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Publication Date: October 26, 2006
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By JOHN MARQUIS
A LAW firm embroiled in the
Anna Nicole Smith residency con-
troversy denied last night that it
had acted improperly or withheld
important information about a
house deal which formed the basis
of the cover girl's fast-tracked
application.
And it claimed that Immigra-
tion Minister Shane Gibson DID
receive the $10,000 cheque to facil-
itate her residency application at
her new home, Horizons, on the
lFnsiern Road
A letter from Callenders to the
Bahamas Immigration Depart-
ment was released to The Tribune
by Mr Ben Thompson, an ex-
boyfrierid of the former reality star
who says he owns the $950,000
propertN in question. Calleriders
& Co are his lawyers.
Mr Thompson has stated that
he entered a credit deal with the
former Playboy playmate, but that
he had received no money from
her. He had therefore, asked her
to leave his property.
The letter not only says the fir-
m's dealings were all above board,
and that it believed Ms Smith was
entering into a mortgage arrange-
ment with Mr Thompson, it also
reveals how one ol its attorneys
was told to deliver the cheque
immediately to Mr Gibson at Ms
Smith's home. The cheque was
made out to the Public Treasury.
The shock disclosures rebut Mr
Gibson's firm denial that he
received the cheque and adds fuel
to what now looks like being a
S major conflagration over the Anne
Nicole Smith affair.
On September 26, The Tribune
reported Mr Gibson's outright
denial that he received the cheque.
He described the claim was "a
vicious lie" that was "spread in
wickedness" by the FNM.
However, Callenders' letter to
immigration Director Vernon Bur-
SEE page 16


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ANNA Nicole Smith's appli-
cation for residency went through
in quick time. Here, according to
The Tribune's sources, is how it hap-
pened.
August 12: application went to
the Immigration Department. It did
not include a property conveyance.
Agreement for sale was with Ben
Thompson, who said Ms Smith
could take the conveyance so long as
she executed a mortgage to cover
[he cost
The conveyance was taken in Ms
Smith's name. It was not stamped or
recorded, but was completJ in
eucro", with NMs Smith agreeing to
execute the mortgage in Mr Thomp-
son's name.'
. August 13, a day after the appli-
cation is made, a Mr Duight Bene-
by of Immigration calls Callenders
to arrange an interview with Ms
Smith at her home. This was
because she was in the advanced
stages of pregnancy.
The interview took place the lol-
lowing business day attended by Ms
Smith and Ms Ferguson of Callen-
ders.
September 20: Ms Smith calls
Callenders to say Mr Gibson (not
Immigration) had granted the resi-
dency permit. Ms Smith told them
they must bring the cheque for
$10,000 as Mr Gibson was at the
house and was going to Freeport.
Ms Ferguson goes to the house with
the cheque. Howard K Stern (Ms
Smith's lawyer and boyfriend), Mr
Gibson and Ms Smith are there. Ms
Ferguson gives the cheque to Mr
Gibson.
Immigrationotficial sj'scheque
was retrieved from Mr Gibson's
office.
After receiving residency
approval, Ms Smith refuses to exe-
cute the mortgage. Mr Thompson
cancels the conveyance for breach of
the escrow. Conveyance is re-exe-
cuted in favour of Mr Thom pson
October 24: Mr Thompson
applies to Ministry of Financial Ser-
vices and Investments for certificate.
ot registrantion Lentter explained thai
Ms Snumith had breached the escrow
copy sent to Immigration.


N IRVIN DEAN, Presi-
dent of the BEC Man-
agement Union, speaks to
the press yesterday out-
side the gates of BEC.
(Photo: Felipe Majori
Tribune staff)
By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
MIDDLE managers of
the Bahamas Electrical Cor-
poration yesterday appealed
to Prime MNlinister Perry
Christie to step in and help
solve BEC's many problems
before, the corporation
"implodes.",
Some 20 plus members of
the corporation's middle
management came togeth-
er in a special meeting yes-
terday in defence of charge
engineer Austen Cleare,
who has been suspended
from his job without pa).
allegedly due to insubordi-
nation and incompetence.
Addressing the group of
middle managers outside
BEC headquarters as he
was banned from using the
corporation's premises -
president of the Bahamnas
Electricity Utility Manager-
ial Union (BEUMU) Irvin
Dean said that Mr Cleare
was being used as a scape-
goat for BEC's numerous
internal problems.
As the electrical corpora-
tion celebrates its 50th:
anniversary, Mr Dean said,
BEC cannot continue to
pretend that all is well.
"What they are accusing
him (Mr Cleare) of, can't be
blamed on one man, its a
systemic problem in BEC,
nothing to do with one indi-
vidual, or two individuals.
SEE page 16


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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The principals
of World Investment Holdings
are moving closer to concluding
its $40-million purchase of Ro al
Oasis no" that the due diligence
process is behind them, accord-\
ing to WIH chairman Keith St
Clair. : ..
There had been reports that
some concerns were recently
raised during an investigation of
some of the principals compris-
ing the WIH Group. Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie, however, stat-
ed that government was informed
that some changes were made
within the purchasing group.
Despite reports. Mir St Claire
stated that the due diligence
process is now behind the group,
which is now expecting to close
the deal in November.
"We kept our heads very low
while we went through our dili-
gence process, and now every
principal and every shareholder'
has been cleared for criminal'
bankruptcy, and foreign invest-
ment board purposes, and all that
is now behind us.
"We are finishing up our due
diligence with Lehman Brothers,
and look to see how soon we can
get this (deal) closed," said Mr
St Clair.
Mr St Claire was speaking on
Wednesday in Freeport for the
SEE page 16


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* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
REORGANIZATION and
modernization o:f the administra-
tion of theRoyal Bahamas Defence
Force will start on November 2 in
fder to deliver a "higher quality
of rice" as recommended by the
Review Committee.
Deputy Prime Minister and Min-
ister of National Security Cynthia
Pratt yesterday informed the House
of Assembly of some of the find-
ings of the review committee, which
is made up of two Canadian Armed
Forces specialists and\hree "wide-
ly respected" Bahamians.
Therefore, in keeping with their
recommendations, RBDF\Com-
modore Davy Rolle will step down
from his post and go on "pre-retire-
ment leave" effective from Novem-
ber2. '
"The committee conducted a
comprehensive review of the RBDF
and found, consistent with the view
held by the government, that revi-
talization was needed in the RBDF.
The committee, in its report, drew a
detailed and comprehensive chart to
guide the revitalization process.
"The committee spoke specifi-
cally to the need for fostering in the
men and women of the Defence
Force, the capacity to deliver a high-
er quality of service; to the removal
SEE page 14


Cuban embassy
asks for support
for resolution
against US blockade
* ByALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Cuban embassy has asked
the Bahamas to. support a draft
resolution in the UN to protest the
US's continued economic block-.
ade against its country. The request
for the Bahamas to support the
resolution, as it has traditionally
done, was made to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs.
Speaking at a conference in the
embassy yesterday, Ambassador
Felix Wilson said he expected the
Bahamas to vote in favour of the
resolution "as it has done for
the last years" adding that he
did not think,there should be any
concern about wUt wa will ostensi-
bly be a vote against the US on
the issue, as the majority of the
international community has his-
torically done (bthe same
According to Mr Wilson. a vote
for the resolution %as not neces-
sarn) a %>ote "for Cuba'lbut rather
against the systematic, flagrant
and mass isolation b% th US of
the human rights of the Cuban
people widely perceived as result-
ing from the blockade.
S In particular, the blockade has
effectively denied the people
access to their nearest and cheap-
est market for food and medicine,
causing Cuba to turn to other,
more distant; countries for these
needs at greater expense, or to go
without.
The vote will be ihe 15th time
the resolution has been brought
for consideration by the UN gein-
eral assembly On each occasion,
the number of countries in favour
has increased; culminating in 2005
with 182 countries voting for the
resolution, and only 4 includ-
ing theUS against.
In opposition to popular opin-
ion, the US, said Mr Wilson, par-
ticularly under the Bush adminis-
tration, has continued the embargo
and extended it.
"I would like to tell you that it is
not a formality on the Cuban side
to bring every year this resolution
to the UN...you can see that every
year there is strengthening mea-
sures taken by the US against
Cuba," said Mr Wilson, referring
to the "tightening" of the embargo
that has taken place under the cur-
rent, US administration.
Extended restrictions on those
visiting Cuba have had the upshot
that tourism already diminished
by prohibitions in place has fall-
en by almost half since 2003.
In an update of the terms, said
the ambassador, those found vio-
lating the embargo as it applies to
travel to the country, Cuban or
otherwise, could now face a fine
SEE page 14


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Man misses
charge for
shopbreaking
in hospital


Child Protection Act 'will send



a message to child abusers'


THE arraignment of two men E
on shopbreaking charges yes-
terday did not go as planned T
as one of the accused had to tion
be taken to hospital. those
The men were charged with "en
breaking into the Super Value the:
store in Winton around 1.40am acti
S on Monday; October 23. ter ]
Don McKenzie, 22, was T
arraigned on the charge before in tI
Magistrate Carolita Bethel yes- terd
terday afternoon. Bill
He pleaded not guilty and the
was remanded until Monday Chil
when a bail hearing will take Cor
place. Mv
According to police, the oth- spe
er accused man had to be taken Cha
to hospital as he was suffering didn
form hypothermia. her
The second defendant is too
expected to be arraigned on beei
Monday. for
accc
T
Man admits that
are b
to marijuana ner
possession and
and
charge Si
being
A 23-YEAR-OLD man is ball
expected to be sentenced today com
after pleading guilty to sub- psa
stantial drug charges. pan
Julian Peruse McKenzie mer
appeared yesterday before
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez
to answer to charges of posses-
sion of marijuana and cocaine
with the intent to supply while
at Freeport, Grand Bahama. T
The offence took place on in
S Monday, October 23 according day
to court dockets. cha
According to the prosecu- It
tion, McKenzie was found in Wil
possession of 3.14 pounds of Don
marijuana and 2.14 pounds of ket
cocaine, as well a nearly $20,000 day
in US currency.

Trinidad puts
new bets on
Petrochemical
industry
E TRINIDAD..
Port-of-Spain
MORE than a century after
digging its first oil well, Trinidad
and Tobago has built one of the
Caribbean's fastest-growing
economies around petroleum-
based exports and is intent on
enlarging it, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Riding the latest boom in
energy prices, the twin-island
nation second only to neigh-
bor Venezuela among energy
producers on the Caribbean Sea
is adding seven petrochemi-
cal plants. The government says
the initiative will help it weath-
er downturns like the 1980 oil
bust that drove thousands of the
islands' people to emigrate.
But as more offshore gas and
oil drilling platforms crowd
Trinidad's coastline, critics are
calling for more attention to
long-neglected sectors like agri-
culture.
The main opposition party
says the new factories, which
convert natural gas into chemi-
cals like ammonia, will deepen
the country's dependence on a
finite. supply of fossil fuels and
its vulnerability to price swings.
Analysts say the plan does lit-
tle to broaden the economic
base.


FO N AN EVC

U ,".'zi Fngcie
PetCoto


By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
HE proposed child protec-
Sact sends the message to
se who hurt children that
ough is enough"' and that
re is a penalty for their
ons, Social Services Minis-
Melanie Griffin said.
he minister was speaking
he House of Assembly yes-
lay, during the debate on a
for an Act to provide for
Care and Protection of
Idren and for Related and
sequential Matters.
[rs Griffin began her
ech by reciting Matthew
apter 18. She said that she
not mind if people accused
of preaching, because for
long, the Bahamas has
n "offending our little ones
whom God holds us
unablele"
he minister told the house
children in the Bahamas
being subjected to all man-
of abuses sexual, physical
verbal, as well as incest
neglect.
ie said that children were
ng "kicked around like foot-
s by adults" and that she
mended the proposed leg-
ion to the house, not as a
acea or a perfect docu-
nt, but as one that would


0 MELANIE Griffin


go a long way in improving the
quality of life for children and
strengthen families.
Mrs Griffin noted that the
Bahamas ratified the United
Nations' Convention on the
Rights of the Child in 1991 and
therefore the government was
obligated to harmonise domes-
tic law with the convention.
She claimed that the present
law, chiefly the Children and
Young Persons (Administra-
tion) Act, which was enacted in
1947, has "not kept pace with
today's social realities."
Mrs Griffin said that in 1995,
the government and non-gov-
ernmental organizations
formed a committee to exam-
ine and critically review the
"inadequacies and antiquated


practices" of the law.
The committee submitted
reports in 1999 and 2000, but
that it, was upon the PLP
assuming office in 2002, that
plans for the proposed legisla-
tion were re-activated, she said.
According to Mrs Griffin,
her ministry undertook a num-
ber of consultative activities to
apprise the public of the pro-
visions in the proposed legisla-
tion; which included a series
of town meetings in New Prov-
idence, Grand Bahama, North
Andros, Cat Island and Exu-
ma.
She also claimed that pre-
sentations were made by tech-
nical officers from the relevant
government departments and
that the public was invited to
submit comments.
However, the proposed bill
has been criticised by some,
notably by Clever Duncombe,
president of the group Bahami-
an Fathers for Children Every-
where.
Mr Duncombe maintains
that the bill does not go far
enough to meet international
standards, is not fair to fathers
who seek to do the right thing
by their children, and was not
discussed sufficiently in public
meetings.
According to Mrs Griffin,


the purpose of the bill is "first-
ly, to implement measures to
enable the enforcement of cer-
tain responsibilities" that per-
sons should discharge with
regard to their young relatives.
"Secondly, it seeks to enable
the Bahamas to fulfill certain
obligations assumed under the
Convention on the Rights of the
Child which it signed on Octo-
ber 30 ,1990 and ratified on
February 20 1991."
, She said that additionally, the
legislation proposes to amalga-
mate several pieces of existing
law which already addresses the
welfare and interests of chil-
dren.
Mrs Griffin noted that the


PLP government had pledged
that it would have "a proactive
children's policy that would
seek to ensure that six impor-
tant goals were met: no child
should go hungry, none should
be homeless,.none should be
denied healthcare or medical
services because of lack of
funds; no child should remain
illiterate; none should be abused
or abandoned and every child
should have the right to be
respected and protected by the
family, community and state."
She suggested to the House
that the proposed bill is a major
and important step in the gov-
ernment's efforts to achieve
those goals.


[en on multiple weapons charges


WO men were arraigned
Magistrate's Court yester-
Son multiple weapons
rges.
Sis alleged that Dario
liams, 29 of Fritz Lane and
nney Horton 31, of Mar-
Street were found on Fri-
October 22, in possession


of a black and brown Rem-
mington 870 Express 12-gauge
shotgun, a black 12-gauge
Maverick shotgun, a .44 Ruger
revolver, 13 live rounds of 12-
gauge shotgun cartridges and
six live rounds of .44 revolver
ammunition.
The men are also charged


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firearm. Court dockets state
that the men were with a black
Maverick shotgun which had
been shortened to less than 20
inches.
Both men, who were
arraigned before Magistrate
Carolita Bethel, pleaded not
guilty to .the charges and were
remanded to Her Majesty's
Prison until November 1 for a
bail hearing.



THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 26TH
6:30am Community Page 1540AM
11:00 Immediate Response
noon ZNS News Update
12:05 Immediate Response (cont'd)
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3,*A 0TTEDO


WE HAVE often looked down from the
security of an upstairs Tribune window and
watched prison buses, escorted by siren-blar-
ing police vehicles, race eastward, but Tuesday
was the first time that we were almost wiped
off the street by the speeding convoy.
Police vehicles escort prison buses from
Fox Hill Prison in the east to the courts in the
centre of busy downtown Nassau. Some of
the prisoners are going to court to be charged,
some to be sentenced and others just to show
their faces to make certain that they are not
just languishing in prison, forgotten by the
judicial system. In other words the habeas
corpus writ, where "the body" is brought
before the court only these are live bodies
to remind the courts that justice is yet to be
done.
The process is repeated again in the early
afternoon when, after their court appearances,
the prisoners are loaded back onto the buses
and the noisy convoy roars its way back to
prison, forcing everything in its path off the
road.
. On Tuesday we were on the Eastern Road
near the Hermitage, driving west. There were
cars behind us. On the opposite side of the
road, there were about four cars driving east.
Suddenly it sounded like the screech of the
banshee police sirens blaring, a police car
travelling at top speed, followed by two large
buses loaded with prisoners, with two other
vehicles, one the prison's canine unit, bringing
up the rear. All travelling at maximum speed.
The cars on either side of the road ours
the lead car travelling west pulled as far to
the side as possible to make room for the bus-
es and their escorting vehicles to get through.
As the cars on either side were positioned
it did not seem to be enough room for the
convoy to safely pass. But that did not deter
the lead police car. Moving at break-neck
speed as though the driver imagined himself
chasing bad guys in some Hollywood movie,
he never broke his speed. His foot, pressing
the gas pedal to the floor, he propelled his
vehicle through the narrow opening at a dan-
gerous speed. Our car actually shook as his
vehicle passed.
But the question was: Could the large, lum-
bering buses behind him get through the nar-
row passage? Swaying from side to side they
bore down on us, desperate to keep up with
the lead car. Behind came two other cars,
sirens blaring. Not one of them seemed to
recognize danger.
We would not have been surprised if one or
both of the prison buses had turned over. The
prisoners must go through daily terror.


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With cars behind us, there was no way that
we could have reversed to have given them
more room to pass. We just sat and prayed.
Our car trembled with each passing vibration.
For years road users have complained of
this menace on our streets. Some time ago a
prison official told us that there was no need
for the speed that the police set for the trans-
fers. It just seemed that it was their moment of
exhilaration their escape from a drudge
world, and they were determined to squeeze
every ounce of fun out of it.
So it was with great joy that the news was
received in June 2004 that magistrates courts
were being built just four blocks from Fox
Hill prison. This meant that the twice-daily
hazard would be removed from our roads. It
was said at the time that the nearby courts
meant that instead of the prisoners going
downtown, the magistrate or magistrates
would be sedately driven to the Fox Hill
courts, where they would spend the day, adju-
dicate, and return home, just as quietly and
unmenacingly as they came.
Tuesday opened our eyes to a hazard that
has never left us. It sent us to our files to find
out what had happened to the promised ,
courts.
On June 22, 2004 The Tribune reported
that a courthouse was to be constructed on
the site of a 25-year-old fire station.
"The public complains a lot about the way
the inmates are being transported to and fro
and the cars and buses speeding through the
streets," said Mr Edwin Culmer, at that time
Acting Prison Superintendent.
"With the new court, we would not have to
keep all the serious prisoners downtown for so
long because they will be seen by the magis-
trate up here and can always be whisked right
back to the prisons," he said.
* According to the report construction for the
court would cost about $500,000, with com-
pletion expected in June, 2006.
It is now almost five months past comple-
tion date and the only sign of the proposed
court is an abandoned foundation.
Asked what went wrong, our informant
was not certain, but remembered that it was
stopped when there was a dispute with Sandi-
lands over who owned part of the land. That
he believed was settled. However, the last
thing he heard was that there was no money to
complete the job.
Whatever the reason, a major hazard
remains on the road. Unless something is done
to remove it, there will be more than a major
hazard, there will be a major and fatal acci-
dent.


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needed legislation


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EDITOR, The Tribune.
WITH reference to the
article entitled "Government
seeking land reform balance"
penned in one of the promi-
nent local daily newspaper,
publish Tuesday,September
19, 2006; this article address-
es the pinnacle of the prob-
lem that typical young aspir-
ing Bahamians face with
regards to issues concerning
the acquisition and procure-
ment of real estate in the
Bahamas. The price of prop-
erty in the Bahamas has got-
ten ridiculously absurd and
vexingly out of control, so
much so, that even the lower
middle, and the mid-middle
class populace is financially
impeded to its ownership
and attainment, especially in
Nassau!
The mass population is in
the majority of the economic
grid, with an annual median
wage and salary is pegged at
B$18,000 per annum, of
which the national minimum
wage is set at B$150 per
week; thus, with those salient
data cited, "How is a
Bahamian to own a piece of
the rock, and live the
Bahamian dream?" and
maintain a comfortably
decent standard of living and
sanity? Surely the general
disposable discretionary
income alone cannot permit
that! Price appreciation will
limit discretionary spending
draining consumer.
The government housing
initiative is a very com-
mendable venture, but is still
insufficient and still too
expensive to afford. As the
term "affordable housing" is
a coined, it is indeed a far-
fetching, unattainable myth-
ical illusion for many who
fall short of the stipulated
qualification criteria and
requirements. Affordable
homecrannot be, priced at
averaging range B$120,000-
B$135,000. The socia-eco-
nomic factor plays a humon-
gous homological role in this
entire equation and in the
pyramid of it all. The young
people are being viciously
squeezed out of the dream.
The satiable piece of owner-
ship seems as a dream elu-
sively dubious and unattain-
ably evasive even to the
young, ambitious and highly
successful professional.
Seemingly, it looks as though
if one does not inherit a
piece of real estate, if it was
not bequeathed, then "dog
eat your lunch! You on your
own, son!" apparently so.
Sad, but true, and the obliv-
iousness of it all, is that even
when one can buy a vacant
parcel plot, then there is also


the obvious incapacitation of
being unable to afford to
erect a well decent building
structure! The cost of living,
and the living standard are
intermingled. In circum-
stances where persons sacri-
fice so much to own a decent
satisfactory home at which
point, it becomes a frustra-
tion, a cumbersome burden
for proper maintenance and
upkeep, and there is of
course property tax et al
(boy I tell ya! Things tuff,
and ain't no way ve ga make
it) in addition many new
home-owners are on the
brink of insolvency and are
sometimes "scrapping" just
to make their payments (this
system is flawed and distort-
ed). There is no such thing
as cheap property here in
New Providence, and the
outer isles real estate prices
are accelerating just as much
also! What is so cheap about
B$80,000++ for 5,000 square
footage prices. Moreover, all
these net 1/4 million dollar
(ie B$250,000) and
B$300,000++ homes who are
they luring and targeting!
We apparently are still
unaware that the Bahamas is
a developing nation and not
even merely at the brink of
full-fledged development like
the mega USA or Europe;
and we are oblivious that we
are an island!
Nonetheless, in the entire
spectrum of it all, tougher
reform laws and statutes
need to be enacted on for-
eign investor procurement
procedure and initiatives,
moreover, the levying of
higher taxations policies for
land procured foreign invest-
ment entities for domicile
and residential purposes and
investment.
There must be some sort
of reciprocity relative to
investments only. There
should be clear set rules,
standards and regulations;
not to hamper, nor hinder
foreign injection and invest-
ment, but rather muzzling
the oxen and netting a level
balance!
The Bahamas is not in land
shortage as the knowledge-
able experts will concur.
There is an abundance of
land available, as a promi-
nent expert asserted, "There
is more property for Bahami-
ans to buy at any time in his-
tory. More new subdivisions,
new developments" et at!
Property is not a scarce,
rarest commodity here in the
Bahamas. The housing mar-
ket and real estate bubble in
the US has burst, sinking
housing sector. Decelerating
in this market and its decline
on signs that US economic


growth is slowing; real estate
inventory is in a slow retreat,
state prices are receding. The
US'.existing home sales fell
4.1 per cent in July 2006 with
the 7.270 million unit annu-
alized pace down 11.2 per
cent year-on-year. Supply is
an increasing concern with
unsold homes to sales at 7.3
months a 13-year high.
(Source: Wall Street Journal
c/o Barrons, September 22,
2006). Are these facts send-
ing a resounding bell that
property prices on these isles
are pending retreat as well?
Maybe or maybe not!.Does
inflation play a part of the
distress picture? Yes, and
does the purchasing power
parity too, yes! and is the
federal government's mone-
tary practices a factor! Yes,
yet again, but the fact of
which these ballooning infla-
tionary prices here in Nas-
sau are derived are astound-
ingly disproportionate to
these factors here locally and
international influence, there
seems to be no correlation.
Housing prices here as com-
pared to the US prices and
more, of which, whose medi-
an income bracket range is
US$60,000 per annum and
whose affluence level nearly
triples ours!
Moreover, how could land
in the ghetto be priced com-
parable with land in the high
income areas? And how
could vacant properties
which were once $B3,000 just
a few years back now be list-
ed as B$80,000? How could
residential property be sold
as commercial complex, sin-
gle-family plots as duplex
and multi-family, distress
properties prices are similar
to prime property prices, the
cost of an old, ancient house
is the same as a new one,
there is no coherent Jdifter-
entiation or distinction; there
is no congruence at all?
My general conclusion is
that there should be institut-
ed an investigative bureau to
quantify and verify these
spurious prices, even when
they are.quoted from a qual-
ifying appraiser; there should
be given by two different ref-
erence or referral sources,
secondary certifications.
Nonetheless, to preserve
the integrity of land owner-
ship now for the young ones
is a dutiful "must!" The
national and local family isle
government should intervene
and should pro-actively
intervene as we, the poor
ones, are now looking to pro-
cure and preserve our piece!
Land preservation for future
generations of descendants
to enjoy!


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Manslaughter appeal rejected


THE COURT of Appeal
has dismissed the application
of a man seeking to have his
manslaughter conviction over-
turned.
It was ruled that no merit
was found in any of the appel-
lant's grounds for appeal.
Romain Donovan Downer
was convicted of manslaugh-
ter on November 9, 2005 in a
Supreme Court at Freeport for
the August, 2002 shooting


death of Vernon Vently
Fowler.
Downer's trial took place
before Justice Stephen Isaacs.
After being convicted of
manslaughter, Downer was
sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Downer subsequently pur-
sued his appeal against his
manslaughter conviction.
He appealed the conviction
on several grounds, essentially
claiming that the trial judge's


summing up of the case as a
whole was "confusing, there-
by causing a miscarriage of jus-
tice."
The justices of the Court of
Appeal however stated that
they were satisfied that there
was "no substantial miscar-
riage of justice."
Downer appeal had claimed
specifically that the trial judge
erred in law when he failed to
give the jury an alibi direction


as required by law; that the
judge made improper com-
ments to the jury regarding his
alleged confession; and that dur-
ing the judge's summation,
there was an underlying


assumption that the defendant
was lying with regards to his ali-
bi and whether his confession
to police was voluntary.
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statements to police.


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Consultancy hired to find solutions


on Fishing Hole Road


* By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
MINISTER of Works and
Utilities Bradley Roberts
informed parliamentarians
yesterday that the government
has engaged the consulting
firm WF Baird and Associates
Coastal Engineers to create
an optimum solution to the
Fishing Hole Road causeway
of Hawksbill Creek and
Queen's Cove in Grand
Bahama.
Mr Roberts said that the
consulting engineering firm has
an excellent track record in the
Bahamas in both the private
and public sector.
The firm, he said, was previ-
ously engaged to undertake
the physical and numerical
model investigations 'of the
Glass Window Bridge cause-


way project in Eleuthera.
A contract between Baird
and the government was
expected to be signed yester-
day to complete the actual
design of that project.
Mr Roberts said that tech-
nical officers from his ministry
have also visited the Fishing
Hole Road site with represen-
tatives of Baird.
The scope of the work on
the design model covers the
following: determining the per-
formance of the causeway at
Fishing Hole Road under nor-
mal to extreme environmental
conditions, determining the
subsequent impact on the set-
tlement of Queen's Cove, and
determining the impact of the
presence of the Freeport Har-
bour on the condition on Fish-
ing Hole Road. i. ,- -I. to
. .The firmtis also expected to


causeway
determine the cause and extent
of pollutants in Hawksbill
Creek and their impact on the
environment, and determine
the impact of Bahama Rock
on the communities of
Freeport and west Grand
Bahama during flood condi-
tions.
Mr Roberts said that that
cost of the first phase of the
coastal study and the prelimi-
nary design for Fishing Hole
Road is $248,040.
He said that phase one is
expected to be complete with-
in four months.
"The second phase, which is
the construction of the physical
model and the testing of vari-
ous scenarios, cannot be costed
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* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
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aries Commission met to map
out constituencies in 2002, there
were around 117,000 registered
voters 20,000 more than the
number registered now.
This fact was revealed by
commissioner of the Parlia-
mentary Registration Depart-


ment, Errol Bethel yesterday.
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about 90,000. So we would
probably need another 20,000
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* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
A PROSPECTIVE FNM
candidate has criticised the gov-
ernment for "neglecting" the
justice system in Grand Bahama
whilst simultaneously seeking
acclaim for expediting it.
Reserving particular censure
for Attorney General Allyson
Maynard-Gibson, lawyer Kwasi
Thompson, the opposition's
prospective candidate for Piner-
idge, said that the minister is
issuing political rhetoric rather
than instigating "genuine
improvement and change in the
system".
The result, he said, is that
despite Mrs Maynard-Gibson's
"Swift Justice" initiative, justice
in Grand Bahama is not "swift"
at all.
Mr Thompson's statements
come in the wake of comments
made by Mrs Maynard-Gibson
in June, in which she said she
was pleased that a new video
link would enable Freeport
police officers to participate in
the Swift Justice programme.
She is quoted as saying, "We
expect that the outcome will
result in the more effective use
of the court time and the
greater success rate in prosecu-
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but rather an FNM invention.
He said furthermore that any
claims that the system has facil-
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resolved more briskly are
bogus, because the infrastruc-
ture as a whole is under-sup-
ported.
Listing eight failings in the
current infrastructure includ-
ing the understaffing of courts,
a lack of a permanent AG
lawyer in the Freeport office,
and the fact that, as it stands,
drug evidence must be ''f wn
into Nassau for examination -
Mr Thompson said: "If we n.
ly want to be genuine and ho_
est about our criminal justice
system these problems must be
addressed first.
"Providing some video link
that cost lots of money is not
enough; there must be a real
and genuine attempt to make
change," he added.
Mr Thompson highlighted a
lack of air-conditioning in the
Eight Mile Rock court as evi-
dence that the government
appears to have "no concern"
for staff there.
"Can justice really be swift if
the court is only able to function
until 1pm everyday with the
magistrate physically drained
and drenched in sweat? he
asked.
With reference to the treat-
ment of drug evidence, Mr
Thompson complained that the
current system wastes taxpay-
ers money. by requiring all evi-
dence to be flown to Nassau for
examination while Freeport is,
technically, "quite capable of
having the staff and facilities to
do its own testing."
Another area which is
neglected, claimed Mr Thomp-
son, is the Supreme Court.
Though in place since 1994,
there is not "one permanent
judge in Freeport", said the
attorney.
The lack of a permanent
representative of the attorney
general on the island is a fur-
ther fundamental fault, he
claimed.
"If there is no attorney rep-
resenting the AG in the
Freeport office, how will they
meet regularly with officers,
prepare for cases and appear at
urgent bail applications?
"Why should a lawyer have
to fly in every time there is a
case and why should persons
who are awaiting bail applica-
tions have to wait until a lawyer
from the AG's office is on the
island? It is costly, unnecessary
and causes delays. If a lawyer
was always in office, maybe we
wouldn't need the expensive
video link," said Thompson.
"We need a government that
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down 20,000 from last Boundaries Commission meeting


chose Works Minister Bradley
Roberts and Cat Island, Rum
Cay and San Salvador MP
Philip "Brave" Davis as mem-
bers of the boundaries commis-
sion.
The commission's chairman
is the speaker of the House of
Assembly Oswald Ingraham,
who has called the first meet-
ing for this Friday at the House
of Assembly.


By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
AS the PLP slate of candi-
dates in Grand Bahama
becomes clear, onlookers have
suggested that the debacle over
the leadership of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority was
politically motivated.
The governing party, it was
claimed yesterday, has used crit-
icism of the appointment of
Hannes Babak to disguise its
lack of performance in the
country's second city.
Now that former chamber
,of commerce president
Dowdeswell Coakley is being
spoken of as the prospective
PLP candidate for High Rock, a
source said the Grand Bahama
business community realises
that the criticism was led by two
PLP hopefuls Mr Coakley and
Senator Philip Galanis.
"As chamber commerce pres-
Sident, Mr Coakley has been on
a public tier criticising the
appointment of Mr Babak, as
has Senator Galanis. Their
motives have now become
clear: attempting to overshadow
the government's failures in
Grand Bahama," the source
said.
However Mr Coakley point-
ed out that he has not been con-


Supreme Court Justice
Stephen Isaacs will be the com-
mission's deputy chairman.
He was appointed by Gover-
nor General Arthur D Hanna
acting on the advice of the Chief
Justice Burton Hall.
FNM Leader Hubert Ingra-
ham announced that his choice
for the opposition's represen-
tative on the Boundaries Com-
mission was FNM Deputy


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* PORT Authority chairman
Hannes Babak

firmed as yet as a PLP candi-
date for High Rock.
He said whatever pro-
nouncements he made as presi-
dent of the chamber were made
as a person holding that posi-
tion and not as a member of
any political party.
"Any statements I made prior
to Monday was strictly as cham-
ber president on behalf of the
Bahamian business community.
Now 1 am not in the chamber
so I will not speak for the cham-
ber. I can not speak for any polit-
ical party because I have not
been ratified or authorised to do
so. I am just John 0 public.
"I was once a police officer,"
he continued. "What I did then


What did the Cabinet minister say to
the permanent secretary? And what
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Leader and Montagu MP Brent
Symonette.
Those who sit on the com-
mission are under a strict gag
order about the content of their
meetings or when they plan to
announce changes to con-
stituency lines.
Despite the current level of
registered voters, the commis-
sion is said to be meeting on a
regular basis.


as a police officer I did as a
police officer. I was a diplomat
what I did then I did as a diplo-
mat. I am a business person
what I do now I do as a business
person. When you have differ-
ent hats you do what you have
to do at the time."
While he is not a candidate
as yet, as a resident of High
Rock, Mr Coakley said that he
is very interested in the "holistic
development" of the area.
"As a Bahamian I am inter-
ested in bettering the con-
stituency. If I am ratified I
don't know if I am going to be
ratified, I don't know what
announcements they are going
to make but as a private citi-
zen and one who comes from a
socio-economic and business
background, I know what I
would wish to see happen as a
Bahamian," Mr Coakley said.


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Rt. Hon. Prime Minister PROCLAMATION
Perry G. Christie

WHEREAS, Sunday, 1 October 2006 is observed as the International Day of Ageing:

AND WHEREAS, over the past several years, the Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development in conjunction with the National Council for Older Persons has made use of this
observance as the springboard for a month of activities on behalf of older persons;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry and Council are committed to ensuring that focused attention is
given and appropriate action taken to addressing the needs of older persons so as to permit them
to age with dignity;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry and Council are resolute in recognizing and celebrating those
older persons who have distinguished themselves as major contributors to the development of
The Bahamas;

AND WHEREAS, the Ministry and the Council have again organized a month of activities for
Older Persons under the theme "Improving the Quality of Life for Older Persons";

NOW THEREFORE, I, Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the period Sunday, 1 October 2006 to Tuesday, 31 October,
2006 as "OLDER PERSONS MONTH".


IN WITNESS WHEREOF,
I have hereunto set my Hand
and Seal this 30th day of
September 2006.
Signed
Perry G. Christie
PRIME MINISTER


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PAGE 8, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2006


LC ALNEWS


Mitchell speaks



of need for more



transparency



in Public Service


* By Tribune Staff Writer
THE most vexing internal
problem for the Public Service
is the slowness and lack of
transparency with regard to pro-
motions, Fred Mitchell said yes-
terday.
The minister said that there is
still too much of a mystery
about how the promotion
process is carried out.
"Many employees have the
mistaken view that somehow
the Ministry of the Public Ser-
vice is responsible for promo-
tions. In fact the promotion of
an officer is firstly the responsi-
bility of the ministry itself and
your supervisors," Mr Mitchell
said.
The difficulty, Mr Mitchell
said, comes when a ministry,
department or supervisor is
"simply bloody-minded" and


* FRED Mitchell
refuses to act fairly ir
cise of their judgm
regard to promotions
Mr Mitchell was sp
seminar held by the
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on the labour agreement
A. between civil servants and
the government.
"A policy review is being
.B done to see just how to deal
-: with this problem. One sug-
*.. gestion is the formation of
a management audit unit in
S the Ministry of the Public
S service.
MrMitchell continued:
"Many of you have asked
about the question of public
sector reform. I like to use a
phrase that I first heard used
by the outgoing Secretary
General of the United
Nations Kofi Annan. He
says reform is a process and
i the exer- not an end.
lent with "I have likened it before
,. by this analogy. Reform is
making at a not like going into City Mar-
Bahamas kets and buying an apple off
n (BPSU) the shelf, which when con-
sumed is gone. It is a con-
tinuous process."
Mr Mitchell said the inten-
tion of BPSU president John
Pinder in holding the semi-
nar was to guide the mem-
Sbers through all of the pro-
*I'%; visions of the agreement so
T that they will come to under-
stand more fully what has
been agreed, and why.
He reiterated that the gov-
ernment is committed to this
agreement.
"This is a point that I
made on behalf of the gov-
ernment at a meeting held
recently with permanent sec-
retaries. You will know how-
ever that there continues to
be significant institutional
S resistance to the implemen-
tation of its provisions," Mr
Mitchell said.
The minister said that he
was, heartened: that both
sides have now found a way
forward with the consultants
for the government Keith
Archer and Frank Carter
working with an implement-
ing committee and with the
permanent secretaries to
ensure that the provisions of
the agreement are carried
out fully.
"Too often in the business
of the public'policy of the
Bahamas, the message that
you get is 100 reasons why
something cannot change or
should not change. We trust
that now that this agreement
is signed and the political
directorate of the country is
fully behind it that everyone
else will now see their way
clear to fall in line," Mr
Mitchell said.


In brief

Anglican
Men Church
Council has
boat cruise
THE Anglican Church Men
Council will be hosting a Moon-
light Cruise this
coming Saturday on board
the Island Link.
Organisers are promising a
night of Bahamian music and
home cooking from fresh mut-
ton to pea soup and dough.
Boarding time is 7pm, with
the boat due to sail at 8pm.
Council president Kurt Wal-
lace said: "We are calling all
persons to come,and support
this venture as the funds are
used to assist the ACM council
with its projects and communi-
ty service events throughout the
year.
Tickets can be purchased at
the boat.

Guyanese
workers in
sugar estates
on strike

* GUYANA
Georgetown
THOUSANDS of workers
on Guyana's sugar cane estates
were on strike for a second day
on Wednesday to press the
state-owned industry for pay
increases, a union leader said,
according to Associated Press.
Roughly 14,000 sugar work-
ers belonging to Guyana's most
powerful labor union have
vacated cane fields and facto-
ries to demand automatic wage
hikes to compensate for cost of
living increases when a value-
added tax of 16 percent begins
in January, said Komal Chand,
general-secretary of the Guyana
Agricultural Workers Union.
Chand said the union will end
the two-day strike later
Wednesday to give the Guyana
Sugar Corporatifn i lhianceto
resolve the pay dispute bertueen
workers and management in the
key sector.
"We are to resume our strike
if we fail to reach agreementt"
he said.
Industry spokesman Jairam
Petam said there has never been
an agreement for the automatic
wage hikes the union is asking
for to compensate for new tax
structures. He would not com-
ment on negotiations.
The strike comes amid hard
times for the region's sugar
industry. Earlier this year, in
response to pressure from the
World Trade Organization, the
European Union imposed a 36-
percent cut in its sugar subsidy
system, which had artificially
kept prices higher than world
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Mr Brown said that he shares
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Respecting



the wisdom



of free choice


N 1983 when my high
school had to choose a
representative to the Hugh
O'Brien Youth (HOBY) Lead-
ership programme from among
a group of students that includ-
ed me, I was not chosen initial-
ly.
I accepted my school's deci-
sion and moved on with my life.
Shortly thereafter the pro-
gramme asked for another can-
didate and I was chosen. Even-
tually, I became The Bahamas'
first representative to-HOBY's
international youth leadership
programme.
In 1997, when I was first
approached about running for a
constituency seat in the House
of Assembly, it became appar-
ent that the constituency asso-
ciation of interest at that time
favoured another candidate. I
was disappointed but accepted
wisdom of the process. The
chosen candidate has gone on
to be quite an impressive rep-
resentative for that area.
In 2000, when the FNM
sought to find a leader to
replace the Right Hon Hubert
Ingraham, I reflected on the
possibility of my being such a
person and came to the con-
clusion that it was unlikely that
I could be that choice.
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prevailing circumstances, sup-
ported my party's choice and
moved on with my life. In 2002,
when I offered myself for re-
election to the House of
Assembly and was turned
down by voters in a free demo-
cratic expression on their part,
I was disappointed but I fully
accepted their decision and
moved on with my life.
In these and many other
examples where I participated
in a process of choice where I
failed to achieve what I wanted,
I accepted the wisdom of the
process and moved on. One
thing I never did was to
become angry, envious or hate-
ful of the person chosen in my
stead. Why should I? In a
process where people get to
choose, especially one where
democratic expression is tak-
ing place, if I am not chosen,
then I should not be angry with
the other candidates simply
because they offered them-
selves and was the voters'
choice. After all, would it not
have been outstandingly arro-
gant of me to presume that a
right which all people had to
offer themselves should belong
only to me?
Indeed, if I was going to be
angry, I should have been
angry at those who voted for
the other person and not for
me, though this would have
made no sense, since we value
the beauty of giving people the
right to choose and trust the
wisdom of their democratic
expression.
Today, one sees a number of
people, however, whose atti-
tudes and behaviour do not
suggest that they value the
beauty of democratic choice.
Take, for example, the fellow
who wanted to be the leader
of his party but did not receive
sufficient votes to defeat the
Victorious candidate.
Does he accept the out-
come? Does he move on with.
his life?
Absolutely not! He chooses
instead to believe that hun-
dreds of voters were victimised
by the black magic of some all-
powerful dictator operating in
the background to deprive him
of his decades-old dream.
So, he vents his anger and
hatred at that leader in the
background and does so for
.years. In reality, this unsuc-
cessful aspirant is angry with
the voters for not choosing him.
In a way he feels that they were
too mesmerised, too ignorant,
too intimidated, too manipu-
lated and weak to resist that
all-powerful leader who
opposed him.
He really feels that he is wis-
er, stronger and more astute
than them. Yet, he cannot tell
them how he feels and cannot
be angry with them because as
long as he or those he seeks to
promote have political aspira-
tions, he.cannot insult the vot-
ers. So, he goes on vilifying his
opponent in the hope that by
making his opponent less good
he, or those he seeks to pro-
mote, will appear more so.


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OTHERS FOR THEIR
FAILURES
It is a sign of both immaturi-
ty and flawed thinking that one
blames another for his lack of
success. Researchers tell us that
this is one of the top five rea-
sons that juveniles become
delinquent. Blaming other peo-
ple for one's lack of success
breeds resentment and hatred
that clouds judgment and
increases stress.
It is especially absurd to
blame others for one's lack of
success where the decision rests
with a group, acting in a demo-
cratic process, to make the
choice. Leaders and those who
present themselves as leaders
should overcome the urge to
blame others for their failures.
Instead, they should focus on
the expectations of those who
make the choice and seek to
meet those expectations. This is
at the heart of a democracy,
flawed as it might be. Even
when a group holds the reins of
power, if it has failed the peo-
ple's expectations, at the end
of the day the people can still
choose another. From 1965 to
2002, we have seen this play
itself out at least three times.
SOMEONE DID LIE
A couple of articles ago I
wrote in reference to the fight
that did or did not take place
between Messrs Keod Smith
and Kenyatta Gibson that,
"The fact is that, beyond any
exaggeration, someone is not
telling the truth in this matter.
Either those who reported to
the PM, the PM, the MPs or
those who were in the room
and leaked the story to the
press in the first place were not
being honest about what truly
happened."
As it turns out, someone was
lying and they seem to have
lied to the PM. How unfortu-
nate. If the PM could be lied to
about something so simple and
on the basis of that lie misin-
form the public, what other lies
has he been told? In fact, it
seems he was lied to again, as
he said he was told that the
glass in the Cabinet Room
would cost only $49 to repair
when a government official
informed the one media source
that it would cost $700.
That aside, it is interesting to
note that while crime, UN
votes, immigration scandals, the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
dilemma and other major issues
could not prompt the PM to
call a press conference, he did
feel the need to call one to
reveal the facts about a matter
about which he had been lied
to and about which he initially
misinformed the public. Real-
ly makes you wonder!
DID GOD SPEAK TO ME?
If God told me to quit poli-
tics He did not tell me. In my
prayerful consideration about
what I should do about this
upcoming election, a year ago
my guidance was that I did not
have to run and I decided not
to run. That is what I shared
with my church while delivering
a sermon. In my subsequent
press release, I give a full and
honest account of my decision.
Since then, I have decided
that while I still do not have to
run, I will run because that is
where my passion lies. Those
who are interested in what God
had to say to me should come
and ask me. But better still,
they should ask Him to speak
to them for their lives; it might
keep them from a mean and
hateful spirit.
THOUGHT
FOR THE WEEK
While you seek to frustrate
another man's success, you
ensure your own failure.


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2006, PAGE 11


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LOCALNEIW


Tuition fees will

rise as COB

moves towards

university status

TUITION fees will
increase as the College of
the Bahamas moves
towards university status,
Janyne Hodder revealed.
She said that if the neces-
sary expansion and
improvements are to be
made, tuition levels must be
.appropriate" and therefore
"will grow".
She said her vision for the
University of the Bahamas
depends on this as well as a
a number of other "key.
assumptions" about financ-
ing.
These, she said, include
that there will be "strategic
support for and investment
in the development of the
University of the
Bahamas."
She said that for the
vision to be realized, public
funding of the plan must be
"stable fair and pre-
dictable".
In addition to this, Mrs
Hodder said, there must be
"a major investment in phil-
anthropy and-a major prior-
ities-driven campaign."
She said that a 'National
Endowment for the Univer-
sity of the Bahamqs' must
also be created.
Mrs Hodder was speaking
on October 19 at a meeting
S of the Rotary Club of West
Nassau.
"These assumptions are
core to the realisation of
our vision and the will to
make this happen is, in my
view, widely shared by the
nation," she said. "We are
engaged in a nation-build-
ing effort, not simply and
institution-building one. For
this reason, we need you.
"We believe our mandate
comes from the hopes and
aspirations of Bahamians
across the nation and we
are pledged to do what we
must to deliver that man-
date.
"We need you to help us
and we are confident that
ofYiv will."'slie"tbld rotarianis.'


university of the Bahamas aims




for 10,000 students by 2010


Faculty may


number 600 by


end of the decade


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STAFF WRITER
THE University of the
Bahamas hopes to have
10,000 students enrolled by
2010.
By then, construction of
a new campus could be
completed on Gladstone
road and a research field
station established on
Andros.
The faculty may number
600 by the end of the
decade, by which time the
institution could be an
entirely "web-based" oper-
ation.

Vision
This vision was outlined
by College of the Bahamas
president Janyne Hodder
during an address to the
Rotary Club of West Nas-
sau on October 19.
Mrs Hodder explained
that at the moment, COB
serves 4,745 students and
employs 325 faculty mem-
bers but said she has been
"working diligently with a
talented team of colleagues"
to better fulfil the growing
needs of the Bahamian peo-
ple.
She asked those in atten-
dance to project themselves
into the future as she


"painted the picture" of
what the institution could
look like in a few
years.
Mrs Hodder said the uni-
versity would offer "a broad
range" of undergraduate
and professional pro-
grammes, "as well as a
select number of graduate
research programmes which
make use of our commit-
ment to academic freedom
and our unique environ-
ment and economy."
By 2010, she said, the uni-
versity will demonstrate a
commitment to the highest
standards in scholarship,
research and teaching meth-
ods, and will focus on equip-
ping students for economic,
cultural, political and spiri-
tual life of the country.
Mrs Hodder said that by
the time enrollment grows
to around 10,000, it is hoped
that the university will oper-
ate across three campuses -
with 3,000 students in
Grand Bahama, 2,500 at the
Oakes Field Campus and
3,500 on the new Gladstone
Road site.
In addition to this, she
said, the administration
hopes to have 1,000 students
"distributed throughout the
islands through some form
of on-line learning."
She said that by this time,
the university will aim to be


COLLEGE of
the Bahamas president
Janyne Hodder

offering new programmes in
pharmacy and allied
health at the undergraduate
level and to have several
new graduate program-
mes.

Progranmmes
These will include the uni-
versity's own MBA course,
as well as partnership pro-
grammes in areas such as
public administration, allied
health, law and marine sci-
ences.
The university, Mrs Hod-
der said, also aims to,
become "the place for
young talented Bahamians
with PhD to build their aca-
demic careers".
By 2010, she believes,
more and more such
Bahamians will be return-
ing, rather that building
their careers abroad.


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Housing update


On Monday, October 25, The Tri- 1 fi
bune in a bid to monitor the expendi- 4
ture of public funds hand delivered a
letter to the Ministry of Housing
requesting details of persons and com- t
panies awarded contracts to build and
develop housing subdivisions, roadways
or any other project in New Providence
and Grand Bahama and the amounts
awarded to them since the PLP took
office in May 2002.
This letter was the latest attempt to acquire
details from the ministry after similar requests
were repeatedly ignored.


Until Minis-
V ter of Housing E-
S Neville Wis-
S dom releases
details of how
Sthe ministry
has spent the
public's money or explained why he is
unable to The Tribune will be counting
the days since our request was submit-
ted.
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manent secretary Leila Greene returned phone
calls made by The Tribune on the matter.


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Defence Force
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FROM page one

rows states categorically that the
cheque was delivered personally to
Mr Gibson at Horizons by attorney
Tracy Ferguson at Ms Smith's per-
sonal request.
Mr Thompson's release of the law
firm's letter coincided with another
crucial disclosure that Ms Smith's
application for residency was fast-
tracked in a little over a month, not
the three months alleged by Mr Gib-
son.
Her application was made on Fri-
day, August 11, and Ms Smith her-
self called Callenders to say resi-
dency had been granted on Septem-
ber 20, although the firm itself had
received no official notification from
Immigration.
Callenders' decision to outline the
full background to the residency
scandal came after Immigration
Department letters were leaked yes-
terday revealing the firm's role in
the application process.
In its letter to the department on
August 11, Callenders described Ms
Smith, also known as Vickie Lynn
Marshall, as "a high end or high
worth celebrity" who had recently
bought a B$1 million home on East-
ern Road "which she is currently
renovating."
It went on to say she intended to
"permanently reside" in the
Bahamas and was considering "oth-
er possible investment opportuni-
ties" which would also be "in the
region of B$1 million."
The leaked documents also
included a character reference from
Mr Thompson supporting Ms
Smith's residency application.
"I have known Vickie for several
years on a personal and business lev-
el. I find her to be a kind, generous
and caring person. She is undoubt-
edly one of the most loving people
that I have ever met," he said.
"The business dealings I have had
with her have always been fair, hon-
est and of the highest integrity. Many
of our dealings were based only on a
handshake."
However, Mr Thompson is now
claiming that he provided money to
buy Horizons on the understanding
it would be repaid. He denied Ms
Smith's claim later withdrawn -
that the property was a gift.-
According to Callenders, their
statement that Ms Smith was buying
.the property was not false because
she had promised to execute a mort-
gage to cover funds provided by Mr
Thompson. "We did not refer to the
mortgage as there appeared to be
no reason to do so," the firm said.
"Following the grant of perma-
nent residence we continually
pressed Ms Marshall to execute a
mortgage in favour of Mr Thompson
as she had previously agreed to do.
We had not done so earlier because
of the birth of her child and the trag-
ic death of her son, Daniel Smith.


Anna Nicole
"Ms Marshall, after having pre-
viously agreed to execute the mort-
gage, subsequently refused to do so,
claiming that it was a gift by Mr
Thompson.
"Subsequently, Ms Marshall
accepted that the property was not a,
gift by Mr Thompson to her and we
are in possession of correspondence
from Ms Marshall to Mr Thompson
confirming that she had agreed to
make payments to him for acquisi-
tion of the home."
The firm added that Mr Thomp-
son had now asked her to vacate the
house and it was understood she was
in the process of doing so.
Meanwhile, Mr Thompson has
asked the vendors to execute a new
deed in his favour, which they have
done.
Callenders add in their letter: "We
are disturbed by any inference that
we deceived the Department. of
Immigration into the grant of a cer-
tificate of permanent residence or
concealed relevant information.
"You will appreciate we were ful-
ly aware of the close relationship
between Minister Gibson and Ms
Marshall and the subject of the appli-
cation for permanent residence was
a matter of regular discussion
between Ms Marshall and Minister
Gibson.
"You would appreciate that Ms
Marshall communicated with Min-
ister Gibson on his cellular phone
and he was a regular visitor to Ms
Marshall both at her home, Hori-
zons, and whilst she was in hospital.
"It was our belief that if the
Department of Immigration
required further details of the cir-
cumstances surrounding the acqui-
sition of the home and whether. it
was the subject of a mortgage, it
would seek such further informa-
tion. No such request was made by
the Department of Immigration."
Callenders say they immediately
notified the department of Ms
Smith's failure to execute the mort-
gage and that the firm had been
instructed to vest title in the name of
Mr Thompson.
"We did so prior to the receipt of
your letter this morning or the article
which appeared in this morning's
Tribune. It was never our intention
to mislead or deceive the Depart-
ment of Immigration."
In respect of Ms Smith's phone
call saying she had been granted res.
idency, the firm said she requested
the $10,000 to be delivered to Hori-
zons "immediately" as Mr Gibson
"needed the cheque." SKe said it
should be made out to the Public
Treasury.
"We were advised that Minister
Gibson would be present at Hori-
zons at 7pm that evening to receive
the cheque. We \'cre a bit surprised.
as we had not yet recei% ed any letter
from your department advising us


that the application had been con-
sidered and approved."
That evening, Ms Ferguson went
to Horizons on behalf of Callenders
and delivered the cheque personally
to Mr Gibson, as directed by Ms
Smith.
In its background to the case, Cal-
lenders said because of the immi-
nent birth of Ms Smith's child, Mr
Thompson agreed to a conveyance
in her name so long as a mortgage
was executed to cover the $950,000
purchase price.
This would enable her to move
into a house immediately after the
birth and save her the stress of look-
ing for a home in the last stages of
pregnancy. Mrs Smith had agreed
to this arrangement.
Last night, The Tribune was told
that Ms Smith had moved from
Horizons to Nygard Cay, the home
of Canadian fashion tycoon Peter
Nygard.

Appeal to PM

FROM page one
The system is inappropriate, the
system is flawed and they need to
fix the system.
"We don't want to come out here
and do BEC's laundry in the public,
but the underwear is now soiled and
it is stinking," he said.
The union president said that
according to BEUMU's preliminary
investigation, Mr Cleare has fulfilled
all his duties and "did nothing
wrong."
Mr Dean said that if Mr Cleare is
in fact guilty of incompetence, then
"nobody should be upstairs in the
executive office."
However, BEC in a statement yes-
terday said that in addition to being
suspended for insubordination and
incompetence, "this suspension was
in fact because of (Mr Cleare's)
alleged involvement in the loss of
hundreds of thousands of gallons of
fuel, resulting in considerable loss of
revenue to the corporation, and from
his involvement in an attempted cov-
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Kevin Basden, general manager
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stewardship of the public's money
very, very seriously, which is why
this charge engineer has been sus-
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Royal Oasis
FROM page one
first time since initial reports of a
sale agreement signed between
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youths from the housing pro-
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with tensions having risen in
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INTHERNATQIONSZ


list of grievances from suburbs to parliament


is the People" read a banner at
the head of the march.
Mixing rap music, the French
national anthem and chants of
"Long live France. We're Part
of it," the youths made their
way through the Left Bank.
"Immigrants scare the
French," read one unsigned
grievance. Another entry, by a
17-year-old boy from Besancon,
eastern France, urged compa-
nies to use their profits to create
more jobs. Still another wanted
to make it easier for France to
build more mosques.
AC-Le Feu, whose name is a
play on words for "enough fire,"
was launched in Clichy-Sous-
Bois, where two youths were
killed in an electric substation as
they hid from police on October
27, 2005. The deaths triggered
three weeks of riots that spread
through France's poor suburbs.
Police allowed only a delega-
tion to meet with lawmakers.
The youths had sought in vain
to meet the chamber's presi-
dent, Jean-Louis Debre.
"The young are starting to
wake up. That bothers politi-
cians," said 26-year-old educa-
tor Audrey Pronesti, of Epinay-
Sur-Seine, the site north of Paris
of a recent ambush of police
officers by local youths. "This is
a movement of young people
ho respect the law, believe in
the law, don't steal and aren't
S violent."
Police said only 200 people
were present, but marchers dis-
missed the small turnout.
"The most important thing is
the day of the vote. We've
worked a year for this," said
Abdel Zahiri, 25, of a-poor
neighborhood outside the
southern city of Avignon.
Last year's riots sprang in
large part froinm anger over
entrenched discrimination
Against immigrant' and their.
French-born children, many of
Stem Muslims'from former
French colonies in Africa.
Despite an influx of funds
Sand a glut of promises, disen-
chantment and anger still thrive
in the tall, cinderblock towers
-that make up the housing pro-
S jets in the troubled suburbs.
"In 12 months, it's obvious
'that you can't change eerN -
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* PHILIPPINES
Manila
THE Supreme Court on
Wednesday threw out a peti-
tion to change the Philippine
constitution, dealing a blow to
President Gloria Macapagal
Arroyo's effort to overhaul the
south-east Asian nation's legis-


President claims current system means

government unable to deal with poverty


lature, officials said, according
to Associated Press.


Arroyo wants a single-cham-
ber legislature, saying the cur-


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Opponents say Arroyo and her
allies aim to consolidate power
by abolishing the opposition-
dominated Senate.
The Supreme Court ruled 8-7
against a petition presented by
Arroyo's allies aiming for a
plebiscite to endorse the con-
stitutional changes, upholding
a 1987 ruling that Congress
would need to first enact a law
authorising such a measure, said
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changes would constitute a
major revision to the constitu-
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lesser amendments to the con-
stitution.
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fundamental law is to set adrift
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on reforms, including political
reforms, which can be achieved
with the present constitution
and system," he said.
Executive secretary Eduardo
Ermita, the Cabinet's most
senior member, called the ruling
a temporary setback. "It's not
really a total setback," he said.
"The president said we have to
respect the rule of law."'


Allies of Arroyo obtained 6.3
million signatures on their peti-
tion, aiming for a plebiscite to
endorse the constitutional
changes. But critics have ques- .
tioned the petition's legality.
In August, the Commission ., *
on Elections which would
have to verify the signatures -
rejected the petition, prompt-
ing the proponents to take the
.case to the Supreme Court.
Lawyer Raul Lambino, who
spearheaded the signature dri-
ve, told the court the change
from presidential to parliamen-
tary form of government would
abolish the Senate, which tra-
ditionally has served to rein in
the administration.
Under the proposed change,
an interim parliament would be
created, composed of the cur-
rent members of the Senate and
the House of Representatives
plis most of Arroyo's Cabinet.
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state until her term ends in
2010, and would be given pow-
ers to nominate the prime min-
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* SPAIN
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LOCAL 0 E o:


Rice confers with



Annan as Darfur



deteriorates


* WASHINGTON
THE Bush administration
declared Wednesday the war-
torn Darfur region of Sudan is
in a dangerous downward spiral,
according to Associated Press.
There was no indication,
however, that President Omar
el-Bashir was relenting in his
refusal to accept a UN. peace-
keeping force despite reassur-
ances the peacekeepers would
not go after government lead-
ers.
Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice conferred by tele-
phone with UN Secretary-Gen-
eral Kofi Annan. Afterward,
Rice's spokesman, Sean McCor-
mack, said, "We. are very con-
cerned about the situation
there. It is not getting any bet-
ter. We are concerned that it
could well be getting worse."
Rice and Annan discussed the
forced expulsion of Jan Pronk,


Annan's top aide in Sudan, and
the importance of having the
post filled quickly, either with
Pronk or another UN diplomat,
McCormack said. Rice called
the ouster "extremely unfortu-
nate," McCormack said.
Rice and Stephen Hadley, the,
US national security adviser,
met at the White House late
Tuesday with Andrew Natsios,
Rice's envoy to Sudan, who also
met in Cairo, Egypt, with Arab
League diplomats.
Even while el-Bashir refuses
to admit a UN peacekeeping
force to take over from under-
manned African Union peace-
keepers, the United States is
soliciting other countries for
support in Darfur, particularly
Sudan's neighbors and Arab
governments.
But el-Bashir is adamantly
against what he calls "foreign
intervention."
"We have promised before


God not to let Darfurians' suf-
fering be a pretext for foreign
intervention or a subject for
hostile media," el-Bashir was
quoted as saying Tuesday.
The Sudanese leader and oth-
er top officials have said they
are concerned that the UN
force could be used to track
down and arrest leaders of the
Sudanese government, McCor-
mack said.
"We have said that this is not
the mandate of this UN, force,"
he said, and the United States
has asked Arab governments to
reassure them on that score.
"We ask them to do that in
every way that they possibly
can," McCormack said.
The conflict in Darfur
between government-backed
Arab militia and the non-Arab
population has killed about
200,000 people in three years
and displaced some 2.5 million
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said Wednesday, according to
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The opposition media
denounced the move as part of
a government campaign against
the freedom of speech.
Nushirrin Maharramov, the
head of National Broadcasting
Council, said that local broad-
casters lacked proper licenses
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The three radio stations would
be barred from airing their pro-
gram through local broadcasters
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casting Corp. and Radio Free
Europe/Radio Liberty, based in


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Azerbaijani authorities. He said
Azerbaijani authorities were
ready to discuss providing a fre-
quency to Washington-based
Voice of America, which does
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BBC World Service said in a
statement that it was "watching
the situation carefully" and
wanted "to continue to offer
our listeners in Azerbaijan inde-
pendent and impartial news and
information."
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is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden
porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor
area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00

This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.


MUTTON FISH POINT
a NORTH ELEUTHERA
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N l 1H j All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements containing
approximately 44,587.76 sq. ft., forming a portion of land known as Mutton
Fish Point. This site encompasses two structures.
The first building which is a commercial building houses a wholesale bar;
a restaurant with a private dining room area; and eight studio apartments
with one apartment completed to date, a gross floor area of approximately 4,995 sq. ft. + entrance porch area =
315 sq. ft. this building is approximately 60% completed, and is in very good condition.
The second building is just in the back of the first and is about 50% completed. However, the floor has not been
poured as yet, but is filled with quarry. The plumlrng nor electrical roughing have been put in place. This second
building have a gross area of approximately 720 sq. ft. The area is complete with all utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $388,415.00
This said lot being one acre of land in an area known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwest
of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island Eleuthera one of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU) MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)
EAll that lot ofland and'improvements'having an area of 40,000 sq ft being
portion of lot #120 of the original Murphy Town Corwn Allotments, Abaco,
Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom Bahamas. One of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This
2 bathroom, living room, dining area, family room, kitchen, study, 7 .. property is comprised a single storey concrete structure consisting of
laundry and an entry porch. .." approximately 1,000 sq ft of enclosed living space, with three bedrooms,
one bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. The building appears
Appraisal: $188,406.00 to have recently undergone refurbishment. The property is enclosed with
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy chain-link fencing and partially lanscaped.
.. Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner on the left then 1st -.
right, house is second on your right with garage. Appraisal: $144,350.00
This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco.




DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

S 3 two bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from
S* Forest Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of
70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Appraisal: $220,500.00





MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)

Lot #60 with a structure, lot size 60 x 115 ft., 6,900 sq. ft., 10 ft., above sea level but below road level and would flood in a severe hurricane the duplex has dimensions of 60 ft by 30 ft
S-~ - partly of wood and partly of cement blocks with one section virtually finished and occupied with blocks up to window level and floor ready to be poured. The roof is asphalt shingles, the
interior walls and ceiling are of 1x6 pine and the floor of ceramic tiles. The finished work is average/below, 2 bedrooms, one bath, living/dining. The occupied portion of the structure is
S not complete. Age: 10 years old.

Appraisal: $60,540.00



SAPPODILLA BOULEVARD, PINEWOOD GARDENS SUBDIVISION (Lot No. 217)
S';' All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 217 of the subdivision known as designated as Pinewood Gardens, the said subdivision situated in the southern district of New
K' Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 20 year old single family residence consisting of approximately 992 sq. ft., of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom,
living/dining room, and kitchen, The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elivated to disallow hte possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of
the year. the grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway, walkway, yard is open.
Appraisal: $122,749.00
Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn into Kennedy Subdivision, go all the way to T-Junction, turn right then first left then right again
toward Mount Tabor Church Building, after passing Mount Tabor take first left (Sappodilla Blvd), the subject house is about 40G yard on the righLtpainted yellow trim green, with green and white
door.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MUST SELL LOT NO. 433 GOLDEN GATE SECTION 1 (NASSAU)

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft., being lot No. 433 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision situated in the southern district of New
Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 28yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,342 sq. ft on enclosed living space with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living,
dining rooms, utility room and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy
periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs and trees. Yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing and a concrete wall with iron
gate to the front.
Appraisal: $188,702.00
S s Traveling south on Baillou Hill Road and make a left just pass the stop light at the junction of Carmichael Road, follow the Curve around then first left again. At the t-junction turn left the subject
house is the 2nd house right painted pink trimmed white with wall in front.



INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MUST SELL
LOT NO. 46 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot 46 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates 2, the said subdivision situated in the Southwestern
District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 20yr old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,854 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with
4-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining rooms, and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed
i with chain linked fencing and cement block wall to the front with wrought iron gate.
Appraisal: $180,678.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left on Dominica Drive, corner just after St Gregory's Church the subject house is the 8th house on the right hand side painted light
peach trimmed dark peach with large mango tree in front.


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LOT NO. 68 WOODLAWN WAY WINTON HEIGHTS
(NASSAU)

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 14,897 sq. ft. being lot 6, block 13, in the Subdivision known as Winton Heights, this property is comprised of a 26 year old 11/2
storey single family resident consisting of approximately 2,567 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bed rooms, 2 baths, upstairs and downstairs consisting of a foyer, guest
bedroom and bath, laundry room, kitchen, powder room, sunken living area, tv room and dining area. Climate control is provided by wall air conditioning units throughout the house
quality of construction and maintenance is fair as a good amount of remedial work is needed on the roof and plumbing system. The effective age of the building is seven years the
property is rectangular in shape on flat terrain, and on a level grade slightly elevated above the road to disallow flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds improvements
include a concrete wall with two double gates at the front with chain-link fencing otherwise, open patios at the front and back, and a 20,000 gal rainwater cistern under the front
patio overall, the grounds are attractive and well kept.
Appraisal: $387,647.00
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive go pass Winton Super Value, then second left to T Junction, turn right at T junction and the subject property is the third house right painted


yellow trimmed white.




MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA ,
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera,
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.; outwardly by a
30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon
Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately
2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon fora distance of 390.274 hundredth ft.;
southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property
having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"
MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56
hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly
by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft.
with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00_____________ ___


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LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision
situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old single family residence consisting of
approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade
and level, however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The
grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5 foot chain linked fencing
and a low cement block wall to the front.
Appraisal: $162,616.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left again after
' passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.


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3rd 3rd 3rd
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Crawfish 1 lb 19.99 19.99 18.67

Spare Ribs 1 lb 2.01 2.07 2.13
Cabbage 1 lb 0.69 0.75 1.18

Sweet Peppers 1 b 2.31 2.28 1.95
Tomatoes 1 lb 1.46 1.61 1.70
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ties," the statement said, giving
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Attacks by armed militants
in Nigeria's oil region have cut
more than a quarter of the
country's oil exports since the


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Despite sitting atop much of
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remain among the most impov-
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or no influence on the govern-
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Chile investigating report ..


on new gold fortune . -


owned by Gen Pinochet 1 -


* CHILE
Santiago
FORMER dictator Augusto
Pinochet may have stashed mil-
lions of dollars (euros) in gold in
a Hong Kong bank, the gov-
ernment said Wednesday, and
officials were seeking to freeze
any fortune while it is investi-
gated, according to Associated
Press.
Local media put the total
amount allegedly deposited at
the HSBC bank in Hong Kong
at some US$160 million dra-
matically expanding the sums
Pinochet is believed to have
deposited abroad.
But Pinochet's attorney
denied the reports.
"The only gold Gen Pinochet
owns is his wedding ring," said
Pablo Rodriguez, suggesting the
disclosure by the government
was a "smoke screen" to dis-
tract attention from an ongoing
probe of alleged corruption at
the government's sports pro-
motion office.
The government of President
Michelle Bachelet, who tortured
at a detention center during
Pinochet's 1973-1990 dictator-
ship, said it was investigating
the reports.
"We received information
through one of our diplomatic
missions abroad several days
ago," Foreign Minister Alejan-
dro Foxley told Santiago's
Radio Cooperativa.
He said while the information
is not official, it includes photo-
copies of documents, which
were relayed to a judge and to
the State Defense Council, an
agency with the mission of
defending the state's interests.


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The council said it was seek-
ing to have the accounts
allegedly linked to Pinochet.
frozen "in order to prevent the
eventual sale of what may real-
ly exist in the deposit."
The discovery was part of an
investigation into Pinochet's for-
tune abroad that began in 2004
after a US Senate investigative
committee disclosed that the 90-
year-old former ruler held mil-
lions of dollars at the Riggs
Bank in Washington.
Since then, Pinochet's fortune
at several foreign banks had
been estimated at US$28 mil-
lion. He allegedly used false
passports to open some of the
accounts.
Pinochet is under indictment
on tax evasion charges, and the
money has, been frozen.
While his staunchest right-
wing supporters stood by him
as he faced charges for human
rights abuses during his regime,


many have since distanced
themselves from the former dic-
tator since news of the foreign
bank accounts emerged.
"Everything that has to do
with Pinochet belongs to the
past, but the mere announce-
ment of this causes astonish-
ment," said Hernan Larrain,
president of the Democratic
Independent Union party.
But, he said, "the report has
yet to be confirmed, and that is
for the courts to do."
Pinochet opponents reacted
angrily to the reports.
"This gentleman should be
stripped of the honorary rank
he gave to himself," said Sen
Camilo Escalona, president of
Bachelet's Socialist Party, refer-
ring to the rank of captain gen-
eral of the army Pinochet
assumed while in power a
rank used before only by
Bemrnardo O'Higgins, Chile's top
independence hero.


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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'xl00')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, BIk #35 (2,500sq.
ft.) w/wooden Hse #64 -
Lincoln Blvd Englerstone Sub.
(Appraised Value
$52,000.00)
Andros
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)


PROPERTIES
7. Lot #119 (22, 500sq. ft.)
with a single story complex
(3,440sq. ft.) Sir Henry
Morgan DrAndros Beach
Colony Subdivision Nicholl's
Town Andros
(Appraised Value
$147,700.00)
8. Vacant property 100'x 150'
in the settlement of Pinders,
Mangrove Cay South Andros
(Appraised Value
$22,500,00)
Granid Bahana
9. Vacant Lot #8 Bk #12 Unit
#3(1 l,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
Eleuithera
(Appraised Value
$18,050.00)
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* Tec Cash Register
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* (1) Wall TV Stand
* (1) Chrome Juice Filler
* (1) Multi Fruit Juicer
* (1) Chrome Mixer
* (1) Deli Showcase
* (2) Four Burner Stoves
* (1) SPSL5000 6watt Silent Generator, Electric Starter

* 29' Phoenix w/engines (Jannette2)
* 29' (1983) Vessel (Lady Rece)
* 51' Defender Vessel (1981) (Equality)
*48'North Carolina Hull (1989)
* 52' Halteras Fiber Glass (1979) MVBuddy
47' Fiber Glass (1980) Vessel (Miss Quality)
* 43' Defender Fiber Glass Vessel (1990)
(Lady Raine Too)


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 of Lorrimore 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 160'xl 25'- Florence
Dr Bahama Sound No.2
Exuma
(Appraised Value
$60,000.00)
Inagua
16. Lot #43 (9,000sq. ft.) with
house Matthew Town Inagua
Russell Street.
(Appraised Value
$120,000.00)

tables
1) Wood Table (Round)
1) Marble Table (Rectangle)


1) Two Door Chest Freezer
1) Twone Door Chest Freezer
1) One Door Chest Freezer
1I) Blue Coleman Cooler
2) Double Door Coolers
1) Three Door Cooler
1) Double Door Refrigerator


Vehicles
1) 03 Yumbo 125cc Motorcycle
1) 96 Ford Explorer
1) 97 Dodge Stratus
1) 2001 Hyundai H-100 Bus
1) 1998 Chevy S- I Truck
1) 2002 Kitchen Trailer
1) Kitchen Cherokee Trailer


* 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
DRY CLEANING EQUIPMENT

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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
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to repair it.
"If we can do it safely,
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said. "But we have new
constraints on ... the space
shuttle system. We have a
new understanding of its
fragility and vulnerability."

Risk

The final Hubble repair
mission was canceled by
former NASA Administra-
tor Sean O'Keefe 2 1/2
years ago after, the space
shuttle Columbia disaster
which killed seven astro-
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was roundly criticized by
scientists and politicians,
but the ex-administrator
cited the risk to astronauts
and the need to use the
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Hubble, .but a scientific
advisory panel said the
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a mission on time was
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to Hubble were not much
greater than going to the
space station.
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system. We have a
new understanding
of its fragility and
vulnerability."

NASA Administrator
Michael Griffin



problem, you have a place
to hang out," said astro-
naut Joe Tanner, who flew
on a Hubble servicing mis-
sion in 1997 and was part
of the Atlantis crew that
flew to the space station
last month.
The remaining 14 shuttle
flights are dedicated to
completing the space sta-
tion by the time the fleet
is grounded in 2010.
If a Hubble servicing
mission is approved, it
would have to be squeezed
into the space station con-
struction schedule some-
time in early 2008."e'"
NASA also would have
another shuttle on the
launch pad, read\ to mrakel
an emergency rescue trip if
there were a catastrophic
problem.
"I'd tell them to go
ahead and do it, but don't
grit your teeth," said
Howard McCurdy, a space
policy expert at American
University. "And this is
going to be a teeth-gritting
mission."
On the list of Hubble
repairs are replacement of
aging batteries,' guidance
sensors and gyroscopes.
Amolig the Iubble's
many scientific accom-
plishments, the telescope
has enabled direct obser-
vation of the universe as it
was 12 billion years ago,
discovered black holes at
the center of many galax-
ies, provided measure-
ments that helped establish
the size and age of the uni-
verse and offered evidence
that the expansion of the
universe is accelerating.
* But the telescope also has
popularized astronomy by
producing countless won-
drous images.
"For many people, it is a
symbol of some of the best
things about the space pro-
gram," said W. Henry
Lambright, a space policy
expert at Syracuse Univer-
sity.
"It reaches the average
citizen in the way a lot of
space projects, including
the space station, do
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North Korea warns South Korea against joining international sanctions


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South Korea against joining will I
international sanctions, saying and
Wednesday that its neighbor price
would "pay a high price" if it ried
joins the U.S.-led drive to pun- Kore
ish the reclusive communist A
nation for its nuclear test, Norti
according to Associated Press. Chin
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North's Committee for the tries
Peaceful Reunification of the "C
Fatherland came as South impo
Korea struggles to determine for im
how it should enforce the U.N. did w
sanctions, including whether with
to help interdict North Korean wakk
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porting materials for uncon- tary
ventional weapons. told r
"If the South Korean of Pa
authorities end up joining "I
U.S.-led moves to sanction and
stifle (the North) we will
regard it as a declaration of
confrontation against its own
people ... and take corre-
sponding measures," the
North's Committee for the -
Peaceful Reunification of the
S- Fatherland said in a statement.

Resolution

The U.N. Securit\ Council
unanimousI adopted a sjnc--
lions resolution fitie da\s jAter
the North"n Oct. 9 test. ind j
South Korean task force mtci
thit wcek to determine lihot
the country% should address' the
measures, including % hat to do
about joint eCOnomic projects
S. ith the North.
South Kore.i's pirticip.lion
in sanctioning the North is
important because the coun-
tr\ is one of the main aid
pro% iders to the impo% erished
communist nation, along %ith
S China.
S But both countries ha'e
been reluctant to impose stern
measures against their %olatle
neighbor. China. North Kore-.
"a's closest aMI. \oted for the
-.' U.N. resolution hut is con-
cerned that e\cessi\e measuree;
could %%orsen the situation.
South Korea has c\piesm:d
similar concerns, although
there % as no inmimediatce
response to \Vednesda\\". sLtatc-
ment trom North Kotea.
"If Noith-South relation,


pse due to reckless and
udent sanctions against us
South Korean authorities
be fully responsible for it
will have to pay a high
," said the statement, car-
by the North's official
an Central News Agency.
top U.S. diplomat said
I Korea's test has brought
a and the United States
r together and both coun-
want a unified response.
hina has been in a very
rtant relationship with us
iany years and at no time
'e feel any closer together
China than we felt in the
e of the North Korea
location Assistant Secre-
of State Christopher Hill
reporters during a meeting
cific leaders in Fiji.
think the Chinese under-


stand that the North Korean
.. decision to proceed with a
nuclear weapons program is
really something quite beyond
the pale and something we
need to all speak with one
voice about," said Hill, the
chief U.S. envoy to six-nation
talks on North Korea's nuclear
program.
The U.N. resolution gave
member countries 30 days
from its Oct. 14 adoption to
report on implementing the
sanctions.
The South Korean panel,
which met for the first time
Tuesday, also is trying to
decide how to handle the inter-
diction of North Korean car-
go ships and what to do about
the economic projects that'
have been criticized for pro-
viding hard currency to the


North. The United States sus-
pects the funds might have
helped the North's arms pro-
grams.
One is a tourism program
run by South Korea at North
Korea's Diamond Mountain
and the other is a South Kore-
an-run industrial complex in
the North Korean city of
Kaesong. The North has
received at least $900 million
under the projects since the
1990s.

Projects

South Korea prizes the pro-
jects as symbols of reconcilia-
tion and has been unwilling to
halt them. But it plans to make
adjustments to meet Seoul's
requirements under the U.N.


sanctions.
Also at issue was whether
South Korea would expand its
participation in a U.S.-led dri-
ve to interdict North Korean
ships and aircraft suspected of
carrying weapons of
mass destruction or related
material.
South Korea has been reluc-
tant to participate fully in the
Proliferation Security Initia-
tive because of concerns it
could lead to clashes with
North Korea and undermine
efforts to persuade the com-
munist state to give up its
nuclear ambitions through
diplomacy.
South Korea has only sent
observers and attended brief-
ings on the program.
South Korean Unification
Minister Lee J6ng-seok, a


strong supporter of engage-
ment with North Korea,
offered to resign Wednesday
because of the nuclear test.
Critics have accused Lee of
being too supportive of North
Korea, but even if his resigna-
tion is accepted, it is not likely
to lead to any immediate
change in the South's engage-
ment policy.
Russian President Vladimir
Putin, meanwhile, also warned
that pressuring the North
could backfire.
"One should never lead the
situation into an impasse, one
should never put one of the
negotiating sides in a position
from which it virtually has no
way out but one: an escalation
of the situation," Putin said in
televised comments broadcast
in Moscow.


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GOVERNMENT NOTICE


Department of Public Service


VACANCY FOR TRAINED COURT REPORTER
OFFICE OF THE JUDICIARY
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Trainee
Court Reporter in the Office of the Judiciary, Office of the Attorney General.

Requirements for the post:


A Bachelor's Degree in Court Reporting; OR
A Diploma in Court Reporting; OR
An Associate Degree in Court Reporting.


Specific duties of the post include:

Shadow Court Reporter I in the Magistrate Courts and Senior Court Reporter in
the Supreme Court, for a minimum of eighteen (18) months, in order to gain an
overview of courtroom procedures and 'or dictionary building;

Build dictionaries to a minimum of 20,000 words before commencing assignment
in the Magistrate Courts;

After orientation and obtaining the minimum dictionary requirement, the Trainee
Court Reporter may be assigned to perform duties inclusive of verbatim recording
and transcription of testimony in formal and informal court settings such as trials
(examination before trials/depositions) arraignments and hearings;

Any other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Court Reporting.

The successful applicants will report to the Director of Court Reporting.

The appointment will be on temporary terms for the first eighteen months.

The salary of the post is in Scale I $10,700 x $400 $25,500 per annum (July 2006
Scales).

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Serving officers must apply through their Heads of Department.

Application forms may be obtained from the Ministry of The Public Service, Poinciana
Hill Complex, Meeting Street. They should be returned, complete with original
qualifications and documentary proof of relevant experience to the Secretary, Public
Service Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting Street, no later than 3rd
November, 2006.



Secretary
Public Service Commission


VACANCY FOR COURT REPORTER I
OFFICE OF THE JUDICIARY
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Court
Reporter I in the Office of the Judiciary, Office of the Attorney General.

Requirements for the post:

Persons within the Public Service:
Bachelor's Degree in Court Reporting and a minimum of two years recent
verbatim experience as a Court Reporter I-vel Two (2); OR
Associate Degree and a minimum of four year experience as a Court Reporter
Level Two (2); OR
Diploma in Court Reporting and a minimum of five years recent verbatim
experience as Court Reporter Level Two (2); AND
A minimum speed of 225 words per minute; AND
Full knowledge of case Catalyst Software.

Persons from outside the Public Service:
Bachelor's degree in' Court Reporting;
A minimum of eight years recent verbatim experience as a Court Reporter;
Ability to train and supervise as necessary;
A minimum speed of 225 words per minute;
Full knowledge of Case Catalyst Software.


Specific duties of the post include:


Traveling to the Family Islands with Circuit Magistrates;
Verbatim recording and transcribing of court proceedings in formal and informal
court settings, such as trials (criminal and civil), arraignments and hearings, and
chamber matters where required and in the Supreme and Magistrate Courts;
Producing accurate transcription of court proceedings;
Maintaining accurate, legible records of such proceedings.
Maintaining and safeguard such records.
Producing in final form records of proceedings as expeditiously as possible
following cases, as such transcriptions constitute the official records of the court;
Performing duties at The Bahamas Court of Appeal as required;
Assisting with orientation of Trainee Court Reporters;
Any other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Court Reporting.

The successful applicants will report to the Director of Court Reporting.

The appointment of persons from outside the Public Service will be on contractual terms
and a gratuity of fifteen percent would be payable on satisfactory completion of service.

The salary of the post is in Scale GR24 $33,000 x$700- $38,600 per annum (July 2006
Scales).

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A scarcity allowance of $5000 per annum will be paid to Court Reporters with a
minimum speed of 225 words per minute or a scarcity allowance of $8,000 per annum
will be paid to persons with the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) designation.

Serving officers'must apply through their Heads of Department.


Application forms may be obtained from the Ministry of The Public Service, Poinciana
Hill Complex, Meeting Street. They should be returned, complete with original
qualifications and documentary proof of relevant experience to the Secretary, Public
Service Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting Street, no later than 3rd
November, 2006.



Secretary
Public Service Commission


VACANCY FOR SENIOR COURT REPORTER
OFFICE OF THE JUDICIARY
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Senior
Court Reporter in the Office of the Judiciary, Office of the Attorney General.

Requirements for the post:

Persons within the Public Service:
Bachelor's Degree in Court Reporting and a minimum of three years recent
verbatim reporting experience at the level of Court Reporter One (1); OR
Associate Degree in Court Reporting and a minimum of five years recent
verbatim reporting experience at the level of Court Reporter One (1); OR
Diploma in Court Reporting and a minimum of seven years recent verbatim
reporting experience at the level of Court Reporter One (1); AND
A minimum speed of 225 words per minute; AND
Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) or equivalent; AND
Full knowledge of Case Catalyst Software.

Persons from outside the Public Service:
*. Bachelor's Degree in Court Reporting
A minimum of ten years experience as a Court Reporter, two of which must be in
a supervisory/administrative capacity;
Ability to train Court Reporters;
A minimum of 225 words per minute;
Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) or equivalent
Full knowledge of Case Catalyst Software and real-time reporting ability and
experience.

Specific duties of the post include:

Traveling to the Family Islands with Circuit Magistrates;
Verbatim recording and transcribing of court proceedings in formal and informal
court settings, such as trials (criminal and civil), arraignments and hearings, and
chamber matters where required and in the Supreme and Magistrate Courts;
Producing accurate transcription of court proceedings;
Maintaining accurate and legible records of such proceedings.
Maintaining anid safeguard such records.
Producing in final form records of proceedings as expeditiously as possible
following cases;
Performing duties at The Bahamas Court of Appeal as required;
Assisting with orientation of Trainee Court Reporters;
Any other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Court Reporting.


The successful applicants will report to the Director of Court Reporting.

The appointment of persons from outside the Public Service will be on contractual terms
and a gratuity of fifteen percent would be payable on satisfactory completion of service.

The salary of the post is in Scale GR22 $38,000 x$700- $42,900 per annum (July 2006
Scales). '

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A scarcity allowance of $8,000 per annum will be paid to persons with the Registered
Professional Reporter (RPR) designation.

Serving officers must apply through their Heads of Department.

Application forms may be obtained from the Ministry of The Public Service, Poinciana
Hill Complex, Meeting Street. They should be returned, complete with original
qualifications and documentary proof of relevant experience to the Secretary, Public
Service Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting Street, no later than 3rd
November, 2006.

Secretary
Public Service Commnission

VACANCY FOR CHIEF COURT REPORTER
OFFICE OF THE JUDICIARY
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Chief
Court Reporter in the Office of the Judiciary, Office of the Attorney General.

Requirements for the post:

Bachelor's Degree in Court Reporting
A minimum of five years verbatim reporting experience as Senior Court Reportei.
two of which must have been in a supervisory capacity;
Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) or equivalent
Full knowledge of Case Catalyst Software and real-time reporting ability and
experience.

Specific duties of the post.include:

Produce in final form records of proceedings as expeditiously as possible
following cases;
Record and transcribe proceedings using Realtime, where the reporter's
stenographic notes are converted into English text and displayed on computer
monitors placed in the courtrooms for the benefit of the judges and attorneys;
Ability to train, supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate staff;
Ability to assume the administrative duties of a Court Reporter;
Any other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Court Reporting.

The successful applicants will report to the Director of Court Reporting.

The appointment of persons from outside the Public Service will be on contractual term
and a gratuity of fifteen percent would be payable on satisfactory completion of service.

The salary of the post is in Scale GR19 $39,700 x$700- $45,300 per annum (July 2006
Scales).

Starting s' 'irv will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A scarcity allowance of $8,000 per annum will be paid to persons with the Registered
Professional Reporter (RPR) designation.

Serving officers must apply through their Heads of Department.

Application forms may be obtained from the Ministry of The Public Service, Poinciana
Hill Complex, Meeting Street. TL-.y should be returned, complete with original


qualifications and documentary proof of relevant experience to the Secretary, Public
Service Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting Street, no later than 3"
November, 2006.

Secretary
Public Service Commission


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* SAN JOSE DEL CABO,
Mexico
A WEAKENING Tropical
Storm Paul swirled just south
of Mexico's Baja California
peninsula Wednesday, forcing
the evacuation of hundreds of
shantytown residents on a
stretch of coastline famed for
its golf courses and beaches,
according to Associated Press.
The tropical storm, which
weakened from a hurricane
Tuesday, had top winds near
45 mph. The storm was
expected to weaken further
before hitting land Thursday
near the resort of Mazatlan
on Mexico's mainland Pacific
coast.
While the threat of damage
from the storm had dimin-.
ished, the National Hurricane
Center in Miami warned it
could dump up to 10 inches
of rain, causing flash flooding
and landslides.
On Wednesday morning,
Tropical Storm Paul was, locat-
ed 70 miles east of Cabo San
Lucas and 180 miles west of
Mazatlan. It was moving
northeast at 14 mph.
Paul's maximum sustained
winds had reached 110 mph


Monday, making it a Catego-
ry 2 hurricane and third hur-
ricane to threaten Baja Cali-
fornia this season.
Already the storm has killed
one and left another person
missing.
A 23-year-old Mexican fish-
erman died Monday after he
slipped off rocks into rough
seas in the coastal community
of Todos Santos, north of Los
Cabos, said Baja California
Sur civil defense director Jose
Gajon.
Off the coast of Cabo San
Lucas, officials were search-
ing for the body of an Ameri-
can who was swept away by
the waves while he was walk-
ing along the beach with his
wife and sister.
Gilberto Guzman, manag-
er of the SolMar Hotel, iden-
tified the missing tourist as
John Skoor, 65, of Moses
Lake, Wash. Guzman said "an
enormous wave" swept Skoor
and his sister out to sea late
Monday. Hotel staff were able
to save the sister.
San Jose del Cabo and
Cabo San Lucas are popular
with sports fishermen and
celebrities and famous for
world-class golf courses and


beaches flanked by cactus-dot-
ted deserts.
On Tuesday, streets were,
flooded with ankle-deep water'
in Cabo San Lucas, where
authorities closed schools and
opened eight shelters. Later
police drove through neigh-*'
borhoods, calling on people' -'-
to take refuge.
City government
spokesman Jorge Castaneda
said at least 1,000 residents
were being evacuated, most,
from shantytowns in areas at
high risk for flooding.
Guadalupe Herrera pre-
ferred to stay in her wooden
shack. "If we leave our house
alone, we will be robbed," she
said.
Tourists were taking the wet
weather in stride.
"I'm used to this kind of
thing. I spent 20 years in the
U.S. Navy so it doesn't bother
me," said Keith Howard, 55,.,
of British Colombia, who was'.
walking in cloudy San Jose del.'
Cabo. "I don't plan on going
fishing though."
Dave Snow, 47, and Shauna
Grady, 39, of Boulder, Colo.,
walked the rain-soaked streets
of San Jose del Cabo early
Tuesday after Paul forced
them to postpone their stay in
Cabo Pulmo, an exposed
stretch of coast to the north
that is popular among divers.
"If it had stayed at hurri- .- -
cane level, it would have been
scarier," Snow said. "It seems
pretty mellow now."
In Cabo San Lucas, hotel.
guests played board games in
lobbies or read in their rooms:.
Mexico's Pacific coast was
struck by two hurricanes last
month. Hurricane John bat-
tered Baja California, killing
five people and destroying 160,
homes, while Hurricane Lane
hit the resort town of Mazat-,
lan, causing relatively minor
damage.
Both Atlantic and Pacific
hurricane seasons, which end
Nov. 30, have been normal
this~year, said Dennis Feltgen,
a meteorologist at the Nation-.
ai Weather. Service, adding
that the U.S. has been fortu-
nate to not be hit by any of
the five hurricanes in 2006.
The Atlantic had a record sea-
son last year with devastating
storms, including Hurricane.'
Katrina, which slammed New
Orleans and the U.S. Gulf
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Test Your Play


You are declarer with the West
land at Six Hearts, and North leads
he jack of clubs. You play the queen
rom dummy and win South's king
with the ace. When you cash the A-K
)f hearts, North turns up with the Q-
10-8, so you must lose a trump trick.
'ow would you proceed from here?
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Obviously, you must try to dispose
af both of your club losers before
North can gain the lead with the
trump queen to cash the setting trick
in clubs. If all goes well, you can
deposit one club on a spade and
another on dummy's fourth diamond.
The only problem is which of the two
suits to play first
Strangely enough, the proper
method of play calls for tackling the
diamonds first There is an excellent
reason for this, as can be demon-
strated by assuming that the North
hand looks something like:
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VQ 108
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If you started by playing the K-Q-
A of spades, North would ruff the
third one and cash the ten of clubs to


put you down one.
But if you started by pla
A-K-Q of diamonds and leai
North originally had four d
(after South showed out on I
round), you could safely i
with the fourth round of d
and discard one of your clu
would then play the K-Q-A o
and just get under the wire
carding your remaining club
the third round of spades. Y
loser on this line of play wo
trump.
However, if North turned
precisely three diamonds, yo
not afford to continue with
round of diamonds, since
could ruff and cash a club t
you. In that case, you wot
three rounds of spades next
North could not ruff, and t
dummy's last diamond to g<
your remaining club.
The underlying principle
pie enough. Since it is impo:
make the contract if North
than three diamonds, you prc
the assumption that he has
three. You therefore lead d
first to see eikctly how m
started with and adapt yo
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diamonds firs can never be t
of losing the contract, but
spades first might be.


HOW many words of four letters or more can you
make from the letters shown here? In making a
word, each'letter may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word. No plurals or verb
forms ending in "s", no words with initial capitals
and no words with a hyphen or apostrophe
permitted. The first word of a phrase is permitted
(e.g. inkjet in inkjet printer).
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 13; very good 20; excellent 26 (or more).
Solution Monday.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
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brothel brother BROTHERLY byte ethyl
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terry theory they throb tore torr trey troy
tyre tyro


r CRYPTIC PUZZLE 1 I 21 3 M6"I Z


ACROSS
1 CaptaIn Gold, who took the
prisoners (6)
7 Bad shot? But probably In the rght
direction (3,5)
I On some days, one gets thanks for
such information (4)
10 Smoothedintheprocess
of shaving (6)
11 Sensationalwaytopreserve a
broken leg(6)
14 It can help keep some plaice from
going off(3)
16 Thepomlbllty of tangled reins had
come up (5)
17 The gitlleftEBisefor?(4)
19 Carrying a burden, It turned up on the
comer (5)
21 Having heard amiss, made a mad
rush(5)
22 Get into trouble over
an old bill? (3,2)
23 He looks fishy but sounds good (4)
26 The taxidermist's establishment? (5)
28 A few weeks with mother Rley,
initially (3)
, 29 Darted about doing
business? (6)
30 What can lubricate? (3,3)
31 To rush can make one sad
and hot (4)
32 Deviated to make a pleasant
Joumey, indeed (8)
33 A comparison for one to
smile about? (6)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS:I, Carol 6, Gangs 9, Vario-us 10, Fired 11, Italy
12, Verdi 13, Saddled 15, Sod 17, C-Leo 18, Snappy 19,
Ma-Gog 20, Fr-oz.-en 22, R-ace 24, Fee 25, Wave-red 26,
Minor27, To-X-c28, Butts 29, Last out 30, Sta-LL31,
Never
DOWN: 2, A*nmal 3, Oer-do4, L-AD 5, TI-mned. 6, Guiing
7, Astl8,Gao-p 12,Vsg-m1l3, Scoff14,Def-oe15,
Sp-e-ar 16, Dyte-d 18, So fa-R 19, Medical 21, Report 22,
Re-fu-te 23, Centre 25, Worth 26, MI-LL. 28, Bun


DOWN
1 Joinfordrinks? (6)
2 Canter around in a dazel (6)
3 Used a bike soundly on
the highway (4)
4 Liked the way dad managed to get
out of a sticky situation (7)
5 Grins like mad when
someone calls (5)
6 House vendor's figure (5)
8 From which to give an elevated
address? (4)
9 Driving place (3)
12 There's nothing In returning to the rail
terminus (3)
13 What water sometimes does from
lakes (5)
15 She has many a song, as In West
Side Story (5)
18 One who really likes to start up a
revolution (5)
19 Touchingly respectful thing to wear?
(3)
20 Joined in something (3)
21 Optimistic about fresh fuel for the
flight (7)
22 The thing to ruminate over (3)
23 t can be seen as balm (6)
24 Roguish at the Admiralty, perhaps (4)
25 Being unique can take the English
breath awayl (6)
26 Brown room? (5)
27 Small amount used for latest (5)
21 Is her aim high? (3)
30 Evens, maybe (4)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Trial 6S, Sears 9, Deliver 10, Sport 11, Round
12, Harps 13, Recital 15, Dig 17, Edt 18, Inside 19, First
20, Credit 22, Fire 24, HId 25, Mutates 26, Agree 27,
Suae 28, Files 29, Orinal 30, Claws 31,
Tease
DOWN: 2, Rapped 3, Adrot 4, LI 5, Vid 6, Serpent 7,
Eros 8, Rancid 12, Habit 13, Reach 14, Cited 15, DIgt 16,
Genes 18, Issue 19, Fingers 21, itual 22, Facie 23,
Recess 25, Merit 26, Avow 28, Fat


ACROSS
1 Save (6)
7 Consumed (8)
8 Ashen (4)
10 Cridcket team (6)
11 Shopping street (6)
14 Colour (3)
16 Friends (5)
17 Flightless birds (4)
19 Wonderful (5)
21 Italian city (5)
22 Dead language (5)
23 Ranch (4)
26 Scope (5)
2n Brick-canier (3)
29 vinegar add (6)
30 OpticaIl luslon (6)
31 Thing (4)
32 Tolerance (8)
33 Inform (6)


DOWN
1 Respect (6)
2 Yeams(6)
3 Paradise (4)
4 Porters (7)
5 Large (5)
6 Borders (5)
8 S American
country (4)
9 Guided (3)
12 Vehla,(3)
13 Dissuade (5)
15 Flower (5)
18 Frantic (5)
19 Be seated (3)
20 Cookldng vessel (3)
21 Afternoon
performance (7)
22 Illuminated (3)
23 Wooded area (6)
24 First man (4)
25 Submissively (6)
26 Large spoon (5)
27 Intended (5)
28 Strike (3)
30 Manner (4)


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bs. You week, \Aries. Talk about those petty
f spades problems with your supervisor. You
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loser on than you once thought.
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hoping ing a major life change, you may
hen lead want to wait a little longer. Now is
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ur play Take some precautionary measures
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be cause you b-elieve are on your side really
leading aren't. You might want to choose
new allies.
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Virgo. The good news is that those
around you are ready to be supportive
of those changes, especially those .
who have always been tough critics.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You are about to receive a very
lucrative offer. The trouble is, you
want to.spend some time to think it
through since it has the potential to
change your life.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You're faced with a situation that
seems too good to be true. As you're
very intuitive, Scorpio, trust your gut
instinct and walk away from the deal.
Consult a Libra for a second opinion.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Something you've dreamed about
has resurfaced. Now is not the time
to let it pass by again. Enjoy your
good fortune. Lightning doesn't usu-
ally strike twice.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Decisions become very easy to
make this week, Capricorn. The
planets have made the answers to
your questions very clear. Be pre-
pared for big changes.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
S Focus your attention on the intimate
details of your life, Aquarius, rather
than the broad details. All of the
small pieces will fit into the larger
picture quite easily.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
S For the next few days, you'll be
focused intently on the needs of a
loved one. Don't worry about smoth-
ering this person, he or she needs it.


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long-term development plan


SBy CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter
n insurance chief says
that his pet peeve is
the need for a long-
term development
plan for Exuma.
Chester Cooper, president and
CEO of British American Insurance,
told Exuma businessmen that the
island needs a plan for the next 20-50
years.
"We must band together as private
S sector Exumians and partner with the
government to make this happen.
"Let's make sure that the politi-
cians who want to represent you lob-
by on your behalf in this respect. Tell


the PLP, FNM
and BDM that
the days for
ham, turkey and
Christmas are
over," he said.
Mr Cooper
also said
Bahamians have
failed to devel-
op enough com-
plementary eco-
nomic activity
around anchor COOPER
resorts to even-
tually reduce
their reliance on the properties.
He said that financial success and
benefiting from the opportunities that


anchor properties can bring is not a)
rite of passage.
"The opportunity does not come
to us because we feel a sense of enti- ,
tlement to the spoils because you are!
Exumians."
Mr Cooper added that when one
looked at situations such as BEC .
BTC, the police and social services, all
had been unprepared.
In addition, he said that Cable;
Bahamas in Exuma was a story unto'
itself, which must expand its cover-
age throughout the islands.
"We can see from these examples
that we have not done a-good job at,
planning. Let us not encourage a city
that grows like topsy in a disorderly
manner."


He said that Bahamians ha e seen.
the perils of Nassau/when it comes
to road development giving the
widening of Blue Hill Road as an
example.
* He told them that they are niot
more entitled to a good idea than any
other Bahamian.
"Your competition to the spoils is
not Exumians, but Americans, Cana-
dians, Indians and Chinese. This is
not a new phenomena... this is a nat-
ural progression of something called
globalisation," he said.
Mr Cooper encouraged the busi-
nessmen to create wealth through sav-
ing and investing.
He rioted that the best form of
investment is-real estate because it


can be used as collateral.
In addition, Mr Cooper said that
young people needed to take risks if
they wished to succeed. :
"Younger people should be more
aggressivein their approach to invest-
ing. I.find, generally speaking, that
we are bit scared. We don't like taking
risks. Whilst persons, nearing retire-
ment should exercise reasonable care
in selecting investments that suit their
profile, younger people should not
be afraid to 'go for broke'."
Mr Cooper also told them that
Bahamians must position themselves
to protect their future, invest wisely
and benefit from these opportunities
in tangible wals if they are to reap
the bonanza of the tourism boom.


Innovative leadership key to



tourism success in Caribbean


'Travel auction


is here to stay'


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Dr Myles Munroe,
founder of Rahamas Faith Ministries
International, told the 29th Caribbean
Tourism Conference that innovative
leadership is the key to success of tourism
in the Caribbean region.
"As a region, we can become a world
leader in tourism destination!" Dr
Munroe told conference participants on
Monday at the CTC luncheon held at
the Westin at Our Lucaya Resort.
Although the Caribbean region is a
very small region, he said that tourism
leaders in-the 33 countries must develop
a corporate vision for the entire- region.
"The success of our region is not to
compete with big countries, said Dr
Munroe, "but to make ourselves a region


* DR MYLES MUNROE
(FILE photo)


of corporate value. We must become so
significant that they can't ignore us.
"You must ask yourself a question,
'what is our vision of the Caribbean
region in the tourism sector?' I think you
-know what your country \ision is, but I
challenge you to think bigger. We have to
ask the bigger question, 'Do we have a
corporate vision for the whole region
because that will be the key to our inno-
vation'," he said.
Dr Munroe, who came from humble
beginnings in Nassau, is senior pastor of
Bahamas Faith Ministries. His television
show, taped in the Bahamas, is seen by
1.3 billion people.
He said that anyone can be great with-
out being big through the power of inno-
vative leadership.


SEE page 3B.


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT Travel auc-
tions via the Internet have
emerged over the last five
years as one of the major chan-
nels of worldwide travel distri-
bution, according to a leading
US travel auction operator.
Michael Hering, founder of
SkyAuction based in New
York, believes that auctions of
travel products is both benefi-
cial to travel consumers, and
to travel suppliers who suffer
from distressed, unsold inven-
tory.
"My belief is that travel auc-
tion is here to stay, and I think
it is a part of the travel distrib-
ution channel that are impor-
tant to going forward," Mr
Hering told those attending the
29th Caribbean Tourism Con-
ference in Freeport.
Sky Auction.com is a web-
site where consumers can buy
airline tickets, room nights,
tours, cruises, and all-inclusive
vacations. There have been
over 622,918 auction winners
since its inception in 1999.
Mr Hering, who also serves
as president and CEO, report-
ed that some 600 travel sup-
pliers have joined the ranks of
Sky Auction.
"It is great for the consumer,
and the auction is used as a
tool for distressed inventory,
unsold rooms, cruise cabins,
and airline seats," he


explained.
He points out that the pri-
mary difference between auc-
tion sites and online sites is
that the online site is search
and demand while the auction
site creates demand.
"We don't make money on
every sale. We probably lose 20
per cent on auctions, but we
make money on 80 per cent of
our auctions," he said.
Mr Hering said that SkyAuc-
tion's stating bid is $1 for basi-
cally anything, for first class
ticket fare, first-class hotel,
safari, or package cruise etc.
"They all start at the same
level playing field and at the
end of the day the highest bid-
der wins," he said.
He noted that over the last
five years Sky Auction has
grown from 100 auctions per
week in the early days, to over
100,000 auctions per year with a
maximum three-day pay dura-
tion.
He also said that auctions had
been used as a tool to.help with
fund-raising for many organi-
sations, including the Caribbean
Hotel Association, TV stations,
and non-profit organizations.
Mr Hering said that
Caribbean Hotel Association
has been able to raise funds for
marketing and advertising
through auction.
"What we do through
Caribbean Hotel Association is

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Dr Munroe indicated that
there are several challenges
facing the Caribbean region.
In addition to it being a
small region among "a global
village of nations", he pointed
out that there is competition
for limited resource and mar-
kets, political, economic, cul-
tural, and social unpredictabil-
ity such as the new legislation
requiring US citizens travel-
ling outside the US to have,
passports, and the implication
of emerging economic blocks.
However, Dr Munroe
believes that the greatest chal-
lenge is developing a strategy
for unity, while respecting the
diversity among the small
states within the Caribbean
region.
He believes it can be
achieved through innovative
leadership.

Conference

"This conference is about
leadership. It develops the
capacity to effectively plan and
positively respond to chal-
lenges and crises of the world
emerging around us as we try
to make our mark in history
as a region with a strong tourist
base," he said.
"It is my hope that you will
believe that this region can


become the world leader in
tourism destinations."

Comparing

Comparing the Caribbean
region to that of a lion, Dr
Munroe said that while the lion
is not necessarily the strongest,
tallest, biggest, or heaviest ani-
mal in the jungle, it is the king
of the jungle.
"That means you don't need
to be tallest to be best, or the
biggest to the best, you just got
to be the best. I want you to
remember that an army of
sheep led by a lion will also
defeat any army of lions led
by a sheep. The Caribbean is
not sheep we are lions."
Dr Munroe said the key to
regional success in the
Caribbean is not how big you
are.
"Japan and England are
proof that islands can influence
and lead the world. I am telling
you, I guarantee in the next 10
years some of the greatest
countries in the world are
going to emerge right from the
Caribbean," he said.
Dr Munroe said that the key
to success is also to make the
Caribbean region a region of
corporate value.
"We must become a region
that they can't ignore. And the
success of true leadership in
this region would have to have
innovative thinkers and vision-


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE


MANGALITSA LTD.


Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice is
hereby given that the above-named Company has been
dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant to a
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General
on the 18th day of October, 2006.




Lynden Maycock
Liquidator
of
MANGALITSA LTD.


ary leaders. I challenge tourism
ministers, commissioners and
executives to become innova-
tive leaders," he said.
He concluded with 10 impor-
tant characteristics of a leader.
Leaders believe nothing is
impossible.
Leaders believe there is no
one way to solve any problem.
Leaders find new ways to
solve old problems.
Leaders never surrender to
limitations.

Leaders

Leaders are not afraid to fail.
Leaders are willing to try
anything once.
Leaders challenge their own
success.
Leaders think of things that
never was and attempt them.
Leaders challenge conven-
tion and tradition.
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unknown with faith and
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BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,641.80 / CHG -01.31 / %CHG -00.08 / YTD 291.09 / YTD % 21.55
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7.65 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 7.65 7.65 0.00 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 Bahamas Waste 1.60 1.60 0.00 0.168 0.060 9.5 3.75%
1.49 1.10 Fidelity Bank 1.44 1.31 -6.13 1,000 0.188 0.050 7.0 3.82%
9.70 9.05 Cable Bahamas 9.61f 9.70 0.09 1,000 0.659 0.240 14.7 2.47%
2.20 1.40 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 WaterBDRs 5.07 5.16 0.09 0.130 0.045 38.9 0.89%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.76 2.76 0.00 0.348 0.000 7.9 0.00%
6.21 4.35 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 1,000 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 O[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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2.4687 2.2671 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.468721**
1.1970 1.1395 Colina Bond Fund 1.196970****
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Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week -30 September 2006
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value 30 September 2006
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closinn price divided bv the lIst 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidnliti Bahamas Stock Index .January 1 1994 = 100 "-30 September 2006
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NOTICE is hereby given that BHAGWATTIE HARRIS OF
#3 AVON PLACE, ARDEN FOREST, P.O.BOX F-43532,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 26th day of October, 2006 to the Minister responsible
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2001/COM/bnk/436
IN THE SUPREME COURT

IN THE MATTER OF
SUISSE SECURITY BANK & TRUST LTD.
AND
IN THE MATTER OF THE BANKS AND TRUST
COMPANIES
REGULATION ACT, 2000
AND
IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACT,-1992 b
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Petition was on the 5th day
of April, A.D. 2001 presented by the Petitioner, Mr. Julian W.
Francis, in his then capacity as Governor of the Central Bank of
The Bahamas, of Frederick Street, P. O.' Box N-4868, Nassau,
Bahamas, to the Supreme Court for the winding up of the above-
named Company pursuant to section 14(5) (now section 18(5)) of
the Banks and Trust Companies Regulation Act, 2000,
AND NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the said Petition is
directed to be heard before Mr. Justice Stephen Isaacs, Supreme
Court, Nassau, Bahamas on the 13th day of November, A.D., 2006
at 10:00 a.m. in the forenoon or so soon thereafter as the Petition
can be heard.
Any creditor, or contributory of the said Company desiring to
support or oppose the making of an Order on the said Petition may
appear at the time of the hearing in person or by counsel for that
purpose. A copy of the said Petition will be furnished to any such
person requiring the same by the under-mentioned attorney on
payment of the prescribed charge for the same.
DATED this 12th day of October, A.D., 2006.
Rochelle A. Deleveaux
Central Bank of The Bahamas
Frederick & Shirley Streets
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorney for the Petitioner
NOTE: Any person who intends to appear on the hearing of the
said Petition must serve on or send by post to the above-named,
Notice in writing of his intention so to do. The Notice must state
the name and address of the person, or if a firm, the name and
address of the firm and must be signed by the person or firm or
his or their attorney (if any) and must be served, or if posted, must
be sent by post in sufficient time to reach the above-named not
later than 4 o'clock in the afternoon of the 7th day of November,
2006.


'Travel auction is here to


FROM page 1B


have individual hotels donate
or provide a certain number of
room nights and those room
nights are then auctioned off on
the site, and bulk of money col-
lected is used to produce TV
commercials. That is one of the
new things we are now doing,"
he said.
Mr Hering said that Sky Auc-
tion today works with various
media, magazines, resorts,
hotels, and in-flight magazines
like American Airlines, Unit-


ed, and Continental, where the
hotelier is able to put advertis-
ing in exchange for room nights
that can auctioned off.
"The consumer wins because
he/she is paying the price they
decided to pay and no more,"
he said.
Mr Hering said that Sky Auc-
tion has established a model
with the hotels where they share
the risk. The share a portion is
about 80 per cent to the hotel,
and 20 per cent to Sky Auction,
he said.'
"Another model is the share
risk and reward model, where


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that WILLIAM BELL HARRIS OF
#3 AVON PLACE, ARDEN FOREST, P.O.BOX F-43532,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/haturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization, should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 26th day of October, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Freeport,
Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that VANESVALMY OF ADVENTURES
WAY, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality' and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 26th day of October, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Freeport,
Bahamas.


we set a minimum price but at
the same time once it gets to a
certain price level we share a
50/50 revenue split. So there is a
downside, but the upside has
got tremendous potential," For
example, he said that special
promotions for first class tickets
to Europe went for $999, which
was valued at the time for
$10,000. He said that Sky Auc-
tion got an average price of
$1,300, about 30 per cent above
the publishing price.
He said that airlines with very
low load factors have benefit-
ed from the advantage of auc-
tion through Sky Auction.
Mr Hering said the more
recent trends of hoteliers have


been to expand their market-
ing budget.
"It works. Some people have
issues with it. The beauty of
travel auction is that the con-
sumer compes back and are great
repeat customers," he said.
Sky Auction, is a privately
held company in New York. Its
lead investor is Baring Private
Equity Partners, the .private
equity arm of ING Group, one
of the world's largest global
financial institutions. Other
investors include I -H.i.ic n Ven-
tures, a leading NY-based pri-
vate equity firm, and CNET
Networks, Inc., one of the pre-
mier Internet information and
commerce companies.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ELSIE VALMY/JEAN BAPTISTE
OF ADVENTURES WAY, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 26th day of October, 2006 to the.
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-
7147, Freeport, Bahamas.





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


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Eligible Candidate must posses:

* Bachelors of Business Administrative Degree
with main concentration in Accounting.

* 4 to 5 years experience in the related field.

* Excellent oral, written and organizational skills.

* Must be a team player.

* Experience with supervising 10 or more people.

* Excellent benefits and remuneration package.


Apply in writing to:-
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c/o The Tribune
P.O.Box N-3207


A single storey incomplete Triplex Apartment Building (gross floor area 2,016 sq.ft.),
consists of Two two bedrooms and One- one Bedroom units each with one bathroom,
living-dining room and kitchen and situate about 166 feet south of Bellot Road and
1/2 mile east of Gladstone Road and comprising 87,120 sq.ft. or 2 acres.
Appraised value: $377,000
Utilities: Electricity, Water and 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 waiting addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. BoxN-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before November 3. 2006
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Registry Clerk

Suitable candidates can apply for the position of Registry Clerk. The
successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations
of the registry and is required to implement proper file management
system, monitor and maintain accurate record keeping of all files
and correspondence. Must have strong organizational and clerical
skills, command of the English language, computer literate, attention
to details and minimum of 3 years working experience in relevant
field. Attractive employment package, salary commensurate with
experience.


Persons may apply to:
DA# 2791
c/o The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas

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HOUSES


Lot#18, Rockwell Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 950 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $170,000.00
Travel west on Carmichael Road, turn.north onto McKinney Drive
and west onto Rocky Pine Road, take the 3rd right and thesubject
is the 3rd house
Lot#1040, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3- Bedrooms, 2- Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,720 sq.fy
Appraised Value: $162,000.00
Travel south on east street, turn east onto Pinewood Drive
first left Thatch Palm turn onto 3rd left (Sugar Apple)
fifteenth house.
Lot # 1267 Sugar Apple Street, N.P.
Single Family Residence
(3) Bedroom, (2) Bathroom
Property Size:5,000 s.q. ft.
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $148,000.00
Travelling west on Pinewood Drive turn on to Willow Tree Drive;
which is the 1st cornmor on the right side after the Pinewood round
about heading north on Willow Tree Dr. Take the 3rd cornemor on the
left side which is Sugar Apple St. and the property is the 7th lot on
the left side. The lot is olive green trim with white,
Lot#802, Golden Gates II, N.P.
Single Family Rsidence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,807 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,276 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $156,000.00
From St.Vincent & Baillou Hill Rd travel west on St. Vincent Rd
take the fifth right which is Olive Rd. the subject building is
second on left.
Lot# 1266, Pinewood Gardens, NP.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,035 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $112,000.00
Turn north onto Willow Tree Ave. from Pinewood Drive. Travelling
north on Willow Tree Ave. turn through the 3rd corner on the left
hand side which is Sugar Apple Street and the property is the 6th
lot on the \left hand side.
Lot#1342, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P.R
Single Family Residence
3- Bedrooms, 2- Bedrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,192 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $132,000.00
Turn north onto Thatch Palm Avenue from Pinewood Drive. Traveling
north on Thatch Palm turn through the second comer on the left-
hand side, which is Bread fruit street, and the property is the 16th
lot on the left-hand side.
Lot#8, Carmichael Road, N.P.
Single Family Residence
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 19,123 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,752 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $404,500.00
From Carmichael Road and Faith Ave travel south on Faith Avenue
take the fifth right and the subject property is the sixth on the left
peach trim white.
Lot#449, Elizabeth Estates, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 4,688 sq.ft
Building Size: 927 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $103,800.00
From Prince Charles Drive Travel South on Commonwealth
Boulevard to the intersection before Thelma Gibson Primary school
and the subject is on the north east corner of that intersection
(lNo 4491. The house is painted white trimmed green,


Lot#9, Blk#6, Nassau East Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 8,700 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,018 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $208,200.00
Travel east on Prince Charles Drive turn right at Nassau East
Boulevard travel south on the Boulevard and it will be the 9th house
on right. The house is pointed white trimmed green.
Lot #82, Sunset Park Subdivision, N.P
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 7,500 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,262 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $170,000.00
House #6, on the northern side of the fourth road north of
Carmichael Road Post Office, third house west of Wendal Drive
directly at lamp pole #128.
Lot#1861, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
(2) Bedrooms, (1) Bathroom
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 980 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $89,400.00
From East Street, travel east on Pinewood Drive, turn right at the
fourth corner, travel south to the fourth corner (Spice Street), turn
west onto Spice Street and the subject is the fourteenth property
on the right (No. 1861). The house is painted white and trimmed
green.
Lot#6, Blk#17,Coral Heights East N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 9,350 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,720 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $204,800.00
From Coral Harbour roundabout, travel south onto Coral
HarbourRoad, turn east into Coral Heights East (Central Drive East)
at the inter-section turn south onto Coral East Boulevard, travel to
the third left into the cul-de-sac and the subject is the third property
on the right. The house is painted cre'me and trimmed brown.
Lot#480, Golden Gates, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,332 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $168,200.00
Travel west on Carmichael Road, turn left onto Antigua Street
(comer of Golden Gates Assembly) and travel south to the second
left. The subject is sixth house/seventh lot on right. The house is
painted white and trimmed orange. House No.14.
Lot#36, Bel-Air Estates, N.P.
Single Family Residence
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,913 sq.ft
Building Size: 986 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $136,500.00
From Carmichael Road and Faith Avenue travel south on Faith Ave
and the subject property is the twenty-third lot on the left.
Lot corner Rose Street & Fox Hill, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,533 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $167,000.00
Travelling north on Fox Hill Rd. pass the National Insurance Board
building the building is on the comer immediately passing the
first comer on the left hand side.
Lot B, Off Faith Avenue
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size:21,780 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,850 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $404,500.00
From Carmichael Road and Faith Avenue, take the fifth right
and the subject property is presently the sixth house on the left.


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-WHITHFIELD CENTRE
CABLE BEACH

P.O. BOX N-3017

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

PH.: (242) 702-1544, FAX: (242) 327-1839

E-mail: compliance@bahamas.gov.bs


VACANT LAND
Lot of land Tower Heights Lot "D" Domingo Beach Estates
Vacant Lot Vacant Property
Property Size: 20,000 Property Size: 8,569 sq. ft.
Appraised Value: $145,000.00 Appraisal Value: $125,000.00
From the eastern Road and Fox Hill Rd, travel east on the Eastern From East Street and South Beach Road, travel west on South
Road, take the first right past Black Beard Terrace, Tower Heights Beach Road and the subject property is opposite a two storey
Road (approximately 1,900 ft. east of Fox Hill Rd), follow the road apartment building (white trimmed dark red) which is on the first
over the hill, then turn left heading south down the hill and the corner on the right.
subject property is the third on the right. The subject property
entrance is between House #4 on the northern side )and House#38 Lot#180, St. Andrews Estates Subdivision, N.P.
on the southern side). Vacant Property
Property Size: 12,992 sq.ft
Lot#8, Southwind Gardens Subdivision, N.P. Appraised Value: $125,000.00
Vacant Land From Yamacraw Hill Rd & Commonwealth Blvd. Travel east on
Property Size: 11,451 sq.ft Yamacraw Hill road take the second right St.Andrews Circle west
Appraised Value: $123,600.00 travel all the way down and bear left around the curve take the first
Travel south on Blue Hill Road take the first right after Marshall left turn Zanaida Drive the subject property is the first on the right
Road (South wind Gardens Subdivision and the subject Is the ninth
property on the Jeft. The subject is vacant property with a foundation
in place and the initial stages of blocking up.

APARTMENTS/CONDOMINIUMS


Lot#1852, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Triplex Apartment
2- (2)Bed, (1)Bath, 1 -(1)Bed, (1)Bath
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,757 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $180,000.00
Turn south onto Thatch Palm Ave. from Pinewood Drive.
Travelling south on Thatch Palm Ave. the building is situated on
the fourth corner on the left-hand side, which is the junction of
Thatch Palm Ave. and Spice Street.
Lot#3, Strachan Subdivision, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
2- 2Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
Property Size: 5,121 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,546 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $163,000.00
Enter Strachan Subdivision from Soldier Road, take the 1st
right and the property is the 6th on the rigt handside. The building
is white with white trim.
Lot#342, Stapledon Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 3 Bedrooms, 2-Bathrooms
1 2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathroom
Property Size: 4,800 sq.ft
Building size: 1,920 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $358,200.00
From the round -about at Sir Milo Butler highway travel west along
Tonique Williams Darling Highway (Harold Rd) to Christie Avenue,
turn right on McKinney Ave, then first right (Hampden Rd.) cross
over Walrus Rd. and property is the fifth on the Northern side of
Hampden Rd.
Lot #12, Misty Gardens, N:P.
Duplex Apartment
2 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,655 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $215,000.00
Enter Misty Gardens from Marshall Road and turn through the
third comer on the Left hand side the property is the twelfth lot on
the right hand side the building is a single storey duplex.
Lot#18, Evansville Sub., N.P.
Duplex
2-Bedrooms, 1- Bathrooms Each
Property Size: 7,328 sq.ft
Building Size: 1723 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $199,000.00
From Spike Kenard Rd. travel west along Carmicheal Rd. on the
left. The property is the second on the left. It is painted rust trim
with white.
Lot#23876 & 2388, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Commercial Building -- 2 Office Space
Property Space: 20,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,440 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $431,000.00


Travel to the West entry of Charles W. Saunders Highway and the
subject is on the first corner on the right (Southside opposite
Cleveland Eneas Primary School which is a single storey commercial
building housing a laundrymat a convince store and a restaurant.
The subject is painted mauve and pink.
Lot#1 6, Blk33, Sea Beach Estates, NP.
Duplex Apartment
1 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms,
1 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,563 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,425 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $280,200.00
Travel west on West Bay Street, turn left at Sun Fun Resort and
travel east to the first right, turn right and the subject is the ninth
property on the left a duplex. The duplex is painted white and
trimmed ice blue.
Lot Joe Farrington Road, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 23,400 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,800 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $366,000.00
Enter Joe Farrington Road from Fox Hill Rd. south. Travelling west
on Joe Farrington Road the property is on the Southern side of
Joe Fanington Rd, opposite the church of God Auditorium, through
an unpaved private road. Counting from the junction of Joe
Farrington Rd. and Fox Hill Rd. ten lamp poles will bring you to the
entrance of the unpaved road opposite the pole. The building
cannot be seen from the road unless one drives through the unpaved
private road. The building is white trimmed with white on the
eastern side of the unpaved road.
Lot of Land Francis Ave, Fox Hill, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1-2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathrooms
1-4 Bedrooms, 3-Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,291 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $216,000.00
From Fox Hill Road round -about travel south on Fox Hill Road
take the second left Davis Street turn keft of the T-junction Armbrister
Street then the first right Francis avenue, then the first left and the
subject property is the first on the right.
Lot#3, Blk#2, South Beach Estates, N.P.
Duplex Apartment r
1 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms/I- 1Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,248 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $216,000.00
Travel south on East Street South turn right onto Pineway Drive
(intersection at South Beach Police Station) travel west on Pineway
Drive after the first comer on the left (Oleander Avenue), the subject
is the second property on the left (duplex). The duplex is painted
white and trimmed maroon.


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Chairman's revits of the uinaudited results
SFor the nine months ended 31st July. 2006 2'



We are pleased to report that Net Income for the nine months ending 31st July, 2006
increased by $1,240,570 or 8.70% over the corresponding period last year to
$15,500,348.

The company's return on equity was 25.78% compared to 24.19% for the same period
last year. Earnings per share totaled 580 up from 530 for the comparable period last year.

An interim dividend of 130 per share was declared for the quarter ending 31st July, 2006,
which was paid.on 12'th September 2006 to all shareholders of record as of 5th September
2006, The dividend paymrnent of 130 represents an increase of 01 from the same period
last year.

The bank experienced another strong financial quarter. We are optimistic that this level
of performance will continue for the remainder of fiscal 2006.

We look forward to continuing to deliver value to our loyal customers and profitability to
our shareholders.


FINANCE CORPORATION OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
BALANCE SHEET (Unaudited)
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


31 JULY, 2006


Cash
Statutory reserve account with
The Central Bank of The Bahamas
Investments
Loans Net
Fixed assets Net
Other assets
TOTAL




LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
LIABILITIES
Deposits
Dividend Payable
Other liabilities
Total liabilities
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Share capital
Share premium
General reserve
Retained earnings
Total shareholders' equity
TOTAL


31 OCTOBER, 2005


S 28,948,748 $ 27,478,086


25,666,243
31,069,695
543,346,070
2,816,031
1.370,830
$ 633,217,617






S 536,260,120
5,200,000
1.566,889
543,027,009

5,333,334
2,552,258
500,000
81,805,016
90,190,608
S 633,217,617


23,728,585
28,050,116
511,328,783
2,603,013
613.537
S 593,802,120






$ 503,931,180
2,400,000
1.314.013
507,645,193

5,333,334
2,552,258
500,000
77,771,335
86,156,927
S 593,802,120


FINANCE CORPORATION OF THE BAHAMAS LIMIT
STATEMENT OF INCOME (Unaudited)
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)

INCOME
Interest income
Interest expense
Net interest income
Provision for credit losses (Note 6)
Net interest income after provision for credit losses
Fees and commissions
.Tal income
NON-7%TEREST EXPENSES
Operating Expenses
Total non-interest expenses
NET INCOME
EARNINGS PER SHARE

FINANCE CORPORATION OF THE BAHAMAS LIMIT]
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY (Unaudit
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)


Share
Capital


Balance at 31 October, 2004

Net profit for the period
Dividends
Balance at 31 July, 2005

Balance at 31 October, 2005

Net profit for the period
Dividends
Balance at 31 July, 2006


31 JULY, 2006


31 JULY, 2005


$ 34,567,960 $ 32,814,725
(13,465,519) (13,052,997)
21,102,441 19,761,728
(437,621) (302,4791 ,
20,664,820 19,459,249
2,596,635 2,335,102.
23n231,455 21,1 0451

7 7761,17 7,534,573'
7,761,107 7,534,573
$ 15,500,348 $ 14,25i,778
$ 0.58 $ 0.53


Share General Retained
Premium Reserve Earnings


Total


$5,333,334 2,552,258 500,000 72,259,045 80,644,637

14,259,778 14,259,778
(10,400,001) (10,400,001)
$5,333,334 2,552,258 500,000 76,118,822 84,504,414

$5,333,334 2,552,258 500,000 77,771,335 86,156,927

15,500,348 15,500,348
(11.466,667) (11,466,667)
$5,333,334 2,552,258 p500,000 81,805,016 90,190,608


FINANCE CORPORATION OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(Expressed in Bahhmian dollars)

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income
Adjustments for:
Depreciation
Gain\Loss on disposal of fixed Assets
Provision for credit losses


Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Increase in loans and advances to customers, net
Increase in deposits
Net cash from op&ating activities
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Purchase of fixed assets
Net (Purchase)Proceeds of investments
Net cash used in investing activities
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITY
Dividends
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND
CASH EQUIVALENTS
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF YEAR
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, AT END OF THE PERIOD


31 JULY, 2006 31 JULY, 2005


$ 15,500,348

354,619
11,890
.437.621
16,304,478

(91,585)
(32,017,287)
32.328.940
16,524,546


(567,638)
(3,019,579)
(3,587,217)


S 14,259,778

356,619
13,958
302,479
14,932,834

(4,977,877)
(38,549,666)
56.992.124
28,397,415


(584,770)
4,869,497
4,284,727


(11,466,667) (10,400,001)


1,470,662
27,478,086
$ 28,948,748


22,82,141
13,192,325
$ 35,474,466


FINANCE COI ORATION OF THE BAHAMAS LIMITED
Notes to Unauui d Interim Consolidated Financial Statements
(9 months ended 31 JULY, 2006)
1. ACCOUNTING POLICIES

These interim condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with
International Accounting Standards 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The accounting
policies used in the preparation o "these interim financial statements are consistent with
those used in the audited financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2005.

2. COMPARATIVES

Certain comparative figures have been restated to comply with the presentation ot these
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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.
WitlIaJocus on identifying-strategies and implementation plans for maximizing
gift revenue forthe C6lege, the-incumbent will help to cultivate, solicit and sei8ard
poteRtial donors in sypp9rting key areas of fundraising 5'irifiTo6r the C61iege
and for advancing the College's transition to university-status. Througtithe
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
is a definite asset.


principles, methods, techniques and practices


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
P 0 Box N 4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs
Please visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs for more information about the
College and to access the College's Employment Application Form.


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OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Faculty Advertisements 2007 2008

School of Business
Associate/Assistant Professors Accounting (New Providence and Northern Bahamas Campuses)
Candidate must be able to teach Financial and Intermediate Accounting, Business Mathematics, Advanced Accounting, Accounting
Theory, Management, Cost, Fund and Tax Accounting up to the bachelor's degree level. Knowledge of computerised accounting
would be an asset. Professional certification or experience is desirable. The successful candidates should have an advanced degree
(Ph.D. preferred).

Associate/Assistant Professor Marketing (New Providence)
Candidate must be able to teach a full range of Marketing courses from the introductory to the senior year in a bachelor's degree
programme. The successful candidate should have an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred).
Associate/Assistant Professor Economics & Statistics (New Providence Campus)
The successful individual will provide instruction for second, third and fourth year economics and second and third year statistic
courses. Candidate must be able to teach Macro and Microeconomic Principles, Price Theory, Macroeconomic Analysis,
Quantitative Methods in Economics, Managerial Economics, International Economics, Economic Development, Comparative
Economic Systems, Labour Economics, Business Statistics and Intermediate Statistics. They should also be able to teach Techniques
of Research and Quantitative Methods. Knowledge of computer applications is essential. Additionally, the candidate should have
an advanced degree Doctorate level studies in Economics (is preferred) with a sound background in Business Administration
and Quantitative Methods from an accredited institution with five or more years teaching and research. Industry-related experience
would be an asset.
Other duties include advisement of Economic Majors and assisting with research-related courses and projects.
Associate/Assistant Professor Finance (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach third and fourth year finance courses included but not limited to: Financial Management, Credit
Analysis, Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management, International Finance, Investment Management and Security Analysis.
Additional duties include Advisement of Finance and Economics/Finance majors and preparation of students for CFA Examinations.
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree (Doctoral Level Studies preferred) in Finance with a sound background
in Business Administration and Economics or Quantitative Methods from an accredited institution and at least five years teaching
experience. Investment Management experience would be an asset. Additionally, the candidate should have completed at least
part 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Examinations, and have membership in the CFA Institute.


School of Communication and Creative Arts
Associate/Assistant Professor in Journalism and Communication (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach courses in all or most of the following areas: reporting, photojournalism, video production and
business writing and should have experience with curriculum and programme development. The ideal candidate must have at
least a Master's degree in the subject or a related area, a minimum of five years' teaching experience at the tertiary level and some
professional experience.
Associate/Assistant Professors in Foreign Languages (Spanish and/or French) (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Spanish at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The ideal candidate must have at
least a Master's degree in the subject or a related area, native speaker competence and will be able to teach language, literature
and culture courses up to the bachelor degree level. A teaching certificate or equivalent and experience in teacher training are
desirable.
Associate/Assistant Professors in Art (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach 2-Dimensional Design, Commercial Art (illustration and graphic design) and Printmaking.
Experience in 3-Dimensional Design, mixed media, painting and drawing would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have at
least a Master's degree in the subject or related area. A teaching certificate or equivalent is desirable.
Associate/Assistant Professors in Music (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate must be able to teach traditional; theory and harmony, piano skills, music history and analysis yup to
the bachelor level. Candidate must possess skills in choral work and have at least a Master's degree. The ideal candidate must
have at least three year's teaching experience at the tertiary level and some professional experience. A teaching certificate or
equivalent is desirable.
Part-time Lecturer in Foreign Languages (Spanish) (Northern Bahamas Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Spanish at the introductory level. The ideal candidate will have at least a Master's degree in the
subject or a related area and native speaker competence in Spanish. A teaching certificate or equivalent is desirable.

Part-time Lecturer in Foreign Languages (Haitian Creole) (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Haitian Creole at the beginners and intermediate levels. The ideal candidate will have at least a
Master's degree in the subject or a related area and native speaker competence in Haitian Creole. A teaching certificate or
equivalent is desirable.
Part-time Lecturers in Journalism and Communications (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must be able to teach courses in any of the following areas: reporting, photojournalism, video production and advertising
techniques. The ideal candidate must have at least a Master's degree in. the subject or a related area and some professional
experience.

School of English Studies
Associate/Assistant Professors College Composition/Literature (New Providence Campus)
Candidates must have at least a Master's of Arts degree In English and must be able to teach College Composition and Literature
up to the bachelor degree level. The ideal candidates will have a background in Composition and Rhetoric as well as in American
and/or Post -Colonial Literature. A background in creative writing or experience in a writing lab setting would be an asset.
Teacher training is preferred.
Associate/Assistant Professor College Composition/Literature (Northern Bahamas Campus)
Candidate must have at least a Master of Arts degree in English and must be able to teach College Composition and literature
up to the bachelor degree level. The ideal candidate will have experience in the teaching of composition and rhetoric and a variety
of literature courses. Teacher training is preferred.

School of Social Sciences
Associate /Assistant Professors in Law (LL.B. Programme) (New Providence Campus)
Candidates should have at a least a first degree in Law, with no less than an Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent. Possession
of a postgraduate degree and some experience as a legal practitioner is desirable. The curriculum includes all branches of Common
Law and courses pay special attention to the place of Law in Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions. The ideal candidates should
be competent in at least three of the basic or core Common Law subjects including, but not limited to, Law and Legal Systems
of the Commonwealth Caribbean; Criminal Law; Legal Writing and Research; Law of Torts; Commonwealth Caribbean
Constitutional Law; and Law of Contract. Experience in teaching in a semester system would be an asset. The successful
candidates will be expected to pursue individual and departmental research interests and to publish in reputable law journals.
Associate/Assistant Professor in Religion/Theology
Candidate to teach Theology and Religious Studies courses up to the Bachelor degree level. A minor concentration in Philosophy
and/or Logic is desirable.

School of Education
Associate/Assistant Professor Family and Consumer Life/Home Economics (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Family and Consumer Life/Home Economics and Education Foundation courses to prospective
secondary teachers. The successful candidate must have a Master's Degree, Teacher's Certificate, at least ten years' teaching
experience and the ability to supervise teaching practice and research studies.
Associate/Assistant Professor Religious Education (New Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Religious Education content and methods to prospective primary and secondary teachers, as well
as the general student population in other academic areas up to the senior year in a bachelor degree programme. The successful
candidate must have a Master's Degree, Teacher's Certificate at least ten years' teaching experience and the ability to supervise
teaching practice and research studies.
Associate/Assistant Professor Science Education (Newv Providence Campus)
Candidate must be able to teach Science Education courses to prospective primary and secondary teachers. The successful
candidate must have a Master's Degree, Teacher's Certificate, at least ten years' teaching experience and the ability to supervise
teaching practice and research studies.

Associate/Assistant Professor Art Education
Candidate must be able to teach Art Education courses to prospective primary and secondary school teacher trainees up to the
Bachelor degree level. The successful candidate must have a Master's Degree, Teacher's Certificate, at least ten years' teaching
experience and the ability to supervise teaching practice and research studies.

Associate/Assistant Professor Music Education
Candidate must be able to teach Music Education courses to prospective primary and secondary school teacher trainees up to the
Bachelor degree level. The successful candidate must have a Master's Degree, Teacher's Certificate, at least ten years' teaching
experience and the ability to supervise teaching practice and research studies.

Associate/Assistant Professor in Physical/Health Education K-12
Candidate must be able to teach Physical/Health Education to teachers in training up to the Bachelor's degree level. The successful
candidate must have a Master's Degree, Teacher's Certificate, at least ten years' teaching experience and the ability to supervise
teaching practice and research studies.

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Associate/Assistant Professors Nursing (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidates will be required to teach in the bachelor degree programme. Responsibilities will include classroom
as well as clinical supervision of students. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to excellence
in integrating teaching, clinical practice and research. Applicants should have a well-rounded clinical nursing experience and
should be able to teach at least three of the following areas: Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric
Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Management/Leadership, Health Assessment, Nursing
Theories, Transcultural Nursing and Nursing Research. The successful candidates must be registered with the Nursing Council
of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas; have college level teaching experience and at least a Master's degree in Nursing.

School of Sciences and Technology
Associate/Assistant Professor Biology (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in the biological or agricultural sciences with strong
background in entomology, specifically agricultural entomology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach biology up
to the senior year in a bachelor's degree programme and develop a research programme related to the needs and priorities of The
College. Teaching experience at the college level is essential.

Associate/Assistant Professor Mathematics (New Providence and Northern Bahamas Campuses)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in pure or applied mathematics. Candidate will be
expected to both teach Pure and Applied Mathematics e.g. Statistics up to the senior year in a bachelor's degree programme as
well as develop a research programme in his or her area of specialty. Teaching experience at the college level is essential.


Associate/Assistant Professors Physics (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree in Physics, preferably a PhD., with experience teaching both service


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courses (physics for biology and health care professionals) as well as major courses. A broad background in Physics is an asset;
with a desire to teach and incorporate undergraduate students in research programmes both within the college and in collaboration
with other institutions. Successful applications should have research interest and foci that can be pursued in at COB or in
collaboration with partner institutions.
Associate/Assistant Professor Chemistry (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree in Chemistry, preferably a PhD, with experience teaching up to senior
year in a bachelor's degree programme. A broad background in chemistry would be an asset as teaching areas span courses in
Organic, Inorganic, Analytical and Environmental and Physical Chemistry. Research interests and foci applicable to the use of
current facilities and The College's research stations are desirable.

Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute
Chef (New Providence Campus)
The ideal candidate should possess a degree in Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management and be Certified as a Executive Chef or
higher, have a teaching certificate or equivalent with a minimum of five years teaching experience. Candidate should be able to
teach introductory through advanced cooking, baking, pastry, garde manger, sanitation, menu design and food preparation.
All candidates must have at least an earned Master's degree from a recognized accredited institution in the relevant area or
its equivalent and five (5) years'post qualification teaching experience at the College or University level The Associate
Professor is a high academic rank. The successful candidates must have an earned Master's degree from a recognized
accredited institution in the relevant subject area, plus at least eight years of teaching at the College or University level OR
an earned doctoral degree in the relevant area with at least five years teaching experience at the College or University level;
In all cases, an above average record of teaching, research, and/or publication is required. Applicants must also exhibit a
commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Salary Scale:

Assistant Professor:
Masters $39,460 $61,960
Doctorate $42,160 $69,160

Associate Professor:
Masters $45,760 $69,960
Doctorate $50,260 $77,760

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by November 17,2006. A complete application packet
consists of an application letter, a College of The Bahamas' Application Form, a detailed curriculum vita, copies of all
transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment), and the names and contact information for three references
addressed to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poincianna Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

Please visit the College's website at www.cob.edu.bs for more information about the Institution and to access the College's
Employment Application Form.



Office of Academic Affairs
Non Instructional Faculty Advertisements 2007 2008

Counselling & Health Services Department
Counsellor
Candidate will be required to assist in developing and implementing counselling programmes for the campus community including
provision of individual and group therapy and counselling to students, assessment interviews, referrals and consultations with
faculty, staff and local professionals around issues related to the developmental needs (academic, career-vocational and psycho-
social) of college students. Must be willing to work flexible hours.

The successful candidate must have an earned Masters degree in Counselling, counselling/clinical psychology or equivalent. *

Salary Scale: $32,710 $47,710

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Clinical Precepior
The succe' ; djl .r didjte music be a Regisiered Nurse with post qualification training and good organizational skills. Duties would
include uperimIng ;rudenit in ihe l3borjiorie; io de kclop bas-;i. nurSing skills; coordinating the clinical rotations andpracticums
tor sdnriLs, re% ie'. pr..iciium k ill, .:-ompilatiion of rudenti log. an reportfor the course instructor. The successful candidate
should be self-directed and work well with people.

Salary Scale: Instructor $27,110 $40,110

Library and Instructional Media Services.
Librarian Technical Services
The position falls in the area of Technical Services. The incumbent should be dynamic, innovative individual with a strong
commitment to service within a diverse community. The Librarian will demonstrate successful administrative experience in a
library, sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to use them within the library setting and commitment to
developing a strong integrated library service within the academic environment.
The duties of the Librarian will include management of the Unit, leadership in short and long range planning to enhance and
expand library services, development and promotion of library resources and services, personnel supervision, initiation and
management of appropriate emerging technologies, and liaison with relevant internal and external groups.
The Librarian should possess a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution, and a minimum
of two years, post Masters professional library experience. The incumbent will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal
skills that engender an excellent customer friendly environment. Evening and weekend work on rotation, library research, service
to the community and library instruction will also be required.
Salary Scale: $32,710 $47,710

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by November 17, 2006. A complete application packet
consists of an application letter, a College of The Bahamas' Application Form, a detailed curriculum vita, copies of all
transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment), and the names and contact information for three references
addressed to:
TheDirector
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & ,Poincianna Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

Please visit the College's website at www.cob.edu.bs for more information about the institution and to access the College's
Employment Application Form.

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Industry Training Administrator
Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the Industry Training Administrator (ITA) post in the Culinary
and Hospitality Management Institute. The Industry Training Administrator reports to the Executive Director, Culinary and
Hospitality Management Institute. The successful candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area
plus five years related industry experience or a Master's degree in a relevant subject area plus three years related industry experience.
Excellent organizational, presentational and interpersonal communication skills are required for this position.
The portfolio of the ITA includes the organization and oversight of all matters relative to Industry Training, including.the design,
development and review of new and existing skills level training and education curricula; and the coordination of the offering of
such programmes and courses, both throughout the College Network and within industry.

The Industry Training Administrator is responsible for working in concert with Industry Partners in the Hospitality and Tourism
Sectors to develop and implement training opportunities to meet special needs identified within the industry. The successful
candidate will coordinate the review and updating of existing education and training programmes offered through the industry
arm of the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute; prepare training proposals, including costing, for special needs as
requested by various establishments; negotiate training consultants' contracts; and organize and conduct training seminars and
workshops. In addition to coordinating the preparation of Industry training manuals and guides and maintaining reference copies
of current standard operating procedures and job descriptions and specifications for all major jobs within the hospitality and
tourism sectors, the Industry Training Administrator must also coordinate job placement for students and graduates and serve as
Secretary to the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute Advisory Board.

Salary Scale: $27,110 $40,110
To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by November 17, 2006. A complete application packet
consists of an application letter, a College of The Bahamas' Application Form, a detailed curriculum vita, copies of all
transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment), and the names and contact information for three references
addressed to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Polaciwa Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas


Please visit the College's website at www.cob.edu.bs for more information about lie Instiuwio anddo acm the College's
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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, Science & Technology
NOTICE


Procurement Computers/Printers for the Year 2006/2007


1.0 The Ministry of Education. Science & Technology, (hereafter called the *Purchaser") now invites
sealed bids, from
Suppliers for the procurement of Computers/Printers for the School Year 2006/2007.

S 2.0 Interested Bidders may inspect/collect the bidding documents from the Purchasing/Supplies
Section of the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Headquarters, Thompson Blvd. from
Monday 23r4 October
2006, and obtain furtherInformation, at the second address given below.

3,0Q Bids must be in Englisn and snail oe enclosed in duplicales in a sealed ernvlope b6azn3 ro
Identity of the bidder and endorsed with the subject bided on ("General School Supplies").

4. Bids must be deposited in the tenaer box Diovided, at thei rst addled. on or before Friday 3'
November 200C by5;:00 p m (Ibcal time) It ill n rlt be necessary to suramri tta, in perscr sncr
they mal be sent Dy mail. Late bids will ue rejected and returned unopened.

5,0 Bids will be opened at the public ceremony. In the presence of those Bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at 10.00 a.m on Tuesoay 7" Ncnuemr 20rJ6 at the- ist
address below

(1) The Chairman Tender'
Ministry of Finance
Cecil Wallace Whirfield
Cable Beach *
PO. Box N3017
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tele: t242)327-1530


(2) Purchasing/Supplies Section
Ministry of Education. Science & Technology
P.O. Box N-3913/4
Nassau, The Bahamas
tele: (242) 502-8571


The Departmient reserves the right to reacT any or all Terler-'






GOVERNMENT NOTICE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
NOTICE

Procurement of School ComputerWFPrtnters tfor the Year 2006ft007

10 The Department of Education, (hereafter called the Purchaser) now invlles scialod itPu!,. ir r'
Suppliers for the procurement of school computers/printers for the School Vear 2006
2.0 Interested Bidders may inspect/coliect the bidding docuienrlts from the Pur, ri,,'.i.-li.',
Section of the MIniairy of EiJuLation. Ssence & Tec nolog, Headquairt rh,:nr.am .n -il ci.i .
Monday 20 October. 200Q. and otair. hrtiu r if:.rrritd.i. 'I hi *.*.,n a . 1 1 '.. I v.

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Identity of the Didder and endorsed with te subject bided on (a g. 'Schcol ComputersiPriniters
4,0 Bids must be deposited lie the tender box provided. at the fi nrst address, on or before Friday Il'"
November, 2008 by 5.00 p m (local Lime) It will not be necessary to submit bids in ear.on a nce
Iney may be sent by mail Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened
5.0 Bidas %ill be opened at Ihe public ceremony. in thie presence or Ihose Bidd,'rs or the.r
'reprr..ntatihos .r,,o choose to alland, at 10 00 min on l I.. 1i u...r.r. .l'*'' jJ.( t i ri t
address below.
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PO Bi1 N301t7
NaEssau. The Bahamia
Tle i242)327.1530

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Mniastry of education. ScIe.co & Te.:hnoioagy
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DeH E772 17" CRT Monitor
Integrated Video Card
60 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
3.5" 1.44mb Floppy Drive
Dell USB 2 Barton Optical Mouse wlucroii I
Integrated 10f100 NIC Card
4Nts CD-ROM Drive
Integrated Sound Bluster Sound Card
Altec Lansing ADAZI5 Speakers
SOFTWARE
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology
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Technology Manager, Thc position reports to the Group Financial Controller

IT i:.,; manages 4h information technology department in accordance with
.* 2r :' ii : goals and keeps the computer equipment, hardware and software
i jj to meet organizational needs. Also, position oversees the Sage ACCPAC for windows
j?:: :1;i, SIage ACCPAC HR system, Local and Wide Area Communication
1 .,iof Active Cirectofy Services, Printer Services, Microsoft Exchange/Outlook E-
c! Services, Cisco Fnev.all Securiy Systems, Cisco Routing Services, Anti-Virus and SPAM
rp'r Sp 'r& Tape Backup System. and Micr:.soft/Citri:x RemoCie Terminal Services

The su'.ossful candidate must have the following:

* F-."'' ,i_: in IT infrastructure planning and development.
* Ui3 m:o!; d aboyty to apply IT in solving business problems.
* AL.i ron:,:duc. and direct research into IT issues and products.
SExtensive e- evo ien */rking in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
'l di' ?r Lippuet z 'perience with Sage ACCPAC for windows.
SExtensive e.p ..ri, nce working with Windows 2003 Server with Active Directory network.
: experience A'.!'..king with Microsoft Exchange 2003.
3l i:.j technical '.nouwled'jge of !i.ciosofl SQL Server 2000.
Strnq technical knowledge of MS Office 2003 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
E.A 11,,ive. experience working with CISCO routers, CISCO switches, CISCO firewalls, virus
p r,.. In and backup applications.
0* 1.Vi'ntI customer relation0skills.

Desirable qualifications:

SBachelor's degree from four year college or university in the field of computer science or at
least 8 years related work experience.
_crcrch Ce-riied Sy tenms Engineer (MCSE) Certification.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification.
f ic]i1 phone switch administration skills.
Citrix Ce.; tifej Administrator (CCA) Certification.

Very competitive salary plus benefits package.

Resumes with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P. O. Box F-42666
Freeport, Grand Bahama, or
personnel@gbpa.com
on or before November 3. 2006


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Champions Trophy: New Zealand enters the




semis as Fleming celebrates captaincy record


* CRICKET
MOHALI, India
Associated Press

STEPHEN FLEMING cele-
brated his captaincy world
record Wednesday by leading
New Zealand to a 51-run vic-
tory over Pakistan that clinched
Sit a place in the semifinals of
thie limited-overs Champions
Trophy.
Fleming's sparkling 80
spurred New Zealand to a chal-
lenging 274 for seven from 50
overs. Its bowlers then bundled
out Pakistan for 223 in 46.3
overs after being rattled by pace
spearhead Shane Bond (3-45).
New Zealand headed into the
-cohtest in a must-win situation
and became the first team to
advance to the semifinals from
Group B by winning two of its
three matches.
The second semifinalist from
the group will be the winner of
Friday's match between Pak-
istan and South Africa, both of
whom have one victory from
two outings. Sri Lanka fell out
of the race with just one victory
in three games.
S Fleming became the most
capped skipper in limited-overs
internationals by leading New
Zealand out for the 194th time.
He celebrated the milestone
through an innings-building
knock that helped New Zealand
recover from a top-order slump.
"We're now at the business
eend of the tournament," said
Fleming, adding his team gained
some crucial breaks Wednes-
day.
After watching three batsmen
depart cheaply, Fleming shared
a prosperous fourth-wicket part-
nership of 108 from 139 balls
with Scott Styris, who top-
scored with 86 and kept up the
momentum after the captain's
departure.
Hampered by the recurrence
Sof a back strain that forced him
to miss New Zealand's first
match, Styris continued with the
assistance of a runner after post-
ming his 15th half-century in 118
one-dayers.
Styris struck 10 fours from


113 deliveries before falling in
the next-to-last over, snapped
by Rao Iftikhar at long-off from
Umar Gul's bowling.
After the departure of Flem-
ing and Styris, Jacob Oram (31)
and Brendon- McCullum (27)
indulged in some big hitting as,


New Zealand amassed 99 runs posting his 45th half-century
from the last 10 overs. from 256 matches. He has hit
Fleming overtook Sri Lankan six ODI centuries.
Arjina Ranatunga's mark of "I'mni not batting as well as I
193 one-day internationals as can, but I've managed to do the
captain. job," said Fleming.
. He struck one six and eight When Fleming reached 76,
boundaries from 105 balls in he also surpassed Ranatunga's


record aggregate of 5,606 runs
compiled as captain.
Fleming miscued an intend-
ed drive and gave a return catch
to off-spinner Shoaib Malik. By
then, he had boosted his tally
to 5,611 runs as New Zealand's
skipper. ,


NEW ZEALAND'S Scott
Styris, right, takes a shot off
Pakistan's Shoaib Malik,
unseen, as wicket keeper Kam-
ran Akmal reacts in a one day
international cricket match for
the ICC Champions Trophy in
Mohali, India, Wednesday, Oct.
25,2006.
(AP Photo/Bikas Das)


Put in to bat first after Pak-
istan skipper Younis Khan won
the toss, New Zealand lost
opener Lou Vincent (3), bowled
by Gul on the eighth delivery.
Nathan Astle (15) edged
Rana Naved-ul-Hasan to Khan
in the slips and Peter Fulton (7)
fell lbw to Iftikhar as New
Zealand tottered before Styris
joined Fleming.
Styris survived a run out
chance on 16 when a confusion
left him stranded in the middle,
but wicketkeeper Kamran
Akmal's throw missed the
stumps. Akmal could have eas-
ily walked to the stumps and
broken them.
Fleming opened up by swing-
ing Naved-ul-Hasan for a six
over fine-leg that landed on the
head of a spectator, who had to
be taken away for medical assis-
tance.
Pakistan's chances revolved
around half-centurions Moham-
mad Yousuf (71) and Shoaib
Malik (52), who put on a 94-
run partnership for the fifth
wicket.
Yousuf and Malik kept Pak-
istan in the chase despite a top-
order crash in which Imran
Farhat (6), skipper Khan (2)
and Shahid Afridi (4) perished
cheaply. Only opener Moham-
mad Hafeez (43) made a use-
ful contribution.
Yousuf scored his 51st half-
century from 225 one-dayers,
but triggered another collapse
when his lofted cover drive off
Bond was snapped by Fleming.
Yousuf's 92-ball knock con-
tained nine hits to the fence.
Abdul Razzaq (6) and Malik
then fell in the space of seven
balls as Pakistan's innings lost
t,7its momentum. -


The Management & Staff of Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited

congratulate


its employees ,for the successful completion of courses of study at


The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services


Rupina Barrett
Cable Beach Branch


Helga Longsworth-Bethel Lana Bowe
Centralized Retail Collections Unit Main Branch


Dominic
Ferguson
Bay Street East
Branch


Ginger
Horton
Bay Street East
Branch


Kennyarda Raymond
Johnson Julien
Bay Street East Wuff Rd. & East St
Branch Branch


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Smith
Paradise Island
Branch


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Paradise Island
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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS


* BODYBUILDING
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
DANNY SUMNER has
marked his name in the body-
building history books once again.
The president of the Bahamas
Bodybuilding Federation (BBF)
will not only represent the
Bahamas at the IFBB men's
World Bodybuilding champi-
onships, but the Caribbean as
well.
The IFBB men's World Body-
building championships are being
held in the Ostrava, Czech
Republic, this Friday through Sat-
urday.
Sumner, who was recently elect-
ed president of the of the Antilles
region during a congress meeting
last month, will join judges from
around the world in hopes of
crowning the best body in the var-
ious categories.
According to Sumner, judging is
not an easy task, but his love for
the sport is what keeps him
involved.
He said: "Judging at a world
level is really hard, this is not an
easy job. You have a little over
100 judges so your credentials
have to be in order.
"Your name is added in the
computer so you don't know what
category you are going to judge.
But one thing's for sure whatev-
er division you have to oversee,
there are like 40 to 50 athletes you
have to watch with a careful eye.
"This is where your judging cre-
dentials become important. At
this point you have to quickly
identify 15 athletes you have to
eliminate. This process is done a
second time, eliminating another
15 athletes. All of this is expected
to happen seconds or minutes
after the athletes step on stage.
"After the conclusion of the
eliminations, the chief judge will
then reexamine my judge's card
and evaluation process. This is
done for all the judges sitting on
the panel. The sad thing about this
review by the chief judge is, if he
feels as though you have judged
poorly then you can lose your
judges card."
Sumner admitted that obtaining
the judges credentials nowadays is
easier than in the past, but said
not too many persons are taking
advantage of the situation.
Even though he did pass the
exam on his first try, scoring 96,
Sumner said he took it two more
times, scoring 97 and 98 respec-
tively.
He added: "This is no reflection
on me or to say that I didn't pass
the exams. I did on my first try,
but I wanted to take it over so I
can say that I was the best.
"Having that crown is what
really counts. I am a well respect-
ed judge not only on the local
scene but on the regional and
international levels as well.
"Judging is something I enjoy I
just wish we can have more per-
sons here involved in it."
Sumner, along with body-
builders Raymond Tucker, Paul
Wilson and James (Jay) Darling
left for Ostrava, Czech Republic,
yesterday.
Tucker, Wilson and Darling will
participate in the mandatory
weigh-ins today at 5pm.


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out of St Thomas More


* BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
ST BEDE'S Crushers started of
the season with a bang, dampening
the St Thomas More Sparks yes-
terday with a 26-16 win.
It was the sharp shooting of
Theron Taylor and Kyle Turnquest
helped the Crushers, the pair scor-
ing 11 and nine points apiece.
But for Taylor, even though his
team was able to clinch their first
win, his team's tough play dropped
after the team built on their five
point half time lead.
Taylor said: "I think we played
great, it was a good game. All my
teammates played well, so most of
us got a chance to play.
"The best thing is we won, we
did what our coach said and played
hard. But we started to play
around in the fourth quarter after
we had a big lead. I think if we had
continued playing we would have
beat them bad.
"They played a good game too,
but our defence was better than
theirs."
The taller Crushers team out-
rebounded the Sparks on both
ends of the court. Their half court
press resulted in five turnovers in
the third quarter, two of which
were converted by Taylor.
When the Sparks did get their
flare back, they weren't able to


convert at the free throw line. The.
Crushers, who were playing aggres-
sively, were in foul trouble from
the opening minutes of the fourth
quarter.
Even though they had placed the
Sparks on the line, the team strug-.
gled towards the end of that
quarter with a 3-10 shooting sta-
tistic.
Sparks head coach Leo Delaney
said: "This is the first game we
played so I believe that the jitters
were there. But as time goes on I
hope we would be able to put
those jitters aside and win some
games.

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"This is an excellent team, yes
this game today was physical -
something our team isn't used to as
yet but as time goes on we will
get all these things together.
"But today I don't think the they
played as well as they can, they
didn't give it their all, I didn't see
that 100 per cent coming from
them like I used to. But; like I said,
all of these things can be changed
and we are willing to Work towards
these."
Leading the way for the Sparks
was Derrol Collie, netting seven
points, and teammate Deajour
Adderley, who chipped in with
five.


Bahamian coaches to


feel the heat in Miami

* BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
FIFTY Bahamian coaches left yesterday to attend the first of many coaching
clinics being hosted by the Miami Heat basketball team.
The coaching clinic, which will serve as a new beginning for the Bahamas
Basketball Federation (BBF) and the Miami Heat basketball club, is being
viewed as a 'step in the right direction,' by vice president Larry Wilson.
Wilson admitted that the federation tried to develop a relationship with the bas-
ketball club two years ago, but was unsuccessful. This time around, he believes the
relationship will flourish and the Bahamas basketball programmes will benefit
from it.
Wilson said: "The federation view this as a great opportunity for the coaches
attending this seminar. Not only will their programmes benefit but the sport of bas-
ketball should propel as well.
* Hopefully this will build a great relationship between us and the Miami Heat,
something we wanted for a very long time. Yes, we have had contact with them
before, they've hosted several clinics in the Bahamas, but nothing to concrete
where we can say we have a good relationship.
"So hopefully this time around we can build a relationship where all parties
involved can prosper."
The coaches attending the clinic were selected from both New Providence and
Freeport and include men and women. The delegation will attend a pre-season
game.
Some of those included are junior women's national team head coaches
Annastacia Moultire and Felix Musgrove; veteran national coach Charles Mack-
ey, Mario Bowleg, Anthony Swaby and Fredrick Brown.


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