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Victims of sea tragedy

demonstrate at

Christie's residence


* By CHESTER ROBARDS
VICTIMS of the 2003 Sea
Hauler and United Star Tragedy
handcuffed themselves to the front
gate of Prime Minister Christie's
residence to protest what they con-
sider is his indifference to their sit-
uation .
Five victims of t1W crash, with
two supporters, and their children
were taken infor questioning after
the police cut them free from the
Prime Minister's gate.
According to BDM deputy
leader Omar Smith, who was also
taken into police custody, they were
questioned, stripped of their per-
sonal effects and held in cells, but
were later released.
"I think we were charged with
loitering," Mr Smith said.
"Everytime these people go and
demonstrate they make promises


and they don't deliver the promises.
The Prime Minister went to these
people's hospital beds three and a
half years ago and told them they
would be taken care of.
"The wreck commission found
the government liable. Why doesn't
the government pay these people
what they are due? These people
have lost lives and lost limbs, why
can't the Prime Minister, who
promised help and hope, bring help
.nd hop- to' ihces people
Vc aic hher to se e our servant.
the man who works for us We have
been getting threatsi at our houses,
so we are here to his house to tell
him what's going on and we'll be
back everyday until he deals with
us," said Lincoln Barn, spokesper-
son for the Sea Hauler victims.
SEE page eight


Ministry: several news articles on

Sea Hauler victims 'questionable'
* By KRYSTEL ROLLE
CLAIMING that several news articles, particularly in 77The Tribune, on
the plight ol t he victims ut the Sea Hauler tragedy were "question-
able", the Ministry ol Social Services was "constrained" to respond to
some of the statements in those reports.
In a press release from the Ministry of Social Services and Cornmurij-
ty Development the article complained of was headed. "Goernment
Urged to Show Compassion to Sea Hauler Victims". It was published in
The Tribune on Wednesday, December 13. The article alleged that the
Department of Social Services threatened to deport Tenneson Leslie.
although he had a Bahamian wife and was working legally in the Bahamas
up until the time of the Sea Hauler collision at sea.
"The Ministry of Social Services and Community De% e lopment has no
knowledge of any such threat being made by an officer of the Department
and invites the person who made the statement to inform the permanent
SEE page eight


* THE police use bull cutters to cut the handcuffs of Tenneson Leslie. a victim of the Sea Hauler
tragedy, and Omar Smith, Deputy Leader of the BDM. yesterday at the gate of the Prime
Minister's house.
(Photo: Felipi Major/Tribune staff)

Judicial Committee of Privy Council hears' Colina case


DURING its second day of sit-
ting in Nassau the Judicial Com-
mittee of the London-based Privy
Council heard the appeal of the
principals of Colina Financial
Group I CFG I against James Camp-
bell, former business partner and
ousted President of Colina Insur-
ance Limited.
The Privy Council, which is the
highest court of appeal for the
Bahamas, began its historic sitting
in the Bahamas on Monday.
The Judicial Committee cus-
tomarily sits in the Privy Council
Chamber in London. The Judicial
Committee of the Privy Council is
the highest court of appeal for some
independent Commonwealth coun-
tries, the UK overseas territories,


and the British Crown territories.
Hearing the appeal in the Colina
dispute yesterday, was a judicial
committee comprised of Lord Bing-
ham of Cornhill, the Lord Scott of
Foscote, Baroness Hale, Lord Car-
swell and Lord Brown.
Colina principals are seeking
to suspend payment of a $9 million
pay-off to their former business
partner James Campbell. The $9
million is the balance owed on the
$12.5 million that Senior Justice
Anita Allen ordered his former
partners to pay Mr Campbell to
buy out his stake in the Colina
Financial Group following a bitter
feud between them.
In February this year, the
Bahamas Court of Appeal, granted


conditional leave to Mr Emmanuel
Alexiou and Mr Anthony Fergu-
son, principals of the Colina Finan-
cial Group, to appeal to the Privy
Council.
Stephen Hofymer, QC, and
Gavin aKealy represented the prin-
cipals of CFG. Robert Hildyard,
QC, represented James Campbell.
The Privy Council continues sitting
today. Throughout this week,
tighter security has been placed at
the Court of Appeal. Members of
the press have not been allowed
inside the court room, but have to
sit outside the courtroom and watch
the proceedings on a wide. screen
television placed on a wall mount.
SEE BUSINESS SECTION


Bahamian baggage
handlers facing,
drug charges in US
*By PAUL
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
FIVE Bahamian baggage han-
dlers from Nassau Flight Services
are behind bars roday in the United
States charged with smuggling illicit
drugs onto local and international
airlines through the LyndenPindling
International Airport.
The group, accused of exploiting a
number of weaknesses in the air-
port's security, reportedly were
caught in a sting operation utilising
joint Bahamian and US forces.
Under the guise of a 'training pro-
gramme" the [he, along with oth-
ers, were sent to the US where offi-
cers from the Department of Home-
land Security and the Drug Enforce-
ment Agency made the arrest on
Monday.
The five men will face federal as
well as criminal charges. If found
guilty they could each get prison sen-
tences of five to 10 years, depending
on their level of cooperation. It is
SEE page eight

Plaque for local
victims of Chalks
disaster unveiled
By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
A PLAQUE to commemorate
the local victims of the Chalks air
disaster which claimed 20 people,
including 11 Biminites a year ago,
was unveiled in Alice Town,
Bimini, yesterday by Deputy
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt on
the anniversary of the tragic inci-
dent.
At the same time, chief opera-
tions officer at the department of
Civil Aviation, has confirmed that
an application submitted by the
historic airline to that department
for a licence to fly to the Bahamas
is under consideration.
In addition to the Deputy
Prime Minister, the ceremony in
the small residential community
was attended by Tourism Minis-
ter and Bimini MP Obie Wilch-
combe, general manager of
Chalks Ocean Airways, Mr Rajan
Nair, along with family and
friends of the victims, and the
wider Bimini community.
Relatives wore t-shirts and pins
bearing the images and names of
their loved ones, and winners of a
poetry and song contest in honour
of the anniversary performed self-
composed works inspired by the
SEE page eight


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MANY major stores in Nas-
sau told The Tribune yester-
day that sales were up over last
Christmas season.
Most store managers report-
ed increased sales, one describ-
ing this as the best Christmas
season ever.
However, a few stores report-
ed decreased business.'
Susan Glinton, senior buyer
at Kelly's Home Centre Ltd in
the Mail at Mlarathon. said busi-
ness "as "quite a bit better"
than last year. een though-that
was itself considered good.
"This is definitely the best
Christmas season we have eter
had," Mrs Glinton said. "The
sales are far exceeding %%hat we
made last year."
While she could not divulge
figures, she did admit that things
were looking good for the store.
Another store, whose man-
ager did not wish the name to
he mnientioned. said salek- '.Ci
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definitely up this Christmas.
She noted that sales were
generally always good for them,
but during the last several
weeks, she said, things had def-
initely picked up.

Improving

"Compared. to last year we
are doing great. Every year we
do a little better and this year is
no exception. Our sales are up
by at least 12 per cent. We are
very happy."
The Sports'Cenrer also boast-
ed a 12 per cent increase.
Annamae Brice, store man-
ager, said they had seen an
increase in all areas of the store.
She said: "We are %en happ\
because we have a few more
days to go and and we're look-
ing forward to haing some bet-
ter da She explained that sales would
probably. continue to increase as
it oot %loi r t.' Chtistm;:


Radio Shack, however,
expressed the opposite. Dina
Masidor, manager of the store
in Harbour Bay Shopping Cen-
tre, said things were so bad she
estimated a 20 to 25 per cent
decrease in sales compared to
last year's Christmas season.
Sales had not changed much
since the "official" Christmas sea-
son began in November, she said.
"We started out a little slow
this season," she said, "but
things are beginning to pick up
now.
Noting that the toy section
was the only area where sales
had significantly increased, she
said she hoped that even other
area would pick up in the days
leading to Christmas.
Radio Shack, like most other
stores, has extended opera-
tional hours to accommodate
the increased flow of customers.
Averaging figures given to
The Tribine. sales ha'e
increased by an estimated 15
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@In brief

Four are
charged with
kidnapping
and murder
FOUR Grand Bahama
men have been charged with
kidnapping and murder in the
disappearance of 19-year-old
Philip Carrington Gaitor Jr,
of Hilo Lane. His charred
remains were found inside the
burnt-out shell of his vehicle.
Renaldo Bonaby, 19, of
Sierra Leone Drive; Alphege
Turnquest, 18, of Easter
Avenue; Kevin Harvey, 20,
Dragon Plaza, Churchill
Road, and Renaldo Armbris-
. ter, 20, of TiVoli Gardens,
were charged in court yester-
day before Magistrate Subu
Swain-Lasalle.
The men were not required
to enter pleas to the
indictable offences of kid-
napping and murder.
The prosecution is alleging
that the four defendants,
being concerned together, on
Thursday, December 7,2006,
kidnapped Mr Gaitor in
Freeport.
Also, that between Decem-
ber 7 and December 15, they
intentionally, by means of
unlawful harm, caused the
death of Mr Gaitor.
Magistrate Lasalle, after
hearing submissions by
defence and prosecution,
adjourned the case to March
26, 2007, for a voluntary bill
of indictment proceeding.
The four defendants were
remanded to Her Majesty's.
Prison until that date.
Attorneys Constance Mis-
sick, Carlon Shurland, Sime-
* on Brown and Natalie Clarke
appeared on behalf of the
defendants.

Correction
to lawyers in
bribery case
from Insight

Monday's Insight article
referred to an election bribery
case involving the late Frank
Christie which-collapsed'
When prosecution witnesses
failed to appear.
'A police source stated that
the late Eugene Dupuch, QC,
was defence counsel. We are
now informed that Leonard
Knowles and Ernest Callen-
der both deceased were
the attorneys representing Mr
Christie, not Mr Dupuch.

Firearm
certificates
to expire on
December 31

FREEPORT Police have
issued a notice that all gun
licences and firearm certifi-
cates will expire on Decem-
ber 31 and can be renewed
from Monday to Friday,
between the hours of 9am
and 4pm at the criminal:
records office of the Gerald
A Bartlette police headquar-
ters in Freeport, Grand
Bahama.


Row over hotel bonus


* By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter
A UNION leader has
accused hotel executives of
"provoking" employees by
reducing their Christmas bonus
without the knowledge of the
union and consent of its mem-
bers.
Obie Ferguson, president of
the Bahamas Hotel Managerial
Association (BHMA), told
reporters yesterday that in 1996
the Hotel Corporation of the
Bahamas signed an industrial
agreement with the association
stipulating that "each worker At
Radisson Cable Beach was enti-
tled to two weeks Christmas
bonus."
Mr Ferguson also said the
BHMA signed an agreement
with the hotel corporation in
2003, and that clause 13(6) of
the agreement stated that "any
employee enduring better con-
ditions than those contained in
this agreement, shall continue
to enjoy the same where those
conditions exist by contract
between the Hotel Corporation
and the employees."
,However, the union president
claimed the hotel has recently
breached the industrial agree-
ment by "unilaterally changing"
the terms under which workers
are to be paid their Christmas
bonus.
Mr Ferguson said: "On
Thursday, December 14, 2006,
Sandy Sands, one of the execu-
tives of the hotel, advised Don
Robinson, the CEO of Baha
Mar, that they could unilater-


Union accuses executives

of 'provoking) employees


= 12 %u
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ally breach the employees' con-
tract by reducing the two weeks
Christmas bonus to one week."
Mr Ferguson told reporters
that BHMA regarded the
Christmas bonus reduction as
"evidence of provocation" by
the employers.
Mr Ferguson said the Minis-
ter of Labour had called for a
meeting yesterday at the
Department of Labour so that
hotel executives and union
could discuss the dispute.
However, he said the union
was the only party at the meet-
ing.
"The union was there, but Mr
Don Robinson, the CEO, didn't
show up, Mr Sandy Sands the
external man didn't show up,


and this proves that they-really
and truly don't have any respect
for the Department of Labour."
The union president said
Baha Mar was not practising
"good industrial relations" by
changing terms of the Christ-
mas bonus without the union's
knowledge or the workers' con-
sent.
On Monday, Mr Robert
Sands, vice-president of admin-
stration and external relations,
said only part of the informa-
tion was being told to the piub-
lic, and that the two weeks'
bonus is based on whether the
hotel was making money.
Mr Roberts said the hotel had
not reflected a gross operating
profit this year, so therefore
Radisson had not breached the
industrial agreement with its
employees.
However, Mr Ferguson said:
"We say to Mr Don Robinson
(Baha Mar CEO) that on
December. 28 we will expect
and the Bahamian people and
workers will expect for them to
pay those workers the addi-
tional one week which they
have been receiving now for the
last 11 years."
The union leader said they
would be holding a meeting
tomorrow, and then they would
be able to inform the public of
their next course of action.


Dispute over Sandals unions to be heard


* By ALEXANDRIO MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter
AN HISTORIC labour dis-
pute involving an employer, a
union and the Minister of
Labour will be heard by the
courts early next year accord-
ing to Obie Ferguson, president
of the Trade Union Congress.
A few months ago, the man-
agement of Sandals announced
that it had granted recognition
to the Bahamas Hotel Catering
and Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU) however, accord-
ing to Lynden Taylor, president
of the Bahamas Hotel Mainte-
nance and Allied Workers Union
(BHMAWU), about 80 per cent
of Sandals non-managerial
employees did not want the cho-
sen union to represent them.
Yesterday Mr Ferguson, the
legal advisor to the BHMAWU,
told reporters that Sandals
Hotel and BHCAWU had
applied with a "joint action" for
an injuction against the Minister
of Labour for deciding to allow
Sandals employees to conduct a
poll to vote for which. union
they wanted.
According to Mr Ferguson:
"Their position was that it was
only one union, but the minister
decided that there %ere tl\o
unions, and therefore he %%ant-
ed the workers tpdecide which
union they wanted to represent
them."
He continued: "Our position
is that there are two unions,
because on November 11 2001
the Bahamas Hotel Mainte-
nance and Allied Workers
Union was registered."
According to Mr Ferguson, this


will be the first time that a joint
action between a union and an
employer has been filed against
the employees. He warned that
this "was not just a threat against
Sandals employees but against
all workers in the Bahamas".
In September, Sandals
employees threatened to strike
if the management continued
to take away their "fundamen-


tal right to choose" which union
they wanted to represent them.
The Tribune attempted to
contact Sandals management
for a response, but up to press
time none was issued.
Mr Ferguson said that the
action is before the court on
January 25 and on February 7
the Notice of Motion will be
heard by the chief justice.


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Hard choices ahead in Iraq


IN THE wake of the highly critical report
of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, Presi-
dent Bush was impelled to come up with a
new policy that would help him retrieve
the public support at home that is steadily
deserting him.
While there was conspicuous fatuous-
ness in some wishful remedies prescribed in
the ISG report, its dead-on description of
the dire state of the American interven-
tion in Iraq forcefully underscored the ver-
dict rendered by the Democratic victories
in the midterm elections.
The president responded with a very
public process of seeking options of his
own devising to implement the goal of vic-
tory, whose definition was constantly shift-
ing downward. Now it is an Iraqi regime
able to hold the country together so that it
won't devolve into a failed state harboUr-
ing ambitious terrtists.
What it appears to be coming down to is
whether to dispatch more U.S. troops to
stabilize bloody Baghdad as the American
people demonstrate in a series of polls that
they want the U.S. to get out sooner rather
than later.
First of all, there is only a comparative
handful of troops available, and these
would come from hastening fresh troops
into action before their scheduled time and
by extending the tours of those already
engaged. While it is almost certain that the
size of the U.S. Army and Marines will be
enlarged, that would happen only in year-
ly increments of 6,000.
Second, the question is whether 20,000 or
30,000 or so additional troops could make
a sufficient difference. The task faced by
the American forces and its coalition allies
is grave: How to confront both the Sunni
insurgency and its al-Qaida auxiliary, on
the one hand, and the Shiite militias, on the
other, at the same time.
So far, the 140,000 U.S. troops, of which
some 50,000 are in combat brigades, have
not been able to do either. Only recently,
American forces were moved into Baghdad
to stem the rising sectarian violence
between Shiites and Sunnis. As attacks
increased in frequency and ferocity, the


U.S. force is blamed for not providing the
security for which they have taken respon-
sibility.
The government of Prime Minister Nouri
al-Malaki, basically Shiite, wants opera-
tional control of his own army and the U.S.
to remove its troops from Baghdad and
redeploy to the suburbs. There they are
supposed to hunt down Sunni suicide
bombers and insurgents. Al-Malaki thinks
Iraqi Army units would do a better job
dealing with Shiite militias in the city.
Many elements of that force are nothing
more than Shiite militiamen in Iraqi Army
uniforms. Sunnis fear them and don't rely
on them. The United States is also doubt-
ful that the Iraqis are sufficiently nonsec-
tarian to perform evenhandedly between
Sunnis and Shiites.
The ISG faulted the U.S. effort to train
the Iraqi Army and called for embedding a
doubled or tripled number of American
trainers in each brigade.
Considering how often over the years
the White House has boasted about the
U.S. training of Iraqis, it is sensible to ques-
tion what could happen now that did not
happen earlier. The problem cannot be
that there hasn't been enough time. What
suggests that more trainers, many of whom
are not all that qualified, would produce a
significantly better result? /
At the heart of the matter, of course, is
that in the years of escalating violence that
the United States had neither the power
nor the policy to contain in its early days,
the national coherence of Iraqi society frag-
mented. Iraqis turned for their safety and
protection to their sects rather than their
nationality.
A modest American troop supplement,
opposed by most Iraqis and a tempting tar-
get for all factions, cannot alter that grim
reality. The ineluctable fact is that the
restoration of a workable semblance of
even a precarious national identity is key to
creating a national Iraqi Army that would
stabilize the country.
(By Harry Rosenfeld c.2006 Albany
Times Union).


EDITOR, The Tribune
BY an e-mail from Trinidad
and Tobago today I see that the
Bahamas educational system is
achieving global notoriety on
the Internet circuit.
Having no reason to believe
that the following excerpts from
a BGCSE exam paper have
been manufactured you might
wish to share these with your
readers. (The comments are not
mine)
Re: BGCSE Examinations
(Bahamas)
The following questions and
answers were collected from last
year's junior exam results
(BGCSE's). These are genuine
responses, from Bahamian 16-
year-olds, that were read on a
local morning show! The
answers might seem funny but
the reality behind it is scary-
Geography
Q: Name for four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and
vinegar. (How cliche).
Q: Explain one of the
processes by which water can
be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water
safe to drink because it removes
large pollutant like grit, sand,
dead sheep and canoeists.
(Apparently dead canoeists in
the drinking water supply is a
common problem in the
Bahamas. Won't be drinking
the water in the Bahamas that's
for sure).
Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on
the leaves and makes them per-
spire. (Doesn't really explain
why dew forms overnight
though does it?)
Q: What causes the tides in
the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight
beffWen the Earth and the
Moon. All water tends to flow
towards the moon, because
there is no water on the moon,
and Nature abhors a vacuum. I
forget where the sun joins in
this fight.
Sociology
Q: What guarantees may a,
mortgage company insist on?
A: If you are buying a house,
they will insist you are well
endowed. (So now I'm wonder-
ing how do you prove this to
the lending institution. Must be
a pretty interesting, interview
process).
Q: In a democratic society,
how important is elections?
(don't you mean "how impor-
tant,ARE elections, apparently
not only the students need sav-
ing here).,
A: Very important. Sex can
only happen when a male gets


an election.
Q: Whit are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets
still on the stairs.
Biology
Q: What happens to your
body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do
your bowels and you get inter-
continental.
Q: What happens to a boy
when he reaches puberty?
A: He says goodbye to his
boyhood and looks forward to
his adultery. (Yes!! He most
certainly does!!!)
Q: Name a major disease
associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death. (can't
argue with that now can you).
Q: What is artificial insemi-
nation?
A: When the farmer does it
to the bull instead of the cow.
(See now that's just Naaaasty!!)
Q: How can you delay milk
turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow. (He
got an A) (I'm not surprised,
Can't argue with that one either
can you)
Q: How are the main parts of
the body categorised? (Eg
abdomen)
A: The body is consisted into
three parts the brainium, the
borax the abdominal cavity. The
branium contains the brain, the
borax contains the heart and
lungs, and the abdominal cavity
contains the five bowels AEIO
and U. (He MUST be missing
his brainium)
Q: What is the Fibula? -i
A Asmalllie.a i -


Questions on


EDITOR, The Tribune
It IS plainly obvious that
the current BEC Management
is impotent to purchase at the
right price to fuel the genera-
tors and the consumers suffer
with no valid explanation.
Globally, certainly 'till mid
this week, the price of crude
oil has been reduced however,
guess what our 100 per cent
owned Government. utility
BEC cannot take advantage
of the reduced costs.
Didn't the PLP in their plat-
form Our Plan promise to pri-
vatise BEC?
Oh I am longing for that
day, but it seems the opposite


Q: What does "varicose"
mean?
A: Nearby.
Q: What is the most common
form of birth control?
A: Most people prevent con-
traception by wearing a condo-
minium. (Now THAT's well
endowed. He should have no
problem qualifying for a mort-
gage)
Q: Give the meaning of the
term "Caesarean Section."
A: The caesarean section is a
district in Rome. (Makes per-
fect sense to me)
Q: What is a seizure?
A: A Roman emperor.
Q: What is a terminal illness?
A: When you are sick at the
airport. (yuk know....that kin-
da makes sense too)
Q: Give an example of a fun-
gus. What is a characteristic fea-
ture?
A: Mushrooms. They always
grow in damp places and they
look like umbrellas. (I dare you
to find a flaw in his logic)
English
Q: What does the word
"benign" mean?
A: Benign is what you will be
after you be eight. (just like
you'll "before" after you "be
there")
Technology
Q: What is a turbine?
A: Something an Arab or
Sheik wears on his head.
As we again get ready to dis-
rupt our downtown economy
for Junior Junkanoo we will see
that our national priorities are
exactly where they should be.
BRUCE G RAINE
Nassau
November 20,2006.;


1 BEC prices
is now the policy of the PLP,'
see NHI...the total nationali-
sation of all health services.
Prime Minister Christie -
you need to appoint a quali-
fied investigative committee
to report on why BEC is
seemingly unable to bu .itt'1
at a market driven price.
I suggest this will take x.-,
Committee three-four weeks,
if, of course, BEC Manage-
ment cooperates, which is far
from guaranteed based on
their past public utterances,
or lack thereof.
J WILLIAMS'
Nassau
December 2 2006


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Man robbed
of wallet
at toy
gun-point
A MAN was robbed of his
wallet in the East Hill Street
area on Monday night by two
armed men.
Police found the.men in the
S Fort Fincastle area, but were
not able to apprehend them;
they were, however, able to
retrieve the victim's credit
cards and the weapon used in
the robbery, which was found
to be a toy gun.

Pair deny
possessing
illegal
firearm
FREEPORT Darren
Alexander Davis, 33 and Gar-
cio George Marshall, 26,
pleaded not guilty to posses-
sion of an illegal firearm yes-
terday in Freeport Magistrate
court."
They were arrested after
allegedly being found in pos-
session of a loaded 40mm
Smith and Wesson semi-auto-
matic pistol. They have been
granted bail in the amount of
$10,000 and are scheduled to
appear for trial on May 29,
2007.

37-year-old
assaulted
and then
abducted

AROUND 7pm Monday
evening a 37-year-old man
was abducted after being
assaulted.
* According to police, the
man was seen arguing over
money with a female relative.
The woman left and came
back after some time with
other relatives who beat the
37-year-old man about the
body, then threw him into the
trunk of'ANissanhinh6d61lVi-
cle, registration number num-
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vehicle and the man, still
unconscious in the trunk, in
the Pinedale area where he
was picked up by EMS and
taken to the hospital. His con-
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development for generations'


THE Bahamas has witnessed
an, unprecedented economic
investment boom which the
government realises, if managed
correctly, could sustain nation-
al development for generations
to come, a minister has claimed.
Fred Mitchell, Minister of
Foreign Affairs and the Public
Service, was speaking at the
Honorary Consular Corps Lun-
cheon last week.
"Overall, the context for the
conduct of the international
affairs and diplomacy of the
Bahamas has been favourable
both nationally and externally.
Nationally, the Bahamas has
witnessed an unprecedented
investment boom, even in com-
parison with all other states in
our sub-region," Mr Mitchell
said.
"The government is aware
that, if managed properly, this
boom can sustain national
development for generations to
come and is therefore position-
ing itself for a focused strategic
transformation," he said.
"Externally, the Bahamas has
benefited from growth with
resultant economic and techni-
cal assistance opportunities,
because of our international
relations with old and new part-


ner states, such as the United
States, CARICOM sister states,
the People's Republic of Chi-
na and India," Mr Mitchell
added.
"Our relations with other
very close neighbors, such as
Haiti and Cuba, continue to
deepen in areas of co-operation
for mutual benefit," Mr
Mitchell said.
"The recent visit, during the
second week of this month, to
the Republic of Haiti of a dele-
gation headed by the Hon-
ourable Deputy Prime Minis-


ter, will see the Bahamas direct-
ly assisting the restoration and
institutionalising of security in
Haiti through the training of
Haitian police cadets by the
Royal Bahamas Police Force,
as well as the serious explo-
ration of economic investment
gains in Haiti, in several mutu-
ally advantageous sectors such
as agriculture, trade and con-
struction," Mr Mitchell said.
He pointed out that, in the.
case of Cuba, in July this year,
the Bahamas joined nine other
CARICOM member states in
opening an embassy there.
"Its presence has been a boon
to Bahamians visiting Cuba; stu-
dents, and patients of the Mira-
cle Plan Medical Programme
for corrective ophthalmology.
The embassy also hosted, since
its opening, a Bahamian soccer
team, students from the College
of The Bahamas' School of
Hospitality, and The Bahamas
National Children's Choir," Mr
Mitchell said.
"Despite what has been
reported in the media, as indi-
cated, the Bahamas has not only
sought interaction with our
neighbours to the south, we
have also maintained good rela-
tions with the United States of


America, our closest neighbour
to the north.
"Our two countries have sus-
tained amicable relations for
the last 33 years and I am con-
fident that this will continue into
the foreseeable future," Mr
Mitchell said.
In concluding his address, Mr


Mitchell said that preparatory
steps for machine readable pass-
ports are complete.
"The operational aspect for
phased, technical implementa-
tion, starting with certificates of
identity, for issuance of an e-
passport, commences January,
2007," he said.


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"The United States invariably
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A COLLECTION of
A elder statesmen in the
US have concluded that the
"grave and deteriorating" situ-
ation in Iraq requires a radical
new approach. And that could
lead to a big rethink of how
America behaves in the world,
especially following the Repub-


lican defeat in the recent mid-
term elections.
There is little doubt that the
aggressive unilateralism of Pres-
ident George W Bush has alien-
ated allies and damaged Amer-
ican interests around the world.
Some have described Dubya as
"arguably the worst president
since the US became a world
power" an opinion borne out
by his plummeting popularity.
Question is, what happens now
in terms of America's relations
with the rest of the world?


Any attempt to answer that
must take a long view. This
administration's Iraq policy is
the most muscular expression
of American strategic power
since the end of the Vietnam
War. And that tragic conflict
marked the limits of American
power at the height of the East
and West conflict.
According to Robert McNa-
mara, the defence secretary who
ran the Vietnam War, "We
failed to recognize that in inter-
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aspects of life, there may be
problems for which there are
no immediate solutions." That
must be what Donald Rums-
feld, the defence secretary who
ran the Iraq war, meant when
-he referred to "unknown
unknowns."

American involvement
in Vietnam began in
1950, when it was still under
French control. US ground
forces were introduced in 1965
and left in 1973. And two years
later the heirs of Ho Chi Minh
achieved what they had been
fighting for since the Second
World War national unifica-
tion and independence under,
their leadership.
Originally, the war was seen
as an essential part of the US
grand strategy of containing
Soviet expansionism. After the
success of the 1949 communist
revolution in China and the
Soviet-sponsored aggression in
Korea, the fear of losing other
countries in Asia to communism
known as the domino theory
led directly to US interven-
tion in Vietnam.
But it is now clear that Viet-
nam did not affect America's
vital security interests as
President Bill Clinton's official
visit to Hanoi a decade ago con-
firmed. And Ho Chi Minh was
well within his rights to assume
leadership of his country after
the Japanese defeat in World
War Two something which
the French refused to counte-
nance, while the British and
Americans unfortunately
looked the other way..
Interestingly, although the
war in Iraq is being prosecuted
by conservative idealists while
the war in Vietnam was waged
by liberal realists, the results
appear to be the same. In 1967,
Martin Luther King delivered
a speech on the Vietnam
tragedy that explains the simi-
larity:
"We unilaterally launched an
all-out war on Asian soil. In the
process we have undermined
the purpose of the United
Nations and caused its effec-
tiveness to atrophy. We have
also placed our nation in the
position of being morally and
politically isolated."

Foreign policy realists
treat the world as it is
rather than as they would wish
it to be. They say we must
engage with our enemies as well
as our friends to promote peace
and order through an interna-
tional balance, of power. And'
the evil character of a regime
. should not preclude our engage-
ment with it.
During the Cold War, this
realist view led to American
support of an array of nasty dic-
tatorships around the world -
from the Shah's Iran, to Duva-'
lier's Haiti, to Pinochet's Chile,
to Fuentes' Guatemala,
Sqmoza's Nicaragua and.
Diem's South Vietnam.


The Vietnam War cost bil-
lions and killed more than 5 mil-
lion Vietnamese and some
60,000 American and allied per-
sonnel. Yet despite the expen-
diture of all that blood and trea-
sure, it is now seen as a stupid
mistake.
Those who guide the Bush
Administration's foreign poli-
cy are considered idealists
rather than balance of power
realists. They use a moral com-
pass and see the promotion of

Rather than
creating a stable
and democratic
Middle East, the
American
occupation of
Iraq looks likely
to increase
extremism and
undermine the
US role in the
world.

democracy and the elimination
of evil regimes as central to the
creation of a better and more
peaceful world. And they
favour a strong unliateralist
approach to security issues -
including preventive war.
'In this context, the invasion of
Iraq was meant to be a trans-
forming event unseating a
ruthless dictator, who was deter-
mined to possess weapons of

It will be much
more difficult
for any US
administration
to engage in
moral or
humanitarian
interventions
for some time

mass destruction, and bringing
democracy to a dangerous
region. So far the war has cost
$400 billion and killed more
than 3,000 US and coalition
troops and an estimated 50,000
plus Iraqis. And we are already
beginning to regard this war as.
a mistake too.

ather than creating a
Stable and democratic
Middle East, the American
occupation of Iraq looks likely to
increase extremism and under-
mine the US role in the world.
That is especially so if -
as Zbigniew Brzezinski recently
said nothing is done to
address the stalemate in Israeli-


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Palestinian relations or to engage
diplomatically with Iran. Ironi-
cally, Brzezinski was US nation-
al security adviser during the
1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Perhaps the Bush Adminis-
tration's most grievous foreign
policy error was its calculated
snubbing of the United Nations
in the belief that the US was
powerful enough to do whatev-
er it wanted in the world. And
while the UN can rightly be
considered an expensive and
corrupt joke much of the time,
it remains an important tool in
world affairs.
As outgoing secretary-gener-
al Kofi Annan put it recently,
all governments must be
accountable for their actions.
But large and powerful states,
whose actions have the greatest
impact on others, have a special
responsibility to take account of
global views and interests:
"How can states hold each
other to account? Only through
multilateral institutions. Amer-
icans, like the rest of humanity,
need a functioning global sys-
tem. Experience has shown,
time and again, that the system
works poorly when the United
States remains aloof but it func-
tions much better when there
is farsighted US leadership."

A merican intervention
in Iraq was designed
as a show of force to impress
countries around the world,
including states like Iran and
Syria. In fact, it has had quite
the opposite effect, embolden-
ing the Iranians to pursue a
nuclear option while forcing the
US to recognize the limits of its
power to act unilaterally.
This is not entirely a good
thing. It will be much more dif-
ficult for any US administration
to engage in moral or humani-
tarian interventions for some
time, and the very desirable
goal of promoting democratic
values around the world is also
likely to ebb. There is the dan-
ger that America will become
more isolationist and protec-
tionist, which may not please
many of those who condemn
the US today.
But the future of American
foreign policy is more'likely be
determined by its oil addiction.
The fact that the Middle East
contains two-thirds of the
world's oil makes it increasing-
ly important. And protecting
the world's oil supply accounts
for a large share of US military
resources, while oil imports
account for a third of the US
trade deficit.
As demand grows and
reserves dwindle, the US will
become more reliant for its
energy needs on the unstable
nations of the Middle East.
That's why a group of top busi-
nessmen and retired generals
are calling for a national plan
to dramatically reduce Ameri-
ca's oil dependency. And guess
what? One of the chief recom-
mendations is to encourage bur-
den sharing with allies and part-
ners by focusing on multilateral
security arrangements.
That is a far cry from the
Bush doctrine of "don't mess
with Texas".
What do you think? Send
comments to larry@tribuneme-
dia.net. Or visit www.bahama-
pundit.com


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THE Kiwanis Club of New
Providence donated "a sub-
stantial amount of items" to the
Ministry of Social Services and
Community Development,
including toiletries, food items
and clothing, for distribution to
the Nazareth Centre, the Sol-
dier Road Home and the Bil-
ney Lane Children's Home.
The presentation was made
to Minister of Social Services
and Community Development,
Melanie Griffin, and adminis-
trators of the three facilities.
The Nazareth Centre is oper-
ated by the Archdiocese of Nas-
sau (Roman Catholic Church),
while the Bilney Lane Home is
operated by the Bahamas Con-
ference of the Methodist Church
with a government grant.
The Soldier Road Home is
managed by the government
through the Department of
Social Services, Ministry of
Social Services and Community
Development.
Both the Nazareth Centre
and the Bilney Lane Home
cater to the needs of children
while the Soldier Road Home
provides shelter and comfort
for senior citizens.
Mrs Griffin lauded the organ-
isation for its donation and its
service to the Bahamian com-
muniity. "! .re are some fami-
lies who contribute towards the
care of their members who are
in residential care facilities, but
in far too many instances, this is
not the case hence the com-
munity and the State have to
assume this responsibility," she
said.
"The three facilities that will
benefit from the donation
tonight represent two of our
most vulnerable groups and we
applaud the Kiwanis Club of
New Providence and the admin-
istrators of these facilities for
helping to make the residents
of these facilities lives that much
more comfortable and mean-
ingful," Mrs Griffin added.
The minister was "particular-
ly pleased" that the Kiwanis
Club of New Providence had
"stepped forward in such a
meaningful way" as the club
was the first, all-female club in
Kiwanis history.
She said the club's goal of try-
'r in6g to create better communities


throughout The Bahamas "is so
important in our country
today."
"Let us continue to build and
to'strengthen the young women,
in particular, of our society who
are so much in need of good
role models; someone to show
them the way; someone to help
them make the right decisions,"
Mrs Griffin added.

Donations

Kiwanis Club of New Provi-
dence president Andrea Whyte
said the club decided to donate
the goods to the three residen-
tial care facilities due to the high
costs those facilities incur in
their day-to-day operations.
Ms Whyte said the club was
able to obtain the items via
donations from a number of
business houses within the
community and through the
use of club funds, but encour-
aged additional "corporate cit-


izens that we wrote to" to come
forward and donate to the
cause.


THE Colombian store on
Bay Street has doubled the
"A" category prize money for
the Boxing and New Year'ss
Day Parades set for Bay
Street.
Shoppers also have an
opportunity to vote for their
favourite group in any of the
categories and the most pop-
ular group will receive a spon-
sorship from the Colombian
store.
The lucky shopper wins an
elegant his and her watch
set.
Shown from left at the
announcement are Les John-
son, chairman of the New
Providence Junkanoo Cor-
poration; Michelle Thomas,


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Bahamas.

He is survived by his wife, Clarice Elizabeth; daughters, Karen Wrinkle;
Kim Smith and Susan Morley; grandchildren, Sam and Christopher Wrinkle,
Jason Smith, Emily Morley, Laura Morley and Peter Morley; sister, Shirley;
sons-in-law, Tim Wrinkle, lan Smith and David Morley; brother-in-law,
Chris Harris; sister-in-law, Jane O'Malley and many other relatives and
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FROM page one

tragic events to the emotional
onlookers.
Speaking about the crash, Mr
Nair said that for him, as with
the families and friends of those
on the fateful flight, the period
had been "a very, very hard"
one for him and others at Chalks
to get through.
"There was only one reason
why we got through that peri-
od," he said. "It never ceases to
amaze me the love of the people
of Bimini, and what they have
done for us you truly are
God's children," he told the
gathered crowd, appearing
moved to tears.
He said that those who died in
the crash were "great people."


Plaque for local victims
"We know that the people which was intended to be toC
that died that day were great some extent a "celebration."
because look at the people here However, it was said that no
today," he said. all relatives were planning toC
"I always say Chalks is not a attend.
US airline. On December 18, The Miam
"We may have a US certifi- Herald reported that Maureer
cate, but we have a Bahamian Smith, Felix Ellis and Alexan
airline, and the best days of der Roberts, all immediate fam
Bimini and the best days of my ily of those involved in the crash
airline is still ahead of us." were said to be "confused'
Shortly after, Mrs Pratt about the event.
unveiled a plaque located near "I don't quite understand or
the island's shoreline bearing the like it. It seems to me like a eel
names of the 11 Biminites ebration. I don't really have any
including three toddlers who thing to celebrate," Mr Robert
died in the crash. told the newspaper.
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the department of Civil Avia-
tion, said that there is a possi-
bility that Chalks will return to
the Bahamas flying "land-based"
planes, rather than its tradition-
al Mallard seaplanes, such as the
one involved in last year's disas-
ter.
On November 17 a Florida
judge ruled that a monumental
$50 million settlement be award-
ed to the families of those lost in
the aviation disaster.
Three Biminite families alone
are set to be awarded more than
$9 million.


FROM page one

believed that the group was involved
mainly in the transshipment of
cocaine and other illegal substances.
It is expected that additional
arrests will be made in the near
future as additional persons are iden-
tified in what sources are calling a
"drug trafficking ring."
Numerous calls to Nassau Flight
Services (NFS) yesterday were unan-
swered, and repeated attempts to
reach Ms Deadrie Pinder, the gen-


Drug charges
eral manager, proved fruitless. How-
ever The Tribune did discover that
Nassau Flight Services administra-
tion was in meetings throughout
much of yesterday.
It is believed that at the heart of
the "training programme" was a
conscious effort to ensure that the
five men were on US soil before they
were arrested.
This, it was claimed, was done to
avoid a repeat of the lengthy extra-


FROM page one
secretary of the Ministry of the person who allegedly
made this threat," the release said. "The credibility of
this statement is further questionable since deportation
does not fall under the purview of the Department of
Social Services," it continued.
The release then referred to the article headed,
"Three Years after the Sea Hauler Tragedy, victims
still Suffering". It was published in The Tribune on
Wednesday, December 13. In the article it was report-
ed that Cedric Hart was "plunged into a two-year
coma," yet in November 2003, some three months
after the accident, Mr Hart had requested assistance
and received assistance from the Department of Social
Services.
"The Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development acknowledges that the accident was a
terrible tragedy that severely impacted the lives of
many individuals. While confidentiality does not per-
mit the release of details on those persons who
requested and received assistance from the Depart-
ment of Social Services, assistance was and continues


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The US Embassy would not
release any substantial information
on the incident as the joint US-
Bahamas investigation is continu-
ing.
Agencies involved were the US
Drug Enforcement Administration
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to be provided where applicable and in accordance
with established policies. Often, the production of
supporting documents, including medical reports, are
no requirement for certain types of assistance and
when such are not produced the Department cannot
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"The Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development throughout the Department of Social
Services will continue where appropriate and in accor-
dance with established programmes and policies to
provide assistance to all persons in the Bahamas who
are deemed to be in need," the release concluded.
The survivors of the Sea Hauler tragedy have been
petitioning for assistance from government for the
past several weeks. Mr Hart, who was referred to in
the Ministry's statement was one of 25 injured in the
tragic collision.
The collision of the two vessels Sea Hauler and
the United Star took place more than three years
ago. Four people died.


FROM page one

Cedric Hart, whose spine was
severed during the accident, stood,
supported by his crutches and with
his children at his side, handcuffed
to Mr Christie's gate. Since the acci-
dent he has become a beggar on
the streets and has a child in hospi-
tal.
"I have a baby that needs a kid-
ney and I can't get the help for him
and I can't get the help for me. We
appreciate what Social Services is
doing, but it's a different level now.
We, as human beings, we want the
right treatment like any other
human being and if this is how we
have to get the point across we
aren't stopping until we get justice
for everyone who was aboard that
vessel," said Mr Hart.
Some of the victims have
received threatening phone calls
warning them to stop pursuing
compensation.
"Calls came to my house twice
threatening us saying, 'back off the
case' or they will kill all of us," said
Betty Antonio. "When you have
to be threatened in your own coun-
try to back off of a case for talking
for your rights it's time to take
action and to add insult to injury
he (police) saw us chained here and
he opened the gate to try to break
myarm."
Ms Antonio said she has an idea


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the Sea Hauler victims and has noti-
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Protestors complained of pain in
their wrists after police tried to
open the automatic gate while they
were still attached t' it.
The protesters were cuffed to
the Prime Minister's gate for almost
two hours. They demanded his
presence even though he was
reportedly attending the funeral of
his aunt.
While chanting cries of injustice,
the victims continually compared
their situation to that of Chalks'
seaplane victims, and the Japanese
tourist who was recently released
from Fox Hill Prison with compen-
sation, asking, "If they can get their
money, why can't we?"
The victims are asking Govern-
ment for a lump sum settlement
and closure that they say is long
overdue.
"We can't get justice. How come
the two boat captains ain't in jail?
They talking, about swift jus-
tice...They jokin," said Sea Hauler
victim Gail Rubin.
"I will eat turkey and ham with
your family, Mr Christie, but I'm
not giving up," said Ms. Antonio.
"These people aren't begging for
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School over the
past weekend
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communities.
Led by Sub Lieutenant
Bertram Bowleg, the group
played at the primary school in
Mars Bay, and also at the North
SAndros High School, Nicholl's
Town.
- This visit is the first of many
trips the Defence Force Band
%%ill make to ihe Family Islands
min 2.1007 in an ongoing effort to
build a better community rela-
tionship with the public.
MP for the area, Vincent
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The life of


* THE Hon. Eugene Dupuch, CBE, QC, BA, LLB.
(Photo: Etienne Dupuch Jr Publicatiom


Eugene

EUGENE Dupuch, QC, was
truly a renaissance man.
A writer, lawyer, musician,
teacher, broadcaster, he could
have excelled at any one of these
professions, but in the end he
chose the Law.
When a student at Queen's
*PK College he was the pianist in an
Orchestra and earned almost
enough money to pay for his col-
lege tuition at St John's Univer-
sity in Minnesota. Not only was
S he an outstanding pianist, but he
S. was a composer. While at St
John's he wrote the university's
"Johnny Fight Song" in 1922,
which was sung lustily at all the
ij university's major sporting events.

Song
Fred Waring ranked it as one
of the ten best university songs
5 and played it on the NBC net-
work with his internationally
Famous orchestra at the opening
S of the football season in 1941.
S When the St John's Men's
Chorus gave a concert at Paradise
Island in the winter of 1967, the
choir added his song to their pro-
Sgramme as a tribute to him and
invited him to take the podium
as guest conductor.
Perhaps his greatest contribu-
ns Ltd)


Dupuch, QC


tion to The Tribune was his week-
ly column "Smokey Joe Says",
written in dialect to reflect the
philosophy of a Cat Island boy
and his family. It was also a regu-
lar feature over ZNS every Tues-
day evening when he took to the
airwaves to share "what Smokey
Joe says" with his fellow Bahami-
ans.
His outstanding job in journal-
ism was his report on the Oakes
murder case. This work was so
impressive that for the first time
in Toronto University's law
school a newspaper report of a
trial was placed in the university's
law library as a work of reference.
It was after The Tribune's 1942
libel case when Sir Etienne
Dupuch, editor/publisher of this
newspaper, had to take his own
defence with his brother, Eugene,
at his side that the latter decided
to study law. In 1944 he entered
the University of Toronto School
of Law and was graduated with
the degree ,of bachelor of Laws
in 1947. He received special
tuition in constitutional law from
the late Dr WPM Kennedy, Dean
of the Law School and at that
time one of the world's foremost
authorities on Commonwealth
constitutions.
He was still at the university
when in 1945 he married the for-
mer Dorothea deGregory of Nas-
sau.
While in Toronto he' was a
sub-editor at the Toronto bureau
of The Canadian Press, the largest
press agency in Canada, and did a
series of broadcasts in Bahamian
dialect over the CBC network.
Until the end of the war he served
in the Canadian Reserve Army
as a member of the University
Officers' Training Corps.
Mr Dupuch was called .to the
English Bar as an "utter barris-
ter" at Lincoln's Inn, London, in
1948 and became a member of
the Bahamas Bar in January,
1949.
SHe rose quickly to the top of
his profession. He served as pres-
ident of the Bahamas Bar Asso-
ciation and chairman of the Bar


Council on four occasions and in
1965 was appointed chairman of
the Board of Examiners for
admission to the Bar. He was
chairman of the Commission for
the revision of the Statute Laws
of the Bahamas in 1957 and a
member of the Commission for
a further revision in 1965.
He was appointed one of Her
Majesty's Counsel (QC) in 1964
and acted as Judge of the
Supreme Court in 1976.

Title
Mr Dupuch was elected to the
Bahamas House of Assembly in
1950 and served successive terms
as a member of Parliament until
1967 when he became Leader of
the Opposition in the Senate and
held office for one year before
retiring from active politics. He
was a member of Her Majesty's
Executive Council for the
Bahamas from 1953-64 and when
the Cabinet superseded the old
colonial Executive Council, the
Queen granted him the right to
retain the title of "Honourable"
for life in recognition of his ser-
vices on that body. In 1956 the
Queen created him a Comman-
der of the Order of the British
Empire (CBE) for distinguished
service to government,$he legis-
lature, and the courts and for the
implementation of the Electricity
Corporation scheme.
In 1950 he represented the
Bahamas Legislature at the con-
ference of the Commonwealth
Parliamentary Association in
Australia.
In a letter to his brother, Sir
Etienne Dupuch, in 1953, Sir
Robert Neville (governor of the
Bahamas from 1951 to 1953)
wrote: "I do remember that Dan
Ranlurl i go% ernor from 1953 to
1957) said that I gave Executive
Council the best and worst.
Eugene was the best."
Mr Dupuch died suddenly of a
massive heart attack at his East-
ern Road home in the early hours
'of September 23, 1981.


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PETER Dupuch, son of the
Hon Eugene Dupuch, QC,
thanked government for creat-
ing a school that not only car-
ries on his father's name, but
also embraces his father's two
life-long passions the law
and education.
Mr Dupuch spoke briefly at
the groundbreaking ceremony
for construction of a centrally
located Eugene Dupuch Law
SchooL
"My father was simply pas-
sionate about education," said
his son. He recounted the
occasion when at the age of 17
he went to his father, told him
he was not going to college
because he didn't see any point
in it.
His father gave him a long,
hard look. The next thing he
knew he was upstairs packing
his bags and the next morning
he was sitting in his first day of
classes in Canada.
"There was never a ques-
tion of whetheror not I was
going to college," said Mr
Dupuch, a graduate of Mc Gill
University. "It was just a taci
SandgI am verylucky that he felt-
thats birongt aboutea ducarurne
The warine hti e h hsd arsda
An-E-101,11 Pbhtlowph, .and
'rVP~i i i al SciL nce from' St
Jorklaied in a ua inteso-
fr chlhoode His oever ialqes

ta, and ae kachino diploaea in-
Education oE it or tered a
nteachinge posion in theusitid
States, but instead returned to
ThelTribune, where he had
worked in various capacities
from childhood. His official
title was Assistanut hEditor, but
hae filled every place on the'
clas, ugene Dupuc~ha encour
newspaper from paper boy to
agdohentuens to excelii in Mneo
Acting Editor. He later
entered Toronto University
where he studied larew, took his
Bachelor of Laws degree, and
hwas called toue there english Bar
from Lincoln's Inn. Bcy then he
frop histctdhworld."Hsoca
was 35 years old. to u
Speaking about the impor-
tane ofueducation to Que oeen's
College's 1980 graduating
class, Eugene Dupuch en cour-
aged thi e students to excel in
their h studies. "You cannot
afford to be mediocre," he tolda
them, "because there Eis ano
place for mediocrity y in our
sophisticated -world."
waHe was so keen on educa-.
tion," his son continued, "rthat
he used tuo take out of his free
Clege' Philli "Brav"Duavisg
time to tutor law students for
no charge in the basement of
our house. So every Saturday
whenI was a little bow henaI
Ie ed toes te sttrg reen and
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him than any knighthood, sim-
ply because a knighthood
would have been for him, but
this school is for the people of
his country."


A son for Mr
and Mrs Dupuch

AN 8LB 40Z son was born
to Mrs Helen Dupuch, wife of
Mr Peter Dupuch, on Novem-
ber 10.
Benjamin Michael is the
brother of two-year-old
Alexander Eugene, and the
second grandchild of Mrs
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2006, PAGE 11


Legendary lawyer and statesman honoured at groundbreaking
By ALISON LOWE ing Trophy, Mrs Maynard Gib- way of life depends upon an the parliamentary commissioner,
Tribune Staff Reporter son recalled Mr Dupuch's "leg- enlightened and respected legal Mr Errol Bethel. Nevertheless, it
ITN Duuh leg L endary oratorical skills." profession," he said, adding that has managed to produce gradu-
Sa EUGENE Dupuch, leg- She thanked his family for the school had already proved ates that "have lived up to the
endary Bahamian lawyer and "lending him to us during his life itself to be a "training field of reputation of the great gentle
S? \ statesman, was honoured by and now for allowing us to recall great quality...true to the high man whose name it proudly
Speakers of all political stripes his legacy and to permanently standards of professional, edu- bears," said the school's princi-
at a groundbreaking ceremony memorialise it with this build- cation and legal excellence" pal Miriam Samaru.
do 1 i r- Io .n. ech h t wic n hehallnuark of the


THE groundbreaking ceremony: pictured from left are Sir Orville
Turnquest, former Governor General and partner in the law firm of
Dupuch and Turnquest; Mrs Dorothy Dupuch, widow of the Hon
Eugene Dupuch, QC; Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Attorney General;
Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall.
(BIS Photo: Raymond.4 Bethel)


on December 11 for a new build-
ing to house the law school
named in his memory.
Gathered together at the new
site on JFK Drive opposite the
Ministry of Housing where
construction to build the unified
home for the currently disparate
eight-year-old Eugene Dupuch
Law School is set to begin in
March speakers, including Sir
Orville Turnquest, former Gov-
ernor General and Mr Dupuch's
law partner, Works Minister
Bradley Roberts, Attorney Gen-
eral Allyson Maynard-Gibson,
and Mr Dupuch's son, Peter,
took the opportunity to recall
his historic achievements.
Describing him as one of the
country's "great jurists and a
legal luminary", Mrs Maynard-
Gibson said that,in setting in
motion the school's construction,
the government was fulfilling a
commitment to the family of Mr
Dupuch a."great Bahamian
lawyer, storyteller, journalist,
satirist, Member of Parliament,
politician, statesman and citi-
zen" to erect an institution
"befitting his name."
Noting that the school's
mooting team has won, for the
second consecutive year. and for
ihc ihiid lime in tal. thel Moot-


inig to come.
Mrs Maynard-Gibson's office
was noted by the school's prin-
cipal Miriam Samaru as having
been instrumental in finally
bringing about Monday's cere-
mony which also allowed the
government to fulfil its commit-
ment to the Council of Legal
Education of the West Indies
that, in having the third law
school in the region established
in The Bahamas, it would aspire
to do so in "the shortest time
possible."

Region

The other two schools in the
region are the Norman Manley
Law School at the Mona Cam-
pus in Kingston, Jamaica, and
the Hugh Wooding Law School
in St Augustine, Trinidad and
Tobago.
Former governor general and
Mr Dupuch's law partner, Sir
Orville Turnquest, said that the
"landmark institution" would
provide not only for the train-
ing of lawyers, but the promo-
tion of legal research and schol-
arship. u
"The very foundation of our
democracy and our Bahamian


wmcn was Lc e w aaas l ei Luc
"lawyer's lawyer", the late Mr
Dupuch.
He said that the EDPLS
would join the other two schools
in the Caribbean in providing
"an essential element for devel-
oping true democracy and the
Rule of Law" in the region.
Mr Roberts whose min-
istry has been involved in
redesigning the plans in recent
years specified some of the
finer details of the project. He
said that there are to be five
buildings, centred around a
courtyard, including a library, a
student union building, and a
moot court, comprising a total
area of 43,000 square feet all
intended to offer a "modern
learning environment" for stu-
dents from all over the
Caribbean region. He said his
ministry was pleased to have
been involved in the "planning
and designing of what will
become a landmark edifice for
nspiring jitorne and the legal
jfdLL rniiii"
Since being established in
1998, the school has functioned
by utilising the spaces. afforded
by a arietL) ot different loca-
tions, including the College of
the Bahanima' and the offices of


Impact

Mrs Samaru thanked tilic
"government of The Bahamas
past and present" for having the
"foresight with respect to glob
alisation and its impact on the
delivery of legal services and (a)
clear vision for the development
and enhancement of the coun-
try's educational systems" to
decide to host the third regional
Law School of the Council of
Legal Education in The
Bahamas.
She said that December 1H
2006, would always be "associ-
ated with progress" from here
on in.
"We have taken the first step
today towards our destination.
Let us keep moving on," she
said.
The project is anticipated to
cost a total of between $10 minil-
lion and $11 million, according
to Mr Roberts and Mrs May-
nard-Gibson. A total of $2 Miil
lion of this is set to be funded
by the EU. The construction
period is expected to last any-
where from 18 to 24 months, and
ultiiiately, the school will cater
to 150 Caribbean students %




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* STUDENTS and faculty personnel from neighboring Gambier and Adelaide Primary Schools
at the Defence Force Christmas carol service at the Coral Harbour Base. Standing at centre in the
rear is Commodore Clifford Scavella, along with other senior officers and ratings.


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U COMMODORE Clifford Scavella making a presentation to Gambier Primary School during
the Defence Force Christmas carol service at the Coral Harbour Base. Accepting the gift is Naomi
Pinder, senior headmistress of the school.
Defence

a Force holds
annual carol
service
IN an effort to build on a pos-
itive relationship with the com-
munity, Defence Force Com-
modore Clifford Scavella, offi-
cers and marines held their
annual Christmas carol service
at the Coral Harbour base.
Children from Gambier and
Adelaide Primary Schools
attended along with retired
Defence Force personnel. The
programme featured selections
from both schools as well as the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Band.
Giving the Christmas.mes-
sage was the Rev Prince Bodie,
chaplain of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force.
Commodore Scavella
-encouraged all to enter the New
Year free of malice, wilIh hands
outstretched toward one anoth-


The event concluded with a
presentation of gifts to the chil-
dren by Commodore Scavella.
The force band rocked the
crowd, as they led a Junkanoo
rush-out performance, which
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ABOVE: ROLLEVILLE, Exuma Prime Minister Perry Christie (left) holds a cup while Minis-
ter of Works and Utilities Bradley Roberts turns the ceremonial valve during the Official Site Visit and
Phase 1 Commissioning of the Exuma Water Supply Improvement Project, in Rolleville, Exuma, on
December 18,2006. Government officials also present were the Minister of Tourismni Obie Wilchcombe,
Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Mr. Donald Demeritte, WSC Acting Chair-
man Mr. Godfrey Sherman, WSC senior officers and other stakeholders.
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Sewerage Corporation (WSC)
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and Member of Parliament for
Exuma and Deputy Speaker of
the House of Assembly Mr.
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UmNrSA LI EM M


g GOVERNOR-GENERAL
Arthur D Hanna metwith award
winners and organizers of the
Governor-General's Youth
Award at Government House
recently. The GGYA celebrates
its 20th anniversary next year,
after helping more than 8,000
Young Bahamians get a better
start in life, and will mark this
milestone with a year-long list of
activities starting with a visit by
HRH, Prince Edward, The Earl
of Wessex. Recognised as one of
the best character-building pro-
grammes in the country, the
GGYA teaches valuable life
skills, focusing on community ser-


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vice, personal skills, physical
recreation and adventurous jour-
neys. And these Bahamian stu-
dents are part of a much wider
movement. Over 500,000 partici-
pants are trying for an award at
any one time, with over 225,000 of
these in Britain, where the pro-
gramme was founded by the
Duke of Edinburgh in 1956. Since
then, over five million young peo-
ple in 100 countries have taken


up the challenge. The award is a
registered charity and relies on
the generous support of volun-
teers and donors to meet its com-
mitment to help young people
realise their full potential. Pic-
tured from left are: Jacquetta
Lighhlbourne. Gold Award holder
Jason Curry, Gold Award holder,
the Governer-General; Dr David-
son Hepburn, GGYA National
council chairman; Susan Glinton,
GGYA council member and
Helen Adderley, GGYA field
officer. For more information on
GGYA call 326-1760.
(BIS photo by Kris Ingraham)


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TRYQN EDGECOMBE LODGE and Una Henry Household of Ruth of the Grand United
Order Of Odd Fellows, paid tribute to two of their founding members, Brother Clayton "CW" Han-
na, and Sister Luella Collie, at a "Gratitude for Service Banquet" recently at Workers House Ballroom.
Patron of the event Arthur D. Hanna. Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,
was iiiMRihcdaice and congratulated the honorees and the Lodge for their contribution to both their
organization and their country.: -


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NASSAULF


* PICTURED in the front row: Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Public Service; Captain of the Navigator of the Seas,
Mr. Lief Otto Bang; Ms. Maria Kelly, assistant director, Department of Social Services; Ms. Nakita Smith, director of the Children's Emer-
gency Hostel; Mrs. Carla Stuart, director, Cruise Development, Ministry of Tourism. (Photo by Demarco Smith)





Minister Mitchell attends




annual gift giving event


. THE Florida Caribbean
Cruise Association's Annual
Holiday Gift Giving took
place at Festival Place on,
Prince George Wlharf recently.
Fred Mitchell, Minister of For-
eign Affairs and Public Ser-
vice, attended the event .and
gave a special holiday wish to
the children from social homes
throughout Nassau, including
Elizabeth Estates Home,
Nazareth Centre, Ranfurly
Home, All Saints Kemp, Sta-
pledon School, and the Chil-
dren's Emergency Centre.
The event was coordinated by
the Cruise Development
Department at the Ministry
bf Toutirisni.m


Activities coordinated for
the children included enter-
tainment by Mr. Derek
Adams, Charlie the Yellow
Bahamian Puppet Show, a
clown and face painting. The
children were also treated to
special meals donated by
McDonalds and Kentucky,
(Dan Brad Ltd.) Burger King,
(Edmiranda Restaurants Ltd.)
and Coca Cola (Caribbean
Bottling Co. Bahamas Ltd.).
This year, approximately
4,500 children in 18 destina-
tions were treated to a very
special day filled with warmth
and generosity thanks to the
Member Lines of the Florida-
Caribbean Cruise Association.


The Holiday Gift Project,
made possible through the
FCCA Foundation for the


Caribbean, is in its seventh
year of gift giving to under-
privileged children.


Share your news
The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps /
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.


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Raw Bar
Oysters on the half Shell
Gulf Stream Iced Cocktail Shrimps
Tequila Smoked Salmon

A Super Salad Bar


Our Famous Trio


Fox's Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Bernnaise Sauce. Chicken Breast inll


Wild MNushroom Sauce and;


Mimmi's Lamb Chops with Mint Au Jus

Seafood Stuffed "Nassau" Grouper with Fennel Cream Sauce
Sylvester Rice and Spinach Margaritta
Green Beans Almandine
Broccoli Au Gratin
Snapper Creoleo

Ratatouille
Lobster Bisque
Cream of Watercress & Caviar Soup
Junkanoo Roasted Pork Loin
Glazed Carrots
Bahamian Broiled Lobster Tails

An unforgettable Sumptuous Dessert Buffet

For information or reservations call 327-5356 ext. 6353

New Year's Eve passes $120 per person-unlimited food, drinks and fun from 6pm 2am.

* Enjoy Soca Diva Terez Hepburn back by popular demand-Funky D, Junkanoo Rushouts, live band
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the holidays.

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,.* Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055
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MR. GERARD MICHAEL
BURROUGHS, 36

of Yamacraw a.
Road, will be held
on Thursday at
11:00 a.m. at
C h r i s t
Community
Church, Bellot
Road. Pastor
D e a n z a .
Cunningham will
officiate and
interment will v
follow in in the
S o u t h e r n
Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

Precious memory held by, his mother, Leonnie
Burroughs; one daughter, Tonique Burroughs,
two brothers, Timothy and Carrol Burroughs;
one adopted sister, Romalee; one step sister,
Sharon Wieland of Fort Lauderdale, Florida;
one nephew, Kennis Johnson and three nieces,
Kali, Kalyn and Indiya .Burroughs.

Other relatives and friends include, Pastor
Deanza Cunningham-and family, members
of Christ Community Church, Pastor
Lawrence and Darlene McKenzie, Brenda
Hart and family, Pauline Cartwright and
family, Ruth Martinborough and family,
Sophia Evans, Leon Taylor and family,
Yvonne Cartwright Sands and family,
Augustine Brown, Lillian Young, staff and
patients of the Dialysis Unit of The Princess
Margaret Hospital and the community of
Yamacraw.

Relatives and friends may view the remains
at THE CHAPEL OF MEMORIES
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Wednesday
from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and at the church
on Thursday from 10:00 a.mi. to service time.



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Tel: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas
MEMORIALANNUCMN


Lyford Cay Foundation


gets surprise Christmas


present from SG Hambros


THE spirit of the holidays
brought an early surprise this
week for the Lyford Cay Foun-
dation with a donation from SG
Hambros Bank & Trust
(Bahamas).
The Nassau office of SG
Hambros, a private banking and
asset management firm, wanted
to support to the Foundation's
technical training scholarship
programme.
Foundation director of edu-
cational programmes, Roger
Kelty was on hand to receive
the $5,000 cheque presented by
Renee Barrow, manager of
human resources, at SG Ham-
bros' local headquarters on
West Bay Street.
Since its inception in 1994,
the technical training Pro-
gramme has provided financial
assistance to more than 200
Bahamians studying at
approved institutions to devel-
op or improve skills or gain
certification in vocations from
auto, diesel or aviation repair
to the culinary arts, from
health-related services to con-
struction.
"As the Bahamian economy
grows, the need for persons
with diversified skills increas-
es and with our Technical
Training scholarships now at
$7,500 per student per year,
assistance from the 'corporate
sector is more important than


* FOUNDATION director of educational programmes Roger Kelty received the $5,000 cheque
presented by Renee Barrow, manager, human resources at SG Hambros' local headquarters on
West Bay Street


ever," said Mr Kelty. "The
Lyford Cay Foundation is very
grateful to SG Hambros for this
donation."
The Foundation has award-


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ed more than $13 million in
scholarships over the past two
decades, the majority for acad-
emic study at the undergraduate
and graduate and a growing


(Photo: DP&A)..
number for technical or voca-'
tional training, many of those.
underwritten in partnership
with local corporate or individ-
ual support.


Ginn helps out
with Minnis

family exhibition

THIS year's Festival Noel Committee had
Eddie Minnis and his daughter Nicole Minnis as
the guest artists for their sold out event.
The Minnis family travel and artwork trans-
portation was partly sponsored by the Ginn
Sur Mer of Grand Bahama, a new sponsor for.
Festival Noel.
The Minnis family decided to extended
their art exhibition, which included Roahanne
Minnis Emya's art as well, for an additional
week at the Rand Nature Centre.
At.the close of the exhibition Ginn compa-
ny representatives posed for a picture along
with the artists, pictured are (left to right)
Cecilia Bodie, Grand Bahama BNT repre-
sentative, Paul Hanson, Ginn finance man-
ager, Nicole Minnis and Eddie Minnis, and
Mary Culmer, Ginn human resources director.


MR. ALLAN
HORATIO
CARTWRIGHT,
78


of Pyfrom's Addition
and formerly of
Hamilton's, Long Island
will be held on
Thursday, December 21st, 2006 at the Chapel
of Butlers' Funeral Homes and Crematorium,
Ernest and York Streets from 11:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m.

He is survived by Jeanette "Jenny" Cartwright;
Two (2) Sons: Robert "Bob" Cartwright and
Richard "Rick" Cartwright; Two (2)
Daughters-in-law: Gail and Susan Cartwright;
Three (3) Grandchildren: Melanie Obregon,
Bobby Cartwright and Alexia Cartwright;
Three (3) Great-grandchildren: Lauren and
Megan Obregon and Jacob Cartwright; Two
(2) Brothers: Melbourne and Wesley; One
(1) Sister: Ruth and a host of other relatives
and friends including; Meredith Knowles,
Essley Hall, Douglas and Anne Carey, Martha
Calbi, Keva Clarke, Eva Knowles and families.

Family and friends may pay their last respects
at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral Homes &
Crematorium, Ernest & York Streets.

The fainily would like to express their sincere
thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Capron and the staff
of The Good Samaritan Home and the
Princess Margaret HospitaL Special thanks
to Mrs. Marge Deveaux, Aunt Essley and
Marsha who helped with his care.


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Shuttle astronauts awaken,




get set to leave space station


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
FRESH from the success of
an impromptu spacewalk,
shuttle Discovery's astronauts
awoke Tuesday to the strains
of "Zamboni" by the Gear
Daddies and got ready to
undock from the internation-
al space station, according to
Associated Press.
"We can't offer you a Zam-
boni to drive today," said Mis-
sion Control astronaut Shan-
non Lucid, referring to the ice
rink machine immortalized in
the Minnesota band's coun-
try rock song. "But if you look
at today's flight plan, you will
see that we are offering you
the opportunity to fly the
shuttle for half a lap fly-
around. That's not a bad
tradeoff."
Space shuttle Discovery's
astronauts, who are due to
return j Earth later this
week, it-wired the space sta-
. ; tion, managed four space-
walks, and on Monday com-
pleted the most difficult task
of their mission: getting a
S stubborn, accordion-like solar
panel array folded up.
The extra, 6 1/2-hour space-
walk completed with none
of the ground training the
crew had for scheduled space-
walks delayed Discovery's
S undocking by a day and
pushed back the shuttle's
return to Earth to Friday from
Thursday. Because of supply
limits, Discovery needs to be
on the ground by Saturday.
U.S. astronaut Robert
Curbeam and Swedish astro-
naut Christer Fuglesang of the
European Space Agency
worked for more than five
hours to get the last section
of a 115-foot-long solar array
Folded up into a box at the
international space station.
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told Discovery commander
Mark Polansky and his crew.
The spacewalking pair used
a scraper to try to get the
array unstuck, shook the pan-
el and used pliers to tighten
the wire that folds it up. It was
a stop-and-go process with the
spacewalkers fiddling with the
equipment and then astro-
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commands to fold up the
array with the words, "Ready,
ready, retract."
Curbeam worked from the
end of the space station's
robotic arm. His fourth trip
outside the station during Dis-
covery's visit set a record for
the most spacewalks in a sin-
gle shuttle mission. His space-
walk also moved him up to


fifth place on the list of astro- "There's just no replacing
nauts and cosmonauts with eyeballs and hands in space,"
the most time spacewalking. said flight director John Cur-
Workers in Mission Con- ry. "It's another great day in
trol applauded when the final space."
section fell into the box, The array was part of the
although a wire loop hung space station's temporary
out. power source.
Curbeam worked about The space agency had to
half an hour longer to get it retract it to make room for a
rolled back in and the box newly installed array that will
latched, bc part of the space station's


permanent power source.
During their 13-day mis-
sion, Discovery's astronauts
also rewired the station,
installed a 2-ton, $11 million
addition to the orbiting space
lab and replaced space station
crew member Thomas Reit-
er of Germany with Ameri-
can astronaut Sunita Williams,
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no better than return a diamond.
South ruffs, crosses to dummy with a
trump and leads the ten of hearts,
finessing again after East follows
low.
This is declarer's second lead
from dummy, and when the finesse
succeeds, he discontinues hearts and
leads a club to the king. Since East,
as expected, has the ace, South
accomplishes his mission; his only
losers prove to be a heart, a diamond
and a club.
Note that if East covers the ten of
hearts with the king on the second
round of the suit, South is able to
return to dummy with a low heart to
the nine to make the crucial club lead
toward the king.
Note also that if South starts play-
ing the hearts by leading the ten from
dummy, instead of the deuce, he later
runs into a dead end. The next time
he gets to dummy with a trump, he
can lead a heart or a club but he
can't do both. As a result, he finishes
down one.


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The
Target
uses
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the main
body of
Chambers
21st
Century
Dictionary
(1999
edition)


HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In maldng a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 13; very good 19; excellent
25 (or more). Solution tomorrow.


CRYPTIC PUZZLE I


ACROSS
3 Pretty girt capturing the heart of
a dancer (5)
8 Whafts left at Lord's? (5)
10 A hard role In all those films? (5)
11 Saucy god? (3)
12 Could burst? (5)
13 In film making, he's always
somebody's sweetheart (4,3)
15 One's little sister takes them for
houses (5)
18 How to travel at reduced fare? (3)
19 The only theatre between
Portsmouth and Cowes (6)
21 Ukewaterforthetable(7)
22 Nothing turns red In
fresh water (4)
23 A nutty flavoured drink (4)
24 Resilient when finally
packed In Ice (7)
26 Sort of path useful when the rail
service Is on strike? (6)
29 Bowler from Chatham? (3)
31 Covered with something
baked (5)
32 Explosive power of a magneto? (7)
34 Not in one verifiable case (5)
35 Onaccountof
sounding wet? (3)
36 Members of the
Intelligentsia (5)
37 Shes a treasure to her mum (5)
S38 Distribute haphazardly, it's true (5)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Torch 6, Spa-W-n 9, Hop-eful 10, Strap 11,
Nudge 12, MI-nds 13, Minera-L 15, Cos 17, Edit(h) 18,
Tale-NT 19, To-we-I 20, T-revor 22, Semi 24, Her 25,
(f)Slander(-s) 26, Pi-e-ty 27, Magic 28, A-toll 29, S-allen-t.
30, I-Deal 31,Tying
DOWN: 2, Oulb-l-d 3, Ch-ale-t4, H-Op. 5, Devil 6, Sundial
7, Plus8,WI-geon 12, Manor 13, Me-ath 14, N-lce-r 15,
C-eded 16, Stairl18,Telly 19, Topical 21, Reward 22, S-
not-ty 23, Meriln 25, Staid (stayed) 26, P-is-a 28, Ant


DOWN
1 Wonderfully sane, soft-hearted, yet
wooden?(5)
2 Summoned to the south-eastern
front, possibly (4,3)
4 Friend getting portion offish at
last? (4)
5 Robinson's new course (6)
6 Singforthatlastbitofmoneyonthe
dole, struggling (5)
7 A gaggle to look up to (5)
9 Is bound to be a bit chastened (3)
12 How toget Cleoout of a car and into
a boatl (7)
14 High speed filer? (3)
16 Figure to crack the code and have a
drink (5)
17 Goquietly to tea in outer Southall (5)
19 A cutting sort of nickname to give
anybody? (7)
20 You never really know when you've
got it(5)
21 Alluring female left In danger (5)
23 Many can be dealt to break up a
stronghold (7)
24 First-bom led astray by the smart
set? (6)
25 Label the game (3)
23 Bolt a plate while It's hot (5)
28 Tends to create damage (5)
30 A Poe manuscript In verse (5)
32 Just water(4)
33 Not a big belly to fit Into a costume (3)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Spite 6, Douse !B, HalIbut 10, Treat 11, Bison
12, Music 13, Reveres 15, Pew 17, Odes 18, Humane 19,
Pleas 20, Angers 22, Mead 24, Lee 25, Legally 26,
Milan 27, Hades 28, Buxom 29, Reviser 30,
Ceded31,Teeth
DOWN: 2, Parted 3, Thames 4, Eat 5, Minus 6,
Dubious7, Otic 8, Spoken 12, Meals 13, Royal 14, Verge
15, Panel 16, Weedy 18, Haewn 19, Praised 21, Negate
22, Mature 23, Almost 25, Latin 26, Mere 28, Bet


STribune

Horoscope


SBy LINDA BLACK

WEDNESDAY,
DECEMBER 20


ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You're not to be taken seriously this
week, Aries, because you're not
thinking properly. Don't make any
major decisions or financial moves
without consulting others first.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
A piece of interesting information
finds its way into your lap, Taurus.
You know what to do with the new-
found knowledge. Use it to your
advantage, but be careful.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
A kink in your well-oiled plans
leaves you frazzled, Gemini. Take
some time out to recoup and rethink
your strategy to cope with the road-
block. You'll overcome the problem.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Help from a stranger is in your
immediate future, Cancer. Put your
pride aside and accept what is
offered it's no scam. Expect oth-
ers to act reserved.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Advice from a family member
should be heeded, Leo. Put aside
your bravado and adopt a submissive
posture on this point. This person
actually knows what's best.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
A- misunderstanding with someone
close leads to a screaming match.
The unpleasantries shared hurt your
ego and you go on the attack. It will
take a few days to rectify.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You know what's best for you, Libra.
So when a friend tries to give you
advice on a romantic matter, say thank
you and then do your thing. Expect big
changes in the days ahead.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You crave structure and control,
Scorpio', but this week your entire
schedule will be out of whack. Don't
let it put a chink in your armor.
You'll rebound and get things done..
SAGlTTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Stop trying to rekindle a romance that
has no future, Sagittarius. Direct-your
energy toward finding a new mate. If
you're already attached, devote some
alone time to your spouse.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
An argument at work will put you in
foul mood for most of the week,
Capricorn. A day off may help you
resolve your feelings faster. Aim for a
break on Friday.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
A fitness plan still hasn't material-
ized, Aquarius. Devote some energy
to drawing up a way you can get in
shape. All it takes is a little effort for
big results.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Matters of business are what will
consume your attention this week,
Pisces. They will allow little time for
fun or relaxation.


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3 Build (5)
8 Holy city (5)
10 Assemble (5)
11 Pitch (3)
12 Former empire (5)
13 Floor show (7)
15 Aviator (5)
18 Seed (3)
19 Determine (6)
21 Dress (7)
22 Depend (4)
23 Falry (4)
24 Coach (7)
26 Proverbs(6)
29 Beverage (3)
31 Italian city (5)
32 Playground items (7)
34 Sensational (5)
35 Expert (3)
36 Colour (5)
37 Go In (5)
38 Anxious (5)


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1 Type of element (5)
2 Fragmentary (7)
4 Source (4)
5 Church (6)
6 Pick-me-up (5)
7 Ponder(5)
9 Taxi d(3)
12 Mends (7)
14 Tear (3)
16 Organ (5)
17 Lukewarm (5)
19 Subtracted (7)
20 Large (5)
21 Church table (5)
23 Land-worker (7)
24 Term of office (6)
25 Bornm (3)
27 Fool (5)
28 WaIstcoat (5)
30 Sugary (5)
32 Is seated (4)
33 Perform (3)


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.BTC


privatization in


hands of the Cabinet


N By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
he Government-
appointed negoti-
ating committee
has "finished their
work" on the
Bahamas Telecommunications
Company's (BTC) potential pri-
vatisation, The Tribune was told
yesterday, and it is now up to
Cabinet whether a deal will be
struck with Bluewater Commu-
nications Holdings.
The Government-appointed
committee and Bluewater had
previously been locked in
intense negotiations, and this
newspaper was told yesterday
that "neither of them can go
any further".
James Smith, minister of state
for finance, said: "I think it's
fair to say that both sides have
finished their work, and it's up
for consideration on the Gov-
ernment side.
"Neither of them can go any
further, and it's up to Cabinet to
decide the way forward."
.He added: "The negotiating
team for the Government
would have made its recom-
mendations, and what we have


Government negotiators and Bluewater 'can't go any further',

with deal now being analysed by Cabinet sub-committee


SJAMES SMITH


done in this case [is appoint] a
sub-committee of Cabinet to
consider this BTC matter, and
then make a recommendation
to the Cabiniet."
Mr Smith had previously told
The Tribune that the 2007 first
quarter would be the time when
it would be clear whether BTC
will be privatised, with Bluewa-
ter as the buyer.
"The Government has not
moved away from its commit-
ment to the privatization of
BTC, and if the offer meets the
conditions price, staff, capital
expenditure, training and the
telecommunications objectives
of the Government, wiring the


country and building a platform
for e-commerce it would have
a high probability of success,"
Mr Smith.
He added that it would not
be fair to say that Bluewater
had a higher chance of suc-
ceeding in its quest to privatise
BTC than the previous three
offers that were part of the
failed 2003 privatization process.
Mr Smith pointed out that
while the process was different,
using an open, transparent
beauty contest, none of the
offers from BahamaTel, Blue
Communications and Trans-
World Telecom (Bahamas)
were successful.
Several, business sources have
suggested that the Government
would be unlikely to conclude
BTC's privatization prior to the
election, due to the consider-
able number of votes bound up
in BTC's estimated 1200 work-
ers and their relatives. A pri-
vatisation, especially one that


resulted in redundancies, could
be unpopular at election time.
Yet Mr Smith previously said
the BTC privatisationi was "not
tied to a timetable for an elec-
tion".
There is still no guarantee
that the Government and Blue-
water will be able to reach an
agreement on BTC's privatisa-
tion, with a 49 per cent stake in
the telecoms incumbent initial-
ly on the table.
The Government would
retain the remaining 51 per
cent, with Bluewater gaining
management control if it were
successful. However, the size of
the stake being sold to Bluewa-
ter is likely to be open to nego-
tiation. If talks with Bluewater
break down, then the Govern-
ment is likely to invite other
interested parties, such as Cable
& Wireless, to begin due dili-
gence on BTC.
The Government has vested
the current privatization process


with heavy secrecy, due in part
to the failed 'open beauty con-
test' method. that was tried in
2003, when it decided none of
the three offers made for a 49
per cent stake in BTC matched
its own valuation.
The secrecy, and lack of
transparency when, compared
to the previous process, has
caused some frustrations, not
only among other potential bid-
ders such as C&W but mem-
bers of the Bahamian financial
communiIl and some BTC
staff.
Several sources have ques-
tioned what benchmarks and
other offers the Government
and its negotiating team have
to compare Bluewater's offer.
to, with some wondering
whether it is using as a Nard-
stick the offers submitted by the
three finalists in the 2003
process.
BTC's financial and compet-
itive position has changed


markedly since that process,
due to factors such as the
entrance of IndiGo Networks
as its first legal fixed-line comn-
pet itor. and the further erosion
of long-distance revenues by
callback and Voice over Inter-
net Protocol (VoIP).
Bluewater seems to have
been a bid vehicle created
specifically for the purpose of
trying to buy into and privatise
BTC. It is likely to be backed by
private equity financing.
Among Bluewater's principals
are Roger Ames, former chair-
man and chief executive of Warn-
er Music Group, and president of
Warner Music International from
August 1999 to August 2004.
Also involved is the former
chief financial officer of a UK-
based cable operator called
N L, John Gregg. He was for-
merly managing director of two
European broadband cable
operators, Cablecom GmbH
and iesy Hessen GmbH.


Colina partiers:


BEConnThiefiquestions ILO sutpportfor NHI


Campbell should


repay balance if


value below $ 12.5m

W By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
SHOULD the fair market value of the Colina Financial Group
(CFG) shares held by ousted partner. James Campbell, be less than
the $12.5 million ordered paid to him by the Supreme Court, his for-
mer partners should be repaid the balance difference, their attor-
neys argued before the Privy Council yesterday.
The Privy Council continued its historic sitting in the Bahamas by
hearing the appeal by Emanuel Alexiou and Anthony Ferguson to
suspend payment of a $9 million pay-off to their former business
partner, Mr Campbell, who was ousted from CFG in a bitter share-
holder dispute. CFG has since been renamed A.F: Holdings. ,
The $9 million is the balance of the $12.5 million Justice Anita
Allen ordered the men to pay N Campbell to buy out his stake in
CFG. following a bitter feud bW en the three.
In February this year. the B nian Court of Appeal granted
conditional leave to Mr Alexio Ld MNir Ferguson to appeal to the
Privy Council.
S Hearing the appeals was a judi1
cial committee comprised of Lord/ SEE page 4B
Bingham of Cornhill. Lord Scott p




Sold business


taxes Bill yet


to become law


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Employers Confedera-
tion's (BECon) president yesterday open-
ly questioned the level of support provid-
ed by the International Labour Organi-
sation (ILO) to the Government's Nation-
al Health Insurance (NHI) plan, with feed-
back from the ILO's regional office
appearing to contradict the administra-
tion's assertion that it had given NHI the


Says feedback from regional offices calls into
doubt government's 'thumbs up' assertion


'thumbs up'.
Brian Nutt said his impression was that
the ILO had only assessed "a limited
aspect" of the proposed NHI plan. name-
ly whether its assumptions were likely to
see the scheme raise the $235 million the


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Government maintained would cover the
cost of pro\ hiding healthcare services.
He added that the ILO's assessments


SEE page 2B


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government has yet to
bring to Parliament legislation
making it mandatory for busi-
nesses being liquidated and sold
to pay all taxes to the Govern-
menit, the minister of state for
finance told The Tribune yes-
terday.
James Smith said that while
an initial draft of the Bill, which
was foreshadowed in May's
2006-2007 Budget debate, had
been prepared, it had "never got
to the stage of going to Parlia-
ment".
Mr Smith explained that the
proposed legislation was
designed to give the collection of
unpaid business licence fees and
hotel taxes the same status as
unpaid real property taxes, giv-
ing the Government "first


charge" over the assets of any
business that was being acquired
by new ownership or being liq-
uidated.
This would mean that when
either of those two events hap-
pened, the Government was
first in line to receive payment
for debts and liabilities owed by
the business relating to unpaid
taxes. All other creditors would
be behind the Government.
Mr Smith said of the Bill's
intent: "It was basically to put
[those taxes] on the same foot-
ing as property taxes, which are
the first charge against property
[being sold in a real estate trans-
action]. "When a business is liq-
uidated or transferred, what was
owed to the Government would
rank as priority in terms of set-

SEE page 5B


I I I


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THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 2B, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2006


Family Guardian gets top A. M. Best


rating despi


concern


FAMILY Guardian Insurance
Company has received an A- (Excel-
lent) financial strength rating from
the leading global insurance credit
rating agency, although concern was
expressed at the heavy weighting giv-
en to mortgages in the Bahamian
company's investment portfolio.
In providing an issuer credit rating


of 'a-' to Family Guardian, and
assigning it a stable outlook, A. M.
Best said the ratings reflected the
company's long-standing presence in
the Bahamian life insurance market
and diverse business profile.
Other charcateristics in Family
Guardian's favour were its historic
profitable operating performance


and "more than adequate level of
risk-adjusted capitalisation".
Describing Family Guardian as
offering multiple life and health
insurance, and annuity products, A.
M. Best said of the company: "Fam-
ily Guardian has strong brand recog-
nition and a formidable competitive
position. "The company's historical-


ly profitable operations have enabled
it to build a strong level of risk-
adjusted capitalisation. Family
Guardian's strategic alliance with
Sagicor Life, through FamGuard,
should improve Family Guardian's
product offerings, technology exper-
tise and growth opportunities."
On the downside, and slightly off-


setting the company's strengths, A.
M. Best identified concerns as "the
company's geographic concentration
of business risk and the competitive
life insurance marketplace in the
Bahamas, its relatively high expo-
sure to mortgage loans in the invest-
ment portfolio, and a challenge to
increase its earnings momentum".


BECon chief questions ILO support for NHI


FROM page 1B


would have been based on
data provided only by the Gov-
ernment.
In addition, Mr Nutt said he
had been told last week by the
director of the ILO's Labour
Standards Department that
only the organisation's "com-
mittee of experts has the
authority to give the 'thumbs
up' to a plan such as the NHI
plan for the Bahamas".
Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-







-NIGH

Fo- he sorie
behin thenews
rea 0Inigh


Henry told Mr Nutt that she
did not believe the ILO's 'com-
mittee of experts' had given an
opinion either way on the NHI
plan.
The Government has fre-
quently used the LO's alleged
support or 'thumbs up' for the
NHI scheme to bolster its case
in the face of heavy opposition
to the plan, as proposed, from
the medical community, pri-
vate sector and trade unions.
On Monday, James Smith,
minister of state for finance,
said the ILO had confirmed to
the Government that it was
possible to operate the NHI
scheme "for the foreseeable
future" from a financial sus-
tainability viewpoint.
He added that the ILO had
backed the 5.3 per cent contri-
bution rate, and estimates on
utilisation and unit costs, indi-
cating in a July 2006 report to
the Government that the
assumptions provided a sound
base for launching the NHI
scheme.
SHowever, Mr Nutt pointed
out yesterday that there was a
difference between analysing
data supplied by the Govern-
mierit and testing assumptions
based on that, and giving NHI


full backing.
He added that both BECon
and the National Congress of
Trade Unions (NCTU) were
the ILO-recognised bodies
representing employers and
employees in the Bahamas,
and neither of them had been
involved in the ILO analysis
of the NHI scheme.
Both organizations are mem-
bers of the National Coalition
for Healthcare Reform.
Mr Nutt acknowledged that
in a large organisation such as
the ILO it was possible that
'the left arm does not know
what the right arm is doing',
and he was awaiting more
information from the organi-
sation as to its precise role in
analysing the Government's
NHI scheme and the nature of
the feedback offered.
But he said: "I am question-
ing the jevel of support that
the ILO is giving the Govern-
ment of the Bahamas for the
NHI plan."
He said this was based on
the reply to an August 23,
2006, e-mail he wrote to the
ILO's Caribbean sub-regional
office, following media reports
that the Government was invit-
ing the ILQ in to study the


NHI proposals and existing
gaps in the Bahamian health-
care system. An actuary was
to be appointed, after being
chosen by the Pan American
Health Organisation (PAHO).
"I received a response back
from Dr Ana-Teresa Romero,
who is the director of the ILO
sub-regional office in the
Caribbean," Mr Nutt said.
Security

She said the ILO social secu-
rity department in Geneva had
received a request from the
Ministry of Health, conveyed
through the Ministry of
Labour, "to provide the ser-
vices of an actuary to do a
technical review of the NHI
plan".
Mr Nutt said this analysis
was not subject to tripartite
consultation with BECon and
the NCTU.
According to Mr Nutt, the
e-mail from Dr Romero said:
"The Office of the 1LO Social
Security Department noted the
importance of doing an eco-
nomic and social policy analy-
sis of NHI issues in a broader
context.
"Should the Government


decide to undertake this analy-
sis in the second phase of the
work, there would be tripar-
tite consultation."
Mr Nutt told The Tribune
yesterday: "There was no sec-
ond phase. There was no ILO
mission to come in and do a
second phase. So there was no
analysis of the economic and
social impact of NHI issues on
a broader level.
"My impression is the ILO
has merely looked at the data
presented by the Government,
and only looked at a limited
aspect of it."
He suggested that the ILQ
largely focused on whether the
5.3 per cent contribution rate
was sufficient to generate what
the Government estimated was
necessary to fund the scheme.
"They [the ILO] did a very
limited amount of work. They
advised and recommended to
government that a second
phase should happen, and that,
second phase did not happen,"
Mr Nutt said.
Of his questions to Dr
Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry
during her visit to Nassau last
Thursday, MrNutt recalledP'I
asked her at the meeting what
was the ILO's role in NHI as


far as the Minister of Health
being able to say the ILO gave
it a 'thumbs up'.
"She said only the commit-
tee of experts at the ILO had
the authority to give a thumbs
up to a plan such as the NHI
plan of the Bahamas.
"As far as she was aware,
the committee of experts had
not given an opinion on this
plan."
Mr Nutt said he was looking
for the 1LO to make a state-
ment about its position on the
NHI plan, as its regional offices
were not indicating that it had
given a 'thumbs up' to the
scheme.
The EILO's July report to the
Government had not been
released its two Bahamian
partners, the NCTU and
BECon, Mr Nutt said.
"We have not been provided
with access to the reports from
these organizations or the
experts that have come in," Mr
Nutt said,
"It's only what they're [the
Government] telling us. If
they've got so much support
in this report, why are they not
releasing it to the public, so
the public can have peace of
mind."








THE TRIBUNE


BUSNES




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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2006, PAUE 3B


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A GRAND Bahama-based
timeshare resort yesterday said
it was levying a special one-
time assessment fee on its
members to pay for upgrades
at part of the property, and
,providing options for clients
who held timeshares for units
in two buildings destroyed by
Hurricane Frances in Septem-
ber 2004.
Taino Beach Resort, which
is owned by the estate of the
S late Arne Petersen, the Danish
investor who became a
Bahamian investor, disclosed
its plans to The Tribune after
this newspaper contacted the
property about complaints
being voiced by timeshare
owners over the assessment fee
and what was happening to
* their units.
One letter from a timeshare
client, obtained by The Tri-
bune, says: "Ritz is sold out,
and they want to expand, but
do not want to build more
units, so they are trying to
force owners to forfeit their
timeshare, ownership so they
can resell them.
"Owners have to forfeit their
ownership or pay ridiculous
assessments to continue their
membership. I purchased at
Taino Beach resort in 1990. I
have owned there for 16 years.
Our ownership contract was
for 40 years.
"Taino was destroyed by the
hurricane in 2004. Now, they
have decided not to rebuild the
Taino Resort, but to force
owners to upgrade to the Ritz
resort (quadruple maintenance
fees) or forfeit their ownership.
"Also, they are mailing the
Ritz owners a notice of special
a essnenrii :Ihich must be paid


Taino Beach offering three options to timeshare



cents whose units destroyed by Frances


by December 31 or they will
be in default and will lose their
membership. This assessment
ranges from about $1,000 to
nearly $2,000."
Representatives for Taino
Beach Resort yesterday told
The Tribune that the assess-
ments were being levied to pay
for upgrades to the Ritz.
Apart from the Taino prop-
erties, two 25-year-old build-
ings featuring 48 units, which
were destroyed in the 2004
hurricanes, the resort also fea-
tures the Ritz Beach Resort
and Flamingo Bay Hotel and
Yacht club.
The Ritz is in the process of
being renamed, and its third
building Ritz 3.- has just been
completed, along with a new
welcome centre. The Flamingo
Bay Hotel and Yacht club has
also been redone.
In addition, The Tribune was
told that clients who owned
timeshare units in the two
destroyed Taino Beach prop-
erties some 43 of the 48 units
were timeshares were being
given three options.
One choice was upgrading
to the Ritz penthouses, which
had slightly higher mainte-
nance fees; another involved
purchasing timeshare for other
units in the Ritz properties;
and the third involved a deal
with RCI, a timeshare
exchange programme, allow-
ing Taino owners to "exchniige


their timeshare points for any-
where else in the world".
Ken Farino, a consultant to
Taino Beach Resort, wrote in
an e-mail: "The main point
regarding Taino owners is that
no one is being forced to take
any option. All owners have
been sent a survey to see what
they want. Many are happy,
especially after we explain to
them that other resorts that
had buildings destroyed are
not offering anything.
"When we complete our sur-
vey, we will then start offering
people options. Some of those
options will not require an
increase in maintenance fees.
A person will be able to pick
which option they want.
"We also know that not
everyone will be satisfied.
However, the great majority
will, and it will be a credit to
the resort that they expended
all the time and funds to make
it work."
In response to a letter from
James Burke, a Taino time-
share client, Mr Farino wrote
in a separate letter that he.was
incorrect in alleging that Taino
had set the special assessment
at $850 per unit.
- He said timeshare members
at the Ritz were assessed for
a range between $162.40 to
$1,744.72, based upon factors
such as each unit's square
footage, porches and number
of rooms. m


Mr Farino also refuted Mr
Burke's claim that the assess-
ments were needed to fund
repairs to the 2004 hurricane
damage, saying this had been
covered by insurance.
"In order to make the build-
ing more resistant to hurri-
canes in the future, improve-
ments were being made which
would require an assessment.
This promotes safety and in
the long run preserves value
for members," Mr Farino
wrote.
"These improvements
included hurricane doors and
windows, a hot water system
that was not on the roof, and
improvements of that type.
Internal improvements were
made to enhance the units to
achieve Silver Crown status as
a resort, and not because of
wear and tear."
Mr Farino added: "Taino
Beach Resort is the only resort






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in Grand Bahama that is assist-
ing its members who were in
destroyed buildings. It is sur-
veying those members and
offering them alternatives and
upgrades to their existing
membership.
"Some alternatives do not
cost additional funds, and some
upgrades do. However, no one
is forced to take any particular
course of action."


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Colina partners: Campbell should






repay balance if value below $12.5m


FROM page 1B




of Foscote, Baroness Hale,
Lord Carswell and Lord Brown.
Stephen Hofymer QC, who
represented Mr Alexibu, told
the court that under the condi-


tions of the buy-out, a fair mar-
ket value for Mr Campbell's 45
per cent stake in CFG was to
be established by three inde-
pendent experts, and if the
experts failed to determine a
price, the value would be deter-
mined by an arbitrator.
The experts determining the
values were accountants Gra-


ham Garner, Ishmael Light-
bourne and Craig 'Tony'
Gomez. However, they failed
to do this by the set date of Sep-
tember 10,2005.
Mr Hofymer claimed that the
$12.5 million was not a final fair
market value achieved by either
Sthe independent experts or an
arbitrator.


To support his case, he said
that any prior draft agreements
concerning the value of the
CFG shares were not binding
on his client.
Gavin Kealy QC, represent-
ing Mr Ferguson, argued that
even if the agreement was bind-
ing, there was no evidence to
indicate his client had entered


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3.0017 2.5864 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.9449"*
2.4723 2.2982 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.472341"
1 2074 1 1442 Colina Bond Fund 1 207411."
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Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value 30 November 2006
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month eamings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1,1994 = 100 -30 November2006


such an agreement.
Referring to the court's con-
sent order of payment, Mr
Kealy argued that the only lim-
itation imposed was that if an
agreement could not be reached
by the experts, an arbitrator
would be called.
He said the order was intend-
ed to resolve a significant dis-
pute, and avoid the expense and
time of a trial. The contract did
not require them to accept any
predetermined values, Mr
Kealy argued. I
Both men maintained, there-
fore, that if the fair market val-
ue of the shares was less than
$12.5 million, Mr Campbell
should be required to repay any
difference.
Robert Hildyard QC, for Mr
Campbell, argued that accord-
ing to the consent agreed upon
by the parties, the price for the
shares was to equal a minimum
of $12.5 million as fair market
value. Therefore, he said that
Mr Campbell should not have '
to be required to repay any
monies to his former partners.
The Privy Council, after hear-
ing the oral submissions, has
reserved judgment.
This latest hearing continues
a lengthy battle between the


parties, with Mr Alexiou and
Mr Ferguson having previously
contended that Mr Campbell's
shares are only worth $7.195
million, rather than $12.5 mil-
lion.
Although the parties agreed
that the value of Colina Hold-
ings was $2.32 per share, differ-
ences remained on the value of
Mr Campbell's stake, held by
his wholly-owned company, PJ
Enterprises.
Following this disagreement,
the compromise was reached
with the Court of Appeal saying
that Mr Campbell's stake be
"no less than $12.5 million."
Mr Alexiou and Mr Fergu-
son originally appealed that the
consent order was unclear, lead-
ing to yesterday's appearance
before the Privy Council.
For the first time in its histo-
ry, Her Majesty's Privy Council
held deliberations outside of
the UK. It customarily sits in
the Privy Council Chamber in -
Downing Street, London.
The Judicial Committee of'
the Privy Council is the highest
court of appeal the Bahamas
for some independent Com-
monwealth countries, the UK
overseas territories, and the
British Crown territories.


NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

PALM VILLAS HOLDINGS LTD
IBC NO. 132,826 B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131 (2) (a) of the International
Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000, Palm Villas Holdings Ltd is in Dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against Palm Villas Holdings Ltd is required on or before the
30th day of January, 2007 to send their name, address and particulars of the debt or claim
to the i -ifL. r..f tJo: ..i. t' Jrl ireofthey maybe excluded from he
benefit -I 'j r .-I.i c m approved. 5

We,,Redcorn Cponsultantp Limited, qf 2ndFloorAnsbacher House, Shirley andEas Stret;
North, is the Liquidator of Palm Villas Holdings Ltd.






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NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 46 of 2000)

ARABIC WORLD TRADING LLC
IBC NO. 133,509 B
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with section 131 (2) (a) of the International
Business Companies Act No. 46 of 2000, Arabic World Trading LLC is in Dissolution.

Any person having a Claim against Arabic world Trading LLC is required on or before
the 30th day of January, 2007 to send their name, address and particulars of the debt or
claim to the liquidator of the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded from
he benefit of any distribution made before such claim is approved.

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, of 2nd Floor Ansbacher House, Shirley and East Street
North, is the Liquidator of Arabic World Trading LLC.






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Abaco Markets
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Colina Holdings
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tlement."
Describing it as a revenue
enhancing measure to further
improve tax administration,
Prime Minister Perry Christie
.said during the Budget debate
that the Bill would require
changes to the Business Licence
Act, Hotels Act, National Insur-
ance Act, Companies Act, Casi-
no Tax Act and Passenger Tax
Act.
The Prime Minister said:
"The Government will move
amendments to existing legisla-
tion to secure the collection of
revenue due to government
when a bus^.ess ceases operat-
ing, or whei. a business under-
takes a change in equity own-
ership, or when the business is
sold."
Draft
Mr Smith said yesterday: "We
have prepared a preliminary
draft of what we wanted to hap-


pen, but it never got to the stage
of going to Parliament."
Forward
When asked whether the Bill
would still be brought forward,
Mr Smith replied: "If my col-
leagues have an appetite for it."
He indicated that the Gov-
ernment hiad lost out on much
tax revenue as a result of busi-
nesses liquidating, then reincor-
porating and appearing under a
different name, with no obliga-
tion or liability to repay the tax-
es previously owed.
"I think there have been
many cases where, especially
with respect to customs duties,
which sometimes enter under a
bonded arrangement, before
they're made good, the compa-
ny disappears, then appears
under a different name a few
months later," Mr Smith said.
"The new structure, with new
or similar owners, is not legally
responsible for the liabilities of
the old company."


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Mr Smith previously said the
legislation would effectively
"raise the bar" for corporate
governance in the Bahamas,
imposing on directors the oblig-
ation to ensure all taxes are paid
by the company, rather than
treating them as a gift and allow-
ing them to accumulate on an
annual basis.
Issue
However, he said yesterday:
"There is a governance issue,
but more importantly there is
an auditing issue. They have to
adhere to the law in advising
clients that if they're'liquidat-
ing or selling, they have a
responsibility to report to the
directors or shareholders this
company has a liability, which
is all those taxes owed to the
Government."
Mr Smith pointed out that the
Bill, if implemented and it
became law, would mean that
buyers would make provisions if
the company they were acquir-
ing owed government taxes.
This would likely mean that
they would reduce the purchase


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Legal Notice
NOTICE

OCEANIS ASSETS CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 14th day of December 2006. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc. P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


NOTICE TO PENSIONERS .

Act Now To Avoid Suspension Of
Benefit/Assistance

Persons who are in receipt of monthly Long-Term Benefit or Assistance
from the National Insurance Board, who fail to be verified in their assigned
months, or anytime after, are advised that no further pension cheques will
be issued to them-either thought bank accounts or through pay stations-until
they have submitted themselves to the venfication process.

Pensioners in New Providence are urged to present themselves to the Fox
Hill Local Office, the Wulff Road Local Office, or the Jumbey Village Local
Office, immediately for verification. Pensioners in Grand Bahama and the
Family Islands are urged to present themselves to the nearest Local Office.

Cheque(s) for pensioners who are not verified on or before January 29, 2007.
will be held and only be released to pensioners when they have been verified.

Pensioners are required to produce their National Insurance ID card, along
with a driver's license, a passport or current voter's card.

For more information you may contact the Verifications Department at your
nearest Local Office.
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BAHAMAS NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR


UNESCO YOUNG

PROFESSIONALS

PROGRAMME 2007

The Objectives of the Programme are:

* To improve the geographical distribution in the Secretariat
* To contribute to the rejuvenation of staff and to increase the representation
of women
To ensure continuity and efficiency in the administrative services of the
Secretariat

Requirements:

1. Nationals of non-represented or under-represented Member States of
UNESCO
2. Under thirty years of age as of 1st May 2006
3. A university degree in one of the following fields:

1. Education (Higher Education, Promotion of Public Education,
Educational Planning)
2. Water Sciences (Water Management)
3. Social and Human Sciences (Philosophy; Ethics of Science &
\Technology
4. Culture (Promotion and Protection of Cultural Diversity)
5. Management Information Systems (SAP)
6. Financial Administration (Accounting, Financial Analysis, Budget)

4. Excellent Knowledge of English or French, Knowledge of both working
languages are an asset.

Recruitment:

The selected candidates will be recruited with a one year contract at P-1 level.
Upon satisfactory completion of the contract, the candidate would be offered a
post on UNESCO's permanent staff. The deadline for submission of
applications is 27th December 2006.

For Applications, Please contact:
www.unesco.org/ or Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of
Education, Science and Technology, Thompson Boulevard, Nassau, Bahamas,
P.O.Box N 3913/4, Tel:(242) 502-8215/8204


Public Hospitals Authority
Advertisement

Five (5) Vacancies for
Emergency Services Technician III (EST)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post
Emergency Services Technician III, Corporate Office, Public Hospital
Authority.

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:-

A minimum of five (5) subjects at he B.J.C level or equivalent
including English Language OR pass the NREMT practical exam and
the BLS (Basic Life Support) with two (2) years relevant experience.

Must also obtain licensure and registration from the Health Professional
Council.

DUTIES:,

The Emergency Services Technician III is responsible for providing basic
life support to ill or injured persons including

* Taking current and past history relevant to event.
* Maintaining the airway.
* Manually ventilating a patient
* Splintering or otherwise immobilizing the body or parts of the body
* Protecting the confidentiality and dignity of the patient.
* Recording all pertinent information.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Must be able to lift patients, equipment, materials weighing 1501bs.

Letters of Application, resume and three (3) references should be
submitted, no later than 2nd January, 2007, to the Human
Resources Director, Public Hospitals Authority, P.O.Box N-8200 or 1st
Corporate Office, Dockendale House, West Bay Street.







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BBB HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 15th day of December 2006. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc. P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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REGAN VILLAGE LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 15th day of December 2006. The Liquidator is
Argosa Corp. Inc. P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas.




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Year. Please accept our regrets as

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Thursday. 21st December, 2006

Until

9:00 A.M.

Wednesday, 27th December, 2006.

Then closed again

Friday, 29th December,2006

Until

9:00 A.M. Tuesday 2nd January.

2007


We wish you a very

Merry Christmas and A Healthy &

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The Partners


Our client, a leading
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Bahamian company, is seeking applications for Senior


JOB OBJECTIVE:
To provide financial assistance in managing the company'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.
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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
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Candidates must meet the following criteria:
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* Professional accounting designation recognized by The Bahamas Institute
of Chartered Accountants
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* Leadership, management and direct supervision experience Is
required
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Standards
* Bahamian citizen
* Proficient in the use of the Microsoft range of applications.
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* Excellent organizational and time management skills
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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that CINDY JOSEPH OF
CARMICHEAL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen:
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of
the facts within twenty-eight days from the 20th day of
December, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that CORINA VALLEJO OUZMAN
OF EAST ATLANTIC DRIVE, TIVOLI GARDENS, P.O. BOX F-
42331,FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of
DECEMBER, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JOCELYNE STRACHAN-
REGIS OF #10 GIBBS CORNER, P.O. BOX N-3331,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/haturalization
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 20th day of
December, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that HOWARD ANDERSON OF
WINDSOR PLACE, P.O. BOX SB-51353, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/haturalization
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 20th day of
December, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that GLADYS LOUIS OF COLEMAN'S
LANE, OFF EAST STREETNASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 13TH day, of DECEMBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


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Bahamians

complete

Jacksonville

marathon

0 By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter

A GROUP of six
Bahamians, including
',walker Philip Moss, com-
pleted the Jacksonville
Bank Marathon that was
held on Sunday.
While Moss walked the
entire 26 mile course, Gary
Brathwaite, James Bodie,
C Coyoster and George
Smith accomplished the
feat running.
Newcomer Jimmy
Deqcius-Norius settled for
just the half marathon.
Brathwaite, who has
competed in his 23th
marathon, said it was a
good show by the Bahami-
an contingent.
"Some of us discovered
some complications at the
end because it was so hot,"
said Brathwaite, speaking
on behalf of the contingent.
"It was the warmest we -
ever experienced it. But we
completed the course,
which was good."
Brathwaite and Smith,
former members of the
Road Masters Club, said
they are hoping that they
can put a group of runners
together so that they can
compete in marathons on a
consistent basis as a team
from the Bahamas.
While the positions were
not released prior to them
returning home, Brath-
waite said it wasn't as
ii, I.i*- s just crossing
the finish line.
"When you finish a
marathon, it's a major
accomplishment," he
stressed. "Not many people
do it. But we do it because
we enjoy it. Every
marathon that we go to, we
have another experience.
S"It only goes to show you
that there is somebody who
inspires you to go on. We
met a guy there who was
78-years-old and this guy
completed the marathon in
four hours and 35 minutes.
Another guy, at 74, was in
his 200-plus marathon."
Brathwaite said what
they are doing is nothing
compared to what some
other people have done in
marathons.
But he said that there are
not that many persons in
the Caribbean who com-
pete in marathons as
Bahamians have been
doing in the past.
As for Moss, Brathwaite
said he accomplished a feat
as the first Bahamian to
walk an entire marathon
course.
"It was an experience for.
him," Brathwaite stressed.
"I think the next one he
does, it would be another
experience for him because
he can apply the things
he didn't do in this
marathon.
"I think he will do well
because once you get over
your first one, you do the
next one without that much
pri'blem."
Brathwaite said they are
now gearing up to travel to
Miami on January 28 to
compete in the next sched-
uled marathon.
Hopefully the entire
crew, including Moss, will
be participating.


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By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
MASTERS College (Lady
Mustangs) turned up the heat
yesterday to blow past the
Roger Williams Hawks yes-
terday.
At the sound of the buzzer
to end the first quarter,: the
first match on the second day
of competition in the Sunshine
Shoot-out was even, but the
Lady Mustangs kicked their
performance level into a
another gear.
The Lady Mustangs defeat-
ed the Hawks 79-58, to
improve their win-loss record
and win.
Leading the way for the
Lady Mustangs was Kingsley
.Mittel with 24 points, three
assists and five rebounds, chip-
ping in was Lisa Chenoweth
with 11 points, five rebounds
and two assists.
The Lady Mustangs would
jump to an early first half lead,
scoring big from behind the
arch.
. As a team they were 4-of-16


and 7-of-17 in the second half.
But the team would rely
heavily on their bench to sep-
arate them from the Hawks.
The team's bench scored 28
points.
Even with a demanding
lead, the Lady Mustangs
struggled on the glass. The
Hawks were destroying them
on both the offensive and
defensive glass, but the team
wasn't able to convert the
rebounds into points&
Mittel ended the game as
top scorer with 24 points while
- Chenoweth added 11 points.
Leading the way on the
Hawks' side were Ciatlyn
Leone and Jennifer
Youngquist both scoring 11
points.
Gannon Golden Knights
also handed the Texas A&M
International Dustdevils a loss
in yesterday's action.
The team outplayed the
Dustdevils on both ends of the
court to snatch the 79-55 vic-
tory..
Even though the Dustdevils
tied things up three times in
the game, the Golden Knights'


were just too much for them.
On the offensive end the
SGolden Kniights were able to
score 22 points off second
chance shots, and 32 points off
'points in the paint'. The team
capitalised on the Dustdevils'
mistakes, scoring 25 points of
turnovers and eight points of
fast break.
The team which was shoot-
ing just under the 40 per cent
marker in the first half never
looked back after holding
onto a nine point lead heading
into the half-time
break.
It was a combined effort for
the Golden Knights having
four players in double figures.
Christina Jackson led the way
with 14 points, Casey England
had 13 points, Carrie Nolan
scored 12 points and Kim
Varagas had 11 points.
Top scorer in the game was
Vennessa Villareal with 21
points and eight rebounds.
The Sunshine Shoot-out will
continue today with action at
the Sir Kendal Isaacs gym.
There will be six games on
schedule.


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Competition from the first


day of the Davis Cup trials


ACTION from day one of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association's Davis Cup
trials yesterday at the National Tennis Centre.
* ABOVE: Jyles Turnquest hits a forehand return in the BLTA trials for the
Davis Cup team yesterday at the National Tennis Centre.
* LEFT: Bjorn Munroe reacts as he stretches to return a volley.


* BELOW: Marvin Rolle shown in action at the BLTA trials.


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By KELSIE
JOHNSON
Junior Sports
Reporter
THE Scottsdale Vixens
have come one step clos-
er to clinching the cham-
pionship title.
The defending champi-
ons in the women's divi-
sion of the New Provi-
dence Volleyball Associa-
tion (NPVA) pulled off
game two with ease, to
keep a flawless win-loss
record.
Even though it took the
team four sets to get past
the Da Basement squad,
the victory was still
described as sweet. The
Vixens won the second
game of the best of five
series in scores of 22-25,
25-21, 27-25 and 25-20.
Stepping up big for the
Vixens was Tamasaine
Poitier with 19 kills and
two blocks for a game
high of 21 points. Also
performing at a high level
for the team were Jackie
Conyers with 14 kills and
four aces alongside Krys-
tel Rolle eight kills and
four blocks.
Michelle Wilson would
be the team leader for the
Da Basement squad with
- 11 kills and one block,
Edricka McPhee had sev-
en kills, two blocks and
four aces while Melinda
Bastian chipped in with
eight kills and one block.
The Vixens could close
the series by sweeping the
Da Basement team on
Wednesday night.
In the men's action the
resilient Twin Brother
Technicians held off the
threat by the Scotia Bank
Defenders, who had gone
already clinched game
one on Sunday.
The Technicians, led by
the powerful attacks of
Renaldo Knowles,
bounced back to sweep
the Defenders in three
sets, 25-14, 25-18 and 25-
22.
Knowles, who had the
game high of 21 points,
sent down 16 unreturn-
able spikes, three blocks
and two aces. Assisting
him in the win was
S Ronald Demeritte with
10 kills, and one ace,
Byron Ferguson also
added eight kills and sev-
en blocks.
The Defenders came to
the first game on fire,
having three of their
starters averaging more
than 10 kills. But Mueller
*. Petit would be the only
attacker to hit the double
digits having finished the
game with 10 kills, Mau-
rice Smith added seven
kills in a losing effort.
The third game in this
series will be played at
the DW Davis gym at
8:30 pm.


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* TENNIS
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter
DEVIN Mullings got off
to a slow start against for-
mer Ohio State Buckeyes'
team-mate Bjorn Munroe.
But he took his game up
another notch when he
played fellow Davis Cup
team-mate Chris Eldon.
On day one of the
Bahamas Lawn Tennis
Association's Davis Cup tri-
als yesterday at the Nation-
al Tennis Centre, Mullings
pulled off a 6-2, 6-3 decision
over Munroe, during the
morning session.
In the afternoon, he
breezed past Eldon 6-0, 6-1
to emerge out of Group B
. with a perfect 2-0 win-loss
record.
"I don't know how much
Chris has been playing, but
he wasn't that consistent.
He missed quite a few
shots," Mullings stressed. "I
don't think he was playing
that much. But I was play-
ing pretty well."

Confidence
Although it was only his
second match since he took
a couple weeks off at
school, Mullings said he's
feeling quite comfortable
with his game and he hopes
that he can gain more and
more confidence with each
match he plays here.
Eldon, who attends Flori-
da Gulf Coast where he had
an off season, said it wasn't
the type of performance he
anticipated, but it helped
him to get back in some
type of shape.
"Devin is a tough player,
but it's good to get back on
the court and start playing
again," Eldon stated. "I still
have a lot of work to do
because I haven't been play-
ing that much in school."
Eldon won his earlier
match in the day with a 6-2,
7-5 decision over St.
Andrew's standout Jacob
Fountain.
After losing to Mullings,
Munroe bounced back and
took care of Fountain 6-0,
6-1.
"I just went out and

* DEVON MULLINGS
returns a volley in his Davis
Cup trials match yesterday at
the National Tennis Centre.
(Photo: Tim Clarke)


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played my game. I had a -
tough match this morning
and I think that geared me
up for this one," said
Munroe, about his loss to
Mullings.
"Jacob is a young, up and
coming player, but I was a
little more experienced and
stronger and that was what
helped me. Now that I've
played those two matches,
I'm ready to battle. I'm not
tired at all. I feel very
strong."
Fountain, however, said
he played as best as he
could against the more
experienced players.

Qualifier
On the other side of the
draw in Group A, Marvin
Rolle made quick work of
qualifier Jyles Turnquest
with a 6-0, 6-2 in the morn-
ing. He bounced back in tle
afternoon and held off.
Davis Cup team-mate
H'Cone Thompson 6-2, 6-3.
"It was good. I had some
problems in the match, but I
kept my head in it," Rolle
pointed out. "I had to stay
focused the whole match."
As he looks ahead to the
rest of the trials, Rolle said
he just has to stay focused .
and hopefully he will con-
tinue to prevail.
Thompson, who rallied
from losing 3-6 in the first
set to Matthew Sands to. -
sweep the final two sets, 6-4, -
6-3, in his earlier match,
admitted that he was disap-
pointed with his perfor-
mance against Rolle.
"I came out there and I
tried to compete. I struck
the ball pretty good, but I
blew a lot of leads today,"
said Thompson, referring to
the fact that he couldn't
close out games when he
was up 40-15.
"I think he was a little
vulnerable today and I did-
n't take advantage of it. I
know he's a really good
player, so I had to compete
at a higher level to beat
him. Today, he wasn't at his
best, but I just made too
many unforced errors."
In the other matches
played in Group B, Munroe
beat Jacob Fountain 6-0, 6- -
1, while Eldon won 6-2, 7-5
over Fountain.
And in the late match
played, despite getting frus-
trated at times, Sands
cooled down and kept his
composure as he won 6-3,
5-7, 6-1 over Turnquest.


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AUSTIN, Texas It's game
time. As with movie studios
during the race for holiday
Oscar buzz, video-game com-
panies put their best foot for-
ward in the months leading up
to Christmas.
This year's no exception: Two
new consoles, the PlayStation
3 and the Nintendo Wii,
launched in mid-November, and
games for all the major systems
are appearing so quickly there's
no time to play them all without
getting a serious hand cramp.
Here are our favorite recently
released video games for all the
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MICROSOFT XBOX 360
As the Wii and PS3 did battle
for attention with their holiday
launches, Microsoft's Xbox 360
continues to be the console of
choice for discriminating
gamers.
A solid roster of high-defini-
tion game titles, a mostly excel-
lent online service (worth the
. extra $50 a year) and the addi-
tion of an optional HD-DVD
player have made it the system
to beat.
Still, you never know: We've
seen Microsoft get complacent
before. ($300-$400 for core or
premium system;
www.xbox.com)

PLAYSTATION 3

The bad news: Sony's long-
awaited follow-up to the wildly
popular PlayStation 2 has a
weak lineup of launch games,
and its online store leaves a lot
to be desired.
The good news: Unless you
stood in line last month or are
willing to pay top dollar on
eBay, you're not getting one
anyway.
It's all right until a better
slate of games is released next
year and media capabilities
mature, you're not missing
much.
We do like the wireless con-
trollers and built-in Wi-Fi on
the premium version, but we're
still waiting for greatness. ($500-
$600, www.playstation.com)

NINTENDO Wii

The Arnold Horshack of
game consoles: tiny, goofy and
completely lovable. Nintendo
foregoes next-gen graphics and
sound for simplified gameplay
and a truly innovative motion-
sensitive controller (the remote-
control-like 'Wiimote').
Built for social gaming and
parties, it's pure fun in a box
and cheaper than the other two
competitors.
Still, it needs more and
stronger games, and more
demanding gamers might miss
the higp-definition graphics
found oh the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Bonus: It includes 'Wii
Sports,i a' fantastic collection
of games tliat perfectly utilize
the Wiimote. ($250, wii.ninten-
do.com)


And let's not forget.?.?. PC
gaming The next-generation
consoles and the relatively high
price of high-end PCs for gam-
ing have put a hit on the PC
game industry, which seems to
crank out fewer quality titles
every year.
But the news that you can
now play PC games on high-
end Macs running Windows
bodes well, as do gaming-centric
updates in the upcoming Win-
dows Vista operating system.
We can't wait to play Valve's
'Team Fortress 2' next year.
One other note: You won't
be playing "World of Warcraft"
or "Second Life" on a
console anytime soon (Game
prices vary dramatically,
www.pcgamer.com).
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The portables Nintendo DS


colors, www.nintendo.com).
Sony PSP Like Sony's recent-
ly debuted PlayStation 3, the
PSP arrived on a mountain of
hype (it's shiny, it plays movies,
it's wireless!) that it still hasn't
really delivered on. Its diminu-
tive movie disc format (UMD)
is dead in the water, and except
for a few games ('Tekken: Dark
Resurrection' and the 'Grand
Theft Auto' adaptations), it still
hasn't found its identity. Still,
as a do-all portable media play-
er, it has fans. And it's got that
obscenely bright, gorgeous wide
screen. ($199, different bundles
available, www.yourpsp.com)
ACTION

"Battlefield: 2142" The
fourth edition to the winning
"Battlefield" universe jumps
200 years ahead with cool sci-fi
innovations like battle walkers,
cloaking .devices and "Titan
mode" in set-piece battles of up
to 64 players in a wintry post-
nuke milieu. (PC)
"Gears of War" A stun-
ning third-person shooter from
the folks who brought you the
"Unreal" games. Incredible
graphics, tight gameplay and the
ability to carve up aliens with
the simply awesome chainsaw
gun make this our action game
of the year. (Xbox 360)
"F.E.A.R." and "F.E.A.R.:
Extraction Point" Sure you
need a souped-up PC to really
appreciate the eye candy in
"F.E.A.R.," but boy, is it worth
the effort. Creepy. gameplay,
gun-blazing action, cool slow-
motion effects. Check out the
"Extraction Point" expansion
for PC or play the Xbox 360
version of "F.E.A.R." if you
lack the PC hardware. (PC,
Xbox 360)
"Mortal Kombat: Armaged-
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fun for the holidays. (For all
major game consoles)
ADVENTURE AND
STRATEGY
"Medieval II: Total War" -
- Set 1,000 years in the past, this
painstakingly detailed game is
the season's must-have for the
hardcore PC gamer. Combines
a fascinating and deep turn-
based struggle for Europe with
gloriously rendered battles of
cinematic impact. Beware the
high system requirements. (PC)
"The Legend of Zelda: Twi-
light Princess" The possibil-
ities of the innovative Wii
remote begin to be realized in
the long-awaited signature title
for the new console. Battle
sequences let you wave and
slash hero Link's sword in real
time. The innovate control (and
the fact that an older, more
intense Link turns into a wolf)
make this "Zelda" a different
animal. (Nintendo Wii)
"Final Fantasy XII" The
latest game in Square Enix's
long-running franchise is prob-
ably the last on the current-gen-
eration consoles. Still, the com-
pany always manages to
squeeze out gorgeous graphics
and sumptuous music from the
PS2. Expect epic gameplay, of
course. (PS2)
"Company of Heroes" -An
intimidating system hog and
another must-have for real-time
strategy fans. The game depicts
"Saving Private Ryan"-type
World War II battles with spec-
tacular clarity and intensity.
Both single player and online
battles. (PC)
"Neverwinter Nights 2" -
The best single-player role-play-
ing game available to Dungeons
& Dragons fans. Features tons
of choices for character devel-
opment and an epic storyline of
50-plus hours. (PC)
FAMILY
"LEGO Star Wars II: The
Original Trilogy" -- Cuteness
abounds. All the fun of the orig-
inal "LEGO Star Wars" title,
but based on the much better,
original "Star Wars" movies!
The Mos Eisley cantina is your
gateway to Episodes IV, V and
VI .?.?. may the force be with
you. (For all major game con-
soles)
"New Super Mario Bros." -
Another update of a classic Nin-
tendo title features the best of
the original Mario games along
with new moves and modes,
including two-player and mini-
games. (Nintendo DS)
"Yoshi's Island DS" A.sol-
id re-imagining of perhaps the
greatest platform game of all
time leads to hours of fun as
Yoshi travels with baby versions
of Mario, Donkey Kong,
Princess Peach, Bowser and
Wario, each with special abili-
ties. This title sports exception-
al use of the DS dual-screen for-
mat. (Nintendo DS)
"Loco Roco" A very fun
and basic Japanese import -
you roll a giant yellow blob
across the landscape, growing
as you collect little friends.
Wonderful music, great graph-
ics, adorable gameplay. (Sony
PSP)
"Happy Feet" If box office
returns are any indication,
everybody loves penguins. Sure,
it's one of those crass movie tie-
in games, but we'll make an
exception if the game will let us
perform Tony Kornheiser's
famed "Penguin dance." (For
all major game consoles)
PUZZLES AND BRAIN
GAMES
"Brain Age"/"Big Brain
Academy" Who'da thunk
reading and math exercises
could be so much fun? "Brain
Age" gives you an initial test
>iid rates your brain's "age"
(younger is better). The men-
tal gymnastics required here
aim to give your gray matter a


workout and lower that age.
Appropriately, the game
requires that you hold the DS
sideways, like a book. "Big
Brain Academy" has shape puz-
zles suitable for younger players
and measures your progress by
brain weight. (DS)
"Tetris DS" The title that
made the original Game Boy a
must-have gadget is back on a
Nintendo portable. The ability
to face a live opponent at any
time via the wireless capabili-
ties of the DS makes this game
maddeningly addictive. (DS)
"Bookworm Adventure" -
Mixing the wordplay of the clas-
sic online game "Bookworm"
(think Scrabble meets "Tetris")
with role-playing elements, this
new title from PopCap Games
is a feast of gameplay for any
logophile. (PC)
SPORTS
"Madden '07" While many
gamers complained that this
year's update to the venerable
franchise suffered from bugs on
the Xbox 360, the Wii version is
getting praise for its innovative
controls. It's still the only real
football game left with a yearly
update. (For all major game
consoles)


"Top Spin 2" We love our
tennis video games, and this one
is an ace with real-life tennis
stars (Roger Federer, Maria
Sharapova, Andy Roddick,
Venus Williams). Play Wimble-
don, play the U.S. Open, then
wonder why Sharapova keeps
getting all your endorsement
deals. (Xbox 360, DS, Game
Boy Advance)
"NBA 07" Even though
EA Sports' Playstation3 bas-
ketball game was delayed,
Sony's own hoops game for the
system boasts great graphics and
tight controls. A happy surprise
for the fledgling console. (PS3)
"Tiger Woods PGA Tour
'07" While it may not get all
the glory of the "Madden"
series, the "Tiger Woods" golf
games continue to improve
every year, and EA Sports

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systems are
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quickly there's
no time to play
them all without
getting a serious
hand cramp

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the kinks out for the new PS3
and Xbox 360 versions. (For all
major game consoles)
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"City of Heroes, Good Ver-
sus Evil Edition" One of the
most polished massively multi-
player universes out there, a ter-
rifically fun super- hero/super-
villain world with a robust
squad system, the joys of super-
powers and exciting player-ver-
sus-player zones. The best char-
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"Guild Wars: Nightfall" -
The third chapter in the series
stays true to the innovations
that make it great, from the no-
subscription-fee massive multi-
player formula to the head-to-
head battles, the cooperative
group play, cool new worlds to
explore and guilds to join. (PC,
requires no monthly fee)
"World of Warcraft" Cur-
rently the big orc at the top of
the massively multiplayer online
gaming mountain, "WoW" has
topped 7.5 million subscribers
worldwide. Its first major
expansion pack, "The Burning
Crusade," delayed earlier this
year, hits stores Jan. 16. (PC,
requires subscription)
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'Guitar Hero II' It's still
like "Dance Dance Revolution"
for your fingers, but jumping
around with a cool plastic guitar
is still way cooler than just
jumping around. This update of
the original "Guitar Hero" has
numerous tweaks, including a
"cooperative" multiplayer
mode and many more songs
you're actually heard before.
Bonus: One of the tour stops in
the game is Austin! Rock on!
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controller.)
'WTF' Similar to Ninten-
do's "WarioWare Inc.," this col-
lection of short-attention-spam
minigames brings some much-
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