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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: March 14, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Spatial Coverage: Bahamas
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in outstanding debts


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
THE ZNS pension fund is
under funded by around $12 mil-
lion, it was revealed in the Senate
yesterday.
Senator Kay Smith, parlia-
mentary secretary in the Prime
Minister's Office with responsi-
bility for broadcasting, made this
disclosure, also revealing that the
corporation has yet to collect
more than $4 million in outstand-
ing debts.
And, she said, Bahamas Broad-
casting Corporation has not been
audited in the last five years and it
will cost the FNM government
around $350,000 to get the cor-
poration's accounts in order.
Meanwhile, she said that,
thanks to equipment malfunc-
tions, ZNS no longer effectively
provides radio coverage to the
entire Bahamas and has been
warned by the US government for


sending out uncontrolled signals
that interrupt broadcasts by
American stations.
Mrs Smith said the FNM gov-
ernment has given itself an 18-
month time-frame for cl.ining up
and auditing five years ot accounts
at ZNS.
Under the former PLP govern-
ment, "lack of fiscal prudence and
the absence of good corporate
governance was the order of the
day at the corporation," she said.
"Accounts have not been audited
during the past five years and after
the 2002 election two crucial indi-
viduals responsible for corporate
governance at the corporation,
the general manager and finan-
cial controller, were removed
from their positions and others
put in those posts," Mrs Smith
told the Senate.
Senator Smith said the govern-
ment has committed a subvention
of $8 million to the corporation

SEE page nine


The EPA will be 'coming of

age experience for Bahamas'
By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
THE Economic Partnership Agreement is set to be a "coming of
age" experience for the Bahamas, chairman of the Trade Commission,
John Delaney told the audience at a packed town meeting on the
subject on Wednesday.
Mr Delaney and other panelists informed the audience that the
Bahamas will by necessity have to meet worldwide standards in terms
of key areas of legislation, become more competitive, more transpar-
ent in its procurement of goods and services, and begin to trade with the
world on internationally-accepted terms if it becomes a signatory to the
trade agreement.
Negotiations in themselves have also been a learning curve for the
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* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
A PROMINENT merchant
and two other men were charged
in Magistrate's Court Thursday
with allegedly receiving 438 cases
of stolen Heineken beer valued at
over $16,000.
Peter Kemp, 48, of Robinson
Road son of late bar owner
Audley Kemp Kevin Miller,
37, of Wilson Tract and Lavardo
Armbrister, 34, of Sunshine Park
were arraigned in Magistrate's
Court No. 6 charged with receiv-
ing the stolen beer.
Court dockets allege that
between March 3 and March 10,
while being concerned together
and with others, the defendants
dishonestly received 438 cases of
Heineken beer valued at $16,425,
property of Burns House Ltd,
knowing the same to have been
obtained by an offence.
The defendants pleaded not
guilty to the charge and were
each granted $10,000 bail with
one surety. They requested their
case to be heard in Magistrate's
rather than Supreme Court.
Inspector Don Bannister, who
appeared for the prosecution,
applied to have the merchandise
returned to Burns House Ltd cit-
ing the alcohol had a short shelf
life. This application was later
withdrawn.
The case was adjourned to May
9.
Willie Moss appeared as coun-
sel on behalf of the three defen-
dants, he was assisted by Lillith
Smith.
Previous police reports state
that last Monday, a delivery truck

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THIS FLOODED lot in the
Coral Vista subdivision is at
the heart of dispute between
developer Stanley Bethel and
property owner Cynthia Bain.

A HEATED dispute has
broken out between a
Bahamian property owner
and the developer of a higher-
end subdivision over claims of
a flooded lot.
Cynthia Bain purchased a
lot in the Coral Vista subdivi-
sion for $75,000 almost two
years ago, and told The Tri-
bune that she may have to
spend another $40,000 just to
be able to lay a special foun-
dation on property which is
now completely under water.
However, developer Stan-
ley Bethel of Bethel's Truck-
ing said yesterday that the lot
was in perfectly usable condi-
tion when it was sold to Ms
Bain and that he believes that
SEE page 10


Former Family Island

Commissioner killed

in boating accident
A FORMER Family Island Com-
missioner was killed yesterday when
he fell into a boat propeller while
fishing with a friend.
According to reports late last
night, Allison Deleveaux, the for-
mer Island Administrator for Ack-
lins. Crooked Island and Long Cay.
was killed when the boat he and a
friend. Bernard Deleveaux, was in
hit a rock. He was thrown over-
board.
The two were fishing in the area
off Crooked Island when the acci-
dent occurred.
Mr Ferguson dove into the water
to save his friend, but was unable
to. He ended up sustaining severe
injuries to an arm and leg. according
SEE page nine


Zhivargo Laing's

attorney questions

PLP campaign

worker in court
By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
THE ATTORNEY for Zhivar-
go Laing has quizzed a PLP cam-
paign worker on the sources of
her information on the living sta-
tus of voters about whom she has
testified, revealing that some of
this knowledge is first hand. and
the remainder is from what sec-
ond-hand parties told her.
Italia Rolle was cross-exam-
ined by Robert Adams in Elec-
tion Court yesterday about her
testimony on more than 20 voters.
Ms Rolle said that the voter
Malinda Adderlev did not live at
the 141 Dampier Drive location
in Marco City during the relevant
period before the election, but
instead lived outside the con-
stituency at Caravel Beach before
moving to Eight Mile Rock.
When asked by Mr Adams if
she had personally visited the
alleged Eight Mile Rock resi-
dence, Ms Rolle said that she had
not. However, the witness told
the court that she and Ms Adder-
ley attended the same church, and
she has seen her heading in the
direction of Eight Mile Rock on
Sunday.
Mr Adams challenged the sig-
nificance of this statement point-
ing out through questioning that
the witness could not see the set-
tlement from the church.
The witness subsequently tes-
tified that Wallace Adderley.
father of Malinda. was someone
she spoke to about the voter in
December 2006. He reportedly
informed her that his daughter
did not live at the Dampier Drive
location.
After more questioning Ms
Rolle also revealed that she spoke
with Ms Adderley, and she told
her where she lived. Though
asserting that this conversation
happened before the election, NMs
Rolle did not remember the spe-
cific date this conversation
occurred.
In the case of Edmund Camp-
bell, Ms Rolle told the court that
her testimony that he resided at
number 49 Fleming Street. which
is in the Pineridge constituency. is
based on information she
received from someone else.
Ms Rolle testified on Wecdtns.
day that Mr Camphell's \\il'e
Blanche. lives at the numlnei )0
Cartier Circle address with his
children. lie used to li\e thcli.
she said. but he no longer
does.
When asked by Philip 'RHi ax\
Davis how she knew this, the xwit
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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Pineridge MP
Kwasi Thompson says he is ful- "
filling a promise to constituents
by starting road and general
improvement works in the Hud-
son Estate area.
The poor state of roads, lack
of water drains and overgrown
bushes have been major con-
cerns in that residential subdi-
vision for many years.
Mr Thompson said he is "very O
pleased" to be able to address
the problems and provide much
needed relief to residents.
He said work has started on
the installation of two water KB if
drains to alleviate the severe
flooding at the corners of Explorer's Way and
Triana Drive, as well as at Explorer's Way and
Melbourne Crescent.
After the drains are installed, 125 feet of
badly pot-holed streets will be resurfaced, he
said.
MP Thompson said that overgrown bushes
along the road and indiscriminate dumping in
the area are also of particular concern and will
be addressed.


"We have already started cut-
ting back the bushes) to give
children and residents a safe
place to walk," he said.
"We have just started and
there is lot more work to do as
we also plan to repair the sub-
division walls in this area."
Mr Thompson said that he is
happy with the response from
residents, who have shown their
interest in the upkeep of the
subdivision by forming a com-
mittee which will be eventually
grow into a homeowners asso-
ciation.
"Today is a good day for the
residents of Hudson Estates as
work has begun on the Hudson
Estate Project under the Piner-
idge Pride Initiative," he said.
"We are very thankful for the
FNM government who has made this possible.
This is one the things that came as a result of
the constituency allowance that was awarded to
every MP for their constituency.
This is an FNM policy and we thank Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham and all team mem-
bers involved in this project."
Mr Thompson also thanked Sanford Rolle,
William Martinborough, V C Coolebrooke and
Livingston Rolle, a contractor for L&R.


Bahamas Crisis Centre launches


a peace initiative in schools


AS part of the efforts to help
stem the growing violence
among Bahamian youths, the
Crisis Centre has launched a
peace initiative in schools.
The centre has organised a
Green'Ribbon Campaign for
the past eight years to target
school-aged children, teaching
non-violent conflict resolution
techniques, respect, peace and
healthy communication strate-
gies in primary and secondary
schools throughout the
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"As we feel that the lack of
awareness and regard for non-
violent and pro-social behav-
iors contributes to the growing
violence in our nation, the cen-
tre decided to focus on the
whole issue of peace, love and
respect in an effort to engen-
der healthier peer relationships
and school safety and, thereby,
a safer, healthier nation," said
the centre in a statement.
"This year we are conse-
quently collaborating with oth-
er government and non-gov-
ernment agencies in planning a
massive peace campaign to
mobilise our schools, public and
private to participate in activi-
ties, including morning assem-
blies and competitions."
The competitions will include
essay writing, art, rap,
cheerleading and step
contests.
The most dynamic presenta-
tions on ways to create a peace-
ful environment for young peo-
ple will be favoured.
The theme for the campaign
is "Catch yourself, don't wreck
yourself violence is out of
style". It was chosen by students
who felt the words would cap-
ture the interest of young peo-
ple and encourage them to par-
ticipate and work toward peace
in their schools and communi-
ties.
"As bullying is one of the
issues that concern us greatly,
we hope that the schools
involved in the campaign will
also design and develop a writ-
ten anti-bullying policy, specif-
ic to the surroundings and expe-
riences of the students in their
particular schools," said the
statement.
At the same time as the
school-based campaign is tak-
ing place, the centre said it will
be reaching out to families with
parenting information and tools
to assist in ensuring healthy and
nurturing parenting, which will
reinforce what is being taught in
schools.


"Following several months of
sustained activity to promote
peace in our schools, the Crisis
Centre will be distributing rib-
bons and bracelets to students
and business places to be worn
as a symbol of our commitment
to peace," it said.
"As the problem of violence
and inappropriate conflict res-
olution affects all residents of
the Bahamas, we feel that if this
problem is not addressed early
on in our children's lives, it will
escalate even more. Even
though other groups are looking
at ways to combat violence in
the community, as far as we are
aware, the Crisis Centre is the
only organisation involved in a
massive school-based campaign
to teach peaceful conflict reso-
lution."
"In addition to being involved
in the contests and presenta-
tions, we hope that schools will
establish and develop areas,
such as peace nooks or gardens,
which can be used for taking
time out and quiet reflection
and even defusing conflicts
before they escalate," the state-
ment said.
The Crisis Centre is a private
non-profit organisation and, as
such, relies heavily on contri-
butions by companies, agencies
and organizations to enable the
centre to continue its coun-
selling services, as well as
expand its activities and pro-
jects and campaigns.
This year's campaign carries
an estimated cost of $70,000.
"It is only by working togeth-
er in a co-ordinated community
that we can prevent and maybe
even eliminate violence in our
nation," said the centre. "Any
assistance you can give will be
greatly appreciated."
The centre's administrator
Novelette Fox said anyone who
wants more information on the
Green Ribbon Campaign
should call her at 328-0922 or
Kathy Ingraham at Capital City
Marketing 323-5589.


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Freeport man
charged over

Larry Getty
Resort break-in

* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT- A 33-year-old
Freeport man is the sixth person
to be charged in the Eight Mile
Rock Magistrate's Court in con-
nection with a break-in at the
Larry Getty Resort at Bootle
Bay.
Jeffier Nelson, a resident of
Bass Lane, was arraigned
before Magistrate Gwen Claude
on the charge of burglary.
It is alleged that on March 2,
Nelson, being concerned with
others, broke into the home of
Larry Getty at the Larry Getty
Resort, with intent to commit
a felony.
Nelson was also charged with
causing damage.
It is alleged that on the same
date and place, Nelson, with
others, intentionally and unlaw-
fully caused material damage
to a door jamb valued at
$409.47, the property of Larry
Getty.
Nelson was not required to
enter a plea to the burglary
charge.
He pleaded not guilty to the
charge of causing damage.
Magistrate Claude adjourned
the matter to May 22 for a pre-
liminary inquiry and remanded
Nelson to Her Majesty's Prison
in Fox Hill until that date.
Two police officers have also
been charged in connection
with the incident.
A seventh person, Luigi
Dowdeswell Lockhart, 32, of
Bimini Place, is still being
sought by police for questioning
in connection with the incident.
OVERSEAS NEWS

Rice toughens

anti-Chavez

rhetoric
BRASILIA, Brazil
Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice said yesterday that all UN
nations, including Venezuela,
have an obligation to go after ter-
rorists and keep them from oper-
ating within their borders.
The comment was largely a
warning shot for Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez, who U.S.
officials suspect has lent support
to Colombian rebels. In recent
days, Rice and President Bush
have sharpened their rhetoric
against Chavez while at the same
time praising Colombia and oth-
er Latin American allies in a bid
to isolate the Venezuelan leader
and bolster alliances in the region.
Asked whether the U.S. was
seriously considering designating
Venezuela as a state sponsor of
terrorism, Rice said the U.S. was
ready to respond if necessary.
"There is after all a U.N. oblig-
ation that all states have under-
taken to do everything that they
can to prevent terrorists from
actively using their territory, from
being engaged in terrorist financ-
ing," Rice told reporters after a
meeting with Brazilian leaders
during a two-day trip to the
region. "These are obligations
that all responsible states have
taken and we expect responsible
states to live up to those obliga-
tions."
On Venezuela's reported ties
to Colombian rebels, Rice said:
"We will watch the situation and
the United States will act accord-
ingly."
Bush administration officials
say that adding a nation to a list of
terrorism sponsors is not some-
thing they take lightly. Labeling
Chavez a terrorism ally, unless
absolutely necessary, also could
embolden his confrontational
style, increase tension in the
region and complicate trade mat-
ters, U.S. officials fear.
But Rice, like Bush, made it
clear the U.S. stands behind
Colombia in its efforts against the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Colombia, or FARC rebels, and
has little patience for Chavez.
Chavez denies that his county
provides refuge to the FARC.
"Borders are important," Rice
said. "But borders cannot be a
means by which terrorists hide
and engage in activities that kill
innocent civilians."


Earlier this month, Chavez and
Ecuador's president, Rafael Cor-
rea, ordered troops to their
Colombian borders and withdrew
their ambassadors from Bogota
after Colombian commandos
killed a top rebel leader, Raul
Reyes, on Ecuadorean soil.


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Immigration director rejects bribe


allegation inv

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


DIRECTOR of Immigration
Vernon Burrows yesterday dis-
missed allegations that one of
his senior officers was bribed
by a Dominican businessman
to the tune of $20,000 to secure
the release of a 19-seater air-
craft that was being held in
Arthur's Town, Cat Island.
According to initial reports,
the aircraft, which was carrying
19 Dominicans 18 men and
one woman landed in
Arthur's Town some time last
month; allegedly without the
passengers having proper
authorisation to be in the coun-
try. Upon inspection, police onl
the island informed their cen-
tral control station in New Prov-
idence, which in turn alerted


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
UNTIL such time as the insuf-
ficient infrastructure in Harbour
Island is upgraded any current
and future applications for fur-
ther development on the island
should be denied, the Save Har-
bour Island Association has
advised government.
In a letter dated February 24
concerning an application from
the developer of the Runaway
Hill Club for a permit to add var-
ious additional amenities to his
project, president of the SHIA,
Peter Stanton, said that excessive
development on 'Briland is
threatening to tear the "social
fabric" of the island and render
Bahamians the minority.
According to the SHIA. the
letter has been sent to Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham, Minister
of State for Finance Zhivargo
Laing, Minister of Works Earl
Deveaux, Minister of Lands and
Local Government Sidney Col-
lie and Minister of Tourism Neko
Grant, along with other senior
officials.
Pointing to developer Mark
Messier's proposal to add 50
"units" to the 11 that exist at his
Runaway Hill Club site, along
with a "business centre", second
bar/restaurant and parking for up
to 80 vehicles, Mr Stanton tells
government that this must be
denied in the interests of the
quaint island community.
SHIA contends that statistics
show that Harbour Island, riding
on the "long-term model of small
boutique hotels and a committed
winter resident community", has
enjoyed an above average income
per capital than the rest of the
Bahamas.
The success of this model so
far, now combined with the neg-
ative impact of the "increased
strain" on the island's electric and
water supply already brought
about by the approval of expan-
sions at various resorts "with-
out...any material provision (in
terms of infrastructural upgrades)
to accommodate it" is proof
enough that Harbour Island
"does not need more major
development," the association
advocates.
The current government is
accused of, overturning the pre-


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Immigration officers who flew
to the island.
All 19 passengers and the two
Dominican pilots were arrest-
ed and sent to New Providence
where they were held at the
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre. Mr Burrows has denied
accusations that a senior Immi-
gration officer was paid $20,000
to secure the release of these
21 Dominicans. Mr Burrows
confirmed yesterday that the
passengers were in fact travel-


vious government's approval for a
250-foot dock in front of Romora
Bav in favour of a 650-foot long
and 300-foot wide dock, with
building set to begin on May 1.
Mr Stanton claimed in an e-
mail to The Tribune that this is
one of several "character chang-
ing developments" which make
it "unthinkable that another large
development is even being pro-
posed for this tiny island."
If given the green light, the
Runaway Hill Club expansion
would cause the density of build-
ings on the site to "far exceed the
limits for the hotel district in the
Master Plan for Harbour Island,
which was initiated by the prior
administration and is nearing
completion by the Ministry of
Works," the letter claims. Mean-
while, the 'Briland community
has had "no chance to consider
and respond to the proposed
development in a public hearing."
Harbour Island has been recog-
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ling on a commercial airline,
Carib Air, however without
proper visas. For this reason,
and the fact that the department
has seen an increase in bogus
flights landing in Family Islands,
all persons on the flight were
sent to the Detention Centre in
Nassau.
"The next day, the owner of
the airline came into Nassau,
met with some of my senior
people here, trying to get his
aircraft, indicating that it was a
legitimate mistake on their part
by bringing in these Domini-
cans without visas.
"The directors then advised
him that the only way we would
release the aircraft is if he would
foot the bill for repatriating
those persons back to the
Dominican Republic on anoth-
er aircraft at his cost; because
we could not trust his aircraft


senior officer


to take the people back to the
Dominican Republic," he said,
The airline owner, whose
name Mr Burrows would not
release, then contacted Sky
Bahamas Airlines to handle the
repatriation. After this was
completed, authorisation was
given to allow the commercial
aircraft at Cat Island to leave,
Mr Burrows said.
"After he (the airline owner)
would have done that we gave
him a very stern warning about
his airline to assure him that if
such matters like that happen
again, we will make an attempt
to have the aircraft confiscat-
ed. Then, I think they allowed, I
don't know if it was the same
pilots or other pilots, to move
the plane from Arthur's Town
after they were released," he
said. Laughing off the assertion
that one of his senior officials


had been bribed to secure the
release of the aircraft, Mr Bur-
rows said that he had heard a
similar fictitious story that three
of his officials were bribed for
$2,500.
"The man (airline owner)
actually came to see me. I could
not see him because I was in
another meeting, so I directed
(a senior officer), along with
two other assistant directors to
meet with him. So when I heard
that $2,500 was paid, I said 'to
my three directors!? Give me a
break man'. That was some-
thing I could not even listen to.
That is utter nonsense. And for
people to even think things like
that is the same reason I asked
for three directors to be in the
same meeting. There will be no
way in the world no bribing per-
son could bribe three of them,"
he said.


best islands to visit in the
Caribbean, with its mixture of
quaint island authenticity and
celebrity-magnet status key to
this. However, the island has suf-
fered increasingly from power
blackouts and water supply issues
as a result of an overburdening
of the system in place, with resi-
dents complaining that develop-
ment has outstripped existing
resources.
In February, MP for Eleuthera
Alvin Smith told The Tribune that
he agrees that an expansion of
Runaway Hill Club should not be
given the go-ahead until the elec-
tricity and water problems are
dealt with on the island.
Last July, numerous residents
contacted The Tribune to point
out that a massive increase in
power outages on the island was
driving tourists away from the
popular destination "in droves".
Without basic utilities the situa-
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3 *ORAULT- 6TOTH EITOR


DURING A radio talk show yesterday
Mr Vincent Peet, who was minister of finan-
cial services and investment in the Christie
government, said that Baha Mar had initial-
ly approached his government with a $1.2
billion proposal to redevelop Cable Beach. It
was only later when Harrah's entered the
picture that the investment was increased to
2.6 billion.
Mr Peet should know because as minister
of financial services and investment in Mr
Christie's cabinet at the time, he was very
close to the Cable Beach negotiations.
The fact that Baha Mar was initially pre-
pared to go it alone suggests that with or
without a partner Baha Mar should still be
able to continue with its original $1.2 billion
plan, while it looks for an investor to step
into Harrah's shoes in a joint venture for the
second phase.
At a press conference on Tuesday, when
he refused to entertain reporters' questions,
Mr Christie blamed Prime Minister Ingra-
ham for "wrecking" the Baha Mar-Harrah's
deal by his "intemperate language" in par-
liament on March 5. It was Mr Ingraham, he
said, who had sabotaged the $2.6 million deal.
What is interesting is that on May 25, 2005
during the Christie administration when Mr
Obie Wilchcombe as tourism minister laid
on the table of the House the heads of agree-
ment entered into on April 6, 2005 between
Baha Mar Development Company Ltd and
the Bahamas government -after being prod-
ded by the FNM from political platforms
about "confidential clauses" Mr Wilch-
combe gave a timeline for the completion of
the first phase of the project.
Mr Wilchcombe said that the conditions
attached to the agreement were that Baha
Mar had to give government "reasonably sat-
isfactory evidence" that it had the required
$400 million as equity in the project with
equity participation by "world class interna-
tional hotel and casino partners."
Government wanted a guarantee by
August 31, 2005 that Baha Mar had world
class international hotel partners, and by
December 31 of the same year that it had
casino equity partners. Shortly afterwards
Caesar's and Harrah's entered the picture.
Mr Wilchcombe also said that government
wanted "satisfactory evidence" that Baha
Mar had obtained adequate funding for the
$1 billion project. He presented to the House
Baha Mar's projected times for starting and
completing the first phase of the develop-


ment.
If the West Bay Street infrastructure and
Base Road had started at the beginning of
2006, as planned by the developers, it would
have been completed by the end of that year.
Also if the developers had been allowed to
start, as they had proposed, to replace the
government buildings and the bank at the
beginning of 2006 that phase would have
been finished by April the following year -
almost a month before the May 2, 2007 gen-
eral election. Also before that election the
demolition of the West Bay Street and Wyn-
dham hotel would have started and been
completed several months later.
Even construction of the 75,000 square
foot casino and the 1,300-room hotel would
have been started before the election and
would have been completed in 2009. Before
the election, if the Christie government had
acted, there would have been much activity at
Cable Beach and the ambitious tourist pro-
gramme would have been well on its way to
completion. But instead there was nothing
but talk, grandiose promises and, now that the
deal has collapsed, useless fingerpointing.
Mr Christie is blaming Mr Ingraham for
sabotaging a programme that Mr Christie
could not even get off the ground.
Despite Mr Christie boasting to the nation
in February 2004 that government was close
to sealing the billion dollar deal for Cable
Beach, a month later the lzmirlians
announced that they had withdrawn their
proposals.
At the time sources told The Tribune that
the Izmirlian group had become increasingly
frustrated at the Christie government's appar-
ent inability to make a decision on whether to
approve the deal. In the absence of either a
"yes" or "no" answer they had decided to
withdraw.
Mr Christie sweet-talked them back to
the table and the deal-making was dragged on
for another three years, still with no deci-
sions.
And so, although Harrah's might have
used Mr Ingraham's "intemperate words" as
an excuse to slither away, coupled with their
many other reasons, amongst them govern-
ment's "inability to execute in a timely man-
ner," it was not Mr Ingraham's hard mouth
that scuppered the deal, but Mr Christie's
humming-and-hawing that did it in.
No wonder Mr Christie refused to enter-
tain reporters' questions at his party's press
conference on Tuesday.


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

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Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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EDITOR, The Tribune.
IT IS patently clear that since
the PLP lost the last election
they have just about "lost it" as
it relates to Urban Renewal.
The leader of the PLP, former
Prime Minister Perry Gladstone
Chrisite, looking forward, seems
to be stuck on Urban Renewal.
This forces me to ask, "What is
so mysterious about Urban
Renewal. What really happened
when it was in full swing? Is
there something that we did not
see or know about the pro-
gramme? Was there an ulterior
motive?"
These questions must be
asked, but some information
has already surfaced. And most
of it is not too pleasant or com-
plimentary to the PLP. It seems
to expose the real plan. In fact
Bahamians now know that they
may have been duped. They
may now be able to see just why
there is all the hollering, and
why there seems to be an insis-
tence for the return.
The story behind all the
screaming as I now understand
it seems that Urban Renewal
was designed specifically to aid
PLP supporters. Regardless
how they spin it, which is what
happened: the programme and
the headquarters were used for
PLP to get whatever they want-
ed as opposed to going to the
constituency headquarters,
while subtly campaigning.
The naked truth is that Urban
Renewal is a prQgramme that


was camouflaged to be biparti-
san, but it didn't take long
before the true colours came
out. The cleaning up of the
community and the removal of
derelict vehicles I have been led
to believe was done on a pref-
erential basis. As I understand it
only PLPs benefited from that.
There was help supposedly
arranged through Social Ser-
vices to render assistance to
supposedly deserving appli-
cants. But it was not long
before, that while applications
were taken from FNM appli-
cants, I am told that only PLPs
got assistance. The marching
band was mostly PLP children.
It is also alleged the things
that were solicited for Urban
Renewal was easily accounted
for. It is claimed that people
were benefitting other than the
people who really needed the
solicited stuff.
Crime did not cease because
right smack in Mr Christie's
constituency, only stone's throw
away from the Farm Road
Urban Renewal Office, there
were several murders by alleged
drug gangs.
It is safe to say that Urban
Renewal did precious little to
prevent the sale of drugs and
the drug activities in his con-


stituency. So where is the proof
of success?
The "second chance" pro-
gramme that Mr Christie touted
was a dismal failure. It is alleged
that some criminals, who were
discharged from prison prema-
turely, have since used the dis-
guise of Urban Renewal offi-
cers to do crime. This cannot
be something that Mr Chrisite
and the PLP want to brag
about.
The only thing, Urban
Renewal was successful for the
PLP. During the last election
the headquarters were used as
PLP headquarters, especially in
Fox Hill and Farm Road.
Therefore any sensible honest
Bahamian can easily deduce
that the PLP needed the Urban
Renewal Offices to open with
the same personnel so that they
could have a sustained pro-
gramme to help only PLP sup-
porters, and to use the head-
quarters to their benefit. This
cannot be right.
During the recent "wake"
held by the PLP it was hilari-
ous watching Mr Christie
demanding that the FNM gov-
ernment bring Urban Renewal
back just like they left it. It was
really silly to watch the former
Prime Minister waste his time,
when he should have been con-
vincing Bahamians that they
have changed.
IVOINE W INGRAHAM
Nassau,
March, 2008.


Some questions for Government


EDITOR, The Tribune.
THERE is no doubt even to a
blind person that since May, 2007
through a Government decision
to re-look at all anchor develop-
ment projects this has had a dra-
matic economic effect on our
economy and estimates of the
IMF cannot, no in fact, are impos-
sible to be achieved for at least
this fiscal year.
If the Government is. as they
proclaim, transparent can the
Prime Minister please respond to
the following:
In a publication: What's your
Duty... The Customs & Invest-
ment Digest of The Bahamas
2006-07 on pages 75-79 there is a
comprehensive list of approved
Heads of Agreements for devel-
opment projects. Can the Prime
Minister simply advise which pro-
posal is "active" (actually being
constructed now?) which project
has been stopped awaiting fur-
ther evaluation? Which project
has been cancelled? Why, having
been approved the principals can-
celled?
1) The Abaco Club, Winding
Bay building is not completed.


2) Great Guana Cay Discov-
ery Land Co building.
3) Bimini Bay, Cap Group -
building.
4) Port Howe, Crystal Mount
Ltd.
5) Pittstown Point, Pittstown
Point Landings.
6) Windermere Island. Win-
dermere Island, North Dev Co.
7) Eleuthera Properties...ques-
tion: has this stopped?
8) Cape Eleuthera Proper-
ties, DeVos Family.
9) Royal Island. Cypress
Equities.
10) Governor's Harbour, Gov-
ernor's Harbour Resort.
11) Sky Beach Dev. Eleuthera
- French Leave Resort.
12) Sky Beach Dev. Eleuthera
- Sky Beach Club.
13) Crab Cay and Little Crab
Cay, Exuma.
14) Emerald Bay, Exuma --
built.
15) Exuma Resorts Develop-
ers, Four Seasons built.
16) cGldRocLCcLk, Grand Bahama.
Film Studio.
17) West End Ginn Co infra-
structure stage.
18) Abraham's Bay, Mayagua-


na, I-Group infrastructure stage.
19) Rose Island, Ritz Carlton
- planning.
20) South Ocean, Tavistock
group-- Albany planning stage.
21) Montana Holdings Rum
Cay infrastructure stage.
Yes we immediately know of
some of these as we can see them
rising out of the ground, but the
rest is the question as to where
the projects are?
Minister of State. Nevmour
stated in Parliament or implied
that BEC pays customs duty on
fuel....Sir, I think you will find
that there is a trade-off duty
against use by government and
no payment (cash) transactions
that is what impairs BEC's cash-
flow further. Why is Revenue
benefiting from the cost increase
especially when it comes to the
cost of diesel? Can't they adjust as
fuel costs increase certainly they
could on Bunker C for stamp tax
7 per cent?
N RUSSELL
Nassau,
March 2008.


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Bail for man
charged with aiding
father's escape
from police station
MELVIN NlMaycock Jr, who
is charged with a police sergeant
with aiding in his father's escape
from the Elizabeth Estates
Police Station, was granted
$20,000 bail on Wednesday.
Maycock Jr was found to be
meeting his bail conditions as
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one surety by Magistrate Guil-
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Heights, was arraigned with
Sergeant Troy Lewis, 38, of
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sau Street on Monday after-
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It is alleged that on Thurs-
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acting together and with others,
aided in the escape of Melvin
Maycock, Sr, who was in lawful
custody at Elizabeth Estates
police station.
Lewis and Maycock Jr, have
both pleaded not guilty to the
charge and have chosen to have
their case heard in Magistrate's
Court rather than Supreme
Court.
Officer Lewis has also been
granted $20,000 bail with one
surety. The case was adjourned
to June 10.

IMP regular

general meeting
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that the regular general meet-
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been rescheduled from Thurs-
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March 27.
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* By CLEMENT CHEA
A 14-YEAR-OLD CI Gib-
son student was rushed to
hospital after being struck by
a car while attempting to cross
Robinson Road.
He was thrown 10 feet from
the point of impact and sus-
tained serious head injuries
as well as a few abrasions
about the body.
The incident took place on
Tuesday at around 8pm. The
victim, 10th grade student
Morley St Louis, was struck
by a gold Nissan Altima.
When The Tribune arrived
on the scene, police officers
attempted to prevent the
media from taking pictures
and gathering information,
saying it was not lawful for
the incident to be covered.
According to the victim's
cousin Marvin Michelle. with
whom he was walking, the
two had just left the Cable
Bahamas parking lot when
the incident occurred.
Mr Michelle said they were
about to cross Robinson Road
when Morley saw a car
coming fast, "so he stop me
by putting his hand on my
chest".
It was after this that Morley
attempted to cross the street
and didn't see the gold car
coming, or "he mussy thought
he could beat it," his cousin
said.
After St Louis was struck
by the car, paramedics and
traffic police arrived on the
scene within a few minutes.
The victim's mother, who
was at work at the Wendvs at
the nearby Mall at Marathon,
arrived as he was about to be
transported by ambulance to
the hospital.
She was visibly shaken as
she tried to inquire as to her
son's condition.


The Tribune's reporter ..
properly identified himself to
a corporal at the scene and
proceeded to cover the story .
but was then asked by offi-
cers to stop taking pictures ....
and not mention the name of
the driver of the gold car,
Herdesa Alexandria Knowles. &,
He was threatened with a law-
suit.
The reporter reminded the
officers that the accident was
a matter of public record and
that they could not prohibit
him from doing his job. E '
The Tribune was unable to
determine the condition of
the victim up to press time .
last night.


Two armed men rob


Shell Service Station

* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

ARMED robbers boldly entered a Shell Service Station on
Wednesday afternoon and fled the scene with an undetermined
amount of cash, police reported.
Assistant Superintendent Walter Evans told the media that
around 1.50 pm, two dark men one brandishing a handgun and
both dressed in white t-shirts and blue jeans entered the Shell
Service Station located on Wulff Road near Mount Royal
Avenue, demanding cash from the cashier.
Cash was turned over to the assailants and the
thieves made their escape with an undetermined amount of
money.
Police are following some leads in connection with this mat-
ter.
In another incident, a 25-year-old man reported to police
that shortly after 1pm on Wednesday, while he was in the High-
bury Park area, a man dressed in white t- shirt and blue trousers
got into his car.
Mr Evans said the 25-year-old, who was not sitting in the
car at the time, approached the car thief, "who produced and
swung a cutlass at him" before speeding off in the vehicle a
blue 2006 Chevy Epica registration number 157701.
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that make up part of the walls
in the main lobby and kitchen,
are thought to be part of
Bowe's Tavern, a watering
hole and the site for occasion-
al slave auctions.
The building later became
a sponge warehouse, country
store and home to the Minns
family.
The separate standing cook-
house now serves as the club's
main bar called the 'Slave
Kitchen' Bar.
During what are known in
the Bahamas as the Loyalist
years, from 1783 to 1834 -
when slaves were emancipated
- southern plantation owners
loyal to the British were
deemed persona non-grata in
the newly formed United
States.
Their plight was eased when
the English crown awarded
vast tracks of land on the new-
ly acquired Bahamian Islands
of Exuma, Cat Island and
Long Island, sometimes called
the cotton islands.
The trading ship, Peace and
Plenty, brought Lord Denys
Rolle's entourage and other
supplicants to Exuma, landing
at Bowe's Tavern on Eliza-
beth Harbour (now home to
the annual National Family
Island Regatta), to began their
new lives.


The virgin hardwood forests
were cleared, and some of the
wood was used to construct
modest plantation houses, the
rest being shipped to the bud-
ding capitol city of Nassau,
some 150 miles to the north-
west.
Handbills advertising Exu-
ma timber for sale are still on
view at a library in Nassau.
The 1926 hurricane razed
most of the remaining origi-
nal plantation houses on Little
and Great Exuma.
The only remaining planta-
tion house is located near
Williamstown, Little Exuma,
and its condition is deterio-
rating. As the cotton came
into production, the present
site of Club Peace and Plenty
became a hive of activity,
offering easy Elizabeth Har-
bour access to ships from Eng-
land offloading merchandise
and supplies and returning
laden with fine cotton for the
mills of Manichester.
Georgetown, the provincial
capitol of the Exumas, was
incorporated in 1793 and
probably boasted more citi-
zens than today.
After 15 good years, cotton
production started to decrease
due primarily to the thin soil
and a lack of understanding
of soil management. With the


advent of the Chenille Bug,
which turned the cotton balls
red, the industry was in serious
trouble.
The knockout blow came in
1834, when England emanci-
pated all slaves, with special
provision in Exuma to phase
out the indenture until 1838.
With the collapse of cotton
and no viable replacement,
plantation owners and over-
seers left the island for more
promising environs.
Attempts to sell the fallow
land were unsuccessful and
most of the properties were
abandoned, and deemed to be
worthless.
Groups of former slaves,
having no means to leave the
islands squatted on the exten-
sive acreage and their ances-
tors hold it to this day as 'gen-
eration' land, controlled by
committee.
In the 1950s tourism revi-
talised Exuma, which boasts
pristine water and fabulous
white sand beaches
Today, the management of
Peace and Plenty say, their
resort stands as a reminder to
hospitality stakeholders that
hotels can be better than vin-
tage wine the older they get,
the more competitive the price
they can offer for a unique,
tasteful product.


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Pastor David Cartwright Monday Evening, 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastor Lyall Bethel Tuesday Evening, 7:30 p.m.
Evangelist Kevin C. T, Knowles -Wednesday Evening, 7:30 p.m.
Pastor Allan Lee Thursday Evening, 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastor Edward W. Allen Good Friday Morning, 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Michael Johnson Good Friday Evening, 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastor Thomas Roberts Easter Sunday Evening, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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Minnis praises




work of National


Drug Council


* By Matt Maura
DRUG abuse continues to be a
critical problem in the Bahamas
despite the outstanding work of
the Bahamas National Drug
Council, Minister of Health and
Social Development Dr Hubert
Minnis said.
He said drug abuse has resulted
in broken homes, estranged fam-
ilies, increased criminal activity
and "a vicious cycle of destruc-
tion" that has affected every facet
of society
Dr Minnis said adolescents are
the greatest "at risk" population
in the Bahamas for drug abuse
due to peer pressure and their
tendency to emulate adults.
He added that drug prevention
education must play an essential
role in ensuring that future gen-
erations of Bahamians are not
compromised.
"We are aware of the tremen-
dous impact of peer pressure on
adolescents which often leads to
them engaging in certain kinds of
behaviour just to conform and be
a part of the crowd," Dr Minnis
said.
"The literature clearly states
that psychoactive drugs can cause
profound changes in the chem-
istry of the brain and other vital
organs and although their legiti-
mate use can relieve pain and
cure disease; their abuse can lead
to destruction."
Addressing persons attending
the official opening ceremony of
the Bahamas National Drug
Council's 18th annual exhibition
at the Mall at Marathon on
Wednesday, Dr Minnis applaud-
ed the council for the work it has
done since its establishment in
February, 1985, adding that the
council remains resolute in its
efforts to promote a drug-free
Bahamas.
Dr Minnis said the council has
organised a number of school-
based interventions in New Prov-
idence and the Family Islands to
provide drug education and train-
ing for teachers, support staff and


HEALTH MINISTER Dr Hubert Minnis, discusses the pitfalls of drug
abuse use with two male students.


students. He said these efforts
have resulted in a cadre of peer
leaders and professionals trained
in drug prevention and education.
The interventions have been held
in conjunction with the Ministry
of Education, Youth, Sports and
Culture.
The council has also hosted
training workshops for students,
police and Defence Force per-
sonnel, nurses, guidance counsel-
lors, teachers, representatives of
religious organizations and other
members of the community in a
number of Family Islands includ-
ing Abaco, the Berry Islands,
north, central and south
Eleuthera, Exuma. Cat Island and
Inagua.
"The council's efforts are real-
ising great success as the islands
mentioned have already estab-
lished committees and undertak-
en and completed projects related
to drug prevention education
which involves educating the pub-
lic on the dangers of drug use and
drug trafficking: empowering
individuals in these communities
to be accountable for their actions
and to make them more knowl-
edgeable about the disadvanta-
geous aspects of drug use and


abuse and trafficking," Dr Minnis
said. He said the most recent ini-
tiative in this regard was con-
ducted in Inagua in January, in
conjunction with the Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports and
Culture, which involved 40 stu-
dents participating in workshops.
Evening sessions were held for
parents and other adults.
"Reports indicate that this ini-
tiative was well-received and
appreciated by the community,"
Dr Minnis said.
He said attention is also being
given to the establishment of
community development action
committees, particularly in the
southern Bahamas, the popula-
tion of which because of its dis-
tance from the capital has "not
always been afforded the same
level of attention as the islands
that are closer to New Provi-
dence."
"It is imperative that we, as a
rising nation, equip our children,
teenagers and young adults
throughout the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas with the neces-
sary coping mechanisms in order
to eliminate the improper usage
of drugs in our communities," Dr
Minnis said.


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* MANGROVES by definition are
an assortment of trees and bushes
that have adapted to the harsh salty
zones between the land and sea.
They are one of the most produc-
tive and diverse habitats on earth.


Project BEACH teams up with Treasure Cay

Hotel Resort and Marina for competition


BLUE Lagoon Island -
This year's annual Marine
Education Poster Contest will
focus on mangroves, organis-
ers have announced.
Project BEACH, the non-
profit arm of the Dolphin
Encounters natural marine
park, has teamed up with
Treasure Cay Hotel Resort
and Marina to present the
eighth annual contest.
With the theme "Man-
groves, our national nurs-
eries", this year's competition
invites students throughout
the Bahamas to learn more
about the importance of man-
groves and to express their
thoughts through poster art.
"Mangroves are one of the
Bahamas' true natives being
partly responsible for the
development of many of our
islands and cays that exist,"
Project BEACH said in a
statement.
"Mangroves by definition
are an assortment of trees and
bushes that have adapted to
the harsh salty zones between
the land and sea."
The statement noted that
mangroves are one of the
most productive and diverse
habitats on earth.
"Mangroves are essential to
the Bahamas," said Annette
Dempsey. director of educa-
tion at Dolphin Encounters.
"They provide a nursery habi-
tat to over 100) species of fish
and marine invertebrates
including conummercially impor-
tant species such as snapper,
spiny lobster, conch and
grouper.
"Mangroves also provide
protection to coastal shore-
lines and communities from
hurricanes.
"We hope that this year's
contest will foster a greater


"Mangroves are
essential to the
Bahamas. They
provide a
nursery habitat
to over 100
species of fish
and marine
invertebrates
including
commercially
important
species such as
snapper, spiny
lobster, conch
and grouper."

Annette Dempsey

awareness in students about
mangroves and the essential
role they play to both our land
and marine environment."
The poster contest is open
to all students living in the
Bahamas, aged kindergarten
through grade 12. Entry is
free.
A panel of judges, recog-
nised for their work on marine
environments, will select the
winners.
Winning entries will be
prominently displayed at loca-
tions throughout the country.
Treasure Cay Resort and
Marina said it decided to
sponsor the contest, because it
recognizes the important roles
teachers play.
Each teacher of the first


place winner in the four grade-
level categories will be pre-
sented with a certificate for
three days and two nights stay
at the Abaco resort.
Prizes for the competition
have also been donated by
businesses that share a con-
cern for the marine environ-
ment, including: Dolphin
Encounters, Bahama Divers,
Pirates of Nassau, Black-
beard's Cay, Stuart Cove's
Aqua Adventures, Sea Island
Adventures, and Island World
Adventures.
"Many Bahamians do not
know about the importance
of mangroves to our environ-
ment," adds Tanya Moss, edu-
cation co-ordinator at Project
BEACH.
"Sometimes they are used
as dumping grounds or are
removed because they are
seen as swamp land.
"The poster competition
teaches students about man-
groves, what they are and the
role they play to our environ-
ment.
"We look forward to receiv-
ing entries and providing stu-
dents with the opportunity to
express their thoughts."
Anyone wishing to obtain
free entry forms, rules and a
comprehensive fact sheet
about the theme of the com-
petition was advised call Dol-
phin Encounters Project
BEACH at 394-2200 exten-
sion 103, send an e-mail to
education@dolphinencoun-
ters.com, or fax a request to
394-2244.
Entry -forms can also be
picked up at the Dolphin
Encounters booth located at
the Paradise Island Ferry Ter-
minal.
Deadline for entries to be
received is March 31.


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-AUt- 8, r-HIDAY, MAHCH 14, 2008







THE TIBUNEFRIDA, MARH 14,2008,PAGES


ZNS cash crisis
FROM page one
this year to help with covering
employee salaries and benefits,
which are not fully covered by tihe
advertising revenues earned.
Additionally, she noted that,
based on the corporation's bal-
ance sheet, the organisation
presently has a negative net
worth.
Senator Smith belie\ es that tax-
payers need to have a clearer pic-
ture of the realities at ZNS and
w hv the $8 million was committed
to the corporation. She said the
mid-year budget review provides
accountability and transparency.
In addition to the $8 million,
Mrs Smith said that a request has
been made for $480t,000 this year
for the replacement of two con-
demned radio towers, and other
important equipment.
According to Senator Smith,
the towers one in New Provi-
dence and the other in Grand
Bahama are affecting proper
distribution of the AM signal.
She explained that an assess-
ment of the towers conducted 10
years ago by experts revealed that
changes needed to be made.
Additionally, she noted that
ground radials have been dam-
aged, affecting signal patterns -
which has resulted in interference
with broadcast signals from cen-
tral Florida stations.
Senator Smith said the
Bahamas has received warnings
from the US Federal Communi-
cation Commission (FCC) about
the interference.
Mrs Smith also revealed that
one of the 1540 AM towers at
South Beach has been con-
demned, and that theft and van-
dalism at the South Beach Trans-
mitting Station in November,
2007, resulted in further problems.
"The fact that there are cur-
rently no ground radials in place
means that we are unable to con-
trol or determine where our signal
is travelling.
The islands in the central and
southeast Bahamas are seriously
challenged to receive our signal
and islands like Bimini and Aba-
co in the North have inconsisten-
cy in their reception as well," said
Mrs Smith.
Senator Smith told the Senate
that the $480,000 will allow the
government to replace the two
condemned towers, reinstall
ground radials, and buy a newv
state-of-the-art AM transmitter.
She said work should be com-
pleted by May in time for the hur-
ricane season, when an enhanced
AM signal and coverage to all
islands is most important.


FROM page one
ness said that Tanesha Camp-
bell, Mr Campbell's daughter,
informed her that he did not live
at tile Marco City address.
Mr Adams further questioned
Ms Rolle on whether or inot she
visited the 13) lFast Magellan
recentt location Tenesha and
Tivona Martin were registered
to, buti the witness alleged they
did not reside in.
Ms Rolle said that she did vis-
it the address twice during the
relevant six-month period
before the election once in
December 2006 and also in
April 2007 while also visiting
once after the election in June
2007.
During the visits she said she
knocked and waited for about
five minutes before leaving.
Mr Adams asked if she was
aware that these voters had jobs,
suggesting that these visits were
insufficient to conclude they did
not live there.
Mr Adams is expected to ask


Laing's attorney
a few more questions of the wit-
ness on Monday, before Mr
Davis begins his re-examination.
Next week the Election Court
will hear from witnesses other
than party canvassers as the
Marco City case continues.
Former Family
Island Commissioner
killed in
boating accident
FROM page one
to reports.
Mr Ferguson was airlifted to
New Providence for treatment.
His condition was unknown at
press time.
Mr Deleveaux was a Customs
Officer for 30 years before taking
the post of Administrator for three
years, before he retired.


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FROM page one

country, commenltialtors noted,
better placing the Bahamas to
engage with the US and Canada
when the trade agreements we
have with those countries expire
in December of this year, and
2012 respectively.
The first town meeting to be
held on the EPA was full to
capacity with an estimated
90 people in attendance as
curious Bahamians sought to
fill in the gaps in their knowl-
edge about the fast-approach-
ing free trade arrangement. A
joint effort between the School
of Business and the Ministry
of Finance, it took place at the
College of the Bahamas.
Panelists Minister of State
for Finance Zhivargo Laing,
with Trade Commission chair-
man John Delaney and execu-
tive director of the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce Philip
Simon, laid out the back-
ground to the free trade agree-
ment, what it seeks to achieve,
and the implications of its
implementation for the
Bahamas.
However, their efforts were
later belittled by EPA detrac-
tors Paul Moss and Fayne
Thompson, who complained


Prominent merchant,

two others charged with

receiving stolen beer
FROM page one

transporting 30 pallets of Heineken beer was hijacked by gunmen.
The Global United Services vehicle, out-sourced by Burns House Ltd
for the transportation of its beverages, was travelling on John F
Kennedy Drive last week Monday around 10 am when reportedly two
gunmen hijacked the trailer, police reported.
Earlier police reports said the driver was bound with duct tape and
robbed of personal effects before the gunmen made off with the stolen
alcohol.
The driver was left in the Marshall Road area.
The three defendants arraigned yesterday were not charged in con-
nection with last week Monday's hijacking.
Assistant Superintendent Walter Evans told The Tribune yesterday
that police were still actively pursuing the hijacking suspects.
As an added security measure following the theft, trailers carrying
Burns House's brands have been flanked by police escorts.
"The escort you refer to is most welcomed by me and has been ini-
tiated by the police." said Mr Leroy Archer, managing director of
Commonwealth Brewery and Burns House Ltd. in an e-mail on
Wednesday.


FROM page one

her contractor "messed up."
Attorney for the development, former Cabinet
Minister Algernon Allen, told The Tribune yesterday
that two teams of engineers have inspected the lot in
question and found that the site was excavated
improperly, causing the land to flood.
Mr Allen added that he finds it curious that of the
147 lots in the semi-gated community, only Ms Bain's
lot flooded.
The lawyer said that persons to the left and right
of the property in question have built on their land
without difficulties and that he himself has built a
second home on the same street on which Ms Bain's
lot is situated.
These findings, however, are of little consola-
tion to Ms Bain, who said that she has already spent
thousands of dollars for work on the lot and will now
have to pay tens of thousands more on laying a spe-
cial water-proof foundation.
Ms Bain claimed that her land had been filled in
with inadequate material and that as soon as digging
began on her lot. the contractors hit water.
Photos given to The Tribune show old tyres and
empty plastic bottles mixed in with rocks and other
materials on the site.
However, both Mr Bethel and Mr Allen said yes-
terday that there was no fill on the lot when the
property was initially sold.
She added that contractors have had to dig down
as far as six feet until they hit rock, and are going as
deep as 15 feet in other areas of the property in


The EPA
afterwards that the meeting
was "one sided" and vowed to
hold their own "alternative"
town meeting on the subject
shortly.
During the meeting, Mr
Delaney elaborated on how
the EPA which Mr Laing
affirmed the Bahamas is
"committed" to signing on to
in June will see this country
become more integrated into
the globalised world economy,
with the "rules of engage-
ment" in trade with the wider
world laid out for the country.
"We have been beneficia-
ries of a one-way street affair,"
said Mr Delaney of the nature
of the now-outdated 30-year-
old trade agreement between
the EU and the Bahamas and
other African, Caribbean and
Pacific countries. "This is
about the EU getting its house
in order...we must now trade
on terms that the WTO would
deem to be fair."
Playing up the reciprocity of
the agreement, Mr Delaney
said the Bahamas also has to
be ready to "avail itself of the
opportunities" that will
become available to the


Dispute over flooded lot claims

search of a solid surface on which to build a foun-
dation.
Ms Bain said that she has spent the last two years
arguing with the developer and is now demanding
financial compensation for the extra costs incurred
by the water-filled lot.
So far, she said, Mr Allen has been the only per-
son to help her.
Ms Bain said that the lawyer supplied her with 12
of the 40 loads of fill needed to level out the prop-
erty.
Mr Allen confirmed yesterday that he assisted Ms
Bain with $3.500 worth of fill paid for out of his
own pocket. He said he did it because he felt she was
financially "stretched" and he wanted to do her a
good turn.
However. Ms Bain said that she is still in need of
a lot more help.
She explained that she has written to her repre-
sentative. MP for Golden Isles Charles Maynard. as
well as to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and was
advised to seek legal counsel.
Ms Bain said that she cannot afford to hire a
lawyer after spending so much money on her prop-
erty.
The developer. Mr Bethel, in turn told The Tri-
bune yesterday that it is he who should be suing
Ms Bain for giving his subdivision a bad name.
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Bahamas in Europe if the
EPA is signed.
"Certain services can be
rendered by the Bahamas
more cost efficiently," he
claimed, noting the low value
of the dollar, and the advan-
tage of having English as our
mother tongue.
Mr Simon, meanwhile, cau-
tioned that globalisation -
with the EPA a prime example
of that trend can be likened
to fire, as it can be harnessed
for very useful and progres-
sive purposes, or if not cor-
rectly handled, cause massive
destruction to "lives, towns
and communities."
Mr Simon asserted that the
private sector has not been,
and continues to not be satis-
fied with the level of partici-
pation afforded by the gov-
ernment to the business com-
munity on the issue.
However, he added that
members of the chamber have
taken their own initiative in
monitoring the status of nego-
tiations, attending interna-
tional training courses on the
subject and seeking to engage
government so as to "ensure
the continued benefit and pro-
tection of the interests of our
members and the wider com-
munity" once the agreement
comes into effect.
Mr Laing said he felt it was
"regrettable" that there were
no efforts in the last five years
to engage the public on the
issue of the EPA.
He also stressed that the
government is committed to
gathering input from all rele-
vant stakeholders.
When it was later suggest-
ed by an audience member
that signing on to the EPA is a
matter that should be put to a
referendum, as Messrs Moss
and Thompson suggested, Mr
Laing said that "in an ideal
world" the government would
have allowed such an oppor-
tunity.
"But that was not the prac-
tical situation, with December
31 fast approaching," he stat-
ed. December 31 was the date
that the World Trade Organi-
sation's waiver which allowed
the EU and ACP countries to
continue their traditional trad-
ing arrangements expired.


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ELEVEN REASONS WHY GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT LEGALISE GAMBLING






Don't gamble with our future


M By PASTOR LYALL BETHEL

A few weeks ago
the prime minis-
ter "upped the
ante" (pun
intended) on the gambling debate
in the country by saying that he
was going to "give consideration
to legalising the numbers busi-
ness." (Nassau Guardian, Friday,
February 15, 2008).
He reasoned that the reality
of the matter was that it was not
an enforceable law, and that soci-
ety was doing it every day." He
went on to say that "you might
as well legalise the whole thing
because you can't enforce it."
Elaborating on this, he added:
"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? The police
are unable to do anything about it
and we wouldn't change the law.
We must either enforce the law or
change it."
The prime minister has already
been taken to task for this shallow
thinking why not legalise pros-
titution, incest, marijuana and
even murder, since they likewise
seem unenforceable? so I won't
dwell on that aspect but on the
issue of gambling itself. I believe
(and I shall try to show) that gam-
bling is inherently dangerous to
any people trying to achieve a
disciplined and ordered society
(something the Bahamas is in des-
perate need of).
We are an independent nation
and a people still in the throes of
self-determination. We must be
careful, therefore, not to set a
course for ourselves that will spoil
any opportunity for greatness that
we may wish to achieve.
I challenge anyone to show me
a young nation built on luck and
chance. Such a nation does not
exist! Every GREAT nation was
built on DISCIPLINE and
HARD work, qualities that seem
to be lacking in our nation.
Hence, rather than weaken an
already weak disposition, our
national efforts and energies
ought to be focused on strength-
ening our national virtues.
The Tribune did a service to
the Bahamian public on Tuesday,
February 18, by bringing to the
public's attention the report of a
select committee that was formed
back in 1974 to research all
aspects of the numbers racket in
the Bahamas. That committee, it
was revealed, while acknowledg-
ing a small minority of the popu-
lation at that time was for the
legalisation of the practice of
numbers, still felt that it would
lead to "grave consequences".
They concluded that "since no
productivity is involved, it fosters
attitudes which are not truly con-
sistent with the spirit of nation-
building. It helps to perpetuate
the social state of those who are
in the already vicious cycle at the
lower end of the socio-economic
pole." States The Tribune, "The
committee ultimately recom-
mended that every effort should
be made by the enforcement
agencies of the Bahamas to
"stamp out that type of lottery
known as the numbers racket
which has taken root in our soci-
ety"."

Let me put forth some 11
reasons why legalising
gambling would be disastrous to
our already troubled Bahamian
society.
1. Gambling promotes a false
value system of getting something
for nothing. It promotes indisci-
pline, laziness and slackness.


"I put it to you that we are a

people without discipline,

industry, loyalty or an identity!

We don't know who we are or

who we want to be."


Imagine a farmer "hoping" for a
good harvest rather than work-
ing diligently with his hands to
bring it about. He knows intu-
itively that nature will never let
him get much for very little. But
the gambler, oblivious to nature,
develops a get-rich-quick type of
thinking that frequently leads to
idleness, recklessness and irre-
sponsible behaviour.
2. Gambling is a major dis-
couragement of thrift the wise
use of money. The gambler rea-
sons to himself, "Why save when
I can gamble?" Why put money
aside in a savings account on a
regular basis and collect interest
when I can take the same money
and try to win big and use my
earnings to pay off my mortgage
or the kids' school fees, et
cetera?" Gambling is the opposite
of sound investment planning.
3. Gambling thrives by the pro-
motion of greed. I am sure that
no-one needs to be educated on
the vice of greed and how
destructive it is to one's character
development, and anyone within
its orbit of influence. The fact of
the matter is that every one of us
can fall prey to greed. Greed and
materialism go hand in hand, and
both lead to discontent.

Ruinous

The Bible states in Ecclesiastes
5:10 "He who loves silver will not
be satisfied with silver. Nor will he
who loves abundance, be satis-
fied with increase." No just nation
should deliberately foster such a
ruinous spirit in its people!
4. Gambling is a temptation to
weak-willed persons, who fre-
quently develop an addiction to
gambling. The promoters of gam-
bling love to wax eloquent about
how the money to be made by
government will be used to
finance sports and other initia-
tives, but they always fail to
acknowledge the social chaos that
is produced by the new gambling
addicts created.
5. Gambling has brought about
much family neglect, thus under-
mining the most important unit
of society. The Hobby Horse
Racetrack episode of gambling
in our nation's history has pro-
duced many anecdotal stories of
husbands and/or wives wasting
their whole salary at the track.
Rent due, no groceries. I have
heard some horror stories from
fairly reliable sources of desperate
families resorting to prostitution
of their children to raise a few
bucks to sustain the family. Hey,
but why should you care as long
as it does .not affect your family,
right?
6. Gambling is a hindrance to
the development of a productive
work ethic. With an already
undisciplined workforce that has
been lampooned in song for com-
ing to work late, leaving early,


taking looooong lunch breaks
(not to mention lacking in cus-
tomer service skills), how do we
think the legalising of games of
chance will impact such a work-
force that already does not equate
money with hard work? Does the
Ingraham administration (or any
other for that matter) really want
to add to this indiscipline and
slackness, or does it want to
change the status quo and active-
ly try to create a disciplined and
ordered society?
7. Gambling fosters a wastage
of money which could be used
for productive purposes. Money
that persons ought to be using to
put towards productive purpos-
es, such as fixing a leaking roof,
repairs to the home. et cetera. is
wasted on lottery tickets. One
Focus on the Family study
revealed that Americans gamble
more money each year than they
spend on groceries!
8. Gambling promotes gains by
a few at the expense of all the
other players. For one person to
win, many. many. many persons
must lose, and on a regular basis!
But aren't governments designed
to foster an environment where
everybody benefits from our
being governed, rather than a tiny
few benefiting from the vast
majority?
9. Gambling leads to an
increase in crime, since gamblers
tend to engage in crime to obtain
money to gamble. When the
money that wasn't really his to
spend is lost, the gambler may
believe that he/she is entitled to
take it from you or me without
asking. A federally funded study
out of the US revealed that 86
per cent of compulsive gamblers
commit felony crimes to further
their addiction.
10. Gambling brings about
the pauperisation of the gamblers,
who often will have to resort to
begging in order to gamble or just
survive. How many homes will
need to be lost to lack of repay-
ment of debt, how many cars
repossessed? How many homes
will need to be broken up over a
compulsive gambler who can't
kick his habit before we acknowl-
edge that this is wrong?
11. Gambling can produce
opportunities for illegal activity
that can lead to corruption in the
public and private sectors. Many
impartial studies show that you
just can't keep unsavoury ele-
ments out of gambling. Why
would any right-thinking Bahami-
an vote for more opportunities
for corruption to take place in
our society?
How can we as a nation that
presently has an "F" average in
our public high schools (D if one
adds the private schools) believe
that we should add the indisci-
pline of chance and "getting
something for nothing" to the
psyche of our youth? The average
business owner is presently com-


plaining that he/she cannot find
someone to hire who can do basic
math! Imagine, therefore, what
legalised gambling will do to the
mindset of an already incompe-
tent workforce? I guess one is left
to conclude, who needs to know
how to read or count when one
only needs to be able to dream
and have a couple dream books
to interpret the corresponding
numbers?
What leader who wants to
build the nation to excel in such a
way that the world would "mark
the manner of our [noble] bear-
ing" (as we sing in our national
anthem) would attempt to build
the nation on chance and luck,
rather than industry and self-dis-
cipline? Worse, to add insult to
injury, suggests that because we
can't (or won't) enforce the law
we should make it legal!
Our politicians (on both sides
of the aisle) continue to fail this
nation, offering measly short-term
solutions (investors and big-time
developments) rather than long-
term nation building goals. There
is no national will to deal with
and take on the issues that are
facing us. As I say over and
repeatedly, we can't even fix the
pot-cake problem (the overabun-
dance of stray dogs roaming our
streets at all hours of the day and
night) even though it is a major
complaint of our tourists. This is
not an FNM issue or a PLP issue!
No constituent would complain,
or feel slighted, yet still there is no
political will to take even this on.
Why?


Apathetic

B ut it is not just the politi-
cians we put too much
stock in them anyway! It is the
general public that seems satis-
fied, or at the very least apathet-
ic to the state of things in the
country, for there is no real pub-
lic outcry! We ignore the brutal
rape of a six-year-old girl, multi-
ple reports of incest, youth killing
themselves over trivialities (he
sic-sic at my girl), reports of police
brutality, mob violence and
destruction of public property.
graffiti, gang warfare, politicians
fighting in the Cabinet room, and
the list goes on.
I put it to you that we are a
people without discipline, indus-
try, loyalty or an identity! We
don't know who we are, or who
we want to be. So we lurch
around grabbing our values and
our opinions from here and there.
from this expert and that study.
But it doesn't have to be. An
identity has already been crafted
for us identified, crafted and
stated publicly. We already have
a mission statement as a nation.
We just have to accept it and own
it as a people.
The preamble to our constitu-
tion states that we believe that
the preservation of our freedoms
"will be guaranteed by a national
commitment to self-discipline,
industry, loyalty, unity and an
abiding respect for Christian val-
ues and the rule of law".
Do we truly believe that our
freedoms as a sovereign nation
will be guaranteed by these

"I challenge

anyone to

show me a

young nation

built on luck
and chance."


virtues or are they merely words
written on a piece of paper that
we intend to continue to ignore?
Notice from whence the promise
of our guaranteed freedoms come
- a NATIONAL COMMIT-
MENT to self-discipline! To
industry! But our duly elected
prime minister, ignoring or obliv-
ious to the preamble, would have
us to adopt a national commit-
ment to INDISCIPLINE,
GREED and LUCK.
I humbly suggest that the prime
minister step out of the mould of
what has passed for prime minis-
tership in the past, and use his
clout to call the people of the
Bahamas to own their place in
history as a people that have left
their piracy, ship-wrecking, gun-
running, blockade-running, boot-


legging, drug-running past, and
forge a new identity as a disci-
plined, law abiding, law respect-
ing, industrious people committed
to Christian values and the rule of
law. Then the world can truly
mark the manner of our bearing.
As a side note, it is interesting
to note that the same churches
that the pro-gambling sect are
attempting to vilify for restrict-
ing their right to gamble will be
the churches that come to the aid
of the families made destitute by
their freedom to gamble. The
question to keep foremost in
everyone's mind is who is really
seeking the public good the
gambling lobby or the church?
Who has the long track record
for caring for the people of the
Bahamas?


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towards the Winston Saunders
Scholarship Fund.
Mr Miller raised the funds
at his second Exuberance an
event organised at the Dun-
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ing Arts, which included dra-
ma, dance and an auction of
some of his paintings.
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has said it is determined to
preserve the memories of
Bahamian heroes such as
Winston Saunders who was a
playwright, the long-time
director of the Dundas Centre
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COB president
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'Much effort' needed
on Customs reform, as
government 'intends' to
sign EU trade treaty that
needs Act of Parliament

* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor
THE Government
"intends" to sign the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA) with the European
Union (EU), the minister of
state for finance has con-
firmed, but will need to pass
an Act of Parliament to give
effect to the Bahamas' oblig-
ations under the treaty.
Addressing a town meeting
at the College of the Bahamas
(COB), Zhivargo Laing said
the Government would have
"to come to Parliament to
pass an Act to give effect to its
obligations under the EPA",
ensuring that all the commit-
ments were compatible with
Bahamian law and the consti-
tution.
Acknowledging that much
remained to be done by the
Bahamas, as the EPA is "a
comprehensive and complex
trade agreement" with specif-
ic commitments and obliga-
tions that called for a "huge
undertaking" by this nation
and other when it came to leg-
islative and policy reform, Mr
Laing said: "It is the Govern-
ment's intent to sign the
EPA."
Turning to the EPA's trade-
related obligations, Mr Laing
said the agreement would not
open up government and pub-
lic works contracts, their pro-
curement and tendering
processes, to EU and CARI-
FORUM companies.
Explaining that the EPA
would not create an 'open
sesame' when it came to gov-
ernment procurement, Mr
Laing said: "The procurement
chapter does open the
SEE page 5B


Port plan to 'accommodate



all cargo flows for 30 years'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A NASSAU-BASED shipping compa-
ny has estimated that its $175 million plan
for a new commercial shipping port at
Arawak Cay will "accommodate all future
cargo flows for 30 years", with the company
created to own the facility requiring $140-
$150 million to construct it over a three-
year period.
The plan submitted by Tropical Shipping
to the Government, a copy of which has
been seen by The Tribune, said the balance
of the financing would come from five con-
tainer terminal operators investing between
$3-$7 million each to equip and outfit their
facilities.
"A first indicative estimate has been
made of the investment necessary to pre-
pare Arawak Cay for its new port func-
tions. The total project value (landlord plus
operations) would come to approximately
$175 million," the 12-page document by
Tropical Shopping said.
'The port landlord should invest $140-
$150 million in quays, dredging, pavement
and roads, port building, small craft port,
dry bulk terminals and utilities."
In regard to the container terminal oper-
ators, such as itself, Pioneer Shipping,
Seaboard Marine and Betty K Agencies,
Tropical's plan proposed that the port
would consist of four 12-acre plots, and one
five-acre plot.


Tropical Shipping proposal suggests
$175m investment needed at Arawak Cay,
$140-$150m coming from ownership
company and rest from terminal operators


"Each needs to invest between $3-$7 mil-
lion in cranes and other equipment, offices,
workshops, fencing and security," the Trop-
ical Shipping report said.
"Project cost benefit analysis from the
point of view of the Bahamian economy
results in an economic IRR (internal rate of
return) of 17 per cent."
Tropical Shipping's report estimated
"conservatively" that the volume of con-
tainers, or twenty-foot equipment units
(TEUs) and larger containers, coming into
New Providence would grow by 3 per cent
per annum over the next 30 years.
This growth rate which only includes
containers and general cargo would take
the volume of shipping containers brought
into Arawak Cay per year from the cur-
rent 70,000 level to 150,000 TEUs some 30
years from now in 2038.
Moving the downtown Bay Street com-
mercial shipping facilities to Arawak Cay,
the Tropical Shipping report said, would
take the container terminals, Mosko's aggre-
gate operations and the inter-island shipping


Government working

'feverishly' on passing

National Investment Act


Investment legislation
and regime will have to
be consolidated into one
to make it less 'opaque'
and more transparent
for EU under the EPA
* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas will have to
consolidate all its investment-
related legislation into a statu-
tory National Investment Act,
the minister of state for finance
told The Tribune, as the Euro-
pean Union (EU) wants all such
instruments placed in law -
rather than policy under the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA).
Zhivargo Laing said the Gov-
ernment was "working fever-
ishly" on drafting such an Act,
as this meant it would have to
"consolidate" all the existing
investment-related Acts and
investment incentives into one
all-encompassing statute.
Acknowledging that this was
being done to ensure the
Bahamas' investment regime,
processes and procedures com-
plied with the EPA's trans-
parency requirements, Mr Laing
said: "Ultimately, we expect to
SEE page 12B


containers that currently use Potter's Cay
out of the City of Nassau.
"The new port is able to handle traffic for
the next 30 years," the report said. "The
design allows for the accommodation of all
future cargo flows for a time horizon of 30
years.
"The design is as cost-effective as possi-
ble. [It is] an all-weather port with an aver-
age of only five days disruption per year.
"Last but not least, the Government does
not need to invest itself, as Bahamians, pri-
vate operators and others will sufficiently
contribute to the initial investment. The
landlord/Port Authority should regulate
tariffs and other competitive issues," Trop-
ical Shipping said.
The report was produced to show the
Government that Bahamians could con-
struct the new port, own it, operate it and
structure it, and to counter the rival plans
for Arawak Cay that are being drawn up by

SEE page 5B


FOCOL seeks approval for

35m preference share issue
. By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FREEPORT Oil Holdings
(FOCOL) will seek shareholder
approval for its Board to authorise
the issue of 35 million preference
shares when it holds its Annual
General Meeting (AGM) later
this month, indicating the BISX-
listed petroleum products provider
has decided to raise capital
through debt rather than equity.
The 35 million preference share
resolution, according to the Proxy
Statement issued along with
FOCOL Holdings annual report.
said they represented the unissued -- .
balance of the 60 million prefer-, -
ence shares the company was ..
SEE page 6B


$1Om

spent on

airport

upgrade

Lynden Pindling
operator working on
$400m transformation
financing over next
four to five months
* Aims to add further
six retail kiosks
throughout airport,
as existing outlets
'over the moon' and
doing better than
Bay Street stores

* By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Nassau Airport
Development Company
(NAD) has so far spent $10
million on initial upgrades to
Lynden Pindling Interna-
tional Airport (LPIA), it was
revealed yesterday, with the
firm expecting to spend the
next four to five months
putting together financing for
the airport's proposed $400
million transformation.
John Spinks, NAD's vice-
president of commercial
development, said more than
half the $10 million spent
thus far is "throw away mon-
ey within the next four
years", but it was vital for
interim improvements to the
airport until the three new
US terminals can be com-
pleted. The design details for
that Phase II work are being
developed now.
Mr Spinks explained that
current upgrades have
included the opening of six
new retail kiosks in the US
departures lounge.
The six kiosks include
Bahama Sol, May Ocean,
Tortutga Rum Cakes and
Uniquely Bahamian, which
only offer Bahamian-made
products ranging-from can-
dles and soaps, to rum cake
SEE page 6B


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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: 1242) 367-2719 Fax: 12421) 367-2359
www.abacobahamos.com


FAMILY GUARDIAN
INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED


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PAGE B, FIDAYMARC 14,2008UHSITIBUN


THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Commercial Division


2008
COM/COM/No.: 8


IN THE MATTER of
THE COMPANIES ACT, CH. 308 Laws of The Bahamas, 2000 Edition
AND
IN THE MATTER of
CALEDONIA CORPORATE MANAGEMENT GROUP LIMITED

(In Liquidation)
(Formerly Anglo Offshore Investment Ltd.)

ADVERTISEMENT OF PETITION

NOTICE is hereby given that a Petition for the winding up of the
above-named Company subject to the supervision of the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas was on the 20th day of February, A.D.,,2008 presented to
the said Court by Mr. Anthony S. Kikivarakis, then the voluntary liquidator
of Caledonia Corporate Management Group Limited, having its registered
office situate at 28 de La Plaine House, Parliament Street, in the City of
Nassau in the Island of New Providence.

AND that the said Petition is directed to be heard before Justice John
Lyons, a Justice of the Supreme Court, sitting at Nassau on 31st March, A.D.
2008 at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon, and any creditor, client, or contributory
of the said Company desirous to support or oppose the making of Order
on the said Petition may appear at the time of hearing in person or by his
Counsel for that purpose; and a copy of the Petition will be furnished by
the undersigned to any creditor, client, or contributory of the said Company
requiring such copy on payment of the regulated charge for the same.

Dated the 12th day of March, A.D. 2008.


SEARS & CO.
Chambers
No. 10 Market Street
P.O. Box N 3645
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Petitioner

NOTE: Any person who intends to appear on the hearing of the said
Petition, either to oppose or support, must serve on or send by post to the
above-named, notice in writing of his intention to do so. The notice must
state the name and address of the person, or, if a firm, the name and address
of the firm, and must be signed by the person or firm, or his or their attorney
(if any), and must be served, or if posted, must be sent by post in sufficient
time to reach the above-named not later than 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon of
the 28th day of March, A.D. 2008.


Minimum wage rise




would fuel inflation


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

INCREASING the
Bahamas' $4 per hour mini-
mum wage would fuel inflation
and force small businesses "to
go under", the Bahamas
Employers Confederation's
(BECon) president warned
yesterday, and would have a
"dramatic" effect on this coun-
try given the prevailing global
economic climate.
Trade union leaders have
again recently called for an
increase in the $150 per week
minimum wage paid by the pri-
vate sector, receiving backing
in this from the US State
Department's Human Rights
Report, which earlier this week
said of the Bahamas: "The
minimum wage did not pro-
vide a decent standard of living
for a worker and family."
Brian Nutt, BECon's presi-
dent, said he agreed "to some
extent" with the US State
Department's assertion on the
minimum wage, but added that
the statement needed to be
placed in context, with a
'decent standard of living'
properly defined.
"I would agree with that to a
certain extent," Mr Nutt told
The Tribune: "Of course, this
here is a very difficult issue. It
depends on the circumstances
and lifestyle of the individual as
to what means they require for
a decent standard of living.
"The minimum wage is just
that it's a minimum. No one is
to be paid lower than that."
The US State Department
noted that the minimum wage
in the Bahamian public sector
was $4.45 per hour, but added
that its private sector counter-
part set in 2002 was not
enforced "effectively" by the
Department of Labour.


BECon chief warns small


Bahamian businesses


could 'go under' if forced


to pay increased salaries


"Undocumented migrant
workers often earned less than
the minimum wage," the
report said. "Local sources
indicated that labour exploita-
tion of undocumented Haitians
could be widespread, and some
immigrants may be subjected
to conditions of involuntary
servitude.
"Employers could coerce
migrants to work long hours
for no pay or below the mini-
mum wage by withholding doc-
uments or threatening arrest
and deportation. Migrant
workers usually do not have
access to labour protections
under local law."
Mr Nutt, though, pointed out
that the last Occupational
Wage Survey in the Bahamas,
carried out several years ago,
found that the median income
in the Bahamas was $450 per
week, "well above the $150 per
week minimum wage".
While new entrants to the
workforce. typically unskilled
high school leavers, were often
only able to attract wages close
to or at the minimum, the
BECon president said upward
mobility meant they did not
stay at this income level for
ever.
"In light of the current eco-
nomic situation, I feel the min-
imum wage should not be
increased at this time." Mr


Nutt told The Tribune.
"The effect of doing so
would be that businesses would
find it harder to survive, and
be more likely to go under if
faced with having to pay
increased wages, especially the
smaller businesses. It would
have a very dramatic effect on
us.
"It would result in inflation
through increased wages with
no corresponding increase in
productivity, which means the
prices of the end-service and
end-goods will have to be
increased. In turn, this would
have to be passed on to the
end consumer."
An increase in the minimum
wage would also place pres-
sure on Bahamian companies
to increase the salaries paid to
higher-earning members of
staff.
The US State Department
report found that the 40-hour
work week, 24-hour rest period
and time-and-a-half protec-
tions for Bahamian workers
were effectively enforced.
The document added: "The
Labour ministry is responsible
for enforcing labour laws, and
had a team of inspectors that
conducted on-site visits to
enforce occupational health
and safety standards and inves-
tigate employee concerns and "
complaints, although inspec-


tions occurred infrequently.
"The ministry normally
announced inspection visits in
advance, and employers gen-
erally cooperated with inspec-
tors to implement safety stan-
dards. It was uncertain whether
these inspections effectively
enforced health and safety
standards.
"The law does not provide
a right for workers to remove
themselves from dangerous
work situations without jeop-
ardy to continued employ-
ment."
Mr Nutt said that while there
was nothing specific written
into the labour legislation to
allow workers to remove them-
selves from these situations,
"there is case law related to
that.
"It is a situation where the
employee would have to go to
the Industrial Tribunal or
Supreme Court for a decision
to be made for persons who
withdraw their labour because
they're being put in a haz-
ardous situation."
Mr Nutt added that the
inspections held were not nec-
essarily related to the Health
and Safety at Work Act
because this legislation was not
being enforced, due to the fact
that the accompanying regula-
tionsmandTodes of practice had
not been developed.


An entrepreneurial spirit, original thinking, and a passion to succeed.
If you have it, we want you.


We are growing!
Royal Fidelity invites applications for the position of:


RECEPTIONIST -

PROFILE:
At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience handling
receptionist duties
Good communication and interpersonal skills


PLEASE SUBMIT BEFORE
March 28th, 2008 to:


HUMAN RESOURCES
Re: Receptionist
51 Frederick Street
P.O. Box N-4853
Nassau
F: 326.3000
careers@royalfidelity.com


[ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS]


* Good working attitude
* Presentable, confident and customer service-oriented
* Pleasant disposition, courteous and professional telephone
technique and behaviour
* Microsoft Office proficiency


RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:
* Front desk/customer service duties
* Maintain the reception area in a presentable and welcoming
condition.
* Handle all incoming calls & handle customer queries in a courteous,
helpful and professional manner
* Manage meeting rooms and reception of customers promptly
* Other ad hoc duties when required

A competitive compensation package (including base
salary and commissions) will be commensurate with
relevant experience and qualification.


Mois PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
SANDILANDS REHABILITATION CENTRE

ADVERTISEMENT
r 0"11 MANAGER I HUMAN RESOURCES

The Public Hospitals Authority invites applications are from suitably qualified
individuals for the post of Manager I, Human Resources, Sandilands Rehabilitation
Centre. Public Hospitals Authority.

Applicant must possess the following qualification:-

Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration,
Human Resources or equivalent and at least five (5) years relevant experience.

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Human Resource Department
including planning, organizing, coordinating and delegating duties; the supervision
of the staff of the Human Resources Department; the coordination of activities and
assisting with the training, education and development of Human
Resource Department staff.

DUTIES:

1. Coordinates the development of Human Resources policies, procedures and
practices in the hospital and assist Corporate Office with policy development.

2. Prepare the Htunan Resource component of the Personnel Emoluments Budget.

3. Prepare the Human Resources Department budget.

4. Develops general quality standards for Human Resources Units.

5. Identifies and analyses Human Resource problems and recommends / implements
solutions.

6. Develops and implements Human Resources and related training programs and
activities for relevant departments in conjunction with the training department.

7. Advises and assists with interpretation of Htuman Resources policies for
department heads, Area Supervisors, Administrative officers and Human
Resources officers.

8. Liaises wit the Payrolls Department as it relates to management of budget.

9. Serves as advisor to the Executive Management Committee on Human Resources
issues.

10. Develops as designs systems and surveys to ensure a proactive approach to
the approach to the Management of Human Resources.

11. Participates in Labour Relations and Negotiations.

12, Coordinates with Area Supervisors the recruitment of staff by developing
interview formats, serving on the interview panel, testing and conducting
background and reference checks.

The salary for the post is Scale I-AASI ($37,400x 700 -$43,700)

Letters of application and resume' should be submitted to the Director of Human
Resources, Public IHospitals Authority, Corporate Office 3rd and West Terraces
Centerville, P.O. Box N-8200 no later than 12th March, 2008.


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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


Airport parking




olans unveiled


* By CARA
BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter
THE Nassau Airport
Development Company
(NAD) yesterday unveiled
its new vehicle parking
plans, which are designed to
facilitate smoother traffic
flows for persons arriving
and departing Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport
(LPIA), as well as increase
airport revenues.
Speaking at a press con-
ference and media tour yes-
terday, John Spinks, NAD's
vice-president of commer-
cial development, explained
that persons will no longer
be allowed to sit curbside to
wait for arriving passengers.
Those areas will strictly be
used for drop-off or pick-up
loading and unloading.
Instead, NAD has sepa-
rated the parking lots into
long-term and short-term to
encourage persons to park
their vehicles when dropping
off or picking up.
Mr Spinks explained that
the short-term parking fees
were very cheap" to
encourage use, with prices
set at $1 per half hour for
the first two hours, after
which they become much
more expensive, jumping to
$6 an hour or a daily maxi-
mum of $30 a day.
This is to discourage per-


sons from using it for longer
stays, although it can be con-
sidered premium parking for
persons willing to pay the
higher fees.
The long-term parking
fees are more economical for
longer stays, with the recent-
ly increased rate set at $3
per hour up to maximum of
$ 9 a day and $45 a week.
Mr Spinks explained that
to ensure persons do use the
appropriate parking lot,
NAD has placed very visi-
ble and bold signs indicating
where the lots are.
For persons interested in
arriving at the airport for
pick-up ahead of time, but
not going into a paid lot, the
airport has a new option that
it is just starting the cell
phone lot.
Mr Spinks explained that
this option allows the driver
to pull into a special park-
ing lot free of charge, where
they can wait until their par-


ty calls from the terminal to
say they are ready.
The only stipulation is that
the driver must remain with
the vehicle.
The new cell phone lot is
located behind the overflow
terminal, which has a set
price of $5 a day and is only
available when the other lots
are full.
With all the improvements
to the parking facilities, Mr
Spinks said LPIA can hold
about 2,500 cars.
Additional features to the
parking lots will be adding
a credit card pay option and
a frequent flyer" option,
which will provide a premi-
um parking service for fre-
quent travellers at a premi-
um parking pric.
Features would include
guaranteed space, direct
parking charges to credit
cards with no exit line wait,
and a transponder to facili-
tate entrance and exits.


-,* ,,,,..., Bimini Sands Resorts & Marina
is seeking an


ACCOUNTANT


Education Requirements
College Degree Accounting Major

Duties/Responsibilities
Maintain accounting records for the Bimini Sands Resort including establishing internal
controls. Knowledge of Executech Management System and Quickbooks Pro will be
helpful.

Applicant should have at least eight years business experience with at least four years
experience in the hospitality industry. Candidate should be able to work well with the
management team establishing budgets, Goals and interpreting financial reports.

Relocation to Bimini will be required.

Salary negotiable.

If you meet the above qualifications, please forward a formal resume to
fcooney@biminisands.com


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BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT BANK
Cable Beach, West Bay Street,
P.O.Box N-3034
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel:(242) 327-5780/327-5793-6
Fax:(242) 327-5047, 327-1258
www.bahamasdevelopmentbank.com


Vessels


ma *


1 .No Name
Loa 48'
Beam 16'.8"
Depth 9'
Year/Mk/Eng 1989 Buddy
Harris Trawler, Detroit Diesel engine
Location Coral Harbour


2.Shabak
Loa 53'
Beam 17'.3"
Depth 9'. 10"
Year/Mk/Eng 1977 Fiberglass, Detroit
Diesel engine
Location Potters Coy Dock
-' ., ,-7' ....'s


3.FutureC
Loa 39'
Beam 14'
Depth 7'.8"
Year/Mk/Eng 1985 Defender, Detroit
Diesel engine
Location Potters Coy Dock


4.Miss quality
Loa 47'
Beam 18'
Depth 7'. 10"
Year/Mk/Eng 1980 Garcia, Detroit
Diesel engine
Location Potters Cay Dock






5.M/V Buddy/Miss Jackie
Loa 53'
Beam 17'.3"
Depth 9'. 10"
Year/Mk/Eng 1977 Haltersas, Twin
Detroit Diesel engines
Location Arawak Cay


6. Sweet Dreams
Loa 68'
Beam 20'
Depth 8'
Year/Mk/Eng 1989 Desco Marine
Vessel, Cummins engine
Location Coral Harbour


7.Der Berry's
Loo 34'
Beam 14'.3"
Depth 7'.6"
Year/Mk/Eng 1990 Offshore Vessel,
Caterpillar engine
Location Potters Cay Dock


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8. Liminos
Loa 45'
Beam 14'
Depth 9'. 10"
Year/Mk/Eng 1992 Defender Vessel,
DetroitDiesel engine
Location Potters Cay Dock


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9.No Name
Lea 19'
Beam 7'.10"
Depth 2'.8"
Year/Mk/Eng 1989 Sports Craft no
engine (outboard)
Location I.S.D. Thompson Blvd


10. BeMy Guest
Loa 19'.5"
Beam 7'.10"
Depth 2',8"
Year/Mk/Eng 1991 Stingray 598zp, 190HP
Mercury outboard engine
Location Inland Steel, Sumner St


The public is invited to submit Sealed bids marked "Tender Vessel(s)" to Bahamas
Development Bank, P.O. Box N-3034, Nassau, Bahamas attention Financial
Controller, faxed bids will not be accepted or telephone 327-5780 for additional
information. Please note that all bids on the aforementioned vessels should be
received by or on March 25, 2008. The Bahamas Development Bank reserves the
right to reject any or all offers. All assets are sold as is.


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BUSINESS


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CFA Society of The Bahamas

MONTHLY SPEAKER EVENT


2007 2008 ( fices & Directoln
Pl' dt'ent
krislina M. F1ix, CFA
i0ll lldinigi It
Po liox S .I ,14 ,l, .Nassau,,i;ii.i ha,. x
Phl (2421 3 1 ] l| i l ix a l242) 3( 1502
Fnl1ll' k'lA CO.lk
\ iic -Pile d'lkiilt
DmaidRanmire/ CFA
ictc Riank & I'ne 1td,
PIO ox N-48S3. Ni,iaslu Bahamias
Ph '4: 2 ::217 llv (242) 327 1oil
I ind. [,lt nii '/,ifplt'll.'ont

Christopher I)orsett, CFA
Ciligioup COtpoRmlc & lni\estment Bank
PO Bo\ N 815,. Nassau, Bahamas
Ph (242) 102 8668 Fax:. (242) 302 8569
hmail: Cliristopliera.dorsnet(icititrouip.coin

Secretar.\
Sonia Benebv, CFA
Scinalanist
PO Box N 301 6, Nassau,. Bahamas
Pit (242) 502 5700 Fax:. 242) 326 0991
Fmail: sonia.bcnebva iscolianrustl.com
Programming
Karen Pinder, CFA. CAIA
FG Bank & Tmist (Bahamas) Lid.
PO Box SS 6289. Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: ( 0 Fa242) 02400 Fax(242502 5428
inil: kamuii.pindenldraefbanik.coii
:iiucalion
Pamela Musgrove, CFA
CIole Financial Adv isors, Ltd.
PO Box CB 12407, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 7008 Fax (242) 356 3677
Final. piiiis veridcral.com
\Iarren Pustamni. CFA. CPA
Fi irKe> Global Partners
PO Bo', N-7776-518,. Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242) 36230SO
Finail: ,in. 'n,'\ cirkc,, iobalxuin'
Membership
Geneen Rhiere
Pearl linesmienl Management Limited
PO Bo\ N 49130. Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 8022 Fax: (242) 502 8008
E-mail: nennn.nvitcru. parl-nI cetmcnt-
!an:ittm.ernt.con
Past President
Da% idSlatter. CFA
KPMG
PO Box N-123, Nassau., Bahamas
Ph (242)3932007
Mail: dslatternkpmn.com.bs



LFA
SIN S TITUTEE
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT
QUA,1 F. ACT'/VTY


Topic:

Date:
Time:


"Hedge Funds, Manager Selection and Risk Management"
Tuesday, March l8"', 2008


12:00 pin
12:30 ptn


General Meeting
Speaker's Address


Please arrive promptly!


Location: British Colonial Hilton
Speaker: Enrique Mendez, Managing Director
Fairfield Greenwich Group
New York, NY
Cost: Members $25.00
Non-Members $35.00
(Cheques payable to: CFA Society of The Bahamas)

Reservations: PRE-REGISTRA TION REQUIRED -
by Monday March 17th, 2008, contact:
Karen Pinder, CFA, CAIA
karen.pinder@efgbank.con
*Prepayment required through one of the Board Members

Enrique Mendez, Managinqg Director, is a member of FGG's investment
team and focuses on product development, m:anaget selection, and
asset allocation for some of FGG's core group ol single manager
hedqe funds. Prior to onininq FGG, Mr. Maon.' was a Vico-Piesident
at Mayfair Capital Group, an asset maniLaemetnlt tilll in New York
where he worked with lun mi nini s in developing and marketing
alternative investment vehicles. hO;o'O lthait M:. Mendez was
employed as an investment ptotessional it Goldman Sachs Private
Wealth Management Group, whole he focused on asset allocation and
financial advisory services for ultra-high inet worth investors. Mr.
Mende: holds a Master oft Business Administration deLree from
Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree in Business
Administration and Finance from Universidad lberoamericana in
Mexico City. Mr. Mendez holds FI1NRA Series 7 and .6 licenses and is
based in the New York office.
About Fairfield Greenwich Group: Founded in 1983, airfield
Greenwich Group ("FGG") ti a leading alternative asset investment
specialist. FGG's mission is to otter its clients superior hedge
funds and related products with a high level of client service and
support. Throughout its history, the firm has internally managed
its own hedge funds and selectively identified external managers
for a limited number of joint venture relationships ihrouah which
fully transparent single manager and multi-strategy hedge funds are
developed and managed. The firm has also created and -anaged funds
of hedge funds, and marketed third-party managers' fund products.
Today, FGG offers a variety of single manage:, n ul:i-sra:egy,
fund-of-funds, and other investment vehicles :t ee: most
alternative investors' needs. As of Feb:uariy t._'O, FG has
approximately USD $It billion i- Ii on: and fir: asses under
management. It is an employee-owned fitr::: Wh v) 1- e:rployees,
19 of whom are shareholders, ani has c;::ces t New 1e k, London,
Madrid, and Bermuda, and representative :: e.os elsewhere !in the
U.S., Europe, and Asia. Faintied Gieenwich Group is the niatketing
name for the securities and inves:men: idvsoy b''isinses of.
Fairfield Greenwich Limited and ri s sUtbs:,a es w : w:e.

Please visit www. CS..:in for more information.


Sentinel accountant



passes the Series 7


A SENIOR Sentinel Bank
& Trust accountant has passed
the Series 7 examination in
Fort Lauderdale after studying
with the Nassau-based Secu-
rities Training Institute (STI).
Shenique Rolle is pictured
here with Carlton Mortier,
Sentinel's president and chief
executive.
Michael Miller, the STI's
president, said: "The Series 7
course allows participants to
expand their knowledge of
capital markets, and thereby
become more proficient and
effective in their jobs."


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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY




Three 2 Storey townhouses about 80% completed which require some repairs. Each unit comprises
676 sq.ft. on the upper floor and 676 sq.ft. on the lower floor (total floor area 1,352 sq.ft. per unit)
and consists of 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, Living, Dining and Kitchen.

Driveway & Walkways are improved with 12 x 12 Spanish Type Tiles, 1,775 Sq.Ft. Swimming
Pool and Jacuzzi which are 85% completed.

The Buildings are situated on Lot #17376 comprising 10,000 sq.ft. located in
Bahama Sound of Exuma Section 18, Exuma, Bahamas



.. The units are being sold collectively.

For conditions of the sale and any other
information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: 356-1685 or 356-1608
-- Nassau, Bahamas
Interested persons should submit offers
in writing addressed to:
--. The Commercial Credit Collection Unit,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Serious enquiries only


The Chevrolet Optra sedan & hatchback
models are loaded with features to ensure
a smooth riding experience.


Optra Features:

1.8-litre engine
Automatic transmission
Power steering
Four-wheel disc brakes
Power locks & windows (select models)
Rear defogger




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info@nassaumotor.com www.chevroletbahamas.com


* Great interior space
* Driver side airbag
* Alarm
* Remote entry
* Air-conditioning
* Radio/CD



Scotiabank
On-the-spot financing and insurance.
S24-month/24,000--milo factory warranty.


SThe Bahamas Co-operative
ScholarshipLeague Limited


Scholarship


Applications Invited








The Bahamas Co-operative
League is offering a partial
two-year scholarship to the
College of The Bahamas to pursue an
Associate Degree in selected disciplines.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a Bahamian student
on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.


Applications are available at The Bahamas Co-operative
League office on Russell Road, or from any Credit Union
or Producer/ Supplier Co-operative.
Deadline for applications is May 30,2008.


The Bahamas Co-operative League is the Apex body
for 15 Credit Unions and 5 Producer/Supplier Co-operatives
throughout The Bahamas. '



Preferred Courses of Study:


Business Management Agriculture
Computer Science Marketing
Accounting/Finance Banking
Tourism


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Russell Road, Oakes Field
Tel: 242-302-0100 Fax: 242-328-8730
P.O. Box SS-6314 Nassau, The Bahamas


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THE TRIBUNE


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008, PAGE 5B


Transparency in EPA 'good for governance'


FROM page one

Bahamas to the ability of any
European or CARII.ORtUM
entity to involve itself in a gov-
crnment bid under any circum-
stances.
"The ceiling proposed in the
agreement [after which EU firms
can participate] is generally for
work up to international bidding,
bidding that exceeds $10 million."
Government works and con-
struction contracts are the bread-
and-butter for many Bahamian
contractors, and opening up com-
petition in this area could have
put many out of business."
Explaining the EPA's require-
ments in this area, John Delaney,
the Bahamas Trade Commis-
sion's chairman, said the agree-
ment required that there be
transparency and rules when it
came to government procure-
ment contracts.
"I think this is something good
for the Bahamas," Mr Delaney
said. "We all know in our com-
munity, when there is a change of
government there are complaints
about contract procurement
under the previous administra-
tion.
"If the Bahamas has complete,
transparent rules, that has to be
considered a good thing for the
development of good governance
in our land."
Mr Delaney said the EPA
would require the Bahamas to
have "an adequate regime cov-
ering intellectual property".
"In relation to intellectual
property, you have to understand
that a lit of work produced in this
world today is not physical goods
but fruits of the mind, intellec-
tual property," he added.
"There are concerns as to
whether our regime is current
with world standards in respect of
intellectual property rights. One
thing is certain: if the Bahamas
signs on to the EPA, it will have
to meet world standards with
respect to intellectual property.
"The Bahamas will also be
required to ensure data informa-
tion is adequately protected. In


2003, the Bahamas enacted the
Privacy of Personal Information
Act," Mr Delaney said.
"This will have to be looked
at to see whether it's adequate.
My guess is that it's pretty close
to what is required, but our laws
protecting personal data will have
to meet world standards."
On the EPA's environment
requirements, Mr Laing said the
Bahamas had "some work to do"
when it came to environmentally
sustainable development and
renewable energy.
The Bahamas would also have
five years from the EPA's signing
to introduce a competition regu-
lator and competition policy, the
minister saying that the legisla-
tion to effect this "only exists in
draft form".
Both he and Mr Delaney said
the Bahamas would also need to
introduce a Rules or Origin
regime, so that this nation could
prove that exports it sent to the
EU were Bahamian-made, and
also to help it detect those goods
that qualified as EU-made
and thus qualified for tariff-free
entry.
Mr Laing said this "will require
reform of Customs administra-
tion to enable processes and pro-
cedures of the Customs authori-
ties to meet the rules and com-
mitments of the EPA".
In turn, Mr Delaney added:
"There's going to have to be a
lot of effort spent with the Cus-
toms Department. They're going
to have to get used to a new
regime."
On Rules of Origin, Mr
Delaney added: "How do we
know something is a Bahamian
or a European good? We don't
know right now, but we will need
to know, because if the EU
secures a preference with the
Bahamas, they would not want
to find out that other countries
are sending in goods classified as
European when, in fact, they are
not.
"All other countries have that
[Rules of Origin]. The Bahamas
does not have that, as there has
been no reason for us to have it."


Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

LAUREN ASSOCIATES LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of
the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
LAUREN ASSOCIATES LIMITED is in Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 28th day of February. 2008.



FIDES LIQUIDATOR INC.
Arango-Orillac Bldg.,
54th Street, Panama
Republic of Panama
Liquidator



NOTICE

EXXONMOBIL AUGUSTA TERMINAL
COMPANY LIMITED

N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) EXXONMOBIL AUGUSTA TERMINAL COMPANY LIMITED is
in dissolution under the provisions of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 12th day
of March, 2008 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is MaryBeth Taboada of
16945 Northchase Drive, Texas 77060, U.S.A.

Dated the 12th day of March, 2008.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company



NOTICE


EXXONMOBIL FRANCE LNG LIMITED


Creditors having debts or claims against the above-
named Company are required to send particulars
thereof to the undersigned c/o P. 0. Box N-624,
Nassau, Bahamas on or before 7th April, A.D., 2008.
In default thereof they will be excluded from the
benefit of any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 12th day of March, A.D., 2008.



MaryBeth Taboada
Liquidator
16945 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.


Port plan to 'accommodate


all cargo flows for 30 years'


Mr Laing said the Government
has estimated that in a worst case
scenario, it would lose $6 million
per annum in customs duty rev-
enues from allowing EU-made
goods into the Bahamas duty-
free under the EPA.
The Bahamas has not signed
on to the EPA yet, although it
has agreed to sign up to the offer
made by CARIFORUM, the
body that negotiated the EPA
on the Bahamas' and CARI-
COM's behalf, over,'market
access' or the trade in physical
goods.
This nation is now putting
together its services and invest-
ments offer, which must be com-
pleted and submitted by June
2008, and in which the Bahamas
must liberalise 75 per cent or 116
of 155 services industries.
The 'market access' or goods
aspect of the EPA will come into
force three years after the treaty
is signed, and the services sector
after five years.


NOTICE

EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION KUWAIT GAS LIMITED


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000, notice
is hereby given that the above-named Company has
been dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant
to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by The Registrar
General on the 25th day of January, A.D., 2008.


Dated the 12th day of March, A.D., 2008.


M. Taboada.
Liquidator of
EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION KUWAIT GAS LIMITED



Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

MOSAIC ENTERPRISES LTD.


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2(000), MOSAIC
ENTERPRISES LTD. has been dissolved and struck off tle Regis-
ter according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 5th day of March, 2008.



YOLANDA HARNAMJI
12 Bell Lane
Gibralter
Liquidator




Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

ROSSLAND LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of
the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
ROSSLAND LIMITED is in Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 19th day of January, 2008.


Mrs. Gillian Albert
c/o GO TRUST S.A.
Rue des Pierres-du-Niton 17,
1207 Geneva
Switzerland
Liquidator



NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

MIDDLE EAST PROPERTY
HOLDING COMPANY LTD.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE


PURSUANT TO SECTION 138 OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of Middle East Propeity
Holding Company Ltd. hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution
of Middle East Property Holding Company Ltd. has been completed in ac-
cordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 25th day of February, A.D., 2008.


from reduced cargo handling costs, with sav-
ings in 2035 estimated at $33.5 million, plus
cargo handling and benefits to the cruise
industry.
"The US container handling charges are
around twice as high as in the highly com-
petitive north-west European ports region,"
the Tropical Shipping report said.
"If a 50 per cent savings could be made on
the current 70,000 TEus handled in Nassau,
an approximate economic saving of $7 million
would accrue to the Bahamas through lower
consumer prices."
The Tropical Shipping said the effect of
competition between the different shipping
operators at Arawak Cay would help keep
labour and cargo handling prices keen, which
was why it had suggested that the port's own-
ership structure be a landlord-based, multi-
operator model.
It suggested that the Government could
lease the land to the port ownership compa-
ny, and have the option of taking a stake in it.


Legal Notice



INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

AISLEY CONSULTANTS LIMITED
In Voluntary liquidation

"Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4) of
the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
AISLEY CONSULTANTS LIMITED is in Dissolution."

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 28th day of February, 2008.



FIDES LIQUIDATOR INC.
Arango-Orillac Bldg.,
54th Street, Panama
Republic of Panama
Liquidator



NOTICE

EXXONMOBIL FRANCE LNG LIMITED

N 0 T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) EXXONMOBIL FRANCE LNG LIMITED is in dissolution under the
provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 12th day
of March, 2008 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is MaryBeth Taboada of
16945 Northchase Drive, Texas 77060, U.S.A.


Dated the 12th day of March, 2008.


HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company



NOTICE



EXXONMOBIL AUGUSTA

TERMINAL COMPANY LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the
undersigned c/o P. 0. Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or
before 7th April, A.D., 2008. In default thereof they will be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made by the
Liquidator.

Dated the 12th day of March, A.D., 2008.

MaryBeth Taboada
Liquidator
16945 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.




NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No 45 of 2000)

ROSEWOOD ESTATES INC.
LIQUIDATOR'S NOTICE


PURSUANT TO SECTION 138 OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

We, Redcorn Consultants Limited, Liquidator of Rosewood Estates Inc.
hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of Rosewood Estates Inc.
has been completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.


Dated the 30th day of January, A.D., 2008.


<, -qvt .


BUSINESS I


FROM page one

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and
Hutchison Whampoa.
Both have agreed to finance its construc-
tion, and together with the Tropical Ship-
ping report, this indicates the proposed south-
western port that was the focus of the former
Christie administration is effectively an idea
that is now 'dead in the water'. The Ingraham
government seems to have focused in on
Arawak Cay.
The Tropical Shipping report said that if
the construction and investment at Arawak
Cay started now, it could be fully built-out
over a three-year period and operations start
in 2012. Annual maintenance costs were
pegged at 2 per cent of the project's value.
The projected annual savings from the
Arawak Cay port were pegged at $26 mil-
lion in 2015, $43 million in 2025, and $69 mil-
lion by 2035. Much of this was set to come









PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008


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Legal Notice

NOTICE


ADANA INC.




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of ADANA INC. has been com-
pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given the REVELYN DORVILUS of 3390
NW 30th ST. #2, LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL. 33311, UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, 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 7TH day of MARCH, 2008 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box
N 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.









The Anglican Central Education Authority invites
applications from qualified individuals for the posi-
tion of PRINCIPAL, Bishop Michael Eldon School,
beginning September 2008.

The applicant must have a Masters Degree in Educa-
tion from a recognized University, with at least (5
years accumulative administrative experience. The
applicant must also be computer literate.

Key job functions and responsibilities include:

- Providing leadership set the climate and pace for
success and high achievement, in the school.
- Organizing and supervising schedules,
programmes, records and school procedures.
- Supervising and evaluating teachers and support
staff.
- Managing records, school finances and end-of-
year closing procedures.
- Communicatiing with parents, community groups
and organizations
- Displaying consistent organizational and human
relationship skills.
- Assisting the Education Department with and
initiating Staff Development Programmes.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, Curriculum
Vitae, copies of degree certificates three references
and passport photographs to:

The Director of Education
The Anglican Central Education Authority
P.O.Box N-656
Nassau, Bahamas

The deadline for Application is Friday, March 28,2008.


35m


FROM page one

authorised to issue on Decem-
ber 7, 2005.
The 25 million preference
shares already issued were
used to help finance FOCOL's
acquisition of Shell
(Bahamas), and if sharehold-
ers approve the resolution for
the remaining 35 million at the
AGM on March 27, 2008, the
company's directors will issue
them on terms and in classes
- at a time of their choosing.
Franklyn Wilson, FOCOL's
largest shareholder, did not
return The Tribune's call seek-
ing comment on why FOCOL
was seeking approval to issue
the outstanding preference
share balance, when it would
do so and for what purpose.
However, there was some
speculation that FOCOL
needed to raise capital to
finance a further acquisition,
although most felt any pro-
ceeds from a preference share
issue would be used for work-
ing capital to fund operational


erence share issue


needs.
Mr Wilson told The Tribune
late last year that FOCOL was
seeking to boost its capital
base at a time when potential
financing lines might be
impacted by the global
debt/credit market squeeze,
following the fall-out from the
US sub-prime mortgage crisis.
With global oil prices now
around $110 per barrel,
FOCOL is having to spend sig-
nificantly more on purchasing
its petroleum products from
the major oil wholesalers. As a
result, the company's costs
were increasing, and any cap-
ital boost would aid its financ-
ing plans.
"Every time the price of oil
goes up, we need more money
to fill our inventories and the
like. All these things have a
very serious financial impact,"
Mr Wilson said late last year.
"That's part of the matter,
and we want to make sure that
at all times FOCOL is a con-
servatively and very well-
financed business."
It is.unclear what FOCOL


Legal Notice
NOTICE


MANISA LIMITED




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




ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice
NOTICE

INGE LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) INGE LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under
the provisions of Section 137(4) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on
the 20th February, 2008 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the
Registrar General.
(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse
Trust Limited of c,o Rue de Lausanne 17 Bis, 1211
Geneva 70.

Dated this 26th day of February, A.D. 2008



Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator


plans to do about issuing two
million shares to its existing
ordinary shareholders through
a rights issue, something
investors cleared it to do at a
November 15, 2007, Extraor-
dinary General Meeting


(EGM).
It appears that the company
has decided to place this on
the backburner in favour of a
preference share issue, as it
had originally eyed the 2008
first half for the rights issue.


$10m spent on airport upgrade

FROM page one

and jewellery. The Hard Rock Cafe and Harley Davidison kiosks
offer more general merchandise.
The revenues generated by the retail sale rentals will provide
NAD with funds to assist in the airport's redevelopment and oper-
ations.
Mr Spinks said the kiosks had been "extremely successful". He
added that the retailers were "over the moon", and reporting that
they were doing better in the airport kiosks then at their downtown
Bay Street locations.
In many cases, the sik retailers had had to hire additional staff -
not only to sell the products but, in the case of the Bahamian
stores, additional persons have had to be hired to keep up with
product demand.
Mr Spinks said NAD had received several applications for more
kiosks, and within the next few months it intended to add an addi-
tonal six more throughout the airport, not just in the US departure
area.
In addition to the kiosks, other improvements since April 1,
2007, include a $2.2 million upgrade to the baggage check system
in the US terminal, over half a million dollars in upgrades to park-
ing facilities, new and refurbished washrooms in the US departure
lounge, immigration and ticketing areas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given the VANNETTE HOMERE of JOE
FARRINGTON ROAD, P.O. BOX FH-14407, 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 7TH day of MARCH, 2008 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given the EMMANUEL FRANCOIS of
746 TWYNAM HEIGHTS, 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 7TH day of MARCH, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given the LISBONNETTE HOMERE of
JOE FARRINGTON ROAD, P.O. BOX FH-14407, 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 7TH day of MARCH, 2008 to the
Minister responsible fQr Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N
-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that YVROSE ARISCA of
CARMICHEAL RD., P.O. BOX CR-55647, 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 14TH day of
MARCH, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.








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ACROSS
9 Shake and make his wobble (8)
10 He became, by mingling with, anti-
litlian (3)
11 As a humble crew member, inured
10 being tongue-lashed (6)
12 Ready to go walkies when
you lure (4,2)
13 The duds let a goal through (7)
14 Agrees there's a gap between the Cs
and Es (4)
15 Find, when you deliver
the goods (4,6)
17 They bring down tourists (8)
18 Less reluctant, I hear, to drape
round: very soft (7)
19 Flop and thereby hangs a tale) (4)
21 Got satisfaction from a job well
done? (6)
24 lo judge fairly, play the
entire tape (6,2,4,5)
27 The animal, a doe, wanders in with
another animal (3,3)
29 beats it or whacks (4)
30 Places crack letting rain
through lots (7)
33 ',tracts from the sections about an
animal (8)
35 1 ill having no proposal to put
forward (10)
36 The prospect, in your opinion (4)
,37 Having a drink with a man, single (7)
38 The counter does seem rickety (6)
40 The homecoming gets one's interest (6)
41 Refuse to recognize as a curtailment (3)
42 Concluded the gun man had got irri-
tated by (8)


.-cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 8, C-apt-ure 9, Forthwit-H 13, On-l-on 14, Groom 15,
(sho)P-ledges 16, Ran-go-on 17, Serge 18, H-edge 20, Dig-it 22,
L-ament 23, Bass-e(a)t 25, Disdal-N 27, Spotted 30, Stable 31,
Thrown 32, Bi-tes 35, Treat(y) 36, Over-(l)t 37, Observe 39,
Leakage 41, S-wee-t 42, Point 43, Party game 44, Bearing
DOWN: 1, Na-tion 2, St-and out 3, Original sin 4, Boom-erang 5,
Stopped 6, Swee-the-art 7, Stag (rev) 10, So-ared 11, Con-sum-e
12, Ascent (assent) 19, Descent 21, Grim-ace 24, Open-mouthed
26, D0-lett-ante 28, Thr-ees-ome 29, Loa-the-d 30, Settle 32, Best
part 33, 5-heat-h 34, F-or-eign 38, Reigns (reins) 40, A-dam


DOWN .
1 Fight no mercenaries take
part in? (4-3-3)
2 I aim to capture the female (4)
3 Fix and clean out, to
get a tip (8)
4 A smoke the singer, too, has gone
out for (7)
5 I stride off, leaving the fallen star in
big trouble (4,7) .
6 The vulgarity of the clod? (10)
7 Appear to make the
sound louder (4,2)
8 It's the lAw in France (8)
10 It's wrong to put on a skip (5)
16 Unmasked when one shed
light on (7)
20 The bobtail, lame, hobbled round at
a slow pace (5)
22 Card I changed the name on, which
is going very far (7)
23 Coaches and a lorry trying to get to
Broadway? (5,6)
25 Fighting to get a gig (10)
26 Someone trying to find me for his
own ambitious ends? (4-6)
28 Thought I made trouble, having
drink on board (8)
31 He's unfaithful to, a tape's played
to reveal (8)
32 Mean to put the R in
"wiry" (7)
34 In the bag and it's not
openable (4,2)
35 "Rather wet?" Very, I put in" (5)
39 Were even, as a result,
attached to (4)


easy solutions
ACROSS:8, Fashion 9, Tolerates 13, Islam 14, Loose 15, Traitor
16, Imagine 17, Power 18, Among 20, Satdn 22, Rasher 23,
Admire 25, Darling 27, Carrion 30, Renege 31, Gallic 32, Desks
35, Baron 36, Irate 37, Launder 39, Seaweed 41, Overt 42,
Hangs 43, Petroleum 44, Integer.
DOWN: 1, Paella 2, Champion 3, Fool's errand 4, Go-between
5, Century 6, Salamander 7, Melt 10, Mimics 11, Compose
12, Brogue 19, Ominous 21, Trainer 24, Calculating 26,
Loganberry 28, Catalogue 29, Sleeper 30, Robust 32,
Daughter 33, Stress 34, Bird flu 38, Dancer 40, Ayes.


ACROSS
9 A crack or
break (8)
10 Universiy,
informally (3)
11 Counting
frame (6)
12 Evaluate
13 Ties up(7)
14 Engrave(4)
15 Produced by
man (10)
17 Asarule(8)
18 Nil 7)
19 Bet ing
chances (4)
21 Hair colour (6)
24 Extinct
creature
(5-7,5)
27 Sutue (6)
29 Midday (4)
30 Preserves
alter deal (7)
33 Very hot
curry(8)
35 Darling (10)
36 Insect (4)
37 Responded (7)
38 Say again (6)
40 Customer (6)
41 Thick black
liquid (3)
42 Hurdle (8)


Dennis


"I FIGUREP YOU WIRE AKIN' WHEN I SAW
COOKIE CRUMBS IN MRA. WILsON'S MUSTACHE."


West Gets Caught in a Trap


West dealer.
North-South vulnerable.
NORTH
*Q 103
VA94
*QJ2
4K 642


WEST
42
VKQJ8632
*643
4Q 10
SOUTH
*KJ985
V 107
*AK98
4J3


South won, drew two more rounds
of trumps and cashed three more dia-
monds to produce this position:
North
V94
+K6


EAST
4A7 64
V 5


S10
+A


The bidding:
West North East
3 V Pass Pass .
Pass 4 4
Opening lead king of hear

The squeeze is one of de
most powerful weapons wi
proper conditions and circum
are present.
Take this unusual case
West led the king of hearts
four spades. Declarer won w
ace and played the queen of
which held, and another spade
by East with the ace. Whe
returned a diamond, it confirm
expectation from the bidding
hd started with only one he
West with seven.


West
VQJ
+Q 10


South


East
+A 987


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South felt certain that East had
the ace of clubs, since he thought
West would not have opened three
hearts with seven hearts to the K-Q-J
and an ace on the side. It followed
South that it would be futile to lead a club
34 at this point in the hope of finding
West with the ace.
ts. Instead, declarer cashed his last
trump, praying that West had the
clarer's queen of clubs, in which case he
ten the would be unable to find a safe dis-
stances card.
And so it was. When West elected
where to discard the ten of clubs, South led
against a low club to the king and scored his
vith the 10th trick with the jack of clubs.
spades, Observe that it would not have
e, taken helped West to discard a heart
n East instead. In that case,.declarer would
mned the have discarded a heart from dummy
that he and exited with a heart, forcing West
art and to return the ten or queen of clubs,
also handing South his 10th trick.


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The
N 0C e
words in
the main
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Chambers
21st
Dictionary
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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 16; very good 24; excellent
32 (or more). Solution tomorrow.


DOWN
1 Rank-and-file
members (5,5)
2 Skin
problem (4)
3 Query (8)
4 Sure(7)
5 Children's
ame (4-3-4)
6 Valet, say 10)
7 Photographic
device (6)
8 Brawny 8)
10 to the time
of(5)
16 Live or dwell
in (7)
20 The same (5)
22 Lugga e (7)
23 Sensibre,
practical (4-2-5)
25 Gladden
elate (10)
26 Extraordmnary
28 ihree-sided
31 :j. ,S1
32 Go
towards (4I,3)
34 Be
indecisive (6)
35 Indian
instrument (5)
39 Baby
carriage (4)


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Garry Kasparov v Jan Timman, Wijk
aan Zee 2000. Holland's annual
Wijk festival has the largest chess
onsite audience anywhere in the
world, and naturally most of them
are patriotic Dutchmen. Local hero
Timman had been struggling to
hold the world number one for
most of today's game, but the glum
silence of the spectators was
transformed into an excited hubbub
as today's diagram appeared on the
demonstration board. "Kasparov
has blundered!" It seemed that the
great Russian had overlooked an
elementary tactic. His last turn was
king attacking rook, which Timman
instantly countered by advancing,
Black's d4 pawn to d3. "King takes
d5, pawn d2, pawn queens next
move, and Timman must win!" the


M Tribune

Horoscope


By UNDA BLACK


FRIDAY,
MAR 14
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
What goes around comes around, so
think before you speak. There's no
better time than the present to decide
what you want most out of life and
make it your own.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
Profit and popularity are important,
but peace of mind is even more so. If
you have any nagging 'doubts about
your personal or professional relation-
shies. confront them now. *
ARIES March 21/April 20
Focus less on career relationships
and more on friendships based on
mutual values and beliefs. Now's the
time to slow down enjoy life at an
easier pace.
TAURUS April 21/May 21 ,
Well, Taurus, now's the time to dress
to impress if you're determined to
move up in the world. Don't try to be
something you're not, but do show
others what you're capable of.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
This is one of the most positive times
of the year for you. Smile and don't.
be afraid to walk with your head held
high. You can do no wrong this
week. Gemini.
CANCER June 22/July 22
Money's on your mind this week,
Cancer. You've been distracted as of
late, and have neglected your cash
flow situation. Don't worry you'll
soon be able to make up any short- 0
falls in your accounts.
LEO July 23/August 23
This promises to be a wonderful week
for you, Leo, as you're feeling particu-
larly amorous. Treat that special some-
one to a romantic dinner night out on
the town. It will definitely be worth it.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
The sign of health, you're in the
mood to improve your fitness
level. Virgo. A change of diet and
exercise routine is a must if you're
to remain interested.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Forget about the past and all that's,;.
gone wrong in it. Libra. Many things
are set to go right for you in the next
couple of weeks. Loosen up and
enjoy it!
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Focus on what's important to you
this week, Scorpio. You could miss
out if' you spend too much time wor-
rying about minor setbacks in recent
* weeks. Take it easy.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
You may he feeling more relaxed
than usual this week, which is great
because the more you sit back and let
life come to you, tie more you'll
enjoy every day. Money problems
will cease to bother you by Thursday.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Over the next four weeks or so,
you'll consolidate what you have
gained and make it pennanent. You
should make time to enjoy it, you've
certainly worked hard enough.


a b c d a g h
amateurs whispered to each other.
More experienced watchers noticed
that Kasparov's facial expression
remained its usual confident sneer.
Fow did the game finish?
LEONARD HARDEN


Chess 8575:1 KxdS d2 2 qg4! and Timman resigned.
After Kxg4 2 Rc4+ and 3 Rd4 Black rounds up the d
pawn and White wins a rook ahead.


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Adderley Jonathon
Nassau, Bahamas

Bannister Dwayne
P.O. Box
Nassau, Bahamas


Baptiste Gibson
Nassau, Bahamas


Beneby Breon N.
Nassau, Bahamas


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Cartwright Wendall J.
P.O. Box CB-11488
Nassau, Bahamas


Chandon Kemarl
Nassau, Bahamas


Clarke Tyron
Nassau, Bahamas

Colebrooke Christopher
Nassau, Bahamas

ConliffRoberto M.
Nassau, Bahamas


Cooper Lamont J.
Nassau, Bahamas


Darville Avian A.
Nassau, Bahamas


Davis Kovan K.
Nassau, Bahamas


Deveaux Philip C.
Nassau, Bahamas


Flowers Kym
Nassau, Bahamas

Fowler Ronald
Nassau, Bahamas

Fox Tavano W.
Nassau, Bahamas


Gray Quinton A. Jr
Nassau, Bahamas


'Hanna Stafford- "-'""
Nassau, Bahamasi
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Ingraham Eugene
Nassau, Bahamas


Johnson Bircel B.
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Dennis
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Kevin
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Ron
Nassau, Bahamas

Jolly Renardo
Nassau, Bahamas

Knowles Travis
Nassau, Bahamas

Knowles Marston H.
Nassau, Bahamas

Lewis Gearld B.
Nassau, Bahamas

Lewis Sean I.
Nassau, Bahamas

Mark Edwin
Nassau, Bahamas

Mejias Natius A.
Nassau, Bahamas

McKenzie Cordero A.
P.O. Box N-15202
Nassau, Bahamas


McKenzie Sylvester D.
P.O. Box N-15202
Nassau, Bahamas


Minus Dario H.
Nassau, Bahamas


Moss Gary
Nassau, Bahamas

Moss Philip
P.O.Box N-3317
Nassau, Bahamas

Neely Cynthia D.
Nassau, Bahamas

Neely Keith S.
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Detone T.
P.O. Box N-8493
Nassau, Bahamas


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NP: 129 ATE -


Campbell Alct
P.O. Box FH-14617
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 130ATE Campbell Alcott
P.O. Box FH-14617
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 160 ATW



NP: 631 ATW



NP: 632 ATW



NP: 633 ATW



NP: 668 ATW



NP: 105 ATE



NP: 106 ATE



NP: 131 ATE



NP: 132 ATE



NP: 170 ATE



NP: 655 ATW




NP: 741 RBC


Campbell Alcott
P.O. Box FH-14617
Nassau, Bahamas

Campbell Alcott
P.O. Box FH-14617
Nassau, Bahamas

Campbell Alcott
P.O. Box FH-14617
Nassau, Bahamas

Campbell Alcott
P.O. Box FH-14617
Nassau, Bahamas

Campbell Alcott
P.O. Box FH-14617
Nassau, Bahamas

Cool Running Water Sport
P.O. Box FH-14334
Nassau, Bahamas

Cool Running Water Sport
P.O. Box FH-14334
Nassau, Bahamas

Collie Dudley J.
P.O. Box N-8089
Nassau, Bahamas

Collie Dudley J.
P.O. Box N-8089
Nassau, Bahamas

Collie Dudley J.
P.O. Box N-8089
Nassau, Bahamas

Davis Edith
P.O. Box CR-54609
Nassau, Bahamas

D'S Enterprise Ltd
P.O. Box 51984
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: B4 CB D'S Enterprise Ltd
P.O. Box 51984
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: BB4 CB D'S Enterprise Ltd
P.O. Box 51984
Nassau, Bahamas


Flowers Kym R.
P.O. Box N-4048
Nassau, Bahamas

Flowers Kym R.
P.O. Box N-4048
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME

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9ft
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9ft
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No Name
9ft
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CLASS PASS


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NP: 120 ATE



NP: 908 NSB



NP: 807 BSC



NP: 829 BSC


J.S. Water Sports
P.O. Box CB-11488
Nassau, Bahamas

Moss Philip
P.O. Box N-5937
Nassau, Bahamas

Rhema Water Sports
P.O. Box CB-12745
Nassau, Bahamas

Rhema Water Sports
P.O. Box CB-12745
Nassau, Bahamas


Pratt Devon T.
Nassau, Bahamas


Rolle Cephas C.
Nassau, Bahamas


Rolle Luzinski L.
Nassau, Bahamas


Rolle Marcia E.
P.O. Box N-9057
Nassau, Bahamas


Rolle Michael
Nassau, Bahamas


Rolle Nigel
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Renwick Jr.
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Renwick Sr.
Nassau. Bahamas

Romer Kevin J.
Nassau, Bahamas


Russell Charles W.
P.O. Box FH-14334
Nassau, Bahamas


Sands Rodino D.
P.O. Box N-7245
Nassau, Bahamas


Saunders Keenen
Nassau, Bahamas


Smith Richardo
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Jeramie
Nassau, Bahamas

Sturrup Jamal
Nassau, Bahamas

Sturrup Jason
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 607 ATW



NP: 662 ATW



NP: 508 SAN



NP: 509 SAN



NP: 730 RCB




NP: 731 RCB




NP: 732 RCB



NP: 733 RCB



NP: 734 RCB



NP: 735 RCB



NP: 736 RCB



NP: 737 RCB


, NP: 738 RCB



NP: 739 RCB




NP: 118 ATE



NP: 119 ATE



NP: 617 ATE



NP: 618 ATE



NP: 619 ATE



NP: 620 ATE



NP: 641 ATE



NP: 746 RCB



NP: 751 RCB


Cephas C. ,olle
P.O. Box 9689 ,
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Cephas C.
P.O. Box 9689
Nassau, Bahamas

Sands Rodino & Deborah
P.O. Box N-7245
Nassau, Bahamas

Sands Rodino & Deborah
P.O. Box N-7245
Nassau, Bahamas

Sawyer Ricky
P.O. Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas

Sawyer Ricky
P.O. Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas


Sawyer Ricky
P.O. Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas

Sawyer Ricky
P.O. Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas

Sawyer Ricky
P.O. Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas

Sawyer Ricky
P.O. Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas

Sawyer Ricky
P.O. Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas

Sawyer Ricky
P.O. Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas

Sawyer Ricky
P.O. Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas

Sawyer Ricky
P.O. Box CB-13211
Nassau, Bahamas


Splash Water Sports
P.O. Box N-7225
Nassau, Bahamas

Splash Water Sports
P.O. Box N-7225
Nassau, 1 hamas

Splash Water Sports
P.O. Box N-7225
Nassau, Bahamas

Splash Water Sports
P.O. Box N-7225
Nassau, Bahamas

Splash Water Sports
P.O. Box N-7225
Nassau, Bahamas

Splash Water Sports
P.O. Box N-722
Nassau., Bahamas

Splash Water Sports
P.O. Box N-7225
Nassau, Bahamas

West End Water Sports
P.O. Box CB-12591
Nassau, Bahamas

West End Water Sports
P.O. Box CB-12591
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 808 BSC Rhema Water Sports
P.O.Box CB-12745
Nassau, Bahamas


No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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9ft
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9ft
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9ft
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9ft
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9ft
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9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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No Name
9ft
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D 2


Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


REG NO APPLICATION BOAT NAME


NP: 6318 Bowe Harry
Nassau, Baha


NP: 6497 King Hubert
Nassau, Baha

NP: 6818 Pratt Theron
Nassau, Baha


NP: 7627


Priates
Investment
Nassau, Baha


NP: 2686 Sawyer Bert
Nassau, Baha


NP: 6611 Moss Luther
Nassau, Baha


Harry 0 II
anas 22ft
Nassau,

MV Lady Kathreina
imas 120ft
Steel Hull
Hot Pursuit
unas 30ft
Fibreglass
Well M/V Lady Mathilda
140ft
amas Steel Hull

MV Bahamas
anas Daybreak Ill
110ft
Steel Hull
"Ace"
amas 19ft
Fibreglass


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Boat


Mail
Boat


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Mail
Boat


50 Mail
Boat


10 Charter


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D 2 Rental
D 2Rental


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Albury Donald G.
Spanish Wells, Bahamas

Albury Donald K.
Spanish Wells, Bahamas

Cartwright Marvin V.
P.O. Box DC-30677
Long Island, Bahamas


LICENCE #

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6486


7344



6737



7853



7208



6174



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7368


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Adderley D'Angelo A.
P.O. Box N-655
Nassau, Bahamas

Archer Tyrone A. Sr.
P.O. Box SS-5050
Nassau, Bahamas

Amett Bernice
P.O. Box EE-16974
Nassau, Bahamas

Bain Dereck D.
Nassau, Bahamas

Blades Carl
P.O. Box GT-2009
Nassau, Bahamas

Bowe Michael L.
P.O. Box N-901
Nassau, Bahamas

Bowe Richard J.
P.O. Box N-1437
Nassau, Bahamas

Burrows Hesbond L.
Nassau, Bahamas

Forbes Randy
Nassau, Bahamas

Barcia Don P.P.
P.O Box N-4341
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Floyd G.
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

King Brainard
P.O. Box N-8765
Nassau, Bahamas

Moncur Jonathan J.
P.O. Box N-1500
Nassau, Bahamas


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Mortimer Shane
Nassau, Bahamas
Luther J. Moss
Nassau, Bahamas

Milton J. Munroe
P.O. Box SS-19459
Nassau, Bahamas

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

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

Vandike L. Roker
Nassau, Bahamas

Derrick E. Rolle
Nassau, Bahamas

Willard C. Rose
Nassau, Bahamas

Nicholas S. Smith
P. 0. Box N-1500
Nassau, Bahamas

Jason D. Sturrup
P.O. Box SS-5798
Nassau, Bahamas

Cardwell C. Taylor
Nassau, Bahamas

Yelverton Williams
P.O. Box CR-54939
Nassau, Bahamas


Curry Neil H.
P.O. Box EL-27500
Spanish Wells, Bahamas

Daley Edward 0.
P.O. Box 30001
Long Island, Bahamas

Gardiner William J.
General Post Office
Grand Cay Abaco, Bahamas

Gray Tony R.
P.O. Box SS-6464
Staniel Cay, Bahamas

Higgs Jonathan A..
P.O. Box AB-20285
Abaco, Bahamas

Higgs Lawrence V.
P.O. Box AB-20932
Abaco, Bahamas

Knowles Michael C.
Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas

Pinder Charles W.
Spanish Wells, Bahamas

Pinder William G.
Spanish Wells, Bahamas

Robert Kirkland D.
Spanish Wells, Bahamas

Robinson Sololnon
Staniel Cay Exuma, Bahamas

Sands Latwone
Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas


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have in place a National Invest-
ment Act governing investing
in the Bahamas.
"As long as the rules are
enshrined in law, that will be
completely in keeping with the
EPA. We're working feverishly
on it, because it means consoli-
dating all the pieces of legisla-
tion involving any investment
in this country."
"It will make life much more
simple in administering the legal
provisions for foreign investors
in the country."
Mr Laing said that placing the
Bahamas' investment policies
and procedures in law would
clarify the rules, and enable


National Investment Act


investors to more readily seek
the protection of the courts and
legal redress if it was set out in
statute what the different par-
ties could and could not do.
The Bahamas currently has
much of its investment regime
placed under the 1994 National
Investment Policy, which out-
lines the Government's invest-
ment policy principles, the
industries it is seeking foreign
investment in and those sectors
reserved for Bahamian owner-
ship-only.
However, to meet the EPA's
transparency requirements, the
Bahamas will have to switch


invest iment policy into law.
Among the legislation that
will have to be consolidated into
a Natlioal Investment Act are
the:
Export Manufacturing
iIndustiies Encouragement Act
Industries Encouragement
Act
Agricultural Manufactories
Act
Tariff Act
Hotels Encouragement Act
Spirits and Beer Manufac-
ture Act
Family Island Development
Encouragement Act
Free Trade Zone Act


John Delaney, the Bahamas
Trade Commission's chairman,
told The Tribune: "With respect
to the National Investment Pol-
icy, the EU as we at the Trade
Commission understand it, does
not favour investment regimes
being a matter of policy because
of the opaque nature of such a
regime.
"The EU supports investment
rules being a matter of legisla-
tion. We have a policy that chal-
lenges certainty, and so I would
not be surprised to see invest-
ment rules becoming a matter
of statute and becoming more
transparent."
Mr Delaney added of any
proposed changes: "I think it
would be a good thing in terms
of fair play for Bahamians.
However, that's not to say that
there could not be areas
reserved for Bahamians."
The Bahamas is currently
drafting its EPA services offer,
in which it will have to liberalise
116 of 155 sectors, some 75 per
cent, although in many cases it
will be able to do so over
five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 year peri-
ods.
This nation, in its horizontal
commitments, is seeking on
'market access' to preserve the
National Economic Council's
(NEC) (really, the Cabinet's)
ability to approve any invest-
ment in the Bahamas by foreign
nationals that is worth more
than $250,000.
The Bahamas is also seeking
to preserve its exchange control
regime, the Government's abil-
ity to approve the acquisition of
more than five acres of land by
foreign nationals and entities,
and the work permit regime for
EU nationals under the Immi-
gration Act and regulations.
On 'national treatment', the
Bahamas wants to preserve its
ability to restrict the grant of
subsidies, fiscal incentives, schol-
arships and grants to Bahami-
an nationals or Bahamian-
owned enterprises.
When asked whether the EU
was likely to agree to these
terms, Mr Delaney told The Tri-
bune: "Our understanding at the


Trade Commission is that the
EU tends to acknowledge hori-
zontal commitments established
by law.
"We, therefore, do not appre-
hend that the acceptance of
these [by the EU] will be a dif-
ficult matter."
Meanwhile, Mr Laing said the
work permit fees charged by the
Government, and which
generate between $20-$30 mil-
lion per annum in revenue,
would not be threatened by the
EPA.
While the Free Trade Area
of the Americas (FTAA) had
viewed such fees as a potential
barrier to trade and the move-
ment of skilled workers, because
the Immigration Department
was being treated as a "profit
centre", with work permit fees
massively exceeding adminis-
tration and processing costs, Mr
Laing said this was not a prob-
lem with the EU.
Yet Mr Delaney said: "The
Immigration Department's
approach will be influenced by
the country's commitments
under the EPA. It could not
frustrate a commitment by some
Immigration policy that runs
contrary to what the agreement
states."
While the Immigration Act
would still cover the entry of
EU workers into the Bahamas,
and the work permit system
remain, with this nation deciding
whether they were to be admit-
ted, commitments seem likely
to be made by the Bahamas in
these areas:
EU Managers and senior
specialists, which have been
employed by the EU head com-
pany for more than a year, can
stay for three years
Graduate trainees, who
have a university degree and are
being transferred by the parent
to a Bahamas branch or sub-
sidiary for career training and
development, will be allowed to
stay for three years.
Other categories covered
under the EPA include business
service sellers, contract services
suppliers, and independent pro-
fessionals.


Mr Laing told The Tribune
that he was unable to see any
potential negative consequences
for Freeport, which under the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
provides benefits to firms that
are not accessible elsewhere in
the Bahamas something that
could violate 'national treat-
ment' provisions under the
EPA, which will require the
Bahamas to offer the same ben-
efits to EU and CARIFORUM
firms as Bahamian-owned busi-
nesses.
"Freeport is now what the
EPA seeks to create between
the Bahamas and Europe, which
is a free trade environment," the
minister added.
The EPA will also require the
Bahamas to comply with the
International Labour Organisa-
tion's (ILO) standards, including
the one prohibiting child labour.
This has interesting implications
given that employers, trade
unions and the Government are
debating whether to renew or
extend the First Schedule to the
Employment Act, which deals
with the employment of chil-
dren in professions such as pack-
ing boys, peanut and newspa-
per vendors.
Given that it has expired, the
employment of children in any
worker category is considered
technically illegal by some, but
the EPA's requirement for con-
formity with ILO standards
could render this debate imma-
terial.
"The Ministry of Labour said
that issue is being reviewed, and
the issue is being reviewed
against ILO standards, which
the EPA upholds," Mr Laing
said. "In that broad review, that
would be taken into account.
"From our point of view, the
EPA calls for recognition of the
standards established by the
ILO. The Bahamas has been
seeking for a long time to come
into compliance with ILO stan-
dards, broadly speaking.
"I don't see the EPA creat-
ing any specific challenges in
that regard, given what we are
trying to do as a country any-
way."


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* Strong business/customer service orientation essential.


We offer you: a challenging job in a rapidly expanding international company, with an
informal company culture. You will have the opportunity to broaden your job specific
knowledge with excellent prospects for participation in Citco's global best practice HR
initiatives.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your curriculum vitae and covering
letter via
e-mail at the latest on April 1st. 2008 to: Citco Fund Services (Bahamas) Ltd.,
(hrbahamas(i'Wcitco.com). You can find more information about our organization, on our
website: www.citco.con


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