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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: November 6, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
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Documents obtained by

The Tribune contradict

Minister's submission

Housing Minister Neville Wis-
dom in the House of Assembly
last week is being called into
question after housing documents
obtained by The Tribune seem to
contradict his "official" submis-
sion, revealing thousands of dol-
lars in contractual discrepancies.
In a document tabled by the
Minister dated October 31, 2006,
the Director of Technical Services
at the ministry, Gordon Major,
writes that there is no tendering
exercise for the low and middle
income homes that the ministry
builds. As a part of his minutes,
Mr Major lists various home mod-
els and their "fixed' contract
amounts, which, he says, are
based on regularised square
footage costs.
Like all of the home models
listed in the Major document, two
model homes in particular, the
OH-732 and the OH-805, have
fixed contracts amounts of
$52,920 and $79,860, respectively.
However, an "unofficial" hous-
ing spreadsheet obtained by The
Tribune,-which was not submit-

ted to the House by the Minis-
ter, shows that contract amounts
for the same model homes in
three different subdivisions, Pride
Estates, Excellence Estates, and
Dignity Gardens, are listed,
respectively, at $57,920 and
$84,800, a difference of some
Even stranger, contract
amounts on several 2005 housing
reports in The Tribune's posses-
sion, do not -seem to reflect that
the same "fixed" pricing scheme
as set out by the Ministry in the
M.or ijcpor. li.t ii pri' c- ot con-
tract amounts for the same 732
and 805 home models as low as
.$35,550 and $5S."82, rcspIciii h.
Yet, otlicia.k frtom thel MNniqu y,
in an interview which took place
at the agency on Friday evening,
when told of the documents in
The Tribune's possession and the
discrepancies reflected in the con-
tract amounts, repeatedly stood
by the figures that their minister
submitted to the House. They
claim to have no knowledge of
any other documents which could
go against what was presented.
SEE page 10

Body found in Sea Breeze area
THE body of man believed to be in his 40s was found in the Sea
Breeze area over the weekend.
Shortly after noon on Saturday, a resident of the area who was fish-
ing in the Sea Breeze Canal discovered the badly decomposed body of
an unidentified man.
"The body was near the canal and dressed in a red plaid shirt and
jeans," press liaison officer Inspector Walter Evans told The Tribune
However, the body was in a state of such advanced decomposition
that neither the man's identity nor the cause of death could be deter-
mined at this time.
Police are now asking the assistance of the public and checking
missing persons records to discover the man's identity,
Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to ascertain the cause of
death in this case.

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* A 1 ESTJET official
dances with junkano
group members esler-
day after Ihe airline
made its first flight to
the Bahamas.
(Photo: Felipg Major/
Tribune staff)
Tribune Staff
WITH yesterday's
launch of a new flight
route from Canada and a
new campaign by the Min-
istry of Tourism, the
Bahamas is set to experi-
ence a huge boom of
Canadian tourists.
Calgary-based WestJet
yesterday had its inaugur-
al flight from Toronto to
Nassau the airline's first
international destination.
The airline is scheduled
to offer seasonal flights
three days a week between
Toronto and Nassau from
November to April.
Speaking at the launch
at the Lynden Pindling
International Airport yes-
terday, Permanent Secre-
tary in the Ministry of
Tourism Colin Higgs said
that in addition to this new
service, the Bahamas has
also launched a promo-
tional campaign in Toron-
to under the theme of
SEE page 14

Anna Nicole lawyer: cronyism Former registrar

rampant, but not in this case general hits out at

Tribune Staff Reporter
OPENLY conceding that a culture of cronyism is rampant in the
Bahamas, Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer Wayne Munroe emphasised that
it did not happen in his client's case.
In the past few weeks there have been complaints by members of the
Bahamian public alleging that Ms Smith was put 'on the fast track to
receive her permanent residency as a favour by Minister Shane Gibson.
Minister Gibson has disputed this claim vehemently, stating that the
speed at which Ms Smith obtained her residency status is part of an
improved, more efficient process at the Department of Immigration.
Mr Munroe also pointed out that Ms Smith has a-letter from her for-
SEE page 14

Attempt to burn down

Urban Renewal office
* By KARIN HERIG It was suspected that garbage
Tribune Staff Reporter was being burnt nearby and that
the fire had got out of control.
POLICE are looking for per- I However, when firefighters
sons responsible for attempting to arrived in the area they quickly
burn down the Fox Hill Urban determined that the smoke was
Renewal Project office over the actually coming from inside the
weekend. Urban Renewal Project building.
Fire Services were called to the Press liaison officer Inspector
scene at 3.30am on Saturday when Walter Evans told The Tribune
residents reported heavy smoke yesterday, that Fire Services were
development in the area of the SEE page 10
Urban Renewal office. SEE page 10

Immigration Dept
Tribune Staff Reporter
FORMER registrar general
Elizabeth Thompson has criti-
cised the department of immi-
gration for the difficulties she
alleges it has created for minors
seeking naturalisation.
Furthermore, she lamented the
"different set of rules of efficien-
cy" that have become evident in
the government's handling of her
11-year-old son's application, and
the application for the permanent
residency of Ms Anna Nicole
According to Ms Thompson,
after a seven-year application
process her 11-year-old son, born
outside of the Bahamas to a non-
Bahamian father, finally had his
application for naturalisation
approved earlier this year.
However, this in itself only
came after it was publicised that.
the immigration department had,
upon his return to the Bahamas
last year, given him three months

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Ministry officials admit to the extenuating

circumstances leading to rise in homes' cost

DESPITE its 2004 claims to
provide low and middle income
families with homes valued at
$95,000 or less, Ministry of
Housing officials admitted to
extenuating circumstances that
led to substantial increases in
what it charged Bahamians to
take up residency in several of
its subdivisions.
In a January 2004 address, a
Ministry of Housing official,
while unveiling plans by the
government to build 400 low
to middle income family homes
off Carmichael Road, said that,
at a maximum, the homes in
those subdivisions would be
priced at $90,000.
Subsequently, in December
of 2004, the former Housing
Minister Shane Gibson, told
the public that maximum cost
of the 600 middle to low
income homes to be built in
the subdivisions of "Golden
Isles Village, Carmichael Vil-
lage, and Fire Trail Gardens"
would be $95,000.
However, now, housing
records obtained by The Tri-
bune reveal that before resi-
dents of those same announced
subdivisions took possession of
their homes, they had to pay
out much larger sums of mon-

In the Golden Isle II subdi-
visions (now Excellence
Estates), the maximum amount
that residents were being asked
to pay increased to $103,788.
Those in the middle ranges
paid $94,428, a few hundred
dollars shy of the intended
maximum for that subdivision.
In another Carmichael area
subdivision, Dignity Gardens
residents, on the high end, pur-
portedly turned out a hefty
$109,994, almost $15,000 more
than what was announced
by Minister Gibson and
$20,000 more than promised
by the other housing
official in their 2004 announce-
In the same subdivision, the
middle range being paid by res-
idents also exceeded the
announced figures, with resi-
dents paying $100,634.
Officials at the Ministry
attribute several factors,
including hurricanes, the need
to reinforce underground cav-
ities, and inflation as some of
the unforeseen circumstances
that contributed to increase in
the housing costs between the
time of the announcements and
the time residents took up
"When you are doing afford-
able housing," said one offi-
cial, "you can only control

what you have the authority to
The official said that cost
related to land, as government
subsidizes land, are basically
what they have authority over.
As for the information pro-
vided by Housing Minister
Neville Wisdom to the House
of Assembly last week, the cost
increase, in many cases is
$19,000 to $25,000 more than
the "fixed" contractual
amounts that the Ministry
offers to contractors to build
the homes.
In one subdivision, where it
is supposed to cost a contractor
$84,800 to build a home, the
Ministry's selling prices is as
high as $109,994.
Ministry of Housing officials

quickly point out, however,
that once infrastructural costs
are factored in, there is nothing
unusual about the difference
in building and selling costs.
But without the necessary
documentation on hand at the
time of the interview to sub-
stantiate their claims, one
senior official with the hous-
ing agency said that the min-
istry would have its director of
technical services, Mr Gordon
Major, provide The Tribune
with a detailed breakdown of
all costs which go into the final
selling price of its homes.
HOUSING Minister
Neville Wisdom provided
information to the
House last week

Ansbacher Bahamas supporting the

Bahamas International Film Festival

ANSBACHER Bahamas is supporting the
Bahamas International Film Festival as the
conipany prepares to launch its own golden
anniversary celebrations.
The support comes as the private bank gets
ready to celebrate 50 years of operation in the
Next year, the bank announced, it will
launch a number of festivities, including tra-
ditional Bahamian parties, which will culmi-
nate at the end of the year with the opening
of the 2007 Film Festival.
Ansbacher Bahamas managing director
Michael Mayhew-Amold, a barrister who has
been with the group for 18 years and was
recently appointed to the Bahamas office,
told The Tribune:
"We are delighted to be demonstrating our
enthusiasm for local art and culture. It is an
honour to be aligned with the festival and
will certainly be a great finale to our 50 year
anniversary next year. Furthermore I am per-
sonally delighted as it is a subject close to
my heart, my grandfather was an artist and I
am a great patron. I know this will be sup-
ported by our group clients, many of whom
are closely aligned with this sphere."
The Bahamas International Film Festival
features a diverse presentation of films tom

around the world. In addition to offering
films that might not otherwise be released
theatrically in the Bahamas, the festival pro-
vides a unique cultural experience, educa-
tional programmes, and forums for exploring
the future of cinema.
"The festival is a logical fit for Ansbacher
as it embraces cultural diversity, with Ans-
bacher's parent QNB established in the Mid-
dle East and Ansbacher branches in Doha,
Dubai, London, Jersey and Guernsey,
Switzerland and, of course, the Bahamas, we
identify with and delight in this same spir-
Ansbacher Bahamas has further cause to
celebrate with compliance manager Lisa Gib-
bon who was just awarded the coveted title of
"Professional of the Year" award by the
Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB).
The group also boasts the Society of Estate
Practitioner Private Client Awards 06/07
Institutional Trust Company Team of the
"We have some significant titles under our
belt and it is a pleasure to be a part of the
team here, who in true Bahamian style have
made me feel very welcome. We are look-
ing forward to a successful 2007 and making
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Labour Skills

Bank Project
Tribune Business
THE Ministries of Finance
and Labour have officially
launched the Labour Skills
Bank Project, which will pro-
vide employers and job seekers
with a databank of skills and
openings in the workplace.
Speaking at the project
launch, Minister of State for
Finance, James Smith, said the
new technology will improve
and modernise processing at the
labour exchange.
"At the same time, it will pro-
vide the government with up to
date labour force data for analy-
sis of labour market condi-
tions," he said.
The minister said the
Bahamas was now undergoing a
period of economic expansion,
spearheaded by foreign direct
investment and tourism-relat-
ed expansion in New Provi-
dence and throughout the Fam-
ily Islands.
Mr Smith said: "Those invest-
ments will create a demand for
a variety of jobs, and potential
employees and employers
would now be in a position to
engage each other via an elec-
tronic Labour Skills Bank."
Mr Smith said this particular
project could prove to be one of
the more significant and practi-
cal components of the Bahamas
Government On Line (BGOL)
initiative, a project which seeks
to provide citizens with greater
access to government informa-
tion using information and com-
munications technology.
He explained that the BGOL
initiative will ultimately re-engi-
neer business processes within
and across government to
improve efficiency in govern-
ment administration by adopt-
ing a "whole-of -government"
Mr Smith said the project was
of great significance because of
the tremendous impact it is like-
ly to have on the Bahamian
community on both the indi-
vidual and corporate levels.
Labour Minister Shane Gib-
son said he is often faced with
the difficult challenge 'of pr6-
viding work permits to expatri-
ate workers, not necessarily
because of the unavailability of
qualified Bahamians, but
because available qualified
Bahamians have not registered
with the Department of Labour.
Now, he said, the process was
available for all Bahamians
through computer access.
"The skills bank is unique to
us. It can also assist potential
investors with information
needed for their planning
process," Mr Gibson added.
Using the skills bank, persons
seeking jobs will be able to list
their qualifications and skills at
the Department of Labour via
computer. They would be able
to search the data bank for jobs.
Similarly, employers can regis-
ter vacancies and their qualifi-
The skills bank will obviate
the need for clients to physical-
ly visit the Clarence A Bain
Building to obtain labour force




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Man charged
with having
sex with
young boy

Warning of seafood collapse

sparks call for conservation

A 35-YEAR-OLD Exuma
man charged with having unnat-
ural intercourse with a 15-year-
old boy was arraigned in mag-
istrate court on Friday.
It is alleged that sometime
in June this year in New Provi-
dence, Rudy Taylor of
Rolleville, had unnatural inter-
course with the boy. Taylor was
arraigned at Court 11, Nassau
Street, Thursday before magis-
trate Susan Sylvester. He was
not required to plead to the
charge and was granted $5,000
bail. The case resumes on Feb-
ruary 16.

Firearms and
armed men
captured by
OFFICERS of the Central
Detective Unit were kept busy
over the weekend, capturing
firearms and arresting armed
While on patrol in the Mount
Royal Avenue area on Friday at
11pm, CDU officers observed
a man walking along the side
of the road "acting suspicious-
He ran when policemen
approached him, soon disap-
pearing through one of the
area's side roads.
However, while running from
police, the man accidentally *
dropped a handgun.
Police retrieved the weapon,
discovering it to be a 9mm
revolver loaded with eight bul-
The search for the suspect is
Just 15 minutes before this
incident, at 10.45pm on Friday,
CDU officers arrested an armed
20-year-old man in the Fox Hill
The man was in possession of
a sawed-off shotgun at the time
of his arrest.

Couple are
robbed of
cash by
armed men

CABLE Beach police were
called to assist after a crime on
the weekend when they arrest-
ed an armed robber.
According to reports, a cou-
ple were walking in the area of
Goodman's Bay on Sunday at
2am, when they were accosted
by a group of "three dark males,
one armed with a gun."
The group of men robbed the
couple of cash before fleeing
the area.
Police from the Cable Beach
police station were alerted to
the incident and apprehended
a 30-old-year man from Bain
Town as one of the suspects in
the case shortly after.

warning is
issued after

FOUR residents of a Sunset
Park home are reported to be in
stable condition in hospital after
they were all discovered inside
.their home in an "unconscious
state" early Thursday morning,
according to police.
The discovery was made
sometime around lam Thurs-
day. Police say they believe that
these persons may have inhaled
fumes from a generator while
in an enclosed environment.
As a precautionary measure,
police are now warning persons
to be wary of fumes while in
enclosed areas.
"If you find yourself in an
enclosed environment where
there are fumes from either
petroleum or cooking gas, you
should open windows and doors
to allow the odour to be extract-
ed from the air and it also min-
imises the chances of an inci-
dent occurring," said Inspector
Investigations are continuing
into the incident.

announced an extension of the
ban on the Nassau Grouper,
while earlier in the year, fur-
ther limitations were placed on
crawfish hauls.
However, she emphasised
that if the government's effort is
to be truly effective, it must be
extended "across the board."


According to the report, the
removal of even one species
from the ecosystem can have a
devastating effect on the health
of the system as a whole.
As such, the group called on
governments to "make a "shift
from single species management
to ecosystem management" in
dealing with the issue.
Ms Duncombe said: "It's
important to (place restrictions
on) grouper and crawfish but
we need to do it to conch,
whether that's extending the
season or increasing the size of
the conchs whatever is the
best method considering the
biology of that species to pre-

serve that species."
According to Ms Duncombe,
pollution should also be of seri-
ous concern in the Bahamas.
One of the major sources of
ocean pollution is from faulty
septic tanks, she said.
"If septic tahks are not work-
ing properly sewage seeps into
the ground. Because we're in
limestone, that sewage will get
into the water."
This can then go on to cause a
phenomena known as "algae
blooms", which can in turn suf-
focate reefs which are fun-
damental to the ecosystem's
She called on members of the
public to take personal respon-
sibility for the environment by
seeking to get their septic tanks
checked for leaks.
"The issue of the environ-
ment is everyone's responsibil-
ity," she said.
"We can't eat live and
breathe on this planet without
taking responsibility. Unfortu-
nately too many people don't
make that connection," she

Tribune Staff Reporter
IN light of a study pub-
lished this week that claims
that seafood populations
could collapse completely
by 2048, a local environ-
mentalist has said that now
is the time for the Bahamian
government and the indi-
vidual to do more to'pre-
serve marine resources.
In a report in Friday's
issue of the journal Science,
a team of ecologists and
economists warned of the
impending worldwide
marine population collapse
and called on governments
to introduce "better man-
agement" of fisheries, and
"tighter control" over pol-
luters if the depletion is to
be abated, the Associated
Press reported.
The report's results.-
based on a comprehensive
review of a large quantity of
relevant data over a period
of four years were
described by those involved
as "shocking and disturbing."
"Whether we looked at
tide pools or studies over
the entire world's ocean, we
saw the same picture emerg-
ing. In losing species we lose
the productivity and stabili-
ty of entire ecosystems,"
said the lead author Boris
Worm of Dalhousie Uni-
versity in Halifax, Nova Sco-
tia, according to AP.
Assessing government's
stance on this issue, envi-
ronmentalist and founder of
reEarth, Sam Duncombe,
said that the government
should be praised for taking
"steps in the right direc-
Last week, minister for
agriculture and marine
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Wisdom misrepresents Tribune request

HOUSING MINISTER Neville Wisdom has
gone out of his way to misrepresent The Tri-
bune's request for information from his ministry.
How else can he justify his public position
that transparency is of the "utmost importance"
to him and his colleagues unless he can show
that the manner in which The Tribune is trying
to get information from his Ministry is unrea-
According to Mr'Wisdom The Tribune wants
access to the Ministry of Housing's files just
walk in, open the files and spend hours pouring
over them.
"That's improper," he said. The Tribune
would be the first to agree with him. Mr Wisdom
is fully aware that The Tribune never made
such an improper request, and yet this is what he
persists in trying to make the public believe.
"If there is specific information that you
want," he said, "then you request the informa-
tion that you want."
And that is exactly what The Tribune did -
in writing and more than once. The Tribune
sent his Ministry a letter requesting specific
It requested a "list of all persons and com-
panies awarded contracts under the Ministry
of Housing to build and develop housing sub-
divisions, roadways, or any other projects in
New Providence and Grand Bahama.
"We are looking specifically for names of
contractors and the amounts awarded to each
since the PLP took office in May, 2002," said the
written request.
Nothing could be more specific than that.
Nowhere is there a request to have access to
anyone's files. We expect Mr Wisdom's staff
to open their own files and give us the infor-
mation to which the public is entitled.
At first the minister, with a smile of trans-
parency spread all across his face, seemed to
have no problems with the request.
He even telephoned one evening to say that
the list was ready and if we had a messenger we
could send for it that evening. Unfortunately, we
did not have a messenger at that hour of the
night. And so it was agreed that the list would be
picked up the next morning.
The next morning we called to inform the
Ministry that our messenger was about to leave
for its offices. The reply was that the information
was already on its way to The Tribune. We
could save our messenger a trip. However, the
lists never arrived and Mr Wisdom and his
department have been playing catch-me-if-you-
can ever since.
By now our reporters were more than curi-
ous, they were convinced that something was
being covered up. Maybe, after all, there was
some truth in what we were being told. And so
we persisted in our request, increasing the pres-
sure, much to Mr Wisdom's growing annoy-
But Mr Wisdom, the minister who always
wants to be heard saying in' public whatever is
politically correct, became very agitated when he
learned that one of our reporters was investi-

gating complaints from recent owners of apart-
ments in Excellence Gardens, a government
housing development. He was particularly con-
cerned to learn that in front of the reporter one
of the contractors dressed down a tenant for
complaining to the press about the work he
had done in her new home.
Mr Wisdom called our reporter at the office
that evening to apologise if any of the officials
had spoken to him in a "disarranging way" -
we think he meant disparaging way.
"I believe in transparency and openness," he
again repeated. "I don't believe in anything
else, because that is not productive. So I apolo-
gise if anything was said to you in a disarranging
Mr Wisdom has even talked of wanting more
investigative reporting as long, of course, as
he can keep reporters on such subjects as youth
issues. But turn the investigative focus on him or
his colleagues and they take off for the hills
like so many jack rabbits.
And so the evening he tried to telephone our
reporter, who had gone home, and, instead of
shutting his phone down; decided to talk into the
open voice mail on the desk of one of our edi-
tors, we decided that the disjointed conversation
between him and his permanent secretary was
not only on a public matter, but of tremendous
public interest.
Their words revealed their true position on
the public's right to know.
And so, for the first time, we caught a glimpse
of the real Mr Wisdom not the smiling pub-
lic face mouthing those politically correct words
about "transparency" being "of the utmost
importance," but a crotchety Neville Wisdom,
arrogantly muttering to his permanent secretary
- "You don't have to give him no files. Give
him what files?"
And the echo from his permanent secretary:
"You know that little young fellow ain't going to
get no information from me." With Mr Wis-
dom replying:' "He ain't gonna get what he try-
ing to get..."
Last Wednesday night, M. Wisdom finally
laid information about housing contracts on
the table of the House. His attitude, and the atti-
tude of his department, has now made us so
suspicious that we are having those who know
the construction business go through the infor-
mation with a magnifying glass to discover why
the great secrecy.
We published Mr Wisdom's unintended
"message" left on our telephone because it was
of public interest.
It lets Bahamians know that all this talk of
"transparency" is just a political smokescreen,
behind which hide men who really do not think
the public has a right to know.
1uit their small world is topsy-turvy. They
have forgotten who are the servants and who are
the masters.
Come election day it will be up to the
Bahamian people to bring them back to reality,
stand them on their feet and point them in the
right direction.

A response to

Raynard Rigby

on press release

EDITOR, The Tribune.
Please allow me space in
your newspaper to address
Raynard Rigby.
Raynard Rigby,
After reading your despi-
cable and irate press release
in Thursday's paper, the
contents thereof I find
repulsive and dishonest.
I thought you had
resigned yourself to being
still and quiet. It is obvious
that you are embittered and
It is good to know that

you read, but you must
endeavour to understand
what you read. Approach
all written articles and
books with an open mind.
In doing this, your judg-
ment should not be cloud-
It would be wise for you
as a Bahamian citizen, a
lawyer and the elected
Chairman of the PLP, to
stop threatening the press

Where are the

real sisters who

know their role

in this life?

EDITOR, The Tribune.
OH HOW the world has changed for more material
gain, money and greed. Where are the real sisters who
know their role and purpose in this life?
Sisters why is it so important for you to be where the
boys are, did God create you as a boy or as a woman?
Is it right to try to change God's plan and force harsh
consequences through the wrath of God? God said he
created them both male and female with a purpose to
multiply and replenish the earth. Therefore a sister and
a sister cannot do God's purpose and a brother and a
brother cannot either.
Sisters can you only be sisters, so that the men can be
men and change this mess that exists in the world
today. A woman was created from the rib of a man to
be his help-mate and to love the man as a man.
Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed; we
need to change this world back to the way God planned
it to be. Seek God while he may be found and he will,
direct your path and we will have a better place to live
Do you remember the good old days? Let's go back
to the old landmark where we belong and live the way
God planned it.
. We can save this world by sisters being sisters who
are caring, loving mothers of the nation and builders of
our community, side be side with the fathers of the
Grand Bahamas,
September, 2006.

and maligning an individu-
al's character when they
write and speak the truth.
It would serve you better to
"be still and be quiet".
Please recall your words
when you were interviewed
at Government House the
night of Mr. Christie's
swearing in? Check your
memory, I don't want to
mortify you further, you did,
an excellent job of that on
The Prime Minister,
Members of Parliament (of
this PLP Government) cer-
tain Cabinet Ministers, sev-
eral known supporters of
the PLP party and yourself
have, in my opinion, sullied
the reputation of our coun-
try publicly, which is heard,
seen and talked about
worldwide, yet you have the
temerity to defend them
and attack The Tribune for
printing the truth? I
encourage you and all citi-
zens to exercise your right
to free speech. However, in
doing so, do so in a mature
and responsible manner.
Remember the old adage
"when you spit in the wind,
it comes back in your face."
In your failed attempt to
discredit The Tribune, Mr.
John Marquis, The Hon-
ourable Hubert Ingraham,
Tommy Turnquest, Dion
Foulkes and Zhivargo
Laing, you've shown the
Bahamian populists, Cor-
porate Bahamas, the youth
of this country (who listen
when the adults talk) and
the world that you are grov-
clling again. Ha e. you no
Please stop your falla-
cious utterances, which I
find appalling. Also, for the
sake of the good name and
image of our country and
our .citizens, the behaviour
of you and some of your
colleagues in the PLP must
Finally, note the year is
2006. Please update your
political behaviour, attitude
and mindset. The Bahami-
an populists have a voice,
an intelligent one at that,
and we will be heard.
Exercising my Freedom
of Speech and observation.

November 3, 2006

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A 43-YEAR-OLD man was
arraigned in magistrate's court
yesterday charges of possession
with the intent to supply mari-
juana and cocaine.
It is alleged that Elgin
Aulbury was found in posses-
sion of the drugs on Thursday
November 7. Aulbury was
arraigned at Court 8JBank Lane
before magistrate Carolita
Bethel. He pleaded not guilty
to the charges however was
denied bail and remanded due
to the fact that he has a previous
It is alleged that he was found
in possession of 2.4 ounces of
marijuana and two ounces of
cocaine. The drugs are alleged
to have been found in his home.
The case was adjourned to Feb-
ruary 26 2007.

Man denies
of 21 pounds
of marijuana

A 25-YEAR-OLD man of
Prince Charles Drive was
arraigned in magistrate's court
Thursday on marijuana posses-
sion charges.
It is alleged that Devaunt
Cherenfant on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 31 was found in possession
of a quantity of marijuana
which authorities believe he
intended to supply to another. It
is alleged that he was found in
possession of 21 pounds of
marijuana. Cherenfant pleaded
not guilty to the charge and was
granted $30,000 bail. The case
was adjourned to March 27,

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Pine tree cover could be

lost 'within a generation'

FOREIGN Affairs Minister
Fred Mitchell says the
Bahamas could lose its natural
pine cover within a generation
if it does not develop public
policies to protect forests.
The minister's remarks came
on Friday during a flag raising
ceremony in commemoration
of United Nations Day.
Mr Mitchell told the audi-
ence that the theme for this
year's United Nations Day was
"Desert and Desertification",
and that it was chosen to draw
attention to the fact that the
world was losing its vegetative
The minister said that the
loss of vegetation cover is lead-
ing to arable land becoming
unproductive. He stated that
science seemed to suggest that

Mitchell: forest protection policies needed

some of the problem was man
made, and therefore it could
be reversed by man.
"For us, the problem is not
yet critical, but the alarm must
be sounded that we have to
protect the environment of The
Bahamas," said the minister.
The minister described
water as a "finite resource,"
recalling how Grand Bahama
was hit by a drinking water
shortage during the hurricanes
in 2004.
Our water resources turned
to salt and our citizens in
Grand Bahama faced critical
shortages of water that
required international support
to solve."

"We know that wherever we
find the pine trees, we find a
good supply of fresh water,"
said the Fox Hill member of
Mr Mitchell claimed that
nowhere was there a more
urgent need for protection than
in the four pine islands of The
Bahamas: Abaco, Grand
Bahama, Andros and New
He claimed that this year's
theme was connected with the
country's development process-
es, because "we are continuing
to strip away the tree cover in
The.Bahamas despite laws in
place to protect certain trees."
The minister pleaded with all

Why you vex?

"I vex the water out east
rusty as I don't know what. I
mean I have to let the water,
run for more than 10 minutes
before I can take a shower or
brush my teeth. Something
needs to be done about this
quickly. This is just ridiculous I
don't want to be buying rust
remover all the time to just
clean the toilet or tub."
-Rusted out
"I vex with my neighbours.
They can never dispose of
their garbage properly and the
dogs are always toting the
pampers in my yard. That is
just disgusting and nasty. In
fact I tried talking to them and
they just cussed me out."
-Outraged neighbour

citizens, developers and builders
to make special efforts to save
the tree cover as they develop
the land, and he warned those
in attendance that "what we do
around the planet is today
affecting not only the resources
of the world, but in the
Bahamas we ought to be con-
-cerned that deserts below the
surface may develop because of
the poor management by man
of our environment."
According to the minister,
the United Nations is front and
centre in the international
effort to protect the environ-
ment. He urged the present
generation to try to take that
vision forward.

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Industrial Engineers, Manager-
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demanding that the Bahamas
government and the Grand
Bahama Port Authority assist
in bringing some immediate res-
olution to the ongoing labour
negotiation crisis between work-
ers and Grand Bahama Power
According to a press release
faxed to The Tribune office in
Freeport, the BIEMSU criti-
cised Port Authority principal
Sir Jack Hayward, CEO Sir
Albert Miller and chairman
Hannes Babak for taking a
"back seat" to the recent labour
dilemma at the Power Compa-
"It is high time for the Grand
Bahama Port Authority and the
government of the Bahamas to
lead and deal with their respon-
sibility as part owner, govern-
ment and tripartite partners in
labour to find resolution to the
two-year-old labour crisis that

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The Commonwealth Electri-
cal Workers Union (CEWU)
and the Grand Bahama Power
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nearly two years.
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reached a standstill following
several meetings with new CEO
Timothy Borkowski, who
replaced former CEO Dave
Dunbar on October 2.
Mr Knowles claims that no
real progress has been made on
settling contract negotiations
with Mr Borkowski, who he
claims is not treating the matter
with urgency.
The BIEMSU said it appears
that unresolved industrial agree-'
ments are secondary to the Port
Authority and the PLP govern-
"While all of the rumblings
are going on in Freeport and at
the Port Authority, it is evident
that Sir Jack Hayward seems to
have taken a back seat on deal-
ing with issues concerning the
people of Freeport since his
good friend and partner
Edward St George died some
years ago.
"The unions have recognized
the lack of leadership and no
resolution coming from the
CEO Sir Albert Miller or chair-
man Hannes Babak on these
labour crises waiting to burn
out of control.
"Since the general strike by
the CEWU, one would think
that port executives would have
learned its lesson not to play
background politics on the busi-
ness for the workers."
The BIEMSU said there is
absolutely no excuse for both
union industrial agreements to
remain incomplete for almost
two years.
The union warned that the
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Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Land has been
cleared and ground was been
officially broken on Friday for
the construction of a hospice
for persons afflicted with
HIV/AIDS on Grand Bahama.
Health Minister Dr Bernard
Nottage attended the ground-
breaking ceremony held at the
site on West End Street in
Hawksbill, which was donated
by the Grand Bahama Port
The Disease Surveillance and
Multi-Purpose Building project
is being undertaken by the
Grand Bahama AIDS Aware-
ness Committee in association
with The Red Rose Ball Com-
mittee. It is expected to be com-
pleted over the next 24 months.
The facility will have an infor-
mation and resource centre, as
well as, living accommodations
for HIV/AIDS sufferers, who
are often ostracised and reject-
ed by society.
Colina Imperial Insurance
executive Dashwell Flowers,
who is a member of the Red
Rose Ball Committee, said this
year the committee hopes to
raise an additional $100,000 to
assist with construction.
Dr Nottage said there is still a
lot of fear among persons in the
Bahamas of persons living with
"The discrimination and stig-
ma is what people with
HIV/AIDS face on a daily basis
in a way that many of us cannot
begin to imagine. This ought
not to be allowed to interfere
with how we face the threat of
AIDS in the Bahamas," he said.
"There are people who still
believe that we cannot work
with, or go to school with, or
share a home with, or eat a
meal cooked by people who live
with HIV/AIDS, and this is a
dangerous myth, indeed
because of fear."
Dr Nottage believes that it is
time to root out the "seed of
fear and replace it with knowl-
edge." He added that having


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* MINISTER of Health Dr Bernard Nottage attended the
groundbreaking for the new hospice for HIV/AIDS patients

HIV/AIDS is no different from
any other serious medical con-
dition, such as cancer, diabetes
or high blood pressure, from
which people can also die.
When people know the real
facts about HIV/AIDS, he said
they would not be afraid of it, or
discriminate, stigmatise, or
reject people living with the dis-
Dr Nottage said AIDS is pre-
ventable and he believes that a
cure would be found one day.
In the meantime, he said, it can
be prevented by abstaining
from sex, or having a monoga-
mous relationship with a safe
partner, or practising safe sex
by using a condom.
"It is not good enough to
raise funds and build a hospice
or educational or resource cen-
tre, education has to be to key
because ignorance is a very seri-
ous thing,, and one of mankind's
biggest enemies," he said.
Dr Nottage said that there is
need for hospices, where people
living with HIV/AIDS can live
and receive physical, emotional,
spiritual, and social support, and
"We have young people in
New Providence living in the
hospital because we can't find
any place to place them outside
of the hospital," he said.
"So I commend the commit-

tee for undertaking this project,
and for recognizing the need in
stepping forward to meet that
need, which is not a small
Dr Nottage also commended
the Port Authority for donat-
ing the land, but challenged it to
do more by providing addition-
al funding.
Colina Imperial, which took
over responsibility of The Red
Rose Ball seven years ago, has
been praised by the minister for
its commitment and relentless
contribution to people living
with HIV/AIDS.
When the facility is complet-
ed, Dr Nottage said that the
Ministry of Social Services, Pub-
lic Health, and the Ministry of
Education will have to play its
part to ensure that residents are
living in a secure and nurturing
environment; that they are pro-
vided with appropriate care,
treatment and counseling; and
that children grow up to
become productive citizens.
Beyond this, he stressed that
there will continue to be a
demand for private citizens to
continue to offer their time as
trained volunteers.
"This ground-breaking is
good news and one more exam-
ple of what I call the Bahamian
spirit and what it is all about,"
he said.

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M UCH of the
Caribbean and Flori-
da in the United States, which
usually bear the brunt of
Atlantic hurricanes, escaped the
2006 season unscathed after
years of brutal battering by
intense storms.
But, there is no reason for
A report, commissioned by
the British government, from
former World Bank Chief
Economist, Sir Nicholas Stern,
has re-enforced the dire
prospects for the world includ-
ing small islands in the
Caribbean and mainland coun-
tries with low-lying coasts such
as Guyana and Belize.
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The report says: "Millions will
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unless effective controls are in
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all over the world from the Inu-
its in the Arctic to the inhabi-
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Caribbean and Pacific."
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mentalist. Therefore, there is no
reason for suspecting a hidden
agenda in his warning that the
world is in danger.
The 600 page report is quite a
tome and it makes depressing
reading for the future of the
world if temperatures continue
to rise. Among the troubling
projections are:
200 million people are at
-* risk of being driven from their
-"k homes by flood or drought by
60 million Africans could
be exposed to Malaria if world
temperatures rise by 20C
4 billion people could suffer
from water shortages if tem-
peratures rise by 20C
If nothing is done about glob-
al warming the world economy
would shrink by up to 20 per
cent, equating to a figure of
almost US$2 trillion a year.
Developing countries would, of
course, be hardest hit with
poverty increasing, disease
spreading, trade worsening and
hundreds of millions of people
However, Sir Nicholas points
out that spending of just one
per cent of GDP per year, the
.;;" equivalent of roughly US$90
billion annually in an interna-
tional effort could stabilise car-
bon emissions at 550 parts per
he importance of sta-
bilising the emissions is
that once carbon dioxide is
M emitted into the atmosphere it
stays there and continues to
warm the planet for as long as a
century. Thus, everyday that the
emissions increase global warm-
ing is intensified and prolonged.
The report tells the
Caribbean nothing new when it
says that rising sea levels will
pose serious risks and demand
increasing coastal protec-
tion. But, it makes the point
that, in addition to small.islands;
coastal cities such as New York
and Miami in the US, Mumbai
and Calcutta in India, London
in the UK and Honk Kong and


Shanghai in China would also
be flooded.
In the Caribbean, fish stocks
would also be badly affected by
Ocean acidification, a direct
result of rising carbon dioxide
levels. In turn this will not only
affect the livelihood of fisher-
men, it will also cut the food
supply of people in the region.
Dr Ulric Trotz, chief science
advisor for the Caribbean Com-
munity (CARICOM) Climate
Change Centre, recently point-
ed out that, "warming of the
Caribbean Sea is impacting on
the coral reefs which are an
important resource for liveli-
hoods both for fishing and

he evidence is com-
pelling. For instance,
much of the 200 miles of
Belize's coral reef has been
"bleached" in the last decade
and some scientists warn it is
likely to die, a victim of global
According to Sir Nicholas

If nothing is
done about
global warming
the world
economy would
shrink by up to
20 per cent,
equating to a
figure of almost
US$2 trillion a

Stern's report, a rise of 1-oC
would bleach 80 per cent of
coral reefs.
The Caribbean already
knows very well the destructive
impact of hurricanes on build-
ings and infrastructure. It will
get worse. Infrastructure dam-
age will rise sharply because of
the combined effects of more
powerful storms from warmer
ocean waters and the power of
rising wind speeds.
It is being hoped that Sir
Nicholas' authoritative report
will have an impact on the Bush
administration in the US which
withdrew from the Kyoto Pro-
tocol an international agree-
ment setting targets for indus-
trialised countries to cut their
greenhouse gas emissions which
are considered at least partly
responsible for global warming.
Similarly, it is hoped that Chi-
na and India will be influenced
by the report's gloomy diagno-

The US einits more than
25 per cent of the
greenhouse gases in the world
and the projected increase in
carbon dioxide emissions is
attributed to the fast paced
industrialisation programmes
now underway in China and
India. By comparison, the
Caribbean countries altogether

'produce less than 0.1 per cent of
greenhouse gases, and this fig-
ure is likely to increase only
There was a time when some
countries pumped carbon diox-
ide into the atmosphere to
maintain their level of develop-
ment at the expense of others
who suffered the backlash of
hurricanes, flooding, and
Sir Nicholas' report shows
that while developing countries
will continue to experience the
greatest hardship, developed
countries too will feel the pain.
He calls for a high-degree of
international cooperation to
tackle this global problem say-
ing that the scale of the chal-
lenge makes it more urgent for
developed countries to honour
their existing commitments to
double aid flows to developing
countries by 2010.
The report declares that
"strong growth and develop-
ment will enhance countries
ability to adapt."'
This is an issue that should
be given high priority on the!
agenda of international and'
bilateral discussions between
Certainly, the governments
in the islands of the Caribbean
and regional countries, like
Guyana and Belize, with low
lying coasts should push for it to
be placed in current trade, aid
and investment negotiations
between the European Union

This is an issue
that should be
given high pri-
ority on the
agenda of
and bilateral

and African, Caribbean and
Pacific countries for Economic
Partnership Agreements.
It should also be raised by
Caribbean leaders with US
President George Bush as early
as possible and it should be a
high priority of the agenda for a
meeting planned with him for
June 2007.
The problem is real and Sir
Nicholas and his team have now
itemized the economic cost.
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However, of the 2005 figures,
officials said that one factor which
may have contributed to its dif-
ference from those listed in
Major's 2006 communique could
be the increase in the square
footage cost to build the various
"During the Gibson period,"
one official said, "the cost per
square foot was around $46, and
then it increased to $50."
Now, according to the Major
document, the ministry has
"moved to regularize the square
footage cost and (has) now
arrived at the point that all units
in New Providence are built at a
cost of $60 per square foot."
Mr Anthony Farrington, a
technical engineer with the min-
istry, said that the ministry has
signed contracts which can cor-
roborate the information on, the
documents which were made
available, to the public by Minister
Wisdom. Copies of these docu-
ments, along with data on when
building cost increases occurred,
he went on to say, would be made
available to The Tribune some-

time today.
In addition to the disparity in
the contract amounts reflected in
the various documents circulat-
ing, The Tribune also revealed
last week that additional docu-
ments, not tabled last week by
the minister, show that, in one
subdivision, 44 separate line
entries on a construction pay-
ment form were either left blank
or contained the information "No
Ledger" or "Blank Ledger."
The information missing from
these entries included the name
of the contractor, the model
homes that were built, and the
contract amounts paid out.
When asked about these par-
ticular entries, the officials who
spoke with The Tribune said that
those lots were sold to private
developers, such as Arawak
Homes or "Junior" Bethel, and
because of that, the information
may not have been reflected on
the reports. However, they also
agreed to look into the matter
and update the newspaper on
Monday with its findings.

Immigration Dept

FROM page one

to reside in the country, despite the fact that he is a minor, and she says,
had nowhere else to go.
"Shortly thereafter that he went through the interview process ear-
lier on this year, and the naturalisation was approved," said.Ms Thomp-
But the problems were not over yet, claims the mother.
She was informed that to finalised his naturalisation, her son would
have to go through a "swearing-in ceremony" at 9am in which he
would have to meet minister of immigration Shane Gibsoli personal-
ly, and shake his hand.
"This is more than inconvenient," said Ms Thompson, adding that
her son is currently in the middle of exams.
She said she takes her children's education "very seriously" and
questioned why there was not a separate out-of-hours time when chil-
dren, such as her son, and others in a similar situation could go through
the process.
"Why not accommodate children, not just mine, but all children who
are in this situation, after hours of 3 pm?" she asked. "Any minister of
government should think that education is a priority. I am not going to
send that message to my children that education isn't a priority."
Seeking to voice her objections at the department of immigration,
Ms Thompson says she has encountered further difficulties. "It's com-
pletely frustrating trying to reach immigration it rings forever and
then when I finally got (the relevant person's) extension I wasn't able
to leave a message," she said.
Currently awaiting a response from immigration about-whether
there will be any attempt to accommodate her son's schedule, Ms
Thompson questioned why, in the case of Ms Anna Nicole Smith, a
"personal touch" was evident in the handling of the process.
"I heard at the press conference that Ben Thompson and his son-in-
law gave that they alleged that the interview was also done at this lady's
home. I have not had this personal touch. I mean, hey, if you want to
make house calls, by all means, I'll accept that method," she said.
"It's obvious that there is a different set of rules of efficiency in deal-
itill_ \ii Bah.-mini mohimiii"- I have had a different experience," she
Mribson was unavailable for comment.'
Mr'-ibson was unavailable for comment.

The hunt for information over
the way the Ministry of Housing
awarded its building contracts
- began sometime in May of this
year, when it was claimed that
the agency was unfairly and dis-
proportionately awarding con-
tracts to a small'number of
"favoured" contractors.
After months of protracted
attempts by The Tribune to
acquire this information, the min-
istry's hands were seemingly
forced when an embarrassing
conversation between Minister
Wisdom and his permanent sec-
retary was broadcast orn a local
radio station and printed in the
newspaper's popular Insight sec-
In the conversation, which was
inadvertently left on The Tri-
bune's answering machine after
the minister failed to hang up
from a call he made to the Tri-
bune, the minister could be over-
heard telling his permanent sec-
retary: "You don't have to give
him no files ... Someone could
give one story to Paul (Tribune
reporter Paul Turnquest), go
wreck something up."
Reiterating that it has nothing
to hide, ministry officials said it
will provide the necessary docu-
ments to squash any discrepan-
cies between the documents that
were provided to the House and
those that found their way to The
Tribune's office.


FROM page one

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the fire to the ground floor of the
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Initial investigations indicate
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AS the general election
approaches, Prime
Minister Perry
Christie's administration seems
to be falling apart at the seams, as
yet another member of his band
appears to have been caught with
his 'pants down'.
Youth, Sports and Housing
Minister Neville Wisdom, whose
junkanoo bleachers botch-up
should have ensured his demo-
tion to the back-bench four years
ago, has apparently been fortu-
itously recorded (by his own fault)
making disparaging and belliger-
ent remarks about The Tribune's
quest for information pertaining
to the construction of government
homes and sub-divisions.
On previous occasions, Mr
Wisdom said he would provide
the information requested of his
ministry, claiming that he was
concerned about being open
when public funds were spent.
However, after more than six
months and letters of request that
were handed directly to Mr Wis-
dom and fellow 'conversationalist',
permanent secretary Leila Greene,
The Tribune was still in pursuit of
the requested documents.
Further on, in a chat with Tri-
bune reporter Paul Tumquest, Mr
Wisdom stressed that he had noth-
ing to hide. In the same conversa-
tion the minister told Mr Turnquest
that he had contacted him to clari-
fy anything he wanted to know due
to "purity of his intentions."
He told Paul that he prided
himself on being "above board",
declaring that "this minister is not
prepared to prostitute his char-
acter for politics or for money."
After his conversation with the
reporter, Mr Wisdom attempted
to leave a voicemail for The Tri-
bune, but botched switching off
his conference call button, there-
by leaving a most 'interesting'
conversation on record.
During the Wisdom/Greene
chat, Mr Wisdom apparently
avowed that the "last thing" on his
mind was to fulfil The Tribune's
request. He said that "they can
write whatever they want to write".
Mr Wisdom and Ms Greene
went on to query the reporter's
smartness, degradingly referring to

him as a "boy" and implying that
the press was not worthy of their
attention, except in instances where
they can "do things for you".
Ms Greene also claimed the
reporter was "too junior" to ques-
tion either herself or the minister.
The minister concurred, insinuating
that they should only have a
reporter that they could manipulate
- "let's still have a reporter, who
you know, let's still have a reporter
who could do things for you."
Mrs Greene also said: "The
minister trying to encourage
(Paul), trying to be a mentor, give
him a little play and he being rude.
How you gonna call somebody and
tell them you come to investigate
them.... open up your books?"

of the conversation, not
only should the minister
and Mrs Greene purchase a
grammar book, but it appears
they may have both caught foot-
in-mouth disease, having inad-
vertently indicated their intention
to give reporters the 'run around'.
With their recorded expres-
sions of disdain, these highly paid
public servants have shown their
true colours that is, that they
believe they are far too superior
to speak to any 'small fry' who
they presume are beneath them.
No wonder certain permanent
secretaries and ministers never
return the media's calls! -
After the 'conversationalists'
comments were initially disclosed,
Mr Wisdom was reported as
unreservedly saying that he was
not prepared to allow any mem-
ber of the press to access files at
the Ministry of Housing.
Mr Wisdom said: "That is
improper! If there is specific
'information that you want, then
you request the information that
you want."
Firstly, the minister knows The
Tribune has already formally
requested the information it sought
yet nothing has been produced.
But, whatever happened to Mr
Wisdom's keenness that he had
nothing to hide? Why is the min-
ister flip-flopping, telling The Tri-
bune that he will provide the infor-
mation but behind their backs he



is singing a different carol?
How is it that Mr Wisdom could
tell a reporter that he supported
being transparent and would not
"prostitute his character for poli-
tics or money", but then turns
around and tells his permanent sec-
retary that "he ain't gonna get what
he trying to get"?
How is it that Mr Wisdom
could say that he would not jeop-
ardise his character for- politics,
but thenclaim thie reporter's pres-
ence at a government-built sub-
division covering a visit by FNM
parliamentarians was "political"?
- As it relates to the expenditure
of public funds, why is Neville Wis-
dom attempting to "fiam"
reporters? I am always befuddled
when a politician thinks that the
public doesn't deserve to know cer-
tain details, becoming too self-
important and full of himself! Politi-
cians, particularly in this govern-
ment, have maintained a sickening
code of secrecy, being two-faced
and some portraying themselves as
nothing more than 'flam artists'
intent on looking good publicly.
I most two weeks ago,
the FNM accused the
SPLP of using its hous-
ing programme to "play politics".
Here, the FNM lambasted the PLP
for giving house keys to prospec-
tive home owners in the newly-
built Excellence Gardens sub-divi-
sion, saying many of the homes
had no electricity. After visiting
one of the disgruntled home own-
ers on October 20, the FNM
claimed that huge cracks were in
almost every wall and throughout
most of the flooring of the home.
The FNM claimed: "Shocking-
ly, several minutes after the tour
of the home, Minister Wisdom
travelled to the sub-division to
scold the homeowner and to
question her as to why she would
give permission for the press and

representatives of the opposition
political party to enter her home."
It was this visit to the sub-divi-
sion that Paul Turnquest covered
that had the minister on the
defensive, even though Mr Turn-
quest was simply reporting on the
complaints of residents who
objected to their lack of utilities
after months of occupation.
Due to his visit, Mr Turnquest
-was told by permanent secretary
Leila Greene that he should have
sought written permission before
visiting residents of the sub-divi-
Why does Mr Turnquest need
permission from some bureaucrat
to visit the-PRIVATE home of a
resident within the aforemen-
tioned sub-division? Who the
heck does Mr Wisdom and his
permanent secretary perceive
themselves to be?
Now that Neville Wisdom is
embroiled in another debacle, the
public may need to be reminded
that this same minister, who
seems reluctant to give the press
information on the expenditure
of public funds, was at the helm of
the ministry of culture when our,
cultural festival junkanoo -
was changed from a much antici-
pated affair to one engulfed in
controversy. _
How can we possibly forget the
bleacher scandal and, as letter
writer Kevin Harris noted in 2004,
the contract with C3 that had sup-
posedly gone out to tender but was
never publicly signed.
As it relates to the unnecessary
withholding of information con-
cerning housing contracts and the
lack of an open tendering system,
the public will begin to question
whether this is due to the govern-
ment's possible awarding of con-
tracts along party lines or to other
persons "padding" certain con-
tracts to inflate them beyond the
actual price of the job being done.

n the November 1, 2006,
edition of The Bahama
Journal, chairman of the
public accounts committee Brent
Symonette claimed that the gov-
ernment has been dragging its feet
in producing important financial
accounts, leaving the committee
with documents dated in 2003.
"Some members of the media
asked for accounts from the Min-
istry of Housing. You'll find that
the Opposition asked for those
same accounts almost a year ago
and still has not received them in
Parliament, so there are delays
all over the place," he said.
And so, how is the government
spending the public's money and
what are they hiding?
As for Neville Wisdom and his
two-faced comments, it appears
he has joined the line of PLP
political grave-diggers and "self-

assassins". Last week, when I was
notified of the minister's apparent
slip, it was astonishing to hear his
disingenuous remarks.
Mr Wisdom's attitude of enti-
tlement and intolerance, shows
that he has apparently become
"too big for his britches", seem-
ingly in an attempt to deceive the
press and the public.
With several of his ministers
becoming embroiled in scandals
and controversy, and falling like a
row of rickety dominoes, PM
Christie's political survival may
also be at stake. Mr Christie, it is
my opinion that you must request
Neville Wisdom's resignation.
(On Wednesday Mr Wisdom
laid on the table of the House the
Ministry of Housing contract sta-

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reform badly needed

M ANY politicians
were predictably
muted in their reaction to last
week's remarks by the Angli-
can Archbishop concerning the
need for campaign finance
reform. This is presumably
because few politicians want to
be the first to bite the bullet by
alienating their own sources of
financing so close to an elec-
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reforms to the Bahamian polit-
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or as overdue as the control and
oversight of big money (espe-
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electoral process. In the last
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already observed an unsettling
trend among politicians to seek
to identify themselves person-
ally (or their parties) with par-
ticular investors. This trend is
only likely-to intensify as the
scale and number of develop-
ment projects around the coun-
try increases.
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ties to come clean about the
sources of their campaign fund-
ing. Specific rules imposing due
diligence requirements as to the
sources of such funding are par-

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interests to arrogate influence
over political decisions presents
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investment dependent society.

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Do a yahoo search of
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and you may be surprised at the
lack of international media
prominence of our second city
after more than fifty years of
its existence.


The City of Freeport, Texas,
with a population of 70,000, is
close in size to Freeport,
Bahamas. It is also a purpose-
built community, offering itself
as a "city of opportunity". But
unlike the latter, it actively pro-
motes itself through the inter-
national media. Its website is
the first entry that your yahoo
search will produce. Freeport,
Grand Bahama is not even
mentioned in the first ten.
If the idea that animated the
signatories of the Hawksbill
Creek agreement was an early.
pioneering example of the spir-
it now witnessed in Singapore,
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low-up has been dismal. The
imaginativeness and boldness
with which these places have
promoted themselves over the
decades puts Grand Bahama to
Of course, if you go actively
looking for information on
Freeport and Grand Bahama,
you will find it. The Port
Authority and Grand Bahama
Development Company offer
an informative array of inter-
linked websites for the potential
investors who actually seek
them out.
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that part of the root of the.
perennial disappointment of
Freeport has been the failure
of its principals to promote it
in the way that other, compa-
rable entrepots have been pro-
moted? At any rate, one has to
wonder what portion of the
Port's income is devoted to
marketing as against pure divi-
dends to its shareholders.
These are all questions that
would be a private matter were
the Port Authority a private
company in the fullest senses of
the term. But it is not. Since the
measure of Grand Bahama's
success impacts thousands of
Bahamians and reflects upon
the country generally, and since
its principals exercise many
purely public functions, they are
inherently vested with public
Whatever new regime or set-
tlement arises from the latest
fracas at the Port, it is to be
hoped that the internal work-
ings of the body are handled.
more transparently, arid less
mercurially, than they have
been thus far. Only such
accountability can ensure the
right balance between personal,
enrichment and investment in,
the community.


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We extend our heart-felt and deepest sympathy to her dear husband and confidant,
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Mr Higgs said that while
WestJet's current service is
only expected to be seasonal,
the Bahamas hopes that with
collaborative efforts to target
Canadian tourists, there will be
an expansion of the service to
"year round" and to the larger
hub of Calgary.
Calgary, he said, would give
the Bahamas a much wider
access to the Canadian market.
Western Canada which has
not yet had any direct flights
to the Bahamas is considered
the richest and fastest growing
part of the country.
"We believe that with our
new marketing efforts and
WestJet's low airfares and com-
mitment to the destination we
can quickly reach this goal,"
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With Canadian spending on
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increased from $18 billion in
2002 to $22 billion this year,
and that country's economy
continuously strengthening, "a
more mature travel popula-
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The travel population, said
Mr Higgs, will stimulate
increased demand for more
upscale destinations such as the

"We plan to capitalise on this
and promote the islands of the
'Bahamas. Our marketing strat-
egy in Canada is to target the
more upscale traveller and to
promote the fact that we are a
country that offers unique
vacation experiences on multi-
ple islands," he said.
In a press statement, Minis-
ter of Tourism Obie Wilch-
combe said that with the
strengthening of the Canadian
dollar and with strong eco-
nomic growth, it is the right
time to re-establish Canada as a
market for the Bahamas.
"We are relaunching the
Bahamas in the Canadian mar-
ket in a way that has never hap-
pened before," he said."
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Everyday Life", which is set to
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January 2007, advertisement on
Toronto Transit Commission
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motion is aimed at targeting
those persons who wish to
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mer lawyers in which she is
advised to meet with Minister
Gibson to expedite the matter of
her permanent residency. The let-
ter is dated some weeks after her
application, Mr Munroe said.
However, the letter addressed'
to Howard Stern, Ms Smith's.
lawyer-companion, confirms a
conversation that he and Ms
Tracey Ferguson, of Callenders
and Co had that morning. The
letter indicates that Mr Stern
asked her about seeing the Min-
ister. In her letter, under the;
heading "Immigration Minister
and meeting with Anna", Miss
Ferguson replies: "I am unaware;
of this. If a meeting has been
requested, Anna should endeav-
our to meet with the Minister as
soon as possible. He ultimately is
the person who can expedite the
processing of the application. For
this reason, a meeting would be
Mr Munroe, president of the .
Bahamas Bar Association, speak-s
ing as a guest on ZNS' talk show
Immediate Response on Friday
said that this letter clearly shows '
that she was not a close personal
friend of the minister's at the time ^
she applied for her permanent
residency, and therefore could
not have been fast-tracked as a r
favour by Mr Gibson.
"Everybody knows in the
Bahamas when,you say 'that's my ,
boy'," he said.
Mr Munr'oe pointed out that if 4
a Bahamian is on friendly terms A
with someone who is head of a ,
department to which he or she r
needs to make an application, it is :
natural to take advantage of that ,
friendship to speed the process
"Bahamians, we deal with this
all the time, and it's not neces-
sarily wrong, and it happens to
me all the time. People walk up to
me and say 'look Munroe, I'm
going to send my daughter.iinto
see you about a case, I want you
to make sure she is dealt with. '
But they talk to me before the
people come to see me, so that
when people come to see me,
everything is smooth," he said.
The fact that Ms Smith did not ,
take the initiative to meet with ,
the minister, and had to be
advised by her lawyers to do so, *
shows that no favouritism took -
place Mr Munroe said. .
"We have to look at how life
really happens, and in the
Bahamas we know how life real-
ly happens," he said.

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Craftsmanship out on display

RODDIE Pinder's annual
Woodturning Show was held at
the Nassau Yacht Club at the
weekend and proved once again
to be a great success.
Mr Pinder, who grew up in
Spanish Wells and left home as

a teenager to study and work
in Nassau, Jamaica and Abaco,
has been holding his shows
every year since he returned
home in 1991.
He inherited a'love for
woodworking from his uncle,

James Lowe of Nassau, and
studied briefly with world-
renowned wood turner Rude
He works mainly with native
woods such as madeira, horse-
flesh, tamarind, cedar, lignum
vitae and cork but also shows

unusual and exotic woods from
around the world.
His beautifully turned dish-
es, bowls, vases and other pieces
are sought after by a growing
number of Nassauvians.
Mr Pinder maintains a work-
shop in Spanish Wells.

* TONY Kelly holding a tamarind mortar and pestle, Dennis
Pinder and Mike Halkitis

* CHRIS Lawrence, wood turner/jointner Roddie Pinder and
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* SHEILA Lowe, Sarah Lowe and Helen Pinder look at the
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"The Skin I'm In" one of the books recently added to the list of books in the Minister's Book

* MINISTER of Education, Science and Technology Alfred Sears speaks at the dinner
celebration in honor of author Sharon Flake at Graycliff on Thursday. Shown seated from left are
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dismay that the conflict in the
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Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega tries

to return to Nicaragua's presidency

* MANAGUA, Nicaragua
in long lines Sunday to vote
in an election that will decide
whether Sandinista leader
Daniel Ortega returns to

power, 16 years after the end
of his leftist rule and a U.S.-
backed war to topple him,
according to Associated
The United States has
warned against an Ortega
win, with Commerce Secre-

tary Carlos Gutierrez saying
aid and trade "will be endan-
gered" if "anti-democratic
forces prevail." The race is
also watched closely by
Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez, a U.S. opponent who
is hoping to find a new ally

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in Ortega.
Amid fears of fraud, the
vote is being monitored by
17,000 electoral observers -
including three former presi-
dents: the United States' Jim-
my Carter, Peru's Alejandro
Toledo and Panama's Nicolas
Ardito Barletta. Armed sol-
diers guard polling stations,
while the independent
Nicaraguan nonprofit agency
Civic Group for Ethics and
Transparency is carrying out
a quick count of votes.
While some polls opened
late, voting overall was most-
ly calm and few major prob-
lems were reported.
Ortega faces four oppo-
nents: Harvard-educated
Eduardo Montealegre, San-
dinista dissident Edmundo
Jarquin, ruling party lawyer
Jose Rizo and former Con-
tra rebel Eden Pastora. Most
polls show that his closest
rival is Montealegre of the
Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance,
a party that broke from the
Constitutionalist Liberal Par-
ty of former President Arnol-
do Aleman, who was con-
victed of corruption follow-
ing his 1997-2002 term.
Both Ortega and Mon-
tealegre appeared at a cere-
mony early Sunday called to
begin election day. As sol-
diers prepared to raise the
Nicaraguan flag and the
crowd of dignitaries sang the
nationalanthem, a man ran
by yelling "Long live Mon-
tealegre!" He was escorted
out by guards.
The race was Ortega's fifth
consecutive presidential cam-
paign. He won a 1984 elec-
tion boycotted by Sandinista
opponents, then lost in 1990
to Violeta Chamorro, ending
Sandinista rule and the Con-
tra war. His next two presi-
dential attempts, in 1996 and
20l-DTwere also failures.
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the first round with just 35



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vehicle .and driving
his wife.
Polls have show
would have trouble

December runoff. While he'
has a loyal base of support,
many voters still have bitter
memories of Sandinista rule,
which left the country in an
economic shambles and saw
30,000 killed in a war against,
U.S.-backed Contra rebels.
The balding, 60-year-old
Ortega has repeatedly said
he has changed. In fact, his
vice presidential candidate
was once one of his biggest,
enemies: Jaime Morales, who' -
served as the spokesman for
the Contras.
- As Sandinista leader, Orte-
5 ~ ga seized Morales' six-bed-
room estate and still uses it
as his campaign headquar-
) ters. They reconciled after
* Ortega offered to pay
Morales for his former home.
Marvin Lopez, a 46-year-
- old doctor waiting in a long.
line to vote at the polling sta-
tion where Ortega was also
casting his ballot, said he
* feared an Ortega win would
S -* bring back uncontrollable
^ inflation and conflict.
"I don't want to return to a
Sr- dictatorship, the misery, the
- abuse of families' rights," he
At the end of the line was
26-year-old student Gema
ote if he Amaya Larios, who said she
ponent by woke at dawn to cast her
ts. Voters vote for Ortega.
new Con- ."He's the only one who
will give the people what
wed Orte- they need," she said. "Every- .
table lead one else just cares about-'
, but just their own interests."
cent need- If Ortega wins, she pre-
nd round. dicted that his presidency
tote amd a would be different from his
en, saying last five years in office, from
ien, saying 1985-1990.
nt there 1985-1990.
tf. "There was an embargo, a
today," he war," she said. "Besides, we
tg into his all learn from our mistakes."
ort utility Nicaraguan presidents can-
away-with not serve two consecutive
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that could be remains of legs

JAPANESE researchers said
Sunday that a bottlenose dolphin
captured last month has an extra
set of fins that could be the
remains of hind legs, a discovery
that may provide further evidence
that ocean-dwelling mammals
once lived on land, according to
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Fishermen captured the four-
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of Wakayama prefecture (state)
in western Japan on Oct. 28, and
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Israeli troops kill

seven Hamas militants;

negotiators near deal on

Palestinian government

* GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip

ISRAELI troops pressing
ahead with a Gaza border town
offensive Saturday killed sev-
en Hamas militants, a 12-year-
old girl and two other civilians
as negotiators reported
progress on forming a Palestin-
ian government they hoped
would thaw a freeze on inter-
national aid, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Palestinian President Mah-
- moud Abbas appealed for U.N.
- Security Council intervention
to stop the Israeli military oper-
ation against rocket being fired
from the town of Beit Hanoun,
where violence since Wednes-
day has killed more than 40
Abbas "asks the members of
the council to move quickly and
discuss the tragic situation in
the Palestinian territories
caused by the Israeli aggres-
sion," his spokesman, Nabil
Abu Rdeineh, said in a state-
Meanwhile, Palestinian nego-
tiators said they were nearing
agreement on forming a new
government they hope will be
acceptable to the West and end
an international freeze on aid to
the Palestinian Authority. The
Hamas-led government of
Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh
is shunned by the international
community for refusing to rec-
ognize Israel and renounce vio-
Officials close to Abbas and
Haniyeh said progress was
being made on a Hamas pro-
posal to set up a government
of experts who have some ties
to Hamas and Abbas' Fatah
movement. As part of the
agreement, the new prime min-
ister would have Hamas ties,
according to the officials.
The new government's pro-
gram, the key sticking point in
the past, would be intentional-
ly vague, on recognition of
Israel among other issues, the
officials said. Hamas leaders
are to make a decision Sunday
on whether to present it as the
official offer.
Negotiations have broken
down repeatedly in the past and
Ahmed Yousef, a key adviser
to Haniyeh, said in London that
the new government's guide-
lines would not include recog-
nition of Israel, renunciation of
violence or endorsement of past
peace accords.
In ongoing violence, 45 Pales-
tinians have been killed since
Wednesday during the military
campaign in the town of Beit
Hanoun on Gaza's border with

Israel. More than 200 people
have been wounded in the
sweep so far, Palestinian health
officials said. One Israeli sol-
dier has been killed in the fight-
ing and one seriously wound-
The army says the town was
targeted as a major launching
ground for rockets on Israeli
communities nearby.
The European Union on Sat-
uiday urged Israel and Pales-
tinians to halt the violence.
Since taking over Beit
Hanoun, troops have conduct-
ed house-to-house searches,
posted snipers on roofs and
rounded up hundreds of men
for questioning, releasing most
of them later. Since nightfall
Friday, aircraft have struck a
dozen times, targeting militants
laying explosives or preparing
In Saturday's Gaza violence,
Israeli aircraft killed a Hamas
rocketmaker in a missile strike
on his minivan and ground
forces blew up a weapons store-
house. Six more Hamas gun-
men were killed in separate
incidents and a civilian died
when his house, apparently
weakened by the shock of
explosions, collapsed on him,
according to Palestinian


In another incident, a 12-
year-old girl was shot in the
head and killed by an Israeli
sniper, Palestinian officials said.
The Israeli military expressed
regret, saying the sniper was
aiming at an armed militant and
hit the girl by mistake.
Later Saturday, a 19-year-old
was shot in the head and killed,
hospital officials said.
Hamas gunmen attacked a
building used by Israeli forces,
detonating explosives and fir-
ing rockets, said Abu Obeida, a
spokesman for lHamas mili-
tants. Witnesses said they saw
two Israelis evacuated by heli-
The deputy head of Beit
Hanoun's town council, Tisyan
Hamad, said the destruction in
the latest sweep is worse than
anything the town has suffered
in past Israeli operations.
"There's no electricity ... the
people have no water, no food,
telephone lines are cut, the
infrastructure is damaged," he
The Israeli military said it has
officers working with Palestin-
ian officials to maintain deliv-
eries of food and medical sup-
plies, repair damaged power

lines and help evacuate the
Palestinian wounded.
lyad Nasser, a spokesman for
the International Committee of
the Red Cross, said he reached
Beit Hanoun on Friday evening
to deliver supplies to the local
hospital. "People stood at the
doors (of their homes) and
shouted they need water and
food," he said.
In Gaza, a spokesman for the
small but violent Popular Resis-
.tance Committees said the
Israeli operation jeopardized
prospects for the safe release
of Gilad Shalit, a young Israeli
soldier captured by Hamas-
allied militants in June.
A spokesman for the group,
using the alias Abu Abir, also
said Israel would face' a wave
of suicide bombings if the
offensive was not halted within
two days.

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By Steve Becker

Famous Hand

South dealer.
East-West vulnerable.
4 J 6 3
YK 10 5
+A97 4+KQ10854
S6 V9
AJ 10 9 7 3 2 K65
4Q 9 1+J87
410 62
The bidding:
South West North East
4 5+ 5V Dble
Opening lead ace of spades.
This deal occurred during the
1980 World Team Olympiad in the
match between France, which won
the title, and Brazil.
The auction at both tables started
in identical fashion, South opening
with four hearts and West bidding
five diamonds. At the table where
Brazil was North-South, Pedro
Branco made what appeared to be
the winning decision when he dou-
bled five diamonds. The defense
quickly cashed two club tricks and a
heart to score 200 points.
At the other table, the bidding
went as-shown, the French North
quite reasonably electing to bid five


hearts over five diamonds. This was
doubled by East and seemed destined
to go down one, since South appar-
ently had to lose a spade, a diamond
and a club. But one of these losers
vanished into thin air.
The Brazilian West started by
cashing the ace of spades and ace of
diamonds, then led another diamond.
Michel Perron, the French declarer,
was quick to take advantage of this
sequence of plays. He ruffed the dia-
mond and led five rounds of trumps,
producing the following position:
West East
Immaterial 4 KQ
When Perron now cashed
another trump and discarded a club
from dummy, East-was a dead duck.
If he discarded 'a spade, Perron
would cross to dummy with a club
and ruff a spade to establish the jack
as his 11th trick. If East instead dis-
carded a club (his actual choice),
declarer would cash the A-K of
clubs, ruff a spade and score the last
trick with the club ten.
Making five hearts doubled for a
score of plus 650 gave France alnet
gain of 450 points 11 IMPs on
the deal. i


NTR Target
b words in
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body of
S- 21st
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HOW many words of four
letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here? In
making a word, each letter may
be used once only. Each must
contain the centre letter and
there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
Good 17; very good 26;
excellent 35 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

1 Too keen to go out and maybe get
hung (4,2)
7 Start a quest to go out and defeat any
opposition (8)
8 Many have an anger
that Is terrible (4)
10 Some person In the rear,
one gathers (6)
11 Carries around an article
of gold? (6)
14 United, but not at Sheffield) (3)
16 Lee the tea (5)
17 Figuresthe nets
are broken (4)
19 Pulled oneself
backwards (5)
21 Heiwanfedtolose
his touch (5)
22 Yes, allis Qriental (5)
23 The drink a sailors
left (4)
26 Somethingmusical that can be
played back (5)
28 The border, to them, is the middle of
nowhere (3)
29 Father Involves me in a change of
hats (6)
30 Any car may do for
this bird (6)
31 Sabbath song? (4)
32 The itte girl's name is
a shame (8)
33 Possibly infest the
best? (6)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Fresh 6, Mouse 9, Hearten 10, Rel-a-y 11,
Dy-L-an 12, F-el-ix 13, R-ever-ed 15, Sip 17, Iran 18,
Stitch 19, Pen-ce 20, Gli-de-r 22, Tuba 24, Sid 25, Capital
26, Sit-up 27, Attic 28, Mitly 29, La-TV-lan 30, On-l-on 31,
DOWN: 2, Reef-er 3, S-haven 4, He-y 5, Fried 6, Mediate
7, 0-NY-x 8, Static 12, Fever 13, Rings 14, V-apid 15,
St.-out 16, Phi-a-l 18, Scrap 19, P-elica-n 21,List-on 22,
Timing 23, Battle 25, Curve 26, Silo 28, MA-E

1 Uitte roomto get out of a car? (6)
2 In extremes of glumness, ready for
complaints (6)
3 Finished bowling (4)
4 Out of date, but they've got the right
angles (7)
5 Nominal maker of sails (5)
6 Selected stockings for Charlie (5)
8 French for wand", perhaps (4)
9 Angry, maybe fed up with getting it
wrong (3)
12 Introductory measure? (3)
13 He's fierce when Gert stupidly gets
out of line (5)
15 Now's the time for an attorney to play
around (5)
18 The sphere of soil (5)
19 Damage arising from some piracy (3)
20 Weak article In more ways
than one (3)
21 Wine produced with a drunken air (7)
22 Did James get his from
Benjamin? (3)
23 He wrote an enclosure for
somebody (6)
24 The state of womanhood'(4)
25 Give a chance to a swimmer about to
start young (3,3)
26 Afoot in football, they're
outstanding (5)
27 Cause to arise? (5)
28 Food for an animal in old China (3)
30 As cook, he's in certain parts of a
cafe (4)

Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Clasp 6, State 9, Cleaver 10, Tarry 11, Rigid
12, Strip 13, Respite 15, Tor 17, Isis 18, Tuxedo 19,
Moors 20, Talked 22, Fire 24, Sly 25, Decider 26, Rated
27, Posit 28, Bison 29, Cohabit 30, Seven 31,
DOWN: 2, Leaves 3, Scraps 4, Ply 5, Haste 6,
Serious 7, Trip 8, Tripod 12, Stood 13, Rifts 14, Silly 15,
Tepid 16, Rower 18, Tried 19, Megaton 21, Alcove
22, Finle.23, Record 25, Debar 26, Rice 28, Bit

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ARIES March 21/April 20
This is the week to pull back and take
a gander at the big picture, Aries. As
expected, all is as it should be. If you
have a problem, speak up it will
help you to work through it.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
Don't negotiate in love hold out
for what you want. Meet tough chal-
lenges with demands of your own.
Your bold, Taurean stance will
intrigue the higher-ups.
GEMINI- May 22/June 21
Careless mistakes can endanger the
whole plan this week, Gemini, so
check and double-check before you
make a move. There's nothing you
can't do when pressed.
CANCER June 22/July 22
Don't look back, Cancer. A fixed
focus on the future keeps you from
falling back into bad habits and
old mental patterns.Someone far
away loves you, but can't quite
say it.
LEO July 23/August 23
A true ,master of your own jungle,
you will conquer a "no-win" situation
this week. Avoid giving in to outside
pressures or cover up for someone
who doesn't do his orher share.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 ,
A favor you do for a close friend
will not be forgotten. Now's the
time to say what's on your mind,
Virgo, because you may never get
another chance.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Surprises are bound to happen this
week no matter how closely you stick
to the schedule. It's easy to get along
with even the most difficult associ-
ates, as long as you tread carefully.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
This week, follow logic instead of
those around you. It's a good idea
to double-check all outgoing
work, especially if there are fig-
ures involved.
Despite your natural instinct for
leadership, encourage others to think
for themselves this week, Your pow-
erful mind needs a challenge -
refuse to compromise, and you'll
earn greater respect.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Concentration may be a problem for you
this week, so vary your schedule to stay
alert. Forces beyond your control may
appear to keep a loved one away, but a gift
will help get things back on track
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
In matters of the heart, act quickly -
spontaneity is your greatest asset.
Share your prosperous good fortune
with a close friend. Feel free to go
ahead with the next step in your plan.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
Having a clear conscience erases
doubts and opens you up to all the
good that's headed your way. You'll
be ready to decide between two rela-
tionships by the end of the week.

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8 9
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14 15 16
17 18 19 20
22 13 24 25
26 27 28
29 30

1 Dairy product (6)
7 Wine bottle (8)
8 Ribbon (4)
10 Elite (6)
11 Front (6)
14 Agent (3)
16 Card game (5)
17 Alight (4)
19 Nine-plece group (5)
21 Number(5)
22 First performance (5)
23 Profound (4)
26 Yields (5)
28 Manner (3)
29 Sarcastic (6)
30 Corsair (6)
31 Beers (4)
32 Superficial (8)
33 Water-boller (6)

1 Annul (6)
2 Rubbed out (6)
3 Paradise (4)
4 Railing (7)
5 Cut of
meat (5)
6 Command (5)
8 Ripped (4)
9 Energy (3)
12 Bed (3)
13 Thick (5)
15 Counterfeit (5)
18 Change(5)
19 Pen part (3)
20 Louse's egg (3)
21 Wanted (7)
22 Lair (3)
23 Straight (6)
24 Ages (4)
25 Promise (6)
26 About (5)
27 Extinguish (5)'
28 Atflict (3)
30 Group of wolves (4)

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Thomas Pym v Bret Addison,
Smith & Williamson British
championship, Swansea 2006.
White's last move was Nd4-f5
which looks a smart tactical
coup. If Black makes the obvious
capture of White's unguarded
bishop by 1...Bxb2 then it's
checkmate in two by 2 Qxh6+
Kg8 3 Ne7 mate. If Black instead
captures the knight then we
have 1...gxf5 2 Bxg7 Kxg7 3
Nxf5+ when Kg6 runs into 4
Ne7+ forking king and queen
while Kf8 allows 4 Rel I with
multiple threats. Black kept his
cool, and sought a way to
counter White's surprise by
utilising his own queen-bishop
battery on the long white
diagonal. What was Black's
winning move?


Chess solution 8230 L.Ng5! and White resigned.
The point is that if 2 B or Nxg7 Nxh3+l wtich fats the
white knight and queen and meets 3 gxh3 by Qhl
Mesa quiE 324. Mdtip, by 4, then by 45, then by
4, then by 45
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AFTER Saddam Hussein
was sentenced to hang, Iraqi
security forces closed two Sun-
ni Muslim television stations
Sunday for violating curfew
and a law that bans airing
material that could undermine
,the country's stability, the
Interior Ministry said, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Brig. Gen. Abdul-Karim
Khalaf, the Interior Ministry
spokesman, told The Associ-

ated Press that the Al-Zawraa
and Salahuddin stations were
closed with the approval of
Prime Minister Nouri al-Mali-
He said that the stations vio-
lated a curfew imposed- in
three provinces by speaking
to people in the streets and
airing comments that were
deemed to "incite violence."
In July, al-Maliki warned
television stations against
broadcasting video that could
undermine Iraq's stability.

Airing programs or com-
ments that incite violence or
call for hatred are considered
a violation of Iraq's anti-ter-
rorism law, Khalaf said.
In September, the Iraqi gov-
ernment ordered the Arabic
satellite network Al-Arabiya
to shut down its Baghdad
operations for one month.
In November 2003, the
U.S.-appointed Governing
Council banned Al-Arabiya
from reporting from Baghdad
after it aired an audio tape

said to be from Saddam Hus-
sein, who was still at large at
the time.
The station was allowed to
resume its work shortly after-
The Iraqi government
closed the Baghdad news
office of Al-Jazeera television
in August 2004, accusing the
station of inciting violence.
The office is still closed but
the station operates in the
Kurdish-ruled area of the

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SMinister And Minister Of
National Security


To: All Straw Vendors at the Downtown
Market Plaza


The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise all Straw Vendors
and Wood Carvers that the Downtown Market Plaza will be closed
to the general public on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16, November
2006 for general cleaning, electrical and plumbing repairs.

The Market MUST be vacated by 7:00pm on Tuesday, November
14, 2006. However, it would be wise to begin to remove personal
goods as of November 1st, 2006. .

Please note the following information:

That the Ministry of National Security will not be held
responsible for the loss or damage of your personal goods;

That ALL GOODS MUST be removed from the Market to
allow for proper cleaning and the much needed repairs:

That during the cleaning process, Navy Lion Road would be
closed to all vehicular traffic and vendors would not be allowed
to come into the Market at that time;

That Market would be open to the public on Friday, November
17, 2006 from 2:00am.

Please note that Mr Munnings' office has now been relocated
to 'Church House' on the corner of East Street and Sands Road,
opposite the Police Head Quarters.

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US developer

takes Cotton

Bay stake

Tribune Features Editor
Eleuthera Properties, the devel-
oper behind the $300 million
Cotton Bay project in
Eleuthera, has taken on a major
US-based equity partner as it
begins a sustained push to mar-
ket the resort/second home
development in the USand oth-
er international markets.
Myrtle Potter, founder of a
US-based land development
company and one of the most
influential voices in the billion
dollar pharmaceuticals indus-
try,'has begp named to the
Board of Directors of Eleuthera
Properties, having made an
investment of "well in excess of
a million dollars".
"It takes quite a bit of capital
to build out the kinds of single
family houses they're building
in Cotton Bay, so it is a very
substantial commitment," Ms
Potter said during an interview
with The Tribune.
"In addition' to the. money
and the equity that. We've put
in to get our business rolling
with Cotton Bay, I also am a
shareholder, and as' a result I
am also siting on the Board of.
Co-founder of Chapman
Development Group, a land
development company and pro-
ducer ofsteel products. Nls Poi-
ter, who describes herself as

being "heavily invested" in Cot-
ton Bay, along with partner
'Derrick Chapman, hosted a
launch party at her waterfront
home in Fort Lauderdale, Flori-
da, to showcase Cotton Bay to
potential US clients and finan-
cial institutions, and underscore
the long-term viability and
future success of the project.
In 2005, both Ms Potter and
Mr Chapman traveled to
Freeport to talk to the Bahamas
Government about the possi-
bility of building affordable
homes. As a result of this ini-
tiative, they were introduced to
Franklyn Wilson, chairman of
Arawak Homes, who subse-
quently invited them to become
partners in the Cotton Bay
development he was the driving
force behind.
"We were evaluating a num-
ber of different places to expand
our building business, and we
went to the Bahamas because,
number one, the need was very
great given the recent hurri-
canes that really took down a
lot of homes. Everyone was so
warm and welcoming, it was just
so spectacular," Ms Potter said.
"I think if we had our way,
that's where we would do all
oui building It's truly,.been
quite enio' jbi .'"' .
Joining Ms Potter at her
home, hundreds of high-net
worth individuals, members of

SEE page 6B

Revenues rise 5%,

as deficit down by

'almost one point'

Tribune Business Editor

enues have
exceeded pro-
jections by
about five per
cent during the first four months
of the current fiscal year, the,
minister of state for finance told
The Tribune, with the fiscal
deficit for 2005-2006 having
come in "almost one percent-
age point" below expectations.
James Smith attributed the
improved public finances per-
formance to enhanced revenue
collections and capital inflows
associated with foreign direct
investment projects taking root
in the Bahamas, with the frame-
work now in place for "sustain-
able development" of this
nation's economy over the next
few years.
Referring to revenue intake
for the four months to the end
of October 2006, which is one
third of the 2006-2007 fiscal
year, Mr Smith said: "For the
first four months,-we have
exceeded slightly the projec-

(FILE photo)

tions in terms of revenue intake.
"The intake exceeded pro-
jections by about 5 per cent or
so, so we're quite pleased with
The minister said that apart
from enhanced enforcement
and collection initiatives, the
increase in government rev-
enues had also been generated

because the Ifahamas was
enjoying "some buoyancy in the
economy, particularly from
Kerzner International's Phase
III expansion, and also in the
Family Islands, where revenues
are also ahead".
Mr Smith said the tourism
industry's performance
"remained pretty stable", with
room rates holding stable and
per capital tourism spending
"about the same or up slightly"
compared to last year.
Meanwhile, the fiscal deficit
for the 2005-2006 fiacl year had
also come in "below projec-
Mr Smith said the prelimi-
nary figures produced for him
by the Ministry of Finance
showed that the fiscal deficit for
the previous fiscal year had
come in at 2.1 per cent of gross
domestic product (GDP),
according to the GFS measure-
ment, compared to projections
of 2.9 per cent.
"That's an almost one point
off," Mr Smith said. "It kind of
exceeded the expectations and
projections of ihe TIMF, which
took the worst case scenario."

The preliminary data showed
that total government spending
- recurrent and capital expen-
diture came in almost bang on
Budgetary projections for 2005-
Mr Smith said recurrent
expenditure the amount the
Government spends on cover-
ing fixed costs, such as civil ser-
vice salaries and rents came
in at $1.188 billion provisional-
ly, some $26 million below the
$1.214 billion projections.
However, capital spending
came in at $189.7 million, com-
pared to $165.1 million.
"I think we've done pretty
well in sticking to the plan and
are seeing the major indicators
looking up," Mr Smith said.
"Revenue is going up, the GFS
deficit is going down at a rea-
sonable rate, and expenditure
is being kept under control.
"In a wider sense, we're see-
ing the tourism figures, if not
looking up, showing upward
signs, and foreign direct invest-
ment continues to flow into the

SEE page 4B

BTC privatization talks

'advance considerably'

Tribune Business Editor
TALKS between the Gov-.
ernment and the leading bidder
seeking to privatise the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company (BTC) have
"advanced considerably", the
minister of state for finance told
The Tribune, with the adminis-
tration awaiting a report on
"how far" negotiations are like-
ly to go.
James Smith said Bluewater
Communications Holdings and
the Government-appointed
negotiating team had met to set

Government awaits
report from negotiators,
'on how far we can go'
with bidder

out the framework for talks on
BTC's privatization, with the
bidder putting forward a revised
The minister added that the
Government team had respond-
ed to Bluewater's revised posi-

SEE page 5B

Why is Freeport

not thriving?


THEY put a brave face on it. The Grand Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA) tried to gain the moral high ground yesterday in the latest
legal battle to engulf it and its shareholders, saying it would focus on
its operations and developing business opportunities in Freeport,
ignoring "the public relations theatrics and exaggerated melodramatic
antics" now taking place. Yet there can be no escaping the damage
already done.
For if investors had not been unsettled by the writs previously
filed by Caroline St George, the late Edward St George's daughter by
his first wife, then the latest episode involving the legal action initiated
by the St George estate and Caroline acting in concert must be pos-
itively alarming. Where this currently leaves Morgan Stanley's Bar-
bary Beach project no one knows, let alone the business plans of oth-
er prospective investors and existing licensees.
What is particularly alarming is the content of the allegations
swirling around the Port's chair-
man, Hannes Babak, and his deal- SEE page 4B

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Central Bank figures reveal credit boom

Tribune Business Editor
CONTINUED foreign direct
investment and residential construc-
tion are ensuring the economic out-
look remains positive, the Central
Bank has declared, although the rapid
growth in consumer lending is likely
to encourage concerns that Bahami-
ans are not spending the current pros-
perity wisely.
The Central Bank's report on

monthly economic developments in
September found that during the first
nine months of 2006, mortgage and
consumer credit grew by $255.2 mil-
lion and $169.4 million respectively,
with private sector credit accretions
growing by $209 million to $544.4 mil-
And the monetary policy regula-
tor noted that Bahamian dollar

claims, driven by the private sector
credit growth, surged by $524.4 mil-
lion, some 58 per cent higher than in
It is understood that the Central
Bank is watching the boom in con-
sumer credit, and the demand for per-
sonal loans, closely in a bid to ensure
it does not run out of control and
threaten a prudent level of external
reserves. During the first nine months
of 2006, the external reserves fell by
$35.2 million, to now stand at $547.71

The impact of global energy prices
on the Bahamas was also shown by
data from the Central Bank's
exchange control department, with
payments for oil imports into this
'nation up by 64.5 per cent, or $166.4
million, for the year to September
when compared to the same period in

Meanwhile, the Central Bank said
total tourist arrivals to the Bahamas
for the first eight months of 2006 were
down by 3.5 per cent compared to
2005, with a 5.7 per cent decline in
sea arrivals offsetting a 1.1 per cent
rise in air visitors.
This pattern was seen for both New
Providence and the Family Islands,
where weaknesses in sea arrivals off-
set gains in air arrivals for total
declines of 4.9 per cent and 3.1 per

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd., a leading international wealth manager, is seeking to employ a suitable candidate as:
Head of Wealth Management Credit Risk Control

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Maintaining credit facilities
Analysis of counter party risks including settlement, trading and cross border risk
Collateral assessment & monitoring
Transaction investigation
We are searching for an individual with broad experience in credit risk management who meets the
following requirements:
Proven track record and familiarity with service orientated Offshore bank
Credit Services to High Net Worth Clients
Analytic approach to Credit Risk management Transaction Control
Product & Process Knowledge:
Detailed understanding of collateralized loan products and documentation requirements
Ability to assess new credit-linked products and processes Strong Legal and Compliance background
Knowledge of Operations and IT-Systems
In-depth understanding of OTC and Exchange Traded derivative instniments

Professional behavior
Ability to bring together and assess information from a range of sources
Effective workload prioritization and meeting of deadlines
Capacity to work under own initiative with little supervision
Methodical and independent approach to forming opinions and arguments
Good communication skills
General risk awareness with expertise/focus on credit risk and analysis
Education and Certification:
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Local regulatory certificates an advantage
Interested persons should reply on or before November 16, 2006 to:
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Advance your Career

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is offering attractive
scholarships to Bahamians who wish to study at an overseas
University for a M.Sc. (Economics) Degree and be trained in
utility regulation and competition for an interesting and exciting
career at the PUC. The PUC is responsible for the regulation of
utility service providers (only telecommunications at this time)
in The Bahamas.

Applicants are expected to possess a Bachelors Degree or
equivalent in Economics, Finance or Accounting or a combination
of at least two areas. The scholarships include tuition, fees, and
transportation costs. Upon successful completion of the degree,
scholarship recipients will be required to work with the PUC
for an acceptable period.

Further information and application forms can be obtained from
the Manager/Administration, PUC, 4th Terrace East, Collins
Avenue, Nassau, Bahamas, email: hs,
telephone: 322-4437, fax: 323-7288. Completed applications
must be submitted with copies of academic certificates and

transcripts no later than November

15, 2006

Mr. Barrett Russell
Executive Director
Public Utilities Commission
P. 0. Box N-4860
4th Terrace East
Collins Ave.
Nassau, Bahamas

Investor plans Grand

Bahama film school

The Bahamas Film Studios,
whose facilities were used to
film Pirates of the Caribbean
II and III, has announced that
it will use a film incentive
rebate provided by the Gov-
ernment to build a film school
and media education centre at
its Grand Bahama site.
Although no details were
provided on when construction
would start or how much it
would cost, Ross Fuller, chair-
man and director of Gold
Rock Creek Enterprises (the

company owns and trades as
the Bahamas Film Studios),
said the school would be fund-
ed through part of the film
incentive rebate provided by
the Government to Walt Dis-
ney Pictures' production com-
pany, Second Mate Bahamas.
That company filmed both
Pirate's of the Caribbean: Dead
Man's Chest, and At World's
End, at the Bahamas Film Stu-

"The opportunities that will
be afforded to the Bahamian
people through this educations
centre are limitless," said Mr
Fuller. "The mission of our
company is to create an indige-
nous film industry in the
Bahamas, thereby providing
career opportunities in a cov-
eted and exclusive industry.
"The school will provide a
great benefit to the studio as
we will be able to attract addi-
tional clients with the knowl'-
edge that highly skilled crew
members are available local-
The Bahamas Film Studios
said it was planning to partner
with several international uni-
versities so that the pro-
grammes offered at the film
school can be accredited.
Coursework will be accompa-
nied by hands-on apprentice-
ships and the students' own
independent productions.


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IPBS signs

up Cayman


BAHAMAS-based Interna-
tional Private Banking Systems
(IPBS) yesterday announced
it is providing the Morval Bank
and Trust in the Cayman
Islands with IPBS/compliance
to complement their long-
standing use of the IPBS/Pri-
vate Banking solution.
Morval's Paul Giacomelli
said: "IPBS has a long standing
association with the bank since
it was first licensed by them in
"The IPBS team has an
excellent reputation of deliv-
ery, support and, in particular,
their flexible approach to our
needs and their understanding
of our business, sets them apart
from other providers."
The increase in regulatory
pressures and the need to
adhere to strict KYC (Know
Your Customer) requirements
added another dimension of
complexity to recording and
managing data.
In addition, Morval Bank &
Trust had been challenged by a
major natural disaster in Hur-
ricane Ivan, which decimated
the Cayman Islands in 2004.
In the case of natural disas-
ters, the ability to have access
to electronic records and be
able to continue to run the
business, despite such cata-
strophic circumstances is essen-
tial for offshore banks.
A reliable IT infrastructure
and electronic business
processes are vital, and the
IPBS/Private Banking solution
delivers such reliability.
With the very strict regula-
tions that apply to the offshore
private banking secTor. the

bank's users of the IPBS/Com-
pliance module have now
received full training and went
live with the new system with-
in four weeks of purchase.
One of the key benefits to
the system is the time savings
made from transferring from
manual systems to fully auto-
mated, fast and efficient sys-
The ability of the system to
scale as the bank's demands
grow and regulatory changes
evolve, are additional benefits.
"Morval has seen the gamut
of the IPBS product evolve-
ment over the years since 1997
when they first implemented
our DOS based solution. Three
years later they migrated from
this version to the Visual Basic
offering and have now imple-
mented our latest .NET prod-
uct offering. As we approach
their ten year anniversary as
an IPBS client we are very
pleased to see their business
growth and development and
are happy that we have been
able to meet their technology
needs over the years," said

Bruce Raine, founder and
president of IPBS.
Morval Bank & Trust Cay-
man Ltd is the offshore bank-
ing arm of the Swiss Private
Bank, Morval & Cie S.A.
Banque. The company has
provided private wealth man-
agement for clients since 1979,
and along side the traditional
investment and loan services,
the Bank offers the set-up and
administration of trusts as well
as the administration of mutu-
al funds.

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NOTICE is hereby given that MELONIA ENELUS OF EAST
STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 28TH day of
OCTOBER, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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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

IA Institute of Internal Auditors Bahamas Chapter

Presents a One Day Seminar


Enterprise Risk Management, Information

Security and Operational Auditing


Raven Henderson, CPA, CIA, of Washington DC
Lawrence Lewis CPA
Edgar 0. Moxey, FCCA, MIIA, CFE

Date: Thursday November 9'h, 2006

Place: Sandals Royal Bahamian Hotel
Cable Beach

Time: 8:30 a~m. 4:30 p.m. (Continental Breakfast & Lunch included)

Cost: $100,00 Members I $110,00 Non-Members

Learn About:

Enterprise Risk Management tools and strategies
How to protect your information systems
Operational Auditing concepts, tool and techniques

CPE Hours: 7.5 (BICA Approved)

Contacts: Edgar 0. Moxey Jr. 302-1449; Sandra Butler: 322.6525;
Jasmin Strachan 302-8866 or Karen Bethel: 322-4437


1 Paradise Island Drive
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Record quarter brings bank

close to $ 1bn assets threshold

said it could reach the '$1 billion
in assets' threshold as early as
this month, having delivered its
i est third quarter ever with net
incomee up 23.6 per cent or $5
million on last year to stand at
Q29 million.
A bank spokesman said the
institution was "excitingly close
to $1 billion". Commonwealth
Bank's assets have climbed
Steadily from $898 million at the
end of the first quarter on March
31, 2006, to $941 million by June
30, and stood at $963.4 million
by September 30, up 15.2 per
ent over the period a year earli-
Earnings per share were more
Shan $11 million in the third quar-
ter, and T: B. Donaldson, Com-

monwealth Bank's chairman,
said: "It is with great pleasure
that I am able to report that
Commonwealth Bank has once
again achieved record perfor-
mance with an increase in net
income, earnings per share and
growth in assets.
"These results are a clear indi-
cation that our ability to serve
Bahamian financial needs
enables our family of sharehold-
ers to benefit from the bank's
delivery of timely products and
well-administered services."
Earnings per share was $0.78,
an increase of 25.8 per cent over
$0.62 cents for the third quarter
the year before. Annualised
return on common shareholders'
equity was 34.1 per cent, up from
33 per cent.

At the close of business on
November 2, Commonwealth
Bank was trading at $11.95 on
Construction on Common-
wealth Bank's newest branch in
Golden Gates is on schedule,
with an anticipated opening date
of January 2007. That will bring
to nine the number of branches
in the network of banking facili-
ties in New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Abaco.
Mr Donaldson said: "Barring
unforeseen or unforeseeable cir-
cumstances, we look forward to a
successful end to a good year as
we help Bahamian families
achieve financial success and
deliver positive results for our
shareholders, earning their loy-
alty and trust."

FROM page lB

ings with major investors. These allegations are, of
course, unproven, and Tribune Business makes no
comment on their veracity, but there is no escaping
the damage they can do now they have been placed
in the public arena.
While it is well-known that Mr Babak and the
Port Authority had an argument with Hutchison
Whampoa, their major private sector partner, over
the investment needed to upgrade Grand Bahama
International Airport, the allegations made in rela-
tion to dealings with Mirant and Tractebel could
further depress investor confidence.
Charles Gillis, who described himself in an affi-
davit as Edward St George's "right hand man"
when it came to attracting foreign investment to
Grand Bahama, alleged that Tractebel's relations
with the Port Authority had "soured", after Mr
Babak caused "consternation" by demanding pay-
ment of a business licence fee that it had previ-
ously been excused from paying while it awaited
government approval for its LNG project.
Then, to cap it off, Mr Gillis's affidavit also con-
tained allegations relating to Grand Bahama Pow-
er Company and ICD Utilities, which are poten-
tially disruptive to Mirant's current bid to sell its 55
per cent stake in the electricity company.
Yet embattled though he might be, Mr Babak is
clinging on tenaciously, with the apparent backing
of Sir Jack Hayward, refusing to be budged despite
the opposition of one of his two major sharehold-
ers. The Port Authority's release said attorneys
had been retained to defend the action filed by
the St George estate and Caroline, and the organ-
isation was "confident that the law of the land shall pre-
"Sir Jack Hayward wishes to assure the staff and
licensees of The Grand Bahama Port Authority
of his unwavering commitment to the future of
the Port Authority and to Freeport and, by exten-
sion, Grand Bahama Island," the statement said.
"The Port Authority shall not be distracted from
its role of advancing the quality of life of Grand
Bahamians, and remains confident and commit-
ted to the future of Grand Bahama."
This impasse, and the continuing fallout, means
all the issues surrounding who owns the Port
Authority and its associated company, Port Group
Ltd, and Mr Babak's chairmanship, need to be
resolved as quickly as possible if necessary, by the

courts for the good of all concerned, especially
Freeport and its people.
This will all play out in the short and medium-
term. But raise the sights a moment, and more
pressing questions remain. The Hawksbill Creek
Agreement provided for the 230 square mile
Freeport area to be run by the Port Authority, a
private sector company that had quasi-govern-
mental authority, with obligations for governance,
development, regulation and licensing.
Given that the private sector is generally regard-
ed to be more efficient than the public sector, and
you only have to look at the performance and his-
tory of Bahamian public sector corporations for
confirmation of this, the question has to be asked:
Why isn't Freeport thriving. It would appear to
have the infrastructure and business, investment cli-
mate that other countries and cities would crave,
even die for?
So, where did it go wrong? The 1970s and 1980s
were overshadowed by the "Bend or be Broken"
speech and government interference, but the shack-
les were supposed to have been removed by the
FNM administration when it came to office. True,
Freeport did seem to revive, also thanks largely
to Mr St George's efforts, earning its place as the
Bahamas industrial capital, but has now retreated
into what seems like another of its periodic slumps
ever since the Royal Oasis resort closed in Sep-
tember 2004, post-Hurricane Frances.
And the complaints about lack of maintenance
and upkeep of key infrastructure have increased,
leading to the view that the Port Authority is focus-
ing increasingly on its private, for-profit side as
opposed to governance and development.
Sir Jack has had a long and illustrious career, and
will long have a place in Grand Bahama's heart,
along with his former business partner, Mr St
George. But at his age, does he have the capital and
interest to do what is necessary to revive Freeport
and take it forward? Do his successors and those of
Mr St George have such wherewithal?
. Whatever happens in the courts, it is time to
take a long, hard look at the whole set-up in
Freeport whether the Port Authority should be
split off from its Port Group associate and the
common ownership, and whose hands the whole
thing should be in. The time to ask such questions
is now.

Revenues rise 5%, as deficit down by 'almost one point'

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who consist of international investment managers and institutional investors within those Hedge Funds.
The Fund Accountant is the main contact for the investment managers, advisors, shareholders and third
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Your most important tasks and responsibilities are:
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maintaining LuntiA %k ilh In% slmrnI M.innJxri. Investors, Banks and Brokers
monitoring of irregularities and developments through ad-hoc reports
handling payment transactions
liaising with international clients and other Citco Offices worldwide, to e Iirc ilihr client needs
are met

The successful candidates should meet the following criteria:
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a team player, ible ik c-i.prt toilh indi' iduiil brcsputilhiliti .
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Pricing Information As Of:
Thursday. 2 November 200 6
BiSX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1.656.70 / CHG 00.26 / %CHG 00.02 / YTD 305.99 / YTD % 22.65
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Securit y Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ PiE Yield
1.85 0.59 Abaco Markets 1.29 1.29 0.00 -0.109 0.000 N/M 0.00%
12.05 10.23 Bahamas Property Fund 11.00 11.00 0.00 1.627 0.380 6.8 3.45%
7.80 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 7.80 7.80 0.00 2,810 0.802 0.330 9.7 4.23%
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%
9.95 9.05 Cable Bahamas 9.95 9.94 -0.01 5,110 0.659 0.240 15.1 2.41%
2.20 1.40 Colina Holdings 1.83 1.83 0.00 0.046 0.000 39.8 0.00%
11.99 9.00 Commonwealth Bank 11.95 11.99 0.04 26,621 0.943 0.660 12.7 5.50%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.72 5.65 -0.07 1,023 0.130 0.045 43.9 0.79%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.75 2.70 -0.05 26,263 0.348 0.000 7.8 0.00%
6.21 4.35 Famguard 6.03 6.03 0.00 0.428 0.240 14.1 3.98%
11.75 10.60 Finco 11.75 11.75 0.00 950 0.763 0.560 15.4 4.77%
14.10 10.00 FirstCaribbean 14.10 14.10 0.00 715 0.927 0.550 15.2 3.90%
11.70 9.25 Focol 11.65 11.70 0.05 1,000 0.885 0.500 13.2 4.27%
1.15 0.95 Freeport Concrete 1.00 1.00 0.00 -0.170 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 8.16 ICD Utilities 8.16 8.16 0.00 0.532 0.270 15.3 3.31%
9.10 8.65 J.S.Johnson 8.65 8.65 0.00 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%
1000 10 00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.291 0.195 7.7 1.95%
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Secuniles
... . i .L... .,rrL,..l .8. i -il .. J L6ai ri., . -. ,, EPS l C .. :. P E V i
14.30 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.923 1.320 8.1 9.04%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 10.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.00 -0.002 0.000 NM 0.00%
Colina Over-The-Counter Securities
S:, ,:.0 L6 '" "6C'-6 .1 1 c: J ':r Go 1s 1 2 22.:. u C.":": 1? .1 O Ou2 2
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.360 8.0 2.57%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.070 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.3128 1.2582 Colina Money Market Fund 1.312821*
2.9515 2.5197 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.9515"'*
2.4687 2.2671 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.468721 *
1 1970 1 1395 Colina Bond Fund 1.196970""**
. . FINDEX. CLOSE 726..Q4 i YTD 31 73% / 2005 26.09%
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Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value *30 September 2006
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P/E -Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX -The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 30 September 2006
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ment in the Government's
finances will be welcomed, crit-
ics will point to the fact a deficit
still exists, meaning the Gov-
ernment is spending more than
it is earning and having to bor-
row to cover the gap. And
expenditure is still rising.
The Government's hopes of
progressively reducing the fiscal
deficit are dependent on 8 per
cent revenue increases during
the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 fis-
cal years, with the administra-
tion counting on foreign direct
investment projects producing
real benefits to achieve this goal.
The Government's own fis-
cal projections, attached to its
2006-2007 Budget presentation,
forecast that the GFS fiscal
deficit will fall from 1.9 per cent
of gross domestic product
(GDP) in 2006-2007 to 1.3 per
cent in 2007-2008, and 1.1 per
cent in 2008-2009.
The Ministry of Finance said
of its projections: "The projec-
tions assume that recurrent rev-
enue will grow in 2007-2008 and
2008-2009 by 8 per cent in each
year, which is a little above the

growth rate of the economy,
because of the expected
increased revenue buoyancy
arising from the massive direct
capital investment inflow, and
the coming on stream of rev-
enue administration enhance-
ment measures.
"Recurrent expenditure is
assumed to grow incrementally
as in the recent past. Finally,
capital expenditure is assumed
to basically plateau."
Wfile revenues are project-
ed to rise by 11.1 per cent in
the 2006-2007 fiscal year to
$1.345 billion, the Government
is projecting that it will realise 8
per cent rises in the next two
Budget years, taking total rev-
enues to $1.455 billion and
$1.571 billion in 2007-2008 and
2008-2009 respectively.
The G6vernment's projec-
tions assume that revenues will
increase at a faster rate than
recurrent spending, which is
projected to grow by 6.4 per
cent in 2007-2008 and 6.8 per
cent in 2008-2009, striking
$1.475 billion and $1.575 billion

Fax resume to 325-7151

or call 325-6570 / 1

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J.Tob Duties

* Network design, configuration and maintenance
* Windows server configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting
* Familiarity with Lotus Notes and Domino
* Software application deployment and support
* Routers and switches installation, configuration and support
* Network and telephone cables deployment and patch panels
* Telephone system troubleshooting and support
* Hardware, software support and user training
* Database system design and implementation
* Help Desk data base maintenance and utilization
* Placing and following up on IT related purchase orders
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* Organizing and controlling spare IT inventory utilization
* Procedure writing and document management
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(242) 323-4561 Or

FROM page 1B

"I think we're on a fairly
good track for sustainable
development over the next few
Mr Smith said that with the
economy continuing to grow,
the Bahamas' major problem
over the next few years would
be finding enough qualified
workers with the skills demand-
ed by developers.
The minister cautioned,
though, that the Bahamian
economy's continued growth
and improvement in the public
finances depended on "exter-
nal factors", such as the absence
of hurricanes and September
11-style events.
With hurricanes, apart from
the damage inflicted to homes
and businesses, Mr Smith also
pointed to the Budgetary dis-
location. As an example, he said
the Government incurred $8
million in unplanned spending
to deal with the impact Hurri-
cane Wilma made on Grand
Bahama, and the post-storm
repairs and upgrades.
The Budget was further dis-
located by the economic down-
time hurricanes caused, which
reduced revenues, and overtime
pay for staff at government
A hurricane was unlikely this
year, Mr Smith said, addiAg:
"We just need to conserve any
gains from it, rather than spend
While the seeming improve-



BTC privatization talks

'advance considerably'

FROM page 1B

tion, and the administration was
now awaiting advice from its
negotiators "on how far we can
go" with this bidder in seeking
to privatise BTC.
The Tribune had previously
been informed that Bluewater
had been unhappy with the
pace of progress in talks over
BTC's privatization, feeling that
the Government and its nego-
tiators had been slow to get
things moving and in respond-
ing to its offer.
But Mr Smith said: "I think
they should be a little happier
now, because they have met
face-to-face with our group of
negotiators, and there's been
an exchange of positions staking
out parameters for the discus-
sions." '
Following the exchanges on
the revised Bluewater offer, Mr
Smith said the Government was
awaiting advice from its nego-
tiators on whether they felt talks
could proceed to a successful
conclusion, with both sides sat-
isfied with the outcome.
"There's been considerable
progress in the negotiations,"
Mr Smith said.
The minister added that pol-
itics, and especially the impend-
ing general election, to be called
during the first months of 2007,
would not impact the privatisa-
tion process.
Several business sources have
suggested that the Government
would be unlikely to conclude
BTC's privatization prior to the
election, due to the consider-
able number of votes bound up
in BTC's estimated 1200 work-
ers and their relatives. A pri-
vatisation, especially one that
resulted in redundancies, could
be unpopular at election time.
Yet Mr Smith said the BTC
privatization was "not tied to a
timetable for an election".
He added: "That's not a part
of the consideration. The whole
r idea to privatise BTC,is a long-
term objective of both [FNM
and PLP] administrations. Both
signed on to the concept, so it's
a question of getting it right and
the kind of deal the country can
live with."
There is no guarantee that
the Government and Bluewa-
ter will be able to reach an
agreement on BTC's privati-
sation, with a 49 per cent stake
in the telecoms incumbent ini-
tially on the table.
The Government would
retain the remaining 51 per
cent, with Bluewater gaining
management control if it were
successful. However, the size
of the stake being sold to Blue-

water is likely to be open to
If talks with Bluewater break
down, then the >\6o frnment is
likely to in\ ilIc other interested
parties to begin due diligence
on BTC. .\iiimIg other poten-
tial suitors is known to be
Cable & Wireless (C&W),
which sees BTC as a good fit
with its other Caribbean tele-
corns operations.
The Government has vest-
ed the current privatization
process with heavy secrecy,
due in part to the failed 'open
beauty contest' mnCiliod that
was tried in 2lii.,. when it
decided none of the three
offers made for a 49 per cent
stake in BTC matched its own
The secrecy, and lack of
transparency when compared
to the previous process, has
caused some frustrations, not
only among other potential
bidders such as C&W but
members of the Bahamian
financial community and some
BTC staff.
Several sources have ques-
tioned what benchmarks and
other offers the Government
and its negotiating team have

to 11iIIp.InI Bluewater's offer
to, 'ill some wondering
\\lircillc it is using as a yard-
stick the offers submitted by the
three finalists in the 2003
process BahamaTel, Blue
Telecommunications, and
TransWorld Telecom
BTC's financial and compet-
itive position has changed
markedly since that process,
due to factors such as the
entrance of IndiGo Networks
as its first legal fixed-line com-
petitor, and the further erosion
of long-distance revenues by
callback and Voice over Inter-
net Protocol (VoIP).
Bluewater seems to have
been a bid vehicle created
specifically for the purpose of
trying to buy into and priva-
tise BTC. It is likely to be
backed by private equity
Among Bluewater's principals
are Roger Ames, former chair-
man and chief executive of
Warner Music Group, and pres-
ident of Warner Music Interna-
tional from August 1999 to
August 2004.
Also involved is the former
chief financial officer of a UK-

based cable operator called
NTL, John Gregg. He was for-
merly managing director of
two European broadband
cable operators, Cablecom
GmbH and iesy Hessen
Among the key issues likely
to dominate negotiations with
the Government are the price
Bluewater is willing to pay for
its BTC stake; conditions of
any agreement; the extent of
the monopoly BTC holds in
fixed-line and cellular services
and how long they will be
maintained; capital expendi-
ture and how much Bluewater
is willing to put into its busi-
ness plan; how much the
group will invest in training
Bahamians; and the composi-
tion of the Board and man-
agement agreements.

Our firm wishes to Employ a Hardworking, Reliable,
Young man to do Maintenance

Candidates should be Bahamian citizens
With a least (3) years of
Experience and a clean police record

Applicants should apply in writing
No later than Friday,
November 10, 2006 to:

Human Resources Manager,
P.O. Box N-7120
Nassau, Bahamas


Client Relationship Officer for International Bank

Applicants must have demonstrated experience and ability
to develop new business for fast growing East Indian,
non-resident, high net-worth market in both North America
and India.

* Excellent knowledge of private banking products and
* Fluency in English, Hindi and Punjabi;
* Minimum 5 years' private banking &/or professionally-
oriented client services role;
* Knowledge of Bahamian Regulatory requirements;
* University degree and/or related professional
designation. it v

* Marketing of private banking and portfolio
management services;
* Extensive traveling; acquisition and development
of new clients.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants must submit applications to:

Human Resources Manager,
(Re: Client Relationship Position),
P.O. Box SS 6289, Nassau, Bahamas

by Nov. 17, 2006

4 unit apartment complex comprising 4,298 sq ft of living space
The building is located on Lot 6 Block 1, Maliboo Reef Court, Freeport,
Grand Bahama with a gross area of 36,743 sq ft.

For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit,
P.O. Box N-7518. Nassau. Bahamas
to reach us before November 30, 2006.



A vacancy exists in the Human Resources & Training Department for a Technical Trainer.
The Technical Trainer (Mechanical) is responsible for the technical instruction of employees from all
engineering departments within the Corporation, encompassing Mechanical Engineering, Transmission
and Distribution Operations, Power Generation Operations inclusive of Plant Installation, Maintenance,
Operation and Control Workshop.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Provides instructions and training in engineering trade skills for employees within the
+ Prepares candidates for external examination certification by local and overseas organizations
+4 Provides instructions on developing safe and efficient work habits
4 Provides instructions to participants in classroom, workshops and job environments
* Prepares program criteria and marking schemes for trade testing in electrical based trades
4 Prepares timetables and examination schedules for visiting external examiners.
Identify, developing and delivering engineering courses (i.e., Mechanical Technician Training)
Evaluates, records and report on the progress of students attending training courses
4 Prepares course notes, training aids, evaluating and marking schemes for all courses
Job requirements include:
4 A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineer or an HND in Engineering or
equivalent qualifications
4 A minimum of 10+ years of experience in an industrial training setting
+4 Sound knowledge of technical skills related to mechanical engineering principles
4 Good judgment and sound reasoning ability
4 Excellent time management skills
4 Ability to keep current with newly installed or modified plant
4 Comprehension of schematics, technical reports, drawings, troubleshooting and technical
4 Good information transfer skills
4 Strong communication skills
4 Strong Human Relations Skills
4 Computer literate
Interested persons may apply by completing and returning the Application form to:
The Manager, Human Resources Department & Training
Head Office Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Blue Hill and TIcker Roads
P. 0. Box N-7509
Nassau, Bahamas
On or before November 14', 2006

The American Embassy is presently considering application for the
following position:


Serves as the Consular Administrative Assistant responsible for carrying out the
administrative duties of the Consular Section and serve as the initial point of
contact for all Embassy and public inquires related to Consular issues.

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:
An Associate Degree in the area of Business Administration
or a related field.
One to two years of secretarial and customer service
experience required.
Must have a good working knowledge of general office
procedures, Microsoft Office Suite and data base


Must have ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner and
work independently with minimum supervision


The successful. candidate will be offered an excellent compensation
package including performance-based incentives, medical and dental
insurance, life insurance, pension and opportunities for training and

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are
eligible for employment under Bahamian Laws and regulations.

Application forms are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday at the security area of the American Embassy, Queen
Street. Completed applications applications should be returned to the
Embassy: addressed to the Human Resources Office no later than
Thursday, November 16, 2006.





I I ill II It





Cotton Bay, from page 1B

the banking and financial ser-
vices industry, and strategic
partners, such as Sentient Jets,
were on hand to get a glimpse
of what the luxury development
would look like when complet-
ed, and learn more about Cot-
ton Bay project from Mr Wil-
son, who is chairman of
Eleuthera Properties.
Mr Wilson travelled to Fort
Lauderdale with his wife, Sena-
tor Sharon Wilson. Also on
hand at the launch were Ross
McDonald, Royal Bank of
Canada's senior vice-president
for Caribbean Banking, Minna
Israel, Scotiabank Bahamas'
managing director, and officials
from Wachovia Bank and But-
terfield Bank.
Addressing the large crowd,
Mr Wilson said the Cotton Bay
development was the recreation
- a relaunch of sorts of a long-
time community in the
Bahamas. To understand the
significance of the relaunch, he
said, was to understand Cotton

Bay and realise it was not just
another "classy development",
but a development that epito-
mises both class and classic
style, grace and luxury.
"The idea of doing something
classic arises from the legacy
upon which we are building,"
he noted.
Mr Wilson added that Cot-
ton Bay was not a resort of glitz
and glamour, and the develop-
ers were looking to create a
place where the Who's Who in
America can go barefoot in the
Bahamas, and be at peace and
in harmony with their sur-
Mr Wilson told the gathering
they should be assured of a
quality development due to the
strategic partnerships formed
with such entities as the envi-
ronmental group, the Audubon
International Society, Wachovia
Bank the third largest bank
in the US, Sentient Jets, Chap-
man Development Company,
Royal Bank of Ca::ada, and

AOAC. 6&^"AMA$

* Possesses valid qualification as QS or Accountant

* Minimum 5 years experience in a responsible, senior
accountant or QS position

* Working knowledge of the business of construction a
significant advantage

* Proficient with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

* Good communications skills

ResuWe should be sent to Mark Scott, Development
De artinent, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay,
P.O Boi AB-20571, Marsh Harbour, Abaco or
faxed to 242-367-2930

Common Law and Equity Division





UPON READING the Affidavit of V. Moreno
Hamilton dated and filed herein on the 15th February,

IT IS ORDERED that the above named
Judgement Debtor, JAN WARD, do attend
before the Registrar of the Supreme Court at the
Supreme Court Registry, Ansbacher Building, East
Street on Thursday the 16th day of November, A.D.
2006, at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon and be orally
examined as 'to whether any and what debts are
owing to him and whether he has any and what
property or other means of satisfying the Judgement
herein dated the 24th day of
January. A.D., 2006 and that he
produce any books or documents in this
possession or power relating to the same before the
said Registrar at the time of the examination and that
the costs of this application and of the examination
thereunder be in the discretion of the said Registrar.

Dated the 19th day of October, A.D. 2006.



TAKE NOTICE if you the within named
JAN WARD neglect to obey this Order by the time
therein limited, you will be liable to the process,
of execution for the purpose of compelling you to
obey the same.

Mareva House
4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiff

Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Worldwide, which signed an
agreement last July with
Eleuthera Properties to develop
Cotton Bay Villas.
With the official launch of the
luxury resort on to the interna-
tional market, Cotton Bay's
developers have already
received a significant amount
of positive feedback from indi-
viduals who initially had limited
knowledge of the resort, the
island of Eleuthera and the
wider Bahamas, but who are
now interested in buying into
the project, Mr Wilson said.
He said that Ms Potter, as a
dynamic and experienced busi-
nesswoman and entrepreneur,
will bring additional expertise
to the Board of Directors, and
be important for many potential
clients from the US. Having a
woman of her stature on the
board, Mr Wilson noted, bene-
fits the development, and serves
as an integral factor in the suc-
cess of the project.

According to Ms Potter, the
project is expected to continue
to get a lot of attention in the
US, in large part because of the
difficulty in finding beautiful,
beachfront property on the US
"The number of places.where
you can go and have very large
yachts is very, very small, and
when you think about the prox-
imity between the US, particu-
larly Florida, and the Bahamas,
it is just the perfect spot, espe-
cially for those priced out of the
US market to go. The opportu-
nities [in the Bahamas] are
almost endless," she said.
Asked whether Floridians
will be the primary targets to
buy into Cotton Bay Estates
and Villas, Ms Potter said that
interest has already emerged
from individuals throughout the
US eastern seaboard, as well as
Canada, and even as far away as
While Cotton Bay will be an
easy spot for Floridians to con-

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In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act. No.'45 of 2000
in dissolution, as of October 30, 2006.

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


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(In Voluntary Liquidatipn)

extraordinary general meeting of the shareholders of
YORK HOLDINGS LIMITED is hereby called to be held
at the Registered Office of the Company on the 6th day of
December, 2006 at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon of that day.

The object and purpose of the said meeting is to have
laid before the shareholders of the Company the account of
the Liquidator thereof, (Mrs. Sarah M. Lobosky), showing
the manner in which the winding up of the Company has
been conducted, the property of the Company distributed.
and the debts and obligations of the Company discharged,
and also to hear any explanation that may be given by the

Dated this 2nd day of November, 2006

Sarah M. Lobosky

Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an extraor-
dinary general meeting of the shareholders of NASSAU
LODGE LIMITED is hereby called to be held at the Reg-
istered Office of the Company on the 6th day of December,
2006 at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon of that day.

The object and purpose of the said meeting is to have
laid before the shareholders of the Company the account of
the Liquidator thereof, (Mrs. Sarah M. Lobosky), showing
the manner in which the winding up of the Company has
been conducted, the property of the Company distributed
and the debts and obligations of the Comapny discharged,
and also to hear any explanation that may be given by the

Dated this 2nd day of November, 2006

Sarah M. Lobosky

sider, she said the resort will get
interest from all over the world.
Thrilled with the way the
launch turned out, Mr McDon-
ald, who sits on the Board of
Directors, said the right people
were at the event, and that they
expect to have additional net-
working and promotional
events as the project nears com-
Given its $2 million equity
investment in Cotton Bay, Mr
McDonald said that in light of
Royal Bank's 100 years of busi-
ness in the Bahamas, the bank
remains committed to the
development of the Bahamas
and its economy.
He added that the bank was
pleased to be involved in the
largest Bahamian-owned
tourism project that the country
has witnessed to date.
The development marks an
important milestone, and Roy-
al Bank's involvement is evi-
dence of their longstanding rela-
tionship with Mr Wilson and
their faith in his management
and the team he has assembled.
"We believe in him. He gave
us the opportunity to partici-
pate and have a direct owner-
ship interest in the develop-
ment, and we're pleased to be a
part of it," the Royal Bank chief
According to Mr McDonald,
with tourism the most impor-
tant industry in the Bahamas,
by being appointed to the

Board of Directors, Royal Bank
of Canada now gets a seat at
the table in the tourism indus-
"In one sense we couldn't be
more active in the tourism
industry. The Royal Bank of
Canada has such a breadth of
customers whether they are
personal or business customers
that supply the industry we
are already connected to the
industry, but we did not have
ownership in the industry. This
is a creative way to broaden our
participation and expand our
knowledge of the industry," Mr
McDonald said.
According to Mr Wilson, a
second promotional event for
Cotton Bay may be held, again
in Florida, during Super Bowl
Meanwhile, Ms Potter also
expressed an interest, at some
point, in revisiting the initial
reason that Chapman Develop-
ment entered the Bahamas' real
estate and homebuilders mar-
ket to build affordable, resi-
dential homes for Bahamians.
"We'd love to get involved in
projects like that as well.
Despite the fact that we started
out looking for opportunities to
build affordable homes, we of
course ended up helping out
with Cotton Bay and, the Cot-
ton Bay project is so significant
because it will do wonders for
the Eleuthera economy and
we're proud to be a part of it."


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(Ii Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an extraor-
dinary general meeting of the shareholders of NASSAU
LODGE LIMITED is hereby called to be held at the Reg-
istered Office of the Company on the 6th day of December,
2006 at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon of that day.

The object and purpose of the said meeting is to have
laid before the shareholders of the Company the accou:. of
the Liquidator thereof, (Mrs. Sarah M. Lobosky), show. -
the manner in which the winding up of the Company ha .
been conducted, the property of the Company distributed
and the debts and obligations of the Comapny discharged,
and also to hear any explanation that may be given by the

Dated this 2nd day of November, 2006

Sarah M. Lobosky

Legal Notice



(In Voluntary Liquidation)

extraordinary general meeting of the shareholders of
to be held at the Registered Office of the
Company on the 6th day of December, 2006
at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon of that day.

The object and purpose of the said meeting is to have
laid before the shareholders of the Company the account of
the Liquidator thereof, (Mrs. Sarah M. Lobosky), showing
the manner in which the winding -up of the Company has
been conducted, the property of the Company distributed
and the dbets and obligations of the Company discharged,
and also to hear explanation that may be given by the

Dated this 2nd day of November, 2006

Sarah M. Lobosky



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Science & Technology Awareness Week 2006

(November 6-9)

Theme:"Students Making a Difference in Science & Technology"

Sunday, November 5 -
10:00 12.00 a.m. Thanksgiving Church Service
Venue: Kingdom Life Church
25 Chesapeake Road

Monday, November 6
10:00 11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony
Venue: UWI Dining Room, Bahamas Tourism
Training Centre, Thompson Boulevard

Venue: Portia Smith Student Services Centre
Projects by COB students and faculty and the Forensics Department of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force and other community projects

11:30a.m. -- 5:00p.m OPEN HOUSE

Venues: Science & Technology Laboratories (Biology A-72, General Science (Al), Chemistry (A5), A-
73,Physics (A75), Machine Tool Lab (T-18); Electronics Lab (T-21); Electrical Power Lab (T-19) and
Architectural Studio (T-22) and Maths lab (A80)

Class Displays and presentation by: Entomology, invertebrate/vertebrate, digital photographs, internal
capturing and photographical wild life. Inclusive of: Plant Biology, Parasitology and Teacher Education.

Venue: UWI Dining Room, Bahamas Tourism Training Centre,
Thompson Boulevard

Plant Biology Class Presentation
Rap session with Julian Blair
Senior Project Engineer
GMPT-Test Technology
GMTP-Engine Dynamometer
Development and Calibration
Topics: (a) The Importance of Bahamians being exposed to science & Technology at the international
level (b) The ins and outs of getting into university and the corporate world.

6:00- 8:00 p.m. Town meeting: Faculty presentation and discussion
"The Environment and our Health"
Venue: Choices Restaurant

Moderator: Mr. Lionel Johnson, Assistant Professor
Speakers: Dr. Kathleen Sealey, Dean, Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences
Mrs. Laura Knowles, Chair, School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions;
Mr. Lester Flowers, Assistanit Professor, Biology Department, SST;
Mrs. Joyann Thompson, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, SST;
iStha,,eddy4sgociate. Profe sor. Agriculture/Biology. SST:
Mi. H.-irL\ Hleplurn. Assistant Profe..or, Technolog ,Depairtment. SST
Mr. Alex Farley, Assistant Professor, Head of Physics.Department

9:00a.m. -- 5:00p.m OPEN HOUSE
Venue: Portia Smith Student Services Centre

9:00a.m. -- 12:00noon Venue: Science & Technology Laboratories:
.(Biology A-72, General Science (Al), Chemistry (A5), A-73,Physic (A75),
Machine Tool Lab (T-18); Electronics Lab (T-21); Electrical Power Lab (T-19) and
Architectural Studio (T-22) and Maths lab (A80)

Class Displays and presentation by: Entomology, invertebrate/vertebrate, digital photographs, internal
capturing and photographical wildlife. Inclusive of: Plant Biology, Parasitology and Teacher Education.


"Naturopathic medicine and Traditional medicine with the medical community"
Venue: Choices Restaurant

Moderator: Dr. L. Curling, Associate Professor, SST
Speakers: Dr. Sir N Kevin King ND (MA); Dr. Philip Huyler BA, DC;
Dr. Kayla Stubbs, Assistant Professor, Northern Campus; Dr. Devaughn Curling
Dr. Rickey Davis, MD; Dr. Steven Rolle, MD

9:00a.m. 5:00p.m


Venues: Portia Smith Student Services Centre
& Science & Technology Laboratories: (Biology A-72, General Science (Al), Chemistry (A5), A-73,
Phlinics (A75), Machine Tool Lab (T-18); Electronics Lab (T-21); Electrical Power Lab (T-19) ahd
Architectural Studio (T-22) and Mathematics Lab (A80)

Venue: Campus Clinic; Portia Smith Student Services Centre

Venue: Students' Union Building
Plant Biology Class Presentation

5:00-8:00 p.m. Student Symposium/Debate
Venue: Choices Restaurant
Moderator: Dr. Marcia Mundle, Assistant Professor, SST
Speakers: Miss Christina Basden, Lab Assistant, COB
Mr. William McKenzie; Mr. Delgardo Forbes; Mr. Keith Philippe
or Mr. Everton Joseph

9:00a.m. -- 5:00p.m OPEN HOUSE
Venues: Portia Smith Student Services Centre and
Science & Technology Laboratories:
(Biology A-72; General Science (Al); Chemistry (A5); A-73; Physics (A75);
Machine Tool Lab (T-18); Electronics Lab (T-21); Electrical Power Lab (T-19);
Architectural Studio (T-22) and Math Lab (A80)

12:00 --1:30p.m. Research Edge Forum
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Culinary & Hospitality
Management Institute (CHMI)
Speaker: Mrs. Darlene Edwards, Researcher, C.C. Sweeting Senior High School
Topic: "Students Attitudes towards Mathematics and Science in Selected
Public High Schools in a Bahamian School District"

2:00 p.m. -3:30p.m. Open forum/Career Opportunities Session
Venue: Lecture Theatr, CHMI
Moderator: Mr. Lester Flowers, Assistant Professor
Speaker: Mrs. Nikesa Malcolm, Ministry of Health & Environment Addresses the National Needs of The

Venue: Lecture Theatre, CHMI
Dr. Kathleen Sealey, Dean
Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences
Mrs. Bridgett Hogg, Chair, SST

Vote of Thanks

Dr. Marcia Mundle, Assistant Professor
(Department of Agriculture, Biology & Geography)

Science Awareness Week 2006 Committee Members
Dr. Earle M. Johnson (Chair)
Dr. Marcia. Mundle
Dr. Llewelyn Curling
Mrs. Joyann Thompson
Mrs. Judith Blair

The Bahamas Marine and Environmental Studies Institute

The College/University of The Bahamas seeks a dynamic and creative individual to provide 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 this 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 EmploymentApplication,
a Comprehensive Resume and up-to-date transcripts, giving full particulars of qualifications and
experience, along with three work references no later than NOVEMBER 13, 2006 to:
Director, Human Resources, The College of The Bahamas
P. 0. Box N-4912
5 Nassau, N. P., The Bahamas
Facsimile: (242) 302-4539
Web Site:

Office of Academic Affairs
Non Instructional Faculty Advertisements 2007 2008

Counselling & Health Services Department

Candidate will be required to assist in developing and implementing counselling programmes for the
campus community including provision of individual and group therapy and counselling to students,
assessment interviews, referrals and consultations with faculty, staff and local professionals around issues
related to the developmental needs (academic, career-vocational and psycho-social) of college students.
Must be willing to work flexible hours.
The successful candidate must have an earned Masters degree in Counselling, counselling/clinical
psychology or equivalent.

Salary Scale: $32,710 $47,710

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Clinical Preceptor

The successful candidate must be a Registered Nurse with post qualification training and good organizational
skills. Duties would include supervising students in the laboratories to develop basic nursing skills;
coordinating the clinical rotations and practicums for students; review practicum skills; compilation of
student logs and reports for the course instructor. The successful candidate should be self-directed and
work well with people.
Salary Scale: Instructor $27,110 $40,110

Library and Instructional Media Services
Librarian Technical Services

The position falls in the area of Technical Services. The incumbent should be dynamic, innovative
individual with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community. The Librarian will demonstrate
successful administrative experience in a library, sound understanding of emerging technologies and the
ability to use them within the library setting and commitment to developing a strong integrated library
service within the academic environment.

The duties of the Librarian will include management of the Unit, leadership in short and long range
planning to enhance and expand library services, development and promotion of library resources and
services, personnel supervision, initiation and management of appropriate emerging technologies, and
liaison with relevant internal and external groups.
The Librarian should possess a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited
institution, and a minimum of two years, post Masters professional library experience. The incumbent
will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills that engender an excellent customer
friendly environment. Evening and weekend work on rotation, library research, service to the community
and library instruction will also be required.

Salary Scale: $32,710. $47,710
To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by November 17,2006. A complete *
application p.; a detailed curriculum vita, copies of aii transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment),
and the names and contact information for three references addressed to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thomp.on Boulevard & Poincianna Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

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


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e/Assistant Professor in Physical/Health Education K-12

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

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Associate/Assistant Professors Nursing (New Providence Cam us)

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

School of Sciences and Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Professor:

Associate Professor:

Masters $39,460 $61,960
Doctorate $42,160 $69,160

Masters $45,760 $69,960
Doctorate: $50,260 $77,760
To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by November 17, 2006. A complete
application packet consists of an application letter, a College of The Bahamas' Application Form,
a detailed curriculum vita, copies of all transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment),
and the names and contact information for three references addressed to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poincianna Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas *

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

Industry Training Administrator
Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the Industry Training Administrator (ITA)
post in the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute. The Industry Training Administrator reports
to the Executive Director, Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute. The successful candidate
must possess at least a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area plus five years related industry
experience or a Master's degree in a relevant subject area plus three years related industry, experience.
Excellent organizational, presentational and interpersonal communication skills are required for this
The portfolio of the ITA includes the organization and oversight of all matters relative to Industry Training,
including the design, development and review of new and existing skills level training and education
curricula; and the coordination of the offering of such programmes and courses, both throughout the
College Network and within industry.
The Industry Training Administrator is responsible for working in concert with Industry Partners in the
Hospitality and Tourism Sectors to develop and implement training opportunities to meet special needs
identified within the industry. The successful candidate will coordinate the review and updating of
existing education and training programmes offered through the industry arm of the Culinary and
Hospitality Management Institute; prepare training proposals, including costing, for special needs as
requested by various establishments; negotiate training consultants' contracts; and organize and conduct
training seminars and workshops. In addition to coordinating the preparation of Industry training manuals
and guides and maintaining reference copies of current standard operating procedures and job descriptions
and specifications for all major jobs within the hospitality and tourism sectors, the Industry Training
Administrator must also coordinate job placement for students and graduates and serve as Secretary to
the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute Advisory Board.

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

Associate/Assistant Professor Biology (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in the biological or agricultural
sciences with strong background in entomology, specifically agricultural entomology. The successful
candidate will be expected to teach biology up to the senior year in a bachelor's degree programme and
develop a research programme related to the needs and priorities of The College. Teaching experience
at the college level is essential.
Associate/Assistant Professor Mathematics (New Providence and Northern Bahamas Campuses)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in pure or applied mathematics.
Candidate will be expected to both teach Pure and Applied Mathematics e.g. Statistics up to the senior
year in a bachelor's degree programme as well as develop a research programme in his or her area of
specialty. Teaching experience at the college level is essential.
Associate/Assistant Professors Physics (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree m Physics, preferably a PhD., with experience
teaching both service courses (physics for biology and health care professionals) as well as major courses.
A broad background in Physics is an asset; with a desire to teach and incorporate undergraduate students
in research programmes both within the college and in collaboration with other institutions. Successful
applications should have research interest and foci that can be pursued in at COB or in collaboration with
partner institutions.
Associate/Assistant Professor Chemistry (New Providence Campus)
The successful candidate should have an advanced degree in Chemistry, preferably a PhD, with experience
teaching up to senior year in a bachelor's degree programme. A broad background in chemistry would
be an asset as teaching areas span courses in Organic, Inorganic, Analytical and Environmental and
Physical Chemistry. Research interests and foci applicable to the use of current facilities and The
College's research stations are desirable.

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Invites qualified applicants for the following position:-
Reporting to the Trust Accountant, this new position has been created
to assist in the duties related to the preparation of financial statements
for trusts and related companies.

-At least five (5) years experience ideally in the client
accounting department of a private bank or trust company.
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Commercial Building located Toote Shop Corner & East Street
The property comprises 1,876 sq ft.

For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before November 30, 2006.

BAHAMAS Supermarkets
has appointed Dr Gail Saun-
ders to its Board of Directors.
Basil Sands, Bahamas Super-
markets chairman, said: "Dr
Saunders has distinguished her-
self throughout her life with a
long list of professional and per-
sonal achievements.and accred-
itations. She is a highly respect-
ed academic, a published
author and the country's lead-
ing historian on all matters
"We are indeed fortunate to
have her knowledge and life
experience to help us advance
and improve our operations
and service to our customers in
Bahamas Supermarkets."
Dr Saunders is presently the

Bahamas' director general of
heritage, Department of
Archives, Ministry of Educa-
tion, Science and Technology.
She is chairperson of the
National Art Gallery Commit-
tee and a member of the Board
of Trustees, Nassau Public
She serves as a member of
the Bahamas UNESCO Com-
mission and as president of the
Bahamas Girl Guides Associa-
tion since 2002.
Dr Saunders is the holder of
many civic and professional
awards, among them the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce's Distinguished Citizens
Award for Government, a Paul
Harris Fellow given by the

Rotary Foundation of Royal
International, a recipient on
Her Majesty The. Queen's 2003
New Year's Honours List of an
O.B.E, and in 2004 was recog-
nised with an honorary Doctor
of Laws Degree from the Uni-
versity of the West Indies.
Dr Saunders joins board
members J. Barrie Farrington,
Franklyn Butler, Anwer J. Sun-
derji, G. Anthony King and
Frere Delmas.
Bahamas Supermarkets
began operations in 1968. BSL
Holdings acquired approxi-
mately 78 per cent of the issued
and outstanding ordinary shares
of Bahamas Supermarkets last
August, replacing Winn Dixie
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The College of the Bahamas invites applications for the following post:

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

START DATE: December 1, 2006

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

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* Prior knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, techniques and practices
is a definite asset.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the Development Officer.
* 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 Application Form, a comprehensive resume and a cover
letter of interest. To expedite the appointment procedure, applicants should
request that three referees send references under confidential cover directly
to the address listed, below:
Human Resources department
The College of The Bahamas
Ground Floor, Administration Building
Thompson Blvd and Poinciana Drive
PO Box N 4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Please visit our website at for more information about the
College and to access the College's Employment Application Form.

Prospective Applicants

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The National Coalition for Health Care Reform is a partnership of Bahamian citizens representing all sectors
of society who are committed to improving health care services that truly incorporate the elements of the
right of choice and equal access to health care services for all residents in the Bahamas; of equal importance
in our endeavors is to establish a NHI plan that is financially viable and sustainable for many years to come.

The Coalition acknowledges that Government has always sought to make available affordable health care
and for that purpose uses more than 15% of the national budget. The Coalition also recognizes that there
is an ever-increasing need for improved and expanded health care and that Government is to be commended
for taking the initiative to meet this most daunting challenge.
The Coalition unanimously supports the need for health care reform and restructuring.
The Coalition submits that health care reform in the Bahamas must reflect the following principles:
I. Upgrading the present health care infrastructure should be the first priority: The Bahamian health
care system requires significant and sustained restructuring and reform which includes an upgrade to
the physical, human and administrative infrastructure;
II. All Bahamian Residents should have access to health care: Reform must improve and ensure access
to primary, secondary and critical care for all Bahamian Residents;
Ill. True and Meaningful Consultation and Consensus: Reform dictates that the principal stakeholders
must be equitable partners in the articulation, development an,d execution for improvements to the health,
care systeni; r
IV. Detailed Breakdown of Benefits Under the System: The benefits of a national health care plan must
be clearly defined and articulated at the outset in order to avoid misinformation and unreasonable
expectations by the public;
V. Public Choice: The intent of health care reform must be to provide universal health care coverage. It
is important that the public should have choice in selecting their insurance carrier and health care provider.

VI. An Ombudsman for Health. An independent legislated oversight body for the health care sector should
necessary, violations or breaches of the application of the National Health Plan;
VII. Viability and Sustainability. A plan should be established which is financially viable and able to sustain
itself over time. It should not diminish nor discourage prospect of consistent economic growth, the creation
of new jobs, and the increase in entrepreneurial opportunities. Nor should it create an undue burden on
the people or the government of The Bahamas.
VIII. Phasing In Health Care Reform: An Implementation Strategy should incorporate a "Phase-In" approach,
giving priority to those areas of public health that are most critical. This is to provide the opportunity
to adjust to a new health care system, while permitting the underlying infrastructure the time to expand
^ v to meet increased demands.
? We are deeply committed toward contributing to the improvement and sustainability of health care in The
Bahamas. Accordingly, thd Coalition for National Health Care Reform will collaborate with government in
producing a plan that is practical, efficient and minimizes the future financial burden on the people of The
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| Members of the National Coalition for Health Care Reform
Medical Association of The Bahamas
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
National Congress of Trade Unions
Bahamas Hotel Association
National Tourism Development Board
I Nassau Institute

Bahamas Small Business Association
Bahamas Employers Confederation
Bahamas Hotel Employers Association
Bahamas Dental Association
Bahamas Insurance Brokers Association
Bahamas General Insurance Association
Bahamas Motor Dealers Association
The Bahamas Manufacturers' Agents and Wholesalers Association
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According to event coordi-
nator Fritz Grant, this year's
competition went down to the
wire as the top finishers in
each division would have been
able to assist their school in
capturing the overall title.
Grant revealed that both
the Knights and the Raptors
would have difficulties in
defending their titles.
He said: "This is such a sur-
prise, I am very pleased to see
the number of athletes and
schools that turned out. But
this year it went down to the
wire, the times were close so
we don't know who the win-
ners are."

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ball League (NFL) yesterday,
Godfrey Ellis was preparing
himself for his first semifinal
appearance in the Canadian
Football League (CFL).
Ellis, the only Bahamian to
play in the CFL, has been a
member of the Calgary Stam-
peders football club for two
years, starting on the team's
offensive line.
Yesterday, the Stampeders,
who are 10-8 on the season,
lined-up against the 9-9
Saskatchewan Roughriders, in
the Scotiabank West Semi-
Final series. The result will be
posted in tomorrow's edition
of The Tribune. This is the
fourth time these two teams
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Junior Sports Reporter
THE Scotia Bank Paradise
Cricket Club can claim 'two
straight,' after capturing the
Bahamas Cricket Associa-
tion Invitational Sixes tour-
The champions in the
Bahamas Cricket Associa-
tion (BCA) league, the Sco-
tia Bank Paradise Cricket
Club defeated the Castrol
Commonwealth Cricket Club
for the tournament title yes-
terday at the Haynes Oval.
.The tournament, which
was sponsored by Clico
Bahamas Limited, saw the
Scotia Bank Paradise Crick-
et Club batting first, scoring
70 runs, bowling out Castrol
Commonwealth Cricket Club
52 runs. The top bowlers in
the game were Andrea
Doramos and Eric Green.
Finishing in the third spot
was Dockendale Cricket
Club with the fourth spot
going to the Rising Star
Cricket Club.
According to captain of
the Scotia Bank Paradise
Cricket Club Llewellyn Arm-
strong, the six-a-side tourna-
ment was something cricket
fans in the Bahamas needed
to witness especially since
the newly adapted format is
being played worldwide.
Armstrong also expressed
gratitude to the BCA for
hosting the tournament.

He said: "This is a con-
densed version of the game,
we usually play 50-over
games and the 20/20 a-side
game is a new version that
was introduced to the world
a few years ago. Now the six-
a-side is an even more con-
densed version of the game
20-20. It is a very brief game,
fast paced.
"The team played well
throughout the tournament,
we played consistently
throughout the tournament. I
felt as though we were the
better team, the one with the
most talent, a smart team
that played exceptionally
well. We made use of what
we had a played to the best
of our abilities."
The annual tournament
was scheduled to host teams
from United States, Canada
and Freeport, but, due to
previous engagements these
squads were unable to
attend. As a result the
Bahamas Cricket Associa-
tion Invitational Sixes tour-
nament hosted eight local
Armstrong added: "I was
a little disappointed not hav-

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ing the teams to compete
against, but overall it was a
great tournament. I believe
that all the teams that par-
ticipated played hard, so that
"Of course the competition
would have been a whole lot
stiffer if we had the teams
here, but we must give
thanks to the local teams that
still supported the BCA
efforts despite not having the
teams here."
Speaking on behalf of Sco-
tia Bank was Sean Brath-
waite, a corporate manager
with the bank and member
of the Scotia Bank Paradise
Cricket Club.
Brathwaite thanked the
bank for committing to the
He said: "Soliciting spon-
sors are always hard, but the
team would like#to express
thanks to Scotia Bank for
assisting. This is the 50th
anniversary for the bank and
they've decided to assist
where possible."

Knights and the Raptors

Junior Sports Reporter
CR WALKER Knights and the CH
Reeves Raptors were hoping the road to
another cross country championship title
would be easy, but, when the final runner
crossed the line, both schools were left to
cross their fingers.
With the increased number of partici-
pants in the 14th annual CH Reeves
Cross, Country Championships, which
were held on Saturday at Fort Charlotte,
coordinators haven't yet been able to
report the official results to teams.
Despite all of this, Knights' head of
athletic department Floyd Armbrister
remains optimistic, admitting that he
would love nothing more than the team to
recapture the title, but adding that the
most important feature was the turnout,
not only by the Knights but other schools
as well.
He said: "Everyone knows that cross
country is not a glamour event, getting the
athletes to participate in this event is hard
because of the route they have to take.
What we do at CR Walker, is all the

coaches decide to involve their teams,
using this as conditioning.
"We have like some 85 students out
here, athletes who play volleyball, bas-
ketball, soccer and softball. The track
athletes are expected to be out here
because I always use this as an off season
workout for them. Last year when we
did this we had great success through the
remainder of the season, in fact all the
athletes were in shape and it paid off in
the end. But I am extremely happy to
see the other athletes participating, this is
a positive sign for the school.
"This is a rebuilding stage right now
for the school so we are hoping to see'
some improvements as the year pro-
"We did fairly well, I think we won the
under 17 girls division and probably sec-
ond in the under 20 girls division and
probably second or third in the senior
boys division."
Even though the official results weren't
announced there were, some clear cut
winners at the event.
Winning the under 20 women's divi-
sion was Ashley Hanna.
Hanna, who competes in the 400m and

800m in track and field, said she didn't
come into the race with a game plan, but
strategised one as the event went on.
She said: "I just wanted to run hard, I
wasn't too sure what it would do but I
wanted to be in the numbers when it
came down to it. So when they fired the
gun I took off, unlike everyone else who
just ran a slow start.
"When I saw that I was in the lead I
tried to pace myself knowing that I had
three laps to run. I was scared but I put
that thought out of my mind and as I con-
tinued to run I formulated a plan. Real-
ising that I had a slight lead over everyone
I decided to run the hills hard while
everyone was just jogging up them.
"This helped to separate me from the
other runners a bit and give me a chance
to relax when I needed.
"Three laps, this is hard, I wouldn't
want anyone to think I had an easy day, I
wanted to give up but I knew it would
help set the tune for the upcoming season.
I have big plans for this track and field
season so if I had given up in this race
who knows what may have happened."
SEE page 15B

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