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Publication Date: December 29, 2006
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M By PAUL TURNGUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
NO-ONE in the Cabinet
knew anything about the "sting
operation" that led to the arrest
of five Bahamian baggage han-
dlers in the US, The (nbune
has learned.
Both ministers Usually
involved in extradition matters
were completely in the dark,
according to sources close to
government. .
The disclosures came as con-
4. cern mounted oler the arrest
of the file men all employed
by Nassau Flight Services -
when they landed in the US for
a training course. All now face
drug charges and possible long
jail terms. ;
oflt isrub rstoftitche a ist
Attorriey General's Office,
which should have been fully
briefed on the matter, had not
been consulted.
Also, according td high level
sources, Prime Minister Perry
Christie waslivid to find out
about the.operatidn during a
recent Cabinet meeting only
after its complitio .
The five men, who were
arrested and charged with traf-
ficking cocaine ott local and
international fli through the
Lynden Pindling International
DAirpor wer grrSeps ed on
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for "TSA training".
However, it has been
revealed that at the heart of this
plan was a conscious effort to
ensure the men were on US soil
at the time of the arrest to avoid
any lengthy extradition hear-
ings, as in the Samuel "Ninety"
Knowles case.
The men arrested, it is under-
stood, have been under surveil-
lance by US and Bahamian
authorities for over a year.
According to thewUS
Embassy, agencies involved in
the arrest were the local
Bahamian Altos ney General's
Offlee, the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, the US Dr ug
Enforcement Agency (DEA),
the Department of Homeland
Security, the US Attorney Gen-
eralPand tl Customs and Bor-
Reports of NFS facilitating
the arrest continue to gain
momentum throughout the
country as furious relatives
voice their anger over the mat-
ter.;
However, the general man-
ager of Nassau Flight Services
(NFS), Ms Deadrie Pinder,
denied reports that NFS had
any involvement with any such
plan. In fact, she said, as far as
she knew, the TSA training pro,
gramme the employees were to
attend was legitimate.
bBeyo d that, she would not
er the I he g
d ng co had lxen'quiet

SEE page nine


ROOTS Junkanoo Group has been named the winner of the 2006
Winston Churchill Rolle Boxing Day parade for the first time in
the group's history.
At a meeting at Aran ak Cay, attended by hundreds of stake-
holders, parade Grand Marshall Michael Ellis announced that
Roots won Group A with a total of 3.281 points.
Second place was awarded to One Family.nah 3,112 points. The
Valley Boys came in third with 3,102 points.
The Shell Saxon Superstars took fourth place with 3,085 points,
followed by the Music Makers with 2.805 points.
Rounding out the A Group was the Prodigal Sons, which was


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Ministers 'in the dark'


SEE: page nine:


Airline claims
Obsolete radar
SyStem behind
St riOUS delays'
MB ALEXANDRIO -
TM bR n Staff Re orter
. A CHARTER Thirline com-

and oh a
been citused by an obsolete
radar system
And, a pilot employed at-the
company told The Tribune that
yesterday, airlines were again
behind schedule this time
because only one runway was
bein used
A cording to Mrs Denise
Kelly, director of operations at
AbacoAir, the radar system at
SEE page nine


Sick-out costs
Bahamasair texts of
thousands of dollars

*TBr b SNtHnERIe orter
THE pre-Christmas sick-out
staged by Bahamasair pilots last
Friday has cost the airline teris
of thousands. of dollars and
damaged the national carrier's
iman geBaHheamasaV o so a
yesterday.
However, despite last week's
incident the dispute between
the pilots 'and Bahamas air
seems to have come to an end,
as Mr Woods told The Tribune
that negotiations are now m the
final stages and the two parties
are expected to sign is new
Industrial agreement by next
week.
The sick-out last Friday
SEE page nine .


Claim that
Port Authority
licensees 'being
deprived of good
administration
5 By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT- The licensees
uhh ri ande ahdae v do
fair and good admmistration in
accordance with the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, according to
a prominent local attorney.
Maurice Glinton, who oper-
ates a private law practice m
Freeport and is a licensee of the
Port, said the HCA was set up
to benefit the licensees.
"It is really in the administra-
tion of the agreement that you
begin to see instances of not
SEE page nine


protesters intend
to sue govt for
WrOHgfUI arreSt
8 By ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Sea Hauler protesters say
they intend to sue government
rhwrmn u alr sd9use
staged protest in front of Prime
Minister Perry Christie's Cable
Beach home.
last week, victims of the 2003
SeaHauler collision at sea, and a
Bahamap Deinocratic Movement
member arrived at the PM's
hoine, bypassing armed security
guards and handcuffing them-
selves to his electnc gate demand-
ing that he intervene m the situa-
txon and ensure that the govern-
SEE page nine





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8 By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE grieving wife of one of
the five men arrested from Nas-
sau Flight Services is demanding
to know how her husband could
be "kidnapped" and arrested in
the US for crimes allegedly
committed in the Bahamas.
The wife said that she has yet
to hear from Nassau Flight Ser-
vices (NFS) about the condition
of her husband or even to
receive a courtesy call to inform
her that he had been arrested.
"I tried calling his job to.
inquire but was not successful.
His sister then decided to catch
the next flight out and search
for my husband. When she saw
him it was around 2pm Tues-
day, December 19, dressed in
prison attire, handcuffed feet
and hands, going to court," she
said.
She said that it has now been
one week, and two days without
any word on what has happened
to her husband and added that
Bahamians are sometimes we
i'Ai'Jr's"Jih a hkeiabold
country.
"One week and two days
after my husband has been kid-
napped, that's the best thing for
me to callit. No one has picked
up the phone to say anything
concerning why didn't my hus-
band urn r ms he Itnniong

Whhy h didif e co
one in charge of the so-called
trip to a TSA training,
"Sources have come to me on
numerous occasions informing
me on the situation. My under-
standing is that if my husband
or anyone for that matter had
done anything that was believed
to have been illegal, he or she
should h$ve been brought


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Bahamas run things r them?
No! I am not going to sit down
and watch mi husband suffer
because these people think they
are God and that they'have the
power to do what they want
unhout going throughthe prop-
er procedures.
tl "Tehe a os r tl out
ques la I hope theatS one
frightening posinons as my hus-
band and his co-worlgers. I want
answers and I want thern now.
I'm not gonna stop till I get
them because this ps how the
poor people are treated. No one
thinks we have the right to have
a say or ask questions. Again I
want answers and I intend to
getsomeclosure,"the-said.


before .the courts in the
Bahamas, tried and then decid-
ed on. Unfortunately none of
that was done and now he and
his co-wbrkers are all locked
away in the US," she said.
Barred

haAs r ee at U o
see her husband and was
informed that she would be
unable to see him and that he
would not be alerted that she
had been there.
"People say to me that they
let the US take over 'cause we
seed them. Well we are not the
only one who needs them. But
do you see thent letting the


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Man faces
marijuana


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A 41-YEAR-OLD man of
Cambridge Lane was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court yesterday on a drug
possession charge.
It is alleged that on
Wednesday, December 27
Dwight Pratt was found in
possession of a quantity of
marijuana which authorities
believed he intended to sup-
ply to another. .
According to prosecution,
Pratt was fodnd in possession
of 23 foil wraps contaimng a
one and a lialf ounces of mar-
atvy appearedbefore
Magistrate Carolita Bethel at
court eighfin Bank Lane yes-
terday, pl gdednot guilty.to
the charge&
The matter was adjourned
to January 4, when a bail
hearing will take place.

Cocaine, .
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posgession
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denied
A 32-YEAR-OLD man
ch d with cocaine posses-
sio Cas arraigned in Magis-
trate's Court yesterday.
The accused, Shane Cyril
Bethel to the chargeof pos-
session of cocaine with the
intentato supply accused of
being found in possession of
one ounce of cocaine.
He was granted bail in the
sum of $7,500. The case was
adjourned to May 16, 2007.
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injured after
Eng lesson
shooting
TH REE pe rsons were
injured after shots were fired
during an argumerit in the
Engleston area shortly before
9pm yesterday, according to
police.
Two members of a group
standing in Homestead street
were said to have been having
an argument when one left
and returned with a shotgun.
The injuries, which were
not serious, were incurred
after shots were fired, and
shrapnel ricocheted into
bystanders, police press lial-
son officer Walter Evans
explained.
No one has yet been taken
into custody in connection
with the incident, though an
investigation is currently
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THE TRIBUNE


5 By NATARIO McKENZIE
TWO men accused of sepa-
rate slaying this month were
brought before a local magis~
trate to face murder
charges.
Charles Lightbourne, 34, of
Black Village was arraigned
before Chief Magistrate Roger
Gomez yesterday at court one
in Bank Lane.
Lightbourne is charged with
the December 21 shooting
death of Brian Roberts.
AnRd seA n3ul, lived in the
Lightbourne was also charged
with possession of a firearm
with the intent to endanger the
life of another.
It was allegedthat on Thurs-
day December 21, 2006, Light-
bourne was in possession of a
shotgun with the intent to
endanger the life of Shawli
arown.
Chief Magistrate Gomez told
the defendant that he would not
be required to enter a plea to
the charges. .
Lightbourne asked the about
bail and was informed that he
would have to apply to
Supreme Court for bail.
The accused was remanded
to prison and the case was


adjourned to January 8 and
transferred to court 10 on Nas-
sau Street. ,
John Knowles, 19 of Peach
Street was also brought before
Chief Magistrate Gomez to
face a murder charge yesterday.


The 19-year-old is accused of
the murder ofBnan El Meleus.
Knowles was also not required
to enter a plea to the charge
and the case was adjourned to
January 8 and transferred to
court five on Bank Lane.


s by BPR A
populations which equates to low-
er consumption and if Mr Wood-
side understood the industry he
would hale known that he would
hate also required data on the
number of stations and the
mar gins of the whole sale rS
and retailers to do a proper analy-
sis.
In his statement Mr Miller
thanked AIr Woodside for pub-
lishing data of retailers margins
that confirm What he has been say-
ing for four years.
"Barbados has a similar sized
economy to the Bahamas, how-
eter they consume approximately
50 per cent less gasoline than we
Minister of do. .
Industry "They have a comparable num-
Miller ber of stations, however, the Bar-
badian companies pay 30 per cent
of their earnings from their $0.28 cents per gallon
as corporate income tax, while their Bahamian
counterpart pays half per cent of their gross
income as a business licence fee.
"This is the sizable figure that Mr Woodside
seemed not to want to tell people," the state-
ment said.
Mr Miller claimed that Zhivargo Laing, the
former minister responsible for petroleum under
the FNM administration, assisted Mr Woodside in
misleading the public by stating that only $0.15
cents was granted under the FNM.
"Had the FNM followed the recommendations
of the staff at the ministry and the external con-
sultants who reviewed the price increase subnns-
sion and indicated that the increases were not
justified, then the Bahamian people would not be
burdened with the additional $23 million that
they now pay to oil companies each year," said Mr
Miller.


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Leslie M1Viller denies


RC CUSation
FORMER Minister of Trade
and Industry Leslie Miller hit back
at The Bahamas Petroleum Retail-
ers Association after members
accused him of "imfair attacks" on
small businessmen and making
inaccurate statements about petro-
seem retaixers.
Mr Miller, however, in a state-
silent released yesterday denied &
the accusations made by the .
BPRA.
Said Mr Miller: "Had Mr Wood--
side (newly elected BPRA chair-
man)reviewedhisassociationfiles
-before making his comments, he
would have seen where retailers
had constantly sought his (Miller's)
help in protecting them from the W FORMER
wholesalers who had gone as far Trade and
as, on one occasion, of trying to Leslie
collect royalties on Christmas trees
sold by one of the dealers recently."
The BPRA refuted statements Wednesday
reportedly made by Mr Miller in which he cited
the fuel retailers for enjoying comparatively high-
er margins than their counterparts in the
Caribbean.
in the rebuttal to the attacks on fuel retailers
zilade by Mr Miller, the group pointed out that the
retailer margin is lower in the Bahamas than in
countries such as the Turks and Caicos, Cayman
and Bermuda. a
In response, Mr Miller's statement said that:
"During his tenure as minister with responsibili-
ty for the petroleum industry, Bermuda, Cay-
man and Turks and Caicos were never taken into
consideration as they are not a part of CARI-
COM and therefore did not attend the regional
meetings and shared information to allow proper
analysis of their industries."
"Furthermore these colmtries all have small





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report would say: Dead on
arrival-
9) The ineffectual patrolling
by the Police in tourism areas
where they could stop beggars
drug pushers and blatant dis-
obeymg of the law in most
cases I see the Police are sim-
ply witnesses to everything and
they do absolutely nothing;
Witness staff from the Cable
Beach hotels who sell bike
rides take their visitors down
what is supposed to be pedes-
trian "only" walk-ways and
brother get out of the way
when they coming!
10) We talk too much and
cannot understand that you
can fool a fool long enough till
the fool is you...I suggest we
have been the fool for quite
some time!
Our criminal courts must be
moved from downtown...if not
for security reasons but for the
uglsoimageeitrpeortra Dtoot
so noisy when pulling off from
East Street?
It is long overdue that we
decide one way or the other
- are we going to save our
tourism or are we simply going
to let it die on the vine?
We are slapping Sol Kerzn-
er, Baha Mar, Albany and our
other investors, amians
included who are investing bil-
lions in our future
Tourism...what if they sudden-
ly say....soriy guys we cannot
make money in The Bahamas?
Attitudes have to change on
a national scale there must
not be a presumption that a jit-
ney-tourcar-taxi-restau-
b 1 sho
rant ote p or your per-
sonal employment will be guar-
anteed renewals of their licens-
es if you don't retain a stan-
dard of excellence. Why?
Because you are killing the
National Tourism effort. Poli-
tics have no place in this busi-
ness!
Cabinet Ministers the
press, especially ZNS
reporters, start being critical
and exposmg the sub-standard
of the product and refrain from
describing something which
just isn't world-class or inter-
nationally renowlied when,
darn it, you known anyway
better that it isn't.Praise where
praise is due.


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PAGE 4, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2006


Ministry of Tourism need to
recruit volunteers who will go
around as Decoy shoppers or
tourists and report back on the
service they receive.
These reports should be then
followed up by calling the
offending party into the Min-
istry who will be warned...The
next offending incident the
Ministry will publicize the bad
incident on a programme on
television faces cati be cov-
ered but what the employee
did must be exposed:so we
learn by example.
Riding a taxi tour car...why
should the paying customer
have to listen to a very loud
radio?
Be respectful ...data it the
customer is paying!
Tourism has to be a compul-
sory subject in our schools...we
have further to teach manners
in schools because it's obvious
guardians and parents are not.
So-called five-star restau-
rants had better improve their
service...l am tired of bus-boys
leaning across the table pour-
ing ice water and we are
expected to pay 15 per cent +
gratuity.
Why can't restaurants serve
the food on warmed plates?
Some restaurants their staff
are "too too familiar" with the
patrons...these is a limit but
watch the fine line.
Where other than New York
is there $10 valet parking ---
The Bahamas!
Our fancy shops on Bay
Street their so-called sales
staff are zombies...they stand
there till the customer has to
beg to be served. Where is the
quality service?
With a little improvement
sales would improve by 6-8 per
cent overnight.
Public rest room facial
ties...why are we so nasty?
When you travel do you do the
nastiness we do here?
Surely we know better?
It is a matter of time...every
rock with sun, sand and sea is
our competitor and they are
laughing at The Bahamas
becausewedon'tseewhatwe
are killing and thousands who
used to come to us are heading
to these itew shores and desti-
nations whilst we say: It's Bet-
ter in The Bahanias! Oh fools
are we.

J MOORE
Nassau,
December 9, 2006.


. EDITOR, The Tribune.
ARCHIMEDES would
have screamed Eureka (I have
found it) if he were present at
the recent presentation and
report that incredibly the pro
fessionals at The Bahamas
Hotel Association have dis-
covered that The Bahamas
Tourism product is not up to
snuff (seriously below stan-
dard).
Let me explain why?
1) Everything we do in The
Bahamas a second after it is
opened is world class and inter-
nationally renowned these
have to be earned, Editor! .
2) We, that is the Tourism
related Associations talk too
much and do little.
3) We as a people feel that
we can continue to dupe visi-
tors and there will be no reac-
tion...tourism numbers indicate
a 4 per cent decline!
4) Value for money of the
product we offer...totally inflat-
ed.
5) An a-typical nuisance is
that we nationally promote the
Straw Markets and all they are
doing really is injuring the
Tourism product...note confir-
mation that counterfeit mer-
chandise is being sold which
someone should have known
were rip-offs and guess what,
the Nassau Straw Market is
described all the time as the
foundation of Bahamas
Tourism! The holy that cannot
be touched -sorry it's killing
Tourism. The DEU need to
send their dogs through the
Market and see ,what they
might find? In the new Straw
Market the Licensees should
restrict what can be sold 60
per cent made in The Bahamas
souvenirs only please
6)Litterand arb eve -
g age ry
where just drive from Lyn-
den P$dling Airport to Cable
Beach even groups who
canvass nationally for the envi-
ronment paste posters on trees
-- Re-Earth and their free LNG
concert so what do you real-
ly expect?
7) Experiences at Lynden
Pindling Airport with Nassau
Flight Services ground staf---
they are just rude to the core
and seemingly could not care
less. The first impression and
ever lasting for a visitor, mind
you
8) The total lack of any pro-
motional imagination of the
downtown Nassau Develop-
ment Board...as the accident


MORE THAN a century ag# the first
Catholic nuns arrived in the Bahamas to assist the
small, struggling mission of St Francis Xavier
parish and to provide educational and social ser-
vices for the poor and needy of these islands.
of Arn b saho nhaakeenCt to e
who had asked Mother Ambrosia Sweeney of the
convent of Mt St Vincent on the Hudson, New
York, to provide the first recruits.
"Their coming to. the Bahamas," wrote Fr
Column Barry in Upon these Rock, the history of
the Catholic Church in the Bahamas, "was the
single most important development of Catholi-
cismtin th islo r a january 4, on the site of
that same small parish church now grown
into the magnificent St Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral- the selfless service of these women will be
commemorated with the dedication of a placine
to the foundress of the order Mothet Seton -
now Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton- with the names
recorded of 206 of her Sisters who served over A
period of 118 years in these island.
Today we turn this column over to the late Sir
Etienne Dupuch, who 68 years ago wrote the
following tribute to the Sisters on the fiftieth
anniversary of their arrival in the Bahathas.
Wrote Sir Etienne:
"In 1887 Archbishop Corrigan of New York
made a contract with His Honour Jacob H Webb
whereby he secured property and a residebce in
West Hill Street for a future convent, but when
the Sisters of Charity from New York arrived the
Judge was unable to vacate the property irnme-
diately, and so the Sisters rented a temporary
dwellinginWestStreetnearStFrancisXavier's
Church. It faced the former historic residence
of the famous Lord Dunmore, colorful Gover-
nor of the colonies of New York and Virginia
before the American war for independence, and
later Governor of these islands.
"On November 4, 1889'the Sisters opened a
free school foopoor children in two of the largest
rooms in their limited quarters. Fifteen children
enrolled. Before the week was put the number
had doubled and by the end of the month it
bame evident that larger quarters must be pro-
"In Januaryl890 the Sisters took possession of
their house on West Hill Street and there estab-
lished St Francis Xavier's Academy, a private
school which has recently found extensive quar-
ters in "Westward Ho", a gift to the Catholic
Mission by a distinguished visitor to the island.
"The house in which Lady Sands now lives in
West Street is built on the site which was then
occupied by the old hall of the Friendly Soci-


ety. This building was rented to conduct the
boys' classes and an adjacent dilapidated build-
ing formerly used as a military convalescent hos-
pital when troops were garrisoned here was rent-
ed and repaired for the girls' classes. The pupils
the nodTy reerPa 21 highly qualified Sisters of
Charity, all degree women, assisted by 12 local
teachers and monitors engaged in teaching 1,410
pupils in the free schools and caring for 53 babies
in the Madonna Day Nursery. In addition, four
Sisters of Charity, and one lay teacher are
engaged in teaching private students at the Acad-
emy. This work is supported entirely by friends of
theAlmssion m theeUnited tes.no other organ-
isationin the Bahamas has attempted to devote
this amount of time, care and money to educat-
ing poor people in the island.
"This achievement stands to the credit of this
silent band of Sisters from a foreign land and
today, fifty years later, it is not for The Tribune to
say how much this government owes these
women for the large contribution they have made
to social and spiritual progi-ess m the colony.
"Small crosses in the Catholic cemetery mark-
ing the spot where several have made their final
resting place bear eloquent testimony to how
closely the Sisters of Mount St Vincent have
identified themselves with the life of the islands.
Today no fifty years ago these Sisters feel
that their mission is among the poor people of the
islands and the whole policy, directed from the
Mother House in New York, is based on this
conviction. A fact not generally known and a
fact that has made their work all the more sig-
nificant-isthattheSistersofMountStVincent
are drawn from the most select social groups in
the United States. It is perhaps this fact which
accounts for the wholesome social influence they
wield over children who come under their care. .
"In all communities in the world today there is
strag division of thought on questions of reli-
gion. But all over the world, nevertheless,
thoughtful people ave learned to be fair and
impartial m the presence of a creditable task
magnificentlyperformed.ItIsmthisspirittoday
ha1to nP Tt to thheee e o
have for fifty years moved silently in the tom-
munity, asking nothing, giving all--- giving even
theikdust to the earth of the island."
And now today --- 68 years later- there is
only one Sister of Charity among us. The Sisters
prepared theBaliamian people for the day when
they would be in charge of their own destiny -
and so the torch has passed. Theii- mission has
been accomplished.


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FREEPORT Although more traffic acci-
dents occurred this year, the fatality count on
Grand Bahama is down by 13 compared to
2005.
Inspector Clarence Reckley, the officer in
charge of the Traffic Division, reported that
nine fatalities were recorded so far in 2006.
This represents a 59 per cent decline in road
deaths.
Last year, 22 deaths were recorded, 15 of
which occurred on East Sunrise Highway with-
in an eight mile raditxs.
Inspector Reckley said only two deaths
occurred this year on that highway.
"We have implemented some strategies this
year and we believe that it is why we have
seen a tremendous reduction in fatalities this
year," the officer explained.
He said the police have beefed up city
patrols and increased their visibility on East
Sunrise Highway and areas where motorists
tend to drive at excessive speeds.
Mr Reckley said traffic officers are also
using speed guns more frequently to detect
speed limit violators. He added that the police
have also visited schools and social clubs to
talk about road safety and outline strategies
for educatine the driving public about good
driving prances, "" ,


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requirements of Bahamas International Securities Exchange. (BISX) rules,
hereby announce the proposed placement of B$20,000,000 m mortgage
backed bonds. The bonds are so named based on them being effectively
secured, on a pool basis, by current loans, on the books of the Bank.

The total placement is segregated into five (5) series F-G. Each series is
furtherdemarcated into four (4) subunits labeled as 001-004. Details of the
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The Closing is December 30, 2006

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The Bank's financial position based on unaudited financial statements as at
November 30, 2006, with audited comparative as at June 30, is summarized
as follows:


30th November 30th June 2006
2006

TOTAL ASSETS $580,1()1,277 $545,229,422
TOTAL LIABILITIES $489,143,757 $470,411,611
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $90,957,520 $74,817,811


Request for further information should be directed to Bank of the
Bahamas for the attention of Paul J.I. McWeeny, Managing
Director or Hubert Edwards,
Senior Manager Corporate Finance at 397-3000.


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e In brief

COB students


:nt:.,:*,::'.,
Rhode Island
CORY Eldon and Patrick
Thompson, final year students
at the College of the Bahamas,
will get a taste of a different
academic environment when
they enroll at the University of
Rhode Island as semors in Jan-
uary.
Cory, a biology/chemistry
major, and Patrick, a math
ma willt tnc late asrt of
ex nge Rhode Island -
tN Iponnaouguard State Partner-
ship Programme between the
US and the Bahamas.
The exchange marks the first
acade artnen ompo-
Both Cory and Patrick will
d

of the Bahamas in May 2007.
wi )huriligBa recent clou esy visit
Deputy Chief of Mission in the
i as d t irrTxapnedt i nskfor
the exchange and expressed
their thanks and appreciation
for the opportunity.
Dr Hardt, who is from
Rhode Island, shared his
us saoj e at taa
I I
ad an doc nun t tura
that await them during the,
- exchange.
He lioted that this educatioil-
al programme marks an impor-
tant step forward in the rapidly
developing Bahamas-Rhode
Island State Partnership that
Itlhbring lasting benefits to
Th RhTd7I d State Part-
nership Progragune has also
led to collaborative efforts in
disaster preparedness, econom-
ic development, fire-fighting,
prison management expertise
and law enforcement training.


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underscores the Founda-
.tion's goals.
It is envisaged that these
goals will be accomplished
through a series of pro-
grammes, workshops, semi-
nars, public fora, and one-
on-one mentoring. The
Foundation has been
launched with the announce-
ment of a scholarship to be
awarded to a deserving stu-
dent to attend one of the
Anglican High Schools in
New Providence from
Grades 10-12, commencing
in September of 2007'
terTaa we otnhdecohy u
ingston "Bones" Hepburn

ad rn u nSc a
was an accomplished young
m:::.- dy n
educated at Kingsway Acad-
emho an nSa ndrea d
Have al Colle e in Toron-


to, Canada. She received a
Bachelor of Arts degree in
Family and Special Rela-
tronships from the Univer-
sity of Windsor, and a Mas-
ter of Science Degree in
Clinical Psychology from
Barry University. Tara's
decision to pursue Law at
the University of Bucking-
ham in the United Kingdom
culminated in her attainment
of a LLB (Hons.) degree.

Studies
At the t f h death
she was d eto co mence
her Bar professional studies
on n an of a

of Graham Thompson and
romt aeny i htehleaday-to-day
2 .
FoThrou tsd workd
that Tara's spirit will live on.


her suddenly o=n Friday,
April 14 this year at the age
of thirty.

POtential

. The Foundation's mission
is "to foster the holistic
development of young per-
sons, by empowering them
to achieve a positive sense
of .self, and to realize their
full potential as productive,
responsible and contributing
extizens. Its motto is
Transforming, Affirming,
Renewing, Assistmg", which


IF SHE had lived Tara
Xavier Hepburn would have
been thirty-one years old
today.
In celebration of the life
of this dynamic, beautiful
human being with an
incredibly bright mind
and wonderful giving
spirit, friends and family
today launched The Tara
Xavier Hepburn Founda-
tion
TI e Foundation will cont-
memorate the life and spirit
embodied by this young
woman who was denied life
too early when death took


W TARAXAVIER


Even though there have been no fatalities
over the holiday on Grand Bahama roads,
police are concerned about two serious traffic
accidents in the last few days involving young
teens.
Inspector Reckley is urging parents not to
allow children under the legal driving age to
have access to their vehicles.
A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured and
taken to hospital on Christmas day when his
15-year-old friend lost control of a vehicle
and crashed in the Bootle Bay area.
According to police reports, Philip Nairn,
15, of Bootle Bay, wast driving a silver Nissan
Sentra at around 5.18pm.
Nairn and his passengers, 14-year-old Mar-
vin McQueen, and 15-year-old Marcian Mor-
ley, also of Bootle Bay, were travelling west on
Queens Highway when the accident occurred.
"We had two accidents involving juvenile
drivers and we all know that at age 15, you
cannot obtain a driver's licence, or even a
learner's permit to drive.
"H'owever, some parents out there still
entrust a vehicle to these juveziiles. These
things only come to our attention when there
is an accident. .
"But I would like to seek the public's help m
that once you see youngsters who are not old
enou to obtam a licence to drive 4 yehicle t
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children 10ho at that time were
not given the opportunity to
benefit from an education -
public or otherwise.
This focus on providing free
education to the majority of
Bahamians was indicative of the
Sisters' mission, to serve the
poor and disfranchised.
The Bahamas has the distinc-
tion of being the first foreign
mission established by this
order,


The work of the Sisters of
Charity in the Bahamas is com-
prised mostly of educational
endeavours, but they also
opened several clinics and a day
care nursery.
The sisters often visited the
prison and went to the old lep-
er colony where the All Saints
Aids Camp is now located.
In the Archives of the New
YorkMotherhousethereisasec-
tion devoted to the Sisters who
served in the Bahamas mission.
It is an interesting chronicle
that gives the history of the
beginning of parish schools as
the basic source of contact with
the Bahamian people.
By 1964, when the Sisters of
Charity celebrated the 75th
anniversary of their arrival in
the Bahamas, they had grown to
a community of 22 in New Prov-
idence and had opened St Vin-
cent's Convent on Harbour
Island, where the sisters began
working in 1922.
Today, one Sister of Charity,
Sister Joan Anderson, serves as
the administrator of the
Nazareth Centre, a home for
abused children and women.
During a service.in 1965, held
to commemorate the anniver-
sary of the first vows of the Sis-
ters of Charity, Monsignor
Joseph O'Brien, vice chancel-
lor of the New York Archdio-


IN the first week of the new
year, Catholics from across the
Bahamas will gather for a spe-
cial liturgical celebration at St
Francis Xavier Cathedral to
dedicate a plaque to honour the
outstanding work of the Sisters
of Charity in the development
of the local Catholic communi-
ty and the country as a whole.
The current president of the.
Sisters of Charity, Sister
Dorothy Metz, will be in the


Bahamas for the dedication on
January 4, the feast day of the
Mother Foundress of the Sis-
ters of Charity, St Elizabeth
Ann Seton.
The first time this order set
foot in the Bahamas was 118
years ago, in October 1889,
when Mother Ambrosia accom-
panied the first five Sisters of
Charity from Mount St Vincent,
New York. On arrival they
opened a free school for black


5 SISTER Gertnrude Cartwright and Maria Rahming (second


"It is surprising that so often
a protest is raised against the
young woman who would leave
the so-called lights and glam-
our of the world to put her
whole self at the disposal of
God. People can understand
why the human heat should
weave its tendrils around a pass-
ing love but so many refuse to
understand why these tendrils
should be rooted in a love that
is eternal.
"They can quickly compre-
hend why affection should be
directed towards an object
which age corrodes and death
separates but they cannot grasp
the weaving of an affection
which death makes more inti-
mate and present. And yet why
should there not be hearts
whose first and only love is God
- who follow joyfully and liter-
ally His teaching concerning the
pearl of great price and the trea-
sure hidden in the field."


8 MOTHER Foundress of the
Sisters of Charity St Elizabeth
Ann Seton. She is the first
United States citizen to be
canonized and is the patron
saint of widows, children near
death, and teachers. Her feast
day is January 4.
cese, spoke of the devotion that
inspires all Catholic women
who join an order.


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Whatever you did to console our hearts,
We thank you so much whatever the part.


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today is just that, instead of
running away from trouble,
they run towards it, many
times losing their lives or tak-
ing the life of someone else,

n the year 2006, far too
many Bahamian young
men and women'were mur-
dered on the streets and cut
down in the prime of their
. lives. This year, far too many
youngsters contributed to the

The PM
IlluSt Stop
procrastinating
in what seems
10 be yet
,
RHOther anxiouS
bid to hold on a
little IO11ger, 10
power.

ever increasing prison popula-
tion instead of the upward
mobility of Bahamian society.
It is high time that we learn
to value the lives of others, and
in 2007, begin to learn the
worth of being our brothers'
keepers. When youngsters
resort to outrageous slaying
and burning people, kidnap-
ping, stuffing people in the
back trunks of vehicles and so
on, we must really begin to
assess the sociology find psy-
chology of our society.
From our homes to our
classrooms, we must address
110 s::>ci,1 ,s ue's canironting
dnr societYor hear 6 stness to
the social collapse o(Bahaxpi


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eclipsing 60 murders and set-
ting an extremely despicable
record, it is obvious that crime
has gripped our society in a
most undesirable way.
It is obvious that some
Bahamians have developed an
American influenced outlook
on violent crime, seemingly
accepting it as an everyday
occurrence.
On Wednesday, The Tri-
bune reported that Inspector
Walter Evans appealed to the
public, urging us all to become
more involved in preventing
vicious crimes. Bahamians
have apparently become so tol-
erant of the idea that we must
co-exist with a sadistic criminal
constituent that according to
Inspector Evans, many of them
see and hear of escalating
events before hand, but fail to
contact the police.
This is wrong and reflects
the emergent frame of mind
that many Bahamians, partic-
ularly Nassauvians, are becom-
ing indifferent to violence
afflicting their neighbour-
hoods, almost mirroring the
attitudes of residents of antag-
onistic neighborhoods stich
as Compton, Califorma where
gang activity reigns supreme.
Before the drug boom, the
Bahamas was a rather peaceful
society, and although there
were incidents of petty crime
(eg theft), there was hardly
ever any occurrences of the
vile, heinous acts we hear
about almost on a daily basis.
Bahamians must find more
effective ways to resolve per-
sonal conflicts. The use of a
knife or a gun to cause harm or
take people's lives is a spine-
less, wretched approach to
conflict resolution. In 2007, we,
as a people, must learn to
begin using our brains and our
speaking abilities to resolve
issues. And, if fill else fails,
when there is any sign of unre-
strainsa trouble run ,nci lis e
to see another day! The girb6
lem with many of our youths


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an society.
As it relates to crime in the
inner city, the urban renewal
programme has failed. Violent
crime has skyrocketed since-
the introduction of urban
renewal, and though PM Perry
Christie's (the architect of the
programme) intent is com-
mendable, he must awaken to
the sad reality that this poorly .
funded initiative has hot
strengthened the social fabric
of our society, nor has it led to
the self-development and
socialization of a large per-
centage of youth in the inner
city.
THE PM's BUNGLING


his week Mr Christie
said that the general
election would be called some
time before May 2, 2007.
Wow! It is striking to see that
the PM apparently has yet to
make up his mmd as to when
an election willbe called, even
this late in the game.
If Mr Christie's previous
bouts of indecision are any
indication, then the election
may not be called until the
very last minute, possibly after
setting up one or several of his
famous consultative commit-
tees. Although voter registra-
tion is presently low, calling
the election would surely speed
up the process as many
Bahamians would be mindful
of the urgency of this exercise.
Scandal or not, win or lose,
the PM must stop procrasti-
nating in what seems to be yet
another anxious bid to hold
on, a little longer, to power.
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FROM page one
sixth place with 2,801 points.
Roots also won best music, followed by the Valley Boys and the
Saxons, in second and third place, respectively.
In Group B, the One Love Soldiers took the day with 3,576
points, followed by the Colours Junkanoo Group and the Fancy
Dancers, with 3,520 and 3,280 pomts respectively.
In fourth place was the Conquerors for Christ group with 3,137
points, followed m fifth place by the Ongmal Congos with 3,166
points.
Rounding out the group at sixth place was the Body of Christ
with 833 points.
The Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence said it will
release the full results of the parade over the coming week.

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"
The agreement itself calls
for review from time to time,
and it also expects to the extent
that the parties can't agree that
there would be arbitration.
"The only things you asking
for are to acknowledge the
agreement, its existence and its
terms, and you do that by sim-
ply performing in accordance
with the terms," he said.


the administration of the Port
area in accordance with the
agreement.
"In that way those of us who
are licensees are not bas-
tardized and made orphans,
and underprivileged infants
because you now have the chil-
dren and grandchildren off-
springs, or people who just
show up and say our father
owned this, and this is what we
come to claim as our own.
areMbe nRn on d 'ol us"I
administration, but to the
extent that the PA must depend
on its ability to carry out its
obligation with, let's say, and
by through the continuance of
Freeport Power company and a
Water Company, and these
things are no longer the PA's
then the licensees have been
deprived.
"And...you see it in
increased rates and every
month you complaining that the
bill goes up $50 and $100, which
over a lifetime is a lot of money.
But, if that money is only being


charged you so someone else
could have a guarantee return
of what they claim to be an
investment...then the invest-
ment was made on your behalf
by the Bahamas government,
then something is wrong."
Mr Glinton stressed that the
government can do more in
supporting the agreement
which it entered into.


being made by the Port
Authority that they had a right
to sell shares in a company
which supposedly owned
Freeport Power was not the
understanding in the HCA.
"When you look at the agree-
ment and look at what the roy-
.al commission reported, that
was not even possible ivith6ut
abrogating the agreement. And
if you abrogate the agreement
then none of the privileges
mhich enjp% ere can con-
"We might as well have a
court declaring that whole
agreement is now null and void.
But to the extent that those of
us who are licensees would wish
to have it continue obviously it
would be impractical to put us
back to where we ought to have
been back in 1955 "
Mr Glinton stated that the
commissioners themselves rec-
ommended against any further
abrogation of the agreement.
He also noted that the
heensees are only asking what is
intended to be done so far as


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FROM page one


go r nthsa= =
essentially circumventing the
Bahamas' own judicial system.
The ive men, wo are
expected to be tried in ann
courts, could face the minimum
of 10 years for each count o
conspiracy to import, and con-
spiracy to distribute narcotics
withm the United States.
haTwo oth ewroa rsst5o
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Seat Hauler


PrOteSters
FROM page one

ment provided compensation to
the victims and their families.
According to Lincoln Bain, the
designated spokesperson for the
group, the protesters have sought
legal advice from lawyers and
police officers and have decided
to sue the government for wrong-
ful arrest.
"We were never told we were
under arrest and we were never
cautioned by any of the officers
and it is the nght of all persons to
be told thde eason for their

drr sd h
hand-cuffed protesters from the
PM's gate two of the protesters
were m ured.
"Even though we never resist-
ed the police at anytime, one of
the victim's wrists was injured and
the other received an injury to
his shoulder," said Mr Bain,
Mr Bain claimed that upon
arrivalat the Cable Beach police
station all of their personal
belongings were taken by the
police officers. So far, he said'
these items have not been
re stpoo erson for the
dipd he8Wde Ce so
report on the 2003 sea collision,
and they believe it to be "unques-
tionable" that the Port Authority
and, therefore the government,
had some responsibility for the
deaths and causalities of the accz-
delit..nwar ena"
Sobifattifilib accident, tM'
government appointed a Wreck
,Commission to.assess the events
-of the night the Sea Hauler and
United Star collided on their way
to Cat Island and the events lead-
ing up to it.
--Based on report's findings we
don't see what the debate is all
abo ti litablwhetbr theBao rn-

The group said it would con-
tinuetoagitatefortheSeaHauler
victims to be fairly compensated.
They pledged to.publish the
Wreck Commission report in the
daily newspapers as soon as pos-
sible.


grounded Bahamasair planes
and led to.hundreds of pas-
sengers being stranded for
s:=>.:= tsd g
holiday season.
According one pilot, the sit-
uation came to a head when
Bahamas air management
expressed its unwillingness to
increase salaries and give the
pilots the back-pay dqe them.
Mr Woods yesterday said
that the actions of the pilots
were unreasonable and dis-
appointing. He said the pilots
could have easily contacted
management and made their
grievances known instead of
stri e were caixght com-

pletely by surprise because
negotiations were going.at a
pace that we considered to be
very good. We had talked to
pilots a day before, on Thurs-
day, and we thought they liid
met that mght and we expect-
ed thenato getliack to us the
following morning," he said.
Mr Woods said that after
the pilots had rejected the lat-
est proposal for an industrial
agreement they should have
simply arranged a meeting
with management to address
the points of discontent,
"We would have done what
we normally do. Both sides
try to move and that's what
we'vebeendoingmchingour
way forward until we get to a
median point, our position
would have been 'let's try
meet have half way', but the


pilots didn't allow for that and
we were totally disappointed.
e n
he said.
At this point, Mr Woods
said, Bahamasair has not yet
calculated the exact sum of
how much the sick- out has
cost the airline in extra
expenses, but estimated it to
be in the tens of thousands.
"We had to accommodate
passengers whose flights left
late, we had to provide meals
for people, we had to use sub-
charter services domestically
and internationally," he said.

saNnertheles M Wo ds
new contract were not dam-
aged by the sick-out, nor were
they expedited by it,
After almost eight months
of talks and several stale-
mates, Bahamasair's general
manager said that it is hoped
rhar a new industrial agree-
ment with the Bahamasair
Pilots Association's (B-
ALPA) will be signed next
week.
"We have sat down, signed
off on all the articles, now it's
only a natter of the execu-
tives of the pilots union taking
it to their members.
"They are meeting
(tomght), so we are hoping
that it can be ratified and
signed next week.
From management's per
spective everything is okay,
he said.


>,
have no choice but to use only one runway.
. The Tribune also attempted to question offi-
exals at Civil Aviation about the obsolete radar
system at the airport, but they could not be
reached for comment.
On October 19, the government entered into
a contract with YVARS, a subsidiary of Van-
couver.Airport Services (YVR)'
The management contract, involving an
investment of $200 milhon in new terminal
facilities, is to transform the LPIA into the
jT 100 t minister Perry Christie,
Pchhae uoe tb ceo Teste mattl ionn2 mL As _
the physical and sanitary conditions of the facil_
ity will be improved, the congestion associated
with US pre-clearance will be alleviated, ade-
f ddit I traff
1 be ice ,sa de cr aaed g Ip 1 el an
the streamlining of security checks will be facil-
;;
stated.
In phase two anticipated to take some 48
months design and construction of. new
and/or upgraded terminal facilities and related
airport infrastructures will take place'
To help pay for the massive transformation of
Lynden Pindhng International Airport, the
prime mimster said that a passenger facility
fee of $15 and a secunty fee of $7 will be mtro-
duj us1 ernment sent out notices to rele-
vant international agencies aboxit the renammg
of the Nassau International Airport to Lyn-
den Pindling International Airport.
However, Mrs Kelly of AbacoAir exclaimed:
"We've changed the name, but we need to
upgrade the airport."


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Claim that Port Authority licensees


'being deprived of good. administration'


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pag

only unfairness, but depriva-
tion," he told Rotarians.
Mr Glinton said that business
licensees in Freeport are being
deprived of a good administra-
tion bytta d h tA ch ce see

Aas ti in sanowstan h oh
envisa es the as ration of
cens s andeproperty owners
Mr Glinton also pointed out
that it makes provisions for
those persons as property own-
ers and other entitles just out-
side of Freeport who are
dependent on economic activi-
ties m Freeport for their liveli-
hood.
He stressed that it is really
in the interest of people to find
out and learn more about the
HCA. .
Mr Glinton said that m the
HCA there are terms set out
in the agreement that must be
acknowledged and fulfilled.
He stated that the claim


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FROM page one

the airport is inefficient and airlines have been
suffering from long delays due to problems with
the system for some time now.
Mrs Kelly said that when the radar is down,
air traffic controllers are unable to determine
where aircraft are in the air, and they end up
having to visually with the naked eye -locate
airplanes that are arriving on the rtmways.
"It's not uncommon for the radar to be down
because it's a regular problem," said Mrs Kel-

The pilot Who spoke to The Tribune said the
airport has two runways, but in one of the
busIest air-traffic periods of the year, the airport
was using one runway for arriving and depart-
ing planes.
"Some of the airplanes were sitting on the
ground for two hours yesterday before depar-
ture," the pilot planned.
< The concerned aviation officials said the long
delays and the inefficient radar system was not
only affecting the productivity of the airlines,
bitt that it was mainly hampering passengers
tourists and locals who would have to spend
long periods waiting before they could contin-
ue their journeys. For example, a visitor wh'o
flew by commercial aircraft to Nassau to con-
tinue by private plane to a Family Island had to
spend a night in Nassau because the private
plane could not fly to the small island after
dark. .
An airitraffic controller employed at LPIA
confirmed that only one runway was used yes-
terday at the airport, however he explained:
"If the wmd is blowing m parallel directions, we





















WHAT'S ON IN AND AROUND NASSAU















EMAIL: ybdeleveaux@tribunemedia.net


Street commencing at 7:30pm. Everyone is
welcome to attend TM Club 1600 meets
Thursday, 8:30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes.
International Association of Administrative
Professionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the
third Thursday of every month @ SuperClubs
Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.
The recently established National Insurance;
Board Retiree Association (NIBRA), meets:
every fourth Thursday in the month, in the'
National Insurance Board's (NIB) training
room, Wulf Road office complex, at 6pm. All
retirees are welcome.
The Rotary Club of West Nassau holds its
weekly meeting, every Thursday at Choices
Restaurant on the campus of the College of
the Bahamas. Fellowship starts at 12:30pm,
with the meeting held from 1pm to 2pm.
FRIDAY

8 HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Friday 6pm to
7pm & 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart
Church: Friday 6pm to7pm. New Providence
Community Centre: Friday 7pm to 8pm.
5 CIVIC CLUBS
TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas.
Baptist Community College Rm Al9, Jean St.
Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second.
Friday of each month, 7:30pm at the Emmaus
Centre at St Augustine's Monastery. For more
info call 325.1947 after 4pm.
AMISTAD is a club which promotes the
Spanish language and culture in the commu-
nity. Residents of the Bahamas who speak
Spanish or are learning Spanish are invited
to attend meetings on the.third Friday of the
month daring the academic year at 7pm in
room 13 of COB's Tourism Training Centre.
SATURDAY M

8 HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
14assan Group, Rosetta Street: Saturday morn-
ings lOam to 11am.
Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every
third Saturday, 2:30pm (except August and
December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor
Close, Shirley Street.
Doctors Hospital CPR and First Aid classes
are offered every third Saturday of the month
from 9am-1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital
Community Training Representative at
302.4732 for more information and learn to
life
save a to ay.

8 CIVIC CLUBS
JAR CYCLING: The Owders of JAR Cycling
arc pleased to offer a cycling clinic forjuniors
between 10 and 17. The free clinic willbe held
every Saturday in an effort to encourage kids
to cycle. Parents interested m registenng their
children should contact organizers at jarcy-
cling@gmail.com.

SUNDAY IMMIIIIIIMIlllHmlM
8 PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS
Traveller's Rest Restaurant, West Bay Street,
features special entertainment Gernie,
Tabitl\a and the Caribbean Express very
Sunday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
8 HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the -
public of its meeting times and places: The*
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday 6pm
to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.


Send all your civic and social events (attach
pictures if possible) to The Tribune via fax:
328.2398 or e-mail: ybdeleveaux@tribuneme-
dia.net Out there in the subject line.


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attend. Phone 323.4482
W CIVIC CLUBS
The Rotary Club of SouthEast Nassau meets,
every Wednesday from 1pm 2pm at East
Villa Restaurant, East Bay Street. Always an
interesting speaker and great fellowship. If
you would like to attend our meetings please
send an e-mail to bruno.pletscher@gottar-
do.com or kathyvsmith@hotmail.com.
The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
meets 6:30pm every third Wednesday at the
Bahamas National Pride Building.
International Training in Communication,
Essence Club #3173 holds it's bi-monthly
meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of
each month at Doctor's Hospital Conference
Room.
Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus
meets the second and fourth Wednesday of
the month, 8pm @ St Augustine's Monastery.
The Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach invites the
public to its regular weekly meeting held every
Wednesday.at 7:30pm at the British Colonial
* Hilton. Kiwanis is a worldwide service organ-
isation dedicated to changing the world One
Child, One Community at a time."
School and Community Nature Walk and Pet-
ting Zoo Free Every Wednesday from lOam
to 2:30pm at Earth Village Ranch, St Albans
Drive and Columbtis Avenue (Chippingham).
Call (242) 356.2274 now to make reservations.
Open to all ages and groups 1910nday-Sunday
from 9am to 6pm. Inquire about additional
activities and programmes.
Club 2437,meets each Wednesday on the
floor of the Ministry of Health, Meeting
Street, at 6pm.
THURSDAY im


M ENTERTAINMENT
a ,,
Judge Daisy Dynamite Daisy wil
tured in a Holiday Comedy Show
December 26 at the National Ceixtr'
Performing Arts. The matinee shov
at 4pm and the evening show will be
Tickets are available at 100% Bibl
s oor Oh h I tT sh ,T 1
bl 7'

MMillillillil WEDNESDAY

H ENTERTAINMENT
Express Yourself: Poets, vocalists, m
visual artists, story tellers, dancers,
PDeao1e ar nvit e B nSt e
the Nassau Beach Hotel) the plac
,
'the grown folks hang out". The even
every Wednesday night at 8pm. Th
Bahamian cultural expression that y
have been craving for ma cool, com
and safe environment. Express Yours
brain child of the talented spoken w
Mrs. Nadine Thomas Brown.
The sessions have developed to s
Bahamian singers, musicians, dancer
makers, storytellers, sculptors an
artists.
PARTIES NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS
e
Hum Day H our5 m- sh
tigers and numerous drink specials.
A HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to in
public of its meetmg times and pla
Providence Commumty Centre: Wed
7pm to 8pm. The Nassau Group:
Street, Wednesday 6pm to 7pm / 8
9:30pm.
FREE Health and Wellness Lectures
the first Wednesday of every month a
at New Providence Community Cent
Road. For more information call 32
327.2878. FREE Blood Pressure, Blo
and Cholesterol Screening'
The Cancer Society of the Bahamas
Group meets every Wednesday from
to 7pm at Cancer Headquarters, t
south of ZNS. Cancer patients, survive
family members and friends are ip


e nuux- M ENTERTAINMENT .
nAGs Shadowhand Entertainment presents an .all
Bahamian Talent Explosion this and every
Thursday night at the Patio Bar & Grill on
Carmichael Road. This event features upcom-
. ing Bahamian artist who are ready to showcase
NillllllMW their original material to the world. There will
also be a freestyle competition every week
which is open to the public at large. Doors
open at 8:30pm. Ladies free until 11pm Gen-
usicians' tlemen small door charge. See u there.
talented
t i d 8 HEALTH
e where Free public health lectures featurmg distm-
guished physicians are held at Doctors Hos-
ing starts pital. every third Thursday of the month at
is is the 6pm in the Doctors Hospital Conference
our ears Room. Free screenings between Spm & 6pm.
portable For more information call 302.4603.
elf is the
ord artist
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
showcase pubhe its meetmg times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Thursday 6pm to
s, movie 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The Kirk: Thursdays
d visua 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being
held 6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau GymNas-
tics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles
r appo Dr). Doctor approval is required. Call
364.8423 to register for more info.
REACH Resources & Education for Autism
and Related Challenges meets from 7pm -
form the 9pm the second Thursday of each month in
ces:. New the cafeteria of the BEC building, Blue Hill
nesday Road.
Rosetta
:30pm to M CIVIC CLUBS
The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a
are held breakfast meeting every Thursday morning at
7am at the British Colomal Hilton Hotel (Fel-
t 6:30pm lowship begins at 6:45am).
er Blake
7.1660 or The Kiwanis Club of Over-the-Hill meets
od Sugar every Thursday at 8pm at the Holy Cross
Activity Centre, Soldier Road. Guests are wel-
Support come.
5:30pm
wo doors Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first, sec-
ors, their 1 d i irTPn sdtaybuildt
ated to


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MMIMIMM e MONDAY 'mamm
5 HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: New
Providence Community Centre: Mondays -
6pm to 7pm. The Kirk: Mondays 7:30pm to
8:30pm
Diabetes directions a FREE diabetic support
group meets the first Monday of each month at
6:30pm at New Providence community Cen-
tre, Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free
blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol
testing is available. For more info call 702.4646
or 327.2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the
third Monday of every month at 6pm @ Doc-
tors Hospital conference room.
5 ENTERTAINMENT
CHRISTMAS DAY: The INC Christmas Par-
ty: Volume Two, will be held at the Revolution
Nightclub, Elizabeth Avenue, Monday,
December 25. The "flyest" girl in the building
will be named Ms INC and receive a free mod-
el shoot, a full makeover, gifts and cash prizes.
Ladies free before 11pm. Music will be pro-
vided by CRX, King C-Note, DJ Pressure, DJ
Blaze, DY Stylez, Big L aka Tryxx & DJ
Bimps.
M CIVIC CLUBS
Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British
Colonial Hilton Monday's at 7pm Club
612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort, Cable Beach Club 3596 meets at
the British Colonial Hilton Mondays at 7pm.
The Nassau Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the
month in the Board Room of the British Colo-
nial Hilton Hotel, Bay SF or
HMMER TUESDAY M

5 HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Tuesday 6pm to
7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.
The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5:30pm on the second Tuesday of each monthly
at their Headquarters at East Terrace, Cen-
treville. Call 323.4482 for more info.
Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being
held 6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau GymNastics
Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles Dr).
Doctor approval is required. Call 364.8423 to
register for more info

M CIVIC CLUBS
The Kiwanis Club of New Providence meets
every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Holy Cross
Community Centre; Highbury Park.
The Luncheon Pilot Club of Nassau meets
every third Tuesday at SuperClubs Breezes,
Cable Beach at 12:30pm. We invite all com-
munity minded persons to attend.
Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday
7:30pm @ CC Sweeting Senior School's Din-
ing Room, College Avenue off Moss Road. *
Club Cousteau 7343 meets Tuesdays at 7:30pm
in the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Cen"
tral Andros Club 7178 meets each Tuesday
at 6pm at the Cancer Society of the Bahamas,
3rd Terrace, Centreville.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Eta Psi Omega
chapter meets every second Tuesday, 6:30pm
@ the Eleuthera.Room in the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resprt, Cable Beach Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity meets every second Tuesday
6:30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office, 4th
floor meeting room Alpha Phi Alpha Fra-
ternity meets every first Tuesday, 6:30pm at
the British Colonial Hilton. Please call
502.4842/377.4589 for moie info.
The Downtown Pilot Club of Nassau meets
every third Tuesday of the month at 6pm at
tChoel mPA chutney Building, First Terrace,


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A By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
THOSE who expected that
the postponement of the Boxing
Day junkanoo parade to dimin-
ish attendance were sorely dis-
appointed as thousands
packed the bleachers and side-
walks for the 12-hour marathon
event,
And those who thought the
stellar performance of the Val-
ley Boys could not be equalled
had to reconsider as One Fam-
ily and the Roots took to the
streets.
"Nobody was going to come
out in case it rained (on Mon-
day) but they all came out
tonight and it's beautiful," said
one bystander wearing a big
grin, when asked if junkanoo
on a work night was a good
idea.
Though many agreed at the
time that despite predictions of
bad weather, Monday turned
out to be a perfect night for the
event, the cool breeze in the air
on Wednesday was bound to
draw the approval of everyone


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The parade got underway at
around 8pm, with the Shell Sax-
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forming the theme "What a
mighty God we serve ".
However, it was the Valley
Boys who really seemed to set
the benchmark for the rest of
the parade. Most of the specta-
tors that spoke with The Tri-
bune said it was a consistently
awe-inspiring performance in
almost all respects.
Speculation about the group's
performance began when it was
revealed that they chose what
had the potential to be a very
original and broad ranging
theme "The Great Mystical
Conquest" which would allow
for them to draw from a vast
well of sources, including nov-
els, popular video games and
movies.
On the night, the group lived
up to, arid in many people's -
opinions exceeded expectations
-leaving the other groups with .
an extremely tough act to fol-
low.
Their show included gar-


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goyles, pegasus figures and
dragons complete with wings,
long forked tongues and bul-
bous clawed feet.
In fact, the talk in the bleach-
ers was that the Valley Boys
took the parade on the first lap


- particularly after what some
said was a slightly disappoint-
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THE TRIBUNE


STHE Prodigal Sons came ender thle thente of "'War through the Ages"


. THIS dancer carried withj her the Roots theme~ of "Treasure's


W THIS ORIGINAL Congos bell ringer sets the beat as his
group performed to "One World, One Bahamas"


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SROOT~S dancers lead their way to victory


Roots score

victory for

Boxing Day

Junkanoo

FROM page 11
I don't know what happened.
They're gonna have to go back
and come again on New Years,
I think," said one observer,
echoing the sentiments of many
- including some Saxons sup-
porters.
While some said that the Sax-
ozis' performance and costumes
were "polished," most agreed
that they just did not have the
innovative kick that made the
Valley boys and later, One
Family and the Roots shine
on the night.
One Family vividly enacted
what proved to be a highly pop-
ular musical theme, celebrating
the current upsurge in the pop-
ularity of traditional Bahamian
music.
At the climax of their rush
in Rawson Square, the bleach-
ers had been brought to life, as
audience members stood to
clap and dance in time with the
energetic performance which
SEE page 14


5 OE AMLYon her ayto eod lc







Bethel Brothers Morticians
Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030



RUTH
ADRIANNA
LOCKHART, 92
of #10 Casbin Road, Blue
Hill Estates and formerly of
Ragged Island will be held
on Tuesday 2pm at St.
Francis Xavier Cathedral,
West Hill Street. Msg.
Preston A. Moss, assisted by
Fr Elvardo Turnquest and
Deacon Jeffrey Lloyd will
officiate. Interment will be
made in the Catholic
Cemetery, Infant View Road.
Ruth is survived by four sons, Kennon, Antonio, James,
Eittenne; five daughters, Chenea, Shirley, Andree,'Ruth, Paula
and Eloise (deceased) and her special daughter Sharon Sands
Kelly; Daughters in law, Mavis Lockhart, Daphne Lockhart,
Charlene Lockhart and Verdell Lockhart; son in law, Henry
E. Saunders, William Butler, Rodney Braynen, Hartley Pinder;
sisters in law, Prescola Lockhart, Minerva Cooper of Freeport;
46 grandchildren, Karen, Michelle of Detroit, Michigan,
Adina, Ricardo, Kennon, Samantha, Eittienne, Cecile, Michael,
Galen, Sloan, Christian, Niles, Brent, Ingrid, Michael, Khalil
of Freeport, Karin, Sherlock, Sheneka, Andre, Michelle,
Rodney, Kay of Freeport, Dr. Shireen (Dennie) ofNew Haven,
Connecticut, Anthony, Olivia, Baron, Anton, Raquel, Sherie,
Kabuti, Nicole, Antonio, Brooks, Olivia, Paul, Nadia, Matthew,
Phillipa, Yvette (Sandy), Anishka, Ettinne Jr., Keno, Tito,
Nicole; 58 Great-Grandchildren, Desiree, Cecila, Elizabeth,
Noah, Briana, Ashanti, Clifton Jr., Nicole and Jason of Detroit,
Michigan, Loftin, Anna, Denise, Jadein, Quincy, Jamal,
Shamatie, Lashan Brandon, Terry, Kahalia, Tatiana, Omar,
Onero, Raven, Lut-as, Kataya, Jade, Shitw, Raven, Parker,
Issa, Thema, Tse, Rashad, Alec, Shay, Ashton, Matthew,
Christian Grace, Logan of Freeport, Dante, Xavier and Troy
of New Haven, Connecticut, Keva, Juliet, Paige and Paul of
Las Vegas, Nevada, Anton Jr., Aysia, Rashaun, Hailey, Adrian
Jr., Samiah, Joshua, Raychill, Noah, Payton, Paul Jr., three
Great-Great-Grandchildren, Tamia, Selena, Maiya, Nieces,
Patricia, Jacqueline, Verlease, Yvette, Zoe, Sharie, Sharon,
Sabrina, Nell, Freda, Mavis, Rocita, Wallace, Francilia,
Stephanie, Delores, Melva, Oralee, Beryl, Oralene, Elaine,
Joyce, Gloria, Alvira, Delores of Bimini, and Meena; nephews,
James of Richmond Virginia, James of Penetta Fla, Edgar of
Rort Lauderdale, Fla, Horace, Edward, Vivian, Milford, Burt
(Calvin) Calvin Jr., Eric, Philip, Carnie, Cecil, Bursell, Perry,
Livingston, Granville, James (Jimmy), Lester, Glen, Hardon,
Tyrone, Leslie, Keith, Terry, Randolph, Don, Lavonne and
Many other grand-nieces and grand-nephews to mimerous to
mention. Other relatives and friends include; Cynthia Holmes,
Janet Mcdonald, Valeria Clarke, Faye Lockhart-Smith, The
Ragged Island community including the*Lockharts, Adderleys,
Wallaces Munroes. Moxeys, Curlings. Pintards, Jaffas and
the Wilsons.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers
Morticians #44 Nassau Street on Saturday from 10am to 6pm
and on Tuesday from 10am to 12noon and at the church from
12:30pm until service time.


Rooscoe i~rs~t Junano vitry


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Baha Mar, a 500-acre, mixed-use destination resort compl 1
represents the single largest resort investment in the histo ,
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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The Executive Chef will direct and supervise all aspects of multiple outlet food
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operations. This mdividual will excel m their teaching and training ability and
have the expertise and knowledge to lead the culinary team to achieve
excellence in all aspects of the operation.

The successful candidate should possess the following:
* Degree in Culinbry Arts/Hospitality is preferred.
* Minimum of five years as a Senior Chef supervising it similar operations with
multiple outlets serving a variety of cuisines.
* Direct and maintain culinary standards and have full workirig knowledge and
practice of-grade manger, saucier rotisserie, entremettler, ice carvmg, wine
and banquets
* Ability to write recipes, menu specifications and maintain product cost.
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fax to (242) 327-5897


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THE TRIBUNE


; ROOTS performers won the voteof the judges to achieve their first win


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FROM page 13
featured oversized musical
instruments and other colorful
imagery from well-known
songs.
The feeling remained lively
Itd B yreodu BO SLroeve
depicting the theme "Oh My
Andros the Big Yard".
The group had a particularly
memorable lead costume, "Our
Great Barrier Reef" featuring
an impressively life-like craw-
fish front piece, with spiny legs
and whips that moved rhythmi-
cally with the music.
Continuing the B Group,
Colours Entertairiment pro-
duced what a good number of
spectators called a well-choreo
graphed show, representing
flowers commonly found in the
Bahamian garden.
After hours of excitement
the spectators could be forgiven
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THE TRIBUNE


FROM page 14
for allowing their energy to flag.
However the Roots, the second
to last performers in the A
Group, were able to "light Bay
Street on fire" as one supporter
put it. Their depiction of "Trea-
sured of the Arabian Nights"
was a success on a number of
levels: not only was the music
strong and imaginative but the
costumes were intricate and the
choreography original.
Shouting to be heard over
the mesmerising rattle of cow
bells,;one tourist commented
that she felt the event is some-
thing that should be recognized
globally.
"This is really something that
deserves to be seen around the
world + it's incredible more
people should know about it.
The costumes are just unbe-
lievable and there's such a great
atmosphere."
The parade came to an end
around Sam fortunately,
according to police press liai-
son offi er Inspector Walter
Evans, with relatively little inci-
dent.
Mr Evdns said there was very
little criminal behaviour and
that the\ police were very
pleased with the behaviour of
the crowd,
However for some, the
parade codtinties to be a source
of disgruntlement.
Businesses noted that they
suffered a double blow,.being
forced to Mose by 4pm or
Wednesday again in order
for final preparolions to be
made.


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'PAGE 16,FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2006


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2006


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Inunigration commits to six





weeks for financial permits


M By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Chamber of Commerce"s
president yesterday urged small and medi-
um-sized Bahamian businesses to embrace
electronic paymeixt methods, arguing that the
costs were outweighed- by the benefits of
reducing cash handling and their attractiveness
to criminals, and attracting increased tourist
custom.
Tanya Wright said that while small busi-
nesses had initially feared implementing elec-
tronic palment system in their;gores and
Operations both Babarruans and tottristswere
now relymg less on cash as-a means of pay-
ment for transactions
Instead, they were increasingly curling
payment cards in their wallets, such as credit
cards, pre-paid cards and debit cards, and
these were becoming the "payment option of
choice for consumers around the world". .
Mrs Wright said: "For their success, small
businessmenin particular need to look at
moving away from providing an exclusively
cash-based service to providing more:pay-
ment options for the consumer.
"Small businesses have traditionally feared
e-commerce, and the cost of providing othef
options payment cards, credit 2-ards as ibey
have had to share payment revenues with the
issuing banks and card companies."
Howel er, she pointed our that these costs
had been reduced sharpl\. "It's merchant's


M.By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editdr
THE Inspector of Bank nd
Trust Companies has encouraged
the CentralBank's restricted trust
company licencees to assess
whether they should reincorlio-
rate as private trust compares
(PTCs), asthiswould save money
and subject them to a lighter reg-
ulatory touch.
In an update to heads of
Bahamian bank and trust com-
panies, Michael Foot suggested
that restricted trust company
licencees "may wish to consider
whethertheywouldnotbebetter
off as PTCs themselves, and so
beexemptfrommanyoftheCen-
tral Bank's supervisory require-
ments.
"At present, they are subject
to on-site examination ainong a
range of supervisory tools, but it
is their own money that is at risk,
and we don't warit those restrict-
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Tribune Business Reporter
FOLLOWING a Junkanoo
Parade that lasted more than 11
hours, Bay Street was finally
returned to normal just before
noon yesterday, with retailers in
the area court g the cost.
After being postponed due to
the threat of in element weather
the 2006 Boxilig Day Junkanoo
Parade 9 finally held on


1


Fidelity fund lists on BISX

THE Fidelity Prime Income Fund.was yesterday listed on the
-Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) under the symbol
FPI, boosting the exchange's mutual fuild listings tier and marking its
first listing since 2003.;
Managed by Fidelity Merchant Bank and Trust, the fund invests in
Bahamian dollar fixed income instruments,-and seeks to provide
investors with a higher return than is possible through traditional
bank deposits and/or Certificates of Deposit.
This is the second fund Fidelity has listed with BISX, and is the sixth
domestic fund to take advantage of the mutual fund listings that BISX
offers.
The Fidelity Prime Income Fund is open to qualified residents of the
Bahamas, and requires a minimum initial investment of $5,000.
Keith Davies, BISX's chief executive CEO, said yesterday: "We
are extremely pleased It is quite appropriate that we end the year on
another positive note at BISX. The BISX mutual fund listing facility is
proving to be an attractive vehicle for our domestic mutual fund list-
ings."
Ile added that BISX remains optimistic that the regular inquires they
receive from attorneys and mutual fund administrators, both in the
Bahamas and internationally, will lead to more listings in the coming
year.
Commenting generally on BISX'S outlook for 2007, Mr Davies
said: "All indication) are that we ought to hit the ground running in
2007, with even more business for BISX and the Bahamas' We are keen,
to launch the formalisied Government debt market, and are excited
about the ancillary benefits that this will bring."
In addition, he said it was hoped that the hard work that is current-
ly being devoted to BISX's international trading platform will result in
a successful launch in 2007 or shortly thereafter.


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with other jurisdictions for the
same human resources, and also
allow persons who are changing
domiciles an established time-
frame in which to transition from
existing jobs......."
On the response time for work
permit applications frqm the
financial services industry, the
document says: "The Department
of Labout commits to respond-
ing to requests within four weeks.
"Recognising that the response
of the Department may in fact be
a request for the applicant to take
specified action, the Department
commits to respond within two
weeks upon receipt of the report


ongoing basis to cope with
changes impacting the industry,
but its drafting is likely to be
warmly welcomed by the
Bahamian financial services sec-
tor.
The agreement reads: "The
Ministry of Immigration, Labour
and Training recognizes that the
timeliness of the response to
applications and inquiries is at
least as important as the response
itself.
"Timely responses allow the
institution to implement or appro-
priately adjust il;s strategic and
organisationaldevelopmentcom-
pete on a more level playing field


of action taken by the applicant.
"Further, the Department of
Immigration commus to bringing
before the immigration Board all
applicalions within a tw o-w eek
period The Immigration Board
n III meet at le;ast once et ery two
w ee ks to ret iew the financial ser-
HT1ile some might claim that
the financial services industry is
receiving 'special treatment' trom
the Immigration Department,
when compared to other sectors,
it does have-some unique 4-har-
acteristics in the Bahamian con-
text.
Apart from being the second-


largest contributor to national
gross domestic product (GDP)
behind tourism, the financial ser-
vices industry has to deal with
demanding high-net worth clients
and institutions, requiring execu-
tives with highly-specialised skills
to deliver a rapid and competent
response.
The Bahamas, as a relatively
smallnationwithashallowlabour
pool, does not have eliough of
these workers yet, and failure to
speedill process work permits for
expatriates has resulted in insti-
tutions and business going else-
where.
The controversial Immieration


report.that was published by the
Financial Services Consultative
Forum in 2004 had warned that
"delaysandinefficiencies"inpro-
cessing work permit applications
"had a negative effect on thebusi-
ness development plans of exist-
ing financial services providers".
""Financial services providers
advise that they have sent work to
other jurisdictions because they
do not have on staff the available
expertise and refuse to subject
applicants to the Department of
Irilmigration procedure," the

SEE 5B
PRge


M By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
he Immigration
Department has
committed to a six
week turnaround
time for processing
properly completed work permit
applications for positions in the
Bahamian financial services?
.
industry, having developed a
"framework" agreement on the ,
issue with the Bahamas Financial
Services Board (BFSB).
The document, a copy ofwhich
has been obtained by The Tri_
bune, is likely to be updated on an


market now, as so many
banks are.competingfor the
1 smesst" MrsoWrt t sdds

changed, so it's hot a big.
deal getting it into your
premises."
Mrs Wright is a senior
executive with Bank of the
Bahamas International, and
she pointed out that the M WRIGHT
bank was "sigrung up mer-
chants" for its card prod-
uch that luditionalls n.-ter auded credit
card payment facilities, but II sou're doing
busuress with people from jurnedygion.derg
credn cards are the norm. \ou hate to adapt'"
Adding that Bahamian businesses no longer
had to rel_1 on a cash-based trading ent ire-
ment. Mrs Wright said she wanted to --bridge
Ibe gap between businesses in the inner-cill
and businesses in the tourist areas".
She added tbal comparues that did not ofter
electronic paymerit options for customers
would "not be able to compete" with those
who did, especially as most visitors to the
Bahamas were used to playing with cards, as
opposed to cash.
"Cash is really a thing of the past." Mrs
Wright said. "The Chamber of Commerce
has been focusing a lot on criine prevention, -
an dealing with a lot of businesses that have
a high, cash-based environment.
Moving away from cash makes thel busi-


1 1. 1 e
flamueT CHlel SayS IROVE
wiH make firms illore
attractive to customers,
reduce cash handling and
RitmCliOD 10f CriminalS


news en ironment safer. Companies must
weigh the cotts of putting m electronic card
payments as an option, against the cost of
doing business in an environment where they
are being targeted because they have alot of
cash. When you weight the costs, you may
decide it is in your best interests to provide
electronic payment options."
Mrs Wright urged the Bahamian commer-
cialbanking industry to do "as they have been
doing" in responding to the needs ofcon-
sumer and business customers.
"Unless the financial services industry
responds to the grolving nationalneednever
mind global need, we'll be handicapping our
industry," she added.
Mrs Wright said electronic payment options
would also help businesses eliminate the recur-

SEE page 5B


PTC status to miss out on the
chance provided by the new leg-
islation to review their options."
The amendments to the Banks
and Trust Companies Regulation
Act 2000, and the accompanying
regulations, to facilitate the cre-
alion 01 PTCs in the Bahamus
bale been passed by Parliament.
Private Trust Compaines etiec.
tively act as holding vehicles for a
single trust. typically walled b\ a
high-net horib fa mill, and allow.
the settler to hate a bile more
control over the assets than a reg-
ular trust arrangement.
PTCs are seen as encouraging
thedevelopmentoffamilyoffices
.in the Bahamas, and attracting
highnetworthindividualstouse
this nation as their primary domi.
cile.
Before PTCs were placed on
the statute book, such structures
had to be facilitated through

.SEE page 5B


Wednesday night. The parade
was scheduled to end early
enough so that Bay Street would
be cleaned and returned to nor-
mal well in advance of the start of
business yesterday.
Although Bay Street merchants
were able to open for 9am, ful
vehicular traffic was not allowed
through until after 11am.
Given the small window of

SEE page 5B


SECTION


buinsstrbuemdi~ntMiami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, W~all Street


Restricted trusts


Firms urged to install electronic payment systems





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Kelll's liouse and
Home recently inade a
$Still donabon to The
Salvation Army.
Recessin the gift on
behalf of the Salvation
.\nny is Major .11ary
Lee Johnson
Flanking Major Johnson
are Barbara liarvel, left
and Dehorah Mckenzie,
bodi Head Cashiers at
Kell1' House and
Home.


t to recene
.hugue U. 0
11 |'0.111< unpor er
Wh.elf .-1 rh. St.
Vincent de Paul
Society of St.
Francis Navier
Catholic Church
{ setureJ werb ?.1
< up-1 kit so aghl
:ne ?.It lunct
fisul. Kelly s bare
Manager. Iknla
l iart ille. area loan
ager Sh:ml ice.
Ib..m pill ar.1p






Ab \ Icue Da is
center founJel an
thrector of the
Hopedale Cen-
ter a put ad lu
Rolls I antist
I one a who
recess a ison
dominen lan,
Kells a stall man-
hers Sandra F raw1
sales assistant in
the low department
(lefil and Sherise
11011. Sales .\s- I
tunt in Kelli
knen deparaucur.


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.\fr. Tel Fountain, Pre
ident of the Cancer
Society is pictured sur-
rounded by Kelly's
Ilouse and Home swif.
-.honl1 alter reccetug a
$500 donation on behalf
of the society. Kelly 's
staff members, left to
right are Shiricy Paul,
store manger. Sandra
Fraser, sales assistant,
Sheron Johnson, maks
assistant; \Is Gwen
Balles, bridal department
superli-sor. and Betty
. Cooper. bndal comultant


rC


'vlry. Billie Godel, repre-
senting The Babamas
Association for
Retired Persons. is
pictun-d receiving a 5500
cheque from \tr. Darnley
Sealy Kelly 's store


Picusrd usenune
the 550n donason
on behalf of Kell1'-,
House and Horne
are left. Asse
Know les and right
Cher11 Christle
130th ladies are Head
Cashier.< Receivaig
the cheque for the
Physically Chal-
lenged Chil-
dren's Commit-
tee is rulmmr-traul
his. Dowthy
Phillips







The Crisis Cen-
tre administrator.
Als Kelslan .Inme...
secently recened **
550M.ldonallon isoni
Kelil's How, and
Home
lictused with ble
.lames are Shiricy
Paul. Kellf-- lose
& In.timer mid III
< ..mper n *ht.
Kelli s Bndal on
sultant.


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Ms. Lillian Ed ards,
retired administrator of
the Ranfurly Home
for ChlIdren, is secu
accepting a $500 cheque
from Mr. Damley Scaly.
Kelly's store manger
his. Edwards received
the cheque on behalf of
the current adnunistra-
Lor, Mrs. Gordon, who
was unable to attend.


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Plump., werefort
of the Royal
Bahamas Police
Force Depen-
dants Trust ,
seen rescuing he
150s.I e. lin and
chann doomion
from Kelll's
House and Home
staff members
Slurley Paul. left,
e rotS Manager and


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Kelly's House and Home
toys salys assistapt,
Sheton Johnson present-
ed a $500 cheque to
Elizabeth Estates
Children's Home
adnunistrator, Regreta
Manus, right The flame
currently houses thirty-
two youngsters between
the ages of 12 and 18.


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LEGAL NOTICE

EURO AMERICAN FUNDING LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution commencing on the 22nd day of December,
2006. Articles of Dissolution have been duly registered
by the Registrar General. The Liquidator is Mr. Anthony
Dupuch of P.O.Box14-8166, Nassau, Bahamas.

All persons having Claims against the above-ndmed
Company are required on or before the 21st day of
January, 2007 to send their names and addresses and
particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator of
the Company, or in default thereof they may be excluded
from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved,
Anthong Dupach
Liqmdator

-
LegalNotice
NOTICE
,
MEZZANINE INVESTMENT LIMITED -

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) MEZZANINEINVESTMENTLIMITEDisin
voluntary dissolution under the provisions of
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 28th December, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackman, clo 1 Raffles Link
#05-02 Singapore 039393.

Dated this 29th day of December, A.D. 2006
Mr Mark Edward Jackman


I


THE CLEARING BANKS ASSOCIATION






BANKING HOURS

Christmas and New Years' Day Holidays



2 $
9:30a.m,-4:30p.m.(normalhanking hours)


MONDA ( DECEMBER 25, 2006 Closed


TUESDAY ( DECEMBER 26, 2006 Closed


Regular Banking hours will resume on
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 thru to
Thursday, December 28, 2006
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 29 206
9:30 a.m,- 4:30 pm, (nonnalhanking hours)


MONDAY JANUARY 1, 2007-Cased


Regular Banking hours will resume on
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
9:30 am, 3:00 p.m.






Bank of The Bahamas International First Caribbean internallonal Bank (Ashames) Ltatell
CitibankNA RoyalBankofCanada
Commonwealth Bank Limited Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limiled
FIdelitySank(Bahamas)Limited


Serves as the Voucher Examiner responsible for examiniilg and processing
a variety of vouchers submission to the certifying officer. The Voucher
Examiner also serves as the back up to the Chief Time-Keeper.


This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:


An Associate Degree in the area of Accounting or Finance.
Two years accounting experience or related fiscal work is required.
Must have a goodivorkitig knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:


Must have ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner and work
independently with minimum supervision
Must possess good oral and written communication skills.



BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:

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


Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or citizens who are eligible for
entphaynient under Bahamian laws and regulations


Applications forms are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday
through Friday at the security area of the American Embassy, Queen Street.
Completed applications should be returned to the Embassy addressed to the
Human Resources Office no later than Thursday, January 11, 2007.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2006, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


Bui s


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4. Sell by mail order
If you have products of wide
appeal, you could consider sell-
ing through mail order, through
catalogues and your website. If
you already sell a product that
regularly needs replacement
parts, why not offer a mail
order replacement scheme to
make it easier for the customer
to purchase. Give them the
choice of mailing in, or ordering
from, your website. Advantages
of this method are:
Wide market coverage.
High margins.
Disadvantages of this method
are:
Catalogues have high set-
up costs, and require much
management time.
There may be resistance
from customers who prefer to
view the products first.
5. Sell via website
Most products can be sold by
awebsiteparticularlyintellec-
tual property such as books and
downloadable software. Hay-
ing a website is a great way to
complement your other distri-
butiop methods, and can be
used for capturing a consumer
database as well as acquiring
the order. The advantages of
thismethodare:
Relatively low cost of entry.
Higher margins by cutting
out the middleman.
Access to global markets.
Transparency, as your
product and pricing can be
compared to the competition.
However, websites require a
lot of work to write content, to
host, to perform search engine
placement and to market.
6. Sell through franchising
This is where you offer some-
one else the opportunity to sell
your product, using your busi-
ness product model You can


PLACE is the fourth part of
the marketing mix (Product,
Price, Promotion, Place and
Positioning), and deciding how
you are going to distribute
(place) your product into the
marketplace is an important
consideration for your compa-
ny. You have several options.
You can sell direct, or through
retailers and wholesalers, your
website, or by mail order. Each
method of distribution has its
own advantages and disadvan-
tages.
1. Sell from your own
premises
The most obvious channel to
market is to sell to the con-
sumer from your own premises,
be it a building, stall or stand.
Whichever way you do it, make
sure your premises look attrac-
tive for people to enjoy the
shopping experience.
An attractive physical loca-
tion will give confidence to your
consumers. Consider your
options carefully, as bricks and
mortarpremisesarecostlywith
high overhead costs.
2. Sell via retailers
If you are a manufacturer
and your product has .mass
appeal, you could consider sell-
ing through retailers. Your
product will need to be popular,
attractively priced, of good
quality, attractively packaged,
be display able and robust
enough to be handled. And you
must be able to deliver in suit-
able quantities at the times the
retailers want the product.
Advantages of this method are:
You can reach a lot of
potential customers in one
place.
It is relatively quick to set


you then get royalties from
their sales. The advantages of
this method are: a
It could lead to quick
growth and be very profitable.
The disadvantages are:
Extremely time consuming
and expensive to set up, as you
need to provide a whole bust-
ness system, marketing support,
legal agreements, operations
manual, and initial training as it
is needed.
As you can see, there are sev-
eral ways to bring your prod-
uct to market and you should
try a combination to spread the
risk.
Don't be an antipreneur and
make the following mistakes:
Don't consider the various
routes to market.
Confuse your various cus.
towers by not thinking through
your strategy for example, if
you launch a mail order busi-
ness to discount your product,
make sure you consider the
impact on your retailers first.
Distribution is not easy to get
right. Marketing your business
is an important area and will
require constant effort. So, in
order to avoid the trap of
antipreneurship, make sure you
spend some time on this area
as it could pay large dividends
for your future busmess suc-
cess.
NB: Adapted from his
upcoming book, Antipreneur-
ship And How to Avoid It'
Mark draws on 20 years of top
level business, marketing and
communications experience in
London and the Bahamas. He
is chief operating officer of
www.ezpzemail.com, currently
lives in Nassau, and can be con-
tacted at
markalexpalmer@mac.com
@ Mark Palmer. All rights


the retailer will take a larger
chunk of your profits.
Most retailers will buy from
you on credit and are known
to be slow payers.
Your orders may only be
accepted on sale or return basis,
with you also having to pay the
transportation cost of the
returns.
If they become too large a
client, if they cancel orders or
pay late, it could damage your
business.
3. Sell via an independent
sales force
If you have a product that
has a wide appeal, you may
consider direct selling via an
independent sales force. This
is a suitable approach for cos-
metics, adult product lines,
household products, jewellery,
and dietary products.
You can sell either through
straight commissions, or
through a network or multi-ley-
eLmarketing .(1VILM) scheme,
where salespeople can recruit
other salespeople and get a cut
from their sales as well. The
advantages of this method are:
You can get good market
coverage.
Your margins will be high-
er as you are cutting out the
middleman.
The disadvantages are:
Direct sales teams and
MLM schemes are difficult and
expensive to set up.


up. They can be time consum-
It requires less of yotir man- ing to manage, as you have to
agreement time. perform market research, test
the products, recruit salespeo-
Your disadvantage are: . ple, train them. manage them


The American Embassy is presentlyr considering


'.i


VOUCHER EXAMINER








I ) (


Bahamas Supermarkets Limited
Notification of Delay in Completion of
2006 Audited Financial Statements

Bahamas Supermarkets Limited informs of the delay in the completion of the audit of its
consolidated financial statements for the year ended June 28, 2006 by its independent
auditors, KPMG, Chartered Accountants. Administrative issues relating to the transition
of majority ownership and the comprehensive conversion of information techno ogy
platforms and software applications delayed the timely completion of the audit.
The annual report of Bahamas Supennarkets Limited containing the company's audited
consolidated financial statements for the year ended June 28, 2006 were distributed on
December 28, 2006.
The Annual General Meeting ofBahamas Supermarkets Limited will be held at 6 pm,
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at the British Colonial Hotel,. 1 Bay Street, Namou. The
Bahamas.

Bahamas Supermarkets Limited
P. O. Box N 3738
Nassau, Bahamas
(242 I 393-2830


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that VASHTIE ELAINE HEPBURN
OF #475 HAWAII AVENUE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registrationinaturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows ariy reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 29TH day of
December, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that SUMINTRA JANETTE SEERAM
OF #58 WISTERIA DRIVE, P.O.BOX F-44579, 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
dif the facts entruin twenty-eight days from the 22ND day of
December, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
%hd Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


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PAGE 4B, ~FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2006


A MAJOR Barbados brew-
ery has paid $3.75 million to
acquire a 30 per cent stake in
the Bahamian Coca-Cola man-
ufacturer, giving it access to
what it believes are higher
profit margins.
The Tribune revealed in the
summer that Banks (Barba-
dos) Breweries was a key play-
er in the CARIBCO group put
together by Walter Wells, for-
mer senior vice-president for
commercial and mortgage
lending at Commonwealth
Bank, that acquired Caribbean
Bottling Company (Bahamas)
for $10.6 million.
Richard Cozier, Banks
Holdings' chief executive, told
a recent press conference in


Barbados that the CARIBCO
investment would generate
extra revenues for the Barba-
* dian firm, as profit margins in
the Bahamas were higher than
in its home nation.
Banks' participation in the
CARIBCO group is under-
stood to have been encouraged
by Coca-Cola, which as the
master franchisor had to
approve the purchase.
Banks is the distributor of
Coca-Cola products in Barba-
dos, making it a 'good fit' for
the Bahamian operation,
which is having to be rebuilt.
The Barbadian brewery also
will be able to bring all its man-
ufacturing and.distribution
expertise to bear on the


Bahamas operation, creating
opportunities to exploit syner-
gies and economies of scale.
Banks was founded in St
Michael, Barbados, in 1961,
and brews filtered beer. Its
best-known brand is its lager,
Banks Beer.
Apart from Coca-Cola, the
Bahamian franchise distributes
Fanta and Schweppes products
in addition to Coca-Cola, along
with the Dasani and Aqua
Royal Water products.
Banks'involvement with the
CARIBCO purchase marked
the latest in a string of invest-
ments in the Bahamas by
major Barbadian firms.
Sagicor, the large financial
services conglomerate, sparked


the Barbadian rush by acquir-
ing a 20 per cent stake in Fam-
ily Guardian, the BISX-listed
life and health insurer.
That was followed by Bar-
bados Shipping & Trading's
participation in the BSL Hold-
ings group that acquired Winn-
Dixie's majority 78 per cent
stake in Bahamas Supermar-
gets, and then Banks' involve-
ment in the CARIBCO trans-
action.
The Banks and Barbados
Shipping & Trading deals
caused some controversy when
they were revealed, with claims
that both companies were dis-
guising their equity participa-
tion as 'unsecured loans' to cir-
cumvent the need for govern-
ment approhls. This was vehe-
mently denied by the parties
involved.
The 30 per cent stake that
Banks has taken in CARIB-
CO would have to tre
approved by the Bahamian
government.
re urdrm bo d Cebne
tral Bank of the Bahamas, on
the exchange control side, and
the Government's Investments
Board and NationalEconomic
ouncilbNEeC)tibecauseBanks
In addition, manufacturing
and distribution businesses are
supposed to be reserved for
100 per cent Bahamian own-
ership, so the Government
would have had to waive its
National Investment Policy to
appr This, agam,1s likely to revive
calls for the whole concept of
the National Investment Policy
- and the supposed reserving
of specific Industries for
Bahamians only to be revisit-
ed.


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Sandyport Private Madboxes

The Postmaster General of the
Bahamas would like to announce that the
Sandy ort ostal mailbox facility
will open effective
Tuesday 2nd January 2007


All persons who have applied for
mailboxes at this facility can make
inquiries at the Cable Beach Post Office
between the hours of
9:00a.m. 5:00p.nt. Monday to Friday.


Cred it Suisse (Ba hamas) Limited

is presently considering applications for a

anna asms omsrs on


The position is open to candidates with the following minimum requirements:

Qualifications:
A minimum of four (4) years experience in a Securities Administration
Department of an offshore bank
PC Literacy (MS Word, Access, Excel )
Knowledge of capital and money markets and instruments (bonds,
equities, options, fiduciaries)
Knowledge of payment wire transfer
Experience with mutual funds administration
A Bachelor's degree with concentration in Finance, Economics,
Accounting or Business Administration

Personal QuaHties:
Excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills
A commitment to service excellence
Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision

Benefits provided include:
Competitive salary and performance bonus
Pension Plan
Health and Life Insurance
Other fringe benefits

ONLY PERSONS WITH SECURITIES TRADING AND ADMINISTRATION
EXPERIENCE NEED APPLY.

Applications should be submitted:

Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-4928
Nassau, Bahamas
or via fax 356-8148


DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY 12m, 2007


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2006, PAGE 5B .


FROM page 1B

ring problems of bounced and
returned cheques, which plays
havoc with company cash-
flows and profits.
"It is proven that the cre-
ation of business generated by
these options far outweighs
the cost," Mrs Wright said,
"It's a win-win for all con-
cerned. It's safer for the con-
sumer, it's safer for the busi-
ness, the money goes direct
into the business bank
account, and.there are no
bounced cheques or employee
pilfering. It's just smart busi-
ness in this day and age."


interested in tapping into the buy-
ing power the group's size would
provide it with.
An alliance was never con-
summated, though, but it would
have enabled the Bahamian retail
group to achieve better discounts
and prices from the luxury brands
that supply it with product, thus
.improving margins and overall
profitability.
Rival luxury goods retailers,
such as Little Switzerland and
Diamonds International, either
have the scale to achieve better
discounts from the brands, or
manufacture their own goods,
thus placing them at a competi-
tive advantage.


actively impacted by the post-
ponement of the parade to a
working evening.
Sarah Hug, the owner of
Sarah's Secrets, said the Junior
Junkanoo parade went more
smoothly in terms of clean-up,
and agreed it had to do with the
time that parade ended.
She noted that she was diverted
on her way to the store yester-
day morning, and when The Trt-
bune spoke with her on Thurs-
day around 11am, she said the
roads were still blocked by road
crews.
"Yesterday, (Wednesday) we
lost so much time after Bay Street
was closed early at a very busy
time of year," Ms Hug said.
She added that mariy mer-
chants were so over" the
Junkanoo parades and the dis-
ruptions they caused to retailers.
In addition, she said she had
customers in her store express-
ing fear that prisoners were a part
of the clean-up efforts without
apparent supervision.
Solomon's Minbs' stores at


Caves Village, the retail complex
in western New Providence at the
junction of Blake Road and West
Bay Street, have closed, sources
told The Tribune yesterday. It
was unclear whether the closure,
said to have happened before
Christmas, was just temporary or
a more permanent arrangement.
The news came after media
speculation surfaced that rival
jewellery and luxury goods retail-
er, Diamonds International, was
set to acquire five of the
Solomon's Mines' group's stores.
The Tribune understands that
Diamonds International has long
been interested in acquiring all
or part of Solomon's Mmes, but it
is unclear whether a deal has
either been completed or is in the
works.
Earlier this year, The Tribune
revealed that Solomon's Mines
was in talks with Swiss luxury
goods retailer Dufry over a
potential strategic balance.
Dufry operates about 370
shops in 32 countries and already
has a strong Caribbean presence,
and Solomon's Mines was most


agreement stipulates that institu-
tions can apply once the job has
been advertised and no suitable
Bahamian has come forward.
Renewal applications must be
submitted "no later than four
weeks" prior to the work permit's
expiration, but some jobs could
be exempt from advertising if the
Ministry approves such requests.
These would be for the senior, or
one of the most senior, posts in
the operation.
If a financial institution wishes
an employee, for whom a work
permit application is pending, to
work in the Bahamas, the Direc-
tor of Immigration can issue a
temporary permit for a three-
month period.
The agreement allows for per-
sons visiting the Bahamas to
attend meetings of Board of
Directors and shareholders of
financial institutions.
"In these instances, the Min-
istry should be advised where per-
sons visit the Bahamas for such
purposes," the document said.
'Upon receipt of the communi-
cation indicating the visitor's
name and nationality, the Min-
istry will issue an acknowledge-
ment within 48 hours."
The Ministry committed to
liaise with the Ministry of Finan-
cial Services and Investments and
financial services regulators oh
issues impacting financial services
work permits, and promised to
' dedicate increased resources" to
the sector.


ing financial services industry ser-
vice providers work permits" that
generated its growth, and provid-
ed "sustained growth for Bahami-
ans employed in the industry".
All permits would be subject
to the required due diligence and
regulatory processes, and when
reviewing applications the Min-
istry will account for whether the
job involved will benefit the
Bahamas economically; whether
there was an "overall" shortage of
qualified Bahamians for the post;
and either an "immediate short-
age" of qualified Bahamians or
the institution was "making a sig-
nificant long-term commitment


to training and retraining of
Bahamians".
The agreement says the Min-
istry would require details on the
training programme and annual
reports on the progress of the
trainees,
The final criteria for assessing
work permit applications involves
whether the post and others -
would not exist if not filled by a
non-Bahamian.
This would-apply to work per-
mit applications for the owner or
president of the institution, or
workers who performed vital
roles "and bring skills and expe-
rience to the Bahamas". Such
applications will be analysed on
"a case-by-case basis".
The agreement provides for
Bahamian financial institutions
to notify the Departglent of
Labour of their job vacancies as
soon as possible, allowing the
Department to "search its
increasingly comprehensive and
confidential databank of skilled
Bahamialis, located inside and
outside the Bahamas, for consid-
eration by the financial institu-
tions".
Banks and trust companies
were also encouraged to provide
assessments of their manpower
needs to the Government, so
training could be co-ordinated,
and give Bahamians the chance to
work outside the Bahamas for
three-six month and one-three
year periods.
The agreement says Bahami-
an institutions should also indi-
cate "the likelihood" of a
Bahamian assailing the position
filled by an expatriate executive
on a work permit, and the likely
Omeede before tshe Bahamian
On work permit renewals, the


THE TRIBUNE


Retailers count cost


oedc ser

private trust status


re cOeMtpuasgecomBpanies,
*. which were exposed to a much
heavier level of Central Bank
regulation, and thus incurred
higher costs.
Meanwhile, Mr Foot said that
/ in 2007 the Central Bank would
4 issue draft guidelines on the
handling of dormant accounts
* to the financial services indus-
try, in addition to a Market Risk
guideline when technical assis-
tance was available.
He also foreshadowed a
review and update on the Cen-
tral Bank's position on the
Basel II Capital Accord, so that
both foreign and Bahamian-
owned institutions in the
Bahamas knew where they
stood
Mr Foot said the guidelines
on external auditors for bank
and trust companies had been
finalized, and he confirmed that
"all existing auditors are grand-
fathered. They have been
accepted by us even if in a few
cases you may have no audit
trail to show that"
He also drew attention to the
notice circulated by the Central
Bank about Colombian-based
companies and individuals that
had been cited by the US Trea_
sury over their involvement in
drug trafficking.


FROM page 1B



time to restore Bay Street, most
merchants said the crews did a
good job.
Tim Lightbourne, general man-
ager of the Perfume Shop, said
the Junior Junkanoo parade also
held earlier this month on a week
day, went smoothly, which he
attributed to the fact that the
parade ended early enough to
allow a lot of time to clean up.
He said that while he was able
to open on time yesterday, he was
unable to use his parking facilities
as they were still covered with
urine and garbage.
"The police and everyone did
their jobs and worked very hard.
The problem was that the parade
lasted for so long," he said.
Mr Lightbourne said he did not
understand why a parade had to
last so long, particularly given the
fact that it was started at 8 pm,
and merchants were given the
assurance they would not be neg-


Im igato commit to_ si weeks~ fo fiania permits ~~~TTT\1T.~1 C:~L ~~ ~~CY


FROM page lB


Forum report had warned,
The "framework" agreement,
developed since 2005 following
consultations between the BFSB
and the Ministry of Labour,
Immigration and Training, is
designed to address these weak-
nesses and make the Bahamas a
more attractive financial services
jurisdiction for international
banks and trust companies.
The agreement says the Min-
istry of Immigration, Labour and
' Training was "receptive to grant-









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BISX ALL SHARE INDEX,: CLOSE 1,675.94 / CHG -00.14 (%CHG -00 01 / YTD 326.23 / YTD % 24.08 .
so.... seas.. on s. e., Pro,.o.- Close Toda, a Close Char.g-a DarI, sol EPS I DI. & P-E Vield
1 0 a so -se.,-,-, r.sseness a si on a co ., 2,3 0 000 so a on
12.05 10.25 Bahamas Property Fund 11.00 11.00 0.00 1.689 0.400 6.5 3.64%
8.03 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 8.03 8.03 0.00 813 0.796 Oa260 10.1 3.24%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.76 0.76 0.00 0.265 0.020 2.9 2.63%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.75 1.75 0.00 0.199 0.060 8.8 3.43%
1.49 1.10 Fidelity Bank 1.25 1.25 0.00 0.170 0.050 7.4 4.00%
10.00 9.05 Cable Bahamas 10.00 10.00 0.00 0.715 0.240 14.0 2.40%
2.20 1.64 Colina Holdings 1.90 1.90 0.00 0.078 0.040 24.4 2.11%
12.54 9.00 Commonwealth Bank 12.51 12.51 0.00 0.943 0.680 12.5 5.44%
6.26 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.03 5.23 0.20 15,000 0.134 0.045 37.6 0.89%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.295 0.000 8.5 0.00%
6.21 5.54 Famguard 5.79 5.79 0.00 0.552 0.240 10.5 4.15%
12.02 10.70 Finco 12.02 12.02 0.00 0.779 0.570 15.4 4.74%
4 rsH'aribbean 14 5 1415 O OO O. 6 185.54 3.
1.15 0.50 Freeport Concrete 0.55 0.55 0.00 -0.170 0.000 NIM 0.00%
10.20 7.15 ICD Utilities 7.15 7.15 0.00 0.532 0.135 13.4 1.89%
9.10 8.52 J. S. Johnson 8.60 8.60 0.00 0.588 0.560 14.6 6.51%
10 00 10 00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.269 0.255 7.9 2.55%
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2006, PAGE 7B


TfHE TRIBUNE BUSINESS


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time you have three hearts instead of
two. This seemingly trivial factor
enhances the overall value of your
hand because game in hearts now
looms as an additional possibility. If
partnernextbidsthreenotrumpyou
will naturally be delighted to pass.

3. Three hearts. The jump-raise to
hee a 2an a h esnp e

e e em
if he does elect to pass. Note that it
would be wrong to respond two dia-
mondsdw b is not a forcing bid by
a passe .
4. Four hearts. Here you must
take the bull by the horns and bid
game without testing your luck to see
whether partner would bid again
over a three-heart response. Never
trust partners in such situations.
When you feel sure your side has a
game and you passed initially, you
must bid game straightaway.
5. Two notrump. This response,
after passing originally, shows 11 or
12.pojpty,,gtopportan thathraggde
suits and notrump distribution.
That's what you have, so you bid two
notrump and leave the rest to partnerr.


You are South, both sides vulner-
able. The bidding has been:
East South West North
Pass Pass Pass 1 9
Pass ?
What would you bid now with
each of the followmg five hands?
1. + J9 V 97 4 863 AKQ754
QJ 6
: :9


1. Two clubs. It might be tempting
to respond three clubs after having
passed originally, in order to show
close to an opening bid, but the fact
is that partner's one-heart bid has not
really added to the value of your
hand. It is true that partner might
pass two clubs,.but if he does, it is
not likely you will have lost a game.
It is important to remember that
wo clubs 1s an affirmative bid show-
alg 10 orp has tn ,sp m
give full weight to this
orward-going response.
2. Three clubs.Prospects for game e
e now much better, because this


F RI DAY,
DE0 EMBER 29
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Feelmg fizzled out, Aries? It could
at p n BT lea yourself too
Take the early part of this year to sit
back and relax.
TAURUS Apr 211May 21
hi c a e u un
Think positively and you'll reach
great heights.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Think before you speak when you're
called to intervene in a situation,
Gemini. Though you can offer
words of wisdom, let the other par-
ties do the compromising.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
There is success coming your way, you
just need to keep your eyes peeled in
anticipation, Cancer. However, there
are two sides to every coin, and this
good news also brings some bad.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
You sometimes have to lose before
you can win, Leo, and this will
become apparent in the next few
days. Stay the course and you will
come out OK.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
If you have all the answers, Virgo,
why aren't people constantly asking
your advice? Realize that you can
learn a thing or two from someone
else, especially this week.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
If you're in the mood for romance,
Libra, then you'll be justly rewarded.
Now is the time to spend quality time
with that special person in your life
because soon you'll be busier than ever.

$RN n n eo en is
week, Scorpio. Mull over all of
your problems and you'll soon find
that you have the solutions right at
your fingertips.
SAGIITARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Silence can be deafening, especially
when you're awaiting an outcome to
a sticky situation, Sagittarius. All
you can do is be patient and trust that
things will work out.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 .
A financial folly leaves you coming up
short, Capricom. It's time to buckle
down and stretch those dollars as far as
they can go. Otherwise, you could end
up in a pickle by mid year.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Why wrestle with a concern alone
when you have loved ones you can
trust to assist you, Aquarius? Put
some of your worries m another per-
son's hands.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20
You will find hidden meanmgs in
the most mundane things, Pisces.
The trouble will be figuring out
what the big message is.


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letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here? In
making a word, each letter may
be used once only. Each must
e e r letter and
nine-letter word. No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGEr
Good 14; very good 21;
I tt2o o re).


DowN
2 Feadul to go far, perhaps, for help
(6)
3 III-disposed as ever? (6)
4 LittlegIrfsgranny(3)
5 Simple saint? (5)
6 Exceedsincheating? (7)
1 Oneretiringlookingpale(4)
8 Recluseshowingmisguidedmirth
aboutanegghead(6)
12 It'stransmittedespeciallyaround
the sous (4
13 Sort of heel on the West Side (5)
34 Close to loveless in a dark time (5)
tS Inhuman, often flashy fellow (5)
IS Shown new bread (5)
28 Look around for a tip-top boy (5)
19 I'm given a position, or placed (7)
21 By Ned, possibly fashioned in a
stupid way (6)
22 Indian food of a Hebrew prophet in
South Africa (6)
23 By the end of the month, many
may be in the club (6) .
25 "Street"character in Peny Mason
episodes (5)
26 Sound of drilling or burrowing (4)
28 High point of the tube network (3)


ACROSS
1 Irishnameforabitofvemishinacan
6 B eak(ast food one geIs around
Southendsometimestakenincourt
(5)
9 gtaleful@,puFrachare
10 Freshanda
II ApartforDameThora(5)
12 Sullenenoughtolowetodowrongin
filycase(4
one )0
17 Appearingin she's (4)
28 Game in which a seed has a lotto
hide (6)
29 Lives wilh the French, but may well be
Brilish (Q
20 Buzz of and leave ine out of the
house (2,4)
22 Thus, tome, perhapsnotmuch (4)
28 We must doso or die in the attempt
25 ked of Ted abed
26 Verdants an old out
. West (5)
27 Tomanyinthe States, admwbacki(5)
H mough to shout MIy when
29 rs with un 0
30 Vegetable grown In orchards (5)
St Pearfs mother hasabitof landto the
north (5)


From a game on
instantchess.com, 2006. Many
amateur intemet players
answer 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 with the
ancient Philider Defence 2...d6
without being aware of 6
dangers. Reply 3 d4, and some
will go 3...Nc6 when 4 Bb5
gives a favourable Ruy Lopez.
Timid people will choose 3...f6
when you can often pull off the
trap 4 Bc4 Ne7 5 dxe5 fxe5 6
Nxe51 dxe5 7 afl+ Kxil 8 Qxd8.
Others will select 3...Bg4 4 dxe5
8xf3 5 Qxf3, a classic sequence
4 ag
against two aristocrats where
Qf6, f6 or Nf6 are all strongly
countered by 6 qb31. But most
Phildorites go for 3...exd4 4
Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Be7 and the
roudne 0-0 and Nc6/Nbd7.
Against that White should


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a

6


3
2
1
a b c d a f a h
attack by 6 8f4 with Qd2, 0-0-0, f3
and g4. In today's p M
tried to &
by graWng & g4 yea
find himself besieged on the g file.
How does White (to play) force
victory?
EONARD GARDEN


ACROSS
Cheshire town
(5)
PgasUme )
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W By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
IF THERE'S one athlete who
deserves to be recognized as the
Bahamas Associatioh of Athletic
Associations' Female Athlete of the
Year, American sprinter Lauryn
Williams said it should beDebbie
Ferguson-McKenzie.
Williams, who was here last year
for the wedding of Ferguson-McKen-
zie, is back as the special guest at the
BAAA's awards banquet tonight at
Sandals Royal Bahamian Hotel.
"I'm very excited that they have
chosen me to be the guest at the ban-
quet," said Williams, in an interview
with The Tribune from her hotel
room
"I think it's very important that
we all band together in the sport of
'o'::::o"iet'edc and u er u
sport, not like soccer or the other
sports like basketball.',
Accompanied by her parents,
Williams said it would be a thrill to
see the BAAA present Ferguson-
McKenzie, her training partner at
the University of Miami, with the
Female Athleteof the Year award
tonight.
"She had an excellent year,


SF alc ons


TRIBUNE SPORTS


PAGE 8B, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2006


M BASKETBALL
By RRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
ONE day after a heart-
breaking one point loss to the
visiting Eight Mile Rock
Bluejays, the Jordan Prince
William Falcons rebounded
against the Telios Cherubins
with a 10-point victory.
On day two of the CI Gib-
son High School Basketball
Tournament at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium yesterday,
the Falcons flew past the
Cherubins 48-38 to avenge
their 41-40 loss to the Blue-
jays on Wednesday night.
"To me, it was an okay
game for them to come back
after the loss to Eight Mile
Rock,'' said Prince William's
head coach Godfrey
McQuay.
"But the team is not the
caliber that we can gain any
extra mileage off. But this
gave us the opportunity to
put the bench on and give
them a chance to play. We
were just the better team
today."
Ollen Smith and Don-
nathan Moss both scored 12
points as they helped the Fal-
cons take a 13-6 margin at the
end of the first quarter,
extending it to 22-10 at the
half.

Contributed
Point guard Rashard
Williams contributed all sev-
en of his points in the second
quarter, but he had to leave
the game with a slight injury
and didn't return.
Telios, coming off a 55-50
decision over the Kingsway
Academy Saints on Wednes-
day, played without theit big
man. Travis Bowleg -and they
didn't have thehelp they
neede o e Fal-
cons.
Darius Adams led their
attack viith 13, while Walter
Charlton had nine and Oliver
Dorsette and Brett Smith
both chipped in with seven.
Coach Dave Adamrsaid
they just didn't have the
intensity that they had-in their
opemng game.
"I thought Prince William
were very effective. They had
a very good passing game.
They were very crisp, very
good," he reflected. We just
didn't execute. But we will
change what we did today
and we will be back."
Eight Mile Rock's .coach
Quintin Hall said his squad
is here to play.
"It's going to be tough, but
we just have to see how we
adjust every year and they get
their legs underneath them,"
he said. "It's good for them
because a lot of them don't
get to travel, so they just have


SFALCONS point guard Ollen Smith goes up for two of his 12 points


to understand that they have
to en oy playing together,
especially in high sch 1."
In one of the earlier games
played, the Mt Carme _Cava-
liers also rebounded from a
36-29 loss to the Government
High Magicmen on Wednes-
day by pulling off a 57-46 win
over the CV Bethel Stingrays.
Taquil Ferrier came up
with a game high 27 points,
including 15 in the first half as
they took a 27-241ead. Travis
Smith scored 14 and Glenville
Mackey and Jason Anderson
both added six.
."I made a coaches' boo-
boo yesterday. I had my bclys
in the gym for four hours
before we played," said Cay-
aliers' coach Ray Evans.
"Today; we came about -a
hour before game time, went
outside got loose and we went
on the court and showed how
we are capable of playing."
The Stingrays were coming
off a 57-32 rout over the vis-
iting South Andros Cheetahs,
but coach Thyrment Johnson
said they were not aggressive
at all against the Cavaliers.


"We came with a lapsed
attitude, I guess because they
felt they were playing Mt.
Carmel," he reflected.
'But I told them that they
need to come out and play
hard. The hustle wasn't there
and they didn't follow my
instructions."
Also early yesterday, the
visiting Wolmers High from
Kingston, Jamaica rebounded
from their opening loss to the
CC Sweeping Cobras to hand
the St. John's Giants
their second straight loss, 45-
38.
Everton Jhulur had 10,
including eight in the first
quarter as they opened a 13-6
lead; Adrian Blake had eight;
Dale Copeland seven and
Larone Williams six in the
win.
For the Giants, Denzel
Barr scored a game high 12,
while Shanaiz Williams had
11 and Ricardo Moultrie
chipped in with eight.
Romel Johnson scored 23
and Lavardo Rubins had l4
in the loss.
Late Wednesday night, the


B MT. CARMEL forward Travis Stuart gets tangled up while going for a layup.


in thie.win. Kassi Michaels


nine in the loss. Nemnon


Rattlers clobbered King's


Lauryn Williams backs Debbie for BMAA award


down to the-200, Williams said it's
going to be tough.
"I think there are some very good
females competing in the sport," she
reflected. "In the next two years, we
should see some great talent because
there's a bunch of athletes, not just
one or two taking the spotlight.
"I think there will be a lot of girls
who will be stepping up, so I expect
to see some very fast times and
maybe even some records broken."
Even though she's here for the .
banquet, Williams said she didn't {|
neglect the opportunity to stay sharp V 1 1 v vi IM
by continuing her training routine.
She said she also attended the Box-
ing Day Junkanoo Parade on Bay
Street-on Wednesday night and she
was thrilled with all of the groups, I VM v V v
especially the Valley Boys.
e'I was very pleased to see all of
ecma v that w n i u
the groups. They were very nice.
Williams said she just wants to
"wish Debbie good luck" and hope-
fully she can provide some encour-
agement to the younger athletes.


A SPRINTER Lauryn Williams
(APFILEPhoto)


rebounding from a not so great year
the year before because of a serious
of injuries," Williams proclaimed. "I
think if anyone deserves it, it is Deb-
bie."
Williams, 23, also had an injury-
prone year after she clinched the
2005 World Championship title in
the 100 metres and ran on the victo-
rious American 4 x 100 relay team.


When asked if we can expect to
see her back at full strength this year
as she prepares to defend her title
m Osaka, Japan in August, Williams
said: "I hope so .
I'm taking off the indoor season
and hopefully I will be healthy 14
the time the outdoor rolls around.

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. . .
on for the Umversity of Miami, said
they have been working hard at
preparing for the upcoming season.
Hopefully I can defend my world
titBe In ptr Tf d of com-
petitors, including Jamaican Sherone
Simpson, who donated the 100 this
year and quarter-miler Sanya
Richards, who ls planning on coming


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they missed out, on a clean
sweep at the games, the team
was still able to set a.few
records.
They finished in second spot,
after holding the lead heading
into the final day. The future in
this sport is bright for the
Bahamas with names like Alana
Dillette, Arianna Vanderpob1
Wallace, Nikia Deveaux, Tre-
vano McPhee, Jetaughn Saud-
ners and Dante Taylor all m
form.
4) Basketball: The Bahamas
has made gigantic leaps in bas-
ketball and the juniors are lead-
ing the way.
The junior meti and women's
squads had some great show-
ings at Tournament of the
Americas,.despitefinishing sixth
and seventh respeerively. At the
Central Basketball Champi-
onships,* both teams just
missed out on medals, finishing
fourth.
This basketball listing would-
n't be complete ifwe didn't add
the CI Gibson Rattlers.


The Rattlers had to be includ-
ed after capturing the Hugh
Campbell title again this
year.
Their victory proved that the
New Providence based school
teams can compete against the
Freeport based schools.
5) Cricket: At one time, crick-
et was the top sport in the
Bahamas, attracting-some of
our top players.
It is to this note members of
the Bahamas Cricket Associa-
tion (BCA) have decided to
inake some changes.
As the sport continues to
grow around the world, the
BCA has made sure that they
aren't gettmg left behind.
This year the Bahamas
became a part of history, cola-
peting in the Stanford 20/20 sev-
en-a-side tournament.
The tournament, the first of
its kind held in Antigua, attract-
ed top teams from around the
Caribbean.
The Bahamas took part but
were unable to advance to the
next round.
Since then the BCA has host-
ed a seven-a-side tournament
and will be looking to host sev-
eral other events in a bid to
attract more of the nation's
youth.
6) Rugby: This is another
sport that is making a
surge forward in the Bahamas,
gathering numbers to
build a more attractive pro-
gramme.
The rugby national teams
have been making an impact as
has Dan Woodside, currently
training in England.
The sport is now ranked in
90th in the world and is hoping
to improve on the rankings in
this upcoming year.
7) Softball: Who could forget
the splendid performance of our
men's softball team at the Cen-
tral American and Caribbean
Games held in Cartagena,
Colombia, this year?
Led by Edney 'the Heat'
Bethel, the softball men's team
recorded their best showing in
many years on the internation-
al and Caribbean level.
An honourable mention must
also go the ElectroTelecom
Wildcats for their dominance
on the local scene.
8) Volleyball: Since the
Bahamas Volleyball Federation
brought regional volleyball back
to the Bahamas the sport is
firmly on the road to sticcbss.
The teams anay not have
placed in the medal rounds, but
the most important point of the
event was giving the sport a
chance to.grow locally and
allowing the Bahamas to
see first hand the level the
other Caribbean countries are
on.


in April and the World Junior
Championships in August.
Close to 60 medals were col-
lected by the squads, not to
mention the national record set
by Derrick Atkips.
But the. juniors didn't only
reign supreme on their level,
some stepped oilto the senior
stage assisting where possible.
At the World Indoor Games,
young Donald Thomas starred
for the Bahamas in the high
jump, finishing fourth at the
games,
The slinky jximper did an
excellent job considering he
compeled in basketball shoes.
The sur ge by the [tiniors was
also recognized by coaches of
universities and colleges abroad.
This year was tso a record
breaking one for the BAAA as
they witnessed more than 10
student-athletes secure full paid
scholarships to Division I
schools.
3) Swimming: The perfor-
mance by this year's Carifta
team wgh remarkable. Although


M By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
TEAM sports in the
Bahamas have had a hugely
successful year both in com-
petition and with flourishing
programmes for athletes.
One sport in particular has
made huge leaps forward: soc-
cer. As a result, the Bahamas
Football Association (BFA)
national soccer side is The Tri-
bune's top team of 2006.-
1) Soccer: This year's men's
soccer team blazed up the inter-
national soccer rankings, gain-
ing respect from the Confeder
ation of North, Central Ameri
can and Caribbean Association
Football and FIFA, the gov-
erning body of the sport.
The men's national team
gained attention after fine per-
formances in the first round of
the Digicel Caribbean Cup.
Playing out of Group E, the
Baharitas' first challenge was to
get past teams like Cuba, Cay-
man Islands and the Turks and


The programme is not only
vibrant in New Providence but
the Family Islands as well.
The Bahamas also has an
excellent women's national
tqam and under 17 programme
for both men and women.
2) Track and Field: The track
and field year belonged to the
junior members of the Bahamas
Association of ,4thlet c Associ-
ations(BAAA).
With more than six junior
squads traveling to different
meets around the world, the
upcoming track and field stars
proved not only to Bahamians
but those on the international
arena that they are on the up-
The junior dominance was
seen in the Carifta Games, held


Caicos, in order to advance to
the second round, which was set
for Barbados in late November,
Success at this tournament
moved the country from the
193rd spot on the world rank-
ings to tlie-138th. In the next
round in Barbados, the
Bahamas may base struggled
against. tough teams like Bar-
bados; Tiermuda and St Vincent
and the Grenadines, but the
sport continued to rise in the
country with a vibrant youth
developmental programme.
The Bahamas Soccer Acade-
myjust one of the programmes
created by the Bahamas Foot-
ball Association, introduces
young aspiring soccer players
to the proper techniques, rules
and regulations of the game.


M OLLEN SMITH, Prince William
Falcons point guard, takes on a Telioz
Cherubins defender as be heads to the
basket yesterday. Falcons won 48-38.
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