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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: January 21, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Hanna-Martin hits out at

'ludicrous' use of PLP website
a By PAUL G TURNQIUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net
PLP National Chairman hopeful Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday ques-
tioned the "ludicrous" use of the party's own website, myplpa.com, to
attack her and other leading members of the party.
Appearing as the special guest on the radio programme "The Last
Word", Mrs Hanna-Martin admitted that she was aware that she, along with
PLP MP for West End and Bimini Obie Wilchcombe, party chairman
Raynard Rigby, and PLP MP for Elizabeth, Malcolm Adderley, have
been lambasted in postings on the site.
Mrs Hanna-Martin said that the use of the party's official website to
cause its members -- senior membership in some cases -- to fall into
low esteem is something "that makes no sense."
SEE page 10


II By PAUL G TURNOUEST
and KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporters
pturnq uest~tribunemedia. net,
kherig@tribunemedia.net
TODAY is the day of reckon-
ing for the PLP's challenge of the
May 2nd general election results in
the Pinewood Constituency.
Both supporters of the PLP and
the FNrM are expected to gather in
front of the courts in anticipation of
the results of the recount which is
scheduled to begin at 9amn today.
Following this recount, Senior
Justice Anita Allen and Justice Jon
Isaacs are expected to announce
the official winner of the highly
publicised election court challenge.
SDespite the fact that the Elec-
tion Court on Friday threw out a
record 110 votes from the May 2
Pinewood election, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham was confident


that the seat will remain ~an FNM
one.
"Never had any concern on a sin-
gle day. We won the seats on the
battlefield on May 2nd, and we will
retain them when all the votes are
counted or recounted. They can
count as many times as they like'
they are all FNM seats. We won
them, they belong to us, and we
will keep them," Mr Ingraham told
members of the media during a trip
to Half Moon Cay on Friday.
When asked' if the challenge of
the seats was a stalling tactic by the
PL, Mr Ingraham said: "I have no
idea what kind of tactic it is, I'm
only telling you what the facts are
from our point of view. We won
them, they belong to us, and we
are going to keep them," he said.
Speaking at a press conference at
PLP headquarters yesterday after-
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SBy PAUL G
TribNUE tf Reporter
ptu rnq uest@tribu nemedia.net
PRIME MINISTER Hubert
Ingraham announced over the
weekend he has given Opposi-
tion Leader Perry Christie and
the PLP enough time "to get
their act together" and that he
will be appointing a Senator to
fill the final seat in the Upper
Chamber before the end of this
month,
"I've waited long enough for
Mr Christie and those to get
their act together," the prime
minister said.
"I propose to consult Mr
Christie one more time, and then
I propose to advise the Gover
nor General to appoint a Sena-
tor to finish filling the vacancy
that now exists in the Senate so
we can have a 16- man Senate,
and I propose to do that before
the end of this month, January
2008," Mr Ingraham said.
The PLP's legal challenge
over the appointment of Tanya
Wright by the FNM to the Sen-
ate has been delayed with no
new date set for its continuation.
Lawyer for the Progressive
Liberal Party, Paul Adderley,
who represents the party in the
Senate challenge, confirmed that
the matter, which was to have
opened before Chief Justice Sir
Burton Hall, has been cancelled
yet again,
Mr Adderley told The Tri-
bune in a previous interview that


a date for the start of the matter
had not been Cixed. When asked
if there was a reason for the
adjournment, Mr Adderley sim-
ply replied: "Not really.
The Tribune attempted to get
further comment from. Loren
Klein, lead counsel for the
respondents mn the matter, Prime
Minister In graham and the
Attorney General, but without
success.
Opposition leader Perry
Christie is challenging the
appointment of former Cham-
ber of Commerce president
Tanya Wright to the Senate and
seeks a declaration that the
appointment of Mrs Wright was
unconstitutional on several
grounds.
The PLP maintains that the
appointment of Tanya Wright
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Fred Mitchell:

Kenyatta's
resignation has
had positive
effect on PLP
a By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherigqPtribunemed ia.net
THE3 resignation of the now
independent MP Kenyatta Gib-
son has affected the PLP poss-
tively, according to Fox Hill MP
Fred Mitchell.
The surprising exit from the
opposition party by the former
Gaming Board chairman has
further banded the PLP togeth-
er, Mr Mitchell told the media
at a press conference at Gam-
bier H-ouse yesterday afternoon.
"'I would say yes, (the unity of
the party has been affected),
but it has been affected in a pos-
itive way in that the organisa-
tion is more unified in the face
of an external threat. So those
of our detractors who figured
this was going to in fact cause
disarray in the PLP will see it
hasn't in fact done so," he said.
as.'" vent of Mr G baon' rs
PLP, the Fox Hill MP said, has
had a "salutary effect on the
SEIE page 10

Manalegedly
beaten in police
CUSt0(1y GleS
while in coma
By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
khedig@tribunemedia.net
DESMOND Key, who was
allegedly beaten while in police
custody, died yesterday at the age
of 28, having never come out of
his seven-month coma.
Mrs Verona Bastian, grand-
mother of the deceased, told The
Tribune yesterday that her grand-
son is now at peace. Mr Key, who
has been kept alive on life sup-
port for the past seven months,
died around 3am at Princess Mar-
garet Hospital.
He leaves behind six children,
aged five months through 10
years.
A tearful Mrs Bastian said that
she is happy that her grandson's
sufferings are finally at an end.
"My Desmond was so ener-
getic, so independent, he would
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Official winner of PLP'S

Pinewood challenge will

be announced today


POlice hunt for
21-year-Old man

attempted murder
a By PAUL G TURNGUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest~tribunemedia.net
POLICE are on the hunt for
21-year-old Alexis Hunter in con-
nection with the attempted mur-
der of 20-year-old Yovelle
Thompson who is currently listed
in serious condition at the
Princess Margaret Hospital. .
According to police press liai-
son officer Walter Evans, there
was shooting around 10O o'clock
Saturday morning in the Dump-
ing Ground corner in the Bain
Town community opposite the
College of the Bahamas.
"A group of young men were
through that corner near a resi-
dence when two persons within
the group known to each oth-
er got into an argument. One
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Hi By PAUL G TURNOUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest~tribunemedia.net
PLP National Chairman con-
tender Glenys Hanna-Martin
said she was shocked and dis-
appointed that former PLP,
now Independent Kennedy MP
Kenyatta Gibson, had resigned
from the party earlier this
month.
Mrs Hanna-Martin, who was
a guest on the radio programme
" The Last Word", said she still
does not know what motivated
the MP to do what he did, but
she believes that Mr Gibson at
some core level still remains a
Sice his resignation on Jan-
uary 9, the pubhec attention and
national interest in the matter
hsl benkovowe mnun dMr
ing his official announcement
in the House of Assembly -
stating that now he intends to
focus his attention on repre-
senting all the members of his
constituency, be they FNM,
PLP, BDM or Independents.
Mrs Hanna-Martin admit-
ied yJesterday that she had no
idea of Mr Gibson's intention
to resign from the party.
"Even in his pronounce-
ments publicly, I am not quite
sure that I appreciate the
impetus that went into mak-
ing that sort of decision," she
said.
Mrs Hanna-Martin added,
o~cwever. that such manoeuvres
mr politics are not that uncom-
ma?:n. With this ;n iind she
nlits that! m ,b was not
:I\ surprisedl bu iIIde
nitily disappointed in Mr Gib
son's actions-
"Kenyatta is a young man,
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SBy KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
FOX HELL MP Fred Mitchell
is calling on the police to focus
not only on the country's mur-
ders, but also on the numerous
incidents of property crime. *
Speaking yesterday at PLP
headquarters, the former For- :.
eign Affairs Minister said he .
returned from travels in the
Caribbean region this weekend
to meet reports about a spate
of break-ins in the Fox Hill con-
stituency.
Mr Mitchell said he believes
that the entire island of New
Providence is probably similar-
ly afflicted by the problem.
"While murder is getting sig-
nificant attention by the police,
property crime remains an issue
which is largely unsolved," he
said.
In his constituency, Mr Mitchell said, a pat-
tern of break-ins has emerged in recent weeks and
the people of Fox Hill are concerned that there is
not sufficient police response in these matters.
"In fact, when you talk to some of the victims of
property crime in my constituency many people
just don't bother reporting the matter to police
(because) evidently the crimes are not solvedd" he
said.
Places that were broken into, he said, include
the office of a lawyer who is newly established in
the area, the local drug store and the office of the
social services department. Businesses throughout
Fox Hill proper have also been repeatedly bur-
gled, he said.
In the majority of these cases, the MP said, the
perpetrators made off with electronic equipment,
particularly computers.
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KTnhisadein tey said,
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dutie's of Theodore Elyet-
t's Miss Teen Bahamas
World until a new queen
is selected at the national
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inappropriate behaviour.
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"Theodore Elyett's
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motto 'Creating a new
future of elegance, refine-
ment, glamour and style
- as an example to the
young women of the
Bahamas that the integri~
ty of its organisation is
more valuable than keep-
ing good face;
The committee said
that while Ms Wilkinson's
dismissal is a "great
blow" to the organisation,
"it is necessary as the
orgSanisation seeks to be a
group that is unwavering
in its dedication to estab-
lishin;, and upholding the
highest standards and
expectations for its teen
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that someone has some kind of
ring or otherwise may be fenc-
ing this equipment," he said.
.. inThar eohb aas been a
areas such as Monastery Park.
In that area, the MP said, the
so-called "bed-room" commu-
nities where people go out to
work and the houses stand emp-
ty all day long have been tar-
~j~geted.
"Criminals have the opportu-
nity to simply pull up to your
house and they have the entire
day to simply clean you out.
These bedroom communities
are very often border areas
which have bush at the back,
and so people are able to park
their vehicles away from the
site, enter the properties from
the back so people don't see
that there is any untoward activ-
ity," Mr Mitchell said.
In this scenario, the MP said,
the perpetrators also have enough time to remove
security bars or any other safety measures they
may find in place.
Mr Mitchell said that so far police have
responded to these crimes with stating it is very
dlifficult for them to find those responsible for
the robberies due to both a lack of evidence and
cooperation by the community.
However, one the recommendations by the
police to the community, Mr Mitchell said, is for
persons to equip their homes with security alarm
systems both the regular kind and the silent
kind of alarm that sends a signal to the police or
a security company.
The Fox Hill MP said that in addition to these
me~asures there needs to be more public educa-
tion, including an emphasis on people getting to
know their neighbours, to combat future break-
ins.


SBy KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig~tribunemedia.net
MORE than four years after
two girls died mna fire at the
Williemae Pratt Centre relatives
are still awaiting justice from
the court system.
Following the fatal 2003 fire
at the Wilhiemae Pratt School
for Girls, in which Anastacia
Alexandria and Deshawn Bas-
sett-Ingraham were killed and
Shantia Minnis was badly
injured, the Coroner's Court
ruled that government had been
negligent in the accident.
Today, Paul In graham -


father of Deshnwn. who was 13
when she diegras is stiltbighting
for the case to be heargilbefore
the Supreme Court.
For the second consecutive
year, Mr Ingraham spoke with
The Triburne about his frustra-
tion with the inaction of the
judicial system on awarding him
and the other grieving relatives
of the deceased girls some sort
of compensation.
"I need some kind of closure
so I can go on," he said.
Mr In graham said that his
lawyer, Edward Turner, has
been unsuccessfully fighting for
a court date for this case for the
past several years.
did he ev ous gpy rnment
ernment looks like they are
dragging their feet. I was hoping
Something would be done and
nothing has been done. For-
eigneTS seem to get court dates,
but we can't get one for a case
as important as this,"' he said.
Mr Ingraham said he is still m
contact with the mother of the
second girl who died in the fire,
and that she too is eagerly wait-
ing for this case to be heard by
the Supreme Court.
"Phyllis Bowe, who lost her
daughter, Anastacia, calls me
all the time from America to
see if anything is happening
(with the case), but I have to
tell her that nothing is going
ahead," he said.
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Mrs Bo~irt-have b~e'if"ji g to
contact the officeo(f Pirme~hfin. -:
ister Hubert Ingraham in search
of some answers about the sta-
tus of their case.
"It seems like we just can't
find the right person to talk to,
who can give (us) some
answers," he said.
Mr Ingraham remembered
his daughter Deshawn as an
outspoken teenager who had
"'big dreams" to become a
lawyer later in life.
He explained that his daugh-
ter was admitted to the
Williemae Pratt Centre three
months before her death, and
that she had been placed there
by ris wf hrstyepmof r he
families of the three girls, told
The Tribune in a previous inter-
view that there are several civil
actions against the government .
for the victims and the other
relatives.
Mr Turner said that govern-
ment had promised it would
negotiate a settlement so that
his clients would not have to go,,
through the legal ordeal.
However, to this day no such
settlement has materialised.


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PAGE 4 MONDAYJANUARY 21, 2008


the next generation of Bahami-
an children.
A fresh new look at these idi-
otic agreements must be done
to protect what is ours, or we
could lose the country to others-
On the streets of New Provi-
dence, the Royal Bahamas
Pohice Department is non exis-
tent. One has on.1y to, observe
the lawlessness tod come to the
conclusion that the traffic police
in this country are on perma-
nent vacation, as the young peo-
ple, especially in Nassau, have
no sense of, or fear of the law
by the method of their behav-
iour intraffic.
These teenage drivers, many
of them barely able to drive, are
speeding, running red traffic
lights, driving cars darkly tinted,
lights that are illegal, playing
radios that are way too loud,
even for occupants in adjourn-
ingi automobiles, driving under
the influence of alcohol and or
drugs, among other infractions.
Where are the traffic police?
'The typical knee jerk
response by the police depart-
ment to crime in this nation
after a murder, for instance has
been to inundate the sffreets,
particularly inl thle over-the-hill
areas, vowing lf~take back the
streets"' from the criminal ele-
ments. In the streets would be
dozens of police officers for the
Ho iser, one has only to go
to the very same locale 24 hours
later to observe that there are


no police in evidence. The crim-
inals too are acutely aware of
this, as for, example, when the
plic reka making th ir iprs
vacate the area, only to return
as early as the next day to
resume their illegal activities,
They now understand that the
police are consistent in their
actions, so they act accordingly.
There are departments that
are the exception; the Drug
Enforcement Unit and the
CDU seem to be keeping pace
with their respective mandates,
as drug seizures and murderss
are bemng solved at an accept-
able level.
The government cannot solve
all the social ills of the country;
that will take the contribution of
all Bahamians, civic orgamisa-
tions, and the church body, but
the most important element is
the family structure.
The government may not be
capable of stopping crime in
and of itself, but it certainly can
amend laws to hold adults, ie
parents of these poorly raised
child criminals, responsible for
the crimes against the society. I
ask the politicians: Why is this
not the case? Are we too cow-
ardly to make the hard deci-
sions necessary to force confor-
mation from these people bent
on lawlessness and destruction
of our country?
This FNM government had
best get a grip on the social ills
in this country, in particular ille-
gal immigration and crime, or
their tenure could be ending
like that of the PLP.
PGH H
Nassau,
January, 2008.


EDIT'OR, Th~e TIriune.

I AM a returning resident
afe iv::syn in the II mor esses
I amn disappointed at what 1,
as a concerned Bahlamian citi-
zen have seen, and continue to
experience with regard to the
lack of leadership in our newly
elected government (for whom
I vote d), and the pre vious
administration which I opposed.
Our present government is fac-
ing a myriad of issues from
incompetence to plain corrup-
tion and.apathy.
At every level of government,
there is the sense that nothing is
being done to facilitate the basic
needs of the country, its people
and land.
There is garbage uncollected
for days, if not weeks at a time;
illegal immigrants walk boldly
into our islands with little or no
fear of our lackadaisical immi-
gration policies. T'hey cln be
seen everywhere with lawn-
mowers. Innchetes and~ balck-
packs in tow. Whecre alre our
immigration offtice~rs?
Jamaicans, as a mnatter of roui-
tine, enter this country on
tourist visas and never b ave.
Many are aggressive towards
native Bahamians. and proudly
display their countries colours
and flags.
Why are these people not
pickedl up a~nd inlterr~ogated to
determine their status here?
We care being held hlostage to
the various international con-
\entions signed by our govern-
Inents that have hamstrung our
own laws, inc acita ing ttt

mandate to protect the Bahami-
an peop e and tis country yo


ALTHOUGH THERE IS no precedent to
call a by-election in the Kennedy constituency,
the PLP -particularly Opposition Leader Per-
ry Christie insists there must be an election to
return the seat to the PLP after Kenyatta Gib-
son resigned, taking the Kennedy parliamentary
seat with him. The PLP obviously believe they
own Kennedy and by the drift of the con-
versation of some of them, they also seem to
think they own Kenyatta Gibson.
How they can claim ownership of any con-
stituency is a mystery, but from some of their
statements it appears that is what they claim.
Maybe they should now be asked to show their
title deeds.
Defections, and floor crossings started very
early in the history of party government in the
Bahamas.
In 1965- two years before the PLP became
the government Opposition Leader Lynden
Pindling snatched the mace from the Speak-
er's desk and tossed it from the second floor
window of the House of Assembly. It smashed
on the pavement below. Milo Butler, later to
become the Bahamas' first governor-general,
grabbed the hour glass thiat monitored the
length of time a member could speak, and out
the window it also went, just behind the mace.
Opposition members then walked out of the
House. R.H. "Bobby" Symonette was House
Speaker at the time. Not only was the symbol of
the Speaker's authority broken, but public prop-
erty had been destroyed by the two opposition
politicians. Fearful of the consequences on their
return to the House, Lynden Pindling tried to
convince his members to boycott the session.
Four members Paul Adderley, Ory lle
Turnquest, Spurgeon Bethel and Cyril Steven-
son- refused. Their argument was that their
constituents had elected them to parliament to
represent them, and it was their duty to be m
parliament,.not sulking on the pavement out-
side. They were immediately suspended by the
PLP. Not to be silenced, three of them Cyril
Stevenson remaindedimindIepeiridebt --formed
their own party the National Democratic
Party (ND) )ed yMr Adeerlteh LPrpr
sentation in the House. But no one suggested a
by-election and there was none!
Then there was the case of the Dissident
Eight when eight disillusioned PLP members,
led by Cecil Wallace Whitfield, walked out of
the Pindling administration, each taking his par-
liamentary seat wpith him. Again the party was
weakened, but no one talked of by-elections,
and again there were none.
SDuring this period, there was much changing
of sides and party names as the opposition
bench tried to sort itself out. Cecil Wallace
Whitfield, led the FNM, and after an internal
quarrel, Henry Bostwick led the BDP. Both
faOumsda mrti Hnonles, Cat Island MP '


became disenchanted with the Bostwick lead-
ership. He resigned from the BDP- and like
Kenyatta Gibson announced that he would
"be sitting in this House as an Independent
Member of Parliament of the Cat Island con-
stituency."
No one challenged his right. No one asked
for a by-election. In fact AD Hanna, then
deputy prime minister, now governor-general
and related to Mr Christie by marriage, told
Mr Knowles that he had "nothing to fear.". His.
rights, said Mr Hanna, would be "fully pre-
served."
Two years later, Mr Knowles made another
move. He joined the PLP, remaining in the
House as MP for Cat Island. Still no call for a
by-election.
More recently there was the case of Dr
Bernard Nottage, who clashed with Mr Christie
over leadership. of the PLP. Dr Nottage left
with harsh words to found his own party.
Recently he was welcomed back into the PLP
and now remains the strongest contender for Mr
Christie's post. In all of these disagreements
and shuffles, no one hinted at a by-election.
Before that there were the two cases of
Christie and Ingraham. Both PLP, they were
rejected by their party. Despite this, they put
their names up for election and entered the
House as Independents. Eventually Mr Christie
decided to return to the PLP on bemng offered a
cabinet post by Sir Lynden.
Mr Ingraham could not be wooed. He
remained an Independent and on the death of
Sir Cecil Wall.ace-Whitfield became FNM
Leader. By-elections were not even whispered.
Nor didl the FNMtl accuse Mr.Christie of showing
ingratitude for the assistance that made it pos-
sible for him to sit in the House as an Indepen-
dent.
The two men made history in 1984 as the first
members to be elected as Independents. They
succeeded only because the FNM assisted both
of them. by not putting up a candidate against
them. It was left as a two-way race between
themselves and their old party. They won. It
againbsrhoowed that the power of Pindling had
But last year when it came time for Inde-
pendent Larry Cartwright, MP for Cat Island
and Ragged Island, to decide to join the FNM,
Mr Christie was ungracious enough to remind
him "that he is sitting in the House of Assembly
because the PLP elected not to run against him
in the last election."
Occasionally one sees in Mr Christie a reflec-
tion of Sir Lynden. They both seem to think
that because they have done a person a favour
they own that person.
However, although Mr Christie reminded
Mr Cartwright of his political debt, he never
suggested a by-election.
stAnd o twhy Kenyatta dGisbson? Is the Oppo-


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publishedl on thiis page on Saturday the letter
writer started that the "'pr-oprietary and ethical
practice of MembeLrs of the House of Assembly
are seriously being challenged with the
announcement of Kenyatta Gibson, elected
Member for Kennedy who will become an
Independent MP rather than supporting the
PLP.
''This action is no no big news," he wrote. "It
has happened a few times since 1973 and we
recall Hon. Pierre Dupuch, Hon. Tennyson
Wells and Hon. Irwin K~nowles who changed
the side in the House where they gave their


support."
This last statement is incorrect. Mr Dupuch,
who was fired from the Ingraham cabinet, and
Mr Wells, who resigned from the cabinet, did
not resign as FNM members of the House.
They completed their terms as FNMs.
However, when .the House was dissolved
and the 2002 election was called they both
offered as Independents and were returned to
the House, where they served a term as Inde-
pendents.
Mr Dupuch retired from politics in 2007.
However, Mr Wells ran as an Independent in
the 2007 election and was defeated.


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about empowerment then it
is fair to say that economic
independence should be the
spirit that drives us as a peo-

pleThis government has no
policies in place to narrow the
economic and wealth gap
between those that have and
those that1 have nothing. It's
just that simple," he said.
Mr Archer said that as
National Chairman he will agi-
tate for more severe penalties
anywhere from 15 years to life
for those found guilty of sex-
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Mr Archer said that at pre-
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"We as a people must agi-
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"I personally feel that this
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shown a lack of consensus in
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lives of the masses.
"This approach is insulting
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THE TRIBUNE


Hby PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
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co~m r,p d no aP P ne fo
chairmanship of the party,
Omar Archer, has released his
platform for National Chair-
man of the PLP.
Mr Archer sdid that as
chairman he would create
micro-committees to better
organize constituency branch-
es, which will create a state of
"constant readiness" for the
party.
"In doing so, party leaders
can get real time information
from any branch at anytime
upon request.
"The process as to how this
will be done will be discussed
among party leaders and sup-
porters at council meetings
only," Mr Archer said.
Also, Mr Archer said that
as chairman he will assist the
party in creating effective pro-
grammes specifically designed
to meet the needs of the youth
arm of the party.
"These programmes will
foster steady growth of the
individual, thus producing bet.
ter groomed and well
informed young liberals.
These programmes will be
instrumental in assisting with
the smooth transition from
backbench to frontline poli-
tics or other areas of interest
in their lives.
"Together we will improve
on our organizational skills
and engage in an aggressive
public relations campaign, one
that meets the expectations of
party supporters.
"LThis will inject a new sense
of enthusiasm among party


supporters and encourage oth-
ers to become members them-
selves.
"Together we will direct our
efforts to ensure that the PLP
remains a community-mind-
ed political machinery, one
that will address the concerns
of the people and remain
active in these communities
especially after elections win
or lose.
"'This way the masses will
better appreciate the PLP as
the official party for the peo-


ple. Together we will develop
the party into a comprehen-
sive fund-raismng machine to
ensure the party can meet all
of its financial obligations.
"This will and can only be
real must devise a systemic
approach to address the issues
of poverty, illiteracy and
unemployment.
"These elements coupled
with that of widespread adul-
tery, poor parenting and bro-
ken homes must be given pri-
ority. If the FNM is serious


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Cuba, the communist party, but
the party has nothing to do with
it," Mr Ponce claimed.
In a process that began last
October, candidates for municipal
assemblies are chosen at the
"grassroots" level in town meet-
ings where any man or woman
can propose any other person in
their area for election.
The Cuban ambassador empha-
sized that all are on a level playing
field when it comes to their shot at
political life, partly because there
is no campaigning, and no money
involved.
"What we do is we put your
biography and the merits that you
have in a public place. We get the
other candidates that could be cho-
sen together with yours, so people
can~dehcide he s id.thsmpe

majority ofvotes over 50 p r
local government. The successful
individuals are charged with rati-
fying the candidates for the nation-
al and provincial assemblies, as
proposed by commissions made
up of, among others, representa-
tives of"grassroots-based" unions,
farmers, students, and women's
organizations. *
Mr Ponce denied that Cubans
may have voted yesterday out of
fear of being seen to express dis-
approval of the party.
'Let's say that you are going to
go because you fear something,


once you are inside you can do
whatever you want, you can leave
your ballot blank or write whatever
you want."
He claimed that with only five
to six per cent of the ballots found
to be "invalid" or "blank" in the
election five years ago, this proves
that "the population is supporting
the way we do things."
Asked whether the fact that
Fidel Castro has been at the helm
of the one party state for so long
diminishes any claim to genuine
choice, Mr Ponce said Mr Cas-
tro's political longevity is thanks to
him having the necessary "author-
ity (and) merits" mn the eye's of
the Cuban electorate.
Denying the suggestion that
those with dissenting opinions
vvoul be unable to advance mh the
many of the candidates are "not
"They are housekeepers, they
are religious leaders--some of
them are artists. There is a whole
variety from the whole span of the
society representing the people
discussing issues that will be of
interest to the Cuban people," he
said.
The Cuban government and the
press which is under state control
- condemns US calls for change
of the system in Cuba, which Pres-
ident George W Bush has said is
required mn order for the US to
consider lifting their internation-
ally-criticised trade embargo, in
place since 1960.
In response to criticisms of their
government and the labelling of
their elections as "shams" by the
US government, the Cuban gov-
ernment has in turn denounced the
US electoral system, which, they
point out, allowed Mr Bush to take
the country's highest political
office despite receiving around
half a million votes less than his
opponent.
Human rights organisation
Amnesty International has con-
demned restrictions on freedom
of the press, expression and asso-
ciation in Cuba, and in particular
su"ectd"f lihe Snt h dis plen
groups or involved in promoting
human rights" mn the one-party
state.
A 2007 report records that in
2007 there were 69 "prispners of
conscience" on the Caribbean
island, known to be imprisoned
on charges such as "resistance"
and "contempt to the figure of
Fidel Castro."


MBy ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
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CUBANS took to the polls yes-
terday to vote in their seventh gen-
eral election since 1976, when the
Caribbean nation approved a new
socialist constitution in a referen-
dum.
Cuban Ambassador to the
Bahamas, Jose Luis Ponce told
The Tribune that he feels it is
important that Bahamians are
aware of the event, and the process
by which candidates are selected
and elected, in order for them to
put "biased", primarily US-based,
news media reports about the
island into perspective.
"Bahamians will be able to
enhance theirovi ion abotuts uba.It

In notn'he sa con, voters of
whom there are over eight and a
half million registered, frm a pop-
ulation or more than n1 minlion -
cast their ballots to determine who
will sit on both national and
provincial assemblies.
Delegates from the 614-mem-
ber national assembly, or parlia-
ment, will in the coming days go
on to elect the 3 1 members of the
country's Council of State, who
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PRESIDENT Hugo
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banks that fail to meet
state-imposed loaning
requirements designed to
benefit Venezuela's farm-
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Chavez, who says he is
leading Venezuel toward
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accused many private
banks of neglecting laws
requiring them to set aside
nearly third of all ioans
for agriculture, mortgages
and small businesses at
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"The law must be
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these lending require-
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Venezuela's major
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Associated Press. Offices
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night.
Chavez a close ally of
Cuban leader Fidel Castro
also announced that his
government approved new
legislation establishing a
maximum interest rate of
15 percent on agriculture-
related loans and extend_
ing payment deadlines for
such credit from three to
20 years.
The Venezuelan leader's
warnings come amid fluc-
tuating food shortages and
rising inflation, which
reached 22.5 percent in
2007 the highest official
rate in Latin America.
Chavez's critics blame
the shortages on govern-
ment-imposed price con-
trols, which were estab-
lished in 2003. as a means
of fighting rising consumer
prices.
Food staples covered by
the controls sugar,
cooking oil, bread, milk,
black beans, eggs, beef
and chicken are sporad-
ically hard to find in super-
markets, and many retail-
ers predict the shortages
are likely to persist as long
as the price controls
remain in place.
Government officials
have attributed the short-
ages to greed among
retailers, accusing them of
hoarding products for
months to later sell them
at inflated prices.
During Saturday's meet-
ing, Chavez said that "con-
traband" illegal exports
to neighboring countries
was partly to blame for
the shortages.
Many foods fetch much
higher prices in neighbor-
ing Colombia and the .
Caribbean, which has dni-
ven some businesses to
sidestep customs require-
ments and smuggle goods
over the border, Chavez
said.
"This is a problem that
we must remedy," he said.
"If the National Guard
isn't enough to patrol our
border, I'll have to deploy
the entire army along the
highways and byways to
stop the contraband."


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MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 7


THE world is waiting on the
Bahamas to ban the harvest of
seas turtles, according to Eric
Carey, executive director of the
Bahamas National Trust.
"It is evident that visitors
come to the Bahamas to enjoy
its natural beauty and are
appalled and dismayed when
they witness or read about the
slaughter of sea turtles,"
Mr Carey said in a press state-
ment. .
The BNT executive director
said that it is ironic that the
Bahamas as a signatory to
Convention on International
ae ild an and gdF~loej -
recognises the global and very
serious threat to endangered
species on the one hand, but
allows the domestic harvest of
endangered sea turtle species
to continue on the other.
"'This contradiction does not
go unnoticed as evidenced by
the awareness and passion
expressed in a recent petition


circulated in the country and
signed by many Bahamians.
"The recent outcry and sub-
sequent purchase of the female
Loggerhead turtle by private
citizens is a further indication
that is time for the Bahamas to
change its fisheries regulations
regarding these critically endan-
gered species and join the glob-
al movement for the protection
of sea turtles," Mr Carey said.
Banning sea turtle harvest,
the BNT executive director
claimed, is not just an emotion-
al response, but is also backed
up by scientific evidence.
Bjornd re0wned srea t eln
researcher and scientific advi-
sor to the BNT, maintaining
healthy sea turtle populations
in Bahamian waters is essential
for the natural functioning of
critical eco-systems, Mr Carey
said.
Mr Carey said that while the
Trust would eventually like to
see a total ban on the harvesting


of sea turtles, the organisation
believes that it may be more
acceptable amongst stakehold-
ers to first ban the sale of sea
turtle meat on the domestic
commercial market.
"The BNT would support a
revision of the Bahamas fishery
regulations that would ban the
taking of sea turtles in the
Bahamas for sale. This would
greatly reduce the demand and
immediately rid the country of
the public spectacle of the tor-
ture and slaughter of these glob-
ally threatened animals," Mr
Carey said. .
pTehdeoBNTk te ade, ispre
ment of Marine Resources and
other non-governmental organ-
isation to lead a public relations
campaign thtit will create and
awareness of the endangered
status of these creatures.
"Currently five species of Sea
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A change i
government for 14 years. As
isandC iar asn Ic~ tsue ber iho o
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eaicLab u ff t ( L) wco Ar huer uuont u in rf cre fo
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rearltacinghh had formed ohe personal standing as a leader.
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inb at Athur demlitted office

nomsint vre th f coh
region, he would have left the
Prime Mmnistership of Barba-
dos on a high note, and given
nauch appreciated guidance to
the wider regional project.
A two-term limit for the
office of Prime Mmnister would
have extinguished ambitions for
extensions, and provided for
the identification and cultiva-
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bers than they have in recent
elections, and they came down
on the side of change.
A number of questions arise
from the Barbados election,
One of them is: Should there
be term limits for Prime Minis-
ters? Clearly, the Barbados
electorate felt that there should
be notwithstanding the wide
respect for Owen Arthur's
wo hr hism elf has now left
the office of Prime Minister on
a low note. His party was badly
defeated at the polls with him at
the helm, and against a back
ground of him telling the elec-
torate to vote for BLP candi-
dates in each constituency as if
they were voting for him.
This was not how Owen
Arthur should have left the
prime ministership.

Re udlding

nhis early years in office,
hepresidedovra
rebuilding of a shaky economy,
albeit he had inherited from the
previous DLP government the
tightening-up that it had
-required. Barbados enjoyed
real economic growth under his
leadership and services indus-
tries grew.
The Caribbean Community
and Common Market (Cari-
com) owes the establishment of
the Single Market to his belief
in it, his resolve to see it imple-
mented and his hard work in
doing so. No scholar now and in
the future could do any less
than associate the Caricom Sin-
gle Market fully with Owen
Arthur. Generations to come


from two particular red herrings
- focused on Arthur's record
as Prime Mimister and it argued
that Barbados' future would be
better in the hands of a "tried
and tested" leader.
The first of the two red her-
rings was an unsubstantiated
allegation that the DLP would
switch the country's diplomatic
links from Chmna to Talwan in
return for heavy election fund-
ing. The second was that the
DLP would brmng casmno gam-
bling into Barbados.
Neither issue gained any cur-
rency with the majority of the
electorate. Both were quickly
dismissed by the DLP despite
the BLP's efforts to flog these
two dead horses night up to the
finishing line.

COHmpetent

Wcm ag akghile wrapping its
in Arthur's leadership cloak,
the BLP did its best to try to
present the leader of the DLP,
David Thompson as inept and
foolish. They seemed not to
know that Thompson's election
strategists were bursting that
bubble through a senieslif quT-
et public and private appear-
ances by Thompson across the
country in the last few months.
In any event, in the brief
election campaign, Thompson
acquitted himself creditably as a
confident and capable person,
And, the DLP made the pomnt
that it was not for "one man
government". It asserted that it
had a competent team, and
decisions would not be made
by the leader alone.
All the polls before the elec-

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el, Barbados manufacturers
contin~ne to need the markets
of the OECS countries,
Trinidlad and Tobago and
Jamaica. I expect that Thomp-
son vill be invited by his col-
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FROM page one
When askedl by host Jeffrey
~loydl if she believedl that she was in
Cact being criticized by the PLP,
Mrs Hanna-Martin said that she
dlil nlot think so. She aIdmlitcte that
thle website ha;s allowed ~ndl facili-
tatedt certain indlividluals who "for
one reasonl or another" felt it
impo"rtaint to ma~ke: observation1 s
thlat she said were mostly "untrue."
"O~ur website facilitated it. I
think it is very bad strategy in my
point of' view, she said.
Mr Lloyd then challenged Mrs
Hanna-Martin, pointing out that
sm
remarks against her and other
members of the party. He asked
her, therefore, whether or not the
PLP leadership supported her.
Mr Lloyd: "The Bahamian peo-
ple find it just simply, I can't say
the terminology on the radio here,
but simply just stupid, that anybody
would agree to allow to be posted
on its official website a criticism of
its long standing born and bred in
the blood PLP, former Cabinet
Minister, one of the 17 survived the
onslalught by the Bahamian people
in the last gencra~l elections. Whalt is
that?" he asked.
"Gioodl question," Mrs Hanna-
Martin answered. "I don't think
there is anIyoneL w'ho can qluestion
nmy loya~lty to the PLP, and anyone
who does 1 think their own cre-

FROM page one

of these persons got a weapon
into his possession, acd fd a

named YIovelle Thompson, in the
chest area," Mr Evans reported.
Thompson was rushed to
P css Marae tH 'tal
whvrne his c nci~tio re o isd '
"se i us". Mr Evan s id as
"The other person is still on
the loose and we are looking for
this individual,,
Mr Evans said that it is
believed that this latest shooting
stemmed from some unresolved
issue that existed between the two
young men.
Hunter is described by police
to be of medium build, medium
brown complexion, I10 pounds,
nands five feet I inches tal.a Hi

Al'y iAnoet with a infor n
Stoppers at 329-8477, Central
Detciv teni at %2- t930, t
or the Police Emergency hotline
at 919 or911
In the 24im nes -e
oldn ourm corune nwalias ar-
my Saunders, has turned himself
into the police inl connection with


..t anoyed : allby ohe met
you guys make concerning those
individuals (Wilchcombe, Hanna-
Martin, Adderley etc). Know that
eventually you will calm down and
cooler heads will prevail. What
annoys me is when people com-
ment on what happens on this site
without the benefit of actually read-
ing it and it ends up as news. I hope
Mr Paul Turnquest will spend sore
time doing some research before
he publishes another story that
doesn't distinguish between the real
words and emotions of the people
and what the PLP is saying through
m I've been consistent in the
approach that peace and unity are
the order of the day and they will
have to find another Administrator
if anyone thinks I'm going to edit or
manipulate your comments to
reflect something different from
what you are feeling. Doing that
would be dishonest and there were
too many comments in the last
week to ignore. Fortunately, I'm in
a much better place right now than
yesterday. PLP, all the Way!"




FROM page one
noon Fox Hill MP Fred
Mitchell said he is concerned
about the way Mr Ingraham has
= nmented publicly on the
"We are concerned about the
denigration of the court process.
Certainly it is not a game (the
election court process) and not
a proper thmng for hun to say.
Especially as a lawyer he should
know that when a matter is
before the courts he should not
be pronouncing on its decision
until the issue is finished, but
apparently these rules do not
apply to our prime minister,
Mr Mitchell said-
Should the PLP win this elec-
tion court contest, the Progres-
sive Liberal Party could well be
on its way to securmng a victory
mn their other two challenges as
the electoral process has been
shown to be easily abused by
nonaanicns taand those with

"hase Prime Mhinistere self
going to allow the court to dic-
tat an elect on rhesultasn th

authority of power in his hands
to do something about it," Mr
Mitchell commented. "Which
only means, of course, that he
can dissolve Parliament and call
a general election. So there is
that scenario as well.


FROM~c)~ page one

i`el \\ a J.1 movemenII~ lt of the

.\lldressing Ihe upcoming
i`ml 'Lonvntioin. the MPl~ said l
Hut.~ hc a~lso does not expect
.,I\ni of th members to make
.a ;J lr ithe thell~ l ei Iadership

E use posit oS he
I lievecs. are firmly in the

1 \
MrlI M~itchell said that the
(11 IIai always~ beecn a1 curious fea-
noei of t, he PLP one which
1Ib, C~itics4 do~ not reco~gnise.
`It has hlappersed so many
tiines in the palst where you
have.L these'; kindLs of` external
thlreats and1 everybody says
ch! the 'L.P is about to disin-
;; ate, the PLP is about to
lani upon.'- It sells newspapers,

:me,~ I think that is the case in
li h~i 01nt." he said.
hle country at this time
!I se~ l~cf in a position where
It heic PLP w'~on each of its
blr-,ei I'lctionl court cases
herei-c would bI a bna~lnce of
Io;, nci Io the House w\ith Mr
G iin son hiolding the po ten-
Pii! I't~`'ul tio'- < r k

alncnll much spec'ulation has
one:, into the political future


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MitcheH

While mnuin political pun-
dits have spccula~ted thjit it
would make senise f or the
Kcnnedyl MPll to join forccs
with th1e F~NM. Prime Miiis-
ter- Hub~ler ingl;l;rlha sa~id that
he ha~s not been inl co~ntact
with M~r G~ibson. either piior
to, his resignation from the
PLP- or afterwardls, but added
that t he FN M has an "open
door policy" to allI Baham~i-
ans.
ye-lwe et. Ivl Witcell 1s id
ical experience he wo ld not
be in the least surprised if
Mr Gibson were to remain
an independent parliamen-
tarian-
Kennedy MP Kenyatta
Gibson resigned from the
PLP on January 9 in a
firestorm of controversy and
some scalhin g par tin g
remarks f~or his former leader
Perry Christie.
Mr Gibson claimed Mr
Christie was unfit to lead the
party, calling him `"reptilian"
and a "washed up, has been
egotist."
The former prime minister
in turnI described Mr G(ibson's
behaviour as treacherous and
1 Imlli sl jilt itti MH rc '
Assembly so that a by-elec-
tion can be held in the
K~ennedy constituency.


Hanna-Martin
dentials are brought seriously into
question.
"'The point you raise I think you
have highlighted the dilemma of
what has transpired, and perhaps
we have had to descend to this ludi-
crous situation for us now to look
carefully at how we use the machin-
ery of our own organization in the
advancement of our message," she
said.
Last week Mr Wilchcombe also
addressed the postings that were
being allowed to air on the party's

woeS postings, allude to a con-
spiracy between Mr Wilchcombe
and Mrs Hanna-Martin, along with
Mr Malcolm Adderley, and possi-
bly even the chairman, to under-
mine the leadership of PLP leader
Perry Christie.
This conspiracy has been denied
by all the politicians concerned.
"This doesn't make' sense what
we are allowing to happen," Mr
Wilchcombe said. "It's unfortunate
that we are using our own website
to try and destroy our own mem-
bers."
The administrator of the PLP's
website has responded to Mr
Wilchcombe's original remarks in
an answer to another posting wlich
appears in the "Have Your Say"
section of the site. Said the web-
site's administrator:


POlice hunt

Ffo maR
the murder of Reno Burrows.
Burrows was shot and killed by
a man wearing a hooded jacket
while he was working on his car in
the Carmichael Road area near
the Pondwash Laundromat on
January 11.
Nonorme is expected to be
arraigned before the courts some-
time this week.

PM 10




FROM page one
to the Senate was unlawful as in
accordance with Article 40 of the
tanaas mloensts u odn aneobp on
appointed to the vacant seat.
The FNM contends, however,
that under the constitution, the
prime minister has authority to
make three appointments with or
without the consent of the oppo-
sition leader,


Man dies

FROM page one
not have wanted to liv6 like this in'~
a coma," she said.
Mr Key's fate and medical con-i,'
edition attracted national attention.;
over the past several nlcnths when;:
it was reported tha; he was:
allegedly injured in June while in';
police custody.
Two police officers have been
charged with causing harch in con- :
nection with the June incident and
are expected to appear before the;
cous Jatia yst~erday remem- :
bered her grandson as a good ;
father to his children.
"Even though he wasn't mar-
ried (to the mother), he used to
love to spend time with his chil-
dren, playing with them, taking
them to McDonald's on the week-,,
ends. No father could have don:
more," she said.
Mr Key's eldest child was a 10!i
year-old girl, his youngest, a five:
month-old boy, born while hisi,
father was in a coma.
At this time, Mrs Bastian said,
the family has not yet made any
funeral arrangements.
Mr Key's grandmother said that:
because there is a matter still
before the court she does not
know how long the authorities will
want to keep the body.
"I was able to prepa re myself,
but soeheo family dnenbers,;.
to face it, so right now it's stilt~
hard for her," Mrs Bastian said. I
She explained that when her
grandson was first admitted tchi.
hospital last June, doctors told herii
that he would only have a five per;I
cent chance of pulling through.
Mr Key was airlifted from the:
Intensive Care Unit of then
Princess Margaret Hospital to their
Jackson Memorial Hospital inr
Florida on August 4 where he.;?
remained on life support in air
comatose state. Specialists in:
Florida predicted that the chances,
of Mr Key's emerging from his.~
coma were slim and said the odds -
that he would recover from the!
immense damage to his brain,:
were not good.

Prn cesseMararsetr Ho pt latis
S trday Jdanuary 12 s tdat h

ing his last days, Mrs Bastian said.n~
$1 0 Mt1%dycaosaybethween.!
tal fees to care for Mr Key, andi,
some speculate that his medical,
expenses are more than $2 mil- .
hion.
Mr Key's family are hopeful
government will continue to foot
the bill, Mrs Bastian said. ,


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pope's traditional



MVATICAN CITY
TENS ofthousands of people:
packed Pope: Benedict XVI's tra-
ditionlal nontime blessing Sun-
dayl in a show support after the
Vatican canceled his visit to a uni-
versity because of some protests
by students and faculty, accordl-
ing to Asso~ciated Press.
The pope's vicar for Rome,
Cardinal Camillo Ruini, had called
for a high turnout for Benedict's
weekly blessing, and St. Peter's
Squae overflowed under a bril-
liart sun for the pontiff's brief
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The Vatican estimated the
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or a typical Sunday. Thousands
nure packed the piazza in front of
hI'ilan's cathedral to watch the
blessing on giant TV screens.
The Vatican canceled the
Fope's planned speech last Thurs-
cay at Rome's La Sapienza uni-
ersity after 63 professors and
some students said they opposed
the religious leader speaking at a
secular campus. The Vatican said
ot dnthwantunop cenaneprseb x
going ahead with the visit.
Benedict referred to the issue
on Sunday, saying he had put off
the visit "against my will" but that
the climate surrounding his
appearance had made his pres-
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He noted that he had a long
history in academia he taught
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respectful of other people's opin-
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goons with a free and respon-
In recent years, however, there
hs been a debate in the United
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such as politicians, whose posi-
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thre New York Times News Ser- time we have seen a volcano Ing Vaughan, say that warmer~l
vice, beneath the ice sheet punch a hole ocean water is the primary cause.
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CHAIRMAN'S REPORT ON UNAUDITED RESULTS DECEMBER, 2007

In 2007 Commonwealth Bank built on its significant achievement of surpassing the $ 1 Billion
mark in Total Assets in 2006 by increasing its total assets by over 15%. In addition in 2007,
the Bank, once again achieved record results for the eleventh consecutive year. Net Income
for 2007 exceeded $48 million, up from $40 million in 2006, a 20% increase. The financial
success comes as a result of a focus on customer nee s. The Bank started the year by opening
its tenth full service branch and concluded the year by making an investment in increasing front
line staffing levels to ensure prompt friendly service.

In October the Shareholders approved a three for one stock split which )ook place in November.
The split appeared to ignite market demand for the Bank's shares which eraded extensively
through the rest of the year, closing at $8.37, effectively more than double the price on
December 31st, 2006.

The Bank believes in sharing its success with its stakeholders. Firsily, the Bank increased dividends
during the year to 26 cents a share on a post split basis, an increase of 14.7%6 over 2006. The
Bank has approved an extro-ordinary dividend of 6 cents per share payable on April 30th, 2008
to shareholders of record April 15th, and has also increased its quarterly dividends for 2008 to
5 cents per share per quarter, from 4 cents per share per quarter, a 25% increase.

The Bank also made significant contributions during 2007 to its community stakeholders, donating
10,000 sets of "back to school" items to school children in all the islands of the Commonwealth
for those who needed assistance. In addition the Bank supported the community drive to replace
the dialysis machines in the public hospital system, donating a machine to the drive. These were
in addition to our normal support of charities, civic and sporting organizations and awards of
College of The Bahamas Scholarships.

Return on Equity (R.O.E.) and Return on Assets (R.O.A.), commonly used ratios to measure bank
performance remained strong in 2007. R.O.E. was 35.5% an increase from 34.4% in 2006
while R.O.A. was 3.84% increasing from 3.72% in 2006. Our overall efficiency ratio which
takes into consideration our non-interest expenses, compared to the Bank's revenue generation
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growth and success of the Bank. The proof of their high level of commitment, professionalism,
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8 AIROBI, Kenya

K~enya'`s opposition party,
determined to bring down Pres-
ident Mwai Kibaki's govern-
ment, called Saturday for anoth-
erday of "peaceful rallies"
despite the deaths of more than
20 people in this week's demon-
strations.
Police took forceful action at
rallies Wednesday through Fri-
day protesting the Dec. 27 pres-
idential election, but opposition
party chairman Henry Kosgey

Kibaki's government."
Kosgey called for more ral-
lies on Thursday, in defiance of
a government ban and to the
disapproval of the European
Union.
"Mass meetings ... can lead
Sto violence," EU Development
Commissioner Louis Michel
said, after holding what he
called "positive" meetings with
both Kibaki and opposition
Leader Raila Odinga.
He said both sides "appeal to
end the violence," and agreed to
recognize mediation efforts by
former U.N. Secretary-General
Kofi Annan.
Five more people died in eth-
nic clashes Saturday. Kalenjin,
Kisii and Kikuyu fought each
other with bows and arrows and
machetes in villages around a
Catholic monastery northwest
of Nairobi. Police said they
were. guarding the monastery,
where hundreds of people have
sought refuge.
Nearly 200 houses were set
ablaze in what appeared to be
anjeld argument about land.
In, it separate incident in
Nairobi's Mlathare slum, sev\er-
al homes were set ablaze during
several hours of running battles
between Kikuyu and Luo ethnic
groups, resident Boniface
Shikami said Sunday mornizig.
Kibaki belongs to the Kikuyu,
Kenya's largest ethnic group,
i-and Odinga to the Luo.
One man was beaten to death
a Luo who wasggigg his
bicycle through a grotap of


A WOMAN walks past the police carrying her belongings as she flees, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 during ethnic
fighting in the Mathare slum in Nalrobi. Renewed ethnic fighting broke out in Nairobi's Mathare slum yes-
terday, where several homes were set blaze during several hours of running battles between Kikuyu and Luo
ethnic groups.


SUPPORTERS of opposition leader Raila Odinga cheer as they run after
his car following a Sunday church service in Kibera slum, Nairobi,
Kenya, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008. Fierce fighting continued in the Rift val-
ley and Nairobi's Mathare slum yesterday.


Kikuyus as the battles con-
tinued for several hours through
the night, said resident David
Oromo. Police gunfire could be
heard in the background of his
phone call. .
More than 600 people have
been killed in Kenya's election
violence, according to a gov-
ernment commission.
U.S. Ambassador Michael
Ranneberger, citing "many fac-
tors and underlying grievances,"
has compared Kenya's violence
to the 1968 race riots in the
United States.
At a town hall meeting Friday
for Americans in Nairobi, Ran-
neberger said there had been
"a lot of cheating on both sides"
in the Dec. 27 elections that pit-
ted Kibaki against Odinga.
The U.S. maintains there
were allegations of impropri-
eties or both sides that were
not properly investigalted, .:..I
Ranneberger said either Odinga
or Kibaki could have won by
120,000 votes because it was a
close election and both sides are
alleged to have rigged.
But David Throup, an asso-
ciate of the Washington D.C.-
based Center for Strategic and
1InternationaL Studies, said in a
public conference call Wt~ an-
neberger that Odmnga won by


120,000 votes. K~ibaki's power
becomes more entrenched each
day. The opposition's best hope
may rest in a power-sharing
agreement that might make
Odinga prime minister or vice
president.
Michel, the EU development
commissioner, also met Satur-
day with Deputy President
Kalonzo Musyoka, and urged
him to come to an agreement
with the opposition "because
the consequence of chaos will
be so important and so badly
affect the people and the
region."
Musyoka said that "we are
trying to come out with a heal-
ing process and a process which
also ensures we engage each
other as Kenyans in dialogue."
He said Kibaki was determined
to spearhead the dialogue.
But Kibaki has said he wants
direct talks with Odinga, not
mediation.
Legislators at the European
Parliament this week urged aid
cuts to help force Kibaki to
negotiate. His government says
it will not be blackmailed and
can support itself. But the vio-
lence has cost the tourist-depen-
dent economy at least $1 bil-
lion, the Finance Ministry has
said.


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Government yet to accept proposal from world's second largest shipping company, which lies 'on the table'
S* Offer also includes Nassau harbour dredge and.Mlaritime College for the Bahamas
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to have been identified as the preferred
relocation destination for downtown
Bay Street's commercial shipping facil-
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However, the Ingraham adlministra-
tion has not decided yet whether to

SEE page 6B


B-TEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
and NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Hotel Corporation of
the Bahamas has recomnmend-
ed a buyer for its last hotel
property, thie Lighthouse
Yacht Club and Marina in
Fresh Creek, Andros, the
Deputy Prime Minister telling
The Tribune that he would
take the proposal to Cabinet.
)Brent Symonette said the
recommended application by
an investor group he did not
name was considered by the
Hotel CorpoIration and its
Board as the most suitable one
to date.
He confirmed to Tribune
Business late last week that the


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ABy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

RELOCATING Bay
Street's commercial shipping
facilities to the proposed south-
western New Providence port
would cost $400 million, the
minister for works and trans-
port told The Tribune, adding
that moving them to Arawak
Cay instead if only in the
short term would be a more
"cost effective and efficient"
way to eliminate downtown
Nassau's traffic congestion
woes;
-Dr Eart Deveaux: said that
Seven if Arawakr Caq proved to
be a short-term solution, and a
permanent port site was select-
ed elsewhere, this wdbl1d be
cheaper than the southwestern
location that became the focus
for former Christie Adminis-
tration.
"The port relocation, based
on the preliminary estimates
we got, appeared to be $400
million. The short-term relo-
cation to get the container ter-
minals off Bay Street is an infi-
nitely more modest sum," Dr


* Minister says 50-70..
acre Arawak Ca site
ali-eady available, and
ca b epaded
with harbour dredge
Government looks at
upgrading area from
Blake Road in west to
Fox Hill in the east

Deveaux explained.
On the Arawak Cay site,
which appears to be the port
location now thtbuted by the
In graham government, Dr
Deveaux told The Tribune: "It
would immediately get con.
tainer traffic out of downtown
and out of the congested
area....
"Clearly, we support the
opinion that something needs
to be done to remove conges.
tion, and the relocation of the
container terminals from
downtown is a desired objec-

SEE page 11B


na, having so far looked at sev-
eral applications to purchase
the club.
.It had now settled on one
that the Hotel Corporation and
its Board considered to be the
most suitable, and Mr Symon-
ette said he expected they will
be making an announcement
shortly.
Mr Symonette said the appli-
cation was on his desk, and he
will be taking it to his Cabinet
colleagues.
The Lighthouse Yacht Club
and Marina sits amid 4,400
acres of land in Andr~os that is
also owned by the Hotell Cor-
poration, making the resort a
potentially vluable real estate
development site. The proper-
ty includes a 20-slip marina,


beach frontage, a 20-room
hotel, employs 25 persons and
occupies some 12 acres of land.
Its average occupancy is usu-
ally around 35 per cent, and
the Lighthouse Yacht Club
and Marina has been an
acknowledged loss maker for
the Hotel Corporation for
years. A tour by the Corpora-
tion's Board last year noted
that the resort's roofs needed
replacing, there were leaks in
water lines and air condition-
ing malfunctions, and electrical
failures at the marina.
As at Decembe'r 31, 2004,
the- appraised value-o the
Lighthouse Yacht Club and

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house Yachit Club and Mari-


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Pointing to auto fuel as the
area where there was the best
potential for energy demand
reduction, Mr Coulson told a
Nassau Institute seminar that
Bermuda had imposed restric-
tions limiting families to one
car, which was a maximum 168
inches in length and had a twvo-
litre engine capacity.
He told The Tribune in a
subsequent interview: "It's
clear what Bermuda has com-
mitted to, and it's clear to me
the Bahamas has got to do
something sunilar, though not
quite as strict."
Bermuda was smaller than
New Providence, and its roads
even narrower, but Mr Coul'-
son suggested that reducing
traffic congestion in Nassau
would also work hand-in-glove
with smaller cars that were
more fuel and energy efficient.
"They're congested worse
than in Nassau," he said of
Bermuda, but it's also getting
pretty bad here. Even more
iprtant" iseducn ud nges

See ENERGY, 8B


SBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas must exam-
:ine ways to reduce energy
demand in addition to investi-
gating- alternative supply
sources, an investment adviser
urging'this nation to restrict
the size and capacity of vehicle
imports.
Rich'ard Coulson, head of
investment advisory firm. RC
Capital Markets, suggested
that the Bahamas needed to
take a two-pronged approach
to reducing the impact ever-
rising energy prices were hav-
ing on its economy, reducing
energy consumption as well as
exploring alternatives to oil
and fossil-based fuels.
Arguing that the Bahamas
should fall in step with global
trends and "start eliminating
its dependency on oil as soon
as possible", a dependency that
in 2006 consumed some $705
million of foreign exchange
riseves on oie ""poto"! M
nation ccoul adp aa uSI ia
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Arawak Cay port plan


$400m southwest port Buyer recommended for key Andros resort

not 'cost effective' idea .By RA BRENNEN- DPM to take ro osal fo
r Hotel Cor oration' l st t t C bi t


MOrtgage Lending Retirement Planning


Bahamnas needs

car restrictions to

hit energy demand.


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DIVIDENDIAGM NOTES:

BBL has declared a special. dividend of $0.02 per share,
with $0.01 being payable on Dedember 31, 2007, and $0.01 cent
being payable on Jviarch 31, 2007, to all shareholders of record
ditte Deceinber 21, 2007.

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from people who are
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acquire the services of a ofedw~ Infonnation Technology, T~e Group is looking to
excpandl ite Information Technology department to keep abtxeat f its rapid expan-
slon. This position is at a senior managementt level and reports to the Vice Presidenjt
and Managing Director of the gmoup.




*. Bachelor's Deg~ree in Information Manargemnent or Computer Science from an
accredited university
*Microsoft Certifications in netwods & systems engineering aind da~tabase
administration will be a significant plus
*A minimum of 5 years experience In a similar senior level of management
responsibility and e oadne in information management systems, local area
computer networks, to hone systems, video and data communications,
intemet and intranet asen
* A proven ability to rraia~ nag motivate an IT department is essential
iStrong leadership and management skills are.eesential
* Excellpnt written and oral communication skldls are a fundamental requirement
for this position
* A thorough knowledge of food and beverage oprtons is required
*A thorough knowledge of Bh hgh end Point of Ble system, prefembly Micros, is
necessary. Tlhler- knikn owledgehould incifce10 design and report writing



Responsibilitiebs will include:
*Conceiptualizes, eivalua~tes and. implenants Infomration technology strategies,
plans and priorities for a comprehensive group wide information technology
* Di8rects me deevopelomn andl implementation of policies, procedures and
programs that support the coordination and growth of pro~greqsive, efficient and
cost effective information services to the ~group
* Training and leadership of the IT staff through coaching and facilitating
employees working in a team environment
*Integration of the group's financial, point of sale, menu engineering and CCTV
sy'stertrs s~oftwviire into a comprehensive and efficient unit which wiTI provide
Smanagerrant Mtih~ vital data in a timely manner
Evaluation of the group's disaster recovery plan



A competitive salary: ant) benefits. package will be offered to the successful candidate


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PAGE 2B, MONDAY, JANUARY 211, 2008


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BISX CLOSING CHANGE
S$'lWMBOL PRICE <


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VOLUlblE YTD PRICE
CHANGE


declined by $0102 during the
week to close out at $2.30.
Cable Baihamas (CAB) led
the rally during the week,
also for a second consecutive
week, with its share price
climbing by $0.25 on a vol-
ume of 1,800 shares.
CAB closed the week out
at a new 52-week high of
$12.50. FamGua~rd Corpora
tion .(FAM) and Abaco Mar-
kets (AML) also experienced
new 52-week highs, closing at
$7.40 and $1.68, respectively.
The FINDEX increased by
1.47 points 76r 0.15 per cent,
week-over-week, to close at
953.40.

INVESTMENT TXIP
THERE are varippsinvest-
:.meht strategies that one
:could employ in' selecting p
investments for a portfolio.
; Two such strategies are ti end
trading (technical analy js)
and trading on fundamentals
(fundamental analysiss,


This week we will focus. on
trend trading. Trend traders
adopt a strategy that attempts.
to capture gains through the
analysis of a security momen- .
t~um or price trend.
For example, once
investors see a rising trend, '
they all join ~in, which may :
drive prices even higher: or
vice versa). This strategy
relies more on historical' .
movements in the price of a
security rathei than funda-
mental particulars of comnpa-
nies.

RZsk

One risk with this strategy
is that while momentum
investors may be able to all
get mn the market at the same
time, they may not be able to ,
escape at the same time
unless the market is both
highly liquid and continuous.
In next week's commen-
tary, we will discuss the con-
cept of trading on fundamen-
tals.


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Capistal Markets
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the Bahamian stock market,
with 72,798 shares changing
hands, Eight of the 19 listed
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ty during the week, with
three advancing, two declin-
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ume for a second consecutive
week with 36,583 shares
changing hands, accounting
for 50 per cent of total shares
traded. DHS's share price


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MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 3B


SBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
WHILE the price of beach-
front lots in Exuma "more
than quadrupled" in some cas-
es in the run-up to the Four
Seasons Emerald Bay Resort's
opening, a leading realtor on
the island said that Bahamians
were still able to purchase land
and real estate on the island.
Describing as a misconcep-
tion that notion that the Emer-
ald Bay Resort, and subse-
quent real estate boom that it
triggered, had priced Bahami-
ans out of Exuma's real estate
market, Judy Hurlock, own-
er/broker of Dillycrab Realty,
told The Tribune: "It's brought
prosperity to Exuma, and
assisted Bahamians in being
able to buy. They come to our
office every week.
"Many lots are being resold.
Bahamians are snapping up a
lot of things. Many young
Bahamians own their own land
now, and are building apart-
ments and homes on vacant
land. They're not relying on
generational land any more.
I'm seeing a great deal of prop-
erty going back to Bahami-
ans."
Ms Hurlock said real estate
prices on Exuma were running
between $550,000 for a half-
acre beachfront lot to $15,000
for a quarter-acre lot with
some utilities.
"'Starting 12 months before
the Four Season s op ene d,
b achfront poerty started t


sell like hot cakes, and those
prices more thari quadrupled
in some instances," she added,
However, the US housing
markets woes, coupled with
the global credit/liquidity
crunch and general downturn
in the world economy, had
sparked a slowdown in
demand for Exuma real estate
from foreign buyers.
"The market has gone slow
generally," Ms Hurlock said.
"We've noticed a slowdown.
Especially starting in mid-2007,
things got a little bit slow.


We're still doing business at
Dillycrab, but it's not as good
as the previous 12 months, I
admit that."
Buyers
Asked whether she had
expected buyers from the UK
and Europe to exploit the com-
parative strength of the UK
sterling and the euro against
the dollar, and pick up the
slack left by US clients, Ms
Hurlock admitted: "I thought
they'd be flocking this way."


However, instead British
and European real estate buy-
ers were heading to eastern
Europe to purchase real estate
because it was both closer and
cheaper. And when it came to
the Caribbean, Barbados -
rather than the Bahamas -was
seen as the preferred destina-
tion, especially with the British
because of the number of
celebrities and high net worth
individuals -including former
Prime Minister Tony Blair -
from that country who either
holidayed or had homes there.


Ms Hurlock said other real
estate brokers and investment
advisers had seen these trends
as well.
She said one problems the
Bahamas suffered from was a
lack of direct flights, especially
from Europe, which meant
that in many cases it took two
days to get here.
"All these are important fac-
tors for the Bahamian and
tourism real estate markets,"
she added. "We're getting
there, but we've a long way to
go.")


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the most recent available being
for 2004, which were tabled in
the House of Assembly last
week by Mr Symonette.
A welcome and long over-
due exercise in transparency,
the accounts revealed that in
its then-30-year history, the
Hotel Corporation through its
sustained annual losses had
cost the Government and
Bahamian taxpayer some $286
million.
Combined with Bahamasair,
the two state-owned enterpris-
es have cost the Bahamian
public getting on for almost
$700 million. It takes little
imagination to think about
what that money could have
been spent on infrastructure,
such as roads, ports and air-
ports, health clinics and hos-
pitals, schools and education,
ending the practice of outside
toilets... .
Although the accounts,
audited by Pannell Kerr Foster
(PKF), noted that the Hotel
Corporation was not a rev-
enue-generating entity, they
showed that the Government
had over the years pumped in
$289.46 million in equity fund-
ing to keep it operational.
For the year to December
31, 2004, the Hotel Corpora-
tion fell to an $11.821 million
net loss, which still represented
an improvement on the previ-
ous year's $16.776 million loss.
For 2004, the operating loss
improved to $968,582, com-
pared to the previous year's
The accounts tabled by Mr
Symonette revealed that for
the financial years 2002, 2001,
and 2000, the Hotel Corpora-
tion had produced net losses
of $12.08 million, $7.889 mil-
lion and $2.259 million.
This is likely to prompt
many Bahamians to wonder
what useful purpose is served
by the Hotel Corporation's
continued existence, especially
once the Lighthouse Yacht
Club and Marmna is sold, smnee
then it will no longer own any
resorts. It still, though, owns
some 3,000 acres of land in
Eleuthera that continues to


interest developers, and both
the former PLP administration
and the current one have
talked about converting it into
a Tourism Development Cor-
poration.
Back to the 2004 accounts,
and PKF noted that the Hotel
Corporation's current liabili-
ties exceeded current assets by
some $60.75 million. Yet it was
still classified as a 'going cop-
cern' due largely to the tax-
payer funds pumped into it by
Parliament.
The Hotel Corporation's
accounts will have taken on a
different context since then,
largely due to it realizing soerg
$39 million from the sale of the
Radisson Cable Beach Resort
and associated land holdings
as part of the 2005 Baha Mar
deal.
While the Radisson sale will
reduce the Hotel Corpor'a-
tion's revenues, its expenses
will also be significantly less.
This is because it no longer
employs the 900-plus staff at
the hotel, virtually wiping out
its general and administrative
expenses, while depreciation
of the real estate assets' at
Cable Beach will no longer fig-
ure either.
Baha Mar paid $30 million
for the Radisson itself, and
paid $3.175 million for its golf
course and associated proper-
ties; $3.425 million for the for-
mer Hobby Horse race track
land; $2.25 million for the
Hotel Corporation land upon
which the Wyndham sits; and
$150,000 for the land where
Fidelity Bank (Bahamas)
Cable Beach branch is cur-
rently situated.
Yet out of that $39 million,
some $23.851 million was spent
by Baha Mar on setthang the
Hotel~ Cprporati~on's liayfijitiep,
including a $4.344 million
BEC bill and $18.115 million
Scotiabank (Bahamas) loan. .
And once attorneys fees, the
management contract and oth-
er payments were taken care
of, just $5.898 million was left
available to finance the Hotel
Corporation's future opera-
tional requirements.


es.
The Great Andros Land
Company was a joint venture
between Case Financial, a Cal-
ifornian firm, and a Bahami-
an entity called Management
One, a property management
firm.
They had proposed devel-
oping "world class resort facil-
ities and residential communi-
ties"'. It is not known if either
of these investors remain in
the running.
It was the first In graham
administration~ that begun the
successful process of divesting
itself of all government-owned
hotel properties, and the Light-
house Yacht Club and Mari-
na's sale would finally bring
that process to a close.
The wisdom of the Govern-
ment existing the hotel busi-
ness is confirmed by the Hotel
Corporation's annual accounts,


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FROM pagelB


Marina's buildings was pegged
at $2.314 million, with the land
valued at $400,000 and furni-
ture, fixtures and equipment
valued at $528,173. Yet allow-
ing for depreciation, the net
book value of the resort's
buildings was reduced to
$1.547 million,
Two offers previously made
to acquire the Lighthouse
Yacht Club and Marina includ-
ed one friom the CIaribbean
Golf and Hotel Development,
a company backed by UIS busi-
nessman Joseph Simmons, and
another by the Great Andros
Land Company.
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Hotel Development group was
proposing a $450 million
investment. including hotels. a
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COMMONWTEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS 2006/CLE/gen/01187
IN THE SUPREME COURT
BommonELaw and Equity Division
OSCAR MCINTOSH
MALISSA MCINTOSH
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AND
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TAKE NOTICE that, by Order of The Deputy
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December, A.D., 2007, personal service upon you of the
Writ of Summons filed in this action on the 21st November,
2006 be dispensed with; and it was ordered that publication
in The Nassau Guardian and The Tribune of the said Writ
of Summons and of the reciting Order, should be deemed
good and sufficient service upon you.
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THE TRIBUNE


rose by 23.3 per cent or 390.56
points for 2007, closing the
year at 2066.75. For 2006, the
All-Share Index rose by 325.48
points or 24.09 per cent to
1,676.39.


SHARE trading volumes
and values declined slightly on
the Bahamas International
Securities Exchange (BISX) in
2007, with the exchange's All-
Share Index only narrowly
unable to keep pace with the
24.09 per cent rise it recorded
iFor 007, the total value of
shares traded on BISX
dcli e~d b .6per c~en o

$28.255 million.
The volume of shares traded
fell by a greater amount, drop-
ping by 9.2 per cent to
4,770,278 shares, a decrease of
48t 89t7p vompaes edsot2e
of th value of shares traded

$9 167 mmmo w 13t2h4Barncknt
of the total value traded.
Colina Holdings $3.549 mil-
lion ort 12.6 per cent of total
value
FOCOL Holdings $3.353
million or 11.9 per cent of total
value
FirstCaribbean $3.031 mil-
lion or 10.7 per cent of total
value
Cable Bahamas $2.026 mil-
lion or 7.2 per cent of total val-
ue
The top five stocks in terms
of volume traded were:
Colina Holdings: 1,592,686
or 33.4 per cent of total vol-
ume
Commonwealth Bank _
714,063 or 15 per cent
Abaco Markets 627,082 or
13~ Op Ooldings 2p f07


or 5.9 per cent
FirstCaribbean 209,520 or
4.4 per cent

The BISX All-Share Index


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CLOSED) to the publicg~fectip gMonday, January- 231st:220
Watch for our ads in the newspapers announcing the opening date
the new location one mile west at the old City Market Buildir

The Management and Staff of Sbarro wishes to thank all our voa
able customers &~ the Nassau Beach Hotel Management &~ Staff w
have made the Massau Beach Sbarro Location a success over the pc
eleven yeaPs
Thank you,
Sbarro Mana em~ent


Marketing Manager

A leading wholesaler seeks to hire a creative, experienced and highly
motivated individual for the position ofMarketingManager. This
person will repor directly to the sales and marketing VP anid wrill-
be res onsible for expanding the organization's revenue fjaSc'
initiating market research studies and analyzing their findings;
developing, implementing and evaluating~ marketing strategies; and
building relationships with external~ business partners~
.....~ , .
Interested persons~ should possess:

* At least a Bachelor's degree in marketing or business man-agement

* Excellent leadership and coaching skills ::
* At least five years' experience in marketing diverse product lines

* Good track record supporting sales expansion

* The ability to think strategically
* Excellent communication and presentation skills

* Proficiency in various computer applications


Send application letter and resume along with references to: :

SMarketing Position
P, O Box N-1299, Nass~a iBah8amas ;i~:


S,THE TRIBUNE


AP GE 6B MONDAYJANUARY 8


stantial amounts of capital is Therefore, the ownership
likely to receive serious con- structure for the proposed
sideration from the Govern- Arwak Cay siifacilities,
ment. : egardlless of wlie ~r they me
Private sector financing, the long-term or "intermedi-
especially an arrangement ate" solution, will be key to
where the need for' an equity hoiw' MSC's role is perceinved
contribution' by the Govern- going torward.
ment is minimized or e'limi- Tfhe consultants' report on
nated, is likely to find favour the s~outhwesteii jNew Provi-
with the' Ingraham administra- detace port proposed by the
tion given this nation's level of former PLP administration, a
national debt. It would free up pilan that how appear to hard
public funds for other infrac been abandoned in favour of
structure projects. Ara tiak Cay, recommended
Yet the MSC offer has that its ownership structure be
caused disquiet among rival one thqt allowed the various
Bahamas-based shipping com-, opeiatott using it to compete(
panies, The Tribu~ne has been freely.
told. They fear that if it as Some qiuarters iare under-
accepted by the Government, stood to view the Arawa Ca3
MSC will have too much pow- financing offer 'as a 'qmi pro
er and influence in the quo', with MSC returning a
Bahamas, which could be used favrour to the Government as &
-to squeeze their businesses, 'thank you' for allowing thdi
MSC is Hutchison WVhami- company to ship directly froni
poa's partner in the Freeport F~reepoittto ~assail.
Container Port (FCP). Whie it Yet the orily real oppositioil
is a minority partner, it still to MSC's newlyrwon ability t4
holds a substantial stake in the ship direct is h'kely to come
FCP, and.its competitors are 'from its shipping company
understood to be concerned compietitors. Shipping direct to
that if its offer to finance the Nassau could enable the com;
Arawak Cay port is accepted, pany to decrease shipping rates
it- will effectively have great by bridge~ing in larger cargo vol~
control and influence over the umes to New Providence~
Bahamas' two key ports Nas- while also reducing its costs.
sau and Freeport. The prospectif lower shipl
While none of pp othe~ ping rates, mn turn, holds ot
shipping companieit such aithe possibility that busiinese
Tropical Shipping, Seaboard. a be able to pass these on t~
Marine, Pioneer Shipping and Bahamian consumers in the
Betty K Agencies, returned form of lowier prices. Thid
The Tribune's call seeking would be espeecially welcome:
comment, itis understood they at; a` time w~hen~ inflation and
'fear that if MSC is granted a the ?.cost of 'living in the
substantial ownership interest Bahamas are under sustained
in the proposed port, it could assault from a combination of
use this position to squeeze high global oil and food prices.
them on lease rates, not to SeveralBahantrian business-
mention dock age and men have' also privately told
wharfage fees, enhancing ith The Tribune that they weli
own competitive advantage..' come MSCi being able to shipi
On paper,though, it is direct to Nassau, as thd
unlikely that the Government increased competition may
would give MSC majority own- shake-up the tighitly-knit ship-
ership of the ~potential Arawak ping industry, driving rates
Cay port facilities, although down across the board. If thai
the company is likely to want was to happen, both 'Bahamian
some sort of equity interest if trusinesses :and~ Consumets
its offer is accepted. .wul wi


part of a wider package first
,,i presented to Dion Foulkes, the
its it minister responsible ~for mar-
:bs o time affairs, late last year.
en "They were offering 'to
et dredge the [Nassau] harbour
ector to accommodate the larger
sTe cruise ships, because they
4C themselves are in the cruise
SCa business," the source said of
na d MSC's proposal.
"They were offering to
Gov- develop and construct the
iC to Arawak Cay port, underwrit-
,, ing the financing. Arawak Cay
auo would not be for their exclu-
~,te sive use; everyone would use it.
kN se They [MSC] had done a feasi-
were ability study on it.
Con- "They were also offering to
ad to set up and construct a Mar-
Ever- time College, and deploy
d then Bahamian graduates in their
global network."
with Earl Deveaux, minister of
t was works and transport, told The
Tribune he did not know
whether MSC had made a
financing offer to the Govern-
ment, adding that the issue
would be dealt with by the
Prime Minister's Office if such
a proposal was on the table.
David Davis, director of
investments in the Prime Min-
ister's Office, did not return
several telephone messages left
be by The Tribune seeking com-
ment.
18.. :.:Dr Deveaux, though, con-
firmed that MSC had been in
of discussions with himself and
the Ministry of Works to
n9- obtain information on the pr~o-
posed Nassau harbour dredg-
lu- ing. The Government is plan-
ning to complete the dredging
hothis year, so that Nassau can '
b accommodate the largest
stcruise vessels the Freedom ..
class from 2009 onwards.
"We spoke with representa-
tives of MSC, and they asked
us to provide particulars to
them ~with respect for our
schedule for dredging the har-
bour," Dr Deveaux said.
It is unclear whether MSC

has offered to finance 100 pers


Sbut any proposal involving~l sub-


MSC of ers to


Senior Trust

Professionally Technical

Fiduciary Counsel
The successful candidate will provide in house
technical fiduciary guidance to the trust team and
manage a book of complex fiduciary structures for our
High Net Worth clients.
The successful candidate should possess the following:
* A university degree in Law
* Professional designation, such as TEP, which is
related to the provision of fiduciary services
* Knowledge of trust and estate planning
techniques for North American, Latin and
European high net worth individuals
* Excellent knowledge of internationalfduirla
* Minimum of 3 years experience servicinghih
net worth clients in the offshore financial services
industry
* Proven ability to deliver the highest quality of
service to high net worth individuals
* Excellent communication skills
Interested persons should apply by
Monday,JTanuary 28, 2008.
Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company
(Bahamas) Limited
PO Box N-3024
Nassau, NP, Bahamas
Attention: Fiona Sirra
Via Email: fiona.sirra~rbc.com


*iac









Cay pot l


FROM page 1B

accept the financing offe
understood. Firm d ta
MSC's proposal have not
disclosed.
Multiple private sc
sources won aledq
aoym ty, cnim
Tribune on Friday that M
offer ro 'isna th t
bee re vd.
bel coe just after the
ernment approved MS
-hi gds di etl t N
fom Freeport Tis wl
thecmrpn stow eliindl
sau-bound goods that
landed at the Fre port
tainer Port (FCP) ten h
be shipped out to Port :
glades, before MSC could
ship them to Nassau.
One source familiar
MSC's offer said that i


.Job Va ca ncy for

Parking Lot Attendant

Core Function*
*Responsible for administering the parking facilities of the company.

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

Duties and Responsibilities: ...
Maintain the orderly flow of traffic mn and out of the parking facilities in
accordance with the company's policy.

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

Oversee cleaning of the company's fleet of vehicles.

Assist with parking and accommodation of company's fleet of vehicles.

Maintain kiosk and Parking Lot facilities in a state of cleanliness consistent
with the good image of the company.

Provide assistance with maintenance duties, as may be required from time to
time.

Note: The Parking Lot Attendant must conduct himself in a manner befitting a
representative of the company and afford full courtesies to the general public
at all times.

Interested persons should provide copy(ies) of their qualifications to:

The Human Resources Manager
DA 5760A
clo The Tribune
P.O. Box N-3207
Nassau, Bahamas







MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 7B-


Established Bahamian Company in
Construction, Service and Retail


Is looking to hire an energetic and ambitious
Bahamian person as



M ANA GER


Salary plus incentive scheme.
Ilso possible s are purchase option.

Rephies in writing with Resume to
"MANAGER", P.O. Box CB-11541


Legal Notice

.Noice

BOLIVIANA DE PETROLEOS INC.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:-
(a) BOLIVIANA DE PETROLEOS INC. ("the Company") is
in dissolution under the provisions of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the Company commenced on the 3rd day
of January A.D. 2008 when its Articles of Dissolution were
submitted to and registered by the Registrar general.
(c) the Liquidator of The Company is Sophie Barthe of 2, place
de la Coupole, 92078, Paris, La Defense, France.

Dated the 3rd day of January, 2008.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
For the above-named Company


BAHAMAS SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS
www.bah amaseng0i neers.org



THE BAHAMAS SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS
CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND

THE MONTHLY LUNCHEON

WEDNESDAY, JoAnNUARY 23, 2008

TOPIC:

"'THE LEGISLATION AND REGULATION OF
THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION"

GUEST SPEAKER:

::-The iHort.BaF*~De Deveau
Minister of Works & Utilities
Place:
GRAYCLIFF RESTA URANT
West Hill Street
TIME: 12:00p.r.
Donation: $25.00 per person
IF POSSIBLE PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR A1TTEDANCE BY E-MAIL
gracesharma05@8yahoo.colp
or
jeelliott@bahamaselectricity.com
or by
TEL: 302-1215


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

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

Please send resume and contact details to
easternrdfamily~yahoo.com before January 18, .
2008

Only qualified Bahamians candidates need apply.



HALSBU R Y

CHAMBERS
Counsel-and-Attorney-at'-LawV


Applicants- should be organized, diligent, a team
player ~and have the ability to work with minimum
supervision.
Successful applicants will be eligible tO
participate in the company's medical insurance plan,
pension plan and profit-sharing scheme. Salary will
commensurate ivith experience.

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


IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act 1959
AND

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

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
RUPERT ALVIN BETHEL

NOTICE

Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court herein
filed on the 2nd day of January, A.D., 2008.
The PEtition of IkUPERT ALVIN BETHEL of the
Township of James Cistern in the Island of Eleuthera
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas (hereinafter called the Petitioner) is
applying to The Supreme Court to have its
title to the land heremnafter described investigated
under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, and the
nature and extent thereof determined and declared inl
a Certificate of Title to be granted by the said Court 1
in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

SIN THE MATTER of ALL THOSE tracts
of land situated approximately at the Western
End of the Settlement of James Cistern
and Known1 as "Lavender Point" on the
Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas comprising
106.32 acres:-

Tract A bounded on the EAST by land the
property of John Petty and also ungranted
Crown Land and running thereon 2798.95
feet bounded on the NORTH by the sea and
running thereon 1502.98 feet and the WEST
by land described as now or formerly thle
property of Fred Pinder and running thereon
2580.03 feet and on the SOUTH by the Public
Road and running thereon 2017.56 feet

Tract B bounded on the NORTH by a public
road and running thereon 2025.29 feet on the
EAST by land belonging to John Petty and
running thereon 127.50 feet on the SOUTH
by the sea and rnmning thereon 2066.80 feet
and on the WEST by land nlow or formerly the
property of F~red Pinder and running thereon
I31.00 feet.

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

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

The Registry of The S prme Court, Public Square
in the City of Nassau;Th Chambers of C.F. Butler
& Associates, No.7 Dennings Manor, Alice Street,
Nassau, Bahamas; The Commissioner's Office in
James Cistern and Governor's Harbour, Eleutheral

Any person who objects to the granting of the said
Cerffilcate of Title requested by the Petitioner is
required before the 28th day of February, A.D.,
2008 to file wilth the Supreme Court and serve on the
PetitlOner or its Attorneys, the undersigned, a
Statement of his/her claim mn the prescribed
form verified by an Affidavit to be filed herewith,
Failure of any such person to file and serve
Statement: of his/h~er claim on/before the 28th
day of F~ebruary, A.D., 2008 will operate as a bar
to such claim.

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


Cr uis e anniver sar



x'~~ iCj~ ~ tl n


THE value of their Bahamian private
islands to the crulise ship industry was
again illusti-ated on Friday, whehi minister
of tourism Nekro Grant said some two mil-
lion passengers had visited Half Moon
Cay since Holland America first began
operations on the island some 10 years
ago.
Speaking at the 10th anniversary cele-
brations on Half Moon Cay, Mr Grant
said the Ministry of Tourism wanted to
discuss how Bahamians could become
more involved with the cruise line's oper-
ations on the island. -
fle added that over the 10 years since it
began calling on Half Moon Cay, Holland


America had contributed $23 million in
cruise passenger head taxes to the Bahami-
an Treas~ity. -
It is not clear, though, whether this sta-
tistic was the amount left after Holland
America had received its 50 per cent
rebate for bringing in a specified number
of cruise passenger visitors.
Addressing the same celebrations, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham said Carnival's
various cruise line brands, which include
Holland America, were estimated to have
brought some 1.4 million or 1,425,951 pas-
sengers to Nassau during 2007, a number
that was relatively flat in comparison with
the 2006i totals.


The Prime Minister also referred to
plans to partner with Carnival in the devel-
opment of a new cruise port for Grand
Bahama.
He added: "I also take this opportunity
to recognize your contribution to cruise
calls on our capital city, Nassau where
some 3~4,108 passengers sailing with Hol-
land America Line called at Nassau in
2006.
"Let me say that following a dramatic
fall-off in calls to Nassau last year, we look
forward to more frequent and increased
calls by Holland America at our princi-
pal port-of-call, Nassau in the coming
years."


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Side


2007/CLE/qui/1764


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This person is responsible for assisting the Project Director in planning, directing, and
providing necessary leadership to deal with the short term and long term business objectives
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providing guidance, direction, and accountability in producing the expected performance at
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Our candidate should possess:
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at different levels of the Organization.
* Strong listening and organizational skills.
* Superior Interpersonal abilities to get along with diverse personalities in a multicultural
work environment; tactful, mature and flexible.
* College degree preferred.
Key competencies include: positive disposition, operational decision making, developing
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partnerships, thriving on ambiguity, managing multiple priorities, patience, strategic thinking
and execution, arganizational awareness, tethnical/professional knowledge.


Halsbury Chambers is seeking to
qualified Attorneys-At-Law who
following eniteria:


employ tWO
satisfy the


COMMERCIAL LAW specializing in
conveyancing and real property with a
minimum of three to five years practical
and professional experience.
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I


Legal Notice

COETIN


LUTHER HOLDINGS LTD.

in VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 LUTHER HOLDINGS
LTD. is in dissolution The Date of the Commencement of dissolution
was the 18th of January 2008. David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) Ltd., Building 2 Caves Village, P.O. Box N-3917 is the
Liquidator of LUTHER HOLDINGS LTD. All persons having claims
against the above-named company are required to send their address
Sand particulars of their debts to the Liquidator before the 18th, Febru-
Sary 2008 .



rrn


Legal Notice




ROBOT HOLDINGS LIMITED *

VOLUNTARILY LIQUIDATED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of
ROBOT HIOLDINGS LIMITED. has been completed, a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Copany has therefore been struck
off the Register of Companies.

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was the 13th of November
2007.


NO TICE


Pursuant to the provisions of Seton 1'31(4) (a), (b) .
and (c) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, notice is hereby given that:-

(a) Santarbagno Inc. is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution
is the 3rd day of January, A.D., 2008 and .

(c) the Liquidator is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308
East Bay St.



C.B. Strategy Ltd.
LIQUID~P(PR I -45(>Q( x



Leall Notice
NOTICE



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows

(a) SHOOTING STAR LIMITED is involuntary
dissolution under the provisionsof Section 137(4) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 4th January, 2008 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mr. Michael Low
of 1 Raffles Link #05-02 Singapore 039393.

Dated this 21st day of January, A.D. 2008


Mr Michael Low
uiquidator


NOTICE


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 131 (4) (a), (b)
and (c) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, notice is hereby given that:-

(a) Sparko Limited is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution
is the 3rd day of January, A.D., 2008 and

(c) the Liquidator is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308
East Bay St.



C.B. Strategy.Ltd.
:- : LIQUIDATOR





NOTICE


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 131 (4) (a), (b)
and (c) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, notice is hereby given that:-

(a) Zalowat Corporation Ltd. is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution
is the 3rd day of January, A.D., 2008 and

(c) the Liquidator is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308
East Bay St.



C.B. Strategy Ltd.
LIQUIDATOR


Pd In nfomration As O: ;
rda,18 aury2000

2k- I 5wki-Low Security Pavious Close~ij Today's Close Change Dally V l. ES Dv P/E Yield
1.68 0.64 Abaco Markets 1.68 1.68 0.00 0.157 0.000 10.7 00
11.80 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.933%
9.61 8.03 Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00 7.000 0.612 0.260 15.7 2.71%
0.85 0.80 Benchmark 0.86 0.85 0.00 0.188 0.030 4.535%
3.74 1.85 Behamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.71 2.46
1o 1.2o" Ridelity Bankla 1 1 2.5 26 80 0.4 5 11
.15 2.00 Colina Holdings 3.14 3.14 0.00 18 0.031 0.040 101.3 127
8.50 4.22 Commonwealth Bank (81) 8.35 8.35 0.00 0.426 0.260 19.6 3.1
7.22 4.74 Consolidated Water BDRs 6.40 5.15 -0.25 0.129 0.052 41.9 0.96
2.602.20 Doctor'sHospital 2.30 2.30 0.00 0.316 0.020 7.3 0.7
7.40 5.70 Famguard~ 7.40 7.40 0.00 6,000 0.713 0.280 10.4 3.78
13.00 12.25 Finco 13.00 13.00 0.00 0.829 0.570 15.7 4.8
1.75 14.26 FirstCaribbean 14.60 14.60 0.00 0.914 0.470 16.0322
610 5.18 Focol (S) 5.18 5.18 0.00 0.359 0.140 14.4 2.70
1.00 0.64 Freeport Concrete 0.77 0.77 0.00 0.017 0.000 45.3000
1.00 5.o J:i S. Johins.on 11:il 110 0.0 1.5 250 1
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0O.600 866.0
52wMI 2wkLowSymol id As $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPSEP $_ Div$ P/E Yleld
14.60 14.25 BahamasSuperrmarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.160 1.185 13.4 8.12
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.0
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.20 _-0.023 000 N/M00%
4E0041.0 ABDB 4100 4.00 1.004.450 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%
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.030 0.000 NIM 00

.3765H 5.2 647 Colina Moe Mr et Fund 1.37N5A7V T% Ls oth I il
3.7969 '3.0569 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.7969**
.0:0 24 2 | onqaSIdPrferred Fund 3 00076**
11.8192 11.3545 Fidellty Prime Income Fund 11.8192***
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec i02 100.0 MARKET TERMS YIELD last 12 month dividends dlytded by closing price CLBLL}{~.MA
52wk-H1 Highest closing price In lant 52 week Bid $ Buying price of Colinn and Fldolity
52wk-Low LoweaL closing price In last 52 weeks Ask $ Sailing price of Colnna and fidelity 11 Janruary 2008
Previous Close Previous day's weioghted prie for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-thre-counter price ** 31 Decemlber 2007
Today's Close Current day's weig~hted price for daily volume Wookly Vol, Tradlng volume of the prior wook "* 31 Oct~obr 2007
Change Change in losing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported nernings per share for the [ael 12 mtrhe
DaIly Vol. Number of total therea traded today NAV Not Asset Value
DIV $ Dlvidends per share paid In the last 12 months N/M Not Moanllogful
PIE CIosling pride divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 1 100
()- 4-for-1 Stock Spilt Effective Date 8/8/2007
(1) -3-for-1 Stock Spilt Effective Date 7/11/2007


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IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING
TITLES ACT, 1959

AND

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

AND

SALL THAT tract of land comprising of 400.60
Acres being a portion of the Archibold Ta lor Estate
Grant bk at 4 situated about 5,000 ~eet
Sdue southwardly from Clarence Town Settlement
on Long Island one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.




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

NO TWICE

Pursuant to an Order of The Su reme Court
herein filed on the 2nd day of January, A.D., 2008.

The Petition of KCT HOLDINGS COMPANY
LT.D., a Company incorporated under the laws of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas whose Registered
Office is situate in the City of Nassau in the Island of
Ilew Providence one of th~e Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas (hereinafter called
the Petitioner) is applying to The Supreme Court to
have its title to the land hereinafter described
'investigated under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles
Act, and the nature and extent thereof determined
and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted
Sby: the said Court in accordance with the provisions
of the said Act


iALL THAT tract of land comprising of 23 8.49
acres being a.portion of the Archibold Ta lor Estate
Grant bk pg 33) situate first southwar ly of
larence Town on Long Island one of the islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

AND

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

~he Petitioner claiims to be the owner in fee simple
by virtue of long undisturbed possession.

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


The Registr of The S preme Court, Public S uare in
the City o ~assau; The Chambers of C.F. Bu ler
& Associates, No.7 Dennings Manor, Alice Street
:Nassau, The Bahamas; The Commissioner's Office in
Deadman's Cay and Clarence Town, Long Island

y erson who obi ects to the granting of the
inaid certificate of I'tle re tested by th Petitioner is
re uired before the 28th da of February, A.D., 2008
to fle with the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioner or its Attorneys, the undersigned, a
Statement of his/her claim in the prescribed form
Verified by an Affidavit to be filed herewith. Failure
;bf any such person to file and serve Statement of
h~is/her claim on/before the 28th day of February,
A.D., 2008 will operate as a bar to such claim.



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


PAGE 8B, MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2008


price of ood tremendously."
He a ded that it was not
practical to grow corn for
ethanol production on a small
land mass such as New Provi-
dence: While one of the Fami-
ly Islands was a possibility, pro-
ducers would then be faced
with transportation and ship-
ping issues, "and all the gas
stations would have to be fitted
to take gas with ethanol. For a
lot of reasons, it doesn't seem
practical for the Bahamas".
A report by US-based con-
sultants Haley & Aldrich sug-.
gested that the Bahamas can
"Lopen new industries",
increase employment and stim-
ulate economic growth if it
invests mn developing renew-
able energy sources, warning
that "energy costs will become
a proportionately larger part
of the economy" if the status
quo is maintained.
Haley & Aldrich noted that
electricity demand in the
Bahamas was increasing ever
year, largely due to new resort
and residential construction.
Between 1995 and 2000, elec-
tricity demand in the Bahamas
grew by 400 million kilowatt
hours to 1,715 kilowatt hours.
And between 2000 and 2002,
electricity demand jumped by a
further 170 kilowatt hours to
1,886 kilowatt hours, a cost
that accounted for $467 mil-
lion or 1/12 of the Bahamian
economy in 2002.


librium between demand and
supply and a stable price lev-
el," Mr Coulson told the sem-
inar.

Supply
On the supply side, Mr Coul-
son said oil had become
"deeply ingrained" in the
world economy, with 99 per
cent of the food we consume
using oil or gas for fertilizers,


agrochemicals, cultivation and
transport.
Some 80-95 per cent of
transportation services relied
on oil products for fuel, while
95 per cent of all goods in
shops used oil for production.
Mr Coulson said he hoped
that a proposal submitted by
a "locally-based marine com-
pany", which operates wind
farms in Denmark, Bermuda
and the UK, for a series of off-
shore wind turbines that would
be linked to BEC's power grid
could be "renewed". It had
been ignored by the previous
government.
Although Mr Coulson did
not name the company he was
referring to, it is understood
to be the Clipper Group.
Other supply side sugges-
tions included exploring the
potential of liquefied natural
gas (LNG), and ocean thermal
energy conversion (OTEC).
Mr Coulson, though, did not
agree that the Bahamas should
get into the business of pro-
ducing corn for ethanol pro-
duction. "It requires a hell of a
lot of land," he told The Tri-
bune.
"There are a lot of questions
about ethanol, in the sense that
it takes a lot of energy to pro-
duce, it reduces land available
for agricultural purposes. In
the US, so much land has been
taken away from growing corn
for food that it drives up the


could help reduce private car
usage, while a switch to more
efficient fluorescent light bulbs
and away from the incandes-
cent variety could also reduce
energy demand.
"We must not delude our-
selves that these steps will
eliminate our demand for oil -
it's too pervasive. But they will
certainly have the effect of
reducing demand, so that we
may reach some level of equi-


ensure registered vehicle num-
bers did not increase by more
than 3 per cent per year. To
buy a car, purchasers there first
needed to obtain' a certificate
of ownership.
Mr Coulson added that a
rationalized jitney system


2007/CLE/qui/01040


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
;INTHE SUPREME COURT
iCommon Law and Equity Side


ENERGY, from 1B


Ipt less demand, a lot less con-
gestion and less carbon emis-
stons "
SMr Coulson also pointed to
Singapore as an example, the
island using a quota system to








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Abolition of the Trane-Atlantic Slave Trade:

Tegl|ja the $goyp
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communities of African descent around the world".
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presentation will focus on "Freed Africans in The Bahamas".
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SESSION A
COURSE TUITION LAB
SEC CODE BEGINS DURATION DAYS TIME &; FEES FEE RM
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Culsine 1 806 Feb. 07 6 weeks Tusa 9:0m $225.00 $150.00 MK
Gourmet COOK 6:00 -
oongI 1 823 Feb. 4 6 weeks Mna9:0m $200.00 $180.00 MK
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cOOK 6:00 -
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D eratn 1 OOK Feb. 4 5 weeks Mon/Wed. pm $225.00 $100.00 LK
orati II 1 OOK Feb. 4 5 weeks Mon/Wed. pm$225.00 $150.00 PK
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CoigII 1 824 Mar. 24 6 weeks Mna :0r $225.00 $240.00 MK
Cake & Pastry COOK 6:00 ~
Making I1 813 Mar. 25 S weeks Tues/Thurs. 9:0p $225.00 $75.00 LK
Cake & Pastry COOK 6:00 -
MaigII 1 814 Mar. 25 5 weeks Tues/Thurs. 9:0p 250.00 $75.00 PK
COOK 6:o -
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cake COOK 6:00 -
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Cake COOK 6:00 -
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International

'Cdnference

and Art Exhibition

Abolition of t~he
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade:

Telling the $400y

February 21-25, 2000
Nassau, 'The Bahaftae

Art Exh abstr on
February 15-25, 2000

Guidelines for Artists
The Conference on the Abolition of the Trans
Atlantic Slave Trade: Telling The Story, invites all
artists to submit up to three (3) artworks executed
in any medium for showing at the conference
February 21-23, 2008.
The exhibition will open on Friday, 15 February,
2008 at 6.30 in the evening at the Performing Arts
Centre at The College of the Bahamas Oakes Field
Campus.
All artwork should be sent or brought to the Pro
Gallery which is located in the S Block at The
College of the Bahamas Oakes Field Campus one
(1) week prior to the opening of the exhibition.
Please address all artworks to Mrs. Joann B~ehagg
or Mr. John Cox.
All artists should give an indication of how they
would wish their 3D pieces to be displayed.
Photographic images would assist us in determining
your display needs.
Foreign artists are welcome. However, all related
costs will be the responsibility of the artists (packing,
shipping, and customs duty, etc.) to and from The
Bahamas.
The Conference Committee will select the works
to be exhibited and all decisions are final.

Contacts :
Joann Behagg
email: jbehagg@cob.edu.bs
Telephone: 302 4560

John Cox
jeox@cob.edu.bs
Telephone: 302-4485


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COM802 101 IMAKE-UP APPLICATION 6I:_00pm-9:00pm 1Moi -18-NFbl 8wksl 8225
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HEALTH, FITNESS AND COSMETOLOGY
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MASSAGE THERAPY I & II 11 February
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR I 13 February
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 6 February ,
MAKE-UP APPLICATION 18 February
MANICURE & PEDICURE 19T ty .
NAIL ART TECHNICIAN :. 18 February


SEWING AND DECORATING
COURSE B ~EGAS

BASIC OF FREEHAND CUTTING I & II 18 February
BEDROOM DECORATING 16 .Febwrua
DRAPERY MAKING I 19 February
UPHOLSTERY 1~3 February

COMPUTE RS

COURSE BEGINS
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 1 & 1` 14 Fbur
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I 6 Febu
QUICKBOOKS 5 erur
uICROnceFT EvrPI 9 Fbur
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MICROSOFT POWERPOINT W/S 6 March
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

ANTHURIUM~
SPECIAL ISSUE
dedicated to

BAHAMIAN LITERATURE, THEATER, FltM,
ART, and CULTURE
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studles Journal "is a bi-annual peer-reviewed joumal that pblishes
original works and critical studies of Caribbean Iiterature, theater, film, art, and culture by writers
and scholars worldwide exclusively in electronic form. The joumal promotes a lively exchange
among rtr andshoasa ine artd, h mnitte, n so ia us ince a o hol diers
sturfes, interviews, fiction, poetry, plays and visual art.. Book reviews and bibliographies,
special thematic Issues and original art and photography are some of the features of this
International journal of Caribbean arts and letters. Anitudsrum is a non-profit pblication and
project of the Caribbean Literary Studies program in the Department of Eng ish, supported
solely by the Unlversity of Miami" (http://scholar.library.miaml.edulanthrumuretaifr
papers.htm).
The School of Engllsh Studies at The College of The Bahamas invites submissions for the Spring
2009 edition of the journal. Submissions must be received no later than 30 April 2008 and
should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word attachments to
chohofenglishstudles@cob.edu.bs. They should also be accompanied by a brief biographical
skth
Submission guidelines:

N ornme t aany ne essay 3,500-6,500 words. Prepare manuscripts in accordance with the
most recent edition of The MLA Style Manual, which encourages the use of intratextual
documentation wherever possible and mandates the inclusion of a list of works cited (with full
pagination) at the manuscript's end.
Poems:
No more than four poems.
Fiction and Life Writing:
No more than one story, a maximum of 5,000 words.
Book/Film/Play reviews (or shortreview essays):
2,000-2,500 words. At the beginning of the review, please include the title of th~e work belng
reviewed as well as the publication/production information. Books should hpgve been kbihl
no more than two years previously.
Art
No more than two pieces (on CD).
See dditoa in Nrfs i on suabhmissojsn guidelines htm
Plas note the Statement of Publication Fmrms which applies to al~sitsuitera publn
Should you have any queries, please contact


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AT
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ENTRYT a ~REQUREME~hNTS

The normal entry requirements for the UWI LL.B degree are based on
the following basic UWI Matriculation standards.

(a) Five subjects, at least two of which must be at Advanced (A) Level
and the remainder at CXC (Caribbean Examinations Council) general or
BGCSE (Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education) or the
equivalent; OR

(b) Associate or Bachelor degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or
higher. Note: Space in the programme is linuted and competition is lugh.
Therefore, above average 'A' Level grades and high averages ((at least
3.0) in undergraduate degrees are required for an applicant to stand a
reasonable chance of gaining admission.

The College of The Bahamas will consider a limited number of
applications from persons who do not satishj Matriculation standards
as identified above but who have equivalent academic qualifications.
In particular, mature applicants over 30 who provide evidence of
academic and professional achievement can be considered. This is an
opportunity for persons who have already been associated with the practice
of law in some way to read for a law degree. A resume must be submitted
with the COB and UWI applications.

All applicants are required to sit a Proficiency Exam, at a date to be
announced (probably during the month of April 2008).

Inter-est~ed persons must complete a College of The Bahamas and University
of the West Indies Application for Admission Form available from the
Office of Admissions, 2na Floor, Portia Smith Building, Pomeliana Drive,
The College of The Bahamas. Both applications are also available on
their respective websites www~cob.edu.bs and http://ww.cavehill.uwi.edu.

Com-pleted applications, original certificates (which will be returned to
the applicant), copies of original certificates, transcripts sent directly from
universities or colleges previously attended to the Director of AdmissionS
at COB, and proof of payment of the forty-dollar ($40.00) application
fee (paid at the Business Office at COB), must be submitted by F~ebruary
1, 2008.


Dr. lan Strachen
or Shoolo Engalh td
Email: istrachanecob~edu.bs


AP GE 10B MONDAYJANUARY 21 08


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January 19 DRUMFEST A drum summit regrouping Video of Mlontreal TAM~n 'TAMd JAMh by I. Moss Band shell
Satura members from all the Junkanoo teams Junkanoo rctioneers are cordill invited 2 PM
January 30" JNKiANOO ART- designing and pasting Presentation and demonstration by Henry) Moss Jr.; Mlunnings Room 2
Wednesday costumes WORKCSHOP slide show byI. Moss .6-8
February 7 PANEL DISCUglON: Tourism and Panel members from Tourism, Immigration. COB, Munnings Room 2 or BTCr
Thursday Lanues and pvate tourism businesses Lecture Hall? 7 PM~
Febr~uary 19) FRENC'IT FILM SEI Presentation on Roman history background by Mlunnings Room 2
Tuesday Professor Sehe Aranha 7 Pm
March 14 RNCFO NGEVENING Slide show by I. Mloss, F:. L~eger on guitar, J. M~unnings Room 2
Friday Mereus on vocals and other musical friends 7 PMl
Marh 2 ri VICOR llGO evod ES MIZ, Lecture and slide show by L. Moss MunnsRoom 2
Apili IIArn 'AN FILM Slidle rention:l Ler. SC'CA MunnsRoom 2 0
April 16 :\N I;VE:NINGi OF1 BAHAMIAN MUSIC' Slidle show on Blahamian Rlussexans aInd New Performance Center'.
F~rida Guests: Thle D)ICEiY DO SINGERS Enltertaincrts by hL oss
kfay 6 AIES Slide Show by I.M~oss; participation of Ge~rman- Munnings Room 2
TIuesda cakes in Nassa~u & ILC(1 students
May 23 ('lArSSICA( L MUSIC EVENING Piano solos by 1.M~oss; C'cilo I piano ducts by Hi. Mlunnings Room 2
Friday ~Peloqi & I.Mos uests < Bah.Concert Orch.7

NOTE'I: Otlher1 evninlgs of foreign films are planned in addition to the above events. Thle dates will be added as the~y become fixed.

Datles aIre subjIctC to changep.


MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 11B


reject it. I cannot reject it
strongly enough. It is com-
pletely wrong to put that kmnd
of spin on it "
De Deveaux said the
Christie government focused
on the southwest port location
to the exclusion of all others,
with no cost-benefit analyses
Sutcehdas theh it I00 onD con(
consultants Ecorys-Lievenese -
ever performed elsewhere.
When asked whether the
Government had received the
Ecorys report and come to any
decision on it, Mr Deveaux
said no copy had been form~al-
ly presented to the Ingraham
administration. Nor had there
been any private sector
requests to review it, he said,
adding that he had himself
been able to obtain a copy
through the public sector con-
sultants who worked with Eco-
rys on the study.
"The best answer I can give
you is that I have received the
report itself, but the Govern-
r nt has not formallyhrecei e

had any request from the pri-
vate sector to review it," Mr
Deveaux said. "Nor have we
been asked to make a decision
on it."
The Arawak Cay plan is sim-
ilar to one that was proposed
at the July 24 meeting by John
Bethel, of Bethel Estates, and
Jimmy Mosko, and involved
the creation of an inland t~er-
minal at Gladstone Road.
This was billed as relieving
75 per cent of the cargo traffic
in downtown Nassau, as shmip-
ping containers could be
afnsed etboooead toe sR a

goods recovered by their recip-
ients or shipped to their busi-
nesses. The inland terminal's
construction was estimated as
lasting for one year.
All these suggestions have
been adopted by the Ingraham
administration, based on the
Prime Minister's New Year's
address to the nation.
:The Tribune understands
thiat Government land on
-~ Gladstone Road near the.Faith,
Avenue-Carmichael Road
junction, and adjacent to the
Bahamas Hot Mix site there,
has been earmarked as the
inland terminal's location,
Thi siteewiHl also ine n weld

Improvement. Project, ilt is
understood, as this is eyeing
the creation of a highway
direct from Carm cthaelisRoani

structed, though, container
traffic will either have to make
its way to the inland terminal
via Nassau Street, Thompson
Boulevard and JFK Drive, or
westwards via west Bay Street
and tenroveunPro1pe~ctu ddge
stands there has been some
discussion about constructing a
new roa thhat oul lnk FK
where the Zoo nightclub used
to be.
The Ecorys report found
thtrlcatn t se commleor nal
town Nassau to southwestern
New Providence would gener-
ate $497 million in economic
benefits for the Bahamas over


a 30-year period, compared to
net present value (NPV) costs
of $19)2 million.
It concluded that relocating
the shipping companies to the
proposed port, which would be
located between BEC's Clifton
Pier power plant and Com-
monwealth Brewery, would

ic bnefi tof 0-roiat In 9
per TEU [shipping container]
compared with handling the
containers at the current loca-
tion".
Finding that the port reloca-
tion proposal, first put forward
under the former Christie gov-
ernment, was "soundly feasi-
ble from a socio-economic per-
spective", Ecorys estimated
that the $235 million cost of
constructing the new port
would be acceptable given a
15.8 per cent internal rate of
return (IRR) on investment.
Even in a worst-case sce-
nario, described by Ecorys as
one where twenty-foot equip-
ment units (TEUs) would grow

oislpyer aperum ntoher th 0
the forecasted 263,000 units,
the report said "a sound" 12.1
per cent return on investment
would still be generated.
Ecorys added that the vol-
ume of shipping containers
transported to New' Providence
will come close to quadrupling
over the next 30 years, mecreas-
ing from 66,000 twenty-foot
equipment units (TEUs) to
243,000 TEUs by 2035.


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tive. How do we achieve that
in the most cost effective and
efficient way? This is one way
we feel we can accomplish
that." .'
Dr Deveaux told The Tri-
bunedthat nhd Gove nmen0
acres on Arawak Cay, which
could form the new port's core'
although some of it was
already leased. With the land
available, the vertical con-
struction of ware house fci i-
ties and wharfs would be the
remaining requirements.
The master also revealed
that the Government was look-
ing at using the spoil excavated
from Nassau Hdarbour later this
year to expand rawak Gy s
land mass and the land avall-
able for the new port. He indi-
cated that the spoil extracted
would also be used to make
improvements at Woodes
Rogers Wharf and along Nas-
sau harb ufonttgoingh i- t
bune that when Balfour Beat-
ty dredged Nassau Harbour in
the 1980s, Arawak Cay was
filled to 20-30 feet with spoil,
which was subsequently used
toput out fires at the garbage
du p
The dredging will be used to
expand Nassau Harbour and
enable Prince George's Wharf
to receive the largest cruise
ship class, the Freedom ships'
from 2009 onwards.
Charles Klonaris, the Nas-
sau Tourism and Development
Board's (NTDB) chairman,

had ore ch Goe etdutr s

p rta ion cns que een of

port location.
In response, Dr Deveaux
said: "We are undertaking the
terms of reference to do this
as we speak, so we can make
an informed judgement about
it. Hopefully, mna few weeks,
we will be able to speak pub-
lc to a few specifics."
e iaglded htthat it thtvv~
mett now possessing th.
2004 sinudy on Nassau's re~vi-
talization by urban planning
firm, EDAW, and other work
done by Bahamian Jackson
Burnside, it was now talking
to the NTDB on the best way
forward for downtown Bay
StrT Government, Mr
Deveaux said, wanted "to
improve that whole area from
Blake Road going into town
and all the way out to Fox

HThe Pro rssive Liberal Par-
ty (PLP) had alleged that
Deputy Pnime Mimister Brent
So fic of in er sa s n ain
when he chaired a July 24
meeting that discussed the
Arawak Cay plan despite his
tail' sat beeb g glan lo
pany.
Dr Deveaux blasted that
such claims were "obnoxious .
Adding that it was wrong to
malign and impugn Mr Symon-
ette "'in that way", he added
of the allegations: "I condemn
that in the strongest possible
terms. I utterly and totally


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