The Tribune
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Title: The Tribune
Uniform Title: Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
Portion of title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: April 16, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Volume: 104 No'121 WEDNESDAY, APRII

Attorney General's

Office in US 'working

internally' on matter

Tribune Staff Reporter
AFTER apparently lying dor-
mant for almost 20 years, the case
of Rubie Nottage is now being
reviewed by the United States
Attorney General's Office with a
view to determining how to pro-
ceed with the matter.
' A spokesperson from the
Boston office, Christina Dilorio-
Sterling, told The Tribune yester-
day that the US Attorney Gener-
al's Office is currentI working
"intemallv" on Mrs Nonage's case.
Mrs Dilono-Sterling said the
office is expected to -"ery soon"

RESIDENTS of Wilson Tract
say police are again "intimidating'"
them following the recent shooting
death of petry thief Patrick "Peanut'
And they want Police Commis-
sioner Reginald Ferguson to per-
sonally investigate the threats with
the aim of banging rogue officers to
Teenager Elkin Williams. who
witnessed Strachan's killing b.
police last month, claims he was
threatened when officers came
looking for him this week, leaving
him in fear of his life.
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THE NATIONAL COaStal Awareness committee has returned to Nassau Harbour to continue its
efforts to clean up the area. Pictured above is one of the divers bringing trash up from the harbotir
d nalr ofr oolf based trucks to remove it SE O

OE Passport Office
under scrutiny
in Election Court
Tribune Staff Reporter
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tices of the Passport Office have
come under scrutiny in Election
Court, leading Senior Justice Ani-
ta Allen to question if the disar-
ray is not masking the improper
sale of passports.
Ivan Deveaux, assistant chief
passport officer stationed in
Grand Bahama, took the witness
stand yesterday testifying on
records in his department for sev-
eral voters being challenged by
former MP Pleasant Bridgewa-
The Passport Office was sub-
poenaed by Ms Bridgewater to
SEE page eight

Woman hits out after husband
is remanded for 12 months
A MOTHER of three was left in shock
yesterday after her husband was remanded to
Fox Hill Prison for 12 months for charges
that she claims are completely bogus and
utterly "ridiculous".
Obviously distraught, and struggling to
control herself, Mrs Devern Sturrup told The
Tribune that after three years of battling
I through the Magistrate and Appeal Courts
SEE page eight

Mother recalls child's tragic
death in court testimony

THE trial of three men
charged in the death of a British
toddler began in Supreme
Court yesterday with emotional
testimony from the child's
mother as she recalled the

tragic incident.
Boat driver James Alexander
Bain, along with boat owners
Evengeless Williamson and
Clifford Nottage, have been
charged with manslaughter
SEE page eight

Three union
for alleged
funds misuse
Tribune Staff Reporter
THREE top executives of the
Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied
Workers Union (BHCAWU) have
been suspended for allegedly mis-
using union funds for personal pur-
*. poses, it emerged yesterday.
The union's president Roy Cole-
brook, secretary general Leo Dou-
glas and treasurer Basil McKenzie
were suspended with pay and may
have to face allegations of misusing
the union's finances in court.
Members of the union's execu-
tive council told the media yesterday
that investigations have turned up
several discrepancies in the
BHCAWU's financial statements.
SHowever, the three men
adamantly deny that there has been
CL any wrongdoing on their part.
a Addressing the press at union
SEE page eight

- The Bahamas
E criticized in
Z new human
C* Hth "Almit t

Tribune Staff Reporter
AMNESTY International has
again criticised reports of abuse
by Bahamian authorities and the
country's treatment of asylum-
seekers in its latest release on the
state of the world's human rights.
In its annual report, the organ-
isation said accounts of abuse by
members of security forces,
including excessive use of force,
continued in 2006. The report
documented the shooting deaths
of two men in 2006 at the hands
of police.
"Neil Brown was reportedly
shot dead while handcuffed as he
was being transported back to
Fox Hill Prison in January. He
had been recaptured following a
prison escape in which a prison
guard was killed. A prison offi-
cer was subsequently found guilty
of his murder by a coroner's jury,
but the verdict was deferred
pending a constitutional review;
the officer remained on duty at
the end of the year.
SEE page eight

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Volunteers join forces to

clean up underwater debris

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returned to Nassau Harb
continue its efforts to cl
that very polluted area.
More than 50 volut
including Stuart Cove
Bahamas, the Royal Ba
Defence Force, the Depa
of Environmental Healt
vices, the Ministry of To
Dolphin Encounters
Department of M
Resources, and T and K
Removal joined forces to
up debris underwater and
the shoreline.
Organised by the C
Awareness Committee
of their national initiative
urday's clean up began ii
of the Royal Bahamas D
Force Harbour Patrol ba
Stuart Cove of Stuart
Dive Bahamas, whose
along with the Royal Ba
Defence Force led the
water clean-up efforts
mented on what the c

"Unfortunately, we fou
as much debris under:
we did last year in the
spot. We still made a big
in removing many item
removed a large boat, c
blocks, tires, car batter
countless additional si
items. There is still, a loi
trash lining the floor of th
bour and we will contir
come back. If more p
could see the damage tha
causes to our ocean en
ment they would think
about throwing garbage
sea," he said.
Defense Force divers sa
remain committed to thi
bour clean-up efforts.
"We are stewards of th
ronment as peace office
this is an important comic
effort. Our commodor
very much supports these
of exercises and so we ar
to do our part," said Chic
ty Officer, Derek Richa
"We patrol the harbor
protecting it is part of wl
dodevery day and our'
were eager to be involved

Committee continues efforts

Noel Turnquest of T and K
trash Removal volunteered his
time and a crane truck to help
lift heavy items such as a boat
and engine blocks out of the
"I felt it was important to lend
a hand. As a Bahamian I enjoy
our beaches and coast and want-
ed to do my part. It will take
each of us to make a difference
with this big problem," he said.
Members of the Department
of Environmental Health Ser-
vices and other volunteers sort-
ed the refuse by type and wrote
down all findings on detailed
data cards which were submitted
to the Ocean Conservancy and
the Bahamas National Trust by
Dolphin Encounters Project
BEACH to help to track com-

mon types of litter and try to
prevent these items from end-
ing up in the harbour and beach-
es in the future.
"Scientists do not know how
long it takes for a glass bottle
to break down underwater,"
said Kelly Meister of Dolphin
Encounters. "We found over
one hundred glass bottles in one
hour alone that the divers
brought to the surface.

"That means that those bot-
tles would have remained
underwater for literally genera-
tions. Marine debris is one of
the biggest problems we face as
a community and the solution

should, get involved in making a
difference in the fight against
"The harbour clean-ups were
truly a team effort that included
different companies, sponsors
and volunteers from the private,
government and not-for-profit
sectors," added Mr McPhee.
"Clearing our harbour of debris
was important to everyone
involved and that will continue
to be the case especially now we
have seen what more needs to
be done. We hope that the
results of our efforts will encour-
age others to join us. Important
in our continued effort to keep
the marine environment pristine
is education and awareness,
what we have embarked on, and
strict enforcement by the rele-
vant authorities. If we continue
at the rate we are degrading our
environment it could result in a
health issue in the future."

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Tribune Staff Reporter

he iar- THE PLP say they are con-
nue to cerned about the instability in
'e0Ople Haiti and the possible effects
it trash on the Bahamas of the contin-
viron- ued rioting and food shortages
twice in that impoverished country.
in the At a press conference held
i. yesterday at the House of
ay they Assembly, the opposition said
e liar- that this is just one of many
en. foreign affairs issues that it is
rse envi- keeping an eye on.
rsundity Former foreign affairs Fred
e also Mitchell called on the govern-
e types ment to express its views in
re glad regard to the growing instabil-
ef Pet- ity in Haiti.
rdson. "Our country should con-
ir and tinue to commit to work with
hat we other CARICOM countries to
divers bring about and maintain sta-
d." ability in Haiti. Haiti's ability
to survive and its stability is
crucial to the stability and
peace in the Bahamas," Mr
[] Mitchell said.
Moreover, the former min-
ister said that it was most
regrettable that such rioting
and instability is plaguing Hait
ticularly as efforts have been ma
ment from the Bahamas to Ha
the agricultural sector.
"Many of you may have bee
discussions when the special ass
ian) president was here as a gue
of Commerce and he gave a ra
tion to the business community
investment there.
"And one of the concerns tha
had at the time was the question
Haiti provided a stable envir
"So it is really regrettable t
has spiralled out of control to 1
fact it has lead to, it appears
vote in the prime minister," he
On Sunday, only a week after
Bahamas, Haiti's parliament
prime minister Jacques Edouar
deadly protests over rising foo
However, Haiti is only one

tries suffering from unrest
over soaring prices for basic
food items.
"There have been vary-
ing difficulties in St Vincent,
in Trinidad and Tobago, in
Guyana, in St Lucia, and in
Grenada. And in Grenada I
believe there has been a 40
per cent increase in the
price of flour in recent
weeks," Mr Mitchell added.
Here in the Bahamas, Mr
Mitchell said he has noticed
similar difficulties in his Fox
Hill.constituency, where
residents have complained
about food prices.
Highlighting that a loaf
of bread now sells for $3.70,
Mr Mitchell said that a fam-
ily with two children could
easily end up spending
almost $12 a week on bread
The spike-in the price of
d bread basket items and the
ever increasing oil prices
which now stand at around
$112 a barrel on the inter-
FOX HILL MP Fred Mitchell speaks yesterday. national market, are forc-
Tim Clarkef/Tribune staff ing Bahamians to make
tough decisions about
ti at this time, par- whether to put fuel in their cars or put food on
ade to draw invest- their tables, Mr Mitchell said.
iti- particularly in "The government here needs to address then
,this question on the rising cost of food. When
en involved in the we last met in the House of Assembly I raised the
istant of the (Hait- issue of the sharp rise in food and energy prices in
est of the Chamber the country. And the fact that the government did
their full presenta- not appear to have ideas to address them while
.y trying to attract people are often giving up food so the experts
are telling us because incomes have more or less
at the businessmen remained static over the last few years, and with
n of whether or not gasoline prices going up to over $5 a gallon, and
onment for busi- food prices going up, people are having to make
trade-offs between food and putting gas in their
that this situation car, or between food and paying their children's
the point where in school fees, or food and paying the electricity
, a no-confidence bill," he said.
said. In the United States and in other Caribbean
She had visited the countries, Mr Mitchell said, governments are
voted to dismiss attempting to create public policies to help deal
d Alexis following with the strain that is being place on citizens. In
d prices. the Bahamas, he said, there has been no word
of several coun- from the government on the matter.

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Man, 38

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girl, 14
man of Dudley Lane
accused of indecently
assaulting a girl, 14, was
arraigned in Magistrate's
It is alleged that
Valentine Laramore
committed the offence
on Wednesday, April 2.
Laramore, who appeared
before Magistrate Linda
Virgill at Court Nine,
Nassau Street, pleaded
not guilty and was grant-
ed $1,500 bail. The case
has been adjourned to
April 23.

A 23-year-old man
charged with attempted
murder and causing
grievous harm was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court dockets state
that on Monday, April 7,
Mario Rahming attempt-
ed to cause the death of
Camouinse Jean. It is
further alleged that on
the same day Rahming
caused grievous harm to
Rahming, who was
arraigned before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at
Court Eight, Bank Lane,
pleaded not guilty and
was granted $20,000 bail.
The case was adjourned
to November 3 for the
start of a preliminary

A MAN was
arraigned in Magistrate's
Court charged with rob-
bing and assaulting a
reserve police officer.
Christopher Dames,
29, of Charles Vincent
Street, appeared before
Magistrate Linda Virgill
at Court Nine, Nassau
Street, charged with rob-
bing and causing harm to
Tito Ferguson.
It is alleged that on
Sunday, April 6, Dames,
while armed with a
handgun, robbed Tito
Ferguson of a G-Shock
wristwatch valued at
$150, a brown land wal-
let containing $50, a gold
rope chain valued at
$300 as well as a police
warrant card and note-
It is further alleged
that on the same day
Dames caused harm to
Dames, who appeared
before Magistrate Linda
Virgill at Court Nine,
Nassau Street, was not
required to plead to the
He was remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison
and the case was
adjourned to June 10.

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Women claim 'rogue traffic

cop' tried to extort money

TWO Bahamian womenare
determined to expose a "rogue
traffic cop" who, they claim, tried
to extort money from them in
downtown Nassau.
The women say the policeman
falsely accused them of crossing a
red light in Shirley Street, then
asked what they could do for him if
he made sure they were not report-
The women, who wanted to be
known only as Marie and Tiffany,
told The Tribune that the cop
flagged them down and accused
them of "running the light" out-
side Zion Baptist Church.
He told them a plain-clothes
senior officer had told him to stop
their car because he had witnessed
the infringement.
"However, we had not run the
light and the policeman could not
name the senior officer. He asked
us what we could do for him if
made sure the case didn't proceed.

"The inspector said he was tired
of this happening. With all due
respect, why has nothing been
done? Who is sharing in this

Calls made to the police for
comment on this matter were not
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POLICE have been interview-
ing academics at the College of .
the Bahamas in their bid to find ':
the killer of senior lecturer Dr
Thaddeus McDonald and his gay
lover, Harl Taylor.
Faculty have been quizzed about
Dr McDonald's social life and
associates in the hope that light
can be shed on events leading up
to his brutal death last November.
One COB source said police had
complained that "butch" women
and wives of gay husbands on cam- .
pus had proved obstructive.
"Police feel they are not as
forthcoming as they should be,"
the source told The Tribune last
Dr McDonald, a popular dean
at COB, was beaten so badly with a clothing
iron at his home in Queen Street that his fea-
tures were unrecognisable, even to relatives.
His body was found on November 16.
Two days later, his fried,.Harl Taylor the
internationally-known handbag designer was
found savagely stabbed to death at his home,

TWO men charged with forg-
ing bank cheques drawn on the
public treasury account were
arraigned in Magistrate's court
Court dockets state that
Mario Macintosh, 26, of St
Andrew's Drive on or about
Monday, November 12, 2007,
forged a Royal Bank of Canada
cheque drawn on the account
of the public treasury in the
amount of $1,500.52.
Court dockets also stage that
the accused uttered the fake
cheque on Wednesday, Novem-
ber 21, last year and obtained
cash in the amount of $1,500.52
from Royal Bank of Canada on
Prince Charles Drive.
It is also alleged that on
Wednesday, November 28,
2007, the accused forged a Roy-
al Bank of Canada cheque
drawn on the account of the
public treasury in the amount
of $3,050.52.
Court dockets also state that
he uttered the fake cheque on
Friday, November 30, 2007, and
obtained the amount in cash
from RBC Mackey Street.

"Though no sum was men-
tioned, this was clearly a reference
to money. We told him we had
none. Now we're waiting for the
The women said they were
determined to hire a lawyer for
any court hearing so they can
expose the policeman as a thief
and extortionist.
"He said: 'I can have this thrown
out what are you going to do for
me?' We went to the traffic depart-
ment and spoke to the inspector.
We were led to believe he had
done this before and were told he
was giving the police a bad name.
"However, if they knew about it,


why was he still on the force? He
could make a thousand dollars a
day doing this. We are ready to
take a lie detector test to show
what we're saying is true.
"If he wants a war, let's have a
war. If that's what he wants, that's
what he'll get."
Marie said the speedcop's
behaviour could cause some peo-
ple to panic and pay up. "We're
both Bahamians, but what would
foreigners think?" she asked.
"We are not going to back down
on this.
"We want this dirty business to
stop. We are going to make an
example of him.

Mountbatten House, in West Hill
Investigators still believe that
both men could have been killed
by the same attacker, who was
"almost certainly" someone who
knew them both well.
Nassau's influential gay com-
munity has apparently closed
ranks since inquiries began.
Officers say closet gays, in par-
ticular, are proving difficult, fear-
ing exposure if a case comes to
However, two weeks ago lead
investigator ASP Leon Bethel
told The Tribune he was
confident the killer would be
He appealed to the public to
give detectives the "breakthrough" they need to
identify the killer.
"We have strong forensic evidence from both
murder scenes," ASP Bethel revealed.
"It's just a question of matching this up with'
the killer.
"We need to get this person off the streets."

It is also claimed the accused
on Monday, November 12,2007,
forged a RBC cheque in the
amount of $1,500.52 and
obtained the amount in cash
from Peter Kemp's liquor store.
Macintosh, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Linda Virgill
at Court Nine, Nassau Street,
pleaded not guilty to the charges
and was granted $3,500 bail. The
matters were adjourned to Sep-
tember 10 and 11.
Arthur Culmer, 32, of Mount
Pleasant, was arraigned on a
similar charge. It is alleged that
Culmer on Wednesday, Novem-
ber 28, 2007, forged a RBC
cheque drawn on the account
of the public treasury in the
amount of $3,050.52 and used
the forged cheque to obtain that
amount from RBC, Mackey
Culmer, who was arraigned
before Magistrate Linda Virgill
at Court Nine, Nassau Street,
pleaded not guilty and was also
granted bail in the sum of
$3,500. His case was also
adjourned to September 10 'and

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It's time to think again

THERE is now sufficient disquiet in the
country to justify a rethink on Rubie Not-
tage's Supreme Court appointment, not
because US authorities say so, but because
The Bahamas owes it to itself to ensure its
judiciary is beyond reproach.
The drug era of the mid-1980s was the
lowest point in the nation's recent history.
The international press depicted The
Bahamas then as a cesspit of corruption and
impropriety, and all those implicated in its
shame were left tainted beyond redemption.
As far as Mrs Nottage is concerned, we are
in no position to judge her alleged culpabil-
ity or otherwise during those dark days.
What we do note is that US authorities
appear to have shown less than total com-
mitment in pursuing their complaints against
her, and seem to have missed several oppor-
tunities to question her. It would be inter-
esting to know why.
However, Mrs Nottage's appointment as a
Supreme Court judge must be questioned
not only because of US allegations against
her, but simply because she featured in the
1984 Commission of Inquiry report into
It is inconceivable that anyone should be
considered for a senior judicial post if there
is a sniff of scandal in the air, whether that
scandal is warranted or not. The whole issue
really is as simple as that.
Supporters of Mrs Nottage claim she is
eminently qualified for the post. The Tri-
bune has no cause to dispute that. In fact,
every account to reach our ears suggests she
is an exemplary professional, and is worthy
of elevation to the Bench.
But appointing judges is an exceptionally
delicate area. Those who judge the rest of us
must themselves be beyond adverse judg-
ment. Apart from senior clerics in the estab-
lished churches, few others in life besides
senior law enforcement officials are held to
such exacting standards.
In this matter, only three issues need to
concern us: judgment, credibility and per-
In choosing Mrs Nottage, the judicial com-
mission displayed either lack of due dili-
gence (unlikely, given that everyone over a
certain age will remember the 1984 Com-
mision all too well) or faulty judgment. As
the commission is composed of senior



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lawyers, including judges, we have a right
to expect better.
With Mrs Nottage as a judge, it could be
argued with justification that the credi-
bility of a judicial system that is already
widely derided will suffer even more. Just to
imagine the knowing smirks of drug dealers
coming before the courts is enough to con-
vince us on that score.
But it's the question of perception that
matters most. It is not hard to see how Mrs
Nottage's appointment might be construed in
future as solid evidence that The Bahamas
has learnt nothing from its past, that its judi-
ciary is flawed, and that justice itself in this
country is very much a hit-and-miss affair.
That has serious implications, not only for
Bahamians themselves, but also those who
choose to live and invest here.
Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall has done
the judicial commission no favours by failing
to explain the reasoning behind Mrs Not-
tage's appointment. He also ill-advisedly dis-
missed the word 'transparency' as a modem
buzzword, when in truth it is the absolute
bedrock of democracy and jurisprudence in
every civilised society.
The old saying that 'Justice must be SEEN
to be done' implies transparency rather than
translucency the word Sir Burton preferred
in referring to the commission's delibera-
tions and must apply equally to those who
administer justice as to justice itself.
Senior government figures are now sug-
gesting the appointment will be "revisited"
before Mrs Nottage is officially swornm in. It
is important that this should happen, if only
to demonstrate that every possible implica-
tion of this embarrassing situation has been
adequately explored.
Most intelligent people can see exactly
what needs to be done. It is only the legal
profession's taste for obfuscation and pre-
varication that appears to be standing in the
Mrs Nottage has to back away from this
appointment, or the commission needs to
withdraw its offer. ,
Interested parties far beyond Bahamian
shores will be noting the outcome and draw-
ing their own conclusions. More important,
though, is that the Bahamas should do the
right thing for its own credibility and peace
, of mind.

Call to churches in

the Bahamas to

take responsibility

for moral decay

EDITOR, The Tribune.
My respects to the Holy Spirit
and every church denomination
in the Commonwealth of the
Good day Bahamas,
The Bahamas is in a state of
moral decay, and it is unfolding
all around us. It is time we the
body of Christ take an active
stand concerning critical issues in
our nation. We must not be too
selective on the issues we decide
to take on.
The murder rate has broken
records; domestic violence is still
on the rise; homosexuality and
sexual promiscuity has finally tak-
en wings of freedom without
shame; the skeletons in the closets
have taken on flesh; children
beating parents; students repri-
manding teachers; adults having
sex with minors; the spirits of
Sodom and Gomorrah have infil-
trated into our families, our gov-
ernment, our schools, our church-
es, our children, our integrity, my
God, even our culture as a'real
The Bahamas is losing its iden-
tity by'allowing foreign spirits to
invade our shores. The spirit of
America has taken hold of what
we wear, what we watch; and
their R&B melody has infiltrated
our music.
The reggae of Jamaican slang is
destroying our Bahamian dialect
expressions that make us unique
as a people. The spirit of voodoo
from Haiti has embedded itself
in the unstable minds of foreign
criminals bringing the country's
homicide rate to a record high in
2007. Our hospitals are jammed
with Haitians for free medical,
and our public schools are domi-
nated by half foreigners.
One cruise ship of internation-
al homosexuals was turned away
from our shores.Homosexuality
is now more' prevalent than ever
in our Bahamas'.
The spirit of England still
dominates our courts, our judi-
cial system and the business of
how our Bahamian government
does international and local trans-
actions. There seems to be more
worship, reverence, and order in
courts as apposed to the church.
We address the magistrate as
"your worship", and in the
Supreme Court, as "my lord"
somehow we are still chained to
the English Crown.
The Cubans are still stealing
our fish, our marine resources are
slowing becoming extinct. The
Bible says the enemy is like a lion
setting up to destroy and devour,
that's why the lion fish has finally
arrived in our Bahamian waters.
The Chinese have taken over
our small grocery business marts
and telling us when to eat our
In education, our country's
point average exam rates are sad-
ly very low. The Coalition for



Thursday, April 17,2008


Mr. Oscar Spencer
IDB Reprsentative in the Bahamas

Place: East Villa Restaurant
East Bay Street
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Education Reform reported that
a high school graduate at the
beginning of class at one of our
renowned institutions answered
"22" to the question: "What is
2x2?" /
The next question: "What does
7x7 equal?" was answered "14".
Then there is the issue of prime
Bahamian real estate being liter-
ally handed over to foreigners for
mere pennies per acre. Paradise
Island is practically a private city
owed by foreigners.
Mega resorts in Abaco, Grand
Bahama, Exuma, Mayaguana,
Walkers Cay, and Eleuthera
occupy prime Bahamian real
Today I charge and send a clar-
ion call to all the churches in our
Bahamas to take responsibility
for our country's moral and eco-
nomic decay.
Please hear me good: It is the
churches that are held account-
able. We are the ones who claim
to be connected to the almighty
God and yet we manifest a weak-
ness that puts the power installed
in us to shame.
The time has come for the
uprooting of false leaders, false
pastors, Apostles, teachers, evan-
gelists and all persons who are in
a position to make a difference
in this country.
It is God who promotes, but
when leaders are put in place they
are torn away from their initial
purpose and instead seek
to make their own world better
and forget that it is not about
them but about the all.
The church is spending too
much time with their own agen-
das holding conferences, crusades
and summits and forgetting the
real reason for the church in our
country.- '
Our churches have become so
commercialized that we forget the
unsaved and generate our ener-
gies to building up just ourselves
and our own denomination.
It is time for us men and
women of the Gospel to stop talk-
ing about what is going on in our
communities and start devising
strategies to bring solutions to the
problems that we face every day
in our communities.
I am so sick and tired of the
churches of the Bahamas operat-
ing out of ignorance by avoiding
the present day mandate issued
by God for the 21st century that
was established by Jesus the
Christ, the Son of God.
We are not just living in the
End Times. We are living where
time is about to end. And God is
about ready to come for a church
that is in order. But our churches
are out of order.
Is the Bahamian Christian
community ready for the coming
of Jesus? With some of our trust-
ed pastors still sweet hearing.
Ministers taking time off to go to
Las Vegas to play the two kinds

of slot machines.
I am tired of Christian leaders
preaching on keeping the temple
holy and they are carry over 200
lbs of demonic blubber engaging
in personal temple obesity.
There are some so-called Chris-
tian police still taking bribes to
fund their sexual desires and Mer-
cedes Benz.
There are some Christian lead-
ers in their 20's and 30's soliciting
sex with 12 year olds on the inter-
net. They tell the youngsters to
send them naked photos by e-
mail. There are some male pas-
tors making it out with young
Everyone is trying to be Bishop
this and Apostle that.. .too much
struggle for the power of man and
not enough commitment to the
real job that some of us apostles,
pastors, teachers, evangelists,
bishops, doctors and ministers of
the gospel are called to.
I plead to the false prophets
and apostles and ministers of the
gospel to come forth, repent and
get saved right now before you
are torn down by deception, cor-
ruption, malice, fornication,
teafin', lying, adultery, and many,
many more that we haven't found
out yet.
I plead to all Christian leaders
let's get it right. Let's get real,
let's get righteous. Things are not
going to get better for the
Bahamas until the church repents.
Until the.churches come together
to address critical issues that con-
front our Bahamas today. The
church must join not only hands
but our minds so as to bring a
sense of unity and become one.
If we were to gather one thou-
sand leaders of different denom-
inations, and ask them to shout
out the name of their denomina-
tion at once,...it will sound like
one big confusion. -
But let that same thousand
leaders shout Jesus Christ and lis-
ten to a tone that is'in unity. The
church must come in one accord.
We must create a coalition of all
denominations to address, to
demonstrate, and take action on
issues that put our Bahamas in
The church must join hands,
minds, and actions across our dif-
ferences to bring the moral claims
of Kingdom principles to bear on
the minds of those who make
public policy in the Bahamas.
The Government must now
begin to reshuffle their mandates
to include the church on making
major decisions concerning its
people. The government must
embrace verification firstly from
the church.
To this end I call on all denom-
inations in the Bahamas for an
immediate conference and begin
the process of evaluation.
Our Bahamas needs the church
involvement in its governmental
President Bahamas Clergy
January 2008.

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SIn brief.. Man in custody in connection

Man in court I 1 i

on weapons,


A 33-YEAR-OLD man
has been arraigned in
Magistrate's Court on
weapons and ammunitions
Arnold Gardiner of Pol-
hemus Street was
arraigned before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at
court eight in Bank Lane,
charged possession of a
firearm with the intent to
endanger life, possession
of ammunition, possession
of dangerous drugs and
assault with a deadly
Court dockets allege
that on Tuesday, April 8
Gardiner was found in
possession of a silver and
black Baretta 9mm pistol
as well as 57 live rounds of
ammunition and a quanti-
ty of marijuana.
It was further alleged
that on Monday, April 7
Gardiner assaulted DeAn-
gelo Moultrie with a shot-
Gardiner pleaded not
guilty to all charges and
was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison until
April 15 when he will
return to court for a bail

A MAN and his wife
were arraigned in Magis-
trate's Court on weapons
and drug charges.
George Johnson, 42, and
Cherise Johnson,. 38, of
Lucky Heart Comer
appeared before Magis-
trate Carolita Bethel at
court eight in Bank Lane
charged with possession of
a firearm, possession of
ammunition and posses-
sion of dangerous drugs.
It is alleged that on
Wednesday, April 9 the
couple.were.found.in pos-
session of a Glock .40 pis- _
tol, nine live rounds of .40
ammunition 'and a pound
of marijuana.
The couple, who are
being represented by
lawyer Ian Cargill, plead-
ed not guilty to all charges
and were remanded to
Her Majesty's Prison until
April 15 when they will
return to court for a bail ,

Bahamas Alliance

for the Blind and

Visually Impaired


THE Bahamas Alliance
for the Blind and Visually
Impaired has announced
several activities to cele-
brate its .11th anniversary.
The celebrations, will
continue until Friday,
April 18, organizers say.
The theme for the events
is: forging ahead through
effective partnership.
The events will include:
A thanksgiving church
service at 11am at St
Marks Baptist Church in
Fox Hill on April 13.
The official opening of
the BABVI office and the
launch of new programmes
at the Salvation Army
Adult Blind Workshop
Building on Ivanhoe Road
at 2.30pm on April 16.
The World Blind
Union (WBU) North
America/Caribbean divi-
sion meeting, Wyndham
Nassau Resort and Crystal
Palace Casino, 9.15am on
April 17
WBU Meeting on
Thursday and Friday,
April 17 and 18
WBU Dinner on
Thursday, April 17 at
7.30pm at the Wyndham
Nassau Resort and Crystal
Palace Casino
T-shirt day on Friday,
April 18. Slogan: your

sight a precious gift


with machine gun hold-ups

Assistant Superintendent of
Police Walter Evans said that
around 9pm on Monday, a man
dressed in dark clothing and
armed with a machine gun
entered the Texaco Service Sta-
tion on the corner of East Street
and Soldier Road and robbed the
station attendants of an undis-
closed amount of cash.
The robber, described as stand-
ing about five feet, four inches

tall, fled west in the direction of
Soldier Road, witnesses told

About half an hour later, a man
fitting the same description
attempted to rob the Faith Wash
Laundromat on Faith Avenue but
fled the scene before he could

pocket any cash, police said.
A Faith Wash employee told
police around 9.30pm that night,
a man dressed in dark
clothing entered the wash-house
brandishing a machine gun
and tried to rob the establish-
The employee ran for cover,
police said, while the gunman -
described as standing at about
five feet, four inches tall left
the shop without any money.
At around lam yesterday, Mr
Evans said, police apprehended a
20-year-old male resident of
Family Street off Soldier Road
in connection with the above
Mr Evans said the man
remains in police custody and is
helping officers with their inves-
Yesterday, The Tribune
reported that an elderly man was
admitted to hospital following a

POLICE have announced that
they have a 20-year-old man in
custody for questioning in con-
nection with two incidents in
which shop attendants were held
up by a man wielding a machine
The two incidents an armed
robbery and an attempted armed
robbery both occurred in the
area of East Street on Monday

Local artist's Barack Obama portrait

catches the eye of Maria Shriver

LOCAL artist Jamaal Rolle
got quite a surprise when his
painting of Barack Obama caught
the attention of Maria Shriver,
the wife of Arnold Schwarzeneg-
ger and first lady of California.
The 23-year-old Jamaal has
been drawing since he was a child,
and now creates art pieces which
lure guests and visitors to his stall
in Marina Village at Atlantis.
"It was April 1, 2008, a rather
ordinary day and I was just sit-
ting down doing what I do best,
_and she (Shriver) happened to be
walking by and she stopped and
admired the picture. Many people
just thought she was a regular
tourist... she then inquired as to
who the artist was and asked to
take a picture," the artist
Jamaal, an avid supporter of
Democratic Presidential hopeful
Obama, said he was inspired to
draw the popular senator after
listening to his "powerful"
speeches during debates with
Democratic rival Senator Hillary
Like many others, Jamaal was
intrigued by the fact that Maria
Shriver, an award winning jour-
nalist and member of the

Kennedy family, has endorsed the
candidacy of Senator Obama.
Her husband, a Republican him-
self, has endorsed Senator John
McCain for the Republican pres-
idential nomination.
Not there at the time of the
meeting was Jamaal's father, Har-
ry K Rolle who is also an artist.

"When he showed me the pho-
tograph I was very impressed. I
feel that the time is good for such
a publicity shot seeing that Oba-
ma is a very prominent world fig-
ure right now. And apparently
Mrs Schwarzenegger is a well
known Obama supporter while
her husband is a McCain sup-
porter, so all that makes it inter-
esting that this meeting would
take place right here at Atlantis."
The older Mr Rolle described
his, son as a perfectionist when it
comes to his art work.
He also used the opportunity to
thank Atlantis for providing them
with the opportunity to feature
their work in Marina Village.
Both father and son have operat-
ed at the entrance of Marina Vil-

lage since it was opened in July
2005 and say they have met many
international celebrities from
around the world.
Many visitors have seriously
courted Jamaal in an effort to
purchase the Obama drawing. He
said that he has had price offer-
ings as high as $800. But he has
no plans to sell the prized pos-
Instead, Jamaal said he hopes
to "one day very soon" present
Senator Obama with the draw-
ing personally.

brutal attack by armed robbers
who invaded his home on
Carmichael Road.
Police reported two armed
robberies in the area, occurring
around half an hour apart, and
said they believe the incidents to
be connected.

Mr Evans said that at around
11.30pm last Thursday, two
masked men kicked in the elder-
ly victim's front door, and struck
the 74-year-old in the face before
making off with two jars filled
with coins.
Around midnight that night,
three masked men knocked at
the door of another Carmichael
Road resident and robbed him
of cash and.personal items.
Police say these incidents are
still under investigation.

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Mr. Ben Albtry
Operation Manager at Bahamas Bus & Truck
recently, donated a cheque tol Ms Marie
Joseph for the )put rchdase of a stohe Mir Alburv
is illustrating his cok mmitment in assisting the
less fortunate in the community. He will like to
impl ore more businesses v, ilthin their
communities to gi\ e back and remember those
in need in our community and alva s be
mininIful of those less fortunate.




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- Make Loss Prevention recommendations

- College Graduate with B.A. Degree in Engineering,
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- Successful applicant must complete the surveying
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- Experience useful but not essential
- On the job training will be provided
- Computer proficiency required
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THE DEPARTMENT of Immigration held its 1st Employee of the ,
quarter for 2008, Awards Presentation on Friday, April 11, 2008 at ,." ...
its headquarters on Hawkins Hill. Photo: The Director of Immigra- .... ..
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invites Tenders from eligible bidders for
the provision of Consultancy Services in
Public Relations and/or Advertising &
Marketing for the Corporation.

Bidders are required to collect packages
from the Corporation's Administration
Office, Blue Hill & Tucker Roads by
contacting Mrs. Delmeta Seymour,
Phone No. 302-1158.

Tenders are to be delivered on or before
1st May, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
and addressed as follows:

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Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas

Marked: Tender No. 660/08
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HARD work and dedication
have paid off for Marguerita
Cornish, senior registry clerk in
the deportation unit of the
Department of Immigration,
who was recognized as Employ-
ee of the Quarter from January
to March.
An awards ceremony was
held Friday April 11 at the
Department of Immigration on
Hawkins Hill, during which five
employees were recognized for
outstanding work. \
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Employee of the Quarter

veteran Ms Cornish, who was
called "a one woman show" in
charge of the office at Marsh
Harbour, Abaco, the third
fastest growing economy in the
The other four nominees
were Sophia Bailey of the
enforcement unit; Solomon
Clarke, deportation unit; Zena
Ingraham, naturalisation unit
and Monica Maycock-Moss,
policy unit.
The nominees were present-
ed with letters of congratula-
tions for their "hard work,
determination, punctuality, pro-
viding excellent service and
working in hazardous condi-
tions," as submitted by their
The nominees will have a
rotating parking spot in front
of the building.
Judging was carried out by
other employees in the Ministry
of National Security, under
which the Department of Immi-
gration falls.

Director of Immigration Ver-
non Burrows encouraged the
employees to "continue to pro-
vide excellent service and be
model public officers."
"This is all about team work.
The Department of Immigra-
tion is never going to be suc-
cessful in its quest to perform at
the highest level or provide
good quality service to the pub-
lic unless we work as a solid
team," Mr Burrows said.
He recalled working with Ms
Cornish in Abaco during his
early years in the department
and how she thanked him for
"not accepting substandard
work" from her.
"Every supervisor in Abaco
has attested to her profession-
alism, hardwork and sacrifice
that Maggie (Ms Cornish) has
given to the department over
the years," Mr Burrows said.
Ms Cornish, 49, fought back
tears as she gave thanks to God,
her supervisor and the ministry
for the recognition.

THE children of an entire
Grand Bahama school are
going to hit the road to raise
funds for young people less for-
tunate than themselves this
The two-hour sponsored
walk and run by the 250 stu-
dents of the Lucaya Interna-
tional School's high school will
raise money for the Grand
Bahama Children's Home.
The seniors along with some
primary grades will be following
a three mile route around the
school's Chesapeake Drive
campus while the young ones,
under the age of seven, will be
trying to complete just over
three quarter miles within the
school grounds. All will he
decked out in their school team
colours of blue, green or red.
The event, which is to be held
on Thursday, April 17, was the
idea of Andrew Vandermeulen,
who teaches humanities and his-
tory in the senior school, and
the administration said it is com-
pletely in sync with the LIS's
community outreach pro-
Mr Vandermeulen noted,
"The children are really excited
about doing this to help others
and want to raise as much as
possible, hopefully thousands
of dollars."
Mark Gifford, the school's
director, added that "We are a
community school and we make
every effort to make a positive
contribution to our society. Our
parents and children assisted
the home over the Christmas
holiday and our children want
to do more, it's very inspiring."

Some LIS students have even
helped at the GB Children's
Village, where the home is
located, in the past, including
doing maintenance work on the
computers in the computer cen-
tre, which is used by the youth
programmes SURE and
PACE, as well as youngsters
from the home and the Colum-
bus and Grace Houses.
Seven year 11 and 12 stu-
dents from the school are due to
volunteer and to do much need-
ed mentoring work with chil-
dren in the home, including
helping them with home work
and brushing up their math and
English skills.
Lady Henrietta St George,
patron of the home said, "I am
so happy to hear that the stu-
dents of LIS are doing a spon-
sored walk/run for the GBCH. I
believe that young children
must be made aware of how
lucky they are, and that other
children through no fault of
their own are suffering all sorts
of hardships.
"I am thrilled that more peo-
ple in Grand Bahama are taking
an active role in supporting the
home and showing they care
about those less fortunate than
The Grand Bahama Chil-
dren's Home was formed to
help care for children who
needed to be removed from
their families for reasons
of abandonment, abuse or
The home cares for up to 40
children ages 0 to 12 years.
The home is jointly funded
by the Bahamas government,
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority, and the Grand
Bahama community.


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* Two to four years experience designing and developing computer
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* Excellent interpersonal skills, especially written and oral
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* Demonstrated ability to identify users needs, analyze and
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* Knowledge of e-learning software such as Flash, Dreamwaver,
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VERNICE WALKINE, director general of the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, hosts a special luncheon for the delegates of the 12th annual
Bahamas Weather Conference. She is pictured sitting between the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) director Bill Read (left) and past NHC direc-
tor Max Mayfield.

Conference addresses

potential impact of global

warming on the Bahamas

and other issues

THE annual Bahamas
Weather Conference has
grown into a fundamental
forum for meteorologists and
weather experts who recognize
the correlation between vio-
lent weather, climate change
and global warming.
According to the govern-
ment, this year's conference
tackled these subjects "head
on", addressing issues such as
weather and climate extremes,
the potential impact of global
warming on the Bahamas and
the relationship between glob-
al warming and hurricanes.
"In addition to these very
pressing environmental topics,
conference organizers, the
Ministry of Tourism, also wise-
ly used the annual platform to
provide visiting meteorologists
with a geography lesson on the
archipelagic nature of the
islands of the Bahamas," said
tourism officials in a statement.
At a special luncheon held
for the weather experts on Fri-
day, Director General of
Tourism for the Bahamas, Ver-
nice Walkine, emphasised the

importance of these lessons
and resulting accurate geo-
graphical reporting on The
Bahamas by international
meteorologists during hurri-
"When your map of the
western Atlantic and
Caribbean region begins to
sport skinny black lines and
cones of uncertainty," she said.
"Be certain whether you say
there is a hurricane in the
Bahamas or in the southern
Bahamas it matters. The care
you invest in reporting specifi-
cally and accurately about
weather events in our country
has a direct affect on the
Bahamian tourism industry
and on the lives of the Bahami-
an people," she said.
Ms Walkine also praised the
new conference moderator,
Max Mayfield, former direc-
tor of the National Hurricane
Centre, for what she described
as an exciting conference and
"a challenging agenda," filled
with "spirited discussions" of
critical topics.
"This conference has been a

pioneering experience of which
we're exceptionally proud," Ms
Walkine said. "It has served to
maintain our place as a region-
al pacesetter, especially in
today's emergent environment
of climate change . This
forum has connected us with
North America, Europe, the
UK and so many others, and
with the expertise of your mar-
kets, and has allowed our own
experts to share their own find-
ings and know-how with you,
as industry partners."
This year's conference also
reached out to local and inter-
national weather experts and
meteorologists not in atten-
dance through blogs and pod-
casts on its website
ence.com. The site was
launched at the 2006 confer-
ence and features.interviews
with conference speakers, the
2008 seasonal forecast by Dr
William Gray of Colorado
.State University and an inter-
view with Bill Read, the newly
appointed director of the
National Hurricane Centre.

Tribune Staff Reporter
WHILE there are still a few "kinks" in the island's garbage
collection service, the department is almost at a level of opti-
mum efficiency, officials said Monday.
Director of the Department of Environmental Health
Melanie McKenzie said the recent procurement of nine new
sanitation collection trucks has "relieved a lot of the backlog"
of trash collection on the department's routes and reduced the
number of complaints she has received.
Earlier in the year the Department of Environmental
Health and Services (DEHS) commissioned nine new, state-
of-the-art garbage trucks, pushing its count to 22, and are
awaiting the arrival of a final truck to complete its fleet.
Other initiatives on stream for the department to boost
garbage collection efficiency are the re-routing or re-zoning of
collection areas.
Ms McKenzie said the department has not initiated this
proposed re-routing plan, but has added two new routes to the
Englerston area, along with twice-a-week collection in other
Also, the mid-day collection route which faced many chal-
lenges due to heavy traffic problems has been discontinued, Ms
McKenzie said.
Despite officials' claims that the DEHS pick-ups have
improved, a few residents of eastern New Providence are
still complaining about the unreliability of the. government's
trash collection service.
"It's really irritating that these people can't seem to get
their act together. It's not only a nuisance but a public health
issue," said Jack Lewis, a resident of Nassau East who claimed
his trash is collected about every two weeks.
However, Ms McKenzie maintained that collection com-
plaints have dwindled considerably since the new trucks came
on stream but added that any deficiencies in service may be
attributed to the recent Easter holiday weekend.
"Anytime there is a holiday we tend to be a little off on (col-
lection) because we are behind a day or two, but there is no
backlog that I know of," she said yesterday.

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FROM page one
provide records on several passport holders
being challenged by her as voters in Marco
The senior passport official told the
court, under questioning by Ms Bridgewa-
ter's lead attorney Philip Davis, that he
could not find files on Lucas Lewis, Jonnie
Pierre and Katharina Baptise after search-
ing the department's records both in Nas-
sau and Grand Bahama. The search for
these names, and several others, began in
March in some cases, and as of last Friday
for others.
In the case of Daniel Joseph, another
voter being challenged by Ms Bridgewater,
no birth certificate or supporting affidavit
was found on his file of supporting docu-
First time applicants are required to
show proof of citizenship in order to
receive a passport.
Mr Joseph is also known as Daniel Rig-
by, but it was not revealed in court if files
were found for him in the department
under this name.
Under cross-examination by Fred Smith,
Zhivargo Laing's lead attorney, Mr

Passport Office
Deveaux acknowledged that files can be
misplaced in his department. He also said
that, just because a document might not
now be on someone's file at this time, it
does not mean that the document may
have not been there before.
The Passport Office in Grand Bahama
suffers from a chronic lack of space, said
Mr Deveaux. However, they are currently
upgrading the facility and trying to put
things in order, which includes imple-
menting a new filing system, he added.
Currently, many files are not in cabinets
and it is challenging at times to find files,
said Mr Deveaux. He rejected, however,
the suggestion that the Passport Office is in
a complete state of disarray.
In the case of Jonnie Francois, Senior
Justice Allen asked why no citizenship
information was on a referral document
sent by the Passport Office in Freeport to
its Nassau office, for Mr Francois to renew
his passport. Mr Deveaux explained that
the information that was not on the form
should exist in Nassau, which is where it
was sent for approval.

Residents claim police are again 'intimidating' them

FROM page one

He told The Tribune last night: "The officers
were the same ones who shot Peanut. I now feel
they want to shoot me. They looked at me as
though they were serious."
The threats took place when Mr Williams, 18,
was sitting on a wall in Windsor Lane West. A
patrol car pulled up, and the officers inside told
him to take off his tam.
He said they asked: "How do you feel lying on
us to the papers?" Then one told him they were
going to "catch him" on a later date.
Mr Williams was one of several Wilson Tract
residents interviewed by The Tribune after Mr
Strachan's death at the hands of three officers.
He claimed, along with other witnesses, that
Strachan was unarmed when three bullets passed
through his body as he ran away from pursuing
Strachan, 29, staggered mortally wounded
across wasteland near his home in McCartney
Alley before collapsing in the bush.
He died ten hours later after an operation at
Princess Margaret Hospital.
Friends said police had -been pursuing Stra-
chan for several weeks, firing at him on more
than one occasion.
On the day they managed to kill him, a bullet
flew past the ear of a bystander who, luckily,
had been stopped by a joneser asking for money.
"Had he not stopped, he would have been
killed by a stray bullet," a community source
Police have maintained that Strachan was
armed at the time, but no gun was found at the
The latest threat to Mr Williams has alerted
Wilson Tract residents to possible new police
attacks on their community, which lies just off
Wulff Road.
Now they want the police commissioner him-
self to intervene, and plan to write directly to

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham in an attempt to
get action taken against the officers.
Contractor John Williams, who knows Wilson
Tract well, said there had been no proper police
investigation of Strachan's death to date.
"If the family doesn't push the police, the offi-
cers know they are covered by the law. Now they
feel there is still unfinished business in the com-
munity. I don't understand why these same offi-
cers are still patroling," he said.
A father of two sons who did' not wish to be
named said he had told his boys to be home at a
certain time every night because he fears for
their lives. "The only thing we can do is come
together to seek media help," he said.
Elkin Williams himself believes his only pro-
tection is press exposure. "I am relying on people
outside the-community to assist me," he said.
Meanwhile, a community spokesman said:
"The police commissioner is obliged, in the ser-
vice of the Bahamian people, to step forward
and let us know specifically what he is doing to
ensure his officers do not intimidate Bahamians.
"Something is wrong when the officers accused
of killing Patrick Strachan are still out there on
patrol armed and threatening potential witness-
"If this matter is being investigated, as police
say, quite evidently they must be investigating the
officers who were implicated. Yet it seems that,
for them, it is business as usual."
One source said: "This kind of attitude can
only lead to citizens rising up. The people want
this matter to be dealt with in a lawful manner,
but if that's to happen, the police can't be a par-
ty to provocation."
Strachan, described as a petty thief and drug
dealer, lived alone with his mother in the Wilson
Tract community.
On the day he died, he was struck by the first
of three bullets only seconds after running past
his own home, shouting "They're trying to kill
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The Senior Justice, however, raised con-
cerns over whether these checks were being
done. If not, errors would not be caught,
and passports could be improperly sold,
she suggested.
Similar inadequacies in the Parliamen-
tary Registration Department were
exposed in the Pinewood Election Court
A Jamaican, Manani Taylor, was found
in possession of two voter's cards before he
was eventually deported back to his home
country. An department official came to
court and admitted that she registered him
to vote with an affidavit and other sup-
porting documents, but no picture to con-
firm his identity.
Mr Deveaux was the final witness for
Ms Bridgewater, and Mr Smith began Mr
Laing's case yesterday calling several wit-
nesses to the stand.
Pauline Lewis and her son Lucas Lewis
both told the court that they did not vote in
the last election, despite testimony to the
contrary by PLP poll worker, Kimberly
Sears, who said she saw both of them going
to vote on election day at polling division
six in Marco City. Both mother and son
are being challenged by Ms Bridgewater.

FROM page one
her husband William Sturrup was
wrongfully charged and subse-
quently convicted of molesting a
10-year-old Haitian girl.
According to Mrs Sturrup, her
husband caught the girl stealing a
doll from their convenience store.
As the doll had been ripped out
of the packaging, Mrs Sturrup said
her husband told the girl to keep
the doll and, to avoid her getting in
trouble with her parents for steal-
ing, told her to tell her parents that
he had given her the doll as a gift.
However, Mrs Sturrup said that,
subsequent to this, a "homeless
man" visited their store, seeking
to extort money from them, claim-
ing that the girl's parents were
about to take the matter to court
alleging that the girl had somehow
been fondled by her husband.
"This is ridiculous. In May, 2004,
a little girl, a nine-year-old Haitian
child, came into the store as a cus-
tomer. She was caught stealing
and, in the midst of her being
caught stealing, she decided to cry
out that she had been indecently
assaulted by my husband," Mrs
Sturrup said.
"Instead of my husband calling
the police, he vindicated her. He
gave her a second chance and told
her to get out of his store, exclaim-
ing 'You were trying to steal!'
"Now my husband has already
been through all kind of magis-
trates with five different adjourn-
ments. At one point the magistrate

ues also emerged about Ms Lewis'
[ship under cross-examination by Mr
. There is no birth certificate in the
trar General's department for her,
h Mr Smith produced a document
e court from the Public Hospital
)rity noting her birth in one of its
Lewis then had two affidavits pre-
to go along with a search card from
egistrar General's department to
on as a birth certificate. One, she
was prepared around 1986'and the
in 1996. In the latter, Ms Bridgewater
er attorney.
Lewis said she had this second doc-
t created as the first was destroyed in
her voter's card and passport, how-
Ms Lewis' date of birth is 1967, and
e hospital record, it is 1966.
ditionally, Ms Lewis could only
nber the name of one of the two peo-
ho swore her affidavit in 1986, and
me of the two people who swore her
r mother never swore an affidavit
g that she was born in the Bahamas,
;wis acknowledged in court.

Woman hits out
said she didn't know why my attor-
ney didn't move to throw the case
out 'because the evidence was so
"It was a bunch of foolishness.
The evidence was undetailed, and
inconsistent, and the child has
three different testimonies," Mrs
Sturrup added.
Touching on the attempt to
extort money from her husband,
Mrs Sturrup asked: "If my hus-
band was guilty, wouldn't my hus-
band have paid him off?" she cried.
"I have three young babies. Me
and my husband we have worked
hard. We are two hard-working
Bahamians and we got a conve-
nience store and this has killed my
"I am supposed to be in my
store right now. It has been three
years since we closed that because
of this incident. As I am speaking,
you are piecing it together to see
that these are the facts why can't
those people up there (magistrates)
see it!
"I don't have anything to hide. I
put this on television and I brought
my husband to say that if there
was any other child who can say
that my husband did anything to
them they could come forward. At
this point, my husband is being
processed to be sent-up to Fox Hill,
and I need to go out there," Mrs
Sturrup said before leaving The
Tribune yesterday.

The Bahamas criticized

FROM page one'
"On 27 March, Deron Bethel, aged 20, was fatally shot three times
outside his home by a police officer who claimed he mistook him for a
criminal suspect. Investigations were ongoing at the end of the year,"
said the report.
Amnesty also criticised the ill-treatment of migrant detainees, not-
ing the round-up and detention of over 100 Haitians in Eleuthera,
most of whom were later found to have legal documentation which
allowed them to live in the country.
"Immigrants, the vast majority from Haiti, continued to be deport-
ed in large numbers. Some were reportedly ill-treated. On 8 April, 187
Haitians, including children, on the island of Eleuthera were rounded
up and detained. It was later found that 166 of them had legal docu-
ments and 27 also had permanent residence."
The report also said that while the UK Privy Council The Bahamas'
highest court of appeal had abolished the mandatory death sentence
for murder convictions, death sentences were still handed down.

FROM page one

headquarters yesterday, Mr Cole-
brooke alleged that members of the
executive council were, in fact, to
blame for abusing union funds.
He claimed that there is docu-
mentation which shows that council
members used union funds to pay
for imported car parts and overseas
telephone calls among other things.
However, first vice-president of
the BHCAWU Kirk Wilson said
that it is the council's duty to protect
the union's assets and that, in keep-
ing with this mandate, it was decid-
ed to suspend the three executives.
Kayla Bodie, a union trustee,
explained that all of the
BHCAWU's paperwork and bills
are routinely overseen by trustees
and that recent examinations of doc-
uments showed up irregularities in
the union's financial transactions.

Union executives

According to the union's consti-
tution, she said, the trustees have
to bring those discrepancies to the
attention of the executive council.
"That's what we did," she noted.
At this time, however, the exec-
utive council has only limited official
documentation to support their
claims against Mr Colebrooke, Mr
Douglas and Mr McKenzie.
The council members said the
Bank of the Bahamas is refusing to
release the pertinent documents, as
they are currently part of an inves-
The council, which is being rep-
resented by attorney Keod Smith,
said it intends to have summonses
presented to the three executives
for them to appear in court in this

US probe Nottage case

FROM page one
She added that, unless Mrs Nottage is extradited or voluntarily comes
to the US, the case cannot be brought before the courts.
At the moment, employees of the US Attorney General's Office are
manually sifting through information from files and documents from
the 1980s which were never scanned and entered into a computer data-
base, she said.
While the original prosecutors who dealt with this matter are no
longer available, it is understood that there are other persons assisting
authorities who worked the case in the 1980s.
Mrs Dilorio-Sterling reiterated that the US authorities still consider Mrs
Nottage "a fugitive."
According to the criminal docket, there are five charges against Mrs
Nottage, among them conspiracy to defraud the US (IRS) and conspir-
acy to engage in racketeering.
These charges against Mrs Nottage and her husband, former Cabinet
minister Kendal Nottage, arose out of the investigation of Michael Caru-
ana, who had a criminal record and was associated with an organised crime
Caruana became a fugitive from the law in 1984 and has to this day
eluded capture by US authorities.
Mrs Nottage's appointment to the post of Supreme Court judge last
month caused widespread controversy in the Bahamas.
Politicians, lawyers and clergymen have spoken out on the issue.
While some have openly pledged their support of Mrs Nottage, citing her
numerous qualifications and record of service to the Bahamas, others have
described the appointment as an "embarrassment" to the country's judi-
cial system.
United States Ambassador to the Bahamas Ned Siegel last week said
that, while it is not the role of the US to choose Supreme Court justices
on behalf of the Bahamas, "one does not know what the response will be"
in the US to the swearing-in of Mrs Nottage.

He said he spoke to
James Bain, the driver of
the boat, who told him that
he had been pulling a
banana float when a wave
came and caused the float to
overturn. According to
Saunders, Bain told him
that he put the boat in full
throttle to get the float off a
female passenger who was
underneath it and went to
the back of the boat where
he became entangled and
that is when the boat
crashed ashore.
Paul Gallagher Sr also
testified yesterday, recalling
the incident that led to the
death of his son.


Mother recalls

child's tragic

death in court


FROM page one

through negligence in the
death of two-year-old Paul
Gallagher Jr of Orpington,
south-east London.
The toddler was killed by
a speedboat on Paradise
Island in 2002.
Under cross-examination
by Henry Bostwick QC,
Mrs Gallagher admitted
that she and her husband
had requested a $3 million
settlement from Clifford
Nottage, a co-owner of the
Recalling the incident,
Andrea Gallagher, the first
witness to testify, told the
court that on August 15,
2002, she and her husband
Paul Sr decided to take their
children to the Atlantis
Resort beach after they
were unable to book a dol-
phin excursion that day. Mrs
Gallagher said her husband
was playing with their
daughter Heather, who was
five at the time, while she
lay next to their two sons,
Paul Jr, two, and Andrew,
who was 14 months.
Mrs Gallagher said it was
a normal sunny day when
tragedy struck. Both their
sons were asleep when there
was a whistle followed by a
loud blast.
She said she turned her
head towards the sea and
saw a huge white speedboat
heading straight towards
"It was travelling so fast,
straight at me," Mrs Gal-
lagher testified. She told the
court that all she could do
was throw herself forward.
Mrs Gallagher said she
was hit by a blast of sand as
the boat's propeller churned
up the beach. She said that,
at that point, she could no
longer see her son Andrew's
pushchair and heard Paul Jr
crying. She said she instinc-
tively knew that he was
hurt. Mrs Gallagher'told the
, court that-when she f und
Paul his heAdhad been split
open. "I could see my
child's brain," she tearfully
told the court.
Twenty minutes after the
accident an ambulance
came and she and her hus-
band went with Paul Jr to
Doctors Hospital. Mrs Gal-
lagher described how her
son's head had swollen to
the size of a basketball. Paul
Jr died in hospital five days
During cross-examination
by Mr Bostwick, Mrs Gal-
lagher admitted that she had
felt that the Bahamian
police had let her and hus-
band down by the way they
had conducted their investi-
She also admitted that she
and her husband had sent a
letter to Clifford Nottage
requesting a $3 million set-
"We were depressed, we
had lost our business, every-
thing, our son. We were des-
perate," she said tearfully.
Mrs Gallagher denied
that she and her husband
had a begun a crusade
against The Bahamas,
claiming that they had only
been seeking justice for
their son's death.
Rory Saunders, director
of investigations at Atlantis,
told the court that around
12.10pm on August 15,
2002, he was in his office
when he received a call
from a security officer post-
ed at the Paradise Island
beach informing him of the
Saunders said he went to
the scene and saw a crowd
standing around a speed-
boat which had landed on
Saunders told the court
he assisted in getting crowd
control and proceeded to
take photographs of the




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Eve makes victory toss at

Miami Elite Invitational

Senior Sports Reporter
Leavern Eve
is looking
at making
her fourth
appearance at the
Olympic Games in
August in Beijing,
China. And based on
way she kicked off
her season over the
weekend, Eve is con-
fident that she will be
looking forward to a
great showing.
At the Miami Elite Invitational at the
University of Miami in Coral Gables,
Florida on Saturday, Eve tossed the
javelin 182-feet, 3-inches for the victo-
Nursing a lower back injury since Jan-
uary, Eve said she used the meet just to
see what progress she has made and she
was quite pleased with her performance.
"That was lust the fourth time that I've
beer on the run-way for the year, so I
was pretty pleased with the results," said
Eve, who resides and trains in Atlanta,
Here for a week's break to spend some
time with her family, Eve said her ulti-
mate goal is to stay healthy as she pre-
pares for the long trek to Beijing:
"Beijing is on my mind," she said.
But before she can pack her bags, Eve
has to attain the qualifying standard -
the B mark at 193-7 and the A at 200-
211/2. For either standard, she will once
again be the lone competitor representing
the Bahamas in the event.
"To medal, I will definitely have to
PR," said Eve, about throwing past her
personal best and the national record of
212-6. "That's what I'm working
Once she returns to the United States,
Eve will turn her attention to the series of
meets overseas. She hopes to compete
in her first one in Brazil next month
before she heads over to Europe.
Eve, who turns 43 on June 16, said
although there's been a lot of controver-
sy surrounding the Olympic Games in
Beijing, she's not going to let it deter her
from her ultimate goal to compete.
"I try not to be concerned about it
because I can't do anything about it,"
she insisted. "If they have it, I'm going to
be there. If they don't, I guess I won't be
"I just try not to concern myself about
it. So whatever will happen will happen.
I will just let it take care of itself."
Eve, however, had some thoughts
about the current dispute surrounding
the Bahamas Olympic Association's elec-
"I don't know anything about it, I real-
ly don't," she stated. "All I know is
August 8, '08,-they better have it fix
because we can't go to Beijing with the
situation the way it is."

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LAVERN EVE is looking at making her fourth appearance at the Olympic Games in August in Beijing, China. And based on way she
kicked off her season over the weekend, Eve is confident that she will be looking forward to a great showing.

Top athletes to compete in Silver

Lightning Track and Field Classic

Senior Sports Reporter
THIS weekend should be a good opportunity for
Bahamians to get a sneak preview of what to expect
at the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associa-
tions' National Open Track and Field Championships
in June.
Some of the top athletes who are vying for spots on
the men and women's relay teams for the 2008
Olympic Games in Beijing, China in August are
expected to compete in the Silver Lightning Track
and Field Classic.
The meet will be held on Saturday, starting at 10
a.m. with the age group segment, to be followed by
the open division at 1 p.m.
Meet director Rupert Gardiner said they are antic-
ipating a good showing by the local athletes, many of
whom who haven't competed since the Carifta
Games in April and the depleted National high
School Track and Field Championships last month.
"We expect this to be a very big meet because a lot

of our athletes have not had this type of competition
to compete in for the year," Gardiner stated.
"We are expecting for a number of athletes from
Grand Bahama to come in and compete and we
have some of the elite athletes who are preparing for
the Olympics to compete as well."
One of the highlights of the meet will be the men's
100 metres where Gardiner said there are at least five
competitors entered who have a shot at making the
4 x 100 metre relay team for Beijing.
In order to qualify for the Olympics, the Bahamas
will have to be one of the 16 fastest teams in the
world this year.
So far, the Bahamas' team has ran 39.77 at the
Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainsville, Florida last month,
which have them in fifth place among nations behind
the United States, the world leaders, at 38.72; New
Zealand (39.63); Netherlands Antilles (39.63) and
Australia (39.64).
Except for Derrick Atkins, the world champi-
onship's silver medalist, Gardiner said all of the oth-
er contenders for spots on the relay team will be
competing on Saturday.

"That should be a big race," Gardiner stated. "You
could call it the pre-National showdown because all
of the top guys, with the exception of Derrick Atkins
will be competing."
From this meet, Gardiner, who serves as the relay
co-ordinator for the Olympics, said a team will be
selected to compete at the Penn Relays next weekend
in Philadelphia.
"The athletes will also stay home to train in a
training camp before they go to Penn," Gardiner
pointed out.
"We are trying to run better and better so that
we can stay in the top 16 in the world.
"Also, we are trying to assemble a 4 x 4 relay team
for women so that we can have all teams represent-
ed at the Olympics. And we have a number of ath-
letes, including Christie White, a student at the Uni-
versity of Miami, who is also running extremely
Gardiner said both the men's 4 x 4 and the wom-
en's 4 x 1 are getting ready and they too will have to
run times that will keep them in the top 16 in order
to compete in Beijing.

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first year

Sports Reporter
OVERCOMING eligibility
issues from his first semester,
one of the country's rising
tennis stars is experiencing
great success in his first year
of NCAA competition.
Koeche Smith has been an
integral part of Mars Hill
University's pursuit of an
NCAA Division II South
Atlantic Conference Cham-
Smith boasted a 12-3 record
over the course of the regular
season to help the Lions fin-
ish with a 13-4 record, 6-1 in
conference play.
They finished second to
Tusculum College, who was
undefeated in conference play
and won its third SAC men's
tennis championship.
Tusculum is the top seed
for the SAC Championship
tournament, while Mars Hill
!College is .the number tw6
Newberry College is seeded
third, followed by Wingate,
Carson-Newman, Catawba,
Lincoln Memorial and
Smith and Mars Hill took
on Lincoln Memorial in yes-
terday's opening round
matchup, however results
were unavailable at press
A former Faith Temple
Christian Academy product,
Smith, attended Heritage
Academy and Van Der Meer
Tennis Academy prior to
enrolling at Mars Hill.
Due to academic ineligibil-
ity, Smith was forced to sit
out the first semester howev-
er he has been a welcomed
addition to the squad since
His mother, Petrona Smith,
said her son has been a stu-
dent of the game since he was
eight-years-old and the
growth he has shown over
that time period has been
"Koeche has developed
into quite a young man and
quite a tennis player since he
first started," she said, "I want
him to use the game to take
him as far as possible, and he
hopes one day to become a
professional, so we will see
how the future goes."
In doubles, teamed with
John Allen, Smith has com-
piled a 7-3 record, 3-1 in con-
ference play.
With teammate Esteban
Mesa he holds an undefeated
3-0 record, 2-0 in conference
Smith said her son is rel-
ishing the opportunity to
compete at such a high level
regardless of the outcome of
each match.
"The coaching staff and
Koeche have been extremely
excited to have him on board
this semester and he has
responded by playing well for
them," he said, "Even if he
looses he is always upbeat
and excited because he is hap-
py to have the opportunity."'
A win against Lincoln
Memorial would propel Mars
Hill to the semifinals against
the winner of the Newberry-
Catawba matchup, Friday,
April 18th.
The SAC Championships
will take place Saturday,
April 18th at the Rock Hill
Tennis Center in Rock Hill,

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fall short of playoffs

* By The Associated Press

NO stunning upsets on the horizon
for the Golden State Warriors. They
won't even be in the playoffs this
A year after shocking Western
Conference leader Dallas in the first
round of the playoffs, the Warriors
were eliminated from contention 122-
116 by Phoenix on Monday night. The
loss clinched the eighth spot for Den-
"We gave our all, we played hard to
the end," guard Monta Ellis said. "I
mean, the better team won. That's it."
Amare Stoudemire scored 11 of his
28 points in the fourth quarter and
Phoenix recovered after blowing a 17-
point lead.
Steve Nash nearly had a triple-dou-
ble with 13 points, 14 assists and nine
rebounds as the Suns remained in the
midst of a scramble for playoff posi-
tioning and possible home-court
advantage in the first round.
"There's a lot of would, could,
shoulda" Nash said, "but overall with
all things that have gone on this year,
we've put ourselves in a good posi-
tion. If we can win the last game, we
could creep into the top four there.
That would be nice, but either way I
think our team is still getting better,
and we can just keep improving
throughout the playoffs."
Stephen Jackson scored 16 of his 23
points in the Warriors' third-quarter
comeback. Ellis added 20 points,
Kelenna Azubuike 17 and Andris
Biedrins 16. Baron Davis was
benched for the second half by coach
Don Nelson.
"I gave Baron a much-needed rest
the second half," was all Nelson
would say afterward.
Elsewhere Monday night, it was
Utah 105, Houston 96; San Antonio
101, Sacramento 98; Washington 117,
Indiana 110; Cleveland 91, Philadel-
phia 90; Chicago 151, Milwaukee 135;
Boston 99, New York 93; and Toron-
to 91, Miami 75.

At Salt Lake City, Carlos Boozer
had 21 points and 11 rebounds,
pulling the Jazz even with the Rock-
ets in the muddled Western Confer-
ence standings with one game to go.
Both teams are 54-27, but by win-
ning two of three against the Rockets,
the Jazz would hold home-court
advantage if they still have identical
records after Wednesday and meet in
the opening round of the playoffs.
Mehmet Okur added 12 points and
12 rebounds for the Jazz, who won for
the sixth time in seven games and fin-
ished their home schedule 37-4.
Tracy McGrady and Luis Scola
scored 22 each for Houston.

At Sacramento, California, Tony
Parker tied his season high with 32
points and added 11 assists for San
Antonio. The victory, coupled with
Houston's loss, put the Spurs in posi-

122-116 loss to Suns clinches the

eighth spot for Nuggets in West

------------------------- ----------------------------- - - -----............................ -...................................

PHOENIX SUNS' Amare Stoudemire goes in for a dunk in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game on Monde The Suns won

SAN ANTONIO SPURS guard Tony Parker (left) drives to the basket against Sacramento
Kings guard Beno Udrih, of Slovenia during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game
in Sacramento. California on Monday. The Spurs won 101-98.

tion to clinch third place in the con-
ference for a second straight season.
A year ago, they defeated Cleveland
in the NBA finals.
John Salmons led the Kings with 29
points, Spencer Hawes had 17, Beno
Udrih scored 16 and Garcia added 15.

At Washington, coach Eddie Jor-
dan went to his bench early and often,
getting 31 points from Roger Mason,
14 from rookie Nick Young and little
resistance from the Pacers' defense as
Indiana was eliminated from playoff
contention. Atlanta got the eighth
spot in the East.
The Wizards, who have won five of
six, entered the game with a chance to
gain home-court advantage in their
upcoming first-round playoff series
against Cleveland.
Even so, Washington gave Gilbert
Arenas the night off and gave Caron
Butler another night to recover from
a bruised knee.

At Philadelphia, Devin Brown
made two free throws with 0.2 sec-
onds left after Philadelphia was
brought back from the locker room.
The Sixers appeared to have won
after Lou Williams hit a fade-away
jumper with 5.1 seconds left, his sec-
ond go-ahead basket in the final
minute. Instead, Brown was fouled by
Samuel Dalembert with only a couple
of ticks left.
The Sixers thought the game was
over and ran off the court, while the
refs huddled at midcourt to look at
the replay. The Cavaliers stayed on
the bench. After the play was
reviewed for a few minutes, Dalem-
bert was hit with his sixth foul. The
Sixers had to come back and watch
Brown stun them for the controver-
sial win.
Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks
argued with the refs and guard Andre

Miller punted the ball in frustration.
LeBron James scored 27 points,
Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 22 and the
Cavaliers clinched home-court advan-
tage in the first round of the playoffs
against Washington.

BULLS, 151, BUCKS 135

At Milwaukee, Luol Deng scored
32 points on 15-for-20 shooting and
Ben Gordon added 29 points.
The Bulls also got 22 points and 15
assists from Chris Duhon, and three
other players finished in double digits
as Chicago fell five points short of the
franchise record set in 1990. The Bulls
shot 67 per cent from the field, just
off a franchise high set in 1981, but
the most ever allowed by the Bucks.
Milwaukee lost its seventh straight.
The lone bright spot for the Bucks
was rookie Ramon Sessions, who set
a franchise record with 24 assists,
three more than Guy Rodgers had in
Milwaukee's sixth game as a franchise
on October 31, 1968 against Detroit.
Sessions also scored 20 points -
the first 20-20 with points and assists
in franchise history.

At New York, Rajon Rondo had 23
points and 10 rebounds for Boston,
which improved to 65-16 despite giv-
ing Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and
Ray Allen the nig t off. Sam Cassell
added 22 points for the Celtics.
Nate Robinson scored 26 points,
and David Lee had 12 points and 16
rebounds for the Knicks, who fell to
23-58 and need a win in their season
finale at Indiana to avoid tying the
franchise record for losses, last
matched two years ago during Larry
Brown's lone season.

At Toronto. Rasho Nesterovic
scored 20 points. \ while (Chris Bosh
had 15 for (he R tlors.


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we're not taking it f( r
Washington center
Brendan Haywood on fac-
ing Cleveland in the first-
round of the playoffs.

The Wizards' 117-110 win
over Indiana on Monday
night coincided with the
Cavaliers' 91-90 victory
over Philadelphia, securing
the No. 4 seed for LeBron
.inmes and (Co. aind th.
5 seedl 'or VW"0shingtoll.

* By The Associated


Wednesday, April 16

Utah at San Antonio
(9:30 p.m. EDT). The Jazz,
who are even with Houston
in the Western Conference,
can clinch the fourth seed
with a win over the Spurs.


Roger Mason, Wiz-
ards, scored 31 points in
Washington's 117-110 win
over Indiana.
Tony Parker, Spurs,
had a season-tying 32 points
and 11 assists, leading San
Antonio to a 101-98 victory
over Sacramento
Luol Deng, Bulls,
scored 32 points on 15-of-20
shooting to lead Chicago to
a 151-135 victory Milwau-
Amare Stoudemire,
Suns, scored 11 of his 28
points in the fourth quarter
and Phoenix beat Golden
State 122-116.

Atlanta clinched the
eighth spot in the Eastern
Conference when the Indi-
ana Pacers, the only other
team with a mathematical
chance, lost at Washington
117-110 on Monday night.
The Hawks, who will face
.Boston in the first round,
are in the playoffs for the
first time since 1999, the
league's longest playoff

San Antonio clinched the
third seed in the Western
Conference with a 101-98
victory over Sacramento on
Monday night. The victory,
coupled with Houston's loss
to Utah, gave the Spurs
third place in the confer-
ence for a second straight
Denver clinched the
eighth spot in the West
when Golden State lost to
Phoenix 122-116. The
Nuggets are in the playoffs
for the fifth straight time.

Cleveland clinched
home-court advantage in
the first round of the play-
offs with a 91-90 win over
Philadelphia on Monday
night. The Cavaliers will
face the Wizards in the first
round and the 76ers will get
the Detroit Pistons.
Toronto locked up the
sixth seed in the Eastern
Conference with a 91-7.
win over Miami, guaran-
teeing a first-round
matchup with Orlando.

Rookie Ramon Sessions
set a franchise record with
24 assists in Milwaukee's
151-135 loss to Chicago on
Monday night. Sessions also
scored 20 points the first
20-20 with points and assists
in franchise history.

Chicago fell just short of
a franchise record for points
and shooting percentage
with a 151-135 victory ovc
Milwaukee on Monday
The Bulls fell four points
short of the franchise regu-
lation record set in 1990.
Chicago shot 67 per cent
from the field, just off a
franchise high set in 1981,
but the highest ever allowed
by the Bucks.

"It's a broken record.
Even though we've been
playing the same team over
and over again, kind of like
'Groundhog Day,' we're



Kirsty Coventry's four golds place

Zimbabwe. among swimming's elite

AP Sports Writer
- Kirsty Coventry is single-handed-
ly transforming Zimbabwe into a
swimming power.
Coventry's four gold medals at the
short-course world championships
placed Zimbabwe fourth in the
medals standings, ahead of host
Britain and Russia. Only traditional
powers the United States, Australia
and the Netherlands did better.
"It's nice to see someone that's not
from Australia or America doing so
well, showing that it can be done.
She's inspirational," said Hannah
Miley of Britain, who finished sec-
ond to Coventry in the 400 individual
medley and third behind the Zim-
babwean in the 200 IM.
Coventry also set three world
records at the championships, second

ZIMBABWE'S'KIRSTY COVENTRY in action on her way to winning the gold medal in
the final of the Women's 200m backstroke. Coventry won in a world record time of

only to Ryan Lochte's four.
"I hope I can go to Beijing and
keep the ball rolling," Coventry said
of the upcoming Olympics, where she
plans to swim four events the 100
and 200 backstrokes and 200 and 400
IM the same ones she won in Man-
At the 2004 Athens Games, Coven-
try won gold in the 200 backstroke,
and also took home a silver and a
"It's been a busy week," Coventry
said as she pulled her purple goggles
off after one race. "I haven't had a
chance to settle down and think about
"We knew from our college swim-
ming that she was a good IM swim-
mer, but she's really brought herself
into contention for medals in that,"
US coach Mark Schubert said.
Coventry spent her childhood in
Zimbabwe but decided to emigrate

due to the limited training facilities in
her home country.
"There are no indoor pools, so for
winter three months of the year
- you can't train," she said. "And
it's hard to get the funding to heat
the pools."
One drawback of representing a
country with so few swimmers -
Coventry only had one teammate in
Manchester is that she can't enter
the relay events.
"It's hard, because in college there
were 60 of us on the team 30 guys
and 30 girls," Coventry said. "Hope-
fully, Zimbabwe will be able to com-
pete one day."
Coventry is a celebrity in Zimbab-
we and the worlds were shown on live
TV there. Swimming fans in the Unit-
ed States and Australia had to settle
for internet coverage.
"My mom told me the phone hasn't
stopped ringing," Coventry said.

Ferguson in touching distance

of 10 Oth Premier League title

Associated Press Writer
(AP) Job well done. Well,
not quite yet for Manchester
After rallying to beat Arse-
nal 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sun-
day, Man United's players
embraced each other and
pumped their fists in celebra-
tion. They already have the
look of champions.
The Red Devils could make
it official by the time they
return to Old Trafford against
West Ham &n May 5 after
extending their Premier
League lead to five points,
after Chelsea's tie with Wigan
on Monday.
"If we win the next (two)
games we will win the league
- as simple as that," United
manager Alex Ferguson said.
"We've got over a nervous
day. That was a big, big game
- and we've come through it."
Ferguson said it was tough
to watch. "They were the bet-
ter team (in the first half),"
said Ferguson, who has already
led United to nine league titles.
"I thought we were a bit ner-
vous, our passing was poor. I
couldn't wait to get to halftime.
"There was always going to
be a part for (Carlos) Tevez
and Anderson to play, and
when Arsenal scored it forced
my hand. And we were fantas-
tic after that."
Arsenal was rewarded for
dominating the first half when
Emmanuel Adebayor exploit-
ed a defensive lapse to bundle
the ball over the line in the
48th minute. But six minutes
later, William Gallas handled
in the box and Cristiano
Ronaldo converted from the
penalty spot.
"We have not many times
been a goal down at home, but
we came back," center back
Rio Ferdinand said. "We
showed pure grit and determi-
nation and a great team ethic.
"We were maybe fortunate
with the penalty, but in the sec-
ond half we looked more like
Owen Hargreaves then
scored with a curling free kick
in the 72nd minute, reducing
the specialist Ronaldo to the'
role of witness, as Arsenal's
faint title hopes were finally
"That was a good distance
for me, so I didn't ask him,"
Hargreaves said of Ronaldo.
"Arsenal were the better team
in the first half, but we had
chances too. We needed to
tighten up and we did."
Man United is close to its
17th English league title -
within one of Liverpool's
United is at Blackburn on
Saturday and then travels to
Chelsea on April 26, but the
Blues play twice this week -
also at Everton on Thursday.
Chelsea and United will
have first-leg matches in the
Champions League semifinals
before then. "If we win every
game, I think we will win the
title," Chelsea manager Avram
Grant said. "But it's not easy
to win all the games."

MANCHESTER UNITED defender Rio Ferdinand (left), and AS Roma's Mirko Vucinic of Montenegro jump for the ball during a Champions League,
quarterfinal, second-leg match, between Manchester United and AS Roma, in Manchester's Old Trafford stadium, England.



arrested on



AP Sports Writer
All-Star Carmelo Anthony
was arrested early Monday
morning on suspicion of dri-
ving under the influence,
hours after his worst game of
the season.
- Police said the Denver
Nuggets forward was arrested
on Interstate 25. He was
reportedly pulled over for
weaving and failing to dim his
Detective Sharon Hahn
said Anthony, who was alone
in the car, failed a series of
sobriety tests. He was ticket-
ed and released at the scene,
but Hahn did not know how
he got home. Denver police
don't jail DUI suspects and
Anthony was no exception,
Hahn said.
Anthony is due in court on
May 14.
Mark Warkentien, the
Nuggets' vice president of
basketball operations, said
the team was aware of the sit-
uation but declined com-
Anthony apologized
through his attorney, Dan
"Carmelo apologizes to his
fans, the Denver community,
his teammates and the
Nuggets organization for the
distraction this is causing
them," Recht said.
He said Anthony consent-
ed to a blood test, but results
won't be available for about
two weeks.
In the meantime, "Carmelo
will try to stay focused on his
family and his team," Recht
. The Nuggets are in the
middle of a heated playoff
race. They moved a-half
game ahead of Golden State
for the eighth and final play-
off spot in the Western Con-
ference on Sunday night
when they beat Houston 111-
But it was Anthony's worst
outing of the season. He was
held to 11 points on three-of-
14 shooting against a Rockets
team that was missing defen-
sive specialist Shane Battier.
Anthony still managed to
extend his NBA-best streak
of double-digit games to 206.
On Saturday, he committed
a flagrant foul against Utah's
Deron Williams that changed
the course 6f a close game,
and the Jazz ran away with a
124-97 win.
The Nuggets did not prac-
tice on Monday and Anthony
wasn't available. He's expect-
ed back on the court at prac-
tice on Tuesday.
Associated Press Writer
Dan Elliott contributed to this




Ex-leader recalls the

Warsaw Ghe

* LODZ, Poland
Associated Press
surviving commander of the 1943

uprising in the Warsaw ghetto by a
handful of scrappy, poorly armed
Jews against the Nazi army,
becomes emotional when he speaks
of the fighters he led.

tto uprising
"I remember them all boys tal. Edelman will lay a wreath in
and girls 220 altogether, not too their honor at the Monument to the
many to remember their faces, their Heroes of the Ghetto on Saturday,
names," says the 89-year-old doc- the 65th anniversary of the upris-
tor, who still works in a Lodz hospi- ing.
The Nazis walled off the ghetto in
November 1940, cramming 400,000
acre section of the capital in inhu-
man conditions. On April 19,1943,
German troops started to liquidate
the ghetto by sending tens of thou-
sands of its residents to death camps.
Several hundred young Jews took
ted positions; up armsin defense of the civilians-
following immediate the first act of large-scale armed
civilian resistance against the Ger-
mans in occupied Poland during
World War II.
"It was the first, most important
and most spectacular" instance of
5 years of previous Jewish armed resistance to the Nazi
fership experience Holocaust, said Andrzej Zbikowski,
ership ex perience head of the Jewish Historical Insti-
I all Bahamas HR tute in Warsaw.
im B.S. degree and In an interview with The Associ-
m B.S. degree and ated Press, Edelman said the Nazis
"wanted to destroy the people, and
resume to we fought to protect the people in
the ghetto, to extend their life by a
day or two or five."
Then 24 years old, Edelman took
command of one of the revolt's
3 5 years of three groups 1/2. His fighters,
ent responsibility between the ages of 13 and 22,
scraped together guns and ammu-
tional resort nition that they and the Polish resis-
ired; prefer tance managed to smuggle in from
the outside.,
ised will be "There weren't enough guns,
a sales ammunition. There was not enough
S ill be food, but we were not starving. You
nts Will be can live for three weeks just on
water and sugar," which they found
in the homes of those deported to
death camps, he said.
ust have current They adopted hit-and-run tactics.
A/CPA With time, as supplies and forces
IBAVCPA began to run low, they resorted to
esort/hotel attacks at night, for more safety.
considered "Every moment was difficult. It
was two or three or 10 boys fighting
include finance, with an army." Edelman said.
L leadership "There were no easy moments."
But they were outnumbered and
ting and staff outgunned.
"It lasted for three weeks, so this
great German army could not cope
so easily with those 220 boys and
girls," he said with a grain of pride.
The uprising ended when its main
ase salary plus bonus leaders rounded up by the Nazis

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A GROUP of Polish Jews are led away for deportation by German SS sol-
diers, in April/May 1943, during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto by
German troops after an uprising in the Jewish quarter.


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Land title woes Telecoms licence proposal

threaten fabric would face 'court challenge'

Tribune Business Editor
THE increasing frequency of
land title disputes and chal-
lenges in the Bahamas is threat-
ening the very fabric of society
and the economy, a leading sur-
veyor told The Tribune yester-
day, with some attorneys and
their clients "abusing" the Qui-
eting Titles Act to effectively
"steal" land from its rightful
Ian Young, president of the
Bahamas Land Surveyors Asso-
ciation, said the increasing prob-
lems with land titles, with prop-
erty owners who had obtained
what they thought was legiti-.
mate title in some cases many
years before being challenged
on their ownership, threatened
to undermine a society based
upon property rights and land
Mr Young, whose business is
based upon surveying, mapping
and recording the proper
boundaries for land parcels in
the Bahamas, said he was now
"getting calls on a regular basis"
from persons whose title and
right to their property was being
challenged by others.
This was often despite the
fact that these people had been
given an opinion by their attor-
ney, and that of the lender, that
they had "clear and marketable
title" many years before.
As a result, many people who
had spent thousands of dollars
on attorneys' fees, bank loans,
and putting in place the prop-
erty foundation so they could
access the loan, were finding
themselves in danger of losing
possibly the greatest investment
they ever make.
Urging an overhaul of the

* Surveyors chief
warns Quieting
Titles Act being
'abused' and used
to 'steal land'
Says failure to total
overhaul Land
Registry could
undermine society
based on property
ownership rights,
plus investor and
second home

land title and registration sys-
tem, and a revamp of the Qui-
eting Titles Act, Mr Young said:
"Almost three years ago this
was not happening. We need a
total revision of the Quieting
Titles Act. We need look at a
Land Registry.
"Right now, we're just see-
ing a lot of problems with title,
due to gaps and overlaps in the
ownership chain, What con-
cerns me is that people who
may have purchased proper,
legitimate title, down the road
are facing problems with other
people coming and challenging
their ownership of land in this
"If the foundation for your

SEE page 10B

Europe trade deal will

not 'prejudice' Freeport

Tribune Business Editor
THE Public Utilities Com-
mission's (PUC) decision to
licence-a new market entrant to
resale fixed-line voice services is
likely to face "an inevitable
judicial challenge" in the court,
an existing operator has
warned, given that it seemingly
contravenes the Bahamas
Telecommunications Compa-
ny's (BTC) exclusive pre-pri-
vatisation rights.
Paul Hutton-Ashkenny, Indi-
Go Networks" president,
responding to the PUC's licence
proposal, wrote in an April 7,
2008, letter to the telecoms sec-
tor regulator as part of its con-
sultation exercise that "there is
no legal basis" under which it
could issue any new licence at
this time.
This was because the move
cut across section 5.6.2 of the
Government's Telecommuni-
cations Sector Policy (TSP),
which stated that because
BTC's privatization had been
delayed and more work was

Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC) has
criticized the telecoms sector
regulator l'or an "erratic and
piece meal approach" to liber-
alising the industry, alleging that
it had already suffered "millions
of dollars in lost revenue" due
to illegal competition and rival
operators going beyond what
their licences permitted.
Responding to the Public
Utilities Commission's (PUC)
proposal to issue a licence that
would allow another operator
to resell fixed-line voice tele-
phony services in the Bahamian
market, BTC executive Felicity
Johnson said the state-owned

BTC fears PUC proposal would

undermine privatization value

needed to prepare the state-
owned incumbent for competi-
tion any further liberalisation
in fixed-line voice services
would be deferred until 24
months after privatization had
been completed. The privatisa-
tion is still not complete.
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said
previous Supreme Court rulings
had found that while the PUC
was mandated to implement the

TSP, it could not interpret it at
its own discretion.
The PUC had argued that the
TSP would not be breached
because the new licensee would
not be operating its own sys-
tems, but Mr Hutton-Ashkenny
said it did not distinguish
between whether a new entrant
used its own network and
equipment, or not.
"It does not say that further
competition in voice services
will be permitted if using the
licensed system of another
licensed operator," Mr Hutton-
Ashkenny said.
He added that if the PUC
proceeded with the licence
issuance, and this survived legal
challenge, "[IndiGo] would
expect no less than that the
restriction on offering cellular
mobile services in Schedule 1
of [our] licence would be lifted
immediately, and .that BTC

would be required to wholesale
cellular mobile services to [Indi-
Go] for resale to the public".
Mr Hutton-Ashkenny was
backed on the issue by Felicity
Johnson, BTC's vice-president
of legal, regulatory and inter-
connection, who warned that
issuing the licence would under-
mine BTC's privatization val-
"Any move towards licens-
ing further competition which
is likely to have a harmful
impact on the revenues and
profits of the company can only
be seen as a negative one," Ms
Johnson said.
"The company has already
experienced considerable loss
in revenues from international
by-pass by organizations oper-
ating against the law in the

SEE page 5B

* State-owned incumbent criticises
PUC for 'erratic and piece meal
approach' to telecoms liberalisation
at time when privatization, tariff
rebalancing more important
* But regulator backed by Digicel

incumbent was surprised the
regulator would embark on this
process given the status of its
privatization process and mar-
ket liberalisation.
Ms Johnson, BTC's vice-pres-
ident of legal, regulatory and
interconnection, wrote: "Whilst
BTC accepts competition as
inevitable and a necessary part

of the sector's evolution, BTC
submits that this can only be
done in a phased way, having
regard to the present status of
the BTC privatization, and the
[Government's] strategic plan
for the ultimate liberalisation

SEE page 5B

Tribune Business Editor
FEARS that signing on to the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment (EPA) could "prejudice"
Freeport's special status and
economic incentives regime are
unfounded, the Trade Commis-
sion's chairman told The Tri-
bune yesterday, given that the
European Union (EU) will
respect statutes such as the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement.
John Delaney, who is also
managing partner at the Higgs
& Johnson law firm, said the
EU would not attempt to force
the Bahamas to amend laws
already passed into statute as
part of negotiations that are
likely to ultimately see this
nation sign on to the EPA. The
Government has already given
notice of its intention to do so.
"I don't see any fears for the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement,"
Mr Delaney said yesterday. "I
don't see how that would be
"It is a matter of statute, and
as far as I am aware, it is under-
stood that commitments
expressed in legislation the
horizontal type of commitments
- those would be acceptable in
the context of negotiations with
respect to the EPA."
In the context of trade agree-
ments such as the EPA, hori-
zontal commitments are nation-
al positions that apply to all eco-
nomic sectors.
The Bahamas is seeking to
reserve its position in three mar-
ket access areas across all indus-
tries, preserving the National
Economic Council (NEC) or
Cabinet's right to first approve
any investment by an EU
national or company in this
nation that is worth more than
Other market access reserva-
tions being sought are the
preservation of the exchange
control regime administered by
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas, and to ensure the

temporary entry of six EU
worker categories remains sub-
ject to the work permit regime
and Immigration Department
Mr Delaney said yesterday
that the Government was look-
ing to place the need for for-
eign investor approval by the
NEC (really the Cabinet) into
statute, as this was currently
only a policy not law.
The EU wants all such poli-
cies, such as the National Invest-
ment Policy, placed in law to
ensure the 'rules of the game'
for investors are transparent
and clear.
Mr Delaney said: "The Gov-
ernment is looking to translate
those policies into legislation.
The Government is looking to
legislate what might presently
be considered investment poli-
This had previously been con-
firmed to The Tribune by min-
ister of state for finance, Zhivar-
go Laing:
Mr Delaney said discussions
between the various services
industries in the Bahamian
economy and the Trade Com-
mission with respect to their
issues and concerns on the
EPA, as the Government
moves swiftly to craft an offer,
were ongoing.
"The various sectors are at
various stages in their under-
standing," Mr Delaney said.
"Some of them are very well-
advanced in terms of their grasp
of the issues, and their position
and engagement in the process.
"My understanding has been
that the Bahamas wanted to be
in a position by the end of April
to begin the negotiating process
in terms of a draft services offer
with the EU through the CARI-
COM Regional Negotiating
However, Mr Delaney said
the Ministry of Finance would
be able to give a more definitive

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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

SPrimary Skills Required:
Computer literate (Word Processing, Internet technology and
Bachelors degree or greater in biology/combined science,
history/geography, general studies or related fields.
B 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:
P.O. Box N 4105, Nassau, Bahamas
em byApril 30,2008.



Director, Corporate Banking Bahamas and Turks and Caicos


* Graduate status and at least 7 years proven experience in the business/financial
* 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


* 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

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

i a

teacher for 30-plus years has
launched a 'one-stop shopping
mall' on the Internet for real
estate, providing customers with
access to the websites of seven
top Bahamian realtors.
Paul Sattem, a certified bro-
ker, launched Bahamas Homes
and Land Real Estate Company
as an Internet company, rent-
ing the Internet site's space to
leading realtors following a sug-
gestion from a former pupil -
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce executive director, Philip
Bahamas Homes and Land
Real Estate aims to make it
simpler and more convenient
for persons wishing to purchase
a home or land, as they have
complete access to the seven
real estate companies' websites
via www.bahamashomesand-
H.G. Christie is among the
featured real estate companies
on the website, along with C.A.
Christie, ERA Bahamas, Par-
adise Real Estate, Morley Real-
ty, Paradise Sales and Rentals
and Bahamas Waterfront Real-
Mr Sattem's website provides
pictures, price listings, property
size and a detailed outline of
hundreds of homes and prop-
erties across the entire
"It is a joy to help people find
property, especially Bahamians.
I have a strong desire for that,
and then to have Philip [Simon]
turn around and help me out so
much, it has just been phenom-
enal..." Mr Sattem said.
Mr Sattem added that he
obtained the 'one stop shop-
ping mall' concept from Mr
Simon, who suggested that he
rent the web space to various
realtors. Now, Mr Sattem said

SHOWN are Mr Simon (left), Mr Sattem and Mr Simon's daughter Nad-
ja Niara Simon, a second grader at Kingsway Academy.

he is also getting listings from
people who wish to sell their
property also.
During his teaching career at
Kingsway Academy, Mr Sattem
has mentored some of the coun-
try's brightest minds in the per-
sons of Mr Simon, Branville
McCartney, minister of state for
tourism, Bahamian basketball
legend Rick Fox, and others.
He first entered the real
estate business in 1991. Mr Sat-
tem pointed out that his wife,
Udean, who is the high school
vice-principal at Kingsway
Academy, had a strong business
Together, the couple oper-
ates the business, along with his
children from the union with
his first wife, Audrey, who died
several years ago. Mr Sattem's
daughter, Jennifer Sawyer, is
based in Abaco with her hus-
band, Michael. His son, Joshua
Robert Sattem, now lives in
New York with his wife, Kris-
Mr Simon, who credited his
growth and development over

Common Law and Equity Division

the years to former teachers
such as Mr and Mrs Sattem,
said: "Life is circular, and once
you connect in ways as special
as this, you never separate.
"So for Mr and Mrs Sattem to
seek me out and just take back
a little of what they have been
able to give to me, it's my priv-
Mr Simon said Bahamians
have always been entrepre-
neurial in spirit and nature, if
not always in execution.
"You can go down just about
any street and find some sem-
blance of entrepreneurial activ-
ity, sometimes not the type you
want, but very much always
enterprising, and I think it's just
a part of our culture," he said.
"The thing that separates us
from others often times has
been the support, has been the
funding and has been the actu-
al structures under which we
operate in a very high-cost envi-
Some seven out of 10 busi-
nesses fail within the first three


IN THE MATTER OF all that piece parcel or lot of land situate in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas and being Lots Number Eighteen (18) and Number Twenty
(20) of a Subdivision called and known as Perry Subdivision and also known
as Redland Acres Subdivision situate on the Southern Side of Soldier Road in
aforesaid Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.


IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Titles Act, 1959




TERRY DELANCEY, the Petitioner claims to be the owner in fee simple
possession of the pieces parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and has made
application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under
Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act to have the title to the said pieces parcels or
lots 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'ivith the provisions
of the Act.

Copies of a diagram or plan showing the position boundaries and shape marks
and dimensions of the said pieces parcels and lots of land may be inspected during
normal working hours at the following places:

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House, East Street in the
City of Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of Davis & Co., British Colonial Hilton, Centre of Commerce,
4th Floor Suite 400, One Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas, Attorneys for
the Petitioner.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person or persons having a right of Dower or
an adverse claim not recognized in the Petition shall within thirty (30) days after
the appearance of the Notice herein file in the Registry of The Supreme Court in
the City of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioners or the undersigned a
statement of his claim in the prescribed form, verified by an Affidavit to be filed

Failure of any such person to file and serve a statement of claim within thirty (30)
days herein will operate as a bar to such claim.

Dated this 3rd day of April A.D., 2008

4th Floor, Suite 400
British Colonial Hilton
Centre of Commerce
One Bay Street
Nassau, The Bahamas


I -I

T R EN Y R 60 A


on marina

Tribune Business
THE Government should
soon receive more recommen-
dations for its proposed draft
marina policy, The Tribune was
told yesterday, as consultation
with the industry continues.
The Bahamas Environment,
Science and Technology Com-
mission (BEST) is hoping to
submit its recommendations to
the Government "sooner rather
than later" so that the draft
marina policy can finally move
forward for approval.

Ronald Thompson, perma-
nent secretary in the office of
the Prime Minister and head of
the BEST Commission, told
Tribune Business that BEST
was still in the process of active-
ly reviewing the draft marina
He said it should be able to
make even more progress once
it meets with hotel and marina
owners and operators, through
the Bahamas Hotel Association
(BHA), later this month.
Mr Thompson said that while
BEST has not been given a def-
inite deadline for the policy's
completion, he was hopeful they
will soon be able to submit their

final recommendations to Cab-
The proposed marina policy
first arose under the former
PLP administration, which felt
the Bahamas was earning a very
small portion of the potential
economic benefits accruing
from the expanding Bahamian
marina and boating industry.
As a result, the marina poli-
cy suggested a number of taxes
and fees that could be levied to
ensure the Government derived
a greater share of the marina
industry's benefits.

Aggressive Bahamian Shipping Company is currently seeking a Container welder
Job Description
0 Repair and perform preventative maintenance on containerize equipment
including Containers, Chassis, Trailers and Forklifts
0 Maintain maintenance history for all containerize equipment
0 3 years or more of Welding, Mechanical ability and Fabrication Experience
0 Formal technical certification a plus
0 Ability to weld with MIG & Stick Welding
0 Ability to lift up to 70 lbs
0 Ability to use Forklift Equipment
0 Able to stand for long periods of time
0 Able to frequently reach, bend, grasp, stoop, push and pull
0 Ability & desire to work in a fast-paced, organized, positive
0 Excellent Troubleshooting Skills

Competitive Pay
Interested Person should send their resumes by mail to the following address on

* 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
* 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
* 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


The first draft of the pro-
posed marina policy said that
the marina industry was gener-
ating $25 million in total rev-
enues per annum, and 38,875
room nights per year.
The Bahamas Hotel Associa-
tion, though, suggested that per-
haps more research needed to
be done to determine the sec-
tor's overall impact. The BHA
position paper on the matter

said that profitable standalone
Bahamian marinas were the
exception rather than the rule.
The Association added that
most marinas only generated
operating profits as part of larg-
er tourism developments, par-
ticularly as construction and
operational costs were as much
as 100 per cent above those
faced by rival marinas in Flori-


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


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.

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:


Tenders are invited for the purchase of the following:

"ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land in the Subdivision called and
known as "EASTWOOD" situate in the Eastern District of the Island
of New Providence and being Lot Number Twenty (20). Situated
thereon is a Single Family Residence with Four(4) Bedrooms and
Two(2) Bathrooms Entry Foyer, Living Room, Dining Area, Family
Room, Kitchen.

Property Size: 9,000 Square Feet.

This property is sold under our Power of Sale contained in
a Mortgage dated 27th February 2006 All offers should be
forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Risk
Manager P.O.Box N-3180, Nassau, Bahamas and marked "Private
& Confidential". Bids addressed in the above manner may also
be faxed to 393-6127. All offers must be received by the close of
business 5:30pm, Friday, 31st May 2008.

The right is reserved to reject any or all offers.

foot forward


The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighborhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
area or have won an
award. If so, call us on 322-
1986 and share your story.






NOTICE is hereby given that LARKLAND CAMPBELL
of CLARENDON, JAMAICA 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 16th day of
April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world's leading
financial institutions in the Caribbean. Through our
Business Area Wealth Management International
we look after wealthy private clients by providing
them with comprehensive, value enhancing services.
Our client advisors combine strong personal
relationships with the resources that are available
from across UBS, helping them provide a full range
of wealth management services.

In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are
looking to fill the following positions:

Senior Client Advisor & Client
Advisor for the Brazil Desk

In this challenging position you will be responsible
for the Advisory of existing clients, acquisition of
high net worth individuals as well as presentation
and implementation of investment solutions in the
client's mother tongue Portuguese.

For this position we are searching. for a personality
who meets the following requirements:

Extensive experience and a proven track record
in wealth management;
Specialized in the fields of customer relations,
investment advice and portfolio management;
Excellent sales and advisory skills as well as
solid knowledge of investment products are
key requirements. Fluency in English and
Portuguese is essential.

Written applications should be addressed to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com or




1 20


UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RNC' H,.ld.r.g,
Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdings
Fund Name
Colina Bond Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund
Fidelity Prime Income Fund
CFAL Global Bond Fund
CFAL Global Equity Fund
CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
Fidelity International Investment Fund

Market Terms

NOTICE is hereby given that CARMETA FAY DYER of 31
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 9th day
of April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the world's leading financial
institutions in the Caribbean. Through our Business Area
Wealth Management International we look after wealthy
private clients by providing them with comprehensive,
value enhancing services. Our client advisors combine
strong personal relationships with the resources that are
available from across UBS, helping them provide a full
range of wealth management services.

In order to strengthen our team in Nassau, we are looking
to fill the following position:

Desk Head North America/Canada

In this challenging position you will be responsible for:

Acquiring high net worth clients;
Advising clients (mainly from Canada);
Proposing investment solutions in the client's
mother tongue;
Supervising a team of client advisors and leading
the North America Desk.

We are searching for a seasoned team leader with extensive
experience in international wealth management,
specializing in the fields of customer relations and
retention, investment advice and portfolio management.
A proven track record in a comparable position with a
leading global financial institution, a very good network
in Canada, excellent knowledge of investment products
and fluency in English as well as French and German are

Written applications should be addressed to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com or

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas


BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: VCLOSE 1,940.27 | CHG -17.21 1 %CHG -0.88 | YTD -126.48 |1 YTD% -6.12
FINDEX:V CLOSE 911.23 | YTD% -4.28% I 2007 28.29%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Security Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
1.94 1.05 Abaco Markets 1.94 1.94 0.00 0.135 0.000 14.3 0.00%
11.80 11.50 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.9 3.39%
9.68 9.00 Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00 0.643 0.160 14.9 2.71%
0.99 0.85 Benchmark 0.99 0.99 0.00 0.188 0.030 5.3 3.03%
3.74 2.30 Bahamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.7 2.46%
2.70 1.30 Fidelity Bank 2.60 2.60 0.00 0.058 0.040 44.8 1.54%
13.63 10.41 Cable Bahamas 13.63 13.63 0.00 1.093 0.240 12.5 1.76%
3.15 2.10 Colina Holdings 2.87 2.87 0.00 0.091 0.040 31.5 1.39%
8.50 4.75 Commonwealth Bank (Sl) 7.22 -7.22 0.00 0.428 0.290 16.9 4.02%
7.22 3.60 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.63 4.73 0.10 0.157 0.052 30.0 1.10%
2.66 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.65 2.66 0.01 2200 0.316 0.040 8.4 1.50%
7.92 5.94 Famguard 7.92 7.92 0.00 0.713 0.280 11.1 3.54%
13.01 12.49 Finco 12.92 12.92 0.00 500 0.810 0.570 16.0 4.41%
14.75 13.24 FirstCaribbean 13.50 13.24 -0.26 1000 0.855 0.470 15.5 3.55%
6.10 5.05 Focol (S) 5.12 5.05 -0.07 15,000 0.386 0.140 13.1 2.77%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.61 0.61 0.00 0.035 0.600 17.4 0.00%
8.00 6.86 ICD Utilities 6.86 6.86 0.00 0.411 0.300 16.7 4.37%
12.50 8.60 J.S. Johnson 12.30 12.30 0.00 1.059 0.620 11.6 5.04%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities
5.'.P.- -Ii 52Vl.-Lo5. Symbol Bo $ sr. $ Lial tPr,.:e WVVeeky '.col EPS $ Div $ PIE Y.eld

1.160 0.900 13.4
0.000 0.480 NM
*0 0 0t 0000 Ntt.1
4.450 2.750 9.0
1.160 0.900 13.4
-0.023 0.000 N/M

0 00"


NA.V. Key

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD -last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 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 price 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 S 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
'S11 3-for-1 Stock Solit Effective Date 7/11/2007
TG TRADE CALL. CFAL 242-502-7010 I FIDELITY 242-35&6-7764 I FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 I FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL 242-394-2503

NOTICE is hereby given that ELVALINA E. WILLIAMS
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 16th day
of April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that MARILYN JUDITH FITZ-
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 9th day
of April 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


NOTICE is herebygiven that PAULINE BETHEL of
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 16TH day of
APRIL 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that KELLY ROSTAD of
195, 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:wijthin twenty-,ight., days, fom., the 16TH .day, ofU,
APRIL 2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

"The Tribune looks
our for my interests.
The Tribune is my


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14.60 15.60 14.60
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Colna Over-The-Counter Securities
41.00 43.00 41.00
14.60 15.60 14.00
0.45 0.55 0.45
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N4 I'TD' L SI t.I2 M lonin:-
1.308126"" 1.25% 5.61%
2.996573"" -0.14% 13.11%
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12.1010" 1.40% 5.72%
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Leaders in food distribution for retail and club packs

are accepting applications for the position of:


The Job

We are looking for persons with excellent practical
skills in preparing, cutting and packaging chill &
frozen meat, poultry and seafood. Knowledge of Meat
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(c)abacomarkets.com





Most Delta staff

transfer to new

ground affiliate

Tribune Business

AFTER suffering an appar-
ent decline in staff morale with
the downsizing of Delta's
ground handling department in
the Bahamas, the majority of
the company's employees have
accepted jobs with the new
operator hired to perform these
Delta Global Services (DGS),
the airline's in-house affiliate,
officially took over operations
at the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport (LPIA) at the
beginning of the month, as part
of a move to reduce operational
costs for the airline.
Carlos Santos, Delta's region-
al manager for Latin America
and the Caribbean, confirmed
that many of Delta's Bahami-
an employees, who were ini-
tially offered a severance pack-

age, accepted offers from the
new company to basically per-
form the same duties.
"Only a handful accepted the
severance package instead, and
the rest were absorbed into
DGS," he said.
Mr Santos said that as far as
he was aware, the transition
went smoothly and was pro-
gressing without any problems.
Delta's Bahamian employ-
ees were previously officially
told that their positions would
be terminated, and were offered
severance packages in a letter
dated February 25,2008.
Sources close to the airline
told Tribune Business that upon
hearing the details of the sever-
ance offer, morale plummeted
amongst staff members.
It was feared at that time that
DGS operated at a lower pay
scale, and that while the air-
line's existing employees would
be given first preference in
working for the new operator, it

would be with a salary cut.
Employees were also upset at
what was offered, according to a
source. The severance package
amounted to two weeks pay for
each year of employment up to
a maximum of 24 weeks or 12
years. The source said this was a
disadvantage to employees who
had been with the company for
13 years or more. Delta had
also offered an additional
months pay.
Alternatively under Delta's
pension provision, any employ-
ee who had worked for at least
10 years and was aged 52 or old-
er was eligible for a pension
package higher than the sever-
ance. That was offered to
employees who had been
employed with the airline for
in some cases, 15-20 years.
While Delta never confirmed
the severance details, Mr Santos
told this newspaper that they
considered it to be a very fair
severance package.

Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd.


Consolidated Balance Sheet

At December 31, 2007
(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)

Term deposits
Investment securities
Mortgages and commercial loans
Policy loans
Investment properties .
Investment in associate

Total invested assets
Cash and demand balances .
Receivables and other assets
Property and equipment
Other intangible assets
Due from Parent
Total assets
Provision for future policy benefits
Policy dividends on deposit
Total policy liabilities
Bank loan
Other liabilities
Total liabilities
Ordinary shares
Additional paid-in capital
Revaluation reserve
Retained earnings
Total ordinary shareholders' equity
Minority interest
Total equity
Total liabilities and equity

$ 7,155,623
$ 460,820,899

$ 284,084,514



$ 15,643,270

$ 452,338,342

$ 271,019,932


S 460,820,899 S 452,338,342

BTC 'lost millions' due

to enforcement failure

FROM page 1B

of the sector, including the recognition of the
need for further significant tariff rebalancing by
"The erratic and piece meal approach for the
introduction of competition, as contained in this
proposal, cannot therefore be supported."
Expressing surprise that the PUC would
attempt to enhance telecoms competitiveness
and the Bahamian economy's efficiency at this
point in the sector's evolution, Ms Johnson added:
"Now is not the time to issue such licences, and a
comprehensive tariff rebalancing programme as
part of the liberalisation process must be imple-
mented before such competition is introduced.
"What is needed now is effective and timely
enforcement of the existing law and sector policy
by the PUC which, to date, the PUC has failed to
demonstrate the will to do consistently."
Alleging that some operators had previously
gone beyond the scope of their licences, in addi-
tion to the competition presented by (still illegal
under Bahamian law) Voice over Internet Pro-
tocol (VoIP) and callback providers, Ms Johnson
said: "The PUC's track record in this regard
leaves much to be desired, and has resulted in mil-
lions of dollars in lost revenue for BTC."
The PUC's proposal is to licence a new opera-
tor to offer fixed-line international, intra-island
and domestic telephone services via BTC's and
possibly IndiGo Networks systems.
Both companies would play the role of whole-
saler, allowing the new market entrant to pur-
chase services from them for resale to Bahamian
businesses and residents using BTC and IndiGo's
networks, systems and switches. In return, BTC
and IndiGo will receive a regular fee.
As the new telecoms operator will not have to
make a major initial capital outlay to construct
their own telecoms network, the PUC is hoping to
break down the barriers to market entry.
In turn, the new entrant's arrival in theory will
stimulate competition and innovation, reducing
prices and enhancing services and choice for con-

Ms Johnson, though, questioned whether the
impact from a new licensee on BTC's revenues
had been addressed, adding that "the key transi-
tion issue" was how the state-owned incumbent
could rebalance its tariffs reducing the interna-
tional rates and finally charging for domestic calls
- before the licence was issued.
"BTC asks the question: Is resale a sustain-
able form of competition?" Ms Johnson wrote. "Is
there a long-term market for resale services in the
Bahamas, or does the opportunity exist only for
arbitrage services based on the existing unbal-
anced retail tariffs in existence today.
"It is unusual by international comparison for
resale to be introduced into market where retail
tariffs are still out of balance and not altogether
However, the PUC received backing elsewhere,
most notably from Irish cellular operator Digicel,
which is now present in most Caribbean territo-
ries, including Haiti and Jamaica, and has made
no secret of its ambitions to break into the
Elizabeth Wilks-Wood, Digicel's head of legal
and regulatory affairs for the northern Caribbean,
described the PUC's resale licence proposal as "a
shrewd one", balancing the need to ensure mar-
ket entry at reasonable cost for new competitors
with BTC's exclusive rights.
Praising the PUC for striking "the correct bal-
ance", Ms Wilks-Wood added: "Digicel supports
thle PUC's position to introduce service-based,
as opposed to infrastructure based, competition
into the market.
"Digicel understands that this decision is
premised on the commercial reality that barri-
ers to entry into the telecoms market in the
Bahamas can be extremely high and can act as a
disincentive to new entry."
Ms Wilks-Wood urged that regulatory inter-
vention occur only when necessary to deal with
market failures, pointing out that in other juris-
dictions the determination of rates, terms and
conditions by regulators had led to inefficient
entry, the discouragement of investment, and the
entry/exit of operators looking to make instant

FROM page 1B

negotiating timetable. The Tri-
bune was unable to contact
Minister Laing, who was in
Cabinet, before press deadline.
Freeport, Mr Delaney added,
"needs more interaction and
information" on the EPA, with
the Trade Commission and gov-
ernment looking to stage anoth-
er town meeting on the trade
agreement within several weeks.
"I don't think it's anything
more than they were a little dis-
tance away from the discussions

going on in Nassau at an early
point in time," Mr Delaney said
of Freeport's need for more
"They might not have been
as engaged as some of the ser-
vices sectors here have been."
The Trade Commission chair-
man said the main concerns
raised over the EPA by the pri-
vate sector related to two of
what are known as the 'four
modes of services supply'.
The four modes are the cross-
border supply of services; trav-
elling abroad to consume ser-
vices; EU companies establish-
ing a commercial presence in

the Bahamas; and EU nationals
coming to work in the Bahamas
via the six categories that pro-
vide for temporary entrance.
The latter two modes were
the ones raising most concern,
Mr Delaney added, although it
largely depended on which
industry was involved.
"What we're trying to do is
understand what the concerns
are, that an understanding of
those concerns is passed on to
the Government, and we
address those concerns by pass-
ing information to the private
sector," Mr Delaney told The

Telecoms licence proposal would face 'court challenge'

FROM page 1B

Bahamas, and has seen little, if any, action by
the PUC to enforce existing legislation. Providing
additional opportunities for organizations to by-
pass BTC is therefore of increased concern to
the company......"
The PUC's proposal is to licence a new opera-
tor to offer fixed-line international, intra-island
and domestic telephone services via BTC's and
possibly IndiGo Networks systems.
Both companies would play the role of whole-

saler, allowing the new market entrant to pur-
chase services from them for resale to Bahamian
businesses and residents using BTC and IndiGo's
networks, systems and switches. In return, BTC
and IndiGo will receive a regular fee.
As the new telecoms operator will not have to
make a major initial capital outlay to construct
their own telecoms network, the PUC is hoping to
break down the barriers to market entry.
In turn, the new entrant's arrival in theory will
stimulate competition and innovation, reducing
prices and enhancing services and choice for con-

Approved by the Board of Directors on March 31, 2008 and signed on its behalf by:

T. Hilts Chairman


E. M. Alexiou Director

* Chartered Accountants
One Montague Place
Third I loor
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3231
Nassau, Bahamas

a Phone: 242) 502-6000
adx: .242) 52-600)(

Independent Auditors' Report to the Shareholders of
Colinalmperial Insurance Limited

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Colinalmperial Insurance Limited (the
Company) as at December 31, 2007.

Management's Responsibility for the Consolidated Balance Sheet

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

Auditors' Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the balance sheet-based on our audit. We conducted our
audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that we comply
with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the
balance sheet is free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the
balance sheet. The procedures selected depend on the auditors' judgment, including the assessment of the
risks of material misstatement of the balance sheet, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk
assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation
of the balance sheet in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate for the circumstances, but not
for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit
also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of
accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the balance

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


In our opinion, the consolidated balance sheet presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial
position of the Company as of December 31, 2007 in accordance with International Financial Reporting

March 31, 2008


161 Bay Street
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March 31, 2008
2007 certification of actuarial abilities

I have valued the actuarial liabilities of Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. for its consolidated
balance sheet as of December 31, 2007 for a total amount of $284,084,514 and their change in
the consolidated statement of operations for the year then ended in accordance with accepted
actuarial practice, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries' Standards of Practice (for Life
companies), and the Canadian valuation method ("CALM"), all of which are accepted in the
Bahamas, including selection of appropriate assumptions and methods.

In my opinion, the amount of the actuarial liabilities reported above makes appropriate provision
for all future policyholder obligations, and the consolidated financial statements of
Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. present fairly the results of the valuation.

Respectfully submitted,

Jacques Tremblay FSA, FCIA, MAAA
Appointed Actuary
March 31, 2008

A in e0m cr ion 01o EIisti Young Glubo, L inted
"For a complete copy of the Consolidated Audited Financial Statements of
Colinalmperial Insurance Ltd. for the year ended December 31, 2007, plee
contact our Corporate Communications Officer at 308 Bay St., 2nd Floor.
Nassau, The Bahamas by phone (242) 396-2100 by e-mail at
fim.cials@.colinaimperial.comrn ~ or visit our website at
www. olinaiimperial.comrn"


Europe trade deal will

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'Best practices'

Consolidated balance sheets

2007 2006
Assets (CHF million)
Casi md due from banks 36,304 27,865
Interest-bearing deposits with banks 4526 3,910
Central bank funds sold, securSies purchased under
sde agreements and secuftes borro ign bamcto 11 296,341 318,572
of which reported at fr value 83. .9 -
SecuitiesMrecowedacoaed,atfair lue 28,728 32,310
Tr otets~a t..va.ue ~......-- . .
Awlts, dfairvalue12 530,125 449,472
of wch encumbered '141,764 141,404
Investmineat ncuies 13 14,515 20,304
of lih reported at lue fi .14,267 19,560
of which ecubered 1,908 54
Other tents 14 27,907 20,188
of wih reported atfir t Vaue 25,00 18,324
Net ns 15 221,570 190,883
of which repoedatfav lue 31,047 -
alwace for 1,00 1,3052
Premises and equpit 16 5,590 5,443
Go 17 9-746 9,889
Other mi1gi t3ases 18 421 475
of Ad reported tairfy" '179 181
Otheassets 20 157,969 147,603
of whiah reported at fairvalue 49,298 11,265

Ta i1 1,3,34742 1,22'C764

Liabililties and shareholder's equity(CHF million) _____________
Due to banks 21 106,979 104,724
of which reported at fair value 6,348 .
Customer deposis 21 307,598 280,200
of whti reported at lair value .5,551
Central bank funds purchi aed, smcurites sold under
repurchase agreements and securities lending transactions 11 300,476 288,442
of which reported at value 140,424 -
Obligation to return securities receded as collateral, at fa value 28,728 32,310
Trading lablities,atlairvalue 12 200,575 197,936
Short-term borrowigs 14,398 16,287
of which reported at fair value 8,120 2,764
Long-termdebt 22 157,282 144,021
of which reported at fair value 107,290 44,208
Other liabilities 20 162,353 117,836
of which reported atfair value 24,221 14,916
Minoritynterests . 24,019. 18,963
TlW INblles 11...1. i. L ,200,719
Common shares 4,400 4.400
a-onsi pa.d-.n capt 20,849 19:593
Retained earnings 15,872 11.652
Treasury shares, at cost (5,497) (6,149)
Accumulated other comprehensive .tcome/(os) 23 (4,290) (3,451)
Tow ..31334 26,045

Total Ilabtes and shlreholder'sequty 1,333,742 1,226,764

Interested parties may obtain a complete copy of the audited accounts from Credit Suisse Nassau
Branch, Treasury & Issuance, The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4th Floor, Shirley and Charlotte Streets,
P.O. Box N-4928, which would include full disclosure of the material matters in Notes 1 and 2 referred
to in the Group Auditors Report.

KPMG IKlywAed Pat bswick Goordaw 8A
AuMdt PRnandl Smwaom
Badeanrstisse 172 P.O. Box
CH-8004 Zurich CH-8026 Zurich

Telephone +41 4424931 31
Fax +41 44 249 23 19
Intemet www.kpmrg.ch

Report of the Group Auditora and the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm to the General Meeting of
Credit Suisse, Zurich

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Credit Suisse and subsidiaries (the "Bank") as of
December 31, 2007 and 2006, and the related consolidated statements of income, changes in shareholder's equity,
comprehensive income and cash flows, and notes thereto, for each of the years in the three-year period ended
December 31, 2007. These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Bank's management and the
Board of Directors. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on
our audits. We confirm that we mt he legal requirements conceding professional qualification and independence.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
(United States) and Swiss Auditing Standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial staements are free of material misstatement An audit includes
examining, on a test basis. evidence supporting the amountsand disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also
includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as
evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the
financial position of the Bank as of December 31, 2007 and 2006, and the results of its operations and its cash flows
for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2007, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted
accounting principles, and comply with Swiss law.
In accordance with Swiss law, we recommend that the consolidated financial statements submitted to you be
As discussed in Notes I and 2 to the consolidated financial statements, in 2007 the Bank changed its method of
accounting for certain financial instruments accounted for at fair value, in 2006 the Bank changed its method of
accounting for defined benefit pension plans and in 2005 the Bank changed its method of accounting for share-based
We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United
States), the Bank's internal control over financial reporting as of December 31,2007, based on criteria established in
Internal CoMrol-Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway
Commission, and our report dated March 18, 2008 expressed an adverse opinion on the effectiveness of the Bank's
internal control over financial reporting.

KPMG Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler SA

David L Jahnke
Auditor In Charge

Robert S. Oversere

Zurich, Switzerland
March 18,2008


d for major

hedge funds

AP Economics Writer

Two advisory groups assembled
by the Bush administration pro-
posed new "best practices"
Tuesday for the hedge fund
industry, designed to improve
and clarify the operations of the
giant pools of capital.
The guidelines-call on hedge
fund managers to improve their
operating procedures in such
areas as disclosure, valuation of
their assets, risk management
and guarding against conflicts
of interest.
One set of the recommenda-
tions was prepared by hedge
fund managers and the other
was put together by investors
who use the funds.
Treasury Secretary Henry
Paulson said the recommenda-
tions would send "a strong mes-
sage that heightened vigilance is
necessary and appropriate and
that all stakeholders have an
important role to play."
The release of the guidelines
comes at a time when a severe
credit c2T.'s has roiled finan-
cial markets with many large
banks and investment houses
being forced to declare billions
of dollars in losses. Hedge funds
have been caught up in the tur-
moil as investors have grown
worried about thej$/hvency of
funds that invested heavily in
securities backed by subprime
mortgages, where delinquencies
have hit record levels.

o- Monay

Hedge funds have grown
explosively in recent years with
estimates that there are now
more than 8,000 funds with
close to $2 trillion in assets.
They currently operate with
very little government supervi-
sion, catering to institutional
investors and very wealthy indi-
viduals. However, millions of
ordinary people have also
become unwitting investors in
the funds through their pension
In early 2007, a presidential
working group headed by Paul-
son rejected the idea that the
funds needed increased regula-
tion and said what was needed
was improved voluntary stan-
dards for both fund managers
and investors.
In unveiling the recommen-
dations of the advisory groups
on Tuesday, Paulson said the
administration was not endors-
ing the status quo but rather
pushing for improvements that
would keep U.S. financial mar-
kets competitive in a global
"We want the world's high-
est investor protection stan-
dards, we want to guard against
systemic risk and keep the Unit-
ed States the most competitive
financial marketplace in the
world," Paulson told reporters
at a Treasury news conference.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-
N.Y., a key voice on financial
matters in the Senate, said that
Congress was just beginning to
examine what needs to be done
in the wake of the severe cred-
it crisis but "in the interim these
best practices should strengthen
the hedge fund industry and
provide investors and regula-
tors with better information."
The credit crisis claimed its
biggest victim last month with
the near-collapse of Bear
Stearns, the country's fifth
largest investment bank, which
was taken over by JP Morgan
Chase & Co. in a deal in which
the Federal Reserve provided
a $30 billion loan.
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.,

chairman of the House Finan-
cial Services Committee, said
in an interview with The Asso-
ciated Press on Tuesday, that
he expected Congress not
this year but in the future to
revamp financial regulations to
better keep pace with financial
In particular, he said, invest-
ment houses, hedge funds and
other so-called nonbanks have
been innovative, taken risks and
are highly leveraged but operate
under "too few constraints."
Some "regulatory replace-
ments" need to be found, said
Frank, who is putting together
his own regulatory effort in this
One set of recommendations
unveiled Tuesday provides
guidelines on how investors of
hedge funds should operate. It
was drawn up by an investors'
group headed by Russell Read,
the chief investment officer of
the California Public Employ-
ees' Retirement System
(CalPERS), the largest pension
fund in the United States.
The other set of recommen-
dations designed to serve as
guidelines for the managers of
the hedge funds was draw up
by an advisory panel headed by
Eric Mindich, the head of Eton
Park Capital Management, a
large hedge fund.
Mindich said in an interview
with The AP that the effort was
intended to "raise the bar" for
the industry. He said the pro-
posals could be modified based
on comments received during
an upcoming 60-day comment
In a spectacular hedge fund
failure, Amaranth Advisors lost
$6 billion inthe..fall of 2006
because of bad bets on natural
gas prices. Read told reporters
at a briefing that Amaranth was
the "poster child" for what the
advisory groups were trying to
guard against by proposing a
set of best practices.
"I think this represents a
coming of age for the hedge
fund industry," Read said.

The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following


Performs a wide range of janitorial duties throughout the Embassy.
Works alone, or as a part of a group, under the Facilities Manage-
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This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

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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








APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00144

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

APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00161

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

APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00162

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
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

APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00163

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

APRIL 17, 2008
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.


APRIL 17, 2008


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,

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.


APRIL 17, 2008
No. 2008/PRO/npr/00I65

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
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 hard
by the said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date
(for) Registrar

APRIL 17, 2008


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
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.


APRIL 17, 2008


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
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.



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

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

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

APRIL 17, 2008


of 164 Mettler Street in the City of Toledo in the State of
Ohio, one of the States of the United States of America,

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,

No. 2008/PRO/npr/00171

Whereas DEYANE E. RUSSELL of Yellow Elder Gardens
in 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 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 Utnited 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

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

APRIL 17, 2008


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,
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,














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31 Fading and dingy, perhaps (5)


2 So both can be found in small
enclosures (6)
3 Turn of phrase associable with
mountaineering (6)
4 All you need to get fixed up (3)
5 Keep on the track of an
animal (5)
6 Listen attentively to some sound in
the heart (4,3)
7 With the exception that it's
commonly halved (4)
8 Suitable shoe for a sandboy (6)
12 Explorer's pecuniary outer
aspect (5)
13 A sound source of relish (5)
14 Boilerhouse worker? (5)
15 In a hole, perhaps, Victor's humble
place (5)
16 One of a-pair to boast about? (5)
18 A trick that can lead to
dismissal (5)
19 He has his own gate to the
Tower (7)
21 A Scot with French friends in outer
Homchurch (6)
22 To remove moisture around the ear is
just routine (6)
23 Wizard with the power of
flight (6)
25 Being sanctified, having got in, sat
outside (5)
26 Information that will do no good! (4)
28 What lions may be, from a safe
distance (3)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions Yesterday's eass oltitan
ACROSS: 3, Elect(-ricity) 8, May-O-R 10, Hira-M 11, Sou 12, ACROSS: 3, Chaps 8, Mason 10, Rower 11, Bin 12, Drain 13,
Lu-CID 13, Us-urped 15, Vases 18, Sea 19, Bel-low 21, Setters Decided 15, Minus 18, Tin 19, Vacate 21, Comical 22, Roar
22, Raps 23, Smug 24, Getaway 26 Colour 29, Del 31, T-all-y 23, Sews 24, Revised 26, Barren 29, Aid 31, Steel 32,
32, Glean-Ed 34, Da-il-y 35, Dug 36, KhM-E-N 37, Bingo 38, Ravel Innards 34, Beast 35, Toe 36, Bosun 37, Petal 38, Stash
DOWN: 1, Lass-O 2, Courses 4, Loud 5, C-hives 6, Tidal 7, DOWN: 1, Caber 2, Monitor 4, Hard 5, Primal 6, Sonic 7,
Came-0 9, You 12, Leather 14, Pet 16, Slimy 17, Swigs 19, Debut 9, Sic 12, Denizen 14, Dim 16, Named 17, Sense 19,
Broadly 20, T-rac-T 21, Spell 23, Salad-in 24, Guy-ana 25, Valiant 20, Grabs 21, Cadre 23, Sedated 24,ARelent 25, Sin
We-E 27, Oaths 28, Old-ER 30, Peggy 32, Glue 33, Nun 27, Athos 28, Rebus 30, Idoal 32, Isis 33, Rot


Famous Hand

North dealer.
North-South vulnerable.
4Q83 2
4 32
4KJ5 4 --
VJ VK109876
*A 1054 *K9832
+J10975 4664
4 A 109764
+Q 8 3
The bidding:
North East South West
Pass 3 V 3 # Pass
44 Pass Pass Dble
Opening lead jack of hearts.
Foresight is one of the key traits of
.the top-flight player. The ability to
see in advance what may transpire a
few tricks later in the play can make
all the difference in a great many
Consider this gem from the 1967
Far Eastern'championship played in
Manila in the match between Taiwan
and Australia. When a Taiwanese
pair held the North-South cards, they
got to four spades doubled on the
bidding shown. West led the jack of

hearts, won by South, Patrick Huang,
with the queen. Declarer then played
the ace of spades, on which East
showed out.
Huang realized that if he played a
trump toward the queen at this point,
he could be defeated by West's tak-
ing the king and leading a low dia-
mond to East for a killing heart
return. The Australians would thus
score a spade, a diamond, a heart ruff
and, later on, another heart.
*Huang saw there was no way he
could avert the impending heart ruff,
but he did find a way to circumvent
the other heart loser. Accordingly, he
cashed the A-K-Q of clubs before
leading a spade toward the queen.
West went up with the king but
found himself in dire straits regard-
less of how he continued. If he
played the ace and another diamond,
e would not get a heart ruff, and
declarer's only losers would be a
spade, a heart and a diamond.
And if he led a low diamond to
East's king instead, he would be able
to ruff South's ace of hearts when
East returned the king, but that
would mark the end of the road for
the defense. Whether West presented
South with a ruff-and-discard by
returning a club, or led a diamond
and converted dummy's jack into a
trick, Huang was certain to make the









words In
the maIn
body of

HOW many words of four
letters or more can you make
from the letters shown here?
In making a word, each letter
may be used once only. Each
must contain the centre letter
and there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
Good 16; very good 24;
excellent 32 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
10 11

20 21 2
24 25

30 31t

I Trite (5)
6 Handheld
light (5)
9 Fiend (7)
10 Nozzle (S)
11 At no time (5)
12 Reporters (5)
13 Without
pity (7)
15 Vegetable (3)
17 Relax (4)
18 Secret
19 Got up (5)
20 Frightened (6)
22 Greek
letter (4)
24 Friend (3)
25 Obtains (7)
26 Arranges (5)
27 Currency
units (5)
28 Conscious (5)
29 Hate (7)
30 Baked food (5)
31 Wading
bird (5)

2 Hope (6)
3 Trinket (6)
4 Auction
Item (3)
5 Money-
lending (5)
6 Anxiety (7)
7 Minerals (4)
8 Smart
12 Tartan (5)
13 Brittle (5)
14 Normal (5)
15 Man's
name (5)
16 Book of
maps (5)
18 Yields (5)
19 Slept (7)
21 Profession (6)
22 Projectile (6)
23 Horror (6)
25 Ceases(5)
26 Sparkling
water (4)
28 Donkey (3)


I Iili.ul:u


APR 16
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Money may be tight this week,
Aquarius, but don't sell off the family
silver just yet. Good fortune is on
the horizon.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
Now's the time to take the bull by
the horns when it comes to your
hopes and dreams. You can do it!
Success is just a heartbeat away this
week, Pisces. A stranger will walk
into your life make him a friend.
ARIES March 21/Aprii 20
Progress on the work front is all but
assured this week, Aries. Don't be shy;
take credit for your accomplishments.
Be on the lookout for an old friend
who has important news to share.
TAURUS April 21/May 21
You're feeling a little adventurous this
week, Taurus, but your schedule is not
likely to let up anytime soon. That's
okay; you can make plans for later.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
A chance for you to move up in the
world will become apparent this
week, Gemini. Move quickly, for it
won't stick around for long. Make
time for that special someone this
weekend it will be appreciated.
CANCER June 22/July 22
'Relationship issues will be impor-
tant to you this week, Cancer. Get
answers to the questions you've
been harboring deep inside. You'll
grow closer to that special someone
once you clear the air.
LEO July 23/August 23
Your loving nature will attract others
to you this week. However, don't just
sit back and enjoy it. Reciprocate a
little that's what love is all about..
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You're free to come and go as you
please this week, Virgo. Creative activ-
ities will come easy to you. Do only
those things that have meaning for you.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Although your nights may be warm
and loving, your days look stormy
this week, Libra. It's an excellent
week for affairs of the heart, but it
will be more difficult to deal with
personalities opposite yours.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
The next few days should be a lot of
fun, Scorpio. They should also be
productive, as your winning ways
score points with those in power.
SAG1TrARIUS- Nov 23/Dec 21
This week, you should pay attention
to how you can increase your
income without adding too much
pressure. Try making better use of
your time. An old friend stops by to
ask for help. Do what you can.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Your energy will be on the upswing.
this week, along with your assertive-
ness and ambition. It's time you
used your remarkable potential.
Make time for family this week.

IC H SSb y L eo nard Bard enI

White mates in two moves, against
any defence (by Heinrich Juhe). The
chessboard sometimes throws up
strange material imbalances. Here
White is queen, rook, two bishops,
two knights and six pawns ahead, 7
but you still need to look hard to
crack Herr Juhe's puzzle. Forget
about White's two obvious knight
checks, neither of them works. If
you are interested in a chess book,
computer, set or clock then spend
an hour browsing round London's
two dedicated chess stores. The
BCM shop at 44 Baker Street (020
7486 8222) and the Chess Centre at
369 Euston Road (020 7388 2404)
are ooly one Tube station apart
(Baker Street/Great Portland
Street). Both have helpful and
knowledgeable staff plus a vast
stock of all chess requirements.


Chess 8594:1 Rfl. If Kxe4 2 Qhl, or Kxc6 2 Qa8, or
Kxe6 2 Qg8, or Kc4 2 Nf4.


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FamGuard to launch

two new subsidiaries

FAMGUARD Corporation
(FamGuard), the parent com-
pany of Family Guardian Insur-
ance Company, will tomorrow
officially launch two sub-
sidiaries, FG Capital Markets
and FG Financial, at its corpo-
rate centre on Village Road and
Shirley Street.
FG Financial, a pensions and
investment company, and FG
Capital Markets, a brokerage
and advisory services company,
join Family Guardian Insurance
Company as the two newest
members of the FamGuard
Their introduction is an

Legal Notice


(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
14th day of April 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.


Legal Notice


(lInVoluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
14th day of April 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., P. 0. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.




HRRS ......
Seeks a qualified candidate for the position of

At Its Great Inagua Plant
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Plant Safety, Health, and Environmental responsibilities and
knowledge of Regulatory Compliance
Development and management of Capital Budgets and projects
Construction and Capital equipment installation, physical plant
maintenance, on equipment and machinery
Comprehensive knowledge of standard and specialized
engineering computer applications including, reliability, and
data streaming
Identification of source problems and opportunities for
Successful candidate should possess:
Effective communication skills for internal and external
Proficient oral and written communication skills
Positive can-do attitude easily adapts to change and is a team
Uses good judgment, Demonstrates a high level of
professionalism and integrity, discretion and ethical behavior
A Degree in Engineering, Five years experience with reasonable
field experience
Morton Bahamas Limited offers excellent benefits and salary
Interested applicants may submit resumes and proof of
qualifications to
Morton Bahamas Limited, Human Resources Department,
P.O. Box MT-509,
Matthew Town, Inagua,
The Bahamas.
Or, to vmoultrie@mortonsalt.com
The Company will only contact candidates under consideration.
All applications will be held in strict confidences. The candidate
must be willing to relocate to Great Inagua.

extension of FamGuard's grow-
ing portfolio of services, a move
its executives say is necessary
to meet the changing needs of
the Bahamian public.
"The launch of these two new
subsidiaries reflects Fam-
Guard's realisation of the
increasingly sophisticated busi-
ness and financial needs of the
local market, and is part of a
broader strategy that will allow
us to better meet the pension
and wealth accumulation needs
of individuals, businesses and
institutional investors," said
Patricia Hermanns, Fam-
Guard's president.

@... Becurity imit b

Seeking Trained Security Firm Managers, male or
female, for both Freeport and Nassau locations.

Must have own transportation and be available all
hours. Must have the distinct ability to understand and
communicate with all clients and motivate staff to
understand their needs.

Send resume, 2 photographs, updated police record
and references.
Apply by postal address only.

Apply to:
General Manager, S.O.S. Security Limited,
P.O. Box F-43390,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

Deadline is May 12th 2008

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
has been dissolved and struck off the Register
according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 1st day of April, 2008.

Arango-Oillac Bldg.,
54th Street, Panama
Republic of Panama

International Business Companies Act
(No.45 of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the In-
ternational Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), ADVANCED
LIMITED is in dissolution. GILBERTO TUMSCITZ is the Liqui-
dator and can be contacted at c/o Taboaco, Nieckele & Associados,
Av. Ataulfo de Paiva 1351/20 andar, CEP : 22440 034 Lebion,
Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names, addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before 15th
May, 2008.



All vehicles on Pioneer Shipping Dock
Nassau need to be removed as soon as
possible. All Importers with vehicles on
Miami dock without the proper paper work
needs to contact our office in Nasau or Miami.
Storage charges are occurring and vehicles
will be sold to cover all charges in Miami.

Nassau office:(242) 322-8892 or
Miami office (305) 633-3224

The launch comes after FG
Capital Markets acceptance as a
trading member and a sponsor

member of the Bahamas Inter-
national Securities Exchange

Looking for an experienced

Fund Administrator

A small start-up Fund Administration company
is looking for a dynamic person who has a few years
experience in the Administration of Bahamas SMART
and Professional Funds. The ideal candidate would
also be assigned other related tasks. He/she must be
able to fit in a small young group of professionals and
is a motivated team-player.

Please send your resume with a salary expectation
to HR Management,
P.O. Box N-7755, Nassau, Bahamas.


Immediately, technical sales & service representative for
the sale and technical support of the following;

I.D. Card, x-ray, micrographic, document storage, imaging
equipment & supplies.

Person must be self-motivated, and be able to work
with minimum supervision also should poses technical and
computer support skills. Own transportation is necessary.

Apply in person (with a copy of resume)
at the leeco building, thompson blvd.
Next to water and sewage corp.

Between the hours of 9am and 3pm Mon-Fri.

Legal Notice

(No.45 of 2000)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
No. (45 of 2000), ANSLEIGH LIMITED has been
dissolved and struck off the Register according to
the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 2nd day of April, 2008.

Lutea Trustees Limited
9 Burrard Street.
St. Helier, Jersey,


of The Forest, Exuma, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required the same duly certified in writing to the
undersigned on or before the 15th day of May A.D.,
2008 after which date the Personal Representative of
the Estate will proceed to distribute the assets having
regard only to the claims of which he shall then have
had notice.

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

BSFG House
West Bay Street
P.O.Box N-8346
Attorney for the Personal Representative


I ___j


Land title woes

threaten fabric



Commercial Division

THE COMPANIES ACT, CH. 308 Laws of The Bahamas,
2000 Edition


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


By virtue of a Supreme Court Order made
on the 31s' day of March, A.D. 2008 it was ordered
that voluntary winding up of the above Company be
continued subject to the supervision,of the Supreme Court,
Anyone to whom the Company owes money
or property is at Creditor/Client under Bahamian law.
A debt may be proved in winding up by
delivering or sending through the post an Affidavit
verifying the debt to the undersigned Official Liquidator
at Deloitte & Touche, 2nd Terrace West, Centreville, P.
0. Box N-7526, Nassau, The Bahamas, 242-302-4800.
An Affidavit proving the debt may be made by the
Creditor/Client himself or by some person authorized by or
on behalf of the Creditor/Client. If made by a person so
authorized it shall state his authority and means of knowledge.
An Affidavit proving a debt shall contain or refer to a
statement of account showing the particulars of the debt, and
shall specify the vouchers if any by which the same can be
substantiated. The Official Liquidator to whom the proof is
sent may at any time call for the production of the vouchers.
An Affidavit proving a debt shall state whether
the Creditor/Client is or is not a secured Creditor/Client.
The Official Liquidator may from time to time
fix a certain day which shall not be less than 28 days from
the date of the notice on or before which the Creditors/
Clients of the Company are to prove their debts or claims.
The Official Liquidator shall examine any
proof of debt lodged with him and the grounds of the
debt and in writing admit or reject the same in whole
or in part or require further evidence in support of the
same. If he rejects a proof he shall state in writing
to the Creditors/Clients the grounds of his rejection.
If a Creditor/Client is dissatisfied with the decision of
the OfficialLiquidatorinrespect ofaproofthe Court may onthe
application of the Creditor/Client reverse or vary the decision.
Further Notice is hereby given that the Creditors/
Clients of the Company which is being wound up under
the Court's supervision are required on or before the
16th day of May, A.D. 2008 to send their duly completed
Affidavit with their names and addresses and the
particulars of their debts or claims to the undersigned
Anthony S. Kikivarakis
Official Liquidator



FROM page 1B

basic society is land ownership,
and it can't be trusted, there
will be problems" in the fabric
of this country if it continues.
The Quieting Titles Act
allows persons to apply to the
Supreme Court to 'quiet' or
remove any existing title to a
certain parcel of land in the
In theory, they have to inform
all interested parties includ-
ing landowners of properties
that border the parcel being
'quieted' of their interest. This
is usually done through a news-
paper advertisement.
Mr Young described this as
an imperfect mechanism, espe-
cially given the relatively high
illiteracy and semi-literacy rates
in the Bahamas, and the fact
some people would never read
the newspapers.
In addition, no surveyors'
maps showing the boundaries

this situation further in time,
and have investors coming into
this country, and we do not
have a secure land title system,
the economy in terms of home
ownership is questionable," Mr
Young said.
"We won't have that type of
investor, because people will
not want to invest dollars in the
Bahamas, as they're not sure
whether their title rights will be
challenged in the future.
"That's the crazy thing about
this. If we fall into 4 situation
where American investors and
second home owners lose con-
fidence in it, we're in for a world
of hurt, as we may lose the sec-
ond home market.
"It's crazy. The whole system
needs to be overhauled and
looked at before it gets into a
crisis situation, and investors
lose confidence in us."
A "prime example" of this
was Rum Cay, Mr Young said,
describing the situation on the

island as "the Wild, Wild West".
This was because foreign land
speculators had been rapidly
acquiring, .dividing and selling
off land parcels some with
questionable title to foreign
buyers unaware of the likely
problems down the line.
Mr Young called for the Gov-
ernment to allocate more fund-
ing to the Department of Lands
and Surveys to help remedy the
problem, adding that the agency
had been placed "on the back
Via an Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB)
financed programme, the
Department of Lands and Sur-
veys and its consultants, Inter-
national Land Systems (ILS),
last year said they were working
to reform the Land Registry
through introducing either a
Parcel-based Index or Title*
Registration system.
They estimated that weak-
nesses in the land deeds record-
ing system were costing the pri-
vate sector $230 million per

CFA Society of The Bahamas


2007/2008 Officers & Directors
Kristina M. Fox, CFA
CIT Holdings Ltd
PO Box SS-19140, Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242)363 1501 Fax: (242)363 1502
Email: kf99cit.co.uk
David Ramirez, CFA
Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.
PO Box N-4873, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242)302 2217 Fax: (242) 327 6610

Christopher Dorsett, CFA
Cifigroup Corporate & Investment Bank
PO Box N 8158, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 302 8668 Fax: (242) 302 8569
E m ail: O .. ,l ,, ,, i.. ,i1, ...... ,

Sonia Beneby, CFA
PO Box N 3016, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 5700 Fax: (242) 326 0991

Karen Pinder, CFA, CAIA
EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
PO Box SS 6289, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 5400 Fax: (242) 502 5428
Email: karen.pindera efebank.com
Pamela Musgrove, CFA
Colina Financial Advisors. Ltd.
PO Box CB 12407, Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 7008 Fax: (242) 356 3677
Email: pmuserovedcafal.com
Warren Pustam, CFA, CPA
EverKey Global Partners
PO Box N-7776-518, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (2421362 3080
Email: warren aieverkeyelobal.com
Geneen Riviere
"Pearl Investment Management Limited
PO Box N 4930. Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 8022 Fax. (242) 502 8008
Email: geneen.rivierea pearl-investment-
Past President
David Slatter. CFA
PO Box N-123, Nassau. Bahamas
Ph: (242) 393 2007
Email: dslatter kpme.comn.bs




"Avoiding Short-Termism in Investment Decision-
Friday, April 18' 2008

12:00 pm
12:30 pm

General Meeting
Speaker's Address

Please arrive promptly!

Location: Luciano's of Chicago
Cagliari Room
Speaker: Jack Gray
Adjunct Professor & Consultant on Alternative Assets
University of Technology
Sydney, Australia
Cost: Members $25.00
Non-Members $35.00
(Cheques payable to: CFA Society of The Bahamas)

by Thursday April 17th, 2008, contact:
Karen Pinder, CFA, CAIA
L rtM irid..r, rAh.ii ,nr
*Prepayment required through one of the Board Members

Avoiding Short-Termism in Investment Decision Making
This presentation covers the following:
The sources of short-termism and the market participants that encourage it
The benefits and advantages of having a longer-term perspective
Five steps to getting to getting to and exploiting the long term.

After a 20-year intellectually promiscuous academic career around the world in pure
mathematics, the history of science, mathematics educatiorrand in industrial consulting,
Jack worked at AMP Asset Management in Sydney for 10 years in a variety of roles
including quant research, business strategy, marketing and client relations.
In 1998 Jack joined GMO in a broad strategic role. He was GMO's product specialist for
global asset allocation and international quantitative equities, and a member of their UK
investment committee.

In mid 2003 he joined Sunsuper as its first Chief Investment Officer. In mid 2005 he re-
joined GMO in a broad global role and as Co-Director for asset allocation in Boston. He
resigned from GMO in early 2008.

Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Capital Market Dysfunctionality
at the University of Teclinology,Sydney, and a Consultant to Brookvine, a specialist
adviser on alternative assets. Jack is also one of Australia's Special Representatives for
the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Jack is a founding member of the Q Group Australia, a past member of the Investment
Committee of ithe Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, and a member of
the editorial board of The Journal of the Securities Institute of Australia.
Jack is regularly invited to speak at international and domestic conferences on investing,
and regularly publishes in both popular and professional journals.

of the land parcel being quieted
were published, meaning "peo-
ple can't visualise where the
land is" and whether their title
rights are impacted.
Mr Young pointed out that
the Government always pub-
lished surveyors' maps for land
it was compulsorily acquiring,
*and urged that this be mandat-
ed for all Quieting Titles
He added: "Some lawyers are
abusing the Quieting Titles Act.
Essentially, it was meant to qui-
et disputes over questionable
ownership, but recently it's been
used as a tool to take land from
legitimate owners. It's being
used as a tool to steal land."
With many Bahamians lack-
ing the financial resources to
defend their property rights in
court, Mr Young said all people
needed to do under the Quiet-
ing Titles Act was to have mon-
ey and a good attorney, and
they could probably obtain the
land regardless of whether they
had a valid claim.
"If you carry through with

UC- -s

Public Utilities Commission



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: www.PUCBahamas.gov.bs

Interested applicants may deliver resumes to:.

Executive Director, Public Utilities Commission
4th Terrace East, Collins Avenue
Fax No. (242) 323-7288
E-mail: P:C af pucbahnaman.gov.hs

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



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