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Crille threat to unoccupied Ihoullos
BECAUSE of vandalism, theft and squatting, future residents of Dignity
Garden, Pride Estates, Excellent Estates' and Sunset Estates have been
asked to move quickly into their homes.
"The more you allow houses to be vacant, the greater the opportunity is for
vandalism," Housing, Youth and Sports Minister Neville Wisdom said.
While the homes remained unoccupied, they were being stripped of var..
ious parts, he said.
Half the residents have already moved in, he said, and the Ministry is "'try-
mng to quickly organize the total completion of thie homes.
The homes in Excellent Estates I are completed, Mr Wisdom said, but the
Ministry is facing "multiple problems" in Excellent II.
"We are trying to move the overgrowth ofbushes there') and~it should be
completed very shortly," he said. Feheihg for this sulbdi\ ision also will be
installed.
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SANTO) Do-mingo The


the-\ h3\e ollne f~ or he
na(Ion
SMiniste /of Tourism
Obie Wilchcombe con-
veyed this message in per-
son to Sol 'Kerz~ner, who
arrived ~in the- Dommnican
RepCublic on Thursday to
receihe the- bodr\ of his son
Buteh 0
"I know ,@ is a real tough
period foil them and the
entire country is showing
our appr-epation for how
Sol Kerzner has helped us
bhuqi a n bleM8om ta s

the press. '


we can do. we~r had to be
here -in p'h~sical form so
that' he could feel ;Ind see
our love, f~el our embrace
and know that we speak
genuinely from our hearts
anid wish them all the best,"
he said.
Mr Wilchcombe had
flowni.to t'he Dominican
Republic; early Thursday
morning to express the con-
dolences of the Bahamian
people arid their apprecia-
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service be held. The family has
established the Butch Kerzner
Memorial Fiund that will be used
to impro~te plrlgroundj aird oth-
er sports facllitties In public
schools in the Bahamas,'" the
message read.
The-famil also extended an
invitations to anyone \ to conltribute to the fund.
Meanwhile, a local investiga-
tion into the cause of the crash is
oontinuingin t~he Dom~isicaa
Republis.
According to the Associated
Press, investigators have estab-
.lished that the pilot was experi-
enced and showed no signs of
intoxication.
The report said th'e Robinson
'R44' helicopter crashed ~after spin-
ning out of control and investi-
gators noted that the area around
Puerto Plata yvis beset by rain
imd winid.
According to a preliminary
report, the helicopter s tail rotor

SEE page 13


MBy PACO NUNEZ
Tribune News Editor
TH-E family of the late Butch
~Kerzner has established a foun-
dation in his name to fund
improvements to school facilities
across the B'ahamas.
The Tribune learned that the
family was already formulating
the plan for the foundation on
)-Thursday as they travelled to' the
13ominican. Republhlc to culled ~
the remains of the 42-year-old
CEO only hours after the heli-
copt~er crash that took his life.
A close friend said that con-
tributing to the development of
the Bahamas was a passion for
the late Mr Kerzner, who played
a prominent personal role in a
number of community building ~
projects. -
The establishment of the foun-
dation was revealed in a message
expressing gratitude for the con-
dolences that have been received
from around the world.
"The family ~plans to honour
Butch's wishes that no memorial


WBy ALISON1.OWE
THE Cuiban Embassy in NJas-
sau is alleged to be active~ly
involved in an effort to curry
favour viith mnfhiential Bahamni.
ans so that they will in turn "open
doors" for Cuban "spies" wish:
ing to infiltrate Bahamian soci-
ety.
The llegations came from Dr
es A Lpe~z a p in d srih-
in the Bahjmas in a letter to


Th~e Trnburne last week.
'According to Dr Lopez,- the
Cuban Embassy is "charged with
the task of finding local persons
and businessman with great influ-
ence' m the community or in gov-
ernment".
Having identified these irrdi-
:viduals, Dr Lopet alleges, the
embassy will then invite them to
private parties '!inder 4a d pon
matic disguise'," and offer fee
'SEE page 13


IMMIGRA-TION milk~ister
Shane Gibson was evidently
impressed when he was a guest
at the beachfront 'wedding' of
actress Anna Nicole Smith and .
lawyer Howard K Stern.
Mr Gibson was quoted hi Peo-
ple magazine as saying "You
could see the excitement" as Ms
Smith and Mr Stern lay in the surf
off ~Rose Island following an
exchange~ of vows aboard a cata-
ma nSm th'S "morale-boosting"
ceremony just 18 days after the .


death of her 20-year-old son
Daniel was attended by no fewer
than four People journalists, who
shot a series of .photographs
showing Anna Nicole in white ,
gown and Mr Stern in dark suit
and dress shirt. It is understood a
'large sum changed hands for the
magazine to be given exclusive
rights.
They also photographed a
group of guests aboard the cata-
maran including a man in white
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THE OPPOSITIOjN party
yesterday criticised four high
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taste for the party and prunar-
ily its leader pHubert In raham
public.
Al mron Allen, Tenn son:
Wells Pierre Du uch and
Floyd Watkins were riticised
by the FNM for their current:
campag agaissf dhpa e sr
Allen and Wells as two "frus-
tratedaw ul-be raders"ewho
the impossiblee task" of con-
vincing the Bahannan people-
that Prime Minister Christie is
a better national leader than
`MIngraham.
"They will trade on some
weak and disgruntled members
of the FNM by calling them-
selves 'FNMs for Christie'.
They think that by maintain-
ing that charade they can do
more damage to the FNM.
"But the Bahamian people
have come to know them both
very well and will not be fooled
bytem mhe e noe PLPP
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'Butch' Kenner was highly respectel in business cic~les


on behaly~f of te RIU famrily, Ithe Staf a'cndl

Ma~rnagemenirt ourf Hoel RIUJ P~rakrdise Islandli ~
Oa uharmas, indeed RIL! prope~rtiels around the
n~rld. wye conraiey- our depepst sy~mpathy toz hi

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the company. He was named
ch efe~xe ut ve afie hb e004
in most of the company's
expansion plans not only here
in Nassau but in Dubai in the
Middle East and in Asta I

is' guarsing a casino project in
I think we alfiee the loss
of a child as unimaginably
painful. The loss of Butch wiill
be a terrible personal blow to
his father; Sol, for whomrIhditl
tremendous respect -and to
yhomn I extenad the smecerest:
condolences. On Wednesday
he (Sol) lost a son who was
also a business partner, soul-
mate and friend.
But Butch was not only, a
son he was a husband, a father,
a brother and uncle. I know
tat thehanguiss nowfl ch

lings is great. His children, still
so young, will only vaguely
understand the depth of their
loss later as they grow. I extend
condolences to them all.
symidt of cour soe exat ne

and emplo'ti'p I ht larg
mahy thousands of them
Bahamian, who.make Kerzner
International work for us on
Paradise Island.
Kerzner 'International is a
first-class company, well organ-
ised,(hnanaged and operated
and so I do not fear that
Butch's passing will alter their
course or their commitment to
their business interests in our
country. But his passing will,
at least for a while dim the
lights, so to speak, as he is.
mourned.
Butch Kerzner, much like
his father had a passion for his
work. He liked it, enjoyed it
and I think it showed in the
wonderful experiences which
the duo created for us at
Atlantis which is now in its
third phase of development.
,Their keen understanding of
the tourism product also pro-
duced the. One and Only chain
of hotels of which the Ocean
Club at Paradise Island is the
flagship.
It is not surprising to learn
that the terrible accident that
robbed us .of his talent and
ability occurred while he was
working; speakingg out", so to
.speak, the company's next
expansion. He died doing what
he loved working to improve
tourism in the Caribbean.
He will long be remem-
bered in these parts and the
continued success of Kerzner
International in The Bahamas
will be his legacy.

RtL Hon. Hubert A.
Ingrahaum, MP
Leader of the Opposition
Thursday, October 12, 2006


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luxury hotel portfolio, in particular
the development of its five award-
winning hotels on Mauritius as well
as the prestigious One&Only Roy-

alna DcmeH .02 Kerzner
oversaw the roll-out of the
One&rOnly brand and the devel-
o mento the OnedlOnly Resortse

brand with the reopening ofte
One&Only Le Touessrok, Mauri-
tius.
Most recently, Mr Kerzner

f Iee LLC t devo Atlats
The Palm, in Dubai, United Arab
Emirates, which will ultimate yI
include a 1,000-room resort and
water theme park. Once ~comnplet-
e m i 07 hs nrese rt wol
world bearing the Atlantis brand.
Butch Kerzuer was bornminDur-
ban, South Africa, on Januiary 27,.
'1964. He grew up and was edu-
cated in Johannesburg, South
Africa.
In 1982 Mr Kerzner
went on to study econom-
;A es at Stanford University
and subsequently
earned an MiBA~
fi rom there.


tiated a unique agreement wifththe
Mohegan Indian Nation that led
to the development of the Mohe-
gan Sun, a US$330 million casino,
Un ts llon Co aci uet, wi h
opened in October, 1996.
This casino marked the first time
a Native A trca t ie was given

kets to finance a major develop-
ment project.
Butch Kerzner spearheaded the
company's involvement in the
recent ly c om letedhel bilS onn
which is now one of the two
largest gaming and entertain- .
~ment resorts in the United ,
States, including nearly 300,000
sqr feet f tcasn ,23 dom
luxury hotel and a 10,000-seat
indoor arena.
In recent years, Butch K~erzn-
er h'as been responsible 'for the
expansion of Kerzner Interna-
tional s


B UTCH Kerzner wais
CEO of Kerzner Inter-
national, a leading international
developer and operator of premier
casinos, destination resorts and lux-

uB for his appointment as CEO
in January, 2004, he served as pr ~
ident for eight years,
In 1992 Mr Kerzner joined
Kerzner International (then Sun
International), as Director of Inter-
national Corporate Development,
following six years in mergers and
acquisitions at First Boston Cor-
poration and subsequently at
Lazard Freres. .
Since joining Kerzner Interna-
tional, Mr Kerzner had directed
many initiatives, including the com-
plex transaction to acquire Par-


adise Island in The Bahamas, the
company's first foray into the
North Amenica market.

inv~etenaeromn S1ti00Molladn i
The Bahamas dating back to this
acquisition, developing one of the
true icons of the destination resort
business.
This major redevelopment and
expansion programme has resulted
in a 2,300-room resort that includes
the world's largest man-Itade
marine habitat, the largest casino
and entertainment centre in the
Caribbean, a world-class marina
anid other attractions making it one
of the most successful destination
resorts in the world.


In May 2003, the company
announced that it had reached an
agreement with the Bahamas gov-
ernmeant hat eoldperi st t

the property, an investment that
will enable the company to lever-
age its existing investment in infra-
structure on the property and
enable it to capitalise for the
demand for the Atlantis brand.
On Paradise Island, the compa-
ny also operates a 106-room luxu-
ry hotel resort, the One&Only
Ocean Club. This exclusive luxury
hotel resort was expanded in 2000
to include new rooms~and suites, a
private residential community and
eis 18h~ e'i sfue Tom
-Butch Kerzner has also estab_
lished Iderzner International as a
major ~layer in the
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firs et Buc 3Kser ne
after his father first came to The
Bahamas to pursue the acquisi-
tion of Resorts International s
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hav bee a yung man of 2s3 or
He had only recently joined
his father at Sun International
following an internship of sorts
in a major international finan-
cial organisation mn the United
States. He had excellent cre-
dentials.;:havmg completed an
MBA at Stanford U~niversity in
California :
Butch vaS clearly his father's
understudy but from my earliest
dealings with Sun International
and the Kerzners, Sol Kerzner
always demonstrated tremen-
nosrespcct~fore is oeung son's
Butch's financial advice and
business judgments completely
and regularly turned to him for
the "number crunching" details
of their investments in our


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W FNMiR Leader
Hubert Engraharn
country.
When Butch was made pres-
ident of the company in the mid
to late 1990s around 1996 I
believe no-one saw this as a
family thing he had earned
the positioli and was widely
cnid d~d ints jme snc Sno It
national (today Kerzner Inter-
natioia~l).
And so, clearly, Butch was
well on his way toward earning
the right to succeed his father in


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THE TRIBUNE


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THE United States bJ
Embassy is sad-
dened by the sudden and
tagi d th ohiHowar cBut h
Officer of Kerzn~er Interna- I~';F-
tional. From the opening of
the Atlantis resort in 1998,
Butch Kerzner played an *r2id
integral role in its growth and
expansion as President.
After succeeding his father'
Iutch Krnr's EdO c tion
to the resor-t's continued _
development helped set The US Ambassador to
Bahamas apart as a world The Bahamas, John D. Rood
class tourist destination.
Butch Kerzner's valuable and significant contributions to
The Bahamas reflected his belief that being an investor also
meant demonstrating in a tangible way the importance of giv-
ing back to the community. He was committed to youth devel-
opment, employment, and econonuc opportunities for Bahami-
US Ambassador to The Bahamas John D. Rood and the
entire Embassy family extend deepest sympathy and heartfelt
condolences to Mr. Kerzner's family and the staff~ of the Atlantis
Resort over this tragic loss.


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MONDAY', OCTOBER 16, 2006, PAGE 3


PM: death of 'Butch' robs our caoutry

of one of our most vial splrits

THE tragic death of Butch Kerzner in the Dominican Republic represents a
major loss for The Bahamas.
Following in the footsteps of his father, Butch was a visionary developer with a 21st
century plan for resort development in The Bahamas.
He was an incredibly bright young man, full of.energy and passion, and imbued with
a special quality that endeared him to all his fellow-workers at Atlantis and his part-
ners in the tourism industry here and around the world.
Butch's death robs our country of one of its most vital spirits. This is a sad moment
for our nation, especially for those of us who had the privilege of knowing him and
working with hun.
Our only comfort is the certain knowledge we have that Butch's work here in The
Bahamas will continue on pace and that his shared vision for Atlantis and for Bahami-
an tourism will be brought to fruition byr the excellent team, headed by his father, that
he leaves behind.
On behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas, and on my own behalf,
I extend deepest condolences to Butch's widow and to his entire family.
Our entire nation shares in their grief.
Prime Minister Perry Christie



~ IMVe8tor Jonathan Bren


Bahamas Hotel Association

PO1110llelbei 'true visionary'

HE BAHAMAS as well as the global tourism industry
Thas lost a "true visionary," a statement released by
the Bahamas Hotel Association said Thursday in the wake of
the untimely death of Atlantis President and CEO Howard
"Butch" Kerzner.
"The Bahamas Hotel Association, on behalf of its members
and indeed the entire ~tourism industry of the Bahamas, express-
es deep sadness on the passing of Mr Howard 'Butch' Kerzn-
er," the statement by Earle Bethel, President of the Associa-
tion, said.
"The Bahamas and the tourism industry globally have l~ost a
true visionary. Mr Kerzner's special business acumen, his com-
mitment to the highest ideals and standards as well as his love
for the Bahamas and our people demonstrated by his vast cor-
porate contributions towards improving the quality of life for
Bahamians, have left an indelible mark of excellence on our
people, our industry, and our nation," the statement said-
"In this time of sorrow, we express our sincere condolences
to his family and to the thousands of Kerzner employees at


Wednesday aternoton.l Mr s
Bt Kerzneran his felliow a
/WIII lV0 OH' s sonzae w eco',o piotsdea
opmednt when cothe crash i
7~h ALEXANDRIO occurred.
MOLE Butchh Kederznyafernon issrvvd


Shis wife Vanessa, and two~ chil-
~dren, his son, Tai, 9, and
S;. NION leaders daughter, Kailin, 5.
saytht ve He also leaves behind his
fiobugh workers employed mother, Mos klauree nhleA
m th toris setorare Kerzner who was in London
saddened by the tragic when he heard the news,
death of Mr Howard brother, Brandon, and sisters
"Butch" Kerzner, his Beverley, Andrea and Chan-
great contributions to the tal. Mr Gonzalez also leaves a
Bahamas will still live on family wife Carola and a
and sustain the jobs of the six-month-old son.
workers at that property. Butch Kerzner took over as
ki K rner d2 wsi cheiefe exeutiat offie n
an helicopter crash in the ary, 2004, succeeding his
Dominican Republic. Mr father~t who remains chairman-
Kerzner was surveying For eight years prior, Butch
.potential development Kerzner was the company's
sites for his company president.


lilre.He was very yung bua
visionary and leader in the hotel
and resort industry. He was
highly resphe t wmsoanb eh
accomplish in his lifetime. He
made big ideas a reality.
"It is with deep sorrow that
we face the coming days with-
oth hhmBahamian people will
long remember him as one that
brought positive changes in the
community.
"He will be missed."


BrVEnSeToOReJona ha
partner in the Set-ai Group
today aid tribute to Butcl
K~erer, dwho wash 1i~ed ton
crash over the Dominican
Re public with one of Mr
Bre ne's neighbours, Delio Luis
Gonzalez
u"Butch~was a verynprivat a d
Breene. "He loved his family
and friends and was the kind of
person you instantly liked from
a first meeting.


when the helicopter went
down near the resort of
UnE~Itta Plata. Headied
w~iith two pilots and-
A~nieritain investor, Delio
Luis Gonzalez. No-one
survived the crash-
Mr Kerzner is survived
by his wife, Vanessa, and
two children, his son, Tai,
9, and daughter, Kailin. 5.
Mr Roy Colebrooke,
president ofThe
Bahamas Hotel Catering
and Allied Workers
Union (BHCAWU), .said
the union was sending its
heartfelt condolences to
the Kerzner family and to
the entire tourism family
in the Bahamas.
"We are all inside this
tourism business together
and we belieire that when
one hurts, we all hurt,"
said Mr Colebrooke.
The union leader said
that the Kerzner family
represents one of the
greatest investments in -
the country. He contin-
ued: "They represent the
capital and we represent
the labour, and certainly,
he will bje missed by this
organisation and its thou-
sands of members."
The president of the
Trade Union Congress of
the Bahamas (TUC), Mr
Obie Ferguson, said that
on, behalf of the TUC, all
of its -affiliated unions and
all the workers of the
Bahamas, in particular
those employed at Kerzn-
er International, he want-
ed to express his sympa
thy and send out condo-
lences for "someone who
has made a significant
contribution to the well-
being of the Bahamas."
When Mr Ferguson was
asked how he felt Mr
Kerzger's sudden death
would affect workers
employed in the tourism
sector, he replied: "Mr
Kerzner has left a good
structure in place, and I
don't foresee any changes
that could alter his
vision."
Mr Butch Kerzner was
appointed CEO of his
father's company in 2004.
Kerzner International is
1h lagh st I e oer f
the government. The
company is presently
nearing completion a
Phase III of A~tlantis, a
billion-dollar expansion
to its flagship resort.


Baha Mar C:ED Sarlus IIznirhan

the man gemn e stCEff afBaha Mar adR Cbl Be hb rts
expressed- shock and sadness at the tragic death of Kerzner's CEO,
Butch Kerzner, in a crash Wednesday afternoon over the Domnum-
can i ps areat loss not only to his father Sol Kerzner, his wife,
Vanessa, and his children, Tai and Kailin, and the Kerzner family,
but is a tremendous loss to ThC Bahamas," said Mr Izmirlian.
"Butch Kerzner wTill be remembered as an innovative and enter-
prising hotelier and colleague who worked tirelessly to realize a
vision of excellence, beauty and quality in The Bahamas hotel
industry. Along with his father, Sol Kerzner, Butch Kerzner's com-
mitment to the values ~of creating a unique and outstanding visitor
experience has contributed greatly to raising the profile of The
Bahamas worldwide. He will be greatly misse~d."


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The failure of the Christie
Government to have a good
public relations person still
amazes this observer so so
many times they make the
weather rough for themselves
or worse still are not telling
the people what they have
achieved and don't fool your-
self they have achieved much
under challenging circum-
stances, global and local. The
Smith Immigration matter
clearly.shows how hopeless
the Christie PR system
is.,.surely this matter should
have been fully covered by
the administrative side of the
Ministry and the department
of Immigration and not by the
Minister himself?
Anyway Minmster Gibson
did not issue the receipt for
the residency permit the
Immigration Department did.
So here we are again mak-
ing political hay out of noth-
ing, but look wo is Ms
Smith's Attorney of record a
person who has political aspi-
rations.
When the Audit Report of
the ledger sheet is written
between achievements of the
FNM in their first term, 1992-
1997 against the PLP 2002-
2hat th C rste Gvrr2 nt
achieved far more in itew job
Creation wealth -- poten-
`tial return fo~r real estate own-
ers direct foreign invest-
ment. .
Yes, for historical purpos-
es we acknowledge that under
the FNM Kerzner returned in
so many ways thanks to
Edward St George and we
have Atlantis today and
Hutchison-Whampao.
The PLP has to be careful if
they leave~ four-five of their
current MPs as candidates in
2007 the results will be closer
for them than comfort but if
some new faces are offered I
strongly suggest that the PLP
will be returned will a good
working majority and a strong
future for our Bahamas.

J WILLIAMS
Nassau,
September 28, 2006.


EDITOR, The Tribune.
WHAT kind of Govern-
ment do we really viish?
Election 2006 or 2007 will
create a contest for the Prime
wMmisteership of aur Baham s
style of the potential leader
never experienced previous

In recent political history
we saw in 1992 the country
then sick of the same old
thing reject the political lead.
ership of Sir Lynden for the
unknown of Hubert Ingraham
but many political scientists
will opine that whoever ran,
against the PLP in 1992 would
have become Prime Minister.
I agree certainly with that.
-In usual fashion the
Bahamian electorate re-elect-
ed Hubert Ingraham and the
FNM for a second term in
1997, but by 2002 things had
changed when the electorate
was adamantly vigorously
opposing the further re-elec-
tion of the FNM even with
Tommy "T" as leader. Np one
will argue or they shouldn't
that the arrogance of Hubert
In raham from 1997 throu h
2002 closed that chapter of
Bahamian political history.
The styles of Prime Minis-
ter Christie in contrast to
Ingraham are at each end of
the political spectrum. How-
ever, I am quick to realise that
our people have changed con-
siderably over the past 10-

Ys tnhp It a)f% Cri ti dif-
fers 19ith'1 suggest his style is
apprg ~J~ate for what' the pe~o-
ple aiid clamouring for today
one cannot quickly approve
development projects as in
the past and the considerable
increase in project applica-
tions have weighted down the
process further. Yes even the
most ardent PLP supporter is
grumbling but they will realise
in 2007 and beyond what
Prime Minister Christie has
brought to the table and
approved will bring a broad
growth in wealth and creat-
ing wealth amongst a cross
section of the peo le
What will the Hubert Ingra-
ham persona be in 2007?
Good question for starters
his leadership in the FNM is
still argued and fought bit~ter-
ly about and even with Brent
Symonette at his side it seems
they cannot break that yoke
which has to be broken if the


(Here we go again making
the poor -civil servant, who is
allowed no voice to defend
himself, the scapegoat in the
Anna Nicole Smith a~ffaiir. WVe
kre gse tono eD thtmi a
arid not the Minister who
issued the receipt for the resi-
dence permit for this woman
who seems to, attract
unsavoury publicity wherev-
er .she goes. And so the Min-
ister skips off scot free -
responsible for nothing.
(We can assure our rea~d-
ers from more than 40 years
of experience with Immigra-
tion that no permit is issued
or receipt given without min-
ister~ial approval. In other
words the civil servant is
instructed by the minister on
what permits to issue.
(The cabinet, whether it sat
on the Smith matter or not, is
also to blame for the issuance
of the permit in the unheard of
time of three weeks. And for
the prime minister to try to
cover his minister's poor judg-
ment with the explanation of
improved efficiency in the
department is not only poor
judgment on his part, but
unforgivable. He is equally
responsible, because no per-
manent residence application
can be issue without a cabinet
decision. As we all know,
the buck~stops at the Chief's
desk.
(We have been told by
smm nle who khnrow kh s
not enough time to ~idy e
-background checks required
:' on each application. Obvi-
ously, none could have been
done in the Smith case for
Minister Shane Gibson to be
so~ brazen as to remark that
this is the type person
Bahamians want to attract to
the Bahamas. God knows, we
have enoughlhomegrown
social misfits without import-
mng more.
(Regardless of what this let-
ter writer says, it is none other
than Mr Gibson and his cabi-
itet that have to take full
responsibility for this decision,
arid Ms Smith presence here.
(The Imnmigration Depart-
ment issued the permit on thd
Minister's instructions, and,
as he said himself, if he could
have moved them faster that
permit would have been
issued within 24 hours.
Ed).


THE BUYOUT of Kerzner International

pltmedo an~eK rzn and dhei shbreehnoldedo
Young Bixtch Kerzner, a temporary load off
his shoulders, wanted to chat.
He drove to our home. We sat on the porch
overlooking the ocean peaceful, calm, sea
gulls perched on a nearby dock, the occasion-
al boat on the horizon, the towers of Atlantis
in the distance and a riot of colour in flower-
ing plants around us. Peace and quiet away
from the addingg crowd" the kind of
atmos hee thatsButch l neditb ta cnuci e
sea air, one could almost see the cares of the
world lift from his shoulders. "This is won-
derful, so peaceful," he remarked.
We talked for some time on topics of his
choosing.,And then his face clouded. He told
us about a "friend". A few months earlier he
would have described this person as a good
friend. However, he had discovered during
their negotiations that this so-called "friend',
whom he had advised and helped in the past
with his own affairs, had quietly gathered a
group behind his back to move against the
Kerzners. "I just don't understand," he said.
At that moment, he looked so young, so
perplexed, so vulnerable, so hurt.' Young
Bultch was now moving among man-eating
sharks, where he could not yet distinguish
friend from.foe. He would soon discover that

tl-hv a lta -bdi ed
Butch was a brilliant young man with his
integrity intact. It came as a shock that others
did not measure up to his standards of decen-
cy and compassion. How many times have we
heard him say of someone else's seemingly
callous, ungrateful behaviour "I just don't
understand."
One day if he had lived to the age of his
wa Idrwoul hdve wpdohbaayb ut anf od~m hi
into a bitter sceptic. But death took him in
the prime of life when he was still wide-eyed in
wonderment at man's inhumanity to man. lix
the short time that he was with us he made a
great difference in the lives of many of this
island's less fortunate. He wgs an investor
who didn't have to look beyond his bottom
line, but he did his humanity took him fur-
ther. What he saw .disturbed bjm. He was
d termined to make a difference and he
Although the Kerzziers were abundantly
generous to Bahamians, building parks in the
inner cities, funding such programmes as the
Kerzner AIDS ~initiative, donating to chari-
table and other civic groups, one of Butch's
close friends, Robert Carron,,urged him -to
leave his corporate desk, and the luxury o~f


Atlantis to see another side of Bahamian life.

Bt wass atpopualddatmwhatthhe iaw th
made another trip with his nizie-year-old son,
Tai. He wanted his young son to know that not
everyone lived ii luxury. There was great want
in the world; there were people who didn't
know where their next meal was coming from
or how long they could keep a leaking roof
over their heads. He wanted Tai to kriow at an
early age that in gratitude for his own good.
fortune, it was his duty to reach out and help
Rthos les It atel launched a building pro-
gramme in St Cecilia's, working through
Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt, MP for
the area, and The Tribune's Santa Claus Com-
mittee of which he was also a staunch sup-
porter, to refurbish homes repair damaged
roofs, provide running water, plumbing and
electrical facilities,
Butch, who admitted that he was "obses-
sive about education," one day visited St
Anne's School. In a casual conversation the
principal proudly told him that~the school
had come second in a recent competition
between all the Anglican schools, although it
didn't have a swimming pool. Two days later
Butch was back at the school and to thunder"
ous applause made a surprise announcement.
The students' years of fundraising had ended'
Kerzner International would donate $250,000

whaFT a kna of mp suc bd ne
him as a "global investor", a "South African
;:tycoon", but to'Bahamian's he was just plain
"Butch", a small, quiet, unassuming young
man with a big heart a heart that generously
embraced all1 of them.
One day Butch and Robert were jo~gmig in
the' Singita resort in South Africa. Rbert'
concerned about the numerous lions and oth-
trwl .es tnc theopdark xspar ssdb ti t
not dangerous unless you fall behind."
An'd in life's journey the dedicated, deter-
mined, thard-working Butch Kerzner never
fell behind. He always, in his quiet way, led the
pack.
The Bahamas only had him for 13 years'
but in those 13 years Butch Kerzner and his
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Sunder the heaven."
'Butch has had his season, and fulfilled his
purpose. He has now moved on, but he has left
them~ories with us that can never be erased. He
will be greatly missed: Today The Tribune
:family sends its heartfelt sympathy to the
Kerzner family.


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Kerzner family. But they said
that the future of their jobs will
not be~threate~ned, and "life
must go on." .
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She said Daniel had never
taken drugs and that someone ~
must have given him the toxic
cocktail that claimed his life.
"Daniel did not take drugs. No-
one could convince me of that," _
she added.
Ms Arthur became emotion-
al on television as she recalled
how she and Anna Nicole were
driven apart by a dispute over
Daniel.
When Anna Nicole called to
tell her of his death, "she was
mumbling like a drunk does.
She was in the middle of a sen-
tenlce and then hung up."
Ms' Arthur said she did not
know Howard K Stern, Anna
Nicol'e's law'yer-lover who
claims to be the father of her
baby. But she said he "appears
to control her life he doesn't
let us talk to her."
Ms Arthur said ~she had tried
to get answers and was very
upset that Daniel had still riot
been buried.
"The last bit of respect you
get in this world is a fuheral and
my baby has not had one," she
said. "I don't like the fact that
Daniel is lying in a cold room
somewhere."
During the programme, Cali-
fornian defence attorney
Michael Cardoza said Ms Arthur


had not offered any evidence to
support her murder claun.
However, he said if anyone
gave Daniel methadone know-
ing he was taking other drugs, it
could be regarded as second-
degree murder "a wilful disre-
gard for humari life."
He said this would apply had
.the drug been offered "with or
without malice" but added that
Daniel could have got the drugs
in a lot of different ways.
Show hpst Nancy Girace also
said 'she found it hard to "buy"
Ms Arthur's claim, but the visi-
bly upset grandma stuck to her
story-
"I still love Anna Nicole," she
said. Then,' in a message to her
daughter, she said. "I love yoti
and always have'..1ut be careful
who yrou hang around with
because you may be next."


Anna Nicole Smith's
estranged mother believes her
20-year-old grandson Daniel
was murdered.
Her startling claim came on
American television as Bahami-
an police were tying up their
investigation into Daniel's death.
~Virgie Arthur, who spent' 28
years in law. enforcement in
Houston, Texas, told CNN's
Nancy Grace that there was no
way Daniel tooki drugs of his
own accorl.
And she said there was seven
times the accepted, amount of
anti-depressants in his body.
Ms Arthur's claim added
another bizarre twist to the mys-
terious' death of Daniel Smith'
whose body still lies in a Nassau
morgue more than a month after
he died at Doctors Hospital.
Daniel, cover girl Anna
Nicole's child by her first mar-
riage, was foubd dead at his
mother's bedside on September
10 only three days after she
gave birth to a daughter,
Pathologist Dr Cyril Wecht lat-
er revealed on American televi-
sion that Daniel had methadone
and at least two'other anti-
depressa'nt drugs in his body.
The "acute toxicity" caused
by so many drugs would have
affected the brain, lungs and


hi ANNA Nicole Smith


eventually "compromised" the
heart, he said.
Last week four Nassau police
officers were in California trying
to piece together Daniel's
actions in the days before he
arrived ~in Nassau to see his
mother and his newborn sister.
Their report will determine
whether an inquest is to be held.
Now Ms Arthur~ has thick-
ened the mix with an extraordi-
nary claim which she first made
in the Amaerican In Touch mag-
azine.


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is in jeopardy. It is just like any
other death, but we hope that
everything will be all right." -
The staff said that the Kerzn-
ers had contributed greatly to
The Bahamas' tourism indus-
try and its economy.
"The Kerzner fanliy is doing
a lot for tourism in' The
Bahamas and even though peo-
ple think they monopolised the
tourism market, they advertised '
the Bahamas in a major way.
"They did a good job in pro-
ziloting us and giving the
Bahamian people jobs Mr ;
Kerzner's death is niost Y~ragic
and there.,will be a cloud Cyr
Atlantis fo~r a few months,~~ I


don't think our jobs will be up in
the air because of this," said one.
A hotel worker said: "Con-
dolences go out to the Kerzner
family. It is very sad that he died
aird the atmosphere will be very
gloomy, but my prayers are with
the Kerzner family."
Another said: "It is very sad
because he was doing such a
good job; of running the hotel
with his dad. It is also sad because
he would have done more for the
Bahamian people if he had not
died so suddenly. I do not think
our jobs will be threatened. We
will just have to wait and see wht t
,happens because this is a tragedy
for Sol Kerzner."


eln brief Anna Nicole mother says


grandson was murdered


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with in jury

A LOCAL pastor in Aba-
co, who was hit in the face
with a rock, had to be air-
lifted to The Princess Mar-
garet Hospital in Nassau-
Rev Stephen Knowles, 43,
of Crockett Drive, Marsh
Harbour, pastor of Strong
Tower Tabernacle, suffered
serious injuries last week
when he was hit.
According to police, Rev
Knowles was injured when
he intervened in a dispute
between two women, ages
18 and 20. They are believed
to be sisters,
He was treated at the
Marsh Harbour Clinic
before being flown to Nas-
sau.
The two police officers,
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of the dispute, were report-
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women who resisted arrest
before being subdued and
taken into custody. Formal
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tion has been ascertained.

PaStOF

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hospiital
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POLICE in Aibaco say
two men, their faces con-
cealed, walked into the Dis
We Style restaurant on
Crockett Drive, stole the
establishment's cash register
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A woman employee on
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said the two men one she
described as tall and slim -
were not armed.
Foljirj tfely, no` mopey
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ers particularly liked came from
former Bahamas assistant police
commissioner Paul Thompson.
He said: "A long-serving
prison governor told me that
prisoners who received the cat
never returned to prison. He
considered it the ultimate deter-
rent."
In the Bahamas, the cat was
abolished during the 1980s and
reintroduced in 1991 in the face


of rising sex crime. It was used
in 1994 and again in 2000.
Barring a successful appeal,
Newbold will be the firstecrimi-
nal to be thrashed for six years.
A prison guard will itse the
cat on his bare back. Then,
before his release from his jail
term, Newbold will get the same
treatment again just to remind
him what it felt like the first
time.


produced into Britain for sex
offenders and crimes of vio-
lence.
"I remember the birch being
used in the Isle of Man and few
reoffended when it had been
used. We care more about the
criminal than the victim in this
country."
And Christine Casey from
Northern Ireland said: "Sexual
attackers do deserve this pun-
ishment they dole out far
worse. It may sort out the over-
crowded prison issue."
Brian S from Portsmouth
added: "Well done, Bahamas.
How encouraging to know there
is still a country with some sense
and one that has the guts to
ignore the whiners parading
under the title of human rights."
Violet from Lincolnshire
nrote: 'TiTshgu ,eaed i
should receive the same barbaric
punishment. Pity it can't be
introduced to the yob culture of
this so-called civilised nation of
ours. The only punishment yobs
and rapists get here is a warm
bed and three square meals.a
day, all for free. Pathetic."
The quote Daily Mail read-


THE Bahamian judge
who ordered a would-be
rapist to be given the cat o'
nine tails has been highly
praised by readers of a lead-
ing British newspaper.
The long-silffering British,
who blame rising crime on
soft court sentences, say
Judge Jon Isaacs should be
posted to London to show
his UK counterparts what
punishment is all about.
Human rights activists in
the Bahantias have hit out at
Judge Isaacs' decision to
sentence Altulus Newbold
to eight lashes of the cat.
But readers of the Lon-
don Daily Mail say he was
right and claim his exam-
ple should be followed by
British jd es
tenced o1 y as ipr so
for burglary, causing harm
and trying to rape an 83-
year-old woman on Cat
Island.
The old woman told the
court she grabbed his geni-
tal's and "mashed" them.
Newbold then bit her to
make her let go before flee-
ing the scene.
Judge Isaacs said New-
bold should receive four
laa he on en erng heepr sn
the sentence suspended for
three weeks pending possi-
ble appeal.
erfuman rights ca np ind
on mutinous sailors by the
British Navy in the 18th cen-
tury is barbaric. Its knotted
cord "tails" cause flesh
woun sewhi terda inal
But Daily Mail readers
beg to differ, saying' the
Bahamais rgha t dus wha
to' extreme crunes.
One Marc from Essex -
said: "We should bring this
sensible -judge over to the
UK and perhaps criminals
would think twice."

wroaul" himst som nty
corisider this barbaric, it may
ra lapyb we shd big
in stronger punishmeilts in
this country...our courts are

(sah so lemient.

their Bahamian counter-
patswi sok and follow vot-
"'Oh, so they take notice
of voters' wishes in the
Bahamas, do they? Our gov-
ernment takes no notice of


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cIn etigations into the crash


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listen to their liberal elite
friends from Notting Hill. And
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Jr. Coach Willard, Mckenzie
who recently returned from the
Dominican Republic after two
weeks of intensive training at
Pan American .Headquarters.
"This event is an' important
for putting Bahamian Judo
back ~on the international map,"
says Coach Mckenzie. "D'Arcy
was chosen by the Federation
based pn his performance in
the US Judo Jr. Open where
he fought some very tough
matches against World Class
opponents and acquitted him-
self well."
At the Pan American Jr Judo
Championships there were 22
countries iri attendance and a
team of 20 Bahamian kids


NINETY countries will com-
pete in the 18th under 20 World
Championships Dominican
Republic, the Bahamas repre-
sented by 16 year old D'Arcy
Rahming Jr.
The competition is expected
to be fierce as in the sport of
Judo it is not unusual for an
ODlympic Champion to be less
tihan 20 years of inge.
D'Arcy was prepared for the
tournament by Coach Oneysi, a
Sf~orme'r international Judo ath-
l ]ete for Cuba. "I think that he
can do well in this tournament,"
says coach Oneysi. "We con-
ctntrated on his conditioning
and, improving his defensive
play. He is ready."
D'Arcy will be accompanied


i D'ARCY Rahming Jr in competition' at the US Junior,Judo
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attended. Of~special merit was 9
year old Taryn Butler who won
a bronze medal by handily
defeating her opponents.
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WBy Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business exec-
utive and former Caribbean
diplomat who publishes widely
on international issues).

jgHOUL;D the present
United Kingdom (UK)
government apologise for
gritain's role in the slave trade
Which, on March 25 next year,
would have been abolished for
200 years? That's one of the
questions that an advisory com-
mittee chaired by John Prescott,
the Deputy Prime Minister, will
be grappling with this month.
The committee was estab-
lished to oversee preparations
for the bicentenary of the pas-
sage of the Slave Trade Act in
1807.
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`those countries that were active-


rlhere are VOCRI
groups who feel
quite passionately
that the
governilents Of
tlOSe COUntries
that Were RCtiVely
~involved in
African 'slavery
should not only
apologise but pay
compensation.


ly involved in African slavery
should not only apologise but
pay compensation.
Equally, there are others
who, while they accept that slay-
ery was a viite and barbaric
activity of dehumanisation, see
little value in the present UK
government apologising for
actions in which it played no
-p'rt and which occurred two
hundred years ago.
However, various cities and
institutions in the UK have
ap~ologised in the past, among
them the City of Liverpool~in
1999 and the General Synod of
the Church of England in Feb-
ruar) t ts year.
'About 1 million West African
~laves were transported from
LCiverpool to America and the
~aribbean, and the City made
thriving profits from its involve-
pnent. In the case of the Church
of England, it too made signifi-
cant profits from plantations it
owned in the West Indies:


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for US involvement in slavery,
although both President Bill
Clinton and George W Bush
have acknowledged slavery's
evils. President Clinton did so
in 1998 when he said: "Surely
every American knows that
slavery was wrong, and we paid
a terrible price for [it], and that
we had to keep repairing that.
And just to say that it's wrong
and that we are sorry about it is
not~ a bad thing. That doesn't
weaken us."

I uhsi fsaeyn 2004, President George
"Years of unpunished brutali-
ty and bullying and rape pro-
duced a dullness and hardness
of conscience. Christian men
and women became blind to the
clearest commands of their faith
and added hypocrisy t'o injus-
tice".
The reason for caution in the
US and European countries
about an officials government
apology stems from a fear that it
wouldqimply legal responsibility
for slavery and, therefore, aD
obligation to make financial
reparations. And, there are
groups in both the US and UK
that campaign for compensa-
tion'. Although, exactly how
such a case would be prosecut-
ed and what form compensa-
tion would take and to whom
iit iould he paid defy, easy
understanding.
At the 2001 World Confer-
ence Agamnst Racism, Nigeria's
President, 01usegun Obasanjo,
called for an apology by "the
states which actively practised
and benefited ~themselves from
slavery" for "the historical
wrongs that are owed to the vic-
timis of slavery".
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MSIR Ronald Sanders


nence in government and busi-
ne'ss,' but forms of institutional
racism still persist as does a
sense of resentment among
African comniunities.
An apology by the UK; gov-
ernment would open the: door
for other governments to say
sorry as well. Such an apology
would help to ease pain, build
confidence and set a new agen-
da for meaningful engagement
between white and black peo-
.ple. .
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Tn May this year, the City Africanrnn a og
: of Bristol, which was sec-
ppd to Liverpool in its involve- CO111111UtlitieS.
m-ent in the slave trade, pub-
licly debated whether~it should
2 ologise. From 1698 to 1807, an apology would be
if is reported that 2,114 ships enough. "An apologjr closes the
set sail from Bristol to Africa door (on the issue) and does
and then to America and the not promote any reprisals or lit-
Caribbean carrying over half 'a igation, nor should it", he said
million slaves. President Obasanjo m~ay well
The debate in Bristol was have lit a candle to Ilichra ni
open and~frank, with respected darkness of this issue.
persons such as Richard Dow- Afr~ican slavery was a b/tant
den, director of the Royal wrong and injusticepe rlalted
African Society, pointingg out over many centuries. 4i as lf
that Africa itself was deeply the descendants of icns
implicated as a buyer, catcher the US, Central d South
and seller of slaves. America, the C ean and
SNow this debate is likely to now in Europe a strong
assume a much wider dimen- sense of having n deprived
sion as the UK government's of their hum 'dignity and
advisory committee decides robbed of the neto prosper
whether ornot the government alongside ot aces. ~
should make a frank apology In part, isthis sense of~
for Britain's role in the sl~ive deprivation a promotes ten-
trade or issue "a statement of sions fr young African
regret". descend~ toward white com-
There are precedents for muie
statements of regret.
SIn 1997, Tony Blair, the
British Prime Minister, .,he wounds need to be
expressed regret for Britain's healed for the world
~fa~ilure to relieve the Irish pota- to oeon, and if Germany's
tofained inthtehnnd-r dh CCen- ge numnte iould ncoleodgis ,

e~ruenc Agaas OR1s minn ofew eoan theta defulsness
Latbour and Social Affairs Min- reason why the governments
ister, Juan Carlos Aparicio, sa of other countries that played a
ou eg ntpof ro ecan sltary sW Idl tn th fles
the past". wise al h K
Successive administra osin jin both t SadteU,
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THE death penalty is never
acceptable, and every execution
constitutes an extreme violation
of the right to life. The viola-
tion is exacerbated when judg-
ments are passed after an unfair
judicial process.
On the fourth World Day
Against the.Death Penalty,
Amnesty International and the
World Coalition Against the
Death Penalty are highlighting
failures of justice in the sen-
tencing and implementation of
the~ death penalty.
Discrimination, unfair trials,
judicial error, the execution of
child offenders and those suf-
fering from mental disabilities
all amount to a failure of jus-
tice; and provide more com-
pelling reasons to abolish the
death penalty.
Here in the Bahamas, capi-
tal offences now must face
.deliberation as to whether the
death penalty should apply to
a particular case. Amnesty
believes that it should never be
used. This does not mean that a
person would be set free, but
an alternative sentence would
beg imposed on those found
guilty of serious crimes. A life
sentence may be imposed or
other lesser degrees of incar-
ceration, if the courts find that
there were circumstances which
might warrant such lesser pun-
ishment.
Below are five cases that illus-
irate why the death penalty
should never be applied. Once
y'ou have executed someone
you can never bring them back.
China: Innocent and executed
She.Xianglin and Teng Xing-
shan were both convicted of the
murder of their wives and sen-
tenced to death. She Xianglin
was later resentenced to 15
sears imprisonment. In both
cases, the ivives reappeared sev-
e~ral years later,, She Xianglin

cleared of all charges. Ten~g
XYingshan, however, had been
executed in 1989. Wherever the
"ljktjh pe~nalt; is'iia, the i-isk of
..tyecuting thSainagge~~.rentgaiains
Saudi Arabia: Victim of dis-
crimination
Siti Zainab Binti Duhri Rupa
is an Indonesian mother of two
children In 1999 she was arrest-
-d and charged with the murder
other employer. Denied access
tolegal advice, her family ~or
embqs~y, she confessed to the
crune:Foreign nations face dis-
crimulation in the judicial sys-
tem ot Saudi Arabia and
aroundkalf of those executed
come fro~n: abroad. Many did
not under nd the language in
which thenr trial was held. Siti
Zainab rem us imprisoned and
Is at risk of execution.

N~igeria: Dediatof right to a
fair trial
"Gloria" (she has requested
her identity be proi~cted) was
arrested and chargedlk~ith mur-
Sder at the age of 17. Porced to
wait seven years beforbehr tri-
al, she was then tried \\thout
Legal representation anhsen-
tenced to death. She rexx;iris
Unable to lodge a legal aplcial
because she has no lawyer. Sq


health problems, he was
declared fit to stand trial and
legally represent himself. In
court, he dressed as a cowboy
and often made incoherellt
remarks, mounting no formigl
legal defence. He was sentenced
to death in 1995 and remains
on death row in Texas.
Iran: Death sentences for
child offenders
Shahram Pourmansouri wks
sentenced to death for attempt-
e'd hijacking of an aircraft in
2001 when aged 17. Interna-
tional law expressly forbids the
execution of those -under the
age of 18 at the time of the
crime. Iran and Pakistan are the
only countries to currently exe-
cute child offenders (although
Pakistan's laws forbid it).
Shahram Pourmansouri was
scheduled to be hanged in Jan-
uary 2005 but received a stay
of execution. He remains con-
demned to death,

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turned himself into the police.
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ir8NIKI[TtA Cuertis, !rol II-ad~ of special events for Bahamas Limited and the Bahamas Home and
Bulders Societyi; Tearrace Fount~ain, president of the Cancer Society.


SORGANISERS of the
';Bahamas Annual Home aid
"Builders trade-show aund exhi-
bition have decided to use pro-
~c~eeds from the event to aid the
Canceir Society of the Bahamas.
S. Thi event, which is in its sixth
year, usually gives part of the
Proceeds from the show to char-
itable organizations.
This year the net proceeds
from the door will be given to
The Bahamas- Girl Guides.
October has been earmarked
Girl Guides Month. and the
Guides also will be at the show
~rIth their cookies. The net pro-
"eeds from the door in 2004i was
p; resented to, NEMA.
The Home .Indl Builders show
) \n riull lac :It the R1 l IE !
C~able.BachL~. Rsort on i.( -0*-

The one-of -.e-tindl show will
Sgile tho-ie .Ire nlling the oppor-
t unity to heall !rnteresting semi-
n urS. gain In\ jlua~ble tips on the
slaocal home and building indus-
rt~ry, and win more than $50,0(00
rn prizes.
This year's show and exhibi-
'Jio~n promises to be bigger and
r'bitte~r than ever before thanks
to u, Is sponsors.
50rne of the sponsors include
Arrl\iakI Home.~rl~ Colinalmperi-
al. The UiS Emblassy and Com-
ionweialtth Building Supplies.
SCo-linel ImpeFrial Insurance
'cL1J rhle Ir aclln financial ser-
.'ee~ .lnd~ Insura~nce, institution,
P.il l haea h..atnlh with helpful
utilt toI di ,cmmate valuable
p"jolr matIonI1 :I uniding,, ..andJ destructionon Com-
son '~l.callth F~ludding Suppliers,
Iotlic clunltri .; supremee resource
Mr buildinesuplies, will also
bE onII han! in~ discuss all the
.iaj J\? ilr needs and concerns


hilas evolved into a highly antic-
patedl,, event, which is fr-equent-
-J~c by persons directly and indi-
rectly involved mn lthe contstruc
Ition, building and home indus-
try. Everyone from contractors
and plumbers to ladies looking
i'for interior designing tips flock
to the show, which averages
mo~lre?~ than 6,000 per-sons over
the- weekend.
:\iith moe than 80 booths,
me~luding banks, insurance com-
: panies, sub-contractors, engi-
staeers. building supply compa-
31ues, Interlior decorators, secu-
;-rm co~mpjnies and more, spec-
tato:rs wi~ll ble able to get all the
SInllarm atio: n they need to com-
p 'lete large and small projects.
aPatrons will also have the
opportunity to learn about the
L latest products and services
a-.a,;ilablel in the building indus-
Ill from both local and foreign
' endors.
~The exhibition is the only!
.;venue in The Bahamnas and the
:t~Caribbe~an, that brings together
trall the major players in the
'I~Home and Building Industry to
' network and exhibit their prod-
~:ucts and services to each other
i and the Bahamian public--all
I at the same time, and under one
' ropf. Some of the major foreign
Companies that have participat-
ed in the show over the past few
years include 84l Lumber, Home


This year, exhibitors will be'



fantastic pIe~/s--just f'olr atendl-


the Bahamian home building
and remodelling sector. The
goal was to establish a platform
for local and international com-
paunies interested in the Bahami-
an honiebuilding arid remod-
elling industry to showcase their
products and services to ~the
local consumer. 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 with the largest and
most ad\ a need horne apd
builders products ilttandsei4Fyps.


ing. Last year, delighted patrons
won appliances such as refr-ig-
erators, stoves, doors.and even
golf clubs. .
Following is a schedule of the
show's activities:
Friday, October 27 The
show will be officially opened,
followed by a cocktail recep-
tion. The reception is by invi-
tation only and will be limited
to exhibitors, Bahamian- gov-
ernment' officials, engineers,
architects, developers, bankers
and other industry leaders.
Saturday, October 28 The
show will be open to the gener-
al public between 10 am and 6
pm. A lively day is planned to
,~attract large numbers of indus-
try professionals anid the gen- .
..I:1 public to .the show. Island
Ill2.0 FM and Love 97.5 FM
radio vans will be on site to
meet the exhibitors and provide
an opportunity for them to mar-
ket their products aird services
by radio.
Sunday, October 29 The
sh~ow will~ open to the general
ptiblic between noon and 6pm.
Joy 101 FM radio van will be
on site to meet the exhibitors
and to provide an opportunity
for them to market their prod-
ucts and services by radio. To
ensure a large attendance, sev-
eral exciting events will be orga-
nized with the highlight being
the drawing of show prizes at 4
pm 61m.
The Bahamas flome &
Builders Show was created in
2000 by Special Events
Bahamas Ltd. (SEBL )-a
Bahamian company created to
serve as a "market maker" in


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safari hat, beige shorts and buff
sneakers who looks very much
like Mr Gibson.
The minister, who says he is
a friend of Ms Smith, stirred
up a controversy recently when
he fast-tracked the actress's
residency permit in the face of
stern criticism.
The row blew up because
many Bahamians and foreign-
ers have been waiting for sev-
eral years for residency and cit-
izenship applications to be
processed. They wanted to
know why Ms Smith got pref-
erence iti light of their own
problems.
Mr Gibson then cornifiouind-
ed the problem by saying he
would have given Ms Smith her
permit in one day had he been
able, describing her as the kind
of investor the Bahantas wants.
However, the "wedding" and
an un seemly Ameriesav T
debate over the paternity of
Anna Nicole's month-old
daughter have come under
heavy criticism from media
pundits.
is gyohere aselg why Hol ti
20-year-old son Daniiel has still
not been buried following his
shock death more than a
month ago.

FROM page one
tion for the Kerzners.


ing Homes
~nna Nicole FROM page one
rident last "We are aware some people have~:
Associated notified their landlords that they were
her Nassau moving into their new homes, but_,-
Scott, had everyone cannot move at the same.-,
:ounsel. time," he said. .'r
:was unset- Some of the setbacks were attrib-:~-
decisiori to uted to delays in administration, com- '
with her pletion of legal work and bank trans- ~
fore funeral actions, he explained. Too, he added,,
been made the system was foreign to the appli-
cants who later understood what was, ,,
.t on a com- happening. .,_7
made it dif- "~Itake the responsibility for allchal- ,~:'
ain as coun- lenges and I promise home owners that ,
:, who with- they will be resolved," Minister Wis-,-;
Ifter consul- do ad
tners. He assured concerned homeowners i
engaged in a that contractors are retained for six ;i
,tographer months after all houses are completed .:
er the pater- to resolve any deficiency. Home Own-_.~
nnie Lynn ers Excellent Estates I complained of,:;.
squatters nearby."nmn ntne~teaeilgliI
ey are the "nmn ntnete r lea
lawyers have immigrants," the Minister said. j!:
al. The Ministry of Housing is offering
are inclined extra security to ensure the safety of
rather than homes and residences, Mr Wisdom,'
said. Mr. Wisdom noted that there are
mih sdi~6,000 "active" applicants for homes ~.
t ot h rs as oeral, 2,500 of whom are in Grand~r
n estate of The construction of Pride III I:~
,on she mar- and Dignity will commence shortly, he
before his said.



'Stands with Kerzners':~ ;

Republic exploring potential development sites,
including company executive Paul Jones, who was in !'`
an accompanying helicopter at the time of the crash.
He and Butch Kerzner were.reportedly set to
travel on the larger craft when a real estate agent on,
the ill-fated helicopter asked one of them to join him.
Butch Kerzner, hie said, accepted the offer immedi-
ately. ? ~
"They'd just had lunch and an hour later this'
tragedy occurred," said the minister, attempting to
convey the feelings of Mr Jones and the rest of the -
team. "It's just so hard to believe that someone who
you just broke bread with, talked to ... could not
have arrived.
"Having waited for 20 minutes and the helicopter; ''
not landing, only to be told that there had been~a- a
crash, and there were no survivors. The shock is
certainly riveting," he said.
The Kerzners remained in the VIP lounge of the
airport for about an hour before being informed of
some unspecified delays at the funeral home where
Butch's body lay.
After rdeeiving his body, they left for New York,
where his mother and sisters live.
SIn the Dominican Republic, a country with a pop-
ulation of almost 9 million, the crash commanded 1
national attention, making the front page of every-
newspaper.
The Tribune spoke with several Dominicans who
allassud hey iwo~ shoce daodsadhdnea y h
life of twongpflher countrymen as well as aWt'ver)}~ ":
important hotelier". L.
"Death is a respecter of no one," she said sadly.


Discord in the A
camp became ev
Thursday when ~
Press reported that
lawyer, Michael
withdrawn as her c
Mr Scott said he
tied by Ms Smith's
exchange vows
boyfriend even be~
arrangements had
for Damiel.
S"A disagreement
mercial transaction
ficult for us to rem
sel," said Mr Scott
drew his services a
station with his parr
Mr Stern is now r
dispute with phe
Larry Birkhead ov
nity of baby Da
Hope.
Both claim th
father, it situation l;
described as unusu
Generally, men
to deny paternity
own up to it.
However, Ms S
frentinfolmedmost
the :multi-millioi
an 89-year-old tyco
ried just a year
death.


A sombre' mood dominated the VIP area of Las
Americas Internationial Airport in' Santo Domingo
as the families of the four crash victims continued to
arrive throughout the day.
Butch Kerzner's widow, Vanessa, was the first to
land and was escorted by Dominican authorities to
a private lounge where she met briefly with Mr
wilchcombe who extended~condolences on behalf of
the prime minister, the government and the Bahami-
an public. He said that she thanked him and sent her
regards.
"Obviously she is a very strong woman, but she's
lost a husband that meant so much to lier," said the
minister after the mneeting.
Sol Kerzner arrived from London just before 1pm
on Thursday, accompanied'by David Sable, a friend
of Butch's from childhood.
:It was his first meeting with his daughter-in-law
since learning of the crash, which took place about
3pm the day before near the northern resort area of
Puerto Plata. He also spoke briefly with Mr Wilch-
combe.
"I said to Mr Kerzner that he had been he~re for
us, we are heie for him to which he showed his
appreciation very strongly and ~thanked ine," the
minister said. "Obviously he is going through
tremendous pain, and you can feet his pain; he was
close to his son. But I think for us to be here today,
hoping for him to know that the country shares his
I os he country; fel his pain and cehave obe

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team that was with Butch Kerzner in the Dominican


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fell off while in flight from the Playa Grande golf resort to
the Puerto Plata International Airport.
One of the investigators said 26-year-old pilot Kevelier
Matos, who was one of the four victims, had logged 2,400
miles as a helicopter pilot mostly in the Dominican army
- and about 200 hours flying the R44 model.
The report said investigations are expected to continue into
this week.
"There have been 60 accidents not including Wednes-
day's involving the R44 since production began in 1993,
including eight fatal accidents that killed 14 people this year,
plccording to statistics from the US National Transportation
Safety Board," the report said.
On Thursday the Dominican Today reported that a tech
nical commission of the Dominican Civil Aeronautics Agency
(DGAC) had travelled to La Bombita township in Puerto
Plata province to investigate the circumstances of the crash.
The report said that the Police Homicide Department
investigators were a part of the team.
Also in the Dominican Republic on Thursday, Minister of
Tourism Obie Wilchcombe spoke of the special relation-
ship between Butch Kerzner and his father, Sol.
"It's a relationship that you dream about, that you see a
father and soil so close. They were friends, confidants, they
were planners and dreamers ... they developed all that you
want in the expression of unconditional love.
"We have seen how Butch Kerzner arose from the shadow
of his father and how his father positioned his son to lead the
empire that he had created, and how the creative mind and
the business acumen and savvy collectively combined to
cause for what I refer to as a lethal team in the corporate
world, in the international corporate world, where Butch
Kerzner who had learned so much from his days on Wall
Street, was able to combine his father's genius with his skills,
and they have been able I think the world will soon realise
- to actually revolutionise the tourism industry, not only in the
Bahamas but they are touching other parts of the world.
"They were revolutionaries and we have to appreciate
what they did for the Bahamas and the fact that from the
Bahamas, they have been able to impact the world," Mr
Wilchcombe said.


FROM page one

for the benefit of the PLP and for their
own benefit. They might just salvage some
slim thread of respect if they just came
right out and said so," the party said.
The statement said that Mr Wells and Mr
Allen are so full of themselves that they
have never been able to come to terms
with the fact that in 2001 the FNM in con-
vention and by a free and democratic vote
rejected both of them for the post of
Leader.
"Mr Allen had, always entertained the
delusion that people saw him as a Leader.
He knew, like everybody else, that they
didn't want Mr \Wells, so he pursued his
ambition in his usual sneaky manner while
pushing Mr Wells out front. He was shat-
tered when he discovered that nobody
wanted either of them," the FNM said.
The opposition also commented on the
dissidence of Pierre Dupuch and Floyd
Watkins,
"They can see straight through Mr
Dupuch's personal animus and self-right-
eousness. They also know that Mr Watkins
was such a useless MP that he couldn't
possibly hope to get another nomination
from the party," the FNM said.
The party pointed out that it is not
unknown for a politician to leave one par
ty and join another or even start a new
party but said that what is important so
far as the voters are concerned is why a
politician would break away from his par-
ty.
The best reasons, the opposition
acknowledged, are based on principle and
the worst on "personal interest selfish--
ness, thwarted ambition and personal ani-
mosity".

Cuba and those who~ support their
115 cause as "heroes" who were
attempting to defend their
country from the purported ter-
untry's rorist designs of members of the
umber Cuban exile community in Mia-
ng the nn.
'Little In 1998, the US imprisoned
'rstep" them on espionage related charges
n gov- following a trial which those cam-
'intel- paigning for their freedom claim to
island have been unfair due to the large
anti-Cuban contingent living in
:d that Miami, although no Cuban served
hamas, on the jury.
of the Hoiwever, the real focus behind
n Mia- ..the campaign is all part of a strat-
Lp was egy on behalf of Cuba to label
part of spies "good" or "bad", claims Dr
y Cas- Lopez.
to try "We all know that the act of
acting arrving in a country by any means
n gov- with the intent to spy.for another
deeds government is an offence," he
ring to said.
mytter, The Cuba'n `Amib'as~ad~orril ,z
scan- declined to~commenrdtolithcaims- -
Thursday, stating only that'he "did o q
'ed by not want to get involved:"


FROM page one
trips to Cuba, with the opportu-
nity to indulge in "luxurious
hotels with drink and meals."
There will always be a "corrupt
one" within these "elected
groups," according to' Dr Lopez,
who will be willing to take up
these offers, and in return "repay
all these favourss' by using his
influence to open doors to the pur-
ported 'Cuban collaborators and
businessmen."'"
Once in the country, said Dr
Lopez, "spies" are free to act
"against victims previously select-
ed by the Cuban government."
The Bahamas is a geographi-
cally strategic country for Cuba,
located as it'is between Cuba and
its "arch enemy," the United
States. This makes it a "gateway"
for visitors to that island, as well as
a "popular Stopover point for thy
arrival~p pjtlbans who- try to
escape from the island to the US,"
said Dr Lopez.


AlleoatilO
He claimed that the co~
growing economy, and the n
of existing banks ~maki
Bahamas something of "
Switzerland at (Cuba's) doo
- have added to the Cuba
ernment's desire to gain an
ligence foothold in the i
chan.
Dr Lopez further allege
the recent motions in the Ba
in support of the case (
"Cuban Five" mecarceraited i
mi a local solidarity grou
set up in September are i
~a"strategy" orchestrated b
tro himself to "make noise
to coihfuse, thereby distr
attention from (the Cubal
ernment's) other notorious
(and) at the same time, try
justi~qr punishable acts, no
how painfully obvious and
dalous these acts mayr~be."
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is try of Tourism's, Cruise
Development Department. The
week of events promises to be
informative and enjoyable for


all port area users, port employ-
ees and for the general public.
The purpose of Port Week is
multifaceted. "Port Week was


created in an effort to stimulate
better awareness of Port facili-
ties and their significance to the
Bahamas and the Baha'mian
economy. Also, it is our goal to
engender a spirit of coopera-
tion between the Port Depar~t-
ment and the Ministry of
Tourism; and to foster better
relationships between employ-
ees and users of Prince George
Whar~f. Emphasis is also placed
on promoting self-help pro-
grammes in and around' the
Port area, and improving atti-
tudes toward service," said Cap-
tain Anthony Allens, port con-
troller, Port Department,
The week of activities start
with general maintenance and
beautification days, which
encourages all Port staff and Fes-
tival Place tenants and employ-
ees to work in unison, in an effort
to improve their surroundings.
Port Week officially starts' with a
church service at St. Matthews
Anglican Church. The following


THE 2nd annual Port Week,
scheduled for October 22-28, is
a collaborative effort between
the Port Authority and the Min-


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BMI, diabetes, blood pressure,
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The Career's Fair is open to
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highlight the various Port relat-
ed occupations, and experts in
each field will exhibit. The Port
Fiestas include two days of fun
at Festival Place with a great
line-up of Bahamian entertain-
ers and music. Food, beverages
and other items will be on sale~.
The week of events culnulnates
with the Port Week Fiun Run
and Walk.


day, the opening ceremony takes
place on Prince George Dock
and speakers include Tourism
Minister Obie H. Wilchcombe,
Minister of Transport Glenys
Hanna-Martin, and President of
the Florida Caribbean Cruise
Association, Ms. Michelle Page,
who will speak on trends of the
cruise industry and new ports
developments.
In the spirit of promoting the
importance of good health, the
Port Week Health Fair is open
to the public and all are invited
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ABLE Seaman Kevin Smith
of the Royal Bahamas Defence
s"Force recently returned home
'" d~ter successfully~ completing
Sboth the Emergency Medical
Technician Course and the
~Cq.-Combat Medical Course at the
;"Fort Sam Houston Medical
fBase, San Antonio, Texas.
i'--;;The' 16-week courses were
conducted from March 13 to
July 5. They were sponsored
through the International Mili-
,Itary. Education Training
(IMET) scheme, which is pro-
t vided through the United States
Embassy. -


ducted at the US Army Camp
Bullis, San Antonio, Texas.
Here, students were required
to test their newly acquired
knowledge of information
learned during the entire
course.
Able Seaman Smith joined
the Defence Force in 2000, and
is presently employed in the
Sick Bay Department as a cer-
tified Emergency Medical Tech-
nician-


The Emergency Medical
Technician Course qualifies the
medicalparticipants to practice
as a certified EMT in the USA.
Subjects covered during this
phase included the role of the
EMT, patient and trauma
assessments, shock manage-
ment, cardiac emergencies and
obstetric and gynecological
emergencies. This also involved
minor. surgical procedures,
advanced airway techniques and
advanced life support skills.
Along with assessing and diag-.
nosing injuries of patients,
course participants ~were


required to familiarise them-
selves with and administer var-
ious types of injections and
intravenous therapy.
The Combat Medical Spe-
cialist Course is designed for
medical specialists to administer
patient care to wounded com-
rades while on the battlefield.
These included the treatment
of patients and the assessment
of casualties. After conducting
theoretical and practical classes
at Fort Sam Houston US Army
Medical Department Centre
and School, a one-week simu-
lated field exercise was con-


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the electrocardiogram machine in the Sick Bay department at
the Defence Force''s Coral Harbour Base.
(Photo: RiBDZF/Leading Seamtan Jonalthan Rolle)


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5"= DERWHJ -Johnson

ABLE Seaman Derwin John-
son of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force was recently grad-
uated with distinguished honours,
;i~after successfully completing an
~intensive twelve-month Medical
.DaLaborato ry Specialist Course at a
~.~United States Army Base in San
Antonio, Texas.
The International Military
Education Training-sponsored
courskivf~r designed t'o train
enlisted personnel to function
Sin a hospital or private medical
laboratories.
Able Seamlan Johnson, who is
also a certified Emergency
Medical Technician (EMT),
successfully completed the high-
Sly demanding course, which was
carried out mn two phases from
August 15 to September 8.
The first phase was an intense
six-month theoretical training
exercise at Fort Sam Houston
Army Medical Department
Centre and School. Along with
practical exercises, students
were instructed in the areas of
Clinical chemistry, hematology
Sand blood banking, and clinical
microbiology.
I4A few of the sub topics
included liver functions and
'1 enzymes, the functions of hor-
mones and the endocrine sys-
tem, therapeutic drug mon'itor-
Sing, immunology, leukocyte
Identification anid morp~hology,
hemoglobin and the various
types of blood groups, Chlamy-
Sdia, virology, antimicrobial, aer-
obic cocci and bacilli.
On completion of this first
phase, a three-day simulated
field trip exercise was carried
out at Camp Bullis, where stu-
Idents were required to apply
'bthe lessons learnt in the class-
foom environment. This
p~volved administering patient
d are tb wounded comrades
while on the battlefield, the
t' treatment of patients and the
-a~ssessment of casualties, and
C chemical decontamination.
1 The second phase was anoth-
E er intense six-month training
periodd, where most of the
Idlessons were done practically.
i'long with the lessons~being
Medical Centre, students were
taken to various Army hospi-
Stals around the country to con-
Sduct the practical aspect of this
'exercise.
Topic areas included the
9~mitrobiology lab, chemistry lab,
i~minunohematology and hema-
tology. Testing of cholesterol,
sughlr, bacteria, viruses and tox-
icolpgy level (blood and urine)
and parasitology were carried
out exclusively in this phase.
Able Seaman Johnson was
alsd awarded the Army
Achievement Medal for his aca-
demic excellence.
A 1992 graduate of Bahamas
Academy, Johnson joined the
SDefqnce Force as a Marine
9 Recr~uit in 1998. Married' to the
fornier Ingrid Gardiner, the
couple has one daughter. John-
son is currently assigned to the-
Sick Bay department as an
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THE CHALLENGE
The new National Water & Wastewater Strartegy~ seeks to identify/
every. investment venture in the Family islands and target -them
either for financial leveraging, ~opportunities, or as capfuread
demand clients.However, in view oft he governmental irnd corpo-
rarte social obligation to the, residents of the Family ~llrisladheCr
.pojration has identified those arreas that require short arndl medium
term relief: irtiaerms of water s upply and distrib ution mqi!ns, and- ha~s
arlreardy co~mrrienced project work in many areas.


Abaco
Sandy Point Storage Tank $1,748,694.60
Sandy Point Transmission Main Upgrade
Sandy Point Pumping Stdtion
Green Turtle Cay RO .Plant
Treasure Cay Sewjerage IWorks
Cherokee Sound Water Supply ~
SCoopers Town Mains.
Moores Islaind. R O Pla n t
Malrsh H-ab~our Varlves
Marsh Habour Storage Tank Repair



ArldrorsBimini, ::


Berry Islands
Island Developments $516,276.70
Mangrove Cay Storage Tank _
Bluff Storage Tank
Bluff~ Pumping Station
North Andro~s; Wel~lfield Rehabi'lation :
North arnd Centra I Andros ~Talnk
North and Central ,Anros Community
:Pump sites ';~.i
.;Stafford Credkl and :Behring Point
Distribution' S~ystems
south Andr~os Water Supply
Bimini Underwater M~ain
8imini Commercial Office
Great Habjour Cay/Bullock H-abour


Exuma Cays
island Developments-$2,585,566.37
Exuma Mains Prodject:
Williams Town Water Supply
SGeorgetown R.O. Plant Expansion
Farmers: Cay~ Brine Disposal
Staniel Cay R'.O. Plant Expor ion
Black Point Upjgrade Works


Grand Bahama


LOng ISla nd

San Salvador
Island Developments $1,.034,439,39

"EwseeirngnsdCBaama aer Supply.
Central Long Island Mains Renewal & Ext.
Deadmans Cay Commercial Office
San Salvador Mains Renewal
Cockburn R.O. /Leaking Storage Tank
Cockburn Town Commercial Office


Sp anis h Wells
Island Deve'lopments- $2,843,691.100
Central Eleuthera R.:O.. Plant
Naval Base Pumping Station Upgrade
Bogue Storage Tank
Bogue Pumping Station Rehabilitation
Eleuthera Tanks Refurbishment
Eleuthera Mains Renewal Project
Bannerman Town R.O. Water Supply
Cotton Bay Homeowners Wriater Supply
Winidermere Island Water Supply
Spanish Wells Trailer Office
Palmetto Point Emergency Mains Renewal
Rock Sound/Tarpum Bay Water Supply


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Acklins/Long Cay
island Developments $1,247.4420.25.
Salina Point.
Snug Corner/Masons Bay
Long Cay Water Supply


Ofdoked Isla nd
Island Developments
Colonel Hill Wellfield-$55,979.00
Community Wells
Colonel Hill/Cabjbage Hill/ Church Grove
Distribution System ~and Landrail Point
Water supply.


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2006


Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, WNall Street


I


AI By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
CANADIAN regulators have
filed formal charges against the
managers of a former Bahamas-
registered investment fund, whose
liquidators have been unable to so
far recover more than $400 mil-
lion in investor funds.
John Xanthouldakis, the former
owner, sole shareholder and chief
executive of Norshield Asset
Management, the manager of the
Bahamas-domiciled Olympus
Univest fund, has been accused
of breaching his duty to investors
through false asset valuations and
misleading offering memoran-
dums.
He was charged along with
Dale Smith, N~orshield's president
and chief operating officer, and
Peter Ke'falas, a senior analyst
and investment adviser at Nor-


By NEIL-HARTNELL
Tribune Bursin'ess Editor
THE Save Guana.Cay Reef Association's attorney
'told The Tribunre that despite losing the Supreme' Court
case, he is talking comfort from the fact that Acting Jus-


Fred Smith. an attorney~ and partner with Callen-
ders &r Co, told Thle Tribunel: "I think a very helpful
part of Justice Car-roll's judgement was that Heads of
Agreement and decisions by the Cabinet and Nation-
al Economic Council are subject to judicial review.
"The: executive is not immune from judicial review,
as advanced by the Crowun."
Mclr Smith said the judge had "knocked down" ai-gu-
ments by attorneys representing the Government and
Discovery Land Company, the San Francisco-based
firm behind the Guana Cay project, that decisions by
the Cabiner and NEC; even policies. were not open to
judicial rev;iew~ challenge.
SEE page 2B


- By NEIL. HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHALMAS First's chairman has
described the company as "almost a
victim of our own success", after
the leading insurance industry. cied-
it rating agency placed the compa-
ny's A- (Excellent) financial
sltrength rating underer review\ writh
negati\e implaicatins due' t con-
cernsao merits current capital le 1 s


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shield Asset Management. Mr
Kefelas was also the company's
compliance officer, although he
admitted that he never performed
the role,
The Ontario Securities Com-
mission has also alleged that its
staff were "materially misled" by
Mr Xanthoudakis and Mr Smith
in relation to the Olympus Uni-
vest affair, that the pair failed to
safeguard relevant documents,
and that they breached securi-
ties laws. An October 20 date
has been set for a hearing at
which Norshield and its former
executives will be able to
respond to the regulators' alle-
gations.
The Commission's allegations
detailed how Olympus Univest
and the Bahamas played the key
role in Norshield's investment
structure, which took in Cdn$293
million in retail investor funds


between 1993 and May 2005.
Some Cdn$265 million in retail
investor funds were invested with
Norshield between 2001 and 2005,
when Olympus Univest went into
liquidation. Some Cdn$161 mil-
lion of the Cdn$293 million total
investment had already been
redeemed, meaning that at June
30, 2005, some 1900 retail
investors had outstanding claims
against Norshield for Cdn$132
million. .
Retail investors entered the
Norshield structure through
investments in 12 different share
classes issued by Olympus United
Funds Corporation, the idea
being that they could choose dif-
ferent hedge fund investment
strategies by acquiring a particu-
lar class of shares.
The retail investor monies then
flowed to Barbados-based Olym-
pus Bank & Trust. Some 10-15


per cent of funds stayed there,
being invested with certain hedge
fund managers, but most of the
assets 85-90 per cent were
invested with Olympuls Univest.
Once with the Bahamian fund,
the Ontario Securities Commis-
sion is alleging that the retail
investor funds were -"commingled
with institutional investment
funds and direct investments of
cash or cash equivalents and
assets in kind".
Olympus Univest's net assets
had a US $430 million book value
as at September 30, 2003, the last
time they were valued.
The Bahamian fund's assets
were then invested into another
Bahamian company, Mosaic
~Composite, which separated them
into hedged and non-hedged
assets.

SEE page 8B


SFRED Smith


was discussing its decision to
review its rating ~of ~Bahamas First
and concerns with the company's
management. ,
A19fBeist said: "The rating
action reflects AMZ Best's coricern
\\-lh Bahamas First General's risk-
base~d caipirabsation level, which
has fallen belott expectations, due
primarily to additional premium .
gTow~ tb.
SEE page 9B


W By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
DEVELOPERS behind the
$175 million Baker's Bay Golf
8& Ocean Club are planning to
restart work "within days" fol-
lowing their Supreme Court vic-
tory,- as opponents of -the con-
troversial development on
Great Guana Cay plan to move
swiftly to Iprevent them from
doing just that.
Fred Smith, attorney for the
Save Guana Cay Reef Associa-
tion, said it would apply to the
Court of Appeal "as soon as we
can" for a hearing that will
attempt to obtain a stay and
injunction preventing Discov-
ery Land Company from doing
any further work.
Mr Smith said documents


applying for a stay should be
filed veryrr early" this week, after
NAoti Su ee soeudrt Ju t c
an injunction until the Associa-
tion's appeal~ against his verdict
last Thursday was heard on its
merits by the Court of Appeal,
In his ruling on whether the
Baker's Bay project should pro-
ceed, Justice Carroll said: "It
appears obvious from the evi-
dence that the Government, in
considering this matter, was
more concerned with the larger
interests of Bahamians as a
whole rather than with the obvi-
ously strongly felt (and unde~r-
standabl~e) apprehensions of the
residents/landowners [of Guana
Cay].
SEE page 6B


SBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A GROUP of Bahamian pri-
vate sector organizations has
hired a US firm, the Segal
Group, to analyse responses
from employers to a survey
assessing the likely impact of
S:the Government's proposed
`'National Health Insurance
(NHI) scheme on the business
commtinity; and wider econo-
my.
The Cioalition of Private Sec-
tor OCrganisations is iirging
Bahamian businesses to com-
~~plete the questionnaire, and
::: provide it with facts and infor-
- mation, that will help it to lobby
government on how its health
objectives can be achieved while
minimising the economic
'impact.
The Coalition said in a note
attached to the survey: "The


'p~Olicy
alternatives' to
NHI exist to

aid government


healthcare

Objectives

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ered could have a far-reaching
social anid economic impact on
every business and every resi-
dent in the Bahamnas.

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IntefratlOnal Markets

FOREX fates
Weekly % Change
CAD$ 1.1340 0.70
GBP 1.8588 -0.64
EUR 1.2554 -0.34

C mmditie
onun iesWeekly % Change
Crude Oil $58.28 -26
Gold $582.50 0.78

International Stock Market Indexes
Weekly % Change
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NASDAQ 2,346.18 2.01
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FINDEX435.63 YTD1321%

BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE
AML $1.57 $-0.17. 1000 115:.07%
BAB $1.44 $- 1040 30.91%
BBL $0.80 $- 300 14.29%
BOB $7.56 $0.05 2466 8..00%
BPF $11.25 $- 0 8.17%
BSL $14.60 $- 0 14.51%
BWL $1.60 $0.05 1000 26.98%
CAB $9.55 $- 15035 0.00%
CBL $11.91 $- 969 30.74%
CHL $1.80 $- 490 9.76%
CIB $14.00 $0.18 2140 28.68%
CWCB $5.26 $-0.11 0 -2.105%
DHS $2.70 $- 1`9000 24.42%
FAM $6.15 $- 0 1.65%
FCC $1.00 $- 0 -13.04%
FCL $11.21 $- 465 11.54%
FIN $11.51 $- 200 5.(60%
ICD $8.49 $- 0 -14.(67%
JSJ $8.70 .$- 0 -3.87%
PRE $10.00 $ 0 0.00%

DIVDENDIAGM NOTES:

@Bahamas Waste (BWL) has declared dividends of $0.06 per
share, payable on October 20, 2006, to all shareholders of
record date October 11, 2006.

SConsolidated Water Company (CWCO) has declared div-
idends of $0.012 per share, payable on November 7, 2006, to all
shareholders of record date September 30, 200j6.


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SOME 44,105 shares changed
hands this past week in the
Bahamian market. The market
saw 12 out of its 19 listed stocks
trade, of which three advanced,
one declined and eight
remained unchanged,
The volume leader for a sec-
ond straight week was Doctors
Hospital Health Systems
(DHS), with 19,000 shares
changing hands, accounting for
43.08 per cent of the total shares
traded. The big advancer for
the week was FirstCaribbean
International Bank (Bahamas)
(CIB3, up $0.1~8 or 1.30 per cent
to end the week at' a new 52-
week high of $14. On the down
side, Abaco Markets (AML)
fell by $0.17 or -9.77 per cent to
close at $1.57.
The FINDEX increased by
4.57 points, due largely to the
upward climb in CIB's share
price, to end the week at 720.93.

US ECONOMIC NEWS

US Trade Deficit expands
The US trade deficit unex-
pectedly widened to a record
$69.9 billion in August, due to a
jump in imports that pushed the
shortfall with China to an all-
time high.
The deficit rose 2.7 per cent


from a $68 billion gap in July,
the Commerce Department said
in Washington, and exceeded
the highest estimate in a
Bloomberg News survey of
economists. US companies
imported more computers, con-
sumer goods and oil, even as
they shipped a record amount
abroad.
SThe report was read as good
news by economists, who said
the gain in imports showed that
consumer spending was hold;
ing up even as the economy
slows. A weaker dollar and
expansion in Europe and Asia
are helping to boost exports. At
the same time, a reduction in
the deficit will be gradual
because the US economy is still
growing faster than many of its
counterparts.
Consumer spending, which
accounts for two-thirds of the
economy, ''increased. more
quickly in a number of dis-
tricts", the Federal Reserve said
in its survey known as the beige
book for the colour of its cover.
Four of the Fed's 12 districts
reported that "economic growth
firmed" in the last month.
The Au ust deficit compares
with the $66.7 billion median -
estimate in a Bloomberg News
survey of 66 economists. The
dollar immediately weakened
after the report was released
before retracing much of its
drop.


Consolidated Water, the
BISX-listed company that owns
and operates the Blue Hills
reverse osmosis plant, has
announced that it will issue 1.5
million ordinary shares in a pub-
oic offering.
The Company also expects
to grant the underwriters a 30-
day over-allotment option to
purchase up to an additional
225,000 shares.
Consolidated Water said in a


statement that the net proceeds
from the.offering will repay
existing debt, and be used for
capital expenditures and gen-
eral corporate purposes.
Janney Montgomery Scott
will serve as sole lyook-runner
and lead manager for the offer-
ing. Boenning & Scattergood,
Brean Murray, Carret & Co
and the Seidler Companies will
serve as co-managers.


'Judicial precedent'

established on Heads :


of Agreement review ,


that the decision to enter into
the Heads of A~greement is a
decision which has a direct and:'
immediate effect on any of
them, and in our submission
does not qualify as subject to
judicial review at the instance
of the a~pplcants'."
Yet "Mr Barnett did not
appear to .believe very
strongly in the efficacy off'd~t
submission".
Justice Carroll said Mr Bar-ul
nett, and attorneys for the Gov-
ernment respondents in the
action, argued that "the signing
of Heads of Agreement with a
foreign developer is eminently a
policy matter for the executive ~
government. Such an agreement
should not be disturbed unless
'a prima facie case were shown -
for holding that the (Cabinet]
had acted in bad faith, or for an
improper motive, or that the
consequences of [Cabinet's]
decision were so absurd that i
[they] must have taken leave of .
[their] senses".
However, Justice Carroll'
folind that the House. of Lords
had previously ruled that gov-
ernment actions should not be
immune from judicial review
because they were carried out
under a power derived from
Common L~aw or prerogative,
rather than statute.
Ministers, the judge ruled,
might be obligated to act fairly
just as they were when exercis-
ing statutory powers, while par-
ties affected by a decision~ had
"a legitimate expectation" they
would be consulted on the issue.
"From my reading of cases
that deal with or touch on the
subject, it is my understanding
that the decisions of authorities
such as the one involved in this
case, are indeed amenable to
review by the courts, and I so
hold," Justice Carroll ruled.


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He added that this part of the
SJudge's ruling meant that Heads
of Agreement signed between
the Governmeht and develop-
ers elsewhere in the Bahamas
were open to legal challenge via
the judicial review route.
Mr Smith said: "All Heads of
Agreement are open to judicial -
review throughout the
Bahamas. We -now have judi l
cial precedent to that effect.
"My advice to any local
groups is that whenever they
feel impacted by development,
'get to lawyers quickly and issue
legal proceedings as quickly as
possible."
Michael Barnett, attorney
and partner in Graham,
Thompson & Co, had ques-
tioned on behalf of his client,
Discovery Land Companyr,
whether the policy decision by
the Cabinet to enter into the
Heads of Agreement for the
company's $175 million Baker's
Bay' Golf & Ocean Chib "qual-
ifies as a subject for judicial
review".
The judgement recorded that
Mr Barnett argued that even if
the courts were~ capable of hear-
ing a judicial review, the Heads
of Agreement decision should
not "be set aside because it is a
pure policy decision of the Cab-
inet, and not a decision that
affects any right of the appli-
Scant".
Mr Barnett argued that while
the Association had argued that
the Heads of Agreement was
impacting their rights, they did
not identify "a single legal right
vested in them that the Heads
of Agreement has affected" in
their submissions.
Justice Carroll recorded in his
judgement: "Mr Barnett insist-
ed: 'The applicants cannot show


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Extensive knowledge of IBM I series (AS400), PC and networking. Complete
knowledge of Argoentine Financial and T'ax ~systems, as well as detailed knowledge of
banking laws and regulations in the Bahamas. Experience of reporting to the Central
Bank, and capability in the areas of compliance and AML are prerequisites.

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Must possess a banking qualification. 10 years minimum experience in banking and
trust business, Fluent in Spanish, read and written, mandatory. `Portuguese. Knowledge .
of IBM I series (AS400), PC and networking. K~nowledgoe of Argentine ~Financial
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PROJECT MIANAGERS & PROJECT EXECUTIVES REQUIRED
in the SALES and BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT offices of
MONTANA HOLDINGS LTD, Nassau

Montana Holdings Limited is undertaking a multimillion dollar development of Rum
Cay. We are seeking Project Managers and Executives with general commercial
business skills to take responsibility for the following activities:

Preparation of work schedules, matrices and charts
Monitoring and maintaining the scheduled progress of contractors.
-*~ Establish~ib well defined processes for the' control of inter-departmenit work

;opF oilink resolving logistical tants a supporting areas of delay's
*Liaising li\ th government Agencies ij,

Appliicants must be PC literate, excellent communicators and highly productive.
Knowledge of Excel- and resort development and operation will be an advantage.
Experience in property sales and marketing or construction will also be advantageous.
The' successful candidates will be working in a very busy high-pressure environment
where they will be expected to meet exacting time scales and be recognized as
efficient completer-finishers. The task contents will vary through the range of business
functions related to the Rurn Cay development and offer variety and experience. It
will also test the adaptability of the selected staff.

Salary in the range of $22,000-$40,000 per annum, plus health care benefits


FINANCILa ANALYSTr REQUIRED

.To report directly to the Chief Financial Officer of
MONTANA HOLDINGS LTD., Nassau

Montana Holdings Ltd. is undertaking a multi-million dollar real estate development
on the island of Rum Cay. The Finance Department is seeking a Financial Analyst
with experience in real estate finance and/or investment banking to undertake the
following activities

Preparation of detailed financial analyses.for shareholders, investors and lenders;
Communication of such reports both verbally and through written reports;
*Implementation of financial controls on operations;
Interpretation of legal documents to ensure compliance; and
Other tasks as required by the Chief Financial Officer.

This position represents a unique opportunity for an eager, University-educated (B.S.
degree a, must) individual to gain invaluable, hands-on experience working closely
with the CFO related to the development of a large-scale real estate project with many
challenges. If successful, the candidate will play an integral role in the continued
.conceptualization, financing and development of the project. This ~position ~could
potentially lead to more sedlor ~positions in real estate development, finance or
commercial and investment banking, both domestically and- internationally.

Candidates must possess a strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheet
modelling, as well as a strong command of the English language; both oral and written.
A writing sample should be submitted with all resumbs/applications. Montana
Holdings is a busy, high7-pressure working environment where you will be required to
meet exacting time scales with a strong attention to detail.

Salary in the range of.$40,000-$50,000 per annum (commensurate with experience),
plus health care beriefits.


RECEPTIONIST OFFICE CLERK

Montana Holdings Ltd is undertaking a major land development pfrogrenre
in Rum Cay. We are seeking a Receptionist/Office Clerk to join our~,~ac
expanding office...
The successful candidate will be organize, personable, ambitious and very prokicilve
and shall have at least:

3 years office experience
*Excellent communication skill both written and oral
Capable of working Independently and/or as a team member.
Excellent typing skills with a minimum of 50wpm.
Must be computer literate with excellent knowledge of M~icrosa ofti~e rilopplicatio.
General office duties

The Montana Holdings office environment is challenging, energic (d~Iahd. vr.
demanding. It calls for staff to accept responsibility for ally types of wrih.~~~~88888Cadtivities
which shall be undertaken to high professional standards ...
Interested persons should send cover letter aind res~umre to:
The Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box N-9322, Nassau, The Bahameas
Or
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way than to regularly appear to
promote your business. Again,
this is not likely to happen on
TV or the print media easily.
Sixth, radio gives you the
opportunity of audience partici-
pation. Where else can you get
the opportunity to put your point
across, and also get to answer
questions from the audience?
People that are participating in
your show are more likely to buy
something from you.
Seventh, on radio you will be
able to publicise a way for your
audience to reach you by giving
out your phone number, post
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out advertising.

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SPR is to understand who your
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work? Do they listen to the radio
during the day or on weekends?
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those listeners. So, what makes a
good story? It must interest the
listener. Remember, the listener
is a consumer, so bring ~them into `
the story. Demonstrate how your
product will help them. Can your
product save them money? Will
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weight and become healthier?
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feel safer? Does your product
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get some coverage. Also, find a
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controversy, health, personal
finance, economy, politics and,
of course, sex.
The fourth step is to pitch the
producer, talk show host, radio
station owner or research assis-
tant. Make _sure you build rap-
port. They will make the d'eci-
sion in literally seconds. Make
sure you speak clearly; don't
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not to hesitate when you give
your answers. Tell your story in
one line. For example: "I've got a
secure e-mail product that can
help protect kids online from
pedophiles'' If the producer
wants you to send information,
send him or her a pitch letter.
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ple and start it with. your one
line pitch. Attach a quick biog-
raphy that demoilstrates you
know what you are talking about.
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ducer and let them know you are
willing to appear at the last
minute.

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cut short and never be asked to
appear again. Thank your host
for having you on the show.
Answer honestly and focus on
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mation, either a telephone num-
ber or postal address. Remem-
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14.30 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15:60 14.00 1.92) 1.320 7.9 9.04%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Croassngs (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
D.54 0.20 RND Holdings __ 0.45 0.55 0.00 -0.002 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00' 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.360 8.0 2.57%
D.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ YIeld %
1.3092 1.2574 Colina Money Market Fund 1.309234*
2.9515 2.4766 Fidelity Bahamas G &I Fund 2.9515"*
2.4687 2.2671 *Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.468721"
1.1970 1.1395 Colina Bond Fund 1.196970***
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 1 1,000.00 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price A E
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid S6 Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest losing pdice in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 6 October 2006
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Today' Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week "' 30 September 2006
change change in closinD pcea from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value " 30 September 2006
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
P/E Closing pric divided by thid last 12 month earningsl FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 3~___-0 September 2006


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THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2006


MBy DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT Former Grand
Bahama Port Authority co-
chairman Julian Francis believes
that Freeport will play a key
role in the diversification of the
Bahamian economy.
Although the Bahamas has
benefited greatly from tourism,
Mr Francis said it did not pro-
vide the kind of technical skills
needed to diversify the econo-
my.
"Freeport is so important in
the international context, and
that's why it is so important for
the Bahamias; the Bahamas
needs Freeport because the
economy of the Bahamas today
is showing signs ~that it needs
the diversification of the ecort-
omy, which Freeport makes
possible," he said.
Mr Francis said one can ques-
tion very seriously whether the
historical tourism model is the
one which is going to sustain
the Bahamian economy as the
country goes forward.
He added that while tourism
provides many jobs and has
done wonders for the Bahamian
economy, there are some dis-
advantages to it.
"This leads us today to an
inescapable view that we now
need to look, in fact, at how we
can diversify the base of this
economy, and also the sort of
foreign capital and income
which is really the lifeblood of
the Bahamian economy," said
.the former Central Bank gov-
ernor.
Mr Francis stressed that there
is 8 COntinued need to inject
into the Bahamian economy a
flow of foreign direct invest-
ment.
"We need to look at how to
diversify economy in the base
of the future, and Freeport is
the solution. It already pro-


motes areas in which it works; it
is an outstanding example of
howy you can create high paid,
technical jobs and sustain them
over time," Mr Francis said.
"I believe it offers Freeport
the opportunity to expand this
potential quite importantly in
the future. I think that would
represent a very important
opportunity to provide to the
Bahamas economy this second
breath, a second opportunity to
secure the need for foreign
income and good jobs."
According to Mr Francis, one
of the problems with the
tourism industry is that even
though it employs large num-
bers of people, it simply pro-
vides mariy low-paid, low-tech
jobs with mimimal skills.
That does nothing for the
Bahamian economy in the
medium and long-term, he said.
"The other problem is, and I
am not sure this is entirely the
fault of tourism, but it is an
important problem for the
Bahamas at large, is it attracts
very low-level immigrant per-
sons who are looking for
employment," Mr Francis said.
"I think, in fact, that is the
biggest problem the Bahamas
faces today. And, it is some-
times for me, discouraging to
see how we seem not to be~ con-
cerned about it as concerned
as we need to be."
He believes the tourism sec-
tor does not encourage the
development of skills that will
sustain development. At the
same time, Mr Francis pointed
out that tourism almostathrives
on the opportunity to avail itself
of a lower level immigrant pop-
ulation. '
~"Those are the reasons I
believe tourism will have its limn-
its. Please, I am making a spe-
cial appeal to the press. Please,
to not misconstrue Or misun-
derstand my comment in any


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way, or suggesting that tomor-
row, tourism will no longer
work. That's not what I am say-
ing at all," Mr Francis said.
"I am saying that as we look
forward~ and as we plan the
development, I believe that is
a reality which we are going to
have to confront head on."
Focusing his attention on
Freeport, Mr Francis believes
the community has -not had the
attachment it needs for
Freeport to be as successful as it
can be. .
"I don't in any way disagree
or argue with the original con-
cept of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority or the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement. I believe
that those were critical at the
time' that they were put in
place,"' he added.
"IBut,. if we look ;at,it, today,
what we see Is an experiment
whrlich biis ~grown~ -- Fo~itiifuliity~ ~-
which feels tremendously out
of touch with itself and, in fact,
over the years has been criti-
cised often by persons from
elsewhere mn the Bahamas as
being a community without a
soul.
"This is not at all a kind of
political position, or moral posi-
tion, or anything like that; it is
rather an attempt to look at
how significant and how impor-
tant Freepdrt really is in the
Bahamian context. And what is
necessary in order to make it
work, and to make it work for
the benefit of those who really
should benefit from it. In away,


that includes the entire Bahami-
an community, and also those
persons from elsewhere who
wish to invest themselves in this
community."
Mr Francis believe there is
validity to the complaints and
dissatisfaction, which the busi-
ness community has felt and has
expressed, regarding the fact it
is effectively disenfranchised
within the Freeport context -
that it does not have a say, that
it is suspicious as to why and
how things are done.
"I believe that there is a lot
validity to that, and I can tell
you that this obviously wouldn't
be evident only now to me. But
already, when 12egan to under-
stand Freeport from a perspec-
tive as co-chairman and chief
executive of the Port, I could
see that there were any u-
ber of areas where we had sm
d-i~fficulty.
.."One of them is the trans-
parency of the administration
of the city, and the wa~y deci-
sions are taken, and the rules,
which apply to the business sec-
tor and those kinds of things,"
he added.
Mr Francis said once i.?com-
munity becomes large enough
and independent enour ' and
is beginning to integra< selff
into the global environ.. 'nt,
these kinds ~of issues neou ;o
clarified and codified.
He said they need to be trans-
parent, because that's the only
way business people can func-
tion effectively.


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3.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.60 1.60 0.00
1.49 1.0Fidelity Bank 1.44 1.44 0.00 .
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;I NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that FORB PAUL OF LEWIS YARD,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any
;I person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 7TH day of OCTOBER, 2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box


F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.


FInancta C OntfOller Nieeded

Responsibilities:
* Full Irsp.onsibilities fo~r all acco~unting; adlilities including G,'
L .4'P,I/R~, Payiroll & Purchiasing
* C~ash flow\ nianagernent, financial treorting, forecasting andi
b~udgets
o A lanage relationship ivith current lender and f ulf ill monthly
report ting reqluiremnents
* M a nage .ea r elnd a uditi and act as lia ison to external P;4s
Mahlnagel annual budget poc~ess; w\ork wvith selniortn~anage-
menit to optimize budgets andl financial forecasts
*, Di rectly! supervising account ing staff of 1~0

Qaualif ica~ions*
* Elght to~ ten lears of experince in financial management
x lith increasing responsibilities for multi-faceteldi erection
and planning~
lachelors degree in A4ccounting or Finance minimum
.'C'PA designation preferreld
SExperience in restaurant indlustry. a plus, but not required
SExperience setting up financial co7ntrols; effecitiv'e at establish-
ing and improving processes
SSt rong con-ununic~ation, ana lyt ical and management skills
SExcellelnt velrbal anll written commLnunication skills
Ent husiastic, posi ti\e, "can do" eint reprneurial spirit.

SInterested persons should apply in writing to
F ina nc ial Control ler
P.0 Boxl N-4351, Nassau, Bahamas
:.Deadlline for a~ppl~ica~tion is 1c~tob~er 20,-2006.; c*


A single storey incomplete Tripler Apartment Building (gross floor area 2,016 sq.ft.),
consists of Two two bedrooms and One- one Bedr-oom units each with one bathroom'
liv~ing-dining roomi and kitchen and situate about 166 feet south: of Bellot Road and
1/2 mile east of Gladstone Road and comprising 87,120 sq.ft. or 2 acres .
SAppraised value:. $377,000
Utilities: Electricity, Water aad Telephone










For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: 356-1685 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons` should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Comamercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Baham~cas
to reach us before November 3, 2006
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If you want a career with prospects and have what it takes to sell luxury jewelry, fine watches and gifts, we have immediate openings in St. Kitts and
the Turks & Caicos Islands for the following positions in our new stores.


Store Manager

Assistant Store N/anager

Major Responsibilities Include: You will manage all phases~ of store operations to achieve sales and profitability goals by providing the highest
level of customer satisfaction. Successful recruiting, supervising, 'trairling, developing and evaluating of store employees are essential to success in this
position.

Position Requirements: 3 years previous store supervision experience with a luxury duty free retailer Strong communication and people
management skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products Experience in fine jewelry and watches strongly preferred

Sales Professional


Major Responsibilities Include: Utilizing your strong knowledge of fine jewelry, you will drive sales and contribute to the overall sales success for
the store. Support the maximization of sales plans through superior customer service, sales support and consultative selling.

Position Requirements: An outgoing, friendly and energetic attitude Previous sales experience in luxury brand retailing or other direct to the
consumer service experience The ability to meet and exceed sales goals Excellent customer care focus You will also need to be trustworthy,
dependable and willing to work flexible hours to include weekends and holidays.

Little Switzerland offers a generous benefits package to qualified associates which includes paid vacation, paid holidays, a generous employee
discount and a positive respectful work environment.

If you meet the above referenced requirements and can relocate to Grand Turk Island, please send your resume with a cover letter stating
which position and location you are applying for to:
E-maili: fsa ragoss i@ littleswitze rland .com
Fax: (561) 241-9815
Mail: Attn: Franck Saragossi, Little Switzerland
6800 Broken Sound Pkwy NW, Suite 300
Boca Raton. Fl 33487


MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2006, PAGE SB


THE TRIBUNE


ing them to their itineraries, Ms
Stuart added.


Family Islands were up by 24
per cent for June for first port of
entry, whereas arrivals to Nas-
sau/Paradise Island were down
by 22 per cent and 24 per cent
to Grand Bahama.

Decreas

This caused a 10 per cent
decrease for the Bahamas over-
all.
The year-to-July figures indi-
cate that cruise arrivals to
Grand Bahama were up 22 per
cent, while Nassau/Paradise
Island saw a decrease of 10 per
cent, the Family Islands were
down 3 per cent, and cruise
arrivals to the Bahamas over-
all were down by 5 per cent.
Ms Stuart said cruise ship
companies continue to use their


private islands as a first port of
entry, which accounts for a por-
tion of the 8 per cent mecrease mn
cruise arrivals to the Family
Islands, which the country saw
in July's figures.
However, Ms Stuart noted
that new ports are being opened
elsewhere in the Carribean,
which has reduced itineraries
that the cruise lines operate in
the Bahamas.
She also pointed out
inclement weather conditions'
whether here or in other parts
the Carribean, are also reflected
in the figures.
The Bahamas was able to
benefit in the past when anum-
ber of ports mn the region were
damaged, resulting in increased
visitors here. Now that the ports
are once again up and running,
the cruise companies are return-


SBy CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter
DESPITE recent figures
indicating that cruise arrivals
to NassaulParadise Island and
Grand Bahama were down in
the month of June by 22 per
cent and 24 per cent respec-
tively, the Ministry of
Tourism is not concerned that
this may become a recurring
problem.
Carla Stuart, director of
cruise development in the Mj/in-
istry of Tourism, told The Tri-
bune that there are a number
of factors which make it appear
that the arrivals figures are
extremely low, but pointed out
they must be looked at in con-
text.
According to the most recent
cruise figures, arrivals to the









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Corp. Inc. P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.






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Qualified individuals may collect the Consultant Services Registration Forms from the STEMM Project
Coordination Unit, The Bahamas Hotel Association at Hotels Centre located at the south entrance of SG
Hambros Building on West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas during normal working hours beginning Thursday
October 12, 2006 through Friday October 20, 2006. Email requests for forms can be made to
stemmbids@bahamashotels.org.


DEAN OF STUDENTS FOR
KINGSWNAY ACADEM~IY

thinsway oandemyelgh Stho Intnytes ap Ic ants
with planning, overseeing the discipline system, and
counseling.

The successful cairdidate MUST:

be a practicing, committed born-again Christian
have minimum qualifications of a Bachelor's
SDegree from a recognized college or university
have a valid teacher's certificate or diploma
where appropriate
be willing to participate in extra curricular
activities, etc.
be expected to teach in his specialized subject
area for 12 to 15 periods weekly
be familiar with Microsoft Office, including
Access
be willing to learn the Student Information
System Data Base

Applications must be made in writing together with
a full curriculum vitae, recent color photograph and
names of at least three references, one being that of
your Church Pastor to:

Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
P.O. Box N-4378
Nassau, Bahamas

For further information, please contact the
Business Office at Telephone numbers 324-6369
or 324-6887. 1:

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006


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AP GE 6B MONDAYQCTOBER 1 2006


similar level of' support to that
given to cruise and land-based
tourism. The economic contri-
bution of Travel & Tourism to
Caribbean economies is signif-
icant and the airlines are piv-
Sotal to this area of the econo-
my."'
Meanwhile, the Caribbean
Hotel Association (CHA) has
called on all Caribbean Heads
of Government to join an effort
to minimse the potential dev-
astating economic impact and
loss of jobs in Caribbean coun-
tries through the exclusion of
air travel in the extension of US
passport requirements.
In individual letters to the
Caribbean leaders,; the CHA's
president, Peter J. Odle, recaps
the main points of the applica-
tion of the passport regulations
to the detriment of land-based
tourism, including hotels,
tourism attractions and the
wider tourism industry across
the region.
Outlining the- advocacy
efforts of the Caribbean hotel
sector over the past 18 months,
the~ CHA4 head stressed that
each step was based on reason
stripped of passion, following
the findings of an Economic
SImpact Study on the potential
impact of the Western Hemi-
sphere Travel Initiative
(WHTI) that the CHA com-
missioned the World Travel and
Tourism Council (WTTC) to
undertake. .
This is the only such eco-
nomic study conducted to quan-
tify the impact of the WHTI by
any country or sector.


Among the conclusions, the
study found visitor exports to
be in jeopardy to the tune of
US$2.6 billion, with 188,300 jobs
potentially lost.
CHA has maintained that
any postponement of the WH-TI
implementation should apply
equally to all countriesmivolved,
and equally to~ travel by land,
air, and sea, and that no country
or industry should be disadvan-
taged arbitrarily to the eco-
nomic advantage of any other
sector.
"It is necessary to develop a
definitive and clear strategy to
achieve the objective of delay-
ing the introductory date. for
arrivals by air to June 2009,
which is the same date .as
announced for arrivals by cruise
ships," stated Mr Odle.
He added: "The exclusion of
arrivals by air from the
Caribbean from the extension
given to arri\ alj by cruise has
the potential to w~iden the negc
ative economic impact and job
losses beyond the 17 Caribbean
countries [directly affected], to
include the entire region."
Mr Odle's letter closes with a
direct call. to action for a dele-
gation of Caribbean Heads and
tourism industry leaders to go to
Washington D.C. to address the
matter in accordance with its
seriousness.
The Washington DC-based
Caribbean/Central American
Action and the WTTC have:
committed their support to
CHA and the Caribbe~an
Tourism Orgamisation mn this
mission.


Western Hemisphere Travel
Initiative would have on the
countries within the region,
whose economies largely
depend on tourism.
According to the report,
WTTC estimated' that the
region could lose $2.6 billion~ in
visitor exports and more than
188,300 tourism jobs as a result
of the WHTI.
The same study found that
some 80 per cent of US visitors


to Jamaica do not use a pass-
port, while in St. Vincent, the
Bahamas and Antigua, the fig-
ures are 50 per cent, 30 per cent
and 25 per cent respectively.
Only around 27 per cent of
Americans have current, valid
passports.
WTTC president Jean-
Claude Baumgarten said:
"These forecasts are extremely
alarming, and it is discrimina-
tive that airlines do not share a


SOME 30 per cent of US vis-
itors to the Bahamas currently
do not have a passport, a World
Travel and Tourism Council
(WTTC) study revealed, indi-
cating the major negative eco-


nomic impact this nation's hotel
industry could suffer in 2007.
The WTTC worked closely
with the Caribbean Hotel Assol
ciation (CHA) to measure the
impact implementation of thie


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BAHAMAS HOTEL ASSOCIATION P
SSUSTAINABLE TOURISM ENTREPRENEURIAL
MANAGEMENT & MARKETING PROJECT (STEMM)


CALL FOR RE~idS;TRATION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES


The collaborating agencies of the IDB-MIF support funded ATN/ME-9466-BH STEMM Project invite suitably
qualified individuals to register for possible short-term specialised consultant posts that would become
available over the life; of the pr-oject. Individuals should have at least five years experience in~ one or more of
the following areas with additional relevant qualifications including working with: hotels and tourism-related
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The' candidate must meet the following criteria:


* Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in field: Thorough
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* Must be highly proficient in computer software applications
and accounting systems (specially Microsoft Excel)


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ADV1ERTIS EMENT


SIX (6) VACANCIES
RAcDIOGRAPHERS


PRINCESS ~M14ARGAET HOSPITAL

Applications are invited ~from suitably qualified individuals to fill six (6)) vacancies for
Radiographeis, Radiology Department, Princess Margaret Hospital, Pub~lic Hospitals
Authority

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:-

Bachelors Degree in Radiology, professional registration and three 1(3) years post
qualification' experience or Diploma in Radiographic professional registration and .
five (5) years post qualification experience.

Job Summary .

Performs routine radiological examination unaided and special examination under super-
vision by physicians;, maintains appropriate standard of quality with minimum radiation
exposure to patients.

Deities:

Will~ be but not limited to the following:-

1) Determines exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic techniques with
minimum radiation exposure to the patient.

2) Evaluates radiographic images for appropriate, positioning and image quality.

3) Applies the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self and others.

4) Recognizes emergency patient.conditions and initiate lifesaving first aide and basic
life-support procedures.

5) Participates its a department rota, which will include working shift duties and "on call".

6) Evaluates the performance of radiographic systems, knows the safe limits of equipment
operation and reports malfunctions to the proper authority.

7) Exercises independent judgement and discretion in the technical performance of
mediical'imaging procedures.

8) Participates in radiologic quality assurance programs.

9) Maintains up-to-date knowledge of cunrent developments and new techniques in
radiology

Letters of application, resume documentary evidence of qualifications and three (3)
references should be submitted, no later than 24th October, 2006 to the Director Human
Resources (Acting), Public Hospitals Authority P. O. Box N-8210,, on Ist Floor Corporate
Office, Dockendale House, West Bay Street.


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candidates will specifically be~ responsible for:
-Managing the software change control process, mecluding
version control for software releases to ensure compliance
with all relevant policies and procedures.
Change control records management. ,
-Administration of internal technology change management
system. ..
Responsible for all business risk and control requirements
for technology change, management and any associated
reportmxg.
Management of the department's information security .
miomtoring tools inlcluiig' SEMS, EMS, and AppDetective.

KNOWLIEDGE/SKILLS~ REQUIRED

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:
Experience in technology change management systems,
software.mIanageinent systems.
Experience information security processes and standards.
Knowledge of WINI2000 Admninistration, MS Office Suite,
LAN/WAN systems.
Ability to multi-task in a time sensitive work environment
supporting various applications and infrastructure changes.
-Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
experience.
Minimum 3 years related work experience.


Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:
Technology Unit Head
GWS/Bahamas Technology
Cititrust;(Baharnas)Limited
P.O.Box N-1576,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 302-8732 or
Email:. gieselle.campbell @citi groupj.com


Deadline for application is October 20,. 2006.


I


MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2006, PAGE 7B


THE TRIBUNE


of the Association's case would
take longer to be heard.
"Ml/y clients tell me the devel-
opers are standing by with all
the contractors from the Amer-
ican Bridge Corporation and all
the equipment to start dredg-
ing," Mr Smith added.

Discovery

Discovery Land Company
will want to avoid any further
court-ordered halts to its work
on Guana Cay, as it is hoping~ to
welcome back all employees
that were released as a result
of the stoppage ordered b! .1
Privy Council ruling this surn-
mer.
'That case before the Prll i
Council has now been rendered
nugatory by Acting Justice Car-
roll''s ruling.
Discovery Land Compain\
would face the possibility of
losing $440,000 per weeki it
forced to stop work again.
Joey Arenson, a Discole-ry
Land Company partner and
attorney, in an affidavit pret i-
ously filed with the Privy Coun-
cil had alleged that it would
cost the developers $440,000i:


Michael Meldman, Discovery
Land Company's chairman and
chief executive, said in a state-
ment onlthe Supreme Court rul-
ing: ""It has been a long wait
and a hard fight but we
remained committed to the
Baker's Bay project and to the
Bahamas.
~""As we have stated on many
occasions, Baker's Bay Golf and
Ocean Club will be the most
environmentally sensitive devel-


opment ever built in the
Bahamas; a model, that all
Bahamians can be proud of and
other developers can emulate.
S"In the' creation of this resort
community we look forward to
providing meaningful, direct
employment for current and
future generations of Abaconi-
ans and other Bahamians, as
well as many mndirect opportu-
h~ities for entrepreneurial ven-
tures."


per week if forced to stop work.
He alleged that the firm may
lose $1.75 million a month,
resulting from fixed costs relat-
ed to operating expenses, staff
costs, equipment and dredgers.
Mr A~renson added: "Every
time the development is inter-
rupted, its attractiveness as an
investment.is materially preju-
diced. ~These losses arg
extremely difficult, if not
impossible, to quantify."


since hearing the case to pro-
duce his written ruling, refused
all the reliefs sought by the
Association.
He also found that, in con-
trary to the Association's alle-
gations about lack of consulta-
tion, three public meetings had
been held with Great Guana
Cay residents prior to the
Heads of Agreement signing,
and there were signs the Gov-
ernment and developers had
acted upon some of their con-
cerns.
Mr Smith told The Tribune:
"The Association is, of course,
disappointed at the result. How-
ever, we remain confident that
victory will not elude us. We
are confident that through the
appeal process we will be able
to vindicate our rights.
"This has not affected in any
way the resolve of the people
of Guana Cay to fight on and
protect their rights. We are
appealing, and we will fight on."
Mr Smith added that while
the hearing on the Association's
application for a stay and
injunction to "preserve the sta-
tus quo" should be heard rela-
tively quickly, the appeal to the
Court of Appeal on the merits


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Baker's Bay plans restart; opponents seek stoppage


FROM page One
"It appears that the Govern-
ment, whose call it was, was
more concerned with more
Bahamians in general getting
some of the benefits promised
by the development than with
the fears and apprehensions of
applicants, which the Govern-
ment obviously does not share
and believes are not well found-
ed, looked at objectively."
Justice Carroll had denied all
the Association's applications
for declarations or relief.
It had been seeking declara-
tions that Wendall Major, sec-
retary to the Cabinet, nor any
inember of the National Eco-
nomic Council (NEC), had the
authority to sign the Heads of
Agreement or bind the Gov-
ernment to it.
.The Association had also
sought a declaration that the
Heads of Agireement was ultra
vires, and orders prohibiting the
grant of Crown and Treasury
land, and various rights, con-
cessions, exemptions and grants,
by the Government to Discov-
ery Land Company.
Acting Justice Carroll, hav-
ing taken almost eight months


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Legal Notice


NOT-ICE -

1MOLIERE LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Sectionl38 (8) of the international Business .
Companies Act 2000, the dissolution of .
MOLIERE LTD. has been completed; a Certificate
of Dissolution has been- issued and the Company has
'therefore been struck off the register. .





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTI-ICE -


NEW HAZELTON CORP.


(In Voluntary Liquidatiol)

Notice is hereby given thait the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
11th day -of October 2006. The Liquidator is Argosa.
Corp. Inc. P.O. Box NOJ-757 Nassau, Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Legal Notice
NOTICE


WOODBARK LIMITED


(In Voluntary ~Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named ~
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
11th day of October 2006. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc. P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Legal Notice


NOTICE

LMANET LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Sectionl38 (8) of the international Business
Companies Act 2000, the dissolution of
MANET LTD. has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the register.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice


NOTICE

KADIFF INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Notice is hereby givenl that in accordance with
Sectionl38 (8) of the international Business
Companies Act 2000, the dissolution of
KADIFF INVESTMENTS LIMITED has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Coinpany has therefore been struck
off the register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice


NOTICE

LE I IEJ VISTAP S,.A.

Notice is hereby, given that in accordance with
Sectionl38 (8) of the international Business
SCompanies Act 2000, the dissolution of
SZETTE VISTA S.A. has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has ~therefore been struck off the register.





SARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice .


NOTICE .

GERADO INVESTMENTS LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Sectionl38 (8) of the international Business
Companies Act 2000, the dissolution of
GERADO INVESTMENTS LTD.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Legal Notice
NOTICE


NORTH HOLDINGS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 27th day of June 2006. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc. P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.






ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


NOTICE is hereby given that ALPINE PIERRE OF FAITH
AVENUUE,- NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
;naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamasi, and thatany person
wIvho 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 9TH day of
OCTOBER, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Legal Notice


NOTICE

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Sectionl38 (8) of the international Business
Companies Act 2000, the dissolution of
CREATIVE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
has been @oinpleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been
struck off the register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE


BENDIGO POINTE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
oil the 11th day of October 2006.
The Liquidator is ,Argosa Corp. Inc.
P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Ir


TkE TRIBUNE


PAGE 8B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2006


ture.
The Commission alleged that
he kneiv some of the invest'
ments iii the Bahamian entities
had be n impaired since 2002,
and MI Smith in 2004 had told
him hd had concerns about the
valuations for some Channel
Fund investments.
Mr Smith also allegedly failed
to inform the Commission
about the existence of thd
Channel Funds, and the role
they and Mosaic played in the
Norshield investment structure.
He was responsible for
preparing the financial state-
ments for Olympus Univest,
Mosaic Composite' and the
Chahitel Funds, and his resig-
nation from Norshield mn March
2005 was due to concern ovei
asset valuations.


examined by Mr Massi and his
fellow receiver, BDO Mann
Judd accountant Clifford Cul-
mer, but there is nothing to sug-
gest he has done anything
wrong. -
A major chunk of the Olym-
pus Univest assets identified so
far includes the Cdn $7.2 mil-
lion holding the fund has in Pre-
mier Real Estate Investment
Corporation, the BISX-listed
real estate investment trust,
which as a mutual fund owns
Freeport's First Commercial
Centre, plus all of Caribbean
Bottling's Bahamian properties,
Preinier Real Estate Invest-
ment Corporation was set up
by the Grand Bahama Port
Authority's chairman, Hannes
Babak, before he was appointed
to that post.
Among Premier Real
Estate's founding directors,
although he is no longer on the


Board, was Mr Hancock, who
was president and chief execu-
tive of Cardinal International.
Given that Premier Real
Estate was Seeking US $14.153
million when it was launched,
it is possible that the investment
by Olympus Univ est in the
company accounts for almost
one third of its share capital.
Meanwhile, the Ontario
Securities Commission alleged
that Olympus failed to disclose
the illiquid nature of the Chan-
nel Funds investments and that
Olympus Univest would be
accepting subscriptions 'in kind'.
And Mr Xanthoudakis was
accused of failing to inform the
Commission about the existence
of the Channel Funds, and the '
role they and Mosaic played in
the Norshield investment struc-


Funds were placed into non-
arms length entities which have
little or no realiseable value".
Describing any recovery for
Norshield retail investors as
"nominal", the Commission
alleged that Xanthoudakis,
.Smith and Kefalas "had been
unable or unwilling" to describe
and account for the flow of
funds through the investment
structure.
"They have also been unable
or unwilling to provide docu-
mentation in relation to the cor-
porate entities" in the structure
outside Canada, including in the
Bahamas, the Commission
added.
The Canadian regulator also
alleged that the methods used
to calculate the net asset values
(NAVs) of shares at different
layers in the Norshield invest-
ment structure, including in the
Bahamas, was "improper".


It said: "NAV calculations
were based on the underlying
value of the hedged assets of
Mosaic, without taking into
account the investments
allegedly made in the Channel
Funds or the significant lever-
age associated with the hedged
assets.
"As a consequence, subscrip-
tion and redemption values
were significantly inflated."
~The entity responsible for cal-
culating Olympus Univest's
NAV was Cardinal Interna-
tional Financial Services, the
former Bahamian fund admin-
istrator, which closed its doors
in late 2004 and went into liqui-
dation.
Cardinal also acted as the
administrator for Mosaic Com-
posite and its NAV calculations.
Stephen Hancock, the former
head of Cardinal International
Financial Services, has been


new hirings, or limiting those
hirings to part-time positions.
The Coalition survey asks howil
companies plan to deal with the
higher costs caused by contribute
tions to the proposed NHI plan.
Among the options it asks com-
panies to select are seeking
greater efficiencies elsewhei~e in
the company, reducing staff num-~

bleug pric ion rses, nod lm-
its on business expansion.
The- survey then .asks
Bahamian companies whether
they would retain their private
health insurance plans along~
side NHI and, if they did so,
whether they would scale bac '
private plans to cover just those
areas outside NHI.
The Coalition added: "Thg
Coalition of Private Organisa-
tions shares with the Govern-
me~nt-the need for substantial
emphasis` on improving access
to, and efficiency of, the coun-'
try's health care system.
"However, we believe that in
addition to the NHI system the
Government has proposed,
there are other policy alterna-
tives and mechanisms that can
be pursued."
The healthcare policy options
that Bahamian companies are
asked to rank, in order of
importance, are;


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Charges filed over Bahamas fund with $400m blacK hole


FROM page one
Of the hedged assets, most
were invested in a call option
with the Royal Bank of Canada.
The remainder, said to be worth
10-15 per cent of Olympus Uni-
vest's aggregate asset value,
were used for managed funds
and tactical trading that was
managed by Norshield.
Mosaic Composite's non-
hedged assets were sharehold-
ings and debentures in entities
called the Channel Funds, all
incorporated in the Bahamas.
As at September 30, 2003, these
assets were said to be worth
Cdn$38 million.
The Ontario Securities Com-
mission drew on reports pre-
pared by the Norshield receiver,
Raymond Massi of RSM
Richter, who found that "the
vast majority of the investments
allegedly made in the Channel


US company to analyse

priVate sector NHI survey.


FIROM page one
"Given the considerable sig-
nificance of this, we are under-
taking a number of activities to
better understand the implica-
tions of the Governinent's plan
on your business, the broader
economy and on the health of
our nation's residents.

ti n, w op o 1ealt si a
the table with Government,
backed with facts and informa-
tion, to discuss how to meet their
intended objectives of universal
heath care in a manner which
minimises its impact on .our
economy and the overall quality
and availability of healthcare."
The Coalition added:' "With
the cooperation of the business
community, we can make a pos-
itive contribution to the shaping
of this programme, which the
Government has every intention
to implement in the near future."
The survey asks Bahamian
firms for details on whether
they provide a group health
insurance plan for employees,
the type and breadth of benefits
and coverage offered, and
employer and employee premi-
um contributions.
.It asks how the Government's
proposed NHI scheme will
Ui ilm actua .t-omfiaihy's.e .mploy- Q
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SSenator Hon. James Smith Minister of State Mr. Dermot Butler Deputy Chairman, Alternative
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'Presentation: Panel Discussion:
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SPanel Discussion: Panel Discussion:
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'Coopers Ms. Darell Taylor, Legal Officer, Securities
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SLunch -Presentation Lunch -Presentation .
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CONTROLS & TRENDS
SMrs. Wendy~ Craigg Governor, Central Bank Ms. Wendy Warren, CEO, BFSB

Panel Discussion: Presentation:
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SMr. Kevin Solomon, Chief Investments Mr. Ethiopis Tafara, Director- International. Affairs
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SMr. Warwick Ward, Senior Economist,
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Panel Discussion:
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THE TRIBUNE


Bahamas First 'under r eview' ill--h:9:4',t-a:6
base in the aftermath of the
2004 hurricane season, and
alinsurancepolicyportfoliosof order.Wearealmostvictimsof tapped the capital markets to million preference share issue enable it to write more busi-
l
"
e siar extra funding will a $5 in 2005 oversubscribed by ness.


"ARM es is cagrr at y in dis-
cussions with Bahamas First
General's management team,
and plans to resolve the issue
in the near-term."
Despite the A.M. Best
'announcement, there is no
cause for alarm or panic among
Bahamas First policyholders or
Shareholders.
This was emphasised by Ian
Fair, the company's chairman,
}vho told The Tribune yester-
day that the A. M. Best
announcement was "`purely a
growth issue".
He added that there was
"absolutely no" need for any
concern on the part of Bahamas
First policyholders and share-
holders, as A. M. Best's
announcement related to the
need for the company's capital
base to match the growth in
premium revenues.
The A.M. Best statement is
merely to note that.a review is
taking place prior to the
Bahamian general insurance
carrier adjusting its capital base.
A.M. Best's statement
implied that it felt Bahamas
First needed to increase its cap-
ital base in order to take on the
premium growth it was experi-
encing, and the company's man-
agement is now explaining to
the rating agency how it plans to
do this.
Bahamas First has expanded
its book of business via acquisi-
fion quite rapidly over the past
two years, acquiring the gener-


FROM page 8B
The Government's existing
proposed mandatory NHI
scheme to be administered
through an expanded National
Insurance Board.
'* Mandatoryr NHI scheme
but administered by private pro-
fessional entity or entities, as
opposed to the National Insur-
ance Board.
S* A NHI system limited only
f~o Catastrophic health care pro-
vision.
S* Mandatory private insur-


viral carriers, Colina Gener~al
Insurance and Commonwealth
General.
Mr Fair yesterday confirmed
to The Tribune that the two
acquisitions, coupled with an
increase in homeowners insur-
ance rates over the past two
years as a result of hurricane
damage in the Bahamas and
elsewhere, had expanded
Bahamas First's premium
income.
At the same time, A. M. Best
had toughened up its approach
to rating and assessing insur-
ance companies' financial
strength in the wake of the 2004
and 2005 hurricane seasons,
which resulted in record pay-
outs by insurance companies.
A. M. Best was now taking a
more proactive, tougher
approach to analysing capital
on a risk-adjusted basis, and Mr
Fair said it was this, coupled
wyith Bahamas First's expansion,
that had "skewed the capital
base in relation to the business
we're writing".
"As a result of [A. M. Best's]
criteria, the capital base is out of
line with the block of business
we write," Mr Fair explained.
"Clearly, there is a need for
more capital, although there is
no shortage of it, and we will
be addressing this in short

ance group plans for all com-
panies and employees.
Full privatization of the
Health Care System, with
vouchers or credits given to
individuals by government to
choose their health care
providers
Maintenance of the current
system, with improvements in
the efficiencyy and transparen-
cy -of the system.
Responses to the survey are
being sought by Friday, October
20.
The Coalition's members


our oIwn su~ccss~.
Patrick Ward, Bahamas
First's group president and chief
executive, said the company had
initiated talks with A. M. Best
itself. He added that Bahamas
First was currently exploring
various capital-raising options.
"The directors are going to
be meeting shortly to discuss
the various options, and make a
recommendation to the share-
hold~ers in the near future," Mr
Ward said.
To write more business and
take on more risk, insurance
companies need more capital.
Without it, they have to,cede
niore of the anticipated increase
in premium income to remnsur"
ers, denying them the chance
to capture.that extra income
from the premium growth.
It is therefore not surprising
that the company might need
additional capital to support the
extra premium income that it is
earning. The rise mn homeown-
ers insurance policy premiums,
largely due to damage inflicted
in the US and wider Caribbean
by ithe 2004 and 2005 hurricane
seasons, and the construction
boom in the Bahamas are fur-
ther factors likely to have
increased Bahamas First's pre-
mium income.
The company has in the past

include the Bahamas Hotel
Association Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce; Bahamas
Employers Confederation;
Small Business Association of
the Bahamas; Bahamas Hotel
Employers Association; Nassau
Tourism &, Development
Board; Medical Association of
the Bahamas; Bahamas Dental
Association; Bahamas Insur-
ance Brokers Association;
B~ahamas Motor Dealers Asso-
ciation; Bahamas Manufactur-
ers, Agents and Wholesalers
Association.


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TRIBUNE SPORTS ,


WB SAILING
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE Silent Partner might
have walked away as the over-
all champions in the A Class
at this year's Regatta, but it
was their young skipper, 11-
ylear-old, Cordero Greenslade
that stole the show.
Greenslade, the youngest
sailor participating mn the 17th
annual Harbour Island Iregat-
ta, was introduced to the sport
by an uncle at age six years'
and said ever since he's been
enjoying himself.
Although he only stood at
5'4, he walked around the
Regatta site with his trophy
held high, as the crowd gath-
ered congratulated him on a
job well done.
He said: "I am not afraid of
the waters, I enjoy being out
there'
"Alot of people asked me if
I was scared, but I told them:


no, I love to sail in the Re;gat-
tas.
"Sailing is fun for me. The
races were pretty tough and
some times it was scary, but
we did well and I am happy
to be a part of that boat."

Scoring
The Silent Partner was able
to edge out the Red Hot
Thunder Bird by scoring 14
points in the three triangular
races, Red Hot Thunder Bird
followed closely behind with
13 points
Also finishing up with 13
points was the Southern
Cross, who defeated the Red
Hot Thunder Bird in only lone
of the three races, Pieces of
Eight was in fourth with 10
pomts
SCrew member of the Silent
Partner Gerrad Moxey said:
"So far in this Regatta we've
finished off with two seconds


and a third, but this year we're
the overall winners mn the A
Class. It feels good to get the
wmn because when this Regat-
ta first started we were the
original winners for that and
over the years we've been
coming in second or third so it
feels great to wmn after such a
long tune.
"The weather out there was
pretty good for the most part.
We had some chops here and
there but nothing sailors can't
correct.
"The first day there wasn't ~
any breeze, the day we came
down and there was a lot, but
you just have to use your
experience to get throw things
like this, use a couple of dif~
ferent tactics to pull it off.
According to Moxey, one of
the key things the Silent Part-
ner did was adjusting the boat
to fend off the sea breeze, also
adding one or two more
men to help balance off the
boat.


to win is it looks. The wind
was calm on the first day,
but it did spring up a bit."
Challenging the Eudeva
was hometown boat Bri-
land Cobra and the Lady
Nathalie, which finished up
with 22 points and 21 points
respectively.

R FINAL RESULTS
A CLASS
Silent Partner -14 points
Red Hot Thunder Bird- 13
points
Southern Cross- 13 points
Pieces of Eight- 10 points
Abaco Rage 8 points
Lady Nathalie -6 points
B CLASS
Eudeva-22 points
Briland Cobra-22 points
Lady Nathalie-21 points
New Susan Chase-20 points
Ants Nest- 15 points


SBy KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports
Reporter
CAPTAIN Sheldon Gib-
son knew before he left
Nassau Harbour that that a
consecutive win at the 17th
annual Harbour Island
Regatta wasn't going to be
an easy one for his boat the
Eudeva, but the defending
champions remained opti-
mistic.
Gibson, who .dedicated
the win to an unble that
passed aviayi two Beeks
ago, summed his victory
speech for the boat in less
than ten words, 'Briland is
always sweet to the Eude-
va.
Although this is only .his
second win, a jubilant ~Gib-
son thanked his crew for
keeping the faith during the
rough times on the water.
The Eudeva edged out


the Briland Cobra to take
the B Class title. Both boats
finished up with 22 points,
with the Eudeva winning
two of the three races held.
He said: "I've been par-
ticipating in this particular
Regatta since it started,
some 17 years ago. Even
though I have 17 years of
sailing in this Regatta
under my belt, the Eudeva
only has 10. But overall it
feels very good, I dlid this
one for an uncle of mine's
who died two weeks ago,
Everette Gibson. He was
.'from Crooked Island.
"We won the first two
races, the weather condi-
tions were perfect, but the
last race we got off to a bad
start. Although this was a
sort of a down point for the
boat we can't make any
excuses because all of the
boats they are sailing pret-
ty well. So it isn't as easy


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SSOFTBALL
By BRENT S'TUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THE Bommer George
Swingers avoided the sweep,
but they couldn't stop the
Electro Telecom Wildcats'
massacre as they paraded to
their sixth straight New Prov-
idence Softball Association
ladies' championship crown.
After losing game three 8-
6 last week, to hold off the
celebrations at the Baillou
Hills Sporting Compler~t~he
Wildcats popped the cham-
pagne on Saturday. as they
blew out the Swingers 28-'7
in~ a marathon game that last-
ed more than two hours.
Bommer George just
couldn't find the defensive
answers to cool off Electro
Telecom, forcing NPSA offi-
cials to postpone game twio
of the men's playoff game
between New Breed and the
TBS Truckers.
However, the league was
able to play game one m the
other half of the men's pilay-
offs betw~eeir the Stinagrays
Sporting Club and the Del
Sol Arawaks. Played just
beore the Dadies oc 1
the Slingrays Sportmng Club
13-11.


Although they took an
awful long time to finally get
the game completed, the
Wildcats went wild on the
offensive end as they put
together one of their most
explosive games to concluded
the best-of-five series with a
3-1 decision.
"This game,;we prayed
about it and asked God to
guide us through it," said sec-
ond sacker Hyacinth FEar.
rington, who noted thiat thev
dedicated it again to the
memory of their deceased
left fielder Jackie 'Lil Stunt'
Moxe~y.
"We tried to close it out
last Sunday, but that didn't
happen, so ~we came out here
with a purgiose. We wanted
to win it.for Jackie. This one
was in memory ofher."
While they had intended to
sweep the Swingers, Farring-
ton said they were shocked
when they lost. game three.
So it wasn't a matter ol' them
coming back and getting
revenge, it was by how many
runs they would do it by.
After the first inning, the
Swingers had full control of
the game, taking a 8-2 lead.
They added four more in
both the second and third,
one in the fourth, nine in the
fifth and two more. in the
sixth to slugger the Swingers.
After falling behind, the


shine' Curry 2-for-5 with two
RBIs and two runs scored.
"I guess it was interesting
when they won game three
and we didn't get the swceep,"
said Wildcats' infielder Jean
'Bubbles' Minus. "Today, we
knew we had to put them
away, so we put a pile of runs
on them early in the first
inning aird it was over from
there."
Minus said it was a typical
Wildcats' performance.
"Once we hit the ball, all
kinds of runs will be upoli.
you. Runs. That's how we do
it, she summed up.
Christine Hanna went 3-
for-4 with two RBIs, scoring.
a run and she also had a two--
run homer for the Swingers.n
Rebecca Moss was 3-for-4
with two RBIs and a run
scored; Dorothy Marshall 1-
for-3 with two RBIs and.
Randell Cooper 1-for-3 with
an RBI, scoring three times.



move fom outfidu to fiwmhsh
the season in shortstop after
Beatrice Riley went out with
an iuty wadmten dhatabahe
better than they were.
"I don't feel too bad about
it. We -know that the Wild-
cats are a good team. But if
we play the defence and hit
the ball, we would have beat-
en them just like we did in
game three," she noted.
"But all ini all, we really
didn't have it. We tried to get
too many players in the
game. But I think if we had
Beatrice, she would have:
helped us out a lot. I think
wre were ~really hurt on the
corners. But we played a
team that know a lot about
winning and they showed us
that. "
Seymour said they will go
back to the drawing board
and try to improve on their
performances for next year.
Meanwhile, thed Wildcats say
they are waiting for whoever
comes in the Bahamas Soft-
ball Federation's National
Robin Tournament.
SArawaks 13, Stringrays
11: Ivan 'Showtime' Francis
enjoyed a 3-for-4 day with six
RBIs and a, rin scored as
three other players followed
with two/hits apiece to lead
Del Sol to the opener of their
best-of-three men's playoffs.
Cardinal Gilbert was 2-for-
4 with an RBI and three runs
scored; Michael Thompson
was 2-for-3 with two runs and
Julian Collie went 2-for-5
with an RBI and run scored

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Swingers struggled the rest
of the way, adding just one
run in the third, two in the
fourth, three in the fifth and
their final' one in the seventh.
Mary 'Cruise' Edgecombe
got the win on the mound for
Elect'ro Telecom, while


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for toss for Bommer George.
Edgecombe, however,
helped her own cause with a
4-for-6 day, driving in five
runs and scoring twice to lead
a balanced scoring attack for
the Wildcats. *


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and four runs scored, includ-
ing racing out a three-run in-
the-park home run.
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SECUADOR
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A LEFTIST outsider whose
attacks on a corrupt political
establishment have fuelled his
rise in popularity was facing a
tough challenge in Sunday's
. presidential election from a
banana tycoon waging an old-
fashioned populist campaign,
according to Associated Press.
Rafael Correa, 43, a US-edu-
cated economist, is an admirer
of Venezuela's; anti-US fire-
brand President Hugo Chavez
and his victory could further tilt
Latin America to the left, jomn-
ing left-leaning governments in
Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina
and Uruguay.
Tall and charismatic, Correa
has surged into the lead by
pledging a "citizens' revolution"
against the discredited political
system. Ecuadoreans have dri-
ven the last three elected presi
dents from power and Correa
appeals fo voters as a fresh face
in a field of established politi-
cians.
Standing in his way is Alvaro
Noboa, 55, Ecuador's wealthiest
man, who proudly points out he .
is also its biggest investor, the
owner of 110 companies. He


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says he will use his business
skills to bring Ecuador's poor
into the middle class.
Making his third run for' the
presidency, N~oboa has moved
up quickly in the polls in recent
days to a close second to Correa
with his: promises to provide
cheap housing and create a mil-
lion jobs in this small Andean
nation of 13.4 million people,
76 perceilt of \viom. are poor,
according to UNICEF.
No candidate in the field of
13 was expected to win outright
on Sunday, meaning the twvo top
Finishers would go to a run-off
on November 26.
Correa on Sunday demand-
ed that ~the Organization of
American States remove the
chief of its election observation
team, former Argentina foreign
minister Raifael Bielsa, accus-
ing him of not recognizing
"irregularities in the~process"
aimed at taking votes from him.
Bielsa denied he was prejudiced
against Correa and said
Ecuador was meeting' interna-
tional standards for a clean elec-
tion
In an interview with the Cara-
cas-based Telesur TV network,
Correa also accused the United
States of meddling in the elec-
tion with the intention of block-
ing his victory.
Washington knows "'that we
are gt~going to be anyones i
mpee and ihat we2 utll makle
our s .reigntyl resphrt~le.' ? he 1
said.'He reiterated that he
opposed a free-trade pact with
the US, would not b~ecomne
involved in Colombia's fight
against leftist guerrilhts and
ivould Inot renew-in 2009 an
Agreement that allows the US
to use an Ecuadorean military
base for' drug~ surveillance


flights.
He denied that rivals' claims
that Chavez was meddling in
the election on his behalf.
''If Presid'ent Chavez were
inteferring in Ecuador's affairs,
despite being my friend, I would
be the first to reject him," he
said.
Standing in line to vote in a
school patio in Quito's colonial
center, Julio Lopez, a 55-year-
old tailor, said he planned to
cast his ballot for Correa. g
"If he governs well, perfect.
But if he doesn't, we'll use the
same belt he used for his cam-
paign to run him out of: office,"
he said. During the race Cor-
re~a brandished a belt and
promised to "give the lash" to
the country's corrupt politicians.
But Carmen Ibarra, a 42-year-
old housewife, said her vote was
for Noboa because "he knows a
lot about business and that will
help a lot in government."
Polls this week showed Cor--
rea and Noboa far ahead of the
other two candidates who had
behn in contention until recent-
lyi 'centre-left former Vice Pres-
ident Leon Roldos, 64, and
Cynthia Viter-i, 40, a conserva-
tive former congresswoman
who is pro-business.
To avoid a runoff, a candidate
would need 50 per cent, or at
least.40 per cent of the valid vote
and 10,,~-par ka.... t._,..r I, u .,t
ce~int in thei latest po~lls w he~b
under Ecuadorean law cannot
be .published here in the 20 days
before Sunday's election.
SCorrea, who was running in
fourth place until a month ago,
haf'gathered support quickly
with his view of Ecuadorean
democracy as a "partidocracia"
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not people. Many Ecuadoreans
share his view.
Correa, who has a doctorate
in economics from the Univer-
sitjr of Illinois, is new to poli-
tics. He, served just ?06 days last
year as finance minister under
interim President Alfredo Pala-
cio, who replaced Lucio Gutier-
rez in the midst of street
protests in April 2005.
Correa calls the Ecuadorean
Congress a "sewer" and has
vowed to rally street protests if
lawmakers don't agree to a new
constitution that trims the pow-
er of the parties and strengthens
the presidency.
Correa is running no candidates
for Congress, and plans instead
to' hold a referendum, followed
by the election of an assembly to
rewrite the constitution.
"Correa is exploiting the
angry vote. There are ~many
people angry" with the system,
said public opinion analyst Luis
Eladio Proano. "That anger has
found a man who says he is
going to destroy everything."
But populism runs deep in
Ecuadorean politics, and Noboa
has tapped into the tradition to
power his campaign.
With a -Bible under his arm
and frequent references to God
in his speeches, Noboa has criss-
crossed Ecuador, from its Pacif-
:ic. coast to the Andes and east-
I~ard to the Arnlzoii jangle,
hltanding. out coqpat rs 4i~-
;!~are and money.
S'!'&'`uadoreah~s want to eat.
They don't want these political
speeches of bla-bla-bla," Noboa
said in a recent candidates'
debate. "They want jobs, hous-
ing, they want health coverage,
they want education. That's why
the other candidates don't have
the popular support I do."


The ministers' transgressions
provoked outrage among
Swedes, who pay the highest
taxes in the world to support
their famed welfare state 'and
expect public officials to lead
Sby example.
'"A successful government is
built on the right policy ... and
given. time, that will also be the
electorate's main interest of
focus," Reinfeldt said during a
visit to Helsinki. -
"There is, of course, a discus-
sion ... when a minister leaves,"
he told reporters after talks with
Finnish Prime Minister Matti
Vanhanen. "We were criticised
and there were large headlines."


SFINLAND
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,SWEDEN'S new Primre Min-
ister Fredrik Reinfelqlt on Sun-
day brushed off criticism of his
10-day-old scandal-ridden gov-
ernmeht, ~saying ministers'
actions obn policy are more
unportant than personal issues,
accbrdiingto Associated Press.
Reinfeldt's comments during
a visit to Helsinki came a day
after Sweden's trade ininister
resigned amid allegations of tax
evasion and an admission by the
culture minister that she had
not paid the mandatory TV
licence fee for 16 years.


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"In the long run, you itsk 7'
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Cabmnet.
Reinfeldt's government,
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of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
in the Probate Division by KEVIN MARTIN RUSSELL
of #14 Doubloon Drive in the City of Freeport, on
the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-
Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for
obtaining the Resealed Grant of Letters of
Testamentary in the above estate granted to
ROBERT G. SEIPEL AND WILLIAM G. SElPEL,
Co-Executors, by the Orleans County Surrogate's
Court, in the State of New York, on the 12th day of
April, 2000.
Signed
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
RO. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Baharnas
Oct. .19, 2006

2006/PRO/npr/OO499
In the Estate of JOSEPH RUSSELL G`ODDARD,
late of Harmony Hall in the Parish of Christ Church
in the Island of Barbados,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby' given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
on its Probate Division by BRADLEY W.
CALLANDER of the City of Freeport, on the Island
of Grand Bahamai, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law,
the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamras for obtaining
the Resealed Grant of Letters of Testamentary: in
the above estate granted to ELAINE GODDAiD
and JOSEPH NATHANIEL GODDARD, the
Executors, by the Chief Justice of the Supreme
ICourt of Jludicature, High Court, Barbados, on ~the
25ith- day of November, 1974.
Signed
K. NMackey.
(for) Registrar


COMMONWVEALTH OF THE B~AHAlvAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Oct. 19, '2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00500 .
Whereas ANAS~TASIA L-ATATSiA THOMPSON, of
Ann's :Drive, WintoliP~leadows, New Providence,
oddr of the lbland (the~ Commortwealth of The
I ahamas, has made apjplication 'to the Supreme
.Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration
of the Real and Pers'onal Estate of ARLINGTON
WILLARD THOMPSON late of Hanna Hill, Eight
Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, ~one of the Islands of4the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, deceas 'di

Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard .by the said Court at the expiration of 14
dayls from the date hereof.
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar -:


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
~THE SUPREME COURT
'PROBATE DIVISION
-Oct. 19,. 2006
No. 2006/PRO/ripr/00501
Whereas GERALD WILDGOOSE, of West Palm
Beach, in the State of Florida, one' of the States of
the Uhited States of America, has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for ~e~tters
of Administration of the Real and Personal :Estate
,of RODERICK WILDGOOSE latee of Hanna .Hill;
Eight Mile Rocki, Grand Bahama, one of the. Islands
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, deceaised.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the exipiration of 14
days from the date hereof.
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Oct. 19, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00502
Whereas RICHARD HERBERT` ROGER


LIGHTBOURNI, of Mareva House, George Street,
New P~rovidence, one of the Island of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for Letters of Administration of the Real and Personal
Estate of JOSE ALVO GONZALES late of Graham
Acres, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14
days from the date hereof.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


SCOMMONWIEPILITH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Oct. .19, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00507.
Whereas LOUISE STURRUP, of Wilson Tract, New
Providence, one of the Island of the Commonwealth
of The Bahaimas, has.madle application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of
Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
MARITA STUJRRUP late .of Wilson Tract, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas, deceased.
.Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14
days from the, date hereof,~
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar



.COMMONW~EALYH OI THE BAHAMAS.
'~i'~~: ...:'- .' :TH:E SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Oct. 19,' 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00508
Whereas,, JOSEPH EMMANUjEL WHYMS, of New
Providence, one of the Island of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, ha~s- made application to the
~Supreme Court of. The Sahamas, for Letters of
Administration of the Re~la ad' Personral Estate of
SHARON TERESA WHYiVS late of Wilson Tract,
New Providence, one' of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given th~t such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14
days from the .date hereof.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Regiptrar



THE SUPREME COURT
I.! PROBATE REGISTRY
R.O. BOX N-167
~.1'Nassau,; The Bahamas
Oct. 19, 2006

2006/PqRO/npr/O00512

In the EState of KENNETH W. SUMNER, late of
Brunswick in the County of Cuimberland ih the State
of Maine one .of the.United.St~ates _of America
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby' given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
Son its Probate Division by LOUREY C. SMITH of 4
George Street in the City of Nassau in the Island of
SNew Providence, one of tfhe Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamias, Attorney-at-Law,
the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining
Sthe Resealed Grant of Lette~rs'bf~Appointment in the
above estate granted to .KAREN CHANCE,
VRIGINIA ~AX and GEORGE SPARLING`, Personal
Representatives, by the Prob~ate Court in the County
; of Cumberland and State of Maine one of the States
Sof the United States of America, on the 27th day of
December, ~2005 .

Sigried
SK. Mackey
'(for) Registrar



THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
R:O. BOX N-167
Nassau, 'The .Bahamas
Oct. 19, 2006

S2008/PRO/npir/~O000514
In the E~state of LEONARD S. KIM, late of 49 Frontier
Road, Cos' Cob in thie Stat~e of Connecticut, United
States, of America,
::::: .: ~ j ~~ ~- deceased.

SNOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fouirteeh days from the date hereof, application
will be'maJde to fh~e St.1premyie Court of The Bahamas
on its Probate Division by HARRY BRACTON
SANDS of Skyline Drive in the Western District of
New Providence, pne of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of Thie Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law,
the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining
the Resealed Grant of Letters of Testamentary in


the above estate granted to CHRISTINE H. KIM,
the Executrix, by the Probate Court of the District
of Greenwich in the County of Fairfield in the said
State of Connecticut, on the 15th day of September,
2005.

Signed
K. Mackey
(for) Reigistrar


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S UPR EME CO UR T

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Oct. 19, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00295
Whereas IRIS JOHNSON-MOXEY, of New
Providence, one of the Island of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of
Administration with the Will Annexed of the Real
and Personal Estate of CLEO PATSY JOHNSON
late of Stapiedon Gardens, New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14
days from the date' hereof.
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
RO.. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
Oct. 19, 2006

2006/PRO/npr/OO494 ~
In the Estate of ROBERT BRADFORD ARNOLD,
late of Christie Terrace, Lyford Cay in the Western
District of the Island of New Provid'ence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
on its Probate Division by EARL A. CASH of Marlin
13tive~ in 'tie~ Westeri Qistrict o~f the Island o~f N69k
Providence, one of thie Islands of~ th-e Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamnas for obtaining the Resealed
Grant of Amended Letters of Admiinstration, Nunc
Pro Tunc in the above estate granted..to GEOR~G'E
L. FIELDS, JR., Personal. Representative, by the
Probate -Division of the Circuit Court. for Marion
County, in the State of Florida, on the 12th day of
May, 2006.
Signed
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


STHE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
RO. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
Oct. 19, 2006

2006/PRO/npr/OO495
In the Estate of ROAL GEORGE MITCH;ELL, late
of "Trhe Valley"' Stilwell Road, Stony Hill, Kinlgston
8 in the Parish of Saint Andrew Jamaica,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
on its Probate Division by KARA GEORGETTE
TURNQUEST of the Western District of the Island
~of Nr~ew Providence, ojne of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law,
the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining
the Resealed Grant of Probate in the above -estate
granted to NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK
JAMAICA LIMITED, ~Personal Representative, by
the Supreme Court of Judicature of Jamaica, on the
9th day of June, 2004.

Signed
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
R.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Baham~as
Oct. 19, 2006
2006/PRO/npr/OO498
In the Estate of ARLINE ELSA SEIPEL, lae of No.
3626, 57th Avenue Drive West, on the City of
Bradenton in the County of Manatee, in the State
of Florida, one of the United States of America,
deceased.











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how the East-West cards are divided.
The proper approach is to win
the spade lead, draw trumps and cash
the A-K of diamonds, deliberately
rejecting the finesse. You then lead
dummy's jack of spades, but instead
of ruff~ing it, you discard the five of
diamonds!
West finds himself on lead but
helpless. He cannot afford a spade
continuation, which would present
you with a ruff-aand-discard, so he is
forced to return either a diamond (if
he has one) or a club
If West has a diamond, he can't
lead it without establishing a dia.
mond trick for you in dummy. He
also can't lead a club without making
your king a trick. So, no matter what
he decides to do, Wist is certain to
hand you the contract once yrou adopt
this line of play.
Situations like this occur oirer and
over again, and the trick is to recog-
nize them as they anise: The principle
that governs them is always the
same: Before pinning all your hopes
on the favorable location of a partic-
ular card (such as the queen of dia-
monds or ace of clubs in~ this deal),
you should seek a method of play
that eithei reduces or eliminates the
element of luck. Whenever possible, :
leave nothing to chance.


South dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
NORTH

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WEST *EAST
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hearts and West leads the king of
spades.. It seems natural to win the
spade, draw trumps and lead a dia-
mond to the jack.
If the finesse succeeds ;you have
`10 sure tricks. But if it fails, you
could find yourself in serious trouble
and go down if East shifts to a club.
This would be the wrong way to
play the hand, however. There is a
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ACROSS
4 A ienor laking
motivation (6)
7 American style jug (8)
8 I start to become a
real stylist (el
10 Something to hang o to (5)
13 Parboil Indlan style (4)
14 They may have
painted nalls (4)
15 tes no peasant (4)
16 Plenty to drink for the weekend, for
instance (3)
17 Vesseliwith a lip (4)
19 Should this not be aman? (4)
21 Old-fshionediellows, .
nnoinally (9) -
23 Flimsy fabric to
strengthen? (4)
24 She has away with
Sleamers (4)
26 All you need for
cooking? (3)
27 Bound to edit
anew (4)
29 An old ruler (4)
32 She gives a soldier conflicting
directions (4)
33 In the Caribbean, a form of .
Thai holiday centre (5)
34 Female company on
the Riviera (6)
35 But sweet ones can seem really
somethingI (8)
36 Cold ones, it seems, can contain a
lot of ice (6)


DOWN '
1 It~'splayed with agile wits, holding
one's breath (5)
2 One can be seen in anew role as a
cross-country runer (5)
a stay in the castlestrong point (4)
4 Conscious of confit betweeh two
keys (5)
S Tear madly atspeed (4)
6 Increase the tempo of the tiel (6) .
g Sell to an alien in abar?(6)
11 Not rising over 99(3)
12 Savoury product fit' possible to sip
In juice (5)
13 Officer said to be abitof anut(7
15 A hole in our reserves of mineral
wealth? (3)
16 As Londoriers know, he goes with
Sal Green (3)
18 Sour expert with atw~itch (6)
20 Where mum joins an officer at mid.
day (5)
21 Vehicle Beethoven was after (3)
22` In boredom. looking
embarrassed (3)
23 Work hard for the party (6)
25 New act on the short list (3)
28 Smooths things over
for Jeremy (5)
30 According to the indications, sings
badly (5)
31 A perfunctory was is right,
in a way (5)
32 A gin can make you put
on weight (4)
33 What funny fencel (4)


Ekaterina Atalik v Pia Tradling,
Biel women's international
2006. Crawling, the oldest in the
tournament at 45, won in style,
unbeaten and a point and a half
clear of the filed. Sweden's
world number four recently
described her draw with Viktor
Korchnol at London's Lloyds
Bank Masters in 1982 as her
most memorable chess moment.
She often gets into time
pressure, and today's diagram
occurred at move 37 with
Crmrin dont oe o C
clock control. White's c6 knight
attacks the d8 rook and also
threatens to level material by
Nxa7. Which is the best square
for the rook? Cramling solved
the puzzle and scored a valuable
Doint.


DOWN
1 Long stories (5)
2 Perform (5)
3 Otherwise (4)
4 Undergrou d(5)
6 Named (6)
9 Mend (6)
11 Help (3)
12 Wading bird (5)
13 Irish county ()
15 Strike (3)
18O h tars (6)
20 Tooth (5)
21 Church seat (3)
22 Tear (3)
23 Respect (6)
25 Marry (3)
28 Choose (5)
30 Call (5)
31 Rule (5)
32eae (4)


ACROSS
4~ Powerful(6)
SPu ish (8)
10 Hidden store (5)
13 Sketched (4)
14 Location (4)
15 bular and (4)
17 Precipitation (4)
19 Among (4)
21 Rear (9)
2(Yug )woman (4)
26 Darn (3)
27 Harvest (4l)
29 State (4)
32 Drop (4)
33 Conceit (5)
34 Entertain (6)
35 Applauding (8)
36 Pill (6)


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Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Toured 7, Electric 8, Pipe 10, Pa-used 11,
Urban-e 14, Rig 16, Pa-red 17, Darn lo, Doped 21, Five-R
22, Older 2, Shed 26, R-0sle 28, Fee 29, Ankles 30,
Banana 31, Exit 32, Calm-NesS 33, Tar-ter
DOWN: 1.Trip-od 2, Raisin(-g) 3, Deed 4, Scar-per 5,
Frl-ar 6, AC-Ted 8, Purr 0, Peg 12, Bad 13, Nerve
15, L-over 18, Act-on 19, Di-D 20, Per 21, Flee-ing 22, Oil
23, Se-nior 24, Heat 25, Drawer 26, Ran-QH 27,
Skull 28, FA-X 30, Best


Yeterday's easy solutions:
ACROSS: 1, Cosset 7, Redolent 8, Erse 10, Relate 11,
Parade 14, Any 10, Giored 17~, Tend 19, Raged 21, Caber
22, Latin 23, Chap 26, Sever 28, Era 29, Cretan
30, Amulet 31, Bust 32, Massacre 33, Tussie
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Steed 8, Elan9, Sty 12, Rod 13, Della 15, Habit 18,
Ember 19, Ret 20, Gen 21, Caravan 22, Let 23,
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OCTOBER 16
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You may be a bit on edge, Aries. Eveh
though you can't see the future, rest
assured that good challenges lie ahead.
You're ready for the tasks at hand.
Remember, friends will chip in.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 '
An authority figure's negative reac-'
tion may leave you feeling frustrated
and confused, Taurus. Take heatt that
the real reason doesn't have to do with
your ideas.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21'
Money and friendship would be a
messy mix this week, Gemini. It's bet-'
ter not to loan money to someone'
close, or you may never get it back.j
Expect hurt feelings.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Keeping secrets creates an ethical,
dilemma for you, Cancer. However:
it's best if you keep what you kcnow'"
to yourself for just a bit lojpger m,:-:
order to protect all involved. r
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
A family member may be getting onl
your nerves, Leo, even though he or
she isn't doing :anything .over the;
top. Venting will help. Jilst be honest
about voicing your feelings.
,VIRGO Aug 24/Sep 22
The time has come to stop.nbiju 1 sI
spending, Virgo. Hide those credit -
cards and keep minimal cash on *
hand. Otherwise you could see your
bank account dwindle quickly.
L~IBRA Sep 23/Oct 23
This week, others are set on being
elusive and nonresponsive. Don't let
it get to you, Libra. Use it as an
opportunity to catch up on what you
need to do.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You'll be spending more time on
travel, socializing and entertaining this *'
week, Scorpio. Relish the attention you
'will be receiving, even though it's .
not something you normally seek. -
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
You've been optimistic about get-
ting the financial backing you.
need for an important investment,
Sagittarius. However, expect a selt-:
back in the next few days.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 2()
Bigger and better things afiay be on
your mind this week, Capricom. But
the rigors of everyday life don't.
leave you much tiine for basking in
the glow of what could be.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Your goal for advancement at work
isn't too far off. Just keep your nose
oou lee 1 ndtoe Aquriud kw d
pay off soon.
PISCES ]Feb 19/Mar 20
You feel very dissatisfied with a
close friend. Riesentments over
money may have come between you,
Pisces. Make strides to remedy it.


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SVATICANI CITY
POPE Benedict XVI
bestowed sainthood Sunday on
four faithful whose lives he
hopes~~ wl npr oraagf ain
French nun who braved the
American frontier and a Mexi-


according to Associated Press.
The new names in the roll call
of saints also included two Ital-
ian pioneers: a nun who advo-
cated public schooling for girls
in Italy in the late 17th century
and a priest who was a trail-
blazer for education of the deaf,
dediicating himself to poor chil-
dren in Naples.
"The Church rejoices in the
four new saints," Benedict told
a crowd of several thousand
faithful for the ceremony in St
Peter's Square. "May their
example inspire us and their
prayers obtain for us guidance
and courage,"
Among those celebrating the
Mass on the steps of St. Peter's
Basilical were ailing Chicago
Cardinal Francis George and
five churchmen from' Indiana,
where Mother Theodote
Guerin, who is one of the new
saints, established a college for
women in what was then log
cabin country. St. Mary-of-the-
Woods College enrolled its first
student in 1841.
George, who had cancer
surgery in July, read parts of
the Mass, and the pope
embraced him. .
Despite decades of poor
health, Guerin, who was born
in Brittany in 1798, set out with


First canonisation



SCTVice for pontiff


WSRI LANKA
Colombo

SRI Lanka's navy destroyed a
trawler loaded with arms along
the west coast Sunday, -killing
at least~ five Tamil Tiger sepa-
ratists and sparking a huge
explosion, the military said,
according to Associated Press.
Also, in the north, the rebels
blindfolded three ethnic major-
ity Sinhalese civilians, tied their
hands and fatally shot them, and
a rebel attack in the Jaffna
Peninsula left two soldiers dead,
officials said.
Navy patrol boats spotted the
trawler off Mannar in north-
western Sri Lanka about 135
miles from the capital, Colombo
- and fired warning shots, a
Defence Ministry official said
on condition of anonymity in
line with policy.
The rebels shot back and the.
navy fired at the trawler for
about 10 minutes, setting off a
large explosion, the official said.
The craft sank, killing stis-
pected five rebels, while three


MSPAIN
Madrid
VANDALS broke into three
mink farms in northwestern
Spain and freed more than
15,000 of the prized, furry ami-
mals, officials said Sunday,
according to Associated Press.
The raiders believed to be
environmental activists acted
under cover of darkness late
Saturday in three towns in the
Galicia region, which has about
80 mink farms.
The operation was so well
organised that the vandal
propped boards on the walls t
help animals scale them ad
placed fish outside the walls ah


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judged by the Vatican to be the
miracle necessary for Guerin's
sainthood.
"Being here with so many
faithful, seeing the pope," said
Phil McCord, "it's really over-
whelming." McCord, a 60-year-
old engineer who manages the
campus of Guerin's order,
recalled how he had faced a
corneal transplant after datix-
age from cataract surgery. He
entered the chapel at the col-
lege, asked Grierin for help ~and
:his eyesight started to improve
the next' morning, said McCord,
the son of a lay Baptist minister.
Also made a saint was Bish-
op Rafael Guizar Valencia. The ~
Mexican was a great uncle of
Rev :Marcial Maciel Degolta-
do, the fibunder of the consery-
ative Legion~aries of Christ
order whom ~Benedict earlier
this year restricted from saying ~
Mass in public after years of
Vatican investigation,into acum
stations of sexual abuse of sem-
inarians.
Guitar Valenc'ia, sometimes
disguising himself as a street
vendor or a musician, risked his
life to tend to the wounded dur-
ing the Mexican revolution. In


a handful of fellow French nuns
for Indiana. "There they found
a simple log-cabin chapel in the
heart of the forest" and knelt
down to give thanks, the pope
said in his homily.
The nuns moved into a drafty
farmhouse nearby and turned
its porch into their own chapel.
Guerin for years resisted the
opposition of a local bishop to
her plans to establish a local
community ofanuns. "Mother
Theodore overcame many chal-
lenges and persevered in the
work that the Lord ha's called
her to do," including schools
and orphanages throughout
Indiana, the pope added.
"I think today we are
blessed," said Irma Djavis, -57,
from Terre Haute, Indiana. "I
feel a sense of inspiration."
Said college alumna Angela
White,. 42, from Indianapolis:
"She fought against all the odds.
Mother Theodore once said
that we are not asked to, do a'll
of God's work in this world, just
the work we can' do, and I think
'this is exactly what we have to
do." .
.Also in the crowd was the
man whose restored vision was


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but Benedict has taken a.less
visible approach. Ceremonies
for beatification, the last formal
step before sainthood, are now
led by local prelates in the coun-'
try where the candidate livect-;
or worked.
But Benedict has champi. I:
oned the cause for sainthood.
for John Paul. A few weeks~:
after John Paul's Ap~ril 2, 2005,'
death, B'enedict announced that
he was putting John Paul on the
fast track for possible sainthood
by waiving the traditional five-
year waiting period before the
process can begin.


1'921, he renovated a seminary
in Xalapa, which had been con-
fiscated, but the government
seized the building again. He
succeeded in having the semi-
nary operate clandestinely for
15 years in Mexico City. He
died in 1938.
Benedict hailed Guizar
Valelicia for working tirelessly,
even facing persecution,' to
ensure that seminarians were
properly educated "according
to the heart of Christ."
Filippo Smaldone, an Italian
prficst who lived from 1848-
1923, pioneered education and


other assistance for the deaf and
founded an order of nuns, the
Congregation ~of the Salesian
Sisters of the Sacred Hearts.
Rosa Venerini was another
social pioneer. Living from
1656-1728, she founded the
Congregation of the Holy
V~enerimi Teachers and pushed
to establish the first public
schools for girls in Italy.
It was Benedict's first canon-
isation ceremony in nearly a
year.
His predecessor, John Paul
II,1led several canomisation and
beatification ceremonies yearlyr,


Troops 'repulsedc the attack
using artillery and mortars, he
said.
Rebel casualties were not
immediately known.

Fighting

Heavy fighting along the
same defense line on Wednes-
day left hundreds of combat-
ants dead in some of the blood-
iest clashes since the govern-
metit and rebels signed a 2002
cease-fire accord.
The military controls almost
all o f he Jaffna Peninsula,
which the rebels claim as the
Tamils' cultural heartland. The
separatists still hold small pocki-
ets in the area.
Tiger political chief(Suppiah
Thamilselvan has agreed to
attend.peace talks with the gov-
ernment, which Norwegian
peace brokers said would be
held Oct. 28-29 in Switzerland.
Japanese peace envoy
Yasushi Akashi arrived Sunday
in Colombo for a five-day visit


sailors were wounded, he said.
"Considering the explosion
that occurred on the trawler,
we believe that it was trans-
porting -a large quantity of
explosives and arms," the offi-
cial said.
In northern Vavuniya, three
Sinhalese and two Muslims
were captured by the rebels
after traveling to the' area to
collect mangoes, said area
police ~spokesman Kumar San-
danayake.
He said the Muslims were set
free, but the Sinhalese were
killed. .
Ethnic Sinhalese form about
75 per cent of Sri Lanka's 19
million people, while Muslims
are the second-largest ininori-
ty after ethnic Tamils. .
Tamil Tigers fired artillery
and mortars at military posi-
tions on the northern Jaffna
Peninsula on Saturday night,
killing two soldiers and wound-
ing 13 others, an officer at the
Media Center for National
Security said on condition of
anonymity, citing policy.


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asB -e*e m** *


tinued fighting.
The fighting this year has left
about 2,000 people dead,
according to the Sri Lanka
Monitoring Mission, which was
'set up to oversee the cease-fire.
The Tigers have been fighting


since 1983 for a separate home-
land for the Tamil minority mn
the north and east, citing
decades of discrimination bj the
,majority Sinhalese. About
65,000 people were killed
before the 2002 ceasefire.


to try strengthening efforts to
bring peace. He was set to hold
talks separately with govern-
ment and rebel officials.
The government has said it
remains committed to the
scheduled talks despite the con-


the wild, and that the mink
might attack other animals and
birds.


He also warned people
against trying to catch them,
saying the mmnk could bite.


where some 11,000 of the ani-
mals were allowed to scuri-y out
of their cages, and about half
made it outside the walls,
according to the farm's owner,
Charo Carrillo.
She gave no figlue for finan-
cial losses but told the national
news agency Efe that the raid
meant "20 years of work to cre-
ate a high-quality product have
been ruined."
Carrillo said that most of
those that got away will proba-
bly starve to death in a matter
of days because they were
raised in captivity and do not
know how to hunt or fish.
Spain raises about 400,000
mink a year, and 80 per cent of


them are bred in Galicia,
according to a Barcelona-based
animal rights group called the
Fundacion Altarriba.
SSendon said other mink farms
have been hit by eco-raiders,
but these were the first such
incidents in these three towns'
in the coastal province of La
Coruna.
Last year, animal rights
activists freed 30,000 mink from
a farm near the regional capital
Santiago de Compostela and
painted graffiti on the wall to
claim responsibility.
Benito Reza said the people
who freed the latest batch "did
them no favour whatsoever
because they cannot survive in


bait for them to keep going, said
Maria Dolores Sendon, a police
official in the town of Muros.
"This was not a prank," she
said in a telephone interview.
"It was very well planned."
There has been no claim of
responsibility and no arrests
have been made, said Jose Ben-
ito Reza, a conservation official
with the Galician regional gov-
ernment.
An estimated 5,000 mink
were released from their cages
'at a farm in Muros, and about
2,000 of them made it outside
the walled farm compound.,
Sendon said.
The biggest raid was at a farm
in the town of Oza dos Rios;,


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