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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: January 14, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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LATE last night, the PLP officially
announced that the party's post-elec-
tion convention will begin on
Wednesday, February 20, and run
until Saturday, February 23, under
the theme "The Way Forward".


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, M: crime is Yhe
single biggest
national concer.'
MBy TANEKA THOMPSON

DEEMING crime the "single
biggest national concern" for the
Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham has urged Bahamians
to tackle the underlying root of
adverse social issues which have
contributed to the "unacceptable
level of violence" in the commu-
nity.
The prime minister also
advised Bahamians to take a col-
lective as well as an individual
approach to ensure the scourge
Sof csque does not continue to
flour~ish
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A WOMLAN'S hody was found floating Force were also called in to assist police in
near the shore in the Mlarshall Road area of the recovery of the body, The. Tribune
South Beach 'arouryd 10am. Saturday, police learned.
said. Authorities speculate the woman may
She was dressed in a black shirt and blue have been on board a Haitian sloop carrying
floral-print.trousers and is believed to be illegal immigrants, which was discovered on
Haitian, Asst Supt Walter Evans said yes- Friday morning. I
terday. Police conducted a raid hi the area on Fri-
An autopsy is scheduled to determine day morning and apprehended som~e 61 ille-
cause of death, ASP Evans added. gal Haitian immgrants, Sub Lt Sonia Miller
Officers from the Royal Bahamas Defence said.

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WBy TANEKA THOMPSON
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A PROMINENT Bahamian
insurance executive narrowly
escaped death after he was kid-
nappedgun-butted and tied up in a
harrowing robbery by two masked
gunmen yesterday morning.
The victim, a director at Gener-
al Brokersand Aigents Ltd on
Collins Avenue, was accosted at his
Love Beach home, police cone
firmed last night.
While his identity has not been
released by police, Tnibune sources
revealed the victim as 70J-yearmld


Franklin Nesbitt,
The gunmen forcibly entered the
executive's Love Beach home
shortly after 10am yesterday, ran-
sacked, the premises and pocketed
an undetermined amount of cash
and jewellery.
During the ordeal, one of the
gunman fired a single shot inside
the residence, police said,
The thieves then demanded the
victim enter his SUV, hlind-folded
him. and totnitim tb h~is place of
employment. Once inside the insur-
ance company, one of the men
"gun-butted" the victim and
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Haitian shanty town
call for govt action
FAMILIES living near a Hait-
ian hany emmunty ct oaln
reduce "safety hazards" ost the
site.
Residents of Excellence Estates
One, a sub-division in Nassau; say
life there is anything but excel-
lentobec of the "squalid con-
A ptition hea rby rtdly mke
sent toMiniste of Healt h r
Hubert Minnis complaining of
endless garbage burning, unhy-
gienic waste disposal and security
SEE page 12
Shipping containers
won't be moved or
Stored in daylight
'by end of the year'
WBy BJRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
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PRIME Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham has announced that by the end
of the year shipping containers will
no longer be moved or stored dur-
ing daylight hours mn downtown
Nassau.
Mr Ingrahatm revealed this,
along with advancing some of his
government's plans for restoration
of the city centre, last night in his
New Year's report to the nation.
"I am pleased to advise that by
the end of this year, 2008, we will
cause to be discontinued the stor-
age of shipping containers and the
movement of containers along our
city centre during daylight hours,"
SEE page 13


SBy BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
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FORMER PLP MP Keod
Smith has claimed that outgoing
party chairman Rayziard Rigby is
100 per c~ent responsible for the
PLP's lost io the general election.
Y Mr Sndth made this explosive
charge yesterday on The Last
Word, a lg~ore 94.9 radio show.
"Unfortunately, Raynard Rig-
b ame ino t part dof t
tion that lEe ever held, when you
consider from the branch levels
straight on up to the leader's lev.
el, was chairman of the party "
said Mr Smhith.
he Anrd thi ise part df teasoon
the reason now we are in oppost-
tion after one term."I
Pressed by the show's host Jef-
frey Lloyrd on the extent. he


blamed Mr Rigby for the PLP's
defeat, Mr Smith said: "100 per
cent."
Mr Smith said that, according
SEE page 12


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Tribune Staff Reporter
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SBy BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
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OPPOSITION leader Perry
Christie said last night that crit-
icism levelled against him by
Independent MP Kenyatta Gib-
son was "'painful" to both he and
his family.
Mr Christie commented on the
controversial resignation, which
has dominated political discus-
sion over the last few days, last
night while a giuest on the: Gems 1
radio talk show Telllt Like It Is.
Mr Christie said he does not
know why Mr Gibson resigned
from the PLP. He said he found out about Mr Gibson's decision
after a colleague who found out from a journalist called him.
Mr Christie then called a female relative of Mr Gibson to con-
firm the resignation, but she, too, was unaware, he said. He then
heard the news on the radio while driving to an event, but later
found out that resignation letters were sent to both Gambier
House and to his home.
SEE pinge 14


WEST END and Bimini MP
Obie Wilchcombe has responded to
smear attacks against him; declar-
ing that it is "absurd" to suggest that
he was in any way involved with the
resignation of Kenyatta Gibson
from the PLP.
"We must refrain from insulting
his (Mr Gibson's) intelligence by
spreading a'canker of untruth' with
the absurd and shallow assertion
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THE TRIBUNE


Dangers of
'invasive'

plants to be
highlightedl
in Abaco

THE dangers of "inva-
sive species" of plant life
will be highlighted in
Abaco later this month.
Dr Maurice Isaacs's
speech called The Ene-
my Withifn will be
accompanied by a propa-
gation demonstration by
Mike Parotti of Rocky
Farms.
Dr Isaacs and Mr
Parotti will appear at the
Central Abacot Native
Plant Fair, to be held on
January 26 at the Irkiends
of the Environment Edu-
cation Centre at Marsh
Harbour (10am).


TO the delight of many local artists and art enthusiasts, a spe-
cial visit from internationally acclaimed artist Yuqi Wang of Chi-
na took place this past week.
Wang and his family made their first visit to The Bahamas,
hosted by Mr and Mrs Bill Porter and The Grand Bahama Art
Association.
Yuqi Wang is regarded by art critics and peers alike as one of
the world's leading contemporary realist artists.
His paintings are in major museums and private collections
around the world, including those of the royal family qf Japan
and the National Gallery of China.
Wednesday evening, January 2, Pelican Bay Hotel arid Sabor
Restaurant hosted a meet and greet for the visiting artist, and
despite the cold windy weather many turned out to meet Mr
Wang.
During this time slideshows of Wang's artwork were on dis-
play as well as his art book collection.
Wang is a humble artist who speaks freely of his enthusiasm
for his work, and makes' anyone feel comfortable to ask him
questions about his career.
On the evehljing of Wednesday, January 3, about 100 persons
witnessed a three-hour portrait painting, by Wang at the Fieeport
Art Centire.
Proceeds will be used by the Art Association as part of its
fun~d-raising ~campaign to finance a series of art training wo~rk-
shops this spring for local artists and aspiring art students from
Granid Bahama high schools.
Miss Darnell l~aing was the beautiful sitting model for the por-
trait demonstration. The Grand Bahama audience was treated
to an experience they shall long remember.
Within five 15-minute intervals, they watched in amazement
as Wang, delicate stroke after stroke, created an exquisite por-
trait with what seemed to be the greatest of ease.
At each three-minute, or 15-minute break the audience was
allowed to come up to view the piece closely and talk with the
artist.
While many of Wang's noted pieces can take years to com-
plete, based upon detail and size, the audience was awc~ed by the
speed and accuracy of the less than three-hour presentation.
The Grand Bahama Artist Association will be brringing in
Bahamian and other foreign artists to share their expertise is
workshops or demonstrations in the coming years, ivbich will
enrich the overall community, along with assisting upcoming
artists or students of art.
Due to the painting being wiet for a few days, it Fdid not
remain at Freeport Art Centre. Grand Bahama Artit Asso-
ciation apologised for any inconvenience.
Over the weekend the painting of Darnell Laing was due to
be auctioned off with proceeds going toward the Art Associa-
tion's fund-raising campaign to finance a series of airt training
workshops this spring.
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Bahama police arrested two
men who were found in pos-
session of an illegal firearm at
the International Bazaar early
Saturday morning.
Asst Supt Loretta Mackey
reported that around
1.55am a 29-year-old Eight
Mile Rock man
was discovered in the area
with a 45 Colt Pistol with one
live round of ammunition.
A short time later, a sec-
ond man, aged 22, of
Freeport, was also arrested
in connection with the matter.
Both are assisting police with
their investigations.

Two masked

gunmen rob

gas station
Shortly before 9am yester-
day, a Texaco gas station on
Wulff and Kemp Road was
robbed by two masked gun-
men.
The gunmen entered and
robbed the station of an unde-
termined amount of cash
before escaping in what police
b lieveato be a stolen Honda'
One thief was clothed in all
black while his partner wore
grey and white, ASP Evans
said. Investigations are con-
tinui ng.

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Ih SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
An off-duty Puerto Rican
police officer has confessed to
killing his wife with his service
weapon during an argument
yesterday at their home, police
s officer Carlos Ramos Santi-
ago, 37, was arrested on suspi-
cion of shooting his 34-year-old
wife, Deborah Berrocales Lugo,
several times with his duty 9
mm Smith & Wesson handgun
Sunday morning in the small
southwestern town of Guayanil-
la, according to police
spokesman Natanael Echevar-
nia.
Ramos, who joined the force
11 years ago, called police com-
manders, turned hunself in two
hours after the shooting and
confessed to it, Echevarria said.
He was being held at a local jail.
His wife had made twO
domestic abuse complaintS
against Ramos in recent yearS,
according to police records. The
couple was married five years
ago and had a four-year-old
daughter.
Ramos was disarmed for one
month in February 2007 and
referred to psychological coun-
seling after his wife's second
complaint, according to
Echevarria.
His service weapon was
returned to him after he suc-
cessfully completed the coun-
seling course.


5Br TNESA THOMPSON
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IDENTITIES of the coun-
try's third and fourth murder
victims have been released by
ponie fonlow ing tim homicides
be unrelated shooting deaths
on n iay.
The victims have been iden-
tified as Reno Burrows of
East Avenue, Carmichael
Road, and Kendrick Rolle of
Penny Savings Bank Lane'
Asst Supt Walter Evans said
Bros. 30. became the
nation's fourth murder victim
after he was reportedly shot
in the chest by a hooded gun-
man on Friday night.
According to police, Bur-

men w so nar grePodo W
Laundromat on Carmichael
Road around 8pm when a
lone gunman cloaked in a
hood approached.
The gunman reportedly
fired several shots at the
deceased, hitting him in the
chest.


Burrow\s wans wor,1kmy und~r
the hood of a vehicle at1 the
ide' of te shooting. po ce

ae bewas taken to ospita obr
time later.
An employee of The Pond
Wash Laundromat, who asked
to have ier name withheld-

in regularly to dry Mis lothes.
She was at work at the time of
the incident on Friday and is
still "shaken up" over the
unexp ted rleve cof violence
ner erwokp ac.
On Friday morning. crime
scene investigators discovecred
the partially decompoused
body of Kendrick Rolle in
bushes near Blue Water Cay,
just off Fox Hill Road south.
Police were alerted by the
public, ASP Leon Bethel told


theL meia'1; atf theC crime scene
on Friday. Up to press time
police were unable to deter-
mine a motive for the two
shooting deaths and investi-
gations are continuing.
Asst Supt Walter Evans
would not rule out the possi-
bility of the: two hamieideg
being relat ed, telling Th~e Tri-
Inuter on Sunday that "any-
thing is possible."


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PAGE 4, MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008


EDITOR, The Tribune.
ON THE 9th of January
2008 I.had the.pleasure of
attending the 18th annual
Bahamas Business Outlook,
w~hic awas bn presetdt b
at The Counselor's Limited,
there were numerous inter-
esting speakers who each had
something valuable to say of
their various thoughts on the
coming year, in addition to
possible solutions and or pre-
scriptions which may assist in
our positive development as
a nation. I was intrigued by
many of the presentations,
though one that specifically
stands out in my mind was
presented during the lunch
session by Minster Carl Bethel
who is presently responsible
for education.
He spoke of the numerous
positive changes which are
scheduled to take place in the
near future, many of which I
think are commendable,
though I also realise that the
public's assistance will be
needed
My one ques ion is tis, th h
is it that in the 60 s, 70 s and
possibly other time periods
under the old "Government
High" system education
steemed to work? It-mattered
little if you attended private
or publicly funded primary
schools for the old GHS was
the institution of first choice
for secondary education. I
often hear many persons who
once attended the school brag-
ging of the respect with which
they wore the uniform,
whether it be how the young
men would spend hours
starching and pressing their
pants or the young ladies sit-
ting under a tree and reading
over the previous dy' no es,
the pride was evident. If you
look at many of the various
leaders in all sectors of society,
be it medical, legal, banking
and finance, tourism or
numerous others, they all
graduated from this institu-
tion. The meritoriously based
s~taiida'rd which was on~ce held
in high regard, has been
replaced by on~e dominated by
the capacity to pay increase
ingly high school fees. The two
presently leading schools in
the Bahamas, St Andrews and
Queen's College, both exist
ed during this time period
tho gh their role was not as
pronounced as they are today.


tive changes that may not
directly affect them, for it
determines the futures of
someone else's kids. I am not
saying that due to adults not
having the capacity to attend
pu li 1y f uledmin titutions
they will not have the ability
to make a positive change in
education, though I do feel
that it will be increasingly
challenging and or difficult to
truly understand and relate to
the realities of their peers who
did.
In short I guess I am stat-
ing that it is great to make new
positive policies, rules and
determinations that will great-
ly improve the world in which
we live, especially our educa-
tional system, but if they~ are
truly to be effective then those
who are directly affected must
not only be kept mn mind, but
should be a vital and/or crucial
part of the determining
process.
These are simply a few
thoughts, which I had!
I would like to thank you
for your time and considera-
tron.
PAUL
CUMBERBATCH Jr
Nassau,
.January 11. 2008..


ill advsed oinio n ofi t
primary reasons that our edu-
cational system is presently in
its current state is due to the
lack of vested interest by the
ministers, leaders, teachers,
and various other business
professionals who each have
prominent roles to play in its
continued development. I
would state that it would be
increasingly challenging to
find a member of parliament;
much less a minister of The
Government who has allowed
their children to attend and
graduate from the 12th grade
of publicly funded shools. I
the time peridof te o
GHS that was not the case,
many of the classes were filled
with children of doctors,
lawyers, politicians, bankers
and members all other levels
of society.
Thus due to the high care
and concern for the future
youths that will govern our
nation, but limited personal
vested interest, leaders of
today are making policies,
yules and various other posi-.


ty, told Sir Lynden that his personal leadership
was not indispensable. The limits of tolerance,
he said, would soon run out for him if he con-
tinued to provide protection to his friends in
the name of loyalty and friendship. This was
2MO7 A is's weakne s bettwe sn20e fahid
major failures that brought him down.
.At the time Mr Ingraham was referring to
the selective justice administered by the Pin-
dling government after the Commission of
Inquiry report into drug influence and ped-
dling, when friends, condemned by the Com-
mission, were protected and the "small fry" -
what Mr G~ibson has called the "primary
school" were thrown to the wolves.
According to the Commission report drug
dealing reached its greedy paw right into the
cabinet.
"We who lead," Mr Ingraham told Sir Lyn-
den, "have an awesome responsibility to
ensure that by our example not only are the
laws of the land enforced, but also by our
actions, attitude and spoken words, respect
for the law and our institutions is not dimmn-
ished.
He said that many were engaged in a
"selective defence and exoneration of the 'spe-
cial ones' who appeared before the Commis-
sion."
"We arrogated unto ourselves the privi-
lege unashamedly of accepting the Commis-
:.sion's findings insofar as it related to some
(invariably persons who are not MPs) and
rejected the findings anytime it related to one
of us," said the Cooper's Town MP.
"It was almost as though some of us were
saying it was quite proper and acceptable for
the Commission to find against others, but
not Members of Parhiament. Oh, no. They
must be cloaked in righteousness and found
innocent on all counts.
"The whole abandonment of honesty, ethics
and integrity as premises and principles upon
which, democracy is based will now take an
even heavier toll than it has already taken
upon this society. And many of us would have
played zio small part m. that regrettable..coo-
sequence," Mr Ingraham warned.
"We who are engaged mn the business of
selective defence odf the chosen few and/or
anointed few will pay a heavy price one day
for our hypocrisy, double standards, and dis-
honest propaganda," he added. Those words
Sar~e as relevant now as they were then,
Today, and for the past several years, we
have been paying the very price that Mr Ingra-
ham predicted.
Reform must start at the top.


KENYATTA GIBSON, PLP MP for
Kennedy, packed his political bags last week
and left the PLP without saying a civil "good-
bye" to his leader or party colleagues. He has
given no plausible reason for his sudden defec-
tion a state of shock, few PLP party members
have given Mr Gibson credit for taking his
own counsel and making his own decision.
They are looking for the rider, who bridled
him and led him from the stable. Heads are
turning and fingers pointing in every direc-
tion to blame someone, other than Mr Gibson
for finally deciding: "I can't take any more. I
quit."
And what could he take no more off? Was
the seed of the defection revealed in. a letter
written to former prime minister Perry
Christie by his good friend, George Smith,
once Mr Christie's colleague in the Pindling
government? In that letter Mr Smith tells Mr
Christie he is the only one who can "deliver a
message and programme that will appeal to
and inspire the people" when the party meets
in convention next month. He urged Mr
Christie to do an "honest analysis of what
went wrong between 2002 and 2007, which
resulted in some incumbents losing up to 25
per cent of their 2002 support."
It is claimed that senior party officials com-
missioned a post mortem on the loss, which
resulted in Mr Christie being told that he has
to reverse the impression of being a "weak
leader, unable to discipline his party and par-
liamentary caucus."
In his letter, Mr Smith wanted him to con-
sider the true fallout resulting from his failure
to handle the party's numerous scandals
involving some of his MPs for example,
the bleachers scandal, BAIC and the Korean
boats, the toilet bowl matter, rape allegations,
housing scandal, the report of stolen money
* from a minister's residence, MPs fighting in
the cabinet room, difficulties with public ser-
vice groups, a public row with a Supreme
Court judge, the handling of the LNG and
CSME debates, and the seemingly~unending ~
Anna Nicole Smith affair.
In his verbal attack on Mr Christie, Mr
Gibson also referred to his former leader's
failure to discipline his.MPs for their many
indiscretions:
S"He cannot discipline the older boys and
girls in the high school," complained Mr Gib-
son, "so instead he walks over the primary
school and beats'tip this younger children."
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WE OFTEN hear the popular phrase, "so many problems -
no solutions." But is this so? Is there no possible way for young
Bahamians to bounce back from all of this? I believe that there
is h pe, and we as a country should have the exact same belief
because we are a Christian nation.
My fellow young people, always choose wisdom and knowl-
edge. They are better than all the niches mn the world. Do not fall
victim to this world-wide epidemic of violence, and if you
already have, be hopeful enough to know that you can change.
We have to realise now, before it is too late that it takes more
heart to walk away from confrontation than it is to pick up a gun
or knife. A child could do the same thing.
If that's what it takes to get what you want, apparently you
don't plan to get much.
Proverbs 15:1-2 says, "A soft answer turns away wrath, but
harsh words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowl-
edge rightly, but the mouth of fools pour out foolishness."
Remember Bahamas, always be wise in your decisions, and
know that for every action there is a reaction. There is nothing
we can't do if we move forward, upward, onward and most
definitely together. To my fellow Bahamian family, pray for our
youths.
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sh arrs o Lill noad C
station in the Little Havana
neighborhood after they were
confronted by supporters of the
anti-Castro Cuban militant,
accocrdntls o Associated Press.
A group of women from the
anti-war group Codepink had
planned to discussw\ith reporters
their campaign against Posada'
who is free after a judge dis-
missed the government's charges
that he lied to investigators inl a
bid to become a naturalized U.S.
citizen.

vno rest uradntp Stura t
some 200 supporters of Posada,
who is wanted by the Cuban and
Vehen uela pote mhenteon
ly 1976 bombing of a Cuban jet-
liner while mn Caracas.
Several of the Posada sup-
porters charged at the activists'
truck, which carried a photo of
Posada and a sign reading
"Wanted by the FBI: Luis Posa.
da Carriles for terrorism." Some
people tried to tear down the
poster, while others shouted
insults. The truck then drove
away-
laThe activi ts, drse din sp
police station about three miles
away.
"We are not in Cuba.
"'We're supposed to have
free speech," said Medea Ben-
jamin, one of Codepink's
founders.
CodePink organizers said
they came to Mianu to get sig-
natures on postcards advocat-
ing Posada's imprisonment.
They want the FBI to put Posa-
da Carriles on its most wanted
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tionislup the RBlPF' has with
international agencies, partic-
ularly the RCMP>.

Opportunity
National Security and Immi-
.at"ion Minister Tommy Turn-
qclust, who also took part in
the courtesy call. expressed
pleasure that officers
Greenslade and Dames are
about to take partL in the inter-
national o~lPprtun'ity lor Train7-
inig aInd co mmendedcr Mr
(;reenslclcd for his p~rogrecss o~n
thec focice to, datel.
"We feel that this oppo~crtu-

; Police F'orce will go a long wa~y
in the future leadetlrship of the
for-ce,. he s ndc.


THEl1 government is co~m
milttd to p~rovidling police loffi-
cers with oppoiluniics fro,
skills training andl enhance-
Inent and to ensuringe the focrce
is equ1ippedc with the reqluisite
technology andc tranined ma~n-
power, Prime Minister HLibert
Ingraham has revealed.
Mr Ingraham's remarks
came during a courtesy call on
Friday by Senior Assistant
Commissioner Ellison
Greenslade. who is preparing
to depart The Bahamas for a
12-month tour of duty in
Ottawa, Canada.
He will be joined by Assis-
tant Commissioner Marvin
Dames. Both officers will take
part in the tour of duty with

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Prime Minister Ingraham
affirmed that The Bahamas is
willing to spend the money
required to fully equip the
force, adding that the over
$100.000 the government will
spend per officer and his fam-
ily during the tour of duty will
be money well spent.
"We aim to cause people
like yourselves and others to
be able to go as high as your
ability and leadership and apti-
tude will take you.'" Mr Ingra-
ham noted-
"We wish to cause the
police force in The Bahamas
to have all toe tecmno agica
capabilities that are avanilable
for police forces and to hav;e
all the trainedc manpowerr that
it needs.
"'We have men and women
with the ability and the' state of
The Bahamas is willing to
expend the required sums to
cause that to happen."
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Toronlto Police Serv'ice.
"We will be abhle to look atl
all a~spectsl of p~olicing~." he
pointed out.
"What is impressive is thati
thle RCMVP is now focusing on
the issue of corpolrate gover-
nance and cultural change. It
will be a wonderful oppolrtu-
nity to have a closer look at
those areas."
According to Acting Com-
missionler Reginald Fe~rgulson.
the o~pportunity for interna-
tional training bodes w\ell for
the future of the force.
"This is in kee~n m with the
philosopihy of the Roy\al
Bahaumas Police For~lce of train-
ing and retraining. nl this
time it is at a higher level." Mr
Fe~reuson a~ffirmend.
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they! have completed they~ cer-
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Mcr in West End, Grand
Bahama.
A culinary specialist,
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knowledge and experience,
wainlg previo sly worked at
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Jamaica, One and Only
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EstLa tes, Paradise Isla nd,
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Casino, Na~ssau, Ba~hama~s.
Along within occupying key
mianagement positions at
upscale resorts, Chef Dean
has won numerous awards
in culinary competitions
throughout The Bahamas
and the world. He captained
the 2004 Bahamian Culinary
Olympic Team and is a grad-
uat of the Culinaay Intsti-
University of the West
Indie~s.
"We are excited to have
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Dean' s eperience. manage-
mcnen skills and love for the
business." said Bob Van


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general manager at Old
Bahama Bay.
Chef Dean is equally
excited about his newest
appointment. "I feel hon-
oured and privileged to be
given this opportunity to
work with so many talented
and creative people. It's my
goal to ensure that Old
Bahama Bay maintains its
reputation for quality ser-
vice as a world-class resort,"
said Dean.
As executive chef, he will
be responsible for all aspects
of kitchen, function, room
service, staff cafeteria, food
quality control, food speci-
fications, menu costing, plat-
ing specification and food
preparation as established
ytehre director of food and
His duties include daily
scheduling, management
training, discipline, motiva-
tion of all kitchen employ
ees, and maintenance of all
payroll-related expenses and
food cost per established
budgeted guidelines.
Chef Dean will be relo-
cating to Grand Bahama
Island and will begin his
duties at Old Bahama Bay
by Ginn sur Mer today.
Ginn Resorts is currently
developing Ginn sur Mer, a
2.000-acre resort community
adjacent to Old Bahama Bay
that will contain more than
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hotel units, nearly 2,000 sin-
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(BGIA) has given h~is M\~inistry
the go ahead to finahise the
necessary regulations to brmng
the Domestic Insuranuce Act of
2005 into force.
Mr Laing explained that
although the Act wras passed
in 2005, several years have
gone by without it coming into
force, due primarily to the
length of time it has taken to
complete supporting regul~-
tions. "The industry has main-
tained consistent pressure for
the new law to come into
Idstr sSea m Tn urd
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e e fang add T g
the industry's dilemma and is
keenly appreciative of the neg-
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updating of our financial ser-
vices offering that this long ges-
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ment is determined to act to
restructure the supervision of
financial services and as part
of its commitment is now mov\-
ing forward with vigorous
action to ensure The Bahamas
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latory framework that reflects
international standards and
best practices.
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haste to introduce the new
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enced with the design and


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successive governments of the
Bahamas and other Caricom
countries to maintain the clos-
est possible relationship with
each other and to involve the
Bahamas in all matters affect-
ing Caricom even though the
Babamas may not be directly
involved.
Almost every Caricom gov-
ernment has accepted that the
time will come when Bahami-
ams will integrate more deeply
with Caricom, but it is gener-
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simply give scaremongers
within the Bahamas society
an opportunity to fracture -
if not break the relationship
that presently exists between
the Bahamas and Caricom.
And, there are many such
scaremongers as was evident
when the previous govern-
ment, headed by now oppo-
sition leader Perry Christie,
undertook a public consulta-
tion to try to determine the
national attitude to the
Bahamas joining the Caricom
Single Market.
But, in reality, there is ben-
efit in a close relationship
between the Bahamas and
other C.aricom countries in a
world of globalisation act
trade liberalisationi where ~
industrialised nations a~re set
ting the rules for investmnt n
and trade, including trade in
services which is vital to the
Bahamas.


Coo eration and De~velop
ment (OECD) and the Fmnan
cial Action Task Force
(FATF) two organs of the
wl dkisse2 sveertal caout ties
including the Bahamas, as
non-cooperative. it was a jont
battle that led to a retreat by
the OECD on the so-called
harmfull tax: competition ini
tiative" and the eventual with-
drawal of the offensive label,
"non cooperativee.
While individual national
action was necessary both at
the domestic and internation-
al level and the Bahamas
authorities played a full and


meaningful role it was joint
action by C'aribbean countries
in formulatingr and executing a
response' that persuaded
OECD governments to rein
in the OHLCD and the FATF.
Inlcreasin;,gly, aIs large coun-
trieis andi groups of countries
press for Free Trade Agree-
ments or Econonullc Par~tner-
ship Agreements with devel-
oping countries, they wdll do
An:.they regard the
Bauhamas as part of the
CL ibbun
This is a reality reflected in
the Bahamas membership of
the Latin American and
Caribbean group in United
Nations organizations and in
its grouping in the Caribbean
within the Organisation of
American States.
T~he truth is that while the
re~gio~n ha~s Ihe' InteCllectual
capacity to negotiate it lacks
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alone with the neg~olltitonls
for these agree~ments.
T'hey all do better collec-
tively.
But, erasing fears and
building confidence will not
occur overnight, particularly
as the transportation links
between the Bahamas and
many Caricom countries
remains poor.
Essential to understanding
and integration is interaction
between peoples. It is only in
such interaction that people
recognize their similarities and
the basis for building rela-
tionships.

Positive

Last year, the Prime Min-
ister of the Bahamas was giv-
en responsibility for function-
al cooperation within the qua-
si-Cabinet of Caricom Heads
of Government. This was a
positive development in the
process of deepening the rela-
tionship between the
Bahamas and the rest of Cari-
com.

F in tourism, health anduntoa oprto
education stand to benefit the
people of the Bahamas and
Caricom collectively.
The Prime Minister of the
Bahamas can now add a new
fillip to this aspect of the Cari-
com relationship which has
long been one of its principal
objectives.
Exploring improved trans-
portation links is as important
to functional cooperation as
it is to integration.
Stuck outside of the ring of
daily inter-mixing within Cari-
com, the people of the
Bahamas would be justified
in continuing to believe that
they are closer to the United
States than they are to the
Caribbean.
Bahamian companies -
especially its financial services


sector have neglected the
opportunities for develop-
ment and expansion that par-
ticipation in Caricom prov\id~s
and the Single Market a~lmost
guarantees.
The Bahamas government ~n
will host the Inter-sessional
meeting of Caricom Headls of
Government on March 7th
and 8th.
It would be a good oppor-
tunity for initiatives to
strengthen the areas of flune-


tional cooperation for which
Mr Ingraham has responsibil-
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Assurance given to


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after the company's Nassau
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year.
A company spokesman
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be available locally, as it has
for nearly a century.
Yvette Sands, vice-presi-
dent of quality and external
affairs, gave this assurance
during a Bahamas at Sunrise


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orffered tips on how to create
cocktails with Bacardi rum.
Ms Sands is the first
Bahamian woman to be grant-
ed status as a master blender,
the person who decides on the
composition of blended spirits.
She is one of the very few
female blenders in the world.
As guest of the Bahamas
at Sunrise show. she featured
the Bacardi portfolio of alssort-


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recently launched peach red
flavour.
Bacardi rum revolutionised
the spirits industry because it
was the first smooth, mixable
rum ever creaired, almost 150
years ago.
It is also the key ingredi-
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entist with over 21 She holds the distinction of bemng
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18 2007, she became service. Dr Pickstock has been
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efence Force's Coral within the Bahamas Dental
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dentist. as treasurer.
ock's wealth of expe- Additionally, Dr Pickstock has
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day's heath care pro- holds the position of Treasurer of
the Caribbean Atlantic Region-
;raduate of Meharry al Dental Association (CAR-
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ville, Tennessee, she president and vice-president.
r post-graduate train- She has held the position of
l Public Health from Regional vice-president of the
rsity of London in Commonwealth Dental Associ-
Sshe obtained a Mas- ation for over nine years, resign-
Ice Degree. She cur- ing in December 2006.
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One resident told The Tribune:
"It's astonishing that all this goes
on within a few feet of the Deten-
tion Centre. T would have thought
the security aspect alone would
have made the authorities take
action."
Last month, concerned resi-
dents held their first community
meeting to discuss the growing
menace.
The Excellence Gardens com-
plaint is the latest of many con-
cerning Haitian slum communi-
ties.
For several years, Bahamians
living near a Haitian village on
Joe Farrington Road have com-
plained of smoke and pollution.
At one point, they even alleged
that human bodies were being
burned along with garbage and
dead animals.
Last fall, the government began
dismantling Haitian shanties in
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, but insid-
ers claim this was a "cosmetic"
.operation aimed at giving the false
impression that something useful
was being done.
"For some reason both the PLP
and FNM governments have
some difficulty in dealing with this
immigration problem," a source
said.
"However, if something isn't
done soon, the issue will flare up
into real trouble for this country."
When contacted for comment
on Sunday, Health Minister Dr
Hubert Minnis told The Tribune
t tn he as saupwa ef mcom
dents of Excellence Estates.


Howcycr, he pro~misedl to con-
for with the Director of Hecalth to
verif'y the compla~ints and decide if
and when a healtl team
would he mobilisedl to assess the
area.
"I'll check with my director and
by (this morning) l'll have an
answer to whether they have got-
ten a f'ormnal compllaint and how


far they are with their investiga-
tion," Dr Minnis told The Tribune
yesterday.
When asked what steps the
Ministry of' Health would take if
there is evidence to support the
existence of an unsanitary Haitian
slum, the minister replied: "My
ministry will do whatever is in our
power."


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I at t chenlll~sh her memory daughter, Vanessa Brice; aunts, Olga
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in1 othe1r-in-law', Joseph Brown; cousins, Bernard Bur~rows and
i'~i vl Iliarlin Turnqluest anld family; nieces and nephews, Joanne
mu~l L.;i elle Hamlilton, Charmaine and Alexander Major, Ricardo
and~ Moniqui~le Crawford. Justin Crawford; grand mieces and
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(':I\li ford, Nathan Major; other family and friends, Adrianne and
R:ic~llhard unroe. Violet Bannister, Alice Wells and family, Kenya
al\J Ky!le Daurell, Gloria Hanna of Inagua, Henry Givlens of Miami,
\;nice C'ooper. Juliet Barrett, Dr. Roger and Sharon Brown,
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Michclantss and New Oriental Laundry including, Mrs. Elease
Smlithl. Mr.I1 Thomas Stubbs, Vernon Dean, Cyprianna Edgecomnbe,
On lis Harry, Brinzia Cooper, Nicole Colebrooke. Elizabeth
Rab!~ining. Lucille: Thompson, Miriam Hamm, Joan Herious, Derek
D~ame~s. Kcndlal Jones, Br~enda Coakley, Miriaum Johnson, Indr~idl
lI`( I-s, isadora Lammn and family, Mr. Christopher Gibson, Ms.
iAle\lln Albury, Mrs Angela Russell, Mrs Valarie Seymour, The
!:lr\\n faunuly, Mlr. and Mrs. Moses Major, Mrs. Eleanor Bamn, Mr.
!1nd Mrs-. Garnet Knowles and family, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rolle
ah!l family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Anthony Wilson and Fanuly, Ms
\;a:lencia Ba~stian. Mr. Milton Smith, M.r. Cecil Dorsett, Ms Veronica
Sm~ith~. Mr. Franklyn Lightbourne, Mr. and Mrs Oswald Darville,
\h1 :Ind Mirs. Se~lvin Estwick, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hamilton, Mr-
.i0i ll.\hts. leader Major Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Thompson,
r-d Th'lompson, Sir Arthur and Lady Joan Foulkes, Mr. and
11Is Haruvey Tynes, Canon Samuel and Mrs. Anne Sturrup, Fr.
JosepFh and Mrs. Mary Mycklewhyte, Canon and Mrs Basil Tynes,
Bishop Gilbert and Olga Thompson, Mrs. Vernel Albury, Mrs.
B:at;rbaa Fe~rguson, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
Decan,. Mirs. Helen Butler, Ms. Catherine Evans and family, Mrs.
Claudlette Reckley, Mrs. Zelma Dean, Ms. Madeline Gray, Nurse
Rart. Mre and Mrs. William Wallace, Mrs. Evelyn Bain. Gay Miller
andI ftonlily, Mrs. Evelyn Cooper, Mrs. Patricia Coak~ley, Mr/Is.
Made~c R2ahm~ingc, Mrs. Meryl Deveaux, Barbara Newton, Oncology
C'lin~ic. DrI. Roberts, Dr. Munroe, Nurse Charlene McPhee and
IP a~c~ic Smlith of the Surg~ical Suite, Mr. and Mrs. Francis, The
C !ehi family and The Ferguson and Mackey families of Charlotte
Rfie. Sylvester Ramsey and family, Helen Henderson of
\`ilounu~.fh' e Pennington family of New York, Cynthia Mlartin o~f
Rlanuii Francis Pinder, The St. Barnabas Church-family,
mana:l~gemetnt and staff of Nassau Diary Products, staff of First
(':!r; i ben Bank and many other friends too numerous to mentioa.

I liendls mnay pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians,
ti44 Navo~u Street on Tihesday froni 10 3~. 'mis toe6' p.R.m and
fl W rnsdlay lit the chtircli froin 9: ~.m. osvc ie


FROM paeone

issues caulsed b~y a constant influx
of' f'orcign stranlgers-
Resicents sa~y there is "grave
con~cern" a~bout the health of' peo-
I'le living nearby. Environmental
expert(S are. also alarmed at the
threat of disease from the site.
T'he shanty community is close
to Carmichael Road Detention
Centre. Bahamians in Excellence
Gardens say hundreds of Haitians
are now living in appalling con-
ditions only a few feet from their
doors.
Over the weekend, a call went
out for government to state clear-
ly its public policy on Haitian
immigration, with special refer-
ence to the slum communities in
Nassau and Abaco.
Experts are now claiming that
faecal waste in well water is cre-
ating a "bacterial soup" which is
posing a major threat to Bahami-
ans living near such sites.
"'Haitian settlers are defecating
in holes in the ground, creating
odour and discoloration of well
water and major health threats,
including giradia and cholera,"
said the source.
"The water table in this area is
only four feet down. What this
pollution means is that the water
is no longer potable and that high
levels of bacteria are forming. This
causes'upper digestive distress,
with fever, nausea and gastric

sp .ians are also being blamed
for leaving derelict vehicles on the
site, adding oil spillage to potential
liazards.
In their petition to the health
minister, residents complain of
rats, flies, mosquitoes and snakes
in the area.
And they say they are in con-
stant fear of rapes and robberies
because of the number of
strangers passing their doors at
night.
Entire lines of washing have
already been stolen and con-
stant burning on the site, espe-
cially of human excrement, is
causing severe respiratory prob-
lems. especially for asthma suf-

fhe settlers are also bein
accused of adopting a "bold and
callous" manner while entering
the Bahamians' premises and
lielping themselves to water.
In some cases, Haitian children
are allegedly using these water-
gathering opportunities to steal
property from gardens, the peti-
tioners claim.


MAVIS YVONNE =
]BRICE, 65

of Charlotte Ridge will be held
onl Wedlnesdany January 16,th,
2008 at 10am at St. Barnabas
Anglican Church, Wulff &
Baillou Roads. Officiatling will
be Canon Balsil 3. Tynes assisted
by Rev. Joseph Mycklewhyte
aund Calnon Samnuel Sturrup and
other ministers. Interment will
follow in the Lakeview Gardens,
J.F.K Drive


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Rigby olainea lot PLP loss
FROM pae one

to the PLP's constitution, it is the chairman's task to get the party ready
and keep it mna state of readiness for a general election.
He also said the chairman is supposed to monitor the voter register
to ensure it reflects the realities on the ground.
Mr Smith argued that there were irregularities the register used in the
last election, and it is the responsibility of the chairman to alert the min-
ister responsible in order to have these addressed.
"That's why at the end of the day I put the blame at his feet," said Mr
Smith. "He is the pitcher in thle last inning. You can't get away from it.
He is the pitcher. He lost the game. He takes the blame."
When contacted by 7'he Triburne for comment on the explosive
charges laid against him, Mr Rigby said: "I do not have time to respond
to stupidness from Kodl Smith."
Despite making accusations against Mr Rigby, Mr Smith did not say
what blame he accepts for the party's loss after he and Kenyatta Gib-
son's Cabinct fight, wlyich caused scycre damage to the reputation of
the PLP and its leader Perry Christie.
Mr Smith also announced during the interview that he is launching
exploratory efforts and an exploratory team in a bid for the chair-
manship of the PLP.
When asked what he can bring to the post, Mr Smith said he has the
ability to "cxcite people" about the PLP and get them interested.
He added that he would be able to find alternative ways to get the
party ready for an election, keep it ready and do what was necessary to

wmhus far, Glenys Hanna-Martin appears to be the front-runner for
the PLP chairmanship, which will be vacated by Mr Rigby next month.


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Mr Franke is survived by his wife Brenda; son,
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Donna Kepple., Denise Freund and Micheline
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No longer can woe see your smiling jabce, but y~ourr memnory~ lives
on in our hearts anld in our dail) thoughytls. It'e lov~e ylou, burt
Jesus loves you best. Until wye meet again? Dannyw Bov,
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MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008, PAGE 13


Cessna Caravan for troop trans-
port and a Vulcan Air for gener-
al reconnaissance, which wWl sag-
nificantly improve the detection
and interdiction capability of the
Force.


Ana
from the scene.
When police arrived, they dis-
covered the victim's SUV in the
parking lot and, on searching the
premises, discovered the bound vic-
tim.
Last night, the victim was back
home nursing minor injuries from
the gun-butt, The Tribune learned.
He was not shot during the rob-
bery.
Police investigations are contin-
uing.


*Upgrading and expansion of
the RBDF Ileet, thus facilitating
the establishment of a permanent
presence in the southern
Bahamas from which regular
patrols of our waters will be
undlertaken
*Thle purchase of two Vigilant
craft to be deployed this week at
Inagun
*The purchase of two Daunt-
less vessels one 40 ft and one 48
ft which are now under con-
struction for delivery in April and
June, 2008
*Approval for the acquisition
of two Additional 60-ft craft for
the RBDF
*Acceptance of four addition-
al Interceptor craft from the US
under the Enduring Friendship
Programme. (The first two craft
are expected to arrive in March


while the third and fourth should
be delivered later this year, the
prime minister said).
The re-establishing of the Air
Wing of the RBDF and approved
purchase of two aircraft, one a

FROM page one

demanded he open the company's
safe.
They were unsuccessful in this
attempt and the assailants pro-
ceeded to bind the victim with duct
tape, Chief Supt Glenn Miller told
The Tribune.
After firing another shot inside
the establishment, the gunmen fled
the scene, leaving the victim behind.
Authorities were alerted at about
1pm by an anonymous caller who
saw the kidnappers running away


Shinnmo
FROM page one
he said.
The government will also give
fulrther consideration to develop-
ment of a container terminal at
Arawak Cay, and provision of an
inland container depot, said Mr
In graham. .
This announcement may brmng
some relief to traffic congestion
downtown, as large trucks and mis'
placed bus stops on Bay Street
cause chromec delays along both
Shirley and West Bay Streets.
However, Mr Ingraham did not
make an explicit personal commit-
ment to remove the shipping ports
from the city centre, which many
commentators consider the critical
component of any serious revitali-
sation plan.
"While all are not agreed on the
location of a new cargo terminal
for New Providc~tteealf'ift~erested
parties, in both public and private
sectors, agree that the revitalisa'-
tion of the City of Nassau requires
that we remove the storage of ship'
ping containers from the heart of
the City of Nassau," he said.
The overall revitalisation plan,
Mr Ingraham said, will be informed
by recommendations in the Bum~
side Report, completed in the ear-
ly 1990s, the 2004 EDAW Master
Plan for the City of Nassau and the
recommendations of the Down-
town Redevelopment Joint Task
Force.
"The plan will not be a secret,"
:ai Mr Ingr:0m "::::= t c
set in a rational framework with
preliminary costs and time-lines,
yon, sy fleon Bkahaminna s, wl b

proTiebne Business obtained a
copy of the confidential report by
thevDu hstconsu tant Ech ory
that moving the shipping-facilities
to south-western New Providence
would generate $497 million in eco-
nomic benefits for the country over
a 30-year period, compared to net
present value costs of $192 million.
The report found that moving
the new port facilities, which would
be located between BEC's Clifton
Pier power plant and Common-
w. health tewere, is "soundfely- fes- ---
ble from a socio-economic per-
spective."
Without the move, the report
stated that "the cruise market in
Nassau will show a very limited
growth" with the number of calls
remaining mo r Iese contan

the port relocation, cruise visitor
arvaesrt eNtsau uauldbyrowe b
2005 and 2015. Between 2015 and
2025, that rate would fall to just
one per cent per annum; and in the
period from 2025 to 2035 the pace
would further slow to a growth rate
of tpheeprt are relocated, the
report states that cruise arrivals to
Nassau will increase by four per
It Betw en h05anade22o 5, t

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Mr Ingraham also Pledged that ~
his government will complete the
diddmn poces ad c n cig fo ~~~
accommodate the arrival of "sulper-
size" cruise ships in 2009.
The demolition or restoration
of buildings in the city centre are a
further part of plans by the gov-
ernment to restore downtown Nas-
sau.
"As well, a number of govern-
ment buildings have sat condemned
mn the City of Nassau for a number
of years. We will restore or demol-
is tthe Ad eley u luin qgaa t e
Ingraham, adding that the old Cus-
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FROM page one
"We must tackle the fears and
social tensions which have accom-
panied our development and
which have not been adequately
addressed," he said last night
during his New Year report to
the nation.
"I wish to address specifically
our single biggest national con-
cern as we begin this New Year,
that is crime. Unless we can right
our social relations, the other
(social) matters will have no rel-
evance.
He reflected on the "spike" of
violence recorded in 2007, par"
ticularly t~he unprecedented mur-
der toHl that even spread to rela'
tively peaceful areas of Family
Island communities.
He warned Bahamians not to
become complacent with the cur-
rent level of violence which would
in turn undermine "the peace and
tranquillity-forwhich-the) eoun.
try has been admired. -
"We must, each of us, ensure
that a reduction in criminality
does occur in this New Year and
in succeeding years as a conse-
quence of our individual and col-
lective deliberate actions," Mr
Ingraham added.
"The fight against crime is not
exclusively a police matter. The
restoration of peace and safety in
our communities and in all neigh-
bourhoods is something which
involves us all, and is the respon-


PM 011 c1'1IC
sibility of us all."
The prime minister's remarks
citine on the heels of last year's
unprecedented murder rate of 79
homicides and a year filled with
an increase in violent crimes
against the person and property.
According to recent statistics,
up to September, 2007, there
were 596 reported cases of armed
robbery, 133 reported cases of
robberies, 102 reported incidents
of rape, and 178 reported cases
of unlawful sexual intercourse.
In crimes against property, up
to September, 2007, there were
231 reported burglaries, 1,982
housebreaking reports, 1,123
shop-breakings, 740 stolen vehi-
Cles, to name a few.
Up to press time, there were
four' classifield muisrdis fiir 26~0;1, '
raising fears that this year will
match 2007 for violence.
~In his addriess,ir fir Igraham
also summarised initiativeii his
government implemented during
its eight months in office to
improve crime fighting, includ-
ing
ng*Amendment of the~ Juries
Act reducing the number of
jurors needed for non-capital cas-
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Christie on criticism by Kenyatta

FROM pae one

Since the event, indicating that his party is :ill vibrant, Mri
Christic saidi he has already received three applict ,ions from indi-
viduals interested in running under the PLP's banner in the
Kennedy constituency.
Mr Christie also said that he does not expect Mvalcolm Adder-
ley, or any other PLP MP, to leave the party. He said that he can
only operate with the information he receives from his members,
and until such a time as he hears otherwise, he does not expect oth-
er resignations.
The departure of Mr Gibson will have an effect on the PLP's
Senate and election court challenges, Mr Christie acknowledged.
With Mr Gibson's departure, the PLP will no longer be the
government if they win the three seats under scrutiny in election
court. Instead the balance would shift to 20 to 20 with Mr Gibson
holdthnenthek blanhce of power aslan Inde ednt.teexgnra

election, Mr Christie said: "Let it be known to all and a sundry,
until such time as I declare that I am leaving, or that through
discussions in my party it is an opportune time for me to leave, it
must be known that I, Perry Gladstone Christie, remains the
leader of the Progressive Liberal Party.
"He will be going to the convention in February to seek con-i
firmation of that and he will tell his peopic where we arc gomng as
we move into the future at that time."
Mr Christie also described his relationship with Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham as "civil" in his wider discussion of politics,
when asked about the issue.
"Well, we don't have much of a relationship. We speak to ec
other. I believe we respect each other. There are times when I ee
question that. I've seen things in the House of Assembly where
felt that he's gone too far in his description of what he thinks I ws
is. And I have said so at the time. But that's politics, and I think w
attribute that to politics."
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that he was influenced by me," said
Mr Wilchcombe in a press state-
ment yesterday.
"'This is a divisive theory. It is
stupidl It lacks syllogistic and/or
political intelligence. My life's work
has been about strengthening aind
developing the PLP."
On Friday, sources told The Tri-
bune that a concerted effort would
emerge from within the PLP to
attack Mr Gibson as a result of his
sudden and dramatic departure
from the party.
However, the attacks have been
extended with equal venom to Mr
Wilchcombe, who has been unwill-
ing to criticise Mr Gibson. Instead
Mr Wkch beehas a tmted to
Kennedy MP, meeting with him one
day after his announcement.
Former Mount Moriah MP Keod
Smith, who disgraced the PLP when
he and Mr Gibson fought in the
Cabinet Office in 2006, publicly led
the attack on Mr Wilchcombe yes-
terday while a guest on The Last
Word, a new Sunday radio talk show
with host Jeffrey Lloyd on More
94.9 FM.
Mr Smith, who sources indicate
has little to no support within the
PLP, took particular issue with state-
ments made by Mr Wilchcombe to
The Dtibune last Thursday.
In the interview, Mr Wilchcombe
expressed full support for party
leader Perry Christie and expressed
regret over Mr Gibson's decision.
He also said the party needed to
address the issues that would lead a
young and vibrant member to
depart in such a manner.
Mr Wilchcombe focused his
statements on the reorganisation
that is necessary within the PLP,
while acknowledging that his party is
curnt "haemorrhaging" after the

Some PLPs, however, have taken
the statements as criticism of Mr
Christie, and without accurate ref-
erence to the interview, these groups
have sought to attack Mr Wilch-
"It concerned me that he would
have taken those steps, knowing full
well that his comments would have
fuelled the fire behind what has hap-
pened with Kenyatta. And see, it
doesn't necessarily mean that if he
believes that Mr Christie ought not
be the leader, he should not stand to
that view," said Mr Smith, reflecting
the view of those who seek to weak-
en Mr Wilchcombe.
"It just simply means that this is
misplaced. He certainly could not
be my leader. Not if he were to do
thing like that "
Mr Smith went as far as stating:
"You can't do what he (Mr Wilch-
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Wilchcombe

ofrepc eor nreareda frm pteh a
t ."
To these types of attacks, Mr
Wilchcombe said yesterday that "it
is time for the PLP to end this pro-
tracted and uninspiring episode that
could stamn the image of our proud
and noble history.
"We must all take a deep breath
and open our mmnds. Let us think
of the damage that we are inflicting
on our party. And let us resolve t?
find that pae forbreconciliation,
said M iccom e*
Mr Smith, however, took the
opposite position on the radio, fur-
t ert h nrtdn so Gison dcha
"a great politician at all.
"I feel that the PLP has not lost
anything good wt Kenyatta leav-
mng," said Mr Smith. "I would go as
far as to say good riddance, matter
fiTeo gh not secifically address-
ing Mr Smith, Mr Wilchcombe in
hs lttmetinsta at e ed t
PLP beyond mere attacks and
tirades.
out n tta sGibson has st pe
said Mr Wilchcombe. "It is our col-
lective responsibility to reach out
and engage in reconciliation. Name
calling and finger pointing will only
negatively impact the families,
friends and supporters of Mr Gib-
son,
"The PLP has had resignations in
the past. When I served as chair-
man we had to manage the resigna-
tion of a senior member. We did
not insult the member, toss volleys
of hate at him, nor did we close the
window that would have made it
diffultefor him to return to the
"We were silent. We were not
drawn into non-progressive and
non-productive dialogue."
theH addod o Me Giust ot cos
Mr Gibson was asked to carry the
banner of the PLP, he was asked to
do so because of the qualities and
gifts bequeathed to him by God. We
would bewron to sug es that he is

"We must put on the garment of
political maturity, close ranks, eval-
uate our circumstances and begin
the journey to become the next gov-
ernment of The Commonwealth of
The Bahamas."
A PLP source told The Tribunle
yesterday that by attacking Messrs
Gibson and Wilchcombe in this way,
Mr Smith was attempting to impress
Mr Christie and his followers in
qder to get back mnto the political
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30-40 workers and create at least 50 permanent jobs in first phase
* Phase II to start in 2009) and include food store
* Sales on 304-lot subdivision to start in early March


told The Tribune that "physical con-
struction will start in the first week of
February" on the shopping centre,
which is targeting an area of New Prov-
idence currently underseIrved by retail.
Construction workers have cleared and
marked out the site, and are now exca-
vating the foundations.
"We are doing two things at the same
time," Mr Joudi said. "Via Della Rosa
is a 75-acre subdivision with 304 lots
that's under construction right now.
Sales will be launched in the first week
of March.
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WBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor


Developer hopes physical construction to start 'in six months if all goes well'


on the project could begin "about six
months from now if everything goes well".
He told The Tribune: "Wre're frantical-
ly designing infrastructure so that we can
get shovels in the ground as soon as pos-
sible, and start hiritig lots of people in the
future."
To bring the South Ocean project to
friton, Mr Stein and his company need to
acquire land from four different owners.


They include the New Providence Devel-
opment Company, the affiliate of the Tavi-
stock Group, the investor/developer
behind the neighboring $1.4 billion
Albany Golf & Beach resort, and South
Ocean's former owner, the Canadian
Commercial Workers Industry Pension

See LAND, page 2,B


THE developer behind the proposed
$867 million redevelopment of the South
Ocean Golf & Beach Resort told The Tri-
bune that he will today "have closed on
the bulk of the land"' acquisitions needed
to make the project happen.
Roger Stein, head of RHS Ventures and
the New South Ocean Development Com-
pany's managing director, said he hoped
that if all went well, physical construction


SBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
SYSTEPMS Resource
Group's (SRG) IndiGo Net-
works subsidiary scored
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by defeating a copyright action
brought against its use of the
Internet domain name one-
phone.com for its residential


phone service, the leading
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IF THE Government
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investment projects currently
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it will sustain the Bahamian
construction industry for five
years, the Bahamian Contrac-
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Mr Wrinkle met last week
with David Davis, director of
investments in the Prime Min-
ister's Office, for a two-and-a-
half-hour meeting to discuss the
state of the Bahamian con-

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works in Abaco on Friday, and
sector regulator, the Public Util-
ities Commission (PUC) hav-
ing also ruled againstBETC over
its refusal to programme its
switches to route calls from
additional exchange numbers
legally provided to IndiGo, only
one dispute between the two
rivals remains outstanding from
2005.
That dispute, upon which the
PUC has yet to rule, relates to
the appropriate interconnection

See BTC, page 6B


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the clock put back to 2004"
through having its monopoly
reinstated, its only legal fixed-
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opment's main equity backer is
the hedge fund group, Plain-
field Asset Management. With
all project financing in place,
Mr Stein said the global cred-
it/Iiquidity crunch, and diffi-
culty some were having in
obtaining financing at the
right price (interest rate) or at
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his South Ocean plans.
"It's all systems go," Mr
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the Government, and the expe-
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foot casino, the redevelopment
of South Ocean, which has
been closed since 2004, will
feature fractional villas, 180
timeshare units, second homes,
convention centre, marina, ten-
nis facilities, and spa all set to
cost around $500 million. The


first phase, involving the instal-
lation of utilities and infra-
structure, is set to cost "a little
over $200 million".
The draft economic impact
study, performed for South
Ocean, completed by Oxford
Economics, projected that the
resort would create 1,358 full-
time jobs when fully open, plus
1200 direct construction jobs
during peak build out.

Year

During its first full year in
operation, Mr Stein's project
is projected to inject $172 mil-
lion in extra visitor spending
into the Bahamian economy.
Hard construction spending,
involving the building of new
buildings and renovations to
others, will total $541 million
by 2015, with the total invest-
ment' by Mr Stein, RHS and
his partners in the new South
Ocean Development Company
reaching $867 million by that
year. The $541 million con-
struction spending has been
forecast to inject $217 million
into the Bahamas' GDP over
nine years, and generate $105
million in wages, with con-


struction employment averag-
ing 877 persons between 2007-
2010, peaking in 2009).
On the operational side,
South Ocean was forecast to
produce a $3.7 billion GDP
impact over its first 20 years,
generating $1.5 billion in direct
wages and salaries for employ-
ees.
The project will also gener-
ate $1.8 billion in revenues for
the Government in the 23
years to 2030.
Albany will be a 'next door
neighbour' for the revitalised
South Ocean. "I think the two
projects complement each oth-
er quite well," Mr Stein said
previously of Albany and
South Ocean. "While Albany
is a private, exclusive commu-
nity, we are a hospitality-dri-
ven, commercial development
in which anyone can partici-
pate, with multiple hotels, a
pay-for-play golf course, major
marina, the relocation of Stuart
Cove's, which is a huge draw
already, and bars, retail and
restaurant options, plus estate
homes.
"It's a complete destination,
yet complementary develop-
riments."


administration commits New
Providence Development
Company to make available
"suf-ficient land to ensure the
viability" of the South Ocean
project, at price and location
to be agreed between the two
sets of developers.

Revamping
Meanwhile, Mr Stein told
The Tribune that work on
revamping the South Ocean
golf course was "75-80 per
cent" complete. "We've spent
a fortune on it, and spared no
expense. It will be the top
course in the Caribbean," Mr
Stein added.
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Baha Mar would have been
ready to start, thus preventing a
construction lull. However, this
turned out to not be the case.
Mr Wrinkle said it was his
understanding that the two
major projects planned for New
Providence were "days" away
from starting. He added that
Baha Mar had requested addi-
tional items in their Heads of
Agreement, and had had to ful-
fill a number of other obliga-
tions, before the $2.4 billion
Cable Beach redevelopment
could be approved. All this was
now said to have been com-
pleted.
Mr Wrinkle added that most
of the final details relatiiig to
the road acquisition essential to
the $1.4 billion Albany project
had been completed, signalling
that both projects were ready
to go into the construction
phase.
The BCA president said
Albany was likely to begin
slightly before Baha Mar. He


added that Albany's, similar in
scope to that of Lyford Cay -
another ultra high-end residen-
tial community was something
Bahamian builders can easily
accomplish. This was unlike
Baha Mar, which would require
specialist expatriate labour.
Albany was more likely to
generate sustainable employ-
ment throughout the course of
its development, as well as have
more of a trickle-down effect
for the construction industry,
he added.
Mr Wrinkle said the invest-
ment approval process slowed
down dramatically because of
last May's general election and
subsequent change in govern-
ment, as the FNM wanted to
ensure projects in the pipeline
were suitable for the Bahamas.
He said any delay or conse-
quences that resulted from this
were better felt now, rather
than have a situation later
develop where an investor
abandons their project.
This, Mr Wrinkle said, was
why the BCA was so adamant
that developers be required to
put up a performance bond of
at least 10 per cent of develop-
ment costs, so that Bahamian
contractors had some recourse.
Mr Wrinkle added that the
BCA had requested that new
developers contribute a sum
equivalent to at least 1 per cent
of their development costs to
the enhancement of training for
young Bahamians at the
Bahamas Veoca 1na & Train-


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Plan (CCWIPP).
Mr Stein told The Tribune:
"We've closed on the bulk of
the land. As of Monday
[today], we will have closed on
the bulk of the land. We will
have closed on the balance of
the land outstanding in the
month of January."
The major land acquisitions
should be relative formalities.
The Albany Heads of Agree-
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to "make available sufficient
land to ensure the viability of
the proposed South Ocean
Beach Hotel project". More
specifically, the agreement that
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concerns that the delay in the
start of major investment pro-
jects, such as Albany and Baha
Mar, was contributing top
reduced employment and prof-
its in the sector.
Following the meeting, Mr
Wrinkle said the main problem
facing the Government was that
it was simply overwhelmed by
the vast amount of investment
projects it had to deal with, as
all needed to be examined with
a fine tooth comb.
"The Government's
resources are strathed. There
are not enough engineers, not
enough attorneys in the Attor-
ney General's office, and not
enough persons in the invest-
ment office to quickly deal with
everything," he said.
Mr Wrinkle said it had been
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hearing, B'TC had expressed
concerns that IndiGo Net-
works' new codes, coupled
with the alleged 'bypass' of its
network, would enable "calls
which originated as inter-island
traffic to terminate on another
island as local intra-island traf-
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BTC could not bill IndiGo and
was thereby deprived of rev-
enue, creating another from of
bypass".
'The PUC ruling detailed
how IndiGo Networks wrote
to BTC four times between
August-October 2(X).5, request-
ing that the switches be pro-
grammed. BTC eventually
responded on October 18,
200.5, expressing concern about
the alleged 'bypass' of its inter-
national gateway and saying it
had filed a formal complaint
over this. Neither side could
be budged from its respective
position, even though the
'bypass' issue: was settled in
Indi~o Networks' favour by
the October 20, 2006, ruling.
BTC alleged that program-
ming the switches to route the
calls from IndiGo Networks'
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squeeze it out of the market
by charging high fees for inter-
national interconnection
In its ruling, though, the
PUC said it had found in a dif-
ferent matter on October 20,
2006, that the Telecommuni-
cations Sector Pohecy did not
specifically refer to an inter-
national gateway, and did not
give BTC international gate-
way exclusivity for voice.
As a result, BTC's con-
tention on the alleged illegal
bypass' of its network by Indi-
Go its justification for refus-
ing to programme its switches -
had "no express basis"' in the
Telecommunications Act, the
sector policy, BTC's licence or
the interconnection agreement
with InldiGo Networks.
However, the PUC also
pointed out that the same
October 20, 2006, ruling found
that at the time, only BTC had
been authorised via its licence
to provide international con-
nectivity for voice telephony.
The PUC ruling noted th~t
BTC had provided no argu-
ments that it would be 'techni-
cally unfeasible' to programme
its switches to route the IndiGo
Networks codes, or that doing
so would breach BTC's licence.
BTC had also argued that
the PUC should defer the
switch programming complaint
until the Supreme Court deliv-
ered a ruling on its appeal
against the regulator's decision
on the state-owned monopoly
carrier's "exclusive right to the
international gateway".
The PUC rejected this, and
said: "Tlhe appeal of itself can-
not. and should not, automati-
cally act as a bar to the Com-
mission discharging its statu-
tory jurisdiction to conduct
regulatory hearings for the
purpose of determining all sub-
sequent regulatory disputes.'
In its submissions to Ihe


SBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC)
breached two conditions of its
telecommunications licence by
failing to programme its
switches to route calls from
new exchange numbers grant-
ed to its only legal competitor,
the industry regulator has
found.
Finding no merit in BTC's
argument that programming
its switches would enhance the
ability of IndiGo Networks, its
rival in fixed-line voice tele-
phony services, to allegedly
bypass its network and "inter-
national gateway", the Public
Utilities Commission (PUC)
ordered the state-owned car-
rier to facilitate the call routing
within 21 days of its Decem-
ber 19, 2007, ruling.
This means that BTC should
have programmed its switches
to route calls to and from Indi-
Go Networks' additional
exchange numbers of 676 for
New Providence, 687 for
Grand Bahama, and 698 for
Abaco, by January 9, 2008.
This date was last week
Wednesday, and it is not yet
clear whether BTC has com-
plied.
This episode, the latest in a
slew of disputes filed with the
regulator and the courts by
both BTC and IndiGo Net-
works, as the the tug-of-war
between telecoms sector pri-
votizatio~n and liberalization
continues, did not impede the
latter's competitiveness.
It Lud already launched
voice telephony services for
corporate customers in 2004,
using the 677 and 688 codes
for New Providence and
Grand Bahama. The three
cI- s that were the subject of
the dispute had been issued to


IndiGo Networks on August
2, 2005, by the PUC for its res-
idential and home office/small
office customers, to whom ser-
vices were launched in 2006.
When BTC failed to pro-
gramme its switches, IndiGio
Networks merely launched res-
idential services with the exist-
ing two codes it possessed.
The PUC found in its ruling
on the switch programming
that IndiGo Networks had
failed to prove its allegation
that BTC had engaged in anti-
competitive practices over the
issue. However, it did find that
BTC had breached two condi-
tions of its licence relating to
interconnection between its
network and that of IndiGo
Networks.
COnditions

These conditions stipulated
that BTC must "respond in
good faith" to any reasonable
interconnection requests from
other licensed operators, a~nd
that it provide interconnection
services "upon request".
"BTC has primarily focused
its argument, in this regard, on
the alleged bypass of its inter-
national gateway by [IndiGoJ
as justification for its refusal
to programme the NXX
codes," the PUC ruling found.
"BTC has consistently stated
that its exclusive rights include
the exclusivity of the interna-
tional gateway as part of its
fixed-voice exclusivity, in
accordance with the Telecosm-
munications Sector Policy."
This means that BTC is
arguing that all voice teleplho-
ny traffic for international calls
made from the Bahamas,
including calls originated by
IndiGo customers, must be
carried out by its network.
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that were written to Indi~o,
one on June 2.5, 20)07, and
another on August 13, 20)07,
by One Phone Holding. This
firm, described as a Swedish
investment firm in the tele-
coms industry, owned a Euro-
pean Union' (EU) registration
for the onephone trademark,
and had registration applica-
tions pending in other coun-
tries besides the Bahamas, pri-
or to an international applica-
tion.
After receiving no reply
from IndiGo, OnePhone Hold-
ing "launched a case with
WIPO" arguing that the
Bahamian company be
.strPiped of the right to use the
oriephione.com Iriteinet
domain name.
"Most of the WIPO case
findings are in favour of the
complainant," Mr Hutton-
Ashkenny said. "And there's


a very high percentage of
dlomain nlames stripped from
compan"ies in the B~ahamas.
"We not only fought it but,
on top of that, got WIPO to
rule that the plaintiff abused
the process in bringing the
complaint in-the first place. It
was something of a slam
dunk." .
The WIPO case involving
IndiGo Networks shows how
careful Bahamian companies
must be now when it comes to
intellectual property and copy-
right, and the registration of
their own Internet domain
names, in an international con-
text. Indeed, the use of arbi-
tration panels to settle disputes
i's a standard~fe'attire of the~ "
international trade regimes the
Bahamas is seeking to partici-
pate in.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said:
"I lear~nt an awful lot from this


process. Certainly, on intellec-
tual property, and when it
comes to Internet domain
names, you have to be a bit
careful.
"Domain name registrars,
such as register.com, and oth-
ers really adhere to the intel-
lectual property and ICANN
(Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Num-
bers) rules. Those rules incor-
porate the use of panels like
WIPO to arbitrate in disputes."
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny
added: "It's very difficult to
buy a domain name, sit on it
and do nothing with it. It can
be stripped by someone in
another jurisdiction using the
s;xtrie~domairmme.pe. -~ ~
"The Internet is a global
market. You think you can
hide away somewhere like the
Bahamas, but you can't."
In the case involving Indi-
Go Networks, the WIPO pan-
el found that the onephone
domain name was originally
registered by a Patrick Low on
March 3, 1999. A representa-
tive of Swefour AB, the for-
mer owner of OnePhone
Holding's domain name regis-
trations, offered to acquire Mr
Low's registration on August
11, 2005, for $1,800. That offer
was declined.
Mr Low eventually sold the
onephone domain name to
IndeGbo Netok 0 oo $1,
Bahamian firm that there had
been competing offers, includ-
iri8g one of a sunilar suin from
Europe, interest from a New
Jersey-based individual, and a
Swedish party had 'offered way
below the 10g' and "so would
not be considered".
IndiGo Networks took pos-
session of the one phone
domain name on February 9,
2007, directing it to its own
website, which markets resi-
dential and business fixed
voice telephony services in
New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Abaco.
The service to business cus-
tomers was launched mn 2004,
and the one for residential and
small office/home office. mar-
ket was unveiled in October
OnePhone holding filed its
action with WIPO on October
24, 2007, citing three main
grounds of complaint. The first
was that Indi Go Net wor ks'
domain name was "identical
or confusingly similar to its
own" trademark registrations,
even though it had yet to reg-
ister its trademark in the
Bahamas.
One Phone Holding then
alleged that IndiGo Networks
had "no rights or legitimate
interests" in the onephone
domain name, arguing that its
registrations pr~eceded-the -
Bahamian firm's rights, which
were "established in bad faith".
OnePhone based the "bad
faith" allegation on the asser-
tion that IndiGo Networks
should have known of its "pri-
or" rights to the domain name.
It further claimed that
IndiGo's use of the onephone
domain name "blocked" it
from exercising its rights.
IndiGo Networks, in its
defence submitted to WIPO,
countered by advocating that
OnePhone Holding's defence
had "no greater validity than


its own claim to the same
trademark in the Bahamas".
The Bahamian company fur-
ther alleged that the onephone
brand was created in August
2006, with an advertising
agency instructed to develop
this brand's logo in early Sep-
tember 2006.
Indi~io Networks submitted
further evidence to show its
planned use of the onephone
brand, and alleged that the
Swedish company had never
used the trademark, merely
saying it was part of its
telecommunications roll-out
strategy. Furthermore, One-
Phone did not have an active
website, and Google searches
"for 'onephone'- did not- show-
any links to the Swedish firm.
The WIPO panel recorded:
"The Respondent [IndiGo]
reiterates that the complainant
has not launched any goods or
services under the ONE-
PHONE' mark and asserts that
it did not know and cannot rect-
sonably have been expected to
know of the complainant's
rights in various other coun-
tries when it acquired the
Domain Name. It points out
that the name 'onephone is not
a coined word and is in use by
a number of other telecom-
munications companies around
the world......
"The respondent submits
ta he n mpainta ens iute

mng, citmng four grounds: first,
that the complainant has made
wild adlegations of.bad faith,
secondly, that the complainant
made no attempt to establish
whether the respondent had
used the name 'onephone' in
connection with a bona fide
offering of goods or services
before bringing the complaint;
thirdly, that the complaint
contains selective disclosure of
material facts relating to its use
of the mark relied upon; and
fourthly that the complainant
has pursued the complaint
recklessly with no regard to
the disruption of the respon-
dent's legitimate business."
In its ruling, the WIPO pan-
el found that while the one-
phbneodoe inkname ise nd
to the Swedish firm's, it ~was
"not satisfied" that the
Bahamian firm should have
known OnePhone had any reg-
istration rights.
The WIPO panel, ruling in
IndiGo's favour, said: "The
panel is satisfied that the com-
plainant proceeded with at
least a reckless disregard of the
likelihood that the respondent
had rights or legitimate inter-
ests in the name 'onephone'.
"Indeed, the complainant s
cease and desist letter acknowl-
edged that the respondent ,
'under the domain.name one- --
phone.com, has launched an
instant telephony service which
uses VoiP to route calls over
the Internet to consumers in
Europe, United States and in
Canada under the sign One-
phone'.
"'In the panel's view, it was
reckless for the complainant
to consider, if it did, that this
was not a bona offering of ser-
vices. The panel finds that the
complaint was brought in bad
faith and constitutes an abuse
of the administrative proceed-
ing."


previously ruled against anum-
ber of Bahamas-domiciled
entities. albeit usually 'shell'
companies, in disputes involv-
ing Internet domain name
rights. These rulings resulted
in the domain name rights
being stripped from the
Bahamas-domiciled entities.
"That was an interesting set
of circumstances," Mr Hutton-
Ashkenny recalled. "Our resi-
dential services are called one-
phonu'e. e picked that..name
bcuewe thought it worked.
The person who had the one-
phone' domain name registered
in the US was selling, so we
bought it."
That prompted two letters


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FROM page1~B

.nunications company by a
Swedish firm, OnePhone
tlolding AB, the case again
u~ghliglhting the importance of
olpyrightlintellectual proper-
yv rights and how Bahamian
:irm1s can be impacted by glob-
.II bodies and rulings.
Paul Hutton-Ashkenny,
rudiGo's president, told The
I tribune that WIPO's arbitra-
ion arm usually fourid for the"
omplainant in most cases
broughtt before it, making his
company'ss successful defence
ven more impressive.
In addition, WIPO had also


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duly certified in writing to the undersignled
on or before 18th February, 2008 after which
date the Executor will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only
to the claims, demands or interests of which
he shall then have had notice AND all persons
indebted to the above Estate are asked to
settle such debts on or before 18th February,
2008.

V. M. LIGHTBOURN & CO.
Attorneys for the Executor
P.O. Box AB-20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas





NO TICE

IN THE ESTATE OF PERCIVAL
PERCY GERALD ARCHER a~k.a.
PERCY GERALD ARCHER a.k.a.
PERCY ARCHER a.k.a. PERCIVAL
ARCHER late of the Settlement of
Dundas Town on the Island of Abaco
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased

".OTIEis rh erem ngen tauH alpesntha ig
above Estate should send same duly certified in
writing to the undersigned on or before 18th
February, 2008 after which date the Executrix
will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate
having re ard only to the claims, demands or
interests of which she shall then have had notice
AND all persons indebted to the above Estate
are asked to settle such debts on or before 18th
Februay 2008.

V. M. LIGHTBOURN & CO.
Attorneys for the Executrix
P.O. Box AB-20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007/CLE/qal/01801
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Side
IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING
TITLES ACT, 1959
AND
In the Matter of ALL THAT tract of land
topisn of 238A49Eacr b ingd apron of
situate first so twardly of Clarence Town on
Long Island one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.
AND
ALL THAT tract of land comprising of 400.60
acres being a portion of the Archibold Taylor Estate
Grant bk at 4 situated about 5,000 feet
due southwardly from Clarence Town Settlement
on Long Island one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.



IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION of KCT
HOLDINGS COMPANY LTD.


Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court
herein filed on the 2nd day of January, A.D., 2008.
The Petition of KCT HOLDINGS COMPANY
LTD., a Company incorporated under the laws of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas whose Registered
Office is situate in the City of Nassau in the Island of
New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas (hereinafter called
the Petitioner) is applying to The Supreme Court to
have its title to the land hereinafter described
investigated under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles
Act, and the nature and extent thereof determined
and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the said Court in accordance with the provisions
of the said Act.

ALL THAT tract of land comprising of 238.49
acres being a portion of the Archibold Taylor Estate
(Grant bk D pg 33) situate first southwardly of
Clarence Town on Long Island one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
AND

ALL THAT tract of land comprising of 400.60 acres
being a portion of the Archibold Taylor Estate Grant
bk 4 situated about 5,000 feet due southwardly from
Clarence Town Settlement on Long Island one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The Petitioner claims to be the owner in fee simple
by virtue of long undisturbed possession.
Copies of the said plan may be inspected during
normal office hours at the following places:-

The Registry of The Supreme Court, Public Square in
the City of Nassau; The ~Chambers of C.F. Butler
& Associates, No.7 Dennings Manor, Alice Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas; The Commissioner's Office in
Deadman's Cay and Clarence Town, Long Island


Any person who obiects to the granting of the
said Certificate of Title requested by the Petitioner is
required before the 28th day of February, A.D., 2008
to file with the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioner or its Attorneys, the undersigned, a
Statement of his/her claim in the prescribed form
verified by an Affidavit to be filed herewith. Failure
of any such person to file and serve Statement of
his/her claim on/before the 28th day of February,
A.D., 2008 will operate as a bar to such claim.


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The Ambassador of the American Embassy is presently considering applications
for the following positions:

CHEF ASSISTANT
and
HOUSEKEEPER ASSISTANT

These positions ar-e opened to candidates w~ith the following qualifications:

A high school diploma is required.
Vocational or technical training in the respective fields or
Two years exper-ience as a cook, food pr-epar~er, housekeeper, or
household assistant.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Persons must be able to work shifts and weekends w~hen necessary.
Must be flexible, a quick learner and adaptable to change.

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens w~ho are eligible for
employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Please submit resume and three refer-ences via e-mail: fernanderra@state.gov
or address a resume to the Human Resources Office of the U.S. Embassy no later
then January 21, 2008. Telephone calls will not be accepted in reference to this
advertisement.


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MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008, PAGE 5B


THE TRIBUNE


Life. Money. Balance both:


pi By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THERE remains a possi-


ability that the Bahamian
company in negotiations to
take over Delta Airlines'
Nassau ground operations
will absorb some or all of the
55 employees that will other-


wise be terminated
Carlos Santos, Delta's
manager for Latin America
and the Caribbean, told Tri-
bune Business that this possi-
bility did arise during negioti-


nations with the Bahamian
company, who the airline has
declined to name.
"That is something that did
come up for consideration,
although I cannot say that
that is definitely what will
happen. The possibility was
discussed but it is not con-
firmed,"' Mr Santos said.
Delta Airlines announced
mass redundancies among its
Nassau-based ground staff
last week. It said it was down-
sizing its operations as a cost-
cutting measure, and intend-
ed to let all of its Nassau-
based employees go at the
end of March 2008. The air-
line employs some 62 persons
in the Bahamas, of whom 55
will be impacted.
'This does not mean, how-
ever, that the airline will
cease service to the Bahamas,
as the plan is for Delta to
contract the baggage han-
dlin~g, ticketing/check-in ser-
naces heoBanhdamia mtm-
panl.
EmployeeS
Some employees had com-
plained about the way Delta
handled the situation, saying
it wans just dropped on them,
but Mr Santos said the airline
tried to be as sensitive as pos-
sible and promised that they
will all be given generous sev-
erance packages-
He stressed Delta's com-
mitment to the Bahamas, and
said the airline would contin-
uie to fly its 416 flights a week
to and frlom this nation.
Mr Santos revealed that
the Bahamas is the only
country in the region where
such a downsizing move has
been taken, although similar
action was taken in Buenos
Aries, which has a smaller
Delta presence than this
nation.
Late last week.. US media
reported that Delta wras
"seriously considermng" a
merger with either Northwest
Airhines or U~nited Airlines'
ct we unnamed industry


C.F. BUTLER & ASSOCIATES
Attorneys for the Petitioner
No.7 Dennings Manor
Alice Street
Nassau, The Bahamas


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WIlNES &x SPIRITS

Career Opportunzity for




JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for all stages of processing, confirming, tracking and receiving
orders for the entire company

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Process purchase orders for all shipments and consolidate when
necessary
SUpdate sh min application with all shipments
Maintain an accurate/efficient shipment tracking system to ensure
timely delivery of all orders
Track documents required by Bahamas Customs and follow-up
with Customs to ensure quick clearing of shipments
Assist with providing accurate inventory records for the bonded
warehouse
Oversee efficient movement of documents
Mamntain filing system for all documentation
Arrange truckage with warehouse for pickups
Liaise with freight forwarding companies on cargo space, shipments
and deliveries
Commumicate with sales department on arrivals and delays of
shipments '
Maintain good working relationship with all ~departments
Perform other administrative functions as required

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Associate's Degree mn Business or related field
Work experience in shipping or export company desirable
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
*Strongr intepeprsonal, problem solving anld customer service skills
Excellent organizational and communication skills

BENEFITS :
Salar commensurate with current salary scales, skills, qualifications and
experience. An attractive comprehensive benefits package is provided

Qualified candidates should submit their resume on or before
January 31st, 2008, to email: hrapply @bristolbahamas.com

fax: 242-361-3424,; att~efjtio: Htiman Resources Department








BRI $TOL

WINES &r SPIRITS

Career Opportunity for

WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS

MANVAGER (Regional)
JOB SUMMARY:

Provide leadership and coordination of all warehouse: operations. Establish
warehouse performance standards and strategic planning initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Manage a team of 35 plus employees in the Warehouse Department,
effectively motivating and developing the team members to enhance
efficiency, accuracy, productivity and waste control
Oversee shipping, receiving, handling, storage, product rotation and
expiration, inventory control and order fulfillment for all warehouses
Develop and direct strategic initiatives to ensure efficient warehouse
operations, good customer service, safety of wor~ker~s and facilities and
security of merchandise
Create warehouse budgets and implement strategies to attain budget
goals
Develop and implement inventory management and control systems for
all warehouses
Create and schedule maintenance and inspection programs for warehouses,
vehicles and equipment
Update operational policies and procedures, where necessary, and ensure
they are consistently followed by all team members
Maintain good working relationship with all departments
Perform other management functions as required

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field
Senior-level warehouse and logistics management experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Exceptional leadership and management skills
Strong interpersonal, problem solving and customer service skills
Excellent organizational and communication skills


BENEFITS :

Salary commensurate with current salary scales, skills, qualifications and
experience. An attractive comprehensive benefits package is provided

Qualified candidates should submit their resume on or before
January 31st, 2008, to email: hrapply@ bristolbahamas.com

fax: 242-361-3424, attention: Human Resour~ces Department


Not ice

A vacancy exists in the Aviation industry for the position of

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

RESPONSIBILITIES: To provide Financial Accounting and Cost
Management of the Company.

DUTIES:

* Design and establish effective financial controls and procedures that will
produce accurate and timely financial reports to the Board and
Management for financial decision making purposes,

* Implement and maintain an effective Cash Flow Management, Account
Receivables and Payables system.

* Prepare and monitor Operational and Capital budgets.

* Ensure that the accounting process and reporting are consistent with
International Financial Reporting Standards for quality and efficiency.

* Advise management on Cost Control Issues.

* Manage Expenditure.

* Participate in Management and Board Meetings.

* Direct and coordinate the day to day leadership and management of the
Accounts Department.

* Perform other management functions as required by the Gener~al Manager
and the Board of Directors.

Education & Qualifications:

* Minimum of seven (7) years experience at. a senior management level
and hold the designation of a Char~ted Accountant with memnber~ship in good
standing with the Bahamas Institute of Charter~ed Accountants.

Interested persons should apply no later than 18th,Ianuar~y, 2008 to:

The Tribune
C/O P.O. Box DA 8368
Nassau, Bahamas


PAGE 6B, MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008


thoultdh have been in p91ac0no
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said
IndiGo Networks had been met
with "all kinds of excuses" as
to why the Abaco mnterconnec-
tion had not happened or was
being delayed.
Commenting on a December
21, 2007, letter that BTC's Ms
Johnson had written to him,
pledging that interconnection
would happen, Mr Hu~tton-
Ashkenny said it was "subject
to all these conditions.
"In my view, these terms and
conditions amounted to noth-
ing more than an attempt to
change the terms of our inter-
connection agreement by the
back door."
He added: "BTC are seeking
to have their monopoly rein-
stated. We can dance around
all the legal terms, but what it
amounts to is to have the clock
put back until 2004 and have
their monopoly main-
tained....... We have to over-
come that mmndset.
"Co-operation with each oth-
er is in the interests of the con-
sumer. We're not asking BTC
to roll over and play dead. We
should all have the interests of
the consumer at heart."
A subtle change in telecom-
munications policy appears to
have taken place with the elec-
tion of the Ingraham adminis-
tration on May 2, 2007. With
Anthony Rolle having replaced
George Moss as PUC chairman,
and former BTC chief execu-
tive Michael Symottette now sit-
ting as one of the PUC's com-
missioners, the telecoms regu-
lator has at long last begun to
heat and process disputes filed
more than two years ago.
The FNM government has
also committed to privatizing


BdTC,ns mehn tdhee hristie
Bluewater deal, did not appear
to passionately believe in.
IndiGo Networks, and its Sys-
tems Resource Group (SRG)
parent, have been waiting for
two to three-and-a-half years to
interconnect with BTC's net-
work on Abaco.
The failure to achieve inter-
connection has prevented the
company from offering its fixed-
line voice services on Abaco,
and the competition to BTC
that could herald better ser-
vices, improved products and
lower prices for consumers.
The Public Ultilities Commis-
sion (PUIC) ruling on October 8,
2007, found that BTC had
"unreasonably delayed" con-
sumer choice and competition
on Abaco, and ruled that the
state-owned carrier must facili-
tate interconnection for IndiGo
Networks within 42 days of that
ruling.
In its ruling on the intercon-
nection dispute, the PUC said
that BTC had effectively abused
its market position as the 'dom-
inant operator' in fixed-line
voice services to deny IndiGo
entry to the Abaco market,
something analysts' view as part
of a larger attempt to squeeze
the 'upstart' new entrant out
and preserve BTC's market
share.
The Abaco interconnection
dispute is one of a slew of legal
actions embroiling BTC, Indi-
Go and the PUC as the battle
between twin competing forces
- maintaining BTC's market val-
ue and restricting competition
to maximise its privatization
price, and liberalismng telecoms
to reduce prices and improve
service for Bahamian business-
es and consumers plays out.


BTC put tin g



ClOck back' to




a mo nopo ly


THE TRIBUNE


FROM page 1B

capacity between BTC and
IndiGo's respective networks.
Holding out an olive branch,
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny urged
BTC to save time and money
on legal and regulatory costs for
both sides, and agree with Indi-
Go not to proceed with the
complaint.
"It's in all our interests for
BTC not to be seen as obstruc-
tionist," Mr Hutton-Ashkenny
said, in response to comments
reported mn The Tribune last
week by Marlon Johnson,
BTC's vice-president of sales
and marketing.
"We're more than happy to
work with them on that basis."
Yet willing co-operation at all
levels in BTC still seems in
shof-t supply.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said he
had received a letter last
Wednesday from Felicity John-
son, BTC's vice-president of
legal, regulatory and intercon-
nection, "saying that BTC
intended to have interconnec-
tion in place no later than Fri-
day [last week]. I know they
have been working frenetically
on it for the last couple of days".
The IndiGo president said
staff from his company would
travel to Marsh Harbour on
Monday to meet with BTC's
engineers, do system testing and
ensure the interconnection
between the two companies'
networks was in place as
promised. -
BTC, though, is almost two
months' late in providing inter-
connection for IndiGo in the
Abaco market. The PUC had
ruled on October 8, 2007, that
BTC must do this within 42
days from that date, meaning
the Abaco interconnection













fIS~ TH OLLEGE~E OF THE BAHA '


The College of The Bahamas
Presents an
International Conference

Abolition of the Trane-Atlantic Slave Trade:

Telling the Story
February 21-23, 2008
Nassau, The Bahamas


II


THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
CULINARY & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

INDUSTRY TRAINING DEPARTMENT

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES SPRING SEMESTER 0 12008 (SESSION O2)


COURSE SESSION m oN LAB
SEC CODE BEGINS DURAllON DAYS TIMtE & FEES FEE RM
Bahami an COOK 6:00 -
Cuisine 1 806 Feb. 07 6 weeks Thursday 9:00p $225.00 $1 50.00 MK ~
Gourmet COOK 6:00-
CookinI 1 823 Feb. 4 6 weeks Monda 9:00p $200.00 $180.00 MK
Gourmet COOK 6:00-
Cooking II 1 824 Feb. 4 6 weeks Monday 9:0m $225.00 $240.00 MK
Cake & Pastry COOK 6:00 -
Mlaking 1 813 Feb. 5 5 weeks Tues/Thurs. 9:00p $225.00 $75.00 LK
Cake &I Pastry COOK 6:00 -
Making II 1 814 Feb. 5 5 weeks Tues/Thurs. 9:0p $250.00 $75.00 PK
COOK 6:00 -
Bread Making 1 810 Feb. 7 6 weeks Thursday 9:0p $200.00 $90.00 LK
Cake COOK 6:00 -
Decoratin 1 817 Feb. 4 5 weeks Mon/Wed. 9:0p $225.00 $100.00 LK
Dcratin II 1 080K Feb. 4 5 weeks Mon/Wed. pm $225.00 $1 50.00 PK
Deadline for applications, January 2.5, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

SESSION B
mUToN
COURSE SEC CODE BEGINS DURATION DAYS TIME & FEES LAB FEE RM
Bahami an COO K 6:00 -
Cuisine 1 806 Mar. 27 6 weeks Thursdy 90p $225.00 $150.00 MK
Gourmet COO K 6:00 -
Cooking 1 823 Mar. 24 6 weeks Monday 90m $200.00 $180.00 MK
Gourmet COOK 6:00-
Cooking II 1 824 Mar. 24 6 weeks Monday 90m $225.00 $240.00 MK

Cake & Pastry COO K 6:00 -
Making 1 813 Mar. 25 5 weeks Tues/Thurs. 90p $225.00 $75.00 LK
Cake & Pastry COOK 6:00 -
Mlaking II 1 814 Mar. 25 5 weeks Tues/Thurt. 9:0m $250.00 $75.00 PK
COOK 6:00 -
Bread Making 1 810 Mar. 27 6 weeks Thursda 9:0p $200.00 $90.00 LK
Cake COO K 6:00 -
Decoratin 1 817 Mar. 24 5 weeks Mon/Wed. 9:0m $225.00 $100.00 LK
Cake COOK 6:00 -
Decorating II 1 818 Mar. 24 5 weeks Mon/Wed. 9:00m $225.00 $150.00 PK
Deadline for applications, February 28, 2008S at 4:00 p.mn.

For further Information or to pick up an application please contact the Industry Training department of the Culinary &
Hospitality Management Institute, 323-5804, 323-6804 or fax 325-8175.
All fees are included with the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time).
CHMI reserves the right to change Tultlon, ~Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule and Course Materials.


All artwork should be sent or brought to the Pro
Gallery which is located in the S Block at The
College of the Bahamnas Oakes Field Campus one
(1) week prior to the opening of the exhibition.
Please address all artworks to Mrs. Joann Behagg
of Mr. John Cox.
All an:ists should give an indication of how they
would wish their 3D pieces to be display .
Photographic images would assist us in determining
your display needs.
Foreign artists are welcome. However, all related
costs will be the: responsibility of the artists (packing,
shipping, an~d customs duty, etc.) to and from The
Bahamas.
The Conference Committee will select the works
to be exhibited and all decisions are final.

Contacts:
Joann Behagg
email: jbehagg~rcob.edu.hs
Telephone: 302 41560

John Cox
jeox~ccob.edu.bs
Telephone: 302-4485


Visit olur website at www.cobi.edurrbs


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~Bi~bi~r i Cr~=C;~-~!ru~
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Come learn about and celebrate a part of Bahamian and world history that has
profoundly influenced Africa, Europe and the Americas. Register today.

Plenary S peakere
Dr. Joseph E. Harris, Howard University Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus,
an expert on Africa and Director of the South African Research and Archival Project.
At the conference his topic center around: "Global slave trade and the emergence of
communities of African descent around the world".
Dr. Rosanne Adderley, Professor of History at Tulane University and author. Her
presentation will focus on "Freed Africans in The Bahamas".
Mr. William Godfrey Davis Esq., Attorney at Law and Transformative Mediator, his
topic will be "Reparations for the peoples of the Maafa".
Mr. Kojo Yankah, President of the Africa Institute of Journalism &.Communications,
educator and author, he will speak on the topic: "Reconciliation for the Peoples of the
Maafa".
For additional information contact the School of Social Sciences, Telephone 397-
Jessica Minnis, Assoc. Professor,
School of Social Sciences
The College of The Bahamas
P O Box N4912
E-mail: abolitionconf@cob.edu.bs
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 397-2608


THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES


i'Continuing EducationUnits
Now Availa~ble


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Choose the courses or programme to help you accomplish your career goals...
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The exhibition will open on I
2008 at 6.30 mn the evening at tt
Centre at The College of the B,.
Campus.


tay, 15 February,
Performing Arts
mal~s Oakes Field


MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2900, PAGE 78)


THE TRIBUNE


E o'l)UCAING & TrR~li NY7ING' B hFAHAMZIAN


SInternational

C On'fe re nce

and Art Exhibition

Abolition of' the

Tra ne-Atla ntic Slave Trade:

Telling the Sitory


February 21-23, 2008
Naesau, The Bahamas

Art Exhibition
February 15-23, 2008

Guidelines for Artists'

The Conference on the Abolition of the Trans
Atlantic Slave Trade: Telling The Story, invites all
artists to submit up to three (3) artworks executed
in any medium for show~i"atf the conference
February 21-23, 2008.










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1. D)IRE:CTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS & ANNUAL FUND

Sit Illh #t: The Director of Alumni Relations u nnual Fund ha~sdtw piarc rsos bliies nddelo a s
r un."P." The incumbents will have direct responsibility for creating The College of The Bahamas' Annual Fuhd
""N~lu~t. 'T: ?Jrecor dfAlunm Mea bions Annuali eudwdisn Im ent shnuinayndplbams forTh~esCollg '
I candidate will be someone with strong interpersonal, communication (both orally and written) and organisational
di ls wlx nto T olegce of Th Baha ingt oo raio ao auon Ire tionse and dvte opM shis isa esx e ln

oruiuty tbhl soetonewoT la wrdt io The Collegd Dandewh mat cop nav The alma mae an/dnwil f j
The Bahamans.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Annual Fulnd
i. Establish The1~ College of The Bahamas Annual Fund through the implementation of the
preliminary strategic plan for the COB Annual Fund.
2.Provide continued development, evolution and implementation of new Annual Fund strategy.
3. Cr-eates the Annual Fund solicitation, pledge chasing and gift acknowledgement and materials.
4I. Creates the Annual Fund dono~r 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. Sc-gments Anunual Funtd prospects to determine leadership level donors and general Annual Fund donors.
7. Fa;ce to fa~ce, telephone and email solicitations of leadership level Annual Fund gifts.
8.En~gages andl supports thle COB Alumni Association's participation with leadership level gift solicitations.
H. Malintain~s 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
L. Par-ticipat~es in the development of short and long range strategic planning activities to realize
ajlumnli engagement goals and objectives.
2.Develops and oversee the implementation of the College/University Alumni Relations Programme
including alumni events, alumnni publications, alumni communications, alumni events calendar,
alumni special projects and the annual fund.
3.Proides strategic guidance and counsel to the College/Ulniversity Alumni Association on the development
and deliveryl~ of its programs and integration with the College/University Alumni Relations Programme.
4i. Ovetrsees the successful execution of key alumni events, receptions, homecoming and reunion class
prognuns 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. Mai tains a lostealumni tracking progam eetpre encT dw nee muiaios alumni, wihTeCle

8. Provides a face and contact point for College/University alumni. .
9. Works in collaboration with the Communications Department provide content for and co-produce the
Alumlni Magazinle.
10. Work in collaboration with the President and the senior team 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 planl and execute a range of strategic events.
Excellenlt 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 in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers,
antd 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/U~niversity 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
*Comnutment to confidentiality

IN ADDITION, THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL 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,
mnarkeling. scheduling, supervision, and operation of the PAC. The PAC is a modern fully equipped 400 seat
per-forming arts centre capable of supporting live stage productions, lectures, symposiums, art exhibitions, movies,
and conlcerts. T'he PAC features computer controlled lighting and sound systems. It has both male and female
dressing r~ooms, a modern concession stand and computer based ticketing and reservation system.

The Director will have the following Primary Responsibilities:
Marketing the PAC to internal anld 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
Coor~dinating 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 and accounting for revenue and expense ICW the Controller
Supervision of assigned and contracted support staff

THIE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES AND) CULTURES INSTITUTE THE COLLICO
EVENTS CALENDER 2007-2008 BY I. MOSS
D)ATE EVENT LECTURERS /PARTI
January 19 DRUMFEST A.drum summit regrouping Video of Montreal TAM TAM J
Saturday members from all the Junkanoo teams Junkanoo practionoons are cordia
January 30" JUNKANOO ART designing and pasting Presentation and demonstration i
Wednesday costumes WORKSHOP slide show by 1. Moss
February 7 PANEL DISCUSSION: Tourism and Panel members from Tourism, I~
TIhusday ILanguages and private tourism businesses e
F~ebmuary 19 FRENCH FILM ASTERIX Presentation on Roman history b
Tluesday Professor Stephen 14. Aranha
March 14 FRENCH FOLK SONG EVENING Slide show by I. Moss, P, Leger
F~ri day Mereus on vocals pnd other muls
March 21 Fri VICTOR HUGO Beyond LES MIZ Lecture and slide show by I. Mo!
AprIil 10 HAITIAN FILM Slide presentation: Leger, SCCA
April 16 AN EVENING OF BAHAMIAN MUSIC Slide show on Bahamian Musici
Friday Guests: The DICEY-DO SINGERS Entertainers by I. Moss
May 6 MAIFEST Slide Show by I.Moss; participate
T'uesday speakers in Nassau & ILCI stude


y ,


Miunrnins Rtoomn


I I


Dates are subject to change.


* 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 deg ee in Fine Arts with 5 years of experience in the management and operation of a

* Mser dgre swteh 8-el ear drct experience in the management and operation of a Performing
Arts Centre is acceptable.
Ec ovtojelpmtrobem eovn nana gmn omMlstare qeedpected
* Supervisory experience mn demanding assignments
The Director of the Performing Arts Centre will report directly to the Dean, Faculty Liberal and Fine Arts.
The Director PAC is a full time permanent position with standard College benefits and a probationary period of
one year.
Salary Range: $ 39,746 $58,599

3. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CAMPUS LIFE (2)
(Oakes Field and Northern Bahamas Campus)
POSitioR
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 mn 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 functioning and need
to be dropped or revitalized.
Assist mn 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
Toda sis ms Ih esalsh ent 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 imitiatives

Qualifications & 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

POSITION: CAMPUS LIFE OFFICER

.The Campus Life Officer (CLO) is primarily responsible for assisting the Director of Campus idfe, (DCL) and
Assistant Director of Campds Life (ADCL) in planning and executing programs and projects related to Campus
life and its related initiatives. The CLO serves as an advocate for students and other stakeholders mn 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 ahd 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 clubs/organization/ 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 worship,
ps 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. orally, and written) mn another language will also be an asset.
Salary Scale: $24,580 $37,180

5. CAMPUS 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/ Psychology/. Sociology
or related fields. Candidates should
E/UNYIVERSITY OF THE BAHAMAS have a ic word roce ghngski ss and sould be artculate
presentations to the community as it relates to marketing
ANTS ENUEthe department and making presentations on student
C/PNT VEUEd rhip ad life: skills. The ability to coordinate events,
AM by I. Moss Band shcll and facilitate activities such as movie nights, drama
l invited .2 PM presentations, debates, and other related initiatives is
by Henry Moss Jr. Munnings Room 2 n lacsale 1,10-$2,0
8-6ySal:$810 2,0


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,
Iln with th r e ae hogwree wor reerences no lae hn January
25, 2008 to:
The D~irector, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
R!O Box N4912
The Bahamas

OR

hrapply~cob.edur.bs


Piano solos by I.Moss; Cello / piano ducts by H.
Peloquin & I.Moss; guests

M~ay' 23
adirF,111


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CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENING


.NOTE.]~ Other evenings of foreign films are planned in addition to the above events. The dates will be added as they beccome: Isxed.


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IcOURSE SETCOURSE TIME .* DAY -START DUR FEEs
NO. NO. DESCRIPTION
ACCOUNTIF 3
ACC90001 ACCA FOR BEGINNERS I 60m800mMonNVed 11-e 10 wks $250
ACC90 0 ACAFOR BEGINNERS II 6:0m80p ues/Thur 11-e 10 ws$275
ACC90201 ACCA FOR BEGINNERS 18I 6:0m80p uesffhur 12-e 10 ws$300
BUSINESS -~"~
BUS1900 0 CREDIT & COLLECTIONS I 6:0m90p ues 19-e 8 wks $225
BUSI901 01 CEI COLLECTIONS II 60m9:0mTu21Fb 8 wks $250
CUS900 01 SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE W/S 9:30am-4:3mThr 2Fe 1 dy$170
BUl94 1 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS I 6:0m90p hr 14-e 10 wks $225

COP901 0 COPUTER APPLICATIONS I 60m9:0mMon 4Fb12 wks $450
COP901 0 COPUTER APPLICATIONS I 10:00am-1:0p a -e 12wks $450
COP902 01 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II 60pm90pmTu 7Fe 12 ws$550
COP941 1 QUICKBOOKS 6:0m90p ues5-e 6wks $330
COP953 01 PC UPGRADE AND REPAIR 6:0m7:3 Tues/Thur 5eb12 wks $500
COP960 01 MICROSOFT POWERPOINT W/S 9:3a-:0rnTu -a 1 da 170
COP930 01 WBPAGE DESIGN WORKSHOP 9:3a-43 Tues/Thur 13-Ma 2 das$550

COM82 1 MAKE-UP APPLICATION 60m-:0mMn18-e 8 ws$225
COM84 1 MANICURE & PEDICURE 6:0m90p ues 19-e 8 k $225
CS87 0 NAL ART TECHNICIAN 60m9:0mMon/Thur 18-e 6 ws$500

DECO800 0 INEORDECORATING I 6:0m90p ues 19-e 8 ws$225
DECO80101 INTERIOR DECORATING II60p-90p ed2-e 8 ws$250
FOR800 01 FLORAL DESIGN I 60m9:0mMon 18-e 10 ws$225
FLR81 1 FLORAL DESIGN II :0m9:0mTu -- 2-e 1 k $250
FOR802 0 f-LORALQESIGN. 11LL .. -- -. .....-. ~.. -. - 6:0m90p ue 1 Feb1wk -$300
ENGLISH
EG900 01 EFFECTIVE WRITING SKILLS 6:0m90p ues .r -1-Fb 8 wks $225
HEALTH AN) FITN ISS
MASG900 0 MASSAGE THERAPY ESSENTIALS I 6:0m90 hr 14-e 10 ws$465
MIASG901 1 MASSAGE THERAPY ESSENTIALS II 60m9:0mMon 11Fe 10 wks $620
HLTH90 0 GOU FITNESS INSTRUCTOR 60m9:0mWd13e 10 wks $400
MANAGEMENT
MGMT900 0 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT I :0m9:0mTu 7-e 12 wks $250
MGMT901 1 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT II 60m-:0mMon 4Fb12 wks $300

SW800 01 BASIC OF FREEHAND CUTTING I 60m-:0mTu21Fb10 wks $225
SW802 01 BASIC OF FREEHAND CUTTING II 60m-:0mMon 18-e 10 wks $250
SE805 01 DRAPERY MAKING I 6:0m90p us 1-e 10 wks $225
SE804 01 BEDROOM DECORATING 6:0m90p a 3Fb10 wks $225
SW811 01 UPHOLSTERY I :0m90p e 27-e 10 wks $225

MEDT90 pl..MDIA TERMINOLOGY ..60p-:0p e 0Fb1wks 9 225
ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-ordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 / (242) 38-0098 I 328-1936 / 302-4300 ext 5201
or e-mail acurry~icob.edu.bs
Al fees are Included whisthe esceptica ofthe appitation fee of $40.0 (one thaes).
CEES reserve the right to change Turiiati, Fees, Course Content, Course Sche~Lde and Courrse Maeriarls


STAFF VACANCY

Associate Vice President, Human Resources
POSition Profile

The College of The Bahamas seeks an accomplished and strategic professional to be a key member
of the leadership team. Reporting to the Vice President, Finance and Administration, the Associate
.~VicePres;iderit; HucRmandlrreseares-wil be responrsibte for provPidingest~~itiiille viioii,'iiipiie leierhp
and strategic management for all talent management and human resources functions across the
College/University.

The Associate Vice President, Human Resources, has organizational responsibility for a full range
of human resource services including: workforce planning, compensation and benefits; employer
branding, recruitment, orientation and retention of talented faculty and staff; performance management;
employee recognition policies and programmes; labour relations, including collective bargaining;
human resources policy development; administration of human resources training initiatives and
oversight of the human resources information systems and talent management technologies.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of progressive management, accomplishments in a
university or similar organization, success in managing change, organizational development and
strategic planning, coupled with a comprehensive understanding of Human Resources and Talent
Management best practices.

Qualifications

A graduate degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field;
Senior Experience in Human Resources (minimum of 5-7 years of experience at a leadership level
in human resources in a complex organization, preferably in higher education).
The successful candidate will be-
A strategic thinker and planner with successful experience in demanding positions;
*A creative leader able to.Iead and manage change within a -strategi:~fffamewo~ik ~
*. -. An experienced professional, apbe fcnsutingr an disgoi taerit- relaiiate Issues to leaders
throughout the organization, able to build and articulate` a ~compelling case for talent management
related initiatives and able to build consensus around key organizational strategies_ ~~
SA snsittv eaendodetcisivoecindididual capablet nfensrn effer andaj o tcm s,

An exceptional communicator, capable of engaging a wide range of different employees.
In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate:
Experience in successfully leading and implementing change, preferably in an academic
environment;
Capacity to assist in helping The College/University meet its vision, mission and goals;
*Success at managing within an overall collegial framework, one which values diversity and
debate;
Sensitivity to cultural norms;
Team building and problem solving skills.
To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by January 25, 2008. A
completed application packet consists of the following:
+ A Cover letter
+. The College of The Bahamas' Application Form
4 A detailed Curriculum Vita
SCopies of all transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment)
SNames and contact information for five references addressed to:
The Director
Human Resources
The College of TheBa'hamas "
Oakes Field Ca pus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinciana Drive
R! O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas


Email : hrapply~Pcob.edu.bs .
Please visit the College's website at www.cob.edu.bs for more information about the institution
and to access the College's Employment Applieation Form.


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CENTRE FOR CONTINUING- EDUCAI~PON AND




BUSINESS

COURSES BEGINS

ACCOUNTING FOR BEGINNERS I, II & III 11 February

CREDIT & COLLECTIONS PROCEDURES I '' 19 Febiiary

SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKSHOP 21 February

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS I 7 February

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT I & II 4 February


HEALTH, FITNESS AND COSMETOLOGY

COURSE BEGINS

MASSAGE THERAPY I & II 11 February

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR I 1 3 February

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 6 February

MAKE-UP APPLICATION 18 February

MANICURED & PEDICURE 19 February

NAIL ART TECHNICIAN 18 February


SEWING AND DECORATING
COURSE BEGINS

BASIC OF FREEHAND CUTTING I & II 1 18 February

BEDROOM DECORATING 16 February

DRAPERY MAKING I 1 9 February

UPHOLSTERY 13 February


COMPUTERS

COURSE ,, BEGINS
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I8 & II4 Fbur
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I 6Febur
Q UICK BOOKS 5 Febur
MICROSOFT EXCEL 9 Febu
MICROSOFT WORD 15Febur
PC UPGRADE AND REPAIR 5 Febu
MICROSOFT POWERPOINT WIS 6 March
WEB PAGE DESIGN WORKSHOP WIS 13 March

SCAhLL* 325-5714 I 328-0093 1..328-1936 1992-4300


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

ANllI FI Ul"IIU I

SPECIAL ISSUE
dedicated to

BAHAMIAN LITERATURE, THEATER, FILM,
ART, and CULTURE
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal "is a bi-annual peer-reviewed journal that publishes
original works and critical studies of Caribbean literature, theater, film, art, and culture by writers
and scholars worldwide exclusively in electronic form. The journal promotes a lively exchange
among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse
perspectives on Caribbean literature and culture and offers a mixture of critical essays, cultural
pue asl th cwicissus ad oitgnal arts dd po og phy ar sr e ofthedf atue of
international journal of Caribbean arts and letters. Anthtf~um is a non-profit publication and
project of the Caribbean Literary Studies program in the Department of English, supported
..solely ~by the~ University of Miami". (http://scholar~library.miami.edu/anthurimuretafo
papers.htm).
The School of English Studies at The College of The Bahamas invites submissions for the Srn
2009 edition of the journal. Submissions must be received no later than 30 April 2008 and
scouo fenbeishstubd e~ b. edu. Tey sh uld also I rocsc mpa ioe byaa brefhbiog ahic

Submission guidelines:
Critical Essays
No more than one essay, 3,500-6,500 words. Prepare manuscripts in accordance with the
most recent edition of The MLA Style Manual, which encourages the use of intratextual
documentation wherever possible and mandates the inclusion of a Ilst of works cited (with full
pagination) at the manusanipt's end.
Poems:
No more than four poems.
Fiction and Life Writing:
No more than one story, a maximum of 5,000 words.
Book/Film/Play reviews (or short review essays):
2,000-2,500 words. At the beginning of the review, please include the title of the work being
reviewed as well as the publication/production Information. Books should have been published
no more than two years previously.
Art
No more than two pieces (on CD).


See additional information on submission guidelines at
http://scholar.library.miami.ed/nhrupumsinudlnshm
Please note the Statement of Publication Terms which applies to all Anthurfrum publications.


Should you have any queries, please contact
Dr. Marjorie Brooks-Jones
Chair, School of English Studies or
The College of The Bahamas
Tel.: (242) 302-4381/5
Email: mjones@cob.edu.bs


Dr. Ian Strachan
School of English Studies
The College of The Bahamas
Email: istrachan~cob.edu.bs


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THE CO~LLE E OF THE BA-- M~~


Msrit ourr welbsiCte at www.cob&.eda~bs





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SWISS ASSET MANAGER

UNIQUE PART-TIMIE OPPORTUNITY


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

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

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

Please apply by facsimile (322-1254) or by
email to swissassetmanager~3hotmail.com


IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act 1959
AND

IN THE MATTER of ALL THOSE tracts
of land situated approximately at the Westem
End of the Settlement of James Cistem
and Known as "Lavender Point" oli the
Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas comprising
106.32 acres

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
RUPERT ALVIN BETHEL

NOTICE

Pursuant to an Order of The Su reme Court herein
filed on the 2nd day of January, A.D., 2008.
The Petition of RUPERT ALVIN BETHEL of the
Township of James Cistern in the Island of Eleuthera
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas (hereinafter called the Petitioner) is
ap lying to The Suprempe Court to have its
title ~to t~Te land heremafter described investigated
under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, and the
nature and extent thereof determined and declared in
a Certificate of Title to be granted by the said Court
in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

IN THE MATTER of ALL THOSE tracts
of land situated approximately at the Westemn
End of the Settlement of James Cistemn
and Known as "Lavender Point" on the
Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas comprising
106.32 acres:-

Tract A bounded on the EAST by land the
property of John Petty and also ungranted
Crown Land and running thereon 2798.95
feet bounded on the NORTH by the sea and
running thereon 1502.98 feet and the WEST
oyland d srie er nowdort nre rly t
2580.03 feet and on the SOUTH by the Public
Road and running thereon 2017.56 feet

Tract B bounded on the NORTH by a public
road' and running thereon 2025.29 feet on the
EAST by land belonging to John Petty and
aunnig themeon 175 eet 2n 680 SO t
and on the WEST by land now or formerly the
property of Fred Pinder and running thereon
131.00 feet.

The Petitioner claims to be the owner in fee simple
by virtue of long undisturbed possession.

Copies of the said plan may be inspected during
normal office hours at the following places:-

Tin hehRit o Na sau;h eChmlean so C. .Bqu
& Associates, No.7 Dennings Manor, Alice Street,
Nassau, Bahamas;The Commissioner's Office in
James Cistern and Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera

Any person who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate, of Title requested by the Petitioner is
required before the 28th day of February, A.D.,
2008 to file with the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioner or its Attorneys, the undersigned, a
Statement'of his/her claim in the prescribed
Form ver Hied bsua Apedai sn le filled herewith.
Statement of his/her claim on/before the 28th
day of February, A.D., 2008 will operate as a bar
to such claim.

C.F. BUTLER & ASSOCIATES
Attorneys for the Petitioner
No.7 Dennings Manor
Alice Street
Nassau, The Bahamas


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$10m Coral Harbour




Shop ping c entr e Phase



I breaks ground


FROM pae 1B

Mr Joudi added, and they
would employ a total average
of 30-40 workers on the pro-
ject at any one time. When
Phase I, with its 17 retail
spaces, was completed, "at
least" 50 permanent jobs were
likely to be created.
Mr Joudi said the retail ten-
ants would be stores catering
to the basic needs and necessi-
ties of all residents in the Coral
Harbour and Adelaide areas.
Among those targeted for
inclusion in Phase I would be a


laundromat, hardware store,
restaurants, and post
office/mail box operation.
"We have 17 spaces right
now in Phase One, which will
be rented mostly to restaurants
and stores providing basic
necessities for the area," Mr
Joudi told T'he Tribune,
'`We're also looking into
relocating the Bristol Cellars
hiquor store from the inside of
Coral Harbour to the outside
through the shopping centre,
We're looking at relocating
them from the Hemmingway
Plaza."
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)


was "also interested in being
there", he added.
Phase II will involve con-
struction of a major food store
and office complex with "at
least 20 spaces". Mr Joudi said
he was looking at Budget Meat
as the potential food store ten-
ant.
Mr Joudi's two projects go
hand-in-hand and complement
each other, with the shopping
centre and its amenities likely
to provide an attractive fea-
ture attracting buyers to Villa
Della Rosa.
In turn, Villa Della Rosa's
homeowners will provide a
ready-made customer base for
the shopping centre, which is
located on an almost eight-acre
site at the roundabout where
the Airport road, and roads to
Adelaide Village and
Carmichael Road, meet.
The prospect of relatively
certain consumer traffic will
help to attract customers to the
shopping centre.
In addition, the shopping
centre will also be well-posi-
tioned to capture customers
from the development sched-
uled to take place in the area,
as well as existing businesses
such as Commonwealth Brew-
ery, the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force base and BEC's
Clifton Pier 150wer stations.
The key developments that
are likely to drive consumer
traffic to Mr Joudi's shopping
centre are the $1.4 billion
Albany Golf &r Beach Resort,
construction on which is likely
tosartoimnunendty, gsten tehe t
issued a Notice of Vesting for
the land acquisitions key to the
southwest Bay Stre'et re-rout-
ing. There is also the $867 mil-
lion redevelopment of South
Ocean, another project
appr edein principle by the
"We want to be part of that
economic boom."' Mr Joudi
explained. "We did a study,
with CB Richard Ellis and
Bahamas Realty, and it
showed in that area there was a
high demand for a shopping
centre, because 20,000 people
reside in the area and need to
be catered to.
"Currently, they have to dri-
ve all the way to Lyford Cay,
Cable Beach or Golden Gates.


We're making it easier for peo-
ple from the Coral Harbour
and Adelaide areas, and with
Albany we're going to have a
high traffic area."
Meanwhile, Mr Joudi
described Villa Della Rosa,
upon which he has been work-
ing for over a year, as "a pret
ty big investment"'. All
required approvals for the sub-
division had been received
from the Ministry of Works,
Town Planning Committee
and Department of Physical
Planning.
"We haven't put them on
the market, but we have daily
calls from brokers and clients
interested in what is going on,"
Mr Joudi said of Villa Della
Rosa's lots. "There is high
demand. This is going to be a
great success."
The fact that such residen-
tial real estate projects are con-
tinuirng apace in the Bahamas
shows that this nation's bank-
ing system has been insulated,
via exchange controls, from the
global credit/liquidity crunch
that has impacted the interna-
tional banking industry.
The pent-up demand for real
estate from Bahamians, espe-
cially properties mn relatively
secure gated communities, and
the finite supply of land on
New Providence is continuing
to give the domestic market
momentum.
Mr Joudi said Villa Della
Rosa would be targeted at
middle to upper-income
Bahamians, such as profes-
atonal peopl ehkte bank s an~d
hour gated security, it will
include amenities such as man-
made lakes, tennis and basket-
ball courts, three parks, and a
special park for children.
"Villa Della Rosa is a unique
community," Me Jenuli said,
were its proximity to Lynden
Pindling International Airport
and closeness to the ocean, the
latter of which was just five
minutes' walking distance
away. As a result. Villa Della
Rosa would provide a living
environment similar to that on
the Family Islands, he added.
Construction workc is cur-
rently focusing on Villa Della
Rosa's roads, gated entrance,
security gate and landscaping.


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1 66 0 5- Anai o M~a~rkes 16 65 5 00 0 15' O 00)0 10? 5 ***0
11.80 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.9 33'
9.1 8.03 Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00 120 0.612 0.260 15.7 2 7 10
0.85 0.80 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.188 0.030 4.5 37 530
3.74 1.75 Bahamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.7 2 460,.
270 1.25 Fidelity Bank 2.65 2.65 0.00 0.058 0.040 45.7151
12.25 10.00 Cable Bahamas 12.25 12.25 0.00 1.030 0.240 11.7 19
3.15 1.SO Colina Holdings 3.15 3.15 0.00 0.031 0.040 101.6 12
850 4.18 Commonwealth Bank (Si) 8.40 8.35 -0.05 2,000 0.426 0.260 19.6 3 1 too
7.22 4 74 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.09 5.17 0.08 0.129 O 050 39.4 O90
60 2.0 Docto's Hospital 5.3 23 0356 8.0 1 33
13.00 12.20 Finco 12.95 13.00 0.05 1,000 0.829 0.570 15.7 4 .800
14.75 14.25 FirstCaribbean 14.60 14.60 0.00 0.914 0.470 16.0 3 220"
e.10 s.18 Focoo s.18 S.18 0.00 0.359 0.140 14.4 2.7010
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MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008, PAGE 11B


I By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Bahamas has an
opportunity to establish itself
as a major superior cuisine des-
tination, which could led to an
entire new tourism market
niche being carved out.
Speaking with Tribune Busi-
ness following a press confer-
ence to announce plans for a
culinary seminar, Frank Comi-
to, executive director of the
Bahamas Hotel Association
(BHA), said that any time the
Bahamas' National Culinary
team can compete at an inter-
national level, it places this
country and its food and bev-
erage ability on the map.
"In regional competitions,
we are just competing with
other Caribbean islands, but it
really has an impact when we
compete internationally. The
beauty of it is that one thing
we have going is that when you
stay at resorts around the
world, the food is often bland,
but in the Bahamas our cui-
sine is very good, and that con-
tributes to the overall visitor
experience. It will encourage
persons to come back and that
contributes quite significantly
to our economy," Mr Comito
said.


He explained that in addi-
tion to providing culinary-relat-
ed expertise, persons will also
learn about profitability in cui-
sine, such as how to determine
how much income can be
made by purchasing and using
a particular cut of beef.
The second part of the activ-
ities will include a special
fundraising exercise to assist
Team Bahamas in two upcom-
ing competitions: Taste of the
Caribbean in June in Miami
and the Culinary Olympics in
Germany.
"The Culinary Olympics is
held every four years, and
when we went in 2004 we won
a bronze. The Bahamas is the
only Caribbean country to be
represented, and we are going
for the gold," said Edwin John-
son, the executive chef and
head of culinary training at the
Wyndham Nassau Resort.
He explained that participa-
tion in these events was great
exposure for the Bahamas, but
is very expensive. "It will take
$250,000 to go to both events,"
he explained. To assist in this
effort, a special two-part "Go
for the Gold" fundraiser will


be held on Tuesday, January
29. These are a $75 cocktail
reception at the poolside of
Graycliff's Humidor, followed
by a seven-course dinner with
wine. The dinner is $250 and
includes the cocktail reception.


depth and quality of training
that in offered in major mar-
kets around the world to the
hospitality industry. In aiddi-
tion, all of the professionals
who register for the senunars
will be able to attend a trade
show where they can talk on
a one-on-one basis with our
different food and wine
experts," said Josue Merced-
Reyes, one of the organizers
of the Caribbean Hospitality
Industry Promotional Services.


Plans for a special culinary
seminar, open to persons in the
profession, and a major
fundraising event to sponsor
the National Culinary team at
several competitions abroad
were announced.
Trhe BHA. in association
with the US Diary Export
Council. US Meat Export Fed-
cration. Egg Export Council
and Wine Institute of Califor-
nia will host a one-day semui-
nar and food service demon-
stration on January 29 at the
College of the Bahamas Culi-
nary and Hospitality Manage-
ment Institute.
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were slowing down implemen-
tation of the much-talked-
about Automated Clearing
House (ACH), where banks
will be able to settle payments
electronically, because they did
not yet have the required tech-
nology in place.
"This is 2008, and cheques
in the Bahamas still take up to
five days to clear, since the
cheque settling process is still
done manually," he added.
oMr D Au lr als bpeo 3e

bs teeipr A cad as saadee
it card for shopping purposes,
due to the ACh delay. Online
shopping for Bahamian stores
also needed to be facilitated
by the ACH, he said.
The Bahamas was far too
dependent for cash as the most
valid payment method, which
made many businesses armed
robbery targets.
Mr D'Aguilar said the Gov-
ernment needs to follow
through on its plan to abolish
exchange controls, and allow
Bahamian businesses to
expand outside the country
"without some bureaucrat at
the Central Bank, who neither
understands their business nor
possesses their sense of
urgency, deciding whether they
can or cannot do it".
In 2008, Mr D'Aguilar said
he would also like the Depart-
ment of Immigration to be able
to complete a work permit
application within 20 days, and
for BEC to allow net meter-
ing to encourage businesses
and residents to generate their
own electricity using solar pay-l
er, selling any surplus backh id
the grid.


SBy CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE three Bahamas-based
Canadian-owned banks col-
lectively generate $300 million
in per annum profits but do
not share this with Bahamians,
the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce president argued,
calling on both Royal Bank
andScod abank to sl shares t
B~ahmian nDsDepository
Addressing the Bahamas
Business Outlook Conference,
Dionsio D'Aguilar called fbr
significant pressure to be
applied to the banking sector
to improve its technological
capabilities, so that Bahamnian
companies can begin to com-
pete with their foreign rivals.
"Banks in this country make
enormous, some would say
obscene, profits. The three
Canadian banks Scotiabank,
Royal Bank and First
Caribbean/CIBC, for example,
make over $300 million in
annual profits in the Bahamas,
not sales, which equates to
what the Bahamas governent
spends annually on education
and the police force com-
bined,"' Mr D'Aguilar said.
H-e added that the three
banks should share some of
those profits with Bahamians.
"Make us owners, not only
employees and customers. Do
r what you have done mn the rest
of the Caribbean, where you
have sold over 25 per cent of
your shares in the local mar-
ket," the Chamber president
added.


He said the Bahamas Inter-
national Securities Exchange
(BISX) has not seen an initial
public offering (IPO) since
2001.
"All of these banks have the
in-depth management that
would make them excellent
candidates for stock offering.
Commonwealth Bank did it
and did so successfully; their
share price doubled in 2007,
transferring a considerable
amount of wealth~ to Bahami-
ans," the Chamber president
added.
Mr D'Aguilar said that
despite the significant profits
the commercial banks realise,
he had been told that these
same Canadian-owned banks


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