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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 10, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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normalized irregular
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Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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SBy RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter
rmissick@tribunemedia.net
IN A surprising move, Kennedy
MP Kenyatta Gibson yesterday
announced his resignation from the
PLP and his decision to remain in
the House as an Independent Mem-
ber of Parliament, reducing by one
the number of seats in the House
-held by the o~pposition party.
The MP declared that the PLP
no longer held the principles of Sir
.Lynden Pindling, Sir Milo Butler
and Governor General Arthur Han-
na.
In addition, he said, he will no
longer be trapped in a cycle of
"caraeter amusasntatin salf bac a
interest."
Mr Gibson's decision yesterday
afternoon blind-sided the leader-
ship of the PLP and called into ques-
P constmueing ewi hets e in
coP Ch r n Raynard Rigby
confirmed that he received a letter
from Mr Gibson saying that he was
ill effect quitting the PLP.
"I am very shocked at the recent


ChiefJustice

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direction for

indiciary
SBy TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson~tribunemedia.net
IN RESPONSE to the back-
log of persons charged with
serious offences who have not
yet stood trial, Chief Justice Sir
Burton Hlall announced plans
to implement a new initiative.
Speaking at the official open-
ing ceremony for the 2008 legal
year yesterday Sir Burton out-
lined the new direction:
liarly this year, I will be
issuing a practice direction con-
solidating a direction issued by
my predecessor on the setting
down of criminal cases with a
"temosra dum thualathad gicu
with arraignments."
A feature of this new prac-
tice will include a "revival" of
old procedures which "fell away
with the abolition of quarterly
SEE page 12


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A CAR sits in the wreckage of the living room of Rev Colin Saunders yesterday. At around 8.30am the
female driver lost control after a collision with another vehicle and crashed into the house. Rev Saunders
was in the room at the time but escaped injury. The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.


statement released by Mr Gibson. I
have reviewed the press statement
and I can confirm that I received a
letter form him resigning his e -
ing the matter as to the accuracy of
the press statement and the letter
after which we will release a full
stahm MnrucR ebftsc e as the
opposition was to hold a parlia-
mentary meeting at their party head-
quarters last night.
SEE page 13


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ter Hubert Ingraham; RBC Head of Caribbean Banking Ross McDonald; COB
President Janyne Hodder; RBC Vice President and Country Head Nathamiel
Beneby and Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Carl Bethel.

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SIR LYNDEN Pindling is sworn in
as prime minister in 1967.


aBy BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean~tribunemedia.net
THE ROYAL Bank of Cana-
da has donated $1 million to the
College of the Bahamas for the
construction of a new Graduate
Business Centre.
President of the College Jany'ne
Hodder made the historic
announcement yesterday at a c~er-
emony at the college attended by
Prime Minister Ingraham, Min-
ister of Education Carl Bethel
and representatives from RBC.
"RBC's commitment to future
business leaders and the economy
of the Bahamas is to be com-
men~ded," said Mrs Hodder.
"Beca~use of RBC's investment
in The C:ollege, the country's best


and brightest will now be able to
receive top-level graduate train-
ing without having to go abroad."
The donation by RBC is
believed to be the largest corpo-
rate donation to education in
Bahamian history, and the Busi-
ness Centre will be the first 100
per cent privately funded con-
struction project in the history of
COB.
The Centre will be two-stories
and nearly 8,900 square feet,
housing a 150-seat lecture the-
atre, a computer lab for students,
lounges, offices for faculty and
staff, along with four classrooms.
The total cost of the building is
$2 million. The $1 million gift by
Franklyn and Sharon Wilson, pre-
SEE page 12


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Tribune Staff Reporter
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PLPS are in a state of shock over the resignation of Kennedy MP
Kenyatta Gibson, with some condemning him for not first telling the
party leader, and others wondering if this act will mark; the beginning
of the end of the leadership of Perry Christie.

SEE page 14


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RHRiverSary:
remembering
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flfSt year RS PM
IN APRIL of 1967, just over
three months after his govern-
ment took the reigns of power
from the UBP, Lynden Pindling
declared to his supporters that
the PLP would be in power for a
hundred years.
"We don't expect to be here
one year or ten years, but 100
years," he told supporters at the
historic Southern recreation
grounds. His expression of polit-
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MBy TA~NEKA
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Tribune Staff Reporter
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THE, immediate family of
DeAngelo 'Patches' Cargill is
still struggling to come to
terms with the unexpected
death of the teenager who suc-
cumbed to gun shot injuries
while in hospital Monday
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On Tuesday, police issued
an All-Points-Bulletin for
Jamaal Penn, 20, of Fox Hill
who is wanted for question-
ing in connection with the
death of DeAngelo.
Police said Penn should be
considered armed and dan-
gerous and persons with rele-
vant information regarding his
whereabouts should contact
the police at 919, 323-3333 or
the Crime Stoppers Hotline
at 328-8474.

AG: offie is conuniilled
to ensuring as far as
is blrnanly possible no
judaiciatime wastedi
II By NATARIO McKENZIE
CITING the importance of
maximising the use of judicial
time, Attorney General Claire
Hepbrn said y st ay hat her
comprehensive audit of pending
matters in Supreme Court to
determine which can be "realis-
tically prosecuted".
S15eaking at a ceremony
marking the opening of the 2008
legal year at the main Supreme
Court building on Bank Lane,
Mrs Hepburn said that her
office is committed to ensuring
that "as far as humanly possi-
ble" no judicial time is wasted.
"Within the particular con-
text of the office of the attorney
general and discharging my con-
stitutional responsibilities for
the commencement and cessa-
tion of criminal prosecution, we
have been conducting a compre-
hensive audit of the pending
criminal matters before this
honourable court to determine
which of these matters are cases
which we can realistically prose-
cute," she said.
"We are committed in this
coming year and going forward
to ensuring that as far as
humanly possible, no judicial
time is wasted for reasons with-
in our control."
Mrs Hlepburn also she called
on the Bar Association to co-
operate in this effort.
She went on to say that tack-
ling the problem of crime will
require the commitment of all
branches of government, the
church, community groups, oth-
er concerned stakeholders and
all citizens.
"Like the issue of crime, the
issue of pending criminal and
civil cases in the Supreme and
Magistrate Courts did not
develop overnight; neither is
there an overnight solution to
these issues. Mrs Hepburn said
that the government is commit-
ted to addressing these matters
not by "speech but by actions."


Shandrose Thompson,
DeAngelo's older sister and
caregiver, came to The Tri-
bune yesterday with cousin
Tyrone Gibson to express her
anguish over the murder of
her beloved little brother who
was killed as a result of a dri-
ve-by shooting on Frederick
Street on Monday afternoon.
"(DeAngelo) is my baby.
When my mother was alive
.they were my first priority.
The only thing I didn't do for
my brother was bring him into
ths wol: e a m eat
ter said during an emotional

Whil 1on gpictuartes hoe
her little brother, she recalled
hoo afdnit o r muscM
DeAngelo was a gifted drum-
m"Zivih u said, nid wa
school bands, as well as Junior
Junkanoo.
Ms Thompson also sought
to clear up any misinforma-
tion that might be circulating
about her deceased brother
and fervently asserted that
DeAngelo was not a trouble-
some teenager.
"He was mischievous, like
all boys, but he wasn't trou-
blesome," she explained. In
fact, when she noticed her
brother be in g mis lead by
peers a few years ago, she
enrolled him in a youth pro-
gramme in Andros where he
stayed for about a year.
DeAngelo's mother, Thel-
ma Fowler, recently died from
a long illness and Ms Thomp-
son credited her younger
brother for remaining a source ,
of strength for the family dur-
ing the ordeal, saying he went
as far as to secure a job to help
with insurance payments.
Their older brother Tyrone
Gibson is expected to return


SHANDROSE THOMPSON, DeAngelo's older sister, and his older
brother Tyrone Gibson


to Nassau from. Minnesota
next week to attend DeAn-
gelo's funeral, his sister said.
As reported previously,
DeAngelo was shot multiple
times in the chest after a drive-
by shooter opened fire at a
busy downtownm bus-stop on
Monday afternoon.
Police do not believe he was
the shooter's intended target.
DeAngelo died in hospital
later that night, while under-


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POLICE arrested 12 per-
sons in one day in connec-
tion with the discovery of
ille al firearms and drugs.
At 10am on Tuesday. offi-
cers from the East Street
South station executed a
search warrant on a private
home located on Lady Slip-
per Avenue in the Garden
Hills community.
At the home, they found
an unhecensed firearm. As a
result of this discovery, press
liaison officer Asst Supt Wal-
ter Evans told The Tribucne,
three men aged 19 and 24,
and one male juvenile were
taken into police custody.
A few hours after this, at
about 2pm, officers from the
mobile division carried out
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Tall Pines area off Gladstone
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In the kitchen of the home,
officers discovered a small
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Four bags containing a
su stance suspected to be
marijuana were also found
in the garden outside the
home.
Mr Evans said that police
suspect that together, the
bags contain about 10
pounds of marijuana.
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site, baggage information
screens and new dining oppor-
tunities.
Craig Richmond, CEO Nas-
sau Airport Development
Company (NAD), speaking at
the 17th annual Business Out-
look session yesterday morn-
ing, announced that a new
website is now online where
travellers can ascertain the sta-
tus of their flights.
At the web address
www.nas.bs, travellers can also
access information about car
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facilities which are available
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that as a "stop-gap", tempo-
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n chines have been placed
throughout the airport.
The NAD CEO said that he
will be able to soon announce
some "very welcome news on
the food and beverage front.
Mr Richmond emphasised
that it is NAD's goal to make
LPIA into a competitive air-
port.
"LThere are airports all over
the Caribbean that would love
to steal our traffic. A great air-
port may not be enough to
pull traffic here from other
airports, but I think we all
realise that a non-competitive
airport might push people
away," he said.
He reiterated that regard-
less of the experience tourists
have at their hotels, "on the
beach, with the dolphins and
at junkanoo", the ai port is
the last impression they have
of the Bahamas.
However, more important
than the introduction of first
class facilities and service, is
the improvement of security
measures at the airport, Mr
Richmond said.
He warned that getting a
bad reputation when it comes
to safety is the fastest way to
lose airlines.


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THE Unity Centre of Light
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a screening of the film The
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drink.
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Police arrested two Nassau
men in Freeport who were
wanted in connection with
serious crimes in New Provi-
dence.
In October, 2007, police
here discovered 18-year-old
resident of Pinewood Gardens
Sean Mortimer, alta Donkey,
in Freeport.
Mortimer was wanted in
connection with the stabbing
death of Elima Souffrant of
Meadow Street, Nassau.
He has since been charged
in connection with the matter.
In July, 2007, a man wanted
in connection with the rob-
bery and brutal attack of an
87-year-old woman in Fox
Hill, New Providence, was
also discovered here on Grand
Bahama.
Persons on Grand Bahama
are being asked to continue
to assist the police by report-
ing anly information they have
concerning the whereabouts
of suspects wanted in connec-
tion with serious crimes.


SBY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter .
dmaycock~tribunemledia.net
FREEPORT The search
for Jamaal Penn has been
expanded to Grand Bahama,
where several suspects in New
Providence murder cases were
discovered and captured last
year through tips from the
public.
Assistant Superintendent of
Police Loretta Mackey yes-
terday released a wanted
poster with a photo of Penn,
who is being sought in con-
nection with the shooting
death of 18-year-old C R
Walker student DeAngelo
"Patches" Cargill.
Penn, 20, is considered
armed and dangerous and
should be approached with
caution. police say.
Anyone with information
on his whereabouts is urged
to call the police.
Cargill, a senior at CR


Walker, died on Tuesday in
hospital. He sustained multi-
ple gunshot wounds during a
drive-by shooting on Bay
Street on Monday afternoon.
According to reports, a gun-
man in a green Honda opened
fire nea~r the: bus stop on Fred-
erick Street, anld Cargill was
caught by strayv bullets which
were intended for someone
else.
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arrested in connection with
the find.
Also at around 2pm. offi-
cers from the Drug Enforce-
ment Unit (DEU) executed
a search warrant on a home
on St Miichael's Road off
Prince Cha~rles Drive.
Inside the house. officers
say they found 10) pounds of


suspected marijuana hidden
in a cooler.
Five persons, including one
65-vear-old woman and four
men aged 32, 30, 25 and 22
were taken into police cuS-
tody for questioning in con-
nection with the find.
Investigations into the
three cases are ongoing.


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untruth in anything I have
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The critics, motivated by
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third-raters who can't keep up.
The Tribune is the paper
everyone talks about, the one
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stay that way. The snipers will
justahave tto gulp hard, grow


JOHN MARQUIS
Managing Editor
The Tribune


EDITOR, The Tribune.
POLITICALLY-motivated
wannabes in the lower reach-
es of the Bahamian media are
trying to attribute comments
to me ta tweree eneve tm t-
gonically that I did not tell
Press Gazette, the British
media magazine, that my col-
league, Neil Hartnell, and I
were in The Tribune's office
Iihiiing la~rst week's shoo -out,
when a young policeman was
varie an hdk been on duty
that night, and had left the
office before the gunfight
' be~gazi. Ulifortunatelyi, th Pres
Gazette reporter having
been given accurate informa-
tion about the incident mis-
understood and said we had
witnessed the shooting and
had escaped unhurt. That is
not so. When asked, Press
Gazette quickly corrected its
error-
My critics are also trying to
make much of the fact that I
was quoted on one we ste as
saying: "I have always said
that Nassau is one of the best
news towns in the world out-
side of a war zone. However,
with the murder rate this year
standing at a record 79 in a
country of 300.000 people, and
a hostile political climate like
the one we have h to
endure over the past year,
there are times when I think it
is a war zone. l
Yes, I did say that, the last
line not to be taken literally, of
course, though recent events
do seem to be driving us in
that direction. In Britain, this
comment was.accepted as
intended --- as a jocular aside.
'Amonirg cerit'am unsopiistichit-'
ed elements here, it was inter-
preted as a slight on the
Bahamas.
However, the quote my crit-
ics have studiously avoided
using to date obviously for
their own devious And malign
purpoe d i t ed ne where I
"among the greatest places on
earth, and one of the most
stimulating journalistic envi-
ronments."
The attacks are, it seems, an
attempt to undermine my
credibility, but they are com-
ing exclusively from people
who have absolutely no cred-
ibility of their own. Suffice to
say that, in my nine years at


IN DISCUSSIllR the Bahamas' unprece-
dented crime wave', a-c'a~ller to's hieirfiif~ig idio, `
talk show yesterday asked the guest; "How
can we change the criminal mindset in the
Bahamas?"
We did not wait to hear the answer, but do
know how we would have replied: Cut the
corruption in every nook and cranny of this
island, and enforce the law.
In this column yesterday we said that
wrong perceptions were destroying our soci-
ety.
If a person thinks he can commit a crime
and get away with it perhaps a few months
behind bars then back on the beat to commit
more crimes while he is awaiting the courts'
pleasure to try his first offence then he
will continue to play Russian roulette with
the law.
If illegal immigrants know that it only takes
a few hundred dollars to disappear from the
bus taking them to the airport for their flight
back to Haiti, they will consider that money
well spent
By nightfall they will have again crawled
back into the community. And so the corrup-
tion continues in the twilight zone of-the.ille-..
gal community with payoffs to certain offi-
cials securing their continued illegal residence.
But deep inside, the illegal immigrant's resent-
ment and desire for revenge against those
exploiting their misery grows daily.
C children of illegal immigrants born in the
Bahamas, but not recognized as full citizens,
hae n ir the lov bfrnor te o B MiXo ~
an parents with no quietio~il marks over their
heads. In many cases the resentment and
anger of some of these young people are being
acted out in many violent ways.
This is a major social problem that only
government can change. If immigrants cannot
work legally, they have no choice but to keep
their families alive by defying the law and


Until this major social dilemma is solved,
corruption will continue as many police and
immigration officers, and "the man" who will
fix all things for a price, will continue to knock
on the immigrant's door to satisfy their greed.
When we ask officials about the Immigra-
tion Department, we are often greeted with
eyes rolled heavenward and a deep sigh of
futration.dThpis in icates mao prblemstin
depends for immigration laws to be enforced


fai~rly., but strictly:
A police officer recently reminded us of the
difficulty of perception that the "new" PLP
had during their 2002 election as a result of
the drug trade of the eighties. We certainly do
remember. It was so widespread that Tribune
reports of statements being made by cocky
drug dealers forced PLP leader Perry Christie
during the campaign to deny that his party
condoned the drug trade or anyone associat-
ed with it-
Drug dealers fought hard and made it
known publicly what they were doing for
the return of the PLP because during the
notorious drug days of the eighties they
believed that they had a friend in the PLP
government. If only they could secure the
PLP's return to power, they expected those
halcyon days to return.
During the campaign in Gregory Town,
Eleuthera, someone promised drug dealers
"that they will not have to worry about the
police after the PLP is the government... they
were told that they would be able to brmng
their drug boats directly into Gregory Town."
Police officers confirmed in 2002 that dur-
...ing the, Ingraham administration the drug
boats were "lckie~d down", but taken out- and
readied for launching on the smell of PLP
victory.
Mr Christie had to make it clear that his
party of 2002 would have nothing to do with
drug traffickers. He blamed the rumours on
the FNM trying to discredit his party. Howl
ev rh s itefiet to s.e pres were coung
Mr Christie had to make it clear that if his
party became the government, no rules would
be rewritten to give comfort to the traffickers,
Then, as now, it is a matter of perception.
The only way to get a new "mind-set" in the
community is to make certain that the enimi-
nal element in this community gets the mes-
sage that crime will not pay.
wepen een encs as cnt tru riunnitn
country have to be stiff, and swiftly executed
by the courts. Maximum sentences will have
to be delivered from the bench and weeping
lawyers should not be tolerated.
Only strong medicine eradicates a plague-
Today that plague is crime. And the only way
to nid the country of it is by honest policemen
working with honest citizens to change the
ermnmasi cmm it 'st mnw il tCoor ti n
must also be dealt with seriously.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.
I KNEW that this would happen, but I expected it to happen
later rather than sooner. I was one who strongly objected to Per-
ry Christie courting Dr B J Nottage, but his desperation could
not allow him to think rationally. Mr Christie must have been
advised of the consequences, but information seems to be
processed too slovvly in his mind.
Mr Christie must have the worst memory.
He could not have forgotten how disgracefully and disre-
spectfully they treated Dr Nottage and his wife several years ago.
In fact it was Mr Christie's supporters' doing that sent Dr Not-
tage into exile from the PLP, thus creating the CDR.
Today, some question if Dr Nottage's intentions were genuine
when he started the CDR. Some believe that he was only on a
hiatus from the PLP, long enough for Christie to forget, and
returned to p him back. What goes around comes around is
a thing of the past. What goes around comes across is more fac-
tual mn this scenario.
Today we see the master plan being played out, in broad'
daylight to not only remove Perry Christie, but to destroy him
politically in the process.
One only needs to watch the pronouncements and see the ven-
om that is being spewed. The spiteful and vengeful attack on the
leader of the PLP today must have been born from something

In my opinio, th nigt of the long knives iare back. From
.t~hiS day on, the PLP is in~ for a ~rough ride. All of the backstab-
bers will surface in goodly numbers and after much "bloodlet-
ting," what will be left of the PLP will not be enough to even be
called a political party.
Mr Christie also should not be surprised to know that most of
his colleagues do not support him as leader anymore and, as I
understand it, he will be politically annihilated at a conven-
tion, based on the plans in place.
Infighting will be the norm for the foreseeable future, long
t fore teoei an paphe s ethe PLPbeTh3A dm and gloom nt t

great consolation to know that the days of the PLP are num-
bered.
The pain visited on many Bahamians over the decades are
coming back to haunt the PLP, and deservedly so.
When you spit in the wind, it comes back in your face. Do
unto others as you would have them do unto you. If you want to
be respected, treat people with respect. Respect is earned. All
of these good quotes are guidelines on ho~iv we should live.
because the shoe sometimes is on the other foot.
The PLP in all of its trickery, teased the FNM while it may
have had some leadership trials and tribulations. Little did they
know that now is their time to stop this avalanche from falling
on top of them.


Nas sau,
December, 2007.





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ter (he is) now investigating" as it
is protocol for police to have the
status of any non-Bahamian
arrested checked by his depart-
ment thereby suggesting that it
was an afterthought and-not the
original reason for his apprehen-
sion. He stated that his depart-
ment was currently seeking to
"retrieve" Mr Furhmaunn's pass-
port to check that he has not
overstayed his visa.
Asked why Mr Fuhrmanun may
have been initially singled out for
arrest, Mr Burrows said: "He


I


THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008, PAGE 5


THE TRIBUNE


Contradictions emerged
between police and immigration
officials yesterday as to which of
those agencies was responsible
for the arrest of German investor
Harold Fuhrmann in downtown
Nassau during the ceremony to
open the legal year, and on what
basis.
According to eyewitnesses, Mr
Fuhrmann, who owns property in
the Bahamas, was downtown yes-
terday morning filming the open-
ing of the legal year ceremony
when he was apprehended by
officers. He called The Tribune
from the Central police station
on East Street in a state of dis-
tress, claiming that he felt unwell
and was being denied drinking
water.
Mr Fuhrmann was previously
detained during the same cere-
mony two years ago, after he pre-
sented former attorney general
Alfred Sears with a cylindrical
object, which later turned out to
be his "Sour Lemon Award". The
silent protest, Mr Fuhrmann said,
was his way of drawing attention
to what he regards as a corrupt
Bahamian legal profession -
against which he has waged a cru-
sade lasting over a decade.
It is unclear what Mr
Fuhrmann did to prompt his
detainment at the police station -
and later the Immigration Deten-
tion Centre yesterday.
In a phone call made to the
central station shortly after hear-
ing of his detention, a female offi-
cer said that she would be unable
to confirm whether Mr Fuhrmann
was being held.
However, when The Tribulne
entered the station half an hour
later, Mr Fuhrmann could be
clearly seen in a room next door
to the reception area of the sta-
tion, with a glass door separating
him from thee office.
Asked again whether Mr
Fuhrmann was being held at that
location, the officer told Th~e Tri-
bune to wait while she went to
get a senior officer.
It \vas at this point that The
Tribune overheard an officer in
the office telling other officers:
"For now we will say that we are
holding him in order to determine
his status."
Shortly after, officer in charge,
Chief Supt David Deveaux spoke


made a spectacle of himself pre-
viously at the opening of the
Supreme Court (so the) police
would be on the lookout for that.
I suspect they would have seen
him and apparently he attempted
to make himself known, so they
made an arrest."
Queried as to what exactly he
meant by "attempting to make
himself known", Mr Burrows
appeared to hesitate, stating that
police would have "made the
arrest or whatever you call it"
because of their previous experi-
ence with Mr Fuhrmann and a
suspicion that he "might be there
for the same reason."
Questioned further, the immi-
gration chief claimed that Mr
Fuhrmann was considered a
national security risk and that
with "'national security first and
foremost" it would be "'within
reason" to detain him "if you
think that there's the potential
for something to happen."
At around 3.30pm yesterday
Thle Tribunre received a phone call
from Mr Fuhrmann claiming that
he was on a bus being transported
to the immigration detention cen-
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Mr Fuhrmann had been picked
up by immigration officers and
that his detention was an "immi-
gration matter" on which he
would be unable to provide fur-
ther details.
Asked whether Mr Fuhrmnann
had caused a disturbance prior to
his apprehension, the officer said
"not to my knowledge." He refut-
ed the investor's suggestion that
he was denied water, stating that
any requests that he should make,
if they were within his constitu-
tional rights, would be fulfilled
"within a reasonable time."-
However, contacted later for
further clarification, director of
immigration Vernon Burrows
contradicted Chief Supt Deveaux.
stating that Mr Fuhrmann had
been picked up by police.
.He said that Mr.F~uhrmann's
migration status is now a "mat-


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Visitor saf-ety measures on the cards, say tourism officials


cruise passengers arrived dur-
ing the first seven days of~lanu-
ary.
Of the six cruise vessels that
visited Freeport, three were
unscheduled and diverted to
Grand Bahama for safe harbour
due to high winds.
According to the Ministry of
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merchants, restaurants and sou-
venir vendors benefited from
the "unexpected increase" in
visitor arrivals.
"Although a small minority
of store owners and straw ven-
dors who continue to operate
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dors and other businesses that
continue to operate in less than
favourable conditions in the
once world-famous Interna-
tional Bazaar," it stated in the
release.
The ministry said the restora-
tion of tourism in Grand
Bahama remains a priority.
L'We continue the work
begun in partnership with mem-
bers of the private and public
sectors," it stated.
In addition, the ministry said
it will continue to work closely
with representatives of the


Bazaar Owners Association on
the implementation of tempo-
rary measures previously agreed
in September, 2007.
"These measures will take
into consideration visitor safety
and satisfaction, and will be
closely monitored and managed
until such time as the Interna-
tional Bazaar and the sur-
rounding areas are returned to a
world-class standard."
Bazaar' store owners and ven-
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Govt monitors possible tourism fallout from shooting

~--~~-1 Minister Neko Grant seeks to assure public after Bay Street tragedy


able to cultivate and maintain a
working relationship with these
partners that is strong and
which has servedl our industry
well f~or many years," the state-
ment said.
~'There is a mutual respect
among us, and our partners
know that we in the Bahamas
are committed to fostering the
best possible environs for all of
our guests-
"' Our dialogue has been open
and frank, supported by the
st enth jaonisotur del si p e
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be assured that we are indeed
monitoring the situation very
closely. Our olffices abr~oad and
her~e at home are a;ll engaged in
this process in somec way, as we
ar~e assuredlyy giving the situa-
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er~nment is talking the threat;I of `
repcrcussion's o'n the tourism
industry seriously.
Minister of T'ourism Ncko
Grant issuedl a statement to this
clffect yesterday,, citing the many
.c"querie an~d public concerns
regarding possible tourism fall-
out from the incident.
Tourists ranl for cover when a
drivle-by shooting took place in
broad daylight on the corner of
Bay Street and Frederick Street
one seo'sdting claimed the life
of 18-year-oldl student DeAn-
gelo Cargill. Police do not
believe he was the intended tar-
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"My ministry is working
closely with our external stake-
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He encouraged Bahamians to
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II. He quickly became one of
us. And we studied at his feet.
As the days drew into weeks
we explored the Campus. The
head of the Athletic Depart-
ment was Mr. George Duren-
berger, the father of Dave who
was to become the Senator for
Minnesota in Washington. He
raised his family in Flynn Town,
a small town on the campus of
Collegeville. He was a no-non-
sense man; his.teams played
clean, hard and to win. He was
stately and stern. We studied at
his feet.
In the Hallways, students
and professors would come up
to you and say, "you're from
the Bahamas.....do you know
Lou Adderley?" "Sure do,"
we'd say, "went to school at St
Augustine's with him."

ICOH

Lou had become an icon at
St. John's. He excelled in every
sport there. He had learned to
uing a pe of cod as r ck

Father Fredric at St.
Augustine's had installed in him
grit. He left the complexes for
lesser men, and donned the
song of St. John's, "stand and
fight like men," to become the
Mmnnesota State Tenmis Cham-
pion.
deThe itoung men ohuonwres-
what Bahamian "pra-pra
meant when Lou went on to
become the Minnesota State
Wrestling Champ.
He later headed his old
Alma Mater, St. Augustine's,
and became "Uncle Lou" to
many of the students who stud-
led there. He insisted on disci-
pline and hard work.
We hadn't been at St. John's
very long before we got a call
from Dr. Phil Moos, the
school's dentist and former
classmate of Senator Eugene
McCarthy and Eugene Dupuch.
Dr. Moos and his wife, Marva'
made it a tradition to invite all
Bahamian students attending
St. John's to Sunday lunch with
his family of six. So six of us
and eight of them enjoyed Sun-
day lunch together everf week
followed by an evening prayer


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St John's University '60
MANY questions go through
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miles away from home for an
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versity, nestled in the middle of
two thousand acres of maple
trees and lakes where it is
reported to have winters of 30
degrees below zero?
After all we're from the
Bahamas where 60 degrees
above zero calls for a fur coat
and sweaters. What! Thirty
below zero? They must be jok-
ing.
But as the bus rolled at
breakneck speed by Bahamian
standards and on the wrong side
of the road from Minneapolis
to Collegeville we thought of
great men like Father Frederic
Frey who had come to the
Bahamas and started St
Augustine's College where
many of us went to school. He
was small in stature, but stood

Fth rs eans Eis o

and Bartholemew all these
men were educated at St. John's
and hailed from there. And they
were all real people. They
became household names in the
Bahamas. This place must be
special, the young man thought.

Encouraged
It was 150 years ago, 1857,
when St. John's University
opened its doors to five stu-
dents. During the 1920s Fr.
Chrysostom Schremner, who was
building the Catholic Commu-
mity in the Bahamas, encour-
aged several young Bahamians
to go there. So Useph Baker,
and his brother, Saadi, followed
by Etienne Dupuch (later to .
become Sir Etienne), became
the first Bahamians to attend
St. John's.
And the bond between St.
John's and the Bahamas started
there. Several years later Sir
Etienne's brother Eugene got
a teaching and English degree
from St John's. An accom-
plished musical, Eugene wrote
the school's foot 11l song, The
Johnny Fighst Song, which was


riage and all the things that go
with it. We laughed. Priests?
Teaching us about the ways of
life?
Our scoffing was short lived
when we discovered that the
priests who were teaching us
had said Mass on the beaches
of Normandy, had given last
rites to the young men dying
for freedom on the battlefields
of Europe and Korea. They had
counselled young men about
living and dying. Yes, they were
well qualified-to teach us about
life.
And there was Father Paul
Marx, short, serious-minded,
who walked with a stoop, his
chinl protruding, hustling
through life, appearing to be
tempting people to take a swing
at him, and punching out doors
where there were no doors. He
taught "the family."
Grounded with the convic-
tion that abortion was wrong,
he started the movement in the
USA and around the world
called "The Right To Life" He's

1ie on s ak ng prs 3etial

This part of the saga ends
with a trip to the Collegeville
cemetery.
On a peaceful hill overlook-
ing Lake Sagatagan is the final
resting-place of most of the men
who had been so influential in
the lives of so many Bahami-
anhe headstones read. Rev.
Frederic Frey, Rev Marcian
Peters, Rev. Gervase Soukup,
Rev. Martin Schirber,.Rev.
Prosper Meyer, Rev. Brendan,
Forsythe, Rev. Sylvan Bromen-
shenkel, Rev. Virgil Michael,
Rev. Godfrey Diekman. And
the list is added to as the days
go on
WVe simply bow our heads
and say "thank you" to all those
men who helped make us men.
I-'I? re lrds o~F Baha mians
hde ha a :. o!.-hnls X exe
rience".
In every field their influence
is being felt. There are doctors,
lawyers, teachers, politicians,
and Civil Servants.
It is said that on the battle-
field of life, the last man left
standing will to a Johnny
singing "stand and fight like
men."


FR FREDERIC FREY, OSB, who
supervised the construction of
St Augustine Monastery and
College at Fox Hill was the
monastery's first Prior and the
college's first Headmaster.
hailed the best in America. To
this day when the Johnny Fight
Song is played the men who


bo d Ids fial nt n
Dupuch was later to become a
Legislator, a Queen's Counsel
and a leading lawyer in the
Bahamas.
SThe young man, who had so
many questions, started to real-
ize the difference. Unlike the
University of Minnesota, which
hadm4e0,0M studens,b ao wrt a
John's. Each student had an
adviser. Fr. Martin was one of
them. Another was Fr. Gervase.
Father Martin was Head of the
Economics Department, Fr.
Gervase his second. They were
both considered brilliant, often
being asked for advice from
Washington and some of the
largest corporations in the Unit-
ed States. They spoke to each
one of those assigned to them
and guided their curriculum for
four years.
One of our classes was the-
ology. It would be a pushover
we thought. On the first day our
professor walked in with a
wicked sparkle in his eye and a
big grin on his face. Who's he?
we asked. He's Father God-
frey, the renowned theologian
who was an adviser at Vatican


0pr 0hr bhd an ya atr beam (t Ag ie' frs Bdahna i lay


holding hands in the Family
Room before the younger chil-
dren went to bed.
Cyril Paul, a former police-
man here, was a music and
track star at St. John's. When
on the track he was called the
"black streak". for no reason
other than fh n theo saotnn

front of the pack with his legs
pumping like pistons leaving
behind him his competitors
looking like white puffs of
exhaust emitted by a powerful
engine.
Cyril Paul and Tim McCart-
ney formed a band and on the
weekends kept the college cam-
pus and the surrounding areas
jumping. They had learned their
lesson we~ll-- work hard. "stand
and fight like men"-- and the
world will be at your feet.
With a firm grounding at St
John's, Timn studied at the Uni
versity of Strasbourg, France
where he received his doctor
ate, summa-cum-laude, in Psy-
chology becoming the first
Bahamian to receive a doctor-
ate degree in th~at discipline. He
worked in the field of psychol-


ogy for the Bahamas Govern-
ment and upon retirement from
Government service he moved
to Florida to become a profes-
sor there at Nova University.

WOR Orf

Last year the H. Wayne
Huizenga School of Business
and Entrepreneurship recog-
nized professor of management,
Timothy O. McCartney, PhD~ as
its first-ever endowed chair. Of
Tim McCartney the school dean
Randolph A Pohmnan said, "Tim
is a wonderful person who has
contributed so much to so many
for so long."
John Gagliardi, now a mem-
ber of the Hall of Fame, was a
part of the St. John's family. He
ate with us in the Refectory. We
saw him work and lead and turn
a rag-tag group into an unbeat-
able football-fighting machine.
He was not aloof; he was one
of us, freely imparting his
knowledge of life so that all
around him could learn and use
him as a role model.
Being a Catholic school we
had to learn about family, mar-


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HOUSES

gtHeosia yan i eEillet Street Lt#209x Snsthi tPark, N.P.
6-Bedrooms, 3-Bathrooms Property size: 4,944 sq.ft
Property Size: 2,215 sq.ft Building Size: 2,200 sq.ft
Building Size: 2,164 sq.ft Appraised Value: $205,600.00
Appraised Value: $197,000.00
FromBlu Hil~Rad ort, tm ono Metig Sree trvel Heading south on Blue Hill Road, take the 1st entrance
FromBlu Hil Rad ort, tm ono Metig Sree trvel into sunshine park, take the 1st corner on left (Murray St.)
West on Meeting street and the subject is on the south- The subject property is Sth house on left hand side of the
east corner of the first corner on the left, which is Hospital street. The house is blue trim with white.
Lane. The subject is a split-level residence painted tan
trimmed white.
Lot#336, Golden Gates Estates#2
Single Family Residence
Parcel of Land Romer Street Fox Hill, N.P. (3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms
(S3i) Berom; R)e Bthr m BIldi nS zz 16,80900 q.ftft
Property Size:4,961 sq.ft Appraised Value: $207,000.00
Building Size: 1,014 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $115,000.00 Travel west on Carmichael Road from Blue Hill Road turn
onto the third left Golden Sun Drive )the corner after
From Fox Hill Road turn onto Romer Street (Church Of St.Gregory's Anglican Church and before Carmichael
God Prophecy and Fox Hill. Community Centre junction) Primary School travel south on Sun Drive to the first, travel
travel east east on Romer Street to the third corner on west pass the second corner on the right and the subject
the right travel south to the fourth house on the left which fourth property on the right. The subject is painted white
is at a dead end. The subject is a split level residence trimmed white
painted blue and trimmed white alth atiled entrance patio
Lot# 1266, Pinewood Gardens, N.P.
Lot#11, Perpall Tract, N.P. Single Family Residence
Si BerFom,2R Btdh s PrBopet SBze ro0 s ~f
Property Size: 5,280 sq.ft Building Size: 1,035 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,843 sq.ft Appraised Value: $112,000.00
Appraised Value: $210,000.00
Travelling south along Ferguson Road from West Bay St. Turn north onto Willow Tree Ave. from Pinewood Drive.
take the 4th comer on the left (Shennan Ave.) The subject Travelling north on Willow Tree Ave. turn through the 3rd
property is the 11th house on the left. A single storey corner on the left hand side which is Sugar Apple Street
structure painted light orange with vyhte appfgt~itlpgle (J,ind the property is the 8th lot on the left hand side.

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Lot#26, Winton Meadows Section#3,N.P
Vacant Land
Property Size: 8,033 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $125,000.00

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APARTMENTS/COND OMINIUMS

Lot#4, Blk#27 Manton Lane Freeport Grand Bahama Lot # 30 & 31 Blk#56 Nassau Village Subdivision, N.P
Triple Apartment Duplex Apartment
2 -(3) Bedrooms, (2) Bathrooms 1 -(3) Bedrooms, (1) Bathroom
l( )Bedr o3,(1) Bathroom 1I(2 Bedrooms, ()Bathroom

Appraised Value: $138,000.00 Appraised Value: $173,000.00
Freeport Grand Bahama From Taylor Street and Soldier (by Lowe's Whoelesale)
travel south on Taylor's Street, turn left at the intersection
(Alexandria Boulevard), take the second right (Forb~es
Lot#18, Evansville Sub., N.P. Street), travel on Forbes Street to the T-Junction, turn
Duplex right and the subject is the seventh lot on the right after
2-Bedrooms, 1- Bathrooms Each the corner on the left. The house is painted beige trimmed
Property Size: 7,328 sq.ft light peach.
Building Size: 1723 sq.ft
Appraised Value: $202,000.00
Lot#3, Blk#2, South Beach Estates, N.P
From S.P. Kenard Road travel West along Carmichael Rd Duplex Apartment
to Blyden Road turn left on Blyden Road to the third 1 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms/ 1- 1 Bedmoom, 1 Bathroom
corner on the left. The property is the second on the left. Property Size: 6,000 sq.ft
It is a single story duplex apartment painted rust trim Building Size: 2,248 sq.ft
white. Appraised Value: $216,000.00

Lot#10, Blk#19, East Avenue, N.P. Trv e(in eretoni t StrethS tahtu oic tSotatPion)raea
Duplex Apartment west on Pineway Drive after the first corner on the left
Each Unit consisting of 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (Oleander Avenue), the subject is the second property on
Property Size: 7,500 sq.ft the left (duplex). The duplex is painted white and trimmed
Bilin Size 1,5 2s~q~ft I maroon.

Eriter the 2nd entrance into Millars Height's on the left Lot: Approximately 5,589 sq. ft North of Johnson Road
from Carmichael Road, subject property is the 5th on the Duplex Apartment
sidht side after passing the 3rd corner on the right hand 2 -o 2 edmooms, Bathroom Each
Building Size: 2,100 sq. ft
Appraised Value: $288,000.00
Unit#4, Hillcrest Tower Condominium, N.P.
Condominium Travelling East on Bernard Road, turn north Adderley
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms Street (Opposite St. Augustine's College), continue north
Unit Size: 1,110 sq.ft on Adderley street pass step street (which is on the curve)
and make the first turn right onto Johnson Terrace. Turn
Travel south on Collin Avenue to Third Terrace turn west onto an unpaved road on the right (which is the first corner
on third terrace and the subject is contained within the on the right). At the T-junction turn right (heading south)
second building on the right which is a condominium enter gates of privately owned properties. The property
complex. The subject complex. The subject complex is is the 2nd building on the left and the subject bldg. is a
painted lime green trimmed white. duplex residence colored gray with white trim.


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able concern" regardlingi thle rise
in crime and violence hais led
to "misdlire~t ctd andc "mliSil-
formed" criticism of the judli-
ciary.
A public outcry was raised
after "alarming" stat ist ics
released :t year revealed a
number of repeat and violent
offenders were out on bail and
had yet to be tried.
In October 2007, Minister of
National Security and Immi-

As eblyttohladt as of S~eousehod
2007, more than 11L4 people
who were charged with murder
were out on bail.
Statistics also revealed that
42 per cent of the suspects were
on bail for other charges at the
time of the offence. Addition-
ally, up to September 2007, 39


people were out on buil who
we~re chargedl with rape, and

withi aIrmed robbery were out
on bul,;lI Minister Turnquest

Yesterday, Sir Burton com-
me~nted on the public's concern
and stated that the criticism
towards the judiciary was
unwarranted.
"Tlhe understandable concern
of the public as to the appar-
entndiar escalation in violent
public comment, much of it
directed against the 'judiciary'.
"Since much of this criticism
was misdirected and misin-
formed, I sought as I have con-
tinually urged other responsi-
ble persons to do, to use any
opportunity presented as one


to assist in the general public
civic education."
Citing comments he made at
the Chamber of Commerce's
annual crime prevention semi-
nar last October, Sir Burton
explained that for the judicial
process to flow smoothly judi-
cial officers needed effective
support staff and adequate
physical facilities.


He further noted that the
court's criminal division is only
one of seven divisions into
which the judiciary is divided.
Contributing to the backlog of
judicial matters, last year 80
new criminal matters were filed
(excluding bail applications and
constitutional motions), while
1469 matters were filed in the
common law, equity and com-


mercial division, 1401 filed in
family court, and 667 applica-
tions filed for grants of probate.
These figures denote that
only a diminutive amount of
the court's time is available to
hear criminal matters while
unavailability of jurors to hear
capital cases also hinders the
Supreme Court process, Sir
Burton said.


development of this important objective," he said.
Ross McDonald, Senior Vice President,
Caribbean region for RBC, said that his organisa-
tion "believes very strongly in building prosperity
by contributing to those communities where (they)
work and serve." He added that it is hoped that
other corporate interests in the Bahamas wBl make
similar donations to assist the College in empow-
ering Bahamians with educational opportunities.
Franklyn Wilson told The Tribune that his con-
tribution to the College comes as it is necessary to
give back to the community.
my opin umgr ao thy ofgvn 0ta
University of the Bahamas," said Mr Wilson who
issued an appeal to other Bahamians to give, what
they can, to the College.
"My final word is an appeal to other Bahamians,
to understand you don't have to give a million," he

oousn yu gol egiave e thusd ,o Id
give a hundred thousand. To corporations broad-
ly, give. We have to build a country."


Sir Lynden reported that in
the first month of its rule the
government had received "an
escalating tide of offers of new
investments, all of which will be
closely investigated for their
genuineness."
In late January, Sir Lynden
flew to Washington to meet with
financiers who would supply part
of a loan for an $18million har-
bour development and telecom-
munications project. The pre-
mier also told American
reporters that he would also be
seeking to have the Bahamas
reclassified as "underdeveloped"
for the purposes of tax exemp-
tions under US law.
The premier forecasted that
"social and job barriers" pre-
venting black Bahamians hold-
ing "top jobs"' in this country
would "'fall in five years."
On January 30, the first public
suggestion by Sir Lynden that
another election might be called
before thelend of his govern-


ment's five-year term came
when Sir Lynden appeared as a
guest on a US TV show.
He told the show's host: "I do
not expect insuperable difficulty
in working with a majority of
one in our House of Assembly,
but we expect to increase
this within the next three
months."
The follow-up election did
not materiahise within this period
of time. and in the party's annu-
al convention in September, Sir
Lynden had cause to warn PLPs
not to fall on their laurels.
"We are delighted that the
UBP has been defeated but
some of us are likely to make
themIistake of thinking we have
won the final victory," said the
premier,
"My job now is to remind you
not to fall into that trap," he
added. He said that the party
should be wary of the UBP,
which was strengtheningig its
position."


L~ot#13, Ft'elia Subdivision, N.P.
Duplex Apartment
1 2 Bedrooms,1 Bathroom, 1 -1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Property Size: 5,641 sq.ft
Building Size: 1,153 sq.ft
Appraised Value: TBA
From Faith Avenue and Fire Trail Road, travel east on
Faith Avenue follow the curve around to the right, take
the first left into Frelia Subdivision and the subject property
is the sixth building on the left.


Lot East Windsor Place Soldier Road
Duplex Apartment
2- (2) Bathrooms, (1) Bathroom
Property Size: 6,000sq.ft
Building Size: 1,580 sq.ft
Appraised VFalue: $172,000.00
Travel East on Soldier Road to the intersection near Sugar
Kid Bowe Food Store turn right and travel to the end of
this street, across the intersection at the curve turn east
and the subject is the first property on the left, which is
a duplex. The duplex is recently painted blue and trimmed
white with enclosed fencing.


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-se~ssio~ns whe~n the new Supreme
('ourt. Act took; effect in 1997,"
- Sir Burton said-
"Tlhe new practice of 'crimi-
n;al callovecrs' will require the
'~rown;l, both as prosecutor and
i~s custodians of persons on
eman~l~r d awaiting trial, to appear
n1"1" openf cort intervals not
ecss frequent than every six
mllonths. to explain why persons
~huge~d before the court,
whether on bail or in custody,
i\ave niot been tried," he con-

in\ ile some may consider
his practice tedious, Sir Bur- ~st
on~ said he considered it a nec-
ssatry exercise of the court's
uty and a matter of public
SSir Burton also told the
rIowd of legal professionals
hat the public's "understand-


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FROM pae one

viously announced, represents the second part of
the funding for the Centre. Construction is expect-
ed to start later this year, Mrs Hodder said. The
bilding is expected to be completed by September
20 9
Prime Minister Ingraham said that the dona-
lion represents a vote of confidence in the COB by
RBC. During 'his remarks, Mr In graham also
thanked Mr Wilson, former chairman of COB,

that many rea d ane were de udn hini
ten~ure as college chairman.
-Mr Ingraham also announced that government
will be commissioning certain national baschine
surveys conducted by the college for a pilot project
on public sector reform and modernisation within
six e & mpro met inm t povision of, and deliv-
ery of services is a key objective of my government.
And so I am pleased to be able to access the
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FROM page one

ical confidence came despite an
admission that during his par-
tv's short term in office, he and
h'is cabinet had had a "helluva"
job to do.
Much of Sir Lynden's efforts
during this time, according to
re orts. were focused on attract-
ing and finalising investments
and loans, continuing to develop
the burgeoning tourism indus-
try,. and w~ith building bridges
wijth the US in particular,
On January 19th five days
after Sir Lynden was invited by
Governor Sir Ralph Gray to
form the next government and
the first cabinet of a Majority
rule Bahamas The Tribune
reported that expressions of con-
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on every side, yet not distressed; we
are perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not forsaken; cast
down, but not destroyed.'
"I pray that God will strengthen
me for present and future works and
forgive me for past failings. But
paramount at this time, I pray that.


He ivill bless my constituents in'
Ke'nnedy and indeed The Com-
knholgwealth of'Ibe Bahamas. Today
. I rededicate my life's purpose to
bringing about manifest and posi-
tive change for the Kennedy Con-
~stituenc~y and the entire Bahamas,"
Mr Gilbon said;


FROM page one


of the few. Rather, I shall spend this
time tryingR to create a better
Bahamaln~s. a glorious country f'or us
all.
''Mountecd on one of my wallls is a
pr'ized palinting of Sir Lyndoen Pin-
Ilncy the Governor Gecneral, Artliur
1) Hlanna.. I joined the P'rogressive
~ibera;l Palrty, the Party of Pindling,
Butler andt Huanna because I believe
in certain concepts which the party
tradcitiona~lly embraced. I believe
that Bahlamians should be first and
primary in their own country. I
belicyc in the meritocracy which
these architects of the modern
Bahamas espoused when they
opined, 'that the only barrier to a
Inan's advancement should be based
on his abilities, or his lack thereof',"'
eTa his constituents, Mr Gibson
said that this course of action was
considered, pondered and deliber-
aed for the better part of the last
"It is no't easy to leave a familiar
place to venture into new and
uncharted territories. But it is there
that my conscience leads me and 1
nuist answer this gr~era r call. I amn
ing or scripture: quoting. For miy
part, I ha~ve allways believed that a
inan's reLligiouls convictions are mat-
"lte < ihs11 Gg hoe same, how-
everI I do have some knowledge of


the Bible. T~herefore, on an occa-
sionl such aIs this, I cannot help but
recall the words of St Paul in his
Secondl Letter to the Corinthians.
At verse eight he explains to those
na~scent Christiarns the paradtox of
Minlistry. Th'lose words seem so very
aIppropria~te now:'We are troubled


Whlile this issue was not expected
to be onl the agenda. it was antici
pated` tha~t thec topic of Mr Gibson
wo~uld ml~lonopolise thec talks.
MrIl Gibson's exsit fr~om thec P'LP
ha;s fa~r-re;ctlungi implicatlions for tle
I hree elction court1 clses.
of its cha~llenges. di~e barla~ce of ~ow-
clr in thec Hol~use would be split d1own
thec middle.. thle FNM w\ith 20 seats,
thle PLPw~ith 20 anud Mr Gibson. the
nlew in~dependent MP. with one seat.
While the Kennedv MIP would
n~ot anlswer any of Thet Tribunes :
qluestions vesterday,. there is still the
qluestion of whether he will cross
tie floor and join the governing
In that case Mr Gibson may be
asked to take the position of the
Speaker with his vote to break any
thiTs veou b while the circum-
stances that led to this situation are
different, reminiscent of another
time in the nation's history when
there was a tie in the House of
As .owng the January 10, 1967
election the leaders of the UBP and
PLP vied for the support of two
independent members to break their
18Sirt Rndol Fawkes. the lone
Labour MP. voted to sit with the
Progressive Liberal Party. enabling
them to form a government.
The other Independent, Sir Alvin
Braynen. accepted the position of
Speaker in order to maintain his
neutrality,.
On the other hand, if Mr Gibson
w~ere to join the ranks of the FNM
party, even in the event of a PLP
sweep of the election court, the bal-
ance of power would be in the
FNM's favour with a 21 20 split.
Political observers. speaking with
The T'ribulne yesterday, said that it is
of no little significance that Eliza-
beth MP Malcolm Adderley's alle-
giance to the PLP remains at this
time uncertain, even to members of
his own party.
Some insiders have suggested that
Mr Adderley had a falling out with
PLP leader Perry Christie before
the May 2 general election and that
this rift has not as vet been mended.
Mr Gibson yesterday informed
House Speaker Alvin Smith that he
has removed himself from partici-
pation and membership` in the PLP's
parliamentary caucus.
Additionally. he has resigned his
membership from the PLP, effec-
tive immediately.
"I now serve as the Independent
Member of Parliament for the
Kennedy Constituency." Mr Gib-
son said in his statement released
vesterday .
Mr Gi'bson's move follows prece-
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Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham


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lostII( theelctIon,1 andC creatIng


pacept~;l~ ion~ that~ allIIII i w ll. whnit
is not,we\v ll," hc sail.
When~i ;skedl if` MrI (ibson's
Iiles"ignatio is a co~llndemnationl of
combeic sai:
"I thiinke YouL ha;ve to) be honest
;1bo(ut it. lIeny;nita is making? a
statements aboutl the leadership
of thc p~arty. There is no, ques-
tion about thatl. O)ur organnisation
is Icdl hv Pea ry C:hristic, andcl he
has the mandate to lead our T
organisation.l Ilc was the prime
minister, hec took uis throuLgh a
general election. We have other
members of' the leadership. So
the questions is. whalt does not
inspire Mr (ibsocn today?
"Andit is the leadership today
providingl the inlspiratio~n that's
requ~iredc fo~r the fut~ure? Andi are
we a Party' positionedic itself in a
state of readtiness for any even-
tuality?
"Th'lat's thec qluestion we hlave
to ask. And I hinke Mr Gibhson
is mtkinlg a statement thiat he is
not sartisf'iedl as to where, and how
ll e..: meecon, since the elec-
Mr Wilchicombe emphasized
that he supports Perlry Christie,
however, he is not completely
satisfied with the dlirection of the
party! andt its outreach to Bahami-
unls. The West Endic and Bimini


MP' also, told Tlhe Tribune that

he i'; an individual who believes
that( changec has~ to cocculr from the
inside of~ an o~rgani;ation.
"And I amn comninced that the:
Hlonourabhce le Prry Christic
understalnds that1 as~ well. Andl I
am- convjinced tlat he under-
staunds whant has to happen in this
organisation. Andl I am con-
vinced that it is going to happen.l
he said, adding that the only issue
is one of timing.
One parlty source told The Tri-
bune that there has been an inter-
nal dispute within the Kennedy
branch between Mr G~ibson and
senior branch officials. This, the
source said, is a probably a factor
in his decision to leave. However,
when asked, the source would
not. go into specifies regarding
this dispute.
Scycral PJLPs told The Tribune
that this resignation may lead to
the beginning of the endl for Mr
Clhristic.
Within the party, there is much~
dlispleasure with Mr Christie's
Icadecrship since the PLP's loss
on7 May 2. Some say that his "lack
of enthusiasm" is "'sucking the
vibrance and life out of the par-

Though it appears that Mr
Christie will not be challenged in
the party convention next mon th,
some are now suggesting that his
continued leadership of the par-
ty may "destroy the PLP."


FROM pageone

E~nglerstonl MPlI Gle~nyg Hunna
Ma~rtin~, one~ oI the fewv pa;rty
Itcordl about~~ the Icsignaio;t~n,



I hlale Ilwvays considered d
hkenyatta als a valuabhle member
ofI the P'L I'" she~ said. "Tlhis turn

:seri\,us Introsp'ction~."
Anothecr senior' PL~P. who
w\ished to remain anonymous,
to,~lld he Trib~unec that hie is "sur-
prise:~d" and "disappocintedI" at the
r:sitination Of' the Kcnned~y MP.
i understand thait the leader
\; .; unaw\\are of the decision. I
:un~ Ip ttic~ularly dlisappointed giv-
<.u1 th le Ingth to which the leader
\;l11 inl the face of much criti-
cism1. to extend courtesies to him,
enl:l:ring_ that his political future


where thle panrty is.;l, and he ree
ognized alnd we ha~ve ito recco8
nize that1 the: party is haemor l
rhaging. I mea~n, hiow agce wve
goingl to sto~p the b~leeing?"i'! Mr
Wilcha~llcome askel.
When aIskedl by Theli TIribune
what this deccision says aboulllt te
party in the co~ntext of the oigo-
ing clectioni court fight, Mr
WilchcombeL said:
"It speaks to the levels of fr-us-
tration. A:.J. it speaks tol the farct
that, you as a young man, you
want to be a part of an organis;,-
tion, but you have to see the
organisation going in a dlirection
that is predicated on7 its idecals
and its principles. and all tle
things the party stands for-
Mr Wilchcombe said the p~arty
needs to confront internal issues
of reoiganisation. 'This includes,
he said, looking at why the party


wa~s not destroyed." he said,
re~ferring to Mr Chriistic's
response to the cabinet fight
hetween Mr Gibson and Keod
Smnith. Melssrs G;ibson anld Smith
hloth resignedl froml their app~loint-
ed posts as chlairmenC of the Gaml-
ingi Boarrl md the BEST Com-
mission, respectively Mr Smith
also relinquished his post as
ambassador for the environment.
However, both were renominat-
ed for re-election by the PLP
despite political fall-out from the
incident.
"At a minimum, I would have
thought that he would have given
the leader the courtesyl of speak-
ing with him, and I think the
actions are a betrayal, franktly,"
he said.
The PLP, however, is stronger
than any one individual, the
source continued. "The Bahami-


an peop'lle are going to sec exac(-
ly what thc P~LP' is madce of, aid
we are going from strength to
strengthh"
F~ormelcr Pubice Works Minis-
(cr B~radley Roberts said that he
did not see this decision coming.
However, when asked if he
thought Mr Gibson would switch
sides anld join the FNM, Mr
Roberts said: "I would be very
surprised by that."
West End and Bimini MP
Obie Wilchcombe was candid on
the issue -when contacted by The
Tribune. He said he understands
Mr Gibson's "pain" and "con-
cerns", while also emphasizing
that the Kennedy MP at heart is
still "a PLP."
His decision would not have
been a spontaneous reaction,
explained Mr Wilchcombe.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008, PAGE 15


SBy NATARIO MCKENZIE
SPEAKING at the opening of
the legal year yesterday. Attor-
ney General Claire Hepburn
addressed the physical conditions
under which judicial officers arre
forced to work.
"The government recognizes
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dence is not only formpal but also
functional; it includes an adequate
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closure is brought to this particu-
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stream of water dripping from the
court's ceiling dirctly in front of
the judges during the proceed-
ings.
The attorney general, while
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new Magistrate's Court complex
was suspended last year, said that
steps have been taken to bring
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THE Gov-
ernment
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approvals for
Baha Mar's
$2.4 billion
Cable Beach
redevelop-
ment at the
last minute,
The Tribune has learnt,
despite convening a special
Cabinet meeting on New
Year's Eve to address the sit-
uation.
Informed sources close to
the situation said the Govern-
ment had been due to sign-off
on the Baha Mar project at
year-end 2007, but decided at
the last minute to amend
some details of the agreement,
which are understood to be
related to land issues.
The revised agreement is
understood to have been
rejected by Baha Mar, leav-
ing the two sides at what is at
least a temporary impasse.
The Tribune had previously
been told that Baha Mar was


"very, very close" to getting
all the Government approvals
and permits it needs to finally
proceed with the full go-ahead
of its project.
While the Government has
been anxious to ensure that
everything is in order with the
investment projects it inher-
ited in May 2007, and has
been painstakingly dealing
with all the loose ends left by
the Christie administration,
the clamour from the private
sector for it to get a move on
and approve these invest-
ments is increasing. At yes-
terday's Bahamas Business
Outlook, it was deafening.
Bionisio D'Aguilar, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce's president, pointed to
the increased unemployment
figures, falling tourism
arrivals, and global and US
economic woes, as reasons
why the Government needed
to approve the likes of Baha
Mar and let foreign direct
investment pick up the slack.
He added: "You need to
make the decisions to get
these projects up and running.
I cannot understand for the


as well, p~rra Jing~ a further $400
mlillion boost M Irr this nation's
construction industry.
Christopher Anand, Albany's
managing partner, said the devel-
opers were working to "'a pretty
aggressive timetable" that would
ultimately complete and open
the project's hotel, marina,
amenities, infrastructure and ini-
tial residential units by Christ-
Acknowledging the Govern-
ment's work in bringing Albany
to fruition, especially over the
Christmas holiday period, Mr
Anand said Albany hoped to
begin construction work mmi-
nentlv", th~e ideal start date being
"by the enld of this month .
''Governmenlt has been really
proactive, working with us as
partners should, and we: hope we
can begin imlminently," Mr
Anand said. "The goal would be
by the end of this month.
'It's not a moment too soon.
The global economy is not in
good shape." a
The project site ha's already
been cletared to enable Albany's
contractors, who include
Bahamian companies Cavalier
Construction, TARM~ Corpora-


tion and Mosko, to start con-
struction work immediately on
infrastructure such as the roads
and marina, the golf course, and
initial hotel units.
Mr Anand said Albany had
estimated that the infrastructure
and amenities work would
involve $250millonof construc-
tion work, and if sales went well,
Phase II the condos, apartments
and luxury residences would
begmn this year. That, Mr Anand
said, was worth another $400 mil-
lion in construction contracts.
"It's going to be a meaningful
impact, at least for the construc-
tion industry," Mr Anand said
of Albany. "If our sales go
according to plan, we will actu-
ally start Phase II this year as
well. That's our goal to start
Phase II. Everything's designed;
now we just have to sell it."
Phase II will include 10 major
apartment buildings situated
around the marina, Mr Anand
said.
Albany already has commit-
ments from its 80-90 founders,
and Mr Anand said the devel-

See ALBANY, 4B


SBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
SOME $2 billion in invest-
ments to upgrade the Bahamas'
physical infrastructure will be
needed if this country is to max-
imise its economic growth poten-
tial, a locally-based KPMG part-
ner said yesterday, arguing that
this nation must not sit back and
accept the status quo.
Simon Townend, who heads
the KPMG Corporate Finance
operation in the Caribbean, said
that if the Bahamas wanted to
catch up to the Cayman Islands
and Bermuda on per capital
GDP, he had calculated that this
nation's economy would need to
achieve a 10 per cent GDP
growth rate over the next eight
years.
This would grow Bahamian
per capital GD.P to ,around
$40,000, and while Mir Townend
c ncded that ratically', this
that this nation needed to
"change our aspirations" and set
its economic sights higher.
Adding that the Bahamas "can
no longer sit back and accept 3
per cent GDP growth" per
annum, Mr Townend pointed
out that both Cuba and Bermuda
had been able to achieve eco-
nomic growth rates in excess of
10 per cent.
But to achieve such a growth
rate, and maximise its economic
potential, Mr Townend said the
Bahamas would have to invest
heavily in upgrading its infra-
structure not just physical assets


such as roads, air and sea ports,
health and education but the
infrastructure necessary to pro-
vide efficient public services,
The Bahamas needed to
"invest exponentially" in its
infrastructure, Mr Townend said,
and "we estimate that the
Bahamas infrastructure need is
around $2 billion minimum .
Upgrades to Lynden Pindling
International Airport alone are
projected to cost $400 million,
and with the other Family Island
airports all needing attention. Mr
Townend so the total investment
required for all Bahaimian air-
ports was "going to be getting
on for $500 million".
SWhile $120 million had been
pegged as the New Providence
Road Improvement Project's
costs, "the estimated total road
refurbishment" requirements for
the Bahamas were "in excess of
$200 million", Mr Townend
ade proposed port in south-
western New Providence, where
all commercial shipping facilities
may be relocated to from down-
town Nassau, is projected to cost
another $235 million.
And Mr Townend estimated
that the Bahamas needed to
invest $400-$500 million in
rebuilding the nation's education
and school system, saying it had
to be "completely rebuilt". This
was if the Bahamas wanted to
introduce "state-of-the-art"'
schools, and some of the existing

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the process of making substan-
tial investments in the
Bahamas is becoming more
and mocre difficult and cum-
bersome... the approval process
is just too lengthy and admin-
istrated by persons who don't
understand that time is mon-
ey. They are clearly over-
whelmed by the size and com-
plexity of these new transac-
Lions," the Chamber of Com-
mecrce president said.
Mr D'Aguilar suggested that
if the Bahamas wished to
remain competitive, the Gov-
ernment should bring private
sector professionals into the
approvals process so that they
can inject their expertise and
sense of urgency into getting
the deal done.


ABy CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Bahamals Cha~mber of
Commerce pre"side~nt, Dionisio
D'Agtlilar, yesterday urgedl the
Government to get rnovinbg
on approving major inrvestment
projects that are badly needed
to pump life into ai struggling
economy.
In his address to the
Bahamas Business OultlOok
Conference, Mr D'Aguilar,
whose family owns thle Super-
wash laundromat chain, said
that "despite the obvious need
for action, we have not seen
anything".
A classic example of this, he
said, was the $2.4 billion Baha
Mar project which, when com-
pleted, is expected to pumtp
hundreds of millions of dol-
lars into the Bahamian econo-
my and provide hundreds of
Bahamian jobs.
"Yet the Government, in its
infinite wisdom, continues to
negotiate. I fear that in its
attempt to secure the best, best,
best deal, the fulndamnlttals a~nd
the underlying assumptions will
change, and the trustratedl
investor will throw uip hiS hands
in despair alnd simply walk
away," the Chamber president
While Mr D'Aguilar noted
that some government minis-
ters were afraid that Baha Miar
did not have the necessary
financingp to complete the pro-
ject, there were ways to ease


their fears,
Since construction was mov-
ing slowly, Mr D'Aguilar said
with 70) per cent of contractors
without major work, that fue-
tors into the country's unem-
ployment,
Anothercl developments need-
ing urgent attention wats the
$;1.3 billion Albany Golf &
Beach Resort,
Thankfully, they have
appro"ved Albanly, yet they con-
tinue to dilly dally over the
acquisition of the real estate to
re-direct the road." Mr
IT'Aguilar said all that was left
in that pr1ocess was the neces-
sury- p~aperwork atnd signatures
to vest the land in the name of
thle C:rown.
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Encouragement Act are an
important milestone in meet-
ing our development objectives
for South Eleuthera."
Mr Schermer added, "Today,
it may be difficult to fully
appreciate the intrinsic value
in our development approvals
and entitlements. We have
obtained site plans, environ-
mental assessments, surveys,
market feasibility reviews,
schematic designs, architectur-
al plans, land planning and title
commitments for these devel-






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THE TRIBUNE


scale destination resort com-
munity.

COmpany
The company said the 884-
acre development has also
received approval in principle
from the National Economic
Council (NEC), which is really
the Cabinet, and is awaiting
final documentation from the
Ministry of Works on various
rights, titles and interests nec-
essary to complete the permit
documentation.
Meritage's chief executive,
Robert E. Schermer, said in a
statement: "We are delighted
.and appreciative of both the
Prime Minister and the Gov-
ernment for their oversight in
assisting us in obtaining the
necessary approvals.
"This is the result of a timely
and extensive effort to satisfy


opments.
"Both Rock Sound Bay and
Northside Beach are designed
to provide affordable resort
accommodations, and will also.
provide, in the near term,
affordable accommodations to
support the pending develop-
ment of the 884-acre develop-
ment.
"I believe Meritage is poised
to be a leading catalyst for
development on South
Eleathera. The company seeks
best-of-class operators that
share our vision of low-rise,
high quality, lifestyle for South
Eleuthera."


A US-based resort develop-
er yesterday announced that
the Government had 'approved
in principle' its plans to acquire
two oceanfront sites for resi-
dential resort development in
Eleuthera.
Meritage Hospitality
Bahamas Ltd, a subsidiary of
Meritage Hospitality Group,
said the two locations involved,
the Rock Sound Bay and
Northside Beach properties,
were located within and adja-
cent to Rock Sound, Eleuthera.
The purchases are only
approved in principle, though,
meaning that Meritage must
fulfill certain conditions for the
project to move forward.
Meritage's purchase is con-
ditional upon approvals from
the Government, and the clos-
ing of a larger and separate
884-acre parcel development
on South Eleuthera for a large-


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Albany aims for extra $400m


bOOSt lor construction


be among those best-placed to
access financing, given that they
will be among the lowest credit
risk as high-net worth individu-
als, with access to extensive liq-
uid cash resources of their own.
Albany has also been working
with several financial institutions
to ensure the availability of suit-
able mortgage products for its
potential clients.
Mr Anand said Albany had
obtained all its necessary subdi-
vision and Ministry of Works
approvals in principle. The 'in
prmclple' relates to the perfor-
mance bonds that the developers
will release to the Ministry once


the re-routing of south-west Bay
Street is resolved.
"The bonds are in place.
They've not yet been released to
the Ministry by us, because we're
just waiting to settle the road
issue, but that will be formalised
pretty quickly."
With Albany having signed the
Hotels Encouragement Act
agreement with the Government
before Christmas, the only
remaining issue to be decided is
the price the Government, using
funds provided by Albany, will
pay to private landholders to
acquire property necessary to re-
route south-west Bay Street
away from the resort develop-
ment.
The Government has already
compulsorily acquired the land
and owns it, the final act being to
pay the landowners their funds
and vest the land in the Crown -
something that merely involves
registering the land.
Mr Anand said that the Gov-
ernment had received the
appraisals valuing the land to be
acquired, and had offered the
landowners a price 30 per cent
higher than the average price of
the two appraisals.
Albany has been projected to
inject a cumulative $1 billion in
extra gross domestic product
(GDP) into the Bahamian econ-
toemyover its ft ticyansof lexi
jobs once it becomes fully oper-
ational.
The economic impact assess-
ment, conducted in conjunction
with the former government, had
shown that the Albany Project
would generate 700 permanent,
full-time jobs. A further 400
"indirect and induced" jobs
would be generated from entre-
preneurial ventures and other
spin-offs.
The economic study also
showed that Albany would gen-
erate $400 million mn property
taxes for the Government dur-
ing its first 12 years' in existence,
with the $1 billion GDP impact
fove tbe tsamset timln ooinm
operational phases.
In 2017, the Albany Project is
expected to generate $67 million
in annual GDP from ongoing
operations alone, according to
the economic impact assessment.


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FROM page 1B
opers hoped the project would
be open by Christmas 2009,
something he acknowledged was
"a pretty aggressive timetable".
Albany was sufficiently well.
capitalised, and had financing in
place, to not be affected by the
global liquidity andecredit crunch,
Mr Anand added.
The only potential negative
impact this might have, he
acknowledged, was on potential
. ..real estate~buyers being. able to
access mortgage financing at the
right price or at all.
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Tuesday, 8 January 200 8 C FA L;`
BISX 1 ISTED & TRADED SECU flIES ifT N WW~.5 m~d);J;KAti@dl~ Folt McilE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 2,065.30 / CHG -0.12 /%$CHG -0.01 / YTD -1.45 / YTD % -0.07
',n LC util , Pre.,.0US Cloi Todda'S C~lose Change L7J1, 31 EPS.i'C. F. ',a r eer
11.80 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.9 3390/o
9.1 8 03 Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00 0.612 0.260 15.7 2.71%
0 85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.188 0.030 4.5 3.53
24 135 ahamas Waste 36 0.0 .8 .9 27 2
12.05 10.00 Cable Bahamnas 12.05 12.05 0.00 1 030 0 240 1 1.7 1.99
3.15 1.90 Colina Holdings 3.15 3.15 0.00 0 031 0.0?40 101.6 1.27
850 4.18 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 8.40 8.40 0.00 0 426 0.260 19.7 3.10
22 4.4 ctso isdated Water BDRs 5.14. -01 0. 92 0 050 38.8 %.
7.25 5.70 Famguard 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.713 0.280 1. 3.86
12.95 12.02 Finco 12.95 12.95 0.00 0.829 0.570 `15.6 4.40
14.75 14.15 FirstCaribbean 14.60 14.60 0.00 0.914 0.470 16.0 32%
6.10 5.18 Focol (S) 5.18 5.18 0.00 0.359 0.140 14.4 2170%:
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.77 0.77 0.00 0.017 0.000 45.3 0.00
8.00 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.300 17.6 4.14%
11.00 8.60 J. S. Johnson 11.00 11.00 0.00 1.059 0.590 10.4 536
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate Fdl1to.0 r-he Iseurd 0.00 1 167 O 600? 8.660%
5w-Hi 5 L~ .E.,rrd-.l tir] I 45K I Last Prace rrel .. F /E Yield
14.60 14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.160 1.185 13.4 8.12
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80
054 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.20 -0.0237 0.000 N/M 0.00
Colina Over-The-Counter Securitres
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 4.450 2.750 9.0 6.70
14.60 14.00 Baham~as Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1 160 1 25 13.4 7.71%
0.55 0.40 RiND H-old~ings O.45IX LiteoMtalFud 0.45 -0 030 0.000 N/M 0.00
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.0 2 Fid3 olina MSIh P rr d Fun 1 006"***
1 2827 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.282687'
11.8(192 -11.3545 Fidolity Prime Income Fund 11.8192^**
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008, PAGE 5B


SBy CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Bahamian economy is
expected to grow by between 3.5
per cent to four per cent in 2008,
the minister of state for finance
said yesterday, despite potential
threats from high oil prices and
the broadening impact of the US
subprime mortgage crisis.
Zhivargo Laing told the
Bahamas Business Outlook con-
ference that economic growth
will be underpinned by foreign
investment projects in tourism
and industry, combined with a
modest recovery in tourism out-
put and a robust public sector
capital development pro-
gramme.
The latter will include major
.road enhancements such as the
New Providence Road Improve-
ment Programme, with an esti-
mated cost of $120 million, and
the Lynden Pindling Interna-
tional Airport expansion and
redevelopment, forecast to cost
$400 million.
While the forecasted growth is
"not at the unprecedented level
of 6.8 per cent real GDP growth
achieved in 1998 which fostered
a historically low level of unem-
ployment, it does equal the rate
achieved in 1999 and is a robust
level for this decade", the min-
ister said.
Mr Laing added that the eco-
nomic forecasts for many coun-
tries has been impacted by the


"precipitous rise in crude oil
prices", causing the Internation-
al Monetary Fund (IMF) to
revise its 2008 forecast for world
output growth down to 4.8 per
cent from the 5.2 per cent
expected in 2007, and 5.4 per
cent achieved in 2006.
Noting the challenges likely
to face the US, Mr Laing said
the Bahamian tourism sector
could be impacted.
"From a policy perspective,
we will seek to ensure that bour
tourism marketing initiatives are
able to tap into other markets
such as Canada, Western
Europe and, to a lesser extent,
Asia, which have all benefited
from the sustained depreciation
of the US dollar.
"To the extent that we are
successful, these gains should
compliment the ongoing initia-
tives to expand domestic tourism
capacity, and secure a stable to
improved outturn for tourism
earnings in 2008," Mr Laing
said.
Liquidity should strengthen as
well, the' minister said, support-
ed by foreign direct investment
and tourism inflows, plus stable
interest rates.
Mr Laing said the Govern-
ment supports the ongoing
efforts to enhance the growth
and development of the Bahami-
an capital markets by making
foreign currency resources avail-
able to local brokers/dealers for
the development of Bahamian
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IMust Sell Lot No. 597
Gardens

SAll that lot of land havingan area of3,200 s q ftben
lot 597 Melvern Road of the subdivision known as
II I I Yellow Elder Gardens, the said subdivision is situated
in the southern district of New Providence Bahamas.
..W~g" This property is comprised of a 26 yr old single family
i resi ence consisting of approximately 1,510O sq.
~ r~g~glO~". of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms including
Master bedroom, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room,
kitchen and utility room. The residence also consists
of a front porch and two patios.
The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including
driveway and walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing.
Appraisal: $133,395.00
Traveling west along Melvern Road from the sport center road, follow the road to the left. the sub ect
property is the 5th property left situated between Zris Court and Richie Court, painted White trimmed yel ow.


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Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is rectangular in
shape and zoned multi family -single family.
Appraisal: $171,440.00
This property is about 230ft West of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the North Side of Hill Side Road.

Investment Opportunity Must Sell
Lot No. 20, Block 1 unit 3 Fortune Point Subdivision all that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq ft, being Lot No.20 block 1 unit 3 of the subdivision known and designated as fortune point
subdivision Freeport, Grand Bahama.. duplex property zoning with a rectangle shape.
Appraisal: $38,000.00

Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock Crusher and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence,
Bahamas. This property is zoned multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately
1,566 sq. ft. of e-nclosedl living space with a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson Street, go though the corner 9ll the way to the dead end. The property is
located behind the chain linked fence at the back of the yard.

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma
All that paredl or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas.
The property is located on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00



LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90) ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of
(100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity of a
white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately
80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running
thereon for a distance of 393.13 hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a
distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having an area of approximately 44,714 sq,
ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two.miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
and is bounded and abuttingl as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited,
and running thereon for a d stance of 390.274 hundredth.ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the
property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955 hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial development and is quiet and
peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.


MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,687 sq. ft. and designated "F" which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward
of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardlj, by the land now or formerly the property of
Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon-for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly
by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 hundredth ft.
this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00


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LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES

i s.~ '* ~ ~" All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq.
rri ft., being lot #1 of the Subdivision known as
Western Shores Phase II, the said Subdivision
am situated in the Western District of New Providence,
j i Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a
single structure comprising of a single family
residence consisting of approximately 2,430 sq.
~Pa~ft. of enclosed living space. The residence
comprises of 3-bedroom with closets, 2 1/2
bathrooms; living/dining rooms, study, kitchen,
utility room, porch and enclosed garagP with electronic door. The land appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The
grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool.
The yard is enclosed with walls.
Appraisal. $753,570.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is
Located on the left near Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white-


.; k.~ All that piece parcel or lot of land and
;-~a; improvements situated mn the settlement
.I ,.'''. of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,
-i..i .k and comprising of approximately 13,547
sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8
ft above sea level. This site encompasses
a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom,
kitchen, living and dining room. the home however is consisted of 2 se arate
constructions; 613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity, water, cable and
telephone.
Appraisal: $112,000.00.
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.


r.


LOT NO. 382 WINTON MEADOWS
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft.
being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton
pl~~~~1r~ -l p t- . -:ir Meadows, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern District of
4-* Lthe Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised
1 II .LIm~rdof a 24 year old single family residence with an attached efficiency
ti, forerld nga arpoart) cons sr h-of98pspqoxmbtaek p,6t5 -38qft. oe
nm:.:..._ .,,I t 1111,, building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment,
rl~l11111~ 1111 I~nlthe house is comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, inclusive of
a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room,
family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen
downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other
amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat
terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition,
including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with
flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed along the sides with
chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that ar top~pd wth ea ra lngs, and metal gates at the front and back.
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, tumn right onto
Meadows Bdulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house orathe left side painted
beige trimmed white.


blocks, ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.


~lpraisal: $265,225.00


APPRAISAL: $51,421.00


This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"


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Eleuthera Island Shores
;Uic-- "q jsSFq~: Subdivision LOT NO. 1,
auraBLOCK NO. 45,
SECTION E, ELEUTHERA ISLAND
SHORES
.. - RE
t~~~s~ .All that piece parcel or lot of land having
-4 ,an area of 9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in
Block 45, Section "E" in the subdivision
'called and known as Eleuthera Island
: ~Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity
of Batchet our, on to .sland of Elclera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahams. This site encompasses a two storey building which is approximately 14 yrs old and
is abandoned. There is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level,
approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room,
dining room, den, kitchen, and utility roorh. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately
148sq. ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services
available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.


HAMILTON'S, LONG
ISLAND


DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

-'~- 3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no.
18b with an area for a small shop. Age 12 years
the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town
Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest
Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter
acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block
structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape
in design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50
x( 22 ft., 2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete











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ISANDYPORT Appraisal: $300,000.00
All that lot of land having an area of 9,626 square feet, being lot number 40,
of the subdivision known as SandyPort, altuate in the Western District of
New Providence. The property Is Irregular in shape, is on a level grade and
zoned as single family residential. An electrical connection outlet is located
near the property. The property is located on Sandy Port Drive just on the
bend before Governor's Clay on the Southern Side of the road.


AHl that lot of land having an area of
;--i--L~- --:R~i.-i6,794 square feet, of 'the subdivision
known as Vista Marina, situate in the
c: 1 ~IWestern Distrilct of New Providence.
The property is on a level grade and
~I" F~ ~''Zoned as single family residential.
rLocated on the subject property is a 7-
`;;.year-old single family two storey
Residence consisting of approximately
2,756 square feet of enclosed living space, The ground floor comprises one
bathroom, laundry room, dining room, sunken living room, family room,
kitchen, entrance and rear porch. The first floor comprises three, bedrooms,
two bathrooms, and a balcony overlooking the ocean. The Master Bedroom is
very large and features a walk in cedar lined closet. Windows are double
glazed hurricane impact. Ventilation is by central air conditioning and ceiling
fans. There is also a swimming pool.
Directions: Take West Bay Street heading West to Go Slow Bend, continue
West just before reaching the Moorings, subject is located on the left hand
side of West Bay Street-



GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00
All that piece parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21, Albacore
Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Ro~ad, Unit 2, Greening Glade
Subdivision, F~reeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580 sq. ft.
and zoned as multi-family residential.


AHf that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq. ft. being lot No.
20, Block 1 Unit 3 of the Subdivision known and designated as Forrtune
Point Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Duplex property zoning with
a rectangle shape.

LINCOLN GREEN, CANEBY CLOSE Appraisal: $38,500.00
Unit 5, Block: 17, Lot #48 Smngle family residence, Clearwater Close-
Located on fresh water canal. Approximately 17,404 sq. ft.

LOT No. 37 BLOCK 33
CHURCHILL COURT, BAHAMIA MARINA
& BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION, FREEPORTF,
GIRAND BAHAMWA Appraisal: $337,000.00


All that piece, parcel or lots 12571~ and 1257~2, Bahama Sound of Exuma
10, total area of 20,000 square feet. Bahama Sound is ar sudivision
situate at the southwestern portion of the Foreast Estate between the
settlements of Southside, and Richmond Hill, Great Exuma, Bahamals.


PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT
ELEUT"HERA Apprarisal: $1 12,1~05.00
All that piece, parcel or lot of land 2,743 feet Earst of the junction of the
Palmetto Point road and main Eleuthera Highway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses at 28-yealr-old single storey concrete structure of
approximately 832 square feet of enclosed floor space inclusivre of shop
spaces and rest room facilities,


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The ~subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on this
if?.. property is a single story
single family dwellmng of
2,800 square feet of living
80~ space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a
sunken living room with
. fireplace and chimney, a

adj iig ludy n
storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
auxiliary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in
closet and private bathroom.


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Noe. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES


Appraisal: $930,000.00
All that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as
Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District
on the island of. New
Providence.
Located on the subject
property is a newly
constructed single story


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Apartment 402, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
LOt 4, IBlock GN, Edward Birch Curt, Bahamian North


LOT 1188 SCOTT AVE, EAST
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA


SECTION 1I SUBDIVISION,
Appraisal: $^140,000.00


structure comprising 6,000
feet of living space with a three Car Garage.
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator
room.
Location: From SurperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into
Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westriidge D~rive. Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the road.
...........................
LOT #18 BLOCK #27 VENIC.E BAY Appraisal $383,855.00

#2'7 of the subdivision known as Venice
Bay Annex, situate in the Western .
District of New Providence. The
property is on a level grade and zoned
as multi family residential. Located on


section consisting two town house s
about 80% completed and designated -a &
units 3 and 4 and is the subject of this appraisal. This section has a square
footage of approximately 2,490 square feet and a porth of 200 square feet.
Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading West, turn onto Bacardi Road
heading South. Proceed past Millers Pond. Just before reaching Bacardi, turn
Right no p ved mard just past the pond. Subject is located on the Right


Appraisal: $1 08,000.00


The property is 89 x 100 ft and
rectangular in shape. The land
is elevated approximately 15
ft above road level and
approximately 25 ft above sea
level. Located on this property
is a twenty-year-old three
bedroom, two bathroom,
living, dining, kitchen and
laundry room house. The
structure requires much
attention.


Apraisal: $1 70 000.00


Appraisal $686,374.40 1


ITrapezium shaped lot 35
ft. above sea level
comprising 10,000 sq. ft.


kitchen, living/dining
area and porch.
(Building is in need of
repairs).


Appraisal: $673,075.00


Appraisal: $38,000.00


Appraisal: $20,000.00


AHl that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot Nlo. 37 of the
subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamiia Section 4
Subdi isiong aF3 ey r I d ndu lexa sran ur wch honovhr a poxi at lyt u 018
square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-hedrooms, 2-bathroom with private
Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining room, full service kitchen, a
laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen and storage closet. The
property is fully secured by anx foot plastic coated chain-link fence runs along
the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot wall, with S foot pillars at
front with electronic gate.


FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMIINIUMIV Appraisal: $73,000.00


"j~%?~


ABACO


PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN CROWN
ALLOTMENT, MURPHY TOWN, ABACO.


VISTA MAIRINA


EXUMA A


DUPLEX IN LOT 6625
BAHAMA SOUND No. 8, EAST, EXUMA


EXUJMA


LOT No. 20, BLOCK 1, UNIT 3
FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION


CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 1130
EXUM~A HARBOUR SUBDIVISION
The subject property is located
on Kmigway Road and is
developed with an area of
I ~20,000 square feet. Situated
rj thereon is a residence
I~riil~.\ comprised of 3,645 square feet
of living accommodations,
I :. !I nclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2
baths, with laundry and utility
i spaces and a two bedroom one
bath` guest cottage of 600
1;~h square feet. The property is
fenced with white picket fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion
of the property.


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UPGRADE, from 1B

ones needed to be torn down-
"This investment adds up to
$1.5-$2 billion," Mr Townend
told the Bahamas Business Out-
look Conference. "We think we
are probably being conserva-
tive." Health care needs were
not included among his esti-
mates.
He pointed out that the Gov-
ernment's capital works Budget,
which for 2007-2008 stands at
$250 million, paled into insignif-
icance alongside the financing
requirements. Much of the Gov-
ernment's capital budget was
also taken up by maintenance
costs, rather than new infra-
structure.
And with the Bahamas'
national debt mnching ever-closer
to $3 billion, and the debt-to-
GDP ratio standing at 46 per
cent, the Government did not
have much scope for increasing
the size of its capital budget.


The only solution for meeting
the Bahamas' infrastructure gap,
Mr Townend suggested, was to
find creative ways to attract pri-
vate investment to finance such
schemes, a private-public part-
nership (PPP) that had been
utilised extensively in the UK
and other developed economies,
"Where is the $2 billion going
to come from? It has to come
from the private sector. It has to
be a private/public partnership,"
Mr Townend said. Regional
economies had long under-
invested in infrastructure, Mr
Townend said, not realising the
economic growth this could spur.
To enhance the Bahamas' eco-
nomic competitiveness and shake
it out of its lethargy, Mr Tow-
nend said this nation needed to
"reinvent" its core industries.
He pointed to the Bahamas
Financial Services Board
(BFSB), which had sent out
numerous requests for proposal
(RFP) on projects to restructure
the financial services industry.
Describing this as "fantastic", Mr.


Townend said the Baham ils
needed to "executc" on whatev-
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He also said the Babumas
needed to invest more heavily in~
its financial services indlustry,
asking conference alttendee:s to,
"imagine" what would ha~ppen; if
this nation could double I he
4,000 people currently empl~oy.~ d
in it.
Financial services. Mr Tow~-
nend said, created "enolncrmous"
wealth-creating spin-offs. andc the2
impact from doubling its cu~rrelnt
1.5 per cent contribution to, GD)P
would be significant.
The Bahamas also needed to
entice and solicit investors to
come to the Bahamas. MI Tow-
nend said. "The likes ofI Aon, the
likes of Goldman Sachs, why
aren't they here?" he asked.
The Bahamas also needed to
rescue and restore value froml
loss-making public assets. Mr1:
Townend pointing out that
Bahamasxair could b~e restrue.
tured but it had "to be moved
on quickly".
BEC and the Bahamulss
Telecommunications Comnpainy
(BTC) also had immense vrluee
in them that needed to he
unlocked for the public goodl.
The Bahamas also needed to
"build schools for the future",l
Mr Townend arguedl, that weree
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And Bahamian businesses~
ni dgooto de gvn op runi
the Caribbean, Mr Townend3
said, adding that he w~as disap;
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SBy LOUISE STORY
c.2008 New York Times
News Service

CORKPORATION'IS and
shoppers ini the U~nited States
spent more than $54 million
last year on c~arb~on off~set
credits toward tree planting,
wind farmns, solar plants and
other projects to balance the
emissions created by, say,
using a laptop computer or
flying on a\ jet.
But where exactly is that
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The Federal T'rade Com-
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question Tuesday in its first
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Continental Airlines lets
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General Electric and Bank
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Most suppliers of carbon
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question. By comparison, an
offset sold by Dell for three
years' use of a notebook com-
puter costs $2.
To supply and manage the
carbon offsets, big consumer
brands are turning to a grbw-
ing number of little-known
companies, like TerraPass,
and nonprofits, like Carbon-
fund.org. These interme~di-
aries also cater to corpora-
tions that want to become
"carbon-neutral" by purchas-
ing offsets for the carbon
dioxide they release.
Majoras of the FTC point-
ed out that spokesmen for
events like the Super Bowl
and the Academy Awards
have recently started saying
they are carbon-neutral
(though the Academy
Awards drew criticism for the
way its offsets were handled).
The FTC has not accused
anyone of wrongdoing nei-


their the providers of carbon
offsets nor the consumer
brands that sell them. But
environmentalists say and
the FTC's hearings suggest -
that it is only a matter of time
until the market faces greater
scrutiny from the government
or environmental organiza-
tions.
"Is there green substance
behind the green sparkle?"
said Daniel C Esty, director
of the Center for Business
and the Environment at Yale
University and author of
"LGreenl to Gold," a book
about how companies use
environmental strategies to
their advantage. "The carbon
market is a leading example
of the challenge of making
sure that when people put
their money into what they
hope will improve their plan-
et, that there is real follow-
through."
Carbon offsets are essen-
tially promises to use money
in a way that will reduce car-
bon emissions. Panelists at
the FTC's session on Tuesday
raised a number of questions
about certifications behind
the claims, wondering if the
offset companies might be
double-counting carbon
reductions that would have
happened even without their
efforts.


As more companiess use olT-
set programs to create an
env:irollnmntal h:alo over Iheir
products. the commission saiid
it was growing increasingly
concerned that some green
marketing assrrtions were not
substantiated. Environmen-
talists have a word for1 such
misleading advertising:
"greenwashing."
With the rapid growth of
green programs like carbon
of~fsets, "there's a heightened
potential for deception," said
Deborah Platt Majoras, chair-
woman of the commission.
The FTC has not updated
its environmental advertising
guidelines, known as the
Green Guides, since 1998.
Back then, the agency did not
create definitions for phrases


that are common now like
renewable energy, carbon o'f-
sets and sustainabllity.
F'or now. it is soliciting
coimments onl how to update
its guidelines and is gathering
information about how car-
bon-offset programs work.
Consumers seem to be con-
fronted with green-sounding
offers at every turn. Volkswa-
gen told buyers, last year that
it would offset their first year
of driving by planting in what
it called the VW Forest in the
lower Mississippi alluvial val-
ley (the price starts at $18).
Dell lets visitors to its site
fill their shopping carts with
carbon offsets for their print-
ers, computer monitors and
even for themselves (the last
a~t a cost of $99 a year).


There is even disagreement
over how much carbon diox-
ide can be neutralized by
tree-planting, which is the
type of offset that is easiest to
grasp.
Carbonfund.org, for exam-
ple, which provides offsets to
companies like Amtrak, U-
Haul and Allstate, uses the
offset money in three ways: to
plant trees; to subsidize wind
and solar power so that it can
be sold at more competitive
prices; and to purchase cred-
its on the Chicago Climate
Exchange, which barters
among hundreds of compa-
nies trying to reduce their
emissions.
Even the companies that
market carbon offsets say
they have wondered if the
providers wyere living up to
their promises. When Gaiam,
a yoga-equipment company,
began selling offsets for ship-
ping to consumers through
the Conservation Fund, a
nonprofit organization, Chris
Fischer, the company's gener-
al manager, says he insisted
on visiting one of the tree
sites in Louisiana.
"Not only did I want to
know it existed, I wanted to
make sure it was being done
the way they said it was being
done," Fischer said. "It's not
just 'did they do it?' it's
'did they do it right?"'
Gaiam has sold more than
$200,000 in offset credits in
dhelast two years, Fischer
Other companies have not
ta imdin t sesuccs mar
Delta Air Lines began selling
flight offsets $5.50 for
idom sic ro ndtripss andb$11
has so far not sold as many as
it had hoped, said Jena
Thompson, director of Go
ZeroSM programme at the
Conservation Fund, which
manages Delta's offsets.
Delta is trying to draw
more attention to the pro-
caramb hs ont hkbo seningeup
Sun~dance Film Festival in
Park City, Utah.
The airline did not consider
increasing all ticket prices by
!~tireYlet>f carbon offsets
.~bcap~se customers are price-
s~ensritive, a spokeswoman,
Betsy Talton, said.

frevooffswts teoneehas on d
purchased a car in the last
five mondhs. The offsets co er

driver, a spokesman, Keith
Price, said.
The company also gave cus-
tomers the chance to buy off-
sets for additional years, an
option that Price said had
proved most popular in
Southern California and the
suburbs of Boston.


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Speaker Biography: Dr. H-enschel, longtime managing director of Wecstl I)
Research GmbH, now is a senior consultant for WestLB AG. Fromt 200# rto
2003, he was the founding president of the Gennan CF A Society and
currently serves as the board's liaison chair and as a President's Council
Representative for the EMEA-West region. Dr. Henschel served on the
investment committees of a number of investment funds, was a membehr of`
the board of INQU~IRE, (11e Institute for Quantitative Investment Research.1
Europe), and served oh the CFA Institute Global Council and Corporatre
Govemance Task Force. He is the author of three books and numerous
articles Oil economics and investment research. is a frequent speakel o~n
methodology of investment research and cunrent investment strategy, andJ is
actively involved in the discussion of regulatory issues with the Germltan and1~
European regulartory authorities. Dr. Henschel studied economics. bu~sinecss
adtminlistrartion, anldpolitic:al science at F~reie U.niversitact in Berllin and~ knor~,
College in Galesburg, IL, as well as in Paris and Bochum, Germany. 11 a~:lso,
served as a part-timne lecturer at various universities.


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Deadhine for applications wyill be
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008, PAGE 11B


THE TRIBUNE


Heads of Agreement before
any new deal and extra
investment incentives are
considered.


FROM page 1B

life of me why Baha Mar has
not been approved.
"It's a huge project, requir-
ing lots and lots of people, and
is going to ensure hundreds of
jobs for ~Bahamians, and revi-
talise another tourist area in
Nassau. My position is: My
God, what could be holding it
up."
Baha Mar has been seek-
ing to negotiate a supple-
mental Heads of Agreement
with the Government to
account for the fact that the
cost of its proposed project
has increased from $1 bil-


lion to $2.4 billion. The
April 6, 2005, Heads of
Agreement signed between
Baha Mar and the Christie
government was for a $1 bil-
lion project.
Baha Mar first sought a
supplemental Heads of
Agreement with the
Christie administration, as
it was crucial to cementing
its relationship with Har-
rah's, the Caesar's Enter-
tainment parent, which
would take a 43 per cent
equity stake in the project,
and Starwood.
Yet no agreement was
concluded before the May
2 general election, and the


In graham government's
position has been that Baha
Mar must start fulfilling its
obligations under the first


MONTHLY SPEAKER LUNCHEON EVENT


2'007/200800~cers&Drectors
President
Krlstina M. Fox, CFA
CIT'Holdings Ltd
PO Box SS-19140. Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242) 363 1501 Fax: (242) 363 1502
Email: kf(&cit.co.uk
Vice-President
David Ramirez, CFA
Picket Bank & Itust Ltd.
PO Box N-41873, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242) 302 2217 Fax: (2412) 327 6610
Email:dr~amirez~pictt~com

Ch:-.::her Dorsett, CFA
Citigroup C'orp~orate & Investment Bank
POB 22T) 30 86 8Fax :B2 02 8569
Email: Christopher.a.dorsett(&citiatoup~corn

Snat Beneby, CFA
scotialuast
PO Box N 3016, Na~ssau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 .5700 Fax: (242) 326 0991
Email: son ia.ben eby~isc~otistrust.com
Programminfe e
EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
PO Box SS 6289, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 5400 Fax: (2412) 502 5428
E-mail: katen.pinlder(Re.fghank.om
Education
Pamela Muserove,a CF
ColinaFinancial Advisors, Ltd.
PO Box CB 12407, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: <242> 5o2 7oos Fax: (212) 356 34q,
Emrail: pmusgrove(a~cfal.com
Warren Pustam, CFA
Pictet Bank & 'Bust Ltd-
Po Box N-4873, N-ss Baa
Ph: (242) 302 2222 Fax: (242) 327 6614
Ernail: w Pstanuhilotmail.com
Geneen Riviere
Pearl Investment Management Limited
PO B2xM N 0, N~au, Ba lantu 80
Email : eneenl ,rivi ere pe~pfarl- investmlenlt-
mnlnralEment.om
Past President
Darid Slatter, CFA
PO Box N123, Nassau, Bahamnas
Ph: (242) 393 2007
Emlail: dslaltterdkome .comn bs



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Topic:

Date:
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Location:
Speaker:

Cost:


Reservations:


"Beyond Behavioral Finance the Neuroscience of
Investment Behavior"
Friday, January 18L 2008
12:00 pm General Meeting
12:30 pml Speaker
Please arrive promptly!
British Colonial HIlton
Dr. Helmut Henschel
Senior Consultant for WestLB AG

Members $25.00 Non-Members $35.00)
(If paying by cheque, please make cheque puayale to: CRI;\
Society of The Bahamas)
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Technology Project Leader


ROLE RESPONJSIBILITIES
Reporting to our Deputy Technology Head, the position is
responsible for all phases of the technology project management
ifecyde. stay responsibilities include documenting business
. requirements, preparing project plans, writing technical design
documents, coordinating production support, overseeing user
acceptance testing and managing all related project estimates and
financial budgel~s. Additional responsibilities include ensuring
adherence to all intemal tebchnology standards and controls,
information security requirements and any related policies.


KNOWLEDGUl SKILLS REQUIRED
Candidates murst possess a Bachelors degree in Information
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to seven years of related experience,
Successfu candidate should have excellent knowledge of Oracle
10g and SQL Databases. Excellent project management skills,
8000@ Oral and written communication skills, and proved
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* Innovative problem solving and management skills are expected
* Supervisory experience in demanding assignments
The Director of the Performing Arts Centre will report directly to the Dean, Faculty Liberal and Fine
Arts.

oheDirector PC is a full time permanent position with standard College benefits and a probationary

Salary Range: $ 39,746 $58,599

3. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CAMPUS LIFE (2)
(Oakes Field and Northern Bahamas Campus)

POSition
The Assistant Director of Campus Life (ADCL) helps to develop, design, and implement a range of
services to promote the social, cultural, fitness and recreational needs of students at a College/University.
These services include such functional areas as: advising student government and other student
organizations; co-curricular activities which enhance students' practical and community-service experience;
activities which develop students' awareness and appreciation of multi-cultural social conditions; activities
which develop students' leadership skills; and activities which support students' physical fitness and
recreational needs.

Roles
The ADCL is required to have extensive cooperative and collaborative relationships with faculty, students,
staff, the general public and with professionals in peer organizations. The ADCL is expected to represent
the College/University in a positive manner and to collaborate with academic and student services
departments to contribute to retention of students.

Duties
* Assist with coordination of the student development course and first year experience program.
* Be responsible for developing student development activities to engage students at all levels of
their academic studies
Assist with supervising the College of Bahamas Student Union and completing an ongoing needs
assessment to determine if new clubs and organizations are needed and which are not functiomung
and need to be dropped or revitalized.
Assist in planning and managing budget for student clubs and organizations
Assist in identifying survey instruments used in the field of higher education that help in monitoring
and evaluating the status of student satisfaction; determining student expectations; student experience
and other such instruments
To assist in the establishment and articulation of and monitoring of standards of practice ~of
Fraternities and Sororities on College Campus
Assist in coordinating Dorm activities and programs
Coordinate liaisons with in the college/university and internal community service activities (i.e.
Outreach to adult learners etc.)
Develop the competencies to use the program planning mechanism of the Log Frame, and conduct
focus groups as a means of putting in place a coordinate system of intervention and monitoring
and evaluation Campus Life initiatives

QUalificatiORS & Experience
A Postgraduate degree in College Student Personnel, Higher education, or Student Development with
at least 2 years experience in the field of College Student Personnel/Higher Education/Student development/
and also Dorm administration in a University/College environment.

Salary Scale: $28,107 $42,771

4. POSITION: CAMPUS LIFE OFFICER
> : r : a *** --
The Campus kife Officer (CLO) is. primarily responsible~for assisting theDirector of Campus Life,
(Ml) and Asdisfait.Director of Campus Life P~(ADCL) in planning and exdhititii~g programs ad projects
related to Campus life and its related initiatives. The CLO serves as an advocate for students and other
stakeholders in the community, and will help to facilitate initiatives that the community needs in order
to facilitate growth and development of all campus stakeholders Although, the student population will
be the first and foremost focus of attention, the CLO is expected to operate using and ecological perspective
that acknowledges that quality of life of the students is dependent on the quality of life of faculty, staff,
and administrators alike.

Duties

1) Assist the Director of Campus Life (DCL) in completing needs assessments of the community of
students on all campuses of the College/University of the Bahamas
2) Help to foster, monitor and evaluate strong student clubslorganization/ government;
3) Help to monitor and evaluate the student experience and quality of life through periodically updating
student experience and quality of life indicators;
4) Assist with publishing a campus life monthly new letter
5) Advocate for students with special needs;
6) Assist with managing an e-counselling/online counselling program.
7) Engage students through assisting in coordinating orientation, workshops, debates, campus worslup,
as well as recreation activities in partnership with the wellness centre, and the honours program.
8) Help to facilitate campus life support groups and personal growth groups etc.
9) Help coordinate life skills training workshops and seminars


Qualifications
A Masters degree is preferred in Higher Education/Education/Social Science related field. However, a
BA/BS degree will be considered with related experience. Applicants should have experience working
with young people (or late adolescents and should be a self starter and have the ability to plan and
network. Applicant must be articulate and able to conduct presentations and workshops. Experience
working with Greek organizations would be a plus. Word processing skills and the ability to produce
power point presentations will be necessary. Ability to communicate (i.e. oddly, and written) mn another
language will also be an asset.
Salary Scale: $24,580 $37,180


5. CAMLIPUS LIFE ASSISTANT

Campus Life Assistant (CLA) will assist all staff of the Campus Life department in carrying out the
initiatives of the Campus Life Department.

Primary responsibilities:
(1) To assist the CLO in facilitating activities
(2) To help to plan campus life initiatives
(3) To work on campus and community meetings to plan events
(4) To attend meetings related to campus life
(5) To help to facilitate campus life related support groups

Qualifications :
The Campus Life assistant should have an associate degree in Higher education/Education/ Psycholog~y/
Sociology or related fields. Candidates should
have basic word processing skills and should be articulate and able to substitute for the campus life
officer in presentations to the community as it relates to marketing the department and making presentations
on student leadership and life skills. The ability to coordinate events, and facilitate activities such as
movie nights, drama presentations, debates, and other related initiatives is necessary.
Salary Scale: $18,100 $27,100
Please visit our website at for more information about The College and to access The College's
Employment Application Form.
Interested candidates should submit a College/University of The Bahamas Employment Application,
a Comprehensive Resume and up-to-date transcripts, along with thrree work references no later than
January 25, 2008 to:


The Director:, Human Resources
Th~e College of Thte Bahramas
R! O. Box N-4912
Nassaru, N. 1,
Thte Bahamras
OR

hrapply~cob.edur.bs


Visit oucr website at www~cob.edu





VACACN IE


1. DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS & ANNUAL FUND
SUMMARY: The Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund has two primary responsibilities: to
develop The College of The Bahamas Alumni Relations Programme and to plan and deliver a successful
Annual Fund fundraising program. The incumbent will have direct responsibility for creating The College
of The Bahamas' Annual Fund Programme. The Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund will
implement preliminary plans for The College's Annual Fund and will have direct responsibility for
soliciting leadership level Annual Fund gifts. The successful candidate will be someone with strong
interpersonal, communication (both orally and written) and organisational skills who enjoys the challenge
of engaging people on a one to one level. Reporting to Mather Leigh Inc., strategic counsel to The
College of The Bahamas in the operation of alumni relations and development. This is an excellent
opportunity for someone who is a graduate of The College and who wants to serve their alma mater and
will enjoy working with others to build a new Alumni Relations and Development Department at The
College/University of The Bahamas.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Annual Fund
1. Establish The College of The Bahamas Annual Fulnd through the implementation of the
preliminary strategic plan for the COB Annual Fumd.
2. Provide continued development, evolution and implementation of new Annual Fund strategy.
3. Creates the Annual Fund solicitation, pledge chasing and gift acknowledgement and materials.
4. Creates the Annual Fund donor stewardship programme and materials.
5. In advance of alumni database utilisation, develops an electronic system for tracking annual fund
solicitations, solicitation responses and donations.
6. Segments Annual Fund prospects to determine leadership level donors and general Annual Fund
donors.
7. Face to face, telephone and email solicitations of leadership level Annual Fund gifts.
8. Engages and supports the COB Alumni Association's participation with leadership level gift
solicitations.
9. Maintains electronic/database records of alumni solicitations and contact (email, face to face,
telephone, etc).
10. Designs and implement the Staff & Faculty Fund as part of the Annual Fund Programme.

Alumni Relations
1. Participates in the development of short and long range strategic planning activities to realize
alumni engagement goals and objectives.
2. Develops and oversee the implementation of the College/University Alumni Relations.Programme
including alumni events, alumni publications, alumni communications, alumni events calendar'
alumni special projects and the annual fund.
3. Provides strategic guidance and counsel to the College/University Alumni Association on the
development and delivery of its programs and integration with the College/Umiversity Alumni
Relations Programme.
4. Oversees the successful execution of key alumni events, receptions, homecoming and reunion class
programs which builds loyalty and promotes the College in the lives of its graduates. Logistical .
support for events is provided through the Office of Communication.
5. Engages senior management in furthering the advancement of alumni relations goals and assists
in educating faculty and staff in respect of the roles they can play supporting alumni and development
generally.
6. Maintains a lost alumni tracking programme to re-engage alumni with The College.
7. Develops and keep current the College's web presence aind web, print and email communications
to alumni.
8. Provides a face and contact point for College/University alumni-
9. Works in collaboration with the Cdthiithiiicit~iifin~lkpartment provide content for and co-produce
the Alumni Magazine.
10. Work in collaboration with the President and the senior teaml to plan and deliver high quality and
strategic alumni events which serve to strengthen fundraising efforts, alumni engagement, University
transition and The College's profile within key constituencies,

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
*Ability to plan and execute a range of strategic events.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with academic leadership, faculty,
prospects, donors, and volunteers in a wide range of roles.
* Ability to exercise good judgment and to use discretion mn interactions with donors, prospects,
volunteers, and others.
* Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
* Demonstrated organizational skills and experience in managing events and other complex activities
in support of College/University objectives.
Willingness and availability to travel and to work extended hours as necessary.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
REQUIRED. *
*Bachelor's degree
Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
Demonstrated ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Exceptional analytical skills and experience in managing a program requiring analysis and strategic
planning
Demonstrated ability to organize work and to manage competing priorities and deadlines
Demonstrated proactive work ethic and ability innovate, set and meet goals
Proven accuracy and attention to detail
*Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint, Access
Database maintenance and data entry experience
Prior event planning experience a must
Demonstrated tact, diplomacy and discretion
*Excellent computer skills expected
Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
Willingness to work extended hours and on weekends and holidays if required
A team player and overall pleasant disposition
*Commitment to confidentiality

IN ADDITION, THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WELL HAVE:
Demonstrated ability to network in a professional or personal setting
Be a self-starter and able to work independently
Previous experience in fund raising, sales or marketing
Exceptional IT skills and a proficiency with databases
Good knowledge of The College

2. DIRECTOR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

The Director of the College of The Bahamas' Performing Arts Centre (PAC) is responsible for the overall
planning, marketing, scheduling, supervision, and operation of the PAC. The PAC is a modern fully
equipped 400 seat performing arts centre capable of supporting live stage productions, lectures,
symposiums, art exhibitions, movies, and concerts. The PAC features computer controlled lighting and
sound systems. It has both male and female dressing rooms, a modern concession stand and computer
based ticketing and reservation system.

The Director will have the following Primary Responsibilities:
Marketing the PAC to internal and external users
Develop policy and procedures for the operation of the PAC
*Scheduling the use of the PAC by college and external users
Coordinating support for PAC users in support of scheduled events including (but not limited to):
set design, sound and lighting system programming and design, provisions for ticketing and cash
collection, providing PAC support staff for events including security and traffic/parking control.
Operation of the PAC concession stand
*Maintenance of the PAC
Coordinating the use of the gallery space for art exhibits
*Maintenance of records and files pertaining to the operation of the PAC
Budgeting for operations of the PAC a~nd accounting for revenue and expense ICW the Controller


* Supervision of assigned and contracted support staff
*Accountability for PAC equipment and furniture inventory
* Purchasing to support the operation of the PAC and maintaining expendable supplies to support
the operation of the PAC within allocated budget

Qualifications :
*Masters degree in Fine Arts with 5 years of experience in the management and operation of a
Performing Arts Centre is preferred.
* Masters degree with 8-10 years direct experience in the management and operation of a Performing
Arts Centre is acceptable.
* Exceptional inter-personal relationship skills are required


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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, DARIO
RICARDO BRICE of Nassau, Bahamas, intend to
change my name to DARIO RICARDO DARVILLE.
If there are any objections to this change of narne
by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to
the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no' later than thirty (30) days after the date
of publication of this notice.


MBy CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

LANDING fees a~t t'he Lyn-
den Pindling International Air-
port have not changed since
1993, something that has hin-
dered proper Budgetary plan-
ning and leaving the airport ~
with a$6 million loss per year,
it was revealed yesterday.
Craig Richmond, chief exec-
utive of the Nassau Airport
Development Company
(NAD), said that while the air-
port has some of the lowest
fees in the Caribbean, the prob-
lem is that landing and terminal
fees currently cover only 33 per
cent of the airport's airside
operations and just 6 per cent
of the terminal costs, some-
thing that is "out of balance."
"Now that would not be so
bad if the non-aeronautical side
was covering the difference.
Unfortunately, they have not.
Therefore, the airport has not
been run like a proper business
where your revenues exceed
your expenses, allowing you to
budget and plan for short-term
and long-term maintenance,"
Mr Richmond said.
He added that even with the
changes NAD hd already
made, on an operating basis
the airport was still $6 million
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turn that around within five
years to make the airport more
competitive, it means its infra-
structure has suffered.
. Mr. Richmond gave a quick
formula to calculate an air-
port's viability- aeronautical
revenue plus non-aeronautical
revenue, minus operating cost,
which equals viability or finan-
cial competitiveness.
In order to be competitive
and profitable, the air and non-
air side at LPIA must be bal-
anced to ensure they are both
contributing,
To achieve this at LPIA, Mr
Richmond said NAD was look-
ing at four areas: operational
competence, financial :strength,
passenger satisfaction and staff
competitiveness.
He added that safety was
essential to the airport's com-
petitiveness, as was access for
airlines that chose to fly to the


Bahamas and gate execution.
To assist with the latter, Mr
Richmond said NAD has
recently hired gate schedulers
whose only function will be to
ensure gates are scheduled effi-
ciently.
Mr Richmond said modern
equipment and innovative pro-
cedures are also essential. In
the case of LPIA, he said this
iricludes itew parking, flight
information display and new
signage at the baggage claim
to indicate which carousel con-
tains the baggage from a par-
ticular flight.
To increase non-aeronauti-
cal revenues, NAD has added
six vending machines and hot
beverage machines ,with more
vendors to be added as well as
additional shopping opportu-
nities.
Mr Richmond said NAD was
also looking at decreasing its


operating costs, and said that
soon the upstairs screening
point will be eliminated to help
make it a better experience for
passengers.
The new baggage system, to
be one of the most sophisticat-
ed in the region will cost $25-30
million upon completion'
While all these changes are
vital, Mr Richmond said that
it was also essential that air-
port staff be competitive and
well-trained, multi-skilled in
normal and emergency situa-
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lights are already flashing for Mark as17
in today's puzzle. Furhoff's rooks r
are disconnected, and the h8 piee
is blocked by its own king.
I neanohe lB ynel has an ope
other inviting diagonals and files \I 2
for his queen and bishop. Just one
snag, though. White's d5 pawn is
subject toa triple attack from
queen, rook and bishop, and to 7( 8 3
advance it would fall for I d677
Qxg2 mate. If Black gets the chance
for 8xd5, he will nlot only renew the bc d fgh
threat to g2 but hlis bishop will also
defend f7. White needs to act fast.
What is hris winning move?
LEONARD BARDEN


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17 18 19 20

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22 23 24 25
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1 Partial cover for hand (6)
2 The position in here, for example (6)
3 Like an outcast utimatep unwashed (4)
4 Caualawarkr laway ick? (7)
S l~e pacefor ire llwers (2,3) *
6 A game of touch, essentially? (5)
8 Could it have been part of Ismailia?

9 Allowed cash for a centre of
qutaude (3)
12 Couldit giveone a bitof a frght on
the road? (3)
13 Stwinmanagingone's needs (5)
15 Halfanhouarotoftherainna
tendon Lanel 5)
18 Not aSaxon way to fish (5)
19 Boasting no sting, it doesn'thbite
either (3)
20 In away, it's known for having no
room 3)
21 Placed hidden in tali grass, ars swell
knovn (7)
22 Staleness is too much for him (3)
23 Half dead with little money, but
respectable (6)
241 The immortal love cracet (4)
25 Mostly German non-intage
winrel(6)
26 Upset by a aked Ilp, in away (5)
27 A dkygret ball(5)
28 In short, t may be his job to take
odrdr (3)
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Otherwise doubtful finesse is sure to
bring the contract home whether it
wins or loses. In such cases, the
finesse is obviously the play of
choice.
Take this case where West leads a
heart, ruffed by declarer. It is only
trick one, but South can already feel
absolutely certain of making the
slam!
At trick two, he leads a trump to
the jack, then ruffs the heart seven.
and cashes the K-A of spades. A third
spade is led, and after West follows
with the nine, declarer finesses the
ten, knowing that this play will make
the slam whether the finesse wins or
loses.
As it happens, the ten holds, and
South has 12 ironclad tricks. But
even if the ten loses to the jack, the
final outcome is exactly the same!
East would then be forced to retum a
club into dummy's A-Q-x, or a heart,-
allowing South to discard a club as
he ruffed in dummy. Dummy's queen
of spades would then provide the
slam-going trick-
Note also that even if East had
held the J-9-8-4 of spades, South still i
would make the stars In that case,
West would show out on the third
spade lead. Declarer would then play
the queen and exit with the ten,
allowing East to score his jack as
South discarded a club. That would
likewise spell finis for the defense.


AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
SPatience is a vissue not many people
possess,Aquarrius. You'll need it in
droves when you support a loved
one who is experiencing a rough
patch. All things pass, however.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20
Do not take ea any more work, Pisces,
unless faxi want to get Bumt out. You
have enough on your plate to last for
days, so founl on that.
A IS- Mar 21/Apr 20
There's a bigger picture at play this
week, Arica, but you're just having
trouble seeing it. Take off the moas-
colored glasses and it may just come
inofocus.
TAR S Apr 21/May 21
You have a goal. Taurus, so what's
tbs hoki up in getting started on
achieving it? Pieces lends a helping
hadon Wednesday, and the end of
the week has somes banner days.
GE]MINI May 22/Jun 21
There's more to a relationship you
have than meets the eye. Others
don't know just how much you care
for this person. It could be time to let
them in on your little secemt.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
If you need help with something.
Cancer, you just have to ask for it. You
have many willing helpers just waiting
for an m ittin to get involved. Libra

EO- Jul 23/Aug 23
You may want to put the brakes on a
financial venture you were consider-
ing, Leo. Let's just say the stars are
showing that something may not be
on the "up and up" with this deal.
VIRGO Au 24/BSept 22
If you like tolU acasters, Virgo,
then you're goin to love the week
you're about to vye, TIhere will be
no time for bogedomn because your
schedule will be jagepacked.
LIBRA Sept a33/ct 23
Give a lot of togt o your actions,
I.ibra, because weekaot you cannot
get along by wmpaig" itExpect a rep-
timand at work. tint dre entire situa-
tion settles down by dily's end:
SCORPIO Oct 34/Nov 22
Does the sound of a few atr seat
and relaxation sound gJ yo un
Scorpio? It probably does, consider-
ing you've been working yourself to
the bone for quite a while now.
SAG~ITIARIUS Nov 23rDec 21
It's time to make moments count with
a family member with whom you've
had a recent falling out, Sagittarius.
Be honest and accept responsibility
for anything you've done.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
If you'Is looking for a ray of sunshine,
you'll find it with family members who
are close by, Capricom. They're just
looin to spread their good fortune
and spirits to you.


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Opening lead ace of hearts.
When you start to play bridge,
one of the first things you're taught is
how to finesse. But as you progress,
you gradually learn to rely less and
less on this valuable gadget and
by the time you've reached your
peak, you tend to view the finesse
strictly as an instrument of last
resort, using it only after first conlsid-
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when there is no alternative to a
finesse, and occasionally it's even
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16 Savage (5)
17 Arguments (4)
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26 Gauge 5)
28 Insect( )
29 Man's name (6)
31 A dm c~r me (4)
332 PsFeeling (8)


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12, Cited l3, Senegal 5, Wed l7, Odes l8, Facade l9,
Towel 20, Endure 22, Bell 24, Ray 25, Mlnaret 26, Fated
27, Nutes 28, Gamut 29, Topical 30, Seven 31,
Steel
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7, Arld 8, Ragged 12, Canoe l3, Sober 14, Needy 15, Wafer
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THE TRIBUNE


MBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

PLANS to alleviate down-
town Bay Street's traffic con--
gestion by locating a jitney/taxi
depot west of the city have had
to be revised after the pro--
posed site the former Europa
Hotel and adjacent land were
acquired by a private develop-
er, it was revealed yesterday.
Charles. Klonaris, the Nas-
sau Tourism and Development
Board's (NTDB) chairman,
said his organisation and the
private sector collectively had
been advocating the purchase
and development of three loca-
tions on the fringes of down-
town Nassau for purpose-built
jitney/taxi depots.
Arguing that all existing jit-
ney stops needed to be moved
out of downtown Bay Street
to alleviate its chronic traffic
congestion, Mr Klonaris said
the other two sites identified
were the Post Office property
and the KC New Car Sales site,
which is situated between Eliz-
abeth and Victoria Avenues.
The NTTDB chairman said
the attractions of the latter site,
in particular, were that it was
large enough to accommodate
both jitneys and taxis coming
into the city from east Nassau,
and close to Bay Street and
Shirley Street.
Hotel

However, when it came to
the Europa Hotel, Mr Klonaris
said: "Unfortunately, it's no
longer possible because it has
been purchased."
H-e added that it would have
been a perfect jitney depot for
buses coming from Cable
Beach and the Chippingham
area into downtown Nassau,


and now the proponents of
Bay Street's redevelopment
were going to have to look for
an alternative 'property.
Mr Klonaris added that the
absence of parking spaces in
close proximity to Bay Street's
stores had been a major factor
in downtown Nassau's demise.

Existing
Some 80 per cent of existing
parking spaces, he added, were
given over to taxis, with the
remainder often occupied by
the owners and employees of
Bay Street businesses, who left
their vehicles there from 9am
to 5pm. As a solution, Mr
Klonaris urged the use of paid
short-term parking devices,
coupled with disabled parking
spots and co-ordinated load-
ing zones and taxi spaces,
He added that the elimina-
tion of on-street parking
between East Street and Vic-
toria Avenue had helped spark
the demise of retail shopping in
that location, with the road-
way being turned into a "*high-
way" for cars and the trucks
and lorries that serve the com-
mercial shipping facilities.
"In an urban environment,
the pedestrian comes first and
the cars second," Mr Klonaris
Said. "On street parking from
east of East Street to Victoria
Avenue was eliminated. Those
stores really relied on the locals
to come down and shop. .
"'What that did was to create
a highway. It's impossible to
shop in that kind of environ-
ment."
Other recommendations for
downtown Nassau's revival,
Mr Klonaris said, included
relocating the commercial ship-
ping facilities, as "the socio-
economic degradation of the


city of Nassau is being ushered
forward at a rapid rate by the
operations of our booming
shipping industry".
Their relocation, he said,
would enable the reclamation
of prime waterfront real estate
for residential and tourism
developments. The plan's final
component, Mr Klonaris said,
was the creation of a Down-
town Management Authority
to properly manage the city of
Nassau, and co-ordinate issues
such as security, parking, envi-
ronmental health and clean-
up, which are currently scat-
tered among multiple agencies.
The Downtown Manage-
ment Authority would be run
by a managing director and
support staff, Mr Klonaris said.
Its structure would include a
number of committees dealing
with specific issues,

Cit
"Nassau is no longer the liv-
ing city we once knew," Mr
Klonaris said. "It lacks diver-
sity and density. At night, it
closes its doors....... The city of
Nassau is abandoned, not so
much as a city, but a collection
of abandoned buildings."
Crimes such as armed rob-
bery and drug peddling, plus
hawking and vagrancy, were
problems for downtown Nas-
sau, he added.
Vernice Walkine, the
tourism director-gengral,
agreed ~that "illicit goods and
services" currently on sale in
the downtown area needed to
be removed. She urged Bay
Street retailers not to rely on
the Straw Market to draw
shoppers to Bay Street, as in its
current form it did not do "any
of us any good in its current
form".


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SBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

TOTAL spending in the
Bahamas during 2007 is pro-
jected to remain flat in com-
parison to prior years at around
$2 billion, but the tourism-direc-
tor general yesterday expressed
concerns this indicated this
nation was "becoming more
expensive, rather thacratig
more spending options".
Addressing the ninth
Bahamas Business Outlook
Conference, Vernice Walkine
said that with total tourist
arrivals to the Bahamas in 2007
projected to be down on 2006's
4.8 million, the estimated $2 bil-
lion in tourist spending had
been "underpinned" by an
increase in per capital visitor
spending.
Adding that the drop in total
visitor arrivals for 2007 was
largely due to a fall-off in cruise
ship passengers, Ms Walkine
said this declined, coupled with
the per capital spending
increase, "suggests we're
becoming more expensive,-
rather than creating more
spending options".
The US passport require-
ments of the Western Hemi-
sphere Travel Initiative
(WHTI) had also "served notice
on our impulse market fran-
chise", Ms Walkine said, as
without passports visitors from
nearby US states, such as Flori-
da and Georgia, could no longer
visit the Bahamas at short
notice for a weekend.
"'While we do expect this
market and the tourism industry
to recover over time [from the
WHITI], this development and
other industry initiatives have


increasing use of available
online tools, its
www.bahamas.com. website hav-
ing seen new visitors double in
2007 compared to 2005 figure.
Through this, they were able to
learn about potential tourists to
the Bahamas, pinpointing their
travel needs and expectations.
e-shopBahamas.com had also
been launched to provide visi-
tors with ready access to a
broad range of Bahamian prod-
ucts and souvenirs long after
they had left this nation.
Other objectives included
building tourist awareness of
the individual Bahamian islands
and giving them distinct brand
identities, plus continue to
rebuild relationships with the
cruise lines and address their
needs, including more tours and
excursions, improved ports of
arrival, and retail discounts and
lounges for crew.
Ms Walkine added that the
Ministry of Tourism was also
re-negotiating incentive agree-
ments with the various cruise
lines, encouraging their ships to
use Bahamian ports and guar-
anteeing minimum numbers of
passengers.
On airlift, Ms Walkine said
the WestJet services, bringing
in arrivals from the west Cana-
dian market, had "more than
offset" the loss of Virgin
Atlantic's service from London.
The Bahamas would continue
to try and exploit the potential
of the Canadian and European
markets to offset any downturn
from the US.
Spirit's service from Fort
Lauderdale to Freeport will
provide 52,000 seats per year,
Ms Walkine, while Delta was
providing on-demand service to
that island from Atlanta.
Other Delta services to the
Bahamas from Atlanta that
were begun last year include
north Eleuthera and George-
town, Exuma. Gulfstream had
also begun services to several
Bahamian islands.
Ms Walkrine said her ministry
was seeking a carrier to "under-
gird" the tourism sector by pro-
viding air service from markets
the Bahamas had yet to tap
into.


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shortened the distance between
the US and other regional des-
tinations, eroding our compar-
ative advantage on proximity,"
the director-general said.
While the Bahamas remained
among the region's, and the
world's, leading and most inno-
vative tourism destinations, Ms
Walkcine warned that "our mar-
ket share, while strong, has giv-
en up ground to emerging des-
tinations in our region.
"There are a lot more of us
competing for the same con-
sumer. Our leadership position
is under threat on a daily basis."
The Internet, she added, had
created 'a level playing field'
between destinations due to its
readily availability and accessi-
bility.
Travellers were now able to
compare and rate different des-
tinations online from the com-
fort of their homes, assessing
factors such as price, quality and
the amenities provided by com-
peting tourism markets.
When it came to reputation,
Ms Walkine said potential visi-
tors would not just take the
word of her ministry and the
Bahamian private sector, but
via Internet blogs access "the
best experts of all the visitors
who have just returned and
shared their experience with a
vast online audience".
Among the Ministry of
Tourism's goals for 2008, Ms
Walkine said, were "to devel-
op those kinds of visitor expe-
riences to excite people and
compel them to make the
islands of the Bahamas the des-
tination of choice".
The Ministry was set to make


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