The Tribune
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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: January 18, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily, except sunday
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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Catholic university
president in the
Bahamas for
celebration of 150i
year asociation
Tribune Staff Reporter
John's University, one of the
leading Catholic universities in~
the United States, is in the'
Bahamas to celebrate 150 years'
association with the Bahamas"
and to determine the future of
that association. The celebrations
have been planned by the
Bahamian chapter of the school's
alumni association.
Brother Dietrich Reinhart, St
*Tohn's president, said yesterday
at a news conference at Sheraton
Cable Beach Resort that some
650 Bahamian men have attend-
ed the all male Catholic liberal
arts institution since its incep-
tion. As for the College, said
SEE page eight

Criminal record
bans father of three

from working at
rillce George DOCK

A FATHER of three was
disappointed with the Port
Department foir banning him
from working at Prince George
Dock because he has a crimi-
nal record.
Rodnel Polydor, 21, the
father of a three-year-old, and
one-year-old twins, said he had
already paid his debt to society.
Mr Polydor, who was sen-
tenced to three months mn Her
Majesty's Prison for passing
counterfeit money `though
he maintains he did not know
that the bills were fake -- actu-
ally ended up spending six
months behind bars as he had
to spend three months in
prison awaiting trial.
Yesterday, in an interview
with Thle Triburne, Mr Polydor
said the Port Department is
requesting employees who
workon biy p itce wtrc ,
a valid passport.
Although he had been work-
SEE page eight

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A LONG time vendor at the
Queen's Staircase is demanding
that the government schedule
more regular cleaning of the
historic site that is visited by
thousands of tourists annually.
Mrs Merle Rolle, who has
been around the area for the
last 34 years, and has had her
own stall for the last 18 years,
said that currently this is the
"worst" the site has been kept.
"Only one guy they have,
like on Wednesdays, and that's
been probably now for maybe
aot asy ar," h said "
Otherwise, every other day it's
left in a dirty mess. Garbage is
ats reN 1 sahe ed Thle Tri-
bune the small thatch broom
she uses to clean up the area
SEE page eight

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Yesterday's incident is the
second attack by a student on
another within a week.
On Tuesday, a Stephen Dillet
primary school student attacked
and injured another with a
screw driver. The students were
only nine and 10 years old.
According to reports, yester-
day's attack happened at
around 9.20amn as Absalom was
walking from Montrose Avenue
onto Wilton Street, close to DW
Davis Junior High, when he was
allegedly attacked by an eighth
grade student.
Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, DW Davis principal
Abraham Stubbs said he had
heard reports that yesterday's
altercation was a continuation
of a fight between Absalom and
the same eighth grade student
SEE page eight

Tribune Staff Reporter
Davis Junior High student was
stabbed in the chest outside of
his school yesterday morning,
sustaining injuries close to his
heart and lungs.
Ninth grader Absalom Stur-
rup was rushed to hospital by
ambulance after he was alleged-
ly attacked by a fellow student
on his way to school.
Absalom's 23-year-old sister,
Terena Saunders, told The Tri-
bucne yesterday afternoon that
the knife fortunately missed
injuring any vital organs.
Ms Saunders said her brother
was in stable condition, but
being kept overnight at Princess
Margaret Hospital to undergo
more X-rays today.

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RESIDENTS OF Marshall Road say they are tired of the indiscriminate and constant dumping of garbage in the
area. They said the problem has become so bad, that garbage is now dumped on their very doorsteps.

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TANYA KLONARIS, proprietor of My Ocean, shows Minister of. State
for Tourism and Aviation Branville McCartney and his wife Lisa her
Bahamian-made candles at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.
Six new retail stores and kiosks were officially opened at the airport yes-




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Ninth grader attacked

outside of DW ~

Davis Junior High

TeORS are injured in

motorcycle accident
TWO teenagers were injured, one seriously, when the motor-
cycle they were riding collided with a police vehicle'
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unmarked police car, a Ford Explorer.
Both juveniles were thrown from the motorcycle. The pas-
senger was trapped underneath the machine.
Th1e trapped teenager suffered serious injgunes in the crash. He
is listed in critical condition at the hospital. The driver of the
motorcycle was also taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, but is
in stable condition.
Press liaison officer Asst Supt Walter Evans yesterday could
not say if speeding was a factor in this accident.
Further investigations will reveal the cause and the responsible
party in the crash, Mr Evans said.

NeW airport kiosks take off

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John Bennett considers him-

to Bahamian society for the last
50 years since his arrival in the
However the hundreds of
persons he has helped to live
longer, more fulfilling lives dur-
ing that period, think it's the
other way around.
Mr Bennett, or "'Johnlny" as
he is affectionately known to
employees and administrators
of the Blood Bank at the
Princess Margaret Hospital,
donated his 200th pint of blood
this week.
Minister of Health and Social
Development Dr Hubert Min-
nis said, "If you were to calcu-
late the number of lives he has
saved over the years and the
number of individuals he has

ce s'isb cas cos hi doh
contribution to society has been
"'if should hope that a lot
nwke md B nt o a md dnt
blood because these donations
save lots of lives.


saAd nmbl mao, dM~rBe ntt
to fulfill his philanthropic
"There are many people out
there who contribute wonder-
fully to the community by giving
back some of their money, but I
don't have any of that to give,
and so I give one of the best
things in life I can and that's
blobt dos' nc st me anything.
It does not cost the people who
benefit from receiving the blood
anything. It's a bond together
in life and I don't think you can
beat that. There are so many
wa s pe op ed cabna gv bc at

Mr Bennett's gift of giving
began back in 19)56 while sta-
tioned in Jamaica with the
Worcestershire Regiment from
England when a fellow soldier
and friend was seriously injured
in an accident.
His friend required blood to
save his life and the medical
officer made a direct transfer
of blood from Mr Bennett's arm

"We are jUSt
hoping it is
nOt a trend
that will keep
gOing up."

RosaMae Bain

trend that will keep going up,"
se sai .
Mrs Bain said that a work-
shop for out-of-school youths
is being planned and should be
held within the next three
months. This workshop will tar-
get those involved in athletics.
"'We feel this is a goup we
need to get the messagerto," she
said. "The workshop will be put
on and funded by the Trinidad
and Tobago-based Population
Services International.
"'This group has done work
with us before with our uni-
fo used off6es bnodh the pofc .
cers. We have been in contact
with them and they are pre-
pared to fund this venture along
the United States Embassy."
Mrs Bain stressed that the
bulk of new cases are in ado-
lescents and young adults, and
said that the Secretariat is trying
to get the message out to young
adult males-




Large Slupment of Used Cars

PRESSURE to have sex
while awaya on sporting trips
may be contributing to the rise
Blahmian atu tee t sing ounii
An increase in new cases has
beenanoted notojust ht ad let s;
Forccecad iprio o h a ern-
ment. the rise, though small, is
causing concern for the AIDS
Secretarial, which has stepped
up initiatives to target young
"Adutnumber of young persons
who have become HIV infected
have talked to us candidly that
once they go on trips to play
sports that they are exposed to
pessurte. salid managing direc-
RosaMae Bain.
She said the issue is some-
thing heeretseam intense rn paok
the chaperones".
"This is very disturbing. A
parent actually spoke to us and
said his son admitted to him,
once he beccame HIV' infected'
he knew exactly how it hap-
tedi Tlhr tre lif t e ha p
Mrs Baini !tevealed that the
increased in HIV cases had led to
an accelerlation of preventative
efforts. particularly in schools,
churches, youth groups and the
hotel industry, which employs
a large number of young adults.
According to Mrs Bain. the
increase is something officials
want to watch closely.
"We are just hoping it is not a

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MINISTER OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Dr. Hubert Minnis (centre) congratulates
blood donor John 'Johnny' Bennet

grrou tvolunt ec Bloood D trs
at the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital, particularly at a time when
injuries sustained as a result of
violent crimes and car crashes
hav bM n on the inc naett
unknowingly, has also benefited
from his donations as he has
replaced his total body blood
volume eight times.
"And so every few months
he is a new man, he has new
blood; new cells," Dr Minnis
said. Mr Bennett said a love of
life has been the driving force
behind his donations over the

In addition to donating blood
every eight weeks, Mr Bennett
has annually sponsored two
Blood Drives in Spanish Wells
which have collected more than
2Tpmtblooodlodrves, which are
funded by Mr Bennett, were
launched in 1999.
I'f you carry the Blood Bank
to the Family Islands, you will
get more persons to donate
blood than if vou want the Fam-
ily Islanders to come to New
Providence to donate blood
(because) people are not going
to travel like that,"' Mr Bennett

to the arm of his injured friend.
Two years later he arrived in
the Bahamas, still attached to

and married the former Martha
Pinder of Spanish Wells,
Eleuthera and decided to make
the Bahamas his home.
Hospital records show that
Johnny first began donating
blood to the Blood Bank in
1959 (49 years ago) and has
been doing so every eight weeks
His "O" blood type. Blood

Bank officials say, is of the Umi-
versal Blood Group, making Mr
Bennett a true "giver of life.'
Officials point out that a pint
of blood can be separated into
three main parts of which a
patient may need only one, not-
ing that Johnny has consistent-
ly given "the gift of life' to
numerous patients over the past
49 years.
Dr Minnis said Mr Bennett's
contributions (along with those
of the other individual and

Mucan Dawkins
Managing Director

'Johnny' Bennett reaches the 200 pint mark

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DR HUBERT MINNIS addresses the media on the need to pro-
mote voluntary blood donorship.


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13 proposals from local busi-
nesses who wished to become
vendors at LPIA.
He said that so far. NAS has
received very positive feedback
from all sides.
Mr McCartney said he was.
also pleased to observe that the
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Tribune Staff Reporter
SIX newl retail stores and
kiosks were officially opened
yesterday at the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport.
The US departure lounge
now offers to Bahamian and
international travellers products
and services by Bahama Sol,
Hard Rock Caf6j, Harley David-
son, My Ocean, Tortuga Rum
Cakes and Uniquely Bahami-
Although these kiosks are
only a temporary solution until
a new US terminal is built in
the next two years, the retail
outlets mark the beginning of
a new era at the airport.
John Spinks, vice-president
of commercial operations for
the Nassau Airport Develop-
ment (NAD) Company, said
the opening of the kiosks is an
early start to bringing the air-
port in line with other similar
world class airports in terms of
added value for passengers and
an enhanced customer experi-
Speaking at the opening cer-
emony yesterday morning,
Tourism and Aviation Minister
of State Branville McCartney
said that the event is significant
because it broadens the
Bahamian entrepreneurial base,
"while augmenting the variety
and diversity of quality, local
products offered consumers
passing through this facility."
Of the six new stores, four -
Bahama Sol, May Ocean, Tor-
t~u a Rm Ca es and Unique y
made products, which range
from candles and soap to rum
cakes and jewellery.
The Hard Rock and Harley
Davidson kiosks offer more
general merchandise.
Minister McCartney said that
he is keenly aware of the need
for everyone to actively pro-
mote the integration of authen-
tic Bahamian products into the
mainstream of our lifestyles and

o In brief

Police search

Loor Rae o or

allegations of
aP80H, burglary

THE police have issued an
all points bulletin to alert the
public of their search for Ray-
field Longley.
Mr Longley lives on Prince
Street, Nassau Village and is
described as being 5'9" in
height and weighing 150 lbs,
He is said to be of dark
brown complexion, unshaven
anM m Itn bt~hsfroat teeth.
the Southeastern Detective
Unit in connection with alle-
gations of arson and burglary.
Police say he is considered
armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information
oh his whereabouts is asked
to call police at 919 or 911, the
South ]Beach Police Station at
392-4333/4/9, CDU at 502-
9991 or ~Crime Stoppers:

Parenting skills
WOrkshop to be
held on Tuesdays
THE Catholic archdiocese
is sponsoring an eight-week
parenting skills workshop to
be held at Emmaus Centre,
Nassau, on Tuesdays starting
on January. 29 (7.30-9.30pm)
The video and discussion
programme teaches parents
how to create happy families.
Facilitator Vincent Ferguson
is also available to meet with
adolescents whose
parents/guardians are in the
Parents, teachers and other
interested parties can contact
the Archdiocesan Family Life
Office at 328-4310/2 for infor-

SIR LYNDEN PINDLING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is becoming a shoppers' paradise with Bahamian
g00ds on sale.

our tourism industry. "I wish to
applaud these pioneers -
Bahamas Sol, Hard Rock Caf6,
Harley Davidson, My Ocean,
Tortuga Rum Cakes and
Uniquely Bahamian firstly for
their contribution to the econo-
my by reducing imports and sec-
ondly for offering our guests
what they are looking for -
authentic Bahamian products
that will forever remind them

of an experience that could
have been achieved in no other
place," he said.
Mr McCartney explained that
revenues generated by the
rental of new retail spaces will
provide the Nassau Airport
Development Company (NAD)
with funds which will assist with
the operation and redevelop-
ment of the airport. Mr Spinks
explained that NAD received

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EDITOR, The Tribune.

TO suggest, as I've heard Per-
ry Christie do, as I've heard a
ZNS reporter do on the news
last evening, that "wutiess" and
worthless are one and the same
word, is as ridiculous as to sug-
gest that biggety and bigoted
are synonyms. As well, it is to
show no res ect for what is a

Wutless and biggety exist in a
context apart from what seems
to be words with equivalent
meanings in our English vocab-
ulary. This is far from accurate
and far from scholarship.
We rely upon academia and
what has been established and
recorded, and we get it wrong,
as has been done here.
A man takes a wrong turn to
get to town and in turn estab-
lishes a new city. Such as this
has happened with these two
and many other words in ours
and other Creole vocabularies.
It seems intelligent to convert
wutless to worthless. Worthless
though was not what my father
meant when he used this word.
He, like many other unlettered
people, in the absence of book
learnmng, mn the absence of edu-
cation, which for a time in our
history, was not allowed, instead
of abidmng in i norance, estab-
lished a new body of knowl-
We, who have since had the
privilege of education, either
look down upon or dismiss what
must amount to a long time of
collective creativity.
Even in the dark, things grow.
It was not dark necessarily,
though, it was another light,
another view. Was what is stud-
ied in school, what is read in
books not human invention?
Was it not once in embryolan
embryo? So too is what was
going on orally among our
ancestors, extricated from the
soils of and from their fami-
lies in Africa.
Language you see is an
instrument or a tool of survival
and a human phenomenon. To
suggest that our uneducated
ancestors were out in the
wilderness doing nothing, is a
grave insult, and a worse insult
when we ourselves, are insulting
our own people and our own
To be shut out of the big
house and out of academy, does
not result in who is shut out
becoming animal. It is a human
being who has been excluded.

dardise spelling for our words
and expressions.
Let me pause here and search
it for wutless. Alas, it is not to
be found and I haven't Shilling's
Bahamian dictionary handy to
refer to.
Our brilliant scholar, theolo-'
gian and pastor, Archdeacon
Thompson, may. he rest in
peace, reprimanded me with
ths vr tword.o ved e etin
sage home.
This was his label for men
sowing oats wherever, hiring
childreir out of wedlock. "Yur
wutiess!" he'd say. The import
and meaning of this was far
from the same as 'You are
Wutless does not mean
worthless. Dutty does not mean
dirty. Dut does not mean dirt.
These areas in the gaps between
these words is where Patti Glin-
ton, Marion Bethel, Nicolette
Bethel, Patrick Rahming,
Robert Johnson, Christan
Campbell, Lynn Sweeting, lan
Strachan, myself, Michael Pin-
tard and other writers of our
Bahamas and the Caribbean,
like Braithwaite, Goodison,
Walcott and Morris, live and
This mistake on the part of
Perry Christy, and this ZNS
reporter, is such a very strong
case for the need and a place
for the Bahamian writer.
Our society seems to imag-
ine that it can take us or leave
us seems to imagine that our
work is superfluous. I tell you,
and.believe me when I say, we
are here to avert bloodshed. We
are~ the engineers, here to build
the bridges between dirt and
dut, between biggety and big-
oted, between wutless and
worthless between two cul-
tures clashing, between two
worlds at war.
Where the angst in our soci-
ety springs from, too many with
the reins of state in their fists, it
seems, are unaware. I taught
English in Ministry of Educa-
tion high school, from 1978 to
1989 but not until several years
after, did I realise my folly.
Witless is instead worthless and
biggety is instead bigoted is how
and is what I taught.
It was my place, I thought, to
teach my students to get it right.
I realized later, with a shudder,
that it was I who was all along,
getting it wrong. I always won-
de red why, constantly, I
encountered resistance.
Is this why the average is D
- because we are attempting
to force students to swallow a
Is this why, the male student,
more inclined to revolt, is large-

even before high school is over?
The gap between wutless and
worthless, has to be addressed,
examined, in our attempts to
arrest anti-social behaviour, dai-
ly growing more and more
extreme. T'he politician might
not have all the answers after
all The tsn apgehtd jthbe uzght,

opportune, to look to our writ-
ers, to our artists to upright ti
situation, a nation upside-down.

Novemberl14, 2007.

Those human beings, in
response, and inspired by the
need to survive, are going to
invent other human things. Lan-
guhgeais oaneeof tem. It is from
time mn our arduous journey to
now, that wutless and biggety
have come.
.Silly me, in the past, have
tried to make such.words go
back into the English language.
Educated now, everything had
to be neat and neatly fitted into
English syntax and sentences.
These words though have come
from a different experience -
along a different track as it
were, and they cannot fit even if
We image that such words
are entirely horny, as an older
cousin imagined a billy goat's
horns were. He had a saw mn his
hand. What resulted was one of
the most painful experiences of
my entire life. He commenced
c tting, only to discov r that
th orn he was cut ing trugh,
where he was cutting, was also
filled witthhveinslanddwith bloodl
Wen te bood came, I
screamed and he stopped
Similarly, wutless and biggety
and many other such words in
Bahamian Creole vocabulary,
have veins and blood mn them.
They are, in other words, liv-
ing. They are full of our past,
our history. ..
To suggest that wutless is
worthless Is lazy, but is mn addi-
tion, somethmng-ftr worse than
lazy. This easy flipping over as it
were, nught be akin to the vio-
lence my cousin visited upon
our billy goat, with its long
horns. It might be somehow
central to why, today, there is
violence, and so much of it, in
our country, in its capital espe-
cially. I am going to stop short
of telling you what wutless and
what bi gety mean. I'll say
though t at our very own lan-
8.uage needs its very own dic-
tionaries. Shillmng and another
scholar have produced one
which I missed the opportunity
to buy.
Patty Glinton-Meicholas, who
confesses that she loves words
so much that she reads the dic-
tionary, is too well aware that
Our words are missing from
Oxford and Webster.
I tell you, there is a great gap
between wutless and worthless,
between biggety and bigoted.
Perry Christy and that ZNS

here, are as near as the two
sides of a fish or a pancake. You
merely have to turn them over-
They suggest that biggety and
bigoted are the same pancake,
the same fish. Appreciating how
great this gap is, Glinton-Mei-
cholas, for herself and us and
fro lthne oladmihas wit n
laced with humour, this book is
very serious business. This book
is an attempt to bridge that gap
between wutless and worthless.
Sheproide deiniiys fo
expressions. She provides us
with what can become stan-

IN ACCEPTING Kennedy MP Kenyatta
(;ibson'~s official resignation from the PLP -
malell in thle House yesterday at its first meeting
alterl theI Christmas recess Opposition Leader
Pcrly Chr11istie said he intends to deal with Mr
cGibson,'s decfection in the best interest of his

l.110 plans to treat it as an internal matter
and1~ will say~ no more publicly until he has dealt
with it within his party. In the meantime, how-
evecr. Mrll Christie is determined to call for Mr
(;ibson's resignation as an MP, and demand a
W'e really don't understand what Mr Christie
moonals when he says he intends to deal with the
Kennedy MP's resignation as an internal matter.
In fact the cause of the upset has already flown
t he coop. He has removed himself and the
internall matter" from Mr Christie's jurisdic-
lion. and has left no carcass over which to hold
a1 post" mortem.
It seems that the best interest of the party
would be for Mr Christie to wish Mr Gibson
wecll. and get back to the business of mending
thec many broken fences within the PLP.
Pea~ch~d on these fences we see several vultures
Icady to pounce
Mir Christie will be hard pressed to make
hlis demlland for Mr Gibson's resignation stick.
Whyl. hle can't even look to the Westminster
!splem to, provide him with a precedent. That
;Incienlt system has a history of political floor
w~alkers. For example, the late Sir Winston
CA llclh~emsin_;pthriibe~msgriil and delightful' of
tlcthen :AF, Wys is:kdi~tedst the House of Com-
m~offs lis ri'Tory iri` 900. Four years h~t~er, he
crosred the floor and nestled in the bosom of the
i therall Par-ty, where he remained for another 20
!ears. During this time he had some very
uncom~lplimentary things to say about the Tories
;Indc its leaders.
"I am what I have always been a Tory
Democratt" he once said. "Force of circum-
stances has compelled me to serve with anoth.
er party."
In 1924 he crossed the floor again, returning
to, thle Tories and uttering one of his many
1:nnou~ls lines: "Anyone can rat, but it takes a cer-
lainl ingenuity to re-rat."
hir Christie told the House that the Kennedy
sent belongs to the PLP. "The people of
Keclnnedy did not intend for that seat to be rep-
re~sented by an Independent. They meant for
thlat seat to be represented by the PLP."
No political party owns any constituency in
this country. The constituency is owned by the
people. This is now a matter between Mr Gib-
;onI and his constituents. Mr Christie and his
'ar ty. if they believe in democracy, are pre-

sumptuous to think otherwise.
Mr Christie either has a bad memory or lacks
an analytical mind. He fails to see the relation-
ship of similar incidents.
In 1984, when then prime minister Sir Lyn-
den Pindling got wind of his and Mr Ingraham's
plan to resign from cabinet over the handling of
the commission of inquiry report into drug
smuggling, he beat them to the draw and fired
them. They were then denied a party nomina-
tion to contest the 1987 election. The two men
decided to offer as Independents, and with the
FNM agreeing not to oppose them, they won
handily as Independents the first indepen-
dents to do so under party government in the
If we fellow Mr Christie's present argument
against Mr Gibson, when the Christie con-
stituents in 1987 elected him as an independent
he had no right to change his political affiliation
without a bye-election. But there was no bye-
electi n
In 190 when Sir Lynden offered Mr Christie
a seat in his cabinet, Mr Christie was only too
hapy o etrntohis PL ros
hHe ws qucl worn bacrko it the PLP cab-
inet, a true blue PLP after a short six-year
absence. Still no call for a bye-election.
At the time a critic obviously one of those
who had elected him as an Independent and
felt betrayed accused Mr Christie of bemng
like a "dog returning to his vomit." Mr Christie'
overcome by emotion at being back mn the seat
of power, sent a message at a PLP rally to his
critic: "Take this word back from me. For the
love, for the emotional support that these peo-
ple gave me, I wBl swim mn the vomit.
It took ingenuity for Sir Winston to "re-rat."
But Mr Christie was prepared to use good old
Bahamian breast strokes to swim back "in the
A vile thought, but no matter how vile, can't
he see the incongruity now of demanding a bye-
election in the case of Mr Gibson's defection?
Mr Christie at the time of his election did not
believe that his seat belonged to either an inde-
pendent or the FNM. He felt no disloyalty in
leaving his constituents who chose him as an
independent to return as a PLP.
Why should he now take Mr Gibson on a
guilt trip? Can't he see that the two cases are so
similar that they are almost on "all fours." Can't
he see that his present demands, not only lack
precedent, but also lack logic?
As we have said earlier, we think Mr Christie
would be better advised to watch his own back
as he prepares to go into convention in a few
weeks time. Mr Gibson can take care of himself.

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Tribune Staff Reporter

A GROUP of environ-
mentally conscious Bahami
ans saved a large loggerhead
turtle from meeting a violent
end when they raised $800 to
buy the animal from a Nas-
sau fisherman over the week-
Unfortunately, officials at
Atlantis who attempted to
rehabilitate the turtle, con-
firmed that despite their best
efforts, she died the next day.
One of those who helped
raise the money is calling on
the government to put the
creatures that do not reach
sexual maturity until the age
35 to be put on a protected
Keith Bishop sent The Tri-
bulne numerous photos of the
female turtle, which he said
he was "'horrified" to discov-
er laid upside down, suffer-
ing in the sun on the Mon-
tagu Ramp on Sunday.

He condemned the treat-
ment of the turtle, claiming
that when she was rescued
she was severely dehydrated.
"I was further dismayed to
see that this mature female
was being offered for sale and
was about to be slaughteredd"
said Mr Bisho .
With the assistance of some
concerned friends, Mr Bishop
raised the $800 sale price for
the turtle
The animal was to be reha-
bilitated after staff at
Atlantis' marine rescue cen-

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THE Progressive Young Liberals are accusing Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham of attempting to take credit for the accomplish-
ments of the PLP.
The youth arm of the opposition PLP said in a statement ve~s-
terday that in his national address last week. Mr Ingraham outlined
a number of initiatives and accomplishments for which he claims the
FNM government is responsible during their first eight months in
"This outline included, among other things. occomplishmentp uch
as the upgrade to the airport, the implementation of maelune-
readable passports and the on-time opening of schools for the
new year," the statement said.
"It is' a known fact that many of the aforementioned accom-
plishments and programmes were actually the workings of the
Proghressv Lbrs iPartytonderntheaCthnsi radmnums ratio .ena,
which is available at www.myplp.com, will confirm this fact.
It said the new machine-readable passport programne was an
accomplishment researched and developed by the former Minister
of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell. and that Deputy Prime Minister
Brent Symonette's contribution was simple "to appear in a pho-
"Il was the Christie Administration's then parliamentary secre-
tary Ron Pinder who oversaw the acquisition of the new garbage
collection trucks to enhance an already burdened but functioning
garbage collection programme. With (new minister of health) Dr
Minnis in office, the collection of garbage has been consistent and
in some cases, absolutely deplorable despite having additional
equipment to do the job. How is it that under the P-LP, more was
done with less?" the group asked.
It added that Minister of Education Carl Bethel "went to great
lengths" to conceal the many problems that hinger in public schools,
which the group said should have been made public and fixed pri-
or to the opening of the school year.
"At a number of schools throughout the country, teachers were
forced to walk off the job, prompting a reaction from the Bahamas
Union of Teachers. Again, the FNM was saying one thing while the
facts showed another story."
The statement noted that work remains incomplete on schools
such as the C W Sawyer Primary School, the All Age School in
Acklins and the Bartlett Hill Primar-y School in Grand Balhama.



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Father Burton: we
need officers who

FATHER Chester Bur-
ton, declaring that drugs
are destroying the people,
told Cat Islanders that
police were their protec-
tors and must have back-
bone and morals.
"We need officers who
will go the last mile of the
way," he said during his
sermon at the force's
annual church service at St
Andrew's AnglicaD
Church in Arthur's Town.
The island's police,
headed by Inspector Philip
Rolle, performed street
drill for the cheering
crowd before the service
Then Inspector Rolle
told islanders that he is
instituting a number of
educational programmes,
including a cadet pro-
gramme, in his fight
against enime-
Officer Cyril Walkes
received an award for
being the most outstand-
ing officer of 2007.
Father Burton was
assisted by retired priest
Father Edward 'Rex' Sey-
mour.1iMeurs was provided
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he was grateful to his friends
and Atlantis for ensuring the
turtle was saved, and he
hopes that "she will survive
and make it back to the beach
to breed."
According to Ardastra
Gardens and Zoo, the log-
gerhead turtle which, at
maturity, can reach 92cm in
length and weigh up to 250
lbs is listed as a "threatened
species" in this country.

The Office of Protected
Resources, which falls under
the US government's Nation-
al Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, states that
the loggerhead's population
is in decline in the numerous
countries, including the
The website says that
"direct harvest" of logger-
heads in this country, in addi-
tion to other countries such
as Cuba and Mexico,
constitutes a "a serious and
continuing threat to
loggerhead (population)
re while, it claims that
the primary threat to the
species which has a range
in the Atlantic extending
from Newfoundland to
Argentina remains "inci-
dental capture in fishing gear,
primarily in longlines and gill-
nets, but also in trawls, traps
and pots, and dredges."
Due to the "highly migra-
tory nature" of the creature,
conservation efforts in some
areas can be "jeopardised by
activities in another," notes
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international conventions and
treaties protecting sea turtles
and their capture is illegal in
many other jurisdictions, it is
legal in the Bahamas "in sea-
"We must sensitise our
people and these turtles must(
be put on the protected list,
Mr Bishop said.
Before added before learn-
ing of the animal's death that

the "'unfortunate incident"
was witnessed by "'a number
of tourists with harsh com-
ments about how we treat our
He speculated that the rea-
son why the turtle had been
brought onto land on a Sun-
day was because there were
"no fisheries officers around
to ask questions.'
While there are numerous

tre agreed to transport and
care for her until she can be
released into the wild, he said.
However. vesterday after-
noon Michelle Liu. vice pres-
ident of Marine Aquarium
Operations issued a state-
ment saying that the` turtle
\vas "in very poor condition
when received and died the
following day.
According to Mr Bishop.

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Freeport man was sen-
tenced to serve two
years in prison on .
Thursday after pleading
guilty in Magistrate's
Court to stealing a
quantity copper
wire from a service tow- '
Jonathan Russell, a
32-year-old resident of
Fawcett Lane, appeared
in court one before
Magistrate Debbie Fer-
steaeig cope 10re,
the property of ZNS 3
Radio, from the service
tower on East Settler's
Way on January 13.
Magistrate Ferguson
sentenced Russell to
two years at Her
Majesty's Prison, Fox
She also fined him
$5,000. Failure to pay
will result in a year
being added to his sen-
The magistrate also
ordered that the
copper wire be returned
to ZNS 3 Radio

Two juveniles were
arrested by police in

separ :e hhsebt aeke
The minors, who are
both 14, are'presently in
soslisct ncu ofceasn with
the investigation into
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zens are grossly kept in the dark
on happenings within govern-
ment. Although
information/knowledge is power,
many Bahamians are ill-informed,
persistently ducked by their ser-
vants (politicians) and hood-
winked by certain corrupt politi-
cal figures whose transgressions
are veiled in secrecy.
It is impossible to have a func-
tional democracy with a dysfunc.

long overdue,
aS politicians
and other pub-
lC OffiCialS
hav~e incessant-

lV Sought to



mer~ce's Meet the Minister forum,
announced that she had received
and was perusing the initial draft
of the Act, which was to be sub-
sequently evaluated by the Cabi-
net and circulated for public con-
sultation before bemng presented
to the 1-louse of Assembly.
Although the AG noted that
she had expected the potential
legislation to be presented to the
House before the end of last year
that did not occur. The govern-
ment must hastily get on with
passing this important legislation!
The government must also
move to repeal the Official
Secrets Act (OSA), passed under
colonial rule In 1911, which
makes it an offence for civil ser-
vants to divulge information
gleaned during their employment,
even after they may have retired
or resigned. Unless repealed, an
OSA co-existing alongside a FOI
Act would be paradoxical as cer-
tain officials will still be tasked
with seeking the go-ahead from
their superiors to speak diluted
trA well-iniformeoa media can
avI.~d ;ilalmily thr-ough informa-
troni. We must never apo ogize
for attempting to report on mnfor-
Inationl that thre public deserves to
know. The media is the watch-
dog that helps citizens to find
ways of approaching and/or ques-
tioning the government. Freedom
of information must be seen as
an essential aspect in moving our
country: forward.



Ilwa~ded to eachl since the PLP

Mr Wisdom also contended
that he could not allow any
reporter to see the files held in
his office, claiming that they
might contain conclusions made
by the Cabinet. However
although the newspaper hard only
asked for information about the
expenditure of public funds, every
conceivable ruse was employed
by Mr Wisdom and his miniistry
to block the disclosure of this
ome time ago, Melanie
Roach (Director of Public
Works) snoot ily dec ar~edt i a lto

was "instituting a personal policy
for the print media," where all
reporters would be required to
submit their questions with their
newspaper letterhead and fax or
hand-deliver it to her office. She
chiimed that she had arrived at
this conclusion because she wrs
misquoted in 177t T,-hribun. Ms
Roach's behaviour is a p~rimne
example of why a FO1 Act is nlee
essary, as she pettily decided to
write her letter because The~ T'ri-
bune wrote a story saying that
she had "declined to comment on
the issue yesterday, claiming that
Thle Tribune has misquoted her in
the past."
Was Ms Roach advocating
that information be funneled
between herself and reporters?
Who does Ms Roach think she is
and from which cloud does she
look down on the journalistic fra-
ternity? How can Ms Roach. who
serves the people, be "'instituting
a personal policy" on their time?
Undoubtedly, an FOI Act
would advance demlocr~acy. force
goverunment officials to, speak
candidly and ftirther the creation
of an informed citizenry. T'his Act
would make the of release public
documents. such as the housing
contracts. obligatory under law.
All ministers and government
officials (our servants) will have
to speak to inquiring and more
empowered journalists.
The first draft of the landmark
FOI Act has been received by
Attorney General Claire Hep-
Last year. Mrs He~pburn. while
speaking at the Chamber of Com-

to be breaking out of the mould,
legislation must also be passed to
ensr ZSs ind pnd nce nt
reporters adhere to the motto of
"swearing to the dogmas of no
master" (Th2e Tribune's motto).
Sadly, because of political flat-
tery and exploitation, several
ZNS reporters/managers (both
past and present) have lost all
credibility that, ris reporters
know, can only be gained in cen-
timeters, but easily lost in kilo-
After leaving ZNS for private
radio, embattled former talk
show host Darold Miller publicly
expressed lus excitement about
bemng "'free. '
"Yes, I have to admit," said Mr

te bt INte ne PL caento ol
er, but I'm free now."
In 2006, both PLP Chairman
Ralynard Rigby and Fox Hill MP
Fred Mitchell had public spats
with the media when they made
comments that were interpreted
as an attempt to muzzle a free
Last year, Philip Davis (PLP
MP for Cat Island, Rum Cay and
San Salvador) threatened the
freedom of the B3ahamian media
when he suggested in the House
of Assembly that punitive action
should be taken against "biased"
media outlets by withholding gov-
ernment advertising.
Even though itis not the place
of the executive to determine
who is. or is not fair and balanced
in the free press. Mr Davis went
on to say that a "commission"
could possibly be set up to deter-
mine the fairness of the media
outlet before government adver-
tising is done. Mr Davis also
accused "the paper" (presumably
Thle Triburne) of fabricating a
housing scandat.
In late 2006. former Housing
Minister Ne~ville Wisdom told the
Nalssau guardiann that Ther Tn-
buner would not be allowed to vis-
it his office to pick up copies of
the names of the individuals who
had been awarded a contract to
build a government house under
the Progressive Liberal Party's
administration. Mr Wisdom's
remarks came in response to a
letter, sent by Thle Tribune to the
Ministry. which had inquired
about the development of subdi-
visions, specifically the names of
contractors and the number


be2hebeasois of uro ter mrnrs
the very first object should be to
keep that right, and were it le~ft for
me to decide whether we should
harve government without news-
papers or newspapers wLithlout a
government, I shouldnot hesitate
a moment to prefer the latter.

hhese are the words
of Thomas Jeffer-
son, the third US
president, who was
pitilessly assailed by the press,
yet hie took his criticism with dig-
The Bahamas is an "informa-
tion poor" country, where citi-


rl~ltl~~~,l:I1~II~1 3 =Y1 :Irlrll


tional press, therefore the pas-
sage of a Freedom of Informa-
tion (FOI) Act is pivotal to main-
taining the highest standards of
transparency and accountability,
and eliminating much of the
secrecy currently shrouding our
government ministries/depart-


In 200)7, the introduction of a
FOI Bill was promised by the
FNM government in the Speech
f'rom the T'hrone following their
electoral victory. 'The government
promised to strengthen and deep-
en our democracy by making
information available to the
media, disclosing all agreements
with foreign investors, regularly
reporting to the public on the
state of the country and uphold-
ing a code of ethics for ministers
and MPs.
freedom of Information
FActs give citizens the
legal right to information held by
the government, and creates a
mechanism by which this infor-
mation canl be received. However'
sometimes there are: exceptions
to the publishing of certain "sen-
sitive" national security informa-
toThe US created a FOA in
19)66 that applies to all federal
agencies. Agencies are requ red
to comply with pu lic sod cta-
tions for information, and are
subject to penalties for doing oth-
Ter\ UK followed in 2000) with
an Act that gives citizens the' right
to ask; for, and be given, infor-
mation held by a public authority.
A F0l Act is long overdue, as
politicians and other public offt-
cials have incessantly sought to
create a totalitarian society by
manipulating the press, setting up
sleuths to attack the media and/or
trying to suppress information via
propaganda tools such as ZNS.
Although reporters at the Broad-
casting Corporation finally seem

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"If Someone brings in 10,000
gunS I call it treasoH; if SOB1CORC
does anything that should cause
destarbjiliation itn the country itt
Should be considered as an act
Of treSi~iOR.n

Bishop Simeon Hall

do wha~t they can. We all have ~~
a moral responsibility to do .I -r
our part," he said.
Bishop Hall said the Crime
Council will do all it can. "I 14',i"I*:
you give you my word that -ed
youL will see a completely dif- i1 ?
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Simoni Hlall has called for
though penltis a gains dru g~LL~CIS
He stressed that the prolil-
cratrion of illegal drugs and
guns is fuellinlg the "natioinal
crime dileimma' in the
Bishop Ha1ll serves als chair-
manI of the Na~tional Adu sory
C council on C~rimc.
gu f sonlcon big n 1(,(
one does anything that should
cause destabilization in the
country it should~ be conisid.
ered as an act of treasonl" he
Bishop Hlall met with pu~s-
tors. commnunity leaders anld
police ofrficerls in CGrand
Bahamia on I nesday to dis-
cuss the council'ss mnissionl and C
to ge su ge ioms and le"on>

against criue.
'Ihe m~ailability oif gunx in
Bahamianr society wa~s onei of
the major concerns raised at
~l tIneC1~ t Ing, I I tllw PlII
Queen's Hlighway.
A local pastor said it
appears that members of' pub-
lic have easy l access to gunls
andmknow where: to go to get

Hx enddedn tat lit senn th
shult down tII hs weperationls..

thal we ar Ile se~rious abol~ut
crime undi perp~ctrators must.
know thatl if calught thIEy will
face se~riours pena~lties we
hv t st~nd~ a message," said
Rev Sobig kemnp sa~id thart
the breakdlown of the family
unit is the m~ai~ cause of c~rime

I-le be~lievsc that~ pa\lrents

Should be hC l ne~' co I`~untalble
for any~ a iminail lc~ts commllit
ted by their children.
He has also, reconunnded
the implleme~ntatlion of a victim
coml'pensationl law. undi cc
\\hich~ gmanual~; is woulld be
Icsponsibcl(, in ayn lg cl:m-
agecs to victims ofr thec famiily of

li~ alia1nus is p~i IsentIly rea;pi ng
trhe honest of ne~glect.
avarice, greedl andct corrup,-

tu if remind ech~cl of' you tha;t
this narionial nightmare of
c~irnc and modellcm which we
now face~ dlid niot happenl
ovlcrnigcht andll 11 w\ill not he
solved~c mo\rniabt,"' he said.
13ishop, H1al notedc thatl sta-
14its ~lilcs 11how that ) mos einel
committed In the country is
r-elatedI to drugs atnt guns.
He said parents mustI be
,awar~c of w'hatl their c~hildlren
are doing or involved in.
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01 (Ltutohrnt aunru 11181' 011
Independence Drive Phone: 341-4055 eb

mluhr ad a eside
of Wulff Road will be held
e on Saturday 2:00 p.m. at
All Saints Anghican Church
Jloan's Heights South Beach. Rev. Father Sebastian
Camnpbell D.D. assisted by Rev. Father Carlton Turner
W~ill offic~iate. Interment will follow in the Old Trail
Cemneter-y Abundant Life Road.

Cherished memory are held by, his loving wife,
Sandra Neely; 3 daughters, Felicia and Angela Neely
andi Indiera; 2 sons, Ronald and Derrick; 3 sisters,
N~urse Annis Neely, Daisy Cartwright and Lillian
Johnson:; 4 brothers, Limon, Whyon, Renald and
Jolln Neely,; 4 auntS, Rowena Hudson. Frances and
Mer~yl Johnson and Frances Wilson; 1 uncle, Limon
Neely: nieces and nephews including, Rochelle,
Kino, Jermaine, Latoya, and Scott Neely, BishopS
Victory and Moses Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Tamara
Hamnilton and Carla Nottage; 1 daughter-in-
law,Clemnentina Hamilton; 1 son-in-law, Allen
Serapats: 8 sisters-in-law, Kayla, Christine, Renae,
Gw~endolyn Neely, Rev. Angoela Rolle, Regina Kelly,
Donna Hamilton and Rachael Cleare; 2 brothers-
in-law. Olander Cartwrigoht and Nekita Hamilton;
other relatives and friends include, Rosetta Hudson,
Ma~jorie Pedican, Lucille Munnings, Alfred and
Chriistopher Neely, Lynden Johnson, Staff of Global
United and the entire communities of the Bl~uff
Eleuthera and Wulff Road.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE
on Friday from 11:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday from
10:30 to 12:30 p.m. and at the Church from 1:00
Sp.m. to service time.

#10 Palmetto Avenue &( Acklins Street
R.O. Box N-3572
Nassau, BahamaS
Tel: (242) 326-5773



formerly of Orange Creek. Cat Island, will be held on Saturday,
January 19th, 20j08, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Andrew's Presbyterian
Kirk, Princess Street. Officiating will be Rev. David Searle.
Cremation follows.

She is survived by three daughters, Teresa, Kaylene and Tawanda
Armbrister; two sons, Tyrone and Meko Wallace; mother, Merlene
Burrows-Stubbs; father, Leroy Glass; five brothers, Jeffrey, Wilbert,
Gpl 2376 Stubbs, Herschel and Cardinal Stubbs; five sisters,
Carolyn, Mary, Kennymae, Delcena and Kizzy Stubbs; (WO
grandchildren, Teliah and Karan Glass; sixteen nephews, Allan,
Jeremy, Keto, Donavon and Devon Stubbs, Jarleel Cole-by'
Jenonne, Kirkwood Jr., Rodney, Leeroy, Shaquille and Desronne
Newbold, William, Samuel Jr., Marvin Jr., and Marion; eight nieces,
Nurse Jennifer, Ashkell, Edwarda, Jefferia, Regire, Tamika, Cyleste
.and Tanay; one son-in-law, Patrick Armbrister; two sisters-in-law,
Sharon and Tanya Stubbs; two grandaunts, Loretta Butler and
Diana Uightbourne; one aunt, Naomi Burrows; one granduncle,
Thomas Lightbourne; grandnephew, Albrino Munroe; other rela-
tives and friends including, Nurse Michelle Caine, Annabella
Stubbs, Nurse Monique Hutchinson, Emily Newbold, Portia, Susan
anrd Oliame Newbold, Able Seaman Elnora, Clementina Nixon '
Sheena Burrows, Shawn Burrows, Frank and Revis Rolle, Allan
Stuart and family, Olivia Bowles and Family, Evelyn Burrows and
family, Cora Ann Burrows, Beautiny King, Rev. Zephaniah
Newbold, Hawkins Hill Community and the Staff of Princess
Margaret Hospital.

Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold
Brothers Chapel, Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street, off Market
and East Streets, on Friday from
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until
service time.

e, ~c~b~rr~sw, uj~rro~cirlu/i~icr~gi
~nd ~k~c~nrolbac;c~ ~miBd`

In Loving Memory of nS

I'lnr "Bar1ios" CRl1Ol
Novemlberlat laws119F Jcuinar~ v Sth~ `soo7 I

lI~i Only Take~s .Thle Bes~t if

God saw they~ wer~e their happiest andl somleoln I
would nlot let- that be. So He pu~t hris armis around I
them and whispered "Comle w~ith M~e" .

With tear filled eyes w!e watched tleml, su rfe and
fade away. A~lthoulghl we lovedi theml deeplyl, We
could not m~ake themn stayi.

A goldeni heart stopping beating, hard wor-king
hands put to r~est. God broke ouri hearts to pr-ove i
to uis, 110 only takes thie best.

"U;one )ult not orgo cn"

M~issedl by: H~is loving wvife Landita, thiiree

da ahtr Ilitnn nIliiin nuar Dwn~i;
glaldllltlel. lull nc l ic d

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JI .:"13SMITH, 62

;Ikr~of Flamingo Gardens and
Formerly of George Town,
Exuma will be held on
Sunday January 20th, 2008 at
~~;~p .1 :00am., At Good News
u:-~'Seventh Day Adventist
Church, Flamingo Gardens.
Officiating will be Pastor
Hugh A. Roach, Assisted by Rev. Alfred Brown. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

She is survived by her 7 Children: Deanka Edwards, Bridgette
Wilson, Rolando G~reene, Antonio Greene, Dornica Gilette,
Shandol Moss, and Lakesha Higgins; (Adopted Sons) Peter
Scavella and Warren Cox, John Nixon; 3 Sisters, Renee Smith,
Judith Smith and Yvonne Sturrup-Wallace; 2 Brothers Gary
and Ken Smith; 183 Grandchildren, Jamnal Stubbs, Philip M.
Cooper li, Charisse Greene, Trinere Lynes, Jameka Taylor,
Wayden Wilson, Dominique Bain, Rolando Wilson, Antonio
Greene Jr., Kyshanti Beckford, Camneron Greene, Kishna Curtis,
Barnique Gray, Isaiah Greene, Jacob Greene, Anthony Greene,
Michael Gillette Jr., Keshawn Minnis; 3 Gr~eat Granldchildren
Taylan Greene, Caleb Greene, Ashanti Stubbs; Stepmother,
Delores Smith; 3 Aunts, Effle Smith Sawyer, Luctile Smith-
Bain and Rosalie Smith-Dillett; I Uncle, Ambrose Smith; 3
Daughters-in-Law, Latayna Greene, Kathy Greene and Tasneem
Moss; 3 Sons-In-Law, Mark Wilson and Michael Gillette;
Numerous Cousins Including The Children of Effie Smith-
Sawyer, Lucille Smith-Bain and Rosalie Smith-Dillette; Special
Friends Berlie Major, Eleanor Stubbs, Rosie Strapp and Robert
Balin; Family In Christ, Pastor Hugh A. Roach and Good News
Seventh-Day Adventist Church; Other Family and Friends,
Frit~z Spence of Pennsylvania, Harvey Taylor of Fayetteville,
Arkansas, John Nixon, Marilyn Meeres, Jennifer Mangra &
Family, Nena Fawks, Ingrid Kerr &r Family, Tracey Godet &
Family, ICerzner International Corporate Oi~fice, Robinhood
Family, Bank of The Bahamas, SAC Class of 1978, K.F.C.
Faulily, Bahamian C'hicken. Atlantis Reef, Castaway Restaurant'
Pizza Hut, Ulniversity of Arkansas Athletic Departmnent, Keshe
Roach, Cheryl Fergusonl, Mr. &r Mr~s. Cooper & Family, Clar-ise
Williams, Ricardo Stubbs, Marie &~ Dwayne Murray, Evelyn
Rodgers &( Christopher Thompson, Cleomi &( K~im C'ollimore
and others too numerous to mention.

Viewcinrg will be held at T'he Irenic Suite Restvirie Memror~ial
Mortuary And( Crematorium, Robinrsor & Soldlier Road on
Saturday January 19, 2008 from 10:00 am to 6:00 prrm and
ont Surnday fromr 9:30amr until service time at thte churrchr.



I've paid my obt toaociett,

be punished?" Mr Polydor
"I just want a fair chance,
because it's easy to pick up a
gun or sell drugs. I really want
to do things right," he added.

Ienta frt liteof toh nDT ro
tocols, and comment on the
matter, were not retprned up
to press time last might.

Queen'S Staircase
FROM page one 5
in the mornings before tourists
arrive, which cannot clean the
entire site.
"Tourists ar~e always coming
down you know, snapping their
pictures, and I hear them talk
ig abut ewdirt v heidplac i
already made reports to the
depalrtment of environmental
health, but each time she calls, -..
she is told that they will look intosh *** ..dhlte\llloir I~ ~ :~;

Cleaning staff was formally
saasne dat heRQu men's Stair
about a year this has not been
the case and a private company
only comes weekly.
"They need to station some-
body through here for the clean
lines of the area," emphasized
Mrs Rolle.
There is also a bathroom at
the location, explained Mrs
Rolle, which is not always
staffed. Visitors, consequently,
atm often unable to use the f~acil-
When Th~e Tribun~e contacted
the A (Hng a 1sto of Enverton
about the issue, he said that his
d~epalamnt in an emplo e
Queen's Staircase.
The individual is responsible
for maintaining the bathroom
facilities, along with sweeping up
the lower area of the staircase,
said Mr Sweeting. The sweep-
ing, he continued, is supposed to
occur daily.
The workers that service the
area weekly are sent by the

FROM page one

Brother Reinhart, helping to cre-
ate people with character is one
or ts mamt hs always been
about formation of character
andicritical thintn nabill es
together in a tightly knit com-
mulnity, they can return to their
'"vn tc nunutliesakdthie own

ence and build community
where they are living," said
Brs rhR ad Sai Baker were
the first Bahamians to attend
thethMin esota- asd university
late Tribune publisher, Sir Eti-
enne Dupuch, who in 16
received an honorary D.Litt
degree from his alma mate /Ltd ~
the same cerebuoty Um hce

Antiquities and Monuments
department, explained Mr
Sweeting. This department along
with environmental health have
dual responsibility for keeping
the area clean.
Since T'he Tribulne brought the
matter to the attention of his
department, Mr Sweeting said
that he has instructed the super-
visor responsible to further inves-
11 lithcealc AIni Omar Archer
has also called on government
to n st striro into t forgot
appealing to the thousands who
Successive governments, he
said, have ignored the "forgot.
ten" part of our tourism prod-
"'Someone needs to maintain
the area," added Mr Archer,
who suggested that government
allow artists to make carvings
into the stone walls, which would
bring additional value to the

"ilendingt St Bnned cts. Bt
schools are recognized as among~ i
the top 100 universities in thel.!

settenddst J "s andwnhowalvse,
ip Minnesota, said he regardslr
whe perd nrms w9 rto20t0h5,
Bahamas, as the first phase of,
the relationship. i
However, it is now the taslyd
dftet eaumrn tasso ia lon od
the meatitnship w ll be. w
A part of this, he said, is to
htave discussions with studentsS?
nat mhs ev cyornent, so that'
make their contributions to '
issues of national concern, such";r
as health care. Mr Wallace also n
hopes to invite elder statesmen ii
in the country to Minnesota to. I
participate in these discussions.:
Alumni Chairman Basilrni
Christie said yesterday that his..r
group is calling on all "iJohn- wu
nies --tgractuate of th chohol t;
Executive Printers to attend a;:
gala7 celebration being planned
for the weekend.
Father Mel Taylor, pastor ofi
Sacred Heart Church, is the last
nmonk remaining at Stid
Augustine's Monastery after the,,
Oeparture of his confreres 'ini

in the Bahamas

Of 150 year
was awarded an honorary LL.D.
Eugene Dupuch, OC. a
renowned attorney. legislator
aannd bothe tof i nEtene a

received a teaching and English
degree at the school. and also
Po tbal long Beah~atnas in
school is named after him.
Among other prominent
Baharnians who attended he

minister Pierre Dupuch; Lou
Adderley, the late president of
St Augustin'e~s College: Ed
Fields, senior vice president at
Kerzner International; Princ'e
Wallace, businessman; Rev
Monsignor Preston Moss, and

Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043/1(242)394-8047
Pagers: 340-8043/340-4424/ 340-8034* Fax-(242)34-04

11-A East Coral Road, P.0, Box F-4312
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 373-1471 Fax: (242) 373-3005
Page 340-8043

Criminal record ans fter af tree:

FROM page one
ing on the Discoverer Three
for over two years, Mr Poly_
dor said his previous convic-
tion will now cost him his cur-
rent job, and deny him being
able to feed his young family
"I've been working there for
the past two years now, and
they want to just take that
away. How am I to survive? I
have three children to feed.

affectionately called

Student stabbed

FROM paeone ~L

from the previous day.
Absalom's sister said she is very disappointed with how thel
school handled the situation, and criticised the DW Davis admin-
istration for not sending a teacher with the ambulance carrying her
brother to hospital.
"They only sent a minor with the ambulance, not a teacher, not
a guidance counsellor. What if my brother had died on the way to
htelhospital, they wouldn't have evendknown. Ihthink his shows how'
However, Principal Stubbs said that when Absalom's family,
was contacted about the attack, the boy's mother told the school t
send her son in the ambulance and she would meet him at theL.
hospital. He also said that because the attack did not happen on
school premises, it was technically not the responsibility of a
teacher or a guidance counsellor to accompany the ambulance. p
Mr Stubbs said that Abraham is not known for fighting at DW
Davis, but added that the boy's mother last year requested the
school's assistance in sending Absalom to the Youth Empowerment
and Skills Training Institute (YEAST) in Andros. 119
Mr Stubbs, however, said it would not have been fair to recom-T
mend Absalom for YEAST, as he did not show the same rebellious
behaviour at school which he reportedly displayed at home.
The DW Davis campus, Mr Stubbs said, is generally considered
to be one of the safest among government schools.

Catholic university president

for celebration

psychiatrist, Dr Timothy
'Our mission statement is to
oene h fbic ornhomunitt
So we are always trying to think
of what the next generation
ne sulande pasing on eoaion
ple to make their own way in
the world," said Brother Rein-

ha holarships are set aside
especially for Bahamian stu-
dents to attend St John's. When
the monks realizebthat there
were not enough men to staff
St Auguttine's priory, said
Brother Reinhart, property was
sold by the church to create an
endowment for education.
This has created direct finan-
cial support for St Augustine's
College, and also funding for
gBahamasns wtho wanltl o attn
Benedict. its female counterpart.
Additionally, St John's director
of international student recruit-
nment comes to the Bahamas
twice yar, tohrecri e t

Sdom Ri9 haterraduates

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~these medi-

~WOrth the

Dr. Delon Brennen

cially for measuring medicines
OTC cough and cold prod-
ucts include decongestants,
expectorants, antihistamines.
and cough suppressants.
"Where parents and chil-
dren will particularly get into
trouble is that because (very
young children) don't respond



at the thlh Annual Cacique Awards for
Avvy, whose full name is Wendell Avione
KB collected the award along with co
wr~iter Salmuel Heastie for the song, "Civ-
ii Serva~nt," at the 10th Annual Cacique
Award. This year, his team enters the
finals with the shame-themed, "Toters.
Funky D makes his first appearance as
a People's Choice finalist. The stirring
medley, "Smokey's Tribute" captured the
emotions of voters. The veteran performer
recorded the song in memory of the late
great Bahamian singer, Smokey 007.
In the gospel category, one finalist is
also making a repeat appearance. April
Cartwright made the finalist list for the
second consecutive year.
Also in the* category's finals are the
Apostolic Mass Choir and one of the
Bahamas' most enduring gospel reggae

arnd junlk; noo rIoups Chlristiaun Mulssive:
song~s at the Cu~ciqlue Awa~rds ceremony
andc the winner is namelcd near the end of
thle eveningi. The 12thi Anllnu Cacique
Awardcs will b~e heldl on Feblruary I aIt 8plnl
inl the Ra;inlforest Theat~lre at( thle Wyndham~n
Na~ssunl Rcso~rt.

Thle Water Avvy
Smokey's Tribute Funlky D)
Tote:rs -- KB andth~te Stmgl
Gospel Category
I Like Gospel Christian Massive
Never Stop Praising the Lord
Apostolic Mass Choir
*On the Rock April Cartwright

Familiar fa';ces andc voices ha~ve landed d
finalist spots in the Tifth annuallil PCople'S
Choice A\wards.
'The awardl'c schemlle wa's clentedc by the
Ministry of Tlourismu to recogniise and
enlcoqUget~ the "invo;luabhle contrlib~utionls"
ndturi~ oiismn. Banse on a list of movst
played an~ud most requellsted songs from l
radio sta~tionis aroundc the country. the
public votes for their favourite song that
has been released in the: past year.
The artist andl songwrier that receive
the most votes are awarded thie prize at
the Cacique Awards ceremony.
Music sensations Avvy and K(B and the
Sting are once again among the three
finalists in the secular music category.
Both entertainers have won the coveted
competition in p~reviouls years. The song
"Ghost Move" won the award for 2006

as quickly, there's a tempta-
tion to give more medicine,"
said Dr Davis Persse, Hous-
ton's public health officer.
"Then you get into the range
where you get the side effects,
and there have been some
tragic consequences for that,"
he told Houston-based
Click2Houston.com news.
Following the FDA's Octo-
ber advisory, Dr Delon Bren-
nen, Consultant in paediatric
emergency medicine at
Princess Margaret Hospital
said that a review of available
health care literature and peer
position statements by doctors
in the Bahamas pointed to the
conclusion that there did not
appear to be any distinguish-
able health benefits from the
use of these medicines in the
Bahamian paediatric popula-
tion. "Prescribing these med-
icines is not worth the associ-
ated risks," he said.

Tribune Staff Reporter
Parents should not adminis-
ter over-the-counter cough
and cold medicines to children
under the age of two, as doing
so could lead to serious and
potentially life-threatening
According to a release
issued by the US governmen-
t's Food and Drug Adminis-
tration yesterday, a broad
spectrum of side effects can
result from the consumption
of over-the-counter (OTC)
cough and cold products by
children in this age category.
"They include death, con-
vulsions, rapid heart rates, and
decreased levels of conscious-
ness," said the statement.
This latest Public Health
Advisory takes the FDA's
concern over such medicines
to a new level, following on
from a statement issued by the
administration in October
claiming that they should not
be given to children under six.
The agency continues to
investigate the effects of OTC
medicines in children in the
two year to 11 year age cate-
gory and intends to issue an
advisory relating to the safety
of the medicine for these chil-
dren in the near future, fol-
lowing a review of data.
Pending the outcome of this
review, the FDA recommends
that any parent that chooses to
administer OTC products to
children in that age range
*follow the dosing instruc-
tions on the label
understand that such
drugs do not cure or shorten
the~ duration of the common
*only use measuring spoons
or cups that come with the
medicine or those made espe-

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ts drawn from event
and representatives
lian corporate and
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nature 36 holes of
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teams competing
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ament guests will be
a host of festive par-
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y Ocean Club's sis-
rty, Atlantis, Par-
Id resort, during the
of competition,"' said
.sers in a statement,
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presented by Jor-
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MICHAEL JORDAN takes a~swing at his fourth annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational golf tournament
held at One & Only Ocean Club Golf Course, Bahamas.

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TOP celebrities from the
Wil of ph t ado;=er For
once again for four days of
competitive golf and exclusive
events at the seventh annual
Michael Jordan Celebrity Invi- ''Th
national at the Ocean Club T
IsadGolfdCourse on Paradise place
The event kicked off on rathe
Wednesday and will benefit
several causes, including the Janu;
James R Jordan Foundation,.
the Butch Kerzner Memorial in t
Fund and Ronald McDonald Baha
Houses of North Carolina, as
well as charities chosen by the Para<
tournament's top competitors.
Since the MJCI began in ISlani
2000, more than $3.7 million
has been raised for charity and H100e
it has become one of celebrity
golf's most popular events.
The Paradise Island WVOr~t
Tourism Development Asso-
ciat'ion (PITDA) has signed CRUSC
on as this year's presenting
spoh~sor. Other major spon-
sors include Jordan
BPart i iats in this year'sMi
tournament include sports Celebrity-
stars Brandi Chastain, Julius tion presel
Erving, Derek Jeter, Mario national,
Lemieux, John Smoltz, Mike celebrity ~
Piazza and John McEnroe as participan
well ias entertainment person- sponsors I
alities Dave Annable, Angie of Baham
Everhart, Stephen Baldwin, local corm
Don Cheadle, Cuba Gooding, The las
Jr and Stone Phillips among event fe;
others. celebrity
"The Paradise Island celebrity
Tourism Development Asso- against on
ciationi and its member prop- person scr
erties on Paradise Island are 'Tourn~
thrilled to be the presenting treated to
sponsor of this prestigious ties ane
event ahd are honored to be One&Onl
supporting such charitable ter prope
causes," said William adise Islan
Naughton, chairman, of the four days c
association. the organi
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ward to hosting my frieridls at Nick Can
the Ocean Club Gyf Course," Pussycat
said Michael Jordan. and DJ Al
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be in January than in the include tl
Bahamas, on Paradise Island, reception
raising money for some very dan Branr
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Tribune Business
BAHAMIAN business
owners and senior manage-
ment personnel were yester-
day urged to "figure out
strategies" for letting employ-
ees and the wider public
know they did not have access
to, or carry, large amounts of
cash, in order to protect

ratdbyare :";d robr
kidnapping ordeal suffered
last weekend by a major
Bahamian insurance execu-
tive, Dionisio D'Aguihar, the
Chamber of Commerce's
president, described the
episode and potential threat
posed by criminals to leading
businessmen as "extreme y
troubling" and a "nightmare .
"I'thin businessmen have
to take the necessary steps to
let their staff know that while
omeymapy bh bi man in
access to any cash," Mr
D'Aguilar told The Tribune.
"For your own personal
safety, send the message that
you have no access to the
company's cash."
He added that he made
sure this was the case with his
SEE pae siX

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be placed in path of action to appoint
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ability to bring case in current form


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Tribune Business Editor
THE $320 million Four Sea-
sons Emerald Bay Resort's
receivers yesterday told The
Tribune they were "in the clos-
ing stages" of finding a buyer
for the troubled resort, and
would know the outcome in
about a month's time.
Russell Downs, a UK-based
partner in the Pricewater-
houseCoopers (PwC) account-
ing firm, who with Bahamian
PwC partner Wayne Aranha
is acting as the Exuma prop-
erty's receiver, said: "'We've
entered, I think, the final
stages. We're moving forward
with a number of bidders, and
holiefully will close out a sale
before too much longer-
"I do thin we're in the clos-
ing stages. We'll know where
we are in the next four weeks,
I imagine."

acknowledged that the global
banking system's
liquidity/credit crunch, which
has made it difficult for both
investors and borrowers to
access debt financing both at
all and at the right price had
impacted the Four Seasons
Emerald Bay Resort's sale.
"Inevitably, it's narrowing
and disqualifying some of the
bidders," he added. "But those,
with liquidity are still in the ~

Mr Downs said there were
a number of factors the
receivers had to consider in
selecting a buyer, "but
inevitably we've got to get the
best possible price mn the cir-
He added that "everyone is
hoping it can be concluded as
quickly as possible, me includ-
SEE page five

Any sale of the troubled
resort will be welcome news
for the island of Exuma and
its economy, as the Four Sea-
sons Emerald.Bay Resort acts
as its anchor property.
~While the Four Seasons-
managed hotel component has
continued to operate, The Tri-
bune has been told that real
estate sales at Emerald Bay,
so vital to the resort complex's
future, both in terms of prof-
itability, cash flow and financ-
ing infrastructure, have come
to a virtual standstill.
No buyers are willing to
commit given the uncertainty

over the Four Seasons Emer-
ald Bay Resort's future and its
ownership going forward.
Information reaching The
Tribune suggested that the
PwC receivers conducted an
auction of the resort on
November 27, 2007, but Mr
Downs denied this.
He added: "We invited peo-
ple to submit their interest, and
dealt with a number of bids as
a resultt" He said he was
unable to identify any bidders,
or who might be the front-run-
ner, due to confidentiality
Mr Downs, though,

* Government in talks
with lowest bidder on
$90m Ne~w Providence
Road Improvement
contract, and hoping
work to start in 60 days

firums submit bids
* Project costs to rise
to over $130m from
original $52m, with
further $20-$30m
needed for extra works

Tribune Business Editor
THE New Providence
Roa Ipmvement Pm jc '
to reach $131 million, com-
pared to the originally bud-
geted $52 million, The Tri-
bune has been told, with the
Government hoping to con-
clude contract talks with the
lowest bidder this month and
begin work within 60 days.
Dr Earl Deveaux, minister
of works and transport, said
four companies had submit-
ted bids in the region of $90
million for the Infer-Ameri-

Tribune Business Editor
Authority (GBPA) licensees
yetrdau 'aid tte ivereh"not
appomnt a public trustee for the
GBPA, despite losing at the
first hurdle in their court bat-
Supreme Court Justice
Neville Adderley ruled that the
Freeport Property Owners and
Licensees Association had no
ability to bring its legal action
against the GBPA, Prime Min-
ister and Attorney General,
because it had applied to ~be
formed as a limited liability
company without the use of the
word 'limited' in its title.
This, Justice Adderley foundd.
meant that the Association
could only be incorporated once
the minister responsible, in this
case the attorney-general, grant-
ed its licence. No such licence
had been granted to the Asso-
ciation, meaning that it was not
incorporated, and thus had no
ability to bring the case or sue.
Christopher Lowe, the ex-
Grand Bahama Chamber of
Commerce president who is one
of the driving forces behind the
Association's action, said that
the interlocutory issue raised by
attorneys acting for the GBPA
and the Government over
whether it had the ability to
bring the case, showed there
were parties who did not want

can Development Bank (IDB)
ern et w nowedntgge~do
talks wihhdthe lo t bidr.b
lion already spent on three
projects that had been part of
the project the Charles W
Saunders Highway, Tonique
Williams-Darling H~ighway
and Blue Hills road round-
about and road widening -
the total cost of the IDB-fund-
ed project is likely to reach
around $131 million.
On top of that, Dr Deveaux
SEE page four

the issues it had raised to be
He indicated that the three
defendants were raising objec-
tions and points of law as a way
to 'bog down' the Association's
case and have it thrown out,
thus preventing it from getting
to full trial.
Mr Ldwe told The Tribune:
"Freeport licensees fully expect
to have these sorts of obstacles

thrown in our way. It's quite
common, where anyone is pur-
suing any action against the
Attorney General's Office, for
this sort of thmng to happen.
'There are many parties
interested mn keeping the status
quo in Freeport, but the truth
will out.
"We should be back in court
SEE page four



Emerald Bay 'in closing

of buyer search


Receivers for $320m

property 'will know where
iwe are in four weeks'

Port hecensees

'not giin up

Infrastructure needs place

tax reform on back burner

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CLOSED to the. public effective Monday, Januag~ tist 2008.
Watch for our ads in the newspapers announcing the opening date of
the new location one mile west at the old City; Market Building.

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able customers &d the Nassau Beach Hotel Management & Staff who
have made, the Nassau Bieach Sbarro Location a success over' the pastf
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priorities tprde~al wih,
"Primariily, in the existing
scheme of things, we consider
our existing tax structure to be
onie that has served our needs
andl served us well over tiplee?~
Mr Laing said. _ .
He ~explained that resfordi-
ing the Bahamhian tax struc-
ture, and replacing the existing
customs duty/stampj tax reliant
system, "brings~ witli it raily,
many considerationss", not
least educating the Bahamnian
public and businesses on how
it would :operate.
"With all that we have: to
think about and do in this
country today, that is one thing
that is not being given any
focus at this time by our-
selves,'" Mr Laing added.. i
"We't'e being asked to do so
many things in relation to
International best pradtiices in
financial services, we have
'such enormous infrastructure
demands. the education anid

health systems, to give thought
to a proceSs that~ ivdirld require
such enormous adjustineit .in
'the Gov~elitiment's fin~ances.
'.There are too many [criti-
Scal' things going on for us to
giv serious consideration to
that. It's not Something that
preoccupies us.''
.10 urging the "rogressive
Introductionn, pf a ;VAT or
domestic consumption tax, the
1191?~ backed the Government's
p~ians to simplify the current
imp~lortstamp duty regime, and
improve efficiency .in tax
addriinistr~ation through rech-
nology. tighter customs con-
trols and enhanced-follow-up
~on tax arrears.
,There w eri4also plans to
improve: the collection of real
estate-based taxes and update
the tax base. .,
The IMF said: "The aiuthor-
ities have no near-term plans
for major tax policy changes,
although they noted that they
may eventually need to adopt
a consumption tax or. VAT to
reduce dependence on import
tariffs, defending: on negotia-
tions of regional and interna-
tional trade agreements.
"The Bahiamas has the high-
est average customs tariff rate
among F~und members, and
the authorities are aware of
the potential efficiency gains
4rom adopting a VAT.
"However with a high
import content of consump-
tion, the authetities see the
advantages of a: VAT over
import' tariffs as relatively
small and they are not con-
vinced that these would out-
weigusth csjd dsntlo do
reaching move."
;Mr Laing eirlier this year
said the Government was
looking to introduce ~an Excise
,Tax Act to protect its
unport revenues from being
targeted as.tariff barriers
by various international trade

Tribune Business
Reporter -
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas' urgent infra-
structure and financial regula-
tory needs are the major fac-
tors why the Government has
placed tax reform on the back
burner, the minister of state
for finance telling The Tribune
that social spending needs
meant it was unwise to disrupt
government finances.
Zhivargo Laing confirmed
to the House of Assembly ear-
lier this week that the Gov-
ernment was not looking at
the introduction of a Value
Added Tax (VAT) or a
domestic consumption tax in
the short-term to replace this
nation's import/customs duties
regime, despite encourage-
ment from the International

Monetary Fund (IMF) to do
Mr Laing, in tabling the
IMF's Article IV report, said:
"[IMF] directors welcome the
Government's plans to stream-
line import duty and tax. con-
cessions, and encourage the
Government to consider the
progressive introduction 'of a
value added tax or domestic
consumption tax to replace
trade taxes. The introduction
of VAT or a' domestic tax is
not under active consideration
by the Government."
Explaining why the Gov-
ernment had decided upon this
course of action, despite the
tax reform pressures the
Bahamas was facing from
international trade agreeen~lts
and arrangements such 4s the
World Trade Organisation
.(WTO) and CaribbeainBasia
Initiative's (CBI) reformS, Mr ,
Laing said the NMhi adivinis- '
tration had numerous greater.

SAlthough the proposal was
~in its "preliminary stage" and
'Ptill being' assessed, M~r Laing
said such an Act would still
'allow the Government to col-
lect revenues on imports by
'placing them in an excise
regime, enioving the duties
collected from the definition
of 'tariff' under a trade regime
such as the World Trade
Organisation's (WTO).
"An Excise Tax Act will
take those: items regarded as
dutiable items in a trade
,.regime and, by putting them
in an excise tax regime, this
will, remove them from a
sphere where they are treated
dlde standard barriers .to
trade'," he sid~..
The minister indicated that
the introduction of an Excise
:Tax Act would allow the
15aihithas to protect a substa~n.,
tidi portion of its import duties,
which are currently the largest
revenue earner for the Gov-
In the 2007-2008 fiscal year,
pCustoms duties imposed on
imports are expected to gen l
erate some $605.769~miionl of
the G'overnmient's $b.356 bil-
lion total revenues, or 44.7 per
The Government is also pro..
jecting that it will earn, some
$199.751 million from.s~tamp
duties imposed on imports in
fiscal 2007-2008, meaning that
total import-related taxes wil
equal sbme $80552 million -
59.4 per cent of total public
Yet tariff barriers, such as
unport andecus oms du is,
of the World Trade Organisa-
tioir(WTO), th~e body that sets
and administers the rules for
global trading regimes, and
which the Bahamas is seeking
full membership in. .,
.Import and customs duties
are seen as~ protectionist bar.

riers to trade, and the WTO
and its member states are
seeking their abolition. The
Bahamas has already indicated
it will make concessions in this
area, giving up $10-$14 million
mn taxes on imports European
Union (EU) mn return for pre-
serving duty-free market
access to the EU for its
The major pressure on the
Bahamian tax regime, though,
will come when this nation has
to negotiate a replacement for
the Caribbean Basin Initiative
(CBI) with the US, as this
arrangement is also under
pressure from the WTO
because it is a one-way system
of trade preferences.
To preserve duty-free access
to the US for its exporters, the
Bahamas is likely to have to
reciprocate by removing all
import and tariff barriers on
goods coming into the US.
This will present a major
headache for government rev-
enues, as 85-90 per cent of all
imports coming into the
Ba ams originate from that
As a result, many observers
had argued that the Bahamas
would have to address tax
reform as a matter of urgency,
and examine the feasibility of
adopting a sales or value-
addedi (VAT) tax to replace
lost revenues.

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Tribune Business Reporter
THE Ministry of Tourism will hold a
special Business Marketplace as part of
its National Tourism Week activities, as it
seeks to engage that portion of the com-
Janet Johnson, of the Ministry of
Tourism, told Tribune Business that this is
perhaps the first initiative the Ministry is
having where there can be specific inter-
action between the parties, something
crucial considering the significant impact
that tourism has on the natioil's business
"We really are inviting the business
community to come out and give us their
input as to what we can all do to improve
tourism," she said.
The marketplace will be held on Thurs-
day, January 31, and will be moderated
by the deputy director-general at the Min-

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
If so. call us on 31"-1986
and share your story.

OUR LUCA YA Grand Bahama Island


5,000+ sq ft. total area
4 Bedrooms with 4.5 baths
Master bedroom with dressing area, Jacuzzi
tub and large walk-in closet
Large balconies
Elegantly furnished throughout with a
separate study
Formal dining room
Private elevator
Heated pool and spa overlooking the harbour
Private dock for a yacht up to 75 feet
Dedicated storage and crew areas
Exercise room
Indoor Garage
Private gated entry
Lush tropical landscaping

Rent: $18,500.00 per month net
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Tribune Business
BAHAMIAN realtors are
courtmng the European mar-
ket mn hopes that strong per-
formance of the Euro and
UK against the US$ may

drive a second home market
from that part of the world.
Speaking with Tribune
Business yesterday, Charles
Christie, of CA Christie Real
Estate, said Bahamians ivere
attempting to move in the
direction of mecreasing the
European demand for real
estate in this nation.

But at ,the moment,
he has not seen a major
increase in sales from that
"I think the fact that the
Euro is now so strong is cer-
tainly giving us an edge, and I
think that all of the realtors
are looking at how we can
attract more investment from

that side of the world," Mr
Christie said.
He added that while the US
was still struggling with the
subprime mortgage crisis, and
the implications for the US
economy, which may impact
the Bahamas, he is still opti-
mistic that this nation wIill be
able to ride out the storm.
"'I don't that we will be
affected by the mortgage cri-
sis," Mr Christie said.
BThhem Ito dadadednthatnthe
reputation among persons
who wanted to invest, and
said that those~persons with
the funds available for a sec-
ond home were unlikely to
be affected by the sub-prime
falb uChristie said the
Bahamas does not have any
problems with attracing

investors, but the country has
to work on what it is able to
give to the investor.
"The thing that we have to
ensure is that we don't drive
them away with the level of
crime in the country," he said.
He added that the
Bahamas also had to ensure
there was a general level of
tidyness that would entice a

vistor to make Nassau their
Further, Mr Christie said
that another major concern
was the state of the Bahamas
infrastructure, which needs to
"If we can fix all these
things, than we may have
more investments come in
than we thought," he said.

istry of Tourism, David Johnson, and the
executive: director of the Chamber of
C em can list w ilmboe drawn from the
Government and various other captains
of industry, she explained.
Prior to the panel discussion, there will
also be a special luncheon presentation
by Peter Yesawich of the Y Partnership.
Mr Yesawich will speak on emerging
lifestyles and travel implications for mar-
keting the Bahamas.
Another event that the ministry is asking
the business community to attend is the
Going Public town meeting, which will be
held on the Tom Grant Park at Yellow
Elder Gardens.
Again, Ms Johnson said that this ses-
sion will include various ministers who
will discuss how tourism affects the entire
There will also be a career fair to intro-
duce students to tourism related careers.

Realtors target Euro


pick up

bu er slack


TOUrism. to

engage b sns



't;~T fEtRIBUN)E

Eastern Road Famrip Seek a Pad.M~e
'P.AJ~Ropety Mnger ~

Job Description
Geer~al administrative duties ncluding Calnder
management, travel coordinatin, a penu

Must be flexible to handle spiodl~aneous
Must have excellent IT skills, honed, abso~lutly
conscientious and able to work on own inltlliaie.
Absolute confidentiality is required
Must have a mininmuro 3 years experince as ~
a personalladministrative aspsisant

Please send resume andcontact datals to. .
easternrdfamily~~yahoo.com before January 18.

Only qualified Bahamians candidate need apply.


No. 45 OF 2000


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of
The International Business Companies Act No. 45 of 2000,
RIVIRA INVEST: SA. is in dissolution. The Date of com-
mencement .of dissolution was 10th day of January 2008.
EkabetH A. Smith of Nassau, Bahamas is the Liquidator of

Elizabeth A. Smith


.In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
dissolution as of January 15, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated as 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 177, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator, ,


Mr Djeveimux sa idhe Gov
a >ovmen Pojetand were


Haibr Chambers is seeking t tq emply~ tito
quliie Attorneys-At-Law who satisfy the
folwn criteria:

*l 'Ca)41r10CAL IW -spciaalizin m
conveyancing and real ~property widia
minimum of live years practical and .
professional expenence.

*LITIGATION sPecializia in: litigios I
'work, personal injury,le nd
probate with a mllmmum of ve years
practical and prnfessional expenence;

Applicants should be organized, 'diligent, a team
player and have the ability to work worth mmamum n
Successful applicants will be eligible to
participate in the cm's medical insurancee plan,
pension plan andt- n sc~heme. Salary~ wi~ll
commensurate wi experienced.

Interested applicants should deliver their xtirricultim n
vitas to our office situate on Vtillage; Road North,
Nassau, The Bahamas.

Julius Baer Group, the leading dedicated Wealtich Managr is seeking
candidates for the position of: ;
,-Recording of financial transactions
-Preparation of financial ptateiments I
-Credit management~
-Preparation of various financial schedules
-Provide additional support to the Financial Cdntrolkr as sequ ia
-Experience with credit operations
-Ability to work independently
-Excellent organizational, communication alg) lpreenatn a~~l .
-Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel "
-French would be an asset
CPA designation also an asset
-At least 2 or more years experience mn private banking in a sim lar ,I
-A Bachelor's degree with concentration in Finance, Economic,
Accounting or Business Administration
We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package, a
stimulating work environment and the opportunity to make a significant
contribution to our business while expanding year carer.
Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume by January
28th, 2008 to the attention of:

PO1't IlCC11sCCS

1101 glV111 B~
FROM parge one

on Monday to appeal his decision, and will be, refiling for incor-
poration with the limited in our name."
Mr Lowe added: "We're not giving up. We expes~t these bumps
and lumps. They do not want us in court. They do not Want as to be
"But we will be heard."
Justice Adderley recalled in his ruling how Robert A'damis, of
Graham, Thompson & Co, acting for the GBPA, and Loren Kleiti
of the Attorney General's Office, had both filed summnonses on
December 10, 2007, challenging the Association's ability to bring the
legal action.
Both Mr Adams and Mr Klein argued that` the Ass~ociation was
"'not a legal entity because no certificate of incorporation has been
issued" under section 16 of the Companies Act 1992, but its attor-
ney, Maurice Glinton, argued that it was incorporated on Novejm-
ber 30, 2006.
That was the date its Memorandum of Association wnas lodged
with the Registrar-General, and Mr Glinton argued thiat the ques-
tion of whether a company was incorporated was a question oflaw,
the Certificate of Incorporation only being evidence Of incorpora-
tion. The absence of such a certificate was not fatal to its cisse, Mr
Glinton alleged.
Mr Adderley, though, agreed with the arguments of Mr Adams
and Mr Klein that when a non-profit company, such as the Asso-
ciation, was incorporated under Section 14 of the Act, obtaining a
licence from the minister was a pre-condition for achievmyg this.
Without this, they successfully argued the company wds not mcot-
"It would have been different had the promoters brought a rep-
resentative action in the name of individual licensees, or it, as it
appears, they wished to limit their liability to first incorpoate the
plaintiffs association with the word 'limited' in its name," Justice
T Ad d aton had initially filed two separate summatos, tbhefirt
seeking court declarations and answers to a number of develop-
ments that had happened in Freeport and the GBPA over the
years, including whether the latter's sale of stakes in its productive
assets had taken place in accordance with the Hawfksbill Creek
ATh msecn dsumm was an application for a pu~bic trustee to
be appointed to run the GBPA and its Port Group Ltd affiliate if
the current receivers were removed.
Yet it then filed a new submission focusing on th~e removal of the
receivership, and its replacement with a public trustee.

Lea Ntc



Notice is hereby given that in accordance wiith section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies ~Act
2000, the dissolution of LA THUMBEY.LrhIMITED has .'
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution h been is-
sued and the Company has therefore been struck off the


Legal Notice

In Voluntary Liquidation

dissolution as of January 15, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated as 35A
Regent Street, PO. Box 1777, Belize City, Beilize is the
Lqui ator.


Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act

2000, the dissolution of BONETE INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ill II .


ROad pro ic
'the Caribbe so, the US and
"We are in detailed d scus-
sions with the copuy that had
the lowest bid M Deveaux
said. "Th~ey have agre toidis.
cussigns, whichtai t e`~~oirns
of nano stioday bicuse~~e ar
4:ompone~nts of their bid pack..
age. Once that is clear, wye will
seek permiission (from the IDB)
to enter into a contract."

standing issues related to land
ht ejbelnmacquired to make
vlay for road te-routings and
"It's slipposed to be conclud-
ed this month," Dr Deveaux
said of the contract talks with
'the lowest biddet, "and we hope
to go to work in 60 days from
the conclusion of discussions.".
Thr ~o~uld put te s art date
.plan` .
Dr Deveaux said the three
critical infrastructure projects
Sthe Gibterment was giving top
priority to were the $400 mil-
lion upgrade to Lynden Pin-
Isiternational Airport; the
de gof Nassast harbour so
:thatc George's Wharf can
irccommodate the largest cate-
gory of cruise ships, the Free-
dom Class, by 2009; and the
New Providence Road
Improvement Project.
While the? former two deal
:with the Bahamas' leading air
arid ~sea gateways, vital to the
tourism industry through the
first and last impressions they
leave in visitor minds on the
B8ahamas' experience, the lat-
ter will deal with an assue just as
vital to the economy -roads and
traffle congestion.
The New Providence Road
iImprovemrent Project will incor-

porate improvements to nine
roads and 10 road corridors,
some 19 segments in all.
When asked whether New
Providence had reached 'crisis
point' on traffic congestion and
the amount of vehicles on the
island, Dr Deveaux replied~:
"We're definitely there, and
capacity on the roads is dimin-
isThig .have only gotten
worse, particularly in terms of
New Providence's roads, in
terms of cost, congestion."
Dr Deveaux said the Ne*
Providence Road Improvement
Project's original costs had been
pegged at $52 million when it
was begun under the~ first Ingra~-
;ham administration in 2000-
However, the contractor
selected then, Associated
Asphalt from the UK, collapsed
after its UK parent company
went bankrupt. The project was
inherited by the PLP govern-
ment, but they were unable to
attract a competitive bidding
process where the bidders set
the IDB criteria.
As a result, the New Provi-
dence Road Improvement Pro-
ject was broken apart and split
into a series of smaller, works
carried out by Bahamian con-
tractors. The two projects com-

pleted under the Christie
.administration's watch being the
Tonique Williams-Darling
Highway and Blue Hills road

Yet together withi~the Charles
W Saunders Hilbbway, these
three projects cos t $4 million,
compared to the original budget
of $52 million.

PersonlI~al ofideital:
Human Resources Manager

Nassau, Ba~h nes

Personal & Confidential
Human Resources Manager
Ocea cenitre onlague Fromshore
P.O. Box N-4890
Nasusau, Bahamas

FROM pg ne
indicated that another $20-$30
million in financing was
required to fund additional
roadworks outside the scope of
the IDB project, as the Cov-
ernment seeks to alleviate the
New Providence traffic conges-
tion ta tha iimp ct $eno
caused mecreased pollution and
car gasoline costs.
Dr Deveaux said four inter-
national companies had bid on
the New Providence Road

Must be culiriary minded and able
Sto work to high levels of
SIlsaitation with a great work ethic
&11 a must be able to pay

Resume~ and references can
.be faxed to : 32710966

John S George unveils

chief operating officer

Emeral Byin closin

stages' of buyer search








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_ _____~_


The Price Control Act (1971)
(Chapter 339)
The Price Control (General) (Amendment)
Regulations, 2008

NOTIC~E ------- -

The public is hereby advised that effective
Friday, January 18th 2008, The Honorable Minister of
Lands & Local Government has approved prices for
the following breadbasket commodities:

1) Butter
2) Cheese
3) Cooking oil
4) Evaporated Milk
5) Flour
6) Margarin
7) Rice


ESSO Stasndard Oil, S.A., LM. is looking: fo Tlented Caddt

for the following position:

AchfSW sucCESS ant flaWieSS ex~Czthtian Tafttlna)Fhe~jt 'Qperathil thrt tgh rnalonging op~terio~ns p~er nonel al
a day to dayr basis. Responsib for product rtecatt, stoag atI dis~lahethnnd tal operations related to themn:.:,:~ .~:'
Ensure termnaynsjec actvities are carid out sa~ely arx nd 1 aoritane viith Essakdandardlsand govemment ~
regulatbns at an aSiCceptabl cost andX at an extraordinary service level.

Bachelor diegre In Engineering (Industrald, Electdcal or Mechanical) or Retaeted Fleti~s
-,3 4 Years of ergerience~ 1 areas ai stUdJy
-,Great: Iterpe~rsonal Effectiveness & Communl~cictio Skls
- Cognitie/TeditricBayuusines Know~ledge: Ana~ltcal Thinidng, .Irtosoatn, A~ldgaremrt
-~x MaS C drrruitmtt to 1k~ih Standrd~sr
-W~tOrienrtedl, Corrrnttedt, with Dive & Perasfeveane
Execi~ses Inlurence: Demnwsstlratles SelfConiftence and Personal Impact
.,DemofltrateS leadership

]I you fCulfW the poeation'sa naequirements pleasse sen~d your raen by eenall to: soodn ~antb'i~l'~`rrahanseQ ppho ee

i''~ .a.


"Not only are we changing
our infrastructure but also our
internal structure, and we feel
that Mr Sands will be a vital
component in the growth,
development and success of
the company. By adding the
best to the John S. George

Company has named Carlos
D. Sands as its chief operat-
ing officer, an executive who
brings more than 10 years of
industry experience to the
Mr Sands will focus on the

strategic, tactical, short and
long-term operations of John
S. George. His responsibilities
will include the development,
design, operation and
improvement of the internal
systems that create and deliv-
er the firm's products/services.

team we can prepare to meet
'and exceed all of our cus-
tomers needs and overcome
any challenges with insight,
experience ;and professional-
ism" said Andrew Wilson,
John S. George & Co's chief
Mr Sands served at Abace
Mark ets~in operate in neand
inventory management, while
playing a major role in the
redevelopment and restruc-

He is also a member of the
American Production &t
Inventory Control Society

11mr public is dralvs ti prices as shon in tic Sce~due for LEAD FREE GAOLINE sold by
wil becn s ffecdve on Inday Januay 18, 20M ad LEAD FREE GASOLINE sold by TXCO
bABAMAS uMIdTEfqwin kcmt on~v Mrl Jamesq 21, 20M.



DIEseLOL 4.13 4.134

OILCOMPANY LEADFREB(93) 4.12 4.12 I .4.

.) as ~I ". twoc

AHAMAS LTD. LEADFREE(M) 4.16 432 4 .7
DIrESLOLI 4.01 4.17 42

llllA6 ALTR LEADIREE(95) 4.26 4.4 4 5
smastol l 4.14 rae

FAMILY r(ot Incui s C I n CI

ullAMS LTD. LEABFREE(95S) 4.27 4.49 I 4.
DIESEton, 4.15 4.30 4.s


is the London branch of a
JTapanese financial conglomer-
ate called Sumitomo Mitsui. It
acts through a nominee called
Flint Secunrties.
The resort has acted as Exu-
ma's main economic' engine,
attracting additional foreign
direct investment to the island.
It employs almost 500 staff,
and features 183 rooms and
suites, an 18-hole Greg Nor-
man Golf Course, two restau-
rants, three pools, spa, six
meeting rooms and 450-per-
son capacity ballroom. Lots
are placed between $900,000

and $4 million.
Other investment projects
attracted to the Emerald Bay
vicinity include the resort's
Pinnacle Entertainment-man-
aged $5 million casino, the
$110 million Grand Isle Villas
development, plus the 80/50
fractional owners p compo-
A shopping complex has
also opened at Emerald Bay,
the anchor retailer bemng the
Emerald Isle supermarket.
The complex also includes
businesses such as Scotiabank
and Mail Boxes Etc.



FRO`M page one
"Obviously, it's an impor-
tant asset, both to Exuma and
the whole Bahamas, and the
quicker the sale can happen,
the quicker the benefits from
what happens next can be
delivered," Mr Downs said.
The Four Seasons Emerald
Bay Resort's main creditor
a pointed receivers for the
$32n illion poet's hodn
company, Emerald ayh e or
Holdings (EBR), last June in a
bid to sell the Exuma devel-
opment, after it defaulted on
its repayments in April 2007.
Judy Hurlock, the
owner/broker at Exuma-based
Dillycrab Realty, told The Tri-
bune that real estate sales at
Four Seasons Emerald Bay
Resort had bottomed out as a

runcertat eove wo ephed li
ly buyer is-
"Naturally, any sales at
Emerald Bay will go on hold
pending the outcome," she
said. "Emerald bay needs
Aniong the projects that
need completing, Ms Hurlock
said, were the $8 million
reconfiguration of the resort's
23-acre marina, to prevent
waves from knocking boats
moored there against the piers.
Extra infrastructure and util-
ity connections were also
required to be put in to unlock
the real estate potential of the
land around the Four Seasons
Emerald Bay Resort's golf
course, she added, saying:
"The current owners just don't
have that money."
The PwC receivers previ-
ously thought they had a buy-
er in the shape of New York-
based Fortress Investment
Group LLC, which met with
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, but ultimately that deal
fell through and the search
Tribune Business revealed
as far back as 2005, and regu-
larly throughout 2006, that the
EBR investor group was
attempting to either sell the
resort or attract additional
investors and capital, with the
project failing to generate a
T receivers' appointment
'a""Cnl."std to have tcosni
the Four Seasons.Emerald
Bay Resort to a Minnesota-
based company fell through
within the past two weeks, the
latest in a series of potential
deals to seemingly bite the
d urces last year told The
Tribune that EBR Holdings
had been negotiating to sell
the 500-acre property, which
chta es s 35pe mih odm
wide, and had halted work on
Phase Two of the resort's build
o~ut in the hope that the deal
would go through. It didn't.
The Tribune previously
revealed that a sale to Gold-
man Sachs' real estate private
equity arm and another pri-
Iat sqi yedRockpoint'
This newspaper also learnt
that the Philadelphia-based
Adler Group, the financial
backer and supplier of seed
capital for Ginn Clubs &
Resorts' $4.9 billion Ginn sur
mer project in Grand Bahama,
was approached to see if it was
interested in acquiring Emer-
ald Bay. The offer was under-
stood to have been declined.
Although the receivership
a nheunceiment itdonot enti
bune has been informed that it


Legal Notice



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an Extraordin~ary
General Meigof the Shareholders of the above-named Com
pany duly convened and held on the Nineteenth day of December,
2007 the following resolutions were passed:

RESOLVED that the voluptary winding up of the Company due
to the termination of the operating activities since June 30, 2007.
RESOLVED that the appointment of MR. LYNDEN
MAYCOCK as liquidator.

Dated the 16th day of January, 2008.

Registerel Office
For the above-named Company

Legal Notice


voluntary dissolution under.the provisions
of Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 16th January, 2008 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro
Asociatedd td, rfP sea Est te, Road Town,

Dated this 18th day of January, A.D. 2008


NOTICE is hereby given that ROSANDRA JOSEPH OF
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 11TH day of
January, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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

SLegal Notice



(a) MY'LEN LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137(4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 16th January, 2008 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Lilmited, Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, Geneva.

Dated this 18th day of January, A.D. 2008

Credit Suisse Trust Limited

of SOLDIER ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from
the 18TH day of January, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE is hereby given that LOUISDIN ST. LUC of BACARDI
ROAD, P.O. BOX CB-13330, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and .
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from
the 11TH day of January, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

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

Established Bahamian Company inl

CODStruction, Service and Retail

IS l00kino to hire an energetic and ambitious
Bahamian person as

Salar 7 plUS incentive scheme.
Also possible share purchase option.

Replies in writing within Resume to
"MAN AG ER". P.OB xo CB- 1 1541

Legal Notice



voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 16th January, 2008 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro
Associated Ltd. of Pasea Estate, Road Town,
Tortola, British, Virgin Islands

Dated this 18th day of January, A.D. 2008

Verduro Associated Ltd.

Inorrtin aAs 208 C= F A 1."
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374 1,85 Bahamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.7 2.46
270 1.25 Fidelity Bank 2.65 2.65 0.00 0.058 0.040 45.7 1.51%
12.50 10.00 Cable Bahamas 12.50 12.50 0.00 1.030 0.240 12.1 192
3.15 1.90 Colina Holdings 3.14 3.14 0.00 0.031 0.040 101.3 127
8.50 4.22 Commonwealth Bank (81) 8.35 8.35 0.00 750 0.426 0.260 19.6 3.11%
7.22 4.74 Consolidated Water BDRs 5.75 5.40 -0.35 0.129 0.052 44.5 0.90
260 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.34 2.30 -0.04 2.500 0.316 0.020 7.3 0.87
7.40 5.70 Famguard 7.40 7.40 0.00 2,000 0.713 0.280 10.4 3.78
13.00 12.25 Finco 13.00 13.00 0.00 3,500 0.829 0.570 15.7 4.3%
14.75 14.25 FirstCaribbean 14.60 14.60 0.00 0.914 0.470 16.0 32%
6.10 5.18 Focol (S) 5.18 5.18 0.00 0.359 0.140 14.4 2.70
100 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.77 0.77 0.00 0.017 0.000 45.3 0.0%
800 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.300 17.6 4.14%
11.00 8.60 J. S. Johnson 11.00 11.00 0.00 1.059 0.590 10.4 5.36
1000 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00
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800 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.8%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.20 -0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00
Colin Overo-The-Counter SecurtLes4 . -'
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 4.450 2.750 9.0 6.70
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 16.60 14.00 1.160 1.125 13.4 7.71%
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3.7969 3.0569 Fidelity Bahamas G& I Fund 3.7969**
3.0008 2.4723 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 3.00076**
1.2920 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.291985**
11.8192 11.3545 Fidelity Prime income Fund 11.8192"".
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the greatest threat to their
security, and that of their busi-
ness, is the one posed by a
rogue employee rather than
totals strangers or outsiders.
That rogue current or for-
mer employee, by tipping off
and planning with friends and
relatives who have access to
muscle and firearms, is seen as
providing the greatest danger
to businessowners' personal
security. .
Mr D'Aguilar said: "It's
frightening, and the worst thing
is to be targeted by someone
who doesn't know how you
operate. You've got to take the
necessary steps to ensure the
message gets out, and ensure
you're not a target."
Armed robbers, especially if
they are high on drugs or alco-
hol, if they do not know that a
business carries minimal cash,
or more likely to become frus-
trated and take this out by fir-
ing shots at anyone in the
immediate vicinity.

"It seems now that business-
men and owners have to figure
out strategies to let people
know they do not have access
to the company's cash or carry
cash, or otherwise you make
yourself a target," the Cham-
ber president added.
Pointing to the fact that Mr
Nesbitt's home was invaded at
10am on a Sunday morning, Mr
D'Aguilar added: "It's a night-
mare, to put it mildly."
Also commenting on this
week's stabbing of a man on
Bay Street, in the heart of the
tourist area just a week after a
school student was shot and
killed near the same spot, Mr
D'Aguilar urged the Govern-
ment and police to beef up the
police presence in' downtown
Adding that the Bahamian
tourism industry had to be pro-
tected at all costs, Mr
D'Aguilar said: "My personal
belief is that once again there is
this gent-ral perception,
whether by our government or
police, that when a crime hap-
pens on Bay Street there's no
adjustment." He described the
attitude as being one of: "Let's
hope and pray it doesn't hap-
pen again."
The Chamber president said
the police needed to decide
what were the key areas on
New Providence that needed
to be "flooded" with officers,
arguing that Bay Street, which
was where some 70 per cent of

visitors to the Bahamas cruise
ship passengers shopped, fit-
ted this criteria.
"On the busiest street in the
Bahamas, you have to make a
decision that you're going to
operate a little differently than
on other streets," Mr
D'Aguilar said.
"Bay Street is where the
tourists shop, and you hardly
see any police there. We.need
to flood that street with police
to ensure that, from 10am to
5pm, the hours they get off the
boat, Bay Street is secure."
The Government, police and
private sector also had to com-
mit to cleaning Bay Street up,
ridding it of drug pushers and
dealers, unlicensed vendors
selling counterfeit, unsafe
products, and drunks and
Mr D'Aguilar said the
Bahamas had been "bloody
lucky" that the shooting and
subsequent death of a CR
Walker student on Bay Street
had received no media cover-
age, and this nation had to
ensure such an incident did not
happen again,
Tourists would not be intim-
idated at the sight of police
officers armed with revolvers,
Mr D'Aguilar said, adding:
"We've got to send a message:
no, no, no, it can't happen on
Bay Street. We've got to pro-
tect our tourism industry. We
can't take the risk of people
getting injured on Bay Street."

Verduro Associated Ltd.



Businessmen ur ged: Send, message

that you don't have cash access

FROM pae one

business, the Superwash laun-
dromat chain, and that staff
knew he did not have access to,
or carry, large amounts of cash.
"I send that message
throughout my company, that
I don't have access to large
amounts of cash, and don't
carry large amounts of cash."
Mr D'Aguilar said he sus-
pected that an "inside job
had targeted 70-year-old
Franklin Nesbitt, a director at
General Brokers and ~Agents
Ltd on Collins Avenue, who
was accosted mn his Love Beach
home, tied-up and kidnapped.
His attackers forcibly took
him to his workplace and
demanded that he open the
company safe, something both
he and they were unable to do-
A number of Bahamian busi-
nessmen and owners have pri-
vately expressed fears to Tri-
bune Business in the past that

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make ftom the letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used once only. Each
.must contain the centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word. No plurals, or verb
forms ending in "s", no words with initial capitals
and no words with a hyphen or apostrophe
permitted. The fist word of a phrase is permitted
(e.g. inkjet in inidet printer).
Good 19; very good 29, excellent 38 (or more).
Solution Monda~y.
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amnia anaemic anemia anil
anima animal balance banal bane
beeaan ulan abi caae anal
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TIhe bidding:
South West North East
1 + Pass 1 + Pass
2 + Pass 3 4 Pass
3 NT
Oei lead fiv of hearts
Man deal pent declarer with
a choice of two different suits to
develop. Sometimes the suits appear
to be about equal to each other in
ptential, but, msi h rsn case,

When the deal was played, South
won the opening heart lead with the
king and, seeing very little difference
in the trick-production possibilities
of the diamond and -club suits,
elected to try to establish the clubs.
He therefore led a low club to the

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queen at trick two and, when this
held, continued with a club to the
king, on which East discarded a low
spade. West took the king with the
ace and returned a heart, establishing
three heart tricks for the defense-
Since South could not come to nine
tricks without conceding either a
club or a diamond, he had to go
down one.
In failing to make the contract,
declarer did not recognize a subtle
but important difference between the
two mmnor suits. Attacking clubs Brst
gave him no chance to recover if the
clubs turned out to be divided 4-1.
The diamond suit, however, pre-
sented him with an opportunity to
test for a 3-2 division while retaining
the option to switch to clubs if the
diamonds did not split 3-2.
Thus, if declarer had cashed the A-
K of diamonds and learned that the
missing diamonds were 4-1 (or 5-0),
be could then abandon the suit and
turn his attention to clubs. Playing
clubs first did not offer the samne
ad n ghe ntnal deal, South would
have continued with a third diamond
after cashing the A-K, thereby assur-
ing nine tricks. By playing in this
fashion giving himself two
chances instead of one declarer
would have gone down only if both
minor suits were divided-unevenly.

South dealer.
Neither side vulnerable.
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JAN 18

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
A responsibility at home calls you
away from work for a few days.
Don't le t wodry you Your suer
visor wl nesadta hsi
important business.
PISCES Feb 19/M~ar 20
Stop and smell the roses, Pisces,
instead of just running from one
appointment to another. Enjqy the
scenery for a cnge
AK1ES -Mar 21A~pr 20
You're called mnto action at work,
Aries. Prepare yourself mentally for a
challenging week ahead. There will be
no time to party or relax, as all eyes
will be on you.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You are put to the test, Taurus, when

aew doy; It will b y urmrewon iobila
Sity to cover for this person. Show
higher-ups you can handle it.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Don't shy away when a challenge is
presented to you, Gemini. Now's your
chance to prove to others that yoxi have
what it takes to get the job done. A lit-
tle help from friends could be a benef it
CANCER Jlim 22/Jul 22

arrived. Put in a few extra hours to
finish a project.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
A getaway is just what you nee~
Leo. Pack light and head out on your
own for a much-needed rest. If oth-
ers look at you strangely, just smile
and continue with your plans.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sep 22
A surprise is in store for midweek,
Virgo. It has romance written all
over it. This could be the opportu-
nity you've been waiting for. Use it
to your advantage.
LI[BRA Sep 23/Oct 23
Misunderstandings at work put you *
in the hot seat, Libra. Cool down
flaring tempers with some well-
crafted words. Expect opposition to
your apologies.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You -can't fit another thing into
your week, Scorpio, so why try?
Slack off after Wednesday you~
deserve and need, some time to
yourself for a chan e.
SAGflTARUS -Nov 23/Dec 21
Put the breaks on that big idea you
have, Sagittarius. It really is too
good to be true. Trust others wlan
thy offr thi opnons, becas
they know what's right.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20

and making enemies mn the process.
Remember, the world doesn' t
TCeVOlve around you, so give others
some time to shine.

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1 Disease that is caught in
mixed bars (6)
2 How big the crown is? (4,4)
3 Saving from imprisonment (7,4)
4 Taken out, is shy (9)
Ssek etc. cooked outside and a
6 A misnomerl (6,4)
7 A sou that's not ncsail ~
French (4) nesary

I Te~t u, g oeue ntique
was a more popular commodity (7)
12 Being given time to take
control of (6)
19 Get back concourse (7l)
21 Not in the team, having failed to
make a catch (7)
24 Destroys when there's a minor fight

26 "Lon a o" they read out, "arranged
28 A role in "he Letter" (9)
29 A good person, my dear, hold's with
integrity (7)
30 Calm and quietput the
key in (6)
32 Blowl It's going to reduce
our speed (4,4)
33 Verbally supports non vegetarian
food (6)
34 For awhile, push to the
limit (7)
38 G;amei play with sun
reflections? (6)
40 See as a plus for potential house
buyers (4)

8 A regular who'sput a hte mnle
9 HP3I Informed by word 01 moult
13 When he begins palmy I on doing
14 lel I elS
15 5 nger wh~o's n ton? 17)
16 Job of he ir I who w on the
*Eleartllyng Beautly~ ompennlon

18S els ,.uo al to aconclusior.
20 Withoullr tmaster holding II midr
the dog perform a toack (5)
22 Glanlsnolhngrngcl Ienrought,
rebuIII wlalls (6)
23 One assoobles it with baby tlk (6)
25 Show having a drlnke with a mar (71
27 Leaves out the R an 'sundry" (2)

p1 rapllc h aemt to get the bil
32 The hour and the second ones? (5)
35 Don't keep the eat that s lostl its10
36 How many we~re weto lejve In the
container (5)
37 Think 1111lrendy to havr pglaurl
outside (7)
39 How byron wroleor lun hE
opposite (1)
41 Conla hrlactwit e 3 r hae f
(5) A nmp t o ge on jr~dLo
43 Fesqllain onehad imp roved the
lmage of(9)
44 The retiring head admilled the sen~d.
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Bacrot, 4th rapid game, Mainz 2007.
The Kazak and the Frenchman were
semi-final losers in the rapid world
rha ionship, ad hadhto pptayaof
the battle in a friendly spirit and
could be seen exchanging jokes and
sipping wine as they relaxed
between games. Watchers believed
they might have settled for a 2-2
result and a shared prize, and that
is what happened when they
reached the final game with Bacrot
2-1 ahead. The ending looks drawn,
since the obviods 1 Rb7 is met by
tel+ 2 KgZ Rdl when White's rook
and knight cannot keep his extra
pawn against Black's king, rook and
bishop. But Kasim (White, to play)
found a more precise sequence




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w7 (7) rud item (5)
18 Oa nsre(n
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22 Group of r tives (
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27 Upper hanqikerch~iefs 7
30 Re performance 6
32 Snkso e'teethinto(5)
_35_ Waterproof coat (5)
36 Umify (5)
37 Motor cvle stunt (7)
4I~ta insod (7)
42 Male vo ce (
43 Serve this wit
44 faomtbba dfficial (7)

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3 Guard some hin 4
4 Wha 3g
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6 Absurd 0 )
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11 Fruit (7)
12 Sonmtething
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32 Short ause for
33 Fri ieddwine (6)
34 Melodious (7)
38 Surgical knife (6)
40 Blood vessel (4)~


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which forced queening the pawn or
winning BLack's bishop. Can you spot
White's winning plan?



(hess: 8525:1 Rd6+1 If now Ke7 2 Ra6 Bb4 3 Na7 ana
queens.5So Black tried Kc8 2 Ra6 Bxc7l 3 Ra8+ Bb8
(Kd7 4Rxe8 Kxe8 5Nxc7)4 Nd6+ and 5Nxes wins.

ACROSS: 4, Repast 7, Relative 8, Preach 10. Graft 13, Reel 14, Sane 15, Tell 16,
And 17, Reap 19,Amid 21,Carpenter 23, Gala 24,Need 26,Ban 27, Sett 29,Acd
32, Lens 33, Flame 34, Desert 35, Elegance 36, Bunker
DOWN: 1, Drags 2, Clean 3, Stel 4. Repel 5, Peel 6, Second 0, Relate 11, Raw 12,
Feral 13, Repents 15, Tap 16, Air 18, Eraser 20, Medal 21, Can 22. Net 23, Gateau
25, Vim 28, Enter 30, Canny 31, Defer 32, Leak 33, Figs



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.t The time ha.sk com tork heied once again.
fo Tmo emrgefm the shadows and mak~e countries proud.
Wh~o ruwill'smo the srength .
Thrm fear into motivationi Recognife their deistiny? '

Th ti me has cane~ take~the aspid once again.
Todefy~the tests 6f physics. To put oraan incredible show.
Who will makathe eyes of millions wride?
')Pullihe uipsett Mkefhe impo~ssibeanle rnehik

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* *)PAIE' 8B, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2008


'A pr'opbsed $500 million resort
development for Norman's Cay in the
Exumas could be Close to becodling a
reality, if this photograph is anything.
to judge develo'mbts'by. .
SThe Setai Groisp's co-founder -met
Prime hfinfi'ter Hubert graham on
onday, January 13, 2008; at the
.8ic of the Prime Miise, together
with his B~thantian partners.
*~ Pictured front L to R in.Peter Ram-
ay's photo are Bah~amian attorneys
Martin Solosion and R James Cole;
Prime Minister Ingrzaham and the
Setai Group's Johiathan Breene. .
T ?he New York/19iam-based 'Setai
Oroup had partnered with the ultra
high-esid, luxury resort chain Aman
Jlesorts3 for the $500 million Aman- .
kaya Resort project on Norman's Ca~y,
whichh has been projected by an eco-~
fromic impaM,~ studypas creatingg 58(7
.permanent jobs for Bahamhiras~ over~ a .
20-ygar period; .
A Heads of Agreement for the pro-

ject~was signed with the first Ingra-
ham administration in 2002, but the
developers then spent a frustrating
five years under the former Christie
.government trying to bring the project
to fruition. -
No progress was made, and there
were suspicions that the project was
stymied by political considerations,
given that the Bahamian partners -
Messrs Solomon and K~elly, plus finan-
cial executives Gregory Cleare and
,Mark Holowesko who were due to
: sell their Norman's Cay landholdings
Stoi form part of Amancaya, are regard-
e'd as major FNM supporters.
There were also concerns about
how the Norman's Cay development
-would work alongside a similar resort
project being put together on nearby
V/ax Cay by Bahamian real estate
developer Lester Smith, cousin of for-
mer Hotel Corpeoration chairman and
former PLP MP George Smith,
The 2005 economic impact assess-

ment for the Setai Group project had
projected that the Amancaya would
further strengthen the Bahamas' posi-
tion as a high quality destination for
top-end tourists, and attract further
investment into this nation.
Then, the project would have
included a 40-room Aman Resort,
110-slip marina, 82 deluxe villas and
20 golf course villas, and injected $330
milon into Bahamian gross domestic
product (GDP) over a 20-year period,
along with $77 million in construction
phase taxes.'
By 2024, Amancaya ivas projected
to inject $36 million annually into
Bahamian GDP, with construction
generating an average employment
of 867 over a nine-year period. Some
$83 full-time employees would work
at the project.
The developers either declined to
comment, or could not be contacted,;
when reached by The Tribune yester-

Who will be the or e'l
Who will conquer alt

the time has come to take the field once again.
Tb weconre new teams. ne~w countries, newv fans.
Who wil hear the call of victory?
The cries of! defeat? Th~e selutes of respect?

The time has come to take the field once again,

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Colinalmperial Insur-
ance Company has named
Mic~hele Fields to the posi-
tion of vice-president,
group and corporate
administration, effective
Jahuary 1, 2008.
Mrs. Fields' new post,
which took effect from
Jaihuary 1,, 2008, followed
her 2005 ~aippointment as
chiief risk officer for Coli-
nalmerial, the Bahamian
life and health insurer.
:In her new capacity as
vice-president, group and
corporate administration,
Mrs Fields will be respon-
sible for setting long-term
strategic objectives in all
matters related to health
insurance, and will contin-
ie- in her capacity as corpo-
~tte secretary to the Board
qf Directors of Colina
Holdings Bahamas. That
company is the BISX-listed
lpolding vehicle for Coli-
halmperial Insurance
"Colinalmperial counts
itself fortunate to have the
benefit of the insight and
expertise that has always
been a hallmark of Mrs
Fields' service to this com-
pany," said Mr Braith-
"It is with great pleasure
that we make this
Announcement, and look
forward to having Michele
mlakre her mark in yet
Another area within Coli-
Mrs Fields, who qualified
as a chartered accountant
in 1982, has been a mem-
ber of the executive team
at Colinalmperial and its
legacy companies for over
12 years.