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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2006


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Allegations that


Randy Fraser


bought her gifts


THE trial of Bishop Randy
Fraser continued yesterday with
the girl with whom the bishop is
alleged to have had a sexual
relationship since :2005 taking
the witness stand.,
Before the trial began Magis-
trate Marilyn Meers warned the
press and those involved in the
case to be aware of the sensi-
tivity of the, matter.
While on the stand, the young
girl told the court that the Bish-
op gave her perfume, a gold
chain, a key chain, a t-shirt, two
tubes of Monistat cream, two
watches, a package of earrings
and church envelopes.
She testified that she had
received the gifts sometime in
April, 2006 and that she had
given them to the police.
The prosecutor then showed
the gifts to the girl and she was
asked to confirm and identify
each item. When the prosecutor
reached the two white
envelopes the young girl had
mentioned earlier, she identi-
fied the envelopes as the ones
that she had given to the police.
The witness was asked to read
the inscriptions on the
envelopes., "Pilgrim Baptist
Church," she replied.
The young witness then said:
"I received my money and
phone cards in these
envelopes.!' When asked how
much she received in the
envelopes; she replied that the
amount varied from $30, $45,
to a $100.;
According to the young
woman she received the Moni-
stat creams from the Bishop
because she had been suffering


from a vaginal yeast infection
and that the necklace was given
to her as a Valentine's Day gift.
The girl also gave testimony
that the Bishop gave her, a
watch "because he said that he
wanted'to show me that he
loved me."
The prosecutor then asked
the witness if there were any
marks of- peculiarity on the-
defendant's body that she could
recall. The teenager said that
the Bishop had marks on his
shoulder, nipples and genital
area.
At that point, the prosecutor
attempted to make an applica-
tion to the court that the
accused be made to undergo a
physical examination so that the
marks' could be verified.
Bishop Fraser's attorney, Mr.
Wayne Munroe, objected on
the grounds that this evidence
was not in the young girl's state-
ments to the police and that the
police have not fully disclosed
all of the evidence to the
defence.
The girl said she did not men-
tion the marks to the police
because the officer who had
interviewed her, did not ask her
about any marks and she did
not believe that it was impor-
tant at the time. Magistrate
Meers told the prosecutor that
she would keep the application
under advisement.
The prosecutor then asked
the young lady how the entire
ordeal with Bishop Fraser had
madeiher feel.
She told the court that she
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BISHOP Randy Fraser leaves court with his lawyer Wayne Munroe yesterday.
(Photo: Felipg Major/Tribune staff)


PM publicly states he accepted resignations

of Keod Smith and Kenyatta Gibson


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
FOR the first time in three
weeks Prime Minister Perry
Christie has publicly stated that
he has accepted the resignations
of both Kenyatta Gibson and
Keod Smith from their respec-
tive positions as Chairman of
the Gaming Board and the
BEST Commission and Ambas-
sador to the Environment;
effective since early October.
Mr Christie accepted Mr
Smith's resignation on October
3 and Mr Gibson's on the fifth
effective October 9.
"I have done so with a great


* FINAL ESTIMATE FOR DAMAGE TO CABINET ROOM
AFTER-the press conference yesterday, a spokesperson for the
Office of the Prime Minister contacted The Tribune to say that the
final estimate for the cost of the damage done in the Cabinet
Room after the fight between the two parliamentarians was $769.
He explained that although the glass covering the Cabinet table
was only chipped, the entire surface had to be replaced.
According to the spokesperson, the government has already
been reimbursed for the cost of the repairs by the two MPs.


deal of regret because both
these men have given highly
commendable service to our
nation in their respective roles
as chairmen of important public
institutions over the past four
years," the prime minister said.


During the press conference
held at the boardroom of the
prime minister's office yester-
day, Mr Christie offered an
explanation as to why his
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Police officer
is charged
with assault
A POLICE officer was
arraigned in the Magis-
trate's court yesterday
charged with assault.
According to court dock-
ets, Trevino Alfonso
Stubbs. 26, is charged with
causing harm to Kurt
Thompson on Saturday,
October 14 at Barracks
Street, Harbour Island. The
accused was also charged
with causing harm to
Eunice Sweeting and with
trespassing.
The officer pleaded not
guilty to all of the charges.
The prosecutor objected
to the accused being
,allowed bail on the grounds
that he would interfere with
witnesses.
Chief Magistrate Roger
Gomez granted bail in the
amount of $10,000 with one
surety. The judge also said
that the condition of the
bail was that the accused
was to stay away from wit-
nesses involved in the mat-
*ter.
The case was adjourned
to October 31 at court No.
9, Nassau Street.

Arson suspected

after fire at school
By ALISON LOWE
POLICE suspect arson
after a fire caused serious
damage to the senior mas-
ter's office at the Sir Jack
Hayward High School in
Freeport.
Police have suspicions that
the early morning blaze at
the school may have been
deliberately ignited after it
was discovered that both the
senior master and mistresses
offices, as well as several
classrooms, had been broken
into.
Investigators have yet to
confirm whether any proper-
ty was missing from the
premises.
According to police, they
were first alerted to the
scene at around 7.30am yes-
terday.
By the time they arrived
the fire was already partially
extinguished.
Police noted that no secu-
rity officers were on site
when the fire was thought to
have broken out.
Investigations are continu-
ing into the matter.


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PAGE 2, W N A


Human rights group calls




for end of cat o' nine tails


* By ALISON LOWE
HUMAN rights campaigners
have called for the repeal of the
"inhuman and degrading" pun-
ishment of the cat o'nine tails
after an attempted rapist and
burglar was sentenced to eight
lashes.
They also condemned the
attorney general for supporting
the judge's decision in the case.
On October 6, Altilus New-
bold was found guilty on
charges of burglary, causing
harmn and the attempted rape
of an 83-year-old Cat Island
woman.
Justice Jon Isaacs included
eight strokes of the rod in New-
bold's sentence, to be adminis-
tered upon initial entry and final
exit from prison.
In 'a statement of staunch
opposition to the decision, the
Grand Bahama Human Rights
Association has called upon the
government to repeal the pun-
ishment, stating yesterday that if
authorities continued to con-
done the controversial act, they
risked promoting a host of
unsavoury consequences within


Bahamian society -
among these, increased
violence and a "sub-
servient colonial slave
mentality."
Additionally, the gov-
ernment risks placing
itself out of line with the .
morality of the rest of
"modern humanity"
claim the group.
"It is unquestionably .
inhuman and degrading.
It is unconstitutional
and internationally
recognized as being bar-
baric. It has been con-
demned worldwide and
our association joins
with modern humanity
in calling for its aboli-
tion," the statement
said.
While the association M FR
- headed by lawyer
Fred Smith empha-
sised that it does not condone
criminal violence, it added that
"state imposed violence" is
equally reprehensible.'
"The cat o' nine tails is a
vicious, obscene and sordid
invention by white slave mas-


ED Smith


ters, and abusive military and
naval authorities," said the
statement, adding that, as a
"predominantly black nation we
should be doing everything pos-
sible to break from the psycho-
logical links chaining (Bahami-


ans) to submissive
bondage."
Not only does the
punishment inflict
physical scars -
"tear(ing) and
shred(ding) the flesh
from the back of fel-
low human beings" -
but.also long term
psychological scars,
the association
claimed.
S One man who
agrees with this con-,
tention, Leavon
Williamson, is men-
tioned in the state-
ment.
Mr Williamson is
.seeking damages
after his conviction
for raping a woman
in front of her chil-
dren was overturned
but only after he
received a flogging which he
claims left him physically and
emotionally injured.
The association's statement
has called on the Constitu-
tional Commission and the
counsel for Mr Newbold to
respond to. his October 6 sen-
tencing.
The group asked that the
commission seek the expan-
sioi ot Article 17 of the Con-
stitution to prohibit the "cat"
and' that Newbold's counsel
challenge his sentence on
constitutional grounds" -
including the fact that not all
constitutional arguments had
been submitted to the courts
before use of the instrument
was recently upheld.


However, Judge Jon Isaacs'
decision received some, inter-
national support.
Last week, an article was
published in the Daily Mail, a
conservative London newspa-
per, in which a host of readers
expressed their enthusiastic
approval of the'Bahamian
judge's ruling on Newbold,
claiming that they only wished
English courts would follow
his example.
The British readers repre-
sented were particularly
impressed with Paul Thomp-
son, the former assistant com-
missioner of the Bahamian
police, who was quoted as say-
ing that in his experience, the
cat is the "ultimate deterrent"
for former or would-be crimi-
nals.
In yesterday's statement, the
association deliberately sought
to deny the truth of this com-
monly-used deterrent argu-
ment. ,
The association's statement
reignites a debate which has a
lively history in the Bahamas,
evident ih the numerous
reviews of the legality of this
type of punishment through-
out the years.
While in 1984 the cat was
removed from the statute
books,it was reinstated in 1991
.following a dramatic increase
in sexual crime against
women.
Most recently, the Privy
Council deemed in October
2002 that while flogging was
indeed "inhuman and degrad-
ing" it was not unconstitution-
al.


OF ICIAL court reporters
are cl ing that Prime Minister
Perry Christie ha; tailed to live
uip to a scenes of promises made
17 months ago.
They have issued a statement
expressing "grave concern"
o'er what they call an injustice.
The Bahamas Court
Reporters Association alleges
that Mr Christie made -a six-
point pledge in May last year,
but that nothing has been done
to date.
As a result, because of under-
manning, the Bahamas judicial
system -"will be in e'en more
chaos than e'er." the associa-
lion warned.
At last year's meeting, the
prime minister is said to have
promised that all court
reporters would be placed
under the government elimi-
natingconsultancy vinolement
- with salary increases across
the board.
A career path would be put in
place for all court reporters with
a scarcity allowance based on
qualifications and an additional
complement totalling 50
reporters. However, less than
half that number are currently
employed, it added.
"All of these recommenda-
tions were presented and
approved by the Cabinet, but
up to today's date nothing has
taken effect and no monies have
been paid to us," the statement
added.
"This unit is functioning on
a skeleton staff being required
to cover all of the Magistrates
and Supreme Courts in the
Bahamas and Family Islands.
"It has been recommended
that it will take 50 court
reporters to cover all of these
areas, but yet at this point we
have less than half of that num-
ber. The court reporters who
are here now are burnt out from
having to work long hours in:
court and in somine cases every
day in court without breaks and
having to produce overnight
transcripts in many instances.
"This means that after work-
ing at that rate for long periods


5 Scoti bank





VACANCY






Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. is seeking the services of a Financial ',
Comptroller.

The Comptroller, Finance Department is responsible for coordinating
the development of annual profit plans and variance reports; the timely
preparation of accurate and comprehensive financial analysis and evaluation
of Scotiabank's performance for reporting and decision making purposes:
conducting the annual review of Scotiabank's Schedule of Rates; review
and completion of special pricing requests; monitoring/controlling expense
and revenue management; maintaining the Bank's Fixed Asset System;
directing the timely and accurate preparation of internal and external
financial reporting.

In order to perform this function the following competencies are required:

In depth accounting and financial analysis skills gained through
formal training in Finance,(CPA designation or M.B.A.) and'
relevant experience of at least 3 5 years;.
Thorough understanding of the business conducted by financial
institutions;
Solid understanding of local economic and competitive trends:
Solid understanding of banking and branch operations related
accounting procedures and regulatory requirements;
Proven organizational skills to prioritize tasks and elicit a high
*' level of productivity from Bank staff to meet objectives, often
within tight deadlines:
Strong interpersonal skills, professional judgement and tact in
dealing with contacts inside and outside the financial areas of the
Bank;
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with senior
field management, Managing Director's Office personnel and
management personnel within International Banking and other
Executive Office Departments;
Working knowledge of personal computers and spreadsheet
programs is a must in order to conduct analysis and to understand
potential applications to work performed by the unit.

:Interested persons should submit applications in writing marked Private
and Confidential to:
Senior Manager, Finance &Treasury
P.O. Box N-7518
Nassau, Bahamas
Applications should be received no later than Monday, November 06,
2006.


o In brief


Man in

custody

after police

operation

POLICE activities under
Operation Quiet Storm over the
weekend were a success as offi-
cers apprehended a man in con-
nection with the suspected pos-
session of an illegal firearm.
It was reported that a man,
whose name was not released,
ran when he spotted police in
the area of Arawak Cay on
Sunday.
The suspect was apprehended
and no one was harmed during
the arrest.
Police said they recovered a
.40 handgun containing eight
live rounds of ammunition.
A 27-year-old man is helping
police with their inquiries into
the matter.


Petrochemical
plants to
be launched
in Trinidad

* TRINIDAD
Port-of-Spain
MORE than a century after
digging its first oil well, Trinidad
and Tobago has built one of the
Caribbean's fastest-growing
economies around petroleum-
based exports, according to
Associated Press.
Riding the latest boom in
world energy prices, the twin-
island nation off Venezuela's
coast is launching several petro-
chemical plants an initiative
the government says will help
it weather downturns like the
oil bust of the 1980s, when an
economic crisis drove thousands
to emigrate-to North America
and Britaink.
But as more offshore gas and
oil drilling platforms crowd
Trinidad's coastline, some are
calling for more attention to
long-neglected sectors like agri-
culture.
- The main opposition party
says the new factories, which
convert natural gas into chemi-
cals like ammonia; the country's dependence on a
finite supply of fossil fuels and
its vulnerability to price swings.
A multibillion-dollar devel-
opment plan will add seven new
petrochemical plants to the 25
already churning out chemicals
for paint, plastics, fertilizer, and
food additives. It also calls for
an expanded natural gas plant
to boost production in Trinidad,
which has become the leading
supplier of liquid natural gas to
the United States.

Tourism and
construction
boost hopes
for Dominica

* DOMINICA
Roseau
THE once-plummeting econ-
omy in this tiny Caribbean
nation has shown steady growth
this year, with increases record-
ed in the key tourism and con-
struction sectors, officials said
Monday, according to Associat-
ed Press.
Dominica, a lush island of
mountains and waterfalls that
remains one of the poorest in
the Caribbean, attracted 250,230
tourists over. the first six months
of the year an increase of
roughly 50,000 from the same
period last year, according to a
report by the Ministry of Trade.
The boost was attributed to a
rise in the number of visits from
cruise ships.
The construction sector
showed a 24 percent increase
from last year due largely to a
building boom of new homes in
the former French and British
colony of 70,000 people.
But the economic report indi-
cated that manufacturing and
agriculture were declining amid
a drop in domestic demand for
products ranging from soda to
soap. Total agricultural exports
also fell 3.3 per cent over the


first six months of the year.
Dominica, which depends pri-
marily on tourism and banana
exports, accepted an economic
austerity program designed by
the International Monetary
Fund in 2003 to reduce its
deficit and reverse a recession.

TROPICA

EXERIATR
FO PETPOLM


Court reporters


complain PM has


not kept promises


of their personal time to pro-
duce transcripts, they are
tired but must continue to
cover the courts even though
they need time out to pro-
duce the work.,
"The media has had a field
day with the. fact that tran-
scripts are not ready in cases,
but they do not know the
facts."
The association said seven
court reporters had left the
unit because of managemen-
t's lack of interest in them
and their plight.
"Before long they will have
to resort to bringing in for-
eign court reporters or going
back to the tedious task of
writing because they will
have no-one to do it for them
and the judicial system will
be in even more of a chaos
than ever." .I.
The reporters say they
were promised salary increas-
Ses, scarcity allowances,
improved working condi-
tions, proper training, a
career path and other incen-
tives.
"But, as of today, none of
these promises have been ful-
filled, and we are left with a
unit of disgruntled, agitated,
overworked, frustrated and
fed-up court reporters."
The association also claims
some contracts have not been
renewed since December,
2005. "They have been
promised since December of
last year that their contracts
would be renewed. Yes,
another of their empty
promises," said the state-
ment.
"The contracted reporters
were supposed to be hired
by the government; in
essence, we will have all
court reporters under the
government judicial system.
We would like to know what
the president of the Bar
Association has to say about
this considering the fact that
we are supposed to be an
independent and impartial
body."
Concluding, the statement
said: "We are tired of all the
broken promises and empty
words to pacify us. We have
been very patient with the
government of today but it
is time for them to take up
the plate and show us real
action.
"If these matters are not
addressed, there is no telling
what repercussions this
would have on our judicial
system or the minister's 'swift
justice initiative'."


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2006








WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2006, PAGE 3


THE TRIBUNE


LOCALNW


o In brief

Police officer
and pregnant
woman in
accident
A FEMALE police officer
and an eight-month pregnant
woman were involved in a traf-
fic accident in Grand Bahama
yesterday.
Both drivers were taken to
the Rand Memorial Hospital
for medical evaluation following
the incident, though it was
reported that neither sustained
any visible injuries.
According to police reports,
the incident occurred at around
12.55pm at the intersection of
East mall Drive and Poinciana
Drive, as the officer, corporal
Raquel Napier, 36, from the
Eastern division, travelled
South while pregnant Darlene
Dean, 18, of Tivoli Gardens,
travelled east.
Traffic police are investigat-
ing the accident.

CARICOM

officials

to travel

to Haiti

GUYANA
Georgetown
A CARIBBEAN Communi-
ty delegation including prime
ministers from several countries
will visit Haiti this week to
review the impoverished
nation's progress since holding
general elections in February,
the secretariat of the 15-nation
trade bloc said Monday, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
'* Haiti, which was readmitted
by Caricom in July, had been
suspended from the organiza-
tion since armed rebels forced
elected President Jean Bernard
Aristide from office in February
2004.
The visit Wednesday led by
Caricom chairman and St. Kitts
Prime Minister Denzil Douglas
will "demonstrate the commu-
nity's support to the govern-
ment anc- people of Haiti fol-
lowing that country's re-admit-
tance to the community," the
trade bloc said in a statement.
In talks with President Rene
Preval and Cabinet ministers,
the delegation planned to dis-
cuss Caricom's role in develop-
ment efforts to stabilize Haiti.
Other officials participating
in the one-day visit include
Carircom Secretary-General
Edw;., Carrington, Dominica's
Minister Roosevelt Sker-
rti, arid St. Lucia's Prime Min-
ister Kenny Anthony.
Haiti, with a population of 8
million people, is Caricom's
most populous member state.


Policeman to sue



officers he claims



attacked him




outside station


A POLICE corporal is to
take civil action against three
fellow officers who, he claims,
beat him up while he was wait-
ing outside a police station to
go on duty.,
He is also likely to pursue a
private criminal prosecution.
Dwayne Bethel of Gum
Tree Street in Pinewood Gar-
dens has placed the matter in
the hands of attorneys Milton
Cox and Wayne Munroe.
Mr Cox has already taken a
full statement from the officer,
whose head was gashed open
during an alleged fracas out-
side Carmichael Road police
station.
Corporal Bethel has alleged


that three offices from apoth-.
er unit dragged him from his
van and gun-butted him. He
needed 30 stitches in a scalp
wound.
A family member said yes-
terday: "He is still off-duty and
still suffering extreme pain as a
result of the incident.'
"We went to church on Sun-
day and he could not stand
properly. He said the church
was spinning round. It is obvi-
ous he suffered a serious blow
to the head."
Corporal Bethel is the elder
brother of Deron Bethel, who
was shot dead outside his
home six months ago. A police
officer has been charged with


his murder.
When Corporal Bethel was
attacked two weeks ago, he
was in a van bearing his broth-
er's image on both sides. How-
ever, police have discounted
any connection between the
two incidents.
Yesterday, the relative said:
"Dwayne has been advised to
go all the way with this mat-
ter. Doctors have described his
injuries as serious, which trans-
lates as grievous bodily. harm.
"He is alleging that all three
officers were an integral part of----
the beating."
One officer has already been
arrested and charged in con- U CORPORAL Dwayne Bethel displays the head wound which
nection with the incident. needed 30 stitches


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The Bahamas

Humane Society


on


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28th November, 2006


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Within a five-hour flight of
the city-state. The govern-
ment will announce the
winner this year.
Acting chief executive
Paul O'Neil also met gov-
ernment officials at the
presentation. Others
include representatives of
investors in Kerzner,
including Thomas Barrack,
the chairman of Colony
Capital, a US real estate
investment firm, and
Jonathan Langer, a man-
aging director of Goldman
Sachs Group, Wall Street's
most profitable firm.
The project was
designed by Frank 0
Gehry, the architect of the
Guggenheim Museum in
Bilboa, Spain. Genting,
which is proposing a $5.2
billion bid, said it planned
to invest $200 million
annually for the next 30
years to keep the resort look-
ing "fresh" and "appealing".
Eighth Wonder-, which
pledged to invest $3.5 billion
on the project, has roped in
Banyan Tree Holdings, which
manages luxury resorts and
spas from the Seychelles to
Phuket, to strengthen its bid.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide would manage four
other hotels, including one
under its W, Hotel brand, the
company has said.
Eighth Wonder and Isle of
Capri Casinos are jointly bid-
ding with Melco PBL Enter-
tainment, reported Bloomberg.


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KERZNER Interna-
tional said yesterday it is
pressing ahead with its
planned bid to spend
$5.28 billion on Singa-
pore's second casino,
resort project, despite the
death of its chief execu-
tive last week. It will be
called Atlantis Sentosa
after its Bahamas resort.
Howard "Butch"
Kerzner, 42, the son of
the company's chairman,
Sol, died last Wednesday
in a helicopter accident
in the Dominican Repub-
lic.
According to
Bloomberg News, the
company, which was
partnering Singapore
developer CapitaLand,
expected the proposed
resort to draw 10 million M B
visitors in its first year of
operation and predicted'
the number would increase 30
per cent in five years, said
Tobih Prior, the head of
Kerzner's international oper-
ation.
Atlantis Sentosa would aim
to create a unique family expe-
rience, "whether this is your
first or tenth visit," said chair-
man Sol Kerzner in a joint
statement with CapitaLand
yesterday. The project would
include the latest technology
for family entertainment rides
and an aquarium experience,
it said.
The partners are competing
to build and run Singapore's


UTCH Kerzner


second casino resort on Sen-
tosa island, the last such licence
the city-state's government will
issue for at least a decade. Sin-
gapore lifted a ban on casinos
last year and aims to double
overseas visitor arrivals to 17
million and triple tourism
spending to $30 billion by 2015.
The chairman led a team in
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What started the Cabinet Room fight?


A CNN report on Monday caught our atten-
tion. The dispatch from Jerusalem reported
that Israeli police had recommended that their
country's president be charged with rape.
The CNN report said that the police had
issued a report announcing that the authorities
had asked Attorney General Menahem Mazuz
to charge Israeli President Moshe Katsav with
rape of two women, and indecent assault and
sexual harassment of several others.
President Katsav, who claims he is being
blackmailed, has denied the charges.,
According to an Associated Press report by
Mark Lavie, "the legal troubles of President
Mosje Katsav are a sign of the changing times
in Israel, where accusations of sexual wrong-
doing by the nation's leaders were once
shrugged off or ignored altogether."
It was not so much the charge against the
president that caught our eye or the changing
times in Israel's society, but the manner it
which the distasteful charges were being han-
dled by the authorities. However, even more
important was the way the accused had decid-
ed to conduct himself so unlike what hap-
pens in the Bahamas. And it is because it is so
contrary to the way in which some Bahamian
politicians handle their transgressions, with
their colleagues closing ranks behind them,
that the presidential scandal is being men-
tioned in this column.
One 01of the duties of the Isrdai president,
whose post is largely ceremonial, is to pre-
side at the opening of parliament the Knes-
set.
Not only was Katsav abandoned by his
colleagues, despite his denials, but some law-
makers threatened to boycott the opening of
the winter session of the Knesset if he dared
show his face.
Katsav himself knew the right course to
take, salvaging whatever crumbs of dignity
might be left to him. According to his brother,
the president had decided to stay at home to
"protect the dignity of the Knesset."
According to the Associated Press, the
Army Radio reported Lior Katsav 'as saying
that "there are apparently some members of
Knesset who want to hover like vultures over
carcasses and create provocations and to harm
the image of the Knesset and symbols of pow-
er in Israel. The president will not be part of
this charade."
According to the reports, whether the accu-
sations against the president are true or false,
his political career is at an end.
In December 2004, rape allegations were


made against one of our own Cabinet minis-
ters for an incident that is alleged to have tak-
en place at a woman's home on December 4
that year.
For a month this news was public property
until finally the woman decided to drop all
charges. However, during that month instead
of fading into the background until the storm
clouds had passed, the minister continued his
public life as though nothing had happened.
Apparently there was no thought of protecting
the dignity of parliament or the "symbols of
power."
This has not been the .only instance of a
parliamentarian defying public opinion. There
have been many others, where official eyes
have been closed and ears stopped up to some
very serious accusations. Life just continues
merrily along, no one giving a thought to how
the dignity of public institutions are being
destroyed.
Yesterday, exactly one month and one day
after the cabinet brawl that provoked such
public anger, Prime Minister Christie decided
to announce that he had accepted the resig-
nation of the two offending parliamentari-
ans- not from their seats in parliament, but
from their political appointments, one as chair-
man of the Gaming Board, the other as
Ambassador to the Environment. They lost
their dignity when, like the hot heads in the
hiighways and byways of this country, they
decided to settle their differences with their
fists.
During the press conference called by the
Prime Minister yesterday to make the
announcement, a Tribune reporter asked:
"Prime Minister, are you in a position to
explain the issue that led to this conflict? Don't
you think the Bahamian people have a right to
know?"
Mr Christie side-stepped the issue. He did
not answer the question, although he admitted
that the people had a right to ask it. He then
explained that the cabinet room was used for
many different kinds of meetings, including
parliamentary meetings, but he didn't want
to get into the tit-for-tat as to who had started
the argument. This was not the question asked.
But the Prime Minister decided to slip through
with this answer.
However, Bahamians should not allow the
answer to The Tribune's question to be swept
under the carpet. If what we have heard of the
background to this fight and the personalities
involved, the answer to the question is far
more interesting than the fight itself.


Why this





government





has to go


EDITOR, The Tribune
Seems some hugely self-inter- w
ested persons have been scrap-
ping t9 find 10 reasons to keep
the FNM from returning to lead-
ership of the Government. his attention is elsewhere
I want to list only my first 10 and the bankruptcy/lega
reasons for why the present gov- lems and the Korean Boa
ernment has got to be removed dal (which, it is allege
from office: involved Peet and Gra'
1. The Prime Minister is not in of course, Kenyatta Gibs
control of his Cabinet or the Keod Smith and the (
Government backbench or Office brawl.
indeed of the government Wis- 2. The PLP Govern
dom and the Junkanoo bleacher riddled with conflict of
fiasco; Mitchell and the Visa and what appears to be
scandal, the secret Cuba vote at tion- at immigration (w
the UN and the inability to mits and residency sta
deliver on public sector reform; housing, at National Ins
Roberts and the delayed road at BAIC, at Foreign
corridor and hurricane defences (visas) and at public w
programmes; Miller and the name only the most obv
attacks on foreign investors, the 3. The PLP Governi
petroleum association of the indiscriminately sell
Bahamas and repeated embar- Bahamian land, includir
rassing episodes with the EU ronmentally sensitive lan
and continued private work; eign investors for priva
Sears and the disintegration of dential development tal
the Department of Education; cost of land far beyond tI
Maynard-Gibson and the hiring of most Bahamians.
and firing of the Registrar Gen- 4. The PLP Governm
eral and an appearance of con- by design, neglected t
flict of interest as typified by the ernment-operated school
AES approval announcements; for four and a half years
Peet and the work permit scan- they may in this electi
dal making all work permits begin wide scale educat:
issued in 2003/04 suspect; Bethel jects to try and dupe Ba
and the shortages of inoculations parents into believing ti
for infants and other medica- care.'I
tions required in the public 5. The PLP Governn
health system; Hanna-Martin neglected the expansi
and the non-implementation of upgrade of the public hea
the seat-belt laW, and the con- system; markedly not
fused publication of the incor- new community health c
rect new jitney routes; Gray and been built since 2002.
the paralysis at Agriculture as 6. The PLP Govern


A question of
* .' y nj I -:** *' : ' 1 '


EDITOR, The Tribune
THIS past week we have seen
unfortunately two incidents
totally unbecoming of those who'
represent us and who aspire to.
The Gibson-Smith incident
obviously has been twisted and
politically spun however as two
elected MPs both placed them-
selves in a position if the sto-
ry that I have heard is true -
where the police could fairly
charge them for breaching the
peace and causing damage to
public property.
Further we saw aspiring politi-
cian Cassius Stuart rushing over to
Freeport to lay his support to what
appears to have been an illegal
protest and strike of the workers
of Freeport Power. A union can
take a strike vote but that vote is
required to be registered with the
Labour Board and after the usual


cooling off period only th
ly can the employees stri
Rationally the PLP cai
committee should deal v,
Gibson and Smith irre:
of whether the Commiss
Police decides to lay chi
these two persons. Boti
lot of political talents
seems in the heat of then
stupidly acted like two
brawling fellas. Yes th
be seen to be discipline
they are not then the yo
gramme and policy
Christie Government is
shambles and hypocritic
As to Mr Cassius Stt
would have hoped that hc
know the law of the lan
Sadly this week close
these two incidents still
lips and scrawled over tI
lines of our newspapers
the airwaves and we wo


; Stubbs
al prob-
at Scan-
d, also
y); and,
son and
Cabinet
ment is
interest
corrup-
ork per-
tus), at
urance,
Affairs
orks to
ious.
inent is
ing off
ing envi-
d to for-
ite resi-
king the
Ie reach
lent has
he gov-
1 system
s so that
on year
ion pro-
ahamian
hat they
lent has
on and
alth care
a single
linic has
ment is


paralyzed and unable to develop
and implement a programme to
control spiraling crime, most
particularly in New Providence
but increasingly spreading to
other islands.
7. The PLP Government's
policies have failed to create new
and increased jobs for unem-
ployed Bahamians unemploy-
ment has remained stubbornly
above 10 per cent, up from less
than 8 per cent in 2002 and fol-
lowing 9/11.
8. The PLP Government has
lost control of the borders of the
country permitting illegal
migrants to travel unhindered
through the islands and into Nas-
sau and further, granting work
permits as favours to investors
for posts which can be filled by
suitable and qualified Bahami-
ans.
9. The PLP Government seeks
to censor the free press in The
Bahamas, withholding work per-
mits for foreign journalists and
intimidating Bahamian journal-
ists who dare ask the heard ques-
tions.
10. The PLP Government
does not account to the people
for its administration of the peo-
ple's business. They keep secrets
from the Bahamian people the
details of agreements reached
with foreign investors and also
on their decisions concerning the
foreign relations of the country
very particularly with its closest
neighbour and largest trading
partner.
ENOUGH FOR NOW
Nassau
October 13, 2006


discipline

en-legal- Minister Ne ille Wisdom
ke. announced that a Youth Min-
adidates istry survey indicated that 55 per
ith both cent of all youth do not attend a
spective church of their choice. We won-
ioner of der just why we have these chal-
arges on lenges and heartbreaks. It is
h have a being shouted and written in the
s and it skies over this land but "'e can't
moment see or read.
o street Is this all because foreign
ey must teachers, especially those who
d and if were religious, the Bened' ne
uth pro- Monks for example, art. o
of this longer amongst us? I have a
s a total picion there is a connection s3
cal. our young people do not feel
tart one threatened with any discipline
ie would that a Bahamian teacher can
d. cause and just laugh when they
es with try to discipline.
I on the
he head- MARCIA SMITH
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o In brief

Police hunt

for stolen

boat worth

$50,000

GRAND Bahama police are
seeking the public's help in find-
ing a stolen boat valued at
$50,000.
The owner of the vessel, Mr
Jamie Vargas, reported the
missing Seasport vessel, which
has Twin 115 horsepower out-
board engines, to Port Lucaya
police yesterday.
He estimated that the grey,
23-foot boat had been taken
from the dock at the rear of his
Bell Channel condominium
home sometime between 9am
on Friday October 13 and 10am
on Monday October 16.
Police are asking that anyone
with any information regarding
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Haiti 'must

repair its

justice

system'
* HAITI
Port-au-Prince
HAITI'S new government
must take action to repair its jus-
tice system, the top UN human
rights official said Tuesday, say-
ing thousands of prisoners are
being held without charge in
"almost non-human conditions",
according to Associated Press
Wrapping up a three-day visit
to the impoverished Caribbean
nation, UN high commissioner
for human rights Louise Arbour
deplored what she called "unac-
ceptable" living conditions with-
in Haiti's squalid, massively
overcrowded prisons and jails.
Only 10 percent of Haiti's
some.4,000 prisoners have been
convicted, U.N. officials say,
and the impoverished country's
largest prison, the national pen-
itentiary, has grown so over-
crowded that it can no longer
admit inmates.


Reported cases of child abuse



'just the tip of the iceberg'


* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
FOR the past six years there
were between 100 and 120
reported cases of child sexual
abuse and incest per year but
this figure is nowhere near the
actual number of cases, it was
revealed yesterday.
And although just the tip of
the iceberg, the number of
reported offences is in fact three
to four times higher than in 1990.
Moreover, less than five per
cent of the sexual offenders are
facing charges for their crimes
because the burden of proof is
tremendous.
These troubling revelations
came from Director of Social
Services Sandra Dean Patter-


son during a press conference
yesterday.
Mrs Patterson announced
that the Child Protection
Council will be holding a Can-
dle Light 'Prayer Vigil' on Sun-
day from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
which is open to everyone.
This special event has been
organised in an effort to show
"the children of our nation that
we are committed to making
these islands safe for them, and
to say to perpetrators or poten-
tial perpetrators that we are
opposed to this kind of behav-
iour and that we will do all that
we can to ensure that they are
accountable for whatever
wrong they do."
.One of reasons the report


cases are so low is because in
many cases, children simply
don't tell, Mrs Patterson said.
"And the thing is, once you go
to court, it then becomes a
whole spectacle. Our system is
not sensitive to children."

Stigma

Mrs Patterson also attributed
the low number of reported
cases to, "societal blindness".
For years both intimate
partner violence and child sex-
ual abuse have been what I
would call 'societal blindness'.
We just didn't see, refused to
see, or refused to allow our-
selves to believe that these


things were happening in our
homes. We just don't want to
think that people would delib-
erately hurt a child," she said.
"What we know about child
sexual abuse, for example, the
majority of perpetrators are
known to the children or are
either relatives or persons in
positions of trust with children.
And really it's that position of
trust that provides the tool for
perpetuator to intervene and
hurt children."
She explained that it is'
important to teach children
about sexual abuse in the same
Sway they are taught about safe-
ty issues, so that they can be
protected.
"We have to educate our


Programme for youth launched


THE National Youth Service
Restorative Programme was
officially launched yesterday at
a ceremony at the British Colo-
nial Hilton.
The programme, officials
said, is geared toward helping
troubled Bahamian youths
become decent citizens through
rehabilitation.
Jeff Lloyd, head of the
Youth Empowerment and
Skills Institute, which is spear-
heading the initiative, spoke
with The Tribune yesterday.
He explained that the pro-
gramme targets youths between
the ages of 12 and 19 and has
been organised around two age
groups: 12 to 15, and 16 to 19.
He said the junior group will
spend nine months with pro-
gramme leaders at a camp in
North Andros, while the senior
group will be there for a stint of
six months. They leave for
Morgan's Bluff by boat from
Potter's Cay on Saturday. *
According to Mr Lloyd, the
programme's aims include
"character enhancement and
leadership development". He
said participants will learn


trades such as carpentry, con-
struction, plumbing and boat
handling.
He explained that it empha-
sises discipline, demeanor and
academics and targets young
persons who without interven-
tion, would end up "unstable,
incarcerated; dead or in some
other way a nuisance to soci-
ety".
Minister of Youth, Sports
and Housing Neville Wisdom
explained that after the camps,
the programme will continue.
"It is our intention to secure
male mentors and coaches as
well as tracking officers to con-
tinue to monitor the graduates
upon their completion of the
programme," he said.
He added that the greatest
challenge is perhaps not get-
ting troubled youths to partici-
pate in the programme, but
sustaining the results over a
,period of time upon their
return to a sometimes hostile
environment.
He noted that it is this envi-
ronment that in many cases,
caused challenges in the first
place. ,


* NEVILLE Wisdom


"We plan to provide the
young men with the tools and
support they need to maintain
their success and transforma-
tion," the minister said.
He also said that the parents


will be involved in the rehabil-
itation, as the Department of
Rehabilitative Welfare will also
provide classes for the parents
to enhance their parenting
skills.


children as to their bodily safe-
ty so that they know the parts
of their bodies that private
parts aren't to be touched and
they know that if someone is
touching them or asking them
to come and keep a secret that
they need to come and tell
someone.
"So this candlelight vigil is to
bring all of us together to make
a public statement as to what is
not acceptable and to ensure
that the silence and the apparent
lethargy about what is happen-
ing to our children is stopped."











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* UNITED NATIONS
GUATEMALA failed
repeatedly Tuesday to muster
the necessary votes to beat out
Venezuela for a Latin Ameri-
can seat on the UN Security
Council, prompting diplomats
to demand a compromise can-
didate be put forward, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
In the 16th round of voting
in the 192-member General
Assembly, Guatemala had
gained 108 votes to Venezue-
la's 76, results that differed little
from' previous rounds. That was
short of the necessary 123 for a
two-thirds majority to win a
two-year stint on the UN's most
powerful body.
That result led diplomats to
call for an alternative choice a
step that would require the
United Nations' Latin Ameri-
can and Caribbean group of
nations to agree on a new can-
didate. Guatemala and
Venezuela would also have to
give up their campaigns.
"It's obvious that the Gener-
al Assembly is sharply divided
and we are facing a deadlock in
this election," said the Arab
League's UN representative
Yahya Mahmassani. "We look
forward to the group of Latin
American and Caribbean states
to .find a solution to this
impasse, with the acquiescence
and acceptance of the two can-
didates."
Yet neither Venezuela nor
Guatemala appeared willing to
drop out of the election.
: Venezuela's UN Ambassador
Francisco Arias Cardenas com-
plained that the United States
pressed countries worldwide to
prevent.Venezuela from win-
ning a seat on;the 15-nation
council,
"We are fighting against the
first power of the world, the
owners of the universe," Arias
Cardenas said. We're happy,
we're strong and we will con-
tinue."
Venezuelan diplomat Roy
Chaderton, who played a key
role in his country's campaign
for the seat, said the results
were only a minor setback in
the long struggle against US
efforts to dominate interna-
tiond affairs.
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for another battle within the
international community,"
Chaderton told Venezuelan
state television Sunday, accusing
the United States of "using all
its power" to undermine
Venezuela's chances.
"There were a lot of tele-
phone calls made from Wash-
ington... to coerce and scare
countries that had decided to
vote for Venezuela," Chader-
ton said.
The results were seen as a set-
back for Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez, who had lobbied
hard in capitals around the
world, offering millions of
petrodollars in aid.
Diplomats said his bombas-
tic speech to the General
Assembly in September, when
Chavez railed against the Unit-
ed States and called President
George W. Bush "the devil,"
may have hurt Venezuela's
chances. Even US politicians
who had reached out to Chavez
criticised the speech.
The vote, however,, also
reflected the ambivalence
toward Guatemala, Washing-
ton's preferred candidate. Even
Guatemalan Foreign Minister.
Gert Rosenthal had earlier


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expressed discomfort about the
highly public US campaign
against Venezuela and in sup-
port of Guatemala.
After Monday's balloting,
Rosenthal said his nation was
an "independent voice" that
would vote according to its own
policies.
The record number of ballots
for a Security Council seat
occurred in 1979, when the
General Assembly held 154
unsuccessful votes to choose
between Cuba and Colombia.
Mexico was then put forward
and won in the 155th round.
Possible other candidates
include Uruguay, Costa Rica,
Mexico and the Dominican
Republic.
Venezuela has served four
times on the Security Council.
Guatemala has never had a seat
but is a leading contributor of
troops to UN peacekeeping
missions.
The 10 non-permanent seats
on the council are filled by the
regional groups for two-year
stretches. The other five are
occupied by the veto-wielding
permanent members: Britain,
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charges

A 35-YEAR-OLD Freeport
man was arraigned in court yes-
terday on charges of possessing
an unlicensed firearm and
ammunition.
Ashley Allen Grant of Cabot
Drive pleaded guilty to the
charges and was sentenced to
pay a fine of $6000 or spend two
years in prison on each count
by Magistrate Subu LaSalle.
Mr Grant was arrested on
Wednesday October 11 after
officers from the Grand
Bahama Drug Enforcement
Unit executed a search warrant
on his home, seizing a black and
silver 9mm semi-automatic
Smith and Wesson pistol.
Also discovered were 19
9mm bullets and three packets
of what was suspected by police
at the time to be cocaine.
Ultimately, however, a foren-
sic test concluded that the sub-
stance proved negative for
cocaine and no drug charges
were brought against Grant.


Human rights
award for
Cuban 'Ladies
in White'

CUBA
Havana

CUBA'S "Ladies in White"
were being awarded a human
rights prize in New York on
Monday, but the group of wives
Sof political prisoners had to cel-
ebrate in Havana after they
were unable to obtain perrhis-
sion to travel to the United
States, according to Associated
Press.
Human Rights First, a New
York-based rights advocacy
group, chose the "Ladies in
White" to be recognized in its
first annu.il .psvji ceremony
Monday nigt. "
"It's a great honor," said Lau-
ra Pollan, wife of jailed activist
Hector Maseda, who is serving
a 20-year sentence.
The rights group invited the
prisoners' wives to attend there
ceremony, but they were unable
to obtain permission from the
Cuban government to leave the
country.
Dressed all in white, the
women march down a major
Havana thoroughfare every
Sunday after Mass at a Roman
Catholic church in a silent
demand for the release of their
husbands.
Many of their husbands were
jailed in early 2003, when the
Cuban government rounded up
75 activists and sentenced them
to long prison sentences ohn
charges of being U.S. merce-
naries. Both the activists and
Washington deny the charges.
Human Rights First is also
recognizing the late Indonesian
human rights lawyer Munir Said
Thalib, who was poisoned on a
flight from Jakarta to Amster-
dam two years ago, and his wife,
Suciwati Thalib.


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raise for pageant


ORGANISERS have praised
the Ministry of Tourism for
making the Miss Intercontinen-
tal 2006 pageant a success.
In a press conference yester-
day, foreign delegates said that
they believed the Bahamian
tourism industry would benefit
tremendously after it became
the first country in the
Caribbean to host a Miss Inter-
continental pageant.
Detlef Tursies, director of the
European office of the World
Beauty Organisation, said:
"Mongolia, Thailand. Seychelles,
Martinique, Tanzania just to
name a few have already asked
us for the telecast and for the
Bahamas it was a great experi-
ence especially for the tourism,
as it is lthe main purpose why we
do the pageant."
He said that the Bahamas was
the ideal location for the


pageant as it successfully catered
to all of the contestants' tastes.
"Every girl was happy with
the stay down here and this is
something that is unique," said
Mr Tursies. "We have spent the
last two yeais in China and some
of the delegates had problems
with the food because it was
very different from the Euro-
pean style but here everything
was excellent," he said.
Janet Johnson, director of
events, strategy and special
products for the Ministry of
Tourism, said that the Bahamas'
"strategic location" in the world
along with its beautiful beaches
and "wonderful back-drops for
photograph opportunities" had
contributed to the success of the
event.
Though Miss Bahamas,
Samantha Carter, did not win
the contest, she was still cheer-


ful
She managed to advance to
the semi-finals: a rare feat in the
history of Bahamian pageant
contestants
"Even though 1 did not win
the pageant it feels like I am a
winner, and everyone showed
me that I am a winner in the
Bahamas because it is not that
often that we make a mark in
the pageant arena or area."
"It was wonderful being able
to represent my country in such
a prestigious contest. From the
moment I heard my name called
as one of the 12 semi-finalists, 1
was stuck for a few seconds not
knowing what to do, but to
know that the Bahamian public
was supporting me it was just
awesome," she said.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2006, PAGE 9


THE CHlIBUNEt


An energy policy for the future


A PART from the fact
that we are spending
more money to sit in traffic
these days, most of us have no
idea how the world's rising ener-
gy demand will affect our lives.
We are "energy illiterate".
But that may soon change.
Energy & Environment Minis-
ter Dr Marcus Bethel expects
to finalise the nation's first ener-
gy policy within weeks. And he
says it will contain some "hard-
hitting recommendations" to
adapt our profligate lifestyles.
To understand just where
things are, the last time the
world was as concerned about
energy as it is today was in 1973
when the Arab embargo
raised oil prices by 251 per cent
and forced some big economic
changes. Due to greater effi-
ciency, Americans use 57 per
cent less oil and gas per dollar of
output today than they did in
1973, experts say.
But demand has only contin-
ued to grow, and within 20 years
the world will use more than
twice as much energy as it does
today. That means oil demand
will jump from the current 84.6
million barrels a day to 140 mil-
lion, use of natural gas will climb
by 120 per cent, and coal use by
nearly 60 per cent.
There are three main factors
driving the future of our energy
economy: supply, cost and pol-
lution. First, no-one is quite sure
where all that energy will come
from. Second, oil is subject to
wild price swings and is increas-
ingly dependent on unstable
countries. Third, burning fossil
fuels produces carbon emissions
*that are changing the world's
climate, as well as polluting the
air we breathe.
According to Dr Bethel, the
government's new energy policy
will seek to address these issues
from a local perspective. A con-
.sultant from the Inter-American
Development Bank has already
prepared a draft report which is
under review. That will be fol-
lowed by consultations with pub-
lic and private sector interests,
after which the policy will be
submitted to cabinet, probably at
the end of November.
"In broad terms we are try-
infio de elop ;n < ncrL'\ -CLnn-
tv framework tor sust.iinible
developmentt' Dr Bethel 'Id L
Tough Call. "Reliability of sup-
ply is critical and we have to
recognize that fossil fuel will be
the dominant source for years
to come, but our policy will
explore ways to lessen this
dependency."

A bout 80 per cent of
the world's energy
currently comes from fossil fuels
like coal and oil. Oil provides
fuel for the world's 600 million
automobiles, and almost every
critical industry. But a growing
number of experts say we need
an economy that is more energy
efficient, draws on cleaner alter-
natives, and is less reliant on
places like the Middle East.
The big question is, can we
transition to that economy with-
out major disruptions. Business-
as-usual is not an option. The
experts say changes in lifestyles
and consumption patterns are
necessary if we are to avoid
international conflicts over ener-
gy resources.
Although oil prices fell
recently to about $60 a barrel
from ah all-time high of $78 in
July, analysts say that geopolit-
ical uncertainty could easily
reignite energy markets. And
the long-term trend for oil prices
is'still upwards, as the growing
world economy consumes more
and more fuel.
There is also the fact that
OPEC intends to stop crude
prices from falling by adjusting
its production levels. And the
International Energy Agency
confirms that barring an eco-
nomic recession oil demand
growth is "very likely" over the
next decade.
As Paul Roberts noted in his
highly regarded book, The End
of Oil: "By nearly any sane mea-
.sure, the quest for less prob-
lematic forms of energy and
more energy-efficient technolo-
gies should be a top priority for
all players in the energy world.
"The path toward a new ener-
gy economy is fraught with
political and economic risk. No-
one knows when or if the new
technologies will be ready, or
how much they will cost, or
what kinds of hardships they will


impose...The current energy
economy is an enormous asset,
' worth an estimated $10 trillion.
No company, nor any nation,
can afford to write that off."
So around the world, the over-
riding goal is to ensure uninter-
rupted access to a steady supply
of energy. And while the pre-
cise shape of our energy future is
uncertain, it clearly makes sense


to take whatever steps we can
to mitigate the disruptions that
will eventually come our way in
one form or another.

W while only "ideo-
logues and ignora-
muses" (as Roberts called them)
still discount the link between
the burning of fossil fuel and
global warming, it is not the pur-
pose of this article to argue that
issue. Suffice it to say that we
don't need to envisage a global
catastrophe to rethink our basic
assumptions about energy -
especially in the Bahamas.
"The real question," Roberts
says, "is not whether change is
going to come but whether the
shift will be peaceful and order-
ly, or chaotic and violent
because we waited too long to
begin planning for it."
And hopefully that's what the
government's new energy policy
will do. Dr Bethel says it will
"set targets for the conversion of
a percentage of our energy sup-
plies to alternatives, including
renewables like solar. And we
will also likely require that new
developments rely on alterna-
tive sources of energy as much
as possible."
That's not as easy as it sounds.
Currently, only about 8 per cent
of the total world energy sup-
ply comes from renewable
sources including hydropow-
er, solar and wind power, bio-
mass, geothermal, tidal and oth-
er new technologies. And most
of that total is from hydropower.
Although there have been dra-


Hybrid vehicles
that combine
gasoline and
electric engines to
dramatically
increase mileage
aren't available for
import due to low
production levels
and manufacturer
concerns about
warranty service.


matic improvements in the per-
formance and affordability of
solar cells, wind turbines and bio-
fuels, switching to renewable
sources requires long-term invest-
ment of technical, economic and
political resources. As a recent
article in Scientific American not-
ed: "Policymakers and ordinary
citizens must demand action and
challenge one another to hasten
the transition."

The annual global pro-
duction of solar panels'
jumped 45 per cent in 2005, and
the generating capacity of wind
farms (particularly in Europe)
has increased ten-fold over the
past decade. But the cost of
renewables remains high and


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iTOUH CALL


they must be heavily incen-
tivised to promote widespread
take-up in the Bahamas, for
example, where only a handful
of hotels and upper income
homes have installed solar water
heaters.
But experts say it is conser-
vation or wasting less energy
- that is the quickest and least
costly way to reduce our depen-
dence on fossil fuels: "Our pol-
icy will provide guidance for
both the public and private sec-
tors on energy conservation and
ways to improve our use of
energy while maintaining secu-
rity of supply," Dr Bethel told
Tough Call.
"Of immediate concern is a
public education programme.
People pay attention to energy
use only when it hits them in
the pocketbook. So we need to
guide them on what to do. The
Bahamas is a relatively well-off
society-with a wasteful lifestyle
that we. have to change....my
ministry has the responsibility
to help the public take this issue
seriously and plan to conserve."
It's a huge job. New car deal-
ers, for example. report little
interest among Bahamians in
smaller, more ft el-efficient vehi-
cles despite the constant whining
about gas prices. And hybrid
vehicles that combine gasoline
and electric engines to dramati-
cally increase mileage aren't
available for import due to low
production levels and manufac-
turer concerns about warranty
service.

ome two thirds of total
oil output is used by the
world's transportation sector,
which also produces a quarter
of all carbon emissions. We can't
do much about vehicle technol-
ogy, but we can force improve-
ments in fuel consumption by
restricting the importation of
older gas-guzzling cars, or new
cars above -c ti.in li 'iir. -i.
And Dr Blti lI h .. ilc go%-
ernment's policy "will address
energy use in terms of both elec-
tricity and transportation, which
are the two biggest fuel users
here. In transportation we want
to encourage more fuel-efficient
vehicles."
The September issue of Fast
Company magazine featured a
cover story about a $5 item that
can dramatically cut energy use,
reduce trash and save con-
sumers lots of money. The prod-
uct is a simple light bulb the
latest version of the compact flu-
orescent lamp, or CFL but
experts say it has huge implica-
tions for the future.
These new bulbs come on
quickly and provide bright,
white, steady and silent light.
And they can replace incandes-
cent bulbs in almost any fixture.
But most importantly, while


they emit the same amount of
light as traditional bulbs, CFLs
use 75 per cent less electricity,
last for years and pay for them-
selves in a few months.
"What that means is that if
every one of 110 million Amer-
ican households bought just one
CFL, took it home and screwed
it in the place of an ordinary 60-
watt bulb, the energy saved
would be enough to power a city
of 1.5 million people," Fast
Company estimated. "In terms
of oil not burned, or greenhouse
gases not exhausted into the
atmosphere, one bulb is equiva-
lent to taking 1.3 million cars
off the roads."
Wal-Mart plans to sell 100 mil-
lion of these bulbs a year, and a
quick survey of four leading
retailers here.found that Bahami-


ans are buying about 2,000 of
them a month a good plat-
form on which to build a con-
sumer conservation programme.
Earlier this year the Jamaican
government began handing out
thousands of CFLs, and Cuba
has imported massive quantities
from China for its own energy-
saving programme. We can eas-
ily tax incandescents, waive tax-
es on CFLs and eventually ban
imports of the older bulbs.

The International Ener-
gy Agency estimates
that 10 per cent of world energy
demand could be saved by 2030
simply by taking advantage of
available energy efficiency
opportunities and applying poli-
cies and measures currently
under consideration.
Public information is an
important part of that effort.
Studies show that consumers
respond well to the provision of
historic information on their
energy use, particularly when it
is combined with more frequent
and accurate billings. This infor-


mation needs to be easy to
understand simple bar charts,
for example, that compare
household energy use with the
last quarter and the previous
year.
According to a recent British
government energy review: "We
estimate that even if the provi-
sion of historic information deliv-
ers only modest changes in
behaviour, this proposal is high-
ly cost-effective." This is some-
thing that BEC could do very
effectively as part of a nation-
wide public awareness campaign.
If we can reconfigure our
energy economy through
greater efficiency, lower con-
sumption, and sustainable, long-
term alternatives to oil, the
returns would be incalculable.
In last week's article we mis-
takenly referred to "the 1963
Cuban Missile Crisis". The crisis
actually occurred in October,
1962.

What do you think? Send
comments to larry@tribuneme.-
dia.net. Or visit www.bahama-
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announcement came three
weeks after the incident
occurred.
"Where a person's future is
involved due deliberation is
required. This wisdom is borne
out of my own personal political
experiences.
"Due deliberation results in
an understanding of the inci-
dent and results in the right
thing being done," Mr Christie
said.
It was reported that follow-
ing a meeting of PLP parlia-
mentarians in the Cabinet
Room on the evening of Mon-
day, September 25, the two
MPs were involved in a physi-
cal altercation that resulted in a
broken window and damaged
furniture.
The day the incident was
reported Mr Christie was quot-
ed in the media as saying that
the incident was, exaggerated
and "was more apparent than
real."
The prime minister received
severe criticism for this state-
ment from both members of
the public and his detractors in
the opposition, who said that
it was apparent Mr Christie
was attempting to smooth over
the situation.
However, Mr Christie said
he made the statement based
on the information he was ini-
tially provided because he was
not there for the actual inci-
dent.
"I have had the opportunity
to review the accounts that
have taken place and insofar
as the record is concerned I
was told that there was a bro-
ken pane that cost about $49.50
to replace and a chip on the
glass that sits on the table as
opposed to a broken table," he
said.-
Nevertheless, Mr Christie
said that after engaging in
direct discussions with both Mr


Gibson and Mr Smith, he is
convinced that their regret over
this incident is "as unfeigned
as it is profound".
Of all the controversies that
have followed the government
since the time they came to
power four years ago, the fight
between the two men seemed
to have provoked the most
public outrage.
Offering his own assessment
on the public outcry over the
incident, Mr Christie said it was
apparent that the Bahamian
people are deeply concerned
about the "edge" that exists in
young Bahamians and are
deeply concerned about any
manifestation of that kind of
occurrence appearing in pub-
lic life. *
"There is no way of getting
around an issue of that kind
and they would come to expect
from all of their leaders a cer-
tain kind of behaviour.
"Whether we like it or not
the positions we hold demand
that we set.a standard of civili-
ty for our citizens to emulate.
By our conduct we must
demonstrate that differences
can and should always be
resolved by intelligent dialogue
and rational discussion in an
atmosphere of mutual respect,"


Mr Christie said.
What transpired between the
two men, he said, was wrong
and they have done the right
thing..
However, he said that this
should not be interpreted as
the end of their political
careers saying. that both of
them have a future in public
life.
Mr Christie also denied
reports that the two men
offered their resignations only
after they were assured that
their nominations for the next
general election would not be
taken from them.
The nomination of candi-
dates for the PLP, he said, is
determined by a candidates
committee and ratification is
done by national general coun-
cil. The prime minister as
leader of the party does not
have the power to interfere
with that decision.
"I am a believer in the
redemptive power of the sec-
ond chance," he said and point-
ed out that he has had the
experience of being denied a
nomination from his party, an
experience that he would not
wish to cause to be duplicated
in anyone else's career.
In 1984, Mr Christie was dis-


missed from the Pindling Cab-
inet, and during the 1987'4gen-
eral election ran as an inde-
pendent candidate after being
denied a spot on the par>'s
ticket. Despite this, he retained
his seat in the Centreville con-
stituency.
"I have never been one to
condemn any of my colleagues,
or opponents for that matter,
to a life of banishment from
the body politic just because
they made a mistake. I certain-
ly did not adopt that position
when leading FNM personali-
ties were caught in serious
improprieties and grave ethi-
callapses.
"One personality of which is
the deputy leader of the oppo-
sition party. The good people
of Montagu in sufficient num-
bers seem to have elected him
so it is for the judgment of the
people and not the judgment
of myself.
"And just as the opposition
personalities to whom I have
alluded are themselves second
cancers I firmly believe that
Keod and Kenyatta will
bounce back from this and play
an important role once again
in the development of our
nation and its institutions,"-Mr
Christie said.


Bishop trial: girl testifies


FRQM page one

had loved and trusted the bishop
"I thought he was a father to me," she said. The
girl said she had visited Bishop Fraser for guid-
ance, and now he had destroyed her life com-
pletely. She said she was unable to go out in pub-
lic because people were persecuting her for doing
what she thought was right.
She claimed that the Bishop had intimidated
and manipulated her and that was why she did
..erything the Bishop jsked. ,
She :ind she wishied to see justice.preail and
th4t Bishop Fraser should be punished If not.
she said, "he would continue to do the same to
other young girls."
While under cross-examnin'ation, Mr Muniroe,
asked her about the first time the Bishop had


touched her in an inappropriate way. She said
the first incident had occurred at the church office .
in July, 2005. She had already had two;.coun-
selling sessions with the Bishop, she told the,' -
court.
According to the young woman the Bishop
performed oral sex on her and then ejaculated on
her chest and stomach.
The young girl's grandmother also gave ei-
dence to the court. During her testimony the
judge scolded Bishop Fraser for laughing during
the elderly "oman's testimony The grandmoth-
erfald tat trI \oLInggirl's mother had aske ie
Bishtop .tjcounsel her daughter: She sairdthe
Bishop had-e\ en taken it upon himself to supply%
the girl \ith lunch money while she underwent his
counselling. -
The case was adjourned to February 7, 2007.


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* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
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international Private
Banking Systems has
announced that anoth-
er Bahamian-based
company, The Mon-
taque Group, has selected
IPBS modules for compliance,
investment management, trust
accounting and administration
to support their expanding
business.
The Montaque group is a
local company which assists
clients in utilising established
micro-cap and small business
structures to gain access to
appropriate equity capital mar-
kets and sources.
It has the capability of man-
aging distinct portfolios, rang-
ing from the stocks of emerg-
ing growth companies to mon-
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ment of the client portfolios
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tem that could meet their
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their client base wanted to
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tal Partners responsible for
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sible for client account forma-
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base and the challenges of
managing diverse portfolios,
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today and into the future," said
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managing director of the
group.
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affordable price tag, meet all of
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NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #16, Blk #21,
Shirley Heights and situated in the Eastern District on the Island
of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Duplex Apartment consisting
of 2-(2) Bedrooms. (1) Bathroom.

Property Size: 12,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,502 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas. and marked "Tender 0158". All
offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday
27th October, 2006.




RBC
FINCO



NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #5, Blk#14, Sea
Breeze Subdivision and Parcel Of Land San Souci Situated in the
'Eastern District on the Island of New Providence one of islands of
the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family
Residence consisting of (3) three Bedrooms, (2) two Bathrooms and
a Parcel Of Land.
Property Size: 12,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 272 sq. ft.
Property Size: 10,000 sq. ft. San Souci

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 0890". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 27th October, 2006.


Pricing Information As Of:
Tuesday. 17 October 200 6 .


RBC
FINCO



NOTICE


RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #42, Big Pond situated
in the Western District on the Island of New Providence one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a
Single Family Residence consisting of 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms.

Property Size: 3,200 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,350 sq. ft.

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau,
Bahamas and marked "Tender 1110". All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 27th October, 2006.





RBC
FINCO



NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot of Land Tarpum
Bay Eleuthera, situated on, of the Islands of New Providence one of
the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon
is a Single Family Residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.

Property Size: 3,500 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,400 sq.ft

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

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 3296". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 27th October, 2006.


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52wk-HI 52wk-Low Securil y Prejious Close Todays Close Change Dally Vol EPS Div S PE Vield


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10.23
6.90
0.70
1.26
1.10
9.05
1.39
9.00
4.12
2.10
4.20
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9.25
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Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Kerzner International BDRs
Premier Real FEstate


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0.80
1.60
1.44
9.55
1.80
11.91
5.06
2.70
6.15
11.51
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1.83
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10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.840 NM 7.85
0.4 0.20 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.00 -0.002 0.000 NM 0.00%
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0.600.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.I 55I 0.45 -0.070 0.3000 N8M 2.
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months DIv $ YIeld %
1.3092 1.2574 Collna Money Market Fund 1.309234
2.9515 2.4768 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.9518-*Y
2.4687 2.2671 Colna MSI Preferred Fund 24687211
1.1970 1.1395 Colina Bond Fund 1.196970*"
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec02 = 1,000.00. MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
62wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Coinae and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colna and fidelity 6 October 2006
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume WeLkly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week "-30 September 2006
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value *"-30 September 2006
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE -closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 100 30 September 2006


Gold falls back


below $600 an ounce


NEW YORK (Dow
Jones/AP) Gold prices fell
below $600 an ounce Tuesday,
as gold producers sold on recent
spikes and crude oil prices
dropped.
Most-active December gold
settled down $5.00,at $593.50 a
troy ounce on the New York
Mercantile Exchange. During
the session the contract pushed
to a high of $599.80 after getting
as high as $601.60 in overnight
trade.
George Gero of RBC Capital
Markets Global Futures said
gold faced a "tug-of-war" near
the $600 level, with producer
selling meeting industrial and
physical demand.
"Every time (Nymex) gold
reaches the $600 mark, produc-
er selling from Australia and
South America moves in," Gero
said..."You. have .a .conflict.. at
that level, but at the same time
we see investment and physical
demand surface."
Gold had risen earlier in the
session, on growing tensions
between North Korea and the
U.N., which bolstered dealer
and fund appetite for gold and
the rest of the metal complex,
said analysts at TheB3ullion-
desk.com in a daily comment.
But that momentum faded
into the day session as gold
faced selling near $600, while
crude oil prices fell amid the
release of the producer price
index.


The November crude con-
tract on Nymex settled down
$1.01 at $58.93 a barrel.
December silver settled 13
cents lower at $11.78 an ounce.
January platinum settled
$8.30 lower at $1,083 an ounce
and December palladium set-
tled down $4.95 at $319.60 an
ounce.
The most-active December
copper contract fell 8.50 cents to
settle at .$3.4960 per pound.
The November heating oil
contract settled down 2.27 cents
at $1.7338 a gallon. November
gasoline settled down 2.84 cents
to $1.4633 a gallon.
November natural gas settled
down 0.2 cent at $6.442 a mil-
lion British thermal units.
On the New York Board of
Trade, December Arabica cof-
fee futures closed 0.55 cent
....-higher at $1.0245.-apound,, withL.,
March up 0.50 cent at $1.0640.
Most-active December cocoa
finished up $38 at $1,444 per
metric ton.
Futures on raw sugar in for-
eign ports for March settled 87
points higher at 12.58 cents a
pound.
On the Chicago Board of
Trade, December corn settled
up 4.25 cents to $3.21 cents per
bushel.
November soybeans finished-
11.5 cents higher at $6.0050,:a
bushel. December wheat closed
down 11.5 cents to $5.31 a
bushel. .


Legal Notice

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

a) FLASHDANCE CONSULTING LTD. is in dissolution under the
provision of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

b) The Dissolution of the said Company commenced on October 16,
2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered
by the Registrar General.

c) The Liquidator of the said company is Marco Montanari of 2nd
Terrace West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 30th day of November, 2006 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.

October 18, 2006

MARCO MONTANARI

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY




Legal Notice

NOTICE

JEFF INVESTMENTS LTD.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. No. 45 of 2000
JEFF INVESTMENTS LTD. is in dissolution,
as of October 16th, 2006.


International Liquidator Services Limited situated
at 35A Regent Street, P.O.Box 1777, Belize City,
Belize is the Liquidator.



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BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited, Nassau, Bahamas, an established international
private bank in The Bahamas, with its head office BSI AG in Lugano, Switzerland
since 1873, is presently accepting applications for:-


ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTION DESK


The successful candidate for the position of Assistant to the Execution Desk must have
good knowledge of financial instruments to ensure efficient execution of transactions
concerning securities, Forex, investment funds, money markets, derivatives,
commodities and any other financial instruments on the major markets with approved
counterparts and in accordance with established risk limits and applicable local &
international regulations. Knowledge of Italian language would be a plus.

Personal qualities:-

Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
Flexible, goal-oriented, positive attitude and outlook, self-motivated
Commitment to quality and service excellence
Possess analytical qualities and research orientated
Work under minimum supervision
Available to flexible working hours

Responsibilities:-

Executions of Forex transactions, deposits and placements
Executions of securities, options, futures and investment funds, etc.
Input transactions onto Bank's system
Troubleshooting
Overlook & coordinate with various departments for proper settlements of
transactions
Liaise internally as well as externally with third parties
Morning briefings on market situations and trends

This position will report directly to the Head of Financial Services Department.

Resumes should be faxed to #702 1253 or mailed or delivered to the offices of BSI,
addressed to:-
Personnel Officer
BSI Overseas (Bahamas) Limited
Bayside Executive Park, W. Bay St & Blake Road
P.O. Box N-7130
Nassau, Bahamas
(ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)
Only applicants having the above attributes will be contacted.


M 111 i14Ryilfff]llS IiI 1u.Me
Managing Director
MBA degree or equivalent. 15 years experience in banking and trust business. Fluent in
Spanish, read and written, mandatory. Portuguese and French would be a plus.
Extensive knowledge of IBM I series (AS400), PC and networking. Complete
knowledge of Argentine Financial and Tax 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.

Manager
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. Knowledge of Argentine Financial
System. Knowledge of banking laws and regulations, as well as trust matters.
Experience preparing information for Central Bank, and AML requirements.

Applications should be mailed to
Offshore Bank
P.O.Box CB 11903
Nassau, NP


RESPONSIBILITIES


In providing technology support across several global locations, the
candidates will specifically be responsible for:-
Managing the software change control process, including
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
reporting.
Management of the department's information security
monitoring tools including SEMS, EMS, and AppDetective.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:
Experience in technology change management systems,
software management systems.
Experience information security processes and standards.
Knowledge of WIN2000 Administration, 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(Bahamas)Limited
P.O.Box N-1576,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 302-8732 or
Email: gieselle.campbell@citigroup.com


Deadline for application is October 20, 2006.


Cititrust: (Bahamas) 4imiteda' subsidiary of Clti (Yrotip a
jeading financial institution with a presence in over 100 cowitnes
and over 100 m Mon customer s worldwide, is seeking, candickitcS
for position of Technology Change Control Officer.


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PICTET BANK & TRUST LIMITED
Invites qualified applicants for the following position:-

ASSISTANT HEAD OF CORPORATE SERVICES

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:-
-Assist with day-to-day supervision of Corporate Department.
-Preparation of Annual Reviews and Corporate Synopses.
-Fee billing and collection.
-Preparation of Corporate Minutes.
-Maintaining corporations in good standing.
-Management of proprietary database (CPS).
-Liaising with industry professionals on matters relating to Corporate
Administration.
-Liaising with Registrar General's Department and foreign regulatory
authorities on all matters pertaining to corporate administration.
PRE-REQUISITIES:-
-Bachelors Degree in Law, Finance or related area.
-In-depth knowledge of Bahamian company law and practice.
-Working knowledge of regulations and corporate practices in other
jurisdictions (Panama, BVI, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, et
cetera).
-In-depth knowledge of all aspects of Corporate Administration.
-Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
-At least seven (7) years related experience in a private bank, law firm
or trust company.
-Working knowledge of foundations.
PERSONAL QUALITIES:-
The successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to work with
minimum supervision in a busy, multi-cultural environment. He or she
must be willing to work in order to meet to strict deadlines. Persons who
fail to meet these minimum requirements need not apply.
ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Please send Resume and two (2) references to:
The Human Resources Manager
Bayside Executive Park
P. 0. Box N-4837
Nassau, Bahamas
Offices in
Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London,
Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Nassau, Paris, Rome, Singapore,
Tokyo, Turin, Zurich


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NOTICE To advertise
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACTa
(No. 45 of 2000) i INh
PRIMROSE SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED i mi n -
In Voluntary Liquidation the #1
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), PRIMROSE nfWJpa9l39 1i
SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED is in dissolution. Maria Tereza
Correira Trindade is the Liquidator and can be contacted at Rua da
Carreira, 115/117, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. All persons having circulation,
claims against the above-named company are required to send their
names, addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator
before November 12, 2006. jUstfll 3 22-
198 today!
SMaria Teare Corr-rn Trirn0 e
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PICTET
1805

PICTET BANK & TRUST LIMITED

Invites qualified applicants for the following position:-

TRUST OFFICER

REQUIRED SKILLS:-

-Strong supervisory and organisational skills.
-Ability to function independently but work as part of a team.
-Ability to function in a high volume, high pressure environment.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:-

-Minimum of a Law Degree and/or'STEP Certification.
-Sound knowledge of trust drafting, reporting and accounting.
-Ability to read and assimilate complex trust documents.
-Familiarity with the relevant local legislation, particularly the
Trustee Act, 1998 and the Financial Transactions Reporting
Act, 2000.
-Working knowledge of legislation in competing jurisdictions.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
-At least seven (7) years experience in a Private Bank or Trust
Company, at least two (2) years of which must be at the Trust
Officer level.
-Knowledge of French or Spanish would be an asset.

ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE
ACCEPTED. Please send Resume and two (2) references to:

The Human Resources Manager
Bayside Executive Park
P. 0. Box N-4837
Nassau, Bahamas

Offices in
Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London,
Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Nassau, Paris, Rome,
Singapore, Tokyo, Turin, Zurich








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FROM page 1B

borrower will repay all the money and wipe out the
lender's interest returns.
But, "right now because of the prices, prepay-
ment risk is not a worry," Jamison said.
Matt Hastings, lead portfolio manager for tax-
able bond funds at Charles Schwab Investment
Management, contends that Ginnie Maes appear
"a bit more on the rich side" than other mort-
gage sectors but he sees the investments as perhaps
smart for investors looking to add to the conserv-
ative portion of their portfolio.
"In a range-bound environment, it would be
expected to outperform a comparable govern-
ment-based mutual fund," Hastings said. "Mort-


gages typically offer a better yield and total return
profile than investing in straight treasuries."
He notes that "big whipsaw movements" in
interest rates can cause mortgages to suffer. .
Manage
Hastings helps manage a Ginnie Mae fund at
Schwab whose three-year return is 3.33 per cent
and which is well regarded by Morningstar. He
said Ginnie Maes are one of a few types of invest-
ments that those nearing retirement might con-
sider, though he notes that, as people live longer,
investors frequently need to keep building capital
in their portfolio.
Norm Mindel, an executive vice-president and
financial adviser at Genworth Financial Advisors


Corporation, said many investors, particularly
these nearirig retirement, are too focused on yields
from dividends on interest rates rather than how
much their portfolios will yield as a whole. He
counsels clients to invest in bonds or bond funds
focused on maturities of five years or less because
of interest rate risk faced by longer-term invest-
ments.
As a result, he's sceptical of mortgage-backed
securities because their maturities are generally
longer than five years. With a fund, of course,
investors can more easily cash out than if they
held the bonds outright.
He encourages investors to invest in funds
focused on bonds with maturities of one to three
years. "The volatility of interest rates can be as
volatile as the stock market," he said.


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STAFF VACANCY
The College of the Bahamas invites applications for the following post:

Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Development
DIVISION: Office of the President
UNIT: Alumni Relations and Development
START DATE: December 1, 2006
JOB DESCRIPTION
SUMMARY:
Reporting to the President, the Executive Director, Alumni Relations and
Development is responsible for overall leadership and direction of the Alumni
Relations and Development Unit that will include fundraising and building alumni
participation and engagement for The College of The Bahamas. The incumbent
will be responsible for building the foundation for major gifts, annual fund and
alumni relations programs which will serve the College now and into the future.
With a focus on identifying strategies and implementation plars.for maximizing
gift revenue for the College, the incumbent will help to cultivate, solicit and steward
potential donors in supporting key areas of fundraising priority for the College
and for advancing the College's transition to university-status. Through the
development of targeted alumni programming and service to graduates, the
incumbent will help to reconnect graduates and strengthen their support of the
institVtion.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides strategic direction for the President's involvement in key fundraising
and alumni engagement activities including those involving alumni and special
events, and prospect and donor meetings.
2. Participates in the development of short and long range strategic planning
activities to realize fundraising and alumni engagement goals and objectives.
3. Develops and oversees the implementation of programs and projects to
promote alumni relations including providing strategic guidance and counsel
to the COB Alumni Association on the development and delivery of its
programs.
4. Plans and delivers high quality and strategic special events which serve to
strengthen alumni engagement and fundraising efforts.
5. Oversees the successful execution of key alumni events, receptions,
homecoming and reunion class programs which builds loyalty and promotes
the College in th6 lives of its graduates.
6. Directs, coordinates and ensures delivery on all COB fundraising activities
and provides guidance to the College community to ensure that individual
fundraising efforts are integrated, consistent with, and serve to advance the
College's overall mission, goals, and objectives.
7. Oversees the process of identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding
major donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, and
foundations, through strategy based visits and other forms of direct personal
contact.
8. Engages senior management in furthering the advancement of alumni relations
and fundraising goals and assists in educating faculty and staff in respect of
the roles they can play supporting alumni and development generally.
9. Recruits and manages volunteers and provides them with leadership and
direction in support of the cultivation and solicitation of major donors and
prospects; coordinates volunteers' activities to ensure their integration into
the College's vision and goals.
10. Provides leadership and supervision to the Director of Alumni Relations and
the Development Officer and other staff in the Unit in ensuring that institutional
alumni relations and development goals and targets are met.
11. Represents COB at various community and business meetings including
externally to funding agencies.
12. Develops and manages related unit budgets.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
* Knowledge of program development; ability to plan, organize and direct
multiple programs and activities; ability to provide guidance and leadership
to staff
* Ability to plan and implement promotional programs; ability to design, write
and edit promotional material is an asset.
* Ability to plan and execute a range of events.
* Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with
academic leadership, faculty, prospects, donors, and volunteers in a wide
range of roles
* Community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively
within a diverse community
* Willingness and availability to travel extensively and to work extended hours
as necessary


* Prior knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, techniques and practices
is.a definite asset.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive
list ofitll responsibilities, duties and skills required of the Development Officer,
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Master's degree preferred: bachelor's degree acceptable with relevant
experience
Prior development experience would be highly valued
Demonstrated ability to plan and strong communication skills
Basic computer skills
Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should submit a College
of The Bahamas Application Form, a comprehensive resume and a cover
letter of interest. To expedite the appointment procedure, applicants should
request that three referees send references under confidential cover directly
to the address listed below:
Human Resources Department
The College of The Bahiamas
Ground Floor. Adminiistration Building
Thompson Blvd and Poinciana Drive
PO Box N 4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs
Please visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs for more information about the
College and to access the College's Employment Application Form.


Prospective Applicants





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SUPREME COURT

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 Stapledon 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
PO. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
Oct. 19, 2006

2006/PRO/npr/00494
In the Estate of ROBERT BRADFORD ARNOLD,
late of Christie Terrace, Lyford Cay in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence, 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
Drive in the Western District of the Island of New
Providence, 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 Amended Letters of Administration, Nunc
Pro Tunc in the above estate granted to GEORGE
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


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

2006/PRO/npr/00495
In the Estate of ROAL GEORGE MITCHELL, late
of "The Valley" Stilwell Road, Stony Hill, Kingston
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 bie made to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
on its Probate Division by KARA GEORGETTE
TURNQUEST of the Western District of the Island
of New Providence, 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 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
P.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
Oct. 19, 2006

2006/PRO/npr/00498
In the Estate of ARLINE ELSA SEIPEL, late 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.


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
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. SEIPEL,
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
P.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
Oct. 19, 2006

2006/PRO/npr/00499

In the Estate of JOSEPH RUSSELL GODDARD,
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 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 ELAINE GODDARD
and JOSEPH NATHANIEL GODDARD, the
Executors, by the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of Judicature, High Court, Barbados, on the
25th day of November, 1974.
Signed
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Oct. 19, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00500
Whereas ANASTASIA LATATSWTHOMPSON, of
Ann's Drive, Wintorf Meadows, New Providence,
one of the Island of the Commonwea1th of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration
of the Real and Personal Estate of ARLINGTON
WILLARD THOMPSON late of Hanna Hill, Eight
Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, 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


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Oct. f9, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00501
Whereas GERALD WILDGOOSE, of West Palm
Beach, in the State of Florida, one of the States of
the United States of America, has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters
of Administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of RODERICK WILDGOOSE late of Hanna Hill,
Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama, 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


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Oct. 19, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00502

Whereas RICHARD HERBERT ROGER


LIGHTBOURN, of Mareva House, George Street,
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 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 application's will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of 14
days from the date hereof.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH 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 Bahamas, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of
Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
MARITA STURRUP 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



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Oct. 19, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00508

Whereas JOSEPH EMMANUEL WHYMS, 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 of the Real and Personal Estate of
SHARON TERESA WHYMS 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



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

2006/PRO/npr/0000512
In the Estate of KENNETH W. SUMNER, late of
Brunswick in the County of Cumberland in the State
of Maine one of the United States 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
on its Probate Division by LOUREY C. SMITH of 4
George Street in the City of Nassau in the Island of
New Providence, 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 Appointment in the
above estate granted to KAREN CHANCE,
VRIGINIA AX and GEORGE SPARLING, Personal
Representatives, by the Probate Court in the County
of Cumberland and State of Maine one of the States
of the United States of America, on the 27th day of
December, 2005.
Signed
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar



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

2006/PRO/npr/0000514

In the Estate of LEONARD S. KIM, late of 49 Frontier
Road, Cos Cob in the State of Connecticut, United
States 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
on its Probate Division by HARRY BRACTON
SANDS of Skyline Drive in the Western District of
New Providence, 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 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) Registrar


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Five-mile

road race

on 28th of

October

THE Assembly of
Brethren in the Bahamas
will hold a five-mile road
race on Saturday, Octo-
ber 28.
Held in conjunction
with Brethren Week, the
event will be sponsored
by Milo.
It will start at 6 a.m. at
the junction of the
Tonique Williams-Darling
Highway and JFK Drive.
It will head to the Queen
Elizabeth Sports, north to
Thompson Boulevard and
head west back onto JFK
Drive, ending at the
Christian Life Center,
next to the Red Cross
headquarters.
According to race chair-
person Dr Ebbie Jackson,
there will be prizes
offered to the first three
finishers in six categories
in both the run and walk.
Bally Fitness Centre
will also be providing
prizes of fitness certifi-
cates.
"It's opened to every-
body," Jackson stated.
"Just come out and see if
you can win something."
Registration is currently
open and interested per-
sons can pick up forms at
Jackson's Palmdale
Vision Centre, Central.
Gospel Chapel and any
other Brethren Church,
inclusive of East Street
Gospel Chapel, Christ
Community, Abundant
Life, Grace Community,
Emmanuel, Believers,
Shirley Height and Blue
Hills Gospel Chapel.
Entry fee is $10 for
adults and $6 for children
up until Saturday, Octo-
ber 21. Late registration
will be moved up to $12
for adults and $8 for chil-
dren.
Jackson noted that this
is the third time that they
have hosted the road race,
but the first time that they
have extended it to the
general public.
As a result of the
reunion week, Jackson
said they have extended
to the public.


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Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ALBERT MERILIEN ETIENNE OF
MURRAY STREET, P.O. BOX N-8625, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 26TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that MARIO JEFFORD SMITH
OF LUNA BLD. #19 A, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 18TH day of OCTOBER, 2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that KINSLEY GEORGE OF
PODOLEO ST. OFF MINI ST., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that. any person who knows any reason why
registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 11TH day of OCTOBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that JOHN PHILLIP, OF GARDEN
VILLAS, APT 43, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 11th day of OCTOBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Freeport, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, JOHN LOUIS
BELIER of Hawkins Hill, C/o PRO. Box N-7108, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to JOHN LOUIS
ABRAHAM. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box SS-792, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.


Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that PETIT-BEAU FREGGY OF
CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 11TH day of OCTOBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


Vaidisova out of WI Chlpionship after loss.


* TENNIS
ZURICH, Switzerland
Associated Press
TATIANA GOLOVIN upset
seventh-seeded Nicole Vaidiso-
va 6-2, 6-0 Tuesday in the first
round of the Zurich Open,
knocking the Czech out of the
race to qualify for the season-
ending WTA Championship.
In the two games she did lose,
Golovin still had break points.


"I was definitely expecting a
tougher match," the French-
woman said. "But from the start
I could feel she wasn't in it and I
took advantage of it. I wanted it
to be over fast. I wanted to put
her head under water right
away."
The Zurich Open is the last big
event before the season-ending
tournament in Madrid, Spain,
and only the top eight players in
the WTA race rankings qualify.


Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that PETIT-BEAU HEROLD OF
VICTOR ST. #15, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 11TH day of OCTOBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that LUDORS PIERRE LEWIS, OF
59 PARADISE APARTMENT, P 0. BOX F 44981, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 11th day of OCTOBER, 2006
to-the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


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BSC UPDATE
SOFTBALL
After taking a break for the
holiday weekend, the Baptist
Sports Council will be back in
action on Saturday at the
Charles W. Saunders High
School, Jean Street. But
instead of playing the All-Star
Classic, the league will play
the following games: 10 A.M.
Macedonia Vs St. Paul's (Co-
Ed); 11 A.M. Mt. Calvary Vs
New Bethlehem (M); Noon
Transfiguration Vs Temple
Fellowship (M); 1 P.M. Mace-
donia Vs Faith United (15); 2
P.M. Faith United Vs Trans-
figuration (Co-ed); 3 P.M.
Faith United Vs Golden
Gates No.11 (M).
MINISTRY OF SPORTS
HONOUR FOR GRANT
The Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Housing will hold
its official naming of the Toni
'the Bird' Grant Sports and
Recreational Complex on
Saturday, October 21 at 4pm
at the park located on Gra-
ham's Drive and Tonique
Williams-Darling Highway.
The ministry is honouring
Grant for his contribution to
sports, not only in volleyball,
but track and field as well.
BAHAMA PRO SHOW
BASKETBALL
Organizers of the newly
formed Bahama Pro Show, a
t -- new basketball enterprise, will
F hold a press conference today
at 5:30 p.m. in the Me-Ting
Place in the British Colonial
Hilton. In attendance will be
the new commissioner and
chairman of the board of Gov-
ernors of the new league.
CATHOLIC PRIMARY
SCHOOL LEAGUE
SEASON OPENING
The Archdiocesan Primary
Schools will kick off its annual
basketball tournament on
Monday at St. Francis/Joseph
School at 3:15 p.m. Immedi-.
ately following the official
opening ceremonies, the
Shockers from St.
Francis/Joseph will take on Our
Lady's Blue Flames.
Coordinator Patricia Coak-
ley said there are a couple new.
coaches, which should make
for an exciting season. She also
noted that a number of the
schools have a lot of players
returning from last year.
"A lot of those guys were in
camps during the summer, so.
they will show what they have
S learned," he said. "So we will
see what happens. But I imag-
ine that it will be a pretty good
season.
Joining Our Lady's and St.
Francis/Joseph are Xavier's, St.
Cecilia's, St. Thomas More and
St. Bede's. Each school will
play each other once before the
four teams with the best win-
loss record advance to a sud-
den death playoff.
The championship will be a
best-of-three series.


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Lopez


TENNIS
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
AFTER a disappointing first round loss
at their last tournament last week, Mark
Knowles and Daniel Nestor made sure that
it wasn't d6ja vu yesterday.
Playing in the Mutua Madrilena Masters
in Madrid, Spain, Knowles and Nestor had
to hold off the hometown team of Feliciano
L Lopez and Rafael Nadal 4-6, 7-5 and 11-9 -
| before a large crowd of local supporters.
"First week back in Stockholm, we felt
short in the Super tie-breaker. It a little
p unfortunate," Knowles explained. "Then
we had another tough draw right out of the
gate in this tournament in Nadal and Lopez.
"But we were very fortunate that we got
Through. We played a very solid match, so
I we are very happy to get a win under our
Sbelt and get some momentum going."
As the number three seeded team in the
tournament, Knowles and Nestor found
themselves in an difficult situation as they
the new rule being implemented by the'
ATP as they try to speed up the game.
"It was one of those sets where we actu-
-- ally played better than the other team, but
we didn't execute on the big points," he
reflected. "So it was kind of discouraging,
.. because we played better than they did."
Down a set, Knowles said they struggled 4
back to take the second set and were actu-
ally leading 9-6 and just needed to get to 10
first or at least win'by two in the Super tie
breaker.
But he said they watched helplessly as
Lopez and Nadal, the number two ranked
singles player in the world, bounced back
for a 9-9 tie.
However, realising that their fate was in
their hands, Knowles arid Nestor avoided
their second straight first round exit by
pulling off the next two points to take the
tie-breaker and the match.
"It was a big win. Anytime you play a
player of the caliber of Nadal, you're in for
a tough match, especially with the whole
crowd rooting against us in Spain," he insist-
ed. "It was a tough condition, but a good
match to work through."
It turned lout to be the third straight time
'that Knowles and Nestor beat a team that
Nadal played on. They first did it in the US
Open two years ago and last year in Key
Biscayne.
"I'm ready for him in singles now,"
Knowles joked.
When asked if he's coming back into sin-
gles, Knowles quickly q dipped: "No. I'm
just kidding. I know my limits."
Knowles and Nestor will now go on to
play against the team of Jonathan Erlich
and Andy Ram, the No.6 team in the world
from India in the quarter-final of the 16-
team draw on Thursday.
"It's going to be a tough match," Knowles
pointed out. "We beat them in the finals
of Rome this year. We played them a few
times in our career. We probably hold the
advantage, maybe 5-3, but they're a tough
team.
"It's a team that we will be facing at the
year end championships, so it will be a good
chance for us to go out and make a state-
ment against them and try to get a victory
and gain some momentum going into this
year ending tournament in Shanghai."
Knowles was referring to the Tennis Mas-
ters Cup Doubles that will take place from
November 13 in Shanghai, China.
They are going in as the No.4 seeded
team.


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