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He hETnepnocse chNam
cost the country up to three
times more than the $235 mil-
lion estimated by the Blueltib-
bon Commission, Dr Dwayne
Sands of the National Coalition
for Health Care Reform
claimed yesterday.
Members of both the Blue
Ribbon Commission- appoint-
ed by the government to for-
mulateaNationalHealthInsur-
ance (NHI) plan and the
Coalitionyesterdayengagedin
lively debate on the issue as
guests on Love97's talk show
Issues ofthe Day, with the latter
stating that the Commission's
SEE page 12

Dr Nottage.
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NHI is not
about politics
M By ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter -
NATIONAL Health insur-
ance is "not about politics,
& In dlHNbatl Miants roDr
etedn b hed ann t el con-
.mg
st."(heakh mm ster andaDr.
toHheu abnat h a alrd
sons that the mission of NHI
was to ensure that all legal res-
idents of the Bahamas got high
quality health care throughout
their lifetime.
.Both men claimed that in
order for the plan to work all
members of the society would
have to contribute to the $235
million expected cost of the
scheme
On arrival those attending the
meeting seemed to have many
concerns, but by the end of the
night shouts of "it's been long
overdue!" and rapturous
applause filled the room.
The debate about the Nation-
al Health Insurance plan is cre-
ating a feeling of "dejh vu,"
SEE page 6


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Tribune Staff Reporter
HANNES Babak, suspended
chairman of the Grand Bahama
Port Authority, could face jaiil
time if a new application to the
Supreme, Court by the St
Georgefamilyissuccessfuln
The attorneys for the family
of the tale chairman of the
GBPA Edward St George are
expectedtofile a motion today
asking for the imprisonment of
Mr Babak.
Former senator and lawyer
Damian Gomez yesterday told
The Tribune this Mr Babakhas
failed to comply with Justice
John Lyons ordet from
November 2 to hand over doc-
umentatioix regarding the oper-
ations aird btisiness dealings of
the Port Authority to the law
firm of Callenders and Co, and
is therefore in breach of the law.
Supreme Court Justice
Jeanne Thompson yesterday
initialed the order to give the
plaintiffs in this case. Lad1 Hen-
rietta St George, Earl of Euston
James Fitztoy, Christopher Caf-
krata as executors of the estate
of the late Edward St George,
and Carohne St George, leave
to request that Mr Babak be
incarcerated for failing to com-
ply with a court order.
In her ruling she stated that it
be ordered that "the plaintiffs
be and are hereby granted leave


to apply for an order for the
committal to Her Majesty's
Prison, Fox Hill of Hannes
Babak for his alleged contempt
of this court m rathig to congly
with the order dated Now m-
ber 2, 2006 for the defendants to
immediately provide the docu-
ments referred to therein to
Callenders and Co to be held
bl thempendingtheinterpartes
hearing herein on 20 Novem-
her2006."
Mr Gomez said yesterday
that the motion will be filed,
sealed and served today.
--I'll w ill be commencing the
proceedings tomorrow and still
be filing the.originating notice
of motion and supporting s.ffi-
davits," he said.
Mr Gdmez explained that
despite the order by Justice
Lyobs that MrBabak produce
the documentation of all the
Port 4Luthority's dealings, the
chairman who was removed
from all managerial operations
at the GBPA on Sunday night _
has not handed over "a single
document in almost a month."
"The order that was granted
by Justice Lyons was very wide
sweeping. It included every-
thing, except documents which
were covered by legal and pro-
fessional pnvilege. We have not
received a single letter, a single
document, a single bill, there is
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W CONSTRUCTION has already begun on the bleachers for the upcoming Junkanoo Parades
on Ba) Street. The Junkanoo season will get underway with the Junior Junkanoo parade ahead
of the Boxing Day and New Year events.


(Photo. Felipd Major/Tribune #taff)
e Bank predicts
to $18 billion in
n investments for
ks' the Bahamas
orce THE Inter-American
urged Development Bank is pre-
cow- dicting an fusion of some
e giv- $18 billion in investments in
bad the Bahamas, Minister of
Financial Services and Invest"
were ments Vincent Peet said.
ts be .However, that figure rs "tel~
bru- atively conservative when
Salt compared to the Ministry of
ilson Finance's calculation of
approximately $24 billion," he
ween told participants at the 2006
ence annual Local Government
e on Conference at the Wyndham
e the Nassau Resort.
son's According to the minister'
ozen the Bahamas has embarked
n, 27, on ta ema ae tr natf r
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Family of the late

Edward St George

expected to file
motion asking for

imprisonment


Defence Forc
officers urged
clamp down o
'cowboys, croo
SENIOR Defence F
officers were last night
to chimp down on the
"
boys and crooks" who ar
Ing the organisation a
name.
People in Inagua
insisting that the culprit
brought to justice for the
tal beating of Morton
marine worker Dexter W
last weekend,
They said relations bet
islanders and the Def
Force, which has a bas
Inagua, might never b
same again after Mr Wil
ordeal at the hands of a d
orYnare arn WUso
SEE page 12


Bahamian
charged in US
with $1m drug
pOSSCSsion
A BAHAMIAN was
arrested in Florida and
charged with possession of
more than $1 million worth of
cocaine.
Lindsey "Smiley" Rigby, 38,
was arrested during a sting
conducted by the Broward
Sheriff's Office, US Drug
Enforcement Administration
and US Immigration and Cus-
toms Enforcement.
Investigators said that at
noon on November 21, agents
arrested Rigby when he
showed up at the Hilton Hotel
in Deerfield Beach for the
drug deal. Detectives also
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resolve what they see as "a sun
ple matter", Mr and Mrs Cash
say they are "very disappointed
and little dispirited" but refuse
to become demoralized,
Btit Mr Cash said: "We can
understand why some people
take matters into their own
hands. We are calling on our
judiciary and- our government
to get things right.
"God is not pleased and our
country will suffer. Too many
good people have suffered
because of others who are just
concerned about their pocket
books."
In their fight for justice, Mr
and Mrs Cash say they have had
lots of encouragement from
people who have faced similar
situations btit didn't follow
through.
"You have to hang in there.
Some people have been threat-
ened, but wp plark to take this all
the way to the Privy Council if
need be," he added.
He said the judiciary needed
people of integrity who would
make rulings without having tq
feel they needed to watch their
backs. -'Justice Lyons is com-
pletely correct. We felt it before
he spoke out," he added.


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A COUPLE who have been
fighting for justice for more
than four years have come out
in strong support of Justice
John Lyons, claiming the
Bahamas courts are neither
independentnorimpartial,
Greg and Tanya Cash, who
claim they have been hindered
repeatedly in their court battle
against the Baptist education
establishment, said: "There is
no doubt Justice Lyons is
right."
The couple said it had
become clear to them over
several years that the
Bahamascourtsystemwasnot
impartial. In their opinion it
was tainted by political con-
siderations.
. "We have been placed in
situations where we feel some
judges were dependent on the
government," said Mrs Cash.


"You can just feel it when
somebody wants to do some-
thing, but because of who is
going to pay their cheques,
they do somethmg else.
"We have had to face situa-
tionswherewewerenottreat-
ed fairly and this was because
we were agamst the giants of
the religious sector."
The couple's comments
came as the Justice Lyons con-
troversy gathered momentum.
The judge has recused himself
from court duties since he
claimed the government's fail-
ure to review judicial salaries
had interfered with the inde-
pendence of the courts.
With Attorney General
Allyson Maynard-Gibson sub-
sequently accusing Justice
Lyons of misleading the pub-
lic, the issue has now become
the inain talking point among


lawyers.
Mr and Mrs Cash, whose
fight with the Baptists began
after Mr Cash was fired as
coach from the Jordan Prmce
William High School in 2002,
have aimed a strmg of allega-
tions against the courts since
their actions began.
They say they have been
blocked and hmdered m many
ways. Documents have been
lost and, they claim, attorneys
have been allowed to ignore
court rulings.
The decision of Justice Lyons
to recuse himself now throws
their case into further confu-
sion because he was presiding
over some of their hearings.
"It means everything goes on
the backburner," the couple
told The Tribune yesterday.
. They were due for a review in
January and a trial in May, but
feel the matter could now drag
on well into its fifth year.
The couple said they were dis-
appointed that Justice Lyons'
points about lack of judicialinde-
pendence had to come from a
foreigner, and not a Bahamian.
It was a pity, they said, that


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"someone of our own" had not
spoken out. "But we under-
stand why because of what we
have had to face," said Mrs
Cash.
'It is annoying to hear people
say he should go back to Ause
tralia. What he said was true.
We need juries incivilmatters.
That is very important."
The couple claimed that some
Bahamian judges and attorneys
seemed afraid to speak out
against the s} stem.
They probably did not "want
to face victimisation like we had
to f ace," they speculated.
"There are a lot of people we
know who want to speak out,
but can't because they have


November as they announced
their decision to take industri-
al action.
According to Mr Woods,
B-ALPA has now accepted
the new figures, and with this
issue resolved, he expects to
be "resuming normal negotia-
tions shortly" with the hope
of executing an agreement on
what he described as other
"miziot issues" relating to
working conditions with the
association "by the end of the
year."


schedules, at the eild of lait
week after an emergency meet-
ing on Thursday between
Bahamasair Pilots Association
' officials, Labour Minister Shane
Gibson arid executives from the
Department of Labout
At that time, the pilots said
they were discontinuitig their
action on the basis that the
company return at the begin-
ning of this week with accept-
able salary figures addressing
one of the issues that the pilots
had raised at the beginning of


AsBy ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
The "major sour ce of con-
tentions in the dispute between
pilots and management at
Bahamasair has been resolved
knd a new industrial agreement
is likely to be signed by the etid
of the year, said Henry Woods,
general manager at the airline,
yesterday. .
The pilots lifted their almost ,
month-la.ng work to rule, which
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"I therefore ask that you as
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his misbehaviour," he added.
in his letter Mr Ferguson told
the Governor General that he
has the power, under statute
law, to suspend Justice Lyons
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Prime Minister Perry Christie,
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5 THE $250 million International Marina at Chub Cay in
the Berry Islands development is providing jobs for hun-
dreds of construction workers. Financial Services and Invest-
ments Minister Vincent Peet, toured the site last Friday and
met with Walt McCrory, director, president and CEO of
Chub Cay Club and Associates, Marvin Errington, vice pres-
ident of development Chub Cay Club, is shown centre.Pic-
tured, Mr Peet (centre) chats with Mr McCrory (left) and Mr
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(BIS Photo: Tim Aylen)


Mr Da < lese \plaIned that
only minimal blasting is being
done.
"We are only dynammng
down 15 ft to loosen the rock up
in order for us to dig it easier.
We hate sessmic monitors eterv
times blast and local residents
around the site are not hearing
or feeling an\ effects of the
blasting." he said.
"This site is one that Gann
would be int oll ed with and own
for many years. I don't see it
would be any sense in Ginn
burying.this material only to
have to come back at a later
date and spend 10 times as much
money to fix a problem if we
cause a problem now," he said.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006, PAGE 3


THE TRIBUNE


* In brief

Poker
'boot camp'
at Crystal
Palace

BAHAMIAN tourism is
expected to be boosted next
month by the hosting of a five-
day poker conference at the
Crystal Palace casino, to be
attended by a number of poker
"greats".
Costing $3,995, the World
Poker Boot Camp advertises
itself as appealing to any player
from beginner to advanced,
offering instructional seminars
and live games to help all play-
ers improve their game.
Seminars will cover skills as
diverse as "managing emo-
tions" "pre-flop betting","post-
flop betting","aggression", and
"table image and behaviour" in
an effort to help players increase
their likelihood of game success.
At the end of the seminar
period, players will be invited
to take part in the three-day
BWo Po Tour Boot Camp
the chance to put their new
found skills to the test, and pos-
sibly win up to $14,000, as well.
as a ticket to every other boot
camp event.
Previously the "boot camp"
has toured the US, stopping at
venues in Nevada, California
andNewJersey.

Bay Street
to be closed
for World
Al DS Day
MOTORISTS are advised
that, due to the observance of
World AIDS Day in Rawson
and Parliament Squares on Fri-
day, December 1, Bay Street
will be closed from Parliament
Street to East Street between
9am and noon. Motorists are
asked to co-operate with police
and observe re-routing of traffic
for this period.

Cla fificatiOn

overpi ct ure
of Kenneth

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A PICTURE of High Rock ,
MP Kenif'ethlusself, wilEh
appeared. in yesterday 's Tn-
4une, was a file photo dating
back several years when he was
a CabineI minister. Alrs Aruta
Bernard.also shown in the pic-
ture, was his permanent secre-
tary at the time.

Actor has
near mishap
at m useu m

Cil F ISte ning
W BERMUDA
Hamilton
ACTOR Michael Douglas
christened a new art museum
by pouring rum on its roof in a
traditional Bermudian ceremo-
ny,;according to Associated
Presy.
DOuglas, a benefactor of the
Masterworks Museum of
Bermuda Art, briefly lost his
footing while standing in a cher-
ry picker basket 25 feet above
the ground for the .''roof-wet-
ting" Monday but managed to
steady himself.


This is demoralizing when
one sees that the objections
are from groups and mdivid-
uals that have access to qual-
ity health care and benefit
financially from the status
quo remaining. I do not see
any person lacking health
insurance going out against
this programme," Mr Moss
said.
"This group seemingly con-
trols tremendous funds and
could very easily drown out
the voices of the majority that
can benefit from NHI. We
must resist this," he pleaded.
"This is why we came
together to show the Bahamas
that there are intelligent and
caring Bahamians in support
of NHI and that there are also
caring employers in support of
NHI."
vieHe t tpt vt waad
"rushing" the initiative for
political reasons, alleging that
persons who used that excuse
were trying to put a smoke-


screen over the issue to con-
fuse Bahamians.
If one were to read the
RBC report you would see
that this (NHI scheme) has
been around since 1984. If this
is rushing, they need warp
speed now. I subnut that those
who say that it's being rushed
really are opposed to it
because it is the PLP that's
bringing it or they are opposed
totally. What kind of father
says to a child in need of
health care that he (father)
cannot be bothered smce he
needs more time to see how
he will pay for the service the
child desperately needs?" he
asked.
The group's only request is
that the government sticks to
the plan.
"We are demanding that the
PO rdPoa tn sp H hin
is what we require, to know in
advance the plans of political
parties so that there can be no
surprises," the statement read.


Ginn executive demies excavation is


W By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT In response
to concerns raised by High
Rock MP Kenneth Russell,
Ginn executive John Davies
denied that the excavation
work underway at the Gmn
property poses any harm to
residents and the environment
at West End.
If anything, Mr Davies
explained, what they are
domg at the site will proba-
bly protect the residents and
the village from severe flood-
ing during storms.
Mr Russell, who reported
receiving calls from concerned
residents in the area, had
raised concerns of whether the
materials being buried "con-
tained hazardous substances
which could contaminate
ground water."
. He.was also concerned that
the elevanon of the intended
back filling at the Ginn.Site
couldcauseseverefloodingat
the West End community.
Mr Davies said the materi-
als thatarebeingburiedarethe
remainsbfthedemolishedJack
Tar Resort which were piled
up at the site prior to them
acquiring the property. The
naterialshesaidthatarebeing
buried are steel, concrete, and
some other inert materials.
"We are working within the
permits that we have besen
issued by the various govern-
ment agencies. And one of
these permits does allow us to
burs steel. concrete, and other
inert ma[enals in landscaping
booms within r he golf course,
and that is what we are doing
at this point in time," he said.
Mr Davies said that any tox-
ic materials, such as engines
and transmissions found in old
vehicles that were left at the
site have been properly dis-
posed of and removed.
"We have other materials
that we found that have been
disposed of in proper means
and we have receipts foi all
those materials that were
moved," he said.
Mr Davies assured Bahami-


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SGINN Executive Jolm Davies addresses* cnc~erns raised b3


ans that the materials being
buried will not have any affect
bn the water table.4e also
notedthatWestEndresidents
are currently being supplied
with city water by the Port
Authority. .
"First of all there is a no
viableportable\vaterlandsin
West End, and this was con-
firmed by Dr Richard Kemp
at the Water and Sewerage
Corporation who has carried
out all surveys on various
parts of Grand Bahama."
Mr Davies said that Ginn
will provide water to residents
from its system once the pro-
ject begins in West End.
Mr Davies said excavation
work will take about two years
to complete. He said plans are
to raise the elevation from six
to eight feet by an additional
two and half feet.
"What we are doing here
would probably protect the
village in more cases from the
south side. The statement was
made that we are raising the
elevation by 10 feet. That is
not a true statement. The cur-
rent elevation on this site is
from six to eight feet. We are
raising it to 10.5, so it's two
and half feet we are raising
the elevation," he explained.


I:


Doctor s who op pose NHI


M By KRYSTEL ROLLE
DOCTORS who oppose
implementation of the gov-
ernment's National He;alth
Insurance scheme are going
against their Hippocratic Oath,
claimed a local attorney who is
among a group of concerned
Bahamians advocating the
plan. e
"It's all about money for the
opponents, not the interests of
the country or people. Ifind it
perplexing that those who took
a vow"to fight for patients in
need are seemingly fighting for
profit," Paul Moss, who is a
member of the newly-formed
group, Bahamians for Nation-
al Health Insurance, said in a
press release yesterday.
Bahamians have had to suf-
fer for too long because of
their in ili af d proper
"We recognize that there
is a powerful minority that
has voiced their objections to
the present NHI (sheme).


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EDITOR, The Tribune.
THE proposed national health scheme has the makings of a disas-
ter.
Neither the government, nor its agencies should be entrusted to man-
age such a programme.
Consider the following:
NIB failed to honour its obligations to Doctors Hospital to the tune
of $1.7 million, placing that organisation under a huge strain.
Government spent $13.77 million of the taxpayers' money repay-
ing an NIB loan to Bahamasair that was nine years outstanding and
The questions surrounding the handling of huge sums of hurricane
relief funds by NEMA.
In light of the above, how can the public have confidence in a gov-
ernment-administered health plan?
Yes, there is a dire need for health insurance fpr many in the coun-
try.
But why should the 50 per cent of the population which pays for pri-
vate health insurance be forced to pay for national health insurance?
I understand the proposed Act provides that private businesses
would be unable to vary their private health plans without government's
approval.
What nonsense is this? Am I to understand that in a democracy, the
people won't have the freedom to choose between a public and private
policy?
How many businesses would go under if they're forced to pay for
two insurance plans?
How many people would be laid-off, or to what extent would this
retard growth m employment?
There are so many issues here, including the ability to provide
quality health care.
div t t I ot g hto kienxe i do isoc daln 1 mhp o
engBulfedhthe government. ften backfire
R me ber heeslast mienmt attempt to change the constitution pri-
or to the 2002 general election?
History, Mr. Christie, can be a harsh judge.
ATHENA DAMIANOS
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Nov 23 2006
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power. POWERFUL!
When attempting to franti-
cally, inaccurately discredit Mr.
Ingraham and other FNM's,
Ministers and supporters check
the facts. It will put a stop to
you humiliating yourself. It is
my opinion that you enjoy the
limelight of Four Seasons,
Kerzner International and Bar-
Mar. Please comment!
You stated that Mr. Ingra-
ham's record in government
could not stand the light of day.
(Refer to this PLP Govern-
ment's PAID advertisement in


the Business Week -European
Edition, 11th November, 2002).
Prime Minister Christie's words
to the International Business
Community: "........his Gov-
ernment met in place an econ-
omy that is sound and stable,
left behind by Mr. Hubert
Alexander Ingraham and his
Government......."
In light of what Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie said above,
I ask again "HAVE YOU NO
SHAME?"
Swiftly responding to fallac-
ies.

MARIA D. SMITH
Nassau,
November 23, 2006


EDITOR, The Tribune.
PLEASE be kind enough to
afford me to have a word Ray-
nard Rigby.
Raynard Rigby,
Once again you've had a
troubling outburst. Why? Are
you tormented?
I quote you from The Nassau
Guardian, 23rd November,
2006. "It is time for the country
to move beyond the assassina-
tion of the character of politi-
cians by speaking mistruths and
lies." "If anyone in the FNM
has any facts to show that any
PLP Minister has engaged in
corrupt practices, then they
should reveal the facts to the
public."
The Rt Hon Hubert A.
Ingraham is the former leader
of the Free National Move-
ment, and the former Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, the democra-
tically re-elected leader of the
Free National Movement and
soon to be returned as the
Prime Minister of The
Bahamas. It is good etiquette
to follow protocol.
Raynard Rigby you are quite
cognizant that there is no com-
parison with Anna Nicole's Per-
manent Residency Permit (aka,
aka, aka who is this person?)
and the Rt Hon Hubert Ingra-
ham's son-in-law's approved
Spousal Residency Permit.
In light of the fact that "you"
say there is no corrupt practices
going on within this PLP Gov-
ernment, please be kind enough
to explain a few things that
come to mind in detail for us:
The Junkanoo bleachers
fiasco
Th I of the arrive orean
boats and the process after they
were ordered to leave our coun-
try and why is the mother ship
still here?
The legal process of the
alleged rape allegation;
The legal process of the
alleged breaking and entering;
. The legal process with
which Anna Nicole's (see
http://www.nndb.com/peo-
ple/512/000023443/J
immigration matter was han-
dled.
A Cabinet Minister admit-
ted that he had US$12,000.00
for his daughter's college
tuition. Tell us why were the
funds in his house? And which
college accepts tuition payments
in that amount of cash? How
did she clear US Customs?
The Ministry of Housing
Pricing of Low Cost Homes and
the process used in awarding of
contracts.
It is obvious that you and
others are fixated with the Rt
Hon Hubert Ingraham and the
attendances at our rallies cause
you to hyperventilate. There is
nothing that you or your spin
advisers can do to stop people


coalition "put an end to the present situation
(in Iraq)."
No one should trust him. Think of Iran
doing in Iraq what Syria has done with
Lebanon. Iran and Syria are both backers of
Hezbollah, and there doesn't need to be occu-
pation for the long arm of radicalism to strike
at the reasonable leaders.
"The assassination of Lebanese Christian
politician Pierre Gemayel (last) Tuesday has
revealed that the Tehran-Damascus axis
remains busy with terror activities across the
Fertile Crescent," Walid Phares wrote in
FrontPage Magazine 011 Thursday.
Iran also backs the Badr Brigades and the
Mujahidin for Islamic Revolution m Iraq. In
return, the militias have Iran's back. "If neigh-
bouring Islamic countries, including Iran'
become the target of attacks, we will support
them," al-Sadr sal.d on a visit to Tehran early
this year. "The Mahdi Army is beyond the
Iraqi army. It w.as established to .defend
Islam."
And Iraq isn't the only thing the regime
wants its paws on: Two weeks ago the UK's
Daily Telegraph reported that intelligence
services said Iran is training senior al-Qaida
operatives to take over the terror organization,
It's a particularly potent and lethal -
example of Sunnis and Shiites learning to get
along.
Iran is reportedly pushing Saif al-Adel- an
Egyptian on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists
list for the No. 3 job behind current al-
Oaida mouthpiece Ayman al-Zawahri. Al-
Adel has been living with two of Osama bin
Laden's sons in Tehran since Afghanistan fell
to the U.S.-led coalition in late 2001. In
exchange for al-Qaida promotions that meet
with their approval, Iran will provide train-
ing facilities and equipment, reported the Tele-
graph.
It's been said that if we pull out of Iraq
now, the terrorists win. It's probably more
accurate to say that if we pull out, Iran wins -
both against Iraq and against the United States
and her alhes.
Unfortunately, the Shiite theocrats and ter-
ror-mongers feel like they've already won.
The Democrats' victory in Congress "Is not
just a U.S. domestic mcident," said Ayatol-
lah Khamenei on Nov. 10, but "a victory for
the Iranian nation at the current political]unc-
ture.
(This article was written by Bridget John-
son, a columnist at the Los Angeles Daily
News c.2006 Los Angeles Daily News).


IT APPEARS the Iran-Iraq war is back on,
except this time Iran is stoking civil war with-
in Iraq to its advantage.
Shiite militia strongman Muqtada al-Sadr
would like you to think that the sectarian ten-
sion is caused by the U.S. military presence,
and a whole cabal of progressives have bought
into this. Meanwhile, his Mahdi Army is
-reportedly getting training from Iran-backed
Hezbollah in Lebanon. Iran is also reportedly
providing equipment such as explosives and
triggers to the Shiite militias for roadside
bombs no less than an act of war on coali-
tion forces and Iraqi civilians.
Iran, meanwhile, is projecting the facade of
wannabe peacemaker, luring Iraq into a sit-
down to purportedly work out solutions. And
some are convinced that Iran can play a mean-
ingful role in stemming the sectarian conflict
- including, maybe, the Iraq Study Group.
In reality, it's like Munchausen's syndrome
by proxy, where the mother makes her child ill
and hides her nefarious deeds behmd a facade
of caring. Iran is making Iraq ill, and simulta-
neously posing as the great caretaker who will
heal the region's ills where the U.S. has failed.
Why would Iran want to lead Iraq toward a
peaceful democracy when it is a militaristic
theocracy?
Why would it see al-Sadr and his ilk tamed,
when it can help advance Iran's goals of
spreading Islamic fundamentalism, increasing
regional domination, the destruction of Israel
and cutting the West off at the knees in one
fell swoop?
And the Islamic Republic knows that if the
U.S. shuns the ludicrous idea of Iran still
hellbent on its nuclear programme, by the
way having a pivotal role iIt'shaping the
new Iraq, America would be accused by pro-
gressives of not playing well with others, of
holding onto control of Iraqi security for some
sort of egotistical aims.
"You are considered as accomplices in the
crimes committed in Iraq and the bloods shed
under the cover of financial and military sup-
port," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said
Sunday in a speech aimed at U.S. and British
heads of state. "Therefore, you should stand
trialin fair tribunals m the near future and be
answerable. Let's experience leading a life
with love and affection." Hollow rhetoric that
seems swiped from an anti-war hippie-fest, .
cleverly used by Ahmadmejad to try to con-
vince the progressives that he has benign
intentions and the U.S. Is wicked and reac-
tronary.
And the same day, he offered to help the


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5 By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
ATTORNEY General
Allyson Maynard-Gibson did
not influence the appointment
of her brother, well-known
lawyer Dr Peter Maynard, to
the post of Supreme Court jus-
tice, the registrar of the
Supreme Court stated yester-
day.
Directed by Chief Justice Sir
Burton Hall, registrar Estelle
Gray-Evans has addressed a
letter to the tabloid publica-
tion The Punch, asking them


tices of the Supreme Court are
appointed under the Constitu-
tion by the Governor General
(acting) on the advice of the
Judicial and Legal Service
Commission."
The Judicial and Legal Ser-
vice Commission of which
the Chief Justice is chairman -
"is an autonomous body" and
"does not answer to the Attor-
ney General, or indeed, any
other person or entity in the
executive branch of the gov-
ernment," she said.
The registrar explamed that
Dr Maynard applied to the


commission to be considered
for one of the existing vacan-
cies on the Supreme Court
benchon Aprill9,2006.
"He was interviewed by the
Commission on June 13, 2006,
and the Commission advised
His Excellency that Mr May-
nard be appointed to act as a
Justice of the Supreme Court
for six months, with effect from
January 1, 2007, which advice
was accepted by the governor
general on September 4, 2006,"
Mrs Gray-Evans said. .
Chief Justice Hall, she said,
had informed Dr Maynard


to correct an erroneous report
which alleged that it is in Mrs
Maynard-Gibson's power to
decide on the appointment of
her brother.
In The Punch's November
23 edition, the 'Nassau
Grapevine' section commented
on the appointment of Dr
Maynard to the position of
Supreme Court judge, stating
the following: "As the senior
law officer, A/G Gibson has
the final say in the matter..."
Mrs Gray-Evans, in her let-
ter to the tabloid, pointed out
that "in fact and iri law, Jus-


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Mayndrd-Gibson
that, tipon assuming office, he
ivill be assigned to the "North-
ern Region" and he is, accord-
ingly, expected to assume duties
intheficeportcourt.


going on. People tend to let
their guard down or overlook
things.or let things slipby them.
You hate to contmue to be on
alers because these gangsters
will prey on you." he warned.


H By PAUL TURNOUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
.AS the Christmas season
begins, police are warning
businesses to be wars of per-
sons seeking to peddle couu-
terfeit currency during the
buss shopping per Iod
Reginald Ferguson. Assis-
tant Commissioner of Pol ce,
with special responsibility for
r 5 sahj J thja s < 1
their guard for persons seek-


happening and we are advising
that persons be on alert at all
times. Bixt, of course, the \ul-
nerabiliti heightens in these
periods because there is so
man\ business transacitons


ing to pass counterfeit mem-
ey.
He stressed that this under-
hand process was not unique
to one specific time of year
but was a year-round prob
lem.
However, he said that dur-
ing the Christmas season, busi-
ness persons should be more
alert as they tend to lower
their guard at this time.
couPte f te onep 1 thne tim
when they get an opportuni-


5 By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
Concerns aboul \\or king
conditionsamongofficersal
Fox Hill Prison are in the
Process of being addressed
accordmg to under-secremi)
in the Ministr\ of Natinnal
securies. Peter Deteaux
isaacs. -
This is despite claims b\
the president of the Prison
Officers Staff Associallon.
Corporal Chie Rolle.report-
ed in the Bahama Journal
yesterday, that nothing has
happened as tar as lonicers a
concerns bemg met despite
promises made b\ Prime
Minister Perri Christie when
he toured the prison in
August that he would intme-
diately address them.
At that time. Mr Christle
desenbed as a traged\ the
fact that prison ofticers had
fell is necessary\ to undertake
Industrial action.
Their disgruntlement arose
trom a number of sources. It
was claimed. Including the
fact that a number of officers
who had completed their one-
year probanonar\ period
were sillI on the same salar\
as new recruits
Furthermore, a new staff
medical taciliti opene J to
treat otficers is said to still
not be functioning as hoped.
as there had been no doctor
employ ed to staff the area
All Rolle said.
Howeler, Mr Isaacs put
191< Rolle 5 complaints down
to the fact that the issues ma\
not be getting addressed as
quickly as Ithell would hke
to see them happen.


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tied to modify....the rate of
contributions payable" under
this scheme, to eliminate any
duplication and "overlap" of
benefits with the proposed
NHI scheme.
Clause 14 (2) of the Bill
intipulates that "no employer
shall make any modification
(to their private group cover-
age) without obtammg the pri-
or written approval of the
Minister and to obtain this
approval, all relevant mfor-
mation and materials, includ-
ing a copy of the group health
plan, has to be sent to the
Minister.
Winston Rolle, the former
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce president, said that
firms were "now in a position
where the government is able
to dictate to businesses how
we run our business, and
that's unconstitutional."
Also, the Bahamas Insur-
ance Broker's Association
claimed that the comprehen-
site benefits package that gov-


to their health institance:
meomesentrols on physicians;
shortages cif equipment; dete-
rioration of medical facilities;
long waitinglists:forced gov-
ernment control of businesses
and limitations on a citizen's
right to choose.
Not surprisingly some of
these same concerns are being
voiced in respect to NHI.
. In an article in a local news-
paper entitled "Give Bahami-
ans free choice", The Nassau
Institute said that government
was playing the "envy and
resentment card" to make it
appear that employers and
doctors were only interested
in themselves and not the
"small man."
Said the Institute: "The
Babamais's economy is one of
the strongest in the region, so
most employed Bahamians
can afford to purchase private
health care. Yes, at may be
necessary to prioritize per-
sonal spending, but it is posss-
ble for many of the uninsured


to protect thernielves without
inviting the intervention of the
government."
The pro-free market insti-
trite also stated that it was
"more important that Bahami-
ans have a less than perfect
Ifealth care industry than a
failed system run by the gov-
ernment."
Business leaders have also
criticized the legislation
behind the National Health
insurance scheme. A clause
in the government's proposed
National Health Insurance
Bill mandates that employers
seek government permission
toamendtheirprivatehealth
insurance schemes for
employees.
Clause 14 (1) 4taty that
despite any agreeriterit a
Bahamian employer may have
in place regarding the provi-
sion of group health insurance
for his workers with a trade
union representing them, or
in their contracts of employ-
ment."etery employer is enti-


The debate 6Ethe issue has
also become emotive. The pri-
at s8ttif#aldescribed gov-
ernment's proposed National
Health Insurance plan as
.uncoisisti-natistral, pushed,
doomed and eved crazy.
While the PLP government
had also been accused of
ifucking at the.emotive strings
of voters A goVernment min-
isteir ev&n wthit as far as to
cliffill that those Who were
opposed to the plan were
"against poor people and the
middle class", and another
minister told an audience at a
town mdbting that all should
support the health plan
because "we have an obliga-
tion under God to be our


brother's keeper."
Amidst this talk of "gloom
and doom" froit( the private
sector and the "biblical"polit-
icalrhetoric from the govern-
ment, The Tribune has takh
up the challenge tosetout-the
concrete concerns of both
sides so that our readers
can continue to educate them-
selves about an issue that will
affect the entire nation.
W THE PRIVATE SEC'I'OR
TH E cri Iic ism usually
voiced against a social insur-
ance system is there will be
exorbitant increases in the
demand for health care ser-
vices, especially as Bahami-
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NationM Health Insurance: a


FROM page one
according to the government
andprivatesector.
On one hand the goverti-
ment claims that the private
sector, since the days of the
implementation of the Nation-
al Insurance Act, has beer
opposed to such social initia-
tives.
And, on the other hand,
the business community
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Fourth Floor
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email: jmoss@bs.ibm.com
Deadline: December 1st, 2006
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who are short-listed will be contacted.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006, PAGE 7


health officers, environmen-
tal health work and capital
development.
Dr. Lalta then laid out how
the government expected to
finance NHI.
Pensioner (about $300 per
month): $8.00 per month (2.65
percentage rate)
Worker (about $1000 per
month): $27 per month. .
Worker (about $3000 per
month): $81.00.
$5,000 and more (execu-
tive): $133.00.
Dr. Lalta also stated that
pensioners who made about
$206 per month, would be
classified as persons below the
poverty line, and therefore
government would pay their
contributions. .
The project manager said
that every person would be
issued a "smart card" that
would allow persons access to
public and private facilities.
He said: "When you show
up at the facility you present a
card, not cash. The card will
swipe. It shows whether you
are a.valid up-to-date mem-
ber br not. As a valid up-to-
date member like a credit
card, when it is swiped in two
seconds they can determine
whether you have credit or
whether you don't have cred-
it.
"If you go to a public facili-
ty with a card, then there is


no additional payment that
you have to make, but if you
go to a private facility;
whether it be a lab, general
practitioner, or a private hos-
pital, they may want to charge
a co-payment that is over and
above what the NHI will pay,
and that co-payment is where
you will have to find the
resources to pay."
As for the argument that
private insurers would even-
tually end up "bankrupt"
because of the national health
plan, the doctor claimed:
"That willnothappen."
He then listed developed
countries that had a national
health plan along with a large
population that still kept their
private insurance coverage.

COUNTRIES WITH NHI
% of population with PHI


ernment is planning to offer
through NHI meant it was
likely that many Bahamians
and employers would drop
their individual and group
health insurance policies due
to the high costs they would
incur as a result of financing
these as well as NHI contri-
butions.
Ms. Jeanne Lampkin, presi-
dent of the association, said
the introduction of NHI, shift-
ing the burden of healthcare
financing from the private to
the public sector was likely to
make many Bahamians,
employed in the private health
insurance sector, redundant.
In addition to claiming that
NHI would "devastate" the
insurance industry, she also
said: "The country is not
ready for it. The National
Insurance Board does not
have the training to adminis-
ter it."
The dissenting voices of the
National Health Plan have
united and formed a group
called The National Coalition
for Health-care Reform
(NCHR) a. group of
employers, trade union lead-
ers and doctors who plan to
suggest alternatives to gov-
ernment on how to achieve its
health care objectives.
The NCHR has already cir-
culated a petition among the
business community and
Bahamian residents seeking
signatures for a petition, ask-
ing government "to slow down
the process, release all the
information and implement a
sustainable and effective
health care plan" in relation
to the NHI initiative.

5 THE GOVERNMENT
On November 15th, Prime
Minister Perry Christie told
the House of Assembly that
the National Health Insurance
plan will prove to be less
expensive than private insur-
ance for the majority of
Bahamians.
As he tabled the proposed
bill, Mr. Christie said that cit-
Ezens and le gal residents
would have ready access to-
general practitioners and spe-
cialists, prescription drugs,
laboratory tests and X-rays,
medical care, emergency
transport to health facilities


Australia


45%


(posed by models)
again in 2007 we may have to
make another adjustment due
inflationo"
The doctor stated that the
NHI total cost did not cover
the cost of managing the Min-
istry of Health, the Public
Hospital Authority, long term
care provided to patients at
Sandilands Rehabilitation
centre, school health visits by


when needed, and access to
overseas care for services that
cannot be provided in the
Bahamas. The PM also
promised that a new hospital
would be constructed under
the plan.
On November 22 Dr Not-
tage told the nation in a TV
broadcast that NHI would
provide persons with life-long
protection "from the cradle to
the grave."
On November 27, Dr. Stan-
ley Lalta, project manager of
the National Health Insurance
plan, set out the components
of the scheme to an audience
at the Sir Gerald Cash Prima-
ry School in the Carmichael
constituency.
Dr. Lalta claimed that 51
per cent of Bahamians do not
have a health insurance plan,
and that NHI aimed to ensure
that "every single Bahamian
at least has access to a stan-
dard package of benefits."
He explained: "The nation-
al plan is not a private plan.
While the private plan can
exclude, the national plan can-
not." ,
The doctor lad;i that the
total costs of NHI wouki be
$235 million; consisting of
$214 million for individual
health services, $11 million for


community health, and $11
million and $10 million for the
costs of the management of
the system.
, However, when asked if the
total costs would remain the
same, he said: "This total is
what we will need in 2005. In
2006 because of inflation we
will have to add a small per-
centage to $235 million, and


France


Debate on the National
Health Insurance Act will
start in the House of Assem-
bly today and, according to
Prime Minister Christie, is
expected to be passed by
December 6.


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On behalf of the Bahamian


tropic and charitable causes,"
he told participants at the 2006
annual Local Government
Leadership Conference at the
Wyndham Nassau Resort on
Monday, November 27.
In the heads of agreement for
the Bimini Bay project in Bimi-
ni, he said, provision is made
for the building of a primary
school, the creation of sporting
facilities, and construction of a
new floating dock.
la rTa a mt wi at sl r 11
Ridge Securities Corporation,
which is investing an estimated
$1.3 billion in a development in
south western New Providence.
The corporation has agreed
to contribute to the Clifton Cay
project; create a park m Ade-
laide where the history of the
village's freedom from slavery
can be played out like at Gam-
bier and Fox Hill; establish easy
access to beaches in south west-
ern New Providence; and build
a park on government land with
boardwalks over wetlands for
persons to see natural vegeta-
tion and wildlife, Mr Christie
said.
He noted that there are
always concerns as new devel
Opments come on stream. The
economy had to be managed
and Bahamians become con-
cerned as to their capacity to
access land at affordable prices.
The government is focusing
its attention on these issues and
coming up with solutions.
.Park'Ridge Securities Cor-
poration, he said, had agreed to
sell the government 300 acres
of land on which to build 1,500
to 2,000 affordable homes.
"We will buy and preserve
that land for sale to young
Bahamians for development of
their homes in accordance with
their tastes," he said.
"In addition, we asked for 50
extra acres of land at affordable
prices, so we can create a new
township."
Councillors and administra-
tors of local government have
the task of ensixring that
Bahamians take full advantage
of economic advantages result-


NS By Bahamnas


being encouraged to take more


SPRIME Minister Perry Christie exchanges pleasantries with


SMINISTER of Local Government and Consumer Affairs,


investments in the country


ing from foreign investments,
Mr Christie said.
Governments may have
plans for their administrations,
but it is local government rep-
resentatives who implement the
plans," he added.
Minister of Local Govern-
ment and Consumer Affairs
Alfred Gray explained the
objectives of the three-day lead-
ership conference.
Local government leadership
will be apprised of various
anchor projects for the Family
Islands, and "the many oppor-
tunities" arising from those pro-
jects, Mr Gray said.
There will be discussions as
to how local government lead-
ers can strategically collaborate
with anchor project developers
to ensure communities achieve
the maximum benefit from the


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various projects, he added.
The seminar will also give
local government leadership an
opportunity to bond, exchange
ideas and improve upon their
knowledge and skills as leaders.
There will be discussions to
sensitive the leaders to the need
for protection of the environ-
ment through appropriate con-
servation and preservation mea-
sures; the ecoilomic importance
of regattas, homecomings ind
other Family Island festivals;
opportunities for small business;
options for technical vocational
'training; and the importance of
disaster management.
"Local government leader-
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have direct dialogue with the
central government leadership
with a view to co-operation,"
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and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 22TH day of NOVEMBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas,




NOTICE is hereby given that DALMA BIENAIME OF
RUPERT DEAN LANE, C/O OT-2935, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 29TH day of NOVEMBER, 2006 to the Minister
='==,ion lity and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,


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Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 22ND day of NOVEMBER, 2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
RO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE is hereby giv4n that PEDRO ALLEN WILLIAMS OF
#7 ALBATROSS CIRCLE, P.O. BOX F-41476, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Natidriality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reasori why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written -and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-epht days from the 22TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Bdx N- 7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



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CR-56235, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
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registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registrationtnaturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed
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MORE high schools in the
country need to have co-opera-
tives with active student partic-
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"You are iIi schools which
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per school, and all of the co-
operatives in all of them repre-
sented have less than 150 stu-
dents," Mr Gray told students at
the Co-operative Youth Lead-
ers Symposium.
To encourage more student
involvement, the minister told
the teachers to promote co-
operatives as a way for schools
to make extra income.
"If RM Bailey or Doris
Johnson High School, having
more than 800 students, sold
one bottle of water per week to
each student for one dollar,
each schoolcould make more
than $800 per week," Mr Gray
said.
Additionally, it is important
that students graduate from
high school with a good basic
education, the minister noted.
"Some of you, no doubt, will
graduate very soon and I want
to know that you will graduate
. with a good basic education.
But are you aware that some
persons are graduating without
being able to properly read or
write?
"That may surprise this
group, but it ought not to sur-
pnse you that there maybe peo-
ple in your school who cannot
properly read or write. Why is
this so important for me to say
this to you?
"If you cannot read and write,
you cannot reason; when you


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responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 29TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
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I de c tahn t
power there will be absolute
corruption or, at the very least,
publical cronyism.
The BDM claimed that they
are the party with realistic plans,
innovative ideas, and most of
all is a party of action.
The BDM suggested that
Attorney General Maynard-
Gibson provide armed services
for magistrates and judges, erect
a shed near the magistrate's
courts equipped with a PA sys-
tem, supply all courts with at
least two photocopy and fax


* ibALn SAtNDRK)p RLEY
THE BDM claims that the
only thing swift about the Attor-
ney General's swift justice pol-
icy is victimizationn, arrogance
and incompetence."
The party held a press con-
ference in front of the House
of Assembly yesterday after-
noon, and alleged that the PLP
government has "done nothing
different from the previous
FNM administration."
Spokesman Ranard Henfield
said: "The BDM has monitored


thtet office andep itions et
years now, but with intense
vigour in the last few months.
and we have heard promises
after promises, yet we've seen
no improvements."
Mr Henfield alleged that Attor-
ney General Allyson Maynard-
Gibson had "dropped the ball,
and that she is "blatantly mis-
leading the Bahamian people."
He claimed there was "swift
arrogance and swift victimisa-
tion" when the attorney gener-
al lashed out at a presiding
judge, who he claimed "merely


effective in managing money,
you must change your way of
thinking about money and the
use of it," Mr King said.
"The management of money
is one of the most critical issues
that you will face in your Jife.
There is not one person in this
world who will not have to deal
with money management-
"Money must be managed
and the reason it must be man-
aged is because it can be both a
medicine that cures life situa-
tions and a cancer that eats
away. at the fabric of very
important institutions of life,"
Mr King said.
He gave tips about the three
basic tools for money manage-
ment: budgeting, saving and
spending
Six schools participated in the
one-day symposium held at the
Nassau Palm Resorts. They
were CI Gibson, Prince
William High School, CV
Bethel, CR Walker, Queen's
College and Doris Johnson.


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SALFRED Gray


ing good, and not at the same
time preparing for the future,"
he said.
The pupils participating in the
symposium were addressed by a
number of speakers on various
topics of importance to plc
financial.1uture.
M..ii::- cr of Bahamagalogw
Enforcement Co-operative
Credit Union Limited Ricardo
King told the students of the
importance of managing money.
"One of the key areas of
money management for youth is
education. If you are to be


cannot reason, you do not know
how to resolve problems,
whether at school or outside of
the classroom," Mr Gray said.
He said when problems can-
not be solved with reasoning,
fights break out witly individuals.
using gurys, knives, rocks and
sticks.
The minister said education
not only involved obtaining five
BGCSEs and eight BJCs, but
also included preparation for
life.
"We ought to reject the
notion of dressing up and look-


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Prison no later than 7am, so
that persons can appear before
the court before 9am for fur-
ther remand or any other court
directives.
The spokesman urged Mrs
Maynard-Gibson to implement
their recommendations, but said
little was expected because swift
justice is a "sham", and the AG
was just "trying to take the
Bahamian people for fools."


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be named a crime against
humanity and that the former
Slave-trading nations

apOlOgiSe for it were woven
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InternatiOnal plans for the
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in the slave trade this week,
expressing deep sorrow for a
"profoundly shameful" episode
in history.
"Personally I believe the
bicentenary offers us a chance
not just to say how profoundly
shameful the slave trade was,
how we condemn its existence
utterly and praise those who
fought for its abolition, but
also to express our deep sor-
row that it ever happened, that
it ever could have happened
and to rejoice at the different
and better times we live in
today."
The British commemoration
will feature a 200-mile march


panel discussions to generate a ,
discussion on slavery and race -
relations, as well as a possible
visit by South African Arch-
bishop Desmond Tutu. Winston
Saunders was meeting with
the Jamaica National Bicente-
nary Planning Committee on
these matters at the time of his
death.
The one event that does seem
fixed is the hosting of next fal-
l's African Diaspora Heritage
Trail Conference in
Nassau. The first two confer-
ences were held in Bermuda,
and attracted hundreds of offt-
c1als, educators, scientists and
travel professionals from Africa,
the Caribbean and the United
States. Dr Wole Soyinka, the
Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was
the guest of honour at last
year s meet'"E J t Joh n
According ane nso ,
at the Miixistry of Tourism, the
2007 conference wdl take par-
ticipants to key African heritage
sites on New Providence find
other islands: "In addition to
academics they will include
travel agents and other mdustry
professionals to help us build
on this concept for the benefit
of tourism."
The conference is part of the
UNESCO Slave Route Pro-
ject, an initiative proposed by
Haiti back in 1992. The pro-
ject has three major goals: to
break the silence surroundmg
slavery by studying the slave
trade, to clarify its conse-
quences, and to contribute to a
culture of tolerance and peace-
ful co-existence between races
and peoples.
- As the Jamaican Bicentenary
Planning Committeeputit: "All
nations need an understanding
of their past and a knowledge
about the experiences of their
ancestors in order to help them
build a future. The struggle to
end the slave trade involved the
enslaved themselves, not just
British humanitarians. We need
to showcase this aspect of our
history find destabilize the view
that 'Queen Victoria Set Us
Free'."


What do you think?
Send comments to larry@ 9
tribunemedia.net. Or visit a
www.bahamapundit.com


"May the time come...when
the sable people shall gratefully
commemorate the auspicious era
of extensive freedom. -- Olau-
dah Equiano
Olaudah Equiano was
born in what is now
Nigeria and kid-
napped into slavery at the age
of 11.
He was shipped to Barbados
and then to Virginia, where he
was able to buy his freedom in
1766. In later life, he played an
activeroleintheBritishmove-
ment to abolish the slave trade.
And his autobiography was an
international bestseller, pre-
senting an eyewitness account
from a true insider's perspec-
tive.
Winston Saunders was a
Bahamian teacher and writer,
as well as a lawyer and judge.
His untimely death in Jamaica
on Saturday at the age of 65 is a
profound loss to the cultural
community in the Bahamas.
At the time, Mr Saunders was
meeting with Jamaican officials
to discuss the bicentenary of the
abolition of the transatlantic
slave trade in his role as co-
chairman of the Bahamas Cul-
tural Development Commis-
sion,
The actual 200th anniversary
of the British law that ended
the slave trade occurs on March
25, 2007. It marks a tremendous
achievement that represented
the beginning of the end of
human slavery a condition that
had existed in various forms
since ancient times. Next year's
commemoration will feature
special events throughout
Britain and in other countries
that were involved in the
transatlantic slave trade.

he Abolition of the
T Slave Trade Act paved
the way for the better-known
Abolition of Slavery Act in
1833, which emancipated all
enslaved people in the former
British Empire. From the 15th
tothel9thcenturybetween10
and 15 million Africans were
forcibly transported across the
Atlantic. Their experiences in
the so-called "Middle Passage"
were horrific, as this account of
his own journey by Equiano
shows:


"The air soon became unfit
for respiration, from a variety of
loathsome smells, and brought
on a sickness among the slaves,
of which many died. The
wretched situation was again
aggravated by the chains, now
unsupportable, and the filth of
the necessary tubs, into which
the children often fell, and were
almost suffocated. The shrieks
of the women, and the groans of
the dying, rendered the whole a
scene of horror almost incon-
ceivable."
European colonies in the
Caribbean accounted for 42 per
cent this trade. And among the
British territories, Jamaica was
the biggest importer. Accord-
ing to the Bahamas census of
1810 three years after the slave
trade ended about three quar-
ters of the population of just
over 17,000 was non-white,
mostly slaves. From that time
onward, thousands of liberated
Africans were resettled here as
a result of the British naval
crackdown on slave trading.
-

istorians Michael
Craton and Gail
Saunders reported that these
Africans were recruited into
the military or apprenticed to
suitable employers. About half
were settled in new communi-


that included Africans who,
through rebellions, personal
acts of resistance and as anti-
slavery campaigners in their
own right, were pivotal in
bringing an end to the slave
trade.Infactoneofthebiggest
contributors to this achieve-
ment was the 1804 Haitian Rev-
olution, which set a supreme
example by defeating powerful
military expeditions from
Spain, Britain and France. Until
then, Haiti had been the single
biggest market for slaves in the
New World.
As Trinidad-born writer CL
R James put it: "The transfor-
mation of slaves, trembling in
hundreds before a single white
man, into a people able to
organize themselves and defeat
the most powerful nations of
their day, is one of the great
epics of revolutionary struggle
and achievement."
International plans for the
abolition bicentenary have been
tied to a raging debate over
whether the descendants of


gain international recognition
for the injitstices of the slave
trade.

pan-African confer-
ence in Nigeria in
1993 argued that a moral debt is
owed to African peoples and
called for "full monetary pay-


to London from the city of
Hull, which was represented m
parliament by William Wilber-
force, who was Britain's leading
anti-slavery campaigner. Oth-
er activities will include exhi-
bitions, concerts and confer-
ences.
According to one Afro-
British leader: "2007 is an
unprecedented opportunity to
join in making groundbreaking
progress in repairing the dam-
age of 400 years of enslavement
to Africans, African descen-
dants, white people and com-
munities of other cultural her-
itage. It is up to all of us, gov-
ernments and civil society, to
acknowledge past wrongs, and
to be prepared to take respon-
sibility for rectifying their
effects."

t is unclear exactly how
the Bahamas will partici-
pate in the bicentenary. There
has been talk of lectures and


ment ... through capital trans-
fer and debt cancellation."
Later, demands that the slave
trade be named a crime against
humanity and that the former
slave-trading nations apologize
for it were woven into the case
for reparations.
The call for reparations is
controversial. According to a
UN website: "Some have
argued that the slave trade took
place too long ago to make legal
remedies possible, and that dis-
agreements over who would
pay reparations, to whom,
where and in what form made
the idea unworkable. Others
noted that Africans themselves
had colluded with foreign slave
dealers by kidnapping and sell-
ing their people into slavery.
Moreover, Africans also prac-
tised slavery, and in some
African countries they continue
to do so."
Nevertheless, Prime Minister
Tony Blair issued a strong state-
ment of regret for Britaih's role


ties carved out of the bush on
New Providence such as
Carmichael, Gambier and
Adelaide. The rest were set-
tied on the out islands from
the Berries down to Ragged
Island,
The 1807 abolition was
achieved by a mass movement


enslaved Africans are entitled
to reparations and official
apologies.
At a United Nations confer-
ence in South Africa five years
ago, slavery was declared a
crime against humanity. This
was part of a decade-long cam-
paign by the African diaspora to


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006, PAGE 11


THE TRIBUNE


5 CUBA
Havana
PRESIDENTS, ex-press-
dents and Nobel laureates
have confirmed their at ten-
dance at a five-dal Brit h
birthday bash that starts
Tuesday for ailing leader
Fidel Castro. But the host
himself has not, accorJmg is -
Associated Press.
"I don't have anything to
announce," Culture-Mmister
Abel Prieto told reporters
Tuesday when asked II Cas-
tro would show up at an\ of
the events. "He's in the loop
about those who are arrit -
ing, about what is happen-
ing."
Castro's visiting admirers
nevertheless had high hopes
he would make at least a
brief appearance during the
festivities, which will include
a military parade Saturdal.
"We are happy to cele-
brate Fidel's 80th bir t hdal
to impart to him--much
strength so that he gets well
and is back again with the
Cuban people," said Hebe
de Bonatini, of the Ar gen -
tine human rights group
Mothers of the Plaza de
Mayo.
With or without Castro.
more than 1,300 polinclans.
artists and intellectuals from
around the globe are deter-
mined to pay homage to the
man who governed the com-
munisbrunWTiGill f or -0
years before temporarall
stepping aside four manIhs


~e. o~~g


o In brief

Bishop Hall

g IVOS his
support to
NHI plan
BISHOP Simeon Hall, senior
pastor at the New Covenant
Baptist Church, yesterday lent
his support to the National
Health Insurance scheme, and
lashed out at those against the
new programme, claiming that
they all speak and function with
"vested interests".
Bishop Hall said that politi-
cians, doctors and "multi-rich"
insurance institutions must not
be the primary determinants of
the new "ambitious national
social initiative".
"If this programme is prop-
erly planned and managed, it
will obviously help those who
need it most. It should be
recalled that similar reserva-
tions were expressed by the
business community.when
National Insurance was intro-
duced back in 1974.
"Whether or not this plan is
implemented must not be deter-
mined by if it hurts the greedy
but rather if it helps the needy,"
he said.
However, Bishop Hall
stressed that every effort should
be made by those in support of
National Health Insurance, to
ensure that the plan is ''trans-
parent".
"Bahamians everywhere must
he prepared to pay for and
underwrite more of the social
services they receive and those
who can afford to pay more
should be made to do so.
"Many churches are faced
weekly with having to lend
assistance to the least, the lost
and the left out because they
have no health insurance cov-
ering.Isupport asan-idealthis
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per cent, or even 100 per
cent, increase of utilization
of the healh care system.
"It is definitely going to
be far more. You cannot
have both sides of the
fence, if you're saying the
reasonwhyyouwouldnoed
this plan is because there is
this unmet need, and this
unmet need is of such dra-
matic social significance
that we have to come up
1witht is hu n osldto
going to impact utilization
tremendously. So it's not
going to be 20 per cent, it's
going to be 50, 100 per
cent," he said.
Dr Sands said that he
bases his observations on
the experiences of Canada,
Great Britain, and the Unit-
ed States where similar
health care schemes were
introduced. .
Utilisation predictions in
those countries, he said,
were shown to be "totally
off."


However, Dr Stanley Lal-
ta, consultant to the Blue
Ribbon Commission, yes-
terday said that this esti-
mated percentage is based
onwell researched
data.
Dr Lalta explained that
the Commission determined
that Bahamians were mak-
ing 3.2 visits to their
general practitioners on an
out- patient basis per
yeNe emphasized that the
.Commission is well aware
that this percentage will
increase when the NHI plan
is introduced.
The projected 20 per cent
increase, he said, takes into
account up to 4.2 visits to
general practitioners per
person annually.
He noted, however, that
it is the Commission's view
that this increase of utilisa-
tion will not occur until
three or four years after the
implementation of the NHI
plan.


FROM page Ole


"'it b is number that has no
basis in fact," he said.
However, Dr Perry
Gomez, co-chairman of the
Blue Ribbon Commission
dismissed this statement by
Dr Sands as "rubbish."
He emphasized that the
Commission arrived at the
$235 million figure by care-
fully reviewing data avail-
able frorn the Ministry of
Health, the private health
insurance industry as well
other Caribbean and devel-
oped countries,
Dr Sands yesterday also
said that the Blue Ribbon
Commission's assessment
that the implementation of
the NHI plan will lead to a
20 per cent increase of util-
isation of the health care
system by the population is
totally inaccurate.
"This concept is going to
be shown as pure, unmiti-
gated rubbish," he said.
Dr Sands estimated that
the Bahamas could see a 50


estituates are way off the mark.
Dr Sands of the Coalition
id in his view the overall
N HI plan could cost the
Bahamas up to anywhere
trom $300 to $600 million,
alleging that the Blue Rib-
bun Commission has no real
evidence on which to base
the sum of $235 million.
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Why shouldn't we talk to the
Defence Force ladies?"
Mr Ingraham said the inci-
dent would lead to Inagua peo-
ple viewing Defence Force offi-
cers in a different way. "You
got some rogue guys m there.
bh t oh ed o en w oh i ne
them out of the force.
"They also need to ensure
that off-duty officers do not car-
ry guns around. In fact, guns
should only be carried by semor
ranks. There is no way that off-
duty marines need to carry
guns.
"But some think a gun makes
them big shots. There is no way
they should be.carrying firearms
if they are going to drink rum.
You don't need to have a gun
anywhere on Inagby."
Mr Ingraham \said the
Defence Force was now going
to have to make peace with
Inagua people.
He said some officers were
"cool" and well-trestfed by
locals, who often supplied them
with fish and conch.
But rogue elements were
putting relations between the
community and the Defence
Force base at risk.
Po[Ass s tal Tg ssionellof
advised that, as their investiga-
tion continues, criminal charges
could be filed against whoever is

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nation, but that would have to
be decided by the Defence
Force. At this time, he said, it
was still unknown how the
Defence Force officer was
stabbed during the altercation,
Mr Ferguson said that, as
their investigation is ongoing,
it would premature for him to
speculate at this time.


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wastakenbacktoPrincessMar- aremakingeveryonelookbad.
garet Hospital for further treat- "If you want to be treated
ment after complaining of like an officer,.you need to act
severe pains from extensive like an officer. This was my
bruising. He was also nursing home-town boy they beat up.
head injuries which witnesses He should not be treated like
said were caused by officers that."
striking him with a rock. The incident happened after
The bloodstained rock and a dispute at the Supers night-
several cartridges discharged club in Mathew Town in the
when Defence Force men early hours of Sunday. Mr Will
began firing handguns into the son was talking to a woman
air are now in the hands of Defence Force officer when a
police investigating the incident. male marine took offence:
As police began house-to- Mr Wilson was slapped round
house inquiries and taking pic- the face, then pursued up the
tures of the scene in Mathew street by a group of officers who
Town, locals warned against any beat him so badly that witness-
attempt to "frame" Mr Wilson es thought he was going to die.
for the alleged stabbing of a Mr Ingraham said when Mr
Defence Force officer. Wilson was taken to the clinic,
Some marines claimed they he was covered with blood. He
beat Mr Wilson because he had was also feeling weak and
lookedd" an officer a claim thought he was dying.
Mr Dexter and witnesses firmly He said the Defence Force
deny. officers' bad behaviour contin-
An unknown man is said to ued at the clinic, where they
have cut an officer with a bro- urged the doctor to let Mr Wil-
ken beer bottle during the fra- son die.
cas which led to Mr Wilson's "I was awakened by the 'bam,
,,
injuries. bam, bam' sound of gunfire,
This man has not been iden- said Mr Ingraham, "I came out
tified. He is alleged to have fled and jumped my garden wall in
from the scene, leaving the offi- my underpants because I
cer with a small cut which need- thought they were going to kill
ed two stitches. him.
Last night, Inagua business- "These guys were out of con-
man Diverne Ingraham, whose trol Some were drunk and they
intervention probably saved Mr were not acting like officers at
Wilson's life, condemned what all- they were acting like cow-
he called "cowboys and crooks" boys and crooks."
in the Defence Force, claiming When Mr Wilson was flown
that "young punks" were being off the island by air ambulance
allowed out off-duty with around 9am on Sunday "the
loaded revolvers. whole of Inagua seemed to be
"The behaviour of those offi- there to see him off," he said.
cers was beyond belief," Mr "Everyone was enraged.
Ingrahamtold The Tribune,"I Everyonewasgatheredaround
stopped these men from killing talking about it."
him. The officers were saying He added: "Normally, Inagua
'Let's f......g kill him, man'. is a peaceful place. But this is
Those were the words that were the fourth time in the last three
flying around. years that incidents have
"They even pulled a gun on occurred involving Defence
me and said 'get away, man, or Force personnel.
we'll kill you'. At this point "The arguments usually start
there were 10 or 12 guys. I can't over women, because the
say whether they were all off- Defence Force men tr^ .e the
duty, but they were acting like view that Inagua men should-
criminals." n't be talking to womth offi-
Mr Ingraham stressed that cers.
some Defence Force personnel "However, they think it's
are well-liked m Inagua. "But okay to talk to our sisters. Most
there are also bad guys they men just enjoy the conversation
need to get rid of because they and nothing more than that.


Claim that NHI scheme


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FROM page one

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M LOCAL government officials, councillors and administrators from throughout the Bahamas attend-
ed the 2006 annual Local Government Conference at the Wyndham Nassau Resort on Monday.
(BIS photo: Raymond Bethel)


Bank predicting



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for the Bahamas


tor ag t esa objectss are
Phase III of Atlantis, the $1.3
billion Albany Resort and the
$250 million International
Marina in Chub Cay, Berry
Islands.
pr"Ti s pr ects will n
opportunities for Bahamians,
but they allow for the restruc-
turing of communities, infra-
structure, airport terminals,
police, immigration and cus-
toms facilities, oppportunitiesdfor
training for Bahamians," Mr
Peet said.
He added that international
bodies such as the Internation-
al Monetary Fund have said
the Bahamas has experienced a
rebirth in its economic devel-
theiit, aild this development
has and is Upected to be


f Ile by foreign direct invest-
In light of this "rebirth" and
to provide equal opportunities
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This board functions as a
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sa To. date, the DIB has
already received over 40 pro-
jects totalling $1 billion with
requests for general business
advice, business advice on mar-
keting, funding, loan guaran-
tees, foreign partnership oppor-
tunities, private/public sector
partnership and acquisition of
crown land," Mr Peet said.


FROM page one
global financial centre and an
investor-friendly jurisdiction."
As a result, the Central Bank
has released figures showmg
atstchoen nt rt
National Product in 2005-2006
was 15-20 per cent, he said.
Meanwhile, in terms of mon-
ey resulting from "anchor pro-
Jects and other major projects
att ous stages of pleme
ure totalled over $20 billion."
According to Mr Peet, the
ministry of financial services
and investments has received
30 pmject f consideration
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Of these, 48 of the approved
projects are tinder construction
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5 UNDER Secretary at the Ministry of National Security Peter W PARTICIPANTS at listen attentively as speakers talk about
Deveaux-Isancs told participants how the public needs to aid the the impacts of crime on businesses in the country.
police in crime fighting. (Left to right), Crime Prevention Com- (Photos: BIS/Raymond Bethel)
mittee chairman Branville McCartney and Philip Simon look on.


t lad t
responsibility of bringing all of
us to therefore this very impor-


o hn penfeo a g
have the tools, we have the
d a3d h thk oou
security that we begin firing
onalle y lindersby tak in g
advantage of every available


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McCartney told the participants
eu io tret a o a

a y e mt e
of criminals would do? There
oo bd3 Iaon a Inr
sons are watching and listening
- they will be more reluctant to
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emitted to worlang with the busi-
nessecommunity to eradicate
,

ro ei un on
the Chamber's partnership with
de 111d tsoo in
crimes
"Since crime transcends poli-
ties, social, religious and eco-


thno daen s fpt e n tsy
prU rosneore rm t the Min-
istry of National Security Peter
Deveaux-Isaacs said all citizens
mu o 3 r rt o

artnerShip

"And so this effort of part-
nership and cooperation that
the Chamber of Commerce and
Crime Stoppers have initiated
will go a long way in galvamsmg
our BahamiAn population, even
from the business standpoint,
to fight crime with all of its
efforts," he said.


hm n ye s
Bheea ndham Resorte Cabk
'Approaches to overcoming and
preventing crime.

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n at cuni cit n th on nus
tourism and financial services,
b I eshselapct ft r
try.
"Being able to collaborate
once again with the nation's
elite.Royal Bahamas Police
Force and Crime Stoppers
should send a strong.message
,that the private sector is reaf-
firmed and committed to play-


8 no aa Services
EVERY crime committed in
the country impacts business
and the economy, president of

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businesses to a standstill -
et fdm a u rr f
dence and safety," Mrs Wright
told participants at the second
annual crime preverition.semi-
nar on Thursday, November
23;
The Chamber of Commerce,
in conjunenon with Crime Stop-
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business@tribunemedia.net Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street


Brtsh American bu outYa


. By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
UNITED States utilities giant Mirant
isseeking to sell its 55 per cent stake in
Grand Bahama Power Company as part of
a wider disposal of its Chribbean inter-
ests, believing a single transaction will
generate most value and enable it to avoid
writing down the value of assets held for
sale.
In its quarterly 100 report, fil4d with the
Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC), the Atlanta-headquartered power
' company said: --luirant is currently seeking
to sell the Caribbean business in a single
transaction. Mirarit's analysis indicated
that no impairment \\as necessary, as the
estimated fair value less costs to sell
exceeded the book carrying value.
"However, if the operating companies
and investments that comprise the
Caribbean.business.are ultimately not sold
in a single transaction, an impairment loss
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4-4


TABUNE BUSINESS OPINION
-------------
haste to get the NHI scheme on
the statute books, the Govern-
ment inay be storing up a whole
host of problems for the economy
and current and future genera-
tions of Bahainians.
Here is just a summary of the
concerns:
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
The Government is proposing
that the National Insurance
Board (NIB) administer the NHI
scheme. After all, it has a vast
network of infrastructure and
offices across the Bahamas.
Yet the Government's own
Blue Ribbon Commission noted
that NIB's inefficiencies were a
major harrier to the effectiveness
and efficiency of NHI, and
whether it would be workable.
The Commission noted that
NIB was overstaffed by 25 per
cent, and operating in 2003-20-4
with administrative costs that
were equivalent to 17 per cent of
NHI contributions.
"An NHI system will not be
feasible with that high an admin-
istrative burden," the Commis-

SEE page 4B


majority of their profits from
their life insurance portfolios,
and earn.minitnal profits from
their health business. .
The risk transfer is likely to
be a positive development for
health policyholders, as they
will now be able to benefit
from the expertise and .capi-
tal base of a major Interna-
tional insurance group. ,
The Generali group is said
to include 614 companies and
Operate in 50 countries, pro-
viding property, auto, life and
health insurance. It is the
fourth largest insurer in
Europe by premium volumes,
and among the top 10 globally.
This has effectively left
British American Insurance as
an agent for Assicurazoni


General in the Bahamas on
health msurance, with the for-
mer retaining underwriting for
its life insurance book ofbusi-
ness and all investment activi-
ties, ulcluding annuities and
pensions.
British American Insurance
-Company, which was estab-
lished in the Rathamas in 1920,
is part of the Bi-itish Ameri-
can Group.
Its ultimate parent, under-
stood to be British American
Holdings, is controlled by
Mauritius-based Dawood
Rawat, its chairman,
Insurance sources suggest-
ed that any buyout led by Mr
Cooper and other Bahannans

SEE 3B
page


having to meet a number of
deadlines this month. It is
understood that financing for
the deal was never a problem.
The Tribune was also
informed that while one pre-
vious option for completing
the deal included the involve-
ment of Bahamian general
insurance carrier, RoyalStar
Assurance, and its chairman,
Franklin Wilson, in the pur-
chasing group, they were not
meluded. "They're not partic-
Ipating," a source said.
The Tribune understands
that there will be no impact
on the jobs of existing British
American staff, with the com-
pany's existing operations arid
structure unchanged follow-
ing the buyout.
. British American Insurance,


one of the four remaining lify
and health insurance carriers
in the Bahamian market, has
already outsourced the risk in
its health insurance portfolio
to Assicurazoni Generall part
of the Italian-based Generali
group, regarded as Europe's
fourth largest insurer. .
This deal, which effectively
transferred the risk attached
to its health portfolio, was part
of the wider picture involving
British Americari Insurance's
management buyout.
The move took the form of
a reinsurance agreement, with
Assicurazoni Generali under-
writing the risk involved with
all British American's health
insurance pohcles. ,
Bahamian life and health
insurers generally generate the


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he management-
led buyout of
British American
Insurance Com-
an the
Bahamian 1 fe nd health
insurer, is now only awaiting
the relevant government and
regulatory approvals before it
can be concluded, sources told
The Tribune yesterday.
The management buyout is
being led by Chester Cooper,
British American's president
and chief executive, who could
not be reached for comment
yesterday.
However, sources close to
the situation said the buyout
was still moving forward, after


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completed, aird that some contenders have
been eliminated from the process. Inter-
ested parties are now waiting to see who
has made it into the second bidding round,
and when this will start.
A collective sale of Mirant's will niake it
more difficult for Bahamians to pai-tici-
pale in the process other than as minority
partners anached to a larger mternation-
al bidder, such as a major electrical utility.
This is due to the huge sum that would
needed to finance a purchase of Mirant's
Caribbean interests. The Tribune under-
stands that one Bahamian bid for just
Grand Bahama Power Company alone
comprised the company's management
and employees in a possible management
buyout, but thesis unlikely to have made it
into the second round.
The best Bahamian groups could hope
for, sources have said, would be to act as

SEE 5B -


could result. .
"Our estimate at September 30, 2006, is
that these potential losses would not be
material. As of September 30, 2006, the
bookvalue for tivo of the investments in
the Caribbean business exceeded the esti-
mated fair value by a Cornbitted attroutlt of
less than $10 million." ,
: Apart from its 55 per cent stake in
Grand Bahama Ifower Company, Miran-
t's other Caribbeari operations include an
80 per cent stake in Jamaica Public Service
Company, a 39 per cent interest in Power
. Generation Company of Trinidad 80 Toba-
go, and a 25.5 per cent stake in Curacao
Utilities Company.
One source with knowledge of the auc-
tion process Mirant is conducting, and
which it is expecting to conclude by mid-
2007, said: "I heard there's a strong bidder
out there with lots of money, trying to
capture the whole [Caribbean] thing."
The Tribune understands that the first
round in the auction process has been


5 By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHAMIAN businesses
and the private sector believe
that Clause 14 in the proposed
National Health Insurance Bill
is "very much unnecessary", as
the area it attempts to regu-
late.is covered in the labour
laws, a consultant to the
National Coalition for Health-
care Reform said yesterday.
Winston Rolle, a former
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce president, said the busi-
ness community was "still very
much concerned" with Clause
14 of the Bill, and was debating
how it would work.
"I'm not quite sure they're
[the Government] clear on
how Clause 14 will impact the
business community at large,"
Mr Rolle said,
He added that its inclusion
in the National Health Insur-
ance Bill appeared to be an
attempt. to cover anything
related to trade union or indus-
trial contract negotiations.


"We still feel very much that
it's an unnecessary clause, as
any changes to employee pack-
ages or benefits is covered
under the labour laws, so there
should be no need to have it in
the NHI legislationi" Mr Rolle
said.
Clause 14 (1) of the NHI Bill
says that despite any agree-
ment a Bahamian employer
niay have in place regardmg
the provision of group health
insurance for his workers with
a trade union representing
them, or in their contracts of
employment, "every employ-
er is entitled to modify..... the
rate of contributions payable"
under this scheme, to elinki-
nate any duplication and
"overlap" of benefits with the
proposed NHI scheme.
Apart from the fact that this
seems to allow employers to
arbitrarily tear up any con-
tracts and agreements made
over the provision of private

SEE page 6B


YOU so wanted to believe him.
Dr Bernard Nottage, minister of.
health and national insurance,
gave ap incredibly seductive
address to the nation on the Gov-
ernment's proposed National
Health Insurance (NHI) plan,
playing on every possible emo-
tion to convince the electorate
that this plan will work. Only one
problem: it sounds fine in theory,
but as everyone knows, the reali-
ty is likely to be far different
when the Government gets
involved in business and money.
Butforgettheliolitics:let'sgive
the Government some credit first.
The objective of providing afford-
able, accessible healthcare for all
Bahadians and legal residents
regardless of income and status
in life is a laudable and noble
objective. No one would argue
that this nation's healthcare sys-
tem, especially in the public sec-
tor, needs to be reformed and
strengthened. Nor would they dis-
agree that something needs to be
done to enable the poor, elderly,
unemployed, terminally ill and
other marginalised, downtrodden
elements, to have access to good
healthcare without financial wor-
ries.
Trouble is, there may be better
ways to do it, and Tribune Busi-
ness would agree with the con-
cerns of those viho fear that in its


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across the entire company, via
the sharing of criticalinforma-
tion.
For example, if neighbour-
ing companies have been expe-
riencing assaults on staff in
their parkmg lot, it is possible
this type of criminal activity
may spillover on to your firm's
premises. Is it better to keep
this formation a secret or, as
suggested by a client, hide and
wait for the assailant and catch
him in the act? The latter may
sound good, and when seen in
the movies looks good, but
when attempted in real life
there are numerous logistics'
costs, and risks involved.
ad ouls ai noott teenrtitao
idnan rt apatredsn
close off high risk areas after
hours. All these suggestions
are low risk and low cost, com-
pared with the amount of man
hours you would have to invest
in setting up the sting opera-
tion.
The question I always ask
stud tnt oand clients is Which

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person who is monitoring to
detect approaching objects.
It was this invention that
assisted the British in holding
off the air onslaught of the
German Air Force during
World War II. The device
allowed the smaller Royal Air
Force (RAF) to be forewarned
of the approach of the Ger-
man long-range bombers. It
was critical that the radar oper-
ator alerted all persons con-
cerned about the location,
heading, speed and size of the


incoming object. By doing this,
the RAF fighters could be
accurately deployed and
counter the Germans.
This sounding of an alarm -
or sharing of information,
depending on the method is
the next critical step.in the cor-
porate security manager's
efforts towards preventing loss
and crime issues. The manag-
er is the lead person in a com-
pany's efforts to eliminate loss
events, and must understand
that 'awareness' must take root


WE have created awareness
of our surroundings to combat
crime, but what can you busi-
nessmen do now?. This sense
of awareness is similar to a
radar you know, the thing
used to alert pilots and ship
operators of the approach of
potential danger. What radar
does is very similar to what I
described in last week's arti-
cle; it essentially sends out feel-
ers in the form of radio waves
which, after bouncing off the
incoming object, enables the


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your vacation at; the one that
has a good detection and con-
viction rate, or the one that has
a low level of criminal inci-
dr n e hl ssaa d
f tt c t tbr gd ou
tenuously, and on all events
which happen. The idea that
they cannot handle the news
is dangerous and irresponsible,
considering they are most like-
ly to be the 'news' or, in other
words, the topic of discussion
because they became a victim.
Similarly,,it is important
suggestions for correcting or
preventing the problem are
garnered, which means listen-
ing to persons who may have a
different yet valuable perspec-
tive compared 1;o yours. This
is sometimes difficult for the
manager, as ego gets in the
way of understanding whether
the expert really is the person
with the problem, or who the
one who will confront the.
issue. Going back to the RAF
fighters, on several occasions
their on-ground cominanders
gave directives on holy the
pilots should engage the ene-
my. Sometimes they worked,
but on occasions the heat of
battle demanded> other meth-


ods.
Basically, what is being said
at this juncture is that the cor-
porate security manager must
oromla i tpa d t ir
forT fen rmmeTdoan
tions from persons who are
closer to the event. My
research and observations have
shown where this inability to
timely share information could
have resulted in the elimina-
tion of a loss event. Thus the
prevailing problem of inflated
egos has cost corporations
more time and money than any
other deficiency in security.

NB: Gamal Newry is the
president of Preventative Mea-
sures, a loss prevention and
.asset protection training and
consulting company, specialis-
' ing in policy and procedure
, developatent,,business securi-
ty reviews and audits, and
emergency and crisis manage-
ment.
- Comments can be sent to
P.O. Box N-3154 Nassau,
Bahamas or, email
gnewry@preventativemea-
sures.net or visit or website at
www.preventativemeasures.net


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has been completed; a Certificate of
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(Liquidator)


Banca del Sempione (Overseas) Ltd.


Employment Opportunity for
Compliance and Risk Management Officer


Banca del Sempione (Overseas) Ltd. is looking for a Compliance
and Risk Management Officer to join its select team of professionals.
The appropriate candidate will have several years experience within
a compliance and/or risk management function, and be conversant
with local and international laws and regulations.

Responsibilities will include:

Maintain a comprehensive understanding of local laws and
regulations regarding the financial services industry
Develop and maintain policies and procedures in accordance
with local laws and regulations
Establish effective monitoring and reporting programs for
policies and procedures
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recorded
Carry out regular and ad hoc reviews of activities
Develop, monitor and report on key risk indicators
-, Provide recommendations for improvements to risk
management process
Report to Executive Management and Board of Directors

Minimum qualification: LLB, ACIB, CPA, BACO or similar
.
designation is preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Bahamians or persons
with Bahamian residency status only need apply. Interested
candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


back to the people in a referendum.
Mr Moss mamtained that the
most precious resource in the
Bahamas was its people. "What
does it say when people get sick and
cannot work?" he added.
Mr Thompson said he was part
of the roup as a Bahamian cit1-
zen, an representing a political par-
ty. It is a good thmg, timely and
long overdite," he said. Mr Thomp-
son added that the NHI plan was
similar to attorneys who provide
free legal service to those who can-
not afford to pay legal fees.
"This is just a way of levelling the
playing field," he said. Mr Thomp-


son said it was vital that the NHI
plan be adopted before more poor
Bahamians have to die due to a lack
of money. While he acknowledged
that there were questions m the
mmds of some persons, Mr Thomp-
son said this created a healthy level
of dialogue in the Bahamas.
However, he added that the Gov-
ernment had not launched an effec-
tive public relations campaign for
the NHI project, something that
could be improved upon. Mr
, Thompson said this plan was a
major crossroads for Bahamian
maturity and development. "This is
the litmus test," he said.


support for the Government's con-
troversial insurance plan.
The group's goal is to provide
moral support to the Government as
debate begins on the passage of the
National Insurance Bill in the House
of Assembly today. Mr Moss said
the nation's health was too impor-
tant for NHI to be politicized. "We


recognize that there is a powerful
minority that has voiced heir objec-
tions to the present NHI," he added.
"This is demoralizing when one sees
that the objections are from groups
and individuals that have access to
quality health care and benefit
financially from the status quo
remaining. I do not see any person


lacking health insurance coming out
against this programme.
"This group seemingly controls
tremendous funds and could very
easily drown out the voices of the
majority. They are those that can
benefit financially from the status
quo remaining," said Mr Moss.
He added that since the PLP gov-
ernment promised a national health
plan in its election Our Plan, they
had to fulfill their promise to the
Bahamian people and provide one.
Mr Moss said that because
Bahamians voted for the PLP's Our
Plan during the May 2002 elections,
there was no need to take the NHI


A By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
ATTORNEYS Paul Moss and
Fa ne Thompson yesterday said
they had formed a group called
Bahamians for National Health
Insurance in an effort to lend their


I I


was likely to be a positive
development for British
American Insurance Compa-
ny, giving it sharper focus
through its new owners' on-
ground presence and bolster-
ing its competitive position.
The firm is currently con-
sidered non-resident for
exchange control purposes as a
result of its international own-
ership, and any Bahamian-led
buyout would reverse this sit-
uation by making it resident.
The fact that Bahamians
have the centr lhr m i n
Insurance Company buyout
also fits in nicely with the Gov-
ernment's stated aim of
expanding and deepening
Bahamian ownership of com-
panies and assets within the
context of the wider economy.


had to start somewhere.
Mr Moss added: "Private insurance wastes heath
dollars on things that have nothing to do with care:
overheads, underwriting, billing, sales and marketing
departments, as well as huge profits and exorbitant
executivegay. 4
"It haW1. to bdbn alleged that some doctors charge
exorbitant rates when a patient is insured, as they see
it as taxing the insurance company and not the
patient."
Mr Moss claimed the opponents of the NHI plan
Myere only interested in money, not in the Bahamas or
its people.
I find it perplexing that those that took a vow to
fight for patients in need are seemingly fighting for
profit," Mr Moss said.
He added that the plan was originally suggested in
the 1980s, and the Blue Ribbon Commission's work
was submitted in 2003-2004. Therefore, he said per-
sons who were saying NHI was being rushed simply
did not want the plan.
In addition, Mr Moss said no one who is against
NHI has brought any credible alternative to the pub-
lic domain.


5 By CARA BRENNEN- BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
FEARS that the National Health Insurance (NHI)
scheme will not be financially sustainable, resultingin
increased contribution rates for businesses and
employees once it is implemented, are jua speculouch
and should not be a concern, an attorney advocating
the plan said yesterday.
Paul Moss said: "We can all speculate about the fig-
ures, but we know that unlike Canada and the Unit-
ed Kingdom, with very large populations, we have
300,000 persons and we know that some can pa, and
some cannot."
Mr Moss said it was a fact of governance that la\-
es pay for public services in a country, and it was is
only right that those who earned more should pay
more.
"Even if the premiums increase, that is how you
build a nation," he added.
Mr Moss said that even if the $235 million figure,
touted as the cost for the provision of medical ser-
vices, was not correct, it was a start and could be
increased as needs expanded. He said the Bahamas


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THE COASTAL PARTNERS ENERGY OPPORTUNITY
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PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 (6) OF
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PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006


in this scenario: raise contribu-
tion rates above the 5.3 per cent
currently contemplated, or sub-
stantially cut the services and ben-
efits package offered by NHI.
The former will act as a dead-
weight borne by the Bahamian
economy, reducing its competi-
tiveness and increasing unem-
ployment; the latter will lead to
healthcare rationing, shortages of
staff and resources, and long wait-
ing times for drugs and opera-
tions substandard healthcare.
TRANSPARENCY
AND ACCOUNTABILITY
All governments have fallen
down in this area. The Public
Hospitals Authority has not sub-
mitted audited financial- state-
ments since 2002, and the Nation-
al Health Insurance Bill does not
appear to provide for an annual
audit of the vast sums of money
this scheme will take in, only an
actuarial review once every three
years.

QUCStiOil
A further question is: Who
guards the guardians? This is
another Bill in which the minister
appears all-powerful, and it is he
. who,.it appears, will be the only
overseer of the 10-member Com-
mission charged with administer-
ing NHI.


will act as a tax on business and
labour, despite what the Govern-
ment says, reducing economic
competitiveness in what is already
a high-cost economy. Workers'
chsposable income and take home
pay are also likely to be reduced.
These are reasons for caution
enoughonimplementing the NHI
scheme. And then there's the pol-
itics. Don't get Tribune Business
wrong, it's neither a supporter of
the FNM or PLP, as politics is
not its thing-
*
Rushing

Yet in rushing NHI forward,
Prime Minister Perry Christie has
possibly revealed his hand, in that
he is looking at a March 2007 gen-
eral election. Rush NHI on to the
statute book pre-Christmas, pro-
rogue Parliament in January and
then go to the country saying that
if you want this scheme, vote us
back in.
It is unfortunate that the timing
has politicized the debate on
healthcare reform, the Prime
Minister no doubt desperately
wanting to show he can deliver
on a 2002 campaign promise. But
NHI should not be promoted as a
'rich versus poor' issue, or one
that is free healthcare, as this is to
unnecessarily raise the Bahamian
people's expectations to unreal-


isticlevels.
The Government no doubt
feels NHI will play well with its
so-called 'grassroots' supporters
and ensure plenty of election
votes, but a word of caution here.
Whether it is a net vote winner
remains to be seen, given that
there is a substantial middle class
- where most 'swing voters' are
likely to reside who may be
unhappy at being forced to give
up, or reduce, their private health
insurance care for an inefficient
public sector scheme. Remem-
ber, choice is everything in guar-
anteeing competitive prices and
quality services.
And no, NHI is not the best
option for the Bahamas. Apart
from the multitude of unan-
swered questions, a one-size-fits-
all model penalizes those who can
afford private health insurance.
Tribune Business is not suggesting
this must be the way to go, but
something like the catastrophic
health insurance fund the former
FNM administration was looking
at seems a better option. The
objectives are right; the method
not.
By holding back on his NHI
plan, Mr Christie could achieve
a historical first for politicians of
all parties, becoming the first
Bahamian leader to do the right
thing, not the politically expedient
thing.


WONKY ECONOMICS
As Dr Andre Rollins, head of
the Bahamas Dental Association
has pointed out, the Government
is forecasting that the NHI costs
will remain at $235 million for
three years, adjusted for inflation.
This does not take into account
the expected 20 per cent increase
in use of the health system when
NHI comes in (a figure again like-
ly to be on the low side) and, as
Mr Rollins says, the sums just
don't add up.
Then there was Prime Minis-
ter Perry Christie, who told Par-
liament that the NHI scheme was
proposing to offer a wider bene-
fits package than any private
insurance policy at a lower cost.
Huh? I thought that when you
consumed more, you had to pay
more.
While Dr Nottage has admitted
that the NHI contribution rate
could go up, he said that since
wages will rise with inflation, this
will be no problem as the pro-
portion of income Bahamians
spend on NHI will not change.
Only one problem. Wages do not
always increase in line with infla-
tion, and at some point the
Bahamian economy may move
into recession.
THE ECONOMY
There is little doubt that NHI


sion noted, adding that these
needed to drop below 10 per cent.
Since then, those administrative
costs have ballooned to north of
20 per cent. .
Can the Government explain
why it is convinced about NHI's
seemingly red-hot feasibility,
when in the words of the Com-
mission, NHI is becoming increas-
ingly unfeasible?
In addition, Doctors Hospital
recently placed a block on accept-
ing NIB as an insurer of patients,
after the fund ran up an arrears of
$1.7 million in unpaid claims.
If NIB is so inefficient with a
sum of $1.7 million, just imagine
what it will be like with $235 mil-
lion, taking the Government's
NHI costing at face value. Does-
n't inspire much confidence, does
it?

CURRENT WEAKNESSES
Then there is the public health
system infrastructure. Again in
the Blue Ribbon Commission's
own words: "The cost of services
in the public health sector is high-
er than it should be, and is related
to inefficiencies in the health care
institutions. For an NHI system to
be sustainable, a management
strengthening process is neces-


sary to foster efficiency and cost
containment in the public sector
institutions."
Nothing has been done on this,
either, suggesting the Govern-
ment is putting the NHI cart
before the horse by not tackling
the existing system's weaknesses.
Dr Nottage's pronouncement that
committees are looking at this,
and it will be dealt with after NHI
is implemented, do not inspire
confidence.

AN AGING
POPULATION
The Blue Ribbon Commission
notes that the percentage of the
Bahamian population aged 65
and over will rise from 5.2 per
cent in 2000 to 22 per cent in
2060. This group "is responsible
for a disproportionate share of
health care expenditure".
This means that, coupled with
rising medical technology costs,
demands on the Bahamian
healthcare system will steadily
increase. As use rises, so will the
cost of services, blowing the $235
million figure through the roof
and undermining NHI's long-
term financial sustainability and
viability.
There are only two solutions


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We are pleased to report that the company's net assets per share were 12.08 per share compared to
11.39 per share for the same quarter last year.

An interim dividend was not declared for the quarter ending March 31, 2006.


Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation Ltd.


We are pleased to report that the company's net assets per share were 12.32 per share compared to
11.44 per share for the same quarter last year.

An interim dividend was not declared for the quarter ending June 30, 2006.


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INTERNATIONAL


GOVERN MEN T GUA RAN TE ED ADVAN CE D

EDUCATION LOAN SCHEME

In collaboration with the Education Guaranteed Fund Loan Program of the
Ministry of Education, Bank of The Bahamas International is pleased to advise
that the cheque disbursement for ALL students in the Loan Pro am will take
place at Holy Trinity Activity Centre,.Stapledon Gardens, beginning December
4 to December 8, 2006, from 9:00am to 3:00pm as follows:



NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS


Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation Ltd.


We are pleased to report that the company's net assets per share were 11.87 per share compared to
11.34 per share for the same quarter last year.

An interim dividend of $0.20 per share was declared for the quarter ending December 31, 2005
and was paid on April 4, 2006 to all shareholders of record as at December 31, 2005.


TIME: 9:00 AM 3:00PM

PLACE: Holy Trinity Activity Centre

Staple don Gardens

* Returning Students and/or Guarantors should be present and must
bring relevant identification, (valid Passport and National Insurance
Card).
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identification, (valid Passport, National Insurance Card, current
job letter and copy of a utility bill).
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has been com leted
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006, PAGE 5B


H anesoBabak


Honurble C. A. Smith


the Mirant sale will ultimately
involve a transaction via BISX.
Lady Henrietta St George
owns and controls a 50.37 per
cent stake m ICD Utilities. By
extension, this makes her the
owner of a 25 per cent stake
m the electricity company, and
the major partner for whoever
purchases Mirant's majority
stake.
Among the companies
thought to be interested is the
Canadian utility, Fortis, which
already has strong Caribbean
connections.
It owns power generation
operations in Belize, Turks &
Caicos and the Cayman
Islands, where it has a 37.4 per
cent stake in Caribbean Utili-
ties.
The Caribbean Utilities con-
nection gives it a strong
Baliamas link, as a major play-
er in that company is Frank
Brothers, a major sharehold-
er in Bahamian companies
such as Systems Resource
Group(SRG)andAbacoMar-
kets.
-Another possible player in
the process could be the Gov-
ernment through the Bahamas
Electricity Corporation (BEC),
although it is unlikely whether
it would have the financial
muscle to acquire the 55 per
cent stake.
It would also represent a
return to nationalization and
reversal of privatization, and
the Government would also
probably be reluctant to
become involved in utility
operations in Freeport, pre-
ferring to leave that to the Port
Authority and its partners.
JP Morgan Chase is handling
what has been described as an
auction process for Grand


Bahama Power Company and
the other Caribbean assets.
Writing in ICD Utilities 2005
annual report, David Dunbar,
then chief executive of Grand
Bahama Power Company, said
its net earnings in fiscal 2005
increased by 28.6 per cent
upon hxirricane-ravaged 2004,
rising from $4.9 million to $6.3
million.
Mr Dunbar attributed the
increase to a 4.2 per cent rise in
sales to 370 gigawatt hours-
Yet sales were up against low
2004 comparative as a result
of the hurricanes, and contin-
ued to be affected by the'Roy-
al Oasis closure:
He added that Grand
Bahama Power Company
again suffered "a continued
increase in expenses to restore
the electricity system" after
Hurricane Wilma in 2005,
upgrading and restoring the
power lines to western Grand
Bahama.
Some 50 per cent of Grand
Bahama Power Company's
almost 19,000 customers were
back on line four days after
Hurricane Wilma passed, with
90 per cent of customers
receiving power some six days
later.
In 2004, Grand Bahama
Power Company suffered $12
million in losses from the dam-
age inflicted by Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne $7.9 mil-
lion in repairs, and $4 million
in revenues.
The decision to dispose of
its majority stake in Grand
Bahama Power Company is
part of a wider strategy by
Migrant to sell-off all its inter-
national operations and focus
solely on its home market of
the US.
? '


Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation Ltd.


Balance Sheet
As of:

Total Assets
Total Liabilities
Total Net Assets
Net Assets per Share



Income Statement
Quarterending:
Total Income
Total Expenses.
Net Income


March 31, 2006
$
19,980,518
6,895,708
13,084,810
12.08




March31,2006

442,792
213,597
229,195


March 31, 2005
$
18,798,364
6,462,656
12,335,708
11.39




March31,2005

447,338
177,714
269,624


Honourable C. A.Smith


Hannes Babak


Premier Commercial Real Estate Investment Corporation Ltd.


exce Sheet

Total Assets
Total Liabilities
Total Net Assets
Net Assets per Share



Income Statement
Quarter ending:
Total Income
Total Expenses
Net Income


June 30, 2005
$
18,956,237
6,562,017
12,394,220
11.44




June 30, 2005
*
435,499
165,824
269,675


June 30, 2006
$
20,020,571
6,679,928
13,340,643
12.32




June 30, 2006
S
. 477,255
221,422
255,833


IHonourable C. A. Smith


Hannes Babak


Premier Commercial Real Estate Investmerit Corporation Ltd.


Balance Sheet


December 31, 2004


December 31, 2005


Total Assets


Income Statement


December 31, 2004


December 31, 2005
$
456,695
136,615
320,080


Total Income


436,641


THE TRIBUNE


Gr and Bahama


FROM page 1B

minority partners in a bid
group or as corporate advis-
ers, in both cases providing
much-needed local knowledge
to mternational players.
One source said the most
likely purchasers of Mirant's
shareholding would be "large
players, able to make the cap-
ital investment required and
fly in people to fix things" in
the aftermath of a hurricane.
Major electrical utilities
would have the "deep pock-
ets" and economies of scale
required to run Grand Bahama
Power Company, and the
human resources for hurricane
repairs.
Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany's total book value, or
total assets minus total liabili-
ties, stood at just under $115
million at December 31, 2005.
This means that Mirant's stake
was worth $63.25 million, using
this valuation method, and
financial analysts spoken to by
The Tribune felt it might be
-sold for 2x book value, making
it worth $126.5 million.
Major electrical utilities
from across North, South and
Central America are among
those competing for Mirant's
55 per cent Grand Bahama
Power Company stake, which
was put up for sale in the sum-
mer.
Migrant holds 50 per cent of
Grand Bahama Power Com-
pany through its own sub-
sidiary, Mirant Grand Bahama
Ltd, with the remaining 5 per
cent interest owned through
ICD Utilities, the BISX-listed
holding vehicle for the other
50 per cent stake. Therefore,


A F
G K
L O
& 0
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Monday, December 4, 2006
'lliesday, December 5, 2006
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Friday, December 8, 2006





..... -

Notice

RONGON GROUP LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors havin debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the
undersignedatOceanCentreMontaguForeshoreEastBay Street,
PO. Box N-3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or
before the 6th day of December, 2006. In default thereof they
will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made by the
Li dator
qm

Dated the 28th day of November, 2()06. .


LINDEN MAYCOCK
LIQUIDATOR

-
*
NOilCC

RONGON GROUP LTD*

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
.
(a) RONGON GROUP LTD is m dissolution under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act 2000
.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 28th
November 2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Lynden Maycock of
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, Nassau,
Bahamas, as sole Liquidator.
Dated the 28th day of November 2006.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
For the above-named Company



NOUCC

MARINEADVENTURECO.INC.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) MARINE ADVENTURE CO. INC. is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced oin the 28th
November 2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Lynden Maycock of
Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street, Nassau,
Bahamas, as sole Liquidator.
Dated the 28th day of November 2006.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
Fortheabove-namedCompany






NOTICE



The following property is offered for sale
pursuant to a power of sale contained in a
Mortgage dated the 2nd day of January A.D.,
1996 recorded in the Registry of Records
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in
Volume 6651 at pages 499 to 502, namely.

"ALL THAT Piece of land situate in the
Settlement of Spanish Wells and bounded
Northwardly by land the property of Alvin
Gareth Pinder and Clarabelle Pinder and
running thereon One Hundred and Fifteen (115)
Feet Eastwardly by Private Road reservation and
running thereon Eighty (80) Feet Southwardly by
land now or formerly the property of the property
of David Jethro Pinder and running thereon One


Hundred and Fifeen (115) Feet and Westwardly
by land now or formerly of David Horner (Jack)
Sweeping and running thereon Eighty(80) Feet.

ALL bids must be sent should be
addressed to 'the Mortgagee' C/O P.O. Box
N-1055, Nassau The Bahamas, and should
be submitted within Twenty-eight (28) days.

The Mortgage reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.


1LT *
IT Ot ice

Nemmah Holdi Ltd

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) Nemmah Holding Ltd is in dissolution under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act 2000

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 24th
November 2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General
.
(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Lynden Maycock of
ocean Centsres, Mon udForeshore, East Bay Street, Nassau,

Dated the 24th day of November 2006.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
For the above-named Company




Legal Notice

Notice

Nemmah Holding Ltd.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the
undersigned at Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore, East Bay Street,
PO. Box N-32-P, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or
before the 6th:day of December, 2006. In default thereof they
will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made by the
Liquidator.

Dated the 24th day of November, 2006.


LINDEN MAYCOCK
LIQUIDATOR


Legal Notice

NOtice

MARINE ADVENTURE CO. INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to, the
undersigned at Ocean CentreMonta Foreshore, East Bay Street,
PO Box N-3247, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator on or
before the 6th day.of December, 2006. In default thereof they
will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made by the
Liquidator.

Dated the 28th day of November, 2006.


LINDEN MAYCOCK
LIQUIDATOR .


BAHAMAS PROPERTY FUND LIMITED


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 6B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006


tion, and we anticipate having
it by the end of the week.
"Our goal is to not only
share it with the public, but
also the Ministry of Health.
Once they have that kind of
information, we're hoping it
tempers they're thinking on
the implementation stage of
. NHI, and what it could mean
for employers, employees and
the economy at large."
Mr Rolle said a Monday
night town meeting on Grand
Bahama had generated addi-
tional concerns from residents
on that island, particularly how
they would access services
under NHI that were not pro-
vided at the RAND Memorial
Hospital.
Among the concerns
expressed were how airlift and
transportation to New Provi-
dence under NHI would work,
and how people would be able
to take time off work.
Mr Rolle said another con-
cern expressed was that Grand
Bahama and Freeport, the
Bahamas' second city, had
been cut out of consultation
on the NHI scheme, as both
the Blue Ribbon Commission
ahd various planning commit-
tee had included hardly any-
one from there or the Family
Islands.
The Coalition was still wait-


ing for the Government to pro-
vide it with the full report from
which it had derived its NHI
estimates, especially the $235
million cost of services, some-
thing it had promised to dehy-
er by the end of this week, Mr
Rolle said.
He added: "Fundamentally,


our objective is to be includ-
ed in the process a little more,
and hopefully they'll have an
appreciation that we have
something to bring to the table,
we brmg value to the process,
and want to implement a plan
for the better of the entire
country."


Businesses: NHI Clause


FROM page 1B



health insurance for their staff,
the following clause, 14 (2), of
the Bill stipulates that "no
employer shall make any mod-
ification [to their private group
coverage] without obtaining
the prior written approval of
the Minister". To obtain this
approval, all relevant informa-
tion and materials, including a
copy of the group health plan,
has to be sent to the Minister.
Businesses fear Clause 14
could even be interpreted as
preventing companies from
dropping private group health
insurance for their employees
once NHI comes in.
Meanwhile, Mr Rolle said
yesterday the Coalition antici-
pated receiving by the end of
this week a completed survey
on how Bahamian employers
would be impacted by NHI
from the US-based Segal
Group, the firm compiling the
responses received from com-
panies in this nation.
He added that responses had
been received from companies
employing more than 20,000
workers, and said: "Segal said
they need another couple of
days to compile the informa-









GN-439




GOVERNMENT NO TICE


Ministry Of Transport and Aviation


a Port Department


~ar IsParstn~ara~*~ln~~Ra~ul~il~P--LI = -----I Il~-~uY~"nnar~n


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2000, wNc~ /a


RENEWAL JET SKIr NEW PROVIDENCE


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 14* December 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) days before 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 under mentioned persons have applied for grant of licenses as specified below:

RENEWAL JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE


REG. NO APIAT


BOAT NAME
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

Name
Jet Ski
No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jets ski

No Name
#ft
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


NP: 726RCB



NP: 727 RCB


NP: 502 SAN



NP: 745 BSC



- NP: 743 RCB



NP: 744 RCB



NP: 501 SAN



NP: 500 SAN



NP: 116 ATE



NP: 908 NSB



NP: 907 NSB


K. J. Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


K. J. WaBe sp rt6


Knowles Craig
Nassau, Bahamas


Lewis Sean
Nassau, Bahamas


Lewis Sean
Nassau, Bahamas


Lewis Sean
Nassau, Bahamas


Marc Christie
Nassau, Bahamas


Marc Christie
Nassau, Bahamas


Mark Edwin
Nassau, Bahamas


Moss Philip
Nassau, Bahamas


Moss Philip
Nassau, Bahamas ?


REG. NO APPLICANT
NP: 805 BSC A. C. Knowles
Nassau, Bahamas

Black Roscoe
NP: 911 NSB Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 910 NSB Black Roscoe
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 155 ATE C.J Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 110 ATE C. J. Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 104 ATE C. J. Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 656 ATW Davis Okinawa
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 655 ATW Davis Edith .
P.O. Box CR-54609
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 651 ATW Deveaux Reno J
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 909 ATE Farrington David
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 649 ATW Flowers Kym
P.O'Box N- 4078
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 647 ATW Flowers Kym
P.O.Box N- 4078
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 645 ATW Flowers Kym
P.O.Box N- 4078
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 804 BSC Hanna Ernest
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 803 BSC Hanna Ernest
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 815 BSC Hanna Willis
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 814 BSC Hanna Willis
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 819 BSC Johnson Denms
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 816 BSC Johnson Dennis
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME
No Name
Jet Ski
9ft
No Name
Jet Ski
9ft

No Name
Jet Ski
9ft

No Name
Jet Ski
9ft

No Name
98
Jet Ski

No Name
. 9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9A
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
9th
Jet Ski

No Name
98
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


No Name Aa


Rental


NP: 627 ATW



NP: 616 ATW



NP: 602 ATW



NP: 905 NSB



NP: 137 ATE



NP: 307 BSC



NP: 829 BSC



NP: 808 BSC



NP: 728 RCB





NP: 916 NSB




NP: 167 ATE



NP: 608 ATW




NP: 609 ATW


Musgrove Kenneth
P.O.Box SS-5048
Nassau, Bahamas


Musgrove Kenneth
P.O. Box SS- 5048
Nassau, Bahamas

Musgrove Kenneth
P.O.Box SS- 5048
Nassau, Bahamas

Moss Dwight
Nassau, Bahamas


Munroe Jervin
Nassau, Bahamas


Munroe Cleon
Nassau, Bahamas

Munroe Cleon
Nassau, Bahamas



Munroe Cleon
Nassau, Bahamas


Sam Ash Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas




Seatour Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas



Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB- 5030
Nassau, Bahamas


Glinton Patrick
P.O.Box SB- 50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O.Box SB- 50310
Nassau, Bahamas


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9it
Jet Ski

No Name
9tt
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9tt
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


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


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS









J


___ C


RENEWAL JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE'


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


REG. NO APPLICANT



NP116 ATE Glinton Patrick
P.O.Box SB- 50310
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 730 RCB. Ocean Adventures
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 924 NSB Ocean Adventure
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 734 RCB Ocean Adventure
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 732 RCB Ocean Adventures
Wateersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 731 RCB Ocean Adventures
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 923 NSB Ocean Adventures
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 733 RCB Ocean Adventures
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 736 RCB Ocean Adventures
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 735 RCB Ocean Adventures
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 738 RCB Ocean Adventures
Watersports ~
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 737 RCB Ocean Adventure
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 723 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N- 9057
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 722 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N- 9057
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 705 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O. Box N- 9057
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 710 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N- 9057
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 719 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N- 9057
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 707 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N-9057
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 706 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O. Box N-9057
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 720 RC$ Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N-9057 -
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 718 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N- 9057
Nassau, Bahamas
NP: 717 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N-9057
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 708 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N- 9057
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 716 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N-9057
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 715 RCB Rolle Renwick
P. O. Box N-9057
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 709 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N-9057
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 721 RCB Rolle Renwick
P.O.Box N- 9057
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME



No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9#
Jet Ski

No Name
9 8
Jet Ski

No Name
9A
Jet Ski


No Name
9A
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
9A
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9A
Jet Ski


No Name
98
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9&
Jet Ski

No Name
98
Jet Ski

No Name
9@
Jet Ski


No Name
9tt
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9&
Jet Ski '


APPLICANT

Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Reno Watersports
Nassitu, Bahamas


Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Rolle Cephas ,
Nassau, Bahamas


Rolle Cephas
Nassau, Bahamas


Rolle Cephas
Nassau, Bahamas


T.V. Watersports
P.O.Box N-10719
Nassau, Bahamas

T.V. Watersports
P.O.Box N- 10719
Nassau, Bahamas


Johnson Cedric
Nassau, Bahamas


Johnson Cedric
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
9A
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


REG. NO

NP: 625 ATW



NP: 626 ATW



NP: 650 ATW



NP: 606 ATW



NP: 607 ATW



NP: 662 ATW


NP: 646 ATW



NP: 645 ATW




NP: 109 ATE



NP: 156 ATE


NEW BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO


APPLICANT


USE


Cartwright Jonathan P


Nassau, Undersea Adventure Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

Wells Cleveland
Nassau, Bahamas


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE .


REG NO APPLICANT

NP: 2239 Adderley Ezekiel
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2239 Adderley Ezekiel
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME

Capricorn II
33 A
Fibreglass


Capricom
30 ft
Fibreglass

Ski Boat
21 ft
Paramount


Dreadnaught IV
42 ft
Fibreglass


Dreadnaught
42 ft
Fiberglass


d Dreadnaught VI
39 ft
Fibreglass

Escape
42 ft
Fibreglass
Sea Link
137 ft
Aluminum

Full Moon
32 ft
Fibreglass

Coral II
65 ft
Catamaran


New Horizon
60 ft
Fibreglass

Bong Dengue
40 ft
Fibreglass

Daisy Star
45 ft
Fibreglass

No Name
17 ft
Fibreglass


CASPASS UE


48 FryBa


NP2188


Breezes Super Club


B 6 Rescue Boat



B 45 Charter




A 30 Charter



B 40 Charter


B 40 Ferry Boat


A 250 Ferry Boat


B 36 Ferry Boat


B 250 Charter



A 60 Charter


A 0 Barge


B 100 Ferry Boat



B 8 Rental


NP: 4697 BaaaDvrCotd


NP: 1500



NP: 14


Bahama Divers Co ltd
P.O. Box SS- 5004
Nassau, Bahamas .


Bahama Divers Co Lt
P.O. Box SS- 5004
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 946 Brown Wilton
Nassau, Bahamas
NP: 6314 Bahamas Ferries
P.O. Box N- 3709
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 1890 Brown Leslie
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2418 Black Beard's
Tenders Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6651 Bower Nigel
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1668 Bower Nigel
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2199 Clear Alfred
Nassau, Bahamus


NP: 4938 CJ Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


2 Retl


D 2 Real


*THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


PAGE 8EB, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006


RENEWAL JET SK INEW PROVIDENCE










I `


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO
NP: 1936




NP: 378



NP: 379



NP: 380




NP: 381


APPLICANT
Nassau, Undersea
Adventure Co Ltd
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove .
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME
Banana Boat
20 ft
Fiberglass


Kayak
8 ft
Single

Kayak II
8ft
Single

Kayak m
8 ft
Single


Kayak IV
8 ft
Single

Surfl
8 ft
Float

SurflI
8ft
Float

Surf III
8 ft
Float

Hobbie Cat M
14 ft
Paddle Boat

Hobbie Cat II
14 ft
Paddle Boat


Hobbie Cat I
14 ft
Paddle Boat

Stenelli
40 ft
Fibreglass

Phoecoena
40 ft
Fibreglass

Black Coral
40 ft
Dive Boat

Young Dom
39 ft
Dive Boat

Floridanus
48 ft .; 9
Dive Bopt:a

Allen Order
27 ft
Stepton
Leucas
35 ft
Dive Boat


Zambezi
46 ft ,
Dive Boat

Tuesiops
40 ft
Dive Boat

White Bongie
46 ft
Dive Boat '

Sub I
5 ft
. Scooter Bike

Sub II
5 ft
Scooter Bike

Sub 3 .
5 ft
Scooter Bike

Sub 4
5 ft
Scooter Bike

Sub 5
5 ft
Scooter Bike

Sub 6
5 ft
Scooter Bike

Sub 7
5 ft
Scooter Bike

Sub II
5 ft
Scooter Bike

Sub 8
5 ft
Scooter Bike

Sub 9


5 ft
Scooter Bike

Sub 10
5 ft
Scooter Bike

Sub 12
5 ft
Scooter Bike

Barracuda
8 ft
Water Bike


CLASS


PASS


USE


CLASS PASS USE

B 10 Rental



B 8 Rental



B 8 Rental



B 10 Rental



A 20 Charter



B 12 Charter



B 12 Charter




B 6 Charter



B 10 Charter



B 180 Charter




B 115 Charter



B 115 Charter



B 45 Ferry Boat



B 150 Charter



Bo 200 Charter



B 30 Charter
I'0\

B 8 Rental



B 12 Rental




A 50 Mail Boat



A 40 Mail Boat



B 85 Ferry Boat



B 70 Ferry Boat




A 0 Cargo



A 150 Mail Boat



A 50 Mail Boat



B 14 Charter



A 12 Charter



B 40 Ferry Boat



B 8 Rescue Boat




B 12 Rental


B12 Rna


BOAT NAME
No Name
17 ft
Fibreglass

Parasail
32 ft
Fibreglass

Parasail
32 A
Fibreeglass

Banana Boat
20 ft
Fibreglass

Tresome
40 ft
Fibreglass

Chubasco IV
42 ft
Fibreglass

d Chubasco E
45 ft
Hatteras


Chubasco
32 ft
Fibreglass

Proline
24 ft
Fibreglass

Islander I
60 ft
Catamaran


Reef I
53 g
Aluminum

Reef II
53 8
Catamaran

Snapper
36 ft
Fibreglass

Majestadi
60 8
Fibreglass

Islander II
55 8
Aluminum

Sky Rider
"SO ft.
Fibreglass n .

Reason
16 g
Fibreglass

Meno
20 ft
Fibreglass


M/V Mia Dean
130 ft
Steel Hull

Gurth Dean
110 ft
Steel Hull

Captain Harding
45 ft
Fibreglass

Comfort II
42 ft
Fibreeglass


Bahama Wave
150 ft
Steel Hull

Island Link
154 ft
Steel Hull

M/V Sherice M
125 ft
Steel Hull

Bare Necessity
28 ft
Fibreglass

Faith III
45 ft
Fibreglass

Lil Nikita .
32 ft
Fibreglass

Boston Whaler
20 ft
Fibreglass


Island Hopper
16 ft
Banana Boat


Island Hopper
16 ft
Banana Boat

Weli Craft
27 ft
Fibreglass


Master Craft
27 ft
Fibreglass


REG NO APPLICANT
NP: 4937 CJ Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6373 CJ Wafersports
Nassau, Bahamas


16 Rna


D 1 Rental


D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental




D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental


CJ Watwrsports


NP: 494


NP: 6587 Crwih oet


NP: 222


Chubasco Charters Ltd


NP: 2317 Sur oe


NP: 2318


NP: 3193 Chubasco Charters Lt
P.O. Box N- 4344
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1870 Chubasco Charter Ltd
P.O. Box N- 4344
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 4956 Davis Elvis
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6377 Dolphin Encounter ltd
Nassau, Bahamas .



NP: 2846 Dolphin Encounter Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2847 Dolphin Encounter Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


Stuart Cove


NP: 2319 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6498 Nassau Undersea
Adventures Co Itd


NP: 6499 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6500 Stuart Cove
P: O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 3187 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2931 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 1934. Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2268 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6285 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13A37
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 1823 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 1873 Stuart Cove .
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6452 Stuart Cove
P. O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2939 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas -

NP: 6451 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6301 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6302 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 630'\ Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6304 Stuart Cove
P.O.'Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6305 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6306 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6307 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6311 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6308 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6309 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6310 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6312 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6418 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


1 Rental


D 1 Rental



B 24 Charter



B 24 Charter



B 24 Charter



B 25 Charter



B 25 Charter
eq, go g a ;


NP: 2112


Duncombe Ethlyn


NP: 6734 Dolphin Encounter
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2822 Dolphin Encounter
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2497 Dolphin flucounter Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6550 Deveaux Reno
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6551 Deveaux Reno
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 3192 Dean James
P.O. Box SS-6397
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6282 Dean Ernest
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 930 Harding Franklyn
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6398 Harding Franklyn
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 655 HJH Trading Co
P.O. Box N-4005
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6492 Munson shippingg Co
Nassau, Bahamas


71?,i~r4Cfi V


Charter


B 22 Charter




A 40 Charter



A 16 Charter



A 46 Charter



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Reiltal



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 2 Rental


NP: 344


Munson Shipping Co


NP: 6637 McKenzie Rudy O
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1069 Newton Dion
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6736 Nassau, Undersea
Adventure Co Ltd
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6557 Reno Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6558 Reno Wwatersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: oaul Stuart's Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6284 Stuart's Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


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RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDIENCE


PASS


USE


REG NO APPLICANT
NP: 6420 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6421 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6419 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6431 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6423 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6424 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6425 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6422 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6462 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6453 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6459 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6463 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6460 Start Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6464 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6461 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2320 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6538 Stuart Cove
P.0 Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6539 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6540 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6541 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6542 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6543 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6544 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB713137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6545 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6473 Stuart Cove -
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6474 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6475 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6476 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6477 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6478 Stuart Cove


P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6479 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6480 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME
Barracuda 2
8 ft
Water Bike

Barracuda 3
8 ft
Water Bike


Barracuda Bike
8 ft
Water bike

Barracuda Bike
8 ft
Water Bike

Barracuda Bike
8 ft
Water Bike

Barracuda Bike
8 ft
Water Bike

Barracuda Bike
8 ft
Water Bike

Barracuda Bikes
8 ft
Water Bike


Barracuda I
8 ft
Water Bike

. Barracuda III
8 ft
Water Bike

Barracuda IV
8 ft
Water Bike

Barracuda II
8 ft
Water Bike

Barracuda 2
8 ft
Water Bike

Barracuda IV
8 ft
Water Bike

Barracuda V
8 ft
Water Bike

Surf IV
8 ft
Float

Surf Lounge
8 ft
Float

Surf Lounge 2
8 ft
Float

Surf Lounge 3
8 ft
Float

Surf Lounge 4
8 ft
Float

Surf Lounge S
8 ft
Float

Surf Lounge 6
8 ft
Float

Surf Loungo ?
8 ft
Float


Surf Lounge 8
8 ft
Float


Tandem kayak
10 ft
Kayak
Tandem Kayak II
10 ft
Kayak
Tandem Kayak
III
10 ft
Kayak
Tandem Kayak
IV
10 ft
Kayak
Tandem Kayak V
10 ft
Kayak
Tandem Kayak


XIV
10 ft
Kayak
Tandem Kayak
XIII
10 ft
Kayak
Tandem Kayak
XII
10 ft
Kayak


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 I Rental


D I Rental


D I Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental


BOAT NAME CLASS
Tandem Kayak D
XI
10 ft
Kayak
Tandem Kayak X D
10 ft
Kayak
Tandem Kayak D
IV
10 ft


Tandem Kayak D
VIII
10 ft
Kayak

Tandem Kayak D
VI
10 ft
Kayak


REG NO APPLICANT
NP: 6481 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6482 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6483 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6485 Stuart Cove
P.O. CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6486 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6487 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6466 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6467 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6469 Stuart Cove
P:O. Box CB-13139
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6470 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6471 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, BAhamas


NP: 6488 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6426 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


2Rental


2Rental


2 Rna


Tandem Kayak
VII
10 ft
Kayak .

Kayak I .
8 ft
Kayak

Kayak
8 ft
Kayak

Kayak II
8 ft
Kayak

Kayak IV
8 ft
Kayak

Kayak V
8 ft
Kayak


Kayak XIV
8 ft
Kayak
Water Boo
8 ft
Paddle Boat


Water Bee 2
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Bee 3
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Bee 4
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Bee5
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Be 6
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Bee 7
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Boo 8
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Bee 9
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Boo I
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Boo
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Bee III
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Bec IV
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Boc I
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Water Hanunock
I
Float


Water Hammock
2
Float


Water Hammock
3
Float


Water Hanunock


D 2 Rental



D 1 Rental



D I Rental


D 1 Rental


D I Rental


D I Rental



D I 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


NP: 6427


Rental


Stuart Cove


D 1 Rental



D I Rental


D 1 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


NP: 6428 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6429 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, BAhamas

NP: 6430 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6432 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6433 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137*
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6434 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6456 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6457 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6454 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6484 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6455 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6458 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6525 Neptune Water toys
Ltd
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6526 Neptune Water toys
Ltd
P.C. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6527 Ne >tune Water toys
Ltd
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6528 Ne >tunctWater toys
Ltd
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

- NP: 6529 Ne >tune Water toys
Ltd
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nacrau, Bahamas


2Rental


D 2 Rental


D 2 Renta


D 2 Rnal


Float


Watler Hannock


D 2 Rental


Float


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RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE: NEW PROVIDENCE


'BOAT NAME CLASS PASS


REG NO APPLICANT
NP: 6252 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

.
NP: 6506 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2416 P.J Watersports
P.O. Box EE- 16193
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2438 Pirates Wells __
lii stments Company
Ltd
P.O. Box N-7431
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2422 Pirates Wells
Investments Company
Ltd
.P..O..BoxN-7431
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6226 Pirates Wells
Investments Company
Ltd
P.O. Box N- 7431
Nassau, F ahamas


USE


BOAT NAME CAS


PASS


USE


REG NO


APPLICANT
Neotune Water toys
Ltd .
P. O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamat


Paddle Boat D
4 ft
Sail Boat

Wind Surf Board D
6 ft
Paddle Boat


2 Rna


Float


D 2 Retl


NP: 6531 Nepttine Water toys
Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6532 Ne ptune Water toys
Ltd
P.C. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6533 Neptune Water toys
Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6534 Neptune Plater toys
Ltd
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6535 Neptune Water toys
Ltd
P.C. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6536 Neptune Water toys
Ltd
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Na.:sau, Bahamas

NP: 6537 Neptune Water toys
Ltd -
P.O. Box CB- 13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6292 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


4P: 6244 V. 1. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1058 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6325 V. 1. L. Nassau, Ltd
Na sau, Eahamas


NP: 6092 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Eahamas


Water Hammock


Float


Ninja


B 9 Chre


D 2 Rental


Water Hammock
8
Float


Water Hinumock
9
Float



Water Hammock
10
Float


Water Hammock
11
Float


Water Hammock
12
Float


Water Hammock
13
Float


Hobbie Cat
16 ft
Catamaran

Hobbie Cat
16 ft
Catamaran

Master Craft
21 ft
Fibreglass

Aqua Bike
7 ft
Fibreglass

Hobbie Cat
14 ft
Sail Boat


Single Kayak
7 ft
SailBoat

Aqua Cycle
7 ft erd? -
Sail Boat
adj :
Double Kayak
8 ft
Sail Boat
.
Double Kayak
8 ft
Sail Boat

Water Bee Paddle
4 ft
Paddle Boat


Hobbie Cat
14 ft
Sail Boat

Hobbie Getaway
16 ft
Sail Boat

Aqua-Bike
7 ft
Sail Boat

Paramount Ski
Boat
21 ft
Ski Boat

Single Kayak
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Paddle
4 ft
Paddle Boat

Wind Surf Board
6 ft
Paddle Boat

Wind Surf Board
6 ft
Paddle Boat

Wind Surf Board
6 ft
Paddle Boat

Double Kayak
8 ft
Paddle Boat

Double Kayak
8 ft
Paddle Boat

liobbie cat
It fi
Sail Boat

Hobbie Cat
14 ft
Sail Boat


Hobbies: Cat


Fiberglass

M/V Lady--- ---A---- SO 1911iffBoat
Mathilda
130 ft
Steel Hull


2 Rental


A 60 Mail Boat


Lady Rosalind
165 ft
Steel Hull





Tran Cargo II,
165 ft
Steel Hull

.. --


Legitimate
Business II
40 ft
Fiberglass


Legitimate
Business
37 ft
Fiberglass .

Legitimate
Business III
40 ft
Fiberglass

Legitimate
Business III
40 ft .
Fiberglass

M/V Lady
Francis .
85 ft
Steel Hull

Born Free
45 ft
Fiberglass


Born Free IV
45 ft
Fiberglass ,

Born Free II
34 ft


D 2 Rntl


Cargo Boat


A


Rental


D2


NP: 116


Power Boat Adventure


A 24 Charter


D 2 Rental




D 4 Rental



D 4 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental
.2 116 :9M
:: '
a at .0
D 2 Renal



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


NP: 2900. Power.Boat Adventure
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1073 Power Boat Ativenture
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


p 1073 Power Boat Adventure
Ltd
------ -Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2716 Patton Leviticus
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 2333 Pinder Phillip '
P.O. Box SS- 5338
..Nassau, Bahamas .


NP: 3228 Pinder Phillip
P.O. Box SS- 5338
Nassau, Bahamas


Charter


A ~~26


A 50 Charter


NP: 245


V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd


NP: 6328 V.RL.Nsatd


i0


t;NP: 1628


Pinder Phillip


Charter


NP: 251


V. X. L. Nlassau, Ltd


-.- Fib er~glass- -` -


NP: 6636 Pyfrom Desmond
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 3023 Rolle Basil
Nassau, 3ahamas
..

NP: 4850 Rolle Pa-rick E
Nassau, Bahamas


. NP: 1690 Rolle Patrick E
Nassau, Bahamas


..'NY: 2504 R Ile P Tk E
Nassau, Bahamas


Extended


A 8 Charter


B 55 Ferry Boat



H B 55 Ferry Boat



B 70 Ferry Boat



B 80 Ferry Boat



B 14 Rental




B 14 Rental



B 200 Charter




A 170 Charter



A 250 Charter



h B 300 Charter



B 80 Charter


en 1


Lady T & C
38 ft
Fibreglass

Miss Deandra
38 ft
Fibreglass

Miss Deandra I
44 ft
Fibreglass

Capt Leon
45 ft
Fibreglass

Boss Lady
28 ft
.
Parasail


Chilly Willy
,28 ft
Parasad

Sunshine
72 ft
Aluminum


d M/V Rookie
65 11
Aluminum

d Sting Ray
83 11
.. Aluminum

d Lady Savanna
72 ft
L'atumaran

d Sea Star
55 11
Defender

d Car ibbean Que


NP: 6254 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6240 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Eahamas


NP: 6251 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Enhamas


NP: 6295 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6255 V. R. L. Nassau Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 119


Rolle Renwick
P.O. Box N- 9057
Nassau, 3ahamas"


Rolle Rc :wick
P.O. Bo N- 9057
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 254


V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd


NP: 6117 Sunshine Cruise Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6589 Sunshine Cruise Lt
-- . Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2572 Sunshine Cruise Lt
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2807 Sunshine Cruise Lt
Nassau, 13ahamas


NP: 2433 Sunshine Cruise Lt
Nassau, ashamas


NP: 6503 V. R. L. Nassau, .
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6505 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Eahamas


NP: 6504 V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



.D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


NP: 256


V. R. L. Nassau, Ltd


NP: 41



NP: 92
- -- --
-


NP: 162


41 11


1


Sunshine Cruise Lt
Nassau, Bananas


Sawyer Rickey
P.O. 13ox CH13211
Nassau, Wharms

Sawyer Itickey
P.O. liox Cli- 1321
Nassau, bluinuts


B 20


Clharter


NP: 6291 V.RL.NsuLd


25 11


Rental


lialuuna Mamma
28 11
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BASKETBALL
Ry KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter

s.iHaE wro adcth:
come and jam during the
Thanksgiving weekend.
Freeport, Grand Bahama, is
transformed every Thanksgiv-
ing when the Bahamas Bas-
ketball Federation (BBF)
hosts its annual Junkanoo Jam
for National Collegiate Ath-
letics Association (NCAA)
players.
Although the tournament
just recently wrapped up its
fourth hosting this past week-
end, the ball is already in
motion for the next one.
According to BBF vice pres-
ident Larry Wilson, the acco-
lades the federation received
this year left them formulat-
Ing ideas for other tourna-
ments.
This year the BBF played
host to top NCAA schools
such as the Maryland Terrap-
ins, Mississippi State, Baylor
and South Dakota State.
Wilson said: "This tourna-
ment is taking off, we didn't
realize how big this annual
tournament would have got-
ten but it is huge now.


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coming back and spreading the
word.
But Wilson revealed that
hosting the successful tourna-
ment is becoming taxing on
the BBF, who are usually left
with bills to, pay due to the
expenses they face each year
in trying to prepare a gym.
He added: "The tournament
itself goes very well, we usual-
ly have a wrap-up meeting'
with the basketball travelers
who organized the tournament
with us.
"We discuss what went
wrong and what we can do
better for next tournament.
"This time around it was a
very short meeting every-
thing went smooth we had
one or two more hiccups,
which included locking down a
practice facility.
"We need the schools and
the ministry of education to
maintain the school gyms bet-
ter. Every year we spend way
too much money repairing the
gyms to get them in condition
to play. Although we don't
h the m u h h
guess we obably spent in an
excess of $5,000.
"All this money went on
doing repairs to those gyms.
It is not like we make a whole
heap of money of these tour-
naments, so whatever we
make we put right back into
repairing the gyms. We can't
charge the people for us to
prepare the gym. From the
BBF stand point that is a sore
part.


"Speaking to several of the
coaches, they referred to the
Junkanoo Jam as one of the
top female tournaments out-
side of the United States which
they can participate in. They
told us how many schools were
expressing their interest about
coming to the tournament.
"The word is out about the
Junkanoo Jam tournament,
and the BBF is so pleased to
announce that we will be
receiving nothing but high
praise for the tournament.
Who wouldn't like to come to
the Bahamas and enjoy the
sun, sand and sea, while play-
ing basketball?"
Wilson said the BBF can
boast about it's continued suc-
cess from the tournament,
even though they face diffi-
culties each year.
The success of the tourna-
ment and level of profession-
alism the BBF and the offi-
cials provide are just some rea-
sons why the schools keep


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By KELSIE JOHNSON the Nirvana, Love Beach site.
Junior Sports Reporter The fight is set to go 10
rounds.
AS MANY athletes pre- He said: "Fighters never
pare to conclude their sea- take a break from success,
son, things are just starting I've alwavi wanted to be the
to heat up for Bahamas super top person so lt ill work
middleweight champion Jer- hard towards that


the league because Isupported
the NPBA but they didn't do
anything for me or the players
mvolved in'it We weren't get-
ung anythmg ball from it so I
believe at was time for change.
That was the change I decided to
make.
--I behese that the senu pro-
fessional league is a good idea,
so I decided to make a change. I
ttunk ri*e nos3 t the waytpe
have more success than the
NPBA This semi professional
league made players get in
shape
--Before this league the play-
ers were never interested in ge[-
ting in shape for the NPBA, they
just used to show up and play.
When the coaches call practice
ey caine st ollinedm, but o
the league the guys are on tirne,
Idon't hale to force them todo
any laps or anything hke that."
Price also revealed that his
players have scheduled a daily
workout, which includes runmug
the sand and court work out. He
also said that it was this drive
by the players that made him
decide to go along with the semi
professional league.
"I don't think the semi pro-
fessionalleague will stop the suc-
cesstheNPBAhadbutitwill
sure give them a run for their
money," added Price.
"I don't think no leagu
should be in compete cion wi
th re te ur ns h h
will support them."


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5 BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
COACHES supporting the
Bahama Pro Show are calling it
the best thing to hit the Bahantas
in several years. .
Although the Babama Pro
Show, the only semi profession-
al league in the Baliamas
e s soe t a e.the
The first jump ball in the
league will be"tossed today, at
7pm, at the Sir Kendal Isaacs
gymnasium.
Only six teams will compete
for the $10,000 cash prize. The
teams that have chosen to par-
ticipate will also forfeit their
chances of playing in \he New
Prov d nee asketballAssocia-
But According to James Price,
head coach of the Real Deal
Shockers, the commencement
of the league is the only thing
that has motivated his players
to hit the court again,
Price claimed that4the interest
level of the players participat-
ing in the NPBA was dropping
drastically, but since the forma-
tion of the semi professional
league, players are now going
the extra mile to get in shape.
ForPricethedecisiontosup-
portthesemiprofessionalleague
was based entirely on the vision
that president Ricardo Smith
had m hopes of improving the
una of A o in the country
He said: "I decided to support


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MJEI\IMAINE 'CHjOO CHOO' MA~CKEY is preparing to fight on Friday


right track,
"This happened to me in
my last fight sol am hungrier
than before, but persevering
through all the hardships. I
love this sport and that is the
drive that keeps me going."
Mackey returned home last
week, wasting no time iri get-
ting back to f he punching
bags. Yesterday, the champ
had a fierce workout at the
Billion Hill gym, all in prepa-
ration for Friday's fight.
He revealed that his work-
out sessions are not some
thing that takes place two
weeks before each fight, but
that he has a consistent
schedule.
This schedule, which has a
six day workout session
includes, sparring, running


maine 'Choo Choo' Mackey.
After ste out of the
weekpapingMacke has
ag go,
another fight lined up for this
Friday.
The Bahamian champ, who
justlosthisfirstprofessional
fight recently, will face off
with Anthony Osbourne
super middleweight champi-
on from Jamaica
Mackey, who has a 11-1
win-loss record, will play host
along with the First Class


The same condition I had
for all my fight I will have
for this fight.
"I have a betty insight in
the sport now. Igea se at t
is going to take me wantmg
to go the extra mile and I
am more than killing to do
that." 1
Although Madkey doesn't
have a prediction, for Friday's
outcome, the champ said he
wdl take full advantage of the
knockout if it appears.


Judges
"I am in the best shape
right now, even though I just
came out of the ring with
another fighter I am wel-
coming this fight. Whenever
you have a fight in your
opponent's homeland and
you force the judges to
decide who should win, that
means that you are cin the


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