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Volume: 102 No.255 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006 PRICE 750





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Minister claims FNM is

'promoting lies' over

Anna Nicole Smith permit


SLAMMING the FNM yes-
terday for "promoting lies" in
the case of Anna Nicole
Smith's permanent residency
status, Minister of Labour and
Immigration Shane Gibson
went on record stating that he
never received a cheque for
the US celebrity's residency
permit.
"Let it be known for public
information that no cheque
was ever personally collected
by me nor delivered by me or
to me in connection with
Anna Nicole Smith. Anything
to the contrary is a vicious lie
conceived in ignorance and
spread in wickedness by the
FNM," the minister said in a
press statement yesterday.
The FNM has called for an
investigation into the matter
of Ms Smith's status, claiming
that the $10,000 cheque for
the residency permit was not
given to the "appropriate offi-
cers" at the Immigration
Department, but rather to
Minister Gibson himself at the
celebrity's Eastern Road
home,
Responding to these claims,
Mr Gibson yesterday empha-
sised that there "was and is
nothing illegal, immoral or
unethical about the matter."
"The Bahamas governmen-
t'fui's rds in this matter have
been properly secured and
accounted for at the Depart-
ment of Immigration. For the
record, the payment cheque
in this matter was drawn on
the account of the recipient's


attorney, made out to the Pub-
lic Treasury and deposited on
Friday past, The FNM's fan-
tasy over this is nothing more
than sly political mischief," he
said.
The minister:said he is con-
tinuing with his mandate -
which he initiated as Minister
of Housing- to improve the
entire process of governance
He said he-has started in
this same direction at the
Department of Immigration
which has resulted in the
implementation of new strate-
gies and systems to .ensure
efficiency.
"Opponents of this govern-
ment have- insisted on com-
plaining about what they say is
the slow pace of bureaucracy,
yet when efficiencies are
demonstrated together with
due process, they continue to
complain,
"The Department of Immi-
gration is pursuing efficiency
in a areas, including the pro-
cessing of work permits and
permanent residency and the
processing of Ms Smith's
application is but one exam-
ple," he said.
Mr Gibson pointed out that
as Minister for Immigration
he holds the "ultimate respon-
sibility" for the conduct of
each officer and each applica-
tion process of the Depart-
ment of Immigration, making
it impossible for him to "inter-
fere" with the process.
SEE page nine


Sandilands
employees hold
protest over
'inhumane
conditions'
MORE than forty employ-
ees of Sandilands Rehabilita-
tion Centre gathered yester-
day in front of the institution's
gates to protest what they call
"inhumane conditions" at the
country's only psychiatric hos-
pital.
The protest began at 7,30
am and resulted in a general
meeting being called by Sandi-
lands' administration. The
general meeting included the
employees, union representa-
tives and Sandilands' Admin-
istration.
The media was not allowed
into the meeting, however The
Tribune learned that members
of the, senior management at
the Public Hospitals Authori-
ty (PHA) met with Sandi-
land's staff and are address-
ing their various concerns.
A full statement by the
PHA on this matter is expect-
SEE page 11


Report on Haitian
immigration
'does notshow
positive impact'
A NEW report on Haitian
immigration to the Bahamas
does not take into account the
positive impact of thle-Haitian-.
Bahamian community, it was
claimed yesterday.
According to Dr Eugene
Newry, the Bahamian Ambas-
sador to Haiti and Dominica,
the International Organisation
of Migration (IOM) report on
Haitian nationals in the
Bahamas is a good first effort
despite the fact that it does have
some weaknesses.
When asked about the weak-
nesses of the IOM report, Dr
Newry suggested that "the
report is relatively silent on the
significant number of Haitian-
Bahamians who have made
incredible achievements in the
Bahamas."
Dr Newry was commenting
on the recently released IOM
report that was conducted in
conjunction with the College of
the Bahamas and other govern-
SEE page 11


National Security Minister defends

Urban Renewal Programme


SBy ALISON LOWE
THIS year's nearly doubled
murder rate has prompted
claims b) the minister of nation-
al security, and the FNM, about
the relevance of government's
Urban Renewal Programme.
National Security Minister
Cynthia "Mother" Pratt, dis-
puted the claim that the
increase -- evidenced by the
fact that the number of mur-
ders this year is almost double


that of September 2005 in
any way indicates the failure of
the Urban Renewal Pro-
gramme.
"I don't support that at all,"
she said,
The programme the brain-
child of the Prime Minister him-
self is now in its fourth year
in some areas.
Making a: distinction
between crime in inner city
SEE page nine


Man held in connection

with stabbing death
* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
POLICE have a man in custody in connection with the death of
Tyrone Linden over the weekend. The stabbing death raised the
murder rate to 40 for the year.
According to Inspector Walter Evans, police press liaison, offi-
cials are following several leads into Mr Linden's death and expect
to close the case quickly.
Mr Linden, 41, of Charles Vincent Street, died as a result of
multiple stabs wounds in his chest sometime after 9 o'clock Satur-
SEE page nine


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PAGE 2. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006


Politicians and prelates can




change history with a word


EVENTS over the last few
weeks have been interesting,
exciting and sometimes depressing. At
home the nation was shocked beyond
words by the brutal attack on a six-
year-old child and we are still wonder-
ing where we are going as society :
Yet another PLP Government Min-
ister was under fire, this time for using
his office to secure very special treat-
ment for a close friend, Shane Gibson
is one of those ministers who seem not
to have the foggiest idea of how a Cab-
inet minister ought to conduct himself,
On the world stage there was high
theatre with a session of the Non-
Aligned Movement in Havana and the
opening of a new session of the Gen-
eral Assembly of the United Nations in
New York, ,
The Havana meeting at least pro-
vided an opportunity for two great
nations, India and Pakistan, to put their
peace-making efforts back on track in
spite of the bloody history dividing
them.
At the UN, Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez had some things to say to
the United States that it needed to
hear, but he damaged his cause with
an outrageous personal attack on Pres-
ident George Bush.
Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad was the big winner at the
UN. His speech and his comments at
press conferences were controversial to
be sure, but he conducted himself with
dignity and made some telling points
that the West ought to take to heart.
One conservative pundit described
his performance as "riveting", and more
Americans are coming around to the
view that their president should'talk to
this man. It would be better to seize
every opportunity for peace before
plunging the Middle East into more
bombing and bloodshed.

In a BBC discussion hosted by
Zeinab Badawi at the University
of Colorado, a group of Nobel peace
laureates, including the Dalai Lama and
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, again
emphasised that genuine peace can
come only when the demands of social
and economic justice are met.
In a scholarly discourse on faith and
reason at the German Uniersitv of'
Regensburg, Pope Benedict \1V final-
ly, as one commentator put it, emerged
from the huge shadow of his great pre-
decessor, John Paul II, but perhaps not
in the way he might have wished.
The Pontiff reminisced about his days
as a university lecturer and then
launched into his talk by quoting a pas-
sage from an ancient dialogue between
a Christian king and a Persian scholar, It
was about the prophet Mohammed, and
what he said so offended Muslims that
violent demonstrations broke out in
some cities.
'*

Leaders of church and state have
always known how important it
is to watch what they say because of
the far-reaching consequences that can
flow from an ill-considered statement,
or even a well-intentioned statement
that nevertheless lends itself to mis-


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chievous interpretation.
A snippet of a carefully-crafted pro-
nouncement can be taken out of context
and be, in the words of Rudyard
Kipling, "twisted by knaves to make a
trap for fools"..
The spontaneous comment politicians
are.often called upon to make can be
risky, and barbs hurled in anger can be
deadly. Then, of course, there is the
downright stupid remark that even the
most intelligent person can sometimes
utter. All these dangers are more acute


The spontaneous
comment-
politicians are often
called upon to make
can be risky, and
barbs hurled in
anger can be deadly.



in today's sound bite world.
The most popular historical case
about how careful leaders have to be in
what they say and to whom they say it is
that of the 12th century King Henry II
of England and Archbishop Thomas
Beckel of Canterbury,
Becket was a brilliant young Norman
living in England in the service of the
church, He was very anxious to please
the king anrd so, when the opportunity
presented itself, Henry arranged for
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bishop, all in a matter of days.
Then the archbishop suddenly started
to put the will of the church above of
the will of the king. Henry, a powerful
king in Britain as well; as on the conti-
nent, seems to have had a loyalty prob-
lem. His wife, Eleanor, and three sons,
including the future Richard the Lion-
heart, also rebelled against him.
During the protracted conflict
between Henry and Becket, the exas-
perated king exclaimed to some of his
knights, "Will no-one rid me of this tur-
bulent priest?" or words.to that effect,
So four of his knights went to England
and killed Becket in his cathedral. It is
said that Henry regretted his hasty
remark, but Becket was dead,

n Bahamian politics there is a very
long list of quotes that rightly
or wrongly proved bothersome to their
authors for many years, and some made
history. Indeed, the politician who ends
his career without at least one such to
his credit can consider himself lucky,
inconsequential or clever.
In the,1960s UBP politician Peter
Bethell was at a conference in Africa
when he was reported to have-said that
the white minority government had kept
control of the black majority through
careful planning.
PLP politicians,. especially the flam-
boyant editor of The Herald, Cyril
Stevenson, made creative use of the
expression "careful planning" for many
years afterwards.
On the eve of the 1967 general elec-
tion, Sir Stafford Sands, in an unusual-
ly bold prediction for a politician,
announced that "As sure as the sun will
rise tomorrow the UBP will win 24
seats!"
That was the election which dramat-
ically changed the course of Bahamian
history, Sir Stafford's party ended up
with only 18 out of 38 seats in the House
of Assembly, majority rule came to The
Bahamas and a humiliated Sir Stafford
went into exile in Europe.

n 1974 Sir Clifford Darling, then
Minister of Labour and Welfare,
introduced the legislation for the estab-
lishment of National Insurance in The
Bahamas. Sir Clifford was .explaining
that those Bahamians who were already
senior citizens and therefoOi not able to
contribute would nevertheless be
included in the programme. But it
sounded as if Sir Clifford was saying
that "the old people would be getting
something for nothing".
The truth is, of course, that Sir Clif-
ford's only sin was a bad choice of
words because all who knew him were.
aware of his genuine care for older
Bahamians who found themselves in
want in the twilight of their lives,
At a rally in 1972 just before the gen-
eral election, FNM Leader Sir Cecil
Wallace Whitfield was condemning an
alleged PLP plot to register voters in
constituencies ndt' where they were
residing but where they were most
needed by the party.
Sir Cecil warned that if those partic-
ipating in such illegal activities were
discovered, "I will prosecute their back-
*sides straight to jail." PLP operatives
at ZNS lifted that statement out of con-
text and replayed it repeatedly along-


side a well-modulated clip from Sir Lyn-
den Pindling.
Sir Lynden, whom Sir Cecil used to
call "Sweet Mouth Willie", was noted
for his oratorical skills in the Bahamian
vernacular, as well as flawless English
when it suited the occasion, but he holds
the record for ill-considered or misin-
terpreted statements.
In July, 1969, when the PLP Govern-
ment was locked in battle with the


It is hard to say
whether Sir
Lynden ever regret-
ted his "get to hell
out of the boat"
challenge even
though he was obvi-
ouslystunned by the
immediate
reaction.


Grand Bahama Port Authority, Sir Lyn-
den went to Freeport and made a
speech acknowledging the economic
opportunities for Bahamians in that city
but adding: "...Bahamians are never-
theless still the victims of an unbending
social order which, if it now refuses to
bend, must be broken.",
That was reduced to "bend or break"
. and came to sum up, in the minds of
many, Sir Lynden's attitude and inten-
tions towards Freeport. There were
indeed changes that needed to be made
in Freeport but some of Sir Lynden's
colleagues felt that those changes could
have been effected without breaking
the economic back of the city.

he way Sir Lynden handled the
Freeport crisis and other mat-
ters, including Bahamas Airways, .fur-...
ther agitated some of his colleagues and
atthe'PLPconvention in October. 1970,
led him to issue a historic challenge:
"If you can't fish, cut bait. If you can't
cut bait, get to hell out of the boat!"
Sir Cecil accepted the challenge and
in his convention speech dramatically
announced his resignation from Sir Lyn-
den's Cabinet. That accelerated events
leading to a no-confidence vote against
Sir Lynden in the House of Assembly
the next month, and the founding of
the FNM in 1971.
It is hard to say whether Sir Lynden
ever regretted his "get to hell out of
the boat" challenge even though he was
obviously stunned by the immediate
reaction. No doubt he did regret some
unkind public remarks he made about
certain individuals, including his for-
mer friend and colleague Carlton Fran-
cis,
So the more powerful you are politi-
cian or prelate and the higher you are,
the more careful you have to be about
what you say. Your word can change
the course of history.


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TWO men suspected of conm-
mitting sex offences are being
hunted by the Central Detec-
tive Unit.
Kendal Laramore, 45, whose
last known address is listed as
Mathew Street Nassau Village,
is wanted for allegedly commit-
ting the offense of unlawful
intercourse. He is described as
being of fair complexion. He is
described as 5ft 10in tall, of
medium build and weighing
approximately 195 pounds.
Dominic Levarity, 34, of
Hamster Road, Faith Avenue,
is also wanted by the Central
Detective Unit for alleged sex-
ual offences.
Levarity is described as being
of fair complexion, medium
build and weighing approxi-
mately 195 pounds.
Both men are being consid-
ered as armed and dangerous.
Persons with information
regarding their whereabouts are
asked to contact the Central
Detective Unit at 502-
9930/9991, police control Room
at 323-3333 or Crime Stoppers
at 328-8474 or their nearest
police station.


Man faces
charge of
intent to
supply drugs
A 31-YEAR-OLD man
charged with possession of mar-
ijuana and cocaine with the
intent to supply was arraigned
in magistrate's court yesterday,
Alfred Destemar, of Peach
Street, was arraigned on the
charges before magistrate Car-
olita Bethel. It is alleged that
on Tuesday September 19,
Destemar was found in posses-
sion of five grams of cocaine
and 20 grams of marijuana.
Destemar pleaded not guilty
to the charges and was remand-
ed until Wednesday, when he
will return to court for a bail
hearing.


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In brief

Four appear
in court
following
drug seizure

FOUR men were arraigned
in magistrate's court yesterday
on charges relating to a $1.4 mil-
lion drug seizure in South
Andros last week.
The men, Rithmond Mckin-
ney, 41, of High Rock South
Andros, Nathan Stubbs, 37, of
Joe Farrington Road, Outhnell
Collins, alias Outhnell Strachan,
24, of Mangrove Cay, and
Hensley Nicholas were
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethel at Court 8 Bank
Lane.
The four men are charged
together with conspiracy to
import, conspiracy to posses,
importation and possession with
the intent to supply dangerous
drugs, namely marijuana.
It is alleged that between
Tuesday September 19 and Fri-
day September 22, the men,
being concerned together and
with others, conspired to import
the drugs, It is also alleged that
the men conspired to posses,
imported and had the drugs in
their possession with the intent
to supply on Friday September
22 while at High Rock South
Andros.
SAll of the men pleaded not
guilty to the charges and were
remanded to Her Majesty's.
Prison. They will return to court
on October 2 for a bail hearing.
Mckinney was also arraigned
on a separate charge of posses-
sion of marijuana with the
intent to supply. He denied the
charge, which alleges that he
was in possession of three and a
quarter ounces of marijuana on
Friday September 22 while at
High Rock.
According to initial police
reports officers from the Drug
Enforcement Unit (DEU) trav-
elled to South Andros at noon
on Friday where they discov-
ered 34 crocus-sacks some
14,000 pounds filled with the
drugs in two caves.

SMan charged
with assault
and attempted
kidnapping

A 33-YEAR-OLD man of
Margaret Avenue charged with
assaulting 40-year-old woman
with the intent to rape her and
attempting to kidnap her was
arraigned in magistrate's court
yesterday.
It is alleged that on Friday
September 22, Trevor Sands
assaulted a 40-year-old woman
with the intent to rape her. A
second charge stated that on
that same day, Sands attempted
to kidnap the woman. Sands,
who was arraigned before mag-
istrate Marilyn Meers, was not
required to plead to the charge.
Sands was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison and the case
was adjourned to January 17,
which is when a preliminary
inquiry will begin.

Women put on
alert following
series of
robberies

TWO men in a white car,
possibly a Sentra or Honda, are
following women leaving food-
stores and robbing them at gun-
point.
Police are warning women to
be on the alert following an inci-
dent in which one woman was
robbed while closing the door to
her home, having just brought
groceries in from her car.

Round refusal
earns driver
a smashed
back window
A GROUP of men standing
outside a bar threw stones
through the back window of a


man's car after he refused their
demands to buy them drinks.
The incident happened on Sat-
urday in West Street, Bain
Town.



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Cuban and Haitian teachers




welcomed to the Bahamas


IN the effort to enhance the
quality of education in the
Bahamas, 16 foreign teachers
were welcomed into the Min-
istry of Education, Science and
Technology yesterday.
The teachers, 14 of whom
are Cuban and two Haitian,
will aid in the subject areas of
special education, mathemat-
ics, physics, physical education,
Spanish and French. Around
half of them will be stationed
at Family Island schools.
"Cuba's policy for 47 years
has been to help the countries
in need because if we are here
today, we owe our own exis-
tence to the solidarity of the
world particularly the
Caribbean," said Cuban
Ambassador to the Bahamas
Felix Wilson.
"We have graduated in 47
years over 500,000 teachers
and over 77,000 doctors," he
added. "As Ambassador I am
sad that we are not able to pro-


vide more teachers because of
the language but I promise
you for next year, we will have
much more teachers to offer
you.")
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Fred Mitchell signed an agree-
ment with Cuba last week
allowing the foreign teachers
to work in the Bahamas legal-
ly. Their contracts will be valid
for three years.

Challenge

Speaking at a welcome cere-
mony for the teachers at Uriah
McPhee Primary School yes-
terday, Minister of Education,
Science and Technology
Alfred Sears said education
officials have "very conscious-
ly sought" to increase the num-
ber of male teachersin schools,
"as we are challenged in that
area."
Bahamas Union of Teach-


ers (BUT) president Ida Poiti-
er-Turnquest said the union is
currently working in collabo-
ration with the ministry to
make sure that education in
the Bahamas achieves a level
of "pure excellence" so that
young Bahamians can become
better citizens.
She welcomed the new
teachers not only to the
Bahamas and the public edu-
cation system, but also as new
members of the union.
After supplying them with
contact information, Mrs
Poitier-Turnquest invited the
teachers to share any prob-
lems they might experience in
their new jobs with BUT offi-
cials.
One of the new teachers,
technical drawing and work-
shop skills instructor Carlos A
Rodriguez said he is sure that
the project will be a success
despite the language barrier.
"It will be normal to teach


.. .. . .. ... . . ...-, .,
* NEW Cuban and Haitian teachers attended an orientation yesterday at the Uriah McPhee
Primary School. The teachers were welcomed into the educational system by Minister of
Education Alfred Sears and president of the BUT Ida Turnquest.



Man stabbed to death in


Grand Bahama identified


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The man
stabbed to death on Saturday
morning in Grand Bahama has
been identified as 25-year-old
Gerald Joseph.
According to reports, the
body of Joseph, a resident of
Regency Park, North
Bahamia, was found lying dead
on the ground near the barber
shop in the International
Bazaar.
A second man, Alexander
Demeritte, 28, also of Regency
Park, North Bahamia, was


found nearby with stab
wounds in his upper left shoul-
der
Joseph's death is the eighth
homicide for the year on
Grand Bahama.
According to police reports,
the incident occurred around
2.30am on Saturday.
Demeritte told police that he
and Joseph were walking past
the barber shop in the Inter-
national Bazaar when they
were suddenly accosted by two
other men, armed with knives.
He said the men began stab-
bing them about the body.
Police later received a call


from an unidentified man who
reported that a man was lying
on the ground and that an
ambulance wasneeded.
When police and EMS per-
sonnel arrived at the scene
they discovered a young man
lying motionless with multiple
stab wounds. He was-wearing
short blue jeans and white polo
shirt.
Joseph was taken to Rand
Memorial Hospital, where he
was officially pronounced dead
on arrival.
Demeritte was treated for
his injuries and is still in hos-
pital.


here as soon as we get accus-
tomed to the language. In


maybe two or three months, we
will be in a better way," he said.


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battle for justice is likely to go
to trial in the Supreme Court
next spring.
A judicial review has been
set for January, 2007; with a
trial listed for May in front of
Justice John Lyons.
For Greg and Tanya Cash,
receiving firm court dates
marks a significant step in
their fight with the Baptist
educational establishment.
The couple said: "This four-
year battle for justice has not
been easy for this family, but
God has been our strength.
He has kept us both mentally
and spiritually."
Mr Cash is seeking damages
from several defendants in the


Baptist church for alleged
"wrongful dismissal" as coach
from the Jordan Prince
William High School in 2002.
The couple also allege vio-
.lation of their constitutional
rights among several other
claims against the Baptist edu-
cation authority.
Over the last four years, Mr
and Mrs Cash have claimed
repeatedly that they were
being blocked in their fight
for justice.
But a recent hearing before
Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall
led to the matter being
referred to the Supreme Court.
The couple intend to repre-
sent themselves when the mat-
ter is heard next year.


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3 *ORAUL ES TOTH EDTO


THERE IS MUCH confusion as to who sits
on the Immigration Board.
This is a Board that has many faces and it
depends on what application is being consid-
ered as to who sits in judgment on a person's
or a company's future.
For example, the permanent residence per-
mit for American Anna Nicole Smith would
have been decided by the Cabinet, although it
is claimed that her permit got extra special
treatment by being personally delivered to
her by the Minister of Housing and Immigra-
tion.
All matters of permanent residence and
citizenship are Cabinet decisions.
Immigration Minister Shane Gibson heads
the board made up of the Director of Labour,
Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Labour
and Immigration, Director of Immigration,
and support staff from'Immigration usual-
ly another deputy and senior immigration offi-
cer. They deal with applications for work per-
mits and their renewals, spousal permits, and
annual residency permits for second home
owners.
Despite Minister Gibson's assurance that
he has injected efficiency into his department,
it still seems that there is no consistency in
decisions or how quickly they are dealt with.
For example, spousal permits, initiated by
the FNM, have been made a nonsense in the
hands of the Christiegovernment.
Whoever heard of a foreign spouse being
free for the first five years of the marriage to
work wherever he or she pleases without a
work permit, but at the completion of five
years needs a work permit to be employed.
From time to time there have been many
marriages of convenience in the Bahamas.
However, there were far more genuine
marriages that were put under a great deal of.,
strain some of them resulting in divorce
by the Bahamianisation police : wickedly
administered by the Pindling administration.
The main sufferers were Bahamian women
married to foreign men. Their husbands were
not allowed to work in the Bahamas to support
the family. These women were forced to leave
the land of their birth; their children were not
accepted as Bahamians, but the illegitimate
children of Bahamian women inheriting
their citizenship through their mothers had
the full right of citizenship.
The Ingraham government, determined to
right these wrongs, and reverse these unfair
anomalies introduced the Spousal Permit.
In doing this the FNM government had to
come up with a scheme that would, as far as
possible, eliminate marriages of convenience.
It was decided that if a couple could stand the
strains of the marriage bond for five years
then the marriage could be considered stable.
And so it was decided that the Ministry
would interview the couple, and a spousal per-
mit at the time of the marriage, applied for by
the Bahamian partner, would be issued. For
five years the non-Bahamian partner was free


to work wherever he or she could find employ-
ment. At the end of the five year period, there
was another Ministry interview. The couple
would then decide whether they would apply
for permanent residence or citizenship for the
non-Bahamian partner. Once government was
satisfied that the marriage was genuine,
whichever permit the couple chose was auto-
matically granted. But today, under the PLP,
the rules have been changed.
We know a young couple who is being
unfairly treated by this government.
This particular couple has been married
for eight years. There are three Bahamian
children of the marriage, which took place in
May, 1998. At the time of their marriage they
received a spousal permit and the Bahamian
husband was told that at the end of five years,
after an interview, they could choose whether
his wife wanted permanent residence or citi-
zenship.
Unfortunately for them, their five years
was up under the Christie government. In
April, 2003 the Bahamian husband applied
for permanent residence for his wife.
When nothing had come through by the
time she decided to visit her family in the sum-
mer, she was given a letter by her lawyer stat-
ing that she had applied to Immigration and
was just awaiting a reply for status. She trav-
elled with this letter. But still there was no
reply to her husband's application.
She continued to travel, but every tine she
had difficulty returning to the Bahamas. Even-
tually her spousal permit was taken from her
at the airport, and her lawyer's letter was
ignored. She was bluntly told that she had no
status until she applied for a work permit.
She then wrote to Immigration asking for a
travel document. The reply was that she could
,not get a travel document, because a work
permit was waiting to be picked upand paid
for at Immigration for her to be the employee
of her husband. She was uncertain of the fee
being charged, but knew it was the rate for a
housekeeper. Government had now turned
her into her husband's chattel.
As the couple had not requested a work
permit, they refused to collect the one waiting
at immigration. When she was granted a
spousal permit, she was distinctly told she
would be given whatever status she wanted
at the end of five years. No work permit would
be required. The couple is holding govern-
ment to that commitment.
Her husband has phoned Immigration, but
no one answers the phone. His wife now trav-
els in an out of the Bahamas as a tourist.
We have told her about Immigration Min-
ister Gibson's fast-track scheme and suggest-
ed that her husband contact Immigration
again. Maybe when Mr Gibson learns that
this couple will make a more substantial con-
tribution to this country than Anna Nicole
Smith, the Minister will also personally deliv-
er a permanent residence permit to this
Bahamian man's wife.


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Notice
NOTICE is' hereby given that JAMES CEPOUDI, OF TOOTH
SHOP CORNER OFF EAST STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written and
signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from the'
26th day of SEPTEMBER, 2006 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




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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


PLP change spousal permit rules


EDITOR, The Tribune
WITH all of the 'activity' that
is going on, especially with the
numerous projects that will
result in a lot of jobs, I am won-
dering if the Government has
considered the issue of 'nega-
tive development'. Former
Governor of the Central Bank,
Julian Francis, gave a caution-
ary note on this issue as he left
office.
Negative development can be
described as not giving the peo-
ple of-a nation the tools or
opportunities they need to ben-
efit from the things that their
government is doing for them.
This government has gone on
record as being one that cares,
but when you review the immi-
gration practices and the
amount of manpower and brain
power that has to be imported
to get all of the projects going,
you have to question who is
really benefiting.
It is good to make the claim
that a lot of jobs are being cre-
ated, but too many of those jobs
end up being managed by per-
sons who-have no real stake in
this nation;
Are there any bright crayons
in that collective box of suits
that we call a cabinet? Has it
occurred to any one that we are
headed for a problem as politi-
cal expediency continues to
trample upon common sense.
One of our brightest minds
wrote a book that explained to
us how economies are supposed
to work and how development
really succeeds when we allow
all aspects of the economy to
be tied into whatever is hap-
pening in the country. But, no
' "miltt what is said it seeins that
we're going to have to go by
whlt the empiricalfdata is say-
ing; and the politicians must be
warned that there aren't pro-
jects enough to deal with reali-
ty, and the consequences of
these current practices.
We may attempt to blame the
former administration for the
current situation, in that it was
the previous government who
really showed .what could be
accomplished through projects
that created jobs; but it must be
remembered that the Atlantis
project came at a time when all
of the pieces came together in a
way that will probably never
happen again, and, the man-
agement culture of Atlantis;
because of the people they have
to answer to, have made them-
selves responsible for every
aspect of that operation. The
evidence up to this date sug-
gests that many of the "pro-


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jects" do not have thiS' same lev-
el of accountability, probably
due to the fact that their prop-
erty was free and Atlantis had
to buy every square foot of
property that they have had to
develop.
Atlantis's success could be
the seminal issue, in that many
of the groups coming in with
developments may be of the
opinion that they can duplicate
in some way, that kind of suc-


cess. It is not impossible, but
they are faced with the same
Problem the present govern-
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If they are not able to make
the choices that good leader-
ship makes they are going to
experience what our culture is
about to experience, we are in
the process of creating/estab-
lishing an underclass that will
be even more subjective to an
environment sustained by the
shortsightedness of political
expediency.
EDWARD HUTCHESON
Nassau
September 19 2006


EDITOR, The Tribune
I FIND it no surprise that
the Prime Minister has not
visited the prison until now,
although as the Head of
State, he should have visited
it before now. I just find it
surprising that he is shocked
at the conditions and now
feels compelled to do some-
thing about them. Are these
not the very same conditions
that the Hon Cynthia "Moth-
er" Prat encountered,
although she didn't seem to
be too concerned about them
at the time. Aren't these the
same conditions that Dr
Elliston Rahming went a
silent rant about? Whatever
happened to him?
I have not visited the
prison as I ha\ e no reason to
and it is these very conditions
that keep me from visiting
anyone there. Shouldn't
these very conditions deter
other persons from being
locked up and discourage
some from going back?
Apparently not with the
number of repeat offenders
that we have, the recidivism
rate is incredible even with


the deplorable conditions. At
the present time this situa-
tion does not seem to be
working. I knew that at one
time the whole idea of being
"locked-up" and the loss of
ones freedom was enough to
keep one off being incarcer-
ated, never mind the poor
conditions but this does not
seem to be working so where
do we go from here?
Is it really a good idea to
go and improve conditions
when this money can be used
to improve school infrastruc-
ture? When will the schools
that are closed open? How
about putting this money into
the educational system and
let's see if we can raise the
national average above a 'D',
or if that is too much to ask
Ior \\hat about just.tr.=jo
keep the sanitation system
up and running? What would
happen if conditions at the'
prisons %ere improved?
Wouldn't this make it every
better for persons to go
back?
ADRIAN RAMSEY.
Nassau
September 7 2006


Rebutting comments

made about Abaco


EDITOR, The Tribune
I write in response to a let-
ter from Mr William (Billy)
Roberts issued September 21,
2006.
Firstly your comment that
only desperate people in Nas-
sau only proves that you
think that Abaco is somehow
a place for the elite. The peo-
ple you label as desperate are
the same ones that patron-
ised Abaconians' businesses
so that they could return to
the island of Abaco and open
other branches of their busi-
nesses or retire in a life of
leisure.
Secondly I, like you, am
also a conchy joe, but unlike
you I realise that my home is
the Bahamas. What that
means to me is that I take the
good with the bad. I, like you,
am frustrated and have also
contributed to the Treasury
to make my country a better
place. (Notice I said my coun-
try not Nassau) see the dif-
ference?


CALL NG


I don't claim to be an
expert on anything, sir, but I
am Bahamian and realise
that, like Abaco, other islands
in the Bahamas are waiting
to get the same attention as
Abaco and have been waiting
for sometime.
If you are so damn tired of
the way things are run in
The Bahamas and you feel
that Abaco is helping to
bank roll the rest of us then
there are other options for
you. As I said rather than
remaining damn tired, just.
leave because I am damn
tired of Abaconians whin--
ing every chance they get
while others are just as frus-
trated and have to wait their
turn.
Lastly is you feel you are
being snubbed by every Gov-
ernment, the rest of us feel
the same way, so stop ypur
whining and get over it!
MARSHA KNOWLES
Nassau
September 2006


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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006, PAGE 5


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LOCALNEWS
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*In brief

Rotary
launches

campaign
on incest

A CAMPAIGN to end
incest in the Bahamas is
being launched by the
Rotary Club of South East
Nassau tomorrow.
The campaign, designed to
create public awareness of
the growing problem of
incest in the Bahamas, is also
being sponsored by the
Women's Crisis Centre.
In a statement yesterday, a
'Rotary spokesman said:
"While there are no exact
figures, it is estimated that
between 35-50 per cent of
girls are abused by some
family member at a very ear-
ly age.
"The effect of this is dev-
astating to those who suffer.
It undermines self-esteem,
creates a crisis in the family
and tends to recur among the
very women who themselves
were subjected to abuse."
The Rotary Club of South
East Nassau and the Wom-
en's Crisis Centre have co-
sponsored in this initiative to
raise public awareness in the
wider community, highlight
the issue in schools and raise
funds to support the Wom-
en's Crisis Centre.
This campaign is centered
around a play on.incest
called "In His Hands", which
will be performed at the
Dundas Centre for The Per-
forming Arts in November.
The play was written by
Arthur Jones and is based on
the book by Bahamian
Gwendolyn Rolle, "Break-
ing The Silence!"
Gwendolyn Rolle and Dr.
Sandra Dean Patterson, the
president of the Women's
Crisis Centre, will address
the Rotary Club of South
East Nassau at a lunch meet-
ing tomorrow at East Villa
Restaurant, East Bay Street.












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New homes in




subdivision still




uninhabitable


* By ALISON LOWE
MANY homes in the four
new housing subdivisions
opened in the same number of
weeks by the ministry of hous-
ing are still uninhabitable -
with no electricity, water or oth-
er essential utilities installed.
Home owners who have been
given keys to houses in the sub-
divisions in the last few weeks
will now be expected to take
the installation of these key
facilities into their own hands,
according to a press release
from the Ministry of Housing
yesterday.
The press release announced
the opening of three sub-divi-
sions in the last three weeks,
along with another in the for-
merly named Golden Isles sub-
division due to be opened
yesterday.
Explaining the openings -
which have been described as
"accelerated" the statement
said that allowing those who had
been approved for low-cost
housing and paid their down
payments to occupy the homes
at this point "would provide the
opportunity for home owners to
have their utilities connected."
In a press release last week, a
lack of utilities was cited by the
Ministry of Housing as one of
the factors that had been pre-
venting the opening of the for-
mer Golden Isles now "Excel-
lence Estates" subdivisions.
At that time a press release
from the Ministry said that an
attempt was being made to have
the homes "occupied on an
organised and gradual basis,
bearing in mind the fact that
electrical and water connections
are essential for occupancy."
In the latest release, the min-
istry said these utilities would
now be installed after new
home owners moved in, and at
the initiative of the home own-
ers themselves.


Homeowners told to

take care of installing

essential utilities


"The facts are that once pro-
vided with the keys, home own-
ers would go to the Department
of Housing and sign a letter
acknowledging occupancy
arrangements," said the state-
ment.
The key-holders would then
"receive their utility letters for
water, electricity, cable and tele-
phone" and could present these
to the Bahamas Mortgage Cor-
poration to receive cheques to
cover the value of the installa-
tion of these utilities, according
to the release.
Another reason for the
"accelerated" opening of the
subdivisions was due to a prob-
lem with vandalism against
some new, but unoccupied
buildings, said the statement.
However, in an interview
with The Tribune later in the
day, chief housing officer Chris
Russell denied that vandalism
against government housing
that had been left standing emp-
ty had been the primary inspi-
ration for the openings.
"It was not primarily because
of (vandalism), we just decided
to open them because they were
ready for opening," he said.
The latest announcement fol-
lows one made on September
20th that the "Excellence
Estates" subdivisions would be
opened.
This came a day after The
Tribune publicised the fact that
the two sub-divisions in the
Golden Gates I and II area had
been left standing generally
empty since April, despite the


long queue of people waiting
for, and in need of, government
housing.


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
THE staff of Sandals Royal
Bahamian Resort are one step
closer to having a new industri-
al agreement, it was announced
yesterday.
This comes just weeks after
the Bahamas Hotel Catering
And Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU) was recognized as
the official bargaining body for
the resort's workers.
"Talks between BHCAWU
and Sandals are underway to
finalise the industrial agreement
between the two parties," said a
statement released to The Tri-
bune yesterday.
President of BHCAWU Roy
Colebrooke reported that the
existing agreement between the
union and the Bahamas Hotel
Employers Association
(BHEA) of which Sandals is a
member will be used as a
blueprint for the agreement,
"and the parties are working on
a supplemental agreement that
is appropriate for an all-inclu-
sive resort such as Sandals."
Both parties are reported to
be happy with the negotiations
so far.


"We are very pleased that
Sandals has recognized the
BHCAWU to represent its non-
managerial employees," Mr
Colebrooke said. "We have had
an ongoing dialogue with San-
dals since they began operations
in the Bahamas and we look
forward to working construc-
tively with Sandals in the years
ahead.
"We welcome the workers
of Sandals to the BHCAWU,
and pledge to work tirelessly on
their behalf as we do for the
more than 6,000 of our mem-
bers throughout the Bahamas."
Mr Colebrooke reported that
many of the workers are already
familiar with their union
through the Bahamas Hotel and
Allied Industries Pension Fund,
of which they are a trustee, and
through the National Workers
Co-operative Credit Union.
"As members of the
BHCAWU, Sandals' workers
will have a strong advocate
looking out for their interests,
and will enjoy the use of our
day-care service, employees aid,
disaster relief and other valu-
able benefits that are available
to our members," he added.


* GRASS grows up in the new government sub-division.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


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Sandals close to signing

new agreement with

non-managerial workers


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PAGE 6. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 26, 2006


BTC to attend business festival


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The Grand
Bahama Chamber of Commerce
has announced that BTC will be
participating in its upcoming
Business Festival this Saturday.
The business festival, which


was launched in August by the
Chamber, is also supported by
BAIC. It allows businesses the
opportunity to showcase their
products while at the same time
providing bargains to the public.
The festival is held on the last
Saturday of each month at
Columbus Theatre parking lot


New products to be showcased


on the Mall and Adventurer's
Way.
"We are pleased announce
that BTC is going to be partici-


pating in this month's business
festival to showcase their latest
programmes, such as the VIBE
and I-Connect, which they are
presently marketing," said Mr
Rudy Sawyer of BAIC.
"We are inviting the public
at large to come out and be able
to take advantage of the sales
and bargains that are going to
be offered by all the other busi-
ness participants at the market-
place."
Mr Sawyer said that sales and
bargains will be offered by all
other business participants, who
will be giving from 25 per cent


and up to 50 per cent off pur-
chases.
This Saturday will be the sec-
ond in a series of four festivals.
Mr Sawyer said the first fes-
tival got off to slow start and
response from the public and
participants was not as good as
they had expected.
"We expect that the one in
October would be better than
one in September and culmi-
nate with the last one in
November, which will be the
biggest of the four because it is
moving into the Christmas buy-
ing season," he said.


Mr Sawyer said that BAIC
has a booth at the festival and
will be featuring various craft
products produced by Bahami-
an entrepreneurs.
He said BAIC has assisted
Bahamians by offering signifi-
cant training in the area of crafts
- particularly straw and shell-
craft.
Mercynth Ferguson, a Cham-
'ber executive, sand the Chamber
and Friends of the Chamber
"are really here to facilitate small
business persons and young
entrepreneurs who want to sell
and expose their product.
"We are here to support the
businesses of Grand Bahama
and provide an opportunity for
all of us to have prosperity,"
she said.


Four Seasons to host first cancer

awareness marathon next month


EXUMA is set to host its first
cancer-awareness marathon on
October 14.
The Four Season Resort at
Emerald Bay along with the
local Ministry of Tourism and
other local entities on the island
have teamed up to host the first
Terry Fox Marathon an event
to aimed at bringing awareness
to the deadly disease of cancer
and also assist in the search for
a cure.
Mr Fox, a Canadian
marathon runner, was afflicted
with bone cancer and had to
have one of his legs amputated.
However, he still managed to
run a race that lasted 143 days
across Canada.
According to general manag-
er for.Four Season's Antoine
Chawhan, Mr Fox died not
knowing whether or not a cure
had been found, but memories
of his courage and endurance
were the foundation on which
the Terry Fox Marathon was
founded.
Mr Chawhan recently chaired
a meeting with several local
leaders to discuss plans for the
event, the proceeds from which
will be donated to the Bahamas
Cancer Society for the assis-
tance with research in the cure
of all cancers..


* PICTURED from left are, Antione Chahwan, general manag-
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resources; Jim Kostecky, hotel manager; Picol LaMarie, of the
human resources department; Alexander Flowers, administrator;
Williard Cunningham, Supt of Police; Krivoy Smith, head-
mistress of the George Town Primary School; Jenny Kettel, East
Township representative; Petherina Hanna and Rhonda Ingra-
ham, of the Ministry of Tourism; Gani Tinuau, Royal Bank of
Canada; Wendy Rowe, Resident; Rev Franklyn McKenzie, chief
councilor; Nurse Larrie Williams; Kendal McPhee, president
Softball Association; Sharon Bethel, Sr Mistress of LN Coakley
Secondary School and Leroy Major, security director at Four
Seasons.


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world wide have been hosting


Terry Fox Marathon for many
years.


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Church of
God holding
first 'FBI'
conference

THE Church of God is now
hosting its first annual FBI
(favour, blessings and increase)
conference under the theme,
"A Time for Spiritual Imparta-
tion".
The conference, which began
on Sunday, continues to
Wednesday, September 27.
Noon sessions will be held at
the church, while evening ses-
sions will be held at the Church
of God Convention Centre at
7pm.
Evening speakers include:
Pastor Randy White of Church
Without Walls in Tampa, Flori-
da; Pastor Darlene Bishop of
Solid Rock Church, Munroe,
Ohio; Apostle Raymond Wells
of Living Waters Kingdom Min-
istries; and Pastor Ivry Johnson
of Gilead Full Gospel Baptist
Church.
Noon speakers include:
Prophet Arthur Duncombe of
The Lord's Household of Faith;
Pastor Andrew Brown, Church
of God of Prophecy, Wulff
Road; and Prophetess Kelly
McIntosh of Joyful Sounds Min-
istries.
The purpose of the confer-
ence is to raise the profile of
the church and its ministry.

Library books
delivered at
Guantanamo
for prisoners

* GUANTANAMO BAY
MEN held captive at this U.S.
military base are confined to
small cells, but their minds can
wander far and wide by read-
ing philosophy, history, murder
mysteries even Harry Potter,
according to Associated Press.
A detainee library is housed
in a trailer inside the Guan-
tanamo Bay prison complex.
Even as US military comman-
ders are tightening controls over
'detainees to try to prevent
attacks on guards, library books
are being delivered to all the
detention camps, officials said.
Nonfiction particularly phi-
losophy, biographies and Ara-
bic history is most popular,
the librarians say. Bit fiction is
also big. Popular authors
include Khalil Gibran, a
Lebanese-American; Agatha
Christie; and JK Rowling, who
penned the Harry Potter series
about an English wizard in
training.
The detainees are avid read-
ers, according to the librarians.
With detainees largely confined
to cramped cells most of the
day, reading provides an outlet
and can help take their minds
off the prospect that they may
be jailed for years or even the
rest of their lives with no trial.
The deputy commander of
the detention facilities said
many of the roughly 460
detainees have college degrees.
All detainees are offered
Qurans, the Muslim holy book,
to permanently keep in their
cells. A detainee is never
brought to the cramped library
but can order a particular book
and have it for a week.


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AF Adderley for three years


MINISTER of Education
Alfred Sears has sought to
downplay the outcry by furi-
ous parents at AF Adderley
Junior High School but has
now admitted that the stu-
dents can look forward to
three years of reconstruction
on the site.
Last week A F Adderley
students got the week off after
teachers complained about the
school's grounds had become
a "construction site" and were
unsafe for students.
One parent told The Tri-
bune: "The situation was
ridiculous. Why can't the gov-
ernment start organising work
in schools earlier so we can
avoid this?"
But yesterday, Mr Sears
said: "As far as A F Adder-
ley, we will have construction
over there for three years
because it is a complete rede-
velopment of the school.
"We are building over the


course of three years a brand
new school, so that cannot be
done in a summer.
He added: "What we have
sought to do is to do it in a
manner that minimises the
impact on the school, such as
working in the evenings, on
the weekends and the limited
vacation time taken."
Mr Sears also said that, "this
has been the best year I have
had of the 183 school repair
and extension projects."
"We were challenged with
about five schools and they
have been the subject of pub-
lic commentary but of the 158
schools, 98.7% of schools
came in on time," he added.
However, parents have
complained that although
most schools were open at the
scheduled time, ongoing con-
struction work made teach-
ing difficult and at times,
some have claimed, even dan-
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Hundreds gather for Caribbean craft show


HUNDREDS of Caribbean
region exporters and interna-
tional buyers convened in St
Kitts and Nevis, for the 2006
Caribbean Gift and Craft
Show from September 14to
17.
Featuring predominantly
handcrafted items, the annual
show is open to high quality,
export ready products pro-
duced in the 15 member states
of the ACP Caribbean Forum,
which includes Antigua and
Barbuda, the Bahamas, Bar-
bados, Belize, Dominica,


Dominican Republic, Haiti,
Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St
Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St
Vincent and the Grenadines,
Suriname and Trinidad and
Tobago.
Minister of State for
Tourism, Sports and Culture,
Richard Skerrit, expressed
delight at the focus this year's
trade show brings to the
numerous small and medium
entrepreneurs and their dis-
play of creative products,
"comes at a critical time in our
own economic and social


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transformation into a robust
and vibrant tourism and travel
services led economy."
The products of gift and craft
firms from participating coun-
tries were created by 200
exhibitors in 22 categories and
displayed in more than 350
booths at the ocean front Mar-
riott St Kitts Resort.
The 22 categories were: aro-
matherapy, basketry, batik,
books, ceramics, clothing, dec-


orative accessories, dolls, glass-
ware, paper products, jewelry,
leather, metal works, musical
items, paintings, pottery, sculp-
ture, services, specialty foods,
spun and woven goods and
woodcraft.
Show events featured awards
for best booth display, best
handcrafted products and out-
standing creative packaging; as
well as Caribbean fashion and.
rhythm presentations; and a dis-


Scussion of intellectual property
rights at a scheduled business
seminar.
Co-sponsor of the thirteenth
gift and craft show, First
Caribbean International Bank
provided financial consulting
services at their temporary
onsite bank branch.
The fourteenth Annual
Caribbean Crafts and Gift Show
will be hosted by Curacao in
,2007.


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wishes to inform our valued customers and the general public
that BTC has implemented a new billing system. Therefore,
the public is advised that all accounts in arrears thirty-one days
or more will be liable for disconnection effective September
30th 2006.


BTC encourages customers to keep their accounts current,
payments on all accounts can be made at any BTC CTO location,
via BTC's website www.btcbahamas.com, and at all of the
following bank branches: Bank of The Bahamas, Royal Bank,
Scotia Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Finco, Fidelity Bank and
First Caribbean. Customers who have financial difficulties in
settling their accounts, can visit our Credit Administration
Department at our John F. Kennedy Drive location to arrange
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at building show


THE Caribbean's largest
home and builders trade-show
and exhibition is back to edu-
cate homeowners, potential
home and business owners and
the general public.
The show, which is in its sixth
year, will take place at the.
Radisson Cable Beach Resort
on October 28 and 29.
"The one-of-a-kind show will
give attendees the opportunity
to attend interesting seminars,
gain invaluable tips on the local
honie and building industry, and
win more than $50,000 in fabu-
lous prizes and surprises," said
the organizers in a statement.
This year'b, show and exhibi-
tion promises to be .bigger and
better than ever before thanks
to the line-up of sponsors.
Some of the sponsors are Col-
inalmperial, the US. Embassy
and Commonwealth Building
Supplies.
The organizers said the Home
,and Builders show has evolved
into a highly anticipated event,
which is frequented by persons
directly and indirectly involved
in the construction, building and
home industry.
"Everyone from contractors
and plumbers to ladies looking
for interior designing tips flock
to the show which averages over
6,000 attendees over the week-
end," they said.
"With over 80 booths includ-
ing banks, insurance companies,
sub-contractors, engineers,
building supply companies, inte-
rior decorators, security com-
panies and more, spectators will
be able to get all the informa-
tion they need to complete large
and small projects."
Patrons will also have the
opportunity to learn about the
latest products and services
available in the building indus-
try from both local and foreign
vendors.
The exhibition is the only
venue in the Bahamas and the
Caribbean that brings together
all the major players in the
home and building industry to
network and exhibit their prod-
ucts and services to each other


* ONE of the many
demonstrations at last year's
show
and the Bahamian public.
Some of the major foreign
companies that have participat-
ed in the show over the past few
years include 84 Lumber, Home
Depot and Southern Pine
Council.
This year, exhibitors will be
showcasing some of the newest
products on the market and cus-
tomers will get a change to win
prizes just for attending.
The Bahamas Home and
Builders Show was created in
2000 by Special Events
Bahamas Ltd.
The goal was to establish a
platform for local and interna-
tional companies interested in
the Bahamian home building
and remodeling industry to
showcase their products and
services to the local consumer.
Organisers say the show also
serves as a substantial business-
to-business opportunity for
companies to promote, network
and share information among
themselves and with other
industry leaders and partners.
The Bahamas Home and
Builders Show is the largest
home and builders show in the
Caribbean


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Shirley and Mackey Street

Intersection Improvement Project



Important PSA


The Ministry of Works and Utilities and Kerzner


International wishes to inform the public that major


works is due to start for intersection improvements at


Shirley and Mackey Street on October


2,


2006


for duration of 90 days.




As delays and interruptions are expected for the


duration of this project, we ask that motorist use


alternate routes if all possible. We apologize for any


inconvenience and ask for your patience as we


endeavor to improve the traffic operations at this


intersection.


Friday, October 27 The
show will be officially
opened, followed by a cock-
tail reception. The Recep-
tion is by invitation only and
will be limited to exhibitors,
Bahamian government offi-
cials, engineers, architects,
developers, bankers and oth-
er industry leaders.
Saturday, October 28 -
The show will be open to the
general public between the
hours of 10am and 6pm.
Island FM and Love 97.5 FM
radio will be on site to meet
the exhibitors and provide
an opportunity for them to
market their products and
services via the radio.
Sunday, October 29 -
The show will open to the
general public between the
hours of noon and 6pm. Joy
101 FM radio will be on site
to meet the exhibitors and
to provide an opportunity for
them to market their prod-
ucts and services via the
radio. To ensure a large
attendance, several events
will be organised, the high-
light being the drawing of
show prizes, from 4pm to
6pm.


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Call for recruits to provide safe environment at prison
N By BAtiAMAS
INFORMATION
SERVICES
NEW recruits at Her Majesty's Pris-
,ons have been urged to provide a safe
and sound environment for inmates
incarcerated there
Superintendent of Prisons Dr Ellison
Rahmigg made this appeal yesterday .
'during the start of training exercises for :.
the 41 men and 35 women at the Fox
,Hill compound.
The recruits were told to uphold the t
policies of the institution and to be strict
and stern but fair and genuinely con-
cerned.
The behaviour of prison officers came
under scrutiny earlier this year when
four prisoners escaped from Fox Hill
A'report into the incident, which has
been promised repeatedly by the gov-
,ernment, has so far failed to materialise.
"We are to provide safe, secure cus-
tody for those who work here and a safe, .
secure environment for those who live 1
here,"' Dr. Rahming said.
"We are to provide a sense of order-
liness'- free of riots, fights, debris, clut-
ter and incivility. We are to provide an N
environment that exudes caring and --: ,
compassion for those in our charge. We SUPERNTENDENT of Prisos Dr. Elliston Rahming speks
are to provide opportunities for both SUPERINTENDENT of Prisons Dr. Elliston Rahming speaks
staff arend inmates to rtunities for bothdevelop NEW recruit Tiffany Bonaby takes notes along with her classmates at the "A" Recruit to members-of "A" Recruit Squad 2006 during their orientation
and to mushroom into fully function- Squad 2006 orientation exercise Monday, Sept. 25, 2006 at the Correctional Training Institute exerciseMonday, Sept 25, 2006 at the Correctional Training sti-
ing, purposive, upwardly mobile human at Her Majesty's Prison. tute at HerMajesty's Prison.
beings." u (BIS Photo: Tim Aylen) (BIS Photo: Tim Aylen)


jShane Gibson
'FROM page one
"However, whether through embarrassment by comparison
or just through sheer wickedness, the FNM has made any
number of attempts to destabilize the work of my ministries.
"I have been subjected to lies and distortions all the way
along as a trade union leader, as Minister of Housing and
now as Minister responsible for Immigration. But I will nev-
er allow malice and evil to triumph; to stop or even to delay
the improvements and protections which are being put in
Place for the public interest of the Bahamian people," he
said.
i '


FROM page one.
Areas, where Urban Renewal Programmes have
been focused, and suburban areas, Mrs Pratt said:
S "The murder rate in the inner city is much
less. We have a number of domestic mur-
ders, but these are in the suburbs not just the
inner city."
She added, "God help us if we didn't have
the Urban Renewal Programme. Crime sta-
S tistics in the inner city have been significant-
ly reduced."
Despite this claimed decrease, the number
of murders so far this year now stands at 40.
In 2005 there were 52 murders for the year in
total, which was already a 15 per cent increase
on the rate in 2004.
On the other side of the fence, Carl Bethel,
SChairman of the FNM, claimed the Urban
Renewal Programme's impact has been "far-
Scical."
"Continuing sky-rocketing rates of crime
show the government's policies have failed.
The facts speak for themselves. Facts are
facts they are uncomfortable things," he
said.
Though police have not fulfilled recent
requests made by The Tribune for 2006 fig-
ures, serious crime rates increased signifi-
cantly from 2004 to 2005.


Man held
FROM page one
day night.
After the stabbing, Linden
was taken to Princess Margaret
Hospital in a private vehicle,
but died of his injuries shortly
after arriving at the hospital.
Inspector Evans is confident
that this case will conclude soon.
"Closure is imminent," he
said. "We want to wrap this
thing up as soon as possible."


Mr Bethel has previously criticised the
Urban Renewal programme for "taking
police off the streets."
Mrs Pratt defended this decision, claim-
ing that the presence of these police officers
has "curtailed some of the violence in our
schools."
Meanwhile, she said that she believed par-
ents and the increasing number of "chil-
dren" who are becoming parents themselves
- are to blame for the rising crime rates.
These children, claimed Mrs Pratt, are not
mature enough to know how to behave
appropriately, let alone to teach their chil-
dren "how to deal with matters in a humane
manner," said Mrs Pratt.
"The family is the foundation -if we have
a strong family we have a strong nation. We
have a lot of families who are not together.
We have children raising children, children
having children -the family structure is cor-
roded," she said.
Rebuffing critics of the government, Mrs
Pratt said: "It's all right to say the government
isn't doing what they should be doing, but
the government can only do so much the
government cannot take the responsibility of
rearing your children."
"There has to )e a no tolerance policy,"
she said.


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or after this date. Customers are strongly
encouraged to visit their respective banks] to
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Official current photo, for example:
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FROM page one

ment agencies.
'When interviewed by The
Tribune about his general opin-
ion'of the report, Dr. Newry
said he agreed with the report's
findings that the press in the
B'alamas was a part of the
problem due to the fact that
newspapers are in the business
of making money and that they
are alwayss trying to appeal to
the average reader's want for
sensationalismsm"
',d respect to one of the major
findings of the report that Hait-
ian nationals have limited edu-
cation and language skills and
this constrains their employ-
ment opportunities, Dr. Newry
s4id "the difficulty with this
finding is that it has a time warp
oh (t. In other words you get
the impression that the situa-
tion remains static at that point,
but if you look at the guy who
came here illegally five years
ago who couldn't speak a word
of English and you look at his
language skills today plus his
professional skills today; it's like
night and day."
Dr. Newry said the illegal
immigrant who came to the
Bahamas 20 years ago is not the
same person he or she is today
and above all their children will
not be the same.
The IOM report recommends
that migrants must demonstrate
a set proficiency in English
before being allowed to live in
the country. English, taught as a
foreign language, should be
niade available. The report also
recommends that efforts must
be made to integrate the Hait-
ian community into the main-
stream of Bahamian society and
that there should be no
decrease in returns of illegal
immigrants if the government
wishes to stabilise the size of
the Haitian community,
' Qr. Newry said there are
nany Haitian-Bahamians who
are now doctors, lawyers, nurs-
es and teachers who are playing
positive roles in this society.
- He congratulated the authors
of tjle report and said that one
of the positive effects of the
report is that "it has removed a
lot of the emotionalism from
the issue."


Sandilands employees hold protest


FROM page one

ed to be released sometime
today.
The protesting Sandilands
staff members claim that liv-
ing and working conditions
at the facility are deteriorat-
ing.
Before the general meeting
started The Tribune asked Mr
John Pinder, president of the
Bahamas Public Services
Union, the union's position
in the protest. "There seems
to be an internal administra-
tion problem that is trickling
down to the staff members,"
Mr Pinder explained. He said
the union would certainly
support its members if it felt


their rights were being
infringed.
Sandilands employees
alleged that there was mould
on walls throughout the hos--
pital wards and frequent pow-
er outages. Employees also
claim that the facility is being
"run into the ground" to the
detriment of staff and
patients.
Mispa Ferguson, security
guard at the hospital, said that
administration recently can-
celled the 10pm to midnight
maintenance 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 wasn't
working for days and this is in
a mental institution. Nurses
have to use little hand search-
lights. 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-conditioning is off for
long periods.
In addition to power out-
ages, the security guard said,
mould on the walls is causing
both patients and staff to suf-
fer 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 managing direc-
tor of the Public Hospitals
Authority Herbert Brown
asking for changes to be


made at the administration
level.
Up to press time The Tri-
bune was still unable to get a
comment from the Sandilands
administration on the matter.


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Developers probe University




of Miami's project 'concerns'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
The developers behind
the $175 million Guana
Cay project and Univer-
sity of Miami officials
were yesterday working
to discover what the college's former
general counsel meant when he said it
still had concerns that the company
"has continued to misrepresent the
university's neutral role" in the devel-
opment.
A September 7 letter written by
Robert Blake, the University of
Miami's vice-president, general coun-
sel and secretary, just days before he
left office, said the university had nev-
er given any "endorsement, support
or blessing" to Discovery Land Com-
pany's Baker's Bay Golf & 'Ocean
Club project.
The letter, prompted by a Septem-
ber 1 communication from attorney
Frederick Smith, who is representing


Discovery Land Company's oppo-
nents, the Save Guana Cay Reef
Association, added: "We have recent-
ly seen evidence that the company
[Discovery Land Company] has con-
tinued to misrepresent the Universi-
ty's neutral role with respect to the
legitimacy of the Baker's Bay pro-
ject, and the university will be con-
sidering such further action in this
regard as may be appropriate."
Dr Livingstone Marshall, senior
vice-president of environmental and
community affairs, yesterday told The
Tribune that the developers "have
never misrepresented the university's
role" in anything they had done,
He added that Discovery Land
Company had only become aware of
Mr Blake's letter last week, and it
was now going to instruct its Nassau-
based attorneys, Graham. Thompson
& Co, "follow up" the issue w ith Uni-
versity of Miami officials.
Dr Marshall said the matter
appeared to be an attempt by Mr


Company behind $175m Guana Cay

development denies 'misrepresentation'

allegations involving university's name


Smith and the Association to make
the Baker's Ba\ project "look bad",
adding that Mr Blake's letter was:
written after the group had threat-
ened to stage a protest at the Uni-'
versity over its apparent support for
the development.
Mlr Smith had confirmed previous-
ly to The Tribune: "We had planned a
protest at the University of Miami
because of their apparent support of
the project through Dr Kathleen Sul-
livan-Sealey.
"We got a letter from the Univer-
sity of Miami in which they claim that


Baker's Bay had been misrepresent-
ing their involvement."
M, r Smith added that as a result of
the University's letter and stated posi-
tion, the Association called off its
planned protest.
The university's letter was written
in response to his September 1 com-
munication, in which he alleged that
Discovery Land Company wasusing
the university's name as an apparent
endorsement of the development,
boosting the project's credibility.
But Dr Marshall yesterday told The
Tribune: "We have never misrepre-


sented the university's role in any of
our written documents and speech-
es. We never said the university sup-
ported the project, only that one of its
scientists was leading a group of stu-
dents conducting an independent
environmental monitoring study."
He acknowledged, though. corre-
spondence that passed between Dis-
covery Land Company and the uni-
versity in October 2005, in which the
latter again expressed concern over

SEE page 5B


BISX scales back timeframe for debt electronic platform


. By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas International
Securities Exchange (BISX) has...
scaled back plans to go live with
the technology platform that
will facilitate listing and trading
of government debt securities
on the exchange, opting for "a
phased approach" targeting an
end-2006 timeframe.
Keith Davies, BISX's chief
executive. said that although the
exchange had hoped to imple-
ment and go live with the elec-
tronic platform by September, it
was important to get the process
right and have all interested
Parties on board.
Market stability was the key
goal, Mr Davies explained.


adding that
he did not
want to
create "a
shock to
the system"
that issued
and traded
gov ern-
menr debt
securities.
"Rather 0 K DAVIES
than try
and push this thing to the point
where no one knows what is'
happening, it's more practical
to engage in phased approach
leading up'to the end of the
year." Mr Davies said.
To successfully list and trade
government debt securities,
such as government-registered


stock and Treasury Bills, on
BISX, both the Central Bank
of the Bahamas and the Gov-
ernment "need to be comfort-
able" with what the exchange
is doing.
Mr Davies added that the
placement and identification of
Government debt securities for
hosting also had to worked on,
while the market needed to
become used to the fact that
BISX's electronic platform
would make the issuance of
paper certificates as happens
Scurrently redundant.
"It's just that the reality is the
technology can run faster than
the people involved and the
environment involved." Mr
Davies said. "Nothing has
slowed down in terms of our


readiness and ability to deliver.
"What I don't want to hap-
pen is a shock to the system.
This is a sea change with respect
-o ihe \a\ government does
business sith its securities. We
must be careful, cautious and
develop a new system of learn-
ing."
The BISX chief executive
said he hoped to eventually list
"one or two" government debt
securities rapidly, and then
develop the rest from a Central
Securities Depository perspec-
ti\e.
BISX's electronic platform,
apart from performing listing
and trading functions for gov-

SEE page 2B


'Putting the foot down'

on account verification

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Clearing Banks Association's (CBA) chairman yes-
terday said all "high risk accounts" in the Bahamian banking
system had been "dealt with", as the October 1 deadline for
completing Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures on all
existing accounts looms.
Paul McWeeney, who is also Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional's managing director, said the task of verifying the iden-
tities of all beneficial owners of Bahamas-based bank accounts
had been "very expensive" but ultimately necessary to ensure
this nation complied with international best practices and reg-
ulatory standards.
Saying he was "certain" that all high risk accounts had been
'"dealt with or substantially dealt with", Mr McWeeney added
that he believed "a substantial
portion of accounts have been SEE
verified". SEE page6B




Freeport investors need

government reassurance


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government has "got to
provide some level of reassur-
ance" to potential investors in
Freeport as the battle over the
late Edward St George's estate
plays out, a PLP Senator has
warned, with recent events mak-
ing it increasingly likely that the
administration will have to get


involved.
Philip Galanis said that devel-
opments in the past few weeks,
with the increasingly bitter feud
over Mr St George's estate con-
tinuing to embroil his 50 per cent
stake in the Grand Bahama Port
Authority, meant "the Govern-
ment, at some point, is going to

SEE page 6B


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EVERY time you watch an
American television station,
you are bound to see an adver-
tisement for a free 'credit
report'. This obsession with
providing your credit score
seems to be even more intru-
sive when you are on the Inter-
net, as there are an abundance
of 'pop up' ads sending you to
links enabling you to calculate
your credit score.
As an analyst, I read the
annual reports of all Bahamian
public companies, including
five commercial banks. What is
interesting to note is that in
the footnotes to accounting
statements, and in the man-
agement discussion and analy-
sis section, management is
increasingly citing improved
credit scoring methods as being
"responsible for the overall
quality of loan portfolios.
In light of the above, I
thought I would use today's
column to examine how the
credit scoring system works in
the US context.
However, let me say at the
outset that in the Bahamas we


have bank secrecy entrenched
in our banking laws, and one's
banking information and cred-
it score is a private matter that
other banks, lenders, mer-
chants, landlords, employers
and insurance companies can-
not access. Technically, in the
Bahamas, your private finan-
cial information should not be
shared with any other party,
and should not be used for any
purpose other than that for
which it was given,
What is a credit score?
A credit score is a number.
that is intended to help banks,
lending institutions and
grantors of credit to quickly
evaluate the creditworthiness
of an applicant. In the highly
competitive US market, deci-
sions have to be made instan-
taneously, or the potential bor-
rower goes elsewhere to get
his loan or credit.
The system awards points
based on information in the
credit report, and the result-
ing score is compared to that of
other consumers with similar


Financial
Focus


profiles. With this information,
lenders can predict how likely
someone is to repay a loan and
make payments on time. It's
the credit score that makes it
possible to get instant credit at
places such as department
stores. In the US, the most
widely-used scoring method is
the FICO system, which was
originally developed by a com-
pany called Fair Isaac and
Company, which sells credit
scoring software. inthe 1980s,
the three largest US*credit
bureaus: Experian, Equifax
and TransUnion, collaborated
with Fair Isaac to refine and
agree on a common scoring
method versions of which are
used by all four parties,
How is the score calculated?
The FICO system uses infor-


mation from an applicant's
credit report to derive an over-
all score. Under the FICO
scoring system, creditors are
,granted a score between 300
and 900. A score of 900 means
you are most credit worthy,
while a score of 300 means you
are a weak credit risk (very
risky). Although the actual
methodology is proprietary,
the approximate breakdown,
according to
ww,myFICO.com is as fol-
lows:
Payment History (35 per
cent) If you have a history of
paying your bills on time, your
score will be higher. You are
penalised if bills are routinely
paid late, or if your creditors
send your accounts to collec-
tion agencies.
Level of outstanding debt
(30 per cent) How much do
you owe on car or home loans?
How many credit cards do you
have that are at their credit
limits? The more cards you
have at their limits, the lower
your score will be. The rule of
thumb is to keep your card bal-


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ances at 25 per cent or less of
their limits.
Length of time you had
credit (15 per cent) The
longer you've had established
credit, the better it is for your
overall credit score. Why?
Because more information
about your past payment his-
tory gives a more accurate pre-
diction of your future actions.
Number of credit inquiries
(10 per cent) If you've
applied for a lot of credit cards
or loans, you will have a lot of
inquiries on your credit report.
These are bad for your score
because they indicate you may
be in some kind of financial
trouble, or may be taking on a
lot of debt (even if you haven't.
used the cards or gotten the
loans). The more recent these
inquiries are, the worse for
your credit score. FICO scores
only count inquiries from the
past year.
Type of credit you cur-
rently have (10 per cent) The
number of loans and available
credit from credit cards you
have makes a difference. There
is no magic number or combi-
nation of types of accounts that
you shouldn't have..These
actually come more into play if
there isn't as much other itfor-
mation on your credit report
on which to base the score.
How is your score used?
In the US, your cost of cred-
it is directly influenced by your
credit score. The higher your
credit score, the lower your
interest rate will be.
It should be noted that cred-
it scores are not the only factor
used in determining whether
or not to extend credit, or at
%\hat rate funds will be
advancli'-'Ho\n e\ er, it should"


be noted that the use of credit
scores will continue to grow in
all economies, including the
Bahamas.
Banking is global, and it is
only a matter of time before
global practices are imple-
mented in our markets. There-
fore, we need to start prepar-
ing ourselves for the introduc-
tion of credit bureaus and the
sharing of credit information
and scores.
Bahamians need to start
managing their credit better
than they have been in the
past. With the cost of credit
becoming linked to one's cred-
it score, borrowers are becom-
ing more empowered to the
extent that their credit behav-
iour can save lots of money
down the road through lower
interest rates. For those who.
do not manage their credit
properly, you will have to pay
much higher interest rates or,
worse yet, risk not being able
to get credit at any cost.
Until next week...

NB: Larry R. Gibson, a
Chartered Financial Analyst,
is vice-president pensions,
Colonial Pensions Services
(Bahamas), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Colonial Group
International, which owns
Atlantic Medical Insurance
and is a major shareholder of
Security & General Insurance
Company in the Bahamas.
The views expressed are
those of the author and do not
necessarily represent those of
Colonial Group International
or any of its subsidiary andlor
affiliated companies. Please
direct any questions or com-
ments to rlgibson@atlantic-
houe.com.hbs --


BISX, from 1B


ernment-registered stock and
Treasury Bill issues, would also
provide clearing and settle-
ment functions.
By transferring the Govern-
ment debt market on to the
exchange, it is hoped that cost
savings will accrue to both the.
administration and Bahamian
taxpayers.
The electronic platform
would provide "a sense or
orderliness" and timely deliv-
ery of government debt issues
to the market, Mr Davies said
previously.
"It will give government the
tools to make decisions based
on knowledge and feedback
from the market," he added.
Outstanding issues of gov-
ernment-registered stock num-
ber more than 100, and have a
total value of more than $1.6
billion.
Mr Davies indicated that the
listing and trading of this on
BISX, in addition to Treasury
bills and other government
paper, would more than dou-
ble the exchange's $2.7 billion
market capitalisation and give
it critical mass.


Once the electronic platform
was in place, access to the Gov-
ernment debt markets would
be through BISX members
who were broker/dealers, Mr
Davies explained, and all par-
ticipants the exchange, bro-
kers, government and the Cen-
tral Bank would have to know
and understand how it worked.
"The goal is choices," Mr
Davies said. "One of the things
we need to do for the broker-
age community is to widen the
pool of available products.
"It would give them the
impetus to generate new prod-
ucts. They can package things,
develop new mutual funds off
of these things, once products
are available and listed."
The creation of a formalised,
electronic platform for listing
and trading debt instruments
issued by the Government and
other public sector agencies is
planned to create greater effi-
ciency in the debt markets.
This would be achieved by
shorter lead times for issues,
and the ability to track the
transferring and pledging of
securities.


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potential


Negotiation and Mediation skills
to be held at the British
4 day Certificate ADR Workshop Nov. 21-24, 2006 Colonial Hilton Nassau


"Every piece of information that I took in and
learned will definitely be useful in my work and
personal relationships. I would recommend this
workshop. Rather than being a classroom
setting, it was more like an open-forum."
De'Andrea D. Jolly, The Mailboat Co. Ltd, Nassau
"All of the training concepts are useful, practical
and effective. Instructors were extremely
knowledgeable."
Gregory Stubbs, Water & Sewage Corp., Nassau


* PICTURED during Sunday's press conference at the Atlantis
Resort are Mr Vergara and Mr Thompson.


SOME 6,500 Latin American visitors arrived
in the Bahamas on Sunday for a week-long stay
as part of their company's employee confer-
ence.
Omnilife de Mexico, a multi- services com-
pany headed by Jorge Vergara, has a presence
in 15 Latin American countries as well as the
SUS, Canada and Russia.
It produces 60 different products, including
innovative vitamin supplements.
The Ministry of Tourism's deputy director-
general, Tommy Thompson, in welcoming the
group' said their arrival boded well for the Min-


istry's Latin American market penetration ini-
tiatives.
The group had chosen to visit in September, a
normally slow period. Some 21 charter flights,
along with commercial airlines, transported the
group to Nassau.
Mr Vergara, Omnilife's president, said that for
80 per cent of the group, this marked their first
flight and first visit outside of their respective
countries.
He described the visit to the Bahamas for
many of them as a "life changing experience".
They are in the Bahamas until October 1, 2006.


WAMA


AUTO MALL
QUALITY AUTO SALES LTD. '. EXECUTIVE tO $ f1 Ul
PARTS


QUALITY AUTO SALES' parts,
service and administration
departments have moved to the
AUTO MALL on Shirley Street
(opposite St Matthew's Church)

The new telephone number
for these departments is

397-1700

Our sales department remains at
the same convenient location on
Shirley Street, east of Sears Road, selling
Hyundai and Suzuki cars, trucks and vans.

We appreciate your business and
look forward to your next visit.


#1 AUTO DEALER IN THE BAHAMAS
EAST SHIRLEY STREET* 322-3775 325-3079
Visit our showroom at Quality Auto Sales (Freeport) Ltd for similar deals, Queens Hwy,352-6122
or Abaco Motor Mall, Don Mackay Blvd,367-2916


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.
Duties and responsibilities:
Global Band Development
Develop 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
Testers/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.
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 market 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 for the right candidate dependent on experience.
Interested candidates should submit their resume by 10 October 2006
to:
Clifford A. Johnson
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Providence House, East Hill Street
P.O. Box N-3910
Nassau, Bahamas
pwcbs@bs.pwc.com


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BFSB awards finalist


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

STAMFORD VILLAGE INC.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of STAMFORD VILLAGE
INC. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

HIBISCUS OPEN CORPORATION


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of HIBISCUS OPEN
CORPORATION has been completed; a Certificate
of Dissolution has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


A SENIOR securities executor at Cred-
it Suisse (Bahamas) is among the finalists
for the Bahamas Financial Services Board-
's (BFSB) Financial Services Student of
the Year Awards.
A graduate of C.R. Walker Senior High,
Aisha was recognized during her sec-
ondary school years for helping students
who were considered under achievers.
While at C.R. Walker, she was also on
the Student Council, a 1998 Debutante,
1998 Class Valedictorian and 1998 Head
Girl.
Her academic achievements also includ-
ed Honourable Mention for Outstanding
BGCSE results, and she received nine out
of 12 Class Awards at Graduation.
During these years, Aisha also partici-
pated in numerous activities, including the
College of the Bahamas Conference of'
Youth Leaders and the Alpha Kappa
Alpha conference for young women.
Aisha earned early acceptance into the
College of the Bahamas, and received the
Apprenticeship Scholarship of Credit
Suisse (Bahamas), which allowed her to
attain her Associates of Arts degree in


E AISHA JOHNSON


Banking with credit while working
part time to gain experience.
At the completion of the apprentice-
ship programme, Aisha worked full time
with Credit Suisse for a year before
enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts Pro-
gramme in Banking and Finance at COB.
While continuing to work full time, she
completed this degree, and graduated in
Spring 2006.
Between April-June 2006, she worked
with Credit Suisse-Zurich, obtaining expo-
sure to back office functions and account
management.
Aisha has completed.the Series 7 course
and plans to take,the Series 7 exams
abroad to become internationally certi-
fied. She also plans to study towards the
CFA designation.
Other finalists for the 2006 award are
Candace P. Rolle: BBA-Accounting; and
Jody Christina Wells: AA Law & Crim-
inal Justice.
The winner will be announced at the
annual Financial Services Industry Excel-
lence Awards Banquet scheduled for
October 21.


.IndiGO
N. E TW O R K S
IndiGO Networks is a developing telecommunications company based in 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. NETWORK 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
7/24/365 OA&M
SCreation and maintenance of system documentation
Development and management reports in Java script
Qualifications
Determined, dedicated and independent, a self starter, willing to learn new
technologies and take on a diverse set of challenges in an intense, fast
paced, and deadline oriented environment.
Willing to carry a pager/cell and work hands-on 7/24/365 to resolve network
or systems problems.
Must be comfortable in a team environment
Minimum of 7-10 years of relevant experience
University degree a necessity
Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Experience writing OA&M
documentation
Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills.
Previous experience with real-time billing systems a necessity
Solid understanding of IP telephony concepts
Expert level background in MS Windows, Unix, Linux, Oracle, and SQL a
necessity
Expert level experience with Java/Javascript/C/PERL/Shell scripting a
necessity
Understanding IP billing/AAA interoperation preferred
Network Appliance NAS storage management administration
Veritas Netbackup backup software management administration
Demonstrable experience (2-5 years) with the development of business
continuity and DRP
Knowledge of Cisco systems IP telephony components.
IndiGO Networks offers a highly competitive package of benefits. Salary is
commensurate with qualifications.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes in writing to the attention of the
HR Manager, IndiGO Networks, P.O. Box N-3920, Nassau, Bahamas


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

BLEU MARVELLE CORP.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of BLEU MARVELLE
CORP. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator), :. .
IT


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

CLEAR VISION HOLDING INC.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of CLEAR VISION
HOLDING INC. has been completed; a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Qualifications:

* You should have a High School Diploma
* Past managerial experience
* Certificate in Management is a plus
* Must be available for day and night shifts, including
weekends
* You should demonstrate strong communication, leadership,
motivationaland people management skills
* You should have a valid driver's license
*, You must have a GREAT attitude towards customer
service!

Basic responsibility to include:

* Maintain product, service and image standard
* To assist in supervision of all phases of production.
* To maintain a high level of efficiency & productivity in all
areas of store operation



Please send resume on or before October 2, 2006
Attention:
Human Resource Department
P.O. Box SS-6704
Nassau, Bahamas
Or Fax: 356-7855


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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006, PAGE 5B


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Developers probe University of Miami's project 'concerns'


FROM page 1B

how its name was being used.
Dr Marshall said he under-
stood that referred to an iso-
lated incident involving the use
of the University of Miami's
name on a website carrying
material related to Baker's
Bay.
In that case, the university
had stipulated how it wanted
its name to be used, "and ever
since we've been in compliance
with that".
Mr Blake's September 7 let-
ter referred to the October
2005 correspondence, saying:
"In October 2005, the univer-
sity wrote to Discovery
demanding that it cease using
its name in a way that implied
or suggested that it endorsed -
or was commercially affiliated
with the Baker Bay's project
or any other of its commercial


ventures.
"Additionally, the university
emphatically requested that
the company cease and desist
using all signs, twin logos and
websites containing the name
of the university in conjunc-
tion with the name or symbol
of the development project or
that of the company, and cease
and desist making any refer-
ences to the university's
involvement with the Great
Guana Cay Foundation, which
requires separate university
approval."
Mr Blake said the university
had entered into a sponsored
research grant agreement in
January 2005 with Discovery
Land Company, which lasts
until December this year.
This allowed Dr Sullivan-
Sealey to conduct a marine sci-
ence research study, consult
with Discovery Land Company


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

CYDNEY LIMITED


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of CYDNEY LIMITED has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off
the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Executive Motors Ltd.
PARTS DEPARTMENT
At the Auto Mall, Shirley Street

Will be CLOSED for

STOCKTAKING

SEPTEMBER 28 to

SEPTEMBER 30.
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

We will re-open for business
S on Monday, October 2
We apologise to our valued customers and
regret any inconvenience this may cause. All other
departments will be open for business as usual.

SEXECUTIVE Auto Mall, Shirley Street
(opposite St. Matthew's Church)
MOTORS LTD Open:. to Fri. 8 am 5:30 pm
AUTHORISED TOYOTA Sat. 8 am -12 noon
& DAIHATSU DEALER Tel: 397-1700 Fax:323-8313
Parts and serVice guaranteed E-mail: execmotor@batehiet.bs






Discovery Weekend



SBriland Regatta


IN


ELEUTHERA

VEHICLE PASSENGER FERRY SCHEDULE

(Air-conditioned Passenger Cabin)


THURSDAY October 12th, 2006

DEPART. NASSAU 5:30PM
ARRIVE HATCHET BAY ELEUTHERA 9:00PM


Sunday October 15th, 2006
DEPART HATCHET BAY ELEUTHERA 5:00pm


% CONRAD SWEETING: 477-6162 F' -
THE ISLAl LNK TICKET BOOTH AT EASTERN BID
POTTERS CAY DOCK


on ecological issues, and make
written reports on her envi-
ronmental findings.
"We pointed out to the com-
pany that the university must
be assured that any and all of
its signs, websites, communi-
cations or advertisements to
the public, whether for busi-
ness, marketing or political
purposes, will not utilise the
university's name except as
allowed under the grant, which
expressly forbids utilisation of
the university's name without
'written permission'," Mr
Blake wrote to Mr Smith.
"The university, however,
believed then and continues to
believe that the company has
the right under the Grant to
use the report and name of Dr
Sealey in her position as a pro-
fessor at the University of Mia-
mi.
"In late October 2005, Dis-


cover responded by stating
that it was taking the first step
to immediately cease all refer-
ences to the University in dis-
tributed materials."
Mr Blake added: "The uni-
versity has never given any
project sponsored by Discov-
ery at Baker's Bay or at any
other location in the Bahamas
its endorsement, support or
blessing. The university has
never and does not now -
endorse, support or promote
Baker's Bay..........
"The university does not
know whether the Baker's Bay
project is in the best interest'
Sof the Bahamas or not. It firm-
ly believes that whether Bak-
er's Bay should proceed should
be determined by the appro-
priate governmental units of
the sovereign nation of the
Bahamas, and its people and
its judiciary."


LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE


GRAND CENTURION INC.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of GRAND CENTURION
INC. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)







Western Air

Western Air is increasing its fleet of aircraft and
expanding its routes throughout
Te Bahamas.

Thefollowing positions are now available:

Captains on the Fairchild Metro III:

Applicants must have Airline Transport Rating and a
type rating in the Fairchild Metro, a minimum flight
time of 3,500 total time turbo prop,
500 hours in type.

Mechanics on Fairchild Metro III:

Applicants must have airframe and power plant,
A&P licence, a minimum of 3 years experience and
certified to work on the Fairchild Metro III.




SBA HAMAS,


P.O. Box N-4827 Nassau, Bahamas



DIVIDEND


NOTICE

TO ALL SHAREHOLDERS


The Board of Directors of
Bahamas Waste Limited has
declared a Dividend for Ordinary
Shares, to all shareholders of record
as at October 11th 2006
of 6C per share.


The payment will be made on
October 20th 2006 by Colina
Financial Advisors Ltd., the
Registrar & Transfer Agent,
in the usual Manner.

David B. Donald
Corporate Secretary


NOTICE
In The Estate of Ann Evangeline Franks a.k.a.
Evangeline Franks, late of Sutton Street,
Nassau, Bahamas Deceased


NOTICE is


hereby diven that


persons having any claim or demand against
or any interest in the above Estate should
send the same duly certified in writing to the
undersigned on or before 23rd October,
2006 after which date the Administrator will
proceed to distribute the assets of the
Estate having regard only to claims, demands
or interests of which he shall have notice.


TLECA ROLLE & COMPANY
Attorney for Administrator
P. O. Box N-9578
Bacardi Road
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 362-1021


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


2005


IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/QUI/00248
COMMON LAW and EQUITY DIVISION

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959
AND

The Petition of Harry Uriah Pratt Russell as.Personal
Representative for William Howard Russell Jr.
AND

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT PIECE PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND
containing approximately Three and Eight Hundred Nineteen Thousandths
(3.819) acres and situate on Lubbers Quarters Cay one of the Abaco Cays
in the said Commonwealth of The Bahamas bounded on the North by
land now or formerly the property of Charlie Bethel and running thereon
Two Thousand and Sixty-four and Fifty-five Hundredths (2064.55) feet
on the East by the Sea at high water mark and running thereon Ninety-two
(92) feet more or less on the South by land now or formerly the property
of William Cash, Jr. and running thereon One Thousand Nine Hundred
and Eighty-five and Forty-sevei .Hundreddth (1985.47) feet more or less
on the West by the Sea at high water mark and rumuing thereon One
Hundred and Three and Ninety-nine Hundredths (103.99) feetmore or less
(hereinafter referred to as "the Lubbers Quarters property"). t
AND

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT PIECE PARCEL OR LOT OF
LAND containing approximately One and Twenty-six Thousandths
(1.026) acres and situate on Elbow Cay one of the Abaco Cays in the said
Commonwealth of The Bahamas bounded in the North by land
formerly the property of British AmericanInvestments Limited andnow the
property of Chris Thompson and running thereon Seven Hundred
Fifty-one and Twelve Hundredths (751.12) feet more or less on the
East by land now or formerly the property of Chatham Albury and
running thereon Sixty-three Fifty Hundredths (63.50) feet more or less
on the South by land now or formerly the property of Clifford Sawyer &
Others and running thereon Seven Hundred Fifty-five and Seventy-seven
Hundredths (755.77) feet more or less and on the.West by the Sea at high
water mark and running thereon Fifty-nine and Sixty Hundredths (59.60)
feet more or less (hereinafter referred to as "the Quarry property").
AND

IN THE MATTER OF ALL PIECE PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND
containing approximately One and Eight Hundred Thirty-two
Thousandths (1.832) Acres and situate atNigh Creek on Elbow Cay one of
the Abaco Cays in the said Commonwealthof The Bahamas bounded on the
North by land known as Marcel Maury' s Subdivision and running thereon
Four Hundred and Eighty-nine and Ninety-eight Hundredths (489.98) feet
more or less on the East by Nigh Creek and running thereon One Hundred
and Fifteen and Fifty-one Hundredths (115.51) feet more or less on the
South by land now or formerly the property of Charlie Bethel and running
thereon Four Hundred and Seventy-five and Sixty-three Hundredths
(475.63) feetmore or less on the Westby Back Creek athigh watermark and
running thereon Two Hundred Twenty-six and Fifty Hundredths (226.50)
feet more or less (hereinafter referred to as "the Nigh Creek property").
William Howard Russell Jr. claims to be the owner in fee simple of
the. said land free from encumbrances and has made application to the
Supreme .Court in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under
section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared, in a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in accordance with the provision of the said Act
A plan of the said land may be inspected during normal office hours in
the following places:
a) The Registry of the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau;
b) The Office of the Administrator in Marsh Harbour, Abaco,
Bahamas;
c) The Chambers of Callenders & Co., One Millars Court, Nassau,
Bahamas, Attorneys for the Petitioner.
NOTICE is hereby given that any person having dower or right of dower
or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or
before the 26th day of the October A.D. 2006 file in the Supreme Court
and serve on the Petitioners or the undersigned a statement of his claim in
the prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure
of any such person to file and serve a statement of his claim on or before
the said 26th day of October A.D. 2006 will operate as a bar to such claim.

CALLENDERS & CO.
Chambers
One Millars Court
Nassau, Bahamas.
Attorneys for Harry Uriah Pratt Russell


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THE TRIBUNE


Freeport investors, from 1B


have to get involved in some
way, shape or form".
He was backed by Dr Doswell
Coakley, the Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce's presi-
dent, who told The Tribune
recently: "If the Government
gives its answer to the local and
international business commu-
nity that they are watching the
situation and are prepared to
step in if necessary, people
would know there is a referee,
another arbiter."
The three-way battle over Mr
St George's estate could not
have come at a worse time for
Freeport and Grand Bahama, as
it has dented investor confidence
just as a number of potential
investment projects lie on the
drawing board to revitalise the
island from its depressed post-
2004 hurricane season state.
Mary St George, his former.


second wife, has launched a legal
action in the New York
Supreme Court seeking confir-
mation that she is entitled to 50
per cent ownership of the late
Mr St George's estate.
Given that Mr St George
owned a 50 per cent stake in the
Port Authority, she is alleging
that she owns 25 per cent in the
private sector company that also
has quasi-governmental respon-
sibilities to develop the 230
square miles that constitute
Freeport.
This, she alleged, would make
her the Port Authority's second
largest shareholder if the court
action succeeds.
Mary St George warned coni-
panies that had invested in
Freeport since Mr St George's
death that that their agreements
with the Port Authority "may
be later challenged in court".


Account verification, from 1B


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


IN THE SUPREME COURT


1999


No. 111 I


COMMON LAW AND EQUITY SIDE


BETWEEN


BRIAN COAKLEY


Plaintiff


AND

DOCTORS HOSPITAL (1986) LIMITED

First Defendant
AND


MUNIR RASHAD


Second Defendant


NOTICE OF ADJOURNED HEARING



TAKE NOTICE that the hearing of the Notice of
Taxation of legal costs issued herein on the 11th day of
November, A.D., 2003, on behalf of the First named
Defendant, Doctors Hospital (1986) Limited, which
was set down for hearing on Wednesday the 4th day
of February, A.D., 2004 at 10:00 o'clock in the fore-
noon before The Honourable Mr. Ernie Wallace Deputy
Registrar of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, in Chambers, situate in the Ansbacher
Building, East Street North, Nassau, The Bahamas will
now be heard on Thursday the 5th day of October, 2006,
at 11:30 o'clock in the fore-noon before the aforesaid
Honourable Mr. Ernie Wallace Deputy Registrar
of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, in' Chambers, in the Ansbacher Building,
East Street North, Nassau, The Bahamas.



DATED this 8th day of August, 2006



HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY & COMPANY,
CHAMBERS,
SHIRLEY HOUSE
FIFTY SHIRLEY STREET,
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS

ATTORNEYS FOR THE FIRST DEFENDANT


This' prompted Caroline, the
daughter of Mr St George's first
wife, to publicly confirm previ-
ous Tribune reports that she
would launch legal action to
safeguard her interest in the
estate, alleging that Mr St
George had part paid for his
Port Authority stake using mon-
ey that had been placed in trust
for her and her sister.
Mr Galanis, who previously
led a bid to acquire the Port
Authority and its associate, Port
Group Ltd, told The Tribune
that the ownership of the Port
Authority needed to be resolved
as quickly as possible. He added:
"They have to resolve the out-
standing issues regarding own-
ership, because until that is done,
no investor is going to be confi-
dent his investment is safe.
"The Government must take
a close look at it. The Govern-
ment cannot just turn a blind
eye to what is happening in
Freeport. It's not just a private
company.


The CBA has taken out
advertisements to warn
Bahamians that under the pro.-
visions of the Financial Trans-
actions Reporting Act, all
accounts and facilities not ver-
ified for KYC purposes by
October 1 will be frozen.
Mr McWeeney said that
while the verification exercise
had been expensive for the
CBA's members, they al recog-
nised the importance of the
task, especially given the 2000
blacklisting of the Bahamas by
the Financial Action Task
Force (FATF) and continued
scrutiny from other interna-
tional regulatory bodies.
"This is part of our KYC
regime, and we have to recog-
nise that external regulatory
bodies are looking at our abili-
ty to comply," Mr McWeeney
said.
"This deadline has been
extended a number of times
over the years. It comes to the
point where you have to put


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"The Government has got to
provide some level of reassur-
ance to investors and the com-
munity as a whole that it is going
to monitor the situation, and
require the Port Authority not to
divest itself of any other com-
panies and large tracts of land
without reference to it."
Yet neither the Government
nor the Port Authority will be
able to do much, especially when
it comes to amending the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement,
without the support of 80 per
cent of licensees.
Freeport business sources
have expressed surprise to The
Tribune that neither party has
attempted to court the licensees,
especially since they effectively
hold the balance of power.
Mr Galanis said he was
"amazed" that Sir Jack Hayward
had backed the decisions by
Hannes Babak, its chairman, to
remove Bahamian executives
such as Willie Moss and Barry
Malcolm.


your foot down, and I guess
that point is now."
Hundreds of thousands of
accounts have had to undergo a
verification exercise, and Mr
McWeeney said: "Although we
understand and accept the need
to introduce best practices for
our KYC regime, it has been a
very expensive undertaking."
He explained that the cor-
porate and skills infrastructure
at all CBA members "in no
way mirrors what it was four
years ago", with Bahamian
commercial banks now employ-
ing in-house lawyers, compli-
ance officers and risk'officers to
assess and monitor their
account portfolios for KYC
purposes.
And to comply with the
Basel Committee on Bank
Supervision's stipulations on a
risk-weighted approach to
KYC and customer accounts,
Mr McWeeney said banks had
to install software applications
that performed these functions.


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Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
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Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol
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ICD Utilities
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PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, MICHAEL ALEXANDER
BAIN. of Bolao Road, P.O.Box F60-201 Nassau Bahamas,
intend to change my name to MICHAEL ALEXANDER
NESBITT. If there are any objections to this change of name
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Deputy
Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box F-43536, Grand Bahama,
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication
of this notice.





NOTICE


THE SIGNATURE ADVISORS
SERIES FLETCHERR) LIMITED
No. 80,986 B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, commencing on the
31st day of May, 2006. Articles of Dissolution
have been duly registered by the Registrar General.
The Joint Liquidators are Paul A. Gomez and
Patrick E. Smith, of Paje House, Marlborough
Street, P.O.Box N-8285, Nassau, The Bahamas.

All persons having Claims against the above-
named Company are required on or before the
27th day of October, 2006 to send their names
and addresses and particulars of their debts or
claims to the Joint Liquidators of the Company
or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.

Dated this 25th day of September, 2006


Paul A. Gomez and Patrick E. Smith
Liquidator





NOTICE


AMERIGO GUARANTEED
FUND LIMITED
No.108,607 B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, commencing on the
31st day of May, 2006. Articles of Dissolution
have been duly registered by the Registrar General.
The Joint Liquidators are Paul A. Gomez and
Patrick E. Smith, of Paje House, Marlborough
Street, P.O.Box N-8285, Nassau, The Bahamas.

All persons having Claims against the above-
named Company are required on or before the
27th day of October, 2006 to send their names
and addresses and particulars of their debts or
claims to the Joint Liquidators of the Company
Sor, in default thereof, they may be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.


Dated this 25th day of September, 2006


Paul A. Gomez and Patrick E. Smith
Liquidator


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NOTICE


THE SIGNATURE ADVISORS
SERIES (LANCER) LIMITED
No. 72,725 B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, commencing on the
31st day of May, 2006. Articles of Dissolution
have been duly registered by the Registrar General.
The Joint Liquidators are Paul A. Gomez and
Patrick E. Smith, of Paje House, Marlborough
Street, P.O.Box N-8285, Nassau, The Bahamas.


All persons having Claims against the above-
named Company are required on or before the
27th day of October, 2006 to send their names
and addresses and particulars of their debts or
claims to the Joint Liquidators of the Company
or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.

Dated this 25th day of September, 2006

Paul A. Gomez and Patrick E. Smith
Liquidator


NOTICE


KENMAR GLOBAL
INVESTMENTS LIMITED
No. 33,388B

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, commencing on the
31st day of May, 2006. Articles of Dissolution
have been duly registered by the Registrar General.
The Joint Liquidators are Paul A. Gomez and
Patrick E. Smith, of Paje House, Marlborough
Street, P.O.Box N-8285, Nassau, The Bahamas.

All persons having Claims against the above-
named Company are required on or before the
27th day of October,-2006 to send their names
and addresses and particulars of their debts or
claims to the Joint Liquidators of the Company
or, in default thereof, they may be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.

Dated this 25th day of September, 2006


Paul A. Gomez and Patrick E. Smith
Liquidator


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* SAILING

Action from the weekend's
sailing event at Montagu

* OVERVIEW: Four racing
classes Red (ages 13-15);
Blue (ages 11-12); White
(ages 10 and under); Green
(non-competitive, begin-
ners)

N 7 races raced: 4 on Saturday
and 3 on Sunday.

NYC=Nassau Yacht Club,
RNSC=Royal Nassau Sailing
Club, BSA=Bahamas Sailing
Association, MKJSC=Mack
Knowles .) unior Sailing Club
(Long Island)

* TOP 5 IN RED:

1-Christopher Sands-NYC
(last year's champion)
2-Michael Gibson-BSA
3-Shaquille Dean-BSA
4-Gerzario Anderson-BSA
5-Therron Maillis-MKJSC-

' TOP 5 IN BLUE:

1-Dylan Christie-RNSC
2-Daniel DeCardenas-RNSC
3-Michael Holowesko-RNSC
4-Darius Kelly-BSA
5-Torri Cartwright-MKJSC

,U TOP 5 IN WHITE:

1- Bianca Wagner-Illing-RNSC
2-Bruce Hall-RNSC
'3- Dylan Lightbourn-RNSC
4-Meko Knowles-MKJSC
5-Tyler Cartwright-MKJSC

S*OVERALL WINNERS
(regardless of sailing class):

1-Christopher Sands-NYC
2-Dylan Christie-RNSC
'3-Daniel Decardenas-RNSC
4-Michael Gibson-BSA
5-Michael Holowesko-RNSC

' RIGHT: Several races dur-
ing the 2006 RBC Optniist
Junior National Champi-
onships were close contests.
Overall winner and 2006
* champion, Christopher Sands
(left), races to the finish line
against Michael Holowesko
(center), and Dylan Christie
(right) Saturday on Montagu
Bay.
(Photo: Joe Euteneuer)



* BELOW: Tyler Knowles of
the Mack Knowles Junior
SSailing Club in Long Island
heads to the mark during the
2006 RBC Optimist Junior
National Championships on
Montagu Bay Saturday.
(Photo: Joe Euteneuer)


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* FOOTBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THREE weeks have passed
since the first snap in the
National Football League
(NFL), and Bahamians Alex
Smith and D'Brickashaw Fer-
guson continue to deliver stel-
lar performances for their
respective teams.
Smith, the starting tight end
for the Tampa Bay Bucca-
neers, led his team in recep-
tions on Sunday against the
Carolina Panthers. But the
Buccaneers lost their third
game 26-24.
The performance by Smith
on Sunday was a season's best,
catching four of five passes for
72 yards.
So far this season, Smith has
successfully caught.six passes
for 90 yards, but his success
on the field isn't helping Vu ith
the team's overall statistics, as
they drop to 0-3 on the sea-
son.
The Buccaneers will look to
improve their record on Octo-
ber 8th against the New
Orleans Saints having a bye
week this Sunday. '
Ferguson, the :newest:
Bahamian to join the profes-
sional ranks, is the starting left
tackle for the Nevw York Jets
and is regarded as the premier
offensive linesman.
The 23-year-old rookie
stands at 6'6 weighing in at
312 lbs. Ferguson was drafted
in the first round, the fourth
pick overall.
His job, to protect the blind
side for the quarterback, was
tested in his second game
against the New York Giants,
where he was called for two
false start penalties.
The second penalty came
on third down and one on the
Giants' 38 yard line.
Despite his faults, Fergu-
son's praises continues to pour
in especially in his profession-
al debut game, where he
allowed no sacks.
His mauling tackles have
helped the Jets establish a 2-1
win-loss record.
The Jets will continue on
with their season, on Sunday
going up against the Indi-
anapolis Colts.
The first of the trio to be


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SAC celebrate victory over Hurricanes


* SAC and St AndreW's
acknowledge each other's per-
formances after SAC's cruslh-
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SEE story on front page
of Sports.
(Photo: Tim Clarke)


* RIGHT: SAC players lake break after a
team talk following their three inning 'icton.
The Big Red Machines %ere celebrating a 23-0
iin over the Hurricanes.
* SEE stony on front page of Sports
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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


Victory for

Christine

Amertil

in Japan.

* TRACK AND FIELD
WHILE Tonique Williams-
Darling had to settle for fourth
place in Shanghai, China on
Saturday, Christine Amertil
posted a victory on Sunday in
Yokohama, Japan.
As the lone Bahamian com-
peting at the 2006 Super Meet,
Amertil clocked 50.68 seconds
to win the women's 400 metres,
beating Japan's national record
holder Asami Tanno by almost
three seconds as she finished
second in 53.54.
Also'at the meet, Jamaican
Sheron Simpson won the wom-
en's 100 in 11.15; but Asafa
Powell was disqualified in the
men's century because of a
false start.
In Shanghai, Williams-Dar-
ling turned in her season's best
of 50.11 for fourth place. The
race was won by Jamaican
Novlene Williams in a stadium
record time of 49.63.


Build up

to Masters
E TENNIS
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE Tennis Masters Cup
scheduled for November 12th-
19th in Shanghai, China, has
top tennis players making final
preparations in a bid to
improve on their rankings.
Among those taking part
are Bahamian tennis player
Mark Knowles and doubles
tennis partner Daniel Nestor.
Knowles, who has played in
22 tournaments for the year,
has accumulated 4,225 points
for a fifth place ranking -
slightly leading Nestor who is
ranked six.
On the Stanford ATP dou-
bles race listing, Knowles and
Nestor are ranked fourth with
661 points and a prize purse
of 605,470.
Leading this race are Amer-
ican twins Bob and Mike
Bryan with 1082 points for a
prize value of $1,377,660. Jonas
Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi are
second with 969 points and
prize money of $1,152,900.
Knowles and Nestor will
have six weeks to catch-up P
Hanley and K Ullyett, who
lead them by 49 points.
The ATP race determines
who will be the best player in
the world for that year and
also the top eight players who'
will qualify for the Tennis
Masters Cup.
The top 18 performances by
the players are used towards
their rankings, this includes
Grand Slams and ATP Mas-
ters series. The best five results
from International Series tour-
naments are also added.
Knowles, no stranger to
holding the top spot in the
rankings, has won five tourna-
ments so far for the year and
has made three final appear-
ances and three semi-final
showdowns. He has a win-loss
record of 38-15.
His next tournament is
scheduled for October 9th, the
BA-CA tournament set for
Vienna, Austria.


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in firsPt ame- of season


* SOFTBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
ONE of the hardest
things for a team to do is
repeat a perfect season.
Ace pitcher Daniel Cash
certainly believes that the
St.,Augustine's College Big
Red Machines can dupli-.,
cate their Bahamas Asso-
ciation of Independent Sec-
ondary Schools' senior
boys softball feat from last
)year.
Cash helped the Big Red
Machines rolled off to an
impressive start yesterday:
at St. Andrew's playing
their second game as he
just missed pitching a per-
fect game in their 23-0
whitewashing of the Hur-
ricanes in three innings via
the 15-run mercy rule.
"I was satisfied. This was
our first game for the sea-
son. This was just really a
test for us to see how we
would make it through the
season," said Cash, who
threw a no-hitter with a
pair of strike outs and
helped his own cause with
a home run and a double,
driving in two runs and
scoring three times.
"We hit well. We played
good defence and we won
the game."

Hits
After getting off to a
slow start, scoring three
runs on four hits in the first
inning, SAC rallied for 11
hits on 13 runs in the sec-
ond and they came up with
five more hits on seven
runs in the third for the
lopsided victory.
In all, SAC produced six
homers a pair of two-run
shots from catcher Etienne
Farquharson with six dou-
bles and a triple as they got
the better of losing pitcher
Brent McNeil.
"I really didn't expect it
to be a blowout. I expected
us to keep it close and hold
them to a close game and
we would have a fight to
the finish," Cash said.
But St. Andrew's coach.
Montgomery Nazon said he
knew prior to the start of
the game that they would
have gotten a real compet-
itive game from SAC.
"They had a real fire ball
pitcher and if we were not
prepared to hit the ball


* DANIEL CASH pitches for SAC Big Red Machines.


well against him, we would
have a tough time," Nazon
stated.
"They hit the ball well.
No matter whether we
went deep or we came in,
they hit the ball.
"We couldn't defend the
good hitting. Now all we
have to do is play the rest
of the season and hope we
meet them in the playoffs."
As for the remainder of
the season, Cash said he's
confident that their coach-
ing staff, inclusive of Greg
Burrows and Shane


Albury, can get them back
intd the championship and
even repeat as champions.
The way they played,
with all of the batters in
their line-up getting at
least one hit as they batted
around the clock in both
the second and third, the
Big Red Machines sent out
a strong message that they
are coming prepared for
the long haul.
While Cash paid off big
dividends on the mound,
his battery mate Farquhar-
son led the offensive


charge, going 3-for-3 with
his two homers and a dou-
ble, driving in four runs
and scoring as many times.

Homers
What Farquharson didn't
do, Ken Wood Jr. made up
for it with a 3-for-4 day,
inclusive of two homers, a
double, two RBIs and
three runs scored.
Andre Wood Jr also went
3-for-4 with three doubles,
two RBIs and three runs;


(Photo: Tim Clarke)


Omar Glinton had a single,
scoring four times and
J'Vaughn Saunders was
3-for-4 with a run
scored.
SMcNeil was the only bat-
ter to get on base for St.
Andrew's.
He did it in the first with
two out when Andre Wood
bobbled a grounder.
But Wood made up for it
when he caught the ball
,from Farquharson to stop
McNeil from getting to
third for the third out in
the inning..


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