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MP Smith refers to incident

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By ALEXANDERIO
MORLEY
AN UNAPOLOGETIC Keod
Smith said he considers his Cabi-
net room fight in which he scuf-
fled with another MP and dam-
aged public property to be a
private matter.
He also referred to the incident
as inconsequential, despite the
numerous angry letters and calls
from members of the public to
- media houses condemning the
incident.
Mr Smith had alerted i1h oil
media that he would be staging a
press conference at 9.30am, right
before the start of the House of
SAssembly session yesterday
morning.
Upon arrival at the pr.s. con-
ference, reporters Were greeted
byIhe respcCuieMPs for Mount
Moriah arid Holy Cross, Mr Keod
Smith and Mr Sidney Stubbs.
Mr Smith then told reporters
that he had called the press con-
ference because he was announc-
ing his resignation.
He then proceeded to read to
local reporters ini attendance a
two-page letter dated October 3,
2006.
At the -end of the conference,
after Mr Smith criticised some
media reports for confusing his
constituents, he handed out
copies of the letter, which had the
words "CERTIFIED COPY!!"
printed in red oni each page (next
to which was Mr Smith's signa-
ture).
The beginning of the letter was
a brief synopsis of Mr Smith's
emergence onto the political
scene.
He said that! his co-leadership
of the Save the Clifton Campaign
in 1998 marked the date when he
formally identified himself as an
'"environmental conservationist."
According to Mr Smith, he


entered the political scene with
zeal and focus to stop what would
have been one of the most "atro-
cious acts that could have been
perpetrated on our people and
their unborn children."
He said that after being
appointed ambassador for the
environment and chairman of the
Bahamas Environment Science
and Technology (BEST) Com-
mission in July 2002, he was able
to oversee the enactment of the
Clifton Heritage Authority in
2003.-,
Mr Smith stated that while
none of his colleagues in the gov-
ernment or. the party' had
demanded his resignation; he
thought it was the "decent thing
to do".
Follo\wme the incident criticirsm
Sas expressed b\ man\ members
of Ithe public, including some %%ho
c.iomplaiiineJ that if the incident
had involved an acr.ig civ il ser-
vant, he or she would have auto-
matically been fired for fighting
on the job.
Mr Smith noted that the inter-
ests of the "government and the
party" supersedes the interest of
the individual,
He said he hoped the resigna-
tion would serve as the "pound of
flesh" for that "small number of
the public" who were upset.
The MP also suggested that
these persons need "to redirect
their focus on the real issues
affronting us all."
Mr Smith, still reading from the
letter, told-reporters that it was
the need to safeguard legacies
such as the one that he shares
with thousands of people all over
the country "which now compels
me to, as I do hereby, resign my
posts as Ambassador for the
Environment and Chairman of
the BEST Commission, effective
SEE page 15


KEOD SMITH at yesterday's press conference
(Photo: Felip Miajor/Tribune staff)

Daniel Smith expected Guidance counsellor

to be buried today demands justice


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
DANIEL Smith, the dead son of Anna Nicole
Smith is expected to be buried at 2pm today at an,
undisclosed location. The Tribune has learned
It ii also understood that Ms Smith is not at her
Eastern Road home, but staying at "another loca-
tion" on the island before the funeral.
Reportedly, burial clothing for her son has been
ordered to be sent to Butler's Funeral Home where
the body has been held for the past five weeks.
Officials from the funeral home could not con-
Frm these reports up to ptess time last night.
Police officials are still actively investigating the
death of Daniel Smith, and it is still unknown if a,
Coroner's Inquest will be held to illuminate some
of the circumstances surrounding the young man's.
death.
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez told The Tri-
bune on Tuesday that the court is still awaiting
the police and pathology reports to come in before
deciding whether an inquest will be held. He said
he believed the reports would be in some time
this week.


SEE page 15


*By KRYSTEL ROLLE
A GUIDANCE counsellor, claiming that the
Ministry ot Education targeted her to please the
executive members of the Bahamas Union of
Teachers, is breaking her silence and demanding
justice. ,
Samanthd Evans, who was transferred to Abaco
(Central High School by the Ministry of Educa-
lion in September 2005, said she was assigned to
"clean up" the school, but all her efforts were
overthrown and she was eventually transferred
again, this time to a primary school.
According to her, she had all the qualifications
to tackle the total social and disciplinarian ruin
into which the school had fallen. She was brought
in to "help students develop self-esteem, deal with
fighting, gangs, racial wars, and cultural wars with
hopes that they would develop an interest in edu-
cation."
Tagged as one of the most disreputable schools
in Abaco, Ms Evans took on the mammoth task of
trying to turn this school around, but was con-
fronted by a brick wall when she attempted to
highlight the problems.
After arriving and experiencing some of the
SEE page 14


PM: final

decision

on LNG

in weeks
0 By ALISON LOWE
A FINAL decision as to whether
to give the official "go-ahead" to a
proposed Liquified natural gas facil-
ity on Ocean Cay, near Bimini, could
be made "in a matter of weeks",
according to the Prime Minister.
At this stage, said Mr Christie,
the project proposal is "completed in.,
terms of dollars and cents'.
The onlh remaining requirement
being for the applicant to submit to
the regulatorN regime 4he govern-
'ment will advance, and once this
agreement has been reached. for the
Proposal to go before parliament
According to Mr Chnsnie, 'con-
erns as to the extent thai the gov-
ernment would regulate the indus-
trv" have been forefront in his con-
sideration of the project
Speaking in the House if.it Assem-
bly yesterday, Mr Christie Lonfipried
that he had officially request Ithat
1he minister responsible for'LNG,
Leslie Miller; in conjunction with
attorneys, begin preparing the nec-
essary regulations.
The Prime Minister stated a need
to "balance obligations to the poiplc
SEE page 15
: '* ..
Christie'never
witfout concern'
over proposed
purchase of .
Royal Oasis
* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
PRIME Minister Perry Christie
said he has never been without
concern over the proposed pur-
chase of the Royal Oasis proper-
ty and remains vigilant as the
prospective investors have asked
for a 15-day extension.
Mr Christie mad &the state-
ment in the House 8f Assembly
yestefay while answering ques-
tionsthat High Rock MP Ken-
neth Russell had about the sale of
the Royal Oasis, specifically at
what stage was the sale and
whe4r or not one of the mems
bers the proposed purchasing
carp any had been or will be
indicted in the U.
The prime minister said he
would have to get the answers to
the question. However, he said,
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Government decides to fund the




redesign of Glass Window Bridge


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
FRUSTRATED with the
International Development
Bank's "bureaucracy and pro-
curement procedures" govern-
ment has decided to move
ahead and fund the redesign of
the Glass Window Bridge in
Eleuthera itself at a cost of
almost $600,000.
Minister of Works Bradley
Roberts told the House of


Assembly yesterday that the
contract will be signed next
week with the firm Baird and
Associates.
He said the ministry held dis-
cussions with Baird and negoti-
ated a sum of $584,053 for the
final design of the causeway
including preparation of bid
documents and training of min-
istry's staff at the consultant's
head office in Ottawa Canada.
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Eleuthera for the delay in get- challenges and was continuous- that the investment would
ting this long overdue project ly impeded by the IDB's pro- realise a 12 per cent internal
underway. cedures from undertaking the rate of return for the replace-
"I wish also to assure the final design and construction of ment of the existing glass win-
good people of Eleuthera that a the causeway since 2002. dow bridge.
clear and definitive time sched- The IDB procurement pro- The existing Glass Window
ule has now been outlined and cedures call for invitation of an Bridge located in the northern
that this schedule will be rigidly international proposal process area of the island of Eleuthera
enforced," Mr Roberts said. for projects of this size and mag- connects the northern part of
The "unfortunate and frus- nitude. the island to the south.
rating delays" caused by the "However, my ministry's The bridge was built in 1970,
IDB procurement procedures technical officers were of the demolished and replaced.in
aside, the minister said that he opinion that the most expedi- 1989.
was happy that the project can tious and effect approach was In 2000, the ministry in col-
now move forward with gov- to have negotiated with Baird laboration with the Inter Amer-
ernment funding. and Associates for the prepa- ican Development Bank
It is estimated that the ration of the final design and appointed the coastal engineer-
detailed design and production bid documents," Mr Roberts BRADLEY Roberts ing firm of WF Baird and Asso-
of drawings and bid documents said. ciates to'carry out engineering
would take around five to six Nevertheless, despite negoti- studies for a replacement
months. ating with Baird for the final Feasibility Study of the pro- bridge.
The construction of the cause- design of the causeway, the min- posed causeway be undertaken The studies indicated that the
way is estimated to take some 18 istry could not obtain the in order to qualified for IDB replacement of a bridge at the
to20monthsfollowingcomple- required statement of "no funding. existing,location was not a
tion of the design work. objection" from the IDB. The main qualifying condi- viable option and that a cause-
Mr Roberts said that his min- The IDB further mandated tion which this economic feasi- way on the Caribbean side was
istry encountered a number of that an expensive Economic ability study was to achieve was preferred.



Teacher warns young people



not to enter the profession


* By JAMAAL DAWKINS
CONDITIONS tor educators
in the Bahamas have become
so bad that one teacher is warn-
ing young people to stay away
from the profession.
The teacher, who wanted to
remain anonymous, told The
Tribune that conditions are so
bad, she would advise her own
children against choosing the
same profession as she did.
"Teaching here in the
Bahamas is not an easy job. The
students are so rude and there is
nothing that is really being done
about discipline. Throughout
my experience I have learned
how to deal with the kids but
for a new teacher today, it is


very hard," she said.
The teacher noted that over
the past three years, she has
observed that many young per-
sons who come into the teach-
ing industry find themselves
unable to cope with the lack of
discipline among students.
She said that something
needs to be done about disci-
pline in the classrooms because
new teachers are continuing to
"slip through the cracks" los-
ing interest in education.
She emphasised the need for
an increased male presence in
classrooms. "because the boys
need to see that the job of a
teacher-is not only for women
but meiidOo."
Minister of Education. Sc,-


ence and Technolog\ Alfred
Sears responded: "The reason
why there is shortage of male
teachers, I think, reflects the
trends within the wider society
of male under-achievement.
"Males are being distracted
within the communities because
of drugs. dysfunctional families.
and the expectation in terms of
material acquisition \ery quick-
ly and they therefore desire to
go into the work place prema-
turely before the completion of
school."
Director of Education Cecil
Thompson said: "If you look at
the statistics you would find that
we on the male side do as "ell
as the females in primary school
but %hen %e get to the high


school, you will find that the
males fall victim to any number
of situations including the drugs,
alcohol and gangs and so on.
"The best way to guard
against that is to have more
male teachers in the schools for
boys to look up to. We imple-
mented the teacher cadet pro-
gramme to get more Noung men
mivol'ed in education."
Mr Thompson added that
teachers such as The Tribune's
source, who are deterring young
persons from joining the pro-
fession, "do not have the chil-
dren's best interest at hear."
President of the Bahamas
Union of Teachers Ida Poitier-
Turnquest %as unavailable for
comment.


THE TRIBUNE


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THERBUNETHUIRA OCTOBBIER 19, 2006, EI
LOA NW


0 In brief

Man accused
of raping
20-year-old
woman

A 35-year-old Augusta Street
man was arraigned in Magis-
trate's Court yesterday in con-
nection with a.rape charge.
Levard McKenzie is accused
of raping a 20-year-old woman
on Friday, October 13.
McKenzie was arraigned
before Magistrate Marilyn
Meeres and was not required
to enter a plea to the charge.
He was remanded into cus-
tody and will return to court
today for a bail hearing.

Attorney
charged with
hate crime in
Barbados

. BARBADOS
'-Bridgetown
A BARBADIAN man has
been charged with a hate-crime
assault for allegedly beating a
black teenager with his son as
the victim walked through an
upscale Bridgetown suburb,
according to Associated Press.
Mark Goodridge, a 53-year-
old attorney of mixed-race
ancestry, was charged late Tues-
day with assault and inciting
racial hatred. His 23-year-old
son, Simon Goodridge, has
been charged with assault.
During the alleged attack,
which witnesses said left the 15-
year-old boy crumpled on the
street, police said Goodridge
shouted a racial epithet. The
victim was treated for minor
injuries at a local hospital.
Police have not said what
might have prompted the Octo-
ber 6 attack.
A judge released the
Goodridges Wednesday on
US$5,000 bail each. They were
not required to enter a plea, and
the two men and their lawyer
chose not to speak with
reporters. They are due back in
court on December 11.

US firm buys
resort in
British Virgin
Islands
US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Charlotte Amalie

A US development firm has
bought a luxury resort on this
British Caribbean territory's
second largest island, a compa-
ny official said Wednesday.
Michigan-based Victor Inter-
national Corp. bought Biras
Creek Resort, situated on 140
acres on Virgin Gorda island,
for an undisclosed sum on Mon-
day, said company spokes-
woman Jaime Rae Turnbull.
The firm will refurbish the
boutique resort's 33 suites by
December, she said. A new spa
and an enhanced marina and
docks are also planned for the
resort in Virgin Gorda's North
Sound.
The resort was the first
Caribbean property bought by
Victor International.










THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 19TH
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noon ZNS News Update
12:05 Immediate Response (cont'd)
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MPs pay tribute to Butch





Kerzner and his legacy


* By ALISON LOWE

MEMBERS of parlia-
ment yesterday expressed
their condolences following
the death of Butch Kerzner,
CEO of Atlantis, speaking
of the breadth of the impact
Mr Kerzner had on the
Bahamas not only in the
tourism industry, but on
society as a whole.
Speaking in the House of
Assembly, members, includ-
ing the prime minister, attor-
ney general, deputy leader
of the opposition and deputy
prime minister spoke from
professional and personal
experience about their sor-
row over the loss of Mr
Kerzner, and their apprecia-
tion for the legacy that his
business acumen and phil-
anthropic character helped
to create in the Bahamas.
A recurring theme was the
description of Mr Kerzner
as a man who stood out
among investors.
Members said he was not
the "typical" developer, but
one who had genuine con-
cern for the country and its
people over and above the
profit he could wean from it.
Deputy Prime Minister
Cynthia Pratt said Butch -
a man who she described as
a "personal friend" had
asked that he and his son be
allowed to tour her St Cecil-
ia constituency, so that his
son could see "that there's
another part of life to what
he's accustomed to."
It was after this tour that
the 42-year-old CEO began
to donate to the constituen-
cy, helping elderly people
repair their homes, and giv-
ing, children toys at Christ-
mas time.
According to Mrs-Pratt,
Mr Kerzner requested that
his generosity not be publi-
cised, and it was only at her
insistence that he conceded -`
as she was keen to show the
Bahamian people that 'a
foreign investor is interested
in the people."
"Though he was small in
stature, he had a heart of
gold," she said.
Attorney General Allyson
Maynard-Gibson, MP for
Pinewood another con-
stituency which benefited
from Mr Kerzner's philan-
thropy described Mr
Kerzner as "dependable and
reliable."
"Butch Kerzner did exact-
ly what he said he was going
to do," said Mrs Maynard-
Gibson.
"Only in (their) dreams
were Pinewood residents
able to envisage the kind of
recreational facilities Mr
Kerzner funded for them,"
she said.
Tennyson Wells, MP for
Bamboo Town, said he
believed something "very
significant" had happened
since Mr Kerzner invested
in the Bahamas.
Mr Wells pointed out how
employees of the company


* BUTCH Kerzner

now have "the same special
privileges" in the financial sec-
tor as public servants.
According to Mr Wells, the
Atlantis "training programme"
has served to ensure that any-


one employed by Kerzner Inter-
national is like a "special breed"
in Bahamian society in terms of
skills and employability.
"The Bahamas is a lot better
off thanks to the vision and
foresight of the Kerzner fami-
ly," agreed Brent Symonette,
deputy leader of the opposition.
SExtending his condolences,
and condolences on behalf of
his constituents also to the
employees at Kerzner Interna-
tional, Mr Symrnonette said many
felt they had "lost a family
member"
Alvinm Snmith, MP for North
Eleuthera. described as "heart-
warming" how post September
11 200.1, Mr Kerzner continued
to "plan for expansion" on Par-
adise Island ensuring that the
Bahamas was not so hard hit by
the economic downturn follow-
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Alfred Sears, minister for
education, called Butch a
"humanitarian", stating that it
was "not well known the extent
and depth of co-operation
between Mr Kerzner and our
national education system."


All extended condolences on
behalf of themselves, and their
constituents to Sol Kerzner and
the Kerzner family.
"He has left his footsteps in
the sands of our Bahamian
country," said Mr Symonette.


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Sanctions fallacy with North Korea


THERE IS LITTLE chance that the sanc-
tions on North Korea approved by the United
Nations Security Council on Saturday can com-
pel the so-called hermit kingdom to abandon its
nuclear weapons programme. But there is too
great a chance that the resolution's call for UN
member states to conduct "inspection of cargo
to and from" North Korea will lead to firefights
at sea.
This is why North Korea's foreign ministry
has warned that "the resolution cannot be con-
strued otherwise than as a declaration of war."
It is also why China's ambassador to the UN has
said his country will not inspect cargo going to
or coming from North Korea.
As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice trav-
els to Asian capitals, she can expect to hear
complaints from South Korea and China over
the Bush administration's policy of preferring
sanctions to genuine negotiations with North
Korea. The leaders of those two countries,
which would be directly affected by violent con-
frontations at sea, are justified in asking hard
questions about how the administration intends
to implement the blockade it has sought to
impose on North Korea.
What are the rules of engagement supposed
to be? On the basis of what kind of intelligence,
are the blockades to order North Korean ves-
sels to allow themselves to be boarded on the
high seas?
'The UN resolution obliges member states to


prevent not only "illicit trafficking in nuclear,
chemical, or biological weapons, their means
of delivery, and related materials," but also the
transit of "luxury goods." Does this mean that
enforcers of the blockade are expected to risk an
exchange of fire with North Korean ships
because of a suspicion that they might be car-
rying French champagne or 20-year-old Scotch
that North Korea's dictator, Kim Jong II, may
want to distribute to his generals?
Beijing's refusal to participate in a blockade
reflects not merely a fear that a North Korean
implosion could drive millions of refugees into
China. China's solution to its North Korean
problem is to avoid, in the short term, any desta-
bilizing confrontation with Pyongyang while
encouraging the North to emulate China's for-
mula of free-market reforms combined with
continued communist rule.
But the world's North Korea problem is the
spectre of Pyongyang peddling a nuclear device
to the highest bidder.
China can't solve that problem. Indeed, the
Chinese have failed abjectly at changing North
Korea's behaviour.
Only America can grant the package of ener-
gy supplies, economic assistance, and security
assurances that the North consistently demands
as the price for divesting itself of its nuclear,
and missile programmes. Instead of imposing
risky and futile sanctions, President Bush ought
to be trying to cut that deal.


What does




the Baptist




Parade mean?


EDITOR, The Tribune
FOR years now I have
watched the Baptist Church's
annual parade and often asked
the question: Can anyone state
to me what has been the signif-
icant contribution of the Baptist
Church in the Bahamas? Since
then, and having revealed that I
am Catholic, all what happened.
is that the Catholic Church
came under attack and two
fruitless attempts were made to
answer the question. So I am
going to withdraw my question
for the purpose of all, and put
my views on this question in
sharper focus.
The Baptist account for about
35 per cent of the total popula-
tion of the Bahamas that is
about 105,000 people out of a
population of approximately
300,000. Bethel Baptist Church
is the oldest Baptist Church in
The Bahamas established in
1801 by Prince Williams (a
freed Negro slave from South
Carolina, USA) and his associ-
ates.
There was the tendency for
black Baptist churches to break
up into splinter sects when
groups differed on minor doc-
trinal points or cohered around
rival personalities, and ambi-
tious pastors carried their
adherents with them to form
new churches. By 1900, there
were no less than six doctrinal
factions and several other inde-
pendent churches; they were


loosely joined in the 1970s when
the Baptist sought a resolution
through national consolidation
as the National Baptist Con-
vention.
The church count in the
Bahamas runs like this Angli-
cans (15 per cent), Roman
Catholics '(14 per cent),
Methodists (4 per cent) and the
other churches sharing the bal-
ance of the population with
atheists, Jews, and non-Christ-
ian religions.
My purpose for asking this
question is that as a Catholic
Christian I firmly believe that
Jesus is not so much concerned
about how we dress up every
Sunday and go to church, but
simply this ... how the church
embraces the social teachings
of the gospel... whatsoever you
do to these my least, you have
done to me.
Our country has many chal-
lenges and our people grapple
with difficult issues, including
materialism, the spread of the
HIV/AIDS epidemic, youth
gangs, a 55 per cent or higher
illegitimacy rate, teenage preg-
nancies, family breakdown, high
crime rate, and low level of edu-
cation. I feel every single church
must play a significant role in
addressing the real problems


and needs of the Bahamian
people.
Bahamians are very materi-
alistic and part of it came and ,
was stimulated by the growth
of tourism since the 1970s and
the drug money of the 1980s.
But I venture to say that the
church has helped this to grow
over the years.
The Bahamas ranks fourth in
the region in the number of
HIV/AIDS cases. Promiscuity
and hypocrisy are to blame for
some of the social problems.
The level of criminality in the
country is a direct result of the
amoral, promiscuous and total-
ly shameless behaviour of
Bahamian society, from top to
bottom. Far too many children
are born out of wedlock. Far
too many settle to blame the
Haitians for our situation.
I am of the view that the Bap-
tist churches have to come forth
and right now. In my view the -
Baptist churches are too self *
centred on earthly gain and not
working in unison to be the -
effective force for change that is
expected of the largest church in
the Bahamas.
I could be wrong and if I am
you can enlighten me. *
The Bahamas, the capital of
the world.
Please register to vote. The
SPLP will and must be defeated!
PETER T CAREY
Nassau
October 17 2006


THE SIGHT of Gerry Adams across the
table from lan Paisley would have been unthink-
able in Northern Ireland a few years ago. Yet a
delegation from Paisley's Democratic Union-
ist Party and Adams's Sinn Fein, with their lead-
ers at the head, met Tuesday thanks to the
efforts of the British and Irish governments and
the people of Northern Ireland themselves, who
have embraced the decade-long peace process,
albeit grudgingly at times. Now Sinn Fein needs
to endorse the policing apparatus established in
2001 to make sure that Northern Ireland is niev-
er again riven by sectarian violence.
Paisley, Adams, and the others gather to dis-
cuss the implementation of changes in the 1998
Good Friday agreement that would enable Pais-
ley to become first minister of Northern Ire-
land, with Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness as his
deputy. The British and Irish governments pre-
sented these amendments to the Northern Ire-
land political parties last weekend.
Paisley's seeming acceptance of the amend-
ments was made easier by a monitoring com-
mission's report earlier this month that the Irish
Republican Army had continued to dismantle its
war-making apparatus. Sinn Fein is the IRA's
political arm, and its commitment tW non-vio-
lence is in doubt so long as Sinn Fein refuses to
join the oversight bodies intended to legitimize
the Police Service of Northern Ireland in com-
munities where the IRAL has dealt out vigilante
justice.


The British and Irish governments, in their
statement, insisted that all parties endorse the
police service and encourage their supporters to
join. Adams refused Monday to commit Sinn
Fein, but the'party leadership knows it has to
* come around on policing soon if it wants to be a
force in both Northern Ireland and the Irish
Republic.
The Democratic Unionists haven't approved
the amendments yet, but the anti-Catholic Pais-
ley signalled that change was coming when he
met with the leading Catholic prelate in Ire-
land last week. Paisley has already gained the
support of Britain and Ireland for revisions to
the Good Friday agreement that would enhance
the power of the leading party. And once Sinn
Fein backs the police, the Democratic Unionists
will lose their rationale to keep saying "no."
DUP and Sinn Fein acceptance are made eas-
ier by a British and Irish commitment of signif-
icant economic aid. The United States won't
be giving any, but it did help by assigning as
special envoy Mitchell Reiss, who applied pres-
sure on Sinn Fein to support the police. Almost
everyone in Northern Ireland knows that the old
days of sectarian violence are over. The DUP
and Sin Fein now need to form a government
that will build on peace to create economic
opportunities.
.(e These articles are from The Boston Globe
-2006)


Shocked at BTC material


EDITOR, The Tribune
irri
I RECEIVED a nasty shock
the other day when I went to
purchase a phone card from my
favourite vendor. There was a
sign on the door that said:
"Effective September 15 phone
cards will be sold for $20.00.
This was authorised by BTC." I
spoke with the manager who
informed me that he had
received a letter from BTC
which gave instructions to sell
the phone cards for no less than
$20. He was under the impres-
sion that if he did not comply,
there would be repercussions.
A red flag immediately went
up in my head. What happened
to the free market system in the
Bahamas? The last I heard, we
still a democracy and there is
to the best of my knowledge,
no government price control
except on few breadbasket
items. I realise that BTC has
the monopoly on telecommu-
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seems to me that this should not
include auxiliary items.
If BTC is the wholesaler for
phone cards, in a free-market
system, the vendor would be
the one to determine profit
margin and how he achieves it.
This is what competition is
about and that is how the public
benefits. The equaliser in this
situation should be business
opportunity. The more astute
businessman would be the most
successful and the public would
get good prices, that is how the
system works. We need to stop
perpetuating laziness and issu-
ing handouts in this country.
A decision to sell the phone
cards for no less than $20 by a
Government Corporation,
which holds the monopoly on
a product and service smacks
of political interference. One
could assume that some ven-
dors complained to some politi-
cians that they were not selling
their phone cards because other
vendors were selling them


Constant


cheaper so "Big Brother" made
a unilateral decision to force all
vendors to sell at the same price
or else! Something seems rot-
ten in the Bahamas! While
we're at it, why don't we ensure ,
that every store in the country *
that sells cell phones, sells them'
for the same price or better still,:
why don't we .revoke the
licences of those shops so that '
BTC can be the sole vendor for
cell phones and all of the acces-
sories.
Maybe we should just forget r
about this little thing called
democracy and free market sys-
tern and just become a socialist '
country like Cuba. After allwe.*
Bahamians can't think for our-
selves we need Government to
do it for us.
It is may humble opinion that ,
this decision ought to be revis- 1
ited.
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THE TRIBUNE


L OCALNEWS


o In brief

Clothing
store to host
first fashion
show


Pinder describes accounts




of toxic leaks as 'mischief


The clothing franchise Fash-
ion Hall will host its first fashion
show on Saturday, October 20,
at 1pm.
The show, which will he held
at centre court in the Mall at
Marathon, will feature fall and
spring fashions that are avail-
able at Fashion Hall stores at
the Mall at Marathon; Royal
Palm Mall, and two stores in
the Town Centre Mall.
Models, including Miss Teen
Bahamas, Gabriel Cash; Miss
Earth, Channa Cius; and
Bahamian entertainer, Tanya
Hanna, will showcase casual,
dress and professional clothes.
Abigail Minns, sales and
marketing manager for Fashion
Hall, said that 20 years ago the
company began as a "common
$19.99 store" but has now.
grown "tremendously".
"I think people still have that
$19.99 mentality about us, that
we don't have the styles they like.
But with this fashion show we
want to let them know that we
have the same fashionable clothes
as other high-priced stores, but
at cheaper prices," said Ms Minns.

No injuries
after inmates
attack guards-
in jail
* GUYANA
Georgetown
THREE inmates awaiting trial
on murder charges clashed with
guards in a dormitory at an over-
crowded jail in Guyana's capital,
a prison official said Wednesday,
according to Associated Press.
The unarmed prisoners
attacked the guards as they con-
ducted a cell block patrol late
Tuesday, prison director Dale
Erskine said.
No one was seriously hurt but
heavily armed soldiers and
police were rushedto George-.
town Piison to pre'.ni :6\ fur-
ther disturbances."


-S 1 fM By ALISON LOWE

S HI B U IT appears that "mischief is
S_ afoot" with regard to com-
plaints of toxic poisoning in
1 I Long Island, according to direc-
4 I tor of Environmental Health
.3e.ine MRon Pinder.
Mr Pinder said this mischief
appears to have been perpe-
itrated by "a number of persons.
who have had dealings with the.
company involved."
He was speaking on his inves-
tigation into claims that an
industrial facility on the island is
causing ill health among resi-
dents.
Rumours and misinforma-
.4: R tion have been disseminated,"
he said, declining t6 explain the,
matter in any further detail.
Mr Pinder did add, however,
that doctors had been dis-
patched to the. island to carry
loutmedical assessments Of
those living around the facility,
'in addition to an investigation
undertaken last week by offi-
cers from his department.
0 RON Pinder Mr Pinder's claims.came as


Inventor claims lawyers refuse

to represent him in patent case


A BAHAMIAN inventor
claims his attempts to take
action against US attorneys in
connection with his failure to
get properpalints have repeat.
edly failed -"because.lawyeis
don t sue lawyers.,
Anthony D C.iliI who is
based in the US, said that
because the target of his case is
a law firm, he cannot find an
attorney willing to represent
hinm.
"I have tried over and over
again to get a law firm to rep-
resent me in a malpractice.law
suit, but.I ke fep .gcl in I ie. I LIi-
ari unid Fin ill., 1'i1e %.i firm 1
ailed, -the lawyer just said-


lawyers don't sue lawyers.
* "I then said to the lawyer (if)
that meant lawyers are above
the law'? He said no. it just
means a tot of law firms and
lawyers will not go against each
other regardless."
Mr Collie said he is the
inventor of a very strong house
roof truss and -rfter tie brack-
et sysirem calledd the 'Tornado
and Hurri'-'ne Roof Tie"
which has the potential to save
lives during natural disasters.
He claims that the lawsuit he
wishes.to pursue againstAttLr-
neys from a US-based firm has
to do ith i-sues arising trom
his patent applications. in


"I have been trying from
last year to get a law firm to .
represent me," he said.
Mr ollie claims that he has
spent .id ,'- ll years on
the inventions and spent
$30,0 on his three US
patents.
'"I1 even borrowed money
from my family to start my
inventions and I never expect-
ed this to happen to me," he
said.
Mr Collie also claims to have
sent his complaints to the
Attorney Grievance Coinmis-
sion in the state where [he b\ la
firm in questions based. --bbut
so far, nothing has happened.


part of a response to a request
from MP for Long Island and
Ragged Island, Larry
Cartwright, that the results of
the investigation into the com-
plaints be made public.

Report

Mr Pinder explained that the
report had not yet been tabled
in parliament because investi-'
gations were continuing, with
the.initial findings currently
under review by the Ministry of
Health.
SSeveral residents in Mr
Cartwright's constituency have
been diagnosed with respirato-
ry problems, which a local pul-
monologist has. identified as


potentially resulting from expo-
sure to toxic fumes emitted
from a boat-building operation
within a residential area on the
island.
Stating that he was "not too
sure" of the "mischief' to which
Mr Pinder referred, Mr
Cartwright requested that the
results of the report be made
public and available as soon as
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LnOCALNEWS


A.1,B


Attempted demolition is



set to be investigated


* By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
AN INVESTIGATION is to
be launched into the attempted
demolition of the historic Cas-
cadilla House.
Dr Keith Tinker of the Antiq-
uities, Monuments and Museum
Corporation told The Tribune
yesterday that he will continue
to lobby for government to
amend the existing legislation in
relation to historic monuments.
He said that as it stands, the
maximum penalty for offenders
in these matters is $10,000 with
the possibility of short-term
imprisonment, but that it had
not yet been decided if prosecu-
tion should take place.
On Tuesday concerned
employees of the law firm Cal-
lendars and Co and HG Christie


realty company on East Street
north became alarmed when
they saw a bulldozer about to
tear down Cascadilla House, a
colonial-style home built in the
1840's, and the former home of
the late realtor, Sir Harold
Christie.
According to Ms Royann
Lowe of Callendars, "I could not
believe it when I saw that the
bulldozer was going to destroy
this historic site" so she imme-
diately alerted the local media.
The small group of concerned
citizens told The Tribune that
they knew that Cascadilla House
was not only a Nassau landmark
but that it was also listed as an
historic landmark.
Minutes later, Dr Tinker
arrived on the scene, and, with
the small group of protesters,


prevented the house from being
demolished.
The bulldozer had already
destroyed part of the house's
remaining roof.
Dr Tinker said that he had
already reported the matter to
the Department of Physical
Planning, and that the Antiqui-
ties Corporation and the depart-
ment will be carrying out a
full investigation into the inci-
dent.
He said that after this, the best
course of action would be decid-
ed.
Dr Tinker said that the cor-
poration would continue to urge
government to amend the exist-
ing law on historic sites, so that
the penalty could be made up to
a maximum of $500,000 for
future infractions.


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Call for protection



of landmarks after



demolition attempt


A NEW call for more strin-
gent protection of Nassau's his-
toric landmarks came yesterday
after bulldozers mo ed in on
Calcadilla House, former home
of the late realtor Sir Harold
Christie.
Conservationists believe
harsh penalties should be
imposed on property owners
who neglect old homes until
they fall into a dangerous state.
A group led by historian Dr
Keith Tinker halted demolition
work on the East Street prop-
erty on Tuesday evening.
They pointed out that Cas-
cadilla House is not only a Nas-
sau landmark, but also a listed
historic monument.
Cascadilla, a colonial-style
home built in the 1840s, is now
owned by businessman Ray-
mond Worig.


The building has been deteri-
orating badly for several years,
with Mr Wong claiming it
would cost a fortune to restore,,
the house to its former glory.
In its heyday during the
Christie years, Cascadilla played
host to prominent figures like
Lord Mountbatten, the holiday
camp king Sir Billy Butlin and
many more major names ofthe
time.
Sir Harold and Lady Christie
used to give elegant soirees for
their friends, and were particu-
larly proud of Sir Harold's
library of rare books about
Bahamian history.
Following Sir Harold's death
in 1973, Lady Christie was the
last person to live in Cascadilla
officially, though it was later
used as offices by the real estate
firm H G Christie, which Sir
Harold founded in 1922.
However, for many years
now it has been crumbling, with
its balconies and verandahs
overrun by creepers.
,In a Tribune INSIGHT fea-
ture in April, 2000, Mr Wong
accepted that Cascadilla had
been badly neglected, but said a
lot of money would be needed
to restore it. He said incentives
and financial help were
"absolutely necessary" for
restoration projects of this kind.
Even Dr Tinker himself
admitted at the time that it
would cost at least one million
dollars to get Cascadilla back
into shape, citing historic homes
in the Family Islands that were
costing $100,000 to buy but
$400,000 or more to restore.
June Maura of the Bahamas
Historical Society said then that
Sir Harold would have been dis-
tressed to see the state into
which the house had fallen.
"I think the house meant a
great deal to him," she said,
adding that she hoped new duty
concessions on restoration pro-
jects would help save the build-
ing.
Cascadilla, which changed
hands several times before Sir
Harold bought it in the 1950s, is
one of several derelict historic
properties in Nassau.
The Old Cotton Ginny
House in East Bay Street has
been at the centre of contro-
versy for years, with owner Mrs
Betty Kenning making several


unsuccessful attempts to get
permission to demolish it.
In 1998, neighboring traders
complained because mysterious
crosses appeared on the walls',
adding one more eyesore to a
street already in desperate need
of a facelift.
Marmaduke House, one. of
Nassau's most attractive historic
properties, collapsed during
Hurricane Floyd in 1999. And"
the old Nassau Motor Company
building in Shirley Street wasl
knocked down after the fired!
was unable to give away ihe ter-
mite-infested ruin.
In the 2000 INSIG iH fea
ture, it was claimed that .: 'tain
property owners delibeir' ItyQ
neglected old buildings as pag*
of a wider plan, hoping they
would eventually collapse. -
But Mr Wong categorically \
denied that was Hiis intention
with Cascadilla. In fact, in 200311.
he announced plans to conveft'I
the house into a restaurant, with
the overall structure and style
retained.
While concern grows over the
fate of many old buildings, sev-
eral fine examples of imagina-
tive restoration exist.
Villa Doyle, now the nation-
al art gallery, is one, with the
Buena Vista Hotel and Gay-
lords restaurant two other
attractive landmarks which have__
benefited from major facelifts.
Halsbury House in Shirley
Street and BalconN House i6r
Market Street are other oldf
buildings given a nem lease of.,
life.
Six years ago, Dr Tinker said
of Cascadilla: "The basic struc-
ture appears to be fine and
there doesn't seem to be any
infestation of termites. I would
say the house has probably two
more years before it gels really
bad, but I am hopeful some-
thing will have happened by'
then."
Unfortunately, nothing did
happen. With its doors broken,
its balconies drooping and its
floors undermined by tree roots,
Cascadilla is no longer ihle,
majestic oasis of calm it onceT
was.
It now remains to be see
whether this priceless piece ij
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LOCALNW


Former MP taken to court



over seafront property


A FORMER parliamentarian in
his hineties is at the centre of a court
action in which he is being asked to
relinquish any claim on a six-mile
stretch of seafront property in
Elepthera.
Mr George Baker, who was the
UBP representative for Rock Sound,
hasibeen served with a writ by the
community's commoners.
They believe any legal hold he
has on the land will block develop-
ment of the settlement, which has
about 400 households and 2,000 res-
idents.
Documents filed in the Supreme


Court include a court order of
December 11, 1953, ratifying con-
veyance of all beachfront property
to Mr Baker on condition that he
build and maintain a road separat-
ing the beachfront from the rest of
Rock Sound.
The road was, it is claimed, to be
maintained by Mr Baker until it was
taken over by a governmental author-
ity.
The document also contains an
observation by the court that Mr Bak-
er's attorney, Mr Foster Clarke, also
represented the commoners at the
Supreme Court hearing.


In addition, the suit maintains that
only one trustee Mr W H Curry,
uncle-in-law of Mr Baker was at the
hearing.
The land involved stretches south-
wards from Fish Street to the Cot-
ton Bay development, an estimated
1,000 acres.
This, it is claimed, was part of a
6,000-acre parcel of land granted by
the Crown to the four original
trustees of the Rock Sound com-
moners in 1938.
Today, there are around 1,000
commoners in Rock Sound. Five of
them formed the Rock Sound Eco-


nomic Development Association,
which says it is not recognizing Mr
Baker's claim to the land because
he failed to fulfill conditions laid
down at the time.
An association spokesman said yes-
terday: "As long as he has a claim, it
is stopping development. We want
him to formally relinquish his claim
on the land."
Mr Baker was unavailable for com-
ment yesterday.
Mrs Baker, his wife, said that the
family feels "burdened" by the situa-
tion, but declined to comment fur-
ther.


* GEORGE Baker in 1964


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create technician, grade one,
from the American Concrete
Institute.
Before his move to Baha Mar
Rolle was job captain and an
architectural technician intern
at Image Architects Inc in Car-
bondale, Illinois.
Baha Mar has said that it is
set to provide over 5,000 jobs
at full operation and indirectly
generate another 2,525 jobs
with suppliers and other parts of
the Bahamas economy.
The company is said to rep-
resent the largest single-phase
development in the history of
the Caribbean.
"When complete, the resort
will include the most prestigious
collection of hospitality brands in
the world. Baha Mar will estab-
lish a new blueprint for resort
development, creating a unique
resort metropolis in setting,
design, operation, amenities and
services," said the company's
management in a statement.


BAHA Mar has announced
the appointment of Dave Rolle
as the development's senior
draftsman.
Rolle is responsible for assist-
ing in preparing preliminary and
final construction documents
based on designs, drawings,
sketches and verbal instructions
using the cutting-edge software
AutoCAD.
When asked about his work
commitment and advice for
aspiring architects, Rolle strong-
ly replied, "Stay faithful and
true to what you do."
Rolle attended Southern Illi-
nois University and achieved a
bachelor of science degree in
architectural studies.
Before earning his bachelor's,
Rolle earned an associate
degree of applied science in
architectural technology and
computer aided design and
drafting at Elgin Community
College.
He is also certified as a con-


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honouring the life and work of
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Friday, October 20, 2006
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10:00-10:20 a.m.
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* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
MINISTER of Youth,
Sports and Housing Neville
Wisdom yesterday promised
homeowners of recently
completed subdivisions in.
Ne.\ 'Pi'- idk:nc i- ihl i all their
legitixitte complaints. <.. ill be
dealt wv(th "expeditiously".
After giving a brief
overview of the occupancy
of Dignity Gardens, Pride
Estate, and Excellence Gar-
dens number one, Mr Wis-
dom admitted that they have
experienced some challenges
with Excellence Gardens
number two mainly in
terms of electricity.'
"While the delays to the
occupancy in Excellence
Estates two is regrettable, we
are pleased to advise that the
Bahamas Electricity Corpo-
ration (BEC) has completed
all aspects of their work and the
Ministry's contractor should
have all necessary installation
completed within 24 hours.
"In addition, extra security
will continue until the electri-
cal system is completed. The
homeowners in these subdivi-
sions can look forward to the
fencing of their properties, fill
for all low lying properties, and
sod grass to commence the
landscaping process," he said.
The subdivision has been
without power for over three
weeks, forcing about 14 home-
owners to use lanterns and their
own initiative to get through
their day-to-day activities.
Director of Housing Gordon
Major blamed the delays dur-
ing a previous interview on
"internal problems" within the
sub-division's system and an
issue with the positioning of
houses in.the estate.
Mr Major explained that ini-
tially when they found that per-
sons had built outside of their
boundaries and in the verges,
thus creating a difficulty for
BEC to bypass these homes


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SNEVILLE Wisdom


with their supply because they
would not be allowed to put
poles over people's houses if


the houses extend into the
verge.
Minister Wisdom also
informed the House's mem-
bers yesterday that further
construction in the Pride and
Dignity subdivisions is being
"help up" due to a small
number of squatters who
refuse to vacate the area.
"Their cl'. Ii i.- in some
instances," Mr Wisdom said,
"has included standing in the
Sway of tractors to prevent
Sthe breaking down of shacks
which are without occupancy
certificates and are health
hazards.
"Mr Speaker,, I have
instructed officials in my
ministry to request of the
Attorney General office
assistance in procuring evic-
tion orders from the courts;
after which the assistance of
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force will be secured, to
ensure the legal and humane
execution of the orders," he
said.


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0 In brief

New mailboat
and container
ship toA
serve Abaco


Abaco residents alarmed as




Haitian landings increase


ABACO's booming econo-
my has created the need for a
bigger mailboat and container
ship to serve the island.
The mailboat Legacy is to be
replaced by the Legend, which
has greater capacity, and the
Triton Express owned by Aba-
co Shipping will be replaced by
a bigger vessel of the same
name.
The new Triton Express,
along with the Duke of Topsail,
will continue to serve Abaco's
cargo needs, calling at Nassau
and Florida. The Legend will
work between Nassau and
Marsh Harbour.
A resident said: "Abaco is
booming to such an extent that
demand is growing in all areas.
These bigger vessels are a
reflection of the economy."

Minister
visiting island
for talk about
violence

SOCIAL Services Minister
Melanie Griffin accompanied
by Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson
will visit Abaco today to address
residents on domestic violence
laws and other related matters.
They will talk at a public
meeting scheduled for tonight
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THERE is growing alarm in
Abaco over the Haitian prob-
lem and continued landings
of immigrants during the night
hours.
Residents at Sweetings Vil-
lage and Bahamas Coral Isle
say Haitians are coming
ashore all the time, swelling
aQ already sizeable immigrant
population.
"Nothing is being done
about it and the settlements
in Marsh Harbour are getting
bigger and bigger," a resident
told The Tribune last night.
Abaconians are alarmed
over immigration on two
fronts the failure to deal ade-
quately with the influx of ille-
gals, and the apparent reluc-
tance to give status to children
of Haitian parentage born in
the Bahamas.
"The fact is we. need
Haitians in Abaco's buoyant
economy, but something must
be done to control immigra-
tion and acknowledge those
who have been here for
years."
Unlike Nassau, where most
Haitians are gardeners or
domestic helpers, Abaco has
a large population of skilled
Haitian labour, including
masons, plumbers and car-
penters.
In fact, without their help,
locals claim the island's con-
struction industry would be in
trouble.
With Haiti itself continuing
to be both impoverished and
dangerous, Abaco is seen by
more and more immigrants as
a promised land.
Both The Mud and Pigeon
Pea the two shanty settle-
ments in Marsh Harbour are
growing, according to locals.
And government warnings
of mass demolition of slum
ii.' L Imnt, has come to noth-
ing, they add.
"The problem is that the
Haitians now know the gov-
CrunmcIn iuer aieatis what ii.
says. so iley s.is i' Ii.l and
build where and when they
like.
"The government has said
for years now that it is going to


* A HAITIAN immigrant
picked up at sea
build new low-cost sub-divi-
sions for the immigrants, but
nothing ever happens.
"Local government here
was asked by central govern-
ment in Nassau for recom-
mendations on sites for the
new housing projects, but since
being given those recommen-
dations, nothing has been
done."
Abaconians also fear that
"stateless" youngsters born in
the Bahamas of Haitian par-
ents will become increasingly
angry as time goes on, creating
yet another social problem..
One resident said: "The
government needs to deal with
this situation, but I believe
they aren't for political rea-
sons,
"They feel that giving these
Haitians status would not play
well alongside their Bahami-
anisation policies."
The appointment of a new
immigration officer Mr
Spence Dorsett has, however,
raised hopes in some quarters.
Many believe Mr Dorsett,
has brought a fresh approach
to the island's immigration dif-
fiClties and will act wfth bith
firminess' anid compassiond:' ''
''He seems to be thde'lht
kind of man to deal with what
is admittedly a tricky prob-
lem," said one source.


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Censure vote in Jamaica over donation


K JAMAICA
Kingston
THE Jamaican government
survived a censure vote in Par-
liament after a scandal over
the ruling party's acceptance
ofa US$470,000 donation from
aDutch-based commodities


firm, according to Assopciated
Press.
Prime Minister Portia Simp-
son Miller, defending herself
during the debate Tuesday,
denied any wrongdoing in her
first public remarks since the
gift from Trafigura Beheer BV
was revealed two weeks ago.


"This government is not for
sale," she said.
Voting strictly along party
lines late Tuesday night, law-
makers rejected the no-confi-
dence measure by a 33-23 mar-
gin.
The opposition Jamaica
Labour Party, run by Bruce


Golding, had sought the
removal of the government and
new elections, saying the admin-
istration had lost the moral
authority to govern.
Trafigura, a privately held
company that has handled a
Jamaican oil contract for more
than a decade, has said it
regrets any misunderstanding,
and stressed that donating
funds to a political party is not
prohibited under Jamaican
law. n Ail
Officials with the ruling Peo- Y ||
ple's National Party maintain
that the Trafigura money was
being donated for use in its gen-
eral election campaign, but the
company said it believed it was
contributing to a fund related *
to its oil contract.
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ously misrepresenting a legiti-
mate donation, but has ordered
the money returned neverthe-
less to reinforce confidence in
her government.

Investigation

Golding still wants an inves-
tigation into possible influence
peddling, and said he is disap-
pointed the prime minister did
not address the government's
current relationship with
Trafigura or whether it would
renew its contract with the com-
pany.
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the state-owned Petroleum Cor-
poration of Jamaica for more
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Christie said last week that he
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THE TRIBUNE


Butch Kerzner was an



inspirational leader


A FEW years ago I had
an opportunity to
hear Howard Butch Kerzner
address a group of graduates at
the College of The Bahamas.
When he began his address
he said that he did not believe in
five-year plans. This immedi-
ately struck me as odd, given
that this young man was the
executive of a multi-million
enterprise that had to be
focused on long-term planning.
Yet he went on to explain
that the problem with five-year
plans or long-term plans was
that they ignored how dynamic
the world was. He noted that
in an ever-changing world, one
had to be able to make rapid
adjustments to life's altered cir-
cumstances so that one could
properly seize opportunities and
meet challenges.
Butch's sentiments were quite
interesting at the time but seem
even more insightful in light of
his most recent transition in life.
Indeed, it was a shock to
learn that he had come to such
an untimely death. Butch
Kerzner was a wonderful per-
sonality from my encounters
with him. He was humble, gra-
cious, unassuming and person-
able.
If one did not know, one
would not believe that he was
such an accomplished person
from so affluent a family. He
had a keen mind and a focused
disposition. His achievements
on behalf of the Kerzner Group
have already been significant
and one only wonders what else
he might have achieved had he
lived longer.
Nevertheless, he has demon-


STRAIGHT UP TALK

Z H I VAR GO L A I N G


guard the integrity of its inter-
nationally integrated tourism
and financial services sectors in
a world where international
security threats and interna-
tional tax pressures impose rigid
regulations on their clients?
How do we improve our edu-
cation system beyond merely
improving a D+ grade to ensur-
ing that our students have the
critical thinking skills and social
intelligence needed to thrive in
a demanding world? How do
we develop an immigration pol-
icy not based on personalities,
favouritism and emotionalism
but rather one thit can assist
the overall development of our
county?
How do we curb crime in a
genuine way so that the quality
of life in our nation feels like
the paradise we pretend? How
do we slow the growth rate of
our national debt and create
greater discretionary spending
on public services that matter?
How do we genuinely
improve our healthcare system
without resorting to unsustain-
able models that will only fur-
ther burden the public purse?
How do we reduce corruption
in -government? How do we
deepen democracy in our nation
so that our citizens feel more
empowered?
How do we get the thousands
of unemployed Bahamians jobs
and improve the almost stag-
nant income of those now


One of the unfortunate things
about public affairs in the
Bahamas today is that government
S officials seem to) believe that
they can Walk around saying
"abracadabra" and things will
either appear or disappear.


strated one immutable princi-
ple of life: do all you can with all
you have while you can and
generations will benefit from
your labour.
This writer expresses sincere
condolences. to the wife, chil-
dren, father, family, friends and
colleagues of Butch Kerzner'.
We are all grateful for his con-
tribution to our nation's
progress and the hope that his
family will find comfort through
God in Christ Jesus in this their
hour of grief.
WHAT ABOUT THE
REAL ISSUES?

Let's be very clear here,
it really is not impor-
tant that a few men like Christie
and hate Ingraham. There's
nothing new about that.
If this is the be all and end
all of government in The
Bahamas then God help us all.
The bottom line in this nation,
or any nation for that matter,
is the quality of life being expe-
rienced by citizens, why they
are experiencing that quality of
life, whether anything progres-
sive can be done to improve
that quality of life and who is
best able lead that improve-
ment.
Those who feel that we are
at or near the top of our game
in this country will keep what
they've got. Those who believe
otherwise will do something
else.
In politics it is not unusual
for some people to resort to
pure character assassination.
Indeed, some of the greatest
perpetrators today were yes-
terday's greatest victims. There
is no need to get excited about
that. As the muckrakers carry
out their assignment, critical
questions remain for the con-
scientious to address.
What are some of these ques-
tions? How do we stop the rape
and abuse of our children? How
do we improve the golden years
of our senior citizens? How do
we ensure that average Bahami-
ans have the dignity of owner-
ship in their own land? How
does The Bahamas sustain and
improve its economic standards
in a globalised, free trading
world where international cap-
ital is becoming more discrimi-
nating every day?
How does The Bahamas safe-


employed? How do we improve
housing in our nation without
sustaining a public hpusing sys-
tem of patronage and poor
quality in the name of afford-
able homes? The list of ques-
tions could go on and on.

hese are the issues that
matter and while some
suck up to their favourite per-
sonalities, these questions
remain the order of the day.
Sensationalism may win the day
in some 'quarters of this nation
but rationalism is what will
address the important issues
that will improve the quality of
life for average Bahamians. This
is what should matter to all who
have an interest in public life.
We all have our run-ins with
personalities and we all have
our warm moments with oth-
ers.
However, in leadership, per-
sonality is form not substance,
The substance of leadership is,
dmong other things,.judgment,
decision-making, vision, focus,
compassion, caring and execu-
tion.
In the end, leadership is
about results. If the nation likes
the results it's getting then it
will keep doing what it is doing.
However, if it wants different
results, then it must do some-
thing different. That is a uni-


versal principle of life and that
is the one principle .that per-


sonality-lovers cannot over-
come.
ABRACADABRA!

O ne of the unfortunate
things abo'i' public
affairs in The Bahamas today
is that government officials
seem to believe that they can
walk around saying "abra-
cadabra" and things will either
appear or disappear.
For example, not too long ago,
the Minister of Immigration and
Labour declared that the unem-
ployment rate was seven per cent
when, in fact, is was 10.2 per cent.
It wasn't until this writer and oth-
ers challenged his magic that he
put his wand down.
Just the other day there was a
fight in the Cabinet Room and
like magic Prime Minister
Christie declared that nothing
really happened. Now, two res-
ignations, two official apologies,
a PM press conference and
three weeks later, we are told
thaji there really was a'h.ht
In Freeport a couple eek
ago. PNI Chnstie nd cc~' came
to Freeport to break ground for
a multi-million condominium
resort project. Like magic the
tractor came and cleared down
a small plot of land for the pho-
to opportunity.
However, when the magicians
left, the tractor remained on the
side of a pile of dirt for about
two weeks and when it was
finally moved, it left one tyre
and the pile of dirt; both remain
to this day.
Similarly, the PM came and
opened The Sunset Housing sub-
division. Like magic people were
given keys to homes and certifi-
cates for their new life. However,
no sooner had the magicians left
than a number of the key-hold-
ing should-be-homeowners
found out that they had been
rejected by the Mortgage Cor-
poration in Nassau for the homes
for which they were holding keys.
Others who held keys found
themselves unable to move in
because their homes were not
completed although the sub-
division was open, no landscap-
ing and all. In Grand Bahama it
does take magic to have a sub-
division opened without meet-
ing all 'of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority's requirements.
Take the announcement that
some $18 billion in investments
have been approved. Wonderful
but the results are limited on
the ground, especially given that
unemployment remains high
and wages remain stagnant.
Like magic, David Copperfield
may have made the statute of
liberty disappear but we all
know that it didn't go anywhere.


This writer has so many of
these stories that I would need a
few pages of this newspaper to
recount them all. This is sad. In
this day and age, citizens should
not be insulted this way. We
should have a level of gover-
nance that is responsible, pro-
fessional and honest. Far too


many citizens are being frus-
trated, embarrassed and dis-
honoured by politicking and
electioneering. Magic tricks are
interesting but they have no
place in public affairs.
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Foreign missionaries recently
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problems first hand, Ms Evans said she decided to
host a "Student Forum", so that the students could
voice their concerns. "I wanted to give the students
an opportunity to voice their concerns and get rid of
all the anger, hostility, fear, hate and negative ener-
gy pent up inside." Under the theme, "Stomping out
Crime One Student at a Time", panel members,
including Cecil Thompson, the now Director of
Education, and Veronica Owens, Parliamentary
Secretary for the Ministry of Education, addressed
the students.
According to Ms Evans when the parliamentary
secretary returned to Nassau, she wrote a Minute
Paper to Creswell Sturrup, the Permanent Secretary,
to investigate her concerns and the allegations made
by the principal, students and other staff members.
"Some of the concerns expressed by the students,
which Ms. Owens found alarming, and which she
requested Ministry support with and an immediate
investigation were: Abaco Central High School needs
strong leadership, teachers are not teaching students,
students are afraid they will not be successful in
examinations.
"This is just a part of the number of insubordina-
tions that took place at Abaco Central High by the
teachers and staff. I was very shocked and disap-
pointed that after all of the complaints, the Ministry
of Education still kept every last teacher named as
lazy, lousy, rude, and disrespectful at Abaco Cen-
tral High School. What is our country coming too? No
wonder the crime rate is so high in this country. We


FROM page one

government has conducted
"major investigations into each
person to determine the bona
fideness of the persons repre-
senting themselves as being share-
holders in the purchasing compa-
ny."
Mr Christie assured the House
that due diligence is being done
and comprehensive checks are
being made. He admitted, howev-
er, that he does have concerns.
"My concerns have been
expressed from day one, but in
this country my concerns come
into being only when we are going
,to give approval for something,"
he said.
The investors have applied to
government for a 15-day exten-
sion to deal with some "technical
matters" as a result of one of the
buying partners "falling away,"
the prime minister said.
"I am aware of the application
for extension. I personally phoned
the lawyer for the persons, that I
may hear from the lawyer person-
ally whether or not the concerns
that I have always had, have been
addressed," Mr Christie said.
The resort's. closure in 2004, fol-
lowing Hurricane Frances and
Jeanne, put about 1,200 hotel staff
out of work, cutting Grand
Bahama's room inventory by one
third and increased unemploy-
ment on the island to more than 11
per cerit.
The effects of more than 1,000


Guidance counsellor

are indeed breeding criminals in our school system
and no one seems to care!
"An injustice has been done to me and I will not
rest until the Ministry of Education acknowledges
what they have done to the children of Abaco. They
sent me there to do a job. I did that but when it came
time for them to respond, everyone went deaf or
dumb.
"The problems that existed at Abaco Central High
School took place long before I came to Abaco, but
the Ministry of Education has used me as a pawn, as
their scapegoat by allowing the BUT to threaten
them with a teacher sit-in and/or a strike if I am not
removed. When asked what I have done? No one can
answer the question,'? Ms Evans said in a letter to The
Tribune.
From December lastyear to now the teachers at
Abaco Central High School "have slandered my
name, defamed my character, lobbied for my removal
and told countless fabrications about me to the Min-
istry of Education, all of which came back to me. 1 was
even mentally assessed by the Human Resources
Manager in Abaco because the teachers reported
that I am mentally unstable and needed counselling."
The Tribune contacted BUT president Ida Poitier,
but she reported that she was on vacation and would
look into it when she got back to work. The Tribune
also attempted to contact Ms Owens, but she was
out of office.


Royal Oasis
workers losing their jobs have
been felt by the entire Grand
Bahama economy; with the
resort's closure hitting the Inter-
national Bazaar.especially hard,
since the majority of its customers
were Royal Oasis guests.
Finding a solution for the Roy-
al Oasis has not been easy, and
has been a preoccupation of Gov-
ernment in its effort to revitalise
the Grand Bahama economy.
Government has said that it
wants the buyer to have the resort
model best suited for the Royal
Oasis and Freeport, a good track
record and the financing in place
to execute properly.
Currently, the casino is the Roy-
al Oasis's biggest asset, but the
fact that it has no beachfront prop-
erty means that it is most suited to
being a convention destination.
Among the most pressing issues
needing resolution is the $22 mil-
lion debt owed by Driftwood
(Freeport), the holding company
for the Royal Oasis, when it closed
the resort in September 2004.
In January 2005, the resort
owed Government $13 million in
casino taxes, another $2.7 million
to the Port Authority and its affil-
iates, $2.5 million to the National
Insurance Board (NIB), and
$550,000 to Grand Bahama-based
suppliers.
In addition, the two hotel pen-
sion funds, owed $4.1 million by,
the Royal Oasis, have obtained a


court order requiring the contri-
butions owed to be repaid to the
fund in the event of a sale.
Discussions between Govern-
ment, Lehman Brothers and a
buyer are likely to focus on how 0
many of these debts will be writ-
ten-off, how many will be repaid -
and who will be responsible for
financing those to be repaid.
Lehman Brother's has already
agreed to repay the $5 million thai
Government paid to former Roy-
al Oasis workers as severance pay.
Because of the "concerns" the
Prime Minister has about the Roy-
al Oasis, for "any number of rea-
sons" he is paying "particular per-
sonal attention to this particular
transaction" even though it is in
the portfolio of the minister
responsible for investments, Vin-
cent Peet.
"I am paying close attention in
concert with the Grand Bahama
Port Authority and we have had
meetings with respect to this mat-
ter and the concerns I have shared ,
with the relevant partners.
"I have also 'very directly and
clearly put the investors to notice
over the concerns I have and in
the initial stages people may have
thought that I had been too tough,
but there is no doubt that this is
the way forward if we want to do
what's best for our country," Mr ,
Christie said.
Nevertheless, the prime minister
continued to express his "unbri-
dled optimism" for what he knows
"is taking place with respect to
Grand Bahama."


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Daniel Smith
FROM page one
October 23 had originally been
earmarked as the date for an
inquest into Daniel's death by Mag-
istrate Linda Virgill before the coro-
ner's court was disbanded by Chief
Justice Sir Burton Hall. Instead of a
single coroner, all magistrates can
now sit as coroners to help expe-
dite the backlog of cases.
Daniel Smith was found dead on
September 10 at his mother's bed-
side in her room at Doctor's Hos-
pital. He had flown to the Bahamas
that night to see his mother and his
newly-born sister, Dannie Lynn
Hope.
As speculation continues to esca-
late on American television about
Daniel's death, Bahamian police
stressed they were not involved in
the delay of the funeral. Chief
Superintendent Marvin Dames said
that as far as the police were con-
cerned, Daniel's body had been
released for burial, stating that the
delay in holding one had nothing
to do with the police.
Anna Nicole's mother, Virgie
Arthur, told CNN's Nancy Grace
last week that she was very upset
that her "precious" grandson was
"still lying in a cold room some-
where" and had not been buried.


Keod Smith

FROM page one
immediately."
Mr Smith said that in his view
the "inconsequential private con-
S flict" on Monday, September 25,
involving Kenyatta Gibson and
himself, had taken on a life which
now threatened to taint and sully
the "spectacular record of this PLP
administration".
In concluding, Mr Smith said he
would continue to make himself
available to advise on all matters
pertaining to the environment and
governance, and that "naturally"
he would continue to serve the peo-
ple of the Mount Moriah con-
stituency as their member of par-
liament.
Mr Smith then told reporters
that the meeting was over. He start-
ed to leave the press conference
when one of the reporters asked
him if he would be standing in the
next general election for the Mount
Moriah constituency.
"I stand ready to enter the next
general election," Mr Smith replied.
Despite his comments,,and
although Kenyatta Gibson has
already apologised, Mr Smith has
yet to apologise for what he has
dismissed as an "inconsequential"
incident.


FROM page one
of the Bahamas" with the interests of
the corporation involved.
For this reason, Mr Christie
claimed he wants to ensure "the
entire package" all the regulations
and "circumstances in which (the
facility) would exist" will be avail-


PM on LNG
able to be presented before parlia-
ment at the same time.
The facility proposed would
involve the construction of a re-gasi-
fication terminal on Ocean Cay, and
an 80-mile pipeline between the
island and Florida which would


pump liquid natural gas to tme ^o
state. The LNG facility at Ocean Cay
is one of several that have been con-
sidered for approval by the govern-
ment.
Earlier this month the El Paso
Corporation, one of the three com-
panies that had initially been in nego-
tiations with government pulled out


-Daig ie taaasuui
tainty" as to whether it would allow
an LNG pipeline.
Environmentalists have been
vocal on the issue, with some claim-
ing that introducing the facility would
make the Bahamas a guinea pig for
an "inherently hazardous" industry,
and questioning why such a facility


Previously the government has
also noted concerns, ranging from
whether such terminals will fit in with
the Bahamas' tourism image, to
whether the country will be able to
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The crew of the US Coast
Guard Cutter Decisive partici-
pate in a beach clean up effort
during a visit to Nassau from
October 10 to 12.
After several weeks of
patrolling the Bahamian coast-
line with the assistance of a
Royal Bahamian Ship rider
embarked, the Command and
Crew of Decisive were finally
able to take a little time out for
themselves to enjoy the natural
S. surroundings and Nassau's
unique culture.
In an effort to express their
gratitude to the people of New
Providence, the crew of the
Decisive volunteered their last
*- day to a community relations
project clean-up efforts on a
mile stretch of Yamacraw
Beach.
With Columbus Day just a
day away, the crew of DECI-
SIVE ensured their efforts
Should allow residents and visi-
tors alike the opportunity to
enjoy a clean beach for the
three-day weekend.
Armed with positive atti-
tudes, and heavy-duty 55-gal-
lon trash bags, the crew of Deci-
sive tackled the mounds of beer
S bottles, fast food containers and
non-biodegradable materials
carelessly stacked along the
beach's coastline.
"The officials at the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health
weren't kidding when they said
this beach needed some atten-
tion" said one of the volunteers
as they arrived to the site.
The absence of trash cans and
regular visits by cleaning crews
resulted in weeks, if not months,
of neglect taking the form of
scattered rubbish all along the
beachfront.
"This is some of the most
amazing beach front I have seen
in my entire life," one Missis-
sippi native and Decisive crew
member exclaimed as he picked
up empty, sun faded Kalik bot-
tles that rested in a heap just
behind the start of the beach
sand.
-"Just a little picking up of
Trash now and then would real-
I% make this beach a fantastic
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* KANDAHAR,
Afghanistan


NATO air strikes killed
nine civilians and wounded 11
others Wednesday, a provin-
cial governor said, while 13
other civilians reportedly
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were killed in a firefight with
suspected Taliban nulilants in
southern Afghanistan, accord-
ing to As'sociared Press.
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Kandahar province, killing
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11, Kandahar Gov. Asadul-
lah Khalid said, adding that
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iban militants also were killed.
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Security Assistance Force said
the operation in Kandahar
was believed to have caused
"several" civilian casualties.
The alliance said the oper-
ation was meant to detain
people involved in roadside
bomb attacks in Panjwayi dis-
trict, which borders Zhari.
NATO said it regretted any
civilian casualties and stressed
it makes every effort to mini-
mrize the risk of such deaths
during operations.
Elsewhere, a rocket hit a
house during a nighttime
clash between suspected Tal-
iban insurgents and NATO
and Afghan security forces in
Helmand province's Grishk
district, 135 miles west of
Kandahar city, police said.' A
resident said 13 villagers,
including women and chil-
dren, died.
NATO spokesman T1.1.
Chalk said alliance jets and


Three homes are

hit in air strikes


helicopters fired rockets and
dropped bombs on Taliban
positions in the area after 2
a.m. Wednesday but could not
say if they hit a civilian house.
"For the moment, it's impos-
sible to substantiate that
claim," he said.
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using mortars in the area of
the clash.
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tant was killed and three
police were wounded in
Tajikai 'village before the
rocket slammed into the
house, said provincial police
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President Hamid Karzai
repeatedly has demanded that
NATO and U.S.-led coalition
forces take more care when
conducting military opera-
tions in residential areas to
avoid civilian casualties, which
undermine his government's
already weak standing in parts
of the country.
"The government and
NATO are fighting the Tal-
iban, and civilians are the vic-
tims," an angry Rehman told
The Associated Press.
He said the bodies had
been retrieved from the ruins
of the five-room house.
He said police were at the
house and were only allowing
relatives of the dead to get
close.
This year, southern
Afghanistan has faced the
deadliest spate in violence in
the country since the ouster
of the Taliban regime by U.S.-
led forces five years ago, as
newly deployed NATO
troops have battled resurgent
militants.
In May, 17 civilians were
killed when coalition war-
planes attacked Taliban forces
in Kandahar province.
The U.S. military, which
said dozens of militants also
died inthefighting, expressed,
regret over the deaths.


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Olmert tells Putin Russia sholuii.



help resolve Iran nuclear dispu


* MOSCOW
ISRAELI Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert appealed to Russia on
Wednesday to help block Iran from
acquiring nuclear weapons, but
Russian President Vladimir Putin,
in an apparent rebuff, offered him no
public reassurances, according to
Associated Press.
Although ties between Russia and
Israel have warmed dramatically in
recent years, they are in deep dis-
agreement over how to confront the
Iranian nuclear threat.
Israel, like the West, disbelieves
Tehran's claims that it is develop-
ing energy, and wants its nuclear
capabilities nipped. But Russia con-
tinues to build Iran's first, US$800
million nuclear reactor, and has
been a major impediment to impos-
ing U.N. sanctions on Tehran for
refusing to scale back its nuclear
ambitions.
"We don't have the privilege to


ignore the true intentions of Iran,
whose leadership publicly calls for
the destruction of the state of Israel.
Olmert said at a joint news confet-
ence with Putin after their meeting.
"The entire international communi-
ty must join ranks to block Irait;
intention of arming itself' w'
nuclear weapons,
"I teave this meeting v\nh th
sense that President Putin under
stands better than before the dc:
ger that is lurking from Iran's direct
tion, should it succeed in reahzlming.
its objectives ofl arming itself with
nuclear weapons," he added.
But Putin himself remained stoni-
ly silent, saying nothing about Iran at
the news conference.
Asked afterward in a briefing with
Israeli reporters whether he was dis-
appointed by Putinrs silence or had
received private assurances, Olmert
replied that he was convinced Putin
is "very concerned" Iran might
acquire nuclear capabilities. He


refused to go into further detail.
Israel considers Iran to be its
greatest threat, i fear compounded
by Iiarian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad's repeated calls for the
Jewish state's destiuctiin.
. Concerns about Russia's role in
the Iranian standoff weie exacer-
bated lastI month after Moscow
caved in 1o Iranian pressure and
agreed, by March, to ship fuel to the
atomic power plant it is building in
Ian. That fuel potentially could be
diverted and used to produce bombs.
Russia's supply of military tech-
nology to other Israeli enemies was
another subject Olmert addressed
after the meeting. Israel claims
Lebanon-based Hiczbollah guerril-
las used Russian missiles in their
summer war with Israel, Israel does
not accuse Russia of directly sup-
plying HIezbollah, but maintains the
arms were sold to Syria and Iran,
which sent thin on to their 1 Iczbol-
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006, PAGE 25


Storms in Greece


leave three dead;



state of emergency


on three islands


* ATHENS, Greece
HEAVY storms lashed
southeastern Greece, killing
three people and forcing
authorities to declare a state of
emergency Wednesday for
three islands, including Crete,
according to Associated Press.
Hundreds of homes and
shops were flooded and road
transport was disrupted by
falling rock and raging torrents
on the three islands, Leros and
Astypalaia in the Dodecanese,
and areas of western Crete.
Two swimmers drowned
Wednesday in rough waves off
-the holiday island of Rhodes,
officials said.
On Crete, a truck driver was
killed late Tuesday because of
mudslides near the city of
Hania, while floodwaters swept
parked cars into the sea in
coastal areas and heavy rain
caused extensive damage to
crops.
On the island's northern
coast, rescuers were searching
for a man missing since Tuesday
night after floodwaters swept
his car off the road. The vehicle
was located empty on Wednes-
day.
In southern Greece, the coast
guard rescued the five Turkish
crewmen of the Cambodia-
flagged Pasha cargo ship strand-


ed late Tuesday after suffering
engine failure in a severe gale
off Cape Maleas.
The seamen were hospital-
ized as a precaution after being
transported by helicopter to the
mainland while the vessel was
being towed to port, the Mer-
chant Marine Ministry said.
Island ferry schedules were
disrupted by gale-force winds,
which reached 10 on the Beau-
fort scale in parts of the
Aegean.
Officials said conditions had
improved since Tuesday,
though more storms were
expected on Thursday.
"The weather is better now,
although there are still high
winds and rain on Crete," a civ-
il protection agency official said.
"According to meteorological
forecasts, the weather will be
bad tomorrow (Thursday) in
the Aegean Sea, Crete, the
Dodecanese and Cyclades
islands."
A cold front gripped most of
the country Wednesday, with
the temperature dropping to
freezing in the northern city of.
Florina, and snowfall in the
mountains of north and central
Greece.
Earlier this month, parts of
northern and central Greece
also were affected by severe
flooding.


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schools were still closed nearly a week after a record-setting snowstorm,
Sand officiAls raised the toll of storm-related deaths to 12 people,
According to Associated Press.
Health officials said the deaths include one person hit by a falling tree
limb, three killed by carbon monoxide and two who died shoveling
snow.
"If you have one death it's bad," Erie County Health Commission-
er Anthony Billifier said.
The surprise storm dumped up to two feet of heavy snow on Buffa-
lo and surrounding areas last Thursday and Friday.
With round-the-clock cleanup efforts continuing, about 101,500
homes and businesses remained without power Wednesday and schools
in Buffalo and surrounding towns said they would be unable to reopen
until next week. About 380,000 people originally lost power in the
storm.
U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins criticized the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency's response as inadequate, saying the agency had
offered little guidance on reimbursement and loan programs and
snubbed the city of Buffalo during a tour of damage this week.
FENIA official defended their response, saying they had readied
generators and other equipment even before a Sunday disaster decla-
ration that made up to $5 million in cleanup funds immediately avail-
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counseling.

The successful candidate MUST:

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have minimum qualifications of a Bachelor's
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have a valid teacher's certificate or diploma
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Britain' s Blair says Muslim





veils are a sign of separation


0 LONDON
* PRIME Minister Tony
Blair said Tuesday that Islam-
ic head scarves are a sign of
separation and Britain's Mus-
limnis should be encouraged to
integrate with mainstream
society in order to improve
the quality of their lives,
according to Associated Press.
Blair's comments repre-
sented a strong stand in an
emotional debate that has
raised broad questions about
Muslim communities' ties
with the rest of Britain.
The issue gained attention
two weeks ago when former
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw,
now leader of the House of
Commons, said Muslim
women visiting his office
should remove their veils. A
Muslim teaching assistant in
northern England was then
suspended from her job for
refusing to remove a black
veil that left only her eyes vis-
ible.

Symbol
The incidents have set off
an angry back-and-forth
about a garment seen as a
symbol of some Muslims'
reluctance to fully integrate
into British life. The issue of
alienation was brought
painfully to Britons' attention
last year, when four young
British Muslims carried out
suicide bombings that killed
52 commuters on London's
transit network.
Blair said Tuesday that the
veil "is a mark of separation,
and that's why it makes other
people from outside the com-
munity feel uncomfortable."
"People want to know that
the Muslim community in par-
ticular but actually all minor-
ity communities have got the
balance right between inte-
gration and multiculturalism,"_
he said. .......


Blair said evidence shows
that "when people do inte-
grate more. they achieve
more as well. There is a rea-
son why minority communi-
ties that have integrated well
then end, up doing better,
achieving more, attaining
more."
He defended the local edu-
cation authority's handling of
the case involving the teach-
ing assistant, saying it had the
right to decide whether the
veil interfered with Aishah
Azmi's ability to carry out her
work.

Suspension
He didn't say, however,
whether he specifically sup-
ported Azmi's suspension.
She has taken her case to an
industrial tribunal, a court
that handles cases on employ-
ment law, which will make a
decision in the next. few
weeks.
The prime minister also
angrily rejected suggestions
that British foreign policy -
particularly the country's sup-
port for the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan has helped
radicalize some young Mus-
lims.
"It's absurd," he said,
.adding that opposition to the
conflicts does not justify ter-
rorism.
"If (radicals) are going to
use that as an excuse to cause
further extremism or violence,
that is a reflection on them,
it's not a reflection on the
work we are doing' in Iraq or
Afghanistan," he said.
Britain's army chief set off
a firestorm last week by
telling a newspaper that
British troops should leave
Iraq soon because they were
provoking violence rather
than preventing it.
Blair repeated his con-
tention.thalGe. .R ahaLc.,
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accord with government poli-
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leave before Iraqi troops were
ready to take over their secu-
rity duties.
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Britain's deployments in Iraq
and Afghanistan, saying both
*missions were important
"for the eCLJI it% of our coun-
ti h': sse urilt\ of the,
v. o 1 I


"'If we walk. away before the
job is done from either of
those two countries, we will
leave a situation in which the
very people that we're fight-
ing everywhere, including in
extremism in our own coutin-
try, are heartened and
emboldened and we can't
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said.
"What we've gotto1o i to.
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N MANAMA, Bahrain
A BRITISH-EDUCATED civil servant has become the
first-ever female to serve as an elected member of Bahrain's
parliament, the Gulf kingdom said Tuesday, according to
Associated press.
Eighteen women are among 221 candidates vying for seats
in the 40-member assembly in the Nov. 25 vote. But Lateefa
al-Geood was the only candidate who registered to run in her
region, meaning she has already technically won a seat,
Bahrain's official news agency said.
--Im %ry proud as a Bahraini woman to reach this point,
and I hope more than one female candidate reaches the par-
liament," al-Geood told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Thirty-one women ran in municipal and parliamentary
elections in 2002, but failed to win any seats. Bahraini women
won the right to vote a year earlier as part of a national refen-
endum that turned the small Gulf state into a constitutional
monarchy.
'" hope all Gulf states take Bahrain's example in giving
\omen political rights and the right to participate in political
acti inies." al-Geood said.
Six w omen already serve in Bahrain's upper chamber of
parliament, but the\ were appointed, not elected. Under
Bjahini rl I, al-Geood's uncontested candidacy amounts to
an electoral % ictoiN
Al-Geood holds a bachelor's degree in business adminis-
ii anton trom Helwan University in Egypt, and a master's
degree in financial management from the University of Not-
tinghlam in E ngland. She currently works in Bahrain's Min-
istry of Finance, as the head of the human resources depart-
ment.
"Tni planning to work on issues related to the economy,
unemployment and discrimination against women in the
management field" when she begins work as a lawmaker, al-
Geood said.
She will represent an area that includes the uninhabited
island of Hawar, in southern Bahrain. One analyst said her
uncontested victory was a government tactic to appease other
female candidates, who were unlikely to win their seats.
"Her victory was been pre-planned by the authorities tof
secure a place for women who were destined to lose in the
election. It is a symbolic and insignificant victory in a con-
stituenicy which is virtually empty," said Mohamnfed alfOth-
man, acoluinistfor the independent Al-Wasat daily.


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Iranian-born


American space


tourist says Russia


now third country


'in my heart'


0 U MOSCOW
ANOUSHEH ANSARI, the
Iranian-born American entre-
preneur who rode a Russian
spacecraft to the international
space station last month, said
Wednesday she now has a third
country in her heart: "Russia,
where my dream came true",
according to Associated Press.
Ansari back. on Earth after
S her 10-day adventure as the first
paying female space tourist ended
three weeks ago was feted by
Russia's space establishment at a
ceremony at Star City facility,
outside Moscow, where she had
trained for her flight.
"My heart is overflowing with
gratitude," she said in
Russian, appearing to choke back
tears.
The commander of Russia's air
force, Gen. Vladimir Mikhailov,
praised Ansari's conduct during
the trip, which reportedly cost her
US$20 million.
"For such courage, we could
have paid her the money," he
quipped, "but in that case there
would be a huge line of people
,hoping for space flights."
Ansari was honored along with
Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vino-
gradov and U.S. astronaut Jeff
Williams, who returned to Earth
with her aboard a Soyuz capsule
* after their own five-month stint
on the orbiting station.
Ansari, a 40-year-old Texas
electrical engineer and entrepre-
neur who helped finance a US$10
million prize promoting privately
financed space flight, had
returned to the United States
after her voyage.
She was back in Russia briefly
for the ceremony, which featured
a military band and a traditional
Russian offering of bread and
salt.


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The Bahamas Telecommunications Co. Ltd.
#21 John F. Kennedy Drive
P.O. Box N-3048
Nassau, The Bahamas

Companies submitting bids are invited to attend the bid opening at 3:00
pm on Friday, November 3rd, 2006 at BTC's Poinciana Drive location.

BTC reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.


YOUR CONsNEcION TO THE AODRLt


-VACANCY NOTICE

The Bahamas Telecommunicatioln Company Limited invites applications from
suitably qualified individuals for the position of MANAGER,'Interconnection
Specialist/Legal & Regulatory Affairs Department.
OBJECTIVE
To develop, manage and oversee inter-carrier arrangements with other operators
primarily from a business perspective but also for regulatory purposes in order
to proactively manage BTC's reference interconnection offer interconnection
agreements and inter-carrier arrangements and develop potential markets for
BTC wholesale carrier services.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
This position will report directly to the Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs
and Interconnection and will handle the following specific duties.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
1. To address all matters related to inter-carrier interconnection provisioning
including co-location and infrastructure sharing;
2. To assist in the development and implementation of a RIO (Reference
Interconnection Offer);
3. To assist in the development of strategy outline for inter-connection wholesale
carrier services;
4. To co-ordinate review and resolve interconnection agreement related
complaints against BTC at the preliminary stage;
5. To negotiate terms and conditions and amendments for interconnection
agreements;
6. To assist with the PUC on matters related to interconnection compliance
and regulation under the PUC licence issued to BTC;
7. To liaise with other licensed telecommunications providers on matters of
interconnection from a business perspective.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunications or Electronics Engineering
or related qualification with a minimum of ten (10) years work experience.
Possession of a Master's degree in Business Administration would be an
asset.
2. Experience in the telecommunications industry would also be an asset.
3. Strong leadership and organizational skills.
4. Strong written and verbal communications skills.
All applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy
Drive, no later than Thursday October 20, 2006 and addressed as follows:
VICE PRESIDENT
HUMAN RESOURCES, TRAINING & SAFETY
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LIMITED
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

RE: MANAGER, INTERCONNECTION SPECIALIST/LEGAL & REGULATORY AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT


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The number of tricks a side can
make is often determined by distrib-
utional factors rather than high-card
points, as witness this deal from a
match between Ireland and Italy..
The Irish declarer, Peter Pigot,
got to four hearts doubled as shown
after East, Benito Garozzo, opened
with a club, showing 16 or more
points.


West led a spade, ruffed by Pigot,
who returned the king of diamonds
and discarded a spade from dummy.
East took the ace and played another
spade, ruffed again by declarer.
Pigot now cashed the queen of
diamonds, discarding dummy's last
spade, and made the key play of a
low trump from his A-10-9, won by
East with the queen. Garozzo could
do no better than return a trump, won
by South with'the ace. .
After ruffing a diamond with
dummy's last trump, Pigot took a
club finesse, which won, and led the
SJ-10 of diamonds. West ruffed with
his high trump and played still an-
other spade, but Pigot ruffed and
scored the last two tricks with the A-
J of clubs to make four hearts dou-
bled.
Thus it was that South, with 17
points, scored 10 tricks, while East-
West, with 23 points, scored only
three.
The outcome emphasizes that
what counts in bridge is the number
of tricks you can take and not the
number of points you have. Point-
count enthusiasts eventually learn
from bitter experience that while
high-card points are a valuable
measuring rod, they are by no means
a perfect barometer of how many
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9 letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here?
In making a word, each letter
6^ Hmay be used once only. Each
Must contain the centre letter
and there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
go_ L Good 20; very good 30;
excellent 39 (or more).
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ACROSS
1 What the bird said, not to sound
expensive? (5)
6 Joan's associate Brady, perhaps (5)
9 Being wrongly said to swear, make
denial (7)
10 Piece torn of (5)
11 it wasunuisuallywaspish(5)
12. An arresting word to a sailor, one
Imagines (5)
13 Belgian city with an American
name (7)
15 Dog, perhaps, in the Indian
rope trick (3)
17 Getting one outoften can
be beastly (4)
18 .One who's put in as a substitute? (6)
19 What a rider may arrange to let, after
a fad at the water jump (5)
20 Made a dramatic departure (6)
22 Safety device a fathead has to
ploy (4)
24 Organised In haste? (3)
25 Runa or by a train, one doesn't wake
. p (7)
26 A good deal to yeam for when one
has MWll(5)
27 UsL hn something less than style
(3,4)
2B Bofalifapewtips,witha
holhead (5)
29 Tealcooedlngincanbepartof
osn loaod (7)
30 Big, ym, but i can be a baby (5)
31 The very rhyme you want for grape",
perhaps(5)


Yesterday's c.-yptic solutions
ACSS: 3, C-hugs 8, .Jones 10, Ru-N-ts 11, P-IG 12, Rig
u-p 13, C-al or 15, Me-R-H 18, Eat 19, Spru-c-e 21, S-
cra-P-py 22, That 23, A-tom 24, Pen-a-lty26, G-rated 29,
Kit 31, S-ies32, Me-da-te 34, Stair 35, Rio 36, P-has-E
37, Terrsa38,A-rana
DOWN: 1, Topa-z 2, Ne-gle-ct 4, H-air 5, Grumpy 6, Sup-
er 7, StoIc 9, Nil 12, Rotated 14, Far 16, Rusty 17, Teams
19, Speaker 20, S-tags 21, Sala-d 23, At-ti-red 24, Pe-St.-
er 25, L-I-d 27, Right 28, Tessa (asset) 30, Stone 32 Mien
33, Air


DOWN
2 Its contents may go to one's
head (6)
3 Name obtained from one's ID (6)
4 That seedy character with great
expectations (3)
5 Received with thanks, you know (5)
6 Surely she wouldn't really cheat on a
bet? (7)
7 The one road to another club's
ground (4)
8 As for bread, perhaps, but you can
put eggs In one (6)
12 Agrowth to put upwith and do
nothing less (5)
13 Hang around one hotel
too many (5)
14 Startto live on booze (5)
15 Likea)obofbuilding?(3-.,
16 English rebel who could rely on
starting trouble? (5)
18 Used many a tangled tale in
business?(5)
19 Charged for only a small quantity,
indeed (7)
21 A boy's name for Eva Rix,
perhaps (6)
22 Catty, but giving one a bit
of a lifeline (6)
23 One red as the evening sun? (6)
25 When cut, she still has a
warm heart (5)
26 Looking for guidance?
Join the club (4)
28 An evasive answer
upsets the FBI (3)


Yesterday's easy sqlutiou
ACROSS: 3, Waist 8, Bany 10, Tiger 11, Tan 12, Tiet 13.
Pageboy 15, Blast 18, Sup 19, Clever 21, FRisible 22, AM
23, Find 24, Capitel 26, Enamel 29, Men 31, Layer 32,
Menaces 34, Liked 35, Tom 36, Trios 37, Rigid 38,
Needy
DOWN: 1, Fatal 2. Amnesia 4, Awry 5, Stable 6, T0e 7,
Verse 9, Rag 12, Topical 14, Bus 16, Avail 17, Trade 19,
Claimrned 20, Lapel 21, Relay 23, Fanatic 24, Cerise 25,
Ten 27, Nacre 28, Melon 30, Remit 32, Mend
33, Cog


ACROSS
1 Consumers (5)
6 Following (5)
9 Outdoor (4-3)
10 Pier (5)
11 Scamp
(5)
'12 Shoot (5)
13 Will-bearing (7)
15 Vegetable (3)
17 Routine (4)
18 Help (6)
19 Constructed (5)
20 Floor
covering (6)
22 Sparkling water (4)
24 Previous day (3)
26 Discussions (7)
2 Tree (5)
27 Evidence (5)
28 Scope (5)
29 Cortempp(7)
30 Brirlriess cap (5)
31 Principle (5)


DOWN
2 Hi-fi (6)
3 Turn (6)
4 Secret agent (3)
5 Shoot from
cover (5)
6 Most draughty (7)
7 Amphibian (4)
8 Evades (6)
12 Portly (5)
13 Ceasefire (5)
14 Stow (5)
15 Aviator (5)
16 Book of maps(5)
18 Change (5)
19 Sake (7)
21 Opposed (6)
22 Saly(6)
23 Lust (6)
25 Fop (5)
28 Capher(4)
28 Ilunated (3)


THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 19
ARIES March 21/April 20
Use caution this week, Aries,
because you are spreading yourself
too thin. While you can usually get
by on your winning smile, now is
not the time to rely on that alone.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
An associate offers to help you out
with an important project, but you
seemp hesitant, Taurus. Don't be
afraid to accept a helping hand it
doesn't mean you're less of a person.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
A close friend could uise a laugh this
week, Gemini, so make the most of
the situation to cheer this pe son up.
Take the role of caregiver and ike
an unexpected visit on Tuesday.
CANCER June 22/July 22
You had planned on being in control
at work last week, but you came
across more sheepish than wolf-like.
Not to worry, you have a chance to
redeem yourself on Thursday when
higher-ups are looking.
LEO July 23/August 23
If you are planning a party, now is the
time to send out those invitations Leo.
Where you're involved there asr sure to
be many affirmative responses. Take
Wednesday off to recuperate.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Rethink and talk about your relation-
ship. Your romantic partner is ready
to make a change toward improve-
ment. Just when you thought you
knew it all things change.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
This week is looking more like the
positive one you had in mind, Libra.
Show love to those.who agree with
you. For those who don't, show com-
passion. Friday's your top day.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
This week it is best to pay attention
to others. You've been obsessing
about an issue that's taken up much
of your time. Forget about it )r it's
bound to drag you down.
SAGrITARIUS -Nov 23/Dec 21
Your search for a better way 4f lift
may be coming to an end this week
Just what changes are in store'" Wel
that's all up to you. Accepti sonu
advice from Libra this sigr.
knows you the best.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/J4n 20
Clients and associates who depend on
you are once again rewarded this
week, Capricorn. And they are not shy
about showering you with conipli-
ments. Enjoy yourself while you can.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Throw caution to the wind and make a
daring change this week. Don resolve
to follow the masses march to your
own beat. A problem resolves itself,
Aquarius, faster than you imagined.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
People would rather be reririnded
about their attributes rather than their
vices, Pisces, so watch your tongue. A
battle of words could lead to trouble
on Wednesday.


Adam Ashton v Sergei Tiviakoy,
Amsterdam Open 2006, If you
have an advantage against a top
grandmaster, you cant afford to
dally. Here a Manchester dub
player has done surprisingly
well in the early stages against
the number-one seed and Dutch
champion. Material is level, but
Ashton's active bishop gives
White a small advantage. But it
will be very different if the black
rooks and knight find good
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estimated at $46 million-plus


* KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii

PRELIMINARY damage
-estimates from the earthquake
that shook Hawaii over the
weekend hit $46 million on
Tuesday, and President Bush
declared a major disaster, open-
Sing the way for federal aid,
according to Associated Press.
Damage to seven schools and
a harbor on the island of Hawaii
accounted for most of the pre-
liminary figure, said Janet Sny-
der, a spokeswoman for Hawaii
County Mayor Harry Kim.
'Damage to businesses, homes,
roads and bridges accounted for
the rest.
"These figures are going to
change radically, I believe,"
because information continued
to stream in, Snyder said.
The damage estimate includ-
ed $31 million for schools, $8
million at Kawaihae harbor,
$4.89 million to businesses,
$650,000 to homes, $800,000 to
roads and $750,000 to bridges,
Snyder said.
Gov. Linda Lingle said during
a news conference that it was
premature to provide a
statewide damage estimate.
"I think we're going to see
damage that we didn't see
immediately," she said, noting
that some homeowners discov-
ered roof leaks during Mon-
day's rains.
An aftershock early Tuesday
widened a crack on a pier at
Kawaihae harbor and further
damaged a second pier, said
Rod Haraga, the state trans-
portation director. The temblor
Swas listed at magnitude 4.0 on
-'tie Web site of the Hawaiian
Volcano Observatory after
review by a seismologist.
.The concrete pier where con-
4-tiiier ships off load their goods
pulled away from the main port
area where those containers are
processed. The gap was as wide
as*13 inches in some sp6ts,
which prompted the L.U.S. Coast
Guard to shut the entire tacdit.
SThe port is the life line ot thl


west side of the island.
"See those people over
there? Everything they had for
lunch, everything they had for
dinner came through this port,"
said Elton K. Suganuma, the
marine cargo specialist for the
port, gesturing at a tourist
restaurant. "We're going to
need an operation to save this
side of the island."
The president's disaster dec-
laration makes federal aid avail-
able to the state and local gov-
ernments and nonprofit orga-
nizations for debris removal and
other emergency purposes.
A Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency team arrived
on the island of Hawaii on
Tuesday to begin surveying
damage.
Sunday's magnitude-6.7
earthquake was the strongest
to hit the islands in more than
two decades. No deaths or seri-
ous injuries were reported, and
the damage appeared to be scat-
tered, allowing most tourists
and residents to resume life as
normal..
The quake struck near
Hawaii's Big Island, a 4,000-
plus-square-mile isle with a pop-
ulatiofi of 167,000. Most of its
land is undeveloped or agricul-
tural.
By comparison, the magni-
tude-6.7 earthquake that struck
the Los Angeles area in 1994
caused $25 billion in damage.
The damage estimate is key
because it could become part
of the state's request for feder-
al assistance.
The quake was the second
major natural disaster to hit
Hawaii this year. In April,
heavy rains pounded the
islands, contributing to a dam
break that killed seven people.
The rain also caused a major
sewer line to rupture, closing
Waikiki beaches.
The state estimated that the
flood damage exceeded $50 mil-
lion. It is spending tens of mil-
lions more to replace seer
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missionary as he left his church in
northern Haiti and demanded a
$5,000 ransom for his release,
U.N. officials and relatives said
Tuesday, according to Associat-
ed Press.
The Rev. Pritchard Adams III,
a 24-year resident of Haiti, was
kidnapped Sunday night in the


U.N. police spokesman Fred
Blaze said.
Four men grabbed Adams, his
wife and a Haitian groundskeep-
er as they left Adams' church,
Blaze said. The kidnappers drove
the three to a secluded area,
released Adams' wife and the
groundskeeper and sped off with
Adams.
Adams' mother, Lucy Adams,


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for his release.
They later lowered the demand
to $5,000.
The kidnappers allowed her
son to speak with his wife but
insisted he speak in Creole so
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owners'


of the tourism plant


* TOURISM MINISTER OBIE WILCHCOMBE
(FILE photo)


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter
GEORGETOWN, Exuma Bahami-
ans must become owners and operators
of the country's tourism plant and ancillary
business rather than merely be workers.
This was the message of Tourism Min-
ister Obie Wilchcombe during his opening
remarks at the Exuma Business Outlook
yesterday.
The minister said the country must train
its youth to become more than just work-
ers in hotels. The challenge, he added, is to
help Bahamians optimise tourism bene-
fits.
He noted that, while economic stability
must be seen as a priority, the stepping
stones to achieve this are the measures
taken to engage the industry in a mean-
ingful and sustainable way.
"We associate sustainability with just
being custodians of the environment which
is important but it is more than this. We
must also become owners and operators of
our tourism plant and ancillary business.


"Yes, we are creating
obs in the short term -
jobs are needed but we
must travel beyond.
We must do more than
train Bahamnians to
work in hotels."
Obie Wilchconbe


Change the mindset of our people from
being satisfied with the mentality of work-,
ing for others to having others work for us.
We must work towards being stewards of
our own environment.
"Yes, we are creating jobs in the short
term jobs are needed but we must trav-
el beyond. We must do more than train


Bahamians to work in hotels."
While he noted the importance of these
careers, he said it is important that stu-
dents are trained in entrepreneurial skills
and jobs such as tour operators, farming
retail souvenir makers and event plan-
ning.
Mr Wilchcombe said another key factor
will be the motivation of students to excel.
Noting the national 'I)' average, the min-.
ister said that perception by some stu-
dents may be that there is no need to do
well, because they feel they can get a hotel
or construction job.
"We have to ask ourselves -are we cre-
ating opportunities for long-term needs?"
He said the message needs to be
changed, so that they feel more owner-
ship in their occupations.
A job means just over broke," he
joked, "We have to ask ourselves: are we
creating opportunities for long-term
needs?"
He noted that the country can only
move forward by making the paradigm
shift from herd instinct to leadership.


Bonds sells PI

home for $11.5m


By DIANE PHILLIPS
SAN FRANCISCO Giants
legend Barry Bonds has shat-
tered the home run record of
Babe Ruth and is not far
behind Hank Aaron's record
the slugger's scored a home
run in the real estate world.
The seven-time National
League Most Valuable Player
sold his 5,700-square foot,
beachfront Paradise Island
home this month for $11.5 mil-
lion, official records show.
The sale was handled by
Mario Carey, managing direc-
S tor of Bahamas Realty.
"It's unfortunate to lose Bar-
ry as a resident of Ocean Club
Estates, but he was on the road
so much he was rarely here.
Now, after surgery to his left
elbow, he has to focus on phys-
ical rehabilitation, leaving him
even less time in the immedi-


ate future," Carey said.
"On the business side, the
speed of the offer on his resi-
dence which was very close to
the asking price reinforces
what we have-been seeing in
Paradise Island trends. While
prices are beginning to soften
in some markets in the US,
including South Florida, Par-
adise Island and high-end
properties are hotter than
ever."
In September, Carey listed
another residence at $15.75
million. He had the first offer
in less than 24 hours.
Although that offer.was
declined, it carried a message.
"'It was a demonstration of
how active the market for Par-
adise Island property is," said
Carey, one of two brokers in
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* THE 5,700-square foot, beachfront home on Paradise Island


(Photo: ChrisLowe)


Four Seasons' boost

to island's economy


* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
EXUMA'S unprecedei
rate of development boo
by the success of its ma
hotel property, the Four
sons at Emerald Bay,
ensured that its economy
continue to grow for yeai
come.
In fact, it was this success
boost in development wI
prompted The Counsellors
to host its first-ever Exi
Business Outlook on
island.
Officially opening the
day event yesterday, Tou:
Minister Obie Wilchcoi
noted that the island is a
and vibrant and will conti
to dictate the development
the southern Bahamas.
"The resort (The Four
sons) has attracted Bahamni
from New Providence, Gr
Bahama and other islands,
said.
Mr Wilchcombe said
new opportunities for er
preneurship have come at
creating an increase of a
to the island.
"Between 2004 and 2'
Exuma saw a 15 per c
increase in stopover arri


from 32.046 to 36.846. When
we take into account that
stopover visitorss spend in
excess of $1.001)1 per person, it
nted is clear that the increase in
sted arrivals brought in at least
major another $4.8 million in tourism
Sea- to Exuma."
has Noting the fast pace of
will development, Mr Wilchcothbe
s to said the island will get its new
school and that the infrastruc-
ssful tural programme is continuing.
which In addition a master plan is
Ltd being completed for a new air-
uma port.
the He said that Prime Minister
Perry Christie has also begun
one- discussions for the extension
rism of cable TV to those not yet
nbe connected on the islands and
live that Black Point and Staniel
inue Cay will become ports of entry.
it of However, he noted that, as is
the case of an archipelagic
Sea- nation, the funds generated by
ians one island do not necessarily
rand get spent on the island.
"he He said that, in essence, the
money that Exuma is generat-
that ing is enough to sustain the
itre- island and have change "but
ibut, often gets spent to develop
airlift other parts of the country."
In addition, the minister said
005, that the ministry will have to
cent begin marketing Exuma by
yals, itself.


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A staff of 10 in one office
had become 75 people in three
offices: Nassau, Freeport and
one office in another jurisdic-
tion.
They were now concerned
that they could not ensure the
continuity of their business in
the event of a disaster.
The organisation contacted
Providence Technology Group
to design a Disaster Recovery
(DR) solution for them. Our
requirements analysis gathered
the following information:
The company wanted to
mitigate against both specific
location and island-wide dis,
asters
The company wanted to
be able to use their branch
offices as their recovery sites.
That is, if Freeport went down,
their recovery site would be
Nassau etc
The key business units that
must be recovered in the event
of a disaster were mutual
funds, client relations and
administration
The specific recovery
requirements f6r each business
unit. As an example, the Mutu-
al Funds business unit had the
following recovery require-
ments:
*.One day recovery time'
Six staff (although the busi-
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Bank and Trust company
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Business Situation
The major challenge
facing the firm is ensuring
the continuity of its
business in the event
of a disaster.

Solution
Real-time replication
of critical data and
applications
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by Caroline Moncur


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dard operating conditions)
Access to their critical
mutual fund application and
MS office
Access to the Internet, e-
mail, 10 telephone lines and
one fax line ,
The solution design nas
based on these requirements.
Since the company wanted to
recover at their branch offices,.
the offsite DR hardware was
located at these sites.
In addition, the stand-by
offices were also determined
to be their branch offices. Staff
may need to completely relo-
cate in the event of a disaster
and therefore a stand-by office
is an important part of a DR
solution. In this case, the
Freeport staff would go to Nas-
sau and Nassau staff to
Freeport in the event of a dis-
aster, and the staff in the third
office would use Nassau as
their stand-by office.
From here, the key DR com-
ponents for IT were deter-
mined for each business unit.
Since this company was using
branch offices as their stand-by
offices, they did not require
additional workstations nor
nektworking infrastructure. In
the case of their mutual funds
business unit, their IT require-,
ments were as follows:
1. Five additional servers
2. One additional firewall
3. Additional Microsoft
exchange licences and special
DR licences for mutual funds
applications .
In addition, tape drives at all
locations needed to be stan-
dardised to ensure that data
could be recovered.
The communications
requirements, as outlined
above, were also included in
the solution design. In general,
DR communications require-
ments are much less than that
of current communications
requirements. However, in this
case, the organisation had the
same DR requirements as their
normal operating require-
ments.
Given that the company
needed to be back up and run-
Sning within one day of a disas-
ter, real-time replication tech-
nology was an integral compo-
nent of the solution.
Replication technology


Iby
optimum


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allows application and corpo-
rate data at the main site to be
copied automatically to the
DR site in real-time. After a
disaster, all data is ready and a
available ,to staff using the DR
equipment. .. U
Real-time replication soft- Y
ware provided the back-up of 4
data. Our solution enables all .
data and applications to be ; I
replicated in real time between j
Nassau. and .:Freeport. .j
FibreATPN links to the Nassau
office were put in place at the -)s
Freeport office. iNo link was 'a
put in place between Nassau %)
and the third office as it was o)
considered to be prohibitively a
expensive. .'X ).
The third office continues to tq
use nightly tape back-ups and a
the tapes are sent to Nassau '1t
on a weekly basis for protec-
tion. The solution was docu-
mented in an IT Recovery
Plan.
The company unfortunately
had the chance to test their IT
Recovery Plan in a real-life dis-
aster. In 2004, Hurricane
Jeanne caused them to lose the '
ability to operate out of their
Freeport office: the office had
rio power, no cable and no.1.
water., They only had their r
back-up analog telephone line
for communication.
The DR Freeport staff (six .
people) moved their opera- .
tions into the Nassau office.
The DR solution had set up
the two offices on the one net-
work so it was a seamless ;'
process for the Freeport team
to work from Nassau: they had
instant access to e-mail, MS w
Office and other core business A
applications. Work cubicles i
had been designated for DR -o
purposes in the Nassau office ,v
so the team could be set up is
easily.
However, at the time of the -
Hurricane, Phase One of the 'b
DR solution was completed ,
and the second phase was just
about to begin. As such, the 'iq
mutual funds' core business -?
application was not being repli- '0
cated in real time. This server
was carried onto the plane with ")
the staff. The Freeport team 'T
worked out of Nassau for two ,n
weeks until power, cable and '
water were restored in
Freeport.
Although many organisa-
tions start out with the goal to
develop a DR capability, few
organizations in the Bahamas
seem to realise this goal.
The key reason why we
believe this organisation was
successful was the executive
level support for the DR Ini-
tiative. This organisation was -
committed to developing a DR ij
capability and the project was a -q
business, not just an IT, pro- tj
ject.
To provide feedback on
this column, please e-mail
MakinglITwork@provi-
dencetg.com
About the Author.
Ms Caroline Moncur is man-
ager, business development, at
Providence Technology
Group. Ms Moncur has over
ten years business develop-
ment experience, primarily
within the Information Tech-
nology industry. Providence
Technology Group is one of
the Bahamas' leading IT firms,
specialisnin networking solu-
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AFTER the Bahamas was
placed on a blacklist by the
Organisation for Economic Co-
operation and Development
(OECD) in December, 2000,
parliament passed 11 acts (the
'Financial Services Measures'
or FSM) regulating the finan-
cialh services industry in
Bahamas.
As the Chief Justice said in a
ruling concerning the FSM on
June 30,2002: "It is obvious that
the intention of Parliament was
to alter in a substantial manner
the way in which financial mat-
ters were regulated in this coun-
try."
The constitution grants citi-
zens, and others in the
Bahamas, the protection of the
separation of powers, the right.
to a presumption of innocence,
a fair trial by an independent
court, protection of person and
property from unwarranted
searches and seizures, and a
right to give and receive infor-
mation relating to his private
affairs in confidence.
Attorneys Maurice Glinton
and Leandra Esfakis filed a con-
stitutional action in December,
2001, alleging that provisions of
the Financial Services Measures
violated these fundamental
rights.
As regards attorneys and
their clients, in particular, the
new laws gave the government
the right to enter and examine
attorneys' offices and their
client files, at least once a year,
without warrant, without cause,
without suspicion and as
"deemed" necessary.
No Commonwealth Bar
exists under a regime of this
nature, and no OECD country
subjects its Bar to these require-
ments.
Mr CMinton and Ms Esfakis,
with jh.; support of the Bar
AssC nationn as intervenor,
applied in April, 2002, to the
courts for an injunction to pre-
vent the government from
enforcing the inspection
requirements until there was a
trial to determine whether the
challenged provisions of the
FSM were valid or void.
In early August, 2003, the
plaintiffs' petition to the Privy
-Council for the injunction was
set to be heard. However, the
Bahamas' Attorney General's
counsel (the fifth defendant,
representing the government)
in London then gave an under-
taking to Glinton/Esfakis' Lon-
don counsel that the govern-
ment would not require the
inspection of lawyers' offices
until the petition was heard lat-
er during the court calender
year. In November, 2003, the
Attorney General extended this
undertaking until the trial of the
substantive issues.
Because the Bar Association
intervened in this action, all
members of the Bar were there-
by protected from the opera-
tion of these provisions. For the
past five years, no member of
the Bar has had to submit to


the examination of their offices,
and the expense of paying for
the inspections.
However, on August 11 this
year, the Attorney General
notified the plaintiffs by letter
that the undertaking not to
require the inspection of attor-
neys' escrow accounts, client
records and corporate records
had been withdrawn, effective
immediately.
The plaintiffs, on the same
date, asked the Attorney Gen-
eral to explain the reasons for
withdrawing the undertaking.
There has been no response to
that letter.
Further to certain agreements.
made with the Attorney Gen-
eral in November, 2003, the
application to prepare for trial
was restored to the court list in
January, 2004. At that time, the
plaintiffs provided a draft list'
of issues to be appro% ed, as per
the agreement of November,
2003.

Office

The Attorney General's
office has not responded to that
draft. However, the Attorney
General's office in January,.
2004, did set down for hearing
an application to strike out the
entire action or, alternatively,
portions of the statement of
claim.
No decision was made on that
application, pending the appeals
of a striking-out order from the
Supreme Court to the Court of
Appeal, and then the Privy
Council.
The Attorney General has
again taken out an application
to strike out portions of the
plaintiffs' statement of claim,
and this is now before the court.
The Attorney General could
agree to have certain issues in
dispute tried as preliminary
points of law, at a trial of the
substantive action. This would,
expedite the hearing and dis-
posal of the issues.
It appears, however, that the
Attorney General's office has
opted for a strategy of attrition.,
That is, taking out applications
dealing with only parts of the
action, possibly in the hopes of
exhausting the Plaintiffs so that
the action is abandoned.
The withdrawal of the under-
taking would appear to be part
and parcel of this strategy: the
plaintiffs can only respond to
the withdrawal of the under-
taking by asking the Privy
Council to now hear the peti-.
tion for the injunction, which
had been withdrawn based on
the Attorney General's under-
taking.
Apart from the plaintiffs hav-
ing to be exposed to unneces-
sary costs at the Privy Council, .
there is also the risk that. the
government may in any event
disregard a ruling in favour of
the plaintiffs.
Meanwhile, legal-profession-'
ail privilege, which our Supreme
Court has declared a funda-


NOTICE OF FINAL MEETING
OF
Banco del Pichinchat Limited

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Pursuant to section 249 of The Companies ACT 1992
notice is hereby given, that a general meeting of the
members of the above-named Company will be held at the
offices of Deloitte & Touche, 2nd Terrace West, Centerville,
Nassau, Bahamas on November 20, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. The
purpose of this meeting is to present to the members, the
Liquidator's final report, which shows how the winding-up .
was conducted, and the Company's Properties disposed of.

A member entitled to attend this meeting may
appoint a proxy to attend and vote instead of him or her.
A proxy holder need not be a member of 'the Company.

Anthony S Kikivarakis
Liquidator


mental right (see the court's
decision of June 30. 2002.
below), will be lost if these
inspections take place. The gov-
ernment could then succeed in
the battle without the inconve-
nience of a trial.
Once the government's
agents inspect a client's infor-
mation, the privilege is lost, and
no court order can restore con-
fidentiality that has been vio-
lated.
The withdrawal of the under-
taking is no doubt in response
to the pressure on the Bahamas
government from the
FATF/CFATF.
In the global pond, we are
very small fish, in a pond of very
much bigger and predatory fish,
whose agenda is their self-inter-
est. This interest of the
FATF/OECD, non-state actors
in the entire scenario, is repre-
sented in the Bahamas by the
Compliance Commission (the
third defendant in the court
action). The Bahamas Compli-
ance Commission reports to the
FATF. the financial arm of the
OECD.
Under the FSM, the Finan-
cial Intelligence Unit has the
power to produce "guidelines"
for 'financial institutions
(including law firms with escrow
accounts), from time to time to
enforce the requirements of the
OECD/FATF.
Compliance with require-
ments under the FSM is to.be
determined by mandatory
annual 'examinations' of law
Offices by the Compliance Com-
mission and the Inspector Gen-
eral of Companies (the fourth
Defendant).
Guidelines have, in fact, been
produced by the Compliance
Commission. So, lawyers, .
among other 'financial institu-
tions', will be regulated through
the Compliance Commission,
on behalf of the OECD. against
which we apparently have no
recourse.
Guidelines are not laws or
regulations passed by our par-
liament, but they set standards
and procedures by which 'com-
pliance' is to be measured.
These are a moving goal-post.
This situation is alluded to in
the interview of James Smith.
minister of state for finance, in
The Tribune of May 30, 2006.
Minister Smith, referred to
"regulatory standards...con-

SEE page 6B


Garnell Kemp elected as


Kiwanis Club president


THE board of directors of
the Kiwanis Club of Cable
Beach has elected Mrs Gar-
nell D Kemp as their presi-
dent for. the administrative
year 2006-2007.
Mrs Kemp, sponsored by
president Rowena Knowles,
was inducted into the Kiwa-
nis Club on June 26, 2001,
under the presidency of
Romauld Ferrier.
.Mrs Kemp has served her
club and the Kiwanis organi-
sation with distinction and has
earned herself several out-,
standing awards.


* GARNELL KEMP


2001- 2002: Assistant sec-
retary, chairperson (commu-
nity service); 2002-2003 One
year director, chairperson of
the year (community service),
Kiwanian Of The Year
2000-2004: Two-year direc-
tor, chairperson (community
service) 2004-2005: vice-pres-
ident,.secretary, Kiwanian of
the Year, 2005-2006:
president-elect, Young Chil-
dren Priority One (YCPO1)
chairperson.
As president for the admin-
istrative year 2006-2007, her
theme is 'All Hands On Board
Making A Difference'.


4ISE1

SF A L:
Pricing information As Of.
Tuesday 17 October 200 6
~ V81 Wft SXBAHAMAS.C0M FOR MORE6 '
2,&K*cd-dP'01.46 1%61G 00.09 1 YTD a 0 '406,~t
52wk-lr S2wk-Low Secunt y Previous Clo.e TraO s Close Change Dail, ,c.I EPS DOs PiE Yield
1.85 0.59 Abaco Markets 157 1 57 : C.C 0 109 0000 NIM 0 00%
1205 10.23 Bahamas Property Fund 11 25 1 1 25 S 00 1 627 0380 69 3 38.
7.56 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 7 56 756 ) CO 0 802 0330 9 7 4 37
085 0.70 Benchmark 080 080 'ju 0208 0020 38 2504,.
180 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1 '0 1 60 n rc 0 168 0060 95 3.75a
1.49 1.10 Fidelity Bank 144 1 .44 0 0) 0 188 0050 7.7 3 47%
9.60 9.05 Cable Bahamas 955 a 55 0 IC' 2 500 0659 0240 145 2 51%'
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1 80 1 83 003 1 495 0 046 0.000 398 0000%
11.91 9.00 Commonwealth Bank 1191 11 91 C 00 0943 0660 126 5.54%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 506 5 10 0.04 0 130 0045 388 0.89%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2 70 2 '6 006 9500 0348 0000 79 000%
6.21 4.20 Famguard 6 15 el 15 0 00 0428 0240 144 390%
11.51 10.60 Finco 11 51 11 51 0C 1 0 763 0.560 15.1 487%
14.00 9.50 FirstCaribbean 1.1 00 14,300 0 i00 2 600 0927 0550 151 3 93*6
11.21 9.25 Focol 1121 11 21 0J00 0885 0500 127 4 46%
1.15 0.95 Freeport Concrete 1 00 1 C00 0 0ii -0 170 0000 NIM 0.00%
10.20 8.49 ICD Utilities 849 8 49 0 i00 0532 0.270 16.0 3.18%16
9.10 8.66 J. S.Johnson 870 70 000 0527 0560 165 644%
8.00 5.30 Kenner International BDRs 8.09 809 000 su? CEL 0 160 0000 506 0 00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10000 0 1291 0195 7.7 195%
52wk-HI 52wk.Low Symbol Bid Ask S LasI Price Weekly Vol EPS S Div $ PIE Yield
14.302 Bahamassupermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.923 1.320 .7.9 9.04%
1014 0.0 rCrossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.4 026 *Dioldings 0.45 0.55 0.00 -0.002 0.000 NM 0.00%
14@ A AMSME me-p--agin -Is-e.AkI-
3.00 28.OABDAS 41.00 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%
1.00 13.00 hiriuisupermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.360 8.0 2.57%
0.60 .'.5 N0.55.N o0.45. -0.070 O.000 WM 0.00%
52 k: Fund ame NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1 ~.3092 1.2574 Gonna ey, arket Fund 1.309234*
2.9515. 2.4766 Fidelity Bahamas a & I Fund 2.95156**
.4687 2.2671 Colia MS1 PrAftered Fund 2.468721
1.1970 1.1395 C6lfla Boud Fund ill1.196970-
BISX ALL SHAfuEINOEX -19 Doe 02 1,000.00 MARKETTERMS YIELD -last 12 month dividends divided by closing pri ceKEY
52wk4+11-H Ifeto n lt 6M62 A,"kS Bid $ Buying price of Collna and Fidelity
2wk-L^OW Loeust a prung puasi ust J3 Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity *-6 October 2006
Previous Close ePfhsstoi.dyts Wed prie for dally volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
TodayisClose 6,101I.dy ,l1ts 06fid r of daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week 30 September 2006
*Change-CyB Ik dosing pc*foom d today EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share f6r the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. NLutber of 1I share* lradsd today NAV Net Asset Value -l30 September 2006
blV$-D O~Idslp<>rshsl.pald MntI. last,12monl. NtM Not Meaningful
P/a Closlng price adM. by me last 12 mo(th earnings FINDEX -The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1.-1994 = 100 -30 September 2006
iiiU 'l5N0101...IWI


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.
- y 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.


(Atitrust (Bahamas) limited, a subsidiary of OtIOR)UP,
le.,.-RdItig, finaiicial institution with a presence in over 100 cout-itnes
Ijld over 100 InI111011 customers worldwide, is seeking cajididates
foi- position of Technology Change Control Officer.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE







PAGENES 4 T O


Legal Notice
NOTICE

INCASA HOLDINGS INC.
In Voluntary Liquidation
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. No. 45 of 2000
INCASA HOLDINGS INC,
is in dissolution, as of September 19, 2006.

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

LIQUIDATOR


A single storey incomplete Triplex Apartment Building (gross floor area 2,016 sq.ft.),
consists of Tw two bedrooms and One- one Bedroom units each with one bathroom,
living-dining room and kitchen and situate about 166 feet south of Bellot Road and
1/2 mile east of Gladstone Road and comprising 87,120 sq.ft. or 2 acres .
Appraised value: $377,000
Utilities: Electricity, Water and Telephoine









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

Interested persons should submit offers in waiting addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. BoxN-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before November 3, 2006
Seaious enquii only






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.O. 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


* SHOWN (from left to right) are Mrs June Fife, BREA office manager; students Shavargo Godet, Quinton Anderson; Mr
Wendell Seymour, registrar of real estate for the Bahamas; students Eric McDonald and Shonari Thompson
(Photo: Keith Parker/PS News/Features)


High school



students attend



'Careers Fest 2006'


THE Bahamas Real Estate
Association (BREA) booth
proved to be popular with high
school students attending the
recent "Careers Fest 2006".
The event was sponsored by
the Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board, Ministries of Edu-
cation, Finance and Financial
Services and Investments and


the Sunrise Rotary Club.
The Careers Fest, held at
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Hotel, over two days, attracted
over 650 students from 18 high
schools, both public and pri-
vate.
According to Mr Wendell
Seymour, registrar of real
estate in the Bahamas


"Approximately 150 students
gathered information from the
BREA booth. They received
guidance .regarding the
requirements for registration
as licensed Bahamas realtors,
the ethics as well as some of
the benefits and pitfalls of the
life of a real estate salesper-
son.


E '' I,


PICTET
1805

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, Montreal4 Nassau, Paris, Rome, Singapore,
Tokyo, Turin, Zurich


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TH RBN HRSAOTBR19 06 AE5


Bonds sells PI home for $11.5m


FROM page lB

The Bahamas to hold the distinction of
certified luxury home marketing spe-
cialist, the other being Bahamas Real-
ty CEO Larry Roberts.
Even before the sale of Barry
Bonds' five-bedroom, five-bath home,
Carey was seeing real estate sales
rTcords on Paradise Island fall as fast
as Bonds was knocking out baseball
. lgends.
Sales
Most sales, including $35 million in
recent months in undeveloped lots,
were in Ocean Club Estates, the 300-
acre golf course and country club com-
munity at the eastern end of Paradise
Island where other sports stars -


Michael Jordan and Jim Courier -
remain among the celebrities and busi-
ness giants who own property.
Star
New York Yankees up-and-coming
star Gary Sheffield is building a home.
Sales in the new four-building, four-
storey condominium complex add to
the strength of the Ocean Club Estates
market.
Lifestyle, location and confidence
in the Kerzner product have a mag-
netic appeal, says Carey, who also
holds the designations of CRS (Certi-
fied Real Estate Specialist) and CIPS
(Certified International Property Spe-
cialist).
"You can credit the success of
Ocean Club Estates to a combination
of factors, but outstanding among


them are lifestyle, confidence in what
Kerzner has created and limited sup-
ply. It's a small island with limited land
on which, to build a lifestyle that is
hard to beat."
Adding appeal to Ocean Club
Estates, Carey said, is membership in
the Ocean Club Golf Club with its 18-
hole Tom Weiskopf-designed course.
"Buying property in Ocean Club
Estates, whether a lot, home or con-
dominium, entitles you to immediate
membership in the club," he said.
Huge
"That's huge because in many other
high-end places, once you buy, you
still have to apply for membership in
the club, wait, pay extra fees and there
is also a possibility that you will.not be
admitted.


"Because Ocean Club Estates caters
to those who want an active lifestyle
and the companionship of others like
themselves who enjoy golf, tennis,
boating or the spa, having immediate
access to those facilities and member-
ship in a club with a beautiful club-
house is a real advantage. Plus they
are minutes away from Atlantis with
all its amenities casino, dining, shop-
ping, sports and entertainment."
Package
It's a package, says Carey, with all
the right components.
"In recent months more than $100
million in property sales have been
contracted on Paradise Island where,"
says Carey, "whatever is affecting
some North American markets seems
to be driving buyers this way."


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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 plans 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-
institution.
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
Sthe College in the lives of its graduates.
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 processof 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 staffin 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
Sthe 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
4 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
Sas necessary


IDU( C L ... N.i3 fARIALANS


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 of all 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 Bahamas
Ground Floor, Administration Building
Thompson Blvd and Poinciana Drive
PO0 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





Master's Degree




Prmraes


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Applications for the two programmes
are now available in


the Graduate Programmes Office.
Michael Hartley Eldon Complex
Thompson Blvd





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FROM page 3B

stantly evolving".
Minister Smith further com-
mented on the OECD's latest
report on 'compliance' issues as
follows: "It's been an argument
that has been made in the
Bahamas for some time, that
we have gone 'way beyond' the
OECD countries, which is why
it is so important to insist on a
level playing field."
Under the FSM, 'financial
institutions' can be fined
$20,000 (or $100,000 if a corpo-
ration) for not meeting the com-
pliance requirements of the day.
There are some spin-doctors
in our country who say we are
being "held to a higher stan-
dard" as if this were a badge of
honour. This is somewhat mis-
conceived. In a democratic soci-
ety, a free man is not ordinarily
subject to mandatory searches
of his premises. A person
deprived of his fundamental


rights and protections, does not
normally boast that his shackles
are bigger than everyone else's.
When government arrogates
to itself power, it seldom, if
ever, releases it. We in the
Bahamas face a further chal-
lenge because the government
appears to treat the Rule of
Law as just an option to be con-
sidered if it is politically expe-
dient, and to be ignored if it is
not. Again, the case of D'Arcy
Ryan comes to mind, and some
would now say that of Ninety
Knowles.
Our government is not
known for its impartial admin-
istration of the law. The appli-
cation of the Immigration Laws
provides an example: compare
the treatment given to Anna
Nicole Smith, and the Immi-
gration pre-dawn raids on the
Haitian communities.
If the FSM are to apply to
attorneys, there is nothing to
stop the government requiring
examinations of some law


Legal Notice


NOTICE


ANDEAN GAS S.A.
In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance
with Section 138 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, ANDEAN GAS S.A. is in
dissolution as of October 16, 2006.


Mr Konstantinos Giamalakis of 48
166 75, Glyfada, Greece is the


Possidonos,
Liquidator.


offices either annually or more
often, while others in effect are
exempted.
Justice Lyons and the AG
have recently said that mem-
bers of the Bar are firstly offi-
cers of the court. If that is so,
then the Bar's first obligation
is to defend our constitution,
which establishes the courts.
Likewise, the Bar has an oblig-
ation to defend the powers and
jurisdiction of the Supreme
Court.
Bar
Equally, the Bar has an oblig-
ation to defend its own inde-
pendence, which is essential to
the independence of our judi-
cial system. A Bar which sub-
jects its premises and its clients'
information to mandatory
searches by branches of the
Executive, is not an indepen-
dent Bar.
The Chief Justice, in his rul-
ing of 30 July, 2002, stated as
follows:
3. "The case for both plain-
tiffs and intervenor may be
summarised by reference to the
excerpts from the skeleton sub-
missions prepared by the sec-
ond plaintiff:
That FCSP Act s. 4(1)
requires the plaintiffs to acquire
a licence to carry on a corpo-
rate practice, and thereby sub-
mit to a regime that would vio-
late their duty as counsel and
attorney, and fundamental
rights under the constitution,
that is to say:
That the FCSP Act ss. 14 and
15, require the plaintiffs to col-
lect and store information on
their clients, in contravention
of the clients' rights to privacy
and confidentiality, contrary to
article,23 of the constitution.
That the FCSP Act sec. 12
appoints an Inspector of Finan-
cial and Corporate Services,
who is mandated and obliged
under the provisions of sec. 12
on an annual basis, and as oth-
erwise required by the Minis-


ter, to conduct on site exami-
nations of the licensee at his
expense, to ensure compliance
with the provisions of the
FTRA, in contravention of
Articles 2, 27, and 23.
Further, the FTR Act, by des-
ignating the plaintiff's as 'finan-
cial institutions', again purports
to submit the plaintiffs to a
regime which would violate
their duties as counsel and
attorney, and fundamental
rights under the constitution,
that is to say:
That the FTR Act, sec. 14
obliges the plaintiffs to provide
information on certain clients
to the Financial Intelligence
Unit, contrary to Art. 23
That the FTR Act, sec. 15
obliges the plaintiffs' auditors,
to report on the transactions of
their clients,to the police, con-
trary to Art. 23, and 26(1).
That the FTR Act, ss. 23- 30
obliges the plaintiffs to collect
information on financial trans-
actions and make them avail-
able to the FIU, contrary to Art.
23.
That the FTR Act, sec. 43,
mandates and obliges the Com-
pliance Commission, the third
Defendant to conduct on an
annual basis, and as otherwise
required by the third defendant,
to conduct on site examina-
tions of the plaintiffs, at the
plaintiff's expense, to ensure
compliance with the provisions
of the Act, contrary to Arts, 21
and 23.
That the Financial Intelli-
gence (Transactions Reporting)
Regulations 2001 Unit sec. 5,
obliges the plaintiffs to employ
persons to act as a 'Money
Laundering Reporting Officer',
and 'Compliance Officer' for
the purposes of reporting to the
executive agencies under the
Financial Laws, contrary to
Arts. 21, 23, 24 and 27.
Inter alia, the Financial Ser-
vices Measures, in particular
section 43(b) of the FTRA and
S n 12 of the FCSPA,
rT C ific third and fourth
JetfeJa.ins to conduct exami-


nations of the plaintiffs' premis-
es, in breach of the plaintiffs'
rights under articles 21(1) and
23(1) and 23(2)(ii) of the con-
stitution, and in violation of the
common law right to lawyer-
client privilege.
Sec. 43 of the FTRA and Sec.
12 of the FCSPA mandate
searches of the premises of
'Financial Institutions' and
'Financial and Corporate Ser-
vice Providers' by the third and
fourth defendants, for the pur-
poses of ensuring compliance
with the financial legislation and
the plaintiffs claim the right to
protection of their premises
from such arbitrary entry and
search by virtue of article 21(1)
of the constitution.
Section 43(b) of the FTRA
states that where the commis-
sion is unable to conduct such
examination, it can 'appoint an
auditor at the expense of the
financial institution to conduct
such examination and to report
thereon to the Commission'.
The letter dated 15th October,
2001, from the third defendant
and attached notice evidence
the intention of the third defen-
dant to proceed by requiring
the plaintiffs to engage a public
accountant to carry out the
examination so as to achieve
the search of the plaintiff's
premises in violation of the
plaintiffs' rights under Article
21(1) of the constitution, and in
derogation of the common law
right to lawyer- client privilege.
Provisions
The provisions of section
43(b) of the FTRA and section
12 of the FCSPA go too far in
authorising the third and fourth
defendants to enter the premis-
es of the plaintiffs, whether by
themselves or by their nomi-
nees or agents without cause.
The grant of this power is exces-
sive and cannot be shown to be
reasonably justifiable in a
democratic society.
-4. I it uh .iou hati ti ic inten-
ti''n Ot pilim i nt c i I .I as


to alter in a substantial manner
the way in which financial mat-
ters were regulated in this coun-
try...The courts could...only
intervene if the plaintiffs estab-
lish at trial, ...that parliament
was incompetent to do what it
purported to do.
8. Having regard to the judg-
ment of the House of Lords in
R. v Special Commissioner, ex
p. Morgan Grenfell,...handed
down in May of this year, antic-
ipated a year earlier by
Merrabux in the Supreme Court
of Bermuda in Re an Applica-
tion by Braswell...and in New
Zealand in Commissioner of
Inland Revenue v West Walk-
er,...I am prepared to hold
that....legal professional privi-
lege is a fundamental human
right."
The Chief Justice went on to
cite with approval other deci-
sions from the Court of Appeal
in Antigua and Barbuda, the
Supreme Court of Canada, the
House of Lords, and the
Supreme Court of British
Columbia which supported the
plaintiff's application.
However, although the Chief
Justice was minded to "embrace
the reasons and the results of
that Canadian provincial deci-
sion, and to grant the interlocu-
tory relief sought, he was
"unable to follow this course" as
he declared himself bound by
the ruling of the Court of
Appeal, in Ingraham et al v
McEwan published on July 25,
2002, where the Court of
Appeal held that: "At the inter-
locutory stage, in light of the
presumption of constitutionali-
ty, the balance of convenience
would favour the refusal of the
order sought, unless it was clear
beyond any reasonable doubt
that the right [claimed] was an
entrenched constitutional right
and that the provision of the
impugned sub-paragraph was
not reasonably required in the
interests of public order or pub-
lic morality."
-Leandra Esfakis


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(Lot No. 42, Lower Bogue)
ELEUTHERA

Alli that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements,
in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
being No. 42, comprising of about 11,570 sq. ft., this
site encompasses a 25 year old single story home
comprising of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one
incomplete), front room, dining, kitchen and basement
area. Total living area is approximately 1,703.66 sq.
ft. and basement area about 144 sq. ft. This home
is in good condition. The land is flat and on a hill,
and is clear of all debis. Area is complete with all
goods, utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $108,934.00
This property is situated on the northern side of the road.
leading to the public cemetery and approximately 66 ft
westerly from the main Eleuthera Highway in the settlement
of Lower Bogue.


LOT #7 EARLY SETTLERS DRIVE
(Eleuthera)
All that lot of land and improvements having an
area of 11,200 sq. ft. being #7 Early Settlers
Drive, North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. This property is comprised an
incomplete two storey single family structure
consisting of approximately 2,255.92 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, 2.5
bathrooms, living room, dining, kitchen and tv
room.
Appraisal: $132,968.00


l LOT 29 GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISION
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
SAlll that lot of land having an area of 15,950 sq. ft. being
lot No. 29 of the subdivision known and designated as
Sthe Government Subdivision, the said subdivision situated
in the southern side of the town of Marsh Harbour. Abaco,
I Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a block
structure 32x3-4 plus an addition of wood partially
completed being 29x5 the house is an approximate 25
yrs old single family residence comprising of two bedrooms,
one bathroom, living and dining rooms, and kitchen. The
house is structurally sound with the exception of the
woodwork. The land rises above road levei, to a height
of approximately 15 ft and is 30 plus ft above sea level.
Appraisal: $130,000.00
This property is located in the Government Subdivision in Marsh Harbour, Abaco and is painted
blue trimmed white.


DUNDAS TOWN CROWN ALLOTMENT,
DUNDAS TOWN ABACO "


__ All that parcel of land having an area of 14,400 sq.-
-s ; a -i M ft. being a portion of the Dundas Town Crown
.s l I allotment this land is rectangular in shape with
I B1 11 dimensions of 80 ft by 180. Located on the above
4 mentioned lot is a concrete block structure with
1^! dimensions of 27 x40. This house is an approximate
S* --- 30 year old single family, residence comprising of
3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining area and
-0. kitchen. This house is in fairly good condition for
Sits age with a projected future life of about 25 to
w^- 30 more years. The land rises above road level, to
a height in excess of approximately 15ft above sea
level, with no likelihood of flooding in an hurricane. The grounds are sparsely landscaped.
Appraisal: $90,000.00
This house is located in Dundas Town Abaco which is adjacent to Marsh Harbour and is painted
white trimmed teal green.


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
MUST SELL
MURPHY TOWN ABACO
AIll that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000
sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family
wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft with asphalt shingled roof.
Thishouse is approximately 15 yr old and comprising of 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen. This
house is in need of some serious repairs. The future life of
this house depends on the repairs that will be carried out.
Without repairs it is not more than about 5 years. If upgrading
and maintenance is carried out it could be longer the land
rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately
15ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a
hurricane.
Appraisal: $30,000.00
This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150
ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue trimmed.white.


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MUST SELL
Lot NO.83, Lower Bogue
ELEUTHERA


F 4 .. AMll that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on a plan
9on record in the department of Lands and Survey as plan
.no. 763 and comprising 21,674'sq. ft. this site encompasses
a 2 year.old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms;
I 1 bathroom, living/dining room in one, and kitchen with a
structure to be used as a bakery which could bring in an
406ti't ^ T' 1.4 average of approximately $600 to.$800 per month. There
is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building,
with an area of 90.4 sq. ft. (one at the front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is
in very good condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications
as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is flat and
properly landscaped.
Appraisal: $177,412.00

This property is situated on the Western side of the main Eleuthera Highway and approximately 1,200 ft Northerly from
four-for-nothing Road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue.


LOT 194 BOYD SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
All that lot of land having an area of 6.400 sq. ft. being lot
no 194 of the subdivision known as Boyd Subdivision, situated
in the central district of New Providence this property is
composed of a 35 year old single family, single story residence
encompassing approximately 1,278 sq. ft. of enclosed living
area and inclusive of separate living and dining rooms, and
an average size kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and
an entry porch, of approximately 88 sq. ft. ventilation is by
2 wall unit air conditioners. The property is at grade and level
with good drainage, landscaping is minimal, consisting of
lawns and shrubs in the front, the subject is enclosed with
stone walls mounted with wrought iron and chain link fencing
and a wrought iron gate in front there is a 208 sq. ft. cement
driveway leading to a single covered carport of 250 sq. ft.
the subject site also has a concrete block storage shed


measuring of approximately 143 sq. ft.
Appraisal: $133,570.00
Traveling west on Boyd Road, turn left onto Foster Street, continue on Foster Street to the 4th corner
right, (Roland Ave.) the subject property is the 5th property on the left side painted orange with red/white
trim.


LOT NO. 54 MARSHAL ROAD
All -thai lot of'iand hav.ig an area of 41,130 sq. ft., being lot no. 54
located south of Marshal' Road, inh'the Southern District of New
Providence the Bahamas. Located on this property is a front structure
comprising of a duplex apartment single/multi family residence
consisting of approximately 1,410 sq. ft. of enclosed living space,
with 2 one bedrooms, one bathroom, apartment, one side is about
75% complete. The rear section of the building will consist of 6 one
bedroom apartments. The work is approximately 25% complete. The
land is on a grade and level, however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvement
including an incomplete wall in front of the property. The area is located
just in front of the pond area so the possibility of moisture is possible,
the area was noted as dry at the time of inspection.
Appraisal: $196,920.00
Travel west on Blue Hill Road, go past the intersection of Cowpen and
Blue Hill Road, turn right onto Marshall Road (Adventure Learning Centre
Coad), follow the road to the Last curve before the beach. The subject
property is about 100 ft on the right gray trimmed white with unfinished
building attached.


(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

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

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

Investment Opportunity Must Sell JOHNSON'S HARBOUR VIEW ESTATES SUBDIVISION

All those piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements having an-area of approximately 4,500 sq. ft. Being Lots 12E and 13W situated in the Johnson's
j Harbour View Estates Subdivision on Harbour Island, North Eleuthera, Bahamas. This site encompasses a single storey apartment block that is
Approximately 4 years old and consist of a living area of approximately 1,555.36 sq. ft. Each apartment contains 2-bedrooms, 1-full bathroom, front
room/dining in one, and kitchen. These apartments are fully furnished. The kitchen and bathrooms are complete with cabinets. There is a wooden
Ua F i storage to the rear wood landing, and a wood decking to the back door entrance. This building is in good condition. The property is partially landscaped
.-* with crab grass, and fiascos trees. All Utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $196,348.00
This said pieces, parcels or lot of land and improvements is situated in Johnson's Harbour View Estates subdivision, on Harbour Island, Eleuthera
,- T". one of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


LOT NO. 370 GRENADA CLOSE GOLDEN GATES #2 (Nassau)

All that lot of land having an area of 5,500 sq. ft., being lot 370 Grenada Close of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates No. 2,
situated in the Southwestern district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of 25 years old single family residence consisting of
approximately 1,234 sq. ft., of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms; living/dining room, and kitchen. The Land is on a grade and
level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with
improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing to the sides and rear.
Appraisal: $142,742.00

Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right at the Farmers Market just after passing the Golden Gates Shopping Center, take 1st corner left,
Windward Isles Way, then take 3rd corner right, St Thomas Road,'then first left, grenada Crest, drive around the bend then 1st left again the subject
property is the 2nd property left house #4 painted peach trimmed black.





NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA), Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry
fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill
over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00


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ON SATURDAY,
the Bahamas base-
ball fraternity will say farewell
to the late George Anthony
'Tony' Curry.
. Later that day, the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Hous-
ing will rename the park on
Tonique Williams-Darling
Highway after veteran volley-
ball coach and referee Tom
'the Bird' Grant.
For Grant, the honour
couldn't have come at a better
time.
Although he's still officiat-
ing, Grant has not been at full
strength physically and he's
grooming a core of officials,
including his son, Tom Jr., to
take over.
Grant was the Bahamas'
first internationally certified
referee. He was also the first
Bahamian to coach interna-
tionally at the renowned St.
Augustine's College in


,Saying farewell to

George Curry and an

honour for Tom Grant


Raleigh, North Carolina.
Additionally, Grant, along
with Deputy Prime Minister
Cynthia 'Mother' Pratt, has
served as a recruiter for St.
Aug. and a number of other
colleges in the United States.
In his heyday, Grant made
his mark as a track and .field.
athlete. He participated in one
of the first men's relay teams
to win an international medal
for the Bahamas. II
If you're talking about a just
reward, the park is the ideal
place to be named in honour
of Grant. It has lit basketball,
tennis and volleyball courts,
parking space and a recreation


area for the entire family.
And it's situated right next
to the AF Adderley Junior
High School where Grant has
worked for a number of years
in the Physical Education
Department.
Prior to his death on Mon-
day morning, Tony Curry was
honoured by the government.
As the second Bahamian to
play in the Major League of
Baseball, he, has his photo
placed on the "Wall of Fame"
in the arrival area of the Lyn-
den Pindling International
Airport and in the foyer of the
Andre Rodgers Baseball Sta-
dium.


And one of the little league
parks at the Queen Elizabeth
Sports Centre was named in
his honour.
But in short order, the little
park will be demolished just
as the Andre Rodgers Stadi-
um was in preparation for the
construction of the new
national stadium.
While we salute Curry in his
passing, there is still the need
for a more prominent place
that will house a Hall of Fame
where the figures and history
of the achievements of
our sporting heroes are dis-
played.
We have such a rich history
that it's a pity that there's no
Hall of Fame where our
youngsters and visitors
alike can go by and be enlight-
ened.
Hopefully something can be
done before we start to lose
too many more of our
heroes.


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Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that WILNER TIMOTHEE OF
PINDER'S POINT, 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,
-phould send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 12TH 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
Tle Public is hereby advised that I, VERA CYNTHIA
SHERMAN of Foxdale Subdivision, in the Eastern
District of New Providence, intend to change my name
to' VERA CYNTHIA LOCKHART. If there are any
objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write ,such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
PRb.Box SS-792, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(3.0) days after the date-ef-publicaticn of thi: twicee .


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLAR.
The Public is hereby advised that I, KIM EVA KELLY-
FORBES of P.O. Box SS-6466, the Eastern District'df
Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my to KIM EVA
KELLY If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to
the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, GEOFFREY ANICIN
JOHNSON of RO. Box N-1151, the Eastern District of
Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my to HOLLIE
OMEGO FERGUSON. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742,
* Nassau, Bahamas, no later than thirty (30) days after the
4 date of publication of this notice.


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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


* NPVA RESULTS
VOLLEYBALL
DA BASEMENT
pulled off a three
straight set victory
over the Scottsdale
Cougars in the ladies
game, while the Tech-
nicians had to go a
marathon four sets to
win over Da Basement
in the men's feature
contest of the New
Providence Volleyball
Association.
On Tuesday night at
the DW Davis Gym,
Da Basement got nine
kills with three blocks
from Melinda Bastian
and Edrica McPhee
added seven spikes
with two blocks in their
25-21, 25-10 and 25-12
decision over the
Cougars.
Quey Wilson and
Joneen Saunders had
five and four spikes
respectively for Scotts-
dale.
Meanwhile, Renaldo
Knowles had 21 spikes,
two blocks and five
aces for a game high 28
points and Byron Fer-
guson chipped in with
10 spikes, three blocks
andan ace as the Tech-
nicians knocked off Da
Basement 16-25, 25-19,
25-13 and 37-35 to win
the men's game.
Tony Simon had 20
spikes and Arison Wil-
son added 10 spikes
and three blocks for Da
Basement.

* BAHAMAS
UINDER-19 20120
CRICKET
On Saturday at
Haynes Oval, the
Bahamas Cricket Asso-
ciation will host a spe-
cial 20/20 match'
between the Bahamas
under-19 team and a
BCA Masters team at 2
p.m. The league match
for that day has been
postponed.
The under-19 team,
who are trained by -,
BCA coach John
Welch, comprises of
Greg Taylor Jr, Mark
Taylor, Roderick Bur-
nett, Roderick '
Mitchell, Calvin Neita,
Ryan Tappin, Derek
Gittens Jr. and Kapry
Kemp.
The masters team
will be led by Edmund
Lewis and include such
veterans as Irving
'Dopie' Taylor, Greg
Taylor Sr., Vianny
Jacques, Henry
Williams, Danavon
Morrison, Ralston
Miles, Dr. Harry Singh
and Ramdeo Ramdass.


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N By BRENT STUBBS
.Senior Sports Reporter
IF YOU'VE followed the
career of sprinter Debbie
Ferguson-McKenzie, then
the new book entitled: "Born
to Run" is a must read. . .
"The Debbie Ferguson
Story," as it is written by one
of her former teachers at St.
Andrew's High School, Gor-
don Mills, has been released
and will be officially
launched on Thursday, Octo-
ber 26 at 6.30 p.m. at Chap-
* ter One Book Store at the
College of the Bahamas.
' In an exclusive interview
with The Tribune, Ferguson-
McKenzie shared her feel-
ings on the 155 page paper-
back that reveals in detail
her "Early Years, Schooldays
in Nassau, A Georgia .Bull-
dog, Olympic Games and
,The Professional Athlete."

Honour
"It's an honour. I'm actu-
ally speechless," said Fergu-
son-McKenzie, as she
glanced through some of the
pages. "It's not just actually
having the book, but encour-
aging people to read and
hopefully the lesson they .
can take away from it is the
most important thing for
me."
Ferguson-McKenzie, 30,
dedicated the book to her
mother, Elka Ferguson, her
godparents, her coaches,
teachers, her husband, Adri-
an, and all Bahamians
black, white, rich or poor -
who have a dream in their
hearts.
As a grassroots girl out of
Bain Town, Ferguson-
McKenzie rose to national
prominence, winning a
medal at every international
meet in which she represent-
ed the Bahamas.
She went on to the senior
circuit, after a stellar five-
year sting at the University E DEBBIE FERGUS(
of Georgia, to run on. the,
women's 4 x 100 metre team
that medaled at the World. assist in her endevou]
Championships and the "Looking through
Olympic Games before she book, I realise tha
captured her own individual appreciative and bl
Olympic silver medal in the she pointed out. "Wi
200. reason it worked 01
When she reflected on the thankful that it did.
contents of her book, Fergu- "I know my life \
son-McKenzie said she was Danielle Steele, b
appreciative firstly to God blessed with how
for the talent he blessed her turned out."
with and secondly for the Reflecting on a lot
people he put in her life to special moments


ly b0oo


Born to


)N-MCKENZIE smiles as she reads 'Born to Run'.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)


rs.
gh the
at I'm
essed,"
whatever
uit, I'm
vas no
ut I'm
it has
of the
that


touched her heart as she read
through the pages, Ferguson-
McKenzie said she came to
tears because "as a little girl
growing up, I never thought
a lot of this would happen to
me.
"Look from whence I
came. Most of the young ath-
letes see you and they say
'oh, you were born with a sil-
ver spoon,' but I'm just try-
ing to tell them that wasn't


the case and what I was able
to achieve, they could do it
too.
"The bottom line is that
whatever they want to do,
they can do. But it's nice to
see what I've been able to
go through as a young girl
growing up and going
through the struggles and
overcoming them. Thanks to
the Good Lord. But I also
want to thank the people


Run'


"It's an honour.
I'm actually
speechless. It's
not Just actually
having the book,
but encouraging
people to read
and hopefully the
lesson they can
take away from
it is the most
important thing
for me."

Debbie
Ferguson-McKenzie

who supported me emotion-
ally and financially."
When she left for college,
Ferguson-McKenzie had
lofty dreams of becoming
pediatrician, but by the sum-
mer of 1999, she put it on the
back burner as she focused
her concentration on becom-
ing a professional athlete.
She said athletes like her
mentor and idol, Pauline
Davis-Thompson, helped to
inspire her to go on to com-
pete in three Olympic
Games the highest sports
competition in the world. .
In fact, the book points out
her Ferguson-McKenzie
competed with and against
Davis-Thompson, Chandra
Sturrup and Sevatheda Fynes
on the road to her success.
She advised the younger
athletes to keep their focus
on their prize and, even if
they fall short, not to give
up, but try again until they
succeed.
Ferguson-McKenzie said
there's a lot of information in
the book that she was even
surprised came out and she
encouraged the public to get
a copy to get to know any
and everything about her.
"Please don't judge me.
I'm still the Debbie that I
was a long time ago," she
summed up. "I'm just
delighted to share my story
to whoever wants to read it
or hear it."
During next week's official
launching, Ferguson-McKen-
zie and author Mills, will dis-
close the cost of the book
and where it will be avail-
able for sale.


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