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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: March 27, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Supplies of a medication used to
fight prostate and breast
cancer 'have run out in Bahamas'


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
CONCERN was raised yes-
terday that supplies of a par-
ticular cancer medication,
used in the fight against
prostate and breast cancer,
have run out in the Bahamas.
Alarmed cancer patients
claimed yesterday that the
drug Zoladex has not been
available to Bahamians for
several months.
Sources within the Princess
Margaret Hospital adminis-
tration confirmed yesterday
that according to information
from the Bahamas National
Drug Agency, a certain
dosage of the medication is
indeed unavailable in the


country at this time.
Zoladex, which is also
known by its generic name of
"Goserelin", is available in
monthly dosages of 3.6 mg
and in stronger three-monthly
dosages of 10.8 mg.
The 3.6mg dosage is used
for both prostate and breast
cancer patients, while the
10.8mg is only used in the fight
against prostate cancer,
according to Zoladex's offi-
cial web site.
The stronger 10.8mg dosage
is not recommended for
women with breast cancer.
In the Bahamas, it is the
supply of the monthly 3.6 mg
dosage of Zoladex, which
reportedly is not available.
SEE page nine


$4.7m rebound gives Abaco
Markets first profit for six years
0 By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
ABACO Markets, the BISX-
listed retail conglomerate,
achieved a $4.7 million turnaround
during the year to January 31,
2008, enabling it to convert a
$2.607 million loss the previous
year to $2.173 million in net prof-
its. It was the company's first prof-
itable year for six years, since fiscal
2002.
SUnveiling its fourth quarter and
full-year results, Abaco Markets
said that while net profits for the
three-months to January 31, 2008,
were slightly less than the previous
year, standing at $628,000 com-
SEE page 10


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i By ALISON LOWE l
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net


THE PLP yesterday present-
ed to the press their investiga-
tion into the minister of state
for finance's involvement in the
alleged "illegal" lowering of the
custom's duty on a juice drink
that his sister-in-law, among
others, imports.
They said the five-page doc-
ument is a "comprehensive
review of the gravely improper
conduct of Mr (Zhivargo) Laing
in the scandal over special cus-
toms duty treatment for his rel-
SEE page 11


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to minister
* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
PRIME Minister Hubert
Ingraham has thrown his full
support behind Minister of
State for Finance Zhivargo
Laing, claiming that he acted
"within the scope and ambit of
his authority" in the Mona Vie
matter.
In a statement released yes-
terday afternoon, hours after
the PLP accused him of being
"uncommonly silent" on the
affair, the prime minister said
that this conclusion came after
SEE page 10


A QUIET MOMENT at mis
Esso gas station yesterday as
prices reached $5 a gallon.
AS GAS prices surged into
record territory at $5 a gallon
Wednesday, many motorists
were wondering when they
would get relief from mounting
fuel costs adding to an already
exorbitant cost of living.
According to Sun Oil
Bahamas Ltd, gasoline prices
in New Providence stood at
$4.83 at Shell stations, $4.85 at
Chevron-Texaco stations, and
$5 a gallon at Esso stations.
Yesterday Minister of State
for Utilities Phenton Neymour
said while even higher prices
SEE page 11


Massive blaze at dump contained


E By TRIBUNE STAFF
FIREFIGHTERS yesterday evening succeeded in
containing the massive blaze that started at the city
dump in New Providence and threatened hundreds
of homes in the Jubilee Gardens subdivision.
After battling to control the fire for more than 12
hours, the Fire Services Department was able to
contain the flames at around 6pm yesterday.
However, intense smoke development continued
to plague residents of the area last night.
The Ministry of Health in a statement advised
persons with any respiratory problems, such as asth-
ma or bronchitis, to stay indoors and close all win-
dows if they have air-conditioning, or to temporar-
ily leave their homes.


As strong winds blew across the island on Tues-
day, homeowners feared that they would lose every-
thing to the blaze. Some residents scrambled to
secure personnel effects and important documents in
the event that they would have to suddenly evacuate
the area.
Staff from the Environmental Health Depart-
ment together with the firefighters and other officials
yesterday worked overtime prevent the fire reaching
the homes.
According to Asst Supt Walter Evans, the Fire
Services; resources were slowly but surely also being
stretched during this effort.
However, Dr Hubert Minnis told ZNS News last
SEE page 11


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Huey Lewis & The News at the Crystal Palace Casino


THE Crystal Palace Casi-
no will host the Grammy
Award winning and Acade-
my Award nominated group,
Huey Lewis and The News
live in concert at the Rain
Forest Theatre this month.
Two concerts will be held
- on Saturday and Sunday,
March 29 and 30 beginning
at 9pm.


"Local fans of the famous
band and guests of the Wyn-
dham Nassau Resort and
Sheraton Cable Beach
Resort are expected to flock
to the highly anticipated
music concert this weekend,"
said the resort in a statement.
With a career spanning
more than 25 years, Huey
Lewis and The News made


their mark in rock 'n roll his-
tory with 19 top-ten hits.
They will bring their hits
to Rain Forest Theatre, per-
forming such classics as The
Power of Love, Jacob's Lad-
der, Stuck With You, If This
Is It and Doin' It (All For
My Baby), Hope You Love
Me Like You Say You Do
and Workin' For A Livin',


said the resort. The Crystal
Palace Casino has been host-
ing a series of concerts at
The Rain Forest Theatre
with Grammy Award win-
ning artists such as Michael
Bolton, Boys II Men, Patti
Labelle, The Pointer Sisters,
LeeAnn Rimes and The
Beach Boys.


"Local fans of
the famous band
and guests ...
are expected to
flock to the
concert."


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in Bannerman Town


* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
MINISTER of State for Util-
ities Phenton Neymour assured
The Tribune yesterday that the
water supply is "fully opera-
tional" in Bannerman Town,
South Eleuthera after recent
bad weather clogged the settle-
ment's well-fields and left resi-
dents without running water for
nearly three weeks.
Yesterday The Tribune
received calls from frustrated
Bannerman Town locals, who
claimed they were still without
running water and had been for
the last three weeks.
Mr Neymour admitted the
settlement had faced some
"challenges" in terms of water
supply over the last two to three
weeks, but said the problem has
been rectified.
"I know that we have been
experiencing challenges pro-
viding water in Bannerman
Town for the last two to three
weeks, however during that
period water was being trucked
from Tarpum Bay to Banner-
man Town, I'm advised.
"And there may have been
intermittent periods where our
supplies may have run low,
which may have caused tempo-
rary lack of supply," he said.
When asked about the status
of the clogged well-fields, Mr
Neymour said, "They were all
cleared up and put back in
operation.
"The problem was resolved
and put back into full operation
yesterday (Tuesday)."
However a representative
from the Water and Sewage
Corporation in South
Eleuthera, who spoke on the
condition of anonymity, told
The Tribune that the settlement
still has a "small problem",
which the utility company
hoped to have fixed by yester-
day afternoon.
"Only thing I can tell you (is)
we're working on it. We have


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The employee denied that
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has been off for three weeks as
some angry residents claimed.
"They been getting water
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"We had some well problems
first of all; some of the wells
went dry and we had to stick
mud out of the wells, (but)
hopefully maybe today
(Wednesday) sometime they
should get some water, and it
should be flowing.
"But intermittently, like any,
we have problems here and
there".
Attempts to reach Godfrey
Sherman, general manager of
the Water and Sewage Corpo-
ration in Nassau, were unsuc-
cessful up to press time yester-
day.


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PAGE 2, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008


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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008, PAGE 3


THE TRIBUNE


LOCAL NEWS


Mile-long Albany Channel is


larger than Panama Canal locks


* 900 foot

long jetties

planned for

Adelaide

Beach

* Rip

currents

feared if

rock spurs

not built


ADELAIDE beach is one
of the longest beaches in
New Providence and has
been used by Bahamian fam-
ilies for generations. The
area is also famous for its
numerous dive sites.
Now, Albany developers
Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and
Lyford Cay billionaire Joe
Lewis plan to cut a mile-long
channel through Adelaide
beach for a mega-yacht mari-
na.
Tiger Woods is reported
by Power and Motoryacht to
own a mega yacht built by
Christensen ship builders.
The proposed Albany
marina channel will be about
one-mile long (5,280 feet)
and 150-feet wide. Accord-
ing to a local shipping expert,
the channel will be longer
and wider than the 1,000-foot
long by 110-foot wide locks
in the Panama Canal.
One local resident says
that "aside from the length
ancd 'vidth of'tlie channel,-if
will cut, Adelaide beach in
half and that will block pub-
lic access along the entire
beach."
Albany's EIA drawings
show that the marina also
ties into the adjacent beach-
front property owned by
Bahamas National Trust
deputy president, Mr Peri-
cles Maillis. A side channel
will be cut from the marina
basin into the Maillis family
tract.
The EIA states the marina
will be "a state-of-the-art
facility built around the site
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DETAILED DRAWING of the Albany marina basin as shown in the Albany EIA. The drawing shows the
mega yacht channel that will cut through Adelaide beach. Jetties extending almost 900 feet out to sea
can be seen in the drawing. The diagram also shows the marina connection to the adjacent Maillis
property.


bounded by two inlet jetties
extending 175 and 300
metres (575 and 985 feet)
offshore. The marina chan-
nel will have a proposed
depth of up to 18 feet to
accommodate the mega
yachts.
The report also recom-
mends measures to offset the
possibility of rip currents and
other side effects caused by
the marina channel.
In this regard, Smith
Warner International advis-
es: "Additionally, for beach
stabilisation purposes and to
dissuade rip currents and
navigation channel shoaling
at 'the jetty ends, the use of
rock spurs is recommended
on the beach sides of each
jetty.
"It is proposed to make
these spurs at least 20 metres
(66 feet) long and to locate
them at a distance of at least
20 metres (66 feet) seaward
from the mean shoreline."
"Rock spurs, 1,000 foot
jetties across the beach, an
18-foot deep, mile-long chan-
nel through a pristine beach,
the potential for beach ero-
sion and rip currents this
is a recipe for an environ-
mental nightmare," said one
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of an existing yacht basin
that was dug out by the pre-
vious owner, Chalopin, ten
years ago but only tem-
porarily connected to the
ocean."
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NULLIUS ADDICTUSJURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. 1I. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Americans also want to protect public lands


WRITING 136 years ago, Mark Twain man-
aged to accurately describe how mining com-
panies are allowed to treat America's public
lands and its taxpayers in the 21st century:
"Imagine a stranger staking out a mining
claim among the costly shrubbery in your front
yard and calmly proceeding to lay waste the
ground with pick and shovel and blasting pow-
der."
He wrote these words as Congress was pass-
ing the 1872 Mining Law, still in effect today. It
is a high point of corporate welfare even for
America.
The law, signed by President Grant, allows
patents for hardrock minerals on public lands to
be mined for $2.50 or $5 an acre. .
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt
recalls signing away deeds of public ownership
on 62 acres on Alasia's Prince of Wales Island.
Uncle Sam was paid $155 for mineral resources
worth $80 million.
A memorable battle was fought 10 years ago
on the borders of Yellowstone National Park. A
Canadian company, Noranda, started to priva-
tize national forest land. Its planned gold mine
would have fouled streams flowing into the
Eden-like wildlife habitat at the park's northeast
corner.
The federal government had to pay $65 mil-
lion to the mining company to stop the project.
Two Northwest lawmakers, Sens. Maria
Cantwell, D-Wash., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore.,
have set out to reform this relic of the Gilded
Age. Appropriately, they've picked a time when
America is enduring another era of lax regula-
tion and the pillaging of public lands.
Cantwell and Wyden have invited colleagues
to sign a letter to the chairman and ranking
Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural
Resources Committee, as the panel begins work
to "update" the 1872 law.
"Sensible policies are long overdue and
urgently needed because the threat to our pub-
lic lands is growing exponentially," the sena-
tors write.
"For example, in the past five years, mining
companies have staked more than 800 claims at
the edge of the Grand Canyon, and with the
price of gold and other metals increasing the
number of mineral claims continues to grow.
"In Washington, a proposed hardrock mine
near Mount St. Helens National Monument has
ignited public concern over municipal water
supplies and salmon and steelhead runs; in Col-
orado, a thriving resort community that is
already impacted by mining pollution is troubled
by new mining plans."
Cantwell and Wyden propose a modest use of
intelligence toward federal mining policy.
They would protect national parks and mon-
uments from mining. They would put mining on
a par with other uses for public lands, instead of
treating it as the highest and best use.
They would establish environmental perfor-


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mance and reclamation standards, and prevent
degrading of water quality.
Other abuses need be addressed. Land sold
for $2.50 an acre has not always been used for
mining.
Taxpayers have subsidized ski resorts, hous-
ing subdivisions and even a Nye County, Neva-
da, whorehouse.
. The U.S. House of Representatives has
already passed legislation, opposed by the Bush
administration, that would regulate mining com-
panies and require that they pay royalties.
The Senate is a tougher nut to crack. Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid. D-Nevada, comes
from a state that mines 90 per cent of the coun-
try's gold. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-New Mexico,
senior Republican on the energy committee, is
a longtime mining industry satrap.
Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, has adopted a
broad stance against meaningful reform of the
law, although abandoned Idaho mines leach
pollutants into Washington-bound streams.
In the late 1990s, a resourceful Babbitt used
existing law to put through a limited set of
reforms.
He deployed a provision of the Federal Land
Policy and Management Act that outlaws
"unnecessary and undue degradation of public
lands," to deny claims in environmentally sen-
sitive areas vetoing a controversial gold mine
proposed for Okanogan County.
Babbitt required "bonding" improvements,
making hardrock mining operations put up
money to cover cleanup and reclamation in
case of bankruptcy.
-, The Bush administration, with a mining lob-
byist installed as undersecretary of the interior.
quickly scuttled its predecessor's reforms. It
axed regulations requiring re-vegetation, control
of erosion and protection of surface as well as
groundwater.
The mining industry could finally be of a
mind to accept reform, rather than risk a Demo-
cratic president and Congress, or even John
McCain in the White House.
Cantwell and Wyden emphasize that they
support "reasonable access for responsible min-
ing companies."
In return, argue the senators, the industry
will have to swallow "the protection of critical
public lands" and safeguarding of water quality,
plus "much-needed taxpayer protections."
It's a mouthful for mining companies that
have specialized in massive resistance.
The resistance has been rewarded.
The industry has reaped billions of dollars
worth of minerals while sticking taxpayers with
billions in cleanup costs.
All bad things must end, however.
After 136 years, it's time.
(This article was written by Joel Connelly of
the
c.2008 Seattle Post-Intelligencer).


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EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHILE a large proportion
of the Bahamian public will
have to wait until May 2012
to decide who their next
leader will be along with
months of waiting as the
world's attention is on the US
election results, this is not the
case for students at the coun-
try's leading tertiary institu-
tion.
The student community of
The College of The Bahamas
(COB,) will decide who will
lead its vibrant student union
today and tomorrow.
The College of The
Bahamas Union of Students
(COBUS) has officially given
the dates for the next general
student union elections which
will be held March 27 and
March 28, 2008 for its Oakes
Field Campus from 9am to
9pm.
All registered students with
a valid ID will have the oppor-
tunity to vote for the next
President, Vice President, and
Senators for the various
schools along with other exec-
utive positions.
There will be three polling
stations which will be located
at (1) Portia Smith Building
(2) School of Nursing and (3)
School of Culinary Hospitali-
ty Management Institute.
Ms Anastarcia Huyler cur-
rently serves as President who
has done an excellent job dur-
ing her tenure by making a
national and international
mark that the administra-
tion/student at the college
along with the Bahamian pub-
lic at large has commended
her for a job well done.
However, despite the calls
from the student body for Ms
Huyler to serve a second term
in office, she has declined the
offer and feels that it is time to
give another student the
opportunity that she was
bestowed.
Also, even though previous
elections have been filled with
controversy and lack of inter-
est among the student body,
the 2008-2009 COBUS elec-
tions have many students at
the college anxious about the
results.
Why is this you ask? I can
think of two main reasons for
this.
Firstly, the candidates who
have offered themselves as


Presidential and Vice Presi-
dential candidates are of great
interest among the student
body.
Mr Delvano McIntosh and
Mr Perry Newton are the two
candidates who have been
working hard on the cam-
paign, requesting the votes
from their fellow students for
the position as President.
The job of President is one
of key importance, because
whoever is elected has one of
the eleven voting rights
according to the 1995 COB
Act in the College Council
which is the superpower of the
college.
Therefore, the individual
chosen as President must be
able to voice the concerns of
students and persuade the
hard hitters on the council to
make decisions that inevitably
will benefit the student body.
Both Presidential candi-
dates are Secondary Educa-
tion History/Geography stu-
dents who are popular among
the studentbody at large and
they are known as driven,
motivated, scholastic, vibrant
and goal-oriented young men
with effective leadership skills
and experience and have won
the hearts of the student body.
Also, the decision of Vice
President is another position
that is of utmost importance.
Ms Aqueelah Thompson and
Mr Tavaris Sands have both
offered themselves as candi-
dates.
Both VP candidates share
similar traits as the Presiden-
tial candidates and both
believe that they can assist the
President in carrying out the
mandate and framework dur-
ing the next academic year.
In previous COBUS admin-
istrations, many VP have been
known for resigning before
their tenure has expired.
VP's often have the respon-
sibility of sitting on the acad-
emic board at the college
which is crucial at this time.
Will this be the case in this
election or do these candi-
dates possess the spirit of
endurance during times of dif-
ficulty and hardship?
Who will the college student


body decide to be the next
President and Vice President?
This is a race that I am anx-
ious to see the outcome!
Finally, the COB's new
appointees into offices have a
lot of work ahead of them
once elected.
The fact that COB is about
to become the University of
The Bahamas is a major role
that the new COBUS admin-
istration will have to help in
fostering.
Therefore, COBUS needs a
government that is willing and
ready to hit the ground run-
ning and prepare current and
future students for this reality.
Moreover, as it is the case in
most colleges and universities,
the students at the college
have many concerns such as
online registration, parking,
fear of campus crime/violence,
lack of computer and science
resources, poor classroom
conditions, among others.
Even though the current
COBUS administration has
made significant strives with
regard to ensuring that the
needs and concerns of the stu-
dent body were heard and
began to make some initial
steps to improve conditions at
the college, there is still much
more work to be done.
Therefore, the next
COBUS administration must
ensure that present and future
agreements and policies that
are student related are carried
out and fully implemented to
continue to improve quality
assurance for its students.
Ip conclusion, the student
bo y votes will soon be cast
and we will soon see who the
people have decided to lead
them.
Who will be the next Presi-
dent? Will it be Mr McIntosh
or Mr Newton?
This is a question that I
wish that I could answer, but
unfortunately I have not
tapped into such power as yet.
But, what I am sure of is
that this election is critical and
crucial and I invite all student
body at the COB to allow
their voices to be heard by
going out to vote.
Can we do it? Yes we can!

Delvano McIntosh
2008-2009 COBUS
President Candidate
Nassau,
March, 2008.


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0 In brief

Zhivargo Laing
controversy

to be debated

at PLP public
meeting


The Progressive Liberal Party
will hold a public meeting on
Tuesday, April 1, at the Sir Lyn-
den Pindling Centre in Gambier
House on Farrington Road.
Topics to be discussed are the
customs rate change matter
involving Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing, dubbed
a "scandal" by the party at a press
conference on Wednesday when
they called for his resignation, as
well as "other issues of national
interest", including the state of
the economy.
The meeting was announced
by the party yesterday.
The keynote speaker at the
event will be party leader Perry
Christie. Hosting will be MP for
Englerston Glenys Hanna-Mar-
tin, the party's newly-elected
chairperson.'


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Turning on to Earth




Hour by turning off!


Offering dinner by candle-
light, Bimini Bay Resort and
Marina will turn off all non-
essential lights between 8pm
and 9pm on Saturday, March
29, in observance of Earth
Hour.
Organised by the World
Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is a
global climate change initiative
that calls on individuals and
business to turn off their lights
for one hour this Saturday.
"At Bimini Bay Resort, we're
always looking for ways to con-
serve energy and ways to
encourage our guests and resi-
dents to conserve at home," said
Benjamin Davis, director of
resort operations.
"As a company and as indi-
viduals, Earth Hour is an impor-
tant reminder that we all have a
role in reducing the effects of
global climate change.
"Something as simple as turn-
ing off the lights for one hour on
one day is a great reminder that
we need to be energy conscious
each and every day."
During its observance 'of
Earth Hour, Bimini Bay said it
will remain fully operational
though guests and onlookers
may notice dimmer lighting in
commercial areas.
The Casa Lyon and Aqua-
grille restaurants will offer din-
ner by candlelight. Non-essen-
tial lights at the marinas will be
turned off and any outdoor
lights not needed for safety pur-
poses will be dimmed, the resort
said.
"The resort's lobby area,
including the check-in counter,
will be illuminated by candle-
light.
"In addition, the resort is pro-
viding Earth Hour information
to guests and employees,
encouraging them to join us in
our observance of this global
initiative," said Bimini Bay in
a statement.
Earth Hour is an idea that
originated in Sydney, Australia,
where more than two million
people tirrned off their lights
for one hour last year.
By encouraging greater con-
servation, this simple act
reduced the city's energy con-
sumption by more than 10 per


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IN THIS HAND OUT PHOTO from the World Wildlife Fund, a hot air
balloon is tethered at Sydney Harbor yesterday as a prelude to the
upcoming Earth Hour event on March 29. Twenty-four cities around
the world will take part in Earth Hour, a global movement that began
in Sydney last year, with residents and businesses encouraged to turn
off lights and non-essential appliances for an hour at 8 pm, March
29.
(AP Photo/World Wildlife Fund, James Alcock,HO)


cent. This year, as many as 30
million people are expected to
take part in Earth Hour world-
wide.
This commitment by Bimini
Bay comes on the heels of
claims by scientists that the
development of the resort has
damaged the sensitive and envi-
ronmentally significant ecosys-
tem on the island.
One noted expert said the
idea that the resort respects the
environmental integrity of the
island is "laughable".
However Mr Davis said:
"Environmental stewardship is
an important aspect of Bimini
Bay Resort and that is why we


decided to participate in this
initiative. Bimini may be a small
island, but we are just like every
other city, island or country in
the world when it comes to tak-
ing responsibility to help reduce
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regarding recent interruptions in supply.
This acknowledgment comes after media reports claimed that the
power cuts are affecting tourism on the island and that residents plan
to hold a "peace rally" in protest.
"We sympathise with them and want to assure them that work is
underway to correct the problem on a short term, medium term and
long term basis," said BEC in a statement.
It said the outages are due to a number of factors, "including chal-
lenges experienced with generation, the tripping of overhead lines
that impact the distribution system in North Eleuthera due to sea
surges and planned repair works and upgrades which are designed to
improve the overall operation."
BEC said that to address the distribution concerns, it will be installing
an additional submarine cable from the main land to Harbour Island
and will be upgrading the overhead lines in North Eleuthera.
"With regards to the generation challenges, about two to three
years ago, the corporation purchased two new units for Harbour
Island and two new units for Hatchet Bay. Unfortunately, those gen-
erators did not perform up to expectations and therefore contributed
to some of the recent outages. In order to resolve this situation, dis-
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the statement said.
It said that in the short term, interim generators will be installed to
meet demand, and that the medium to long term plans include a sub-
stantial upgrade of generators in Hatchet Bay.
"BEC apologises for the inconvenience caused by these recent out-
ages. We want to reassure our valued customers that we are commit-
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What can we do about crime?


* By DESHON FOX


M UJ R 1) E R,
rape, child-
molestation,
and other
heinous crimes are perpetrated
in the Bahamas at an alarming
rate.
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does little more these days than
sell newspapers.
Many of us are troubled by
the level of violence in our
country, but few of us are out-
raged enough to do more than
complain about it.
Some argue that we can stem
crime by putting more police
officers in our schools and on
our streets.
Others call for stiffer penal-
ties for offenders.
But do such measures really
address the root problem?
Crime resolution in the
Bahamas requires much more
than surface treatments.
Crime doesn't just happen.
The criminal mind, as many
studies suggest, often originates
in early childhood in unstable
environments lacking love and
moral guidance.
To address crime in the
Bahamas not complain about
it or wish it away we have to
focus intensely on the plight of
our young.
Fifty per cent of Bahamians
are under the age of 25. Eighty
per cent of our children are
born outside of marriage. No
doubt many of these children
live in single- parent homes.
Our population is young, undi-


reacted, and angry angry with
uncaring fathers and mothers
who are too frustrated to nur-
ture them.

Morale

A ngry, unloved chil-
dren become angry
adults with a predisposition to
socially unacceptable behaviour.
Our efforts then, if we are
to deal with crime at its root,


should be centred on bolster-
ing the morale of our youth.
Government has a role to play
in this effort.
It helps to have better
schools, cleaner streets, well-
maintained parks and recre-
ational spaces, and instruction-
al social programmes.
Good government can pro-
vide these things.
But there is only so much a
good government can do.
Neutralising the root causes
of crime is outside the Govern-
ment's purview and is indeed
the solemn duty of parents,
teachers, guidance councillors,
youth leaders, and others who,
because of their role or job,
have ample access to the young
mind.
What can we do? We can
hug our children every day.
We can support our teachers.
We can consistently speak out
against violence not only in
the office or in the car on the
drive home in more public
ways.
We can work with our
schools to develop curriculums
that teach virtues kindness,
gentleness, cleanliness in a
consultative, creative setting.
We can form neighbourhood
associations that develop com-
munity programmes.
We can stop being religious
and become more spiritual -
truly reverent towards God and
life.
We can stop complaining
about crime and start- con-
fronting it as though it were an
aggressive cancer.
Indeed, it is a cancer, one that
threatens to destroy our country
and its future.
We will always be faced with
crime.
Yet we can drastically reduce
the prevalence of crime in our
society if we, as conscientious
adults, make it our chief priori-
ty to nurture the young among
us not just our children, but
every child within reach of our
influence.
Deshon Fox is a profes-
sional engineer and social
activist holding a master's
degree from the University of
Minnesota.


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China lets first
group of foreign
reporters into
libet following
the violence
* LHASA, China
China on Wednesday
announced the surrender of
hundreds of people over anti-
government riots among
Tibetans and allowed the first
group of foreign journalists to
visit the regional capital since
the violence.
The moves appear calculat-
ed to bolster government claims
that authorities are in control
of the situation and that the
protests that began peacefully
were acts of destruction and
murder. But the presence of
police throughout Lhasa indi-
cated the Tibetan capital
remained under lockdown.
The protests embarrassed and
frustrated the government
ahead of this summer's Beijing
Olympics, leading it to flood
Tibet with troops and ban for-
eign journalists. The protests
took a violent turn on March
14, when rioters set hundreds
of fires in Lhasa and attacked
ethnic Chinese.
State-run media announced
that more than 600 people had
turned themselves in to police in
Lhasa and in Sichuan province,
where unrest also broke out.
It was unclear how much
freedom to report the small
group of foreign journalists,
among them an Associated
Press reporter, would have dur-
ing the Chinese government-
arranged two-day trip.
The first several hours of the
visit gave the group only a lim-
ited glimpse of Lhasa. The bus
drive from the airport into the
Tibetan capital was purposely
slow, taking about 90 minutes to
go 40 miles despite repeated
pleas from the reporters to
speed up.
The bus passed three check-
points on the way, all manned
by police in regular uniforms.
Single police officers also were
stationed at almost every cross
street on the road to Lhasa.
The bus made a stop close to
-one of the checkpoints, and
when several reporters walked
back to see, government min-
ders hurried along as well.
About five uniformed offi-
cers were stopping cars. One
officer, Cun Luobu, said the
checkpoint was set up March
14, but added they were check-
ing only "for people not wear-
ing seat belts, for violating traf-
fic rules and for having fake
license plates."
Armed police in camouflage
uniforms were stationed at sev-
eral places that appeared to be
government offices. Machine
guns were strapped across their
chests, the highest state of readi-
ness.
The reporters were taken to
Potala Square, below the Pota-
la Palace, the traditional seat of
Tibetan rulers, which reopened
Wednesday for the first time
since March 14.
A reporter from Singapore's
Lianhe Zaoaobao newspaper
managed to talk to two Tibetans
on the square who said security
was tight and that they were
often stopped for identification
checks, but that they were
allowed to move around the
city.
After the square, the
reporters were taken a few
blocks away where many shops
had been burned out during the
rioting. Some of the stores that
had not been damaged had
white ceremonial scarves hang-
ing from them.
During the rioting, many
Tibetans did that to let protest-
ers know not to stone or burn
the buildings because they
belonged to Tibetans.
The journalists also were tak-
en down Qingnian Road, anoth-
er hard-hit street. At the end of
the street was a two-story med-
ical clinic that had been burned
out.
A red banner hanging from
a newly built arch on the road
had "Construct a Harmonious
Society" in gold Chinese writ-
ing. Harmonious society is a
catch-phrase of President Hu
Jintao to show the governmen-
t's efforts to deal with social
unrest created by an increasing
gap between an urban middle
class and the poor, largely rural


masses.
The police presence in the
parts of the city where reporters
were taken was not noticeably
heavy.
In the Old City, members of
the People's Armed Police were
checking identification, but
allowing people to pass by.

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Chronic disease




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rise in Freeport


* BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT- The prevalence
of chronic diseases in the nation's
second city continues to grow,
with more than 1,400 admitted to
hospital so far this year.
Hypertension represented the
highest rate of admissions at the
Rand Memorial Hospital, where
some 746 persons are being treat-
ed for high blood pressure.
Diabetes which was second
with 431 admissions; heart dis-
ease was third with 141 admis-
sions, and cancer fourth with 141.
The prevalence of obesity,
hypertension, diabetes and oth-
er preventable illness is of par-
ticular concern for the Grand
Bahama Health Services, which
yesterday announced plans for
the launch their annual Healthy
Lifestyle Programme.
Hospital officials and their
healthy lifestyle partners, includ-
ing various business entities on
Grand Bahama, held a press con-
ference to officially inform the
public of this year's events.
A fun run/walk and a health
education fair will be held on
April 5. Persons interested in par-
ticipating must register. The cost
for registration is $10 for adults
and $5 for children under 13.
Grand Bahama Heath Services
representative Marva Moxey said
that the proceeds from the event
are earmarked for the Healthy
Lifestyle Secretariat.
The nationwide programme,
which was initially launched in


July 2007 by Minister of Health
and Social Development Dr
Hubert Minnis, was introduced
due the alarming statistics about
death from non-communicable
diseases such hypertension, heart
disease, stroke, kidney failure and
cancer in the Bahamas.
It is hoped that the Healthy
Lifestyle Programme will help
reverse the growing trend.
Individuals, schools and busi-
nesses were encouraged to sup-
port the event and donate prizes
for a raffle.
Mrs Moxey said that every per-
son registered for the fun
run/walk is automatically entered
to win a set-top box from Cable
Bahamas, and a "goodie bag"
from BTC.
She said the drawing will be
held after the race. She also not-
ed that a trophy will be awarded
to the school or organisation with
the most participants.
Immediately after the walk, the
health education fair will be held
and will include blood pressure
and sugar testing, as well as infor-
mation on various health issues.
"We are extending an invita-


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ey. She thanked all the sponsors,
including J S Johnson and Co, the
Freeport Container Port, the
Grand Bahama Airport Compa-
ny, BTC, Ginn sur Mer, and Sub-
way for their donations, as well as
New Image, the Grand Bahama
Shipyard, Cable Bahamas and
Curve Fitness Centre for their
support.
Registration forms may be col-
lected at a number of businesses
on Grand Bahama.


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The commissioning of the
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In a press statement issued
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Collie reminded the WemCo
executives of the many busi-
ness opportunities in the secu-
rity field, with big develop-
ments like Albany coming on
stream.
WemCo CEO Henry
Wemyss gave an overview of
the company which was estab-
lished in 1999 at which time
employed only 89 officers, an


office clerk and an assistant
to the CEO.
He said WemCo Security
now has more than 300 offi-
cers, three vice presidents, two
financial controllers, a myri-
ad of other staff members and
has vowed to stay on the cut-


ting edge of technology.
Acribba Wemyss, assistant
to the CEO, served as mistress
of ceremony at the function
and her sister Keisha Wemyss
gave the vote of thanks.
Both are daughters of the
CEO.


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medicine
FROM page one
A prostate cancer patient
at Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal told The Tribune yester-
day that he was diagnosed
with the disease in Decem-
ber 2007 and was prescribed
monthly injections of
Zoladex.
However, he said that
more than four months later
he has not received a single
injection of the drug.
"What's the use of catch-
ing cancer early when the
treatment is stalled like
this?" he asked.
The patient claimed that
he has been attempting to
contact hospital manage-
ment about his situation for
several months now without
success.
"It's just not good enough.
Government and the public
need to know what kind of
foolishness is going on here,"
he said.
Sources at PMH, howev-
er, said yesterday that
attending doctors should
have prescribed substitute
medications for the 3.6mg
Zoladex drug.
A full statement about the
situation is expected to be
issued by PMH today.
According to Zoladex's
web site, the 3.6 mg dosage is
prescribed to patients with
"prostate cancer suitable for
hormonal manipulation
(and) breast cancer in pre-
and perimenopausal women
suitable for hormonal manip-
ulation."
It is also used to treat
Endometriosis, uterine
fibroids, endometrial thin-
ning and is used in assisted
reproduction.
The 10.8mg dosage is only
prescribed, to men with
prostate cancer suitable for
hormonal manipulation, or
to women suffering from
Endometriosis and uterine
fibroids.
The medication is given
as an injection just under the
skin in the stomach. The 3.6
mg-doseis-injected every 28
days while the 10.8 mg dose
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* By NATARIO McKENZIE
THE life sentence being served by Ange-
lo "Nasty" Brennen was challenged in the
Court of Appeal yesterday as being too
lenient.
Brennen is convicted of the daytime slay-
ing of a woman and the attempted murder
of her daughter.
Franklin Williams of the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office sought to convince the appel-
late court that the life sentence was unduly
lenient and was based on the wrong prin-
ciple of law, bearing in mind the circum-
stances of the case and Brennen's previ-
ous record.
Mr Williams said that Pinder's murder
had not been a crime of passion and that


Brennen had not been provoked, nor did he
suffer from diminished responsibility at the
time of the offence. Mr Williams noted that
Brennen had a history of personal violence
against the victim.
Mr Williams submitted yesterday that
there was nothing to justify the reasoning
for the sentence of life and that there were
no mitigating circumstances in the case.
Brennen, 39, was initially sentenced to
death in November 2005 by Justice Jon
Isaacs following a conviction for the murder
of 34-year-old Ruthmae Alfreda Pinder.
He was also sentenced to serve 25 years
in prison for the attempted murder of Pin-
der's teenage daughter, Calvonya Grant.
Pinder and her two daughters Calvonya
and Amy Pinder were at a bus stop on


Farrington Road, when Brennen
approached and fired shots, according to
evidence presented in the murder trial. Pin-
der was shot twice in the chest while her
daughter, Calvonya who was 15 at the time,
was shot in the thigh.
In view of the Privy Council's ruling that
the Bahamas' mandatory death penalty is
unconstitutional, Brennen in June of last
year was resentenced to life in prison by
Justice Jon Isaacs following a sentencing
hearing. In the Bahamas persons sentenced
to life in prison on average serve 10 to 14
years in jail.
Brennen's attorney Wayne Munroe
sought to show a motive for Brennen's
actions, arguing that the convict had dis-
played inappropriately obsessive behav-


iour towards the deceased. Mr Munroe
argued that in Brennen's mind, the rela-
tionship between himself and the deceased
was not over at the time she was murdered.
Mr Munroe argued that Brennen and Pin-
der had an "on and off" relationship and
also pointed out that two weeks before the
murder the deceased had bought Brennen
a gift for his birthday.
Munroe said that Brennen's actions were
that of a man exerting himself with two
jobs to support the deceased. Mr Munroe
noted that Brennen has 17 children from
nine different relationships. Mr Munroe
also argued yesterday that Brennen had
not intended to kill Pinder's daughter,
Calvonya, but that she got shot while trying
to protect her mother.


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FREEPORT Local author-
ities continued the recovery
operation for the plane wreck-
age off West End on Wednes-
day, however rough seas ham-
pered progress.
For the past three days,
authorities had to call off recov-
ery efforts for the remains of
Florida businessmen David Cas-
tle and Frank Delaporte who
were killed when their small
plane crashed off West End.
The single-engine Mooney
aircraft went down in 800 feet of
water about one mile off the
western tip of Grand Bahama.
The tragedy occurred on Mon-
day, March 24, around 1.39pm
shortly after the men left Grand
Bahama International Airport.
A Civil Aviation inspector
arrived on Grand Bahama on
Wednesday morning and has
taken over the investigation into
the air tragedy.
It is believed that bad weath-


er may have caused the crash.
However, Civil Aviation offi-
cials are expected to request
maintenance records of the air-
craft to determine whether
mechanical factors were
involved.
Pieces of aircraft debris, lug-
gage and a number of body
parts were retrieved from the
crash site on Monday.
BASRA, the local sea and air
rescue and search organisation,
and the US Coast Guard, which
initially started search and
recovery efforts, have both
called off their operations.
The Police and the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force were
forced to suspend operations
on Tuesday because of rough
weather conditions.
Weather conditions ruined
their chances again on Wednes-
day.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming,
press liaison officer, said the
Police and Royal Bahamas
Defence Force officers spent
several hours at the crash site.
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and salvage the wreckage and
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pared to $963,000, the 2007 figure
would have been lower had it not
been for a $602,000 write-back
gain on restructuring charges.
Without that, the 2007 fourth
quarter profits from operations
would have stood at $373,000.
For the 2008 fourth quarter,
Abaco Markets' sales grew by 8.8
per cent to $23.876 million, with
gross margins flat at 27.4 per cent.
Expenses, though, were well-con-
trolled, falling slightly as a per-
centage of sales to 24.1 per cent to
24.5 per cent.
For the full-year, net profit on
continuing operations stood as
$1.889 million, compared to a net
$1.309 million loss the previous
year.
Sales for the 12'months to Jan-
uary 31, 2008, were up 11.8 per
cent, an increase of $8.778 million,
while gross margin dollars
increased by $3.023 million or 13.5
per cent compared to 2007. The


Abaco Markets

gross margin percentage rose to
29 per cent from 28.3 per cent the
year before.
Expenses as a percentage of
sales for the full year dropped to
26,1 per cent from 28.4 per cent.
Gavin Watchorn, Abaco Mar-
kets' president, said in a statement:
"While we are pleased with our
performance, our return to solid,
profitable operations is only the
first stage in our effort to fully revi-
talise our company. We look for-
ward to what still needs to be
accomplished and plan to continue
our momentum by further improv-
ing our operations and the cus-
tomer shopping experience in
2008.
"We are pleased to be able to
report a strong fourth quarter on
the heels of the consistent growth
of the prior quarters, giving us our
first profitable fiscal year since
2002.


"Our results show strong
improvement on continuing oper-
ations over the prior year reflect-
ing the success of the measures
we have implemented to increase
sales, improve the group's buying
practices and focus and implement
more effective operational con-
trols."
Craig Symonette, Abaco Mar-
kets chief executive and chairman,
added: "Building on the focus we
established to strengthen our core
brands, we made tremendous
progress in 2007 to improve oper-
ations and increase sales and net
margin dollars.
"We are optimistic about our
outlook for 2008 and beyond, and
we are committed to continuing
to take aggressive actions to posi-
tion Abaco Markets and our
brands to achieve our objectives of
long-term, profitable growth and
value creation for our sharehold-
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employees and an enjoyable cus-
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PM gives full support to minister


FROM page one

he "reviewed all the facts and circumstances sur-
rounding the allegations made against Minister of
State Zhivargo Laing" by the Opposition.
"I am satisfied that Minister Laing acted prop-
erly and in the interest of fair play towards a
number of Bahamian business persons. It is only
because his sister-in-law happened to be one of
those persons affected that the Opposition seeks
to mislead the Bahamian public in this matter,"
said Mr Ingraham.
The prime minister is the minister of finance,
with Mr Laing accused by the opposition of
being caught in a conflict of interest considered
his "junior. minister."
In their earlier press conference, the PLP had
called for Mr Ingraham to come forward and
"*say whether he has formally excused or waived
the conflict."
In yesterday's statement, Mr Ingraham con-
tradicted the PLP's claims and supported Mr
Laing's by stating that the minister of state did not
seek to "change a customs duty rate" when he
penned instruction to the comptroller of customs
on the matter.
Rather, "acting upon advice and within the
scope and ambit of his authority, (Mr Laing)
determined that (10 per cent rate) should con'
tinue to be levied until the matter might be con-
sidered in the next Annual Budget," said Mr
Ingraham.
He said that simply stated, the drink was found
to be "wrongfully classified" by the minister.
According to information tabled in the House
of Assembly, comptroller of customs John Rolle
had informed Mr Laing's sister-in-law by a
November letter that "effective immediately"
Mona Vie would be classified under a tariff head-
ing that attracts 45 per cent duty.
This came after the minister's sister-in-law Mrs


Laing had written to the senior custom's official
querying an unexpected September customs rate
increase. Her letter prompted him to seek infor-
mation on the correct classification from the
World Customs Organisation, who in turn advised
that the drink should attract the higher duty.
However, Mr Laing went on to "pen instruc-
tions" to Mr Rolle stating that the drink should
remain under the old tariff heading until the next
budget exercise.
Standing by comments made by Mr Laing in his
statement on the matter, presented on March 10
in parliament, Mr Ingraham said it should be
noted that the Mona Vie juice drink is imported
into the Bahamas by other people besides Mr
Laing's sister-in-law, Monique Laing.
"A number of them had also protested the
change in the classification, and hence customs
duty rate, without notice just three months into
the new fiscal year," he said.
The PLP had earlier claimed that should Mr
Ingraham excuse Mr Laing "he shows a double
standard since he in similar circumstances forced
his now deputy prime minister Brent Symonette
to resign as chairman of the airport authority."
Mr Symonette was also accused of a conflict of
interest when an airport contract was awarded to
a company in which he had a financial interest.
In the Laing matter, Mr Ingraham said that it
would be "ludicrous to suggest that a group of
Bahamians should suffer unfairly because one of
them happens to be related to someone in Gov-
ernment."
The PLP, however, contends that Mr Laing
"violated the trust of the Bahamian people" when
he allegedly contravened rules of conduct as it
relates to matters involving family members
"accessing services directly under (his) purview."
Their position on Mr Laing's involvement was
in part supported by statements made by then-
comptroller of customs John Rolle who described
it as "illegal" and "improper."


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FROM page one


atives."
In it the party reiterated MP
for St Thomas More Frank
Smith's earlier call for Mr Laing
to resign, or else for prime min-
ister Hubert Ingraham to
"demand" his resignation if he
refuses to go voluntarily.
The party said that the con-
clusion of their "painstaking
and detailed review" is that
"there is no choice, no decent
and honourable action for (Mr
Laing) other than" this even-
tuality.
Speaking at a press confer-
ence by leader of opposition
business in the house MP
Bernard Nottage, surrounded
by party leader Perry Christie,
MP for St Thomas More Frank
Smith, MP for Fox Hill Fred
Mitchell and MP for South


PLP investigation
Andros Picewell Forbes, told
the media that their review
exposes "fatal inconsistencies"
in Mr Laing's public statements
on the matter evidencing a con-
flict of interest.
Mr Laing has spoken in the
House of Assembly on the mat-
ter three times. Once on Feb-
ruary 13, 2008, once on Febru-
ary 28 and then to present his
written statement on the issue
on March 10.
In their review, the opposi-
tion claims that Mr Laing con-
tradicted himself on one occa-
sion by stating that he was not
seeking to provide an advan-
tage to his family members
through his actions and has
been "less than forthright and
evasive."


Massive blaze contained

FROM page one

evening that residents can be assured that the fire is presently under
control and contained to the garbage dump.
Dr Minnis further said that special provisions have been made for
those suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation to visit the Flamin-
go Gardens clinic for expedited treatment.
While smoke development is expected to continue over the next few
days, it is expected to weaken, Dr Minnis said.
This latest blaze is only one of many which have broken out at the
city dump during the last several years.


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Gas prices

33 miles.
However, as most Bahamians
struggle through a daily traffic grid-
lock, motorists can't expect a gallon
to stretch that far, he added.
"(Gas mileage) could vary in this
traffic, you can bum a gallon of gas
just sitting in traffic idling in your
car.
"A Honda can get 33 miles to a
gallon but that's considered high-
way gallon (mileage) and when you
get in the city that gets reduced dra-
matically." said Mr Thompson. "I
don't know where to go from here.
it's scars," Mr Thompson said. He
said it takes him $110 to fill his
truck, which gets 300 miles to the
tank, with fuel.
Rick Lowe. operations manager
at Nassau Motor Company, esti-
mated a gallon of gas would last 15
to 18 miles in city traffic. He expects
gas prices to lower in the coming
weeks after they peak then stabilize.
"The sooner it gets higher the
better, because then something will
break, then something will change,"
he predicted.


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They further point out that
his account of the matter was
contradicted by the comptroller
of customs at the time, now
retired John Rolle.
The party claimed that Mr
Laing "violated cardinal prin-
ciples" relating to how minis-
ters should deal with matters
involving family members
"accessing services directly
(within their purview)."
The review alleges that his
failure to provide the exact date
that he first received a call in
September from his brother
about the rate increase is a
deliberate effort to avoid "the
inescapable conclusion" that his
brother called him to ask him to
intervene because a written
complaint lodged by him and
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are expected at the pump and in
electricity bills, he reminded con-
sumers these prices were not set
locally but reflected changes in the
international market.
"With the increase in crude oil
we do expect to see an upward
trend in gasoline, also in fuel
charges, also in electrical bills.
"This is of course not controlled
locally, they're due to the interna-
tional market, and we have to bear
with those matters. We should see
an upward trend, as to how long. I
cannot tell, no one can predict the
international market."
However these words provide
little solace to Bahamians trying to
make their paychecks stretch as
cost of living increases.
"It's ridiculous," Paulette
Thompsoh, a nurse, said yesterday.
"(The price for) everything has
increased and the government has-
n't put in to consideration increas-
ing the government salaries for civ-
il servants."
"It's outrageous as government
workers (are not) making the nec-
essary funds to afford prices like
that." Alicia Rolle-Thompson, a
secretary at a public school said
yesterday.
Things are worse for the 2.(XX)
residents of Moore's Island, Abaco
where gas prices are in the $6 range.
Sherman Stewart, town council
member and fisherman on Moore's
Island, said rising fuel costs were
cutting into the profits of local fish-
ermen.
High gas prices on the five mile
long island has forced boaters to
dock their vessels and lose revenue
from fishing, he said.
"The fishermen depend on gaso-
line to go out there and make their
living and sometimes they don't
catch enough to pay for gas." said
Mr Stewart, adding that it can cost
up to $200 to fuel a day of fishing.
Jimmy Thompson, assistant ser-
vice manager at Nassau Motor
Company, told The Tribune a gal-
lon of fuel in an average vehicle in
good condition would in theory last


I


In that letter Mrs Laing told
then-comptroller of customs
John Rolle that she had dis-
covered that month that her
broker, E.Z. Imports, had been
informed by a customs agent
that the rate had changed on
the product which she sells. She
asked him for his assistance in
"resolving the issue."
The report alleges that Mr
Laing has sought "to confuse
the changing of the rate of cus-
toms duty under the tariff act
with the technical process of
classifying a product under the
tariff act." The minister of state
said in his statement to parlia-
ment that it was "unusual" for a
customs rate to change mid-
year.
However, according to Mr
Rolle, when the customs
department is advised that a
product is in the wrong customs


category and changes it as
he suggested was the case with
the advice provided to him
about Mona Vic by the WCO
in November this is different
to "changing a rate mid-year"
and as such can be effected by
the comptroller alone.
He told the Bahama Journal
that Mr Laing's instructions "to
place the...drink back under the
'wrong' classification was both
improper and illegal."
However, Mr Laing's expla-
nation relies on the assumption
that the reclassification of the
drink amounted to an unfair
and unusual mid-year rate
change.
The minister has countered
criticism of his actions with his
own questions, asking in his


March 10 statement what
prompted the initial increase in
the rate of duty applied to
Mona Vie in September which
prompted his relative to com-
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At this point, no advice had
yet been received by the comp-
troller from the WCO on the
matter, as Mr Rolle's October
letter to the body seeking
advice on what rate of duty the
drink should attract was only
prompted by Mrs Laing's com-
plaint.
Yesterday Mr Laing told The
Tribune that he stood by his
earlier commitment to make no
further comment on the Mona
Vie issue- beyond his "full
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photographer Roland Rose's Held over a two-day period ground information on each art studio and store, "Third
black and white still portraits from Saturday March 15 to of the featured artists. Eye" on East Street.
depicting life in the Bahamas Sunday March 16, this year's This year's event featured Artist Jackson Burnside and
during the early 1950s, artist event featured 11 unique art young as well as veteran his wife Pam Burnside, owners
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to not only include places
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the mix, but to literally
encourage the transformation
of unlikely, unused and
unconventional spaces for the
purpose of art exhibitions and
experience."
Transforming Spaces was
held in honour of renowned
artist, the late Brent Malone.
A special tribute was also paid
this year to the late Vincent
D'Aguilar, businessman and
artist, who passed away sev-
eral days before.
Due to the fact that a num-
ber of artists work outside of
their calling in order to sup-
port themselves financially,
proceeds from Transforming
Spaces 2008 were donated to
the Brent Malone Artist-in-
Residence Fund, which will
allow one artist per year to
take a break from their "mun-
dane jobs" to pursue their
true passion.
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PAGE 18. THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008


INTRNAIOALNW


Zimbabwe's election



season: a time of hope



and skulduggery


* HARARE, Zimbabwe
When 100 young men stormed
onto his property last week,
Knox Solomon Danda, an
opposition candidate for Par-
liament in rural Zvimba, hid
under a table with his wife and
children, he said, pulling the
tablecloth low to the floor to
better conceal their cowering
shapes. His 5-year-old daugh-
ter began to whimper. He held
her close to muffle the sound.
"I don't know whether these
men meant to kill us or simply
scare us," he said. According to
the New York Times News Ser-
vice The intruders pelted the
house with bricks, and while
Danda and his family escaped
unhurt, he said two of his sup-
porters were pummeled in an
adjacent maize field. One
endured a gash to his ribs from
an ax.
Election time has again come
to Zimbabwe expectant days
of hope and suspense, but also
of fear, with the lining up at the
polls customarily preceded by
what many people here describe
as a campaign of state-support-
ed intimidation and skuldug-
gery.
Voters will go to the polls
Saturday, with President Robert
Mugabe, the leader of a nation
enduring catastrophic hardship,
trying to retain the power he
has held for 28 years.
Here in Harare, there is the
usual speculation about the
political winds. In what
provinces is the president's par-
ty strong? Where is it weak?
But the more frequent conjec-
ture involves the mechanics of
an outcome that is presumed to
be rigged.
"Even if Mugabe only gets
one vote, the tabulated results
are in the box and he has won,"
said Andrew Moyse, who coor-
dinates a project that monitors
coverage in the Zimbabwe news
media. Echoing that sentiment,
Noel Kututwa, the chairman of


SIMBA MAKONi, one of the presidential candidates in Zimbabwe is sil-
houetted in his own campaign banner as he addresses a rally in
Chinhoyi about 150 km, 93 miles west of Harare, Monday, March, 24,
2008. Makoni a former Minster in President Robert Mugbes govern-
ment said that he was confident of victory ahead of Presidential
and parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe on March 29


a coalition of civic groups dedi-
cated to honest elections, said:
"We will not have a free and
fair election. There is despera-
tion for change. But, in the end,
I can't say that Mugabe won't
win, because he probably will."
Mugabe, 84, a hero of the
nation's liberation struggle and
one of the last of Africa's ruth-
lessly autocratic "big men," is
often imputed here with mythic
cunning. Certainly, great advan-
tages have accrued to his incum-
bency. 9
The state controls radio, tele-
vision and the only daily news-
paper.
The reporting of events is
reliably biased toward Mugabe,
extolling his courage and gen-
erosity while depicting his oppo-
nents as little more than foot-
men for the British, Zimbab-
we's former colonial masters.
In a country suffering rampant
hunger, the government bolsters


standing by distributing subsi-
dized food, routinely favoring,
critics allege, members of
Mugabe's party, the Zimbabwe
African National Union-Patri-
otic Front. In a country endur-
ing epic inflation of more than
100,000 percent, the campaign-
ing president has been able to
bestow tractors and plows on
village chiefs whose gratitude
is expected to be a reciprocal
harvest of votes.
Then there are the brass tacks
of the election. Groups like
Kututwa's complain about an
election commission dominat-
-ed by Mugabe's cronies, rules
that bar people from register-
ing in cities where the president
is less popular, a paucity of
polling stations in those loca-
tions; and long outdated voting
rolls that in the past have been
accused of permitting guileful
ZANU-PF advocates to cast
ballots for the dead.


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Harare, Monday, March, 24, 2008. Makoni, a former Minster in President Robert Mugbe's government who
addressed the crowd said that he was confident of victory ahead of Presidential and parliamentary elections,
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Cheney says he doesn't




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by popularity in polls


* By DEB RIECHMANN
JERUSALEM
Old joke: Did you hear the
one about the parents who had
two sons? One went off to sea.
The other became vice presi-
dent, and neither was ever
heard from again.
Modern joke: When Dick
Cheney is in the hospital,
George W. Bush is just a heart-
beat away from the presidency.
The way people poke fun at
the vice president today says a
lot about how Cheney has
retooled the job, according to
the Associated Press.
Some argue that Cheney is
too powerful, but the very fact
that people are debating the
issue is evidence of how much
has changed from the days of
Daniel Webster, who, when
offered the vice presidency,
quipped, "I don't propose to be
buried until I'm dead."
Cheney himself isn't sure
whether future vice presidents
will be as hands-on as he's been.
"I'm reluctant to say it's a
trend," Cheney told reporters
during an interview Monday in
Israel. "If you look at the histo-
ry of the office, it can go either
way.",
With no contract or job
description for the vice presi-
dent, Cheney said it will depend
on the wishes of future presi-
dents. He said Bush "wanted
me to sign on as a member of
the team, somebody who would
be an active participant in the
governing process, and he's
kept his word."
Known as a chief architect of
the war in Iraq and a hard-liner
when it comes to U.S. foreign
policy, Cheney would be hard-
pressed to win a popularity con-
test. His approval ratings are in
the mid-30s. But he does not
judge his effectiveness by the
polls.
"If I wanted to be loved, I
ought to be a TV correspon-
dent, not a politician," he joked
during a television interview lat-
er in Turkey, his last stop on a
10-day trip throughout the
Mideast.
Using his stature and long-
standing personal relationships
with many foreign leaders,
Cheney has schmoozed with
Arab leaders in oil-rich coun-
tries like Oman and Saudi Ara-
bia, bolstered support for
Afghanistan's struggling gov-
ernment, nudged the Israelis
and Palestinians to take steps
toward peace, and had a series
of private talks with Iraqi politi-
cians as the war enters its sixth
year.
When it comes to Iraq,
Cheney thinks the administra-
tion is possibly more relevant
today than it was a year ago
because Bush's military buildup
has helped reduce violence.
There is concern the bloodshed


stein said. "I'm very hopeful
that both parties' presidential
nominees will pick somebody
presidential and give them the
accessibility and responsibility
that the nation's second officer
ought to have."


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MEMBERS of a leftist Turkish party chant anti-U.S. slogans and hold a ban-
ner that reads, "Cheney get out of Turkey, the U.S., get out of the Middle
East ", in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, March 24, 2008. Cheney is in Turkey
for talks with Turkish President Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo-
gan and Chief of Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit to discuss issues including
the country's recent military operations against Kurdish rebels in Iraq.


will return as the extra troops
go back home between now and
July, but for now, Cheney
believes the drop in violence
has bolstered the administra-
tion's leverage in Iraq.
"I don't feel any sense of loss
of influence, if you will,"
Cheney said during his visit to
Baghdad. "I think, if anything,
the successes that we've demon-
strated here have given us
greater credibility than would
have been the case if we hadn't
had the surge and the progress
of the last 12, 15 months."
Kevin Kellems, a communi-
cations strategist and former
Cheney spokesman, said the
vice president has a lot of
authority on the world stage
even as the administration's
time runs out'and the world's
attention turns to the race for
the next president.
"He's very aware of the pow-
er of his words in foreign coun-
tries," Kellems said. "His voice
overseas is a big club to swing
- it has enormous impact. So
he carefully calibrates his mes-
sage."
Kellems doesn't bay the argu-
ment that Cheney's influence
on Bush has waned either,
although he acknowledges that
some of Cheney's closest allies
are no longer in the adminis-
tration people like former
Defense Secretary Donald H.
Rumsfeld, the vice president's
former chief of staff, Lewis
"Scooter" Libby, and former
U.S. Ambassador to the United
Nations John Bolton.
"You could argue that some
of his allies and or staff mem-
bers have moved on to'other
things so therefore the dynamic
within the administration has
changed," Kellems said. "But I
see no evidence that the presi-
dent seeks or listens to his
advice in the second term less
than he did in the first."
Walter Mondale, President


Carter's vice president, was the
first vice president to have an
office in the West Wing. "That
sort of helps integrate you with
the operation," Cheney said.
Historians will study Cheney
when he leaves to determine
whether he has overreached his
position.
Gerald Ford loathed being
vice president in the Nixon
White House.
"He just hated the job,"
Chenev said. "He always
expressed to me the view that
the worst nine months of his life
were the ones he spent as vice
president."
The job, though, suits
Cheney, who has embraced his
role as secretive, behind-the-
scenes power broker. He even
laughs at being likened to "Star
Wars" villain Darth Vader.
Cheney's lack of presidential
aspirations has been a unique
aspect of his two-term vice pres-
idency.
"People said this is a source
of his strength. He doesn't have
a different agenda from the
president, but there's a flip side
that I think is troubling," said
Joel Goldstein, a law professor
at Saint Louis University who
has written extensively on the
vice presidency.
"A vice president who is not
looking to succeed to the presi-
dency is not politically account-
able."
Cheney can afford to make
the bulk of his public appear-
ances in Republican-friendly
forums: Conservative talk radio
shows, the Heritage Founda-
tion, a think tank in Washington
that leans right, or military
installations like Balad Air Base
in Iraq last Tuesday, where
troops greeted him with cheers
of "USA! USA!"
"If he were running for pres-
ident, he would have to be out
there talking to a cross section
of the American public," Gold-


V


U.S. VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney, left, and Turkey's President
Abdullah Gul shake hands for cameras during their meeting at the
Cankaya Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, March 24, 2008. Cheney
is in Turkey for talks with Turkish President Gul, Prime Minister
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chief of Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit to dis-
cuss issues including the country's recent military operations against
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Sharif tells US envoys Pakistan will examine tactics against Islamic militants


* ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

A key figure in Pakistan's new
government told two top U.S.
envoys Tuesday that his country
is "no longer a one-man show"
and that President Pervez
Musharraf's strong-arm tactics
against Islamic militants will be
scrutinized, according to the
Associated Press.
Former Prime Minister
Nawaz Sharifs comments came
as the head of the new civilian
government, Yousaf Raza
Gilani, spoke by telephone with


President Bush and told him
that Pakistan would "continue
to fight terrorism," according
to a statement from G(ilani's
office. Bush promised to
strengthen America's "friend-
ship" with Pakistan and invit-
ed Gilani to visit "at his conve-
nience," the statement said.
Earlier Tuesday, Musharraf
swore in Gilani, a loyalist of
slain opposition leader Benazir
Bhutto, as the new prime min-
ister.
Deputy Secretary of State
John Negroponte and Assistant


Secretary of Stale for South
Asia Richard Boucher arrived
in Islamabad early Tuesday,
held talks with Sharif, then vis-
ited Mushiarral; at the presiden-
tial palace. They made no com-
mcnt on lthe talks. The envoys
also met witvih i army chief G(en.
AshfaI I'Parvez Kayani and the
chief of the military's powerful
Inter-Services Intelligence, a
U.S. Embassy spokeswoman
said. Sharif, speaking later at a
news conference, said he told
the envoys that it was "no
longer a one-man show in Pak-


istan" and that the new parlia-
ment would decide after
exhaustive debate how Pakistan
should approach Islamic
extremism.
The new coalition formed
after February's elections
included Sharif's party. The for-
mer prime minister is demand-
ing Musharraf's resignation.
Many Pakistanis resent
Musharraf's support of Wash-
ington's aggressive campaign
against al-Qaida and the Tal-
iban which operate in Pak-
istan's tribal and border regions


- claiming it has stoked a
bloody backlash.
The security of Pakistan must
not be sacrificed in order to pro-
tect other countries, Sharif said.
"It is unacceptable that while
giving peace to the world we
make our own country a killing
field," he said at a news confer-
ence. "If America wants to see
itself clean of terrorism, we also
want that our villages and towns
should not be bombed," he said,
an apparent reference to recent
airstrikes near the Afghan bor-
der many Pakistanis blame on


U.S. and allied forces. The new
civilian rulers have said they
would negotiate with some mil-
itant groups an approach that
has drawn U.S. criticism in the
past.
Gilani, who fronts the incom-
ing civilian-led administration,
took the oath from Musharraf
at a stiff ceremony in Islam-
abad. Seated side-by-side on a
raised dais and flanked by two
honor guards with white and
gold-braided uniforms, Gilani
followed Musharraf's lead in
reading the oath of office.


New Pakistani PM




minister typifies




country's political




turnaround


* By STEPHEN GRAHAM
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
When former parliament
speaker Yousaf Raza Gilani
was first tipped as a contender
to be prime minister, he
quipped that taking high office
in Pakistan's cutthroat politics
could fast-track him back to
prison, according to the Associ-
ated Press.
But in a sign of how fast polit-
ical winds can change in a coun-
try that has seesawed for six
decades between military and
civilian rule, Gilani took the
oath Tuesday as the new gov-
ernment chief.
For the 55-year old loyalist
of slain opposition leader
Benazir Bhutto it is a stunning
comeback after five years
behind bars under the regime
of President Pervez Musharraf
- the man who swore him in as
prime minister.
"We didn't get this moment
for free. This moment came due
to continued struggle and mar-
tyrdom." Gilani said Monday
after being elected premier by a
huge majority in parliament.
Bhutto's party has roared
back to power after finishing
first in Feb. 18 elections. It will
lead a coalition government
committed to reducing Mushar-
raf's already diminished pow-
ers. Gilani appears suited to that
role not because of his polit-
ical clout but his low-key prag-
matism: Real power will lie else-
where.
Bhutto's widower, Asif Ali
Zardari, took charge of the Pak-
istan People's Party after her
assassination in December, but
cannot be prime minister
because he is not a parliamen-
tarian. Some observers expect
him to run for parliament in a
by-election as soon as May and


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PAKISTAN'S newly elected Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani addresses
the Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, March. 24, 2008. The
longtime loyalist of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was elected Pak-
istan's new prime minister Monday and he immediately freed judges
detained by President Pervez Musharraf.


push Gilani aside, though
Zardari denies that he covets
the job. And the second-largest
party in the anti-Musharraf
front is led by Nawaz Sharif,
who was a powerful head of
government until his ouster in
Musharrafs 1999 military coup.
A well-connected member of
Pakistan's narrow and wealthy
elite, Gilani has earned the
respect of both of today's polit-
ical kingpins in a 30-year polit-
ical career with plenty of twists
and turns.,
He hails from a landowning
family in the Punjab city of Mul-
tan and entered politics in 1978
on the death of his father, a sig-
natory of the Pakistan Decla-
ration, which hastened the
country's creation in 1947.
Gilani won a seat in parlia-
ment in 1985 during the dicta-
torship of Gen. Zia-ul Haq and
served as a minister. He
switched to Bhutto's party after
Haq's death in a mysterious
plane crash and defeated Sharif,
then the chief minister of Pun-
jab province, in a Lahore con-
stituency in 1998.
He was a minister in Bhut-
to's first Cabinet and, during
her second tenure from 1993 to
1996, served in the pivotal post
of parliamentary speaker.
That period was a low point
in Pakistan's failed experiments
with democracy, with Sharif and
Bhutto persecuting each other
when in power and seeking to
paralyze parliament when in
opposition.
But Gilani, a tall friendly
looking man usually seen in a
smart Western business suit,
acquired a reputation for even-
handedness as his fellow law-
makers traded insults and even
physical attacks in the aisles of


the lower house. For instance,
Gilani called on several occa-
sions for Sheikh Rashid, a
sharp-tongued critic of Bhutto,
to be released from prison so
that he could take his seat in
parliament.
"He was fair," recalls Rashid,
who switched allegiance from
Sharif to Musharraf after the
coup. "He called me to join the
session but Benazir overruled
him and I stayed in prison."
Musharraf vowed after the
coup to sweep away a political
class that he accused of leaving
Pakistan on the brink of bank-
ruptcy. Gilani was one of scores
targeted in an anti-corruption
drive. But Musharraf last year
ordered courts to quash charges
still pending from that era in a
bid to smooth Pakistan's return
to democracy a move that
his critics say amounts to an
admission that the accusations
were politically motivated.
Gilani was arrested in 2001,
accused of cronyism in appoint-
ments and abusing his privileges
during his time as parliamen-
tary speaker, and was convicted
the following year of abusing
his authority. He was held in
Adiala Jail, the grim peniten-
tiary in Rawalpindi where
Zardari was also locked up for
years on corruption charges.
Gilani's nephew, Zain Mujta-
ba Gilani, recalls that his uncle
was badly shaken when he
returned home on brief parole
from Adiala for the funerals of
his mother and sister.
On both occasions. Zain said
Gilani told close relatives over
dinner of how Musharraf
envoys had approached him
with offers to free him if he
",shook hands" withthe gov-
ernment.


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23 New-looking and hanging in the
wardrobe? (6)
25 Such relations as one's not very
friendly with? (7)
27 A negative indicallion? Give over! (7)
30 Poker-faced, having almost worked
out one down (6)
31 On taking food round for the
horses (6)
32 What's wrong with the hasp? (5)
35 AI hand with a soothing word (5)
36 1he insect taps on the tree (5)
37 Issuas the figures (7)
39 The extra distance (7)
41 They fix things up with the banks (5)
42 Be heartl-tee? Not it she's yours! (5)
43 They go round the arms (9)
44 Chhtms bed had, in abundance (7)
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7 Penalise the very good (4)
10 Fashions mum copies (6)
11 Clasps, to the music (7)
12 A father's talking-to (6)
19 Liquids are prescribed for it and
should be, by the doctor (7)
21 Now I sit and get fal (7)
24 Turns out well flo: takes the same
route as (4.4.3)
26 From way back they had to, dear,
somehow (3,4,3)
28 Short-lived for the girl:Ito men
trapped within, otherwise (9)
29 The boal is what sparks things oil (7)
30 Weak and awfully weary, taking lime
to go through (6)
32 Answer when you gel home (8)
33 Hurry because then thoroughly
worried atnut (6)
34 See you mention (7)
38 Is the first to go into sex
deviations (6)
40 Get rid of something unsightly in the
garden? (4)


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ACROSS
8 Carefulness (7)
9 Franltic (9)
13 Kingdom (5)
14 Savaye person (5)
15 Hinders (7)
16 Unprofessional (7)
1 Relish (b)
18 Sinagogue
mmisler (5)
SU Therefore (5)
22 Time to come (6)
23 Noiseless (6)
25 Liberly(7)
21 Nail polish (7)
30 Short fall of rain (6)
31 F!iot olships (6)
32 Olli dtls(l
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Contract Bridge

By Steve Becker

That's All There Is to It

South dealer. wonhy of the effort.
Norith-Soutll vulnerable. Take this case where West leads a
NORTH diamond against South's seven-hearl
4 10 8 contract. Declared sees he hi.s all the
VA 3 9 3 ticks provided he does not lose a
A 7 4 club, and thai he can lose a club trick
+K 9 6 2 only if the suit is divided 4-1 or 5-0.
WEST EAST All of South's attention is therefore
4 Q 9 7 5 4 3 2 + J riveted on the club situation, as there
V 7 2 V o 4 might be a way to overcome a bad
J 10 9 KQ 532 break if i is discovered before the
+4 10 7 suit is broached.
SOUTH In an effort to learn as much as he
*A K 6 can about the makeup of the oppos-
V K Q 10 8 5 ing hands, declarer takes the dia-
+6 mond with the ace and promptly
,A Q 8 3 ruffs a diamond. After drawing two
Tne bidding: rounds of trumps, he cashes the A-K
South West North East of spades and ruffs a spade. He then
I V Pass 3 V Pass trumps dummy's last diamond.
4 Pass 4 Pass At this point, the grand slam is
4 4 Pass 5 + Pass sure to make. South is on Easy Street
7 V because he has gotten the count he
Openng lead -- jack o:" diamonds. was looking for.
No one can claim to be a good During the play, East turned up
cardplayer until he learns to count with only one spade, so West is
o.t a hand. The art of getting a count known to have started with seven
on the opponents' cards is not spades. West also followed to two
beyond the capacity ol anyone, since rouids of hearts and three rounds of
all :t requires is the ability and will- diamonds. Therefore, he could not
ingness te count up to 13. have been dealt more than one club.
But, sadiy, most people don't Accordingly, South leads a low
bother to count. As a result, they lose club to the king and a low club back.
many a trick that need not have been When East plays the seven. South
lost. and these lost tricks cost then: plays the eight, and the grand slam is
many a gam 01o slam ove, the course hcme. Note that it would not help
of time. So if this column appears to East to play the ten on the second
devote an inordinate amcuni of club lead since declarer would win
anention to this subject, :i is o2ly and enter dummy with a trump to
because the matter is deemed well take the marked club finesse.

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1 Cubain caiilal (6)
2 Rush ol animals (8)
3 High lumping
technique (7.4)
4 RequiLed (9)
5 Fruil type (7)
6 Ralio (10)
7 Press faslener (4)
10 Deliver a sermon (6)
11 Lumps of gold (7)
12 Garment (1-5)
19 Mad3i holy 1)
21 jillety l7)
24 Without ruspire (3.5.3)
26 Fa' and wide (10)
28 Thehiry (9)
29 Greek reslatwainl (7
30 PRun naked (6)
32 Fee'ler (8)
33 Slocking run (6)
34 I tlwei dealer (7)
18 Htirtnfsoim youtilh (li)
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Laszlo Szabo v Savielly
Tartakover, Venice 1949.
Hungary's number one Szabo
was 22 when war broke out in
1939 and wrecked his chess and
banking career. After five years
in a labour camp, he was eager
to make up for last time and
terrorised the amateur masters
oi Western Europe in
tournaments during the late
1940:- France's Nick Rossolnmo
tried to take over Szabo's
favourite patch at Hastings with
.1 classy queen sacrifice, but the
Budapest grandmaster twice
crushed his rival brutally when
they met again. Szabo liked
queen-rook pesitionw, on an
open board, and as Whtte
uganin st ''veteran in ooday;
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Tribune

Horoscope


By LINDA BLACK


THURSDAY,
MAR 27
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
When il comes to a financial decision
this week, Aquarius. don't rush into
anything. CGather as much infiornalion
as you can. Your elTorts will pay oil.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
A loved one is Ieeling down this
week, Pisces. Do what you can to
cheer him or her up. While it could
take lime. your persistence will pay
ofil. That special someone asks a
Iavor of you late in the week.
ARIES March 21/April 20
A loved one asks you an important
question early in the week. Aries. Just
be honest. Tell this person exactly how
you feel. Don't worry your relation-
ship is strong enough to handle this.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
You have some extra time this week.
Taurus. Don't let it go to waste. Try
to get ahead on several projects that
you've been working on. Go for it!
GEMINI May 22/June 21
Stand your ground when a business
associate tries to fcrce you to do
something you don't agree wilh.
Don't fall prey to this pressure. Those
close to you will be impressed with
your detenninationl.
CANCER June 22/July 22
Keep your emotions in check when
a close friend tells you .some impor-
tant news. Make an effort to be sup-
portive. A loved one needs a shoul-
der to cry on later in the week. Be
there for him or hier.
LEO July 23/August 23
Bite your tongue at work this week,
Leo. Don't let them get to you. You
meet an interesting person on
iThursday. Get to know him or I.er bet-
ter. because this could be the one.
VIRG(; Aug 24/Sept 22
There is a lot to do this 4Acck. Virgo.
Int older to make progress. you have
to stay organized. Set your priori-
lies. and don't lel others distract you
Itron the tasks .it hand.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Ani acquaintance asks your advice
ahout a pc:sonal problem. While you
don't want to gel involved, you
should. Your assistance will be
appreciated. Sagittarius plays an
important role
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Don't let a c.:l:-ague's comments
upset you early .he week, Scorpio.
Everyone kno..a .-at it really doesn't
ha\ e anything ; :. with voi. Relax.
SAGIt ffARI,'- -Nov 2.3/Dec21
You meel someone interesting
while out thIu week. Take the lime
to get to know this person. licause
lie or she really canl enhance your
life. Just he yourself, and you're
sure to make a good impression.
CAPRICORN ec 22/Jan 20
Sou get into an arI lent will a
loved one on Tuesd: Capricorn.
and you both say th I is that you
don't mean. He thc lbiger person,
and apologize firsl.


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* By AUDRA ANG
BEIJING
China's top police official
called for stepped-up "patriotic
campaigns" in Tibet's monas-
teries to boost support for Bei-
jing, state media reported Tues-
day, after a deadly clash
between protesters and police
in the country's west, accord-
ing to the Associated Press.
The demonstration in Garze,
a prefecture in Sichuan
province, started Monday as a
peaceful march by monks and
nuns, but grew violent when
armed police tried to suppress
the crowd, which ballooned to
about 200 after residents joined
in, the Dharmsala, India-based
Tibetan Center for Human
Rights and Democracy said.
Garze borders Tibet, where
several days of anti-government
protests led by monks spiraled
into violence on March 14 in
the capital, Lhasa. The govern-
ment says at least 22 people
have died in Lhasa while
Tibetan rights groups say near-
ly 140 Tibetans were killed,
including 19 in Gansu province.
China's official Xinhua News
Agency said the protesters in
Garze attacked police with
knives and stones, killing one
policeman. The Tibetan rights
group said one monk died and
another was critically wounded
after security agents fired live
rounds into the gathering.
It was not possible to imme-
diately confirm either claim. A
woman who answered the
phone Tuesday at the Garze
prefecture government office
denied there had been a clash.
Other police, government and
Communist Party offices in
Garze and Drawu, where the
clash took place, refused to con-
firm that the incident occurred.
The latest unrest indicates
that Tibetan defiance is still run-
ning strong a week after thou-
sands of Chinese troops fanned
out in areas outside of Lhasa to
clamp down on sympathy
protests which have been bur-
geoning rapidly.
The uprising is the broadest
and most sustained against Chi-
nese rule in almost two decades
and the communist leadership
has accused Tibet's exiled spir-
itual leader, the Dalai Lama,
and his supporters of master-
minding the dissent.
Meng Jianzhu, the minister
of public security, ordered
Tibet's security forces to remain
on alert for further unrest and
said "patriotic education" cam-
paigns would be strengthened
in monasteries, according to the
Tibet Daily newspaper.
"The Dalai clique refuses to
give up their evil designs, and
even in their death throes are
planning new acts of sabotage,"
Meng was quoted as saying
Monday during a visit to Lhasa,
referring to Dalai Lama and his
supporters.
Meng was the first high-level
central government official to
visit since protests began in the
Tibetan capital on March 10,
the anniversary of a failed upris-
ing against Chinese rule.
Unrest among Tibet's Bud-
dhist clergy has been blamed in
part on compulsory "patriotic
education" classes, widely
reviled by monks for cutting
into religious study and forcing
them to make ritual denounce-
ments of the Dalai Lama, who
fled to India in 1959 after a
failed uprising against Chinese
rule. Despite such complaints
- and repeated government
claims that all Tibetans support
the Chinese government's
stance Meng said the cam-
paign should be broadened as
part of efforts to "grasp and
direct public opinion in the cor-
rect direction."
"Deeply enact propaganda
education in ethnic and reli-
gious policies and the legal sys-
tem among all the temples,"
Meng said. "Let all people at
home and abroad and all ethnic
groups thoroughly understand
the true facts of the matter, and
seize the initiative in the pro-
paganda battle."
In photos accompanying the
article, Meng was shown touring
damaged shopping streets,
meeting with elderly monks and
congratulating police on a job
well done.
At a stop at the Jokhang
Temple, Tibet's most sacred
shrine, along with Sera and


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TWO TIBETAN girls walk past prayer flags and stupa at Feilaisi, near
Deqin, about 20 kilometres from the border with Tibet, in China's south-
west Yunnan province on Monday. Tibetan areas of Yunnan have been qui-
et since riots broke out in Tibet's capital Lhasa on March 14, but the gov-
ernment has sent thousands of paramilitary troops to the area as a pre-
caution.







By DAVID BARBOZA
SHANGHAI, CHINA
Chinese officials have sharply criticized foreign reporters
here over their coverage of the riots in Tibet, accusing them
of biased reporting and preventing them from traveling to
Tibet or neighboring provinces to report on the unrest, accord-
ing to the New York Times News Service.
The government has also begun a propaganda campaign
aimed at persuading the public that the Dalai Lama, the
exiled Tibetan leader, instigated the violence in Tibet on
March 14 and that China was a victim of separatist terrorism.
The Tibetan government in exile said Tuesday that the
death toll from the demonstrations was about 140. Previous-
ly, it had said that 99 protesters had died. China has put the
death toll at 22. The Chinese government's effort is the clear-
est sign yet of China's concern that the Tibet unrest, as well as
anti-government protests over Darfur, could disrupt the
Olympic Games this summer in Beijing.
The government appears to be blocking foreign Web sites
inside China and censoring foreign television broadcasts here
about Tibet. Youtube.com was blocked after the riots began,
and CNN and BBC broadcasts regularly go black after men-
tion of riots in Tibet. The New York Times Web site appears
to have been blocked or censored in recent days.
Over the weekend, the government allowed Chinese Web
sites, which are usually heavily censored for political con-
tent, to post sharp critiques of foreign news media reports
about Tibet and to show graphic, violent images of Tibetans
looting and attacking ethnically Han Chinese in Lhasa, the
Tibetan capital, on March 14.
The images have fueled outrage in China and led to a flur-
ry of Web postings vehemently critical of Tibetans.
State-controlled news media have been allowed to report
from Tibet and neighboring areas where violent protests
occurred. But foreign journalists have been denied access to
Tibet and blocked from reaching neighboring regions with
large Tibetan populations. Many foreign reporters who man-
aged to get into Tibet after the riots were forced to leave.
Foreign journalists in China say these actions violate the
government's pledge to give them greater press freedoms
and access to the country in the months leading to the
Olympics.
"At a time when China is promising to become more open
with the world, this is a big disappointment," said Jocelyn
Ford, a freelance journalist based in Beijing and chairwoman
of the media freedoms committee of the Foreign CQrre-
spondents Club there.


Drepung monasteries, where
the initial protests were
launched, Meng chided monks.
"Every religion should carry
out their activities according to
the law and should never under-
mine national solidarity," Meng
was quoted as saying by Xin-
hua. "Participating in the riot
essentially violated the doc-
trines of Tibetan Buddhism."
Also on the trip was Zhang
Oingli, Tibet's hard-line Com-
munist Party leader, who said
the region was in the front lines
of a battle with the Dalai Lama
and his followers.
"From start to finish, we face
a prolonged, extreme, complex
struggle," he said.
Zhang, who has been in his
position for almost three years,
is known for his inflammatory
statements. Speaking last year
in Beijing, Zhang proclaimed
that "the Central Party Com-
mittee is the real Buddha for
Tibetans."
The continued Tibetan resis-
tance and the hardline stance
by officials has put China's
human rights record under the
spotlight and has frustrated the
communist leadership, which is
hoping for a smooth run-up to
the Beijing Olympics.
China has banned foreign
journalists from traveling to the
protest areas, making it
extremely difficult to verify any
information. This week, the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
plans to take a small group of


foreign reporters to Lhasa,
though it is unclear how much
freedom they will be given.
"We hope the international
community could be clearly
aware of the nature of the Dalai
clique, can tell right from
wrong," said foreign ministry
spokesman Qin Gang.
Underscoring China's long-
time position, he said Beijing is
open to dialogue with the Dalai
Lama "as long as he gives up
his separatist opposition and
ceases his separatist activities."
In India, the Dalai Lama reit-
erated that he was against the
use of violence and would
resign as head of the Tibetan
government-in-exile if the situ-
ation got out of control.
"We always respect Chinese
people and their culture," he
said.
The Tibet Daily said 13 peo-
ple were formally arrested in
Lhasa on Monday for a March
10 protest outside the Jokhang
temple. The 13 chanted "reac-
tionary slogans" and carried a
"reactionary flag," the newspa-
per said, indicating the snow-
lion flag of independent Tibet.
In Aba, another Sichuan
county, Xinhua said 381 people
involved in protests had sur-
rendered to police as of Mon-
day. Aba is where state media
said police shot and wounded
four rioters in self-defense on
March 16, the first time the gov-
ernment has acknowledged
shooting any protesters.


CHINESE riot police march through the centre of Zhongdian, in the county known as Shangri-La, in a Tibetan area
of China's southwest Yunnan province on Tuesday .
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I INTRNATONAL EWS0


PRESIDENT CRISTINA FERNANDEZ VOWS NO CONCESSIONS AND REFUSES TO EASE TAX HIKES



Argentine farm strike enters 13th day


* By BILL CORMIER
BUENOS AIRES,
Argentina
President C('ristina Fernandez
refused to ease tax hikes on
agricultural exports Tuesday,
facing down angry farmers
embroiled a nationwide strike
that has all but halted produc-
tion in one of the world's
biggest beef-eating and beef-
exporting nations, according to
the Associated Press.
At least 9,000 cattle normally
enter this capital's sprawling
stockyard each day for slaugh-
ter, yet not a single animal
arrived this week due to the
biggest farm and ranch strike
in decades.
Scattered shops began emp-
tying of beef, milk, chicken and
cooking oil Tuesday as farm-
workers mounted the most seri-
ous challenge yet to Fernan-
dez's fledgling government.
South America's second-
largest economy a leading
exporter of soybeans, beef and
wheat is in full farmbelt
rebellion over a new sliding-
scale increase in export taxes.
Soybean taxes are being hiked
from 35 percent to 45 percent,
with smaller increases on corn
and other farm products.
"Bad policies by the govern-
ment are leaving people without
food, without beef," complained
Mario Llambias, one of the
farm protest organizers who
announced Tuesday a 13-day
old strike would now continue
"indefinitely."


But in a tough speech later
in the day, Fernandez
announced her government will
not grant any concessions to
t king farmworkers nation-
wide, vowing not to "give in to
extortion."
The speech drew angry
protests from farmworkers, who
lit new tire fires on blockaded
roads and vow to continue
demonstrating indefinitely.
After a searing 2002 eco-
nomic meltdown, the govern-
ment replenished its coffers
through taxes on surging grain
exports and soaring commodity
prices. The cash influx powered
an economic rebound, with
growth rates topping 8 percent
annually. Argentina's economy
is back on track and agricul-
ture remains one of its most
profitable sectors. It's only fair
that farmers and ranchers be
taxed on more of that wealth,
according to Economy Minis-
ter Martin Lousteau, who
announced the controversial tax
overhaul on March 11.
Growing demand for food-
stuffs in China and other teem-
ing nations, high oil prices and
other shifts in the global econ-
omy have all helped pushed
grain prices to new highs in
recent months.
But the agriculture industry
is howling at having to pay
more.
"The countryside says
'Enough!"' declared one strike
leader, Eduardo Buzzi.
The farmers are demanding
to sit down and negotiate a roll-


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A MAN grooms a horse in the empty stables of the live cattle market in Buenos Aires, on Tuesday. Highway block-
ades by farmers protesting new tax hikes on soybeans and other grains, have interrupted transportation and slowed
the supply of cattle to market. The strike by farmers, now in its 13th day, began after Argentina's government


announced increases in export taxes.
back on the new taxes, which
Buzzi calls "extortion" against
farmers. The government says it
won't start falks until the
protests stop.
"This government will not be
pressured." vowed Justice Min-
ister Anibal Fernandez.
And so the daily demonstra-
tions have continued, with


belching tractors and giant har-
vesters blocking rural highways
nationwide, occasionally sow-
ing monstrous traffic jams.
During the long Easter holi-
day weekend on routes from
the capital to South Atlantic
beaches, many Argentines stuck
in the traffic applauded the
demonstrators, saying they too


are fed up with government tax-.
es. The protests have spread far
beyond the capital, with sugar-
cane workers beating cane
stalks along highways in north-
central Tucuman province, soy-
bean farmers dumping mounds
of beans near the border with
Uruguay and others setting old
pickup trucks ablaze in blocking


traffic through orange-growing
regions north of Buenos Aires.
Police have managed to keep
the most important routes open
without widescale arrests or vio-
lence. But the confrontations
have been tense.
And now Argentina's con-
sumers are beginning to feel the
pinch. In the country's main
stockyard Tuesday, the Liniers
market, a lone cowhand gal-
loped on his horse past empty
cattle pens where thousands of
cattle usually jostle, and other
workers idly sipped mate, a hot
Argentine tea.
At nearby butcher shops,
white-smocked butchers wiped
empty freezers dry as meat ran
out, and shoppers worried
about more shortages ahead.
One supermarket group
warned of dwindling wheat, rice
and pasta supplies in the west-
ern city of Mendoza. In eastern
Rosario, cooking oil shortages
were reported.
"I don't even have chicken
left," said one idled butcher,
Alfredo Estefano. "Look I just
have three bags of hot dogs. We
haven't seen a strike like this in
20 years."
The butchers are caught in
the middle, he complained. But
some shoppers said they are
rooting for the farmers, even if
shelves go bare.
Pedro Garuso, a 65-year-old
retiree, said millions of Argen-
tines are still struggling to live
off skimpy pensions eroded by
the past economic crisis and
soaring inflation.


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Investors 'in jeopardy of losing their millions




Investors 'in jeopardy' of losing their millions


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Investors in a Bahamian-domi-
ciled investment fund "may be
in jeopardy of losing part if not
all of their [multi-million dol-
lar] investment", regulators warned
the Supreme Court, with some
$809,295 in monies returned to the
fund's sponsors by a Bahamas-based
bank not cashed.
In its successful late January 2008
petition to place the Ivest Fund Ltd
into liquidation, the Securities Com-
mission of the Bahamas expressed
alarm that the fund was operating with-
out a licensed fund administrator, in
breach of the Investment Funds Act
2003.
The regulator's petition to wind-up


Ivest, which
has been
obtained by
The Tribune,
said it had also
been forced to
take the action
because the
fund had no
officers or
directors,
while its Cana-
dian principals,
Mario Bright
and Themistoklis Papadopoulos, could
not be traced.
"The accounts in the Bahamas relat-
ed to Ivest have been closed, and
monies therein are in jcOp Il dI of being
irretrievably lost," the Securities Com-
mission warned. "Therefore, its


investors are being prejudiced."
The Bahamian regulator recalled
that in response to its January 7,2008,
request for information, BNP Paribas
(Bahamas), one of Ivest's bankers, had
informed it that it held $809,295 in sev-
en US dollar accounts on behalf of the
fund or its Canadian principals.
Four appeared to be directly related
to Ivest, including one in the fund's
name with a balance of $184,173.
Another account, in the name of an
affiliated Cayman Islands investment
fund, Focus, held $18,909, while
$5045,oS and $348.90 were held in
accounts beneficially owned by Tricap
Fund Ltd and Universal Perspective
Funds Management.
The latter two were Ivest's invest-
ment adviser and investment manager
respectively, and both were controlled


by Messrs Bright and Papadopoulos.
The Securities Commission said it
was "further advised that as a result
of concerns of BNP, these four
accounts were closed by BNP on
December 10, 2007, and cheques issued
to Messrs Bright and Papadopoulos
for the outstanding amounts.
"Your petitioner is further advised
that while cheques have been issued
to Messrs Bright and Papadopoulos,
receipt of the cheques has not yet been
acknowledged, nor have the cheques
been presented for cashing.
"Your petitioner has concluded that
there is no one appointed to responsi-
ble oversee the operations of Ivest as
an investment fund, and there is suffi-
cient basis for concern that the existing
investors may be in jeopardy of losing
part, if not all, of their investment in


Ivest."
The Ivest liquidation is part of a
wider, complex cross-border liquida-
tion and receivership involving Mon-
treal-based Triglobal Capital Manage-
ment, the Bahamian fund's prime bro-
ker, who funnelled millions in retail
investor monies into it.
The Quebec securities regulator, the
Autorite des marches financiers
(AMF), is working with the Securities
Commission -after it obtained the
appointment of a provisional adminis-
trator for Triglobal over Christmas
2007, alleging that the company had
been making "illegal investments" in
Ivest and Cayman-domiciled Focus.
The Canadian administrator, Jean

SEE page 6B


Cuban threat means Bahamas could face 'virtual blacklisting'


'acceleration' a must

for Freeport plans


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
FLEMING Family & Part-
ners will have to "accelerate"
any plans to develop Freeport
as the western hemisphere's
'Global Economic Gateway' if
it succeeds in acquiring the
Grand Bahama Port Authority
(GBPA), a consultants' report
highlighting the likely competi-
tive threat posed by the Cuban
port of Mariel in the post-Cas-
tro era.
The report produced by
Grand Bahama-based Global
Fulfillment Services, which was
designed to provide Fleming
with options and recommenda-
tions for developing Freeport
and the GBPA, noted that
Dubai Ports (DP) World, effec-
tively an arm of that nation's
government, had reached agree-
ment with the Cuban govern-
ment to build a $250 million
container terminal at Mariel.
This would be operational by
2012.
Noting that the policies gov-
erning Freeport and the Hawks-
bill Creek Agreement had
remained almost unchanged
since 1955, despite the world
moving on, the Global Fulfill-
ment Services report said:
"Considering the extremely for-
tuitous geographic location of
the Freeport free-trade zone at
the 'gateway of the Americas',
the presence of the deep water
container terminal and the air-


port, Freeport is in a nearly
unique situation in the world.
"However, similar opportu-
nities exist at the port of Mariel
in Cuba, where a modern $250
million container port is due to
be fully operational by 2' 12. In
a post-Castro market, the pot
of Mariel would be a tornmidabllc
competitor to Freeport it dcvel
opment of a major free trade
zone is neglected for much
longer."
Warning that some Bahamian
companies would require "spe-
cial protection" as Freeport
made the transition to a more
open, free market economy
'free trade zone', the report
said: "We conclude that a fi in
commitment to accelerating the
development of a 'Level 3' free
trade zone in the form of what
we term the Global Economic
Gateway of the western hemi-
sphere must be key to the plan
of any investor/developer that
seeks to take over the franchise
of Freeport, in fulfillment of the
mandate of the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement."
The document, produced by
Global Fulfillment Services'
Rob Millard, said the free trade
zone aspect of Freeport was "a
dismally underdeveloped asset
of the Bahamian nation. For
various reasons, its potential has
been squandered over the past
decades when compared to

SEE page 7B


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* By KARIN HERIG
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kherig@tribunemedia.net
THE Bahamas could soon
face "virtual blacklisting" by the
global e-commerce industry if
it fails to implement a proper
legal framework to protect the
digital identities of its citizens
and those it does business with.
Addressing the need for strin-
gent legal requirements in the e-
commerce sector, Bahamian IT
security specialist, Raymond
Wells. yesterday indicated-that
other countries may in future
avoid doing Internet-based busi-
ness with the Bahamas due to
its lack of adequate online pri-
vacy legislation.
Mr Wells, an information
t. lihniii''\ architect with CIT-
('), speaking at the College of
the Bahamas Business School
luncheon, explained that the
European Union (EU), through


Nation could become 'Silicon Valley of the
Caribbean', but needs to enhance data protection
laws or else e-commerce will shy away


its privacy directive, forbids its
member states to transfer per-
sonal data to countries that do
not have adequate online pri-
vacy laws.
"The European Union has
taken massive steps through its
privacy directive to ensure that
the digital identities of its citi-
zens are kept private. The EU
privacy directive is basically a
set of uniform laws that pertain
to the processing and transfer
of personal data," he added.
While many argue that the
Bahamas has laws in place that
address the privacy of data with-
in its borders, Mr Wells said
that in his view, the Data Pro-
tection Act 2003 only addresses
a "very small portion" of data


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privacy.
"At a time when there is con-
stant chatter in the media about
e-commerce becoming the third
pillar of our economy, there
exits a very serious gap across
the global arena," he said, indi-
cating that unless it was
addressed nations and groups
such as the EU would be reluc-
tant to do e-business with the
Bahamas.
Mr Wells particularly sug-
gested that the Bahamas imple-
ment a Data Breach Notifica-
tion law, similar to the one that
was enacted in California in
2003.

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE construction industry is
"going from what was billed as
a banner year to a dire year",
the Bahamian Contractors
Association's (BCA) president
told The Tribune yesterday,
with the sector facing the
prospects of lay-offs and a
major downturn.
Stephen Wrinkle said
Bahamian contractors and
industry workers had been rely-
ing on the $2.6 billion Baha Mar
project at Cable Beach to stim-
ulate the industry for 2008, but
\ with Harrah's pull-out seem-
ingly throwing the development
into cold storage, this had left a
void as-yet unfilled.
Speaking on the industry's
overall prospects, Mr Wrinkle
said: "It's depressed. Every-
body's hurting right now.
There's a big gap and I don't
know if it's going to be filled.
There's a lot of hope for
Albany, but it's going to be a
slow build-up. Baha Mar was
the big hope."
The civil works phase at
Cypress Equities' Royal Island
development, off the north
Eleuthera coast, was "winding-
up" with no indication when the
next phase, involving infra-
structure works, would start, he


added.
The BCA president said he
knew that one of the six major
Bahamian construction compa-
nies that, under the proposed
Contractors Bill, would be cat-
egorised as a 'prime contractor'
because it had more than 100
employees, currently only had
one job.
Describing it as "a slow time"
for Bahamian contractors, Mr
Wrinkle said that initiating pub-
lic works projects, such as the
New Providence Road
Improvement Project, the sum-
mer school repairs programme
and other road and infrastruc-
ture works, would be key to
stimulating the construction sec-
tor if there was an absence of
foreign direct investment to
pick-up the slack.
Another key initiative that
could aid the construction
industry at this time was the re-
start of the Government's low-
cost housing programme, which
has been at the centre of tit-for-
tat accusations between the
FNM government and PLP
over allegations that the former
Christie administration was
over-ambitious and left the ini-
tiative without further financ-
ing.
Meanwhile, the BCA presi-
- dent said the global credit/liq-
uidity market crunch, combined


with the US economy's woes,
would make it very hard for
Family Island resort projects to
either attract financing at all, or
on the required interest rate
terms.
This lack of available financ-
ing, coupled with any reduction
in real estate sales by buyers
spooked by the global econom-
ic environment, could prove
especially troublesome for
many Bahamas-based mixed-
use resort projects that were
relying on lot sales to generate
cash flow and profits.
"Overall, I'd say the industry
is in poor shape. It's a precari-
ous position we're in," Mr
Wrinkle said. He added that
while it was previously estimat-
ed that six out of 10 Bahamian
contractors were struggling to
find meaningful work, that
number had since probably
increased to seven out of 10.
"We are going from what was
billed as a banner year to a dire
year for the construction indus-
try," Mr Wrinkle told The Tri-
bune. "We have got some seri-
ous problems, and unless we
address them in a very expedi-
tious manner, you're going to
have lay-offs and a serious
downturn in the construction
industry as a whole.
"We're all going to have to
be very frugal and hold the reins


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Association Of Elks


25TH ANNUAL TATE UMMIT
& 100TH ANNUAL SERVICE OF THANKGIMNG


Friday, March 28th
5:00pm................... Registration at Curfew Elks Centre, Hospital Lane North
7:30pm...................Opening Session, followed by a reception

Saturday, March 29th
9:00am............ Registration
10:00am................ Business Session
8:00pm...................Birthday Bash, Host: Bro. Christopher D. Knowles II, Director of Beauty
& Talent Department

Sunday, March 30th
2:00pm..................Assemble at Eureka Elks Temple, Blue Hill Road, in full Elks Dress, to
parade to St. Agnes Anglican Church, Blue Hill Road, for 100th Annual
Service of Thanksgiving, broadcast live on ZNS 1540. Parade Route
After the Service the procession will move south on Blue Hill Road. onto
Hay Street West, east on Hay Street, to East Street, south on East Street,
onto Ross Comer west on Ross Comer a loop into Chapel Street, west on
Chapel Street onto Blue Hill Road Road, north on Blue Hill Road, onto
Dilette Street/Meeting Street onto West Street, north on West Street, onto
Petty Coat Lane, ending at. Curfew Elks Centre, Hospital Lane North.
Refreshments will follow.
All Subordinate Lodges and Temples, Juvenile and Junior Departments
are requested to attend.










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Saturday, March 29th at 9am 11 am

For more information: 461-6430 or 461-6472


in until something starts to
move."
The BCA president also
expressed concern that the
majority of construction work
for the $400 million upgrade at
Lynden Pindling International
Airport, especially the terminal
buildings work, was likely to go
to foreign contractors.
He added that the licensing
system proposed in the Con-
tractors Bill would mitigate that
to a certain extent, as it would
require foreign contractors to
at least joint venture with
Bahamians, and stipulate they
must show no Bahamian com-
pany is capable of doing the
work.
"We should do everything we
can to protect Bahamian con-
struction jobs when we are pay-
ing for it," Mr Wrinkle said in
relation to the airport.
Data supplied in the Central
Bank of the Bahamas' quarter-
ly statistical digest for the 2007
fourth quarter indicated that
the construction industry start-
ed to slowdown during the sec-
ond quarter last year, something
Mr Wrinkle attributed to the
uncertainty and 'wait and see'
mode many businesses and con-
sumers traditionally went into
during the run-up to a general
election.
While the number of new
construction permits issued for
commercial and residential
properties in New Providence
and Grand Bahama was slight-
ly ahead for the 2007 first half,
standing at 1599 compared to
1572 for the previous year, the
most noticeable difference was
in the value of that construc-
tion activity.
In the 2007 second quarter,
the total value of new construc-
tion permits fell by 47.2 per cent
to $149.195 million, compared
to $282.449 million the year
before, largely due to a slump in
residential construction.
Perhaps more revealing,
though, was the decline in new
construction starts from 468 in
the 2006 second quarter to 316
in the same period last year -
the lowest level of activity for
five years. First quarter con-
struction starts were also at a
five-year low last year.
Not surprisingly, five-year
lows were also recorded for the
value of these new construction
starts in the 2007 first and sec-
ond quarters.


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* Audit experience (Preferred)
* Prior experience working in/with financial institutions
* Proven analytical skills in reporting, modelling and forecasting
* Proven team management skills

General Requirements/Responsibilities:

* Ensures the integrity of financial information presented for FirstCaribbean
International Bank (Bahamas) Limited
* Analyzes financial results and prepare variance reports for local and parent
company leaders.
* Assist with the preparation of accurate and timely quarterly financial
statements for publication as required by the Securities Commission and
BISX.
* Ensures that financial and management reports are prepared and distributed
within established timelines
* Consults with business units of the Bahamas entity, monitors their
performance and provides advice based on analyzed results and strategic
plan priorities
* Liaises with business heads, anticipating the impact of internal and external
factors and trends on overall profitability, return on investment and future
growth for the Bahamas entity.
* Interpret changes in accounting and reporting standards and recommend
changes and enhancements to systems and reports.

Remuneration:
* Salary commensurate with management position at the FC Level 6
(Note: I 11 job levels)
Benefits- attractive salary, six weeks vacation, preferred loan rates, employee share
purchase plan, variable incentive pay (bonus), medical scheme, pension benefit

Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a cover letter via email
by April 4th, 2008 to: deangelia.deleveaux@firstcaribbeanbank.com

FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for their
interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.
Vacancies are open to Bahamian residents only.


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COBUS ELECTIONS
MARCH 27-28, 2008
The Election Committee of The College of The Bahamas wishes to advise that the following person have been
nominated for the below-listed positions:
CANDIDATES
Post of President
Shaveka Cleare Student #000-03-8050
(Undergraduate/BS/Bio Chemistry);
Delvano McIntosh Student #000-04-0183
(Undergraduate/BA/Education/History/Geography);
Perry Newton Student #000-00-1818
(Undergraduate/BA/Education/Secondary History/Geography)
Post of Vice President
Aqueelah Thompson Student #000-04-2093
(Undergraduate BA/Tourism Management);
Tavaris 0. Sands Student #000-02-7677
(Undergraduate/BA/Education/History/Geography)
Post of Senator of Education
Michelle Sawyer Student #000-04-1764
(Undergraduate BA/Primary Education)
Allez Lightboume Student #000-03-8401
(Undergraduate BA/Education/Secondary Religion);
Gerard Williams Student #000-03-7425
(Undergraduate BA/Primary Education General)
Post of Senator of Dorms
Kenneth Kerr Student #000-04-8331
(Undergraduate BA/Education)
Adrian Wildgoose Student #000-03-5573
(Undergraduate AA/Mass Communications)
Post of Senator Communication & Creative Arts
Shamika Rolle Student #000-04-1761
(Undergraduate AA/Spanish)
Lindsay Braynen Student #000-04-1327
(Undergraduate AA/Art)
Post of Senator Culinary
Brooke Sherman Student #000-04-7704
(Undergraduate BA/Tourism Management)
Shambula Hutcheson Student #000-03-0272
(Undergraduate BA/Tourism Management)
Polling Stations
Open Today 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m.
* Portia Smith Student Services Center Foyer
* Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute (CHMI) Foyer
* Grosvenor Close
Students are to bring their STUDENT ID to vote


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Ambassador Siegel meets with McCartney


to discuss plans to redevelop downtown


TE A UNITED States Ambas-
I sador Ned Siegel has met
Telemarketing To T is a training with the minister of state for
-* .-. Telma e o.W .W satr nd tourism, Branville McCart-
Sprogram that focuses on building selling and ney, to dis cuss the Govern-r
communicating skills over the telephone. It ney, to discuss the Govern-
demonstrates how to effectively introduce ment's plans to redevelop
new products and promote existing products downtown Nassau and the
One-on -One & Group Sessions Available! Bay Street area between the
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Also involved in the discus-
Sa sions were Delray Beach
*,'mayor, Jeff Perlman, and for-
mer Delray Beach mayor,
*Tom Lynch.


SHOWN (1-r): Daniel O'Connor, chief eco-
nomic-commercial, political section, US
Embassy; Branville McCartney, minister of
state, Ministry of Tourism and Aviation; Lor-
raine Armbrister, under-secretary, Ministry
of Tourism and Aviation; Jeff Perlman, may-
or of Delray Beach, Florida; Ned Siegel, US
Ambassador to the Bahamas; Wendy Grant,
personal consultant to Ambassador Siegel;
Tom Lynch, former mayor of Delray Beach;
Janet Johnson, director of events and product
development, Ministry of Tourism and Avia-
tion; Kelly Smallridge, president, business
development board of Palm Beach County;
Ruth Forbes, development administrator and
secretary to the Board of Antiquities, Monu-
ments and Museums Corporation of the
Bahamas; Anne Marie Bain, economic-com-
mercial assistant, US Embassy.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that PIERRE RICHARD NOEL of
SHIRLEY STREET, P.O. BOX N-9497, 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 20TH day of MARCH, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N -7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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Water and Sewerage Corporation


delivers desalinated water supply


to residents of Sweeting's Cay


THE Water and Sewerage
Corporation last weekend
delivered its promised supply
of desalinated water to resi-
dents of Sweeting's Cay,
*Grand Bahama, overcoming a
two-month hold-up caused by
logistical and contractual chal-
lenges.
The Corporation said in a
statement that its newly-
installed 7,000 gallons per day
reverse osmosis plant will sup-
ply some 50 homes and public
buildings, replacing what had
become an increasingly saline
groundwater supply.
"The residents have
expressed delight, and we very
pleased to be able to make a
difference in the quality of life
for the people of Sweeting's
Cay," said Robert Deal, the
Corporation's assistant gener-
al manager for Family Island
and marine operations.
On mainland Abaco, Mr
Deal said the installation of
water transmission and distri-
bution mains for the commu-
nities of Yellow Wood and
Cherokee Sound had recently
been completed. Both loca-
tions are being served with
desalinated water from the
nearby Abaco Club through
an agreement between the
resort and the Corporation.
In Eleuthera, the Govern-
ment has approved a Water
Supply Improvement Project
for the small community of
Current Island. This project
will include the installation of
new distribution mains and a
small desalination plant to ser-
vice the community off main-
land Eleuthera.
Meanwhile, the Central
Eleuther" (Naval Base) desali-
nation plant was brought up
to full capacity late last year.
The Corporation said the
plan, its largest in the Family
Islands, was producing about
400,000 imperial gallons per
da\ and serving central
Eleuthera.


The plant was designed to
reduce demand on the Bogue
Wellfield, which previously
supplied most of north and
central Eleuthera, including
Spanish Wells and Harbour
Island. Generator enhance-
ments and other ongoing
works were expected to fur-
ther improve the reliability and
consistency of the Corpora-
tion's supply in north and cen-
tral Eleuthera.
The Corporation said mains
renewal works were nearing
completion in Bannerman
Town, Eleuthera, and would
soon start in Upper and Lower
Bogue. These works are part
of a larger $2 million mains
renewal project for Eleuthera,
with a further $2 million ear-
marked for a similar project in
Exuma.
Mains renewal works and
new mains installations were
also near completion in the set-
tlements of Snug
Corner/Masons Bay, Acklins,


and Salina Point, Acklins, in a
$1.2 million project.
Both systems will be served
via reverse osmosis plants, and
the existing tanker truck will
be used to truck desalinated
water to smaller communities
on the island until further
extension works can start.
The Corporation is also
moving to improve the existing
water tanker depot in south
Cat Island, and develop a sim-
ilar facility for the north of that
island. These works are being
developed at high elevation
locations to prevent flooding
of the groundwater supplies
that was experienced during
Tropical Storm Noel.
The Corporation also
opened a new office in Coop-
ers Town, North Abaco, and
moved into a completely refur-
bished office facility in Bimini.
Construction work began this
week on a new office facility
for George Town, Exuma, to
better serve the Corporation's


Core responsibilities:

* Manages a branch in Nassau with approximately thirty
employees.
* Plans branch's work on a weekly and monthly basis,
including setting goals, adjusting priorities and
deadlines.
* Provides leadership in area of consumer and
mortgage loans.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Bachelor's degree, plus five (5) years banking experience.
* Core knowledge of accounting and finance to track and manage
budgets.
* Knowledge of Banking laws, including requirements of The
Central Bank of The Bahamas which governs Commercial
Banking.
* Strong supervisory skills to manage staff, build teamwork, as
well as excellent customer service skills.
* Strong oral and written communication skills as well as to
interact with staff, the general public.
* Time management and organizational skills.


Benefits include: Competitive salary commensurate with
experience and qualifications; Group Medical (includes
dental and vision) and Life Insurance; Pension Scheme.


Interested persons should apply no later than
March 31st, 2008 to:


DA 60935
c/o The Tribune
P.O. BoxN3207
Nassau, Bahamas


increasing customer base on
the island.
"The Corporation will con-
tinue to work with the Gov-
ernment of the Bahamas as we
seek to bring potable water to
each and every resident of the
Bahamas at the earliest oppor-
tunity," said Godfrey Sherman,
the Corporation's general
manager.
He added that due to the
archipelagic nature of the
Bahamas, and the inherent
logistical challenges and nec-
essary duplications of key sys-
tems, this will require substan-
tial financial investment.


Invites final comment on the proposed

CONTRACTORS BILL 2007

A copy of the proposed bill is on
the BCA website at:
www.bahamiancontractors.com
Please use the "contact us" section
to email your comments.
Written comments may be
dropped off at our office in the
Chamber of Commerce building
or faxed to 322-4649.


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.

information, please contact:
SThe Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: 356-1685 or 356-1608
Nassau, Bahamas
Interested persons should submit offers
I in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit,
P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
Seriousenquiriesonly


SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATIONAL
LOAN DIVISION
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE



IMPORTANT NOTICE


2008 Application Forms for all Government of The
Bahamas Scholarship & Loan Programmes to pursue
post-secondary studies



ARE NOW AVAILABLE


SCHOLARSHIP/LOAN


ALL BAHAMAS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
NATIONAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
NATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP
NATIONAL GRANT
EDUCATION GUARANTEE LOAN FUND
PROGRAMME
GERACE RESEARCH CENTRE SCHOLARSHIP

FINANCIAL COMMUNITY ADVANCED
TECHNICAL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
NATIONAL AWARD / BURSARY
TEACHER EDUCATION GRANT


DEADLINE

APRIL 28, 2008
APRIL 30, 2008
APRIL 30, 2008
APRIL 30, 2008
APRIL 30, 2008


APRIL 30,
APRIL 30,


2008
2008


MAY 30, 2008
MAY 23, 2008
MAY 23, 2008


Applications forms must be properly completed and must be
received by the scholarship & educational loan division, Ministry
of education, youth, sports & culture on or before the deadline

Application forms received after the deadline will not accepted

PLEASE VISIT OR CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATIONAL
LOAN DIVISION MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE
FOR APPLICATION FORMS AND FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
APPLICATION FORMS CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM OUR WEBSITE
AT www.bahamaseducation.com


Legal Notice


NOTICE


STEADFAST GROUP LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution, which commenced on the 25th day of March
2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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Investors 'in jeopardy' of losing their millions


FROM page 1B


Robillard of the firm Raymond
Chabot, said in his report to the
AMF and Canadian authorities
that Triglobal 'kept no list of the
investments in Ivest, meaning
that he has had to rely on tele-
phone contacts from investors
to build a picture of the fund.
To date. Mr Robillard said
there were 26 confirmed
investors in Ivest, having invest-
ed a total of $32.3 million. The


size of each individual invest-
ment varied between $40,000 to
$10 million.
The Securities Commission,
in its petition, said the Ivest
shareholders register indicated
that 100 institutions and retail
investors had money in the fund
as at October 2007.
The Bahamian regulator said
the last audited accounts for
Ivest were received by it on
November 22, 2007, some 19
months after they were sup-
posed to be statutorily filed.


Those were the financial state-
ments for the year to December
31, 2005, which were issued by
Ivest's auditors on September
22, 2006.
The auditors for the 2005
accounts, Gomez Partners &
Co, had warned that they were
unable to give an opinion on
the statements, as 48 per cent
of Ivest's net asset value was
accounted for by a $20.936 mil-
lion investment in Focus. The
statements for the latter entity
had not been obtained.


Global United Limited
and UPS are proud to
announce their new
partnership in the Bahamas.

Starting February 25, 2008,
GUL became the new
service contractor for UPS
providing international
shipping, customs clearance
and brokerage services to
customers in the Bahamas.

Customers can contact GUL
at the following service
locations for all their
shipping needs:


Global United Limited
26 Airport Industrial Park Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: 242-377-0164
The GUL Store
One Sandyport Plaza
West Bay Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: 242-327-6045
Global United Limited
The GUL Store
No. 5 Seventeen Mall
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Telephone: 242-351-7433


Participating
Partners:




Higgs &
Johnson




Scotiatrust




UBS


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Ivesl's administrator, (Gene-
sis Fund Services, had resigned
on September 30, 2007, citing


difficulties in obtaining infor-
mation on the company's finan-
cial investment in Focus, while


the fund's directors, Kevin
Coombes and Ynise Hanna,
resigned on December 20, 2007.


Bahamas could face



'virtual blacklisting'


Such a law, he said, forces companies to inform
any affected customers or business partners of
data breaches.
If the Bahamas was to become a global player
in e-commerce, Mr Wells said data breach noti-
fication requirements must first be put in place.
"The data breach notification, because of its
requirement, would result in improved security
for the organisation, and consequently for the
consumers," he explained.
"If an organisation knows that it has a legal
requirement to notify its customers in the event of
a breach, they would be more motivated to take
the necessary steps to procure that data and
ensure it is kept private."


Mr Wells said stringent notification laws will
result in companies implementing strong securi-
ty policies and procedures.
With a strong online privacy policy, Mr Wells
said the Bahamas, as an attractive tax neutral
environment, could easily become the 'Silicon
Valley of the Caribbean'.
He said he can see many international com-
panies basing their websites in the Bahamas as
soon as the country updates its Internet laws.
Mr Wells, a former police officer in the Foren-
sic Science Department, has been employed as an
IT security architect for the
Citco Group of Companies for more than six
years.


INDUSTRIAL/LABOUR RELATIONS OFFICER (MANAGER)

Qualified Bahamians are invited to apply for the position of Labour Relations Officer.

Applicants should be between the ages of 25-35 years of age and should possess
the minimum qualifications of a University Bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations or
equivalent major in Economics or Business Administration.

A minimum of 3-5 years basic Industrial Relations experience would be valuable; experience
in the field of Personnel Management in the Hotel/Catering, Restaurant or related industries
would be an asset.

The successful candidate will undergo a period of apprenticeship training in the field of
Labour Relations/Industrial Relations so as to be fully equipped to deal with all facets of
trade disputes resolution and negotiations with Trade Unions.

Persons who have recently completed College and are desirous of a career in Industrial
Relations may also apply.

Applications are to be submitted in writing only together with curriculum vitae not later than
2008 to:

DA 60964
C/O P.O. BOX N-3207
NASSAU, N.P., THE BAHAMAS










7 ,77\\ ,e 1Investment Opportunity Must Sell lot No. 51,
Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town
Jm 'All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51, of the
subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated in the southern
district of New Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a
A structure comprising of an approximately 20yr old duplex apartment comprising
of approximately 1,641 sq. ft of enclosed living space which includes two 2-
bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units, and an approximately
9yr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq. ft with bath,
kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade and level; the site appears
to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual
heavy rainy periods of the year. Tl-, grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways
around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's 'Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

Westward Villas
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq ft, being lot 56 of the subdivision known
... as Westward Villas, the said subdivision is situated in the western district of new
A providence bahamas. This property is comprised of an approximately 42yrs old single
family residence consisting of approximately 1,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space.
., The residence comprises 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room, family
Room, kitchen and laundry room, ventilation is supplied by central
air-conditioning and ceiling fans. the land is on a grade and level; however the site
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual
heavy rainy periods, the yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing and is overgrown
with various trees and shrubs.
Appraisal: $250,188.00
Travelling west on West Bay Street to the roundabout at Prospect Ridge Drive, take the first corner on the right, and the subject property
will be the 2nd on the left side, white trimmed white [behind many trees]

BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally
suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site may also serve
well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with low brush
and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous to the area. The property is well
drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.
APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is
undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.


Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock Crusher and
in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned
multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under
construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270,
sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways through to
Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain linked
fence at the back of the yard.


NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)
Lot 1120 approximately 11,200 sq. ft.. and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment Ltd.,
this is a single family zoning and 50 It., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing
inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft.
Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east waMdly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill over looking the Atlantic
Ocean.
Appraisal: $41,275.00

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The Bahamas National Trust In partnership with
RBC Royal Bank of Canada and RBC FINCO Is
pleased to announce their partnership In an
exciting environmental initiative called Earth Hour.
Earth Hour Is coordinated by the World Wildlife
Federation (WWF) to symbolize that individuals
can make a difference in the fight against climate
change. The event will take place on March 29,
2008 and cities around the world will turn off their
lights at 8:00 p.m. local time for one hour.

Earth Hour began as a one-city event in Sydney,
Australia in 2007. This year, it will take place
across six continents and in as many as 20
flagship cities. The. Idea is for everyone to turn off
all non-essential lights for an hour whether
they're at home or at work.

BNT encourages your participation In this
Initiative. In addition, if your business would like to
participate in Earth Hour and make a statement in
the fight against climate change, please email us
at bntmembershlp@bnt.bs or contact the BNT
Office at 393-1317.

Let's make a difference together.


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EAT HOUR


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THE TRIBUNE THURDA MARCH27,200


Cuban threat means o cl 2


"acceleration a must


for Freeport plans


FROM page IB


what might have been and what
has been achieved with free
trade zones elsewhere in the
world".
Developing a Global Eco-
nomic Gateway, through a
".sterile", enclosed free trade
zone within Freeport could dou-
ble Bahamian gross domestic
product (GDP) within 10 years,
it was predicted, helping to take
this nation's per capital of
income of $18.924 in 2007 clos-
er to the $43,800 and $40,992
figures enjoyed by the Cayman
Islands and Bermuda respec-
tively.
Yet with export processing
zones and free trade concepts
among the plans for Cuba's
transition to a market econo-
my, the Global Fulfillment Ser-
vices report warned that now
was the time to fully develop
Freeport's potential.
While Mariel enjoyed the
same geographic location
advantages as Freeport, it had
more land available for devel-


opment and, post-Castro, would
provide a better living environ-
ment for the world's most-
skilled workers and be able to
draw on a larger domestic talent
pool.
"With a Dubai Ports World
container terminal to rival
Freeport in size and sophistica-
tion, it would present a signifi-
cant disadvantage and threat to
Freeport, if Freeport were not
already well-established and ful-
ly operational as a Level 3 free
trade zone itself by then," the
Global Fulfillment Services
report warned.
"It would therefore seem that
a window of opportunity exists
over the next five years, during
which Freeport could establish a
position of competitive advan-
tage that would be far more dif-
ficult to attain thereafter.
"To exploit this window, it
would be necessary for the
process to be commenced as
early as possible in 2008, so that
the redevelopment of the
Freeport free trade zone can be
well advanced by the time the
Mariel container port and free
trade zone become fully func-


tional."
While businesses in free trade
zones had traditionally been
prevented from trading with the
domestic economy. this trend
was changing. Supply chain
inefficiencies and the inability
of domestic companies to
achieve economies of scale, the
document said, ensured goods
and services prices were higher
in such closed economies, a sce-
nario experienced in the
Bahamas.
"A classic example of this is
to be seen in the high cost of
foodstuffs (especially perish-
ables) and the frequency of
spoiled produce in Grand
Bahama's supermarkets," the
Global Fulfillment Services
report said.
"This is a problem that could
be overcome by allowing Inter-
national Distributors to supply
the local market. However, the
trade-off is that their doing so
will probably damage and may
destroy the local Bahamian-
owned businesses currently
responsible for wholesale activ-
ities, which are less commer-
cially efficient."


INVE


S


TMENT OPPORTUNITY


Me. S SELL


Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2
GREENING GLADE DRIVE


Appraisal: $245,827.00


The subject lot contains an
approximate area of (17,789
sq. ft) seventeen thousand .
seven' hundred and eighty ., -g
nine sq. ft. or 41 .of an acre. --' 1
Situated thereon is a single .. "
storey, single family dwelling .
of conventional concrete .
blocks and poured concrete. -
Accommodations are three bedrooms, three and a half baths,
living, dining, full service kitchen with centre island stove with a
snack counter opened into a family room, exiting to an opened
patio at the rear. Adjourning the patio is a study, laundry room and
single car garage..The structure contains approximately 2,567 sq.
ft of living space.

LOT No. 13, BLOCK KN, UNIT 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $40,000.00
The property has an area of 13,027 square feet or .30 of an acre.

GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00
All that piece parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21,
Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening
Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580
sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential.

LINCOLN GREEN, CANEBY CLOSE Appraisal: $38,500.00
Unit 5, Block 17, Lot #48 Single family residence, Clearwater Close.
Located on fresh water canal. Approximately 17,404 sq. ft.


LOT No. 20, BLOCK 1, UNIT 3
FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION


Appraisal: $38,000.00


All that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq. ft. being lot No.
20, Block 1 Unit 3 of the Subdivision known and designated as Fortune
Point Subdivision, Freeport., Grand Bahama. Duplex property zoning with
a rectangle shape.

Lot 23A, Block KN, John Wentworth Avenue, Unit 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $718,000.00




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Located on this Multi Family lot of 23,564 square feet are two
incomplete buildings. Single story Triplex of 3,502 square feet
inclusive of Living and dining area with full service kitchen three
bedrooms inclusive of Master bedroom and two bathrooms per unit.


Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33, CHURCHILL COURT,
BAHAMIA MARINA & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00
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All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the
subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a
structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers
approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining
room, full service kitchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage closet. The property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate.


EXUMA


DUPLEX IN LOT 6625
BAHAMA SOUND No. 8, EAST, EXUMA
Trapezium shaped lot 35 ft.
above sea level comprising
10,000 sq. ft. Situated thereon is
a 10-year-old single storey :
duplex, 2 bed, 1 bath, kitchen,
living/dining area and porch.
(Building is in need of repairs).


Appraisal: $170,000.00


CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal:
The subject property is located on
Kingway Road and is developed
with an area of 20,000 square feet.
Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of -
living accommodations, inclusive .
of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with ,,jS ,
laundry and utility spaces and a '
two bedroom one bath guest
cottage of 600 square fect. The
property is fenced with white
picket fencing and has a Gazebo at
the highest portion of the property.


ELEUTHERA
NORTH PALMETTO POINT
All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements situated to the West of
the Settlement of North Palmetto Point,
on the Island of El(uthera. The total I
area is approximately 8,118 square ,,..
feet. Situated on the property. y is a 26- .
year-old building, comprising .
approximately 1,263 square foet" of
enclosed living space and a basement I
area of 144 square leet. Three
)((1bedooTms, two b;:ithrooms, living room.
dining room, kitchen, uOlity room, and
beauty parlour (an additional 480 squOare feet


$673,075.00








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Appraisal: $134,822.00





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I .I Cable Beach


All that lot of land situated in the western district of the island of New Providence, known as Towers of Cable Beach, is a freehold condominium complex. Apartment 20A is situated on the 2nd floor
of the southern block in the mid-section of the building. And consist of 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living-dining room, kitchen and porch. The residence is approximately over 40yrs old and,
consisting of approximately 615 sq, ft, of living space. Amenities includes swimming pool, security, beach, parking, laundry, and landscape gardens. The land is on a grade and level; however the site
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods.
Appraisal: $225,500.00
Traveling west on west bay street after passing the Crystal Palace Casino. Go pass 2 roundabouts and pass the city market food store and proceed around the next roundabout and head back east. The
subject property is on the left side of the street just opposite the City Market food store painted pink trimmed white.


. -Lot No. 3 Yamacraw
rBeach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot
no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
S.. building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
S*unit being used as a barber and beauty salon, the land is
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
Appraisal: $313,016.00
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw
Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
white trimmed brown.

Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO. 1,
BLOCK NO. 45,
.-' SHORES
'All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section "E" in
the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
I u LShores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
S '- Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
Sf '.- "islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
site encompasses a two storey building which is
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is
a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-
0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level is approximately 148sq.
ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.


LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES
All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being
lot #1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
II, the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of
.... New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property
.... is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
_consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets,
2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
of the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with
improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming
pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
Appraisal: $753,570.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near
Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.


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(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA
.:. All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in
S1the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being
,f"| i1! E" No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 12 year old single stomey home comprising
of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast
S.I .room, kitchen and laundry room, with a total living area
of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
car garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85%
'<-.', .. completed. The property is well landscaped with crab
S- grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.
S. : Appraisal: $229,426.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera
Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.


DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
S' 3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with
.. -'.- an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion
of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels
stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just
,under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in
design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft.,
2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling
is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Appraisal: $265,225.00

LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLER'S HEIGHTS
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar's
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
p I complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.


l LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2
S"" All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft.
being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and
S' designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision
'situated in the southwestern district of New
r' -' Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised
of a 25 yer old single family residence consisting of
approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space
with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living, dining
p |. rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level,
however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements
including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5 foot chain linked fencing and a low cement
block wall to the front.
Appraisal: $162,400.00
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then
first left again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.


Sir Lynden Pindling Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 5000 sq ft, being lot 2525/6 of the subdivision
known as Sir Lynden Pindling Estates, the said subdivision is situated in the southeastern
district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of an approximately
4 yrs old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,220 sq. ft of enclosed
living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and utility
room. the land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods, the
grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including a walkway. The yard is enclosed
with chain linked fencing.


Appraisal: $155,694.40
Traveling through Pinewood Gardens from East Street. go to the roundabout. heading
north from the roundabout, take the 2nd corner right heading east toward Sir Lynden Pindling Estates. After passing the convenience store,
take the 1st corner right and head toward the Charles Saunders Highway, the property is the 5th house on the left.


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HAMILTON'S, LONG ISLAND
' All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated
in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,
and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated
approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses
a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two
bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room.
the home however is consisted of 2 separate constructions;
613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity,
water, cable and telephone.
Appraisal: $67,000.00.
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.


KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
Lot No. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then takhet 1st corner
on the left then 1 st right, house is second on your right
with garage.


LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated
on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour,
comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and
!i n i j comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 17 years old duplex with each unit consisting
of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, frontroom, diningroom and kitchen
,with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and
covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex
was built in accordance with the plan and specification as
approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry
Of Public Wbrks. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The
land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring.
APPRAISAL: $153,521.00


Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 217
Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
0 E % S No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
.. .- said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
s a Providence Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
',- i I' '.j i comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence
consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
way and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
-. of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.
Appraisal: $127,988.00
Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier
Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first
left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building, after passing Mount Tabor take first left sapodillaa blvd), the
subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green, with green and white door.


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Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated
in the Eastern District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi family
- single family.
Appraisal: $171,440.00
This property is about 230ft West of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the North Side of Hill Side Road.



Island Harbour Beach, Exuma
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'X 100') sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach
Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Appraisal: $80,000.00



Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow
Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02
ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $40,328.00


MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting
as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet
northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274
hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth
ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955
hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial
development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as "Mutton Fish Point"


MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated "E" which forms a portion of land
known as "Mutton Fish Point." situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:-
Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13
hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly
by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having
an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet,
peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00


LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham's
Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90)
ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20' wide road reservation
and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown
with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and
is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area
is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00



MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated "F"
which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and
abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for
a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance
of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00


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Appraisal: $930,000.00


All that lot of land having an
Area of 30000 square feet,
S being lot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as
Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District
... on the island of New
S Providence.
rA Located on the subject
property is a newly
e constructed single story
feet of living space with a three Car Garagestructure comprising 6,000
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator
room.
Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take
the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the
seventh on the right hand side of the road.



Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY -Appraisal $591,955.00
A mulitfamily lot of 12.225 square feet comprising three structures. One
complete unit at the front comprising 1638 and a porch of 200 square feet
of living space. A middle structure (town house) of 1626 square feet of
living space that's 80% complete and the third building at the rear of the
property up to belt course comprising 1627 square feet. Each building has
two bedrooms, one bathroom, living and dining
areas and kitchen.,.


Directions: Travelling West on Carmichael Rd, turn onto
Bacardi Road. Travel South past Millar's Pond just
before reaching Bacardi. Turn Right onto paved road
after passing the pond. Subject is located on the Right
side of the road.


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FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUM Appraisal: $73,000.00




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Apartment 402, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Lot 4, Block GN, Edward Birch Court, Bahamian North


Unit 2, Block 10, Lot 16
GREENING GLADE


Appraisal: $30,000.00


A 14,910 square feet single family residential vacant land. The lot
is rectangular in shape.


Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES


Appraisal: $116,190.00


Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single family
dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This includes, a
living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.


Lot #3.1 TWYNAM ESTATES


Appraisal $456,000.00


Appraisal $456,000.00


A ,,ingle family property comprising
11,350 square feet.
Located on this property is an 11-year-
old single family two storey residence
comprising 3,794 square feet of living
space.
The lower floor consist of living, dining
and kitchen area, guest bedrooms, a
stairway, bathroom and other public
areas. The upper floor contains two
bedrooms, one bathroom, Master Suite
inclusive of bedroom, bathroom and
balcony.
Directions: Travelling East on Prince Charles Drive, turn Right at Super Value Food Store.
Proceed to the T-Junction, turn left, then an immediate Right. Property is located near the Dead
End corner on the Right side of the road.


LOT No. 21 B FRASER ALLOTMENT
OFF SOLDIER ROAD Appraisal: $303,000.00
.~i~i ,- The subject property
,, "'-" consisting of 8,400
square feet is
developed with a
split leveled home
with 1925 square
feet of floor area on
the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
square feet and
second floor area of
735 square feet. The
building is of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The
ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and
family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living
and'dining areas.
Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road
opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.


SEABREEZE


Appraisal $638,676.00


Executive styled house which has .F,-"
been converted into three units.
The first unit features an open ii
plan in the outer area consisting ""
of. living, dining with sunken floor,
kitchen, and powder room. The
inner. area consists of three
bedrooms, three baths including a .
master suite and master bath, --.---- .
consisting of a large Jacuzzi, .
shower and walk in closets.The second unit consists of two bedrooms, one
bath, living, dining, kitchen, office area. The third unit consists of an open
plan with kitchen, living, bedroom and a private bedroom.
Added features: Enclosed pool, central air condition, courtyard, and fenced
in patios.
Directions to property: Take Prince Charles heading east, turn at the light at the
'intersection of Seabreeze and Prince Charles Drive, Golf Course Boulevard, take
third corner on the right, Bay Cedar Avenue then take second corner on left, Darling
Plum Grove, subject will be about the 5th property on the left.


Lot 67 Block 7
BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
Located on this .30 of an acre
property is a newly built 1,900
square feet of living space single
family dwelling comprising .an
entrance porch, four bedrooms,
two bathrooms and kitchen;' "''
living, dining, powder and laundry
room with adequate closet and
storage space.


Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2
GREENING GLADE
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA
Located on this .35 of an acre
property is a sixteen-year-old
single family residence
comprising four bedrooms, two
bathrooms, living, dining,
storage, utility and laundry .
rooms; there is a foyer, kitchen
and den. The total area of living
space is 3,016 square feet.


Appraisal: $219,614.00


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Appraisal: $254,355.00


LOT 29 IMPERIAL. PARK SUBDIVISION #2
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $185.000.00

The size of the property .-. ..
is 90x100 or 9,000 sq. 4,.' .
ft. Located thereon is a -
single storey single ...." I
family dwelling of." -.-
approximately 1,900 sq. '
ft. of living space.
Accommodate ons
include a front porch, a foyer, living and dining rooms, kitchen with
pantry, family room with utility closet, master bedroom with Jacuzzi
bathroom with an additional two bedrooms and two bathrooms.


Lot No. 8, BLOCK TT Section 2
BAHAMIA SUBDIVISION, Appraisal: $346,000.00
Located on this 19,166.40
square feet property is a three
*. years old single story single
family dwelling. The resi-
dence comprises three
bedrooms inclusive of Master
bedroom, two and a half baths
living and dining areas,
I kitchen, study and laundry
_. room. Total living area is 2,122
square feet.

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PH: 393-4440 OR 393-4448


Clifton Heritage Authority
P.O.Box EE-15082
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel:(242) 325-1505
Fax:(242) 326-2568
E-mail: cliftonheritageauthority@yahoo.com

25, March 2008
The Clifton Heritage Authority is seeking the services of an individual to fill
the position of Managing Director in accordance with Section 15 of the Clifton
Heritage Authority Act 2004.
The individual would be required to provide executive leadership,
supervision and direction to units of the Clifton Heritage Authority's
offices and Heritage Park, while ensuring, the research and promotion of its
historical, cultural and natural resources.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Responsible for the implementation of policeis, program and goals and
objectives for the efficient management of the Clifton Heritagse Authority.
Ensures the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the
management of the Clifton Heritage Park, ensuring that accepted
operating standards and practices are employed.
Coordinate and supervise all activities related to safety issues, best
environmental Practices, and all matters related to the preservation of
historic structures and conservation of natural resources at the park.
Serve as Principal Advisor to the Clifton Heritage Authority Board on
matters and issues relative to the maintenance and upkeep of the park
Oversee and coordinate all public and private use of facilities and
recreational spaces at the Clifton Heritage park and establish user fees.
Liaise with other government, non-government, regional and international
agencies to explore opportunities to promote the sustainable development
and management of the Clifton Heritage Park.
Direct a coordinate .. employment of staff, develop and implement
operating policies, standards and procedures to ensure performance and
maintain a stable working environment.
Conduct periodic assessment of facilities and infrastructure and recommend
improvements or repairs as necessary
Prepare and submit a monthly report to the Board of Directors on the
operations of the Authority.
Liaise with marketing and Public Relations office to produce material for the
promotion of the Clifton Heritage Park
Post Qualification
A minimum of a graduate degree in Administration or related discipline, and/or
10 years experience in administrative discipline
Applications are available at the Authority's Office, Collins Avenue and should
be submitted along with resume by 10 April 2008



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Kingsway Academy invites applicants for the
position of Maintenance Supervisor for its buildings
and grounds, etc. The successful candidate must:

* Be a born again Christian
* Have good knowledge of electrical, plumbing and
other building repair skills
* Have experience in supervising a group of
persons
* Possess the ability to train his staff
* Should have a High School Diploma or a
certificate in Technical and Vocational Skills
* Be able to make recommendations for preventative
and corrective maintenance.

Knowledge of computers would be an asset.

Letters of application together with a recent color
photograph (including the names and addresses
of at least three reference, one being the name of
one's church minister) should be forwarded to:

Ms. Kelcine Hamilton
Academy Affairs Manager
Kingsway Academy Business Office
Bernard Road
Nassau, Bahamas


Deadline for ,an at.ons is
Friday Apr il4, 2008


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* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A LEADING environmen-
tal activist told The Tribune
that taking legal action to
block construction of the $1.3
billion Albany Golf & Beach
Resort's marina remained "an
option", arguing that the envi-
ronmental safeguards imposed
on the developers in their
Heads of Agreement were
"not enough".
When asked by The Tribune
about whether she was con-
templating legal action to chal-
lenge the Albany marina chan-
nel's construction, Sam Dun-
combe, head of environmen-



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2nd ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY
SCHOOL OF NURSING AUDITORIUM
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
FRIDAY, APRIL 11,2008
"HEALTH ISSUES IN THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC SECTOR"
8.15am 4.00pm
Registration (Only Required for CME credits)'*
Official Opening Ceremonies
The RBC Royal Bank of Canada Lecture:
Asbestos Exposure in Hospital Workers
Dr. Henroy Scarlett Lecturer Community Health & Psychiatr' University of the West Indies. Jamaica
A Health Profile of Workers in a Major Union in The Bahamas
Mr. Terr'ance Fountain. Epidemiologist, Bahamas
The Burden of Chronic Non-Comnimnicable Diseases in the Bahamas
Dr. Yitades Gebre. PAHO Health Surveillance and Disease Management Advisor
Coffee Break and iit rExhibits
The Impact of Occupational Injuries in The Bahamas
Dr. Kevin Bowe Medical Director. National Insurance Board
Disparity in Health Care The Value of Population Based Research
Dr. Rosebud Foster, Professor of Pt'ublic Health, Nova Southeastern University. Florida
A Healthy Lifestyle Initiative at the Public Hospitals Authority
Dr. P, Conliffe Resident Family Practice. Dr. Glen Beneby, Rhoda Bullard., Lisa Hall -Rickets
Consultatioon- Liaison Psychiatry in the Princes Margaret Hopital
Dr. Tim Barrett Associate Lecturer UWI Consultant Psychiatry
Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior and Practices of Advance Directive Use In the Jehovah's Witness
Population In The Bahamas
Dr. I lanna.Mahase Dr. Tim Barrett, Associate Iecturer LIWI Consultant Family Practice
Brown Bag Lunch & Visit Exhibits
Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Events in the Bahamian Population
DInielle Strachlan & Hestrd Brooks Medical Students. Dr. Sebastian Peter UWI
The Unhealthy Caribbean Lifestyles: Can Current Health latervention Strategies Change 'Things'?
Professor Hienr Fraser Dean. School of Clinical Medicine & Research LUW1, Barbados
Drug Use Survey of Juvenile Offenders at the Simpson Penn Centre for Bo) s and the Willie Mae Pratt
Centre for Girls in Nassau, Bahamas
Ms Denotrah Archer Medical Student UWI
Needle Stick Injuries at the PMH
Dr. Dorsette-Williams! Nurse 1). Thompson Employee Health Princess Margaret I hospital
Absenteeism in the Workplace in the Public Sector Is This a Public Health Issue?
Dr. Robin Roberts Associate Lecturer UIWI Consultant Surger)


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BUSINESS


ist: Legal action



)tion' on Albany


Project's Heads of Agreement include most environmental
mitigation recommendations suggested by consultants
tal organisation reearth, said: in the Bahamas may arise Yacht Cluib "to fully fund all
"I'm not really at liberty to say. under Article 25 of the consti- beach restoration activities"
Obviously, that's one option, tution." the granting of an easement
but it's not an option I've Meanwhile, research by Tri- for the marina entrance chan
explored in any real way." bune Business has shown that nel, with the Government hav
Ms Duncombe and other most of the recommendations ing a right to remove the
activists have become increas- suggested by the consultants, entrance jetties if the re-nour
ingly concerned that the chan- Black & Veatch Internation- ishment programme was no
nel that will be cut through the al, in its review of the Albany maintained or fell behind; anc
beach to give boats and yachts Environmental Impact Assess- the requirement that a perform
access to Albany's marina will ment (EIA), were incorporat- mance bond be posted to cov
effectively "cut Adelaide ed into the final Heads of er the costs of jetty removal.
Beach in half", and deprive Agreement signed between.the The Heads of Agreement
Bahamians of access to some developers and Christie gov- signed four months later, stip
two-thirds of that beach. ernment on November 9,2006. ulated that a $2,500 fee would
They have not been reas- Black & Veatch, in its July 6, be levied on each property sal
sured by promises that 2006, report to the Bahamas in Albany, with this assessment
Bahamians will have beach Environment, Science and projected to raise $120,000 pei
access through the South Technology (BEST) Commis- annum.
Ocean project, describing as sion, acknowledged that jetties Some 25 per cent of this
"misleading" assertions by the to stablise the Albany marina projected to be $30,000 pei
developers that there was no entrance, and prevent sand annum, would be allocated to
access to the beach behind the accumulation and waves in the the Adelaide beach replenish
'long pink wall' of the former marina, "will cause a signifi- ment programme.
Chalopin estate from the road. cant adverse impact to long- The Heads of Agreement
The beach portion there, Ms shore transport of sand". also required the developers
Duncombe said, could be The sand, it warned, would to obtain a performance bone
accessed by walking from the pile up on the eastern side of to cover the costs of removing
direction of both South Ocean the Albany marina channel the marina entrance jetties
and Adelaide, as the beach and be eroded on the western and granted an easement to
below the high water mark is side, depleting the beach the marina entrance channel
legally accessible to the pub- Bahamians would still have giving the Government the
lic. access to. right to remove the jetties i
Opponents of the Albany Adelaide beach would need there were problems with the
marina may have been given regular re-nourishing, Black & beach replenishment pro
a blueprint to mount a legal Veatch found, warning that if it gramme.
challenge by Dame Joan was "not continuously and suf- That programme would be
Sawyer's verdict on the appeal ficiently maintained and imple- funded by the developers until
mounted by the Save Guana mented, significant erosion of a Homeowners Association
Cay Association in its battle coastal resources will occur, was established, at which point
with the Baker's Bay Golf & potentially all the way back to this obligation would be trans
Ocean Club. the limestone ridge". ferred to it.
In her judgment, Dame Joan With Albany's development Ms Duncombe, though, sai
noted that Baker's Bay would covenants permitting the levy- these measures were not good
lie between Guana Cay's resi- ing of special assessments and enough. She said the Alban)
dents to the south and the community enhancement fees EIA talked about continuing)
northern part of the island, to on the property owners, Black the replenishment programme
which they traditionally had & Veatch recommended that for 30 years, causing her t(
access. "legally binding commitments question what would happen
Although this was never and assurances to continuous- after that.
raised as part of that case, ly maintain the mitigation pro- She added that she als(
Dame Joan suggested: "It is gramme" should be sought .wanted to know the dollar
possible that questions about from the developers, amount from .each property
the infringement of those This included a financial sale that would be allocated t
inhabitahts' constitutional right commitment by the Albany the beach renourishment ini
to freedom of movement with- Board of Directors and Albany tiative.

I. ___,., 1" -- ,l








PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT


CONDITIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


THE CONDITIONS TO BE SATISFIED FOR UNDERTAKING
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH OF
THE BAHAMAS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. Foreign Consultant/Firm to be approved by National
Economic Council (NEC) Ministry of Financial Services
and Investment (MFS&I).

2. Copy of Contract sent to Business Licence Office Indicating
Duration and Cost of Contract.

3. Payment of Business Licence Fees 1% of Contract Sum.

4. Owner to file complete accounting report of business activity
within 10 working days after project closure to Secretary
of Revenue (Ministry of Finance, Cecil Wallace Whitfield
Centre). This determines if Foreign Consultant owes
additional fees or receives a refund based on change orders
plus/minus of original contract sum.

5. If Foreign Consultant/Firm has local registratioi~t' toy of
Certificate of Incorporation is needed by Business Licence
Office.

6. The Professional Architect's Act 1994 requires a person to be
registered and licenced with the Professional Architect's
Board.


7. Business Licence Office must see a copy of Certificate of
Registration and Good Standing of Foreign Consultant
in Home Country and Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

8. Foreign Consultant must apply for a National Insurance
Number to Pay NI taxes.

9. If Foreign Consultant desires to use Trade Name, that local
name shall be secured from Registrar Department at a fee of
$150.00.

10. Foreign Consultant must apply for and receive a work
permit temporary or otherwise before commencing any
works on the ground in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.


THIS MESSAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES:

Bahamas Society of Engineers (BSE)
Bahamas Association of Consulting Engineers (BACE)
Bahamas Association of Land Surveyors (BALS)
Environmental Professionals (EP)
The Professional Architect's Board (PAB)


THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008, PAGE 13B


THE TRIBUNE







PAGE 14B, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


New US home sales hit 13-year low


adjusted annual rate of 590,(XX)
units, the slowest sales pace
since February 1995. The
decline was slightly worse than
expected.
The median price of a home
sold last month dropped to
$244,100, down 2.7 per cent
from the level of a year ago.
The prolonged slump in
housing has dragged down
overall economic activity.
Many analysts believe the
slump could combine with a


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that RODNEY PIERRE of
GREENWHITCH STREET, 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 20TH day of MARCH, 2008 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box N -7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




RBC
FINCO


NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:
"ALL THAT" piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #2958,
Sir Lynden Pindling Estates situated in the Southern
District on the Island of New Providence one of the islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a
Single Family Residence, consisting of (3) three bedrooms, (2)
two bathrooms.
Property Size: 5,000 Sq Ft
Building Size: 1,291 Sq Ft
This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas
and marked "Tender 3390". All offers must be received
by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 11th April,
2008.




RBC
FINCO


NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:
"ALL THAT" piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #10,
Blk#11, Millers Heights Subdivision, situated in the
Western District on the Island of New Providence one of
the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated
thereon is a Duplex Apartment, consisting of (2) two bedrooms,
(2) two bathrooms.
Property Size: 7,500 Sq Ft
Building Size: 1,444 Sq Ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O.Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas
and marked "Tender 2114". All offers must be received
by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 11th April,
2008.


* By MARTIN
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Sales of new homes fell in Feb-
ruary for the fourth straight
month, pushing activity down
to a 13-year low as the steep
slump in housing continued.
The Commerce Department
reported Wednesday that new
home sales dropped 1.8 per
cent last month to a seasonally


multitude of other problems
including a severe credit
crunch, soaring energy prices
and plunging consumer confi-
dence, to push the country into
a full-blown recession.
The number of unsold
homes on the' market at the
end of the month represented
a 9.8 months' supply at the
February sales pace, the same
as in January. That was the
highest inventory level in more
than 26 years and reflects the
fact that increased numbers of
mortgage foreclosures are
dumping even more homes on
an already glutted market.


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RBC
FINCO


NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:
"ALL THAT" piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #30,
Blk#9, Winton Heights Subdivision situated in the Eastern
District on the Island of New Providence one of the islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a
Single Family Residence, consisting of (3) three bedrooms, (2)
two bathrooms.
Property Size: 18,567 Sq Ft
Building Size: 4,856 Sq Ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.
All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas
and marked "Tender 2012". All offers must be received
by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 11th April,
2008.


durable goods, items expected
to last at least three years,
showed up in a number of
areas. Demand for manufac-
turing equipment plunged by
13.3 per cent, the largest
amount on record, while
orders for nondefense capital
goods excluding aircraft, the
category that is seen as a good
proxy for business investment,
fell by 2.6 per cent, the biggest
decline in four months.
Economic growth slowed to
a barely discernible 0.6 per
cent in the final three months
of last year, and many econo-
mists believe the gross domes-
tic product will turn negative in
the current quarter, signaling
the start of a recession.
The 1.7 per cent drop in
orders for durable goods, items
expected to last at least three
years, was worse than the one
per cent increase that many
economists had expected.
The weakness came even
though orders for transporta-


tion equipment rebounded
with a 0.6 per cent rise in Feb-
ruary after a big 12.6 per cent
plunge in January. The swing
in both months reflected
changes in demand for com-
mercial aircraft, which rose 5.4
per cent in February following
a 30.2 per cent plunge in Janu-
ary.
Orders for motor vehicles
fell by 2.7 per cent in February
as US automakers continued
to face weak demand, reflect-
ing the weak economy and
soaring energy prices.
Excluding transportation,
orders fell by 2.6 per cent in
February, representing the
fourth decline in the past five
months.
Economists believe that if
the country does slip into a
recession, the downturn may
not be as severe in manufac-
turing, which is being helped
by continued strong growth
overseas, which is bolstering
US exports.


Sales dropped the most in
the Northeast, falling by 40.6
percent. Sales were also down
in the Midwest, dropping by
6.4 per cent, but posted gains
in the South of 5.7 per cent and
0.7 per cent in the West.
Many analysts believe that
the slump in housing, which
began in 2006, could last into
2009. It was reported on Tues-
day that the Standard &
Poor's/Case-Shiller index of
home prices fell nearly 11 per
cent in January from a year
ago, the biggest year-over-year
decline in the history of the
index.
Analysts said that housing is
being hurt currently by tighter
lending conditions as banks
react to soaring mortgage
defaults and the reluctance of
prospective buyers to make a
decision, fearing that prices
have further to fall.
In other economic news,
orders to factories for big-tick-
et manufactured goods fell 1.7
per cent in February, a second
consecutive decline and fur-
ther evidence of the economic
troubles gripping the country.
The declines in orders for


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that MONICA ELAINE JOLLY OF JONES
TOWN, GENERAL DELIVERY, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND
BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/ naturalization as
a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,.
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 27TH day of MARCH, 2007 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-
41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.




NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

OF


GREEN LUSATA LIMITED



Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the above company
commenced on the 26th day of March, 2008. Credit
Suisse Trust Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre,
Shirley & Charlotte Streets, PO. Box N-3023, Nassau, The
Bahamas has been appointed Liquidator of the Company








Credit Suisse Trust Limited
Liquidator




RBC
FINC()



NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:

"ALL THAT" piece parcel or lot of land being Parcel of
Land Port William Grant, situated in the Western District
on the Island of New Providence one of the islands of
the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is
Vacant Land.

Property Size: 5,583 sq ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas
and marked "Tender 1028". All offers must be received
by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 11th April.
2008.




RB(,




NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:

"ALL THAT" piece parcel or lot of land being Lot 48.
Hanover Court, situated in the Eastern District on the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Duplex
each unit, consisting of (2) bedrooms, (2) bathrooms.

Property Size: 5,670 Sq Ft
Building Size: 2,107 Sq Ft

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF
BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau, Bahamas
and marked "Tender 1291". All offers must be received
by the close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 11th April,
2008.


ASu m l 3FI DELI C
Pricing Information As Of: C F A
Friday. 25 March 2008 A
SBISX LISTED & TRADEbD SECUIftI S ., VISIT WWW BISXBAHAMAS COM FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: oLoS'i.9er.e7 / CHG -27 58/ iCHG -1.38 / YTD -.0.88I YTD % -4.40
52wk-Hi 52.%,K Low Secui' ,t Previo',s CIr.se Today s Ciolse ,-n jn.e Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
1.91 0.82 Abaco Markets 1.89 1.91 0.02 3,000 0.157 0.000 12.2 0.00%
11.80 11.25 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.9 3.39%
9.68 8.60 Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00 0.643 0.160 14.9 2.71%
0.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.99 0.99 0.00 0.188 0.030 5.3 3.03%
3.74 2.10 Bahamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.7 2.46%
2.70 1.30 Fidelity Bank 2.60 2.60 0.00 0.058 0040 44.8 1.54%
13.63 10.35 Cable Bahamas 13.62 13.63 0.01 2.735 1.093 0.240 12.5 1.70%
3.15 2.10 Colina Holdings 2.87 2.87 0.00 0.031 0.040 92.6 1.30%
8.50 4.67 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.46 7.46 0.00 0.428 0.270 17.4 3.62%
7.22 3.60 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.78 4.78 0.00 1,403 0.157 0.052 30.4 1.09%
2.50 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.48 2.50 0.02 30.000 0.316 0 040 7.9 1.60%
7.90 5.94 Famguard 7.90 7.90 0.00 0.713 0.280 11.1 3.57%
13.01 12.45 Finco 12.92 12.92 0.00 421 0.810 0.570 16.0 4.41%
14.75 13.50 FirstCarlbbean 13.95 13.50 -0.45 14.200 0.914 0.470 14 8 3.48%
6.10 5.12 Focol (S) 5.50 5.50 0.00 0.363 0.140 15.2 2.55%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.74 0.74 0.00 0.035 0.000 21.1 0.00%,
8.00 6.86 ICD Utilities 6.86 6.86 0.00 0.411 0.300 16.7 4.37%
12.50 8.60 J.S. Johnson 12.30 12.30 0.00 1.059 0.610 11.6 4.96%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
Fldity Over-The-Counter Securities
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
14.60 14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.60 1,999 1.160 0.900 13.4 6.16%
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.801/%
0.54 0.20 RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.35 -0.023 0.000 N/M 0.001%
Collna Over-The-Counter Securities
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00' 43.00 41 00 4.450 2.750 9.0 60 70%1
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.160 0.900 13.4 6.160%
0 55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0 45 -0.023 0.000 N/M 0 00%
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52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Fund Name NA V YTD% Last 12 Months Div $ Yield %
1.3041 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.304134* 0.94% 5.70%
3.0008 2.6254 Collna MSI Preferred Fund 2.982729* -0.60% 14.89%
1.3837 1.2647 Collna Money Market Fund 1.383727"** 0.63% 3.89%
3.7969 3.1424 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.6651* -3.47% 18.28%"
12.0429 11.4467 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.0429* 0.92% 5.69%
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00*"
100.0000 100.0000 CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.00"*
1.0000 1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00**
10.5000 9.6433 Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.6433* -0.20% -II 16%
FINDEX; CLOSE 000 00 / YTD 0.00% 1 2007 34.47%
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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008, PAGE 15B


Investment banks face



tighter regulation




after collapse of


Bear Stearns


* By JEANNINE AVERSA
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -
The crash of Wall Street's
once mighty Bear Stearns
underscores the need to bring
investment houses under the
kind of federal oversight that
has long been given to com-
mercial banks, Treasury Sec-
retary Henry Paulson said
Wednesday.
In a speech to the US
Chamber of Commerce,
Paulson said the Bush admin-
istration will soon release just
such a blueprint in an effort
to promote a smoother func-
tioning of financial markets.
For months the financial
markets rocked by the
double blows of a housing
and credit crises have been
suffering through extreme
turmoil, threatening to
plunge the US economy into
a deep recession. The mod-
ern US financial system is a
complex web of financial
players institutions and
individuals and practices that
are subject to different rules
and regulations. Commercial
banks, long a financial
bedrock, are subject to regu-


lations and supervision.
"This latest episode has
highlighted that the world
has changed as has the role of
other nonbank financial insti-
tutions and the interconnect-
edness among all financial
institutions," Paulson said.
"These changes require us all
to think more broadly about
the regulatory and superviso-
ry framework that is consis-
tent with the promotion and
maintenance of financial sta-
bility," he added.
In extraordinary actions
aimed at preventing a melt-
down of the US financial sys-
tem, the Federal Reserve
recently backed JP Morgan's
takeover of Bear Stearns and
agreed to provide an impor-
tant multibillion dollar finan-
cial lifeline for the deal. In
addition, the Fed, in the
broadest use of its lending
authority since the 1930s, said
it would let squeezed Wall
Street investment houses go
directly to the Fed for emer-
gency loans. That has long
been a privilege just for com-
mercial banks.
Paulson said he "fully sup-
ported that action" but said it
also raises important policy


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that DANIELLA EUGENE OF 2ND
STREET GROVE, 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 27TH
day of MARCH, 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



ICD UTILITIES LIMITED
Notice to Shareholders


The Board of Directors of

ICD Utilities Limited is pleased

to advise that a dividend of

10 cents per share

has been declared to

All Shareholders

of record as at 7th April, 2008

and payable on 21st April, 2008


The Entrance Examination will be held
at the High School on Bernard Road
on Friday March 28, 2008 from
8:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. for students wishing
to enter grades seven through ten.
Applications can be collected at The
High School from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
For more information please call
telephone numbers 324-8811; 324-3409;
or 324-6269


Deadline for applications:

Wednesday, March 26.


considerations about the
oversight of investment hous-
es.
The secretary said that
commercial banks' access to
the Fed's emergency lending
"discount window" has tradi-
tionally been accompanied by
r ,,ulatory oversight and
supervision. "Certainly any
regular access to the discount
window should involve the
same type of regulation and
supervision," Paulson said, in
an apparent reference to the
Fed's temporary extension of
this emergency lending to
investment houses.
And he suggested that the
Fed collect as much informa-
tion as necessary on invest-
ment houses to "make
informed lending decisions."
He said the Fed is currently
working to do that. Paulson
suggested the Fed, the Secu-
rities and Exchange Commis-
sion and the Commodity
Futures Trading Commission
also continue to work to
build a framework on this.
"The combination of these
steps should provide the Fed-
eral Reserve with a structure
and the information that it
would need to make liquidity
backstop loans during peri-
ods of market instability to
nonbanks," Paulson said.
These steps, he said,
"would enable the Federal
Reserve to protect its balance
sheet, and ultimately protect
US taxpayers." he said.
Although he praised the
Fed's decision to temporarily
provide an short-term loans
t. investment houses, Paul-
son said it would be "prema-
ture to jump to the conclu-
sion that all broker dealers or
other potentially important
financial firms in our system
today should have permanent
access to the Fed's liquidity
facility."
At this time, the Fed's
action "should be viewed as a
precedent only for unusual
periods of turmoil." Paulson
said.
Fielding questions after his
speech, Paulson said that
"innovation always precedes
regulation in our economy"
and suggested that oversight
needed to catch up.
Once again Paulson
d-fended the government's
T e in coming to the aid of
Bear Stearns which has
been criticized by some
Democrats and others as akin
to a federal bailout.
"Bear Stearns found itself
facing bankruptcy," Paulson
said. "The Federal Reserve
acted promptly to resolve the
Bear Stearns situation and
avoid a disorderly wind-
down. It is the job of regula-
tors to come together to
address times such as this;
and we did so. Our focus was
the stability and orderliness
of our financial markets."
Paulson said the adminis-
tration will explore ways to
help struggling homeowners
at risk of losing their homes.
But he was cool to some of
the proposals put forth by
Democrats on Capitol Hill,
saying that "most are not yet
ready for the starting gate."
In addition, he rejected the
need for a "systemwide solu-
tion" to deal with homeown-
ers who have no equity in
their home. That's when
one's mortgage eclipses the
value of their home.
Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke recently urged
lenders to help distressed
homeowners by lowering the
amount of their loans. He
'"cred this because so many
homeowners have little or no
equity in their homes, giving
them little financial incen-
tives to stay in them.




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process.
* High School graduate
* Organization and effective time mniianagemunt skills
* Human Resources professional experience
* Computer experience (Microsoft Word. Ixcel. Powerl'oint. Access)
* Public speaking experience
* Strong organizational skills. crcativitv and resourcetifulness
* Very strong imterpersonai and relationship building skills
* Highly visible, approachable and professional presence
Please e-mail or fax ai copy of your resume and telephone contacts to:
I'The Director of Human Resources
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
(A Ritz-Carlton Managed Property)
P.O. Box A B20571 I, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas
E-inail:humanii resouircesd theabacoclub.conm OR
Fax #: 242-367-0392
The deadline for receipt ol' all resuines or applications is Friday, March 2N, 2008.
Sorry, no telephone calls will be accepted for these positions.


7/ac 3A
A
WiNo0NG BAY

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay (A Ritz-Carlton managed property) is
accepting applications for the following positions:

Executive Chef
Responsible for all aspects of managing .he kitchen and kitchen personnel, ensuring the quality
preparation of all menu items and proper handling/storage of all food items in accordance with
approved standards. Coordinate the purchase of all food and develop menus, maintaining approved
food and labor costs.
* Culinary college degree preferable. High School diploma and/or equivalent
* Vocational training certificate acknowledged
* Certification of culinary training or apprenticeship
* 3 years experience in a similar position at a 5 star restaurant or resort
* Ability to work all stations in the kitchen
* Ability to communicate in English with Members, Co-workers and Management
* Exceptional skills in long range guest relationship maintenance
* Strong knowledge of food control costs and strategies
* Use of tracking systems for effective follow-up and customer purchase sequence
* Ability to maintain Club's standards, policies and procedures with all kitchen personnel
Membership Sales Executives (2)
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills
Exceptional Telephone skills
* Public speaking preferred
. Ability to demonstrate strong relationship sales capability
* Ability to interface professionally with all members of staff
* Generation and execution of an annual business plan
Self generation of business through referrals and other personal contacts
SExceptional skills in long range guest relationship maintenance
Use of tracking systems for effective follow up and customer purchase sequence
College degree preferred
Club Director
Assists the General Manager and is responsible in his/her absence for all aspects of the Hotel's
operations including Rooms Division. Engineering, Catering/Conference Services etc., in accordance
with hotel standards.
* Maximum five (5) years experience in property management for a high end private members
club and development
* Negotiations experience with international destinations clubs as vendor partners
* Responsible for overseeing turnover of physical assets from construction and development stages
to operational
* Knowledge of "fractional ownership" and rental pool arrangements at private membership clubs
is an asset.
* Pre-opening management experience with contractors and sub-contractors is an asset
* Must have eight (8) or more years of hotel operations experience in a luxury full-service
environment, with at least five (5) years it executive level
* Strong proven leadership abilities and a vision for quality and excellence in hotel operations
* Support hotel executives in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the quality of
products and services given to internal and external customers.

Director of Operations
Assists the General Manager and is responsible in his/her absence for all aspects of the Hotel's
operations including Food & Beverage. Engineering, Catering/Conference Services etc.. in
accordance with hotel standards
* Immediate area of responsibility are the Food & Beverage and Culinary areas, including
pre-offering consultation and purchasing for new restaurants and kitchens
* Knowledge of engineering and construction is key for the right applicant
* Supervision of the engineering area will require knowledge of skills and trades, man power and
recruitment and retention of employees
* Successful applicant must be able to demonstrate experience commensurate with Ritz-Carlton
brand Five Diamond Standards.
* Must have 8 or more years of hotel operations experience in a luxury full-service environment,
with at least 5 years at executive level
* Strong proven leadership abilities and a vision for quality and excellence in hotel operations
* Support club executives in plamnm o d and evaluating the quality of
products and services given to internaianiFoTx ernal cus omers

Equestrian Manager
Responsible for managing and overseeing the Equestrian Department including responsibility for
budgeting, forecasting, staff scheduling, caring for six horses and the stables and product inventory.
Provides and maintains services to enhance the guests' equestrian experience by performnning the
following duties.
* Oversees the maintenance of all tack equipment and repairs equipment as needed
* Ensures that horses are fed, watered and that the cleanliness of stables and surrounding areas are
maintained
* Inspects animals on a regular basis for health and injury and ensures that require attention is
given.
* High school diploma
* Relevant training and live (5) years experience in related field


Director of Finance (Operations)
Provide finance and accounting leadership for a unique resort property. Provide accounting &
financial support for luxury, mixed use membership resort operation. Ensure accurate and timely
on-site financial management. reporting. forecasting and budgeting of all on-site Ritz-Carlton
business units and ancillary profit centers, including the Homeowner & Member Associations.
Safeguard company assets and maintain a strong environment of financial control. Responsible for
heavy corporate reporting to regional and international corporate bodies of Ritz-Carlton and Marriott
Vacation Club International.
* BS or BA in Accounting or Finance required
* CPA/MBA preferred
* 5-7 years accounting experience in real estate, hospitality or related field
* 3-5 years management experience at senior levels desirable
* Excellent presentation skills
* Strong Htunan Resources and Training abilities a plus.


Pastry Chef
Responsible for the supervision and coordination of the production of desserts, confections.
ice creams and fancy pastries and must have thorough knowledge of pastries and desserts
* Prepare all pastry and dessert items for buffet, banquet and restaurant use according to standard
recipes
* Visually inspect appearance of all cold food tor proper color combination and overall
presentation to maintain appeal
* Supervise all pastry stafTf including, hiring, training, counseling and discipline
* Schedule appropriate number of staff according to daily needs, banquet functions and weekly
forecasts
* Knowledge of accepted sanitation standards
* Extensive experience with slicers. mixers, grinders, food processors, etc.
* High school or equivalent education required. bachelor's )Degree preferred
* Minimum of two years experience as a past y chef in a live star restaurant


lHumanii Resources & Learning C('oordinator

Responsible for maintaining and updating all administrative aspects of training and quality, presenting
core training and quality classes. and assishting in the implementation and monitoring of all training
and quality functions in accordance with company's philosophy and hotel's standards. Duties to
include typing memos. updating IIR database, maintaining employee files, answering telephones.
fielding questions from internal guests and ailing Maintaining paperwork and processes for selection


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4 392.882
9 41.159
1I 1.239
20.270
20,210
5 163.200


20(04o
$


277.29"
1,369.947

210.526
27.088
1,052
40).250
21.928
_ ___38._7Z .9


3~8AA147


7.754
536,633


( 24.387


7 1.000.000
7 300.000
1,138.002
8 125274
.563.276


ASSETS
Cash at banks
Available-for-sale investments
Trust fees recei able net of provision for
doubtful debts of $63,869 (2006: $42.010)
Receivable from affiliated company
Prepaid expenses
Intangible assets
Other assets
Property and equipment



LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Liabilities
Due to Parent Company
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
Deferred income


Total Liabilities and Equity


Signed as approved on behalf of the Board on 27 February 200)8:




/ Director Direct


Notes to the Balance Sheet

1. Incorporation and Principal Activity

Experta Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited (the Company) \\as incorporated on 19 July 1985
under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is licensed under the Banks and Trust
Companies Regulation Act, 2000 to carry on trust business from within the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas. The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Experta Limited (the Parent
Company), a Swiss company based in Basel, Switzerland, which is in turn owned by Dexia
Private Bank (Switzerland). The ultimate parent company is Dexia S.A.. a company domiciled in
Belgium. On 22 October 2003, the Company established a physical presence in The Bahamas.

All significant balances and transactions with the ultimate parent company and entities in \sihich
the ultimate parent company controls 20% or more of the issued voting shares are disclosed in
this balance sheet as being with affiliated parties.

The registered office of the Company is located at Suite 401. 4"' Floor. Tradewsinds Building. Bay
Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

The principal accounting policies applied in the preparation of this balance sheet are set out
below. These policies have been consistently applied to all the years presented unless otherwise
stated.

(a) Basis of preparation 4 ,

The balance sheet of thlie Company is prepared in accordance with International I financial
Reporting Standards (IFRS) and under the historical cost convention, as modified by thlle
revaluation of available-for-sale securities. The preparation of lthe balance sheet in
accordance with IFRS requires management to make estimates and assumptions that
affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets
and liabilities at the date of the balance sheet. Actual results could diller from those
estimates.

In the current year, the Company has adopted IFRS 7 F"inancial hstlrumi'nt: .Dis.clo.vsures
and the amendments to IAS I Presentaiion of Financial Sitaemntcv. which became
effective for fiscal periods beginning on or after I January 2007. The impact of the
adoption of IFRS 7 and the changes to IAS I has been to expand the disclosures provided
in the balance sheet regarding the Company's financial instruments and management of
capital.

The remaining standards and amendments and interpretations to published standards that
became effective for fiscal periods beginning on or aller I January 2007 were not
relevant to the Company's operations and accordingly did not impact the Company's
accounting policies or balance sheet.

The application of new standards and amendments and interpretations to existing
standards that have been published but are not yet effective are not expected to have a
material impact on the Company's accounting policies or balance sheet in the period of
initial application.

(b) Available-for-sale investments

Available-for-sale investments are those intended to he held for an indefinite period of
time which may be sold in response to needs for liquidity or changes in interest rates.
exchange rates or equity prices.

Purchases and sales of financial assets available-for-sale are recognized on the trade date
the date on which the Company commits to purchase or sell the asset. Investments are
initially recognized at fair value plus transaction costs for all financial assets not carried
at fair value through profit or loss. Financial assets carried at fair value through profit or
loss are initially recognized at fair value, and transaction costs are expensed in the
income statement. Financial assets are derecognized when the rights to receive csh
flows from the financial assets have expired or where the Company has transferred
substantially all risks and rewards of ownership.

Available-for-sale financial assets are subsequently carried at fair value. Gains and
losses arising from changes in the fair value of available-foi-sale financial assets are
recognized directly in equity, until the financial asset is derccognizcd or impaired at
which time the cumulative gain or loss previously recognized in equity is recognized in
the income statement.

(c) Deferred income

Deferred income represents trust fees received in advance which are taken to income o\er
the period to which they relate.

(d) Foreign currency translation

(i) Functional and presentation currency'

Items included in the balance sheet are measured using the cunlrncl o thlie primary
economic environment in which tlie Company operates ("thlie functional currency").
The balance sheet is presented in United Stall:, dollars, which is the Company's
functional and presentation currency.

(ii) 7Transactios (Old halatces

Monetary assets and liabilities in currencies other, than It., United Stan dollar are
translated at the rates of exchange prevailing at the year-end. Inconi ,nd expense
items in currencies other than (lthe United Stales Jullar are translated at the rates of
exchange existing at the dates of the transactions. All exchange dilTeirences are
included in the income statement except for Itranslation differences on ion-nionetlar
items, such as equities classified as available-for-sale investments. which are included
in (lie fair value reserve in equity.

(e) Property and equipment

Property and equipment are suited at historical cost less accumuilnlaed depreciation.
Depreciation is calculated o0; a stiaight-line basis over the assets' .-stimated useful lives as
follows:


I .easehold inmproveneiilts
ii rniture and equipment
Other fixed assets
Computer software and equipmiicnt


10 years
5 years
5 years
5 years


Experta Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited
(Incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahaimas)

Balance Sheet
As of 31 December 2007
(Amounts expressed in United States dollars)


Fair
.Cost Value
S S


Ioullngs Descriptlon

Bonds sith nmaluirilt less than 5 tea
li,)I)M (IGncruifl Icoiit (Ciapiiltl ooIp 4 250
1110.110') To\nia Molti ( itld 4 iS)4 .

Money Iltarketi Fnisi
5 D Ia '.lonc \ N.I-kt SItcAV

Hand Fuinds
50.0.I(N I t' .iSI D011.001(111", lp 144 IH:lsket 21K15-2111)
114 W39 )cxia l,ond SIC'AV Ernm (;o\ernlnlt
1 1'(10 t lcM:ti onmds SICAV lISt) (- l.tiquic IDISITR
21)n.HI (IllSs IS! STandard DoCu onl1 I'R
15 0, in.S US') SS'und'ard ItCliu n GP1 I'

I q uit. I'fundt
2.71011 1(1 I)cia qintlics SICA\ A'ia I'inumcr
l0 ill I)DcMa ltquiies SICAV Stil/ciland
4F S4l 1iexa I:tlquilivq I. SI'AV IFon' c
1, 35I 111 Nordca I Si( AV Nilor' AIlici ca'n \ine I lind
S'A I5 |i.l .s,;ai;.hl'lc SIC(.\V Notlh Anmetica (- ap
45"' )rc\ai I q| ic'S SI('AV\' Iliotcc'hliil u

Mi\ril I unsll
I7 Lcxiia '. llllolmmi :SnI('A C IlalaInced
:s 8 '9 Schii. t. A .Icill, i 11 i e Inlstilc1111 i tins SICAV

Allernatise hinslitruImlnis uind ('ominolinies
2S ('l Opus *\q ,ltciali\c InCu'slnn11"l I'umtll'
INil 11ill esa V World Ailci.eamlc SItAV Alphamnaxt (5I)


Fair
Cost Value
S S


97.9)8 99,915 97.988 98,052
Iloo.5i8 101.725 100.538 100.164


28,652 32.043 396.836 413.260


73.57(1

21)0.000
1 511.0((1


59.346
411.858
44.473
47.571
58.617
59'.35


63,420)
116,651

2011.320
150.210

50,070
59,1041
50.798
55.404
56.317
54.627


59'476 58.615



31.512 39.251
231771 _269.I013


50.000
48.399
283.042





29.760
3o.1184
47.571






31,512



105278


IJU1 I A 1,46441 1221L


59,1701
102,775
278.218





55.743
41.482
59.144






35.343



126596


4. 'Trust IFec Receivable


'I rust Ices recivable ale recorded net of a provision l r dnubtl'ul debts of $63,869
$42.010). Ihe riiovemnents in tlie provision account are as follows:


Balance, Ibeginning of year
I'ro\ vision loi' losses charged to inlm'oIIC
WI ite ol'l's


Ialance, end ol vcyar


2007
S
42,010
65.795
(43,936)

63.869


(2006:



2006
$
46,076
26,026
(30.092)


5. Property and Equipient


Furniture
I .e n ,i.hli mand
I niprmcmo enlls Equipmentnl
s s


11:a11mc mas n.At;.1:1".11:11,.N 2006

Adhillmlts

nlance n oi .1 nDr(cember 21106

Accumlaulltdcd nee'illon

11ialllascc iis I latniulrs\ 2006i


( Ihargm e or Il' Cna


linlnice nm oltl 3Deceimber z200(


NeFt Iook Nnlic as nof:
31 December 2(11116


immiunc a's rl I Jnnii i 2110il,



Iahlance aor 31t Ii rormcr z211117

Acmiitii ltl lc I iercciailiini






Nl Iiuolk atlled qr ilo:

31 Dteml,,,i 211z17


Computer
Software
S


28.522 48.442 235.842 383.493


37.148

I07,8.15


23.1S'


18.008 78.341


s51, o9 48.442 253.850 461.836


15.,8S1 1.377


'.389'
30.O5T5


77.2411


11)7 R15



1117.315


111.776

41,371


87.355 143.7')


(.741 '9.696 53.53? 79'.310

22.547 .. zo9T __ 1o4, _2 223.107


29.162


51.7109

13 1171


61,.781 48.442


I.' 1 17

11.1m11


253.850 461.8.30



2s>.,s5l_ _471.907


'.1.071 I 1). '(2 223.107


5.116 85.611


3a.i 38,,'7 194,928 308,7117


(6(,4(4 ZN.12') *,685 58.922 1,3.2191


6. Accrued Exlp'nses and Other Linliilities

Included in accrued expenses and other liabilities is ain amount of $32.(),09 (20) : $3(0,8010) that
lihe ('Copan lhas Icleaiincl [ro(ll ; hcnlbe cia \ Il o1 ItiMsl \\hichi \\;s Itermihiatied in (2000. lhis
ailouilt \;ias retained bv the Comnpan) Ito> ceme possible gio\1rn.icnletal and termniialint costs


Notes



9
3&9


2007
$


1.074.220
1.464.483


(Gains and losses on disposals are determined by comparing the proceeds with the
carryingg amount and are recognized in the income statement. Repairs and maintenance
costs are expensed as incurred.

(1) lImpairment of financial assets

The (Company assesses at each balance sheet date whether there is objective evidence that a
financial asset or group of financial assets is impaired. In the case of equity investments
classified as available-for-sale, a significant or prolonged decline in the fair value of the
security below its cost is considered in determining whether the assets are impaired. If any
such evidence exists for available-for-sale financial: assets, the cumulative loss measured
us the difference between the acquisition cost and the current fair value, less any
impairment loss on that financial asset previously recognized in profit or loss is removed
from equity and recognized in the income statement. Impairment losses recognized in the
income statement on equity instruments are not reversed through the income statement. If,
in a subsequent period. the fair value of a debt instrument classified as available-for-sale
increases and the increase can be objectively related to an event occurring after the
impairment loss was recognized in profit or loss, the impairment loss is reversed through
the income statement.

(g) Income and expense recognition

Trustee lee income and expenses are generally recognized on an accrual basis when the
service has been provided.

(hi) i'iduciary actis ities

Assets and income arising thereon together with related undertakings to return such assets
to customers are excluded from this where the Company acts in a fiduciary capacity such as
a nominee. trustee or agent.

(i) Provision for doubtful debts

A credit risk provision lio impairment of trustee lfees receivable is established if there is
objective evidence that the Company will not he able to collect all amounts due. The
change in the provision for doubtIll debts net of recoveries of amounts written-off in prior
years is recognized in the income statement.

(j) Intangible assets

The Company acquired a book of business during the year ended 31 December 2003. The
amounts paid and recognized are in the fractional proportions and time frame as specified
in the two year agreement. which commenced on I August 2003. These amounts are based
on the actual turnover realized as of the specific dates noted within the agreement. Since
the cost of the book of business purchased met all of the requirements for capitalization, the
asset was capitalized and is being amortized using the straight-line method over five years.
During the year. there were no additional acquisitions. In 2005, the Company paid an
additional $24,873 for a book of business.


3. A ailabhle-for-Sale investments


12.950(
290.690
LL(658
420,298


1,000,0001
300,000
338,482
_!48,937
13787.419


Equity
Share capital
Contributed surplus
Retained earnings
Revaluation reserve


- - - - -


__


711.4.".'


19. _ 1..'t,58 2.' P ,729







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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008, PAGE17B


7. Share Capital and Contributed Surplus


21107


20106


Authorized, issued and fully.paid
1,000 shares of$ 1,000 each 1,00,000 I l00),0)(0

On 25 November 2004, the Board of Directors resolved that ihe Company accept the sum of
$300,000 received from the shareholders as contributed surplus.

8. Revaluation Reserve

Included in revaluation reserve are unrealized gains and losses arising from changes in aIir value of
available-lbr-sale investments.

9. Related Party Balances


Balances with the Parent Compa lY


Due to Parent Company


7.754


Balances with Other Related Parties

In addition to the related party amounts disclosed elsewhere, these balance
following amounts arising from transactions with other alliliated parties:

2007
$
Balances


Cash at banks
Available-for-sale investments
Receivable from affiliated company


2.103
753.238
41,159


2006
$

12.950


sheet include the


2006
$

101,571
1.018,074
27,088


All of the Company's investments in securities are held by the ultimate parent company as
custodian.

10. Pension Obligations

The Company does not operate a pension scheme, however it pays an additional 10% of salary
towards a pension plan of the employees' choice. All permanent stafflare eligible.

11. Taxation

At present. no income or capital gains taxes are levied in thie Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and accordingly, no provision for such taxes has been recorded.

12. Maturity Analysis

The maturity analysis of significant financial assets and liabilities as of 31 December 2007 is as


follows:


Assets
Cash at banks
Available- for-sale
investments
Trust fees receivable
net of provision
Receivables from
affiliated company
Prepaid expenses
Intangible assets
Other assets
P&E


Liabilities
Due to Parent Company
Accrued expenses and
other liabilities
Deferred income


<3 months


2007


2006


>3months

>1y ear< 5 years


2007 2006 2007


1,074.220 277,297
1,199,423 1,260.377
392.882 230.526


41.159
11.239
20,270
20,210
163.200


2065,060 109.570


27,088
1,952
40.250
21,928
238,729


2,922,603 2,098,147

7,754 12,950
536,633 290,690
80,000 116,658


- 265.060


109.570


624,387 420,298

- 13. Capital Nlanagement

The Company's objectives when managing capital, which is a broader concept than 'equity' oni
the face of the balance sheet, are:

To comply with the capital requirements set by the Central Bank of The Ilahamas (the Central
Bank);
To safeguard the Company's ability to continue as a going concern so that it can continue to
provide returns for its shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders: and
To maintain a strong capital base to support the development of its business.

The Central Bank requires each entity with a public trust licence to have regulate. y capital of at
least $1,000,000.

14. Financial Risk Management

The Company engages in transactions that may expose it to fiduciary risk, interest rate risk, credit
risk, market risk, liquidity risk and currency risk in the normal course of business. The Company's
financial performance is affected by its capacity to understand and effectively manage these risks.
The Company's challenge is not only to measure and monitor these risks, but also to manage them
as profit opportunities.

Fiduciary risk
The Company is susceptible to fiduciary risk, which is thie risk that tile Company may fail in
carrying out certain mandates in accordance with the wishes of its clients. To reduce this risk, the
Company takes a conservative approach in its undertakings for clients. I ligh risk instruments are
not considered attractive investment vehicles and are not invested in unless the Company is
specifically advised to do so by its clients and covered by an indemnity agreement.

Interest rate risk

Interest rate risk is the risk that the fair value or cash flows of a financial instrument may fluctuate
significantly as a result of changes in market interest rates. The Company's exposure to lair
value interest rate risk is concentrated in available-l'or-sale securities, which are at l.xed interest
rates.
Credit risk
Credit risk arises from the failure of the counterpart to perform according to the termnr. of tilhe
contract. Most of the Company's credit exposure consists of cash balances with banks and
investments in debt instruments. Credit risk is managed by restricting counterparties to approved,
well-established, high credit quality financial institutions and corporate issuers.

Market risk
The investments are susceptible to market price risk arising from thile uncertainties about future
prices of the instruments. At 31 December 2007, the overall exposures are reflected in the balance
sheet.

Liquidity risk
The objective of liquidity management is to ensure tihe availability of sul'fiicnt 'funds to honour all
of the Company's financial commitments. Liquidity management is the responsibility of the Parent
Company which ensures the Company inmaintains a level of liquid assets that could be sold
immediately to meet cash requirements for normal operating purposes.

Currency risk

Currency risk emanates from the possibility that thie Coninany's net assets and profitability will
fluctuate due to changes in foreign exchange rates. The Company minimises this risk by
conducting its operations and investment activities principally in United Slates dollars, which is the
Company's functional currency.

15. Commitments

The Company leases its ollice prelmises under a ,oni-cancellable operating lease. The Company
entered into a new lease effective I July 2006 for a period of three years. Payments made under
the lease are charged to the income statement over the period of the lease. Future minimum rental
payments under the lease as of 31 December 2007 are as follows:


Within I year
Later than I year and not later :'ian 5 years


91.858
45,929


16. Fair Valuc of Financial Instrumeints

Financial instruments utilized by the Company are limited to those iypes of financial assets and
liabilities shown, in the balance sheet. The carrying amounts of all financial instruments are
considered to approximate their latir value gi.en that they are primarily short-term in nature.
Accordingly, the estimated faiiir value is not significantly different from the carrying value for
each major category ol'lhe Company's recorded assets and liabilities.

17. Fiduciary Activities

Ihe C'ompany provides custody, trustee, corporate administration and advisory services to third
parties which involve the Company making allocation. purchase and sale decisions in relation to a
wide range of financial instruments. Those assets that are held in a fiduciary capacity are not
include. in these balance sheet. These services give rise to the risk that the Company will be
accused of mnal-administration or under-performance. As of the balance sheet date, the Company
had assets under administration of approximately $1.6 billion-(200(6 $1 billion).
INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REI'PORT

To the Shareholders of Experta Trust ('nCompany (Balinas) Limited

We have audited tihe accompanying balance sheet of 'Experta Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited (the
Company) and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes.

lnurgementl 's Re.ionsibilily fir the I' imnacial Statemeint's

Management is responsible for the preparation and Ihil presentation of this balance sheet in accordance
with International Financial Reporting Standards. 'his responsibility includes: designing, implementing
and maintaining internal control relevant to Mhe preparation and fair presentation of financial statements
that are free from material nmisstatement. whether due to fraud or error: selecting and applying appropriate
accounting policies; and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.

Auditors Re.vsnsibilit'y
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on this balance sheet based on our audit. We conducted our
audit in accordance wilh International Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that we comply
with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the
balance sheet is free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in
the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors' judgment, including the
assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error.
In making those risk assessments, thie auditors consider internal control relevant to the entity's preparation
and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in
the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's
internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness .of accounting policies used and the
reasonableness of accounting eslimales made by management, as well as evaluating the overall
presentation of the financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for
our audit opinion.

Opinion
in our opinion, the accompanying balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial
position of thle Company as of 31 December 2007, in accordance with International Financial Reporting
Standards.

Enmphasis ofMaltter
Without qualifying our opinion. we emphasise that the accompanying balance sheet does not comprise a
complete set of financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.
Information on results of operations, cash flows and changes in equity is necessary to obtain a complete
understanding of the financial position, performance and changes in financial position of the Company.




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Grassley said, "Congress has
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1st September 1928 26th March 2006

It takes a Mother's love to make a house a home. A place
to be remembered, no matter where we roam... It takes a
mother's patience to bring a child up right.

And her courage and- her cheerfulness to make
a dark day bright... It takes a mother's thoughtfulness to
mend the heart's deep "hurts", and her skill and her
endurance to mend little socks and shirt...

It takes a mother's kindness to forgive us when we err. To
sympathize in trouble and bow her head in prayer... It takes
a mother's wisdom to recognize our needs.

And to give us reassurance by her loving words and deeds...
It takes a mother's endless faith, her confidence and trust
To guide us through the pitfalls of selfishness and lust...

And that is why in all this world there could not be another
who could fulfill God's purpose as completely as a
MOTHER!

Lovingly remembered by her children: Sandra, Carmell,
Stephanie, Rudolph and Terrance, grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and other relatives.


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Two smiling eyes ot Pest
God poke oOUP IherPs top ove to us
lie only taoes the Best.
A precious one from us is gone
A smile we love is still
A place is vacant in our home the world can never fill.





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Capt. Polly Beplpam Gray (hie Grand Master)
1922-2008
The family of The Late Capt. Roily Bertram Gray (The Grand Master),
would like to express our sincere thanks and deep appreciation to
all those who shared our sorrow. Your visits, prayers, embraces,
cards, floral tributes, telephone calls, assuring words of comfort,
and all other sympathetic gestures did much to ease our burden.
Special thanks to, Bishop Samuel Green Superintendent of Zion
United Baptist Convention, Rev T. G. Monison, officers and members
of Zion Baptist Church East and Shirley Streets, Rev Berkie Rolle,
officers and members of Mount Oliveth Baptist Church Staniel, Cay
Exuma, Rev Franklyn McKenzie, Rev Henry Rolle, Rev Lawrance
Adderley, Rev Cedric Smith, Rev Valerie Bain Pinder, Deacon Dwitt
Duncanson, Right Hon Perry Christie, MP Official Leader of the
Opposition, Hon. Carl Bettlel (Minister of Education, Youth, Sports
and Culture), M.P. Byron Woodside (Minister of State for Youth,
Sports and Culture), Anthony Moss, M.Pfor Exuma, George Smith
Former MP for Exuma, Sir Durward Khowles, Danny Strachan
(Commodore of the'National Family Island Regatta), Capt. Anthony
Allans Port Department, the Mail Boat Association, Porter's Cay
Vendors Association, Bahamas Boat Owners & Sailing Association,
Long Island Association, All Andros Regatta Committee, All Exuma
Association, Long Island Association, All Andros Regatta Committee,
All Exuma Association, Commonwealth Sailing Association, National
Sailing Association and Kendal Butler (family friend, official
biographer and Tida Wave Crew member). A special thank you to
Fredericka Miller, Pamela Duncanson & Theresa Cooper.


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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008, PAGE 3


Kk Qn Loving cMemorj

of my Dear 2lusband


ANTHONY URBAN
"Bando"
BOSTWICK
January 31,1947 March 27, 2006


The days have come and gone
and it's been 2 yrs.
Your time here with us was fruitful we will
never forget your laugh, your smile,
your presence, your intelligence, your wisdom,
your charm, your caring and your
pleasant disposition, and the advice you
always gave especially to your
friends and family.

Sadly missed by your loving and faithful wife Marva, parents
Urban and Mable Bostwick, Brothers Edward Bostwick and
Rev. T.G. Morrison, Sister Brenda and Sonia, Son Anthony
"Bando" Bostwick Jr., Mother-in-law Coralee Longley, Brothers-
in-law Hartman, Eric, Comell, Trevor, Kevin and Sean Longley.
Sister-in-law Margaret Bostwick, Royann Morrison, Lillymae,
Sonya, Kathy, Vanessa, Venus and Kenris Longley.
A Host of other relatives and Friends


AWe miss and Cove you

,J lwat s and forever Sorrowv


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CORENE LUCILLE BARRY
Born: August 5, 1941 Died: March 27, 2006
"THE BEST"
God saw you geuing tired and a cure was not to be.
So He put Hi.\ ann around you and He whispered "Come to Me"
With tearful eyes we watched you.
We watched you fade away,
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard-working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He chose to take the best.
It's lonesome here without you,
we miss you more each day.
Life doesn't seem the same,
since you have gone away. When days are sad and lonely
and everything goes wrong,
we seem to hear you whisper,;
"Cheer Up and Carry On."
Each time we see your picture.
you seem to smile and say.
"Don't cry, I'm in God's hands.
we'll meet again someday."
Those left to cherish fond memories of her are: husband. Harrison L.
Barry; daughters, Carolyn Hepburn, Catherine Neely, Cora Ferguson.
Cynthia Walker and Ceila Barry; sons-in-law. Nicholas Hepburn. Mario
Neely Sr., Kent Ferguson and Donald Walker; grandsons, Corey Hepburn,
Mario Neely Jr., Kenton and Kennedy Ferguson: granddaughters, Nickara
and Precious Hepburn and K'Aja Barry, sisters and brothers and a host
of other relatives and friends.
We Miss You Dearly


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In Loving memory of

S JUSTIN ROSS SCOTT
16th March 1979 29th March 2003

I wilnot let this worlikeep
me down
I wifrise above it
Like the Phoenix rising above
the ashes.
iAndwhen I am done,
The worldwiffbe a better
_p face,
Because I ave made it that
way
written by Justin Ross Scott
27th January, 2001ool

Lovingly and deeply missed
by your mom Ann Bease,
* ,0 stepfather, Bob Bease, dad,
Michael Scott, brothers Jamie
and Conor, sister Sasha and all
those who still hold you close
to their hearts.

Goodbye My Golden Boy


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Telephone: 393-2822, York & Ernest Sts.
P.O. Box N-712, Nassau, Bahamas



Mr. Wayne Warren
Watson Esq., 43

of Soldier Road and formerly
of Colony Village will be held
s on Saturday, March 29th,
2008 at 2:30 p.mn. at Holy
Spirit Anglican Church, #18
". Howard Street Chippingham.
p ' Officiating will be The Rev'd
j Fr. Harry W. Ward Assisted
by Canon Warren Rolle,
Rev'd Fr. Addison Turnquest
and Rev'd Daniel Simmons. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

"Watson" was predeceased by his Sister: Denise Watson
and Precious memories remain with his Parents: Jafter
Solomon Watson and Juanita Uhland Watson; Siblings:
Linda Watson-Munroe, Roger and Lowell Watson;
Nephew: Errol Munroe; Nieces: D'Atra and Denise
Munroe; Brother-in-law: Drexel L. C. Munroe; Aunts
and Spouses: Mr. Orlando and Mrs. Barbara Turnquest
of Long Island, Mr. Elgin and Mrs. Terecita Major of
Long Island, Mr. Terrance and Mrs. Joycelyn Ferguson,
Violet Cartwright, Oleta and Marsha Carroll, Mr.
Raymond and Mrs. Vernita Carroll, Mr. William and
Mrs. Yvonne Watson, Mr. Harold and Mrs. Sherlene
Watson, 'Sir' Brendon and Dr. Mildred Hall-Watson
and Ms. Agatha Watson; Uncles and Spouses: Supt.
Drexel and Bernel Cartwright, Ezra Cartwright, The
Honorable Frank H. Watson and Warren Watson; Grand
Aunts and Uncles: Mr. Tom and Lorraine Watson, Mr.
Cyril Turnquest, Mrs. Azalea Carroll, Lilian Darville
and Lticy Watson and a host of other relatives and
friends including: The Chambers of C. Yvette
McCartney-Pedroche and others too numerous to
mention.

Viewing will be held at the Chapel of Butlers' Funeral
Homes and Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on
Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday from
9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. until
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A Memorial Service on the occasion of the
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"Gone to Soon"

Deron 3Sary" (Bethief
Date: Thursday 27th March, 2008
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Baseball Park in Pinewood Gardens

Light refreshments will be available

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ELVERA ELLEN
LUNDY-SWEETING, 85

of Deep Creek South Andros will be held
Saturday, 2:00p.m. March 29 ,2008 at St.
John's Native Baptist Church, Meeting
Street. Officiating Rev. Dr. Hervis L. Bain,
Rev. Reuben Duncombe assisted by other
ministers. Interment will be made in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left with cherished memory are her
husband of 64 years Cubel, children,
William and Mary Sweeting of Manhattan,
New York, Henry and Agnes Bain of Nassau,
Gretel Sweeting of Andros, Edley and Jane Sweeting, of Freeport, Sylvia
and John Baird of Wisconsin, Grace Sweeting of Andros, Arlington and
Agnes Sweeting; four sisters, Maseleana Rolle, Florence Rahming, Rosnel
Rodgers and Sybil Rahming; one brother, Daniel McKenzie; grand-children,
Elizabeth J Machelle, Alecia and Joseph Rahming, Halton, Sonia, Henry
Jr. and Natasha Bain, Annatol and Steven Miller, Anthony, Barbara, Malinda,
Claudine, Monique and Edley Sweeting Jr. Dawn, Russ, Johnie, Chandler
and Reid Sweeting, Kerione, Shanderia, Serantha, Selena, Marvin Arlington
Jr. Alvantae, Ryan, Leean and Junior Sweeting; great-grand-children,
Amanda, Tera, Trevor, Turner, Gavin, Keyonna Katelynn, Olisha, Shanalique,
Leroy, Joelecia, Joenae, Joelanda, Kyle, Annalee, Kunal, Lavaria, Latara,
Tyre, Tar, Valentino, Kaira, Omar, Rashad, Beyunca Sweeting, Jayden,
Chanteilia, Ciara, Serena, Aliyah and Jahovanni; five brothers-in-law, Carl
and Arnold Rahming, Nemiah Stirrup, Howard Sweeting and James Rodgers;
four sisters-in-law, Ettamae McKenzie, Maria and Arlene Sweeting and Lisa
Miller; nephews and nieces, Robert and Mildred Johnson, Neville and
Yvonne Adderley, Pethrel and Presley Virgil, Coralee and Bruce Munroe,
Jennifer and Kevin Smith, Mark and Zelda Hanna, Sonia and Kendal Miller,
Sean and Vyomie Greene, Franklyn and Wilma Wilson, George, Issac,
Ronette, Mary, Karen and Debora Watkins, Carl and Candice Rahming,
Daniel and Delores Duncombe, Melvern Smith, Kenneth Stirrup, Jennifer
Rahming, Oris Sweeting, Betty Knowles, Sheryl Rolle, Peggy, Suzette,
Sherry and Daniel McKenzie Jr. Hazel Smith Ostel Duncombe, Kennit and
Dorette Sweeting, Carlton Sweeting, Edwin Taylor, Deconess Amanda and
Amara Colebrooke, Deconess Delphine, Maude and Pastor Reuben
Duncombe, Malvese, Kendall and Tasha and Niece Rahming, Cathleen,
Catherene, Wayne, Andrew, Frederick, Rodgers, Clem, Luther, Sydrik,
Jacklyn, Joycelyn, Janet Ambros and Uthalee Miller, Prenetta, Jane, George,
Saida, Richard and Ellis Ferguson, Cynthia Demaly and Helen Ferguson,
Miriam Wallace and Roston Newbold, Sam and Leslie Brown, Anniemae
Campbell, Tasha, Menchea Clarke-Burrows; god-children, Clayton and
Evelyn Duncombe, Andrea Moss and Maxwell Johnson, and a host of grand-
neices and nephews and other relatives and friends including, Mr. and Mrs.
Theadore Neeley, Nathaniel Adams and family, Nurse Val and Alvin Rahming,
Jane Forbes and family, Huel Sands and family, Shirley Andrews, Theophilius
Rolle and family, Lester Bassett and family, Menchea Miller and family,
Arianna Rahming and family, Pastor and Mrs. Jeremiah Duncombe, Ben
and Shirley Devaughn, the Whymns, Lundy, Sweeting, Miller, McKenzie,
Rodgers and McPhee families, Armour Car family, the dedicated nurses of
Private Surgical, Princess Margaret Hospital, St. Paul's Native Baptist
Church, and the entire community of Deep Creek, South Andros. and Deep
Creek Doctors Dr. Isaac, Dr. Cooper, Ethelyn Smith, Phillip and Angela


Knowles, Anna, Esterlyn, Vincent Holbert, Elizabeth Knowles, AI Knowles,
Marilyn Wilson, Sam and Sandra Smith

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home,
Robinson Road and First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and
on Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 12:00noon and at the Church from 12:30
p.m. to service time.


ALPHONSO TISON
LAURISTON, 68

of Bellott Road of McKinney Drive and
formally of Port Of Prince Haiti will be
held on Sunday March 30th 2008, 12.00
noon at Francophone Seventh Day
Adventist Church, Balfour Avenue and
Amos Ferguson Street. Officiating will be
Pastor Fritzgerald Francois, Pastor Edward
St Fleur, Elder C Melvin Lewis and Elders
Dieusauveuv Datus and Willy Dorcil.
Interment will be made in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road


Cherished memory will forever live in the hearts of his mother, Frances
Lauriston; 7 sons, Michael Willy, Frank Fleurisa, Fernand Fleurisa, Alfonzso
Frantz, Pascal Clint Lauriston, Quinton Lauriston and Mackinson Jenny;
3 daughters, Charmine Lauriston Searcy, Mackinta Orne and Lucy Jenny;
grandchildren, Mackell Johnson, Althera Willy, Lina and Logan Lauriston,
Regen Searcy, Michelle and Traquel Willy, Jayden and Jeremiah Jenny,
Isiah and Kahlil Orne, Fleuryne, Harryston, Christelle Tarshee and Nahim
Fleurisa, Andy, Malik, Ewuing and Omari Pascal, Alfonzso, Ramon, Shakera,
Otaranique and Lakeishna Smith; I great grand child, Valaje Theophilus;
2 sisters, Mary Reckley and Euphemia Poitier; 1 aunt, Ulna Lamour; 2 sons-
in-law, Eric Searcy and James Orne; 4 daughters- in-law, Shaanica Reckley,
Eliana Shelly, Obertha Jenny and Linda Pascal; 3 nephews, Drumeco
Lauriston Archer, Jeron Reckley and Marcus Laing; 7 nieces, Kenji Laing,
Maria Reckley, Jonique Reckley, Kimanthi Poitier, Chakita Lauriston Archer,
Shaanica Reckley and Eliana Shelly; 1 grand nephew, Khamran Laing; 3
grand nieces, Kashassidi and Khalyn Laing, Catia Lauriston Archer, and a
host of other relatives including, Ann Jeannine Jones, Roselene Jenny,
Gloria, Genise, Vedrine, Dr. Bertram Sears, Christine Smith and family,
Melon Culmer and family, Ann and Edwin Julie Smith and family, Mary
Thompson, Mary Laurenceau and family, Kendall and Donna Campbell
and family, the Staff of First Bank Trust, The Francaphone Church family,
Shenique Laing and family, Reginald Poitier and family, Charmine Smith,
Janet Brown and family, Arnette Joseph, Kelcine Evans, Mrs George Silver
and family, Willy Fernand, Dieusauveur Datus and family, Leon and Cerilia
Exazuls and family, Karen Johnson and family, Ann and Edwin Lighbourne,
Appolon, Freda, Cecile, Claudette and Ezilie Nortellus, Marie Noel, Calixte,
Sandra Pratt and family, Dorothy Smith and family, Carlton Smith, Phebee,
Colbey Macklyn, Joseph and Sarah Roberts and family, Maurene Gibson
and family, Gaitor Maude Darbouze and others too numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home,
Robinson Road and First Street on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m.
and at the Church on Saturday from 10:30a.m. to service time.


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Yager Funeral Home & (rematorium
Queen's Highway
P.O. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724 Fax: 351-3301

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MARY ELIZABETH
JOHNSON-YOUNG, 88

a resident of #11 Woodcock Loop.
Freeport and formerly of Gregory Town,
Eleuthera will be held on Friday, 28th,
March, 2008 at 11am at St. Paul's
Methodist Church, East Sunrise" -
Highway and Beachway Drive.
Officiating will be Rev. Kenneth Lewis.,
and Dr. J. Emmett Weir.

Funeral service will also be held at the _
Wesley Methodist Church in Gregory
Town, Eleuthera on Saturday 29th, March 2008 at 3:00pm. Officiating
will be Rev. Godfrey Bethel, Pastor Charles G. Moss and Lay Minister
Michael Johnson. Interment will follow in the Gregory Town Public
Cemetery.

Fond memories will live on in the hearts of her family three sons, Joseph
Stanley Young, Anthony Nairn, Pastor Charles Gary Moss; three daughters,
Sylvia Bodye, J. Maria D. Thompson, Monica Kemp: sons-in-law, Sr.
Pastor Hartley Thompson, J.P., and Roscoe Kemp Sr.: daughter-in-law,
Pearline Young and Sandra Nairn; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Johnson
and Edith Johnson of Gould's, Florida; eighteen grandchildren, Charles
and Mark Stubbs, Evangelist Kevin and Bridgette Knowles, Dwayne
Ashley and Linda Young, Fredrica Lightbourne Young, Tiana Young,
Randy and Carolyn, Bradley and Melanie, Hartley Eugene II and Jackie
A., Philip and Jackie M. Thompson, and Anna Maria and Sterling Moss,
Dr. Barry Moss, PhD., Challon and Terran Romer, Nikeia and Harazette
Watson, Stacy and Anthonique Nairn, Jeremy Moss, Tamara Adderley,
Roscoe Jr. and Dominique Kemp; greatt grandchildren, Racquel Smith,
Jermaine and Jessica Watkins, Kevin Jr. and Kara Knowles, Lynasha and
Dwayne Ashley Young Jr., Mark Jr., Taz, Demargo, Symone Stubbs,
Thaman, Timothy and Trevon Young, Jared and Alicia, H. Eugene III,
Chaunte, Kirsten, Marisa, Yeled, Andrew, Keytov, Janae, Matthew, Janelle
Thomps', and Karissa and Katreil Moss, Donovan Cox Jr., Tavashna
and Terrique Romer; great great grandchildren, Jade'Knowles, Zarria
Watson; Mary, affectionately known as Aunt Mary and Aunt Sister (Titter),
is the last of Henry and Annie Bell's children; her siblings family are
Julia Bethel-Jennie, Ruthmae, Whitfield and George; Adline-Barbara,
David, Plenty and Jalna; Bubba, Ellen, Joyce-Joyce, Shirley, Persis, Sister
Annie, Camille; Edward-Clement, Heuell, Joyann, Rosa; Fred-Florence,
Patricia, Jolton, Michael and Pandora; Harry-Macushula, Jimmy, Naomi
and Catherine; Ethel, Leonard, McDonald, Mikki and Calvin Thompson,
Ethel, Sandra and Marie; other relatives and special friends include
cousins, Louise Bostfield, Sybil Seymour, Lucille Cleare, Subleaka
Thompson and Eddie Brown of Fl.; special thanks to The Rand Memorial
Hospital Doctors, Nurses and staff, Sr. Nurse, Mrs Pearline Young, Dr.
Winston Forbes, Dr. Edwards, Dr. Leviticus Rolle, Dr. Wiona Pratt, Dr.
Pandy and Dr. Williams, Mrs Irene Burrows; Retirement Home, Ruby
Whyms, Cyril Harvey, Mrs Sarah Sweeting, Amanda Moore, former staff
of Pantry "ride, St. Paul's Methodist Church family, Freeport Gospel
Chapel family, and the Lyford Cay Club staff, Mrs Anette Pohlemus,


Fletcher Ferguson, Princess Cooper, Eula Larrimore, Rosemarie Roker
and Reuben Stuart, the settlement of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Rowena
Sands, Harcourt and Sylvia Cambridge, Mary Cambridge, Eulene and
Dennis Johnson, Florence Bell, Buck and Florence Bell.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral Home &
Crematorium on Thursday from 12noon until 6pm and at the church on
Friday from 9:30am until service time and at the church in Eleuthera
from 12noon on Saturday until service time.


GENE BAKER, 56

a resident of #95B Tamarind Street,
Freeport will be held on Saturday, 29th
March. 2008 at the Church of God of
Prophecy, Hawksbill at 11am. Officiating
will be Pastor Keith Palmer and interment
will follow in the Grand Bahama Memorial
Park,- Frobisher Drive.


Fond memories will linger in the hearts '
of her mother, Eva Baker; one daughter, *
Metoya Baker; six brothers, Carl, Hugh,
Alan and Sherlyn Coverley Anthony and
Leroy Swann; six sisters. Carmen Coverley,
Linda Smith, Carol Murphy, Leslie Statham, Cherisse King and Tiny
Swann; two brothers-in-law, Willie Statham and Raymond Murphy; two
sisters-in-law, Cre and Dania Coverley; one aunt, Nellie Baker; numerous
nephews including, Oswaldo, Edmund, Alton, Alphaeus, Jermaine,
N'Kaomo, Darren, Harry, Delroy, Delano and Arintheous; numerous
nieces including, Denise, Aaliyah, Arthine, Anisa, Carla, Tanya, Audra,
Kiesha, Stacey, Jennifer, Rashida, Jahmilla, Jaquanda, Samadia, Sanajah,
Clintina, Dydel, Shara and Arinthea; numerous cousins including, Patricia
Simms, Llewlyn, Symone, Claude, Edith, Kate, Mary, Celie, Andrea,
Michele, Sandy, Lynne, Larry, Clyde, Joyann, Desmond, Stacy, Dennis,
Trevor, Ellen, Hope Sylvia, Irene, Della, Marva, Hartley, Fred, Carly,
Grace Ann, Rich, Louis, Julius, Elodie, Yvonne, Nim, Norma and Charles;
numerous grand nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and
friends including, Ramon Hildago and all of her Dominican friends, Mrs
Lowe, Madar Lightbourne, Hugh and Valeria Solomon and family,
Gertrude Frith, Alma Tucker, Myrtis Hamilton, Ethlyn Rolle, Latoya
Cooper, Regina Hamilton, Carla, Judy Frith, Shirley Swann, Mrs Dottie
Bodie, Avenil Rickets, Darren, management and staff of Grand Sun
Investment especially, Shelton, Hailey, Lisa, Ceva and Romeo,
management and staff of the Minicentre especially Deidre Lightbourne,
Nelly Seymour, Christina Basden and family, Edith Johnson, Symona
and Kates, Claude, Ruth Coleby, Betty Green, Diana Swann, Mrs Nabb
and Mr Knowles of the old L.M.R., Ivan and Paulette of Playtime Sports,
Krosstown staff, Mel, Annette and Shereka of Sugarlips, Roslyn, Arlene
Georgie and Jarea of Restoration Beauty Salon and many others too
numerous to mention.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Yager Funeral Home &
Crematorium on Queens Highway on Friday from 12noon until 6pm and
at the church on Saturday from 9:30am until service time.





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SEAN ALONZO
MOSS, 36

of Tarpum Bay Eleuthera, will be held
on Saturday at The Methodist Church
in Tarpum Bay Eleuthera. Rev. Father
Berkley Smith assisted by Minister lan
Carey will officiate and interment will
follow in the Public Cemetery Tarpum
Bay Eleuthera.


J. Fond memory will linqer in the hearts
of his wife, Sophia Kemp-Moss: 2
darling children, Shawnique and
Shawn Jr.; parents: Patrick Moss and
Clarie Gardiner-Stubbs; step-mother, Willamae Moss: 3 brothers, Kermit,
Christopher and Damian Moss; 4 sisters, Kendice Burrows, Alecia Wells
Demetria and Dashawn Moss; grand-mother, Prescola Stuart: grand-
fathe'/adopted father. Wilmore Stuart; 7 aunts, Anna Morley. Florence
Mingb, Mona Leary, Karen Gardiner, Mary Moss, Marina Taylor and
Lillian Hunt; 4 uncles, John and Brad Gardiner, Wilmore Stuart II and
afford Leary; 3 grand-aunts, Addie Culmer, Louise Thompson and
E elyn Stuart; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; mother-in-law,
Pe ona Kemp; 6 sisters-in-law, Angela and Patrice Moss. Wanda and
Eliz beth Kemp, Donna Turnquest and Perrilyn Butler: 7 brothers-in-
law, Roosevelt Burrows, Lenox Wells, Kirk, Randy, Sandy, Andy and
Robert Kemp; special friends, Paul Noel, Leslie and Myles Turnquest.
Antonio Eyma, Darren Pennerman and Orian Cash, other relatives and
friends too numerous to mention and the entire community of Tarpum Bay
Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME INDEPENDENCE
DRIVE on Thursday from 5:00-8:30 p.m. on Friday from 10:30-1:00 p.m.
and at the church in Tarpum Bay on Friday from 6:30 p.m. to service time
on Saturday


LEO LEONARD
COOPER, 59
affectionately called "Royal T"

of Treasure Cay Abaco will be held at
Full Gospel Assembly Treasure Cay
Abaco. Pastor Stafford Symonette
assisted by Bishop Archilaus Cooper
& Rev. Cecil Forbes will officiate and
interment will follow in South Side
Public Cemetery Coopers Town Abaco.


M Precious memory are held by
daughters, Leona Russell and Leatrice
Cooper; sons, Todd, Quint, Jarrod, Faulsto Cooper; adopted son, Drexel
(Jackie) Bootle; grand-children, Isaiah Russell, Oconno and Quinisha
Cooper; sisters, Betty Johnson of Nassau, Mable Pinder of Freeport Grand


Babama, Geneive Dean of Freeport Grand Babama, Terry Cornish of
Cooper's Town Abaco, Eliza Symonette of Nassau and Emily Culmer of
Cooper's Town Abaco; brothers, Leroy Penchion of Seattle Washington,
Sydney and Vernon Cooper of Nassau, Samuel Jr., Anthony and Elliot
Cooper of Abaco; nieces, Natasha, Shantell, Antionette and Alicia Johnson,
Desiree Stuart, Tamika Jenning, Terrica and Driscal Laing, Monique
Johnson. Audralee Dean, Darnika Farrington, Nadia and Inderia Culmer;
nephews, Drexcl Pinder Jr., Aaron Jr. and Anthon Johnson, Ridney Dean,
Denero and Anthony Cooper Jr., Dexter Dean. Jeremy and Cordell Culmer,
T. Mark Farrington. Javano Culmer, Julin Dean, Remano Cornish, and
Dwayne Penchion; uncles, Simon and Gifford Bootle; daughter-in-laws,
Stacy, Shian and Ginger Cooper and Shakera Gaitor son-in-law, Terell
Russell; sisters-in-law, Vivian and Evelyn Cooper, Bernadean Penchion,
Geleta Elzra, Rosamae Mcintosh and Evamae Reckley; brothers-in-law,
Aaron Johnson, Drexel Pinder, Vincent Dean, Glen Culmer, Sidney 4nd
Donald Cornish, Dewitt. Symonette, Lavern and Leo Reckley, Emmanuel
Williams, Durward Mills, Jeffery Elzra and O'Donald McIntosh; eight
grand nephews, ten grand nieces, nephews-in-law, Patrick Rolle, Kenneth
Stuart, Javasse Mitchell and Allie Laing; uncles-in-law, Alexander Reckley,
Estin and Abraham Sawyer, Andrew Longley And Philip McKinney; aunts-
in-law, Nathilie Bodie, Mary and Lynn Reckley, Gertrude Dawkins, Flora
Lowe, Susiemae Longley, Cleota and Lana Sawyer;Cathleen Dorville,
Joanna and Oris McKinney of Freeport Grand Bahama; god-mother, Kelly
Symonette god-children, Val Nesbitt, Darren, Deavalo and Troy Russell,
Clyde, Chaino and Vanessa Cornish, Deon Brown, Cypria Rolle, Gordania
McIntosh and Bert Smith; god-sister, Shirlean Rolle; cousins, Honorable
Hubert A. Ingraham Prime Minister Of The Bahamas, Pastor Arehileus
and Estella cooper, Cleotha, Vernie, Sheila, Samuel and Eric Cooper,
Paula, Karen, Ettamae, Max, Barbara and Vergie Russell, Marty and Noel
Bootle, Alfred Murray, Codie, Ronald, Gordon, Kingsley, Joey, Kirk,
Beriel, Janice, Shae, Audrey ,Mike and Theresa Murray, Hillie, Tony,
Ruthmae, Melvern, Albert, Evette, Weline, Drexel Bootle, Harrison, Lenard,
June, Sandra, Orlean Sands, Denieve Mcintosh, Maggie, Fiord, Sammy
and Audrick Lowe, Ethmae Albury, Vivian Cornish and children and
Margaret Saunders; friends, Neil and Karen Britt, Denise and David Strubl,
Mark and Karen Grimes, Craig Roberts, Pastor Stafford and Lucy Symonette,
Paul Bernett, John Green, Pastor Terrance Strachan, Bertley Evans and
family, Philip Lowe, Marshall Russell, James Edgecombe, Fletcher Mcintosh,
Elmar and Florence Sawyer, Plural Wells, Vickie Cox, Joel and Berl Norris,
Sally Lightbourne, Nadina Lindell, Leroy Porlard, O'Donald McIntosh,
Ossie and Fred Parker, David, and Roger Philip, Cecil and Olive Forbes,
Clint and Wendy Laroda, John Saunders, Gregory Rolle, Arthur and Elva
Roberts, the McKinney family, Ronnie and Renay Bootle, Randy, Jamie,
June, the Reckley, Cornish, Williams, Mills, Carolyn Pedican, Marguerita
Cartwright, Sandra, Lonnie, and Michelle Cornish, Eddison and Louise
Russell, Euclid and Maljorie Baillou, the Adderley, Bullard, Bootie, Bodie,
Cooper, Cornish, Curry, Cox, Duncombe, Edgecombe, Fox, Huyler,
Lightbourne, Reckley, Laroda, Laings, Hudson, Lowe, McIntosh, McDonald,
Murray, Miller, McKinney, Poitier, Pritchard, Parker, Rolle, Russell,
Saunders, Sawyer, Sands, Symonette, Wright, Williams, Pedican, Norris,
Major and James families, the entire Electrical Company in Abaco, the
entire church family of Full Gospel, the entire family of Church Of God
and the entire communities of Treasure Cay, Blackwood and Coopers Town
Abaco.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at THE CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME INDEPENDENCE
DRIVE on Thursday from 5:00-7:30 p.m. and at the church in Treasure
Cay on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.


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CHARLES
WHYLLY, 68

of Green Castle Eleuthera will be
held on Satrurday 11:00 a.m. at St.
Gregory's Anglican Church
Carmichael Road. Rev. Father Atma
Budhu assisted by Deacon Marie
Roach will officiate and interment
will follow in the Southern Cemetery
Cow Pen and Spikenard Roads.


) Left to cherish his memory are one
son, Fabian (Fabe): two daughters,
Mary Lou Wallace and Maryann Woods of Miami Florida Three
brothers: Wilbert, Napolean and Herman Whylly: three sisters, Maybell
Butler, Miriam Whylly and Margaret Richards: seven step-children,
Julie Richards, Marsha, Teva, Edroy,Kerby. Andy and Julian Brown:
eight grand-children, Fabian Jr., Terrance and Alex Whylly, Vinquita
and Vincent Wallace Jr., Antrinal Smith. Kezia Clarke and Bernie
Stancene; numerous nieces and nephews, Eleanor Whylly, Louise
Brice, Blossie Smith, Araznese and Marrie Rolle, Marie and Janice
Archer, Mavis Williams, Barbara, Carolyn, Carletta, Portia, Mequel
and Maressa Richards, Stephanie Smith, Paulette, Clarice. Shelrine,
Sherene and Latisha Whylly, Brenda Miller Misty Miller-Symonette,
Cherry Stubbs, Winifred, Myrtis and Francis Butler, Phyllis Saunders,
Lynette McPhee, Pamela Reckley, Cherry, Aris, Shirley, Alma, Eloise,
Lynzel and Deborah Whylly, Lanria Wright, Melissa Thompson, Kara
Rahming, Larry Ann Demeritte, Dion Knowles, Krystal, Mavelene ,
Sharlene and Reginald Sands, Hillory, Lucanda and Delano Richards,
Clifford and Sidney Stubbs, Chuck, Wayde and Brian Swann, Tyrone,
Ryan and Javon Whylly, Ricky, Dwight, Ken, Marvin and Kwone
Miller, Garth, Valence, Philip, Errol, Lambert and Breon Whylly, Ickle,
Jerry and Audley Butler, Derek and Ian Bonaby; one daughter-in-
law, Idamae Whylly; two sons-in-law: Jermaine Woods and Vincent
Wallace; one brother-in-law: Hilbert Richards; two sisters-in-law,
Leona and Myrtle Whylly; special friend, Jennymae Richards;
goddaughter, Perry Hall; numerous relatives and friends, Bishop
Hubert Mackey and family, Pastor Raymond Mackey and family,
Apostle Leon Wallace and family, Blossom Brown and family, Argenald,
Patricia and Agnes Sands, Rena Roberts, Velma Butler, Annismae
Curtis, Ruth Glinton, Katrina, Sylvia, Paula and Richard Sands, Patsy
Morley, Mildred Cooper, Lionel, Utal, Lance and Leslie Sands Lilly
Burrows and family, Viola Rolle and family, Leona and Basil Sweeting
and family, Alidice and Delroy Richards and family, Thezel and
Gwendolyn Wright and family, Bertram Rolle and family Angie
Richards, Veona Minnis, Oral Curtis and family, Johnny Butler,
Nathalee, Mark, Carnetta Lee, Jestina Brown and family, Bernald
Richards and family, Monique and Javen Richards, Phil Smith, Roscoe
Thompson, Charles Brice, Austin Brown and family, Dwain, John and
Edroy Cartwright, Merline McPhee, Florence Williams, James Collie,
Howard Hepburn, Bubbles, Member of Parliament for South Eleuthem


Mr. Oswald Ingraham and family, the Miller, Morley and Sands
families, and the entire community of Green castle Eleuthera.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at the CHAPEL OF
MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME
INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 11:00-7:00 p.m. and at the
church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to service time.


MACCULEE
DESTINE
AUGUSTIN, 58

of Marsh Harbour, will be held on
Saturday 3:00 p.m. at International
Gospel Mission Marsh Harbour
Abaco. Pastor Robinson Weatherford
will officiate and interment will
follow in the Public Cemetery Marsh
Harbour Abaco.


Cherished memory are held by husband, Sharite Augustin; 1 child,
Sharilia Augustine Saintil: 1 grand-son: Withney McIntosh Saintil;
2 brothers, Michelet and Devilon Destine: 3 sisters, Merizia, Louizina
and Alisena Destine: 9 nephews, Dezira, Verlus, Clctanty, Wesly,
Ivenet, Modire, Daniel, Rony and Rosnel; 13 nieces, Rosemarie
Eltinord, Indizna and Jesumaine Destine, Juslyne, Marie-Jeanne,
Jeanine, Widelyne, Guerda and Emmanette Destine, Cleomie, Cedilia,
Leonne and Marie Judithe; 1 son-in-law, Serendieu Saintil; other
relatives and friends including, Rosemelie Toussaint and family,
Erlande Petit and Family, Marguerite Dalmond and family, Rosemarie
Decius and family, Saint-Vergno D'Haiti and family, Loimaux D'Haiti
and family, Simon D'Haiti and family, Celimaine Saintil and family,
Mme Japhet Louis and family, Dezilia Risgue and family, Montine
Saintil and family, Jesner Mercius and family, Charitable and Suzette
Saintil, Charitable Alexy, Melanie Joseph, Mine Joscelyn and family,
Lavanie Augustin and family, Jenia and Rozalia Augustin, Mme
Celecon Odeus and family, Norvilia Odeus and family, Indique Decius
and family, Richard Leonard and family, Dumercy and Dikene Decius
of Marsh Harbour Abaco, Mine Choiziras Noel of Nassau, Acedy and
family of Marsh Harbour Abaco, Elvina Louis and family of Haiti,
Vilnaire Destine and family of Marsh Harbour Abaco, Limage Louis,
Micheline and Anette Jacques, Justilien Augustin of Haiti, Destin
Destine and family, Masculeuse M.Destine and Destilien Destine all
of Marsh Harbour Abaco, Celecon Ideus and family of Haiti and the
entire community of Marsh Harbour Abaco.

Relatives and friends may view the remains at the church in Marsh
Harbour on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday,
Arrangements are being handled by THE CHAPEL OF MEMORIES
COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME INDEPENDENCE DRIVE.


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EUNICE ALRETA
SWEETING, 85,
affectionately called "Dumpy"
of Harbour Island will be held on Saturday
at 11:00 a.m. at Wesley Methodist Church.
Harbour Island. Rev. Marie Neilly. assisted
by Rev. Cy Russell and Mr. Wayde Higgs
will officiate and interment will follow
in St Catherine's Cemetery. Harbour Island.


Left to mourn are her children, Muriel
Kemnp. Janet Russell. Harold "Spooner"
S/" JGrant, Delarie Hutchinson and Shammie
J- Grant; grandchildren. Tremmie Morris.
Gracelyn Pinder, Lucy Rolle, Nadine Kemp,
Aretha Hanna, Ricardo Kemp, Desiree Kemp, Cy Russell, Denise Russell.
Meechie Culmer, Desmond Grant. Tilatha Grant. Dillan Grant, Jamaal Brown,
Janell Sands, Jade Lightbourne, Clarrington Bowleg. Lakeem Grant, Colton
Grant, Scott Grant, Demetric Cleare and Travis Major: adopted grandchildren,
Sedale, Asa, Patrick, Antonio, Maurice, Adonis, Darrell. Maurice, Gaynell
Higgs; great grandchildren, Shervette. Matthew, Shameka, Dana, Bradley,
Sterling Jr., Michaela, Khalfani, Reo, Neko, Keno, Angelo. Kendra, Desranique,
Desron, Delton, Kelicia, Kelshinique, Kendre', Journee, Jaquay, Christopher,
Dayshawn, Shanta, Sheka, Makia, Demaris and Deshawn: great, great
grandchildren, De'Shanell, Aalyiah, Zekhia, Jakai, Javarez, Jae'vauwn, Ky-
mani, Deshawn; two sons-in-law, Clarence Russell and Lawrence Hutchinson;
daughter-in-law, Jenamae Grant; one grand daughter-in-law, Nichola Russell;
three grand-sons-in-law, Michael Pinder, Matthew Morris Sr. and Kelvin
Hanna; two step sisters, Myrtle Sawyer and Ruby Percentie; adopted children,
Marie Johnson, Lorraine Barry, Joy Higgs, Ronnie. Tony. Edgel, Sheila
Saunders, Wayde Higgs, Ruth Bethel, Yvette Kemp, Cindy Mackey; one god
daughter, Sherry Saunders; two nieces, Antonette Thompson and Gwendolyn
Holmes; eight nephews, Glenroy Aranha, Craig Lewis, Teddy. Oswald Johnson,
John, Arthur, Paul and Simon Johnson; cousins, Bertram Sawyer, Jacquelyn
Percentie, Pastor Curtlin Johnson, Wilma Curlin, Emmerson and Vance Major,
Mercia, Elizabetlt, Paulette, Percivil, John, Mac, Shelto, Paul, Johnny, Harold,
Garnell, Vana Roach, Dedrie Barry, Aussie, Alvin, Brian, Jolton and Michael
Johnson, Dashiel Harvey and Roy Roberts, Ralph Sawyer, Eva Jean Freeman,
Neveil Major, Manerva Bethel, Darral Johnson, Kaylisa Curtis, Francis,
Monica, Betty, Sax, Theola and Daisy Thompson.
Other relatives and friends including their families, Desmond Gray, Ovardo
Gibson, Brice Barry, Debbie Saunders Delma Sawyer, Ronnette Roberts,
Joseph Cleare, Irene Davis, Alfred and Nora Albury, the Berkells, Emily
Saunders, Leonie Neely, Jessilee Mackey, William "Gippy" Cleare Nevil
Major, Eardley Johnson, lonie Kelly, Warren Grant, Sarah Barry, Blanch
Barry, Rowsena Brown, Carl Higgs, Wanita Major, Percivil "Summer Johnson,
Rica Thompson, Ronette Roberts, Ena Sawyer, Olga Higgs, Mildred Roberts,
Vhaul Thompson, Velma Hanna, Dorithia; the families of the late Lillian
Hudson and the late Jocelyn Higgs; Curlene Higgs, Eloise Knowles, Patrice
Barry, Lola Saunders, Francis Bullard, Luanne and Shelly Saunders, Gayle
Cleare, Beryl Davis, Edwin Hutchinson, Harriet Powell, Carroll Gilbert,
Deenie, Cecilia McGhee, Cedric Pennerman, Barbara Woods, Sheila Francis,
Winifred Bethel, Pascal Saunders, Eva Sawyer, Tony Roberts, Ronnie Roberts,
Eloise Johnson, Betty Davis, Eloise Roberts, Gaylene Rolle, Perry Christie
and The Progressive Liberal Party, Rev. Marie Neely and Wesley Methodist
Church, Church of God, Church of God of Prophecy, Post Office, The Taxi
Drivers of Harbour Island, Dr. Mennsa and The Health Centre, the communities
of Harbour Island and of Gregory Town, Eleuthera.
Relatives and friends may view the remains at The Chapel of Memories
Commonwealth Funeral Home, Independence Drive on Thursday from 4:00
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and at the church in Harbour Island on Friday from 4:00
p.m. to service time on Saturday.


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Leslie '40' Clarke, 46

of South Beach will be
held on Sunday at
1:00P.M. at Yahweh
House of Prayer seventh
E, aDay, Nassau Village.
Officiating will be Pastor
Demetrius Thompson
4 2 assisted Elder Drexel
A n CMiller. Interment in
Woodlawn Gardens.
He is survived by 7
daughters: Joyann,
STiffany, Pretrell,
Leslieann, Lesia, Lashantia and Ethel; 2 Sons:
Lavardo and Leslie Jr.; Granddaughter: Sharonique
Davis; 4 Brothers: Harold and James Fernander,
Earnest and Trevor Clarke; Aunts: Viola Rolle and
Hilary Farrington; Son-in-law: Bertram Bain;
Brother-in-law: Stephen Strachan; 3 Sisters-in-
law: Bernadette and Latoya Fernander and Yvette
Pratt; 23 nieces and nephews: Theresa, Marvin,
Mario, Ladeera, Dione, Mario, Dawn, Jermaine,
Anthony, Mia, Charm, DeAndre, Steven Jr.,
Stefanisha, Stacey, Stevisha, Trasman, Travette,
Yahkeem, Lashan, Latoya and Dianne; Host of
other relatives and friends including Rosemary
Newton, Samuel and Wellington Wright, Joanne
Carey, Pastor Demetrius Thompson and Family,
Pastor Daniel and Mother Patrice Thompson and
the Yahweh House of Prayer Family,Yvonne
Crawely and Family, The Gailee Academy Family,
Baron 'Candy' Browu, Ronnie Cash, Basco,
Patrick, Claudell Farrington and Family, Leeanna,
Indianna, Carol, Cecilia, Altermease Taylor,
kendra, Lisa and Kitssy Dorsette, Shannon
Farrington and Nika.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary,
Robinson Road and Fifth Street on Saturday from
11:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. and at the church on
Sunday from 12:00 Noon until service time.


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Mavis Curry, 54
of Rocker's Point, Exuma will be
held on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at
St. Gregory's Anglican Church,
Carmichael Road. Officiating will
be Rev. Father Atma Budhu
assisted by Deacon Marie Roach.
Interment in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.

She is survived by 6 Brothers:
Sidney (Bulla) Curry, Carlfred,
Alex, Marcus, Andrew and Dezon
a I CCurry; Sister: Rowena Ferguson;
3 Uncles: Clifton Rolle, Eric and
Frederick Curry;Aunts: Evelina
Lloyd, Merle Nellie and Icelyn Curry; Cousins: Aneisha Bethel,
Agatha Bethel, Tony Kikivarakis, Demeich Allen, Elberth Rolle
and Family, Lermon Rolle And family, Forester Rolle and
Family, Harrington Rolle, Miriam, Georgie, Clarence, Savaletha,
Shirley Papageorge, Thelma, Helen, Nathalie Flowers, Priscilla
Flowers, Odrion, Lovenia Rolle and Family, Judie Rolle, Carol
and Karen Rolle, Sonny and Joan Curry, Ulysses and Catherine
Curry, Noel and Rosita Curry, John and Sandra Curry, Moses
and Ivy Curry, Norma and Emit Farrington, Lincoln Rolle, The
entire communities of Farmers Hill, Roker's Point and Steventon
Exuma, Host of other relatives and friends too numerous to
mention.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary Robinson
Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 12:00 Noon until 6:00
P.M. and at the church on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until service
time


Mary "Catta" Deveaux, 81
of Stafford Creek, Andros will be held on Saturday at 10:00
A.M. at Wesley Methodist Church, Blue Hill Road and Chapel
Street. Officiating will be Mrs. Kenris Carey, President Bahamas
Conference of Methodist Church assisted by Rev. L. Carla R.
Culmer. Interment in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery,
East Shirley Street.


She is survived by her husband:
Pastor Vivian Deveaux; 5 Sons:
Dennis, Ivan, Inspector Kendal
(RBPF), Kevin and Ucal Deveaux;
4 Daughters: Cecily Colebrooke,
Lisa and Jaslyn Deveaux and
Monique Rahming; 3 Sisters: rev.
Doris Tinker, Mildred Wilcox and
Stephanie Rolle; 3 Brothers: Ezra,
Pedro and Samuel Baillou;
Brothers-in-law: Rev. Cedric
'. Rolle and Milton Gibson; Sisters-
in-law: Lerlean Baillou, Naomi
*- E. DIDeveaux, Rosalie Thompson and
Mildred Bauld; Grandsons: Roscoe, Korey, Kevin, Kenron,
Trevor, Kendal Jr., Danario, Adrian, Daivano, DeVaughn, Ucal
Jr. and Anthony; Granddaughters: Teora, Tara, Travette, Allison,
Tiffany, Daphne, Keva, Shenique, Keisha, Kennise, Dennisha,
Michelle and Keyshane; Son-in-law: Inspector David Rahming
(HMP); Daughters-in-law: Ella, Gladys, Pretisha, Carolyn and
Clarise Deveaux and Franchester Boadnex; Great Grandchildren:
Torano, Dwayne, Joseph, Jamie, Tavionne, Angelino Jr. and
Rashied; Nephews: Dannza, Blair, Craig, Shawn and Richard
Baillou; Nieces: Maxine, Andrea, Shanrose, Sharon, Nicole,
Darnell, Beverley, Pauline, Karen, Melrose, Janet, Beryl, Carla,
Evelyn, Alma and Rose; Cousins: Bernard Baillou, Everette
Baillou, Kingsley Baillou, Naomi Lockhart, Emma Patton,
Esther Ferguson, Viola Hopkins and Bertha Sears; Godchildren:
Mary Deveuax, Natalie Barton and Arlington Woodside; Host
of other relatives and friends including Mrs. Kenris Carey,
President of the Bahamas Methodist Conference, Hon. Earl
Deveaux. Levarity Deveaux, Hon. Vincent Peet, Hon. Desmond
Bannister, Rose and Max Roberts, Nurse Pandora Roberts, Alva
Hudson, Idell and Thelmhna Newton, Pastor Johnathan and Kirklyn
Rolle, Zelma Saunders, Sabrina Fowlers, Barbara Mckenzie,
Brenda Nixon, Joan Saunders, Roland, Johnny and Phiip Rolle,
Anthony Bodie, Douglas Ferguson, Wesley Methodist Church
Family (Stafford Creek), Hazel Johnsopn, Examination and
Assessment Division, Ministry of Education, BTC Call Centre,
Cable Bahamas, Doctors and Nurses of Female Medical II,
Princess Margaret Hospital and the Communities of Stafford
Creek and Mastic Point, Andros.

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson
Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 11:00 Noon until 6:00
P.M. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until service
time.


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DR. NEEKAL ETHREAL
CHANRESE CAMPBELL, 35
S,- of #12 Walrus Avenue, Stapledon Gardens will be
held on Saturday March 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at
Southland Church of God,'Soldier Road. Officiating
will be Bishop Dr. Teuton Stubbs assisted by other
ministers of the Gospel. Interment will follow in
Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts
of her parents, Charles and Madlyn Campbell; her
sisters. Kerry Campbell and Lynette Conliffe;
nephews, Jehovan Stubbs and, Brandon Conliffe;
grandmothers, Ethreal Stubbs, Ethmore Seymour
and Edith Campbell: aunts. Rosemary Wildgoose.
Keva Cartwright, Cheryl Seymour. Christina Sargent, Virdell Pinder, Leola Johnson,
Donna Watkins, Patrice Nonnon. Elaine Butler, Susan Carey, Angic Campbell. Ann
Dawkins and Christine Stubbs; uncles, Byron and Dr. Keith Campbell. Joseph Henderson
Stubbs and Andre Seymour; grandaunts and granduncles. Virdell Munnungs, Evelyn
and McNeil Newbold, James and Susan Stubbs, Lilly, Carrie, Vernell and Shirley Stubbs.
Franklyn and Nora Stubbs, Revis and Betty Stubbs, Arthur and Althea Stubbs, Doreen
Campbell and Gleaka Campbell; godchildren, Javano Carey, Richa Feaste. Seth Taylor,
Burtenae Dean, Carmielle Stevens, Kenyonique Thompson, Kentay Campbell. Tyrique
and Tyrell Gaitor; godsisters and godbrother, Elka Carey, Dorian King. Kenyon
Thompson, and Vernessa Rahming; godmother and godfather, Ann Thompson and
Charles King; adopted sisters, Lisa Moxey Taylor, Desiree Roberts, Nicole Thompson
and Janet Brown; cousins, Bishop Teuton and Helena Stubbs, Coralee Turner. Roseanna
Fox, Wentworth and Inez Stubbs; Christopher and Coral Stubbs, Marilyn and Errol Yee,
William Munnings, Thelma Stubbs, Irene Ramsey, Rudy McDonald, Jackie Roberts,
Rose and Ken Murray, Karen and Joseph Feaste, William and Joyce McDonald, Rev.
Jennise and Sidney McKenzie, Eleanor Munroe Philip, Lloyd Stubbs, Vincent Roberts,
William Stubbs, Ceasarina Carey, Monique Roberts, Paula Roberts, Dr. Winston and
Barbara Campbell, Frank and Virgina Campbell, Christopher and Helen, Sam and Thalia,
Jimmy and Paige, Albert and Delphene, Arthur, Sharon Campbell, James Smith, Mavis
Thompson, Janice and Michael Munnings, Christine Campbell Newton and Lloyd
Campbell, Vernon, Lambert, Patricia, Eleanor, Rev. Carl Campbell, Delores and Garnet
Knowles, Gloria and Roger Gomez, Janet and Fr. Crosley Walkine, Cuthbert and Rebecca
Bethel, Patrick, Roosevelt and Rochelle Bethel ,Dr. Fritzene Brown, Nadine and Basil
Beneby, Brenda and Kirk Simms, Wesley and Susanne, Peter and Nicole Campbell,
Ashley Campbell, Shenice Henderson, Shawn Dawkins, Monique Glinton, Rosemond
and Derek Carey, Helen Munnings, Rhoda Munnings, Lucene Stubbs, Sarahmae Smith,
Louise, Magret, Inez, Annamae, Holbroke, Reubin Maudlin and Leo Stuart, Althmese,
Monique and Derek Carey, Rosemary Cambridge, Patrice Johnson Milton,Hugh and
Bernard Newbold, Nathalee Bonaby, Florinda, Clayton, Kenneth, Sandra, Sheva, Carelette,
Herbert Jr, Lamont, Steve, Marsha, Tonie, Robin, Jereline and Alice Stubbs, Barbara,
Melanie, Michelle, Tyrone, Freddie, Tonie, Selvin, McNeil Jr, Rodger, Kenny, Rickie,
Eliot Stubbs; special friend, Tamiko Johnson; other loving relatives and friends
including, Sidney Stubbs, Florence, Joseph, Cecil, Reubin, Alice, Leacher McDonald,
Bennett, Michael, Tyrone, Daniel Roberts, Ellen Farrington, Michael Pinder, Sidney
Stubbs, Rev. Glenford Pinder, Alfred and Herbert Johnson, Clonius and Fornswith Stubbs,
Eula Winston, Rev. Cecil, Dannet, Princess, Desmond and Marcus Newbold, Ellen
Newbold and Joshua Newbold, Bernard, Basil and Martin Smith, Dr. Juana Rodgers
Rolle, Dr. Ingrid Bonaby, Dr. Kevin Simmons, Dr. Marcia Johnson Brown, and the


members of the Kiwanis Club of Nassau, A.M. special thanks to, Nolvin Rolle, Dr. Chin,
Dr. Lunn, Dr. Moss, doctors and staff of the ICU department at the Princess Margaret
Hospital. Private Medical Ward at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Members of the Church
of God family, members of the Methodist and Baptist family in Orange Creek, Cat Island
and the members of the Southland Cathedral Church of God family.
Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn 0. Jones Memorial Center, Wulff
Road and Primrose Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the Church on
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time.


VEOLIA LOUISE
"Goldie" MCKINNEY, 86
of Fritz Lane off East Street will be held on Sunday
March 30, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at Centreville Seventh
Day Adventist Church. Fifth Terrace Centreville.
Ofticiating will be Pastor Neville Scavella assisted
by Pastor R. I. Hanna. Interment will follow in the
Eastern Cemetery. Dowdeswell Street.


lo Precious memory will forever linger in the hearts
of her children. Errol. Sharon and Arthur;
grandchildren, Tara. Andre McKinney, Bernard.
Jeffrey McKinney, Denise Bain. Sherry Demeritte.
Alvin. Dwight. Shannon McFord, Noel and Neicola
McKinney: two daughters-in-law, Margaret and
Ingrid McKinney; one son-in-law, Alvin McFord; McKinney Jr.: ten great grandchildren,
four great great grand children, brothers, Henry. Clifford. David Daxon; sisters, Ethel
Missick and Rachel Mackey: three brothers-in-law, Solomon Johnson, Michael Cartwright
and Clifford Mackey; sisters-in-law, Emmie. Maxine, Donna, Renee and Rosemary
Daxon; nephews. Sheldon Ferguson. Timothy, Thompson, Lawrence, Herbert, Don,
Robert, Philip, Steven, Kevin Daxon, Cedric, Paul, Jethro, Kermit, Berkley, Larry,
Lawrence Daxon, Franklyn Sr., Philip, Steven, Raymond, Dereck, Don Johnson, Conrad
Missick, Martin, Derick, Lambert, Douglas. Mario Cartwright; Felix III, Philip Daxon;
Conan Mackey; Ashley, Jamie, Caswell, Bredlord, David Jr., Matthew Daxon; Steve.
Ormon, Cedric, Bolton, Gregory Daxon. Athony Hanna; nieces. Naomi Bonaby. Ruth
Arnett, Mary Daxon, Dorcas Daxon. Liz Daxon-Forbes, Judy Cartwright. Sherry Sands.
Sheila, Angela Johnson, Coralee Smith, Judy Tucker, Stephanie Jones, Shaunda Strachan.
Antoinette Johnson, Glenda, Sonia, Samantha Cartwright. Barbara Ashby, Gloria Thompson.
Paulette, Patricia, Theresa Daxon, Latishe, Nadia, Brittany Mackey, Donnaesba, Megan
"Daxon, Colette Daxon, Mamalee, Sharon, Lisa Daxon, Flossie-Mae Curling, Cynthia
Bowleg, and a host of other relatives and friends including, Pastor Silas McKinney
and family, Pastor Neville Scavella and family, Willis McKinney and family, the Seventh
Day Adventist community in Landrail Point, the Ironmonger and Mielke families of
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the doctors and nurses of the Cruickshank Ward of the
Geriatric Hospital, the Gibson and Scavella families of Landrail Point, Rev. Dr. and Mrs.
Wesley L. Thompson and Mount Pleasant Green Baptist Church family.
Viewing will be held in the "Legacy Suite" of Vaughn 0. Jones Memorial Center, Wulff
Road and Primrose Street on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and again on Sunday
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at the Church on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to service
time.


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CHARLES BRANDON
PHILLIP MACKEY, 3

a resident of Dunmore Street, will be held
at Maranatha Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Prince Charles Drive, on Sunday at 11:00
a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Eric D.
Clarke, assisted by Elder Christophe Gayle.
Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens,


Left to cherish his memory are his parents,
Ena Wissort and Lorenzo Mackey; 1 brother,
Jeremiah; grandparents, Andrea and Stanley
Wissort, Lonna Mackey; great grand parents.
Mornette King and Ernest Mackey: aunts.
Tiffany, Sandra, Stanleyann, Rebecca, Shekera, Tanishka. Paulanique, Ashley.
Annique, and Megan; uncles, Roger, Elvis, Devon, Stanley Jr., Davon:
grandaunts and granduncles, Aloma, Godfrey, Leroy, Charlie, Ron, Oneil,
Serena, Evelyn, Verona, Gracie, Bernard, Donna, Anthony. Henry. Nelson,
Angela, Sandra and Tony; cousins, Shakera, Shakara, Manasseh, Orihanna.
Reshim, Ria, Mikhail, Shavania, Celeste, Santhon. Anea. Marvin. Tonyshka.
Tonyque, Tony, Tonaz, Karen, Kadidrah and Jeffrey, numerous other relatives
and friends including, Dwayne, Dwanielle, Godparents, the Pratt family, the
Watson family, the Moncur family, the Small family, the Beckles family.
Dunmore Street and Bain Town family, the Checkers family, the Fleming"
Street Clinic family, Classic family. Dr. Demeritte and family, the McGregor
family, KFC family, Mackey's Plumbing, Seaside Buffet, and the management
and staff of Bahamasair.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday at the church
from 10:00 a.m. until service time.


CYRIL JOHN
WILLIAMS, 72

a resident of Bailey Town, Bimini and
formerly of Staniard Creek, Andros, will be
held at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 3rd
and 4th Streets and Coconut Grove Avenue,
on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will
be Fr. Simeon Roberts. Interment follows
in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and
Spikenard Roads.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife Ada Fr
Williams; 1 son, Cyril Williams; 1 daughter, )
Edith Williams; 3 sisters, Hazel Neymour,
Lenore Neeley and Doreen Williams; I brother, Wilfred "Sloopy" Williams;
nephews and nieces, Luther Johnson, Edith Anderson, Alphonso, Herbert,
Michael and Dave Neymour, Salomi Penn, Margie Mackey, Ethlyn Bethel,
Deborah Massie, Don Curtis, Carla, Clyde, Sharon, Brena, Dennis, Edney,
Byron, Antoinette, Marsha, Terrance, Marvin and Elvis Neely; Wentworth
Deveaux, Natasha Smith, Kennis Symonette, Nadia Richardson, Dr. Rochelle
Williams, Hartley and Keon Williams, Dr. Bert Williams, Elsie Mackey,
Veronica, Donnalee, Bradwin, Robert, Wendy, Elaine Williams, Edith, Nikita
and Cyril Williams Jr.; 60 great grand nephews and nieces, Kevin Anderson,


Karen Mansah, Benjamin Anderson, Ophier Neymour, Garvin, Kino and
Nakia Mackey, Donald Bethel, Kimrice and Michael Miller, Donavan Bethel,
Nikkiva and Trevor Harris, Julian, Kayla, Dacoda and Luther Johnson Jr.,
Shani. Shawn and Trilene Neeley, D'Andrea Hanna, Danya Miller, Erin
Mullings, DeShawnta, Cynetta and Christina Neeley, Jane Thompson, Dennis
Neeley Jr., Sarae Seymour, Esther Neeley, Kristorher, Kistina and Joshua
Deveaux, Cyrille and Edithria Williams, Dwayne Sawyer, Winchello Thompson,
Jane Rolle Jr., Geno, Janet, Giovano,Stevette and Casiro Rolle, Ganelle,
Navado and Gavado Longley, Mario Jr. and Jessica Smith, Alexia and Cecil
Penn, Jr, Karven, Marcino, Marcel and Krisha Neymour; 30 great great nieces
and nephews, DeAngelo, and Brittany Bethel, Shade Neeley, Brandon and
Croix Brown, Aaliyaah Neeley, Aacia Rolle, Gianni Kobie Thompson,
Thermetria and Thermetrio Harrislsaac and Jacoby Miller, Rhondi and D-Ron
Smith and Ravelle Thompson; sisters-in-law, Aruda Cololie, Inell and Malvina
Williams-Porter; numerous nieces and nephews-in-law, Petrona Johnson,
Annette, Mary and Stephanie Neeley. Angela Deveaux, Pauline Neymour,
Rev. Abraham Mackey, Rev. Samuel Anderson, Cecil Penn, Donald Bethel,
Mario Smith and Derek Curtis; other relatives and friends including, Merlene
Miller, Williamae Rahming, James and Oral Cleare, Maxwell Williams, Prince,
Anthony and Cyril Knowles, Cleo Rolle, Oscar Porter Jr., Bessiemae Sweeting,
Yvonne and Drexel Porter, James Randall, Rev. Dorinda Dean, Keno, Carlton
and Charles Darling, Romano, Errol Moss. P .C. 1787 Travis Moss. Rev.
Newton Williamson, Bishop Sherwin Smith, Oreila Gaitor, Sylvene and Nola
Rolle. Acting Commissioner Reginald Ferguson, Johnley Ferguson. George
Greenslade, Herbert Lewis, Donna Cargill, Florinda Williams, Mervin Taylor,
Sheila Wilson. Cora lee Bodie, Wilfred and Paulette Johnson. Ellarease
Burrows, Michelle Peterson, Christine Butler and family. Maxine Taylor and
family, Herbert Bodie. Bruce and Renda Kemp, Claritha Duncombe, Brenda
Davis. Ronald Duncombe Jr., Melba Newton, Freddie Newton, Anthony
Woodside and family. Dorothy Woodside and family. Mayatha. Jane and Steve
Rolle. Clement and lona Williams. Ulease Johnson and family. Clarese Jones
and family, Paulette Taylor, Estella Dorsette and family, Basil and Althea
Woodside and family, Norma Woodside and family, Richard and Hortense
Riley, Selathiel and Mae Johnson, Kirkwood and Stephanie-Neeley, Leroy
Neeley, Florence Neeley and family, Marcella Saunders, Ludell Ferguson,
Demaris Saunders, Nelson and Calvese Moxey, Lenetta Ellis, Lydia Russell,
Bloneva Saunders and family. Henry and.Oralee Smith, Florence Bain and
family, Zorena Woods and family, Clarence and Bertha Woodside, Cynthia
Brennen and family, Irena Deleveaux and family, Rev. James Curry and family,
Victoria Rolle and family, Coreen Saunders and family, Ellis and Naomi
Whymms and family, Harrington Frazier and family, Ronald Sands and family,
Prince and Hilda Munroe, Pastor Janet Marshall and family, Rosalee Dean
and family, Mias and Helen Johnson, P.C. 2353 Emaulanna Forbes, David
and Susan Johnson, Cheena Johnson and family, Sylvia Sands, Vernell Rolle,
Dorothy Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Johnson and family, Ruth Gibson and
family, Gladys Johnson and family, Thomas and Thelma Porter and family,
Hastin and Maize Bastian and family, Anthony Bastian and family, Wesley
Bastian and family, Iva Bain and family, Rosalee Dean and family. Viola
Sands and family, Mildred Griffith, Dr. Anthony and Ella Davis and family,
Lana King and family, Richard Smith Jr., and family, Dudley Smith and family,
Thomas Smith and family, Karen Belle, Gaynell Williamson, Sylvia, Maria
Ross and family, Hon. Vincent Peete, Jestina Richardson and family. Floyd
and Elva Newbold, the Duncombe family, Hugh, Harim, Betty, Antonio,
Ritamae Adderley and family, Paula Woodside, Dorabell Stuirrup and family,
Maria Forbes and family, Betty Bethel and family, Michael and Adalee Wisseh,
Arlene Newbold and family. Lana King and family, Joshua Lightbourne and
family, the Hanna family. Love Hill Andros, and the McKenzie family, Love
Hill Andros.

Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home. Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-
12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.


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HENRY ALPHEUS
MIDDLETON, 51
a resident of Murphy Town, Abaco, &
formerly of Nassau, will be held at
Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market
and Vesey Streets, on Saturday at 10:00
a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Stephen E.
Thompson, assisted by Rev. Basil Johnson.
Interment follows in Western Cemetery,
Nassau Street.


Left to cherish his loving memory are his
Wife, Wently Middleton; daughters,
Olympia, Sherishka and Henrietta
Middleton; sisters, Eloise "Panny" Gibson of Freeport, Grand Bahama,
Margaret Middleton, and Maria Middleton-Lewis; brothers, Wellington and
Jerome Middleton; mother-in-law, Verleta Davis; sisters-in-law, Gwendolyn
Penn, Ruth Williams, Norma Burrows, Melvease, Barbara and Anita Davis,
Audrey Bootie and Geraldine Butler; brothers-in-law, Ellerson Gibson, Sr.,
Prince, Cardinel, Hank and Terrance Davis, Eustades Penn, Edmund Williams,
Howard Burrows, Fritz Bootie and Harrison Butler; aunts, Mary Seymour
and Frances Deveaux of Cat Island; uncles, Allan Bannister and John Deveaux
of Cat Island; neices and nephews, Jacqueline and Darieo Cox of Freeport,
Grand Bahama Ellerson Jr., Ellesia and Yvette Gibson of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, Marion and Tanina Roberts of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Kevin and
Kimberlene Roberts, Ralph Middleton, A. Makera Middleton, Audrey and
Gary Soman of Opa-Locka, Florida, Dr. Ricardo and Portia Hamilton of
Johannesburg, South Africa, Aubrey and Erica Middleton of Miami, Florida,
Audra Middleton of Texas, Renaldo, Richard, Jimmy and Bridgette Middleton;
Marlo Middleton of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Philip Coakley Jr., Leann
McIntosh and Charles Cooper Jr.; grand nieces and grand nephews, Elliotte,
Ellerson, Ellie; Makera, Maquilla, Marlona K, Jamaal, Kymethia, Jeanette,
Antonio, Gary Jr., Aaron, Gabrielle, Graeme, Gianna, Olivia, Isaiah, Zachary,
Versace, Deazure, Julius, Tameko and Philip Jr.; aunts-in-law, Flora Lowe,
Gertrude Dawkins, Cleola and Lana Sawyer; uncles-in-law, Abraham and
Estin Sawyer; 14 nieces-in-law, 25 nephews-in-laws, 8 great grand nieces-
in-law, 10 great grand nephews-in-law, cousins, Agatha Young and family,
Clifford, Wilberforce, Oswald, Bruce, Melvin, Andrew, Mildred and Warren
Seymour, Shelia Johnson, Pearl Laing, Leland, Eric, Rupert and Joseph
Turner; Iva Strachan, Ella Mae Rolle, Carnetta, Irene, Ronnie, Henry, John,
Etrick, MacAllan, Glen, Godfrey and Claudette Bannister, Geneva
Cunningham, Sarah Bethel, Penola Knowles, Cecile Stuart, Neenah Rolle,
Princess Clinch, Rosetta Wells, Jeffrey, John, Floyd, Harold, Philip, Bethsheva
and Patrick Deveaux; Margaret Stubbs, Hortense Ferguson, Lavern Cooper,
Judy Moncur, Karen Laing, Franklyn, Erris, Vernon, Benjamin and James
Pratt, David Ambrister and family, Carl and Blanche Middleton, a host of
other relatives and friends including, Devaney Rolle, Charles Cooper Sr.
Dorothy and Anthony Benicourt, Oxley and Dena Fox and Family, Beverley
J.T. Taylor, Shirley Williams and Family, Sylvia Thompson, Bobbie, Genie,
Helen Ferguson and Family, Brenda Berry and Family, Ainsley and Lavardo
Smith, Thelcina and Paulette Thompson, Lucinda Wilson, Billy and Patrick
Saunders, Madge Roker, Bernadette Lord-Gomez, Patsy Lord-Dickenson,
Ida Deveaux, Wally Bullard, Clarence and Leslie Johnson, Florinda Holbert,
Ann Smith, Godfrey Ferguson, Daniel and Bethsheva Paul and Family,
George Stanley Rolle, George Thompson, Val and Davonne Barry, Drucilla
Munnings, Verlene Mackay, Jackie Pratt, Ann Smith, The Milton Street
Family, The entire Murphy and Dundas Town Community, Pastor Lennie
Etienne and the members of Miracle Revival Fellowship Bible Movement
Church, Pastor and members of Marsh Harbour Seventh-day Adventist
Church, Pastor and members of Transfiguration Baptist and the Marsh Harbour
Government Clinic Staff.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market
Street, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church
from 9:00 a.m. until service time.


lZrlergreen



Mackey Street P.O. Box N-4404
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-341-6451 Nights 242-322-3242
24 Hour Cell: 242-427-5414




NELSON VICTOR
"Patches"
S, CLARIDGE, 53

of Buttonwood Avenue,
Pinewood Gardens will be held
on Saturday, March 29,2008 at
Cedars of Lebanon Baptist
'Cathedral, Buttonwood Avenue
S' ^at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be
.Rev. Dr. Charles C. Rolle.
Cremation will follow.

Left to cherish fond memory are his devoted wife, Francina
Claridge; father, Victor Claridge; step-daughter, Shenique Moss;
stepson, Kino Duncan; step granddaughter, Crystal Moss; three
step grandsons, Kino Duncan, Jr., Charles and Chad Moss;
seven brothers, Pedro, Terrance, Kenneth and Percival Dean,
Theophilus, Fr. Ian and Melvin Claridge; three sisters, Keshia
Dean, Paulette and Dian Claridge; mother-in-law, Doris Sturrup;
step son-in-law, Charles Moss; five aunts, Ethel, Francis,
Elizabeth, Patricia and Eldora Claridge; nine brothers-in-law,
Ricardo and Pedro McPhee, Kelson, Marvin and Phillip Sturrup,
Alton Moss, Sidney Demeritte, Lawrence Green and Lorenzo
Darville; fifteen sisters-in-law, Patricia Rolle, Letitia, Rosalie
and Melissa Dean, Sylvia Paul, Sherry Moss, Charmaine Louise,
Daphne Demeritte, Delphine Green, Avemell Darville, Fredricka,
Gaynell, Corrine, Bernadette and Betsymae Sturrup of Freeport,
Grand Bahama; twenty-two nieces and nephews including,
Candace, Terrance, Terinique, Cadejah, Terell, Gidget, Marcian,
Macario, Destinee, Lashade, Ashley, Lehkail, Letheo and Pedro,
Jr. Kashala, Tanajah, Jalisa, Dineka, Dishante, Theron, Anastacia
and Jamal; and a host of other relatives and friends including,
Kirk Claridge, Khawan, Jason, K.C. Claridge, Charles and
Rickey Ferguson, Louise Sutherland, Monique Ferguson, Edith
Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Missick,
Mr. and Mrs. Major, Mr. and Mrs. Ashe, Ms. Angie and Patricia
McPhee, Allen Brice, Anthonique, Anthiyia, Precious, D'allan
and Everon, Terrell, Nicanor, Eltekah Moss, special thanks to,
Dr. Bartlette, Nurse Turnquest, the Chest Ward II, Dr. Moss,
Dr. Neil Parker, Nurse Ruth Hanna and Nurse Weech, the
Culmersville family, the Department of Environmental Health
and the Crew in the Back Yard.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Evergreen
Mortuary, Mackey Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00
p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until
service time.


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NEWBOLD BROTHERS

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

N AL SI FO


LAURA JOYCE
ROLLE, 87
of Haven's Subdivision and formerly of
James Cistern, Eleuthera, will be held on
Saturday, March 29th. 2008, at 11:00 a.m.,
at Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church
(MCCA), Montrose Avenue. Officiating
will be Bishop Rev. Dr. Raymond R.
Neilly, assisted by Rev. Emily A.
Demeritte and other Ministers of the
Gospel. Interment follows in Woodlawn
Gardens, Soldier Road.


J Fond memory will forever be treasured
bw n by her seven children, Sarah Williamson,
_Estherlene Johnson, Levi, Benjamin,
Shadrach, John Sr., and Jerry Rolle;
grandchildren, Giles, Donette, Kino, Ryan Williamson, Lynn, John Gaitor,
Janice, Dave Jackson Sr., Natasha, Charmaine, Levi and Kendrick Rolle, Kendra,
Tyrone Darling, Darrice, Bendeyon, Barrington Rolle, Shavourne, Dequido
Brown, Indira, Lazano, Lizinga Rolle, Shammica, Antwon Todd, John Jr., Johaurel,
Johnique, Johcovia Rolle, Jermaine, Bentley, Richee Johnson, Jerryse, Jerquel
and Jerez Rolle; great grandchildren, LaShera, Jose, Jaron, LaShea Gaitor,
Tyrone Darling Jr., D'Capria, D'moree, Levi, Levardo, Latavia, Levarinque,
Lemyra, Caliyah Rolle, De'aj, Dave Jr., Janireo Jackson, Antonia, Antonio Jr.,
Antonea Butler, D'Quan, D'Quel Brown and Antwonae Todd; daughters-in-law,
Andrea, Delores, Jean, Timetha, Cheryl Rolle; sons-in-law, Berkley Williamson
and Richard Johnson; sisters, Doris Bethel and Rhoda Johnson; one brother-
in-law, Raymond Rolle; two sisters-in-law, Lillian Bethel and Brenda Rolle;
nieces, nephews, numerous relatives and friends including, Gloria, James,
Bernice, Lionel, Hildamae, George Rolle, Ruth, James, Rudolph, Dorothy,
Donald, Lillian, Harrison, Daisy Bethel, Ruth Thompson, Marilyn James, Frizzie
Ward, Delores Newbold, Charles, Sandra, ASP. Napoleon, Brenda, Noel, William,
Edmond, Earl Johnson, Annie Davis, Henry, Claramae, Noramae Johnson,
Christopher, Eric, Grace Rolle, Valrea Cooper, Petrona Powell, Jemima Claudius,
Israel, Thomas, Isaac, Grace Johnson, Martha Bethel, Jane Smith, Emma Whyte,
Ethel Farrington, Vivian Rahming, Anthony Bowles, Robert Griffin, Morris and
Grace Rolle, Sgt. Patterson, Vincent, Yvette Dean, Nora, Norma, Christopher,
Virginia, Dellarese Rolle, Lillian Petty, Elsie Whyte, Gregory, David, Rev.
Theophilus, Alva, Margo, Clinton, Romeo, Karen, Mario, Omar Rolle, Portia
Culmer, Patrice Bethel, Sharmar and Sharron; godchildren, Eddison Rolle,
Aaron Pinder, Lillian Petty, Janet Ferguson and Vanessa Mayne, Florence Belle
and family, Brenda and Billy Stubbs, Hasting, Eddison, Retired ACP. Nathaniel
Rolle, Nathalie Whyte and family, Ed and Brenda Hooffler, Matilda Williams,
Garnet Thompson and family, Pastor Henry, Jack Whyte and family, Christianna
Johnson and family, Rubylee Edgecombe, Marion Astwood and family, Bernice
Johnson and family, Eunice Whyte and family, Lottie Larrimore, Sylvia Collie,
Marion Brown, Fredricka Adderley, Simeon and Ellen Knowles, Judy Rolle,
Gloriamae Finley and family, Kirk Johnson and family, the entire James Cistern
Community and James Cistern Meth( 'ist Church (MCCA), Rhodes Memorial
Methodist Church family, Revs. Howard F. and Thelma Williamson and family,
Rev. George Clarke, Robinson Morris Church family, Royal Bank of Canada,
Scotia Bank and John Bull Staff, Barbara Nixon, Mrs. Cynthia Cox, Corrine,
Lyford Cay Staff, Bishop Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Neilly, Rev. Dr. Kenneth and
Mrs. Huggins, Rev. Emily Demeritte, Rev. Carl Campbell and other ministers,
Dr. Eugene Gray, The Community Nurses, South Beach Clinic, Physio Therapist,
Cynthia Cox, Corraine and many others too numerous to mention.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at Newbold Brothers Chapel,
Palmetto Avenue and Acklins Street off Market and East Streets, on Friday from
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service
tim'e: * ...


EAST SUN .RISE MORTUARY


"A New Commitment To Service'



JAMES "Honey Hush"
WILSON, 86

H of Burnt Ground, Long Island will
be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at
,". Gethsemane Baptist Church, Burnt
Ground. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Douglas A. Bridgewater, assisted by
other ministers of religion. Interment
r will follow in the Public Cemetery,
Glinton's, Long Island.

*' He is survived by 3 daughters,
Lilimae Scott, Selina and Alisha
Adderley; 3 sons, Bert Adderley, Loften Mackey and Dennis
Adderley; 8 grandsons including, Christopher, Brian, Alexander,
Edward, Kam, Lamonth, Tavis and William Jr.; 7 granddaughters
including, Donna, Crystal, Delores, Anna, Lucille, Rakelle and
Sandymae; 32 great grandchildren including, Aliyah, Ahmmad,
Alissa, Antonio, Ashleigh, Ashpon, Brynae, Chadwin, Christa,
Chrissy, Edrika, Ashron, Edward Jr., Hameed, Kenneth, Kody,
Lucicano, Luther Jr., Moesha, Osey, Savvy, Dextemique, Shakarra,
Shialoh, Tavea, Tavon, Travis, Willecia and Teron; 1 brother,
Cornelius Wilson; 7 nephews, Elgin Jr., Simmeon, Eugene, Lloyd,
Cornelius, Timothy and Ezekiel Adderley; 4 nieces, Leann, Lovely
Adderley, Sally Cartwright and Agnes Knowles; 3 grandsons-in-
law, Luther Knowles, Darren Butler and Anthony Miller; 1 grand-
daughter-in-law, Mona Wilson; son-in-law, William Scott; numerous
grandnieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
including, Vaniola Bridgewater, Alphonso Shearer and family,
George, Stella, Kevin and Albert Rahming, Irene Adderley and
family, The Ambrose family, Lula and Ethely Bethel and family,
Louise Adderley and family, Kathleen Brice, Alfred Dixon, Bertram
and Shirley Johnson, Viola Adderley and family, Dinna Adderley
and family, Laura Graham and family, Eunice Adderley and family,
The Smith family, Rosia Adderley, Kaise Wilson and family,
Garnet Rolle and family, Ezekiel Adderley and family, William
Adderley and family, Maxine Knowles, The Rahming family,
Douglas and family, Fred Smith and family, the entire Adderley
family, Pratt's family, Ken Capron and family, Holy Saviour family,
The entire Wilson family, Maxwell Adderley and family, The staff
at Simms Clinic, Long Island.

Friends may pay their last respects at Gethsemane Baptist Church
from 10 a.m. on Friday to service time on Saturday.



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ELISHA
"Chedder"
ROLLE, 31


"' a resident of Marathon Estates
will be held on Saturday 29th,
March, 2008 at 10 am at
Kemp Road Ministries.
H Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Ivan Ford Butler assisted by
other ministers of the gospel.
Interment will follow in the
Old Trail Cemetery Old Trail Road. Service has been in
trusted to Gate Way Memorial Funeral Chapel Mount
Royal Avenue and Kenwood Street.
He is survived by his grandmother, Mrs. Evla Rolle; 3
brothers, Fredrick Sidney, Tony Rolle; 3 sisters, Sheila,
Raquel Rolle and Tamica Pratt; 2 sisters-in-law, Judy
and Sherelle Rolle; 1 aunt, Denise Rolle; 5 uncles,
Bertram, Elvis, Michael, Kevia, Rev. Keith Rolle; 2
aunt-in-law, Joyce, Hilda Rolle; 5 nieces, Fredricka,
Valteria, Latisha, Bianca, Tiana; 14 nephews, Ken, Leon,
Valentino Farquharson, Cleveland Davis, Charles Davis,
Marine Seaman Delano Rolle of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force, Fredrick Jr., Fredrica, Eddy, Leroy,
Jamall, Tony Jr., Shyriek, Bianca Smith; godchild,
numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, Chashan, Elvis
Jr. Teka, Nardo, Keyra, Alea, Kevin Jr. Keith Jr.
Kayshanta, Tiny, A host of other relatives and friends
including Brazil, Shantelle, Queerie and family, Selvil
and family, Dollie and family, Faith and family, Norilin
and family, Betty and family, Mr. and Mrs. Morrison,
Rev. Dr Ivan and Dr. Joanna Butler and the Kemp Road
Ministry family, The Fancy Dancers Junkanoo Group
and family, David Clark and family, Andy and family,
Jamall, Valentino, Esthamae, Maxaine, Monique Williams
and family, Lion Road Community, St. James Road
Community, Lora and family and the Caribbean
International AIC Services. May his soul rest in peace:
Friends may pay their last respect at the Funeral Home
on Friday from 10am to 6pm and on Saturday from 9am
to service time at the church.- --------


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244 Market Street P.O. Box EE-16634
Tel: 322-2070 or 322-2072

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR


PAULETTE
CERIZIER, 70


formerly of Port-au-Prince,
-Haiti and a resident of
pl Palmetto Avenue will be
held on Saturday, March
29th, 2008 at 10:00am at
_Metropolitan Church of the
Nazarene, East Street.
Officiating will Pastor Nelson Pierre, assisted
by other Ministers. Interment will follow in
Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard
Roads.

The memories will forever linger in the hearts
of her Children: Pauline Cerizier; William Marc
of Anse-a-Foleur, Jean Robert Chery, Georgy
Maxime, Anofils Mecene all of Port-de-Paix,
Haiti; (8) Grandchildren: Samantha Jeudy,
Herime Cerizier, Horraine Cerizier, Jean Robert
Chery, Jr., Geyline Chery, France Betha Chery,
Bolertine Chery, Paula Chery; (I) Great-
grandchild: Divonya Seymour; (3) Sisters-in-
law: Madame Adrienne Paul, Madame Destinord
Noreus & Analia Cerizier; (3) Brothers-in-law:
Maureste Cerizier, Michelet Cerizier, Lysius
Cerizier and a host of other relatives and friends
too numerous to mention in Nassau and Miami,
Florida.

Viewing will be held at Clarke's Funeral Home
#244 Market Street on Friday, March 28th
from 10:00a.m to 6:00p.m. and at the church
on Saturday, March 29th from 9:00am until
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THRBUEOITUARIESTHRSAYARH7,


FREEPORT
11A East Coral Road, Freeport, G.B., Bahamas
P.O. Box F-42312
Telephone: (242) 373-1115 / (242) 373-1471
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 373-3005


NASSAU
Robinson and Soldier Roads, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
P.O. Box CB-12072
Telephone: (242) 394-8043 / (242) 394-8047
Pager: (242) 340-8043 Fax: (242) 340-8034


FUNEAL SEVIE FOR


CAESAR
TAYLOR, 65

of Rolleville, Exuma will be held
on Saturday March 29th, 2008,
At 2:00 pm at Cedars of Lebanon
Baptist Church, Buttonwood
Drive Pinewood Gardens.
_. Officiating will be Rev. Dr.
Charles C. Rolle, Assisted by
other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will follow in
Southern Cemetery, Spikenard Road.

He is survived by his Son: Jason, Daughter -in-law:
Sonia, Sister: Katherine McKenize. Brothers: Alvin and
Neko Taylor. Sisters -in-law: Iggierena and Sherry
Taylor. Nieces and Nephews: Pastor Delores and Sybreon
Kelly, Islee and Peter Muscroft, Inez and Franklyn Martin,
Debroah Flowers and Franklyn Morley, Marie and Albert
Rolle, Sandy, Angie, and Dellie, Katiemae and Eloice
McKenize, Labon, Dan, Preston and Mike McKenize,
Greg, Ricky, Keith, Tracey,.Kelly, Barbie, Ressie, Trevor,
Vardo, Wilmore, and Neiko Taylor.

A Host of Relatives and Friends including: Edithmae
Taylor and family, Angerine Curtis and family, Rev. Dr
Charles Rolle and family, Fayanca Major and family,
Nettie Sturrup and family, Una Rolle and family, Kermit
Rolle and family, Rowena and Lillian Rolle and family,
Carrie J. Rolle, Burrows family of Barritarry Exuma,
Francina Nixon, Arnold McKenzie, Edithmae Stuart and
family. The family of Local Government, the entire Island
of Exuma especially the Rolleville Community and
Special Friend: Maxine Davis.

Viewing will be held in Perpetual Suites Restview
Memorial Mortuary & Crematorium Ltd., Robinson &
Soldier Road, Friday March 28, 2008 from 10:00am to
6:00pm and on Saturday March 29, 2008 from 10:00
to 11:00am ahd again from 1:00pm until service time
at the church.


DEATH NOTICES

MR. ERIC CORNEL
CAREY, 63

B of Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera died
at The Princess Margaret
S-. Hospital on Saturday March 22nd,
2008.

He is survived by his: Sons:
Leslie, James "Lockey",
Terrance, Eric Jr., Kelsey and
Kevin, Daughters: Cassinda, Charmaine, Janice, Natasha,
Carmetta and Felonie, (17) Grandchildren, Brothers:
Dewitt and Roosevelt Carey, Sisters: Iris, Romanda And
Kathelene, Sons-In-Law: Clement, Ricardo, Shawn and
Kevin, Daughter-In-Law: Caroline Carey, and a host
of other relatives and friends including: Mr & Mrs.
Gladstone Meadows and family

Funeral arrangement will be announced at a later date.
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MR. EMILIEN
MONESTIME, 27

of Crooked Island Street and
formerly of Cape Haitian, Haiti,
died at his residence on Thursday
March 20th, 2008.

He is survived by his Parents:
Emile Monestime and Eliane
Noel, Sisters: Irlande Monestime
and Rosena Mompoint; Brothers: Rocelin, Guily and
Fritzner Monestime, Uncle: Likide, Aunt: Marie-Therese,
Nephew: Kevin Monestime, and a host of other relatives
and friends including: Francis, Sherline, Wilfene, Sylvain,
Jackyen, Sherllen, Eddy, Darviel, Adeline, Alex, Alande,
Franceline, Mary, Francisca, and Jaccuis.

Funeral Arrangement will be announced at a later date.


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o Bethel Brothers Morticians

0Nd CTelephone: 322-4433, 326-7030

Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026


ARTHUR BENSON THOMAS
BARNETT SR., C. B.E., 82

of Conchrest, Cable Beach, will be held
on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis
Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street,
Monsignor Preston A. Moss, assisted by
Fr. Glen Nixon and other Clergy of the
Archdiocese of Nassau will officiate.
Interment will follow in Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, J.F.K. Drive.

Arthur is survived by wife, Beryl; children, Ann and Collin Cover,
Michael and Camille Barnett, Basil and Margot Barnett, Arthur, Jr.,
and Aniska Barnett, Carolyn and Gregory Neil, Catherine and
Clarence Bellot, Russell Barnett, Beryl Saunders and Charles Barnett;
grandchildren, Lesley Cover, Heather Cover, Michela Barnett,
Fiona Bellot, Viola Barnett, Charles Bellott, Apryl Barnett, Thomas
Barnett, Morgan Barnett, Clare Bellot, Christine Neil, Robyn-Ryann
Barnett, Basil B. Barnett, Samantha Barnett, Arthur Barnett III,
Cathryn Neil, Courtney Neil, Michael Saunders, Matthew Saunders,
Christopher Neil and Aari Barnett; nieces and nephews, Jacqueline
Bethel, Valarie Barnett, Judy Adderley, Paul and Betty Barnett,
Woodrow and Stephanie Barnett, Michelle and Livingstone Austin,
Robert and Mitzi Barnett, Thelma and Valentine Grimes, Roy and
Wendy Barnett, R. Andrew and Crystal Barnett, Roy-Anne and Gene
Albury, Jacqueline and David Croom, Linda and Michael Ford;
grand nieces and nephews, Yvette, Ravonne and Leander Bethel;
Yuri and Raynel Bowe; Hiltina and Daniel Scott, Anishka Adderley,
Paul Jr., and Kenia Barnett, Simone Barnett, Krista Taylor, Rachelle
Austin, Valentine and Indira Grimes, Valya Grimes, Valron and Olu
Tinubu, Rochelle and Amber Barnett, Gier and Tyrone Williams,
Ronald and Dustin Barnett, Geena and Gene Ryan Albury, David
Croom, Merrel Barnett, Yacasta, Michael and Yasmaine Ford; other
relatives and friends including Debra Barnett, Kirk Saunders,
Tiffany Roberts, Carol and Lewis Williamson, Paulette Rahming,
Patrick Rahming, Elma Campbell, Dr. Duane Sands, Dr. Perry
Gomez, Dr. Conville Brown, Dr. Charles Rahming, Joylyn White
(caregiver), Mr. and Mrs. Ken Nunes, Mr. Charles Smith, Mr. Richard
Francis, Ms. Rori Coombs, Mrs. Ethel Bartlett and family, the Hanna,
Heastie and Tynes families, especially the descendants of Julia G.
Hanna, Wilbert Cooper and family, Fletcher and Briniza Cooper,
Zelma Worrell, the Covers and Stewarts of Jamaica, Mrs. Elaine
Liverpool and Ronnie, the Bellots, Mrs. Cynthia Rolle and family,
Ransford and Betty Neil and family, Ms. Francita Seymour and
family, the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral family, especially the 11:00
a.m. Mass, The Free National Movement Party and many others too
numerous to mention.


Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians
#44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on
Saturday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Special Education Fund,
care of The Catholic Board of Education, West Hill Street.


EVELYN MERLE
KEMP, 75

of Clifton Street, Ridgeland Park and
formerly of St. Mary's, Jamaica will be
held on Saturday 11:00 a.m, at St. Agnes
Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road.
Archdeacon I. Ranfurly Brown assisted
by Rev 'd. Fr. Bernard Been will officiate.
Interment will follow in St. Agnes
Cemetery, Nassau Street.


Cherished memory will forever linger in the hearts of her loving
husband, Cosmo K. C. Kemp; sisters, Una Carthy, Pearline Taylor
and Viris Williams; brothers, Percival, Burnett, Densel and Samuel
Taylor; children, David (Jimmy) Kemp, Cosmo Jr., Keith, Willamae,
Alice, Paulette and Sherrell Kemp, Rosemary Miller, Maxcine Kemp-
Forbes, and Gale Sawyer; daughter-in-law, Christine Kemp; sons-
in-law, Chris Blomley of Kent England, Kenneth Forbes, Robert
Sawyer and Samuel Miller, brothers-in-law, Herbert and Bertram
Kemp; sisters-in-law, Yvonne, Elizabeth (Prescola), Coral and
Sylvia Kemp; grand children, Eucal Delancey, Dion, Keva,
Johnathan, S. Javan, Jordan, and Jason Miller, Ramond Sawyer,
Omar, Errison (Ting), Tewanda, Lamar and Tamar Davis, David Jr.,
Christopher, Breck, Adrian, Fashaj and Eisha Kemp, Latoya Adderley,
Stevania Beneby, Leonardo Sweeting, Adrianna Kemp; nieces and
nephews, Marian, Phillip, and Trevor Carthy, Carolyn Williams-
Drummond, Dwaine, Germain, Andrea, and Nicholas Taylor,Patrice,
Patricia, Bloneva, Linda, Margaret, Betty, Teresa, Janet, Tanya, Zen,
Cyprian, Todd, Christopher, Audley Jr., Osborne, Kimenski, and
Arlette Pennerrnan, Denise, Paatrice, Bloneva, Patricia, Brent and
Sherry Kemp, Siavonia Kemp-Bonaby, and numerous great grand
children and other relatives and friends

friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians
#44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on,
Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m, until service time.


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The Tribune


RELIGION


Thursday, March 27, 2008 PG 19


Is it okay to use 'street



language' in a sermon?


* By DR ALBERT S FERGUSON,
JP

Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are
become new.
II Corinthians 5:17

And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good, and accept-
able, and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2

A DISTURBING trend has been
developing in recent times. Various
preachers have periodically been
taking the liberty to utilise what I
term 'street language' or quasi-swear
words during their sermon deliveries
- words they obviously used in their
unsanctified vocabulary of the past:
words or phrases which are unpalat-
able and, indeed, offensive to the
spirit in some within their audiences.
The use of 'off-colour' words and
phrases in sermons is not legitimised
simply because the pulpiteer is a sea-
soned minister, one who leads a large
church following, or is a minister
who is high in popularity or stature in
the community.
The devil is a liar! Even when
enthusiastically received by mem-
bers in the listening audience (who
obviously do not have any problem
with such usage because some might
still embrace and actively utilise an
unsanctified vocabulary), it is still
not legitimate, and still offends Holy
Spirit-filled, sanctified, born-again
believers among them.
Are such utterances Freudian
Slips? To accept that would create a
lot of difficulties: it would suggest
that there is sinful baggage which is
alive and well and residing in the
sub-conscious, which would collide
with Romans 12:2 quoted above, and
oppose the the entire theological
doctrine of sanctification.
"Unparliamentary language" in
the pulpit, couched with prefaces
such as (to use hypothetical exam-
ples), "papa used to say" or "granny
used to say when she couldn't find
her pipe"- or saying that people from
(a particular island) used to say in
no way excuses the use of this kind of
language upon the altar of the Lord.
Here we are, in the pulpit, con-
demning sin and the works of the
flesh and works of darkness and per-
sons who know better and can do
better (some claim more than one
tertiary-level degree) and we, on the
altar, are resorting to street expres-


sions and quasi-swear words to
enhance our communication.
Romans 2:1 (a)
"Therefore thou art inexcusable, o
man, whosoever thou art...."
Recently, on a Lord 's Day, my
family and I were listening to reli-
gious programming on a particular
radio station while driving. Suddenly,
the preacher, in the midst of a tirade,
used certain words. We instantly
snapped off the radio we were all
left to observe 'a moment of silence'
until we regained our composure.
We were embarrassed!
Let me digress to cite an example
of satanic deception among our
Christian teenagers. I recently heard
one such person, in normal conversa-
tion, use the expression "mudder-
freeze." Well, that phrase, though an
aberration, is first cousin to some-
thing else, which the Christian
teenager would not get away with
saying. Christian parents with teens
in the home are vigilant, and con-
stantly correcting their language,
warning them of the deceptive 'wiles'
of the devil by using various 'street
language' words and phrases and
'quasi-swear words'. Go to church or
turn on your radio and some pastor is
heard using phrases and words you
have condemned in your own home,
using the holy scriptures to justify
your condemnation!
Whatever happened to good, old-
fashioned, Pentecostal sanctifica-
tion?
I remind all of us, fellow servants
who minister the Word of God, of
Ephesians 4:29:
"Let no corrupt communication
proceed out of your mouth, but that
which is good to the use of edifying,
that it may minister grace unto the
hearers.
"And grieve not the Holy Spirit of
God, whereby ye are sealed unto the
day of redemption."
I close by reflecting on the follow-
ing scriptures:
Gen 17:1 (b) "I am the Almighty
God; walk before me, and be thou
perfect."
Matt 5:48: "Be ye therefore per-
fect, even as your Father which is in
heaven is perfect."


Albert S. Ferguson, BSc Hons,
MBA, PhD, JP, is an ordained minis-
ter of religion of 30 years, an author,
educator, transformational leader and
a 'labourer together with God'.
Address comments to email alberts-
ferguson@gmail.com and at
amla@batelnet.bs or write to PO Box
EE-16333, Nassau, Bahamas.


Pastor Ben Bailey
The Prophetic Voice
P. O. Box N-9518
Nassau, Bahamas
Tpv.inc@coralwave.com


Restoration:
A New Beginning!

Texts: Genesis Chapters 20:1-18:

"Abraham said of Sarah his wife, she is my sister.
Abimelech the king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and
said to him, Behold, you are about to die, the woman
whom you have taken; she is a man's wife. Abimelech
had not come near her. He said, Lord, will You also
kill a righteous nation?" The Gerarites were termed
"goi tsaddik" a righteous nation; Abimelech pleaded for
all persons connected to himself, "Lord, will You also
kill the righteous people?"


Abimelech went back to sleep, "God said to him in a
(second) dream, I did not allow you to touch her." I sought diligently to
understand what this interesting statement meant, and discovered, "Dr. Dodd
concluded, a plague made Abimelech impotent, and because of this, he was
withheld." A review of the entire text will reveal that all the men and women of
the city were also rendered impotent; unable to perform the most basic act of
nature, sexual reproduction.
"Restore his wife to the man. He is a Prophet, and he shall pray for you, and
you shall live: if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you,
and all that are yours." The Language intensified, and the reason for the warning
was clearly identified; the woman is married to a Prophet (Representative) of God.
Sarah was approximately eighty-nine years old; and was recently promised in
Genesis 18:14 that a year later, she would bear a child. We know that she was not
pregnant; because she would have told Abraham that she was pregnant, and he
would have slain Abimelech the king of Gerar, when he sent and took Sarah; in
the same manner he slew the confederate kings at Genesis 14:1-16, when he
rescued his nephew Lot. Therefore, Sarah had three months to become pregnant
based upon the Prophetic Word of God given to her, and nine months to bear the
Promised Child. God knew that Human Nature was capable of convincing a person
to defy the Divine Will of God; and decided to shut down the natural processes
of childbirth among the people; whilst Abraham and Sarah dwelt in Gerar, and
she remained in the household of Abimelech.

"Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told
all these things in their ears. The men were greatly afraid." Why were these
men afraid? We believe they had access to Holy Writings similar to Psalm 105:15,
"Touch not My Anointed, and do My Prophets no harm."

"Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants,
and gave them to Abraham; and he restored him Sarah his wife." It is very
interesting to note that Abraham and Sarah had faced an identical situation
approximately twenty-four years ago with Pharaoh King of Egypt (Genesis 12:11-
20); Abraham claimed Sarah his wife, was his sister, Pharaoh gave Abraham a gift
similar to Abimelech's gift. The sheep and oxen represented a business (wealth)
to sustain Abraham's household; whilst the servants represented the employees
necessary to maintain the wealth.

"Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you. Live where it pleases you;
and to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of
silver." Abraham was already rich, and his ability as a fierce warrior was well
known; therefore, Abimelech offered Abraham choice land to remain in Gerar,
and help defend the territory. Then he chided Sarah decently, informing, silver
was given for her brother (husband) to buy Sarah the type of veil customarily worn
by married women. She was warned, "Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing
but the truth." In other words, he is your brother, but also your husband, tell the
whole truth; because the truth you withhold can cause innocent, and righteous
people to die."

"Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his
slave women, and they gave birth. The Lord had closed up all the wombs of
the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife." Abraham and
Sarah were considered impotent as a couple; but their fortunes changed tremendously;
God used a Spiritual Principle found at Job 42:7-11 to effect a New Beginning
of Posterity. "Jehovah said, My Servant Job will pray for you: Jehovah turned the
captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends. Jehovah added to Job all that had
been his, to double. All his brothers, and all his sisters, and all those who had
known him before came to him. Each one also gave him a piece of money, and
each one a ring of gold."

When Abraham prayed for Abimelech; Jehovah turned their captivity of impotence,
and Sarah conceived and delivered the Son promised to Abraham.







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* By CLEMENT JOHNSON
LAST week Sunday we heard from
the gospel of how the women left for
the tomb on that first Easter Sunday
morning. They knew what awaited
them at the end of their journey. Or
so they thought.
They left the house that Easter
morning to carry out the chore of
embalming Jesus's body. The Bible
says that they carried with them
spices, which they had prepared.
These were the spices used to pre-
pare the body for burial. At the end
of their journey they expected to find
a dead body. We often forget that
fact. We already know what they will
find when they arrive at the tomb.
We have heard the story so many
times before and we know that they
will discover that Jesus is alive.
Minds
In our minds they are headed for
the empty tomb of Easter that epito-
mises the glory of God's redemptive
power and eternal life. But in their
minds they were going to the place of
the dead: the tombs. They were
going not to view life, but to gaze
upon and touch death.
They even brought the embalming
fluid to prepare their loved one for
everlasting sleep, not everlasting life.
Many of us approach life with the
same expectations that those women
had. It is like a long walk toward
death. Every day is another step clos-
er to the tombs. In our minds the ulti-
mate destination is the place of the
dead. Just as those women sorrowful-
ly walked through the early morning
mist, they sadly walk through the
mist of life.
While all that is important, it is not
the point of the story. The women
came seeking death, but they found
something different that morning.
When they got to the tomb the stone
was rolled awav and the body was
gone. Our reaction to that scene is


"He is Alive!" But the women didn't
reach that conclusion. Instead they
were perplexed at what they saw.
Then two men in dazzling gar-
ments appear to them. angels we sup-
pose. And they were frightened and
fell on the ground. Then the angels
said: "Why do you seek the living
among the dead? Remember, he said
he would die and on the third day
rise again." Then they remembered
and realized that Jesus had risen. So
they ran to tell the others: "He is
Alive!"
Those women were mourning the
dead when they had a sudden
encounter with the resurrection.
God's power came to the place
where the tombs, the place where
they had gathered. It was at first sub-
tle, a rolled-away stone, an empty
tomb, but then in the form of a daz-
zling angelic vision. The resurrection
invaded the place of the dead to
bring good news of life.
That is how the good news of res-
urrection comes to us. It invades our
lives as a stranger, unexpected, sur-
prising. Like those women we
expected to find only death. But
God's love and new life come to us
and surprise us. At Easter. God
invaded this dead world with new
life. God is still invading our dead
lives with the Good News of eternal
life in Christ.
The women accepted this good
news, but do you remember how the
other disciples reacted to the news of
Jesus's resurrection? They didn't
believe it. They thought it was an idle
tale. They said: "You know how
emotional women can get, they prob-
ably saw a shadow, got scared and
made up a story."
Peter appears to have at least given
the resurrection a second thought.
He ran to the tomb, but after viewing
it he went home wondering.


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RELIGION


Thursday, March 27, 2008 PG 21


'Why Jesus


had to die'


* By DR MYLES MUNROE
Senior Pastor
Bahamas Faith
Ministries International

ACCORDING to the scriptures
and all the prophecies, and the decla-
ration of Jesus Christ himself, it is
my conclusion and also the biblical
declaration that Jesus was not killed
by man or any one human entity.
In fact, "Good Friday" occurred
long before the creation of man and
thus mankind could not be responsi-
ble for the death of Jesus. Let's take
a brief look at a few scriptures that
speak for themselves:
Rev 13:8-9
:8 And all that dwell upon the
earth shall worship him, whose names
are not written in the book of life of
the Lamb slain from the foundation
of the world. KJV
Isa 53:4-5
:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows: yet we did
esteem him stricken, smitten of God,
and afflicted. KJV
Isa 53:10-54:1
:10 But the LORD was pleased to
crush Him, putting Him to grief; If
He would render Himself as a guilt
offering, He will see His offspring, He
will prolong His days. And the good
pleasure of the LORD will prosper in
His hand.
:11 As a result of the anguish of His
soul, He will see it and be satisfied;
By His knowledge the Righteous
One, My Servant, will justify the
many, As He will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore, I will allot Him a por-
tion with the great, And He will
divide the booty with the strong;
Because He poured out Himself to
death, And was numbered with the
transgressors; Yet He Himself bore
the sin of many, And interceded for
the transgressors. NAS
Review

A careful review of these scriptural
texts will show clearly that the death
of Jesus Christ, indicated here as the
Servant of God, was not the result of
a carefully devised human scheme or
concoction, but was a deliberate pre-
destined, pre-determined divine deci-
sion by the creator in his redemptive
programme to restore all mankind to
his perfect will. Note particularly
these statements:
"Smitten of God" or "The Lord
was pleased to crush Him, putting
him to grief", and "Yet He himself
bore our sin...".


Thus we see that God takes
responsibility for the death and suf-
fering of Jesus Christ for the benefit
of the Jews, the Romans and all
mankind, including every Bahamian
in the nation today.
The words of Jesus himself sum it
all up when he states:
John 10:17-19
:17 The reason my Father loves me
is that I lay down my life only to
take it up again. 18 No-one takes it
from me, but I lay it down of nmy own
accord. I have authority to lay it
down and authority to take it up
again. This command I received from
my Father. NIV
Truth

What a wonderful truth and divine
relief that no man killed Jesus, but
rather, the incalculable love of the
heavenly Father that created us in
his image, to the proactive choice
and divine prerogative to kill himself
in order to save our lives from the
destructive impact of our rebellion
against him.
This word rebellion is the Hebrew
word we translate as sin. Good
Friday is about this very issue of sin.
The Old Testament scriptures of
Leviticus, also included in the Jewish
scriptures and the Islamic Koran,
declare that the atonement for Sin is
only possible by the shedding of
blood.
Lev 17:11
:11 For the life of a creature is in
the blood, and I have given it to you
to make atonement for yourselves on
the altar; it is the blood that makes
atonement for one's life. NIV


(Heb 9:22
22 In fact, the law requires that
nearly everything be cleansed with
blood, and without the shedding of
blood there is no forgiveness. NIV)
Good Friday was the greatest act
of a loving Heavenly Father express-
ing his love for this image in each
man and paying the ultimate price to
redeem us from our own folly.
Essential
Finally, it is essential to note that
the death of Jesus was not and must
not be considered an act of "sui-
cide", because the notion of suicide,
of always motivated by an individ-
ual's response to personal distress,
frustration, hopelessness and depres-
sion. The death of Jesus was com-
pletely opposite in nature in that is


was not caused by distress, stress or
hopelessness, but rather was initiated
to relieve others from stress, distress
and give us-all hope for life and
beyond the grave. His resurrection
from the dead guaranteed our hope
that we to will win over the greatest
enemy of mankind, death itself.
Reminder

Easter is also a reminder that, of
all the religions of the world, the
Christian faith is the only faith in
which the founder personally and
wilfully died and shed his blood on
the cross for His followers and
assures them of a bodily resurrection
by his own. Good Friday is not day
for Christians but for the whole
world and all humanity.
This is the joy of the Easter mes-
sage and cause for all men every-
where in every nation and race to
have hope. He was not killed he
decided to die in our place in order
to keep the integrity of his word to
himself and destroy the stain and
power of sin in every man's life.


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invite you to worship with them at

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INTERNATIONAL INC"

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located Jerome Avenue, one block north of the
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PG 22 Thursday, March 27, 2008


The Tribune


'We always had fish on Friday!'


By REM DR J EMMETTE WEIR

SOME time later, Jesus withdrew to
the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (or
Tiberias), and a large crowd of peo-
ple who had seen the signs he per-
formed in healing the sick followed
him. Then Jesus went up the hill-side
and sat down with his disciples. It was
near the time of Passover, the great
Jewish festival.
Raising his eve and seeing a large
crowd towards him, Jesus said to
Philip, "Where are we to btuy' bread to
feed these people, this he said to test
him; Jesus himself knew what he
meant to do. Philip replied twentyv
pounds would not buy enough bread
for every one of them to have. A little
one of his disciple Andrew, the broth-
er of Simon Peter, said to him, "There
is a boy here who has five barley
loaves and two fishes; but what is that
among so many?"
esus said. "Make the people
sit'down." There was plenty
of grass there, so the men sat
down, about 5,000 of them.
Then Jesus took the loaves, gave
thanks, and distributed them to the
people as they sat there. He did the
same with the fishes, and they had as
much as they wanted. When every-
one had enough, he said to His disci-
ples, "Collect the pieces left over, so
that nothing may be lost." This they
- did, and filled 12 baskets with pieces
left uneaten of the five barley
loaves." John 6:1- 14 (The New
English Bible)

Maternal

My maternal grandmother, the late
Estella Taylor, was a high Anglican
"of the old school." Such being the
case, she was a strict disciplinarian.






I_ IGHT


"Mama," as she was affectionately
called by all her grandchildren, was a
devout member of St Barnabas
Anglican Church.
Thus, during Lent there were two
things she insisted upon every Friday
- first she always cooked fish, a deli-
cious mouth-watering meal and
second, she would always take us
to Stations of the Cross in the
evening.
Yes, during Lent we always had
fish on Friday!
Later, when I was a student at the-
ological seminary in Jamaica, it was
the custom to serve fish on Friday.
Like in most boarding schools, the
meals served followed a rigid cycle
with certain dishes served on the
days of the week. Soon the students
knew what would be on the menu
each day. Thus, a typical remark of


the sixth day of the week would be,
"Well, today is Friday. We'll have
fish for dinner today!" (Most of them
liked fish, but certainly not all).
Now you may wonder why fish is
such an important meal for
Christians. Well, there are several
good reasons for this custom of eat-
ing fish, especially on Friday.
For starters. Jesus, in feeding the
hungry multitudes always fed them
with fish. Indeed, the feeding of the
five thousand is the only miracle
which is recorded in all four Gospels
(In addition to the text cited above
see Matthew 14:15-21; Mark 6:30-44:
and Luke 9:20-17) and in so doing,
He provided them with a meal con-
sisting of bread and fish.
Moreover, in Christian history the
fish has always been an important
symbol of Christianity. Indeed, next
to the Cross it remains as the most
well recognized symbol of the
Christian faith! In many of the his-
torical documents of the early
Church, the fish is a symbol which is
to be found inscribed to describe
"The faith of our fathers."
Now, it is interesting to note that
modem experts in the field of medi-
cine are advising us to eat a lot of
fish because it is very good for our
health! Those who read the columns
written by Mrs Pratt will note that
she does recommend the eating of
fish as part of a healthy diet.
Whereas the "red meats" may cause
diseases such as high blood pressure,
heart trouble, diabetes, etc, fish,
which is low in cholesterol, is very
healthy food.
Many of "the old folks" who ate a
lot of fish were healthy and did not
suffer as much from these diseases
which affect so many of us today,
especially those who "can't control


Church Notes


GREAT Commission Ministries International is expected to dedicate
its headquarters on Wulff Road at 4pm on March 27. The building will
be called the Erma Miller Centre.
Great Commission Ministries is a non-governmental organization that
is mandated to care for the poor, homeless and underprivileged youth.
In 2009, the Church of God, Bahamas Turks & Caicos Islands, under
the leadership of Bishop John Humes (national overseer and administra-
tive bishop) will celebrate 100 years of Pentecostal movement in the
Bahamas. On March 31, the Church of God will launch its pre-centennial
celebrations during its 87th Annual National Convention Centre, Joe
Farrington Road.


their weight. Yes, too many
Bahamians are suffering from obesi-
ty. My father, who enjoyed boiled
grouper at breakfast especially on
Sunday, lived well into his 80s. And
his elder sister, Aunt Una Henry, her
favourite meal was 'jacks'.
"Emmette, bring me some jacks,"
she would request whenever I went
to the old fish market or that at
Montagu Beach dock She reached
age 94.

Popular

So you see the extremely popular
Bahamian custom of feasting on fish
on Good Friday is a very good thing!
It is good because it has theological
sanction in the ministry of our Lord,
who fed the multitudes with fish, and
evidently enjoyed eating it Himself
(John 21 :6-14), and it has been a
symbol of the Christian faith from
that time until the present day.
Moreover, it is a good thing
because it is very healthy food which,
according to dieticians, helps us to
maintain normal blood pressure, a
healthy heart and even an alert brain
So 'Mama' was wise in insisting
during Lent that "we always had fish
on
Friday!" Yes, my friend, fish is
good for the body and the mind, and
even the soul! Just bear this in mind
whether you like grouper (like my
father) or 'jacks' (like my aunt!) or
snappers (like me), or any of the
other delicacies from the water sur-
rounding our Islands.
And since fish is so beneficial in so
many ways, perhaps we all should
"always have Fish on Friday"...and at
least one other day of the week.
Beloved, continue to "Walk in the
Light".


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RELIGION


St Saviours


march


on Palm Sunday

WHEN Palm Sunday rolled
around this year members of St
Saviours were looking forward
to this key celebration which
marks the start of Holy Week.
There were services held at St
Andrews in Arthur's Town and
St Peter's in Knowles, Cat
Island. When members started
the procession their melodious
voices rang out some familiar
hymns attributed to Jesus' tri- .
umphant entry into Jerusalem
that first Palm Sunday.
Hymns, such as "All Glory, r a
Laud and Honor" and "Ride
on! Ride on in majesty!", were
sung under the capable direc-
torship of Mr Milton Smith
musical coordinator. .0
Father Burton was in the
north and Father Edward "
"Rex" Seymour was in the
south, at St Peter's. This island q .
has eleven churches, but many
of the edifices are closed so it is
more advisable to combine con-
gregations when the need aris- ,.* **
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'Culture-Up, Kids Get Ready to Lead'


* By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer
pburrows@tribunemedia.net
Hoping to bend a tree while it
is young, Dr Myles Munroe
and the Children's Fine
Arts Conservatory of Bahamas Faith
Ministries, in conjunction with other
churches in the Carmichael Road
community, and the School Guidance
Unit of the Ministry of Education,
hosted the first national children's
leadership training day at the
Diplomat Centre earlier this month.
The event, dubbed, "Culture-Up,
Kids Get Ready to Lead", attracted
31 schools (grades 4 6), including
students from the Centre for the Deaf
and the Erin H Gilmour School for
the Blind.
The event was officially opened by
Pastor Mark Bethel, fine arts director
of Bahamas Faith Ministries. Other
opening remarks came from Charles
Maynard, Minister of State for
Culture, and Desmond Bannister, MP
for the Carmichael constituency.
"I'm very excited about Culture
Up.. .we are not waiting until kids


(ABOVE)- DR MYLES MUNROE encourages the children. CHARLES MAYNARD (RIGHT),
Minister of State for Culture and a former Queens College student, speaks to children.


grow up to participate in criminology,
crime and violent activity. We believe
that if we can address the youth prob-
lem at a young age, we do not have to
worry about it at an older age," said
Dr Munroe, giving support to
Proverbs 22:6, which encourages
leaders to train a child so that when
he is older he will not depart from it.


The students enjoyed a Junkanoo
rushout courtesy of St Thomas More
Primary School and C R Walker
Senior High School. The students
were also engaged in a dynamic
drama, Bloodline-Culture-Up, fol-
lowed by a dance by the Children's
Conservatory of BFM.
BFM's Young Champions Boys
Club, the "Yellow Bahamian" -
Derek Adams, Oden (Daddy) Moss,
Tracey- Tracey and Messiah Praise,
and Minister D J Counselor also
brought musical performances all
geared towards getting the students
excited about positive music.
Dr Munroe, renowned motivation-
al speaker and leadership expert,
tapped into the hearts of every stu-
dent present as he shared his simple
yet profound message "Know your
Purpose, Maximise your Potential:
Kids get Ready to Lead". The event
came to a close with a special prayer
and dedication of every student pres-
ent.
According to organizers, the aim of
"Culture Up" was to motivate chil-
dren to discover and believe in their
potential to become leaders. With an
understanding of their leadership
potential, students will begin to inte-
grate positive leadership attitudes,
values, practices and morals as nor-
mal behaviour.
This "Culture-Up" event was the


first instalment in an ongoing mentor-
ship initiative to help steer Bahamian
young persons in a positive direction.
Dr Munroe noted that this leader-
ship programme has a four-fold
objective. Firstly, organizers want the
students to develop positive values
through recognizing their gifts and
having positive self-esteem. Secondly,
they want students to establish posi-
tive opinions and ways of thinking.
Thirdly. they want to help children to
establish positive relationships in
their lives by choosing good friends
who will have positive impacts.
Finally, children will be encouraged
to perform well academically, display
good conduct and give service to the
community.
Dr Munroe believes that, with guid-
ance and assistance from the entire
Bahamian community, children will
develop positive values, choose
friends wisely, and be motivated to
excel in school.
"We know that in every child there
is potential for leadership. And by
definition, leadership is the organisa-
tion and co-ordination of resources,
energy, relationships in a productive
context for an intended result. We
believe that children do not have to
grow up to become leaders. They can
learn leadership 'even at this young
age," Dr Munroe said.
As a follow-up to this national chil-
dren's leadership initiative, in
September, 2008. BFMI will ajso
spearhead a national leadership culti-
vation programme which is designed
to provide mentorship for very young
children in improving, refining, devel-
oping and cultivating their skills.


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