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0 By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
AN othen ic quiet weekend
turned violent in the early hours
of yesterday with the country's
43rd murder for the year.
A man, a resident of southern
New Providence believed to be
in his early 30s, died on the
streets.of Pinewood Gardens as
the result of a stabbing over the
weekend.
Police yesterday expressed
extreme disappointment that a
weekend which had been most-
ly crime-free, had to once again
end with a homicide.
"We had a very quiet, pleas-
ant weekend, no crime. Then
this happened, another murder.
It is very disappointing," press
liaison officer Inspector Walter
Evans told The Tribune yester-
day.
According to reports, the vic-
tim was one of group of men
arguing while standing by the
roadside on Bamboo Boulevard
in the Pinewood Gardens area
at around midnight on Satur-
day.
"The argument escalated and
the situation got out of control.
As a result, this man was
stabbed," Mr Evans said.
The man then "stumbled"


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parked nearby, and started
heading east on Bamboo Boule-
vard.
However, he drove only
about a block before he stopped
the car, got out and according
to eyewitnesses collapsed on
the street.
"That is how he was found,
lying in the road in a lifeless
state," Mr Evans said.
Investigations are continuing
and police hope to soon be able
to determine a motive for the
murder and name a suspect.
With the number of murders
reaching 43 for the year so far,
the country's homicide rate has
now almost doubled compared
to this time last year when the
number of murders was still in
the mid-20s.
Mr Evans yesterday again
appealed to the Bahamian pub-
lic to find non-violent methods
to resolve their disagreements.
"We would like to see more
reasoning, more restraint: Obvi-
ously some people have still not
learned how to properly solve
their problems ," he said.
SMr Evans said that police are
appealing to people, "and espe-
cially young men", to exercise
restraint during the remaining
days of 2006.


* OFFICIALS cover the body of the man who was stabbed on the streets of Pinewood Gardens early yesterday morning


PM Christie has 'lost

all credibility over

fight', says FNM
* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
PRIME Minister Perry Christie has lost all credibility due
to his handling of the fight between two parliamentarians
in the Cabinet Room; according to the FNM.
.Addressing the fight between Mount Moriah MP Keod
Smith and Kennedy MP Kenyatta Gibson in its weekly
website commentary, the FNM hit out at the PLP admin-
istration.
"Prime Minister Perry Christie has shredded whatever
credibility he had left along with the last bit of respect for
his administration by his fumbling, bumbling, indecisive
SEE page 16

Port Authority chairman
sells shares after conflict
of interest is alleged
* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
AFTER coming under fire for alleged possible conflict
of interest, chairman of the Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity Hannes Babak has sold all of his shares in a construction
company he once owned, and cancelled a contract recent-
ly signed between them and Associated Grocers.
Mr Babak states that since his appointment as chair-
man these allegations have surfaced despite the fact that the
contract between H and F Babak Construction and Inter-
national Distributors of Grand Bahama Limited (Associ-
ated Grocers) had been negotiated before he was even
SEE page 16


* THIS little girl at the International Cultural Festival at the
Botanical Gardens on Saturday takes time out to relax. For more
pictures see pages six and seven
(Photos: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


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* By PAUL G
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TODAY, The Tribune will
be sending a letter to the
Ministry of Youth, Sports,
and Housing requesting the
spending records of the Min-
istry of Housing with specif-
ic focus on contracts award-
ed from 2002 to 2006.
The newspaper was told to
submit its request and ques-
tions in writing and, barring
any legal stipulations, the
information would be sup-
plied.
In the past, efforts by The
Tribune to put to rest so far
unsubstantiated claims that
an unusually large portion
of government housing pro-
jects have been awarded to a
preferred group of contrac-
tors has been met with stiff
resistance by Ministry of
Housing officials.
Contractors in New Provi-
dence, and in some cases on
the Family Islands, complain
that the ministry cannot jus-
tify the contracts it has
awarded, claiming that three
.conglomerates in particular
are being favoured above all.


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* MINISTER of Housing
Neville Wisdom
In an article published on
May 9, 2006, Minister
Neville Wisdom said trans-
parency was of utmost
importance to himself and
his colleagues. He said that a
list of all the contracts
awarded had been complet-
ed and would be made avail-
able. This report, however,
was never received.
The Tribune, in its deter-
mination to get answers, is
copying the letter (addressed
to the minister) to perma-
nent secretary Leila
Greene.


seek quicker
release of
donor funds
* GEORGETOWN,
Guyana
THE Caribbean Coinm-
munity promised Satur-
day to help Haiti speed
up the release of hun-
dreds of million of dol-
lars (euros) pledged by
foreign donors this year
to the Western Hemi-
sphere's poorest nation,
according to Associated
Press.
In July, donors
pledged US$750 million
to help Haiti for the
next 14 months, offer-
ing vital aid needed to
rebuild the impover-
ished country's battered
infrastructure and pre-
vent a return to chaos.
Haiti President Rene
Preval asked the
Caribbean Community,
or Caricom, for help
during a one-day visit
to the country on
Wednesday by a high-
level delegation from
the organization. Cari-
com assured Preval they
would press the interna-
tional community to
fulfill its pledges in a
timely manner, the
Guyana-based Caricom
said in a statement.
It's unclear how much
of the donor money has
been disbursed.
Caricom also said it
will reopen its perma-
nent office in Haiti,
closed after armed
rebels toppled Presi-
dent Jean-Bertrand
Aristide in February
2004. ,
Haiti was suspended
from Caricom after
armed rebels forced out
Aristide, the country's
first democratically,
elected leader. It was
formally readmitted in
July.


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RIB E M O E 23 2 ,


0 In brief

Man pleads
not guilty
to firearm
and drug

charges
FREEPORT: Three
men were hauled before
the court on drug, gun,
and robbery charges.
Arthemus Ricardo
Clarke, 29, of Murchison
Drive and Weddell
Avenue, pleaded not
guilty in Freeport Magis-
trate's Court on Friday to
charges of possession of
an unlicensed King Cobra
.357 revolver and four
.357 hollow-point bullets.
SClarke was also charged -
with possession of a quan-
tity of dangerous drugs,
65 packets of marijuana,
with intent to supply to
another.
Magistrate Subu Lasalle
adjourned these matters
to April 26, 2007, for trial
and granted Clarke, who
was represented by K Bri-
an Hanna, $21,000 bail
with three sureties.
Also appearing in
SFreeport Magistrate's
Court were 34-year-old
Barry Thompson Jr and
28-year-old Lemont Sil-
ver, both of 231 Flying
Fish Street, Caravel
Beach.
They were jointly
charged with seven counts
of housebreaking and
stealing, receiving stolen
property, stealing, and
stealing from a dwelling
house. The prosecution is
alleging that the duo
broke and entered
dwelling homes owned by
Paul Mullings, Kendal
Knowles, Jamal Light-
bourne, and Vanessa Rus-
sell between June 19, 2006
and October 11, 2006.
During this time they
are alleged to have stolen
appliances, tools, house-
hold items, and floor tiles,
together valued $9,140.
The defendants, repre-
sented by attorney Carl-
son Shurland, pleaded not
guilty to all charges. Their
cases were adjourned to
February 12, 2007, for tri-
al. They were remanded
to Her Majesty's Pris6n,
Fox Hill.


Musical
duo to
perform at
two concerts

CRISPIAN Steele-
Perkins on trumpet and
Leslie Pearson (piano)
will perform at Govern-
ment House on Friday,
November 3, in the first
of two Nassau concerts.
On Saturday, November
4, they will be at St
Paul's, Lyford Cay, offer-
ing a programme of Pur-
cell, Handal.and
Mendelssohn, among oth-
ers.
The events mark the
opening of Nassau Music
Society's 2006-2007 con-
cert season.


FNM: The Bahamas embarrassed





by Anna Nicole Smith situation


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
WITH the five-week
media circus surrounding the
death of Anna Nicole
Smith's son culminating with
his funeral last week, the
FNM yesterday claimed the
Bahamas continued to suf-
fer embarrassment because
of this situation.
"The country is still being
embarrassed by the antics of
Anna Nicole Smith with
Bahamian Cabinet Minister
Shane Gibson acting as a
prop in her cheap publicity
stunts," the FNM said in its
commentary on the party's
website.
Addressing photos in
People magazine of Ms
Smith's 'wedding' to her
lawyer Howard K Stern -
who also claims to be father
of her Bahamas-born daugh-
ter the FNM asked what
kind of publicity this situa-
tion is bringing the
Bahamas.
Pointing out that Daniel's
body was still in the morgue
at the time the 'wedding'
took place and at which
Mr Gibson was a guest the
FNM questioned if the gov-
ernment considered this
good publicity for the coun-
try.
"The wedding takes place
on a yacht somewhere off
Nassau with Mrs Smith -
attired in a flowing white
dress and her new husband
in a dark suit jumping into
the water.
"Standing next to the cou-
ple as they make the plunge
is none other than the PLP
Minister of Immigration
Shane Gibson in short pants
and with a pose that speaks
eloquently of his anxious-
ness to see that everything
goes right. While the fun and
frolic was taking place at sea,
the body of Mrs Smith's son,
who died tragically only
weeks before, was still lying
cold in the morgue.
"And Mr Gibson seems
to think it is all fine and
good publicity for the
Bahamas," the FNM said.
The party said there were
"precious few Bahamians
who believe that this woman
is the kind of person we
should be encouraging to


* ANNA NICOLE SMITH with her son, Daniel.
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live among us as permanent
residents, much less put her
on the fast track for that sta-
tus."
This statement is one of
many criticisms levelled at
the government, and espe-
cially Immigration Minister
Shane Gibson's handling of
the permanent residency sta-
tus of the Trinm pj spokes-
woman.
"Minister Gibson and his
Cabinet colleagues gave this
ridiculous woman perma-
nent residence status in the
Bahamas in record quick
time. They tried to pass her
off as 'an investor' and the
kind of person we should be
encouraging to come and
stay in the Bahamas," the
FNM charged. s
Daniel died on Septem-
ber 10 at Doctors Hospital.
Two autopsies both pub-
lic and private have since
been performed on his body.


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However, court officials
said that they have to await
the conclusion of the police
investigation before deter-
mining if the case will go to
the coroner's court.
At this time, some five
weeks after Daniel's death,
the toxicology report has
also not yet been complet-
ed.
Meanwhile, a local funeral
home owner has reportedly
expressed concern over the
mental state of Ms Smith.
Loretta Butler-Turner,
director of Butler's Funeral
Home and Crematorium,
reportedly told US media
that she was shocked by Ms
Smith's behaviour as she laid
her son to rest.
Mrs Butler-Turner was
quoted as saying of the for-
mer Playmate: "I think real-
ity truly has not set in and
she wanted to know if she
could take him home and
give him a warm bath."

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PM tardiness not acceptable


IN THIS column on October 18 we stated
that it was "exactly one month and one day"
after the cabinet room brawl that Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie announced he had accepted
the resignations of MPs Kenyatta Gibson and
Keod Smith from their parliamentary posts. The
time gap in this statement is incorrect. It was
exactly three weeks not one month and
one day from the fight that the PM announced
their resignations.
The fight between the two MPs one the
Ambassador to the Environment, the other
chairman of the Gaming Board took place
after a parliamentary meeting held in the Cabi-
net Room on Monday, September 25. The men,
both lawyers, after an exchange of angry words
over a land transaction for their respective
clients, resolved their differences with body
blows. In the struggle it was reported that two
window panes were broken as was the glass top
to the Cabinet table.
In his account to the press Mr Christie said he
was told "that there was a broken pane that
cost about $49.50 to replace and a chip on the
glass that sits on the table as opposed to a bro-
ken table." After the press conference, The Tri-
bune received a call from a spokesman for the
Prime Minister's office asking that the PM's
statement be amended. It was now estimated
that the cost of the damage done by the two
parliamentarians was $769 and not $49.50. It
was explained that although the glass covering
the Cabinet table was only chipped, the entire
surface had to be replaced. The spokesman also
said that the two MPs had already reimbursed
government for the damage.
And there the matter rested as all involved
tried to minimise the collateral damage done
to their reputations, their public office and a
society in which wayward youth lack role mod-
els.
Kennedy MP Kenyatta Gibson was the first
to realise the enormity of the political fall-out
from a scuffle that to this day Mount Moriah MP
Keod Smith has dismissed as an inconsequential,
private matter. In other words, none of the pub-
lic's business. Therefore, nothing to apologise
for. .
By the end of that week on September 28 -
five days after the fight Mr Gibson issued a
statement of apology. He said he was deeply
saddened that his "human frailty" led to behav-
iour he greatly regretted. "I realise," he said,
"that these events declined to an unacceptable
and undignified level." He then asked Bahami-
ans, particularly his constituents, to forgive and
forget.
The press and public expected a resignation
to follow. Nothing happened, although last week
Prime Minister Christie said he had accepted
Mr Gibson's resignation on October 5.


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Mr Christie, who was not a witness to the
brawl, made matters worse, focusing public
attention on himself when, shortly after the
event, he commented that he and the two
offenders had "laughed together at the media
coverage." He added that he saw "no bruises or
bite marks." He believed the fight was "more
apparent than real."
On October 1 the two MPs were guests on a
radio talk show. They put up a united front,
again trying to make light of the incident. This
bravado, angered the public even more. Many
were now calling for Mr Christie to either disci-
pline his two MPs or himself resign.
In his announcement last week that he had
accepted Mr Smith's resignation on October 3
and Mr Gibson's on October 5, both effective
from October 9, many wondered why, with
rumours growing wilder about behind the scenes
negotiations, Mr Christie had waited another
12 days before informing the public.
Mr Christie explained that he was influenced
by his own personal political experiences; he
did not want to damage any colleague's political
future. Mr Christie was referring to the mid-
eighties when then Prime Minister Pindling fired
him from his Cabinet and the PLP council later
denied him a nomination in that year's election.
There can be no comparison here. Mr
Christfe's situation was purely political, a ques-
tion of principles. However, the fight between
the two MPs, not only took place on public
property, but public property was damaged it
was not a private affair. If little John Q Public
had been involved, two hefty constables would
have appeared at the door, and John Q would
have been dragged off to face the magistrate.
This obviously, is a point not yet grasped by Mr
Keod Smith.
Commenting on the public outcry over the
incident, Mr Christie said it was apparent that
the Bahamian people are deeply concerned
about the "edge" that exists in young Bahamians
and are deeply concerned about a manifesta-
tion of that kind of occurrence appearing in
public life.
This reminds us of the late Sir Lynden Pin-
dling's statement after his government was
defeated in the 1992 election. Said Sir Lynden:
"We knew people were hurting, we knew that
homes were being sold, we knew that parents
were taking kids out of school. We didn't think
that this would have affected them so dramati-
cally in determining what they would do during
the election."
This could be the PLP's lamentation after
the 2007 election, if they don't wake up and
understand 'that Bahamians are crying out for
strong leadership, the end to foolishness, and
each MP behaving as though he is a govern-
ment unto himself.


A debate is





needed on





future of art


EDITOR, The Tribune
'
APART from Abbie LaFleur,
what an embarrassing debate on
Art, engaged in by Steve McK-
inney, host of Immediate
Response, his guests, LaFleur,
Nita, Spice and those who called
in yesterday, Thursday, October
12.
As usual, I got to watch*
rebroadcast on TV 13, which
began half-past-eleven, follow-
ing the late night news. Unable
to call in to contribute to a
recording, I make my input here
and now.
This though might be a totaly
different debate. Debate might
not have been their aim. Are
these talk shows representative
of the nation debate on these
issues they raise or are they just
shows talk to throw away? If
this is the case, why is the nation-
al debate instead not located
centre stage?
Coca-Cola bottle shape; get-
ting hit on; drawing a crowd by
how much body you bare; born
again and not born again I found
insulting nonsense and annoy-
ing initially. I was about to shut
off this show I usually turn to,
to be informed, to keep in touch
and usually drink all of. I did
hang in and I did, after all, drink
all.
Such a debate needed to be
fixed upon and centred around,
not the nonsense giggled about,
petty complaints and concerns
which took up most of the two
hour show, but craft, instrument,
art. Abbey came closest to evok-
ing these concerns.
The audience, the public,
everybody involved, must be
directed by the artist to focus
upon these central, sacred ele-
ments: i1' iilnicni and craft. The
body as sex object belongs to the
profession ofprostitution.
A singer's instrument is the
voice. A dancer's instrument is
the body and a body is filled with
memories, personal and cultural
and speaks many languages. The
singer of popular music is usual-
ly a singer and a dancer, like


Michael Jackson or Tina Turner
and has therefore two instru-
ments to perfect and to play.
Too often though, especially
where popular culture is con-
cerned, fascinated by the phe-
nomenon of fame and fortune,
out to exploit the public, persons
take to the stage with a bit of
talent and a little training,
dreaming of being stars.
A large part of what we in our
country call entertainment and
culture is inspired by and is part
of this crude phenomenon. I turn
away from this. I turn my back
upon it.
Many do attempt to disguise a
lack of craft with what is gratu-
itous and cheap: gyrating, near-
nudity; emphasising what should
not be emphasized, attempting
to distract from what they have
not had and have not got: train-
ing.
Abbie very rightly mentioned
the need for7a national theatre
but what was not ever men-
tioned during this two hour show
were institutions like factories,
through which a Ford, Chrysler,
Jaguar, BMW or a can of Camp-
bell's soup must pass before it is
stamped with approval and
placed in the public domain.
In our country, we seem to
delight in yuckin up vee sef.
Even our children, most recent-
ly, are mostly yucked up. Few
seem to have the patience to
place themselves in the know-
ing hands of long tradition for
processing for refinement.
I was one of 120 persons in
Trinidad recently for Carifesta
IX. Timothy Gibson's grandson
was there, a genius musician and
an exquisite pianist. Chris Justil-
lan who studied music in Boston
and lectures- in the Music
Department at COB was there.
He has trained hundred of
Bahamians to play wind and oth-
er instruments. Senovia Pierre


was there, without Coca-Cola
bottle shape, singing "Imagine"
divinely. She has a degree in
Music and heads the Music
department at L W Young.
The element in the debate
about being born again or not
born again, though interesting is
a none-debate. Sweet Emily's
movement from pop music to
gospel music, which is also pop
music, has little to do with art.
The training she lacked as a
musician before, she lacks still.
Her transition has not made her
Jessye Norman.
I have a recording of Negro
spirituals, "Spirituals" by Jessye
Norman, one of the finest sopra-
nos on the planet. I'm in heaven
when she sings these spirituals
or Bartok or Schumann or when
Leontyne Price sings Strauss
Arias or Gershwin's Porgy And
Bess.
Our musicians, our artists,
need to be trained. Without
training, where can .they trans-
port us to? So-called artists,
directing us to their bareness,
their sexiness and taking us
nowhere and in addition, com-
plaining when, having nothing
else to direct us to, they directed
our eyes, our senses to what is
earthy. Where are our institu-
tions to train and to enlighten
Bahamian artists to enable them
to raise consciousness as art and
artist should?
The Bahamian public needs
to hear the voices and ideas of
the true artists among us. Not
surprisingly, quite a number of
them are of Haitian descent:
Poitier, LaFleur, Justilian, Pierre,
Ferrier, Benjamin. Too often,
the more indigenous among us,
with lower standards, are settling
for so much less with our eyes
upon foolish, empty things like
stardom and fame,
Invite the giants among our
visual and literary artists as well
to join this debate.
OBEDIAH'
MICHAEL SMITH
Nassau
October 2006


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Yesterday on Love 97 was no
different to what has been my
experiences which brought to my
memory the detailed poll the
economics section of COB took
on the eve of Election 2002 -
their conclusion was that.the
FNM was "sure" to win!
Incredibly, arising from callers
to the Love 97 programme was
that so many did not have a clue
where the alleged incident actu-
ally took place. Some callers said
in the House of Assembly, some
said during a Cabinet meeting
in both cases totally unsupported
as they did not even know where
it took place. Many indicated
that MPs Gibson and Smith were
Cabinet Ministers.
Our press constantly use the
words: Words famous and inter-
national renown for something


just introduced to The
Bahamas....There is a massive
presumption and conclusion here
which is so indigenous and total-
Sly lacking scientific proof and so
negative to our various products
we try to market.
As we come closer to the
crazy season of the elections
regrettably more and more polls
of various nature will be taken
and conclusions will be taken,
however, even if taken correctly
and scientifically my advice to
everyone take them with a pinch
of salt because Bahamians have
a knack of responding in the way
the questioner-poll taker wish-
es.

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Resignations acce


... and now


for some real tough decisions


There has been an
almost audible sigh of
collective relief among PLP
electioneers that the fallout
from the Cabinet Room clash
between Messrs Smith and Gib-
son seems finally to be abating.
But whatever the truth of the
events in the Cabinet Room, it
is clear that, given the anaemic
and forced response of the gov-
ernment, there is much more
for Bahamians to worry about
than the lapsed judgment of two
MPs.
We all make mistakes. And if .
we accept them on their word
(or at least those elements
thereof that are consistent
between them), then the fracas
was simply that a human fail-
ure, though at the worst of
times and occasions. Both men
are young and may survive to
look back in amusement at
what may genuinely have been
a one-off anomaly.
But the Prime Minister's ini-
tial denial of "fisticuffs" and his
protracted delay first in seek-
ing, then in accepting, and last-


ly in publicising, the resigna-
tions all speak of a long-stand-
ing and troubling tendency in
government.
While no leader would be
comfortable in the situation, a
tradition of under-reaction
erodes confidence in govern-
ment leaders' ability to address
matters firmly within their polit-
ical party and beyond.
Even more seriously, the


lack of vigour in dealing with
so highly-publicised an event
(which ZNS did not initially
consider newsworthy until its
hand was forced by the press
and the radio stations) should
leave us all worrying about
how vigorously less sensation-
ally reported matters are dealt
with.

Even without the assis-
tance of private radio
and the press, it is easy to gath-
er anecdotally that issues of cor-
ruption and ethics in govern-
ment and the public service far
outweigh hot-tempered MPs as
a cause for real concern. These
matters especially require firm
and rigorous leadership from a
Prime Minister, whether they
are publicised or not.
With so strong a sense that
the Prime Minister acted only
reluctantly, and after acute
media-driven pressure, it is
surely reasonable to worry that,
without that pressure and away
from the attentions of a raven-
ous media, matters of a more


serious, and more touchy nature
are handled even less vigorous-
ly when they are detected.
THE FNM'S
EXTRAORDINARY
ATTACK

The hallmark of delusion
is a tendency to view
and teact to all events within a


PERSPECTIVES


AND


R E W


prescripted (and generally erro-
neous) context. The man who
presumes himself the centre of
the universe views all who
approach him as potential
usurpers; the delusionally self-


AL L E N


entitlement that has blinded it
to the possibility of infallibility
and genuine criticism. In other
words, just what people like
Messrs. Dupuch, Allen and
Wells have been saying for


righteous view all who disagree
with them as instruments in
some evil cause.
And so it seems to be increas-
ingly with the FNM, as it rounds
on an ever-growing list of its
erstwhile members who have
had the nerve to snub Mr Ingra-
ham. This time, the party actu-
ally posted an article on its web-
site attacking in the most per-
sonalised and mean fashion
those erstwhile MPs who are
reported to have switched polit-
ical allegiance.
Clearly, the message which
the party wants Bahamians to
get from its attack is that the
only reason anyone would turn
away from an Ingraham-led
FNM is that they are bad
losers, conspirators or weren't
good MPs even when they
were loyal.
The message most thinking
Bahamians will get is that, at
the heart of the FNM's desire to
return to office is a meanspirit-
ness, arrogance and sense of


some time!
A reasonable response to
such dissent and 'treason' would
have been to focus on issues.
Instead, the party chose to focus
on a hatchet job against the
individuals concerned. That was
misguided in at least two senses.

Firstly, nothing in the
political backgrounds of
Messrs Allen, Dupuch and
Wells in particular would lead a
keen observer to expect them
to take such a personalised and
disproportional attack lying
down.
Having thus been provoked,
they can now be expected to
add this latest display of mean,

FO6 N AN EVC
FertiizeFnicide,


paranoid politics to the reasons
why thinking Bahamians
should approach the FNM's
siren call with caution, if not
quite with their fingers in their
ears.
Secondly, if it is serious
about dispelling the idea that
the party is a one-man bully


pulpit, obsessed with winning
power only, then the FNM has
erred tactically. Its website
broadside against those erst-
while members who dared.
snub the chief bore all the
hallmark's of the bad side of
Mr Ingraham's political char-
acter.


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The message which the FNM
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anyone would turn away from an
Ingraham-led FNM is that they are
bad losers, conspirators or weren't
good MPs even when they were
loyal.


The Prime Minister's initial denial
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delay first in seeking, then in
accepting, and lastly in
publicising, the resignations all
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A STRONG lobby for
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ton is becoming increasingly more
important as, despite rhetoric to
the contrary, governments of oth-
er countries are aggressively seek-
ing the US government's atten-
tion.
The need for a strong lobby in
Washington on issues vital to the
region has been advocated by sev-
eral regional commentators, me
included. Others include David
Jessop, Director of the Caribbean
Council for Europe, Dr Anthony
Bryan, Professor Emeritus at the
University of Miami, and Dr
David Lewis, Vice President of
Manchester Trade based in Wash-
ington.
A few weeks ago I drew atten-
tion to the latest initiative by Euro-
pean Union (EU) tax officials to
try to extend the European Union
Savings Directive (EUSD) to
Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan,
Macao, Bahiniin, Dubai, Canada
and the Bahamas, and I urged that
the Caribbean keep a close eye
on this development in order to
protect their low-tax jurisdictions
and preserve their financial ser-
vices industry.
The EUSD requires countries


insight

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either to provide information on I ih
interest paid into the bank H n a
accounts of EU citizens to the tax K in .
collectors in their country of onri- Singa-
gin, or to apply a withholding tax p ore
on the interest payments that is and Macao. This mandate is sig-
then remitted to the revenue nificant because just the week
departments of the relevant EU before Singapore refused to dis-
countries. cuss the matter with the EU, and
I pointed out that when, in Hong Kong indicated that it would
2001, the Organisation for Eco- not provide information of the
nomic Cooperation and Develop- finances of foreigners. Nonethe-
ment (OECD) launched its less, EU Ambassadors proceeded
"Harmful Tax Competition Ini- with their mandate.
tiative" in which it blacklisted sev- Then, as David Jessop wrote
eral Caribbean countries, EU recently, during negotiations
countries were the principal advo- between EU and Caribbean coun-
cates of the initiative, tries over the EU's proposed Eco-
I also recalled that, fortunately, nomic Partnership Agreements,
the Republican administration, Caribbean representatives reject-
which came to power in the Unit- ed proposals from Europe "that
ed States under President George sought to place conditions on the
W Bush, disagreed with the high- availability of development assis-
tax stance implicit in the OECD tance if the region did not fully
initiative, and this helped to weak- comply with OECD financial ser-
en the OECD resolve, and damp- vices initiatives". Nonetheless, the
ened the enthusiasm for punish- EC has "reserved the right to rein-
ing jurisdictions with low tax off- troduce these issues into negotia-
shore financial centres. tions at a later stage".
On October 11th, EU Ambas- In the meantime, the OECD
sadors gave the European Comn- has been lobbying the US Con-
mission (EC) a mandate to start gress to reverse language that was
exploratory talks on the EUSD included in the Foreign Opera-
tions appropriation bill that would
have stopped the OECD from
pursuing measures against com-
petition from low-tax jurisdictions.
According to The Washington
Times newspaper, the head of the
-- QECD's Washington office has
written to US Senate and admin-
istration officials requesting "that
BENJAMINS 1 this language be reversed".
This is a further sign that the
OECD, pushed by EU countries,
1 still has offshore financial services
6/ IQand tax competition very much on
"" OR THE ARELIEF their agenda, and efforts are being
r W an Pain made to bring Washington on
4 , board.
S.i In the .iblnc. o 'rion I. h.-.b-
C.nhbe.,n i nd other countries
which want to develop offshore
M J Sfinancial services, the US Congress
will be hearing the OECD tune,
and may be tempted to dance to it.
And, while the capacity to com-
Pant i p h lpete in financial services is impor-
rnli tant to the Caribbean, it is not the
.A. :'t, i .' only issue on which lobbying in
S ,11 Washington is important.
Dealing with a complaint earli-


er this year by Trinidad and
Tobago's Prime Minister, Patrick
Manning, that there is a lack of
interest in the region by the US
in matters of trade and drug traf-
ficking, Professor Anthony Bryan
said that the twin-island state
needed "a strong lobby in Wash-
ington". Professor Bryan is
reported to have made the point-
ed remark that staying in the
Caribbean and complaining about
the US will not work.
Dr David Lewis, from a van-
tage point in Washington itself,
where his organisation sees groups
of countries intensely lobbying the
US administration and Congress
on issues vital to their welfare, has
long argued that the Caribbean
needs to engage the US proac-
tively.
He has pointed out that
Caribbean Ministers met the for-
mer US Trade Representative
Rob Portman who left his post
one week after the meeting, but
the Caribbean is yet to advance
the region's trade and investment
interests with his replacement
Susan Schwab.
On October 13th, a US-Cari-
com trade and investment com-
mittee met. It was an important
meeting, but for Caribbean needs
to be addressed in trade arrange-
ments, the US Congress needs to
be on board.
This was obvious --- if it wasn't
already in the passage recently
of an amendment to the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initiative
which required US passengers on
airplanes entering the US from
the Caribbean to hold valid pass-
ports from January 2007. When
this bill was passed, extending the
deadline to 2009 for travellers
from Mexico and Canada, most
of the Congressmen, who voted
for it, were unaware of the impli-
cations for the Caribbean's vital
tourist industry.
Lobbying in Washington is not
genuflecting at the altar of power
or pandering to the US; it is simply
recognizing how decisions are
made, and acting to ensure that
your country's interests are under.
AI.i .i Aficr, all the USis sill the
Cjrihhcjn s biggest trading part-_
ner; still the prime provider of
tourists to the region; still home
to the largest number of
Caribbean people outside the area.


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Concern that Rum Cay


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0 JOHN Mittens, chairman of Montana Holdings (right),
shows Minister of Financial Services & Investments Vincent
Peet documents relating to the $600-700 million Rum Cay
Resort Marina in May


RUM CAY old-timers are
wondering what kind of impact
resort development and second-
home land sales will have on
the island's way of life.
Controversy is still raging
over massive acreages suppos-
edly owned at one time by the
late Florida attorney Effie
Knowles.
One developer, Billy Davis,
was recently asked to stop work
on land near the island's salt
pond until title could be firmly
established. Mr Davis is one of
several Rum Cay developers
who claim to have bought land
from the Knowles estate and.
says he has papers to provehis
o.' nei -hip
However, police were alerted
to his clearance of 20 acres on
the eastern side of the island
and asked by government offi-
cials in Nassau to intervene.
Mr Davis is reported to have
stopped work pending a solu-
tion but is believed to be out of
the Bahamas at the moment
and was unavailable for com-
ment.
However, an islander said:
"The land development con-
troversy goes on and on. For-
eigners keep flying in claiming-
to own big tracts of land, but
no-one knows how they got
title."
The land sales problem and
the welcome, and wholly legiti-
mate, Montana resort and mari-
na development are gradually
changing a way of life that has
remained almost untouched
since the slave era.
Old 19th century walls once
used to confine livestock are
being broken down as develop-
ers not Montana clear home
plots for sale to foreigners.
The result is that wild cows -
a common feature of this
remote Bahamian outpost are
now wandering all over the
island, sometimes causing havoc
in people's gardens.
"We are not against develop-
ment, but some of the older folk
do worry about the changes that
are taking place and whether
they will all be for the better,"
said a Rum Cay stalwart.
"We're all poor people here,
but we live a happy, simple
life."
Land ownership problems
have only occurred in the last
Jew years since the island's
airstrip was extended and resur-
faced. Before then, Rum Cay
was an almost forgotten 'jewel'
in the Bahamas chain.
Now stressed-out Americans,


in particular, are seeing the
beautiful but sparsely populated
isle as a dream hideaway for
yachtsmen and private fliers.
Life is so basic on Rum Cay
that people still rely heavily on
fishing and subsistence farming.
What's more, they scrape
bushels of salt every year from
their salt pond to keep them-
selves stocked up. Mrs Delores
Wilson, who runs Kaye's Bar,
even sells small sachets of the
pure white salt to visiting
yachtsmen.
When they want fresh meat,
the young men of the island set
off to hunt a wild .cow. The ani-
nim.l i' ihen ljughtLircdJ on the
waterfront and th[e -tcalksdoled
out to islanders.
One man who fell in love
with Rum Cay about 40 years
ago was retired American shoe
manufacturer David Melville,
whose friendliness and gen-
erosity made him a revered fig-
ure there.
SNot only did he create a
splendid dive club on the island
- subsequently wrecked by Hur-
ricane Lily he also financed
schooling in the US for some
of Rum Cay's brightest young-
sters.

"The land develop-
ment controversy
goes on and on. For-
eigners keep flying
in claiming to own
big tracts of land,
but no-one knows
how they got title."


Now about 80 years old, Mr
Melville is much-missed by his
Rum Cay friends since he left
five months ago to attend to
business matters in the US.
"We miss him very much,"
said Mrs Wilson, "He is a won-
derful person who has done so
much for our island. When he
first came to live here, Rum Cay
had no lights, no stoves, no
refrigerators and no bathrooms.
He helped a lot of people to put
up homes."


In those days, families cooked
outside, sometimes in special
outbuildings which incorporat-
ed ar old-fashioned oven with
open fire.
"Mr Melville would collect
people's goods from the dock
and help in every way he could.
He is a person we like very
much, and we look forward to
his return," said-Mrs Wilson.
MARSH HARBOUR air
port in Abaco continues ;o
cause alarm for visiting pilots.
A petition signed by 85
Americans 25 of them pilots -
was handed to US ambassador
John Rood earlier this year
drawing attention to the poor
condition of the runway.
It is understood that Mr
Rood's approach to govern-
ment resulted in the Sastily
announced improvement
scheme for the airport during
the summer.
However, this now appears
to have been postponed. A res-
ident said last week: "No work
is going on at the airport. Things
remain as normal."
One Abaco investor suffered
$250,000 worth of damage to
his $35 million jet when the
nosegear struck a hole on land-
ing.


"The resulting landing was
obviously very frightening for
the pilots and passengers," said
an Abaco source.
Locals and investors are keen
for the government to get to
work on the airport as quickly
as possible.


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TRIBUN MONDA, OCTOERA23,2006, AGEW1


back canal expansion


/ and vans with "yes" signs stuck
to the side whisked voters from
poor, crowded neighborhoods
to polling places to vote. Even
niost of the poll volunteers wore
"yes" T-shirts.
"If you've got a business,
you've got to do what you can
to improve it, make it more
competitive," said Faustino
Ortega, 41, a mechanic who
favours the expansion, while
stAnding in line to vote. "The
chnal is big business for all of
FfAnama. Widening it will help
the economy."
Public opinion polls showed
overwhelmingly support for the
canal upgrade. Green and white
signs plastered across the coun-
try read "Yes for our children,"
while tens of thousands of bill-
b'oards and bumper stickers
trumpeted new jobs.
"It will mean more boats and
that means more jobs," said
Damasco Polanco, 50, who was
herding cows on horseback in
Nuevo Provedencia, on the
banks of Lake Gatun, a 160-
square-mile man-made reser-
voir that supplies water to the
canal.
The canal employs 8,000
workers and the expansion. is
expected to generate as many
as 40,000 new jobs. Unemploy-
ment in Panama is 9.5 percent,
and 40 percent of the country
lives in poverty.
,In Kuna Nega, a town of dirt
roads, jagged hills and banana
trees on the outskirts of Panama
City, boat salesman Leonardo
Aspria sported a "Yes" shirt
aid baseball cap.
i"Voting 'no' is like closing
tile door on the canal. It's the
Stop source of income for Pana-
mnra and improving it means
more money for the govern-
ment and less poverty," he said.
But critics fear that the
expansion could cost nearly
double what Torrijos' govern-
ment has let on and stoke cor-
ruiption and uncontrolled debt.
This was on Igor Meneses'
mind as he waited to vote.
"The expansion is necessary,
but we all have to watch closely,
make sure there isn't embez-
zlement and corruption," said
the 34-year-old advertising
executive. "With that kind of
money there's a lot to steal."
The United States arranged
for Panamanian independence
frbm Colombia to build the
canal, and ran it from 1914 to
1999.


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Port Authority chairman


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of interest is alleged


FROM page one
chairman of the Port.
"Since my appointment as
chairman of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority on June 1,2006,
there have been allegations of a
conflict of interest between my
role as chairman of the Port
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"Recently the contract exe-
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with the contract, and have
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neys for International Distribu-
tors of Grand Bahama Limited
(Associated Grocers) to request
that H and F Babak Construc-
tion be released from the con-
tract with immediate effect," a
release from Mr Babak read.
Also, Mr Babak said that he


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suffered by releasing H and F
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contract.
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he said.


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FROM page one
handling of the Cabinet Room
brawl between two of his back-
benchers," the FNM said.
The opposition party
charged that the incident was a
"travesty from beginning to end
with the prevarications weav-
ing a web of self-entrapment
around the three of them."
The FNM criticised the
prime minister for not immedi-
ately coming clean on the cir-
cumstances of the fight.
"The damage done to gov-
ernment property from the fight
that didn't happen amounted
to $49.50, or so the Prime Min-
ister said. But then a correction
came from a public official after
the Prime Minister's press con-
ference: the damage actually
amounted to $769.
"What was he thinking? He
must have sat in that room at
least three times since the inci-
dent in addition to inspecting
the room the day after. Did he
have to be told that Bahamians
would not biy the. $50 story?


So he should come clean if only
on this one point," the FNM
said.
The opposition party called
into question why the fight
between the two MPs could not
have been laid out in the open
from the start.
"Everybody in the country
knew the two men had fought in
the Cabinet Room and in the
process had damaged govern-
ment property. But, to hear
them tell it, nothing happened,


then nothing much happened,
then something unacceptable
happened, then there was no
fight, then the press was making
a mountain out of a molehill,
and so on and on right up to
the end," the party said.
Prime Minister Christie has
since accepted the resignations
of both Mr Smith and Mr Gib-
son from their posts as chair-
man of the BEST Commission
and chairman of the Gaming
Board, respectively.


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Muslim veil debate could trigger riots


* LONDON
A HEATED debate over
veils that cover the faces of
some British Muslim women is
growing ugly and could trigger
riots, the head of Britain's race
relations watchdog warned on
Sunday, according to Associated
Press.
Britons are becoming increas-
ingly polarized along racial and
religious lines, and if they don't
talk respectfully about their dif-
ferences, bad feeling will mount
and could fuel unrest, Commis-
sion for Racial Equality chair-
man Trevor Phillips wrote in
The Sunday Times newspaper.
An angry debate- "is the last
thing Britain needs," wrote
Phillips, whose commission is
an independent, government-
funded body created by law in
1976 and charged with fighting
discrimination and encouraging
good race relations.
"This could be the trigger for
the grim spiral that produced
riots in the north of England
five years ago. Only this time
the conflict would be much
worse. We need to chill," he
wrote.
Racial tension between white
and mainly Muslim south Asian
youths flared into rioting in sev-
eral northern English towns in
mid-2001.
A debate over veils that cov-
er all but a woman's eyes has
become increasingly heated
since former Foreign Secretary
Jack Straw set it off earlier this
month by saying that he asks
Muslim women who visit his
office to remove the full-face
covering when they speak with
him.
It touches on growing anxi-
eties about Britain's diversity
and the alienation of young
British Muslims like those who
carried out suicide bombings on
London's transit system last
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Prime Minister Tony Blair
jumped into the debate last
week, saying Britain needed to
talk about how minority com-
munities could better integrate
into the wider society while
maintaining their cultural dis-
tinctiveness. He called the veil


"a mark of separation."
Phillips said he thought
Straw's remarks had been polite
and respectful, but worried that
the debate had since grown ugly
and rancorous.
"I this morning really would
not want to be a British Muslim
because what should have been


a proper conversation between
all kinds of British people seems
to have turned into a trial of
one particular community, and
that cannot be right," he told
British Broadcasting Corp. tele-
vision.
"We need to have this con-
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which don't involve this kind of
targeting and frankly bullying,"
he said.
Phillips said he didn't want
Britain to suffer the kind of vio-
lence that exploded in the
deprived suburbs of Paris last
year, when disaffected young
people, many from immigrant
backgrounds, rioted for three
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veil debate had become
"increasingly ugly and shrill,"
and said in a statement
that it had been accompanied
by violent attacks on
Muslims.
Some women's veils had been
forcibly pulled off, mosques had
been targeted in arson attacks
and Muslims had been beaten
by thugs, he said.


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- BUDAPEST, Hungary
HUNGARY marked the 50th,
anniversary of the anti-Soviet
revolution with commemora-
tions starting yesterday, though
the events'could be roiled by
divisions stemming from recent
political turmoil in the country,
according to Associated Press.
Opposition parties and sever-
al veterans groups planned to
boycott events where Socialist
Prime Minister Ferenc
Gyurcsany will speak. Protests
against Gyurcsany have been
ongoing since Sept. 17 when he
was heard admitting on a leaked
-recording that his. government
lied about the economy to win
re-election in April.
Also, many question the right
of the Socialists heirs of the
communist party which ruled
Hungary until 1989 after the
1956 revolution was crushed by
Soviet troops to lead the offi-
cial commemorations.
President Laszlo Solyom,
Gyurcsany and Parliamentary
Speaker Katalin Szili on Sun-
day handed out state awards to
nearly 80 people, including
S many veterans of the revolution.
Several of the recipients only
shook hands with Solyom at the
ceremony, omitting Gyurcsany
and Szili also from the Social-
ist Party.
Speaking some hours later at
one of the commemorative
events, Solyom spoke about the
dilemmas of the anniversary.
"A national celebration can
only be one which the nation
has accepted in its heart ... and is
part of a nation's self-con-
sciousness and identity," Soly-
om said. "When will Oct. 23,
1956, be such a national cele-
bration?"
"It is not enough to pass a law
about it, to mark in red in the
calendar, to have a holiday,"
Solyom said. "We have to
demonstrate that the dignity of
1956 is stronger than everything
else."
Dozens of officials were set
to attend the ceremonies,
including a gala concert at the
Hungarian State Opera on Sun-
day evening, with speeches by.
Solyom and his Austrian coun-
terpart, Heinz Fischer.
Delegations from at least 56
countries will be in Budapest.
European Commission Presi-
dent Jose Manuel Barroso,
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gation is led by New York Gov.
George Pataki, whose paternal
grandparents were Hungarian
immigrants.
Also on Sunday, Gyurcsany
and Serbian President Boris
Tadic unveiled a memorial
plaque at the Serbian Embassy,
where Prime Minister Imre
Nagy who was returned briefly
to power by the revolution -
sought asylum of what was then
Yugoslavia along with several
other political leaders of the
uprising and their families.
After staying there for more
than two weeks, Nagy and the
others were guaranteed safe
passage to return home, but
instead were taken into custody
by Soviet troops.
"For many, this building was
first the home of hope,"
Gyurcsany said at the embassy.
"Unfortunately, the road of lies
began here."
Several events will also be
held Monday, the actual
anniversary of the start of the
revolution, including the unveil-
ing of a large memorial dedicat-
ed to the uprising near the spot
where an 18-meter-high (60-
foot-high) statue of Stalin was
toppled and cut into pieces.
Around 2,800 Hungarians and
700 Soviet troops were killed in
the Red Army attack, which was
launched Nov. 4,1956.
After the military defeat,
strikes and protests continued
for several weeks until a Soviet
crackdown definitively ended
the uprising in January 1957.
Some 200,000 Hungarians
escaped the country and at least
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year national rule, according to Associated Press.
Polls have indicated that Prime Minister Janez
Jansa's Slovene Democratic Party will win the
most votes, despite some public criticism lately
over his government's attempts to carry out further
economic reforms.
Still, in one of the most crucial of the weekend
contests, control of the capital, Ljubljana, looked
set to stay out of the hands of Jansa's party. Polls
predict an independent candidate will become
minayor of the city.
Sunday's yote will also be a test of whether the
opposition Liberal Democrats who ruled the
country since independence in 1991 until 2004 and
who are dominant in most urban regions can
lay the foundations for a possible return to nation-
al office.
Borut Hocevar, a political analyst, said the vote
for Ljubljana has become more important because
Slovenia takes over the EU's rotating presidency
on Jan. 1, 2008.
Polls indicated that independent Zoran Jankovic,
a successful entrepreneur, would come out ahead
of the ruling coalition's choice of former Central


Bank governor Fiance Arhai, in I jitbihjana. which
is home to 266,000 people.
Slovenia, a country of 2 million people, joined
both the EU and NATO in 2004. On Jan. 1, it is
expected to become the 13th euro nation the
only one of 10 EU newcomers fulfilling criteria to
introduce the common currency.
The country's GDP per capital is US$17,000 -
similar to that of Greece and higher than Portugal's
- making it unfit for some EU financial
support.
The country has 9 percent unemployment,
though the figure rises to nearly 15 percent in the
second-largest city, Maribor, making it a campaign
issue there. Local issues were set to dominate in
most of the regions.
In Ljubljana, gallery owner Barbara Javorsek, 39,
said she voted for independent candidate Jankovic,
because the former chief manager of a profitable
supermarket chain "is a man of action."
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main problems downtown parking and local
bureaucracy.
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manager in Maribor, said her vote went to an inde-
pendent candidate there the head of a local clin-
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Abbas brings security commander out


of retirement to curb Hamas buildup


* JERUSALEM
THE Palestinian president on
Saturday brought a security
commander out of retirement
to block Hamas from building
up its forces in the West Bank,
the latest sign that the standoff
between the Islamic militant
group and Fatah could erupt
into widespread violence,
according to Associated Press.
The commander, Ismail
Jaber, has been tainted by cor-
ruption but is respected by
thousands of gunmen loyal to
Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah move-
ment and holds sway over key
West Bank commanders.
Abbas has been locked in a
power struggle with Hamas
since the Islamic group
trounced Fatah in parliamen-
tary elections early this year,
with control over Palestinian
security forces a key aspect of
the dispute.
Most of the forces are loyal to
Abbas, but Hamas formed its
own militia of 6,000 men and
deployed it throughout the
Gaza Strip, a move that has
sometimes led to violent clash-
es.
eJaber's appointment came a
day after Palestinian Foreign
Minister Mahmoud Zahar, a
top Hamas leader, said the
Islamic group would beef up its
militia in Fatah's West Bank
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said they planned to recruit
about 1,500 members there.
Under Abbas' new plan,
Jaber will take command of all
West Bank security forces,
except for three branches that
fall under control of the Hamas-
run Interior Ministry.
Abbas hopes Jaber will help
him curb Hamas' plans in the
West Bank, an official close to
the Palestinian leader said,
speaking on condition of
anonymity because he was not
authorized to discuss the issue
with the media.
Adding to Fatah's concerns,
Hamas officials said Iran has
promised to help train their
security forces.

Retirement
Jaber's appointment marks a
turnaround for Abbas. In April
2005, Abbas forced Jaber and
other senior officials into retire-
ment as.part of his efforts to
root out corruption. Jaber was
suspected of putting thousands
of fictitious names on his pay-
rolls and pocketing the money.
However, Jaber has years of
experience and is seen as one
of the few people who can uni-
fy the pro-Fatah forces in the
West Bank, which have been
riven by infighting and rivalries.
Jaber, who is in his 60s, was a
top commander for the Pales-


tine Liberation Organization in
Lebanon during the 1980s, and
later followed the late Yasser
Arafat to the West Bank after
the interim peace deals with
Israel in the early 1990s. He
served as Arafat's national secu-
rity adviser and police chief in
the West Bank.
Jaber also has influence over
parts of the Al Aqsa Martyrs'
Brigades, a violent but decen-
tralized group of gunmen loose-
ly linked to Fatah.
On Friday, Al Aqsa leaders
from four large refugee camps
in the West Bank met in the
city of Nablus to discuss the
threat posed by Hamas.
"We decided there will be no
Hamas force in the West Bank.
We won't let them do what they
did in Gaza," said one of the
commanders, Nasser Abu Aziz.
"Every Hamas policeman will
be in our sights."
Both Hamas and Jaber face
difficult tasks. Hamas' power
base in the West Bank is much
smaller than in Gaza. The
Fatah-dominated security
forces, meanwhile, are largely
in disarray, and it is unclear
whether Jaber will have the
funds or organizational abilities
to impose order.
Jaber did not return a mes-
sage seeking comment. In Gaza,
Hamas officials declined com-
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fire on Prime Minister Ismail
Haniyeh's convoy, causing no
injuries.
The violence stems from a
political standoff between
Abbas and Hamas over inter-
national calls for the Islamic


group to renounce violence and
recognize Israel.
Abbas, a moderate who was
elected separately last year, has
urged Hamas to accept the
demands in order to get inter-
national sanctions lifted.
Hamas refuses to give in,
despite widespread hardship
caused by the sanctions.
In new violence Saturday,
members of the Palestinian


security forces fired in the air
in Gaza City's main shopping
district and burned tires near
Abbas' home to press demands
for the payment of salaries on
the eve of a major Muslim hol-
iday.
The three-day Eid el-Fitr
holiday begins early next week,
and children are traditionally
given new clothes and
toys.


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US diplomat prods Russia on press





freedoms while asking help on Iran


* MOSCOW
US SECRETARY of State
Condoleezza Rice on Saturday
delivered a symbolic rebuke to
Russia over shrinking press free-
doms even as she courted Presi-
dent Vladimir Putin for help pun-
ishing Iran over its nuclear pro-
gram, according to Associated
Press.
Rice made a point of scheduling
an interview with Novaya Gazeta,
the newspaper where a reporter
critical of Russian policy in neigh-
boring Chechnya had worked
before her murder this month.
Rice also met with the reporter's
son.
Rice's onie-day trip to Moscow


followed talks in Asia last week
over North Korea's nuclear test
on Oct. 9. Russia voted for U.N.
penalties against North Korea
after the test, and the United
States is seeking Russian cooper-
ation for an upcoming vote on
sanctions against Iran.
Yet even before Rice arrived in
the Russian capital, her Russian
counterpart said Moscow will not
allow the Security Council to be
used for punitive measures against
Iran. Russia, however, was ready
to discuss ways to pressure Iran
into accepting broader interna-
tional oversight of its nuclear pro-
gram, Foreign Minister Sergey
Lavrov said.
"Any measures of influence


should encourage creating condi-
tions for talks," Lavrov said in an
interview with the Kuwaiti News
Agency KUNA that was posted
on the Russian Foreign Ministry
Web site Saturday.
"We won't be able to support
and will oppose any attempts to
use the Security Coiuncil to punish
Iran or use Iran's program in order
to promote the ideas of regime
change there," according to the
interview Friday.
A draft resolution is expected to
be introduced in the Security
Council early this week, and diplo-
mats have said they would seek
limited penalties for Tehran's
refusal to suspend uranium enrich-
ment.


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Novaya Gazeta editors and
reporters was a reminder to Putin
of the widening rift between Rus-
sia and the U.S. over what the
Bush administration sees as a roll-
back of democratic gains under
the Russian president.
She met privately with Putin lat-
er Saturday.
Previewing her message to the
newspaper editors, Rice told
reporters traveling with her that
she wanted to speak to one of a
-shrinking number of "independent
voices" in Russian media.
"The fate of journalists in Rus-
sia is a major concern," Rice said.
"Anna Politkovskaya was a par-
ticularly well-known and well-
respected journalist so I think it's
important to note that."
Politkovskaya repeatedly had
accused Chechen Prime Minister
Ramzan Kadyrov's security forces
of abducting, torturing and killing
innocent people. Her newspaper
posthumously published her last
story that described alleged tor-
ture by the Kremlin-backed
Chechen security services.
Politkovskaya, a sharp critic of
Putin and the conduct of the
Kremlin and of Russia's war in
Chechnya, was found shot dead
at her Moscow apartment build-
ing.
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State Condoleezza Rice

six years ago, he has presided over
what critics have called a steady
rollback in press freedoms won
since the Soviet Union's collapse.
Top independent television sta-
tions have been shut down and
print media are under growing
pressure from officials.
Putin said the killers had done
the Russian government no favor.
The killing "inflicts much greater
damage to the government than


any of her writing," he said after
the killing.
The media rights group
Reporters Without Borders has
called Putin one of the world's
press freedom "predators."
Rice's last Asian stop was in
Beijing, North Korea's traditional
ally, where she met with a Chi-
nese government envoy just back
from a hastily arranged visit
with North Korean leader Kim
Jong II.
SRice said the envoy, State
Councilor Tang Jiaxuan, told her
nothing that confirmed news
reports about conciliatory moves
from the North.
"Councilor Tang did not tell me
that Kim Jong II either apologized
for the test or said that he would
never test again," Rice said, adding
that she does not know the source
of widely circulated South Korean
media reports to the contrary.
"I don't know whether or not
Kim Jong II said any such thing.
But the Chinese ... in a fairly thor-
ough briefing to me about the
talks, said nothing," that confirms
it, Rice said.
Lavrov, in the Kuwaiti inter-
view, urged the U.S. and North
Korea to settle issues such as U.S.-
imposed financial restrictions in
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* LAS CRUCES,
New Mexico

FRESH'off a trip to the
international space station last
month, entrepreneur
Anousheh Ansari dropped by
a New Mexico airport on Sat-
urday and liked what she saw
a sprawling science fair that
attracted space enthusiasts
and entrepreneurs, according
to Associated Press.
The two-day fair the sec-
ond annual X Prize Cup was
what she and her husband
envisioned when they donated
millions of dollars two years
ago to the nonprofit X Prize
Foundation, which sponsors
contests to encourage space
technology innovation.
"Our vision was this," the
first female space tourist said.
The X Prize Cup is com-
posed of various competitions
with prize money totaling as
much as $2 million. It is an
offshoot of the 2004 Ansari X
Prize that awarded $10 mil-
lion to Burt Rutan, who suc-
- cessfully launched a manned
rocket into suborbital space.
Ansari, who paid about $20
million to fly to space aboard
a Russian Soyuz rocket, said
she anticipates routine tourist
space travel will become a
reality in about 25 years.
I In the meantime, New Mex-
ico is angling to develop a
space industry. About 50
miles (80 kilometers) north of
Las Cruces, in Uphamn, state


officials have created Space-
port America, the future
home of British billionaire
Richard Branson's Virgin
Galactic space tourism com-
pany.
A look around the booths
at the X Prize Cup competi-
tion suggests Ansari is not the
only one thinking that way.
One company pitched a lunar
resort. Most of the weekend's
competitions were designed
to spark new ideas and tech-
nologies that can be used in
private space travel and for
the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration.
Phil West, a NASA
spokesman, said the govern-
ment-run space agency
offered prize money for a
lunar lander in part to gener-
ate new ideas.
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lan Murphy, an X Prize
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it could strengthen into a hur-
ricane and reach land within
days, according to Associated
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The storm was hovering
over the Pacific Ocean about
345 miles southwest of the
coastal city of Cabo Corri-
entes, and about 500 miles


southeast of the southern tip of
Baja California, said Jack
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at the National Hurricane
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strength and had maximum
sustained winds of 50 mph Sat-
urday night. It could intensify
into a hurricane within three
days, Avila said.
Paul was moving northwest
at 7 mph but it was forecast to
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Five killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad


market, bakery ahead of Muslim festive


* BAGHDAD, Iraq
BOMBS ripped through a
Baghdad market and a bakery on
Sunday as shoppers were stock-
ing up on sweets and other delica-
cies to celebrate a major Muslim
holiday, and at least five people
were killed, police said, according
to Associated Press.
The carnage in the Shurja
wholesale market, Baghdad's old-
est and largest, was the second
time in two days that open-air
shopping places have been target-
ed.
On Saturday, at least 19 people
were killed and scores were
wounded in a bomb and mortar
attack on a market in Mah-
moudiyah, just south of the capital.
Iraq's main Sunni political bloc,
the Iraqi Islamic Party, issued a
statement Sunday blaming the
Mahdi Army for provoking the
violence in that city, 20 miles south
of Baghdad.
"We call .upon the people of
Mahmoudiyah to stay calm in this
holy month of Ramadan and not
to give others an opportunity."
Alaa Makki, a leading party mem-
ber, said at a news conference in
Baghdad.

Surge
Iraq has seen a surge in deaths
during the Muslim holy fasting
month of Ramadan, which ends
on Sunday for Sunnis. So far this
month, an average of about 43
Iraqis have died each day, accord-
ing to an Associated Press count.
That compares to an average dai-
ly death toll of about 27 since
April 2005.
The count is based on AP
reporting and includes civilians,
government officials and police
and security forces. The actual
number is likely higher, as many
killings go unreported. The Unit-
ed Nations estimates about 100
Iraqi civilians are killed each day.
October is also on course to be
the deadliest month for American
service members in two years, a
development U.S. officials have
blamed in part on the increased
vulnerability of American forces
during a major two-month securi-
ty sweep in Baghdad. Seventy-
eight U.S. troops have died this


month, surpassing the year's pre-
vious monthly high of 76 in April.
Meanwhile, U.S. officials sought
to play down an unusually candid
assessment of the security situa-
tion made by a senior U.S. State
Department official in an inter-
view Saturday with the pan-Arab
satellite channel Al-Jazeera.
Alberto Fernandez, director of
public diplomacy in the Bureau of
Near Eastern Affairs, said the U.S.
had shown "arrogance" and "stu-
pidity" in Iraq, but added that
Washington was ready to talk with
any Iraqi group except al-Qaida
in Iraq to facilitate national rec-
onciliation.

Reports
State Department spokesman
Sean McCormack told reporters
that Fernandez afterward said he
didn't think reports of his com-
ments were an "accurate reflec-
tion of what he said." Asked
whether the Bush administration
believed that history will show a
record of arrogance or stupidity
in Iraq, McCormack replied "No."
A senior Bush administration
official questioned whether the
remarks had been translated cor-
rectly.
"Those comments obviously
don't reflect our position," said
the official, who asked not to be
identified because a transcript was
not then available for review.
Fernandez spoke in fluent Ara-
bic in the interview, which Al-
Jazeera said was taped in Wash-
ington on Friday. His remarks
were translated into English by
The Associated Press.
President Bush reviewed Iraq
strategy with top war comman-
ders and national security advisers
on Friday and Saturday, but indi-
cated little inclination for major
changes to an increasingly divisive
policy.
"Our goal in Iraq is clear and
unchanging: Our goal is victory,"
Bush said in his weekly radio
address Saturday. "What is chang-
ing are the tactics we use to
achieve that goal."
The White House is under
heavy bipartisan, pre-election pres-
sure for a significant re-examina-
tion of the president's war plan.
Ahead of the three-day Muslim


feasting holiday Eid el-Fitr. which
begins Monday and marks the end
of Ramadan, Baghdad's
Shurja market was especially
packed with families shopping for
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said.
Another bomb hidden beneath


* a car killed two people and
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in Baghdad's eastern New Bagh-
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* KHARTOUM, Sudan

THE Sudanese government
on Sunday ordered the chief
U.N. envoy to leave the coun-
try within three days after he
wrote that the Sudanese army
had suffered serious losses in
fighting with rebels in north-
ern Darfur, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
The official Sudan News
Agency said the order was
issued against the envoy, Jan
Pronk of the Netherlands,
because he had demonstrat-
ed "enmity to the Sudanese
government and the armed
forces" and was involved in
unspecified activities "that are
incompatible with his mis-
sion."
The Foreign Ministry
informed the U.N. office in
Khartoum in writing that
Pronk's mission "has come to
an end" and he "must leave
Sudanese territory within 72
hours starting from midday
Sunday," the official agency
said.
Marie Heuze, chief spokes-
woman for the U.N. in Gene-
va, said she could not com-


ment on the order but noted
that Pronk's comments were
on his private blog and reflect
"only his personal views."
Sudan's government has
been at odds with Pronk over
Western efforts to get Sudan
to allow a U.N: force of 20,000
troops to take over peace-
keeping in Darfur a move
President Omar al-Bashir has
flatly rejected as a bid to
restore colonial rule.

Wrote

Tension between the gov-
ernment and Pronk escalated
after he wrote in his personal
Web blog this month that
Sudanese army losses in
recent fighting in northern
Darfur "seem to have been
very high."
"Reports speak about hun-
dreds of casualties in each of
the two battles, many wound-
ed soldiers and many taken
as prisoner," he said, adding
that morale was low among
Sudanese troops in northern
Darfur and "some generals
have been sacked; soldiers


SUPREME COURT


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
October 26, 2006.
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00509

Whereas VALENTINE JEROME BUTLER, of Sunset Park,
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration of the Real
and Personal Estate of KIM DORIS EUGENIA BUTLER late
of Sunset Park, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, deceased.

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




COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
October 26; 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00511

Whereas HOLLAN DEAN, of Nassau East North, New,
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas, for Letters of Administration de bonis non of.
the Real and Personal Estate of BENJAMIN ALEXANDER
DEAN late of Mortimers, Long Island, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 21 days from the date
hereof.
Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar





THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
P.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
October 26, 2006.,

Probate Division
2006/PRO/npr/0000515

In the Estate of JAMES F. ASELINE, late of 129 Harrison
Street, in the City of Elmira Heights, in the State of New York,
United State of America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its Probate Division by
TARA D. DORSETTE of #213 Vista Condominium in the City
of Freeport, on the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-
Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining
the Resealed Grant of Letters of Administration in the above
estate granted to CHERYL LESHICK, Personal
Representatives, by the Surrogate's Court of the State of
New York Broome County, on the 9th day of March 2004.
Signed
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


have refused fighting."
On Thursday, the Sudanese
armed forces said those
remarks amounted to "psy-
chological war against the
Sudanese army" and declared
that Pronk was "persona non-
grata." One day later the mil-
itary demanded an official
apology.
According to the official
news agency, the government
said it was "committed to
cooperate" with the U.N. and
would work with Pronk's
replacement "in accordance
with signed treaties with the
U.N. and the current princi-
ples of international law."
The violence has risen dra-
matically in recent weeks in
Darfur, where more than
200,000 people have been
killed and 2.5 million dis-
placed in three years of fight-
ing.
An underfunded and over-
whelmed African Union force
of 7,000 soldiers is struggling
to keep order in Darfur.
European Union leaders
called on Sudan on Friday to
accept the U.N. Security
Council resolution that would


CHIEF U.N. Envoy to
Sudan, Jan Pronk of the
Netherlands, speaks during a
press conference in Khartoum,
Sudan in this Thursday, Sept 21,
2006 file photo. The Sudanese
government on Sunday Oct. 22,
2006 gave Pronk three days to
leave the country, Sudan's offi-
cial news agency reported whilst
giving no reason for the order,
but Pronk drew sharp criticism
from the Sudanese military this
month after writing in a per-
sonal Web log that government
forces had suffered serious loss-
es recently at the hands of rebels
in Darfur.
(AP Photo/
Abdel Raouf, File)

send U.N. peacekeepers
instead.
A peace deal this year was
signed by the Sudanese gov-
ernment and the main rebel
group.
The Sudanese government
is accused of attacking civil-
ians with its own army and
backing militias known as the
janjaweed believed to be
responsible for some of the
worst atrocities.


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THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
P.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
October 26, 2006 ,

Probate Division
2006/PRO/npr/0000516

In the Estate of MARION HANSCOM, late of 66 Chapin
Street, in the City of Binghamton, in the State of New York,
United State of America,"
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate. Division by
KEVIN M. RUSSELL, of #14 Doubloon Drive in the City of
Freeport, on the Island of Grand Bahama,one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law,
-the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamasifor obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters of Testamentary in the above estate
granted to CAROL HANSCOM, Executrix, by the Surrogate's
Court of the State of New York Broome County, on the 8th
day of November 2005.
Signed
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar




THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE REGISTRY
P.O. BOX N-167
Nassau, The Bahamas
October 26, 2006

Probate Division
2006/PRO/npr/0000521

In the Estate of KATHLEEN ANN DAVID a.k.a., KATHLEEN
A. DAVID, late of #313 James Street, in the City of Falls
Church in the State of Virginia, United State of America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas on its Probate Division by
NEVILLE B. WILCHCOMBE, II, of the City of Freeport, on
the Island of Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-at-Law, the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters of Testamentary in the above estate
granted to BRIAN J. DAVID, Personal Representatives, by
the Circuit Court of the County of Arlington in the State of
Virginia, on the 2nd day of February 2006.
Signed
K. Mackey
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
October 26, 2006
No. 2006/PRO/npr/00522

Whereas KENNETH FERGUSON, of Maple Street, Pinewood
Gardens, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for Letters of
Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of LAVERN
FERGUSON late of Maple Street, Pinewood Gardens, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


LEGAL NOTICE


Commonwealth of The Bahamas .
In The Supreme Court
Equity Side


2006
No.00670
CLE/QUI


IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT Parcel of land
containing 11,175 Sq.Ft. situate on the
Northern-Eastern junction of Peter and West
Streets in the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


AND
IN THE MATTER
of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER
of the Rose H. Sturrup nee Newman

NOTICE OF PETITION

Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court
dated the 11th day of September, A.D., 2006.The
Petition of Rose H. Sturrup nee Newman of Bain
Town, in the Western District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas showith in respect of:

ALL THAT Parcel of land containing 11,175 Sq.Ft.
situate on the Northern-Eastern junction of Peter and
West Streets in the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The Petitioner, Rose H.Sturrup nee Newman, herein
claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession
of the said piece of land and has made application to
The Supreme Court of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of The Quieting Titles
Act 1959 to have her title to the said piece of land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions
of that Act.

Copies of the Plan showing the position boundaries
shape marks and dimensions of the said piece of land
may be inspected during normal working office hours
at the following places:

(a) The Registr of The Supreme Court, 2nd
floor Ansbacher Building, East Street North,
Nassau, Bahamas

(b) The Chambers of EDWARD B. TURNER
& CO., #10 Petrona House, Fowler Street
off East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having Dower
or right to Dower or an Adverse Claim not recognized
in the Petition shall on or before the expiration of
Thirty(30) days after the final publication of these
presents file at the said Registry of The Supreme Court,
and serve on the Petitioner or on the undersigned a
Statement of his/her Claim in the prescribed form
verified by an Affidavit to be filled therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve a
Statement of his/her Claim on or before the
expiration of Thirty (30) days after the final publication
of these presents shall operate as a bar to such claim.

EDWARD B. TURNER & CO. CHAMBERS
#10 Petrona House
Fowler Street off East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorney for the Petitioner


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* VATICAN CITY
POPE Benedict XVI on Sun-
day appealed to political and reli-
gious leaders in Iraq and the
world to help the conflict-ridden
country in its reconstruction, and
expressed solidarity with the
Christian community and all vic-
tims of the violence there, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
In his Sunday prayer in St.
Peter's Square, Benedict also sent
his "cordial greetings" to Mus-
lims, who are celebrating the holy
Muslim month of Ramadan, and
wished them "serenity and
peace."
The pope expressed worry for
the "news coming out of Iraq on
the very grave situation of inse-
curity and brutal violence to
which many innocent people are
subjected only because (they are)
Shiites, Sunnis or Christians.
Benedict appealed to "the reli-
gious leaders, the political leaders,
both local and of the world, to
support those people on the path
to reconstructing their homeland,
in the search of a shared balance,
in mutual respect, in the aware-
ness that the plurality of its com-
ponents is an integral part of its
wealth."
"I perceive the great worrythat
runs through the Christian com-
munity and I intend to assure that
I am close to it, as I am to all vic-
tims, and for all I call for strength
and consolation," the pope said.
Christians make up just 3 per-
cent of Iraq's 26 million people.
The major Christian groups
include Chaldean-Assyrians and
Armenians, with small numbers
of Roman Catholics.
Benedict has been calling for
dialogue between Christianity
and Islam.
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after coming under siege from
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from a Medieval Byzantine
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- DMC Bahamas


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* By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
B ank of the
Bahamas has
B ank of the
officialIly
launched its pri-
vate banking
division in a move the compa-


Samuel Haven Jr appointed

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ny's president called a "new
day in financial services for
Bahamians."
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Samuel Haven Jr has been
appointed to head the new
division as senior manager.
Bank president Paul


* BAHAMIAN musician Ancient Man (left) and Al Jarett, chairman of Bank of the Bahamas.


McWeeney told guests at the
company's official launch:
"The time is now for private
banking to serve the needs of
an increasingly sophisticated
Bahamian population and we
at Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national are proud to recog-
nise that need, to perform in a
manner that exceeds expecta-
tions and to do all we can to
earn our clients' trust."
More than 150 business, civic
and political leaders attended
the formal launch, held at
Mountbatten House.
With more than 4,000 share-
holders and nearly $600 mil-
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to open a private banking divi-
sion is part of its overall plan to
become the full life cycle finan-
cial services provider for
Bahamian individuals, families
and business, Mr McWeeney
explained.
"'This step," he added, "is
the latest in a series of inno-
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improve the financial wellbeing
of our customers, the com-
merce we support and the
nation we helped to build."
Mr McWeeney added that
private banking is not easy. "It
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SEE page 8B


SBy CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
A TALENTED young
Bahamian entrepreneur has
launched a new destination
management company to
service major resorts in Nas-
sau/ Paradise Island, Great
Exuma and Grand Bahama.
President and CEO of
DMC Bahamas, Damien K
T Miller is excited about the
new venture and the impact
that will be made on the
industry.
"This company is the real-
isation of an old dream and
the product of intense-plan-
ning, all with our visitor in
mind," says Mr Miller.
"The team at DMC
Bahamas looks forward to
working with all in the indus-
try to finally provide the
solution to group travel to
this destination and ensure
that we attain the status of a
world-class place to visit."
Mr Miller explained that
the opening presents a sig-
nificant opportunity for oth-
er companies in the country
as a DMC does not operate
independently of itself.
"This in turn provides
other small Bahamian-
owned businesses with a sim-
ilar first-class philosophy, a
chance to provide services


New destination
management
company to
service major
resorts

to the visitor that can range
anywhere from printing 4to
fishing charters.
"As a result the tourism
economy is supported
wholeheartedly by Bahami-
an providers who work
hand-in-hand to deliver a
memorable experience," he
explained.
In addition, he said the
creation of this company is
further evidence of the pos-
itive direction tbat the
tourism Industry is headed.
The young entrepreneur
hopes to further strengthen
the tourism product with its
pending billion dollar invest-
ments throughout the islands
of the Bahamas.
It was launched at an
opportune time to further
help tourism officials to
reach and service foreign
markets. It operates under

SEE page 4B


Bank partners


with Ancient Man

e Ty CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter
BANK of the Bahamas has
partnered with popular
Bahamian musician Ancient
Man to create. an advertising
jingle that partners a local
financial institution and cul-
ture performer together for the
first time.
"Ancient Man is widely con-
sidered the most significant
cultural icon and musical talent
since Tony 'Exuma' Mckay," 0 TANYA WRIGHT
explained Tanya Wright, man-
ager of business development that makes us what we are.
and public relations. According to Ancient Man's
"We are very excited about manager, the entire song pro-
this partnership and look for- ject was completed in the
ward to strengthening it as the Bahamas from the lyrics and
years progress." score by Ancient Man, to its
According to bank chair- production by musical icon
man, Al Jarrett, the partner- KB, it was mixed by Colyn
ship with Ancient Man is just McDonald of Visage and nas-
one step further in the bank's tered at the legendary Coim-
commitment to support pass Point Studios.
Bahamian culture. The jingle will be set to the
"When someone mentions tune of Ancient Man's popular
Bahamian culture, the first song,
thing that comes to mind is "I Ene Asking for Much"
Junkanoo. But Junkanoo, for but will feature references to
all the wonders and energy it the Bank of Bahamas and [he
involves and all the attention it services they provide.
brings, is only part of our sto- Although details of the deal
ry." have not been disclosed,
He noted that there are sources say that it is the largest
many other aspects of Bahami- of its kind.
an culture, particularly song, Ancient Man said that he
bush medicine and dance.. hopes this venture will be a
"Today marks a renewed catalyst for other companies
commitment by the Bank of to sign endorsement deals with
the Bahamas to support cul- other Bahamian artists.
ture and the arts, elements of He said that he would like
life that we must stop consid- to see more corporate entities
ering luxuries, and start recog- contribute to promoting the
nising them for what they are culture of the islands.




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preparation of accurate and comprehensive financial analysis and evaluation
of Scotiabank's performance for reporting and decision making purposes;
conducting the annual review of Scotiabank's Schedule of Rates; review
and completion of special pricing requests; monitoring/controlling expense
and revenue management; maintaining the Bank's Fixed Asset System;
directing the timely and accurate preparation of internal and external
financial reporting.

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

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

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


CAMARILLO, California (AP) United
States retail gas prices were down again in the
last two weeks, shedding almost eight cents a
gallon, according to a survey released yes-
terday.
The national average for self-serve regular
-as about $2.20 on October 20, compared to
$2.28 from two weeks earlier, according to the
Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations across


the country.
Mid-grade prices averaged around $2.31,
while premium stood at nearly $2.42.
Gas prices have dropped more than 82
cents since August 11.
The lowest average cost for a gallon of self-
* serve regular, $1.98,.was in.Tulsa,jQklahoma,
while Honolulu recorded the highest price,
$2.84.


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CONGRATULATIONS TO

Andrew &

Penelope Roberts

SEPTEMBER WINNER OF SCOTIABANK'S
"WIN $550 ON OUR 50T"
ANNIVERSARY CONTEST
from our Scotiabank, Palmdale Branch


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Banking; Andrew & Penelope Roberts, "Win $550" Winner September; and Philip
Haven, Branch Manager


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2006, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


LOCALES


Bahamas




Realty




website




best for




2006


By DIANE PHILLIPS
A LEADING international
luxury market real estate asso-
ciation has voted a bright new
Bahamas Realty website num-
ber one for 2006, ranking it top,
in a field of 1,100 members in a'
competition that included many
of the world's most exclusive
firms.
The honour, awarded in
Chicago during the closing cer-
emony of the 11th annual Lux-
ury Real Estate Membership
Conference, took Bahamas
Realty CEO Larry Roberts by
surprise.
"To win this award in a glob-
al arena in competition with,
the who's who of luxury real
- estate brokers and offices, to
be singled out in this kind of
exclusive high-end market
competition, is really quite an
honour," said Roberts,, a sec-
ond generation realtor whose
father founded the firm in
1949.
First
Bahamas Realty was first to
introduce web marketing as a
sales tool for property in The
Bahamas. That was in the ear-
ly 1990s, he says, adding that a
little more than a decade later,
reliance on the Internet for
information has grown so fast
that there is no way to over-
state how great a role it plays.
"In today's real estate mar-
ket, your competitor is a click
away," explains Roberts, who
also sees the Internet impact
as president of the Bahamas
Real Estate Association..
Information about The
Bahamas positions the coun-
try's real estate offerings rela-
tivpe ;1 other markets. And it is
ho' ust the number of new
sr 3- appearing that is stunning
the quality of websites has
improved as dramatically as


the use of them has exploded,
Roberts said.
"In the web world there are
so many very clever people out
there who are designing web-
sites. And in the real estate
industry there's a tremendous
amount of competition in
terms of how you present a
website, the friendliness of the
website for someone who
doesn't know that much about
navigating.
"The other challenge is once
you get them there, how do
you keep them there? I've seen
estimates putting average web-
site attention span at nine sec-
onds, comparing it to the atten-
tion span of a goldfish," he
says.
Holding a web surfer's atten-
tion is what the industry calls
the 'stickiness factor'. What-
ever creates it, the .Bahamas
. Realty site must have it,
according to the panel who
voted www.bahamasrealty.bs
number one.
The new site, designed by
Luxuryrealestate.com, is clean,
appealing and easy to move
around in, each page framed
by inviting images a wood-
en dinghy pulled up on an
uninhabited beach, wine glass-
es on a table at sunset.
The home page offers a fea-
tured listing which changes fre-
quently. Each section within
the site is packed with infor-
mation on individual islands
from size and population to
links for accommodations, din-
ing and activities along with
properties available for sale,
rent or commercial develop-
ment.
Profile
There's a complete profile
on investment incentives and
on the company itself whose
international affiliations
include Board of Regents,


NOTICE


SECOND MANAGED FUTURES
LIMITED



Notice is given hereby in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of
SECOND MANAGED FUTURES LIMITED
has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Registrar.



Shameka Fernander
Liquidator




NOTICE


SIXTH MANAGED FUTURES
LIMITED



Notice is given hereby in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000, the dissolution of SIXTH MANAGED
FUTURES LIMITED has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Registrar.




Shameka Fernander
Liquidator


Luxury Real Estate, Leading
Real Estate Companies of the
World, Luxury Portfolio and
Savills.
This is the second time in
the past year that Bahamas
Realty has been recognized for
outstanding achievement. Ear-
lier in the year, Roberts, along
with managing partner Mario
Carey, became the first two
real estate brokers in The
Bahamas to qualify for the
prestigious Certified Luxury
Home Marketing Specialist
designation.
Ironically, Roberts nearly
missed the awards ceremony
in Chicago.
Planned
"I had not planned to attend
the awards ceremony. It was
the last evening of the confer-
ence," he said, "and I had
promised my wife we would
go out for a nice dinner. I
made reservations at a very
special place and was crossing
the lobby when someone from
the conference said, 'See you
tonight.' I explained I would
not be there and he said, 'You
need to be there. I can't tell
you any more than that, but
you need to be there.' I'm so
glad I was and so was my
wife."


your

news
The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.


IndiGO
N E T W O R K S


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY






IndiGO Networks is a growing telecommunications company based
in Nassau, Bahamas. IndiGO Networks is the registered business
name of Systems Resource Group Limited (SRG), a Bahamian company
with a 16-year history in offering innovative technology and
telecommunications solutions to businesses and residential consumers.

Job Description

IndiGO Networks has an exciting opportunity for an experienced
LAN/Windows technician in its Network Services department.

Applications are invited from motivated individuals who possess a
current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer qualification and have
a minimum of 5 years in a technical support role with experience in
the following:

Installation, configuration and troubleshooting ofWintel based
networked PC server & client hardware
Installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows products
including Windows NT server, 2000, 2003, Active Directory,
Exchange server and MS Office suite
Installation and.troubleshooting of local area networks to include
layer 2/3 switches and Cisco routers
Experience with Cisco networking equipment; CCNA desired
VolP knowledge desired
Good oral and written skills

IndiGO Networks offers a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is
commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes in writing by
November 1,2006 to:

Attn.: Network Services Manager
IndiGO Networks
P.O. Box N-3920
Nassau, Bahamas


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Pricing Information As Of:
Friday 20 October 2006
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES VISIT 'WA BlS\BAHAMAS COM FOR MORE DATA ) .. A .. .
BISX ALL SHARE INDE> Ci-OSE 1.r- >.90J> CHG 00 82 / .;.CHG 00.05 / YTD 293.19IN /Y --D.2H. T is
*2 -H. *..i.. -L,,. S ,:u ', *- i_.11._._i . ..:r,... &L;... .:. 1 EP S Di. $ P E Yield
1 65 rI ...:.-. -,rp.9 1 *:. :. 9109 0000 r NM 0 o0o
12.05 10.23 Bahamas Property Fund 11.25 11.25 0.00 1.627 0.380 6.9 3.38%
7.65 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 7,56 7.65 0.09 1,000 0.802 0.330 9.5 4.31%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.80 0.80 0.00 0.208 0.020 3.8 2.50%
1.80 1.26 BahamasWaste 1.60 1.60 0.00 0.168 0.060 9.5 3.75%
1.49 1.10 Fidelity Bank 1.44 1.44 0.00 0.188 0.050 7.7 3.47%
9.61 9.05 Cable Bahamas 9.60 9.61 0.01 5,000 0.659 0.240 14.6 2.50%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.83 1.83 0.00 0.046 0.000 39.8 0.00%
11.91 9.00 Commonwealth Bank 11.91 11.91 0.00 0.943 0.660 12.6 5.54%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BORs 5.27 5.24 -0.03 0.130 0.045 40.4 0.85%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.76 2.76 0.00 0.348 0.000 7.9 0.00%
6.21 4.20 Famguard 6.15 6.15 0.00 0.428 0.240 14.4 3.90%
11.51 10.60 Finco 11.51 11.51 0.00 0.763 0.560 15.1 4.87%
14.00 9.90 FirstCaribbean 14.00 14.00 0.00 0.927 0.550 15.1 3.93%
11.21 9.25 Focol 11.21 11.21% 0.00 0.885 0.500 12.7 4.46%
1.15 0.95 Freeport Concrete 1.00 1.00 0.00 -0.170 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 8.49 ICD Utilities 8.49 8.49 0.00 0.532 0.270 16.0 3.18%
9.10 8.70 J. S. Johnson 8.70 8.70 0.00 0.527 0.560 16.5 6.44%
8.09 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 8.09 8.09 0.00 SUS/DEL 0.160 0.000 50.6 0.00%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.291 0.195 7.7 1.95%
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10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Prof) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.00 -0.002 0.000 NM 0.00%
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.00 I. 11 '' 19 J u 00ci
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.360 8.0 2.57%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdinas 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
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1.1395 Colina Bond Fund


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52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Did $ Buying price of Colina and Fidolity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask 5 Soiling piic of Colina and fidelity October 2006
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Prico Last traded over-tho-countor prico
Todays Close Current days weighted prico for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week 30 September 2006
Change Change in closing price from day to day LPL. S A company's reportedly earnings per share for the tast 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Assel Value 30 September 2006
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Cloiing priie .diviid dh ihe in.It 1 month v a'rrnn- FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100 30 September 2006
..,.. TO TRADE CALL COC)LIMA J2-5.T2.? 11.i 7iD-4-LcIl r* t rCP r.1KPRE DATA 8. IFORMATION CALL-4242)394-2503.


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PAGE B, MODAYOCTOBR 23,2006THEITIBUN


DMC Bahamas




'is the product




of intense




planning'


FROM page 1B


the motto: Inspired by Perfec-
tion...Driven by Professional-
ism. .Proficient by Experience.
Experience
Mr Miller has experience in


hotel group sales, catering and
conventions, as well as DMC
operations, sales, events and
administration.
Serves
He currently serves as an
area governor in the Bahamian
Toastmasters programme.
A destination management


company is a local service
organisation that provides cre-
ative itineraries and logistics
management based on an in-
depth knowledge of the desti-
nation and incentive travel for
groups.
It works in conjunction with
meeting planners and resorts
to ensure a memorable expe-
rience for the Bahamian visi-
tor;
Offer
DMC Bahamas will offer
tourism groups and incentives
markets services that include
exclusive regular and luxury
transportation, professional
and trained staffing, local gifts
and amenities, team building
events, entertainment, themed
decor, event co-ordination,
catered events, dinner parties
to local restaurants, and light-
ing and audio-visual services.
Through local partnerships
with world-class designers and
organizations, it is poised to
offer products and services that
competitors simply cannot
match at an affordable price
to the visitor.


New Providence
1. Lot #3 & #4, Block #47
(5,000sq. ft.) with duplex
apartment complex Forbes
Street Nassau Village
(Appraised Value
$119,000.00)
2. Vacant lot #1038 (6,000sq.
ft.) Garden Hills #3.
(Appraised Value
$35,000.00)
3. Lot #171 (100'xlOO') w/two
story building East St
opposite Deveaux St.
(Appraised Value
$300,000.00)
4. Lot #27A (55'x90')
W/incomplete split level hse-
Boatswain Hill or Bosun Hill
(Appraised Value
$139,580.00)
5. Lot #39, Blk #35 (2,500sq.
ft.) w/wooden Hse #64 -
Lincoln Blvd Englerstone Sub.
(Appraised Value
$52,000.00)
Anndas
6. Property (4,344 sq. ft.) with
duplex (1,174 sq. ft) in the
settlement of Fresh Creek,
Central Andros.
(Appraised Value
$73,258.00)


PROP-EKH-ESm,, 7
7. Lot#119(22,500sq. ft.)
with a single story complex
(3,440sq. ft.) Sir Henry
Morgan Dr Andros Beach
Colony Subdivision Nicholl's
Town Andros
(Appraised Value
$147,700.00)
8. Vacant property 100'xl50'
in the settlement of Pinders,
Mangrove Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
$22,500.00)
Grand Bahama
9. Vacant Lot #8 BIk #1 2 Unit
#3 (11,250sq. ft.) Henny Ave
Derby Subdivision Freeport
Grand Bahama
(Appraised Value
$98,800.00)
Eleuthera
10. Property 31'xlll' with
house Lord Street in the
settlement of Taprum Bay
Eleuthera.
(Appraised Value
$45,000.00)
11. Vacant Lot #6 (14,555sq.
ft.)-a half mile Southward of
the Settlement of Tarpum Bay
Eleuthera
(Appraised Value
$18,050.00)
ASSETS


ElectrQnic Equipment
* (1) Compaq Presario Computer Monitor & Tower
* (1) Whirl Microwave
* Tec Cash Register
Machinery
* (1) Food Mixer
* (1) Wall TV Stand
* (1) Chrome Juice Filler
S(1) Multi Fruit Juicer
* (1) Chrome Mixer
* (1) Deli Showcase
* (2) Four Burner Stoves
* (1) SPSL5000 6watt Silent Generator, Electric Starter


Cat Island
12. Property with twelve (12)
room motel 1.39 acres In the
settlement of Arthur's Town
Cat Island
(Appraised Value
$1.3 Million Dollars)
13. Vacant lot 6.498 acres-
South ofLorrimore Estate,
near Arthur's Town Cat Island
(Appraised Value
$130,000.00)
Exuma
14. Lot #134 (4,350 sq. ft.)
with two story building 4,160
sq. ft., apartment upstairs and
shop downstairs, George Town
Exuma.
(Appraised Value
$468,000.00)
15. Vacant lots #7747R &
#7747S I60'xl 25'- Florence
Dr Bahama Sound No.2
Exuma
(Appraised Value
$60,000.00)
Inagga
16. Lot #43 (9,000sq. ft.) with
house Matthew Town Inagua
Russell Street.
(Appraised Value
$120,000.00)

bles
Wood Table (Round)
Marble Table (Rectangle)

oler/Freezers
Two Door Chest Freezer
One Door Chest Freezer
Blue Coleman Cooler
Double Door Coolers
Three Door Cooler
Double Door Refrigerator


Vsss YChbicles.
* 29' Phoenix w/engines (Jannette2) (1) 03 Yumbo 125cc Motorcycle
* 29' (1983) Vessel (Lady Rece) (1) 96 Ford Explorer
* 51' Defender Vessel (1981) (Equality) (1) 97 Dodge Stratus
*48' North Carolina Hull (1989) (1) 2001 Hyundai H-100 Bus
* 52' Halteras Fiber Glass (1979) MV Buddy (1) 1998 Chevy S-10 Truck
* 47' Fiber Glass (1980) Vessel (Miss' Quality) (1) 2002 Kitchen Trailer
* 43' Defender Fiber Glass Vessel (1990) (1) Kitchen Cherokee Trailer
(Lady Raine Too)
* 38' Chris Craft. Sports Fishing Vessel (1982) MV Farm Road
* 122' Single Screw Steel Hull (1960) MV Lisa 111, vessel has a new engine requiring
installation. And can be view at Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama
COOKING UTENSILS POTS. PANS & PLATES
PRY CLEANING EQUIPMENT
Serious inquires only. Sealed bids marked "Tender" should be submitted to Bahamas Development
Bank, P.O. Box N-3034, Nassau, Bahamas or telephone 327-5780 for additional information.
Please note that all bids on the aforementioned properties and assets should be received by
October 30, 2006. The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the right to reject any or all
offers. All assets are sold as is.


CARIBBEAN GROUP OF SECURITIES REGULATORS
sE5cI, 3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE
BRITISH COLONIAL HILTON OCTOBER 26-27,2006

HOSTED BY THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAH XMIAS

Day I Day 2
Keynote Address Presentation:
OPENING CEREMONY THE REGULATION OF HEDGE FUNDS
Senator Hon. James Smith Minister of State Mr. Dermot Butler Deputy Chairman, Alternative
for Finance Investment Management Association

Presentation: Panel Discussion:
IOSCO INITIATIVES INFORMATION CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN THE
SHARING CARIBBEAN
Mr. Phillippe Richard Secretary General, Mr. Trevor Blake, General Manager,
International Organization of Securities Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange
Commissions [IOSCO] Mr. George Roper, Senior Director of Securities,
Financial Services Commission, Jamaica
Panel Discussion: Panel Discussion:
CROSS BORDER COOPERATION REGIONAL INTEGRATION (CSME) & THE
Ms. Virginia Mapp, General Manager, REGULATION OF CAPITAL MARKETS
Barbados Securities Commission Mr. Roy Johnson, Executive Chairman,
Mr. Munro Sutherland, Superintendent of Jamaica Stock Exchange
Banking Trust and Investigations Bermuda Mr. Marion Yarde, General Manager, Barbados
Monetary Authority Stock Exchange

Panel Discussion: Panel Discussion:
ACCOUNTANTS AS GATEKEEPERS COMBATING MARKET ABUSE: THE
Mr. Kevin Seymour, CPA, Price Waterhouse DISCIPLINARY PROCESS
Coopers Ms. Darell Taylor, Legal Officer, Securities
Mr. Kendrick Christie, President, Bahamas Commission of The lBahamas
Institute of Chartered Accountants [BICA] Mr. Michael Scott, Senior Partner, Callendars &
Ms. Ana Fiorella Carvajal, Technical Co Attorneys-at-Law, Nassau, Bahamas
Assistance Advisor, Monetary and Capital
Markets Departments of the IMF
Lunch Presentation Lunch Presentation
RELAXATION OF EXCHANGE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR: PRODUCTS
CONTROLS & TRENDS
Mrs. Wendy Craigg Governor, Central Bank Ms. Wendy Warren, CEO, BFSB

Panel Discussion: Presentation:
SUPERVISION OF CONGLOMERATES ENFORCEMENT
Mr. Kevin Solomon, Chief Investments Mr. Ethiopis Tafara, Director- International Affairs
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Mr. Warwick Ward, Senior Economist,
Central Bank Barbados

Panel Discussion:
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS &
MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS' Cost: Entire Conference $400
Mr. Keith Davies, CEO, BISX Individual Days $250
Ms. Sandra Osbourne, Executive Vice ( k nc
President, General Counsel, Sagicor Financial (Lunch and Pluded)
Corporation '
Mr. L. Everette Martin, Deputy Director,, Contact: Securities Commission of The
Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Bahamas
Commission Tel.: (242) 356-6291
Presentation: Email:
INVESTOR EDUCATION CSRC2006@seb v.b
Ms. Lori Schock, Acting Director, CSRC2W6@ scb.gov.bs
Umtd~a~lur ^ Website: www.seb.gov.bs
United States, Securities and Exchange
Commission


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NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)
THE COSTAL PARTNERS ENERGY OPPORTUNITY FUND,
LTD.
IBC NO. 136371 B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)
NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131 (2) (a) of the International
Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000, The Coastal Partners Energy Opportunity Fund,
Ltd., is in Dissolution.
Any person having a Claim against THE COSTAL PARTNERS ENERGY
OPPORTUNITY FUND, LTD. is required on or before the 6th day of November, 2006
to send their name, address and particulars of the debt or claim to :he liquidator of the
Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from he benefit of any distribution
made before such claim is approved.
Redcorn Consultants Limited, of 2nd Floor Ansbacher House, Shirley and East Street
North, is the Liquidator of THE COASTAL PARTNERS ENERGY OPPORTUNITY
FUND, LTD.


Re nsultants Limited
Liqi5atoj



fl-=RBC
FIN CO


NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot of Land Tarpum
Bay Eleuthera, situated on of the Islands of New Providence one of
the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon
is a Single Family Residence consisting of (3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms.
Property Size: 3,500 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,400 sq.ft

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

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



RBC
FINCO

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #16, Blk #21,
Shirley Heights and situated in the Eastern District on the Island
of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Duplex Apartment consisting
of 2-(2) Bedrooms. (1) Bathroom.
Property Size: 12,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,502 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a
Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope,
addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O.
Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas and marked 'Tender 0158". All
offers must be received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday
27th October, 2006.


NOTICE

FOURTH MANAGED FUTURES
LIMITED


Notice is given hereby in accordance with Section
138(8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of FOURTH MANAGED
FUTURES LIMITED has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Registrar.


Shameka Fernander
Liquidator


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RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #5, Blk#14, Sea
Breeze Subdivision and Parcel Of Land San Souci Situated in the
Eastern District on the Island of New Providence one of islands of
the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Single Family
Residence consisting of (3) three Bedrooms, (2) two Bathrooms and
a Parcel Of Land.
Property Size: 12,000 sq. ft.
Building Size: 272 sq. ft.
Property Size: 10,000 sq. ft. San Souci
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549,
Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Tender 0890". All offers must be
received by the close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 27th October, 2006.




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having dower or right of dower or an Adverse Claim or Claim
not recognized in the Petition shall on or before 30th day of
November, A.D. 2006 file in the Supreme Court of the City
of Nassau in the Island of New Providence, The Bahamas
and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a Statement
of his Claim aforesaid non compliance with this Notice will
operate as a bar to such claim.
V. ALFRED GRAY & CO.,
Chambers
Nassau, The Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner


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NOTICE

RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:
"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #42, Big Pond situated
in the Western District on the Island of New Providence one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a
Single Family Residence consisting of 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms.
Property Size: 3,200 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1,350 sq. ft.
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau,
Bahamas and marked "Tender 1110". All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 27th October, 2006.





COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2006
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/Qui/No.690
COMMON LAW AND EQUITY DIVISION (CLE)
BETWEEN

NOTICE
THE PETITION OF JAMES R. McCARTNEY IN RESPECT
OF:-
"Lot A"
ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land measuring 7.41 acres
situate approximately 2.196 feet West of Miller Road in the
Southwestern District of the Island of New Providence and
being bounded as follows:- NORTHWARDLY by vacant
Crown Land and running thereon Seven Hundred and Two
and seven Hundredths (702.07) feet SOUTHWARDLY by
other portion of vacant Crown Land and running thereon
One Hundred and Seventy-three and Eighty-eight Hundredths
(173.88) feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by vacant Crown
Land and running thereon Six Hundred and Eighty-seven
and Nineteen Hundredths (687.19) feet EASTWARDLY by
Crown Land leased to the Petitioner and running thereon Six
Hundred and Sixty and Nine ty-tvo Hundredths (660.92) feet
WESTWARDLY by %acant Cro".n Land and running thereon,
One Hundred and Eighty-fie and Fifteen Hundredths (185.15)
feet % which said piece parcel or lot of land i shown on the
diagram or plan attached hereto Labeled A and is thereon
colored RED.
"Lot B"
ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land measuring 1.322
acres situate approximately 1,600 feet West of Miller Road
in the Southwestern District of the Island of New Providence
and being bounded as follows:- NORTHWARDLY by land
presently being leased by the Petitioner and running thereon
Four Hundred and Eighteen and Eighteen Hundredths (418.18)
feet SOUTHWARDLY by vacant Crown Land and running
thereon One Hundred and Eighty-four and Eighteen (184.18)
feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY by vacant Crown Land and
running thereon Two Hundred and Ninety-seven and Fifty-
eight Hundredths (297.58) feet WESTWARDLY by vacant
Crown Land and running thereon Two Hundred and Twenty-
nine and seven Hundredths (229.07) feet which said piece
parcel or lot of land is shown on the diagram or plan attached
hereto labeled B and is thereon colored RED.
"Lot C"
ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land measuring 2.118 acres
situate approximately 1,700 feet West of Miller Road in the
Southwestern District of the Island of New Providence and
being bounded as follows:- NORTHWARDLY by a Forty
(40) feet wide Road Reservation and running thereon Two
Hundred and Six and Sixty-five Hundredths (206.65) feet
SOUTHWARDLY and running thereon irregularly Two
Hundred and Forty-one and Fifty-four Hundredths (241.54)
feet EASTWARDLY by vacant Crown Land and running
thereon Three Hundred and Eighty-two and Fourteen
Hundredths (382.14) feet WESTWARDLY by Crown Land
presently leased by the Petitioner and running thereon Four
Hundred and Sixty-nine and Thirty Hundredths (469.30) feet
which said piece parcel or lot of land is shown on the diagram
or plan attached hereto labeled C and is thereon colored
RED.
JAMES R. McCARTNEY claim to be the owner in fee
simple in possession of the said lands and has made application
to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have his
title to the said lands investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined in a Certificate of Title to be granted by
the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.
A plan of the said Lands may be inspected during normal
working hours at the following places.
(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, BitCo Building,
Nassau, The Bahamas.
(b) The Treasurer, Public Treasury
(c) The Ministry of Works
(d) The Attorney General's Office
(e) The Department of Lands and Surveys and
(f) The Chambers of V. Alfred Gray & Company, Suite #5
The Malcolm Building, Bay Street & Victoria Avenue, Nassau,
The Bahamas;
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person or persons


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HARIMAU RISINGS INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 16th day of October 2006. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc. P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas.



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TRUST OFFICER

REQUIRED SKILLS:-

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


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:-

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

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

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

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


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

ASSISTANT HEAD OF CORPORATE SERVICES

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


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Nassau, Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


THE COMPLIANCE

COMMISSION


ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING SEMINAR &
WORKSHOP FOR LAW FIRMS

The Compliance Commission will be holding an anti-
money laundering seminar and workshop for law firms on
Monday 27th November, 2006 at 9 a.m. at the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel. The programme will also include a
comprehensive workshop on the requirements and process
of on-site examinations pursuant to Section 43 (b) of the
Financial Transactions Reporting Act Chapter 368 and
Section 11 (3) (b) of the Financial & Corporate
Service Providers Act, Chapter 369.

Accounting firms which are duly authorized to conduct
on-site examinations as agents of the Commission are
invited to attend the session.

Participants are asked to register their
attendance with the Commission's office at the
address below by Friday 10th November, 2006.





THE COMPLIANCE COMMISSION
CECIL V. WALLACE-WHITHELD CENTRE
CABLE BEACH
P.O. BOX N-3017
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
PH.: (242) 702-1544, FAX: (242) 327-1839
E-mail: compliance@bahamas.gov.bs


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In providing technology support across several global locations, the
candidates will specifically be responsible for:
Managing the software change control process, including
version control for software releases to ensure compliance
with all relevant policies and procedures.
Change control records management.
Administration of internal technology change management
system.
Responsible for all business risk and control requirements
for technology change management and any associated
reporting.
Management of the department's information security
monitoring tools including SEMS, EMS, and AppDetective.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:
Experience in technology change management systems,
software management systems.
Experience information security processes and standards.
Knowledge of WIN2000 Administration, MS Office Suite,
LAN/WAN systems.
Ability to multi-task in a time sensitive work environment
supporting various applications and infrastructure changes.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
experience.
Minimum 3 years related work experience.

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

Deadline for application is October 20, 2006.


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



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For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: 356-1685 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas
Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit CollectionUnit, P.O. BoxN-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before November 3, 2006
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STAFF VACANCY
The College of the Bahamas invites applications for the following post:
Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Development
DIVISION: Office of the President
UNIT: Alumni Relations and Development
START DATE: December 1,2006
JOB DESCRIPTION
SUMMARY:
Reporting to the President, the Executive Director, Alumni Relations and
Development is responsible for overall leadership and direction of the Alumni
Relations and Development Unit that will include fundraising and building alumni
participation and engagement for The College of The Bahamas. The incumbent
will be responsible for building the foundation for major gifts, annual fund and
alumni relations programs which will serve the College now and into the future.
With a focus on identifying strategies and implementation plans for maximizing
gift revenue for the College, the incumbent will help to cultivate, solicit and steward
potential donors in supporting key areas of fundraising priority for the College
and for advancing the College's transition to university-status. Through the
development of targeted alumni programming and service to graduates, the
incumbent will help to reconnect graduates and strengthen their support of the
institution.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides strategic direction for the President's involvement in key fundraising
and alumni engagement activities including those involving alumni and special:
events, and prospect and donor meetings.
2. Participates in the development of short and long range strategic planning
activities to realize fundraising and alumni engagement goals and objectives.
3. Develops and oversees the implementation of programs and projects to
promote alumni relations including providing'strategic guidance and counsel
to the COB Alumni Association on the development and delivery of its
programs.
4. Plans and delivers high quality and strategic special events which serve to
strengthen alumni engagement and fundraising efforts.
5. Oversees the successful execution of key alumni events, receptions,
homecoming and reunion class programs which builds loyalty and promotes
the College in the lives of its graduates.
6. Directs, coordinates and ensures delivery on all COB fundraising activities
and provides guidance to the College community to ensure that individual
fundraising efforts are integrated, consistent with, and serve to advance the
College's overall mission, goals, and objectives.
7. Oversees the process of identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding
major donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, and
foundations, through strategy based visits and other forms of direct personal
contact.
8. Engages senior management in furthering the advancement of alumni relations
and fundraising goals and assists in educating faculty and staff in respect of
the roles they can play supporting alumni and development generally.
9. Recruits and manages volunteers and provides them with leadership and
direction in support of the cultivation and solicitation of major donors and
prospects; coordinates volunteers' activities to ensure their integration into
the College's vision and goals.
10. Provides leadership and supervision to the Director of Alumni Relations and
the Development Officer and other staff in the Unit in ensuring that institutional
alumni relations and development goals and targets are met.
11. Represents COB at various community and business meetings including
externally to funding agencies.
12. Develops and manages related unit budgets.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of program development; ability to plan, organize and direct
multiple programs and activities; ability to provide guidance and leadership
to staff
Ability to plan and implement promotional programs; ability to design, write
and edit promotional material is an asset.
Ability to plan and execute a range of events.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with
academic leadership, faculty, prospects, donors, and volunteers in a wide
range of roles
Community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively
within a diverse community
Willingness and availability to travel extensively and to work extended hours
as necessary


* Prior knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, techniques and practices
is a definite asset.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the Development Officer
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
* Master's degree preferred: bachelor's degree acceptable with relevant
experience
* Prior development experience would be highly valued
* Demonstrated ability to plan and strong communication skills
* Basic computer skills
Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should submit a College
of The Bahamas Application Form, a comprehensive resume and a cover
letter of interest. To expedite the appointment procedure, applicants should
request that three referees send references under confidential cover directly
to the address listed below:
&Human Resources Department
The College of The Bahamas
Ground Floor, Administration Building
Thompson Blvd and Poinciana Drive
PO0 Box N 4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs
Please visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs for more information about the
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THE park adjacent to
the AF Adderley Junior
High School was officially
named in honour of Tom
*the Bird' Grant on Satur-.
day.
Grant, who is being
recognized for his contri-
bution as a track and field
athlete :ind volleyball
%- c:i .. internationally
ce-rlitilied rcleree, simply
said ".Gud is great" as he
finally went through the
naming ceremony.
A large crowd of Grant's
family members, govern-
. ment officials and specta-
tors showed up for the
* event.
Prime Minister Perry
Christie delivered the
keynote address saying that
Grant has made an invalu-
able contribution to the
country.
Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture Neville Wis-
dom said Grant deserves
"every inch of the park"
named after him because
of the contribution he's
made.
And Deputy Prime Min-
ister Cynthia 'Mother'
Pratt reflected on the close
relationship she enjoyed
with Grant when they
attended St. Augustine's
College and Raleigh, North
Carolina.
Grant said his only wish
is that there will be anoth-
er volleyball court ejected
to go along with the one
already there. The park


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also has a tennis court and
a basketball facility that
has four full size courts on
it.
It has enormous parking
area that is well lit with
bathroom facilities and
playing area for the chil-
dren.
Grant said he wishes that
the park can stay clean at
all times.
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* FOX HILL
TOURNAMENT
BASKETBALL


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Fox Hill Sporting Associa-
tion will begin its Classic
Basketball Tournament
Junkanoo Rush-out.
Association president
Stanford Davis said they .,
will hold the tournament
for the next two weeks in a '0
two-shake elimination for-
mat.
The finals will be held on
Saturday, November 4.
On that day, the associa-
tion will hold a jamboree '
for junior teams. They will *
play all day, starting at 9ari
before a champion is decid- ,
ed. ;
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will play for cash prizes,
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Johnson returns to




fire up TBS Truckers

FROM page one
However, Abe Johnson said
they are a good hitting team,
so as long as they play
defence, they can win.
Game two was scheduled to
be played on Sunday as well,
but no results were available
at press time.
Truckers 10, New Breed 7:
Ramon Storr went 1-for-2
with an RBI, scoring a run;
Marvin 'Tougie' Wood was 1-
for-4 with two runs; Jamaal
Johnson 2-for-3 with two runs
and Philip Culmer 1-for-3 with
two RBIs, scoring a run to
lead TBS into the finals.
Leroy Thompson went the
distance, giving up 10 hits with
four strike outs for the win.
Leonard LeFrance gave up
four hits and struck out four in
the first 33/4 innings for the
loss before Alcott Forbes
came in to finish off the game.
Garfield Bethel went 2-for-
3 with two RBIs, scoring a
run; Alcott Forbes was 2-for-4
with an RBI; Sherman Fergu-
son and Martin Burrows Jr
were both 2-for-4 with an RBI
and run scored each.


EVERETTE 'ABE' JOHNSON (above) helped lead the
TBS Truckers to victory over the Del Sol Arawaks (left).
(Photo: Tim Clarke)


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VAY COMETS and CI Gibson in action at the tournament.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)


FROM page one
tournaments, we would be much
better prepared."
Some teams like CI Gibson
and RM Bailey put in two teams
in the tournament as their
coaches assessed the talent
available before they settle on
their final team selection.
However, McCoy's Doris
Johnson Mystic Marlins and the
CC Sweeting Cobras, CI Gib-
son Rattler's A team were the
top three favourite teams going
into last night's semifinal and
final
Results of those games
played will be published on.
tomorrow.
The action got started with
Doris Johnson knocking off RM
Bailey A 32-17 as Theo Lynes
scored nine and Leslie St. Fleur
finished with eight.
It ended on Saturday night
with Jordan Prince William Fal-
cons rebounding from their first
loss in the tournament to CC
Sweeting to pull off a 22-13 tri-.
umph over the Government
High Magicmen. Donathan
Moss had nine in the win.
In other games played, CI
Gibson A def. RM Bailey B 40-
11 as David Taylor had a game
high 14; CV Bethel A def. CI
Gibson B-38-27 behind Sherman
Ferguson's 21 and CC Sweeting
def. Jordan Prince William 36-26
as Cruz Simon had 17.
Also, CV Bethel B def. Tem-
ple Christian; Kingsway Acade-


my def. Church of God 28-26;
St. John', def. Queen's College
19-7; Government High def.
Galilee 21-12; Doris Johnson
def. CV Bethel B 32-15; CI Gib-
son A def. Church of God 53-8;
CV Bethel A def. Queen's Col-
lege 34-8; CC Sweeting def.
Government High 20-10; Tem-
ple Christian def. RM Bailey B
26-15; RM Bailey A def.
Kingsway Academy 23-11; St.
John's def. CI Gibson B 36-27;.
Jordan Prince William def.
Galilee 44-19; Doris Johnson
def. Temple Christian 27-16; CI
Gibson A def. Kingsway Acad-
emy 31-24; CV Bethel A def. St.
John's 33-22; CC Sweeting def.
Galilee 45-11; CV Bethel B def.
RM Bailey B 35-24; RM Bailey
A def. Church of God 27-23 and
CI Gibson B def. Queen's Col-
lege 27-26.
CI Gibson's coach Kevin 'KJ'


Johnson said he decided to put
in the two teams to decide who
will be the best players that he
can put on his roster.
He commended McCoy and
Doris Johnson for putting on
the tournament. He called it
timely because "we need to play
more basketball so the talent
level can get better."
And Godfrey McQuay, who
moved over from St. Anne's to
coach Jordan Prince William,
said the tournament gave him a
good indication of the talent
that is actually available at his
new school.
"I think it's a good tourna-
ment. Hats off to McCoy for
organising it. We need this," he
said. "This is good for me
because it allowed me to look
at my team in depth and see
how we will look when the sea-
son gets underway."


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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
AFTER a long lay-off,
Everette 'Abe' Johnson
proved that he is still reli-
able for the TBS Truckers
as they rolled past the Del
.Sol Arawaks to snatch'
game one of the New
Providence Softball Asso-
ciation men's best-of-five
championship series.
After securing their
berth in the final by elimi-
nating the New Breed with
a 10-7 decision in the third
and deciding game of their
playoff series on Saturday
at the Baillou Hills Sport-
ing Complex, the Truckers
came from behind for a 7-
5 triumph over the
Arawaks in the opener of
the final.
"It's always good to get
the win because, in a short
series, it's always good to
get the first one," Johnson
stressed. "For me, I
haven't pitched for a long
time, so I was just trying
to keep us in the game. It
worked out alright."
While Johnson relied on
a "little bit of skills and
pure heart" to make his
contribution with a eight-
hitter and six strike outs
for the win on the mound,
Philip Culmer came
through with the clutch hit
in the bottom of the sixth.
Down 5-4 going into the
inning, Jamaal 'Sarge'
Johnson got a bases loaded
run-producing sacrifice fly
to right field and Culmer
added a shot up the mid-
dle, driving in two more
runs to secure the win at
the plate.
Johnson also had a
triple, scoring a. run in the
game and Tommy 'Bucker
T' Ferguson had an RBI
double and Adrian
Hutchinson helped out
with an RBI single.
For Del Sol, Ramon
'Shaky' Johnson came
through with a two-run sin-
gle in the top of the sixth.
Julian 'Jue' Collie went 3-
for-4 with a run scored and
Jeff 'Sangy' Francis added
an RBI double.
Anton Gibson went the
distance, giving up,10 hits
with four strike outs for the
loss.
It was a good that Collie
felt they should have won.
"We didn't execute our
plays," he reflected.
"When we should have
bunted the ball and
advanced our runners, we
didn't. This is the kind of
team that if you leave them
hanging around, they will
execute. They are an expe-
rienced team and they can
execute."
But Collie said he's not
too worried because he
feels confident that they
have the pitching staff that
can beat TBS in a short
series.
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* TENNIS
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
IT TOOK the world's top
ranked team of American
twin brothers Bob and Mike
Bryan to snap Mark Knowles
and Daniel Nestor's bid to win
their third straight Mutua
Madrilena Master Tourna-
ment.
The Bryans also broke a 2-2
tie in their head-to-head
match-up this year by pulling
off a 7-5, 6-4 victory over
Knowles and Nestor in Sun-
day's final in Madrid, Spain.
The Bryans, the best team
in the world three out of the
last four years, secured their
seventh title of the year as
they held Knowles and Nestor
to just their fourth crown.
Winners of both the Wim-
bledon and Australian Open
titles, the Bryans avenged a.
loss to Knowles and Nestor in
last year's final in Madri-id.
They) did it by taking an ear-
ly 4-1 lead in the first set and
they never looked back and
maintaining their advantage


the rest of the match.
The Bryans posted five"
aces, compared to four by,
Knowles and Nestor. But'.
while Knowles and Nestor had.-,
four double faults, the Bryans..-
were flawless.
On their first serve, th&'*
Bryans converted 65 per cent,.
while Knowles and Nestor
were only 60 per cent.
The Brvans also produced
a 76 per cent (28-for-37) on
first serve points won and they
were 60 per cent (12-for-20)'
in second serve points won.,
Knowles and Nestor were 64
per cent (23-for-36 on first
series and 54per cent (13-for-
24) on second serves.
The Bryans also out-played
Knowlesc and Nestor in every
other aspect of the game,
including first return points'
won, second return points won
and break points won as well:'
as total serve points won, total
return points won and total'
points won.
The match lasted one hour.
15 minutes and eight seconds. _
Knowles nor Nestor were
available for comments.


UNITED STATES player Mike Bryan, left, congratulates
hig brother Bob Bryan after winning their doubles final ATP Mias-
ters Series tennis tournament match against Mark Knowles (inset)
and Daniel Nestor, from Canada, in Madrid, Sunday, Oct. 22,
2006. Bryan Brothers won the match in two sets: 7-5 and 6-4.
(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) '-


Teams are out

in numbers for

basketball event
* BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
COACH Harcourt McCoy was more than
pleased with the response he got from the
teams for the first Dame Doris Johnson Pre-
Season Basketball Tournament.
A full slate of 16 teams packed the four divi-
sional draw as they played from Friday to late
last night to determine the champions.
"I think I had a great organising commit-
tee. They did a great job," McCoy stressed.
"Every team that came in, we matched it up as
that they would have a competitive pool to
play in."
McCoy, however, was more than pleased
with the participation of the private schools
that participated.
"We were all excited because we're all look-
ing for more games," McCoy. "That's why
Grand Bahama is better than us when they
come because they have Vitamalt, they have
Thanksgiving and they have Catholic High all
before Hugh Campbell.
"But the sentiments of the coaches here is
that if we can get in more of these types of
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