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Publication Date: November 1, 2006
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Volume: 102 No.284


I nnaNicolesmith

'may exhume body
of her son Darnela
Tribune Staff Reporter
AliNA Nicoie Smith m
have the body of her son Daniel
exhunted less than two weeks
after she buried him at Lake-
view Cemetery, it was claimed
this week.
With the controversy sur-
rouinding the US celebrity's per-
manent residence status increas-
ing daily, sources close to Ms
Smith nowe say th'at should the
former Play~boy playmate hate
to leave the Bahamas, she \r Ill
take Daniel's body with her.
A source is quoted by the
IVSNBC web site as saying:
"She waited as long as she did
to bury him because she n as
ti-ing to figure out if she could
get his body into the-US.
"Now that she might get
booted out, the word is she's
going ~to take her son's body
with her."

SEE page three~


ONE of twro men is in hsia
after being shot bypIolicedu
a foiled attempt to bttrgle ar
idence yesterday morning.
'Accordmng to Inspector Wal-
co'naice ath inc hi szn ocure

th oor dfae parent wih
knife. According to Mr Evans
they were trying to enter the
umit when officers, who were
on patrol, saw th~e suspicious
atctivrity. Wh~en the p~olice
approached the residence, locat-
.ed, off Fire Trail Road, east of
Txco, the neln wt e still
qnie btcuickly lf h apat
ment, das-hing towards the
p lce.
"One of the men came ruti-
inec wth a stharpk ife, in the
at this-point when the officer
pulled out his service weapon''
a sos were fie ," M vans
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Tribune Staff Reporter
ANNA Nicole Smith is the
rightful owner of the East-
.i ern Road home "Horizons",
her lawyer Wayne' Munroe
claimed yesterday.
Following weeks of specu-
P lationi as to whether she is in
fact the ow~ner of the
$;950:,000r~ properly the for-
mer Playboy playmate's new
legal representative sought
to set therecord straight.
Speaking as a guest: on
Love97's Issues of the Day
radial talk show yesterday,
Mr Munroe stated that his
client is the owner of the
waterfront home and that he
is seeking, on her behalf, "a
declaration from the
Bahamas Supreme Court to
that effect." .
SMr Mulnroe said .that his
law firm settled a writ in this
Scase on Monday anld stibmit-
Sted it to the court's registry
yesterday morning.
In terms of the ownership
having been transferred from
Ms Smith's former boyfriend
Ben Thompson who is
claiming that she does not
-own the property, Mr
Munroe said: "Monies as
were admitted, were
advanced, the conveyance
was executed, the title is
vested, that is it as the own-
ership of property in the

He added that his client Is
a woman who has means
and if there is "a maller
where, some court says that
for some technical reason
there is some issue" and the
government requires the pur-
chase of a $500,000 properly
to fulfil the qualifications for
economic permanent resji.
Jlews,~ then Mis Smith Is still
financially in~ the; position to
buy such a home.
.Mr Munroe said it would
be a false assumption that
Ms Smith does not hav~e hail
a million dollars to purchase
a home. ..
"Perhaps this is a great
storm in a tea, cup," he said.
He further he said it is his
understanding that Minister
of Immigration Shane G3ib-
son did not receive a $10.000~l
cheque for the former reali-
ty-TV~star's residency app~li-
"My instructions are: that
that ,it categorically did nor
happen. I don't think M~inis-
ter Gibson has the ability
that even Christ did not ba\ e
of being at two places at the
same time,"' he said.
When asked if he had
received this information
from Ms Smith, Mr Munroe
said a "number of -personl"
who were present at Hor i-
zon's on the date the minis-
ter allegedly received tle
cheque had given him the
same information.

I I~s

SPM requests fuller

into Long Island
health complaints
Tribune Staff Rieporter
PRIMIE hiinister Christie
11as requested a fidler in\esti-
gation into the health com-
plaints of a 'nuinber of. Long .
Island residents, after they per-
sonally approached him with
their concerns,
A group of residents mejt thie :
Prime Minister as he stepped
off the plane:on his arrival at
the island on Friday for an
unrelated engagement. They
told him that they were dissat-
isfied with. the course of the
government-led investigations
SEE page 11


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SLawyer Wayne Munroe

says his chient does


Chalks website
Still takin fli ht

"r",un Sf R porter
DESPITIE emphatic denials
by officials at1 cl\vil a\ilanon that
C~halks has authorln to recocm-
mnence i rights to andJ from the
Bahamas, the' company's web-
site is sill tarsugi heseaion s o
those rou es from No ember
9th onwards
Chalks International Air-
lines formerly Chalks
Ocean Airways grounded
since last year, had announced
tha it 11l sat flyn to th
kiahams using le sned lande
planes, rather than its trade
mak sepss afte reev
ing eear apla soaale fomte 1
SEE page 311

Tribune yet to
r~eceive response
in; building

contrats LiS q0UslT
Tribune Staff Reporter
NIN`E days after Thle Tri-
bun~e had hand delivered' a le .
ter to both Housing Mlinister
Neville Wisdom, andl his per
manent secretary Leila
Greene, it has yet to receive a
response to its inquiry into
building, contracts awarded by
the Mlmistry since M~ay 2002.
Yesterday The Tribune~ tried
several times to reach Mrs
Greene. However three of the
listed numbers for theMinisry
of Hdhtsing were not working,
and ~the remaining numbers
were unanswered. However,
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Shave occurred on Sunday morn-
The church had just conduct-
ed a mini-bazaar and steak-out
the day before the break-in
took place.
SFather Saunders told The Tri-
bune that church members had
entered the church on Sunday
morning for the 7am service
when they discovered that the
window in the north-eastern
section of the church was bro-
The Father said that a num-
bers of items were taken by the
thief, including; a number of
solid brass candless, a chalice, a
cyborium (item that holds the
bread for sacrament), a thuri-
ble (instrument used for holding
incense), a case of red commh-
nion wine and other miscella-
neous items.
He estimates that the
church's loss is in the range of
about $600.
The Father also claimed that
he has a fairly good idea of the
person responsible for the theft
and he urged the individual to
"pray to god for mercy, so that
he could come to recognize his
mistake, and seek repentance
for Grod to convert him to begin
walking the righteous path,
before its too late."
The -church has already
reported the incident to the

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




A Y1O UN Gw or kr is
accusing his union of allowing
employers to get away with
victimisingg" persons
employed as stevedores in the
Nassau shipyards.
The man, 32, is employed as
a stevedore for a shipping com-
-pany- in the downtown area.
The young man also said that
he is an active member of the
East-side Stevedores Union.
In an interview with Thie
Tribune yesterday morriing,
the man claimed that steve-
dores in the country were
being victimised by their
unions and employers.
H~e said that the represen-
tation by the East-Side Steve-
4 dores' Union could be "100
per cent better".
When asked about his griev-
ances against the union and
his employer, the young work-
er explained that currently,
stevedores art his shipping,
company don't receive any

Christmas bonus;, nor does- and two half-days.
their employer provide them "The result is'that at the end
with health insurance. of the week your pay check
"We have to take out our could be a little more or less
own insurance," explained the than $150," claimed the young
worker. man.
He told The Tribune that
System~ many stevedores on the docks
are fanuly men and that they
would usually make ends meet
He also told The Tribunle by budgeting or working two
about the "name calling" sys- jobs.-
tem that the shipping compa.- The worker said he feels
nies allegedly' use in regards that if the union took enough
to hiring stevedores on the interest in the matter, the sys-
dock. tem could be reorganised so
"Its always work to do. But that all the stevedores work
a lot of times they use less men reasonable hours.
to get a lot of work done." However, the young worker
"If you show up on the job went on to describe the entire
at 7.45am,' you're not really Bahainian labour movement
sure that you'll be allowed to as "Ideplorable'" and warned
work that day until your name employers and unions that
gets called." "without the workers nothing
The man said that steve-_ moves."
dores are entitled to at least The Tribuner attempted to
three days, of work per contact hthe East-Side Steve-
week, but that usually the: dores Union for a comment,
dock-workers are onl but, up to press time no
allowed to work one full day resp~ons was issued.

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On blonda\. October 23. The

hand dellredct~ a letter to the Ilin-
~I) ry f Houjing reqiuestmng dera~lls
of periocns a'nd ~companies award-
huin ~udioisios, rodd ays
any other project m ~New Provi-
dence and Grandl~ Bahamas and the
ainounts awarded to them' since
the- P~LP took officei in May1 '101^12
Third. let rrc \\aS the lateSt
allempt to acquire detrals from

the ministry~after similar requests
Unril i ::'trdoHousing
Nevillie Wlsdlom releases details
oft ho:\r the mlnlstry has spent the
public's inoney or explained
wh ch i$ uablen to-TeT
since our request was submitted.
Yesterday neither Mr Wis-
dom or` his permanent secretary
Leila Greene returned phone calls
made by The Tribune on the mat-

THE St Ambrose Anglican
church community was int shock
last night following a early
morning break-in led to the
theft of several sacramental
According to members of the
congregation, a thief broke into
the church located on
Carmichael Road and stole
communion items and van-
dalised a room.
According to Father Collin
Saunders; the incident must

Worker accuses

s hi pyatdunio n

of a11 w in g

vic timis atio n

SSCRATCHING his way to success Calvin Dorsett, better
known as DJ F~ines, beat 21 other DJs from around the
Caribbean to win the title of 2006 Heineken Green Synergy
:Champion and its $10,000 cash prize. The event, which was held
at SuperClubs Breezes on Saturday night, attracted more than
4,n0d00 sects orsd Tnhe competition was founded by Heineken,

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Road home, but also that
Immigration Minister Shane
Gibson received a $10,000
cheque at the celebrity's home.
Earlier this month, a letter
from that law firm addressed
to the Department of Immi-
gration was released to The
Tribune in which it was
claimed that Ben Thompson, a
former boyfriend and Florida
developer, still owns the East-
ern Road property known as
'Horizons' .
In the letter the law firm
said that it believed Ms Smith
was entering into a mortgage
arrangement with Mr Thomp-
The letter also revealed that

In this letter, he said, he is
seeking an explanation over
statements that appeared in
the press that reportedly came
from Mr Scott and his law
firm. .
"We are writing to get their
position on the press reports,"
he said. ~
Mr Munroe said that the let-
ter could be a precursor to
som~e legal action.
He said that he-is seeking
clarification on the appearance
of information in the press
.which was contained in letters
allegedly sent from Callenders
and Co, in which it was indi-
cated that not only does Ms
Smith not own her Eastern

how one of the attorneys from
Callenders was told to deliver
the cheque immediately to Mr
Gibson at Ms Smith's home. ,
In the letter the law firm said
that it believed Ms Smith was
entering inlto a mortgage
.arrangement with Mr Thomp-

So far, Mr Munroe 'said, he
has yet to see a document
signed by Ms~ Smith that says
that anybody has a security
m rest mn 'Horizons .
"Iwait to see that document,"
he said.

US celebrity Anna Nicole
Smith may be suing her for-
iner lawyers, claiming that
they were in breach of the
attorney-client privilege.
SMichael Scott and the law
firm Callenders and Co could
be called to answer to the
Ethics Committee .if Ms
Smith's counsel can prove that
they leaked confidential infor-
mation to the press.
President of the Bar Asso-
ciation and new legal repre-
sentative of the former Play-
boy playmate Wayne Munroe
yesterday said on Love97's
radio talk show Issues of the
Day that he has written a letter
to Mr Scott on the matter.

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Mrs Loretta Butler-Turn-
er, director ofButler's Funer-
al Hoe eand rmtim,
told The Tnibune that although
exhumations are generally
possible, they are not normal-
ly carried out until seven years
after the date of death.
In order for Ms Smith to
ber sa bB t r -ehune sha1 st ne
former reality-TV star would
first have to get permission
from the Mimistry of Health,
"It's a health issue. But
maybe because Daniel is so
fresh in the ground, they may
make an exception," she said.
A funeral home would also
have to be contacted to per-
form the exhuniation and
arrange the repatriation of
Daniel's body.
S"The other thing is that if
they exhume Damiel, special
work has to be done to pre-
serve his remains before they
repatriate him," she said.
Mrs Butler-Turner said
that her funeral home has not
been contacted for any ser-
vices biy Ms Smith.
Daniel died on September
10 in his mother's room at
Doctors Hospital, three days
after she had given birth to
his half-sistet:
Ms Smith has since had her
ownership of a million dol-
lar house on the Eastern
Road challenged by her for-
mer boyfriend, Florida devel-
oper Ben Thompson. Owrn-
ership of a home worth at
least $500,000 is one of the.
requirements for residence

in the Bahamnas.
Under Bahamian law, Ms
Smlith had to buy property in the
Bahamas worth at least $500,000
to qualify for residency.
It is alleged by US media that
the Trimspa spokeswoman wtas
hoping to make the Bahamas her
permanent home to avoid a pater-
nity test on her newborn daughter.

:ANNA Nicole Smith ha's
been hospitalized with pneu-
Thonia at Doctors Hospital -
the same medical centre
where her 20-year-old son
died under mysterious cir-
cumstances in September, an
attorney for the reality TV
star said Tuesday, according
to Associated Press.
Smith, whose son died while
visiting her in the hospital
three days after she gave birth
to a daughter, was being treat-
ed at Doctors Hospital in Nas-

sau, attorney Wayne Munroe
"She has a slight cas-e of
pneumonia," Munroe told
Associated Press. "We've had
a sudden change of weather
here due to a cold snap."
Smith's son Daniel died
after arriving in the Bahamas,
where his mother had moved
during her pregnancy. The
results of official toxicology
tests and a police investig~a-
txon into his death have not
been released.

An11a Nicole ma sue her former

lawyers over 'breach of privilege'

* In brief

Union tries


Chief Re orter
THE Bahamas Public Service
Union says it is being diligent in
the payment of overdue insur-
ance claims to Doctor's Hospi-
tal and hopes that the facility
will iri the "near future" accept
its health insurance plan which
is held by about 5,000 members.
Union President John Pinder
said that the BPSU continues
to process the claims the hos-
pital has submitted.
"I think just last week we sent
a large cheque to them in the
sum of $57,000," he said.
Doctors Hospital, Mr Pinder
said, is the only major service
g ;::vde tatn Ithe pan oha ru
that the union will discontinue
the public service health plan.
"It is still very stable and we
try to process the claims as
timely as possible. We stil have
:- pametsbeas wha w
are paying for a family cover-
age, say of four or five people -
some other plans have the same
premiums for single person cov-
"Because of our sympathy for
on ad dtbhe sp 6 nmi so lo
now we have to look after the
plan itself," Mr Pinder said.
Doctors Hospital announced
about two weeks ago that it
would be no longer accept the
union's insurance cards.
At that time, the BPSU owed
the hospital about $700,000.
iMr Pinder said that the union
will continue to make payments
against their debt, adding that
he believes there is a very good
chance that the plan will be
accepted in the near future.
Speaking with The Tribune, a
long time member of the union
said she was very disturbed by
the state of affairs.
The union member, who
wished to remain anonymous,
said that all BPSU contributors
pay a great deal of money for
their insuracee a'nd are :th'ere-
-fore entitled to certain services.
"My questioil is, what is the
union doing with all the money
we pay them? They should be
paying their bills, so we, who
have been paying in for many
years, can receive treatment,"
she said.
The. union member said she
pays almost $100 a month for
health insurance, and expects
the BPSU to live up to its end
of abbeati ,i particular, the
member said, prefer the treat-
ment the receive latlD ctor
choice but to continue to go to
the Princess Margaret Hospital
if the BPSU fails to pay its bills.
"Some have paid into the
insurance for as many as 30
years and this is what we have
to put up with," she said.

BOdy of son Daniel may be exhumed

Anna Nicole in hospital

With bout of pneumonia

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seemed obviously a political
event. It: is my opinion that
IDeacon Jeff Lloyd exposed
his hand and shoe hi rue

dam ef YESo gt p~oli
miserably stood on national
television and said that the
youth, programme that.was
mentored by the wisdom of
Sthe Catholic Church was
being assist-ed by the opposi~
tion PLP. What Mr Lloyd did
not: say is that it was a collab-
orative effort by many "good
Catholic" m of whom
were no~t LPowmheooacrificed
much and pooled their
resources in an effort for the
YEAST to survive these
many y ears. ~The blatant
politicismng and public signing
away of the YEAST pro~
gramme is not resonating well
with many Catholics, espe-
cially since they were encour-
aged to contribute greatly to
the programme during the
j annual Bishop's appeal.
Many believe that Deacon
Lloyd might have used their
programme to advance his
political position and appease
his associates. Thank God for
Msgr Preston Moss who
attem ted to set the record
straight and explain the his~
torical .tr~uth .about- .the
YEAST programme. Unfor


EDITOR, The Tki~ibne.
HUNDREDS of Catholics
watched in horror as the PLP
used! the YEAST programme
and its Director, Mr Jeff
Lloyd, to launched the
National Youth Programme.
In 1996 Catholic Bishop
Lawrence Burke commis
sioned a team of Catholics to
design a programme that
would help and empower
.y oun~g men e xp eriencin g
Monsignor Preston Moss
and Deacon .Jeff Lloyd
reviewed programmes espe-
.cially in Trinidad. Following
much investigation and plan
ning, the Catholic Diocese
sponsored and hosted the
YEAST programme for
young men. During t-he early
developments of the pro
gramme, the FNM govern-
ment embraced and support
ed the invaluable service pro-
vided by the generous Bishop
and his Catholic con rea
tions who faithfully donatecl
millions of dollars to the pro-
gramme. The idea to have a
yoiith empowerment pro-
gramme was a. tremendous
idea and the commitment of
the Catholic Church to assist
with the necessary resources
was commendable.
The work of Deacon Jeff
Lloyd as Directoi of the
YE AST programme
appeared to have been gen-
uine, but his recent televised
attempt to suggest~that' the
pI-~l'ning and/or .behind the
scenes direction of thie pro-
gramme, was done by the
"then opposition PLP" creat-
ed a bitter reaction by many
Cathohecs. Persons watching
the launching of the National
Youth Programme were led
to believe, by the "good dea-
con" that he and the PLP
were the masterminds, archi-
tects, and engineers of the
YEAST poramme from its
inception and that the pro-
gramme was originally
designed as a Pilot Pro-
gra mm e f or the Natx onal
Youth Programme. Many
Catholics wonder if they were
inisled or misinterpreted the
information produced~ by the
.Catholic Church
The announcement of the
National Youth Programme

ttinately, many of the PLP
Ministers attending the event,
turned their deaf ears to Mon-
signor Moss and continued to
shout false praises for the PLP
initiatives and involvement in
the formulation, direction,
and success of the programme
for young men. It was sinful
and shameful, as usual, to
watch the desperate PLP
.leaders parade on the TV and
spit out untruths. Every
Bahamian knows that the
Government that embraced
and supported the YEAST.
programme in 1997 was the
governing partly of the Free -
National Movement. It is so
unfortunate that the PLP gov-
ernment did not see the wis-
dom in supporting the existing
YEAST programme by giv-
ing an annual grant to the
programme and inviting the
joint participation of other
churches instead of trying to
gain political mileage. If the
government is struggling to
provide quality education for~
the 70,000 Bahamian students
it is very unlikely that they
are able to provide quality
rehabilitative and restorative
training for the hundreds of
young men with social, psy-
chological and academic prob-
lems. The FNM supported
and allowed the church to pio-
neer the programme without
interference. Maybe the PLP
should do likewise.

STUDYING the documents we have we get
the distinct~impression that if the Immigration
Department had been allowed to follow its usu-
al procedure for processing Anna Nicole Smith's
application for permanent residence, it would
not now be caught up in this political brouhaha.
Prime Minister Christie has assured Bahatni-
ans that Ms Smith's receipt of her certificate
within 21 working days of her application was
solely due to the. "new levels of effectiveness
introduced in the Im~migration Department. As
a result of these innovations, he said, "we ivill be
moving with speed (in granting citizenship and
permanent residency), and if you don't like it,
then lump it."
According to the Prime Minister, the alacrity
with which Ms Smith received her residency
was due to departmental efficiency, not to friend-
However, we believe that if Mr Christie had
before hun the documents now on our desk -
.which was supplied to us by Mr Ben Thompson,
who claims he is the own~r of the Eastern Road
home in dispute he would have avoided the
subject entirely, or been ~more discreet in his
choice of words. But no, he accused us all of
telling an "outrageous lie" on his minister.
Our impression is that the Immigration
Department took a back seat in this matter
because, like the Callender law firm mna letter of
explanation to questions later asked by Immi-
gration, it too was "fully aware of the close rela-
tionship between Minister (Shane) Gibson and
Ms Marshall (another name used by Ms Smith)
and the subject of the application for perma-
nent residence was a matter of regular discussion
between Ms Marshall andMinister Gibson." .
Calle~nders. in a document made available
to uS by\ Mr Thompson. main rained that when It
informed Immigration by letter that "Ms Mar-
shall recently purchased a B$1 million home on
the Eastern Road, which she is currently reno-
vating" their statement- at the time~ "was not
Ms Marshall/Smith, said Callendelrs, did pur-
chase the property for $950,000 with money
advanced to her by Mr Ben Thompson, a prop-
erty developer of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
She was to have executed a mortgage in his
-favour as security for the loan. The conveyance
was not stamped. It was to have been stamped
and recorded at the same time that the mortgage
in favour of Mr Thompson .was Stamped and
Callenders never sent the conveyjange to the
Immigration Department. However, it has since
transpired that Immigration has: a copy of the
unstamped conveyance It's a niystry to Cal-
lenders how or when immigration recenedc its
copy or, having received it, why no enquiries
were made as to-why it had not been stamped
and recorded. Did Immigration receive the c~on-
veyance before or after the residence certificate :

was granted?
A deed not stamped, registered or recorded
should have put Immigration on notice that the
process was incomplete. The red light of warning
blinked off. However, it seems the department
ignored the~ warning.
Callenders explained that the document was
executed, but never released because the mort-
gage that was to accompany it was never signed
by Ms Marshall/Smith. In other words; it is
claimed that at that point the legal effect was sus-
Also what has to be remembered is that anly
sale of land to a foreigner has to be registered
and a certificate of registration under the Inter-
national Persons~ Liandholding Act 1993 has to be
obtained. This was not done.
There is differing legal opinion as to the valid-
ity of a deed where there is no registration.
However, what is without doubt is that a deed
cannot be recorded without a deed of registra-
The practice~of Immigration has been, to
request a copy of the deed with the registration
certificate attached as proof of ownership. It
appears that this was not done in the Anna
Nicole case.
It was Immigration's responsibility to check
all the documentation. It should have paid spe-
cial attention: to the incomplete coilveyance.
Certainly a call to Callenders would have imme-
diately put them in the picture. But it is under-
stood that no call.ivras ma~de.
The sequence odf events that then followed .
w~as that Ms Marshall/Smith gave birth to a baby
girl on Septeniberl, her 20-year-old son died in
her hospital room on September f0O, and.she
was granted her~ residency certificate on Sep-
tember 11.
On September 28, while her son's body await-
ed burial, she and her lawyer-boyfniend took a
catamaran ride to Sandy Cay where in a "com-
mitmerit ceremony" before a Baptist minister,
they exchanged vobvs, and then plunged, wed
ding gown and all, into the ocean. The ceremo-
ny was not a legal marriage.
Meanwhile, questions swirl around her as to
whether she is in fact qualified for residence in
the Bahamas.
If Immigration had done the diue diligence
required of it if only by one phone call to
Callenders ---it would have discovered that by
September 25 the agreement between her an~d
Mr Thoinpson hitd fallen through. Mr Thoinp
son claims that because the transaction was not
completed, she no longer owns' the $950,6000
home.. If this is so', then she has not ffulfilled the
reciuiremliteis for permanent residence-
D~ates and documents suggest that another
force was moving in the background that took
the process' out of the hands of both Immigration
staff and Callenders.
Today the public is owed ~an explanation.


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Mi'."ry 'rhoosats

speech day
. for schools

THE first-ever Character
Counts national speech day was
hosted by the Mimistry of Edu-
cation, Science and Technology
last week.

Wedhneesedve O oobkr 1 aet th
Marathon Mall and 13 students
from primary, junior and sec-

on hisn Hpun toe di
nated the initiative. Judging was
based on eloquence, eye con-
tact with audience and voice
The students were asked to
write speeches on their percep-
tions of good character.
Tianna Bethel, the first place
winner from Carlton Elisha
Francis Primary said good char-
act r awillr cuse oneat s ek

to others.

,plaRe w nne loo yF.Ad e
ley Junior High School, said he
Sdreamsntahaa eahaennan ment a

SDeno Thompson, first place
winner of the Government High
School, said having good char-
acter means standing up for
what is right.
The junior school winners
were: Ray Angelo Seymour,
first place, of AF Adderley;
Beijing Jean, second place, of S
C McPherson.
The primary school winners
were Tianna Bethel, first place,
-of Carlton E Francis; Anne
~Fleurentin, second place, of
SColumbus Primary School; Jes-
.sica Ferguson, third place, of
Garvin Tynes.
The Character Counts initia-
'tive encourages students to
embrace six qualities: trustwor-
Sthiness, citizenship, responsibil-
-ity, caring, respect and fairness
for others.




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which, it is feared, will damage
the tourism industry severely.
"The Minister of Tourism has
an obligation to make sure that
the travelling American public
is aware of their travelling
requirements. We are ensuring
that there is a multimedia edu-
cation campaign," Mr Wilch-
combe said.
On the diplomatic front, the
Bahamas along with the rest of
the Caribbean is using a great
deal of "moral-suasion" as it
has been termed, to convince
the US to extend the deadline
for airlines.
Mr Wilchcombe said, howev-
er, that with the of focus of the
majority of American politicians
on their midterm elections,
there will be no way to tell how
far the Caribbean has pro-
gressed on this front until after
November 7.

MOBIE Wilchcombe

Chief Reporter
MINISTER of Tourism
Obie Wilchcombe is expect-
.ed to meet today with cruise
executives in the Cayman
Islands to discuss what they
can do tohelp in getting the
visa requirement extension
afforded to cruiselines mn the
Caribbean extended to air-
lines as well.
Yesterday, Mr Wilch-
combe told The Tribune that
some of the airlines, which
were not as an industry as
supportive of the Caribbean
position, are now joining in
the lobbying effort for an
"What is important is to
say that we are not whining
over this issue, because
whether it happens in Janu-
ary 2007 or mn January 2008,
it will come.
"What we are looking for

is a level playing field with our
competitors Mexico and
Canada with respect to the
hotels and cruiselines," he
Many American cruise tray-
ellers are currently not aware
of the new rule that will require
them to have a passport to
return to their own country
from the Caribbean. As it
stands, the rule will take effect
for airline travellers in January
2007 and for cruise passengers
in 2008.


Many Caribbean tourism
officials have criticised the US
for not doing enough to edu-
cate their population on the
This, Mr Wilchcombe said,
will not stop the Ministry of
Tourism from doing all that it
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far, compelling moire than half
of all those who say they may
not vote the lack of available
information about those who
have offered themselves for
Sixty-six percent of "rare vot-
ers" say they do not know
enough about the candidates,
so they decline to vote. Sixty
per cent of intermittent voters
Even among dedicated regu
lar voters, 44 per cent say they
lack sufficient information
about candidates-
The Parliamentary Regis-
tration Department is said to
have begun a small project that
is to help bridge this gap by
preparing voters with infor-
mation before going to the
And the government is riow
encouraging voters to follow the
lead of more :than 1,000
Bahamian employers who are
urging their work force to vote
in the upcoming general elec-


AS the deadline for the
2007 general election con-
tinues to approach, candi
dates are doing all they can
to inspire Bahamians to
Parliamentary hopefuls and
incumbents are to be seen
everywhere -walking
through neighborhoods,
attending or hosting commu-
nity events, filling local tele-
vision and radio time, appear-
ing on lamp poles -and in shop
But these candidates face
a formidable challenge as
voter registration continues
to be low.
This trend follows the lega-
cy of the 2002 election, when
only 65 per cent of eligible
voters went to the polls.
A study by The Tribune
sheds new light on just who
among us votes, who stands
on the sidelines, and why.

About 23-per cent of Bahami-
ans are classified as "registered
but rare voters" who rarely
show up to vote and only regis-
ter for the election so that they
can use their voter's card as a
legitimate source of identifica-

Bahamians areF~~ note ~iregi~stered
to vote at all.


While there are many reasons
why voters decide to stay at
home, according to the study
one reason outstrips the rest by

Each Bahamian fits into one
of four categories based on vot-
ing history, voting attitudes and
interest in the current cam-
According to the study, 40
per cent of us are "regular vot-
ers" who say we always vote
and are certain to vote in the
upcoming general election in
It also says that 25 per cent of
Bahamians are "intermittent
voters" a highly courted group
referred to in political circles as
the "swing" vote due to the pos-
sibility that they will either
change parties or decline to vote
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posted during the holy month
of Ramadan, the month when
the Qur'an was revealed and
the month where Muslims fast.
The feast at the end of
Ramadan (called Eid ul fitr) will
be on the 22nd or 23rd of this
month and is a good opportu-
nity for non-Mushims to get
together with Muslims and
learn about Islam. Perhaps
yourself or one of your readers
might wish to take up this
--B ahantianworldcitizen

"ISlam of today
differs from
the Islam of

InStead of a
thriving era of
the Abbasids,
we gyg

eXperiencing a
terrOriSt era Of
Wahhabism "

oTough Call undertook

quick web survey to
seek the voices of moderate
Islam. Here are some ~of the
"The question of how terror-
ism might be eradicated from
within Muslim communities
threatens to degenlerate into an
ideological quagmire.
"Western policy makers, and
so-called Mruslim progressives,
seem: to be voicing a variety of
solutions revolving around the
needf9r the 'secularization' of
Islam.'Tihus one hears about the
need'fbr an Islamic reforma-
tion, the impracticality of Islam-
ic Shari'a Law, the importance
of non-religious based educa-
tion, the need for democracy
and respect for human rights in
Islamic societies.
Certainly most Muslims are
not opposed to such things as
democracy and human nights.
But for those genuinely con-
cerned about the long-term fate
of the Islamic world, we need
to ask ourselves what exactly is
our goal here? For the stability
of our societies,,we must
demand more than merely a
version of Islam palatable to
Western tastes. Indeed, it some-
times appears that what such a
perspective really is trying to
say is: the least amount of the
Islam, the better.
"Islam is not only capable of
reforming its own societies and
rising to the challenge of moder-
nity, it also offers the possibility
of spiritual and societal fulfil-
ment. "
--Zakariya Wright, author

"I appreciate that every faith

has its share of literalists. Chris-
tians have their evangelicals.
Jews have the ultra-Orthodox.
For God's sake, even Buddhists
have fundamentalists. But what
this book hammers home is that
only in Islam is literalism main-
"Why are we squandermng the
talents of women, ftilly half of
God's creation? What's with the
stubborn streak of anti-Semi-
tism in Islam? How can we be
so sure that homosexuals
deserve ostracism--or

--Irshad Manji, author
of The Trouble with Islam: A.
Wake-up Call for Honesty and
"There are a number of coun-
tries, like Synia or Iran, in the
Islamic world which are under
tremendous pressure from the
West. The governments present
themselves as victims and turn
their people against the West.
In Gaza, to take another exam-
ple, there is a perception that
the West is speaking about

ae tae, it ton iers h reosutes
unacceptable. There is also a
perception that Israel is sup-
ported to the disadvantage of
the Palestimians. So there are
many things that add up and
the result is a perception that
th~e war on terror isn't only
against terror but it is also
against Muslims. The cartoon
showing the Prophet's turban
as a bomb didn't help.
"The reality is that (Saudi
Arabia) is a dictatorship. That's
what makes it difficult to get

"The average
discourse in the
ISlamic 1HajOri y
COuntries is that
all our prob-
leBSs are

711RpOSed on us.
NO. They are a

some movement within the
Islamic majority countries. We
Muslims in Europe have to
speak out, but the Islamic world
as a whole also has to stop
blaming the West and to ask
ourselves, from within, what is
wrong with us. The average dis- the Islamic majority
countries is that all our prob-
lems are imposed on us. No.
They are a consequence. There
is no freedom, there is no polit-
ical wil to solve the problems."

--Tariq Ramadan, Europe's
leading Muslim scholar .
"Some observations on the
moderate voice are in order.
The moderate voice is not an

- '

Rev. ]Dr L iverne L~ockhart 'i~ill officiate:

M1Ss Hepburn is survived by her mother,
Adella Hepburhn; two brothers, Russell
Walker and Joel Hepburn, both of Flonida,
USA; two sisters, Angie Hepburn of
Jamaica and Stacey-Ann Hepburn of
Eng an ; two mieces; i~ve' nep ews; one
grandnephew; dear friends, Charmaine
Davis and Ina Daley and many other
relatives and friends in Jamaica and The
B ahamaS.

Friends may pay their respects at the
church from 6kpm to service time on
Wednesday 1st November, 2006.

Arrangements by Kemp's Fucneral Home
Limited, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Nassau,
The Bahamas.



elitist or Westernized voice. It is
not a lonely or persecuted voice.

you to be a community of moh-
eration' (2:143) and in the
admonition of the Prophet
Muhammad to stay away from
"There are Muslim extrem-
ists, just as there are Christian
and Jewish extremists. That is
different from saying, however,
that there is split in Islam, and
unfortunately, moderates are at
times defined as those who are
not religiously observant or they
are fighting, even repressing,
other Mushims. The focus must
remain on the interests at stake:
ending the scourge of global ter-
rorism, promoting Middle East
peace, and preventing nuclear
conflicts. Consistency on human
rights and democracy will help
us in achieving these goals.
"The perception that global-
ization is me ly a tool Wfest-

miscent of the past under-colo-
mialist rule, results mn antago-
nism, instead of efforts of
change in Muslim society.
--Salam Al-Marayati, exec-
utive director of the American
Muslim Public Affairs Council

"The recent brouhaha sur-

un menntsPo eslsam eity r
in Germany should give Mus-
lims a pause. Not one that
would conjure the recalcitrant
attacks that we have seen
recently but rather one that
would question why such a
prominent religious leader
would utter these words.
"'What the Pope said allows
me, as a Muslim, to ponder self-
examination and not rush into a
reaction of ~condemnation.
Islam, throughout its history,
delivered its share of great
minds to humanity during times
of peace and prosperity. But
Islam of today differs from the
Islam of yesterday. Instead of
a thriving era of the Abbasids,
we are experiencing a terrorist
era of Wahhab~ism.
"Wahabbism is an obscure
strand of Islam with fanatical-
followers who remained 'out of
sight and out of mind' until Sau-
di Arabia struck it rich with
oil. It was oil that financed 15
Saudis to attack the United
States on September 11 and it is
Wahhabism today that is mili-
tarizing Islam.
"As a moderate Muslim liv-
ing amongst Muslims, Chris-
tians, and Jews, I am asking I
myself what have we, Muslims,
brought forth to today's civi-
lizations that would appeal to
other religions and prompt
them to imitate usor praise us?
We have but TV beheadings
and barbaric killings of inno-
cent people in the name of our r
great religion. Are we then sur-
prised to hear other religious
people with followers all around
the world ask us, through fac-
tual history, why we are so vio-
"The words of Pope Benedict
should not be examined with
scorn but with scrutiny."

--Farid Ghadry, Washington
Times editorial on September
26, 2006

A new book
Called Murder in
Amsterdam: The Death of
Theo van Gogh and the Limits
of Tolerance by Ian Buruma
points out precisely what reli-
gious intolerance can produce.
Mr van Gogh was a grand
nephew of the famous painter
and was brutally murdered by a
Dutch-born Muslim in 2004 -
the first time in memory that
someone had been killed in the
Netherlands for his opinions .
"We should be intolerant of
extremism," Baruma said in a
recent interview. "The problem
is how you analyse the roots of
extremism and if the analysis is
that Islam itself somehow poses
a danger and that somehow
society will be dangerously
threatened. Where you draw
the line is with violence and any
group that uses violence should
not be tolerated."
Perhaps some local Muslim
thinkers would like to contin-
ue this discussion?
What do you think? Send
comments to larry@tribuneme-

Or visit www.bahamapun-


asse toyin 1EOBC's com-

ment...lslam is a religion of
peace. There is no douLbt that
extremism a~nd fundamentalism
ar~e alive today, but I think it is
a mistakes to make the direct
link with the Qur'an and the
religion. Fundamentalism exists
amlong followers of all of the
Ilbraheemic faiths. This article
begins with an excerpt from
sura al imr~aun or the Family of
"If you have suffered a
defeat, so did the enemy. We
alternate these vicissitudes
among mankind so that God
may know the true believers
andi choose martyrs from among
you; and that God may test the
faithful an~d anmihilate the mnfi-
dels." The Koran (3:140).
"This sura reflects on the bat-
tle of Badr and Uhud and calls
tpo Mu is rtao remaindc n-
anld maintain hope in the future.
'The translation you provided
was probably written as an
abridged version by Lewis or
another western scholar. The
following is a translation, direct-
ly from the Arabic:
'If a wound hath touched you,
Be sure a similar wound hath
touched others.
tuSuch days (of varying for-
We give to men and men
By turns: that God
(qllah)may know
Those that believe,
And that He may take
To Himself from your ranks
Martyr witnesses (to Truth).
And God (Allah) loveth not
Those that do wiong.' 3:140.

"Thlis ayat refers to thie battle
of Uhud fought in 625 between
the Muslimls of Madina and the
non-believers Makkans. There
were many casualties in this bat-
tle and many setbacks. This sura
describes t-he stages of the battle
and describes those who fought
in the battle in terms of their
strength of faith in the oneness
of God (Allah). It is a shame
that this ayat has been mis-
translated and misinterpreted
to fuel hatred, evil and misun-
"Sura al Imraan ends with a
hopeful message for all those
who believe in God Chnist-
ian, Muslimn and Jew:
'And there are, certainly,
Among the People of the
Book (Jews and Christians),
Those who believe in God
In the revelation to you
And in the revelation to you,
Bsow~ing in, humility to God
They will not sell the Signs
of God (Allah)
For a miserable gamn!
For then is a reward
With their Lord,
`And God (Allah) is swift in
account. .
O ye who believe!
Perservere in patience
And constancy; vie in such
Strengthen each other;
And fear God (Allah);
That ye may prosper (in
faith). 3:199-200.

As an aside, this article was

the international level, so it is
locally here in the Bahamas. To
allo the icre sig in uece

it is, priests and pastors truly
frightening "
--EB Christen

"I jst watched 'Obsession -
Radicul Islamn's War Againist
The West'. Everyone on the
planet must watch this. If I had
ultimate power over the country
I'd implement mandatory pub-
lic education days. For one ran-
dom hour on one random day
of every week, all TV, cable,
satellite, radio, even internet
will be forced to show the same
thing. The first thing 1'd show
would be this movie. I'd proba-
bly show it two weeks in a row,
"Then I'd show 20/20's Stupid
In America (if the USA is
dumb and our kids aren't on
their level, God help us).
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"Ienjoyed te baancethbl d
analysis of fundamentalism
acrossrIehighonsH Islam is not the
t nekmo tht Tharnis seem fun-
d metalim across the board
ameno smgtly conclude. It
would be a great thing if all the
'liberals' and 'secularists' could
voice themselves more strongly
without resorting to the pas-
sionate, froth at the mouth
screaming that these others
always res rt to and really make
their voice heard in the world
"ut whether it is the presi-
dent of the USA or the presi-
dent of Iran, reason has been
placed on the back burner and
the logic of power and the pas-
seon ofreligiosityslas op osedd to
gerous bedfellows. As it is on


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Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT' Grand Bahama ~police
ar-e seeking a~ man for questioning in con-
nection with an alleged armed robbery that
occurred at Hawksbill over the weekend.
Deoun George Russell, aka Darsheld
Prntt, 23, of Hearn Lane, is considered to
be armed and extremely dangerous.
Russell has dar-k complexion and dark

o In, brief

leads to

power outage
in Ba rba dos
AN island-wide power out-
age Tuesday disrupted water
asevce ad dair c ndit cheo
and businesses to close for the
day, accor-ding to Associated

$h lghs edtofE E a .ar

.ply line from a plant belonging
to Barbados Light & Power, the
island's only energy supplier,

"We sustained damage to a
main power line and we are
working hard to have it fixedd"
said Stephen Worme, a compa-
ny spokesman.
While some banks and some
other companies closed, office
workers at businesses that
stayed open in the capital
ter geto ,ng tth seeded esli f
.from sweltering temperatures.
About 280,000 people hive in
the eastern Caribbean island of

Mother of

impreg nate d
:girl cha rg ed e
with neglect

San Juan .

THE mother of a 12-year-old
girl who gave birth after being
ipena ed by her stepfather
im reharged on Monday with
intentional neglect and endan-
gering the welfare of a child,
court officials said, accordin~g:to
AssciaedJos iaz Espinosa
'charged the mother whom
dh tAssnociated Presshies iolt
now 14 after paternity tests
revealed iast week that the step-

t e4aml' hm ti ntAre- i a
city in northern Puerto Rico.
The mother was released on
US$25,000 bail after the court
h arn
Trle 26-year-old stepfather
was arrested on a charge of
statutory rape and was being
held in a jail in northwestern
Puerto Rico after failing to
make US$100,000 bail, police
said last week
The baby is now 16 months
old, and is being cared for by the
girl's family. Until the stepfa-
ther's arrest, the abused girl was
.living with him and her mother.
She is now under the care of a
maternal uncle, authorities said.



The gunman reportedly pointed the
weapon and demanded cash.
The suspedts reportedly robbed the men
of cash and divided the funds among them-
selves while laughing.
They then fled from the scene. The mat-
ter is under investigation by police.
Police are urging anyone who have seen
Russell to contact police in Grand Bahama
at 350-3106, 352-9774/5 ,911, or the crime
tipsters at 352-1919..

grey eyes.
He is of medium built and weighs about
128 pounds.
Russell is about five feet six inches tall.
According to police reports, a 23-year-
oldl male resident of Robin's Nest, Freeport
reported that at 4.30pm on October 28,
he and a friend were at Acklins Place,
Hawkshill, when they were approached
by two men, one of whom was armed with
a handgun.


W DEON Russell

needing a day to respond back
to the union. It's a week later
and the only thing you canl tell
me is that you are waiting to
get some answers from the'
board of directors of the com-

pans you continue to stall and
don't feel that the negotiation
has to be treated with sense of
urgency and priority, the
employees frustration and
impatience are contmnuing to
increase. The manner in which
you are dealing with the nego-
tiations leaves the union no
other choice but tb resort back
to industrial action if we cannot
'reach an agreement before the
end of October 2006."
Mr Knowles also expressed
disappointment over Mimister
Gibson's "sudden lack of inter-
est" in the matter since his
in ervention on October/2.
'He has not called the union
.. to find out how the pro-
ceedings were going," he said.

the Power Company, Minister
of Labour, and Grand Bahama
Port Author~ity, informing them
of its option of initiat-ing~a work
to rule.


According to the union pres-
ident, CEWU has always acted
in good faith. He said the union
demonstrated good faith by
having workers return to work
with a view that urgency and
priority would be given to a
new round of negotiations.
However, he claims that
management continues to frus-
trate the process.
The union is seeking better
incremental salary .increases
and retirement provisions for
workers particularly for those
long standing employees who
have been with the company
for 40 years.
In July, the Power Compa-

ny's $1.5 million offer contain-
ing proposed terms which
included 12 per cent lump sum
payment in year one, five per
cent in the second year, three
per cent in third year; and five
per cent idndthen futhheyenr n-
which submitted a $2.5 million
counter proposal.
The counter offer was
described by former CEO
Dave Dunbar as "unreason-
Mr Borkowski, who replaced
Mr Dunbar as president and
CEO, took over negotiations
on October 2.
In a letter to Mr Borkowski
dated October 25, Mr Knowles
said: "It is clear that it is the
company's intention to stall
and frustrate the negotiation
process. So far, we had only
three' meetings as this month
iS coming to an end. The last
meeting was on October 19
.which ended with the company

Tribune Freeport Reportier

wealth Electrical Workers
Union president Keiith
enonle ds al te in ftte
negotiations again reached a
standstill following several
.meetings with the new CEO at
Grand Bahama Power Com-
pan .
M15 Knowles said that "no
real progress" has been made
on settling contract negotia-
tions since October 2 when
Timothy Borkowski took over
the Bost with hopes of settling
the labour strike.
He claims that the compa-
ny's executive is stalling nego-
tiations, and is not treating the
matter with urgency.
'Negotiations on a new labour
contract have been ongoing for
nearly two years. with still no
settlement reached between- the

parties. The union represents
13.5 of the 180 employees of the
Power company.
TIhe union initiated a strike
on September 29) after negoti-
ations stalled. Minister of
eanbeu Sanre Gibson n tex
call off the strike as the matter
was referred to the Industrial
Tribunal for conciliation a
move which has proved fruit-
Smnce then, Mr Knowles said
only three meetings heive
occurred between the parties
with no0 real progress on set-
tling contract negotiations,
which began nearly two years
"There will be no more good
faith arrangements and the
union will be resorting to
industrial action because the
company is not serious and
sees this crisis as business as
usual," he said.
TIhe union has sent letters to

catered to -those on the low-
er income bracket, those
medium income, and certain-
ly those who canl afford the
costly homes," she said.
"We are so thankful. The
Heritage Subdivision will
comprise not only of a com-
munity park, but also a big
park with 13 acr~es. And we
are talking about planning for
the future and bemng able to
make certain that all Bahami-
ans arIe given a piece of t-he
rock because that is trhe bot-
tom hjne everyone wants to
be able to afford their owin
home one day," she said
Mrs Pratt thanked the Port
Authority and the GB Devel-
opment Company for their
'donation. She said that part-
nership between government

and private sector is very
"That is exactly what is
happening today. We are
able to partner with Kerzner
and Paradise Island as it
relates to the police, and cer-
tainly here we are talking
about partnership again in
building our police station
and fire station. I am very
grateful," she said.
DEVCO president Gra-
ham Torode said the Her-
itage Subdivision is a modelk
development mn Freeport that
will continue to develop over
the next three to four years.
Although Mr Torode could
not give the exact value of
the six acres of land to be
used, he indicated that it is a
"very substantial" amount.

Tribune Freeport
Repo rter
FREEPORT' The Grarid;
Bahama Port Authority and
the Grand Bahama Develolp-
ment Company has donated
six acres of land to the gov
ernment for the construction
of a regional police heaiS-
quarters and fire station on
East Set~tler's Wayl.
Deputy Primie M~inifiter
Cynthia Pratt viewed the site
situated near Heritage Sub.
division along wtith GTI nd
Bahama Port Autho~rityg pres
ident Albert Gray and DEV-
CO president -Graham
Mrs Pratt, who is also muin-
ister of national security, said

that a new regional police
headquarters alnd fire station
are needed to cater to the

, in the area.
'The Heritage Subdiv~ision,
a planned residential com-
rnunity. will comprise of 800
affordable homes when com-
plete. .
Mrs Pratt stated that the
new fire station would be
built f'irst,.as the old station
was completely destroyed by
a hurricane last year.
Although the construction
of I he both facilities are
expected to be costly, Mrs
Pratt stressed that "iit is some-
thing that we must do."
"I am excited that these
homes here today is being


Picture released of man wanted after

armed robbery in Grand Bahama

GB Electrical workers" union'

threatens to resume action

Land donated for new police HQ and fire station


S EPHEN DRING (left wt Department of
Environmental Health colleagues in Nassau yesterday.
(Ph~oto: Felipt Major/Tribune staff)

The Bahamas Mlarine and Environmental Studies Institute

The College/Un~iversity of The Bahamas seeks a dynamic and creative individual to
,Irovide leadership in The Bahamas Marine and Environmental Studies Institute. The
Institute is intended to facilitate the discovery of knowledge about the marine and island
environment of The Bahamas and build on the solid foundation of research and monitoring
programmes. The mandate of developing specialised laboratory and field courses to
compliment the current Bachelor of Science degree courses at The College/University will
be a significant focus.

The Executive Director, reporting to the Vice President Research, Graduate Programmes
and' International relations, has supervisory responsibility for the Institute, comprising
appointed faculty fellows. He/She will provide leadership in programme development and
research initiatives so as to take full advantage of The College/University location in a
small island state and year round access to the unique sub-tropical ecosystems of the
coastal, coral reefs, mangrove and sea grass communities in The Bahamas. Toward this
end, the Executive Director will work closely with administrators at the existing facilities
at The College/University field stations in San Salvador (Gerace Research Centre) and
Andros (The Bahamas Environmental Research Centre). Such engagements will include
.the traditional academic initiatives as well as certificate and general environmental and
resource management outreach courses/programmes. In thiis regard, the Executive
Director, through the resources of the Institute and in collaboration with the School of
Sciences and Technology, will assist with the development of a flagship multidisciplinary
degree programme in Marine Science. Efforts will also entail attracting researchers and
scholars with marine and related interests as well as local, regional and international
students with exceptional 'academic credentials and future potential, demonstrating a
genuine interest in marine science. The Executive Director must have exceptional skills
in grantsmanship and the ability to develop collaborations to build long-term research and
monitoring initiatives that can help document and catalogue the ecological systems that
make up the Bahamian archipelago.

The College/University of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The institution grants mostly bachelor degrees and
some joint masters degrees in conjunction with other institutions. It has a student enrolment
in excess of 4,000 students located throughout the Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive
links with tertiary institutions in the Caribbean and North America and its credits are accepted
by more than 200 colleges and universities in those regions and in Great Britain. It has
embarked aggressively upon a major expansion of its programme offerings, research
activities and physical facilities and is incorporating e-learning methodologies into its
repertoire of strategies for delivering instruction, all with a view to attaining a charter as a
university by 2007.

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field with a minimum
of eight to ten years experience at an accredited university, a proven research record and
have relevant work experience including appropriate supervisory level exposure.

Interested candidates should submit a College/University of The Bahamas Employment
Application, a Comprehensive Resume and up-to-date transcripts, giving full
particulars of qualifications and experience, along with three work references no
later than 13th October 2006 to:

Director, Human Resources, The College of The Bahramas
R. 0. Box N-4912
Nassau, N. R, The Bahamas
Facsimile: (242) 302-4539
E-mail: brapply
Web Site:



Ch risto her Dorsett,.CFA
Telephone: 302-8668

The Chartered Fintancial Ainalyst (FAi ) Program is a globally
recognized standard tfor measuring~5 thre completence and integrity in fthefields
ofportfolio management and investment ainalysis. Thrree levels o~fexaitintinaton
verify a candidactek' abiliplj to arpply~ the furndacmenttal kntowledgee ofinve~stment
pr~inciple~s across all areas o~f the investmentde lcisionz-making. process.
The nextl examijnlatin datfe is Junte 2, 20)07annd Ethe final registration and
enrolbnent date is March 1.5, 2007. Wie encouprge all intereste~dpersoins to attend
th~e information evening to learn more arbout fthe CE4 Prog~rrrnt
Mi~r. Daivid Slatter, CFAl, Presvident of the CLFA Soircegt3 oif The Bahamas"
will present a brief outline of the CFA Institute, anid thie local society. Speciali
Guest Speaker, Mr. Bob Luck, MWember & Society Liaisonl, C~E4 CenEtre will
provide an outline of the CE4I Prog~ram and present thze cha/rters to thte new CFA
Charter holders for 2006. Mr. Christopher Dnorsett, Secretary/Educatriont Chair
will provide a briefoutlinte oflh e 2006-017 Educatlionz Programs plannred for L ev~l
I, II, and III candidates. A Q& ~A Panpel Session will follow thtepresentations. s


- I --I~IIIlr~~~RTI~6C"r?~- ~ ~-

aa.: Call for Bahamians to


B '

A DEDICATED civil servant
is calling on all Bahamians to
keep their environment clean -
for the benefit of locals as well
as tourists.
Mr Stephen Darling is
employed as a street-cleaner at
the Dea ptamat of Eanyreoen-
working for the public service
since August 1997 and he is one
of the persons responsible for
keeping the Bast Street area
bun a itrewm il' he Tri-
Darling said that he wanted to
tell the government and the
oenpgl tnr n e lyn fie dly.
"Keep the environment clean,
green an ~pritne he t p
littering" and dispose of their
garbage appropriately.
Mr Darling told The Tribune
that he enjoys his work and
feels he is playing an important
role in society. He said that he
believes taking care of the envi-
ronment is "not just important
for the tourists, but its impor-
tant for all of us."
According to Mr Darling, the
downtown area is not in need of
more garbage bins, but rather,,
persons who are "more aware
of the existing bmns, and are will-
ing to "open their eyes, just
smile, and put the litter in the
When asked if he holds any
political opinions that affect the
way he views his job, Mr Dar- .
ling said:
"The PLP is~in power right
now, and the FNM would just
follow the same track that the
PLP leaves behind. So, the only
thing that we got to do is come
together and unite, to get this
thing right."
Mr Stephen A Darlitig is from
the Englerston community, and
he can be seen, shovel in hand,
cleaning the downtown area five
days per week, from 6am to





Bolb Luck, MWember & SocieYty Lifaison,
CFA Ce~ntre .





environment clean


SCOnCCTH iS voiced

OVer fO Telgn worker s

A DISTRESSED female worker claims that the govern-
ment is allowing the Bahamian public to be "exploited" by
The worker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity,
expressed her concerns to The Tribune yesterday morning on
a bus stop in the downtown area.
The woman said she currently lives in Flamingo Gardens
area of the Carmichael constituency, and that she has been
employed as a chef for the last 12 years at the Atlantis resort
on Paradise Island.
When asked if she had any concerns that she wanted to
express to the nation, the ~mother of five claimed that "the
government allows too many foreigners to come in to reap
and rape" the country of its natural heritage.
"They selling all of our beach front property," she said.
The woman said she believes the system that exists in the
Bahamas was originally set up to exploit the majority of the
people and that little has changed since.
She also accused the government and local "big business"
of collaborating to buy products from abroad at a cheap
prices, and then selling those same products to Bahamians at
much higher prices.
When The Tribune asked whether she had taken her con-
cerns to her member of parliament, she said that m ~her opin-
ion, the MP for Carmichael, Mr John Carey, is not represent-
ing the people of his constituency vell enough.
The dissatisfied citizen demanded that the government "get
in shape" because she believes that all problems "start from
the top".
The Tribune was unable to contact Mr Carey for comment
up to press time yesterday.


Thursday, November 2"", 2006

.6:00 p~nm. Cocktails
6:30 p~m. Presentation

W~edgewood Room
British Colon~ial Hilton
One Bay Street


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-interested -in "destructive pro-
paganda" and seek to "distort
our engagement in the wider
world community.
"This service which takes
place every year is part of an
important effort within the
Bahamas to ensure that the
multilateral movement is under-
stood and is in my view an
effective counte~rp~oint o those
TreStraivie eTfibrts," he said.
Mr Mitchell also took the
opportunity to say farewell and
thank you to the Secretary Gen-
eral of the United Nations Kofi
Annan who demits office on
December 31. I look forward
to wel-cominlg he and his wife to
the Bahamas in the not too dis-
tant future. Ialso _extend hearti-
~est congratulations to the new
Secretary General of the United
Nations Ban Ki Moon, the now
foreign minister of South Korea
who assumes office on Ist Janu-
ary 2007," he said.

Chief Reporter .
WHILE the stalemate
between Guatemala and
Venezuela for a temporary seat
on the UN security council has
given rise to speculation that
the Bahamas may emerge as a
compromise candidate, Minis-
ter of Foreign Affairs Fred
Mitchell said this may not be a
realistic expectation.
He pointed out that accepting
such a position would involve
the commitment of enormous
resources in' terms of both mon-
ey and personnel which at the
present time, the diplomatic ser-
vice is unable to manage.
However, Mr Mitchell did say
that membership of the Securi-
ty Council is something to
which the Bahamas can aspire.
In the meantime, however,
he poirited out that as the
Bahamas is not yet a candidate,

the issue does not arise.
The minister made the
remarks during a service to
mark United Nations Day.
Yesterday, however, in the
43rd ballot to designate a Latin
American temporary represen-
tative to the Security Council,
Guatemala gained 103 votes
versus Venezuela'sl78. ~- ~
Neither Venezuela nor
Guatemala got the votes need-
ed at the United Nations Gen-
eral Assembly to join the Secu-
rity Council as a non-perma-
nent niember in representation
of Latin America, Efe reported.
.The UN General Assembly
has held 43 rounds of voting
since last October 16.
Two weeks ago, the govern-
ment announced that it had
instructed its representatives at
the United Natiohs to vote for
Guatemala in their effort to
obtain a seat on the United
Nations Security Council -despite

the fact that the rest of the
Caribbean voted for Venezuela.
"You will know that the
Bahamas generally votes with
the Caricom countries in these
matters. In accordance with the
practices of Caricom, Caricom
acknowledged at its Heads of
Government meeting in St Kitts
and' Nevis in the summer that
the Bahamas would reserve its
position having regard to its
national interests, separate and
apart from the general consen-
sus. There was nothing unusual
in this," Mr Mitchell said.
The minister said it seems that
"at ~last" the Bahamian public
is engaged in what the United
Nations does and some are
interested in how the country
relates to the workoaftheUlrN.
However, he said that it is
unfortunate that there are those
who have no real interest in the
forward progress of the multi-
lateral movement but are more

*~ ~~Prior knowledge of fundraising, principles, methods, techniques and practices
is a definite asset.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the Development Offices
Master's degree preferred: bachelor's degree acceptable with relevant
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 Applicatiion Form, a comprehensive resurne and a cover
letter of interest. To expedite the appointment procedure, applicants should
request that three referees send references under confidential cover directly
.do~ta.addre~ss listed below:
Human Resources Department
The College of The Bahamas -
Ground Floor, Administration Building.----
Thompson Blvd and .Poinciana -Drive
PO Box N 4912
Nassau, Bahamas
TPiise visit our webjsite at for more information about the
College and to access the College's. Employment ~Application: Form.

~pectpctie Ap plicants

the Graduate Programm~es~ Office
Milchael Hartley Eldon Complex
Thompson Blvd

in collaboration


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The College of the Bahamas invites applications for the following post;

Executive Director, Alumni Relations andc Development
DIVISION: Office of the President
UNIT: Alumni Relations and Development

START DATE: Decembjer 1, 2006


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 iBahamas. Thle 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 Tutuire.
With a focus on. identifying strategies and implementation plans for maximizing
gift revenue for the College, the incumbent will help to cultivate, solicit and steward
:potential donors irrsupportirig k~ey areas of fundraising priority for th-E1 C'OWe
and for advancing the College's transition to university-status. Througlhthe
development of targeted alumni programming and service to graduates, the
incumbent will help to reconnect graduates and strengthen their support of the

i.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 Irange 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 ort the development and delivery of its

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
fo ndatons, through strategy based visits and other forms of direct personal

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
directionh 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 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, andl 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

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* Good leadership, organizational and people skills
* Must be honest, reliable and friendly
* Flexibility to work various shifts

* Commensurate with both skills aind experience

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Mr Sears added: "I personal-
ly know how valuable that
process of reading is because
when I was in the Boy's Indus-
trial School, I was able to travel
the world while confined in the
Boy's Industrial School."
The book by Gordon Mills is
about the life of Bahamian
sprint queen Debbie Ferguson,
who has won medals at the
highest international levels,
including the Olympic Games.
"I was inspired by the sub-
ject," said Mr Mills, a former
teacher. "Debbie was in my class
for four years at St Andrew's."
Ms Ferguson said thelbook is
not about her, but rather a trib-
ute to those who have helped
to make her the successful per-
son she is today.
Shie thanked those who

helped her along the way, not
for reward or favour, "but from
the bottom of their hearts."
SThe book was the product of
over 70 hours of taped inter-
views with the international
sprinting star. Ms Ferguson said
it was important to encourage
other young persons in the com-
munity to "bring out the best"
in themselves as that is what
life is all about.
"It is nice to be important,
but it is more important to be
nice," she said.
For David Forbes, writing his
book, Moment of Destiny, was
pure pleasure. Oddly enough,
such exciting reading was born
out of a sense or boredom.
The Clerk in the House of
Assembly recalled that he start-
ed to write the book while sit-

ting through long sessions of
parliament. Before he knew it,
he already had the skeleton
sketched for his fictional work.
"I was inspired by boredom,"
Mr Forbes said to laughter.
Mr Sears congratulated all
the authors and added that he
hoped to see more Bahamian

authors put pen to paper.
"What we have seen and
shared as a community is the
power of the creative imagina-
tion, the power of the creative
intellect. And I have no doubt
thjat some of the books and some
of the stories that we have fea-
tured will become filmss" he said.

-EDUCATION, Science and
Technology Minister Alfred
,Sears is encouraging Bafiami-
m~tfs to become avid readers, dis-
oUcvering new worlds and tap-
::~ng into new sources of kilowl-
-dge through the power o'f the'
writtenn word.
s- The minister made this call
f~~L5lMonday as he addressed a
~l-ethering at the Chapter One
~,Bookstore at the College of the
He also announced the books
selected for October through
SDecember for his Minister's
'Book Club.
:"They are: Around the Archi-

pelago: Literary Treasures from
Across the Bahamas', edited
and complied by Linda Collie,
Annamaria Smith and L~ies1
Wright (Children); The Debbie
Ferguson Story, Born to Run
(Youth) by Gordon Mills; and
Moment of Destiny (Adult) by
David Forbes.
"The three books featured
today are so unique in their own
way and they are so special,"
said Mr Sears. "We wanted to
provide an opportunity where
all the people of our country
can participate in a communal
exercise for pleasure, not for
grades, not for promotion."


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(Photo: Felipe iMajor/Tribune staff

The Management

and Staff of


congratulates the.

Stella Maris Branch on its

30th Anniversary.

We also thank you,

our valued customers, for

your continued support.

Tribune yet to receive response

FRO1M page one

when a Ministry staff member was eventually reached, The
.Tribune was told that Mrs Greene was either away from her
desk, or "unavailable." Calls were not returned up to press
time last night.
Also yesterday, Minister Wisdom told The Nassau Guardian
that The Tribune would not be allowed to visit his office to pick
up copies of the names of every individual who had been award-
ed a contract to build a government house under thie Progres-
sive Liberal Party's admimistration
However The. Tribune, mn its letter, to Mr Wisdom and ~Mrs
Greene on October 23, is not only interested in the houses, but
the development of the subdivisions.
.In its letter to the Mimistry, The Tribune requested "a list of
all persons and companies awarded contracts under the Ministry
of Housing to build and develop housing subdivisions; roadways,
or any other projects m ~New Providence and Grand Bahama.
"We are looking specifically for names of contractors and the
amounts awarded to each since the PLP took office mn May,
SMonths earlier,.Mr Wisdom had told The Tribune that the
'information it had requested was ready, and if it had a mes-
senger he could collected it that might. No messenger was avail-
able at that hour. However, by the next day, Mr Wisdom
refused to release the information.
.Yesterday Minister 1Yisdom contended that he could not
allow any reporter to see the files held mn his office as-they -
might contamn conclitaionjthat were made by the Cabmnet.
However, The Tribune had not itsked to see any private files. On
behalf of fihe pliblic it was asking for formation about the
expan' dothat bi ~s ainst the law (but) all of you (media
houses) liave the information that you are looking for. You'll
d n'tT hve arch ves? You'll don't have records?" Mr Wisdom
told he Gurdia*
The Tribune still awaits a "'timely" response to its initial
request, and will once again continue its "Housing countdown
until a response is received.

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Bahamr an Resort

Invites -application for the following job --
Experienced Cooks .
Applicant must have at least three years
experience as a Cook. Must be pleasant ahd
have the ability to work with a team of highly
professionals cooks.
IBUtlerS .
Applicants should have some certification
from a recognized Hospitality Ins~titution. Must
be able to work well with guest and other
team members. Front Desk/Food & Beverage
experience would be an asscet.

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The St. Andrew's School Foundation is committed to
its partnership with the St. Andrew's School through
its of teachers, scholarship students
and building projects. The Foundation is presently
seeking a person to lead ~its Office of Development.

The Development Officer, a full-time position, reports
to the St. Andrew's School Foundation and will.

be responsible for designing and overseeing
fundraising campaigns in support of the
Foundation's strategic goals;

develop marketing strategies and materials for
public relations and advertising;

liaise with the Principal of the St. Andrew's
School in promoting relationships between the
school and various organizations, including the
St.. Andrew's Alumni and Friends Association.

The successful candidate will be supportive of the
Mission & Phiilosophy of the St. Andrew's School and
possess knowledge and understanding of the school's
history and culture. The Foundation seeks a goal-driven
individual with strong organizational and social skills
and with experience in fundraising.

Interested candidates should send their CV anid a letter
of interest to:

Foundation Search Conunittee'
St. Andrew's School
-PO Box EE 17340
Yaimacraw Hill Road
Nassau, Bahamas

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US government.
However, since this point, contradictions abound in state-
ments made by the Bahamas government and the "world's
oldest airline "
These culminated yesterday in a flat, out rejection of the
possibility that Chalks has permission to begin ~flying to Bahami..
an destinations.
"Four words they have no licence," said Mr Anthony
Dean, chief operations officer at the Department of Civil Avi
atio Dean advised the press to consult Chalks International,
and ask them to "show their licence" as it would soon
become clear they do not have one.
On Chalk's part, the airline has explained that, following a .
one-year agreement, they plan to operate their service using
land-planes leased from Montana-based Big Sky airlines, and
that it is this company's licence which they will be flying under,
according to the Associated Press.
Mr Rajan Nair, General Manager and Chalk's Director of
Operations in Fort Lauderdale, was quoted in Tuesday's Nas-
sau Guardian as saying: "It is Big Sky's operation. They have
complete operational control:'It is their crew, their plans, their
certificate, their licence and their aircraft."
However, despite these claims, Mi Dean insisted that,
whether in affiliation with another company or otherwise,
Chalks International has no authority to begin flights to Bahami-
ai destinations, and certainly not as early as next week.
The airline was grounded almost a year ago after one of its
37 Turbo Mallard seaplanes' crashed into the water shortly
afe stake-off from Miami --- killing 18 passengers and both
Subsequent investigations identified fatigue cracks in the
main support beam connecting the wing to the fuselage as a pos-
sible cause of the deadly incident, which saw the vmntage sea-
plane lose its right wing mid-flight.
AP has reported that the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)
is still awaiting an adequate procedure to check the rest of the
aging fleet for wing cracks.


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binut ealte under tehrey oditon
of Assistant Superintendent of ?
Police Smith," Mr Evans said. ,
He rioted that the policing dis- 1
trict in Carmichael is the largest in :5~
New Providence.
In response to these various
incidents, the community has i'
stepped up security in an effort.
to protect themselves.
"Quite a bit of things are being I'
done," Mr Evans said. "Crime
watch committees are being ?i.
formed. There have been busi-
ness-watch committees, there are
patrols which are being carried
out and all these things are bemng
donie by that district."
As the Christmas season
approaches, crimes like these
are expected to rise, Mr Evans
warned, referring to the bur- ;
glary. "So \ve want to encour-
age the various communities
to form crime watch to assist
with eradicating crime and
helping with these kinds of
issues." THE suspect
Police are investigating these house


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(Photo: Felipt Major/Triburne staff)


Ces.. Law a Equity Diussion

'FROM page one
.into the cause of severe respi-
ra tory problems suffered by
some persons in the Mangrove
Bush settlement. Some of the
residents have blamed it on a
boat-building operation there.
Specifically, the group com-
plained that they thought the
inlquiry had been." one sided."
In response, Mr Christie tele-
phoned director of environmen-
tal services Ron Pinder and
reportedly requested that there
be "a full audit into the findings"
made by government officials so
Sources indicate that Mr
Christie expressed an interest in
arranging a further set of com-
munity meetings on the island,
to be attended by government
delegates, and, in addition, to
bringing Health -Minister Dr

Residents previously criticised
Mr Pinder for claiming that evi-
dence gathered by officers from
his department had indicated
that there was "mischief afoot"
on the island, to the effect that a
number of the health-related
complaints directed against a
Boat building operation there
had their roots in a feud "
between those people and its
In a letter published in The
Tribune last Wednesday, con-
cerned residents said that they
hoped the licensing authority on
the island will develop an "indus-
trial park" on the island where
the boat-building operation -

which is said to release hazardous
fumes can be relocated.
However, the island's admin-
istrator, Preston Cunningham,
emphasised on Friday that there
was as yet no conclusive evidence
that the boat-buildmng business
was to blame for the spate of res-
pjiratory illnesses.
In an interview with The Tri-
bune last week, Ron Pinder indi-
cated that he is no longer respon-
sible for the investigation, and
stated that Dr Marcus Bethel,
minister for energy and the envi-
ronment is said tobe in charge of-
investigations at this stage.
Dr Bethel has been unavail-
able for comment since last

Bernard Nottage to look into the
However, despite these assur-
ances, one source said that no
word has been heard since Ithe,
impromptu airport meeting on
a date being set for these meet-
ings, and the island is still await-
ing a response from government
on the issue as a whole before
they can move forward in dealing
with the complaints.
There have been several criti-
cisms made of the governmen-
tls handling of the issue so far.
Included in these is the fact
that, contrary to Mr Pinder's
assertions in the House of
Assembly, almost a fortnight ago,
no medical doctors have been
sent to the island to assess those
who are suffering from health

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FROM page one
Despite being shot, the man .
and his accomplice ran through
the back yard of the apartment,
jumped over the fence and heads
ed south. Police officers gave
chase in their vehicle.
"One of the men ran until he
got in the area of the Road Run-
ner Convenience Store which is
located on Bellot Road and Faith
Av~enue. It was at this point
when an ambulance was called
out and he was taken to hospi-
tal," Mr Evans said.
According to Inspector Evans,
the man, whose identity has not
been released, was conscious
ivhen he was taken to the hospi-
Police believe the other sus-
pect, who managed to escape,
was shot. However, they couly
not confirm it,
This burglary attempt follows
siic other incidents which took
place in the last week in the
Carmichael area, according to Mr
"We are particularly concerned

PlV requeSts fuller investigation

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-rZ~he Government will not
approve the Royal Oasis
sale until the property's
outstanding debts -to the
two hotel pension funds,
.hotel union and smallBahamian busi-
nesses are settled, the minister of
tourism told The Tribune yesterday.
Obie' Wilchcombe said government
approval for the $40 million purchase
of the Grand Bahama resort property,
which has been closed for more than
two years, by the World Investment
Holdings group is "contingent" on the
debts left behind by its previous oper-
ator, Driftwood (Freeport), being set-
.~r tied.
SThe two hotel uniod~ pension funds,
the Bahamas Hotel and Allied Indus-
tries Pension Fund and the Bahamas
~Hotel Indus~try Manage~ment Pe-nsion
~Fund, secured judgements last year
againstt the five companies that com-
Sprise the Royal Oasis resort.
The judgements require that alli out-
standing pension contributionsi, plus
interest and costs,' be paid -to them.

PM gives Long Island

hope on airport opening

Tribune Business Reporter
LONG Island residents are excited by the Prime Minister's
r~ceiit p~romnise thaf an 'aiihobui~centient regarding the Stella Maris
SAirport will be made soon. Mr Christie was on the island last
week, and addressed the matter then.
According to Mario Simms, who owns the Blue Chip Restu-
rant and Bar, Mr Christie promised that an announcement would
.. be made soon. He added that residents are waiting eagerly to see
if this means the airport, which is allowing limited flights, will be ful-
S- ly opened.
Mr Simms noted that Long Island's economy had suffered terribly
as a result of the airport's closure,
"We catch trouble because the tourists don't want to pay that long
taxi fare from the other side of the island. Finances are down and
we are very concerned," he added.
Mr Simms said the entire island had been affected. He said that
personally he has lost money because his restaurant, which is locat-
ed in Simms, gets a large chunk~ of revenue'from the tourist traffic
in Stela Maris, which is 12 miles away.
Another resident at a Long Island resort, who asked not to be
namedme, said that as the properties which were closed for the slow
SSeptember/October period re-open, business will be severely ham-
Spered if the airport is not fully functional.



eytrheed3 s
pension funds
served writs
on the five
companies via
the Provost
Marshall of
Freeport 's .
S u p r eme WILCHCOMBE ;
Court, autho-
rising :the .
seizure of their goods and property y to
make good the debts.
Effectively, the two pension funds
have attached liens to the Royal Oajis
and its five' companies, meaning.that
the judgements have to be' satisfied
before the dceal to purchase the resort
from Lehman Brothers' private equity
arm movestforward. Yet they current-
ly remnain "unsatisfied".
Mr Wilchcombe said yesterday of
the jtidgements: "That's all part of the
discussions between the venldor and
purchaser. They are looking at those
matters, which were cer~tinl! brought
to our attention by~ the attorney" foIir

ments totalling 51.826 million against
.the Royal Oasis companies Caribbean
Utility Company; Sunrise Property Ltd,
which traded as Crowne Plaza' at Roy-
al Oasis; DVI Co~untry Club: trading
as Vacation Club at Bahamia: DVI
Country Club trading as Holiday Inn
'Sunspree at Bahamia: and Bahamia
Casino Ltd.
~Attorneys for~ the Bahamas Hotel
Industry Management Pension Fupd
alerted government officials to the:
judgements earlier this year, saying
they would "be grateful if you would
ensure that any sale of the captioned
properties be made subject .to the
judgements being satisfied". : :
Both. the hotel union and Bahamas
Hotel and Allied Industries Pension
Fund have obtained similar judgements
against the Royal Oasis in separate
actions that also have yet to be settled.
When the Royal Oasis closed in Sep-

~tember 2004,,Driftwood (Freeport)
had left liabilities of at least $22 million.
M~uch of that money;,some $16 mil-
lion, was owed in casino taxes.
However, the resort also owed the
botel pension funds a combined $4.1
million as at January 2005, and other
creditors included th~e Grand Bahama
Port Arithority Group of Companies,
Grand Bahama Power, the National
Insurance Board (NIB),' and private
companies' oix Grand Bahama.
Mr Wilchcombe said yesterday that.
the Government would also apply pres-
sure to exisure the debts to small and
larrge Bahamian businesses were sat-
isfied bef~ore: the necessary approvals
were issued for the sale.
Yet he- indicated that the World
Investment Holdings purchase was far

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Sthe pension funds.
He added; "All of these issues have
:~been. put into a pt, and brought to
fhe attention of tepurchasers. They
have to be dealt with before any agree-
.ment goes forward. Part of the deal
moving forward is contingent on these
issues being settled."
Mr 'Wilchcombe: said the Govern-
ment would make sure" the situation
was "'fully dealt' with", and it would
not issue the necessaryy approvalsifor
the resort's sale without the judge-
ments being satisfied.
Sources -close to the two pension
funds yesterday confirmed to The Tr~i-
bimne that all the judgements remain
" 'unsatisfied", and that there has been
no contact from~ either World Invest-
:ment Holdings or ]Cehm'an Brothers
as to ho3w the debts will be settled,
T :he Bahamar Hotel Industry Man-
agement Pension Fund secured jildget-

Tribune Business Editor

THE Go r n m in t's 'hodpe
that economies grow~ th w'll con-
tinue despite the National
Healrh' .Irsurance. (NIII)
scheme's introduction is "wish-
ful thinking", an economist has
warned, as the plan is likely to
act as a new tax that will harm
the Bahaimas' conipetitiveness
and employment levels. .
Ralph Massey said: the
Bahamat faced --major barriers
to its growthh, including its high
operating cost environment and
educational system deficincies,

meaning that tbe resources the
Government planned to devote
to NHI would be better
deployed elsewhere.
M~r Mlassey; wras taking issue
writh assertions by~ Dr Stanley
Lalta. the man charged with co-
ordinating and implementing
the NHI project, who had
argued that the scheme would
Snot harm the Bahamas' eco-
nontic grow th.
Dr Lalta previously told The
Tnrrbne that similar healthcare
funding programmes had not
harmed rival economies such as
Bermuda and the Cayman
Islands. He argued that many

of the nations cited in a study by
Nadeem Esmail, of Canada's :
Frasei Institute. had continued
ro '"progress" despite having
similar funding mechanisms for
their healthcare systems.
The Government's IRHI plan
is proposing that contributions
be set at 5.3 per cent of a
salaried worker's income. This
would be split 50/50 between
the employer and employee,
meaning that each would con-
tribute the equiv~alent of 2.65
per cent of the employee's
income to NHI.
Yet Mr Massey said the
"'immediate economic conse-

quences" from thez NHIscheme
would be a 2.65 pe~r cent reduc-
'tion in salaried worker's take
h ~ome pay, meaning that the
plan would act as an income tax.
In addition. Bahamian
employers would see their mar-
gins reduced because NHI
'would operate as a~ tax, on the
employment of labour, while
income was remoted from the
private sector and placed in the
hands of an inefficient public
'"But that is the starting

Tribune Busmness Reporter
':--Association (BRE~A) could soon
13e oprtn on leve cp e i
.of "multi-listing", which would
allow-all its members wider access
,:-to properties listed by.,other
Speaking at a BREA luncheon
to discuss the possibility of intro-
ducing the system, president L~ar-
ry Roberts said it would be a huge
--:benefit to Bahamian realtors,
-.-allowing them to have a wealth of
:information about available
-homes and real estate right at
Joet Shears, of Filogixs, the
Canadian computer company that
offers the software for multi-list-
ing, was the guest speaker at the
luncheon and gave Bahamian
'r litors a condensed version of
how the system would work.
Mr Shears'company created
the multi-listing system for the
::~'Tuikks and Cacios islands to great
-.success. It ivent from 50' per cent
membership when it was intro-
duced a few years ago to 100 per
cent membership today, based on
:-its success,.
Multi-listing is an iriformation-
.:.sharing tool used- by realtors to -
:provide access to a wider array
of .available product. It would

allow Bahamian realtors a num-
ber of options, settmg parame-
ters .for:real estate searches and
enabling them to find specific
hornes with the specific details
th ey uld hve access to the
homes that other realtors are list
~`ing, :sornt~her ithan goingto6indi-
silldul co~mpaniCS. they can view
the Iinormationfrom!orie~place.
In addition, the system can be
tailored to suit their needs
through various options such as
the ability to attach floor plans,
Prices and to create special web
pages with a list of homes from
various brokers, and e-mail it
directly to their clients. It also has
the abiliri to create marketing
products for homes and open
SConsidering that 80 per cent of
home buyers want to use the
Internet for their home shopping,
Mr Shears said this' system would
be a great benefit.
Mr Robei-ts added that this sys-
tem ~would also benefit smaller
:comparties, aS it w\OUld allowr
them access to propE-rlc [tshe)
would not have, and liighliglit
their properties something
which their often-limited adver-
tising budgets may not allow.
SHe added that the system was a
way to increase the..standards and
professionalism of the industry,
placing everyone on an even field.

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Ro al Oasis

Government wignot prove~ sale without hotel

penSIOn funds, union judgements being; settled

'Wishfu thinin on NHI scheme

Multi-listing to

c.. reaterel estate

Four Bahamians gain financial designation

Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section
137 (6) of the International Business Companies Act
2000 (No. 45 of 2000) CIARA PROPERTY
HOLDING LTD. is in Dissolution. Tihe date of
commencement of dissolution was the.30th dlay of
SMIT~H of Nassau, Bahamas, are Liquidators of


Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section :.
137 (6) of the International Business Companies Act, .
S2000 (No. 45 of 2000) TIVERTON
HOLDINGS LTD.' is in Dissolution. The date of
commencement of dissolution was the 30th day of
SMITH of Nassau, Bahanias, are Li udators of

' ... .4 .a LQUTIDA q' gS~~: a ,= ..

WHEREAS, cleanliness of the physical environment has a positive effect
on people, promoting healthy conditions and creating the feeling of
well-being resulting from the pleasing general aesthetics;

AND WHEREAS, -consci~ous arid deliberate effort is required to keep the
environment pristine, as modern living generates waste in huge quantities,
demanding' that communities be fully involved in the process of waste
control and disposal;

AND WHEREAS, the Bahamas National Pride Association was orga-
nized as a nationwide, nion-profit, public education organization dedicated
to the improvement of waste handling in The Bahamas;

AND WYHEREAS, the said Association was recognized by the
~goiie~rnme~nt of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in May 1994 as an
.organization virhich could assist in the education and involvement of
residents of The Bahamas, both individual and corporate, in the process
of keeping The Bahamas beautiful;

AND WHEREAS, in its commitment to achieve its objective, the said
organization wishes to set aside a month to engage in activities which
encourage residents to take pride in the appearance of the nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the month of
November 2006 as "National Pride Month"

I have hereto set my Hand
andSel tis19th day of

Perry G. Christle



ments, financial statement
analysis, quantitative methods,
economics, corporate finance,
portfolio management, risk
management, asset allocation
and performance measurement,
The CFA charter is a global-
ly-recognised standard for mea-
suring the competence and
integrity of investment profes-
Currently, there are more
than 74,000 CFA charter hold-
ers mn 123 countries
The CFA institute adminis-
tered the CFA exams simulta-
neously at 186 test centres in 86
countries in June. Candidates
for the CFA designation must
pass a series of three, six- hoxr
exams over at least three years,

It is recommended that can-
didates spend a minimum 250
hours in study preparation for
each of the three examinations.
It takes on average a little more
than four years from initial
enrollment to the time they
'complete all the requirements
for the CFA designation.
SThe CFA society of the
Bahamas is a non-profit mem-
bership organisation for finan-
cial practitioner. As one of the
134 member societies world-
wide of CFA institute the CFA
society of the Bahamas pro-
motes ethical and professional
standards within the investment
industry and encourages pro-
fessional development through
the CFA programme.

FOUR Bahamian investment
professionals have earned the
prestigious Chartered Financial
Analyst (CFA) designation, fol-
lowing more than three years

of study, the CFA Society of
the Bahamas has announced.
Sonia Alvira Beneby, William
Blake Love, Pamela Quise
Musgrove and Lakeisha Kim-

berly Reckley- Sands will be
awarded the CFA charter in a
ceremony hosted by the
Bahamas Society on Thursday,
November 2, at the British
Colonial Hilton.
Matt Orsagh, CFA senior
policy analyst with the CFA
Centre, for Financial Market
Integrity, will attend and deliv-
er the key note address.
D~avid Slatter, president of
the CFA Society of the
Bahamas, said the CFA desig-
nation is the hallmark of excel-
lence in the global investment
"It is well recognized that
individuals who have earned the
CFA charter have made per-
sonal commitments to an inten-

sive study programme and eth-
ical standards of professional
behaviour," Mr Slatter said.
Thecfour new CFA charter
holders bring the total number
of CFA charter holders in the
Bahamas society to 41. They
include portfolio managers,
investment advisers and other
investment professionals. The
chapter here was founded in
Administered by the CFA
Institute, the CFA programme
is a college graduate-level, self-
study curriculum and series of
examinations that test candi-
dates around the world in ethi-
cal and professional standards,
equity,' debt and derivatives
analysis, after native invest-

Sthe country's principle export industries
and emnployment.........
"Dr Lalta's 'wishful thinking' is that eco-
nomic growth will occur despite NHI, and
such growth ivill mask its adverse econom-
ic consequences."
Dr Lalta had previously said that all the
country case studies cited in the Esmail
report, including Japan, Australia, Singa-
pore, France and Switzerland, had health-
care systems that were funded by contri-
butions from employers and employees.
He said that in Japan, contributions were
set at 10 per cent of a salaried worker's
income, and split evenly between employer
and employee. In France, contributions
were set at 14 per cent, with 13 per cent
paid by the employer; and in Singapore,
the rate was 12 per cent, again split evenly
between employee and employer. Australia
relied heavily on taxes to fund its health
"So, again we can logically ask: did these
contributions 'taxes' deter the economic
progress of~these countries?" Dr Lalta ques-
Comparing the Bahamas with Bermuda
and the Cayman Islands, two Caribbean
economies with similar structures due to
their tourism and financial services mod-
els, Dr Lalta said the same results were
He added that Bermuda's compulsory
hospital services-only insurance plan, in
place since 1971, required contributions
equivalent to 4 per cent of a worker's earn-
mngs, agamn divided evenly between employ-
er and employee. The government also paid
for children and the elderly.

Spojint," Mr Massey warned in an article.
:"Every trade union leader will commit to
restoring th~e worker's lost income by nego-
-tiatinga,a new agreement with a take-home
pay increase that more than offsets the NHI
"The union objective is for the employer
Sto~ bear the full cost of the programme. This
shift in the tax burden is assisted by gov-
..ernment policy that facilitates union repre-
sentation and compulsory union member-
~ ;ship, collective bargaining and bargainingg
mn good faith'. The Government wants, the
tax burden shifted to employers."
~In response, Mr Massey said Bahamian
employers faced options such~ as passing
the extra costs from NHI on to their con-
sumers by raising prices, or reducing work-
er numbers and generating an increase in
productivity per employee.
In the case of price increases, Mr Massey
said the employer was constrained in taking
this route by market competition.
He added that this was especiallyy true"
in the financial services industry and
tourism, the Bahamian economy's two key
"It is difficult for the Government to
understand this because it creates monop-
olies where costs are freely passed through
to the customer. The Bahamas Electricity
Corporation is a good example," Mr Massey
Anid he added:~ "The employer may take
a lower return on his investment and/or
--sedu~$~c~jume-hi...invetet the enterpr isen
This is not conducive to job creation.
.4 .the cease of the Bahamlas, NHI's high-
er costs will affect the competitiveness of

And on the Cayman Islands, that nation's
comprehensive health insurance package
again split the 7 per cent contribution rate
"It would also appear that these compul-
sory health plans did not reduce business
confidence, investment and overall eco-
nomic activity in these countries," Dr Lalta
Yet Mr Massey said the Bahamian econ-
omy's high operating costs were "a major
national problem", along with inefficien-
cies such as those highlighted by the Blue
Ribbon Commission's report in the Nation-
al Insurance Board (NIB) arid government
And a 2003 study showed that hotel oper-
ating costs in the Bahamas were 20 per cent
and 185'per cent higher than in the
Caribbean and US respectively, with gross.
operating profits one half and one third
"The Bahamas has major barriers to its
growth, and it would b~e prudent for it to use
scarce resources on its more glaring prob-
lems," Mr Massey said. "One of those is
education, and it is not yet clear what the
Government intends to do about it."
Urging the Government to re-examine
its prioritisation of healthcare when set
alongside education's role in sustained eco-
nomic growth, Mr Massey said: "Econom-
ic reality with respect to NHI is a strong
argument for changing the focus of the
healthcare proposal to one that concen-.
trates on the aggressive improvement in
the efficiency of existing healthcare pro-
grammes before the start of a more ambi-
tious one."

Rt. Hon. Prime Minister
Perry G. Christie


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THE Court of Appeal has
sent back to the Supreme Court
a case involving an application
by a US court for bank records
and information held by
Bahamas-based National Bank
of Canada. .
Martin O'Neill and his attor-
ney, Lennox Paton's senior liti-
gation partner, Brian Simms,
had appealed a Supreme Court
decision by Justice Jeannme
Thompson on June 23, 2006, in
.which she ruled that the court
Shad jurisdiction to grant an
application by the Attorney
General's Office for an order
giving effect to a request for
assistance by the US courts.
The letters of request, issued
by te a 1 iitCor rft 1th
County, Florida, "sought to
Shave National Bank of Canada
'''.International provide to the
Attorneyi General authenticated

Notice is hereby given of the loss of Bahamas Government Registered Stock

NOTICE is hereby given that BENETT SAINTANGE OF #78
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
tnhaura iato s ol nontn segr neda sulwhs gse wrotn/
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 25TH day of OCTOBER,.2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7197,
Nassau, Bahamas.

I intend to request Thne Registrar to issue a replacement certificate. If this
certificate is found, please write to P.O. Box CB-12838, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Twenty intermediaries from
the US and Europe, specialising
in private wealth management
and the funds industry, will be
in Nassau this week for in-depth
meetings and presentations on
the country's financial services
Bahamas Briefing, hosted by
the Ministry of Fin~ancial Ser-
vices and Investments and the
Bahamas Financial Services
Board (BFSB), and sponsored
Sby a wide range of financial ser-
vices and legal f~irms, takes place
from November 1-3.
Vincent Peet, minister of
financial services and invest-
ments; Allyson Maynard-Gib-

Supporting agencies include
the Central Bank of The
Bahamas, the Ministry of

Tourism and The Abaco Cub
on Winding Bay.

Gottardo; Butterfield Bank
(Bahamas); Butterfield Fund
Services; Credit Agricole Suisse
(Bahamas); Credit Suisse (
Bahamas); Ernst & Young;
FirstCaribbean International
Bank ( Bahamas); Graham,
Thomspon & Co; Higgs &
Johnson; Klonaris & Co.;
Lennox Paton; McKinnney,
Bancroft & Hughes; Oceanic
Bank & Trust Limited; Pictet
Bank & Trust; Royal Bank of
Canada Trust' Company
(Bahamas) Ltd.; SG Hambros
Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Lim-
ited; Swiss Financial Services;
SYZ & Co. Bank &r Trust; and
Templeton Global Advisors.

son, Attorney General and
Minister of Legal Affairs; Sen-
ator James Smith, minister of
state for finance; and Wendy
Craigg, Governor, Central Bank
of the Bahamas, will be address-
ing the group over the two-day
Hilary Deveaux, executive
director of the Securities Com-
mission of the Bahamas;
Michael Foot, Inspector of
Banks & Trust Companies,
Central Bank; and Michelle
Martinborough, Legal Counsel
from the Securities Commis-
sion, also will be making pre-
Wendy Warren, BFSB's chief

executive and executive direc-
tor, said: "By hosting interme-
diaries in the Bahamas, we have
the opportunity to expose these
individuals to all facets of our
industry and to senior govern-
ment, regulatory and industry
leaders whom they would.not
necessarily ever have a chance
to md~et,
"At the same they share with
us information that: we need to
consider to ensure that we con-
tinue to meet their emerging
requirements and those of the
clients which they represent."
Corporate sponsors of
Bahamas Briefing's include:
Ansbacher Bahamas; Banca del

applied to have it discharged
"on a number of grounds,
including that the court did not
have the jurisdiction to grant
the order".
Justice Thompson ruled on
June 23, 2006, that the court did
have jurisdiction to grant the
order, Mr O'Neill having
applied to have this issue dealt
with first before the other
grounds in his application were
dealt with.

He then appealed solely on
the jurisdiction issue, but the
Court of Appeal struck this out,
remitting the matter to the
Supreme Court fjr trial on the
full aspects of the case.

and complete copies of certain
documents" relating to Mr
The letters of request were
issued on May 15, 2005, and the
Attorney General applied for
them to be given effect under
Chapter 66 of the Evidence
(Proceedings in Other Jurisdic-
tions Act) 2000.
The order was granted on
October 26, 2005, but on
November 23, 2005, Mr O'Neill

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Bank records request back to Supreme Court

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NOTICE is hereby given that ERMANCIA PIERRE OF
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 clays
from the 1ST day of NOVEMBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Petition was on the 5th day
of April, A.D. 2001 presented by the Petitioner, Mr. Juhian W.
Francis, in his then capacity as Governor of the Central Bank of
The Bahamas, of Frederick Street, P. O. Bog 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. mn the forenoon or so soon thereafter as the Petition
canl be heard.

Any creditor, or contributory of the said Company desiring to
support or oppose the making of an Order ori the said Petition may
appear at the time of the hearing in person or by counsel for that
purpose. A copy of the said Petitioil 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 inteixtion so to do. The Notice must state
the namne and address of the person, or if a firm, the name and
address of the firm and ritust 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,

Financial Institution is seeking an
Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist

-Strong Communication (Verbal & Written),
Time Management and Interpersonal SkillS

Perform rec option duties in an efficient '
professional and courteous manner

-Ability to multi-task and perform clerical
tasks as assigned

-Knowled e of Microsoft Office 2003

Knowledge of Basic Accounting Skills and
the use: of Account software a pluS
Please mail resumes to P.O. Box SS`-19051

NOTICE is hereby given that WILEM CHARITABLE OF
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 25TH day of OCTOBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


ST., P.O.~ BOX CB-12401, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registrationi/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 1ST dlay of NOVEMBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

esco. ,a

Has a vacancy for a
Sales & Marketing Project Director:
-Responsible for onsite coordination of sales, sales administration and
-Achievement of targeted sales volume and maintaining inventory.
-Develop futur(MVCl experience preferred) managers and implement
self developed program -
-Implementation of tour eliciency and building of strong team values
-Forecast and budget annual sales targets.
-Ensure communication, between personnel and others
-Excellent communication listening and organizational skills
-Strong leadership skills
-Minimum 5 years marketing vacation ownership
-Minimum 5 years marketing in management of sales, marketing and lor
-College degree preferred, but not required.
Please Send Resumes to:

Attn: HR Director
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
P.O. Box AB2057
Mash Harbour, Abaco

Fax: 2412-367-0077

Unpaid. debts obstacle

10 Royal Oasis purchase

Pricing Information As Of:
Tuesday. 31 October 200 6
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX. CLOSE 1,651.341 CHG 01.19 / %CHG OO 07 1 YTD 300 83 / YTD 4. 22.268
92. t-n *.*.l- -Lous Seconl ly Prevaouj Close Tooam 5 Close Change C'jl.:1 .:. EPE 1 D.. f P.E liell
!F- ..eo a~c aus 1 02 1,7 0 0 0 1, N00 C' (0: 00
12.05 10.23 Bahamas Property Fund 11.00 11.00 -0.00 1.627 0.380 6.8 3.45%
7.75 6,90 Bank of Bahamas 7.75 7.75 0.00 0.802 0.330 9.7 4.26%
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 1.65 1.65 0.00 0.168 0.060 9.8 3.64%
1.49 1.10 Fidelity Bank 1.31 1.31 0.00 0.188 0.050 7.0 3.82%
9.90 9.05 Cable Bahamas 9.90 9.90 0.00 1,700 0.659 0.240 15.0 2.42%
20.2 9 O0 C mmo~n alth Bank 1 831 1 892 0.0 5,556 O 946 O 60 3 .6 O.4
6 26 4.2 isoonsdate Water BDRs 56 5 5.6 -0.7 4,000 0.05 471 080%
6.2 4 650 F mguard 6175 1 .03 .12 5,500 0 428 O 240 1413 8%
14.00 9.90 FirstCaribbean 14.00 14.00 0.00 0.927 0.550 15.1 3.93%
11.65 9.25 Focol 11.65 11.65 0.00 0.885 0.500 13.1 4.31%
1.15 0.95 Freeport Concrete 1.00 1.00 0.00 -0.170 .0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 8.49 ICD Utilities 8.49 8.49 0.00 0.532 0.270 16.0 3.18%
9.10 8.65 J. S. Johnson 8.70 8.65 -0.05 1,050 0.527 0.560 16.4 6.47%
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 10r 00r? Premier Real Estate 10 00 10.00 0.00 1.291 0.195 7.7 1.95%
,z .,_,, ->-LO.. 5,rr~tool ildelity Ovei-The Counter a~url :e L-q,.lESS D d ~
14.0 .1L.L5 iarnamas Supermarkets 141.6i' 15 60 14 00~ 1 925 1 320 8 1 9 Od%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.54l 0.20 RND Holdinas Sa OverThe 05a5une 0eu.00 -0.002 O.0 OO(,- 0. e
43.00 28.00 ABDAB 41.OG 43.00 41.00 2.220 0.000 19.4 0.00%/
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.360 8.0 2.57%
n qn O ?5 RIND Holdinas O.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Dilv $ Yield %
1.3119 1.1892 Colina Money Marktet Fund 1.311922*
2.9515 2.4766 Fidelity BahamasG & I Fund 2.9515***
2.4687 2.2671 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.468721**
1.1970 1.1395 Colina Bond Fund 1.196970"***
- >i3garg a wat t;P 31.33%6 1 2005B 2856.0% 1.
52 k-Hi Hgh st closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 20 ober 2006
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week 30 Sepmber 2006
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported eamings per share for the last 12 mths
Da)iy Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value *** 30 September 2000
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
:- L .;r- -...., L =. .v = I IJr Ir.= " ... 12 n _nt.."sr ..g FINDEX~j . Trefu ls a... :: 3, is.a. 9 o* 30 5eptembel 2006

containing 11,175 Sq.Ft. situate, on the
N~orthern-Eastern junction of Peter and W~est
Streets in the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959


of the Rose H. Sturrup nee Newman


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

ALL THAT Parcel of land containing 11,175 Sq.Ft.
situate on the Northern-Easterntjunction of Peter and
W~est Streets in the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Baharmas,.

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

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

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

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

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

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

#10 Petrona House
Fowler Street off East Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorney for the Petitioner


FROM page 1B

from complete, with the buyer
group still in negotiations with
Lehman Brothers' private equi-
ty arm, and yet to reach the gov.
ernment approval stage.
Mr Wilchcombe said of the
deal's prospects: "We're hope-
ful, but until it's actually signed,
we don't want to be too opti-
mistic. But optimism is still
there: They've made us fully
aware of what's going on."
The Florida-based group
world Investment Holdings
LLC, signed in August a deal

in principle to acquire the Roy-
al Oasis, and had hoped to com-
plete the purchase last month.
The group's chairman, Keith
St Clair, said last week, though,
that they were hoping to con-
clude in November, with the
due diligence process completed
and changes in the investors
behind the bid.
Seyedl Moghani, an investor
in the group, told The Tribune
in August that World Invest-
ment Holdings planned to
invest at least $170 million to
upgrade the resort to five-star
He added that the group was

waiting on Lehman Brothers to
produce evidence of clear title
to the Grand Bahama resort
before the deal closed.
Apart from Mr Moghani and
Mr St Clair, who is chief exec-
utive of Coral Gables-based
Internet travel agency, Trave-
Leaders, World Investment
Holdings initially included a
father-and-son duo who are
both called Fernando Alvarez,
and Idalberto Rodriguez.
The two Cuban-Americans
are said by sources to be close
to Gerardo Capo, the develop-
er behind the Bimini Bay resort
project. Mr Capo is understood
to have vouched for their cre-
dentials to the Government,
and his attorney, Va'~lentine
Grimes, is also the attorney for

World Investment Holdings' -
Bahamian partner is Lawrence
Chisholm & Associates, an
architectural and planning firm
based on Elizabeth Avenue in,
Nassau. The company will be
the lead architect and planner in
the investors' bid to revive the
Royal Oasis, once the deal is
Uncertainty about World:
Investments Holdings' ability
to complete the purchase has
abounded mn Grand Bahama,
with both Mr Moghani and Mr
Wilchcombe striking less than.
optimistic tones several weeks
It is clear that any sale
remains a work in progress and
is still some way from comple-
tion, although it has not fallen


Commonwealth of The Bahamas
In The Supreme Court
Equity Side


I I r II


To work full time, thorough knowledge of AutoCad, basic
background in and ability to prepare Arc~hitectural
Drawings and experienced in Electrical Schematics and Drawings

Please Forward Resumes To:

111 Shirley Street
P.O. Box N-4806
Nassau, Bahamas
Phone: (242) 322-8941

-Publicaxs speaingprefrre

-Gnrtinadexbeultion ofaanale busrriness la
-Sxelfgnrtiona of bistnes hog eer and vra umncl othe perlsonal):ll'"
-Exceptional skills n ong rag get tiinl antnc
-Cobllsege degre preferred

Pleeraseo Snd xesuestio: fnana uiespa

NOTICE is hereby given that RAYMOND TONDO OF
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality ahd
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 1ST day of NOVEMBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

_ IIl---ls~L


Pilot House Management Company offers for sale by virtue of liens registered
against the hereafter described Condominium Units and the power of sale vested
iti the Condominium Association pursuant to the provisions contained in the Law
of Property and Conveyancing (Condominium1) Act 1965.

Unit No 102 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
Unit No 207 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
Unit No 208 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
Unit No 307 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
Unit No 308 2 bedroom's / 2 bathrooms
Unit No 401 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
Unit No 507 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

All offers should be in writing and tendered in sealed envelopes by Wednesday,
November 15, 2006 to Pilot House Management Company.

These sales are subject to a reserved price, and the right is reserved to reject any
or all tenders.


The Education Loan Authority is a quasi government corporation established under the Education Loan
Authority Act 2002, charged with the responsibilities of raising monies for the Education Loan Guarantee
scheme established under the Education Guarantee Fund Act 2001

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of Financial Officer
in the Education Loan Authority on a three (3) years contractual basis.

Bachelor's Degree in Business, (with a major in accounting);
At least five (5) years job experience in accounting;
Knowledge and ability to apply accounting;
A formal accounting designation will be an asset;
Review and analyze financial reports provided by our agent and affiliated committee;
Provide overall direction for accounting, budget and cash forecast;
Prepare and post journal entries;
Reconcile accounts;
Coordinate the annual external audit;
Any other job that may be assigned from time to time by the Board or the Chief
Administrative Officer;

The position reports to: The Chief Administrative Officer
The Salary range for the post is $30,900 x 700 $37,600 per annum.

Interested persons are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and. documentary evidence of
qualifications and three (3) references to the Education Loan Authority, P.O. Box SS-19039
Nassau, Bahamas
Deadline: November 10, 2006
No telephone calls wrill be accepted


A manufacturing entity located on the western tip of New
Providence, is presently seeking the following:


1, Supervise and train Packaging staff.
2.~ Ensure that the daily production targets are met within the set
quality standards.
3. Ensures proper packaging of Brewery's products.
4. Assist Technicians with their operational difficulties and problems.
5. Ensure that all assigned administrative duties are completed
on a daily basis.
6. Ensure that the visual product quality is according to

1. Associate Degree and or equivalent with GCE/BGCS Maths,
2. English and in one of the sciences.
3. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets.
4. Must be mechanically oriented.
5. Must have excellent administrative and human relation skills.

1. Must be a team player that is willing to support the efforts of the
team or any team member.
2. The successful applicant should be able to act on his or her
own initiative with no supervision.
3. Must be one that takes the initiative to find new opportunities, improvements
or methods and acts on them.
4. Must have good communication skills
5. Must be willing to work shifts.

A competitive salary, performance related compensation, career related training
and a competitive employee benefits package are all available to the successful

Interested persons should submit a current resume and cover letter to the
address below no later than
Wednesday. November 8th. 2006:

Human Resources Manager
Commonwealth Brewery Limited
P.O.Box N-4936
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 1-242-362-4793



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Attn: HR Director
The Abaco Club on Winding, Bay
P.O. Box AB2057
Mash Harbour, Abaco
;:or :
Fax: 24-367-0077

Conrsumer conmdence

ediesdown in Ocobe

Copyrighted Matenial

Available from Commercial News Providers



Calva yDeliver ance

SCLOCKWIi\; SE f~ro-m
top left: Nine-lear old
Kenneth Pro~sper' per-
forma f1 ront handspring
.aubl: lmnnasts comper-
ing atr the Halloweern
Spookltjcular are all
smiles at the etent: Toni-
La Jo:hnjon shows gre~at
FoSltloninp on the~ Unclen



Macedonia 2
New Bethlehem 2
Golden Gates No.1 1
Mt. Calvary 1
Mt. Tabor 1

Transfiguration 3
Calvary Bible 3
Calvary Deliverance 3
Temple Fellowship 2
Golden Gates 1
Faith United 0~

L .Pct GB

attack as he went 2-for-2 in
the rally with an RBI dou-
ble and a two-run homer.
Jayson Clarke also finished
with a perfect day, going 3-
for-3, including two singles
and two runs in the rally.
Brad Wood Jr. went 2-
for-3 with a solo homer;
Floyd Mackey was 2-for-2
with an RBI double and
two run homer; Glen
Clarke was 2-for-2 with an
RBI single and a solo
homer; Selwyn Dean had a
solo homer and Oswald
Rolle had one hit, scoring
SCollin 'Troppy' K~nowles
suffered the loss on 17 hits.

SMacedonia 9, New
Bethlehem 8 (Men): Ken
Forbes had a two-run
domer and WilllawrdhE Hrot

runs in the third inning to
get past New Bethlehem.
Ray Johnson had one hit
with a pair of walks, scor-
ing two runs and he came
in relief of starter Harold
'Banker' Fritzgerald in the

third to preserve the win
for Macedonia. Prescott
Wilson also scored two
runs and Fritzgerald and
Carson Collie walked and
doubled, scoring a run
New Bethlehem got a
grand slam home run.from
Alcott Forbes in the sec~
ond to take a 7-1 lead, but
they didn't have the
defence the rest' of the way
to hold off Macedonia's
gallant comeback.
Preston Cartwright had a
pair of hits, scoring as
many runs in the loss as
well. Val Munroe suffered
the defeat on the mound.

Here's the games sched-
uled for Saturday at Jean
Street: 10 a.m. Trainsfigu-
radionmns Fait Un led (

Noon St. Paul's vs Mt. Cal-
vary (M); 1 p.m. Temple
Fellowship vs Faith Unit-
ed (M); 2 p.m. Golden
Gates No.1 vs Macedonia
(M); 3 p.m. Golden Gates
vs Transfiguration (Co-ed).

onto a one-hit shut-out as
Calvary Deliverance did a
number on youthful Faith
United in three innings via
the ten-run rule.
Stubbs had retired the
side 1-2-3 in the first two
innings and had one out in
the third when Shaquille
Burrows broke up the per-
fect game with a bunt sin-
gle. That was followed by a
walk by Andy Deal.

But on two consecutive
force plays at third, Cal-
vary Dehiverance bowed on
their wealth of experience
to keep Faith United scor~e-
Stubbs helped his own
cuse by g hng 2- or-3 hn h

second inning that put t~e
. game out of reach.
Calvary Dehiverance had
the game secured from the
first inning when they bat"
ted around the clock, scor"
ingBM) runs ondas mnyd h tse


CALVARY Deliverance
whitewashed Faith United
16-0 to climb into a three-
way tie for first place in the
Rev. Dereck Munroe men's
division in the Baptist
Sports Council's 2006 Soft-
ball League.
With their victory on Sat-
urday at the Charles W.
Saunders High School,
Jean Street, Calvary Deliv-
erance kept their hopes
alive for the pennant as
they pulled even with
Transfiguration and Cal-
vary Bible
Meanwhile in the Dea-

dviin, Mc deobni amBs
tist got in contention for a
playoff spot as they rallied
fackti ip NewmB thle-

aHmeer's a summary of the
two games played:
MCalvary Deliverance
16, Faith United 0 (Men):
Danny Stubbs missed a
perfect game, but he held


Golden Gates
St. P'aul's
Mace dnia
Mt. Tabor


Mr d figraation
Faith United

Golden Gates
Faith United

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Junior Sports Reporter
THE' ElectroTelecom
WTildcats are' on the prowl.
hurillnt! for their jeve~nth -
round robin title and qitali-
fying spot for the national
The Bahamas SofibaUl Feti-
aeration's round robmn tourna
ment is set for this w~eeke~nd,
November, 2nd-5th, in
Freeport, G~rand Bahama.
The tournament is being
played in Grand Bahanta
since the field at the Balliou
Hills Sporting Complex is still
being repaired.
The top teams, in both men
and women, will take part
hoping to qualify for.thie
National Championships, set .
for Novemhber 17th.
But~ the Wildcats, repre-
senting the New Providpnce .
Softball Association (NPSA),
are already claiming their
spot for th~e National Cham-
pionships, saying that the
rouhd robin is only a small
step they will1e'ap over to be
crowned national chanipibns
Mary Edgecombe, ~Wild-
cats' ace pitcher, sent a warn-

iifieg MWILDCATS' ace pitcher Mary Edgecombe

Nassau Nastics make great leaps at show
By KELSIE JOHNSON : ~ b'r$ lif
Junior Sports Reporter 1L .r.
MEMBERS of the Nassau Nastics flipped their way :
into the hearts of a large crowd over the weekend, in
their Halloween Spooktacular competition.
The 40-member team treated those in attendance to
a thrilling show, performing on the vault, uneven bars,
balance beam, floor exercise, pommel horse and the
high bar.
Even though the Halloween Spooktacular was being
used as preparatory show for the gymnasts, meet coor-
dinator Barbara Thompson believes that the perfor-
mance level was at an all time high.
Performances by gymnasts were on eight different
levels. Gymnasts competing on level one performed mn
three events, the vault, floor and balance beam; while
level three gymnasts added the uneven parallel bars to t
their routmnes. a
Winning the vault and floor competition for level -Uir:
three gymnasts was Eilyah Johnson, while Kristin
Smith won the uneven bars and had a second place fin-
ishing in the floor exercise.
Johnson also took the all around title with Adrienne
Bellot capturing the balance beam title.
Gymnasts qualified to compete on levels four
through eight challenged themselves by competing
on all apparatus.
Claiming the title in the level four with; a clean
sweep was Toni Johnson. Kenneth Prosper was the
only male to compete 011 a high level, taking the crown
in his events.
The Nassau Nastics team are now preparing for the
upcoming~ international season. Their local season
begins in March.
The team participate in four international compe-
titions each year.
MTONIKA JOHNSON warms up on o 3
the balance beamduith
Nassau Nastics' Halloween Spot lar r 2



Fax: (242) 328-2398

Knowles, who admitted
that the Wildcats have an.
'excellent team, noted that the
Wildcats' biggest challeiige
will come from the Grand,
Bahama team, but doesn't
warnt io count arny of the oth-
er teams out.
Islands represented at thel
round robin will be Andros,
Aibaco, Eleuthera, Exunia
and New Providence.
Knowles said: "Thelre is no -:-.
clear cut winner, all the teams
are competitive and thd.
playing field is pretty even:
"We know that the ;Wild-'
:cats are going to bring their Af -
"game, that is a very experi-
enced team, but they will be
i;challenged by .the likes of:.
.Gran d Baahama and-
Eleuthera. ."
"I don't know too much'
about the Andros team,
they're our newest' member,
but I am sure that the com--
petition level will be high.
Any team can win and.
advance to the national*.
The winners of the round
'robin along with the second
placee finishers will advance:
to the national champi-

ing. thessage to the other
Steams;, proclaiming the victo-
ry in advance.
She said: "This round robin
is~ going to be a special one,
we are dedicating this one to
Jackie Ihlose~v. a fallen solid-
er. Wec wvill really; miss her in
this one, trai'eling without her
Sis just not the same. so we are
Dedicating our win to her.
"One thing about the Wild-
cars is wet know everyone will
b~e corning for us, we know
this and we are ready;. We are
r ~ady ':or~ war, .bitt ~I doli't
:think the battle will be that
fierce, these teams aren't
going to give us too much
.troxibl~e so \ire've already
claimed~ our national spot.
''Yes our~team has charged
Somewhat, but the results are
still the same. We are still Ibe
number on~e teari. in the
country, the team to beat.
The onlyr team we might get
some competition from will
be the team from Grand
Bahama, everyone else is just
a stroll in the park for the
. But Bahamas.oftball Fed-
eration president Romel
Knowles begs the d iffer, stat-
ing thiat all teams are on par
this year.




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