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Title: The Tribune
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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: February 15, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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statement in the House


* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham has told the Com-
missioner of Police that he is
considering legalizing gam-
bling in the Bahamas for citi-
zens and residents.
Mr Ingraham made this sur-
prising policy statement late
Wednesday night as he made
his contribution to the debate
for the creation of a select
committee on crime.
As the Prime Minister
referred to a recommendation
made in a crime report com-
pleted in the late 1990's, which
called for the improved


enforcement of gaming laws,
he gave his views on gambling.
"Now, Mr Speaker, this
society on a Sunday morning,
you go to the gaming houses,
to Flowers and those places,
and it is like a bank on payday
- government payday. They
are set-up like a bank, hun-
dreds and hundreds and hun-
dreds of places. Well, either
we believe that it is illegal, or
we believe it that should be
legal," said Mr Ingraham.
"I told the commissioner of
police last week, that it seems
to me that we are unable to
enforce that law, and that I
was going to give considera-
SEE page 11


Wrong way
car chase
causes chaos
on Shirley St


E By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
A BOLD car chase, speeding
in the wrong direction down a
crowded Shirley Street yesterday
afternQon between police, a citi-
zen and an alleged car thief, left
several smashed cars in its path.
Eventually a man was taken into
police custody.
At 1.15pm, employees from
nearby businesses rushed to
Shirley Street when loud sirens
raised the alarm on one of the
city's busiest streets during
lunchtime traffic.
A car that was reportedly
stolen in the Collins Avenue area
moments earlier, was being
-- t chased by another white vehicle
SEE page eight

Reports of
THE DRIVER of this car and his passenger were taken to hospital after the vehicle crashed off Sir Mil P patient
Butler Highway yesterday. PM IIpatients

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* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
WELL-known business-
woman and media personality
Debbie Bartlett yesterday
denied all allegations that she
was involved in an orchestrated
conspiracy with some of the
GEMS staff and a Central
Detective Unit superintendent
to destroy Darold Miller.
Witness testimonies contin-


ued yesterday in the sexual
harassment trial with Ms Bar-
lett, one of the CEOs of GEMS
Radio Network, and GEMS
reporter Sancheska Brown tak-
ing the stand.
Mr Miller's defence lawyer
Michael Kemp suggested to Ms
Barlett that Mr Miller was
arrested by police only four
days after political activist Rod-
ney Moncur appeared on the
SEE page 11


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* By BRENT DEAN
. Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
THE MINISTRY of Education has forwarded
the file involving a female teacher at a public high
school, who allegedly had a sexual relationship with
a male student, to the office of the attorney general.
Acting Director of Education Lionel Sands con-
firmed this on Wednesday in an interview with ZNS
TV news.
Though the reports indicate that the boy is 16 -
that is, he has reached the age of consent and the
SEE page eight


IF GOVERNMENT and the Attorney Gener-
al's Office cannot be held legally accountable for
their actions or inactions, then the descent of the
Bahamian legal system is beyond "even what I
had imagined," businessman Lynden Nairn told
The Tribune yesterday.
Mr Nairn was responding to comments made by
Minister of State for Legal Affairs Desmond Ban-
nister in The Tribune on Wednesday.
Mr Bannister denied there is a case to be made
for the government being held legally liable when
certain bailed individuals go on to commit serious
crimes.


SEE page 11


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
CONCERN has been raised
about reports that several patients
at Princess Margaret Hospital
have been infected with the so-
called superbugg" MRSA in the
past few months.
Hospital management con-
firmed yesterday that it had been
made aware by the Infection Con-
trol Team of the MRSA (Methi-
cillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus) infection of four patients
at the hospital.
In a statement to The Tribune
yesterday, PMH said that all four
of these patients received the
appropriate treatment for the
infection.
While two of those four
patients have since died, their
causes of death were not a direct
result of MRSA. which is often
called "staph bacteria."
The other two patients remain
in hospital receiving treatment.
All four patients, PMH
explained, were treated with Van-
comycin, one of the few antibi-
otics that researchers have con-
firmed can kill the bacteria.
Beyond the administration of
Vancomycin, additional measures
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Pratt stresses
importance of
after school
suspension
programme
* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

Following still more vio-
lence in schools this week,
deputy leader of the PLP Cyn-
thia Pratt pleaded in the
House of Assembly for the
government to return the after
school suspension programme
to the Urban Renewal Project
in her St Cecilia constituency.
"That programme was very
effective.
"It targeted those young
boys who were suspended
from school, or the young girls
who were suspended from
school and they came and
their suspension was served in
the Urban Renewal (office).
"The principals appreciat-
ed it. The parents appreciated
it. They saw a change in those
students once they returned
to school," she said.
Mrs Pratt said she is con-
cerned, because as a former
teacher she knows what teach-
ers are facing, despite the fact
that the men and women cur-
rently in the profession are
from a different generation.
She said that the school
detention programme was
"very vital" as it really taught
"these troubled young men
and young women so that it
alleviated a lot of the prob-
lems and pressure off of the
principals at those schools."
Mrs Pratt added that while
she is encouraging the gov-
ernment to return the pro-
gramme to St Cecilia, the only
downside would be that the
persons who were attached to
the Urban Renewal office in
that constituency are no
longer there.
"They have been trans-
ferred to different places, but
when you get to know these
people Mr Speaker, they are
very important to this pro-
gramme.
"I beg the government to
reconsider this school suspen-
sion programme which was
attached to the Urban Renew-
al Programme of St Cecilia.
"I know that this will bene-
fit our people, even the people
of St Cecilia.
"And so I beg the govern-
ment to reconsider," she said.


WORKSHOP TO BE HELD AT BRITISH COLONIAL HILTON, FEBRUARY 22-24



Nassau to host major conference




on sustaining vibrant downtown


EXPERTS who have helped
restore and revitalise cities
across America will join local
authorities and officials for a
two-day intensive workshop
next week.
The workshop, Caribbean
Downtown: Untapped Trea-
sures, will be held at the British
Colonial Hilton on February 22
to 24.
Co-sponsored by the Inter-
national Downtown Organisa-
tion and Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO), and co-
hosted by the Bahamas Min-
istry of Tourism and the Nas-
sau Tourism and Development
Board (NTDB), the event is
expected to help provide tools
for the much-anticipated revi-
talisation of city of Nassau.
"We are extremely proud to
be chosen to host this presti-
gious event for the first time,
but more importantly we are
excited because we believe that
the expertise that is being


brought together for the work-
shop will help us immeasurably
in paving the way forward with
stepping stones for the much-
needed revitalisation of down-
town Nassau," said Frank
Comito,'a member of the board
of directors of the NTDB.
Among the visiting experts is
Brad Segal, president of Pro-


gressive Urban Management
Associates in Denver, who has
served as a consultant for Nas-
sau's public-private sector
downtown initiative.
Mr Segal calls the workshop
an opportunity to "create a
game plan for creating the ide-
al downtown organisational
model," a challenge that has


been the basis for studies and
reports that go beyond what Mr
Comito refers to as "the need
for change" and focus instead
on the "how to change".
"There are a variety of tools
available for advancing down-
town revitalisation, including
BIDs (business improvement
districts), tax increment financ-


ing, and development authori-
ties," Mr Segal said.
"Often, a key challenge is
assembling the right tools in the
best toolbox."
There will be an opening
reception on Friday night at
which delegates from several
countries will mix and mingle.
On Saturday, Mr Segal will lead
the first session: Building blocks
for creating downtown organi-
sations. Joining Mr Segal in that
session is Liliane de Geus of
Downtown Management
Organisation in Willemstad,
Curacao. Other sessions deal
with culture, transportation,
safety, incentives, marketing
and branding and feature
experts from cities as diverse as
Scottsdale and Philadelphia.
"More than 60 delegates are
already registered from else-
where in the Caribbean and
from Nassau," said Mr Comi-
to, "and momentum is building
every day."


'The House That Tourism


Built' campaign zooms in


on historic Red Roofs
One of Nassau's best-pre-
served historic buildings is get- Ad drive aims to boost
ting renewed attention in a Min-
istry of Tourism ad campaign
aimed at increasing aw arenesscountry
about the importance of the
nation's number one industry, num ber in
Located on East Bay Street, mb r oneindustry
slightly west of the northbound
Paradise Island bridge,'Red
Roofs was the home of the first the tourism puzzle that powers
premier and now houses Island more than 60 per cent of the "Red Roofs is
Living Real Estate. economy.
Tourism director of commu- For the ad featuring Red
nications Gabriella Fraser said Roofs and the words. "Let's a Well
the oft-painted and pho- make it better again ... do your s
tographed structure was select- part", the building appears as reSe VCe .
ed as the backdrop for the print the puzzle piece backdrop for building of
ad campaign because it is a the Royal Bahamas Police
meticulously maintained exam- Force, locally-made products that classical
pie of classic Bahamian archi- and representatives of the hos-
tecture. vitality and construction indus- Baham ian
"Building on the theme 'The tries.
House That Tourism Built'. it Built in 1896, the Loyalist- Style. It was
was important for us to find a inspired, timber house features
physical structure that projected carved railings. posts and shut- sim ply the
just the right image. Red Roofs ters, many of which are con-
is a well preserved building of structed of solid mahogany. Its perfect fit for
that classical Bahamian style. It most striking feature set against
was simply the perfect fit for the brilliant, Bahama-blue sky is US.
us," said Ms Fraser, who spear- its multi-level red hip roof.
headed the campaign designed Red Roofs was the home of
to build pride in being part of Sir Roland Symonette and was
GbJail F~i ia-


carefully restored during the
past decade by his son, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs Brent Symon-
ette, who lived there as a young
boy. "We feel honoured that
Tourism chose our offices as a
classic example of true Bahami-
an architecture," remarked
Island Living broker Rachel
Pinder. "No matter how many
times I climb the few steps to


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the front landing and veranda
and open the door, or cross the
dark wooden floors. I never
stop marvelling at what a special
and beautiful building this is.
"When clients come in, they
always comment on it and I
hope this helps others see the
beauty and potential of historic
buildings."


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The Ministry of Tourism and the Nassau Tourism and
Development Board are set to co-host a major international
conference on creating and sustaining vibrant downtown.
A Brad Segal, president of Progressive Urban Develop-
ment of Denver is one of many experts who will be here for
the workshop intended in part to add to the tools for the
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of injuries.
The were all treated at
the Rand Memorial Hos-
pital and were later dis-
charged.
"As traffic police con-
tinue their investigation
into this accident, which
certainly could have had
more dire consequences,
motorists are urged to
obey all posted traffic
signs and to remain alert
at all times," Chief Supt
Basil Rahming said.


Peet hits out over the removal of




North Andros Bahamasair service


o In brief


American

boater is

rescued

off Bimini
* By DENISE
MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@
tribunemedia.net

FREEPORT An
American boater had to be
rescued after his vessel
took on water in rough
seas five miles south of
Bimini.
Jose Abreu, 39, of Mia-
mi. Florida, was aboard. a
36-foot Formula go-fast
boat on his way to Cat Cay
at around 7am on Wednes-
day when his vessel devel-
oped engine trouble.
Police at Alice Town
received a distress call
from Mr Abreu around
7.20am.
A rescue team, led by
Chief Inspector Kevin
Mortimer and boat pilot
Robby Smith of Alice
Town, located the disabled
vessel about five miles
south of South Bimini.
Mr Abreu, the sole occu-
pant, was rescued from the
vessel. He told officers that
he had left Miami around 3
o'clock that morning head-
ed for Cat Cay when his
engines failed.
He was taken to Alice
Town Police Station for
further investigation.
Sometime later that
morning, two Cuban men
and their 32-foot Donzi go-
fast boat ran aground on a
sandbar on South Bimini.
Police received informa-
tion around 10am on
Wednesday that two men
had drifted ashore in the
vicinity of the Bimini
Beach Club.
When police and immi-
gration officers arrived at
the scene, the two Cubans
identified themselves as
Yasmani Garcia, 28, of
Miami, Florida, and Ama-
do Jorge, 26, of West Palm
Beach, Florida.
The men told police that
they left Miami around
9pm last Saturday for West
Palm Beach, but ran out of
fuel and spent four days
drifting at sea.
Officers conducted a
search of the vessel, which
ran aground on a sandbank
some distance from the
shoreline.
The vessel was secured
and the men were taken to
the Alice Town Police Sta-
tion for further investiga-
tion.


Three taken to

hospital after

car crash

THREE Grand
Bahamians had to be tak-
en hospital after becom-
ing the victims of a two
car collision.
According to police
reports, the accident hap-
pened at around 9.30pm
on Wednesday when Inga
Dean, 32, of Kirby Circle,
driving'a blue 2000
Oldsmobile Alero, and
Simone Butler, 19, of
Tripp Lane, driving a sil-
ver 1995 Nissan Sentra,
collided.
Police described the
accident as a "very force-
ful collision between the
two vehicles."
Both vehicles were
extensively damaged in
the impact.
Ms Butler, along with
her two passengers Max-
ine Butler, 42, and five-
year-old Sean Coleby,
sustained varying degrees


* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

FORMER Minister of Financial
Investments Vincent Peet con-
demned the government in the
House of Assembly for pulling
Bahamasair's flight services out
of his constituency of North
Andros.
Mr Peet said that the removal of
the national flag carrier is sending
the wrong message to his con-
stituents, who now feel angry that
they are being forced to use the ser-
vices of private airline companies
instead.
"It is important, sir, that Bahami-
ans everywhere feel equal, and that
they are being treated fairly. And
Androsians do not feel that they are
being treated fairly.
"They feel offended, and rightful-


ly so, and I feel offended on their
behalf by the behaviour of this gov-
ernment," said Mr Peet, speaking
during Opposition question time in
the House on Wednesday.
Mr Peet also asked why, following
the removal of Bahamasair service
from Congo Town last week Friday,
a similar service was put in Stella
Maris, Long Island, and Treasure
Cay, Abaco islands, which he
claims, have the same level
of economic activity as North
Andros.
"Mr Speaker that is a full ques-
tion to the Minister of Aviation.
Why did you take Bahamasair out of
Andros last Friday, which was ser-
vicing North and Congo Town, and
at the same time put Bahamasair in
Stella Maris, Long Island, and Trea-
sure Cay where the economic con-
ditions are the same."
Minister of Aviation Neko Grant


Minister hopeful of resolution to GB


Power Company industrial unrest


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Minister of
Labour Dion Foulkes is very hope-
ful that a resolution will soon be
reached to end the protracted
labour unrest in Freeport at the
Grand Bahama Power Company.
Mr Foulkes was in Freeport
again on Thursday to mediate talks
between the two unions and Pow-
er Company officials at the Office
of the Prime Minister in Freeport.
The CEWU and BIEMSU,
which represent about 120 workers.
have been seeking a buy-out/retire-
ment settlement for workers.
It has been one of the main
issues of contention between the
parties.
"We had a very productive
meeting today to discuss the
remaining issues as it relates to the
GBPC and the two unions." said
Minister Foulkes. "We are hopeful
that a resolution will come about in
very short order depending on
what happens at another this
evening at 5pm," he said at a press
conference.
BIEMSU president Pedro
Edwards, CEWU president Keith
Knowles, and Power Company
CEO Excell Ferrell were also pre-
sent.
Minister Foulkes said the two
unions have joined together to
work out an arrangement whereby
employees who have been with the
company for a certain number of
years who want to leave the com-
pany can have an exit or retire-
ment package.
"We are working out the words
for that and it is a very complicated
matter, but we are making some
progress with respect to that," he
said.
BIEMSU president Pedro
Edwards said the union and man-
agement are debating on what
things will be included in a Memo-


I


randum of Understanding docu-
ment created by the minister in
relation to an exit package for
workers.
"The debate is going along...we
are having fruitful discussions that
we believe once the minister con-
tinues to intensify the effort he is
putting in now, I have no doubt we
can get this done very soon," he
said.
The unions, which carried out
weekly demonstrations last year,
resumed protests in January and
February this year after talks stalled
again on the issue.
"After a whole month of Janu-
ary with nothing happening, the
minister is here to put these talks
back on track so that the company
and the union could come to some
kind of agreement on the MOU,"
said Mr Edwards.
In the MOU document, the
union and management, with the
help of the minister, will agree on a
formula for compensation taking
into consideration the years of ser-
vice, training and education, cur-
rent benefits, and several other
things.
"The minister is taking away
some things we may want and
some things the company may


want to bring both parties together.
"There are some things we can
give and some things we can't. We
have changed quite a bit of things
sincetast November and there is a
point-that we can't go beyond
because our intention is to get best
worth for employees so they can
have something at the end of the
day," he said.
Mr Edwards said that the com-
pany also wants to choose which
employees get the opportunity to
take the exit package.
"That is really going to be a big
problem, and while the company
has to keep the business alive we
think that once employees would
have exercised their option to take
the package, those persons can be
engaged for additional service by
the company.
Power Company CEO Excell
Ferrell, who was appointed in Jan-
uary, said he was pleased with the
talks.
"I want to thank the minister for
getting us together today. I think
folks are interested in resolving this
and it is important that we resolve
it and the fine employees of GBPC
can continue to provide safe, reli-
able service to the consumers on
the island," he said.


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replied that he did not "pull or put
Bahamasair anywhere.
I "It would have been done by the
management team in conjunction
with the board of directors," he said.
Mr Peet said, however, that the
government decides where Baham,-
sair should fly.
"The people of Andros have
heard the minister, and the govern
ment of the Bahamas determine
where Bahamasair goes.
"And so if they pull Bahamasai,
out of Andros the people might a
well know why that is done," h,.
said.
Mr Grant interjected, stating that
if Mr Peet was implying that the
government was removing the air-
line from the island to "hurt" the
residents of Andros he was wrong.
Mr Grant then pressed for Mr
Peet to withdraw his statements
without success.


SBy ARTHIA NIXON ,
SADNESS swept through the seaside
community of James Cistern, Eleuthera
yesterday after news spread that a second . I. ,-
man died injuries sustained in a two-car .
collision last week.
Since last Saturday's accident, 23-year-
old O'Neal Roach has been on life sup-
port with multiple injuries, including a bro-
ken jaw. His step-father, Johnny Thomp- '
son, and friend, Winsor 'Beanhead' Bethe,l
were released from hospital earlier this
week. Another friend, Raymond Bethel,
died at the scene of the crash, which
occurred as they were making their way back to the settlement from
neighboring Hatchet Bay.
Overcome with the news of her son's death, Ruby Thompson
reportedly collapsed and up to press time was still in hospital.
"It's extremely shocking," said one of Mr Roach's classmates, who
graduated from Central Eleuthera High with him. "He was such a
nice guy and always smiling. Everyone loved his sense of humour
too. My favourite memory of him was at our high school prom when
he was named best dressed and prom king. That night you saw his
entire personality a gentleman, polite, big smile, sharp dresser and
just plain cool. It (Roach's death) is just hard to deal with because
onh.e samfrfagq ha on in the yearbook is another classmate who
diedn a ear-crash afd another one who died of cancer, so it brings
back really sad memories.
"I just hope Miss.Ruby finds the peace she needs with this
because there aren't many people who have to pick up and leave
everything on the Family Island and wait on edge with your husband
and son in hospital."


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Numbers racket must be dealt with


PRIME MINISTER Ingraham, in fact the
community, is faced with a dilemma either
enforce a law that is being broken daily by
Bahamians at every level of society, or abol-
ish it.
In the House Wednesday evening Mr
Ingraham said he has told the Commissioner
of Police that he is considering legalizing
gambling in the Bahamas for citizens and
residents this would include the "num-
bers racket." He has come to this conclusion
because the law cannot be enforced. He said
the Commissioner did not support his think-
ing on this, "but the reality is that it is not an
enforceable law."
We can understand where both of these
men are coming from.
The numbers racket has mushroomed from
dingy little pool rooms where police occa-
sionally pick up "paraphernalia" related to
the racket and drag some cash-strapped
Bahamian before the law into big time
gaming houses with big time operators, pock-
ets bulging with gains that the statute book
records as illegal.
If citizens flaunt the law to the extent that
society accepts it as legal in its breach, then
to let it remain on the books encourages a
lawless society. To adapt the words of Mr
Bumble a Charles Dickens character to
permit the law to be so brazenly broken,
makes the law an "ass", an "idiot." It must,
therefore, be enforced if we are to have "zero
tolerance," or it must be removed to retain
the integrity of the law. This is Mr Ingra-
ham's position. And, in view of what is hap-
pening today, it makes sense.
However, we can imagine, our law-and-
order. "zero-tolerance commissioner saying:
"Let's arrest the big fish and everyone
knows who they are and the little ones
will fall in line. End of story."
Tacit acceptance of the "numbers rack-
et" as a part of Bahamian society goes way
back to the days when the numbers king -
Percy Munnings flourished. Not only did
he flourish in the business, but he was the
Treasurer of the PLP.
While the little numbers peddlers on street
corners would be cuffed by the police, the
PLP Treasurer was above the law. No wonder
no one took the numbers law seriously. Even
police officers stood in line to gamble their
salaries in hopes of a big win.
As Mr Ingraham told the House: "This
society on a Sunday morning, you go to the
gaming houses, to Flowers and those places,


and it is like a bank on payday government
payday. They are set-up like a bank, hun-
dreds and hundreds and hundreds of places.
Well, either we believe that it is illegal, or we
believe that it should be legal." (See lead
story page 1).
Our reporters say that when they go to cer-
tain food outlets to get their lunch, they have
to stand in line so that persons buying num-
bers can be served first.
During the Junkanoo parade at the begin-
ning of the year a prosperous gaming house,
which was sponsoring a group, was brazen
enough to drape its banner across the front of
a building, directly opposite the Cabinet
office. It was a banner that Mr Ingraham and
members of his cabinet could not possibly
have missed.
In fact Bahamians were making "an ass"
of the law. They were having one grand laugh
at the expense of law enforcement. No won-
der Mr Ingraham wants to change the law,
while the Commissioner wants to throw out
his net and take them all in. The decision
now has to be made as to what it will be.
A select committee, requested by the
Opposition, was appointed by the House
Wednesday night to consider crime, its caus-
es and its solutions.
"Improved enforcement of gaming laws,"
SMr Ingraham told the House, -one of
the things I would want the committee to
consider what to do about the numbers busi-
ness. Are we going to continue to have what
is supposed to be an illegal activity openly
flaunted in the society every day by thou-
sands of Bahamians? We must either enforce
the law or change it."
It is obvious that we cannot create an
atmosphere of "zero tolerance" to deal with
crime if the numbers scandal is not dealt
with.
However, it has to be very carefully con-
sidered. Having opened the stable door to
let one uncontrollable horse out, we must
remember that there is a second horse inside,
straining at the bit to break from its harness.
This is the drug trade. For a long time now
the legalisation of drugs has been quietly
debated. This is another hurdle that this gov-
ernment might have to face.
Therefore, this numbers question has to be
seriously considered. It will either have to
be enforced, or abolished.
But no community can tolerate letting a
group no matter how large or influential -
make the law look like an ass or an idiot.


Chippingham




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left alone


EDITOR, The Tribune.
AS I listened to the debate
in Parliament concerning the
granting of Government land
to the Minister of Housing my
heart just sank to hear both
sides admit to crime.
Both sides, Bullas, saying
that they destroyed acres and
acres of land and the resources
of this country using our taxes
and most of all the National
Insurance monies which they
do not repay.
Bullas, they are wondering
why crime is on the increase
and the examples are coming
right from the top.....Parlia-
ment.
Why does MP Christie con-
tinue to defend those who
have contributed to his down-
fall....Shane Gibson...the other
Gibson....and he is backing
Keod Smith to be the chair-
man of the PLP.
My God, Bullas, some peo-
ple never learn.
My mother always told me,
"son you will be judged by the
company you keep."
The land in Chippingham is
a mess, and the chairman of
the Water Board, Mr Barnett,
should make every attempt to
recover that land and restore
it back as it was.....a water
reservoir, returning it to its
legal owner -Water & Sew-
erage Corporation.
What would our national
industry be like today if there
was no Chippingham man-
grove/swamp/fresh water
reservoir.
The British Colonial Hotel
serviced on it...Cable Beach
hotels, in the beginning,
depended on it ....the City of
Nassau (Bay Street) depended
on it....and the residents of
Chippingham depended and
still are depending on it.
As water resources around
the world begin to dry-up,
Bahamians are destroying a
resource that will keep them
alive longer than oxygen will.
Fresh water in exchange for
reverse osmosis water. Bullas,
you know what I think about
reverse osmosis water....a
killer....a carcinogen.
Did a friend of yours devel-
op cancer of the breast or
prostate last year?
Maybe you were one of the


statistics among the 17 per
cent increase in the cancer
rate.
Bullas, can you not see how
stupid the whole thing is?
These people should be taken
to an environmental court and
charged with destruction of a
resource!
I could not.go and anchor
a boat house in the middle of
the Exuma Park and say that
this would be my home.
Why? Because the park is
designated a resource by Par-
liament.
To top it off, the original
blueprint was designed for
Perpall Tract. Ask Shane Gib-
son...National Trust and
BASH and whoever was in
the secret meeting held at
BASH why they shifted to my
street, Columbus Avenue.
I told Shane Gibson when
he turned up on this street in
his red plated luxury taxpay-
ers' car that if he touched that
Reservoir the PLP would lose
the election.
He told me I did not know
what I was talking.
Well, Bullas, I predict a very
hard year.
I hope you can eat low cost
housing and the foreign
investors can house and feed
you.
This little island is gone,
there is no more land, all sold
to the highest bidder!
While I was in England a
newspaper headline came out
in the morning papers as par-
adise lost.
It went on to say "pay the
biggest nigger and you can
have anything you want."
After that morning I was no
longer a Bahamian.
Eh Bullas, Ah told ya!

SYDNEY
SINCLAIR-SANDS
(the GURU)
P.S. PM Ingraham and the
FNM have already destroyed
thousands of acres of land
with "housing."
If the FNM was really inter-
ested they would have start-
ed the process of developing


"over-de-hill." The late Chuck
Virgil told me, as his co-chair-
man in the constituency, that
Mr Ingraham said he was nev-
er going to touch over-de-hill
because it would be too
expensive.
Well, Bullas, MP Christie
and the PLP have followed
the leader and have tried their
best to out-do the FNM.
And I say to MP Christie
that if the PLP was so inter-
ested in "housing" then he
should have started with Farm
Road. Why did we not see
new housing going up in Farm
Road?
All kinds of music playing in
the road, but the children
returned to housing with holes
in the roofs and hungry bel-
lies.
Government should not be
in housing.
They should guarantee the
loans, affordable loans for
decent and real housing; not
concrete huts.
Where is the crime coming
from?
It's breeding in these same
concrete jungles which
amounts to the same slum you
were trying to eliminate.
People in the straw market
wondered how come rats the
size of mature cats could be
found on Woods Rogers
Walk. Well, Bullas, wherever
there is old food....trash and
garbage...and filth....you will
'find rats.
Humans are supposed .to
live in these 2x4s called low
cost housing: my God, Bullas,
only human rats and vampires
will breed in them.
I wrote a letter to the Editor
of this newspaper many, many
years ago and stated my
observation of high school
children playing in the school
yards.
I said this: "The children are
malnourished" and I am say-
ing it again and they have
become little vampires.
In fact it is my opinion that
politics and foreign investment
have bred a nation of vam-
pires.

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astronauts work poor parenting as reasons for crime spike


on setting up new

European lab

* HOUSTON
WITH two of their three
spacewalks completed, the
astronauts aboard the linked
shuttle-station complex focused
Thursday on getting the new
Columbus lab up and running,
according to Associated Press.
NASA extended Atlantis'
mission by a day on Wednes-
day to give the crew more time
to work on the lab, Europe's
main contribution to the inter-
national space station.
Computer problems that had
hindered the activation process
were fixed by Thursday, and the
space station crew hoped to be
able to begin science operations
as soon as Atlantis departs next
week.
"For me, it's still hard to
believe that it's real," French
astronaut Leopold Eyharts told
German Chancellor Angela
Merkel and European Space
Agency chief Jean-Jacques Dor-
dain in a Thursday broadcast
from inside Columbus.
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Europe has increased its partic-
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"We are now acquiring more
knowledge, and this also brings
more respect for what we're
doing," she said.
Merkel had several questions
for German astronaut Hans
Schlegel. including one about
how he is feeling, an apparent
reference to the illness that
forced NASA to pull him from
Monday's spacewalk to install
Columbus.
Schlegel, 56, has declined to
discuss his condition and did not
mention it in his answer, instead
talking about how perfectly the
Columbus module is working.
"We feel excellent, and it
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spacewalk to replace a depleted
nitrogen tank from the space
station. The high-pressure nitro-
gen gas is needed to flush
ammonia through the station's
cooling lines.


* By MATT MAURA

POOR parenting, a
breakdown in morals and
values, poverty, illiteracy
and the urgent need for
improvement in the crimi-
nal justice system were the
reasons given by young
Bahamians for the rise in
crime and criminality.
They shared their views
during the recently con-
cluded National Youth
Anti-Crime and Non-Vio-
lence Forum, held last week
Friday at the Paul H Far-
quharson Conference Cen-
tre at Police Headquarters.
Minister of National
Security Tommy Turnquest
told parliament on Wednes-
day that the event was
attended by more than 200
young people from through-
out the Bahamas.
The forum was hosted by
the Conference of Youth
Leaders (COYL) and the
College of the Bahamas,
and sponsored by the Min-
istry of National Security.
Young people, represent-
ing a cross-section of
Bahamian society, were giv-
en the opportunity to
express their reasons for
the increase in crime in the
Bahamas, while offering
solutions and recommenda-
tions for improving the cur-
rent trends.
Organisers of the forum
said it was particularly
important to get the views
and recommendations of
the youth of the nation as it
is predominantly young
people particularly young
men who are either com-
mitting some of the more
violent crimes, or becoming
the victims of those crimes.
Mr Turnquest said the
nation's youth stressed the
need to address issues such
as domestic violence and
other social ills, loopholes
in the criminal justice sys-
tem and the fact that


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MINISTER OF National Security and Immigration Tommy Turnquest
gives his contribution to debate on the formation of a House Select
Committee on Crime on Wednesday.


Bahamians do not obey
rules and regulations.
He noted that recommen-
dations coming out of the
forum included the urgent
need for an examination of
the psychological and other
factors motivating criminal
behaviour among young
people, the establishment
of national mentoring pro-
grammes and the need for
the expansion of the Urban
Renewal Programme.
"Their reasoning touched
a broad spectrum of issues
from personal to institu-
tional, from community to
governance," Mr Turnquest
said. "They spoke openly
and passionately about
issues such as poor parent-
ing and the distortion in
values and principles in our
country, particularly among
our young people.
"These were young peo-
ple concerned that as the


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programme


next generation of Bahami-
ans and Bahamian leaders,

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they should not have to
grow up in an environment
of crime and violence," Mr
Turnquest said.
He said those in atten-
dance also saw a need to
sustain and widen the dia-
logue among young people
on crime and criminality
and to provide spaces for
positive interaction
between young people,
especially in the area of
wholesome entertainment.
They further recom-
mended that laws particu-
larly "minor" ones such as
traffic violations be vig-
orously enforced and that a
determination should be
made on the question of
capital punishment.
They also asked to "be at
the table" when decisions
are being made about crime
and criminality.
"They want to be listened
to and not talked to," Mr
Turnquest said.
He said it was clear from
the recommendations and
suggestions provided by the
youth attending the forum


and from the views they
expressed on crime and
criminality that it took
some time for them to
"come to the state of con-
sciousness they showed
about what is happening in
our country."
Mr Turnquest applauded
the efforts of all of the
young people who attend-
ed the forum, while paying
special tribute to the young
persons who organised it.
They were: Anastarcia
Huyler, Adril Aranha, Del-
vano McIntosh, Sacha Arm-
brister and the Petit Broth-
ers, Bernard and Jackson.
They were guided in this
initiative by Dr Vicente
Roberts, director of campus
life at COB.
"They are proof that
there are far more good
young people in our coun-
try than those committed to
crime and criminal behav-
iour," Mr Turnquest said.
"We have heard our young
people and will give expres-
sion to their recommenda-
tions."


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liament by Education Minister
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pal Delores Ingraham, was
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on the appointment of a House Select Committee on crime.


ability of immediate transitional
into productive employment."
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ward a programme setting up
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nical and vocational education


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he said.
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tute is continuing to provide
opportunities specifically tailored
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aid landscape for higher educa-
tion in the country, and we are
hoping to make that role even
more meaningful," said Dr
Bethel. "We want to make an
even greater impact in the
future, and on the people who
need it most."
Application forms have been
revised to provide the screen-
ing committees with more infor-
mation about each applicant,
the applicant's family, financial
resources, and the cost of atten-
dance at the college or univer-
sity of choice.
Proof of the total annual
income of the applicants and/or
their parents or guardians is
now required, including base
salary, anticipated tips or gra-
tuities, commissions and bonus-
es. If any of the individuals con-
cerned are self-employed, two
financial letters of reference
must be provided one from a
bank, and another from a
responsible member of the com-
munity who knows the family's
financial situation well.
In addition, applicants are
required to provide documen-
tation detailing all offers of
financial aid from the relevant
college or university, other
scholarship grants, and/or gov-
ernment loans.
The foundation said its schol-
arship awards may be adjusted
to reflect these other sources of
funding.


"The screening committees
will also take into account the
value of a candidate's proposed
field of study to the economic
and social needs of the
Bahamas, and personal quali-
ties including his or her level of
commitment to the communi-
ty, determination, motivation,
leadership skills and overall
potential to succeed in college,"
the foundation's statement said.
"What we are trying to do is
to challenge students to become
ideal, well-rounded candidates,"
said Monique Hinsey, director
of educational programmes and
alumni affairs at the foundation.
"We look beyond good grades;
we look for students who
demonstrate leadership quali-
ties and have given back to the
community 6ver the years. We
want to know that we are select-
ing students who will be good
ambassadors for the country,
who will be responsible and
make a difference on any col-
lege campus."
For the first time, applicants
for academic scholarships will
be asked to submit two short
essays: one based on a compul-
sory theme, and the other on
the applicant's choice among
three topics provided by the
screening committee.
The foundation said the
essays will give candidates an
opportunity to describe their
achievements, challenges, tal-


"What we are
trying to do is
to challenge
students to
become ideal,
well-rounded
candidates."


Monique Hinsey

ents and aspirations beyond
those reflected in their acade-
mic record.
The scholarships are renew-
able annually, provided that a
certain level of performance is
maintained. As part of the
renewal process, successful
applicants will now be required
to show proof of having con-
tributed a minimum of 20 hours
each year to volunteer projects
and/or service organizations.
"We feel it is important, espe-
cially in today's society, for peo-
ple who do get the benefit of
assistance whether it be from
public sources or private fund-
ing facilities to demonstrate
their appreciation that they owe
something to the society as
good citizens of a country," said
Dr Bethel. "We wish to encour-
age our scholars to build into
their lives a tradition of giving
back to the community."


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come to light that some of
Nassau's most historic sites
have been allowed to fall into
a state of serious disrepair. o
The Tribune has received
complaints about the shabby
appearance of the three major
forts on the island, as well'as
the Queen's Staircase and the
main water tower all major
tourist magnets in their hey-
day.
Sources in the hospitality
industry said that tourists now I.
complain regularly about the
condition of these monu-
ments.
After a tour of the Queen's
Staircase yesterday, one
tourist was heard to say of the .- -""' .
Bahamas, "Besides Atlantis, .
there's nothing here." "^ r ,
A taxi driver who heard this f
remarked: "These sites need
to be cleaned regularly and ,
kept in good condition ,
because they are the face of. *
our tourism industry." .
Most of the monuments are : '
in dire need of a facelift. Some .
Bahamians suggested yester-
day that the National Muse- *
um of the Bahamas should
have a maintenance crew that
would be responsible for
keeping the sites up to accept-
able standards.
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Rodney Moncur, a tour
guide, said that when he took
a group of Chinese American
tourists to visit Fort Fincastle
on Monday, there were no
bathroom facilities available.
The bathrooms at Fort Fin-
castle are new, and Mr Mon-
cur said that the tourists could
not understand why tour
guide operators were not
informed that they were out
of order.
However, Alicia Oxley from
the National Museum of the
Bahamas told The Tribune
that the bathrooms were
closed because the Water and
Sewerage Corporation had
turned off.the water supply
because of plumbing prob-
lems.
The water was off for two
days and the bathrooms were
in good working order by
Tuesday, Ms Oxley said.
She said that she is aware
of the need to "recreate" Nas-
sau's historical sites, adding
that it is a work in progress.
Ms Oxley cited budgetary
constraints as the main set-
back in trying to restore and
revitalise the forts and monu-
ments.
However, she assured The
Tribune that efforts are being
made to bring these sites up to
expected standards.
The concerns about the
forts and other historic sites
come at a time when tourism
stakeholders are in talks with
government about the revital-
isation of the tourist industry;
in particular a much needed
overhaul of downtown Nas-
sau.
West of the downtown area,
on the Cable Beach strip, it is
hoped that the Baha Mar
development will achieve the
same thing.
"The government needs to
act on remaking popular
tourists sites. If they don't, it
could mean big trouble for our
number one industry," said a
Bay Street businessman yes-
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FROM page one

ing National Chairman of the PLP, I must respect-
fully decline at this time," he said in a statement
\esterdav.
This is the second time Mr Smith has decided
;acgmnsil unning for the PLP's chairmanship. Dur-
ing the party's last convention he said that he
would not run against then chairman Raynard
Riiply. 1 Ic said then that he had decided against it
for the sake of party unity.
The former MI' had been one of the more con-
tro\ ersial members of former Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie's government.
I1 I resigIncd from the chairmanship of the BEST
Commission after engaging in a brawl in the Cab-
inct Office with Kennedy MP Kenyatta Gibson.
Mr Smith raised the possibility of running for the
position after he launched a scathing attack against
outgoing chairman Raynard Rigby on a radio talk
show saying Mr Rigby was 100 per cent at fault for
ilie PLP's loss in the 2007 general election.
When asked to comment about Mr Smith's
statement Mr Rigby responded: "I do not have
lime to respond to stupidness from Keod Smith."
Nevertheless, the former MP said that he felt
confident that his experience as a former national
\ ice chairman of the party and a member of par-
liament for an "inner-city constituency" in the
('hristie administration qualifies him for the task of
reuniting the PLP, restructuring its organs and
alppIaratus while "reinvigorating it with passion
and a new focus that is geared at winning elections


Smith will not offer for

position of chairman

without losing its soul."
However, he claimed that certain "personal and
family obligations, objectives and goals" have kept
him from being able to commit to the kind of
time, energy and focus that is needed to properly
and effectively lead in the capacity of national
chairman.
"Indeed these personal pursuits are likely to
take me out of the country for extensive periods
during the course of this year," Mr Smith said.
Mr Smith was one of a handful of MPs who
party insiders thought should not be renominated
to run in the last general election and suggested
that he "sit out" a few elections into the future.
Appearing to answer these critics Mr Smith said
that he wished to disabuse "all and sundry" from
believing that his political aspirations and future in
the PLP or on the national stage is either defined
or limited to the immediate urgency of the need of
the PLP to have an effective chairman who will
complement the leadership of Perry Christie.
"I do march to the rhythm of my own drum
beat always keeping my eyes on the ultimate prize
which transcends the PLP chairmanship. As there
are many others capable to providing adequate
and effective leadership in this capacity I do not
consider my decision as being harmful to the par-
ty," he said.


FROM page one
and police. Up to press time, police did not con-
firm the identity of the driver and passengers of the
second white vehicle, however witnesses speculated
it was driven by a citizen in chase of the stolen car.
The two white cars initially sped down Shirley
Street going in the correct direction through traf-
fic before turning clown a side corner onto Bay
Street.
As they turned back onto Dowdeswell Street
from Bay Street at a high rate of speed, one resident
said that his truck was hit by the car door of one of
the vehicles.
"Two white cars, like about three feet apart came
through here," said an eyewitness who saw the inci-
dent on Dowdeswell Street. "A station wagon was in
the front, a Honda was in the back, and there was a
guy hanging out of the back part of the Honda bang-
ing on the roof, screaming and carrying on at the sta-
tion wagon in the front," she said.
"When we looked, I heard pop, pop, pop," said
the witness, indicating that gunfire may have been
involved in the high-speed chase.
The two cars, which at this time were in front of
the law firm of former Cabinet Minister Algernon
Allen, then sped in front of Librery House the
home of the gospel radio station Joy 101.9 on
Dowdeswell Street.
"Right in the front of Liberty House, the back car
rammed the front car. And when it rammed the
front car, the front car put itself in reverse and
rammed the back car. It pushed the back car way
back here, and rammed it again," she said, referring
to the area in front of Mr Allen's office.


Wrong way car chase

Another red vehicle was smashed-up against the
wall in front of the firm at this time before the lead
car sped off again with the Honda in hot pursuit.
The cars made two laps down Dowdeswell with
police mobile unit almost blocking their entry ontoA
Shirley Street on the first occasion, as the two white
cars sped in front of The Tribune on Deveaux Street,
just next to the parking lot where police officer9-
Ramos Williams was killed late last year.
When the cars made their second entry ont
Shirley Street, from School Lane, this time going theo
wrong way heading east, the mobile police car was
directly behind the station wagon, which hit a black*
Cedric sedan, driven by a shaken female driver.
Another woman in the adjacent lane, was forced
to pull her car into the back of The Tribune building
to avoid the cars as they came on to Shirley Street,(
from School Lane. She said, "if I didn't move my car,,,
they would have write me right off." 1
The station wagon being chased then manoeu-
vred through the traffic sliding over the sidewalk
next to the Chamber of Commerce, before slipping
between the lamppost and the wall in front Doctor's
Hospital, heading east on Shirley Street, as police
and the white car were still in pursuit.
The chase ended in the Hawkins Hill area, accord-
ing to Chief Superintendent Hulan Hanna, who
confirmed that one man was taken into police cus-
tody in connection with the incident.
None of the drivers of the cars hit in the chaos
appeared injured when The Tribune was on the
scene.


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teacher is in her thirties, such a
relationship, if sexual, would vio-
late section 14 of the Sexual
Offences and Domestic Violence
Act.
The laws state that any adult
who has sex with a "dependent
child" with or without the con-
sent of the child, is subject to sev-
en years in prison on conviction, if
it is the person's first such offence.
In subsection 3 (d) and (e) of
the same section of the Act,
"dependent child of the adult"
means a minor who is not related
by blood to the adult, but "(d) is
in the actual custody; charge or
control of the adult; or (e) in rela-
tion to whom the adult holds a
position of trust."
Earlier this week at a meeting
at the school, Mr Sands told The
Tribune that both the teacher and
the student in question are receiv-
ing counselling.
Sources indicated that the
meeting between ministry offi-
cials, the teacher's union, staff
and administration at the school
was to clarify the status of the
two involved in the alleged
impropriety.
"I think their (the teachers)
greatest concern would have been
whether the teacher, you know
her position as a teacher, would


Teacher

have been taken from her," said
Mr Sands after the meeting, in
response to questions by The Tri-
bune. "That has not happened.
She is still a teacher of the Min-
istry of Education, Youth, Sports
and Culture. She is away from
school now because she is receiv-
ing counselling, and so is the stu-
dent. He is receiving counselling.
As so, their positions, he as (post
withheld) and she as a teacher,
still remain intact."
At the last sitting of the House
of Assembly, Minister of Educa-
tion Carl Bethel made his first
public statement on the allega-
tions that have recently emerged
regarding sexual relationships
between teachers and students.
"Let me say clearly, emphati-
cally, and so that anyone in the
sound of my voice will not have
one iota of doubt, that the physi-
cal, the emotional, intellectual,
and cognitive welfare of all chil-
dren in the educational system is
the highest, indeed the para-
mount priority of this Ministry of
Education and this minister," he
said.
"All matters drawn to our
attention are appropriately dealt
with by the responsible officials in
the ministry or the Department of


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Education. They are referred to
where necessary for legal advice
and they are appropriately being
dealt with where necessary steps
are taken further than that," Mr
Bethel emphasized.

Reports of

PMH patients

infected by

superbugg'
FROM page one


were and are still being taken to
properly treat these patients and
isolate them from other patients
to avoid cross infection, the hos-
pital statement said.
The Infection Control Unit of
the hospital, according to man-
agement, has undertaken "vigor-
ous and appropriate measures"
to resolve and eradicate the
MRSA problem.
However, a source close the
hospital claimed that PMH does
not have sufficient separate beds
and rooms to adequately isolate
infected patients.
The hospital said that cases of
this type of infection have been
increasing in hospital settings
worldwide, mostly due to the
--emefgence of antibiotic resistant
bacteria that were previously sen-
sitive to penicillin. - -
Through the increasingly wide-
spread utilisation of penicillin,
however, the drug will no longer
kill the bacteria.
MRSA is one of the resistant
forms that make infections more
difficult to treat.
MRSA sometimes pro-
nounced "Mursa" is a bacteri-
um responsible for difficult-to-
treat infections in humans. It may
also be referred to as multiply-
resistant Staphylococcus aureus
or oxacillin-resistant Staphylo-
coccus aureus (ORSA). The
organism is often sub-categorised
as community-associated MRSA
(CA-MRSA) or hospital-associ-
ated MRSA (HA-MRSA)
depending upon the circum-
stances of acquiring the disease,'
based on current data that these
are distinct strains of the bacteri-
al species.
According to the Mayo Clinic,
a MRSA infection generally starts
as small red bumps that resem-
ble pimples, boils or spider bites.
which can quickly turn into deep,
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BAHAMIAN REPRESENTATIVES SEEK TO PROMOTE ISLAND'S CULTURE


Junkanoo performances



planned for Isle of Wight


* By ERIC ROSE
RYDE, Isle of Wight -
Bahamian representatives are
on the Isle of Wight planning
and promoting Junkanoo per-
formances and workshops


there for Spring 2008. Project
manager for exchange and res-
idency programmes and man-
ager of the National Junkanoo
Museum of the Bahamas
Angelique McKay said that
the project is an opportunity


to educate the world about
junkanoo.
"This is one of the goals of
the National Junkanoo Muse-
um that is being met," she
said. "We said that we would
create a 'museum without
walls' and that is what we are
doing by taking the informa-
tion to the other side of the
world.
"This means more people
will get to experience the
vibrant culture of the
Bahamas and be enticed into
making plans to come to the
Bahamas."
Ms McKay said the project
is designed to teach master
artists the art of Junkanoo, as
well as have several work-
shops for both school children
and adults that are interested
in the junkanoo art form.
"We get to build relation-
ships with other countries that
are as interested in our cul-
ture as we are," she added.
The Isle of Wight is a 23-
mile wide island 'county of
South England.
It lies in the English Chan-

"We said that
we would cre-
ate a 'museum
without walls'
and that is
what we are
doing by tak-
ing the infor-
mation to the
other side of
the world."

Angelique McKay


RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT- Cultural stakeholders from the Bahamas and the Isle
ruary 12 during preparatory meetings concerning junkanoo performances a
island in Spring, 2008. Pictured, from left, are carnival arts development offi
arts learning manager (10W) Chris Slann, assistant director cultural and leisi
calfe, manager of the National Junkanoo Museum.of the Bahamas Angeliqu
cil (10W) David Pugh, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism-Director Europe/Asia Ka
istry of Tourism PR / United Kingdom Julie Angove, family learning tutor (IOW
development manager (10W) Council Lee Matthews.


nel and across the Solent from
Hampshire. Since the Victo-
rian era, it has been a popular
resort island, known for its
quaint villages and beautiful
scenery.
It is also known for its
dinosaur fossils, industry,
musical festivals and cultural
exchange programmes.
Ms McKay said the English
carnival development team of
Frankie Goldspink and Chris
Slann visited the Bahamas in
2006 and experienced
junkanoo for the first time.
Inspired by what they saw
and heard, they formulated a
plan to bring junkanoo to the
United Kingdom "to add
colour, energy and new skills
to parades".
While in Nassau, they held
meetings with Ms McKay to
enable plans to be drawn up
on both sides.
She worked on the particu-
lars for more than a year with
the Isle of Wight representa-
tives.


Arts Council England, the
UK national arts funding
body, supported the plans by
providing resources to bring
artists from the Bahamas to
the UK during two visits in
April and July 2008.
"Frankie and Chris both
work on the Isle of Wight,
where the local authority is
developing the UK's first ded-
icated Carnival and Celebra-
tory Arts Learning Centre,"
Ms McKay said. "The centre
teaches all aspects of carnival
and arts including their histo-
ry, culture and various mani-
festations all over the world.
Junkanoo in the Bahamas was
little known and fascinated
them both to find out more."
Bahamian government Min-
isters and the Bahamas' high
commissioner were also invit-
ed to attend the grand open-
ing of the centre, which will
be centered around the
Junkanoo Residency pro-
gramme.
Ms McKay'siit.represerita-


C.


of Wight (IOW) pose on Feb-
and workshops on the British
cer (O10W) Frankie Goldspink,
ure services (O10W) John Met-
e McKay, leader of the coun-
ren Seymour, Bahamas Min-
) Jane Popov and community

tives of the Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation were
also on the Isle of Wight to
ensure that the Bahamas is
promoted to the fullest dur-
ing the exchange.
"This means further expo-
sure for the Bahamas and its
culture, further opportunities
for tourism to market the
Bahamas and for people begin
to see more of the culture of
the Bahamas," Ms McKay
said.
"We all know that the cul-
ture of the Bahamas is what
brings people back and to the
Bahamas.
"This, like I said earlier, is
something that we intend to
offer at the National
Junkanoo Museum of the
Bahamas, residency pro-
grammes and performances
around the world with trained
professional junkanoo artists,
so as to expose the Bahamian
culture and market the
Bahamas as a culturally-rich
destination."
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008, PAGE 11


LOCAL NW-7


FROM page one


Darold Miller Show expressing
his views on homosexuality.
Taking the stand first, Ms
Brown was asked by Mr Kemp
if she following Mr Moncur's
appearance on the Darold
Miller Show suggested to Mr
Miller to invite Erin Greene of
the gay rights group Rainbow
Alliance on his programme.
Ms Brown said she did not
tell Mr Miller to invite Ms
Greene.
Mr Kemp then asked the
GEMS reporter if Mr Miller
told her that he did not want a
member of the Rainbow
Alliance on his show because
he did not want his programme
to be used as a platform that
promotes lesbianism.
Ms Brown denied this asser-
tion and said that Mr Miller
simply declined having Ms
Greene as guest in the same
way he turned down many oth-
er potential guests.
The witness also testified that
Mr Miller used to lock her and
two other female employees -
including the complainant in
this case in the newsroom
when he did not want them to
leave.
She also told the court that
when she was first employed at
the radio network, Mr Miller
told her that she could not have
a boyfriend.
Ms Brown, who now works
as a reporter, said that she was
hired by GEMS at the end of
June, 2006, in the capacity of
assistant to the then chief oper-
ating officer, Mr Miller.
The witness told the court
that in addition to planning his
days and answering his phone
calls, she would also accompany
Mr Miller on appointments, to
various functions and visit
restaurants with him so he could
"network."
Ms Brown further said that
Mr Miller drove her to and
from work in his own vehicle.
The witness said that when


Darold Miller
she first started working at
GEMS, Mr Miller communi-
cated to her that the radio net-
work was a good opportunity
for him and that he liked the
organisation's vision.
His view, however, changed
over time, Ms Brown said, and
Mr Miller later expressed the
opinion that GEMS was not
being run properly by its two
CEOs, Ms Bartlett and Cypri-
ana McWeeney.
Ms Brown told the court that
Mr Miller at one point told her
that Ms Bartlett had stolen his
dream.
The witness testified that she
never made these views known
to Ms Bartlett, but said she did
mention them to Mrs
McWeeney.
The GEMS reporter said that
when the woman complainant
in this sexual harassment case
first started working at the radio
station, she was "very funny",
had a good attitude, and dressed
professionally.
However, after a month or
two after coming to GEMS, Ms
Brown said, the complainant
stopped wearing make-up and
fixing her hair. The com-
plainant, she said, also had a
change in attitude and often
appeared sad or angry.
Ms Brown said that she saw
the complainant with tears in
her eyes following a prayer
meeting at the GEMS offices,
on March 31, 2007.
Questioning the witness, Mr
Kemp also asked Ms Brown
about her personal life and
questioned her if she knew
Teron Fowler, formerly of the
Gaming Board, personally.
Mr Fowler is currently in
Miami, Florida, awaiting his
drug smuggling conspiracy trial
to start.
Mr Kemp suggested that she
knew Mr Fowler and received
gifts from him.
Ms Brown replied "no" to
both of these questions.


Defence lawyer Mr Kemp
accused the witness of being a
"pathological liar" with a "hid-
den agenda" and said he
believes that Mr Miller has
become the victim of "a con-
spiracy of gold diggers."
Taking the stand after Ms
Brown, Ms Bartlett testified
that at the March, 31, prayer
meeting she got the impression
that the complainant was "on
the verge of a break-down."
She said that at that time she
did not know about the sexual
harassment allegations and that
she also did not know until
afterwards that the complainant
had been living in Mr Miller's
home.
Ms Bartlett also testified that
in the years working with Mr
Miller at ZNS she never heard
of any sexual complaints against
the popular media personality.
The GEMS CEO further
denied that she had "double-
crossed" the former talk show
in a deal concerning the estab-
lishment of a television station
in the Turks and Caicos.
Ms Bartlett explained to the
court that when the People's
Democratic Movement (PDM)
was the government in Turks
and Caicos, Mr Miller was invit-
ed to make a proposal for a
media contract. At that time,
she said, Mr Miller invited her
to make a contribution to his
proposal.
After the PDM lost the elec-
tion, and the Progressive
National Party (PNP) became
the new government, Ms
Bartlett said she was
approached by a local leader to
submit a proposal for a media
contract. Situations were now
reversed and Ms Bartlett said
that she asked Mr Miller for his
contribution. Ms Bartlett said
that although Mr Miller did not
work on the proposal with her
when she first made the offer,
he later joined her and made
his contributions. However, the
GEMS CEO denied having
ever stolen any of Mr Miller's
ideas.


Legal gambling considered


FROM page one

tion to legalizing the number business. Of
course he didn't support me in that thinking,
but the reality is that it is not an enforceable
law. And the society is doing it everyday.
There is webshop here, and a webshop there,
all over the island," said the prime minister.
The phenomenon of webshops gaming
houses have now spread across the Family
Islands, noted Mr Ingraham, to places such as
Abaco, Exuma and Bimini. He said of the
phenomenon, "it's nationwide."
Some commentators have suggested that
creating a national lottery may be a means of
slowing or controlling the illegal numbers
business. However, Mr Ingraham questioned
if such a lottery could compete with the cur-
rent illegal gaming industry.


"Well, a national lottery will only get you so
far because you'll never pay what Chicago
pays; and you'll never pay what Miami pays;
or what New.York pays. So you ga have the
Nassau lottery, and that too. So you might
as well legalize the whole thing, since you
can't close it," he said.
The prime minister challenged the new
select committee on the occasion to come
back with recommendations on what to do
with "the number business."
"Are we going to continue to have what is
supposed to be an illegal activity
openly flaunted in the society everyday by
thousands of Bahamians?" asked the prime
minister.
He acknowledged that police are unable
to regulate.this behaviour, but he said that it
is necessary to either enforce the prohibition
on gambling, or to "change the law."


lifestyle


Businessman responds to Bannister


FROM page one

This was in response to statements Mr Nairn
had made suggesting that Bahamians should sue
the Attorney General's Office and the Govern-
ment in cases where crimes are committed by
persons who were granted bail because the Attor-
ney General's Office did not bring their matters
to trial within a reasonable period of time.'
Mr Nairn said that while he holds Mr Bannister
in the highest regard, he strongly disagrees with
him.
"I agree with Mr Bannister that even though
politicians are partly responsible for the present
state of affairs, the matter is not political. More-
over, the evidence is clear that the previous
administration oversaw the most egregious aspect
of this national circumstance as the Prime Minis-
ter recently reminded us.
"Most importantly, Mr Bannister's suggestion
that the events leading to the granting of bail for
several hundred alleged criminals does not fall
within the Government's or the Attorney Gen-.
eral's purview, is materially inconsistent with the
Prime Minister's statements. Bahamians will recall
the Prime Minister's sharp characterization of
the former administration as he castigated them
on this subject. Mr Bannister and the Prime Min-
ister cannot both be right on this matter," he
said.
The businessman said that Mr Bannister could
not acknowledge that "the lack of judicial
resources has contributed to the number of peo-
ple being granted bail, by compounding the back-
log of court cases and promoting a situation where


it becomes increasingly difficult for cases to be
brought to trial within a reasonable period of
time."
"I suspect that Mr Bannister has an unam-
biguous view on this matter that comports with
that of all Bahamians. However, this lack of clar-
ity is likely further unassailable evidence of the
inadequate separation of powers that permeates
this small democracy.
"Through no fault of his own, Mr Bannister
traverses all arms of powers in our country as he
is a Cabinet Minister, a legislator and a senior offi-
cer in the Attorney General's Office. It is there-
fore easy to see why he finds it rather difficult, no
impossible, to address this matter as it should
be," Mr Nairn claimed.
He said that Bahamians should put to the test
the reasonableness of Mr. Bannister's position
and it was noteworthy that the Minister of State
for Legal Affairs suggests that it is the judiciary
itself that is responsible for creating its own bud-
get.
"The implication being that the Government
should not be blamed for the lack of recourses
that the judiciary complains about. This state-
ment, if true in substance and essence, has grave
implications for our judiciary and those who head
it. Its severity is eclipsed only if the Minister's
statement is mechanically correct, but substan-
tively incomplete.
"If it is true, as Mr. Bannister suggests, that
the Government and the Attorney General's
Office cannot be held legally accountable for
their action or inaction, then our descent is
beyond even what I had imagined," Mr Nairn
said.


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* MEXICO CITY
A common saying in Mexico
about police investigations
and government inquiries
goes "no pasa nada," or
"nothing happens."
Investigations often start
with great fanfare only to die
quiet deaths, according to the
New York Times News Ser-
vice. The National Human
Rights Commission was sup-
posed to change that whep it
was created in 1990 and given
a large budget and staff.
But a new report by Human
Rights Watch says Mexican
officials regularly ignore the
commission's findings or
begin investigations that go
nowhere.
The commission seldom fol-
lows up to find out whether
anyone was ever prosecuted
or sanctioned, the report said.


"We lament that it does not
have a bigger impact," Jose
Miguel Vivanco, Americas
director at Human Rights
Watch, said at a news confer-
ence Wednesday. He added,
"They don't follow up."
In a statement, the office of
the commission's president,
Jose Luis Soberanes, said,
"Many of the criticisms con-
tained in this report, as well as
other points, lack foundation
because they propose actions
and conducts that exceed the
legal realm of this institution."
In one case cited, the com-
mission did an exhaustive
investigation into a state
crackdown on anti-globaliza-
tion protesters in Guadalajara
in May 2004.
Its investigators determined
that the Jalisco state police
had arbitrarily detained 70


people, least 55 of whom were
subjected to cruel and inhu-
mane treatment, including 19
who were tortured into sign-
ing confessions.
The governor of Jalisco at
the time, Francisco Ramirez
Acuna, rejected the report.
Two years later, President
Felipe Calderon named him
the interior minister.
Perhaps the biggest failure
involved the disappearance of
about 500 dissidents, leftists
and suspected guerrillas dur-
ing the 1960s and 1970s.
The commission issued a
report in 2001 saying it had
found evidence that at least
275 people vanished after,
being arrested and tortured
by the police and the military.
A special prosecutor's office
was created; it never obtained
a conviction.


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non-domiciled UK
foreign residents,
and their assets, to
use nation as
primary residence
* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
THE Bahamian financial
services industry and affil-
iated sectors could benefit
substantially from pro-
posed changes to UK tax
laws set to impact non-
domiciled foreign residents
there, a former Association
of International Banks and
Trust Companies (AIBT)
head yesterday saying this
nation would be among the
leading alternative homes.
Andrew Law, president
of the Nassau-based Inter-
national Protector Group
(IPG), said the proposed
UK tax regime change had
already unsettled a large
number of high-net worth
non-domiciled foreign res-
idents there, and the
Bahamas would only need
to attract a few to enjoy a
substantial economic
impact.
Mr Law said the upcom-
ing Nassau Conference on
financial services, set for
February 26 at Atlantis,
SEE page 7B

THESE PRICES ARE INTENDED TO BE USED
AS A GUIDE ONLY. FOR COFIRMTION
CHECK WITH YOUR NEAREST GAS STATION


Government targets UK




'super regulator' model


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government has decided to
move towards the UK Financial Services
Authority (FSA) model and create a sin-
gle 'super regulator' to oversee the
Bahamian financial services industry,
the Securities Commission's executive
director said yesterday.
Speaking to The Tribune from Bar-
bados, where he is due to attend a
CARICOM capital markets conference,
Hillary Deveaux said the last regulatory
function to be consolidated into the pro-
posed 'super regulator' would be the
Central Bank's Bank Supervision
Department.
He said the Government was looking
to consolidate the other three regulato-
ry agencies the Securities Commission,
Registrar of Insurance and Compliance
Commission over the next 18 months,
with the Central Bank remaining inde-
pendent and retaining its other key func-
tions monetary policy conduct and
oversight, administration of the pay-
ments system, and economic research


* Securities Commission head says aim is to
consolidate his agency with Compliance Commission
and Registrar of Insurance in next 18 months
* Central Bank's bank supervision department last to
be consolidated, with bank remaining independent
and retaining all other responsibilities, including


monetary policy conduct
and development.
"The objective is to get to the Finan-
cial Services Authority model" that the
UK uses, Mr Deveaux told The Tribune
yesterday.
"How quickly that gets done is one of
the questions that has to be answered."
The Securities Commission's execu-
tive director said he was unsure whether
the Bahamian 'super regulator' that will
result would be called the Financial Ser-
vices Authority or the Financial Services
Commission.
Regardless, the Government appears
to have decided that the Bahamas will


emulate the UK with what appears to
be an almost 'carbon copy' of its
approach.
The UK has consolidated all its regu-
lators into one Financial Services
Authority, with banking supervision
responsibilities there as with the
/ Bahamian plan handed to it and taken
away from the country's central bank,
the Bank of England, which retains
responsibility for monetary policy.
Mr Deveaux told The Tribune yester-
day: "As you are probably aware, the
bank supervision aspect of regulation is
not going to be a part of the consolida-


Atlanta finance group


plans 3 Abaco resorts

* By NEIL HARTNELL Valencia Capital Group aims for
Tribune Business Editor .. .


AN ATLANTA-BASED
private equity/venture capital
group is planning to develop
three resort communities, col-
lectively called The Resorts
of South Abaco, on some
1,500 acres of land on that
island, The Tribune can
reveal.
Valencia Capital Group is
aiming to develop resort com-
munities in the Conch Sound
Point, High Bank Bay and
Lantern Head areas of Abaco,
according to its website, some
of which are close to sensitive
environmental, historical and
cultural areas.
When contacted by The Tri-
bune yesterday, Forrest King,
Valencia Capital Group's
president and chief operating
officer, said: "The project is
moving along. We have a
whole team working on it."
He added, though, that
Valencia's chairman and chief
executive, H. Steve Harrell,
and its vice-president for con-
struction and development,
Thomas Boynton, would be
better placed to speak on The
Resorts of South Abaco pro-
ject, as both were directly
working on it.
Mr King said both were out
of office, and that he would
pass messages on to them.
Neither returned The Tri-
bune's call before press time


GREAT GUANA CAY
Turn Key Business

SSEASHOR


3 -2Bed, 1-1/2 bath villas
Swimming pool,
250' protected marina,
Laundromat, Gift Shop
& Storage Building

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& SUNRISE

1-2 Bed & 3-1 Bed units
Fully equipped & furnished

BEING OFFERED AS ONE PARCEL FOR
$3,500,000 gross
Contact: Bill Thompson
ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCY
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 367-2719 Fax: (242) 367-2359
www.abacobohamas.com


I s~-.n:7~ F~Be


hne Resorts or soutn Abaco ait oncn
Sound Point, High Bank Bay and
Lantern Head, covering 1,500 acres


last night.
As a result, this newspaper
does not know whether the
developers have received all
the necessary government per-
mits and approvals for the
project, although sources said
the land acquisitions had
closed.
David Davis, director of
investments in the Prime Min-
ister's Office, and Dr Earl
Deveaux, minister of works
and transport, also did not
return The Tribune's calls


before press time.
According to Valencia Cap-
ital Group's website, the first
phase of their project will
involve developing Conch
Sound Point, which was
described as having one mile
of beachfront.
Valencia said Conch Sound
Point would be "the ideal
locale for the opulent, getaway
lifestyle you'll want in a desti-

SEE page 5B


tion process over the next 18 months.
"Once all the other regulatory agen-
cies are consolidated, there will be a very
SEE page 4B


Hurricae Hole tenant

gain second extension
-I' g a


* By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
RETAIL tenants in Par-
adise Island's Hurricane
Hole Shopping Plaza have
been given a second one-
month extension on their
lease agreements by Kerzner
International, which now
means they have until the
end of March 2008 to vacate
their premises.
While Kerzner Interna-
tional's senior executives
were yesterday unavailable
for comment, the manager
of the popular News Cafe
restaurant, which is located
in the Hurricane Hole Plaza,
Mike Cahill, told The Tri-


bune they had been notified
of the extension.
Mr Cahill said the March
deadline was likely to
include at least a few days
in April, considering that the
four-day Easter holiday fell
on March 21 this year. He
said the News Cafe had not
been given any explanation
for the additional extension.
"I guess that they are just
not ready," he said of Kerzn-
er International. However,
Mr Cahill added that the
March extension had caused
the News Cafe some chal-
lenges in their inventory and
employment planning.
Sources told Tribune Busi-
ness that Kerzner Interna-
SEE page 5B


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Share your news
The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are

neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story. '


WAD
NaMau Airpor
aVoodoom-ot Ck"oImp


Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is seeking
bids for Construction services from suitably qualified local
Bahamian contractors to carry out the development of 9,
500 square feet of office space at the Lynden Pindling
International Airport.

Qualified contractors must:-
-Demonstrate an ability to obtain $1,000,000.00 liability
insurance
-Provide evidence that all Government tax payments are
current
-Provide at least three references from owners of
projects in excess of $50,000.00

Bid packages can be obtained from the offices of NAD on
Tuesday 19th Friday 22nd between the hours of 9am and
5pm.

A site visit has been arranged for 9am on Monday,
February 25th. Contractors wishing to participate are
asked to notify NAD of their intention no later than 5pm on
Friday, February 22nd at telephone number 702-1000.

The Deadline for submission of bids is 4:00pm on February
29th. Bid packages should be delivered to the NAD offices
no later than 4:00pm February 29th. All packages received
after this time will be returned unopened.

NAD reserves the right to reject any or all bids.





Deloitte.
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER


Our client, a prestigious educational institution, is seeking applications
for the position of a Financial Controller.

JOB OBJECTIVE:

To provide financial leadership for the' school by managing the financial
resources, supervising the accounting staff, and reporting to the Principal
and Board of Directors.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage the financial affairs of the school
Supervise the accounting department
Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual financial
reporting in accordance with International Financial Reporting
Standards
Lead annual budget exercise
Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget
Coordinate annual audit process
Manage the cash flow of the organization
Review and evaluate internal controls and make recommendation
for improvement
Any other related duties, as necessary

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

A Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting or related Financial
field. Professional accounting designation ACCA, CA, or CPA.
Seven to ten (7-10) years of experience in accounting.
Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports.
Very strong oral and written communication skills
Leadership, management, and direct supervision experience is
preferred.
Public accounting experience is preferred.
Bahamian citizen.

The position offers an attractive salary with a very good benefits
package, reflecting the successful applicant's experience and
qualifications.

Qualified individuals should submit, by post or email, complete resumes,
including references before Feb 29, 2008 to the following person:
Mark E. Munnings
Partner
Deloitte & Touche
P. O. Box N-7120
Nassau, Bahamas
Email: mmunnings @ deloitte.com.bs


LAST week, I said let
the police do policing.
Easier said than done, espe-
cially if a clear understanding
of policing is not made. As
with any concept when com-
ing to the Bahamas, it
becomes Bahamian because it
is developed, managed and
maintained here. We must,
however, be very careful not
to 'copy' and 'paste' the idea,
then attempt to publish it
without the necessary editing
and corrections. I am a firm
believer in not reinventing the
wheel, but I also realise that
one wheel does not fit every
car.
CURRENT CONDITION
With that said, it must first
be understood that our model
of policing is very different
from that of the US. Whereas
US law enforcement has sev-
eral levels and divisions, the
Bahamas as one National


Safe &



Secure


11y Gamal Newry


Police Force is responsible
for all tiers. We are familiar
with US policing terms such
as city, county, state and fed-
eral. All terms represent dif-
ferent policing divisions and
different jurisdictions.
Here in our Bahamas, we
have only the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, who do every-
thing from dignitary protec-
tion to school policing, court
security and Central Bank


escorts. All of these functions
are carried out by the same
organisation; none of these
services are given directly to
the general public. I must
mention additional services
such as fire, and those officers
assigned to the police band.
So here you have a national
organisation stretching from
Grand Bahama to Inagua,
delivering a service that is so
wide and diverse in its scope,
that it is my opinion that effec-
tiveness, efficiency and sus-
tainability is but 'a fainting
illusion, to be pursued but
never obtained'.
REDEPLOYMENT
If you are reading this col-
umn Mr Minister of National
Security and Commissioner of
Police, get trained police offi-
cers on the streets. Officers
assigned to clerical tasks, such
as accounting, secretaries, car-
pentry, electrical work, pump
attendants, chauffeurs,
mechanics and musicians, all
of whom make up the num-
bers, need to be rather must
be placed in front-line func-
tions.
Additionally, support ser-
vices such as the Fire Depart-
ment need to be removed
from the count. There must be
no reassignment here, as there
is already a shortage of per-
sonnel,. and this-function
SEE page 12B


CFA Society of The Bahamas

MONTHLY SPEAKER EVENT


2007/2008 Officers & Directors
President
KristinaM. Fox, CFA
CIT Holdings Ltd
PO Box SS-19140, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 363 1501 Fax: (242) 363 1502
Email: kficit.co.uk
Vice-President
David Ramirez, CFA
Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.
PO Box N4873, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242) 302 2217 Fax: (242) 327 6610
Email:dramirez(apictet.com
Treasurer
Christopher Dorsett, CFA
Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank
PO Box N 8158, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 302 8668 Fax:(242) 302 8569
Email: Christopher.a.dorselttccitieroup.com

Secretary
Sonia Beneby, CFA
ScotiaTrust
PO Box N 3016, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 5700 Fax: (242) 326 0991
Email: sonia.benebvy(lscotiatrust.com
Programming
Karen Pinder, CFA, CAIA
EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
PO Box SS 6289, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 5400 Fax: (242) 502 5428
Email: karcn.pinderriecfgbank.com
Education
Pamela Musgrove, CFA
Colina Financial Advisors, Ltd.
PO Box CB 12407, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 7008 Fax: (242) 356 3677
Email: pmusgrovelcfal.com
Warren Pustam, CFA, CPA
EverKey Global Partners
PO Box N-7776-518, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242)3623080
Email: warrcnCi'everkevelobalcom
Membership
Geneen Riviere
Pearl Investment Management Limited
PO Box N 4930, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 8022 Fax: (242) 502 8008
Email: encen riviere prcnarl-invcshinent-
Ilianaeliuent.cim
Past President
David Slater,CFA
KPMG
PO Box N-123, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 393 2007
limail: dslattcr(akpmne.com.hbs



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INSTITUTE
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT
OUALIFI-D ACTiVITY


Topic:

Date:

Time:


"Options for Enhancing Returns"

Thursday, February 21t, 2008

12:00 pm General Meeting
12:30 pm Speaker's Address
Please arrive promptly!


Location: Luciano's of Chicago, Cagliari Room
East Bay Street, Nassau

Speaker: Bud Haslett, CFA, FRM
Director: Option Analytics
Miller Tabak & Co., LLC, New York, NY

Cost: Members $25.00
Non-Members $35.00
(Cheques payable to: CFA Society of The Bahamas)

Reservations: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED -
by Wednesday February 20th, 2008, contact:
Karen Pinder, CFA, CAIA
karen.pinder@efgbank.com
*Prepayment required through one of the Board Members

Options for Enhancing Returns: This 45-minute presentation provides
information concerning the conservative use of option strategies. The presentation begins
with a brief overview of three strategies: protective puts, covered calls, hnd collars. It
includes a description of the marketplace for exchange traded options. A more detailed
discussion of covered call writing follows, including an examination of the 17-year track
record of the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXM). Important considerations in
establishing and managing these positions are also'reviewed.
Biography: Bud Haslett is Director of Option Analytics for Miller Tabak + Co., LLC
where he is responsible for developing option related products, services
and research. Haslett previously founded a derivatives-based investment
management firm managing more than $300 million in conservative option
strategies and spent two decades on the options trading floor, where he
managed portfolios of stocks and options.
Haslett is past president of the CFA Society of Philadelphia and is
Chairman of the Board of Regents for the Financial Analysts Seminar as
well as being an active volunteer for the CFA Institute. He has taught
coursework on options at New York University, Johns Hopkins and Rutgers
and holds the Financial Risk Manager certification (FRM). He has
received a Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel
University and is the founding Chairman of the Derivatives Committee for
the 11,000 member New York Society of Security Analysts. Haslett is a
member of the Institutional Investor Advisory Committee for the Chicago
Board Options Exchange, a group of the largest buyside option users in
North America, and was selected as the first contributor to post his
work on the CBOE's new 3rd Party Research site. He has conducted option
presentations and workshops at over 40 CFA Institute Societies around
the world and is frequently quoted in financial sources such as the Wall
Street Joumal, Barron's, Pensions and Investments, and Reuters.


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We are the leading garment care organization
which has the following challenging position for
energetic, dynamic and team oriented individuals.

CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM LEADERS
Are you fed up with "graveyard shifts" or low pay?
Do you like to smile? Do you have a positive attitude?
If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions
we might have the position for you.

Please fax your resume detailing work experience
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


BFSB project aims


for 'holistic look'



at treaty impacts


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) is working
on a project that will include
taking a "holistic, comprehen-
sive" look at how international
agreements could potentially
impact the industry's growth
and development, The Tribune
was told.
Wendy Warren, BFSB's exec-
utive director and chief execu-
tive, confirmed that, as part of a
wider move to develop a strate-
gic plan for the Bahamian finan-
cial services sector, the organi-
sation wanted to increase its
ability to assess the impact inter-
national agreements both trade
and non-trade could have on
the industry.
The BFSB had already
received interest from compa-
nies keen in serving as consul-
tants on the financial services
industry's continued develop-
ment, Ms Warren added, with
the organisation looking to take
"the next step" by the end of
this month.
"The key objective at this
stage is that we have had expres-
sions of interest from a number
of firms," Ms Warren said in
relation to the potential consul-
tancy contract. "We certainly
hope to see that process move
forward very quickly."
The BFSB had asked compa-
nies to submit information on
their capabilities so that it could
assess the areas in which they
had expertise.
The Inter-American Devel-
opment Bank (IDB) had also
allowed the BFSB to use its
database, which had enabled it
to identify companies that were
not necessarily known to it.
Despite the'IDB assistance,
and the fact that information
relating to the consultancy
appeared on the bank's website,
Ms Warren emphasised that it
was.not, an IDB project, and
BFSB had received no financial
assistance from it.
"We feel we got a very good


base of information" from the
companies, she added, "and are
looking to take the next step in
the project by the end of Feb-
ruary."
The IDB said the BFSB, in
seeking to develop a strategic
plan for the Bahamian financial
services industry, wanted to hire
a consultant to advise on the
sector's "continued develop-
ment, so that it remains a pri-
mary engine of economic and
social development".
The IDB added: "The
Bahamas international financial
centre is facing an increasingly
competitive environment from
competitor jurisdictions and the
variety of sophisticated finan-
cial products that they offer to
the market, and it must also
contend with a much more rig-
orous international regulatory
environment......
"Given the relevance of trade
agreements as instruments to
promote the development and
implementation of sector best
practices, priority focus will be
given to building capacity for
the assessment of the impact of
trade agreements on financial


services and negotiations there-
of.
"As such, the objective of this
consultancy is to conduct a cost-
benefit analysis of trade agree-
ments and other international
agreements as a means of
expanding the Bahamas' inter-
national financial centre; to
assist the international financial
centre to develop strategies that
address policy and regulatory
implications from this analysis;
and to establish a framework for
international financial centre
stakeholders input into the
negotiation process."
Ms Warren confirmed that
the BFSB's project objectives
remained the same as in the
IDB outline, although "how it's
rolled out the components -
remain up for discussion".
"That represents broadly
what we want to achieve," she
added. "It's the role played by
international agreements, not
just international trade agree-
ments but all agreements, and
how they could have an impact
on our industry, whether the
Bahamas is in or not.
"We will be looking at it in a
holistic manner, and seeing what
steps to take now and in the
future."
The BFSB wanted to conduct
cost/benefit analyses on these
agreements, she explained,
assessing the negatives as well as
the positives and potential
opportunities to see whether
they would produce a net bene-
fit for the financial services
industry.
Ms Warren said that such
analyses would assess what
types of financial services would
be impacted, and not just focus
on the sector itself, but also its
clients and customers.
"It is thai balance in terms of
moving forward in a rules-based
environment, making sure those
rules are framed in such a way
that if the Government decides
to go ahead, then the interests
of stakeholders, including con-
sumers, are protected," she
added.


HAPPY TOURS DECLARES

A $50,000.00 DIVIDEND


01I


Left to Right -Robert Outten, Trustee/Director; John G. Rolle, Trustee/Director; Bruce
Rolle, Vice President; Mr Albert Brown, President; Jeffrey Murphy, Director; Basil Major,
Director; Roscoe Weech, SecretaryiDirector and Leon Griffin, BTCU President/Director.
Missing are Mr. T.C. Brown, TreasuryiDirector and Mr. Philip Watkins, Trustee/Director.

The Directors of Happy Tours Ltd. have declared a dividend
of $50,000.00 payable to all shareholders of record on the
31st January, 2008. This Dividend represents the first dividend
payable by the company since its operations began many years ago.
The resolution was passed by the Directors on the 31st January, 2008

All shareholders are hereby notified that a dividend is now
payable at $2.50 per share. All shareholders are asked to confirm
their shares with the registrar of the company or the secretary by
29th February, 2008.


Secretary
Mr. Roscoe Weech
145 Nassau Street
Company Head Quarters
Tel: 323-5818


Registrar
Concorida Corporate Services
Hepburn House
Shirley Street
Tel: 322-8814


Person who are unable to locate their share certificates are asked to
check with the Registrar or the Company's Secretary for confirmation of
their share holdings.

I II I


NOTICE








MARMAT LTD.







Please be advised that Marmat Ltd. is

in no way connected with Paradise Blue

Water Limited or Paradise Isalnd Condo-

minium Joint Venture Limited ("the Com-

panies"), the developers of the Ocean

Club Residences & Marina on Paradise

Island.




Please also be advised that it has come

to the attention of the management of the

Companies that Marmat Ltd. is using the

Companies' proprietary and cconfiden-

tial information in its marketing materials

and passing off the said development as

its own.




Deloitte.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Our client, a leading Bahamian public company, is seeking applications for the
position of Chief Financial Officer.

Job Objective:
To provide financial leadership to the company by managing its financial resources,
providing oversight of the accounting function, and maintaining appropriate relations
with investors and regulatory agencies. The CFO will report to the Chief Executive
Officer.

Primary Duties:
Directs the organization's financial planning and accounting practices

Directs the organization's relationship with lending institutions, shareholders
and the financial community

Oversees and directs treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, payroll, accounting,
purchasing, real estate and insurance activities for the organization

Directs the Corporate and Accounting Vice Presidents in providing and
directing procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper records and
to afford adequate accounting controls

Consolidates and directs all costs accounting procedures together with other
statistical and routine reports

Directs and analyzes studies of general economic, business, and financial
conditions and their impact on the organization's policies and operations

Knowledge & Skills:
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
A degree in Accounting or Finance and or a CPA, or equivalent required

Three to five years experience in a healthcare setting preferred

Excellent customer service, organizational, leadership and computer skills
required

Excellent written and oral communication skills

The position offers an attractive salary and benefits package, reflecting
the successful applicant's experience and qualifications, including a pension
plan, medical, life, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage.


I.. Ii


Qualified individuals should submit complete reumes including references before
February 29, 2008 to:
Mark E. Munnings
Partner
Deloitte & Touche
P. 0. Box N-7120
Nassau, Bahamas
or
Email: mmunnings@deloitte.com.bs


Deloitte.


I







THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 4B, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008


Government targets UK 'super regulator' model


FROM page one

quick effort to bring bank
supervision into the regulatory
regrouping."
Regulatory consolidation
has long been talked about in
the Bahamas, with both the


current and former Christie
administration having appoint-
ed committees to advise on this
process.
The process started on Jan-
uary 1, 2008, when the Securi-
ties Commission assumed
responsibility for the Inspec-
tor of Financial and Corporate


Services Providers' responsi-
bilities.
Consolidation had also been
advocated by many in the
Bahamian private sector, and
international organizations
such as the International Mon-
etary Fund (IMF), who had
argued that there were too


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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 staff

Compensation for the successful 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 keen commitment 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 & General Insurance Company Ltd.
2nd Terrace & Collins Avenue
PO Box N-3540 Nassau, Bahamas

or by email to sginfo@atlantichousecqom.bs

Closing Date for applications is February 20th, 2008


many regulatory overlaps,
resulting in duplication, unnec-
essary bureaucracy and extra
time and expense for
Bahamas-based institutions.
The main decision facing the
Government had been
whether to adopt the 'super
regulator' model or the 'twin
peaks' model, which'would
have involved the Central


Bank acting as the standalone
regulator for the banks and
trust companies sector, with
the remainder consolidated
into one.
According to Mr Deveaux,
it appears the Government has
opted for the latter.
He also confirmed that the
Central Bank and Securities
Commission had agreed a


Joint On-Site Examination
Programme to co-ordinate
inspections of institutions they
had both licensed, as a way to
"better co-ordinate superviso-
ry efforts and minimise over-
laps in regulatory practices":.
Adding that the agreement
had already taken effect, Mr
Deveaux said: "I know that we
have been working with the
Central Bank. We have com-
pleted our schedule and fac-
tored the joint licensees into
that schedule to conduct
inspections with the Central
Bank.
"I think for the regulators,
it gives them a better perspec-
tive on what the company does
in total. The benefits are pri-
marily for the joint licensee.
There won't be the kind of dis-
ruption that occurs if they go
in on separate occasions."
Mr Deveaux said the savings
would be "opportunity cost
savings", as licensees would
not have to spend additional
time dealing with two sets of
regulators.
In addition, the Securities
Commission head said the reg-
ulators were also examining
"the ongoing duplication" of
documents, such as audited
financial statements, that they
asked licensees to produce for
inspections and other regula-
tory duties they had to carry
out.


VACANCY NOTICE




Core Functions:
* Coordinate various office and institutional service activities
* Assist with oversight and effective operating of:
po rocurement of goods and services
Scevents coordination
o contracts and agreements
o numisnatic progrunmme
o supplies and storage management
o logistical support, reception, and telecommunication service
o disaster preparedness, incident management and business continuity
o insurance and lease arrangements

Education, Knowledge and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business administration or equivalent qualification from
a recognized tertiary institution plus three (3) years supervisory experience.
Sound knowledge of office applications including spreadsheet and database
systems.
Sound knowledge of banking, finance and accounting fundamentals.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
(iood planning and orgulizing skills.
Good hunanu relations skills are required in dealing with diverse staff, members
of other departments, vendors, correspondents, the public, and others when
executing duties.
Interested persons should provide copy(ies) of their degrees) and transcripts) to:

The Human Resources Manager
DA 60382 c/o The Tribune
P.O. Box N 3207

Deadline: Monday, February 25, 2008





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Notice

Notice is hereby given that on 12 February
2008, by resloution of its Members, Caledonia
Corporate Management Group Limited went
into voluntary liquidation and Mr. Anthony S.
Kikivarakis of Deloitte & Touche, 2nd Terrace
West, Centreville, Nassau, The Bahamas,
was appointed as the Company's Liquidator.


Signed
Mr. Anthony S. Kikivarakis
Liquidator
P.O. Box N-7526
Nassau, Bahamas
242-302-4800


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008, PAGE 5B


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plans 3 Abaco resorts

FROM page one be announced will be our five- ing trails, and a series of natu-
star luxury hotel brand and rally flowing canals.
nation-stle luxurresort 18-hole championship golf The Resorts of South Aba- Publi
There will be an anchor hotel course." co's final phase would involve
There will be an anchor hotel High B B Lantern Head, a site with a
and a lavish spa, signature golf High Bank Bay was Lantern Head, a site with a
course communities and described as the second phase, view of the Hole-In-The-Wall
nature galore, with construction due to run Lighthouse. O|
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master plan community will Set to feature a marina, website, was set to feature a E imem
featuremaster p lan community willas, l Valencia described High Bank members-only Residence Ma
feature condominiums and estate Bay as including the Tropos- Club, a golf course communi-
ury condominiums and estatigned for here Water Park and Beach ty, luxury spa retreat and pri-
easy golf cart access. Sooigned to Club, an equestrian centre, vate beaches.
easy gol cart access. Soon to tennis centre, nature and hik- Applications are in\
Post Emergency Ve
Hurricane Hole tenants gain second extension Hospitals Authority.
Applicants must po
FROM page one
FROM page one Five (5) BJC'S or e
tional was still finalising its oral writing and rea
financing and architectural Support Course.
designs for the plaza's renova-
tion and redevelopment of the JOB SU AR
entire Hurricane Hole area. JOB S
The plan is to turn the shop-
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shops, restaurants and a tim communication bet
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to create 800-900 jobs at peak
construction, and 450-500 per- DUTIES:
manent jobs upon completion.
Kerzner International for- 1. Operation of Em
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shopping plaza on June 1, gdelines
2007, and the occupants were
initially given until the end of 2. Completes daily
January 2008 to vacate. Since accordance with
then the deadline has been
twice extended to February ".
and now March end. 3. Completes vehic
Although News Cafe and its "
sister restaurant, the Italian 4. Assists emerge
Zio Gigis, have yet to find
alternative locations, most oth- Letters
er tenants, such as Liquid Letters of Applicatic
Desert and First Caribbean submitted, no later
International Bank Te 502 2356 sources Director, P
(Bahamas), have already made terrace (West) Cer
relocation plans and very few for ad rates
remain in the Hurricane Hole
Shopping Plaza.




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behalf of the Companies or utilize in any fashion

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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.
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PICTET



r BANK & TRUST LIMITED
lalified applicants for the following position:-

ST ACCOUNTANT
ILLS:-

nt to excellent customer service.
fork independently and under pressure to meet
.nes.
eam player.
ral and written communication skills.
problem solving and organisational skills.
in a variety of software applications including
Vord and Excel.

ND EXPERIENCE:-

en (5) years related experience in a Accountancy,
King and / or Trust Companies at least five (3)
till have been spent specialising in Trust and
accounting.
Il accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA, CA)

>f a Master's Degree in Business Administration,
Accounting.
in the preparation of regulatory reports and special
reports for client tax accounting.

,UTELY NO TELEPHONE CALLS
WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Please send Resume to:

The Human Resources Manager
Bayside Executive Park
P. O. Box 4837
Nassau, Bahamas
Offices in
eneva, Zurich, Luxembourg, London, Montreal,
assau, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong


_BUSINESS


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Bahamas


lagged region


on cruise visitor arrivals


Join Citibank, N.A.

Nassau, Bahamas, a
branch of Citi, the
largest financial
institution in the

world.

We invite outsilan'ding
individuals, wanting to jild a
career in Corporate Banking, to
be part of our dynamic global
team. You will interact with
colleagues from around the
Caribbean region and across the
organization globally, providing
treasury management to our
local team. In addition to a great
career, we offer a competitive
salary and benefits package.

Interested candidates should
forward a copy of their resume
by February 22, 2008 to: Human
Resources, P.O. Box N-1576,
Nassau, Bahamas OR Fax:
(242) 302-8779 OR Email:
janice.gibson(@citi.com


* By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Bahamas lagged
behind many of its regional
counterparts when it came to
cruise arrivals in 2007, statis-
tics from the Caribbean
Tourism Organisation (CTO)
revealed.
According to the latest fig-


CTO statistics for


2007 are revealed


ures for the region in 2007, the
Bahamas received 2.4 million
cruise passengers for the peri-
od January-October 2007,


CI


Treasury Head


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to our Regional Treasury team, the position is
responsible for developing and implementing strategies for
managing local/foreign currency liability products. Key
responsibilities include marketing and quoting rates for corporate
pjqreign exchange contracts, money market instruments and
derivative products and projecting liquidity and rate trends. The
norole is also focused on risk management through monitoring
liquidity and foreign exposure, ensuring compliance with legal,
regulatory, and internal policy requirements, and, managing ratios
and reserves. Additional responsibilities include overseeing all
related financial, regulatory and management performance
reporting, and, supervising and training support staff.


KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS REQUIRED
Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in Economics,
Accounting or Finance, and, a minimum of 5 years Treasury
experience with a major commercial and/or investment bank; a
Chartered Accountant or CFA designation preferred. Excellent
marketing/sales, analytical, communication, and interpersonal
skills, combined with a results orientation and an ability to build
relationships, will round out the ideal candidate. Some travel is
required.



Challenge
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Pricing Information As Of: C F A L"
Thursday. 14 February 200 8
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES VISIT T v'J~'N BISXBAHAMAS.COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX CLOSE 2.012 60 C.HG 1 41 / %CHG 0.07 1 YTD -54 15 / YTD % -2 62
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Securit y Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ PIE Yield
1.72 0.75 Abaco Markets 1.72 1.72 0.00 1,591 0.157 0.000 11.0 0.00%
11.80 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.9 3.39%
9.68 8.11 Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00 0.612 0.260 15.7 2.71%
0.95 0.80 Benchmark 0.95 0.95 0.00 0.188 0.030 5.1 3.16%
3.74 1.85 Bahamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.7 2.46%
2.70 1.25 Fidelity Bank 2.60 2.60 0.00 0.058 0.040 44.8 1.54%
12.70 10.00 Cable Bahamas 12.70 12.70 0.00 1.030 0.240 12.3 1.89%
3.15 2.00 Colina Holdings 3.14 3.14 0.00 0.031 0.040 101.3 1.27%
8.50 4.45 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.82 7.82 0.00 0.428 0.260 18.3 3.32%
7.22 4.52 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.81 4.62 -0.19 0.129 0.052 37.2 1.08%
2.60 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2 44 2.46 0.02 4.000 0.316 0.020 7.8 0.81%
7.79 5.70 Famguard 7.50 7.79 0.29 1,400 0.713 0.280 10.9 3.59%
13.01 12.30 Finco 13.00 13.00 0.00 0.829 0.570 15.7 4.38%
14.75 13.99 FirstCaribbean 13.99 13.99 0.00 0.914 0.470 15.3 3.36%
6.10 5.12 Focol (S) 5.12 5.12 0.00 0.363 0.140 14.1 2.73%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete. 0.74 0.74 0.00 0.035 0.000 21.1 0.00%
8.00 7.20 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.300 17.6 4.14%
12.50 8.60 J.S. Johnson 12.30 12.30 0.00 1.059 0.610 11.6 4.96%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
Fldelely Ov.r-The-.Cc.mlncr .ci,;urlllT s
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ 11 i L 1 i ..:- ...;...l .I EPS i D. I PE Vlel,.
14.60 14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 1 1 ::1 i 1 18' 1, _-i 1
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.35 -0.023 0.000 N/M 0.00%
Colina Over-The-Counter Securities
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 '1: .
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 1460 15.60 14.00 1.160 1.125 13.4 7.71%
0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.030 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISX Listed Mutual Funds
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.3001 1.2037 C1llna Bond Fund 1.300059**
3.0008 2.4723 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.999402'* 19.97%,
1.3798 1.2647 Colina Money Market Fund 1.379777^**"
3.7969 3.0569 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.7442** -1.40% 27.72%
11.9880 11.3545 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.9880"* 0.46% 5.53%
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00"
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.00"
1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00"
10.5000 9.6628 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.6628**
FINDEX: CLOSE 928.62 / YTD -2.46% / 2007 34.47%
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some 4.3 per cent less than the
2,509,263 persons who visited
in 2006.
This was performance sig-
nificantly worse than some of
the other islands. A number
saw major gains, such as
Antigua and Barbuda, whose
cruise passenger arrivals fig-
ures jumped by 56.1 per cent
to 475,412 arrivals.
Puerto Rico increased by a
huge 69.7 per cent, its Janu-
ary to December arrivals sta-
tistics for the two-year period
going from 359,593 in 2006 to
610,165 in 2007 respectively.
Similarly, St Vincent and
the Grenadines, for the period
January to September 2007,
saw cruise passenger arrivals
increased by 68.9 per cent


compared to 2006, going from
63,872 to 107,885.
Cozumel saw its cruise pas-
senger arrivals spike by 30.7
per cent from January to
March, increasing from
668,513 to 874,074 year-on-
year.
Other countries which expe-
rienced increases included
Anguilla, Barbados, Bermu-
da, the British Virgin Islands,
Curaco and the Dominican
Republic.
Countries which saw a
decline, as did the Bahamas,
were Aruba with a 17.3 per
cent drop for the months Jan-
uary to August 2007; the Cay-
man Islands, with a 7.5 per
cent drop from 1,719,889 to
1,590,363; and Jamaica with a
drop of 8.3 per cent from
1,049.432 to 961,882.
Martinique saw a decline of
17.8 per cent from 56,922 to
46,781, and Trinidad and
Tobago experienced a 6.7 per
cent drop from 62,897 to
58,684 between January-April
2007.


NOTICE

NOTICE is herebygiven 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-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 ALBINO 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 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 JOHNSON SAINT GERMAIN
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-eight days from
the 15TH 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 CASTLETON RICHARDS of
GLADSTONE ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days'from
the 15TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.

Legal Notice


NOTICE


WADMEDANI LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 12th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc.,
P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that THOMAS G. SMALL of TEAK
LANE, SUNSET PARK, PO. 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.


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008, PAGE 7B


THE TRIBUNE


Bahamas can win





from UK tax change


FROM page one

could not have been better
timed in light of the UK tax
regime upheaval, as it was
set to feature five leading
British attorneys all of
whom would probably have
high-net worth non-domi-
ciled foreign resident clients.
As a result, not only would
Bahamian financial services
professionals be able to
learn about these individu-
als' needs, but the five attor-
neys could also learn more
about the Bahamas and play
a key role in attracting their
clients here.
"It couldn't be more time-
ly, could it?" Mr Law told
The Tribune of the Nassau
Conference, which he organ-
ises.
"It's the perfect time for
people to understand the
issues. These people [the
attorneys] are in touch with
these people who are saying
: 'Do this, and we'll be leav-
ing the UK.' These five peo-
ple must have a lot of clients
asking them the question:
'Where do we go?"'
The five attorneys, who


are set to be part of a round-
table discussion on the
changes to the UK non-
domiciled tax regime, are
Richard Hay, of Stikeman
Elliott; Jeremy Arnold of
Barclays Capital; Joseph
Field of Withers Bergman;
Richard Pease of Lenz &
Staehelin; and Philip Mar-
covici of Baker & McKen-
zie.
If the Bahamas was able
to attract non-domiciled UK
residents to use this country
as their primary residence,
apart from this nation's
financial services industry
winning more clients and
business, other sectors that
could be impacted included
real estate, the automotive
sector and tourism, with the
overall 'trickle down' effect
from their spending touch-
ing all areas of the Bahami-
an economy.
"Obviously, the second
home market can potential-
ly benefit from that, where
these people make the
Bahamas their primary place
of residence," Mr Law said.
He added that others, who
might use the UK as their


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 days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY,
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



NOTICE


In the Estate of Dr. HEINZ ULRICH BAENSCH
late of Oahu in the State of Hawaii one of the
United States of America, deceased.


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 28th day of
March A.D. 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 given that all
persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to
make full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.

HARRYB. SANDS, LOBOSKY& COMPANY
Attorneysfor the Executors
CHAMBERS
Shirley House
Fifty Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas

To be advertised in the Tribune on February
15th and 29th and March 14th, 2008.



Hj HIGGS & JOHNSON
Counsel & Attorneys-at-Law

invites applications for attorneys for our Abaco Office.

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

Successful applicants can look forward to
competitive remuneration and benefits.


Apply in confidence to:

Vacancy
P. O. Box N-3247
Nassau, Bahamas
or via email at: gbastian@higgsjohnson.com


primary residence but have a
second home in the
Bahamas, could be saying:
'Now is the time for us to
switch that relationship and
make the Bahamas our pri-
mary residence.'
"That must be positive for
the Bahamas," Mr Law said.
"You don't need very many
of these people to have quite
a significant impact. What
we need is for people like
these five professionals to be
telling these people: 'Have
you thought about the
Bahamas?'
"The Bahamas needs to
remind people how the
process of setting up perma-
nent residence in the
Bahamas works."
The Society of Trust and


Estate Practitioners (STEP),
Mr Law said, had calculat-
ed that between $75 billion
to $125 billion in assets were
held in UK offshore struc-
tures, and among the bene-
ficial owners of these assets
were non-domiciled foreign
UK residents.
Attracting just a small
number of these clients
would bring quite substan-
tial assets to the Bahamas,
and also stimulate the use of
private trust companies and
family offices.
The Bahamas' main com-
petition for these individu-
als, should they choose to
leave the UK, would be the
likes of Dubai, Switzerland,
Monaco, Hong Kong and
Singapore.


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award.
If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SERGE 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-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 FRANCIUS BASTIANY of TOOTE
SHOP CORNER, P.O. BOX N-8889, NEW PROVIDENCE,
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 15TH 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 JOSELINE METELLUS DORVIL
of #139 WEST STREET, P.O. BOX SB-52580 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 JACQUELIN DORVIL of #139
WEST STREET, P.O. BOX SB-52580 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.

Legal Notice


NOTICE


SANTA DONNA S.A.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 12th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc.,
P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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
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 EMMANUEL ALCIME 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 TIA WHITNEY ROLLE of
JACARANDA STREET, PINEWOOD GARDENS, P.O. BOX
GT-2773, NEW PROVIDENCE, 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 15TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,













The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Abaco, is looking to fill the
following positions in its Development Department. This is an
eight (8) year project.

Project Manager Construction

Minimum 10 years experience in construction management
Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans
Proficient in creating and monitoring of construction
schedules
Assist with development of forecasting and working
budgets
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Keen understanding of maintaining aggressive schedules
within planned budgets
Needs good communication, logistical and organizational
skill
Will work closely with larger GC on high-end product

Assistant Project Manager/Site Superintendent

Minimum 5 years of construction site management
experience
Good working knowledge of timber and masonry
construction methods
Working knowledge of construction materials
Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans
Proficient in fielding and resolving daily on-site queries
from contractors
*' Proficient in performing material take-offs
Proficient in creating construction schedules
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Needs good communication, logistical and organizational
skills

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator

Minimum 5 years experience as a QS/Construction
Estimator
Proficient in reading and understanding of construction
plans
Proficient in material take-offs and creating Bills of
Quantities
Proficient in developing forecasting and working budgets
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Need good communication and organizational skills

Project Scheduler

Minimum 5 years experience as a Project Scheduler
Proficient in reading and understanding of construction
plans
Proficient with Sure-Track scheduler program
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Need good communication and organizational skills

Procurement Officer

Minimum 5 years experience as a Procurement Officer
Detailed understanding of freight and shipping logistics
Proficient with ordering and tracking of construction
materials
Good working knowledge of construction materials
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Need good communication and organizational skills


e-mail to construction(aithcabacoclub.comi


Warehouse Clerk

Good understanding of construction materials
Good understanding of warehouse procedures
Proficient with Microsoft Excel

Resume should be sent to Nick Sims,
Development Department,
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay,
P.O. Box AB-20571, Marsh Harbour, Abaco


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ACROSS
4 He lived near Victoria (6)
7 An adjective of particular gravity (8)
8 In his trade, might he use tar oil? (6)
10 On paper, the hard stuff (5) '
13 TV series of which we might see
more (4)
14 To cheat means a lot of fuss (2-2)
15 Father Brown's boy (4)
16 A little cough in the morning (3)
17 One's own personal carriage (4)
19 Left with three notes and a cable (4)
21 Maybe tours around with a team of
unlikely winners (9)
23 In unsuitable work, one can get
puffed (4)
24 Impolite description of health (4)
26 Acted to hearten a candidate (3)
27 One can get such drinks in the
service dept (4)
29 Make cuts in church music (4)
32 Dashed off to get catered for round
the corner (4)
33 Weight of a saintly individual? (5)
34 Remember to ring again (6)
35 Fish lake of personal interest to
women (8)
36 Stops running small business (6)


Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 1, Di-s-pel 7, Underarm 8, L-air 10, Glance 11, M-
ill-et 14, Gee 16, Meaty 17, Rest 19, S-a-L-ad 21, Ban-a-I
22, Late-X 23, Silk 26, Sated 28, Fur 29, Tyra-n-t 30, Be-n-
ign 31, (h-)Owls 32, Cornw-all 33, Tit-lan
DOWN:1, Da-gg-er 2, Plan-ET 3, Lure 4, De-CIM-al 5, Car-
LA 6, Am-it-y 8, Lags 9, Ic-e 12, Led 13, E-th-:l 15, Wan-
Ed 18, Essay 19, Sat 20, La-x 21, Bad n-EW-s 22, Lea 23,
Sunlit 24, Iris 25, Kent-on 26, Stock 27,Tr-uro 28, F-ew
30, Bolt


DOWN
1 A small, comparatively dry area (5)
2 Cried upon finding me rrarried (5)
3 It requires neither painting nor
gilding (4)
4 A male impersonator? (5)
5 Cheese momentarily with a fly on it
(4)
6 Confirmed as being too red,
perhaps (6)
9 Possibly blamed lor not having
galloped (6)
11 In thermoplastics, it often has a
water content (3)
12 The villian could have made a
gorgeous contribution! (5)
13 Again weary, has given up work (7)
15 Not the property of Whistler's
mother! (3)
16 Is bound tobe reduced to ash? (3)
18 A fabric woven as one chooses(2,4)
20 Not bent on mixing some concrete!
(5)
21 Second-hand, could be half a dollar
(3)
22 Of no use, but turn up just the same
(3)
23 Split bit that's about dry (6)
25 In the army once "over there" (3)
28 Compartments for storing juice? (5)
30 A female I would have time for (5)
31 Run out and look about to start
trouble (5)
32 Season everything with a little beef
extract! (4)
33 It puts a bit of taste in sausages (4)


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ACROSS
4 Lessen (6)
7 Relation (8)
8 Chain (6)
10 Forest clearing (5)
13 Gamble (4)
14 Rational (4)
15 Corrupt (4)
16 Illuminated (3)
17 Principal (4)
19 Aid in crime (4)
21 Joined (9)
23 Lengthy (4)
24 Troubles (4)
26 Faucel (3)
27 Was untruthful (4)
29 M East country (4)
32 Loan (4)
33 Entertain (5)
34 Account (6)
35 Aggravate (8)
36 Semi-conscious state (6)


Yesterday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Parcel 7, Especial 8, Mist 10, Spades 11, Career
14, Net 16, Nurse 17, Aged 19, Begin 21, Heron 22, Fetid
23, Toys 26, Wiser 28, Dam 29, Repeat 30, Rulers 31,
Eden 32, Slow down 33, Tiller
DOWN:1, Persia 2, Chided 3, Lels 4, Melanin 5, Miser 6,
lare 8, Mane 9, Set 12, Run 13, Essay 15, Peril 18, Genie
19, Bet 20, God 21, Heralds 22, Fee 23, Talent 24, Omen
25, Sister 26, Wrist 27, Spoon 28, Dud 30, Rent


Dennis


"YOU GAID RUFF NE EDC A BATtH Too, c T17'-LL
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Contract Bridge


By Steve Becker


Bidding Quiz


You ais South, and the bidding
has g ne:
South West North East
1 Pass 1 4 Pass
2 Pass 2 V Pass

What would you bid now.with
each of the following four hands?
1. 764 V J5 AQJ832 AJ
2. 83 V 62 AKQJ74 4 KJ6
3. + 10 V Q843 AK9642 + A5
4. + 7 V A9 KQ9753 + KJ82

1. Two spades. When you open
with minimum values, you are
obliged to rebid thereafter in mini-
mum terms. Your opening diamond
bid is clearly of the minimum class,
and partner has done nothing that
should cause you to alter that assess-
ment.
Two diamonds told partner not to
expect too much, and this message is
repeated by showing a willingness to
let the bidding die at two spades. If
partner continues the bidding, he
does so in the face of your slow-
down tactics. Two notrump over two
hearts would be more forward-going
than the hand merits, and would also
suppress your three-card spade sup-
port for partner's almost certain five-
card spade suit.
2. Three notrump. Having previ-
ously indicated minimum values
with your two-diamond rebid, you
now tell partner that your hand is not
nearly as bad as it might have been.


"orr In
bod of
EL C.hambers
21st
Century
Dlctlounary
H T S (1999
edition).
HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain
the centre letter and there must
be at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 23; very good 34; excellent
45 (or more). Solution tomorrow.


DOWN
1 Pulls (5)
2 Wash (5)
3 Eye inflammation (4)
4 Sap (5)
5 Gloomy (4)
6 Believe (6)
9 Landed property (6)
11 Insulate (3)
12 Devil (5)
13 Renovated (7)
15 Container (3)
16 Guided (3)
18 Fisherman (6)
20 Broom (5)
21 Policeman (3)
22 Fish (3)
23 Dormant (6)
25 Type of element (3)
28 Bury (5)
30 Stale (5)
31 Approaches (5)
32 Circuit (4)
33 Corrosive substance (4)


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(For example, your diamonds could
have been A-K-x-x-x-x, in which
casEt you also would have bid one
and two diamonds.)
The leap to three notrump cannot
be construed as representing a big
hand, since you previously were
willing to quit at two diamonds. With
partner having made two forcing
bids, you can't afford to make
another discouraging rebid.
3. Four hearts. Obviously, your
hand rises greatly in value once part-
ner bids hearts. His initial spade
response reduced your hand in value,
but the two-heart bid has now
boosted it well beyond its original
evaluation. It would be wrong to bid
only three hearts, which might cause
partner to think you were responding
only because you had to.
The jump to four hearts indicates
maximum values based on a good
heart fit. It invites partner to try for
slam with the right cards, bearing in
mind, however, the limited strength
indicated by your two-diamond bid.
4. Three clubs. The danger of a
total misfit is clearly suggested by
partner's responses in the suits where
you have less than adequate support
for him. The best way to warn part-
ner of the misfit is by bidding three
clubs. This tells him you have length
in the minor suits plus distribution
that will not lend itself well to
notrump play. A two-notrump bid at
this point would show a more bal-
anced hand.


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Tribune

Horoscope


By LINDA BLACK


FRIDAY,
FEB 15


AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
A new, more adventurous phase is
set to begin this week. Feel free to
take the plunge. Just make sure
you're doing it for the right reasons.
Pamper yourself this weekend.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
At some point this week, you'll have
to decide whether or not to forgive
someone close for letting you down
The choice is yours.
ARIES March 21/April 20
Be careful who you antagonize thi
week. Aries. No matter how man
foes you've conquered in the past
the only way you will win thi
week's battle is if you get alone;
with everyone.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
Try to cut back on your workloa,
this week. Taurus. As strong as yo
are, it's important to take time no,
to pay attention to your physical
mental, and emotional health.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
It's important to focus only on thing
that mean something to you. Ignore
ttte fights and fe.ds that are going o
in the background, Gemini. It's a
about you this week.
CANCER June 22/July 22
The weather's great come out c
your shell, Cancer. Your first tas
this week should be to remind close
friends and loved ones that yo
care. And don't just say it, show it.
LEO July 23/August 23
Believe it or not, Leo, there is a wa
out of your dilemma. The catch? T
find it, you'll have to put your eg
aside and ask someone for help.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
This week you should be able
keep the momentum going, Virg
However, you're not mdde (
money; you should curtail yo
spending habits. Find less expect
sive ways to enjoy yourself.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Seize the day, Libra! What you'd
this week at home and at work wi
determine how successful the ne
year will be for you. Don't hol
back take action.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Don't be possessive when it come
to business and personal relation
ships this week, Scorpio. Everybody
needs a little space now and again
even from you.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Take a break from your search for th
next best thing, Sagittarius. Now is th
time to focus your energy on enjoying
what you've already accomplish,
before starting something new.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 2(
Important people will be watching
you this week, Capricorn. Giv
em a good show and you'll com
out on top.


CHS yL e .onaren


From a game on instantchess.com,
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Black is knight for two pawns
ahead and threatens both hxg5
winning a rook and Qxe2+
exchanging queens. How did White
escape defeat?
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Northwick Park, Harrow, on 28-31
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MINISTRY OF MARITIME



AFFAIRS & LABOUR







PORT DEPARTMENT


Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New
Providence Port Authority Board For New Providence and
the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration
Building, Prince George Whaft on Thursday 28th
February, 2008 at 3:00pm for The Purpose of granting
Licence under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277)


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


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


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


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


NEW BOAT LICENCE- NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT

NB/21/08 Cartwright Andrew
Nassau, Bahamas


NB/22/08 Sunrise Marine
Charters Ltd
P.O. Box N-181
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT
NAME
"Jew Fish'
39ft
Defender

"Sunrise I"
57ft
Fibreglass


CLASS PASS


USE


Charter


Charter


REG NO APPLICAT]


NE\

ION


NB/01/08 Durham Dominique
P.O. Box N-4550
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/02/08 Maycock Jason
P.O. Box GT-2841
Nassau, Bahamas


V PROVIDENCE

BOAT CL
NAME
"Sea Doo" D
2ft
Sea Scooter

"Ocean Pro" B
31ft
Fibreglass


ASS PASS USE


Rental



Para-Sail


NEW- COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL WATER CRAFTT
(JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICATION


NB/13/08 Dorett Diane &
Gerald Barttlet
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/14/08 Zonicle Dino C.
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT
NAME

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS


"No Name" D
9ft
Jet Ski


USE


Rental



Rental


RENEWAL OF BOAT LICENCE- NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICATION

NP: 221 Burrows Bernard
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 41 Caribbean Queen
Investments
P.O. Box CB-11932
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 4626 Cox Rodger
P.O. Box N-7662
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 919 Gomez Fredrick
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6494 Moxey Shalako
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS

"Pick Me" B
44ft
Fibreglass


"Caribbean B
Queen"
72ft
Catamaran

"Morning After B
II"
25ft
Fibreglas

"Evezone" B
42ft
Fibreglass

"Yellow Tail B
2"
42ft
Fibreglass


PASS USE

12 Charter



204 Charter




17 Charter




48 Ferry Boat



14 Charter


REG NO APPLICATION


NP: 6634 Moxey Shalako
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6637 Mckenzie Rudy 0.
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 344 Munroe Emmett
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6492 Munroe Emmett
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6624 Paradise Ocean
Watersports
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 888 Properaties Ltd
P.O. Box SS-6214
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6320 Rasanno Limited
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1114 Rolle Stephen
P.O. Box CB-11085
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6771 Rolle Stephen
P.O. Box CB-11085
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 3023 Rolle Basil
P.O. Box SS-19523
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6622 Southern Freight
Services
P.O. Box N-10094
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6768 Sun Shipping Ltd
P.O. Box CB-12762
Nassau, Bahamas

NP:6613 ,Smith Brian
P.O. Box N-5677
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6767 Sun Shipping Ltd
P.O. Box CB-12762
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6632 Strachan Garth
P.O. Box NP- 13284
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2433 Sunshine Cruises Ltd
P.O. Box CB-11932
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2584 Smith Harry D
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME


"Yellow Tail"
42ft
Fibreglass

"Faith III"
45ft
Fibreglass


"M/V Sherice A
M"
125ft
Steel Hull


"Island Link"
154ft
Steel Hull!

"Jet Surfriler"
30ft
Fibreglass


"Half Moon
Clipper"
96ft
Aluminum


"NZL 10"
76ft
Catamaran

"Three Queens"
28ft
Bertram

"Three Queens
IF'
46ft
Hatteras

"Lady T & C"
38ft
Fibreglass

"M/V KCT"
150ft
Steel Hull


"Bahama Pride"
249.6ft
Steel Hull

"Netty"
19ft
Fibreglass

"Jake Express"
77.7ft
Steel Hull
i,
G Man"
21ft
Proline


"Sea Star"
55ft
Defender

"Uncle C"
47ft
Fibreglass


A








A





A



B



B




B



A




A



B



A



B




B



B


CLASS PASS USE


14 Charter



14 Charter




50 Mail Boat




150 Passenger/
Cargo


14 Rental




86 Passenger
Ferry




20 Charter



15 Charter



25 Charter




55 Ferry Boat



0 Cargo




0 Barge



8 Rental



0 Tug



10 Charter





80 Charter



70 Ferry Boat


NEW- COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL WATER CRAFT











G N


REG NO APPLICATION



NP: 6735 Strachan Charlton &
Thomasina
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 976 Taylor Basil
P.O. Box CR-55886
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6524 Taylor Basil
P.O. Box CR-55886
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6749 Taylor Basil
P.O. Box CR- 55886
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6523 Turnquest Patrick
P.O. Box SS-19016
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 965 Turquest Patrick
P.O. Box SS-19016
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME CLASS


"Light Trackle"
28ft
Bertram

"Carolina Skiff'
19ft
Fibreglass

"Silver Fish"
21ft
Stapelton



"Blue Hole"
15ft
Boston Whaler

"Suard IV"
10ft -
Steel Hull

"Tug
Reneagade"
50ft
Steel Hull


PASS USE



4 Charter


8 Rental


2 Rental





5 Rental



0 Barge



0 Tug


TRANSFER OF BOAT-NEW PROVINCE


REG NO


PREVIOUS
OWNER


NP: 3189 Knowles Andrew
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 2254 Turnquest Michael
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6282 Dean Earnest
Nassau, Bahamas


NEW OWNER


Adderley
Antoinette
P.O. Box EE-16303
Nassau, Bahamas

Turnquest Lloyd
P.O. Box SB-51345
Nassau, Bahamas

Dean Jonathan
Nassau. Bahamas


CLASS PASS USE


6 Charter


60 Ferry
Boat


50 Mail Boa


RENEWAL OF COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL WATER


NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO


NP: 809 BSC



NP: 812 BSC



NP: 669 ATW



NP: 159 ATE



NP: 656 ATW



NP: 149 ATE



NP: 652 ATW



NP: 653 ATW



NP: 148 ATE



NP: 603 ATW



NP: 623 ATW



NP: 813 BSC



NP: 823 BSC


APPLICATION


Bastian Keith
Nassau, Bahamas


Bastian Keith
Nassau, Bahamas


Collie Dudley
P.O. Box CB-12875
Nassau, Bahamas

Clarke Bruce
Nassau, Bahamas'


Dames Okinawa
Nassau, Bahamas


D-Square Enterprise
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

D-Square Enterprise
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

D-Square Enterprise
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

D-Square Enterprise
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

D-Square Enterprise
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

Deals Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Flex Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Hanna Lionel
P.O. Box CB-11629
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT
NAME

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9f
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
, 9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS


USE


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


REG NO APPLICATION


NP: 704 RCB



NP: 755 RCB



NP: 711 RCB



NP: 712 RCB



NP: 713 RCB



NP: 714 RCB



NP: 703 RCB



NP: 701 RCB



NP: 700 RCB



NP: 702 RCB



NP: 744 RCB



NP: 614 ATW



NP: 615 ATW



NP: 137 ATE



NP: 500 SAN




NP: 112 ATE



NP: 114 ATE



NP: 115 ATE



NP: 111 ATE



NP: 113 ATE



NP: 613 ATW



NP: 746 RCB



NP: 145 ATE



NP: 106 ATE



NP: 136 ATE



NP: 105 ATE



NP: 119 ATE



NP: 620 ATW


NP: 618 ATW



NP: 641 ATW


Jaydee's Funsports
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Jaydee's Funsports
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Jaydee's Funsports
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Jaydee's Funsports
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Jaydee's Funsports
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Jaydee's Funsports
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Jaydee's Funsports
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Jaydee's Funsports
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Jaydee's Funsports
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Jaydee's Funsports
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Lewis Sean
Nassau, Bahamas


McKenzie Leslie
Nassau, Bahamas


McKenzie Leslie
Nassau, Bahamas


Munroe Jervin
Nassau, Bahamas


Mac Christie
Nassau, Bahamas



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

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

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

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

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

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

Rolle Nigel
P.O. Box CB-12591
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Jermaine
P.O. Box N-7509
Nassau, Bahamas

Storr Rufus
Nassau, Bahamas


Storr Rufus
Nassau, Bahamas


Storr Rufus
Nassau, Bahamas


Splash Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Splash Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Splash Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Splash Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
1AfLSkd


"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski


"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS USE

D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental

D 2 Rental


D 2


Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental




D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


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NP: 617 ATW


NP: 118 ATE


Splash Watcrsports
Nassau, Bahamas


Splash Waterports
Nassau, Bahamas


"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski

"No Name"
9ft
Jet Ski


D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental


ENEmWAL OF COMMRRICAL RECREATIONAL WATER


CRAFT ACT NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICATION


NP: BB3-(PI)


Bahamas Best
Watersports
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


NP:PS 6- Bahamas Bst
(PI) WatmRsports
P.O. BoxSS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


NP:PS7-(PI)


Bahamas Best
Waterspors
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassa, Bahamas


NP: BB1- Johnson Biroel
(CB) Nassau, Bahamas


NP:B1-(CB)


Johnson Bircel
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: PS3- Munroe Fredlin
(CB) Nassau, Baamas


BOAT NAME

"Banana Boat"
17ft
Fiberglass


"Premium"
28ft
Para Sail



"Premium"
28ft
Par- Sail


"Sea craft"
23ft
Fibteglass

"Banana"
12ft
Fibrglass

"Bare Necessity"
28ft
Fibrglass


CLASS PASS USE

B 8 Rental



B 10 Rental




B 10 Rental



B 10 Rental


B 10



B 14


Rental



Par Sail


RENEWAL OF MASTER'S LCENCE-FAMILY ISLAND


LICENCE #


7158



7502


6409


8283


1164


6598

8325


NAME


Davis Floyd
P.O. Box F-43327
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Jones Branford
Freeport, Grand Bahama


Jones Nickalas O.
P.O. Box F60386
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Mayock Pedro
P.O. Box AB-20072
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Newman Oscar
P.O. Box F-44936
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Riby James
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Saunders Johnaceo
P.O. Box -41592
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS

A



A




A


A


A


A

A


REAL OF MASER'S LICENCE NEW PRQYIDENCE


LICENCIE
8125



8248



6040

6895


7355

8232


7508


6053


NAME

Add rcey Oegoy T.
P.O. Box N.8759
Namau, Bahamas

Adderley Carhon D.
P.O. Box SS-6522
Ntaau, Bahamas

Brown Michael
Nassau, Bahamas

Bonimy Roger
P.O. Box N620
Nassau, Bahamas

Cartwright Marco O.
Nassau, Bahamas

Darling Alfred H.
P.O. Box CB-13130
Nassau, Bahamas

Eads David
P.O. Box CB-11620
Nassau, Bahamas

Eldon Richardo
P.O. Box SS-6668
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS
A



B



A

A


A

B


B



A


LICENCE #



7795



1744


6626



6755



6320


1171



1561



6601



8205



7006



6920



8049


8302



6921



7490


7388


6839


1140


7435


7326


6240


8324


6901


6927


295


7538


NAME



Higgs Scott H.
P.O. Box EE-17588
Nassau, Bahamas

Josey Chauvlin
Nassau, Bahamas

Kemp Fredrick W.
P.O. Box SS-6895
Nassau, Bahamas

Ken Marvin D
P.O. Box SB-50466
Nassau, Bahamas

Mumro Wilmor W.
P.O. Box OT-2804
Nassau, Bahamas

Munroe Freddlin
P.O. Box N-969
Nassau, Bahamas

Munroe Emmett A.
P.O. Box N-397
Nassau, Bahamas

Muroe Jed
P.O. Box N-397
Nassau, Bahamas

Muaroe Sean D.
P.O. Box N-397
Nassau, Bahamas

Munroe Robert M.
P.O. Box 0-2898
Nassau, Bahamas

McKenzie Rudy O.
P.O. Box SS-5545
Nassau, Bahamas

Maycock Jason S
Nassau, Bahamas

Mott Donnie L.
P.O. Box N-3474
Nassau, Bahamas

McKinney Ishmael B.
P.O. Box N-1317
Nassau, Bahamas

Pratt Reckwill
Nassau, Bahamas

Palmer1 fya29e T\' .
NassamiiBBiOiiTas 'T
'- ,-


Pratt Theron
P.O. Box SS-5693
Nassau, Bahamas

Robert Barry
P.O. Box SS-19494
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Lyndon G.
P.O. Box SP- 60393
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Stephen
P.O. Box CB-11085
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith Harry D.
P.O. Box SS-5457
Nassau, Bahamas

Strachan Charlton
Nassau, Bahamas

Strachan Garth
Nassau, Bahamas

Sweeting Michael A.
P.O. Box N-4269
Nassau; Bahamas

Taylor Stephen A.
P.O. Box N-10227
Nassau, Bahamas

Wilson Salvador B.W.
Nassau, Bahamas


Captain A thony J. Aliens
Port Controller


CLASS



B



A


A



A



A



A



A



A


A




A



B



B


B



A



A


B


A



A




B




A




B




B


B


A



A



A


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008, PAGE 11B















Start small and enforce the law


FROM page two

should not be tampered with.
Nevertheless, it is misleading
when the public is told that
there are, let's say, 100 offi-
cers, when 25 are firefighters


and another 25 are deployed
to non-policing functions such
as those listed above.
Really, are there not 50 offi-
cers assigned to front-line
policing out of that total 100?
That 50 must divided by four,
given shifts necessary.


Sustainable Assignment
Can you say Z-E-R-O Tol-
erance? It is simple as that. I
take you back to the events of
September 4, 2001, in Nassau;
September 11, 2001, in New
York; and April 19, 1995, in
Oklahoma. All the events
associated with these dates
were the result of ignoring the
little things, the minor infrac-
tions that, left unattended, will
result in disastrous results. It is
the old story of failing to
attend to the cracks in the
dam, which results in a flood
that is much more difficult to
manage.
The upsurge in crime in this
country, in my opinion, is a
result of our allowance of the
little things. The officer pulling
you over for -pccLding being
met with: 'Why you all do not
go after the real criminals?'
Well, folks, Timothy McVeigh,
the Oklahoma City 'omber,
was apprehended because of
a traffic violation a simple
broken tail light.
Far too often, motorists
across New Providence create
a third and fourth lane, child
in hand, while talking on their
cell phone. If the police force
were to arm every officer with
fixed penalty booklets and
traffic management tools, then
I believe we will see a reduc-
tion in crime.
This enforcement of what is
perceived to be minor offences
reduces and limits the oppor-


tunity for major offences. Why
are cars driving without prop-
er lights and specifications?
Why are motorcyclists riding
without helmets, and under-
age persons allowed to pur-
chase alcohol? These actions
are the roots and sprouts. Why
are we waiting to tackle them
when they become large trees
and bushes? If this is not crim-
inal, then what is?
Nevertheless, credit must be
given to the police. We see the
occurrence of this zero toler-
ance approach, but it is not
maintained. Case in point, last
Friday saw during the evening
hours a swarm of police activ-
ity on various intersections
throughout New Providence.
Heavily armed officers could
be seen stopping and search-
ing suspect vehicles and issu-
ing traffic citations. Excellent
initiative, except that on Sat-
urday and Sunday, as I drove
past these same intersections
no police officers could be
seen. We are all familiar with
the various flood stories that
have occurred during the ages;
usually they only last for a sea-
son. Consistent, sustainable
approaches need to be imple-
mented for effective policing.
There is no magic bullet to
policing our country, but it is
also not rocket science. There
are laws that exist which need
to be enforced.

NB: Gamal Newry is the
president of Preventative


Measures, a loss prevention
and asset protection training
and consulting company, spe-
cialising in policy and proce-
dure development, business
security reviews and audits,
and emergency and crisis man-


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT


agement.
Comments can be sent to
P.O. Box N-3154 Nassau,
Bahamas or, e-mail
gnewry@preventativemea-
sures.net or visit us at
www.preventativemeasures.net


2007/CLE/gen/0197


Common Law and Equity Division

BETWEEN


COMMONWEALTH BANK LIMITED



Plaintiff
AND



PHENICE P. MORLEY

Defendant


NOTICE OF ADJOURNED HEARING
TAKE NOTICE that the Summons filed
herein the 14th, day of June A.D., 2007 which
was scheduled to be heard before the Deputy
Registrar Donna Newton in Chambers, 3rd
Floor Ansbacher House, East Street North on
Friday the 8th, day of February A.D., 2008 at
12:00 in the afternoon will now be heard on
Friday the 29th day of February A.D., 2008 at
11:30 in tl fore-noon.


Dated this 13th, day of February, A.D. 2008



GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO
Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street and Victoria Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiff


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