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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: February 8, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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II By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
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TH-E owners of Western' Air
yesterday hit out at Golden
Gates MP Shane Gibson for
criticising a private company in
parliament and defended the
airline against his allegations.
Rex Rolle, president and
CEO of Western Air, told Thze
Tribune that he believes that
personal and political griev-
ances played a part in the state-
ments made by the PLP MP.
SEE page eight ,


THE privatisation of the
Babamas Telecommunica-
tloni Company wdll not occur
ar neot n nt inoedi th ne
industrial agreement under
consideration, vowed Robert
Farquharson, president of the
Bahamas Communications
and Public Officers Union
yesterday.
Members of the BCPOU
shredded a copy of the draft
indusora ragreem tb offered
ernment just before 1pm.
They then wrapped it mna dia-
per and put it on the steps of
tohelco~mpany's headquarters
Mr Farquharson led the
lunchtime protest to demon-
strate the union's disgust at
the draft document for BTC
workers, who have been with-
out a contract since Septem-
ber last year.
According to the union, the
proposed agreement deletes
some 23 benefits already
enjoyed by workers, includ-
ing a merit rating system, tray-
el allowance, certain overtime
SEE page eight


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MBy PAUL G
TURNQUEST
Tribune Stdff Reporter
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THE Ministry of Education
has launched a full scale inves-
tigation into allegations that
a female teacher at a govern-
ment school was having a sex-
ual relationship with a 12th
grade male student.
Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Education, Youth,
and Sports, Mrs Elma Gar-
raway confirmed with The Tri-
bune yesterday that an inves-
tigation was underway.
"This allegation has very
recently been brought to the
attention of the ministry and





POLICE confirmed that
a man was shot in his chest
and killed on Adderley
Street, Fox H-ill, at about 8
o'clock last night.
It is reported that a man
was standing with others on
the western side of Adderley
St et off B~endard RTorde
was an exchange of words
a shot was fired, and the ca
pulled off. The victim ran
to the eastern side of the
ricad where he dropped
Police were at the scene.


we are having the matter
investigated," she said.
However, beyond this, Mrs
Garraway said that no other
comment can be made at this
time. Repeated calls to the
Minister of Education Carl
liethel for comment were not
returnedisp to press time-
U~nder the Sexual Offences
and Domestic Violence Act,
section 14, any adult who has
or attempts to have unlawful
sexual intercourse with a
dependentt child of the
adult", whether with or with-
out the consent of the child,
is guilty of an offence and
liable to imprisonment for 14
years subject to, in the case of
a second or subsequent con-
viction for the offence, a term
of imprisoriment of eight
T Act outlines the condi-
hoe Iut'demeanng e h n
who is not related by blood to
the adult, but who is the
adopted child, step-child, fos-
ter child or ward of the adult;
has been treated by the adult
as a child of the family of the
adult; is being maintained
either wholly or partly, by the
adult; is in the actual custody
charge or control of the adult
or as in the case of a teacher,
in relation to whom the adult
holds a position of trust.,
The President of the
Bahamas Union of Teachers
Mrs Ida Poitier-Turnquest
SSEE page eight


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BUSINESS at the Royal
Bank of Canada's main branch
on Bay Street came: to a halt
yesterday as a result of a bomb
slcarhe were called in to inves-
tigate the threat. However,
nothing was found. During the
incident, in addition to the
investigating officers in the
bank, a policeman, armed with
a machine gun, was stationed
outside the branch.
After less than an hour's
delay, business returned to nor-
mal, a representative of the
Royal Bank confirmed.
The police statistics for 2007,
reveal that there were 33 bomb
threats -last year, as compared
with 21 in 2006.
.Disgruntled employees and
idle children are often cited as
the main culprits in making false
bomb threats mn the Bahamas.


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WBy XAN-XI BETHEL
BISHOP Michael Eldon is
still clinging to life and depend-
ing on a ventilator to sustamn
'Hi site Dr. K~v Eldo
Bethl, Isaied that Bisho Eldo
is-in stable condition and even
though he is unable to commu-
nicate, he shows signs of under-
standing and recognition. He is
not mobile and needs constant
medical care.
Bishop Eldon was admitted
to Doctor's Hospital on January
31o 2005, uffritg fow rpdlu-
suffered respiratory failure and
went into a coma. Hle had to
remain in the hospital for two
months before he was stable
enough to go home.
Afid in a medical update
issued on April 4th of that year,
it was reported that his condi-
tion had deteriorated again and
he was expe~rie~ncing recurrent
pneumonia with septicemia
(blood poisoning). Since his
breakdown of health in 2005,
Bishop Eldon has not been able
to resume his duties at the
Anglican Diocese of the
Bahamas, but Dr. Bethel said
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pt By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
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BAHAMIANS and tourists
could be enjoying a newly beau-
tified g Lre en space" on the dqtvn-
town site of the old straw market
within the next three months, The
Tribune has learned. .
Works Minister Earl Deveaux
confirmed yesterday that plans
to renovate the large' empty lot
by adding trees, walkways and
benches where people can relax,
will be put out to tender in the
local press on Monday.
At the same time, bids will be
solicited for contracts relating to
the renovation of the Prince
George Wharf customs ware-
house, which is set to be turned
into an authentic Bahamian crafts
market. and for the completion of
repairs on the tented straw mar-


ket on West Bay Street.
Once advertised, Dr Dev'eaux
said he anticipates a further 30
days to six weeks before a con-,
tractor is selected by the ministry
for the green space project. He
said that the work should take
around 90 days.
The Tribune first reported in
mid-January that Dr Deveaux
had asked his ministry to .prepare
designs for the temporary b~eau-
tification of the empty lot, which
has been a large eyesore in the
middle of the touristic downtown
area since the original market
burnt down in 2001.
]He emphasised that the
upgrades made to the site do not
preclude the land being used for
other purposes at a later date,
and said measures will be taken
to ensure that any additions
made to the site can be removed
without major difficulties by


utilising potted trees, for exam-
ple.
Under the former government,
a $23 million contract had been
signed to build a new straw mar-
ket on the empty lot, but this con-
tract was cancelled under the
ENM government, who stated
that it was too expensive. For-.
mer works minister Bradley
Roberts had said at its signing
that the project represented the
largest sum of money ever invest-
ed by the Bahamian government
in a single government building.
Since that time, the govern-
ment has committed itself to the
creation of an authentic Bahami-
an crafts market at the old cus-
tom's warehouse after being lob-
bied by Bahamian craftspersolis.
The tented market is being
repaired at the request of a group
of straw vendors who fear the
repercussions of taking their busi-
ness off Bay Street.
Dr Deveaux told another daily
earlier this month that the straw
market is not likely to be rebuilt
until 2009 at the earliest.
He stated last year that the
government did not wish to be
forced into building a market that
addresses the immediate needs
of just a few hundred vendors*
and nisk missing an opportunity
to plan an overall strategic plan
for downtown.
The soliciting of bids to begin
the beautification project comes
after the proposal for the area,
currently roughly boarded off
with plywood, was "warmly
received" by Dr Deveaux's Cab-
inet colleagues.
Dr Deveaux had spoken of
how the site is one of several
focuses for his ministry in terms
of the government's stated com-
mitment to address the deterio-
ration of downtown Nassau.
The green space concept has
been embraced by the Nassau
Tourism Development Board's
Frank Comito and Charles
Klonaris, and the Ministry of
Tourism, said Dr Deveaux.


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100,000-square foot casino, the
largest in the Caribbean.
At a media forum last week-
end, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham explained that while
he could say Baha Mar had con-
tacted the Ministry of Works,
he was not sure if a permit was
issued for re-routing West Bay
Street.
"They have tendered the job,
they have been in touch with
(the Mimistry of Works) about
the scope, the plans, the speci-
fications, etcetera. I think that
they had all agreed on all of
those matters.
"Whether an actual permit
has been issued, I don't know.
But they tell me that they
expect to break ground on that
on March 18. That's what they
say, I didn't say it, I'm just
repeating them," Mr Ingraham
said. Earlier in the week, the
government promised to make
available in parliament the new
agreement along with a full
statement explaining it-

bean trade


SBy TANEKA THOMPSON like to know what will become
Tribune Staff Reporter of our neighbourhood," she
tthompson~tribunemedia.net said.
Residents are calling on par-
ties involved to be transparent
RESIENTSof Cble each and disclose the information at
are calling for a town meeting to a town meeting. .
address their fears that access Arsdn ad Fnypes
to western New Providence will .etig a cim tns
be restricted as a result of the meig n liso rn-
new Baha Mar supplemental parency are not going to keep
heads of agreement. the voter happy. Disclosure and
Top on the list of concerns sharing of information with the
are the planned re-routing of people concerned is so far
West Bay Street and access to another empty promise from
Goodman's Bay once the devel- parliamentarians. Once again,
opment gets underway. I ask for a town meeting to
Resident Sara Appleton said: include western Bahamians in
"Would the public servants their own future."
please now serve the public and Last week the government
let us know exactly what you signed supplemental heads of
have signed on our behalf in the agreement with Baha Mar, and
Cable Beach agreement? What its joint venture partner Har-
route can we take to drive to rah's, for the $2.6 billion invest-
work? How we will be able to ment project in Cable Beach.
access the beaches? How will The resort will have nearly
Bahamians be able to access 3,000 rooms at completion. Har-
Goodman's Bay and the land rah's will operate a Caesar's
around it bequeathed to us? Resort Hotel with more than
"My neighbours and would 1,000 guest rooms and a

CARICOM talks: Caribl


R OSCOE JENKINS


high on agenda
nion and CARI- footing. One way of achieving
be hotly debated this goal, he said, would be for
ing conference. the US to lock the CBTPA
*general of the preferences into permanent leg-
,n of American isolation and include all CARI-
S) Jos& Miguel COM member states as benefi-
week addressed a caries.
ng of the United The upcoming CARICOM
-national Trade inter-sessional heads of gov-
(USITC) to urge ernment conference will take
,bean Basmn Trade place March 7 to 8 in Nassau.
~ct be renewed. In January, Prime Minister
argued that expi- Hubert Ingraham assumed the
Act would have chairmanship of CARICOM
ely deleterious for six months.


THE extension of the
Caribbean Basin Trade Part-
nership Act will be high on the
agenda when the CARICOM
heads of government meet in
the Bahamas next month.
The partnership act, which
provides 19 countries in the
Caribbean basin with duty-free
access to numerous products on
the US market, is set to expire
in September unless it is
renewed by US lawmakers.
Minister of State, for Finance
Zhivargo Laing told The Tri-
buine that there has not been
any recent communication from
the US on this matter, but that
the Caribbean is still hopeful
for a positive outcome.
Mr Laing says he has no
> doubt-that the CBTPA, among
oQtherstrade agreements such ~as
`the Etconomic `P~ri ntltth'~~ip
'Agreement between the


n Caribbean
me hearing, assis-
y-general at the
Secretariat,
Irwin LaRocque,
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States Inter
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that the Carib
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Mr Insulza
ration of the
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effect" o
economies.
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tant secretary
CARICOM
Ambassador
argued~ that
trade .e qbUt
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NULLIUS ADDICTS JURARE IN VERBA MA GISTRI
Being Boulnd to Swcear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kr., O.B.E., K.M., K. CS. G.,
(Hon.) LL. D., D. Litt .

Pulblisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

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speak in public, in the news-
papers, radio and TV to share,
convictions, views, and vision
for equality of black African
AmH tcoars aAm that
South Africa did not allow
freedom of speech and express~
siotn for black South Africans
ind e pulc, newspaper, ra io
It was the reason why it
took a long time for
Apartheid to finally end in
South Africa in the 1990's.
My radio ad was played on
Island FM on January 3rd, 4th
and 16th of 2008; but was
refused to be aired on ZNS;
first in Oct'ober 2007 and Jan-
uary 2008. I contacted Minis-
ter K Forbes of the FNM gov-
ernment of my displeasure
and surprise of ZNS not play-
ing my radio ad.
Democracy and freedom of
speech is deeply connected
together. You cannot have


one without the other. This is
the greatest test and assurance
of democracy in a democratic
country like the Bahamas.
I am truly shocked and sur-
prised of ZNS's actions, does
the FNM government believe
in freedom of speech in a
democratic country?
aMy nadiomad is Boa eucate.
people of the policies at the
Hotel Pension Management
fund as an advocate for
change and being the people's
champion for justice against
injustice.
Swill be taking 1 al advice
and consultation with my
lawyer to decide what action,
if necessary, to take concern-
ing this matter with ZNS in
challenging my freedom of
speech and expression when
refusing to play my radio ad in
the Bahamas.

PEDRO SMITH
Nassau,
January 23, 2008.


EDITOR, The Tribune.

THIS letter to the public is
to address concerns, questions
about actions displayed by
ZNS staff when refusing to
have my radio ads played on
their radio station. .
The fundamental principle
of freedom of speech and
expr sion is being chall nged
tion O t~he Bahamas in the

My fellow Brothers and Sis
ters of the Bahamas, my belief
and understanding of freedom
of speech and expression in a
democratic country like the
Bahamas, freedom of speech
and expression is the most
protected, guarded, sacred
foundation of democracy in a
democratic country that
ensures democracy is being
demonstrated and expressed
in a democratic country when
allowing freedom of speech
and expression in the public
newspaper, radio and TV
media that was demonstrated
during the 1960's when Dr
Martin Luther King Jr and
Malcolm X was allowed to


WE HAVE all heard of "zero toler-
ance", which the police and some govern-
mmepnmt a pivate schools are tryng a
attempt to restore order in the schools and
pull this country back from the brink of
lawlessness on the streets.
However, how many of us know about
the "broken window" theory from which
the "zero tolerance" strategy evolved.
"Zero tolerance" was successfully intro-
duced to the city of New York by forrmer
Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani after his
election in 1993.
It gained widespread prominence when
through the implementation of "zero tol-
erance" he succeeded in reducing crime
and restoring a "quality of life" to New
York city.
It was reported that "Giuliani's 'zero
tolerance' roll out was part of an inter-
locking set of wider reforms, crucial parts of
which had been underway since 1985.
Guiliani had the police even more strict-
ly enforce the law against subway fare eva
sion, urinators, and the 'squeegee men
who had been wiping windshields of
stopped cars and demanding payment.
Rates of both petty and serious crime fell
suddenly and significantly, and continued
to fall for the following 10 years."
However, the "broken window" theory
came from the name of Broken Win-
'dows a~book by James Q Wilson and
George L Kelling.
The title was from the following exam-
ple:
"Consider a building with a few broken
windows. If the windows are not repaired,
the tendency is for vandals to break a few
more windows.
Eventually, they may even break into
the building, and if it's unoccupied, per-
haps become squatters or light fires inside.
"Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter
accumulates.
"Soon, more' litter accumulates. Even-
tually, people even start leaving bags of
trash from take-out restaurants there or
breaking into cars."
We all remember how the old Montagu
Beach hotel was picked to pieces by van-
dals before it was eventually imploded.


The hotel when it closed was securely
left under lock and key while the owners
sear~cheddfora buyr s aighl na
dne fa ther a I buil i f hichn
sid of te arge bidng from whc a
window had been removed.
From the day that window was stolen,
the others followed in quick succession,
leaving the old hotel looking like a down-
trodden hag with all her teeth missing.
It was speculated at the time that many.
homes had been built with windows from
the Montagu.
Eventually the doors started to disap-
pear.
With the hotel now wide open to the
public, drug addicts and vandals filled the
empty rooms.
The hotel's shell was not only an eye-
sore, it had now become a security risk for
the area.
And so as boaters lined the foreshore to
watch the spectacle, the hotel was blown
up.
Look art Bay Street today. Once the
island's main shopping centre for locals
and tourists it is now dirty and run down.
Of course, the dirty, dark straw market -
a depressing slum is no asset.
There are many depressingly dirty areas
of this island that the residents should be
encouraged to clean if only to lift their own
spirits and improve their environment.
Several years ago we had press releases
about government-appointed inspectors
who were to go around to encourage peo-
ple to keep their surroundings clean.
.Among other things they were to get rid of
road-side repair shops with penalties
attached for non compliance.
Are these persons still on government's
payroll? If so one can find little evidence of
their effectiveness.
Maybe, in tandem with "zero tolerance"
the "broken window" theory should be
introduced where people would be encour-
aged to take a pride in their surroundings,
and at least keep their homes, no matter
how humble, clean.


EDITOR, The Tribune.

INCREDIBLY the state-
ment that 60 per cent of our

h king ne proi ises sn
flown right over Government,
the Opposition and everyone
else and even the Press.
Can't you see where clearly
our principal economic engine
is and we seem yet again to
heic ip petuat edtnial >lksh -
Bahamas.
apruisaebarriva s alwe ha n

B ni mnsa onel rssonia ih
that 60 per cent of their mem-
ber resorts are not making any
money.
nin" lon~g wil those not
main moe y op n
I just wonder if the IMF was
toldl these facts as surely the
commencement of Albany
and Cable Beach could never
impact the national economy
to the exstent Minister of State .


EDITOR, The Tribune.

I FIND it immensely dis-
turbing that with all the polit-
ical jargon flying around the
country concerning the health
of the environment, protec-
tion of the environment, main-
taining the integrity of buffer
zones against catastrophe,
concerns of too many golf
courses, and Government
oversight; no attention has
.been given to recognition of
environmental pioneers in our
community.
One such, in urgent need of
recognition is the late Sir
Nicholas Nuttal. Even though
he was not a born Bahamian,
he adopted our country and
worked and invested person-
ally in the welfare of the


Bahamian marine environ-
ment.
For many years he worked
tirelessly to educate us about
our marine resources, and
invested much of his personal
economic resources in found-
ing an instructional and
activist organisation
"BREEF which is now a
well known name in the
Bahamas.
I would further venture to
say that if it were not for this
man we still would not have
the level of protection through
no take zones, and the sea-
sonal harvesting of the Nas-
sau grouper.
He was a model for us all,
and I hope that in some point
of time we will be able' to see
through all the rhetoric and


hip service we pay to the envi-
ronment and begin by recog-
mising this man through a per-
manent monument in his
name.
I would suggest that we
name the Exuma national
marine park in his honour.
It is time the politicians stop
talking out of both sides of
their mouth and think beyond
the next election.
Climate chan e and envi-
ronmental degradation are
already here.
In less than one hundred
years we may not be!
JH
Abaco,
Bahamas,
January 24, 2008.


Finance is asserting, 4 per cent
positive to GDP.
The employees in our hotel
industry need to.know which
I tel i ai gh Ioe st

term in financing homes and
other purchases and God for-
bid soon the owners of these
hotels could decide that they
cannot keep their resorts open
any longer.
asT re hasoto be serious fear
for visitors is heading into at
the least a recession with a
smaller and very possibly with

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realising our product is 'very
stale' and 'uninteresting` -

th~e is ocrismeIndustry is
meeting I hope one person
with authority will have the
guts to tell the truth as if we



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Daniel are buried in the Bahamas. Birk-
head said he knows Daniel did not want to
be ha the Bahamas and that Anna Nicole
only fled to Nassau because she was trying
to escape their relationship problems.
He added that when she is older, he will
let Dannielynn decide if she wants to move
the graves of her mother and brother.
Although it's been a year since Anna
Nicole passed away and a year and a half
since Daniel died at Doctors Hospital, both
graves still remain unmarked.
Birkhead said the designs for their head-
stones are still being ~finalised.


LARRY Birkhead visited the Bahamas
this week to show his 17-month-old daugh-
ter Dannielynn the graves of her brother
Daniel and mother Anna Nicole Smith.
Today marks the one-year anniversary
of the death of the tragic starlet.
Birkhead told the US television station
Entertainment Tonight that visiting the
graves has been tough, but that it was
important for himself and his daughter to
see the graves at Lakeview Cemetery.
"One day I can tell her that we went to
visit her mom," he told the television crew.
The erstwhile photographer, however,
conceded to Entertainmentt Tonight that he
does not like the fact that Anna Nicole and


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ANNA NCOLE SMITH pictured leaving the US Supreme Court in Washington with her son Daniel
Smith in this February 28, 2006, photo.


SBY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock~tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Union members
in Freeport staged a demonstration
at the Government Complex yes-
terday, where they burned a con-
tractual counter-proposal submit-
ted to workers by the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company.
Sean Bowe. area vice president
for the Bahamas Communications
and Public Officers Union
(BCPOU), said the counter-pro-
posalis an insult to workers at BTC
as it seeks to repeal more than 20
benefits that workers have enjoyed
for many years.
Mr Bowe and a group of about
50 umion members assembled at the
front of the building around
12.30pm and set the documents on
fire in a small trash can.
"Today, the demonstration
throughout BTC across this
Bahamas is a sign of unity that this
contract is a slap in the face and so
we burn (it), because it seeks to
delete some 23 items that we have
enjoyed over the past 25 years and
that our past members and presi-
dents had fought so hard for us to
receive," he said.
According to Mr Bolve,;;qne of
the benefits that the company is
seeking to repeal or reduce iirclude
a consultation clause, a redundancy


ROBERT FARQUHARSON (President of BTC Union) says BaTelCo's
new contract belongs in the garbage.


clause, sick benefits, and job incen-
tives.
"We do not intend to allow peo-
ple to come and take away our ben-
efits. In fact, when you look mn the
foodstore, the breadbasket items
are going up and so the company
should be seeking ways to increase
benefits of employees who need to
afford these things," he said.
The BCPOU is currently
involved in negotiations for a new
labour conJract and submitted a
proposal to the company,
The former contract expired m
October 31, 2007.
Mr Bowe said that business
philosophies have changed over the
years and big companies are now
trying to improve the benefits
afforded to workers in a~n effort to
improve customer service. He


claimed that BTC's counter pro-
posal is doing just the opposite. Mr
Bowe added that consultation is a
very important element in any rela-
tionship and should be encouraged.
"When you seek to reduce con-
sultaltion between two parties who
are mna relationship you will always'
have problems, and this is some-
thmng we are very passionate about.
"We think their counter-propos-
al is rubbish and that it lyelongs mn
the garbage. We are sending a mes-
sage: we are here simply to show
that this contract. when we sit dow'n.
will come up with the greatest resis-
tance ever in then history of
BCPOU. and that the union will
rise up like a-radical force to ensure
that our benefits are: maintained.
We ar~e willing to do whatever it
takes." he said.


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MINISTER of National
Security Tommy Turnquest
has.promised to increase
police presence across New
Proidence in an effort to curb
Mr Turnquest said that the
officers will be backed up by
other resources, and that this
is just one of several measures
being implemented which
should result in a reduction in
crime.


He said the government will
unveil its Anti-Drug Strategy,
aimed at reducing the amount
- .of illegal drugs entering the
country in the cosin weeks.
ernment will also implement
measures aimed at reducing
the flow of illegal immigrants
to and through the Bahamas.
He said intelligence indi-
cates that illegal human and
drug-smuggling are contribut-
ing to a rise in the number of
illegal guns in the country.
is parrT nfa hlssfcappo
the government and its law
enforcement agencies will take
to fight crime.
-"We are also going to pro-
vide some more resources in
terms of ensuring that addi-
tional police officers are
trained and brought into the
Royal Bahamas Police Force;
to ensure that the police have
the necessary vehicles to carry
out their duties and that those


vehicles are properly main-
tained, and we will ensure that

O 8 yOUment is provided," Mr Turn-
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He added that, while
C''s increased police presence will
L 0 not put a "complete stop to
crime in and of itself"', it will
Elt [1 S Sy oi'Ee pe'rsence, particu-
larly uniformed police officers
vet that will last forever, ino narkedaspaollc ter htles
, Turnquest said.
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the speed limit and that per-
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The minister said the police
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008, PAGE 7


THE Ministry of Educa-
tion is working to convert
all government senior high
schools into after-school
study centres, in an effort to
provide a "safe haven" for
students.
Minister of Education
Carl Bethel said the initia-
tive will also apply to select-
ed grade levels at junior and
primary schools and is to be
applied throughout the
.Bahamas.
Speaking at the regional
workshop on school vio-
lence, Mr Bethel said the
programmes will provide
students with additional
instruction in their core sub-
jects and expose them to a
variety of forms of expres-
sion such as photography,
music and gymnastics.
Mr Bethel went on to say


that he would welcome the
re-establishment of' student
government throughout the
school system.
"Our children desperately
need a vehicle through
which they will have oppor-
tunities to learn the princi-
ples and practices of d~emo-
cratic governance in their
schools.; so that children
would have a say as to what
is going on around their
schools and in their
schools," he said.
"If they have a say, they
would have a sense of own-
ership and if we could do
everything in our power to
instill in our students a sense
of ownership of their SCh7ool,
I think we would go a long
way towards solving many
of the problems in our
schools."


THE establishment of a
national parenting initia-
tive could assist in curbing
school violence, Minister
of Education Carl Bethel
said. .
Noting that the Bahaptas
has many young parents
Mr Bethel said such an ini
tiative could equip them
with much needed parent-
ing skills.
"Such an initiative
twouldbu ttenately soelatr
ture and protect our chil-
dren and better communi-
ties," he said. "It would

with more appropriate
behaviour.
"It would create a suit-
able erivir~onment con-
ducive to promoting effec-
tive learning and protec-
tion for our children."
Mgkr Beetho nwa a b es-
Regional Workshop on
Reduction in School Vio-
lence. His ministry, the
Organisation of American
States (OAS) and the
UnitedS ationsaE duC -

tural Organisation
(UNESCO) came togeth-
er to sponsor the event.
Representatives from 10
Caribbean countries and
educational and youth
issues stakeholders are
attending the three-day
event.
In addition to a parent-
ing initiative, Mr Bethel
said he believes that a
Peer mentoring pro-


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to create school and cot
munity relations units,
which have lead to chie h-
es adopting schools espe-
cially in times of need.


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MINISTER OF Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Carl Bethel at the 0AS/UNESCO Regional Work-
shop on School Violence Reduction. From left are 0AS representative for the Bahamas, Juliet Mallet-
Phillip; Mr Bethel and Professor Eric Debarbieux.


gramrne could also be
effective.
"Not only would peer
mentoring help struggling
students to achieve: higher
standards; but it would
Peac dthe nahe Ivalue of
and encouragement," he
said.
Mr Bethel added that he
personally benefitted from
being involved in peer
mentoring and study
groups throughout his
"educational journ~ey.
He emphasised to his
senior ministry officials
the need to focus on after-
school programmes and
other social initiatives in


an effort to use schools as
"Lsocial assets."
He also commended the
Bahamas Christian Coun-
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said that the BUT will investigate to check the validity of the
matter as well. If it proves true, she said, the matter will be
pursued further. However, at this time, she also reserved any
further comment.
Thrc Tr~iblune has been informed that the teacher in question
has been r-emoved from the school, and while the Ministry is
in possession of her and the student's name, no other details
of the matter are being released at this time.
HIowever. The Tribune has been told that the teacher in
question is 32 years old, and the student 16. The guidance
counsellor at the school, it was claimed informed the princi-
pal after the student was allegedly questioned about his
demeanour on campus.
Calls to the school's principal for comment were not
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if the company does not bac~~
down from the deletion of the 23i~
benefits, Mr Farquharson said:
"We will have to withdraw our
labour. No ifs, ands and buts
about that. We will have to. And
I want you to know that we are
supported by the National Cor;iD ra9
gress of Trade Unions by their
presence here. We are supported
byallmof our members at Cablh
members as well. All of us ar8&~:
one right now. This is a united'
force. The National Congress of']
Trade Unions represents ovef-i
45,000 workers in this countryi-
And if all of us gat to come
together, as we did in 1999, we'
are prepared to do it again." r


people go back and forth. But it
is not until you conclude the
agreement that anyone can say
that any obligation has been
made on any side," Mr Laing
added.
The company and the union
are set to go to the "bargaining
table" later this month over the
new contract. Mr Farquharson
sad that his nio will ne otiate
privatization. If the company
does not reciprocate this spirit of
"good faith", the union boss said
that they will "fight until the
death, to make sure that the
rights of our members are pro-
tected."
When asked what will happen


benef'its and profit sharing.
"We know that we have been
tryingto geta co"tcrpopoal
from them for months," saidl Mr
Farquharson. "The only thing we
were told,'it went to the minister,
it went to the minister, it went to

went ntil th inils e andprje gv
ernment and it comes back in this
form and fashion, it gives me an
indication that the government
of the Bahamas intends to change
the terms and conditions in this
company of our members."
A defiant Mr Farquharson

meca etdlat 'th esBe U wlh e t
allow them to take away one ben
efit that we have." He added that
"no government" will force his
members to give up benefits
negotiated through years of
struggle, by those who founded
the union.
The BCPOUI has gone on
record supporting the privatisa-
tion of BTC, as was affirmed by
the union yesterday. However,
'Mr Farquharson had strong
words for government on how
this should be done.
"'We believe that privatization
is in the best interest of this com-
pany and this countryy" he said.
"However, nho privatization will

BCPOU are d sameamata dol f we
are in a worse state, we will not
allow privatisation. We need to
speak to the investors who are
coming, we need to let them


complained to him that he was
flying such long hours that he is
often extremely fatigued wheqr
he operates the aircraft.
Yesterday, Mr Rolle
explained that Mr Hanna was
a friend and an employee of his :
who died several years ago after I
suffering from a long illness.
Mr Rolle said that he was dis-
gusted by fact that Mr Gibsol
chose to "drag a dead friend'
giidt'es into the issue.
He said that he employed
Hanna when no other company
would, and due to Mr Hanna's'
illness, only let him work very
limited hours after doctors
declared him fit to fly.
Mr Rolle said he feels that it
is extremely unfair of Mr Gib-
son to use comments made
years ago, and which can no
longer be.verified with the
source, to malign his airline in
parliament.
He claimed that Mr Gibson
has been making disparaging
remarks about his airline for
many years.
"At the end of the day the
flying public still has to take
plane flights. Mr Gibson is
doing no one any favours by
unnecessarily scaring people,"
he said.
Mr Rolle's wife, Shandrice
Woodside-Rolle, was the
FNM's candidate for North
Andros in the 2007 election.
The seat was won by PLP MP
Vincent Peet.


Western Air pilots are flying
more hours than recommend-
ed, Mr Rolle said that his pilots
are actually some of the "most
under-worked in the industry."
He explained that the air-
line's pilots work far less than
the allowed 12-hour shifts.
"We have almost 30 pilots for
six aircraft. We only have short
flights within the Bahamas.
Most of our flights are one-hour
(round) trips. We start at 7am
and go to 6.30pm. There is no
way with those hours and those
(routes) that our pilots fly too
long," he said.
Further addressing Mr Gib-
son's claim that there are
reports that suggest that West-
ern Air is adjusting its records
"to manipulate the system," Mr
Rolle said that this is "complete
nonsense."
"We have internal and exter-
nal audits. We get tested by
(Civil Aviation). There are
checks and balances in place.
It's not Possible to manipulate
any records," he said.
Mr Rolle said that if any dis-
crepancies are detected, the
matter gets corrected before an
aircraft takes off again.
The Western Air president
said that he is extremely sad-
dened that Mr Gibson chose to
make negative indications about
his airline in a forum where he
as a private citizen can seek no
recourse.
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hPndtsl MinisterdHu et Inth
BTC will be privatised by the end
of the year.
"I assure all and sundry that
BaTelCo will be privatized this
year, 2008," said the Prime Min-
ister while addressing a crowd of
Tou msmoWe sc 1bration at
the Wyndham Nassau Resort.
Ministerial responsibility for
BTC lies with Mr Ingraham, and
thus far, no statement has been
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raised by the union.
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agreement, said Mr Laing, "I
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thing."
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in the course of negotiations,


BiShop Michael Eldorr:

FROM page one

that she continues to thank God for the life of her brother and the
impact that he has had in other people's lives,
She said that friends and family are still hopeful, but "it is diffi-
cuT t nwwa h ogtr i~odhe 76-year-old Bishop has been a part of the clergy for almost
53 years and held the position of Bishop of the Bahamas and:
Turks and Caicos for 24 years before retiring in 1996. He is their,
recipient of many awards. He was installed as the College of the
Bahamas' Council Chairman Eme'ritus on December 10, 2004, ;
just a month before his illness. Prior to this, he had served the!
college as the council chairman for 20 consecutive years. In addition,
he received the Toastmaster's International Communication
Achievement Award for Excellence in 1996 and even had a street
named after him Bishop Eldon's Drive.
Dr. Bethel' said, "I would like to express gratitude to the great
medical team that we have caring for him." She also made special
mention of her gratefulness for the people who contribute to the:
cost of Bishop Eldon's medical care. These include individuals
and groups who continue to show concern for the Bishop. She
also said that friends, family, clergy and laymen all come to visit him
on a regular basis.
"I am very thankful for the people who have lent support over the
past couple of years," said Dr Bethel.


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FROM page one Assembly on Wednesday, Mr
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Philip Hanna, who worked as a
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POLICE officer turned musi-
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has-pfficially arrived on the music
scene,
Q4 is already well-known for his
prolific songwriting and his debut
as ap artist has shown that he is an
excollent performer as well.
At his album release party last
whee~k, C4 said he wants to reach
out to youth through a medium
they understand and respect.
Most of his lyrics are drawn
froT personal experience and
observation, and bring to light his


thoughts and feelings o~n the issues
of crime and negativity especial-
ly among young men.
He calls for young people to
re~alise that crime is only keeping
the Bahamas back.
His album, Heart of' a Soldier,
which should be in stores by mid-
February, is headlined by his hard-
hitting single, Gherto Life, which is
currently getting good play on
local radio stations.
C4 said the song is a "personal
song" which speaks of the struggle
that many poor Bahamians go
through on a daily basis.
One of his goals is to open a


recording studio to help facilitate
the growth of the music industry in
the Bahamas.
The artist said he feels that, in
opening a "creative avenue" to
the youth, he would be helping
them to develop values, hopes,
and dreams, which would culmi-
nate in a better mentality among
young people and ultimately, a
safer Bahamas.
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lifetime, through his work and his
music, he will inspire many
Bahamians to embrace positive
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violence and the unauthorised
presence of weapons. We must
think proactively during these ter-
rif ing times and install crime-
related surveillance at the school
level '

during the past month,
Show many students car-
ried a weapon on school proper-
ty? How long will it be before a
fanatical student takes a gun to
school and goes on a killing spree
much like the incidents at Vir-
ginia Tech and Columbine?
Because males are more likely
to bring weapons on campuses,
they are usually closely scruti-
nised at school gates, more so
than females
This is reckless profiling, par-
ticularly since female students
carry weaponS on campus for
feuding males and can themselves
be vicious. I recently heard of a
female student who fought a
police officer and of another who
stabbed her schoolmate in the
neck with the sharp end of a
styling comb. Metal detectors
would be a most valuable com
modity in the fight against school
violence
Motivational speakers, such as
my friend Clement 'Singaton'
Chea, whose life story should
inspire disorderly students to
straighten up, sheiuld be invited
into schools to address students.
In a riveting'session at the S C
McPherson Jr High School, I
watched as Mr Chea had students
transfixed as he blended music
and a motivational speech fea-
turing youthful lingo that reached
the youngsters present. Mr Chea,
a former gang member who was
convicted of murder at 16, has
since reformed his life and
become a gospel artist. .
It is also incumbent upon par-
ents to assist in seeking to reduce
the risk of violence. Parents can
foster discipline by attempting to
respectfully find out all angles of
an account their child may bring
and seeking to meet with the
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Jeanne obtained her education and qualification at University of Waterloo, Canada.
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justice
rather than plotting to attacks
teachers or barging on to cag-
puses.
Parents must instil values in
their children, be open anb
attempt to assist with resolvulg
their child's problems at hom .
Rules are rules, so parents should@
abide by them and train their chil-
dren to adhere to rules governitij
the uniform code, their behaVi-
iour and their conduct in wider
society. Parents, teachers arty
community stakeholders must al
teach students to practise conflict
resolution and anger manag~
ment skills.
In further reducing violence at
schools, we must encourage stu-
dents to report crime to an
administrator and/or the police,
discourage misguided loyalties to
wayward peers, detain students
who skip school/classes and dis-
courage (fine or arrest) students
in uniform from going downtown
unless they are accompanied by a
parent/guardian.
The outdated national cur-
riculum must also be revised,
Bahamianised and modernised to
facilitate a new generation of stu-
dents. The revised curriculum
must be more student-centred.
The MOE must also imple-
ment programmes to encourage
more males to enter the educa-
tional arena. Whether they do it
via financial inducements, schol-
arships or recruitment, the edu-
cational system is in desperate
need of more male teachers/role
models. Further, the ministry
must ensure that security officers
undergo specialised training pro-
cedures!
It takes a village to raise a
child, but Bahamians seem no
longer to care about values and
morals and pass on these attitudes
through the generations.
More and more, Bahamians
are being seen as only being con-
cerned about material posses-
sions, wealth and the other "coni-
forts" and pleasures of life. Is
there any wonder our nation's
youth are the way they are?
As a community we must work
as a unit to overcome this crime
surge. Undoubtedly, if the state of
our society continues in this
gloomy direction, we will sooil
find ourselves with a devalued
dollar, in search of another num-
ber one industry and having to
resort to arming ourselves to
ensure our protection. .
At this rate, it seems likely that
some vigilante would take justice
into his or her own hands in all
effort to rid society, of its meri-
itces!


timetable that's stackedl with low
stream classes of academically
weak students and usually
dumped on a newcomer, and fee-
ble adlministrative leaders, who
have caused many young teachers
to become disenchanted and
resign.
Several educators with whom I
entered the field in 2005 have
since resigned due to the grim
conditions, dissatisfaction with
the educational system, inability
to cope with boorish students and
in pursuit of a more lucrative
career opportunity. Frankly, I
intend to be jommig them soon.
Today, teachers and. many
members of the pubhec are call-
ing for corporal punishment to
again be placed in the hands of
teachers, many quoting the adage:
"If you spare the rod, you spoil
the child." ..
It appears that these individu-
als' believe that corporal punish-
ment could play a part in curb-
ing the misconduct of unruly stu-
dents.
Interventionary tactics must
be employed to reduce school
violence. The MOE must imple-
ment pohicies where teachers are
encouraged to profile (ie, descrip-
tive, demographic and/or psy-
chological profiles) at-risk youths
during their formative years, so
that they can be placed mn refor-
matory programmes,
Effective classroom manage-
ment, good administrative lead-
ership, enforcement of school
rules and the setting of high
expectations for students are all
zero-tolerance approaches to
addressing school violence. I com-
mend R M Bailey principal Julian
Anderson for his valiant attempt
to bring law and order back to
that campus!
Aggressive, fierce pupils
should serve time in juvenile
detention and be made to per-
form community service, with
their parents bemng fined..
Children found fighting on
school campuses or elsewhere'
while mn uniform, should not just
be suspended but also confined
for four weceks at a boot camp if
it's their second offence. Their
parents should be fined for a third
offence and, finally, imprisonment
of both the child and the parent'
in addition to a fmne, should be
the result of a fourth offence.
The MOE must again recruit
truancy officers and observers,
who would ensure that students
attend school, infiltrate on-cam-
pus gangs. identify behavioral
issues and implement policies to
eqspure that all schools are free of


MBy ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com


OORLY socialised
Bahamian students
are terrorising our
P schools, their class-
mates and the average citizen,
and wreaking havoc on our
nation's educational institutions.
These days, schoolchildren are
contributing to the wave of crim-
inality and brutality that seems
so unlike the quiet and tranquil
Bahamas that my grandparents
always reminisce about.
School violence, once primar-
ily associated with New Provi-
dence's inner-city public schools
(less affluent neighborhoodss,
has transcended geography and
become a national problem.
Having taught at two high
schools, I can attest to teaching
classes that contained a high pro-
portion of violence-prone stu-
dents who seemed to have been
suffering from "combat neuro-
sis."
Amidst a mixture of suppos-
edly experienced educators and
the Minister of Education. a
young C R Walker student
(Abraham), who sat on a panel to
address school Qiolence, offered
the most thoughtful responses,
The televised event was an unsat-
isfactory experience!=
To curb school violence, we
must examine a child's immediate
environment/neighbourhood and
account for the influence of
obstreperous peers. Furthermore,
the indiscipline at home, the fail-
ure of parents to teach manners
and ethics, absentee parents and
the unimpeded access to medi-
ums such as uncensored TV
shows and websites (even video
games) that glorify violence all
contribute to the sadism occur-
ring in our schools and in the
wider society. Generally, there is
a lack of discipline pervading our
society, and that can only lead to
anti-social behaviour and-outright
belligerence.
Our society is symptomatic of
b' ms faced in our schools,
Recently released police statis-
tics for. 2007 show that the
Bahamas is speedily becoming an
anarchic state where violent
crimes have skyrocketed.
On Tuesday, an intruder
entered the compound of St
Augustine's College and brazen-
ly stabbed a 15-year-old student.
Last week, a motorist was
attacked by scores of C C Sweet-
ing Jr High School students, who
hurled rocks and threatened to


kill him after he nearly knocked
down a student in front of
Wendly's on Thompson Boule-
vard.
According to reports, up to 50
students had surrounded the
motorist and were physically
assaulting him. During the alter-
cation, even Mcnonald's staff
were reportedly scrambling to
lock the eatery's doors before the
fight trickled into the establish-
ment.
Purportedly, one student said
he had "marked" the motorist's
jeep, implying that they would
remember the vehicle and get
their revenge later,
Last year, students from A F
Adderley Junior and the C I Gib-
son Senior High schools were
stabbed on campus. In Novem-
ber, hordes of C C Sweetmng and
H O Nash Jr High School stu-
dents had a brawl near the Col-
lege of The Bahamas.
During that mrcident. the street
was teeming with bottle and rock-
throwing students, so much so\
that traffic came to a halt. Again,
like numerous times before, the
students were taken to the police
station, but were they ever
charged?
Our society has become so vio-
lent that parents are no longer
respectful of teachers or the
school environs. Of late, parents
have assaulted students who have
had disputes with their children or
have enterevisaschiool's com-
pound with the intention of ver-
bally, and/or p g~ially assaulting


educators.

Drivers are constantly ateahr a sho u
risk of becoming victims of vio-
lent behaviour, whether it's met-
ed out by students, their parents
or relatives,
Will teachers and students
soon have to buy body armour to
safely attend school? Will lawless
youngsters soon begin to stick up
churches? Beyond the top brass
of the Ministiy of Education's
televised charade, will they ever
have a serious discussion with the
students and their teachers -
who are on the frontlines -
about the state of violence in our
schools? And, while politicians
and high-level public officials are
addressing school violence in pub-
lic schools, how many of them
actually have children that attend
these schools? How many of
them can give a first-hand
account of conditions at these
institutions?
When I began teaching, I felt I
had been thrust into an arena that
was unlike my wildest imagina-
'tion. Before adjusting, many new
teachers can recall the adverse
school environments that left
them disaffected, experiencing
symptoms of depression, having
low self-esteem and bemng unen-
thusiastic about remainmng mn the
profession,
Coupled with the adverse
school environment is the pres-
ence of physically and verbally
abusive students, an inequitale


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. A By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter
BAHAMIAN businesses continue to face spiralling ener-
gy costs, which dampen profit margins and act as an infla-
tionary push to end-.consumer, prices with the Bahamas
Electricity. Corporation's (BEC) fuel surcharge having
increased by almost two-thirds or 67 per cent year-over-year
to February 2008.
BEC's fuel surcharge was was $0.164 for February 2008,
a major increase over the $0.098638 rate charged in Febru-
ary 2007, which was comparable to the previous year's

SEE page five


MBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamian agricultural
industry could produced some
50 per cent of the $500 mil-
lioni in food imports brought
into this nation if there was a
sustained effort to develop the
sector, the head of the Agri-
culture Producers Association
to~ld The Tribune yesterday.
I. G. Stubbs, the Bahamas
Agriculture Producers Asso-
ciation's (BAPA) chief exec-
utive, confirmed to The Tri-
bune that his organisation was
working on a project with the
Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) to strengthen
linkages between the Bahami-
an agriculture and tourism
sectors.
Mr Stubbs said the project,
which will be formally
unveiled on Monday, was
desiafned tooddev lop ari ule
Bahnmas by bngmng pr du?:
national standards in terms of
qualt eofthheaproucit .en
achieved, Mr Stubbs said it
opened up further possibili.
ties to revive agriculture in the
Bahamnas, including attracting
financial institutions to back
the sector on a wider scale,
and "convincing the Govern-
ment of the day there is a
need for a broader look and


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SBy CARA BRENNEN
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE OWNERS of the new
"aenn seeid erl a Tvr
into th~e Mall at Marathon
restaurant that will have its
grand opening tomorrow
evening, creating jobs for 125
Bahamian employees.
Chris Mortimer, managing
director of the new restaurant,
told Tribune Business that they
believe the Bennigan's fran-
chise's location and brand
recognition will prove very suc-
cessful.
"First and foremost, I think
that this is a brand that Bahami-
ans know and enjoy. They eat
there when they are mn Florida'
and so there is that brand recog-
nition.
"Also, Bennigan's has a good
cross-section of food, and we
havre a great staff who are well
trained and eager to help," Mr
Mortimer said.
Some 125 persons have been
hired for the restaurant, which is
on the eastern side of the mail
close to the Galleria Cinema.
Mr Mortimer said the Mall
at Marathon provided an excel-
lent location for casual dining,
an amenity the area had prevri-
ously lacked.
"It is our belief that the Mall
at Marathon is the economic
ceiltfe of New Providencef, as
'65 per cent of the population
live within its radius," Mr Mor-
timer said.
"Also, the mall provides us
with ample parking, so our
guests don't have to worry
about park ing the street. The

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* Nation must liberalise 82.7% of total
import value wc~ithin 15 years of treaty
comingioto. feite.
* Minister hints Bahamas must still decide
whether to sign on to CARIFORUM offer
* EPA to lead Bahamas down CS1ME-type


Nearby mall police station
ensures that security is not a
concern.
He added that the restaurant
fits well into the nightlife that
the Mall at Marathon is begin-
ning to cultivate, with the movie
theatre located close by and the
restaurant providing casual fam-
ilTdlne Bennigan's has tai-
lored its menu to fit the
Bahamian culture, Mr Mor-
timner said adding that the
restaurant was not trying to


become "a Bahamian restau-
rant .
"Bahamian food requires its
own treatment. What we have
done is brought some things
into the menu, such as peas and
rice,. and we have little conch
burgers as well," he said.
Bennigan's will have its grand
Steudnay, anwi1 bde opntso f
cially to the public on Monday
during dinner hours. The
restaurant's capacity is 200 per-
sons.


on this nation's behalf.
While less develop ed coun-
tries (LDCs) such aspHaiti, the
Organisation of Eastern
Caribbean States and Guyana
only have to open up'65 per
cent of their services indus-
tries, the Bahamas will have
to liberalise at least 75 per cent
of its services sectors if it signs
on to the CARIFORUM
offer. .
According to the CARI-
COM Regional Negotiating
Machinery's (CRNM), which
negotiated the EPA with
CARIFORUM, among the
industries that most Caribbean
nations agreed to liberalise -
and open up to competition
from EU firms are those
most vital to the Bahamas.
They include tourism, mar-
itime services (inter-island


THE Bahamas will have to
liberalise at minimum 75 per
cent of its services industries
if it signs on to the'Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
with the European Union
(EU), The Tribune can reveal,
and must open up 82.7 per cent
of its EU goods tariff lines to
import duty elimination within
15 years of the agreement tak-
ing effect.
Documents on the EPA that
have been seen by The Tribune
show that because it is classed
as a 'developed country', the
Bahamas will be unable to
retreat from the 'minimum'
services effer submitted to the
EU by CARIFORU1M, the
body that negotiated the ]EPA


shipping in the Bahamas has
recently been opened up any-
way via Clipper Group's
minority BahamasFerries
stakes and the Mediterra'nean
Shipping Company agree-
ment), business services such
as accounting, engineering and
architecture, computer services
and research and development.
The Bahamas was given spe-
cial exemption to submit an
EPA services offer within six
months of negotiators agree-
SEE page six


clearer focus on linking
tourism with agriculture".
The $120,000 IDB project,
of which $36,00 will come
from the Bahamas, is des~igne? l
to "develop and test" an agni-
cultural production and mar-
keting model to take the sec-
tor into the future, aiding
employment, food security
and generating "more bal-
anced economic growth".
The IDB said in a state-
ment: "The objective is to
equip farmers and the
Bahamas Agriculture Produc-
ers Association with the tech-
nical and institutional capaci-
ty to compete with imported
agricultural produce on the
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MBy NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FLEMING Family & Part-
ners, the, private equity and
weadth management firm, yes-
terday said that if successful in
acquiring the Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA) it
would establish Freeport as a
leading medical research and
educational centre, and make
the city a regional hub for the
supply of petroleum products
and aviation fuel.
Outlining its plans for
Freeport, Fleming said it would
seek to reposition the city and
Grand Bahamas as a regional
supplier of 'clean' automobile
fuel, developing a new oil refin-
ery and a liquefied natural gas
(LNG) terminal.
Yet Fred Smith, the Callen-
der's & Co attorney and part-
ner representing the late
Edward St George's estate in
its legal battle with the H-ay-
ward family over the GBPA's
ownership, perhaps not sur-
prisingly, criticised the Flem-
ing proposals as "bringing noth-
ing new to the table".
There may be some truth to
those criticisms, as some of
Fleming's ideas such as build-
ing a new cruise ship terminal
"with a substantial duty free
shopping centre development"
- had already been discussed by
the GBPA, the Government
and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Other Fleming proposals
include developing more
affordable housing of a higher
standard to house an' expand-
ing Grand Bahama workforce;
a manpower development pro-
gramme for entrepreneurial


and professional training; high-
end second home villas target-
ed at high net worth buyers;
retail gaming and entertain-
ment for tourists.
In addition to supplementing
Hutchison Whampoa's invest-
ments "to create a commer-
cial/light industrial 'Global Eco-
nomic gateway" that will attract
a wide range of new interna-
tional businesses to Freeport",
Fleming is also focusing on
commercial and residential
property development.
It added in a statement: "TIhe
Prince of Wales Foundation for
the Built Environment, an
architectural foundation under
the patronage of the Prince
Charles, will be engaged as the
model to 'improve the quality
of people's lives by teaching
and practicing timeless and eco-
logical ways of planning,
designing and building'. In
Freeport, this will ensure an
economically, socially and eco-
logically sustainable communi-
ty and Cityr over the long-term."
However, Mr Smith yester-
day told The Tribune that much
of Fleming's proposals
appeared to have been copied
from a 1993 report produced
by the Council for the Eco-
nomic Development of the
Northern Region (of the
Bahamas).
Arguing that this report had
provided the "template" for
Freeport and Grand Bahama's
development during the 10
years of the first In graham
administration, Mr Smith said
that among those who helped
to produce it were himself and
.Barry Malcolm, the former
BPS~ A executivewh'ose com-


pany, Global Fulfillment Ser-
vices, is now acting as adviser to
Fleming.
He alluded to reports that
Fleming has effectively taken
over conduct of the Hayward
family's side in the litigation,
having reached an agreement
in principle to purchase their
stake for $100 million.
Mr Smith told The Tribune:
"It is surprising that, as 50 per
cent stakeholders in the Port
Group of Companies, neither
Fleming nor their lobbyists and
advisers, Global Fulfillment
Services, had the good sense to
consult with the St George
interest regarding, firstly, their
desire or otherwise to con-
tribute to a discussion on
Freeport's future.
"Much of this [Fleming] tem-
plate for Freeport's future was
already developed by Barry
Malcolm, David Thompson and
myself, along with Neko Grant
and C A Smith, when we pro-
duced the plan for Freeport's
future in 1993 in, the
Council for the Economic
Development of the Northern
Region."
The report, Mr Smith said,
was produced after months of
interviews with stakeholders.
He argued that its findings led
to the replacement of the
Immovable Properties Acqui-
sition by Foreign Persons Act
with the International Persons.
Landholding Act; helped cre-
ate the 1993 Freeport Act; and
caused amendments to be made
to the Business Licence Act
and Real Property Tax Act to
"provide the template for
Freeport's future growth".
S"Fleming is bringing nothing


new to the table except promis-
es of money," Mr Smith told
The Tribune. "But I ask: Where
were the Flemings over the last
five years? Why were they not
brought back mn then?
"Fleming are doing nothing
but seizing an opportunity.
Freeport does not need venture
capitalists like the Flemings.
We need Hutchison Whampoa,
Carnival, Royal Caribbean,
PDVSA, Morgan Stanley, the
Raven Group that are about
putting their money where their
mouth is, and not promising
great things for the future.....
"There is nothing Fleming
wants to do that they can't, if
they apply to the Port Author-
ity for a heience and develop
this vision, this plan."
Fleming also pledged that
under its ownership, the GBPA
would operate with an advisory
board made up of licensees and
other stakeholders.
It also promised that
Bahamians would be given the
chance to acquire shares mn the
GBPA.


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SBy NEIL HARTNELL resident of the Bahamas, with- Immigration Act".
Tribune Business Editor out the right to work 'save in "This representation was
his own business'. Upon con- repeated by Mr Babak in his
THE a~ttorney for ousted sultation with our legal depart- application form, signed by him
Grand Bahama P~ort Authori- ment, it is believed that a work under oath," Ms Luttermann
ty (GBPA) chaiirman Hannels permit is not necessary, as Mr alleged. "At paragraph 24 of
Babak has denied that there Babak is not employed by that form, which required him
vans a~ny attempt to "mislead" GBPA or Port Group Ltd, and to set out 'particulars ~of salary,
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AND WHEREAS, The Bahamas Heart Association is the educational arm
of the Bahamas Heart Foundation and its focus is on living a healthy heart
lifestyle;

AND WHEREAS, the Association works in partnership with The
Bahamas Heart Foundation arid is well recognized for the significant
contributions it continues to make to this society.

AND WHEREAS, The Bahamas Heart Association's primary objective
is to educate the public through all available media about all aspects of
heart disease, risk factors, preventive care and also lend support to those
affected'

AND WHEREAS, The Bahamas Heart Association sets aside time
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awareness of a healthy heart by participating in many public awareness
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schools;

AND WHEREAS, The Bahamas Heart Association is
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Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the month of
February 2008 as "HEART MONTH".

IN WITNESS WHEREOF,
I have hereunto set my Hand
and Seal this 31st day
of January, 2008



HUBERT A. INGRAHAM
PRIME MINISTER


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008, PAGE 3B


gested by the late Edward St
George's estate.
Andre Feldman said Mr
Babak was issued a valid work
permit by the Immigration
Department to work as the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
chairman, describing inferences
that there was "some misrep-
resentation" in his application
as "completely wrong".
The St George estate's attor-
neys, in affidavits filed with the
Supreme Court, alleged that
the Immigration Department
was told Mr Babak would not
receive "any salary, reward,
profit or gain" within the Immi-
gration Act's meaning.
This was used as evidence to
counter claims that the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd, or their
t medatt nhaldilng onjaed
Corporation (IDC), "'may have
a signiificant liability to pay" to
Mr Babak, possibly totalling as
mnuch as $65 million, over his
contract,
In response, Mr Feldman
IodtThte Trtib ne: 'TIe ep r
Babak] was issued a work per-
mit engageg in gaifulleoc u-
about salary or no salary, remu-
neration or no remuneration,
profit or no profit. gain or no
gain, is irrelevant, because he
did get a work permit to engage
in gainful occupation."
In its evidence submitted to
the Supreme Court, the St
George estate relied upon
c:?w:: othedorB s onden e
Immigration Department in
June 2006 relating to MI
Babak's status, and ultimate
work permit application, for the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
chairmanship role.
A June 12, 2006, letter,
signed by Sir Jack Hayward,
said he and Lady Henrietta St
George had decided to appoint
Mr Babak as chairman and the
shareholders' representative at
the GBPA and Port Group Ltd.
"'Mr Babak is a permanent


no such particulars."
Mr Feldman, though, told
The Tribune that Mr Babak's
application said only that he
would be taking up the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd chairman-
ship without a salary, working
on a non-salaried basis.
Acknowledging that Sir
Albert's letter may appear con-
fusing, Mr Feldman added:
"There was no misleading.
Immigration was not inisled.
"Ultimately, Immigration
were correct. Their approach
was: 'We don't care that he's
not getting a salary. We believe
Mr Babak will be making some
money somewhere; some remu-
neration, some profits. You
have to apply for a work permit
for him to engage in gainful
oc att i hat the Port did.
He got a work permit, and at
that point could be paid com-
pensation. Hannes never lied
on any form, or misled any-
body. His application was very
clear."


Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingrahant


WHEREAS, The Bahamas Heart Association was formed
with the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation;


in association


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Relied
James Rolle, assistant direc-
tor of immigration, replied two
days later, stating that because
Mr Babak's status onlyr permit-
ted him todwbr kh his own
busmness, an h a not een
issued with a work permit for
the GBPA post, "he should
cease forthwith from work with
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority".
However, the GBPA was
invited to apply for a work per-
mit for Mr Babak.
Lindsay Luttermann, an
attorney with the estate's Cay-
manl Islands-based counsel,
Walkers, alleged in her affidavit
that the June 16, 20 ,r res onse
Miller, the GBPA's chief exec-
utive, stated that Mr Babak
would not be engaged in any
gamnful occupation as chairman,
and would not receive "any
salary, reward, profit or gain
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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that ALBINO LAZZARI OF
#57 SPANISH C Y, P.O. BOX F-44813, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA BAHAMAS is ap lying to the
Minister responsible~ for Nationality and citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY,
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JOSELINE METELLUS DORVIL
of #139 WEST STREET, P.O. BOX SB-52580 NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-elght
days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.46 of 2000)
HIGHWOOD INVESTMENTS LIMITED
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE
PURSUANT TO SECTION 138 OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Penleigh Limited of Wickhams Cay 1, PO Box 3085,
Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Liquidator of
HIGHWOOD INVESTMENTS LIMITED, hereby certify
that the wvindingo up and dissolution of Highwood Invest-
ments Limited, has been completed in accordance with the
Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 31st DAY OF DECEMBER 2007.


NO TIC E
NOTICE is hereby given that KATHRYN WEATHERFORD
of P.O. Box 22916, MAN-0-WAR CAY, MARSH HARBOUR,
ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registrationinaturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 1ST day of
FEBRUARY 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

SSANDBACH COMPANY LIMITED
In' Voluntary liquidation
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of, the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
SANDBACH COMPANY LIMITED has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 4th day of January, 2008.


LUIS PIR~EYRITA PITTALUGA
Juncal 1305, Office 2201,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Liquidator



NOT ICE

Pursuant to the proviisions of Section 137 (4) (a), (b)
and (c) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, notice is hereby given that:-

(a) Cinque Terre Company Ltd. is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution
is the 8th1 day of November, A.D., 2007 and

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



C.B. Strategy Ltd.
LIQUIDATOR



BETTER INVESTMENTS LTFD.
(Compalny number 42,055B)

An International Business Company

(In Volunltary Liquidation)

I, Roger Pahna, L~iquidator of BETTER INVESTMENTS LTD.
herchy certify that the winding up and dissolution of BETTER
INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed in accordance with the
Articles of Dissolution and thalt BETTER INVESTMENTS LTD.
Ias been dissolvctl
D~alte this 4th day' of IJanuary, 2008


LANDINGHIGH INC.


Pur-suant to the Pr-ovisions of Section 138 (8) of the
Inter-national Business Companies Act 2000 notice
is herecby given that the above-named Company has
been diissolved and struck off the Register pursuant
to a Certificate of` Dissolution issued by the Registrar
Generl- on the 4th day of January, 2008.


LYNDEN MAYCOCK
Liquidator
LANDINGHIGH INC.




COENTI E

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (4).(a), (b)
and (c) of the International Business Companies Act,
2,000, notice is herchy given that:-

(a) Beltway Limited is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution
is the 10th day of December, A.D., 2007 and

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



C.B. Strategy Ltd.
LIQUIDATOR




NO TICE

IN THE ESTATE of MERIH H;AINES
late of No. 85, Devonshire Street,
Westward Villas, Western District,
Island of New Providence in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

NOTICE .is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before the 7th March,
2008 after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the claims
of which they shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.



MAILLIS AND MAILLIS
Chambers
Fort Nassau House
Marlborough Street
PO Box N-4014
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Executors


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ACCOUNTING VACANCY

Leading manufacturing firm requires an experienced
certified accountant familiar with manufacturing and cost
COntf0l measures.

Must have extensive knowledge of ACT/Goldmine, QB,
Micr080ft Access, MS Project, MS Access, Excel, Word
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programs.

Bi-lingual preferred and able to interact with 'vendorS
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enVifonilent
1 years in Accounting or banking experience
*Bachelors and Master Degree in Accounting or
Certification of CPA


'Ple886 Send resumes with references to:
General Manager I re: Accounting Position,
PO Box SS-19097,
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Of Via email: tina~!primebahamas.com


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product offering and per-
formance for our policy-
holders and shareholders."
A Fellow-of the Society of
Actuaries since 2001, Mr
Bosland graduated with dis-
tinction from the University
of Waterloo (Ontario) with
a joint honours degree in
Actuarial Science/Econom-
ics.
Prior to joining Colinaim-


perial, Mr Bosland was the
assistant vice-president in
the actuarial department of
a Caribbean-based insurer.
Through the use of math-
ematical models, actuaries
evaluate uncertain future
events, and design ways to
reduce the likelihood and
decrease the impact of
adverse events that actual-
ly do occur.


COLINAIMPERIAL
Insurance Company has
named Marcus Bosland as
its resident actuary, with
responsibility for calculat-
ing risk and estimating the
likelihood of future adverse
events.
"I am pleased to welcome
Marcus to the team at Coli-
nalmperial," said Monty
Braithwaite, Colinalmperi-


al's president.
"We look forward to uti-
lizing his proven strengths
and skills to make Coli-
nalmperial stronger and
more competitive.
"The actuarial discipline
is a vital element in chart-
ing a reliable course for any
insurer. Colinalmperial sees
this as an important role in
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Legal Notice


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

WINSFORD HOLDINGS LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 20KX)).
WINSFORD HOLDINGS LIMITED is in Dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 19th day of De-
Scember, 2007.

STEPHEN WHALE
Harbour Reach
Rue De Carteart, St. Helier,
Jersey, Channel Islands
Liquidator


BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION









VACANCY NOTICE

ASSISTANT PLANT OPERATORS
CLIFTON PIER POWER STATION

Vacancies exist in the Clifton Pier Power Station, Energy Supply Division for
Assistant Plant Operators.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:
Assists with monitoring all operational parameters and plants at the power
station including ~fuel tanks, engines, auxiliaries and control panels. This
involves checking and maintaining lube-oil and water levels, temperature
readings etc
Records accurate operating data for all plant in the station to ensure the safe,
efficient and continuous functioning of the power station
Assists with operating all plants (e.g., engines, exhaust gas boilers) This
involves assisting with starting up, synchronizing and shutting down available
plant
Cleans engines, gas and steam turbines by disassembling and replacing fluids,
and assists with the change over and cleaning of coolers and filters
Cleans work area and maintains good housekeeping throughout the generating
units. 'This involves maintaining all operating plant so that they are safe or
hazard free (free of grease, dirt and grime) and includes sludge disposal.
May be required to perform touch-up painting during engine shut down
Assists with troubleshooting problems on back-start and starting diesel
engines, turbine units and generators
Assists operations and maintenance lead staff with engine maintenance
(associated auxiliary and ancillary equipment)

SJob requirements include:

Applicants should be hi' school graduates with a minimum of six (6) months
experience or equivale' .. no3wever, additional related industrial certificates and/or
a College of The Bahlamas Pre-technology diploma and/or applicants with at least
five (5) BJCs including Mathematics' and English Language are acceptable. Basic
knowledge of mechanical and electrical schematics and the ability to operate tools,
measuring devices and use chemicals appropriately are required

The post is a SHIFT ROTA job; therefore successful persons will be required to
work shift.

Interested person should apply by completing an Application Form, attaching a
resume and contact information for three professional references to the attentioni
of the
Manager-Human Resources & trainingg,
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Blue Hill & Tucker Road,
P.O: Box N-7509
Nassau, Bahamas
on or before: Monday, February 18, 2008.


BAHAMAS


THE BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF

THE BAHA~MAS



VAC ANC Y NO TICE


A AGG N ANAEREMNL


The Broadcasting ..Corporation of The Bahamas is seeking an
individual, with proven leadership skills, to fill the position of
General Manager, effective no later than April 1, 2008

The organization is set to undergo a major restructuring and
transformational process as it transitions from being a State
Broadcaster to being a Public Service Broadcaster.

Concomitant with the restructuring, the organization is also
scheduled to implement major equipment upgrades as it
transforms to a computer-based, digital, non-linear form of news
gathering, editing, production, etc., from its present, mainly analog
format.

Candidates should, at minimum, posses a first degree in journalism,
broadcasting or other related field.

The ideal candidate should posses an MBA and have a proven, clearly
and comprehensively displayed leadership track record in senior a
management capacity for a minimum of seven (7) years.

Interested individuals should hand deliver letters of interest, together
with comprehensive resumes, marked "Strictly Confidential" and
addressed to the attention of the Executive Chairman, to the
Corporation's Human Resource office, Harcourt "Rusty" Bethel
Drive, Nassau, Bahamas not later than February 14, 2008.

All applications received will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The Corporation intends to interview short listed applicants with a
view to selecting an appropriate candidate no later than the end of
February 2008.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008, PAGE 5B


BEC fuel surcharge




up 66% in February


knew that it would be going
u ," the Chamber president
He added that the con-
stant BEC bill increases had
created two sorts of business
persons the sophisticated
one, who understands that
they must increase prices to
remain successful, or the
unsophisticated one who
tries to go along at the same
price despite the fact that
costs have risen.
The problem, Mr
D'Aguilar said, was that this
makes it difficult for those
who raise prices to compete
until the unsophisticated
business owner realises that*
he has incurred a loss and
increases his prices.
Further, Mr D'Aguilar
pointed out that many per-
sons believe that once oil
prices come down, consumer
prices should as well. But he
sad atu toannotnb tthe cse,
settles, businesses are trying
to recoup what they lost.


Mr Comito added that the
sto tion also underscored

saving incentives, such as tax
exemptions for equipment
such as solar panels and
energy-saving light bulbs
which.
Mr Comito said that while
many hotels do have such
measures in place, there is
always room for improve-
ment.
He added that the BHA
was supportive and encour-
aged by the Government's
pledge to forge ahead with '
the creation of a National
Energy Policy, which would
provide strong conservation
ideas to consumers and busi-
nesses alike.
Dionisio D' Aguilar, pres-
ident of the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce, pointed
out that hopefully the BEC
surcharge would drop once
thiesdsupply of oil has been
"Unfortunately, there is
nothing that we can do. We


-Security &~ General
INSU)RAN CE


FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Security and General insurance, a member of Colonial Group International Limited
(CGIL) headquartered in Bermuda, is seeking a Financial Controller.

CGIL, with offices in Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin
Islands, offers a complete range of premier financial and insurance services and, over the
past few years, has undertaken significant growth. This is an' opportunity to be part of a
rapidly growing innovative company, focusing on providing clients with first class service
and access to competitive products.

The position of Financial Controller will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the
accounting and financial reporting functions of the Company and will be expected to
implement and continually develop systems of internal control. Reporting to both the
Group Financial Controller and the General Manager of Security & General, the
successful candidate will be expected to prepare, analyze and present financial reports
for senior management with an emphasis on key success factors.

* Recognized Accounting Qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA) with a minimum of 3 years'
post qualification experience
* Strong proficiency in MS Excel
*Ability to work extended hours and travel on occasion
* Excellent communication and organizational Skills
* A minimum of two years experience managing administrative staif

Compensation for the successfull candidate will be attractive and linked to performance.
The Group offers an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical
insurance, contributory pension plan, life, and long term disability coverage.

If you have a k~een commitmente to quality results and want to contribute your talents to
a dynamic company, contact us about this opportunity. Applications will be treated in
the strictest confidence and should be made in writing to:

Attn: Human Resources
Security &( Gener~al Insur-ance Company Ltd.
2n" Terrace &( Collins Avenue
PO Box N-3540 Nassau, Bahamas

Or by email to sgi nfo~atlan~ticloause,com!bs

Closing Date for applications is February 20th, 2008


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FROM page one

$0.097073 surcharge.
For January, BEC's fuel
surcharge stood at $0.14945
cents, a 50.7 per cent
increase over the previous
year's $0.09914.
The fuel surcharge
increases are a direct prod-
uct of the spike in global oil
prices, which earlier this
year touched $100 per b'ar-
rel, and indicate that BEC
bought'its fuel for January
and February at the market
peak.
It is possible that March's
surcharge may be even high-
er.
Bahamian business and
residnetial consumers are
likely to face major utility
bill increases as a result,
especially at companies such
as hotels that are major
increases nn emerg cstsT e l
impact their bottom lines,
reducing margins and poten-
tially causing price increases
elsewhere.
SThe BEC fuel surcharge
increases again highlight the
need for Bahamians to con-
serve electricity consump-
tion, be energy efficient, and
for hotels to retain the high-
est possible room occupan-
cies, said Frank Comito,
executive vice-president of
theo BaHamA).Hotel Associ-
He said the skyrocketing
fuel surcharges continue to
be a challenge for Bahamian
hotels, who are already
faced with some of the high-
est operating costs in the
region.
"We have to have full
room nights," Mr Comito
said, although he acknowl-
edged that once a room was
occupied this lea to incre-
mental electricity use,
despite the revenue it gen-
erated.










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L gal Notegice


NOTICE


UDON LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 4th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
B0x N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Legal Notice


NOTICE


MAUNA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 23rd day of
January 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
BOX N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Legal Notice


NOTICE


XENON INVESTMENT HOLDINGS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidatiog lala

Notice is hereby given that the-above-nanted Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 11th day of
January 2008. The Li uidator is Ar osa Co p. Inc., P. O
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Legal Notice
NOTICE


CONFETTI SLOPES INC.




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of CONIFETTI SLOPES INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice


NOTICE


TWINKLE STARLIGHT INC.
'(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 1st day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice


NOTICE


IBIZA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company iS
in dissolution, which commenced on thel st day of February
2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-
7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Legal Notice
NOTICE


OAKCREST VENTURES INC.




Notice is hereby given that in accordla'nce w\ith Section
138 (8) of the Intrnlational B3usiness C'ompanies Act
2000, the dissolution of` OAKiCREST VENTURES INC.
has been completed, a ~crtificate of' Dissolutio~n has been
issued and the company has threfrore been struck off the
Register.


ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidatlor)



Legal Notice


NOTICE


LAMBRUSCO HOLDINGS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 4th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
S(Liquidator)




Legal Notice


NOTICE


ELEVATED MANAGEMENT INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby givert that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 1st day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


Legal Notice


NOTICE


MIACA VENTURES LIMIITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 4th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Leyal Notice
NOTICE


SLOAN GARDENS S.A.




Noi\~ce is hereby givenl that in a~ccordanlce w\ithl Sc~tion

138 (8) of the Internlational Business C`ompanies .Let1
2000O(, the dlissolution oc f SLO(AN G;ARD)ENS S.A~. hans
been completed; a (certific:tle of D~issolutionl has beecn
issued and the Comlpany has thecrefore been stru~ck offl thle
Reg~ister.


ARG;OSA CORKP. INC'.




ILegal Notice
NOTICE


CRYSTALLITE SEAS INCr.




Notice is hereby! Fi\en (hatl in ac~cord~ance w\ilh Se~rctin







Regcisterl.


_ ___~*


PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008


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export goods and services lo
the EUl market, andl join the
rainks of existing exporters.
TIhe minister addcedl that the
services indlustry liberalisation
dlemanded by th~e EPA was
"not fa-r off` what the goods per-
centages are". On market
access, if the Bahainlas joins the
plAlutFORIUbMrolfer, it mnueSt
cent of the total value of' its

iWhitl the Bahamas and oth-
er Caribbean nations have
three years after the agree-

topea wh a l be aissat i
kicks-in during 2011, some 52.8
per cent of this country's tariff
lines must be liberalised when
it comes to the entry of Euro-
pean goods.
The CRNM technical co-
ordinator for the negotiations,
timitior Ldge, wrote hat nc ~,
which negotiated the EP)A on
the Bahamas' behalf, had
"been charged with accepting
tariff liberalisation commit-
mecnts that are front-loaded".
He added: "CARIFORUM
[including the Bahamas if it
signs up] will liberalise 82.7 per
cent of its EU imports in 15
years.
"This headline figure should
he read in conjunction with a
number or other salient facts.
First, the corresponding liber-
alisation effort over five and
10 years is 57 per cent and 61.1
per cent, respectively.
"However, the key bench-
mark is the current level of EU
nspeo s t~hate already 1 er
tional 1.8 per cent of CARI-
FORUM imports were imme-
diately liberalised, and items
attracting nuisance tariff's,
thereby resulting in total lib-
eralisation of 52.8 per cent
when the agreement comes
into effect. There, CARIFO-
RUM states will eliminate
duties on an additional 8.3 per
cent of their EU imports dur-
ing the first 10 years of the


agreemnt.n.~
TIhese details ne~~e..- thle
econoinic implications of sign-
ing on to the EPA are much
wider thanl simply preser~vin
market access f'or exporters
such as Polyniyrs International
and the fisheries industry, andi
that many more Bahamiani
< ts nese wil he atd.
other req uirements.
PAAsato al integration in the Caribbean,
which would appear to pushi

aerihba Si gle Make t
Economy (CSME) typ~e
arrangement, whether it likes it
or' not.
Mr Lodlge confirmed: "Thre
EPA should strengthen CAR-
IFORUJM regional integration
in terms of' lacjilitating deeper
tie with otht B;3Sna Sacr iL
tionships with the CSME are
ill-defined."
Among the key chA~nges
requiredl are r-ules of origins and
anti-dumiping provisions, boh
of which will r-equire refortn
and upgrades to, the Custon s
Department, countervailirtg
duties; subsidies, anld upgrades
to competition policy, sanitafy
and phytosanitary measurejh,
and intellectual pr-operty rights
legislation. A mlassivee amount
of work needs to be done to
prepare the Bahamian econo-
my and private sector for the
EPA and trade liberalisation.
Concerns also remain over
the godds offer submitted by
tu e~stad tintthet rnt
effort fell well short of CAR -
FORUMI's liberalisatio~n
thresholds by placing some 68
per cent of tariff lines in tile
25F-year liberalisation basket.
It is understood that almost
half the total value of thie
Bahamnas' EUI trade is confined
to some 16 tariff lines or goods.
with total European trade
falling inito just 1.(043 of somec
6.70)0 total tariff lines.


ing the agreement's text in
December 20)07, and conisulta-
tions on this offer between the
Governmecnt and private sector
are scheduled to begin this
month.

to mve alcla1y to n ol
craft an offer, but decide which
industries are too sensitive and
need to be excluded from the
EPA's clutches, and also those
whose liberalisation should be
phased-in over time.
Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, confirmed to
The Tribune that as the
Bahamas was signing on to the
CARIFORUM EPA offer, it
would have to offer the same
c mmitemenlts astaleeady agreed

aivith the B hame s ha in
access/goods offer to the EL),
.the minister hinted that tius
nation still had to decide


ARGONAcOllllRP. INC


FROM page one


whether it would fo~rma~lly join
the CARI(RIFORM agreement
andl the EPA when headls of
slnte are asked to formally sign
the treaty later this year.
CI thno e ralt i ha th
the one that prevails on us'
Mr Laing told The Tribune.
"Essentially, we will have to
determine whether we will
adopt that offer."
The minister then retreated
slightly from that position'
pointing out that "every [CAR-
IFORUM] country has to
decide whether it's going to
sign and adding that the
Bahamas had agreed its goods

of acknowledging that EU
cmpane w Ilna sk to en
Laing said the G;overnment
wantedl more Bahamian com-
p;\nies to "look art this [the
EPA) us an opportunity" to









I


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUELIN DORVIL of #139
WEST STREET, P.O. BOX SB-52580 NASSAU, BAHAMAPS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box NJ- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that EMMANUEL ALCIMJE of
HOMESTEAD ST, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from
the 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that THOMAS G. SMALL of TEAK
LANE, SUNSET PARK, P.O. BOX CB-56858, NASSAU.,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


#1J BL N OTIC E
INTENTTO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, JOANN MIRIAM LEE
PHILLPOT DE VARGAS of Nassau, Bahamas, intend to
change my name to MIRIAMN LEE JOAINNIE PHI)La'i.
DE VARGAS. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that FRITZNELL EDMIOND
of P.O. Box AB-20493, MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
N ationality and Citizenship, for reg istrationin atu rali zatio n
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twent -eight days from the 1ST day of
FEBRUARY 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ELIEZER RAMEAU of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
Oih n twe ty-eghnt days ro mtnhs bTH drayN tf EBRyUAa
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENTTO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that I, FREDERICK
NATHANIEL HIELD of General Delivery Office, Moore's
Island, intend to change my name to FREDERICK DAVIS.
If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, R.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (30) days after the date of publication of
this notice.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUELINE METELLUS
of POLIMIS STREET, GT-2574, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 1ST day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that SILVANA LAZZARI OF
#57 SPANISH CAY, P.O. BOX F-44813, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight d ys from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY,
2008 to the Minister res onsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 147, Freeport, Bahamas.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that RAYMOND GUERRIER of
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-ei ht days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas,


Bahamas can grow

500 of S4

food imports biH

FROM page one

basis of quality and price."
Mr Stubbs said BAPA wanted to see the Government craft a
National Development policy, which would include a sub-sec
tion detailing a commitment to Bahamian agriculture and allow-
ing home-grown produce to act as an import substitute.
"With the price of commodities gomng up now, it is to our
, advantage to cut costs by producing from here," Mr Stubbs
said. "It would seem to be in our interests to develop that
capacity as soon as possible.
'I understand from the information made available to methat
the cost of food imports is some $500 million per year. If we were
to start to tackle that over a given period of time, I see no rea-
son why we can't get 50 per cent of that in local consumption.
"I believe the Government of the day should make it a top pri-
ority for us to feed ourselves to the extent we can as soon as pos-
sible, educate our people on the need to have some local pro-
duce, and expand the College of the Bahamas to include a
School of Agriculture or Agriculture Sciences that could inter-
face with other learning institutions around the world."



NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that GISLAINE PIERRE of SEA
BREEZE, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 8TH day of
FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



NO C ETN

NOTICE is hereby giveri that SERGE GUERRIER of
MARSH HARBO R, ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts
within twenty-eight days from the 8tH day of FEBRUARY
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bah~amas.






INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
S(No. 45 of 2000)

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT & ADVISORY
SERVICES LIMITED


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 No. 45
of 2000, the Dissolution oflINTERNATIONAL INVEST-
MENT & ADVISORY SERVICES LIMITED has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The date
of completion of the dissolution was January 21, 2008-


Continental Liquidators Inc.
Liquidator






INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
(No. 45 of 2000)

ENERGY INVESTMENT ADVISORS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 No.
45 of 2000, the Dissolution of ENERGY INVESTMENT
ADVISORS LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of
Dissolution has been issued and the Company has therefore
been struck off the Register. The date of completion of the diS-
solution was January 21, 2008.



Continental Liquidators Inc
Li uidator


LEGAL NOTICE

CNOTI E

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

LIGHTFEATHER LTD


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(8) of` the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of
2000), the D~issolution of LIGHTFEATHER LTD. has been
completed, a Certificate of` Dissolution has been issued nld
the Company has therefore been struck off the Riegister. T'he
date of completion of the dissolution was December 20, 2007.





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IrJOUIDATR


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better business people and businesses in the
Bahamianin economy, thus improving employ-
ment.
BAICI is expected to organise business-
tra;ining seminars for Bahamian entrepreneurs
each year. Grand Bahama has traditionally
held at leastl one such business seminar each
year, however, last year none was held. This
seminar is resumed in Grand Bahama to
encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among
the residents.

Area Challenges:
The tourism numbers for Grand Bathama
have been decreasing for years.
The overall economy of Grand Bahama is
not strong.
Entrepreneurship needs to be boasted to
encourage business development on the
Island.

Topics:
Legal Protection for Business, including
Intellectual Property
Protecting your Business Insurance
The Business Plan, Funding and Record


Keeping
Using Comm-unicationl Technorlogy to, do
Good Business
Banking Toolls Every BuJlsines, s Shocukil H-avi

A well qualified line-upI1 of profcssio~nahl in
their fields has been confirmed to present on
the seminar topics each night. In addition to
the above topics, two night sessions will have-
presentations from active businesspersons
from the community on their real business
experiences.

Nightly Sessions:

Topic 1 6:00pm -7:05pm.
Break 7:05pm -7:15pm.
Topic 2 7:15pm -- 8:20pm.
Break 8:20pm -8:30pm.
Businessperson
presentation 8:30pm 9:00pm
Interested persons could register for the
seminar by contacting BAIC's office in
the National Insurance Building, byv 20) 1 eb-
ruary.


THE Ba~hama~s Agricult~ural and Ind~ustrial
Cor-poration basic` ) ha~s ~nnlounced~ its first
Business Seminar for 2008.
'This semninori is scheduledCC to) be hckI over
three consecutiv e evenings belweel~cn thle hours
of 6pm" andlc 9pm at the AdminiistratorIs C'on-
forence Room, in the new Teacher~cs &~ Salaried l
Wor~kers Building, West Altlantic Drive, on
26), 27 aund 28( FebruarIIy, 2008t.
BAIC is the government agency m~andlated
to promote aund encouragei entrecpreneurship- in
the small business sector among Bahamians,
and hopes to provide poisons with a forulm for
attaining knowledge on starting, running and
improving a business. One of the goals is that
participants will successfully start new, or
improve existing businesses with the infor-
mation attained from the seminar.
Participants are expected to come from
business-interested persons on the island of
Grand Bahama primarily. The fee for the
course is $90 per person for the three nights.
For one might, $50 will be charged; two or
three nights will be at $90.
Through this Small Business Course, BAIC
is attempting to fulfill its mandate to build


BAIC set to hold business sem~inar








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Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker

A Case of Heart Tr-ouble


MARVIN

Ma of r'S
Declarati f orl0 Iidf pendcnCE

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I WAS HOPING YOU COULD LOOK I JUST WANT YOU TO IS THERE
.AT AtY PAINTINGS NOW, EIRIC. BUT KNOW I'M GRATEFULI A PROBLE/I
Ij cAN see YOU'RE BU5y SOI.. FOR THE JOB,BUT...X ALAM'2


East dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.
NORTH



WEST
SJ 53
V7


notnunpnnnn is ice-cold if he can score
four heart tricks, and all his thoughts
should be concentrated on that one

Since there is no danger of going
.down if the bearts are divided 3-2,
South should ask himself bow he can
protect against a 4-1 division. Ifhe
addresses himself to that possibility,
he finds there is a way to play the
hearts so as to overcome a holding of
four to the Q-10 in either opponent's
hand-
As w~e have seen, leading the king
and another heart fails if East has Q-
I- -. How ,tthe pope wrh? t


heart from dummy, and:
1. If East shows out, South takes
the king and leads the nine toward
the jack to assure four heart tricks.
2. If East follows low. South plays
the nine to guarantee four hear t ncks
whether the nine wins or loses.
3. If East produces thle ten or
queen, South wins with the king and.
returns the nine to assure four heart
tricks.
A player'who optimistically pro-
ceeds on the assumption that a suit
will be favorably divided is guilty of
negligence and will occasionally
have to pay the piper for his caireless-


EAST
+ Q 109 8
+Q 08 6


4 Q9 72 + K 6 4
+QJ 10 7 3 5 2
SOUTH

AJ3

EstbidS uth West North
Pass 1 + Pass 19
Pass 1 NT Pass 3 NT
Opening lead queen of clubs.
*vs deal features a card com-
lIn-o.n that Is, commonly mis-
played. Let's say declarer wins the
club lead with the king and plays the
king and another heart. When West
shows out, South is in serious trou-
ble. Assuming reasonable Ilefense,
the best he can do is score two
spades, three hearts, a diamond and
two clubs.
But declarer has a lock on the
coenh i her pays a'rehcarefulee


ev Mbo~t: a
Properly ;ssued
Sta rch warra n-(-


AIER Tlt



enud~ent


HiOW many words of four letters
or more can you make fkom the
letters shown herev In making a
word, each letter.ma~ybe used
tneoy ra d mes conti bthe
at least one nine-letter word. No
TDYS TARGET
Good 29; very good 34; excellent
as (ar more). solution tomorrow.


TIGER


DOWN
1 Just an ordinary couple of boys (6)
2 It would please a cricketer to bowl
her over (6)
3 Wagner piece arranged
with 'bite" (4) .
4 Possibly remaintip-top asatower (7)
5 Where to dance in a girl's
company (5)
6 Strangely uneven? (5)
8 Not to mention a London
orchestra (4)
Soistr fou inid webl, (3


hear from a female (5)
15 Something shakyon the dining
table? (5)
18 How one may be taken when
powerless to move (2,3)
19 What a gangster used in shooting at
people (3)
20 Finishup in Harpenden (3)
21 A famous flier, this athlete? (7)
22 Endlessly deep water? (3)
23 Make dlear that one's fed up with an
inept start (6)
24. It may come to the ore in one's
aquarium (4)
25 Even more incredibly lofty? (6)
26 Sounds beastly loud in the Den? (5)
27 May put the bite on without really
stinging you (5)
28 Ben's other half in a novel illm (3)
30 Short name for a cocktail piece of
furniture (4)


ACROSS
1 Spicy head girl (6)
7 Formally told but not if I get
edited (8)
8 Opera character in a radiant
return (4)
10 It's a nuisance in fairly
harmlesswvays (6)
11 As initially packed or posted by Clare'
pel haps? (6)
14 Use a needle in various ways(3)

15 peaaiou 0 e atchambe (5)

19 Ed gets Reg upset with such
selfishness (5)
21 Hangout of a relative at
Crouch End (5)
22 Though past it, dad gets out half the
team! (5)
23 Chleatan officer, the fool! (4)
26 He may err about an
"own goal" (5)
28 That girl's always in the
right (3)
29 'They have snow drifting around the
end of winter (6)
30 Are such coats useless to the
Spanish? (6)
31 Great amount of water in N.
America (4)
32 Goes back agaln forgood
times (8)
33 Does his job callfor
retentiveness' (6)


Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant v
Atanas Dimitrov, Liosia 1997.
Arakhamia was a Georgian
woman grandmaster when she
defeated Scottish champion
Jonathan Grant at an
international tournament. The
pair married, and the now
Edinburgh housewife is doubly
qualified feo her own homeland

championship, where she has
won the women's title three
years running and in 2006 was
munner-up among the men. Like
all Soviet-trained players, she
has a keen eye for combining
strategy and tactics. Here her
white army aims towards the
black king from a distance, but
Dimitrov hopes for a knight
swap allowing his own queen
and bishop to become active on


S~II)J


AcaoSS
1 Small flat (6
7 Corrective ( )
180 Deuy(56)
11 Courteous (6)
14 Deity (3)
16 Locations (5)
17 Fall (4)
21F up (55

2 oeitiad (4)
28 Plural o is 3)
29 Type ofacid (6)
30 Cleaning
31 Cdvs thlr (4)
32 Truant (86
33 Prormlse6)


DowN
1 Felt 16)
2 Semi-solid lump (6)
4 sint als )
5 Scope (jr
6 Insects i)
8 Pudding
in redient (4)
12 El eri(3)
13 Ms 11aspeed (5)
15 Crave (5)
18 Keepsake (5)
19Secti n(3)
21 Tolerant (7)
02 Obse(3)
24 Hire( )
25 From where (6)
26 Spanish snal s (5)
27 Curt (5)
28Mmic(43).


the long diagonal. Speedy action is
needed from White. How did she
force victory?



LEONARD BARDEN


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACRO55:1, V~alid 6, M-U-GGy 9, Dune-din 10, Tri-E-d 11,
N-ift-Y T2, Fru-it 13, Buti-ion 15, Dew 17, Onesl18, Camera
19, Re-g~al 20, Bribed 22, Gl-VE 24, Set 25, Scooter 26, Hiltch
27, Hove-L 28, Le-V-er 29, Re-C-over 30, fe-T-ed 31, Ent-ry
DOWN: 2, Airgun 3, Ideals 4, Dud 5, Lear-n 6, Mini-Mal 7,
Unit 8, G-ather 12, F-ox-ed l3, Bombs 14, Leg it 15, Deb-it
16, Wa-fe-r 18, CatI-CH 19, Reviled 21, Remove 22, G-over-n
23, Veneer25, Soo p 26.eZ, Here 2,L


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Tiara 6, Music 9, Aspirin 10, Mouth 11, Sitar 12,
First 13, Demoted l5, Ribl7, Edenl18, Natice l9, Croon :0,
Spoors 22, Slur 24, Eon 25, Descenid 26, Panel 27, Stoat 28,
Solve 29, Logical 30, Order 31, Plant
DOWN: 2, Ironed 3, Ration 4, Ash 5, Timid 6, Mission 7,
Unit 8, Italic l2, Fears l3, Dense l4, Melon 15, Rifle l6,
Beard 18, Novel lS, Crealor 21, Porter 72, Scroll 23, Unleven
25, Denim 26, Pale 28, Sap


Chess solution 8403: 1Nb5! exbS 2 Qxh7+! 'sxh7 3
Rh3*I Kg8 4 Rh8 mate.


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Horoscope

By I ND BLA~CKprri u


BLONDIE


FRI DAY,
FEB 8

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Capricorn plays a role mna s icky
argument at work earlier ithe
week. Don't let this personeto
you. He or she is only jealous.
PISCES Feb 19/March 0~
Don't be too generous with your
time this week, Pisces. You have
plenty of your own needs to trend
to.Be sure to el e plenty oq time
ARIES March 21/April 20
You've got to be aggressive e ly in
the week, Aries there's a lot fro get
done. A close friend has a Secret
agenda when he or! .Ine ~.oy out
TAURUS .ril 21/MaJ 21
That special someone wants to take
your relationship to a whole new level.
Are you ready, Taurus? Think' care-
fully before you answer. An old r-riend
stops by to say hello on Thursday.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
Be determined this week, G~mini.
Friends and colleagues will try to
distract you from the task at habd. A
loved one gets into troublC and
needs your help. Take time 4ut to
listen and give your best advice.
CANCER June 22/July 22
Your sense of humor draws pleisty of
attention. You form a close filiend-
.ship with an unlikely stranger. a for-
mer colleague will call you for help.
Do what you can, for old time' sake.
LEO July 23/August 2
Although you're sure to get a lot
done before Thursday, it's still
going to be a frustrating week. Ceep
working hard; you'll have a chance
to relax this weekend.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22:
Don't be overly critical of yoitrself
after a simple mistake. No one else
thinks worse of you, and dw Iling
on it is not very constructive.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 i
No, you can't do it yourself. Now's
the time to swallow yoilr pride and
ask a friend for help with a ptoject
that has been giving you tro ble.
After all, nobody's perfect.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov i2
A loved one needs your advice bout
a relationship. Be honest, bven
though the truth may be hard to hear.
A work problem will require all of
your craftiness. Go to it!
SAG~ITIARIUS Nov 23/Deje 21
Don't be surprised if you find your
workload mounting this w ek,
Sagittarius. Everyone's giving' you
more work because they knoig you
can~ handle it. Thmngs will settle down
by Thursday.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jab 20
This may be a good time to finish a
project you've been putting otiT for
some time. Your physical and 6nen-
tal energies are at their peak, leav-
~g you well-armed for the task.i


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