The Tribune
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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: January 9, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Man hurt in Fox Hill shooting
Tribune Staff Reporter
A LOCAL man is in hospital nursing gunshot wounds fol-
lowing an early morning shooting in Fox Hill, police said yes-
Asst Supt Walter Evans said the victim. was at Springfield
Road, near Freedom Park in Fox Hill, around 3am Tuesday
when he was "shot in the upper portion of the body by some
unknown person or persons.
tilp to press time yesterday, the victim was in "serious condi-
While his identity has not been released by authorities, Tri-
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Tribune Staff Reporter
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lawyer has argued that former
Marco City MP Pleasant1
Bridgewater's election court
petition should not be allowed ;
to proceed because she was
aware .of the alleged ineligi-
bility of voters, but made no
protest either before 'or dur-
ing the election.
Fred Smith argued this point
yesterday before Senior Jus-
tice Anita Allen and Justice
Jon Isaacs who are hearing his
motion to have Ms Bridgewa-
ter's petition struck out in
election court.
The court heard arguments
as to whether or not another
motion Mr Smith had filled in

Bridgewater to have her case
heard in election court in the
first part of the session would
be heard.
Senior Justice Allen ruled
after submissions on the issue
by Mr Smith and lead attor-
ney for Ms Bridgewater, Philip
'Brave' Davis, that the elec-
tion court did not have juris-
diction to h ar the matter. Se
instead hear the strike out
petition before them.
Mr Smith made several ref-
erences to the issue of leave
after the justices made their
ruling, leading Senior Justice
Allen to emphasize to Mr
Smith that the strike out peti-
tion "is what we are dealing
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petition is an abuse of process
as it discloses no cause of

and Returning Officer for
Marco City Cecil Thompson.
In the body of the petition,
he continued, no allegation is
made against either respon-
This is a very peculiar case,
said Mr Smith, as the Peti-
tioner pleads that she knew of
the alleged legal incapacity of
the 100 voters.
As a result, said Mr Smith,
the Petitioner should have

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A POLICE constable
charged with the manslaughter
of a Bimini man, which sparked
serious unrest on the small
island last month, was
arraigned in Magistrate's Court
Constable Carliston Darling,
33, was arraigned before Chief
Magistrate Roger Gomez at
Court One, Bank Lane,
charged with the manslaughter
of Aschol Dino Rolle.
Rolle, 43, was reportedly
shot in the head at the Bimini
Breeze restaurant following an
encounter with police. Rolle's
death srpa kded o traghoamio
bombed the police barracks,
damaged the Alice Town

police station, two police
boats, an officer's personal
boat and a police jeep.
Constable Darling was
escorted to court unshackled
around 3.30pm yesterday.
Court dockets state that Dar-
ling, on Saturday, December
22, 2007, while at A4lice Town,
Bimnini, intentionally caused
the death of Aschol Dino
Rolle. H~e was not required to
Darling was told by the mag-
istrate that a preliminary
inquiry will be held to deter-
mine whether there is sufficient
evidence to have him stand tri
al in the Supreme iCourt.
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SHATTERED: Classmates of DeAngelo Cargo display their emotions after the shooting death. The
young student died yesterday in hospital.

Pohece name shooting suspect

POLICE issued an All-
Points-Bulletin on Tuesday for
Jamaal Penn, 20, of Kelly Lane,
Fox Hill, in connection with the
shooting death of 18-year-old
DeAngelo ''Patches" Cargill-
The suspect is described as dark
brown, of medium build, 185
lbs and is considered armed and
daersronus with any information
on the whereabouts of Jamaal
Penn are asked to contact police
at 919, 502-9930, or the Crime
Stoppers hotline at 328-8474.
DeAngelo, a Senlior at C R
Walker, was reportedly caught
in the cross-fire of stray bullets
after a gunman in a green Hon-
da opened fire near a busy

downtown bus stop on Freder-
ick Street Monday afternoon.
The gunman reportedly
missed his intended target,
instead hitting DeAngelo mul-
tiple times in the upper part of
his body, damaging his heart,
lungs, and liver, his family told
The Tribune.
.He died in hospital Monday
The Tribune has learned the
shooting was related to an unre-
solved dispute over a woman.
Up to press time yesterday
the suspect was not in custody.
Police are reportedly seeking a
second, unnamed suspect.
(See story, page 3).

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE United States Embassy
will not be issuing a travel
warning to American tourists
visiting the Bahamas follow-
ing Monday's fatal shooting in
downtown Nassau.
The Embassy expressed
their condolences to the fami-
ly of DeAngelo Cargill, stat-
ing that the loss of someone
so young is always tragic and

Chief Political, Economic,
and Public Relation's officer
Dan O'Conner said that the
Embassy's Consular Informna-
tion Sheet already notes that
violent crime has invaded
areas that are frequented by
With this in mind, he said,
tourists are urged to exercise
caution during their stay in the
"We urge any travelling US
citizen to exercise caution dur-
ing their stay here and we will
continue to maintain contact

with Bahamian law enforce-
ment about the crime situation
and any threat to US tray-
ellers," Mr O'Conner said.
Immediately following Mon-
day's shooting, shop owners
expressed outrage and disap-
pointment that the growing
violent crime had spilled over
into the country's touristic life-
Many Bay Street merchants
expressed fear that the US
Embassy would issue a travel
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IN THE wake of Monday's
brazen daylight shooting, the civic
organisation Bahamas Against
Crime has called on the govern-
ment and business community to
put their financial support behind
the group's "national campaign"
to combat rising crime levels.
A statement issued by the BAC
yesterday, signed by Reverend C
B Moss, said that the group has a
plan which can "if properly sup-
ported: bring about positive
flowever, the group claims that
"all sectors must now 'step up to
the plate' and do their job." .
"It is very obvious that the .
criminal element among us has
abandoned any pretense of '
respect for the sanctity of life and
the \vell-being of our nation. They have declared
war' on the remainder of our society, and the
society must respond, and respond NOW," said
the BAC.
The group spoke out to condemn "in the
strongest terms" the drive-by shooting of C R
Walker student, 18-year-old DeAngelo Cargill,
on Monday.
"This despicable act clearly shows the level to
which our society has descended," read the state-
ment, before going on to express condolences
to the victim's families.

Tribune Staff Reporter

WITH crime a hot topic. on
everyone's lips, one Nassau woman
is taking action to help others help
protect themselves from becom-
ing another statistic.
Melanie Lobosky a second
degree blackbelt in the martial art
of jujutsu is offering courses in
women's self protection, with the
stated aim of mecreasmng women's
confidence in identifying potential
atcka s an oenfendi~ng ebma

very high chance that you as a
woman living in the Bahamas will
be the target of a criminal attack at
leas onde mn you lie I ydou re
you confident that you will be able
to successfully escape or defend
yourself?" asked Ms Lobosky.
As a woman with nine years
experience in martial arts, Ms
Lobosky describes herself as
uniquely positioned to train
women to protect themselves.
The course itself is one that Ms
Lobosky says she wishes she had
been able to take years ago, but
at that time the only route to self-
protection that she could find was


call, that will just tear you apart,"
he said.
When the tanker Omega Lady
Sarah pulled alongside his life
raft, Archer had not eaten solid
food in seven days, and found it
difficult to climb a rope ladder
up the ship's massive hull.
"It was like standing next to
the Chrysler building laying on
its side. It boggled the mind," he
said before boarding a flight to
New York for an appearance on
NBC's "Today"' show.
Archer said he had planned
the voyage for 10 years "just
for the sake of doing it." His fam-
ily alerted the U.S. Coast Guard
when he failed to arrive as sched-
uled the day after Christmas.
He said he would not hesitate
to try again, despite his ordeal-
"If I had my next boat, I'd be
planning my next tnip.'

SSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
AFTER struggling for weeks
aboard his storm-damaged yacht,
American sailor William P.
Archer III watched his sailboat
sink into the ocean just as he
was rescued by a passing tanker
in rough seas off the Bahamas,
arccordling to Associated Press.
Archer, who had been
attempting a solo Atlantic cross-
ing, fired a distress signal from
his life raft Thursday to catch the
attention of the passing freighter,
which changed course to scoop
him out of a life raft.
"The timing did work out. I
have to be appreciative of that,"
Archer, 32, told The Associated
Press in a phone interview Tues-
day from Miami.
His troubles began 10 days
into his six-week journey from

Cape Verde, when storms
destroyed the boom and shred-
ded two sails on his 39-foot ves-
sel, Alchemy. He had hoped to
reach the Caribbean island of
Antigua within a month.
When the weather cleared, he
charged a course toward the
Bahamas, but then hit more
storms and "things got progres-
sively worse."
Archer, who works as a sailing
instructor in Fort Lauderdale,
Fla., used his motor to avoid
rocks in the Bahamas chain, until
his engine failed. Then the sail-
boat began filling with water.
He was too focused on surviv-
ing to worry about the danger,
he said.
"The priorities take over: Stay
off land, keep the boat afloat,
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The organisation said they
would like to see the government
"change their 'stuck in the mud'
attitude towards supporting
Bahamas Against Crime" and put
its resources behind their cam-
; paign.
"Now that these shocking, cold
.blooded and brazen crimes have
spilled out of the inner city into
the main touristic, business and
commercial area, perhaps corpo-
rate Bahamas will put its support
behind this national campaign,"
.;added the release.
Also yesterday, Bishop Simeon
11i senior pastor ut he New

chairman of the government's
,National Advisory Commission
I~ on Crime, called on Bahamians
to "hold confidence in the police
and report any and all knowledge
about crime in the country" to
the force, as they are the "last bas-
tion between peace and total chaos in the
In the wake of the discovery of 2,300 rounds of
ammunition in a shipping container on Monday,
Bishop Hall also suggested that the importation
of firearms into the Bahamas should be consid-
ered "an act of treason", and treated according-

"Guns kill and do damage to our country and
those who bring them into the country illegally
are obviously intent on evil, mischief and desta-
bilising our nation," he said.


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THE COURSE itself is one that Ms Lobosky says she wishes she had been

able to take years ago
to attempt to master a martial art -
which she did.
She said that she was driven to
start the course as a result of rising
crime and domestic violence rates
in the country.
The course will not only enable
participants to defend themselves
in the event of an attack, but to
"think differently -- in a self pro-
tective manner in order to avoid
a potentially dangerous situation,"
she explained.

"Seeing something before it hap-
pens and being able to separate
yourself from it" is a fundamental
aspect of the training," she said.
Many people may not realise
that there are simple things that
can be done to lessen the likeli-
hood of your sustaining an injury in
an attack, said Ms Lobosky.
"When someone comes towards
you they have a plan, and your
objective is to mess up their plan.
They would not have approached
you if they didn't select you as a
victim. They pick who they want
and your voice is the first thing
you should use.
"Shout 'no!' or 'stop!' and it star-
ties them for a split second, their
mind goes off because they didn't
expect that to happen. Your voice
is your first weapon of defence,"
she said.
After that, knowing the "vital
spots" towards which you should
direct a strike is crucial. "Don't
just strike on the arm or the leg, it
has to be an area that will make
them loosen up gt least, enough to
let you strike again or to escape,"
she said.
According to the self-defense
expert, anybody can do the course
- which comes in either the com-
prehensive eight-hour version, or
an abbreviated two-hour seminar -
no matter what their physical con-
dition or age.
And participants should expect
to feel a confidence "spill over
effect" from the course, suggest-
ed Ms Lobosky. Speaking of a
mother and her three daughters
who she has tutored, she said:
"They have told a lot of other peo-
ple, their friends .. their
demeanour, the way they walk, the
way they approach people has
Ms Lobosky can visit work-
places, where she offers two hour
seminars to groups of up to 10 peo-
ple, or groups of any size can
undertake her preferred form of
defence-training a more in-depth
eight hour programme.
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ATTORNEYS in the lan
Hutchinson sentencing hear-
mng are expected to present
arguments about a psychi-
atric report on the accused
when the hearing resumes
next month.
Last November, Hutchin-
son's attorney Murrio
Ducille made the request for
his client to undergo a psy-
chiatnic evaluation.
On Tuesday, attorneys in
the case returned to court
to set a date for the contin-
nation of the hearing.
Supreme Court justice Jon
Isaacs noted that the court
was in receipt of the psychi-
atric report.
The sentencing hearing is
expected to resume on Feb-
ruary 11.
Hutchinson was convicted
on September 19 of the mur-
der of softball star Jackie
Moxey, 44.
Prosecutors claimed that on
October 25, 2005, Hutchinson
lured his late girlfriend from
her job at Bahamas Informa-
tion Services (BIS), and took
her on a drive that ended in
the Clifton Pier area where
he conducted a beating which
resulted in her death.
Jealousy was the motive for
the killing, according to pros-
ecutors, who claimed that
Hutchinson was obsessed with
Moxey and incensed over
allegations of her infidelity.
The Crown is seeking to
ae::hutchinson sentenced

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MORE drivers could be
caught running red lights in
the US if lawmakers pass
legislation setting guidelines
for the use of intersection
cameras, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
Some communities
already have cameras
installed, but many others
want the state to set stan-
dards before they move for-
ward with their own plans, a
camera vendor told law-
makers on Tuesday.
"They want to wait and
see what it looks like before
they issue their program and
have to change," said James
Tuton, with Amenican Traf-
fic Solutions.
Senate Committee on
Transportation chairman
Carey Baker agreed with the
"The fact that cities and
counties are installing red-
light cameras, we have no
chodc, sBeake sa d.a We
need to step i n pply
some statewide standards
that will result ini good poli-
Nothing has been filed in
the Senate yet, but Rep.
Ron Reagan is sponsoring a
bill that would allow local
governments to take pictures
and record video at major
intersections. Drivers who
run red lights would be sent
citations for $125. The own-
er of the car would be
responsible for paying.
Red-light running is a
growing problem m Flonida,
and the state should be will-
ing to use new technology
to deal with it, Reagan said.
"It's not just in the big
cities. It's all over the state
small towns, small coun-
ties, big counties," Reagan
said. "It's epidemic."
State Farm, one of Flori-
da's major auto insurers,
supports red-light cameras.
"We think these devices
should be used at appropri-
ate intersections as deter-
mined 14 state and local
authorities, company
spokeswoman Michal Con-
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instructor who planned to pursue his pas-
sion as a career, his family said.
Beryl Fowler, aunt and legal guardian
of DeAngelo, has not yet accepted the
grim news and is still waiting on her
nephew io walk through the front door.
"L'm still waiting for him to come
home," she said tearfully, while sitting in
the family room of her home yesterday.
"He left early (Monday) morning, it was
his first day back to school, and he didn't
knock on my room door to say 'bye' like
he always did. So since he didn't tell me
bye, I really can't believe that he's gone."
Students and faculty also mourned the
passing of the slain 12th grade student at
a special assembly held in his honour at
the C R Walker campus on Tuesday
morning. While classes were not cancelled,
principal Dressler Sherman said they were
briefly suspended as grief counsellors vis-
ited emotional students in their home-
Pastors from the community, along with
Carlos Reid, leader of Youth Against Vio-
lence, were on hand to lend their support
to the school as well.
Mrs Sherman expressed the same view
as many students The Tribune interviewed
on campus, describing DeAngelo as a fun-
loving, popular boy who stayed out of
trouble and was not affiliated with street
"He was a good student who came to (C
R Walker) two years ago. He was an
excellent drummer and part of our per-
forming arts and so he gave to the school
and we will support the family as best we
can in their time of sorrow because we
also share the loss," Ms Sherman said.
"I couldn't sleep last night, my pilow
was full of tears," said an 11th grade stu-
dent who spoke on the condition of
anonymity for fear of retaliation. "He
wasn't the type to trouble nobody."

Tribune Staff
year old DeAnge-
10 Patches '
Cargill, an avid .
drummer with a
passion for music
and swimming,
became the coun-
try's second mur-
der victim of the
year after he died in hospital on Monday
He suffered multiple gun shot wounds
to the upper body during an incident near
the corner of Bay and Frederick Street
earlier that day.
A day after his untimely death, police
issued an all points bulletin (APB) for
Jamaal Penn, 20, of Kelly Lane, Fox Hill.
He is reportedly wanted for questioning in
connection to the homicide.
Penn is described as being of dark
brown complexion, medium build and
weighing 185 lbs.
According to police, he should be con-
sidered armed and dangerous.
Persons with any information on the
whereabouts of Jamaal Penn should con-
tact police at 919, 322-3333 or the Crime
Stoppers Hotline at 328-8474.
Up to press time yesterday the suspect
was not in police custody.
DeAngelo, 18, was reportedly shot mul-
tiple times in the chest during a drive-by
shooting while on Fredlerick Street on
Monday around 3.30 pm.
Police do not believe: DeAngelo was
the intended target of the shooter or


said Ms Cargill, who was at home when
she got the news.
She was still in shock a full day after
learning that DeAngelo, who family and
friends say was not a trouble maker, was
shot in broad daylight in the area of Bay
Despite losing his mother in 2006,
DeAngelo maintained a cheerful disposi-
tion and was heavily involved with the
school band, the church and Junior
At 18, he was also a certified diving

His aunt, Esther Cargill, told The Tri-
bune yesterday that the bullets damaged
his heart, lungs, and liver. Doctors advised
the family that due to his slim frame he
stood only 5'5" tall and the extensive
damage the bullets caused, it was unlike-
ly that he would survive the night.
"They had him in the (operating) the-
atre and they told us that he had got shot
through the heart and the bullet damaged
his lungs and liver. (Doctors said) for his
size ain't no way he could have survived,"


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IN THE quiet January season it
is hard to tell the immediate
impact, if any, of the downtown
murder of schoolboy DeAngelo
Cargill, merchants said yesterday.
However, numerous traders
expressed serious concern about
the long term repercussions of the
daylight shooting.
Several traders, including man-
agers and salespersons at the Per-
fume Shop, Diamonds Interna-
tional, Pirana Joe, Del Sol and
Sbarros told The Tribunle that
while tourist numbers did not
appear noticeably diminished as a
result of the incident, they fear
that word of mouth criticism from
tourists or a US travel advisory
could change that in the future.
"I think if the US puts out an
advisory we wBl definitely see a
negative effect, but right now it's
just the doldrums of January,"
said Johnathon Brown, manager
of the Perfume Shop on the cor-
ner of Bay and Frederick Streets,
where the shooting occurred, yes-
However, several merchants,
including Mr Brown and Omar
Chemaly, a manager at P~irana
Joe, told The Tribune that with
downtown's image already tar-
. nished, incidents such as Mon-
day's shooting in the heart of the
tourist hub are "the last thing"
Bahamian tourism needs.
"We have a bad enough image
as it is and that only reinforces
that belief. The last thing you
want is for US media houses to
catch wind of this and blow it out

of proportion," said Mr Brown.
"All those people are going to
go home and tell people. So it
won't be an immediate effect
obviously, but I'm sure by no
means is it going to help," said
Mr Chemaly.
A salesperson at Diamonds
International noting that busi-
ness remained normal for the sea-
son told The Tribune that she
felt that the fact that many of the
visitors in town yesterday were
cruise, rather than hotel-based
tourists would have acted as a
buffer against any immediate sales
"A lot of the tourists, they don't
know about it," she said, adding,
however, that employees at the
store were still "shaken up" about
the shooting.


The Pirana Joe manager said
he was concerned about the
impression of Nassau taken away
by any cruise ship staff in town
on Monday, considering the busi-
ness they can. offer when they
return on a weekly basis. One
such staff member had to be con-
soled after shots rang out. "She
was freaking right out," said the
store manager. Others were like-
ly to have returned to the ship
and informed any of those who
were not on shore of what had
happened, he said.
Alexia Powell, general manag-
er at the Del Sol store, said his
store did not see a dent in tourist
numbers yesterday afternoon, but
claimed that there seemed to be
fewer students in the area after

Asked what he would say to
those who committed the crime
yesterday, Mr Powell said that
they should remember that
"everyone has a stake in the
"People need to be more con-
siderate and don't just think about
themselves, but others. I'm sure
there are other ways people could
work out their differences instead
of trying to take someone's life."
Mr Chemaly echoed Mr Pow-
ell's sentiments, condemning
those involved for their "'selfish-
"For them to actually do it --a
the middle of the whole tourist
district it's sad and pathetic for
tourists and Bahamians alike that
they'd even think about doing
that," he said.
Asked whether they believed
an increased police presence
downtown would have averted
such an attack, most merchants
suggested that the "brazen"
nature of the assailants would
indicate that a police presence
might not have deterred them.
However, several also suggest-
ed that an increased police pres-
ence downtown could only be a
good thing overall.
Mr Powell noted that the pres-
ence of "drunk, cursing" loiterers
in a space where tourists should
be free to "be comfortable, walk-
ing, shopping, just viewing what-
ever stores" is a regular problem
that often demands police atten-
According to Mr Chemaly, at
times there are only three officers
patrolling Bay Street. "It's pathet-
ic," he said.

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NOTICE is hereby given that JONEL JOSAPHAT of SAMSON
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 9TH day of January, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that JONEL JOSAPHAT of SAMSON
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 9TH day of January, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that JONEL JOSAPHAT of SAMSON
is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/natur alizatlon as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and, that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 9TH day of January, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamlas

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Giving tourists more to do
EDITOR, The Tribune.

I WAS very interested to read in today's Insight section of The
Tribune suggestions for various positive actions to be taken by
Government and populace to improve our declining way of life. In
particular, I should like to address issues that were brought up by
der aB en venBtesl cnrnt n utthe state of downtown Nassau and
A group of around 50 Bahamians have been actively working on
a project for the past year and a half to two years which directly and
indirectly addresses the current lack of activities for tourists.
This group have formed a company with the name "Culture
Village (Bahamas) Ltd" and it is headed up by Mr Gerald Strachan,
former presto ent of Fannly Guardian and has a number of well
known persons associated with it.
Our aim is to provide a venue for tourists and locals alike to see

ellaspect Boah mn clitur ri adpurpose buil ocadion.d ve e

N ssau,
January 7. 2008

I'H1 nOt responsible for letters
EDITOR, The Tribune.

I WISH to categorically say that I'm not responsible for the
recent letters to the editor signed by one P Strachan or the Pat Stra-
chan my friend Rick Lowe refers to in his letter dated January 5,
2008 in The Tribune under the caption "The Sea Hauler Tragedy
and it's Claimants."
There is only one Pat Strachan, the others are imitations and pre-
Thank you for your indulgence, Pat "'the Centreville Assassin"

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Wat s wrong with our society?

National Debt cannot contin-
ue rise year after year, without
a serious threat of our dollar
being devalued? .
istec, Mr HounbortI rmhaMin-
invite the all civil service lead-
ers and union officials to assist
lais government ienaslnwetrng
d mands, controlling wages
expenses and being more pro
ductive in the workplace.
Our local banks tell us that
the average working salaried
Bahamian does not have
$1000 on his/her savings
But yet our so-called eco-

EDITOR, The Tribune.
THIS past week oil prices
hit the unprecedented high of
$100 per barrel and very soon
oeu rnthis lltle tlhir world
will begin to feel the ripple
effect of this.
There will be of course an
increase of that precious com-
modity called gasoline.
The far reaching effect will
be felt throughout our econo-
my from electricity rates, cost
of food and consumer goods;
which mn turn would lead our
business sectors to increase the
cost of providing services to
the general public.
tied lck, samckan cdbaraen is
the US dollar which has fallen
steadily on the world market
and is still mna slide.
This in turn means the pur-
chasing value of our Bahamian
dollar which we convert into
American currency with our
reserves, means that we too
will be paying a lot more for
our foreign purchases; be it
automobiles from Japan and
Korea, miscellaneous goods
from Chmna and food supplies
frEven laedCanadian dollar,
which has averaged some 23
cents less then the US dollar
for the past 30 years, has now
drawn even.
For about 35 years now suc-
cessive Bahamian govern-
ments have been on a roller
coaster ride with our National
Debt which will hit the 3 bil-
lin dola ifar s'hnP le cdal
done so.
Our first prime minister
never educated the Bahamian
masses about the seriousness
of our National Debt.
Sad to say successive gov-
ernments, led by both Mr
Hubert In graham, Perry
Christie and back again now
to Mr Ingraham still fail to
enlighten the Bahamian pop-
I call upon the various local
news media, in particular our
FM stations, to take to the
streets and quiz the general
public; ask them about our
National Debt and what it
means to them.
Further in that same sam-
pling, ask what the words
"expenditures, budget and
deficit" mean in regard to the
Government and our econo-

mHow long is it going to take
for our so-called economic
experts to realise that our

Bahamians to save more. But
at year's end come holiday
time these same hypocrites
will do a double take and tell
us to spend, spend, spend in
order to stimulate our econo-

Then come January those
same salaried Bahamian work-
ers with little or no savings,
will forfeit December's pay-
ment on their house mortgage
and car loan; having borrowed
extra monies for Christmas
shopping, write a bogus
cheque to pay their children's
school fees, while the local
merchants laugh all the way
to the bank...so be forewarned
Mr Prime Minister as once
again the ball is in your court.
January 6, 2008.



IT WAS the second day mnto the new
school year. Students gathetrld on Bay
Street. chatting while they waited for the
bus that would take them home
The 1,500)-1.700 passenger Disney cruise
ship was inl port and tourists filled Bay
Street shops, browsing and buying. It was a
typical busy downtown scene, particularly
busy when the main shopping thorough-
fare is filled with visitors.
Suddenly gunshots ran out. A youn
schoolboy crumbled, screaming tourists
scattered, gathering their families, and run-
ning for the safety of their ship. Bahamians
were horror stricken as police arrived and
the area of Freder-ick and Bay Streets was
cordoned off with yellow tape~. From a
bustling shopping scene, that section of
Bay Street was now a crime scene.
That morning D:Angelo "Patches"

sC ool st e en. ,rit didvin In tutr
involved with thle school band, his church
and Ju~nior Junkanoo, described as a fun-
loving popular schoolboy, was fighting for
his life. In hospital that night, he died. He
was so badly wounded with bullets that
were not intends for trim that doctors
said he had no chance.
Residents arl-t shaken. Shaken at the
though hhdal ; voog urldnt would seaeao
the world mn his har1d. nnl for all hopes and
dreams to be shattered by stray bullets.
Shocked because a dymng Bay Street, strug-
gling to attract tourists to its shops, could be
wiped off the tourist map. But more
shocked at the boldness of the act. In broad
daylight, in a crowded street, there was a
hail of gunfire It wa~s rumoured that a star-
crossed lovel wh -hasing his rival. The
bullets were notl Irlended for the school
It is the boldn~ess of increasing violent
acts that has shaken this country. Why?
Why? What has~ gon~e wrong in our society,
everyone wanr. rc know
We say it is r;n imption The perception
today is that b~: are no consequences
for the breath society's rules. Let's
quickly take a eL. o~f them from the ancient
rule book, first written on clay tablets to
become the mea -ure of a civilised society
from the days or o~ld Testamen't Moses.
Walk Ba\ s eet and hear God's name
being "takenl in vain," the vulgarity that
comes from the mouths of babes would

make the hardest sailor blush. The "f"
word that offends the ears every minute
of the day, is the measure of the crudity of
our society a society that seems daily to
give approval by accepting it as part of our
more colourful language. Many years ago
one of the most popular columns in The
Tribune was called "Here and There." The
column was usually filled with the names of
persons hauled before the courts for
scenee and pensive language", usually
the deadbeats who offended the ear of a
police officer daily walking the Bay Street
beat. Today that offensive language is so
pervasive that no policeman, or court could
contend with it. And so no one is repri
manded. However, some effort should be
made to cleanse the air of such foul utter-
"Obey thy father and thy mother.~"'
Today's young obey no one. They march
by their own rule book, and their life of
crime starts almost as soon as they can
reach the front door knob and let them-
selves out into the streets.
It's no longer an embarrassment for a
teenager to become pregnant out of wetd-
Slock. Society has even removed the shame
of such a id (H oeton. And s uuecrm

babes, unskilled in motherhood and, in
many instances, fathered by adult men -
some in prominent positions who go
unpunished.These men walk away with no
regard for the problems they have left soci-
ety. And yet society smiles and moves on.
We are living in a world without conse-
quences; with the perception that you can
do whatever the spirit moves you to do -
a few months in jail, so what, back to the
order of the day terrorising a helpless
people and challenging an overworked
police force.
This is what we have to change. We
have to change it for our own sakes, our
own quality of life, our own culture, not
because we are afraid that the United
States might advise its citizens that the
Bahamas is a place to avoid, but because if
we do not do something about it our most
promising youth, after being educated
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Tribune Staff Reporter
MA/LLCOLM Adderley's reappointment to the post
of chairman of the Gaming Board should not be seen
as an indication that the Elizabeth MP is switching
political sides, a senior PLP member said yesterday.
Philip Galanis, former senator and one of the PLP's
campaign organizers, told The Tribune yesterday that
he has "absolutely no problem" with Mr Adderley's
serving as Gaming Board chairman under the FNM
administration and believes that the MP is simply
being rewarded for his good work.
"We have to get away from this purely partisan
thinking when it comes to the appointments of' (board
chairman positions)," he said.
Tourism Minister Neko Grant confirmed on Mon-
day that government has reappointed Mr Adderley as
Gaming Board chairman and said that he will hold this
position for the next two years.
Mr Grant said the reappointment makes it obvious
that the FNM government is very satisfied with Mr
Adderley's performance.
According to party insiders, senior PLPs were con1-



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Fl0Pid8 yOarS
on record
manager sye tO0 ad u2t 7
years in-the region since record-
keeping began in 19)32, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Scientists say the two-year
total is nearly 2 feet less than
the typical average rainfall of
about 9 feet for the region. Lake
Okeechobee, a backup drink-
ing water source for more than
five million people, remains
more than 4 feet below its aver-
age level due to the drought.
The South Florida Water
Management District recently
approved the region's tightest
water restrictions, limiting out-
sid matrtj tt oc a week
It was the first time the
agency imposed the severe
restrictions uniformly through-
out its entire 16-county territory.



=A JUG i end ng f
long stint at a California reha-
bilitation clinic, according to
Associated Press.
Sierra remains jailed in
Tampa after a judge sentenced
her Monday to rehab and
three years' probation after
her December arrest for dis-
orderly intoxication and resist-
ing officers.
A California clinic will treat
Sierra for free.
Celebrity psychiatrist Drew
Pin'sky treated her as part of
an upcoming reality show and
made his name hosting the
radio show "'Loveline."
':'Clirciit:Judge Dfiib~t~bri-y-
-ma~de clear he didit't wafat the
sentence td be another sdreen
test for Sierra. He says he
doesn't "want anybody glam-
orizing the fact that she's a
drug addict."

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where he represented the
resort and the Bahamas at
large, mn the international are-
na in the United States of
American and Canada," said
the resort.

cerned that Mr Adderley's decision to continue serv-
ing under the FNM could be an indication that the MP
is preparing to switch political allegiance.
However, Mr Galamis yesterday said that he has a
different view of the situation.
The former senator said the decision by the FNM to
"'look across aisle" and keep Mr Adderley on as chair-
man, displays a certain level of political maturity.
He further pointed out that this is a practice that
was carried out by former Prime Minister Perry
Christie, who kept several FNM members on in chair-
man positions after his party won the government in
Those PLPs who are opposed to Mr Adderley hold-
ing the position of Gaming Board chairman are too
myopic, said Mr Galanis.
He said that, in his opinion, the country is too small
for governments to not make use of persons in the tal-
ent pool just because of their party affiliation.
However, news of Mr Adderley's reappointment as
chairman came as a big surprise to other senior PLPs
on Monday.
They said the MP had placed them in the awkward
position of not being able to criticise the FNM gov-
ernment's Gaming Board in the future.

further said that he does not
expect there to be any dra-
matic developments during
the event.
Mr Galanis said he is con-
fident that no-one within the
party will challenge Perry
Christie's leadership during
the convention.
.However. Mr Galanis said
he would like to see some
discussion about changes in
the other key party positions
- especially in the post of

deputy leader.
The senior PLP member
also said that. in his view,
the party would have done
better to hold a "conclave
behind closed doors",
instead of a public conven-
He said it would be more
beneficial to the PLP's
future development if party
members would hold some
in-depth and introspective
discusSipns on wvhll the party

lost the go vernment
at time when the
Bahamas' economy was
Although there will be
some closed discussion ses-
sions during the convention.
Mr Galanis said he fears that
the event will lend itself
more to party members
making grand speeches and
taking to their respective
soap boxes, than to any sort
of reflection or regrouping.

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE upcoming PLP con-
vention in February may be
an "abbreviated"' and could
fail to yield the necessary
"regrouping" of the party,
according to a senior PLP
Philip Galanis told The
Tribune yesterday that
although he is uncertain of
the date of the convention -
as he is not involved with the
planning he believes the
event may be a short one.
The former PLP senator

Alvarez Bastian beat the
odds as well as hundreds of
noteworthy opponents to
emerge as a finalist in the
Ministry of Tourism's presti-
gious Cacique Awards pro-
Mr Bastian, a former pot

ahcote ae rohusr h Lc
Resort in Grand Bahama.
Cacique is a national awards
scheme which honours per-
sons employed in the hospi-
tality industry who have sig-
nificantly contributed to the
(lA aoeZ ncets sor is
one deeply rooted in the prin-
ciples of good old fashion
;rdeand p:ss:n: ded ts:
resort in a statement.
They noted that without any
formal tr ning 2-ear l
with a burning desire to excel
in the culinary field".
"At the time a pot scrubber

marvel at the diversity of
foods being prepared for the
resort's guests, and asks many
questions of its ingredients
and preparation. With a high
lae eld itenttheu aosr atnd
he would from time to time
go home and practice the
recipes, using his three siblings
as tasters," said the statement.
He reportedly also helped
the resort's culinary team dur-
ing his off time prepare for
various functions and learnt
as much as he could about the
field from watching cooking
shows and readnZne.ading books and

"A quick learner with nat_
ural talent, he easily grasped
the culinary skills, and when a
position became available in

the said field six months later,
he immediately seized it."
Since joining the resort in
November 2000 he has been
promoted to the positions of
entry level cook andi chef de
partic prior to his appoint-
ment as sous chef .
."HisL diligence, profession-
alism, natural talent, strong
work ethic and enthusiasm
have resulted in his partici-
pating in numerous taskforce
programmes with Starwood's
brother and~sister properties,

Senior PLP: Adderley reappointment

'is not indication he is switching sides'

Philip Galanis says he has no problem with

MP serving as Gaming Board chairman

Former senator be iees PLP

COHVentiOn may be sort one

From pot scrubber to

Cacique Awards finalist

The careless destruction of our ecosystem

"Abaco's marine environnment
1S Still a powerful draw for local
flShermen and affluent visitors
but scientists say it is not nearly
RS healthy as it may seem.

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Deveaux went on to
attribute the recent
flooding on Long Island after Hur-
ricane Noel to the loss of wetlands
and the filling in of blue holes,
which would have allowed the
water to drain off if they had exist-
ed. It was a point later taken up by
Dr Craig Layman of Florida Inter-
national University, who has been
involving Bahamian students in
tidal creek restoration on Abaco
since 2006.
Layman said the documented
collapse of global fisheries over
the last 20 years could be
addressed by protecting marine
habitats with no-take reserves like
the Exuma national park and by
restoring critical ecosystems like
coastal marshes. The Bahamas has
a policy to protect wetlands, but it
is little more than words on paper
with no force of law.
"The number of degraded
creek systems throughout the
Bahamas is striking," Layman
said. "They are blocked off, filled
in, and heavily polluted. The
causeway to Little Abaco and the
tidal creek at Cross Harbour are
prime examples. Yet these sys-
tems are important nursery habi-
tats for grouper, snapper, lobster,
crab and conch.

slowly filling in the wetland. With
the help of Friends of the Envi-
ronment, Layman organised hun-
dreds of local high schoolers and
adult volunteers to restore water
flow by inserting culverts through
rheoc usway aa selectvels
He used it as an educational exer-
formr ,'as an ama ghgtrans-
formtion" Lyma todtecn
ference. "Trapped fish were able
to move back to the sea to spawn
and1c5d0 acres of nw hwedead wa
in and out of the creek with
acoustic telemetry, so this is one of
tdhe G rst stude that dret y
between mangrove and ocean
habitats. "
Abaco's marine environment
is still a powerful draw for local
fishermen and affluent visitors, but
scientists say it is not nearly as
healthy as it may seem. One good
indicator, according to Dr John
Durban of the Centre for Whale
Research mn Washington state, is
the bottlenose dolphin a top
ocDaurband rasbeen working with
the Bahamas Marine Mammal
Research Organisation led by
i acholreident iranlet Ca t g
Bahama Bank dolphin population
since 1992. Like our marine fish-
eries, these near-shore dolphins
airt io thr aeed sb habit t
they rely on for feeding being
heav ly dredged as Abaco's econ-
onq c n use dolphins like
canaries in a coal mine," Durban
told the conference. "They are an
icomc indicator of environmental
change. And drawing from hun-
dreds of dolphin encounters over
the past t6yeh iwoelhtae 1 er
Bahama Bank population has
dropped by half and individuals
are much harder to find today."
It's not only Bahamian dol-
phins that are attracting the atten-
tion of international scientists.
Diane Clanidge reported on the
preliminary findings of a three-
year survey of beaked whales in
the Great Bahama Canyon the
world's largest underwater trough,
which includes the Tongue of the
Ocean dividing New Providence

sand years ago the earliest evi-
dence for human occupation in
the northern Bahamas and the
oldest radiocarbon date on human
bone in the entire archipelago.
The Lucayan Indians settled the
Bahama Islands about 600 AD
and were extirpated by the Span-
ish in the 1500s.
Some 38 non-fish vertebrate
fossils from Sawmill Sink have
been identified so far. They
include six species of reptiles, 27
birds and five mammals, and fur-
ther exploration is expected to add
to this diversity. The most inter-
esting finds are of an extinct (and
previously unknown) species of
giant tortoise, together with 42
individual crocodiles (seemingly
related to the endangered fresh-
water Cuban crocodile) that lived
on Abaco over 3,000 years ago.

These ancient Bahamian crocs
were a point of interest for Dr
David Campbell, a celebrated biol-
ogy professor at Grinnell College
in Iowa who directed the Bahamas
National Trust in the 1970s and
published a popular natural his-
tory of the Bahamas called The
Ephemeral Islands in 1977.
In his talk, Campbell wondered
why Columbus never mentioned
such things as giant tortoises and
crocodiles in his log, which repre-

they were often described by later
explorers (including Catesby in
1725 and McKinnon in 1804).
Noting that on October
2,1492 Columbus
re dred threo kllgo aadlarg l"sr-
intent of bninguig the skin back to
Spain, Campbell speculated that
so he on exin ct ehama cr ne
"I have been to Seville look-
anma otsws tatt Clomu ta
Campbellsaid. "All the scholars I
spoke to said the skin was in
Madrid, lo am p thinganote
a crocodile or an iguana. "
Well, whatever the outcome of
that journey, spending an after-
noon on John Hedden's remote
veranda makes it easy to conjure a
prehistonec Bahamian landscape
--with grassy woodlands stretch-
ing as far as the eye can see, inhab-
Sited by todthsome crocodiles liimt
ing giant tortoises.
But an accurate translation of
Columbs "soerp een durilldhav
opment issues confronting Abaco
and other rapidly growing islands

trying to educate Bahamians to
avoid the careless destruction of
the ecosystems on which we rely
frWha wnl sh Babamian envi-
ronment be like twenty, fifty or a
hundred years from now? More
on that next week.
What do you think?
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CC Man, I got no time for
these politicians and civil
servants," John Hedden
snorted derisively, loung-
ing on his ramshackle veranda
deep in the Abaco pineyard.
His long grey hair was pulled
back into an untidy ponytail, and a
bottle of Appleton rum was slow-
ly emptying as the afternoon sun
sank beneath the pine trees out in
the middle of nowhere.
Hedden -a one-time technical
officer at the Ministry of Agricul-
ture & Fisheries who quit years
ago to 'rough' it in Abaco is
truly the master of all he surveys.
From his little clapboard house,
built with his own hands on a rise
deep in the forest, it's a long, dusty
haul down a disused logging track
to reach the Great Abaco High-
"They come here and talk crap
from time to time, but nothing
ever happens. Our local commu-
mities have to take power for
themselves and use it Nassau
ain't going to give it to them or
do nothing for them.
The conversation had been
sparked by the arrival of Minister
>f Works and Utilities, Earl
Deveaux, himself a former agri-
cultural officer and a contempo-

from Andros.
These deep-diving whales are
the least-known mammalian
group, and they are particularly
vulnerable to man-made sound -
especially military sonar. In fact,
the current survey is funded by
the US Navy and the data will be
used to help rmtigate the unpact of
naval operations initiated by the
AUTEC base on Andros.
Beaked whales can dive for
over an hour to depths of more
than 6,000 feet, and over the past
two years the survey has made 91

Canyon, parts of which should be
protected as an important marine
habitat, according to Clanidge.
AMiafKr em, whoowrorked a
diver for something called the
Haewmill Smnk Pro ect Bahama blue holes like Sawmill
Sink r nique time capsules.
"These cave systems hold hid-
den but vital historical data on our
past global climate," he said, "giv-
ing benchmark evidence of past
sea levels. They are not simply
hholi the sbouud re w ch t
tainers of potable water and rare
marine life, time vaults of Bahami-
an history and generators of
tourism revenues.',
Kakuk has more than 2000
exploration cave dives to his cred-
it H salise G adia bu
it.e Han bOc bluua hanle nue
Andros as two of the world's deep-
est, plunging to depths of 436 and
472 feet r sectively.(Dean'rsIole
on Long Iland is the current
record holder at over 600 feet).
And he extended Conch Sound
buteaholeofal~s on Androsm tod
entrance making it the longest
ocean cave in the world.
hole in olltSI e trl Aba ed
extends 150 feet below sea level.
Kakuk and others have lately
found a treasure-trove of fossils
in its debpthsh I l perfectly ree
water chemistry. Nancy Albury,
whose husband Michael is the out-
going president of Friends of the
Environment, re retd te po
Among the fossils are bones
from a 10- to 13-year-old child that
have been dated to about a thou-

rary of Hedden's, who was in town
to open the third annual Science
Alliance Conference put on by
Abaco's Friends of the Environ-
Last week's meeting drew
almost a hundred researchers, res-
idents and students for two days of
talks at the New Vision Ministries
auditorium in Marsh Harbour.
Topics included wetland protec-
tion, fossil wildlife, blue holes,
marine mammals, invasive species

and the island's threatened cul-
tural heritage.
"One of our greatest challenges
is the protection of our marme
and terrestrial environments,".
Minister Deveaux acknowledged
in his opening speech. And
research Is necessary to inform our
policy decisions. We expect organ-
Isations like Friends of the Envi-
ronment and institutions like the
College of the Bahamas to play a
vital role in this.'.

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Youth conference

set to focus on

'spiritual guidance'
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The Church of God of Prophecy's Grand
Bahama and Bimini District has announced that its upcoming
youth conference will focus on spiritual guidance for young
people in the wake of the high crime and violence rate in the
co'e year 2007 ended with the country's murder count at 79
and unfortunately most of these deaths were young males,"
said a conference spokesman. "The year 2008 signifies new
beginnings. To this end, the Church of God of Prophecy
Grand Bahama and Bummn District youth conference seeks to
equip, empower and encourage our ishmnd's young people
which will bring about a much needed spiritual transformation
and a healing to our land."
Under the theme, 'The Appointed T'ribe of Israel', the
youth conference will be held on January 16 to 19 at the
COGOP mn Hawksbill.
The spokesman said: "We believe that God is raising an
appointed generation who will lead the charge for the mil-
lenmial generation." '
All youth groups, schools, parents, church and civic leaders
are invited to attend.
The pre-conference event begins on January 12 at 4pm
with an outreach and evangehism session in Pinder's Pomnt.
The group will conduct outreach exercises in the community
of Pinder's Point, where they will also hold a street service and
distribute tracts and other printed material.
Food will also be provided to less fortunate persons in that
On January 16 at 7.30pm, a discussion session will be held
with conference participants in three age groups: from 12 to
18 years old, 19 to 25 years old, and 25 and older.
On January 17 at 7.30pm, The District Youth Department
will host a talk show/panel discussion on sexual immorality,
crime and violence.
The panel will include persons from a cross section of the
community and will be aired on the radio station Cool 96 FM
for two hours. Persons will have the opportunity to call in with
questions to the panel.
On January 18 at 7.30pm, a special service will be
held featuring guest speaker Tim Johnson, National Youth
Director from Nassau, who will be ministering to partici-
The Interdenominational Mass Choir is also scheduled to
perform, as are other talented youth groups.
On January 19, training workshops on youth leadership
and parent/child relationships will be held between 9am and
1pm for young people and youth workers.
At 7pm, there will be an outreach/revival and open air
concert held in the conyoiupities of Pinder's Point, Lewis
Yard and Mack Town.


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US Embassy announces

2008 Mlartin Luther

Kin esa coptto

Event op en to students in gr ades 10 to 12
THE US Embassy has announced that are asked to select one of the following The applicant's name should appear on
for the second consecutive year it will spon- essay topics: .each page. All pages should be numbered.
sor a Martin Luther King essay competi- Apply Martinz Luther King Jr 's phi- Applicants will be required to append a
tion. losophy of non-violence to address crime in signed statement to the end of the essay
In a statement issued yesterday, the the Bahamars attesting that it represents their original
embassy said that the competition is being Dr Martin Luther King preached non- work.
organised to honour Dr King and to violence and conflict resolution. H~ow would The embassy said essays may be for-
strengthen public understanding of his you app~ly hlis teachings to address warded to one of the following addresses to
impact in both the United States and the crime in th~e Bahamas be received on or before noon on
Bahamas. Many believe that the 1 C`I Thursday, January 15:
"On January 21 the United States will crim inal justice systems *. p E-mail:
observe a National Holiday celebrating in the Bahamasr .~~~iL M'L~Kessay@state~gov
the birth of Reverend Dr Martin Luther needs revisionl to *Pot:Mati
King, Jr," said the statement. "As a Civil adeq uatel /i v Luther King sa
Rights activist, Dr King championed prin- address crime;, Committee; U S
ciples of human dignity in his native Unit- in the country. Embassy; PO Box
ed States and around the world. Reflecting onl N-8197
"This year's competition seeks to stim- Dr King 's Fx:24-38
ulate constructive discussion among principles 39
Bahamian youths on responses to crime arnd teach-
and violence, and evoke their thoughts ings, whlatwu yl FI "a THE
and suggestions on how to address these woldyo COMPETITION is
challenges, drawing from the teachings re c om being organised to
and experience of Dr King." mend?,rzs wl~ honour Dr King
The competition is open to students in Przswl pictured) and to
grades 10 to 12 in public and private be awarded i~r''strengthen public
schools in New Providence and the Fami- to 1st, 2nd, understanding of
ly Islands. 3rd and 4th .8Ps"aCesq his impact in both
The guidelines for the competition are: place winners ';~ ~~~x~~~~ts;~~~~~~ I,~i the United States
In his last address to the Southern Chris- and will be rd~U ~~~~ 4 LLB~~~9~and the
tian Leadership Conference entitled, announced on '`':~~~isBEas eF g Bahamas.'
"Where Do We Go Fromt Here, Dr King January 21, 200 N A"*' "
stated: Dr Ma ruin
"I am concerned about a better wcorld. Luther King: dJ!y
I'm concerned abourt justice. I 'm concerned The essay mu\4 he .
about truthl. And whenm one is conrcenrnd 750 to 1,000 words long.
about these, hre canl never advocated' violence. typewritten and doubli-spaced.
For thlrough violence yo~u may murder a Entries will be Judged on .' -
murderer, burt you can't mnurdier murder. originality, clarity of thought
Throutgh violence you may murder a liar, and organisation, and gram-
but your can 't establish truth. Through vio- mar and spelling
lence youe may murder a hater, but you Applicants are asked to
can't murder hate. Darkness cannot put out provide the committee with
darkness. Only light can do that. their full name, telephone
ReflectingR on this quote and using Dr. contact, e-mail and mail-
King s principles anld reac~hintgs, students ing address. *i

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Old Bahama Bay described the
awards as well-deserved.
"They are both exemplary
workers who go above and
beyond in their duties. We are
proud to be able to reward
them for displaying such a will-
ing spirit on a daily basis," he
Ginn Resorts is currently
developing Ginn sur Mer, a
2,000-acre resort community
adjacent to Old Bahama Bay
that will contain more than
4,400 condominium and hotel
units, nearly 2,000 single family
residential home sites, signature
golf courses designed by Jack
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clubhouses, two large marinas, a
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TO GET' an extra 141 years
of life, don't smnoke, eat lots of
fruits and vegetables, exercise
Regularly and drink alcohol in
moderation, according to
Associalted Press.
That's the finding of a study
that tracked about 20,000 peo-
ple in the United Kingdom.
SKay-Tee Khaw of the Uni-
versity of Cambridge and col-
leagues calculated that people
who adopted these four
healthy habits lived an aver-
age of 14l years longer than
those who didn't.
"'We ve~ known for a long
timedth t these lbeay ion are
nv seb n nt's ada te bn
head- of Nutrition and Hlealth
at Britain's Medical Research
Council,w~hich helpedpDay tor
the study. ~
"Just doing one of these
behaviors helps, but every
step you make to improve
yur e alth seems tdo hean
who was not involved in the
The benefits were also seen
regardless of whether or not
people were fat and what
social class they came from.
The findings were published
onhine Monday mn the Public
Library of Science Medicine
jThe tudy included healthy
adults aged 45 to 79. Partici-
pants filled in a health ques-
tionnaire between 1993 and
1997 and nurses conducted a
medical exam at a clinic. Par-
ticipants scored a point each
for not smoking, regular phys-
ical activity, eating five serv-
ings of fruits and vegetables a
day and moderate alcohol
Until 2006, the researchers
tracked deaths from all caus-
es, including cardiovascular
disease, cancer and respirato-
ry diseases. People who
scored four points were four
times less likely to die than
thsoserwhohs ored zero, the


WEST END, Grand Bahama
Two employees of Old
Bahama Bay at Ginn sur Mer
took top honours this week,
capturing the titles of manager
and employee of the quarter.
Old Bahama Bay announced
that Ericka Hield, who serves
as assistant food and beverage
director, was named Manager
of the Quarter "for her consis-
tent management efforts at the
According to Ms Hield, a 14-
year tourism veteran, a love of
the hospitality industry is in1 her
.blood. As a child she observed
the pride felt by her father and
other family members who
worked in tourism.
"I would encourage others to
enter the tourism industry
because there are a lot of
opportunities for young
Bahamians to excel in this
field." she said.
Citing her own example, Ms
Hield explained how< she

intt hto senkdeue bngd atd
An associates degree in hotel
and restaurant management
from the Bahamas Hotel Train-
ing College allowed her to
transfer to food and beverage
and work her way up to her cur-
rent position.
Latera Cooper, who serves as
an assistant system administra-
tor, \vas honoured as Employee
of the Quarter.
Her hospitality career spans
nine years. She began in the
food and beverage industry as, a
waiter at several establishments
on the island.
After earning an associates
degree in computer technology
she assumed her current posi-
tion in the information technol-
ogy (IT) department at Old
Bahama Bay.
Ms Cooper credits her suc-
cess to keeping a positive atti-
tude. "A love for what I do and
a genuine desire to assist makes
it 11lenjoya ple," she said.
~ob Van gfen. vice presi

OLD BAHAMA BAY'S manager of the quarter: Recipient Ericka Hield, assistant food and averagee direc-
tor is pictured along-with Bob Van Bergen, vice president and general manager (left) and Nathan
Moody, director of food and beverage at Old Bahama Bay at Ginn sur Mer (right).

OLD BAHAMA BAY'S manager of the quarter: Latera Cooper, assistant system administrator, receives her
awatrdu fm Bb, nn B~erg vice president and general manager (left) and David Cooper (right) field sup-

.Mother of six wins

a brand new car

BARBARA Miller has six
children between 32 and 44
years old and a marriage that
has spanned nearly half a cen-
tury, but before her name was
pulled from hundreds during
a December supermarket pro-
motion, one thing she never
dreamed she'd have was a
brand new car of her own.
All that changed when Mrs
Miller got a phone call, aired
live on the radio and at City
Market on Cable Beach. "Is
this Barbara Miller?" asked
Bob McErlean of Kansas
Packing LLC, one of a delega-
tion of agriculture and meat
industry executives and offi-
cials on the island for the
launch of a new product: Oma-
ha Natural Angus Beef. "Yes
this is Barbara Miller '
"Barbara, are you sitting
down? Because I have news
for you. You have just won a
brand nrew cat "pesn nte

store at the time, her scream
could be heard clear up the
bread aisle.
Outside, at a grill manned
by gourmet chef turned City
Market deli specialist and offi-
cial from the state of Nebras-
ka, Stanley J Garbaez, hun-
dreds of City Market cus-
tomers were taking a taste test
of the new product.
The promotion, which ended
with Mrs Miller's win, was a
joint campaign between
Bahinasa upswin et-k n oi
ket stores in Nassau and
Grand Bahama: Kansus Pack-
',ng, ;sLs, and toe Greater
It was organised to celebrate
the launch of Omaha Angus
Natural Beef in City Market
According to Henlry Davis,
president of Greater Omaha

BARBARA MILLER~stay-at-home mom of six and grandmother, gets
the keys to a 2008 Kia Rio. Pictured with Miller (1 to r) are: Rodd
Bethell, manager, City Market Cable Beach; Stanley J Garbaez, State of
Nebraska Department of Agriculture representative and Henry Davis,
president of Greater Omaha Packing Co.

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Packing Co, Inc and Mr McEr-
lean of Kansas Packing, Oma-
ha Natural Angus Beef was the
first international beef prod-
uct approved by the European
Economic Union, (EEU), and
the plant remains one of only
two approved in the U S by
the EEU.
"The beef," Mr Davis said,
"is all natural with no presery-
at-ives and the plant is so clean
and sterile it has set the highest
standard in t-he inldustry..There
is nothing comparable to it in
the UB ed Stat ermrkts
executive said landing Omaha
Narturail Angus was a coup
made ptoss blelby the "ren w~

City Market to provide thle
best products available at com-
petitive prices while: working
closely with the manufacturer
to ensure healthy returns."
"We are very proud thiat

Omaha Natural Au~gus Beef.
which would have been wel-
comed with open arms by any
retail or wholesale distributor
in the Bahamas, selected City
Market as its exclusive distrib-
utor," said Stephen Boyle,
COO of Bahamas Supermar-
kets. "Nebraska is the largest
beef cattle producer in the U S
and we hope that City Market
provides the largest consumer
market in the Bahamas."
For Barbara Miller. a mom
of six and grandmother of
I aeny motte tkhe all-natural
life with a brand new 2008S
bright recd K~ia Rio int the dri-
vewny of her Mt Pleasant Vil-
"You know, I was supposed
to go to church this morning,
but I didn't go todayl and the
Lord blesse~d me anyway,"l. she
said. "What a~ mler~ry Christ-

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OFFICERS and members of Healing Communicators Toastmasters Club 7178 paid a courtesy call on Carl Bethel, Minister of Education, Youth,
Sports and Culture last week. Pictured; (left to right) are: Ralph Bowe, ministry official; Elaine Bullard, club member; Jevone Ferguson, club
officer/Sgt at Arms; Nadia Cash, club officer/ education VP; Carl Bethel, minister; Glennette Reckley, Club 7178 president; Monique Sands, club
officer/ membership VP; Stanley Wilson, club officer/public relations; Jacqueline Brown; club member and Ivan Thompson, past president.

was an officer of five years standing.
Mr Butler said that in such circumstances procedure dictates
that a Coroner's Inquest be held to determine culpability.
"'The cries from the market place for a pound of flesh are
being adhered to," Mr Butler told the court, while referring to
Rolle's arraignment as a "precipitous step."
ASP Leamond Deleveaux told the court that, at this stage, the
prosecution did not think the defendant was a~ flight risk and
made no objection to bail.
Darling was granted $10,000 bail with two sureties. The case has
been adjourned to January 28 and has been transferred to Court
:10, Nassau Street.

Fox Hill shooting

FROM page one

:bune sources revealed he is Carlos Frederick, unmarried with one
i son.
Sources also revealed that Frederick was shot three times in
his shoulder, neck and mouth before staggering to a neigh-
bour's house for assistance.
This neighbour then alerted police, the source added.
.Authorities are unsure of the circumstances surrounding the
shooting, ASP Evans said. An investigation is underway.
In other crime news, police on Exuma, headed by Chief Supt
'`Willard Cunningham, mounted a special operation called "Oper-
ation Wake Up" during the morning hours of January 7, ASP
::Evans said.
Officers arrested two illegal immigrants and cited 61 traffic
offences, including driving without insurance, inspection, or a dri-
i~ver's licence, driving at excessive speeds, unlicensed vehicles
;:and shattered windshields.

No travel warning

FROM page one

advisory "any day now" warning tourists that the Bahamas was
not a safe country to visit.
The Ministry of Tourism issued a statement yesterday, express-
ing its condolences as well to the family of DeAngelo, who died
of gunshot wounds at the Princess Margaret Hospital late Mon-
day night.
Minister of Tourism and Aviation Neko Grant said that the loss
'of human life, any human life "is in itself a tragic thing."
"The violent manner in which this young man's life was taken
and the very public stage on which the incident occurred in the
middle of the day in our busiest business district amplifies and
brings far greater attention to our national issue of crime, as it was
witnessed by significant numbers of Bahamians and visitors
Alike; including school students for whom the incident must have
Been especially traumatic," he said.
Mr Grant said that this incident also reveals the "boldness" and
Sthe "recklessness" of the persons) responsible.
The shooting victim, a senior at C R Walker High School.
died of his injuries hours after the incident becoming the coun-
try's second murder victim for the year.
Mr Grant said his Ministry has been assured by the Ministry of
i;National Security of its confidence that the shooting was an iso-
~.lated incident.
"This does~ not, howe 2iinsh the importance of the occur-
; rence and what itogltr nican for our tourism indyptry," Mr
Grant continue "H'Iow we are perceived by the rekt of the
(world, as a people and as a nation is critical to our industry."
The Minister further explained that tourism officials were
S"working closely with the Royal Bahamas Police Force to ensure
'~that appropriate measures remain in place to secure these high
traffic areas for Bahamians and tourists alike."
Mr Grant pointed out that his Ministry was also working "very
closely" with media sources abroad, as part of its efforts to
ensure that the information received by such entities was indeed
Complete and factual.
"Our dialogue with our 'private-sector industry partners is
ongoing, and in light of these recent events, we expect to strength-
~en this partnership even more, with heightened activity between
.,ourselves to ensure that our industry response to safety and
security concerns, and other related issues is deliberate and rep-
resents the collective vision and efforts of everyone of our stake-
holders," Mr Grant said.

Election. Court petition should not

be allowed to proceed, says lawyer

FROM page one

sought to correct the voter register before the election. If noth-
ing was done before or during the election to challenge these vot-
ers, Mr Smith said it should be taken that the Petitioner accept-
ed the conclusiveness of the register.
To this argument, Senior Justice Allen questioned if it were
possible to prevent someone who is on the register, and shows
valid identification, from voting. Mr Smith responded that' if chal-
lenged, these individuals could have been made to vote on
Protest ballots. Though, these votes still may have subsequent-
ly enit allowedargued yesterday that Ms Bridgewater's petition
7is an abuse of process as it indirectly challenges the voter register
"without making any allegations against election officials. He
told the court that in fact the petition is an attack on the election
officials involved.
Ms Bridgewater was also accused by Mr Smith of attempting
to take advantage of the votes of the individuals she is now
challenging, if she won. She is only challenging them, said Mr
Smith, because she lost. Ultimately, it is her failure to have
challenged these voters before or during the election that should
prevent her from bringing this Petition now, argued the FNM
Ms Bridgewater's petition challenges the votes of 100 people.
SOf the 100, 19 people are being challenged as having been non-
Scitizens on election day. It is alleged by Ms Bridgewater that.the
iremammig 81 persons were ordinarily resident outside of Marco
,,City dtiring the six months before May 2.
Ms Bridgewater is asking the court to declare Mr Laing's vic-
tory as undue and void, and to declare her as the victor in Mar-
Sco City, as she received the majority of lawful votes.
Mr Davis will make his submission on the strike out motion
when the proceedings continue Friday morning.

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from people who are
making news in their
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FLIES cluster on the face of a baby lying under a blanket at a camp for the displaced in the grounds of the
cathedral in Eldoret, Kenya, yesterday. Relief agencies have begun moving food to Kenyan violence vic-
tims around the stricken western city of Eldoret, but.~ailgerous cpjditions and other obstacles are
slowing delivery, officials said yesterday.

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We would like to. invite you to celebrate Wavell's life and honour his memory on
Wednesday, Janluary 09, 2008, 4:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Methodist Church, East Shirley
Str~eet, Nassau, The Bahamas. Dr. Reginald W. Eldon, one of his best friends, and
Rev. Car'o r'bompson, one of his nephews, will officiate at this service.

Many people will remember him fondly, chief among them will be his sisters, Zelia
Bethell and Elsie Chandler; sister-in-law, Melanie Thompson; brother-in-law, Marvin
V. Bethell; niece, Erin Bethell; nephews, Rev. Carlos, Ricardo and Vallance Thompson
r.II, Victor, Jeffrey, Kellman and Vernon.Chandler.

Other relatives Dawn Marshall, Jeannie Thompson, Sherry Minnis, Heather and
Ellison (Tomnmy) Thompson, Bishop Brice Thompson, Linda Bartlett, Sandra Lloyd,
Norma McCartney, Andra Smith, Dudley, Gerald and Ossie Sawyer, Tyrone Sawyer,
Charles (Chuck) ~Macktey and Wilma Marshall.

- Close friends Dr. Reginald W. Eldon, Bennet Atkinson, Jill Thompson, Gen and
Samantha Rycroft (U.K.), The Sisters of the St. Martin Convent, Renee: Roth, Arthur
G~ibson. Violet Weech, Bar~bara Niko and Rev. Carrington and Sabrina Pinder, Dr.
Dunne Sands, Dr. Johnny Lunn, Dr. Adrian Sawyer, Dr. Barry McCartney.

TIher-e are many mor~e persons who loved him and for whom he was a caring doctor,
trustworthy fr-iend andi encouranger, both in the medical and pharmaceutical fields and
Ba;hamian life in general. These persons number too many to list here but we appreciate
the maniy ways in which you showered your 'DOC' with affection and care.

Dolnations in Dr. Thomlpson's memory may be made to The Bahamas Heart AsscKiation,
P.O. Box N-8 I 9, Nassau, Bahamas.

Funeral arrangements ar-e being handled by Pinder's Funeral Home.

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Drigg's Hill, South
Andros will be held on
Thursday January 10,
2008 At 10:00a. At
Epiphany Anghican Church, Prince Charles Drive.
Officiating will be Fr. Stephen Davis, Assisted by
Fr. Delanore Archer. Interment will follow in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy

He is survived y hisd h' other: [virs Jac ueine
Wilhiams Pickett, Step Father: Charlie Pickett: of
Orlando Florida, Brother: Davon Williams,
Grandmother: Mrs. Lilhian Wilhiams of Driggs
Hill, South Andros, (4) Uncles: Intemnational Writer
and Author Rudolph Williams, Retired Prison
Officer: Sergeant Edmeston Jr., Maxroy of
Penns Ivania and Walter Williams. (7) Aunts:
Ruth, Veronica and Alhison Williams, Mrs. Jessica
Mcquay, Everlena Johnson, Sharlene Tellier and
Mary Mornis. "Brothers" Danius Bonaby, Cpl.436
Sherrod Dorsett, Terron Mcquay and Alcott
Adderley, (2) Granduncles: Garnet Morris and
Emperor Mckenzie Sr., (6) Grandaunts: Valderine
and Annie Williams, Mrs. Leta Forbes, Rosenell
Sealy, Barbara Morris and fronica Mornis Baker
and numerous cousins, friends and Colleagues
Including: Verdal Dean.

Viewing will be held at thelIrenic Suite Reshtiew
Memorial Mortuary And Crematorium, Robinson
& Soldier Road on iWednesday, Janzuary 9, 2008
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00p.mz. and on Thzursday~
from 8:30am until service time at the church.



A DISPLACED Kenyan girl carries a baby past shelters made of plastic sheeting at a camp for displaced peo-
ple in the grounds of Langas police station on the outskirts of Eldoret, Kenya, yesterday


Kenya's opposition leader
rejected a presidential mn\Ilanion
for talks, cathag the offer "public
relations gimmickr)" that would
undermine mternational attempts
to end an election standoff that
has killed more:than 500)people,
according to thre AssFoclate~d Press.
President Mw~ai Katbaki named
a Cabinet dorninatedby lusallies.
undeterred by acc~usations he
stole the vote.
Diplomatic efforts mtlensified
to end the political s tolence,
which has deteriorated amo clash-
es between other tribes and
Kibaki's Kikuyu. long donunant
in Kenya's pohtics and economy
Barack Obama, w hose Iate
father was Kenyan, spoke with
the opposition ndeader Ril easO
New Hampshire, asking the
opposition leader to meet direct-
ly with President Mwai Kibaki,
said the Democratic presidential
candidate's spokesman.
"He urged an end to violence
and that Mr. Odinga sit down,
without preconditions, with Pres-
Mdent Kibk abto Ieov ks asu
Bill Burton.
Odinga told the British Broad-
casting Corp. that Obama's father
was his maternal uncle, and that
Obama called him twice "in the
midst of his campaigning ... to
express his concern and to say

solution to this problem."
Obama's campaign, however,
.said the candidate called Odin-
ga only once and that he was
unaware the two were related
except by tribal affiliation.


me tWe linsgton, Stae Dep~an
mac ad the cdhiefayU emroy
for as long as she feels she can
play a useful role.
The U.S., he said, has encour-
aged both sides to talk. As for
Obama's callto Odinga, McCor-
mack sa d,s eytismhyoushauela

ing for a peaceful, political reso-
lution, that's a positive thing."
On Monday, Kibaki invited
Odinga to his official residence
for a meeting Friday, but the
opposition leader declared Tues-
day he would not attend. He said
any meeting between the two
would be "public relations gim-
mickry" on Kibaki's part to
"deflect attention from and
undermine" international medi-

tionnWashington, President Bush
issued a statement Tuesday wel-
coming African Union efforts to
mediate, and urging Kibaki and
Odinga "to enter this dialogue in
gotdhfaitheto earn bac h trust
deserve a political process that
reflects their dedication to
dBritcs rimye Minister Gordon
Brown offered a similar plea
from London.
One proposed solution has
been for Kibaki and Odinga to
share power, but Kibaki
announced half his Cabinet on
Tuesday, including a vice presi-
dent, and gave no positions to
Odinga's party.
The announcement "makes a
mockery" of Kibaki's agreement
to negotiate and expressed con-
tmtfor the mediation process,
aithe secretary-general of
Odinga's party, Anyang'
Odmnga's party won 95 par~lia-

died when a mob torc~hed a
ref'ugee-fille~d curch. raid Tuei-
da\ that the attacs~ againct mem-
bers of Kiibakii's Kilkulu Irtrib
appeared planned and organized
Eldoret and surrounding atreas
have seen an et~odus of Kl~kulus
--The: wa the a~llaks were
mnaglnted seem~ns to me' \ter orga-
nized." Kwuir ..nd ~,as he chIlct
i S. ento l o A~lnca~ loured thL1
region TuesJul~ "No. 11 JudJ not.
seem~n seemsl It~ was well plainedrcl
He did notr ellbabrate
KIbake 1S goicrnment dlbo has
charged the arrackr werlc rCheiliS-
trated. nnd broth sides~ ha\e trad-
ed ~LUaccusaion that the' \iole~nec
amnounted to genocide or rethnic

c eJdy Frazer. the U.S. diplo-
mat. rejected that accusation on
Monday, saying "We would not
agree that what has happened -
even the worst of what has hap-
pened has been a genocide."

meant seats and KIjbaki's party -13
m lelislatate: elections held the
same dal as the prelsidential elec-
tions. making II difficult for Kib3-
ki to govern without making
some overture to Odinga.
"Wihat Klbrakr has done is real-
ly~ eroding the c~ondlinons for
peace talks," Karuti Kanyinga a
political scientist at the ~LnnePrSi-
tv of Nairobi. said of the new
Cabinet --For a government of
national urnit to have mealmng. It
must meclude Odi~ng ,nd rCOJln-
ga's parly~). otherwise It cannot
bning about reconethanoi n "
The reappolnte~d !ustice mln-
Ister. M~artha Kasrua. challenged
the opIposinIon o take their c~om-
plaints to the courts.
"I am ceratan they hate no, xi~-
dence upon which a credible
coeut can nulf a Kibaki t ,'
win any way you look tally it, ver-
tically, horizontally, anyhow he's
the winner."
Cornelius Korir, the Catholic
bishop of the town where dozens

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Bahamian Medical Doctor, Mentor, Friend and
Healer. Dr. Wavell Thompson died at his home
on East Bay Street on Saturday, January 0,5, 2008
after a short illness.



SBOGOTA, Colombia

The government will not per-
mit future international mis-
sions to win the release of rebel-
held hostages after an effort led
by Venezuela last month failed
to retrieve three captives,
Colombia's foreign minister said
Monday, according to the Asso-
diated Press.
Fernando Araujo told
reporters that the aborted mis-
sion in December "left a bad
taste" because it was "made up
of people unfamiliar with
Colombia's conflict or the
FARC (Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia) ... who
come to attack the government
and defend the guerrillas."
Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez had assembled
observers from five leftist Latin
American governments, as well
as U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone,
to oversee the pickup of three
FARC hostages former vice
presidential candidate Clara
Rojas, her 3-year-old s~on
Emmanuel and a former con-
After hundreds of journalists
camped out for several days in
the central city of Villavicen-
cio, the FARC called off the
hostage release on New Year's
Eve, blaming operations by
Colombia's U.S.-backed mili-

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But the real reason for the
aborted mission may have been
that the boy at the center of
what Chavez called "Operation
Emmanuel" was not in the con-
trol of the FARC, Latin Amer-
ica's oldest and most potent left-
ist insurgency.
Results of a DNA test last
week confirmed that the boy,
who was fathered by one of
Rojas' guerrilla captors, has
been living more than two year
in a Bogota foster home.
Chavez says he still is wait-

ing to receive the other two
hostages and the FARC,
although widely discredited
after the revelation of
Emmanuel's true whereabouts,
said in a statement Friday it still
plans to follow through on its
promise to release them.
Araujo said Venezuelan
authorities should ask for an
explanation from the FARC
"since they were the ones who
betrayed them by offering to
free a few hostages and ~then
not keeping their pronuse."

Chief UN climate scientist to visit

Antarctica with Nor wegian group
SOSLO, Norway prize with Gore.
He said evidence of climate change was most
The next report by' the Intergovernmental Panel on apparent at the world's poles, especially in the: Arc-
Climate Change should deal with the "frightening" tic, where the climate panel says the melting ojf the
possibility that both Antarctic and Greenland ice vast glaciers of Greenland could cause a four-mnetre
sheets start melting at the same time, the chief UN rise in sea levels in coming centuries.
climate scientist said yesterday. Less is known, he said, about the impact of glob-
The panel, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace alwarming at the Earth's opposite pole on the vast
Prize with U.S. activist and politician Al Gore. has West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a wasteland of ice and
released four climate assessment reports already, snow roughly the size of Texas.
inlcluding~ summaries for policy makers that are "Unless you go to these places, you just don't get
approved by government representatives. a feeling for the reality," Pachauri said. "You can
Though there are no firm plans for a fifth report, read as much as you want on these subjects but it
the panel is still inviting scientists to submit mater- doesn't really enter your system, you don't really
ial on glaciers in both the far north and south. IPCC appreciate th~e enormity of what you have."
chairman Rajendra Pachauri said. If ice sheets at both poles begin melting simulta-
"My~ hope is the next report, if there is one, will be neously, the results could be extreme, he said.
able to provide much better information on the pos- "Both Greenland and the West Antarctic Ice
sibility~ of these tw~o large bodies of ice possibly Sheet are huge bodies of ice and snow which are sit-
melting. in what seems like a frightening situation." ting on land.
Pachaturi said during a visit to Oslo. "If through a process of melting they collapse
Pachauri is set to visit Antarctica next week with and are submerged in the sea then we really are
a Norwegian delegation, after being invited during talking about sea level rises of several metres," he
his December visit to Norway to accept the Nobel said.


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cal-heavy paints and carpeting, flooring made frcim
eco-friendly bamboo and energy-efficient appli-
ances, heating and cooling systems even if those
upgrades cost more.
Fireman's Chief Underwriting Officer Don Soss
estimates greener appliances and building mateti-
als will cost his company 15 percent to 30 percent
more than conventional products, depending on
the market. The company's green upgrade pro-
gramn will be free to its California clients affected by
ithe fire, pending approval by state regulators.
Fireman's, which belongs to Germany's Allianz
SE, plans to roll out a similar product nationwide in
the U.S. early next year, at an as yet undecided
additional cost.
Lexington expects to sell its "Upgrade to Green
Residential" policy at a 2 percent to 3 percent pre-
Iniumn to its basic homeowner police.
Typically, insurers only pay damages to make
clients whole again not to improve their posi-
tion, said Valzania. "This is taking it quite a bit
i Althe gh green products av e od initial v
owners w'ho build to greener standards may be
seen as lowecr risks and could be rewarded with
insurance, discounts or credits. That's already, hap-
pening on the commercial building side and in auto
insurance, whereL insurers in some states are offer-
ing breaks to hybrid-car drivers.
ad Some insurerstp reeiveea 'h gies are viewed as low-nisk customers," according to
a report by the nonprofit research group Ceres,
called "Insurer Responses to Climate Change'.
Ceres directs the Investor Network on Climate
Risk, a group of 60O institutional investors that col-
lectively manage more than $4 trillion in assets.
Such a halo hasn't happened yet in residential
green insurance because the market is still too new,
say insurers. In' the woods outside Aspen, Colo.,
Barbara Reese built a house of renewable straw
bale, powered entirely by solar energy. The lime
plaster-covered straw provides insulation, a sub-
stitute folr conventionall~l fiberglass. Solar panels and
a ba;ck-upl generator~1 1 p~nwide elc'triCit:. since ReeCse
isn't p'lugged into the local grid.
liecse's b~uildlin~ me~thlods wcre` unlconvenutiomd,1
but the home wals co~nstructed with inlsuranc~e risk mn
mlind, said Michelle Johnson, a Neil-Garing Insur-
;lnce Agecyl~ b~roker who helped get Reecse's hompe
insuredh\ by AIGs pr~iva;te' ClI1ien goup.
TIhe private' client grocup. which enters to weanlthy
individuals, has alwaysa been more willing to insure
different homes.

Sean Walsh returned to his mother's San Diego
home after the October wildfires to find it charred
to its foundation. He says he plans to help her
rebuild the trilevel, five-bedroom abode happily
used to host 19 grandkids exactly as it was, only
greener. Tw'o major insurers are launching "green"
insurance programs that will let homeowners recon-
struct their property with more environmentally
friendly building materials, appliances and land-
scaping, even if it costs more than the replacement
value stated inl the policy.
One major insurer, Firemanl's Fund, is launching
its "green" insurance progrIam in Southern Calic-
fornia at no extra charge to its clients who were hurt
by a dozen wildfires that killed seven people and
destroyed nearly 2.200 homes in October. And
Lexington Insurance Co. is testing a new "green"
policy in a handful of East Coast states.
Both programmes are expected to be launched
nationwide in 2008-
"It tics back into our view about climate chanlge."
said Scott Steinmetz, Firemanl's director for personal
insurance and catastrophe management.
Spurring clients to rebuild to greener standards
is an insurer''s hedge against climate change, and the
worse and mlore frequent natural disasters that
could be brought on by warmingiglobal tempera-
Souales St'inn eai suranlce products ar~e a~lso a
wa~y lor inlsurers to hoo0k a consumer market that
has grown in~creasmngly conscion~s of environmental
issues. T~he buddling residential green buildulg mar-
ket is f~recalst to grow~ to $40) billion to $50 billion by
2010 frqm $7.41 billion today, accor~ding to a co~-
struction report by McC~raw-Hill Cos.
reta is hars cunwrc das a nl wdp so atc ~
ident of personal lines at Lexington, a ~unit o Amer-
ican International Group Inc. "We're seizing on
what we see as a significantly growing green move-
a t.
me .in Walsh's mother,. Patricia, has a policy from
Fireman's Insurance, andi Sean says he plans to
use the green upgrade pr~ogramn to make the new '
home more environmentally sound, with a partic-
ular1 focus oln fire~ safety. Patricia Walsh's $2.3 mil-
lion~ home, whlich she anld hier late husband Johl,
bough~lt two yourls argo, was built in the 1980ls and
remodecled iti '(000.
It had~ some fire-retarldant materials in it, Walsh
said. "Th'le unflortunlate part was that this fire wa~s so
Th~le necw ho~me w'ill likely he built with wood
framing that( is f~re~st ste~wardship--certified. which
menc;~s it has bleenl grlown and harvested sustain-
ably. The~c house will be outf'ittedl with more efficient
plumnbing fixt~ures aInd solarl panclinlg wa'ys to, save
utility~ costs a~ndl resour~ces inl water- anld energy-
strallpped Southern.I Ca;lifornlia\. "IMy parentIs h;d
looked at going solar, even before th~is happened,"
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contributions to public sector defined
benefit pension schemes accounted for 5
per cent-10 per cent of the Governmen-
t's emolumeints per year.
TIhe size of these pension contribu-
tions wereI.C inue c Iing~ by 0.25 per cent-0.5
per centl per year, Mr Winder said, and
Bahamians "ought to know" what the
size of thlis potentlial government liabili-
ty/obligation could ultimately amount
''It's growing on an annual basis by
0.25 per cent-0.5 per' cent," Mr Winder
said of the pension emolument. "This is

going to be a huge expenditure for future
He added that if private sector com-
panies did not keep employee pension
schemes and their assets in a separate,
segregated fund from the firm, it had to
be included on the company balance
sheet as a potential liability and obliga-
"What is the potential liability to the
Government from all the pension plans
it has for all the public sector entities?"
Mr Winder asked.
''It's going to be a great burden on the

younger generations, as we are all getting
older and living longer. We ought to
know what that number is."
Apart from the civil service, public
corporations such as the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC)
and Bahamas Electricity Corporation
(BEC), and other public agencies and
entities, all operate pension schemes on
behalf of employees.
Schemes such as B~EC's are 100 per

See PENSION, page 3B

Tribune Business Editor

senior accountant yes-
terday questioned the
size of the Governmen-
t's potential liability for
Aall public sector defined
. benefit pension schemes, arguing that
this number was currently unknown and
represented "'a great burden" for future
Bahamian generations.
Raymond Winder, managing partner
for Deloitte & Touche (Bahamas), said

Tribune Business Editor

BUS1N E CSS executives ves-
terday said they were
shockedte" that the average
Bahamian household income
had increased by 4.6 per cent
between 2006 and 200)7, but
expressed concern that even this
rise was not enlough to keep
pace withi inflation aind rising
living1 costs.
"I was shocked it was that
high," Dionisio D'Ag\uilar. the
Bahamas CIhamber of Clom-
Inerce's president, told The 'Tri-
bune. "Either we have large
households, or people are mak-
ing a lot of monkey."
Preliminar\ data from the
Department of Statistics 7(007
Labour Force survey~ estimated
that the average household
income, derived fr~om its April
30-Miay 6 survey, had risen by
$$1,8372 to $45,252, compared
to the $43.420 naverage the vear
Mr D'Aguilar said Bahami-
an businesses had to increase
salary levels in response to infla-
tion and price rises, which in
turn were inlcrearsing the corst of
living across the board. Much
of this, he added. wa;s thle direcct
pass through fromn higher ene~r-
gy costs. w~ithl oil pa~ssing
through the psychologically
important $100 per barrel
threshold last week.
"'Wages have had to increase

But concerns over whether even this is enough to keep pace
with cost-push inflation, as energy prices raise cost of living

have been working steadily, and
my interconnection manager is
saying that hopefully by tomor-
row [today], the Abaco-New
Providence interconnection link
will be up and running.
If a working mnterconnection
was not achieved by today, she
added: "Certainly by Friday.
IndiGo Networks, and its Sys-
tems Resource Group (SRG)
parent, have been waiting for
two to three-and-a-half years to
interconnect with BTC's net-
work on Abaco.
The failure to achieve inter-
connection has prevented the
company from offertug its fixed-
line voice services on Abaco'
and the competition to BTC
that could herald better ser-
vices, improved products and
lower prices for consumers.
A Public Utilities Commis-
sion (PUC) ruling on October 8'

See BTC, page 4B

Tribune Business Editor

THIE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTTC) is
hoping that it will today effect
interconnection with its com-
petitor IndiGo Networks' fixed-
line system between Abaco and
New Providence, a move that
ultimately promises to bring
improved service quality and
lower telecoms prices to the for-
mer island's businesses and res-
Responding to IndiGo Net-
works' "frustrations' that inter-
connection between its network
and that of BTC's on Abaco
was again being drawn out,
Felicity Johnson, BTC s vice-
president for legal, regulatory
and interconnection, said the
state-owned carrier had com-
mitted pre-Christmas to com-
pleting this as per the set dead-
S e told The Tribune: "We

acknowledged, though, that
"costs are going up significant-
ly" for both Bahamian con-
sumers and businesses.
Superwash has increased the
price of its washer and dryer
tokens by 6.7 per cent to $L;60,
from $1.50, to compensate for
the increased electricity and
propane costs it faces. Mr
D'Aguilar said energy costs
accounted for 30 per cent, or
almost one-third, of his token
The increase in global oil
prices increases the price of
petroleum products in the
Bahamas, especially as this
nation is an energy importer
and unable to influence the
Organisation of Petroleum
Exporting Countries (Opec)
that sets global oil prices.
Not only do higher oil prices
impact BEC's electricity costs
because of the higher fuel sur-
charge, they also increase ship-
ping costs, ground transporta-
tion costs, airline ticket prices
and the costs facing all busi-
nesses that rely on this fossil
fuels. The increased shipping
costs also feed into higher food
prices, given that this nation
imports the majority of food it
Ray Winder, managing part-

ner at Deloitte & Touche
(Bahamas), said his "gut ~feel-
ing" was that increases in ener-
gy, food and housing/property
prices were such that Bahamian
household incomes were "not
keeping pace" with inflation
and rising living costs.
Adding that it was important
to know which industries gen-
erated the rise in household
incomes uncovered by the 2007
Labour Force Survey, Mr
Winder said: "My gut feeling is
that salaries were not going to
be able to keep pace. I don't
think overall that salaries are
keeping pace with costs."
The senior accountant also
questioned whether the Labour
Force survey findings identified
a widening income disparity in
the Bahamas, with a relatively
small number of high income
earners becoming wealthier,
while the earnings of others
remain flat.
"I'm surprised it went up that
much on an annual basis," Mr
Winder said of the 4.6 per cent
average household income rise,
echoing Mr D'Aguilar's com-
"It still speaks to the point
where we have a lot of high
income earners relative to those
on the lower end."

for a number of reasons, chiefly
the substantial increase in ener-
gy costs." Mr D'Aguilar said.
"'My staff [at Superwash] have
been clamouring for a wage
increase because of the increase
in prices, which is directly relat-
ed to energy costs.
1usnlume- have had to react
by increasing wages to accom-
modate these increased costs
that are permeating through the
economy because of these ener-
gy increases,
"I1 think this .5 per cent
increase is very significant. but
an encouraging one. The
increase in household income
kind of negates the increase in
unemployment, because people
are making more money."
The Chamber president

Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas must "go for-
ward" with downtown Nassau's
redevelopment in the wake of
Monday's shooting of a teenage
school pupil in Bay Street, the
Nassau Tourism and Develop-
ment Board's chairman told
The Tribune yesterday, taking it
"into the 21st century" by mak-
ing it a safe, attractive destina-
tion for Bahamians and tourists.
Charles Klonaris said Mon-
day's tragedy could only have
negative repercussions for the
Bahamas, and Bay Street busi-
nesses and its tourism industry
in particular,
He questioned "'how strin-
gent" Bahamas-based hotels
and the cruise ships would be

in warnigs they issued to guests
and passengers about where to
go, and what to be careful of, mn
visiting downtown Bay Street.
"It is the gateway for two mil-
lion tourists, and this should not
have happened," Mr Klonaris
said of the shooting.
While the Government, Mmn-
istry of Tourism and private sec-
tor would do their best to miti-
gate any fall-out from the shoot-
ing, Mr Klonaris said the NTDB
had been pushing "for many
years'" that downtown Bay
Street and the city of Nassau
needed to be made safe for
tourists and Bahamians alike,
cleaned up and made more

See CCTV, page 6B

Tribune Business
THE Central Bank of the
Bahamas yesterday unveiled a
number of proposed amend-
ments to the Financial Trans-
actions Reporting Regulations
to address the Caribbean Finan- -
cial Action T'ask Force's
(FATF) finding that it was non-
compliant with its parent's anti-
terror financing recommendat-
tionss on regulating wire trans-
The Ceritral Bank, in a con-
sultation paper-, proposed that
the regulations be amrended to
require financial institutions to
obtain full information on the
originator or payer of wire
transfers. This information is to
be sent with the tr~ansfer.
The Central Bank has pro-
posed a number of amendments
to the Financial Transactions
Reporting Regulations, in par.

ticular proper verification of the
payer's identity in cases where
the wire transfer exceeds $1,000
or more.
The information provided
must include the name of the
payer, his account number and,
if no account exists, a unique
identifier or transaction num-
ber and the address of the pay-
er, his/her national customer
identification, or date and place
of birth of the payer.
Further proposed amend-
ments include adding the
account or ID number of the
payer batch files, and keeping
records for a five-year period.
Beneficiary financial institu-
tions should also adopt risk-
based procedures to enable
them to identify non-compliant
wire transfers, and transfers
where vital information is not
included, and report suspicious
transactions to the Financial

See WIRE, page 5B

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Shares of largest mortgage
lender in US sink to all-time low
of Countrywide Financial Corp., the
nation's largest mortgage lender, sank
to an all-time low Tuesday as a major
homebuilder offered a grim outlook
for industry and signals that the Bush
administration is growing more con-
cerned about rising mortgage defaults.
The head of California-based KB
Homne reported a mammoth loss for
the fourth quarter and said there were
no indications that housing markets
are stabilizing. The head of Fannie
Mae, a government-sponsored mort-
gage lender, predicted the housing
market would weaken through 2009
and said a turnaround wasn't likely
until 2010.
President Bush, meanwhile, con-
ceded "It's going to take awhile to
work through the downturn."

And Treasury Secretary Henry
Paulson said the administration was
concerned about the,potential for
additional home defaults and is
exploring expanding a deal it bro-
kered with mortgage lenders last fall
to include relief to people who bor-
rowed at prime, conventional rates
as well as those with subprime,
adjustable-rate mortgages that were
due to reset.

AT&T Inc's shares tumble
Inc.'s shares tumbled Tuesday after
Chairman and Chief Executive Ran-
dall Stephenson said the telecom car-
rier is experiencing some slowdown in
its broadband and traditional wire
phone sales to consumers.
Speaking at Citigroup Inc.'s Enter-
tainment, Media and Telecom Con-
ference in Phoenix, Stephenson said
the bulk of the weakness is coming
from service disconnections due to
nonpayment on those lines.
AT&T's shares fell $1.87, or 4.6 per
cent, to close at $39.16, bouncing off
an initial dive that sent the stock down
9.5 per cent.
Pending US home sales
dip in November
US home sales dipped in November,
a trade group for real estate agents
said Tuesday, but it expects the sales
pace to pick up significantly in the
second half of 2008.
In another indication that the hous-
ing market's struggles aren't finished,
the National Association of Realtors
said its seasonally adjusted index of
pending sales for existing homes fell
2.6 per cent to a reading of 87.6 from
an upwardly revised October index
of 89.9.

Avon Products to cut 2,400 jobs
as part of restructuring plan
NEW YORK (AP) -- Avon Prod-
ucts Inc. on Tuesday said it will cut
2,400 jobs as part of its multiyear
restructuring plan, which will cost
more than originally expected and
ultimately save the beauty-products
maker $430 million annually.
Avon unveiled its restructuring pro-
gramme in November 2005. It
involved s~te~ep~job:cuts,ithe elimina-
tion of man~agemnt layers and the
realignment of manufacturing centers

and outsourcing work to countries
with cheaper labor costs.

Major educational publisher
to cut: more than 600 jobs
H-ill Cos., a major educational pub-
lisher that also owns the Standard &
Poor's credit ratings agency and Busi-
nessWeek magazine, said Tuesday it
is cutting more than 600 jobs, resulting
in a fourth-quarter charge of $43.7
The 611 job cuts will come across
the company's divisions and will
reduce its after-tax earnings by eight
cents per share, the company said in a
statement. About half of the job cuts
will come in its education division.
McGraw-H~ill attributed the cuts in
its financial services division to cur-
rent business conditions, which were
affecting both the credit ratings ser-
vices and other businesses of Stan-
dard & Poor's.

President Bush watching
US economy very carefully
dent Bush said Tuesday that he is
watching very carefully to see if the
struggling US economy needs a short-
term boost from the federal govern-
He wouldn't comment on any spe-
cific ideas he is considering, such as
tax cuts aimed at lessening the chance
of a recession.

Gold's record prices
NEW YORK (AP) Gold's
appeal as a safe-haven investment has
carried it to record prices.
Gold futures surged above $880
Tuesday to their highest level ever,
not accounting for inflation, propelled
higher by rising oil prices and a weak
US dollar. An ounce of gold for Feb-
ruary delivery climbed as high as $884
on the New York Mercantile
Exchange, topping by almost $10 its
previous record of $875 set in 1980,
and later settled at $880.30, up $18.30.

Apollo Group's Q1 earnings
jump 23 per cent
PHOENIX (AP) Apollo Group
Inc., an education company that owns
the University of Phoenix, said Tues-,,
day its first quarter earnings jumped"
23 per cent as it boosted enrollment.
Its shares surged more than seven per

cent in after-hours trading.
The Phoenix-based company
reported profits of $139.9 million, or
83 cents per share, for the three
months that ended November 30.
That compared with $113.9 million, or
65 cents per share, for the same peri-
od a year earlier.
Oil futures rise
NEW YORK (AP) Oil futures
rose Tuesday, extending a pattern of
back-and-forth trading as investors
debated whether a weakening econ-
omy or falling inventories should
determine crude's direction.
While a combination of a weaker
dollar and predictions of a drop in
domestic crude inventories pushed
prices up by more than $2 a barrel at
times Tuesday, that advance came a
day after prices fell more than $2 on
concerns about economic growth and

Microsoft Corp agrees to buy Nor-
wegian search company for $1.2bn
SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft
Corp. said Tuesday it agreed to buy a
Norwegian search company for $1.2
billion, aiming to shore up its search
technology for businesses against
competition from Oracle Corp. and
IBM Corp.
Microsoft's cash offer of 19 kroner
($2.97) per share for Fast Search &
Transfer ASA represented a 42 per
cent premium over the stock's Janu-
ary 4 closing price.
Fast, a 10-year-old company based
in Oslo, is one of the biggest enter-
prise search players.

Supervalu shares drop
more than 16 per cent
of Supervalu, one of the nation's
largest grocers, dropped more than
16 per cent Tuesday after it suggested
that financial pressure was hurting its
customers and it reduced its full-year
The sell-off came as the company
behind the Cub Foods, Shop 'n Save,
Jewel-Osco, Shaw's and Star Market
store brands reported that its third-
quarter profit rose almost 25 per cent.
Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff
Noddle said it expects consumer,
spending will continue to be pres-
sured by inflation, as it was during
the third quarter.

Wall Street skids lower
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street
skidded lower in another fitful ses-
sion Tuesday, with investors worried
that the tumbling economy tray not
only cripple mortgage lenders like
Countrywide Financial Corp. but also
create problems for other companies
like AT&T Inc.
The Dow Jones industrials fell near-
ly 240 points.
Investors tried to take the niarket
higher at many points during the day,
but eventually succumbed to another
stream of bad news.
The Dow and the Standard &
Poor's 500 index are down more than
five per cent so far this year and the
Nasdaq composite index is down
nearly eight per cent, having been
pummeled since January 1 on worse-
than-anticipated readings on the econ-

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1.3758 1.2647 Colina Money Market Fund 1.375797"
3.5388 3.0569 Fldelity Bahamas G &I Fund 3.5388***
3.0008 2.4723 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 3.00076****
1.2827 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.282687^

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52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 week Ask S Selling price pf Coline and ftdelity 4 January 2008
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Pkice La#l trded over-the-counter price 30 June 2007
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading vlume of the prior week " 31 October 2007
Change Change In closing price from day to day EPS S A company's reported earlning per share for tl last 12 mrths "" 31 July 2007
Daily Vol. Number of totl shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value ""* 31 Decemlber 2007
DIV $ Dividends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Maonlninul
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"I think everyone, Bahamians and touristS

alike, were afraid of what was going on. We

had to close down early. We were very upset

(iri the store) because a number of my staff

have children in that same age group, and so it

disturbed them because it could have been any

One of their children. It is, however, a sad

reneCtion of what is happening in our country

that an innocent bystander is shot and killed."

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ans and tourists alike, were
afraid of what was going on.
We had to close down early.
We were very upset (in the
store) because a number of my
staff have children in that same
age group, and so it disturbed
them because it could have
been any one of their children.
It is, however, a sad reflection
of what is happening in our
country, that an innocent
bystander is shot and killed,"
Mr Lee said.
He said that the overall pic-
ture of crime is what needs to
be addressed in its entirety.
Mr Lee added that the
police did a good job in calm-
ing persons' fears and dispers-
ing the crowd.
However, he stressed that
this incident highlights the
need to remove bus stops from
the downtown Nassau area. "It
causes a lot of disturbance

whenever something happens
and you have these huge
crowds of people that converge
in one area," Mr Lee said.
Another Bay Street employ-
ee, who said she could not be
named, told Tribune Business,
that the incident was just
"more proof that crime will
drive people away. It's already
slow when they come off the
ship, and if people think that
they have to be dodging bullets
why bother? You have to be
real brazen to kill people, chil-
dren mn broad daylight, and if
tourists are afraid can ya blame
The Tribune also contacted
a number of cruise lines,
including Carnival, Norwegian
and Royal Caribbean Cruise
Lines, to determine what
action they would be taking
following the shooting. Repre-
sentatives promised that if

Tribune Business

THE shooting death of a
12th grade C R Walker stu-
dent in downtown Nassau in
mid-afternoon has added to
fears that crime will cause a
major downturn in the
Bahamian tourism industry.
Dozens of cruise ship pas-
sengers were said to have cow-
ered in fear and fled to the
safety of their ships following
the incident, which shut down
portions of Bay Street and
caused many stores to close
Gregory Lee, owner of the
Island Book store, located near
the corner of Frederick and
Bay Street where the shooting,
happened said the store did
close early after assuaging the

fears of visitors in their store.
He said that while it was a
fearful situation, he thinks vis-
itors understood it was an
unfortunate and perhaps iso-
lated incident, and that down-
town Nassau was not a war

zone on a daily basis.
Mr Lee said that in the con-
versations he had, no tourist
expressed that they would be
unwilling to return to Nassau
and the Bahamas.
"I think everyone, Bahami-


cent funded by the employer,
with no contribution from the
employee, again further increas-
ing the potential burden on the
Government and Bahamian
taxpayer to meet payments to
Most public sector pension
schemes are defined benefit
plans, which pay pension bene-
fits to retirees based on a for-
mula that involves their length
of service and salary levels.
This type of pension scheme
is largely being phased out else-
where in the world in favour of
defined contribution plans, but
remains a staple fixture of the
Bahamian pension landscape
due to its prevalence in the pub-
lic sector.
"The administrative costs of
these plans tend to be more
uncertain than for the other
schemes, with the sponsors
bearing the financial responsi-
bility for any variation in fund-
ing requirements," the Central
Bank of the Bahamas 2005 sur-
vey of pension schemes in this
nation revealed.

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Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00
Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00
Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00
Bahamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00
Fidelity Bank 2.65 2.65 0.00
Cable Bahamas 12.06 12.05 0.00
Colina Holdings 3.15 3.15 0.00
Commonwealth Bank (S1) 8.40 8.40 0.00
Consolidated Water BDRs 5.01 4.90 -0.11
Doctor'b Hospital 2.35 2.35 0.00
Famguard -7.25 7.25 0.00
Finco 12:96 12.95 0.00
FirstCaribbean 14.60 14.60 0.00
Focol (S) 5.18 5.18 0.00
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NOTICE is hereby given that JONEL JOSAPHAT of SAMSON
is applying ~to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts WNithin twenty-
eight days from the 9TH day of January, 2008 to the Miinister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

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Notice is hereby g~ivenI that in accordanlce with section 138
(8) of the Inltrnlational Business Comnpanies Act 2000), the
dissolution of MAIN 'TECH MANAGEMENT LTD. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Clompany has therefore been struck off the Register.


Legal Notice


Notice is hereby giventhat in accordance with sectionl138 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000, the dis-
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register,




(No.45 of 2000)


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 1883 (8)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
the Dissolution of FRANCO LEASE FOUR LIMITED has
been completed, a Certificate of Dissolutioin has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. T'he
date of completion of the dissolution was December 27, 2007.


unde the provisions of the International Business Companies Act

(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on January 8, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd
Terrace, West Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.

(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 19th day of Febnutry, 2008 to send their
names ;and addresses anld particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded froml the benefit of any distribution made befo~re such
debts are: proved.
January 9, 2008


Bimini Sands Resorts & M~arina
is seeking an
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an Executive Chef with food art experience and a
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connection process, one being
the different network protocols
enjoyed by the company and
IndiGo's. IndiGo did not share
these concerns, which related
to the fact that BTC's network
was "an old legacy network",
while its own was a more mod-
ern IP protocol.
Ms Johnson said BTC also
intended to upgrade its network
with a more modern protocol
throughout the Bahamas this
year. She added that BTC had
been "working towards" meet-
ing the requirements of the
PUC's ruling ever since it was
handed down.
"We did have a slowdown
over Christmas," Ms Johnson
said of the Abaco interconnec-
tion project, a regular occur-
rence at that time of year. "It
would have been good if it had
been effected prior to Christ-
mas. At this point, it's the tech-
nicians that have to do what

they have to do."
Intra-island connection
between B'TC and IndiGo's
respective fixed-line networks
has been completed, with the
inter-island connection point
situated at Collins Harbour,
"neutral ground" in Marsh Har-
bour one block away, from
BTC's exchange there.
BTC's engineers are now
completing the interconnection
links, via two T1 SS7 trunks,
between Marsh Harbour and
IndiGo's Nassau-based head-
quarters at Centreville House.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny was
yesterday said to be in an all-
day meeting and did not return
The Tribune's voice mail mes-
sage seeking comment.
Meanwhile, Marlon Johnson,
BTC's vice-president of sales
and marketing, said BTC
"wants to move away from the
perception that we are being
obstructive, and not working
with IndiGo to meet the PUC's
requirements and any business
opportunities that arise".
He pointed out that along-
side the technical aspects of
interconnection, BTC and Indi-
Go also had to finalise com-
mercial terms and agreements
related to this.
Interconnection is vital in the
telecommunications industry
because it allows phone calls
originating on one network -
say by an IndiGo customer to
be seamlessly transferred on to
another network and answered
by a BTC customer, with calls

terminating on the latter's net-
In its ruling on the intercon-
nection dispute, the PUC said
that BTC had effectively abused
its market position as the 'dom-
inant operator' in fixed-line
voice services to deny IndiGo
entry to the Abaco market,
something analysts view as part
of a larger attempt to squeeze
the 'upstart' new entrant out
and preserve BTC's market
The Abaco interconnection
dispute is one of a slew of legal
actions embroiling BTC, Indi-
Go and the PUC as the battle
between twin competing forces
- maintaining BTC's market val-
ue and restricting competition
to maximise its privatization
price, and liberalismng telecoms
to reduce prices and improve
service for Bahamian business-
es and consumers plays out.
Ms Johnson yesterday said
that BTC's contention that Indi-
Go was "illegally bypassing its
network" was "still very much
in the forefront. It's something
the PUC will have to address. It
isn't an issue that has gone
away". In addition, the issue of
IndiGo' being able to use
Caribbean Crossings fibre-optic
telecommunications system to
carry its voice traffic is also
before the courts. Ms Johnson
said this, though, has been
"stayed" pending the outcome
of IndiGo's constitutional chal-
lenge to the telecoms sector's
regulatory regime.


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interconnection with IndiGo

2007, found that BTC had
"unreasonably delayed" con-
sumer choice and competition
on Abaco, and ruled that the
state-owned carrier must facili-
tate interconnection for IndiGo
Networks within 42 days of that
IndiGo's president had com-
plained that the interconnec-
tion process subsequent to the
telecoms sector regulator's rul-
ing was still protracted.
Yet in response, Ms Johnson
said: "Mr Hutton-Ashkenny
would have received written
confirmation from me on
December 21 that we were
moving to provide the inter-
"'We have always been work-
ing steadily to effect the inter-
connection. There have been
one or two hiccups...."
She explained that BT`C had
several concerns over the inter-



Resorts optimistic over

fis hing tour is revival

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited


Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited, the developers of the
Royal Island resort and residential project at North Eleuthera
invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the
following positions with the company:

Spa Manager
*Mustthhave at least 5 years experience in all aspects of
spa terapies.
Experience with and knowledge of local spa and beauty
A commitment to service at the highest level.

Yoga Instructor/Fitness Club Instructor
*Must have experience in fitness club industry.
Qualified yoga instructor.
*Experience in the tourism field plus.
Sous Chef
Must be able to prepare 5 star French cuisines in an
island atmosphere.
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* Commitment to service at highest level
A la Carte Waiter
* Must have at least 5 years experience as a waiter in a
fine dining atmosphere or highly regarded restaurant
* Knowledge of French inspired cuisine a plus.
*Commitment to service at highest level.
* Must have 5 years experience in a 4 or 5 star hotel or
cocktail bar.
* Must have extensive knowledge of cocktails and wine
* Experience in dealing with high level clientele.
All positions require successful applicants to reside at
North` 41~l~thera.
Interest'#persons should submit their resumes with cover
letter to:
Harcourt Management Services Ltd.
P.O. Box N-1991
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax to: (242) 356-4125
Or Email to: info@gomezcorp.com
Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for
their interest, however only those under consideration will
be contacted.



A Swiss asset management group, which
proposes to establish a small office in Nassau
probablyy near Lyford Cay), is seeking a
suitably qualified individual to manage its daily

The successful candidate should posses a
Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance or
Accounting and must either already be licensed
as a Securities Investment Advisor or possess
the necessary qualifications to be so licensed
by the Securities Commission. Spanish would
be an advantage. *

This position may be suitable for a professional
young mother or father who is anxious to
only work part-time during their child's early
formative years.

Please apply by facsimile (322-1254) or by
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NOTICE is hereby given that JACKLIN JONlASSAINT
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minitter responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for reglistration/natllralization
bas ci rze of sThe Bahams g an uha anypt~ woshu
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the OTH day of
JANUARY 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

(No. 45 of 2000)


Notice is hereby given that in accor~dance with Sl~iorin:.138 (8) ~
of the International Business Companlies Act, No. 45 of 2000,
LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of' Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Riegister. The date of completion of the Aissolution w'as
December 27 2007.

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Another said they have
heard positive feedback to
news of the revised catch limits.
Under the PLP government,
and agriculture and fisheries
minister Leslie Miller, the catch
limits on what foreign fisher-
man could take out of the
Bahamas were drastically
reduced to limit the number of
fish per vessel.

The bag limit for pelagic fish,
such as typically released
sharks and barracuda, was
reduced from six per person to
six per boat. Pelagic fish also
include tuna wahoo, dolphin
and kingfish that anglers keep.
An~glers were reStricted to 20
pounds of grouper and snap-
per per bora. and all fish were to
be kept with head intact while

Tribune Business
FAMILY Island resorts and
marinas are hopeful that
recently-amended regulations
to the fishing catch limits will
encourage more visitors this
season, following calls for a
boycott of the Bahamas last
year when the catch limits were
drastically reduced by the for-
mer government.
The sports fishing season for
2008 opens in May, and it will
not be until then that the
impact of the amendments can
accurately be addressed. "We
are waiting for the start of the
season to see what will happen
and how it will affect our busi-
ness,"' said a manager at a
Bimini resort yesterday.

aboard a vessel or transported
by air. There was to be no har-
vesting or conch at all.
Mr Miller said at the time
that the Government had to do
what was best to preserve the
environment and fisheries
resources for future genera-
tions. However, US sports and
recreational fishermen were
angry that the new catch limits
did not justify the thousands of
dollars they spent on their fish-
mng trips to the Bahamas, and
called for a massive boycott of
the country.
Upon assuming office in May
last year, the new FNM admin-
istration said the catch limit
changes had thrown the indus-
try into "disarray". Agriculture
and fisheries minister Larry
Cartwright said they had led to
cancellations of fishing tourna-
ments, and lost revenue for

Family Island hotels and mari-
This led the current admin-
istration to reverse the changes
and put new regulations in
place :
For demersal fish, species
such as groupers and snappers,
the limit is 20 fish per vessel.
For the pelagic fish, the catch
limit is now 18 fish per vessel,
crawfish 10 per vessel, and a
small limit of six conch per ves-
sel was reinstated.
Further, there would be no
allowance for the capture or
possession of marine turtles by
foreign persons fishing under
a sportfishing permit, and spe-
cial permission was needed for
billfish, swordfish, sailfish and

of tchee F cal eAbct on T s
2000 blacklisted the Bahamas
to vlleg dly binmg 'n-coop
ey laundering.
The FATF's Caribbean affil-
iate, the CFATF, in its assess-
ment of the Bahamas' anti-
rooney laundering and terror
financing defences, found the
SBahamas was non-c~ompliant
with its wire transfer recom-
The FATF recommendation
says countries should take mea-
sures to require financial insti-
tutions, including money remit-
ters, to include accurate and
meaningful originator informa-
tion on funds transfers and
related measures that are sent,
and the information should
remain with the transfer
through the payment chain,
Countries should also, the
FATF said, take measures to
ensure that financial institutions
conduct enhanced scrutiny of -
and monitor suspicious activi-
ty, suchi as funds transfers which
do not contain complete origi-
nator information.

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Intelligence Unit. the Centra~l
Bank is proposing
The Central Bank explained
that the proposed provisions
would not apply in cases where
The payer withdraws cash
from their own account.
Cases of debit and transac-
tions if the payee has an agree-
ment with a financial institution
permitting payment for the pro-
vision of goods and services,
and a unique identifier
Cases of a debit transfer
between two parties permitting
payments between them
through accounts, once a unique
transfer is in place, enabling the
payer to be traced back.
Cases where the payment
is for fines, duties or other
levies, and transfers and settle-
ments between financial insti-
tutions acting on their own
The amendments aim to com-
ply with one of the special anti-
terror finance recommendations

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Reporting to our Deputy Technaology Herad, the position is
responsible for all phases of the technology project management
lifecycle. K~ey responsibilities include documenting business
requirements, prepa~ritg project plans, writing technical design
documents, coordinating production support, overseeing user
acceptance testing and managing all related project estimates and
financial budgets. Additional responsibilities include ensuring
adherence to all internal technology standards and controls,
information security requirements and any related policies.

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to seven years of related experience.
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leadership skills will round out the ideal cand~lidate.

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The impact on Nassau and
the Bahamas' cruise tourism
industry is difficult to predict,
but Monday's shooting will only
add to the existing impression
among the cruise lines that Nas-
sau is among their most unsafe
ports of call in the Caribbean
One cruise industry source
said: "I would imagine there is
going to be some serious fall-
out from the number of tourists
we heard were running for their
lives yesterday, and going back
to their cruise ship to tell their
"I assume there is going to
be some fallout from it to have
a Wild West scene downtown
and an 18 year-old lose his life."
The source added: "The aver-

age Bahamian is totally
unaware of the unreported
crimes against tourists, which
are included in general crime.
"Until we take control of our
country and stop trying to
appease the liberals, things are
not going to get any better. I
don't acre what political flag
you fly; the country is going to
hell. You cannot soft pedal on
Another business community
source told The Tribune of
Monday's shooting: "It's unfor-
tunate, but maybe that's what
needs to happen for the author-
ities to take this seriously.
"It's just ludicrous that an
innocent kid is dead because of
the drug, gang-related s*** that
is happening."

critical items that the Govern-
ment should implement."
While a Tourism Policing
Unit was created under the for-
mer administration, due to
resources being stretched, the
NTDB chairman said people

could "go up and down Bay
Street, and you don't see them
[the police]".
"So goes the city, so goes the
nation," Mr Klonaris added.
"They [public sector officials]
have to understand this. They
don't comprehend that it's a
serious issue
"Let's go forward with the
whole redevelopment of the
city, and make it a place where
tourists and Bahamians can
"The city can't afford any-
thing so negative again. If it gets
to the extent where tourists -
the lifeblood of Bay Street busi-
nesses are discouraged from
coming downtown, it's going to
be extremely difficult to move

(CCTIV) to be installed on Bay
Street to deter and record crim-
inal activities, in addition to a
beefed-up police presence.
"'That's what we're asking
for," Mr Klonaris said. "We
think CCTV is one of the most

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subsequent death of a C R
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lead to renewed calls for closed-
circuit television cameras

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West dealer,
East-West vulnerable.
+ J 9 72
SK 94
+ A 7
+A 86 2

n't much chance of beating the con-
tract with ordinary defense, so he led
the five of hearts!
Declarer can hardly be blamed
for playing low from dummy. He
assumed that West had led from a
holding such as Q-10-7-5-x, in which
case following low from dummy
would be the only way to score a
heart trick.
Becker naturally played the
SWe and hand It eld h N ke
to be outdone, Becker returned a low
spade! Again declarer misguessed,
following low ~from his hand mn the
hope that East had the queen and
West the ace. But Schenken won
with the queen and shifted to the king
of diamonds, and declarer eventually
went down one.
At the second table, the bidd n
started exactly the same way, but the
American South bid only two clubs
over East's one-notrump response,
and was raised to three clubs by
North. Here West led the king of dia-
monds. Declarer took the ace, drew
trumps led a heart to the king, which
won, continued with a spade top t
king, which won, shd so made fo

but for Becker and Schenken, it was
very satisfying.


ARIES March 21/Aprdl 20
Too.many road trips have put wear
on your car, Virgo. You just made
the investment, so take it easy for
a while Tuesday is a good day for
relxto -Asomethi g yon need.
Even though you try to keep your
welg ofor someone a scr t, yee
whenever you're near him or her. Be
yourself, and you're be sure to win.
GEMIPNI- May 22/June 21
You need to be In two places at
once during the middle of the week,
Gemini, in order to get everythingb
done. A close friend is in trouble ~-
do what you can to help.
CAR T Jly 22
Your cani. d ...old you iII
check this week, Cancer, but
instead of feeling frustrated, yee
should be happy you've done deC
right thing. A special someone has
a romantic evening planned.
LEO July 23/August 23
You're on top of the iWorld this weg

praise go to your head. Keep working.
'VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You're on pins and needles thgi
week, Virgo. You're waiting fgg~
.some important news, and it's dae
:very soon. Don't worry too mucg,
things will work out just fine.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
'You've decided to jump in and
finally get that pesky task doadr
that's been haunting you. Good fgl
you! Wednesday is an uneventleg~
day, so sleep in and enjoy it.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
A co-worker's harsh words realrr
hurt, but don't let them get to you.
Remain calm and keep working haiSll
The higher-ups are watchmfg, ana
keeping notes on your performance;l
SAGEIT~ARIUS- Nov 23/Dec 21
Be brave this week, Sagittarius.
Shocking news makes everyone in,
the family nervous. Try to remnam
calm and focused. A close fricad
needs you to be his or her at
:Friday. Do your best!
1Your admiration for someone special~
clouds your judgement. However, sup
,not to let your feelings keep you fro
!distinguishing right f,-om wroly
You've got a quiet weekend ah a.
AQUAnRIUS- Jan 21/Feb 18
You'll take dn a lot of extra responet-
: .s this week, Aquzrius, being the
fic one to help out when friends at$
re i es needta ha d. A hao

Pl: ES Feb 19/Mb~arch 20
,1 h if everyone: wants yo~B
synqr :ilis week, but your codFF
passion wearing thin. Bjefor-e yee
snap at anyone, take some time i
for yourself.


VA 10 75 3
4 K Q 92

SA 10 8 6
V Q6 2
+ J 10 5 4


~~+K J10 7 54
The bidding:
West North East South
1V Pass 1 NT 3 4
Opening lead five of hearts.
This deal occurred in a match
between Italy and the United States
many years ago. There wasn't much
of a swing, as the final contract at
each table was only three clubs, but
the play at one table took an unex-
pected twist.
At the first table, Howard
Schenken and B. Jay Becker were
West and East, respectively. After

5b\0rp~hU~N TUR : closed the auction.
"' Schenken decide& ha-tjhere was-

.55 ALltb WAII UY~sko4e

1Unusual fishing tackle (5)
6 With the right crrentthey're still
wrong (5)
9 Afewwordsoi caution? Notexactly

10 Talk likea gargoyle? (5)
.11 ThercemberfromYarmouthisa
mere lad (5)
12 American car mang
manpower? (5)
'13 Howmnagnetchangesablur(1)
'15 The point fcoking abun? n)
17 Club fit foaduke (4)
18 F'or astarperhaps, thebeds ase
rockyl (5)
.19 Nice; tinyperhapsbut notsoft-

20 Aleumey todo anew in spport (6)
21 Standoffish swimmer? (4)
.24 Still the old-fashioned
model of car (3)
25 Locate where the la yrsaid (7)
26 Just the team to win about half the
game? (5)
27 Copy the operatic character Chartie's
after (5) -
28 A fat youngster to love?(5)
29 Her fate may be omething

. 30 Thebees'bestbits (5)
9t The more modern waywith a
vessel (5)

2 Whre, in tedon, it'spopularto be
heastles? (6)
3 -Somevacouslllowsshow
,shrewdnessl (6)
4 Sheratonplecewithforlegs(3)
.5 Where to al eastpossibly, wth
brave heart (2,3)
6 Payment for akingly bitof duty (7)
7 Soon the giswill not hiniovel (4) `
8 AnnPeyd, but st by Putni (6)
O Saintlysupptcankeepyousoberl

8 Walter-a handy character? (5)
14 Mr3~aggsnthe joke, go dand t a

15S Has shameigating effcton A idan ?

16 Clean upthe city, aedly (5)
18 The reatvty man had a Gegate

19 Reliius w pobationersthut sin n

21 lbritolrytosign, perhaps, ding a

32 rw'vegotit cming to you(6)
D A singularly grassy plain (6)
25 Made to jumpoutof the

26 5 anrhwfew can get out
of line?(4)
28 Where shep may bekeptin the
Appenines (3)

Leon Hoyos v Roberto Dominguez,
Dominican Republic 2007.
Sometimes you took at a tactical
puzzle, a winning move leaps to the
eye, you say "That's it", and you
close your mind to alternatives. In a
real life over-the-board game,
where the player does notko
whether a workable tactic exists,
sch sprficialanalysis happn
rarely. I expect the first idea that
occurred to White (to play) here
was the visual queen sacrifice 1
Qxe6+ planning Rxe6 2 Bxe6+ Kh8 3
Rf8 mate. What could Yb simpler?
Nothing except that Black's b4
bsho inco veniaently c ttrols the

answer 3 Rf8 "mate' by Bxf8.
Meanwhile, back at the diagram,
Black's t knight forks.Wlhite's f5

6 PH(5)

10 Heathen (5)
it Zodiac
sign (5)
12 Qu~oted

country ) mn

18 Font (

22 ~Percussion
Instument (4)
24 Beam 3
25 Tower l
26 Desti (5)
27 Stifles (5)
28 Entire rne()
29 Current(
30 Number
31 Alloy (5)

3 Pbr bs
4 Knowled e(3)
5 Polite
6 Man (7
8 Tart d (6)
12 Paddle boat (5)
is Rational (5)
14 Poor (5)
15 Biscuit 4)
1 itri uted (5)

19 Treamchry(7)
21 Characer (6)
22 Volcanic rok (6)
23 Vegetable (6)
15 Desenre (5)
26 Celebration(4l)
28 Type of element ()

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to find seething fast and it isn't

winning move?


Chess: 8516: 1 Nf6+1 gxf6 2 Qxf6 Rf7 3 Qh8+1 Kxh8 4
Nxf7+ Kg 5 Nh6 mate. If Black had tried 2...Nxfl 3
'Bxe6+ Rxe6 4 Qxe6+ Kf8 5 Rxf)* wins.




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Tribune Fearture Writer

polou BEutler also known
as Apollo Kre-ed,
Bahamian rapper/hip
hopiR& B artist has
Joined the ranks of Bahamians whose
Music videos are now on rotation on
" Since L~andlord diid it with his "'We
SNeed Peace", other artists like 'TaDa
,~and Sosaman have followed suit. And
while Apollo would have loved to have
Been the first Bahamian rapper on
STempo. he is content making history as
the second, following Sosaman's video
which ironically appeared on Tempo
Just two weeks before his.
"Sosaman beat me to it by two
_;weeks but it's cool with me. Tempo
sent my video back saying it wasn't
Smastered properly and that took anoth-
er month to fix. Then I sent it back off
and I'm watching Tempo four days lat-
Ser and I see Sosaman's video! I was
Like, what the hell!" Apollo shared.
SApollo can laugh about it now
Though. He and other Bahamian artists
Share an alliance that appears to super-
Ssede their competitive edge. With this
rrspirit of camaraderie, they're all in a
sense in this together.
"'It's still a small bunch of us
S(Bahamians) on Tempo. The talent is
there for more Bahamians to get on
Tempo but I think the main problem is
Finances. Not everyone is rich.
S"Guys like me who are doing this
out of our pockets we still have bills to
pay, rent to pay~, and some of us have
children issues,"' he added.
Altogether, his video was produced


Soon things start to go wvrong
in the drug game. While somle
were getting rich, others were
feeling disgruntled at not get-
ting their fair share of the prof-
its. As a result, the Bahamian
drug runners decide to keep the
drugs for themselves and sell
them. This results in one of
Bahamnian drug runners being
murdered. Around this time
Papa is facing trouble on the
personal front that sets in
motion his final undoing. His
sweetheart has become tired of
her role and speaks up for her-
self and in retaliation-he kicks
her out. Not to be outdone, she
goes to the police and tells them
everything t-hat she knows.
With the evidence given by
the girlfriend, the police are
able to track down Papa and
the rest of his drug crew. This
culminates in a shoot-out
between the police and the drug
dealers leaving both Papa's
right hand man and Officer
Jackson dead. More shoot-outs
continue after this until Kera
realizes that she wants Papa in
her life. He is fending off the
police when she arrives. By t'he
time she arrives however, he
has been shot a number of times
in the legs. In the end he real-
izes that money and drugs are
not worth sacrificing his family
The point of the movie is to
illustrate the horrors of crime
and drugs. Other themes
emerge as well such as the
importance of healthy relations
ships, being careful of the
friends you keep and the impor-
tance of family. E~ven with such
serious themes and inessages
however, the movie is a comedy
from beginning to end. Howev-
er, it is not geared toward all
audiences because there is pro-
fanity throughout the film and
an abundance of crass jokes,
Also, in some instances the
acting is very poor, especially
when it comes to Horton aund
Moss Jr. Their roles are not
very convincing. Also, the
killing scenes and shoot-outs
are not very convincing either.
To watch ~this movie you must
have ali~dp~en mind to appreci-
ate the real message of th~e
movie and many may find it



to the tune of $4,000, and was com-
:,plet~d' without.financial assistance from
an yiutside sodlrc, nevertheless Apol-
lo isn't bitter since he realizes that any
up and coming artist must be willing to
invest in his own talent.
"It's Our Time (Nassau)", a rap song
that also plays on local radio stations,
represents the Bahamas and tells the
world through its lyrics and music
video what the Bahamas is all about.
"F~or example I have a part saying, 'I
represent Bain Town, Grants Town,
Kemp Road, everybody in the Grove,
Englerston, what it do, Pinewood, you
too. East Street, South Beach, Ade-
laide, can you feel me'. So I'm telling
the world through Tempo, 'look here
big man, I'm a Bahamian, this is where
I am from and I'll be back'.
"'And the title ?t's our time (Nas-
sau)2 is a reference ~to 2007 being a big
year for Bahamian artists. So my song
expresses to all the Bahamians that it's
otrr time now. Let's get our groove on
and stop b's-ing," Apollo explained.
Apollo is n'o -stranger to music
though. For the: past three years he has
been working behind the scenes as a
producer for artists like Ravon, Big-
goty aka Muh B3uiy Dem, and Eddie
Brasco, just to name a few.
Apollo has also had several recent
performances, including a concert at
Pure Nightlife, the Pinewood Festival
and at various private functions. At
this stage in his music career though, he
is a one-man band, serving as his own
manager and booking agent.
"So I'm out there with my hustle
and doing my thing. Hustling is the
ultimate because I have to get my
career off the ground.' he told Tribune

"I can't go to Def Jam Records and
say, 'big man look here I have a song
that's gonna' be&hit'.
"They have a million different rap-
pers with the same idea, the same con-
cept as me and the same, exact mater-
ial. So you have to show your effort
in the game."
It seems that the hustle is going well
for Apollo. Big things are on the hori-
zon for this artist. His second single,
"Show Ya' Game" featuring M Deez
and Eddie Brasco will be released at
the end of January.
After that, Apollo plans to release,
'In the Groove', which pays homage
to the Crooked Island Street commu-
nity where he was born and raised.
Apollo's second music video (for his
song "Oh My").is also in its pre- pro-
duction stages.
Though he is busy in the studio and
planning his next video, Apollo can
only afford to develop his music on a
part-time basis that is, until the music
can facilitate altof his financial needs.
Apollo gives props to Kemis.net, DJ
Reality, DJ Fines, DJ Elmo, Prime-
time Dion, DJ Rads, Selector Jimbo,
and Eddie Carter who exposed him to
the possibility of being paid for his
songs that are played on the radio.
"I went to Mr Carter one day to tell
him I had a song to put on the radio
and he was like,'okay, where are your
forms?' I was like what forms?
"So he gave me the forms forPRS
(music license) so I could get paid for
my songs. And he showed me the exact
steps to go through," Apollo explained.
And while he awaits his chance to
join the Def Jam label one day, Apol-
lo said that he will continue to "push
out hit after hit after hit".

APOLLO BUTLER also known as Apollo K~re-ed, Bahamian rapper/ftip hop/R&B artist has
joined the ranks of Bahamians whose music videos are now on rotation on Tempo.



n pafbethel~hotmail~com -
It CELI Moss, owner and
founder of ~Yeb Man Entertain-
ment, iS one of the premier film-
makers in the Bahamas. His
Third film, "Balls Alley" was
released during the official
DVD release party on Decem-
Sber 27 at the Skybox Sports Bar
Sand Lounge.
Dubbed a 'Bahamian gang-
ster flick' by Mr Moss, the film
i~is both a 'stitch-in-your-side-
Slaugh-out-loud-movie' and one
Filled with gruesome violence
Sand adult language.
The movie follows the life of
Papa (played by Moss) who is
just released from prison. Papa
Sis the father to one child (played
Sby Wilfred Moss, Mr Moss' real
~: life son) and husband to Kera,
re his wife (played by Racquel
Horton), who does not want
b him anymore. In coming out of
a, prison, Papa faces a tough deci-
;, sion, whether to get back into
the lucrative drug trade or to
L. find legitimate, but less lucra-
tive ways to take care of his
e family.
The pull of the drug trade
However, is often an irresistible
Sone and Papa eventually heads
back into the drug dealing busi-
Sness, a move he justifies by say-
Sing that his family can now have
.a better life.
::The drug ring that Papa sets
r~up involves a big-time drug
Dealer in JTamaica, connections
r with the producers in Colum-
bia, hookups with the drug deal-
v ing Cubans in Miami and deals
-with local Bahamian drug run-
;,ners. In the meantime, the local
police are under pressure to
Spring a stop to the elaborate
Drug ring.
The chief (played by the late
SViveca Watkins) has been
Ordered by the commissioner
;Ito do something soon or else.
;,As part of their efforts to facil-
itate the eradication of Papa's
drug ring, the police bring in a
Member of the US Drug
SEnforcement Agency (DEA),
- Officer Jackson, who happens
D! to be of Bahamian heritage.
., Officer Jackson is teamed with
Sa hard-core Bahamian officer
to help break up the drug ring
.and bring its Bahamian mem.
Sbers to justice. The resulting,
Friction from their partnership is

BEST KNOWN for his role in "An Officer and A Gentleman" African-American film star Louis Gossett Jr (far left), who was vacationing in the
Bahamas, receives a copy of "Balls Alley" from director and star Cel Moss (centre). Joining the two during the official launch party held at the Sky-
box, is Minister of State for Culture Charles Maynard.

ten, Robert Brown, Wilfred
M~oss, Marvin Gibson, and Lin-
wall Wray.
Utah Taiylor f~rom Contro-
versy TV was one of the pro-
ducers. He also appears briefly
in. the movie before being -
gunned dowh:
*Thae DVD is currently on

During the launch party Celi
Moss noted that the budget for
"Ball1s Alley" wals not very high,
so taking that into considera-
Lion the production team did a
very good job. The cast of' this
movie Inchidei Ceili Afoss,
Valentirit Josey, Joel Ellis,
Viveca Watkins (the movie is
dedicated to her), Racquel Hor-

sale and cant be pu~tlrrschase ft~ro
Seafiood Havenl onl ArawaklX Gir
andl Mysticarl Fictness G~rm inr
Palm~darle. Intre~lstedt pe~rsonls
may, also contact(' ca~st members~c)
ald friends of Yehr M~an Enter-
raimnr~enr or cedl 525.5787 o~r e-
yehmannente~rtaimnenc' lt@~
yahoo. com

Don't recommended t his
movie to closedl-mndendd people
or people who cannot overlook
the grating annoyance of hor-
rible acting.
Even with so much wrong
with it, for the Bahamian public
it is still relatable, familiar and

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'Balls ley'

Ce Moss drops t itd fihn;

GB artist Del Foxton in 'Conung Out' exhibition


HAND papermaking may have
been invented by the Chinese cen-
turies ago, but Grand Bahama
artist Del Foxton is on a mission to
expand this ancient art of hand
papermaking in the Bahamas at
Usher "Coming Out" exhibition
scheduled for January 17 at Sine
Qua Non Gallery on Elizabeth
Street. .
With year round abundant veg-
etation, the Bahamas is just the
place to create the diverse art
forms of hand papermaking. While
the artistry of handmade paper is
not a well known art form,.Foxton
finds the wide variety of~local
leaves and flowers perfect for pro-
Sviding interesting fibre for making
the pulp that gives unlimited tex-
tures, shapes and colour to her
handmade paper that is both her
canvas and painting medium.
The process followed by this
Grand Bahama artist for her hand
papermaking is much the same as
that of the Chinese who first made
paper in 104 BC.
The process is both simple and
complex taking days, weeks and
sometimes months to complete a

piece. The paper and plant mater-
ial is collected, shredded, cooked,
strained, washed, blended into pulp
and poured into large vats of water,
The pulp is collected on a screen
frame, drained and reversed onto
large boards that are placed in the
sun to dry. When dry this beautiful
sheet of paper becomes Foxton's
canvas ready for Artistry in Hand-
made Paper.
Foxton's first solo exhibition, a
collection of sculptures and art-
works, are all of the handmade
paper she makes from hibiscus,
scavola, sea grape, seaweed and
recycled paper. She experiments
to see what exciting creation will
emerge from their combinations.
Often nature, a shell or driftwood,
is, embedded into the pulp to add
another dimension to the piece.
"Reusing nature inspires me",
Foxton said, "and to create a
unique work of art from nature's
resources stirs my creative juices.

example of recycling at work".
*Thle "Comling Out" art exhibi-
tion wvill be on view January 17
fl~rom 5:30pml to 9pm, and by
arppointm~ent until Janurary 28. For
mlore information contact Sine Qua
Nonl Galler, _326 6227/364 8612.

The opportunity to honour our
environment while indulging my
passion of hand papermaking
pleases me. Any raw material can
be used as long as it has fibre capa-
ble of forming a continuous sheet.
Hand papermaking is a stunning

respected groups on Junkanoo who
are supposed to speak up and not
allow such things to go on.
"If they say that they are for the
development and advancement of
Junkanoo, then they have to act
like it and not be only concerned
about the development of their
group alone... But really, they play
the numbers game and they are bul-
lies," Mr Pratt noted.
A bone of contention also sur-
faces when Mr Pratt considers the
fact that the lead costumes foi each
group can win a first prize of
approximately $6,000.
"The big groups didn't always
have the big lead costume in
Junkanoo you know. They stole this
idea from the individual category
and still give us less prize money
and less seed funds," he noted.
In truth, Junkanoo has developed
into a cut-throat operation even
more so than a cultural showcase. It
has been faced with much contro-
versy over the last two decades as
people have accused the Govern-
ment of turning Junkanoo into a
moneymaking venture with the
introduction of bleacher seating and
the restrictions that come with it.
SJunkanoo is the next best thing to
politics, as sore losers call for re-
counts and row over unfair judg-
ing. The public too is disillusioned
with the judging process and indi-
viduals become at odds with one
another over who is a Valley and
who is a Saxon, who is a Roots and
who is a Prodigal Son.
In the midst of all this the indi-
vidual Junkanoo participants feel
as if they are being lost in the fray of
political and personal agendas that
shroud Junkanoo.
Mr Pratt noted that he is so dis-
gusted by it that he has boycotted
JCNP meetings since last year
because the larger groups have an
unbreakable voting bloc. He is also

boycotting the radio show,
"Junkanoo Talks!" hosted by
Arlene Nash-Ferguson and Jack-
son Burnside. Mr Pratt claims that
the hosts have never invited aIn indi-
vidual Junkanooer onl the show to
voice their concerns even after
calling into the show and subse
quently sending a letter asking for
such an invitation to be extenided.
Mr Pratt claims that while the
show's hosts did tell him that he
could simply come on the show~. he
prefers for the hosts to exutend the
courtesy of a formarl invitation done
so in writing which he noted
would be the cordlial way to, do
NIJA is not surp~risedl that it hns
not received such ani invitation
though. Mr Prattc believes that gel-
erally, the individlual Junkarnovers
are not respectedl by Junkanloo pa~r-
ticipants who make up the various
groups. And aIs a~ result, the public
does not appreciate them.
His Junkanoo name, "O)ne Man
Band" suits him well as he tries to
bring his fellow individual Jlunkunroo
participants to the forefront --
though the powers that be haive
been indignant to miany of his sug-
gestions thus falr. But they seeml to
be suggestions that make sense.
For exam~ple. in a~ny entcrtalin-
ment show the maIin attraction
rarely comes out first. He is usunily
preceded by lesser known netls who
are given thle oppoorltunit to galin
exposure on a maj;!or ticket. So wiy
isn't the same dolic in Junlkanuc?
"Right nowY, they ha~ve an A
group or a B group, then maybe a; n
individual (Junlkanoonl) inl there
somewhere. As a result we are
being hidden. People see an indi-
vidual piece in the back of' one ~f
those big costumes and ask, 'whrt
group you with?' They don't even
know it's an individual piece!
I strongly feel as if the individual

category should start off' the parade
because it makes the most sense.
ZNS can start broadcasting from
there and letting people know that
this is the individual category and
whalt he is depicting here, But that
can't happen if they have us stick up
in bcltween these big groups," he
Even with all the issues that
thr~eaten to bring the individual cat-
e~gory to extinction, an 'if you can't
bealt 'em, joinl 'em' mentality does-
n't seem to be one that Mr Pratt
andl other NIJA members subscribe
to. I'hey see in the individual cate-
goryv an a~venue to promote a cre-
atliv'it thaet is not restricted to what
a grouLP lederI wantIS to do. It's also
a way for thlem to, use Junkanoo for
social commentciary like he did mn
his first ever costume, "Buy
HWhamlian". which illustrated how
different professionrs were being
bought out by the drug trade in the
"Th'le individual ca~teglory is excit-
ing. It has more Intitude to stretch
the envelope, to create, as opposed
to be restricted to what the group
wants to do. In the group category
everybody has the same style and
formact. but thle individual category
has so much more potential that
peopi-'c don't realize.
"Af'ter watching the Valley and
Saxons the public and the media
gets so ca~ught up, that they don't
see us. T'hey don't peruse the entire
pa;ra~de and see whart sl;tatements are
heingi made withr our costumes. I
heieCIve' that\ SO muIchI emtphlasis is
p'llaced on the b~ig groupIS and their
gang mentality that it endls up hurt-
inig Junkanoo." Mr Pratt said.
D~isgriuntld with the administra_
tion of Junkanoo, Mr Pratt and his
NU.A organisation are taking dras-
tic measures. They will be calling
for the resignation of the entire
JCNP executive board.

SUPPORT, from 12C

But right now the people try to
downplay the individual category,
but these are the legendary guys
that actually did things and made it
look good. They've tried to push
them to the back, but in reality we
still have some 20 registered in each
of the parades this year," Mr Dames
Scoffing at such comments, Leroy
'Pratt, founder of the National Indi-
vidual Junkanoo Association
(NIJA) and a participant in the indi-
vidual category since 1984, claims
that though they may laud the con-
tribution of individual Junkanoo-
ers publicly, behind the scenes
parade and ministry officials offer
no tangible support. He further
clauns that several correspondence
from his association which were
sent to ministry officials and to offi-
cials at the JCNP have failed to
prompt a response, and have'fallen
on deaf ears... and I presume,
dumb lips as well.
Mr Pratt has a concern with the
fact that the individual association is
asked to pay the JCNP the same
membership fee as larger groups,
even though they do not share in
the prize money. For a larger group
with a membership of 1,000, taking
50 cents from each person could
easily pay the annual fee. However,
with the individual association,
made up of roughly 15 persons, it
puts a greater strain one each mem-
ber's pocket.
"Then you want to turn around
and give us less prize money. The
first pri7e for us is $2,500 and you
have people in the off-the-shoulder
category who make more than that.
So it's like they are stealing from
Peter to give to Paul. That's the
kind of gang mentality that the larg-
er groups have. Whether you're
talking about the Valley or the Sax-
ons... these are supposed to be the


JUNK, from 12C

Dissecting the parade itself, it becomes obvi-
ous that each aspect of Junkanoo has its
appeal. If you take the visual art aspect, Mr
Burnside does not see mere costumes, but
tremendous industrial potential. There is a
very sophisticated system of interwoven
colours and decorating patterns that could
possibly be the inspiration for the fashion
industries in New York, Milan and Paris.
Speaking of the choreographed aspect, Mr
Burnside noted that there is in excess of four
million tourists per year who can view top
notched Junkanoo-styled dance performances.
Add to that the possibility of taking the instro-
ments of Junkanoo to produce an orchestra of
Bahamian sound, and we have a "most.unique
But the difficulty, Mr Burnside believes, is
that most of what we see on Bay Street is
experienced through biased eyes. Bahamians
are not necessarily conscious of what is going
on during a parade. They tend to take
Junkanoo for granted because it is done so
well, he noted.
This lack of appreciation however, may have
its obvious roots in the fact that Bahamians
have actually never concretely established
what it is we are really trying to accomplish
with Junkanoo.
"People say that we do this (Junkanoo) for
the tourists. Well, I've never performed forr
the tourists. I always thought that I was per-
forming for the -glory of the Bahamas and
Bahamian culture and to entertain the
Baihamian people...
"Yes the tourists are an important part of
our market and we need to show off the
Bahamas to them, but we do this because we
love the Bahamas," Mr Burnside told The
There is also a view that Bahamians do not
desire Junkanoo outside of the parades, but
the success of many Junkanoo-related business
ventures tend to prove that if Junkarioo is
marketed year round, Bahamians will take
advantage of it.

demand for these products quickly superseded
Mr Burnside's ability to supply them and the
venture was discontinued.
Bahamian artist Marco Mullings, who is

exposed beyond Bay Street. Through his paint-
ing, Mr Mullings continues to bring Junkanoo
from Bay Stred't to the public.
Today he combines various elements from
different Junkanoo photographs into one
painting. In every exhibition that he has pro-
duced since 1997, he always did a section of
Junkanoo pieces. All of those Junkanoo pa~int-
ings would sell.
Two years ago. Mr Mullings was commis-
sioned to create five Junkanoo paintings. A
client to the business establishment where
those five paintings hang saw Mr Mullings
work and commissioned him to produce six
additional Junkanoo paintings. Mr Mullings
continues to enjoy business from a number
of Bahamians who desire Junkanoo paintings.
Mr Mullings does Junkanoo paintings sole-
ly on commission now. He is, however, prepar-
ing a Christmas exhibition of only Junkanoo-
inspired wvork. Unlike Mr Burnside's situa-
tion where the demand exceeded the ability to
supply, Mr Mullings shifted his focus because
he did not want to be type cast as a Junkanoo
painter. And while it is unfortunate for him,
the interest in his pieces is a testament that
Bahamians do want more of Junkanoo.
"I stopped doing the Junkanoo pieces
because people just seem to want that and I
don't want to be labeled only as a Junkanoo
artist," he told The Arts.
While many other artists may want to
explore Junkanoo in their painting, they may
be stifled by a perception that Junkanoo can-
not be captured. But Mr Mullings believes
that this is all a cliche.
"I heard Antonius Roberts say it first, that
Junkanoo cannot be captured in art, and since
then I've heard many artists say that you can't
capture Junkanoo because it is so big and so
bold and powerful," he added.
If Junkanoo cannot be preserved in these
wa s, then there is still the potential to show-
cso many af the actua pill es tha tearteh pr -
Valley Boys group is currently mn the process
of creating their own gallery at their shack on
Clrd eullionulalso believes that it is a good
idea for Junkanooers to open their shacks to
tourists and students so that they can see how
costumes are actually made.
Speaking of shack tours, the National
Junkanoo Museum is already running with
tataideba Smneentle facility on Prince Georg
principals involved have been planning more
tferings to the public. (See sidebar on page

al JA k i < MMusI11 sto i\I r 11 that toil
the mluseum will serv\e the curiosity of tourists,
a fundamental goal is to educate Bahamians
about their own culture. There is no tentative
date fo tesdo ninth~ Io al t da hv

short order .
Ms McKay a~lso, rushes with One Family
and designs her own off-the-shoulder cos-
tue. a et kows. >but the lng hours inkthe
"With this muuseum. the passion that
Junkanooers feel needs to he out there
beaus there is ; arge p puhrio of the

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Junkanoo a~nd what it takes to get us to Bay
Street. It still shocks me at times to find out
how little a~ lot of Barhamians know about
Junkanoo," Ms Mcl~ay addeld.
After the paradelcs, she usually gives away
small pie'ceS of her~l costume1L to famllily and
friends. though thle ma~jority of the costume is
thrown awayv. H-oweve'r, M~s McKary, like oth-
erl Junka~nooers. sayvs thatl whether there is an
outlet for their alrt beyond Bay Street or not,
they'll still take to the sharck time and time
"I will do it e~very day. It is worth it to me.
The minute I put my costume on and I hear
the drums roll over. th ec`Sitement'll is just far
reaching," she told Thec Arts.

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co aIrtists. Miarjoleinn Scott,
Robert~l Zwic~kel and Jeep
flye~r~s. will display their comn-
binedl talecnts in an art show
e~ntitled "T`rue Colours" which
w~ill open at Doongalik Studios
Art Ga;lletry, Marina Village,
Paradise Island on Friday, Jan-
unry! 11 f rom 6-9)pm, and will
runl through Janluary 25.
The: trio brings to the art
world years of experience and
a combination of techniques
and media in a vibrant and
coloulrul presentation of
watercolours on silk, acrylics,
watercolours and oils. It is not
often that three diversified
artists get together to share
information and techniques
about their art, and in this case,
their talent.
The unique friendship
shared by~ these three artists'
developedl through mutual
inlterests and started at the
Boat Harhour Art Show in
Abaco malny years ago and has
continued to grow and devel-
"A big part of my life is
being creative," Marjolein "the
Barefoot Contessa" Scott said.
She has received accolades
from around the world for her
brilliant depiction of mer-
maids. Bahamian women, and
marine life is the Bahamas.
Born on the Indonesian
island of Borneo, Marjolein
grew up in Hong Kong, Dar-
es-Salaam and Singapore,
wvherer she attended the
Nany!ang Academy of Fine
Art. She has lived on Abaco
for over 30 years and works
largely with watercolours on
silk utilizmng the fine art of the
batik process.
For Jeep Byers, light, colour,
and composition all play a big
part in his unique paintings
which depict Bahamian people,
marine life. and landscapes.

"I've been described as
being very versatile in my
approach to the canvas." Byer-s
said. "I began my fine art
career in watercolours and
have graduated into acrylics
and mixed media on canvas.
Though watercolours are my
first love, the acrylics bring out
the true colours found in the
Robert Zwickel has had an
illustrious career in art for
years. He is a natural born as
evidenced by his beautiful oils,
pastels and acryhecs on canvas.
"I have a distinct style but am
always, experimenting with new
ideas. It's never too late to
learn. I approach every paint-
ing with enthusiasm and enjoy
seeing the painting develop
with every stroke of the brush.
I choose the medium to reflect
the mood of the subject ".
These three talented artists
are well known in Abaco, Na~s-
sau and Freeport. They believe
in the artistic talents of the
youth of the Bahamas and
encourage aspiring artists
whenever possible. They par-
ticipate in many art shows
throughout the year and
donate their time to a variety
of charitable causes such as the
Bahamas National Trust, Aba-
co Pathfinders Scholarship
Fund, the Abaco Branch of the
Cancer Society of the Bahamas
and Friends of the Environ-
ment. "We are excited about
this first show of Abaco artists
at the Gallery," manager Pam
Burnside said, "as they are our
top sellers and we invite the
public to come out and enjoy
the experience with us."

*Wines for the opening wrill
be kindly provided by Butler
and Sands. For further infor-
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THE seemingly unrestricted liberty and
freedom that 20th Century artists enjoy
has pushed the very concept and practice
of modern art to new, challenging and
even controversial levels that will likely
continue to resonate throughout this cen-
tury and beyond, given the notorious
diversity that human taste exhibits and,
for such reason, the limits may likely be
pushed to new and even more unusual
brands of expression. It is this challenge,
posed by such liberty, that has inspired
young Bahamian artist Toby Lunn, whose
recent exhibition "Wandering Distances"
at the Doongalik studio in the Marina Vil-
lage on Paradise Island, featured 14 paint-
ingS frOm his present collection.
In spirit, he represents a small group of
emerging local artists who are making
audacious attempts in exploring new
grounds in their quest for a common and
unique identity on the local art scene.
Embrac~ing H~istory
The work of Toby Lunn and his group
of Bahamian contemporaries must be
viewed in an historical perspective in order
to be fully understood. H-ere, it finds some
relevance and historical support in drawing
reference to the 18th Century French artist
Gericault with his group of contemporary
painters who first broke the boundary of
established tradition which was a notable
feature of the forerunner called Neo Clas-
Their new style was called "Romanti-
cism" that was started after the Republi-
cans had replaced the corrupt Govern-
ment in 1789 by the French Revolution.
Throughout the 20th Century many other
"...isms" followed among them, was the
German Expressionists (1905/6 - 1914)
that dissolved with the out-break of World
War I. This group was inspired by its fore-
runner Fauvism and even absorbed some
aspects of Cubism. It is a practice in which
the artist allows himself to be guided more
by emotions rather than any pre-estab-
lishhed conventions.
There was an upsurge in abstract art
between 1940 and 1955 and it was this
freedom that inspired two Americans,
Jackson Pollock and Willem de K~ooning,
to explore the intrigues of a type of art
that were later described as "action paint-
ing". It was in this abstract idiom that he
found his expressions that were later
described by art critic Clement Greenberg
as "Abstract Expressionism". He thought
that it emphasized the artist's emotion,
rather than the forms.
Within this context, Pollock took advan-
tage of the liberty and freedom afforded
them, to freely express his unbridled emo-
tions through his invented expression that
came to be known as the "drip technique".
Such a title was drawn from the actions
employed by the artist who, instead of
using tube paints, applied industrial paints
by drips and dribbles from his brush or
poured straight from the cans in a seem-
ingly random movement across the sur-
face of a horizontally laid out canvas.
It is in this category that Toby Lunn has
been making some bold experiments and

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*The public is
invited to attend the
book launch of
"Life on the Lum-
ber Farm" by Cyn-
thia H Ferguson
Fowler, scheduled
for Saturday, Janu-
ary 26 at 7pm at the
Nassau Yacht Club.

Another successful piece was "Wan-
dering Distances" with its soft and varied
green overtone. In this piece, a sense of
depth has been captured amid the colour
mass, by applying dark stains in pre-estab-
lishhed spots as a preliminary ground work.
In other pieces, such as "Compassion
Mantra" and like the scribbled brush work
"Red Koi", with its broad sweeps of seem-
ingly random brush strokes and splashes
that somewhat capture a convincing sense
of emotional freedom, there is some slight
variation in his approach and technique.
In the final analysis however, in order to
maintain striking public interest in his
work, Mr Lunn will have to boldly con-
front what seems an inevitable challenge of
visual repetition in application, texture
and other pictorial treatments in his
For those who continue to wonder and
thirst after the intrigues of this style of
abstract art, they can hopefully look for-
ward to seeing Mr Lunn's contribution in
the up-coming summer show by the
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas lat-
er this year.

also, it is this abstract expressionist genre
in which his present work can be conve-
niently placed.
Pictorial Features
Lunn's 16 paintings are all nonfigura-
tive (no human subjects) abstracts. The
subject matter varies, sometimes resting
in the realm of concepts, but its content -
being colour and texture with whatever
illusion of forms or depth the metamor-
phosis of these two pictorial elements pre-
sent. It is a practice that requires skillful
maneuvering and manipulation of paint -
at times even raising portions of the canvas
up vertically so as to create metamorpho-
sis of the different colours bemng used.
Among his pieces "80 Decibels" is a
rather striking piece, rendered in a sur-
prisingly skillful blend of earth tones in
which his enamel paint was allowed to
gather in wrinkled formation in parts to
add some needed texture. Within it's free
form movement are recognizable features
like the earth's strata, in undulated con-
vulsion like movements of an earth-

*Tumnelo Mosa-
ka will be a special
guest this week at
the National Art
Gallery of the "EXPL~ORI Bh Il
Bahamas. He is the oP takd s
associate curator ofof IO
exhibitions at the and$ ]ISC R ~llt
Brooklyn Museum. lee PHidade f)~t!" l
and the curator of Cs,yrl H. Prrll P.,l,,
the current exhibi- by ..""
tion of contempo-
r ryCaribbean Art
"Inint Islands" at the Brooklyn Museum. He will give a pre-
sentation on his curatorial work at the NAGB on Thursday,
January 10 at 7pm.
Mr Mosaka would also like to meet with Bahamian artists
while here so persons interested in setting up an appointment to
meet with him, or have him visit their workspace or studio, or
have lunch or dinner, please contact Erica James at
emjames@nagb.org.bs. He is looking forward to meeting as many
artists as he can and will be available Friday and Saturday.

*The public is invited to attend the opening reception for
Motion & Emotion, a photography exhibit featuring the work of
Roland Rose & Fleur Melvill-Gardner, Friday, January 11 at the
.Central Bank of the Bahamas Gallery from 6pm to 8:30pm.

*Grand Bahama artist Del Foxton is on a mission to expand
the ancient art of hand papermnaking in the Bahamas at her
(Coming Out" exhibition, January 17 from 5:30pm to 9pm at Sine
Qua Non gallery on Elizabeth Street. The "Coming Out" art exhi-
bition will be on view January 17 and by appointment until Jan-
uary 28. For more information contact Sine Qua Non Gallery 326
6227/364 8612.

*Bahamian Ceramicist Imogene Walkine is offering ceramics
classes for adults in basic hand building techniques.
When: Monday, January 21 evenings or Saturday mornings.
Venue: New Providence Community Centre, Blake Rd.
Space is limited. Call today at 323-7574 or e-mail

*The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) wishes to
announce to the general public that our reception office in the
annex building on the Gallery property has been closed for ren-
The reception office and staff has now been moved to the sec-
ond floor of the main Gallery building at the top of the stairs to
your left.
The other Gallery spaces are still open to the public where our
exhibition "Bahamian Art: Pre-Columbian to the Present" is
d still on view for all to see.
Due to the move, our telephone numbers, as well as the inter-
net/email setup is in transition so you may have difficulties get-
ting through to us. You may still call on our telephone numbers
but answering may be sporadic. We apologise for any inconve-
nience this may cause and we appreciate your patience as we
improve the Gallery and its infrastructure.
*ART~ International proudly presents the "Creative Ladies"
exhibition @ The Guaranty Bank, Lyford Manor.'J'he exhibition
features work from Susan Cohen, Christa Dunn, Ann Greely, Bo
Guirey, Annabel Hammond, Brooke Laughlin, Sue Katz, Melis-
sa Maura, Jacline Mazard, Siobhan McClory, Victoria McGrath,
Fleur Melvill-Gardner, Karen Pilkington-Miksa, Rosemary
Rathgeb, Elodie Sandford, Susan Sargent, Anne Smith and
Nora. This exhibition will remain hanging until February 26. It
may be viewed on week days, between 9am-4pm. Or by appoint-
ment with Princess Guirey. Telephone: 362.4506 or 457.4593.
Until January 11, please contact Christa Dunn @ 362.4966/6937.
The "Art International, 08" exhibition opens March 7.


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WC~HEN the Junkanoo Museum
is finally realized it promises to be
an educational experience for both
tourists and Bahamians.
There will be a section set aside
for changing exhibitions where the -f
wunuing costumes from each
parade will be displayed. Junkanoo
artifacts and memorabilia from
past years will also be on display as
well as historical information.
One of the highlights of the
information presented is
"Junkanoo Firsts", where patrons
will learn about firsts in Junkanoo
history. For example, patrons can
learn all about the first time the
double bells were brought to Bay
Junkanoo icons will also be iden-
tified and celebrated. Those icons
who have passed on will have their
names added to a wall of fame of
sorts. Fire, a major componcilt in
Junkanoo, will be the element used
to symbolize the ongoing impact of
the contn butions they've emCade
an Internet cafe where persons can
listen to Junkanoo music and view
extended Junkanoo parades on
Geared towards a hands on
experience, a section of the muse-
um will be devoted to children.
There will also be a theatre where
people can view documentaries on
the history of Junkanoo as a way to
get a better understanding of what
Junkanoo is before they enter the
actual museum space.
Ultimately, the goal is to create
a museum without walls. So lead-
ing up to the Junkanoo parades
each year, the Junkanoo groups
will give shack tours once persons
have passed through the rnuseum
"lts to give them taste of what
Junkanoo is really about. So we
can now say okay if you want to
=>s s-redyfo "== = prhd,
can go to shack," said Angehique
McKay, manager of the Junkanoo
T=" mseum's website is now
under construction and once avail-
able, persons will be able to log on
for a virtual tour of what the muse-
um will look like.
One major decorative feature of
the museum is a carving that will
be mounted in the entryway. This
art piece will tell the Junkanoo sto-
ry from Africa to Bay Street.
"It's a visual presentation of the
transformation of the Junkanoo
costumes from tribal dances
around a fire in Afnica to the way
we are costumed now. But it will
be one continuous parade being
shown," said Ms McKay.
Persons will also have the oppor-
wokhps an n toerr t da proons
can hire Junkanoo troupes for vari-
ous functions. The troupe will be
made up of several Junkanoo
gou s.
gUI imately, the Junkanoo Muse-
um will be a place where
Junkanooers share their art form
and will serve as a setting where
the story of Junkanoo will be told
through the words of Junkanooers

Tribune Features Writer
o my surprise, my family
and I weren't the only
ones looking to loot the
'junk' left behind on Bay
Stand Shirley Streets fol-
lowing the New Year's Day Junkanoo
parade. There were other teachers
there, tourists even, pillaging aloig
the parade route for bits and pieces
of abandoned Junkanoo costumes for
their own purposes. Who knew the
intended destination for those dis-
carded costume fragments? Actually,
the more interesting question would
be, who even cared?
Surely not the costume designers or
costume bearers who dumped their
labours of love onto Elizabeth Avenue
after months of painstakingly cutting
and pasting in the shack, and investing
thousands of dollars into bringing
designs to fruition.
Truly, one man's trash easily
becomes another man's treasure as a
tourist from Miami bargained with me
to have a Junkanoo hat and paper
drum that I'd found jammed near a
pee-stink parking space between
Sine.Qua.Non Gallery and Club Infin-
ity. These treasures will serve a great
purpose, I'm sure, as home wall hang-
ings and classroom adornments for
teachers, or~conversation starters when
those tourists walk into their local air-
ports with a piece of Bahamian cul-
ture mn tow.
It is simply a pity that Junkanoo. to
a great number of Bahamians, seems
to be little more than that junk. After


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the pieces make their two celebrated
laps down Bay Street, Junkanoo has
already served its purpose.
"If that mentality is going to change,
it will take someone getting together
with Junkanoo artists and helping
them to realize that what they are pro-

during is special. As long as you think
that what you're making is not spe-
cial, you will continue to throw away
your product," Jackson Burnside told
TDibune Arts.
For Mr Burnside, a Junkanooer with
One Family, and an artist, Bahamians

tend to have a superficial appetite for
Junkanoo, though he believes that the
awareness of the enormous potential
of Junkanoo is growing.

See JUNK page 9C

Tribune Features Writer
THE wee hours of a cool Boxing Day and
New Year's morning would have found the
late Anthony Bruce Carroll rushing down
Bay Street with no fanfare or public interest
to motivate him. Being an individual partic-
ipant who carries the brand of no group, he
would have been rushing solo, tucked neatly
behind some massive A and B group who
would steal the show. Yet, he still took to
Bay Street year after year.
"Tony" as he was affectionately called,
served as vice president of the Individual
Junkanoo Association and for 55 years he
was noted as a pioneer in the evolution of
concepts and techniques mn the overall pre-
sentation of Junkanoo. H-e was a winner m
the individual category for 15 consecutive
years (1960 -1974), after which he enjoyed a
hiatus, before returning to active participation
in 1997 where he continued his top prize
winnings until cancer claimed his life last

"Tony" finally got some semblance of
national spotlight albeit posthumously as
the honouree for the 2007 New Year's
Junkanoo Parade. But as much as this recog-
nition is a testament to his involvement in
Junkanoo, it presents the ideal opportunity to
highlight a category of Junkanooers who feel
as if they are virtually ignored by the public
and the Junkanoo Corporation of New Prov-
idence (JCNP).
Bullied by the larger groups in the A and B
categories, and essentially rclegaltedl to the
bottom of the Junkanoo f~oodl chain the
individual Junkanooer has enjoyed histor~ical
significance as the pioneers oflunkanoo.
Edison Dames, assistant director. of C'ul-
ture, who also knew T'ony per~sona~lly, toki
Tiribune Arts that in the 40)s, 50s and into the
early 60s, the individual Junkanooers were
the actually lead pieces that people came
see, since the larger groups did not have ma~s-
sive lead costumes-
"They were the main attraction back then.

See SUPPORT, page 9C

LEROY PRATT claims that though they may laud the contribution of
individual Junkanooers publicly, parade and ministry officials offer no
tangible support behind the scenes.

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