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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: January 17, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
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Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
PARENTS of R M Bailey
senior high students were out-
raged yesterday after their chil-
dren were reportedly locked up
in the school's gymnasium
behind "cage-like" doors.
According to upset parents
of ninth-grade students, girls
whose uniform skirts were
deemed to be too short were
locked up "'like in a Fox Hill
P 'so b idig"
Speakng wth The Tribune
yesterday, Peggy Williams -
mother of the 15-year-old
Shenelle Mott said she is now
calling on Education Minister
Carl Bethel to step in and deal
with the situation.
"The children were locked up
like criminals. This is the sort
of situation that actually creates
criminals. Instead of creating
SEE page 1L6

$so,ooo bail for
tWO arraigned in
COnnection with
RHHRHnition find
A MAN and a woman who
were arraigned last week in con-
nection with the seizure of 41
cases of assorted ammunition
were each granted $50,000 bail
on Wednesday.
Leroy Bowe, 38, also known
as Leroy Miller, and Camille
Wilhiams, 27, were arraigned
before Chief Magistrate Roger
Gomez last Wednesday on sev-
en counts of possession of
ammunition.
They appeared before Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel yester-
day for a bail hearing. Both
Bowe and Williams have plead-
ed not guilty to the charges.
Although the prosecution
objected to bail, Magistrate
Bethel ruled against the objec-
tion.
The accused were ordered to
report to Elizabeth Estates
police station every Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday. The
case has been adjourned to July
23.
It is alleged that on January 7,
the couple, being concerned
together, had in their posses-
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MBy ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe~tribunemedia.net
A BLEEDING 20-year-old
man stumbled down Bay Street
and collapsed on the sidewalk
after bemng stabbed at a down-
town bus stopqes~terday in the
second bold daylight attack m
the tourist hub mn less than two
weeks.
The site of yesterday's stab-
bing, which followed the shoot-
ing of schoolboy D~eAngelo
Cargill last week, was agamn the
corner Streets, next door to the Per-
fume Shop.
When The Tribucne arrived
on the scene at around 12.15pm,
many salespersons in the area
reported being aware of the
incident having occurred,


although a majority told Thle
Tribune that as far as they could
tell the attack was bnief and did
notattract much public atten-
However, others described
later seeing the victim lying on
the ground outside Fendi on
C~harlotte Street, with groups of
tourists and locals lookmng on
as he wa~s tended to by police
and ambulance personnel.
With blood dripping onto the
sidewalk from his wound, which
police said was in his thigh, wit-
nesses reported seeing the ~vic-
tim walk the block from the
scene of the attack with a young
woman.
According to police, the vic-
tim, a resident of Faith Avenue,
suffered the assault as he was
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aBy PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@
tribunemedia.net
KENNEDY MP Ke~nyatta
G~ibson yesterday was attacked
with verbal jeers and insults as he
made his way to the House of
Assembly for the first time as an
Independent MP following his
resignation from thle PLP.
A small group of PLP sup-
porters huddled near the
Supreme Court building in Par-
liament Square await-ed Mr Gib-
son's arrival.
When the MP walked towards
the House, they yelled out a
number of unflattering remarks,
with some calling him a "trai-
tor" and demnandmng-he give up
his parliamentary seat.
Mr Gibson walked quickly
past the group, pausing briefly
to inform the press that he felt
"'great" to~be entering the House
as an Independent MP.
While in the chamber, Mr Gib-
son formally announced to
the House of Assembly his
osres vna i ena a tnnt the


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KENYATTA GIBSON outside of
the House of Assembly
yesterday.
parliamentary caucus.
Since his public announcement
on January 9 of his resigrnation,
Mr Gibson said the public atten-
tion and national interest in his
resignation had been "trelimen-
dous to say the least."
Despite this, he said, he now
SEE page 16


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MOrltgage Crporation senior staff

STBibAn S~tNf Reporter
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ALLEGATIONS of improper hiring practices and wasting of
public funds have been levelled against the managing director of the
Bahamas Mortgage Corporation and other senior staff at the cor-
poration,
According to a BMC insider, who wished to remain anonymous,
morale is low among some of th'e corporation's 36 staff as a result
it was claimed, of contraventions of the union's industrial agreement
with the corporation by managing director Jeromne Godfrey and
other executives.
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man of his own," Mr Gray
said.
"The remarks he made
about Mr Christie, as I have
indicated, are unfortunate
because it is never good to


make disparaging remark:;
about people, no matter if
they be your enemy or your
friend. But Mr Gibson has to
take responsibility for what he
said," Mr Gray said.


SBy PAUL G
TURNOUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest~tribunemedia.net -
PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham said yesterday that
the FNM would welcome for-
mer PLP MP Kenyatta Gib-
sn inise fol -.sth c art
all Bahamians at any time.
Speaking to reporters who
were in Rawson Square await-
ing Mr Gibson's arrival at the
House of Assembly, Mr Ingra-
ham said he had no
idea whether Mr Gibson
would now throw his parlia-
mentary support behind the
FNM.
"You will have to speak
with him. I have no communi-
cation, no connection, no asso-
ciation with him whatsoever,
notwithstanding the lies I
heard on the radio by various
call-in persons saying I was
associated with this move by
Mr Gibson. None whatsoev
er," he said.
PLP MP for MICAL, Alfred
Gray said that while his party
may have lost one of its par-
Hiamentary seats, the PLP win
carry on and may, in fact, be


strengthened by the whole free to do what they want to
ordeal. do in a democracy and if he
"'I think that every party chooses to go we respect that
who loses a member ought to and we have to carry on," he
be open enough to welcome said.
lum back if he chooses to Mr Gray said it was unfor-
return. I do not believe, tunate that Mr Gibson decid-
though, that the party should ed to describe PLP leader Per-
go after him more than he ry Christie as a "washed-up
should be prepared to come has-been" when he departed
back to the party. from the party.
"Because people must be "But I think Mr Gibson is a


high ethical
mnandate all law enforcement per-
sonnel to dress in uniform at
advanced election polls.
To further improve rri
proess, th ePEt .
is asking for the -.
following:
*asix- .
month pre-
e eectionl dead-e
voter register
*a four-month
pre-election dead.
line for changes to
constituency boundaries
*a three-month pre-elec-
tion deadline to formally announce
candidates


l standards
*a two-month pre-electioln dead-
line to distribute party
mamifestos
*one mandato-
*L .~ .gr1 -e ecel
constituency
*three
ilfP~mandator y
pre-election
de bates
', belt nsnpar-
To address
the problem of
Illeged incidents
of police brutality,
the PEG is calling, for
the creation of non-parti-
san independent ombudsman to
investigate and resolve such cases.


THE TRIBUNE


Ken atta Gibson into its fold


Ma I ..r
in connection

"-m ra

possession
charges
aBy DENISE
MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
&~~ dmaycock@trib unemedia. net
FREEPORT -A 29-
y arod Egh ieM R ck
bail following his arraign-
ment in connection with ~
firearm and ammunition
possession charges in
Freeport Magistrate's
Court on Tuesday.
Charles Livmngston
Bethel, of Jones Town'
appeared before Magis-
trate Helen Jones in court
-three.
c . ~ It is alleged that on Jan-
uary 12, at the Interna-
tional Bazaar, the accused
was found in possession of
.,a firearm and ammuni-
1" tion.
He pleaded the not
guilty to the charges and
matter was adjourned to
October 23. .

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that broke out early on
Tuesday morning at the
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plaza, which is on East
Pioneers Way.
The Police Fire Services
were alerted and quickly
I which caused some dm-
Sage to the rear of the
building and the roof-.
Fire officials are contin-
n~::: ing their investigations
into the-cause of the inci-
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Gallery to




J IHstallation

THE National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas
re~ will be closed until Fri-
day January 25 for the
"1 installation of a new
exhibition.
The Art Teacher's
cC Workshop, scheduled
for Saturday, January
19 at 10am will be post-
poned until a later date.
The gallery issued a
; statement yesterday
saying those who have
already signed up for
this workshop will be
notified shortly about ~
the new date.

Workshop

:I "Anyone interested in
taking part in the Art
Teachers' Workshop

oaler rd o as possi-
pbile to reserve your
space. There are only
Eight openings left for
this workshop," the
st tatement said.
The NAGB Global
~lrRfm Cinema feature film
Water, scheduled to be
screened on Thursday,
January 24 at 6.30pm is
still on.
The Kids and Family
'!f~Art Workshop on Cre^
ative Portraiture sched-
uled for Saturday, Janu.
ary 26, at 10am is still
on schedule "'for the
SF time being, the state.
mt sai dt t if further


changes occur, the
gallery will notify the
public.


Fabulous New Arrivals

in linenS for the home


New group aims to hold public


Officials to
II y KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff.Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

been foun end with th i fho d
ing government and public officials
to high ethical standards.
The group People for Ethics in
Government (PEG)- -issued a state-
ment yesterday declaring that
B namans dest ve~aogoveernm at
"because government is the sover-
eign property of the people."
Founded just last week, PEG is
demanding that the government
introduce a Parliamentar~y Code of
Ethics Act and form a parliamen-
tary ethics committee.
The action group is also asking
for the introduction of a Freedom
of Information Act as promised by
the NM anda Election Cam-
With the aim of increasing trans-
parency, the PEG is further asking
for the mandatory annual gazetting
of MPs' income and asset declara-
tions for the previous calendar year.
"Our politicians must be intent
on effecting policies and laws that
will set the Bahamas on a path of
progressive social, political and eco-
nomic growth, rather than on pur-
suing their own interests and those of
minority special interest ;groups at
the expense and detriment of the
Babamian people," the group said in
its statement yesterday.
Seeking to make the general elec-
tion process a fair and transparent
one, the PEG is requesting that the
government enforce the existing laWS
concerning election bribery and


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Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M. G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

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balance of order in the
processing and the timid
ner of applications al
with. It is a "breath of fi
that people are being de
the sensitivity associate
the applicant's desir
human side is evident
seriousness of the gra
various permits is not
to "Bahamians first".
Senator Campbell is
out the government's
with great professional
longer can applicants e
deviate from the la
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mis are granted. The
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be protected. The companies
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proiie howi they are going to
train Bahamians to replace
way the expatriates. One cannot expect
ely man- to live in the Bahamas forever
re dealt on work permits alone.
resh air" Prime Mamns ter Hubert Ingra-
ealt with ham made a wise choice. He
red with obviously knew how valuable
es. The this lady is.
but the Her obvious international
nting of exposure is an asset and will
contrary only enhance the immigration
department. Her foreign lan-
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agenda communicate with people of
imNo other countries.
xpect toI can't wait to meet this lady
w as t tone. day to personally con rat-
ouas er- ulate her on the fine job she is
O pla- g oing. Ide courage her o con-
levelled. already started. The general
nister is public Is happy too.
;est any- M OL
its shar Nassau
areti November, 2007.


EDITOR, The Tribune.
DID anyone notice that
Immigration is operating in an
orderly fashion these days?
Bahamians cannot forget.that_.
just a few months ago, the for-
mer minister under the PLP
government made headlines,
fast tracking Bahamian rest-
dency status for a reality show
star. There have been several
allegations surrounding this sta-
tus. The jury is still out on those
accusations.
Comparing the difference
between the PLP and the FNM
Immigration policies one can
see cearly that the FNM is
focused and is executing a pro-
gramme that will undoubtedly
ease the burdens and ehnuinate
the chaos once associated with
Immigration. Also it is not busi-
nss as u ual, where th pud
Ther isnan ato hwee oe po-
feassnidalis~m in hhow permt sa

Te ne Minister of State for
Immigration, Senator Elma
Campbell is brmngmg some sem-


WHEN KENNEDY MP Kenyatta Gib-
son made his surprise announcement on the
eve of the forty-first anniversary of Majority
Rule, he said he was leaving a party that was
n~oalonger the "party of Pindling, Butler and
Yet on Monday when Tribune reporters
learned of the smear campaign and vicious
plan by PLPs to embarrass Mr Gibson when
he entered the House for the first time on
Wednesday as an Independent, we wondered
if the spirit of the "party of Pindling, Butler
and Hanna" weren't still very much alive,
After all, this was the way party members
were treated when an independent mind sud-
denly awakened and failed to run in the
grooves that the "Chief" had programmed
fore wondered and still wonder what Mr
Gibson thinks when he talks of the "party
ef emahsng aBue ad Hrnna. n t en
after the PLP came to power for the first
time on July 10, 1967. In other words he was
a baby raised on the PLP's pabulum of pro-
paganda. We were then associate editor of
The Tribunle, living the harsh reality of being .
governed by the party that the baby, now '
grown to manhood, so much admires. We ..
did not see the party through the youthful
Gibson's rose-tinted shades. .;
The PLP was born with a good platform
with revolutionary ideas for much needed
change, but it wasn't long before those
dreams were betrayed by that very party that
Mr Gibson nostalgically refers to as the "par-
ty of Pindling, Butler and Hanna." Ask those
remaining Dissident Eight, whose leader, the
late Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield, tired of the
bullying ways of the dictatorial little "Chief",
walked out of the party declaring: "Free at
last! My soul is free at last!" And so the Free
PLP was born, eventually morphing into the
FNM.
If Carlton Francis, a former minister in
the Pindling cabinet, could speak from the
grave, he would soon educate Mr Gibson on
what it meant to be a mental slave in the
would alo~dmescrb Bthe aulatd tHat fowed
when one dared break the chains of bondage.
The party machine quickly revved up to crush
both Sir- Cecil and Mr Francis as it is now
trying to do with Mr Gibson. These were
real, heartbreaking events that Mr Gibson
probably knows nothing about.
He probably does not recall the night Sir


Lynden looked down from a platform, saw
the strunken figure of his once robust finance
minister, and sneeringly shouted to the crowd
as Mr Francis passed that all he could see was
"ut. fr tani wso cod ae dinag m ,n so
ing suit. The crowd laughed uproariously. It
was a cruel joke. But that was the way the
"Chief" treated those who no longer wor-
shipped at his altar.
Mr Francis, a Baptist, had a crisis of con-
science when as a minister in the Pindling
cabinet he could not vote for the extension of
casino gambling. That decision ended his
political career.
Mr Gibson was only 18 when Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham, another independent
sdeul,eface the pat nu dion chenh had
mission of Inquiry into drugs. He was dis-
se ted omr's eati na nGecarneCoaunncilo h
would be denied a PLP nomination for re-
election for the Coopers Town seat unless
he dropped down on bended knee and
begged forgiveness for criticising the party.
Being a strong man, he refused. He
refused to apologise for condemning party
members, who, the Commission of Inquiry
founda, were involved with drug traffickers,
and- for speaking out against the PLP gov-
erni~ent's neglect of the Family Islands.
"I cannot repudiate right and trinth. I can-
not do that," Mr Ingraham said. He was
denied a nomination. He ran as an Indepen-
dent, and was supported by his constituents.
Today he is into his third term as prime min-
ister of the Bahamas.
At the time Mr In graham was called the
"only man in Pindling's cabinet." "When you
speak out for the right, Pindling doesn't like
you," said Ronald Bevans of Sweeting's Cay-
He renamed Pindling's backbenchers,
"benches" something to sit on.
"Pindling sits upon them and kicks them
around how he wants to! Because if they
were men they would represent their peo-
ple properly.
is nonldoone h rt rt i f nPablg ButleP
and Hanna" is in fact to pay the PLP under
Mr Christie an unintended compliment.
We hope that what Mr Gibson affection-
ately refers to as the "party of Pindling, But-
ler and Hanna" remains deeply buried in the
history books never to haunt this land
again.


the height of buildings at Par-
adise? I think the public has a
right to know what is going on
in this little town.
Where is the FNM, can't
they tell us? Surely, some min-
ister of government had to deal
with it. I know this would have
been done on the PLP's watch,
but surely the -FNM can report
to the nation about what went
on then.
So, please Tribune, if there is
a story, start poking around and
let us have it.

JUST CURIOUS
Nassau, -
January 15, 2008


EDITOR, The Tribune.
Every time I drive down the
Eastern Road and look across
the bay at Paradise Island I am
irritated by a tall complex that
towers over all other buildings.
I thought there was a building
code on the island that limited
the height of buildings.
There are three condomini-
ums side by side, all of the same
height. Then there is this mon-
strosity towering over every-
thing. Why does this building
have so many more floors than
those on the eastern side of it?
Who gave permission? Andif
there is a building code restrict-
ing the height of buildings for
what reason was an exception


made for this particular building
that sticks out like a sore
thumb? Or is this the new
height that is now going to be
permitted at Paradise?
I don't know why this build-
mng irritates me so much pos-
sibly because I detect that it has
a story behind it, and who bet-
ter than The Tribune to find out
what that story is.
Is it a case that there are no
building regulations at Paradise,
or perhaps the building code
has been changed or even, per-
haps, knowing the Bahamas as I
know it, this involves a special
favour for a special friend or
is there a special deal attached?
Also who is responsible for .
deciding the building code and


EDITOR, The TIriunme.


ly be a drain on its profitability.
It draws more water. At low
water it will have difficulty
negotiating passage into Spanish
Wells. It will be too big to fit at
the harbour mn Briland. At the
present other btoead cn fi
across te end oftedc.W
this new boa another ship an-
pst tehemend of the dock.
I travel regularly once a week
on business to Spanish Wells
and North Eleuthera. During
the week I have never seen any-
body turned away. During the
summer often school trips will
take 40 or 50 seats. Run special
charters for the schools. On a
weekend, yes, the BoHengy is
sometimes full but a double
schedule would solve that issue.
To spend $9 million on this boat
for the odd "peak demand" is
luicou .ow: At present the


BoHengy takes about 1 hour 45
minutes to Spanish Wells and
about 2 hours 15 minutes into
Harbour Island. This new boat
apparently will travel at about
two thirds the speed of the
BoHengy so Harbour Island
wiHl be a 3 hour 30 minute trip.
I think the Fast Ferry will
have to change their name to
Moderately Fast Ferry.
The BoHengy has a lot of life
left in it and for $1 million a
refurbish with new interior and
engines it would last another 10
.years and save plenty dollars.
Somesouabody sh Id ak the
questions for what reason is this
boat being built and where is it
being built.
MICHAEL.PATRICK

Na e ber 16, 2007.


I READ with interest the
head line "New vessel to double
Briland trip capacity".
I reflect on comments heard
from a reliable source that this
new vessel is too big, too slow.
Too big: This boat will never
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tion to the cost of living crisis in
the Bahamas as this problem
reflects a wider global issue,
officials said yesterday.
As a result, the government is
warning consumers to tighten
their purse strings and exercise
more prudent spending in the
months to come, Minister of
Land and Local Government
Sidney Collie said yesterday.
As a short-term answer, the
government plans to launch a
consumer education drive to
give the public tips about mak-
ing prudent shopping choices,
Mre llirsoaamme will be
launched in the nextbfew w eks,
announcements, newspaper
radio and television ads, town
meetings, and seminars.
A world-wide increase in cost
of oil, inflationary pressures in

Popn pdcin nti ns a n
uesdwto ee li estockaoe a e
factors in the rising cost of food
items.
Rising food prices are also
worrying proprietors of local
eateries which specialise in less
.expensive dining fare. They feel
they may be forced to close up
shop.
"The day of the 99 cent
breakfast is gone,"' said the
manager of a local breakfast
establishment in the downtown
area. He complained that the
stark increase in the price items
such as cookhig oil, tuna and
corned beef will soon be reflect-
ed in hris restaurant's prices.
Another Bay Street restau-
rateur, who asked to have his
namethvithhhld slaimedehe haa
case of tuna jump from $32 to
$44. He was forced to raise
prices as a result, and is afraid
his business will dwindle.
He said he is looking to gov-
ernment to implement more
stringent price controls.
However, gover-nment price


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control officials say little or
n th ng candbe do t st m the

they directly reflect interna-
tional price increases.

iRCreaSed

al"These prices are hon u
Unfortunate eth g erninend
cost of items, especially food
items," Mr Collie said during a
telephone interview yesterday.
"We can hope that the price
of oil comes down, and the
(US) inflation is abated. Short
of that, a small country like us
that is not a producing country,
a country like ours is victim to a
global economy".
However, price control
inspectors are increasing their
watch to ensure that the cost
on price controlled "breadbas-
ket" items remains within the
parameters it should, Mr Collie
said.
He noted that the official
price control schedule cannot
guarantee that the price on


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hurt in road

accident

TBy DENISE MAYCOCK
Reporter
dmaycock~tribunemedia. net
FREEPORT Two men
wre s rliously i~n ree une a trf
Settler's Way and Balao Drive
on Tuesday afternoon.
The victims, who were idenI-
tified by police as Marvin Far-
rington and Arthur Rolle, were
driving separate vehicles which
collided at the intersection at
around 3pm.
Assistant Superintendent of
Police Loretta Mackey reported
that Farrington was driving a
1993 aqua Ford Aerostar van,
and Rolle was driving a 1999
blehhe Blaoer oerturned on
impact. Both vehicles were
extensively damaged.
The men were taken in sepa-
rate ambulances to the Rand
Memorial Hospital. Their con-
ditions were not known up to
pr lic ivestigations into the
accident continue.


breadbasket items will not go
pIn a sml ounr wthot e 1:::
are constantly faced with
increased prices from abroad,
which in turn trickle down to
Bahamian consumers.
Sidney McKenzie of the
Department of Consumer
Affairs said Bahamian con-
sumers must understand that
local merchants are not respon-
sible for the rising costs of food
items.
"Too many people ~are under
the impression that the mer-
chants are responsible for these
tax increases. The notion that
the local providers of items are
responsible for the rise of
breadbasket items is complete-

ly He lained that the regula-
tions governing maximum per-
centage markups on food items,
which came mnto effect in the
1970s, have not changed.
"Wholesalers can add only 13
per cent on the landed, duty-
peatil csth(of food itm) hT~hy
saler and purchases that item is
only permitted a 23 per cent
increase on the invoice paid
cost," Mr McKenzie said.



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.BAHAMIAN rescue offi-
cials are still searching for a
man believed to be lost at sea
since Monday night.
Missmng for more than two
days, Clinton Turnquest is
now feared dead.
Mr Turnquest, 35, of San
Souci reportedly fell over-
board while on The Renegade,
a tug boat.
The vessel was en route to
the capital from Staniel Cay,
Exuma with a group of work-
ers who had been taking part
in construction jobs on the
island, his family said.

PRSSC11 fS
At around 11.25pm on
Monday, as the tug boat
'neared the area of Porgie
Rocks, passengers noticed that
Mr Turnquest was no longer
onboard.
They therefore alerted the
Royal Bahamas Defence
Force, who mounted a search
of the area.
It is believed that Mr
Turnquest fell off the
vessel between the northern
ED mnas anodrcPorgi eR tks,
Officer Ralph McKinney told


iSSing at
Thle Tribune earlier in the
week.
However no one~witnessed
Mr Turnquest's fall, a fact
which left rescuers with an
extensive search area to cover. P
The search continued on
Tuesday with a combined
effort from BASRA and
RBDF teams.
On Wednesday, his mother
Janet Turn quest said that
there were about 20 boats
filled with volunteers joining
officials in the search for her
son.
Contrary to earlier reports,
Mr Turnquest was not sta-
tioned alone on a barge at the
time of his fall, but was on the
tug boat when he disappeared,
she told The Tribune.


orn brief

CaStPO says he's
Hot healthy enough
to speak to Cuba's
people, campaign
for elections
SHAVANA
FlDEL CASTRO said
Wednesday he is not yet healthy
enough to address Cuba's peo-
ple in person and can't cam-
paig~n for Sunday's parliamen-
tary elections, ac`cording to Alsso-
ciated Press.
''I am not physically able to
speak directly to the citizens of
the municipality where I was
nominated for our elections,"
the ailing 81-year-old wrote in
an essay published by state news
media.
Hours later, government tele-
vision broadcast images of a frail
but upbeat Castro meeting
Brazil's visiting President Luizz
Inacio Lula da Silva on Tues-
dThe first video of Castro in
three months showed him sit-
ting and listening intently with a
finger pressed to his forehead,
then later standing and speak-
ing, waving a finger for empha-
sisI have felt very good, very
good," Castro says after
exchanging a warm hug with Sil-
va the only audible comment
on the 60 seconds of footage.
Silva, a leftist admirer of the
Cubur revolution said Csro's
Speaking to reporters at the
airport just before leading the
island, Silva said Castro
appeared healthy enough to
return to politics.
"I think Fidel is ready to take
over his historic political role in
thilbalS eid word Id human-

pe str has nh t ben 0eb n ein
emergency intestinal surgery
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years his junior. Despite step-
ping aide, th elder Castro h s
head of the Council of State,
Cuba's supreme governing
body.
In; Wednesday's essay, he
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SEATED (LEFT TO
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Glass. VP of human`
resources, Old

Tuini ad Avation;
anid Paulinie Wells,
Bahamahost instructor
Torimexecuotive.
Standing (left to right)
are: Chantel Laing;
Mary Deal; Kristen
Lewis; Josette Wilch-
combe; Niamarley Stu-
art; Patrice Strachan;
Prescola Basden;
Hillary Prosper; and
Deidre Rahming.


WEST EN D, Grand
Bahama Seventeen employ-
ees of Old Bahama Bay by
Ginn sur Mer were among the
194 residents of Grand
Bahama who successfully
completed the Bahamahost
programme organised by the
Ministry of Tourism.
Bob Van Bergen congratu-
lated the group on their
achievement.
"We are extremely proud
of their earnest efforts
throughout the intensive six-
week course and would like
to encourage all of them to
continue to use the training
received for personal and pro
fessional development," said
Mr Van Bergen, who is the


vice president and general
manager of Old Bahama
Bay. .
"In this way they will grow
as individuals and Old
Bahama Bay and the industry
as a whole will reap the bene-
fits through a higher level of
service offered to guests."
Candidates
Successful candidates from
Old Bahama Bay included:
Helen Baptiste, food and bev-
erage; Prescola Basden, food
and beverage; Kenneth
Chnistie, guest activities; Mary
Deal, food and beverage
Pearlita Grant, food and bey


erage; Yolande Joseph, food
and beverage; Chantel Laing,
accounts; Kristen Lewis, front
office; Enid Nixon, house-
keeping; Hillary Prosper, food
and beverage; Deidre Rah-
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ders, engineering; Pearlene
Sears, housekeeping; Patrice
Strachan, housekeeping;
Niamarley Stuart, food
and beverage; Vanessa Ward,
food and beverage; and
Josette Wilchcombe, front
office.
Judith Saunders received
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Tourism's award as the
most outstanding graduate
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moving jitney stops from the area
would be an effective means of
lessening the likelihood of expos-
ing tourists to the criminal ele-
ment.
Minister of Works Earl
Deveaux told Tlc ihe ribue yes-
terday that such proposals one
of many currently under consid-
eration by government as part
of its efforts to revitalise the city
of Nassau.
Asked yesterday whether the
police plan to mecrease their pres-
ence downtown in the wake of
this second incident, Chief Supt
Hulan Hanna said that the police
fth not cosiedsern te antack a
the shooting of DeAngelo, how-
ever, some adjustments had been
made following that earlier inci-
dent.
"Suffice it to say that we have
looked at our presence and our
strategies and we have made

said the senior officer.
On Monday, Director Gener-
al of Tourism Vernice Walkine
said that the Bahamas was "for-
tunate '1a tDeAngel' senwn-
the US media, which is currently
preoccupied with coverage of the
presidential campaigns.

'IvO are in

CUStody

after OfugS

discovery
TWO residents of Grand
Bahama are in police cus-
tody after four kilos of
cocaine, valued at between
$60,000 and $80,0000, was
discovered in luggage
aboard a mailboat.
The arrest by officers of
the Drug Enforcement Unit
occurred at 7am yesterday
at Potter's Cay Dock aboard
the vessel Siesta, which was
on its way to Nassau from
Grand Bahama.
The man and woman are:
both Grand Bahama resi-
dents, police confirmed.
Assistant Superintendent
Walter Evans told Thle Tri-
bune that both individuals
are likely to be arraigned in
court this week in connec-
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Stabbing
tourists in the wake of the shoot-
ing of young Mr Cargill, asked
whetherL'I such violence "normnal-
ly halppens" in the area.
Yesterday afternoon Asst Supt
Evans said that the victim was
in hospital, his condition listed
as "not life threatening."
Police are still hunting two
men wanted in connection with
the murder of DeAngelo Cargill,
who died the day after receiving
a number of bullet wounds as
the unintended victim of a dri-
veby shooting.
Tourists fled the area in an
a nd pun oewn sashpepeo n ed
they feared the long-term reper-
cussions that the brazen daylight
shooting on busy Bay Street
would have on the economy.
Johnathon Brown, manager of


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getting off a bus at around 11am
following an argument with a 1)-
year-old man,
The attacker fled the scene,
but w'as arrested on Bay Street
shortly aft~r by police from the
Ce~ntral1 Police Station. He is a
resident of Pinewoodl Ga~rdens,
according to Asst Supt Walter
Evans.
According to local shop staff,
the police went on to search
nearby garbage canls for the
weapon used in the attack.
A Fendi employee reported
that the victim was seen "'twitch-
ing" on thle sidewalk, appearing
to "g into shoc" bef rae ned
hi wuds
sA oer salesperson said that
tourists came into her place of
work and, echoing queries put
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social justice and the creation
and maintenance of an equi-
table society.
His contributions to public
life will be missed," the state-
ment said.
It said party leader Perry
Christie and Mrs Christie join
officers and members of the
Progressive Liberal Party in
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The dramatic impact of oil prices on the general cost of living gives great valid-
ity to demands for the development and use of alternative energy sources, includ-
ing solar and wind-powered energy, so as to reduce our dependency on fossil
fuels.
It also demonstrates the wisdom of adopting energy-saving technologies,
whether for building construction, household appliances or transportation, and
:reducing energy consumption.

ENERGY POLICY
In this regard, the Ministry of Works and Transport and the BEST Commission
have been mandated to develop an energy policy for The Bahamas.
This policy will take into account the desire of my Government to make it easi-
er and more economical for Bahamian consumers to access alternative energy
sources and more energy-efficient technologies generally.
Concurrently, the Ministry responsible for Consumer Affairs is set to re-launch
a robust consumer education programme as we seek to promote improved con-
sumer protection.

TRADE CHALLENGES
Increasingly, large and expanding trade blocs are shaping a new economic order
in our world. The expiration of the WTO-exemption of the trade component of
the Cotonou Agreement between African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP) and
the European Union (EU) has forced a new reality on small ACP states.
These states, including The Bahamas, have had to negotiate new Economic
Partnership Agreements (EPAs) requiring reciprocity in trade in place of tradi-
tional one-way preferential trade arrangements.
Over the past year, our financial services sector continued to observe interna-
tional best practices in regulations. This will continue as we seek to maintain our
standing and competitiveness in the international financial community.
Indeed, we are positioning ourselves to make a bid to regain a stronger posi-
tion in the international insurance sector which we once dominated.
As we look to the future though, we are obliged to acknowledge that while the
global developments- that create challenges to our economic performance will
continue to be shaped by events beyond our control, we are still able to respond
to such developments appropriately to ensure the best outcomes.

'ECONOMY SLOWS
Here at home, 2007 saw a slowing of the Bahamian economy due primarily to a
slowing US economy; a softening tourism performance; tapering-off in invest-
ment inflows as major projects such as Kerzner International's Third Phase came
to an end; and a decrease in an unsustainable level of growth in domestic bank
credit.
Nevertheless, there were signs of a moderate rate of expansion toward the end
of the year based on indications of an improving tourism performance and stable
construction activity.
At the end of 2007, liquidity levels in our banking system were $117 million,
significantly higher than the $39 million at year-end 2006. On the other hand,
official foreign reserves at the end of last year of $455 million were $45 million
lower than the $500 million of the previous year-end.
Present indications are that tourism, with appropriate interventions from us, will
achieve moderate growth.
In these circumstances, there will likely be sufficient resilience in the Bahamian
economy to fuel significant job-creating growth during 2008. This will be due
primarily to a number of foreign investment projects and substantial public infra-
structural work which we shall be undertaking.

; rSpURISM STRATEGIES
Ours is a tourism dominated economy. The tourism business in The Bahamas is
undergoing a major transition from reliance on traditional mega-hotel destination
travel, to include a larger number of smaller, mixed-use and environmentally-sen-
sitive resorts.
This development impacts our Family Islands as much as it does Nassau,
Paradise Island and Grand Bahama. In response, we are adjusting our tourism
strategies to make them more relevant to the changing preferences of the travel-
ling public.
And, we are fine-tuning our advertising and public relations strategies to take
into account the strengthened euro and Canadian dollar against the US dollar
which make vacations in our destinations increasingly attractive for Europeans
and Canadian visitors.
We are also responding, for example, to the increased popularity of different
kinds of vacation accommodation that much of the travelling public seeks. Of
equal importance, is the iteed to be conscious of and sensitive to the environmen-
tal stewardship that many of today's tourists expect.
In particular, we must respond to their increased interest in a variety of cultural
and heritage experiences, and souvenirs relevant to these experiences.
Fortunately, we are a country of many islands; we have a dynamic culture,
an intriguing historical heritage and a rich environmental endowment. With
planning and forethought we are well-placed to respond to the changing
demands and expectations of today's tourists.
On New Providence and Paradise Island and in Grand Bahama, we are able to
provide the traditional beach, casino, night life and shopping amenities expected
from international patrons of world class hotels.
We must all acknowledge, however, that there is much room for improvement if
we are to restore upscale, world-class entertainment and shopping opportunities to
Bay Street.
On the other hand, our Family Islands are ideally suited to the development of
high-end, tranquil, green resorts that offer a more intimate, culturally rich and less
environmentally intrusive experience.
You will be pleased to know that a number of tourism-related projects will
come on stream this year thereby improving employment levels and business
opportunities.
We are especially encouraged by proposed developments in Grand Bahama
which will provide the basis for new business and emnploymentl expansion there
during 2008. In short, nearly all of our islands will be impacted by new or
expanded developments in tourism.
To ensure success of some of' these projects we will undertake the upgrading; of
public infrastructure where it has been permitted to lag behind acceptable stan-
dards. Accordingly, the major redevelopment of the Lynden Pindlinlg
International Airport has been approved by my Government.
This will include the construction of a new US Departure Terminlal, the trans-


formation of the present US terminal into a new International Arrivals Ter~minlal,
and the construction of a new Domestic Departure and AIrnvals Terminal.
'Central to the redevelopment of the facility is the upgrade of both the airside and
the landside of the airport.
In the Family Islands, a new airport, taxiway, terminal and air tr-affic control
facility will be provided at Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Improvements to airport infra-
structure in Treasure Cay, Abaco, Stella Maris and Deadman's Cay. Long Island,
and New Bight, Cat Island, will also be carried out.
We are determined to do a better job at exploiting the potential for linkages
between our agricultural, fisheries and light mnanufalcturing se'ctor~s andi the tourism
sector.
The leakage of tourism revenues expended on tourism-related imports of
goods that can be produced here at home at comparable quality and cost
must be reduced. Such an initiative presents many and varied opportunities
for Bahamian entrepreneurship.


My Fellow Bahamians:


In May of last year the Free
National Movement was returned to
Government after an absence from
office of five years. Your vote of
confidence continues to be an inspi-
ration to my colleagues and me to
carry on with the work you elected
us to do.
We renew our pledge to work tire-
lessly to fulfill the promises and
commitments we made to you. We
promised, if elected, to restore your trust in Government. During the past eight
months we have set about to fulfill that promise.

FULFILLING THE PROMISE
We tabled in the~ House of Assembly and made public all agreements concluded
between the Government and international investors which had not been tabled
during the preceding five-year period.
We amended the Prime Minister's Pension Act to set down in law that a serving
Prime Minister might not receive simultaneously both the salary and a pension for
the~post of Prime'Minister.
We reinstated the payment by the Government of one half of the interest
charged in respect of government-guaranteed educational loans.
We amended the Juries Act reducing the number of jurors in non-capital cases
from 12 to 9.
We amended the Criminal Justice (International Cooperation) Act to permit the
Attorney General to provide needed information to foreign jurisdictions in crimi-
nal matters.
We put in place enhanced insurance benefits for members of the Police, Defence
and Prison Services.
We expended some $3 million for the acquisition of new patrol vehicles for the
Royal Bahamas Police Force facilitating improved police response time.
Additional sums are being expended on the acquisition of other crime-fighting
equipment and technology.
We are upgrading and expanding the Royal Bahamas Defence Force fleet,
facilitating the establishment of a permanent presence in the southern
Bahamas from which regular patrols of our waters will be undertaken.
We purchased two Vigilant Craft to be deployed this week at Inagua.
Additionally, two Dauntless vessels one 40-foot and one 48-foot -- are now
under construction for delivery in April and June of this year. *
We have approved the acquisition of two additional 60-foot craft for the Defence
Force. .. Otus ; e i
We accepted four additional Interceptor craft from the United States under the
Enduring Friendship Programme. The first two craft are expected to arrive in
March. The third and fourth are expected to be delivered later this year.
We are re-establishing the Air Wing of the Defence Force and have
approved the purchase of two aircraft, one Cessna Caravan for troop trans-
port and a Vulcan Air for general reconnaissance. This will significantly
improve the detection and interdiction capability of the Force.
We amended the Immigration Act to facilitate the electronic clearance of cruise
ship passengers entering The Bahamas.
We launched machine readable passports.
We amended the Fisheries Regulations to bring sports fishing bag limits into
conformity with international standards.
We amended the Airport Authority Act to put in place a more effective arrange-
ment for security and fire services at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.
We reviewed contracts hurriedly awarded for major infrastructure works in the
weeks leading up to the general election. We proceeded with those projects deter-
mined to be sound.
We readied government-operated schools so that they' all opened on time at the
beginning of the September school year for the first time in five years.
We launched a telemedicine pilot project linking the Community Health
Clinic in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, to the Accident and Emergency
Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital.
We acquired 10 garbage trucks to improve solid waste collection around New
Providence. Five trucks are scheduled for delivery in Nassau this week; the
remaining five are scheduled for delivery within another month.
We approved a number of investment projects which we expect to come on
stream during 2008.

A DIFFICULT YEAR
Last year, 2007, proved to be a difficult year both at home and abroad. Serious
conflicts continued to destroy lives and property in and around the Middle East,
very notably in Iraq. The activities of terrorists and warring ethnic factions have
frustrated efforts to end the turmoil.
In Asia, terrorists succeeded last month in ending the life of former Prime
Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, who was for many a beacon of hope in an
area torn by strife. In parts of Africa ethnic conflict continues to inflict misery
on countless civilians no where more painfully than in Dafur, Sudan.
Control and treatment of disease -- communicable such as HIV/AIDS and malar-
ia, and non-communicable such as diabetes, hypertension and coronary ailments
-- continue to require huge expenditures by governments in the developing world,
including here at home aind around the Caribbean, with implications for future and
sustained economic development.
The consequences of climate change, including more frequent, destructive
storms and hurricanes, are increasingly self-evident. The urgency for all states,
developed and developing, to become a part of the solution to this global problem
was forcefully put at the global meeting in Bali, Indonesia last month.
On the economic front in 2007, a number of challenges prevailed. Unrest in
some of the oil-pr'oducing countries combined with unprecedented demand for
fuel in both the developed and developing world to push the cost of oil to new
highs.
This state of affairs was aggravated by the sub-prime meltdown which began in
the US housing market and led to further softening of an already weakened US
economy and decline in the US dollar.

THE CONSEQUENCES
The consequences for our tourism sector's performance, which depends heavily
on US economic buoyancy, can be quite significant. The financial position of The
Bahamas Electricity Corporation and of Bahamasair was severely challenged by
the enormous increase in fuel costs.


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NEWV YEAR'S REPORT

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ROAD PROJECT
Aside from inadequate environmental clean-up and maintenance, traffic con-
gestion on New Providence continues to frustrate residents and businesses most
severely.
Far too much productive time is lost and energy consumed sitting in traffic
because our roads and traffic patterns belong to a bygone era.
We expect that the resumed New Providence Road Improvement Project will
address the vexing problem of traffic congestion in New Providence.
The Project will be supported by better regulation of traffic movements, the
rationalization of ground transport routes, and the enforcement of traffic laws.
The cost of the Project has increased from $52 million in 2000 to $100 million
in 2007, including an expenditure of $41 million to date. The decision which
occasioned these costly increases served only to add to the ever-worsening traf-
fic dilemma faced daily by motorists in New Providence.

CITY RESTORATION
On the subject of development and redevelopment of the City of Nassau, much


I am directing all government-sponsored funding programmes, namely: the
Bahamas Development Bank loans; BAIC facilities; the Venture Capital Fund;
the governmnent-guarantee loan schemes; and the investment incentive pro-
grammes administered under laws such as the Industries Encouragement Act, to
foicus the bulk of their support on programmes that principally seek to help
Bahamian businesses take advantage of such linkages.
But measurable success will require co-operation between hotelier and hotel
worker; between taxi-driver and tour operators; between restaurateur and retail
merchant; between straw vendor anld craft producer; between farmer, fisherman,
and food and beverage manager; between immigration and customs; between
government and the people; and between and among the people themselves.
Each of us must be a responsible contributor to our success. What we need to
do now, is to arrest the slippage of recent years and to begin a national effort to
take back our rightful place on the regional tourism landscape.

CONFRONTING CRIME .
We must tackle the fears and social tensions which have accompanied our
development and which have not been adequately addressed. These have no
doubt contributed to the unacceptable levels of violence and other criminality in
our communities and neighborhoods.
I wish to address specifically, our single biggest national concern as we begin
this New Year that is, crime. Unless we can right lour social relations, the other
matters will have no relevance.
As you know, we experienced a spike ii) violence against the person last year.
We recorded our greatest ever number of murders in 2007 which, though more
defined in respect of the persons involved and impacted, nevertheless created
great discomfort and fear in our society.
While the toll was highest in New Providence, Grand Bahama was not spared
and, regrettably, violence was also visited upon citizens in traditionally crime-
free Family Island communities in Eleuthera and Exuma.
The loss of life resulting from police action in Andros and in Bimini has also
been most regrettable. And, the entire Bahamian community was devastated by
the tragic killing of a young police constable in the line of duty here in New
Providence.
This level of violence, about which we cannot be complacent as a people,
undermines the peace and tranquility for which our country has been admired.
There can be little comfort taken from the hypothesis that such spikes in crime
are usually followed by a gradual, if not dramatic reduction, in crime levels over
the next period.
We must, each of us, ensure that a reduction in criminality does occur in this
New Year and in succeeding years as a consequence of our individual and col-
lective deliberate actions,
The fight against crime is not exclusively a police matter. The restoration
of peace and safety in our communities and in all neighborhoods is some-
thing which involves us all, and is the responsibility of us all.
It is important for private citizens to support our police; first in preventing
crime, and, secondly, when a crime has ~occurred, in cooperating and assisting
police investigations to identify and arrest the culprits.
Obedience to the law and support for law enforcement is required of all per-
sons. We must give neither aid, nor comfort, nor protection to persons who
choose to live outside the law. In matters small and large, our behaviour must
send appropriate messages to others, especially our children and our young
adults .
I do not have to rem-ind you, fellow citizens, that respect for the law and law
enforcement extends beyond support for the police. It includes suppoli for the '
Royal Bahamas Defence Force, charged with protecting our maritime borders
against poachers, illegal immigrants and illicit drug traffickers.
It extends even further to include support for our Immigration officers and our
Customs officers who also serve as guardians of our nation and its borders. And,
it includes support for our prison officers charged with rehabilitating and prepar-
ing convicts for re-entry into society.
My government. commits to ensuring that our laws are vigorously
enforced, modernized and strengthened where necessary. We commit to sig-
nificant improvements in our legal, judicial and penal system.
We commit to the expansion of police presence within our communities and
commercial districts day and night; and to the further modernization of our
police, defence, immigration and customs establishments.
It is our aim to cause a reduction in criminality and to ensure the safety of our
law-abiding citizens.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
As we commit to redoubling our effort to deal with the criminals in our socie-
ty, we also commit ourselves to deal with issues in our social development
thought by some to influence criminality.
And so, whether or not there is any scientific basis for the belief that there is a
link between poor educational achievement, unemployment and crime, these are
areas to which we will give increased attention.
For example, we cannot continue to ignore the chronic deficiency in our
nation's education system which has not kept pace with the population growth in
many of our communities.
The Ministry of Education Youth Sports and Culture will, this year, commence
the implementation of planned School Improvement Programmes designed to
bring renewed focus to core subjects throughout the school system from
Kindergarten to 12th Grade, and to supplement regular tuition through the
~expansion of After-School Clubs and supervised Study Halls.
The magnet programmes in technical and career education lvill be expanded-
This is in direct response to the uniform complaint from the private sector that
the majority of our high school graduates are not adequately prepared to assume
entry level positions in their organizations.
This notwithstanding, our overriding interest is to assist young persons to
achieve their full potential, enhance their feelings of self-worth and thereby
motivate them to succeed in enjoying fulfilled, peaceful and satisfying lives.
An important adjunct to our programme for education is our plan to pro-
mote and support a deeper cultural awareness and appreciation among all
our people but very especially among our young people.
We believe firmly that self-confident and culturally secure individuals are far
less likely to succumb to the negative, and often violent, foreign cultural influ-
ences which abound in the media today. And so we will continue and increase
investment in our cultural and sporting institutions and organizations.

HEALTH CARE


It has become almost trite to repeat the refrain "'the health of a nation is the
wealth of the nation" but it is indeed a truism.
A healthy population is a more productive population; hence our commitment
to systematically improve health care delivery in all government-owned hospi-
tals and health care clinics.
We will introduce a prescription drug benefit and assistance programme during
the second half of this year, 2008.
Increased resources will be dedicated to progr-ammes to keep and maintain our
surroundings clean and healthy, in particular our parks and recreational areas.


has been and remains to be said. It is agreed that the City of Nassau is run-down
and that Nassau Harbour does not have the capacity to accommodate the most
modern ocean-going cruise liners.
It is my Government's intention to complete the process of bidding and con-,
tracting for the dredging of Nassau Harbour to accommodate the arrival of super-
size cruise passenger ships in 2009.
To complement the planned work in Nassau Harbour we will begin the restora--
tion of the City of Nassau.
Much planning has already been done and so the programme to restore the City
will be informed by recommendations contained in the Bumnside Report, com-
pleted in the early 1990s, the 2004 EDAW Master Plan for the City of Nassitu,
and the recommendations of the Downtown Redevelopment Joint Task Force.
The plan will not be a secret. Once the components have been established and
set in a rational framework with preliminary costs and time-lines, you, my fel-
low Bahamians will be apprised and kept abreast of progress.
We will restore and maintain the essential characteristics of our City and pre-
serve its heart.
We will beautify the city, make it greener, and greatly improve its appear-
ance and ambience. The City of Nassau will be a source of pride for us all
and international visitors will come to appreciate it again.
While all are not agreed on the location of a new cargo terminal for New
Providence, all interested parties, in both the public and private sector, agree that
the revitalization of the City of Nassau requires that we remove the storage of
shipping containers from the heart of the City of Nassau.
I am pleased to advise that by the end of this year, 2008, we will cause to be
discontinued the storage of shipping containers and the movement of containers
along our city centre during day-light hours.
We will also give further consideration to the development of a container ter-
minal at Arawak Cay and the provision of an inland container depot.

BUILDING PROGRAMME
We will complete the stalled and abandoned construction of the Nassau Street
Magistrate's Court House and the Registrar General's offices on Market Street.
As well, a number of government buildings have sat condemned in the City of
Nassau for a number of years. We will restore or demolish the Adderley
Building and the Rodney Bain Building.
We will demolish the old customs building on Arawak Cay and we will con-
tinue the upgrading. of Woodes Rogers Wharf. We will transform the old cus-
:topls warehouses on Prince George Dock into an authentic Bahamian Crafts
arket.-lls : t:r t
The Town Planning Act has been overtaken by development. We will intro-
duce a new Town Planning Act. Associated with improved town planning,
will be a systematic programme to identify, label and clear all public beach
access in New Providence.
We will also identify and beautify additional open green spaces for the enjoy-
ment of residents. And, we will continue and accelerate the road-naming .and
building-numbering programmes.
My Government will restart the stalled Govemnment housing programme for
low and medium income families. The programme was suspended during 2007
because of a shortfall in funding.
During this year we aim to complete houses on which construction was
stopped; repair additional numbers of poorly constructed houses; build addition-
al housing units; and prepare several hundred fully-serviced lots for sale around
the country but particularly in New Providence, Abaco, and Exuma where
demand is high.
Last year, Tropical Storm Noel added to the already poor road infrastructure in
many of our Family Islands. Accordingly, we will reconstruct some roads in Cat~
Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Acklins and Long Island.
You will be pleased to learn that the European UCnion has offered to provide
funding for infrastructural development in a number of our Family Islands. It
has been determined that the following works will be undertaken with EU assis-
tance:
oRagged Island Dock and Harbour
o Fresh Creek Dock (Andros)
oLowe Sound Seawall (Andros)

PUBLIC SERVICE
Further, I am pleased to advise that through a consultancy with the Carihbbean
Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD),, we will move discussion
of public sector reform and modernization from the theoretical stages to imple-
mentation.
A pilot Customer Services Improvement Programme will be launched this year-
in six government departments,' namely: Department of Public Service, Passpor~t
Office, Registrar General's Office, Departments of Physical Planninlg and
Building Control, and the Department of Road Traffic.
The College of The Bahamas is to be engaged to conduct a Customer
Satisfaction Survey which will serve as the baseline for the project.
Our objective in each department will be to bring about a measurable
improvement in government service delivery; that is, making it easier and more
convenient to access government services and providing higher levels of cus-
tomer satisfaction as a result of improved performance of government agencies.

A BETTER YEAR
Overall, 2008 promises to be a better year than was last year.
I reiterate my commitment and my Govemnment's commitment to work with
everyone in our country toward securing the prosperity of our people.
I pledge to pursue the excellence to which we must aspire if our future is to be
secure.
I undertake to uphold and promote the ideals of truth and fairness that we cher-
ish and, at all times, with God's help, to act so as to strengthen your trust in your
:Government.
Finally, on behalf of my family, my Cabinet, and Public Officers throughout
The Bahamas, I wish each and every one of you peace and fulfillment in this year
and in the years to come.
May God bless us all.


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parties. "Both presidents are
optimistic that an agreement
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best suited to each institution
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years until the end of the 1990s.
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side Minnesota," noted the
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the meeting and is looking for-
ward to cementing another
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the Bahamas students and
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back to the Bahamas to gradu-
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Bahamas in exchange," said
COB in a statement,
It said the two presidents
were joined by administrators
from both institutions and
"talked positively" about initi-
ating an agreement that would


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him inside the House or out;
sniear his name or attach to
his motives every unsubstan-
tiated untruth they can devise,
lie will not be distracted.
'"ir Speaker, sir, I would
wish to thank all those con-
stituents who called me,
talked to me, and saw me in
order to wish me well as I
journey into this unfamiliar
place. To those constituents
who do not support my deci-
sion, I pray that in the full-
ness of time we can work in
concert for the betterment of
the Kennedy community.
That must be our primary aim
and foremost goal now," he
said.
After listening to Mr Gib-
son's address, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham quipped
that Independent 10Ps "do
not last long in this place."


"At some point in time you
are either fish or foul," Mr
Ingraham said, drawing some
laughter f~rom his fellow Ml's.
Mr in graha~m remarked
that Kennedy has not had
very good luck in their re~p-
resentatives in the House of
Assembly hinting at the
fact that the previous
Kennedy MP, Dr Bernard
Nottage, had also resigned
from the PLP after being vot-
ed in on the PLP ticket in the
1997 general election,
"So I appeal to them," Mr
Ingraham said, "to take
another look. Each candidate
sent to Kennedy by members
opposite have left the party.
Something's wrong. pr
Speaker, I congratulate te
member. "
Answering Mr Gibson's
communication, PLP leader


Perry C'hristie, who had criti-
cised his former subordinate
only a few danys ago, ~gain l
expre'ssed his regret at M/r
Gibsoni's resignatlion,
"As the leades of the PLP I
am clearly disapp~ointed that
this would have happened. It
is important for everyone to
recognize that all that Mr
Gibson said that he is inter-
ested in doinlg in represent-
ing the people of Kennedy is
exactly what he was elected
to do as a PLP representative,
to bring the hopes and aspi-
rations of the people of
Kennledy to the PLP and to
allow that to be a part of the
fleshing out of policies and
initiatives that would have
been taken in the best
interest of the people of
Kennedy.
"Anld so, therefore, there is
absolutely no doubt as the
leader of the PLP and the
overall representative of


those people that we have to
recognize that the seat of
Kennedy, the people of
Kennedy, did not intend for
that seat to be represented by
an Independent. They intend-
ed for that seat to be repre-
sented by the PLP," he said.
Mr C~hristie said he intends
to have Mr Gibson's resigna-
tion dealt with in the best
interest of the party and will
handle it as an internal matter
before any further public
utterances are made. He
advised the media that he will
keep the public informed on
the matter and will likewise
make the House of Assembly
aware of any decisions.
Mr Christie noted, howev-
er, that he has not moved
from his position of calling
for Mr Giibson's resignation
from the Kennedy seht.
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Decomposed

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FROM page one

clear this area for some con-
struction of some work he
said.
Mr Walkine was unable to
confirm the gender of the vic-
tim or how long the body was
there. However, sources have
confirmed the gender of the
person to The Tribune.
Mr Walkine also said that
"there seemed to have been no
meat or anything on the
bones" indicating that the
remains which were clothed
were at the site for some
time.
When asked by The Tribune
if the death is being officially
classified as a homicide, Mr
Walkine said: "It would be
wrong for me to say that it is a
homicide or otherwise. The
only thing that we can say is
that the investigation is contin-
uing and an autopsy would


spoke with at the scene said
that he would ntbbe surprised

"Lyon Road is one of the
most dangerous areas in the

::""JE"," doads K omgd.
Residents, he continued, refer
to the area as "Iraq".
"Ya'll don't know how dan-
gerous it is in the back there,"
he added.
Thus far, there have been
four recorded homicides in the
country, with the daylight dri-
ve-by killing of DeAngelo
Cargill on Bay Street, being
the most high profile killing
thus far.


ParentS' Rnger RS

Students allegedly

locked up behind

'cage-like' doors

FROM page one

an atmosphere in which chil-
dren can learn, you are creat-
ing a situation that encourages a
rebellious spirit," the angry
mother said.
Ms Williams explained that
her daughter called her from a
in salingonebe essruaedmhoo
her "prison" inside the school
gym.
Arriving at the R M Bailey
gym, Ms Williams said she was
shocked to find her daughter
and a group of other students,
some crying and screaming,
locked up behind large metal
"cage-like" doors.
The concerned mother said
that it took school officials more
than 10 minutes to unlock the
locks and free the girls from the
gym.
"Imagine something had hap-
pened. That gym building is not
safe. It would have taken them
that long tor get my daughter

h sWlim reoxup ned thaa
note last week informing her
that Shenelle's skirt was too
short. However, when she visit-
ed the school, Ms Williams said
she was assured that there was
no problem.
"My daughter attended
school wearing the same skirt
on Monday and on Tuesday,
there were no problems, now
(yesterday) suddenly a janitress
decided to tell my daughter that
h:-er -s:-=t i: to Mot nd
ents they just locked up the stu-
dents," Ms Williams said.
tThe erged mte aid hun
standard as to how long a
sdposesks thasbeod cded com-
pletely arbitrarily what length
a skirt should be. My daugh-
ter's skirt is beyond thle knee,
you can't see any thigh, what is
w s ng lim It de ttat hdler
5ft 8in tall daughter has already
let out all the hem mn her skirt mn
order to satisfy the regulations
of school administrators.


"My daughter is preparing to
take BGCSEs, she has a grade
pomnt average of 3.30. She wants
to learn," she said.
Ms Williams said she will now
ask Minister Bethel to assist her
in transferring her daughter to
another school.
Yesterday's incident comes
after a large number of girls
were suspended from R M Bai-
ley senior high school last week
for wearing skirts that were con-
sidered too short.

pal ausin A~ndero wee encit
returned up to press time.


FROM page one

wants to focus his attention on
representing all the members
of his constituency, he Lhey
FNM. PLP, BDM or Inde~pen-
dents.
"Mr Speaker, sir, we in this
chamber are all too familar
with the concerns of Bahami-
ans as regards our national
development. These are. the
same concerns which affect
my people in Kennedy. It
does not matter if their' shirts
are gold, red or purple, my
people in Kennedy feel the
same joys, suffer the same
pains, and strive to achieve
the same Bahamian dream, as
does every goodly citizen of
this Commonwealth," he said.
M~r Gibson added that,
while his detractors may assail


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tion the actions of those above
them for fear of losing their
job, resulting in a f lnes o
among the corporation's staff,
e4maadgera poit s sn a
department of 36 staff.
The source added: "Does the
minister responsible know this
is going on? Does the chair-
man know?"
According to the source,
union members from the cor-
poration held a meeting with
the secretary-general of the
BPSU, Stephen Miller, last Fri-
day to express their grievances
and expose what they consider
repeated breaches of their
industrial agreement. It was
claimed that no action has been
taken.
The insider expressed frus-
tration with the union as a
result of its apparent inaction.
Yesterday Mr Miller admit-
ted having had a meeting with
union members at the BMC,
but refused to offer any fur-
ther details, declaring it to be
all "internal matter."
The Tr~ibune attempted to
contact Minister for Housing
and National Insurance, Ken-
neth Russell under whose
portfolio the BMC falls -yes-
terday afternoon, but a mes-
sage left was not returned up to
press time.


of a senior executive in the
arrears department of the
13MC, wasilraeporteudlystaken on
serve as a personal
assistant /enior clerk to that
That female employee was
allegedly first brought onto the
corporation's payroll for four
months to cover another staff
member who was out on
maternity leave. However, said
the source, when the new
mother returned another posi-
tion was created into which the
employee could be hired, with-
out advertising the post.
Yesterday, commenting on
this case, Mr Godfrey said that
the woman is a temporary
employee, and as such, an
internal advertisement would
not be required prior too her
taking up employment,
However, under Article IV
of the union's industrial agree-
ment, there is no distinction
between the advertisement
requirements as they relate to
temporary and permanent
employment positions.
The insider said that the hir-
ing practices are symbolic of a
wider problem of senior exec-
utives within the department
exceeding their authority,
which goes unchallenged.
It was alleged that staff
members feel unable to ques-


FROM page one
Mr Godfrey was accused of
breaching the agreement by
brin nbga raelatlive onto tah
er in fhe IT department. It was
clI d that this was done
wiathmeut the position being
advertised internally.
Furthermore, staff believe
that the position created for his
relative was an unnecessary
one, as there was already a
manager presiding over the
reportedly "'small" department.
The source alleged that the '
wuteun ti tha w urlrdp
similar to that of a "computer
technician." It was claimed that
the department already has a
computer technician.
Meanwhile, despite Mr God-
frey's relative not being a per-
manent employee having
been employed at the BMC for
only three months of a six-
month probation period the
corporation is allegedly funding
certain studies that he is tak-
InContacted yesterday for
comment on the allegations,
Mr Godfrey said that he had
"no comment on that at this
time."
According to Article IV of
the industrial agreement signed
in 2003 between the mortgage
corporation and the Bahamas
""li Sevc niono whenev
tion occurs or is established,
the employer must "post a
vacancy notice on the staff
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Kenya's disputed Dec. 27 vote
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PAGE 18, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008


eral Kenyan cities yesterday at
the start of three days of oppo-
sition rallies, killing at least two
people as tensions edged higher
in the postelection crisis, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
About half a dozen people
were injured in the violence.
Opposition leader Raila
Odinga, who charges he was
robbed of the presidency
through vote rigging in last
month's election, called the
protests nationwide despite a
government ban. '
Most of the protests, damp-
ened by rain across much of the
country, had fizzled by dusk.
Mobs hurled rocks at police in
one Nairobi slum and the west-
ern town of Kisumu, but rallies
elsewhere did not degenerate
into serious clashes and in most
cases were broken up by police.
In downtown Nairobi, hel-
meted riot police on horseback
chased small clusters of pro-
testers from skyscraper-lined
streets. Businesses quickly shut
as tear gas was fired, and thou-
sands of panicked office work-
ers in suits and high heels
streamed out of downtown on
foot.
"'I don't want to get caught
up in that tension," said
research student Julius Rotich
who was among those fleeing.
Some people, annoyed at the


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AN OPPOSITION demonstrator reacts after police fired tear gasiand.
live rounds into the air to break up a large opposition demonstration,
in Eldoret, Kenya, on Wednesday. Police fired tear gas and bullets to
disperse protesters in several Kenyan cities at the start of three
days of opposition rallies. At least one person was fatally shot by
police and half a dozen others were wounded.


protests, shouted "Raila go
home!"
Odinga vowed he would lead
the march himself on Nairobi's
Uhuru Park downtown, which is
ringed by riot, police. Though
Odinga drove through town,
neither he nor any other oppo-
sition member made it into the
park.
Speaking earlier to reporters
at his party headquarters, Odin-
ga said: "Nothing will stop us
from mounting these rallies."
Odinga's supporters have
promised to continue protest-
ing until President Mwai Kiba-
ki and his government acknowl-
edge that his re-election was
flawed.
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Tribune Business Reporter

mited to the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation's (BEC')
as a policy objectiv:e, it was ~
revealedi yesterday,
although the minister of state f~o r finance
told The Tribune that no work had~c been l
done on this.
Zhivargo Laing, who anntoulced the
Sbroad policy obtjective of privatising HEC '
in the House of Assembly, said effol~rt on
pr'ivatli ing the 100) per cent state -owned ~
electricity company had got "nowh'lere
at all".
Referring to the Government's inlten-
tionls to privatise BEC, which wer~le a~l~o


contained in the International Monetary
Fund's (lMF) Article IV consultation,
Mlr La~ing told The Tribune: "That has
heenl exrpounded as part of the broad
policy of' privatization, and there has not
been anrything serious done on that as
\:et. BTC'( remains the focus."
Ta';bling thle most recent IMF report,
thle minister said it was the Governmen-
i's intention~ to privatise BEC just as it
ha~s bee~n working to privatise the
Bahamulas Te'lecommnunications Compa-
"Mrll Speakerr, [1MF] directors support
the government's s goals of balancing the
recurre~nt budget and reducing debt to
30)-?5 per' cent of GDP by 2012," he said.
Mrl Laning said the IMF welcomed the
propo'Se privatisation plans, which


would assist the country in the overall
achievement of debt reduction targets.
"[IMF] directors welcome our com-
mitment to control spending, tighten
budget constraints on public entities and
improve tax administration, and they
commend our intention' to privatise the
telecommunications and electricity com-
panies," said Mr Laing.
Last year, BEC sustained a $1.9 mil-
lion loss in the, with the underlying fac-
tors being the cuts in the basic electrici-
ty rate approved by the PLP govern-
ment, which cost the company $55 mil-
lion in revenues over three years.
The losses will continue to grow and
are estimated to reach the level of $38
million in the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the
new administration has said.


Successive governments have workedl
on the privatization of BTC for the p7ast
several years, without success.
The IMF also noted that tourism indi-
cators do not suggest a decline in thre
Bahamas' competitiveness or a threat to,
external stability.
"In tourism, despite a loss in manrket
share of Caribbean stolpover atrr~ivals, thel
Bahamas' share of total Caribbeanl
tourism expenditure has increased, inl
part reflecting a deliberate strategy to
target the higher end of the mtarkiet,''
the report said.
TThe IMF noted that the slowdown in
the US economy might be "' stronger

See BEC, page 20B


Netl ilc~ome up 28%/ to $44m via monopoly product, as Internet and fixed-line under pressure


II By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE: International Monetary
FB ad (mastl hasb ur nde t e
police and ''moderate credit
growth" to allow an increase in
the foreign exchange reserves,
which are "significantly" below
the Central Bank's 100 per cent
of base money benchmari.
In its Article IV report on
consultations with the Govern-
ment and private sector, com-
piled on November 9, 2007. the
IMF noted tatn dron crl


IMF warns foreign
reserves 'significantly
below' Central Bank'S
100% benchmark at
80% of base money

pushed net foreign exschange
reserves down to just 80 per
cent of base money. .
While the rate of credlit
growth had slowed to 101 per
cent for the nine months to Sep-

See POLICY, 14B


II By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THl-E Hwhomnas TIelecommu-
nications C~omlpanyv (BTC) is
be~comin~g ever-monre r-eliant on
its cellular mnonopoly to mamn-
tain profitabilit. its Is Iln annu-
uI rep~ortl revea`ling that this seg-
$21' 7S-4 million of its total
$327~( In million revenuesL' that
C~he 006()( cellular revenues
re present edi a 17 per cent
inc~rea~se uP'` n1 Ilthe .OU pr vuear,
or growth lf $i0.8 nullion.
BTC president and chief
executive, Leonr \\ lIll.IIns~indi-
etcate thle importal;ncce of its cel-
lular mnirnrotly to the state-
owndc~c ca~rr~ier bi noting that
ce~llulalr subil-hk~rirs ine ~.sed
b\ _7S per cent during The 1


attractive segment to potential
privatization buyers such as
Bluewater Communications
Holdings, it is not certain
whether Bahamian consumers
are obtaining the same bene-
fits.
While that cellular monop-
oly, and the prospect of its
extension for several years post-
privatisation, was probably a
key factor in inducing Bluewa-
ter to offer the former Christie
government $260 million for a
49 per cent stake in BTC, con-
cerns remain about the quality
of BTC's products and services.
Mr Williams acknowledged
in his report that BTC would
continue to invest in "increasing
-network capacity -anitb~ird-
width"' for its cellular segment,
as subscriber numbers contin-
ued to increase. Some $18.2 mil


lion was spent in rolling out the
GSM network to the Family
Islands.
But when it comes to cellular,
because BTC is the only game
in town, there is little Bahamian?
consupners can do about it
because they have no choice.
Cellular revenues were the
key driver behind the 11.4 per
cent increase in BTC's tota!
operating revenues to a record"
$327.4 million, helping to push:
net income up by~ 28 per cent
to $43.978 million, compared to
$34.339 million in 2005.
The net income growth
allowed BTC's then-Board to
declare a $15 million dividend
on February 28, 2007, which
boosted the~ Treastarv~'s I.:-lenat

See BTC, page 10B


months to December 31, 2006,
growing from 227,771 in 2005
to 291,154.
While BTC continues to
enjoy the fruits ~from its monop-
oly status, with cellular the most


SBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government's spend-
ing on its fixed costs, such as
civil service wages and rent, has
grown at an "unsustainable"
level over the past three years'
the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) has warned. crowd-
ing out andl limiting the funds
available for much-needed
infrastructure imnprovements.
In its Article IV report, the
IMF indicated that the Gov-
ernment had blamed ''extraor-
dinary transfers" to two gov-
ernment-controlled corpora-
tions during,the 2006-2007 fiscal
year, which were equivalent to
0.5 per cenrt of this nation's
gross domestic product (GDP),


*k Recurrent spending
growth over last three
years a major problem
* Fiscal 2006-2007 deficit
2.6% of GDP, 1% above
target leVel
* Overly-generolls investment
incentives see $80m in
import dutyi exemptions,
equivalent 10 1.3% of
GDP, granted in 2005-2006

for the spending overshoot.
Extra funding for school repairs

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the minister to immediately pub-
lish a notice of compulsory recall
in the Gazette without the need
for consultation with the
provider. This can be done
where it appears to the minister
"that goods of a particular kind
create an imminent risk of death,
serious illness, or serious injury".

Provider's duty to inform the
consumer and consumer's right
to measure goods
A provider of goods is
required to provide, orally or in
writing, all information in Eng-
lish to the consumer regardiing
the goods to be sold. This infor-
mation will include origin, price
in Bahamian currency, care
terms, components, hazards,
proper use, assembling, installa-
tion, weight, size, and profes-
sional fees of the provider being
charged in respect of the goods.
A consumer is entitled to
check the weight, volume .and
other measurement of goods to
be purchased, particularrly where
such weight, volume or other
measurement materially affects
or determines the price of the
goods.
Section 23 of the Act slipu-
lates that a consumer who pur-
chases goods or services from a
provider must be given a receipt
showing the amount paid; the
date on which the purchase is
made or the service is rendered;
a description of the goods sold
or services rendered: the pro-
fessional fees charged: and such
other information as the minister
may by regulations prescribe.
Failure to comply with the
requirements of Section 23 is
punishable by payment of a fine
not exceeding $2,00)0.

Warranties
A warranty is a guarantee or
an assurance given by the man-
ufacturer or provider of goods
and services about their quali-
ty. It is intended to legally~ pro-
tect the consumer from non-
compliance with such guaran-
tees or assurances.
A provider is required to issue
explicit warranties in relation to


IN May 2006, the Consumer
Protection Act was enacted to
protect and regulate the inter-
ests of consumers in the
Bahamas, particularly with
regard to their relationships with
businesses that offer and sell
goods and services to them.
This legislation-established the
regulatory underpinning, in pub-
lic law, for the recognition,
preservation and promotion of
consumer rights and remedies
within the Bahamas. These have
long been the purview of infor-
mal contractual and social
arrangements that did not have
the force of law.

Definition of'Consumer'
and 'Provider'
With regard to goods, a con-
sumer is defined, under Section
2(1) of the Act as:
* "A natural person who
acquires or enters a contract to
acquire goods'for his own pri-
vate use or consumption."
*"A commercial undertaking
that purchases consumer goods."

With regard to services or
facilities, a consumer is "any per-
son who employs or wishes to
be provided with the services or
facilities (otherwise than for the
purpose of any business of his).
In relation to the provision of
accommodation, a consumer is
"any person who wishes to occu-
py the accommodation (other-
wise than for the purposes of
any business of his)".
A provider in relation to
'goods is any person who sells
goods, and in relation to services
or facilities, any person who pro-
vides services or facilities. .

Consumer Protection
Commission
Section 4 of the Act also
established a Consumer Protec-
tion Commission, whose func-
tions are to:
Advise the minister respon-
sible for Consumer Affairs in
relaltion to consumer issues.
Formulate and implement
staild~rds in relation to the con-
sumer protection policy. This


would include, for example, the
aims of the minister responsible
for consumer protection as pub-
lished by the minister from time
to time, according to Section 2of
the Act.

Carry out, at the request of
the consumer who has been
adversely affected, investigations
in relation to the sale of goods,
and the provision of services, as
will enable it to determine
whether the goods were sold or
-the services provided in contra-
vention of the Act. The Com-
mission then makes such report
or recommendation to the min-
ister as it thih~ks fit.
Promote the development
of organizations formed for the
protection of the consumer.
Collect, compile, analyse
and publish information in rela-
tion to any trade of business.
Provide information to con-
sumers on their rights as con-
sumers, and any other form of
consumer education.
To resolve disagreements
between consumers and
providers.

Consumer complaints and
investigations by the Consumer
Commission
A complaint may be made,
orally or in writing, to the Con-
sumer Commission by any per-
son who feels that he/she may
have suffered a disadvantage in
relation to the acquisition of
goods or services.
In special circumstances,
where the complainant is a
minor acting through his/her
parents or guardian, or an
informed or deceased person
through their personal repre-
sentative, the Consumer Com-
mission may assist the com-
plainant in the litigation, subject
to the complaint being made in
writing to it.
The Act gives the Consumer
Commission the discretion not
to investigate or continue to
investigate a~ complaint, if it is
of the opinion that the complaint
is "frivalous or vexatious, nor
made in good faith". It can also


some means for consumers to
ascertain the weight or m~ea-
surement of goods offered for
sale by retail, at the place of sale.

Notice of Compulsory Recall
Under Section 16, the Minis-
ter may, by notice in writing
published in the Gazette, require
a provider of goods that will or
may cause injury, and who has
not taken satisfactory action to
prevent such injury, to take
action within the period speci-
fied in the notice to recall the
goods.
The provider will also have to
disclose to the public or class of
persons specified in the notice
the nature of the defect, or the
dangerous characteristic of the
goods specified in the notice, the
circumstances in which the use
of the goods is dangerous, and
the procedures for disposing of
the goods.
Under the notice of compul-
sory recall, the provider is also
required to inform the public
that it undertakes to either
repair the goods exceptt where
the notice specifies a dangerous
characteristic of the goods);
replace the goods, and/or refund
the price of the goods to the per-
son to whom the goods were
supplied (whether by the
provider or by another person).
Where a person contravenes
Section 16 by supplying goods
of a kind in relation to the
notice, fails to comply with the
requirements of the notice, and
another person suffers loss or
damage by reason of the defect
in or da~nleror~ur characteristic of
the goods, then the consumer of
the goods is deemed to have suf-
fered loss or damage. This may
be actionable.
The notice of compulsory
recall is subject to Section 19 of
the Act, which requires the min-
ister to prepare the notice in
draft and provide a summary of
his reasons for the provider to be
mentioned. This section gives
the provider the opportunity to
co sult with the minister before
pu location.
action 20 of the Act allows


his goods or services. whether
new or used, and whether the
services offered involve the
repair of any appliance. f'urn~i-
ture, equipment or other goods.
It should be noted, undel- Sec-
tion 24(2) of the Act, that any'
warranty given by the manufa;c-
turer (whether local or f'oreignl)
and attached to any goods or
services sold or provided in the
Bahamas, is deemed to extend
to the pr-ovider in the Bahiamas.
TThe latter will be liable Ito the
consumer in relation to the war-
ranty.
A povider-, who is r-esp~onsible
for the free replarcemeent of parts
under a warl-ranty agreements, can
neither compel nor-req~ire the
consumer to use the services of
the provider to repair the equLip
ment.
In the absence of explicit war-
ranties, implied warranties apply
to the sale of all used goods, and
to the repair of all goods. Addi-
tionally, an in plied warranty of
six months will apply on parts
and labour subjectst to the stan-
dard conditions of w~arranties
attached to the transaction) in
the absence of an explicit war-
ranty, which will be at the dis-
cretion of the provider.

Damaged or Defective G~oods
With regard to damaged
goods, a provider who sells a
consumer any good that, due to
no apparent nlegligence or abuse
by the consumer- within the war-
ranty period, does not provide
the consumer with the benefit
or enjoyment for which it w~as
intended, is responsible for its
replacement or repair at no, cost
to the consumer.
The provider m~ust return the
damlaged good inl a fu11. l)ly reaird
and functional state withinl 10)
days of receipt of the good for
replacement or repair. If the
repaired good is not returned to
the consumer w:ith the 10-day
period. then the consumer mlust

See CONSUMER

ont page 4B


decline to investigate if the com-
plainant is unreasonably late in
making his complaint, he/she
does not have sufficient interest
in the subject matter of the com-
plaint, or the subject matter
should more appropriately be
dealt with by another body.
The Consumer Commission
also has the power under the
Act to summon any person to
appear before it, in relation to
anly investigation being con-
ducted by it, and to give evi-
dence or to produce a document
in his possession or control.

Minister may restrict
imports or exports
Section 15 of the Act gives the
Minister responsible for can
summer affairs very wide powers
to restrict, by Order, the impor-
tation or exportation of goods
of any class or description s from
or to any country (except under
the authority of a licence grant-
ed by the Minister), or .which
may be regulated by~ the follow-
ing Acts:
The Animal Contagious Dis-
eases Act
The Export Control Regu-
lations Act
The Fisheries Resources
(Jurisdiction and Conservation)
Act
The Food Act
The Import Control Regu-
lations
The Plants Protection Act

The Minister may also regu-
late the distribution, purchase
or sale of goods, or any class or
description of goods; provide for
the recall of certain goods that
are dangerous or hazardous to
safety, and the refund by the
vendor of the purchase price
paid (subject to the conditions
of Section 16); and require the
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Qualifications and Experience

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Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies. Fax number: (876) 977-1422 or
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008, PAGE 3B


MBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAM I~AN lawv firm Cal-
lender's &~ Co's annual billings
to the Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) over the 322
years it was retained as coun-
sel averaged $2707,0)00 exclusive
of the retainer, and did not
amount to the $1-$2 million
average alleged by Sir Jack
Hayw~ard.
An affidavit sworn by Arthur
Parris. a Callender's &1 Co part-
ner, in support of fellow attor-
is eekidg toh\eds uali
from representing the late

because of an alleged conflict
of interest, described Sir Jack's
affidavit a~s containing "`a sub-
stantial amotint of inadnussible,
wholly irrelevant and inaccu-
rate material".
The Supreme Court is tomor-
no tsceldulbeod to i sargo-
tion to Sir Jack's attempt to
have Mr Smith disqualified
from acting for the St George
estate because of the alleged
'conflict of interest' created by
'his long representation of the
GBPA as an outside counsel.
Having reviewed Callender's
& Co s files. Mr Parris alleged
that letters and an engagement
sheet showed that the firm was
engaged'by the GBPA on
November 25, 1984, on an
annual retainer that ran from
November 1 to October 31 each
year. This arrangement contin-
ued until 2006, when the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd ownership
dispute erupted over Sir Jack's
claim to own a 6.5 per cent
stake.
Mr Parris alleged: "The
amount of Callende~rs' annual
retailer varied and was period-
ically re-negotiated. Sir Jack
Hayw~ard is incorrect when ie
states that the retainer was
$100,0:00 per year. In fact, I can
c~onf~irml from myv review of the
files that the retainer was ini-
tially $25,000 from 1984 to 1990,
was increased to $50,000 per
year from 1991 to 1997, and
increased to $100,000 a year in
1998, where it remained until
2005.
"Sir Jack Hayward is also
incorrect in stating that Callen-
ders billings to GBPA and its
associated companies averaged
$1 mdhlon to $2 million a year. I
am able to confirm from my
review of the files that over the
22 years during which Callen-
ders was retained, exclusive of
the annual retainer, Callenders'
billings to GBPA and its asso-
ciated companies averaged
$207,000 per year.
"'I should add that billings
were also discounted by negoti-
ation, and that during the last 10
years a standard discount of 15
per cent was applied, making
the average amount paid to my
firm by GBPA and its associat-
ed companies approximately
$162.000 per year. T~Ihat is a fair-
er reflection of the volume of


Group Ltd," Mr Parris alleged.
"The dispute in relation to
which Callenders is retained is
not a dispute between the estate
and GBPA or Port Group Ltd,
byt rather a dispute between
the estate and Sir Jack Hayward
and Seashell.
S"There is no conflict between
the interests of the Estate and
those of GBPA or Port Group
Ltd."


work undertaken by Callenders
for GBP than thebfig rs suck

Hayward." '
Mr Parris alleged that it was
also incorrect of Sir Jack to
describe Callender's & Co as
the GBPA's 'exclusive outside
counsel', saying the correct
description was that Mr Smith
and the firm were instructed
"on a case-by-case basis" to act
for the GBPA and some of its
affiliates.
"I't is also important to
emphasise that GBPA and its
associated companies instructed
a number of other attorneys on
various matters. In particular,
Callenders was not instructed
on anly of the GBPA's com-
mercial matters, such as the sale
of various interests in Freeport
Power Company, Devco,
Freeport Harbour Company,
Carrick Ltd, Leedej Ltd, Sani-
tation Services, Grand Bahama
Airport Company, the contain-
er port or other similar mat-
ters,' Mr Parris alleged.
"These commercial matters
were either dealt with by
GBPA's in-house legal team,
or by other firms of attorneys.
Callenders was never therefore
exclusively retained by GBPA,
as appears to be suggested by
Sir Jack Hayward it was sim-
ply one of a number of firms
which GBPA and its associated
companies instructed."
Mr Parris refuted Sir Jack's
assertion that he and the late
Mr St George referred most
licensees coming into Freeport
to do business with Mr Smith
and Callender's & Co.
"'I am aware from my review
of my firm's files, from my per-
sonal experience and from dis-
cussions with Mr Smith that,
with the exception of Enron and
the Grand Bahama Shipyard
Ltd (referred to Callenders by
Mr St George), no such
licensees were referred to Cal-
lenders as suggested," Mr Parris
replied.
"I should explain the context
in which Callenders worked. As
is well known in the Bahamas,
Mr Smith is very politically


active in defence of human
rights, p rt ch l bynt rlaloon
ernment (whatever its political
complexion), and is also well
known regarding actions chal-
lenging the Government on
licensee rights under the
Hawksbill Creek Agreements.
Because of this, GBPA declined
to instruct Mr Smith or Callen-
ders to undertake commercial
work since such work would
usually involve interaction with
the Government, and the need
to obtain government
approvals."
Mr Parris also pointed out
that other attorneys involved in
the GBPA ownership dispute,
acting for the various defen-
dants, had acted for the Port
and its companies previously.
They included Dupuch &
Turnqluest, who had worked on
the PharmaChem transaction,
and now were acting for the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
holding firm, Interncontinental
Diversified Corporation (IDC).
McKinney. Bancroft &
Hughes. now acting for
Seashells Investments. the vehi-
cle through which the Hayward
family trusts owned their
GBPA stake, had represented
the Grand Bahama Develop-
ment Company (Devco) in the
past, while Sir Jack and ousted
Port chairman, Hannes Babak,
had previously been represent-
ed by Gregory M~oss. He had
also done commercial work for
the GBPA.
Mr P-arris denied Sir Jack's
assertion that Mr Smith and
Callender's &r Co had done
legal work for him personally,
and that they were privy to con-
fidential information on the
business dealings between him-
self and Mr St George.
He also refuted Sir Jack's
claim that he gave Mr Smith
access to his personal files and
documents in April 2005.
"I do not understand the
basis upon which it is suggested
that, by continuing to represent
the estate, Callenders has acted
under a conflict of interest in
relation to GBPA and Port


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TH E WEST INDIES

I: POST OF HEAD, UNIVERSITY
CENTRE, BELIZE SCHOOL OF
CONTINUING STUDIES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of
SHead, University Centre, School of Continuing Studies, UWI, Belize

Reporting to the Director of the School of Continuing Studies who is
based at Mona, Jamaica, the appointee will be expected to administer
the University's operations at the Belize Centre, function as a distance
education site coordinator, develop, promote and implement continuing
education programmes in accordance with university policy and
community needs, promote the creative arts and cultural heritage and
engage in research activities within his/her competence. The appointee
will exercise a leadership role in the community with regard to the
development of adult education, continuing education and related
activities, such as the identification of adult education needs and assisting
in the training and education of educators and community leaders.

The appointee should have:

at least a Master's degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline
and an aptitude for research and publication;

a background in developing and implementing continuing education
programmes;

strong administrative and supervisory skills.

Experience in the tertiary learning sector Iwould be an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to assume duties by March
1, 2008.

Detailed applications giving i) full particulars of qualifications and
experience, date of birth, marital status and nationality; and ii) the names,
titles, mailing and e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers of three
(3) referees should be sent as soon as possible to the Senior Assistant
Registrar (Staff), Office of Administration, The Vice Chancellery,
The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica W.I.;
Fax: 876-977-1422 or e-mail oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm

Further particulars of the post may be obtained from the Office of
Administration or by visiting the web page: www.uwi.edu

Closing date for the receipt of applications February 1, 2008.


HIGGS & JOHNSON
Counsel & Attorneys-at-Law

invites applications for attorneys for our Abaco
office.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3-5 years
experience in Litigation and Real Estate &i
Development, demonstrate an. ability to work
independently and possess a thorough.,working
klaowledge and technical competence in the areas I
mentioned. (Applicants with experience in only
one of the mentioned areas may also apply).

Successful applicants can look forward to
com etitive remuneration and benefits.

Apply in confidence to:

Vacancy
P. O. Bo N-3247
Nassau, Bahamas
or vi a em ail1 at: gbasti an~h iggsj ohnson.com


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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 are opened to candidates with the following qualifications:

A high school diploma is required.
Vocational or technical training in the respective fields or
Tw~o years experience as a cook, food preparer, horisekeeper, or
household assistant.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

SPersons must be able to work shifts and weekends when necessary.
SMust be flexible, a quick learner and adaptable to change.

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

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


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PAGE 48, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008


CONSUMER, from page 2B


I I~IWIIR~


be provided with a temporary
substitute of comparative value
for the consumer's use and
enjoyment, until such time as
the good is replaced, repaired
and returned.
A provider is required to offer
the consumer monetary com-
pensation or such other amount,
as agreed by the consumer and
provider, for returned goods that
may defective. However, accord-
ing to Section 27(2) of the Act,
defective goods returned to the
provider must be in the "condi-
tion purchased, or with minimal
damage from reasonable expo-
sure in the normal course of the
consumer's use of the goods pri-
or to the discovery of the mate-
rial difference between the
goods received and the goods
that the consumer requestedd.
A consumer will not be enti-
tied to a refund if he acquires a
good that is similar or identical
to the one he requested or was
described by the provider, or if
he leaves the place from which
the provider sold the good and
later decides he no longer wants

Electrical Goods
A consumer is entitled to an
exchange of a faulty electrical
good for a new functional good,
free of charge, or a refund of the
amount paid for the good if the
provider is unable to establish
that the good was damaged as a


direct result of the consumer's
actions.

Approved and non-approved
services
A provider of services is only
allowed to provide such services
approved by the consumer, and
is not allowed to request or
require that a consumer sign an
open-ended commitment to pay
for services which, in addition
to those contracted may, in the
provider's opinion, be necessary
or appropriate. If a provider
does provide services not
approved by the consumer, he
will be restricted to only 10 per
cent of the value of the approved
services.
Under Section 29(3), a
provider who offers repair ser-
vices must:
*"Disclose to the consumer
any and all additional related
repairs that he deems necessary
for the consumer to enjoy rea-
sonably long and uninterrupted
use of the repaired good."
*"Obtain a written indemni-
ty for the consumer if the con-
sumer chooses to require the
provider to effect the re com-
mended repairs."
It is important to note that
such businesses must also keep
records stating the following:
Name, address and tele-
phone number of the consumer.
A` reasonably accurate
description of the good to be
repaired (such as an identifica-
tion number or mark)
The replacement Jalue of
the good in its present state, as
agreed with the consumer.
An estimate of the labour
and other costs to be paid by the
consumer in respect of the
repairs.
The date on which the good
was received for repair.


The date on which the good
will be ready for delivery, and a
copy of such information that
will be given to the consumer
before the repairs are com-
menced.

Misleading the public
It is an offence, under the Act,
for any person in the course of a
trade or business to engage in
conduct that is likely to mislead
the public as to the nature, stan-
dard, manufacture, suitability or
quality of the goods or services
being offered. Any person who
makes a false or misleading rep-
resentation with respect to the
price of any goods or services,
the need for such goods and ser-
vices,,their condition, warranty,
right, or remedy, or the place of
origmn of goods, also comnuts an
offence under the Act.

Non-delivery of goods
or services
Section 34 of the A4ct states
that a provider will be deemed
to have acted in a ~fraudubitt
manner and is liable to be pros-
ecuted if they have contracted
to provide goods or services pur-
suant to a contract, and received
a deposit in cash or in kind, but
on the contracted delivery date
fail to deliver these goods or ser-
vices without reasonable excuse.
This also applies if the provider
is unable to show the reasonably
advanced stage of the produc-
tion.

Advertising .
Any person, in the course of
trade, who advertises goods and
services at a specified price, but
does not intend to offer such
goods and services, or has rea-
sonable grounds for believing he
can supply such goods and ser-
vices at the specified price with-


in a reasonable period or at a
reasonable quantity, having
regard to the nature of the mar-
ket, commits an offence under
the Act. It should also be noted
that an advertised delivery date
for new, used or repaired goods
will form part of the contractual
agreement between the provider
and consumer. Where the
provider fails to meet the adver-
tised delivery date, then he is
required to refund to the con-
sumer all monies paid for the
goods. This is in addition to an
amount equal to 10 per cent of
the amount deposited each week
that the goods are not delivered,
commencing after a period of
not more than 14 days after the
advertised delivery date.
Likewise, any person who
does not intend to supply the
goods or services; or intends to
supply goods or services in
respect of which the payment is
demanded or accepted; or does
not have reasonable grounds to
believe that the goods or ser-
vices will be supplied within any
specified period; cannot demand
or accept payment for goods or
services.

Exclusion of liability
for breach of contract
No party to a contract is
allowed, under Section 41 of the
Act, to exclude or restrict his lia-
bility, in respect of a breach that
is made by him, claim to be enti-
tied to render a contractual per-
formance substantially different
from that which was reasonably
expected of him, or not perform,
in whole or in part, of his con-
tractual obligation.
Liability for loss or damage
from defective goods, or negli-
gence of the manufacturer, can-
not be excluded or restricted by
reference to any contract term or
notice contained in, or operating
by reference, to a guarantee of
goods.

Aetsee tive Dispute
A clause that provides for the
parties to attempt to settle their
t ageeents h ough omed
sion, before taking the matter to
court, must be mecluded mn any
written contract between a con-
sumer and a provider.
@ 2007. Tyrone L. E. Fitzger-
aid. All rights reserved. NB: The
information contained in this
aril dos snot cons itte nor ks
Persons reading this article
and/or column, generally, are
encouraged to seek the relevant
legal advice and assistance
regarding issues that may affect
them and may relate to the
information presented.
Should you have any com-
ments or enquiries regarding the
content of this article, you may
contact Mr Fitzgerald at Suite
212, Lagoon Court Building,
Olde Towne Mall at Sandyport,
west Bay st., e. O Bo. n CB
11173, Nassau, Bahamas or at
info~tlefitzgeraldgroup.om and
website: www.tlefitzgerald-
group~com


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Examination for


students wishing to enter Grade
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September, 2008 will be given
Friday, January 25th, 2008


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MOrtgage Specialist
The successful candidate should possess the following
qualifications:
* ACIB or ABIFS degree in Banking or a related field
would be an asset
* 5 or more years banking experience
* Previous experience mn portfolio and liability
administration would be an asset

Key Skills:
* Negotiating/selling
* Strong leadership and coaching
* Relationship building
* Impact & influence
* Ability to manage multiple priorities
* Demonstrated written and verbal communications
* Microsoft Office Proficiency
* Ability to make sound credit analysis
Responsibilities include:
* Contributing to meeting team sales plans by
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* Providing customized solutions and financial advice
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obtammng a mortgage
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* Successfully anchoring clients with the appropriate
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A competitive compensation package (base salary &
bonus) will be commensurate with relevant experience
and qualifications.
Please apply before January 17, 2008 to:
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Human Resources
Caribbean Banking
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Bahamas Regional Office
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MBy CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
SUPERCLUBS Breezes has
no further expansion plans
because it has no room left at its
existing Cable Beach location,
with the resort currently in the
middle of a $10 million upgrade
that shotild be completed by
2009.
Tom Anderson, Breezes'
executive vice-president sales
and marketing, told The Tri-
bune t tm 71cettehde renovations
chain had no further expansion
plans for its Bahamas proper-
t. 'Really we don't have the
SuperClubs Breezes Bahamas
is mn the midst of completing a
$1 io-','er "iadeo mhich
dations. These will feature
brand new offerings such as
mahogany furnishings, plasma
screen TVs, electronic safety
deposit boxes, remodelled bath-
rooms and sound-proofed slid-
ing balcony doors. Additionally,
the popular Pastafari Resturant
was also refrubished.
The West Wing was complet-
ed before the end of 2007, and
the renovations to the smaller
east wing are expected to begin
later this year and be finished
by 2009.
Mr Anderson said Baha
Mar's proposed $2.4 billion
transformation of the Cable
Beach strip should not have any
negative impact on Superclubs
Breezes Bahamas, as the multi-
billion dollar mega-resort pro-
ject-would primarily be cater-
ing to a different clasStof tris-
tors.



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a Store Manager. You must be able to
make monthly sales target, supervise
staff, implement a marketing strategy.
and manage all operations of the store,
The successful candidate must have
retail experience, be computer liter-
ate and have the ability to complete
timely projects. Applicants should
submit a resume, passport, picture,
and a valid police record to:

The Manager's Position
P.O. Box N-8929






Over 25 years old
Must be honest,
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customer service
oriented.
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He told Tribune Business
that the operators scheduled for
Baha Mar, such as the W hotel
brand, Starwood and Caesars
Entertainment, all cater to a
higher-priced clientele.
"I think that remains true
with Baha Mar and the new
Ritz-Carlton. The bar has been
set by Atlantis, which I don't
think would affect us. Now, if
they are talking about adding
another Sheraton-type proper-
ty, then that would be differ-
ent," Mr Anderson said
The ,renovations at the
Breezes resort in Nassau is part


of the overall enhancments
being made to all Super Clubs
Breezes properties.
In a recent press release, John
Issa, Super Clubs executive
director, said: "Our enhanced
Breezes experience reflects our
year-long commitment to ele-
vate our Breezes resorts to a
higher plane... while remaining
true to our brand promise of
affordable escapes without com-
promising on quality."
The company is also working
to rejuvenate its website, and is
conducting a branding exercise,
to determine just how best, to


market the company's unique
five propertes: Grand Lmndo,
Resorts and Spas, Breezes
Resorts, Hedonism Resorts and
the affiliates Starfish Resorts
and Roomls.


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recruitment and administrallon of Employee Benefits Programme.

Education, Knowledge and Experienice Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree In human resources mlanlagement or one of the behavioral
sciences from a recognized tertiary institution.

HR Certification desirable.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes applications.

Strong human relations and oral and written communication skills.

Sound knowledge of training needs analysis techniques.

Demonstrated knowledge of design, development and evaluation of training
programmes.

Comprehensive knowledge of employment law.

Excellent organizational skills

High Level of accuracy, integrity and confidentiality.

Three (3) years experience in a Human Resources environment.

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fax: 242-361-3424, attentrionl: -I~lunma Resources Department


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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 Vice President, Human Resources, will be responsible for providing creative
vision, inspired leadership, 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 Tale~nt 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 lead and manage change within a strategic framework;
* An experienced professional, capable of consulting and advising on talent-related 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
* A sensitive and decisive individual, capable of ensuring fair and just outcomes;
* A talented negotiator focused on building strong and effective labour relations;
* 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:
4 A Cover letter
+ The College of The Bahamas' Application Form
+ 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 The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinciana Drive
R O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

Email : hrapply @cob.edu.bs

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: '

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

Alumni Relations
1. Participates in the development of short and long range strategic planning activities to realize
alumni engagement goals and objectives.
2. Develops and oversee the implementation of the College/Ulniversity Alumni Relations Programme .
including alumni events, alumni publications, alumni communications, alumni events calendar, I
alumni special projects and the annual fund. :
3. Provides strategic guidance and counsel to the College/University Alumni Association on the development '
and delivery of its programs and integration with the College/University Alumni Relations Programme.
4. Oversees the successful execution of key alumni events, receptions, homecoming and reunion class
programs which builds loyalty and promotes the College in the lives of its graduates. Logistical support for
events is provided through the Office of Communication.
5. Engages senior management in furthering the advancement of alumni relations goals and assists in educating
faculty and staff in respect of the roles they can play supporting alumni and development generally.
6. Maintains a lost alumni tracking programme to re-engage alumni with The College,
7. Develops and keep current the College's web presence and web, print and email communications to alumni. '
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
Alumni Magazine.
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
Th!e College's profile within key constituencies,

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

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

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

2. DIRECTOR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

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

The Director will have the following Primary Responsibilities:
* Marketing the PAC to internal and externlal 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 ticketmng and cash
collection, providing PAC support staff for events including security and traffic/parking control.
* Operation of the PAC concession stand
Maintenance of the PAC .
* Coordinating the use of the gallery space for art exhibits
*Maintenance of records and files pertamning 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

THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES AND CULTURES INSTITUTE THE COLLEGE
EVENTS CALENDER 2007-2008 BY L. MOSS
DATE EVENT LECTURERS /PARTIC
~January 19 DRUMFEST A drum summit regrouping Video of Montreal TAM TAM JA
Saturdaymembers from all the Junkanoo teams Junkanoo practioneers are cordiall
January 30" JUJNKANOO ART designing and pasting Presentation and demonstration by
Wednesday costumes WORKSHOP slide show by I. Moss
February 7 PANEL DISCUSSION: Tourism and Panel members from Tourism, Im
Thunsday ILanguag'es and private tourism businesses
February 19 FRENCH FILM ASTERIX Presentation on Roman history bac
Tuesday Professor Stephen B. Aranha
March 14 FRENCH FOLK SONG EVENINGi Slide show by I. Moss, F. Leger or
Friday Mereus on vocals and other music
March 21 Fri VICTOR HUGO Beyond LES MIZ Lecture and slide show by I. Moss
Arl10 HAITIAN FILM Slide presentation: Leger, SCCA
April 16 AN EVENING OF BAHAMIAN MUSIC Slide show on Bahamian Musiciar
FridayGuests: The DICEY-DO SINGERS Entertainers by I. Moss
May 6 MAIFEST Slide Show by I.Moss; participation
Tuesa eaers in Nassau & ILCI student
May 23 CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENING Piano solos by I.Moss; Cello / pial
Friday i Peloquin & I.Moss; guests < Bah.e


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


Qualema ededg ee in Fine Arts with 5 years of experience in the management and operation of a
Performing Arts Centre is preferred.
Masters degree with 8-10 years direct experience in the management and operation of a Performing
Arts Centre is acceptable.
Exceptional inter-personal relationship skills are required
*Innovative problem solymng and management skills are expected
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)

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

Roles
The ADCL is required to have extensive cooperative and collaborative relationships with faculty, students, staff,
the general public and with professionals in peer organizations. The ADCL is expected to represent the
College/University in ii 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 in planning and managing budget for student clubs and organizations
Assist in identifying survey instruments used in the field of higher education that help in monitoring
and evaluating the status of student satisfaction; determining student expectations; student experience
and other such instruments
To assist in the establishment and anticulation of and monitoring of standards of practice of
Fraternities and Sororities on College Campus
Assist in coordinating Dorm activities and programs
Coordinate liaisons with in the college/university and internal community service activities (i.e.
Outreach to adult learners etc.)
Develop the competencies to use the program planning mechanism of the Log Frame, and conduct
focus groups as a means of putting in place a coordinate system of intervention and monitoring
and evaluation Campus Life initiatives

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 Life, (DCL) and
Assistant Director of Campus 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 in the community,
and will help to facilitate initiatives that the community needs in order to facilitate growth and development of all
campus stakeholders Although, the student population will be the first and foremost focus of attention, the CLO
is expected to operate using and ecological perspective that acknowledges that quality of life of the students is
dependent on the quality of life of faculty, staff, and administrators alike.

Dudies

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,
as well as recreation activities in partnership with the wellness centre, and the honours program.
8) Help to facilitate campus life support groups and personal growth groups etc.
9) Help coordinate life skills training workshops and seminars


Qualigiations
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) in 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

Hualifi (1 -ns
The Camu sL ne assistant should have an associate degree in Higher education/Education/ Psychology/ Sociology
or related fields. Candidates should
C/UNIVERSITY OF THE RAHAMAS have basic woni processing skills and should be articulate
and able to substitute for the campus life officer in
presentations to the community as it relates to marketing
1IPANTS VENUE the department and making presentations on student
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invited 2 PM presentations, debates, and other related initiatives is
,'Henry Moss Jr.; Munnings Room 2 necessary.
6-8 Salary Scale: $18,100 $27,100


Please visit our website at for more information about
The College and to access The College's Employment
Application Form.


Comprehensive Resume and up-to-date transcripts,
arlon~g with three wuork references no bclater tha auaryr
25, 200 to:
Thre Disyctor, Human Resowstes
The College of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, N. 2,
The Bahamas

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(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue)
ELEUTH ERA

AII that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements, in the settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62,
comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 12 year old single storney home
comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front
room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and
laundry room,' with a total living area of
approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage, and front entrance
with a total sql. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed.
The property is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.
Appraisal: $235,638.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of
Lower Bogue.


KENN~EDY SUBDIVISION
I dgB (NASSAU)

i I' Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single
135 story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living
;c~r room, dining area, family room, kitchen, study,
laundry and an entry porch.

~~-::."" "C l Appraisal: $188,406.00

Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the
left, thenl tak with garage.


Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot. the property is lot No. B and is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as
Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the,south eastern district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is zonled multi family.
Appraisal: $146,000.00
Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is th 2ndtl to Inst property on th~e left hand side of the road near the pond.

Rainbow Stibdivision Lodt No. 3, Blocke 27

All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, blocked 27, section b, of Rainbow Subdivisionl with residential zoning. This property is bounded about
103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02 ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft Wiest. All utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $37, 440.00
BLACKWOOD, ABACO4

All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best ulse. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of
surrounding properties within the community. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low
brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the ar~ea. The pr~operty is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under
normal conditions.
APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property~ is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blacktwood, Abaco. Th-e property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investmnent L~td., thlis is a single family zoninlg and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses
a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not beenl poured~ ~ ~ as yet.1h foull~ndionl is 2.511 sq. ft. Lot #120 situated 1.5 miles east wardly
of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.
Appraisal: $41,275.00


.~L.OT NO. #7, BOILING
HOLE SUBDIVISION

M AllI that piece parcel or lot of land and
~~inprovements situat ed on the Isand of
Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour,
comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling
Hole Subdivision and comprising of
approximately 10,000 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 17 years old duplex with
each unit consisting of 2-bedrooms; 1
bathroom, frontroom, diningroom and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20
sq. ft. and covered porch area of approximately 1164.70 sq. ft. this duplex was built in
accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable
to the Ministry Of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could
be rented at $800.00 per month. The land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees, but
needs some manicuring.
APPRAISAL: $153,521.00


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Appraisal: $245,237.00

Traveling east on yamacraw hill road take the third corner right. with sign for st andrews
beach estates, then take first left, then first right, the subject property is the 2nd properly
on the left side painted beige trimmed orange.


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447 LOT NO. 1490
'r GOLDEN
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~P~~S~ill SECTION 2

'A' All that lot of land having
-an area of 6,000 sq. ft.
being lot no. 1490 of the
subdivision known and
designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New
Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yer old single family residence consisting
of approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living,
dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level, however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy~rainy periods of the year. The
grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is
enclosed on one side wthi a 5 foot chain linked fencing and a low cement block wall to the front.
Appraisal: $162,400.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the, service road opposite Bahamas Faith
Ministries Complex, then first left again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the
6th house left painted green trimmed white.


Investment Opportunity Must
Sell Lot No. 217 Pinewood
~Gardens Subdivision

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft,
being Lot No. 217 of the Subdivision known as
Pinewood Gardens, the said subdivision situated
in the Southern District of New Providence
Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single
family residence consisting of 992 sq. ft of
enclosed living space with 3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive way and
walk way. The land is on a grade and level and appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow
the possibility of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.

Appraisal: $127,988.00

Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light then turn
right into Kennedy Subdivision, go all the way to T-juncltion, turn right then first left then right
again toward Mount Tabor Church building, after passing Mount Tabor take first left sapodillaa blyd),
the subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green, with green and
white door-


Lot No. 130, St. Andrews
Beach Estates

All that lot of land having an area of 8,100
sq ft, being lot no. 130, of the subdivision
known and designated as st. andrews beach
estates, the said subdivision situated in the
eastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. located on the subject property
is a structure comprising of anapproximately
12yr old duplex.


-- Lot No. 3 Yamacraw
-- Beach Estates
AII that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq
ft, being lot no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates;
in the said subdivision situated in the eastern
district of New Providence Bahamas. Located
on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
~building comprising of 3 units with two 2-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living, dining, kitchen
apartments unit and one unit being used as a
barber and beauty salon. the land is on a grade
and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of
flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.

ApCpraisal: $313,01 6.00
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington
Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted white
trimmed brown.


Lot No. 1056 Pinewood
Gardens Subdivision

-5~i All that lot of land having an area of 5,000
sq ft, being lot no. 1056 of the subdivision
known as Pinewood Gardens, the said
subdivision situated in the southern district
of New providence Bahamas. Located on
thiss property is a structure comprising of
---. .an approximately 10 yr old single family
residence consisting of approximately 1,205
sq.; ft o~f enclosed living space with~ 3-
bedrooms with closets, 2-bathroom, linen closet, living, dining rooms, kitchen and
covered front porch. the land is slightly elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding.
the grounds ar~e fairly kd~pt.

Appraisal: $144,977.00
Traveling south on East Street to Sapodilla Boulevard, turn right at thatch Palm Street,
turni left onto Rosewood Street, the subject property is the second on the right hand
side painted blue trimmed white.












IINVESTMENTE OPORUNT


SANDYPORT Appraisal: $300,000,00
All that lot of land having an area of 9,626 sqluare feet, being lot number 40,
of the subdivision known as SandyPort, altuate in the, Western District of
New Providence. The property is irregular in shape, is on a level grade and
zoned as single family residential. An electrical connection outlet is located
near the property. The property is located on Sandy Port Drive just on the
bend before Governor's Cay on the Southern Side of the road.


All that lot of land having an area of
6,794 square feet, of the subdivision
~Raa~known as Vista Marina, situate in the
Western District of Nlew Providence.
The property is on a level grade and
il~i~"%,zoned as single family residential.
Located on the subject property is a 7-
year-old single family two storey
residence consisting of approximately
2,756 square feet of enclosed living space. The ground floor comprises one
bathroom, laundry room, dining room, sunken living room, family room,
kitchen, entrance and rear porch., The first floor comprises three bedrooms,
two bathrooms, and a balcony overlooking the ocean. The Master Bedroom is
very large and features a walk in cedar lined closet. Windows are double
glazed~ hurricane impact. Ventilation is by central air-conditioning and ceiling
fans. There is also a swimming pool.
Directions: Take West Bay Street heading West to Go Slow Bend, continue
West just before reaching the Moorings, subject is located on the left hand
side of West Bay Street.




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


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

LINCOLN GREEN, CANEBY CLOSE Appraisal: $38,500.00
Unit 5, Block 17, Lot #l48 Single family residence, Clearwater Close.
Located on fresh watter canal. Approximately 17,404 sq. ft.

LOT No. 3'7 BLOCK 33
CHURCHILL COURT, BAHAMIA MARINA
& BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT,


sal: $ 112,1 05.00


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THURSDAY,JANUARY 17, 2008, PAGE 98


THE TRIBUNE


FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMIINIUMW Appraisal: $73,000.00


Apartment 402, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Lot 4, Block GN, Edward Birch Curt, Bahamian North
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LOT 1188 SCOTT AVE, EAST SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMVA Appraisal: $1I40,000.00
The subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on this
, : ~property is a single story
"' single family dwelling of
2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
e I.-sunken living room with
fireplace and chimney,a
; t; idinng area, amiul service
r...1.:i Gadjoining laundry and -
storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
auxiliary bedrooms wsth closets and a master bedroom with walk-mn
closet and private bathroom.


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Appraisal: $930,000.00
All that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 117 of the
Subdivision known as
West~ridge [tstatesb Addition.
Slituate in the Western District
on the island of New
Provideance.
Locatedl on the subject
property is a newly
constructed single? story


structure comprismng 6,000
feet of living space with a three Car Garage.
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator
room-
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into
Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the road.
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LOT #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $383,855.00
All that lot of land having an area of~,~ sur et in o 8 l cpLh
#27 of the subdivision known as Venice 'F" S
Bay Annex, situate in the Wesstern
District of New Providence. The -
property is on a level grade and zoned
as multi family residential. Located on
the subject property is a cluster ofEk:
buildings comprising a completed unit r
at the front of the property, a middle ..a84
section consisting two town houses --
about 80% completed and designated
units 3 and 4 and is the subject of this appraisal. This section has a square
footage of approximately 2,490 square feet and a porch of 200 square feet-
Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading West, turn onto Bacardi Road
heading South. Proceed past Millers Pond. Just before reaching Bacardii, turn
Right onto paved road just past the pond. Subject is located on the Right
hand side of the road.


Appraisal: $1 08,000.00


property is 89 x 100 ft and
angular in shape. The land
elevated approximately 15
oxmtl to ft abve de
1. Located on this property
atwenty-year-old three
room, two bathroom,
g, dining, kitchen and
dry .room house. The
cture requires much
htion.


spraisal: $1 70,000.00


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Appraisal $686,374.40


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Trapezium shaped lot 35
ft. above sea level
gct tr ein t,00 s.1f
dupe ,od 2sibnede stboreh
kitchen, livmng/dinmng
area and porch. (Building
is in need of repairs).


,praisal: $673,075.00


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t.,& I gI..A4 -SAT6IMan, LOTS 1 29 & 1 30
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION
SThe subject property is located
~B~:on Kingway Road and is
Developed with an area of
:-~20,000 square feet. Situated
IE thereon is a residence
I. comprised of 3,64r5 square feet
of living accommodations,
. inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2
p baths, with laundry and utility
spaces and a two bedroom one
bathguest cottage of 600
square feet. The property as
fenced with white picket fencing and has a Gazebo at the highest portion
of the property.


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


Appraisal: $38,000.00


NORTH PALMETTO POINT ELEUTHERA


Appraisal: $134,822.00


Alp that ice p rce er lott eflan sanod
the Settlement of North Palmetto Point,
on the Island of Eleruthera. The total
:-1 ,~ .~areal is approximately 8,118B square feet.
Situated on the property is a 26-year-old
building, compriising approximately
1,2L63 square feet of enclosed living
space and a basement area of 144
square feet. Three bedrooms, two
Bathrooms, living room, dining room,
kitchen, utility room, and beauty parlour
(an additional 480 square feet).


GRAND BAHAMA


Appraisal: $337,000.00


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All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. heing lot No. 37 of the
subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Mllarina and Bahamia Section 4
Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a structure
comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers approximately (3,058)
square feet. Asiartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroom with private
Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining room, full service kitchen, a
laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen and storage closet. The
property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated chain-link fence runs along
the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot wall, with 5 foot pillars at
front with electronic gate,


PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETrTO POINT
ELEUTHERA Apprai


All that piece, parcel or lot of land 2,743 feet East of the junction of the
Palmetto Point road and main Eleuthera Highway contammig 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-year-old single storey concrete structure of
approximately 832 square feet of enclosed floor space inclusive of shop
space and rest room facilities.


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VISTA: MARINA


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said of the Bahainas.
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a fast and unsustainable pace
in the past three years. Restraint
in this area would create room
for much-needed infrastructure
spending."
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underlined that revenue increas-
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administration to cover
increased spending. Since the
2002-02003 fiscal year, the IMF
said revenues had increased by
a sum equivalent to 4.5 per cent
of GDP, reaching 21.5 per cent
of GDP through increased
import duties and more efficient
tax collection.
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duty exemptialns,;l an amountI1
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granted in fiscal yea~r 200(5-2000!r.
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in the form of customs, stampl
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projects being proposed by thle
private sector suggests thalt the
existing level of concessions
may be overly generous," the
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favour imports over domestic
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vices. The authorities agreed,
and are reviewing the statluto~ry
import duty exemptions andlt tax
concessions granted under the
Hotels Encouragement Act and
other legislation.
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negotiations with promoters,
they will try to limit the scope of
the entitlements to pure hotel
projects, excluding the second-
home and other real estate tylpe
developments that are not
specifically covered undler the:
concessions law."
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reviewing Heads of Agreements
and investment deals str-uck by
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NOTI E
NOTICE is hereby given that MAXON JEAN of HIGH VISTA.
OF: THE EAST ERN ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registrationinaturalization as a citizen of The Bahamnas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
anld signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from
til 17TH da of Ja (zre, s00 tp~o xhe minister respN n: b
Ba~hamas


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DRCTO00 E R OF NFO MATI N ICIRI R EN LOGDH g
A prominent Bahamian company that operates a riumber of well known international
fast food and fine dining franchises, each having multiple locations, wishes to .
acquire the services of a Director of Information Technology. The Group is looking to
expand its information Technology department to keep abreast of its rapid expan.
sion. This position is at a senior management level and reports to the Vice Preasident
and Mf~naging Director of the group.


Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Information Management or Computer Science from an
accredited university
Microofti Ceritifcations in network & systerns engineering and database
adlministration will be a significant plus
A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar senior level of management
responsibility and experience in information management systems, local area
comp~uter networks, telephone systems, video and data communications,
internet and intranet systems
A proven ability to manage and motivate an IT department is essential
*Strong leadership and management skills are essential
Excellen~t written and oral communication skills are a fundamental requirement
for this position
A thorough knowledge of food and beverage operations is required
*A thoroutgh knowledge of a high end point of sale system, preferably Micros, is
necessary. This.knowleadge should include menu design and report writing



Responsibilities will include:
* Conceptualizes, evaluates and implements information technology strategies,
plans and priorities for a comprehensive group wide information technology
*.Diecs he development and implemnentation of policies, procedures and
programs that support the coordination and growth of progressive, efficient and
cost effective information services to the group
* Training and leadership of the i`T staff through coaching and facilitating
employees working in a tearn environment
* Integration of the group's financial, point of sale, menu engineering and CCTV
systems software Into a comprehensive and efficient unit which will provide
management with vital data in a timely manner
* Evaluation of the group's disaster recovery plan



A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate

Applicants should submit resumes to
Human Resorces Department
P.O. Box N-4942
Nassau, Bahamas
`Email: htumarktesoure~9es retaurarntsbs.com





-THE UNIVERSITY OF

i.-;~~B THE WEST INDIES


BURSARSA, OPEN CAMPUS

The University of the West Indies is embarking on the implementation if its
Strategic Plan 2007-2012 and one of the major strategic objectives is the
establishment of an Open Campus to service primarily the UWI-12 and other
underserved constituents. It is against this background that applications are
invited for the post of Bursar of the University of the: West Indies Open Campus.

The ideal candidate will:

have a University degree,
be a member of a recognized professional body of Accountants,
have wide experience preferably in a University, of budgetary control,
marginal costing, and the application of modern accounting techniques, and
have acquaintance with financial control within an online environment.

Special responsibilities for the position include prooviding leadership with
respect to:

accounting and financial work of the Open Campus.
management, supervision and control of the Open Campus finances;
work with the University Bursar to prepare annual and biennial estimates,
quarterly financial reports and annual accounts, within the Financial Code
of the University;
diversification of income to the Open Campus
supervision of the accounting offices of the Open Campus sites
Other key personal attributes for the position include:

Leadership skills in a distributed environment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Familiarity with relevant law throughout the English-speaking Caribbean'

Send detailed applications giving (i) full particulars of qualifications and
experience, (ii) biodata, as well as (iii) the names, titles, mailing and e-mail
addresses, fax and telephone numbers of 3 referees (one of whom should be
~ftom your present organizations) as soon as possible to the University Registrar,
Office of Administration, The Vice-Chancellery, The University of the West
Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies. Fax number: (876) 977-
1422 or email: oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm.

The application forms and further particulars of thle post and full details of the
remuneration package may be obtained from the UW1 Website at
http://www.uwi.edu/jobs or from the Office of Administration by contacting
us on Telephone (876) 977-2407; or email oadmin@,uwimona.edu.jm.


Applicants are advised to request their referees to send references under
CONFIDENTIAL cover directly to the University Registrar without waiting to
be contacted by the University.

Losing date for receipt of application js Janna ~y 25, 2008.


BRI $TOL

WVIN1ES &; SPIRITS

.Career Opportumzty for




JOB SUMMARY:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Process purchase orders for all shipments and consolidate when
necessary
Update shipping 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 recor-ds for the bonded
warehouse
Oversee efficient movement of documents
Maintain filing system for all documentation
Arrange truckage with warehouse for pickups
*Liaise with freight forwlardinlg companies on car~go space, shipments
and deliveries
Communicate 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 Wor~d, Excel and Access
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 pr-ovided

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

fax: 242-361-3424, attention: Human Resources Department


THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


Wireline operations, Mr
Williams added, produced a
10.7 per cent increase in rev-
enues to $90.6 million, due
chiefly to monthly line rental
adjustments.
Due to increased competi-
tion, both of the legal (IndiGo
SNetworks) and illegal (Skype
and Vonage Voice over Inter-
net Protocol technologies) vari-


ety, Mr Williams said fixed-line
long distance revenues fell by
21 per cent or $7.4 million com-
pared to 2005, a trend he
expected to continue.
Subscriber numbers for
BTC's DSL Broadband Inter-
net services rose by 888 or 6.5
per cent to 14,477 in 2006, with
revenues up 1.8 per cent to $5.8
million.
Ivir Wiliams admitted: "The
slow'!rate of growth in this ser-
vice il due primarily to compe-
titionj" Its chief competitor is
Cable Bahamas.
Looking to the future, BTC is
currently soliciting proposals
from financial institutions as it
bids to btain $55 million in
financing for its Next Genera-
tion Network.
Progress was also made in
2006 on re lucing the deficit in
BTC's pennion plan. The value
of unfunded obligations, which
means the extent to which actu-
arial estimiate4 indicate the pen-
sion plan's liabilities or future
projected payrqents to pension-
ers exceed its assets, fell by 19.2
per cent, dripping from
$104.766 million the previous
2.5- it !:.683e sili
lion during 200i to reach
$165.46 million, although they
remained some wayshort of the
$250.143 million valuation
placed on the phtn's obligations.
Doubtful accounts receiv-
ables increased onl! slightly
during 2006, growing fom $77.9
' million at year-end2005 to
$78.8 million at year-aid 2006.
Some $67.4 million had been
provided for through i provi-
sion in the doubtful adounts,
the remaining $11.4 million bal-
ance being an amount BTC
feels it can recover fromsecuri-
ty deposits it holds.


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as the Government is the sole
100 per ceilt shareholder.
Elsewhere, BTC saw its total
number of fixed-line voice sub-
scribers increase by 4,072 or 3.1
per cent, indicative of the "slow-
ing trend" for the company's
traditional services in what is a
mature market.


Pza Cok



Short Or der Cooks



MUSt be culinary minded and able
to work to high levels of
Sanitation with a great work ethic
and must be able to pav J
ATTENTIONIN TO DETAIL"



Resume and references can
be faxed to : 327-0966





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Established Bahamian Company in
Construction, Service ahd Retail

Is looking to hire an energetic and ambitious
Bahamian person as


MANAGER

Salary plus incentive scheme.
Also possible share purchase option.

Replies in writing with Resume to
"MANAGER"', P.O. Box CB-l l541


workshop
AN assistant dealer at BSI
Overseas (Bahamas) has com-
pleted the Series 7 workshop
held by the Nassau-based
Securities Training Institute
(S silia Mavros (top left)
with Nicola Guscetti, BSI
Overseas (Bahamas) manag-
i dree or. ThenTallprov de
industry pr fessionl snuthe
(CSC), Series 6 and Series 7
examinations, plus one-day
seminars on legal and compli-
ance issues.


LIMITED will be held on

Friday, January 25, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. in the Wedgwood
Room of the Bnitish Colomial

Hilton Hotel, Bay Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.



Laura A. Williams
Corporate Secretary
December 14, 2007


BRISTOL
WI~INES &r SPIRITS
Career Opportunity for
WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS
MANAGER (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 workers 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, an~d 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 Resources Department


THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


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19 Bank of The Bahamas
LIMI7TEDr



NlOTICE

TO SHAREHOLDERS



The An n ual Ge n eralI


the


Meeting


BSI

RSSIStant

dealer

finisheS


Shareholders of BANK


OF


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ii ~ ITighten credit growth policyv


BRISK $ OL

WINES &t SPIRITS


Career Opportunity for


FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

JOB SUMMARY:

Provide leadership and coordination of all accounting and financial functions of
the company. Establish, interpret and analyze all accounting records of financial
statements. These may include general accounting, costing or budget data.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Direct the day-to-day leadership and management of the Accounts
Department, effectively interacting with and motivating team members
Implement and maintain an effective cash flow management, account
receivables and payables system
Design and establish effective financial controls and procedures to produce
accurate financial statements and recoal keeping consistent with International
Financial Reporting Standards
Formulate work measures to maximize efficiency and cost savings
Momitor expenditures to ensure company remains within budget
Prepare annual financial forecasts, operational and capital budgets
Ensure records for internal and external audits are prepared and maintained
Report on financial analysis of all areas of the company and consult with
the Vice Presidents and President on results
Participate in management meetings
*Maintain good working relationship with all departments
Perform other management functions as required

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field
Experience in senior-level finance or accounting position
Professional accounting designation: ACCA, CA or CPA or equivalent
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and a major accounting software
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 Resources Department






Notice

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 General 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 Charted Accountant with membership in good
standing with the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Interested persons shookI apply no later than 18th January, 2008 to:

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


VI RTULSE D~ar1c eAca cle ry
Still regi tS8oring dancocrs aged 3 8 up
O otv,-crrrictrn i~t~nctuaesn L ms, mtciray, anal a
colktINEn OU onn1 sur ILCh teChswlintres as:.iazz1, m)odern,
ethstic, brasiegynettastics, stretch.~r, Moy con~di~tiowning
and chtoreorapmL hy; all withl a CHIRIST+IAN EM\PHA~SIS
Our stasdents are exandnedrrr F, awrtarded~ assudally ~y
4,,e nnmricanr acnendy or sonsl or New York.








Enroll now.Pa ar tars preparz youtr prmsda-cn rc to
it****ratio < armnly 51o> is ene with ths nd
Locat d Mourtrosce rve, verl. 3X(o-Noz




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMIPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

FRANCO LEASE SIX LIMITED

Notice is herchy givenl tlun inl accordan~u ce w\idl Sectionl 138 (8)
of` the Intenta~tiotual B~usiness ( companies Act, (NoA5.- of 20100),
the D~issolutionl of F~RANCO LEA~; SE SIX LIMITED~1 has been
completed, a (crrtificatec ofI D~issolutrionl has beecn issuedl andc he
Company has Illerecfore beenl struck off the Reg~ister. t hle date
of completionl of the dissolu~io on wa~s I)e~embel r 27, 2,007.



/ *~Z.liiTdt
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THE TRIBUNtT


PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008


monetary instrunrl-als in II 0 r
trol credit gro~wti.
TIhis, the Fund~t srilpe- ']
agement andt ''irlrl"l: I
nomic ef'ficienlcy ;Ind~ a`"' 'i
tiveness, by co~ntribrutinl I be1~
development ofr rdonel I. n
tal markets and inllii!!:e Ilr
efficiency of the :!l!ine!) ~:I
credit .
The Article IV se[(;ln 1( I I
that the Central Ba(nk1; 11 hei~
Government hiad s e!~nl\ 1 on'
to explore op~eni 1,onI: 1\e
operations to mlai~lls :n
chase of governinenl I ~~
stock by th~e Not icsl~ !I a :
Board (NI1B).

CTCtilon Of a Scc~lthil 1 :;;.~
foT gOVerment scc~fll 1'1'
ening t I 8 13Rl110;;r HO~lil,
markets, whiile ~l ice ~;i:
would imnPro)ve I'ne.; n L
credit allocation.

Bahamian comon cicial beiri r ig!
sector had "cxperienicdi b!.lly
growth rates since 2n)'!" thl
the system's totalt ands!;s!~ `
ing from 109, per cLent t(: '. a
cent of gross domestic r 1~
(GDP) in 2006,.
"Profitability aInd c:,lll;;-
quacy have implo\ edc.::1;! ~
to titoo ion hC !.I]V
declined," the lIMEt \rc~ 1L
report found.
commenting on! aii n\c.
ing cu rnt aciui on i '
by construction-relat eli~l~~ Is
required for foreignl ei:tc
investment projects.
Stripping this cons~tr a~~il
component out, thle I~MI anld
that while the actual current
account deficit g.rcl t re nn 5
per cent of GDP' in .'rn: iOn 8
ing deficit only grew 0 1!!1 8.5
cent of GDP.
The IMIF added htl 11;( lh i:
ernment was proj~ctinig thei 111
current account cad;r; askilt

in tourism. incrense:: a i
and financial sect: :!l n a
w iothl off sel -the ;; ~ I .i
Imports.


IMI warned, nalding that the
IWhamanis "slou~ld try to acco-
niiulate reserves now by mod-
erating tle growth of credit......
"'A higher level of foreign
reserves would provide a buffer
against the present downside
risks in the global economy,
such as the credit crunch, a
weaker current account from
the smaller-than-projected
tourism expansion, or a further
increases mn oil prices.
The IMF backed the Central
Bank's plan to move away from
tools such as credit ceilings,
transfer restrictions anid moral


FROM page 11

timber 20)07. as demanndl dlimin-
ished and the Centra l ank
used its powers of moral su~-
sion with the Bahamian com-
mercial banking sector, the IMF
said a higher level of foreign
exchange reserves would leave
the Bahamas better positioned
for the further easing of foreign
exchange controls.
"While the current level of
international reserves was not
an immediate cause for concern,
current economic trends war-
ranted additional caution," the









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E

GOVERN


Notice of Sitting for New Providence Port Authority Board
To consider Application For Licence Under The Boat Registration .
Act Chapter (277)

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority. Board
for New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Poilt Administration
Building, Prince George Wharf on Thursday the 31"January, 2008 at 3:00pma for
the purpose of granting Licences under The Boat R~egistration Act Chapter (277)

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application~should do so at
least six (6) days before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in
writing to the Board and to the applicant.

Persons attending the meeting on behalf of .ari applicant must produce written
authorization at the meeting.

Applicants for renewals are not required to aittend, unless they have received
written notification from the New Providence Port Authority*

The under mentioned persons have applied for grant of licences as specified below:



NEW MASTER'S LICENCED FAMILY-. ISLAND ,.


NEW MASTER'S LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE


NEWY BOAT LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE


TRANSFER OF BOAT NEW PROVIDENCE


NEW COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL WATERCR
(JET SKI) NEW PROVIDENCE


E'











Charter



SCharter




CRAFT
:E



















































































~SS USE


Charter



~AFT


PASS USE

2 Rental


2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rentanl


IS_ 6 8


THURSDAYJANUARY 1720 0


NB/019/08 Stuart Cove
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/920/q8 Ros Bobet -53 .

-Nassau, Bahamas


"iCetacea"
46,ft
catamrannn

.' ixe Rose".

Detroit Diesel


B 50


A .


10 --


NEW COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL WATER
OPERATORS LICENCE NEW PROVIDENCE
ACT 2006


LICENCE #


NAME


CLASS


Anderson Elvis
Nassau, Bahanias

Bethel Demeyon R.
Nassau, Bahamas

Bain Vivian 1.
Nassau, Bahamas

Bastian Keith O.
Nassau, Bahamas

Bowe Sharad.
SNassau, Bahamas

Brown Roger
Nassau, Bahamas

Conyers Dexter C
Nassau, Bahamas

Demeritte Demaro T.
Nassau, Bahamas

Gibson Bruno
Nassau, Bahamas


LICENCE #


NAME


CLASS

A


NB/001/08


Albury Neil J
P.O. Box F-43275
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS


LICENCE- - -- - - -NAMR E -- -


NB/00 1/08


Johnson Gary G. ''B
P.O. Box N-9195
Nassau, Bahamas


0014


0013


0015


0021


0016

0022



0019


0001


0005 ..


0009


0022


0023

0003


0012


0010



0017


0097


Gibson Paul
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
Nassau, Bahlamas


McQueen Hasting
Nassau, Bahamas
Mortimer Kelvin J.
Nassau, Bahamas

McKenzi Leslie:
~Nassau, Bahames

Musgrove Kenneth
P.O. Box SS-5048
Nassau, Bahamas

Noel Ilano B.
Nassau, Bahamas

Nottage Gerran
. .Nassau, B~ahamas .


(JSE


REG NO APPLICANT

NB/001/08 Anderson Elvis
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS PASS


B


12 Rental




... ..9 Renta -



10 Renal


"Bahamian
Mood"
25ft
.Fibreglass


NB/002/08 Bethel Kevin E. -.
P.O. Box CR- 54993
~NassauBahamas .

NB/003/08 Clarke Ashley .
P.O. Box N-9613
Narssau, Bahamas '

NB/004/08 Delva Santiba
Nassau, Bahamas



NB/005/08 Kemp Clint
P.O. Box CB-13290
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/006/08 Knowles Joel
P.O. Box SS-6554
- ---~ ~~ ~~~-N~s slitii BlgibliffiiS""

NB/007/08 Nassau Water Ferries
Service Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

N6;008/08 Nassau Water Ferries
Services Ltd
Nassau, 'Bahamas

NB/009/08 Nassau Water Ferries
Services Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/010/08 Nassau Water Ferries
Services Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


."Gata Go" .: -. 8
21lft
Centre Console

"N~o Name" B
25ft
Fibreglass

"Royal Divers" B
30ft
Dive Boat


"Secret Soul" B
18ft
Flat Skiff

"Getting Tail" B
21ft
"T:ibrgtass-~


Rental




Rental



Rental



Renial



.Re~ntal



Rental



Rental


2



4


0006


0011


0004


Nottage Gerardo
N~assau, Bahamas


Sweeting Shamane S.
Nassau, Bahamas


Sears Alexys M.
Nassau, Bahamas


- - 0- 00 . .


" No Name"
111\
Kayak

"No Name"
11ft
Kayak

"N~o Narne"
llft
Kayak

"No Name"
111
Kaya


0002


Storr Rufus F..
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith Cartel A.
Nassau, Bahamas

Williamson Vincente
Nassau, Bahamas

Cartwright Wendal
P.O. Box CB- 11488
Nassau, Balhamas


0008


00025



00024


D 2



D 2



D 2


Davis Kenton
Nassau, Bahamnas


D 2 Renal


NB/0 11/08 Nassau.Water Ferries "No Name"
Services Ltd 1(
Nassaiu; Bahamas Kayak.


REG NO PREVIOUS
OWNER


NEW OWNER CLASS PA


Rental .

'--


NP: 2848


Crystal Lady
Cruises
Nassau, Bahamas


Blackibeard T~enders A
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


110


NB/0 12/08 Nassau Water Ferries
Services Ltd
." ~~- 'Nassau,;Sahamas -

NB/013/08 Nassau Water F'erries
Services Ld
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/014/08 Nassau Water Ferries
Services Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/0 15/08 Nassau Water Ferries
Services. Ltd ..
Nassau, Bahamas


"No Name"
118
Kayak -

"No Name"
11
Kayak

"No Name"
Ilft
Kayak

"LNo Name"
. 11it
Kayak


D 2


2 -. Rehrial


REG NO APPLICANT

NB/001/08 J.R Action
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas





NB/003/08 J.R Action
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/004/08 3.R Action


WaterSports
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS


D A



D '2



D 2


Rental



Retal



Rental


No Name
10ft
Jet Ski



No Name

Jet Ski

No Name
10ft
.let Ski

No Name
10ft
Jet Ski


NB/0 16/08 Nassau Water Ferries "No Namie"
Services Lt as ak


NB/017/08S Neptune Watersports "True Blue"
Ltd .45ft
P.O. Box CB-13137 Catamaran
Nassau, Bahamas

NB3/01 8/08 Island Time Sports "Flying Fish"
Fishing. . -7f .7t
Nassau, Bahamas. .. Catamaran -:


8 .0 SO Charter




A 49 ..Charter


THE TRIBUNE


Ministry Of Maritime Affairs & Labour


PORT DEPARTMENT










PAGEle~1@ TURSDAY,JANUARY~r 17 00


THE TRIBUNE


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE


CRAFT (JET-SKl) NEW PROVIDENCE


~~111~11-1111~~~I~YI~YIII~I~YY~~


NP: 3192


"M/V Mia
Dean"
130ft
Steel Hu1llI

"Gjurth Dean"
110ft
Steel Hlull

Flying Cloud"
57ft
Catamaran

"'Pirate
Princess"
45ft
Fibreglass

"Eco Time"
45ft
Fibreglass


"Tattoo"
45ft
Fibreglass





"Captain
Moxey"
137ft
Steel Hull

"Wuzi"
21f1
Fibreglass

"Born Free Il"
34ft
Fibreglass

"Born Free IV
45ft
Fibreglass

"Born Free"
I`45ft
Fibreglass

"My Time"
45ft
Hlatteras

"Seaspirit II"
174ft
Steel Hull

"'NLZ 12"
76ft.
Fibreglass


"'Rainbow IV"
46ft
Catamaraan

--Seahorse Ill"
65ft
Catamaaran

"Se~ahorse I"
51ft
Catamnaran

"'Seahorse IV"
65ft
Catamaran

"Fiesta Manil"
130ft
Steel Hull11

"M/V Gratnd
Master"
120ft
Steel Hull


"Mj/V Lady
Francis"
841i
Steel Hull


D~ean James W.
P.O. Box SS-6397
NassauI, Bahamnas


50 Mail Boat


No Name
10ft .
Jet Ski

No Name
10ft
Jet Ski

Nso Name
..
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


No Name
9ft .
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Namle
9ft
Jet Ski


2 Rental



2 R Iental



2 Rental



2 Rental




2 Rental





2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental


NB/005/08 J.R Action
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

NB3!006/08 J.R Action
Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/0)07/08 Newlan S- 1 v

Nassau, Bahamas -

NB!008/08 Newland Marvin &
Deloris
P.O. Box SS-5721
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/009/08 Newland Marvin & '
Deloris
P.O. Box SS-5721
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/0 10/08 Stubbs Darryn
P. O. Box N-4432
Nassau, Bahamas .

NB/011/08 Stubbs Darryn
P. O. Box N-4432
Nassau, Bahamas

NB!0 12/08 Thompson Jason
Nassau, Bahamas


NP': 6282 Decan Jonathan A.
P.O. B3ox SS-6397
Nassau, Bauhamas

NP: 2843 Flying Clouds Ltd
P.O. Box SS-19052
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6213 Gibson Leifr-ed
P.O. Box SB-52061
Nassau, Bahamnas


NP~: 6234 Islandworld
Adventures Ltd
P.O. Box N-7366
Nassau, Bahamas


40 Mail Boat



55 Charter



80 Ferry Boat




30 Charter




30 Charter







50 Mail Boat





8 Charter



12 Charter



21 Charter




20 Charter



10 Charter




0 Freight



30 Chart lr





108 Ferry Boat



130 Charter



60 Charter



130 Charter



225 Mail Boat


NP: 646


1slandworld
Adventulres Ltd
P.O. Box N-7366
Nassau, B3ahamass


NP: 980 Moxey's Shipping Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6761 Nassau Undersea
Adventure Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

N'P: 1628 Pinder Phillip
Nassau, B~ahlamas


NP: 2333 Pinder Phillip
Nassau, Bahlamas


NP: 3228 Pinder Phillip
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS PASS USE


REG NO APPLICATION


NP:3029 Brown Michael A.
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 4587 Brown Michel A.
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT
NAME

"White Cloud"
51ft
Fibregla~ss

"'Fantasia"
38ft
Bertram


"Top Gun"
50
Hatters

"Fantasea II"
35ft
Bertram

"Coral II"
65ft
Catamlaran

"White Cloud"
.51ft .
F'ibreglass

"Top Gun II"
50ft
Hatteras~ ;

"Fantasea II"
35ft
Bertram

"Fanasea"
38ft
Bertrarn

"Daivy Joe"
45ft '
Steel Hull


"M/V Betty K
~VI

Se~e Hull

"M/V Betty K
VIP'
206ft
Steel Hull

"M/V East
SWind"'
176ft
Steel Hull

S.."Dread Naught
V"
50ft
Fibreglass

"Sealink"
137ft
Steel Hull

"Bo Hengy"
115 ft
Steel Hull

"Seawind"
145ft
Steel Hull

"Harry O 11"
22ft
Fibreglass

"Full Moon"
32ft
Fibreglass

"Discovery III"
40ft
Fibreglass

-' Escape"
32ft
Fibreglass

Snapper"
36ft
~Fibreglass

"Proline"
21ft
. Fibreglass

"Porpoise II"
40ft
Fibreeglass


42 Charter



12 Charter




20 Charter



12 Charter



250 Charter



42 Charter



20 Charter



12 Charter



10 Charter



0 Tug Boat




0 Cargo





0 Cargo





0 Freight


Brown.Michael A..
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau, Bahamas'


NP: 992


.NP: 962


Pratt John
P.O. Box SS-5693
N~assau, Bahamas


NP': 64106 Brown Michael A.
P.O. Box N-31
-Nassau, B~ahamas- .

NP: 2418 Black Beard Tender
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 3029 Browns Charter Ltd
P.O. Box N-31 ,..
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6260 Ro Ro Company Ltd
P.O. Box SB-64004
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6321 Rosano Company
Liuirted .
N'assau, Bahamas


NP: 6555 Rolle Anthony D.
P.O. Box N-1901
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6334~ Seaho~rse Sailing
Comlpany Limited
N'assau, Bahamnas
NP`: 6230 Seahorse Sailin
Company Ltd
Nassau, Bahamnas

NP: 6619 Seahorse Sailiig
Company Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

NP': 639)7 Taylor Limnas &P Elvin
P.O. BoxI SS- 64~11
Nassau, Bahalmas

NP: 1345 Grand Master
Shipping Company
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 2716 Patton Leviticus
P.O. Box CR- 4999
Nassau, Bahams


NP: 992


Browns Charter Ltd
P.O. Box N- 1
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6406 Brown Michael A.
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau, Bahamas

,NP: 4587 Brown Michael A.
P.O. Box N-31
Nassau, Bahamas


Bahamas Marine
Construction
P.O. Box N-3712
Nassau, Bahamnas


NP: 218


NP: 6765 Betty K. Agencies
Limited
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6764 Betty K. Agencies
Limited '
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6766 Bahamian Inter-Island
Shipping Co. Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2579. Bonimy Rioger -
P.O. Box N-620
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 63141 Bahamas Ferries
P.O. Box N- 3709
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6003 Bahamas Ferris
P.O. Box N-3709
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6066 Bahamas Ferries
P.O. Box N-3709
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6318 Bowe H-arry .
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1 890 Brown Leslie
Nassau, Bahamas


A' 50 Mail Boat


50 Mail Boat


RENEWAL O`FCOMIMERCIAL .RECREATIONAL WATER


BOAT NAME

"`No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

'No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
911
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
let Ski

"No Nmle"
91t
let Ski

"No Name"
9ft
let Ski

"No Name"
9ft
let Ski
"No Namne"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Nam"

Jet Ski

(NO Namle
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS

D 2


USE

Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental


REG NO APPLICATION


A~nderson Elvis P.
Nassau, Bahamas


Bastian Keith
Nassau~, Bahamns


Bastian Keith
Nassau. Bahamnas


Baninister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Babalmas


Bannister Pedro
Nassau, B~ahamas


Baniister P'edro
Nassalu. Bahamlas

Cartwright Je~rome
Nassau, Bahamans


D, Squarlle IEnterpr''ise Lrd
Nassau, lBaha~mas


NP: 150 A'TE



NP: 811 BSC



NP: 810 BSC



NP: 912 NSB



NP: 914 NSB



NP: 915 NSB



NP: 913 NSB


NP: 122 ATlE




NP': 6541 ATW \


NP: 653



NP: 946


Bonimy Roger
Nassau, Bahamas


Brown Wilton
Nassau, Bahamas


100 Ferry Boat




250 Passenger
Ferry


177 Passenger
Ferry


400 Ro Ro
Ferry


9 Rental.



36 Ferry Boat



50 Ferry Boat



40 Ferry Boat



45 Ferry Boat



10 Charter




70 Ferry oat


NP:2112 Duncombe Ethlyn
Nassau, Bahamas


NP:4956 Davis Elvis
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6319) Delaney Joseph ~
Nassau, Bahamas


NP; 824 B3SC H~anna L~ionel
P.O. Box CB- 11629
Nassaul, Bahamas





RENEWAL OF COMMERICAL RECREATIONAL~f WATER CRAFT
ACT NEW PROVIDENCE


r I i I I i 1_~11 .U,i..~il~ .-,... ~... .. I


"No, Namei"

.Iet Ski

"'No NIIme"

Jet~ Ski

`'No Nanie"

J Ski

"No Name"



Jet Ski

"No N\ame"
911
Jet Ski

"No Nanie"
9~ft .
Jet Ski

"'No Namle"
9ft
Jet Ski

"'No Namc"
911
JetI Ski

"No Name
911i
Jet Ski

"N~o Namle"
9ft
Ject Ski

"No Namne"
91
Jet Ski

"No Name"
911
Jet S'ki

"No Namle"
9ft
Jet Ski

'No Name"
9ft
letr Ski

"No Namc"
9ft
Jett 'Ski

"No Na~me"
9fti
Jet Ski


"No Name~c"

Jetr Ski


"No Name"
911
jet Ski


"No Name"

Jeut Ski


"'No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"Nuo Namne"
9ft
Jet Skti

"No Name"
911
Jet Ski



"No Name
911
Jet Sk~i

"No Name "

e Ski

LNo Namne


911
Jet Ski

"No Name"
91ft
Jet Sk~i

";No Namne"
Ski

'No Name "



Jet Sk~i

"N~o Nameu"
911


Jet Ski



"No Name"
9ft
.Tet Ski

--No Namie"
911i
Jet Ski


Rentln



Recntal



Rental


NI`. 748S R~CD anaLon


NP: 626 AT`W



NP: 650 ATW



NP: 651 ATW



NP: 802 BSC


Reno Watersports
.P.O. Box SB-51528
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB-51523
Nassau, Bahamlas

Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB-51528
Nassau, Bahamias

Taylor Cynthia
Nassau, Bahamas


"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"LNo Name'
9tt
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski'

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski


Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental


NP]: 80.'1 BSC


1:111nn; IFiirest


N~assaul~, ]:I1tabannas


Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Reltal



Rental




Re~ntal



Rental





Rental




Rental



Rental



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R I a


Rental



Rental


R I a


Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental




Rental



Rental


N1': 800 BSC` Hanuall Emnest ~
Nassalu. Bahaallls


NP:10 \F acden~ljoberl W'atrsports
P'.O. B3ox N-53035
~Nassau, Whoaillus

NP:102ATEJocdenjober WaLtersports
P`.O. IBox N- 53035
Naissau, B~ahamas .


D


NP: 123 A-TE



NP': 706( RICB



NP: 719 RCB



N'P 715 RCB



NP: 706 RCB


Jacdenljobe~r Watersports
P.O. Boxe N-53035
Nassau, Bahamas na

J.R. Actioi Waterspots
P'.O. B3ox N- 9057
Nassa!u, B~allamas

J.R:. Action Wa'tersports
P'.O. Box N-9057
Narssau, nahamas ~

J. R~. Action Waltersports
P'.O. Box N-9057
Na~ssau, Dalhrnas

J.R. Action WVatersports
P.O. Box N-9057
Nassaul, Ba~hama~s


REG NO APPLICATION


8 8


NP: BB 2.(PI)




NP: BB2(C.B)


Bahamas Best
Watersports.
p.O. BoX SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

SBannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


"Banana B081"
17ft
Fibreglass


Rental


"Banana Boat." B
19ft
Fibreglass

"Banana" D
12ft
Sledge

'Parasail"
32ft 1
.Fibreg&lass

"Boston Whaler" D
17tt
Fibreglass

"Boss Lady"' B
28ft
Parasail Boat


"Chilly Willy" ..
28t B
Parasail Boat

"Parasail Boait" D
28ft
Fibreglass

"Parasail Boat" D
28ft
Fibreglass

"Banana Boat" D
17ft
Fibreglass

"Banana Boat" D
18ft
Fibreglass

"Raison" 8
16ft
Banana Boat

"Island Hopper" D
16ft
Banana Boat

"Isln~d Hopper~' D
18ft
Banana Boat

"Mega Bowl" D
4ft
Rubber Tube

"IMega Bowl" D
4ft
Rubber Tube

"Airhead Viper" D
6ft
Rubber Tube

"Maxx 270" D
12ft
Ski Tube

"Mega Bowl" D
4fit
Rubber Tube

"Mega Bowin D
4ft
Rubber Tube

. "Mega Bowlrvt D
4ft
Rubber Tube

"Mega Bowl" D
4tt
Rubber Tube

S"Airhead Viper" D
6ft
Rubber Tube.

"Miega Bowl" D
4ft
Rubber Tube

"Mega Bowl" D
4ft
Rubber Tube

"Meno" B
20ft
Banana Boat

"Time Out" B
21ft
Banana Boat

"Time Out" B
21ft
Fibreglass


8 Rental


10 Rental



.10 Rental



S 8 Rental



12 Rental






12 Rental


10 Rental


NP: B2 (C.B) Bannister Pedro
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: PS 8( P.1) Johnson Cedric
Nassau, Bahamas .


NP: PS 9 (P.I) Johnson Cedric
Nassau, Bahamas


NP:P.S.2 (CB) J.R. Action Watersports
P.O. Box N-9057
Nassa'u, Bahamas


NP: P.S.1(CB) J.R. Action Watersports
P.O. Box N-9057
Nassau, Bahamas .

NP: P.S.5 (P.1) Nottage Gerran
P.O. Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: P.S. 4 Nottage Gerran
(P.1) P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: B.B. 2 Nottage Gerran
( P.1)P.O. Bd~x SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: B.B. 1 Nottage Gerran
(P.I) P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 707 RCB J.11. Action Watersp~orts
P.O. Box N-9057
Natssaur, B:ham!~as
NP: 145 A~TE Jerumie Waterspo~ts .
Nalssau, Dahamans


NP: 709 RCB



NP: 716 R\CB



NP: 722 11013



N!': 705 RCD




~NP: 72! R1CH



NP: 723 RCB


J.R. A~ctionl Wartersports
P.O. Box N'- 9051
Nassau, Bahamas

I. R. Actionl Watersports
P.O. Box N- 901 I
Nassaul, Bahamnas


P.O. Box~ N-9057
Nassau,, Bahamas 13

J.R:. .\ctionl Wat~rsports
P.O. Box N-9057
Nassalu, B~ahamas .


J.R. ,\ctionl WVatersports
P.O. Box N-9057
Na~ssauI, Bahamlas

.1.RtiAction Wa~tersports
P.O. Box N-9057
Nassau, Bhama~lls


10 ReFpa


12 Rental



8 Rental



8 Rental


NP: BB.5 (P.1)


Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB- 51528
Nassau, Bahamas


14 Rental


NP: 720 RCB) J.R. Action Watersports
P'.O. Box N-9057
Nassau,, Baham31as


N'P: B5 (P.I) Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB-1528
Nassaul, Bahamas

NP: B 4 (P.1) `Renb Watersliorts
P.O. Box SB-51528
Nassau, Bahamas


16 Rental



I Rental


J.R. Action Watersports
P.O. Box~ N- 9057
Nassau. Bahamns

SJ.R. Action1 Watersports
P.O. Box N-9057
Nassau, Bah~amas ..

J.R. Action Watersports
P.O. Box N-9057
Nassau, Bahiamas

J.Ri. Action Watersports
P.O. Box N\-9057
Nassaiu, Bahamas



Johnson Cedr to
Nassau, B3aharnas


Johnsonl Cedric
Nossau, Bahamas


Johnrsoni Cedric
Nassaul, B~ahamas ~


Johnlson Cedric
NassauL, 13ahamas ~l


Johnsonizi LCeric
Nalssau, Dubmnas ia




Mvu:;grove Kerlnnth
P.O. B3ox SS-5048
Nassaul, Bahama;s

MusC"ove Kenneth




N~assau, rlahamnas





Renic W~atersports
P'.O. Box~ SIB-51528


NP: 717 RCB



NPII: 718 RCB



'NP: 710 RCD



NP: 708 RCB



NP: 10 AC ITE



NP: 110 ATE



NP': 104 AT`E





NP: 15 ATE ;\IL






NP: 666 AT`W


NPF: 6776



NP: 6775



NP: 6763




NP': 6762



NP: 6779



NP: 6772



NP: 6?778.



NP: 6777



NP: 6780



NP: 6774



NP: 6773



NP: BB 4
(P.1)


NP: B3B 3
(CB3)


NP: 6360


Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB- 51528
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB- 51528
Nassau, Bahamas
Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB 51528
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports
P.O. SB-51528
Na~ssau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB-51528
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB- 51528
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports .
P.O. Box SB- 51528
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports .
P.Ci. Box SB-51'528
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB-51528
Nassau. Bah~amas ..

Re~no Watersports
P.O. Box SB- 51528
Nassau, Bahamas

Reno Watersports
P.O. Box SB-51528
Nassau, Balhamas

Renlo Watersports
P.O. Box SB- 51528
Nalssau, Bahamas

Rolle Michael
Nassau, Bahamns


Rolle Michael
Nassau, Bahamas


I Rental


4 Rental



8 Rental



1 Rental


Rental


1 Rental



I Rental



4 Rental



1 Rental



1 Rental



IS Rental



10 Rental



10 Rental


I"NURSDAPY,JANUiARY 17 2008, VIAUbik' 1/


I ME I MitSUNt-


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RENEWAL OF MASTER'S LICENCE -FAMILY ISLAND


S 68


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Lockhart Carlton N.
P.O. Box F-403) 9
Freeport, Grand Bahama

SMoxey Nelson
- Freeport, Grand Bah~ama

Newbold Steffan
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera

Rolle Vernon
Freeport, Grand Bauhama

Rolle Kenneth .
Freeport, Granld B~ahama

Sawyer Garfield E.
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera

Sweeting Don M.
Spanish Wells, Eleuthera

Smith Alan G.
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Smith Perry
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Thompson Kim
P.O. Box 743550
Freeport, Gr~and Bahama

Turnqulest Glen H.
P.O. Box F-42138
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Williams Peter
Freeport. Grand Bahama


r- NP: 6071. Sandals Royal
Bahamian -
Nassau, 11ahamas

NP: 6060 Sandals Royal
Bahanian
Nalssau, Baharitas

NP: 6072 San~dals Royal
Bahamian '
N'assath, Ijahisinas

NP: 4163 . Sandals Royal
B3ahamian
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 1061 Sandals Royal
Bahamian
Nassau, Bahamas


.


"Hobbie Cat"
14g
Sail

"H-obbie Cat"
14Rt
Sail

"Hobbie Cat"
14ft .
Sail

"Carolina Skiff"
14ft
.Rescue

"Sandals
Explorer"
46ft
Dive Boat

"'Sandals Gem"
34ft
Dive Boat

"LKayaks"
.14ft
Fibreglass

"Aqua Cycle"
8ft
Fibreglass


"Kayak
14ft
Fibreglass

' -"Knyak"
14ft
Fibreglass

"Kayak"
14ft
F~ibreglass

"Kayaks"
14ft
Fibreglass

"'Kayaks"
14ft
Fibreglass

"Hobbie Cat"
14ft
Sail

"Hobbie Cat"
14ft
Sail "

"Hobbie Cat"
.14ft
Sail

"Hobbie Cat'
14ft
.Sail

qa Cycle"
8ft
Fibacglass

"Windsurfers"
8ft
Fibreglass

"'Kayak"
12
Kayak

"Windsurfers".
8ft
Wind Surf

"LHobbie Cat"
14ft
Sail

"Royal Princess"
45ft
Fibreglass


B 4 Rental



B3 4 Renall


50j9



6375


8284


h 7245


1165


8285


8286


79)26


7810


7069



6781



686 - -


Rental .


8 4~ Charter



A 45 Charter




8 22 Charter



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental



D ." Rna

D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 4 Rental



D 4 Rental



D 4 Rental


NP: 636 Sandals Royal -
Bahamian
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 484 Saindals Royal
Bahiamian
Nassau, Bahamas

NP': 460 Sandals Royal
Bahamian
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 480 Sandals Royal
Bahamian
SNassau, Bahamas

NP: 482 SaiidrdilsRoya- '
B~ahami\n
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 481 Sandals Royal
Bahamuian
Nassau, Bahamian

NP: 478 Sandals Royal
Bahamian
Nassau, Bahamnas

NP: 479 Sandals Royals
B~ahamian
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6055 Sandals Royal
Bahamian
Nassau, B~ahamas

NP: 6066 Sandals Royal
Bahamian
Nassau, Bahamas

blP: 6056 Sandals Royal
Bahamian .
Nassau, Bahamas

NP~: 6058 Saridals Royal
Bahamian
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 488 Sandals Royal
Bahamian
Nppsau, ashamas

NP: 47~1~ Sandals Royal
Bahamian
Nws~au, Bahamas

NP: 483 Sandals Royal ~
Bahamian
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 470 Sandals Royals
Bahitmian
Nassau, Bah~amas.

NP: 6059 Sandals Royal
Bahamian
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 451 Sandals Royal ~
Bahamian
Nassau, Bahamas


LICEN'CE #

6284



7447



6677


6370


6152




7386


8352


7755



6234


951



8116


7103



8047



7759


6187



1214



6157



6503



6763



74192


NAME

Ambrister Lee
P.O. Box N- 10840
Nassau, Bahamas

Archer Albert S,
P.O. Box N-313
Nassau, Bahamas

Burrows Bernard
Nassau, Bahlamas

Bastiani Tyron
Nassau, RBhamas

Burrows Edwin R.
P.O. Box SS- 5755
Nassau, Bahamas

Bethel Arlington
P.O. Box N- 9648
Nassau. Bahlamas

Bain Jamal 3.
Nassau, Bahamas

Browin Leslie A.
P.o: aox N-12d66
Nassau, Bahamas

Bannister Anthony
Nassau, Bahamas

Byles lason
P.O. EE- 15401
Nassaul, Bahamnas

Brown Domninique R.
Nassau. Bahamas

BoweP Hary i.
P.O. Box N-9347
Nassau, Bahamas

Cartwrighlt Antonio L.
P.O. Box N- 4411
Nassau, Bahamas

Cornell Keith .T
Nassau, Bahamas

Claridge.Tames S-
P.O. Box N-7366
Nassau. Bahamnas

Cox Rodger W.
P.O. Box N- 7662!
Nassau, Bahamas

Clare Alfred St. George
P.O. Box N- 33406
Nassau, Bahamas

Cove Stuart
P.O. Box CB- 131347
Nassau. Bahamas

Curtis Courtn~y
P.O. Box N- 4167
Nassau, Bahamas

Coakley Doswell K.
P.O. Box N- 8724
Nassau, Bahamas

Carroll Gregory L.
Nassau. B~ahamas

valvis E-lvis -
P.O. Box N-949~
Nassau, Dalhamas

Dean~ Hertrumnl L.
Nassalu, Bahama~lls


P.O. Box SS- 6140
Nassalu, Bahamas


CLASS

A



A



A


B


A



A



A


A



g


A



A


B



A



B


A



A



A



B



A



A




A


B



A


A


D 2


Re~ntal


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 4 Rental



B 45 Charter


CLASS '`



A


A



A



A



A



A



A


A


LICENCE # "

6758


I137


7539



6342



7155



6387



7300


7593


6849



1749


" NAME -*

Albury Sterling C.
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Bowleg Carlton L.
Mastic Point, Andros

Clarke Stanley
P.O. Box 2435
Freeport. Grand Bahama

Ferguson Hoshea
P.O. Box F-42435
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Ferguson Luther
P. O. Box F-42503
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Gardiner Howard N.
P.O. Box F-42435
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Johnson Elton 1.
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Knowles Adrian R.A.
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Knowles Eric D. .
--P.0. Box 29427- -
Geolge Town, Exuma

Lew~less Patrick A.
George Town, Exama


717


I 170


0l40


THE TRIBUNE


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A


B


A



B



A



A



A



B



A



A


A


A



A



B



A



A



A


A



A








B


A



A


THE TRIBUNE


I L1I


HT URSDAYAANUARY 17, 2004 PMAR 19p


1


I


Durham Dominique A.
Nassau, Bahamas

Delariey Joseph .
P.O. Box N- 552
Nassau, Ba'hamns

.Delevaux Jason R.
Nassau, Bahiamas

Duncanson Alvin
P.O. Box CB- 131347
Nassau, Bahamas

Dobbins Fredrick J.
P.O. Box SS-5693
Nassau, B3ahamas

Flowers Wayne C.
P.O. Box 5004
Nassau, Bauhamas

Ferguson Kevin
P.O. Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Forbes Dwight
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Baham~as

.Ferguson Bertrm
Nassau, Bahamas

Gomez Fredrick
P.O. Box 5212
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Deon C.
P.O. Box1823
Nassau, Bahamas

Greenslade Levan A.
P.Ci. Box SS- 19423
Nassau, Banhamas

Gibson Leakred
Nassau, Bahamnas

Hall Anthony J. Sr.
SNassau, Bahamas

Harris Dave W.S.
P. O. Boxu FH-1-]4623
Nassau, Bahamas

Hall John B.
P.O. Box PH- 14623
Nassau,- Bahamas

Hanna Jlohran
P.O. Box CB3-131347
SNassau, Bah~amas

Henfield Judlson
P.O. Box CB-131347
Nassau, Bahamas

SIngraham Kcndal
Pg.O.Boxu N-1050'8
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Aaron A.
Nassau, Bahamas

Joffre Cyril
P.O. Box N- 8486
Nassau, Bahamas

Kno'wles James R.
P.O. Box SS- 19448
.. Nassau, Bahamas

Knowles Mark A.
P.O. Box N- 8322
Nassau, Bahamats

Knowles Byron R.
P.O. Box CB;- 11911
Nassau, Bahamas

Lloyd Chrisbopher
P.O. Box CB- 10960
Nassau, Bahamas

Moore Sheridan D.
P.O. Box AP- 59217
'Nassau, Bahamas

SMullings Lincoln S.
P.O. Box CB- ~34533
.Nassau, Bahamas

Major Charles J.
P.O. Box EE- 16166
Nassau, Bahamas

-Mackey .Wellington
P.O. Box N- 7911
Nassau, Bahamas

Moxey Lenox .
P.O. Box SS- 6168
Nassau. Bahamas

McKenzie Brian D-
P.O. Jox SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Moxey Boycel H.
-P:O. .Box N-1947 .
Nassau, Bahamas


P..Bxe dR5 04
Nassau, B~ahamas

Miller Craig S.
P.O. Box SS- 19052


Nassau, Bahamas

Moncur Calvin C.
P.O. Box N- 4341
Nassau, Bahamas

Moxey Kevin M.
P.O. Box N- 11947
Nassau, Bahamas

Nottage Gerran
P.O. Box SS- 6863
Nassau, Bahamas


7132


Nicholls Wenzel K.
P.O. Box N-254
Nassau, Bahamas


A


X



B


B



A



A



B



B



A


A



A



8



A


g


A



A



g



B



g



B


A



g



A



A



A



A



A



A



- B.



A



B



A



A



A


A



A



B


8251


6011 .



8118


7513



6565



6631



7989



7887



1397


6095



6701



6874



2118


7as


1131



7608



7913



7526



6164



7247


1559



7036



7053



8143



7067



8133



6611



6685



8228


7829



7614



1546



7824



6491


6581



6742



8178


Ouctien Core~y L.
P.O. Box N-3134
Nassau, Bubainas

Philpot George J.C.
P.O. Box AB- 22925
Nassau, Bahamas

Percentie Floyd
P.O. BoxEE- 17771
Nassau, Bahamas

Pratt Joh~n N.
P.O. Box SS- 5693
Nassau, Bahamas

Pinder Phillip W.
Nassau, Bahamas

Broker Vandike
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Samuel E.
P.O. Box N-9212
Nassaur. Bahamas

Rolle Renwick N.
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Michael.A.
P.Oj. Bokt SB- 5016i
NassauI. Bahamas

Rolle Phillip
P.O. Box CB-54283
Nassau, Bahamas

Role F~loyd A.
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolled Daniel
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Lynden G.
Nassau, Bahamas

Ritchie Linton E.
P.O. Box EE- 16794'
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Anthony D.
P.O. Box N-1901
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Trevor
P.O. Box CB-1313.47
Nassau, Bahamas

Sears Michael
P.O. Box F- 42820
Nassau, Bahamas

Stevenson Donahue
P.O. Box CB- 11874
Nasd$t Bahamasi.:

Stubbs Arthur D.
P.O. Box FH- 14076
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith Ellis H. .
- P.O. Box N'- 7911
Nassau, Bahamas

.Sweeting Hillman L.
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith Phillip A.
Nassau, Bahamas

Turnquest Sean
P.O. Box SS- 19570
Nassau, Bahamas

Thompson John L.
P.O. Box N- 9726
Nassau, Bahamas
Williams Patrick
P.O. Box: EE- IS685
Nassau, Bahamas

7999 Watson Nikeo
P.O. Box CB- 13126
Nassau, Bahamas

Wilson Herbert
Nassau, Bahamas

William Whellington
P.O. Box N- 4.11 .
Naissau, Bahainas -

Wilson Kingsley
P.O. Box N- 5693
-Nisssau, Bahamnas

Wilson Godfrey
P.O. Box SS- 19433
Nassau, Bahamnas

Williamhs Sidney A.
P.O. Box AP- 59223
Nassau, Bahamas

Woodside Wellingtor
Nassau, Bahamas

Patton Leviticus
P.O. Box CR- 54999
SNassau, Bahamas

Patton Joseph
P.O. Box NP- 1500


Nassau,



Collinine P. Ferguson (Miss)
Acting Port Controller


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Applicants must be 30 years
old or older, honest, flexible, reliable and
customer service oarsented.

Serious enquiries only.


Tel: 325 5488 Mon-Fri 9a.m. 4p.m.
Fax: 328-5498 1


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that EVERTON JOSEPH of 48
FOSTER ST., CHIPPINGHAM, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registrationinaturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 17TH day of January, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Legam otice
NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) EDICOLA LIMITED is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The Dissolution of said Company commenced on January 16, 2008
when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted and registered by
the Registrar General.
(c) The liquidator of the said company is Lakeisha Collie of 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, Bahamas.
(d) All persons having Claims against the above-named Company are
required on or before the 27th day of February, 2008 to send their
names and addresses and particulars of their debts or claims to the
Liquidator of the company or, in default thereof, they may be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.
Janus.-y n, 20os
LAKEISHA COLLIE

LIQUIDATOR OF THE ABOVE-NAMED COMPANY


The Entrance Examinations for all

Anglican schools will take place
on ,Saturday, February 9, 2008
at 9:00a~m.


The Examinations will take place
at all of the Anglican Schools and
Applications Forms can be
COllected at the re spectiv eSchools
and returned no later than
Wednesday, Febrary 6, 2008 along
With the Application Fee of $25.00




HA1SB 1


CHAMBERS

Halsbury Chambers is seeking to employ two
qualified A ttorneys-A t-Ldw: who satisfy the
following criteria:


COMMERCIAL JAW specializing in
conveyancing_ and real property with a
minimum of five years practical and
professional experience.

LITIGATION specializing in litigious
work, personal inJury, f ami y law\ and
probate with a minimum of five years
practical and professional experience.


Applicants should be organized, diligent, a team
player ~and have the ability to work with minimum
supervision.

Successful applicants will be eligible to
participate in the company's medical insurance plan,
pension plan and profit-sharing scheme. Salary will
commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should deliver their curriculum
vitas to our office situate on Village Road North,
Nassau, The Bahamas.


Senior Trust

PrOfeSSional/ Teclutical

Fiduciary Counsel
The successful candidate will provide in house
technical fiduciary guidance to the trust team and
manage a book of complex fiduciary structures for our
High Net Worth clients.
The successful candidate should possess the following:
. A umv mhynal dee gnLawn such as TE11 which is
related to the provision of fiduciary services
* Knowledge of trust and estate planning
techniques for North American, Latin and
European high net worth individuals
* Excellent knowledge of international fdcaylW
* Minimum of 3 years experience servicin hgh-
net worth clients mn the offshore financliL services
industry
* Proven ability to deliver the highest quality of
service to high net worth individuals
* Excellent communication skills

Interested persons should apply by
Monday, January 28, 2008.

Royal Bank of Canada Tkust Company
(Bahamas) Uimhed
PO Box N-3024
Nassau, NP, Bahamas
Attention: Fiona Sirra
Via Email: fiona~sirra~rbc.com

Only applications from suitably qualifiedie candidates













UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world's leading financial
institutions in the Caribbean. We look after wealthy private
clients by providing them with comprehensive, value
enhancing services. Our client advisors combine strong
personal relationships with the resources that are available
armt acs ag S thelpin them provide a full range of

In order to strengthen our IT team in Nassau, we are looking
for the following position:


IT Techmecal Analyst

In this challenging position you will be responsible for:

The planning, designing, installing and developing of new
and existing computer systems. Hands on experience with
network computing in the deployment and management
of business critical solutions, Production and BCP. You
will be expected to be a self-starter, time oriented individual
with good time management and project management skills
as well as Good interpersonal and communications skills.
The successful candidate must be a team player, with the
ability to travel and work with local and international team
members.

Minimum Requirements

At least 4 6 years experience in Server Infrastructure
with troubleshooting experience in O/S, network,
database technologies and server hardware in a medium
to large scale environment.

B.S. Information Systems, Computer Science or related
field
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the
willingness and capability of multi-tasking effectively.
A background in the financial services industry (Retail
and/or Private Banking) will be a plus.
Advance knowledge in;

Operating Systems; Windows (2000, Server
2003 and XP) and UNIX.
Network (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, WINS, Citrix)
WAN (Circuits, routers, firewalls)
*LAN (Switches, structured cabling) and PBX
The ability to support multiple jurisdictions in
a BCP and daily business scenario
Cisco Certified Network Associate desirable
Proficient in Data Centre management.
Certifications a plus (MCP, CCNA, MCSE, Server+)

Written applications should be addressed to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com or UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas


Job Description
General administrative duties including calendar
management, travel coordination, expense
reporting and securing various permits and
approvals

Must be flexible to handle miscellaneous
projects
Murkst have excellent IT skinls, honest, absolutely
conscientious and able to work on own initiative.
Absolute confidentiality is required
Must have a minimum of 3 years experience as
a personalladministrative assistant

'Please send resume and contact details to
easternrdiamily~yahoo.com before January 18,


Only qualified Bahamians candidates need apply.


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than projected, not only from
direct effects on tourist expen-
ditures and capital inflows, but
also because the authorities
might need to tighten monetary


PAGE 20B, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008


decline to around 8 per cent of
GDP by 2012, as the rise in oil
imports is offset by a recover in
tourism and continued growth
of exports and the financial sec-
tor," the report said.
The IMF said tourism
receipts are assumed to increase
from 32 per cent of GDP in


2006 to 33 per cent in the medi-
um term (the 1997-2006 aver-
age), consistent with projected
economic growth in the US and
Canada, and the maintenance
of the Bahamas' competitive
position as a result of the
upgrading and expansion of the
hotel stock now underway.


policy to prevent a loss of
reserves".
The IMF added that the
medium-term prospects for
growth and external stability
depend on healthy tourism
growth.
The underlying current
account deficit is projected to


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Job Vacancy for

Parking Lot Attendant ;

Core Function: ;r
*Responsible for administering the parking facilities -of the company.

Education and Experience Requiremlents:
High School Diploma.
Mature candidate between the ages 50)-55
Valid drivers licence.
Good human relations skills.
Minimum of three (3) years experience in similar or related capacity.


anan h reryfo of trafficil :oin andi out of h parkin facilities in
accordance with the company's policy.

Facilitate efficient parking of employees anld visitors' vehicles within the
stipulations of the company's policies and guidelines.

Oversee cleaning of the comnpany;'s f~lee of ehicle~s.

Assist with parking and accommodocation of company's ~fleet of vehicles.

Maintain kiosk and Parking Lot facilities inl a state of cleanliness consistent
with the good image of the com~pany.

Provide assistance with mnaintenalc~e .duties. as may be required f-rom time to
time.

Note: The Parking Lot Attendant must c~ondulct himself in a manner befitting a
representative of the company~ and afftw~d lilll c~ourtesies to the general public
at all times.

Interested persons should provide copy(ies) of1 thcir. quallifticaltionls to:

The Humanl~r Rsourlccs M~lanager
DAh 5760A\
C/o TIhe Tr1ibune
1~P.O B~ox N-3207
Nalssau, Ilahamaas


THE T-RIBUNE


PAGE 22B, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008


BU'TTERFlIELD Banki
(Bahamas) head believes thatl
the Euromoney magazinc s
decision to give thle bankl and
its Bermuda-based parent Best
Local Private
Bank in the n
Caribbean award IWe
will "enhance
both its presence 10 ha~
in this nation anti in tlil
the jurisdiction's
reputation. awvard
Robert Lotmore
said in a state- Grou
ment: "We are /
delighted and hon- and ct
oured to have But-
ter genlid i ik On
way. Having
received such an
award clearly
highlights thle But-
terfield G;roup's
commitment to
the region. and conlfirm17 s the
emphasis we place on offerings
the highest level of customer
service.
"Importantly, this awa';rdc will
not only help us enhanice our
presence in the Bahamans. but
will also strengthen the v~iew


influential publication in capi-
tal markets with an average of
145,000 readers worldwide.
The magazine reports its
highest readership in the UK
and Europe, followed by the
Americas, Asia and the Mid-
dle East.


nised benchmarks in the: balnk-
ing industry. The winners are
chosen by a p; nel of
Euromoney editors. with aIssis-
tance f~rom their correspon-
dents mn each region.
Published in the Ulnited
Kingdom. Euromonecy is an


Be rmuda by
Euromoney maga-
zinc.
These two
awards mark the
first time B3utter-
fickI B3ank has won
a 'Best in Riegion'
carcgorv from
liuromloney.
ialon 'I'lompson,
B~utterfelld Bank's
crs atie, asaseid
"We are very


to continuously improve our
services, products and perfor-
mance in this area.
"Everyone at Butterfield
Bank can feel proud of these
awardss" said Mr Thompson.
Euromoney Awards for
Excellence are globally recog-


Share delighted and honoured
ve Butterfield Bank recognized
s WiLT NaVinlg TeceiVed such an
clearly highlights the Butterfield
p's commitment to the region,
onfirms the emphasis we phtee c
offering the highest level of
CUStomer SefVICe*


pleased that
,tmrore Eulromoney has
recog~nised Butter-
fieldl Bank as the
Best Local Private
Bank in thle Caribbean and
liest Lca~l Priv~te` Bank in
Bermlula.
Privt ba~luhtn k ing ha~s
becomec nn increasingly imnpor-
tant part of our business strat-
egy and wec have worked hard


-- Rober-t Lo;


that the Bahamas is one of the
world's ending international
finlanciall jurisdictions.
The Bank of N.T. Butter-
fie~lld & Son, Butterfield Bank,
was named Best Local Private
Bunk in th-e Caribbean and
Be~st Local Private Bank in


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BEahamnas '


chance


reputation