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Publication Date: November 9, 2006
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Attorney on Justice


John Lyons' ruling


By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamnian judicial system
could implode it the Magistrates
courts of the country follow
Supreme Court Justice John
Lyons' landmark ruling and
adjourn all their matters until
government addresses the inde-
pendence of the judiciary which
Shas been called into question.
Attorney Damian Gomez yes-
terdaysaid that should the Mag-
istrates folio" the ruling -v'.hich
he feels by law the. should -per-
sons could not be charged with
any crimes, and bail could not be
granted to those alrecads on
remand until the matter is
resolved by the executive.
He emphasised that this is
especiallN critical as suspects
arrested b\ the police would hae
to be set free because the) could
not be charged with a crime with-
in the appropriate time period.
"For a magistrate to embark
on a processwith know ledge that
the Supreme Court has ruled that
it is not independent, it calls into
question the entire enminaljuris-
diction," he said.


SIn a controversial ruling by JuS-
tice LNons on MNonday,. the judge
stated that government had
neglected to conduct a review of
judges' salaries eer three years;
thereby making the judiciary
beholden to the executive and
effectively taking a\ay its inde-
pendence.
Justice L1ons said he cannot
help but think that government
deliberately\ ignored a law
Ahich is designed to protect the
constitutional independence of
"thai bod% ut peu ion' whuit task
is to protect all persons in the
Bahamas against abuses of their
constitutional right "
Speaking at a press conference
held by the Bahamas Bar Associ-
ation's Bar Council yesterday. Mr
Gomez said that it is his iew\ that
all Magistrates should follow the
example of Circuit Magistrate
Rene MNIcKa), "ho on Monday
adjourned all her matters until
the issue raised by Justice Lyons
is dealt with.
"And for obvious reasons
because there is a potential for
personal liability for imprison-
SEE page'10


JUSTICE John Lyons sits with Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall during a recent call to th
for 3oung Bahamian lawyers.
(Photo 4y: Franklyn G Fergu


AG: The AG defends the
Swift Justice Deput Director of


Courts 'continue as usual' campaign
will proceed
S EBy NATARIO McKENZIE a ba
unabated


DESPITE reports in some local dailies that magistrate's courts
would close yesterday after Supreme Court Justice John Lyons' con-
troversial ruling, everything continued as usual, said Chief Magis-
trate Roger Gomez.
Magistrate Gomez told The Tribune yesterday he could not
comment on Justice Lyons' ruling as the matter is now before the
courts, but to put it simply everything had gone on as usual and
would continue to.
In a ruling handed down on Monday, Supreme Court Justice
SEE page 10


* By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
VIGOROUSLY defending
the "Swift Justice" pro-
gramme, Attorney Generial
Allson Maynard-Gibson, in
an inter iew with The Tribune
yesterday, said it was "vehe-
mently clear" that govern-
ment had caused no constitu-
tional crisis and that the
"Swift Justice" campaign will
proceed unabated, despite
criticisms from Justice John
Lyons in his controversial rul-
ing.
In his ruling on Monday
from the Bench in Freeport,
Justice Lyons said govern-
ment had caused a "constitu-
tional crisis" and shown a
"manifest disregard for the
rule of law" by failing to con-
duct a review of judges'
salaries and failing to imple-
ment the binding recommen-
dations of the judicial review
SEE page 10


Public Prosecutions
ATTORNEY General
Atlson Maynard Gibson yes-
terday took "grave exception"
to the "venomous attack"
against the Deputy Director of
Public Prosecutions, Cheryl
Grant Bethell in a controver-
sial court ruling handed down
Monday in Freeport.
"I stand in defence of the,
impeccable record of Mrs
Cheryl Grant Bethell. For the
record, Mrs Cheryl Grant
Bethell at all times was acting in
her capacity as Deputy Director
of Public Prosecutions and
effectively carrying out the
mandate of the Attorney Gen-
eral," Mrs Maynard-Gibson.
said.
The Attorney General said
that Mrs Grant-Bethell is a bril-
liant professional Bahamian
woman and an experienced and
seasoned prosecutor.
"She comes from a long line
of patriots who have sacrificed
much to. build our nation. Her
record is unimpeachable. She is
an example of a Bahamian who
returned to the Bahamas having
attained top qualifications
abroad and excelled at the best
universities," she said.
Mrs Maynard Gibson said
SEE page eight


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Prisoner files

affidavit over

alleged death

row conditions
* By ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
AN AFFIDAVIT filed
with the Supreme Court by
Trono Davis alleges that liv-
ing conditions on death row
at Her Majesty's Prison are
appalling and as he is no
longer under a sentence of
death, it would be inhumane
and degrading to keep him
there
Trono Davis was convicted
on December 13,-1999 of mur-
dering Jerrad Ferguson.
He was then involved in a
landmark, ruling earlier this
year.when the Privy Council
determined that the inanda-
tory death sentence in the
Bahamas was unconstitution-
al.
Lawyers for both Davis and
fellow death-row inmate For-
rester Bowe filed an appeal
to the Privy Council, result-
ing in the high court ordering
that the sentences of both
SEE page eight


Senator gives
notice of plans for
investigation into
Port Authority
SENATOR Philip Galanis gave
notice in the Senate yesterday of
his plans for the introduction of a
resolution to form a Senate Select
Committee to investigate and.
examine all matters relating to the
Grand Bahamna Port Authority
arising out of the recent develop-
ments at the port.
The significant developments
cited by Senator Galanis that he
believes require the Senate's scruti-
ny include the sudden and unex-
plained resignations and termina-
tions of senior Bahamian and nion-
Bahamian management employ-
ees, the subsequent resignations
of tv.'o Bahhmian members of the
hiaor ild(irectors anid lic nppoint-
SEE page 15

Minister claims
expired food
placed on shelves
intentionally
* By ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
ACCORDING to Agriculture
Min-ister Leslie Millcr st-rt oper-
ators are intentionally placing
expired food items on shelves
where theN are endangering the
health of children and the entire
public
S The Minister's comments were
made 'esterdal at a press con-
terence at the Ministr of Agri-
culture.
The minister suggested that
most "unsuspecting consumers"
don't look at the expiry date on
SEE page 15

Police investigation
into claims of
corruption at Ministry
By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE police have launched an
official investigation into claims of
widespread corruption at the
Ministry of Housing, it was
announced yesterday.
Following revelations in The
Tribune this week by contractors
who allege that certain officials
demand regular payoffs at sever-
al stages of a given project, Hous-
ing Minister Neville Wisdom
called a press conference to say
he had no knowledge of any such
activity, but invited anybody who
does, in the press, his ministry, or
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* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
SQUATTERS are concerned
that Minister of Housing Neville
Wisdom may have lost focus on *
some "real issues" after com-
ing under heavy media scruti-
ny over the past week.
Claiming that Ministry of
Housing officials offered to
allow squatters to stay on the
land on the condition that they
pay for their homes to be
repaired and upgraded, one
woman said the officials have
been silent on the matter since
the weekend.
The woman, who only want-
ed to be known as a concerned
resident, claimed some squat-
ters were given letters from the
Ministry of Housing to take to
the bank but have heard noth-
ing since.
"We are still awaiting a
response when it comes to


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upgrading the facilities," she
said.
. According to the source, the
upgrades are to include water,
electricity and other amenities.
."We need to know where we


stand. We want to know what
Housing is doing so they can
continue to finish these hous-
es," she said.
The woman declined to iden-
tify the area where she lives,
but said some of her neighbours
have lived there for more than
20 years.
"Squatters have nowhere to
go. And some persons here
have invested thousands of dol-
lars to fix up their places.
"We need some sort of direc-
tion, because right now we don't
know what to do. They have us
hanging in the balance," she
said.
The woman noted that with
all the attention that the Min-
istry of Housing has attracted
in the last week amid claims of
pay-offs and corruption
schemes, she hopes Mr Wisdom
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After living in his home for
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The angry homeowner claims
that all his efforts to seek the
help from a Ministry of Housing
official proved fruitless and that
he was "brushed off" on sever-
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. According to the man, his
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nto claims oNeville Wisdom announces what


corruption

FROM page one
Sthe public, to come forward
to the police.
When questioned, Mr Wis-
dom said that "If (he) had
knowledge of or would have
participated in that ring of cor-
ruption" he would resign.
During the conference, which
doubled as a "staff meeting" for
hundreds of government
employees many of whom
were initially in the dark as to
the purpose of the last-minute
meeting Mr Wisdom refused
to answer any questions from
the press until he had read his
speech. Question time was
pushed back further after this
speech was then repeated a sec-
ond time for the benefit of ZNS,
who were more than 45 min-
utes late.
When questions were
allowed, a number of members
of the audience primarily
seated in the front row -
began to heckle members of the
press.
Very little attempt was made
to quiet these individuals by the
senior officials present when
this heckling occurred, nor
when they applauded thunder-
ously after several comments
made by the minister during the
question period.
The minister had earlier
claimed that the articles had
"cast a cloud" over the heads
of the "entire staff" in the min-
istry of youth, sports and hous-
ing, by not specifically naming
- the individuals alleged to be
- involved in corrupt activities.
In response to questions
about whether he had knowl-
edge of which individuals were
involved in corrupt activities,
Mr Wisdom said: "I don't know
of any, and I would invite any-
one who has been approached
by an inspector who requested a
bribe to say so. There's never
been a complaint to me about a
contractor who pays an inspec-
tor."
He then called upon two men
from the audience who he said
had both been contracted to
build government housing to
say whether they had ever been
subject to extortion to which
they both shook their heads vig-
orously and replied: "No, no
no". They posited that the
claims were the doings of "dis-
gruntled contractors".
On Tuesday, The Tribune
reported claims that a "ring of
corruption" within the Ministry,
of Housing are ripping off con-
tractors, and mostly.poor home
buyers by thousands of dollars
by extorting money during the
construction process.


* A SCENE from the meeting yesterday in which Neville Wisdom made his announcement


* By Tribune Staff Writer

HOUSING Minister Neville
Wisdom said yesterday that he
is only legally bound to release
certain information to the pub-
lic on the funding of housing
projects.
This follows the revelation by
The Tribune's Mark Humes on
Monday that information tabled
by Mr Wisdom in the House of
Assembly last week seems to
be contradicted by "unofficial"
information obtained from
another source.
While speaking on separate
allegations of corruption at the
ministry, Mr Wisdom said:
"I would also take this oppor-
tunity to release to the public
the advice of the attorney gen-
eral's office with respect to the
provision of information by the
ministry or minister responsi-
ble for housing.
"I quote: 'It is agreed that
section 25 of the Housing Act
does provide for the public dis-
closure of audited accounts
once laid before the HouLse of
Assembly, as well as other i-r-
tistical data at the discretion of
the minister. In particular sec-
tion 25.3 and four read as fol-
lows: As soon as the accounts of
the minister has been audited,
the minister shall lay before
each house of parliament a copy
of the statement referred to in
subsection one of this section
and a copy of the report made
by the auditors on that state-
ment and copies thereof shall


be made available by the min-
ister to the public at a responsi-
ble price.
"'The minister shall compile
and publish such statistics relat-
ing to his principle activities
under this Act and to the pro-
vision of and demand for
dwelling houses for ownership
and occupation by families of
low and middle as the minister
may consider necessary for the
purposes of this Act.

'Vexatious'

"'However, while there is a
general duty for public author-
ities to disclose certain infor-
mation, this is subject to exemp-
tions. In this regard, the release
can be refused inter alia if the
request is vexatious, if the cost
of providing the same is exces-
sive, if the information can be
obtained from other sources, or
prejudicial to conduct of pub-
lic affairs, or is likely to reveal
confidential or personal infor-
- marion. --
The AM-\ otticc also said,
according to 6Mr Wisdom, thaTr
"the supply of said audited and
statistical reports, assuming the
same are available, ought to be
sufficient to discharge any oblig-
ation or requirement for your
ministry to disclose informa-
tion."
The Tribune also revealed last
week that in addition to the dis-
parity in the contract amounts
reflected in the various docu-


ments circulating, the set of doc-
uments not tabled by the min-
ister show that in one subdivi-
sion, 44 separate line entries on
a construction payment form
were either left blank or con-
tained the words "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.
The hunt for information on,
Ministry of Housing building
contracts began sometime in
May, 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
ministry's hands were seeming-
ly forced when an embarrass-
ing conversation between Mr
Wisdom and his permanent sec-
retary was broadcast on a local
radio station and printed in the
newspaper's popular Insight
section.
In the conversation, which
was left on The Tribune's
answering machine after the
minister failed to hang up from
a call he made to the newspa-
per, 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."


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FROM page one
ment of persons where you do
not have the jurisdiction to
make such an order," he said.
Mr Gomez said that while
other Supreme Court judges
could disagree with Justice
Lyons' assessments, none has
done so as yet, therefore leaving
the magistrates "with only the
single decision of Mr Justice
Lyons to follow."
"I'm .not sure the import of
this has sunk in to the public.
Something as simple as follow-
ing an arrest and a decision to
charge, the person whose
accused ought to be brought
within a reasonable time before
a Magistrate.
"If the Magistrates are not
sitting to hear matters, (those)
persons have to be released,"
he said.
If someone who is on remand
goes before a Supreme Court
judge who takes the same posi-
tion Justice Lyons is taking,
then "there is no Supreme
Court he can go to to get bail
.from," Mr Gomez said.
He said it would be best for
Magistrates to particularly hold
off on rulings in cases where a
person's liberty is at stake, as
those decisions could later be
interpreted as unlawful if the
court is seen as having lost its
-independence from the execu-
tive.
S This comes after the Bar
Council filed a motion with the
Supreme Court against Prime
Minister Perry Christie and oth-
ers of the executive branch for
constitutional relief under Arti-
cle 28 of the Constitution.
Listed as the defendants are
the Prime Minister, Opposition
Leader Hubert Ingraham,
House Speaker Oswald Ingra-
ham and Senate President
Sharon Wilson.
The Bar Council is claiming
that the Supreme Court, the


Court of Appeal, the Magis-
trate's Court and the Industrial
Tribunal have all been compro-
mised because of the failure of
the government to comply with
the Judges' Remuneration and
Pensions Act.
The Council is asking that the
salary of the Chief Justice be
increased to $125,000 per year;
Senior Justices to $118,000 per
year; ordinary justices to


$115,000; Court of Appeal Pres-
ident to $123,000 per year; Jus-
tice of Appeal to $120,000 per
year; and Industrial Tribunal
President to $118,000, among
other increases for magistrates
and registrars.
Mr Gomez said that as a for-
mer senator he often urged gov-
ernment to deal with the matter
of the reviews of judges'
salaries, and warned them about


the consequences of not fol-
lowing the binding recommen-
dations of the judicial review
commission.
In the last Budget debate
alone, he said, he committed
more than an hour to this prob-
lem.
"It seems the evil which was
warned about has now come to
pass," he said.


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PAGE 4, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006


EIOIAULETT S T HEEITOR


WASHINGTON The voters have
sent a clear message to President Bush:
It's time to pull out of Iraq.
But the president still refuses to lis-
ten.
In a bruising post-election news con-
ference Wednesday, an emotional Bush
extended an olive branch to the victori-
ous Democrats to "work together" on
some of the differences between them
but he remained adamant that U.S.
troops will not come home from Iraq
until "the job is done.",
He told reporters, "We cannot accept
defeat in Iraq."
But he did announce the resignation of
Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld -
one of the neo-conservative architects
of the war and declared that a "fresh
start" was needed. Former CIA direc-
tor Robert Gates has been named as
Rumsfeld's successor.
Bush was not on the ballot in Tues-
day's mid-term elections which swept
Democrats into control of the House
and, likely, the Senate.
But the election turned into a nation-
al referendum-on his preemptive cata-
strophic invasion of Iraq and his conser-
vative domestic policies aided and
abetted by a rubber-stamp Republican-
led Congress.
The people have spoken and their mes-
sage was one of disgust with the mili-
tant Bush-Cheney policy that set "vic-
tory" as the only exit strategy..
On the campaign trail Bush took a
hard line, saying "if the Democrats win,
the terrorists win and America loses."
It's now up to the rejoicing Democ-
rats out of power for many years- to
find a way out of the quagmire. The ball
is in their court.
So far they have not stepped up to this
challenge, offering only vague bromides
and nebulous goals.
Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., a retired
Marine officer and staunch defender of
the Pentagon, deserves credit for his call
earlier Ibis year for U.S. troops to leave
Iraq, starting "at the earliest practica-
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specific plans and take a strong stand
against continuing the mayhem the Bush
administration ignited by invading oil-
rich Iraq. Although the president has
conceded Iraq had nothing to do with'
the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., he
insists that defeat by the Iraqi resistance
"is not an option" and he continues to
mush terrorism with the U.S. occupa-
tion of Iraq.
Although he is paying a heavy price,
Bush is not one to admit defeat for this
foreign policy fiasco. He already has
assigned his successors to be named
after the 2008 election the job of end-
ing the war at some future date. He indi-
cated at his news conference again, that
he expects the war to go beyond his pres-
idency.
Bush's foriher chief speechwriter
Michael Gerson was quoted in the
Boston Globe as saying the president
"will not abandon the war in Iraq but
must redefine it in a way that satisfies a
public desire for a change."
Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, who
won re-election Tuesday, said the admin-
istration's Iraq policy "absolutely has to
change."
Meantime, Bush says he will meet soon
with former Secretary of State James
Baker, the astute Bush family confidant
who is co-chairman of a Congress-
ordained Iraq Study Group. The panel is
preparing several options for Bush on
how to extricate U.S. troops from Iraq
without causing more chaos.'
Baker has already rejected a quick
pullout from Iraq and the panel is report-
edly focusing on ways to achieve stabil-
ity in Iraq to bring the troops home.
The Democrats in Congress may fall
back on the bipartisan panel's recom-
mendations, seeming to have lit on none
of their own.
Americans are rarely given a chance
for input on the question of war and
peace. This time they have spoken and
the Democrats should listen.
(This article was written by Helen
Thomas of Hearst Newspapers 2006).


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EDITOR, The Tribune.
PLEASE allow me space
in your newspaper to add my
two cents about the country's
immigration policy and what
in my opinion is Minister
Gibson's dubious conduct.
Let me start by saying this
first: Ms Smith's paperwork
may have been in order, and,
it may have been the correct
decision to grant her perma-
nent residency. However,
Minister Gibson's personal
involvement to expedite the
process needs to be scruti-
nised.
The Tribune's editorial of
today speaks of a married
couple, the husband being a
Bahamian citizen, who have
been married for eight years,
yet the wife still has no status
in this country. By telling the
story of one couple, newspa-.
per readers might get the
impression that this is an iso-
lated incident. Sadly, it is not.
I personally know a num-
ber of couples where one
partner is Bahamian, and one
partner is foreign. I shall
refrain from giving any details
about these individuals, for I
fear that they then would not
only have to endure the frus-
trations of an inexplicably
long wait, but also the wrath
of an embarrassed immigra-
tion department. Just this
much: these couples have all
been married for more than
five years, and their time to
apply for permanent residen-
cy came after 2002 so you
know whose responsibility
this mess-up is.
These couples' marriages
d W'ot strike me as "mar-
riages of convenience," for
there is nothing convenient
about the process that the
immigration department
makes these people endure.
Furthermore, all these cou-
ples have children, all these
foreign spouses come from
developed countries that are
not typically the countries
where illegal immigrants
seeking a better economic life
originate from, and all these
foreign spouses have univer-
sity degrees. In other words,
all these people could con-
tribute to the development of
this nation, if our government
would only let them.
To make matters worse,
and I have witnessed this
myself, immigration officers
told at least one of these cou-
ples (another one told me the


same sad story, but I was not
present as a witness when it
happened) that for a "pay-
ment" of an amount between
$2,000 and $5,000, they could
get their paperwork (and sta-
tus) within a matter of days.
They should just "not expect
receipt."
This brings me back to
Minister Gibson. Using the
power of your office to expe-
dite a personal friend's
affairs, and allowing her to
bypass the obviously very
long line of people who are
waiting to get their status, is
nothing else but nepotism
and very questionable behav-
iour, regardless of whether or
not payment was accepted for
this favour of course, no
one is suggesting that any
payment was either offered
or accepted.
As a Bahamian voter, I am
grateful that Minister Gibson
admitted that he used his
powers to do his friend, Anna
Nicole Smith, this favour.
Admitting a mistake is always
the first step in the right
direction, but he seems to be
unaware that he did indeed
take this first step. In fact it
would appear as if he was
completely and utterly obliv-
ious to the fact that he did
anything wrong in the first
place. He indirectly -
admits to assisting a friend,
and he seems to be proud of
it!. (Let me spell it out for
you, Mr Gibson: It's time for
you to resign!)
The immigration depart-
ment does not work effi-
ciently, nor does our govern-
ment, for it seems like a waste
of time if every citizenship or
permanent residency decision


has to be made by cabinet. I
truly understand that cabinet
meetings have other pressing
issues to discuss, and they
cannot handle immigration
matters all day, every day.
That is what we have an
immigration department for,
otherwise we may as well
close it down, because you
and I both know that it does
way too little to monitor our
borders a task that is vir-
tually impossible to complete.
Yet by making people wait
too long, this country hurts
itself. As outlined in The Tri-
bune's editorial, some mar-
riages end in divorce, this
may leave some children in
single-parent households, and
I doubt this island needs
more children growing up
with only one parent on
the contrary. It also leads to
some of these couples leav-
ing the Bahamas.
Emigrating may be a sad
experience for a Bahamian,
and it may make him or her
feel uprooted, but on the oth-
er hand their foreign spouse
may have felt similar here.
However, emigration of well
educated people poses a real
challenge to our nation. I
know of cases, where couples
frustrated by our govern-
ment's excellence at procras-
tination moved to the foreign
spouse's home country,
where it takes them only a
few weeks to get all the
paperwork processed, and
now two people, who want-
ed to contribute to the
Bahamian national economy,
Share now contributing to some
other country's national econ-
omy and are paying their tax-
es there.


BA HINSEY
Nassau,
September 26, 2006.


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* In brief

American
dies on San
Salvador
diving trip
A 64-YEAR-OLD American
woman died on San Salvador
on Monday following a diving
trip.
According to press liaison
officer Inspector Walter Evans,
shortly before 9am, the
Louisiana resident left the
island to go diving with a group
of persons.
During the dive, the woman
is reported to have experienced
some "medical complications"
and was brought to shore, Mr
Evans said.
He said she was taken to a
local clinic where she was treat-
ed but later died.
The identity of the woman is
being withheld until her next of
kin is notified.

Haitian sloop
involved in
drug bust in
Eleuthera

A SECOND major drug
seizure in a week involving a
Haitian sloop took place in
Eleuthera place in on Tuesday.
Police on that island were
reportedly tipped off about the
vessel, which was in the Pager
Creek area off Rock Sound.
Officers found the vessel 400
feet off shore and upon inspect-
ing it, found 102 wrapped pack-
ages of marijuana, 7 kilos of
cocaine and an assortment of
rum and other alcohol.
No arrests has been made
and DEU officers are report-
edly investigating the matter.


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Tribune Staff Reporter
A YOUNG woman has
been taken to the hospital with
head lacerations after being
on the receiving end of a vio-
lent and drunken "domestic"
incident.
The assault took place next
to the Farm Road Urban
Renewal centre. The woman
was found laying on the pave-
ment on East Street and Bur-
ial Ground Corner.
Police reports indicate that
the 35-year-old was close to
passing out when first discov-
ered by friends. Despite this,
an eyewitness said that initial
observers did not believe her
head injuries were patticular-
ly serious.
However, shortly after,
blood began "gushing" from



US provil


training

THE US Agency for Inter-
national Development has pro-
vided the Caribbean and Latin
America with $7,156,819 in the
past year, according to new fig-
ures.
The money was intended to
reduce vulnerability to disas-
ters and enhance governments'
abilities to respond to disasters
in regions which are vulnerable
to natural disasters, including
hurricanes.
USAID's Office of Foreign
Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
provided $4.7 million of this
funding to support the devel-
opment of disaster risk man-
agement practices in the
Caribbean and Latin America
through the Regional Disaster
Assistance Program.
Since 1989, the Regional
Daister Assistance Program
has trained nearly 43,000 indi-


in severely beaten



domestic' incident


her injuries and she was taken
to the hospital, a source
claimed.
Eyewitnesses reported see-
ing her assailant flee the scene
on foot.
Assistant Superintendent
Stephen Dean of the Farm
Road police station explained
that the incident occurred out-
side the OK bar, also known
as the-Peter Kemp bar, on
East Street.
Mr Dean said it was
believed that the victim and
her assailant known to have
been in a relationship had
been drinking and arguing. It
was after the male was asked
to leave the premises, encour-
aged by the female, that the
attack occurred.
According to Assistant
Superintendent Dean, the
police knew the identity of the


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* A WOMAN was taken to hospital shortly after 8.30 pm last.
evening after being assaulted. She is pictured here being attend-
ed by officers and friends.


woman's attacker and expect-
ed to have him in custody with-
. in 48 hours.
Though unable to provide


des $7m in disaster


and relief funding


viduals in 26 countries. The
programme helps to prepare
local, departmental and nation-
al emergency action plans.
Here in The Bahamas, OFDA
partners with the National Emer-
gency Management Agency
(NEMA) and Bahamian law
enforcement agencies to pro-
mote natural disaster prepared-
ness, response and mitigation.
OFDA funded recent train-
ing courses focusing on initial
damage assessment and shel-
ter management held at the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Base. Similar training was con-
ducted in Exuma in February
and OFDA covered the cost
for persons from Long Island,
Ragged Island, the Exuma
'Cays and New Providence to
attend the course.
If a hurricane or naia is-
astle raff'cts flhe Bahamas,


OFDA makes available
$50,000 immediately to assist
in the recovery process, while
also providing relief supplies.
OFDA provides funding to the
Bahamas in the areas of tech-
nical assistance for programme
development and implementa-
tion, shelter management,
damage assessment, needs
analysis, risk management and
school safety.
To promote improved dis-
aster preparedness and
response in the health sector,
USAID/OFDA supports the
Pan American Health Organi-
zation (PAHO). One million
dollars was allocated to PAHO
as part of a five-year collabo-
ration geared towards increas-
ing the capacity of health pro-
fessionals to respond to disas-
ters in Latin America and the
Caribbean.


details of her current condition,
Mr Dean indicated that the
injured woman had been in hos-
pital since the incident.


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FULL-TIME police officers
who engage in "moonlighting"
without proper authorisation
\vill he subject to disciplinary
action, a senior police official
said yesterday.
..It has been brought to the
attention of the commissioner
of police that some businesses
and individuals are hiring and
Engaging full-time police offi-
cers in private work without the
written permission of the com-
missioner's office," said John
S Ferguson, superintendent of
police in charge of the South-
Seastern Division and chairman


of the Police Private Engage-
ment Committee.
Speaking at a press confer-
ence at the East Street South
police station yesterday, Super-
intendent Ferguson said that
"numerous" reports of this
practice prompted the Com-
missioner Paul Farquharson to
issue a warning through him.
"Officers who work or moon-
light, whether in uniform or
plain clothes, and businesses
that hire them outside of these
conditions will be doing so at
their own risk," Mr Ferguson
declared.
Section 103 (1) of the Police
Act, chapter 205 of the revised


statue law of the Bahamas
allows for the private use of
police officers who are off duty
at a cost, Superintendent Fer-
guson explained.
This request, he added, must
be made in writing to the com-
missioner's office, and once this
is granted, the Police Staff
Association are to provide the
needed officers from the pool
of off-duty policemen.
Superintendent Ferguson said
the commissioner has the dis-
cretion to deny any such request
and that officers who engage in
this type of action without con-
sent will face punishment.
"Seeing that i; is under the


Police Act, they would be sub-
ject to disciplinary action," Mr
Ferguson said, although he did
not identify what kind of action
is being considered.
He said there is currently no
known penalty for persons who
hire full-time officers without
authorisation, but pointed out
that if anything were to happen
to an officer while engaged at a
private function, the employer
would basically be responsible.
According to Mr Ferguson,
. to there have not been any
re poi I li. ofict i indjured.while
m>onlighluim t. date.


* COMMISSIONER Paul
Farquharson


0 In brief

Man dies
in traffic
accident in
South Andros
AN Andros man died on
Tuesday after falling into the
path of a movingvehicle.
The victim has been identi-
fied as Charles Rahming, who
was reportedly in his thirties.
The incident occurred around
H.11ipm in the Bluff area of.
South Andros.
Traffic officials from New
Providence have gone to that
island to investigate the matter.

Toddler
suffers first
degree burns
during fire
A TODDLER is in hospital
recovering from first and sec-
ond degree bums sustained in a
fire on Monday, according to
police.
Inspector Walter Evans said
that shortly before 1pm, there
was a structural fire in the Glad-
stone Road area, .
The toddler, a boy whose age
has not been confirmed,
received burns,to his ipper
body.
The cause of the fire is
unknown and police are still
investigating the matter.

Woman dies
following
hit-and-run
incident
A WOMAN who is yet to be
identified died Monday'night
after being struck by a vehicle in
what police say was a "hit and
run".
The incident occurred on
Shirley Street at around 7pm.
The pedestrian is reported o
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THE TRIBUNE


6 CALNEW


Prisoner files affidavit over alleged death row conditions


FROM page one

men be sent back to the
Supre mei Court for reconsider-
ation.
Dj'i; sworn supplemen-
tar atffidavit alleged that
the cell here he is now held
has j toilet with no running
water: that his toilet is never
cleaned nor is he given any
clejnin:2 or deodorizing
m.iaterilIs for himself.
Da% is' .affidavit also
alleged that he is handcuffed
and taken to the shower
MNlondi\ to Friday, and on
Sitiird.ai\. and Sundays he is
gi\cn .one bucket of water
with -%hich to bathe and
Lush the toilet.
The ialidavit also claimed
that since the January 17,
2i(1-1 prison break, in which
Da' i' s\ ts not involved, con-
Jditions have got "worse."
The .itlidavit stated that
he \".v'i -hackled in the cell
for %\eeks immediately after
the bre-ik-out, and that he is
no" compelled to sleep on
bare concrete with no pillow
or bedding because his mat-
tress %\js taken away.
The inmate's sworn affi-
da. it ati.ed that all of his
reading material has been
conf iskcited, and. that his
clothing., underwear, toi-
letries, and fan were also
remo ed from his cell.
The affidavit described the
'\ercis-e area as 40 feet long,
" feet i ide and 4-6 feet deep
near j 3-foot hole "where
buckets of faeces collected
from cells are dumped."


Also, said Davis: "When-
ever I am in my exercise
period the faeces is either
being dumped, bagged, or
carted' away in wheel bar-
rows by other prisoners."
"The faeces are not con-
fined to the hole, and it is
always a delicate balancing
act not to walk in a pile."
According to Davis: "It is
impossible to breathe fresh
air there."
Davis also detailed events
that he alleged took place
after the January prison-
break.
He claimed that shortly
after the prison-break an
electric light was installed in
the ceiling in his cell, and
that it was left on for "24
hours a day for some .five
months."
In the affidavit he
described an incident when
the electric light had a short,
which resulted in him almost
being set on fire.
According to his state-
ment: "I was accused of tam-
pering with the light, and
now my 15 minute exercise
period has been completely
withdrawn."
The affidavit alleges that
Davis has therefore not had
an exercise period in the
past two months.
As for visitors, Davis said
his mother, who travels from
Freeport, is only allowed to
see him once a month for 25
minutes.
Trono Davis is scheduled
to appear before Justice Jon
Isaacs on November. 10 at
10am.


Al defends the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions

FROM page one
that the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions is highly respected by
her peeis and is a great asset to the Office of the Attorney General.
\it h hier qualifications, she would have been embraced anywhere
in the world. She chose to return to the Bahamias to work in the pub-
lic sector to contribute to the development of her country. It is dis-
ericetul that she was attacked and her integrity mauled in such a
despicable manner .
W e in the Attorney General's office are proudto, have Mrs Grant
Bethell as one of our team leaders The success of the Swift Justice ini-
iati e is in no small measure due to her commitment, vision and lead-
ership Thc Bah.imian people can remain assured that the "Swift Jus-
tice inti.tL\e\ will hbe -ontinue under the stclljr leadership of Mrs
Cherx I Grani Bethell," the .-Att'rne) General s;aid.


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ANNA Nicole Smith has
been discharged from the
hospital where she spent a
week receiving treatment for
pneumonia, an attorney for
the reality TV star said Tues-
day, according to Associat-
ed Press.
Physicians at Doctors
Hospital released the former
Playboy playmate on Mon-
day after determining that
her collapsed lung had sta-
bilized, attorney Wayne
Munroe told The Associated
Press.
Smith, who checked into
the hospital Oct. 30 with
pain in her side, was staying
at the same facility in Sep-
tember when she gave birth
to a daughter and her adult
son died while visiting her
three days later.
After leaving the hospital,
Smith returned to the water-
front home that has been the
subject an ownership dispute
between her and a South
Carolina businessman,
Munroe said.
Smith's 20-year-old son,
Daniel, died at his mother's
bedside on Sept. 10. A
pathologist who conducted
a private autopsy said he
died from the accidental
combination of methadone
and two antidepressants.
The results of official tox-
icology tests and a police
investigation into his death
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The hearing was adjourned until
November 17.
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the services of an attorney, Carl
McDonald, while Gordon
remains unrepresented.
No submission has been made
for bail.
Det Sgt Kenneth Bailey told
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continuing .ind th:i .ill could
seriously compromise inquiries.
Trevor Berbick, who briefly
held the World Boxing Council
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quit the ring in 2000 after a 24-
year career.
. His two claims to fame were
defeating Ali on points at the
Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre
in December, 1981, and losing
his title to the young Mike Tyson
in 1986. .
At the time of his Nassau
encounter, Ali was well past his
best but hoping to finish his
career on a winning note.
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twenties, was too strong for the
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LOCALNW


Bar president's warning on fair trialsswG ce
Swift justice,..

I By KARIN HERIG experience level allocating trial On the other hand, he lawyers, he said, may take cases This way junior lawyers can 3
Tribune Staff Reporter briefs. explained, many senior mem- they are not qualified for work together with their more hmwpa gn
Using nine cases that were bers of the profession are not because they want the money senior colleagues and learn how
DUE to the greed of certain assigned to him as a criminal making themselves available to paid for taking Crown briefs, to handle capital cases, he w ill proceed
lawyers a number of persons judge in Freeport as examples, take Crown cases and are there- "The tendency is that you explained.
nay have not received fair trials Justice Lyons said: by neglecting their duty to pro- start out doing it (legal aid In the Bahamas, he said, "we nabat d
-.. t n. -..+. "T meaon no, di'rprpt tn uvide leeal aid. work) and then you settle down have to whip our ship into un b td *


over the past iew years, presi
dent of the Bahamas Bar Asso-
ciation'Wayne Munroe claimed
yesterday.
Addressing Supreme Court
Justice John Lyons' criticism in
a ruling on Monday that capital
cases are being given to inex-
perienced attorneys, Mr
Munroe said this problem has
plagued the judiciary for many
years.
Justice Lyons pointed out
that the director of public pros-
ecutions in the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office needs to consider


counsel for the Crown present-
ly before me. They have both
shown the proper approach, but
at least four of the listed matters
require the presence of an expe-
rienced prosecutor of some
years standing. This, I would
have thought, should be ele-
mentary," he said.
Mr Munroe yesterday said
that it in fact constitutes a
breach of ethics for an inexpe-
rienced attorney to take any
engagement for which they lack
the competence.


"The amount paid for Crown
briefs will be fairly low. But per-
sons like me still consider to
take them our duty.
"Remuneration for an entire
case is less than you should be
paid to prepare it," he said.
Nevertheless, Mr Munroe
said, it is a lawyer's duty to do a
certain amount of legal aid each
year.
He said that to a certain
extent, the problem can be
blamed on greed.
More junior, inexperienced


to commercial work which is
much more lucrative and the
poor folk be damned.
"That is not the way the sys-
tem is designed to work if you
are to have a fair trial," Mr
Munroe said.
The Bar Association presi-
dent said that it is extremely
important for counsel to under-
stand what their area of exper-
tise is.
In most other countries, he
said, two counsel are briefed on
capital cases.


Families 'could demand

release of prisoners)

FAMILIES of prisoners convicted since 2000
could, theoretically, demand their immediate release
as a result of the courts crisis, it was claimed last
night.
"Rapists and armed robbers should not be in
prison because, according to a judge's ruling, the
courts were not independent," said the Workers
Party.
Emergency legislation was now needed to hold
these prisoners. But counsel acting on their behalf
could apply for their release under habeas corpus
provisions.
Those who could be affected beneficially by the sit-
uation included extradition victims like Samuel
"Ninety" Knowles, said the party.
Prime Minister Perry Christie and Attorney Gen-
eral Allyson Maynard-Gibson should resign for fail-
ing to act in accordance with chapter 45 of the Judges
Remuneration Act, the party concluded.
Under section 20 of the Constitution, it was stated
categorically that defendants could only be convict-
ed by independent and impartial courts, the party
said.
"Based on the fact that the judge said the court is
not independent, then it can't be impartial, so fam-
ilies of all those convicted of criminal offences can go
to Her Majesty's Prison and demand their release,"
the party reasoned.
It said: "The government is imploding. Without a
criminal justice system we are in trouble."


shape so that it woul
less to appoint two p
Mr Munroe pointe
the Bahamas may o
limited number of laA
petent enough to take
cases, and that they
asked to do legal aid
months of a year, fo
month."
"You may have
where cases don't coi
away so that person
properly represei
added.


Chief Magist

Gomez: Cour

'continue as u

FROM page one
Lyons claimed that government
erately ignored a law designed
. the constitutional independence
body of persons whose task is to
persons in the Bahamas against
their constitutional rights."
The Justice claimed that Cabin
ken the law by failing to appoint
sion to review the salaries of judge
result has undermined the indep
the judicial system. According
Lyons, one of the greatest shortfa
training judicial independence is
to salaries and conditions for j
magistrates. He said a governme
to strip the judiciary of its indeper
means of eliminating judicial
against abuses of power can use si
means of doing so, a practice that
nised centuries ago.
The government has already
appeal his judgment. It responded
saying that the Office of the Atton
was conducting a review of Jusi
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wyers com- committee.
e on capital The Attorney General said,
cannot be however, that the phrase "cbn-
I work "12 stitutional crisis" was "com-
ur weeks a pletely improperly used."
"There is clearly no constitu-
a situation tional crisis. If you look today
ne up right you would have seen the
ins can be Supreme Courts were open and
ated," he operating as were all of the
Magistrates Courts," she said.
As attorney general, Mrs
Maynard-Gibson said she wvas
rate greatly concerned that Justice
Lyons chose the forum he did to
ts to express his concerns.
"I want to say that I do
believe and the Bahamian peo-
sual' r ndtBh n
isuaI ppe believe that there is an
appropriate way tpexpress con-
cerns," she said.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
had dei that she could not comment in
to protectlib- detail on the matter as it may be
:e of "that the subject of proceedings, but
protect all she did say that she was in com-
abuses of munication with Chief Justice
Sir Burton Hall.
et had bro- "I want to assure the public
t ha comi- that the Chief. Justice is aware
a acommis- of all of the steps that have been
es and as a taken, sh said
endence of taken," she said.
to Justice The Attorney General could
Us in main- not comment on why the rec-
lits regard ommendations of the commis-
dwith regard sion were not followed, but
nudges and repeated that she had been in
ndenceasa talks with the Chief Justice.
restraints Justice Lyons, referring to
dares asits Mrs Maynard-Gibson's "Swift
lwas r iecog- Justice" programme, said there
wasis no point in having a "swift
moved to justice" programme unless
on Tuesday those problems which have
ey General caused the need for such an; im-
ice Lyon'se tiative are first eradicated.'
appropriate The judge said there simply
cessary. could not be a swift justice Pro-
S gramme unless problems in the
judicial system are first eradi-
B cated.
Justice Lyons was appointed
as criminal judge for Freepirt
on July 27.
He said that the nine cases
assigned to him as "ready for
f trial" by the prosecution's
department suffered from '"crit-
ical deficiencies."
Going through each of the
cases and highlighting their defi-
ciencies, Justice Lyons
remarked that in one case, the
evidence on which the Crown
| wished to proceed was so
weighted in favour of the pros-
1 ecution that the, focus appeared
to be "on a conviction not a fair
trial."
In the case, which ', he
described as a "particularly bru- .
tal murder," Justice Lyonsisaid
That while the prosecution' had
referred the case to him, afioth-
er justice ordered that a psychi-
atric evaluation be done on the
accused. The report had not
been received, and without that
report "absolutelyino manner
of trial can be undertaken," he
Said.
The judge said the pase
should not have appeared on
the trial list.
"The prosecution is certainly
l keen to boost those conviction
figures. But the matter is not
I -< ready for any form of trial and
the prosecution well knows it,"
She said.
S, However Mrs Maynard-Gib-
% son said that the "Swift Justice"
\ initiative will continue unabat-
ed.
"I heard someone today crit-
icise'myself and my team for
being passionate for convictions.
We operate in an adversarial
system and the same way that
defence counsel is passionate
about seeking acquittals for
their client the Bahamian public
fully expects that those who are
in the office of the attorney gen-
eral will, and will continue to
passionately seek convictions."
-"; The Attorney General
assured the public that the
; police are skilled investigators
and that the prosecutors are
'. likewise skilled and operate
;;; within the system.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
K the Bahamian people are enti-
JGER tied to know how the courts
LOUP operate.
R :S "The Attorney General does
S., not need the permission of any-
one to speak to the Bahamian
people. There is nothing to hide
and there is no need for secrecy
when matters are being pursued
-& in the public interest. This is a
; "'^^M government of openness and
transparency and that will con-
~'*tA B tmnue," she said
-:: ^^B As for Justice Lyon's criti-
**^'^^^B cism that she and* her depart-
': .^^^Bment were engaged in reviewing
\ ?^B the performance of judges, Mrs
'l Maynard-Gibson said that was
.: i not the intention, nor was that
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'Recidivism is blamed



Son social rejection

E BY DENISE MAYCOCK like anyone else. "We need to aired on ZNS 3 in an effort to Rock. The event will showcase
Tribune Freeport Reporter give them a chance to show they sensitise the public about for- and promote talents of young
have redeemed themselves if giveness and helping to re- Grand Bahamians and extend
FREEPORT Social rejec- we don't, the recidivism rate socialise ex-offenders;, a hand to "at risk" youths.
tion is the main reason why 70 will continue to be very high." November 17 Youth Explo- November 28 An essay
per cent of former prisoners She said the department tries sion 2006 will be held between competition will be held at the
returnn to a life crime, it was to assist offenders with job 7pm and 11pm at St Stephen's Chamber of Commerce Build-
1,laimed yesterday. placement, but constantly playing field in Eight Mile ing at 7pm.
n Upon their release, the pris- encounters challenges in this
owners are shunned by other area.
.1Bahamnians are deprived of "Sometimes people will help, /
.,,opportunities according to a but a lot of times people are not
enior social worker. open and we are trying to sen- DON STAINTON
S"The recidivism rate is very sitise the public and let them
4Iigh because offenders can't know that people make mis-
4ifnd a job as nobody wants to takes and can get rehabilitat- P O IE C I
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.,Bahama welfare officer Debo- The department provides C
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of activities this month in obser- investment of time, dedication
vance of Rehabilitation Month. and discipline.
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Bahamas International Film Festival set to build on success


EXCITEMENT continues to
mount as the Bahamas' very own
film festival gets ready to kick
off its third annual celebration of
films, events and panels on
December 7.
. Thanks to founding sponsors
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
and the Ministry of Tourism,
organizers of the Bahamas Inter-
national Film Festival (BIFF)
say the 2006 event will surpass
the outstanding success of the
two previous years.
From December 7 to 10, audi-
ences will enjoy festival pro-
grammes and events at such
venues as the Atlantis Theatre,
screenings at Galleria JFK in
Nassau, and gala parties.
The box office for the screen-
ings opened yesterday and
organizers say the festival is
accessible to all visitors and
Bahamians alike.
As previously announced,
Oscar winner and Bahamian res-
ident Nicolas Cage will be the
recipient of the Career Achieve-
ment Award at this year's festi-
val.
The BIFF Chdpard Award
will be presented to Mr Cage at
a gala event at the Atlantis The-
'atre.
Over the four day festival,
BIFF will screen a selection of
Nicolas Cage's films including:
'Face/Off, Adaptation and Wild at
nHeart. There will also be a con-
versation with the actor, moder-
ated by a well known personali-
ty. Mr Cage will attend the
screenings at both the Atlantis
and Galleria on JFK for question
and answer sessions.
1 he organizers of the festival
say they are committed to
exhibiting films that showcase
unique international themes as
well as combining both enjoy-
mentand thought provoking
concepts via the cinematic arts.
I Leslie Vanderpool, the
founder and executive director
of BIFF, screened hundreds of
films from all over the world and
is putting together a slate of 50
narrative, documentary and
short films for this year's festival.
S"The high caliber of represen-
tation of films in this year's festi-
val will be incredible,'" says Ms
Vanderpool. "There are signifi-
cant messages from many coun-
tries with a special concentration,
.in the Caribbean. It will affect
*the Bahamas multi-cultural com-
munity in a powerful way.
: "While we are an 'internation-
al festival,' with guests coming
from around the world, we are
even more a festivalJfor the peo-
ple of Nassau and the Bahamas


II THE BIFF Chopard Award will be presented to Nicolas Cage
(pictured above right with John Travolta in Face/Off- which will be
showing at the festival) at a gala event at the Atlantis Theatre.


who we hope will catch films and
panels that they normally would-
n't be able to see," she said.
The festival has three juried
competition categories: the
"Spirit of Freedom'' (both narra-
tive and documentary sections).
presented by Chopard and the
"New Visions" award, going to .
the filmmaker in the narrative
section presented by Hard Rock
Cafe.
Other film programmes
include "Panorama World Cine-
ma," "Special Screenings,"
"Family Films," "Caribbean
Spotlight," and a new sidebar'
added this year, "East Meets
West," which will present films
from Eastern Europe, India,
East Asia and. the Pacific Islands.
"From Thursday. December 7,
when the festival presents its.
opening night gala film. director
Susanne Bier's After the Wed-
ding, through our exciting
Career Achievement Award
event and on to our closing night
film, the Bahamas International
Film Festival will be a very spe-
cial and exciting place to be," the
organizers said.


* THE 2006 BIFF
FILM PROGRAMME

Spirit of Freedom:
narrative competition
Jurors: film publicist Mickey
Cottrell, actor Rick Fox,
producer Molly Mayeaux

Each cinema artist explores the
potential of the human spirit and
how freedom pervades our lives.
With a combination of narrative
and documentary features, this
showcase provides insight into the
mosaic of cultures that make up
our world.

CHRONICLES OF AN
ESCAPE [Cr6nica de una fuga]
(2006, Argentina)
Director: Israel Adriin Cae-
.tano. Starring Rodrigo De la Ser-
na, Pablo Echarri, Nazareno
Casero. T'he goalkeeper of a little-
known soccer team is kidnapped
by a Argentinean government
squad and sent to a detention cen-
tre.

JANUARY 2ND (2006, UK)
Director: MNatt Winn. Starring


Simon Kunz, Ruth Gemnmell,
Rachel Fielding. A couple move to
the middle of Wales to escape the
problems in their marriage but
when they invite their oldest
friends to a party, ancient jeal-
ousies and long held crushes raise
their heads. (Matt Winn will
attend BIFF).

LIUBI (2005, Greece)
Director: Layia Yiourgou, Star-
ring Alexis Georgoulis, Eugenia
Kaplan, Lena Kitsopoulou, Nikos
Georgakis, Olga Damani. Tells
the story of a beautiful young
Russian woman who gets caught
up in the pettiness and oppor-
tunism of a typical lower-middle-
class Greek family. (Layia Yiour-
gou will attend BIFF).

THE NAKED APE (2006, US)
Director: Daniel Mellitz. Star-
ring: Josh Wise, Chelsea Swain.
Sean Shanks, Amanda MIacDon-
ald, Corbin Bernsen and Michael
Jackson. A bitter sweet dramatic
comedy about friendships, insecu-
rities, rights of passage, the death
of idealism. (Daniel Mellitz will
attend)

TEN CANOES (2006, Aus-
tralia)
Directed by Rolf de Heer and
Peter Djigirr, and starring Richard
Birrinbirrin, Johnny Buniyira,
Peter Djigirr, Frances Djulibing,
,David Gulpilil, Jamie Gulpilil,
Crusoe Kurddal. A man teaches
his younger brother an important
lesson through an ancient fable in
this period comedy-drama shot in
Australia,.and the first feature film
made in the Aboriginal language
of Ganalbingu.

WHO LOVES THE SUN
(2006, Canada)
Director Matt Bissonnette. Star-
ring: Adam Scott, Lukas Haas,
Molly Parker. Will Morrison
(Haas) and Daniel Bloom (Scott)
were the best of friends. Daniel
was Will's best man at his wed-
ding. Then one day Will disap-
peared without a word. Half a
decade later he re-surfaces and
sets off a tsunami of unforesee-
able events. (Producer Corey Marr
willattend)



SPIRIT OF FREEDOM:
DOCUMENTARY
COMPETITION

Jurors: human rights activist
Clint Kemp, Hamnptons
Film Festival artistic director
Ra;|eara Roy. co-presideni ol
Zeitgeist Films Emiiii Russo


ENCOUNTER POINT (2006,
Israel/Palestine)
Directors: Ronit Avni and Julia
Bacha. Slatning: Ali Abu Awwad;
Samni Al Jundi, Rohii Damrnelin,
Shlomo Zigmian. Moves beyond
sensational and canned images to
tell the story of an Israeli settlei. a
Palestinialn x-pas .er a bereaved
Israeli mother and a wounded
Palestinian bereaved brother who
sacrifice their safety. public stand-
ing and homes in order to press
for a grassroots movement for
nonviolence and peace. (Ronit
Avni will attend)

FREEDOM'S FURY (2005,

Directors: Colin Gray and
Megan Ranev. Starring: Viktor
Ageycv. Antal Bolvari, Janos Buk.
Sandor Csoori. James Green, Dez-
so Gvarmati. Docuicninry on the
1956 Olymipic son1ilial \ atci polo
match bet ivvc'ii I Ingayv and Rus-
sia. held in Australia as Russian
forces were in Budapest. stomlping
out a popular revolt. (('olin Gray
and produce Sleven Bee will.
attend)

GITMO The New Rules
(2005, Swieden)
Director is: Erik Gandini and
Tarik Saleli. Concerned about the
treatment of Iv Mehdi. i Swedish cit-
izen held at the US Army base.,
G(anclini and Saleh travel to the
pseudo-paradise of Guantanamo
Bay to find out what's really going
on there. (Erik Gandini and Tarik
Saleh will attend)

1HO1 W TO EAT
WATERMELON IN WHITE
COMPANY (2005, USA)
Director Joe Angio. A feature-
length documentary on renegade
filirmaker, novelist, musician and
tbenter impresario, Melvin
Van Pcfblcs. .oie Angio .will
attend)

JESUS CAMP (2006, US),
Directed by Heidi Ewing and
Rachel Grady. Starring Mike
Papantonio. Becky Fisher is a chil-
dren's pastor who runs "Kids on
Fire," a summer camp for evain-
gelical Christian children in North
Dakota. (Rachel Grady will
attend)



I NEW VISIONS
COMPETITION

SJurors: filmmaker/actress
Sara Driver; Moving Pictures
editor Elliot Kotek; president
oftShoreline Entertainment .
Morris Ruskin


HALF NELSON (2006, US)
Director: Ryan Fleck. Starring
Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie,
Stephanie Bast. An inner-city
junior high school teacher with a
drug habit forms an unlikely
friendship with one of his students.
(Rvan Fleck wNill attend)

JOHNNY MONTANA (2006,
USA)
Director: John Daniel Gavin.
Starring: Nick Addeo, Mona
Albert, David Anquelo, Johnny
Montana is frustrated and trapped
in blue-collar Brooklyn. The one
bright star in his sky is Laura, but
her disapproving brother keeps
them apart. Luck lands Johnny a
break and he gets an upscale job.
Soon he is selling his soul to the
world where money trumps all.
Johnny stands at a crossroads.
"Love.or money?" He has to
choose. (John Daniel Gavin will
attend)

JOHNNY WAS (2006, UK)
Director: Mark Hammond.
Starring Eriq LaSalle, Lennox
Lewis. Roger Daltry, Patrick
Bergin. Johnny (Vinnie Jones),
trying to escape a violent past in
Ireland. hides out in Britton, Lon-
don, in the world's leastqsafe safe
house, sandwiched between a drug
den run by a Jamaican gangster
(Eriq LaSalle) and a pirate radio
station belonging to a Rasta DJ
(Lennox Lewis). (Producer Ben
Katz will attend BIFF)

LOVE PHOBIA [Domabaem]
(2006, South Korea)
Director: Kang Ji-eun. Starring
Cho Seung-woo, Kang Hye-jeong,
Byeon Ju-yeon. A couple who
knew each other when they were
younger are reunited, but the
woman seems to keep avoiding a
romantic relationship. (Kang Ji-
eun will attend)

PREMIUM (2006, US)
Director: Pete Chatmon. Star-
ring Zoe Saldana, Dorian Missick,
Hill Harper. Reginald "Cool"
Coolidge is a struggling actor, fed
up with taking stereotypical
African American roles. One day,
his ex-fianc6e and one true love
reappears after thread, years of
silence. (Pete Ch.irmon will
attend)

RETURN TO RAJAPUR
(2005, US/India)
Director: Nanda Anand. Star-
ring: Manoj Bajpai, Lynn Collins,
Kelli Garner, Frank Langella. In
an 11th century town in the middle
of the Thar desert. two women's
'lives are chan ied foeievr ;'when
they set out for adventure and dis-


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Rajapur, and an enchanting man,
Jai Singh. (Nanda Anand will
attend)


* PANORAMA
WORLD CINEMA

10 QUESTIONS FOR THE
DALAI LAMA (2006, India)
Featuring His Holiness the
Dalai Lama. Film examines some
of the fundamental questions of
our time.

BETWEEN THE LINES
(2006, India)
Documents the effort of pho-
tographer Anita Khemka to cap-
ture the life of the eunuchs of
India the Hijras living as out-
casts on the edge of society.

THE BREAST CANCER
DIARIES (2006, US)
The year that changed one
woman's life.

CANDY (2006, Australia)
Starring Heath Ledger and
Abbie Cornish. Abrutally honest
depiction of life as a junkie.

THE HIP HOP PROJECT
(2006, US/Bahamas)
The story of a group of New
York City teenagers who trans-
form their life stories into power-
ful works of art, using hip hop as a
vehicle for self-development and
personal discovery.

KAMATAKI (2005,
Canada/Japan)
Ken, a 23-year-old, is devastat-
ed at the death of his father. He
decides to commit suicide by
jumping into the near-freezing riv-
er, but somehow
miraculousl v
survived.


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LOVERBOY (2005, US)
Directed by Kevin Bacon. A
neglected daughter becomes a
possessive mother in an emotion-
al journey into the heart and mind
of a woman who loved too much.

THE REFUGEE ALL STARS
(2005, USA)
In Guinea, a group of talented
Sierra Leonean refugees, con-
stantly relocated from one miser-
able camp to another, decide to
form a band to bring entertain-
ment and a ray of sunshine.

SILK [Guisi] (2006, Taiwan)
A team of scientists has man-
aged to capture the energy of a
ghost child, thanks to their newly
invented device called Menger
Sponge.

SOUND OF THE SOUL
(2005, US)
Presents unforgettable perfor-
mances from groups from Moroc-
co, Ireland, Russia, Afghanistan,
Mauritania, the USA, Portugal
and France, which carry viewers
into what film's Moroccan Sufi
guide calls 'the hearing of the
heart' the essential oneness at
the core of all religions and faiths.

THE TSUNAMI GENERA-
TION (2006, Germany/Indonesia)
The untold story of the Aceh
province in the wake of the Tsuna-
mi disaster.

M CARIBBEAN SPOTLIGHT

ELEUTHERAN ADVEN-
TURE (2006, Bahamas)
A documentary that involves
the director and a cameraman
hitchhiking from Spanish Wells to
the Southernmost point on the
island of Eleuthera with only $150
in hjnJ

EVE OF THE
DOLPHIN (2006,
IS/Bahamas)
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BADOS WITH LOVE (2006,
Barbados)
The director returns to Barba-
dos as his uncle, the greatest Bar-
badian monkey hunter, stalks the
monkey Chango.

KIDNAPPING (2005, Haiti)
A docu-drama that explores the
acts people are willing to commit
to assure socio-economic stabili-
ty. It explores the terrorizing issues
plaguing Haiti, and the efforts
towards rebuilding.

LAST DAYS OF LEFT EYE
Atarring Lisa "Left Eye"
Lopez, the hip-hop voice of TLC.
Lisa decided to document her life.
She filmed at a mysterious spiri-
tual retreat deep in the jungles of
Honduras. Twenty-six days later
she was dead. Her unedited tapes
were left behind, revealing private
moments and intimate insights.

NATHAN STONE: ROAD
TO STARDOM (2006, Bahamas)
A rockumentary of the Bahami-
an singer's journey to become a
Pop Star

SHOW ME YOUR MOTION:
THE RINGPLAY GAMES OF
THE BAHAMAS (2006,
Bahamas)
lan Strachan takes his cameras
throughout the schoolyards of his
country, and even travels as. far
south as St Lucia and Trinidad to
record Ringplay, the joyous, often
bawdy songs, dances and clapping
games of children.

VERS LE SUD (2005, Haiti)
Haiti, late 1970's. Ellen, Brenda
and Sue, three North American
ladies, on the wrong side of forty
or fifty-odd, going through an
enchanted interlude, indulging in
carnal exultation without shame,
thanks to handsome local young
men they pay a few dollars.

BUY THE TICKET, TAKE
THE RIDE: HUNTER S


THOMPSON ON FILM
A personal, intimate look at
Thompson with a special emphasis
on his Hollywood relationships.


* SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Opening Night Gala Film

AFTER THE WEDDING
[Efter brylluppet] (2006, Den-
mark)
Directed by Susanne Bier and
starring Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse
Babett Knudsen, Rolf LassgArd.
Jacob Petersen has dedicated his
life to helping street children in
India. When the orphanage he
heads is threatened, he receives
an unusual offer. A Danish busi-
nessman, J0rgen, offers him a,
donation of $4 million dollars.
There are, however, certain con-
ditions Not only must Jacob
return to Denmark, he must also
take part in the wedding of J0r-
gen's daughter. The wedding
proves to be a critical juncture
between past and future and cata-
pults Jacob into the most intense
dilemma of his life. (Writer
Anders Thomas Jensen will attend
BIFF)


BIFF Panels: Film animation (with Dreamwork's First Flight
co-directors Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson); the art of col-
laboration: directors, actors and the creative process; film financing
and producing; marketing, distributing and festivals; filmmaking in
the Bahamas; music and film. The panels are open to the commu-
nity.

Aids Panel: Discussing the scourge that has devastated our
industry and overwhelms our country of the Bahamas. With Anchu
Castro of Havard University; Dr Perry Gomez; Dr Percy McNeil;
Claus Mueller.

Kids Workshop: A workshop presented every day of the fes-
tival for local students and children to learn al out the process of
filmmaking. Participants will have the opportunity to produce
their very own feature film, digitally edit it, adding transitions,
special effects and titles, compose their own soundtrack, and author
and burn their own DVD.


* VERS LE SUD will be showing in the Caribbean Spotlight


SEE page 14


JOHNNY SLADE'S GREAT-
EST HITS (2006, USA)
Directed by Larry Blamire, and
starring John Fiore, Vincent Cura-
tola, Robert iardina. Down-and-
out lounge singer Johnny Slade is
hired by a mystery man to open a
hot new club, the catch being he's
given a new and terrible song
to sing each night. Noticing that
whenever he sings one a new
crime is committed, Johnny grad-
ually realises his songwriter-bene-
factor is a powerful mob boss in
hiding and his "Greatest Hits" are
the only way the man can give
orders to his crew. (Star John
Fiore will attend)

THE ORIGINS OF AIDS [Les
Origines du SIDA] (2003, Cana-
da/France)
Directed by Catherine Peix and
Peter Chappell. More than 20
years after the AIDS epidemic
started, we still do not know its
origins. We know for sure that
AIDS was born from contact
between humans and chimpanzees
infected by the Simian Immune-
deficiency (SIV), a virus very sim-
ilar to HIV. But where, when and
how did thi devastating contact
occur? Many believe that the
answer is hidden in the research
undertaken by scientist Hilary
Koprowski to find a cure for the
polio epidemic. Between 1957 and
1960, Koprowski injected his
experimental vaccine into almost
one million Africans. Evidence
shows that Koprowski used chim-
panzees to manufacture his vac-
cine. The scientific community is
wrought with dissension sur-
rounding this controversy. As the
scientific community's ethical
responsibilities are called into
question, the debate over the ori-
gin of AIDS continues to rage on.


Short World Films

CORPSE
The story a lighting 'tecchie'
brought down from the rafters to


take his turn in front of the foot-
lights.

FIRST FLIGHT (2006, USA)
The story of a fastidiously orga-
nized businessman, whose per-
spective on life is forever changed
through an unexpected encounter
with a tiny fledgling bird.

IN THE MOOD (2006, UK)
London 1944. The war hangs in
the balance. Madame Smith,
dance instructor and undercover
German spy, receives advance
details of the D-Day landings. But
her critical transmission home is
jeopardised when neighbours take
delivery of the very latest swing
record...

KARMA CAFE (2006)
A coffee shop cashier instills
confidence in a lonely, young man
seeking love.

LUCKY (2005, South Africa)
An orphaned boy from Zulu-
land finds himself homeless on the
streets of Durbin where his run-in
with a racist old Indian woman
turns into a bond as an unlikely
mother and son.

MY FIRST KISS (2006, US)
Danny might be 11-years-old,
but he has the problems of a
grown man. When. he's cast in
Tommy's student movie, he is
called upon to have his first kiss be
put up on screen.

NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW
YOU DON'T [Most Latsom,
Most Nem Latszom] (2005, Hun-
gary)
It seemed like an ordinary day.
Dad is experimenting in the lab,
Mom is at home boiling water,
while their six year old son, Alex is
playing around her. But this day is
different. This day Dad brings
something home from the lab.
And-the next morning . Alex
becomes invisible.

THE PATH OF MOST
RESISTANCE (2006, US)
New Year's Eve and Tom
McKenna is lonely. Then again,
solitude is an essential part of
Tom's secretive profession a
profession he guards even at the
expense of love, even on New
Year's Eve. But this New Year's
Eve, which promises to be the
most lucrative night of his life,
Tom is presented with a choice
that could change his life ...

ROSE (2005, New Zealand)
The story of a young single
woman who works in a flower
shop on the worst day of the year
to be dateless... Valentines Day.












Bahamas International Film Festival


The Bahamas Telecommuni'ation Company Limited invites applications from
suitably qualified individual ,for the position of MANAGER, Interconnection
Specialist/Legal & Regulatoiry Affairs Department.

OBJECTIVE

To develop, manage and oversee inter-carrier arrangements with other operators
primarily from a business perspective but also for regulatory purposes in order
to proactively manage BTC's reference interconnection offer interconnection
agreements and inter-carrier arrangements and develop potential markets for
BTC wholesale carrier services.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

This position will report directly to the Vice President, Legal & Regulatory
Affairs and Interconnection and will handle the following specific duties.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. To address all matters related to inter-carrier interconnection provisioning
including co-location and infrastructure sharing;

2. To assist in the development and implementation of a RIO (Reference
Interconnection Offer);

3. To assist in the development of strategy outline for inter-connection
wholesale carrier services;

4. To co-ordinate review and resolve interconnection agreement related
complaints against BTC at the preliminary stage;

5. To negotiate terms and conditions and amendments for infiterconnection
agreements;

6. To assist with the PUC on matters related to interconnection compliance
and regulation under the PUC license issued to BTC;

7. To liaise with other licensed telecommunications providers on matters of
interconnection from a business perspective;

8. To assist in the preparation of reports on the company as they relate to
the business and technical issues of interconnection;

9. To manage all interaction with competitors and esmpetitive issues of the
interconnection nature including disputes;

10. To become proficient in the analysis of all related interconnection and
regulatory documents;

11. To be responsible fifiifi6fifiilV(ig offfirpisksi8aiaterinheCtioin points


12. To be responsible for the provision of updated interconnection network
maps between BTC and interconnection operators;

13. To assist with the monitoring reporting and updating of the RIO;

14, To assist and advise on the reporting of matters to the.Regulator involving
fraudulent activity on BTC's network by licensed/unlicensed operators;

15. To inform, educate and update all relevant company employees on all
interconnection matters;

16. To liaise and coordinate with relevant departments in the Company in the
compiling of reports on interconnection matters,

17. To attend where applicable seminars and conferences and training courses
on Interconnection and Regulatory matters;-9

19- To provide a monthly report to the Division Head'o, all related matters;

19. To attend and assist with any interconnection/regulatory matter requiring
reference to a court of competent jurisdiction;

20. To represent the Company on any matters of an interconnection nature
involving the Company;

21. To assist in the preparation of the specifics of interconnection for Capital
and Operational budget documents for the division;,

22. To assist, if required, with annual office performance evaluations;

23. To supervise junior staff and complete merit system appraisals; .

24. To demonstrate when appropriate according to Company's policies and
procedures the ability and willingness to reprimand 'and/or recommend
disciplinary action of an employee in reporting line requiring same.

2 To perform any other duties relevant to the support of the division as
?: determined from time to time by the VP, Legal & Regulatory Affairs &
Interconnection. .

1I NIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1.^ Bachelor of Science Degree in Telecommunications or Electronics
Engineering or related qualification with a minimum of five (5) years
work experience. Possession of a Master's degree.in Business
| Administration would be an asset.

2. Experience in the telecommunications industry would also be an asset.

3. Strong leadership and organizational skills.


4,: Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Al applications are to be received at BTC's Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy
Dive, no later than November 22nd, 2006 and addressed as follows:

VICE PRESIDENT
HUMAN RESOURCES, TRAINING & SAFETY
STHE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LIMITED;
NASSAU, BAHAMAS


FROM page 13

THE SHOWDOWN (2006,
US)
Action/drama film, about the
confrontation between a pitcher
and batter in the bottom of the
ninth inning of a one-run baseball
game, juxtaposed against a deadly
duel between two gunfighters in
the Old West.
US (2005, New Zealand)
Explores the nature of trust and


intimacy and shows us how fragile
these things. are; how easily they
can be broken.
Family Series
A CHRISTMAS CAROL,
(2006, UK)
Based on Charles Dickens' clas-
sic story
HIP HOP KIDZ IT'S A
BEAUTIFUL THING (2006,
USA)
The Hip Hop Kidz have two


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conservative business man, dare
to defy her father and take part?

LASSIE (2005, UK)
A family in financial crisis is
forced to sell Lassie, their beloved
dog. Hundreds of miles away from
her true family, Lassie escapes and
sets out on a journey home.

THE PEACE TREE
Two girls create a 'peace tree'
because they can't celebrate
Christmas (they celebrate another
holiday). When the parents find
out what they made, they try to
prevent them from having it.


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Senator
FROM page one
ment of a new chairman whose
appointment has resulted in
charges that he has placed himself
in a conflict of interest situation.
Senator Galanis wants the sen-
ate select committee to look into
claims that the Grand Bahama
Port Authority has breached some
of the provisions of the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement as amended.
"This Senate select committee
is imperative because these recent
developments in Freeport have
caused great concern for licensees
of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and residents of
Freeport and other communities
of Grand Bahama regarding the
potential for a negative impact on
the economy and the commercial
sector as well as on foreign and
domestic investors.
"In fact we need to thoroughly
examine this situation before busi-
ness and commercial confidence
in the Grand Bahama Port author-
ity is totally eroded," he said.
If appointed the committee
would have full powers to send for
persons and papers in considera-
ion of its deliberations as well as to
conene theLir sessions in locations
around the counin.


FROM page one
items before purchasing because they expect that
the importers and distributors of products, espe-
cially food products, would appreciate their patron-._
age to the extent that they would not endanger
the health of the public.
The Minister said the blame was not to be placed
on the consumer, but instead, the fault rested on
"unscrupulous merchants" who put the health of
adults and young children at risk.
The Minister said he found it "deplorable" that
the merchants in the country could be so "grabili-
cious" to knowingly place expired food items on
thgir shelves.
"It is incredible that with the high cost of living
in New Providence and with the high cost of food,
that in addition to overcharging you, they are poi-
soning you with expired goods."
The Minister said that from now on the Ministry
of Agriculture, the Department of Environmental
Health, and the Ministry of Consumer Affairs will


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be working in concert with each other to tackle the
problem. I '
He'staifed that-he-would be -meetingwitb.he..-
other ministers next week to decide whether or not
they were going "to go after all of the food stores,
and impose the stiff fine of five thousand dollars
for each expired product that is found on their
shelves."
He said that "from now on we are going to begin
a policy where we are going to sporadically, from
time for time, inspect some of these products
before they enter the Bahamas at the docks, to
ensure that these products are not brought into this
country expired."
The Minister claimed that all of the food oper-
ators were guilty of having expired products on
their shelves, and he promised that government
would be vigilant in its quest to seek out 'the
offenders.


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Five Meridian School teachers




head for major US conference


FIVE teachers from Meridian School in Unicorn Village are off to an education conference
in Atlanta, the largest of its kind in the US for primary grade educators. Pictured just before they
left for the November 8 to 11 conference are (1 to r) Gina Wallace, Tangerine Curry, Bernadette
Archer, Meridian founder and director Lisa McCartney and Terez Cleare.


FIVE faculty members
from Meridian School in Uni-
corn Village have been select-
ed to attend an education
conference recognized as the
largest of its kind in North
America.
The National Association
- for the Education of Young
Children (NAEYC) confer-
ence will be held in Atlanta,,
Georgia November on 8 to
11.
For Meridian School -
whose primary school stu-
dents scored well above the
national average on stan-
dardised tests again this year
keeping faculty abreast of
new developments is critical.
"Our school is immersed in
the professional development
of our staff," said founder and
director Lisa Sawyer-McCart-
ney. "We believe that all
teachers, no matter how good
they are or well-informed_
they may be, benefit immea-
surably from interaction with
other educators and experi-
ences outside their regular
environment with respected
professionals and colleagues
in their field.
"The continuing develop-
ment of teachers and support
staff is not a luxury, it is as
important to education as


updates in computer techniol-
ogy is to software program-
mers," she said.
Meridian School, the acad-
emic division of Unicorn Vil-
lage founded in 1997, employs
the Calvert Curriculum, wide-
ly used for home teaching and
education carried out in small,
personalised environments.
Class size at Meridian is
limited to 17 with one teacher
and a teacher's aide in every
classroom. Music plays
throughout the grounds,
exposing students to opera,
classics, blues, contemporary
Christian, gospel and reggae.
There are nearly 200 stu-
dents in pre-school through
sixth grade with a waiting list


for entry level and only a few
spots open in the higher
grades.
The conference, which
includes interactive work-
shops on topics ranging from
verbal and visual literacy
through the arts to coaching
for powerful leadership, is
expected to boost the role
played by administrative staff
like early grades curriculum
co-ordinator Tangerine Cur-
ry.
"I am very excited about it
and am looking forward to
gaining more exposure and
training," said Curry.
Others attending are Terez
Cleare, Bernedette Archer,
Gina Wallace and McCartney.


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* TEHRAN, Iran
IRAN'S supreme leader Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei said Wednesday his country would
continue to acquire nuclear technology and chal-
lenge what he called "Western fabrications",
according to Associated Press.
Speaking before a crowd of thousands in Sem-
nan, 155 miles east of Tehran, Khamenei said
most countries believe "nuclear energy should
be taken away from the hands of a few powers,"
state media reported.
"The Americans open their mouth and close
1i cl;s acid say whatever they want, such as
'the %o Id opposes enrichment,"' Khamenei said,
referring to Iran's enrichment of uranium, which


the United Nations has said must cease.
The supreme leader, whose word is final on
key decisions, spoke as the U.N. Security Coun-
cil is wrangling over how, to respond to Iran's
refusal halt uranium enrichment.
"In a glorious way, the Iranian nation with
awareness, an informed generation and reason -
has challenged Western fabrications and will go
Ahead strongly," Khamenei said. ,
The United States and its European allies fear
that Iran could use enrichment to build nuclear
weapons, and have proposed a raft of sanctions to
try to curb the country's nuclear development.
Russia and China share those concerns, bult seek
much softer measures to indixuce Iran's coopera-
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to Associated Press.
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Bird flu expert




wins nomination



to head the UN's



health body


N GENEVA
DR Margaret Chan, who has
been spearheading the World
Health Organization's battle
against bird flu, was chosen
Wednesday to head the agency
and lead the international
assault on polio, AIDS and oth-
er global scourges, becoming
the first Chinese to win such a
high-profile United Nations
post, according to Associated
Press.
"This is a moment of person-
al honour for me and also of
deep personal responsibility,"
Chan told the WHO's execu
tive board after her nomination.
"I do not take this lightly."
The victory for China, which
backed the 59-year-old Chan,
indicated the massive nation's
interest in playing a bigger role
in global affairs.
The Hong Kong-born Chan
will officially be appointed the
next director-general if she
gains a two-thirds majority at a
special session Thursday of the
agency's governing World
Health Assembly, comprising
all 193 member countries. The
assembly has never rejected an
executive board nominee.
Chan was chosen over four
other candidates on the shortlist
in a tight race to fill the post
vacated by the death in May of
Dr Lee Jong-wook. In the final
,round of voting, she easily
defeated Mexico's health min-
ister, Dr Julio Frenk, 24-10.
"I will work tirelessly with my
eyes on the goal we agreed on
together, my ears open for the
voices of all and my heart com-
mitted to the populations of
your countries," Chan told the
34-member board.
Chan was Hong Kong's:
health director when the city
reported the world's first known
human outbreak of the H5N1
bird flu virus in 1997. Six people
died, but Chan was credited
with heading off a major human
health crisis by ordering the
slaughter of Hong Kong's entire
poultry population about 1.5
million birds in three days.
She also -received interna-
tional praise for organising
Hong Kong's response to a 2003
outbreak of SARS or severe
acute respiratory syndrome -
which killed several hundred
people.
She joined WHO later that
year, and took over as the agen-
cy's flu pandemic chief in 2005.
As an assistant director-general,
she has led WHO's efforts to
fight communicable diseases
and, most immediately, to pre-
pare for a possible pandemic
should the bird flu virus mutate
into a strain easily transmitted
among humans.
Chan told reporters that the
race, which originally included
10 other nominees, had been
tough, "but I enjoyed every
minute of it." She declined to
say more before Thursday's
election.
"All the candidates for the
position had impressive cre-
dentials," US Secretary of
Health and Human Services


China's nomination to

lead global fight against

global epidemics


Mike Leavitt said. He praised
Chan as "a strong leader with a
proven. record on managing
health programmes."
US Assistant Secretary for
Health John Agwunobi told
Associated Press he thought
Chan would make "a great
director-general".
"This was not an election
about countries," Agwunobi
said. "This was an election
about individuals... Margaret
will be a servant of the entire
world."
Dr Richard Horton, editor of
the influential medical journal
The Lancet, was more reserved.
_"Although Margaret. Chan
has strong abilities in some
areas, like epidemic diseases,
she is very much untested in
other areas," Horton told The
AP in a telephone interview.
"She has never run a really big
organisation like WHO."
Horton said it would be
imperative that Chan -build a
strong team that fills the gaps in
her own expertise," -
The board set Chan's term to
start January 4 and to la st until
the end of June 2012.
Anders Nordstrom, who has
been acting director-general
since the 61-year-old Lee died
of a brain haemorrhage, said
Chan's nomination opened a
new chapter in the organisa-
tion's history at a time when
health concerns around the
world were getting more atten-
tion than ever before.
Nordstrom told Chan,
"You've proven to be an excel-
lent communicator and leader
throughout the world already."
He credited Chan's victory to
her "excellent combination of
both technical skills (and) very
good management experience."
China which has recently
been criticised for dragging its
feet in reporting outbreaks of
bird flu to WHO and supplying
virus samples to the global
health community for analysis -
expressed satisfaction.
"We look forward.to the
approval and support of Dr
Chan by the member states," a
statement from the Chinese
Foreign Ministry said.
Top pharmaceutical compa-
nies, which have clashed with
WHO over topics such as
patent rights and low-cost drugs,
also were positive.
Her public health experience
and personal qualities equip her
to provide the organisation
"with clear direction and appro-
priate priorities," said Harvey
Bale, head of the Geneva-based
International Federation of
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Associations.
The other candidates in the
final shortlist were Dr. Shigeru


Omi, a Japanese national who
heads WHO's operations in
Asia; Spanish Health M'inister
Elena Salgado Mendez, and
Kazem Behbehani, a senior
WHO official from Kuwait.


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* Soafraid to turn the key In the one
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10 The summit Isa funny place to find a
pub in (B)
12 Cornes band irritates one (4)
13 Guess it means"absolutely
wonderfu(6)
14 The merry fate's in fuly swing round
about teatime (7)
15 Sheer nonseInse the book The
Group'(9) $
17 Country you had to leave when you
got the call(9)
IS Nasty? it lent, when
I have had a law (7)
20 So tar, usually why boys want girs'
telepnono numbers (2,4)
21 A lug, dam iftl (4)
24 Capable of tidyingthe mess ln,you
gathe(8)
26 The amended versions, doctor, move
aster al round (8)
28 Rush back to get the animals (4)
29 Taking a trip out East, he travelled by ;
ship (6)
31 Was sorry tie red-wood was included
Int (7)
34 Heaven, for business men at work (9)
36 Bade to make out a list of the
problematic(9)
38 Freeot, setsshakily about making
progress (71
3 If not awfully neat, it is decorative (6)
40 Voice given, in the cartoon, to the
fish? (4)
41 Seizing on the word
Iransferable' (81
42 Past its best, like the
old trunmet? (9)


S YESTERDAY'S CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
S ACROSS. 1,Tosca 6,f-resl 9,Rlg-ldy
10, Offer 11, Oddly 12, Flute 13,8-
critb-es 15, Mob 17, Peat 18, Marina
19, Tot-"em 20, Driven 22, Tube 24,
0 So-D 25, CWa-uses 26, Tries 27, Seril
28, Logos 29, Lucifer 30, Stal 31,
R Ashes
DOWN: 2, Off-ice 3,Credit 4, Al-R 5,
* WIlls 6 Fiotsa-M 7, Ryde 8, Salmon
Fa-lo-n 13, Sp t 14,Rabid 15,
ti:3s 16. BA-Les 18. Meals 19,


DOWN
1 Twigged it had been the
current craze (6,2)
2 Hef expectatlp tor a drink(6)
3 Except for one bad note the singer
produced (0)
4 Out, saved one having to
go in to tell (6)
5 The spindle istledupwithstring?
That's just greatl (8)
6 Not having a reaction to, as would be
natural (10) .
7 Fruit is a necessity, when upset (7)
* She left at six: In rtme (6)
11 No longersupport, which Is a
disappointnent (7)
16 Wears a gun, you notice, standing
outside (6)
19 Come out to see what the argument
is about (5)
20 Kind of shirt you say the golfer will
have (3)
22 Stude at school a time back,
nothing giaspedl (5)
23 Transport, my dear? Not unless it's a
flying onel (6)
2V What the cannibal likes to see his
guest wearing? (6,4)
26 Wish you hadn't backed "Amateur" at
the end (3)
27 Claim of the journalists
besieging it (7)
30 Despite that, the awlul hag left you
locked Inside (8)
31 Disproved that the stump was
covered by grass (8)
32 Getting Into a row for saucing (8)
33 Wine, you also say, goes in with the
fish (7)
35 Are running into the red, when you
look at again (6)
36 Keep for the two boys (6)
37 For the light house,
be an exterior (6)


YESTERDAY'S EASY SOLUTIONS
ACROSS: 1, Waist 6, Daisy 9, Trapper
10, Glory 11, Girls 12, Beard 13,
Meddled 15, Sew 17, Epee 18,
Reside 19, Aches 20, Dearth 22,
Desk 24, Say 25, Repents 26, Tiber
27, Stair 28, Rites 29, Readier 30,
Irked 31, Petty
DOWN: 2, Asleep 3,Stride 4, Try 5,
Speed 6, Degrees 7, Arid 8, Salled
12, Bench 13, Mends 14, Delay 15,
Siren 16, Weeks 18, Refer 19, Attired
11 Faster 22, Desire 23, Street 25,
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10 Set of tt ers )
12 Party, slang (4)
13 Thespian's
1 roession (6)
14 Staying power (7)
15 Recklessi bo
person (9)
17 Discolours (91
18 Sea captain (7)
20 Curt(6)
21 First man 4)
24 Wadding (NI
26 Abstaln Irom
alcohol (
28 Christmas (4)
29 Respect highly (6)
31 Climb down (7)
34 During pregnancy (9)
36 Huge election win (9)
38 Dummy pill (7)
39 Cunning,
tricky (6)
40 Soon 4
41 Shilly-shally (8)
42 People who tend
sheep (9)


DOWN
1 Pardour game (8)
2 Motorist (6)
3 Bethefirtto
find out (8)
4 Ofthe face (61
5 Female offspring ()
6 Punctuatot mark (10)
7 Mosquito-bite
disease (7)
8 Die(6)
11 Citrus fruit (7)
19 Mental pIcture (5)
20 Chopping tool (3)
22 Male duck (5)
23 Chucks(6)
25 Added,
supplemeantary (10)
26 Footdglt (3)
27 Not joyful (7)
30 Doomed,
unlucky (3-5)
31 False teeth (8)
32 Depth(8).
33 ReceIveby
succession (7)
35 Dealer, merchant (6)
36 Most recent (6)
37 Disregard (6


king and continued with the ace, dis-
carding a heart from dummy. He then
played the A-K of hearts, ruffed a
heart in dummy, ruffed a diamond'
and then attempted to ruff a club.
But when West ruffed with the
six of spades and returned the nine,
T South was in bad shape. Hle could not
ruff his last club because West would -
score the eight of trumps, so he went
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0 974 Declarer should have made the
slam, however. It was a mistake to
cash the ace of clubs at trick two.
Instead, he should have ruffed a low
club in dummy immediately.
South next leads a heart to his ape
and returns the six of clubs. West
East probably ruffs, dummy discarding a
3 4 heart, and returns a trump, but he is
Pass now fighting a losing battle. Declarer
wins the trump, cashes the king of
hearts and ruffs the heart seven with
dummy's last trump. South then
bs. scores the rest of .the tricks with' his
five remaining trumrnps and the ace of
'ay and clubs.
he trick The key play is to ruff a club in
differ- dummy before cashing the second
ng, and high club. It'might not seem impor-
tant to do this, but the fact is that the
South contract stands or falls on this one
bidding decision. The right way to play the
ight of hand proves to be much better than
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make from th, letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word. No plurals or verb
forms ending in "s", no words with initial capitals
and no words with a hyphen or apostrophe
permitted. The first word of a phrase is permitted
(e.g. inkjet in inljet printer).
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 16 very good 24: excellent 32 (or more).
Solution Monday.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION
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clout coal coast coat coil coir coital cola colt
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curtail locus locust octal ocular OCULARIST
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THURSDAY,
NOVEMBER 9
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
This week, you're in high spirits
and full of energy, Aries. Get as
much out of the early portion'of the
week as possible, because eveitid-
ally the excitement will die down.
TAURUS Apr 21A 'l v 21
A chain reaction of good, news ,
occurs this week, Taurus. You are ','.
caught off guard but will enjoy lithe -'
'outcome. Bolstered by a great week,, .
even mundane chores will be fun.-' -
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
You are the idea person this week, .'
Gemini, and you just need to find-
someone who will follow through on
your vision. It will be a slow go through
some communication problems. *
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 .
You will probably splurge on somie-
thing you shouldn't, Cancer, but it's
OK for this week. Your finances are
sitting pretty and you have some room
for indulgent purchases.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
You are on a roll this week, Leo
Everyone loves you, you say all of
the right things, and everything is
going your way. It will come to an
end onit Sjiuida'.
.VIRGO A.ug 24-/S.i 1 2
People may give you a tard nime
this week, Virgo, but you won't let
it bring you down. Show oftl' your
talents, ind soon others will conic
around to see your woI It.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Let someone else he t11 lif" of tlf
party, Libra. Take some tiim. to Ii'-
ten up this week instead ol haiyp)',
all e'irs and eyes on you. You 1ar*y
be surprised at what you learn.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
This week a friend will whis])(1-
something in your ear that wvill iinnic
diately put a smile on you lace'. Yo1u
could use some uplifting eIws because
the next few weeks will be (lovire).i
SAGTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
A trip is certainly in your figure.
Sagittarius. You just have to decide
where you want to go. It will be hard
to.stop grinning when you're on an
amazing adventure.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
No one you encounter is in a gener-
ous mood this week, Capricorn. You
start to fall in line with their negative
attitude and then decide you'd rallther
be your upbcat self.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Fehb I :
Your instincts lead you to irake .an
impulse decision early in the week.
Aquarius. It worries you, hbut lon't
fret too much you're trlo sOnr-r-
thing really good.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
This week is all about making connect -
tions, Pisces. You have to increase
your networking circle. It will hoosti
friendships and work relationships.


CHESSby-Lenard arde


Michael Adams v Tea Bosboom,
Staunton Memorial 2006.,
London's strongest all-play-all
grandmaster tournament for 20
years saw a rare UK appearance
by the England number one,
who is usually to be found in
European elite invitations.
Adams finished half a point
behind Holland's Ivan Sokolov,
but his unbeaten 8.5/11
maintained his top-six world
ranking. Here as White (to
move) the 34-year-old
Comishman has had to work
hard against a Dutch woman
international, who is a pawn
ahead and threatening BxgS.
Adams had everything worked
out, though, and his next turn
quickly established a winning
position. What happened?


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GOVERNMENT forces
bombarding rebels with artillery
hit a school where scores of
civilians had taken refuge
Wednesday from the fighting,
killing at least 45 Tamils and
wounding 125 more in Sri Lan-
ka, a senior rebel official said,
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island nation's Sinhalese major-
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The military spokesman
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On August 14, an air raid
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in the rebel stronghold Mul-'
laitivu..At the time, the go%-
ernment said it had proof that
the site was a rebel base,,
although rebels said the victims
were school girls undergoing
first aid training.
The worst single attack suf-
fered by the Sri Lankan mili-
tary was on October 16, when a
rebel suicide bomber rammed
an explosives-packed truck into
a military bus convoy in central
Sri Lanka, killing at least 95
sailors and wounding more than
150.
Sri Lanka Monitoring Mis-
sion, a group of foreigners over-
seeing the 2002 cease-fire, has
said 1,076 civilians have been
killed in violence in Sri Lanka
since early this year.
Helen Olafsdottir, acting
spokeswoman for the mission,
said a group of monitors were
on their way to investigate
Wednesday's incident. But she
refused to comment further.
Rights group Amnesty Inter-
national condemned the inci-
dent.
"It is appalling that ,the mili-
tary should attack a camp for
displaced people these are
civilians who have already been
forced from their homes
because of the conflict,"
Amnesty's Asia Pacific Director
Pumrna Sen said.
The Tamil Tigers have been
fighting since 1983 for a sepa-
rate homeland for ethnic Tamils
in the north and east of Sri Lan-
ka, citing discrimination by the
majority Sinhalese. More than
65,000 people' were killed
before the truce. An upsurge in
violence this year has killed
more than 2,000 people, includ-.
ing civilians, soldiers and rebel
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Sandypoint Transmission Mains Upgrade
Sandypoint Pumping Station
Green Turtle Cay RO Plant
Treasure Cay Sewerage Works
Cherokee Sound Water Supply
Yellow Wood Distribution System
Coopers Town Mains Extension
Moores Island RO Plant Reliability Improvement Works
Marsh Harbour Valves
Abaco Wellfield and Pumping Station Improvements

ACKLINS & LONG CAY
Salina Point, Snug Corner/Masons Bay and Long Cay Water Supply
Snug Corner Storage Shed
ANDROS
Mangrove Cay Storage Tank
Bluff Storage Tank
Bluff Pumping Station
North Andros Wellfield Rehabilitation
North and Central Andros Tanks
North and Central Andros Community Pump Sites
Stafford Creek and Behring Point Distribution Systems
Conch Sound Mains
South Andros Water Supply


SIMINI
Underwater Main Replacement
New BImini Commercial Office
BERRY ISLANDS
Great Harbour Cay/Bullocks Harbour Long Term Plan
CAT ISLAND
Cat Island Water Supply
CaOOKEO ISLAND
Colonel Hill Wellfield
Community Wells
Colonel Hill/Cabbage Hill/Church Grove Distribution
System and Landrall Point Water Supply.
Landrail Point Water Supply
ELEUTHERA
Central Eleuthera RO Plant
Naval Base Pumping Station Upgrade
Bogue Storage Tank
Bogue Pumping Station Rehabilitation
Bogue Welifleld Optimization
Eleuthera Tanks Refurbishment
Eleuthera Mains Renewals Project
Bannerman Town RO Water Supply
Cotton Bay Homeowners Water Supply
Windermere Island Water Supply
Spanish Wells Trailer Office
Three-Islands Dock Mains Extension
Rock Sound/Tarpum Bay Water Supply
UAMA
Exuma Mains Extension/Renewal Project
Williams Town Water Supply
Georgetown RO Plant Expansion
Farmers Cay Brine Disposal
Staniel Cay RO Plant Expansion
Black Point Upgrade Works
Little Exuma Water Supply

1RAND BAHANMI
Sweetings Cay RO Plant
East Grand Bahama Water Supply
INAGUA
Inagua Mains Extension
LONG ISLAND
Central Long Island Mains Renewals and Extensions Phase II
Central Long Island Extension Phase III
Northern Long Island Water Supply System Phase I
Deadmans Cay Commercial Office
Simms Wellfield Optimization
MMAGUANA
Mayaguana Water Supply Improvements
RAGGEI ISiLAND
Duncan Town Distribution System
RUM ISLAND
Rum Cay Distribution System
iAN SALVADOR
San Salvador Mains Project
Cockburn Town Storage Tank Repair
Cockburn Town RO Plant Expansion
Cockburn Town Commercial Office
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Ab aco Markets



2006 net loss



may quadruple


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
ABACO Markets yester-
day revealed that its net loss
for the fiscal year-ended on
January 31, 2006, might
quadruple to $1.3 million due
to "accounting errors" relat-
ing to $1 million in accounts
payable, forcing it to restate
its results.
In announcing that publi-
cation of the BISX-listed
retail group's fiscal 2007 sec-
ond quarter results had been
delayed to allow for comple-
tion of internal and external
reviews into the accounting
errors, Gavin Watchorn, Aba-
co Markets' president,
pledged that the firm had
"strengthened our controls
substantially" to ensure the
error was not repeated.

SEE page 6B


BISX-listed retailer
reveals 'accounting
error' understated
payables by $l1m,
taking net loss to
$1.3m


M GAVIN WATCHORN


Government set




to clinch $1.4bn




Albany deal today


* By NEIL HARTNELLd
Tribune Business Editor

will today sign a
Heads of Agree-
ment for the $1.4
billion Albany
Golf & Beach Club, sources last
night confirmed to The Tribune,
a moe that is likely to kick-start
the transformation of south-
western New Providence into a
tourism, entertainment and his-
torical destination.
Neither government repre-
sentatives nor the investors
behind the project could be con-
tacted last night for comment,
but sources close to the situa-
tion said the Heads of Agree-
ment the pronumissory note set-
ting out what the developers and
the Government pledge to do
for each other, and the timelines
for achieving it for the 565-


Move to kick-start PM's major economic

vision for southwestern New Providence


acre exclusive high-end, resort-.
-t Ite residential community will
be signed ioda\.
It is understood that con-
struction of Alban uill begin
immediately w\ith the project
set to open in late 2004. pro\ id-
ing a major boost for the
Bahamian economy and Prime
.Minister Perry Christie's gov-
ernment as thoughts turn to a
general election campaign..
The investors behind Albany
are the Tavistock Group, the
holding company for worldwide
investments made by Lyford
Cay billionaire Joe Lewis, and
world-leading golfers Tiger
Woods and Ernie Els. The Tavi-


stock Group owns and devel-
oped Old Fort Bay in north-
western New Providence.
It is understood that Albany
will feature an 18-hole champi-
onship golf course designed by
Mr Els, along with a marina
capable of accommodating the,
world's largest yachts, equestri-
an centre, spa and fitness centre.
Similar to the Tavistock
Group's high-end Florida resi-
dential communities, Lake Nona
and Isleworth, Albany's resi-
dents are expected to include
some of the world's most-
renowned golfing, sports and
entertainment personalities, plus
leading businessmen and high


net worth individuals.
Albany's presence in the
Bahamas is thus expected to
generate further interest in this
nation as a tourism, residential
and second home market. '
Just as important, Albany is
the first link in what is likely to
be a major redevelopment of
southwestern New Providence,
and could prove to be a lasting
legacy left by the Prime Minister
to this country.
Its approval and construction
are likely to pave the way for
the redevelopment of the adja-

SEE page 8B


'Extreme care' needed on life insurance audits Bahamas urged


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHAMIAN accountants were yester-
day warned to be "extremely careful" when
auditing insurance companies, especially
life and health carriers, due to the reliance
on actuarial estimates of the provisions for
future policy benefits.
Franklyn Wilson, chairman of Royal Star
Assurance and Arawak Homes, and a for-
mer managing partner at Deloitte & Touche
(Bahamas), told a Bahamas Institute of
Chartered Accountants (BICA) seminar
yesterday: "In dealing with the risk busi-
ness, in particular auditing insurance cornm-
panies, general, auto and life insurance com-
panies, be extremely careful. particularly in


this [current[ environment."
Mr Wilson said that for most companies,
when their sales and gross revenues
increased, this was usually a good side.
Yet this was not always the case when
dealing with general insurance carriers, such
as property insurers. especially if their gross
premiums grew at a rate that exceeded
expansion of their.capital base.
Capital is like gold dust for insurance car-
riers, as more of it enables them to under-
write more business and take on more risk.
Mr Wilson said: "In the property insur-
ance business, increasing premiums or re% -
enues can be ev idence of the greatest prob-
lem that company can face.
"If premiums are increasing at a rate
grossly in excess of capital increases, that is


dramatically affecting \our solvency. In
propertN insurance., solsencs is the key num-
ber."
Adding that "sign of good health can be a
sign of decay" where property insurers were
concerned. Nr Wilson said that "the com-
bination of increasing sales or premiums
and a static or declining capital base" could
spell solvency troubles for a general and
property insurer.
On the life and health insurance side, Mr
Wilson pointed out the importance of the
actuarial assessment of future policy bene-
fit provisions to the auditor's conclusion,
as these provisions were usually the largest


SEE page 10B


to target Islamic


financial market


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamian financial ser-
vices industry should examine
whether it %ants to develop
sharia-comphant financial prod-
ucts and structures to target an
Islamic market that could even-
tually be worth as much as $4
trillion, a leading executive said
yesterday
Wendy Warren, the Bahamas
Financial Services Board's
(BFSB) chief executive and
executive director, yesterday
told the Bahamas Institute of
Chartered Accountants (BICA)
seminar that she felt the devel-
opment of financial products
and structure compliant with
Islamic laws was "one of the
areas we should tackle".
She advocated that the
Bahamian financial services
industry should explore devel-
oping skill sets to service this
area, but the sector would have
to decide "to what extent is the
Bahamas, and our providers,
prepared to move into this
area".


Ms Warren said the Bahamas
had a further opportunity to
expand via the US 'baby
boomers' generation, with an
estimated $41 trillion in wealth
set to pass from this generation
to their children.
This created an opening for
estate planning,.and Ms War-
ren said: "Certainly, with the
signing of the Tax Information
Exchange Agreement (TIEA),
there is a great opportunity for
the Bahamas to attract this busi-
ness without fear of the IRS."
However, she added that the
Bahamian industry needed to
ensure it addressed the finan-
cial needs anddesires of the
'baby boom' generation's chil-
dren, as well as their parents.
The.children wanted to get
involved actively in managing
their assets and assessing risk,
and failing to address them
could cause business to be taken
elsewhere.
The internationalisation of
high net worth families, with

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The requirements for foreign joint ventures


AS Bahamian businesses
expand and the world of inter-
national trade and investment
becomes increasingly global, it
is important that Bahamian
and foreign businesses under-
stand the legal implications of
joint ventures and mergers in
the Bahamas, particularly in
light of the innumerable invest-
ment projects that have com-
menced to date.


Joint Ventures
between Bahamntian
and foreign investors

The National Investment
Policy, formulated by the Gov-
ernment to cultivate and, to
some extent, regulate the
investment environment in the
Bahamas, stipulates certain
restrictions regarding areas of
commercial enterprise that are


reserved exclusively for
Bahamians, and those encour-
aged for investment by foreign
investors.
The areas reserved exclu-
sively for Bahamians include,
but are not limited to: public
transportation, construction
companies, wholesale and
retail operations, security ser-
vices, and real estate and
domestic property manage-


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To ensure accurate and timely onsite financial management, reporting,
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& marketing and ancillary profit centers) and the Homeowner Associations
Safeguard company assets and maintain a strong 'environment of financial
control.

-Prepare budgets and forecasts for all business units.
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ment agencies.
Foreign investors are
encouraged to invest in bank-
ing and financial services, ship
registration, upscale condo-
minium, resort and timeshare
development, and information
and data processing.
Notwithstanding the restric-
tions imposed by the National
Investment Policy, the
Bahamas Investment Author-
ity (the BIA) does encourage
international investors to
establish joint ventures with
Bahamian partners, particu-
larly for investment projects in
areas reserved exclusively for
Bahamians.
It is important to note, for
the purpose of clarity, that a
permanent resident of the
Bahamas does not qualify as a
'Bahamian partner'. Therefore,
an international investor
should establish the joint ven-
ture with a Bahamian national.
A project proposal must be
submitted to the BIA by the
international and Bahamian
investor establishing the joint
venture, in accordance with the
Project Proposal Guidelines
formulated by the BIA. Per-
mission for the joint venture
is subject to initial review by
the BIA, and the approval of
the National Economic Coun-
cil (the NEC).
The typical corporate vehicle
for such a joint venture would
be a Companies Act compa-
ny, established under the Com-
panies Act 1992, with the
Bahamian investor holding the
majority of shares (more than
60 per cent) in the company.
However, prior exchange
control approval must be
obtained from the Exchange
Control Department of the
Central Bank of the Bahamas
for companies having sub-
scribers and/or shareholders
who are not residents of the
Bahamas.
The business operation, in
this instance, would be desig-
nated 'resident' for Exchange
Control purposes nder.. the,.,
exchange Control Regulations
1956, and would be subject to
ccr tjn restrictions relating to
borrowings, dealing in foreign


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currencies and capital invest-
ments.
With regard to the opening
of foreign currency accounts
and the repatriation of foreign
currency from the Bahamas,
prior approval from the
Exchange Control Department
of the Central Bank must be
obtained for 'resident' compa-
nies.
The Central Bank of the
Bahamas will require evidence
of prior NEC approval before
granting approval for the for-
eign ownership in the compa-
ny, the opening of foreign cur-
rency accounts, and the repa-
triation of foreign currency
from the Bahamas.

Parameters

The parameters of such
approval will often be guided
by, or dependent upon, those
parameters and conditions set
by the NEC in granting its
approval for the investment
project.
If a Bahamian national owns
less than 60 per cent of the
shares, the company must pay
an annual fee of B$1,000. It
should be noted that the annu-
al'government licence fee is
not payable for the ensuing
year, if the incorporation of
the company occurs after the
July 1 in any calendar year.
The company will have to
obtain a business licence under
the Business Licence Act (as
amended), in order to operate
a retail or any other business in
the Bahamas.
The business licence fee is
$100 for new businesses, and
businesses which are not 100
per cent Bahamian-owned
must seek the prior approval of
...the NEC before a business
licence can be obtained. A
general shop licence will also
be required for a retail busi-
ness.


Mergers involving a Bahami-
an International Business
Company (IBC) and Foreign
Company

Section 75(6) of the Interna-
tional Business Companies Act
2000, as amended, states that a
Certificate of Merger is prima
facie evidence of compliance
with all requirements of the
Act in respect of a merger
between two companies into a
surviving Bahamian Interna-
tional Business Company
(IBC).
Since the surviving compa-
ny will be a Bahamian IBC, it
will be deemed to be incorpo-
rated under the Act and gov-
erned by the laws of the
Bahamas, particularly in rela-
tion to the efficacy and legiti-
macy of the merger, including
but not limited to: the effec-
tive date, and legal and proce-
dural requirements for the
proper registration of the
merger in this jurisdiction.
Once the two companies
have been merged into a sur-
viving Bahamian IBC and the
Certificate of Merger issued,
the merger will be irreversible.
The Act does not contain
any provisions that address
issues of 'de-merger', which
seeks to allow the merged
company to legally re-organ-
ise into its original structure of
existing as two separate com-
panies, as it did prior to the
merger.
Additionally, it should be
noted that it is not customary
in this jurisdiction to rescind a
merger after a Certificate of
Merger has been issued by the
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Bahamian IBC and a foreign
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notify the Registrar of Com-
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company that has merged with
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006, PAGE 3B


Abaco Markets





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sales increase 5%


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

ABACO Markets' same-
store sales are 5 per cent up on
the same period in 2005 for the
year-to-date, the company's
president told The Tribune yes-
terday, adding that the likely
restatement of its financial
results for the past fiscal year
should not detract from opera-
tional improvements.
Gavin Watchorn said Aba-
co Markets' group sales "con-
tinue to be strong", with a
number of stores performing
well and the company's bank
debt having been reduced by
$4.7 million since April.
He said Abaco Markets was
talking to a purchaser group,
which he declined to identify,
about the acquisition of the
company's former Solomon's
SuperCentre property in
Freeport, located on Cedar
Street.
"We're talking to a group on
Cedar Street, and we're fairly
well-advanced in discussions,"
Mr Watchorn said. "If that
goes through, we will be in a
position to eliminate all our old
Royal Bank of Canada debt,
and bank interest payments
will go down substantially as a
result."
Mr Watchorn said Abaco
Markets' sales, margins and
expenses had all improved






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compared to a year ago.
"We're also in discussions with
some people in regard to out
Turks property," Mr Watchorn
said. "It's very early days in the
discussions, but there are peo-
ple showing an interest."
Abaco Markets is pursuing
a strategy to exit the Abaco
and Turks & Caicos markets,
narrowing its focus to just New
Providence and Grand
Bahama and the Solomon's
SuperCentre and Cost Right


brands.
It has Cost Right stores left
in both Abaco and the Turks &
Caicos. While Abaco Markets
had received approaches for its
Abaco Cost Right, formerly
Abaco Wholesale, a deal had
not been reached.
"We just really didn't get a
deal everyone was happy with,
so right now we're exploring
our options to see what we can
do down there," Mr Watchorn
said.


ABACOMARKJETS
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Notice of delay in publishing Company's Second Ouarter results
Abaco Markets Limited announces a delay in publishing its results for the quarter ended July
31, 2006. The delay is to allow management the time necessary to fully investigate and resolve
accounting errors in the previous year's financial statements that resulted in an understatement
of accounts payable as of January 31, 2006, and a corresponding understatement of the net loss
reported for the year then ended. The outcome of Abaco Markets' own internal review of this
matter is subject to the completion of an external review by its independent auditors,
PricewaterhouseCoopers. While completion of the external review is still pending, the findings
to date of the internal review are likely to result in the restatement of the net loss for the year
ended January 31, 2006 from $302k previously reported to a restated net loss of $1.3m for that
year.

Abaco Markets is fully committed to providing a proper control environment, full transparency
and accurate financial reporting. It is this commitment that brought about the discovery of the
accounting errors and our prompt undertaking of the internal review to ascertain their effect.
We are continuing to work diligently to address any and all of the issues related to this matter
and our findings to date have been thoroughly reviewed with the Company's Audit Committee,
under the direction of the Board of Directors. While these errors do occur in business,
particularly in one our size and diversity, we are naturally very disappointed in these errors and
have immediately strengthened the relevant controls and procedures to prevent their
reoccurrence. Abaco Markets has informed both BISX and the Securities Commission of The
Bahamas of its findings and has been granted an extension by BISX in the publication of the
Company's second quarter results.

We are also committed to full disclosure to our shareholders and the general public and, as a
result, are issuing this announcement with the expectation that our official results will be
released no later than December 15, 2006.

Abaco Markets requested a delay in trading for one day, November 8, 2006, in order to give the
Company the opportunity to advise its shareholders and the general public of this matter. This
request was granted by BISX.


THE TRIBUNE


Lot#18, Rockwell Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 950 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $170,000.00
Travel west on Carmichael Road, turn north onto McKinney Drive
and west onto Rocky Pine Road, take the 3rd right and thesubject
is the 3rd house.
Lot#1040, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3- Bedrooms, 2- Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,720 sq.fy
Appraised Value: $162,000.00
Travel south on east street, turn east onto Pinewood Drive first left
Thatch Palm turn onto 3rd left (Sugar Apple) fifteenth house.
Lot # 1267 Sugar Apple Street, N.P.
Single Family Residence
(3) Bedroom, (2) Bathroom
Property Size:5,000 s.q. ft.
Building Size: 1,000 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $148,000.00
Travelling west on Pinewood Drive turn on to Willow Tree Drive;
which is the 1st corner on the right side after the Pinewood round
about heading north on Willow Tree Dr. Take the 3rd corner on the
left side which is Sugar Apple St. and the property is the 7th lot on
the left side. The lot is olive green trim with white.
Lot#802, Golden Gates II, N.P.
Single Family Rsidence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,807 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,276 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $156,000.00
From St.Vincent & Baillou hill Rd travel west on St. Vincent Rd.
take the fifth right which is Olive Rd. the subject building is
second on left.
Lot# 1266, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size:1,035 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $112,000.00
Turn north onto Willow Tree Ave. from Pinewood Drive. travelling
north on Willow Tree Ave. turn through the 3rd corner on the left
hand side which is Sugar Apple Street and the property is the 6th
lot on the left hand side.
Lot#1342, Pinewood Gardens Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3-Bedrooms, 2-Bedrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,192 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $132,000.00
Turn north onto Thatch Palm Avenue from Pinewood Drive. Travelling
north on Thatch Palm turn through the second corner on the left-
hand side, which is Bread Fruit Street, and the property is the 16th
lot on the left-hand side.
Lot#449, Elizabeth Estates, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 4,688 sq.ft
Building Size: 927 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $103,800.00
From Prince Charles Drive Travel South on Commonwealth
Boulevard to the intersection before Thelma Gibson Primary school
and the subject is on the north east corner of that intersection
(No.449). The house is painted white trimmed green.
Lot#9, Blk#6, Nassau East Subdivision, N.P.
Single Family Residence
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Property Size: 8,700 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,018 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $208,200.00


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


COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION


ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR ADMISSION
IN 2007 TO:


NORMAN MANLEY LAW SCHOOL (Jamaica)
HUGH WOODING LAW SCHOOL (Trinidad & Tobago)
EUGENE DUPUCH LAW SCHOOL (Bahamas)

Legal Education Certificate Two Year Programme

Applications are invited from holders of a first degree in Law obtained in a common law jurisdic-
tion or the Common Professional Examination Certificate (UK) together with vocational train-
ing, and who wish to be considered for selection for the Two-year Legal Education Certificate
Programme. Persons who will attain this qualification by September 1, 2007, may also apply and
sit the examination. ALL APPLICANTS will be required to sit an entrance examination which
will be in July 2007.

The following persons are exempt from taking the Entrance Examiantions:
a) holders of the University of the West Indies LL.B degree;
b) holders of the University of Guyana LL.B degree issued from 1998, who qualify
under the terms of the Collaborative Agreement between University of Guyana,
University of West Indies and the Council of Legal Education.

This examination will serve to provide priority placing to the Law Schools and is subject to the
availability of spaces.

The examination will consist of testing in basic core courses. The courses are:

Contract, Tort, Property, Equity and Criminal Law.

Further details and application forms are available from:


The Covenor, Admissions Board
Council of Legal Education
Norman Manley Law School
P.O. Box 231
Kingston 7
Jamaica r n*-
JamaicaThe Registrar
Council of Legal Education
Eugene Dupuch Law School
P.O. Box SS 6394


The Registrar
Council of Legal Education
Hugh Wooding Law School
P.O. Bag 323, Tunapuna
Trinidad


Nassau
The Bahamas
All applications must be submitted to the Convenor, Admissions Board, Council of Legal
Education, Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Jamaica along with a non-refundable fee of
US $150.00 and one recent passport size picture no later than January 31, 2007.

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Legal Education Certificate-Six-Month Programme

Professionally trained persons who have been admitted to practise law in a common law jursdic-
tion should apply directly to the Registrar of the respective Law School for application forms.


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

APARTMENTS/CONDOMINIUMS


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


Lot#16, Blk33, Sea Beach Estates, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms,
1 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms
Property Size: 6,563 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,425 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $280,200.00
Travel west on West Bay Street, turn left at Sun Fun Resort and
travel east to the first right, turn right and the subject Is the ninth
property on the left a duplex. The duplex is painted white and
trimmed ice blue.
Lot Joe Farrington Road, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
1 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 23,400 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,800 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $366,000.00
Enter Joe Farrington Road from Fox Hill Rd. south. Travelling west
on Joe Farrington Road the property is on the Southern side of
Joe Farrington Rd, opposite the church of God Auditorium, through
an unpaved private road. Counting from the junction of Joe
Farrington Rd. and Fox Hill Rd. ten lamp poles will bring you to the
entrance of the unpaved road opposite the pole. The building
cannot be seen from the road unless one drives through the unpaved
private road. The building Is white trimmed with white on the eastern
side of the unpaved road.
Lot of Land Francis Ave, Fox Hill, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1-2 Bedrooms, 1-Bathrooms
1-4 Bedrooms, 3-Bathrooms
Property Size: 5,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,291 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $216,000.00
From Fox Hill Road round -about travel south on Fox Hill Road
take the second left Davis Street turn keft of the Tjunction Aimbrister
Street then the first right Francis avenue, then the first left and the
subject property is the first on the right.
Lot#3, Blk#2, South Beach Estates, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms/1 -1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,248 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $216,000.00
Travel south on East Street South turn right onto Pineway Drive
(intersection at South Beach Police Station) travel west on Pineway
Drive after the first comer on the left (Oleander Avenue), the subject
Is the second property on the left (duplex). The duplex Is painted
white and trimmed maroon. '


We providing financing to qualified buyei

CONTACT INFORMATION
RBC Royal Bank of Canada and RBC FINCO Loans Collection Cetre
Tel: 393-2004 .RC


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Career Opportunity

SENIOR FIDUCIARY MANAGERS AND FIDUCIARY OFFICERS

J.P. Morgan Private Bank is a leading wholesale global financial services firm that has been operating
in The Bahamas since 1960. We are currently seeking applications for Senior Fiduciary Managers and
Fiduciary Officers. .....

The selected individuals will work with Trust business and function partners to ensure that fiduciary
services are delivered in a manner consistent with all legal, regulatory, and internal requirements. The
candidates will also serve as a technical resource to wealth advisors, investors, and relationship managers.
Senior candidates are expected to develop direct relationships with clients and have the flexibility to travel.

The qualified team players will possess 6+ years trust experience, with 3+ years mentoring others; a
professional qualification, ideally in law or accounting; knowledge of investment product services, fiduciary
and trust regulatory requirements, and onshore and offshore jurisdictions; excellent written/verbal
communication and creative problem solving skills; and the ability to assess risk in fiduciary and trust
matters.

J.P. Morgan Private Bank offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. Interested
applicants should submit their resume/curriculum vitae marked Private and Confidential" to the
Human Resources Manager, J.P. Morgan Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, P.O. Box N-4899,
Nassau Bahamas.

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Pricing Information As Of:
Wednesday, 8 November 200 6
BISX OUSTED & TRADED SECURITIES VISIT WWW.BISXBAHAMAS0.CCOI FOr MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX CLOSE 1,640.90 / CHG 00.32 / %CHG 00 02 / YTD 290,19 / YTD % 21.48
..'. -H.Is 52ik-Lto Securai ', Pr,.c.us ,Close Toda. .m.:,. Cr.ange D ll, .01 EPS J. D. I PE 2 1
1.8-5 0.59 Anac Markel4 1 .:e 1 6 0.00 -L 109 1 '00' N 1.1
12.05 10.25 Bahamas Property Fund 11.00 11.00 0.00 1.627 0.380 6.8 3.45%
7.88 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 7.86 7.88 0.02 2,080 0.802 0.330 9.8 4.19%
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 1.20 1.20 0.00 2,500 0.188 0.050 7.0 3.82%
9.95 9.05 Cable Bahamas 9.94 9.94 0.00 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%
12.10 9.00 Commonwealth Bank 12.10 12.10 0.00 1,000 0.943 0.660 12.1 5.45%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.24 5.37 0.13 0.130 0.045 40.1 0.86%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.70 2.70 0.00 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%
12.00 10.60 Finco 12.00 12.00 0.00 0.763 0.560 15.7 4.67%
14.10 10.00 FirstCaribbean 13.85 13.85 0.00 0.927 0.550 14.9 3.97%
11.70 9.25 Focol 11.61 11.61 0.00 1,000 0.885 0.500 13.1 4.31%
1.15 0.95 Freeport Concrete 1.00 1.00 0.00 -0.170 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 8.09 ICD Utilities 8.09 8.09 0.00 324 0.532 0.270 15.2 3.34%
9.10 8.65 J. S.'"Johnson 8.70 8.70 0.00 0.527 0.560 16.5 6.44%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.291 0.195 7.7 1.95%
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0 50 2 0O RND HoiCr.g- ac '0 00 u u i*' 002 0 11' NC.1 0 00
Colina Over-The-Counler Securities
4 C0 260' 0C' .1 CC' -B.C6 4 -. 41 1".' 2 fO 1:1 i"".' 1- 2 22
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00 15.00 12.50 1.750 0.360 8.0 2.57%
0 6j 0 35 RND H.:'.ldin. 045 1:1C LI U 'e '"F-'1, C .. 4, r. 1 i:":i
BISX Lisred Mutual Funds
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1.3128 1.2582 Colina Money Market Fund 1.312821*
2.9515 2.5197 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.9515***
2.4829 2.2754 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.482888**
1.1970 1.1395 Colina Bond Fund 1.196970****
I. t' ., F1NDEX: CLOSE 721.82 1 YTD 30.80% 12005 26.09%
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52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 27 October 2006
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week "' 31 October 2006
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value *"30 September 2006
DIV $ Dividends per share paid i l the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1. 1994 = 100 30 September 2006
TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 / FIDELITY 242-358-7764 !' FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL ,2.42) 394-2503 .-



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countries and over 100 million customers worldwide, is seeking
candidates for the following position:


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Reporting to the Senior Operations Offshore Coordinator, the selected
candidate will be responsible for the oversight and management of all
formal corporate requirements to ensure that applicable legal vehicles
remain in good standing and available for the booking of offshore activity.

Key responsibilities include managing 1) all company non-financial
requirements; 2) the collection and assessment of Know Your Customer
(KYC) documentation requirements; 3) legal vehicle service agreements;
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Requirements include excellent administration, interpersonal and
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or a related field or a legal degree, with a minimum of 2-5 years of related
experience, is needed. Additionally, an excellent.knowledge of the local
regulatory environment is required. Candidates must also be bilingual in
Spanish and English.

Interested candidates should fax OR forward a copy their resume to
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The Fax number is (242) 302-8732. The deadline for application is
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* Working knowledge of the business of construction a
significant advantage

* Proficient with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

* Good communications skills


Resume should be sent to Mark Scott, Development
Department, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay,
P.O. Box AB-20571, Marsh Harbour, Abaco or
faxed to 242-367-2930


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INVESTMENT OIWPPtal-fTffl





LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2

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



ABACO LOT NO. 1, BLOCK NO. 45,
SECTION E, ELEUTHERA ISLAND SHORES
-- All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision, situated
a R N in the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey building which is
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with
l. S3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under
.. the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00

This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.



MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)
S All that lot of land and improvements having an area of 40,000 sq ft being portion of lot #120 of the original Murphy Town Corwn Allotments, Abaco, Bahamas. One of the islands of the Commonwealth
S of The Bahamas This property is comprised a single storey concrete structure consisting of approximately 1,000 sq ft of enclosed living space, with three bedrooms,,one bathroom, living room,
N, dining room and kitchen. The building appears to have recently undergone refurbishment. The property is enclosed with chain-link fencing and partially lanscaped.
Appraisal: $144,350.00
This property is situated off the front street, Murphy Town, Abaco.



o H KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)

Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right with garage.






^ ,DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

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




v 'MURPHY TOWN (ABACO)

Lo t 60 with a structure, lot size 60 x 115 ft., 6.900 sq. ft.. 10 ft., above sea levei but below road level and would iflocd in a se.ere hurricane the duplex has dimensions of 60 ft by 30 ft
Tpartlv of wood and partly of cement blocks with one section virtually finished and occupied with blocks up to window ie, el and liioor read, to be poured. The roof is asphalt shingles, the
interior walls and ceiling are of 1x6 pine and the floor of ceramic tiles. The finished work is average below, 2 bedrooms, one bath. i l'ing. dining Thrie occupied portion of the structure is
riot complete. Age. 10 years old.
Appraisal: $60,540.00



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

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



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

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



-- 'LOT NO. 68 WOODLAWN WAY WINTON HEIGHTS
(NASSAU)

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


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


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Needed for sales and Marketing Department of established
Bahamian company.

Job Requirements:

* Good computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel)

* Excellent verbal and written skills

* Must be able to work on own initiative

* Be able to work with limited supervision and well organized

* Assist sales reps with reports and planning promotional
functions

Interested persons please fax Resume to:
Human Resources Manager
(242) 323-4561
Or
E-mail ccash@burnmhouse;com


Abaco Markets 2006




net loss may quadruple


FROM page 1B


PricewaterhouseCoopers
(PwC) Bahamas, the company's
external auditor, is still work-
ing on the external review. But
Abaco Markets said in a state-
ment yesterday that based on
the findings of its own review
to date, the net loss for the year
ended on January 31, 2006, is'
likely to be restated from
$302,000 to $1.3 million.
Mr Watchorn yesterday
declined to go into the specifics
of the "accounting error", which
is thought to have caused an
understatement of accounts
payable a liability by about
$1 million. The balance sheet
as at January 31, 2006, recorded
accounts payable and accrued
expenses at $7.687 million,
meaning that this will have to be
restated at $8.687 million.
Mr Watchorn said: "We have
strengthened our controls sub-


stantially. We have done a very
detailed internal review, and
identified where they fell down.
"We've strengthened the con-
trol procedures where the infor-
mation goes up the channels
and is reviewed at a higher lev-
el than previously."
Yet the likely results restate-
ment is likely to raise questions
about the strength of Abaco
Markets' internal accounting
checks and balances, as well as
the previous PwC audit.
Both the Bahamas Interna-
tional Securities Exchange
(BISX) and Securities Com-
mission of the Bahamas ha"'e
been informed about the
reviews and likely results
restatement, Mr Watchorn
added.
"We've been very upfront
with them," he said. "We spent
some time with Keith [Davies at
BISX], informing him of the
issue. His concern and our con-
cern was that the information
be made public as soon as pos-


LEGAL NOTICE


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation


Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000), VALUE
PARTNERS LIMITED is in dissolution. Brian Jones is the
Liquidator and can be contacted at The Winterbotham Trust
Company Limited, Marlborough and Queen Streets, Nassau,
Bahamas. All persons having claims against the aboved-named
company are required to send-their names, addresses and particulars
of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before 8th December,
2006.

Ldator


sible."
Trading in Abaco Markets'
shares was suspended for a
whole day on BISX yesterday,
to enable the company to break
the news to its shareholders and
wider Bahamian capital mar-
kets.
The suspension will have
been executed to ensure there
was no asymmetry in informa-
tion, with some investors receiv-
ing news about the restatement
before others and exploiting this
advantage.
It will also give the market
time to consider and digest the
news, and analyse what it might
mean for their investments. In
addition, the announcement is
not taking place during the mid-
dle of the trading day, when
investors might have already
bought shares.
While Abaco Markets' inter-
nal review was "more or less
complete", PwC was still work-
ing, and the company has been
given a December 15, 2006,
deadline by which it has to
release its second quarter
results. 0
"Obviously, we're hoping to
have it done before that, but we
want to look at everything in
detail," Mr Watchom said. "We
will definitely meet that dead-
line."
The announcement is likely
to stun Abaco Markets' share-
holders, potential investors and
the wider Bahamian capital
markets, all of whom had been
hoping the worst of the compa-
ny's troubles were behind it.
The
Abaco Markets has been on a
continuous turnaround pro-
gramme since the end of its
2003 financial year, when it
recorded a $24.9 million loss.
The company has already dis-
posed of numerous assets,
including its Bellevue office
products division and Dunkin'
Donuts franchise, and shrunk
its operations to focus on the
Solomon's SuperCentre and
Cost Right brands in New Prov-
idence and Grand Bahama.


Abaco Markets is now in the
process of seeking to exit from
Abaco and Turks & Caicos, and
many investors are likely to feel
the results restatement is the
latest in a long line of disap-
pointments associated with a
seemingly never-ending turn-
around programme.
Abaco Markets' share price
closed at $1.17 on BISX on
Tuesday, November, 7, having
surged from a low of $0.59 to a
$1.85 peak earlier this year.
That resulted from the compa-
ny's shares being bid up by
speculators, excited about the
prospects for a merger between
Abaco Markets and Bahamas
Supermarkets, given that the
former was investing $2.5 mil-
lion for a 10 per cent stake in
BSL Holdings, which was
acquiring Winn-Dixie's majori-
tf stake in the latter.
Yesterday's announcement
might prompt a decline in Aba-
co Markets' share price, as its
fiscal 2006 results will be worse
than reported, leading some
investors to feel the shares may
be overvalued.
"Abaco Markets is fully com-
mitted to providing a proper
control environment, full trans-
parency and accurate financial
reporting. It is this commitment
that brought about the discov-
ery of the accounting errors and
our prompt undertaking of the
internal review to ascertain their
effect," says Craig Symonette,
chairman and chief executive
* of Abaco Markets.
"We are continuing to work
diligently to address any and all
of the issues related to this mat-
ter, and our findings to date
have been thoroughly reviewed
with the company's Audit Com-
mittee, under the direction of
the Board of Directors.
"While these errors do occur
in business, particularly in one
our size and diversity, we are
naturally very disappointed in
these errors anrd have immedi-
ately strengthened the relevant
controls and procedures to pre-
vent their reoccurrence."


hINVEST~IMENT OPPORT hS] UN~ITY


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.













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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.


SColinaImperial.

Insurance Ltd.
invites tenders for the purchase of:-

All that piece, parcel or lot of land known as Unit 26F in the Tivoli
Gardens Condominium situate on Lot 71 East Section Four (4) Freeport
City Subdivision in the city of Freeport in the said Island of Grand Bahama.
The Unit is a three bedroom two bathrooms condominium apartment
containing 1,494 sq ft.

Colina Imperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly Imperial Life Financial) will
sell as mortgagee under power of sale contained in a Mortgage dated
15th August, 1991 and recorded in Volume 6085 at pages 361 to 375.

Colinal Imperial Insurance Ltd. reserves the right to reject any and all
offers.

Interested persons may submit written offers addressed to
THE MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATION MANAGER,
P 0 BOX N-3734, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
to be received no later than the close of business of November 24th, 2006.




'ColinaTmperial

Insurance Ltd.

invites tenders for the purchase of:-

All that piece, parcel or lot of land known as Unit C-46 in the Town
Court Condominium situate on Nassau Street in the city of Nassau in the
said Island of New Providence. The Unit is a one bedroom condominium
apartment containing 552 sq ft.

Colina Imperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly Imperial Life Financial) will
sell as mortgagee under power of sale contained in a Mortgage dated
20th November, 2000 and recorded in Volume 8122 at pages 124 to 136.

Colinal Imperial Insurance Ltd. reserves the right to reject any and all
offers.

Interested persons may submit written addressed offers to
THE MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATION MANAGER,
P 0 BOX N-3734, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
to be received no later than the close of business of November 24th, 2006.


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The requirements for foreign joint ventures


FROM page 2C


Bahamian IBC is now the sur-
viving company. They should
also submit the relevant docu-
mentation (inclusive of corpo-
rate documents, agreements
and resolutions) to the Regis-
trar of Companies, evidencing
the merger into the surviving
Bahamian IBC.
The beneficial owners of the
merged company should be
aware that the new company
will be a completely different
and separate entity from either
of the two companies that
existed prior to the merger,
notwithstanding the possibility
of retaining the same name
and/or similar capital structure
of the previous companies.
Liabilities
The liabilities, obligations
and legal responsibilities of the
merged company will separate
from those of the two separate
companies, and the contractu-
al relationships of third parties
to the merged company will
also be different and distinct
from the previous two compa-
nies.
The shareholders of the two
merged companies should dis-
cuss and resolve any and all
issues involving the continuity
of the companies as a merged


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*PICTET
1805

PICTET BANK & TRUST LIMITED

Invites qualified applicants for the following position:-

ASSISTANT TRUST ACCOUNTANT
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.

REQUIREMENTS:-

-At least five (5) years experience ideally in the client
accounting department of a private bank or trust company.
-Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related area.
-Strong organizational skills.
-Significant experience in the preparation of trust and company
accounts.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
-Knowledge of French would be an asset.


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

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

CLOSING DATE: NOVEMBER 24, 2006

Offices in
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ACREAGE FOR SALE


The Property is located off Fox Hill Road in the vicinity of Prince Charles Drive.
The parcel is a parallelogram in shape, is on a level grade and contains 15.32
acres.

All that piece, parcel, or lot of land being lots #81 & 82 being bounded on the
north by Springfield Road running thereon One Thousand One Hundred and
Eighteen and Sixteen Hundredths (1,118.16) feet, on the east by lot number 83
running thereon five hundred and eighty-seven and eighty hundredths (587.80)
feet, on the south by land running thereon nine hundred and seventy-seven
and ten hundredths (977.10) feet, and one the west by lot number 52 running
thereon five hundred and eighty-seven and eighty hundredths (587.80) feet



























The property is for sale by owner. No agents, Asking prce is One Million Five
Hundred Thousand (B$1,500,000.00) dollars net The right is reserved to
reject any and or all offers. All offers to be submitted in writing by December 31st,
2006 to:-

Acreage for sale
clo P. O. Box N-8097
Nassau, Bahlamas
Wk4K I W sj <^
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PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006


Government set to clinch $1.4bn Albany deal today


FRO M page 1B


('ont South Ocean Golf &
,,c i sort, providling further
ill iinic jobs and spin-off entre-
'rencmuri.l opportunities for
Ih al mians.
o.cr StMein iand lthe Stillminan
)i gailisationi are proposing a
$500 million investment for the
still-closed South Ocean (Giolf
& Heac Resort, and could
"really complete New Provi-
dence" from a tourism devel-
opmient pierspective, making it
'"the most happening place in
the Caribbean", some say.
The Stillman Organisation's
plan for South Ocean, which it
is acquiring for more than $60
million, apart from the 1,000-
room hotel also includes 1,000


residential units, an expanded
imarinai feattiuring at least 60
slips, a marina village with retail
stores and restaurants, and
Grep Norman championship
golf course.
The high-proifile, high income
Albany residents should help
attract leading retail and restau-
,ant hirand's to that part of
southwestern Nc\e Provi'dlence,
with the conIsumer traff-- pro-
vided ly Stillii.ia 's 1,0(00(-room
resort providing these busi-
nesses with a year-round cus-
tomer base.
The conclusion of Souith
Ocean's purchase from the
Canadian Commercial Work-
ers Industry Pension Plan
(CCW1PP) is understood to
hinge on Albany's go-ahead,
and today's signing means this
and Stillman's plans will take a


great leap forward.
It is understood that talks are
being held over the potential
sale of land currently owned by
* the Tavistock Group's Bahami-
an subsidiary, New Providence
Development Company, to the
new resort owners to facilitate
their development plans.
Rounding out the Prime Min-
ister's vision for southwestern
New Providence is the proposed
'new port' and relocation of
shipping facilities from down-
town Bay Street to that area,
along with the Clifton Heritage
Park.
The Tribune previously
reported that Albany has been
projected to have a $1.4 billion
value over the active life of thc
development, and an indepe n-
dent economic assessment con-
ducted by a firm selected by tlihe


Bahamian government showed
it would inject a cumulative $1
billion in extra gross domestic
product (GDP) into the
Bahamian economy over its
first 12 years in existence.
The independent economic
study on Albany had shown
that 700 permanent, full-time
jobs would be created, with
another 400 "indirect and
induced" from entrepreneurial
ventures and spin-offs.
The study also forecast that
Albany would generate $400
million in property taxes for the


Government over the first 12
years of its life, generating $67
million in annual GDP from
operations in 2017 alone.
The development is planned
to include 300 single family
homes, a "cottage component"
and apartments based around
a marina. The price range for
the properties will lie between
$2-$20 million, with the aver-
age around $3-$4 million. The
total value of its home products
will be between $1.2 billion and
$1.5 billion. Albany has been
planed as a residential commu-


nity, and the fact that its resi-
dents will be present year-round
is, likely to mean a greater eco-
nomic spin-off for the wider
Bahamian economy.
The land on which the pro-
ject will be constructed is
already all owned by the Tavis-
tock Group's subsidiary, New
Providence Development Com-
pany, meaning no Crown or
Treasury land is involved. Its
centrepiece is Albany House,
which most Bahamians know
as the property behind the long
pink wall on Adelaide Road.


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BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
VACANCY NOTICE

TECHNICAL TRAINER
HUMAN RESOURCES & TRAINING DEPARTMENT
A vacancy exists in the I1umian 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, Maintenaince,
Operation and Control Workshop.

Responsibilities of the position. include, but are not limited to, the following:
4. Provides instructions and training in engineering trade skills for employees within the
Corporation
S Prepares candidates for external examination certification by local and overseas organizations
S Provides instructions on developing safe and efficient work habits
4 Provides instructions to participants in classroom, workshops and job environments
S Prepares program criteria and marking schemes for trade testing in electricall based trades
+ Prepares timetables and exaniiiation schedules for visiting external examiners.
Nt Identify, developing and delivering engineering courses (i.e., Mechanical Technician Training)
S 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:
S A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineer or an HND in Engineering or
equivalent qualifications
+ A minimum of )10+ years of experience in an industrial training setting .
Sound knowledge of technical skills related to mech nic;d engineering principles
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+* jixcelleiit time management skills
+ Ability to keep current with newly installed or modified plant
S Comprehension of schematics, technical reports, drawings, troubleshooting and technical
activities
S Good information transfer skills
Strong communication skills
Nt Strong Human Relations Skills
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 Tucker Roads
P. 0. Box N-7509
Nassau, Bahamas
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Faculty Advertisements 2007 2008

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

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

The successful candidate should have an advanced degree (Doctoral Level Studies preferred) in Finance with a sound
background in Business Administration and Economics or Quantitative Methods from an accredited institution and at
least five years teaching experience. Investment Management experience would be an asset. Additionally, the candidate
should have completed at least part 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Examinations, and have membership
in the CFA Institute.

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


Candidate must have at least a Master of Arts degree in English and must be able to teach College Composition and
literature up to the bachelor degree level. The ideal candidate will have experience in the teaching of composition and
rhetoric and a variety of literature courses. Teacher training is preferred.

School of Social Sciences
Associate /Assistant Professors in Law (LL.B. Programme) (New Providence Campus)


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

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions


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

School of Sciences and Technology


Associate/Assistant Professor Biology (New Providence Campus)


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

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


Associate/Assistant Professors Physics (New Providence Campus)
t he successful candidate should have an advanced degree in 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.
Culinary & Hospitality Management Institute
Chef (New Providence Campus)
I he 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 eightyears of teaching at the College
or University level OR an earned doctoral degree in the relevant area with at least five years teaching experience at
the College or University level;
In all cases, an above average record of teaching, research, and/or publication is required Applicants must also
exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.
Salary Scale:


Assistant Professor:


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.

Non Instructional Faculty Advertisements 2007 2008

Counselling & Health Services Department
Counsellor
Candidate will be required to assist in developing and implementing counselling programmes for the campus community
including provision of individual and group therapy and counselling to students, assessment interviews, referrals and
consultations with faculty, staff and local professionals around issues related to the developmental needs (academic,
career-vocational and psycho-social >of college students. Must be willing to work flexible hours.
The successful candidate must have an earned Masters degree in Counselling, counselling/clinical psychology or
equivalent.
Salary Scale: $32,710 $47,710

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Clinical 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
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 position.
The portfolio of the ITA includes the organization and oversight of all matters relative to Industry Training, including
the design, development and review of new and existing skills level training and education curricula; and the coordination
of the offering of such programmes and courses, both throughout the College Network and within industry.
The Industry Training Administrator is responsible for working in concert with Industry Partners in the Hospitality and
Tourism Sectors to develop and implement training opportunities to meet special needs identified within the industry.
The successful candidate will coordinate the review and updating of existing education and training programmes offered
through the industry arm of the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute; prepare training proposals, including
costing, for special needs as requested by various establishments; negotiate training consultants' contracts; and organize
and conduct training seminars and workshops. In addition to coordinating the preparation of Industry training manuals
and guides and maintaining reference copies of current standard operating procedures and job descriptions and specifications
for all major jobs within the hospitality and tourism sectors, the Industry Training Administrator must also coordinate
job placement for students and graduates and serve as Secretary to the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute
Advisory Board.

SalaryScale: $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 & Poinclanna Drive
P.O.BoxN-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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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006, PAGE 11B


m


GN-426




GOVERNMENT NOTICE



Ministry of Transport And Aviation


PORT DEPARTMENT


Notice of Sitting For New Providence Port Authority Board
to Consider Application For Licence Under The Boat Registration
Act Chapter (277)

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority Board for
New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration
Building Prince George Wharf on the 30th" November 2006 at 3:00pm for the purpose
of granting Licences under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277)

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at least
six(6)daysbefore the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in writing to
the Board and to the applicant.

Persons attending the meeting on behalf of an applicant must produce written
Authorization at the meeting.

Applicants for renewals are not required to attend, unless they have received written
.notification from the New Providence Port Authority.

The undermentioned persons have applied for grant of licenses as specified below:


RENEWAL JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE


A C Knowles Waterspor
Nassau, Bahamas


Bannister Dwayne
Nassau, Bahamas


Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


-Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


NP:915 NSB Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 120 ATE


ill

NP: 122 ATE




NP: 121 ATE




NP: 623 ATW




NP:,149 ATE




NP: 603 ATW




NP: 652 ATW




NP: 653 ATW




NP: 654 ATW




NP: 918 NSB




NP: 919 NSB




NP: 748 RCB






NP: 747 RCB





NP: 749 RCB


Cartwright Wendell J
Nassau, Bahamas



Cartwright Wendell J
Nassau, Bahamas



Cartwright Wendell J
SNassau, Bahamas



Deal George
Nassau, Bahamas



Demeritte.Demaro
Nassau, Bahamas



Demeritte Demaro
Nassau, Bahamas



Demeritte Demaro
Nassau, Bahamas



Demeritte Demaro
Nassau, Bahamas



Demeritte Demaro
Nassau, Bahamas



Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas



Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas



Hanna Lionel
P.O.Box CB-11629
Nassau, Bahamas




Hanna Lionel
P.O.Box CB- 11629
Nassau, Bahamas



Hanna Lionel
P.O. Box CB-11629
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME

ts No Name
Jet Ski
9ft

No Name
Jet Ski
9ft

No Name'
Jet Ski
9ft

No Name
Jet Ski
9ft

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name;
9ft
Jet Ski




No Name
9ft
Jet Ski



No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS


USE


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D 2


Rental


NP: 806 BSC



NP: 917NSB



NP: 912NSB



NP: 913 NSB



NP: 914 NSB


RENEWAL JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE


REG. NO APPLICANT


NP: 750 RCB





NP: 823 BSC


Hanna Lionel
P.O.Box CB- 11629
Nassau, Bahamas



Hanna Lionel
P.O.Box CB-11629
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 824 BSC Hanna Lionel
P.O. Box CB- 11629
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 124 ATE




NP: 820 BSC




NP: 818 BSC




NP: 817 BSC




NP: 505 SAN




NP: 506 SAN




NP: 507 SAN


NP: 508 SAN




NP: 509 SAN




NP: 510 SAN




NP: 511 SAN




NP: 512 SAN




NP.: 513 SAN





NP: 615 ATW




NP: 614 ATW




NP: 639 ATW




NP: 637 ATW




NP: 636 ATW





NP: 635 ATW




NP: 659 ATW




NP: 638 ATW


Johnson Gregory
Nassau, Bahamas



Johnson Bircel
Nassau, Bahamas



Johnson Bircel
Nassau, Bahamas



Johnson Bircel
Nassau, Bahamas



Lockhart Devonshaw
Nassau, Bahamas



Sands Rodino
Nassau, Bahamas



Sands Rodino
Nassau, Bahamas



Sands Rodino
Nassau, Bahamas



Sands Rodino
Nassau, Bahamas



Sands Rodino
Nassau, Bahamas



Sands Rodino
Nassau, Bahamas



Sands Rodino
Nassau, Bahamas



Sands Rodino
Nassau, Bahamas




Mckenzie Leslie
Nassau, Bahamas



Mckenzie Leslie
Nassau, Bahamas



Minnis Zeke
Nassau, Bahamas



Minnis Zeke
Nassau, Bahamas



Minnis Zeke
Nassau, Bahamas




Minnis Zeke
Nassau, Bahamas



Minnis Zeke
Nassau, Bahamas



Minnis Zeke
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski



No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9tt
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jets ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft-/
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski



No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski



No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS USE


D 2 Rental





D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental'




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 --Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental





D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental





D 2 Rental




D 2 RenTal




D 2 Rental


kII~si'a ~4E~fd~r i" -h~


REG: NO APPLICANT


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental






D 2 Rental





D 2 Rental


NW l


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THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


GOVERNMENTAL NOTIC26



5 GOVERNMENT NOTICE


Ministry of Transport And Aviation


PORT DEPARTMENT


RENEWAL JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE


REG. NO APPLICANT


NP: 640 ATW




NP: 800 BSC




NP: 801 BSC




NP: 613 ATW




NP: 612 ATW




NP: 145 ATEi






NP: 115 ATE




NP: I114 .\


NP: 113 ATE




NPi: 112 ATE




NP: Ill ATE
*



Ni': 127 ATB




NP: 802 BSC





NP: 900 BSC


Minnis Zeke
Nassau, Bahamas



Neely Keith
Nassau, Bahamas



Neely Keith
Nassau, Bahamas



Paradise Ocean Sports
P.O.Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


Paradise Ocean Sports
P. 0. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


Paradise Ocean Sports
P.O.Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas




Paradise Ocean Sports
Nassau, Bahamas



'a;mli w O(-ccai; Spoils
P1.O.Box SS-0863
Nassau, Bahamas


Paradise Ocean Sports
P.O.Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahanias


Paradise Ocean Spoilrts
P.O.Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


Paradise Ocean Sports
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


Sweeting Shamane
Nassau, Bahammas



Taylor Cyhthiit "
Nassau, Bahamas




Taylor Cynthia
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9 ft
Jet Ski


No Name
911ft
Jet Ski




No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


INo Nwme
911ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Nainme
9ft
Jet Ski



No Name
9ft
Jet Ski'


CLASS PASS USE


D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental






D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental


NEW MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO


NM/03/07




NM/04/07


NMUI05/07


Brown Livingston
P.O.Box N-9744
Nassau, Bahamas


Cartwright Fabian
Nassau, Bahamas


Cartwiight Patrick L
Nas:isau, Bahamas

Delancy Shervin A
P.O.Box N-7776
Nassau, Bahamas


Lightbourn lan A
NassauwBahamas



Moncur JonathaniJ
P.O. Box N-10745
Nassau, Bahamas


NM06/07


NM07/07




NM08/07


CLASS


B




B



A


A




B


North Sonny *
Nassau, Bahamas


NEW BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICATION BOAT NAME CLASS PASS


N/11105/07 Charlton Vercano
P.O. Box SB-51528
Nissau,, i-almninias


Kings Boat
20ft
FiIr cgIass


USE

Rental


I


REG NO APPLICANT


NP: 6639





NP6640




NP: 6213


Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas




Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas



Gibson Leafred
Nassau, Bahamas


I


Michelle Towing
Service
P.O.Box N-7235
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6745 Minnis Zeke
Nassau, Bahamas




NP: 6746 Minnis Zeke
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6632 Michelle Towing
Service
P.O.Box N-7235
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 364




NP: 739


Michelle Towing
Service
P.O. Box N-7235
Nassaau, Bahamas

Michelle Towing
Service
P.O. Box N-7235
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6220 Michelle Towing
Service
P. 0. Box N-7235


NP: 436



NP: 641



NP: 886




NP-.: 918





NP: 639


Paradise Ocean Sports
P.O. Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Paradise Ocean Sports
P. 0. Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Bahamas Best
Watersports
P.O. Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Bahamas Best
Watersports
P. 0. Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas


Bahamas Best
Watersports
P. 0. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6633 Bahamas Best
Watersports
P. 0. Box S- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6553




NP: 6624




NP: 172




NP: 899


Paradise Ocean Sports
P.O. Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas


Paradise Ocean Sports
P.O. Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas


Paradise Ocean Sports
P. 0. Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas


Donald & Clarita
Palmer
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1732 United Cruise Limited
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 2848 Crystal Lady Cruises
Nassau, Bahamas




NP: 4806 Tiki Island Company
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS


NP: 6628 Johnson Bircel
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6627 Johnson Bircel
Nassau, Bahamas


PASS


B 8





D 10




B 120


Next Level
19ft
Fibreglass



Banana Boat
15ft
Fibreglass


"Pirate Princess
45ft
Fibreglass

Banana Boat
12ft
Fibreglss

Sea Craft
23ft1
Fibreeglass


"Rosa 1"
65ft
Steel hull


"The Champ"
18ft
Fibreglass


Banana Boat,
23ft
Fibreglass

"Tiki"
58ft
Steel Hull.


"Pilot 3"
53ft
Steel Hull,


"Sea Wolf'
43ft
Steel Hull


"Deep Sea"
53ft
Steel hull

Para Sail
28ft
Premium

Para Sail
28ft
Premium

Boston Whaler
17ft
Fibreglass


Boston Whaler
17ft
Premium



Para Sail
28ft
Premium


Para Sail
28ft
Premium


"Total
Package"
72ft
Corinthian

Jet Surf Rider
30ft
Powerboat


Chaparral
18ft
Fibreglass


"Miss
Winchancilor"
44ft
Fibreglass

"M/V Yellow
Bird"
65ft
Catamaran

M/V "Crystal
Lady"
46ft
Catamaran


"Tiki Island"
85ft
Steel Hull


USE


Rental





Rental




Ferry Boat



Rental



Rental




Tug




Rental





Rental



Tug




Pilot Tender


B 12




A 0




B 14





B 12



A 0




A 0




A 0




A 0



B 10



B 10



B 8




B .8





B 10




B 10




A 250




B 14




B 8




B 84


B 300 Charter




A 120 Charter


B 450


Charter


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RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


APPLICANT


NM/09/07


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NP: 448


Pilot Tender




Pilot Tender



Rental



Rental



Rental




Rental





Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Rental




Ferry Boat









TURSDNO13


GN-426

a GOVERNMENT NOTICE
Ministry of Transport And Aviation
PORT DEPARTMENT

RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


Securities


REG NO
NP:637


NP: 919


APPLICANT
Wardle Louise C
P.O. Box SS- 19343
Nassau, Bahamas

Fredrick Gomez
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2255 T/A Elden Enterprise
Nassau, Bahamas


NP:2548 Smith Harry.
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME
"Thriller"
46ft
Power Boat
7
"Evezone II"
40 ft
Fibreglass

M/V "Current
Pride"
75ft
Fibreglass

"Uncle C"
47ft
Fibreglass


CLASS PASS
A 20


B 48


A 58



B 60


USE
Charter


Ferry Boat


Mail Boat



Ferry Boat


Act changes





to involve





short-selling


RENEWAL MASTER LICENCE FAMILY ISLAND


NAME


CLASS


Lockhart Carlton N
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Russell Howard
Mangrove Cay, Andros

Neilly Bruce
Current, Eleuthera

Moultrie Vivian
Matthew Town, Inagua

Sears Michael
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Albury Sterling C
Freeport, Grand Bahama


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


NAME

Gibson Leafred
Nassau, Bahamas

Gomez Fredreick
Nassau, Bahamas

Palmer Basil D
Nassau, Bahamas

Palmer Lavance
Nassau, Bahamas

Russell Scott R
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith Harry D
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS

A


A

B


B


Smith Moses L
P.O.Box F- 43286
Nassau, Bahamas

Sweeting Michel A
P.O. Box N- 4269
Nassau, Bahamas

.
Darville Bruce
P.O. Box SS- 6040
Nassau, Bahamas

Eads David P
P.O. Box CB-11697
Nassau, Bahamas

Flowers Reynold
Nassau, Bahamas


Hall Luciaria A
P.O. Box N- 7501
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Bircel B
Nassau, Bahamas


Kemp Fredrick W
Nassau, Bahamas


Major Jeremiah A ]
P.O. Box N- 9882/
Nassau, Bahamas

Miller Bernard
P.O. Box CR- 54804
Nasau, Bahamas

Smith Junior
Nassau, Bahamas


Turnquest Sean J
P. 0. Box SS- 19570
Nassau, Bahamas

Wardle Alan
P.O.Box SS- 19343
Nassau, Bahamas


C-M^

Captain Anthony J. Aliens
Port Controller


Manager

David Slatter, manager of
investments and finance at
Fidelity Merchant Bank and
Trust, told the Bahamas Insti-
tute of Chartered Accountants
(BICA) yesterday that he was
unsure when the amendments
will take effect.


N By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter

SIGNIFICANT amend-
ments to the Securities Indus-
tries Act 1999 are anticipated
soon, including short selling
changes and the strengthening
of minority shareholder rights,
it was revealed yesterday.


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THE AVERAGE STUTTERER YOU PROBABLY THINK OF STUTTERING
AS A MYSTERY.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR STUTTERING,
WHY YOU STUTTER AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT, THE
HANAMS ASSOCIATION FOR PEOPLE WNHO STUTTER WILL BE
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20060 6SPM AT SBARRO RESTAURANT BAY STREET.
ASK FOR CHARLTON KNOWLES.
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He added that he anticipates
an increase in the number of
tier two brokers once govern-
ment-registered stock and oth-
er public debt instruments are
listed on BISX.
Using several companies
who have recently gone public
as examples, Mr Slatter
explained that there are a num-
ber of reasons why a company
may choose this route to raise
capital, or to increase political
capacity, which he said was par-
tially behind the Kerzner Inter-
national and Consolidated
Water Bahamian Depository
Receipt (BDR) offerings.

Benefits

Other benefits included
access to institutional investor
capital, and to improve liquid-
ity for existing shareholders if
listed on BISX.
On the downside, he added
that there were disincentives,
primarily the cost of going pub-
lic, compliance with Securities
Commission regulations, audit
fees, more intense public scruti-
ny and direct comparisons and
publicity.
Mr Slatter said there was also
the constant scrutiny at share-
holder meetings. He noted that
while Kerzner and Consolidat-
ed Water offered BDRs, there
has not been an Initial Public
Offering in the country' for a
number of years.
I' ll I : F1 2


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


CONSULAR OFFICER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

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
management.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

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

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:

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
development.


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.


LICENCE #


5099


1149

8235

7315

6680

6758


INCREASE PROFITS IN 2007
INCREASE PROFITS IN 2007 '.


LICENCE #


6095

6251


8139


6240


6918



6927
1


7508


6473


8045


7411


6626



8175


7824



8120



6818



7099


- -- I --


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006, PAGE 13B


THE TRIBUNE


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TRIBUNE SPORTS


PAGE 14B THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2006


divisions Critics of the BOA should


up for the

weekend
N SOFTBALL

WHILE the junior divi-
,ional playoff picture has
already been set in the Bap-
t:4t '4uits Council's Dea-
Soness Joann Webb Softball
League, the men and co-ed
divisions will be completed
this Saturday.
SAll games on the sched-
ule, with the exception of the
15-and-under game, will
either determine the pennant
winner or a playoff position
as the regular season comes
'o a close.
At 10 a.m. Macedonia and
Faith United will play for the
fourth and final spot in the
co-ed division. They are both
tied for fourth place at 1-3.
At 1 p.m., St. Paul's and
Transfiguration will play to
determine who will move to
second place and who drop
to third. Both teams go into
the game tied for second at
3-1.
Golden Gates have
clinched the pennant with a
perfect 5-0 record.
Over in the one of the two
men's divisions, one pennant
has already been decided,
but the playoff picture is not
complete. The other division
will have to wait for the out-
come of Saturday's games to
clearup the playoff picture.
In. the Mother Webb
men's division, St. Paul's
have clinched the pennant
with a 4-1 record and their
neighbours, Macedonia,
have locked down second at
3-2. Golden Gates and New
Bethlehem, tied at 2-2, will
play at 2 p.m., to determine
who will get third and fourth.
And in the Rev. Munroe
men's division, Calvary Bible
is on top of the standings at
4-1. But Transfiguration and
Calvary Deliverance trail in
second place at 3-1. They
have to play each other on
Saturday at noon.
If Calvary Deliverance
win, they would automati-
cally clinch the pennant by
virtue of winning their head-
to-head match-ups. If they
lose, they would end up in
fourth spot.
If Transfiguration win,
Calvary Bible.would win the
pennant because of the
head-to-head matchups and
Transfiguration would clinch
second. But if Transfigura-
tion lose, Calvary Deliver-
ance would clinch the pen-
nant and Transfiguration
would drop to third.
Temple Fellowship is sit-
ting on the outside looking in
at 3-2
The best they could finish
is third at the end of the
entire scenario. The worse
would be fourth. But they
are in the playoffs no mat-
ter how things turn out.
The playoffs have already
been set in the 19-and-under
division with Golden Gates
clinching the pennant at 2-
-i. Macedonia would finish
second with Transfiguration
third both at 2-1 as well -
and Faith United bringing
ap the rear at 0-3.
-As. for the 15-and-under
tied at 1-1, but by virtue of
runs for and against, Mace-
donia would clinch the pen-
nant with Golden Gates sec-
ond and Faith United in
third.
So on Saturday at 11 a.m.,
Golden Gates and Faith
United will play in a sudden
death playoff with the win-
ner going on to play Mace-
donia in the final.
Macedonia earned a bye
to the final.
All of the other divisional
playoffs. will get under on
Saturday, November 18 at
the Baillou Hills Sporting
Complex. They will also be
sudden death playoffs with
the men having to play two
rounds round'before the
finalists are decided.
Here's how they will
play on Saturday at Jean
Street: 10 a.m. Macedonia vs


Faith United (Co-ed); 11
a.m. Golden Gates vs Faith
United (15-and-under sud-
den death playoff); Noon
Calvary Deliverance vs
Transfiguration (M); 1 p.m.
St. Paul's vs Transfiguration
(Co-ed) and 2 p.m. Golden
Gates vs New Bethlehem
(M).


AT THE end of the
month, the
Bahamas Olympic Associa-
tion will go to the polls to
select a new slate of officers
for the next four years.
This is the opportune time
for those critics to step for-
ward to challenge the execu-
tive board. Otherwise, it does-
n't make any sense complain-
ing afterwards.
In the past, the BOA has
received a lot of flack from
some of its member federa-
tions, who claim that they
haven't done anything for
them.
Some federations even
charge that the association
could do a lot more because of
the resources they receive
from international bodies.
But the BOA have been
justified in pointing out that
they have done more than
they have done in the past in
assisting their member feder-
ations.
They have indicated that
they have in fact received
more funding, which has
enabled them to provide the


STUBBS


OPINION


necessary assistance in training
and travel.
However, many federations


are of the opinion that the
BOA is a "boys club" that
only works with certain mem-
ber federations and suggest-
ed that it's time for some of
the executive members to go.
At least the BOA has given
those member federations the
opportunity to get geared up
for the election by letting
them know in advance when
it's going to be held.
Now it's time for everyone
who has an interest and is eli-
gible to be elected, to chal-
lenge for one of the positions
and not just complain about
not being able to run for
office.
FITNESS QUESTIONS
OVER BOXERS
David 'the Pacesetter' Wal-
lace's return home from
Atlantic City, New Jersey
because of a reported failed
CAT scan, has raised some
questions about the fitness lev-
el of some of our local box-
ers.
Wallace, according to
Bahamas Boxing Commis-
sion's chairman Dr. Norman


Gay, had passed all of the
medical exams conducted on
him in the Bahamas before
competing.
Gay, however, doesn't
expect the results to indicate
anything life-threathening and
says it should probably not
ban him from boxing.
Promoter Michelle Minus
agreed, indicating that as soon
as the medical experts review
the results and release their
findings, they will be able to
advise about the future of
Wallace.
New Jersey is known for
being very stringent in it's
medical examinations for box-
ers.
While this might be a major
setback for Wallace, it could
also turn out to be a precau-
tion, as the boxers on the
international scene may be
more skilled and harder hit-
ting than his local peers.
Let's hope he is healthy
enough to continue his career.
LEGENDS
MADE IMPACT
EVERYWHERE you go,


people are still talking about
the Phil Smith Legends Bas-
ketball Classic.
I have to say, it was truly a
classic for the entire family to
enjoy.
I don't know if we can
generate that kind of energy
again as the Kendal
Issacs Gymnasium was not
only overflowing with specta-
tors, but on showcase were
some of the best local
players who ever played the
game.
It's just a pity that these
players can't put on that type
of performance on a continu-
ous basis and show the
younger players how to play
the game.
To have that many people
in the gym and even outside
and not one incident for the
police to handle with
the exception of people try-
ing to get in even though
the gym was jam-packed -
speaks volumes for the
atmosphere that the event cre-
ated.
Maybe the organizers of
other national events should
take note.


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(Photo: Tim Clarke)


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By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
IT'S official, Cache Arm-
brister and Sheniqua Ferguson
will attend Auburn University
in August of next year.
With more than 15 schools
knocking on their door, Arm-
brister and Ferguson, two of
the top junior athletes in the
country, decided that Auburn
University, Alabama, was the
place for them to be.
They both signed letters of
intent yesterday.
The duo, who train under the
Bahamas Speed Dynamics
Club, will leave for college in
August 2007.
For Armbrister, who offi-
cially signed in front of family,
friends and her personal coach
George Cleare, Auburn
became a clear choice, after
reviewing the times posted by
some of their quarter-milers.
Currently Armbrister is the
only under 20 female in the
country to run below the 57 sec-
ond mark, a personal best time
performed at this year's Carifta
^4. Games.
She said: "I have invited you
here this afternoon to announce
the signing of my national letter
of intent, including my four
year full paid scholarship con-
tract with Auburn University.
This is an NCAA institution
and a member of the South
Eastern Conference, I antici-
pate my enrollment into
Auburn in August 2007.
"As you have already noted,
I have been an ambassador for
this country on many occasions,
including the Carifta Games
and the World Juniors, held in
Beijing, China. It is my honour
to have this ability to take full
advantage of this opportunity
in becoming an Auburn Tiger,
and to continue to represent
my country on an international
level."
Even though Armbrister was
able to lock down a scholarship
of this nature, she revealed the
hardships, dedication and com-
mitment it took for her on all
levels.
The 12th grade student of St
Augustine's College, has a
grade point average of 3.00, but
admitted that she will have to
improve as graduation
approaches.
She said: "It takes a lot of
hard work, dedication and a
very high level of commitment
to excel in both track and field
and academics. All last season
I've, been working really hard
towards getting a full scholar-
ship to a reputable institution. I
always had the vision to want to
succeed even though I was
faced with many hurdles.
"I am very impressed with
some of the times I ran because
I was off and on with a few


injuries last season. The times I lot better if I had a full season of ily main goals is to see if I
posted made me feel good, but to train. cariturn pro by my second year
it still tells me that I could do a "I have a lot of goals, but one in college.


CACHE ARMBRISTER
and Sheniqua Ferguson sign
their letters of intent yesterday.
(Photo: Felipe Major/
Tribune staff)


Like I said before, I am ded-
icated and willing to work
towards all of my dreams. Com-
peting in the 400m is not easy,
and I can safely say that I have
learned dedication, and the art
of working hard from this race.
So you must be hungry enough
to succeed because the work-
outs aren't easy at all."
Ferguson and Armbrister
have been training together for
three years, and both wanted
nothing more than to see the
other succeed. This was clearly
pointed out by both athletes,
now that they will be officially
attending the same college.
Ferguson, who is also in her
final year of high school,
attending Jordan Prince
William, has maintained a
grade point average of 3.02,
while having an impressive
year.


Sometimes referred to as one
of the starting members of the -,
Golden Girls II, Ferguson said'
she is willing to take on the
challenge, since there is
no pressure after setting pe&
sonal goals which are obtain
able.
She said: "This is like p
dream come true for me, I've
only been competing in tract
and field for like three years-
so to secure a full four yeaf
scholarship is a dream com'
true. But I owe all of this to my.
parents, family and especially
my coach who has supported
me from day one.
"Sometimes you want to give
up, but our coach is always
behind us. Even though he
won't be there at Auburn I
know we can always count on
him, nothing is going to change.
"I will continue to work har4
keep up with my studies so.
can not only make myself
proud but everyone else wh
has supported me."
Ferguson and Armbrister will
be joined by.Krystal Bodie, a
member of the Club Monica
Track and Field.


Talk with Debbie is an education for students


E By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
GOLDEN Gates' Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie said it's important for students
to learn as much as they can while they
are in school so that they can be the person
that they want to be in life.
Speaking at a special assembly at St.
Bede's Primary School yesterday, Fergu-
son-McKenzie said the students start for-
mulating their lives while they are at this
stage in life.
"Whatever it is you want to be in life,
whether it is a teacher, a doctor, a nurse -
you can do it," she stressed. "But guess
what, it starts here.
"It starts now. You learn as a youngster
from now."
Ferguson-McKenzie said, as a young girl
growing up, she didn't understand why her
mother was so strict on her until now as she
looks back on where she came from.
"It was only because she loved me and
she wanted the best for me," said Fergu-
son-McKenzie.
"I was motivated to do well," said Fer-
guson-McKenzie, who was able to impress
her mother with the majority of A grades
and one or two Bs.
She told the student body how she came
from Oakes Field Primary and attended
CC Sweeting Junior High for two years
before she earned an academic scholar-
ship to attend St. Andrew's School.
"It was one of those things where I
worked hard," Ferguson-McKenzie point-
ed out. "For me, that was like a fairy tale
come true. I was so honoured."
But coming from CC Sweeting with 4.0
and 3.99 grade point averages, Ferguson-
McKenzie said she got a culture shock at
St. Andrew's.


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"Those kids were smarter than I was,
but it didn't stop me," she insisted. "I con-
tinued working hard and harder."
She added that she sees no reason why
students in St. Bede's can't follow in her
footsteps. She advised them that it comes
with a serious commitment and dedica-
tion.
Through her persistence, combining a
vigorous training programme early in the
morning, studying during break and at
lunchtime, track practice in the afternoons
and doing her chores before she retires for
the night, Ferguson-McKenzie said she
eventually graduated with honours and as
the deputy head girl at St. Andrew's.
From there, Ferguson-McKenzie went
on to the University of Georgia on an ath-
letic scholarship before she went to the


top as an Olympic silver medalist in the
women's 200 and a gold medalist on the
women's 4 x 100 relay team.
"It starts with your education," she pro-
claimed. "You will reap.what you put in lat-
er on in life. So talk to your parents, talk to
your teachers. They are here for you. I
can't repay-my teachers for what they did
for me."
Speaking to the members of St. Bede's
Crushers basketball team, which is cur-
rently riding a 2-1 win-loss record, Fergu-
son-McKenzie warned them that it's not all
about winning.
"I'm very pleased. That's good. Keep
up the good work," she stated. "But it's
the character and attitude that take you
further in life.
"So remember when you're playing, play


fair, set an example for your fellow stu-
dents to look up to and not carrying on
like you don't have any character. Have
that sportsmanship and that character." .
Ferguson-McKenzie also had a trivia
challenge for the students.
She asked in which country the next-
Olympic Games will be held. As it turned
out, Brentisha Stubbs, a third grader, got it
right. She was awarded with a prize.
Ferguson-McKenzie then asked for the
fastest runner in the school. Another third
grader, Karl 'Flash' Turnquest answered
correctly. She passed a baton onto him and
also presented him with a prize.
Turnquest, who is also a member of the
Crushers' basketball team, said he was
"surprised" that she called him up. But he
said he was thrilled to meet her personally
and he hopes that he can follow in her
footsteps.
Ferguson-McKenzie also asked who the
five members of the women's 4 x 100 relay
team that won the gold at the Olympics
in 2000 were.
A couple students called World and
Olympic champion ToniqueWilliams-Dar-
ling, but none got the names of Eldece
Clarke-Lewis, Sevatheda Fynes, Chandra
Sturrup, Pauline Davis-Thompson and Fer-
guson-McKenzie.
Before she left the students, Ferguson-
McKenzie spent some time signing her
name in the book written by her former
teacher, Gordon Mills, entitled: 'The Deb-
bie Ferguson Story, Born to Run.'
Father Lavemrn Alain, the rector of St.
Bede's Catholic Church, was on hand and
stated that she is indeed a role model for all
Bahamian students to emulate.

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