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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: April 14, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Search for 33-year-old man

in connection with killing

and possible rape
* By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemed.ia.net
POLICE are searching for 33-
year-old Sandor Fowler for ques-
tioning in connection with the mur-
der, and possible rape, of an 86-
year-old grandmother who has
lived in the quiet and "peaceful"
community of Dannottage Estates
for over 30 years.
Visiting the gruesome scene yes-
terday, Asst Supt Walter Evans
informed the media that Mrs Iris
Archer, 86, had been stabbed "mul-
tiple times" and an attempt had Hi
been made to set her body on fire.
According to police, the coun- that Mrs Archer had been sexually
try's homicide rate now stands at 19 assaulted.
for the year. However, he did confirm that
As the pathologist had yet to the assailant had attempted to set
inspect the body, ASP Evans said fire to the deceased's "hip area".
he could neither confirm nor deny SEE page 14


Eileen Carron honoured

by Zonta Club of Nassau
THE Tribune's publisher Eileen
Carron was honoured yesterday
during the Zonta Club of Nassau's
25th anniversary celebration.
One of 25 honorees, Mrs Carron
was recognized for her contributions
to the advancement of women and
her many contributions to Bahami-
an society.
At the anniversary luncheon, held
yesterday at the Sandals Royal
Bahamian Resort, a short video -
put together by the members of the
Zonta Club highlighted the
Achievements of each of the 25 hon-
orees.
Mrs Carron was recognized as a
"woman of strong convictions, espe-
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delayed again
* By NATARIO McKENZIE
THE CASE of two police offi-
cers charged in connection with
the brutal beating of a man, who
died earlier this year after spend-
ing seven months in a coma, faces
another delay as there appeared
to be uncertainty over who was
prosecuting the case.
The accused officers Corpo-
ral Donavon Gardiner, 35, of
Flamingo Gardens, and Consta-
ble Tavares Bowleg, 31, of Gar-
den Hills appeared before Mag-
istrate Guillimena Archer at
Court 10, Nassau Street.
Corporal Gardiner has been
charged with causing grievous
SEE page 14


* By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
THE Bahamas' tourism
industry may face significant fall-
out from the United States'
financial crisis starting early next
year, former Governor of Cen-
tral Bank James Smith predicted
yesterday.
Speaking as a guest on the
IslandFM radio talk show Par-
liament Street, Mr Smith sug-
gested that the country's number
one industry has not yet experi-
enced the full repercussions from
the US economy's woes, but will
do so during the January to
April, 2009, tourism season.
American visitors travelling
to the Bahamas in the coming
months, he explained, most like-
ly booked their vacations long
before they were affected in any


way by the sub-prime mortgage
crisis. These tourists are cur-
rently vacationing in the
Bahamas and will continue to
do so for most of 2008.
Mr Smith indicated that when
it comes to new bookings for
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One man dead,
one in hospital
after shooting
incidents
R By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net
TWO separate shooting inci-
dents in New Providence over the
weekend left one man dead and
another in hospital in serious con-
dition.
In the early hours of Saturday,
police recorded the shooting
death of an unidentified man
believed to be in his mid-30s.
Although circumstances seem-
ingly point to this being a mur-
der, press liaison officer Asst Supt
Walter Evans told The Tribune
yesterday there is information
which has led police to refrain
from classifying the case as a
homicide at this time.
Reports are that the shooting
victim was near Bahama Avenue
and Crooked Island Street at
around 5am on Saturday when
he was killed.
Emergency medical personnel
were called in and the man was
pronounced man dead at the
S scene.
The victim suffered from gun-
SEE page 14

STaxi driver is

Skilled in three

vehicle crash
ONE of Eleuthera's best-
known characters, taxi-driver
Benjamin 'Ben' Delancy, was
killed in a three-car crash at
Hatchet Bay yesterday.
His death occurred on his 69th
birthday, only a few hours after
his children in the United States
had phoned to say "Many Happy
Returns".
The tragedy came within a
minute of Mr Delancy dropping
off a passenger, Craig Kemp, at
Eleuthera Island Shores. Last
night, Mr Kemp was said to be
badly shaken, realising he had
narrowly escaped being in the
accident.
The crash happened in "down-
town" Hatchet Bay, opposite the
shopping plaza which burned
down last week.
Relative and friend Gilbert
Kemp told The Tribune last night:
"The whole community is in
mourning. Ben lost his life right
near the site of the plaza fire. It is
a double tragedy for the people
there.
"Ben was one of the best-
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JUST a week after he visited
the Bahamas, Haiti's parliament
has voted to dismiss Prime Min-
ister Jacques Edouard follow-
ing deadly protests over rising
food prices.
The Associated Press report-
ed yesterday that Senator
Gabriel Fortune said that 16 of
Haiti's 27 senators voted in
favour of the dismissal in Sat-
urday's session.
The vote reflects widespread
frustration over the rising cost
of living in the impoverished
country that sparked deadly
clashes between protesters and
UN peacekeepers earlier this
week.
Protesters blame the govern-
ment for failing to create jobs
and control soaring food prices,
and some demonstrators called
for President Rene Preval's res-
ignation. The violence left at
least five people dead.
On Saturday, President
Preval had pledged to support
any decision the lawmakers
made on Prime Minister Alexis.
Prime Minister Alexis sur-
vived a no-confidence vote over
the government's handling of
the economy in February. He
was nominated to be prime
minister in May, 2006.
After the prime minister's
dismissal, a UN soldier was shot
and killed in Port-au-Prince,
mission spokeswoman Sophie
Boutaud de la Combe said.
The soldier was a member of
a 1,000-strong unit that deals
with riots, she said.
President Preval announced a
drop in the price of rice Satur-


A DEMONSTRATOR eats grass in front of a United Nations Brazilian peacekeeping soldier during a protest
against the high cost of living in Port-au-Prince, on Tuesday, April 8. Some aid organizations are warning
of a widening nutritional crisis in Haiti, where spiralling food prices have sparked more than a week of protests
and led to the ouster of the nation's No. 2 politician.


day in a bid to defuse anger
over rising food prices.
After meeting with food
importers in the National
Palace, Mr Preval said the price
of a 50-pound bag of rice will
drop from $51 to $43, a reduc-
tion of 15.7 per cent.
The Haitian president said
that the government will use
international aid money to sub-
sidise the price of rice and that
the private sector has agreed to
knock $3 off the price of each
bag.


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a United Nations police officer, identified in a forensics report as Niger-
ian Corporal Nagya Aminu, was pulled from a car and killed execution
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TORCHBEARERS ASSOCIATION HITS OUT



FNM youth wing



accuses PLP



counterparts of


'politics of fear'


THE Torchbearers Associa-
tion, the youth wing of the
FNM, took a shot at the Pro-
gressive Young Liberals yester-
day, stating that they found it
"amazing" how people who
claim to love the Bahamas often
do "precious little" to help in
its growth and development.
Admitting that there is
enough blame to go around for
the crime situation and the vio-
lence in the country's schools,
the Torchbearers reminded the
PYL that "genuine people"
look for ways to combine their
efforts to make the Bahamas a
better place for all, instead of
"seizing the opportunity" to
exploit an unfortunate situation.
"Politics of fear seems to be
the PLP modus operandi. Every
day there is the sermon of doom
and damnation. It is suspect if a
group of supposedly civilized
people is always wishing for
'doomsday'. Isn't there some-
one in the PLP who is capable
of thinking, talking or acting
positive?
"The PYL, the voice of the
PLP, continue to politicise
crime and the negative behav-
iour by a very small group of
youths. The reality is that crime
is everybody's business. It
affects PLP and FNM. Too
many children and even some
adults seem to be suffering from
'peer pressure' that need our
collective steering toward a bet-
ter way.
"The Minister of Education
Carl Bethel and the president
of the Bahamans Union of
Teachers Ida Poitier-Turnquest
wisely have not endorsed police
on school campuses. There are
many pros and cons but nothing
short of parents participation
and taking responsibility for
their children's actions will help.
Police in the school is only a
band-aid on a gaping wound.
We must address the symp-
toms," the party said.
In addition, the Torchbear-
ers noted that in their despera-
tion to gain "political brownie
points", the PLP/PYL are
attempting to utilise the "doom
and gloom" scare tactics that
will only add "insult to injury".
"One or two police officers
on a school premises can hard-
ly prevent 50 young gang mem-
bers who have no regard for law
and order, also no fear of God


"The idea of
police in schools
has been rejected
by sensible PLPs
behind the scene,
but for political
mileage the PLP is
encouraging the
PYL to incite the
teachers and
students,
by advocating for
police in schools."

or man, from entering a school
campus. The PLY should have
confessed that their leader and
deputy leader allowed 'hard-
ened criminals' to be released
from prison, long before they
had a chance to experience any
kind of rehabilitation. This must
have had a devastating effect
and a strain on our already
heavily taxed police force, espe-
cially since most crimes are
committed by hardened crimi-
nals who are already out on
bail.
"This idea of police in schools
has been rejected by sensible
PLPs behind the scene, but for
political mileage the PLP is
encouraging the PYL to incite
the teachers and students, by
advocating for police in schools.
They believe that they could
beat this drum of fear. We in
the Torchbearers have not seen
any indication how the PYL
intend to join forces as respon-
sible youth, to have meaning-
ful dialogue to address this vex-
ing problem that affects both
the PLP and FNM, that also
includes children of PLP and
FNM.
"This cancer that is being vis-
ited upon us as a country will
not easily go away if the politi-
cal groups are always appear-
ing to have a continuous war.
This poor example is not con-
ducive to building, but is des-
perately designed to destroy; a
path that the PLP has been
doing since May, 2002. It is time
for the leaders of the country
whether it is in parliament, the
church or our youth organisa-
tions to sit down and intelli-
gently discuss this cancer. No
amount of posturing will get the
job done," the FNM youth wing
said.
The Torchbearers added that
the FNM will not be bullied by
a "worthless opposition" that
had an opportunity to move the
Bahamas forward, but chose to
give away our birthright for
"God knows what".


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man arrPsien
for alleged
possession of
820,000 worth
of cocaine
A 28-YEAR-OLD man
was arrested over the week-
end after he was found in
possession of $20,000 worth
of cocaine.
Police also arrested three
men in connection with ille-
gal firearm possession.
While on routine patrol on
Wulff Road near Montrose
Avenue shortly before 8pm.
on Friday, Mobile Division
officers observed a 1993 bur-
gundy Geo Prizm with two
male occupants.
As the officers approached
the vehicle, the men got out
of the car and fled. The offi-
cers immediately gave chase
on foot.


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"The man who exited from
the driver's side of the car
was caught with a powdery
substance around the face.
The other man escaped,"
press liaison officer Asst Supt
Walter Evans said yesterday.
Police conducted a search
of the Geo Prizm vehicle and
discovered two and a half
pounds of cocaine. The 28-
year-old man who was caught
by the officers was arrested
and is in in police custody.
The street value of the
drugs found in the car is esti-
mated at $20,000.
Around 4am on Sunday,
officers from Central police
station were on patrol in
Dumping Ground Corner in
Bain Town when they saw a
Ford Explorer with heavily
tinted windows.
Police stopped the vehicle
and the three occupants were
ordered to get out and then
searched by the officers.
One of the three men had a
.9mm handgun in his posses-
sion. He is a juvenile resident
of that area. The other two
men are 18-year-old residents
of Bain Town. All three were
arrested and are in custody.
Police are also investigat-
ing an armed robbery which
occurred after 9am on Satur-
day.
Reports are that a man
posing as a customer entered
Arrow Travel Tours on Vil-
lage Road and demanded
cash'after threatening
employees with a weapon.
He robbed an employee
and escaped with cash.

Officials: At least
one person killed
in small plane
crash in Florida
* LAKELAND, Fla.
A SMALL plane crashed in
central Florida, killing at least
one person aboard, authorities
said, according to Associated
Press.
The crash occurred around
11:15 a.m. Sunday, just west of
the Lakeland Linder Regional
Airport, where the Sun 'n Fun
Fly-In was wrapping up, the
Polk County Sheriff's Office
reported.
The fixed-wing, single-engine
plane was taking off from the
airport when it crashed for
unknown reasons, said Federal
Aviation Administration
spokeswoman Kathleen
Bergen.
At least one person was
killed and the aircraft was
destroyed by fire, authorities
said. The total number of peo-
ple aboard wasn't immediately
known.
The owner of the plane was
identified as Gerald Schkolnik,
44, of Bluffton, S.C., but author-
ities said the identity of the
deceased person is still not
known.
Witnesses saw an explosion
when the plane collided with
the ground, the sheriff's office
reported, and a brush fire start-
ed after the crash. Less than an
acre of pasture was burned, and
no structures were damaged.


Former employee set to take


legal action over


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT A former
Freeport Container Port
employee who was dismissed
following a random urine drug
test is pursuing legal action
against the company after the
results of an independent drug
test in the United States came
back negative.
Lynden Gardiner, a former
charge hand, was dismissed on
February 27 after he was
reportedly informed by com-
pany officials that his urine
test taken in January came
back positive for drugs.
Mr Gardiner, 41, has
retained a local lawyer to file a
lawsuit against the container
port.
He claims that management
refused to conduct the proper
and required follow-up hair
follicle test before dismissing
him and others in February.
"This is my reputation and
my character on the line," he
said. "This could ruin my
employment record or even
my ability to get a travel visa,"
he said.
Freeport Container Port
officials did not wish to com-
ment on the matter when con-
tacted by The Tribune on Fri-
day.
Mr Gardiner said he was
employed for nine years with
the company. He said that he
never took drugs or drank
alcohol and so he was shocked
to learn that his test came
back positive for drugs.
After expressing his con-
cerns to officials, Mr Gardiner
said he was told that the initial
urine sample would be sent
off to New York for a second
test.
However, he was again


Man claims he was

wrongfully dismissed from

Freeport Container Port


informed that it also tested
positive for drugs.
Convinced that he was
wrongfully dismissed, Mr Gar-
diner took matters into his
own hands and went to a lab-
oratory testing facility in Fort
Lauderdale on March 3.
Global MRO conducted a
hair follicle test which is able
detect drug use within a three
to six-month period. The test
result were negative for
drugs, namely amphetamines,
cocaine, marijuana, opiates,
and phencyclidine (PCP).
Mr Gardiner said lab offi-
cials in the US and Freeport
had said that companies are
normally advised not to rely
strictly on urine test, and that
a follow-up hair follicle
test should be taken before


dismissal.
Mr Gardiner claims that he
is not the only worker wrong-
fully dismissed following the
random urine test.
He said he lost his benefits,
including 60 per cent school
fee assistance, group insur-
ance, and his full savings ben-
efit. He also said that he was
only paid two weeks' salary
for each year of service. He
claims that he is entitled to a
month's salary for each year of
service.
"I am trying to understand
why wasn't the proper follow-
up hair follicle test conduct-
ed before we were fired. I
have a family to support and
this has been a tremendous
strain on me and my family,"
he said.


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What Haiti's unrest means for us


BAHAMIANS could be forgiven for exhal-
ing a collective sigh of resignation when crowds
of Haitians were seen on our television screens
last week storming the gates of the National
Palace in Port-au-Prince.
When the situation becomes dire in Haiti,
The Bahamas needs to brace itself for another'
'invasion' from the south. A mass exodus from
Haiti of Bahamas-bound immigrants seems cer-
tain following the latest unrest in that beautiful
but stricken land.
Global, and specifically US, economic prob-
lems affect us all, as can be witnessed in Nassau
with the marked and noticeable downturn in
tourism business. Few countries are immune
from economic forces outside their control.
But in a country like Haiti, where there is
no fat to trim, and little daylight between sur-
vival and death, the repercussions are instant
and harsh.
Thus, the people of Haiti are again at starva-
tion point, making mud pies out of dirt and salt
to keep their systems working, and turning on
the National Palace in what appears to be a
forlorn plea for sustenance.
A sudden increase in the cost of living, trig-
gered in part by rising oil and rice prices, took
the desperate populace over the edge. The result.
was what has now become a typical, and dis-
tressing, Port-au-Prince scenano: burning bar-
ricades, crowds fleeing from flying bullets, and
a pervasive overhang of despair.
Haitian-born attorney Ehezer Regnier told
The Tribune last week, only a-few days after
returning from Haiti, that people there are now
lacking all their staple foods. Families are won-
dering how to feed their children. It is a critical
situation.
For President Rene Preval, now serving his
second term in the National Palace, the signs are
not promising. Haitians have a history of turn-
ing on their president when times are hard, and
Preval must now be wondering whether he will
share the fate of his predecessor, Jean-Bertrand
Aristide, who fled into exile in 2004.
When he came to power two years ago, the
relatively benign Preval was seen as a potential
saviour. He had some success in clearing warring
gangs off the streets, but has made little head-
way in lifting his nation of seven million souls
out of the abyss of poverty.
Over the weekend, he announced subsidies to
blunt the impact of the rice crisis, but one won-
ders how effective these will be in the long-
term, especially in a country whose own sol-
vency is always in doubt.
Haitians are now so hungry that they talk of
"eating bleach" an expression to describe the
growling abdominal pains that result from a
chronic lack of nourishment. Though hardened
to adversity many Haitians have to limp along
on less than two dollars a day they see actual
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was once so fertile and bountiful.
In The Bahamas, Haiti's continuing prob-
lems have serious long-term implications. There
is already a deepening fear that entire areas
will become creolised, and that within two or
three decades, Bahamian culture will lie sub-
merged under an overlay of foreign attitudes
and social mores.
Much larger countries like Britain, with its 60
million people, can absorb foreign elements
much more easily than The Bahamas, whose
population is no bigger than that of an average
UK provincial town. Yet even there, despair is
growing over the emergence of what are, in
effect, cultural ghettos in which the average
indigenous Briton feels like an outsider.
In Abaco, Haitian influence is already
marked, and could become overwhelmingly so
within the next decade. In Nassau, pockets of
this alien, Creole-speaking culture are already
causing aggravation and disquiet. It would be
ingenuous to believe this situation will improve
while Haiti itself remains in its present parlous
state. The mechanics for getting people out of
Haiti and into The Bahamas are already well-
established. For the traffickers, human smug-
gling is lucrative business. For the "clients" des-
perate people ready to risk all for the prospect
of escape it is their one and only hope.
Though poverty, violence and social unrest
have been part of Haiti's history since it seized
independence from the French 204 years ago, it
was only in the 1960s during the despotic reign
of the Duvaliers that its troubles began rever-
berating throughout The Bahamas.
In the early years of Francois 'Papa Doc'
Duvalier's rule rough-hewn sloops began head-
ing north from Haiti with cargoes of desperate
refugees seeking new lives in The Bahamas or
the United States. This inward flow of Haitians
has been continuing, in varying degrees, over
four decades. And, if Mr Regnier is right, the
latest troubles will push hundreds more refugees
towards our shores.
"If things get worse, definitely we can expect
them to start heading in this direction," he said.
"This unrest will result in tremendous numbers
trying to get here."
So far, successive Bahamian governments
have shown neither the will nor wherewithal
to hold the hordes at bay. At times, a policy of
laissez-faire appears to have allowed the prob-
lem to mushroom by default.
Now it's time to put a cohesive, intelligible
plan in place to resist the onslaught and, if pos-
sible, dampen down the problem at its source.
With more and more Bahamians now looking
for work themselves in an economy which is
far from buoyant, it would be social suicide to
allow further infiltration by foreigners in search
of the employment, and stability, their own
country can't provide.


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and God


EDITOR, The Tribune.

APOLOGIES can be very
nasty things, especially if the
persons who are demanding
one will not be satisfied with
whatever form or manner the
apology is given; they usually
know how they want you to
apologize and what they want
you to give in exchange for
the pain they have suffered.
Apologies take a more
intense turn when they have
to cross a racial divide, and
they become even more com-
plex when members of differ-
ent racial groups do all that
they can to keep the old
wounds fresh. '
You get the impression that
if these wounds were to be
healed, or if they went away,
some persons would have
nothing to live for; maybe this
is the reason why some per-
sons have to be dead and
buried before any kind of rec-
onciliation can happen.
In The Bahamas, we have
a very peculiar problem in this
area, in that all the persons
who call themselves Bahami-
ans have found ways to get
along.
We have even accepted the
fact that there are groups who
go out of their way to fan the
fires of racism when it is polit-
ically convenient for them to
do so.
We have also accepted the
fact that even though some
persons carry on this way, they
have no shame about who
they want their business part-
ners to be and they will go out
of their way to "block" anoth-
er person even though that


person shares the same racial
profile as they do.
We have not yet confronted
the issue of rank hypocrisy
among the brothers of a dark-
er hue in this nation, it is like
we have some kind of special
exemption because of what
was done to our ancestors in
the past.
The problem with this is
that the people we accuse of
bringing so much pain into our
lives because of the past indis-
cretions of their ancestors
have had sense enough to stay
out of the way, and we have
instead, turned on ourselves
in ways that have begun to
make the events of the past a
safe but distant memory.
Who would have foreseen
the road that we went down
after 1967?
Politicians going into the
school system to disrupt the
institution of education that
gave them most of the tools
they needed to bring us to that
1967 moment.
Lewis Yard, where we
showed how we were pre-
pared to deal with persons
who were critical of our mis-
steps the ungodly inserting
of political loyalty into the
family structure, which creat-
ed situations where family
members were making choic-
es between allegiance to fam-
ily or political party.
The sacrificing of Carlton.
Francis and countless others


on the altar of political expe-
diency. Ours is a long list of
stuff and the issue here is that
apoligies have to come from
within the race, before we
make demands elsewhere; at
least this is the biblical proce-
dure.
But, it is apparent that even
in some churches you have
pastors and social leaders who
have been demonized by
political influence and they
put their party way ahead of
their Christian responsibility.
For them politics is an idol
to be worshipped.
Who do we look to for an
apology regarding the present
crime situation, that has seem-
ingly exploded just 40 years
after 1967?
The persons who use their
pulpits for things other than
the proclamation of the word
of truth should be pressed to
.give us an answer for they
should know what 40 years
represents in biblcal terms.
We have to accept that this
generation is the one that
came out of 1967, and that we
were blessed with enough
prosperity to do whatever it
was that we should have done,
but we made the choice to run
after other gods.
If we seriously reflect upon
the course we took, it is time
for us as a nation to apologize
not only to one another, but to
God.
Our children will never be
free of this present scourge
until we do so.

EDWARD HUTCHESON
Nassau
April 8, 2008


EDITOR, The Tribune.
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over the ownership of the Port
Authority in Freeport.
In fact he should have gone
further and placed a deadline
to the wrangling.
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ment granted an enormous,


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years to run.
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ment to consider imposing a
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Port Authority.
For, since any sale of the Port
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MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 5


* BEC moves to meet electricity demand in Abaco 0 New generators to come on stream





GENERATING MORE POWER


* By ALISON LOWE
Tribune .Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
THE Bahamas Electricity
Corporation is moving to
ensure it can better meet cur-
rent demand for electricity in
Abaco and projected future
demand in New Providence
with several large generators
set to come on stream over
the next one and half to three
years.
It is anticipated that by Sep-
tember, 2009, Abaco will have
four new 12 megawatt heavy
bunker C oil-burning genera-
tors working to ensure the
islands' supply needs are met,
said BEC chairman Frederik
Gottlieb last week, himself a
resident of Abaco.
"As we speak they are
clearing the land and putting
in the necessary infrastructure
for the new power plant," said
Mr Gottlieb.
The chairman added that,
with the amount of develop-
ment underway and forecast
for Abaco, the new plant will
"come into operation on a
very timely basis indeed."
"Right now we have a
capacity of about 27
megawatts. Demand at peak
time is around 24, so there's
not much of a margin there
and all you need is for one of
the...generators to go down or
some mishap that happens
and we have power cuts," not-
ed the chairman, who was on a
tour of the Clifton Pier plant
in New Providence when he
made his statements.
At that site, efforts are con-
tinuing to clear an area to
make way for BEC's New
Providence operations to
expand.
By "2010 or 2011", accord-
ing to BEC general manager
Kevin Basden, the corpora-
tion aims to have two addi-


conserve energy. "We want to
take this opportunity to advise
customers relative to conser-
vation utilising electricity in a
responsible manner.
"Customers should consid-
er) utilising energy efficient
light bulbs, not having the air-
conditioning so cold...a per-


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tional 40-megawatt generators
up and running, to "improve
power supply in terms of
capacity and availability."
"We're already in the con-
sultancy stage in terms of
looking at prequalification of
contractors, design works and
all that.
"We're in an advanced
stage from a planning per-
spective," said Mr Basden.
Mr Gottlieb said last week
that the objectives of the
board of directors, along with
ensuring that BEC cleans up
its act environmentally, are to
"get 1BEC to function proper-
ly and on a profitable basis
and to ensure that we provide
quality service and a good
electricity supply."
The chairman said that liv-
ing in Abaco which he
described as a microcosm of
New Providence has provid-


ed him with a good insight
into the larger issues affecting
BEC as a whole.
"We're learning a lot from
what we're discovering there,"
he said.
After years of complaints
from Harbour Island about
powercuts on that island mak-
ing life at times miserable for
locals and extremely inconve-
nient for visitors, Mr Gottlieb
on behalf of BEC signed a
contract to have a $25 million
power station in Hatchet Bay,
Eleuthera, earlier this month.
Hot on the heels of that
signing, many residents of
New Providence were hit by a
new wave of outages.
Anthony Forbes, deputy
general manager of engineer-
ing and operations with
responsibility for energy sup-
ply, told the press during the
plant tour last week that these


were partly due to "transmis-
sion problems" and partly
resulting from "instances at
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He added that "a lot of
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pounded any difficulties
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In the face of rising oil costs,
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to reduce the charges passed
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We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place,
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BAHAMIANS were last night cedures like not leaving valuables in
urged to help themselves in the cars, to personal behaviour, like not
fight against crime by creating few- being in inappropriate places at
er opportunities for robbers and inappropriate times.
rapists. Mr Thompson referred to
The call by a former senior police "notable increases" in crimes
officer followed a massive surge of against property, including burglary
crime in 2007, with rape cases up by (43 per cent) and theft from vehi-
an alarming 80 per cent. cles (28 per cent).
Rape and robberies figured While praising police for their
prominently in the latest crime fig- "magnificent job in the area of
ures, with the latter up nearly 50 crime detection" he urged a more
per cent in what was considered a proactive approach in crime pre-
bad year for crime, which showed vention such as neighbourhood
significant increases virtually across watch programmes.
the board. He said divisional officers should
Last night, former assistant com- make crime prevention education
missioner Paul Thompson called and crime watch programmes pri-
for greater efforts from the public to orities.
cut the crime rate. Meanwhile, the public should
He said "preventable" crimes, remove crime "targets" such as
such as burglary, housebreaking, cash left in tills or around the home
shopbreaking and theft from vehi- and the means to commit crimes
cles could be reduced dramatically (ladders, crowbars etc).
if people act responsibly and vigi- He said all homes should have
lantly. access control and surveillance, with
And he stressed the importance environmental designs to include
of "target hardening" making it security arrangements.
difficult for crooks to commit any "There must always be rules and
type of crime. enforcement in the home or busi-
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and Marketing Department manager Donnalee Bowe.



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Marsh Harbour


* By GLADSTONE
THURSTON
Bahamas Information
Services
DUNDAS TOWN, Aba-
co The government has
approved four acres of land
in downtown Marsh Har-
bour on which to construct
a culture centre, BAIC
executive chairman and
South Abaco MP Edison
Key said.
The centre will showcase
strictly Bahamian features
- arts and craft, farm pro-
duce, local cuisine, enter-
tainment and more, he not-
ed.
"This is an opportunity
for your products to be pre-
sented in a bigger and bet-
ter way, and for more mon-
ey from sales to flow direct-
ly into your pockets," said
Mr. Key.
Mr. Key, the executive
chairman of Bahamas Agri-
cultural and Industrial Cor-
poration (BAIC), was the
keynote speaker as main-
land Abaco and nearby
Moore's Island produced
103 graduates in straw, shell
and coconut craft last week-
end.
The training sessions
were conducted by nation-
ally acclaimed craft tutors
Eldina Miller, Eloise Smith
and April Martin-Fox.
Their students produced a
wide variety of interesting
items using mainly native
ingredients.
Mr. Key said BAIC,
which has been conducting
classes in craft work
throughout the islands,
wants to start a revolution
in the souvenir industry.
"It is claimed," he said,
"that there are not suffi-
cient Bahamian products
available so we have to
import souvenirs for our
tourists.
"The talents I see here in
the Abacos and throughout


BAIC EXECUTIVE chairman Edison M Key and his wife Katie (left)
admire shell work from graduates of the BAIC craft classes in
Dundas Town.


STUDENTS from the Moore's Island All-Age School perform during
the BAIC craft graduation last weekend.


the other islands tell me
that such excuses amount
to just that excuses.
"There is already no rea-
son to spend as many mil-
lions of dollars as we do
importing souvenirs which
our tourists tell us they do
not want anyway.


"They want something
that is Bahamian, like the
items you produce right
here in the Abacos.
"We are serious about
taking back our souvenir
industry," said Mr. Key.
"With your support we will
be successful."


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The Wrongs of


* By Sir Ronald Sanders

ANY allegation,
repeated often
enough, has a ten-


dency to become true in the
minds of many. This technique
is being used wantonly by
detractors of Barack Obama in
the campaign for the presiden-
cy of the United States of


America. The f
reporting of a
ered seven ye;
pastor of the Ch
that Obama att
The fact that


Wright: ti

focus is the mis- delivered seven years ago is, in
sermon, deliv- itself, instructive.
ars ago, by the Listening to the debates on
church in Chicago US television channels, anyone
:ends. would be forgiven for believ-
this sermon was ing that the pastor delivered the
sermon just yesterday.
The truth is that Obama's
detractors went digging for dirt
and they trawled through every-
thing they could find to smear
him.
Eventually, someone landed
on Reverend Jeremiah Wright's
r sermon, entitled "The Day of
Jerusalem's Fall" delivered on
it It September 16, 2001, five days
-- 1M after the.atrocities of 9/11.


Context

T hereafter, the detrac-
tors of Obama ensured
that the US media was fed with
alleged quotes from the ser-
mon. I say "alleged" because
one of the statements that is
regularly attributed to this par-
ticular sermon was not in the
sermon; it was made in 2003 in
an entirely different situation.
It has to be noted that Wright
delivered this sermon five days
after 9/11. He was, like every-
one else in the world at the
time, trying to find a context
for the atrocities in which ter-
rorists flew two aircraft into the
Twin Towers in New York City
and killed thousands of inno-
cent people.
What would have spurred
such a terrible act? And, why
direct it at the United States?
What is more: how should the
people of the United States
grapple with this stark reality
that so much hate could be
directed at their country?


If-


he campaign


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These were not questions
that were unique to Reverend
Wright. Almost everyone all
over the world was con-
fronting them as well.
Wright attempted to give
some comprehension of the cat-
astrophe to his congregation
and, in doing so, he quoted the
remarks of Edward Peck, a
white, former US Ambassador
to Iraq and deputy director of
President Reagan's terrorism
task force, who was speaking
on the US television channel,


"The truth is
that Obama's
detractors
went digging
for dirt and
they trawled
through
everything
they could
find to smear


FOX News.
It was Peck, not Wright, who
said that 9/11 was America's
"chickens coming home to
roost". In other words what
Peck said was that 9/11 was, in
part, a reaction to the actions of
successive US governments in
many parts of the world which
had built up deep resentment.
How many millions of peo-
ple all over the world did not
think the same thing, including
millions in America itself? It
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but many could not help but
feel that if successive US gov-
ernments had been more even-
handed in the Middle East and
more inclined to diplomacy
rather than force in many other
parts of the world, 9/11 may not
have occurred.

Interpretation

It is instructive to read the
actual words of Reverend
Wright. He said:
"Violence begets violence.
Hatred begets hatred. And ter-
rorism begets terrorism. A
white ambassador said that
y'all, not a black militant.
Not a reverend who preaches
about racism.
An ambassador whose eyes
are wide open and who is trying
to get us to wake up and move
away from this dangerous
precipice upon which we are
now poised. The ambassador
said the people we have wound-
ed don't have the military capa-
bility we have. But they do have
individuals who are willing to
die and take thousands with
.._them. And we need to come to
"grips with that."
' Now, Barack Obama's
detractors are trying to nail him
to the cross not for what the
Reverend Wright actually said,
but for the interpretation that


they have put on his sermon.
They did not stop with. the
September, 2001, sermon. They
dug up two other statements,
one made two years later in
2003 and another in 2007. These
two statements, posted in a US
magazine, are as follows:
"The government ...wants us
to sing God Bless America. No,
no, no. God damn America;
that's in the Bible, for killing
innocent people. God damn
America for treating our citi-
zens as less than human."
(2003) and "The United States
of White America." (July 22,
2007).
Like the 2001 sermon, these
utterances of Reverend Wright
are published without context
and the full text of his state-
ments is not revealed. Obama's
detractors simply picked out the
sensational as justification for
condemnation.
But, whether American
establishment likes it or not,
black people in the US have
been treated for generations as
if the rights and entitlements of
US citizenship belonged to
whites only.
Now the detractors of Oba-
ma are using the false allega-
tions and misinterpretations of
Reverend Wright that they
themselves created to try to
push Obama out of the presi-
dential race.
The spin from the Clinton
camp is to frighten Democrats
to turn away from Obama by
saying that "if Senator Obama


doesn't show a willingness to
try to answer all the questions
now, Senator McCain and the
Republican attack machine will
not waste a minute pressuring
him to do so if he is the Demo-
cratic Party's choice in the fall.
But by then, it may be too late".
And what are the questions
they want Obama to answer?
They are basically two: Why did
he not condemn Wright's
remarks as wrong, and why did
he not leave the Church?
Obama can't say it because
his answers would be used
against him.
But, any thinking person
would know that he didn't leave
the Church, nor did he con-
demn Wright because Wright's
wrongs are not what he said -
for many millions hold the same
view; his wrongs are that he
dared to give expression to
uncomfortable and inconve-
nient truths.
Senator Obama's campaign
is set to become a lot worse as
this murky race intensifies.
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* By LLONELLA GILBERT
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MINISTER of Maritime Affairs
and Labour Dion Foulkes launched
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national development. It is also the
method by which the ILO will deliv-
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Bahamas."
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fore that all of the groups repre-
sented here today and The Bahamas
as a nation will benefit from the
ILO's DWCP," he added.
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among all partners (the government,
employers and workers), and their
findings will be sent to the ILO.
The ILO in turn will continue
providing input and information so
that all parties make informed deci-
sions.
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Bahamas, the ILO team will be
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National Congress of Trade
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Bahamian partners have done their
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workforce in the Bahamas will work
in safe and healthy environments.
President of the Bahamas
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Nutt said: "This is seen from the
employer's point of view as one of
the most comprehensive pro-
grammes put together by the ILO in
its three-tiered structure of institu-
tional strengthening, social dialogue
and labour legislation.
"We feel we can benefit tremen-
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assistance."
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work in conditions of freedom, equi-
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Assistant Professor.- Mathematics (New Providence Campus)
Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master's Degree in History Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with a
Teacher's Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected to assist with teaching Mathematics courses,
assist with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of Mathematics education courses/programmes.

Assistant Professor Physical Education (New Providence Campus)
Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Physical Education with a minimum of 3 years of school teaching; however, consideration
will also be given for persons with a Master's Degree in Physical Education plus 5 years of teaching experience along with
a Teacher's Certification or Diploma in Education. Candidates will be expected to assist with teaching Physical Education
courses, assist with supervision of student-teachers and assist with curriculum development of Physical Education
courses/programmes.

Salary Scale For Assistant Professors


Maste's Degree $39,460 $61,960
Doctorate Degree $42,160 $ 69,160

LIBRARY AND INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA SERVICES


Librariaffns(New Providence Campus)

The positions are in the areas of Public Services and the Law Library and report to the Director, Main Library and Director,
Branch Library Services respectively. The incumbents should be dynamic, innovative individuals with a strong commitment
to service within a diverse community. The Librarians will demonstrate successful administrative experience in a library,
sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to use them within the library setting and commitment to
developing a strong integrated library service within the academic environment.

The duties of each Librarian will include: management of his / her Unit / Branch, leadership in short and long-range planning
to expand and diversify library services, development and promotion of library resources and services, budget and personnel
management, initiation and management of appropriate emerging technologies, and liaison with relevant internal and external
groups.

The Librarians must possess Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science from accredited institutions, and a minimum
of two years post-Masters professional library experience. The position of Law Librarian also requires that the Librarian be
the holder of a law degree. All incumbents will demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills that engender
an excellent customer- friendly environment and professionalism. Evening and weekend reference service (on rotation),
library research, service to the community and library instruction will also be required.

Salary Scale: Master's Degree $32,710 $47,710

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by April 30, 2008. A complete application packet
consists of:

* An application letter
* College of The Bahamas' Application Form
* A detailed curriculum vita .
* Copies of all transcripts (original transcripts required upon employment)
* The names and contact information for three references

The Director
Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
Thompson Boulevard & Poinciana Drive
P. 0. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

The College of The Bahamas is the national institution of tertiary general education of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. The institution grants certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, and a growing number of Bachelor's degrees
to nearly 4,000 students. located around the Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with tertiary institutions in the
Caribbean and North America and its credits are accepted by more than 200 colleges and universities in those regions
and in Great Britain. It is poised to embark aggressively upon a major expansion of its programme offerings, its research
activities, and its physical facilities, and to incorporate distance teaching methodologies into its repertoire of strategies
for delivering instruction, all with a view to seeking a charter as a university.

Please visit the College's website at for more information about the institution and to access the College's Employment
Application Form.
....... ...................................................................
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following position:

1. Director Physical Plant

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Director Physical Plant. Minimum qualifications
include a Bachelor's Degree in civil or mechanical engineering and a minimum of ten (10) years' professional experience
directly related to physical plant management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, with
considerable knowledge of physical plant management, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices. The Director
Physical Plant reports to the COB Estates Administrator.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction and coordination of the activities, operations
and maintenance of the Physical Plant at all campuses of The College of The Bahamas, directing the overall operations of
the physical plant, facilities maintenance, supervision of staff and performance reviews.


EDUCAIING & .TRIA.


Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project administration of minor construction/renovation
projects around the campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance program of College facilities
and to establish preventative, predictive and replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative
capacity. Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary.


2. Assistant Director- Buildings and Grounds

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Assistant Director Buildings and Grounds. Minimum
qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering and a minimum of ten (10) years' professional experience
directly related to physical plant management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, knowledge
of physical plant management buildings and grounds, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction and coordination of the activities, operations
and maintenance of the Physical Plant buildings and grounds with responsibility for the trades of mason, carpenter, janitor,
painter, caretaker, truck driver, and'labors, on all campuses of The College of The Bahamas assisting with the overall
operations of the physical plant, facilities maintenance, supervision of staff and performance reviews.

Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project administration of minor construction/renovation
projects around the campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance program of College facilities
and to establish preventative, predictive and replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment including the vehicle
fleet of the college.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative
capacity. Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary. Position reports to the Director of the Physical Plant.



3. Assistant Director Utilities

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Asst Director.- Utilities. Minimum qualifications
include a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical (preferred) or electrical engineering and a minimum of ten (10) years' professional
experience directly related to physical plant management of utility systems or an equivalent combination of education, training
and experience, with considerable knowledge of physical plant management, personnel management, safety and budgetary
practices.

The successful, candidate will be responsible for the management, direction and coordination of the activities, operations
and maintenance of the Physical Plant Utility Systems and the trades of plumbing, electrician, and air conditioning at all
campuses of The College of The Bahamas, assisting with the overall operations of the physical plant, facilities maintenance,
supervision of staff and performance reviews.

Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project administration of minor construction/renovation
projects around the campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance program of College facilities
and to establish preventative, predictive and replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment. Significant work
in the area of energy conservation is required.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under pressure in both a customer contact and administrative
capacity. Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary.

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas Application Form along with'a current resume,
three work references and up-to-date transcripts by Friday April 18, 2008 to

The Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas


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Taxi driver is killed

in three vehicle crash


FROM page one

known characters in Eleuthera. He
was a very popular. colourful and out-
spoken person.
"He must have been a taxi-driver
for 35 years or more. About 20 years
ago, he suffered neck and spine injuries
in a diving accident, but he was able to
overcome that. He walked with a limp
but it never kept him down."
Mr Delancy had a wife, Minerva,
and three children two daughters,
Abigail and Anastasia, and a son,
Wilkinson. He was born at the south-
ern settlement of Deep Creek, but was
known particularly well at North
Eleuthera Airport and Three Island
Dock, where he conducted most of his
taxi business.
Ms Constance Johnson, a Hatchet
Bay resident, said the crash happened
at a road junction. Mr Delancy died at


the scene.
"He was married to my cousin. He
was a nice man, and was very well-
known on the island. Someone called
to tell me about the crash. I went to
see, but there was a big crowd. Every-
one is very sad."
Mr Delancy is understood to have
swerved to avoid an oncoming car. His
taxi went into a small "precipice", jolt-
ing open a door and catapulting Mr
Delancy on to the road.
Earlier in the day, Mr Delancy had
treated friends to a birthday lunch at
North Eleuthera Airport restaurant.
"He bought lobster for everyone.
He was a very generous man," said
Mr Kemp.
Mr Delancy and his family were reg-
ulars at St Catherine's Roman Catholic
Church at Hatchet Bay.
It is understood the other drivers
involved in the crash were not seri-
ously hurt.


Shooting incidents Case of officers Grandmother


FROM page one


shot wounds to the upper body, including injuries
to his armpit and face.
A .38 handgun, the weapon believed to have
been used in this incident, was retrieved by
police.
"Police are not certain as to the circumstances
around this shooting. Upon completion of the
investigation, this matter will be properly classi-
fied. A number of people are assisting police in
this matter. The victim, who is believed to be in
his mid-30s, has not been positively identified,"
Asst Evans said yesterday.
The second shooting of the weekend also
occurred on Saturday and resulted in a 50-year-
old man fighting for his life in hospital.
The victim was reportedly near Kingston
Street, off Kemp Road, when he was shot in his
chest.
According to witnesses, sounds of gunshots
being fired were heard just after 9pm.
Two men of slim build one dressed in a white
T-shirt and blue jeans, about 5ft lOins tall, the
other about 5ft 8ins tall dressed in a pullover
shirt- and blue jeans were seen leaving the area.
Investigations into both matters are continuing.



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FROM page one
harm to Desmond Key, 28, and Consta-
ble Bowleg is accused of abetting the
offence. Both officers have pleaded not
guilty.
Key, a father-of-six, was reportedly
brutally beaten while detained at The
Grove police station in June last year.
Key died at Princess Margaret Hospital
in January, having never recovered from
a coma.
The case of the two accused officers
did not proceed last week after Inspector
Barrington Miller said he had not
received a file relating to the case and
recused himself from prosecuting the
matter. Attorney Willie Moss, who rep-
resents Constable Bowleg, told the court
he had been under the impression that
the matter was being prosecuted by the
Attorney General's Office.
Magistrate Archer adjourned the mat-
ter to Wednesday, April 16, after inform-
ing the officers that their case was being
prosecuted by the Attorney General's
Office but that there was no-one from
that department present at court.



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* Minimum 2 years direct work experience as a DBA.
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* Mapping out the 'conceptual design' for a planned
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Reportedly, the deceased had on
clothing from her waist up and wa4
found lying on her stomach in thd
front room of her home.
There was some semblance Io
clothing from the waist down, but
these items were damaged due to
the attempted fire, ASP Evans said.
When The Tribune left the scene
yesterday, detectives were still
unable to state whether anything
of value was missing from th3
home.
According to Debbie Darville
and Patrice Ferguson, nieces of Mrs
Archer, the 86-year-old lived with
her only daughter Karen ArcherL
Culmer, who had left earlier that'
morning to attend St Agnes
Church. Yesterday morning was
the only time that Mrs Archer had
missed a service, it was claimed.
It is understood her daughter had
asked her mother if she was sure
that she did not want to accompany
her to church. Mrs Archer's
response, her nieces said, was that
she did not feel well, but that she
would be all right at home alone.
"She was the sweetest, sweetest
person you could ever 'come
across," Ms Darville said.
"She was loving, quiet, humble,
and always had a kind word to say
to you. You couldn't find a better'
person," Ms Ferguson added.
When The Tribune arrived at the
scene, several neighbours had
already converged on the area,;
among them the constituency's MP,'
Minister of Works Earl Deveaux
with his wife BJ.
While onlookers questioned a
possible motive for the crime, Mrs!
Archer's sister-in-law (who is
reported to have found the body)
was heard describing the scene asi
being "covered in blood" from the'
kitchen to the living room couch.
When pressed on this by the
media yesterday, ASP Evans con-
firmed that there was "some blood"
at the scene but could not confirm
how many times the deceased had
been stabbed about the body.
As there was no sign of a forced
entry to the home, many neigh-
bours speculated that Mrs Archer
may have known her attacker.
The man wanted for question-
ing Was reported to have been an
alter boy at St Agnes some years
ago. Mrs Archer, it was revealed,
was a member of the ACW at St
Agnes.
ASP Evans encouraged anyone
who was in the Benson Road area'
yesterday between 10am and 1pm
who may have seen anything sus-
picious to contact their nearest.
police station and assist police in
bringing the investigation to a
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African leaders discuss



Zimbabwe's poll crisis


Robert Mugabe skips Saturday summit


* LUSAKA, Zambia
Zimbabwean President Robert
Mugabe skipped a regional
summit Saturday addressing the
deepening crisis over the coun-
try's contentious presidential
election, giving southern
African leaders little chance to
step up the pressure on him,
according to the Associated
Press.
The summit reflected
Mugabe's growing isolation, as
well as cracks in the usually uni-
form solidarity shown toward
him by the Southern African
Development Community.
Mugabe, who has been in pow-
er 28 years, is the region's
longest-serving president.
After meeting with Mugabe
in Zimbabwe, South African
President Thabo Mbeki said
"there is no crisis." But at the
summit, Zambian President
Levy Mwanawasa urged his
counterparts to "focus on help-
ing Zimbabwe to find an answer
that generally reflects the will
of the Zimbabwean people."
. Mwanawasa said he called
the summit because of the fail-
ure of Zimbabwean officials to
publish the results of March 29
presidential election. Opposi-
tion leader Morgan Tsvangirai,
who says he won the election
outright, was invited to address
the delegates, an unprecedented
move that further alienated
Mugabe. The meeting ended
just before dawn Sunday with
a declaration that called on the
speedy verification of Zimbab-
we's election results. Delegates
rushed away and refused to
answer questions, leaving Zam-
bia Foreign Affairs Minister
Kabinga Pande to echo Mbeki's
statement that Zimbabwe is not
facing a crisis.
"We listened to both parties,
the opposition and the govern-
ment, and both have said there
is no crisis," Pande said.
The declaration by the sum-
mit's delegates did not call for
the immediate announcement
of the election results, but for
their expeditious verification in
the presence of the candidates


ZIMBABWEANS listen to President Robert Mugabe speaking on
national television in Harare, on Saturday. Southern African leaders met
urgently in Zambia to address the deepening crisis over Zimbab-
we's contentious presidential election, but had little chance to put pres-
sure on President Robert Mugabe, who skipped the summit.


or their agents "within the rule
of law." The declaration also
urged "all parties to accept the
results when they are
announced."
If a runoff election is
required, Zimbabwe's govern-
ment is urged to ensure the it is
held in a secure environment,
the declaration said.
The Zimbabwe Electoral
Commission said it would con-
duct a full recount of the presi-
dential and parliamentary vote
on April 19, the state-run Sun-
day Mail newspaper reported.
Commission chairman George
Chiweshe said candidates, par-
ty representatives and observers
would be allowed to witness the
process, the paper said.
Mugabe's party had demanded
a recount.
Independent tallies indicate
Mugabe lost, but garnered
enough votes to force a runoff.
Tsvangirai has urged regional
leaders to push Mugabe to step
down, but there appeared little
likelihood that would happen.
Tsvangirai left the meeting in
a hurry after about eight hours,
though it was not clear whether
he was walking out. An aide
said he would return, but he had
not by 4:30 a.m. U.S. Ambas-
sador Carmen Martinez, among
more than a dozen diplomats,
on the sidelines of the summit,


said the United States was look-
ing for "at least one step for-
ward."
"If SADC cannot even get a
state to release their election
results, it's going to be very dif-
ficult for SADC," she said.
Mbeki, the chief mediator on
Zimbabwe, urged patience.
"Everybody is waiting for the
Zimbabwe Electoral Commis-
sion to announce the results,"
he said in Zimbabwe's capital,
Harare, before flying to the
summit in Zambia.
The release of Zimbabwe's
election results ceased after
results from legislative races
held the same day as the presi-
dential vote showed Mugabe's
party lost control of parliament
for the first time. The election
commission has released no
results from the presidential
race, saying it was still verify-
ing the votes.
Meanwhile, Mugabe has dug
in his heels, banning political
rallies amid opposition charges
he was orchestrating a wave of'
violence to intimidate oppo-
nents. Tendai Biti, secretary-
general of Tsvangirai's party,
said the military had taken con-
trol of Zimbabwe and urged the
summit leaders to "speak
strongly and decisively against
the dictatorship."


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Flow of illegal immigrants from



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ILLEGAL immigrants travel in a train heading north, on their way to
the U.S. in Arriaga, southern Mexico, on Saturday, February 2, 2008
U.S. and Mexican authorities said they have seen a dramatic drop in
the number of Central American immigrants detained, indicating
that factors in Mexico, not just U.S. border security, are contributing
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0 For thousands of illegal immi-
. grants from Central America, the
n long journey to the U.S. starts
g here, on the groaning back of a
g freight train they call The Beast.
S But these days many don't get
too far.
Central Americans without
documents now face increased
security within Mexico, including
checks on the train for stowaways.
It's also harder for them to head
north once they cross into Mexico
because of hurricane damage to
the train tracks.
The result: The number of non-
Mexican migrants stopped by the
U.S. Border Patrol has dropped
almost 60 percent from 200;,
despite increased detention
efforts. About 68,000 non-Mexi-
can migrants mostly Central
Americans were detained last
year, compared to 165,000 in
2005. Non-Mexicans make up
about 10 percent of all migrants
caught by Border Patrol officers.
Mexico itself is also seeing few-
er illegal immigrants 120,000
were arrested last year, a 50 per-
cent drop from 2005, when Hur-
ricane Stan hit and destroyed the
railroad, according to the Nation-
al Immigration Institute. Since
President Felipe Calderon took
office two years ago, Mexico has
added more soldiers and federal
police on its border with
Guatemala and more immigra-
tion and military checkpoints
throughout the south.
Despite its efforts to secure its
own southern border, Mexico
does not try to stop its own citi-
zens from crossing north illegally
into the United States, beyond
pursuing drug and people smug-
glers. By law, Mexico notes, Mex-
icans can go wherever they want
within the country, including the
border. They don't break any
laws until they are on U.S. soil.
Many Mexicans are also sym-
pathetic to illegal immigrants
from Central America, but the
issue still causes some tensions
that echo the U.S. debate. Isaac
Castillo, owner of the Hotel La
Posada in Arriaga, argues that
Central American immigrants
often end up working in Mexico,
where wages can be double the


ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS from Guatemala, on their way to the U.S., rest while waiting to jump into a train north-
bound at a migrant shelter in Ixtepec, southern Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008.


few dollars a day they might earn
at home.
"The problem isn't just in the
U.S., but in Mexico, because a lot
of Central Americans want to
stay here and compete with Mex-
icans for jobs," he said.
The crackdown on Central
American migrants has left them
searching for new routes. Some
pay smugglers $7,000 to go by
boat into southern Mexico, then
hide in tractor-trailers heading
north. These boats and trucks try
to evade highway checkpoints set
up every few miles alongside most
of Mexico's southern roadways.
But migrants have been crushed
to death when false floors col-
lapsed under the weight of
freight, and 22 Salvadoran
migrants drowned in an October
shipwreck off the coast of south-
ern Oaxaca state.
For those Central American
migrants unable or unwilling to
risk the sea, a cargo train The
Beast remains the only option
for the 2,000-mile trip to the U.S.
The long trek begins at the
Suchiate river, on the border with
Guatemala, where for $1 they
cross on makeshift rafts into swel-
tering jungles. Then they hike
along the destroyed, sun-scorched
train tracks to Arriaga for up to
nine days. Arriaga, 200 miles
from the Guatemalan border, is
the closest place to hop a train


since Hurricane Stan destroyed
the Chiapas-Mayab line.
As they head north, they pay
off thieves, immigration officials,
police and railroad employees.
Juan Gabriel Ramos, a
Guatemalan 17-year-old trying to
join his mother in California, said
he bribed a Mexican federal
police officer and an immigration
agent before even making it to
Arriaga. "They both told me that
if I didn't give them money they
would send me back to
Guatemala," Ramos said.
When they're caught, migrants
say they're'often abused by Mex-
ican authorities. In one notorious
case last year in the northern city
of Saltillo, migrants complained
to the National Human Rights
Commission of rectal exams done
by immigration officials who said
they were checking for cholera.
"The mistreatment of migrants
here is brutal, and no one does
anything about it because every-
one sees them as booty," said
Heyman Vasquez, a Roman
Catholic priest. He estimated 80
percent of migrants are robbed
before they arrive at his two-
room shetthr in Arriaga.
The slowdown in immigrant
traffic is notable in Arriaga, a
town of corn and sorghum farm-
ers. Only a few clusters of Central
American men and women linger
around the mostly abandoned,


graffiti-covered train station,
where they wait for the first train
they can grab. Many stay at a
local migrant shelter, watching
television or sharing stories of
abuse. Sitting on a cracked side-
walk outside the shelter, one
Nicaraguan man told of the time
he saw a group of criminals gang-
rape a woman and shoot her
boyfriend. A Honduran couple
talked of fleeing their country
after gang members killed their
teenage daughter, and leaving
their seven children, ages 18 to
1, in hiding.
It doesn't get any easier once
immigrants hop a train. They
must often bribe private guards
and police stationed along the
tracks. Many stowaways are too
tired to hold on to the train and
fall, losing limbs.
The trip itself can be deadly.
Jorge Guevara, a 21-year-old
Salvadoran, said he first rode the
train to the U.S.-Mexico border in
2001 and saw 20 people crushed,
and probably killed, when cars
derailed. He fled and never found
out.what happened.
"That accident left me in shock,
but I kept going," Guevara said to
a group of first-time migrants, lis-
tening intently. "One doesn't
think about the danger, only
about getting to the United
States. Once I'm there, I'll think
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SETONBbuies0riucie l1e


Government's 7.5%0/



Port stake proceeds



'went to third party


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
proceeds from the sale of the
Government's 7.5 per cent
Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) stake
back to the company's prin-
cipals 'were paid to an unnamed "third
party" rather than the Public Treasury,
The Tribune has been told by sources
familiar with the situation.
Whether the Government still owns
its 7.5 per cent stake, as according to the
GBPA's 2005 annual return filed with
the Registrar General's Department, is
one of the key unanswered questions
thrown up by the 18-month Port owner-
ship dispute between the Hayward and
St George families.
Their 2005 annual return still lists the
Government, in the shape of the Trea-
surer, as holding 162,973 GBPA shares,
giving it a 7.5 per cent stake. But if the
Government no longer owns those
shares, having disposed of them years
ago, the question then arises as to what
happened to the stake and the proceeds
derived from its sale.
Due to fears that the former Pindling
government might seek to nationalise
the GBPA after winning the 1967 gen-
eral election, the Port's ownershipstruc-
ture was moved offshore, and at one
point was listed on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE).
The Tribune has been told that
Bahamian government approval was giv-


en for the NYSE listing in return for
getting a 7.5 per cent equity stake in the
Port in the late 1960s, when the nation-
alisation fears were at their height.
Explaining what happened next, The
Tribune was told by a source: "Edward
St George, acting for the [Port], later
'bought back' the 7.5 per cent govern-
ment-owned equity stake, and this is
where things become messy, because the .
funds were not paid back to The Trea- ,
sury but to a third party.
"An Act of Parliament is needed 'to
dispose of Crown assets, and that was
'inconvenient' given that the money had
not gone to the Crown. What now to
do?
"The solution that was crafted was
that the annual returns continued to
reflect the Treasury of the Bahamas as
the owner of the shares, but the returns
were never filed. After Edward St '
George died, the [person] that had pre-,
pared the annual returns for the previousJ
decade left the company, and the new,
person, unaware of this unusual arrange-
ment, dutifully filed the return, so open-
ing the can of worms." "
The long-running mystery over the 7.5
per cent stake has been highlighted by
court files and hearings in the GBPA
ownerships dispute. While a number of
documents continue to state that the
Government still owns the shares, sev-
eral attorneys involved in the case have
repeatedly asserted that it does not.
The explanation that the sales pro-
ceeds, rather than going to the Govern-


ment, instead went to a 'third party',
does appear to be a plausible one. The
Tribune has its own suspicions about
who the 'third party' might be, but can-
not state these for legal reasons.
As the source said: "Upravelling this
will be messy, because the cardinal ques-
tion that would require an answer would
be: If the proceeds of the sale did not go
to The Treasury of the Bahamas, then to
whom? Once answered, legal proceed-
ings to recover the funds could become.
very messy."
" If the Government still held the 7.5
per cent stake in the GBPA, it would
effectively hold the balance of power
and could determine the outcome of the
ownership dispute by siding with either
the late Mr St George's estate or the
Hayward family trust.
Whether the Government still owns
the 7.5 per cent GBPA stake is also
among the questions GBPA licensees,
in, the form of the Freeport Licensees
,and Property OQwners Association, is
seeking to have answered in the legal
action it brought against the GBPA and
Attorney General's Office.
The GBPA's 2005 annual return, filed
with. the Registrar General's Depart-
ment on June 26, 2006, lists IntercGnti--
nental Diversified Corporation (IDC),
the Cayman-registered holding company
that owns both the GBPA and Port
Group Ltd affiliate, as owning 2,009,998

SEE page 10B


Three-day response

time places BISX

'right in ball park'

on fund competition


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
,T H E
Bahamas
International
Securities
Exchange
(BISX) has



investment fund listings appli-
cations, its chief executive
telling The Tribune this had
placed the exchange "right in
the ball park" when it, came to


competing with rivals such as
the Cayman Islands.
Speaking in the wake of
BISX's 22nd investment fund
listing, the RP Hedge Fund,
Keith Davies said it was the
second such listing that had
been brought to the exchange
by sponsor meniber, Credit
Suisse (Bahamas).
"The good thing about that
is there are more [fund listings]
inquiries we are getting that
are quite promising," Mr
Davies told The Tribune.
"There seems to be a great

SEE page 7B


30-35% of realtor

business impacted
by Stamp Tax end


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
STHE Government's decision
'not to-renew the Stamp Tax
exemption for first-time home
buyers has impacted 30-35 per"
cent of business, "if not high-
er", for many realtors, the

SEE page 6B


* BREA chief describes
exemption's non-
renewal as 'big blow'
with downturn looming
* Urges government to
give industry 'something
to hold on to'


Lighting specialist

says products keep

costs 30-40% lower


Exuma


*Abaco


*Freeport


* Cayman


ogage Lending I Retirement Planning


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A BAHAMIAN franchise
that specializes in outdoor
lighting has seen its sales
increase for every year of the
two-and-a-half years that it has
been operating, its manager
telling The Tribune that its
energy efficient solutions burn
30-40 per cent less electrical
energy than standard outdoor
arrangements.


Franchise says sales
have increased every
year in two-and-a-half
years since it opened
Nicole Lightbourne, who
heads the Sears Road-based
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives,
said sales and demand had


SEE page 9B


'Major

changes'

for realtor

Act in 6-12

months
* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
"MAJOR changes" are like-
ly to be made to the main leg-
islation governing the Bahami-
an real estate industry within
the next six to 12 months, a
leading realtor told The Tri-
bune, with the amendments
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* By Royal Fidelity Capital out of the 19 listed stocks. A unchanged at $7.22. Colina week's market leader with SYMBOL PRICE CHANGE
Markets total of 41,600 shares changed Holdings (Bahamas) (CHL) 1,000 shares, rising by $0.15 to
hands. followed with 4,747 shares end the week at a new 52- AML $1.94 $+0.01 2,650 16.87%
TRADING momentum Commonwealth Bank trading, also remaining week high of $2.65. BBL $0.99 $- 0 16.47%
increased slightly this week in (CBL) led the trading volume unchanged at $2.87. BOB $9.61 $- 0 0.00%
the Bahamian stock market, with 27,653 shares, or 66.47 Doctor's Hospital Health COMPANY NEWS BPF $11.80 $- 0 0.00%
with investors trading in seven per cent, ending the week Systems (DHS) was this BSL $14.60 $- 0 0.00%
Earnings Releases: BWL $3.66 $- 0 0.00%
Colina Holdings (Bahamas) CAB $13.63 $- 1,850 13.11%
(CHL) released its audited CBL $7.22 $- 27,653 i-14.35%
financial results for the year CHL $2.87 $- 4,747 -8.89%
/7 1 ended December 31, 2007. CIB $13.50 $- 0 -7.53%
Net income for the year was CWCB $4.71 $- 0 -6.56%
$4.4 million, down significant- DHS $2.65 $+0.15 1,000 12.77%
ly by $3.5 million or 44 per FAM $7.92 $+0.02 3,200 10.00%
^H Me cent, compared to $7.8 million FBB $2.60 $- 0 -1.89%
in 2006. FCC $0.67 $- 0 42.99%
Total revenues increased by FCL $5.50 $- 500 6.18%
$5.9 million or 4 per cent to FIN $12.92 $- 0 -0.23%
$168.4 million, compared to ICD $6.86 $- 0 -5.38%
$162.5 million in the prior fis- JSJ $12.30 $- 0 11.82%
cal year. PRE $10.00 $- 0 :0.00%
Total benefits and expenses
of $164.1 million rose by $9.4
S-SCr EriLED F n HT ''^. million or 6 per cent in com- DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:
S& L.... r n ..; .. T prison to the previous year,
introductory: primarily due to higher benefit Freeport Concrete Company (FCC) announced it will be
payments. holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 25,2008,
Basic earnings per ordinary at 10am at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Freeport,
;.... ,* ; share of $0.09 declined by Grand Bahama.
$0.16, or 64 per cent, from
SAN ANDROS $59.99 $0.25 in 2006. At December FOCOL Holdings (FCL) announced, following its annual
31, 2007, total assets and lia- general meeting on March 27, 2008, that the directors were
abilities of $463 million and granted shareholder approval to offer 35 million preference
SFRE H $59I O99 $382 million increased by $8.2 shares, representing $35 million.
SFRESCO CREEK 59*.W million and $3.4 million, The directors subsequently resolved to offer a private place-
respectively. ment of 15 million class B perpetual preference shares,,repre-
-, .. 2 i senting $15 million, with a minimum subscription of $100,000
DUNCAN'S TOW N $ 250.00 INVESTOR CORNER pending regulatory approval. The preference shares will pay a
Price Earnings Ratio dividend rate of Bahamian prime + 1.75 per cent, payable semi-
S" (P/E Ratio) annually.
DEEP AAT D'RAV l What is a P/E ratio and why The proceeds from this offering will be used to increase
W AT5 0V I does it matter? A P/E ratio, working capital and other business opportunities. Royal Fideli-
also known as the earnings ty Capital Markets will be acting as one of the placement agents
multiplier, is one of the most for the offering.
WALKcER'S CAY-$250.00 commonly used valuations
E 0 that measure a company's cur- J.S. Johnson & Company.(JSJ) has declared a dividend of
rent share price to its earnings. $0.16 per share, payable on April 16,2008, to all shareholders of
MOORE' IS .LAND $89 99 The ratio is simply calculated record date April 9, 2008.
MOORE'S ISLAND $89.99 by dividing a company's mar-
ket price per share against Bank of the Bahamas International (BOB) has declared a
NORMA [ l >~ Afk their earnings per share dividend of $0.10 per share, payable on April 21, 2008, to all
NORMAN'S CAY (EPS). shareholders of record date April 14, 2008.
Many analysts and investors
use the P/E ratio as an indica- ICD Utilities (ICD) has declared a dividend of $0.10 per
tor when picking stocks so share, payable on April 21, 2008, to all shareholders of record
that they can determine if they date April 7, 2008.
are overvalued or fairly
priced. For example, if one Commonwealth Bank (CBL) has declared an extraordi-
For more information stock has a P/E ratio twice nary dividend of $0.06 per share, payable on April 30, 2008, to
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Core responsibilities:

* Assists supervisor and other persons in the Executive Office with
tasks such as drafting routine correspondence, taking accurate
notes during meetings, typing memos and reports, filing,
organizing items, scheduling appointments, and answering the
telephone.
* Collates and/or distributes reports by collecting data, completing
the appropriate document and circulating to appropriate staff.
* Performs general tidying, organization and replenishing for
functions in the Executive area including refreshments and
stationery.
* Monitors supplies with a view to re-ordering before stocks are
depleted.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Associates Degree or equivalent and one to three years of office
experience.
* Oral and written communication skills, including etiquette and
writing skills to interact with Executive/Senior management staff
and the general public.
* Ability to treat information with confidentiality and
professionalism.
* Training in public relations and good presentation skills e.g.
telephone manners.
* Working knowledge of computer programs to use the Bank's
network and its core banking applications.

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
April 30th, 2008 to:


DA 62063A
c/o The Tribune
P.O. BoxN3207
Nassau, Bahamas


The Bahamian Stock Market
FINDEX 913.83 (-4.01%) YTD
BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE


POSITION AVAILABLE

MANAGER, INTERNAL AUDIT

The Corporate Offices of British American Insurance Company is looking for a suitable candidate to manage the
Internal Audit Department. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and self-motivated with excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities:
Conducting internal audits of departments across Company.
Reviewing Company files and procedures to ensure required documentation
Compiling statistical data and preparing written reports of audit investigation
Reporting procedural, compliance, and regulatory issues
Ensuring adherence to Company's procedures according to procedural manuals.

Core Competencies:
Ability to work with limited supervision and leam new skills quickly
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to resolve problems with a sense of urgency
Ability to work under pressure
Demonstrate a keen eye for details
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with co-workers
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Reliable, dependable and flexible team-player
Strong analytical skills
Understand and demonstrate knowledge of the Insurance Industry and related terminology

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or higher in Business, Finance or Accounts
Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA etc)
5+ years experience in a similar position at a supervisory level.
FLMI designation or equivalent a plus
Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel is required.

Benefits:
Salary commensurate with current salary scales, skills and experience. Attractive benefit package including Life, Health and
Pension.


Submit Resume to Human Resources Administrator, British American Financial, by
Friday April 18, 2008.
P.O.Box N-4815, Nassau Bahamas, fax (242) 361-2525 or via email to
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MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 3B


THE TRIBUNE


Economic 'glass



half full, not half



empty', says the



Chamber chief


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE economic "glass is half
full as opposed to being half
empty", the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce's executive
director told The Tribune, as
he urged Bahamian businesses
to focus on internal processes
to manage what could be a
slow economic growth period.
Philip Simon, speaking in the
wake of Kerzner Internation-
al's decision to defer major
aspects of its multi-million dol-
lar Hurricane Hole project,
said that with the number of
major investment projects like-
ly to be less than anticipated,
Bahamian businesses needed
to focus on microeconomicc"
issues.
"This is not just an issue
related to the Bahamian econ-
omy," Mr Simon said of events
overtaking the Hurricane Hole
redevelopment and Baha
Mar's $2.6 billion Cable Beach
expansion.
"These projects are not
being scaled back or slowed
down just in the Bahamas. It's
a complete global economic
environment, due to what is
happening with oil prices, the
US economy and the global
financial system."
The Chamber's executive
director added: "We may be
entering a period of slow
growth or no growth: Existing
companies have to pay atten-
tion to their internal processes
and cost savings measures, cus-
tomer service and all of those


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Employment Opportunity

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Description:
This role will be governed by specific terms of a contract and will work in conjunction with the
Finance & Administration Department Responsibilities will include:

Leading the monthly balance sheet reconciliation process for Bahamas
and Bermuda offices.
Coordinating the fulfillment of IBM product to be ordered via the IBM
Trinidad office.
Liaising with Broker on arrival expectation of product orders.
Organizing customer deliveries.
Preparing documents for accounting revenue accrual.

Qualifications:
University Degree in Accounting or related field, or minimum
of three years' work experience in Accounts Reconciliations.
Attention to detail is vital the ability to prioritize and effectively
multi-task.
Computer Literate with proficiency in M5 Word, MS Excel
and the Lotus notes email application.
Ability to work with minimum supervision is essential and
capability to adhere to reporting deadlines.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential

An equal opportunity employer, IBM provides competitive salaries. Thus,
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Please submit detailed applications or electronic resume to the attention of:

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Fourth Floor
Atlantic House
Second Terrace & Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
e-Mail: nseaton@bs.ibm.com

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, April 18th, 200S

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finance department responsibility will be considered
for this opportunity. Responsibilities will include finance,
contract management, internal audit, P & L leadership
training, and labor management/forecasting and staff
guide implementation.


All positions will be extended a housing allowance, base salary plus bonus
potential, and serve on the Organization Development Group (Executive
Committee) for this long-term career opportunity in Marsh Harbour,


Abaco Islands. Those with experience in real estate development and
real estate services (HOA, POA) will be given preferential consideration.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills will be necessary!

Send your resume to Bob Kramm at bobkramm(dyahoo.com
Learn more about the resort at: www.abacobeachresort.com


The Abaco Beach
for expansion and
proven Bahamian


Resort and Boat Harbour is creating a Master Plan
upgrading of its facilities and welcomes seasoned,
professionals to join this exciting challenge'"


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7he Assemblies of God


Bible College
aVIrwick St NVoassau
(Off of Shirle., Behind Sun 7ee)
ph 391-1451

Cycle Three Apr 14-Jun 0

Evening Classes 7 p.m.-945S p.m.
Weekend Classess FrI 7 p.m.445 p.m. and $at 91 a.m.*'345 p.m.


Mon 7:00 p.m.


Pedagogy (Rev Kenneth Adderley)


7:00 p.m. Epistles III (Min Eric Brown)


Tues 7:00 p.m. Gospel of John (Min Cleveland Wells)

7:00 p.m. Cults (Rev Tamecko Collie)



Thurs 7:00 p.m. Synoptic Gospels, (Rev Frank Burrows)
Matt, Mark, Luke


Fri 7:00 p.m. Basic English (Sis Bernadette Adderley)


MA and CST Class:
To be announced. US Instructors from Global University
Springfield, MO


POSITION AVAILABLE

MANAGER, FINANCE

The Corporate Offices of British American Insurance Company is looking for a suitable candidate to manage the
Accounts and Finance Department. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and self-motivated with excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities:
Providing leadership and supervision for the Accounts and Finance Department, recruiting and training
department staff.
Monitoring and analyzing monthly operating results against budget.
Assisting with Company financial planning and budgeting.
Preparing monthly Financial analysis
Preparing quarterly Cash Flow projections.
Ensuring compliance with Local Regulatory Agencies.
Assisting CEO and CFO to develop short and long term plans for the Company.
Establishing and implementing short term and long term departmental goals.
Directing financial audits and providing recommendations for procedural improvements.

Core Competencies:
Ability to work with limited supervision and learn new skills quickly
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to resolve problems with a sense of urgency
Ability to work under pressure
Demonstrate a keen eye for details
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with co-workers
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Reliable, dependable and flexible team-player
Ability to participate and facilitate group meetings.
Strong analytical skills

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree or higher in Business, Finance or Accounts
Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA etc)
5+ years experience in a similar position at a supervisory level.
Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel is required.

Benefits:
Salary commensurate with current salary scales, skills and experience. Attractive benefit package including Life, Health and
Pension.

Submit Resume to Human Resources Administrator, British American Financial, by
Friday April 18, 2008.
P.O.Box N-4815, Nassau Bahamas, fx (242) 361-2525 or via email to
dparker(kbabfinancial.com




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THE TRIBUNE MONDAY, APRIL 14,2008, PAGE 5B


The Bahamas' main



sectors among most



vulnerable on world



climate change


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas' two most
important industries, financial
services and tourism, are
among those identified in a
report by global accounting
giant KPMG as being most
endangered by global climate
change.
Report
The report, Climate Changes
your Business, found that six
business sectors lay in what
was called the 'danger zone'
when it came to the effects of
climate change, meaning that
the perceived level of risk to
these industries was much
greater than their level of pre-
paredness.
"Six sectors lie in the 'danger


zone' when using KPMG's risk
versus preparedness frame-
work," the report said. "In
addition to oil and gas and avi-
ation, this zone includes four
sectors not widely perceived
as vulnerable to climate change
- health care, the financial sec-
tor, tourism and transport.
"Despite a high level of per-
ceived risk, KPMG believes
that, except for oil and gas, the
risks of these sectors remain
underestimated." The findings
of this research are especially
important for nations such as
the Bahamas, which as a rela-
tively low-lying state is espe-
cially vulnerable to climate
change that impacts sea levels.
Studies
Previous studies have sug-
gested that as much as 11 per


cent of the Bahamas' land
mass might be impacted by as
little as. a one-inch rise in sea
levels, and the fact that tourism
and financial services are both
in the danger zone should con-
cern Bahamian economic plan-
ners.
Risks
KPMG said: "Climate-relat-
ed risks are now today's reali-
ties. To meet these challenges,
companies must improve their
understanding of how such
risks affect their businesses,
and they must also adapt to
and mitigate such risks.....
"Companies will also need
to grasp the opportunities gen-
erated by climate-change risks.
Competitive advantage awaits
those companies that take ear-
ly action."


BTC mobile data set for May launch


THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC) has
begun beta testing in prepara-
tion for the commercial launch
of 'BU', its mobile data offer-
ing, in May 2008.
Beta testing for BU began
on April 7 with a small group
of customers. Pronounced 'be
you', with the tagline, 'live a
little', BU aims to offer a full
suite of mobile entertainment
services, allowing GSM cus-
tomers to personalise their
phones and extend its use from
simple voice services to data
features.
"As a progressive telecom-
munications provider we con-
tinde to watch market trends,
and examine and explore inno-
vative communication solu-
tions that effectively connect
our customers to their needs,"
said Marlon Johnson, BTC's
vice-president of marketing,
sales and business develop-
ment.


"BU covers a diverse spec-
trum of features and services
that we are sure our customers
will be excited about.
"Right now, we have just
started our Beta test phase,
which allows us to work close-
ly with a small group of per-
sons to work out any techni-
cal or customer service issues
before we launch the product
fully. We will launch first with
our post-paid GSM customers
and then move on to our pre-
paid customers in a few
months."
BU post-paid packages are
as low as $19.99 a month.
BU will provide subscribers
with a wide variety of services
including Content, Short Mes-
saging Service (SMS), Multi-
media Messaging Service
(MMS), and General Packet
Radio Service (GPRS).
The BU Content offering
will feature monophonic, poly-
phonic and real ring tones, ani-


*mated screen savers, wall
papers and ring back tones. It
also offers java games and ani-
mated logos. BTC customers
will be able to order content
via the BTC website or by
sending SMS messages to a
short-code. In addition to
international rich media con-
tent, BTC also expects to fea-
ture and showcase content
from a variety of local artists.
SMS presently allows cus-
tomers to send and receive text
messages between mobile
phones, and MMS will allow
you to send colour photos, pic-
tures, sounds, video and long
text messages to family and
friends.
GPRS gives customers the
ability to access the internet
while on the go with their
mobile phones. You are able
to send and receive e-mail
messages, you can send instant
messages and use other web-
based applications.


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IBM Bahamas Limited


Employment Opportunity

Accounts Payable and Invoicing Specialist.

Description:
This role will be governed by specific terms of a contract and will work in
conjunction with the Finance & Administration Department. Responsibilities
will include:
Vendor payments and internal IBM costs data
processing
Generation of IBM product invoices and processing of
credit memos.
Coordination of Inter-company agreements between various IBM
entities.
Preparation of journal vouchers for software product accounting.
Creation and monitoring of various measurement reports.

Qualifications:
University Degree in Accounting or related field, or
minimum of three years' work experience in a related field.
Attention to detail is vital, the ability to prioritize and effectively
multi-task
Computer Literate with proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and the
Lotus notes email
application
Ability to work with minimum supervision is essential
and capability to adhere to reporting deadlines.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are
essential


An equal opportunity
Thus, compensation
qualifications.


employer, IBM provides competitive salaries.
will be commensurate with experience and


Please submit detailed applications or electronic resume to the attention of:
Financial Controller
IBM Bahamas Limited
Fourth Floor
Atlantic House
Second Terrace & Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas e-Mail: nseaton@bs.ibm.com

Deadline for receipt of applications is: Friday, April 18th, 2008.
All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Only short-listed applicants
will be contacted.





FIRSTCARIBBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK

CAREER OPPORTUNITY
for
Director, Corporate Banking Bahamas and Turks and Caicos



QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE
Graduate status and at least 7 years proven experience in the business/financial
world.
Proven experience in managing corporate/commercial banking businesses and
emerging market experience.
Superior ability to interpret complex corporate client needs and to assemble
innovative value-adding solutions that achieve Client objectives.
A solid record of results, in business development, relationship management and
leading relationship management teams.
Focused and motivational leadership skills to galvanize a team to work
collaboratively and effectively for customer value and profitability.
High level of understanding of the markets, geographic, macro economic and global
factors impacting our client base. Ability to work effectively within and across
complex matrix structures



RESPONSIBILITIES

As a key member of the senior leadership team, work proactively to contribute and
to develop the Division's strategic, business, financial and marketing plans to achieve
annual and year over year business objectives.
Lead and champion the sales/credit partnership to ensure the health of our credit risk
portfolio and to ensure that variances or concerns in the credit portfolio are addressed
with client relationship management and resolved.
As the Senior Business Developer of the Corporate Business Unit, takes the lead on
complex and high value opportunities. Undertakes an active role with key high value
customers to support the client facing team to provide solutions and to problem solve
as needed.
Ensuring high client retention while enhancing and maximizing the profitability of
accounts



Applicants are requested to submit their resume with a cover letter via email
by April 18th, 2008 to: Deangelia.deleveauxafirstcaribbeanbank.com


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PAGE BA2IB


FML Group of Companies Ltd. will be
hosting a


JOB FAIR
on Saturday, 19th April, 2008. Kindly
call 394-2190 to
RSVP your attendance.


30-


35% of realtor


business 'impacted'


by Stamp


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


IMPORTANT NOTICE


2008 Application Forms for a 1 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, 2008
APRIL 30, 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


FROM page 1B


Bahamas Real Estate Associ-
ation's (BREA) president told
The Tribune, describing the
move as a "huge blow".
William Wong said the
incentive introduced by the
former Christie administration,
which exempted first-time buy-
ers from having to pay Stamp
Tax that could amount to as
high as almost $20,000 on
properties with an appraisal
value of $250,000 or less, had
played an important role in
stimulating that market sector.
Apart from realtors, it had
also produced spin-offs for the
construction industry, archi-
tects, landscapers and engi-
neers, and Mr Wong urged the
Government to reconsider its
decision to cease the exemp-
tion given the current eco-
nomic outlook.
"That's been a huge blow for
us," Mr Wong said of the deci-
sion to end the Stamp Tax
exemption. "That was a good
incentive for first-time buyers
and young Bahamians. Thirty
to 35 per cent of business has
been impacted by this, if not
higher."
He added: "Everyone can
see this recession coming
towards us like a freight train,
and we're not getting out of
the way. We need to be proac-
tive. They [the Government]
need to look at that again and
gile us something to hold on
to. All they had to do was
renew this for another three
to four years until the economy
improved.
"The Government needs to
come up with something simi-
lar to assist with the construc-
tion business, architects and
engineers. This has severe, far-
reaching implications for all
these industries."
Mr Wong questioned
whether other incentives being'
considered by the FNM gov-
ernment, such as real property
tax exemptions, would have
the same effect as the Stamp
Tax equivalent.


Tax end


For starters, it is not a like-
for-like comparison, as Stamp
Tax is paid as part of the real
estate transaction, while real
property tax is paid by home
and landowners every year
after the purchase has been
completed. And currently, all
properties valued at $250,000
or less are exempt from paying
real property tax.
Mr Wong urged the Gov-
ernment to look past the
Stamp Tax that was due on the
initial purchase by first-time
home buyers and focus on the
exemption's wider benefits,
including reducing the cost of a
home.
He pointed out that money
saved on the purchase by first-
time buyers on the initial pur-
chase would likely be ploughed
back into home improvements
and such like, increasing busi-
ness for retailers and whole-
salers in the home furnishings
business for starters.
Construction workers, archi-
tects and engineers were likely
to be among the beneficiaries,
as was the Treasury through
customs duty collected on
home-related imports. Mr
Wong and others are therefore
arguing that the benefits and
stimulus effect to a whole host
of economic sectors are greater
than the initial Stamp Tax lost
upfront.
However, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham and his gov-
ernment argued that the for-
mer Christie administration
gave too many tax breaks that
.weakened government rev-
enues and the overall fiscal
position.
Apart from this justification,
Mr Ingraham also produced
statistics that he said showed
the Stamp Tax exemption's
introduction had not stimulat-
ed the first-time buyer market
and housing industry as much
as some had suggested.
Currently, homes with an
appraisal value of between
$50,000-$100,000 attract a
Stamp Tax rate of 6 per cent
upon their purchase. For
homes appraised at between
$100,000-$250,000, the applic-
able Stamp Duty rate is 8 per


cent, and those valued at
$250,000 and above attract a
10 per cent Stamp Duty rate.
Who pays the Stamp Duty
varies between transactions.
Sometimes it is split between
buyer and seller, with both
paying a 5 per cent rate. But in
net deals, the full 10 per cent is
often paid by the buyer. There-
fore, in a net deal where the
house is appraised at $249,000,
and paying an 8 per cent rate,
the buyer will have to pay
$19,920 to the Government.
Even if this figure was split
50/50, the buyer will still have
to pay almost $10,000 in Stamp
Duty, so the potential savings
from the exemption for first-
time low and middle income
buyers were relatively sub-
stantial.
Meanwhile, Mr Wong said
the Bahamian real estate mar-
ket was likely to "be in for a bit
of bumpy ride for the next 12-
18 months", with prices in both
the domestic and international
segments likely to be impacted
by the global economic slow-
down and its financial system's
credit/liquidity woes.
"I think a lot of the.big-time
buyers are taking a wait-and-
see attitude right now. Before
they make any purchase, they
want to see how things go.
"We've seen some impact on
prices. The domestic market
has not been impacted yet, but
as time goes on and the market
gets softer, you could see a
slowdown in prices. Atlantis,
Biha.Mar going forward, all
these things will have an effect
on the real estate market in
the Bahamas."
Although it was "too soon
to say" what the precise impact
from Baha Mar's 'frozen' $2.6
billion project will be, Mr
Wong predicted that rental and
property prices on Cable
Beach would have to be adjust-
ed downwards.
Many landlords and proper-
ty owners were likely to have
built a Baha Mar 'effect' into
their prices, but a number of
those released by the company
were the very same expatriates
likely to be tenants on Cable
Beach.


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GET MORE FOR LESS


Leaders in food distribution for retail and club packs are accepting applications for the
position of:

PRODUCE SUPERVISOR

The Job & Requirements
To manage all aspects of the daily operations on a profitable basis. Must
have a firm understanding of Produce Purchasing, Standard Operating
Procedures and Merchandising. Must have past success in managing
loss and damage. Possessing excellent communication skills with proven
ability to build teams. Proficiency in Excel & Word programs is required
with a minimum of 3 years experience in Produce Management

We offer Great Benefits:
Growth & Advancement within the organization
A salary that.will commensurate with experience
Group Medical & Pension Plans
Employee Discounts
Profit Sharing
A Supportive team environment

Interested persons should send their resumes to
hr@abacomarkets.com


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VACANCY NOTICE
I
Excellent opportunities for career advancement exist in the Legal Department
of The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited & Group of Companies.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the position of Legal Counsel.

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

Successful candidate can look forward to competitive remuneration and
benefits.

R6sumes with supporting documentation should be submitted to:

The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
P.O. Box F-42666
Freeport, Grand Bahama
BAHAMAS
Or
Email: personnel@gbpa.com
On or before April 28, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


PAGE 6B, MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008













Three-day response time




places BISX 'right in ball




park' on fund competition


FROM page 1B


deal of interest in our facility,
and people are impressed by
the speed with which we're
turning around their applica-
tions."
The BISX chief executive
said that within 24 hours, the
exchange would acknowledge
to the investment fund and its
sponsor that their listing appli-
cation had all the necessary
documents in order to begin
the process.
And after that, "within 48
hours", BISX will confirm to
the fund parties whether their
listing application was success-
ful or not, based on the original
application.
"So, it's effectively a three-
day turnaround time," Mr
Davies said. This, he added,
compared favourably with the
Caribbean's investment fund
leader, the Cayman Islands,
whose listing process takes
between three to five days.
"I think Cayman is, at 72
hours as well, but you're talk-
ing about a larger operation,
and operation that has been
around for a considerable peri-


od of time that is effectively
see as a leader in the region,"
Mr Davies said.
"We are striving to meet
what is an acceptable turn-
around time for the listing of
funds, and for a small exchange
we're doing well. We're right
in the ball park as it relates to
other jurisdictions. We're right
in the mix of meeting ar
acceptable turnaround time.
"Before we streamlined
doing that, it used to take us
more like a working week -
five days to get it in, process
it and get back to people."
To streamline the process,


and make it more efficient and
cost-effective, Mr Davies said
BISX was now working with
the fund manager, administra-
tor and sponsor prior to a list-
ing application's submission
"so that they can understand
what their obligations are and
what they need to submit to
us to have a complete fit".
As a result, most first-time
applications now being
received by BISX were com-
plete and required no follow-
up by the exchange.
Mr Davies said the exchange
had to ensure all listings appli-
cations complied with BISX


BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUST

Environmental Education Officer and
Community Liasaon: Black Point, Exuma

The Bahamas National Trust is seeking a qualified Education
Officer for posting at Black Point Community Library on a three
year contractual basis.

Primary Tasks:
- Develop environmental education programmes for students
of Black Point School and work with classroom teachers to
integrate them into science or social studies curriculum.
- Manage the Black Point Community Computer Center
and Library
- Teach basic computer skills to both students and adults
- Prepare scheme of work and weekly lesson notes for
teaching units
- Prepare quarterly reports that provide an overview of program
activities with sample materials used.
- Provide and plan activities that provide students with skills
and knowledge to make them effective stewards of the Black
Point community and the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Primary Skills Required:
- Computer literate (Word Processing, Internet technology and
communications)
- Bachelors degree or greater in biology/combined science,
history/geography, general studies or related fields.
- Proven writing and interpersonal communications skills
- Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse activities,
meet deadlines
- Commitment to natural resource conservation in The Bahamas
- Positive attitude

To apply for the position, send cover letter, resume, three references
including telephone numbers and email address to:
(bnt@bnt.bs)
or
P.O. Box N 4105, Nassau, Bahamas
by April 30, 2008.


rules, adding that the invest-
ment funds listed on it collec-
tively had several hundred mil-
lion of dollars in assets under


management.
With "several" more invest-
ment fund listings applications
in the pipeline, Mr Davies


added: "The fund industry is
really heating up right now.
We're trying to catch that. It's
happening."


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Leaders in food distribution for retail and club packs
are accepting applications for the position of:


BUTCHERS



The Job

We are looking for persons with excellent practical
skills in preparing, cutting ,nd packaging chill &
frozen meat, poultry and'seafood. KIiowledg o6f Mat.
Standard Operating Procedures and quality handling
and holding of different types of meat, the ability to
operate meat related machinery is a must. Candidates
should possess good customer friendly skills with the
ability to work with teams. Computer skills desirable.
A minimum of 3 years working experience is required.

We offer attractive salary and benefit packages.

Interested persons should send their
resumes to hr@abacomarkets.com


PUBLIC NOTICE
To: All Franchise Holder(s)

PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE
LICENCING & INSPECTION

In accordance with the Road Traffic'Act Statue Laws of
the Bahamas, the licencing and inspection of all Public
Service Vehicles will be carried out in New Providence
and the Family Islands beginning Thursday, May 1 st thru
Friday, May 30th, 2008.

Owners and Operators of these vehicles must ensure that
the total number of vehicles covered by their franchise are
presented for licencing and inspection. When an owner
or operator presents fewer vehicles for licencing and
inspection than is covered by his/her franchise, the Road
Traffic Authority Board in the absence of proof will assume
that he/she no longer needs the franchise. The authority
therefore, requires him/her to show cause why his/her
franchise may, not be reduced on the strength of Section
89(1)b of the Road Traffic Act 220.

Furftler all franchise holders must produce documentary
roof to show that their franchise is operational at the time
f licencing and inspection.

Signed:
Controller


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The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following
positions:

TEMPORARY CUSTODIAN

Performs a wide range of janitorial duties throughout the Embassy.
Works alone, or as a part of a group, under the Facilities Manage-
ment Supervisor. Assist with other trades as required

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

Completion of elementary and secondary schools is required
At least one year expereince in the janitorial field is required


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Must have basic knowledge of janitorial field and of products
used in the cleaning of buildings
Must have the ability to use all machinery and tools connected
with the job function.
Must have a friendly, pleasant personality

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are
eligible for employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Application forms are available from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday
through Friday at the security area of The American Embassy, Queen
Street. Completed applications should be returned to the United States
Embassy: addressed to the Human Resources Office no later than,
April 21,2008


MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE 7B


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Operation


Mr. Ben Albury
Manager at Bahamas Bus & Truck


recently donated a cheque to Ms. Marie Joseph
lor the purchase of a sto\e. Mr Albur\ is illus-
trating his commitment in assisting the less
lortunate in the community He \N ill like to
implore more business within their commiuni-
lies to gi\ee back and remember those in need
in our community\ and al\,avs be mindful of
those less fortunate


'Major changes'for realtor Act


FROM page 1B


created by developers being
able to sell properties they
themselves construct.
William Wong, the Bahamas
Real Estate Association's
(BREA) president, told The
Tribune that an ongoing con-
cern among the organisation's
members was how they could
ensure they benefited from the
real estate sales associated with
major foreign direct invest-


ment projects.
Under current law, develop-
ers are able to obtain a bro-
ker/agent licence and sell to
clients properties they con-
struct themselves, effectively
cutting out Bahamian realtors
from these sales and poten-
tially lucrative commissions.
Result
As a result, Mr Wong sug-
gested that since the develop-
ers had to come to BREA to
obtain this licence, the organi-


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NOTICE
TAKE NOTICE THAT Angela Hanna claims to be the owner of the following
piece parcel or lot of land designed as lots 118-119 Brougham Street also known
as Pansa Corner Southern District, New Providence.

That she has been in full free, and undisturbed possession of the said land for well
over the last forty (40) years.
Anyone having a claim or right to the said'land may contact the undersigned or her
Attorney in writing showing claim by certified documents within thirty (30) days.
ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land containing 25,241 square feet situate ap-
proximately 336 feet West of Market Street and North side of Brougham Street in
the Southern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas.
Angela Hanna
P.O. Box 1590
Brougham Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Or
Leslie Vernon Rolle
Attorney-At-Law
No. 29 Sixth Terrance
PO. Box N 10156
Centreville
Nassau, Bahamas


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station was looking at whether
conditions such as informing
Bahamian realtors about their
marketing plans and how they
could participate in the sales
process could be attached to
the approval.
The BREA president said
his 700-plus members would
be "better off" if they were
able to participate in the real
estate sales associated with
projects such as the Baker's
Bay Golf & Ocean Club,
Albany and Ginn "on a full-
time basis".
"Albany is talking so much
about us benefiting from re-
sales. My question is: Why
can't we benefit from first-time
sales?" Mr Wong asked.
He described as "one of our
biggest issues" as being how
Bahamian realtors were to
benefit from major foreign
direct investment projects,
promising that this would be
"addressed soon".
"We're making some
changes to our Act right now,
where we are going to try and
protect our industry," Mr
Wong said in relation to the
Real Estate Brokers and Sales-


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* Construction and Capital equipment installation, physical plant
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NOTICE


MGS INVESTMENTS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
10th day of April 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)




Legal Notice

NOTICE

BOSWORTH CONSULTING LTD.
IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with section 137 of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 BOSWORTH
CONSULTING LTD. is in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 11th April 2008.
David Thain of Amer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd., Building 2
Caves Village, PO. Box N-3917 is the Liquidator of BOSWORTH
CONSULTING LTD. All persons having claims against the above-
named company are required to send their address and particulars of
their debts to the Liquidator before the 11th May 2008.


Please be advised that
Mr. James Booth is no longer
employed with the Nassau
Yacht Club and has no
authority to conduct any
business relating to the
Nassau Yacht Club.




NOTICE


TO ALL OUR IMPORTERS OF VEHICLES


r-'AUit tb, MUNUAY, AHHIL 14, 2008


man Act 1995.
"We've been encouraged to
get it done. We're getting close
to producing major changes to
the Act. In the next six to 12
months, we will see some
changes to give the Act more
teeth, agents and brokers more
clout, and to protect and
enhance our business."
In addition, many Bahamas-
based properties are also sold
by foreign agents via the Inter-
net, an ongoing source of fric-
tion for BREA and its mem-
bers. Average commissions
earned by Bahamian realtors
are 6 per cent for buildings
sold, and 10 per cent for devel-
opable land. 0
Overseas
Mr Wong said Bahamian
realtors were well-prepared to
co-broke with overseas real-
tors, providing referral fees.
However, unlike foreign real
estate agents who came into
the Bahamas "telling us what
they are going to pay us",
Bahamian realtors could not
operate in the US and Florida
without a licence.


THE TRIBUNE.









THE TIBUN MONDY, ARIL 4, BUSINESS 9


Lighting specialist says products




keep costs 30-40 per cent lower


FROM page 1B

been "going really well" since
the Bahamian franchise
opened its doors, given that
the company appeared to be
the only outdoor lighting spe-
cialist in this nation.
Ms Lightbourne explained
that the company had grown
its business by developing
alliances and relationship with
construction industry profes-
sionals, such as contractors,
architects, landscapers and
engineers, who were able to
refer it to potential clients -
especially new home builds.
"They would be in contact
with new home owners before
we would. It's been great for
new home owners, and now
we're trying to get the word
out to existing homeowners to
beef up the business we have,
and let them know what bene-
fits are possible," Ms Light-
bourne told The Tribune.
"The word has been getting
out a bit. It's taken a little
while to build up our reputa-
tion."
The Outdoor Lighting Per-
spectives franchise is owned by
Bahamian architect Pat Rah-
ming, head of Pat Rahming &
Associates, who realized that
Bahamian households and
businesses looking for energy
efficient, specialist outdoor
lighting arrangements either
had to rely on an electrician
or trips to Home Depot in the
US for a solution.
"He knew it was a great
business to get into, as no one
else was doing it in the
Bahamas," Ms Lightbourne
said.
While Outdoor Lighting
Perspectives products were at
the high end of the market, she
added that when it came to
sales, the company had expe-
rienicd "an increase'&;i sales-'
every year we;have beenioperm


ating".
Ms Lightbourne explained
that among the company's
competitive advantages were
the materials it used for its
products. Some 95 per cent of
materials were copper, which
did not rust or corrode, with
the remainder high-grade
industrial PVC-type piping,
meaning Outdoor Lighting
Perspectives was able to give
clients a 10-year warranty.
Systems
"Our systems are all low
voltage, and we provide a one-
stop shop by giving you an
installed price," Ms Light-
bourne explained.
"With the way things are
going with rising gas prices,
fuel efficiency and rising costs,
our systems are 12 volts as
opposed to 120 volts, so you
are going to be burning a lot
less [electricity]. What we are


trying to do is give you a sys-
tem that is self-efficient and
self-operating."
Ms Lightbourne said a 12-
light system supplied by Out-
door Lighting Perspectives,
using 12 volts, would probably
use 30-40 per cent less elec-
tricity than a comparable 4-5
light system using 120 volts. As
a result, Bahamians would "be
spending a significantly small-
er amount".
So far, most of Outdoor
Lighting Perspectives business
has been done in areas of New
Providence such as Paradise
Island's Ocean Club, Lyford
Cay, and in neighborhoods
located on the eastern and
western edges of the island.
Work has also been obtained
in the Family Islands, particu-
larly Eleuthera.
Ms Lightbourne said:
"We're licensed to serve the
entire Bahamas. We have a lot
of business in Eleuthera, and


Core responsibilities:

* Administers incoming phone calls and mail from both internal and
external customers by receiving, screening, and dispatching calls,
and drafting responses or referrals to mail.
* Prepares PowerPoint presentations when requested by the
Supervisor
* Records and prepares minutes for meetings chaired by Supervisor,
by using a laptop computer/shorthand during meetings.
* Serves as the Assistant Secretary to the Bank's Board of Directors
in the absence of the Executive Assistant.
* Serves as the Information Bank (IB) Manager for the Bank's
online services in the absence of On-line Banking Co-ordinator.
* Compiles, prepares and maintains numerous internal Bank and
branch documents and reports.
* Performs other secretarial duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Associates Degree and Certified Professional Secretary Rating, or
Certified Administrative Professional Rating
* Knowledge of Bank policies, procedures, services and terms.
* Oral and written communication skills, including etiquette and
writing skills.
* Ability to treat information with confidentiality and
professionalism.
* Detailed knowledge of computers to use Bank's network and its
core banking applications to complete correspondence

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
April 30th, 2008 to:


DA 62063B
c/o The Tribune
P.O. BoxN3207
Nassau, Bahamas


are trying to do more in
Freeport. Depending on how
that goes, we may open offices
in those areas."
OUtdoor Lighting Perspec-
tives is now looking to expand
its product range by bringing in
a light commercial line of light-
ing products.
"That line will allow us to
do a lot more for small com-
mercial properties," Ms Light-
bourne said, "and especially
somewhere like the Bahamas,


where you have a lot more
commercial properties that
have an outdoor-type environ-
ment. We have the weather to
be outdoors for the entire year,
and to offer something unique
and energy conservative will
be great."
The company is also look-
ing to "bring on full scale in
the Bahamas by the end of the
year" a line of lighting control
products. Ms Lightbourne said
these were becoming popular


with gated communities, and
Outdoor'Lighting Perspectives
product was 98 per cent wire-
less.
This meant homeowners
would not have to drill holes in
walls to carry an electrical sys-
tem to control what time lights
both inside and outside the
house came on. Ms Light-
bourne said the wireless sys-
tem could ultimately even be
controlled by computer from
anywhere in the world.


ABACOM KETS

Abaco Markets Limited, a leading food distribution company with five retail and
club outlets is accepting applications for:


RETAIL BUYERS

The Job
To grow the retail business through purchases that anticipates and provides
unlimited options to meet consumer demands. The candidate must have a
firm understanding of market trends, with a clear understanding of logistics
along with the ability to establish 'and maintain effective vendor relationships.

Requirements
Minimum of 3 years experience, proficient in Word & Excel suites, Excellent
Oral and Written skills is a must. Marketing experience will be considered a plus.

We offer Great Benefits:
Growth & Advancement within the organization
A salary that will commensurate with experience
Group Medical & Pension Plans
Employee Discounts
Profit Sharing
A Supportive team environment

Interested persons should send their resumes to:
hr@abacomarkets.com
,,, U+.:1 -: 3'___


Legal Notice


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000)
WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LTD., has
been dissolved and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 28th day of March, 2008.

Epsilon Management Ltd.
Suite 13, First Floor,
Oliaji Trade Centre,
Francis Rachel Street,
Victoria, Mahe,
Republic of Seychelles
Liquidator


NOTICE OF VACANCY
A vacancy exists at The Grand Bahama Development Company Limited for one
(1) Projects Manager. This position reports to the Vice President of Development

The successful candidate will be required to provide technical support and
guidance in the areas of super-structural and infrastructural developments and
rehabilitation works as necessary; perform condition survey on Company buildings
and infrastructure (including roadways) throughout the Lucaya areas when
required; plan, implement, and manage civil engineering capital works projects
undertaken by the Company.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

* BSc. in Building, Structural or Civil Engineering Postgraduate studies a
plus
* Minimum of five (5) years relevant engineering experience
* Minimum of three (3) years relevant supervisory experience
* Professional registration a plus

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

* Sound knowledge in road design and rehabilitation.
* Sound knowledge of construction techniques and safety parameters.
* Sound knowledge of engineering design techniques and the governing code
required in achieving internationally accepted standards.
* Working knowledge of Contract Law.
* Sound knowledge of established construction practices and related statutory
regulations.
* Sound knowledge of Contract Administration.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND SPECIALIZED TECHNIQUES

* Competence in the application of project management techniques
* Good coordinating skills.
* Good human relations skills.
* Ability to communicate effectively.
* Computer literacy as evidenced by full working knowledge of Microsoft
Word, Excel, Auto Cad and Microsoft Projects.


Resum6s with supporting documentation should be submitted to:
The Personnel Department
The Grand Bahama Development Company Limited
P.O. Box F-42666
Freeport, Grand Bahama
BAHAMAS
Or
Email: personnel@gbpa.com
On or before April 28,2008.


MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008, PAGE- 9b


THE TRIBUNE


i











PAGE 10B, MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2008


THE TRIBUNE


Government's


7.5%


Port stake proceeds




'went to third party'


FROM page 1B


shares.
The Treasurer is listed as


BISX ALL SHARE INDf


25 wk-Hi 52wk-Low


1.00
11.50
9.00
0.85
2.30
1.30
10.35
2.10
4.73
3.60
2.20
5.94
12.49
13.50
5.12
0.54
6.86
8.60
1000


52wk-Hi 52wk-Low


14.60
8.00
0.54


14.25
6.00
0.20


41.00 41.00
14.60 14.00
0.55 0.40


52wk-Low
1.2443
2.6629
1.2647
3.1827
11.4992
100.0000
100.0000
1.0000
9.6346


52wk-Hi
1.3081
3.0008
1.3847
3.7969
12.0429
100.0000
100.0000
1.0000
10.5000


Security


Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark
Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank (S1)
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol (S)
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson
Premier Real Estate


Symbol


owning 162,973 shares, the
same number as it held on
1970's annual return, with one
GBPA share each held by Port
financial controller Ian Barry,
its in-house counsel Carey
Leonard, and former counsel
Willie Moss.


The GBPA has authorised
share capital of $11.44 million,
consisting of four million
shares valued at $2.86 par val-
ue each.
Some 2,172,974 GBPA
shares have been issued and
are outstanding.


FG CAPITALMARKETS
]IROKERAGI & ADVISORY SERVICES



CFA L"
D1? SECURITIES AS OF:
[ APRIL 2008
Sd.oO | o %CHG 0.00 | YTD -102.26. YTD% -4.95
%Y.= n A.. ... .... .... .. .... '; :.


Yr IYTD%/ -4.02"/ | 200728.29%
AOF MORE DATA & INFORMATION
oday's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $


1.94 1.94
11.80 11.80
9.61 9.61
0.99 0.99
3.66 3.66
2.60 2.60
13.63 13.63
2.87 2.87
7.22 7.22
4.80 4.70
2.65 2.65
7.90 7.92
12.92 12.92
13.50 13.50
5.50r 5.50
0.67 0.67
6.86 6.86
12.30 12.30
,10.00 10.00
$ Asl.$The-Counter Securities
Bid $ Ask $ Last Price


Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.60
Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00
RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0.35
,.: The-Counter Securities
ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00
Bahamad Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00
RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45
Mutual Funds
Fund Name NAV YTD% Last 12 Months
Colina Bond Fund 1.308126*** 1.25% 5.61%
Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.996573**" -0.14% 13.11%
Colina Money Market Fund 1.386634** 0.84% 3.89%
Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.7011-" -2.52% 17.78%
Fidelity Prime Income Fund 12.0429* 0.92% 5.69%
CFAL Global Bond Fund 100.00"
CFAL Global Equity Fund 100.00-
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund 1.00"*
Fidelity International Investment Fund 9.6346* -8.24% -8.24%
NIMB..


0.135
1.502
0.643
0.188
0.289
0.058
750 1.093
0.091
0.428
0.157
0.316
3,200 0.713
0.810
0:914
500 0.386
0.035
0.411
1.059
1.167


Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $


100 1.160
0.000
-0.023

4.450
1.160
-0.023

Div$


PIE Yield


0.000
0.400
0.160
0.030
0.090
0.040
0.240
0.040
0.270
0.052
0.040
0.280
0.570
0.470
0.140
0.000
0.300
0.620
0.600


P/E Yield


0.900 13.4 6.16%
0.480 NM 7.80%
0.000 N/M 0.00%

2.750 9.0 6.70%
0.900 13.4 6.16%
0.000 N/M 0.00%

Yield%


NA.V. Key


BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing pnce 29 February 2008
52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 31 December 2007
52wk-Low Lowest closing pnce in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity *" 4 April 2008
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price ". 31 March 2008
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX- The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
(S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007
(S1I 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/2007
_ TO TRApE CALL CFAL 242-502-7010 1 F.B- TY % aMdSETm242-396- 0 I FOR MP4g TA F' TA ,F' lI -4-3


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/00716
Common Law & Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959 (Chapter 393)
AND
IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing
by admeasurement Six thousand Nine hundred and Thirty-six (6,936)
square feet situate in the Northern District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of NORALEE CARTWRIGHT

NOTICE OF PETITION

The Petition of NORALEE CARTWRIGHT of the Settlement of Kemps
Bay in the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas.

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing by admeasurement
Six thousand Nine hundred and Thirty-six (6,936) square feet situate on
the Eastern side of Peardale Road and approximately 2,150 feet South
of Wulff Road in the Northern District of the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The Petitioner in this matter claims to be the owner in free simple of
the said piece parcel or tract of land and have made application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section
Three (3) of the Quieting of Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said
piece parcel or tract of land investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted
by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act Copies of
the filed Plan may be inspected during normal working hours at:-

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher
Building, East Street North, Nassau, The Bahamas.

(b) Rolle & Co., Chambers. Anth-Mar House, 84 Minnie
Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or rights to dower
or an adverse claim or claims not recognized in .the' Petition shall on
or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days of the last publication file a
notice in the Supreme Court in the City oj assau in thy~q~jid of New
Providence aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned
a statement of his or her claim in the prescribed form verified by an
Affidavit to be filled therewith. Failure of any such person to file and
serve a statement of his or her claim on or before the Thirty (30) days
after the last publication will operate as a bar to such claim.

DATED the 18th day of March, A. D. 2008.

ROLLE & CO.
Chambers,
Anth-Mar House,
84 Minnie Street,
Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner.


NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOALEME H. LAFRANCE
of BELLOT ROAD OF FAITH AVE., BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 14th day
of April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LOUISDIN ST LUC of
BACARDI ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 11th day of
April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship,, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that VALDOR CHARLES of
BLUFF, ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason
why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 14th day of
April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




Legal Notice
NOTICE


WHITE HILLS INVESTMENTS S.A.
In Voluntary Liquidation


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, WHITE HILLS INVESTMENTS S.A.
is in dissolution as of March 7, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.



LIQUIDATOR





Legal Notice
NOTICE


BELU INVEST LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, BELU INVEST LTD. is in dissolution as of
April 10,2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Belize is the
Liquidator.



LIQUIDATOR





Legal Notice
NOTICE


EBBETS OVERSEAS LTD.
In Voluntary Liquidation


BAHAMAS FIRST
FIRST IN INSURANCE. TODAY. TOMORROW.

Career opportunity for an ambitious career oriented
individual


Trainee Risk Surveyor


Role & Responsibilities:
- Survey Property Risks all over the Bahamas
- Make Loss Prevention recommendations

Qualifications:
- College Graduate with B.A. Degree in Engineering,
Architecture or Technical Drafting preferred
- Successful applicant must complete the surveying
qualifications in four years
- Experience useful but not essential
- On the job training will be provided
- Computer proficiency required
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills required
- Must be able to work with minimal supervision

The Bahamas First Group is the largest property and casualty
insurance company in the Bahamas and has A- (Excellent)
Rating from A.M. Best, reflecting the company's financial
stability and sound risk management'practices. Compensation
commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.


Please apply before April 23rd, 2008 to:
Group HR & Training Manager
Bahamas First Corporate Services
32 Collins Avenue
P.O. Box SS-6268
Nassau, Bahamas

Or email to:
careers@bahamasfirst.com


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (4) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, EBBETS OVERSEAS LTD. is in
dissolution as of April 10, 2008.

International Liquidator Services Inc. situated at 35A
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00144

Whereas ALFREDA WHITE a.k.a. ALBERTHA WHITE
of Haven Subdivision in Southern District of the Island of
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas has made application to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real
and Personal Estate of GODFREY JEFFREY MCQUAY
late of Haven Subdivision in the Southern District of the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00161

Whereas WILLIAM JOHN GODFREY ENEAS of
Montague Heights, Eastern District, New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of SYLVIA MARGUERITE ENEAS late of East Ernest
Street, Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the.date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00162

Whereas SHAKIRA SHAKARA COAKLEY and DIANA
M. BETHEL both of Gum Tree Street, Pinewood Gardens,
Southern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of DERON
RODRICK BETHEL a.k.a. DERON RODERICK
BETHEL late of Gum Tree Street, Pinewood Gardens,
Southern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00163

Whereas CLAUDIA SHARISSE JOHNSON of No. 16
Sapphire Ridge, San Souci, Eastern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the Real
and Personal Estate of DUDLEY WINSTON JOHNSON
late of Martin Street, New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
2008/PRO/npr/00164

IN THE ESTATE OF BERYL ROCKAFELLOW, late of
Regency Park Nursing Home, N03325, Highway 35, Hazlet
in the County of Monmouth in the State of New Jersey,one
of the States of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
SAMANTHA M. WILLIAMS of No. 52 Old Cedar Street,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above


estate granted to DONALD G. ROCKAFELLOW, the
Executor, of the Estate by Monmouth County Surrogate's
Court, one of the States of the United States of America on
the 5th day of February, 1999.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00164A

IN THE ESTATE OF GRAHAM E. ROCKAFELLOW,
late of No. 74 Cherry Tree Farm Road in the Township of
Middletown, County of Monmouth in the State of New
Jersey, one of the States of the United States of America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
SAMANTHA M. WILLIAMS of No. 52 Old Cedar Street,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the
Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Grant of Letters Testamentary in the above
estate granted to DONALD G. ROCKAFELLOW, the
Executor, of the Estate of Beryl Rockafellow by Monmouth
County Surrogate's Court, one of the States of the United
States of America on the 5th day of February, 1999.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00I65

Whereas TANICO SHENIQUER HUNTER a.k.a.
TAMICO SHENIQUE HUNTER of Victoria Gardens,
Western District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of
VERNETTA MORRISON a.k.a. VERNETHA
MORRISON HUNTER late of Victoria Gardens, Western
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00I66

IN THE ESTATE OF JOHN M. ANKNEY, late of 3792
N.E. Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, Florida, one of the States
of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
PETRA M. HANNA WEEKES of the City of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of Letters
of Administration Multiple Personal Representatives in the
above estate granted to JON WYN ANKNEY and
JO'SPEH THOMAS ANKNEY, the Personal
Representatives, of the Estate by Martin County, Circuit
Court, Florida, one of the States of the United States of
America on the 22nd day of February, 2007.

DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00167

IN THE ESTATE OF VERA M. ANKNEY, late of 3792
N.E. Ocean Blvd, Jensen Beach, Florida, one of the States
of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
PETRA M. HANNA WEEKES of the City of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of Letters
of Administration Multiple Personal Representatives in the
above estate granted to JON WYN ANKNEY and
JOSPEH THOMAS ANKNEY, the Personal
Representatives, of the Estate by Martin County, Circuit
Court, Florida, one of the States of the United States of
America on the 22nd day of February, 2007.
DESIREE ROBINSON


(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00168

Whereas PANDORA ETHELYN DAVIS of Alter Court,
Churchill Development, Eastern District, New Providence,
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of STANLEY GEORGE DAVIS a.k.a. GEORGE


STANLEY DAVIS late of Florida Court, Southern District,
New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OFTHE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00169

Whereas BARBARA LOUISE ROMER of Bel Air Estates,
Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of JAMES
ALEXANDER ROMER late of Bel Air Estates, Eastern
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
DESIREE ROBINSON
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/00170

IN THE ESTATE OF CASIMIR SKRZYNIECKI, late
of 164 Mettler Street in the City of Toledo in the State of
Ohio, one of the States of the United States of America,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen
days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street in the Island
of New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized Attorney
in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Letters of
Authority in the above estate granted to GARY
HOLEWINSKI the Executor of the Estate, by the Probate
Court of Lucas County, Ohio, on the 16th day of October,
2007.
NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00171
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Whereas BYANE E.ARUSSELL of Yellow Elder Gardens
in Western District of'Ute Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has
made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration with the Will annexed of the
Real and Personal Estate of FAYE ANN ECKEL (a.k.a.)
FAYE A. ECKEL late of 873 South Highway 48, Creek
County in the City of Mannford in the State of Oklahoma
one of the States of the United States of America, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF TIlE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00173

Whereas McARTHUR MOSS of the Western District of
the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of HILDA MOSS late of Baillou Hill Road in the Southern
District of the Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
hereof.
NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
APRIL 17, 2008

2008/PRO/npr/001I74

IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT H. ABPLANALP, late of
the Village of Bronxville of the Town of Eastchester in the
County of Westchester in the State of New York, one of the
States of the United States of America, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen


days from the date hereof, application will be made to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
MICHAEL ALVIN DEAN of Hampshire Street in the
Western District of the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-
At-Law, the Authorized Attorney in The Bahamas for
obtaining the Resealed Letters Testamentary in the
above estate granted to JOSEPHINE ABPLANALP,
JOHN P. ABPLANALP, MARIE H. HOLCOMBE and
WILLIAM E. GRIFFIN the Personal Representatives of
the Estate, by the Surrogate's Court of the State of New
York, Westchester County, on the 16th day of September,
2003.

NICOYA NEILLY
(for) REGISTRAR


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Photo shows Lambert Longley (left), Partner, congratulating Paul


KPMG in The Bahamas congratulates

Paul Frazier on his international
assignment

Paul Frazier is headed to the Atlanta office of KPMG in the U.S. for an 18 month international
assignment. Paul is a 2005 KPMG Scholarship recipient and as part of KPMG's Scholarship
Program recipients are usually granted work experience in a KPMG office outside The
Bahamas. Paul graduated from Acadia University in May 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in
Business Administration. He is also a Lyford Cay Foundation scholarship recipient and served
as an advisor for KPMG's Junior Achievement Program.
KPMG's Global Mobility Program is another avenue the firm uses to provide international
exchanges which allows staff to participate in multi-cultural experiences which aid in their
professional development and growth and return toThe Bahamas to share their new
knowledge.


The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has been established by statute
for the regulation of the telecommunications, electricity and water and
sewerage sectors in The Bahamas.
The PUC is seeking a utility regulatory professional with training and
experience, particularly in the field of telecommunications regulation,
to fill the position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission
reporting to the Chairman, and is responsible for the day-to-day
administration of the affairs of the Commission and for ensuring that
the Commission is provided with high quality technical advice and
guidance in the execution of its functions.

The successful candidate will be required to provide leadership and
management direction to the PUC. The candidate will also be a high-
level practitioner with direct experience in a wide variety of utility
regulatory activities including liberalization(especially with respect to
telecommunications) granting of licences, approval of rates, service
quality, licence enforcement measures, universal service policies, radio
spectrum management, and international best practices. This post will
be offered on a contract basis.

The successful applicant will have a Master's Degree or Professional
Certification in Economics, Management, Law or Engineering and is
expected to have had ten (10) years practice as a trained regulator.

The PUC offers a very attractive remuneration and benefits package
together with a pleasant working environment. Further information about
the PUC can be obtained -from the website: ww.WCB dm.Jt

Interested applicants may deliver resumes to:

Executive Director, Public Utilities Commission
4th Terrace East, Collins Avenue
Fax No. (242) 323-7288
E-mail: PUCQ piucbahamk s.g.Mbs

Applications should be received by 18 April, 2008. Only applicants who
have been short-listed will be contacted.


2008 KPMG, a Bahamas partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent
member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. All rights reserved.


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Q. Can I withdraw US. Dollar funds while I am shopping in Florida?
A. Yes. Customers of Bank of The Bahamas International will be permitted to withdraw funds,
in US, Dollars, at BOB Financial Services, Inc. Such withdrawals, however, will be subject to
Bahamian Exchange Control Guidelines.


Q. Will I be able to open a US. Dollar account at BOB Financial Services, Inc.)
A. No. BOB Financial Services, Inc,, will not offer U.S. Dollar account facilities at this time.
It will serve as a customer service extension of the Bank's Bahamas based offices and service
centres and will allow customers access to their funds for multiple purposes, within Bahamian
Exchange Contr61 Guidelines.

Q. Will BOB Financial Services, Inc., be able to open accounts for persons wishing to conduct
banking business in The Bahamas?
A. Yes. BOB Financial Services, Inc., will assist prospective customers with opening accounts,
subject to the customer meeting the Bank's usual due diligence requirements and Bahamian
regulatory guidelines.


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