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Title: The Tribune
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Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: October 21, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
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Bahamnas opted
fOr Guatemala

a By ALISON LOWE
BAHAMIAN officials r-emain tight-
lipped over the decision-making process
behind the Bahamas' vote for Guatemala,
rather than Ven'ezuela, in the contest
between the two countries for a non-per-
manent seat on the UN security council.
Which way the Bahamas would vote
had become the subject of speculation,
particularly since the leader of one of the
two candidate countries, Hugo Chavez,
has become an increasingly vociferous
critic of the United States.
Mr Chavez shocked and entertained
delegates in equal measure at the UN a
month ago, when he took his opportumi-
ty at the podium to unabashedly criticise
and taunt US president George Bush.
Calling Mr Bush "the devil", his speech
was said to have taken aback even many
:supporters of Mr Chavez perhaps com-
promising favour that the leader of the
oil-rich country might have curried during
the worldwide campaign that the leader
has undertaken in recent months.
A Bahamian vote for the leftist coun-
try was considered to be a possibility
based on the Bahamas' membership of
CARICOM, the Caribbean community
SEE page nine


Bahamas may

be compromise
candidate for

security council

WBy ALISON LOWE
DISCUSSIONS at the UN have sug-
gested that the Bahamas could be offered
as a "compromise candidate" for a two-
year non-permanent seat on the UN secu-
rity council, according to a Caribbean
diplomat.
Following 22 inconclusive rounds of
votes in the UN earlier this week on the
question of who would take up the seat in
2007 Guatemala or Venezuela the
BBC Caribbean website reported on
Wednesday that diplomats have held
informal consultations on the possibility
of putting forward another candidate
from the region to break the deadlock.
Currently, though Guatemala has
come out on top for votes, the country has
fallen short of the two-thirds majority
required to win outright.
Crispin Gregoire, Dominica's UN
ambassador, was quoted on the BBC
website as saying that, though no CARI-
COM country has yet been formally
approached, "some people have felt that
the Bahamas may be a compromise."
Reports suggest Chile and the Domini-
can Republic have so far been
approached, while Uruguay, the Domini-
can Republic, Costa Rica and Mexico
were also considered options.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2006


Volume: 102 No.275


5 By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter ~
HOMEOWNERS in Excel-
lence Estates Two are outraged
after being c~hasis~rd by senior
Milnistrr of woIrk~s officers for
inviting the press to inspect the
"shoddy" work being done on
their homes in the new low-cost
sub-division. ..
Yesterday, The Tribune visit-
ed the sub-division off
Carmichael Road to speak to
homeowners who have been liv-
:-ing without electricity since
receiving keys to their homes
on September 1. -
The residents themselves
complained of cracked walls,
uneven floors, and the infuriat-
ing difficulty in reaching their
various contractors to return to
the homes to do either minor
or major repairs. However, min-
istry officials say that while
.these home owners present a
-legitimate concern, it is only a
small fraction of homes in the
area that have these minor
imperfections.
However, after leaving the
Ssub-division, The Tribune heard
that a home-owner was verbal-
ly harassed by a contractor who
was still there making repairs.
"They have no right to get
hv pa f tha at hom en
of the day. They can't get vex
with me," she said. .
Hearing that "an altercation"
had occurred at the site, Minis-
Ster of Youth, Sports and Hous-
inheMr N 8leo pisdom g h ned
reporter if any of his officials
had spoken in any "disarranging
.way".
"I believe in transparency and
;openness. I don't believe in, and
I am not too much toward, anger
and that kind of thing because
that is not productive. So I apol-
ogise if anything was said to you
in a disarranging way."
Admitting that he had visited
S.the sub-division himself shortly


thereafter, Mr Wisdom denied
reports that lie had chastised
the homeowners as well.
"Absolutely not. Row out? I
went out there because they
said it was a problem out there.
I wanted to know what the
problem was," he said.
Mr Wisdom admitted that
they had a challenge with the
electricity in Excellence Estaites
Two, but if all the challenges
were met, the electricity would
be on by the end of the day.
"'What has happened is that
the private contractor for elec-
tricity, he does the electrical
installations, and then his work
is reviewed by BEC who has to
authenticate and approve it. In
that particular sub-division BEC
indicated that there were a cou-
ple of concerns that they had,
and those concerns were
addressed and corrected. That is
.what has caused the delay," he
said.
Mr Wisdom also admitted
that they have an issue at the
Ministry of Works ini getting
contractors to return to projects
to do repairs.
"Sometimnes you have those
problems, yes. In those
instances those contractors get
dismissed. Certainty- if we had a
bad experience with a contrac-
tor sheon a iso dem nd frn
and ini fact that list is being con-
stantly reviewed.
"As recently as yesterday, or
the day before, I asked for a re-
review of the list, because I
waanta etco itd nt sy dhe bes
the sub-division that we are now
beginning that is the one in
Perpall Tract," he said.
Mr Wisdom said he wants to
distance his ministry from the
notion of affordable housing
being seen as an opportunity
for contractors to make some
quick money doing "shabby
work", but to be seen as an
approach to "excellence in
workmanship".


g MO'TORISTPS are warnal to beware of this East Bay Street traffic hazard a wooden crate accented by a traffic cone is the
bandage for an uncovered manhole. Motorists travelling along East Bay.Street in front of the Pure Nightlife nightclub com-
plained yesterday about this hazard, some even saying that tourists had been photographing the eyesore.
(Photo: Onan Bridgewater/T~ribune staff)


SBy KRYSTEL ROLL
RESIDENTS of Gamble
Heights, a sub-division in Bam-
boo Town, complain that roads
have become so bad that they
are almost impassable.
One homeowner said the
roads cause a variety of prob-
lems and have become an
extremely vexing situation for
the neighbourhood.
Explaining the problem,
Theresa Thompson, a resident
for six years, said: "There are
several deep holes and craters


ill the road making it almost
impassable. The whole com-
munity is affected. We have
been trying to get the roads
repaired since December of
1996.
"Our cars are being
destroyed and our houses are
being devalued because of the
condition of the road.
"The president of the associ-
ation has had his property
appraised," she said, giving an
example, "and he reported that
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~Alterations to

passport rules
may ease impact
on cruise ships

MBy KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
FOLLOWING last month's amend-
ments to the US's new passport require-
ments, the Department of State yesterday
proposed further changes to the initia-
tive to make the implementation even
easier for the cruise ship industry.
After announcing that the deadline
of the Western Hemisphere Travel Ini-
tiative which will require all US citi-
zens travelling to the Bahamas to carry
passports has been extended for more
than year for those travelling on cruise
liners, the State Department has now
unveiled new ID cards for cruise ship
passengers as an alternative to pass-
ports.
The Department of State, in consulta-
tion with the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS), has submitted for public
comment a federal rule proposing the
development of a card-format passport
for international travel by US citizens
through land and sea ports of entry
between the United States, Canada, Mex-
ico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.
The proposed card, which will functions
like a limited-use passport, is expected
SEE pages nine


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rassed to hear about MPs fight-
ing, but claimed that Keod Smith
and Kenyatta Gibson are not the
only parliamentarians who need
to resign.
According to the young party,
politics in the Bahamas is now


SCASSIUS Stuart


are one and the same."
The party said it is time to
rid the Bahamas of politicians
and elect statesmen, whose true
concerns are the people and
not just "'their families and
political cronies."
The BDM said it is time fdr a
- solitical revolution" and that
it llm llin thebpcomn go
back. to take back and give
back this country to the
Bahamians" regardless of
their family name, political per-
sta~sion, colour, or finances, -
The Bahamas Democratic
Movement is lead by Cassius
Stuart and Omar Smith.
The party said it expects to
run up to 12 candidates in the
up-coming general elections in
2007; including key constitute"
cies like Grants and Bain Town
and Fort Charlotte.


THE TRIBUNE :r




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Two men are


wi:' .:de of
23-year-old
TWO North Abaco residents s
were arraigned in the Marsh i
Harbour Magistrate Court on
Tuesday in connection with the
alleged rape of a 23-year-old T
woman.
Ricardo Parker, 36, and t
Antonio McIntosh, 26, were not ,g
reqtilred to enter a plea before ,,
Magistrate Crawford McGee. ,,
It is alleged that around p
2.30am on Saturday, Qgtober :-
14, the young woman was walk- I
ing home .wheno she was
attacked by two men,
I~t is alleged timt. the ~men :!
forced her to accompany them "f
into a nearby house, where they
indecently assaulted he~rthen
took her outside into the bush-
es where they repeatedly raped
her.
The defendants' application
for bail was denied and they ~
were remanded to Her
Maety'O Pron a tHIin Denan-
inquiry into the matter,

British police
-hunt for
Serial rapist
Of the elderly

Port-of-Spain
LONDON police have nar-
rowed their search to the south-
ern Ca ribbean for a serial i'apist
believed to have: attacked near-
ly: 100 elderly womnen and men
inBritain, a forensic scientist
said Thursday, accorrding to
Associated Press,
British forensic specialist Rity
Fy;sh said scientists who worked
on the human genome project
used an advanced form of DNA
testing to identify the rapist's
ancesiral bood uses.
Fysh was in Trinidad with Lon-
don police, who have brought
their search to the Caribbean,
They will travel to Barbados on
Saturday to mneet with police
there ado dee strategist ao
arrest fo~r more than a decade,
Police say thet unknown sus-
pecte nas a saule ddj e drl
southeast London since 1990,
The attacks have often been
separated by several years, said
London police Detective Suppr-
intendent Simon M~organ.
According to a police profile,
the suspect is an Afro-Caribbean
man in his late 30s, He is tall,
athletic most likely rides a '
motorcycle and has lived in
south London or the south coast
city of Brighton for some time,


BDM says Perry Christie has



lost control of his Cabinet





M AN award being presented by Governor General of the
Bahamas Arthur Hanna to Chief Superintendent Hendrick
Nairn. Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt also gave remarks
at the ceremony..
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In his remarks yesterday,
Mr Ralph Forskmn, director of
the Rotary Club, said that not
only is this event an opportu-
nity for children to be able to
hear, but to also help them to
become more successful in
their communication.
"All children deserve to live
in a world where they are able
to hear and understand what's
going on around them," he
said.
He added that it is always a
good feeling to know that you
are able to help those who are
unable to help themselves.
According to the principal
of the Centre For the Deaf,
Mrs Tessa Nottage, there are
presentlyi 58 students at the
school who are "profoundly
deaf" and were in dire need
of a hearing aid.
In addition to the fitting of
the hearing aids, Dr Ronald
Jones made- a presentation on
current theories and practices
in teaching, reading and writ-
ing for children who are deaf
or hard of hearing,
In his closing remarks, Mr
Forsk'in gave his special;
thanks to all those who con-
tributed to the event.


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2006, PAGE 3


:THE TRIBUNE


thle speakers at the ceremony.
Mother Pratrt said bravery,
valour and ga!llantlry ar-e basic
qualities of the men and women
who wear the uniforms of the
nation's security agencies.


POLICE and prison officers
were recognise~d yesterday at
Government House for acts of
gallantry and bravery above
and beyond the call of duty.
Some of the honoured offi-


cers had responded to the
much-discussed prison breaks
over the last year.
Deputy Prime Minister Cyn-
thia Pratt and Governor Gen-
eral Arthur Hanna, were among


.By NATARIO McK(ENZIE

OFFICIAcLS at the Ministry
of Works say they expect the
Baillou Hill Road project to
be substantially completed
before the end of the year.
Khader Alikhan, special pro-
jects co-ordinator at the Min-
istry of Works and Utilities,
told The Tribune yesterday
that the project is currently in
its final stages.
The $3.3 million road
improvement project was
awarded to Bahamas Hot Mix
and Bethel's Trucking last
October
The scope of the project
stretches from the Baillou Hill
Road round-about to the inter-


section between Robinson
Road and Independence Dri-
ve.
It will include improvements
to the round-about at Baillou
Hill Road and Tonique
Williams Darling Highway, the
doubling of the thoroughfare
between the highway, and a
new round-about at the mnter-
section of Robinson Road and
Baillou Hill Road.
"By the end of the year,
before the Christmas season
the project should be substan-
tially completed. The lanes, the
markings the signs, landscap-
mng, everything should be done
by that time," Mr Alikhan said
yesterday.
He added that the contrac-


tors are presently looking
ahead to the final paving oper-
ation.
This is to begin on the Octo-
ber 29 and is expected to be
completed by November 4, Mr
Alikhan said.
Traffic management will be
put in place to assist tilotorists
during that period, he si.
Work on street lighting, traf_
fic markings and the beautifi-
cation process also will be com-
pleted subsequent to the final
paying operation.
Mr Alikhan said that
although numerous unforeseen
circumstances have caused
some delays to the road works,
the project now appears to be
"progressing rather smoothly."


at By ANASTACIA MORE
Tribune Feature Reporter

THE gift of he-tring was giv-
en to 30 students throughout
the Bahamas yesterday byr the
Rotary Club of East Nassau.
The Rotary club donated
$30,000 to assist with the pur-
chase and replacements of
new hearing aids.
SThe children, whose ages
ranged from two, to 14 years
old, were all fitted for new
hearing aids and hearing aid
replacements.
The children from Nais-
sau, Andros, Abaco, Freeport
and Eleuthera enjoyed a day
of fun and play, occupied with
crowns, face painting, games
and balloons.
Doctors ,Hospital audiolo-
gist K~im Scriven and visiting
audiologist and professor of
communications science and
disorders for the Department
of Allied Health in Njorfolk
Virginia, adjusted the n~ew
hearing devices to. fit each
child's requirements. .
The company, which hias
been in existence for more
than 40 years, has been known
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Police and prison officers


TCCOgnised for bravery


1n brief

Dozens are
searched near

Freeport
COntainer pOft

POLICE and immigration
officers conducted a joint road-
check operation on the Warren
.1 Levarity Highway near the
Free~portOCtontainer Port on
At the end of the operation,
the police had stopped and
searched a total of 24 vehicles

reotdo fo vriu = =afi vo
nations, two persons were arrest-
ed for possession of small quan-
tity of dangerous drugs, and
immigration officers arrested 13
persons (11 men and two
women) for alleged immigra-
tion violations.


US official

Ca US fO F

Venezuelai to

-end UN bid

SGUYANA
Georgetown

VENEZUELA should drop
its bid for a seat on the UN
Security Council since it has
failed to muster enough votes
to beat Guatemala the US
backed-candidate an Amer-
ican official said Thursday,
according to Associated Press.
Neither country has won the
necessary two-thirds majority
in the 192-nation General

m neem satorsrvdn fnor nx
American and Caribbean

nTa scenario would normal-
ly spur the Latin American
region's 32 nations to present
an alternative, but they are so
divided in their allegiance, and
there are so manjr other possi-
ble candidates, that no diplo
mats are talking compromise
for now.
There is a~ tradition in the
)UN when two countries are in
this situation for the, one who
is behind consistently to c'on-
cede to the one that is consis-
tently receiving the most votes,"
John Maisto, the US permanent
representative to the Organiza-
tion of American States, told
The Associated Press while vis-
iting Guyana.
The United States, however,
is no stranger to defying the tra-
dition,. of the United Nations,
having~ repeatedly ignored UN
re.:; 'lutions to end its trade
embargo with Cuba which were
overwhelmingly backed by oth-
er countries around the world.
The United States has said
Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez, whose government has
friendly ties with North Korea
and Iran, would be a disruptive
force on the 15-member Secu"
rity Council. The seat is held
for two years.


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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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NOTICE is' hereby given that I.LANIETTE OCTELUS OF:
GODET AVENUE, CARMICHEAL RD., P.O. BOX .CB 1277,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as
a citizen of The Bah'amas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within .
twenty-eight days from the 21ST day of OCTOBER, 2000
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
.P.O.Box N- 7147, Freeport, Bahamas,






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MRS. GI4C~E MA4RGARET SMIZTH NEE
BROWN, AQGED 86. FORM~ERLY ~-OF
NAMSAU. THE BAH-~AMIAS. DIED IN
MIARK~HAMc ONT~ARIO, CA9NADA, ON 17T~H
OCTOBER, 2006, AFTER A~ LONG ILLNESS.

MRS. SM1IT~H WA.S PRE-DECEASED BY' HER
PARENTS. HENRY' VENN BROWN AND IS
WIFE, M1ARGARET M. BROWN AND IS
SURVIVED BY' TWO SONS, DAVID SMLITH
AND IAN SMITH; DAUGHTERS-IN-LAWr.
PAULINE SMLITH AND KRIM SMIrTH; A
BROTHER, MR. DONALD VENN BROWN
OF NASSAr: A SISTER. MARYik P4ULINE
SIMPSON, N6EE BROWN: A SISTER-IN-LAW.,
MIERCEDES A BROWN: HER STEP
MOTHER, THELMA~ GRISWCOLD BROWN:
NEPHEWS. DONALD HENRY' BROWN AND
M1~ICHAEL VENNBROWIN AND OTHER
RELATIVES AND FRIENDS IN THE
BA4IHAMAS AND IN CANADA.


INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, ANDREA JOHNSON
of Johnson Terrace, Fox Hill, P.O. Box SBj-52307, Nassau,
.Bahamas, the mother of JOSHUA LUCIANO' MESA
JOHNSON formerly know(7 as JOSHUA LUCIANO MESA .
BROOKS. If there are any objections to this change of name
b ed oi eyou may write bsuchaobjectiorisato she) Cef
than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that BENNY LORFILS OF;
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 20th day of October, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N- 7147,
Abaco, Bahamas.



PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, ALTHEA RENEA
ROLLE of Milton Street, RO. Box GT-2719, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to REN'EE
ALTHEA ROLLE. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box SS-
792, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after
the date of publication of this notice.


established and let those who
wish to buy a lottery ticket legit-
imately play and remove the
obvious latent corn~iption of
public officials that is alleged to
occur as it seems numbers can
operate total and fully with
impotency of the law.
The resources, fees, created
from a Lottery should only be
a ed to tth otaodest benefit o

ture or some other manifesta-
tion would be unacceptable but
if placed towards financing a
new General Hospital cost
($400m) or say keeping the
Environment clean (we all ben-
efit from that plus it enhances
the Tourism product which our
visitors are disgusted with any-
way). I cannot see one reason
why the leaders of the Baptist
Faith could have a single objec-
tion except they wish to contin-
ue to control the politician. I
never voted "Baptist"? for Gov-
ernment.
Why do our politicians give
in to the influences of the Bap-
tists? Surely we are governed
by the voice of the majority and
not by the voice of 80;000 Bap-
tists?
The current status quo has to
stop it is too obvious that the
majority of the Number Hpuses
are operating under the protec-
tion of law enforcement. If the
Attorney General wishes to
curb the criminal activity and
as she says have "swift justice",
'Justice and Law and Order
must be perceived to bie in place
and that the Police and Busi-
ness Lice~nsing is jupporrtie ~f


In-t- I HIBUNE


PAGE 4, SA'IURDAY, OC~T~fER 2'1, 2C000


EDITOR, The Tribune

AS the political draftsmen are
probably listing issues which
they will include in their party
,platforms one must acknowl-
edge that it is incomprehensi-
ble that successive governments
from as far back as the 1960s
(UBP time) have chickened-out
from rationally establishing a
fair and legal National Lottery
as is provided for under law.
Premier.Sir Ronald Symon-
ette proposed one only to
retrack the legislation as did
PrmeMnisater 9OndenePindlin
one and only Rt Hon Hubert
Ingraham (FNM) proposed in
Abaco in the late 1990s that we
the people will finally decide on
this issue but when it came
around to the 2003 election
Ingraham was gone and Tommy
"T" then leader of the FNM
also chickened out.
In all three cases it is known
the influence of the Baptists
were in so many ways the rea-
son,
If the-rumours are correct we
conservatively play some
$320,000 a day on numbers -
t'he pay-out or winnings' are
unknown, however, not like a
US lottery the Bahamian 'num-
bers' do not pay-out 50 per cent
of the gross sales, if only they
would.
In the past four plus years
therefore over $116,800,000 -
one hundred and sixteen mil-
lion dollars has been played ori
numbers winnings might
exceed $12 million but under
the rules of a US lottery the
winnings would have exceeded
$51 million!
Through the licencing fee
The Treasury would have
r 81~4~ atleast 1 6,000;000 IC'or
the equit altent of' bl er 100-new~~
"Go r~nment loiv-cost homes'.
Is a "legislatively supported
National Lottery provided for
under current law? Yes, but
always conveniently everyone
refuses to read the law and its
provisions. Simply the govern-
ment of the day "pplicy" cont-
trols, whether there is a Nation-
al Lottery or not. .
The law provides for a "duty"
or Tax/Licence fee of 15 per
cent of the gross establishes
all the normal audit process and
reporting. The Lotteries and
Gaming Act is complete with
the exception of Regulations to
cover the electronic equipment
required for operation.
Who will blink in 2007 and
manifest that what should have
been in place for years on top of
the table, legal will be finally


the letter of the law.
The Business-Shop Licerising
Board must realise that what is
called "web shops" are often a
front for numbers, if they don't, :
why do the police only raid wieb
shops to see if the operators are
breaking The Lotteries and
Gamiing Act?
Don't try to argue that a legit-
imate Lottery plays or
empathises their activities on
the less fortunate that is total
poppy-cock as how would a lot-
tery develop their patronage
base aind their income when
bsd on the lower income pjer-

I read recently a Baptist Min-
ister in Atlanta once avidly anti-
lottery admitted that his witness
and experience of how the
Georgia State Lottery worked it
was benefiting a lot of Afro-
American children who iri their
wildest of dreams would never
have seen the front door or '
precincts of a college or univer-
sity.
Which party will write'-in the
legalising of a Bahamas Nation-
al Lottery? If they don't, one
hopes, but I do not hold my
breath the leadership of the
Baptists should protest the pro-
tection by Government and the
police of this illegal activity -
which is better? A corruptj pro-
tectionist positioli or a legal on
top of the table with the patrons
benefiting with better odds (50'
pjer cent of gross sales going to
prizes/wibnings). To me I sup-
port Law and Order above the
continued corruption of law
enforcement, obviously sup-
ported by a section of the
Church.


Cuba not only does not allow its citizens to
travel if, like the brilliant Dr Hilda Molina, it
considers their brains the property of the state,
but once out, a Cuba who exercises his free-
dom of speech and movement cannot return
without the Cuban government's permission.
This is the predicament in which celebrated
Cuban writer Amir Valle now finds himself.
According to the Associated Press, Valle,
whose book tour in Europe has turned into a
yearlong stay outside his homeland, insisted he
has not defected, but said he wiill return to the
communist-run island only on his own terms.
Amir Valle, now living in Berlin with his
wife and their 5-year-old son, said he planned
to return to Cuba in a few months when he left
the island last fall for a book tour in Europe.
Despite differences with his government, "I
had decided to remain in Cuba because I feel
that from there my way of thinking and acting
is most valid," Valle said this week.
"My intention has not been to 'stay' in the
classic sense," Valle wrote in an e-mail
exchange with The Associated Press, refer-
ring to Cubans who use trips abroad to leave
the island for good.
But a ~year later, the 40-year-old author said
he lacks papers from his own government
allowing him to return. Citing national securi-
ty concerns, Cuba is among few, countries
requiring citizens to obtain a government "exit
perymit" to leave, botl fSor:~efmpratr~y stayys
abroad and to emigrate. For those planning to
return, the permit includes a spe~cific period of
time, they are allowed to be gone;.lf it expires;
it must be renewed or the returning Cuban
citizen risks being denied re-entry.
Valle blames the paperwork problem on
official displeasure with his book, about pros-
titution, recently published by Planeta of Spain
as "Jineteras." And after months of confu-
sion, Valle now says that if he is allowed back .
in Cuba, he will return only on his own terms
and timing.
"Many Cuban intellectuals have spent years
asking for this absurd regulation for entering
and departing the country to be annulled,"
Valle wrote from Berlin. "WVe have not
received any answer, except ifor the classic,
'It's under discussion."'
Valle said he agreed to' be interviewed in
hopes of clarifying his position and dispelling
recent reports that he defected. He said com-
ments earlier this month at the Frankfurt Book
Fair were misquoted, leading some to believe
he was seeking exile. .
Rather, Valle said, he demands "my right to


return to Cuba when I deem it convenient in
accord with my current international commit-
ments."
It is not uncommon for Cubans to overstay
exit permits, creating problems with immigra.
tion authorities back home that can take years
to resolve.
Valle said he applied in time to renew his
exit permit for a longer stay, but the govern-
ment never contacted him directly with an
official response.
The Cuban government has not officially
commented on Valle's case, but a woman in
the international relations department of the
official Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba,
which handled the paperwork for Valle's trip
abroad, disputed his story this week.
Declining to give her name, she insisted that
Valle's exit permit was extended in March and
the documents delivered to the Cuban
Embassy in Madrid. She offered no details,
including how long the extension was.
Valle's dark novels describing prostitutes,
drug dealers', black market vendors and others
on the margins of Cuban society have received
official acclaim and several won national
awards in Cuba.
But "Jineteras" is about real people, and
includes extensive interviews with some
involved in illegal ventures on the island,
including a prostitute Valle says was famous in
rthe 1990s.
Valle ~said h~e planned a `thieelb~-month trip
when he left ;C'uba in October 2005 to pro-
anote; his, new~detective novel, "Santuario de
Sombras," or "Sanctuary of Shadows." After
the book tour, the novel's publisher Almuzara
of Spain invited Valle to stay for a literary
jury and Valle requested an extension on his
exit permit in late December.
Meanwhile, the buzz over "Jineteras" was
heating up and Valle said he gave several inter-
views in which he criticised his government.
Valle said his friendships with several well-
known dissidents probably have not endeared
him to officials, either.
"Although he has publicly criticised the gov-
ernment, he has always told me that he wants
to stay in Cuba," said Man'uel Cuesta Morua,
a dissident historian who called Valle one of
the most important Cuban writers of his gen-
eration.
"I am not asking the Cuban government to
let me enter the country," Valle said. "I am
demanding my right to enter and leave when I
decide and ant in condition to do so just like
any other citizen of the world."


JASON CULMER~
Nassau Y
O~ctober 1 ~1006


Ilj


EDITOR, The Tribune
HAVING arrived here
about four weeks ago due to a
family medical- emergency,
I've had the pleasure of stay-
ing at the British Colonial
Hilton for the dui-ation of that
time. And I must say, we're
going: places here in this coun-
try!
Smiles, cheerful attitudes
and top notch treatment in
the restaurant, gift shop,
maids, concierge, front desk,
business centre, personnel
and management. I've now
been here so much longer
than expected, I'm beginning
to think of One Bay Street as


.my home away from :cnl.
Everyone here, day in 4 ad .
day out, engage you wit? a
over the top enthusiasm rto
would make our tourism:
industry proud.
My thought is if we in the
private sector and govern-
ment need direction on how
to treat our customers, people
and visitors, then go no fur-
ther than the British Colonial
Hilton, right here in sunny
Nassau.
"Stuck in Nassau, buit
enjoying it!"
RANDY KEY
Marsh Harbour, Abaco _
September 26 2006


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:Anna Nicole:
RO plans to
have da ug hter
paternity tested

AN attorney for Anna Nicole
Smith said Friday the reality TV
star has no intention ,of submit-
ting her 6-week-old daughter
for paternity testing as demand-
ed bpy an ex-boyfriend, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
A lawsuit filed by photogra-
pher Larry Birkhead seeks a
court order for Smith to bring
the girl to California for a DNA
test. A birth certificate lists her
current companion, Howard K.
Stern, as the father of Dan-
nielynn Hope Marshall Stern.
"Why should she accommo-
date him at all?" Bahamian
attorney Wayne Munroe said.
"I don't think she's going to run
her life according to his wish-
es."

D eAna Opor, sad sh st hel
to the Bahamas this weekend
to take depositions from Smith
and Stern on Monday. She said
SSmith has been served with
Multiple notices of her request
for a meeting.
"We're going to get that
patermity test," Opni said.
On Thursday, Smith buried
her 20-year-old son Daniel, who
died while visiting her in a Nas-
sau hospital three days after the
:;baby was born on Sept. 7.
A private examiner said
SDaniel Smith died of an acci-
dental lethal combination of
methadone and two antide-
pressants. The results of official
toxicology' tests and a police
investigation have not been
publicly released.




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CONFERENCE
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CARIBBEAN AND THE AMERICAS
L'EGLISE MITHODISTE DANS LA CARAfBE
ET LES AMERIQUES
NASSAU CIRCUIT OF CHURCHES
108 Miontrose Avenue
P.O. Box EE-16379, Nassau, Bahamas; Telephone: 325-6432; Fax:
328-2784; rhrodesmethod@batelneths
METHOiDISMi RAISED UP IN THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD,
TO REFORM TH~E NATION, BUT ESPECIALLY THE
CHURCH AND TO SPREAD SCRIPTURAL HOLINESS
THROUGHOUT THE LAND (Father John Wesley)
"Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist witness for
Christ in The Bahamas"

THE TWENTIETH LORD'S DAY AFTER PENTECOST,

MCTTROOT TEAN COLLECT:
Let all those who put their trust in you rejoice, let them always shout
for joy because you defend them,let them also who love your name ~
be joyful in you.
ALMIGHTY AND EVER LIVING GOD, increase in us your gift of
faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which
Sis before us, we may run the way of your commandment's and win
the crown of everlasting joy;- through Jesus Christ our Lord.
WESLEY METHO a Ck stm (alcolmyR iont)
11:00 a.m. Sis. Cecilia Gardiner
RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH
(108 Montrose Ave. near Wulff Rd)
700 a Rev. E ly ABDemleritte IHl Cmmlunion)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Mark S. Christmas
6:30 p.m. Sis. Betty Clarke / Sis. Adelina Morris /Sis. Constance
Gibson
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (Rose Street, Fox Hill)
11:00*a.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts Jr./ Prayer Fellowship
PROVIDENCE METHODIST CHURCH (Shirley Plaza)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Stacia Williams- Christmas
6:30 p.m. Rev. Stacia Williams- Christma's
HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST CHURCH
(28 Crawford ~St, Oakes Field)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Stacia Williams Christmas (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte
GOOD SHEPHERD METHODIST CHURCH
(20 Cedar Terrace, Tall Pines)
8:00 a.m. Rev. Colin C.L. Newton (Holy Communion)
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS-ALI ERSGATE (Quackoo Street)
Friday 5:30 p.m. Children's Club
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St) -Thrift Shop and other
Ministries '
JOHN WESLEY METHODIST COLLEGE
(28 Crawford St., Oakes Field) Reception to Primary
Circuit Christian Believer Programs
Tuesday 6:45 Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road, East
Th yPday6:45p.m.Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church.
"Vision" On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; "Great Hymns of Inspiration"
On the Lord's Day, Radio 810 at 5:30 p.m.; "Family Vibes" ZNS 1,
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AP GE 5 SATURDAY OCTOBER 6


natural hdaza ds on lfe and

ness of natural hazards and their
potential impact, and improve
the national capacity to man-
age the impact of national haz-
ards.
Meetings and training ses-
sions have already beed held mn
a number of communities,
including Farm Rdad, Adelaide
Village, Gambier Village and
West End in Grand Bahama.


foTm a etroncment has
warning systems for disaster
management in at least 20 of
the most vulnerable communi-
ties.
National Emergency Man-
agement Agency (NEMA)
officials said these systems will
be established as part of the
development of a "national risk
preventative management pro-
gramme".
The programme is also
expected to facilitate the estab.
lishment of fully equipped
NEMA offices in four of the
Family Islands, the establish-
ment of partially equipped
NEMA offices mn other islands,
and the further development
of a natiorial emergency com-
munications policy.
The programme is being co-
financed by the government


ject will be facilitated over a
three-year period and will
serve as a "very strong
catalyst that will push the
entire cycle of disaster risk
management forward in the
Bahamas."
Mr Smith said the pro-
gramme will focus on five
major components: the build-
ing of the legal framework and
institutional capacity of
NEMA; emergency commumi-
cations; community prepared-
ness; the enhancement of shel-
ters and the development of a
country risk profile.
It will also have a number of
projected outcomes, among
them the development of dis-
aster resilient communities;


strengthened and mnstitution-
abised standards for emergency
preparedness, response and
recovery in the public, private
and civil sectors and an evacua-
tion and shelter policy and pro-
gramme.
The project, he said, will also
help to reduce the impact of


and the lnter-American Devel-
'opment Bank (IDB) at a cost
of $7 million,
It will be executed by
NEMA and is scheduled to
Begin in February 2007..
Officials from NEMA, the
IDB and ESL Management
Solutions Ltd, the firm retained
to facilitate the design and cost-
ing of the project for funding
by the IDB, have met with
members of the National Dis-
aster Committee and all stake-
holders to discuss adjustments
to the draft report before it is
presented to Cabinet for
approval.
NEMA interim director Carl
Smith said the national risk
preventative management pro-


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but also over-the-hill or Grove
area and maybe the entire
island. Have been experiencing
this terrible situation from
August until now. The Water
and Sewerage has offered no
aolo ies Thish go er T
water cannot. even be b iled, it
comes, out of the kettle z@D,
for months, what a disgrace!

-Disgusted citizen
"I am vex that the govern-
ment sold land in the Family
Islands for $100 for a half acre.
I spent more than that on conch
salad and a couple of beers over




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the holiday weekend."
-Vex

"I vex because I'm tired of
men that try to talk to girls
::who work at the dnive-thru
line at fast food restau-
rants. The wait is already
long enough without
them trying to get some-
one's number. Get your
:I food and go!"
-Mad Hungry.
"''m vex because I had a

fu u a s rub yv bepeat
properly. Not only am I
STARVING, but my breath is
probably going to start to stink
in the next several days. The
cast won't be taken off till
Thursday, so I'll have to wait
until then to eat what I want
and brush my teeth properly.
-Closed mouth
WHY YOU HAPPY?

"I'm happy because I'm going
out with my boyfriend tonight.
It's our three-year anniversary
since we got together and I'
think he may propose to me
tonight. My hair looks good, I
got a new dress .. tonight will
be perfect."
-Hopelessly in Love


id By KRYSTEL ROLL
"The United States is com-
pelling passports, which are
easily forged, when all they
need is a visa/creditcard
sized picture, with fin-
gerprint and personal
information embedded
in a chip. Where is your
wido United States
of America?" *
-Wise outsider

"The Americans had
better realise that what

aond. Tohue are t o-
sands of Bahamians in Amer-
icanschols, illins f dol-
lasofc go lthi g,omedi_
cmnes,~ food, building materi-
als, et cetera are brought fromm
America by Bahamians: they
stop our economy by these
immediate passports, and
hurt their economy also -its a
two-way street."
-The eye opener

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M THE silent corridors~ of the French Qqijster! a mediaeval ,
reminder of the past invite the tourist to pause, reflect, medi-
tate and perhaps, to pray. The cloister is a fascinating trasplant
to this island paradise from Montrejau in South France.
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THE TRIBUNE


Paradise Island, now one of the most
frequented tourist destinations in the
Caribbean, just years ago was a vacant land
with vast potential. The island's stark
natural beauty made the island popular
amongst potential developers and
explorers.
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a look back at the face-lifting developments
that took place over the years.


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We wish to inform our Credit Card customers
that we will be upgrading our Credit Card
Account Management system this weekend,
from Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October
22nd, 2006.


Once this upgrade is complete, we will be able
to offer you enhanced Credit Card services.


We take this opportunity to assure you that this
system upgrade will not affect your ability to
USe your Credit Card for transactions during this
Weekend,.


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hOlding Credit Cards previously issued by
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truly incredible cast.
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sistencies of the director's
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ple here: just big stars with a
crackling script.
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new police recruits on either
sides of the law. The former,
because of his family's murky
connections, is selected to go
undercover to investigate gang-
land boss Costello (Nicholson);
the latter is actually one of
Costello's mob doing his own
bit of covert work in the police
force.
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themselves facing almost iden-
tical dilemmas as they race to
find out the other's identity.
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have filled this with headache-
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instead of Costello.
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and limit the Company's exposure to losses arising from large individual risks. A large portion of
the reinsurance is effected under contracts known as treaties and in some instances by negotiation
on individual (facultative) risks. In addition to the above, the Company enters into excess of loss
and catastrophe contracts which protect against losses over stipulated amounts arising from any one
occurrence or event. Reinsurance contracts do not relieve the Company of its obligation to the
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underwriting. Prepaid amounts are amortized over the period in which the related premiums are
earned.

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the day of the transaction & premiums written by agents are recorded as received from the agents.


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i) Unearned Premiums
~Insurance premiums are earned on a pro-rata basis over the terms of the policies. Unearned
premiums represent the portion of premiums written applicable to the unexpired terms of policies
in force.


il) Deferred Commissions Received

Deferred commissions received represent the unamortized portion of commissions received creating
to premiums ceded to reinsurers.

lil) Reserves for Outstandine Losses

Outstanding claims comprise the Company's net share of estimated cost of all claims incurred but
not settled as at the balance sheet date, whether reported or not.

Outstanding claims are based on estimates and while management believes that the amounts are
adequate, the ultimate liability may be in excess of or less than the amounts provided.
The provision for claims incurred but not reported is estimated by the Company's management
based on the gross written premiums for the period and the historical performances for each class of
business.


2.7 Related Party Transactionsi

All transactions with related parties have been entered into on an arms-length basis.


2.8 PenSIOn Scheme`

The Company operates a defined contribution pension scheme for the full time employees. The amount
contributed by the: Company is included unie general and administrative expenses in the ptatemenlts of
income. The amount contributable at year end is shown as a liability. If the contiribution already paid
exceeds the contribution due for service at the balance sheet date, the excess amount is shown as an
asset .


2.9 Premium Tax

Premium tax is charged by the Govemrment of The Bahamas on gross written plrmiums at a rate of 3%
for the year ended Januray 31. 2006. (2005: at 3%/).

3. CAPITAL ASSETS


Notes 2006


10 2,192,270
10 7,696,710
4 4,192,638
2,867,641
527,967
13 1,002,820
5 204,654
30,000
2.4 702,511
2.2, 3 328,316

:S !91945i,527


2005


1,646,057
7,088,163
3,623,011
2,288,368 .
1,207,767
1,159,681
292,379
30,000
668,526
383,487

S 18,37,439_


ASSETS
Casts & cash equivalents
Investment in short term deposits
Insurance balances receivable
Deferrd reinsurance premiums
Amounts due from reinsurers
Amounts due from related parties
Interest and other receivables
Inventory and stationery supplies
Prepaid commissions
Capital assets


These are comprised of the following:


Furniture,
Fixtures &
Eaniument


L~Leasehold
Improvements


Computer
Eauioment


316,789
'81,341
458,130




243,416
51,395
'294,811


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1,177,059
'81,341
1,258,400




793,572
136,512
930,084




S 328,316


COST`

At February-1, 2005' ; - 28ii;bl2'" '" 514',208
AdditiolaP" W-' :`':;: :' "': '''?ii;.:..
At January 31, 2006 286,062 514,208


iABilLITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY


Accounts payable
Amounts due to reinsurers
Unearned premiums
Deferred commissions received
Reserves for outstanding losses

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (Page 4)
Share capital
Accumulated deficit


174,878
280,658
2.6(i),88,446,011
2.6(ii) 677,280
2.6(iii),9 . 4,39(i,418
13,969,245

11 9,250,000
(3,473,718)
5,776,282

S 19,745,527


109,778
644,776
7,619,588
592,672
3,845,661
12,812,475

`'9,250.000
(3,675,036)
5,574,964

$ 18,387,49


ACCUMULATED DEPRECIATION


At February 1, 2005
Charge for the year
At January 31, 2006

NET BOOK VALUE

At January 31, 2006


At January 31, 2005


S135,141
38 661
173 802


415,015
46,456
461,471


s 112,260 $ 52,737 S 163,319


$ 150,921 S 99,193 S 133,373 S. 383,487


Director


4.- INSURANCE BALANCES RECEIVABLE

These are comprised of the following:




Amounts due from agents
Amounts due from policyholders
Less: Provision for doubtful debts



5. INTEREST AND OTHER RECEIVABLES


Il ul a o Date


NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JANUARY 31, 2006 2005


1. INCORPORATION ANI) PRINCIPAL ACTIVITY

Security & General Insurance Company Limited (the "Company") was incorporated under the Companies
Act of~the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on January 9, 1990, and commenced operations on February 1,
1990. The .Company is licensed to operate as a property and casualty insurance company under the
Insurance Act, 1969. The registered office of tlie Company is situated at the offices of Lennox Paton, Fort
Nassau Centre, Marlboruogh Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

On November 3, 2003, the Company increased its authorized share capital from $7,000,000 to $12,000,000
by the creation of 5,000,000 Ordinary Shares of 8$1.00 each. ~

A total of 2,237,143 of the newly authorized ordinary shares were acquired by Colonial Group International
Limited ("majority shareholder"), a Colonial holding company in Bermuda. At the conclusion of this
purchase, the majority shareholder's stake increased from 51% to 70% of the Company's Ordinary share
capital. This was approved by the Bahamian Government on the condition that the Colonial holding
company would give the. Bahamian shareholders the option to buy back, at par, the amount of shares
necessary to restate the Company's ownership ratio to 51:49 over the next three years.
The irrevocable letter of credit provided by the majority shareholder in favour of the Company in the sum of
$1,250,000 expired on November 3, 2005. This has renewed for another year, upto November 3, 0(16.

The Company employed 40 employees as at January 31, 2006 (41 as at January 31, 2005).


2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

2.1 Basis of Preparation

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable International.
Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and are expressed in Bahamian Dollars.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity \vith IFRS requires management to make
estimates arid assumptions that affect the reported amount lof assets and liabilities and revenue
and expenses in the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


2.2 Capoital Assets

Capital assets are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation. Depryciation is provided at the
following rates:


2006 2(105


4,45 1,805
790,833
(1,050,000)


3,810,007
788,004
(975,000)


4,192,638 S 3,623,011


These are comprised of the following:


Accrued interest receivitble
Prepaid expenses
Pension asset [Note 2 .8, 13]
Other receivables


2006

131,519
22,777

50,358

S 204,654


2005

.162,273
41,687
9,083
79,336

S 292,379


6. OUTSTANDING CLAIMS AliD NET CLAIMS INCURRED


These are comprised of the following:

Outstandipg claims, net
Outstanding claims, net '
Less: recoverable from reinsurers


2005


2006


6,886,376 5,169,961
(2,495,958) (1,324,300)

$ 4,390,418 $ 3,845,661


Included in gross outstanding claims is a provision of $175,000 (2005: $175,000) for claims
incurred but not reported as of the year end.*


2006 2005


Net claims incurred
Gross outstanding claims
Less: recoverable from reinsurers


11,629,320
(5,890,221)

S 5,739,099


7,263,690
(2,181,229)

S 5,082,461


7. NET COMMISSIONS EXPENSE

These are comprised of the following:


Commissions paid to agents
Less: commissions earned from reinsurers


Straight-line over outstanding lease tenn.
Straight-line over a 60 month period.
Straight-line over a 60 month period.


2005

1,688,926
(1,130,697)

S 558,229


2006

1,994,Ill
(1,432,765)


Revenue and expenses are recognized under the accruals concept.


AP GE 8 SATURDAYOCTO 6


Chartered
Accountants



AUDITORS' REPORT




To the Shareholders of
Security & General Insurance Company Limited
Nassau, Bahamas



We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of Security & General Insurance Company
Limited as of January 31, 2006 and 2005, and the related statements of income, changes in
shareholders' equity and cash flows for the years then cinded. These financial statements are
the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion
on these financial statements based on our audits.


We conducted our audits in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those
standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about
whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An .audit includes
examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial
statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant
.estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement
presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion,

In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, .the financial
position of Security & General Insurance Company Limited as of January 31, 2006 and 2005
and the results of its operations, changes in shareholders' equity and its cash flows for the years
then ended, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.







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FROM page one Road fear s 'Goan renne gthe situationnin
the appraiser said that the con- corrected," she said mna letter,
editionn of that road took at least "could be hazardous and is a
$1`0,000 off his appraisal (or ~."But nqthing is being dosne. The gross exploitation of the unfor-
what his property is worth)." only thing we can do now is to tunate property ownerss"
The Gamble Heights Home- have the media come in a~nd According to Mrs ThomPson,
owners Association, of which address this issue publicly," she on~e ministry official promised
Mrs Thompsoil is a member, said. that something would be done
said they are constantly trying She explained that the road wlith the roads but nothing was
to get the problem of hole's in was dug up in 1996, but was ever done, she said.
the road addressed, improperly repaired afterward. "'It's just horrible, there are
"We talked to everyone, In her effort to try to get the so many potholes we can bare-
including Minister of Works roads smoothed out, she wrote ly pass through," she said.
Bradley Roberts," she said. to several government officials "Something needs to be done."

FROMa page one CTuiSe Ships r1:""Orler ineveshwih h
to be significantly cheaper than and tourism officials described
the traditional passport. the change of deadlines as "a
The rule published yesterday disaster for land-based .tourism."
proposes a wallet-sized card that Bahamas Hotel Association
would cost $10 for children and explained that, while no per- executive vice-president Frank
$20 for adults, plus a $25 execu- sonal information will be con- Comito said that the exten ion
tion fee. .tained on the proposed card, it of the deadline for the cruise
Traditional passports cost $97 will be linked to a secure US ship industry puts "the hotel
for adults and $82 for children. government database contain- industry in the Bahamas at a
"To facilitate the frequent ing biographical data and a pho- competitive disadvantage."
travel of those living in US bor- tograph by long-range, or vicin- Meanwhile, Prime Minister
der communities and those tray- ity, radio frequency identifica- Perry Christie and other
selling on commercial maritime tion (RFID) technology. Caribbean leaders are being
vessels, the Department of State While the cruise ship indus- urged by the region's' hoteliers
has committed to producing a try now has a June 1, 2009, to mount a joint lobbying effort
passport card that incorporates deadline to work towards, air in Washington as a final effort to
cutting-edge technologyy" the travellers to; the: Bahamas still amend passport regulations,
State Department said yester- will be required toe be in posses- which are estimated to cost the
day in a press release. sion of,asyggggapport byt-v the n uahamas -some $446 million in
The State Department on~gmal date of January 8, in' II annual revenue.


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 nisk 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.


KNL~OWLEDGE/SKIL~LS REQUIRED


The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

Experience in technology' change management systems,
software management systems.

-Experience information security processes and standards.
Knowledge of WiIN2000 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
Cititr ust(B ahamas) Limi ted
P.O.Box N-1576,
Nassau, Bahamas
I Fax: (-242) 302-8732 or
Email: gieselle.campbell @citigroup.com


15. COMPARATIVE FIGURES

Certain of the comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the presentation in the current


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2006, PAGE 9


8. UNEARNED PREMIUMS

These are comprised of the following:


Balance at beginning of the year
Movement for the year

Balance at end of the year


levsl of agenment btwen th
international issues" which he
said required "attention".
At that time, of particular ire
was the Bahamas' vote in favour
of another outspoken critic of
the US Cuba for a seat on
the Human Rights Council.
As it stands, though
Guatemala has come out ahead
in the majority of voting rounds
so far, neither country had
achieved the two-thirds majori-
ty necessary to win the election.~
The international press has
reported that talks were under-
way at the UN into the possi-
bility of a third "compromise
candidate" being offered if
there is no progress on the vote.
BBC Caribbean has quoted
the Dominican Republic's
ambassador to the UN as saying
the Bahamas has been suggest-
ed as potentially fulfilling this
role.
Further reports in the inter-
national press state that
Uruguay, the Dominican
Republic, Costa Rica or Mexico
are also under consideration,
Sbtit reports thus far indicate that
no decision has been reached.


2006 2005 .

7,6;19,588 6,475,602
8;26,423 1,143,986

S 8,446,011 S 7,619,588


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ally. vote as a block unless it is
not in the Bahamas' interest" -
while Marilyn Zonicle, under
secretary in the international
relations division of the min-
istry, said only that she had been
advised not to respond in any
detail to queries about the impe-
tus behind the decision to break
with CARICOM, and ultimate-
ly align with the US on the issue.
The Bahamas' vote may
have come as a surprise to
Venezuela, which, according to
the Washington DC-based
Council on Hemispheric
Affairs, expected to get all 15
CARICOM member votes-
However, it is not a prece-
dent-setting break. The
Bahamas has previously demon-
strated a willingness to vote
against CARICOM's proposals
- for example, rejecting the
proposed CARICOM Single
Market and Economy (CSME).
In August, US ambassador
to the Bahamas, John Rood,
complained that there appeared
to be a downward tr-end" in the


The above calculation is based on not premiums written for the financial period.


9. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
Contingent claims
As at January 31, 2006, a number of outstanding claims and related legal actions remain unsettled.
Contingent claims liabilities for which the ultimate outcome has been assessed as either probable or possible
in the opinion of legal counsel have been includes) in the reserves for outstanding losses on the balance .
sheets at $4,390,419 (2005: $3,845,661). No provision has been made for contingent claims liabilities for
which the ultimate outcome has been assessed as remote in the opinion of legal counsel.

Lease commitments
On November 1, 1998, the company entered into a lease agreement for the lease of new premises for a
period of ten years. On February 1, 2001, the Company extended the lease agreement for the lease of larger
premises for the remaining seven years. The lease agreement is with Atlantic Medical Insurance Limited,
which owns the premises. In addition, the Company is required to pay a share of the operating Posts of the
premises, which during the year totaled $106,996 (2005: $148,812).
The future minimum lease payments under operating lease agreements are as follows:
2006 2oos


Not later than one year
Later than one year and not later than 5 years

Total commitment at end of the year


204,425
255,531


204,425
459,956 .


S 459,956 $ 664,381


10. CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS AND INVESTMENTS IN SHORT TERM BANK DEPOSITS

Investment in short term bank deposits attract interest rates of 3% to 4.5% (2005: 3.5% to 5.25%).

Included within short term bank deposits is the sum of$161,437 (2005: $152,443) \yhich at the request of
the Registrar of Insurance, has been placed in an interest bearing accouni, the use of which is restricted for
the settlement of unpaid claims.

These are comprised of the following:
2oos 200s


Cash & cash equivalents


2,192,270


1,646,057

7,088,163

S. 8,734,220


Investment in short term bank deposits


11 SHARE CAPITAL

The share capital of the Company is made up as follows:

Authorized share capital
12,000,000 shares ofS S each I

Issued and fully paid ordinary shares brought forward:
5,750,000 shares of$1 each

500,000 8.5% redeemable cumulative
preference shares of$1 each

3,000,000 2% redeemable convertible
non-cumulative preference shaes
of Sl each


7,696,710

$ 9,888,980


2006 200s

S 12,000,000 S 12,000,000


5,750,000


500,000


5,750,000


'500,000


3,000,000

$ 9,250,000


S 9,250,000


The 2% redeemable itopvertible non-cumulative preference, shares are redeemable at the olptiop..of.,Que a
ComE;9.p. br conversior~lat the option of the preference shareholder at the earlier of the following eveltri;,, r

-the accumulated deficit being eliiiiitiiated;

the occasion of the merger or association of the Company with another company, the effect of
which satisfies the~regulatory requirements of the Bahamian Government Authorities.

During the year, dividends of S 102,500 (2005: $102,500) were proposed knd paid-on the preference
shares. As at January 31, 2006 total preference dividends payable was $ Nil. (2005: SNILs).

12. PENSION SCHEME

During April 1997, the Company commenced the operation of a defined contribution pension scheme.
The scheme is a membership controlled and operated Trust Fund.The Administrator of the scheme is
provided by Colonial Pensions ( Bahamas) Limited (2005 Atlantic Medical Insurance`Limited) a
company related through common ownership. The employees make a 5% sailary contribution, with an
equal amount being contributed by the Company. The contributions are paid into a deposit account
adminmstered by the Trustee.

During the year ended January 31, 2006 the Company contributed $62,449 (2005: S 58,618) to the
defined contribution pension scheme, which is iricluded in other general and administrative expenses in
the statements of income.


13. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS .

An agreement commencing on January.1, 1995 was made between the Company and Colonial Insurance
Company Limited for the provision of all functions and services necessary and incidental to the
successful management of the Company. In consideration of this agreement, an annual fee of USS80,000
Sis payable, quarterly ht advance-
In addition to this, Colonial Insuiance Company Limited is reimbursed for all related costs incurred in the
performance of~this Management Agreement.

As detailed in Note 10, the Company has eritered into' a lease agreement for the lease of premises from a
Atlantic Medical Insurance Limited. The company has provided insurance coverage on the premises, for
which it received premiums of $ 107, 823 (2005: $88,295).


The amounts due froni related parties are comprised of the following:


Colonial Insurance Company Limited.
British Caymanian Insurance Company Ltd.
Atlantic~ Medical Insurance Limited. -


~2006 2005

942,724 1,076,618
~11,914
60,096 71,149


S Y,002,820


- $1,159,681


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Compensation of key management personnel of the Company

Short term employee benefits
Defined contribution pension and medical insurance expenses


2006
544,000


200s
510,000


41,600 39,180


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Non executive directors were paid directors fees of $ 30,000 ( 2005 $ 15,000O)


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14. BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE
Earnings per share is calculated by dividing the net profit for the year by the number of ordinary
shares in issue as at year end.


20106 2005
$ 303,818 $ 112,781


Net profit for the year .
Number of ordinary shares
Earnings per share


5,750,000
0.05


5,750,000
0.02


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FROM page one
and common market organisa-
tion which has declared its sup-
port of Venezuela's candidacy,
and with which Minister of For-
eign Affairs Fred Mitchell has
previously indicated the
Bahamas tends to vote "as a
block". .
While a territorial dispute
between Guatemala and Belize
was noted as a significant factor
in CARICOM's decision to
support Venezuela, Guatemala
was strongly favoured by. the
US, who stated that they
believed Venezuela would have
a "disruptive" influence oni the
council, according to the Asso-
ciated Press.
AP has recorded Mr Chavez
as openly vowing to use the seat
as a platform to criticise the US,
and such a position would give
the country the international
clout to do so in a concrete fash.
ion for example on issues such
as Iran's nuclear programme,
which Venezuela has defended
Irati's right to develop.
On Thursday, one govern.
ment minister spoke briefly of
the Bahamas' choice "We usu-


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meets the third Thursday of every month; @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach,


The recently established National Insurance Baord Retiree Association
(NIBRA), meets every fourth Thursday in the month, in the National Insurance
Board's (NIB) training room, Wulf Road office complex, ait 6pm. All retirees
are welcome.

The Rotary Club of West Nassau holds its weekly meeting every Thursday at
Choices restaurant on the campus of the College of the Bahamlas. Fellowship
starts at 12:30pm, with the meeting held from 1pm to 2pm.


~ s~(~B~~FRIDAY '(II

A PARTIESNIGHTI~CLUBS,
& RESTAURANTS

Cafe Europa on Charlotte Street North, kicks off every Friday night with Hap-
py Hour... special drinks, live music/DJ from 6pm to 9pm an'd Nassau's first
European Night Restaurant Open Friday night till Saturday morning Sam,
serving hot foodland take out -music, drinks and an English breakfast. Cafe
Europa...the perfect place to spend your night out till the morning.

A HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes toinform the publicof its meeting times an
places:~ The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Fridays 6pm to 7pm & 8:30pm to
9:30pm. Sacred Heart Church Fridays @ 6pm to 7pm New Providence Com-
muanity Centre: Fridays @ 7pm to 8pm.


CIVIC CLUBS

Ti11 Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm

Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second Friday of each` month, 7.30pm at
Emmaus Centre at St Augustine's Monestary. For more info call325.1947 after
4pm.

AMISTAD is a club which promotes the Spanish language and culture in the
community. Residents of the Bahainas who speak 'Spanish or are learning Span-
ish are invited to atterid meetings on the third Friday of the month during the
academic year at 7pm in room 13 of COB's Tourism Training Centre.



1414', SATURDAY

5 ENTERTAINMENT

ABSOLUT Vodka presents "Find your Flavor" Saturday, November 4 from
8pm to h~im hosted at the Nassau Botanical Gardens. This is a presentation of

Ae 1h)o sive nurs ivoeadsges eftosrq e ar e vrndt,~e fidjs, five
entertainers, creating five unique moods. Absolut is the most attractive brand in
the Bahamas, come and experience Absolut like never before and find your
flavour.

HEALTH




Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third Saturday, 2:30pm (except
August and December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.

Doctors Hospital CPR and First Aid classes are offered every third Saturday
of the month from 9am-1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Community Training
Representative at 302.4732 for more information and learn to save a life today.

NEW School and Community Nature Walk and Petting Zoo Free Every
o une da~i fo 0me 23p2 mat arh 2V2g -Ranch ,o mln DreD an
tions. Open to all ages and groups M6nday-Sunday from 9am 6pm. Inquire
about additional activities and programmes.

CIVIC CLUBS

JAR CYCLING: The owners of JAR Cycling are pleased to offer a cycling clin-
ic for juniors between 10 and 17. The free clinic will be held every Saturday in
an effort to encourage kids to cycle. Parents interested in registering their chil-
dren should contact organizers at jarcycling@gm i.com

New The Rotary Club of West Nassau will hold a Fun, Run, Walk beginning at
6am on Arawak Cay. Funds raised will benefit our efforts to continue to assist
r~iou c imnuntityc aects For furtheep formation 1and d tis abouetmhe Fun,

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A HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to mnform the public of its meeting times and
places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to
9:30pm.

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Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting times and
places: New Providence Community Centre: Mondays -
6pm to 7pm. The Kirk: Mondays 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group meets the first Monday of
each month at 6:30pm at New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road.
Dinner is provided and free blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing
is available. For more info call 702.4646 or 327.2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third Monday every month, 6pm @
Doctors Hospital conference room.

CIVC CLUBS

/Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Monday's at 7pm *
Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach *
Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Mondays at 7pmn.

The Nassau Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) meets every third Monday
of the month in the Board Room of the British Colonial H~ilton Hotel, Bay St.


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PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS & RESTAURANTS

10.10.2.20. @ Club Nirvana: Tuesday nights at Club Nirvana. Elizabeth Avenue,
have been dubbed 10.10.2.20. Every tenth feinale patron is allowed into the club
absolutely free and is gigori a complimentary glan ` '::do Rossi. Tuesday .
ni hts also includee th: i:essi's Hot Bo:dy :61 'i lin. Hosted by Daddi
R Irzidand music provia.~ It INJ Ai from 100 Jamz. M~aster Chef Devito Bodie


I HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the pulglic of its meeting times and
plces: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Tuesday 6pm to 7pm/8:30pm to


The Cancer Society of the Bahamas.meets at 5:30pm on the second Tuesday of<
each month at their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville. Call 323.4482 for
more info. ..

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau
GymNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor approval is
required. Call 364.8423 to register for more info.

CIVC CLUBS

The Kiwanis Club of New Providence meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the -
Holy Cross Community Centre, Highbury Park.

The Luncheon Pilot Club of Nassau meets every third Tuesday at Super Clubs
Breezes, Cable Beach at 12:30pm. We invite all community minded persons to
attend.

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7:30pm @ C C Sweeting Senior

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Bahamas, 3rd Terrace, Centreville.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega chapter meets every second Tues-
day, 6.30pmn @ the Eleuthera Roommin the Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable
Beach.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second Tuesday, 6:30pmu @ Atlantic
House, IBM Office, 4th floor meeting room.

olh Pid .laP F all 5it .t 4ve2y 7 s~t9 Tesy e:30pm at the British


gL~~a~- WEDNESDAY ;-ilfsll

M P TTIE M HTCLUBS

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm.
Free appetizers and numerous driflk specials.

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placs Nw Pro idmnc dommnt ete ens -n 7p o8m
Nassau Group: Rosetta Street, Wednesday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

FREE Helth and Wellness Leletres ar edth frt deW da j a .ve Imre

information call 327.1660 or 327.2878. FREE Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and
Cholesterol Screening.

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Phone 323.4482

TM~ Club 2437 meets each Wednesday on the 4th floor of the Ministry of
Health, Meeting Street at 6 pm.


A CIVIC CLUBS

The Rotary Club of SouthEast Nassau meets every Wednesday from 1pm -
2pm at East Villa Restaurant, East Bay Street. Always an interesting speak-
er and great fellowship. If you would like to attend our meetings please send


I a SILK CO TTON SOUL a PO E11 RI READ- 1
ING: The Track Road Theatre F'oundlatioli, in con-
junction withl Cerasee ]Books, will be launching lan
Strachlan's first book of poetry, Silk Cotton Soul,' an
very~ stirring collection of poetry that vividly captures
the writer's passion for his people and their culture. Dr
Strachan will read from the new book during a special
"~meet with the author" session on Friday, October 27
at 7pm at the National Art Gallery of thle Bahamas, and
also sign copies. Refreshments will be served.


anl e-mnail to bruno.pletscher~~gottardo.com or kathyvsm~ith@hotmail.com.

Thne Nassau Bahaamas Alumnae chapter of Della Sigma Theta Soror-ity Incor~po-
rated meets 6:30pm every thlird Wednesday at the Bahamas National Pride
Building:

International Trainitig in Communication, Essence Club #31l73 holds its bi-
monthly meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at Doctor's
Hospital Conference Room.

Nassau Co~uncil 10415 Knights of Columbus meets the second and fourtl1
Wedn~l .1 I..ofl~...month,8Spm@8S, :val~ a ln.. Monestary.




Child, One Comlmunity at a time." .

NEW School and Community Nature Walk and Petting Zoo Free Every
Wednesday from 10am i:30pm at Earth Village Ranch, St Albans Drive and
Columbus A-veriue (Chlippingham). Call (242) 356-2274 now to make Reservations.
Olpeni to a ag s asnd gouops Mxondsay-Sunday from 9amn 6pm. Inquire about


s81~8$~1 THURSDAY .

A HEALTH

Free public health lectures featuring distinguished physicians are held at Doc-
tors Hospital every third Thursday of the month at 6pmn in the Doctors Hospital
Conference Room. Free screenings between 5pm & 6p)m. For more informa-
tion call 302-4603.

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the a;l l;.. ..I II. .r..:..ling times and
places: The Nassati Group, Rosetta Street: Thlursday 6pml to 7pml / :30pm to
91:30pmn. The K~irki: i 11,,. .~ J, 7:30pm to 8:30pm .


P 1)t Po atrl liinss Cla ss are b ing hel 6.350 m T'hursdays at Nassatt


REACH Resources &r Education for Autism and related Challenges meets
fo m7pm 9m the scond Thursday of each month in the cafeteria of the


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T'he K~iwanis Club of Over-the-Hill meets every Thursday at 8pm at the Holy
Cross Activity Centre, Soldier Road. Guests alre welcome.

Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first, second and third Thursday at the
Ministry of Health & Environmnent building on Meeting Street commencing at
7:30pm. Everyonle is welcome to alttnd.

1lM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ Supe rClubs Breezes.

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~tCPICTET

PICTET BANK & TRUST LIMITED
ITnvites qualified applicanlts for the following position:-

ASSISTANT HEAD OF CORPORATE= SERVCICES

DUTIES WI72L L INCLUDE:-

;Assist with day-to-day supervision of Corporate Department.
-Preparation of Annual Reviews and Corporate. Synopses.
-Fee billing and coillection.
-Preparation of Corporate Minutes.
-Maintaining$ corporations in good standing.
-Mlanagemntln 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 pertainmug to corporate administration.
PRE-REQUISITIES:-

-Bachelors Degree in Law, Finance or related area.
-In-depth knowledge of Bahamnian ~comp~any law and practice,
-Working knowledge of regulations and corporate practices io other
jurisdictions (Panama, BVI, Cayman Islands, T'urks & 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 ill a private bank, law firm
otrki g knmow e ge of foundations,
PERSONAL QUALITIES:-
The successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to work with
minimum supervision in a busy, multi-culturalp environment. He or she
must be withung to work io order to meet to strict deadlines, Persons who
fail to meet these minimum requirements need not app y.I
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
Offlees in
Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London,
Luxembourg, Madrid, Milanl, Montreal, Nassau, Paris, Rome, Singapore,
Tokyo, Turin, Zuirrich


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PIC'TET BANK & TRUST LIMITED

Igvites quaifiied applicants for the follouing positin:-

TRU~S~T OFFICER

REQUIRED SKILLS:-

-Stronlg supervisory and organisational skills,
-Ability to function independently but works as part of a tea?.
Ab-ility to function in a high solume~, high pressure~ en\ ironmenttlt.


EDUCATION AND EXPERTIENCE:-

-Minim-um of a Law Degree and/or STEP Cler-tification.
-Sound knowledge of trust driuft ing, I.'~reptin~g and accounting.
-Atbility 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. .
-Workiing 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-41837
Nassau~, Bahamas

Offices in
Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lausanne, Loandon'
Luxensbourg, Madrid, Mlilan, Montreal, N~assau, Paris, Rome,
Sangapore, Tokyo, Turin, Zurich


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2006, PAGE 11


- THE TRIBUNE


SBy YOLANDA DELEVEAUX
A BAHAMAS-BASED lux-
ury goods retail company has
opened its third store on West
Bay Street,
Even though. there are any
number of upscale jewellery
stores in the more tourist-tray-
elled areas of New Providence,
such as along Bay Street, Jewels
By The Sea manager Rory
Dean said the majority of these
centres do not cater to the
Bahamian public.
Their main sales thrust, he
said, is aimed primarily- at visi-
tors.
Mr Dean said that during the
expansion the firm had consid-
ered the needs of the disabled
community in building its prod-
uct inventory and retail loca-
tions,
:-The new location, just east of
Sandals Royal Bahamian, was
designed to fill a gal! in the
upscale, retail Bahamlan jew-
ellery industry, said Mr Dean,
The grand opening for Jewels
By the Sea's newest location
was an informal event, with
.brief remarks from Mr Dean,
-Who outlined he basic concept
`behind the srore. Thg're was an
official ribbon cutting by Deb-
bie Thompson,
Acco9rding to Mr Dean, cus-


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Sunshine Boys" reflecting
their youth, vision and ener-
gy.
The story of "The Sunshine
Boys" is clearly one of the
great story's about human and
economic change in the


Bahamas, as by any measure
the company is today a "blue
chip" company.
Subsidiaries include Arawak
Homes (which has delivered
more homes to more Bahami-
ans than any company in his-
tory), RoyalStar Assurance
(the best capitalised general
insurer in The Bahamas), Suri-
shine Insurance (Bahamas
affiliate of Marsh, the world's
number one risk manager),
FOCOL Holdings (one of the
best performing shares on
BISX), Sunshine Finance
(mortgage brokers and.~actual
lenders and Eleuthera Prop-
erties Ltd. (which is leading
the economic re-birth of South



days later they worshipped at
St Francis Cathedral Church
before sharing lunch at H-umi
dlor Graycliff


The initial mission of Sun-
shine H-oldings LTD. in 1973
was to prove that young
Bahamians of humble origins
could cooperate to own and
manage large businesses. The
founders were called "The


: LAND surveyor Ernest White; regulatory affairs coordinator
Madison McDonaild, quality controller Andrew Pinder, attorney
Keith Thompson, architect and urban design Gus Ferguson part
of a team for home ownership..


SEXECUTIVE director Franon Wilson, president Bismark Coakley and corporate secretary
Kyron Strachan, salute Dena Ingraham, sales manager of Arawak` Homes and Brian Moodie, chief
operating officer of Sunshine InsuraROc.


MDAMEEKA Roberts (account executivee, Janet Cartwright.
*(who was honoured for long service) and Candice Williams .
managerr of Blue Hill office)*


SSUNSHINE finance accountants Dennis Johnny, chief
financial officer, Esther Weir risk manager and Frank Smith' MP
chief operating officer.


SLERITA Chambers, mortgage administrator; Stephan
Christie, home ownership consultant; Ida Munroe, account
executive insurance; each young and bright with an MBA.


s TINA Lighthourne, manager of life and health department of
Sunshine Insurance along with Kenya Mycklewhyte, account
executive insurance and Marjorie Munroe, marketing executive.


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Mrs Philhippa Shaw


II SUPPORT across the generations: Kerlean Nixon flew in
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Cooper, accountant discuss the strong growth prospects within (marketing executive) who organised the event and young Shari
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Nestor in the final on Sunday.
Do they have a preference on
who they want to play?
Knowles said it resilly does-
n't matter.
S"We've~ beaten the Bryans a
couple times this year. We're 2-
2, but~they beat us when it
counted the most at Wiinble-
Sdon," he said. "The other team
we lost to them both times we
played in third set tie breakers.
"Either way, we want to get a
victory and win the title. So viiho-
ever comes out there, we have to
be ready to play the same way
we played together -- execute
and be strong from the start."
Kno vies said it's good to
have a day off, although they
don't really need it because they
have.8 lof of momentum going
their way,
"We'll be ready to play when-
et\ er they\ wa.nt us to play, which
is Sunday." he insisted. "But
there wallI be no harm having a
day off."
He said their goal is to emerge


straight~ sets, especially with
them playing so well."
Knowles and Nestor out
played Bjoliknian aiid MIrn\ i iIi
just about every aspects of the
garne, Iinucludng ser\ i nc. returns
a'nd points won.
In fact, in the first set.
Knoowles and Nestor brote
Mirnyi's .serve to start the first
set and they did the same to
Bjorkman early irl the second,
awhile thi- held serve through-
out the match. .
."We stayed. strong through
out the match, They never
broke us,"' Knowles confirmed.
"There was only one break in
each~ of the two sets. We just
;stayed strong. It was kind of a
good sign for us."
Knowles and Nestor now
await the winner of the other
half of thle semnl's drawr Today .
the American tivin brothers
Bob and.Mike Bryan, the top
Seeds, willpFla! No.4 seeds Paul
Halnley\ of Australia and Kevill
U'~llyett of Zimbabwe. -


TENNIS .
By BRENT STUBB)S
Senior Spor~ts Reporter
MARK( Knowles and Dan~iel
SNestor are just one victory aw~ay
From three eating as champi-
ons of the M/utua Madrilena
Masters Madridi Tournament.
Yesterday in their semi-final
.match, the number three seeds
eliminated the No.2 seeded
team of Jonas Bjorkman and
Max Mirnyi in tivo identical sets
Sof 6-4 and 614.
"We played a very good
match," ~Knowles sunimed up
from his. hotel room in an inter-
view with ~The Tribuiie. "We
played the number two teamn in
the wprid arid we beat them
.convincingly; It was a big vic-
--tory for us.'
K'now\i le said they plated a
--solid inatch as they--v 'led
great~t vor~le!leyedgrea .returned
great. They ac mailu~l played:a
great match, but we just: played
a httle b irt btter c


.


"That'sn~hat~ md because thc p'1l'ci d great and got their semifinal in aday early. straight year and win the title
Iwe beat the-fi Conviheiingly. ~ the other half nr al be~ played as for the' fourth time in five years. I
STh.li -a\ sa .Ilot about our char- scheduled today. The winner wi SEE page four for more
acter to beat a teamn like that in advance to, meet Knowles anc. tennis action. 5 MAiRK Knowles and~Daniel Nestor



Kowles annourv::-s sixth Alebrityy telntli tournaienen


$170,000 for various Bahamian chiari-
ties.,such as Th~e Cancer Society, The
Sassoon (Haham~aFt} Foundation for
Pe~diatric Heairt Cdre. The Spcial l
Olyifhpics, ;The Associaotion for the
Physically Disabled. The Childrens
Eme-rgenes Hoste~l. The Scout.Asso-
ciation or the Bahamuai and the Mlark
K~nowles Scholarship Fund. Some of
the recipients of scholarships to date
ijnclude Mailtth'en- Sands,: Dea nn


Alullings. Jamal A-dderrley, Jonathair
Ta) lor, Jac~ob Fountain a'nd Kerri
Cartwr~ight.
Mark said that he is thrilled to be
`ab~le to help other !oungste~rs pursue
their dlreaims In this wayV.
There are still iome sponsorship
opportunities ainilable and interested
parries may contact Vickyv Knowles
A~ndrews at 324--817.6or e mail; vick-
yk@batelnet~bs


MARK Kn~owle~s announced today
that plans have been finalised to cele-
brat'e the, sixth year of' tife: Mark
Knowles Cebrlity \Tennis Invitatiorial
on.8-9 December 'I slrn
Over the years, Mark h'as ~played
Shot to many of the: world's most
famous telinis- players such as Andlrc
Agassi, James~ Blake Jim Courier,
Robbie Ginepri, Tommy flaas, T~odd
MartinDIariiel i"ta~l.l Fred S1olle,


Jennifer Capriati, Amar~nda Coetzer,
Jamea: Jackson, ChIn~I1- a Rubin and
Nicole Vaidisova. ;
'Many of the familiar faces: are
exp~ected~toreturn'inD.. .mlber !nclud-
irig~thie rettirn of legends, Fred Stolle
and Jiin Courier as well as ruling 5tars,
Nicole Vaidisova, No 11 in the world
aInd Jamca~ Jackson~ ranked No47. Alsoi
colnfirmedi to pi-ny: are Scoti Davis, Rick '
LIeach, Daniel Nestor, Markl e klel~in,


and Ryan Sweeting.
The celebrity exhibition will be' held
at Atlantis, Paradise Island ojn 8th
December at 3pm and this year, the
pro/ah1 doubles event hias bleer
expanded to incorporate. a round robin
where amateur players` will play~ with
and against ea3ch of the diffe~renl tennis
prolcs lonallsat the~ gLord Cay! Tennis
C~lub.
To date, the event has raised


MI BASKETBALL .l
Byi BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
ON~T JS; ifiter the aninounce
ment of the newly formed
Bahama Pro .Show, the
Bahamas Basketball Federation
has announced that they will
not sanction or recognize the
serni-pro basketball league.
In a press releasts the feder-
ation noted that "wec would likte
to advise that any ~coach, play-
er, official (.floor or desk) or
administrator, who may be
involved. in this league that


they will not be able to partic-
ipate in any BBF' sanctioned l
events.
"We wlouldl like to inake par-
ticular note that jn ) Joung pl(.
er who may have dreamns :of
playing college levelbasketbal
will be pitting their -amateur
status in jeopardy which may
prevent them from ever reacts
ing their dream." .
~At .a press conference on
Wednesday, former New :
Providence Basketball Asso
ciation president Ricardo
Smith revealed that he will be
the commissioner~and chair-


man of the board of the new
sentii-pro league. .
B'ut the federation revealed
that "Mr Ricardo Smith, who
is said to be the 'commission-
er' of this new league, has been
suspended from basketball by
the BBF indefinitely.
"'Therefore he' is precluded
from any basketball participa-
tion until such time as the sus-
pension is lifted."
Smith, however, in his 'starte-
ment, said emphatically that
the new league is not seeking
sanctions from either the
NPBA or the BBF -- because


they are not seeking to replace
any of them.
"This is strictly professional
and they are strictlyt amateur,"
he stated. "They have their role
Sto play and we havre ours."
The federation also disclosed
that they have written to the
Ministry' of Youth,- Sports and
SHousing and to the Mlinistr~y of
Education seeking their support
Sin causing this body to open dis-
cussions with the BBF and to
further support the BBF by no't .
allowing this body ~to use any
of their facilities, be it indoor
or outdoor.


Smith said their league is
expected to open on Thursday\ ,
November 9 ivith -their first
game played at the' Kendal
Isatics Gymnasiuini between the
Real Deal Shockers and thC .
~Wizards. .
Additionally, Sniith also dis~-
closed that they are offering a
cash. prize of $10,000, to be split
$8,000 for the Champions and
$2,000 to the runtiers-up. .
But the federation offered
some advice to corporate
.Baha'mas.
"We -would further like to
catition any sponsors who' may


be entertaining spolisois~hip in
anyway of this leagues or any
of the participatitig .teams to be
extremely careful;" the federa-
tion wrote.
"We would in fact like to rec-
ommend that no sponsors get
,involved itr this oiganisatiori
unless ifis officall\ sanctioned
by the BBF. Should any sponsor
get involved with this league
and later are. unhappy or
believe that there funds were
misused, the BBF will not enter-
taiix any complaints or accept
.any responsibility in regards to
this .league,"


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ii SOCCER
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
KEND~ACE Hart and
Taveres Campbell booted in a
pair of goals as they led their
respective schools, Gerald
Cash and Sadie Curtis, to the
2006 Government Primary
Schools Soccer Tournament
yesterday.
Hart and Gerald Cash pre-
vailed with a 3-0 shut-out over
Oakes Field Primary in the girls
division, while Campbell and
Sadie Curtis nipped Sandilands
3-2 yesterday at the week-long
tournament wrapped up at the
College of the Bahamas play-
ing field.
The two ended up being
named the Most Valuable Play-
ers of the tournament.
Bahamas Football Associa-
tion's president Anton Sealy,
secretary general Lionel Haven
and technical director Gary
White were all on hand to pre-
sent the recipients with their
trophies and medals as the fifth
Version of the tournament came
to a close,
"This is my building stage
over the past two ~ye-ars," said
Gerald Cash's coach Doris
Ramsay, who improved fiom a
third-place finish two years ago,
but did not participate last year.
"Players who I had on the
team from the third grade are
now champions, so I'm very
pleased with their perfor-
mances."
Hart said she worked
extremely hard amd was delight-
ed to be crowned MVP.
"It feels very good,": said the
11-year-old, who intend to con-
Stinue playing soccer ~in the
future.
Even. though they were
blanked, Oakes Field's coach
~ Margaret Albury and her assis-
tant Zindora Munnings said
.they were both impressed with '
their team played.
"My. team playedl well, con-
sidering that this is their first
year in the competition," she
stated. "In fact, this is the very
first time. that they played. We
just put them together in Sep-
tember and they came out and


SBAHAMAS Football Association's technical director Gary
White share a moment with Taveres Campbell of Sadie Curtis
and Kendace Hart of Gerald Cash. The~ two players scored two
goals each as their respective` schools were crowned the 2006
Government Primary Schools Soccer Tournament champions
yesterday at the College of the Bahamas.


4.:




WBAHAMAS Football Association's president Anton~ Sealy presents the girls' winning title to
coach Doris Ramsay of Gerald Cash Primary. Gerald Cash blanked Oakes Field 2-0 yesterday at
Sthe College of the Bahamas. Also pictured at left are BFA technical director Gary White and
Dawn Knowles of the Ministry of Education. At right is IISF secretary general Lionel Haven.


.(Photos.* Tim Clairke).

though we were a bit discour-
.aged at times, we told the boys
to just score goals and play
defence."
While Campbell struck for his
pair of goals, Jadre Evans added
the other for Sadie Curtis.
Campbell, a 10-year-old sixth '
Grader, said it was a sweet vic-
tory, especially since he felt that
they had a chance to lose the
gamne.
S"I felt good about my perfor-
mance," he said. "I ~played very
well because I wanted my
school to win, to be the best of
the best,'
Columbus Primary emerged ~
as the third-place fimishers in
.,, the boys division.
The tournament, according
to White, grew to its largest par-
ticipation this year with 23 boys
and 16 girls teams participating.
All together, more than 70Q
players,; an averagee pf 16 per
school, competed-
Wie thanked Dawn
Knowles of the Ministry of Edu-
cation and Nigel Ingr aham,
president of the Primary


played."
Munnings said team captain
'Dajah Jones did an excellent
job ~of keeping the team togeth-
er;
Yellow Elder Pi~imary was
the third-place finisher in, the
girls division.
On the boys' side, coaches
Gail Barrow and Alex Moyet
both noted that their team,
Sadie Curtis, played like~ true
champions. They improved
from third place last year.



"It was a fight straight
through," she reflected. "W~e
told the boys- that they have to
play team ball, try to score a
goal and play defence,
"'That is what they did. They
had a passion for the spont and
they foughtfor it. It na;sn't asy!,
but they fought hard and they
rose to thie challenge." '
`Noted Moyet: "I think it was
awesome. The boys just did
what we told them to do. Even


Schools Association of New
Providence, for allowing them
to work with them in putting
on the tournament.
"We have a v~ery close-knit
relationship with them over the
past five years and this is just.
.an example of what we have
developed," White said. "It was
just a massive crowd of children
out here all week."
White also praised the coach-
es for the role they played in
preparing their teains.
As a result of their perfor-
mances, White added that Hart
and Campbell will be invited to
participate in the BFA's region-
al tournament, which is hosted
in February.
It is from thisdqaurnament
that thel'fideration look at
potgitial~ pht~yers'l to thakup ;
their nati'ofhifdteani. HE said~that :
the tournament gave; them the
perfect platform to scout other
players. .


M BAH 111.15 Foo~tball A~ssociation's president Anton Sealy
presents -Sadie'Curtis' coach Gail Barrow with the boys title mn
the Government Primary Schools Socer Tournament yesterday
at the College of the Bahamas. Sadie Curtis nipped Sandilands
3-2 in the final.


II PLAYERS from Gerald Cash girls' team celebrate with the team trophy and medals they
won as champions in the Government Primary Schools Soccer Tournament yesterday at the
College of the Bahamas. In the back ground is Dawn Knowles of the Ministry of Education.


MMEMBERS of the Sadie Curtis boys' team celebrate their victory in the Goverrnment Primary
Schools Soccer Tournament that concluded yesterday at the College of the Bahamas. At left is Dawn
Knowles of the Ministry of Education.


for his team and has made a sig-
nificant contribution to his
team's success this past year.
Tilton School won the confer-
ence championship last season,
a title that eluded the school for
the past 15 years.


and 84 respectively.
DeVaughn Robinson -
Studying to achieve an Archi-
tectural degree, he is another
outstanding young golfer
attending Texas Southern
Tigers. After seeing how his
team competed so far, he is
excited to be able to make a
contribution in making the
team even stronger. It is
believed that with DeVaughn's
participation the elusive chana-
pionship for the South ~West-
ern Atlantic Conference will be
attainable this year by Texas
Southern University Tigers.
The conference Champion
for the last 19 years has been
Jackson State University.
Texas Southern will complete
their fall schedule with the
Prairie View Invitational from
October 29-3 mn Prairie View


Texas.
Steven Kemp studying and
playing golf at The Tilton
School mn New Hampshire, he is
continuing his impressive play
there.
Kemip plays in the No 2 spot


plete their fall schedule with
two more events, the first this
weekend and the final event
scheduled for November 3-5.
Riccardo Davis Jr. -National
Junior male champion, attends
Texas Southern University
where he is studying Economics
and was also a starting fresh-
man for his school.
Riccardo played in two
events for the season and came
in top ten in the first event
played in Atlanta and then par-
ticipated in the Louisiana
SWAC Tiger Invitational Tour-
nament, finishing in the top spot
in the two-day event.
The tournament consisted of
9 colleges in the South West-
ern Athletic Conference.
Riccardo shot an even par
round (72) on the first day of
the event and a three under par


(69) on the final day of the tour-
nament to give him a 2-stroke
lead over his nearest rival.
Georgette Rolle Ladies
National Champion, also
attends Texas Southern Uni-
versity -where she is in her
senior year studying Pre-Med.
Georgette was also fortunate to
capture the first place title in
the Louisiana SWAC tourna-
ment. She carded a two-under-
par 70 on day one to take the
lead and on the second day of
the event finished up with a 2-
over-par 74 to keep her in first
position for the tournament.
Stacey Martin is an accounts
major at Texas Southern Uni-
versity. She hails from Freeport,
Grand Bahama. She also par-
ticipated in the Louisiana
SWAC and came in 7th overall
with her two day totals of. 85


THE Bahamas Golf Federa-
tion and the Junior Golf Asso-
ciation has expressed its delight
in the way a number of Bahami-
an players are performing on
the college and high school
teams in the United States.
*Here's a look at some of
those players and what they
have done so far:
Alena Hutchinson -National
Girls junior champion, attends
the Belmont Abbey where she's
studying Sports Psychology. She
was one of five freshmen start-
ing for her team.
Alena was the top finisher for
her school in the Sea Trial Invi-
tational, firing a 79, one shot
better than her score the day
before to complete the tourna-
ment in a tie for 32nd after post-
ing a total of 15 over par.
Belmont Abbey will com-


Bahamas Golf Federation pleased at progress



of young players on United States college teams















:Debbie Ferguson-McKenie spells




out hopes for the coming season


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2006, PAGE 3B


TRIBUNE SPORTS


out. "I feel like I can actually
do it. I just have to get my
strength.back up.
"This year, I wasn't as strong
as I would have liked to be. But
hopefully I will be around for
Berlin in 2009. I know I have
Osaka next year and Beijing in
2008. But 2009 is what I'm aim-
ing for."
The only things she feels
could hinder her from achieving
that goal is if she is injured
because she is adamantly
against using any performance-
enhancing drugs
In her address at the IAAF
Congress, Ferguson-McKenzie
said she spoke from her heart
on what she has experienced
and seen during her tenure in
the sport.
"About 94-96 percent of the
athletes are drug free," she pro-
claimed. "So I've been asked
who do I think are the guilty
ones and I said 'most of the
time, it's those people at the
top.' That's why they do the
doping.
"It might be greed, it might
be fame, it might be the money.
But in my opinion, if they are
caught, then there shouldn't be
any mercy."
Having had a clean slate
throughout her career that has
spanned more than a decade on
the international scene as a full-
time pro athlete, Ferguson-
McKenzie said her r~ecomrmen-
dation is that first-time offend-
ers by charged with a four-year
ban. .
And for those who commit a
drug offence a second time, they
should be banned for life.
"I think most of the doping
people calculate ~it at the right
time," she stated. "It might be a
matter of time, but they do it
when they can make enough
money and get out of the sport.
"But at the same time, they
are stegting from athletes who
are clean. So it's not right and
it's not fair because they are
doing something wrong and
they are benefiting from the
sport. "
Once proven guilty, Fergu-
son-M/cgenzie said those: ath-


letes shouldn't be spared the
rod because they are not con-
cerned about the athletes who
are doing it the legal way.
"I just don't have 'any
remorse for what I said," she
added. "The guilty parties are
normally two to three steps
ahead of the IAAF. It was just
truthful and what I had to say
was from the heart."
With another two weeks off
to relax and spend time with
her family, Ferguson-McKen-
zie will return to Mianii, Florida
in November to start her off-
season training with coach Amy
Been and training partners
Sevatheda Fynes and American
Lauryn Williams.
Next Thursday, she will join
her former teacher at St
Andrew's High School, Gordon
Mills, in officially launching a
book he read on her life: "Born
to Run" in Chapter One Book
Store at the College of the
Bahamas at 6.30 p.m.
But Ferguson-McKenzie said
she's looking forward to com-
pete in Osaka, Japan at the 11th
IAAF World Championships in
Athletics. Her aim is to see the
women's 4 x: 100 relay team
improve on their fourth place
finish at ,the 2004 Olympic
Games in Athens, Greece:
As for the 4 x 4, Ferguson-
McKenzie said she intend to do
some training to be a position to
run a leg in the final if the
Bahamas could find sufficient
women to make it through the
preliminary round.
"I can give one solid leg," said
Ferguson-McKenzie, who ran a
50-split two jrears ago.
Almost a year since she got
married, Ferguson-McKenzie
said that now she has found her
"soul-mate," her life could not
be more complete.
"He's actually the complete
opposite of me, but we make' it
work," she insisted. "My hus-
band is very supportive. He sup-
ports me 100 per cent."
The only thing left, she hint-
ed, was a child. But as soon as
she hangs up her spikes, she
indicated that she wuill start .
expanding her family.


ATHLETICS
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

SPRINTER Debbie Fergu-
son-McKenzie did a little bit of
everything as she made her
comeback this year to the inter-
national track and field scene.
Putting it all into prospective
in an exclusive interview with
The Tribune, Ferguson-McKen-
zie said she could not have
asked for a better showing, con-
sidering the fact she didn't know
what to expect. .
"Not having no competition
in 2005 after going through two
surgeries, it was like 'Wow!"
she explained. "It was better
than some people who didn't
have the year off.
"So I was really thankful. I
mean, I didn't compete the year
before, so I think it was a great
year for me. Now I just want to
stay healthy and take it from
Heree"
While she bounced back to
go all the way to compete in the
International Amateur Athletic
Association's 4th World Ath-
letics Final in Stuttgart, Ger-
many and on the Americas
Team at the 10th World Cup in
- Athens, Greece in September,
Ferguson-McKenzie closed out
the year with an appearance at
the IAAF Congress in Monaco.
At the end of the September
.-meeting, Ferguson-McKenzie
addressed the "movers and
shakers" of the sport as an Ath-
letes Representative. She spoke
on the topic of anti-doping,
which was prominent in the
sport over the last few years.
In an article on the IAAF
Swebsite, which highlighted some
of her comments, it was stated
that Ferguson-Mc~Kenzie had
retired. But she made it
emphatically clear that it was
quite the opposite.
Her goal now is to run in the
~-~12th IAAF World Champi-
onships in Athletics in Berlin,
Germany, August 15-23, 2009
before she call it quit.
"After coming back and run-
ning the way I did this year, I
don't feel tired," she pointed


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HIOW many words of four letters o a 88o
or more can you make from the 5: a s8 3
lettr shocn lee? Inm d 18 8 4
once only. Each must contain a~ e o
the centre letter aLnd there must a 4.@ xno
eat1 last one nine-letter word. 8 8
TODAY'S TARGEF m
Good 21; very good 32; excellent
43 (of more). Solution tomorrow;


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ACROSS
4 It podalmsIts terrtordial
idenutit(6)
7 Capsizean oen vessl 8)
SMany mre than a

10 Caefulasadeaner?(5)
13 Beatlen hollo(4)
14 Ghns a saitly look to Henry, if
lohhig else (4)
15 Undervaluedfuel?(4)
IS A Ml exercise tohelp t~e
memory? (3)
17 A childneglected but ve ,
good-hearted (4)
19 To start with, a writer has nothing (4)
21 A racy game? (0)
23 Would she paseo fr
ariartist? (4)
24 Where to preserve food, etc., out
East? (4)
26 The sunny area for me and
hundreds more (3)
27 Hadlearned wh~dast ws s h at th
weekend (4)
29 Such meet can'tbeall
carbohydratel (4)
32 The fled of drink (4)
35 Abone-breaking
Jo~llfcation? (5)
34 Polestaking arestin groups (6)
35 A substance used in medldne~


surgery (6)


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East dealer.
East-West vulnerab
NOR
+A Q
V 8 6 3
.J 8 5
+AK J
WEST
4 10 7
VA 10 9 4
+ AK 7 64
+ 83



+7 6 4
The bidding:
East South
Pass -3 4
Opening lead ki~
There are times ~
play runs so cdntrar
tice that very few
even think of it, mu
play. Yet, when th
quently examined i
day, its validity can
Consider this de:
the' king of diamo:
spades. Southriuffei
Sof trumhps,, then led i
.losing to the queen
- queen of hearts,
defenders collected


for down one.
,le. It's not easy to see wrhat declarer
TH could have done to prevent this ui-
6 lucky outcome, even if you look, at
all four hands. But. the fact is that
South could have guaranteed the
110 c contract at trick one. InsteBa of
EAST trumping West's opening ~lead, he
4 2 should have discarded a club!
V QJ 5 Let's say West leads another dia-
4 Q 10 9 3 2 .mond. South ruffs, cashes the A-K of
+ Q 9 5 2 trumps and plays the A-K- of clubs.
3iR' I Eaut productu th que; n out
and discards a heart on the club ten to
make the contract. If East does not
produce the queen of clubs, South
discards a heart and achieves the
West North same resultt even if West has the
Pass 4 4 queen. Either way, declarer can't lose
ng of diamonds. more than three tricks.
There is no question that di'scard-.
when the winning ing a club at trick oie, is a play fely
y to normal prsic- declarers would think of. It simply
declarers -would runs too much against the grain.
Ich less make the Nevertheless, there can be no deny-
e play is subse- ing that the club discard virtually
n the cold light of assures a favorable outcome, while
not be deniied.l trumping the king of diamorids
al where West led clearly jeopardizes the contract.
nds against four By discarding on Westts king of
d, played the A-K clubs, South makes sure that East,
a club to the jack, the dangerous opponent, can never
i. Back came the gain the lead for the potentially
whereupon the killing heart shift: From that point ~
three heart tricks on, all ioadj lead directly to Ionie.


ARIES Marc~h 21/April 20
A loved one asks you an Important
question early in the week, Aries. Just
be honest. Tell this person exac~dy how
you feel. Don't worry your relation-
ship is strong enough to handle this.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
You hak sorn unoatie dui eweek

to get ~ahead on several projects that
you've been workiing on. Go for it!
GEMINI- May 22/June 21
Stand your ground when a business
associate tries to force you to do
something you don't agree with.
Don't fall prey to this pressure. Those
close, to you will be Impressed with
your determination.
C~ANCER June 22/July 22
Keep your emotions in check when
a close friend tells you some impor-
9tantinws: Makel an efforttoabe soup
deAt fryion lathe in the week. Be
LEO July 23/August 23
Bite your tongue at work this week,
`Leo. Don't let them get to you. You
meet an interesting person on
~Thursdlay. Qet. to latow him or her bet-
ter, because Ihus could be the one.
VIRGO Aug 24/ISept 22


ties, arid don't let others distract you
froin the tasks at hand.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
A~n acquaintance; asks your advice
about a personal problem. While you
don't want to get irivolved, you
should. Your assistance will be
appreciated. Sagittarius plays an
important role.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
~Don't let a colleague's comments-
upset you early in the week, Scorpio.
Everyone knows that it really doesn't
have anything to do with you. Relax,
SAG~PTITARIUS -Nov 23/Dc 21
You meet someone inte'resting!
while' out this~week. Take the time
to get to know this person, because
he or she really can enhance your
life. Just be yourself, and you're
sure to make a good impression.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You get into an argument with a
loved one on Tuesday, Capricorn,
dnd you both eay h ngs tha t
and apologize first.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
When it comes to a' financial decision
this week, Aquarius, don't rush into
anything. Gather as much information
as you can. Your efforts wil pay off.
PISCES Feb 19/Marcht 20
A loved one is feeling down this
week, Pisces. Do what you can to
cheer him or her up. While it could
take time, jyour persistence will pay
off. That special someone asks a
favor of you late mn the week.


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1 Mess up two out of hundred (5)
2 Hard as imay be, fgures outhow to
mlake tea (5)
3 Keep tuming abitnasti (4)
4 Sortof man able to get nine rght? (5)
5 Forsome,thetimetogiveilp(4)
6 May~beI's in time, thi dea (6)
9 Make use of what's good in vine
culture (6)
11 Asanactor,he'sagoodsandwich
mayz (
12 Waterman who mayhave adeblto t
grow aboul? (5)
13 Fedup wth card and note being
spolk (7)
15 Faint fgure (3)
16 Black plane (3)
18 Stlir interest in gong away
wtlh aboy ()
20 Old Bob hadtwelveof themll (5)
21 Positive eign of a negative start to the '
'day (3)
22 Like recruits who've never beento
the cookhouse? (3)
23 Give in abig a(6)
25 Mercantile v asd?(3)
28 LUke the accent of anovice
at NASA (5)
30 Isit sharp as the bll ota brd? (5)
31 In Australia, James is on the Ilne fom
the beach (5)
2 Sotmrnupean~ofbrlo rme4

brooding (4)


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Amsterdam Open 2006.
Holland's Timman played~
Anatoly Karpov for the Fide
world title and defeated all the
dwwrds The 54 yse r 14
Remains active in tournaments
and last month competed in
London's Staunton Memorial at
Simpson's in the Strand as well
spdlss inedaebut he
Faced a tricky decision in today'
puzzle. Material is level, and if
ghite goes for the h5 pawn by
.1 Nf4 then Ba2 2 Nxh5 a41 3
Kxb4 Bxb3 4 Nf6 8c2 5 h5 a3 6
Kla Kc Pke Bathdraws bys

needed, and Timman found a


ACROSS
6 Anxiety(6)
7 Lucid (8)
8 Treatises (6)
83 Sblsv(4)
1 eae(4)

19 Keen (4)
21 Woodworker
23 Idonelanland (4)
26 Very warm (3)
27 Satisfy (4)
29 Leaves (4)
32 ht~randi (4)
34 Wearisome (6)
35 Draw level (8).
36 Disclose (6)


DOWN
1 Lead (5)
2 Tyrcoon (5)
3 Discard (4)
3 a~l(4)
6 Fadl e(6)

lrInsu ae ()
13 Humully 7
15 Gratuty (3) i


21 Feline (3)
22Bom (3)
23 Ox-lIke (6)
25 G3arl~and (3)
30 Egg-shapd
31 Slumber (5)
32 Awul (4)
33 Dull (4)


dever thre-move sequerice using
just his knilght, which forced
victoy. What happened?


LEONARtD BARDEN


yesterdays rypdc knksoldo
ALCRMS:1i, Double 7, Vinegory 8, D-one Ip, Shaker 11, At
las-t14, Let 16, Resel l?, Laid (del) 19, Green 21, Beryl
22, Canoe 23, C-0at 26, Solos (rev.) 28, Bid 29,
T-wnt-y SO, Gander 31, Ares 32, Con-don~e- 33, He-arts
DOWN:1,Dies-el2, Bookrd3, Ever4, K -estrel5,
Pa~~s~ ur-AS 6 Wa-T Dal9, Nel l2, Ln1,Sna1
Arrw i8, Aglow 10, Ge~n. 20, Eye 21, Bastion 22,
Con 23, Cinema 24, Odds 25, Thrdis 26, Silck 27, Leans
28, Bar SO, Gash


Yesterday's easy solution
ACROSS: 1, Depend 7, Anerior 8, Adam 10, Spruce 11,
Bipeds 14, Irb 16, Venus 17, R~de 19, To~wer 21, Minor 22'
Genie 23, Poet 26, Creel 28, Wed 29, Rerntal 30, Forest
31, OlsnCmues SS Cmple 3, eee
DOWN: 1, Denser 2, Endure 3, Dame 4, Deliver 5, Siren 6,
Crass 8, Ardd 9, Ace 12, Per 13, Dunce 15, Tonic 18,
Inure 19, Tln 20, Woe 21, Melanin 22, Get 23, Peruse 24,
Odes 25, eittr26, Crack 27, Enemy28, Won .
30, Ford


Chasolution 8210' Ne5+ Kc7 2Nflc31Bc3Nd
8dland now Whte's b3pawn is uarded
so4 MbSwon both Blac'sQ-skie pawns
Mensa quia r Y lles uti~eehtwa rqir vryb
Olne possible wrd ladderoknMr)smluone
more, sore, sort, soot, SPOT.


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