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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: December 18, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
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Volume: 103 No24


B By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE country's murder
count climbed yet again over
he weekend, with two more
homicides bringing the num-
her of murders for the yesitto
56 four of them committed
far the last week.
In New Providence, a 29
year-old man was stabbed to
death Friday night, and in
Guard Bahama the burnt
Ibody of a man was found in
his car on Friday morning.
IIn both cases police have
suspects in custody.
Police yesterday said that
akhough they do not feel help-
fess in the face of these crimes,
they are gravely concerned
about the recurrent use of


extreme violence during peo-
ple's disputes.
"With the incidents of last
iveek, it's almost as if we have
a murder every day of the
week. Police can't be every-
where at once, we are trying
our best. The police do not
feel helpless, but we have to
rels on help from the commu-
nity," press liaison officer
Inspector Walter Evans said
yesterday.
Shortly after 11pm on Fri-
day, a 29-year-old man of
Windsor Place lost his life
when he was stabbed during
an argument.
According to police reports,
the 29-year-old victim was
standing our side Old Trail
SEE page 15


A PAIR of armed robbers
look drastic measures on the
weekend to hide their trail by
setting fire to their escape achi-
cle.
According to police reports, a
man and a woman entered the
I-losiery Boutique on East
Su tan eBaHow hvenman
its employees of an undeter-
m reedsa d In1ff coenre spec-
unnMlaheraEvans b ta:
gun. He also robbed one of the
SEE page 14


John Bull store
THOUSANDS of dollars
worth of Rolex watches were
stolen in the armed robbery of
the Four Seasons branch of
Jkohn Bull in Exuma on Friday.
Police yesterday described
" embber a uareabths
escapmg with 18 of the high end
OPi m Exuma were tight
%"eisibout th roj ne
enly sketchy information.
John Bull had no comment
@to press ume.


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andsocialising, it is reported
that a female friend dropped
Mr Damianos off to pick up his
car from the parking garage;
When she left him.he was said
to have been in "perfect
health".
Mr Damianos was supposed-
ly scheduled to rejoin his friends
a short time later, however,
\then he failed to show up, they
became concerned and began a
search.
Unfortunately, fainily and
friends of Mr Damianos
received the tragic news of his
death early Sunday morning, it
is believed, aftbr a resident of
oed m i choe r I
police.
Jay Damianos is the second
SEE e 14


a By MARK HUMES
JAY DAlkilANOS, the 22-
year-old son of prominent
Bahamian realtor George
Damianosdiedvesterdal flom
an apparent fall from a Paradise
Island apartment.
Although infohnation reach-
irig The Tribune is sketchy,
sources claim that the youtig
Damiatios went missing shortly
after a friend dropped him off at
a Paradise Island parking
garage to retrieve his car.
According to (Insubstantiat-
ed reports, on Saturday evening,
Mr Damianos was on Paradise
rHaesocial evenmgh
been seen dancing ivith friends
at the Dragon's Night Club in
the Atlantis Hotel..
After an evemng of dancing


. :
at this time, Grand 13ahami-
ans are hoping for an expedi-
ent resolution to a situation
that a favourable outcome
could help jump-start the
island's economy.
Jethro Miller, lawyer for
World Investment Holdings,
told The Tribune that the
negotiations were continuing.
He said the talks are still
favourable.
"There are some details that
both parties need from each
other and hopefully this will
be done if not on the week-
end, certainly oriMonday. But
it is a question of ability and
cost on one side and timmg
from the other. The seller
SEE page 15


M By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
WITH negotiations for the
purchase of Royal Oasis
remaining on knife's edge
over the weekend, govern,
ment today expects to hear
from the prospective buyers
ofthe crisis-stricken resort.
Minister of Tourism Obie
Wilchcombe told The Tribune
last night that government had
hot heard how negotiations
between World Investment
Holdings and the Lehman
Brothers had gone, but was
expecting to be briefed on the
negotiations this mormng.
While the outcome of those
negotiations remain uncertau'


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sonnel Eq the Rand Memorial
Hospital where he was pro-
nounced dead on arrival.
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underwent open heart surgery
sometime ago and had been
hospitalized during last week.
While no visible injuries were
found on his body and police
do not stispect foul play, azi
autopsy will be performed to
determi le/the exact cause of
death.
Woman is
injured in
collision with
trailer
DIANE Grey, 38, a resident
of Bartlett Hill, Eight Mile
Rock, escaped serious injury
when the vehicle she was tray-
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trailer being towed on the back
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THE TRIBUNE


W By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEI-
Tribune Business Reporter
THE new $700 million Roy-
allslanddevelopmentplanried
for the northern end of
Eleuthera will go a long way
in reinvigorating the economy
of the island reducing its
dependence on Harboui Isliand
for a healthy economy.
Speaking at the contract
signing for the upscale mixed-
use resort on Thursday, Prime
Minister Perry Christie noted
that as he was preparing for
the 2002 election, he felt quite
strongly that there had been a
"compelling firgency, to rein
il rdate the economy of the
"We all know that in those
days Harbour Island itself by
its dynamic economy was lit-
erally feeding the economy of
the entire island," he said.
Mr Christie noted that the
government has been working
to attract investments to the
other areas of Eleuthera to
ensure that the entire island
prospered.
He indicated the other
planned developments for the
island, including Cotton Bay
and Cape Eletithera, would
also seek to enhance the
island's economy all of which
can only lead to "a brilliant
rebirthof Eleuthera."
Mr Christie said that togeth-
er the developments would
ensure that those persons who
left Eleuthera in search of
unemployment would now be
abletoreturn.
Further Mr Christie said that
Staubach Retail and Cypress
Equities, the developers behind
the project, have shown a mag-
nificentgestureandcommitment


5 PRIME Minister Perry Christie speaking on Harbour
Island, Eleuthera, at the signmg of the Heads of Agreement
for a $700 million resort. (Photo: Felipd Major/Tribune staff)


to the development of the island.
In addition, to the compa-
ny's commitment to refurbish-
ing the public dock at the Bluff
and to assist in the overall
beautification of the area, Mr
Christie said that they have
also agreed to work with the
government in upgrading the
public school and to help build
up government's human infra-
structure.
"There will be participation
by the developer with the min-
ister and Ministry of Housing
in the development construc-
tion of a housing subdivision
on government land in the
vicinity of the Bluff and they
have so agreed to be responsi-
ble for the infrastructure with-
in the subdivision, including
roads and pubhe utilities.
Thiscommitmentistoinclude
a public park and clinic operat-
ed by the Ministry of Health,
the Prime Minister added.
Sufficient housing will be
allocated by the developer to


accommodate 150 einployebs
of Royal Island both on and
off the island, Mr Christie said.
"So to those who have wait-
edforanorganisedsubdivision,
help and hope is on the way."
Once developed, Royal
Island will offer single family
estate sites in private enclaves
- most with ocean views.
In addition, plans include a
luxury boutique resort with
deluxe spa, and both fine tasu-
al restaurants and a deep water
marina capable of docking
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EDITOR, The Tribune.
IT'S truly disheartening to
see the level to- which the
PLP government has taken
the debate on the National
Health Insurance Scheme
(NHI).
Recently Dr Nottage said
that the NHI scheme is not
political and should not be
politicized,
However, if one were to
examine the actions of the
PLP government it would be
quite clear that they are the
ones who have actually
politicized the debate and
have come out swinging
against anyone in opposition
to their proposal.
One would have though
that on a bill as important
as the National Health
Insurance Bill, which will
impact the lives of every
Bahamian, the government
would have done a better
job of listening and consult-
ing instead of trying to force
their rhetoric and their posi-
tion on the Bahamian peo-
ple.
It is quite clear that the
stance that the government
has taken in this debate is
that you are either with us
or you are against us, in
spite of the fact that those
questioning the bill are not
only persons in the medical
profession but also persons
from every strata of society.
Could it be that none of
these persons is interested
in the well being of the
poor, as the government
would have us believe?
spr is it that these persons
merely want to ensure that
the government gets it right
the first time, so that the
end product will be a
scheme that all Bahamians
can be proud of and one
that could be a blue print
for other countries to fol-
low?
One has only to look at
ZNS and Bahamasair to see
what happens in the absence
of proper planning and
funding.
What assurance do we
have that the $235 million
dollars proposed by the gov-
ernment to fund the scheme
will be sufficient to ensure
that the scheme is not under
funded and will not be a
burden on the-future tax-
payers of the Bahamas?
It is quite unfortunate that


This means that in some
instances you may haire one
patient consulting more than
one physician on a matter
and receiving a prescription
or test from each physician.
As a result, does the gov-
ernment intend to hmit the
number of consultations that
a patient can receive for an
illness, under the scheme?
The Bill in its citrrent
form also gives no assurance
that the quality of health-
care provided to persons in
family islands like Eleuthera
will be equal to that which
their brothers and sisters in
New Providence and Grand
Bahama will receive?
Studies have shown that
while governments have
promised that NHI will
grant all citizens free and
equal health care, the reali-
. ty is that in those countries
which have adopted NHI
people are often denied
access to modern medical
technology and the distribu-
tion of health care resources
is far from equal.
One has to seriously won-
der why after four years the
government has now seen fit
to bulldoze this Bill through
parliament knocking down
anything and everyone that
stands in their way.
It cannot be right for a
government, who prides
itself on being extremely
democratic, to expect right
thinking Bahamians to
accept the bill in its current
form in the absence of the
regulations.
It is my sincere hope that
the government will rethink
its position on the National
Health Insurance scheme
and that they will take the
time to sit down with the
stakeholders and properly
discuss and structure the
scheme in a way that will be
beneficial to all Bahamians,
instead of rushing it through
parliament in the manner
that it is now doing.

MARIO SMITH
Nassau,
December, 2006.


the government has sought
to divide the nation on the
NHI scheme in the manner
that it has, with some PLP
Ministers and politicians
going so far as to draw the
line in the sand between the
. government who proposes
the scheme and those per-
sons who may have ques-
tions or queries regarding
the bill.
No one in their right mind
believes that NHI should
not bb implemented at this
present time, however the
bill as proposed by the gov-
ernment leaves much to be
desired and raises a number
of questions with regards to
the operating efficiency and
funding of the NHI scheme-
Throughout his speech as
he addressed the nation Dr
Bernard Nottage empha-
sised the phrase "cash for
care .
Does this mean that like
the French National Health
system patients will be
required to pay the full fees
directly to health care
providers and subsequently
obtain reimbursement from
their health insurance
funds?
Also, whatassurance do
we have that the govern-
ment ivill ensure that proper
and adequate facilities are
in place to cope with the
influx of persons 'who will
be accessing the public
health care system as a
result of NHI and that the
number of medical profes-
sionals in the system will be
increased?
Studies have shown that
when access to health care is
free and available to every-
one not only do patients
tend to seek more consulta-
tion for illness, but persons
also tend to utilise the sys-
tem more for trivial illnesses
thus placing a burden on the
entire health insurance
scheme.


GlBSONBURG, Ohio Did you know
that nearly one-third of all U.S. school chil-
dren have serious literacy deficits? Did you
know that this is not just a problem of poor
children in less advantaged schools? Twenty-
Ove of every one hundred college freshmen
require remediation for literacy deficiencies.
091 cardingUtSoAan article by Williadm J
as long as they don't live in the USA, do
rather well as pointed out by former U.S.
Education secretary Rod Paige. Impover-
ished English-speaking nations of the
Caribbean have higher literacy rates than the
USA's and poor children in Africa exhibit
levels of English literacy that would make
any U.S. city green with envy.
So what's wrong here? The U.S. keeps
throwing money at our schools and yet, even
though our spending is double of that in
European Union countries, we can't seem
to get a handle on the problem. In a wealthy
industrialized nation there is little reason for
our youth to be bouncing around the bot-
com of the literacy barrel.
Throughtheyearsteachingfadshavecome
and gone and m my estimation, most of them
are a waste of time and should never-have
been taught in colleges of education. Re-
simf d nesdi iit inhg get tlove of
reading early oli thell w c nught re well goe it
up and declare television afid video gables the
winners,
Children who do not read on their own do
at know much. There is a hierarchy at play
ere: 1) Young people do not read because,
a them, books are boring. 2) Books are bor-
tog because there are words in them they
Con't understand. 3) They don't know the
meanings of the words because they've not
been taught to read with a dictionary at hand.
Why? Because somewhere along the line a
teacher or a parent has given up and hesitates
ro raise his or her voice in defense of a basic
truth. Learning, of any sort, depends on the
ability to read and comprehend.
Every time a big yellow schools parades
through the quiet streets of our village led by
a police car and a couple of fire engines
because our high school has won a basketball
game or a.track meet, I turn angry. Vei-y
angry. And when athletic scores are hoopla'd
inlivingcolourinlocalnewspapeisI'mlivid.
Why? Has everyone forgotten these are
extra-curricular activities? Schools do not


fade into dust without jock itch-
"Curricular" comes from the word "cur-
riculum," a noun defined as "the aggregate of
courses of study given in a school, college,
umversity, etc."
"Extra" is an adjective meaning: "beyond
or more than what is usual, expected, or nec-
ess etly. Athletics are extras; they're
beyond what is necessary for learning to take
place. Sports are played in gym class and at
recess.
A high schooling Needham, Mass. has aban-
doned its long-standing practice of publishing
the names of honour roll students in the local
newspapers. Why? According to the princi-
pal, a key reason for stopping the practice is.
because it contributes to the stress level in
"this.high expectations-high-achievement cul-
ture."
Say what?
What is an institution of learning without
expectations? Without achievement?
The proposal to stop publishing the honour
roll came from "a parent"!."A" that means
"one".
The parent (singular) whined that the hon~
our roll is a constant cause of stress in her
family because one of her children made it
and the oth r 01 did not.
What about all of the kids who don't make
the football, basketball, baseball, volleyball,
and track teams? Does anyone ask the news-
papers to keep mum on the scores so as not to
stress obt the losei*s?
, The village Ilive in is probably like'a gazil-
lion others across the nation, and never has a
firewagon been pulled out of its garage to
welcome home a winding Quiz Bowl team or
a trophy-gathering choir.
Why not? No razzle dazzle:
Football never taught a child to read.
Cheerleading cannot take the place of alge-
bra. And eligibility? Athletes must keep up
their grades to play? That's a joke. .
Put the school's star-halfback on the inall-
gible list because he hasn't done diddly in
your English class and count the seconds
until the coach darkens your doorway with a
deal.
Stress? I don't think so. Let's call it what it
is misplaced values.
(This article was written by
Elizabeth Schuett ofCox News Service).


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created in Grand Bahama in our
first term and some 10,000 over
twoterms.UnderthePLPunem-
ployment had risen by 70 per cent
over what existed when they
came to office," the party said.
The FNM statement said that
when the PLP left office in
1992, 80 per cent of licensees of
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority were foreigners, and
Bahamians applying for licenses
had to be approved by the
Prime Minister's office.
"FNM Prime Minister flubert
Ingraham put an end to that
practice and there was a.com-
plete reversal of the percentage
. of Bahamian licensees of the
Port, with 80 per cent being
Bahamians."theFNMsaid.
The opposition party said
that Grand Bahama's econom-


ic resurgence under the FNM
resulted in the construction of
new schools, upgrades in the
health facilities the construc-
tion of new sporting facilities,
and a general unprovement in
the well-being of Grand
Bahamians.
"Government ministers seem
oblivious to the needs of Grand
Bahama. The tourism product
has been neglected, the rela-
tionship with the Port Authori-
ty has been unproductive and
the Government has interfered
with investments that could
have been made in Freeport,"
the party said
Emergencies such as the hur-
ricanes of the last several years
seem to have been too much
for the PLP Government to
handle, the FNM said,


FREEPORT is suffering and
its economic prospects remain
abysmal under the present
administration, which seems to
be pinning much of its hope on
Ginn and a few other
announced projects, the oppo-
sition FNM said in a statement
yesterday.
The party claimed that nei-
ther the Ginn development nor
any other announced project
has had any meaningful eco-
nomic impact on Grand
Bahama to date, as its residents
continue to reel from economic
depression and social hardship.
The FNM said that any good
government would be keenly
aware of the importance of
Freeport to Grand Bahaina's
economic and social health and
by extension to the social and


economic health of the nation.
"This was always clear to the
FNM, so in government we
moved quickly to promote the
well-being of the city and the
island. We began by forging a
co-operative relationship with
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority that had not been
seen in decades," the party said.
The opposition claimed that
the previous PLP Government
betrayed the people's trust,
treated Grand Bahama with
"spiteful contempt", and
imposed policies that hampered
the island's economic growth
and development.
"Between 1973 and 1992
Freeport realized little real eco-
nomicgrowthanddevelopment.
But the FNM turned Freeport
around. Almost 5,000 jobs were


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5 By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter
A I)ISABLED woman
claims that people in her situa-
tion received "more compas-
sion" from the FNM govern-
ment than the current PLP
administration.
Eloise Canter, a paraplegic,
told her story to The Tribune
at the Training Centre for the
Disabled on Wulff Road.
Ms Canter said she has been
working at the centre for the past
nine years under the Ministry of
Social Services' work programme
for disabled persons, but she is
now experiencing problems in
getting to work since moving into
a low cost home in the
Carmichael Road constituency.
Ms Canter explained that
be fore she ma ne J irito her new
hbme she did not have the
problem, because her place of
work was close to her former


home, but now she needs some
assistance to get to work.
She said she took her con-
cerns to social services, but her
request for assistance with
transportation was denied.
Ms Canter said she then
asked social services if she could
be placed in a job closer to
home so that her journey could
be reduced. However, up to
now she has had no response
to her request.
Ms Canter also said that her
$183 weekly salary is not suffi-
cient to pay her monthly mort-
gage and utility bills.
"I am thankful that I have a
house, but I have to pay water
bill, light bill, buy food and take
care of my son with $183 per
week and when I'm finished
paying for all of these things
there is nothing left." "
She asked: "How am I sup-
posed to pay for a $95,000mort-
gage at $829 per month off the


salary that I am receiving at the
centre?"
Ms Canter also claimed that
under the FNM government the
Ministry of Social Services was
"more compassionate" towards
the disabled.
"Algernon.Allen loved the
disabled and we could carry our
concerns to him, but since the
PLP came into power they have
done nothing for the disabled."
Ms Canter said at the,
moment disabled persons in the
country were "hurting" because
of the discrimination they had
to face on a daily basis.
An official at the Ministry of
Social Services told The Tribune
that "they were not.obligated
to assist" persons in Ms Can-
ter's position, because there is
notanacttraltransportationsys-
tem for disabled persons as yet.
The official said the govern-
ment was in "dialogue with per-
sons" to get it implemented.


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John ardently and vociferously
opposed its recognition. He
personally canvassed the
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1983 with the killing of Mau-
rice Bishop and the establish-
ment of a military government,
Sir John was in the forefront of
those leaders who saw inter-
yention as essential to demon-
strate clearly that revolutions
would not be tolerated m the
regron.
He was among those who
strongly encouraged and sup-
ported the October 1983 US-
led intervention in Grenada, not
bec s a edbUtSbtroops
he wanted Grenada and the
Caribbean returned to normal-
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Sir John's return to office,
therefore, will witness a shift to
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region's negotiating strategy
and even the structure under
which the Caribbean is n-
ducting its negotiations wit e
EU.
Having campaigned on get-
"o' ",b nt lea afo irban a
government will undoubtedly
Jomthosewhofeelthatpolitical
representatives should replace
techmeal officers in the fore-
front of negotiations. He will
want to show the banana farm-
ers, who believed that he would
do better for them, that he can
at least try harder to deliver the
goods.
And, on the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy (CSME),
while the idea and the process
will enjoy Sir John's support, it
will not be unconditional. He
- willbeintheforefrontnosfargu
arrangements for the OEqS
countries, and he will hold out
for terms that he regards as not
9 disadvantageous to St
nders Lucia. That was his position
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idve onu 19 e goes into his first CARI-
COM Heads of Government
ely to take a conference early next year
avez's Petro with a bone to pick with some
ents for mem- of his colleague Prime Minis-
to ensure that ters. Three of them turned up
tangible bene- in St Lucia to campaign for
d not just long Dr Kenny Anthony. Sir John
l be extreme- saw this as mterference m the
t opposed, to local politics of St Lucia, and
f President he has said that he will raise
socialist poli- the issue at the forthcoming
meeting.
It is, of course, an important
foreign policy issue for each
gard to the CARICOM government:
omic Partner- should a government leader in
(EPA) that is one country actively seek to
ated between influence the election of a
tries and the leader in another? The people
on (EU), St of St Lucia obviously thought
hard line in not.


ment of the St Lucia Labour
Party (SLP), led by 56-year-old
Dr Kenny Anthony.
Without a shred of doubt, Sir
John's leadership of St Lucia
will have implications for the
fore gn policCpositiony ofath
Common Market (CARICOM)
both politically and economi-
cally.
Sir John is no wilting
flower. When he disagrees, he
digs his heels in hard and can
be immovable if he feels that
decisions are not in the interest
of St Lucia or indeed of the
principles he believes in per-
sonally.
In 1979, when the New Jew-
el Movement (NJM) of Mau-
rice Bishop overthrew the gov-
ernment of Eric Gairy and
seized power in Grenada, Sir


gl By Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business exec-
utive and former Caribbean
diplomat)


THE majority of the
electorate of St Lucia
have brought back as their
head of government Sir John
Compton, an 81-year-old who
led the small Caribbean island
to independence from Britain
in 1979
Sir John had retired from
office in 1996, but came out of
retirement in March last year
to be elected leader once again
of the United Workers Party
(UWP) that he founded in
1964. Over the last year, despite
his age, he mounted a robust
campaign against the govern-


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At the time, Sir John was
keeping a close eye on leftist
political parties and left-wing
activists in the Windward and
Leeward Islands some of
whom had openly suggested
unconstitutional overthrows of
governments as a means of
accomplishing regime change.
For him, the seizure of power
by the NJM in Grenada marked
the erosion of the rule of law
and constitutionally in the
Eastern Caribbean. It was a
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We continue our series of interviews with departing US

Ambassador John Rood on his impressions of the Bahamas


Licensing board: We do need, record: of deaths


"Thdre has to be a level of
accountability," said a
spokesperson for the group.
Then, rather than shuttmg
down much-needed facilities
which are found to be responsi-
ble for an unexpectedly high
number of deaths, or for not
notifying the relevant authori-
ties of them, a "varied licence"
with conditions attached could
be instituted, requiring facilities
to address the shortfalls which
Idd to the death.
However, this kind of "pro-
active" response would only
become a possibility once the
board took the decision to
investigate suspicious deaths,
said the alliance, an avenue
which, at the moment, it is
doing it by to "sty wall'


MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006, PAGE 7


itself is reason for a fortified
Freedom of Information Act.
"An aggressive press helps to
educate the public. Probably
President (George) Bush wish-
es that he didn't have to give
access to the press that he
didn't have to deal with their
questions because life would be
a lot easier.
"And I don't always think
that the press is fair and the
press is balanced. But, the real-
ity is that in the long run an
educated public is going to
make a much better decision
than an un-educated public, and
the press' job is to educate the
public on the facts," he said.
Ambassador Rood said, how-
ever, that he would probably
like the press to divert its atten-
tion sometimes from "the now"


topics and look at other areas to
focus their energies.
"We talked a minute ago
about the decline in population
on Long Island, that would be a
great and interesting thmg to
look mto. The shift in demo-
graphics. Is it a shift m demo-
graphics because we are ignor-
ing infrastructure on those
islands, or is it there are no
jobs?
"I haven't heard much about
transportation in this city. I tell
you, when I go back to the
States, it feels good to not be
in a traffic jam. When I went to
Long Island we were all joking
about how we saw three cars at
one point and said it was a traf-
fic jam," he laughed.
With the increased develop-
ment set to come on stream, the


M By PAUL TURNGUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
NOTING that the US
Embassy has always been a big
supporter of the freedom of the
press, US Ambassador John
Rood highlighted that a free
and aggressive press is of para-
mount importance to discour-
age corruption and keep elected
officials honest.
"It ensures that there is not
corruption," Ambassador Rood
began, "that there are not side
deals, and that people are truly
acting for what's in the best
interest of everyone not just a
select few."
However, he said, he would
like to see the local Bahamian
ress be more aggressive, even
n its dealings with the US


Embassy.
"An aggressive press that
challenges us as the US
Embassy. That challenges us if
you don't like what we are
doing.in Cuba, if you don't like
what we are doing in Iraq, come
at us go for it.
"If you don't like what we are
doing with visas come after us.
If you don't like what the Chi-
nese are doing come after them,
If you don't like what your gov-
ernment is doing go after them.
I think that will be the best
thing for the long term peace
of your country," he said.
When asked about the com-
mon perception held by many
government officials that it is
their right to withhold or deny
information to the press,
Ambassador Rood said that in


JOHN Rood


.and it would be stories such as


ambassador pointed out that


they claim.
In the 2005 report, one of the
recommendations made for
amendinents to the act is that
the board s "powers to imtiate
investigations are amended.
According to Mr Gomez, this
means that the board would like
to have the process "defined
so that they know "exactly what
steps we should take to initiate
and perform an investigation
should one be requested by a
concerned member of the pub-
lic.
Mr Gomez has previously
admitted that no private med-
icalfacility has ever been demed
a licence, nor has an investiga-
tion into claims of malpractice
ever been initiated m the board-
's history.


to avoid the responsibility it had
for taking action against a facil-
ity which broke the rule.
The facility is alleged to have
negligently caused the death of
a patient, then omitted to have
forwarded the notification of
death to the CMO.
The BPA claims that the
board's criteria for renewing
licenses is "deficient" with "no
quality assurance programme."
To truly ensure patient care
and safety is the utmost con-
sideration, the board should
have been keeping a record of
deaths at facilities and compar-
ing this data with that of similar
sized hospitals in the USA or
Canada to ascertain whether it
.is operating in the public's
interest.


M By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE board responsible for
licensing private medical facili-
ties says it believes a statistical
record of deaths is necessary -
having recently sought to scrap
the requirement that facilities
must report all deaths to the
chief medical officer.
The Hospital and Healthcare
FAcilities Licensing Board rec-
ommended in its 2005 report,
tabled ixi the House of Assem-
bly on November 29, that a
clause in the Hospitals and
Healthcare Facilities Act requir-
ing all private medical facilities
F to forward notifications of
deaths under their watch to the
chief. medical officer be


removed because it was. "too
much information" for the
CMO to handle.
This conclusion was appar-
ently reached despite the admis-
sion from Jerome Gomez, chair-
man of the board, that during
the period of the board's exis-
tence none of the facilities has
ever forwarded.this information
or been prosecuted for not hav-
ing done so.
Now Mr Gomez has claimed
that though the board thinks it
would be "good" to have a sta-
tistical record of deaths it
will take a while to arrange such
a collation of data because he is
"not certain" where it is kept.
"It would require us to go
,through a whole maze of
bureaucracy," he said, adding


that, due to a lack of resources
aird manpower something
else noted in the board's 2005
report reaching the stage
where new recommendations
to the act could be finalizedd"
could take up to six months.
Questioned as to whether he
agreed that it is not conducive
to good practice for the only
place with a record of when and
for what reason a death
occurred is the institution where
it took place, Mr Gomez said
he agreed "absolutely".
A spokesperson for the
Bahamas Patient's Alliance has
spoken out following the rec-
ommendation that the require-
ment be discarded, accusing the
board-of recomme ndiDg .the
amendment solely in an attempt


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el health care. They will go to
the hospital, to the clinics, to
the doctors, and they will expect
to receive free care," he
explamed.
Senator Turnquest said the
Free National Movement
believes that universal health
care is a fundamental right for
every citizen of the Bahamas,
and that the party would never
play politics with such an impor-
tant issue.
"We do not believe that any-
one on either side of the politt-
cal divide can clan to love the
Bahamian people more or less
than the other," he went on.
"To pander to emotion and
raise the hopes of people to
unachievable levels is to deflect
attention from the need for
health insurance for all. It is
shamefully embarrassing to
hear some persons rant and
rave about this issue."


free health care at public hos-
pitals and clinics, noting that
Other than children and the indi-
gent, it appears as if everyone
else will have to pay.
Mr Turnquest said that health
care is expensive, and the Free
National Movement govern-
ment, like other governments,
recognized-that the Consolidat-
ed Fund is incapable of dedi-
cating sufficient funding ade-
quately to meet the health care
needs of all.
He said the FNM Govern-
ment, in office from 1992 to
2002, was particularly aware of


the very costly treatments
required by serious illnesses
such as cancer (surgery, chemo
and radiation treatment), car-
diac surgery, renal failure (dial-
ysis), hip and knee replacement
surgery, neo-natal care, trauma
resulting from serious accidents
and violence, diseases affecting
major organs, congenital birth
defects, etc.
"Health care has created
financial challenges for many
Bahamians, particularly when
stricken with those illnesses that
require costly treatments," Sen-
ator Turnquest said. "We have
all heard of the heart-wrenching
stories, and I am sure that many
of us have assisted persons as
best as we could.
"Yes, we want to provide
relief, but it must be realistic,
reliable, affordable and sus-
tainable," he continued. "The
people do not want fancy talk


THE PLP government is not
breaking any new ground with
the introduction of the Nation-
al Health Insurance Bill-as for
years successive governments
in the Bahamas have been grap-
pling-with the isskie of afford-
able health care.
This was the claim of Senator
Tommy Turnquest in the Upper
Chamber last week as he pre-
sented the Official Opposition's
position on the NHI Bill.
He reminded senators that
there is currently on the looks
in the Bahamas legislation, poli-
cies and practices that outline


persons who are eligible to
receive free medical care at
public hospitals and clinics.
That list of residents include
persons 65 years and older,
school aged children, civil ser-
vants, policemen, prison over-
seers and other staff at the
prison, pregnant women, per-
sons for whom treatment has
been prescribed, emergency cas-
es, and poor and indigent per-
sons.
He said there was is nothing
in the Bill that will exem t the
majority of these persons who
now have legal entitlements to


coverage would make insurance
coverage affordable for all in
respect of serious illnesses.
"Hence the interest of the
FNM while we were in office in
pursuing a partnership with the
private sector fdr the introduc-
tion of a National Catastrophic
Health Insurance Scheme,"
Senator Turnquest said.
Senator Turnquest said that
based on comments, feedback,
and discussions, it is clear that
everyone agrees that there is a
need for some form of health
insurance, and that Bahamians
would have expected that the
government would have start-
ed at a point where there was
unammous agreement.
He said if government had
started at that point there would
be no issue, and that the harsh
and sad realities faced by many
Bahamians in paying for health
care would have been dealt with
speedily.
"Madame President, like our
colleagues in the other place,
FNM Senators will vote for this
Bill," Senator Turnquest said
in concluding his contribution.



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and gimmicks. They want
affordable, first-class health
care. Do not promise what you
cannot deliver.
"After we pass this Bill, the
people will expect free top-ley-


to be honest and upfront with
them," Senator Turaquest said.
He said it is shameful and
embarrassing to hear members
of the PLP berating Bahamians
who criticized the NHIplan.
'iOur health care profession-
als, without whose support all
our efforts at improved health
care must surely fail, should not
find themselves maligned and
insulted," he said.
Senator Turnquest said there
should not be fear of informing
the public, and that there should
not be a preoccupation with
controlling what the people
hear.
"Similarly, we do not accept
that representatives of labour
or employers of labour should
be slandered for not agreemg
book. line anifsinid*r fo'what
the governing party has puppy
posed." be said.


THE NHI Billis only a frame-
work, and much more work
needs to be done before it will
produce a National Health
Insurance scheme, Senator Toin-
my Turaquest said continuing
the Free National Movement's
support of the National Health
InsuraisceBillintheSenatelast
week. He said that "the devil is
in the details" of the Bill.
He said that after the Bill is
passed there will still be the
same public hospitals, the same
number of beds, the same pub-
lic and private wards, the same
operating theatres and public
clinics, the same diagnostic
capability, and th6 same health
care providers.
Commenting on Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie's assertion
TETTahamians are dyirig
becausetheydonothaveacces
to health care and so the Bill


must be passed swiftly, Senator
Turnquest said the devil is in
the details of the Bill.
"This Bill will certainly not
stop people fiom dying, because
this Bill is just a shell," the
Opposition Senate Leader said.
"There are no details about
what the plan entails, and as
they say, the devil is in the
details."
He strongly expressed the
view that the NHI issue has
become very political, and that
members of the governing par-
ty appear to be using the Bill
to jump-start their daunting
election campaign.
"The government needs to
stop scaring people to have their
way, and stop playing tricks
withpeople'semotionsmorder
to eceive thenin akiidarif
understand reason and Gets.
and they want their go

says Turnquest


THE Free National Move-
ment, as the government of The
Bahamas, actively sought pri-
vate partnership for the provi-
sion of a comprehensive Cata-
strophic Health Insurance
scheme, Senator Tommy Turn-
quest told colleagues in the
upperchamberlastWednesday.
The Senate Opposition
Leader said the FNM believes
that the greatest and most
immediate health need in the
Bahamas relates to health insur-
ance coverage to iissist with cat-
astrophic illnesses.
Thousands of Bahamians
cannot afford the private health
insurance which would ade-
quately cover such serious ill-
nesses, he explained.
"Some persons who can
afford to.pay health insurance
premiums are denied coverage


by private insurance companies
because of what is called pre-
existing health conditions or
age," he said, adding that many
of those persons suffer from
debilitating diseases.
"Health care for all persons
require more resources: finan-
cial, diagnostics, additional
trained health care profession-
als, and a system to bill and col-
lect from private insurers for
services rendered to insured
persons at our public health
care institutions," the senator
continued.
He said National Health
Insurance needs to ensure the
provision of medication for
treatment of chronic illnesses
like hypertension (high blood
pressure) and diabetes, for all,
and that universal mandatory
catastrophic health insurance


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8 By ALISON LOWE
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A LEADING light in the
Bahamas medical and religious
community, Dr Richard E.
Crawford, MB, MBS, died at
Doctors Hospital on December
12th at 1.30am.
Dr Crawford was a general
practitioner, and a man widely
involved in Bahamian society,
particularly the Anglican com-
munity. He also took great
enjoyment from his position as
a member of the ordinands
committee.
Born on July 28, 1945, Dr
Crawford was a student at Gov-
ernment High School, where he
was head boy, and finished
among the top students in his
class, before gaining scholar-
ships to study medicine at the
University of the West Indies.
He held a number of notable
positions of responsibility dur-
ing his lifetime. He was a presi-
dent of the Bahamas Medical
Association, and also served on
theBahamasMedicalandNurs-
ing Councils. He held the posi-
tion of medical director at a
number of insurance firms,
including Family Guardian.
A member of the South East
Nassau Rotary Club, Dr Craw-
ford was named Rotarian of the
year at one point, and also
served as president. He was
active on the education com-
mittee of the Bahamas Heart
Association.
His son, Dr Ricardo Craw-
ford, remembered his father on
Friday as a "renaissance man"
who would have excelled in
ariphing he tried.
"He was jubt a very infilli
gebt man," said Dr CravRord:
"Once he put hisinind to some-
thing he would get it done. He
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er and the family included up
to 15 persons every week," said
Mrs Crawford.
"You could find him at home
every holiday, and he always
included his friends in his fami-
ly gatherings," said his son. "His
number one priority was his
family."
Beyond that, his love of God,
and his commitment to the
Anglican church played an
enormous role in his life.
As a former member of the
Anglican diocese of the
Bahamas and a vestry member
of St. Barnabas church where
he was actively involved in
sticial oritreach Mers CraWford
said he s "able to see Jesus in
everyone."
"He was my best friend," said
Mrs Crawford. "He was a lov-
v d r=
She said he was "an adviser,
counselor, friend and brother
to many persons" and a "good
role model" to all during his
lifetime.


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Crawford and son, Ricardo
Crawford, he is survived by his
daughter-in-law, Momque
Crawford; his son Justin Craw-
ford and his soon-to-be-daugh-
ter-in-law, Kenya Darrell; his
twin sister, Mrs Paula Brown.
and son-in-law Joseph Brown;
and his much-loved grandchil-
dren, Jamie and Blair.
Funeral services will be held
for Dr Crawford at St Barnabas
Anglican church on Baillou Hill
Road on Wednesday, Decem-
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moved in parliament to address
disparities in the pensions of
public servants.
Public Service Minister Fred ,
Mitchell made this announce-
ment in the House of Assem-
bly on Wednesday.
4 "The government is expect-
ed to move for the first reading
of a Bill for Act to Amend the
Pensions Act; A Bill for an Act
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decided that these bills will pro-
vide some equity for those per-
sons who have been in one way
.or another disadvantaged in
their terms and conditions of
service in the public service as it
relates to pensions.
"One of the benefits of the
public service is the fact of a
pension after years of good aird
faithful service. The bills are all
designed to more fully effect
. that intent.
"The bills come with the sup-
port of the public sector unions
and with the Public Service
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co to continue her legal battle
over her late husband's fortune.
According to The Miami
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the downtown courthouse,
wearing a black dress and sun-
glasses, marked the first time
she has left the Bahamas since
the death of her son, Daniel,
and the birth of her daughter,
Dannielynn Hope Marshall
Stern, in September.
At issue is the will of oil
tycoon J Howard Marshall III,
which did not include Smith.
She has argued he intended to
provide for her through a spe-
cial trust.
David Madden, a spokesman
for the court, said Ms Smith was
at the building, which houses
the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals, for a mediation hear-
ing. Calls to lawyers weren't
immediately returned.
The case made its way all the
way to the US Supreme Court,
which revived the former Play-
boy playmate's pursuit of her
late husband's estate by ruling
she deserved another day in
court.
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hear the rest of the story from
those that remained at the
front throughout the ordeal.
Two security officers from
lieighbouring establishments
had now Jomed the shaken
. guard and all agreed that the
culprits made their way by
foot down a path leading



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minutes, had gone off m pur-
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ther change nor goods.
Returned to the store,
now a place teeming with
police and onlookers and
asked the cashier if she
recalled taking-my money
and, if so, she would mind
returning it. To this, she
responded "yeah, I took it
from you, but then the man
yuck it right outta my hand".
I was told I could take the
goods, for which I had paid,
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gesturing menacingly at the
guard.
At this point, a degree of
panic erupted, as employees
and customers (myself melud-
ed) all made for the rear of
the store. Once there, we
retreated into the stockroom,
where some (again, myself
included) managed to find
convenient hiding places
among the piles of stock.
.
hough in retrospect
this latter measure
was firobably not justified
(armed robbers' main concem
tends to be getting in and out
of an establishment in the
least possible time, not pursu-
ing retreating customers) the
shock of the events, especially
the discharge of a firearm,
triggered a natural reaction to
evade the source of danger.
Inside the stockroom, the
relatively light-hearted nature
of the conversation among the
store's employees ('"Boy, you
. see how that gun flash? Mitd-
dose!" etc.) contrasted with
the quiet terror of customers
(many of them tourists) and
offered yet more confirmation
that such events are witnessed
with contempt-breeding fre-
quency by supermarket
employees on this island. Last


The almost
drilled response
of the cashier to
his demandS
suggests the .
disturbing
-
eqUCRCY
with which
the routine is
repeated at
Supermarkets,
885 StationS and
other places of
business in NeW
Providence.


year, a robbery at that very
store led to the fatal shooting
by police of one of the rob-
be tPmwin tre trstaw t-
er, we were given the all clear
to return over the intercom,
shaken customers and excit-
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behind (the direction of the
store's entrance) and began
demanding that she "open the
cashregisternow!"Hespoke
nervously and with urgency,
though not in a loud voice.
Events transpired so quick-
ly that my first thought was
that the man was an employee
of the store coming to my
assistance as the cashier was
delaying in opening the regis-
ter and completing the trans-


N the evening of
O Friday the 15th of
December sometime after
8pm, I witnessed at uncom-
f urtably close quarters the
armed robbery of City Mar.
kets Cable Beach branch.
I had just approached the
cashier with my selected items
.nd handed her the payment
when a slightly built young
man approached her from


between his accomplice and
the store's security officer. It
ended when the robber
seemed to free himself and
proceeded to discharge what
looked like a Colt .45 pistol
into the air.
Until that point, few except
myself, the cashier and the
security officer seemed aware
that anything had gone awry.
The quiet buzz of activity went
on as the robber proceeded to
empty the register within a
few feet of me. With the gun-
shots, however, the attention
of the whole store focused on
the armed man, who was now


action.
In fact, he was an armed
robber. And the almost drilled
response of the cashier to his
demands suggests the disturb-
ing frequency with which the
routine is repeated at super-
markets, gas stations and oth-
er places of business in New
Providence.

t some point, an
A accomplice had also
entered and moved toward
the further corner of the store.
As the first man spoke to the
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represents the BNT on the Coast-
al Awareness Committee and the
BEST Commissign's biodiversity
, subcommittee.
She 4 responsible for all
BNT publications and acts as a
contributing editor to The Baha-
mas Naturalist and Journal of
Science. A former school teacher,
she has coordinated several
v;:::,1:grad nr saeBaahna
mian teachers, including the West
Indian Whistling Duck and Wet-
lands project, which produced
an internationally acclaimed
teacher's resource guide.
Her participation in the Peo-
ple and Parrots Project for the
Abaco National Park, a partner-
ship with the University of Flor-
ida, has produced materials
promoting the park as well as a
teacher's resource guide for the
pine forest ecosystem. Mrs. Gape
also acts as coordinator for the
Bahamas Important Bird Areas
Programme m partnership with
Birdl'ife International, which
provides training for citizen sci-
ence initiatives. And she has been
the driving force behind the
BNT's successful fundraising ac-
tivities, including the annual
Wine and Art Festival and Christ-
mas Jollification.
"In my new role I hope to
expand opportunities for educa-
tion and outreach and bring a
greater environmental awareness
to all Bahamians," Mrs. Gape
said. "We will continue to foster
true collaborative partnerships
with local and international con-
servation agencies to provide as
broad a base as possible for nat-
ural resource protection in The
Bahamas.


Ballamians Eric Carey and
Lynn Gape are the new
executive director and
Spixty executive director of
the BahamasNational Trust.
We decided to look inter-
itally fof candidates to fill these
top posts, said BNT President
Glen Bannister. Both Eric and
Lynn have been committed Ba-
hamian enviionmentalists and d~
dedicated executives for years, and
we are confident that they will
be able to move the Trust forward
as the flation's leading conserva-
tion orgamsation.
Mr Carey had been director?
of parks and science liaison since
2003. He came to the Trust
through the Parks Partnership
Project, A Bacardi-funded mitia-
tive which is responsible for pro-
its"E""n:.:"@"2'
administration of national parks
and protected areas is the BNT's
chief mandate.
Mr. Carey led the develop~
ment of a management plan for .
the Exuma Cays Land and Sea
Park, one of the most successful
marine fishery reserves in the
wider Caribbean. He has worked
with lockl communities to devel-
op management plans for the
Abaco and Andros National
Parks, and he is working with
local people to establish a nation~
al park on San Salvador.
In his role as science liaison
Mr. Carey helped organise the
BNT's Scientific Advisory Com-
mittee, which provides a forum
for technical input from interna-
tional scientists on a range of
Bahamian conservation issues.
He is also one of the biologists
working with the internationally
recogmzed Kirtland's Warbler
see and Training Project in
amas.
Before joining the Trust, Mr.
Carey was a volunteer on the
BNT's wildlife, ornithology and
game bird committees for 10
.DAs a serv ion o Iteer
ep Agr
he was responsible for processing
research applications, managing
the Botamcal Gardens, partici-


Mr. Eric carey


Mrs. Lynn Gape


rating in scientific projects and
representing The Bahamas at in-
ternational meetings on wetland
and biodiversity conservation.
He is the past president of
the Society for the Conservation
and Study of Caribbean Birds,
the largest bird conservation and
research organisation in the re-
glon.
"As I reflect on the long and
distinguished history of the Trust
- built through the hard work of
dedicated volunteers, officers,
and staff both past and present
- I hope that Bahamians will join
us by the thousands," Mr. Carey
said."We want to ensure that our
national parks allow Bahamians
of today to experience the won-


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a o aa Service

G oHr p al aina naN tnoSnal
tems Centre hosted a one-day
workshop for senior executives
within the Public Service last.
Wednesdayas part of the cen-
tre's ongoing training require-
ments.
The training mandate was
established under the Land Use
Planning and Administration
Project (LUPAP) Component
two programme being admin-
istered by the Bahamas Nation-
alGeographicInformationSys-
tems Centre (BNGIS) under
the auspices of the Office of the
PrimeMinisterincollaboration
with the Inter-American Bank.
Wednesday's workshop was
facilitated by Ms Carolann
'Albury, Director of the BNGIS
Centre; Mrs Valrie Grant-Har-
ry, GISP, Geographic Profiles
Coordinator, and Ms Danielle
Hanek, Analyst, BNGIS Cen-
tre.
The seminar focused on a
number of key issues, including
'the role of executives in the
development of the National
GIS Programme, GIS functions,
National GIS Vision, Policies
nd Strategies, GIS in Advanc-
ing the Business of Govern-
ment, National Spatial Data
Infrastructure and Organisa-
tional Benefits of GIS.
Senior executives from the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion, Department of Civil Avi-
ation, Department of Environ-
mental Health, Department of
Lands and Surveys, Department
of '.I. l....r.=1.. Ministr of
istryf inal G.--.ernment,
Ministry of Transport and Avi-
ation, Port-Department, Office
of the Attorney General, Min-
istry of Education, Science and
Technology, Ministry of Finan-
cial Services and Investments,
Ministry of Public Service and
the National Emergency Man-
agement Agency (NEMA)
attended the one-day event.
Representatives from non-
governmental agencies, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and the Bahamas Nation-
al Trust, in addition to repre-


sentatives from the Business
License/Valuation Section of
the Ministry of Finance, also
attended the workshop.
Ms Albury told participants
that the Government 6f the
Bahamas "has a vision" for the
implementation of GIS Use in
the establishment of "everyday
planning policies" and that they
must continue to make steps
towards embracing the benefits
of GIS technology.
"If The Bahamas wants to
attract better than its share of
investments,,then the entire
structure ofGovernment has to
be seen as being very efficient
and has to be able to produce
information quickly and easily
which is a prerequisite for
research and pinning.

Vision

"There is a vision for GIS
implementation in The
Bahamas; the professional com-
mitment is.there; the Govern-
nient's commitment is there and
so we anticipate that the entire
Public Service will be equally
receptive to this process," Ms
Albury added.
Mrs Grant-Harry noted that
GIS Applications can be used in
a number of ways to better
improve the timely delivery of
services within the Public Ser-
vice.
improvetheorganhationalinte-
gration of the Public Service
which will result in the "expe-
ditious access and delivery of
data",can lead to the creation
of new marketable services, and
lead to better decision making
through geographic queries and
analysis.
"In a GIS, one can see what-
ever you choose to see and
examine any number of features
provided and have the right
data available to you," Mrs
Grant-Harry said. "It can be
used to examine land elevation,


energy consumption, mineral
resources or whatever else they
are dealing with.
"Additionally, GIS Appli-
. cations can help to foreshadow
problems and devise early
solutions, reconcile conflicting
demands and result in the
sharing of information, which
will lead to mereased cooper-
ation among various min-
istries, corporations and agen-
cies that cat help Government
to move more quickly and
more effectively in addressing
any concerns the country may
have," Mrs Grant-Harry
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perform during yesterday's Amissal Christmas
Beat Retreat with WRICorporal-Seymour
singing 'Holy City'. There was a'hnge
attendance.at the event including.
Governor General Arthur Hanna and
Prime Minister Persy Christie.
(Msoto: Franklyn G Ferguson)


Armed
robbers
FROM page one
store"< emphiefa of his The couple then stole the
emplosee's car a grey 199"
Nissan Pulsar from the store's
parking lot and used n as their
escape Lehicle.
Police recoleted the stolen
vehicle a short time later on
Faith Avenue.
However, the couple had set
fire to the car before fleeing the
area and Fire Services had to
be called to extinguish the blaze.
The vehicle was badly damaged.
Mr Evans said that police
now have a woman in custody
and are questioning her in con-
nection with the matter.


.~:


Son of prominent reactor
.
dies after apparent fall
FROM page one
son of Sotheby's International Real[\ president. George Danu-
anos, and his death has sent shock-wates through the real
estate communing, as he had just return to the Bahamas and \\as
assisting his father in his business.
.ls friends of the Dantianos family express the condolences'
one family friend said of Ja\ Damianos: ""He was a really nice
kid. He just joined the family business recently, and his father
always introduced him so proudly."
Another family friend, Greg Lowe, added: "When we heard
the news today, we were absolutely stunned and shocked and
very saddened by it all. He was such a lovely young man. I
can't even begin to think how the family must be hurting right
now."
The Tribune attempted to contact officials of the Royal
Bahamas Police Department, however, up to press time, no
one with department was available to answer questions con-
cerning the particulars of Mr Damianos's death.


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ROM page one
Liquor Store on Soldier
Road when he was assault-
ed by a 21-year-old man.
'A 21-year-old man and
a female drove past the
liquor store and spoke to
the 29-year-old man, who
vias standing ,outside the
store at the time. They
then left, but returited a
short time later. This time
the 21-year-old and the 29-
year-old got into an argu-
mint which got out of
hand. A brawl ensued,"
ME Evans said,
As a result of the fight
between the two men, the
29-year-old Windsor Place
mahsustaitiedseverallac-
erations and stab wotmds.
lie died of his injuries at
the scene, Mr Evans said.
The 21-year-old man
tuiped himself in to police
shtirtly after the izicident.
Earlier on Friday, Grand
Bahama police discovered

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A team of *Central
Defective Unit (CDU)
officers, acting on infor-
mation they had received,
pro eeded to the cul-de-
sac of Galleon Close in the
Barpary Beach area, near
the Grand Lucayan Water-
way {
Upon arriving in the
area police discovered the
bur4t-out shell of a Nissan
Cefiro in the bushes off the
eastern side of the road.
W En the COU officers
exankined the vehicle they
discovered the charred
rentiins of a man lying
across the back seat. The
body as burned beyond
recognition.
Th6 relitains were taken
to thief; morgue at Rand
Memorial Hospital, where
an autopsy is expected to
be performed some time
this week to determine the
exact cause of death.
Police consider this case
the tenth murder of the
year for the island of
Grand Bahama and have
takentinto custody four
Freeport men, ages 18, 19
and two 20 year olds.
Criminal charges in con-
nectiop with this matter
ore ected to be filed


MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006, PAGE 15


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important things we can do
as parents, citizens and gov-
ernments.
"In making this meaning-
ful donation, Old Bahama
Bay wants to contribute to
teachers' ability to teach and
students' ability to learn,"
said Ten Broek.


Valued at $80,000.00, the
central air conditioning sys-
tem was installed through-
out the school except for
Kindergarten classes which
were already equipped with
air conditioners. Funds were
collected through private,
personal donations made by


owners and management of
Old Bahama Bay.
In official Handing-Over
ceremonies held at the
school, Al Ten Broek, Presi-
dent & Chairman, Old
Bahama Bay, commented
that the education of our
children is one of the most


FRIDAY December 15th,
2006 was a memorable date
for faculty and students of
.he West End Primary
School as Old Bahama Bay
Resort & Yacht Harbour
officially donated an air con-
ditioning system to the
school.


FROM page one
wants the provability and the
restructure group wants some
assurance as to what time the
will be able to take control'
he said.
In the House of Assembly
last week Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie indicated that
World Investment Holdings,
the Florida-based group that
entered the bidding for the
stricken Grand Bahama resort
late in the day, and raced to
the front of the pack, was
attempting to assign or sell its
bid to purchase the resort to
2 another investor group.
Mr Christie later mdicated
that the next 48 hours wouki
be key to whether a deal could
be reached with either World
Investments Holdings or the
new group, which from his
hints, is likely to melude-at
least some of the investors in
the former.
News that the World Invest-
ments Holdings bid to pur-
chase the Royal Oasis has
apparently run into trouble
will come as little surprise to a
number of people, not least
the residents of Freeport and
Grand Bahama who have
expressed skepticism about the
group's ability to pull it
op
In October, Prime Minister
Perry Christie told Parliament
he had "some concerns" over
the proposed purchase of th
Royal Oasis property by
World Investments Holdings,
a consortium of Flonda-based
investors.
At the time, he said Goy-


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Royal Oasis
ernment had conducted
"major investigations into
each person to determine the
bona fides of the persons rep-
resenting themselves as being
shareholders in the purchas-
ing company".
"My concerns have been
expressed from day one, but in
this country my concerns
come into being only when we
are going to give approval for
something," the Prime Minis-
ter said.
The ongoing saga invoking
the Royal Oasis, which closed
in September 2004 after it was
severely damaged by Hurril
cane Frances, has seriously
affected Grand Bahama's
economy, resulting in the dis-
placement of more than 1,200
workers employed at the
resort.
The effects of the closure
have been felt throughout
Grand Bahama, particularly
in business closures in the
International Bazaar.
When the Royal Oasis
closed in September 2004, its
operator, Driftwood
(Freeport), had left liabilities
of at least $22 million.
Much of that money, some
$16 million, was owed in casi-
no taxes.
However, the resort also
owed the hotel pension funds
$4.1 million as of January
2005.Othercreditorsincluded
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority Group of Compa-
nies, Grand Bahama Power,
the National Insurance Board
(NIB), and private companies
on Grand Bahama.
Apart from Seyed Moghani,
the original investors in World
Investment Holdings include
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tive of Coral Gables-based
Internet travel agency, Trave-
Leaders, a father-and-son duo
who are both called Fernando
Alvarez, .and Id alberto
Rodriguez.
World Investment Hold-
ings' Bahamian partner is
Lawrence Chisholm & Asso-
ciates, an.architectural and
planning firm based on Eliza-
,beth Avenue in Nassau. The
company will be the lead
architect and planner in the
investors' bid to revive the
Royal Oasis, once the deal is
closed.
. Theresort's attraction to
investors has been reduced
because it is not located on
the beach, and it will need
massive redevelopment and
investment to upgrade the
properties before they can be
opened.






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VANDALS have so far
failed to burn down the tra-
ditional Swedish Christmas
monument, which has been
soaked with flame-liaistant
chemicals for the firserime.
officials said Friday Dec 15
2006. An overnight raid
Thursday was (be firit attack
of the season against she 13-
meter-high (43-foot-high)
150 kilometers (90 miles)
north of Stockholm. The
goat has been burned down
more than 20 times in (he
last 40 years in what has.
become a violent yule tradi-
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1997 C&F 8850
1998 C&F 9700
1998 C&F 10250
1993 C&F 5850
2000 C&F 8250
1995 C&F 2900
1996 C&F 3150
1996 C&F 3600
1997 C&F 4350
1997 C&F 4200
1993 C&F 5500
1993 C&F 5500
1996 C&F 6850
1996 C&F 5250
1997 C&F 8350
1997 C&F 8350
1995 C&F 4150
1996 C&F 2900
1998 C&F 8550
1998 C&F 8950
1997 C&F 9300
1999 C&F 3450
1997 C&F 3200
1997 C&F 3150
1999 C&F 4800
1999 C&F 4550
1999 C&F 4550
1997 C&F 3450
1997 C&F 4200
1998 C&F 3850
1997 C&F 4400
1997 C&F 4250
1997 C&F 4400
1997 C&F 4000
1997 C&F 4150


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65419 Honda CR-V .
65784 Honda CR-V
65979 Honda CR-V
65450 Mitsubishi Challenger
65415 Mitsubishi Pajero
65866 Mitsubishi Pajero io
65874 Mitsubishi RVR
66085 Mitsubishi RVR
65133 Mitsubishi RVR
65144 Mitsubishi RVR
65962 Mitsubishi RVR
65699 Toyota Hilux Surf
66133 Toyota Hilux Surf
65328 Toyota RAV4
66160 Toyota RAV4
65439 Toyota RAV4
65187 Toyota RAV4
65851 BMW 320i
65744 Ford Taurus
65858 Merc-Benz C200
65807 Merc-Benz C240
65856 Merc-Benz C280
65941 Opel Vectra
65925 VW Golf
65918 VW Polo
65413 VW Polo
65828 VW Polo
65468 VW Polo
65573 Honda Civic
65500 Honda Civic
66157 Honda Civic
65928 Opel Vita .
65799 Honda Civic Ferio
65464 Honda Civic Ferio
65420 Honda Civic Ferlo
65651 Honda Civic Ferio


65948 Toyota corolla
66011 Toyota Corolia
65783 Toyota Corolla
65837 Toyota Corolla
65882 Toyota Corona
65836 Toyota Corona
65935 Toyota Mark II
65810 Toyota Sprinter
66168 Toyota Windom
65118 Toyota Windom
65909 Toyota Windom
66044 Toyota Windom
65956 Toyota Windom
66167 Toyota Windom
66003 Toyota Caldina
65884 Toyota Carib
65690 Toyota Corolla
65981 Toyota Corolla
65887 Toyota Raum
66480 Mitsubishi RVR
66681 Mitsubishi RVR
66800 Mitsubishi RVR
66608 Mitsubishi RVR
66638 Mitsubishi RVR
66377 Toyota Hilux Surf
66613 Toyota Hilux Surf
66723 Toyota RAV4
66530 Honda Civic
66780 Honda Civlc
66799 Honda Clvlc
66545 Honda Civic
06693 Honda Accord
66976 Honda Accord
66938 Honda Civlc Ferio
66680 Honda Inspire
66614 Honda Integra
66692 Honda Integra


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1998 C&F 4000
1998 C&F 4250
1998 C&F 4000
1995. C&F 2800
1995 C&F 2950
199T C&F 4850
1996 C&F 3150
1995 C&P 3350
1995 C&F 3100
1995 C&F 3250
1995 C&F 3350
1995 C&F 3100
1996 C&F 3350
1996 C&F 3300
1995 C&F 2650
1997 C&F 3900
1999 C&F 5150
1997 C&F 3950
1995 C&F 3100
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came about in a perfectly reasonable
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and returned the ten, ducked by
declare. But West, recognizing the
futility of persisting with clubs, over-
took the ten with the jack and shifted
to the queen of diamonds.
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attack from a new quarter. He took
the queen with the king and finessed
the eight of hearts, losing to the
queen. Back came a low diamond,
West's jack forcing the ace. When
South now crossed to his hand with a
spade and tried another heart finesse,
East won with the king and cashed
two diamond tricks to put the con-
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in clubs and shifted to a diamond at
trick three, hoping East held either
the king or ten-
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won the third club with the ace. He
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menaced. Kramnik was
congratulating himself on his
subtle resource when, to his
horror, he noticed afataIflaw in
his analysis. He had to abandon
the Nxg6 defence and choose
another line whkh only succeeded
after mutual blunders. How does
White win in the diagram?
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Despeir 10, Greet 11, Rings 12.
Bread 13, Fel out 15, End 17, 0>
us 18, 1:e.g.-alo 19, Blues 20, Rifle
22, Be-SS 24, Had 25, Re-venue
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presented to you, Gemini. Now's your
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early just because the weekend hqs/
arrived. Put in a few extra hours to
finish a project.
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in the- hot seat, Libra. Cool dowit
flaring tempers with some well-
crafted words. Expect opposition to
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your week, Scorpio, so why tryf.
Slack off after Wednesday you
deserve and need some time to
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have, Sagittarius. It really is top
good to be true. Trust others when
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and making enemies in the process.
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revolve around you, so give othe
some time to shine.
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away from work for a few days.
Don't let it worry you. Your super-
visor will understand that this is
important business.
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Bogue Pumping Station Rehabilitation
Bogue Welifield Optimization
Eleuthera Tanks Refurbishment
Eleuthera Mains Renewals Project
Bannerman Town RO Water Supply
Cotton Bay Homeowners Water Supply
Windermere Island Water Supply
Spanish Wells Trailer Office
Three-Islands Dock Mains Extension
Rock Sound/Tarpum Bay Water Supply

EXUMA
Exuma Mains Extension/Renewal Project
Barraterre Water Supply
Williams Town Water Supply
Georgetown 80 Plant Expansion
Farmers Cay Brine Disposal
Staniel Cay RO Plant Expansion
- Black Point Upgrade Works
Little Exuma Water Supply
GRAND BANAMA
Sweepings Cay RO Plant
East Grand Bahama Water Supply
II# ASUA
Inagua Mains Extension
1,088 ISLAND
Central Long island Mains Renewals and Extensions Phase II
Central Long Island Extension Phase III
Northern Long island Water Supply System Phase I
Deadmans Cay Commercial Office
Simms Wellfield Optimization
MAYAGUANA
Mayaguana Water Supply improvements

RAGGED ISLAND
Duncan Town Distribution System
RUM ISLAND
Rum Cay Distribution System
$AN SALVADOS
San Salvador Mains Project
Cockburn Town Storage Tank Repair
Cockburn Town 90 Plant Expansion
Cockburn Town Commercial Office
Sugar Loaf and Long Bay Extensions


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For further Information
OR (irplilBIS OR1(011F
Islaml, please contact:


Mr. Gregory Johnson
Wouthwa as

Mr. Keith Thosnpson
Ahaco Operations

Mreliersit Thraquest
Eduum Operations

Uls.Balsy BowleS
Andros
OperaHons '

Mr. Wendell Cartwright
Long Island Operations

Mr M.Benaby
All Other Islands

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006, PAGE 43


THE TRIBUNE


ISLAND TOTAL


WORKS IN PROGRESS


SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE


COMPLETE


$55,979.00


$2,769,267.20


$2,585,566.371


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COLINAlmperial In,(arance Company
has seen its net settled f rst year premium
income increase by 35, per cent for the
year to November 2006) its president told
The Tribune, indicylingithat the company
is starting to leverage its size as it b ns to
focus outward following two years of inte-
gratione
t hI n 5 t h)eds piny:


Company plans'lbrks 8:Caicos move and hopes fo early 200-' Village Roa sle


7.,-=::
shakes hands with
Chris Maguire,
president and chief
execusive omeer or
Slaubach Retail and
Cypress Equities.
(Photo:
Felip6 Major/
TribuneStaj])

Eleuthera master lan in

final Stage Of development

5 By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
A MASTER plan designed to ensure that Harbour Island and
the entire island of Eleuthera retain their 'five-star status' is
reaching its final stages of preparation, the Prime Minister
announced last week.
Mr Christie, on the island for the signing of the Heads of
Agreement for a 5700 million resort to be developed by Dallas-
based Staubach Retail and its affiliate, Cypress Equities, said
EDAW, the planning firm,
retained by the Government
to design master plans for seve SEE page 9B


Firm to sitakEBuy
Bahamian 'reality, not myth'

M By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
PALINICA Manufacturing, a Babamian-owned company, is
aiming to "inake 'Buy Bahamian' a truth, not a myth",after financ-
ing from the Goverriment-Offunded funding from the Bahamas
Entrepreneurial Venture Fund..
The company, which will manufacture whirlpool both tubs, clear
polycarbonate hurricane shutters. Corian kitchen counter tops
and cultured marble vanities.is based on Chesapeake Road.and is
the brainchild of Palincia's presi-
dent, Allington Hunter' SEE e 9B
At the contpany's launch on PRE


Abaco Market sees

$974k net loss for Q2


t


MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006


queries

8 By NEIL HARTNE L Co, expressed concerns that
TribunbiBusiness Editor LeadenhalPs $3 million invest-
ment in a ftind managed by
n 2 o oaffrant ibaa ge td8rn pro
hah th u donfed apple edinithe detmenitaior
been doublee dip- took out with Generali Inter-
ping" by Managers of the bank's national, a Guernsey-based
investmeritswiththe Blibamiari insurer, .
instittitioh also facing a $100 Leadenhall paid $118156 in
millionilalm by defrauded quarterly investment manage-,
clients Af a multi-million dollar ment fees to General during
Ponzi st-heme it once pyovided the first three quarters of 2006.
servicepfo. I. And for Caledonia's Caledonia
In his third reporti to the Tund Investments, the
Sixpre e Court, Craig 'Tony Bahamas-based financial ser-
Gome of Gomez Partners & vices provider received a



Colinalmperialf&s 35%


Mr Gomez wrote: --It is a
matter of concern that this
[Caledonia] investment
appeared on the Generali Inter-
national financial statement,
where the same assel is further
charged for management ser-
1ices.
"This appears to be a case of


double dipping by investment
managers; I spoke with Cale-
donia on this matter, and was
adyssed that they did not know.
why the investment appeared
orithe Generali slatement.
Mr Gomez said he had dis-
cussed the issue with Leaden-
halfs former managing direc


tor. William Jenningsandwas
conimuIng tusmvestigatione
Leadenhall held 78 per cent
of the investment portfoho m
the Caledonia Fund Invest-
ments, and Mr Gomez had

SEE page dB


$38,280 investment manage-
ment fee from Leadenhall,
according to the fund's 2004
audited financial statements
Caledonia received a total of
$67,688 in 2004 for managing
Caledonia Fund.Investments,
including some $28,931 in
organisation fees.


icy.sales where the policy application has
been made. approved and the premium
paid. Mr Braithwaite atrributed the growth
to the company's energy. new products
and focus outwards. "looking for business
opportunities". in addition to consolidat-
itig the systems and cultures it bad inher-


ed Colina Holdings, felt "very comfort-
able growing market share on the life
insurance side".adding: "We're now back
on track. 2007 should be an even better
year than 2006,
'We're putting together what is going to
be a very fornudable group, with signifi-
cant assets, significant clour and signifi-


.carsnris


Confirms $1.3mloss
restatement for previous year

accounting errors.
While Gavin Watchorn, Aba-
co Markets' president, said the
second quarter results showed
the company was "steadily

SEE 8B
PM


double dipping


* QUCStions over Nassau-based Ckledonia's, and Generali's, fees
* $100m claim filed against Bahanuan bank
* FirstFinancial litigation 'may be resolved' by 2007 first quarter
* COilectiOR agenCieS tO target 103 Bahamas-based card customers owing $717k


rise in settld p'emium


8 ~~~~; B I1 HRNL


M By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ABACO Markets, the BISX-
listed retail group, generated%
$974,000 net loss.for its fiscal
2007 second quarter despite a
5 per cent rise m sales lit con-
tinuing operations, as it con-
firmed its loss for the previous
year had quadrupled from
$302,000 to $1.3 million due to












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DIVIDENDIAGM NOTES-
BBL has declared dividends of $0.01 per share payable
December 15th. 2006 to all shareholders of record date Decem-
her lith,2006.
BPF has declared dividends of $0.20 per share payable
December 20th, 2006 to all shareholders of record date Decem-
ber 13th, 2006.
CHL has declared dividends of 50.04 per share payable
wilbin 10 business days after the record date to all shareholders
of record date December 13th. 2006.
BAB has declared dividends of 50.02 per share payable
December 22nd, 2006 to all shareholders of record date Decem-
ber 18th, 2006.
CBL has.declared ividends of 40.12 per share-payable
December 29th, 2086 to all sharehold o(record daite Decem-
ber 15th," 2006.
CWCO has.declared dividends of $0.012 per BDR payable
February7tly.2007)o allsliareholderkof carMate eg65n
31st, 2006.
Bank of the Bahamas Limited will hold its Annual Gener-
al Meeting on December 22nd.2006, at 6:00 p.m. at the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel, Bay Street. Nassau. Babamas.


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IT was another active trad-
of,",'"'CEnd
The market saw 13 out of its 19
listed stock trade, of which sev-
en advanced, three declined and
three remained unchanged.
Volume leader for the week
was Doctors Hospital Health
Systems (DHS) with 16,000
shares changing hands and
accounting for 32.60 per cent of
the total shares traded.
The big advanced for the
week was Benchmark
(Bahamas) Limited (BBL), up
$0.06 or 8.57 per cent to end the
week at $0.76.
Also advancing handsomely
this week was FOCAL (FCL),
gaining $0.30 or 2.45 per cent
to close the week at a new 52-
week high of $12.55. On the
down side for a second straight
week was Doctors Hospital
Health Systems (DHS). losing
$0.10 or --3.85 per cent to close
at $2.65.
The FINDEX gained 2.61
points for the week, to close at
735.29.
COMPANY NEWS
JS Johnson Company Ltd
(JSJ) For the nine months
ending September 30, 2006, net
income attributable to ordinary
shareholders stood at $4.6M,
representing an increase of
$509K or 12.4 per cent versus
$4.1M for the comparable peri-
hd in 2005.
Total income stood grew by
$634K or 3.7 per cent to total
$18Mwhileoperatingexpenses
increased marginally, to total
$13.2M. Total assets grew by
$7.2M to total $40.7M versus
$33.4M at the end of fiscal2005.
FarnGuard Co. Ltd. (FAM)
- For the 3006, net income
stood at $2.5M or $0.25 per
share versus $1.1M or $0.13 per
share for the same period last
year. Total income increased by
$1.6M or 10.1 p6r cent to total
$17.9M, while beneTits and
operating increasing $305K or
2.02 per cent to total $15.4M.


FINDEX 73529


YTD 33.95%/


CHANGEVOME


YTD PRICE
,CHANGE
-10.96%
13.64%
8.57%
14.71%
5.77%
14.51%
38.89%
4.61%
37.32%
15.85%
30.06%
2.18%
15.21%
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24.88%
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0.00%


AML
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BPF
BSL
BWL
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CBL
CHL
ClB
CWCB
DHS
FAM
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FIN
ICD
JSJ
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W By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
COLINAlmperial Insurance
Company's president said glob-
al experience suggests it takes
five to seven years to develop .
supplemental private insurance
coverage to supplement gov-
ernment-sponsored schemes
such as the proposed National
Health Insurance (NHI) plan,
raising questions about what
Bahamian insurers do immedi-
ately after NHI comes into
being.
Monty Braithwaite said his
company, and other Bahamian
health insurers, were juggling
a variety of "'what if' scenar-
ios" in relation to how the Gov-
ernment's NHI programme
would impact them, particular-
ly in relation to staff levels and
support infrastructure, such as
claims administration and tech-
nology platform.
Emphasizing that he believed
the Government's drive to pro-
vide affordable, accessible
healthcare for all Bahamians
was "noble and noteworthy",
and that he did not want to be
associated with destructive crit-
icism or criticism for criticism's
sake, Mr Braithwaite said:
"There are a lot of unanswered
questions, and to me, a lot of
things don't add up."
The full picture of NHI's
impact on the Bahamian pri-
vate health insurance industry is
unlikely to be revealed until the
scheme's regulations are drawn
up and made public. .
Mr Braithwaite told The Tri-
bune that one particular issue
to be resolved would be the
"transition" phase, during


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"How much coverage can we
provide? What happens to our
infrastructure staff, system?"
Mr Braithwaite said Bahami-
an life and health insurance car-
riers were juggling a number of
staffing and structure-related
issues as a result of NHI's
emergence. He added that a
number were likely to consider
following the route taken by
British American Insurance
Company,. which has opt-
sourced the risk and under-
writing responsibilities for its
Bahamian health insurance
portfolio to Italian-based Gen-
erali.
"Now everybody is going to
look at that. Is that the way out
- to become a broker and drop
the insurance," Mr Braithwaite
said. "My bigger fear is that the
real losers at the end of the day
will be the people who have
coverage today.
"We're going to do the best
we can to engage, and I think in
short order the insurance com-
panies will puta number of
questioIts out to the market,
first to our customers and then
the public at large. '


which Bahamians covered by
private group and individual
health insurance policies would
switch over to the mandatory,
government-run NHI plan.
"There are a couple of major
issues for the entire insurance
industry," Mr Braithwaite said.
"The first is transition. What
happens to all the people who
are sick today? How are they to
be taken care of? If insurance
companies drop their coverage
today, they'll be seen as drag-
ons."
He added that if a private
health insurer wrote $40 mil-
lion in gross premiums annual-
ly, and had 20-25,000 people
covered under group and indi-
vidual policies, if NHI took the
majority of those clients, the
insurer would be left with
reduced prexpium revenues
fewer clients, most of who were
likely to be high risks. .
Private health insurers had
"a very narrow break even"
point, Mr Braithwaite said, and
such a scenario would leave
them making heavy losses.
Other concern, he added, was
that experience globally in oth-
er markets had shown that
when countries introduced
mandatory public health insur-
ance schemes that largely
replaced the private sector, it
took private health carriers a
number of years to develop and
tailor supplemental health
insurance packages.
"A lot of the data suggests
insurance comes back in var-
ied formats, but it takes five to
seveiryears. What do insilrailce
companies do in that interven-
ing period?" Mr Braithwaite
said.


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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2000
IN THE SUPREME COURT No. 270

Common Law Side

BETWEEN
GEORGE BAKER
(As Trustee of the BAKER ESTATE)
Plaintiff

AND
ROOFING BAHAMAS LIMITED
Defendant

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TO: Roofing Bahamas whose last known address for
service was East Bay Plaza, East Bay Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.

TAKE NOTICE that an action has been commenced

"'t trooenB rseem ho Cdit o rge Ba
ISland of New Providence one of the Island of the
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acknowledge service of the Affidavit and Order for
Substituted Service by completing a prescribed form of
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the Attorneys whose name and addrelis appear below,
.
Otherwise judgment may be entered against you.

Dated the 7th day of December, A.D., 2006.

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Chambers
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Pricing information As M 0 IF A

,w:awar-
2wk-1-li 52wk-Low Security Previous Close Today's Close Cnan e Daly bol EPS 5 Div 6 PE Yseld .
s 100295 comMa property Fund 1 1 .6 . %
. 8.03 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 8.(13 8.03 0:00 400 0.796 0.260 10.1 3.24%
O,85 0.70 Benchrtmark 0.70 0.70 0.00 0.265 0.020 2.6 2.86%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.72 1.75 0.03 1,500 0.168 0.060 10.4 3.43%
2 ii/fB ankmas 0 17 40 1885:
2.20 1 64 Colina Holdings 1.91 1.90 -0.01 1,500 0.078 0.040 24.4 2.11%
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2.88 2.10 Doctor'@ Mospital 2.60 2.50 -0.10 16,000 0.295 0.000 8.5 0.00%
6.21 5.54 Famguard 5.79 5.79 0.00 0.552 0.240 10.5 4.15%
12.02 10.70 Finco 12.02 12.02 0.00 0.779 0.570 15.4 4.74%
14.15 10.05 FiratCaribbean 14.15 14.15 0.00 0.927 0.550 15.3 3.89%
12.55 10.00 Focol 12.55 12.55 0.00 1.476 0.500 8.5 3.98%
1.15 0.50 Preeport Concrete 0.55 0.55 0.00 -0.170 0.000 N/M 0.00%
0 so u a 5 on 2
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5 D.w 5 P.E Yield
14 30 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14 60 15 60 14 00 1 923 1 080 8 1 *SO
10 14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8 00 8 25 10 00 0 000 0 640 NF.1 85
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1 3172 1.2637 Colina Money Market Fund 1.3171'?
3.0017 2.5864 Fidelity Baharhas G & I Fund 2 9449
24723 2.2982 Colinapl91PrelbrrtedPund 2.472341
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52wk-haw Mawestclosing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 1 December 2006


ernment.
Mr Rolle, a consultant to the
Coalition, said: "I think with
the way we have interpreted
Clause 14, [the Government
said it] was completely differ-
ent from the intent of it. So
what they have agreed is that
some form of clarification will
be issued shortlyto dispel the
myths, as some might call
them
"The clause was put in there
to ensure employers don't have
to pay twice. They don't pay
for the mandatory NHIinsur-


PAGE 4B, MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006


* The ex-Chamber president
said last Thursdays meeting
had "set a very good tone for
the way forward as we go into
the regulations. They said a
number of items we had tabled
as concerns were already
addressed in the legislation
that has made its way to Par-
liament. We came to agree-
ments on other matters".
Air Rolle said work on draft-
in gt he NHI regulate ions -
regarded as perhaps the most
important part of the Govern-
ment's plan, as the 'devil is in
the detail"- was likely to "to
start almost immediately" once
the Bill was passed.
T he Government is still
wor king on'the NHI benefits
package. deciding what ser-
vices and ailments will be
included in the scheme, and
Air Rolle said the Coalition
would have "more in-depth
discussions" with the admims-
[ration After the Christmas hol-
adays.
He added that last Thurs-
dav's meeting had been "a
good initial start. and we look
forward to continued dia-
Iogue".


ance, and then pay for the
same coverage in private
health insurance. A key ele-
ment of that is private insur-
ers developing supplemental
plans that go above and
beyond the Government plan."
Clause 14 it the NHI Bill
has caused the most contro-
versy and concern among the
busmess community and pri-
vate sector. They have argued
that its provisions are an
unwarranted intrusion and
interference in private con-
tracts, and that it deals with
matters alreadycateredforby
the 2001 labour legislation.
Clause 14 (1) of the Bill says
that despite any agreement 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 employment,
"every employer is entitled to
modify..... the rate of contri-
butions payable" under this
scheme, to eliminate any dupli-
cation of benefits with the pro-
posed NHI scheme.
Apartfromthefactthatthis
seems to allow.employers to


arbitrarily tear up any con-
tracts and agreements made
over the provision of private
health insurance for their staff,
the following clause,14 (2), of
the Bill stipulates that "no
employer shall make any mod-
ification [totheirprivate 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 grottp health plan,
has to be sent to the Minister.
EXCCUtiVCS
This has left business execu-
tives fearing that the Bahamas
is heading down the routeof a
'nanny state', where the Gov-
ernment alwitys determines
whatever is best for people and
seeks to regulate everything,
stifling the private sector.
Mr Rolle told The Tribune
that while the early concerns
regardmg Clause 14 had been
dealt with, the Goveinment's
clarification statement was
"going to play a big part in
clearly understanding the
intent of it".


Tribune.
Describing the Coalition's
meeting last Thursday with
Justice Ricardo Marques, who
headed the government-
appointed committee that
drafted the NHI Bill, as "very
productive and encouraging",
Winston Rolle said the gener-
al concerns initially expressed
regarding Clause 14 had large-
ly been addressed by the Gov-


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Business 'misinterpretitig'


14


NH1 le gis lat io n's Claus e


8 By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government has told
the National Coalition for
Healthcare Reform that "the
way we have interpreted
Clause 14" of the Natiohal
Health Insurance Bill "is coni-
pletely different from its
intent", a former Chamber of
Commerce president told The





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William Telford Lowes "Bill as he was fondly known
of "Treehouse", Christie Terrace, Lyford Cay, Nassau,
Bahamas died at "Chatsworth" Skilled Nursing Facility
.
Palm Beach Flonda on the 12th Day of December 2006
while on holiday.


Mr. Lowes is survived by his wife Daisy of Lyford Cay,
Nassau, Bahamas, one son Peter of England and four
sisters, Muriel, Eve, 1\4argaret and Mary.


Military Career: Major William Telford Lowes served in
English forces during the second world war as a member
on the Eight Army Royal Artillery for six and a half
years from 1939.

He saw action in the Middle East, Egypt, Greece, Crete,
Italy, and the North African Campaign in the battles of El
.
Almam, he was a 'Desert Rat', wounded in Tobruk and
was commissioned. Upon returning to England he was a
member of the Territorial Army.


Professional career: A Fellow of the Royal Town
Planning Institute and a member of the Municipal
Engineers. Mr. Lowes was recommended by the Crown
Agents, London, to be appointed the First Town Planner
to the Bahamas Government and came to live in the
.
Bahamas m 1958 to assume this responsibility late
becoming a permanent resident.
He was active in property management and development
. . .
m the Bahamas and mstrumental m the formation of
the Bahamas Real Estate Association of which he was a
broker member in private practice.


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MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006, PAGE 5B


grated all the old Imperial Life
policies, and all new ones wnt-
ten since the acquisition, on
to its Ingenium software plat-
form. It had two older gilat-
forms, one for Global Life, the
other for Colina Insurance
Company, policies, and was m
the process of getting quotes
on the cost ofconvertmg those
other.
Decision
A decision would then be
taken as to whether it was cost-
effective to convert either of
the two platforms to the Inge-
mum one.
Mr Braithwaite said gome 80
per cent of calls received by
Colinalmperial, seeking veri-
fication of health insurance
claims made by the company,
came from pharmacists.
As a result, Colinalmperial
had launched an Internet veri-
fication system to enable phar-
macists to access the nature of
its clients' coverage and the
deductibles.
The system had first been
used by Save More in
Freeport, and was now being
initiated by Lowe's in Nassau.
Once Lowe's was set up, Mr
Braithwaite said the system
would be "farmed out to
everyone else", and eventually .
Doctor's Hospital.


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FROM page 1B


ited from the three companies
acquired since 2002.
"From mid-2006, the focus
has not just been internal, but
external as well," Mr Braith-
waite said. Colinalmperial's
financial performance has
started to reflect the synergies
and economies of scale to be
gained from its purchases of
Global Bahamas, Canada Life
and Imperial Life, which are
starting to come through.
Following an almost two-
year integration process, Coli-
nalmperial's net income for
the three months to Septem-
ber 30, 2006, more than tripled
from $551,421 the year-before
to $1.189 million. For the first
nine months of its current fiscal
year, net income has more
than doubled to $4.011 million,
compared to $1.834 million the
year before.
"It's the shift from an inter-
nal to an external f ocus," Mr
Braithwaite added. "We've
expanded our distribution
channel network with the
advent of our managing gen-
eral agent, Tristar, and slightly
more focused management.
Starting
"We're starting to get a little
bit of traction, and now have to
engage everybody, be proac-
tive, and get this thing run like
it should be run."
Mr Braithwaite said Coli-
nalmperial was likely to launch
a new annuity product to the
market in 2007, around July-
August, exploiting the exper-
tise of its CFAL affiliate in
investment management, and
the increasing interest of
Bahamians in retirement plan-
mng.
He Added that Colinalmpe-


Colinalmperial was also
looking to establish a branch in
the Carmichael Road area to
take advantage of population
growth there, although Mr
Braithwaite said this might not
necessarily happen in 2007. He
added that the company was
looking for a 2,000 square foot
premises.
Catherine Williams, Coli-
nalmperial's chief financial
officer, said Colinalmperial stin
had the policy portfolio and
licence to operate in the Cay-
man Islands that it had inher-
ited when it acquired Canada
Life's operations there and in
the Bahamas.
She said the company would
take a renewed look at the
Cayman Islands in the New
Year.

MAR g
Mr Braithwaite said Coli-
nalmperial's managing agent,
Tristar, was "aggressively
researching the opportunity to
acquire" the company's 56
Collins Avenue premises, the
former Dominion Life prop-
erty that it owns. Tristar oper-
ates from the building, but Mr
Braithwaite pointed out that
it was "hot a deal today" and
may take time to come to
fruition, if at all.
The former Canada Life
premises on Rosetta Street,
home to 20 Colinalmperial
agents and its Colina General
affiliate will remain in Coli-
nalmperial's ownership for the
moment.
As for the former Village
Road headquarters, Mr Braith-
waite said: "We do have a
deposit. We're in the process
of finalizing it, and hope to be
able to finalist the sale in the
first quarter of 2007." so-
Mr Braithwaite said the
company had successfgginte-


rial would also start to more
aggressively market its
Provider series of products,
given a soft launch earlier this
year, featuring three different
series of whole life, term life
and endowment products.

C Eg
Colinalmperial had also
changed the compensation
packages for agents, increas-
ing the persistency from 13
months to 24 months. This
meant that agents were
encouraged to work harder for
policy retention, as their com-
mission will now be clawed
back when a policy lapses after
24 months, not 13.
Mr Braithwaite said Coli-
nalmperial had "complied with
all the practical decisions
imposed on us" in return for
the Government and financial
services regulators approving
the Imperial Life acquisition.
He added that the company
had been in constant contact
with the regulators over the 21
conditions, and its working
relationship with them had
improved. The only conditions
that are still an issue are under-
stood to be the requirement
that Colina Holdings' majority
shareholder, A.F. Holdings,
reduce its stake from 63 per
cent to 51 per cent, and the
reorganization of the wider
Colina group. The condition
requiring Colinalmperial not
to reduce staff numbers expires
on Decertaber 31, 2006.
Mr Braithwaite said Coli-
salmperial was looking to
expand internationally through
opening a bratich in Turks &
Caicos, either through a part-
nership or managing agent
structure with some local
involvement. The company
had already begun the appli-
cation process for this.


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budgeting.


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Co 'nalmp erial sees 3%





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review daily exception reports to ensure corrective action taken as
necessary
Daily monitoring of Credit and Market Risk
Preparation of annual financial plans and budgets

Candidate should also:

Posses good Technology Skills MS Office (WORD, EXCEL, etc.)
flave the ability to work with minimum supervision
Be able to coordinate small teams to achieve reporting results within
tight deadlines.
Possess good interpersonal and communication skills
Have the ability to foster a team environment.

This position reports to the Financial Controller


Applications, from qualified persons only, should be addressed
and submitted to:


Manager Human Resources
HSBC
P.O. Box N-4917
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax:502-2566/2577


Application Deadline: Monday, 18 December 2006


JOB OBJECTIVE:

To provide financial assistance in managing the corppany's financial resources,
preparing financial reports and analysis, supervising certain key aspects of the
accounting.function and maintaining appropriate relations with Investors and
Board of Directors. The Senior Accountant will report to the Vice President of
Finance and the Financial Controller.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assist in managing the financial affairs of the company
* Supervise key components of the accounting department and accounting
and internal control functions
* Assist with preparation of accurate and timely interim and annual financial
reporting in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards
* Assist in the annual budget exercise
* Assist in training and development of line accounting staff
* Coordinate the annual audit process
* Assist in managing cash flow and treasury functions
* Any other related duties as considered necessary

REQUIREMENTS & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

* Bachelor's Degree or higher in accounting or related financial field
* Professional accounting designation recognized by The Bahamas Institute
of Chartered Accountants
* Minimum of three years post qualifying experience in accounting
* Leadership, management and direct supervision experience is
required
* Very good working knowledge of International Financial Reporting
Standards
* Bahamian citizen
* Proficient in the use of the Microsoft range of applications
* Strong technical and managerial skills
* Excellent communication, analytical and reasoning skills
* Excellent organizational and time management skills
* Team Player with the ability to add value and strength to the team and team
goals
* Honest, ordworking and ability to meet deadlines

The position offers an attractive salary and benefits packagereflecting
the successful applicant's experience and qualifications.

Qualified individuals should submit complete resumes including references
before December 29, 2006 to:
Mark E. Munnings
Partner
Deloitte & Touche

Naso.a aN{ m2a0s
or
Email: mmlinnings@deloitte.com.bs


PAGE 6B, MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006


been approved by the Board of
Directors, and the liquidator
was now reviewing records of
Board and shareholder meet-
ings to confirm this.
Meanwhile, the US attorney
representing clients in the Cash
4 Titles ponzi scheme, has filed
a claim with the US District
Court for the southern district
of Florida for $100 million
against Leadenhall, "alleging
there were fraudulent con-
veyances of millions of dollars
from the bank on the eve of the
bank's receivership on July 18,
2005".
A March 31, 2006, court
order, overruled Leadenhall's
objections to discovery in the
Cash 4 Titles class action law-
suit, and Mr Gomez said the
bank's US attorney, Thomas
Lynch, had withdrawn from
representing it.
Mr Lynch had cited the non-
. payment of $231,000 in fees and
his inability to obtain instruc-
tions from Leadenhall as his
reasons, although Mr, Gomez
said these were being
addressed.
Mr Gomez said he had
received a summons front the
Florida court to appear at a
November 23, 2006, hearing to
show why a default judgement


should not be entered against
Leadenhall in the Cash 4 Titles
action. He had been advised,
though, that he was subject to
the jurisdiction of the Bahamian
court.
The liquidator said he had
also been m talks with attor-
neys representing the Lloyds of
London underwriters providing
Leadenhall's professional
indemnity insurance, who had
expressed concerns over the
potential Cash 4 Titles default
judgement.
Indemnity
The professional indemnity
insurance had been placed
through Nassau-based Carib
Insurance Agency. The agency
had cancelled coverage for 2003
and 2004, alleging that Leaden-
hall had not properly disclosed
details about litigation it was
embroiled inwhen paying
$108,987 in premium and apply-
ing for coverage.
Some $1.43 million in unse-
cured credit card debts from the
former Leadenhall MasterCard
portfolio, administered by
Axxess International, remains
outstanding. Mr Goinez said he
was in talks with Bahamian and
international collections agen-
cies to secure the collection of
outstanding funds.
. Some 103 Bahamas-based
customers owe more than three
times what foreign credit card
clients do, again indicating the
trend for many Bahamians to
run up credit card debts and
feel no obligation to repay it.
The Bahamiaps with out-
standing credit card debts owe
almost $716,000, while 354
international clients owe
$707,364.
Mr Gomez struck a more
optimistic note over the legal
action Leadenhall was
embroiled in agkikit Axxess
International, its former prin-
cipals, and FirstFinanexal


Caribbean Trust Company, the
Turks & Caicos-based entity
they are now doing business as.
The hquidator said he was
"optimistic that this matter may
be settled within the first quar-
ter of 2007", provided the nec-
essary documents were
obtained from third-party
banks.
FirstFinancial is still alleging
that Leadenhall has not trans-
ferred to it all the deposits held
in trust for the MasterCard
portfolio, as per the Deed of
Retirement and Appointment
executed by the two parties on
March 15, 2002. That appointed
FirstFinancial as the new trustee
of the deposits, replacing Lead-
enhall.
However, Mr Gomez said he
had completed reconciliation of
the MasterCard accounts. These
had been delivered to FirstFi-
naticial for its assessment, and
both parties had met with
Supreme Court Justice Faizool
Mohammed four times between
June and December 2006 to
update him on the situation.
Mr Gomez added, though,
that he had received requests
from the US Internal Revenue
Service (IRS), via the Attorney
General's Office, requesting
information on the former cred-
it card portfolio. The IRS had
been seeking credit card state-
ments, the source of funds for
security deposits, and details on
refunded deposits.
Mr Gomez said he had
received a letter from one Lead-
enhall debtor's attorney outlin-
ing an arrangement to settle a
$1.1 million loan balance. Out
of the total outstanding loans,
Mr Gomez estimated that
$500,000 may not be collected.
As at November 10, 2006,
Leadenhall's balance sheet was
showing $28.276 million in
assets, and some $26.728 mil-
lion irr liabilities all debts to
creditors. This leaves a surplus
of $1.548 million.


'r


applications for Senior


Our client, a leading Bahamian company, is seeking


Durcties ~to include:


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FROM page 113



replaced Mr Jennings on the
Board of Directors. The other
director of the investment fund
is Matthew McNeilly.
Mr Gomez, in a previous
report to the court, said he had
been "puzzled" by Leadenhall's
investment in the Generali pol-
icy, as it seemed to "not have
been made in the batik's best
interests". "
General received $400,000
annually, a fee he said seemed
excessive, while the income
earned was in 2005 less that
those fees. No.beneficiary was
named on the policy, and Lead-
enhall, as the policyholder,
would only receive benefits
wheh the two assured persons -
the bank's then corporate sec-
retary, Bernadette North, and
Mr Jennings -- died.
Leadenhall had been'intro-
duced to Generali by Caledo-
nia.
Mr Gomez and his attorney,
Sidney Cambridge of Callen-
ders & Co, met with Mr Jeri-
nings for further clarification.
He indicated that all Leaden-
hall's investment decisions had





Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that CHRISTIANIE THEOPHILE
KEY WEST STREET, NASSAUBAHAMAS, 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 18TH day of DECEMEBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


AMENDED

NOTICE
Denbie Holdings Limited
Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice
is hereby given that the above-named Company has
been dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant
to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 23rd day of November, 2006.

Lynden Maycock
Liquidator
Of
Denble Holdings Limited


NOTICE
IN THE MATTER OF SUISSE SECURITY BANK & TRUST
LIMITED
AND
IN THE MATTER OF THE BANKS & TRUST COMPANIEs
REGULATIONS ACT, 2000
AND
IN THE MATTER OF THECOMPANIES ACT 1992

Notice is hereby given that on November 13, 2006, by an Order
of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Suisse Security Bank & Trust Limited went into liquidation and
Mr. Raymond Winder of Deloitte & Touche, 2nd Terrace West,
Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas was appointed Liquidator.

signea
Mr. Raymond Winder
Official Liquidator
P. O. Box N-7526
Nassau, Baham.


'~N~-~To ~


JUDGMENT CREDITORS
AND

JAN WARD
JU DGMENTDEBTOR
ORDER FOR EXAMINATION OF JUDGMENT DEBTOR


WHEREAS the Judgment Creditors entered a
Judgment against the above-named Judgment Debtor
in this Honorable Court on the 3rd day of August
2006 for the sum of $175,000.00 together with interest
thereon from the 11th April to the date of Jtidgment.
AND WHEREAS by reason of circumstances
.
stated in the Affidavit of Luther H. McDonald filed
on behalf of the Judgment Creditors, the Judgment
Creditors now claim the sum of $175,000.00 with
interest thereon. Judgment remains unsatisfied.
AND UPON READING the Affidavit of Luther
H. McDonald Filed herein on the 20th day of October
A.D. 2006 YOU JAN WARD THE JUDGMENT
DEBTOR ARE HEREBY ORDERED to attend before
the Registrar of the Supreme Court on Wednesday the
31st day of' January A.D., 2007 at 11:00 o'clock in
the forenoon and orally examined as to any and what
debts are owning to you and whether you have any
and if so what property or other means of satisfying the
said Judgment and to produce at such time and place
any books or documents in your property or means.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the
cost of this application and of the examination
thereunder be in the discretion of the said
AND TAKE NOTICE that unless you obey the
directions contained in this Order you will be guilty of
contempt of Court and will be liable to be committed to
prison.
DATED THE 12th day of December A.D., 2006


DEPUTY
REGISTRAR
THIS ORDER FOR EXAMINATION was made on
the application of ALEXIOU, KNOWLES & CO. of
Chambers, St. Andrew's Court, Frederick Street Steps,
Nassau, Bahamas, Attorneys for the Judgment Creditors.


AND
IN THE MATTER of the Petition of ANDREW
BENJAMIN

NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE that ANDREW BENJAMIN
of the Western District of the Island of New
Providence, The Bahamas, claims to be the owner
of the unencumbered fee simple estate in possession
of ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land situate
in the Western District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas being Lot
Number 2 Block Number 2 of the Subdivision called
and known as "CORAL HEIGHTS EAST", New
Providence, Bahamas and has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Commonwealth of the
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act,
1959 to have his title to the said land investigated
and the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the
Court in accordance with the provisions of the said
Act.
AND TAKE NOTICE that copies of the
Petition and Plan of the said land may be inspected
during normal office in the following places:
*
1. Registry of the Supreme Court, 2 d
Floor Anasbacher House, East Street
North, Nassau, Bahamas.
2. The Chambers of Mackay & Moxey
situate in Shirlaw House, Shirley
Street, Nassau; Bahamas.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that
any person having dower or a right to dower or an
adverse claim or a claim not recognized m the
Petition shall on or before the 30th day after the
last day on which this notice shall be advertised
in the newspaper file in the Supreme Court and
serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned an
Adverse Claim in the prescribed form verified by an
Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any
person to file and serve an Adverse Claim on or
before the said date will operate as a bar to such a claim

Dated this 31st day of October, A.D.,2006
MACKAY & MOXEY
Chambers
Shirlaw House
Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorney for the Petitioner


MONDAY, DECEMBER 1'8, 2006, PAGE 7B


THE TRIBUNE


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5 CARA BRENNEN-
Tribu Business

SINCE its inception three
years ago, the Bahamas Entre-
preneurial Venture fund the
Government-financed venture
capital fund has approved
only 33 out of 300 business
plans submitted for funding.
The fund's administrator,
Jerome Gomez, of Gomez
Partners & Co, said that to
date, $2.1. million of the bud-
geted $3 million an the fund
has been lent.
"So we are down to $900,000
at the moment, and we still
have the Government's pledge
that $1 million [per year] will
continue until either the fund
attracts private investors, oth-
er financial institutions or very
rich individuals who may want
to invest 8. the fund or until
the fund is self-sustaining in its
returns," Mr Gomez said.
He added that the fund and
its Board of Directors have
been sorting out the best busi-
ness plans in the country.
'To date we have just under
300 persons who have applied


so that a representative of the
fund can sit on the company's
Board of Directors.
"Our involvement is equity
as well as debt... and so we
take active participation," he
said.


to the fund. Now, not many
have been funded. Of that
almost 300, only 33 projects
have been funded," he added.
Mr Gomez said this is simply
because the fund is looking for
the very best projects.
"It's not any project, it's the
best projects. Our criteria will
continue to be stiff and strong
and we put a lot of emphasis
into the entrepreneur being
passionate about their idea,
having a viable product or ser-
vice to provide this country,
and so the success rate will
remain low, but the best ones
will get funded," Mr Gomez
said.
He explained that on aver-
age, the fund has provided
funding to very young people
aged about 30-years-old
There have been 22 male
entrepreneurs funded, com-
pared to 11 women, a 2:1 ratio.
However, this ratio may
change, Mr Gomez said, as


more and more women are
currently submitting business
plans.
Mr Gomez explained that
unlike other lending organisa-
tions, the venture fund requires
its clients to form a company


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


2006


IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT piece
parcel or lot of land situate in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence
One Of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas being Lot Number 2 Block
Number 2 of the Subdivision called and
known as "CORAL HEIGHTS EAST".
New Providence, Bahamas


Fri , 2006
Monday December 25, 2006
Tuesday December 26. 2006
Monday January 1. 2007


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THE COLIliA IMPERIAL Il SI P RE ITI). invites tenders for the purchase of:

All that piece, parcel or lot of land known as Lot Number (56) East Beach Drive
Caritvel Beach Subdivision Section 1 in the city of Freeport, Grand Bahama. Situate
thereon is a single storey residence consisting of three (3) bedroomstwo bathrooms
fantily room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room and car port. The total living area is
1,564 sq.ft.

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly Imperial Life Financial) will sell as mortgages
under power of sale contained-in mortgages dated 2nd October, 1987 and recorded in
volume 4932 at pages 83 to 98.

Colinahnperial Insurance Ltd. Reserves the right to reject any and all offers. .

Interested persons may submit written offers to TITE MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATION
MANAGER, P.O. BOX N--3734, NASSAU BAHAMAS to be received no later than the
close of business on December 20, 2006


THE TRIBUNE


THE COLINA IMPERIAL INSURANCE LTD. invites te ders for the pitrchase of:

All that piece, parcel or lot of land known as, Lot Number (10 Block 69 of Englerston
Subdivision situate in the Southern District in the Island of New Providence. Situate upon
the subject property is a two storey commercial building containing a restaurantibar on '
the ground floor and eleven guest rooms on the second floor

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly Imperial Life Financial) will sell as mortgages
-
under power of sale contained in mortgages dated 18th March 2004 and recorded in
volume 8921 at pages 137 to 150.-

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. Reserves the.right to reject any and all offers.

Interested persons may submit wntren offers to THE MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATION
MANAGER, EO. BOX N-3734, NASSAU BAMMAS to be received no later than the .
close of business on December 20, 2006


I


THE COLINA IMPERIAL INSURANCE LTD. invites tenders for the purchase of.

All that piece, parcel or lot of land known as Unit No. 508 Lucayan Towers North
Condominium in the Island of Grand Bahama. The Studio Apartment comprises of a
foyer, bedroom, living room, bathroom lind kitchen. The total living area is 696 sq.ft.

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly Imperial Life.Financial) will sell as inortgages
under power of sale contained in mortgages dated 17th November, 2000 and recorded in
volume 8279 at pages 153 to 165. .

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. Reserves the right to reject any and all offers.

Interested persons may submit written offers to THE MORTGAGE.1DMINISTRXTION
MANAGER, PO. BOX N-3734, NASSAU BAHAMAS to be received to later than the
close of business on December 20, 2006


THE COLINA IMPERIAL IlkSilkANCT LTD.invites tenders for the purchase of:

All that piece, parcel or lot of land known as Lot Number (7) Block 16 situate in Vista
Marina Subdivision situate in the Western District in the Island of New Providence.
Situate upon the subject property is a four bedroom two bathroom single storey dwelhng
containing 4,970 sq.ft.

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly Colina Insurance Limited) will sell as mortgages
under power of sale contained in mortgages dated 30th'July, 2003.

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. Reserves the right to reject any and all offers.

Interested persons may submit written offers to THE MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATION
MANAGER, PO. BOX N-3734, NASSAU BAHAMAS to be received no later than the
clcise of business on December 20, 2006


THE COLINA IMPERIAL INSURANCE Ifl iti ites tenders for the purchase of:

All that piece, parcel or lot of land knowh as Lot Number(4) and a portion of Lot number
(5) in Block (17) of Vista Marina Subdivision of The Grove Estate situate in the Western
District of the Island of New providence. Situate tipon the subject property is a three
bedroom, three bathroom single family dwelling containing 2,751.00 sq.ft.

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly Imperial Life Financial) will sell as mortgages
under power of sale contained in mortgages dated 20th February, 1991 arid recorded in
volume 6858 at pages 306 to 323..

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. Reserves the right to reject any and all offers.

Interested persons may submit.written offers to THE MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATION
MANAGER, PO. BOX N-3734, NASSAU BAHAMAS to be received no later than the
close of business on December 20, 2006


PAGE 8B, MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006


hard to do."
Striking a more positive note,
Mr Watchorn said ma state-
ment: "Steady progress that is
what we are seeing and what
we are focused on for the
remainder of the year: continu-
ing to build sales through better
merchandise and product con-
sistency, completing the divest-
ment process to eliminate the
negative impact these locations
have on our results, while also
virtually eliminating our debt,
and reducing our shrmk and
loss and damage."
Acknowledging that much
work remained to be done, Mr
Watchorn added: "We will con-
tinue to face hurdles through
this process, but we remain con-
fident as a result of the mea-
sures we are taking and the
improved results in our contm-
uing operations.
"Our sales increase is pn-
marily the result of an increase
in the number of customer
transactions an indication that
our customers are seeing the
changes and are coming back
more often.
"We are working to ensure
that when they do, they find
what they need. Expenses
remain well-managed despite
continued pressure from the
competitive market and from
the inflationary effect of the
cost of oil on the cost of goods
earlier in the year, and utility
costs, which have increased sig-
nificantly during the past year.
Margins have been negatively
impacted by the merease m cost
of goods and loss and damage
issues."


improving perfor-mance in


continuing operations -
although an improvement on
last year's $381,000 loss is like-
ly to leave the company's share-
holders and analysts. skeptical
as to whether its turnaround is
neverending and if it can be
brought back to consistent prof-
itability. ,
Sales at Abaco Markets' con-
tinuing operations increased by
$861,000 or 5 per cent in the ,
three months to July 31, 2006;
compared to the previous year,
but net margins fell to 27.7 per
cent from 28.3 per cent. -
The sales growth came pri-
marily from Abaco Markets'
food categories, and the com-
pany is now focusing on its <
product mix in the higher rtiar-
gin general merchandise cate-
gory, such as clothes,,to drive
sales.
Mr Watchorn saitihe expect-
ed this process to deliver new
product on a more consistent
basis in coming quarters.
The company said its debts
fell by a further $1.7 million in
the quarter, with interest costs
dropping by $147,000. Abaco
Markets' net loss compared to a
$621,000 profit the previous
year, but the company pointed
out that period included $2.5
million in insurance recoveries.
During the period to July 31,
2006, Abaco Markets also
recorded a $330,000 loss from
discontinuing operations,
chiefly its Solomon's Super-
Centre in Abaco- since sold -
and Cost Right in Turks &
CaIcos.
Abaco Markets met the
December 15 deadline to


restate its financial for the year
ended on January 31, 2006, and
confirmed its previous estimate
that a $1 million under state-
ment of its accounts payables -
a liability had taken its loss
for that year from $302,000 to
$1.3 million.
, Agigs pf the review, and like-
ly restatement of results
prompted a sell-off of Abaco
Markets shares and a fall in
price to its current $0.65 per
share, close to its $0.59 52-week
low and a far cry from the high
of that period, $1.85.
Craig Symonette, Abaco
Markets' chairman and chief
executive, said the company
had worked "diligently to
address all the.issues", aided by
external auditors, Pricewater-
hoiIseCoopers (PwC).
"We are confidentin the
extensitre review conducted
both internally as well as inde-
pendently by our auditors Price-
waterhouseCoopers. All find-
ings have been reviewed with
oui Board of Directors, our
Audit Committed And with
BISX," said Mr Symonette.
"Certainly, we are disap-
pointed in this error, which has
restilted in a significant restate-
ment It is our responsibility to
identify any such errors, care-
fully investigate them and
address the issues that allow
thent to happen all of which
\ve have done. It is now our
responsibility to move ahead
and fodus:on returning our
-
company to profitability, which
is what our shareholders, the
public and our team are looking
for and what we are working


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HE TRIBUNE


1 DIaE1N1ONC. T


TH COLINA IMPERIAL INSURANCE lio. ittl ites ten rf h chase o

All that piece, parcel or lot of land known as I Number(18) Block I situate in Sea
Beach Addition in the island of New Providence, Situate upon the subject property is a
two storey condominiuM bizilding with alsingle storey apartment attached. Units 1 and 3
are or sale and the total living area is 1200 sq. ft. for unit I arid 600 sq.ft. for unit 3.

Colinalmperial Insuratice Ltd. (formerly Imperial life Financial) will sell as mortgages
undbr power of sale contained in mortgages dated 31st March, 1992 and recorded in
. vohlme 5834 at pages 550 to 576.. .

Col nalmperial Insurance Ltd Reserves the right to reject any and all offers.

Int ested persons may submit written offers to THE MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATION
MA NAGER, PO. BOX N-3734, NASSAU BAHAMAS to be received no later than the
close of business on December 20, 2006


THE COLINA IMPERIA [NSURAlfTCS J TQipyItes tenders for the purchase of:

Al hat piece, I or lot of land known as Unit 12-W in the Victoria Court
Condominiums situate onVictoria Avenuein the city of Nassau in the said Island of New
Providence. The unit is ae subject property' is a two bedroom, one bathroom
condominium 1,224 sq.ft.

Colinalmperial Insumnce Ltd..(formerly Imperial life Financial) will sell as mortgages
under power of sale contained in mortgages dated 2nd March, 2005 and recorded in
olume 9278 at pages 362 to 383.. .

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. Reserves the right to reject any and all offers.

Interested persons may submit writtenbffess to THE MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATION
MANAGER, RO. BOX N-3734, NASSAU BARRIAS to be received no later than the
close of business on December 20, 2006


TH COLINA IMPERIAL INSURANCE LTIEinvites tenders for the purchase of

All hat piece, parcel or lot of land known as Lot Nuniber (17) of Tusculum Subdivision
sitt ate in the Western District of the Island of New providence, Situate upoh the subject
pro erty is a four bedroom, three and a half bathroom two storey single fakly dwelling
co ming 3, 332 sq.ft.

Col nalmperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly Imperial Life Financial) will sell ap mortgages
under power of sale contained in mortgages dated 30th July, 1998 and recorded in
volume 7355 at pages 446 to 459..

olinalmperial Insurance Ltd. Reserves the right to reject afty aild aD offers.

Interested persons may submit written offers to THE MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATION
MANAGER, PO BC)X N-3734, NASSAU BAR4MAS to be received no later than the
close of business on December 20.2006 . ,,4 ..


THE COLINA IMPERIAL INSURANCE LTD. invites tenders for the purchase of:
All that piece, parcel or lot of land known as Lot Number (3) Block I of Nassau East
Subdivision situate m the Easterb Djsinct (n the Island of New Providence. Situate upon
thesubject property is twoApa4meist builditigs
(i) Building No. I containing seven condominium units for sale
(nos. 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,)
(11) BuildingNo.2 antiaming}1 nits.
,. .
Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. (formerly unperial fire Fishincial) will sell as mortgages
under power of sale contained in mortgagesdated, Itith hfairch, 2004 and recorded in
volume 8921 at pages 137 to 150..

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. Reserves the right to reject any and all offers.
'
Interested persons may submit written offers th T MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATION
MANAGER,-P.O. BOX N-3734, NASSAU-MAHAMAS40 be received no later than the
close & bikiiness on D6cesh r 10,' 2006 .


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FROM page 1B

Friday, Mr Hunter said the company's mot-
to, Our pride comes from showing 'made in
the Bahamas', is the hallmark of what it is
about.
"So often you hear it is better to 'Buy
Bahamian' when they should be saying
'Shop at Home', so Palincia Manufactur-
ing decided to make 'Buy Bahamian' a
truth, and not a myth," Mr Hunter added.
He said that all the raw materials are
imported, and then the products are made
by the company.
Ahead
Looking ahead, Mr Hunter said the totn
pany would like to one day own and oper-
ate a manufacturing plant.
He added that Bahamian manufacturing
was a passion of his, "because so many


plan to embarrass ourselves; we wiH live
up to our promise," Mr Hunter said.
in addition, to the tubs, Mr Hunter said
the company has a wood carver on hand in
the hope they can incorporate those pro-
jects into hotel roores throughout the coun-.
try.


Housing Minister.Neville Wisdomwho
ve the key note address, said Mr Hunter
Fas created produces that can be linked in so
many ways to Bahinnians, noting in partic-
ular the hurricane shutters, which its said
were particularly important given the coun-
try's geogra hical position. -
He adde that tlid Bahamas Mortgage
Corporation allocated twids to lend home-
dwners for hurricane preparedness. In shddi-
tion, he said the company might also be
able to create standards tubs to be used in
government subdivipions.. .


times manufacturing can't work, and every,
one as runmag to China for these cheap,
imported products, and they sa you can't
cosinpetW'.
Mr Hunter said that done right, and ivith
the right products and the right markets,
there can be.successful manufacturing in
the Bahamas.
"We are proud to be the first Bahantian
company to mahufadture its owliline of
whirlpooltatbs,"headded. ,
At present, the company makes four
models -Nassail Dove, Abaco Parrot,
Inagua Flamisigo arid Grand Bahama Wood
Star.
Mr Hunfer challenged architects to plan
with Palilicia in mind.
"We're not telling you to buy from Pal-
incia simply because we are Bahamian.
We're saying buy from us because we have
a quality product at a competitive price,
and we recognize the level of responsibility
that comes from that request e dati't


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ensure the island retains its charm through
sustainable development.
The rime Minister told residents they
were about to enter a period of imprece-
dented prosperity, and said the resorts being
planned for Eleuthera will provide tremen-
dous linkages for entrepreneurial and
investment opportunities,
Early last year, Mr Christie said that giv-
en the importance of investment to the
Bahamas, his Government had acquired
EDAW's services to design a master plan
for Eleuthera and prevent ad-hoc develop-
nients.


"Very clearly, there is a burgeoning,
developing sense of excitement about
what's happening in Eleuthera," Mr Christie
said then. -
"The im rtance of the Master Plan as
that it will help to preserve and protect
your investment. It will ensure that those
who come in to invest would know by what
we have planned this island to be, that it is
a fiv- star destination and that every effort
will be made through integrating not just
the produce, the citrus and pineapples, but
all the sites that are historical (md a part of
our cultural heritage."


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eral Bahamian islands, including New Prov-
idence, Grand Bahama and Exuma, had
ju)t about completed its work.
He said EDAW was currently taking
comprehensive aerial footage of Eleuthera
ahead of making various maps of the island.
In particular, Mr Christie said he was
concerned about Harbour Island, which
has consistently been voted as one of the
best vacation spots in the world.
. He said the Government was seeking to










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By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
KINGS College White Tigers were
er n Pitor r tFathe:
perfect win-loss record, but the team
bit off more than they can could when
they met up with the Doris Johnson
Marlins.
In a heated junior boys champi-
onship game, which needed an extra
period to crowd the winners, the Mar-
lins bounced back to defeat the White
Tigers 41-38.
The White Tigers, who appeared to
have sealed the victory in the clos-
Ing minutes of the fourth quarter,
only needed to hold onto the ball and
watch the time tick off the clock.
But the four point lead tife White
Tigers were holding onto was cut in
half with two successful free throws.
The successful free throws give the
Marlins momentum, and with just 20-
seconds reMaining in game, the team
applied their ftill court prey.
The press took the White Tigers
by surpnse and the inbound pass was
ruled 'no-good' bjr the referee.
The turnover, which happened


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"I think this would be a positive
outlook for the up and coming GSS-
SA seasoli because most of the sernor
high schools who have younger play-
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their belts.
"So with this, heading into he
GSSSA season adding them with our
11 and 12, grade students will make
the team a more rounded 0.n(Jn
terms of being able to compete this
also ensures that we have quality gatys
that can come id and play some nim" -
utes while the seniors take a break."
But the Marlins weren't the.oply
team to walk away with a title crowit,
three more teams joined them on
their victory celebration 1- *
Clinching the .primary girls title
were the Temple Christian Suns, who
defeated the St Francis Sparks 9-6.
In the primary school boys, Har-
bour Island got past the Mount
Carmel Cavaliers 33-31, whiki the
HO Nash Lions held off the fight
from the Bishop Michael Eldon War-
riors 16-10.
All individual awards will be ost-
ed in Tuesday's edition of the Tii-
bune.


underneath the Marlins' basket made
things easier for the team, who were
hoping to tie things up.
With time winding down, the ball
was placed into the point guard's
hand and the running jumper, which
circled around the rim, dropped.
d d
vance
The quick shot by the Marlins left
the White Tigers with little time, by
the time the ball was advanced.over
the half court line, the buzzer sound-
ed, signaling the first overtime for
the tournament.
Neither of the teams able to.cap
talise from their trips to the free
throw lines.
The Marlins, who stepped to the
free throw line four tunes, were only


able to seal two of the shots, while the
White Tigers struggled. .
. In the regular periods it was the
White Tigers who had the hot hands,
but the Marlins had now improved
their shooting percentage.
The team went on to score three
more baskets to put the White Tigers
away.
After the Marlins' comeback head
coach Harcourt McCoy patted each
player on their back thanking them
for the aggressive play.
McCoy said: "I took the guys out
when they made it through to the
semi-finals, I give them some water
and a blow pop and told them to
think'about how sweet it would be
when they win the championships.
You know the blow pop is sweet so
they wanted to feel that same feeling
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EVEN without Suzette 'Sleepy' McKen-
zie on the cour t. the Cleaning Center Lady
Angels managed to pull off a huge 66-55
vi or the College of the Bahamas
In a showdown of the undefeated teams
Lad A2e scl eta eANseo i too
first half season with a 5-0 win-loss record,
dropping the Lady Caribs to 4-1.
"In a way it was nice," said Cleaning
Center coach Anthony Swaby. "Coming
into the season, we were supposed to be
either the number three or fourth ranked
team:
"So our girls took that as a challenge.
We still have a lot of work to do, but,
hopefully during the Christmas break, we
will get some work in and be even sharper
coming back for the second half."
It was the second quarter that the Lady
Angels got their offensive attack m gear as
they rallied back to take control of the
lone game played Saturday mght at the
DW Davis Gym.
The Lady Caribs had maintained the
lea 6t-% t thh71trte first quarter, going
upDown 27-19 near the end of the second
quarter, the Lady Angels went on a 12-0
tear that was sparked by a three-pointer
from Sharelle Cash and ended up another
from Ideisha Smith as they surged ahead
31-27 at the half. .
The Cleaning Center would maintain
their kad throughout the second half,
although the College of the Bahamas came
thiri th 40-3 in the third aild two,
However, eveiy time that they cut into
the lead, the Lady Angels found a way to
surge back.out front as the\ took advan-
tage of the Lady Caribs inabilits to put
up to par.
"It was tiresome," said Cash, about the
workload left by theabsence of McKenzie,
who missed the game because id.a disci-
plinary action from their previous game
against: the Sunshine Auto Lady Cheetals

missed her to ught but we had 10 do it
without her
Cash did bir part by canning a game
high N points, shooting 12-of-24 from the
facid cal.1 of-3 from he three-point line
.us al line in plaung
th... In pulled down six
so -ds ball mer as many
is .dnals a good feeling when \ou
win th last regular season going into the
end of the tust ball Cash lamented. "We
lu-n ny.e to get reads for the second half
one nupe that we can keep it going when
.ce come back next year
What Cash didni do. power forward
Keisha Pachardson did she connected
on 6-of-ll from the field. 1-of-1 from the
thrde point and 5-of-5 from the foul line
for 18 points with 13 rebounds and five
turnovers in phi ang the entire 40 minutes
asnell
Flash\ guard Keisha Smith, who played
alibut one minute. had 15 points on 5-of-
8 from Elae field, 1-of-3 from the three-
point line and 4-for-6 from the foul line.
Chryshantha Strachan, who also played
40 minutes,.had four points and eight
rebounds.
While S aby only used seveil players,
coach Linda Davis utilized a total of 10
players, but her Lady Citribs couldn't find
art answer to stop the pady Angels.
Center Kaviomie Newbold, who was
virtually unstoppable when she got the
ball in the paint, pumped in 15 points with
nine rebounds and two blocks in playing 33
minutes, the second most for the Lady
Caribs.
Point guard Christine Sinclair, who had
played 36 minittes, had 12 points, while
shooting guard Alyse Dean had 12 points
as well in 29 minutes.
"We were a little bit flat tonight," said
Davis about her team's lackluster perfor-
mance. "We didn't seem to be able to get
the five on our side tb gel.
We didn't play as intense as we nor-
mally ao We we re a bit tentative, but end-
ing up in ;iceond in the standings at the
end of the first half is not too bad."
Davis adinittdd that during the holiday,
the Lady Caribs intend to go back to the
dra. board ind hopefully make the
necessary adjustments to be ready forth
second half.
But Swaby said if center Roberta Quart
decides to stay in -the Bahamas and they
pa 1 in aGeathou ta re2t lea
he anticipated will be a championship run.


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M TENNIS
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
WHILE Jyles Turnquest and
Matthew Sands lived up to their
advanced billing. Jacob Foun-
tain surprised hunself when he
joined the three pinvers advanc-
ing to the main ciraw of the
Davis Cup trials.
The trio emerged from a field
of 12 players playing in three
groups of threes to play on
Tuesday against Devin
.11unnings, lklarvin Rolle,
H'Cone Thompson. Chris
Eldon and Biorn Munroe, all
returning players from the
Da\is Cup team.
Competing out of the BAR
Group ih the Bahamas Lawn
Tennis Association's pre trials
that took place 01er the week
end at the National Tennis Ceti-
tre, Fountain beat Koeche
'Coach' Snuth 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to
secure his berth.
"I didn't expect to win
because Coach has been beating
me all my life," said Fountain, a
T h-ves r-old st udent of St.
Andrew'sSchool.--IthinkIwas
just little more steadier than
him
e had a couple of unforced ,
errors that he nornially makes.
But it wasn't until I went up 40-
30 in the last game that I felt
thatIhad the match and I went
for it."
Fountain said h@s elated to
be moving on to play in the
main draw.
"I didn't expect to be here,
but I'm here, so I'm going to


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& Blue Group -
Jacob fountain def. William
Fountain 6-0, 4-6, #2.
Larry Rolle def Koeche
Smith 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 retired. .
Jacob Fountain def. Larry
Rolle 6-1, 3-0 retired.
Koeche Smith def. William
Fciuntain 6-4, 6-1
William Fountain def. Lar
Rolle W/O.
JAcob Fountain def. Koeche
Smith 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

8 Green Group,
Matthew Sands def. Jason
Rolle 6-0. 6-3. 1
Crone Rolled jonathan
Ranna 6-2, 6-3
Matthew Sands def. Jomithan
Hanna 6-0, 6-1.
Cerone Rolle def. Jason
Rolle 5-7, 6-1, 6-0.
Matthew Sands def. Ceronk
Rolle 6-2, 6-3.
Jason Rolled Jonathair
Hamia 7-5, 6-3


W Red Group
Jyles Turnquest .............3-0
Robert Smith.................2-1
Paul Arahna...................1-2
Archie Burrows.............0-3
8 Blue Group
Jacob Fountain..............3-0
Koeche Smith................2-1
William Fountain ..........1-2
Larry Rolle 1-2

MaGt sp.... ........3-0
Cerone Rolle .................2-1
Jason Rolle 1-2
lonathan Hanna............0-3
8 Ited GrouP
Jyles Turnquest def. Paul
Arahna 3-6, 6-0, 6-0.
Robert Smith def. Archie
Burrows 6-0, 6-0.
Jyles Turnquest def. Archie
Burrows 6-1, 6-0.
Robert Smith def. Paul Arah-
na 6-2, 6-3.
Paul Arahna def. Archie

JBy1e o -q tbdef. Robert
Smith 6-3, 6-3.


atthew Sands at the weekend (Photo: Felipd Major/Tribune staj])


''Matthew just played better
tennis than me. He brought his
A game," Rolle stressed.
"Unfortunately, I didn't bring
mine, but I still think I played
very well."
And in the Red Group. Turn-
quest prevailed with a 6-3, 6-3
win over Robert Smith.
"I thought it would have been
a little better. He was missing a
lot of shots, but I just stuck to
my game plan," Turnquest not-
ed. "I felt I played better than I
expected. I expected to go three
sets.
Turnquest said his perfor-
mance certainly served as a con-
fident booster as he prepares to
play against the more experi-
enced players this week.
"I just have to work on every
aspect of my game," he stated.
"l"m feeling pretty good and so
I'm going in there to try and
win and make the Davis Cup
team. Either they will kill me
or they won't."
Even though he didn't make
it to the next round. Paul Arah-
na said he was pleased with the
progress he made playing in the
trials.
He ended up with a 1-2
record in the Red Group after
he beat Archie Burrows 6-4, 6-
1 yesterday.
"It was nice that the BLTA
invited me," said the 17-year-
old student of Saddlebrooke
Academy.
'"Hopefully. I will be invited
back next year and I will be bet-
ter. I just hurt myself in my first
match, but I will go back and
get ready for the next time."


make the best of it," he pro-
jected,
Despite the loss, Smith said
he gave it his best.
"The better player won
today," he admitted. "I wasia't
consistent today. I tried to do
something new. which was to
play power. But my ground
strokes could have beed better.
If I had kept the ball in play,
the results could have been dif-
ferent."

TOughest
in the Green Group. Sands
had to survive his toughest bat-
t1e against Cerone Rolle. But
he prevailed with a 6-2, 6-3 dect-
sion to remain undefeated, not
losing a set in the three match-
es he played.
"Today, I didn't play as well
as I did the past two days, but
all in all.I qayed well," Sands
lamented. I don 1 think he
played as well as he did the past
two days either. I don't know
if he was nervous. But it was a
good match."
On advancing to the maid
draw. Sands said he s excited
about he s going in with a cou-
ple matches under his belt.
."I just hope I can keep up
with it," he stressed. "To keep
up with them, I will have to step
it up another notch.} will have
to keep more balls m play and
think a little more. But Im
excited.
Rolle, however, was quite Idis
appointed after losmg his only
match m the trials.


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