Christine Jenore was 2-
for-3 with three RBIS.
Wildcats 8, Eagles 0.:
Mary 'Cruise' Edgecombe
spun a no-hitter, striking out
eight for the win in their
five-inning abbreviated
affair.
Hyacinth Farrington went
2-for-3 with an RBI and a
run and Chryshann Percentie
was l-for-3 with two RBIs
and a run.
Thela Johnson was tagged
with the loss.


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