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no ansr ers..
Relatives of the men have
called for NFS to come clean
on their involvement in having
their loved ones arrested in the
US and ~have questioned the
legalitjr of the arrests.
.1 wi e of ine fttheLfv me, sh
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pose of the meeting was,
because they had received no
, real answers.
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that she is lost like everyone
else on that...as far as she is con-
cerned shie had clothing to do
ivith it," said Mrs Tony.
She said that even 1;he gener-
dem aoastatmeDt but ha
nothing substantial to con-
14~i t.'O of he~r comments was
i -:-T~Jthat she.wolald rather not say
anything because it would not
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MBy KRYSTEL ROLL
WITH just a little over
100,000 Bahamians registered
to vote in the fast-approach-
ing2007 general election, offi-
cials are concerned that the
170,000 expected to register
will not do so.
The election, due on or
before May 1, 2007, less than
five mon'hb away, imay not
even bring in as mrany voters as
the last general election.
In 2002, 144 75~8 registered
to vote' by May 2, the highest
number of registered voters for
any election.
Bahamians have been slow
to register over the past few
months and, even though vot-
er registration .climbed past
100,000 last week, officials say
the number is still disappoint-
ing.
Commissioner of the Parlia-
mentary Registration Depart-
ment Errol Bethel had hoped
that, by the end of 2006, there
would have been at least
100,000 voters on the new reg-
ister.
SHaving exceeded that mark,
as yesterday the number of
voters in the whole Bahamas


Lady Pindling
is now a Dame
hGOn d~EtNs Hour
recipients of the Queen's
New Year's Day Honours.
Lady Pindling has been
named Dame Commander
of The Most Distinguished
Order of Saint Michael and
Saint George.
The honour has been
bestowed on Dame Mar-
guerite for her service to
politics, community devel-
SEE page nine

CORRECTION
AN ARTICLE on the
front page of Friday's Tri
bune was incorrectly head
lined Roots .fir st
Junkanoo win".
As the story reflected
2006 is the first time Roots
has won the Boxin Da
d mg y
Ho ever, the group has
won the New Year's Day
parad on tw 2pr via
2005
T T'une ap logises
for an inc menene the


SBy PAUL G
TURNOUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
US AMBASSADOR John
.~RousI.Z has hit out at publln
response to the Nassau Flight
Services arrests, saying he
takes exception to the fact that
the only public comments on
the matter have been in
defence of five accused drue
traffickers. ~j
In his first public comment
on the issue,- Ambassador
Rood said he is disappointed
that o one in -the Bahatma
the men were allegedly mov-
ingudrugbs and ae loiting ta
.eut breac atte airport
The five NFS employees'
now c arge cn te S dw
be looked upon as innocentt
victims," Mr Rood said.
During an interview held on
'is e-. d r ;&ur toNsa et
ficking incidents have taken
place- in Grand Bahama,


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covered to contain drugs. He
said the hidden cargo was dis-
covered in the US during sec-
ondary checks.
SEE page ninae


SBy NATARIO
McKENZIE


.charge.' He did not
have an antstntey
.- Bradley Sands
appeared for the
prosecution.
Particulars are
~that Munroe, being
concerned with
Others, intentional-
ly and unlawfully
caused the death
of Wong. Munroe
was informed by
the magistrate that
he was not
required to plead
to the charge of
murder. .
Munroe asked
S~ipj~the magistrate if he
could be taken
back to the hospi-
tal because he was
not feeling well
~and had come
from the hospital
just a few hours
JROE outside of court before his arraign-
ment. He also
`(P~hoto: Tim Clarke) asked the court if
he could be
allowed to make a telephone t~all so that he
could get several items before he was
remanded. .
The case was adjourned to January 9,
2007, and transferred to Court 11 in Nas-
sau Street. At that time a date for the start
of a preliminary inquiry is expected to be
set.


A MAN was
arraigned' in magis-
trate's court yesterday
charged with the mur-
der of local business-
man Berlin Wong.
Mr Wong, 45, who
was manager .of the
Docible Dragon Cht-
nese restaurant- on
Charlotte Street, was i
killed on Wedcnesday, ,-
Decemberl3 1.1
Mr. Wong's chat red
remains werre discov- 1
ered in the driver's It
seat of awhite Dodge ~ ~
Caravan which had
been engulfed in r
flames near the
Assemblies of God
Churchon Eat Shildey W
Street. .u
Police had reported-` ii;] ~
ly received word of a
structural fire at the LAMONT M
rear of Suntee,- near yesterday.
the Assemblies of God
Church, around 9pm
Wednesday.
However, when firefighters arrived at the
scene, instead of finding a structural fire,
they discovered the van engulfed mn flames.
Lamont Munroe, aka Lamatt Munroe,
28, of, Cox Street, was arraigned before
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez at Court
O)ne, Bank Lane, yesterday on the murder


was 100,390, Mr Bethel said he
was still not satisfied. He
expects at least l60,000 voters
by election time.
"My feeling is that we still
need to make serious push to
get the remainingspeople reg-
istered. We need to pursue a
serious drive coming from the
beginning of January, which is
next week."
Last month, he reported, the
registry was only receiving
about 150-200 persons per day
in the^ 15 locations set up in
Nassau. "We were definitely
below," he admitted, "but we
expect that number to increase
how that we are entering the
new year."
Mr Bethel expects the vari-
ous registries to bie flooded mn
early 2007. "I don't see why
we can't have about 600-800
persons a day," he estimated.
"Right now people are not reg-
istering because of the holi-
day. "
In an effort to get more peo-
ple to vote, the registration
department has re-located to
more convenient spots and
expanded operating hours.
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WBy KARIN HERIG,
ALISON LOWE and
RUPERT MISSICK JR
*Prison break

The year began with the
bang with the murder of
prison officer Corporal Deon
Bowles, who was killed on
January 17 when four inmates
escaped from the maximum
security block of Her
Majesty's Prison.
According to officials, the
escape, which' sparked public
outrage, led to heightened
security. measures at the
prison and ~a renewed' focus
on transforming the institu-
tion into a rehabilitative facil-
ity.
Of the four inmates who
escaped, one was killed, two
others immediately appre-
hended and one was able to
avoid recapture for two
weeks.
Neil Brown, who was con-
victed of the 2000 murder of
Anglican Archdeacon William


PAGE 2, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2006


I


involved in the distribution of
up to $1 billion of cocaine dur-
ing the time he was allegedly
at the helm of an multination-
al drug smuggling ring stretch-
ing from Canada to Jamaica.
A debate over the legality
of his removal from the
Bahamas ensued, in which
some claimed that the gov-
ernment should have been
held in contempt of court for
having signed him over before
he had' had an opportunity to
exhaust all legal avenues arvail-
able.
Several commentators said
that an official statement on
the: government's legal posi-
tion was lacking.
At the time' of his extradi-
tion, a writ.of habeas corpus
filed on his behalf -stemming
from a ruling by Justice Hugh
Small that Knowles could not
receive a fair trial ~in the US
because President Bush had
referred to ~him as a cocaine
kingpin" -- had not been heard
in court.
:However', Justice John
Lyons described this and oth-
er ~attempts by Knowles to
delay his extradition as efforts
to buy time, and said that
Nmnety's "game was over."
SMany in over-the-hill com-
munities were shocked by the .
sudden disappearance of it
man who theyr saw as having
provided for them at times
and mn ways the government
had not. .
Others, for example former
US ainbassador Richard
Blankenshipj, praised the~ gov-
ernment, suggesting that, if the
Bahamas had not co-operat-
ed as and when it did, the
country would have risked ls-
ing all credibility as a nation. -
If convicted, Knorwles could
face life imprisonment, and be
required to, forfeit up to $20
million. i

Anna Nicole Smith ~
The Bahamas was invaded
by hordes of foreign journal-
ists when the son of Anna
Nicole 'Smith, tbaniel Smith'
died suddenly; in his mother s
room at Doctors Hospital'
SThen, the developer trying ,
to eviet Anna Nicole Smnith
from the Bahamian home she '
claims is hers, was given per-
mission by the courts to do
just that. .
Ben ~Thompson maintains
that he loaned the former
model cash' to buy the prop-
etty earlier this year, after
briefly romancing he'r, but that
she has failed to pay him back.
No~w, after a two-inonth
legal battle, Thompson has
been given official permission
to force Smiith, hier partner
Howard K Stern and her new-
born baby daughteriout of the
house. .
Lawyers for the` developer
clann Smith failed to respond


Thompson, was shot and
killed by police. Forrester
Bowe, 29, was shot and serial
rapist Barry Parcoi, 42, was
also injured.
Corey Hepburn was recap-
tured after he was found hid-
ing in a house in Coral Har-
bour.
In May, a Coroner's Inquest
into the escape was completed
wvith- guilty verdicts for the
three inmates.
They were fond jointly
responsibleefor causing the
death of Corporal Bowles.
In addition, the seven-mem-
ber coroner's jury found
prison officer Sandy Mlackey
responsible for causing the
death of escaped inmate Neil
Brown while Brown was in
custody in a prison transport
bus.
A Supreme -Court case on
this matter is now pending.
*Cuban dentists

A month later, public focus
shifted fromn Her Majesty's
Prison to the Carmichael
Road Detention Centre, when
the ~Bahamian press uncov-
ered the' case of.two Cuban
dentists who were detained at
the facility for ricarlfr a year.
Their detention in the
Bishamas drew international
attention to the immigration
facility and its living condi-
tions, with the government
being strongly criticised by US
authorities, and human ~rights
associations, as well as the
FNM, for the delay in making
a decision regarding the den-
tists' fate.
Their. plight, coupled with
the alleged beating of a Mia-
mi-based.Univisi6n reporter
Mario Vallejo at the hands of
a Defence Force officer while
he was interviewing Cuban
detainees, 1ed to two US Con-
gressmen threatening ~eco-
nomic sanctions against the
Bahamas.
The dentists, Dr David
Gonzalez-Mejias and~ Dr Mar-


involving a Miami-based
reporter, and the installation
of a liquefied natural gas
(LNG) re-gasification termi-
nal on Ocean Cay near Bimi-
ni.
Governor Bush predicted
that the Bahamas stands to
lose $1.2 billion in direct
income if the LNG re-gasifi-
cation terminal proposed~ by
AES is not approved.
US Secretary of State Dr
Condoleezza Rice visited the
Bahamals in March to attend a
meeting of Caribbean foreign
:ministers aimed at alleviating
friction between tbe ~TS and
the Caribbean over what was
seen by some in the region as
the~ US-sponsored ~outing of
former Haitian President
Jean -Bert (and Arist id e in
2004.
During he~r visit, .Dr Rice
thanked the Bahamas gov-
ern me nt for the man ner in
which the controversial issue
of the two Cuban dentists was
resolved.
Dr Rice also: emphasis~ed
that it is of no concern to tie
US if the Bahamas deepens
its ties with commumist coun-
tries, both within and outside
the Caribbeart

SCANDALS. AND
CONTROVERSIES

Samuel 'Ninety' Knowles
is extradited

On August 28, 47-year-old
Samuel "Ninety Kno~wles,
folk ~heto to some, "cocaine
kingpmn" to others including
US President George Bush -
and a headache for the
Babamian government, was
extradited to the US in a top-
secret operation which would


a.


W MIAMI-B~ASED UCni-
visi6n reporter Mario Valle-
jo was allegedly beaten at the
hands of a Defence Force off, -
cer

ialys Djarias-Mesa, who 'won
entrance into the US in 2()02
in the special annual vrisa' lot-
tery, were classified by. Cuban
authorities ais indispensable
and were not allowed to leave
the country; '
The two were stranded in
Bahamian waters and appre-
he aded bvrhe US Coa st
Guard, after they; decided to
take mal ters into their on
hands and travel to the U1S.
in March, the two dentists
were finally released and we~re
escorted by Bahamian immi-
gration officials to Jamaica,
where they boarded a privy rite
plane to Florida.

*High-proftle visits
Florida Governor Jeb Bush,
in his first official visit to the
Bahamas in February. met
with the government to dis-
cuss a number of pressing
local and international issues.
Topping the agenda was the
"tug-of-war" battle between
Cuba and the U;S ovier the two
Ciibanh dentists held at the
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre: the much publicised
Detention Ce are' fia sc o


Wt ANNA NICOLE SI;ITII


to Thompson's court filing in
-the time required by law.
Thbompson's legal team
wasted no time: upon obtain-
ing the default judgment in
court, his lawyers sent a let-
ter to Smith. demanding she
vacate within 48 hours.
Biit Ms Smith won't be
homeless for long 'she has
bought a new dockside home.
Meanwhile, Minister of
Inimigration Shame Gibson
came under fire for fast-track-
ing the former reality-TV
star's residency application in
three weeks.
Mr Gibson told the House
of Assembly that Ms Smith
was a personal friend, of his
and that he would have
processed her application
within a day if possible.
However, the minister was
heavily criticised for his atti-
tude when the press revealed
.that Ms Smith's ownership of
a home worth more than
$500,000 the legal basis for
her residency application -
was in dispute. Mr Gibson was
accused of being intimately
involved in the pooily-
researched processing of her
application to the extent of
accepting a $10?000 cheque for
Ms Sm~ith's residency fee per-
sonally. The minister has
denied this claim..

Thie Ministry of Housing
and the press freedom debate

Allegations of corruption in
the Ministry of Housing led
The Tribune to request the
details of construction con-
tracts awarded by the ministry.
After siibmitting written
requests .and receiving no
response for six months, a
reporter accepted the invita-
tion, of the FNM to inspect
some government housing


W ESCAPEE and serial rapist
BarryParcol,42,was iqjured in
the prison break


II SAMUEL 'NINETY,
KNOWLES
clear the way for him to fae
drug charges ~in that country,
- bringiilg to an end six years
of legirl wrangling.
It wias later suggested by
federal prosecutors .that
Knowles may have been


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BKG/410.03

ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE BAHAMAS
GOVERNMENT TREASURY BILLS

Sealed tenders for B$53,00,00.00 of 91-Day
Treasury Bills will be received by the banking
manager, The Central Bank of The Bahamas,
Frederick Street, Nassau up to 3:00p.m. on
Tuesday, January 2, 2007. Successful
tenderers, who will be advised should take up their bills
against payment on Thursday January 4, 2007. These

Tnde s are to e on semualmformsoetsimablB fro0m
'Central Bank of The Bahamas or commercial banks.

Tenders must state thegnet price percent (in
Multiples of one cent) and should be marked
"Tender". The Central Bank of The Bahamas
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.


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I


ing their conversation, Mr
Wisdom was asked about the
housing contract lists that The
Tribune had requested.
White ~argtriwg about th'e.
merits -of the ~request -which
amounted to leiehg asked :to
tell the publiE hbWy its money
was being spent Mr Wisdom
said he would see what he
culd d t
cHowe er, a very different
attitude to transparency was
revealed when the minister
inadvertently left a message
on the paper's voicemail after
calling to speak to the
reporters a second time.
in a special feature on gov
ernment attitudes to freedom
of information and freedom
of the press in the Bahamas,
The Tribune prilited the con-
tent of Mr Wisdom's recorded
conversation with his perma-
nent secretary, Leilg Greene -
in which despite prior assur-
ances, the minister was heard
to say of the reporters: "He
ain't gonna get what- he try
ing to get..." and "We ain't
gonna give him no fi~les..."-
Leila Greene was heard to
complain that: "The minister
trying to encourage him, try-
ing to be a kind of mentor,
give him a little play and he
being rude. How you gonna
call somebody and tell them
you come to investigate them,
'open up your books'?"
They both went on to agree
that the reporter was "too
junior" to speak to the minis
ter. Mr Wisdom however
pointed out that it would be
useful to, "still have a
reporter, who you, you know,
lets still have a reporter who
could do things for you."
The resulting scandal that
erupted led to Mr Wisdom
calling the police to look into
the original corruption alle-

gadorm then, police.have con-
firmed that a number of con-
wri Iseshaaneincom a rard
that the investigation is going
lhe issue also set in motion
a public debate on freedom
of the press in the Bahamas
and led to calls for a Freedom
of Information~ Act.

MOTHER EVENTS

*Ginn for Grand Bahama

This year, the government
signed the.heads of agree


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2006, PAGE 3







200


THE TRIBUNE


Veteran trade unionist Pat
Bain passed away on Novem-
ber 20 at age 62 after a battle

"titon ol::';' s said that
hi eath had veft antvoid" in
He was a giant of a man,"
said Belinda Wilson, vice
president and secretary gen-
er:icohethe Bahamas Union of
Mr Bain was remembered
for his contribution to the
Bahamas Hotel Catering and
Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU), from which he
was ousted as president in an
election in May, and to the
National Congress of Trade
Unions (NCTU) of which
he remained president until
his death.
Former second vice-presi-
dent of the BHCAWU, Lloyd
Cooper, claimed that Mr Bain
"died of a broketi heart" after
the elections.


Youth Choir, the National
Dance Company and the
National Children's Choir as
wl t e mdren Dr ga
Arts.


units which had allegedly been
sold to. families before the
electricity and water had been
connected.
While inspecting what the
homeowners said was shoddy
work which some had
claimed was itself a by-prod
uct of corruption -- the
reporter was confronted and
verbally attacked by a min-
istry emp ovee.
tIsn enh i ~~r Io epols ofor
ing Minister Neville Wisdom
contacted the reporter. Dur-


ages against Bahamasair and
a case involving Colina Impe-
rial insurance company.
DEATHS

George Mackey
Historian and parliamen-
tarian George Mackey, OBE'
lost his two-year battle with
prostate cancer on New
Year's Day, 2006. The prime
minister recalled Mr Mackey
as a statesman of the highest
order" .
Mackey served as P~LP
chairman, ~MP for St
Michaels, and MP for Fox
Hill until his, retirement from
politics in 1997. He was also
chairman of the Antiquities
Monuments and: Musesm
Corporation and co-chair of
the Nassau Redevelopment
Association.. He played a sig-
nificant role in the redevel'
opment plans for Bay Street
and downtown Nassau.


Sent for the $5 billion Ginn
development in Grand
Bahama. Founded by Edward '
R "Bobby" Ginn, the Ginn
Company specialises in land
acquisition, real estate devel-
opment and management,
architectural design and engi-
neering, resort development
and operation and golf course
construction and manage-
ment.
*Trono Davis and the
death penalty
A decision handed down by
the Privy Council this year in
the case of convicted murder-
er Trono Davis had wide
repercussions for all those
facing capital punishment in
the Bahamas.
The council ruled in March
that mandatory death penalty
for murder was in violation
of the Bahamas Constitutiin
and determined that sentenc-
irig should be at the discre-
tion of the presiding judge.
The decision made room
for judges to use their discre-
tion in sentencing those cori-
victed of murder,
The first murder convict
not to be sentenced to death
was Forrester Bowe Jr. He
was initially sentenced to
death in 1998 for the 1992
shooting death of a 20-year-
old man in Grand Bahama,
but on appeal, his sentence
was changed to life' in prison.
Bowe and Trono Davis',
also sentenced to death for
murder, lodged an ,appeal
with the Privy Council.
NIIW Rjlllis passed .
.This~ ir;ndth, a bill' for the
-governmeht's National Health
Insurance plan was passed
unanimously by members of
the House of Assemibly and
the Senate.
The plan passed amid criti-
cism and fears from the pri-
vate sector primarily
employers, members of the
insurance and medical pro-
fession that the plan was
being rushed without the gov-
ernment fully understanding
how it would work, or if they
had adequately estimated the
cost correctly.
Proponents of the bill
argued that the Bahamas can-
not be a country where peo-
ple die simply because they
lack the funds to meet med--
ical needs.
During his contriblition to
the debate, opposition leader
Hubert Ingraham said while
the FNM supports the.start of
the process leading to the
implementation of NHI, the
party has concerns about the
particular bill, which he said
would not make the NHI
scheme a reality.
Minister of Education
Alfred Sears said that gov-
ernment hopes to get the plan
up and running by the end of
2007.

*Justice Lyons' ruling
Grand Bah'ama Justice.
John Lyons nearly brought
the judicial system to a stand-
still in November when he
handed down three contro-
versial rulings which ques-
tioned the independence of
th Bhamianofutdiiaropte
ment's 'Swift Justice' .pro-
gramme, and the ability of
A~ttorned G neatl0 tlseon
his rights as a judge.
*Cabinet brawl
On the evening of Septem-
ber 25, a physical fight broke
out in the Cabinet Office
betweSmit oandL eMyastta
Gib onh lte repercus ins o

The following day, The Tri_
bune received reports of the
;;brawl -which left a wmdow, a
glass table, and the political
careers of the two men
involved compromised.
It was understood that the
dispute had nothing to do
with government business, but
rather rith, the handling of
the sale of a horise for a client
of one dtf the -two MPs, who


are also lawyers.
In the wake of the incident,
Prime Minister Perry'Christie
was criticised by the public,
the FNM and the Bahamas
Democratic Mo'vement,
among others, for trying to
"smooth over" the matter.
Some even claimed his
credibility had been irre-
deemably damaged by his
"failed attempts to downplay
the raucous brawl."
Meanwhile, PLP politicians
and others hit out at.the
press, and The Tribune in par-
ticular, for allegedly sensa-
tionalising and over-politicis-
ing the issue.
After the brawl,.the prime
minister said that he felt the
two MPs' regret over the inci-
dent was as unfeignedd as it is
profound," while Mr Smith
described the fight as incon-
sequential and a "private mat-
ter. "
Although Mr Christie~ said
he believes in the "redemp-


hi BUTCH KERZNER
with Deputy Prime Minister
Cynthiaqratt

Butch K~erzner
Howard 'Butch' Kerzner,
who. together with his father
Sol made the Atlantis Resort
a success in the Bahamas, was.
killed at the age of 42 in a
helicopter crash in the
Dominican Republic on' Octo-
ber 11.
The news of his sudde-n
death sent shock waves
~through the Bahamas as
friends and business associ--
ates remembered the
deceased as a man with gieat
VisIon.
Butch Kerzner, president
'and CEO of Kerzner Interna-
tional, was in the ~Dominican
Republic to investigate the
possibility ofv an exclusive
"One and Oxfly" resort being
constructed there.
To celebrate hi's life and
pay tribute to his accomplish-
ments, a special gathering for
Mr Kerzner was held at
Atlantis.
The Kerzner family also
established a foundation in
!his naine to~und improve-
ide~nts to school facilities in
the Bahanias, and donated $1
anillion to~ this effort.


tive power of the second Cyril Stevenson
chance" the following weeks The "Great hlon" and one
were eventually to see the res- of the PLP's founding mem-
ignation of Mr Gibson and Mr bers, 92-year-old Cyril
Smith from their positions as Stevenson passed away on
chairman of the Gaming November 6 and was laid to
Board and the BEST com- rest on November 16 in an
mission respectively, and official memorial service at
Smith from his role as Christ Church Cathedral.
Ambassador to the Environ- Mr Stevenson was remem-
ment. bered in the ceremony by
Then, mid-December, polit- Prime Minister Perry Christle
'ical sources claimed that nei- as a great politician, patriot'
their men are to receive PLP and someone who had the
nominations for the next gen- couragp to fight against the
eral election. unspeakable indignities" that
I; existed in 1950s Bahamas -
*The Charlke;s~igp ring in 1953, along with
2:., ~..qrhe rest of the "Magmnficeni;
Just a molYg~~Ii 4tid rtu :s. Sixr". the Bahamas.' first polit-
short of ciee dr@Fier t ical party.
plane crash that claimed the hlr Stevenson served as sec-
hives of 20 people including 'retary-general of that party
11 Bimmnites a Florida judge from 1953 to 1964, assumed
ruled- on November l7 that a editorship of the ~Nassau Her-
$50 million` settlement ~would ald in 1954, and represented
be awarded to the families of Andros ir( the House of
the victims of ~the C~ha'lks Assemrbly from l956 to l964.
Oceazi Airways disaster. From 1970 to 1985 he served
Three Bimini families who as manager of the Bahamas
lost relativres'8re to share a Information Services, retirmgl
total of more ~than $9 million. in Novembei, 1985.
Just before the crash, which
took place on December 19, I~vingston Coakley
2005, the right wing of the 58 Livingston Coakley, CBE,
year-old seaplane separated MP for Exuma. and former
from the fuselage. The plane cabinet minister. was respon-
plummeted into waters just sible during his political
off of Florida. career for portfolios as wide-
The tragedy was memori- ranging as Education, Works,
raised on its one year anniver- T~ourism and Health. He died
s~ary with the unveihing of a at age 80 on Jurie 11.
plaque bearing the names of Hundreds of mourners-
the Bahamian victims in Alice attended his funeral at Christ
Town, Bimini. Church Cathedral on June 23,


Winston Saunders
Cultural icon Winston
Saunders died on November
25 in Kingston, Jamaica, aged
65. .
Saunders was the chairman
of the Na'tional Commission
on Culture at the time of his
death.
He was described as a gift-
ed teacher, skilled attorney,
brilliant ~laywrigh~t and
exceptiblial'actor. "
SMr S'anh~des wyas a fainder
of many key cultural institu-
.tions, such the. National


MINISTER of Youthl,
Sports and Hoausing
Neville Wisdom


during which the prime min-
ister remembered "Sir Coaks"
as a nation builder, and a man
with a passion for education,
who was also uniquely dedi-
cated to his Exuma con-
stituency.
Mr Christie said that Coak-
ley "contributed to the nur-
turing of our fledgling nation"
during his lifetime.
Pat Bein


*Privy Council
The Commonwealth's high-
est court, the Privy Council,
sat in the Bahamas for two
weeks at the end of the year,
and wrapped up its session on
Friday December 22.
This was' the first time the
court has sat outside London.
The law lords heard a mur-
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EDITOR, The Tribune.
I BECOME suspicious when an advocacy group bends the truth
to the extent they intentionally do not give balance to their.press
information in the process of arguing their cause I speak of
the re-Earth anti-LNG position.
I attach a copy of a print-out of the position as at October 19, 2006
of LNG projects in the US and in the off-shore wat'eis' of the US.
This differs considerably from the comment in a recent ZNS
TV-13 interview of Mrs Sam Duncombe where she~ reamed off
all the alleged locations that had .decided against LNG..
When actions of an advocacy group are damaged b) their own
actions driving to my work this, morning.I noticed all along
West Bay at Saunders Beach on every casuarinas tree and BEC
poles there are posters advertising Re-Earths' week-end free con-
cert.
I ask: Did Re-Earth obtain permission froni Physical Planning to
put-up these posters as is required by law or is their cause now tar-
nished for Public Littering?
Advocacy has to be disciplined and you had better discipline your
people or suffer the troublesome critical comment of being a litter-
bug, even if unintentionally.
B CLINTON
Nassau,
November, 2006.


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words, discriminatoryy, unfair
and ungodly-". It wduld take
a .10t ~of convincing to prove
that NHI is not jast an insixr-
ance for profit. In addition to
the National Insurance Act,
how much more burdens are
the employers and employees
of this country expected to
carry, in order for the govern-
ment to achieve one of their
election promises? During the
minister's speech, he cited
three sad stories.
1) A sixteen-year-old girl
died because she needed
$300,000.
2) The young mother of
three needed a little over $300
for a CTS scan.
3) An elderly lady whose
children are in desperate need
of $50,000 to treat her health
condition.
With regards to the three
plights, the minister said that
sh slialth sy tem can oly
simply do not have: the
resources. Nevertheless, the
minister goes on to say that a
new hospital will be built in
New Providence, a new one
will replace the Rand, mrini-
hospitals will be built in Exu-
ma and Abaco, new Polyclin-
ics in most of the Family
Islands arid even a morgue is
to be built somewhere. There
is little or no help from the
Government for desperate .
dilemmas, so where is the '
money co~mipg from forT thrci
malhon1~1 dollar projects?
T~he Minister goes ont~o s~ay r
that two of the essential ingre-
dients for success in designing
and imp ementing N are.-
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will". The political will as we
all know is already in place,
certain. politicians have
already decided and made-up
their minds- to put the NHI
scheme into action. Wake up
Bahamians, the Minister said
that the Rt Honourable Primae
Minister tabled in the House
of Assembly "a Bill for the :
establishment of the Natibnal~`
Health Scheme",' seven days
ago. (15th N'ovembier, 2006)~~
Wake up Bahamians, get I~
involved, demand a say, have
a voice in whiatsdever is gomngil
to affectoiu~in the near~futur~ei,
or for the rest of your life. Ouri
lives mu~st not be overslud-,
owed or powered by the pzolit-
ical will, The public will can
only be put in place through
the proper procedures, by
means of a general referen-
dum:;..
Throughout the speech, the
Minisier emiphasized several:
times and I quote "We did not
rush'"; "Still the government'
did not rush"; "But the Goy-
ernment did not rush either",
"We have not rushed"; "The
process luts been steady,'delibp
unqute. To my pnun, eib-e
eraute T br~mg uraucac totelb
fore.
I implore the. Ministeri~l
together with all the powers
that be, to absolutely convince
the Bahamian people that
there is indee~d no rush, by
putting "The National Health.;
Insurance Scheme" to a
National Referendum. Let
each and every Baham~ian
individual with their God-giv-
en rights exprtss themselves
by voting for or against thv~!~
NHI Scheme Demlocratically!

PEGGY PHILIP
Nassau, ?,,
Noveinb-er 25, 2006.


EDITOR, The Tribune.
KINDLY allow me to
express my five cents with
regard to the presentation on
"National Health Insurance"
by Senator Hon D Bernard J
Nottae Minister of Hlealth
and Naional hInsurance. The
Minister mentioned a number
of dates from 1984 to 2006, at
which times they appointed,
consulted with, and sought
advice from an ad hoc Task-
force, The Blue Ribbon Com-
mission, a Sterling Commit-
tee, ILO experts and other
countries, including the USA,
Canada, Turks & Caicos and
M/exico. In fact a Canadian
has been employed with a
very lucrative salary, from
2002 to date, to help imple-
ment the NHI scheme.
I have no problem with all
the consultation and advice .
from here, there and every
where, but the main source
should be the Bahamian peo-
ple who are going to be affect-
ed by the NHI scheme. Allow
the entire Bahamian popula-
tion to have the last say by
mans os hN afealRerfe e

Bahamians do not know
what's best for them, and wilt
vote against it? One does not
have to be a politician or an
accountant to realise the bil
lions earmarked for the 'pot
of gold' from this scheme. This
scheme is more juicy than the
National Insurance Act; juicy
enough for lip licking, thumb
tapping and hands rubbing in
many areas. The $231 million
projected per year is only a
drop in the bucket for med-
icat~inm .~b~ Fynsidring 9n
over populated country of 350
thousands plus; T-he M~inister -
his advisers and consultants
oug ht to be courteous enough
to give the public a break
down of the sum showing how
it was derived at.
There irre too many unan-
swered queries at this time;
would this scheme eliminate
the private wards or public
wards in the hospital? There is
to be no priority treatment
under this scheme, Bahami-
ans from every walk of life,
be they rich or poor, black or
white, alcoholic or drug
addicted, criminals, rapist, or
murderers, all ar'e entitled to
essential medically approved
health services. Anything con-
trary tso this pro nse r's


IT WOULD NOT be easy to find two men
more different than Gerald Ford and James .
Brown. But I had a similar reaction to each of
their deaths a feeling of disappointment at
some of the routes the nation has travelled
since their days of greatest prominence.
Both men were important figures, symbol-
ically more than substantively, at crucial peri-
ods in postwar American history Brown
at the crest of the civil rights movement in
the mid-1960s and Ford in the trough of the
"long national nightmare" of Watergate.
Both were unlikely harbingers of the new.
Brown, with his gleaming (and anachronistic)
o rsapdou became he vr moiet of
Proud" at a time when schoolhouse doors
were opening and unprecedented opportuni-
ties were beckoning to black Americans after
centuries of almost umimaginable degrada-
tion.
Ford was more than just the designated
healer after Watergate. The U.S. was also in
the final throes of the long national nightmare
of Vietnam. And it was stuck in a protracted
energy crisis. The nation was looking for a
way forward.
My disappointment stems from the oppor-
tunities never seized and the lessons never
learned from those two periods, which were all
but bursting with possibilities.
Brown's message was relentlessly upbeat
and optimistic. Despite the continuing plague
labUrlS'oy; (dsa'he-id for.hlinck~ _Anriedans@ ~
clp~ In which the stereotypesi;ln and derada- ..
tion of the past would bek erased by a new era
of educati~~ial; professional and cultural
achievement.
Those dreams did not include visions of an -
enormous economically disadvantaged popu-.
lation that would continue to live in poyertyr, or
near-poverty, more than 40 years later; or a
perennially ragged public school system, large-
ly segregated in fact, if not by law, that would .
turn out generation after generation of edu-
cationally deprived children; ofi a black prison
population so vast and so enduring it would
come to seem normal to legions of black
youngsters, actually dictating to a great extent
their-tastes in fashion, art ~and music; or a ley- .
el of sustained violence that has condemned
thousands upon thousands of black young-
sters to an early grave.
Oh, there have been plenty of strides since


the mid-1960s. That's undeniable. But one
would have to be blind not to notice that there
is much cause for disappointment, as well.
Janies Farmer, who helped create the Con-
gress of Racial Equality on Gandhian princi-
ples of non-violence, once told me that even as
the civil rights movement was rackmng up its
stunning successes, its leaders made a grave
error. ,
"We did not do any long-range planning'
he said. "So we were stuck without a pro-
gramme after the success of our efforts, which
mecluded passage of a Civil Rights Bill and
voting rights legislation. We could have antic-

1poav sbk ulr blc i h 7sh r80s poet
'90s, and later on. By and large we didn't do
that, except for affirmative action. We should
have had a plan."
It would be foolish to suggest that the Unit-
ed States as a whole hasn't made tremendous
progress since the 1960s and '70s. But it's
impossible to reflect on the presidency of Ger-
ald Ford, who formally ended U.S. participa-
tion in the war in Vietnam, and fail to notice
that his defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld,
and chief of staff, Dick Cheney, were among
the chief architects of the current calamity in
Iraq. There were lessons galore to be learned
from Vietnam. But Rumsfeld and Cheney'
like frat boys skippmng an important lecture'
managed to ignore-thent:;--- ~, ;. ~Li-
The trauma of the 1973 oil embargo act-ual-
ly spookedii,the Lcounir m-:ito actijio oin the ener-
! iarom Fuel ecoino~my standards for auto-
mletales wecre- ratchi-red up and improvements
were rinade in the energy efficiency of refrig-
erators, sir-conditioners and other household
appliances. Bult those successful early efforts,
instead of being strengthened, were under-
mined by the conservative political tide of the
past several years. .
Now we're confronted with the dire threat
of global warming, and as usual there is no
plan.
If history tells us anything, it's that we ney-
er learn from history. We could have stepped
back from the war mn Iraq, and stepped up to
the challenge of global warming.. We could
have learned something when James Brown
was on the charts and IGerald Ford was in the
White House.
Mlaybje next time.
(*This article was written by ~Bob Herbert
of The New York Tirines @ 2006)


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thB applicant to take spec-
ified~ action, the. depart-
ment commits to respond
within two weeks upon
receipt of the report of
action taken by the appli-
cant.
"Further, the Depart-
ment of Immigration com-
mits to bringing before the
Immigration Board all
applications within a two-
weekperi d. ToeImi
to review the financial ser-
vices application."
The policy, which is like-
ly to be welcomed by the
financial services industry,
is part of an agreement
between the Immigration
Department and the
Bahamas Financial S'er-
vices Board.
"(I don't understand it,"
'said Mr Petit. "On one
hand people born in this
couiltry or people applying
for work permits through
the correct channels have
to wait for years to receive
feedback from the depait-
ment, and on the other
hand it seems like some
foreigners get their appli-
cations dealt with in a mat-
ter of weeks."
In October, immigration
officials were accused of
"fast-tracking" American
celebrity An'ni Nicole
Smith's residency applica-
tion.
"Ever since the Anna
Nicole scandal its obvious
that people who have mon-
ey get treated differently
tan hse r hout mon-
Mr Petit is an actor,
writer and filmmaker. He
was recently ~awarded first
place in the 23rd annual
Central Bank Art Compe-
tition and Exhibition.


to the department for citi-
zenship in 2002 as soon
as he turned 18.
According to Mr Petit,
his application process
involved him having to fill
out immigration forms,
submit letters from schools
he attended, obtain refer-
ences from respected per-


sons, submit a clean police
record, obtaining English
translations of his parents'
birth certificates and on
top of that, pay a facility
fee.
Mr Petit said he was
eventually granted citizen-
ship in the summer of 2005,
around three years later,
and he was never given a
reason for the long period
he was ma tohwait.

even ask why it took so
long," said Mr Petit.
The young Haitian-
Bahamian said he believes
its unfair that foreign
workers applying for work
permits in the financial ser-
vices industry will obtain
"special treatment" when
persons like himself are
made to wait .on long-
lines and go through an
exhausting process to
receive Bahamian citizen-
ship.
Yesterday, The Tribune's
Business Section reported
on a document it obtained
outlining the new policy on
financial services work pei-
mit applications.
The document reads:
"The Ministry of Immigra-
tion, Labour and Training
recogmises that the timeli-
ness of the response to
applications and inquiries
is at least as important as
the response itself."
In rega-rds to the
response time for work
permits applications from
the financial services indus-
tr~y, he deoceummnt say :
Labour commits to
responding to requests
within four weeks.
"'Recognising that the
response of the department
may in fact be a request for


aBy ALEXANDRIO
MORLEY
Tribune Staff
Reporter

THE government's new
policy of turning around
financial services work per-
mits in six weeks has been
criticised as unfair as t~he


Immigration Department
continues to take "forev-
er" to process citizenship
applications.
Bernard Petit told The
Tribune that he is a young
Haitian-Bahamian born in
the Bahamas in 1,84. Both
of Mr Petit's parents are
froni Haiti, so he applied


coming and Saxons ready."
P Superstar
t"3 WHY YOU HAPPY?
~ fD"I happy because for
once, Roots getting a
fair shake. It's about
time we won a
parade. We have
;~been oppressed for
i far too long, and we
finally got the'prize
we rightfully deserve.
But I vex at all dem
people who saying that
it can't happen again
and I hope the judges
exercise more fairness in
,,the parades to come."
Yvonne 'Die Hard Roots
Fan' Rolle


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Armed robbery



TWO armed robbery sus-
pects, both of Nassau Village,
were taken into police custody
yesterday.
According to police press liai-
son officer Walter Evans,
around 8am on Thursday two
men were walking in Palmdale
when they were accosted by two
men armed with knives.
The armed men reportedly
robbed the two of eash and cell-
phones, then fled on foot. A
mobile police unit mn the ared
was alerted immediately an
officers apprehended two men'


day might following the discov-
ery of anunlicensed firearm and
ammunition.
Inspector Walter Evans said
officers from the Drug~Enforce-
ment Unit executed a search
warrant on home onFire Trail
Road.
In the home, officers found a
.9mm handgun with eight live
rounds of ammunition.
Two men and two women
were taken into police ctistody
and are being questioned. .
Investigations are continuing.

Publil hIlidays

are announced
THE government ~has
announced the following pub-
lic holidays for 2007;
New Year's Day Monday,
January 1
Good Friday -Friday, April 6
Easter Monday Monday,
April 9
Whit Monday Monday,
May 28
Labour Day Friday, June 1
Independence Day Tues-
dma mc ation Day Tues:
day, August 6
ODi novry Day Friday'
Christmas Day Tuesday,
December 25
Boxing Day Wednesday,
December 26


SATURDAY
DECEMBER 30

12noon A Mirthworm Masquerade
12:30 Benji's Very Own Special

1:oo aies: The Lion, The
Witch & The Wardrobe
3:00 Keith Glinton 2008 Junior
Junkanoo Parade ~
5:30 Royal Bahamas Police
Force Beat Retreat 2006
7:00 Bahamas Tonight
7:0Desm ndsFChristmas

9:30 Highlights of Philip Cooper
2006 New Years Day
Junkanoo Parade
11:00 Bahamas Tonight
11:30 Late Night Movie: One Dark
Night '
1:30am Community Pg. 1540AM


SUNDAY
DECEMBER 31

5:30am Community Page 1540am
8:30 A Time To Forgive
9:00 E.M.R.A.C.T.
9:30 The Voice That Makes The
Difference
10:00 Effective Living
10:30 Christmas Memories With
The Mormon Tabernacle
Choir
11:00 The Fourth Wiseman
12noon Joy To The World
1:00 Matinee: Ebbie
3:00 St. John's Jubilee Cathedral
3:30 Ernest Angley Ministries
4:30 Temple Fellowship


MONDAY
JANUARY 1

2:00am Spurgen; Sniith 2007 New
Years Day Junk~anoo









I


SSOLDIMI. ~

/Sunday School: 10am
Preachering liam & 7:30pm
Radio Bible Hour:
Sunday 6pm ZNS 2
Wed. Prayer & Praise 7:30pm


"Preaching the Bible as is, to men as they are,,
Pastor: H. Mills Phone: 393-0563 Box N-3622


LIGHT AND LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH

" Geund dTolnhe F e"


reCNTRALI GOSPEL CHAPEL
CHRISTIE &~ DOWDESWELL STREETS Tel: 325-2921

~SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2006
11:30 a.m. Speaker: Elder Elliott Neilly
10:00 p.m. Special Watchnight Service
Speaker: Elder Brentford Isaacs
The Leader of Central Gospel Chapel
WIshes all a Happy New Year!
Bible Class: 9-45 a.m. Breaking of Bread Service: 10*4 aa.m
Community Outreach: 11:30 a.m. Evening Service* 7-00 pw.m
Midweek Service 7~30 p.m. (Wednesdays)
*Sisters' Prayer Meig 00 ~.(n hrdyo ahmnh

aTHE BAHAMAS, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS i
CONFERENCE
OF THE METHODIST CHURCH IN THE
CARIBBEAN AND THE AMERICAS
L'EGLISE METHODISTE DANS LA C~ARA4IBE
*)EET LES AFMRIQUES 5
NASSAU CIRCUIT OF CHURCHES
108 Montrose Avenue
P.O. Box~EE-16379, Nassaur, Bahamas; Telephone: 325-6432; Fax:
328-2784; rhtodesmethod@batelnetb6s
METHODISM: RAISED UP IN THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD,
TO REFORM THE NATION, BUT ESPECIALLY THE CHURCH
AND TO SPREAD SCRIPTURAL HOLINESS THROUGHOUT
"CelelrT ng 223Dye s ofc niuus ethodist witness
for Christ in The Bahamas"
THE FIRST LORD'S DAY AFTER THE NATIVITY DECEMBER
31, 2006
COLLECT
DECEMBER 31, 2006: EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Heavenly Father+, whose blessed Son shared at Nazareth the life of an
earthly home: help your Church to lie as one family, united in love and
obedience, ~and bring us all at last to our home mn heaven; through Jesus
Lor Goo7, th right splendour whom the nations seeks. may we who
with the wise men have been drawn by your light discern the glory of
your presence in your Son, the word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord.
WESLEY METHODIST~ CHURCH (Malcolm Rd East)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts Jr. (Holy Communion)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes
10:30 p.m. Bro. Arthur Chase
RHODES MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (108 Montrose
Ave. near Wulff Rd)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly
11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly
9:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly/ Rev. Emily A. Demeritte
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH (Rose Street, Fox
Hill)
10:30 p.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts Jr.
PROVIDENCE METHODIST CHURCH (Shirley Plaza)
11:00 a.m. Rev. Stacia Williams- Christmas
10:30 p.m. Sis. Patnice Strachan
HERITAGE OF REDEEMING LOVE METHODIST CHURCH
(28 Crawford St, Oakes Field)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Sis. Annette Poitier
10:30 p.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes
METHODIST CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (20 Cedar
Terrace, Tall Pines)
10:00 a.m. Worship at Rhodes Memorial
CROIX-DES-MISSIONS-ALDERSGATE (Quackoo Street)
9 a.m. Coke MemnorialYouth
Friday 5:30 p.m. Children's Club
METHODIST MISSION CENTRE (Quackoo St) -Thrift Shop and
other Ministries
JOHN WESLEY METHODIST COLLEGE (28 Crawford St.,
Oakes Field) Reception to Primary
Circuit Christian Believer Programs
Tuesday 6:45 p.m. Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm Road, East
Thursday 6:45 p.m. Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church.
FASTING FOR JUSTICE All Methodists of the Conference are
urged to fast for Justice to prevail in the Methodist Cases. The fast
begins weekly after the evening meal on Thursday and ends at noon
o rday. This we proclaim unswervingly: "My God and My

RADIO PROGRAMS
"Vision" On the Lord's Day, ZNS 1 at 9 p.m.; "Great Hymns of
Inspiration" On the Lord's Day, Radio 810 at 5:30 p.m.; "Family
Vibes" ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; "To God be the Glory" ZNS 1,
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.
PRAYERS
For Justice to prevail in the Methodist Cases. Our brothers and sisters
in the Middle East, those affected by hurricanes and other natural
disasters, and the Privy Council Appeal.


Minister: Rev. Henrley Perry :

P.o.Box ss-5631
Telephone number: 324-2538
Telefax nmuber: 324-2587
COME.TO WORSHIP LEAVE TO SERVE


8.~q RO.-:~: \ Dr. Franklin Kinowles

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
POStor: Rev. Dr. Franklin Knowles
P.O.Box EE-16807
Telephone number 325-5712
EMAIL lynnk@batelnet.bs


THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST CHURCH
Hi isd EStaites, Baltic Avenueh OffalVackey Street.
Phone: 393-3726/893-2355/Fax:393-81 35
UH~a CHDRnSEERM ES,206
S--SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMIAS
AGAPE METHODIST CHURCH, Soldier Road
8 11:00AM Rev. Mark Carey
11:00PM Watchnight Service Rev. Mark Carey

11inA halRaenr re Laverne Lockha t

H ACNINMTOITHUC,11:00PM Watchnight Service Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
COKE MEMORIAL METHODIST. CHURCH,
Bern0aM Rostor Sharon Loyley
10:30PM Watchnight Service Pastor Sharon Loyley
CURRY 19EMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH,
zio30A u~vRev. Charles Sweeting
11:00PM Watchnight Service Rev. Charles Sweeting
EBENZERMETHODIST CHURCH,
I10A y Pat tor Martin Loyley
11:00PM Watchnight Service Pastor Martin Loyley
GLOBAL VILLAGE METHODIST CHURCH,
a n0M collReev. Jaa eusNeilly
11:00PM Watchnight Service Rev. James Neilly
ST. MICHAEL'S METHODIST CHURCH, Churchill Avenue
93AM n -bR. Phillip Stubbs
jI 10:OOPM Watchnight Service Rev. Philip Stubbs
- I .~ TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, Frederickr Street
l:0M Re.c --Bi.Wiliaai s g
RADOl PROGRAMMus
lirRENEWAL' on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on ZNS 1
Your Host: Dr. L. Caria R. Culmer
'METHODIST MOMENTS*
on each weekday at 6:55a.m.
Your Host: Dr. L. Caria R. Gulmer
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
Mrs. Kenris L. Carey, President; Rev. Dr. Laverne R. Lockhart, Vice President; Dr.
Reginald W. Eldon, Secretary and Mr. Vincent A. Knowles, Treasure extends warm
christmas wishes to all churches in The Bahamas Conference of The Methodist
Church and to each and every person in The Bahamas. We pray that God will bless
each and everyone with good health, safety and joy at this special Season of the
year.



po~w ouun Rd aChtigattr'eieq P.d~aotos130de
The Holy Ghost Prayer-Line number is 326-7427
(www.gtwesley.org)
SUNDAY DECEMBER 31ST, 2006
7:00 a.m. Rev. Charles Sweeting/Bro. Andre Bethel
11:00 a.m. Rev. Caria Culmer/ Bm., Earnest Miller
10:00 p~in. Rev. Caria Culmer/ Lay Preachers (Watch Night)


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PAGE 6, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2006


AS THE passing of Gerald
Ford continues to be mourned
in the US, Bahamian citizens,
residents and visitors of
American origin will have an
opportunity to pay their
respects and send condolences
to the former president's wid-
ow Betty and the entire Ford
family.
Gerald R Ford, the United
States' 38th president, died on
December 26 at the age of 93.
He ascended to the nation's
top post during the Watergate
scandal and is often remem-
bered as the man who provid-
ed steady leadership through a
difficult time in American his-


The US Embassy in Nassau
will be closed on Tuesday,
January 2, 2007, to observe a
National Day of Mourning
marking the death of the for-
mer president.
The embassy has issued a
notice advising that all visa
interviews scheduled for Jan-
uary 2 will be moved to Janu-
ary 5 at the same time as orig-
inally scheduled.
Persons who are unable to
make the rescheduled inter-
view, are asked to e-mail:
visanassau@state.gov to
request an alternative 'date.
The American Citizen Ser-
vices Section will also be


case of an emergency, persons
are asked to contact the con-
sulbar duty officer by calling
242-328-2206.
The public is invited to sign
a book of condolences in the
embassy lobby on Wednesday,
January 3, 2007, between 1pm
and 5pm.
The book of condolences
will be forwarded to the Ger-
ald R Ford Presidential
Library and Museum in Ann
Arbor, Michigan, to be put on
display at a later date-
The US Embassy has also
lowered the US flag to half-
mast in honour of the memo-
ry of former president Ford.
Official funeral services wil
be held in California, Wash-
ington DC and Grand Rapids,
Michigan,




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FUNDAMENTAL
EVANGELISTIC ;

Pastor:H. Mills


closed on January 2. In the


tory.


Worship time: 11am & 7pm

Sunday School: 9:45am

Prayer time: 6:30pm
Place *

The Madeira Shopping

Center ,,ire ,:.


C:linswa Ele Service Dec. 24 @ 11 n0 p! 03
SWatchnight Service Dec. 31 @ 11:vu pn. I


* M


Phace: 1 Ts. arm~~ HeI rla s
offPrinlce Cholw b Pr~il e


US Embassy in Nassau to observe



National Day of Mourning following



the death of former president


fo'noshao atcoed


conunit murder

charge is
released due

fo insufterent

evidence

MA DENIS
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
FREEPORT A 28-
year-old Freeport man
who appeared in Freeport
Magistrate's Court on Fri-
day to face the charge of
conspiracy to commit
muirndseurd w eased due
The charge related to
the shooting death of Cle-
so Rolle at Grand
Bahama International
~Airport on March 16 last
year.
Terry Daxon, 28, was
not arraigned on advice
from the Attorney Gener-
a fs Oiei, becau dtehnere
to sustain the ~charge.
According to assistant
press liaison officer
Inspector Loretta Mack-
eyton Wilam hlxab
charged with murder and
other related charges in
con action with the death
Williams is on bail and
awaiting trial in the
SupC matetre cme before
the Supreme Court by
way of a voluntary bill of
indictment.


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Notice is given that the roadways at Steven's North
Side, Long Island including the Bay Road from
D12 to Steven's Rock will be closed from
midnight Sunday 31Ist December,2006 for 24 hrs.

Dated 28th December, 2006.
.Signed

Kevin R.A. Turnquest
Patrick M. Turixquest
Est. of Harcourt A. Tumnquest
Riturn Investments Limited





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


RHODES MEMORIAL

METHODIST CHURCH
"'A CITAD>EL FOR CHRIST IN THE CITY"


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in light of the island's contri-
butions to the treasury.
"This island is booming,"
said a resident, "so much so, it
seems, that the government
will not tell us exactly what
Our contribution to the trea-
sury is."
tha thsch trbut n cdna
least be rewarded with a new
airport.
The island's economy is
already flying high, they say.
Now it wants an airport fit for
its status.


Abaco's flourishing second-
home business depends on
good airport facilities. Private
fliers from Florida make the
island a regular port of call.
"If there is one thing we
need for the New Year more
than anything else, it's a
decent airport," said the
uce
*THE ever-present Hait-
ian problem in Abaco looks
like being an 'ongoing
headache right into 2007.
This is mn spite of three new
sub-divisions suggested by
local committees as a possible
counter to worsening conges-
tion.
Shanty communities at The
Mud (pictured below) and
Pig on Pea in Marsh Harbour
with others springing up ran-
domly in the bush, are the
1ai ienr ofalpo~puartio fo
mumity.
But Abaconians want ithe
shanties 'emptied, with legal
immigrants 30mmig Bahami-


ans in new, low-cost develop-
ments.
"However, our recommen-
dations for new sub-divisions
go unheeded by central gov-
ertiment," said an Abaco
source.
"We have proposed sites
sutB o Spsin Cti Mn s a
Harbour, but they are being
ignored. The government just
don't want to face it.
Feelings are growing among
residents that Abaco is under-
funded by Nassau, especially


IF YOU at a hot ti on a
boom location of the fture,
you could do worse than
invest your money on
Crooked Island
This once unfashionable
spur of land in the southern
Bahamas is suddenly the place
to be, judging by the dramatic
rise in property prices.
Ten years ago, no-one want-
ed to know about Crooked
Island. It was noted primarily
as a simple community of fjsh-
ing folk with more than its
share of mosquitoes. It had lit-
tle or nothing going for it.
Now half-acre home lots are
reportedly changing hands at
$500,000, with beachfront
properties in constant
deman d
"No sooner does a property
come on the market here than
it is snapped up," said a resi-
dent.e"Nint phr eneo o tnhee
A decade ago you couldn't
give it away."
The process is being helped
along by a new residential
development at Seaview, a
small shopping mall at Major's
Cay, and a "superstore" at
Landrail Point.
"People are paying astro-
nouncal prices," said an island
source, "You put a price on it
and I guarantee it will go."
Though foreigners have
bought up some land, much
of the entrepreneurial spirit is
to be seen among Bahamians.
The Landrail Point "super-
store" has been opened by
Bahamian Michael Carroll. A


gift shop has been opened by
another local, Sharon Scavel-

Neighbouring A~cklins is
also showing signs of eco-
nomic movement after
decades of slumber
Thou h not considered
quite to so attractive as
qCrooked Island, Acklins has
its share of splendid beaches.
And it certainly boasts the one
quality outsiders are looking
for peace and quiet in the
sun
"Peo le are beginning to
wake up to the massive poten-
tial of these islandss" said the
source. "Things are really
beginning to happen."
tT'he olne choepehoap cals i
doesn't spoil those qualities
which made Crooked Island
and Acklins such an enormous
draw in the first place.
*ABACO approaches 2007
with one big item on its New
Year wish-list an upgrad-
ed airport at Marsh Harbour
to help cope with the island's
economic boom.
Pilots using the airport say it
is btoth unsafe and insecure,
with the urgent need for -a
resurfat ed runway and better
all-round amenities.
Earlier this year, Works
19inister Bradley Roberts
announced an airport


improvement plan, then
immediately withdrew it.
"Since then, absolute
silence," said a Marsh Har-
bour resident.


MWORKS Minister Bradley
Roberts had announced an
airport improvement plan,
then immediately withdrew it.

However, an improved run-
way is considered a matter of
urgency by locals,. who
say planes have been damaged
on landing by big pot-
holes.
"The runway is still in, the
same shabby condition," said
the source. "Local investors
are still very concerned.''


Officers, members and the entire


The Presbyters,


family of Rhodes MemoraialMethodist Church. extend
Christmas and New Year Greetings to you and your family.
We prayithat you willbe able to say and to live with assurance:


"Joy to the World! The Lord has Comre!"


We are Ready for the Miracles of Christmas and
the New Years and We invite you to share with us


"READY FOR MIRACLES CELEBRATING
CHRIST THE LORD OF ALL SEASONS"


OLD YEAR'S SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday, December 31, 2006
7:00am and 11:00am
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism will be administered at
11:00am


WATCHNIGHT SERVICE AND CHOIR CANTATA
FELLOWSHIP MEAL
Sunday, December 31, 2006
9:30pm


COVENANT RENEWAL SERVICE
Sunday, January 7, 2007
10:00am


Dr amatic r is e in pr op er





prices on Crooked. Island.


FAMILY ISLAND ROUND-UP





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BISjll awrmwna

Pricing Information As Of:
Friday. 29 December 200 6 P?
BISX LISTED &r TRADED SECURITIES VISIT WWWN.BISXBAHAMIAg.C~OM FOR MIORE DATA & INFORMATION P
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,676.19/ CHG 00.19 /%CMGH 00.01 / YTD 325.48 / YTD %; 24.10 i .
5Sivlc-H: 52.vkLoss SeCulrlr PrC. .sus Clo-e Tiray's Close C3r~arne Da.1, '. il EPS 1 PE Vieald

12.05 10.25 Bahamas Property Fund 11.00 11.30 0.30 11,000 1.689 0.400 6.7 3.54%
8.03 6.90 Bank of Bahamas 8.03 8.03 0.00 0.796 0.260 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 5,000 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%
12.64 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 5.23 .5.03 -0.20 1,500 0.134 0.045 39.0 0.86%
2.88 2.10 Doctor's Hospital 2.50 2.50 0.00 0.295 0.000 8.5 0.00%
6.21 S.54 Famguard 5.79 5.79 0.00 0.552 0.240 10.5 4.15%
12.02 10.70 Fince 12.02 12.02 0.00 0.779 0.570 ,15.4 4.74%
14.15 10.50 FirstCaribbean 14.15 14.15 0.00 0.921 0.500 15.4 3.53%
12.55 10.00 Focol 12.55 12.55 0.00 1.476 0.500 8.5 3.98%
1.15 0.50 Freeport Concrete 0.55 0.55 0.00 1,000 -0.170 0.000 N/M 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 rpe 13 0( P..--mier R. al Estate 10 0)0 10 00 0 00 1 269 r 255 7 9 2.55%
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52.w-HI E-1s*.k-Lee, c5,mt-o~l 811. E Ash $ LastPnce WeeMI .0 P P!E Mlid
14.30 12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.923~ 1.080 8.1 7.40%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 8.00 8.25 1'0.00 0.000 0.640 NM 7.85%
0 54 0 ?0 RNID Holdings 0 45 O 55 0.20 0.021 0.000 26.2 0.00%
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14 50 14 00r Bahamas Su~permarkets 14.60 15.50 14.00 1.580 1.320 8.9 9.42%/

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Fielelit., Pirime InrOme Fund


FINDEX. CLOSE 735.47 / YTD 33.27% / 2005@.09% .

Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ Selling price of Collna and fidelity
Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ A company's reported eamings per snare for the last 12 mths
.NAV Net Asset Value
NIM Not Meaningful
FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 1 100


S- 22 December 2006

" 30 November 2006

"* 30 Noebr2)

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52wk-H .I LI-r High estcoigpc Iin ast 521 wek ~::~
52wk-Low Lowhest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally volume
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume
Change Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings


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5 198. New Years Daq Four young men climb a tree on
Bay; Street to watch a group called The Big Three pass by.


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denied reports that there was
any attempt to exrcumvent
Bahamian laws by having the
men arrested in the US. He
explained that all proper pro-
cedures were followed in
facilitating their arrest, and
that if this were not the case,
proper ramifications would
follow.
"But nobody is attempting
to circumvent any process.
Nobody is attempting to treat
this situation any differently
than any regularly ongoing
law enforcement activity
designed to uphold the rule
of law," he said.


en the security and maintain
the pre-clearance capability
of Grand Bahama airport,
he said.
The ambassador, who has
taken a no-nonsense
approach to drug trafficking,
made an impassioned speech
on what appears to be a
growing trend of sympathy
for drug dealers, and the


silence of those who support
Their condemnation,
"For three days I have
been waiting for someone to
write an article saying, 'Wait
a minute, weren't these guys
drug traffickers?' Do we sup-
port drug trafficking? Do we
believe in the rule of law in
the Bahamas or not? Nobody
is coming out and saying that.


All we are hearing from are
the poor children who are
crying because their daddy
isn't coming home?
"Or the wife that is upset
because her husband was a
trafficker and she won't con-
tinue to get: that source of
incoine that she thought she
had coming. Take a look at
the individuals that' we are
talking about and do some
investigation into the homes
they live in, the cars they dri-
ve, and ask yourself: do bag-
gage handlers make that
much money?" he said.
The ambassador reminded
the Bahamian public that this
is a serious issue.
BaThhem inci inleGrnd
dling International Airport
posed a very troubling sce-
nario, t-he ambassador
HexHain .that, just as easily
as drugs were placed on air-
planes, presumably weapons,
or even bombs could have
been played there.as well.
Therefore, major weak
nesses at Lynden Pindlitig
It rnaioa cmrpdor neee
ately he addedy.
"One of the reasons that
all Bahamians~should be
proud that this incident is-
concluded is that we have
had to secondarily search
numerous airplanes coming
from thelBahamas into the
US.
"In fact, Minister (Fred)
Mitchell commented on that
at one point that he was on
an airplane that had gone
through- pre-clearatice here.
It was again checked in the
US, and that's because of the'
concerns that we have with
the level of security.
'iSo if we canl get comfort-
able with security in the


Bahamas, we won't be
putting the number of air-
planes through the secondary
search process in the US.
"Now there will always be
some planes that will be
pulled in through a secondary
-search situation, but not near
the numbers that we are talk-
ing about now," he said.
This, he explained, posed
a serious time issue for air-
lines, increased the costs of
flights as planes have to be
checked twice and inconve-
nienced passengers through-
out the process.
Ambassador Rood also


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the matter.
The five men were arrested and charged
with trafficking cocaine ori local and inter-
national flights through the Lynden Pin-
dling Internationall Air ort. They were
arrested on D~ecemeber 18 on a Spirit Air-
lines fli ht tot ort Lauderdbale.etaMs
Hanna-Martin plans to hold a second
me .thisnt nex esday fo fam fthmem
ister of Foreign Affairs -Fred Mitchell and
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son.
The Tribune left messages for the Min-
ister of Transport and Aviation, but no
calls were returned up to press time.
"Ms Hanna-Martin called the' consul
during the- meeting and- there is expected
to be a hearing on the fourth, Mrs Tony
said.


service, service to the church
and service to the field of edu-
cation.
Sir Garet hias been recognised
for his contribution to com-
merce and business in the
Bahamas.
The full New Year's Honours
List will be published in Tues-
day's Tribune.


US Ambassador says Hyve Nassau



Flight Services employees should


not be seen as innocentt victims'


FROM page one
However, in these situa-
tions, Mr Rood said, no-one
was arrested, as an mnvestiga-
tion of the scope of the NFS
inquiry was not carried out.
It was with this in mind
that a number of improve-
ments were made to strength-


mee~~~~t wihMnse


Officials concerned with voter

reglStrati0D 10 general eledtioD
FROM page one
"We have so many registration stations out there, but they
have not been getting the response so we are hoping, and we
are going to see what happens with the ones that are open.
And if there is a need to expand we will expand," Mr Bethel
pledged.
"We are goitig to be in this all the way as we have been
doing. In all the various constituencies, we shall be pushing
'hard to make sure everyone gets the opportunity to register,
"We are going to bre opening later mn the evenings and we are
going to be announcing where we are so that people can know
exactly where to find us," he said.

Ladvy Pindling

15 110W a Dar11


FROM page one
According to her, a representative of
~the Airport Allied Workers Umion who
attended the meeting inquired about the
men's salaries, asking whether NFS had
stopped paying them or if they were offi-
cially terminated at all. She said that one
of the wives told Ms Pinder that she had
not seen a payment made to her husband's
account since his arrest.
The uition representative also asked the
minister to provide families with airfares
to go and see their loved ones in Fort
Lauderdale, according to Ms Tony.
Earlier reports claim that Cabinet miri
sisters were in the dark about the."sting
operation" that led to the arrest of the
five men, though the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Attorney General's Office by
protocol should have been made aware of


FROM page One
opment and charities.
The title of Knight Comman-
der had been conferred on both
Baltron Bethel and Garet Fin-
layson.
Sir Baltron has been recog
nised for exemplary service to
nation building through public


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JANUARY 2007. WE WILL BE OPEN TO THE COLLEGE STUDENTS AND, THE

GENERAL PUBLIC FROM MONDAY THRU SATURDAY FROM 7A.MI. TO 9 P.MN.


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Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the~
public of its meeting: times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Saturday morn-
ings IOam to 11am.
Bahamas Diabetic Association meets ~every
third Saturday, 2:30pm (except August and
Deocenbr @ t~he N rsing School, Grosvenor

Doctors Hospital CPR and First Aid classes
are offered every third Saturday of the'morith
from 9am 1pm. Contact a Doctors' Hospital
Community Training Represental ve.at
302.4732 for more information agnd learnt to
save a leoay. : :

n CIVIC CLUBS
JAR CYCLING: The Owners of JAR Cycling
are pleased to offer a cycling clinic for juniors
between 10 and 1'7. The free climec will e: held;
every Saturday in an effort to encourage kids
to cycle. Parents interested in registering their
children should contact organizers at jarcy-
cling@gmail.com.

MMM~llIIII58SUNDAY :M~111

n PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS
Traveller's Rest Restaurant, West Bay Street,
features special entertainment Gernie,
Tabitha and the Caribbean Express very
Sunday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
n HEALTH

pAbi ohof itA metne ime shd pilnc Th
Nassau G pmpRoett~a Street: Sunday 6pm



Send all your civic and social events (attach
pictures if possible) to The Tribune via fax:
328. 2398 o r e -mail: y bdeleveaux@trib unesme-
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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 Assocuition (NIBRA), meets:
every fourth Thursday in the month, in the I
National Insurance Board's (NIB) training
room, Wulf Road office.complex, at: 6pm. All
retirees are welcome.

The Rotary Club of We~st Nassau holds its
weekly meeting, every Thursday at Choices
Restaurant on the campus of the College of
the` Bahamas. Fellowship starts at 12.30pmn,
witly the meeting held from 1pm to 2pm.
amllligltins FRIDAY
n HEALTH
A-lcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Friday 6pm ~to
1'7pm & 8;r30pm- to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart
.Church: Friday 6pm to 7pm. New Providence
SCommumity Centre: Friday 7pm to 8pm.
n CIVIC CLUBS
TM Club 94;77 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas
Baptist Community College Rm Ai19, Jean St.


attend. Phone 323.4482

n 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 Alumn~ae chapter of
SDelta 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 o~f
i .each inonth at Doctor's Hospital Confe~renc~e
Room.

Nassau Council 10415 Knights, of Columbus
meets the second and fourth Wednesday of
the month, 8pm @ St Augustine's Monastery.
The Kiwanis Clixb 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 orgazi-
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 frbin lOam


MIIIIllo~ MONDAY I:;- ~
n 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 call702.4646
or 327.2878

MS (Multiple Scierosis) Bahamas meets the
third Monday of every month at 6pm @ Doc-
tors Hospital conference room.
n ENTERTAINMENT
CHRISTMAS DAY: The INC Christmas Par-
ty: Volume Two. will be held at the Revolution
. ightclub. 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-
vidled by CRX: King C-Note DT Pressure, DJ

Ilp s
n CIVIC CLUBS
.Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British
Colonial Hilton Monday's at 7pni Club
612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndhain 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~ritish Colo-
dial Hilton Hotel, Bay St. a
MiR&**;: TUESDAY bBB

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.
Tihe Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5:30pm on the second Tuesday of each.month
at their Headquarters `at East Terrace, Cen-
treville. Call 323.4482 for more info.



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n CIVIC CLUBS
TeeryK u al' lub of New Prto id e mee s
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
7:30pni @ C C 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-
ara Ando e* Club 7S78 cmetesf chd Tsm y
3rd Terrace, Centreville

Ahlpha K ppa Alu sSeoron ityT stads Omga
@ the Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort, Cable Beach Kappa AlphalPsi

Fr3a0tp yAml ntsce yue IcBM Off c, 4th
flo metn tm Alph aP iy 3hap r -

502.4842/377.4589 for more info.
The Downtown Pilot Club of Nassau meets
every third. Tuesday of the month at 6pm at
the J P Whitney Building, First Terrace,
Collins Avenue.


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Drive and Columbus Avenue ( Chipplngham.). Ntlssau Bahamas Koinonia- meets every second
Call (242) 356.2274 now to oalak reservations. Friday of each month. 7:30pm at the Emmqils,
Open~ to all ages and groups Mlonday-Supday Centre at St Augustine's Monastery. For more
froin 9am to 6pm: Inquire about additional ~:into call 325.1947 after 4pm.
activities and prog~rammes .
w-r -- AMISTWdD'is a club which promotes the
'TM -I3" atecrj each Wednersda on the F,:n~'isk!~paguag and culture in the comlmu-
th ofthe.,@ r. ofealth. Algetring 15 os~~r ldeaty o the Bahama wg ,,ea
to attend meetings on the third Friday of the
11[8~8~ _THURSDAY.. Ms month daring the academic year at 7pm in.
r~oot 13-olCOB p Tourism Training Cent re. i


. ENTERIAINlhl ) 11 b
tre In a nP3 CmJ\So Tuee \.h
December 26 at the National Centre for th~e
Performing Arts. The matinee show will be
at 4pm and the eveningsYhow.ill IR at' 8pril
Tickets are available at 100% Bi~ble Book-
otorrs, Ohet Chrs n Bos dp, Tioe i ae nA
bly.

MIsBLi~ WEDNESDAY 'i I

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Express Yourself: Poets, vocalists, musicians'
vsal art sts, story B telesdneis t ln e

the- Nassau Beach Hotel) the place where r
"the grown folks hang out". The evening starts
every Wednesday might at 8pm. This is the
Bahamian cultural expression that your ears
have' been craving for in a cool, comfortable
and safe environment. Express Yourself is the
brain child of th Isentreodwspoken word artist
The sessions have developed to showcase
Bahamian singers, musicians, dancers, snovie
makers, storytellers, sculptors aidd visual
artists.

n PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS
HuanpyDay Happ s r5@ T pshottr Sapo ts
tize~rs and numerous drink specials.
HEALTH
Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: Newv
Providence Commumity Centre: Wedriesday -
7pm to 8pm. The Nassau Group: Rosetta
Street, Wednesday 6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to
9:30pm.
FREE Health and Wellness Lectures are held
the first Wdesdcay ofmuniymo thnr a k 0m
R2ad 7For more information cllB 37 6S60
and Cholesterol Screening.

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas Suppjort
Group meets every Wednesday from 5:30pm
to 7pm at Carnc~er Headquarters, two doors
south of ZNS. Cancer patients, survivors, their
family members and friends are invited to


n ENTERTAINMENT
Shadowhand Entertainment presents~an aill
Bahamian Talent Explosion this and every
Thursday) night at the Patio Bar & Grill on
Carmlchael Road. This everit features upcom-
ing Bahamian, artist whio are ready to showcase
their original material to the world'. Thkeureill
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-
tlemen small door charge. See u there.
n HEALTH
Ft e ~ubplkc seaalth lecthre detin r i-

pital every third Thursday of the month at
6pm in the Doctors. Hospital Conference
Room. Free screenings between 5pm & 6pm.
.For more information call 302.4603.

Alcoholics Anonymous wishes to inform the
pabi rt p sin times :ndT pac Th~epmat
7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The Kirk: Thursdays
- 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being
held 6:30pjm Thursdays at Nassaxi GyniNas-
tics Seagrapes location (off Prince Clirles
Dr). Doctor approval is required: Call
364.8423 to register for more mnfo.
REACH Resourbes & Education for Autism

9m th scdond h un aymof acl mothmin
the cafeteria of the BEC building, Blue Hill
Road '

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The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a
ena at te er ih Clniah Hilto H el1 (e
lowship begins at 6:45am).

The KiwanissdClub of Overtthe-H~illlmee s

Activity Centre, Soldier Road. Guests are wel-
come .

Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first, sec-
ond and third Thursday at the Ministry of
Health & Environment building on Meeting


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MLEFF: Roots. eventual winners of the Boxing Day Parade, bring their 'Arabian Nigthts' theme
to Bay Street on Wednesday night.
SBELOW~ LEVE: Valley Boys rushed with a Great Mystical Conquest' theme.
(Photos: Felipt Major/Tribune staj])


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SBODYBUILDjd ING;' .' '.
By BRENTSTUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter


pt BASKETBALL
By KESIE JOHNSON
Junior $ports Reporter
PATRIk~ BRICE became the delivery man
for the Doris Johnson Marlins yesterday, draw-
ing the foxi with just .06 seconds remaining in
regulations
With a tied ball game, Brice stepped to the
line connecting on both shots that give thd
Marlins ~a 29-27 victory over the visiting
Wolmers IHigh School.
The game,between the two teams was the
closest match-up on the third day of the fourth
annual CI Gibson basketball tournament.
The 11arlins. who had established a first
quarter lead, allowed Wolmers to creep their
way back into things in the second/quarter.

Aggressive

inth1 lin~ oatead vthe In esie pb tt y


Sone oint ,
The timeo'ut called by the Marlins changed
the team's shooting slump. When the team
stepped back onto the court they went on a 6-
3 run to close the quarter with a 7-3 lead over
their opponents.
The Magsllins were hoping to carry the
1* momentumover into the second quarter, but
the team would have to play without captain
. Leslie St Fluer.


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players to get the Bahamas
men's teant out of the Amert-
can Zone Ill in the Davis Cup
arid the women back on' the
Fed Cup circuit.
MHonorable mentions go to
cricket president Colin Deanez.
bodybuilding president Dan-
ny Sumner, golf president
Agatha D~elancy, soccer trio
Anton Sealey, LionelHaven
and Gary White, basketball
presidents Keith 'Belzee'
Smith and Aintoinette
Knowles, volleyball president
Gle-n Balin. footba-ll chairman
Mlichbael Foster. swimming
presidents Algernon Cargill and
c`.cling7 due Roy; Colebrooke
and Barroln Turbo' Musgrove.


Greg Burrows and Teddy
Sweeting
Credit must be given to
Burrows` for liis tenacity to
make' the. Bahamas Baseball
Federation the governing
body for baseball in the coun-
try.
Together with Sweeting, hre
has worked tirelessly to put
together a solid core of island
associations and leagues.
David 'Stretch' Morley and
Larry Wilson
While Morley serves the
president, based in Grand
Bahama, Wilson has ensured
that as the first vice president
in New Providence, ;he
Bahamas Baseball Fedlera-


tion's presence is felt.
Toge the1. phey -worked
towards sending off a quality
men's junior national .team
that carme close to quialifying
theBabamas for the- Tourn3-
ment of Americas this sum-
mer.

Georgio Baldacci
Having spent a gr-eat deal
of time working behind the
scenes in tennis, Baldacci
finally found out what it was
like to be in the forefront of a
sport. that is in a transitiol
from the local to int~r nlr ional ~
circuit. .
Ba~ldacci and his executives
have the job of trying to put
together a nucleus of young


national
lat they
general
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verning
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leyball
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MVichelle and Ray Minus Jr.
Both must be given credit
for their success with the First
Class Promotion's profession-
al boxing show.
Throughout the course of the
year, they were able to bring
six quality shows to the public.
And in the process, they got
Meacher 'Pain' Major and Jer-
maine 'Choo Choo' Mackey
to secure two international
titles as they took on oppo-
nents from Puerto Rico and
Jamaica.
SMike Sands
As the first vice president,
he inherited the remainder of
the three-year- term from
Desmond Bannister after he
resigned as president of the
Bahamas Association of Ath-
letic Associations.
Sands would be re-elected
this year to his first full three-
year term1 11ium i'lreaC~J\ build-
ing the framework for the
road to the 20()8 Oly~inpic
Games.
However, he admitted that
he didn't envision that the
work would be as intense as it
is, now that he is the man in
charge for what could be con-
side~red the sport that brings
the most international acclann
to the country.


RAYMOND 'I'~UCKER and Grand
Bahamian Charmaine McNabb have flexed
their" way to the top of the Bahamas Body-
building and Fitness Federation (BBF) list,
capturing the male and female bodybuilder
of the year awards.
The duo edged~ out top names like James
'Jay' Darling and Paul Wilson, Gena Mack-
ey, Samantha Sweeting for the honolir.
Although the federation named Tucker
andi McNabb as the top bodybuilders, fed-
eration president Dandy Sumner said he's
pleased with the accomplishments of all of
the athletes, and the level they competed on
during the past season.
He said: "Tucker won the male
award over national champion
James 'Jay' Darling and Paul Wil-
son because of .his season-ending
trip to the World Powerlifting
Championships in the Czech
Republic.
"Tucker,also teamed up with
Gena Mackey to repeat as mixed
pairs champions at the Central
American and Caribbean Body-
building Championships."

Award
On the female side McNabb was able to
win the award over Mackey after she col-
lected a pair of bronze medals at the CAC
Champe nslpsorevealed yesterday that
Grand Bahamian Dominique Willonson was
nmy ithe bodyftnests nd mos tmm ve
Siweeting carted off thredmost outstanding
"We also applaud Joel Stubbs and
Leonardo Dean for their contribution to
the sport," Sumner stated. "Joel is a gen-
tleman in his own class and I don't think
people understand the contribution he's
making as a professional bodybuilder.
"When Joel represents his country and
the federation, he does it in style. He's a
gentleman. I would like for the young body


With St Flue'r off the cou~rt, the Marlins
shooting percentage dropped drastically. The
team went 1-for-12 with him on the bench.
~This period was also used wisely by Wolmers,
whb had forced five turnovers to creep within
one.
With the tides changing, St Fluer was brought
back into the game, but it was too late by this
time, Everton Jhulan had closed the quarter
with a big three pointer that gave his team a
one point lead.
Marlins knew they needed St Fluer in the
game, and his presence in the third quarter
was felt immediately.
The short, swift guard picked off seven long
overhead passes by Wolmers but when he
passed them off to his teammates they were
unable to convert.
Wolmer would turn to Adrian Blake and
Jhuean fr vicory while the Marlins looked
SBoth Blake and Jhulan stepped to the line in
the c sing min tes of the f urth quarter con-

If the duo were successful on bthtshohte
things up, as the Marlins were down by two
points.
Whth n rsu BrceH nir addcolnenred

ih the to rscotre co pin poits Jd ppwnou i
lead Wolmers with six points and Blake had
ive pint .
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The other is to start with a diamond
Sfmnesse, hoping West has the king.
Both methods of play fail mn the
actual deal, the first because the
clubs are divided 4-1, and the second
because the diamond finesse loses-
Declarer goes down at least one
either way.
However, both lines of play are
wrong! South knows from East's
takeout double that East is likely to
haverthe king of diamonds and prob-
ably four clubs as well. Conse-
quently, a third line of play, not
nearly so obvious, is clearly indi-
cated.
Declarer should lead a heart to
the ace at trick two and return a low
club from dummy. There is
absolutely nothing East can do atthis
point to defeat the contract. If he
goes up with the ace, South acquires
four club tricks, and his troubles are
overAn i a pa l nsed
allown Sout to si 3it th a
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diamond finesse. East wins with the
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SATURDAY,
DECEMBER 30
ARIES March 21/April 20 "
There's no time for beating around
the bush answering an important
question just be direct, Aries. A
special friend comes into your life
again. Make the most of the moment.
TAURUS April- 21/May 21*
Don't let die cold weather get you
down, T'aurus. Find ways to enjoy
the snowy season. Organize a trip'
with friends it could provide the
excitement you need this week.'
GEMINI May 22/June 21
Stop playing that Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyddl
routine, Gemini. You're bound to
Jose friends when you act two-faced.
Expect conflict byr Thursday. You'll
have things sorted out by week's end.,
CANCER June 22/July 22
Is a new.neighbor trying your
patience, Cancer? Well, you may
want~ to keep your cool for a bit
longer. A work project leads toi~
adventure for Wednesday --

LEO ul u2 / u ust .3
You've been a bit edgyi lately, Leoo
You might be taking on too many
responsibilities at work. Rest up, so that
you'll bring fresh ideas to the table: A
Toved one reaches out on Tuesday.
iYIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
-Iti-could be the right time to take
your relationship to the next step.
The stars indicate that this one~is
really meant to be. Look to family
members for~ some good advice.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
If your work has been mediocre,
Libra, it could be because you're not
putting your "all" into it Seek outga
hobby to free up the creative side of
your brain. Aquarius is key this week .
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 ,
Your sarcasm has gotten you into
trouble again, Scorpio. Not everyone
appreciates your own brand of
humor. Trheadlisg tly at work on
SAGFlTARI[US-Nov23/Dee21
Now's' not the time to be level-
headed, Sagittarius. Explore that new
romance and run with it. .Expect 'a
friend to need your help on the weeti-
end with a serious matter -- you're
the one with the right answers.
CAPRICORN -Dec 22/Jan 20
Why do seem to be seeking the war path
lately, Capricorn? Set your sights ofi
peace and quiet rather than confrontal
tion. A stranger provides the answer to a
question that's been a bothe~:
AQUARIU3S -Jan 21/Feb 18 *
So, you've made a resolution to'get. in
shape for the new year, Aquanius.
Because you're not known for stick-
ing to your guns, recruit the help of a
friend who can motivate you.
PISCES Feb 19/March 2( 'e
Does it feel like you've been swint-
ming up stream lately, Pisces. It could
be because you're chasing the wmnrg
goal. That special someone you've
had your eye on is up to no good.


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Both sides vulnerable.
NORTH

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The bidding:
North East South West
1 + Dble Redble 14
Pass Pass 2 NT Pass
3 NT
Opening lead jack of spades.
Declarer often knows a lot about
how the opposing cards are divided
before the play begins. This knowl-
edge, acquired from the bidding,fre-
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leads a spade against three nodtrump,
declarer winning East's king with the
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12, Mor-S-e 13, W-edge 14, Nigh- 15'
Robot 16, Bared 18, Pe-t er 19, I'm
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W5est North East South
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Opening lead ~queen of spades.
The thought processes of most
top-notch cardplayers are remhark-
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doesn't much matter whether one is
defending or declaring; the thinking
practically always follows the same
logical lines.
Consider the present case where
South was declarer at four hearts and
West led the spade queen. Three
rounds of spades forced declarer to
ruff, and left himi with the problem of
how to lead twtee from dummy
toward his diamond and; club
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MONDlAY,
JANUARY 1
ARIES March 21/April 20
Someone makes a proposal, Aries
and it's a difficult decision for you
to consider. Health concerns are the
topic at hand for midweek. Plenty of
bed-rest will recharge you.
TAURU'S April 21/May 21
Iorstn is lOT ngu fr an mo
souv ota arguments before, now
for surprises on Thursday.
GEM\-INI May 22/June 21
You've had a health. scare recently,
Gemini, but you're a trooper and
halve pulled thoe rDoulnotep a
include in your diet.
CANCER Jun 22/July 22
Exhaustion has been your maiti
nemiesisilnarey tC~ r rYo hr 1
your busy schedule. A new rela-
tionship seems promising. Just be
patient for a little while longer.
LEO July 23/August 23
You've been spending most of your
Yorefrso h o t gone ~nt oe.
By week's end someone parupers you
unexpectedly. vet deser mgiv\
VIRG;O Aung 24/sept 2%
Have, you b -en plt .ag games
withl your signi~ifwahtl other V'lrgo?
It's not like you to bi- deceptive.
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change your ways.
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taking advantage of his or her generop
ity. Work is rough on Monday.
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and drive it's you, Scorpio.
However, an overzealous coworker
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off to distance yourself fro~m stress.
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You've been acting reckless,
Sag~ittarius. Don't let trouble blind
sight ouar positive goals. Buckle
down and straighten up. You'll have
plenty of time for fult once the
weekend arrives.
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Have you beenl getting.the runaround
from your boss, Capricom? Nothing can
be more~ frustrating th~an not geuirig a
clear sign from authority. G~o wiith your
instincts, they're bounld to be right.
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its financial benefits, but it can take a
toll on your health and well-being,
Aquarius. Be a go-getter, but don't go
overboard. Save fun for Friday.
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lost love. Don't spend too much time
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entry in hummy.
But the solution was really not an
that hard to find.. The opening lead
had marked West livith the Q-J of
spades, so East had to have the: rest of
the missing high cards for his open-
ing notrump bid. (East-West were
playmg~ 16- to 18-point no nn
openings.) .
The only question remaining was
how to take advantage of these val~-
able: clues, and it did hiot take South
lo"gto fiuddehe anwe.A~tr tum
the.A-K of trumps and then led~ the
~jack of clubs!
This sequence of plays rendered
East helpless. He could do no better
than win the club with the kcing and
return a trump to dummy's jack.
Declarer thereupon led the ten of
clubs, presenting East with a Hob--
son's choice.
If he followed low, the lead would
remain in d'uuny' and declarer
would then take the winning dia-
mond finesse to biihgmithe contract.
And if East msitead covered the -
ten of clubs' with th6 queen, South
would win with the ace and return
the three' to dummy's nine in order to
take the diamond finesse.
All of which goes to show that if
you make it a regular practice to keep
your trund on the task at~hand, won-
hdous -hmpe ar~scbmtimesh penan.~
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West dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
NORTH

+ 7 6 4 3
+10 9 2
WEST .
4 Q J 10 6
+ 10 8 5 2
+8 7 54


EAST
4 AK 83
S8 72
SK J 9
+K Q6


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ACROSS
3 Foreigner on a roll(5)
8 Dens'dope? (5)
10 Photographer'sassistandl (5)
11 Black rat poselbly (3)
12 On whch to putyour foo down (5)
13 Wrongly taken to be sdly
underfed? 7)
15f Try to state another way (5)
18 Likeone ofthose "good"days? (3)
;19 Be anuisance to Meryl.
perhaps (6)
31 Heavenly discso oe is careful to


drink (4)
23 Being awfully good to the French
means a lot (4)
24 Apound akiss () .
28 Siter somehow sad (6)
29 Woman showing abit of
gaucherie (3)
31 Additioryily, a
decelerator (5)
32' A short contradiction (7)
34 Post damaging a ship (5)
SS There'6 nothing we have
t 'o pay(3)
36 There's virtue, almost, in the love
of curios and fine art (5)
37 Ice cold drifters (5)
38 Mopes around
lown (5)


DWN I
1 Cop it inthe eye?(5)
2 Dog unsteady onits feet? (7)
4' Itgrows up in ttie owaround the
Send of June (4)
5 Criticises the roofing g (6)
6 He':s the ne embraced widly by
alass (5)
7 Though comparativey coourless,
a bit of an eyeful (5)
9 Around midday, he's at home (3)
12 Sobriquet fr the part of Vietnam
within the borders of Paradise (3,4)
14 Not completely honourble? (3)
18 One mounted with asaintly alr? (5)
17 Was mistakenin makingfurther
reductions (5)
19, Stony-hearted beauties, but with
tastea (7)
20 Is she hopelessly uncheritable?(5)
21 Capitl place to get plasteed (5)
23 Go paler, collapsitigin the
garden 7)
24 Come forward, possibly upset about
the piano (4,2)
25 Makenzie's moniker? (3)
27 Very keen to weavebrald (5)
28' Condition thecounry'sin (5)
30 lUpl(5)
32 Pleasant place to have a
party for 1 (4)
33 Piece of driftwod,
figuratively (3)


David Baramidare V Levon
dmion hip Ed~ 2006. The
.white player is Germany's best
teenage grandmaster, but his
opening choice of the Four
Knig~hts 15e4 e o aNf e 3 Nc3
prepared gambit Nd4 5 Nxe5
Bc5, giving up a pawn for fast
development Today's puzzle
diagram shomtws thesult.

flank Black's queen, knight and
bishops have ah ranged within
guarded white king. The hidden
key ~t gives Blade a ford

dues, can you work out how
Black (to play) won quickly?


ACRO de 5)
8 Unitof gem
10 Wag3)5)
11 Total (3)
12 Sag (5)
13 Mase is 9)

19 Procession (6)
2L. On the shore (7)
22 Dash (4)

26 Semi-slid lump(6)
29 Adherent (3)

34 Savoury Jelly (5)
35 Charged partclde(3)
36 Stop (5)
37 Carriage (5)
38 Anaesthetic (5)


DOWN
1 Stone-work~er (5)
2 Uusua 4)
5 Unpdncipled (6)
6 Narrow(5)
B' AvrcPecul ar()
12 Attre smartly (5,2)
14 Age (3)

19 Ocean ()
20 Gu d(5)

timepiece 7)

27 Freshwater
mammal (5)
28 Contract(5)
30 S~inger(5)
32 Donate(4l)
33 Record (3)


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Chess solution 82Th LBxe5 2 Rxe5 Nxg3+ 3 fxg3
Qf6 4Rel 8g41and Whte resigned dueto 5 Qxog4Qfl
6 Rxf~lmx~ate.
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22, 3ay, M-ora-S 25, Lam-Bent 7, CorkIn SO,
TioB(ur-a- hu)r-e 32, North 35, Suede 4:3
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lottery 16, Netbalfl7, Heads f8, Enrol 20, Start 22,
Gurtter23,Whisky 25, Pageant 27, Barrels 30, Fidget 31,
Strike 32, Trend 35, Tense 36, Hoist 37, Recruit 39,
Erratic 41, Lungs 42, Loser43, Aborigine 44.
WI1, Permit 2, Pleasant 3,Intelligent 4! Delegates 5,
Denie6, Altol e7, Fet 10, Uranus 11 Machete12,
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